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■■ -— < £ > —1 ■ The Denbigh Boroughs. The lku., W. Qiauaby Gore, the Unionist candidate for the Denbigh Boroughs, is making a gallant tight for his party in the constituency. On.e of the most eloquent and speakers in the Unionist ranks, be has during his short Parliamentary oa.re-or proved himself an ab1-e politician, and no doubt ho is destined to gain for himself a great reputation in the political world as time goes on. He has in the pursuance of his ccindiidatuiro in the Boroughs, been a strenuous exponent of the Unionist policy, eettimg forth deafly before the electorate the great issues wh-ioh are before the country im the present election. We trust that every Unionist im the Bc-roughs will rally round their candidate, and if they will do this his return to Parliament is assured. Mr Balfour's convincing speech at Wrexham, last night, when he addressed the great Unionist demonstration in support of the camdidature of M,r Qrmsby Gore and of Mr Alfned Hood for East Denbighshire, wall be the means of rousing the Unionists in the two oon- stituencies to still greater activity. There must be no apathy; the is&ucs at stake are too important.
Tuberculosis in North Wales. The cordial manner in which the Con way Board of Guardiams, on Friday, approved of the national crusade against tuberculosis should give great encouragement to those who are to work on behalf of the Memorial scheme in the union. All the members of the Boaid who spoke undertook to give the scheme their ]>ersonal assistance pecuniarily and otherwise, and the general applause greeting their stateanemts bceipoke the same practical help from the oth-ar members. This is as it fiie/uid be, and it is to be hoped all other Boards of Guardiaais in North WaJes will be equally enthusiastic in their endea- vours on behalf of this truly beneficent movement. While heartily supporting the scheme Mr Rogeys Jones miLdly protested against the publicity given by the promoters of the movement to wha.t he contended were the -unfair statistics for North Wales. He lagged that the North Wales counties were coloured considerably darker on the statistical map because they were the dumping ground of tuberculous patients from E-ngland and elsewhere, who came to seek recovery in the healthy Welsh air. One needs but to look axound to prove that to some ex- tent at any rate this view is justified, but unfortunately, even though such cases were excluded freon the statistics, the figures for moA of the North Wales counties axe only too discomforting. The facts must be flaoed otherwise that apathy which has proved so detrimental to progress in the past will. mar the result of the present crusade.
<E Solving- i4ie Tramp Problem. Steadily growing year by year the army of turnips invading North Wales, particularly at oOerrta.in seasons, bids fair to over-whoelm the Poor Law Authorities unless a firm stand is madet to greatly minimise the evil. The Coinway Board of Guardians have at length token up the matter in a. business-like manner, and uoiless we are much mistaken their decision on Fridtay will have the de- sired effect before very long. Acting upon the advice -of the LocaJ Government Inspector the Board have resolved to deal less teccder-heairtedly but more reasonably with the vagrant. They mean to enforce the Casual Order erf 1882, which provides that he must undergo the rigours" of a bath cm his visit to the workhouse. He will also be | detained until nine a.m. of the second day. following admittoaioe, and if admitted cm more tliau one occasion during one month he wiill not be discharged before nine a.m. on the fourth day after admittance (Sunday not included). Again his task in stone cutting, etc., its to be be increased, a.nd finally he will spend the night in solitary oomaremcmt. This programme has proved very efficacious in Cardiff and other workhorses. Every pre- caution will, of course, be taken to deal with the genuine work-seeker on other lines.
The MSS of "Celt and Saxon," "The Egoist, and "One of Our Conquerors," by Goorge Meredith, have been deposited by his son and daughter at the British Mesuevm on loan. At Wood Green :—Ma^i&traite: Wlhat was the prisoner swearing at? Witness: He waa using bad languag-a to the traumcaur because it was going so slow. Tiiere are eoomcDary schools in Wales whicih have libraries of 2,000 volumes eadh. Colts and Bloaters were the respective titles of football teams wihkh played a m-actih in a West Wales town the other day. Mr Ernest Rhys draws gojue interesting paral- lels beween Tolstoi's "Childhood and Youth" and Daniel Owen's "Rhys Lewis." In one of the commercial offices of Port Said there are three officials who a,t one time were pupils in t'he same Welsh County School. Sir Isambard Owen's failie rwas one of the assistants of td-L4, freat Brunei in tho eorrstnio- tiorl of the Great Western Railway. The vice- chancellor waa named after the eminent engineer. j
Mrs AsJietcn-Smnh Las contributed £25 to the funds now being raised by the Lady Juliet Dulf to free COiaring Cross Hospital from debt. ■<r> • ■
The Hon. Mrs Blezard is s-ivinor a dance on Tuesday, January 17-tii, at C'lov-o'ly, in Shrop- shire, whielp ivlr George Bleza.rd ]13. taken for somo yaaro.
The Duehess of Westminster aittd the Eiarl of Powis were iimung-t t,no:oe WJO attended tho meet of the Cheshire Hon nek, en Friday. Lord Keaycn aitten.ded the meet of Sir Waikin Wynn's hounds the same day. —- ■ ■■ <> ■■ ■ ■ ■
The O'iympia Slewing Season opened on Mon- day,4 and arrtongst thc-se present were Lord Worsley with Miss Alexandra Vivian, Lady Vivian and Adrian Rose, Lord Vivian, Lady Magdalen Williams-B-uiike'ey (who was dreoied in black velvet and ermine-), and others.
Lady Nay'lor Ec-yland is having- a large party this week at iNautchrvd, aAd there- will be silbooting on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There are plenty of birds at Nantclwy-4 tliit year, and eapiia'l sport was obtained there about three wcoles ago, when the Grand. nuke ilicliael iva, the gues-t of honour.
The Duchess of Waitniinster, who lias been staying at Grosvener House for a httle while, has returned to Eaton Hall, and she intends having a large family party staying with her for Christmas. It is not, yet definitely known whether the Duke cf Westminster wiill return in time to join it. Visoount and Viicowrcitees Orichton. a.re to be included in the gathering at Eaton HaD. —i— <$> —- ■>
CONSTABLE OF FLINT CASTLE.
CONSTABLE OF FLINT CASTLE. The King, the "Gazette" states, has directed the issue of letters patent appointing Mr J. H. Lewis, M.P., constable and keeper of the gaol of Flint Castle.
MR BALFOUR AT EATON.
MR BALFOUR AT EATON. Mr Balfour will bo the guerit of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster at Eaton, during the weeik end. Thoi-r Graces have invited a heyuse party to meet the right boo. geiatleman.
-———————*——————— PRINCESS OF PLESS. As soon as the Princess of Pless is able to be moved, efhe will proceed to the Riviera, where the Prince of Pi ess has taken Lady Nunburn- holme's villa for a few weeks. It is stated illlllit the Duchess of Westminster is expected to join her sister early in the New Year.
FIFTY YEARS AGO.
FIFTY YEARS AGO. (Extract from the "North Wales Chronicle," December 8, 1860.) RUTHIN PETTY SESSIONS. A CHARGE OF UNLAWFUL FISHING. Before Major Wynne (chairman), Rev. E. J. Jones, and James Maurice, Esq. (Mayor). J. Jones, Llaniwrog, was biought. up on re- mand, charged by P.C. Sergeant Dicker with having unlawfully in his possession a salmon near the River Clwydcg. on the night of Thurs- day, the 29th ult. Mr Louis appeared for de- fendant. Sergeant Dicker, sworn, sa:d that from infor- mation received, he went to the above river, and there saw the defendant, and took hold of him. He had a salmon in his possession, and in tho struggle threw it in the river. The fish was dead. Cross-examined: "It was about half past five in the evening. After locking up the defendant, I went back to the river to look for the salmon, but did not find it. I positively swear it was a salmon." Mr Louis: "Might it not be a sea trout?" Witness: "I swear it was a salmon." Thomas Rimmcr: "I am a gamekeeper. I was near the river in question on the 29th inst. It was about 12 at noon. Saw the defendant kill a salmon, and hide it in the hedge. He had a stick with a hook at the end of it." Cross-examined by Mr Louis: "Why did you not interfere?" Witness: "I had something else to do." Mr Adams deposed that ho was Deputy Clerk of the Peace of the County of Denbigh. Pro- duced an Order of the Court of Quarter Ses- sions, fixing the fence days of the above river, and other rivers. Mr Louis objected to the book being put in evidence inasmuch as it was not a record. Tho point had occurred before, and he citcd a case of King v. Ward. Mr Adams tendered the book as good evidence. Mr Louis: "I object to Mr Adams producing tho book, as he was not tho proper officer of the Court of Quarter Sessions." Cross-examined by Mr Louis: "I do not re- member whether I was present or not at the Quarter Sessions when the order was made. Do not know whether notice was given previous to making the order. I produce the order as Deputy Clerk of the Peace." Mr Louis: "Did you not get that book from one of the clerks to the Clerk of the Peace?" Mr Adams: "I decline to answer that question" Mr Louis arlced the Bench to grant him a caso for the Queen's Bench, and cited a case in which Baron Parke was of opinion that the book was not sufficient evidence that a record'must bo on parchment. Mr Adams then proceeded to read the order. Joseph Poors, Esq., was then called, and after having been sworn, stated that he was Clerk of the Peace for the County of Denbigh. Mr Louis still objected to the production of the minute book as evidence, contending that it was not a reoord, and again applied for a case. The Bench granted the application. Mr Louis then gave the required notice in writing. The prisoner was fined S5 and E2 6s Sd costs, or two months' imprisonment. Mr Maurice, in addressing the prisoner, said that it was a very groat offence to take salmon at illegal seasons, when tho fish wore breeding and went up the rivers to perform their functions; it not only destroys the increase of a most valuable article of man's food, but it is taking that which is un- wholesome to eat, and consequently injurious to health. In all cases of the kind which may again come before us the heaviest penalty would be inflicted.
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FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! I The "Chronicle Football Special" will be on sale at local Newsagents to-morrow (Saturday) night. It will oontain all the results of English and North Wales matches.
MUSICAL NOTES. By Peteiv Edwai-ds, Mus. Bac. (Pcdr Alaw.) CHURCH MUSIC. Last week I quoted the remarks of Sir Walter Parrat upoyi Church music in the reign- of King Edward the Seventh. He said a new edition of certain hymn books was practically crushed' by the fact that it endeavoured to provide the public with a better class of tune. Of course, I am not certain which hymn-tune book he alludes to, but think it is the new edition of "Hymns Ancient and Modern, about the liv-nin- in whiél there were very etro-ng remarks made in the Press. It would be a very poor compliment to the tafte of musical England to say that it practically crushed the book because it endea- voured to provide the public with a better-ciasa tune buit it would not be far from t'hc truth to say the inclusion of several new hymns favouring' the very extreme views of the High Church was very distasteful to moderate Church- men and others. They had already 1/en painod by the inclusion: of hymns ii i,-e V ld Edition, fi-tK-h aG the Communion hymns: Number 312: "Thee we adore, 0 hidden Saviour, Tne, Who in Thy Sacrament dost deign to Both fietsh and spirit at Thy presence fail, Yet liero Thy Presence we devoutly hail. 0 Christ, Whom now beneath a veil we e, May what we thirst for FJOOIIl our portion 1;0) To gaze on TJlec unveiled, and see Thy Face, The Vision of Thy giory ailil Thy grROp. Hymn 314: Lord Jetsu, Whom, by power Divine Now hidden 'noath the outward sign, We warship- and adore, Grant, when the vetil away is roLFd, With onen face we may behold Thyself for evermore. Hymn 324: Jesu, gentlest Saviour, Thou art in> us now, Fill us with Th\r goodness, Till (Jur hearts o'eirtlow. Hymn 557: Veroe 3—last two lines:- But lo the way Thou com'st to-day is one bread and wino Conceal the Proseuce they convey, both human and Divine. It is unnecessary to dwell' upon the various lines here quoted; they all point to> the Divine Presence, in the Bread: and Wine; but, however Jwuch such a belief is taught, it seems to many Who think for themselves aai ab/urd belief. To my mind the None*rife*saist view of the Com- munion. is a reasonable one. Each incumber is impressed with- the fact that the bread and wine are mere symbols; that the benefit derived is in preying that the partaking of ihe elements "in rcunembranoe of Me" iiiz -,y increase the par- taker's -love towards the Saviour, and that his spiritual life may thereby be strengthened. If the bread taken at Coiiimunion is more bread— and io amount of praying- over it will make it anything else—if it strengthens anything, it strengthens tho natural body. It is a natural product-. How the Divj.no Presence is really ma.de to enter it, œUf;TJtg' it to be spiritual food I have novar understood,, and apparently never will believe To multiply hymns in our collec- tions emphasising the above teaching is, tiiere- fore, repulsive to many people; and it caused no fjurpi-ee to me when the many protests wore made against the new edition of "Hymns Ancient and Modern" because it helped, all tho more, to spread such teaching. PRELIMS. A correspondent writes suggesting cither the addition of more adjudicators, or tho ap- pointment of capable m-cai to take the pre- lims. only. This latter suggestion has often been adopted, sometimes witih satisfactory re- sults, sometimes n.ot. The fact M, there aTe so many views upon ednging—up on the methods of "'production"—that what would appeal to one selector might not appeal to a.p,o,t,hcir. I do not like that arrangement of selecting a wceder-out, who has no voice in the platform work of the Eisteddfod. It is a kind of hint, to the audience that lie is there to do the rough wcc-k-,work- which tlie great men of the day could not be asked or expected to do. WILLIAM EVANS, ST. ASAPH CATHEDRAL. The death of this gentle-man, for thirty years alto lay clerk in St. Asaph Cathediral, recalls to my mind the fact that another, and a well-known Welsh composer in his time, tiamely Cyndeyrn, was engaged for many years as a singer in tlie sa.me place. A,as! ,but little is now known of Cyndevm, and his music is forgotten. Such i' fa.m:3 ♦ tP THE NOSE IN PUBLIC. "Musical News" contains an interesting paragraph upon th'r-; subject. Ony the other day, it states, an occurrence took place at a Queen's Hall symphony concert. which is best described in the words of the "Times' critics. During the performance of Chopin's concerto in F minor, the cealy perceptible ad- dition to Chopin's own orchestration was a nose in the auditorium, which was blown, during a rest, in PERFECT TIME AND TUNE on the middle C. We ore probably -not fall" wrong in assuming that while the accuracy of the time was subconscious, the pitch was accidental. A man may be perfectly able to blow his nose rhythmically, but that he is able to exercsse snch control over his nasa,l ona-n as to produce thereon the vai-ious notes of the grunt at will, we decline to believe. < THE GORSEDD EXAMINATIONS. In a list of subjects, as it appeared in a Teoent number of the "London Kelt," I read tho Iv-0 an example ci a com- mon cord, and show its inveirsicn-s! I cm afraid musical books will not assist the poor student in this matter. What can be said of comunoa cord except that it is made otf hemp; and i,t looks .so much alike all ovet that •if you invert it, no difference is noticeable. If requiring information as to its holding power, a certain Government official might be consulted. I should add that of a "common chord" musical books can tell a good deal. < < < LIVERPOOL EISTEDDFOD. CetTi.ainly, no Eisteddfod held in an Eng- lish town -is bettor supported than that wdiich is held arnuaJJy in Liverpool, at Christmas time. Formerly, the gr.c.at annual event in that city was the Goirdovic Eisteddfod, but that is, Jong since, among the things otf the pa.st. The present Eisteddfod is held under the auspices of the Good Templars. The evening .meeting is largely in the natune of a concert, and this year the vocalists engaged ax-e Madame La,ura. Evans Williams and Mr Powell Edwards, Rhos.
THE ELECTION. PARTY GAINS. Unionist Triumph in Wales. DOUBLE VICTORY AT PLYMOUTH The declaration of yesterday's polls eltarted last night viith a Liberal gain at Stepney, and this was quickly followed by the success of Mr LJoyd Geor's favoured Socialist, Mr Lansbury, who won Bow and Bromley. Mr Laneibury is the gentleman who so tersely srumirriaoised his Socialistic programme in the scuit-ence, "I want the lot." Apart from the roc or d low majority of two for the Unionist in Mile End, a curiosity of tlie Bast London elections was the fact that Mr in Lime-house had exactly the same majority as ion January—131. Thiei monbsre of the Ministry to lose hen seat its Mr C. E. Mnllett, Financial Secre- tary to the War Office, who with his Liberal coløagule was defeated in Plymouth. The vie'tors weire Mr Waldorf Aster and Mr Shir- ley The latter opposed iM-r Burns in Battcirsea last January. The Paddmgton divisions sheaved ro change. Nor did Sheffield, which sent bae-k throe Unioncste., cr-o Liberal, and ore La-botur member. Sir gbyacauir King again wm Central Hull, and the other seats were held by thei Liberals as before. Dudi'ey yielded a Unionist gain, and put the two once more on a level on gtains for the whole election. The splendid result of Cardiff immedia,tely followed, and the Uncoiuiets were once more leading by one. Lood Charles Beresfcwd and Mr Fa-Le held Portsmouth for the Unionists. Another La.ncashire division, Newton, was won by Lord Wolmor, t'li-e sen of Lord Sel- boime. Wvth all the Lccdem results now known the representation of London (inoludiing Qrovdon) is complete. It compares as fol- lows for the three elections since 1006:- 1906. Jan. 1910. Dec. 1910. Unionists 20 34 31 Radicals 39 26 27 I-Aa b. and 3 2 "4 It ",èn bo seem that Iondoais exacts even- Jy divnded between the Unionist and the Radical Coalition. 'Ihe Rad teals have w<m Steipney, South- j wa.rk, and Beckham, and lost North 'Ming- ton acid \VH,)t'St. Pancras. The Labour and Socialists won Woolwich and Bow a.nd Brom- ley, Mr Lansbury 's victory in Bow is due to th.e Liberal withdrawal, in accce'd-anee ten Mr Lloyd George's advice to them at Mile End not to run la candidate but to vote for the Social xtst. MEMBERS ELECTED 352 UNIONISTS 168 RADICALS 1 124 LABOUR SOCIALISTS 22 _0. NATIONALISTS (Redmoaidites).. 34 O'BRIENITES 4 MEMBERS TO BE ELECTED 318
GAINS AND LOSSES. I
GAINS AND LOSSES. I YESTERDAY. T Gained. Lost. UNIONIST 5 2 RADICAL 1 4 LABOUR 1 i TOTAL Gained. Lost. UNIONIST 17 15 RADICAL ix 14 LABOUR 4 3 UNIONIST GAINS FROM RADICAL 14 LABOUR 3 RADICAL GAINS FROM UNIONIST 11 LABOUR GAINS FROM UNIONIST 4 THE NEW PARLIAMENT. Sarno Dec. Seats Jan. UNIONISTS 168 166 RADICALS 124 127 LABOUR 22 21 NATIONALISTS (REDMONDITES) 34* 34 O'BRIENITES 4 4
PARTY GAINS. I
PARTY GAINS. I YESTERDAY. UNIONIST. RADICAL. Cardiff Stepney Dudley Plymouth (2) LABOUR. Newton (Lanes.) Bow and Bromley PREVIOUS DAYS. Ashton-under-Lyne Burnley Birkenhead Cheltenham Darlington Coventry Grimsby Exeter Islington (North) Manchester (S.-W.) King's Lynn Peck ham Liverpool (Exchange) Rochester aUord (South) Southwark (West) St. Helens (from Labour) Sunderland St. Pancras (W.) Wakefield Warrington W-gan (from Labour) LABOUR. Sunderland Woolwich Whitehaven
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. LONDON. BOW AND BROMLEY. Socialist Gain G. Lansbury (Soc.) 4315 L. S. Ameiry (U.) 3452 Majority 863 1910: U. maj. over Lab., 740; U. maj. over L., 1528. LIMEHOUSE. W. Poarce (L.) 2557 P. Rose-lnnea (U.) 2126 Majority 431 1910: L. maj., 431. MILE END. Hon. 11. L. W. Lawson (U.) 2178 B. S. Straus (L.) 2176 Majority 2 1910: U. maj., 57. PADDING TON (North). Alwm Strauss (U.) 4251 L. B. Franklin (L.) 3662 Majority 589 1910: U. maj., 893. PADDINGTOiM (South). Henry Percy H-arr-is (U.) 3210 F. T. H. Heinle (L.) 1274 Majority 1936 1910: U. Inaj., 2184. POPLAR. Sydney Buxton (L.) 3977 lS A&hmead-Barfclett (U.) 2148 Majority 1829 1910: L. maj., 1057. ST. GEORGE EAST. W. YVedigwood BeIlIn (L.) 1401 Oapt. Clifton Brown (U.) 1022 Majority 379 1910: L. maj., 434. By-election, March 1st: L. maj., 509 ST. GEORGE'S IIAN.-SQUARE. Hon. A. Lyttelton (TJ.) 5586 Mackenzie Bell (L.) 1188 Maic,rity 4398 1910: U. maj., 3914. STEPNEY. Liberal Gain. W. S. Glyn Jones (L.) 1926 W. R. Preston (U.) 1611 Majority 115 1910: U. maj. 236. W AN DSWORTH Kimber (U.) .returned 1910: U. maj. 4439. WHITECIIAPEL. Stuart M. Samuel (L.) 1732 Oapt. E. M.. Browne (U.) 1192 Maj-ority 540 1910: L. maj,, 56L
PROVINCES. ACCRINGTON (Lanes.) Harold Baker (L.) 8129 E. Gray (U.) 6401 Majority 1668 1910: L. maj., 2513. CHESTER. R. A. Yorburgh (U.) .i 3787 Edward Paul (L.) 3681 Majority 106 1910: U. maj., 202. DUDLEY. Unionist Gain. A. Griffiths Boscawen (U.) 8260 A, G. Hooper (L.) 7900 Majority 360 l 1910;, L. maj., 183* u- EOCLES (Lanes.). Sir G. II. Pollard (L,) 8467 J. G. D. Ceurjpbeii (U.) 7676 Majority 791 1910: L. maj., 411. HANLEY. Enoch Edwards (Lab.) 8342 G. H. Rittoer (U.) 4659 MajonVsv 3635 1910: Lab. mij., 3S97. HULL (Cent:til-). Sir H. S. King (U.) 3625 Dr. it..A sko (L.) 3418 Maje-riy 207 1910: U. maj., 20. HULL (Et). T. R. Fereas (L.) 7196 R. Scibeg-Monteiioro (U.) 5387 M-ajoriiy 1809 1910: L. maj., 1936. I HULL (West). Guy WiLsnn (L.) 9236 A. Lambert Ward (U.) 7943 Majority 1295 1910: L. map, 1717. MIDDtLETON' (Lanes.). W. R. Adkins (L.) 7071 Prof. W. A. S. Hewins (U.) 6284 Majority 787 1910: L. maj., 1403. NEWTON (Lanes.). Unionist GcimL. Lord Wolmor (U.) 6706 J. A. Seddon (Lab.) 6562 Majority 14J 1910: Lab. maj., 752. PENRHYN and FALMOUTH. C. S. Goldman (U 1585 Walter Burt (L.) 1291 Majority 294 1910: U. maj., 2.81. PLYMOUTH (2 Seats). (2 U. Gains). W. W. Astor (U.) 8113 A. Shirley Benn .(U.) 7^42 Charles E. Mullet (L.) 7379 A. Williams (L.) 7260 Majority 563 1910: L. maj., 311. PORTSMOUTH (2 seats). Lord C. Beresford (U.) 15,125 B. Fade (U.) 14,857 E. G. llo.mmerde (L.) 13,146 H. D. llarben (L.) 13,013 Majority 1711 2910: U. maj. over L., 4380. SHEFFIELD (Aittercliffe). J. Pointer (Lab.) 6532 Samuel Walker (Lab.-U.) 5354 Majority 11T8 1910: Lab. maj., 1675. SHEFFIELD (Brightside). Tudor WaJitcrs (L.) 5766 Douglas Viekers (U.) 3902 Majority 1364 1910: L. inlij. over U., 1956. SHEFFIELD (Central). J. FitzaJan Hope (U.) 3457 A. J. 3271 Majority 18& 1910: U. maj.. 33.3. SHEFFIELD (Eoclcshall). Samuel Roberts (U.) 6039 J. Derry (L.) 5849 Majority 19Q 1910: U. 211. SHEFFIELD (Hallani). Hon. C. B. Stuart-Wortley (U.) 5788 Arthur Ncal (L.) 5593 Majority 191 1910: U. iinaj., 216. TYNEMOUTH. H. J. Craig (L.) 4106 Charles Percy (U.) 3929 Majority 117 1910: L. nai., 494. WALES. CARDIFF DISTRICT. Unionist GtuuS, Lord N. Orichton Stuart (C.) 12,181 S'if Clarendon Hyde (L.) 11,882 Majority 253 1910: L. maj., 1555. IRELAND. GALWAY CITY. Stephen Gwynn (R.N.) 1062 J. F. Wanklyn (Fed. H.R.) 203 Majority .I. 839 1910: Nationalist unopposed. SCOTLAND. GREENOCK. G. P. Coiliiis (L.) 4338 S. (Chapman (U.) 2913 Majority 142S 1910: L. maj., 1610. TUESDAY'S POLL. CORK CITY (2). 1 O'Brienito G-as8 W. O'B- n, O'B 5384 M. Healey, O'B 5269 W. Redmond1, R.N 4746 A. Roche, It.N 4743 O'Brienite majority 523 1910: O'B maj. over R.N. 759. LONDON UNIVERSITY. The third day's polling- for London Univorr sity resulted': — Sir P. Magnus (U.) 1774 Sir O. V. Horsley (L.) 1322 Polling continues until to-morrow afternoon.
UNDECLARED POLL§. The results in the following seats where xnlliag took place yesto-day will be coolared to-day. The! previous maioritv is sriven in eaoh Abington, U., 1,053. Chippenham, n., 288. Chorley, U., 2,212. Dublin Harbour, N., unopposed. Dublin, S. Stephen's, N., 662. E. Grinstcad, U., 2903. Epping. U., 2,733. Eekdiaio, L., 34. Frome, L., 779. Gainsboro', L., 515. Guildford, IJ., 4,213. Horn-castle, U, 870. Kendal, U., 552. Limerick, N., 1,164. Mid. Noi-ilhanbs, L— 556.. Newton (Lanes)* Lab., 752. N. Norfolk, L., 585. N. Dorseit, U., 149. Northwioh, L., 1,119. Radnorshire, U., 14, Stratford-on A von, U- 1,667. Tiverton, U., 792. Tonbridgo, U., 3,210. W. Derby, U., 1,049. W. Staffs. U., 565. Watford, U., 1,551.
FOOTBALL. COLWYN BAY WEDNESDAYS w.c LLANDUDNO CORINTHIANS. An exciting match wag played at the Athletio Ground, Old Colwvn, yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, betweon. the Colwyn Bay Wednesdays and Llandudno Corinthians. Mr Vincent was referee. Rough pLay was indulged in, and tho reteree once had occasion to stop the game and caution the players. Early in tlie second half ono of the Colwyn Bay players was ordered off the. field. About five minutes off time threo goals had been scored by each sidle. Eventually the Corinthians ran down and again scored!. The Bay were afterwards awarded a penalty, which eq-ualiseel the teams. The singular part of the game was that six penalties) were awarde4 five of which were converted into goals.
NORTH WALES COAST FOOTBALL1…
NORTH WALES COAST FOOTBALL1 ASSOCIATION. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION CLUB'S PROTEST. THE CUP DRAWS. Mr R. John Hughes, Penmaenmawr, presr- demit, presided over a meeting of tlie abovo Aiisociation, h-oid yesterday (Wednesday) even- ing, at tho Station Hotel, Li-andudno Junction. There were present: Messrs Henry Lloyd (Conway), J. H. Vincent (Llandudno), Percy Wedkes (Holyhead), J. O. Davies (Colwym Ba.y), J. L. Harris (Carnarvon). Hugh Parry (Conway), T. J. Roberts (Uandudilo)., J. W. Post (treasurer), and the secretary (Capt.j L!ew. Williams, Holywefll). BLAENAU FESTiNIOG PLAYER SUS- PENDED. A complaint made by the Carnarvon Cluli against Jilii Lloyd, a Blaenau Festiniog player, bad been deferred from a previous meeting ot the Association, as Lioyd did not attend. Lloyd was again absent, but it was deoid-ed, after reading tho letter of Mr Morris, Blaenau Fetstiniog, a witness of the incident, to suspend Ltloyd' for 14 day, It appeared that Uoyd had misbehaved himself at the ground at Blaenau Festiniog after the game, and also at the rail- way station in the everting, when the Festiniog! people, according to custom, were giving the Carnarvon team a "send etlf." BAGILLT PROTEST. It iras reported that the Welsh Football Association had upheld the decision of the North Wales Association with reard to the pro- test of Bagi-Ut against Greenfield. LLANDUDNO JUNCTION'S PROTEST. A protest v. as lodged by the Junction Club against the Bangor University, dub with regard to their North Wales Ama- teur Cup tie at Bangor, on the ground that the ground was not properly marked or roped'; and also that W. J. Joiiiios, one of the Unirverajts players, was indigib'e, having played with the Llaxufairfecham club, who are members of thø second division of the League. The referee, in his report on the matter, said, "I must admit that in some places I could eeo no line at aH.1" Several witnesses corroborated. Mr Thomas, the representative, stated tha6 the ground had been marked with sawdust, S3 it was too muddy to mark it with chalk. It was decided to dismiss tJJJe protest with rer gird to the marking otf the ground, aind a simi- lar decision was arrived at in the protest against W. J. Jones. DRAWS. Tho draws for the Junior and Senior Cupaf were as follows:— Third Round, JunioT Oup: St. Asaph V" Llandudno Junction Temperance, LkndudttM* Reserve bye, Carnarvon v. Dcilge&ey, Holyhead v. Peqvna-en-rn-awr. Amateur Oup (third round): — Pwllheli v* Carnarvon-, Bangor v. Bangor University, Cob wyn iiay v. Llanrwst. Greenfield or Ruthia llI. sHolywelii
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AN ELECTION OF SHAMS.
AN ELECTION OF SHAMS. Lcod Ecssbery very aptly designated this cL-ociioa "an elcct.ca oi yhaais." Th& Badse-al, tho Socialist and the Irish Nation- unit-" in asking the people's support agalnrt tic alleged tyranny of the House of Lords. These very factions, having startm-d off in full war pajn-t shouting ioa stridcat tones, "Down with the Lards have collier thkij decency hot the sense to recognise the true state of affairs. They know perfectly "well that the Un-icairt Pa.rty and the Upper House are unanimously pledged to reform of the House of Leeds, but they think it their policy, for purely party purposes to disregard tie Unionist proposals. They have got their eea&eCeas tattle ory. They know it is both false and obsokite, but, as they do not have another at hand, they continue it. The real truth of the matter is that they themselves are the sole barricr to a, democratic Reform of the Upper House. They want a renova- tion, a. reconstruction of the furctions of the Lords. lihey are being oif-cied it by every Unionist speaker in the country. Tilie Lords themselves recognise that that reconstruction is due. The Revolutionary Pa.r^jr wanted it before it was ofltereJ, now tha.t it is offered, they don'I want it, go what do they want? There is only one logical answer. They really went Single Chamber Government. Whatever plausible denials they make, what- ¡.x C'onstitutioMl ideals they flaunt, it is ail tow evident that that i.s the ultimate. The Government are lustily professing an ■rcndying trust in the people. That, they is the underlying principle of their whole policy. And yet they are vehemently denouncing the Unionist- policy of a refercn- dum. This referendum is to be called into action in all eases where the immediate welfare of the. people is involved. It is a pices of legislative machinery democratic in every bolt, yet the accusation of unfairness is laid against it by those very men who make the greatest profession of democracy and its ideals. The reason for the accusation is not so very hard to seek. It must be a source of considerable bewilderment, per- haps even disgust, to suddenly waken up to ,tht fact that their democratic professions are not i.o, eminently so after all, and that the Unionist Party are showing moire of the democratic spirit, are more willing, more eager, to place full trust in the people than the most advanced Liberals themselves are. The Unionist Pa.ty stand for a Second Cham- ber, representative in character and E3teadf zis-t in principle. As an additional safeguard for pure government they advocate an appeal tOo the people ca spcciiie Bills when the two Houses fail to arrive at agreement. They desire these Reforms, not because they mere- ly form a working cede for the Unionist Party, iior in the furtherance of any parti- cular pet schemes of that party, but bceause th-ey are convinced that such a system of legislation would be for th-e country's good. The Referendum gives a guarantee that all I "measures of great gravity7' shall be separately considered by the electors, and they shall not be finally placed on the statute book until the electors have had every oppor- tunity of critical examin.atioa and ex- haustivc discussion as to their merits and demerits, their advantages and disadvan- tages. If tlie co-amtxy say, "No!" it is "No!" If the country say, Y.Cs it is "Yes!" And what of the Liberal plans? Party in- terests come first, the goad of the nation coiii-es last. They have several Bills, dear to their hearts, a;r:d their great aim is to shove these Bills through Parliament, quite regardless of whether the nation is wi.th them or not. Future security counts for nothing, and to satisfy the rapacious appetites of their troublesome and dangerous factions on whom they ]-can, they are ready to sacrifice the Con- stitution itself. Their course is revolution- ai-v, dangerous, disastrous, end with glaring effrontery they call their programme Progressive Reform. Unionists are just as enthusiastic for Progressive Reform, but th-cir methods are more orderly, more in accordance with British ways of doing things, more fraught with the confident prospect of permanent amelioration. That is whaot this election is about. Are the Radicals, with their Irish and Socialist satai-ktes, to be trusted with the destinies of the Empire, when their plans axe openly made- to destroy the country's Illest effective barrier against revolution airy legislation, and to thus have the licence to embark on mad schemes of political adventure, not a.t the mandate of the CLCe'to.ate, but in direct opposition to it? It is the duty of the electors to refuse such overtures. A Unionist majority would bring security and tranquillity, would enable a new Government to introduce a scheme of Upper House Reform that would be just and equitable, would place the whole legislative fahl'oC of the country on a reliable founda- tion, and would hasten a violent end to this "tingle Cha.moor Plot." Let party prejudice go by the board. Electors, patriots who love their country and value stability in government, must betake themselves to their respective polling booths, alive to the fact that the national life is threatened, and that their duty is to defend it.
LLANRWST SEWERAGE DISPUTE
LLANRWST SEWERAGE DISPUTE After a. hearing extending over part of nine days Mr Justice Parker has decided against the Llanrwst Urban District Council by granting1 Mr Isgoed Jones the injunction he applied for. That unusual interest was taken in the action was evident from the wide- spread demand for the full, special reports which have appeared in the "Pioneer." Most of the local authorities in North Wales wat.ched the progress of the case with some concern bccauso they realised that the de- feat of the Council might conceivably lead to considerable trouble elsewhere far there e,re not a few districts whose sanitary arrangements are not unlike those of rwst. Indeed, it is its moral effect that makes Mr Justice Parker's decision so very important. What, for instance, of the lnun- ber of other small towns and villages on the banks of the Conway or itT whoso sewage goes to the river in much the Borae way? Incident-ally it might be mentioned shat the Conwav Board of Conservators have a, speci.al Teport relating to the pollution of the river whi-ch was deferred pe.nding the re- sult of this actioi^ andi without oonxmitting a breach of confidence, we may say that the report contains very little th.at will be pleasant reading for the public. The costs of the action are bound to be heavy, and those added to whatever a-mo-ujit which may be involved in making necessary alterations in the outfall, wilJ impose a some- what heavy burden upon an urban district, whose rateable value is only > £ 11,385, and in that account much sympathy is expressed with the ratepayers. Still, the whole thing may well provo a blessing in disguise when the community have had an opportunity cf appreciating the advantages accruing from changes which will doubtless be brought about by the sanitary authority.
Mr Balfour in Private Life. Air Balfour has been making us a sit up. He has his periods of masterly inactivity, and then rises from his lair to show us that alter all there is no man with such grit cr such resource as h;. His great speeches at Chester and Wrexham will never be fo-gotten by those privileged to hear them. The Ba:four family is a mctt united one, a.nd "dear Arthur" as everybody who knows him, coils him, owes muoh of his sympathetic understanding with the things that concern women as well as those concerning mem, to the fact that he has iewvvls been on good tenuis with and in the confidence of his own wom-en folk. In his sister, Miss Balfour, he has not only a very gracious hostess at Whittmghame, but a good adviser. His intellectual tie with Lady Frances Balfour, the brilliant daughter of the Duke of Argyll, is a strong one, and he has been heard to say that had she been -a man and leader of a political party she would have succeeded in a greater measure in that capacity than ho himself had done. Although a delicate man, M.r Balfour is by no means a recluse, but on the contrary, is a frequent visitor at co-un.try honees and the delight of all his fellow gmcets. True, he doss not come downstairs much be- fore the lunchecn hour, but he makes up with his sparkling' conversation later on. His tense- of humour is as delightful as his lov,, for music and letters is discriminating, and he has a peculiar way with him of ap- pearing to forget the names of the preten- tious nouveaux riches, or else of making quaint composite names of them, as if i,n con- fusion, which causes his friends to expire with laughter.
» Public Abattoirs. Apropos discussions at recent meetings of North Wales sanitary authorities concern- ing the advisability of abolishing private slaughter-houses, a striking airticlc on the abattoir system appears in the cur-rent issme of "The Animals' Friend." 'Ihe writer, Mr S. M. Hodingtan, who has had a wide and varied experience of the aibatt-oi-rs of the five continents octnciudes his article with the sen- tence, "We hav,e had commissions, com- mittees and memorials, all pronouncing in favour of the pubJic abattoir system, but we still .allov/ class prejudice and trade int-enests to tie the nation down to a primitive, bar- barous and insanitary system in defence of which there is absolutely nothing to be caid." Relating some of his experiences Mr Dodiag- ton says: "When I was interviewing the municipal authorities in G-cmoa. and told them we still have private tia,ughtcr-houses in Eng- land they evident thought I was either one ox the most a muting men they had ever seen, or else the biggest liar. I do not think that the authorihkis at San Pierre de Rena, near Genoa, axe quite convinoed yet that I was speaking tlie truth. I actually caused work to be stopped in the abattoirs of ra-is before now, when the .slaughtermen have dis- cussed my statement about the private sliaughter- Louses in England, amd I have been hooted around, the public abattoir in Buenos Aires."
The Marquis of Anglesey has returned to town from Beau Desert, Stall's. -<I>
Mr and Lady Juliet Duff are staying with Lord and Lady Alington ¡,¡,t Oiehc1., who are holding their first shooting party. «.
The King has con-sen ted to be patron of the Webh School, Ashi'ord, and II.K.ll. the Prince of to be president osf the oceieity.
Mr W. E. Glad-stone, grandson of the well- known statesman, is leaving- Hawardcxi CastAe towards the end of thlt; month for W ,¡K.:Ur.;gt'f;1, where he wiil act as an honorary attache at the British Emba.sy.
.4 BALA SURGEON'S CHARITABLE…
.4 BALA SURGEON'S CHARITABLE BEQUESTS. Mr Roger Hughes, of Balla, a retired sur- geon, left estate valued at £12, ())1 (net pereon- £9ó84). He bequeathed upon tr-uil: for his servant, Ellen Humphreys, JB50 to his servant, Selina Evans, £25 to his former groom, John Evans, £100 to GwiJym Evans, sen of his groom (payable when lie shall eater upon his collegiate carT), J6500 to the Welsh Calviniiiti^ Methodist College a.t Bala, to the Bala. County Schools for bursaries and scholarships, and £400 to the Welsh Galvinistio Methodist Chapel at Bala.
— ——— -I—<t—————— ENGAGEMENT OF MISS ALEXANDRA VIVIAN. Tho engagement of Lord Worstoy and Miss Alexandra Viviun i", just anaiountod, and tho marriage will ctake place towards the end of January in London. Lord Worsley, who is now in his twenty-fourth year, is the eldest son and heir of Lord and Lady Yarborou-gh, and has been in tho Blues fcr tlie past few years. His fiancee is the youngest daughter of Lady Vivian, and sister of the present peer. Her eider sisters a.re Mrs Douglas Haig and Miss Violet Vivian, both of whom were maids of honour to Queen Alexandra. Indeed, the iiatter is still acting in that capacity to her Majesty.
A clover .retort was given by Sir Wil- liams, a gallant Welsh soldier of Queen Eliza- beth's day. When a French general happened to remark that the English march beaten on the drown was slow, heavy, and1 riuggi-ih, t'he Ceitio warrior replied*, "It may be true; but slow as it is it has traversed your master's country from emd tO tibe otihearl"- t
FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS.
FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS. MEET AT pontyddol. Agreeable conditions were associated with the appointment on Tuesday' at Pontyddol, where a fair attendance participated in an enjoyable out- ing. In the absence of the Master (Colonel R. W. W ilhams-W ynn), tho huntsman, Fred. Med- calf, was in command of the field, which included Mr and Mrs P. T. Davies-Cooke (Mold), Misses Muriel, Gladys, May and Frances Bibby (Fach- wen), Miss Mesham (Trefnant), Miss Clough (Denbigh), Mr Charles Williams (St. Asaph), Messrs Conran, 2 (Ruthin), Mr Griffiths (Plas Llewelyn), Mr T. H. Roberts (Bodfari), and several others. Proceeding along the Llannefydd road for six 'furlongs, the hounds were taken to the high ground on the right of the it. vor Elwy, but no trace of a fox could be found in the varioii3 coverts. Then they went to explore the neigh- bourhood of Dolben Reservoir, But it was not until reaching Ddol Rough that a pilot disclosed himself, and led a merry chase for about twenty minutes to Penypys, where ho was lost. A re- turn was presently made to Ddol Rough, from which covert another fox was ousted, and run- ning out of the dingle to the top, along the Gallt- faenan territory, he arrived at Vomyog, and dis- appeared. Subsequent operations were continued through Graig Coyer and Plas Buckley, and on the heights opposite Celrb, but nothing further transpired.
DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AND HIS…
DUKE OF WESTMINSTER AND HIS FLINTSHIRE ESTATE. After the announcement of the Duke of West- minster's desire to dispose of itis Halkin Castle estate, in Flintshire, there was issued from the estate office to the tenantry, a letter stating that the Duke had decided to dispose of the estate and that it was his wish that the tenants should harve the offer of purchasing their holding in the first instance. The estate extencli; to about three thousand acres, with a rent roll of some RZOOO. On Friday night a well-attended meeting of the tenantry was held, under the presidency of the Rev. J. F. Rees, rector of Halkin. On the proposition of Capt. Matthew Francis, seconded by Mr I. Bit-hell, Ilafod (one of the largest ten- ants on the estate), a resolution was unanimously passed expressing regret at the Duke's decision to sell the estate, and while thanking him for the first offer of purchase made to the tenantry exprcssed the preference to remain as tenants of tho estate, if by any possible means he could reconsider his decision. A deputation was ap- pointed to wait "pon tho Duka^
MR. BALFOUR AT WREXHAM
MR. BALFOUR AT WREXHAM GREAT UNIONIST DEMONSTRA- TION. THE LESSOR OF THE ELECTIONS. An enthusiastic welcome was accorded Mr A. J. Balfour at Wrexham yesterday afternoon. when be addressed a great Unionist demonstra- tion in the Drill Hall, Wrcxham, in support of the candidature of the Hon. W. Ormsby Gore for the Denbigh Boroughs and of Mr Alfred Hood for East Denbighhirc. Lord Kenyon pre- sided. Mr Balfour, who i-poke for forty-two minutes, referred to a circular which was said to have been j sent to the voters at Darwen, and which declared that he bed not said that Tariff Reform would be submitted to a referendum before being passed itito law. He declared that he stated quite ex picitiy a week ago that they believed that the UI rect reiicrence to the peopie was the proper way to deal with important disputed points be- tween the two Houses of Parliament. He also saiel they would extend it to the question which might not be in dispute between the two Houses. He inecuit the quest.OIl of Tariff Reform (cheers). He made that statement in answer to a con- tinuous fire of challenges uttered not by small or irresponsible privates m the great Radical army. but in response to a challenge uttered by the leaders of that paity, from the Prime Minister downwards. The first thing that was said of this was that Mr Baliour was running away from I anil Reform. Then an entire change was sub- stituted. Mr Balfour, they said, is not going to ruler lariff Reform to a Referendum. Both charges, he. asserted, amid loud cheers, were un- true. Thev had not RUN AWAV FROM TARIFF REFORM, and they were going to submit Tariff Reform to a poll of the people. He denied that this was in any way side-tracking that policy. It would not delay Tariff Reform, and when Tarilf Re- form was adopted it would make it far securer, because the.r sciieme would have run the gaunt- let, not merely of debate in the House of Com- mons, and of public discussion, but it would have been submitted outside and beyond the in- fluence oi mere p.. ity management to a free vote of a free people. It would be started on a foun- dation mora solid and permanent than could be possibly be attended by any other method (cheers) strange vagaries which the Government had pursued s.nce last January could only be ac- counted for by the fact that they were not a self-sufficient, Self-Supporting, and. independent pJwer in Parliament. He did want to use strong language about it—(laughter),—but what, could be more cynical than for the Government to go before tho constituencies with loud profes- sions that it was their great desire, if the House of Lords would only let them, to put the repre- sentation of the people on a sound basis, and then deliberately to have an election in December, at a tune when tbr-y knew the register must be in a condition whirh gave the people the least pos- sible chance of being properly represented (cheers) Mr Balfour went on to speak of the paramount obligation which he saifl lay upon every Govern- ment to see that OUR NAVAL POWER is adequata to our Imperial necessity. Let them study not the Government's profession, but their deeds (loud applause). They had permitted other groat maritime and military nations to advance so far in the race, for naval equality that the posi- tion of the country was now less secure on the high seas than it had ever been in the memory of any man whom he was now addressing. He appealed to the new Government to see that the condition of our Navy should be restored to one ot unchallengeable superiority—(cheers),—for no statesman could contemplate our position with perfect serenity. With regard to <> OUR FISCAL SYSTEM, Mr BaKour argued that British manufacturers were becoming more and more seriously affected by the universal tendency amongst countries which were becoming manufacturing countries so to frame their tariffs that our manufacturers were excluded. The Liberal Party said they did not like- Tariff Reform. Let them do something else to prevent a continuance of this state of affairs. Do not let them deny the reality or the magni- tude of evils which were obvious to the least observant of mankind. There was one reason why he feared that any appeal that he made to the Government for a reasonable policy was likely to be received with scant attention. It was that they were not free to adopt conclusions. They governed through a collection of parties. How- ever this general deeton ended, was it not per- fectly clear that the Radical Party would not go back sufficiently strong to carry on its own policy fearlessly indifferent to what its allies would insist .upon? (cheers). FOLLOWING REDMOND. Turning to a critic .Tfjnf nf the GoverriiTn.ont's action since the leot electron, he asked what they had ¿()1n,e,? (A 'Vo'iee: "Followed Red- mond"). Yes, in that respect they had, no doubt, shown admirable discipline, and the strange vagaries they had pursued could cexlv be- accounted for by ithe fact that they were not a seif-sup.po.rtimg and independent power in Parliament. As an "illustration of that theme, he pointed to the Parliamentary tactics they had pmv- eued with regard to finance, and to the (fact that tlie Government had done with their Budget this year precisely what the Lends did with the previous one a year ago. That was to fay, thev had postponed it, and they had meanwhile taken the course pressed upon thorn by the Opposition. TIley had passed certain non-controversial parts into Jaw, and deferred the contipovcirsial parts until they thought tliey would ibe safe from Mr Rfld- nDomd—that was, until the general election was over (cheea-s). That was one example of •what a party, when it could not pursue its ciwn po'icy in its own way, but had to rstvxtr and trim its sails tõtO as to have the favour- able breeze of other parties in the House ctf c'ommccø ovea- /tv.hich tihey had no control. The Government had pursued a sinnkVcr course in regard to other questions. The elect-ion had been forced at a period when the Government knew that the stats of the register gave tlie people the least 'possible chance of being truly represented, and yet Mr Asquith professed la determination after the Veto of the House of Lords had been destroyed, to put the (representation of the people on a sound footing. Could anything be more cynical? Practice and theory were here \90 flagrantly in consistent that he should have thought a self-Tespecting body of men, too proud to make any compromise with the Upper House, would, at all events, have been too proud to go before tliear countrymen with so strange, anomalous, -and contradictory a policy (elheers). COLONIAL PROBLEM. lIe eleoiaxed that the. relations between the diiiierent seaf-governing pants of the hinpire wero becoming more and more the subject of anxious thought amongst its statesmen; that the over- sea domunions would, by rapid development, bo m a very different sirusAion lifteen or twenty years hence, and that if we did not adopt the IXHicy of Preference our relations with them wcuid change to our disadvantage. He did not ask the Government to give up any specula- tive doctrine, but he asked them at least to actmmt the dianiger, and if they did not liko the Opposition's method of dealing with it, then to suigig-esfc some other (cheers). Great as the diffi- culty must be of doing something, to do nothing was surely blindness itself. While he was so sarigUine as to ask thø present Governmenit to become Tariff Reformers, surely he was not going beyond what was reasonable when he implored them before the next Colonial Confer- ence met to reconsider <the whole situation, and see that something might be dome to meet a situation which war, growing graver day by day and year by year (cheers). The rigbc hon. gerivlem.an proceeded: "There is another reason why I fear that a.ny appeal I ma.y make for a reasonable policy to the pre- sent Government its. likely to be received with scant attention. It is not that they are inca- pable of understanding agreements; it is that they are not free to adopt conclusions. They govern tthxe-ugh the House of Commons, but they do not govern through a party in the House of Com mens. They govern a. collection cf parties, and it is the most unhappy lot of popular assemblies that the party which has its own. aims, however narrow, and is prepared 1£ those aims a.re carried ouit to give ife support to any pa,Ny which will help those aims, has far more than its proper miruexioal share of power (bear, hoar). "However this general election ends, is it mot perfectly clear It-hat tlie Radical Parity will Jl1)t ocirne back sufficiently strong to carry out its own policy, iaieM'eirmt to what its d,1ies may insist upon? It will come back as iis now, a. dependent party (A Voice: "It will have to toe the line"). It will have, in language which the leaden* of the Iricth Party- has made celebrated over two Continents, to 'tee the (cheers). "That is a system full of pea-il certainly for Unionist interests, but I should say for Radical interests also. It is a position cer- tainly full fcif peril for Irruperial interests, and unless the Government can shako them- selves free from the Parliamentary domina- tion of these who a.r.e now using them merely as pawns im the game, is it net pctfeetly clear that we cannot safely entirurt to tiheiir keeping mterceits so vest as_tihc ancient Ccei- S'tit-utkia of tins country, interests so press- ing las too naval (and military eafcty of this country, and that before long another appeal will have to be made to the final Court of Appeal—the electorate of this country—and to ask them 'whether they will Hot iasiist that some party shall come into power capable of governing without tieatr, without favour, without being deflected on this side or that, aecctdirg to the passing interests (>f #.his or that group whether they will not inslcit that OUT national destinies shall be entrusted to some hcimogenous pa.rty whi-dl knows its mind end h,8 its pobCYffipcciJJy when that policy contains, ias ours dÜ28 now, explicitly and formally coinituins the machinery by which in matters of great moment the people, by de-reel's vote, may be consulted, so that they In tliall not be dominated even by the two Houses of Pai'iiamccit, who are their ecrvacts and their creatures?" (loud cheers).