Employer: "Thomas, I wish you wouldn't whistle at your work." Office Boy: "I ain't working, sir; I'm only just whistling." Bumshus: My dear sir. I was wedded to truth and honesty as a boy, and-" Rudely (interrupt- ing): "What a young widower you must have been Yes, our poker club is broken up." How did that happen: My wire got to inviting the minister to call whenever we played at our house." Langham: "Yes; the poor fellow had three doctors attending before he died." Kahn: Well, can't they find out which one was to blame? Patience: "What reason had she for marry- ing him?" Patrice: "Why, he had money." Patience: "That is not a reason; that's an excuse. Stern Parent: "Now, Georgie, I'd like to put in a whole day without once scolding or punishing you." Georgie: ""Weil, you have mv consant"
CYMANFA GANU NADOLIG MAESTEG. Ardderchog olygfa gwel'd tyrfa ynghyd, 0 ieunctyd yn moli Iachawdwr y byd, Ar ddydd y Nadolig—dydd cofio ein Brawd, Yn m'jre^eb'r anifail a'i eni yn d'lawd Cydgananc yn beraidd wrth weled y 'Gair,' Yn blentyn ar arffed y f wyn Forwyn Fair,' Yr Undod yn Drindod a'r Trindod yn un, Newn gwisg o gnawd peiffaith y Duwdodyn ddyn. Cydfioeddiant Hosanna,' ac uchel bo clod, Yr hwn syad yn dyfod a'r Saion i fod, Yn frenin tragwyddol—' mab Dyfydd' yw Ef, Y Hew o llwyth Juda :—etifedd y nef Duw cadarn rhyfeddol—pwy'n deilwng fel hwn, 0 fawl a chlodforedd trigolion byd crwn, 'Y plentyn a anwyd, y bachgen a roed,' I ni cya sylfeini y cread erioed. Tra y 3y-zyb' a,wy" a phur Yn alltud yn Mhatmo-- fe elodd' glir, w Rhyw lyfr a gelwyd a'i seliau yn saibh, Heb neb yn y ddaear na'r nefoedd ychwaith, Yn deilwng i'w dattod er edrych i fyw Cynwysiad y llyfr 'grifenwyd gan Dduw, Ac yna fel wylodd yn dost am nad oedd Neb beilwng i'w agor a'i ddarllen ar g'oedd. n A thra oedd y dvsgybl anwyl, Yn wylo am nad oedd i'w gael, Neb teilwng—er chwilio a dyegwyl, A ddettyd y seliau'n ddiffael; Rhyw un o henuriaid y nefoedd, A dd'wedodd-' Nac wy1a,' fe gaed Y Llew o lwvth Juda i'w dattod, Fc'n prynodd ni'n rhyddion a'i waed. A loan a welodd 'r henuriaid. i law Yn syrthio yn wyl,-idi r. Ger bron yr un teilwng i agor, Y Llyfr ryfeddol a mawr A theilwng 'r wyt ti'r hwn a pryaaist,' A seiniant yn uchel eu can. Can's ti yw yr hwn a'n achubaist, Trwy 'n golchi cyn wyned a'r gwlan. A'r holl o llu nefol a glywwyd, Gan loan yn seinio ar gan, Mae teilwng yw yr Oen a laddwyd, I'w fjli gan bawb heb wahan A'r adsain sydd wedi ehedeg, Drwy r oesau hyd yma i ganu ar adeg Nadolig, yn ngenau tort fawr. Cydunant mewn mawl a chlodforedd, A gwaedd yn uehel eu Ilef Y galli, y nerth, a'r anrbydedd, Fo i'r Hwn sydd ar oreedd y nef Hymnau a thonau gyeegrvryd, I'w canu er moli mewn hoen Ddar^anwyd mewn teimlad gynyrchwyd, Ni gredwn gan ysbryd yr Oen. IOAN LLYFN-WY.
LLINELLAU Ar briola.s Mr. John* Davies, Maesteg, a Mies ESTHER ROGERS, Tondu, benaith daear iddynt hwy, a bendith well y nefoedd wen Boed iddvnt fronau gl^n Hi pdwy, A choron rhinvvedd ar eu pen. Boer) gwynfyd haw.idfyd o hyd, I luan a'i Esther anwylyi Duw her rbay blinder y b,, d, A'u gwared hyd eu gweryd. -.0
DYCHY MYG. Mae gwrthddrvch yn fy meddiant, Daeth yma o Gwmparc, A'r eawl a vnaiff ei enw. Bydd wedi eythaedd mar]; Ei wisg -y'n oyn am dano— A gwelaie yn y Fio, Ac ar y mô a'i mynydd, A lawr yn mwli y ylo. Fe wertbir hwn rhai droion, Yn ddigon hir ei drwyn, A gwelais rhai fel arall, Cyn yma yn y Llwyn Pa fwyaf fydd ei weitbio, Ei gorph ey'n mynd yn Uai, A'i wi;ig a wneir yn fyrach, Yn wir, gan ainbell ihai. Ei wisg ey'n nawr yn farw, Ond tyfodd yn yr allt, Does iddo ddant na chlustiau, Na phen ac arno walls Gwelais, pan yn hogyn, Fod hwn yn German make, Ac iddo gael ei brynu, Gan rhai oedd irldt mcalt. 'Rwy'n galw Iorwerth Hirgoed, Allwydfab gyda'r llu, A'r beirdd o Aberkenfig, I enwi hwn i mi; I'll give you time with pleasure, To search and tell me true, I think 'tis with all nations, And sold by Joe the Jew. Maesteg. WIL O'R LLWYK. ETO. Mewn ddrych ceir gwrthddrych bynod-a synwyr Bur sylwedd myfyrdod Rho syniad rbag naws annghlad, Dim ar wall yn gall eu giod. Full Moon Fach, Maeeceg. Ap Ifan.
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MAESTEG DISTRICT fiOifflCIL. NORTH'S WORKMEN AND THE TOWN- HALL. PROTECTION OF WATER AREAS. There were present at the fortnightly meet- ing of rhe Maesteg District Council on Tues- day, Messrs. J. P. Gibbon, J.P. (in the chair), Thomas Pees (Garnlwyd). T. E. Hopkins. W. Bevan, J. H. Thomas. J.P.. John Howdb. W. Job, J. Eev-.J. =-,h:u;,(e: J. Roderick, with the clerk (Mr. R. Scale), and the sur- veyor and inspector (Mr. Joseph Humphreys). ALLEGED DAMAGE. Mr. O. J. Owen, of Garth-road, wrote call- is :Iig attention to, the. damage caused to h* property at 98 and' 99 Garth-road by the water overflowing from the road on account of improper drain arrangements. He had been repeatedly troubled by this overflow since 1895, and would now claim £10 in re- spect of the damage. Mr. John Howells said there was no doubt a faulty arrangement at this portion of Garth Road for carrying away the surface water, and the Council should take steps to effect a remedy. On the suggestion of the Chairman, the matter was referred to the surveyor for re- port NEW ASSESSMENT. Messrs. Eve and Sons, valuers, wrote that they had been instructed by the Glamorgan County Rate Committee- to value numerous properties irt the district, including the CounciUs waterworks. They asked permis- sion to inspect the accounts and visit the waterworks.. The Clerk: It is evidently with a view to re-assessing the works. The Clerk was directed to reply that it was useless valuing the waterworks, as the Coun- cil's loss was at least- 50 per cent. on the out- lay. THE TOWN HALL. A letter was read frcm Mr. John Thomas. of the Maesteg Deep Lodge, requesting on behalf of the workmen of the district, that the Council should remit the charge for the use of the hall on the occasion of a recent lecture, as it was in aid of the workmen a f-LLiid. R,el:ylying to the Cl-lairmaii, the Clerk said £ 1 Is. had oeen charged. The Chairman said there was a charge for admission to th-o I-ecture. Mr W. Bevan: But the proceeds ivere for the men's fui-id. The Clerk: The custom has been to charge for the hall when there is a charge for aæ- mission.. Mr. T. Lewis said the CouncÜ alwaY6 granted the uoo fjf the hall in such cases, and he moved that the request be acüeded to. .Mr. 'V. Bevan seconded. ).11'. J. Edmunds: If it is in .connecho wÜh charity of any kind we mIght remIt the charO'e. Th Chairman: The proceeds were to pay some fines which were inflicted on the men at the Bridgend police-court. ír. Job: Did the lectu'e bnng sufficIent to pay the fines, or was. it a loos.. Mr. LewÍi3: I believe It was a faIlure, and: no profit was made.. d Mr. '1'hom38 said the Cfjuncll had ma e 6;'1 exception in the case of a conoort oD; behaî! of an injured woran or some ch.anty. L was a different thmg, however, here any combination of people 'held a meehng. for the purpolSe of making profit, and: unletiS It could be shown that the event entailed a great l the Council never granted a rebate. ThB rule had been abolíshed, and the CouncIl 6hould ",tick to the uniform charge agreed 1 upon.. M.r. Howells was 111 fa-vour of defernn the question f?r a fÜ'rtnght in order that Ifor- mation nllght be laId betore the Concll as to 'whether t'he lecture was a fina,nclal 6UC- cess. If a profit was mad:e the hall should be paid for. He moved as an amendn-joiit the adjournment of the discussion. Mr. J. H. Thomas seconded. It required a good dleal of courage to stick to a rule in regard to the loan of the Town-hall. He was getting disgusted as to the way in which these applications from time to time were being treated. The hall had recently been lent to a committee which was arranging the testimonial t-o Mr. Da vies, their late chair- man, and surely they could not have a better reason for lending it than they had on that- occasion. The Council should, without fear or favour, adhere to their resolutions. It seemed to him that every member supported the thing he was interested in. They must have a little more courage, though it was an unpleasant thing to have to refuse such appli- cations. Mr. W. Bevan: There are many things as worthy as the promotion of a testimonial to our late chairman. Mr. Thomas: I don't deny that. Mr. Hopkins supported the motion of Mr. Lewis because the object of the lecture was to provide additional funds for the workmen, who had been fined at Bridgend for neglect- ing their work. No doubt the lecture was not in accordance with the views ot the Coun- cil. but having regard to the object of it, they should give the hall free of charge. They must remember that most of the cost of erecting the hall had been defrayed by the workmen of the valley. Mr. Thomas: No, no. Mr. Hopkins: Yes, certainly. The work- men at North's had to pay their quota. There are some of them here. Mr. EdmUndis supported the resolution. The workmen should be considered in such matters. Mr. Howells: It all dettends whether a profit was made or not. Various denomina- tions and societies have had the use of the hall free in some cases. Mr. Thomas said he agreed with Mr. Howells. As to Mr. Hopkins's statements, he reminded the Council that the total amount subscribed by the works in the dis- ,,r,ear, the cost o& the hall triet ivis t300, whc was £ 4.000. Mr. Hopkins: That included the Market- place. Mr. Thomas: No. no. Mr. Ed'mundis: The amount was £ 380. The Chairman: Well, we won't quarrel over RSO. Mr. Thomas: The men of only one works subscribed. The amendment was defeated, Messrs. Howells, Thomas, Job, and T. Rees (Garn- lwyd) voting in favour of it. THE UNEMPLOYED. The Tottenham Council wrote requesting the Council to support a petition to Parlia- ment that. the unemployed problem be dealt with on national lines by the undertaking of works of national necessity, such as re-affores- tation, reclamation of foreshores and waste land, and the institution of farm colonies. Mr. Thomas moved that the letter lie on the table, and Mr. Hopkins seconded. Mr. Edmunds moved that the request be acceded to. believing that the quest-ion was increasing in seriousness every year. Mr. T. Lewis seconded. Mr. Thomas: It won't matter what we do. Europe is not watching us. (Laughter.) The amendment was carried. WATER BILL. A letter was read from Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the Glamorgan Couity 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. Mr. Job -ave a report of the confidence, and explained the utility of the proposed Bill which would protect the Welsh water areas. Mr. Howells said the Bill would be. of value to any Council whose district was anywhere near the coal measures. A resolution was passed in favour of the Bill. DIVERSION. The Surveyor reported that at the Quarter Sessions at, Cardiff the application of the Council for the diversion of Tonna-road at Ty Derwen and of the footpath from Tonna- road to Toncoed-road was granted.
King Edward, who appeared to be m excellent health, left St. Pancras on Saturday by special train for Sandringham, where he will remain until January 22nd. Reuter's Agency is informed that the loss caused to the Royal Niger Company by the sack- ing and destruction of the Abinsi factory by the insurgent Munchis. in Northern Nigeria, is £ 3,000.
;J MID-GLAMORGAN. ♦ MR. S. T. EVANS RETURNED UNOPPOSED. Mr. W. H. David, deputy-returning officer for the Parliamentary Division of Mid-Gla- morgan. sat at the Town-hall, Neath, on Sat- urday to receive nominations. The only can- didate nominated was Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C. (Liberal), the retiring member, who was_ re- turned unopposed. There were nine nomina- tion papers, the proposers hailing from Re- snlven. Briton Ferry, Pc-ntycynnn<?r, Mae.9- tc-g. Ogmore Vale. T-cndu. Ah-srkenfii. Nanty- moel, and Skewen. At the last election, in 1900. Mr. Evans had a majority of -4.7S3 over Mr. H. Phillips, his Co-nse w a t i ve op po n e nt. Mr. S. T. Evans is the son of the late Mr. John Evans, of Skewen. He served his articles with Mr. Martin Scale, solicitor, Neath. and practised as a solicitor in that town. He was afterwards called to the Bar, and took "silk" in 1901.
MAESTEG GROUP OF SCHOOLS. There were present at the usual meeting of the managers of the Maesteg Group of Schools Mr. John Howells (in the chair). Mrs. J. Jones, Messrs. Evan Williams, Thomas Morgan, J. Roderick, and T. Rees (High- street), with the clerk (Mr. R. Scale). Mr. D. Maddock Lloyd, of Garth Mixed School, wrote asking that as he had recently sat for the King's Scholarship Examination he should be recognised as a supplementary teacher.—The clerk was directed to write Dr. James, chief education official, recommending that the request be acceded to. A letter was read from Miss Z. Williams resigning her appointment as supplementary teacher at the Blaenllvnfi Infants' School. Mr. W m. Glover, headmaster of the Higher Standards School, reported that, out of the 20 pupils who presented themselves at the recent proficiency examination, 19 were suc- cessful. The primary inspector's report on the ac- commodation at the Nantyffyllon School was considered, and the clerk was instructed to write Mr. T. Mansel Franklen, clerk to the County Council, suggesting that a separate Girls' School should be erected at Nanty- ffyllon. "Mr. Nash, the architect, informed the man- agers that the Education Committee had de- cided to lay tar paving at the Blaenllynfi Boys' School playground. The matter of im- proving the approach road to the Caerau In- fants' School was receiving attention. A letter was read from the Chief Education Official stating that Mr. Charles W. Samuel, whose appointment at the Plasnewvdd Boys' School had been confirmed- by the managers, would commence duties immediately. The salary was £ 90 per annum. Dr. James communicated the following re- solution. which the Education Committee had passed with regard to partial exemption cer- tificates: -"That these certificates shall be granted only in cases where the children are beneficially employed in accordance with the Factory and Workshops Act." Miss Whitcombe's appointment as supple- mentary teacher at the Nantyffyllon Infants' School was confirmed. Dr. James wrote that the Education Com- mittee did not consider the appointment of an uncertificated assistant at the Plasnewvdd Infants' School, in place of Miss Elizabeth Davies. at. all necessary. It was stated that the Education Commit- tee were about to appoint a certificated mis- tress for the Maesteg-Merthyr School, the salary being fixed at £ 70 per annum. < A letter was read from Miss Vaughan. headmistress of the Garth Infants' School. with regard to staffing. The Clerk was directed to write the chief education official recommending that an additional teacher be appointed. A letter from the headmaster of the Maes- teg-Merthyr School as to staffing. was re- ferred to the chief education official. The consideration of an aoiilication from Miss L. Harding that she should be trans- ferred from the Caerau Infants' School to Plasnewydd Infants' School was deferred. It was stated that there was a vacancy at the latter school. It was decided to recommend the appoint- ment of a permanent assistant (Art. 50) for the Nantyffyllon Infants' School. The Clerk was directed to write the Rev. W. Saunders, C.C., of Pontycymmer, re- questing him to move at the meeting of the Education Committee that a deputation be received by the committee from the managers of the Maesteg Group of Schools in reference to the proposed Intermediate School for Maesteg. The Clerk was also instructed to write Dr. James as to the meetings of School Football Leagues being held on licensed premises, and suggesting that some communication be &ent to head teachers to discontinue this practice so far as possible.
Weather and the Crops. The attendance was small to-day, and even among those present there was much more disposition to talk politics than to do busi- ness. English wheat made full prices, and the condition, despite recent rains, was fair. Foreign wheat was weaker for Manitoba and Russian. al: cl firmer for Indian and Austra- lian. Pi ices quoted were the same as last week. Maize was in improved request and the currencieM cf Friday barely favoured sellers of fading kinds, both home grown and imported. There was little doing in 4481b. sor:s, but prices, if anything, favoured the latter. Oats were weak for American, but firm for both English and Russian. Beans and peas were rather dealer to buy. Oil- cakes were again dearer. There are no changes in the aspect of the wheat fields, which would rain by colder air. but need cer- tain amount cf moisture. If weather be- -y, t' Co-nl4&S frc, fv fo, r,igt of J.9,)uai ii?e fai will have little to grumble at. Markets during the last week have been ill attended, and so long as the election fever rages there is not likely to be much trade passing. The market to-day closed decidedly firmer for deeding stuffs, but in wheat there was not much change.—From Monday's "Mark-lane Express."
ABERGWYNFI & DISTRICT. Paternity Action.—At Aberavon County Police-court on Monday, a smart young single woman, named Elizabeth Jenkins, of 2 Mar- gam-street, Cymmer, summoned William James, collier, late of Cymrner, and now of 3 Park-place, Gilfach, near Bargoed, to show cause, etc. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas (Aber- avon), who appeared for the complainant, said that the defendant would not appear. but had written admittng the paternity. The parties had known each other for three years, and defendant had promised marriage. A baby boy was born on December 12th. Mr. Thomas read letters from defendant, which admitted' the paternity. In the first. he said —"The only thing that troubled me was your threat to do away with yourself. I am glad you thought twice over it." Defendant further wrote in evidently a humorous vein -"Thank you for the valentine (meaning the summons). (Laughter.) I did not expect to get it so soon." Applicant and Rebecca Jenkins gave satisfactory evidence of court- ship. The Magistrates made an order of 3s. 6d. per week for fourteen years, with costs and advocate's fee.
ABERAVON & PORT TALBOT Will.—-Mr. Hugh Thomas, of Oakwood Par- sonage, Port Talbot, late of Oilwen. Pembrey. Carmarthen, who died on October 7th last, left estate of the gross value of £ 2.634 19s.. and probate of his will has been granted to the Rev. Hugh Thomas, of Oakwood Parson- age, and Mr. William Roger Thomas, of Laburnham Fach, Kidwelly. Carmarthen, farmer, the sons of the testator. Church Scene.—A remarkable incident took place in St. Mary's Church. Aberavon. on Sunday night. The vicar (the, Rev. D. H. Griffiths) was delivering his sermon, when a commotion was apparent in one of the pews, and it was seen that Mrs. Robinson, the wife of Mr. George Robinson, butcher, had been seized with serious illness. Blood rushed C(ID-lou,i?ly from her mouth, and her daughter, i,% Beatrice Robiiiso h he r' -n, who was wit was Seized with hysteria. There was great excitement among the congregation, and the service was abruptly closed'. Drs. Marshall, Williams, and Roberts were immediately summoned, and both ladies were removed to their home, where it was found that Mrs. Robinson was suffering from hemorrhage of the lungs.
POINTS FROM PLATFORMS. A "SWEEPING VERDICT." Sir H. Campbell- Bannerman, speaking in Glasgow on Monday night, said the conflict had begun, and he hoped the right side would win. Not one single Liberal seat had been lost, and not even one was in danger. Manchester, where the greatest triumphs had been secured, was surely an Imperial city; there was no "Little Englandism there. This sweeping verdict was given against the feeble policy of retaliation. But it was not merely the mishandling of our national affairs that had stirred the people, but the degradation wrought by the late Government Oil the national life. MR. BALFOUR ON HIS DEFEAT. Mr. Balfour, addressing a Unionist meeting at Nottingham on Monday night, said the defeat at East Manchester was not the kind of defeat with which he felt primarily concerned. What con- cerned him was not his own individual fate in a single constituency, but the fortunes of their great party. If that party were defeated then, indeed, he thought, difficult times would be before them, but not such as would be beyond their courage and skill to surmount. He had not come there in any desponding spirit; he was not given, in any circumstances, to despair. Mr. Balfour proceeded to ask what was to be the policy of the new Government, and pointed to the widely divergent opinions held by its members. "TOO CLEVER BY HALF." Mr. Asquith. spqak'ng cii Dif-ht I at Oakham, said Mr. Balfour had been applauded by the London Tory Press for his Napoleonic strategy, but this had led him, not to an Aus- terlitz, but to a Moscow. He had been too clever by half. Mr. Chamberlain was frank, but he had been overwhelmed by the logic of facts. GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? Mr. John Morley. addressing a great meeting at Edinburgh on Monday night, exhorted the electors t-o give a verdict of guilty or not guilty against the late Government, and not the Scotch verdict of not proven." The huge majorities in Lancashire and at Bradford, Plymouth, and other places did not, he asserted, come from it. but from n-iere party sp,,ri ciceper causes. "SCOURGED OUT. Mr. Winston Churchill, speaking on Monday at Cardiff, remarked that the Protectionists had been scourged out of Manchester, and severely condemned the policy -and administration of the late Government. PREMIER AND SOCIAL REFORM. Speaking at Stirling on Tuesday night, Sir H. Campbell Bannerman said his Government would press forward measures of social reforms, and hoped that in a few years the condition of the country would shew a great difference as compared with the present day. The late Go- vernment should have resigned long before they did, and they would then have done better in the elections. He expected the large shipping centres and the counties to vote the same way as the industrial constituencies had already polled. THE LESSON OF THE DEFEATS. Mr. Chamberlain, speaking at Nuneaton on Tuesday night, said he hoped Warwickshire would not be so ungrateful as Manchester, which was a most fickle city, and to which in future no statesman need apply. He would minimise their defeat, for the Unionists, he declared, would carry with them half the votes of the electorate. The* lesson of the defeats was to nerve them for further exertion and prevent their opponents doing too much mischief. No tide flowed so high that it was not followed by an ebb. "C.-B." AND "OLD LIBERAL PRINCIPLES." Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman, speaking at Cul- ross, said it was the greatest possible nonsense for Unionists to suppose that no alternative Government to theirs could be formed. He had had no hestitation in accepting the task, know- ing that he could surround himself with capable men. The Government would set themselves to apply the old Liberal principles to legislation and administration. Addressing a meeting later is c at Inverkeithing. the Prhne Minister was closely questioned on the Irish question, and said the proper solution was to let the Irish people settle for themselves things not concerning England and Scotland. DRAWING BILLS ON THE GOVERNMENT. Mr. Chamberlain, addressing a mass meeting of Unionists at Wolverhampton, said the elec- tion was not being fought as he would have wished it to be—namely, on Tariff Reform- but on an appeal to every section of the Radical party. There was an endeavour to make every section believe that they were the section whom the Government was going to benefit. They were all drawing bills on the Government, but the bills were not to be payable until after the General Election. Under these circumstances he, at any rate, was not going to accept the result of the election as absolutely final. CONCILIATING IRELAND. Mr. Bryce, addressing a meeting at Aberdeen, said the administration of Ireland ought to be conciliatory. The administrative system should b'\ simplified and reorganised, and economies effected in expenditure, the money saved being devoted to Irish objects. UTTERLY IMPOSSIBLE." Sir H. Fowler, speaking at Wolverhampton, srud it would be fraud, broach of faith, dishonest, and utterly impossible on the part of the present Government, if they obtained a majority at the elections under the prot- xi of Free Trade, to use that majority for the purpose of introducing a measure of Home Rule for Ireland. THE MAINSTAY OF DIPLOMACY. Mr. Haldane, speaking at Berwick, said there might come a time-he hoped there would- when nations would awaken to the folly of keep- ing up those large armaments and spending money that might be devoted to the solution of social problems. In the meantime the Foreign Office could not exercise its true diplomacy un- less it had at its back sufficient reserve and strength to make the nation respected. MR. ASQUITH AND THE COAL TAX. Replying to a deputation of Fife miners, Mr. Asquith said the Coal Tax was a vicious one, and though he did net see his way to arrange for its repeal immediately it would be the first tax to be abolished whenever he could see hia way to reduce taxation. FREE TRADE OR PROTECTION? Mr. Asquith, speaking at Leuchars. East Fife, insisted that Free Trade or Protection was the issue now before the electorate. He did not care whether- Mr. Chamberlain would regard the answer as decisive; if it was only sufficiently de- cisive it would, at any rate, save us for another five years from the danger of a return to Pro- tection. MR. BURNS ON BAD TRADE. Speaking at Battersea on Saturday night, Mr. J. Burns attributed the cause of bad trade solely to the blunders and mistakes of the late Govern- ment. The only way to improve trade in this country was to cease spending money on the Navy and Army and mad-brained expeditions after the Mad Mullah. He would always be an advocate of peace and international arbitration. WHAT MR. REDMOND ANTICIPATES. In returning thanks on Saturday evening for his unopposed return for Waterford City. Mr. John Redmond said that they had in office at present a Government which was friendly to Ireland-at any rate, so far as sympathy and professions went-and it would be his duty and \"hat of his colleagues to see that the benefit Ireland derived from the new Government was not confined to sympathy and goodwill, but that the sympathy and goodwill should be tran- slated into action. For his part, he felt con- fident that the next few years would see the achievement of many benefits for Ireland, for its freedom, its material advancement, and for the happiness and well-being of its people.
DEATH OF A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE, The death is announced in New York, of pneu- monia, of Mr. Marshall Field. the multi- mill*ona're. '-Nlr. Ilic-ld was born a Ilv?' 's t Co a? (.Alas .) ?in 183?, and was brought up on a farm He worked as clerk in a dry goods business at Pittsfield (Mass.) until he went into the employ of another similar firm at Chicago, becoming a junior partner in the same in 1860. In 1865 he became senior partner in the house, which be- came Field. Palmer and Leiter. The two elder partners subsequently retired, and :311". Field be- came head of Marshall Field and Co.. who are reputed to have the largest wholesale and retail dry goods business in the world. Mr. Field made several munificent gifts for educational purposes. His fortune is variously estimated t< horn lOO.OOO.OOOdoI. to 200.000.000dol.
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CAMPAIGN INCIDENTS AND HUMOURS OF THE FRAY, Where's your pigtail?" was the salute which greeted every chauffeur in the Unionist service as he brought electors to the poll at Walworth. A gentleman who went from London to Brad- ford to record his vote found on his arrival that by some mistake his name had been omitted (rl from the re.?ter. Air. Morgan Richardson, Unionist candidate for Cardiganshire, had a narrow escape of having hi-. nomination invalidated. On Satiirdav be vms visitint- laces. and fourcf that, he some cou-itry p could not reach Aberayron in time. A telegram was sent to Mr. B. C. Jones, asking him to fill in the nomination paper and pay £ j00, which he did within fifteen minutes, just before two o'clock. At Scarborough, Mr. Rea. Liberal candidate, was asked: "If elected, will you vote for the compulsory cremation of tariff reformers?" A "heckler" asked Lieutenant Shackleton at Dundee if he approved of Poles being allowed to work in mines. Lieutenant Shackleton replied that he would shift every Pole. (A Voice: "The North Pole?") Mr .John Morley remembers the speech of his native country. To Mr. Maddison, at Burnley, he wrote: "If my Lancashire fellow-countrymen want a man who deserves to be called jannock, in you they find one." Mr. Haworth, Liberal candidate for South Manchester, was being heckled by a voter, but was saved the necessity of retort by a voice it the back of the hall: "Don't hit him, sir—teii his mother!" "More need to pay 'is rent than to trouble about votin' rionsen5ze fcreaincd an irate 1 Islington landlady when asked the political opinions of a lodger. Among the latest modes in fashion are the Preference toque. the Free Food bedroom slippers. the Devolution parasol. and the Heckler's stout, wear-resisting frieze overcoat. A canvasser at Worcester asked an old worn a a to what party her husband belonged—Unionist or Liberal. She replied: "Well. sir. I couldn't rightly say, but we both of us goes to chapel." Mr. J. G. Henderson asked if Mr. Dewar would be in favour of an extension of the --liens Act to include Irishmen. Mr. Dewar said he would not; he liked to see Irrshmen, who were good workers. Two questions which remained unanswered and caused a Glasgow candidate to join in the laughter were: "Will he see that the tails of cows are not cut off in the event of Ireland not getting Home Rule?" "If returned, will you send Mr. Chamberlain for two years to St. Helena? Sir Ernest Flower's chairman at Allerton said he knew there were hooligans present. At once a number of shouts went up. "We object to be called hooligans," and for ten minutes "nothing was heard but noise." For calling a Conservative candidate an earnest man with a typical Jewish face." a Hull newspaper has been accused of painful per sonalities and profanity." One of the questions in writing handed up al the close of the speaking at a meeting in Glas- gow was: "Has Mr. Barnes any objection to a black hen laying a white egg on a Sunday?" Every effort a,t Derby was made to bring up the last possible voter, and so keen were thE workers that before two o'clock quite half of the electors in some wards had exercised the fran- chise; in fact, it has transpired that several dead men have actually been polled. Mr. R. K. Causton, Liberal candidate foi Southwark, made the announcement that the coming election is as unexpected as it is un- explained." Are you in favour of donkey-carts being used on election day?" was a question asked Mr Clynes in North-East Lancashire. During Mr. Murray Macdonald's meeting in Hamilton there was some good-humoured in- terruption. "What." thundered one of Mr. Macdonald's supporters. is stronger and sounder than Home Rule?" From a secluded corner in the large hall came the side-splitting reply, Whuskv." The following are some of the most ingenious specimens of the heckler's art: How is a tariff going to keep foreign manu- factures out and at the same time bring in a big revenue by taxing them as they come in? If you are opposed to alien immigration why do you support Chinese labour? If vou approve of Chinese labour because the majority of the people of the Transvaal want it. why are you opposed to Home Rule when 95 per cent. of the people of Ireland want it? If the workmen in protected countries are so well off, why are there so many alien immi- grants? Mr. Hyndman. one of Burnley's rejected, is cheerful, for. he say, he ha.d stood throughout as a downright revolutionary Social democrat, and close on 5.000 people had voted for him. Mr. Johnstone's motto at Reading was England expects that every man will do his duty, and that every foreigner shall pay his duty." Addressing a congregation at Blackburn )/1 Saturday. Bishop Thornton said such questions as Protection or Free Trade and indentured labour in the Colonies appertained to trie stomach of John Bull. but religion was a matter of the heart, and he appealed to every God-fear- ing man to let that consideration rule his vote. Are you in favour of the Deceased W ife's Sister Bill?" Sir Theodore Angier was asked at Gateshead. Sir Theodore waved his hand to- wards his wife and her sister who were on the platform, and a beatific smile flitted across his face as he replied, Certainly." Enthusiasm is getting very hot when some people are actually on fire." said the chairman of an enthusiastic meeting in support of the Hon Ivor Guest at Cardiff, when it was discovered that smoke was issuing from the coat-tail pocket of the candidate on the platform. The following dialogue took place at an open- air meeting at Bristol: Heckler: Did fou get that motor-car made io England? Candidate: No. Hecklcr: Do you believe in supporting Briti^Jj industries? Candidate: Yes. Heckler: Then why did you get that car made abroad? Candidate: It does not belong to me. At Wimbledon a few days ago, a lady asked a shopkeeper what was the name of the Liberal candidate for the constituency. Mr. Fox-Pitt, madam." was the reply. We've got his name in our windows there. Cli, indeed, is that it? I thought it was some new game." The victory of the Under-Secretary for the Colonies in Manchester did fcot create anything like the sensation caused by his success at Old- 1 ham five years ago. For on that occasion most of the London and provincial papers, from the Times downwards, recorded that he had been defeated, and the Unionist- organs addressed words of sympathy to him. The curious thing is ,hat t'?ie fi:ires wh;ch first reached the c'iuL.,? and T I it cor ieN-,spaT,er offices ,,vere r',7h,; 1 was a rected message that was all wrong. One paper published both sets in its news columns, and, unluckily, in its comments, pinned its faith to the wrong lot. Oldham, meanwhile, was sleep- ing quietly, and the Mayor was astounded when he was the next day bombarded with telegrams asking him to send the correct result, which had ,eve e?,-i in 6oubt. .i r be I
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A VILLAGE TRAGEDY. A sad domestic tragedy has occurred at Nor- mandy. a village between Farnham and Guild ford. The young- wife of an artist killed her four-weeks-old baby on Monday by severing its head from its body with a carving-knife. Accom- panied by her husband and nurse she went for a drive earlier in the day. and after returning was alone with the baby—her only child-ÍII the din- ing-room. Subsequently she informed the nurse of what she had done, and was taken to Farn- ham, and remanded.
SCHOLARS LOCKED OUT. Two hundred and eighteen children attending National schools at Caerphilly. Rhymney Val- ley. were refused admission to their premises on Monday, the whole of the teaching staff having declined to resume duties afte:" the Christmas holidays. Some months ago the Glamorgan Education Committee ordered certain repairs to be done at the schools. The local managers did not complete the work, and, after repeated threats by the County Committee, the salaries of the teachers were stopped five months ago. since when no payments have been made. The managers have offered to complete the work if the salaries are paid, but the County Committee decline any overtures of this nature. Meanwhile, the seventeen teachers refuse to go on with their work.
TRANSVAAL CHINESE LABOUR. A Parliamentary paper, just issued. contains the correspondence between Lord Elgin. Secre- tary for the Colonies, and Lord Selborne, High Commissioner in South Africa, with regard to the her in-iportati ?t,oppa,,e of the f.rt on of Chinese indentured labour into the Transvaal. The final decision of the Home Government with regard to licences for importation already granted is to the effect that under all the cir- cumstances the licences in question must be allowed to stand, the responsibility for their being granted being one which must entirely rest with their predecessors. The Government, adds Lord Elgin, require that, from the date on which they assumed office, nothaig shall be ine,- done to add to the Ptimb(,r of Cli' ,(- labourers under contract for employment in South Afnca until the Transvaal shall have had an oppor- 'tv 1 1 tuni of declar'n,- 'ts op:i)lon through an elected and really representative Legislature.
PARIS TRAMWAY ACCIDENT. The cable of the Paris Cable Tramway be- tween the Place de la Republique and Belleville broke at six o'clock on Tuesday morning. A tram was going down the slope in the Rue Belle ville at the time, says a correspondent, and with the breaking of the cable it rushed with increas- ing speed down the hill. and into the Faubourg du Temple. The passengers in terror jumped out, but few were unhurt. No less than twenty were injured, three of them seriously. The s ?" clriver stucl? i, 1-?' st, and eventually suoceeded in pullinsr t',
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