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Women & Mr John Burns .

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Women & Mr John Burns AN AMUSING ENCOUNTER. Another amusing encounter between Mr John Burns and the Suffragettes was witnessed on Saturday night in the Theatre Royal at Old- ham. The occasion was an address by the Presi- dent of the Local Government Board to the Oldham Liberal Union, of which he is presi- dent. To begin with, Mr John Burns, M.P., had an exceedingly cordial greeting in Oldham on Saturday, when he delivered his presidential address as president of the Oldham Liberal Union. The gathering took place in the Theatre Royal, and the lion, member had not proceeded far in his speech when Suffragettes made their presence felt, although a large bodyf of stewards we\'e on the look out. Mr Burns recalled his first visit to Oldham over 50 years ago, when his father worked for Messrs Platt, machinists. He sincerely regretted that time did not permit him to visit the works and find the vice where Sandv Burns did his work. "Tell us something about votes for women," a woman interjected at this point. When Mr "Burns went on to speak at length of the work done by the present Parliament a new war cry was heard. What's the good of Parlia- ment?" queried one feminine voice after another. For some time the speaker took no notice of the interruptions beyond asking his audience to keep their eyes on the platform, but at last. turning from his manuscript, he remarked that last year he had the pleasure of passing a Bill through Parliament enabling women to sit on local authorities. If the lady who had just in- terrupted him would go to a municipal school to learn manners she might qualify. (Laughter and cheers.) She might probably, added Mr Burns, be better engaged in sewing her brothers' buttons on instead of disturbing the audience. He thought some of the women's own buttons were off. (Laughter, and then the voice again was heard, causing more laughter and dis- order.) Never mind, said Mr Burns, my voice is strong enough to break that down." (Laughter.) f Votes for women was again heard later. Not a bit of it," retorted Mr Burns. "If they were all like you they would want more protection than they deserved—(loud laughter) —and, what is more, you will get it from the gentleman in blue, if you don't mind." A lady at the back of the gallery- continued to create disorder, whereupon Mr Burns exclaimed, I think that lady had better be asked to leave. Her loving husband is waiting for her outside." (Laughter.) i I have not got one, replied the interrup- ter, sharply. I Well, I don't want you," observed Mj Aurns, amid laughter. Then a feminine voice at the back of the platform, aud apparently up in the flies, was heard crying Votes for women." Mr Burns There's another jolly row up- stairs, and, after a pause. It's all right. She's out. A policeman has got hold of her." Another woman having been put out. Mr Burns was allowed to conclude in comparative peace. The ejected Suffragettes held a meeting just outside the theatre, but the crowd clearly regarded the gathering as a form- of amusement.

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