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COLONEL HOWARD AND THE TERRITORIALS, IF THE GERMANS ENTER ENG- LAND. Speaking at Holywell on Tuesday night-, Colonel Howard, Unionist canddate for the Flint Boroughs, said that the other day he was speaking to a man on HaJkin Mountain, who said to him, "I don care if the Germans do coiiie-they will pay as good wages as anyone else." He told the man that he (the Colonel) was old enough to remember being in Paris and seeing the Prussians there just after the siege was raised. The Prussians did not pay any wages what they did was to take what they thought would be "a smasher" for France they took 200 mil- lions of gold, and it was only by the thrift of the small holders of France that that money was found to get the Germans out of the country. If the Germans got into this country they would not be satisfied with 200 millions, but they would want 600 millions in gold before they would leave the country. Was the Territorial Army in a satisfactory condition ? At the present time it was short of 60,000 men. As chairman of the Flintshire Territorial Forces Association he might tell them that in the Flintshire Battalion they had 770 men out of 1,000 required and they had got 14 officers out of 28 wanted. He did not call that satisfactory. He appeal- ed to the young men of the district to come forward and join the old regiment, It would be far better for them than loaf- ing about and smoking cigarettes, and they would live longer and be happier and healthier. If they could not get the men required for the Territorial Force, there would be nothing for it but universal ser- vice

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