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Mr- Asquith and Fiscalitis…

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Mr- Asquith and Fiscalitis REPLY TO MR CHAMBERLAIN, Coal and the Shipping Trade. On Saturday at the People's Palace, New- castle, a Liberal demonstration was held under the presidency of Lord Durham. There was a prowded audience, and in opening the proceed- ings the noble chairman said the Liberal Union- ist party was a house divided against itself, Mr *}hamberlain had wrecked two political parties. Let tbem not allow him to wreck the British nation. Mr Asquith said they were met to advance the principles they believed to be necessary for their National prosperity and Imperial Union. Mr Chamberlain tod them that in the last 30 years their general export trade had remained stag- nant, while at the same time there hail been an Farming increase in foreign manufactures, and that the extension' cf Colonial markets as a; source of supply and as a place for the disposal of their goods was the only remedy. Mr Cham- berlain did not say that the home trade, as ttieasnreQ by statistics of ages, was five or six times greater than the export trade. The income tax and other tests all showed a steady advance. iCheers.) The only way in which Mr Chamber- lain could plausibly make out his proposition was by omitting onr exports. But of the price of coal at the pit's mouth something like 80 per cent. should be attributed to labour. There was no other manufactured article into which labour en tered in a larger degree; moreover, half of Our coal exports were Íor tile use of our own steamships to enable them to carry on onr lucra- tive carrying trade. (Hear, hear.) In the inter- val between his visits to Glasgow and Newcastle Mr Chamberlain had discovered a new Protec- tionist paradise—Sweden—but there the cost of livi ng had increased 20 per cent., and emigra- tion by 50 per cent. He did not think the ex- ample of Sweden was likely to intiuence the work- ing men of England. (Hear, bear.) Take the case of the United States of America. The mercantile marine of America, owing to causes in connection with Protection, had dwindled until it was only about one-half. What was the result ? Other nations had to do their carrying trade. One of the great causes Why the exports ol the United States exceeded their imports was because they had to pay in the form of exports to England and other nations which did the carrying over the sea. Onr tonnage of ships in that country had increased 100 per cent. They had become on Tyneside oao of the greatest -centres of shipbuilding and repairing. The ton- nage for the T.yne had risenduring the 30 years over which his comparison extended from four and a half to eight millions, nearly 100 per cent. Was it not very odd that a great statesman should come to Tyneside and :utte.r a jeremiad on the condition of British trade and entirely ignore a great industry, which had been making Buch gigantic strides on that river-? The remedy of retaliation bad been in 99 cases out of 100 either absolutely futile or an aggravation of tho mischief it was intended to cure, Mr Chamber. lain said that goods imported into this country and which might be made at home had increased by £86.000,000" it was not true to Bav that these conld be made a3 well here. Foreign countries could make some of them better and cheaper than we co lid. One of the great advantages of Free I Trade was that it obviated our industries making I badly what other people couH make better, and I enabled ns to do better what other people did badly, and then exchange the proceeds one against the other. (Cheers.; Speaking of Liberal reforms, he said they wanted first and foremost a reconstruction of their educational system—(lou3 cheers)—from the bottom to the top, upon a just and even and democratic founda- tion, and adapted in all its stages for the reform of their trade, their country and their age. I (Cheers.) On the motion of Mr Thomas Cairns, seconded by Mr John Wilson, M.P.,{and supported by Earl Grey, M.P., a resolution was carried unani- I mously calling upon all classes to oppose the I fiscal proposals.

ECHO OF HOROS CASE.

FERN GATHERER'S FEROCITY.

HAD A SOUTH WALES BUSINESS.…

^MILITARY RAIDS. ---I

BLOOD POISONING AND AMPUTATION.

.ANOTHER MYSTERY SOLVED.

LORDGOSCHENATA DtSCOUNT.

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tThe Rammed Battleship. .

A MISERABLE TRAGEDY.

!BLAMED THE WOMAN,

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DOWIE'S TREASURE CHEST.

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ILLANDILO-ABERAYRON LINE.…

WELSH LADY'S DISTINCTION.

DILUTED WHISKY.

CHARGE OF FRAUD AT SWANSEA.

SWANSEA COMPENSATION CASES.

! ALLEGED ROBBERY AT NEWPORT.

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» POOR JOHN SMITH."

MARRIED BY FORCE.

» BUFFALO BILL " IN LUCK.

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DELEGATES IN PERIL.

JUDGE MURDERED IN COURT.

NEARLY BURNED AS A WITCH.

DRUG HABIT AMONG WOMEN.

A PHILOSOPHICAL OPINION."

FIRE-DAMP EXPLOSION.

The Divorce Court. .

AN EDINBURGH BURGLARY.

PROFESSIONAL MUTILATORS.

LAND OF WILD BEASTS.

A MOVING STAIRCASE.

FIREMAN'S TERRIBLE FALL

JUDGE AND SOLICITOR.

HOTEL FORTELEPHONE GIRLS,