Suffragette Tax Resisters in Hamburg

This is the first I’ve noted any tax resistance from the women’s suffrage movement in Germany, though for all I know, this is just because I don’t read German. This note comes from the Northampton Mercury:

Passive Resistance in Hamburg.

The women’s rights movement has taken a fresh development in Hamburg. Several of the prominent lady leaders of the movement have announced their intention of refusing to pay communal taxes unless the full rights of citizenship are granted them. One lady’s goods have just been seized for the taxes which she refuses to pay, and the matter will now come before the law courts.

From the Cambrian:

The Disturbances in Wales and the London Times Reporter.

We perceive in the Welshman of last week a proposition to present a piece of plate to the reporter of the Times, for his conduct in setting before the public the many grievances under which the farmers in the disturbed districts laboured, and for the fearless and independent manner in which he furnished to the important journal of which he is the representative, the proceedings which have taken place. We are given to understand that the gentleman about to be so complimented is Mr. J.G. Powell, of Bristol, to whose exertions and conduct during the whole of the unfortunate disturbances, we are proud to bear our most unqualified approbation and praise.

Rebecca Again.

On the toll-gate situated between Bettws Gwerfil Goch and the Holyhead Road, called the Mardy gate, within five miles of Corwen, in the parish of Llangwm, in the county of Denbigh, belonging to the Bala trust, was entirely taken away, the posts parted with a saw, and a note put under the door, informing the toll-keeper that the breach was committed by Sister Rebecca, with a caution against placing another in that neighbourhood.

Welsh Tolls.

A surgeon who resides at Crickhowell, Breconshire, had to visit a patient at Tre-tower, a distance of three miles. It cost him 1s. 6d. tolls for his horse and gig, his fee for attendance being only 3s. 6d. — Correspondent of Morning Chronicle.

Special Commission in Cardiff.

It is generally reported in circles likely to be well informed on the subject, that directly after the sittings in the present term, a Special Commission will be held again in this town, for the trial of the Rebecca prisoners at present confined in Carmarthen gaol. — Cardiff Advertiser.

Final Examination and Committal of Twenty-six Rebeccaites.

The following is the result of the apprehension of the Rebeccaites for pulling down the gates and destroying the toll houses at Parkymorfa and Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, on . They were examined before Hugh Owen Owen, Esq., Vice Lieutenant of the County, and a full Bench of Magistrates, at Fishguard. — William Owen (the Lady Rebecca), James Gwynne, and Thomas Gwynne, were committed to the next Assizes, but were held to bail, themselves in 100l. each, and two sureties in 50l. each; and the remaining twenty-three in 50l. each, and two sureties in 25l. each. — The excitement in the town was very great, particularly as regarded the informants, Thomas Williams and wife, who were obliged to be guarded night and day from the Barracks to the Commercial Inn, where the Magistrates sat. — They have since been removed to the gaol at Haverfordwest, as a place of security. — The prisoners were confined in the Market-house, surrounded by a treble guard of marines. The Commercial Inn was also strongly guarded during the time the Magistrates were sitting. — New gates have been erected at Scleddy, Fishguard, and Penymorfa; and it is believed, that the exertions of police-men and magistrates, resulting in a committal of so many of the Rebeccaites, will effectually prevent any further destruction of gates in this quarter.