NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL. -+- The fortnightly meeting of the Watch Committee and Local Board of Health was held on Tuesday morning, his Worship the Mayor in the chair. There were also present—Aldermen Davis, Lyne, Murphy, and Harrhy Councillors Goss, J. W. Jones, Vaughan, Bear, Beynon, Rogers, Moses, Thompson, Blake, Wyndham Jones, Bolt, and Griffiths. CHA.RGE AGAINST THE POLICE. The Mayor said the usual fortnightly report by the Superintendent was not forthcoming, as he (the Superintendent) had to go to the Assizes at Gloucester but a report had been prepared by the Superintendent as to some members of the police force, who were charged with taking parcels to the prison at Usk. Inasmuch as the Superintendent and Inspector Wileox had to go to the Gloucester Assizes, he (the Mayor) thought it was best to let the report stand over for the present. Six of the members of the police force were implicated. Alderman Lyne Or rather were suspected of being implicated. The Mayor Ye3. Alderman Murphy thought the report shonld ba read, as it was desirable that this matter should be cleared up as soon as possible. The Mayor said that until the report was read no imputations would be made. It would be better to withhold it until the officers were present. After some further conversation, it was determined to hold a special meeting of the Watch Committee on Friday (this day) to consider the report. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Mr. Rogers inquired as to what had been done with reference to weights and measures, and especially as to the owners of spring balances. This led to an explanation by the Town Clerk, that he had not been able to prepare a report, and the sub- ject was allowed to stand over. CABS. The Cabs Committee had held a meeting, and had prepared a report, but it was not signed in the usual way,, and for that reason the various suggestions were left over until the quarterly meeting. LUCAL BOARD OF HEALTH. The minutes of the Board of Health were read, and then followed the minutes i f the Public Works Com- mittee, which Alderman Murphy read. The substance of the report was as follows That the petroleum licences be granted to the former holders, and that new licences be granted when the ap- plicants were prepared to provide proper storage, viz., iron cisterns. The Committee recommended that the tramway in Bolt-street be allowed to be taken up, on condition that the work be done by the Corporation men. under the supervision of the Surveyor, and at the cost of the Company. Two leases on the Marshes were recom- mended. Plans were submitted for building on additional ground on the Marshes between Evans-street and the; Eastern Valleys Railway, the houses to be ISft. frontage and also between Henry-street and the next proposed street, with houses of feet frontage, together with houses overlooking the river of 13 feet frontage. Sugges- tions were made as to various public lamps in places where necessary—Devon-place. Bailvue read, Clytlia-park-road &c. A notice had been published by the Trustees of the Turnpike Roads of their intention to seek powers to prolong their existence after the 1st November, 1878 the Committee requested the Surveyor to report as to this matter. Two houses and a workshop in North-street were approved on condition of a certain piece of land being given up to the public, and in lieu thereof a foot- path to be made by the Corporation, to secure a uniform width of 40 feet." The report generally wa3 adopted without comment. On the subject of the Turnpike Trust there was a short discussion. Alderman Murphy moved the adoption of the Com- mittee's recommendation. Alderman Lyne seconded the motion, and said that scavenging on the roads was most inefficiently done. As a rule they were not cleansed more thau once a week, and therj were ^rcat complaints. After No- vember, 1S7S, about three miles of road would have to be taken to by the Corporation. to be taken to by the Corporation. Alderman Davis said the Turnpike Act would not expire for several years. The simple matter was that it was proposed to do away with the Trust a few years earlier but the trustees, although they had paid their debts, felt there was a large amount of work to be done before the roads could be left in a proper state, and wished to continue their powers after November 1, 1878. There were 34 miles of road which Newport would have to take charge of about 25 miles would be thrown on the Newport Highway Board; and a considerable portion on the Caerleon and Christchurch Highway Boards. There was a landslip on the Caerleon road which would cost some hundreds of pounds to repair before it could be handed over. Under all these circumstances the trustees thought it was desirable that their powers should be extended beyond November 1, ISiS, and for these reasons the notice was given. A general committee appointed by the Government would decide as to these matterr. After hearing this statement, the Board of Health was of opinion that the Works Committee had made a proper recommendation, and it was adopted. i COLLBOTOR'S RETURN. Durng the past ioiuugut the Collector had got in £ 423 6s 6d, making a total received of X7,616 14s lOd. Allowing for necessary deductions, there was about ±4,500 yet to be collected. It was said the rate had been got in most satisfactorily. This concluded the business.
NEWPORT BOARD OF GUARDIANS. --+- Mr. P. Woodruff presided at the usual meeting held on Saturday, and there were also present, Mr. G. B. Gething, J.P., vice-chairman, Col. Lyue, M. M. Cope, H. P. Bolt, William Jones, (Cefnllogell), D. Davies, S. Scard, J. H. Hdlier, Edgar Morgau, E. Thomas, William John, J. W. Bebell and Thomas Latch. MISCELLANEOUS. The Local Government Board communicated their assent to the medical officers residing out of their districts being appointed for three years instead of one. Another communication was received from the Local Government Board, stating there had been paid to the treasurer £ 503 18s 4d, being the amount repayable for the year, in respect of the salaries of the medical officers and school teachers. The result of the examination of the Workhouse Schools by Dr. Clutterbuck, was that £ 27 has been awarded as the salary of the schoolmistress. With reference to the emptying of town sewage into a ditch on the Caerleon Schools property, the Clerk said he had taken the necessary legal proceed- incrs for the abatement of the nuisance, and the case would come on for hearing at Caerleon on Thursday next. STATISTICS. There were 2'20 inmates of the house, being six more than in the corresponding week of last year, o- were aick 1027 adults were receiving out-door relief, and 61° juveniles CI63 3s 3d had been expended in out- rclief during the week.—There were 91 boys and 70 total 1*31 in the Caerleon Schools. The remaining business was of no public interest.
COUNTY POLLCE. —SATURDAY. [Magistrates W. S. CARTVRIUHT, Esq., in the chair Lord TREDEGAK, Sir GEORGE ELLIOT, Bart., M.P., T. GRATREX, and F. J. HALL, E.qra.] William Harrhy was fined 10s, and costs for being drunk and disorderly at Ilisca, on the 20th instant. Stephen Cleverley was summoned for assaulting Fmny Biouut, Maindee, and Fanny Blount was chafed with assaulting Susan Cleverley.—The parties were bound over to keep the peace towards each other. Ueuben Jenkins, farmer, was tined 25s. for keeping a vlo" without a license. Edward Morgan, a boy, and George George were charged with cruelty to a horse, the property of Mor- oau Thomas, Risca —The boy was discharged George was tined 5s. and costs, or seven days hard labour. William Edwards, farmer, Newbridge, was charged with beino drunk and incapable on the road at Ponty- mi-ter on the 21st instant.—Fined 40s. and costs, or 28 days.- About a week ago this man was charged before the Borough magistrates with a similar offence.
BOROUGH POLK'E.—MONDAY Magistrates WM. EVANS, Escf-, in the chair ,.H. P. ::= BOLT, and A. J. STEVENS, Esqrs.J REMAND. Edwin Pitman, on remand, was charged with assaulting Thomas Inker, by burnwg hlm.-lhe boy was not yet able to appear, and the case was fur. ther adjourned for a week. Thm ILLTREATING A DONKEY.—William Iveefe a Fitzgerald were charged with cruelly treating a on ey on the 23rd instant.-Mr. George Baker said he was coming up Dock-street on Tuesday last, when he saw a cart, drawn by a donkey, with the two dereiKian^ in it. Keefe beat the donkey most unmercifully, until it fell down, and wriggled itself out of the shafts, j P.S. Brooks said he saw Keefe beating the donkey ah the way through Dock-street. He examined the don- key, and found a sore on its hind quarters, which was bl,ee(il ng.-Inspector Sands, of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said he examined the donkey two days afterwards, and he found a wound on its hind-quarters, about the size of half-a- crown —Keefe was tined 20s., including costs, or 14 daya, aDd Fitzgerald 10s., or seven days. WAGES CASE.—Walter Scott Moffat, a draper, was summoned for £ 3 7s. wages due to Charles Trow.— The defendant admitted the debt, aud was allowed a month to pay. OBSTRUCTION.—George Pollard was summoned for obstructing Queen-street, with a waggon:—P.C. May said the waggon was in the street during the whole ni^ht. tt was an obstruction, and was complained of. "Defendant was tined 5s., including costs. —ASSAULTING A WIFE. George Mark Lewis was charged, on a warrant, with assaulting his wife Lydia. -The complainant said, on Friday last her husband cursed her, and afterwards kicked her severely. She said her husband bad illused her ever since she had been married to him, five-years ago.—The prisoner was sent to the Housa of Correction for oue month, with hard labour. STEALING COAL.—Margaret Donovan was charged with stealing coal from the Dock Company's premises. P. C. Parker said, on Saturday last he found prisoner with large pieces of coal in her apron it weighed 48 lbs. She picked it up near a machine used for put- ing coal in the vessels.-She was committed to Usk for one month, with hard labour. SCHOOL BOARD CASES.—George Challingsworth and John Griffiths were summoned for disobeying the Jus- Yi tices' order in not sending their children to school.— —Mrs. Challingsworth said her son's foot was bad, and he could not attend school. —Challingsworth was tined 5s, or seven days, and also ordered to send his child to school; and Griffiths was fined 2s. 6d. or seven days, and also to send his child to school.-The School Board officer, Barton, proved the cases. IMPUDENT ROBBERY. Harriet Webb was charged with stealing two singlets, one sheet, and a rug, the property of John Prosser, 011 the 15th October.—The prosecutor's wife now identified the articles (produced) as her property. She gave the articles out to the pri- soner to wash for her and, instead of returning them, the prisoner pledged them. She had done so once be- fore, but her husband then forgave her.-George C'deman, pawnbroker, residing in Commercial-road, said the prisoner pledged two singlets with him in the name of Webb.—David Marks, another pawn- broker, said the prisoner pledged the rug and sheet with him, on the 15th instant.-Toe prisoner was then charged with stealing two vests, one pair of trousers, one flannel shirt, and one table-cloth, the property of John Wilkins.—Pamela Wilkins, the wife of the pro- secutor, said she gave the prisoner the above articles to wash. She did not give her permission to pledge them. — David Marks, pawnbroker, said the prisoner pawned all the articles above mentioned at his shop.- Prisoner pleaded guilty, and said she was very sorry.— Committed to the House of Correction for two months for each offence. POCKET PICKING.— Catherine Ryan, alias Sullivan, was charged with attempting to pick the pockets of Elizabeth Gjldsworthy, and Mrs. Weeks, of Ebbw Vale and she was further charged with stealing five florins, one half-crown, and some odd money, the pro- perty of Mary Spring.— Mary Weeks said, on Satur- day last she was ill the market about ten o'clock in the forenoon. She was by Thomas' stall, when she felt someone's hand in her pocket. She put her hand to her pocket, and prisoner drew her hand back. She said nothing to the prisoner, who had taken nothing out of her pocket.—Charles Ricketts, confectioner, with a stall in the market, said on Saturday night y 1. last he saw the prisoner draw her handout of the pro- secutor (Week's) pocket. He said the prisoner made several attempts on different persons in the market.- Elizabeth Goldsworthy said the prisoner put her haud into her pocket, but witness missed nothing. The prisoner shortly afterwards put her hand in the wit- ness's pocket again at another staH.—Matilda Spring said she was in the market on Saturday about two o'clock her purse was taken from her pocket, but she did not not know by whom. It contained five florius, one half-a-crown, and some odd money.-Inspector Curtis said at about a quarter past three he was in the market. He was standing behind the witness Golds- worthy, and the prisoner. Mrs. Goldsworthy com- plained to him that the prisoner had tried to pick her pocket. He then took the prisoner into custody and charged her with attempting to pick pockets. She said, Who is the woman, where is the woman ?" Witness searched the prisoner and found upon her a purse which contained five florins, two half-crowns, two shillings, oue threepenny bit, and twopence half- penny in coppers, two farthings, and the address of a convict ia London.—The prisoner pleaded guilty, and for the first offence she was sentenced to two months hard labour, and for robbing Mrs. Spring to four months hard labour. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY CASES. Elizabeth Hayman, a young woman, charged with being drunk on Saturday last, and who had been pre- viously convicted, was tined 10s. 6d., including costs, or 14 days. JgJohn Simpson, hobbler, charged with being drunk in Commercial-road, was tined 5s.. or seven days. Charles Ball, a young man, was charged with being drunk, disorderly, and assaulting the police, on Satur- day last. -P.C. Pullinger said the prisoner struck him in the mouth with his fist, and threw stones at him.— The prisoner, who had been several times previously convicted, was sent to gaol for six months, with hard labour. Sarah Ann Pearce was charged with. bein; drunk and disorderly by fighting on Saturday night last, in North street.—Fined 10s. 6d., or 14 days lmprison- ment. Mary Williams and Elizabeth Woodman, two young women, charged with being drunk and disorderly, by fighting in Commercial-street, on Saturday last, were fined 21s. or 21 days hard labour, and 10s. 61., or 14 days respectively. Edwin Fisher, a young man, was charged with being drunk and causing an obstruction in Commercial- street, being dressed in female attire, on Saturday last, at 10.30, -Prisoner was tined 2 Is., including costs, or 14 days. Nathaniel Williams, mason, charged with being drunk and disorderly in Skinner-street, was tined 5s. or seven days. David Thomas, another mason, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly in St. Woolos-road.—Fined 10s. 6d., or 14 days. DRUNK ON HIS LICENSED ^PREMISES.—Benjamin Parcell was summoned for being drunk on licensed premises.- P. S. Pratten said on Tuesday last he visited the defendant's house, the Windsor Castle, where he found the defendant in the tap-room, near the fire, with another man, quite drunk. Fined 10s., including costs. WEDNESDAY. [Before G. FOTHERGILL, Esq., Mayor, in the Chair; H. P. BOLT, Esq. and R. G. CULLUM, Esq ] A DESERTER.—Daniel Riley, 22, was charged with deserting from the 2nd batallion, 13th regiment otfoot, at Aldershot, on the 28th January, 1877. The pri- soner pleaded guilty. He said he enlisted on the 4th April, 1875, at Bristol.—Private Dimrick, of the 1st battallion, 13th regiment, said he apprehended the prisouer. The prisoner was handed over to his regi- ment, at Newport Barracks.-Dimrick was recom- mended to a reward of 20s. PUGILISTS.—Edward Dacey and Thomas Campbell, two young men, were charged with .being disorderly by fighting, in Dock-street and causing a crowd to as- semble, 011 Monday afternoon last.—P.C. Parker proved the case, and Campbell, who it appeared com- menced the disturbance, was tined 10s. 6d., and Dacey was dismissed. STRIKING A POLICE OFFICER.—James McCarthy, a boy, was charged with causing an obstruction in Commercial-street, on Monday last, and assaulting P.C. Hawkins. Hawkins said he ordered the boy away from Cross-street. He went away after striking the officer in the face.- P.C. Widcombe corroborated the last ctficer.- The prisoner denied this and he was sent to Usk for 6 weeks with hard labour. STEALING ROPE.—Nathan Fisher was charged with stealing a piece of rope from the Alexandra Dock, the property of Messrs. Jones Brothers.-Dock-otEcer Chamberlain said he met the prisoner coming from the dock with a piece of rope (produced) in his haud. Witness asked the prisoner where he got it fiom, and he said from a mooring ring. He took the prisoner into custody. Witness subsequently found that the r.:pc belonged to Messrs. Jones Brothers. They had cut it and left it lying on the ground where the pri- soner had taken it from. The rope was worth about 2;3. 6d.-The Bench sentenced the prisoner to impri- sonment for one day.
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"PERMISSIVE BILL" DEMONSTRA- TION" AT NEWPORT. ADDRESSES BY SIR WILFRID AND ADDRESSES BY SIR WILFRID LAWSON AND MR. J. H. RAPEF. On Tuesday evening last one of the largest and most enthusiastic meetings ever assembled in Newport, took place at the Victoria Hall Assembly Room, to hear addresses in favour of Sir Wilfrid Lawson's Bill, for giving to ratepayers, under legislative sanction, the power to suppress the traffic in intoxicating drinks. The immense hall was crowded in every part, and, as provision had previously been made for an "overflow meeting," in case of need, such a gathering took place at the Stow Hill Baptist Chapel, where the Rev. J. T. Wrenford presided, and where, after the close of bis speech at the Hall, Sir Wilfred Lawson gave an address. The proceedings at the Victoria Hall were announced to beign at 7 p.m. The doors were opened soon after G, and long before 7 every available place in the Hall (excepting the seats on the platform) was occupied. A few minutes preceding the prescribed business were occupied in the singing of the hymn "Hold the Fort," announced by the Rev. C. H. Bishop, Wesleyan Min- ister. This had just been concluded when the Chair- man, Mr. B. Whitworth, M.P., made his appearance on the platform, followed by Sir Wilfred Lawsou, Mr. Raper, Mr. Schofield, &c. Their entrance gave rise to vehement applause, which was continued for some time When the occupants of the platform had taken their places, we noticed that there were present, in ad- addition to the gentlemen already named, the follow- ing :—Mr. J. A. Herbert, Ibjft BMw Col. Hey. worth, Wain Vawr Rev. Canon Hawkins Rev. J. T. Wrenford, (who soon after left for the Stow Hill meet- ing) Rev. F. Bedwel], ttev. — Russell, Rev. C. H. Bishop, Rev. — Schoffeld, Rev. P. H. Davies, Rev. J. Douglas, Rev. J. P. Thomas, and Revs. D. Cavalli, R. Richardson, and — Biiley, R. C. Admiral Foote, Col. Lyne, Messrs. David Edwards, Benjamin Evans, Wm. Christophers, Thos. Beynon, R. Graham, J. R. Jacob, Jas. Murphy, Wyndham Jones, David Harrhy, Enoch Griffiths, A. R. Bear, C. Kirby, S. Harse, J.W. Jones, A. C. Jones, John E. Ward, Joseph Rogers, James Thompson, H. J. Parnall, E. Phillips, Bassaleg; Keodrick, E.J.Smith, J.Gritton, J. Barter, E. Fennel), W.F.Stevens, Jas. Bastow, C. J. Johnson, Geo. A.Ed- wards, G. W.C. T. English Grand Lodge of Wales, I.O.G.T., Cardiff; Mr. R. Cory, Mr. W. G. Arm- strong. Mr. P. Price, of Cardiff; Mr. Stratton, &c., &c. The body of the Hall and the galleries were crowded with respectably dressed persons, among whom were many ladies, and the utmost interest in the proceedings was manifested throughout. Mr. A. P. Whitworth, M.P.having taken theehair, called the Rev. Mr. Russell to offer prayer. This was followed by an address from The Chairman, who, before commencing his remarks, read a letter from Mr. Pochin, in which that gentle- man announced his inability to be present. He (the Chairman) was exceedingly glad to see so splendid a meeting here. It seemed to him that there was no question agitating the country that could gather such crowds of enthusiastic listeners as this question of intemperauce, and particularly that braneh of it that was connected with the name of Sir Wilfrid Lawson. (Applause.) The reformers of the licensing system had been pegging away for something like 200 years, passing Acts of Parliament—they had passed 400 in order to remedy the evils of this traffic, but at the present moment nothing could be much worse than the system of which they complained. They only asked that Sir Wilfrid Lawson, who had studied the question for five-aud-twenty years, should just have the oppor- tunity of passing a little Bill of his own, and let them see whether that would not have a much greater effect than the four hundred Acts of Parliament passed by these journeymen—they evidently bad not learnt their trade, and therefore he called them journeymen — legislators. Their opponents used the argument, You cannot make a man sober by Act of Parlia- ment." All he could say was, you could make men drunk by Act of Parliament. That was done to a fearful extent; therefore he said they could at any rate lessen the amount of temptation that leads to drunkenness, by Act of Parliament. He had often said that this was essentially a working man's question. If 150 millions of money were wasted every year, as was done by the drink traffic, that waste could not be perpetrated without injuring every working man, and lessening the amount of wages he would otherwise earn. Therefore, of all classes in thi#; country, the working man ought to be firm and warm supporters of temperance. A large proportion of working men were already more enlightened on this question than any other class of the community. If they had their way in this matter, Sir Wilfrid Lawson would not have very much more to do in the House of Commons with the Permissive Bill. Something like between four and live hundred thousand pounds had been collected to send over to our suffering people of India. How did that compare with the amount con- sumed in intoxicating drinks every year? Why it appeared that the amount sen' to the starving people of India, compared with the sum spent every year in intoxicating drinks, was as 7s. 6d. to £ 1;00. The amount was consequently miserably small. Owing to the failure of the harvest bread was now very dear. Sup- pose the enormous amount of corn consumed in the preparation of malt and the distillation of spirits were turned into bread, would not that have the-effect of increasing,our bread-stuffe? Therefore, oo that point, it was of ioteirest to the working classes to see that Sir Wilfrid Lawson's bill was passed. One of the most cheering points of the movement during too last few years had been the great change which bad taken place in medical opinion on the subject. Dr, Richard- son had done good service in this direction, and only the other day Sir William Gull also in his evidence be- fore the House of Lords Committee on Intemperance. When the war in the East began it was thought that the Russians would simply have to, march. from the Danube to Constantinople, but they had to meet and to conquer—an army of teetotallers. (AppHause.) A great many newspaper correspondents had noticed this, and had stated their opinion very distinctly that this was an enormous advautage the Turkish, soldiers had had over the Russians, who, of all soldiers in Europe, perhaps-, took the largest amount of spirits. He was connected very intimately with Ireland. He felt great grief at the conduct of England wiih respect to the government of Ireland, whom she- had mis- governed for the last two-or three centuries, He said England owed: Ireland a great amount of restitution in that respect. They had a Government tiedi hand and foott to the English population. Nine-tenths of the Irish population asked for a Sunday Closing Bill for that country. He believed the English Government were favourable to the measure. They da<re not give that boon to the people of, Ireland, because they knew it would offend some of their friends, the publicans of England. It was a great humiliation to see a power- ful Government in such a position as tahat. Tory, Orangeman, Roman Catholic, Home Ruler, Liberal, men of all, creeds and denominations, of all shades of politics, were in favour of this Bill, yet they could not get it passed through the English Houseof Commons. He did not think it was creditable to our system of legislation, that although the second reading of the Bdl was passed by a large majority on the resolution of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, the Secretary for Irish Affairs, the Bill was referred to a committee. Sir M. H-Beach wanted to exclude five of the large towns from the Bill. The committee reported dead against the exclusion of CAiy of these towns;. they were the very places th:t required it most. He had strong hopes that the coming session would not pass without seeing that Bill become law. Goldsmith wrote — III fares.the land, to hastening.ills a prey, Where vie-,titli accumulates and. men decay. You might pur, publican instead. of wealth, for cer- tainly where-publicans accumulatsd men decay. The chairman resumed his seat amidst applause. The Rev. Mr. Bishop (Wesleyan) rose to propose i the tir-it resolution :— 1. That this meeting gladly recognises the increased activity of temperance advocates, and societies, zealously ai,led by ministers and members of Christian Churches, leading members of the medical profession, distinguished social and sanitary reformers,. sund many others yet, not- withstanding these multiplied and increased efforts, iJt cannot but deplore the humiliating and alarming faet, that, owing to the enormous legalised facilities for the public sale of intoxicating liquors, the great national bane of intemperance is still deeply and vitally affecting, not only the material resources but also the morality,, the health, and the life of the- nation and this meeting there- fore urgently calls for the most prompt and effectual remedy that philanthropy, patriotism, and statesmanship can devise and apply. —He said this was certainly the most radical cure that he had heard of for the curse of intemperance. (Hear, hear.) He was very thankful to. have the opportunity of standing upon this platform to speak a word in favour of this great and noble cause. They had not now to answer many of the objections raised against this measure, because they no longer existed. The speaker briefly reviewed his experiences in connection with this drinking question whilst a missionary. He was glad to find that the churches of this land were becoming alive to their duty, and he hoped that all godly men and women would aid in this great movement, to stem the torrent of drunkenness If they so aided, then their cause would be soon won. (Applause.) Co'o.iel Heyworth seconded the resolution, which had his fullest sympathy. This should not be a party question. True Conservative as he was, he contended that this should be a general question, and he came here to support it with all his heart. (Applause.) rhe worthy Chairman had said that this was a work- ing man's question. He (the Colonel) contended that jt was a working woman's question. (Ap- plause.) To the women the public-house was a fruitful source of evil. Having sketched some of the evils re- sulting from the drinking system, he referred to the question of compensation, and said that this country was sufficiently generous to compensate those who had vested interests in the traffic. (Cries of "No, no.") Amongst these he maintained the policeman would have a large share. (Laughter.) The magistrates had also an interest in it. If the drink traffic were abolished, magistrates would have nothing to do. (Laughter and cheers.) If, however, compensation could be fairly and honestly claimed, the country was sufficiently generous to grant it. (Applause.) Sir Wilfred Lawson, who was received with loud and continued cheering, said, on his way to Newport the previous day he biught a copy of the London Spectator newspaper, and hs there found in a leading article the statement that concerning political questions at present in this country there was no excitement, little discussion, and scarcely any interest. It struck him that the writer of that article had not lately visited Monmouthshire-(hear, hear, and laughter) — because it appeared to him (the speaker) that an enormous meeeing like the present one, which had overflowed into another large room on such a very stormy night, was an exceedingly strong indication that at Newport the people at least took an interest in one of the political questions of the country. (Applause.) He was very glad, indeed, to hoar the manly, terse, and telling speech of his honourable frieud who had just sat down—not only because of the speech, but because he was a son of one of the oldest and truest champions in this movement they ever had, in the person of the late Mr. Lawrence Heyworth. (Cheers.) But there was another reason why he rejoiced in his speech, and that was because he said boldly he was a Conservative, as he (Sir Wilfrid) wanted to raise this question far above their miserable party squabbles, and make it a great national question—Liberals, Tories, and Radicals united altogether to do a great public service. That meeting was called by th3 United Kingdom Alliance, and why ? Because they wanted to improve the legislation of the United Kingdom. In his opinion the United Kingdom, compared with other countries, was a free and happy one, and long might it continue to be so. But there were flaws in the most perfect things. He believed that England had all the advantages of a good country, where people could exercise their energies and make money. But what he objected to was the way in which people spent their money in this country. A great number spent money which they could not afford in intoxicating liquors. (Hear, hear.) Now he wanted them to consider that. They talked very lightly of intoxictting liquor. What was it ? It was that which brought man down to the level of the beast, and destroyed his reason. (Hear, hear.) It was astonishing that people should use what the doctors plainly told them was poison. Some people did not seem affected by intoxicatiug liquors, but there might be a reason for it, because their brain was not very largely developed. (Loud laughter.) He, himself, had not sufficient brains to be able to give any away. (Continued merriment.) There was no doubt that there were a good many clever fellows who were not affected by these drinks, but when they came to legisla- tion they had to legislate for the great masses of the people, and not for the exceptions. (Hear, hear.) If they read the works of Mr. Carlyle they would find that Eugland contained a population of 30,000,000, mostly fools. (Hear, hear.) But he said, whether they were fools or not, the fact was this—that these intoxicating liquors ruined their fellow-countrymen, and made them paupers, criminals, and lunatics. The drink became their master, and when it had degraded them they became a charge upon the sober persons of the community. (Hear, bear.) Now, he was not going to talk of the sin of drinking, but he was going to tails about the law, and see whether it was in that condition which promoted or discouraged the drinking of intoxicating liquors. The law, as it at present stood, placed temptation in the way of the people. There were two parties beueiitted by this drink traffic; Fust, the publicauT and next.the Chancellor of the Exchequer. They talked about him (Sir Wilfrid) robbing the pour man of his beer. (Laughter.) What he said was that the Government, of this country robbed the poor man tltroll[jl¡¡ hilt beer. (Hear, hear.) By beer he meant all kinds of intoxicating drink. Let them not say that he was misrepresenting the matter, because Mr Gladstone, whowasoueof theirgreatest financiers, had said-that out of every osi. spent by a man in intoxicating drinks 4s. of it came into his pocket when lie was Chancellor of the Exchequer. (Laughter.) This was the system about which he wished to-talk that evening. Be was not come there to preach teetotalism, although, perhaps, if he was at a, teetotal na-ectidg he might say a word about it. (ffear, hear.} They had had teetotal preach- ing for two generations by earnest and able men; who appealed to the consciences and feelings of their fellows, and did a great deal of good, But they had not efibcted a radical change, and he thought they would know the reason. It was because while they had been trying to lead their fellows,in one wry, the law of this country, by placing public-houses in all quarters, had led the people the other way. (Hear. hear.) This was bu^s natural result. The people really knew that these public-houses led to drunkenness. The law itself con- fessed this in the regulations made under the licences granted for public-houses. The regulations stated that the publican was not to permit drunkenness on his premises. Why put this in the regulations ? (Hear,. hear.) They never told a shoemaker or a bailor not. to permit dnnkenness on his- premises. The Tip- perary publicans put out a card-at their houses notify; ing that they were going to olose on Sunday, audi were not going to sell to drunken persons, but they would not say that they would aot make them drunk. (Laughter.) N-oi but when a man had got drunk, and got pretty well as much as he could hold, they turned him out. (Renewed laughter.) No drunken persons were served, but a man got drunk at a public- house, was tunned out, and theni the whole British'. Constitution v;^re interested in him. There was the policeman who- waited outside the public-house for him, the magistrate who committed him, the gaoler who locked him. up, the chaplain, to reform him, the turnkey to take oharge of him, the taxpayer to pay for him, the judgs-to seuteuce him, and the hangman ti finish him off. (Hoars of laughter, ) Aud yet all was right. Oh, yea- the publican did.not permit drunken- ness on his premises. (Renewed, merriment.) He turned the drxukard out as the law told him, and the drunkard wentdiomf, killed his wife, and was hanged, andyet the British Government supported the pub'.i- can. (Hear, hear.) Now he dared say there some clever follows, preseot who would, tell him that the .r proper way was to regulate the drink traffic. He had never yet seen.a proper scheme for such a regulation. He could not. see how they could sell intoxicants without there being a chance of people getting intoxi- cated. He did, not believe that a man could drink poison without being poisoned, could gointo water with-- out being wetted, or into the tire without being burnt. (Laughter.) It was not everybody, who was able to. resist the tsinptations which were encouraged by the present law.. It was the masses.,of the people, those who had.poor homes and few comforts, who were led into this net-work of temptations of every kind. Per- haps they said things were not 3o bad, and that things were getting better. He never gave an opinion on that. He sail they were bad enough, but other peo- ple who were not fanatics—(laughter)—thought things were worse. He only read thai day of a meeting pre- sided ovsr by the Lord Mayor,, w hen a resolution was. passed that drunkenness was on the increase, and that it wouldj be a good thing to shut up the habitual drunkards and Mr. Samuel- Morley was so struck with it, that he said he thought the resolution aou- temptibly insignificant. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) Tney. were told that drunkenness was now confined to the lowest orders. The old, 'squire, in times- gone past,, used to drink his thraa bottles of poit, and then fall under the table. (Laughter.) The 'squire,, they were told, never did so new and they were further told that the poor would not do so ill time. But he had also read a Bishop's speech that day. (Lighter.) | it was the Bishop of Oxford who spoke, and his lord- j ship said that he knew; for a fact that the greatest hindrance was caused to. the studies at the liuiversities r by the drinking of the students. Let them, consider this statement, look this drinking among, the upper ten of the country, and don't tell him (Sir Wilfrid) that drunkenness was on the decrease. (Loud ap- plause.) He supposed t'ley would now be glad to hear what they proposed to do to remedy the evil. Let them cot suppose, however, that they were going to cure drunkenness, and that they were more clever than anybody else. (Laughter.) They had no grand licens- ing scheme. Such schemes had beea tried by their ancestors, and they now said, You have tried and failed; therefare leave us alone." (Cheers.) His scheme was incorporated in the Permissive Bill. He introduced that Bill, but was quite wi ling to give it up if anybody suggested anything better. (Hear, hear.) They knew that the country was now parcelled out in licensing districts, and no one could sell spirits without permission from the justices of the peace. The latter were directed to consider three things, whether the applicant had an excellent character, tit for the noble occupation of apublican—(loud laughter) -whether he had a very nice house, suitable for the passing in and out of drunkards-(renewed laughter) -and thirdly, the magistrates had to consider whether the people living in the neighbourhood wished to have the public-house. Now he said they couldn't select a better body than the magistrates to find out the char- acter of the publican and the excellence of his house. But when he came to the wants of the neighbourhood, he said, let the neighbourhood speak for itself. (Hear, hear, and applause.) This was the whole thing. Let the Permissive Bill be passed on the morrow, and it was quite possible that it might make no change but there might be places, aDd he thought there would be a good many places, though he would not speak eon- fi tently—(laughter)—where the people would say, We are tired of this drinking, this pauperism, and ;rime. We will try to do away with beershops and crime." (Cheers.) Then they would say to the magistrates, Hold your hands; you are very good fellows, but we can do without you and your publi- cans." (Loud laughter.) And when they sent a paper duly and formally attested to the magistrates, their clerk would say "Gentlemen, I am very glad to see such a large bench here, but Sir Wilfred Lawson, that wicked fanatic, has persuaded the House of Commons that the people know what they want better than you do, and their views are to be followed, and I have a document signed by two-thirds of the inhabitants stating that they would rather have no public houses, and I have to inform you that your services are not required to-day, and you are at liberty to go home to the bosoms of your wives and families." (Loud laugh- ter, which was continued for some minutes.) That was the whole of the Permissive Bill. He did not believe anybody understood it. (Laughter.) He had tried to make them understand it, and if one in fifty did he should consider himself very well repaid. (Laughter.) He was not going to prophesy what the result would be. He gave up prophesying a very long time ago, it was a very bad busineao, -(laughter) — but all he could say was that people had benefited greatly wherever public-houses had been taken away from them. He saw yesterday that Mr. Gladstone, in conversation with an Irish priest about Sunday closing in Ireland, found the priest very earnestly in favour of Sunday closing. Mr Gladstone said he had heard a great deal on that side, and he had not heard much on the other side. He (the speaker) did not believe there was much to be said on the other aide not that was true, at any rate. Had they ever heard of any good man labouring in a parish-a clergyman, a Roman Catholic priest, or a Nonconformist minister—had they ever heard of one of those good men saying, There is a great deal of pauperism, misery, and demoralisation in my district; I wish two or three giuahops could be set up to make them better." He had never heard a man out of an asylum say such a thing. But he had heard Iota of men say that crime and pauperism and misery bad decreased wherever public-houses bad been removed. (Hear, hear, and applause.) Was he too hard on these public-houses and giii-shops ? ('No, no.") No, they were right. The Daily T'elegraph, only a few days ago, said that out of the gin-shop, from the moment the shutters were down in the morning until the mo- ment when the last sot was turned out at night, nothing but black, stolid, unmitig-tted evil could come. He had never said anything so stVrong as that, because he did not believe there was an unmitigated evil in the world. He had said he thought that the evil was very nearly unmitigated, and lie desired to do away with these places, or to give 1-cal men the power and option of doing it. Did they know what that meant ? It did not mean leaving it to the teetotallers or to a number of good clergymen, who perhaps might be biassed, or to a lot of Sunday airhool teachers, or landlords but to the ratepayers. It meant, iu effect, leaving it to the drinkers. Let the drinkers tbem-sclves say whether they would havs these places open. Let those who made use of the houses say whether they wanted them. (Applause:)1 He must make one remark with reference to Mr. Heyworth's argument about compensation. He hoped Mr. Hey- worth would be in the House of Commons some day. They wanted some honest Conservatives- there who would go against this drink traffic. The questiou of compensation, however, did not arise at present. All they had to do> was to decide whether it was r;ght that public-houses should be thrown open in an unwilling neighbourhood. Then would come the question of compeusatifou, and if the publican could make- out a claim for compensation, he, for one, should be the first person to accord it to him. (Applause,. &ud a voice: "The next thing would be to put dow» the opium traffic in China." (Laughter.) Sir Wilfrid said that when lie went to Hong Kong he would dis- cuss that. (Laughter and applause, followed by awne disturbance.) Ha agreed with his hon. friend in, the gallery—(laugliSer)—but his hon. friend had not 30t his question up. Df he had, he would know that sis or seven years agodie (ifbe speaker) brought forwards motioR in the House ol Commons, condemning that wicked and atrocious- traffic. (Hear, hear, and ap- plause.) As to compensation, all he could say was> that when Mr. Heyworth got into Parliament, and' carried a clause in the Permissive Bill, permitting, compensation, he should simply move an addition) that the hangman have his share. (Laughter and. applause.) A great many of them might say thaJj £ they might stop the evil without altering the law by putting forward "cenoter attractions." Not one- word would he say agaiu^t counter attractions. He was deligli:ed to see them springing up in many of our towns, but he could- not endorse the opinion that they were to be substituted for prohibition, though they might be a most valuable supplement. The House of Commons, he continued, as at present con- stituted, was entirely opposed to the policy he advo- cated of giving the people power to free themselves from these most injurious-and dangerous temptations. Those above the working ctasses seemed determined to keep up the present dangerous system at all hazard, while the working classes themselves were much op- posed to it. ("Shame."). He thought it was a shame, but the shame rested wittutbero, the electors of the kingdom. (Applause.) The House of Commons represented the people iblwao they who sen, it there in 1874, and what did they send it there for ? To look after harassed interests-. He wanted the House of Commons to look after a^harassed nation. Depend wpon it, the House of Comiaoos would not change the attitude which it had taken for any of these great meetings, or for the passing of resolutions. The House of Commons cared for none of these things. It did not believe the people were in earnest. They did Hot believe that the people had made it a political question yet. Probably they would see in the London papers to-morrow about this meeting Newport. A crowded meeting was heldilsast night in favour of the Permissive Bill. A great number of those present .ere women. The meeting was addressed by Mr. liaper, Sir Wilfrid Lawsori and other speakers. The usual resolutions were passed, aud a vote of thanks to the Chairman closed the proceedings." (Applause.) If newspaper writers in London believed they were in earnest, and that they were prepared to put their principles in force at the next, election, they would have in the London papers- to-morrow, Great and important political meeting at Newport. Political demonstration. Great enthusiasm. Attack on the publicans." Let them put; this question in front of the battle. If they believed it to be of supreme im- portance, let them put iV in the first rank. At the next election they might,.as they did at the last, say to the "harassed interests, We will maintain you to impoverish the nation ;;the purity of our homes is. nothing to us we are the bond slaves of the great vested interests." He did. not think that was a noble course, or one that hereafter would cause them to feel, any pride. This giant legislative iniquity must b« fought out. It must be fought to the bitter end; Let them not go away and say he told them that the- Permissive Bill was the only measure to grapple with Ghe evil of drunkenness. He objected to nobody s Bill onlj% he said, let them take a straightforward measure. There might: be other schemes and other. plans. He would only sa.y to those who supporter other plans that it would be the part of a prudent and patriotic man to uuiSe in support of the Permissive Bill, which already, throughout the country, was the means of exciting ths greatest support and enthusiasm, Let them take an example from their friends in France, and unite as-they bad there uuited in support of the Republic. tie trusted that they wculd no longer allow England to remain in the back-ground, as she was at pressu-t compared with other parts of the United Kingdom, but would join in making a determined assault on this the greatest legislativa evil, the removal of which would tend to the advance of this country in rJLthat made her great, and,good, and glorious. (App-awse.; The Chairman put the lesolution to tha meeting, and it was carried with enthusiasm. Mr. John Arthur Herbert moved*the seaoud resolu- tion, which wi'-s, in effect, it vatu of thardisto Sir Wil- frid Lawson. Their thanks were dae to Sir Wilfrid Lawson for his proposal, and they ought to assist him in bringing; forward this measure. The resolution read as follows — "That whilst heartily recognising the value of the numerous legislative proposals of the- past Session, in- tended to, limit and repress more or less the essentially and degrading traffic in intoxicating liquors, this meeting offers its most earnest thanks to Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bart., and to all those Members of Parliament who have from time to time supported him in his nn- ceasing efforts to pass the Permissive Prohibitory Liquor Bill, a practical ami effective measure, which would enable the people of each district, whcrre and when so disposed, to protect themselves from the greatest social scourge and the dll est curse of the nation." The Ilev. R. Richardson seconded in a short speech, stating among other things, that while, in his tempe- rance labours, he had not urged upon his people to become teetotallers, he had done his utmost to induce them to give up drinking in public-houses. The Hev. J. P. Thomas supported the resolution, remarking that the people of Newport, were deeply indebted to Sir Wilfrid Lawson and his friends and supporters, for their noble efforts for the suppression of the evils of intemperance. The Hev. A. G. Russell moved the third resolution, calling upon the meeting to support the Permissivt Bill by sending members to Parliament who woul'- vote for that measure. (Cheers,) He denouncen drunkenne-s in the strongest terms, and expressed hi deep re^et that the Christian church was not wore active and persevering in its exertions to ban sh it from the couutry. He implored his hearers never to enter a public-house, and never to sanction, in .the smallest degree, the drinking customs of society. The following are the terms of the resolution That this meeting resolves to give its earnest support to the principles and policy and operations of the United Kingdom Alliance, and calls upon all patriotic citizens, irrespective of sect or party, to exercise their opinion, and to give, their cordial support to such candidates as would vote for the Permissive Bill, or some measure that would confer a just and salutary legal power of working its veto on the issue of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors assured that nothing less would meet the nece;' sities of society, and deliver the nation from deplor- able evils, and burdens resulting from the liquor traffic." Mr, S. Harse seconded the resolution in a few ear- nest sentences, declaring, in the course of his remarks, his determination not to vote, in any Parliamentary election, for any candidate, whether Liberal or Conser- vative, who would not support Sir Wilfrid Lawson's Bill, or some equally effective measure having a simi- lar object. (Applause.) He announced that a branch of the AlJiance" was to be at once formed in New- port. Mr. J. H. Raper followed in an eloquent and pointed address, remarking that they were not bent upon closing public-houses, but upon putting an end to the sale of drink. After referring to the working of public- houses and their licences in towns, the speaker said that their chairman (Mr. Whitworth) was a large shareholder in the Trevelyan Hotel, in Manchester. The hotel was nightly occupied by sixty or a hun- dred peraous, occupying beds. This sumptuous hotel had everything calculated to keep a man alive, but nothing to touch the brain. They were not there to shut up such houses, or to close liquor shops—they proposed to lift the liquor out, and to leave the house more public than before. (Applause.) Professor Levi had got up a statistical revelation as to the amount of property invested in the liquor traffic. The paper was read before the Statistical Society, and he was sorry to say that a resume of it was given to the Lcrda' Committee. He knew that Professor Levi was a Christian-minded man, but when a man was retained by a brewer, the liability was that he would see with brewers' spectacles. He added up the total of the investments of the liquor trade, and made out one hundred and seventeen millions invested in it. Any of them who had beea at the dinners of licensed victuallers knew that these were stock figures given to him who presided, or him who responded to the toast cf the evening. They challenged these figures, and by the ordinary rule of three, they could not make more than forty-four millions. Where was the mistake? Mr, Whitworth was the general proprietor of the Tre- velyan Hotel, Manchester. They estimated the value of ttM- house at £ 3o',000. Suppose they had a license on the 20th of August, they would have to get a few more dkxsen glasses, some more taps, and the fixtures perhaps- would run up the extra outlay to £ 400. Then you might add for stock, aay £ 600. If next week they laid their hands upon the bouse, and made them surrender that license, and leSt then: just as they stood before, would they say they had any claim for thirty thousand pounds. The United- Kingdom Alli- ance had never given a deliverance upon the subject of compensation. They waited until aornebody could prove his claim to it. The publicans cou.]d keep open their houses aod stabling as before. But there were public-houses that were simply liquor' shops, where if you went in, and asked for a beef steak, they could not give- it to you. They were a disgrace to the license that had been given to them. They would see' the United Kingdom Alliance was n')t a public-house-closer, but a public-house purifier. They said also that they were the friends of all, and the enemies of none,. (Applause.) They hacii no word of bitterness for those engaged in the liquor traffic. The dealers in it ware, many of them, the victims of circumstances. He knew there were distinguished members of the trade trying to get into the- Town Council at Newport.. He could only tell them one thing, that when the first discussion took place on this question in 1835, and when Lord John Russell pro- posed that the drink traffic should be under the con- trol of the Town Council, the same as cabs, and gas, and water-at that time it was pointed out that the danger would be grea'a It was said that a clause would have to be put in-tbe Act, to make it illegal;fur I a publican to be in the (Jouncil, (Applause.) He-did not say that the question of licensing now rested with the Town Council, but he told them that the Council had a Watch Committee,, which had the looking after the order and peace of & town, and for one who bad a decided interest in a wrong direction, it was out of all character to place him in such a position. (Applause.) Referring to the question affecting irelaud, lie wished it to be understood that Messrss II, Paruell, Biggar, and others-- were with the supporters rti the Permissive Bill; antl he thought they should have that credit. Since he-bad been last in Newport he had visited the State of Maine, and had witnessed the result of the law in that State and he had to tell it audience that 626,000 people were living under &■ system which he believed would be for the greatest "ell. being of Englishmen.. (Cheers.) Put Sir Wil- frid's Bill on the statute book, and then the power m>uld be given to the majonty living in a district to say, "We will not have any more public-houses." Bfermiasive legislation was the great feature of the present day. and he (the sganker) as a politician ap- pnoved of that mode of proceeding. Mr. Chamberlain woa". also of the same opinion and framed his recent moseure on that principle. (Ofeeers.) He also quoted fi(}(» Lord Beaconsfield and Mr. Cross in favour of the permissive principle as regards health, and continued his. argument in favour of the Bill for putting an end to thq. liquor traffic (Cheers.) Iti conclusion, the speaker pointed out that the Permissive Bill was gaining fa- vour besides the Irish majority before alluded to, Scotland gave IS for, compared with 6 against Wales, 12lfo>r, compared with 4 against. He was sorry that Mttfiimouth was not in Walesr On the other hand, Monmouthshire sent three members who were against the Bill. That should not bs the case. They should uiake their representatives c.ware that they wished them to support the Bill they should give their mem- bers diffeieiit instructions and express their views in anu unmistakeable manner. Mr. Schofield moved — Thaiithe best thanks of the saeeting be given to Benjamin Whitworth, Esq., for presiding on the present occasion; also to Sir Wilfrid Dawsou for his visit to Newsort, and to Mr. Raper, who- had so ably addressed them on the present occasion Colonel Lyne seconded the resolution. Whatever their opinions might be (he-said) with regard to the proposed measure of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, they would all agree that gratitude was- due to their worthy and resected Chairman for his kindness in coming there to preside at the meeting aud also to their valued frieads, Sir Wilfrid Lawsoa.and Mr. paper, who had so-ably spoken to them that night He was in hopes- that their worthy member '^lr. Cordes) who was the host of Sir Wilfrid Lawson, would have been present to propose a vote of thanks-, to their Chairman. Mr. Cordes, if he could speak, from his heart, would say that he was not satistied with the existing state of legislation. It could not be otherwise, beciusd they found, from the lowest, to the highest, all agreeing that the present obnoxious system was detri- mental to the best interests of this couutry. The present system beitig a pemicious one, if.ti.ay were not satisfied with Sir Wilfiid Lawson's measure, then let them bring in a bill of their own. Whenever the election came, let them put it before the members whether they were satisfied with the present state of things. If they were, then God defend them. He believed they were nut. But if they were not, he asked them to introduce some measure of their own better than Sir Wilfvid.Lawson's. (Applause.) The motion was then.put to the meeting by. Colonel Lyne, and carried with acclamation. The Chairman returned thanks, on behalf of Sir I Wilfrid Lawson aud, Mr Haper, as well as kimself. In Manchester, he s:iid> neither narty had the slightest chance of an elecfaon unless they brought forward a candidate in favour ot the Permissive Bill. The Chairman resunitid his seat, asking the- meeting to give three cheers.for Sir W ilfi id Lawson. Cheers were given for Sir NWlfrid, ajid the Chair- mau (Mr Whitworth), and Mr Raper, and the meeting then broke upv.
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