July 18, 1914

WWI News Blog

SEEKS TO PLACATE ULSTER.; Asquith Negotiating with Unionist Leader and Carson.

LONDON, Saturday, July 18. – The Government is making strong efforts to reach a settlement in the Ulster problem.

Two Cabinet councils were held yesterday and Premier Asquith had an audience with the King, and was in communication with Andrew Bonar Law, the Unionist leader, and Sir Edward Carson. In fact, the whole day was occupied in conferences between the various party leaders, but without definite results.

CHOPS A MILLAIS PICTURE.; Militant, Caught in National Gallery, Damages Portrait of Carlyle.

LONDON, July 17. — A militant suffragette today slashed with a butcher’s cleaver the portrait of Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish historian, painted by Sir John Millais and hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. The woman was arrested after a severe struggle with the attendants, and at the police station gave her name as Anne Hunt.


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