TARIFF REFORM LEAGUE. SPEECHES BY MRS. FITZGIBBON AND MR. LONGVILLE. LADY EVA WYNDHAM-QUIN PRESENT. A meeting in connection with the Tariff Reform League was held at Bridgend Town- hall on Monday evening. There was a crowded attendance, and excellent order pre- vailed throughout. Mr. S. H. Stockwood. presided, and was supported by Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin (who was accompanied by her second son, Master Valentine Wyndham- Quin), Mrs. J. M. Aiandall, Mrs. FitzGibbon (Canada), Mrs. Nicholl, senr.. Miss Stock- wood, Rev. E. S. Roberts, Rector of Coity- Major J. C. and Mrs. Coath, Mr. J. I. D. Nicholl, Mr. W. A. Williams, Colonel and Mrs. Turbervill, Mr. W. McGaul, Mr. H. J. Randall, junr., etc. THE CHAIRMAN. The Chairman said it was not often his lot to preside at two meetings so close together as the meeting on Saturday and that evening. He would draw no comparison between the two, except to express the hope that the meeting that evening would be more orderly and more civil than the meeting on Saturday night. (Hear, hear.) This meeting was fixed and called long before it was known that they would, at the time it was held, be in the midst of a General Election; it was intended to be for explanatory rather than for party purposes. He hoped that every- thing the speakers had to say would be lis- tened to, and if they differed, let them differ in a respectable and not too noisy manner. (Hear, hear.) He did not consider that the disorder of Saturday night was to be laid at the door of the Radicals of this town. (Hear, hear.) As an old Bridgend boy he knew most of the Radicals quite as well and pos- siblv better than his own political friends, but lie was only able to spot thre-e or four of those making a disturbance who owned Bridgend as their home. He believed that those who came on Saturday came to disturb the meet- ing, and came from outside South Glamor- gan, and he had no' doubt that they belonged to the I.L.P. ("No.") He was glad to hear that "No," and hoped it came from someone who knew. MRS. FITZGIBBON. Mrs FitzGibbon (Canada), who was received with loud applause, said it was very good of them to cheer one of their own kindred from over the seas, one of those of whom Kipling wrote, was "taught by an English mother to call old England home." She had come to give them a message from the Greater Bri- tain over the seas, and she was glad to see so many of the youths of Bridgend pre- sent, because if the youth of the country could be inspired with the Imperialist ideas, there was not much fear for the safety and security of the Empire in the future. (Hear, hear.) one had the luck to be the mece by marriage of one of the greatest Imperialists who ever lived; Sir John McDonald. (Ap- plause.) Canada was divided from a great Republic by a thin red line four thousand miles in length, which stretched from ocean to ocean. Below that line was a population of eighty millions of people and above it, made up of different races, were only six millions. The great Republic looked upon Canada with longing eyes. But they had fought to keep their country and to keep the trust of their forefathers, who battled with their life's blood, safe for the Mother Country. (Applause.) Britain had in Can- ada a gigantic estate, a giant WHITE MAN'S LAND, which was something to be proud of. She asked them to look upon it as a great British county which had floated away, but still be- longed to them and was part of them. (Hear, hear.) In accordance with her traditions, Canada had shown her allegiance to the Mother Country in the practical form of con- ceding a preference in tariffs. This offer of Canada for closer commercial intercourse did not come from any political party or educa- tional section it came from the people them- selves. (Applause.) The question came, Was the Mother Country going to follow up this "hand-shake" by giving Canada a pre- ference in return? ("Yes.") During the last 15 years a new Power had come to the fore in Canada, They used to have Liberals and Conservatives there, and just as lively times were experienced as in this country, if not more so. Then they had this new Power, which was called the Manufacturers' Association. Forty-two per cent. of their people were now engaged in industrial pur- suits. They had dignified Labour by giving it gi a Government department—(applause)—but what was the use of protecting Labour if they did not protect the fruits of Labour. An im- petus was given to their commerce by the K.P.-the NATIONAL POLICY. A tariff was put on everything that came in, and in 1902 tiiey were in such a position as to be able to say to England "You are one of us, come in; we will give you preference, (Loud applause.) Canada had given this preference, but what one Government gave, another might take away, and what they wanted to do was to make sure and certain that the pre- sent condition of affairs was going to con- tinue. (Hear, hear.) No sooner had Canada given this preference to England than ques- tions which had lain dormant for years were brought to the front by the Republican Gov- ernment. They said "This thing does not suit us," and there was now a tariff wall of 60 per cent, between Canada and the United States. The McKinley tariff had turned the tide of cuccess in the United States, but the coping stone of the McKinley tariff trembled in the balance for fear of English tariff, be- cause the Americans said that undoubtedly the Chamberlain policy of IMPERIAL TARIFFS was bound to come unless England was a fool. (Hear, hear.) Was this country going to have its assets, for which their forefathers fought, grabbed up by this acquisitive race of eighty millions to the south of Canada, or were they going to make the bond with Can- ada lasting? Suppose this country said, "We don't care for our colonies: we prefer st,he alien, we prefer the dumping cf German and American goods," did they think that Canada and the other colonies would stick to them?- She did not think so. Were they going to "hum and haw," were they going to vacillate, were they going to be misled by these. abom- inable politics? She was not talking poli- tics she was talking as one of a great com- mercial nation. She read all the speeches end literature she could find against a tariff system, and the more she read against it, the more evidence she found that it was what this great country wanted. Lord Hugh Cecil had described Colonial preference as A "SORDID TIE." Was the power that had civilised the world, that had taken the white man to the utter- most parts of the earth, wa,, that great thing which was called commerce, sordid? ("No.") Lord Hugh said it caused friction. Why, Canada was brought up on friction. They had a great deal of friction over the Federa- tion, but they got it. Friction was healthy; it stimulated the circulation, and even in the family it often cleared the air. (Laughter.) Fancy being afraid of friction! She belonged to a coterie of women who when they went into a shop demanded English-made goods. (Hear, hear.) If she went into a shop for a coat, and one was brought her which was made in Vienna she said "Take it away; I don't, want it." (Applause.) That was not sentiment; it was because they knew a good thing when they saw it. The cry of cheap- ness was one of the worst things they had heard. The shops of England were FILLED WITH FOREIGN TRASH. ("Shame.") She did not want to go into figures; the homes of the people in West Ham spoke louder than figures. Why was it? Because the people were carried away by the cry of cheapness. The cry had gone forward in this country, "Back to the land." She said "Forward to the land"—to Canada, where free grants of 160 acres were made to all who wished to go out there from this country. Her last words were these: Im- perialism had come and had concentrated it- self in tariff reform in the greatast peaceful, defensive league that the world had ever seen, a league which, in her humble estima- tion, would lead to the realisation of Cob- den's dream, True Free Trade. Let them make their combine big enough, and stand shoulder to shoulder, and they would have the greatest. peace combine in existence. If they held' themselves together and were true to the trusts of their ancestors, they held the key of the world in their hands. Let them get away from political fights and partisan squabbles, and, avoiding the smaller issues, put the erreat man in at this election who would make the Empire intact. (Loud and prolonged cheering.) The Chairman said that a Bridgend Town- hall audience had redeemed its character, be- cause the lady who had elootiently and sen- sibly spoken could not have had a better hear- ing. (Hear, hear.) MR. LONGVILLE. Mr. Samuel Longville, Cardiff. said the question on which he was going to speak should never have been brought into the ran- corous dispute of party politics. He was a Trade Unionist of rather over twenty years' standing, and had to look at things as he found them on Trade Union books. They had been told that there was no need to fear, that the wind was abaft their beam. Lord Rosbery, speaking of the Stirling speech—he meant the speech at Stirling—(laughter)—said he would not fight under the banner of Home Rule. That was a thing with which he (the speaker) agreed, but when he said there was evidence on every side of an abounding pros- perity of England's commerce he did not be- lieve him. Men who wanted work were on their Union books; every 39th man in the country was a pauper there were processions of unemployed asking politicians to do some- thing for them. Was this evidence of abounding prosperity? ("No.") It was a shame that in this the richest country of the world there were hard-handed men who were were ASKING FOR WORK, and whose children were crying for food. What was the cause of this? ("Free Trade," and "Chinese in South Africa.") Was the cause of this that the British workingman was not capable of turning out work equiva- lent to the work of his forefathers? ("No.") The cause was in free imports. (Hear, hear.) The speaker quoted the names of a large number of well-known firms who, he said, had removed their works abroad in consequence of foreign tariffs. They could not blame the capitalists, who, failing to make a profit at home, removed their factories to other lands. If by erecting a tariff wall they could keep only one million pounds worth of their manu- factures at home it would do a great deal towards providing work for the workless and doing away with these processions of unem- ployed. (Applause.) Speaking as a TRADE UNIONIST, he could tell them that Trade Unionists did not believe in Free Trade in their own or- ganisations. Protection was the bed rock on which the 'broad superstructure of Trade Unionism was built, and he could not under- stand members who were prepared to allow other countries to come in without protecting themselves. Some of his friends laughed when he told them that he was going to speak at a meeting of the Women's Tariff Reform League. They told him that women did not understand politics. He thought women had a great deal to do with this question. If a working man took home £1 one week and only 10s. the next, it made a great deal of difference to the women. (Applause.) LADY EVA WYNDHAM-QUIN Lady Eva Wyndham-Quin. who was re- ceived with great cheering, moved a vote of thanks to the speakers. It was hardly neces- sary to say how pleased they had been to listen to the eloquent and patriotic address of Mrs. FitzGibbon, who had come to tell them how the Empire could be made stronger than it already was. Mr. Longville had told them that, by the same means, the conditions of workmen could be improved and better em- ployment given. Such a subject was oim in which they were all interested. (Cheers.) Mr. J. 1. D. Nicholl seconded, and the mo- tion was cordially carried, both speakers re- plying. Mr. W. McGaul moved a vote of thanks to the Chairman. He was glad that Bridgend had redeemed itself. A workiiig-niai-i whom he heard speaking of the Saturday night dis- turbance said "And Mr. Stockwood in the chair, too." (Laughter.) Mr. Stockwood was supposed to keep anyone quiet—(renewed laughter)—but the row was caused by foreigners in the camp. He (Mr. McGaul) had taken part in many election campaigns. He thought he would sit down quietly this time, but when that wobbler-a countryman of his-said "Home Rule," he said to himself. "Mac, you must get up and fight." (Loud laughter.) Mr. H. J. Randall, junr.. seconded the vote, which was carried. Mr. Stockwood, who received a great ova- tion, briefly replied, and the meeting termin- ated.
MR. BRACE AT GILFACH GOCll. Mr. William Brace continued his campaign on Saturday evening, when he addressed crowded meetings at Tonyrefail and Gilfach Goch. At Tonyrefail Councillor William Evans presided, and Mr. Brace, who received a rousing reception, said lie could not fail to be touched by the loyalty and sacrifice made by that immense gathering in leaving their homes in such inclement weather in order to attend the meeting, lie regarded it as an expression of their faith and determination to win back for progress and reform the Scat that had been lost. (Loud cheers.) We were, he said, passing through the greatest political fight of this generation, and on every side signs were not wanting that at last the con- science of the people had been aroused to that sense of duty which would result in sweeping away the barriers against the true happiness of the people raised by the late Torv Government. (Cheers.) Were they as electors of this part of the Division ready to join their fellows in other parts of the kingdom, to return men to the Ho-use of Commons of sound Progressive views, and thus help the new Government to do the "people's work"? (Cries of "Yes, yes.") They could not he less than grateful to the present Premier for having got together a strong Ministry, and bv including euch men as Mr. John Burns—(loud applaus2)-aad that brilliant young Welsh leader. Mr. Lloyd George. The Premier had given the people a clear indication of his sincerity to carry out a great and thoroughly national policy. Pro- 1 ceeding. after a great burst of enthusiasm, j Mr. Brace dealt with the FISCAL QUESTION, and said there was much talk about German u goods being dumped into South Wales, but he reminded them that thousands of tons of Welsh steam coal were being dumped into Germany every month. They were exhorted by Tariff Reformers to think imperially, but he would ask that first of all they should think parochially. Let us consider our own coal trade, and the siftall tenant farmers who would by fiscal heresies be practically snuffed out of existence. (Loud applause.) He stood for land and Labour reform, fixity c-f tenure, and the other improvements named in the reportef the Welsh Land Commission, which had been so ably conducted by the pre- sent Minister of Agriculture, Earl Carring- ton, who ha.d proved himself a practical man. (Cheers.) Mr. Brace said he would work for an amended Education Act. a Trade Union Act, repeal of the coal tax: he would also work and vote for the present Premier's policy as against the Tory programme and Tariff Reform. (Loud cheers.) Mr D. AVattc, Morgan, in a. vigorous speech, mainly in Welsh, supported the resolution, He described Mr. Brace as a man of sound principles, and a Welsh Nationalist to the core. (Cheers.) They had. he proceeded, shed no tears over the downfall of the Tory Government, because for the last six years MR. WILLIAM BRACE, Liberal and Labour Candidate for South Glamorgan. that constituency had been misrepresented in the House of Commons. (Hear, hear.) Per- sonally he had no antipathy against. Colonel Wyndham-Quin. but he would remind them that the hon. member's votes in Parliament Imade a long list of blunders, and were given in direct opposition to the view of the ma,-s of his constituents. If they were worth their salt as Progressives and Labour men, they must throw themselves heart and soul into the fight. They must ratify the opinion of the new Premier and his Ministry that the country was RIPE FOR REAL REFORM and domestic legislation. Men like Mr. Burns and Mr. Lloyd George had been placed at the head of Departments in the State. (Cheers.) Mr. Burns would look after the poor and unemployed of the country, and Mr. Lloyd George would bring his genius to bear upon the trade of the country. (Applause.) Let them, he urged, througnout the division of South Glamorgan fight for progress and right. The Tory party had bluffed them with khaki and Chinese slavery. Let their answer be an overwhelming majority for Mr. Brace. Free Trade, free conscience, and free school should be their war cries. (Loud applause.) Every vote given to the Tory candidate would be a vote tor starvation and taxation. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Brace would fight for just laws for the people, free food for the poor, the land for the people, and would assist to overthrow the rampant spirit of militarism of the Tories. (Loud cheers.) Mr Alfred Onions, miners' agent, Tredegar, dealt with the education question. Coal Mines Regulation Act. the Trades Disputes Bill, and the Workmen's Compensation Act in an effec- tive speech. The vote of confidence was carried. The meeting at Gilfach Goch was presided over by Councillor Jenkins. Speeches were delivered by Messrs. W. Brace, A. Onions. and Dr. Chalke, Porth. As at Tonyrefail, Mr. Brace received an ovation) and at the close of the meeting a resolution of confidence was carried with acclamation. Such enthu- siasm as was shown at these meetings had never been seen in these two valleys.
NOMINATION AND POLLING. SOUTH WALES DATES. Nominations. Polling. Jan. Jan. Cardiff 13 17 Swansea (Town) 12 16 Swansea (District) 12 16 Merthyr Tydfil 12 17 Glamorgan (East) 16 23 (Rhondda) 16 22 (Mid) 13 17 (South) 15 23 (Gower) 17 23 Carmarthen Boroughs 13 17 (East) 16 23 (West) 15 22 Pembroke Boroughs. 15 18 (County) 16 22 Cardiganshire 13 19 Breconshire 17 24 Radnorshire 16 23 Monmouth (West) 15 19 (North) 17 22 (South) 19 24 (Boroughs) 13 18
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MR. S. T. EVANS AT NANTYMOEL. Mr. S. T. Evans addressed a large meet- ing of his constituents at Nantymoel on Thursday last, week, receiving a most cordial reception. He said that as far as he had been able to judge by the ent-huslaism with winch he nau ueen received oil Jus tour inrough the constituency, there was little prooaouity oi the Juioerais 01 -Uiu-Cjiamorgan oeiiig opposed ironi GU1) uUiUter in tne com- ing eiecaon, and it tney were tney would give <i.:> good all account, or them^eives as ciiey nau. at tile last t-mee eieccioiis. xi c wisnea to eoiieco an assertion that at Ug- more ate liT nad deciai eu the leaders of the ALiiieis itueidiiou nau assured llln1 they wouia not bung uut a. candidate against mm. ine facts wtre that, he nad been asked a question at Uginore Aaic, its to whether he would retire m the event or a Labour candi- uate Going brought out. and he had replied that he would not, and that- so far as he was I aware he had not the slightest reason to think the Executive Council of the .federa- tion had any complaint to make against him or had any intention to bring out a candi- date. He had no more knowledge of what was likely to happen at the recent meeting of the Executive, at whicn it was decided not to run a Labour candidate in Mid-Gia morgan, tnan his present hearers. He never asked any of the miners' leaders or anyone to refrain from bringing out a Labour candidate, When it was proposed to ballot the members of the Federation as to the bringing out of a Labour candidate. he studiously refrained from doing anything that would influence any of the working men in the division. The first intimation he had of the meeting of the Executive was when he read the report of it in a newspaper, and lie naturally wrote to Mabon expressing thanks for the consideration shown him. As for his political conduct, he was fully answerable to the electors, and he challenged anyone to say that lie had ever done or said anything as a politician which was inimical to the in- terest8 of the working classes. (Applause.) A vote of confidence in Mr. Evans was car- ried with only two or three dissentients. AT Gi^i ACH GOCH. Mr. S. T. Evans. R.C.. addressed a large meeting of his constituents at Calfaria Chapel. Gilfach Goch. on Friday night, and received an enthusiastic reception. He dealt with the fiscal problem, the Coal Tax. Chinese labour in South Africa, Trades Disputes Bill, and amendment of the Education Act. A vote of confidence in the hon. member was adopted.
The death is annuu need from Paris of Madame Krauss, an Austrian priaia-donna. A huge specimen of the king rag-worm has been found by a bait digger at Southend, measuring 3ft. 4in. in length. Mr. W. Walton has bequeathed £ 7,000 for model dwellings in Nelson. Respectable Nelson widows, aged sixty, having resided there twenty years, also married OTUDICS are eligible.
PORTHCAWL URBAN COUNCIL. There were present at the fortnightly meet- ing of the Ponhcawl Urban District Council oil Monday evening: Messrs. J. Grace, J.P., W. J. Griffin, J. Elias (Newton), T. D. Bevan, David Jones, J. L. Lambert, J. Elias (Not- tage). and H. B. Comley, with the clerk (Mr. E. T. David), the deputy clerk (Mr. W. Chor- ley), and the surveyor and inspector (Mr Rhys Jones). A letter was read from Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the Glamorgan County Council, asking the Council's opinion as to the Parliamentary Bill which had been de- posited relating to the protection of water areas in Glamorgan. The letter was referred to the Works and Water Committee for report. A letter from the Tottenham District Coun- cil dealt exhaustively with the unemployed problem, and the Council were asked to sup- port a petition to Parliament to deal with the question on national lines. Mr. D. Jones and Mr. Comley agreed that the matter should be dealt with by the Coun- cil. and the former moved t-hat the letter be referred to a committee for report. Mr. W. J. Griffin said he strenuously op- posed any suggestion that a political matter should be dealt with by the Council. Mr J. Elias (Nottage) moved that the letter lie on the table, but this was defeated by the casting-vote of the chairman. The matter was eventually referred to a committee. The Council were asked by the Town CkLk of Glasgow to support a petition to Parlia- ment for the taxation of lan.d values. Mr. J. Elias (Nottage) moved that the let- ter lie on the table, and Mr. Lambert seconded. is Mr. T. D. Bevan Is this a Council or a political meeting? (Laughter.) Mr. David Jones expressed himself in fav- our of the proposals to tax land values, and moved that the Works Committee be asked to report on the matter. The passing of such a measure would be of great value to Porthcawl. Mr. Comley seconded. Mr. J. Elias (Newton): It is leading us to dangerous ground. We ouarht to express our views on the fiscal matter next. (Laughter.) We had better leave the whole thing to the election people. Mr. Griffin again objected to turning the Council into a Parliamentary Debating So- ciety. (Laughter.) The Chairman said it was an important matter, and certainly not political. It affec- ted the ratepayers of the district. Mr. Griffin Don't deliver a political speech. (Laughter.) The motion was carried, on the Chairman's casting-vote.
The Mayor of Southampton has received £ 85 as the result of a collection made by English residents at Dinard on behalf of the sufferers of the Hilda disaster. The relief fund now amounts to £ 6,871. The Daily Mail Johannesburg correspondent states that honorary Captain Hopkins. quarter- master of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), has been found dead shot through the head.
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j BRIDGEND POLICE COURT. I Saturday.—Before Messrs. R. W. Llewellyn (in the chair), W. Llewellyn, Oliver Shep- pard, R. L. Knight, E. F. Lynch Blosse, and George Harris. DRUNKS. The following were charged with drunken- ncoSS: -Thoma:J John. Bridgend, labourer, fined 15s.. including costs: David Da vies, haulier. Caerau, 15s. Joseph Lewis, Caerau. haulier. 15s.; John Hutcheson. New-road. Porthcawl. labourer. 15s. and Cyril Wintle. John-street, Porthcawl. seaman, 15s. NO CORROBORATIOX. George Baker, 2 Hong Kong-terrace. Bryn- cethin, haulier, summoned Gronow Phillips. Ogmore Yale, collier, and Gomer Phillips. Brvncoch. collier, for assault. Complainant stated that the defendants as- saulted him in the Royal OaK. James Wilcox also gave evidence, but the Bench considered there was insufficient cor- roboration, and dismissed the case. WINDOW SMASHED. Patrick Grant. 9 Station-terrace. Bryn. quarryman, was summoned for damaging a plate glass window, value +5. at the Model Lodging House. Maesteg. Frederick Bevan. the proprietor, stated that defendant refused to pay for his lodg- ings. and he ejected him. Defendant then picked up a large stone, and smashed the window. It was stated that defendant's employer was willing to replace the damaged window. and the case was adjourned. PYLE PUBLICANS. Mrs. Yorwerth, of the Prince of Wales. Kenfig. applied for an occasional license for Pyle Ploughing Match. The Licensee of the Cornelly Arms objected to the application on the ground that there were three licensed houses in the immediate vicinity of the match—the Crown, Cornelly. Arms, and New House. The general opinion in the neighbourhood was. he said, that people attending the match would be well catered for by the licensed houses. The application was granted. SEQUEL TO AN ACCIDENT. Albert Brewer, butcher, Adare-street. Bridgend. was charged with being drunk on January 3rd whilst in charge of a horse and trap. P.C. Snow stated that about 11 a.m. on Wednesday he saw a pony running away in Caroline-street, dragging a cart behind it. The pony had come from Nolton-street and on going in that direction he found that Brewer had had a collision with another vehicle and was thrown out. He was taken home. He smelt very strongly of drink, and used filthy language. Defendant said there was an accident, but he was not drunk. Supt. Davis said the accident was caused through defendant's condition, and he had been drunk every day since. ASSAULT UNDERGROUND. Herbert Henry Harding. 57 Treharne-road, Caerau, collier, summoned William Henry Griffiths, 22 Gelli-street, Caerau, haulier, for assault. Complainant said that on the 22nd Decem- ber. whilst at work in the Caerau Pit, a dis- turbance occurred. He asked defendant the cause, and he replied "I will soon show you." He followed this up by striking witness in the face, and when witness said if he re- peated the offence it would be a case for Bridgend, he struck him again. David Griffiths corroborated. Defendant's version was that. a dearth of trams started the unpleasantness. He put his hand playfully into complainant's side. and the complainant took umbrage at it. P.C. Kelland gave defendant a bad charac- ter. and he was sent to prison for 14 days. A TALE OF DESERTION. Henry Young, Nantyffyllon, haulier, was summoned for neglecting to maintain his wife and three children, who are chargeable to the Bridgend and Cowbridge Union. Evan E. Evans, relieving officer, said defen- dant deserted his family at 23 Smith-street, Ystrad, on the 22nd November, and on the 15th December the wife and family came to Pontyrhil to the woman's parents. Relief was granted on December 23rd. Previous to coming to Poiitvrhil, the family were granted relief by the Pontypridd Guardians, who had obtained a warrant for defendant's arrest. Whilst living at Aberavon, he deserted his family and saved a conviction by paying the money due to the Guardians. His conduct. to his wife had been bad throughout. Defendant, who stammered badly, said he could not live with his wife. She was grumbling all the time, and told him to go to —— Sent to prison for a month. CRUELTY TO HORSES. William Clarke, 1 Hill-street, Nantymoel, hitcher, was summoned for cruelty to two horses. P.C. 264 deposed to seeing defendant driv- inga wagonette drawn by two horses at St. Bride's Major on December 3rd. The con- veyance contained eight men. The horses were in a weak condition, and appeared to be in great pain. There were two wounds on the breast of one horse, and one wound on the breast of the other. They were not fit to be worked, and at witness's request the passengers walked. Defendant took the horses home. He admitted that he knew of the sores, but added' that they were dry when he left home. Corroborative evidence was given by In- spector John Barrack, of the R.S.P.C.A. Defendant said there were no wounds to be seen when he put the collars on. He was ordered to pay zEl and costs in each case. £ 2 14s. in all. John Thomas, Trenol, Llanharran, rag and bone merchant, appeared to answer a charge of ill-treating a pony by riding it at Pencoed on December 18th. P.C. Bowen and Inspector Barrack gave evidence as to the bad state of the pony, which had to be slaughtered. The police- man said he saw defendant riding the pony. Defendant denied that he was riding. He was ordered to pay the costs amount- ing to 5s. PUBLIC HOUSE ROW. John Jenkins and James Jenkins, colliers, of 20 Gelli-street, Caerau, were charged with being disorderly and refusing to quit the Travellers' Rest, Nantyffyllon, on December 16th. Mr. Evan E. Davies prosecuted, and Mr. Thompson (Swansea) defended. David Thomas, the landlord, stated that defendants came to the house about quarter to 11. He met them at the door, and in consequence of something he had heard, he asked them not to come in, as he did not want a disturbance. In spite of his request, they came in, and he then stopped the tap, and sent for the police. James Jenkins spoke to a man named Seth Jenkins, who was in the taprooih, and a fight ensued between James Jenkins and a man, named Davies. With assistance, he got Johir Jenkins out into the passage, and requested him to leave, but he refused to go and assaulted witness. Sergt, Griffin then arrived on the scene, and put the defendant out. James Jenkins after- wards went out quietly. Articles were dam- aged in the taproom to the value of 15s. 6d. By Mr. Thompson Some friends had tried to settle the case, but witness declined to have it settled without seeing the superinten- dent, inspector, and sereeant. Jamd? Jen- kins went out quietly, but he was the cause of the bother. William John, 19 Union-street, Maest-eg. corroborated. Sergt. Griffin said that had he not at- tended, there would have been a serious dis- turbance. The Bench dismissed the case against Jas. Jenkins, without calling upon the defence. John Jenkins said he refused to leave be- cause his brother was fighting in the tap-room and he did not know how many were attack- ing him. A fine of £ 2 was imposed on John Jenkins.
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ASTOUNDING BRIDGEND CASE. GRAVE CHARGE AGAINST AN EX- RATE-COLLECTOR. A sensational case came oefore the Bridg- end magistrates on Saturday. John Lewis was brought up in custody charged with com- mitting an assault on Flossie May Abbott, the daughter of a Bridgend tradesman, on Friday night. Alderman T. J. Hughes Hughes (Messrs. Hughes and Lewis) appeared for the prosecution, and prisoner was unde- fended. The prisoner, a man between 60 and 70 years of age, was formerly a rate-col- lector at Bridgend. and is now caretaker of the Bridgend Market and collector of tolls. He stood in the dock motionless and appar- ently not understanding the proceedings. OPENING STATEMENT. Alderman Hughes said the charge was a very grave one. The alleged assault was com- mitted on Friday evening on a girl of thir- teen, and he asked for a remand after offering such evidence as would justify that course being adopted. The Justices' Clerk: The prisoner has only just been arrested. I think? Alderman Hughes Yes, that is so. and it is advisable that he should be given an op- portunity of coiiisuitiiig a 60lici tor. The Deputy Clerk (to prisoner) Do you know the charge against you. John Lewis? Prisoner, who is deaf, gazed stupidly at the clerk, and Inspector rJenjamin Evans shouted in his ear an explanation of the charge. Prisoner shook his head as though he did not understand. Alderman Hughes: Rubbish! We had some of this a few years ago. I shall call evidence to show that he does know. Inspector Evans then went into the box and said that morning he arrested prisoner, and read to him the warrant. After caution- ing him, he ask^d him if he understood, and Lewis replied, "Yes." He afterwards asked. "Where did you say it was?" Witness ex- plained to him again. and he said nothing more. Alderman Hughes: Have you any reason to think he is bona fide in saying he does not understand the charge? Inspector Evans: He clearly understands it. Alderman Hughes: You believe he is sham- ming? The Inspector Yes. THE GIRL'S STORY. Flossie May Abbott was then called. She said she was thirteen last May. She was the daughter of Mr. Henry Abbott, draper, Bridgend. On Friday about five o'clock she was going through the Brideend Market on her way home through the Rhiw. She had occasion to visit, the ladies' lavatory, on the door of which was affixe-d a notice, "Ladies Only." The defendant, who was market in- spector. followed her and behaved improperly She shouted, "No. I want to go home; open the door." A man named David Williams hammered the door, and Lewis then lit his pipe, opened the door and walked out. Pri- soner had frequently given ner pennies, and had been very friendly with her parents. Prisoner was asked whether he understood the statement, and he made no reply. Alderman Hughes asked that prisoner should be remanded in custodv. If any questions should arise, he could explain why. The Chairman I don't vuink a man like this will run away. Mr. Hughes: Lewis has been committed for trial on a similar charge, and the facts were not disputed. He then escaped pun- ishment on the srround that he was NOT FIT TO PLEAD. and he was ordered to be detained during her late Majesty's pleasure. He was at the asy- lum for months, and I saw him there during that time; but he was allowed to come out again. The Chairman Really. I don't. think he can get away. Mr. Hughes I -have only to say that an effort was made before to screen him from the punishment which he deserved, and I shall see that he will get what he deserves this time if I possibly can. In face of what was said before as to the condition of the man's mind, there is also a further reason that he should not be granted bail so that he might bo examined as to the state of his mind by the prison doctor. He was reman- ded in custody on the last occasion for that reason. The Chairman He will be remanded for a week, and bail will be allowed, himself in £ 100 and two sureties of k50 each.
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MAULED BY A CROCODILE. An accident with performing wild animala much out of the ordinary run of such occur- rences. has. a correspondent says, just taken place in a circus at Brussels, where a man named Pernelet has for some time been giving ex- hibitions with a set of twenty-five performing crocodiles. The other day one of the most powerful of the reptiles caught his left hand in its teeth, and mauled it so badiy that. after making a very determined effort to carry on his performance, he was quite overcome by pain and had-to be removed. Some of the audience fainted on seeing the crocodile attack the keeper.
BREAKDOWN AT SEA. REPAIRS UNDER DIFFICULTIES. Details of the thrilling adventures of the crew of the Stag liner Begonia, owned by Messrs. .Joseph Robinson and Sons. North Shields, have just been received from Captain Goodridge. L)' vessel became totally disabled while in the Indian Ocean through the tail-end of the shaft collapsing and causing the propeller to drop into the sea. The steamer drifted about for 8eV.1 days. entirely out of the track of shipping. No 1 hold was flooded to submerge the forward pfrt of the vessel and raise her stern out of the watjr before the engineers could effect- repairs. A spare new tail-end shaft was fixed, and a new boss was fixed to the shaft, in which holes vere bored to permit the reserve propeller blades be- ing fixed. A staging was suspended over the vessel's stern, upon which the engineers earned out their dangerous work, which occupied ¡¡ev,n days. When the work was completed a sea sttuck the staging upon which the men wera working, and swept two away. but they wera rescued. Numerous sharks were seen about at vessel's stern, upon which the engineers earned out their dangerous work, which occupied sev^n days. When the work was completed a sea sttuck the staging upon which the men were working, and swept two away, but they wera rescued. Numerous sharks were seen about at the time. The Begonia succeeded in reaching Point de
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I FOOTBALL. NOTES AND COMMENTS. TONDU PUPIL TEACHERS A.F.C. The Past v Present match was played last Saturday. The game was not sufficient at- iraclion for the Past boys, who failed t-o find enough players: three substitutes had to be found. The field was in a very bad state, some parts being under water. The game itself was not satisfactory, neither team being able to gain command of the ball owing to the wind and mud. The Present, on the day's form., deserved to win. but showed indifferent form. Both goal-keepers had little to do. H. Roberts (Aber). for the Old Boys, gave many pretty displays of goal-keeping. At full-back both sides played a good ffame. especially Arthur Williams (Exeter), who was continu- ally a safe back for the Old Boys. At half-back there is a great deal of praise to be given. A. Dyer (Bangort played a safe and sure game for the Old Boys. he forwards could not combine, and individual attempts at dribbling were almost a failure. A much better came was expected from the Presem forwards. A. Phrjilps (Bangor), J. Jones and S. Roberts (both of Cardiff) played a good game. Another Past v. Present match has been, arranged for Easter week. when the Present are expected to play up to form. and the Old Boys will have a stronger team. Next Saturday an interesting match is to be played. Gentlemen v. Players. The so- called "Gentlemen" will comprise some of the boys who can play, but who cannot regularly turn out for us. LE SAVANT.
REPORTS OF MATCHES. ABERAVON v. BRIDGEND. At Aberavon on Saturday. The teams were aw follows Aberavon-Back, A. James; threequartera, Will Thomas. Billa Thomas. Tom Thomas (captain), and Cecil Hill half-backs. Bala Thomas and Willie Harris: forwards. Will. Jones, Fred Jenkins, T. Madden. E. Vickery, T. Williams, D. Dennis. Patrick Sullivan, and A. Bevan. Bridgend—Back. Gwilym Hopkin re<x- quartere. T. Matthews (capt.). W. M. Ed- wards. W. J. Rees, and D. Nekrews; half- backs. J. Hopkin and W. Jenkins: forwards. W. Tavlor. T. Griffiths. D. Thomas. G. Guild- ford. G. Parry, C. James. F. Bryant, and A. Richards. Referee. Mr. W. W. James. Levshon kicked off for Aberavon. and VN- M. Edwards replied to the centre. From here Bridgend gained a slifrht advantage, but Aberavon relieved through Billa Thomas. Bridgend pressed for a few minutes, but WitB Harris and Bala Jones made a capital open- ing. and the Reds and BlacKs attacked. Billa. and Will Thomas making repeated efforts to cross From a scrum in the Bridgend quar- ters. W. Harris secured and sent out to BaJa Jones. who got over with a capitalI try which. Tom Thomas failed to convert. On the kick out the homesters again pressed, and inter- passing ended in Will Thorns smartly scoring a trv, which Tom Thomas again failed to majorise. Half-time score J G. T. PTS. Aberavon 0 2 6 Bridgend 0 I t.. r. Tavlor ro-started tor tfriclgena. ana imr visitors immediately pressed. Thomas, of the forwards, almost got over in the corner. Aberavon relieved, and the Bridgend custo- dian, failing to reply, was tackled with the ball. From here Aberavun pressed, and splendid work by Bala Jones. Frank Thomas and Billa Thomas ended in the last named player scoring under the posts. Fralnk Thomas converted. Taylor, of Bridgend. was now compelled to retire owing to an injury to his shoulder. On resuming Aberavon again got away, and Will Thomas scored. No goal resulted. Bridgend were now hopelessly beaten, and Leyshon and Hill scored a try each for Aberavon, Thomas converting the last try. final score — G. T PTS. Aberavon 4 2*2 Aberavon 4 2*2 Bridgend 0 0 0 BRITON FERRY v. MAESTEG. These teams met at Briton Ferry oil Satur- day. The visitors brought a very weak side, Maesteg kicked off against a high wind, and were immediately pressed, having to touch down. George Llewellyn made a bril- liant burst for Briton Ferry, almost getting over, but was laid out winded. Briton Ferry pressed hard. Duckfield made a smart mark but his kick failed to bring relief against the strong wind, while the Ferry half got. the ball cleverly, and dribbled to the mouth of the Maest-eg goal, where Cash LleweUyn picked up and relieved to half-way. Maesteg at- tacked. and JRWlS was held up on the line. Phillips relieved with a iong punt. The Maesteg forwards again took un the running, but punts by White and an excellent dribble by Evans and Williams drove play to the Maesteg line. A brilliant bout of passing by Briton Ferry ended in Merriman crossing the line, but he dropped the ball. which rolled into touch in goal. Half -t irne G. T. PTS. Briton Ferry 0 0 0 Maesteg 0 0 0 m Evans kicked off for Ferry. Maesteg. in the second half, aided bv the wind, pressed, and Hough was dangerous. Saunders re- lieved over the half-way line. and Merriman put the ball into touch on the Maesteg line with a clever screw kick. but the visiting for- wards relieved. From a line-out Merriman stole away and punted, Maesteg touching down. Ferry were now slaving with great dash, forcing Maest-eg to defend all the while. After a bout of parsing by Maesteg, David Davies grounded the ball in the corner, the try not being converted. Ferry got to the goal line, and Wilson scored a try. no goal resulting. Final: G. T. PTS. Maesteg 0 1 3 Briton Ferry 0 1 3 LLANTWIT MAJOR v. PENARTH HARRIERS. Llantwit Major played their return match with the Harriers on the Cliff Fi&lds, Pen- Ic arth. on Saturday. Earlier in the season the v Harriesrs were defeated by the Vale men by 13 points to nil. Teams Penarth Harries: Back, Blackmore; three- quarters, T. Chilcott, F. Best, S. Chick, L. Rooney; half-backs. G. Williams (capt.) and Hewitt; forwards, F. Blackmore, Bartlett, T. Jones. Scriens. S. Marsden, E. Jones. God- frey. and J. Matthews. Llantwit Major: Back. George; threequar- ters. Syd James, J. Roberts, D. Hopkins, and D. Rees- half-backs, H. Williams and J. Hop- kins; forwards. F. Deere (capt.). L. Davies, H. Deere. Kellv, T. Thomas, Harris, 1. Deere and C. Davies. Jack Hopkins getting the ball from Wil- liams scored a lovely try for the visitors, and J¡1.ek Roberts converted. The same player added a second try for Llantwit within ten minutes of the start, Roberta again convert- ing with magnificent kick. H. Deere started I a bout of passing which ended in T. Thomas p scoring. Roberts converted. Soon after halftime was called with the score — G. T. PTS. Llantwit Major 3 0 15 Penarth Harriers 0 0 0 In the second half the Penarth forwards rushed over, Scrinea coring. The kick failed. Final score:- G. T. PTS. Llantwit. Major 3 0 15 Penarth Harriers 0 1 3 GARTH II. v. CWMAVON. In their game with Cwmavon on Saturday last Garth were handicapped by the absence of Idris Daviets. their clever full back. His substitute did not prove himself worthy of a place in the team. Garth 2nds have fairly smart threequarters. The centres, Evan and Dagg. are both individually good. They get through a lot of work, but both are liable to give erratic passes, which spoil their efforts. Both the wings are fast, D. Lloyd especially, and both are tricky and clever. D. E. Davies partnered Dick Evans at half last Saturday, and played a clinking game. The try which he scored was a beauty. The forwards should heel out more quickly. The result was a win for Garth by 8 points to 3.
(Continued from Page 6.) INTOLERABLE INJUSTICE at the hands of the English Government. (A voice: "So they have."} That 8entiment had become so powerful that he would under- take to sav that nine out of every ten Irish- men in Dublin were only too aiixiouc, to see the last link in the chain binding them to England broken. What. would the granting of Home Rule mean to England? It would be tantamount to setting up a hostile nation at our very door, and this would lead to very serious complications in case of a war with any foreign country. The control of Ire- land would be handed over to the Irish National League. The Irish party were not going to support the Liberals on account of the Free Trade policy, because if there was one country which had suffered from Free Trade more than another it was Ireland. Sixty years ago, the population of Ireland was something like 9.000.000, hut it had been reduced to nearly 4,000.000. Sixty years ago (interruption)—there were a large num- ber of fl-ouviwliing factories throughout the length and breadth of the country, but that system of FREE IMPORTS -not Free Trade, as their opponents termed it had proved fatal to the manufacturers who had been compelled to shut down their factories or see them dwindle to the most in- significant proportions. Mr. Tudor Howell had referred to the question of fiscal reform, which would certainly be one of the supreme issues in the forthcoming election. He was one of those who fully believed in the pro- posals put forward by their late Prime Minis- ter that the Government for the time being should be given power to form treaties with foreign countries by which we should be able to send our foodis into their countries on the same terms as they sent their goods into England. (Applause and booing.) There was no question about it that our trade was not in a satisfactory position. We might, be making a great deal of money and exporting a great bulk of manufactured articles, but after all they could not get away from the fact that other countries which had adopted a different system were overtaking us in the commercial race year by year. He went all the way with Mr Balfour, but he was prepared to go still further and support through thick and thin the policy of Mr. Joseph Chamber- lain. (Booing and loud applause.) He be- lieved from the bottom of his heart that it was only through adopting the proposals of MR. CHAMBERLAIN, so clearly enunciated by him—(booing)—that the trade of this country could be placed on a satisfactory basis. ("No, no," and ap- plause.) As an applicant for their suffrages, he appeared before them an unswerving sup- porter of Mr. Chamberlain. The electors of South Glamorgan had a clear issue; it could not be mistaken. In other parts of the coun- try there was some misunderstanding with regard to the candidates. From the first, however, he had agreed with Mr. Chamber- lain. He came to the conclusion when Mr. Chamberlain spoke at Glasgow that if the ex- Colonial Secretary would propagate his pro- posals he would be one of his followers. (Cheers and booing.) He appealed to them not to be deluded by the Liberal's bogey about the price of food and the talk about the big and little loaves. (A voice: "No bogey.") Mr. Chamberlain had distinctly shown That the proposals would not result in an increase in the price of food to a single family in the land, and he agreed with this statement. (Applause.) Their friends told them that the NATIONAL EXPENDITURE had increased!, and accused the late Govern- ment of extravagance. It was true that ten years ago the expenditure of this country was forty-eight millions less than at the pre- sent time. He was one of those who was a party to voting this additional sum. He could not have undertaken a vote of that kind without very serious cansi deration, and he should certainly not have voted for it had he not been firmly convinced that the expen- diture was justified. Their friends always told them that when they came into office they would decreaee the national expendi- ture, but while they made this statement, they never pave any particular heading on which the reduction should be made. In conclusion, Colonel Wyndham-Quin thanked the audience for the courteous hearing they had given him, and asked them to weigh fully between now and the day of the election the various points which had been brought for- ward both by himself and his opponent. He resumed his seat, amidst loud and prolonged cheering and some booing. lVffi. ALBERT LEWIS. The next speaker was Mr. Albert Lewis, a miner, of Merthyr Vale. He addressed the audience as "Ladies and fellow-workingmen" -a remark which brought forth loud howls from the rear of the hall. During his speech the pent-up feeling of the opposition element seemed to get the better of them, and there "was continual interruption, his remarks at times, in spite of a high-pitched, far-reaching voice, being inaudible. He said they had heard a great many arguments about taxation without any representation, and the alleged unfairness of Nonconformists paying to Church Schools. He should like to refer to the unfairness which compelled Conserva- tive miners to contribute to the election ex- penses of their political opponents. He would ask any fair-thinking man in that room whether it was right and just that he, as a supporter of Colonel Wyndham-Quin should be called upon to pay THE PARLIAMENTARY LEVY of the Miners' Federation, and thus contri- bute to the election expenses of Mr. Brace. (Interruption.) He thought that every man should be allowed to have his own political opinion and to express that opinion freely and! straightforwardly. But no man should be compelled to support a principle which he did not believe in. (Applause and derisive cheers.) He should like to ask some of his friends at the back of the room how they would like to pay for a Conservative can- didate. ( Loud applause and hooting.) The Parliamentary levy went to pay the expenses of men who styled themselves Labour. Well, if it was purely and simply Labour he would be one of them. (Applause and booing.) But they were going about in sheep's cloth- ing. (Interruption.) They were booing; he appealed to them as workingmen to hear what he had got to say, but his argument touched them to the core and they did not want to hear it. ( Loud applause and more hooting.) They were told that the Labour party were the best friends of the working- men. (Opposition cheers.) He would give them one little instance of what THE LABOUR PARTY did in the House of Commons. There were thousands of workingmen walking the streets to-day for want of employment; many of them were thrown out of work by foreign competitors. The Unionist Government brought in a measure, the Aliens' Act—(ap- plause and booing)—to stop these foreign aliens being dumped down in this country and eating the very bread and cheese out of their children's mouths. (Applause and interrup- tion.) When this Bill came on for reading, who Allowed Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman into ,he lobby? Why the Labour men—that was their true friends. (Interruption.) He paid the Parliamentary levy under protest, and he had been told that if he found it necessary to come on the Federation funds he would not be supported. (Cries of "Shame," "Traitor," "Blackleg," etc.) That was why he was at that meeting supporting the can- didature of Colonel Wvndham-Quin. Why did not Mr. Brace fight East Glamorgan, which was a miners' constituency? He had only come to South Glamorgan because it was represented by a Unionist. He (the speaker) was told that there was not a quarter of the (electorate of South Glamorgan who were miners. He could not see for the life of him how workingmen could expect to get any- thing from the Radicals. (Interruption.) They had never had anything yet. (A voice: "What did the unemployed get from Bal- four?") They might take it that no measure had been passed for the benefit of the workers which equalled the COMPENSATION ACT. (Loud applause and booing.) If that had been in the hands of the .Liberal party, -;t would never have been on the Statute Book. It had given bread to many thousands since it came into force, and he thought they ought to go to the poll and vote for the Government which passed it. (Cheers.) The two burn- ing questions which faced them were tariff reform and Home Rule. The Radicals told the miners that they would get nothing from tariff reform, but he contended that they would get as much in the mining districts as elsewhere.. It was all very well to say tin! there was no coal dumped down pn these shores of Great Britain, but coal wa.s required for manufacturing purposes, and if they could increase their output of manufactured articles, then there would be a greater de- mand for coal. One million tons of steel were imported into this country per annum. It took two tons of coal to turn out one ton of pig iron, and three tone to turn out one ton of steel. Did anyone think that if all the steel and pig iron used in this country were manufactured here, the output of coal would not be increased? (Loud applause.) The Chairman remarked that it was quite evident that their Radical friends did not like to hear a workingman speak straight. (Hear, hear,) VOTE OF CONFIDENCE. Mr. Oliver Sheppard proposed a resolution expressing unabated confidence in Colonel Wyndham-Quin. (Cheers and counter cheers.) Referring to the subject of tariff reform, he said he could speak as a business man of the town. The firm with which he was connected manufactured a certain class of machinery, and were seriously handicapped on account of foreism tariffs. Foreign firms could compete with him in the home market, whilst if he wanted to send machinery abroad he was barred by foreign tariffs. Was that fair? ("No.") If he wanted to send machinery to France for instance, 7s. had to be paid in tariff for each pound's worth sent out. If it were not for this duty they would get a good deal more work. and instead of paying £ 5,000 a year in wages, his firm might be able to pay double, and there was no bet- ter method of distributing money than in the form of wages. (Hear, hear.) He should like to refer also to COLONIAL PREFI^lENCE. About two or three years ago, he was able to send a small engine to Canada. He had to fill in a form stating that the engine was en- tirely of British material and manufacture, and in consequence of this a large rebate was allowed on the ordinary tariff. (Loud ap- plause.) During the last month he had been able to get, another order for a machine for Canada, and it would be an advantage to Bridgend if he could get more orders. (Loud applause.) Colonel Turbervill seconded the resolution. One reason, he said, which gave him great pleasure to second the resolution was the straightforward and plain way in which Col. Wyndham-Quin expressed his views. Whether they agreed with Colonel Wynd- ham-Quin or not, they could not say he was trying to humbug them. He sooke out like a soldier and a gentleman. (Anplause.) The resolution was then put to the meet- ing, and carried by a large majority. Colonel Wyndham-Quin proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding. This was seconded by Mr. R. C. Griffiths. The audience at this point became EXTREMELY ROWDY, and commenced singing. When order had been restored somewhat Mr. Griffiths said he was sorry that for the first time in the hiatory of politics in Bridg- end, there had been such an unseemly dis- turbance. They were sadly degenerating to- wards Derby, but if that was the condition of things they were to be met with in South Glamorgan, then they could play the same game. At the next meeting he should ask that only electors attend. They wanted electors to whatever party they belonged, but they did not want political iiooligans goading on boys in the gallery. Neither did they want men who aspired to be Labour candi- dates, interrupting their meetings like one man was doing earlier in the even- ing. He (the speaker) represented the larg- est workingmen's constituency on the U.D. Council, and he hoped it would not be said that a workingman of Bridgend did not know how to conduct himself in a meeting. (AD- plause and hooting.) The motion was carried. A number of questions were handed up. One or two people at the end of the room asked to be allowed to put verbal questions, but the Chairman ruled them out of order. Colonel Wyndham-Quin's answered the ques- tions-a long list—seriatim amidst a con- tinual uproar at the lower end of the room. The meeting broke up with cheers for Col. Wyndham-Quin and counter-cheers for Mr. Brace.