BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. BIRTHS. COVERLEY,-On the 4th inst., at Ashgrove," Maesteg, the wife of W. John Coverley, of Bryn- menyn, of a daughter. 354 DA VIES.—On April 7th, at 94. Marlborough-road, Cardiff, the wife of Henry Davies, of a son. 380n EDWARDS.—On April 10th, at 20, University-place, Cardiff, the wife of E. Edwards cf a daughter. 744n FOX.-57, Wellfield-road, Cardiff, on 8th April, 1910, wife of A. C. Fox, a son. 453n JONES.-On the 5th inst., at 77. Sotheby-road. High- bury-park, N., the wife of Arthur Davis Jones, of a son. c869 JONES-PARRY.—On the 6th April, at Rose Bank, Shalford, Braintree, to the wife of W. P. J. Jones- Parry—twins (a son and daughter). c895 LLOYD.-On the 5th April, 1910, at "The Church House," Broome, near Stourbridge, the wife of Cyril Edward Lloyd, of 1 daughter. o896 MORRIS.—On the 7th April, at Thp, Lodge, near Halifax, the wife of Alfred W. J. Mcrris, of a daughter. c MARRIAGES. ARMSTRONG—MA CM IN .—On the 7th April, at St. Pancras Parish Church, Arthur Keith Arm- strong, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. London, of Monmouth, son of Henry Armstrong of Dartmouth, Park-road, N.W., to Louise Lily, daughter of John Macmin, of Dartmouth Park-road. Highgate. c898 CAREY-BRYAN SMITH.—On the 7th April, at St. Peter's, Bournemouth, by the Rev. A. E. Daldy, Vicar, Herbert Douglas, eldest son of H. S. Carey, of Coverdaie," Bromley, Kent. to Emily Wini- fred, daughter of the late Bryan Hinton Smith, of Astwood Bank, Worcestershire, and Mrs Bryan Smith, of Llandrindod Wells. c399 EVANS—PONSFORD.—On 9th April, at Manvars- street Baptist Chapel. Bath, by the Rev. L. C. Parkinson,, M.A., pastor. assisted by the Rev. W. Evan Darby, LL.D., B.D. (of London), uncle of the bridegroom, and the Rev. J. Lewis Roderick. B.A. (Bromley, Kent), brother-in-law. Miss Rose Maud Ponsford, youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs George Ponsford, 32. Henrietta-street, Bath, to Mr David Albert Evans, Proprietor of Steele and Marsh, chemists, 6, Milsom-street, Bath (son of Mr and Mrs Benjamin Evans), of High-street, Nar- berth. EVANS—CURTIS.—On the 5th April. at the Parish Church. Hawkhurst, by the Rev. Wallbrand Evans, Vicar, the Rev. Turberville Evans, Rector of Buck- land, Dover, to Frances A. M. Curtis, younger daughter of the late John George Cockburn Curtis, M.Inst.C.E. c888 HOWELL—HOPKIN.—On the 5th inst., at All Saints' Church, Nottingham, by the Rev. Charles Davis, M.A., Frederick William, youngest son of the late James Howell, Esq., J X.. Grove House, Cardiff, to Elsie Mabel, second daughter of F. W. Hopkin, Esq.. Baker-street. Nottingham. At home May 19th and 20th, Clifton," Penylan-road, Cardiff 113n LEF-DAVIS.-On the 7th inst., at, St. Stephen's, Gloucester-road. by the Rev. Canon Bell, assisted by the Rev. Cecil Verey, Charles Wilfrid, eldest son of Mr Harry W. and 'Mrs Lee, of 26. Basil-street. and Gelligemlyn, Dolgellev, to Georgina Lydia, eldest daughter of Mr H. W. B. Davis, R.A., of Glaslyn, Rhayader. 3900 BEYS JONES—MERRIMAN.—On the 5th April, at] St. Luke's Church, Reigate, by the Rev. Canon C. V. Merriman, Rector o-f St. Mary's, Hulme, Man- chester, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. John Worthington. Rector of North Lew, N. Devon, nncle of the bridegroom, the Rev. Edward Rhys Jones, Rector of Mottingham, Kent, to Florence Kathleen, younger daughter of George Langshaw Merriman, of Tremadoc. Reigate. c871 ROGEILS-PRILLIPS.-On April 6th. at Carmel Baptist Chapel, New Tredegar, by the Rev. Fred Jones (pastor), assisted by the Revs. J. Williams, Cardiff; R. Owen, Pwll, Llanelly and D. H. Rees, New Tredegar, the Rev. R. S. Rogers, B.A., Mountain Ash. to Miss Mabel Phillips, the youngest daughter of Mr Alderman N. Phillips. Brynsyfi, I agent to the Powell Duffryn Company, New Tre- degar. n 8TEVENS—MATTHEWS.—April 6th, at the Parish Church, Neath, by the Rev. C. Chaloner Lindsey, vicar of Tonna. Henry Richard, only son of the late Edmund Stevens, to Florence Elizabeth, Soundest daughter of the late Joseph Loyd latthews, Neath. DEATHS. BADGETT.—William, on the 6th inst., atLlangynidr, aged 69 years. BEARD.—At 81. Shirley-road, Cardiff, on April 3rd, in his 49th year, George Beard, Builder BOYER.—On April 5th,pt FerndaleMilward's-terraee Whitchurch, Cardiff, William, beloved husband of Elizabeth Boyer. BURNETT.—On April 8th, at 7, Lady Margaret ter- race, Cardiff, William Burnett, aged 69. COLLINS.—On April 9th, at 17, Evelyn-street. James. aged 15 years 5 months, the beloved son of Margaret and the late Michael Collins. DAVIES.—On April 3rd, at Maesyderi, Abercrave. after a long and painful illness, patiently borne, Mary, relict of James Davies, colliery proprietor, aged 72. DAVIES.—On April 6th, at the Temperance Hotel, Aberdare, Susannah, beloved wife of William Davies. DAVTES.—At Brynamlwg," The Parade, Porth, Mary, the beloved wife of John Davies, Provision Merchant, Pontypridd-road, Porth. EDWARDS.—On Friday, at 3, Trade-street, Cardiff, Theophlins Edwards, in his 60th year. EDWARDS.—On the 10th April at 18. Falkland- road, Highgate-road, Arthur Francis Searies Edwards, of pneumonia, aged 65, c924 EVANS.—On the 8th April, at 30, Sydenham-road. Croydon, Jane, eldest surviving daughter of the late Herbert Norman Evans, M.D., of New Groye House, Hampstead. and St. Leonards-on-Sea, aged 72. c925 GREENHILL.-On 4th April. at Penarth, Frederick Ridge Greenhill, late city treasurer of Cardiff, in his 81st year. 8471-436n GRIFFITHS.—Wm. Griffiths, Blacksmith, Maendy, near Cowbridge. HARRIS. -on the 20th February, accidentally drowned at Beaumont-le-Roger, Eure, Normandv, Captain Wm. Albert Harris. late Royal Marine Light Infantry, second son of the late John Harris, of Hawkmoor, Bovey Tracey, and Combe House, Ipplepen, Devon, aged 42. c901 HAMER.—On April 8th, John Hamer, beloved hus band of Sarah J. Hamer, 71, Cyfarthfa-street, Car- diff. HAYMAN.—Captain Richard Hitman, age 82, at 35, Market-street, Torquay, on the 7th inst., after a long illness. ErITCHINGS.-On April 8th, at 64, Grove terrace, Penarth. Howard, beloved husband of Emma Hitchings, and third son of the late J P. and Mrs Hitebings,, of Narberth, Pem., in his 50th year. HOLDER.—April 2nd, atLlandaff House, Abercynon. Henry, the beloved hnsband of Eleanor Holder HONEYBDN.—On April 7th, at Cardiff InfLrmary, Norris Edward, beloved husband of Annie Caroline, aged 45 years (late foreman Wood-street Tram Depot). lAMES.-April 4th, at 7, Pembroke Vale, Clifton, Bristol, Cecile James, daughter of the late Job James, Surgeon, of Merthyr Tvdfil, aged 81. JOHN.—At the Greyhound Inn, St. Brides Major, Evan John, aged 72. .TOILN .-On Sunday, April 3, at 67, Varna-road, Edg- baston, Birmingham, Richard M. John, Head- master Hope-street School, in his 60th year. Deeply lamented by a wide circle of friends. JONES.—Suddenly, on the 7th inst.. William Jones, draper, London House, Ammanford, aged 62 jears. JOYCE.—At 15, Tenby-street, Splott, Cardiff, on April 6th inst., Gerald, the infant son of Nicholas and Ellen, age 2 years. LARK.—April 7th, at 100, Geliigaer-street, Cathays, Cardiff, Nicholas James be'oved husband of Mary Lark, after short illness. LEWIS.-on April 4th, at 53, Wyevern-road, Cat- hays, Cardiff, William, the dearly beloved husband of Ann Lewis, after a long and painful illness, patiently borne, age 65 years. His end was peace. MAGGS.—April 4th, at 23, Albert-street, Canton, Cardiff, Samuel William Maggs, age 63. IONTON. Nellie, the beloved wife of Herbert Minton, Lloyd-street, Gelli. MILLS.—Suddenly, on 5th inst., Ap Tafonwy Mills. MITCHELL.On April 6th, at 20, Shakespeare-street, Cardiff. Eliza, beloved wife of the late Thomas Mitchell, age 68 years. MORGAN.—On the 6th inst, at 78, Windsor-road, Penarth, in his 60th year, David Morgan (D. Davies and Sons gang). NEAL.-On April 8th, at 2, Cathays-terrace, Cardiff Thomas Bristow Neal. aged 60. NEVILLE.—April 6th, at 47. Crwys-Toad, Cardiff James, beloved husband of Mary Neville, aged 51. IUCHO LLS. -Jonah Nicholls, retired servant of Great Western Railway, Carmarthen, April 10th, aged 70. OWEN.—On April 7th, at The Infirmary, Cardiff, George Owen, inspector of weights and measures, Cardiff, beloved husband of Emma Owen. aged 57, OWEN.—On the 5th April, at Burfield," Appleton, Cheshire, Wm. Owen, in his 64th year. c902 PARRY.—April 8th, at Canal Cottage, Treforest, Sarah, widow of the late Thomas Parry, aged 75 years. I53MBER.—April 9th, at 10, Phyflis-street, Barry Island, Louisa, widow of the late Godfrey Pember, After a long illness. 680n PETERS.-On April 5th, at 190, High-street, Tre- orchy, Hannah, the beloved wife of Mr D. T. Ileters. PETERSON.-On the 6tb inst., Matilda, beloved wife of Maurice Peterson, 6, Church-road. Penarth. PRICE —Dorcas, the beloved wife of Wm. Price, Grocer. Newbridge, passed away on Saturday, 10.30. ROBERTS.—On the 8th inst., at Llan Llangasty, Talyilyn, Robert Roberts, formerly of Cardiff Post Office, aged 56. :ROBERTSON ,-On the 11th of April, at 7, Guild- ford-crescent, Cardiff, William Bertram, late sergt. of Gordon Highlanders and 3rd Welsh Regt aged 46 years. ,SCOTT.On the 8th inst., at Cap Martin, Sir Walter 4. Scott, Bart., of Beauclerc, Riding Mill, Northum- berland. and Bentinck House. Newcastle-on-Tyne. THOMAS.—On April 9th, Gertrude Eleanor (Gertie), second daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas,Cornerswell- • road. Penarth. THOMAS.-Williim Thomas, of Gileston (late of Llanfarach), in his 63rd year. THOMAS.-At Ystrad-Rhondda, Hettie, the beloved wife of Councillor T. Thomas, J.P. WILLIAMS.—April 6th. at 18, Ruthin-gardens, Cardiff, Ethel Maud, age 16, daughter of Mrs and the late Josiah Williams, after a painful illness. WILLIAMS.—On April 5th, at 104, Cat hays-term ce, erdiff, Mary Ann widow of the late William Wil- ms, aged 70 years. WILLIAMS.—On the 11th inst.. at Swansea. Mar- garet, daughter of the late David Williams, builder, of Cardiff, and sister of Mrs R. E. Jones, Porth- cawl. x886
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FAIR PLAY FOR LIBERALISM. The Veto debate in the House of Com- mons was lifted to the height of states- manlike argument on Tuesday night by the speech of the Home Secretary, and the division on an Opposition amend- ment gave the Government a majority of 109. He said the Veto Resolutions were framed so as to secure, what does not now exist, namely, a fair field for Liberal legislation. The Government were striv. ing to make a Liberal vote count as much as a Tory vote." There is neither fair play nor equality, and justice is denied the Progressive Party. The repre- sentative system of the country is ren- dered abortive, for we have seen how when the Tories are beaten with a majority of hundreds against them, the Leader of the Tory party can tell the country and the elec- tors that their votes and the result of the election matters little, for he, with the approval and consent of Lord Lans- downe, will really rule. The latest action of the Lords in taking to themselves the right of forcing a General Election has made an irksome situation intolerably and produced a feeling in the country that led the Lords to condemn themselves be- fore the House of Commons could discuss the proposals of the Liberal Government. There is. and there can be, no going back to the intolerable situation which existed before the rejection of the Budget and the forcing on the country of a General Election. There is no equality nor the semblance of it as thirds stand, for it is only when the people vote a Tory majority that the will of the people is operative. Mr Churchill presented the in justice of the old state of things with ir- resistible logic. On such questions as a settlement of the Irish question, the re- dress of Nonconformist grievances, the re- moval of electoral inequalities or griev- ances, the Liberal vote is practically in- operative for the reason that the Tories can summon the House of Lords to destroy Liberal measures, and all the labours of the House of Commons and of Ministers endeavouring to carry out the mandate of the country are rendered futile by a meeting at LansdQwne House. The Tories pretend to respect the will of the people," but it is the veriest political sham, and was belied all through the Liberal administration. They believe in the people only when the people give them a majority. Their idea of fairplay and equality is a permanency of power for reactionary Toryism and a strength- ening, not of the people's rights and in- stitutions, but of class privileges. Thepur- pose the Veto Resolutions seeks to end this intolerable inequality and privilege of a class. Fairplay and democratic prin- ciples are at the base of the Resolutions, and the final result, whether soon acquired or long delayed, can only be on the side of equality, fairplay, and effective repre- sentation of the people. It niay be a long or a short fight, Democracy will prevail over privilege in the end. The Lords' haste to condemn their own House is the strongest evidence of the change that is coming.
The truth of the experience is con- stantly being demonstrated that what is one's poison is another's food. The cigar- ette, so deadly to the young, is one of the divinest blessings" to the harassed person of mature years, who finds solace in the dainty tube of tobacco. To another the cigar spells opulence of pleasure and is nausea and narcotic poison to others. Alcohol is described as poison and its misuse is responsible for a good deal of the serious crime in the land. Yet tea, the temperance beverage and the almost universal drink of the English speaking race, is denounced as deadly, worse than alcohol for Irish peasants." The misuse of anything in the world will produce harm, and tea is no exception. A Blue Book is not the place where we should expect to find a wholesale denun- ciation of the tea-drinking habit, but one issued this week, containing the reports of the inspectors of National schools in Ire- lands makes an onslaught on the customs of the Irih peasantry in preparing and drinking tea. Race deterioration is men- tioned as the price which is to be paid for use of tea. The tea prepared for use by the Irish peasantry is such that when drunk has the properties of a slow poison. The teapot stewing on the hearth all day long is kept literally on tap; the members of the family, young as well as old, resort- ing to it at discretion." It is described as a new and pernicious custom in Ire- land. The Irish peasantry are in need of cookery lessons, and the class that could popularise a few nutritious vegetable soups amongst the housewives of its neighbourhood would do more than any other to promote the health and to merit the gratitude of the rising generation. The Irish poor are not alone in the need of cookery lessons.
The Tariffiists during their propaganda in South Wales were busy talking about dying industries, and cheerfully included the Tinplate Trade amongst the mined trades which were either gone or going. It mattered not that those in the trade told the speakers that the Welsh tinplate trade was in vigorous health, and greater than ever it was in history. The Tariff- mongers preached the dying story, and the Welsh tinplate trade, like so many other British industries, was libelled and misrepresented to the world. The Swan sea Harbour Trust statistics for the past month show an increase in imports and exports. The figures all round tell of flourishing trade, especially in regard to the staple manufacture of tinplates. Their greatest competitors had taken from Swansea 1,800 tons more of plates than in the corresponding month there had been a gain of 1,200 tons in shipment to Roumania, and Italy, with competing works, had taken 532 tons in excess. Quality and finish with the advantages of Free Trade tell against the world.
Photography is the handmaid of every scction of the public and the servant of (he arts and commerce. A speaker on the subject at the Exhibition of Photography in London said that the satisfactory claims in regard to photography were to be found in the fact that, hostile tariffs notwithstanding, the English photo- grapher more than held his own in the estimation of the world. The products of the British photographic firms are known for quality all over ttle world- East and West. No phase of life is un- familiar to photography. The trader, thE manufacturer, the teacher, and the publicist all make use of the camera and its products, and the Press is not com- plete without its photographic pictures. The camera picture is threatening the descriptive article, and it is quite as com- mon to find a pictorial story of the events of the day as seen through the lens of the camera as to turn to the story of the descriptive writer. Photography is one of the great factors in modern life.
A Unionist contemporary points out that it is necessary for the Unionist party to place a sound policy of land reform before the country, and remarks that the sooner it is done the better. A Conservative land reform is something like the House of Lords' reform as seen from the Upper Chamber. Toryland reform strengthens the position of the landowners just as the Lords are desirous to make the Hereditary Chamber im- pregnable. Land proposals from the Unionist side, which profess to help to create small ownership, will be looked at with suspicion. In fact, the journal making the announcement discloses its suspicion and hatred of land reform" by the remark that there is much to be said for and against it." There is. Tory land reforms mean a vote-catching proposal. The country has had enough, surely, of Con- servative land reforms, and is weary of waiting for the delay of possession of the and by reason of the Tory obstructions which have been placed in the path of progress.
Fifty Years Ago. FROM CARDIFF TIMES," APRIL 15, 1860 A general meeting of the members of the Cardiff Artillery Volunteer Corps was held at the Town Hall on Monday, when Major Hewett, of Tyr Mab-Ellis, was selected captain of the corps. Major Hewett is an old Army officer who greatly distinguished himself during the American War." Another effort is to be made to complete the Clifton Suspension Bridge across the Avon. This great work was commenced by Brunei more than 20 years ago, and over E40,000 was expended on it up to 1843. Now the work of completion is to be again commenced. The roadway will be 859 feet in length and will be 220 feet above high water mark." As a result of a movement commenced by a few of the leading commercial men at the Bute Docks, all the shippers and shipbrokers' offices there will in future close at two o'clock on Saturdays." Messrs Jenkins and Co., Cardiff, have for sale or to let on hire twenty six-ton coal waggons now regularly run on the Taff Vale Railway." "The great prize fight between Sayers and Heenan took place near Aldershot on Monday. Before the fight was concluded the police broke into the ring and separated the com- battints. The Vanderbilt left Cowes on the following Wednesday for America, with two tons of newspapers containing particulars of the fight." A meeting was held at the Town Hall on Saturday, under the presidency of the Mayor, in obedience to a requisition signed by a num- ber of influential residents, and after a long address by Mr H. A. Bruce (afterwards Lord Aberdare), it was resolved to establish an industrial school at Cardiff. The Lords of the Admiralty had been appealed to and they had granted the use of the Havannah, an old war schooner, capable of accommodating 20 boarders and 320 day scholars. The ship would be brought round from Plymouth shortly and moored in the River Taff adjoining the Pen- arth-road. A large committee was appointed to carry out the proposed scheme, and Mr Jonas Watson was elected secretary. The industrial school will be a branch of the Ragged School, Millicent-street." The communication between Cardiff and Penarth was opened some months since by an omnibus running twice daily from the Bate Docks to Penarth and back. A ferry boat has now been placed to cross Penarth Harbour, and the omnibus will run along the new road to the harbour, pasbengers crossing by means of the ferry boat. The distance saved will be over two miles, and the time occupied each way only fifteen minutes." The Bute Trustees have just appointed twenty officers and privates as a police force of their own. The borough police force consists of forty men,so that there are now sixty police officers to take charge of a town with a popula- tion of 35,000, or one to every 5,000 of the population." At present, including the Dock Police, the police forse consists of 273 officers and men, or one to a little over 1,000 of the population.
REJECTED LOVER'S CRIME. Verdict of Wilful Murder. The inquest was resumed at Gateshead Town Hall on Wednesday into the circumstances attending the tragic death at Carters Yard, Oakwellgate, Gateshead, on March 26th, of Thomas William Henderson, who was shot, it is alleged, by Thomas Craig, an ex-convict and a former sweetheart of Mrs Henderson, who was also shot at but recovered. A reward of JE50 has been offered by the police. The proceedings were of brief duration. The Coroner (Mr John Graham) said it seemed to him no good cause was to be served by any further adjournment of the proceedings and unless the police had anything further of a material character to adduce, he pro- posed to close the inquiry. Chief Constable Trotter said the police had no further information to give at the present time and he saw no reason for a further ad- adjournment. The Coroner, addressing the jury, said that the lengthy evidence already given all pointed clearly to the death of Henderson having been due to pistol shots fired by Thomas Craig. The letter which was read and which was sent by Craig to Henderson's wife, who he thought was still unmarried, contained distinct threats against her and it showed further distinct premeditation of the crime. There could, there- fore, be no doubt whatever about the verdict, which should be one of wilful murder against Craig. A more heartless and cold-blooded and cruel murder hardly could have been com- mitted, I think," added the Coroner. "Hender- son appears to have been a quiet, peaceable, good-living man, and had done nothing ex- cept marry the woman whom Craig regarded as his sweetheart. But for ggod fortune there might have been a second murder, but, fortu- nately, Mrs Henderson had net been seriously injured." The jury retuned a verdict of Wilful mur- der against Thomas Craig, for whose appre- hension the Coroner handed a warrant to Chief Constable Trotter.
TIN INGOTS IN A BROOK. At Cowbridge on Tuesday William H. Row- lands, blacksmith, and Edward Kelly, la- bourer, of Pontypridd, were charged with stealing four ingots of tin, the property of Messrs Richard Thomas and Co., Ltd., proprietors of the Ely Tinplate Works, Uan- trisant. Albert James, a tinsmith, of Ponty- pridd, was charged with receiving three of the ingots, knowing them to have been stolen. Rowlands gave evidence and said that he had been lodging at the Model Lodging House at Pontypridd, where he had made the acquaintance of a man whom he knew only as Tim." This man took him to a brook on the Llantwit-road and showed him the ingots, which be said were lead, and asked Row- lands to dispose of them. Rowlands said he afterwards went to Albert James, and sold him three of the ingots. Mr T. W. Lewis, solicitor, Pontypridd, who defended James, said that his client was a most respectable tradesman at Pontypridd, and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He sub- mitted that the word of Rowlands was not to be relied upon, and that, there was no case for the defendant James to answer. The Chairman (General Tyler) said that the case was somewhat complicated, and the magistrates had decided to send the three de- fendants for trial to the Quarter Sessions. Each defendant was released on bail.
GIPSY'S OLD TRICK. At a special sitting of Carmarthen County Bench on Wednesday, Emma Jones (60), a gipsy, was charged with stealing 2s 6d from Arthur Gwatlin, a servant in the employ of the Bishop of St. David's. It would seem that she called at the Palace, Abergwili, on the previous day with the apparent intention of selling laces. When telling her that com- plainant did not want any, she observed that he had 2s 6d in his hand and urged him to cross his palms with a silver coin. He con- sented. She repeated her demand for the crossing of his left hand, and when be said he would do it himself she urged that she must perform the ceremony, during which she extracted the half-crown. Once having got possession of it she refused to loose it, and she was arrested by Police Constable Evans. Superintendent Samuel Jones put in 27 previous convictions against her. These in- cluded assaults, unlawful wounding, robbery with violence, and cruelty. On being sentenced to one month's hard labour she wept bitterly.
Our Biggest Warship. H.M.S. Colossus, our ninth and largest Dreadnought, is the first ship of a new type. A marked improvement on the original Dread- nought, she will be able to bring two more 12in. guns, throwing projectiles of 8501b to bear on either broadside. Yet she carries no more guns than her predecessors. The differ- ence consists in the disposition of the arma- ment In the Dreadnought only eight guns can be used simultaneously on starboard or port. In the Colossus, on whichever side the enemy may be, all her bjg guns can be brought into action at once. The Colossus embodies many other improvements in design, and hence whereas the first Dreadnought displaced 17,000 tons of water the newer vessel is of 22.500 tons. In addition to the ten 12in. guns, which are mounted in the Colossus in pairs in barbettes, with revolving armoured hoods, there are a large number of 35-pounder guns disposed throughout the ship for effectively re- pelling torpedo-boat attack. The guns and vital parts of the ship are protected by armour ranging from llin. in thickness downwards. W ater-tube boilers and Parson's turbine macbin- ery to drive four shafts each will give the ship a speed of 21 knots, corresponding to that of the Dreadnoughts, notwithstanding the greater tonnage. THE COLOSSUS AS SHE WILL APPEAR AT SEA.
Liners at Fishguard. BULLION AND MAILS. On Wednesday morning the Booth liner Ambrose, from South America, disembarked 75 passengers at Fishguard, the highest num- ber recorded from the Booth vessels at this rising new Welsh port. There were 52 by the Antony several days previously, and it is pre- • dicted that still greater numbers of passengers from the Brazils will take advantage of the ex- ceUent facilities Fishguard offers for reaching London and the Continent speedily. At n on yesterday the Cunarder Campania anchored by the breakwater and transferred to the tenders 175 passengers, several thousand bags of mails, 600 ingots and 500 packages of gold from New York. The passengers included the Llanelly Choir, which has just concluded a successful toui- of the United States. The weather was very unpropitious, rain falling heavily, but the southerly wind in no wav in- terfered with the debarkation, which in all re- spects was smooth, comfortable, and smart. Messrs J. V. Williams, J. Rees, Charles Bowen, N. P. Mansfield, and Captains Hum- phreys and Sharp were present on behalf of the Great Western Railway Company, and the Cunard Company was also represented.
SWALLOWED A BALL OF HAIR, j Girl's Singular Death. On Wednesday at Hackney Dr. Westcott 1 inquired as to the death of Nellie Victoria Annie Savage (17), daughter of a carman of Ridley-road, Dais ton, whose death occurred under remarkable circumstances. The father said that for the last four or five j years deceased had complained of pains in her j side. She had been an in-patient five or six times at St. Bartholomew s Hospital, and afterwards became an out-patient. He under- stood she was suffering from tumour. She stood she was suffering from tumour. She became ill on Tuesday. On Wednesday he called in a doctor, but she died at night. The Coroner: Then a most mysterious thing occurred. The body was removed from the Hackney mortuary to St. Bartholomew's Hos- j pital--a very illegal thing, by the bye. Did you protest ? ] The father said he wished to know what his I daughter died of, as they did not seem to know j what she suffered from. I The Coroner You should have come to me, and I would have ordered a post-mortem ex- amination. amination. Dr. Meager said he was called to see the girl I on Wednesday, but death followed an hour afterwards. On making a post-mortem ex- amination he found there was an obstruction in the bowels caused by a lump of human hair. I The Coroner's Officer produced this piece of hair, which was the size of a small hair pad I sometimes worn by women. Dr. Meagher said it was inconceivable that the girl had swallowed it in a lump. The Coroner remarked that the case was a very rare one. It was not an uncommon thing for butchers to find hair in the stomach of a cow. I On examining the lump of hair the coroner pointed out that in it were also pieces of t cotton and thread. It was suggestive of what might be called a depraved appetite. Idiots picked up and swallowed all kinds of things, but in this case there was nothing wrong with the girl's mind. The jury returned a verdict of death by misadventure, due to exhaustion consequent upon the presence of a foreign substance in the stomach.
TO PAY 20s IN THE S. » Penarth Gentleman's Affairs. The first meeting of the creditors of Lieut. Gerald R. Klombies, late of the Queen's Bays, and of Penarth, was held in London on Wed- nesday, before Mr George David, the Official Receiver. Mr Ivor Vachell, who appeared for the debtor, said it was proposed to pay everyone of the creditors who had just claims 20s in the iE, with interest at 4 per cent. from the time those debts were made, and a further sum would be placed in the hands of the Official Receiver to pay his costs in the matter. It would, perhaps, be two or three months before tbe creditors could be paid. The meeting agreed to an adjournment till three o'clock on the afternoon of the 9th of May at the Official Receiver's office at Cardiff. The observations of the Official Receiver showed that the debtor, who is only 22 years of age, had C30,000 left him by his grand- father. A further E30,000 came to him under the will of his mother. though he was not to come into the full estate till he was 28. On coming of age he had an income of £500. a year, and at 25 he was to receive E750 a vear. The grandfather died in 1903, and there were considerable accumula- tions. Under the will of his mother he was entitled to L30,000 on the death of < his father. When he came of age in 1908 debtor settled the sum left bv his grandfather, believing he had mortgaged it to the extent of £ 10,160. The fully secured creditors were E10,350, holding security valued at £ 35,300. Of the unsecured creditors iE850 was for loans, iE286 solicitors' costs and creditors, E934 for per- sonal accounts. One creditor for 4190 held a lien upon a 60 horse-power motor-car. The contingent liabilities were E5,000 in respect of a disputed partnership action then pending, and R50 in respect ,of a claim for a furnished house. The only assets now returned were the debtor's interest under the will of his mother upon the death of his father and any surplus I from securities in the hands of secured credi- tors.
SHOCKING BURNING FATALITY. Mr J. B. Walford, held an inquest at Caer Salem Chapel, Victoria, Ebbw Vale, on Tuesday touching the death of Margaret A. England, wife of William James Alfred England, Shop- row, Victoria, who died as the results of burns sustained on April 1st. William James Alfred England, husband, de- scribed how he and his wife &t 10.30 on April 1st were going to bed. The deceased carried a paraffin lamp, and after going up three or four steps her foot caught in her dress, and she fell forward on the lamp, which quickly enveloped her im flames. He could not get past her, but shouted to his daughter, who was upstairs, to meet her with a blanket. This the daughter promptly did, and partially succeeded in putting out the flames. Dr. Irvin described the burns as the most severeihe had ever seen. The husband said the stairs, which were of stone, were so badly worn that in places they were not more than three inches wide, while seven inches was the maximum. ) A verdict of Accidental death was re- turned. _————.
RETIREMENT OF MR MARTIN. At the close of a colliery inquiry at Ebbw Vale on Tuesday Mr J. B. Walford, district coroner, made reference to the retirement of Mr Martin, chief inspector of mines for that district (who was present). The Coroner said he had knowledge of Mr Martin, in his official capacity, for the last 20 years, and found him most capable and painstaking in his duties. He was sure they would find considerable difficulty to find a person that would be able to fill the position like Mr Martin. Mr W. Vyce, miners' agent, also bore tribute to the abilities of Mr Martin. His efforts were mainly directed to the safe workings of the mine and consequently to the safety of the lives of the men. He hoped he would long be spared to enjoy the fruits of his excellent services. Mr Martin thanked them for the kind refer- ences, but said the cloc k had to be kept going, and he would have to retire. He had spent 23 l years in the d'strict and in another month or so he would teiteiiuj.te his official position.
VICTOR JONES' LETTER TO CHUM. A pathetic letter was received in Monmouth on Wednesday from Victor Jones, the young Mon- mouth man incarcerated in Usk Prison under sentence of death for the murder of Violet Lilian Pick at Monmouth. The recipient of the letter is Mr Jack Powell, of 119, Monnow-street, Monmouth, a friend of the condemned man. H, ;■* dated April 12, and reads as follows :— My Dear Chum.—I am writing these few iines to you trusting it will find you in the best of health, and to tell you how pleased I was to see you and Vic on Saturday last, but I never thought I should have to see you in a place like this, and under such distressing cir- cumstances. But I think you know, for one, that it is not my fault that I am here,for, as you said on Saturday, you are not altogether surprised, and that you were very sorry now that you had not told someone before about my state of mind. I believe I had told you before about those terrible impulses that came to me to do certain things, and the wonder is to me now that I had not done something terrible to my dear mother, or sister, or someone else near and dear to me. I don't think anybody will ever understand it. I had told dear mother about these things several times, and about how I seemed to lose myself. As you know when I was working in Aber- dare long before this terrible thing happened I I wrote home and told them the state I was in, and told them I wished I could go into a home or some other place until I got better, and I think dear mother has still got these letters. I I had told them several times that if I went on like I was going something bad would sure to come out of it, and here I am. God only knows through no fault of my own, and I assure you, my dear chum, that what I have done I could not help, and that I had no cause whatever to do this terrible thing, and I don't think I have ever had a quarrel of any kind with this dear girl. I certainly had no cause to do what I have done. It was not my fault and I could not help it, but, it is done and I am very sorry to say it cannot be undone, and here I am sentenced to death for something that I could not help. I expect that before many days are over I shall be out of this world and I pray, hope and trust into a much better one, for our Heavenly Father knows all things. He alone knows how this terrible thing happened. He knows it was not my fault and I could not help it. He will forgive me-yes, I shall have His forgiveness-and I ask for nothing more. I know it is very hard indeed for my dear mother aqd all th<$><% ne%c and dear .to oy; very, very hard indeed for the father .ana. mother and all those who were near and dear to the dear girl, and it nearly breaks my heart when I think that all this trouble should have been brought on them by me but God knows, it was not my fault, and that I could not help it, and had no cause whatever to do it, and when I go before Him to be judged, I shall be judged rightly and very different to what I have been here, and I say again, my dear chum, the wonder is to me that I had not done something terrible to my dear mother or some- one else near and dear to me, but 1 am very glad that has not happened, anyway and, oh, how I used to suffer I used to walk miles and miles to try if I could shake it off, but no, it only got worse and worse instead of better, and this fe what it ended in; but it is a long lane that has no turning, and some day I hope there will be an end to my suffering. Well, my dear chum, I think this is all I have got to say now, and if we don't meet again in this world I pray that we shall meet again some day in heaven. I will elbse now with undying affection from your old chum, Vic. Jones. P.S.—Please remember me to my dear mother and Maud, and give them my best and fondest love." Jones Visited in Prison. To a friend who interviewed Victor Jones in Usk Prison, the convict remarked. I am all up and down and shall be glad when it is over.' Jones was dressed in the usual prison garb and was placed behind bars and wire- netting. Jones also remarked that he was glad that the chief judge at the Court of Appeal had spoken a little in his favour. Jones declared, further, that it worried him that he could not repay those who have worked for him during all the trouble. The condemned youth has a sister living in another part of England, and be has written her what the girl describes as a beautiful letter in which he stated that all his mates were sticking true to him and God would reward them. This sister, writing to a friend, has stated It is terrible to think of. If this comes to the worst, I hope that our Heavenly Father will give us strength to bear it." Jones has stated that he wished to thank those who had signed the petition for a re- prieve, and also those who had considered the petition, but felt they could not sign it.
VISIT OF LUNACY EXPERTS. The Home Secretary, it is understood, has not yet come to a decision regarding the fate of Victor Jones, now under sentence of death at Usk Prison. In addition to the petitions for a reprieve, Mr Winston Churchill has received from those engaged in the condemned man's defence a full statement of the legal points which tell in the prisoner's favour. It is stated that on Wednesday morning two lunacy experts from the Home Office visited H.M. Prison, Usk, for the purpose of making independent inquiries as to the mental condi- tion of Victor Jones. As the appeal was dis- missed last Friday the fate of the condemned man undoubtedly rests upon the report of.-the experts, and the result is expected to be known almost immediately. Very little is known in the town about Jones s behaviour during his confinement. He has been regularly visited by his male friends from Monmouth, and it is reported that three female friends saw him yesterday afternoon.
SOUTH GLAMORGAN. Wtare Should the Votes be Counted P At a meeting of Bridgend Council on Tues- day, Mr W. Edwards presiding, a letter was read from the Clerk to the Glamorgan County Council asking the District Council's opinion upon the proposal to make Barry the place for the counting of votes in Parliamentary elec- tions in South Glamorgan. It was decided to reply that Bridgend would be the more suit- able place. It was stated that the report of the county medical officer upon the sanitation of Bridgend was very satisfactory,and showed that the town was freer from typhoid than it had been for many years.
THE TORTURE OF FEAR. That haunting torture 11 Fear which dogs the lives of many men and women is not always inborn, as is mistakenly supposed, but in nearly all such cases arises from an im- poverished vitality. With the decrease of the vital forces, nervous control is relaxed, and the victim is seized with those wild unreason- ing paroxysms of panic which attack in soli- tude or the dead of night. One such sufferer, Mrs Harris, describes how these fears" vanish after the administration of Phosferine, which recreates the nerve forces and enables the nerves to resume control of the system. In effect, says Mrs Harris :—" The slightest noise terrified me, making my heart beat violently. In the night I would awaken suddenly, with attacks of unreasonable terror and violent trembling, and extremely nervous. I took Phosferine, and felt better from the first, my syiirits improved, and after one bottle the cure was marvellous." Oakleigh," 9, Cedar-road, Teddingtoh.
The late Sir W. Q. Orchardson once painted an Academy picture in three days.
Squire of Llandinam. Marriage of Mr David Davies, M P. HIS NORTH COUNTRY BRIDE. PRETTY CEREMONY IN DURHAM. Seldom has the historic village of Lanchester worn such a festive garb as it did on Wednesday, on the occasion of the marriage, at All Saints Church, of Mr David Davies, member for Montgomeryshire, and Miss Amy Penman, fourth daughter of Alderman L. T. and Mrs Penman, of Broadwood Park, and Gateshead. The bride's parents are well known in the North, her father having for many years past taken an active part in the civic and local life of Gateshead, and has more than once filled the office ot Mayor of that borough. A large and fashionable company assembled in the ancient edifice, its internal beauty being enhanced by the floral decorations. The Dresses. The bride, who was given away by her fat-her, was attired in a charming costume of ivory satin, trimmed with pearls. She wore a Brussels net veil and a wreath of orange blossoms. She had on a pearl necklace and carried a bouquet of white roses, both the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were the Misses Jane, Elsie, and Hilda Penman, sisters of the bride, Miss Davies and Miss Daisy Davies, sisters of the bridegroom, and Miss Gibson, of Newcastle-on-Tyne. They looked handsome in cream silk crepoline dresses, with cream crinoline hats, trimmed with pink roses. The bridesmaids also wore brooches, in the shape of a leek (emblems of the Princi- pality), and carried sheaves of pink roses, presents from the bridegroom. Dr. Welch, of Edinburgh, acted as best man. The bride's mother was attired in a black lace dress, with feather boa, her hat being adorned with violets and lily of the valley. Mrs Davies, the bridegroom's mother, was also present. The Ceremony. The officiating clergy were the Revs. R. R. Penning, vicar, and A. E. Spencer, curate, of Lanchester, and L. J. Wilkinson, vicar of Satley, in whose parish the bride's parents reside. The ceremony was fully choral, the choir chanting Psalm 67 and also singing the hymns, Father, let me dedicate and 0 perfect Love." Mr W. T. Ellis, Mus.Bac., sub-organist of Durham Cathedral, played the "Bridal March" from "Lohengrin as the wedding paity entered the church, and at the conclusion the strains of Mendelssohn's Wedding March pealed from the organ. The church was filled to the fullest extent, and despite showery weather a vast concourse as- sembled outside to obtain a glimpse of the bridal party The Departure. Afterwards a reception, attended by over 60 guests, took place at Broadwood, and later in the day Mr and Mrs Davies left, amidst heartiest congratulations, to spend the honey- moon in the South of France. The bride s travelling costume was composed of pale blue face cloth, with blue tangle straw hat trimmed with roses. Merry peals were rung on the church bells, and Union Jacks were displayed in the village. Amongst the guests from Wales were Mr and Mrs Edward Jones, Mrs Lloyd Jones, Mr and Mrs Owen, Rev. Richard Jones, Mr and Mrs Roy Fraser, and Dr. Reece.
Mount-Liewelyn. SIR J. D. LLEWELYN'S DAUGHTER. In the presence of a large and fashionable congregation, Miss Mary Gladys Llewelyn, youngest daughter of Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., of Penllergaer, was married on Wed- nesday at St. Paul's, Knightsbridge, to Mr Francis Mount, Paynters. Surrey, son of the late Mr W. G. Mount, Waking-place, Reading. The Bishop of St. David's officiated, assisted by Rev, H. W. G. Thuf-sby, rector of Birghapton. Mr M. G. Hildyon was the best man and Miss Venables Llewelyn (niece of the bride), the Misses Mitchell, and Alice Barnaby (cousins), and Miss Little were the bridesmaids. Masters William and Robert Mount (nephews of the bridegroom), Edward Bankes, and John and Peter Thursby acted as pages. The service was fully choral. At the entrance of the bride the hymn 0 Love Divine was sung, the Psalm being the 67th. After the address, 0 Perfect Love was sung, the Salutation being rendered as the bride and bridegroom left the altar, and Mendelssohn's 0 Rest in the Lord was given as the registers were being signed. The bride, who was given away by her father, was attired in white satin covered with net and Indian silver embroidery with flounce of old Brussels lace (the gift of Lady Llewelyn). She also wore a pearl necklace, and diamond pendant, and a tulle veil over a spray of natural orange flowers in her hair. The bridesmaids' dresses were of yellow satin, covered with pale yellow chiffoiv, white lace vests and collars, and brown chip straw hats, trimmed with narcissi and tied with brown ribbons. Their ornaments were safety pin enamelled brooches, the gifts of the bride- groom. They carried bouquets of yellow narcissi. The pages wore white satin suits in Louis XVI. style.
Squire of Miskin. STATUE UNVEILED AT CARDIFF. City and Docks, country squire and mining representative assembled at Cathays Park, Cardiff, yesterday to do honour to the e memory of the late Judge Gwilym Williams. The Squire of Miskin, as the late Judge was often fondly referred to, was the first son of democracy to attain a high judicial position in his native land. The Earl of Plymouth un- veiled a life-size bronze statue of Judge Williams, in Court dress. Prior to the unveiling ceremony the Lord Mayor (Alderman John Chappell) gave a luncheon at the City Hall. Amongst those pre- sent were Lord Tredegar, Lord Aberdare, Lord Ninian Crichton-Stuart, Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., Sir John Duncan, Sir John Gunn, Sir Griffith Thomas, Judge Bryn Roberts, Mr Godfrey L. Clark, Captain Lionel Lindsay, Mr Rhys Williams and Mr Jestyn Williams (sons of the late Judge Gwilym Wil- liams), Mr O. H. Jones, Mr Daniel Radcliffe, members and officials of the Corporation, etc. The unveiling ceremony took place in a heavy downpour of rain, and the city and county police drawn up in front of the statue were soon drenched. The Earl of Plymouth paid graceful tribute to the late Judge, who, he said, enjoyed the confidence and trust of all classes. He was a genial, warm hearted man he worked inde- fatigably to advance tbe welfare of his countrymen, and up in the hills he was regarded as a fair and just Judge. After the Earl of Plymouth had unveiled the statue. Mr O. H. Jones, in asking the Lord Mayor and Corporation to accept the custody of the statue, said there was a still better monument to Judge Williams in the fact that he lived in the hearts of all who knew him. The Lord Mayor, on behalf of the citizens of Cardiff, accepted the custody of the statue, and Lord Ninian Stuart having joined in the tribute paid to Judge Gwilym Williams, the proceedings closed wtib the Welsh National Anthem and God Save the King," played by the Glamorgan R.G.A. Band. The statue is the work of Mr Goscombe John, R.A., to whom Lord Aberdare, at the luncheon given by the Lord Mayor, referred as one of the prominent sculptors of the day.
Money-Lending Business. CURIOUS NEWPORT DISCLOSURES. Judge Hill-Kelly dealt with judgment sum- monses at Newport, Countv Court yesterday. There were two against Evan Davies, Corpora- tion road, both summonses being to pay 10s per month to the trustees of the Newport Per- manent Money Society, and to Edward Lloyd, Ltd., publishers. London. In appearing for the judgment creditors in the first summons, Mr G. Ll. Lloyd asked Davies if he still carried on the business of a money-lender. He received, however, a negative answer when the advo- cate road from some newspaper advertise- ments, Loans without sureties, ElO to £ 1,000. Davies, 23, Gibbs-road," To far- mers, market gardeners, and others. Loans of £5 to JE500. Davies, 90, Corporation-road, Newport." Davies denied, in answer to a question, that he was carrying on either of those addresses, remarking that he was simply a commission agent earning not more than 30s a week, Mr Lloyd: Who puts these advertisements in the papers !-My daughter may be doing it. Is She a registered monevlender ? (Laugh- ter.)—No. His Honour Does she live with you 1-1 live with her. (Laughter.) His Honour And where does she get the money to lend? --She is a commission agent and 22 years of age and unmarried. His Honour But who puts these advertise- ments in the paper?—I don't know,but I guess it is my daughter. (Laughter.) His Honour Can you guess where she gets the money from ? (Laughter.)—No. His Honour Now you can appreciate the feelings of the people who borrow money from money-lenders. (Laughter.) On Davies promising to pay up the instal- ments his Honour adjourned the summonses, remarking that he had formed a strong opinion as to whether the man or his daughter carried on that business.
On Tuesday night the Norwegian steamer Stabil, bound for Dieppe, and Messrs Topham, Jones and Ration's sandblower came into collision in the Swansea Harbour entrance, with the result that the steamer received such injury, including a bole in her bow, that she had to put back to port.
VETO & THE CROWN Premier'sPronouncement EXCITING SCENES IN THE HOUSE. The Prime Minister on Thursday night made his eagerlv-awaited statement of policy on the Peers' Veto. Mr Asquith's statement aroused his sup" porters to great enthusiasm. In the event of the other house refusing to accept the policy of the Government advice is to be tendered to the Crown. Should the Sovereign not deem it ad- visable to act upon the advice at that stage. the Government will resign or recommend dissolution. But the resultant appeal to the people is not to be a futile one. Dissolution will not be recommended unless guarantees are secured that if the judgment of the people in the election is favourable to the policy, Parlia- ment will be enabled to carry that policy into law. Thus it appears that another election is jn- volved, but that on return to power the Ministry would decline to carry on the Govern* ment of the country unless the Royal peroga* ive is placed at their disposal to achieve the Veto policy. The Premier's Statement. When the resolutions had been carried and the Veto Bill read a first time, the Premier moved the adjournment of the House. 011 rising he was greeted with tremendous cheering by his supporters. He said :gl hope I may be permitted to make a short statement which I would gladly have made earlier-and with more regard, I think, to the general convenience of the House-with regard to the future inteir tions of the Government. It is not usual for a Government to make a statement of policy :n regard to contingencies which have not yet arisen—(Opposition cheers)- but we are confronted with an exceptional and perhaps a unique case. (Cheers and counter cheers.) The three resolutions put from the Chair have two special characteristics. In the first place, having been proposed in principle by the late House of Commons, with an enor- mous majority, it will not be anywhere denied that thpv were prominently, if not predomi- nantly, before the country at the recent General Election—(Ministerial cheers)-and have during the last fortnight been supported at every stage of their progress in t.tiia new House by majorities which have rarely fallen short of 100. In the second place, to as the passing of the principle of these resolutions into law is a condition not only of our useful" ness, but even of our effective existence as a political party. (Ministerial cheers.) I said in December last at the Albert Hall —and I have not a word of that statement to withdraw or explain—(Ministerial cheers V- —that it was idle for us here to hold office unless we could secure the safeguards which experience had shown to be necessary to the legislative utility and honour of the party of progress. (Hear. hear.) Those safeguards these resolutions, if they are put on the Statute Book, would providA —(laughter)—but until they take their place there there is no legislation except the Budget and substantially non-contentious matters which we could, without risk of fatility, and even of ridicule, undertake. (Ministerial cheers.) It is for this reason ttiat, on behalf of the Government, I thought it not only convenient but necessary to give notice to the House and to the country, now that these resolutions are passing into the control of other people, of our Suture intentions. If the Lords Refuse. If the Lords fail to accept our policy or decline to consider it when it is formally presented to that House we shall feel it our duty immediately to tender advice to the Crown—(loud and prolonged Ministerial cheers)—as to the steps which would have to be taken if the policy is to receive statutory effect in this Parliament. (Cheers.) What the precise terms of that advice will be— (Opposition ironical cheers and laughter, and some cries of Ask Redmond )—I am making, as head of the Government a serious announcemnet of public policy, and I think I may expect a fair bearing. What the precise terms of that advice will be it will of course not be right for me to say now, but if we do not find ourselves in a position to ensure that statutory effect shall be given to that policy in this Parlia- ment, we shall then either resign our offices or recommend a dissolution of Parliament —(loud Ministerial cheers)—and, let me add this, that in no case would we recommend a dissolution except under such conditions as will secure that in the new Parliament the judgment of the people as expressed at the election will be carried into law. (Loud and prolonged Ministerial cheers.) Bought the Irish. Mr Balfour said: The statement which the Prime Minister has just made every- body will admit to be of the very first importance. '(Cheers.) It reipreseau the culmination of these long negotiation* which have gone on between his Majesty's Government and other groups in this House. (Ministerial cries of Why not ? ") The Budget was to be the price of the agreement arrived at. (Opposi- tion cheers.) The prize to be fought for was the Budget. The question was how much could the right hon. gentleman and hon. gentle- man opposite give, and how much was re- quired by the negotiators below the gangway the Nationalist party.) I am bound to say these negotiations, like some other negotiations, appear to me to have left both parties to them poorer than they were. (Opposition cheers and Nationalist laughter.) The Irish party are going to accept a B adget which they disH, e. (Nationalist cries of How do you ..now ?") They are going to. accept it because they think that policy con- duces to that larger object they have in view, viz., Home Rule for Ireland. (Nationalistcheers) They are going to get what they do not want in the shape of the Budget, and I am not at all sure that they are going to get what they do want. (Opposition cheers and an hon. member Wait and see.") The Premier has bought the Irish for his Budget— (loud Opposition cheers)—and he has bought them successfully. But the price he has paid is the price of the dignity of his omce-doud Opposition cheers)—and all the great tradi- tions of which we are proud. (Loud and pro- longed Opposition cheers and counter Minis- terial cheers.) The motion for adjournment was then agreed to. As members filed out of the House they cheered uproariously, some Ministerialists wav ing their hate and handkerchiefs. Mr Stanley Wilson s voice was heard above the uproar shouting, Why don't you cheer, Redmond T** There were loud cries of Order, Wilson." The House was a seething mass of excited members all making for the principal exit, and it was some minutes before the Chambtf became clear. Veto Resolutions Carried. On the motion of the Prime Minister the 11 o'clock rule was suspended, and the House went into Committee upon the Government proposals affecting the relations between the two Houses of Parliament and the duration of Parliament. The House divided on the question to agree with the Committee on the first veto re- • solutions relating to Money Bills. There voted: For the resolution. 340 Against. 242 j Government majority. 98 The House again divided on the report of the second veto resolution relating to Bills. other than Money BiUs :— For the resolution 346 Against 243 Government majority. 103 The report of the third resolution limiting the duration of Parliaments to five years was then taken and there voted :— For. 347 Against 244 Government majority. 103 Tbe Prime Minister. amid the deafett- ing cheers of the Ministerialists, who rose in A body and frantically waved hats and handker- chiefs, then brought in the Veto Bill and it wa« read a first time. NEARLY CAME TO BLOWS. Many members remained for a long time in the Lobby to discuss the situation. There was allso at one period some danger of a fracas. certain of the Irish members, especially Mr Willie Redmond, resenting some interjections in the House which were attributed to Mr Stanley Wilson and others. Words were et" changed and the dispute might have developed into blows but for the intervention of Mr BunII and other peacemakers, who separated tb8 parties. No doubt is now felt in any part of the House that Mr Asquith's statement has cleared the way for the acceptance of the Budget, a.n4 that the programme sketched out by the Prim* Minister at question time can be carried through. Some Nationalists express regret that Mr Asquith should have mentioned aD, alternative to the acceptance of the advice to be tendered to the Sovereign in the event of the veto resolutions being rejected by the House of Lords. With this exception leading members of the party admit that the pree sent attitude of the Government entirely meets their views. Liberals also express de- light that a clear issue will now be presented to the country.
EAST GLAMORGAN. Sir Alfred Thomas Retires. The official announcement was made at meeting of the East Glamorgan Liberal Associaj tion at Pontypridd on Thursday that Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., chairman of the Welsh Padils" mentary party, would not seek re-election fot the East Glamorgan constituency, which be has represented uninterruptedly for a quartef of a century. The Chairman of the meeting, Mr T. (ö. Thomas, Bedlinog, stated that neither Tory nor a Socialist should occupy the seat so honourably held by Sir Alfred for 25 yea* No, not if the Liberals of East Glamorgan could help it and they would fight with grhD determination for their Nationalism. NOJt" onfocmitv., and Liberalism