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Society News

Russell on Nuclear Deterrence

Generality and Disimilarity

The Russell Cambridge Companion

Early News Reports on Russell

Traveler’s Diary

the first american news reports on russell

Commentary by John Ongley

The following newspaper articles are the first about Russell to appear in the New York Times.

—James Coats of Providence is at the Waldorf.
—Ex-Mayor W.G. Thompson of Detroit at the Holland.
—Prof H.G. Jessop is at the Wind-
—John D. McDonald and T.R. Hoyt of Boston are at the Plaza.
—Commander E. T. Strong, United States Navy, is at the Park Avenue.
—Maj H. Scobell of the Scots Guards of England is at the Hoff-man.
—F.E. Warren of Boston and John B. Greer of Newport are at the Everett.
—Bishop Bickersteth of Tokio, Japan, and Congressman W.W. Grout of Vermont are staying at the Murray Hill.
—H. H. Glassford of Chicago, W.W. Birdsall of Toledo, and C.F. Riely of Albany are at the Metro-pole.
—Henry M. Booth of Albany, E.F. Warner of Philadelphia, and J.G. Lundy of Troy are at the Norman-die.
—J.L. McVey and Edward L. Mul-holland of Philadelphia and John C. Schroeder of Rochester are at the Imperial.
—Grove L. Johnson of Sacramen-to, W.B. Gordon of Cleveland, and J.W. Rudd of Richmond, Va., are at the Marlborough.
—W.C. Ralson of San Francisco, M.D. Helm and G.W. Ashley of Baltimore, and J.S. Tolman of Bos-ton are at the Manhattan.
—Senator George W. McBride of Oregon, Brinsley Sheridan of Lon-don, F.T.S. Darley of Philadelphia, and Joseph Jefferson are at the Fifth Avenue.
—F. W. Hoeninghaus and F. Honginghaus of New York; Wil-liam L. Harris of Washington D.C.; Mrs. M.G. Worthington, Phila-delphia; Mr. and Mrs. Bertrand Russell, and Miss Amos of London are at the Brevoort.

NYT Dec 25, 1896

Women at Wimbledon Put One Up Against Harry Chaplin.

LONDON, May 2.—The wo-man suffragists have decided to oppose the election to the House of Commons of Harry Chaplin, ex-president of the Local Government Board, who is the Unionist can-didate for the seat for Wimbledon made vacant by the resignation of Charles E. Hambro, Conservative.
The Liberals are not contesting the seat, and Mr. Chaplin thought he had a walkover, but the veteran anti-suffrage leader was today confronted by an active woman suffragist campaign on behalf of Bertrand Russell, brother and heir presumptive of Earl Russell. Mr. Russell’s wife, a daughter of Robert Pearsall Smith of Philadelphia, has been closely identified with women’s political work.

NYT May 3, 1907

Used Successfully to Break Up Woman Suffrage Candidate’s Meeting.

Special Cablegram

LONDON, May 11.—A new use has been found for rats. They have been drafted into politics, and have shown themselves marvelously efficient in the line of work to which they have been assigned. Out at Wimbledon the Hon. Bertrand Russell, woman suffrage and Liberal candidate for Parliament, decided to open his campaign with a public meeting. The hall was crowded, mostly with women. The meeting was no sooner opened than a plain, organized attempt was made to break it up.
“We are here tonight to pledge ourselves to a worthy candidate,” said the Chairman in opening the meeting.
“Really,”exclaimed a man in the back of the hall, and then there
were guffaws, shouts, shrieks, cat-
calls, and toots on motorcar horns.
“I trust we will have order in this meeting,” pleaded the Chairman.
“Will you please sit down?” demanded a man with a mega-phone, and then came a great up-roar, which lasted five minutes. So the meeting progressed, until can-didate Russell rose to speak. He had said about three words, when the man with the megaphone shouted:
“Let 'em loose.”
That was the signal for the rats to make their début in British politics. An instant later, forty whopping big fellows were scam-pering over the floor, terrorizing the audience, and especially the women. To say that the meeting adjourned in great disorder is an extremely conservative statement. In subsequent meetings in Mr. Russell’s interest it was notable that a small number of women were present.
NYT May 12, 1907

Chamberlain’s Candidate Beats Woman Suffragists’ Candidate.

LONDON, May 15—At the bye-election at Wimbledon yesterday the Right Hon. Harry Chaplin, Unionist, ex-president of the Local Government Board, whose candi-dacy was opposed by the woman suffragists, was elected by the great majority of 6,964 out of a total vote of 13,562. Mr. Chaplin was Mr. Chamberlain’s first lieu-tenant throughout Mr. Chamber-lain’s protectionist campaign.
Bertrand Russell, the candidate of the woman suffragists, was heavily handicapped by the fact that the Liberals declined officially to nominate a candidate for the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles E. Hambro, Conservative, and many liberals declined to support the nominee of the suffragists.

NYT May 16, 1907

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