MR ASQUITH. Free Trade Maintained. HECKLERS AND HOME RULE. "FEATHER-HEADED PROPHETS." Prime Minister occupied the eve of the in East Fife by addressing meetings at J>|^CeS alonS the southern shore of the Firth of At N ewburgh, in the far west corner of the jonstituency, there was a crowded and en- thusiastic gathering of electors.1 Mr Asquith said We are now more than railway through the General Election, and jbere are some confident, and 1 think rather **»therheaded,prophets who areinakingpredic- tions as to what the general result is going to I am not going to follow their example •HI we are nearer in sight of the end, but I would refer to features of the election which Me already settled, and which no subsequent pollings can possibly in any substantial degree modify or alter. I notice that the other night > distinguished speaker on the Tory side (Mr Walter Long) had the hárclihood-I might almost c all it the magnificentbardihood-totell meeting in Wiltshire that we were now Witnessing the death struggle of Free Trade. (Laughter.) Well, let us see how Free Trade has fared in that death struggle which the im- agination of Mr Long has ben good enough and creative enough to perceive. London, it is wue, has spoken with a divided voice, and what we call the bOlIDe counties immediately round. London have to a large extent returned to the region of Toryism from which in 1906 they were shaken because they could not stand the rtrarn and the stress of the ineptitude and the 'tapotence of their Tors Government. (Cheers.) Voice of Industry. But if we look to the industrial districts of Oreat Britain, outside of Birmingham and Liverpool and perhaps Nottingham, we see libat they have with a degree of emphasis and decisiveness which it is impossible to question or to challenge, pronounced against that thing called Tariff Reform and in favour of Free Tt-ade. (Cheers.) If we look to Laccashire, the teat of the great cotton industry which we were told a few years ago was languishing under Free Trade, the votes of those engaged in that industry have been re- inforced as they were by the votes of another great industry—the mining industry—em- phatically for Free Trade. (Cheers.) A little further North, in my own native county of Yorkshire, which is the seat and centre of the woollen industry, also of a large mining dtecnct, we See the same verdict, if possible, will more emphatically delivered, and I observe that lathe West Riding they finished off a Rood week's work on Saturday by sending back to London, I think, the chief apostle of Tariff Reform in the lecture-room and the *"ress -with a majority against him of some- ™ing like two to one. (Laughter and cheers.) Further North stall.—in Northumberland and Darha.m-and in the industrial districts of Scotland which have already polled, we see precisely the same phenomenon, and, if pos- MMe, still moreble is it to notice how geeat ports, the centres of shipbuilding and ♦tapping, had declared in the same sense, w we look on the Bast coast we shall find the ttumber, the Tees, the Tyne, the Forth, and thè Tay, all for Free Trade, and if we loofT on 1he West coast we should find an equally strik- tog manifestation in the same sense on the ^jj^of the Clyde and the BrigUd Channel. Overwhelming. So that the death struggle of Free Trade, Much Mr Long was able to depict for his own insolation and that of his friends, when it eameø to be looked at a little more closely, is 8een to be a decisive wing pronounce- ment on the part of the great industrial dis- ttfcts of this ooootry in favour of the mainte- of our present fiscal system. (Cheers.) 4knd these arethemcp who are actulhr engaged Jtttbe mdustnee which Free Trade is sop- iMaed to threaten. Those are the men whom We we told by having foreign goods dumped ™to tiie market are unable to nfnumfaip them- ■ww and their trade against the stress of foreign importation these are the meai who are being handicapped by foreign tariffs in the neutral markets of the world. These are the men in these ports who bcod- ling the goods, the exports and impoite, and they have deitveped Miat i nuiliiitji verdict against any revival of Protection. That is one Rreat feature of the election which nothing can qualify. (Cheers.) There is aaoiber one which I oas perhaps more direct application. There is ^extraordinary solidity of Scotland- (Cheers.) I e I am right in saying that but for a jeat which was thrown amy in Glasgow through a split Free Trade vote we Tipw have Scotland in as good a position slSctcraOy at Westminster as we were when We reached the Ugh water mark pf Scottish liberalism tow years ago. (Cheers.) The Haofcetr Again. gaeuwLUjj 'of mile on liberal ntne^pisB. Beiqg asked If be wooidptedselBmseS to the ■principle of the retention of ibe Irish members it W. Mr Aspriftarid, I am not Toing to enter into any de&utts with regard to A Home Bale BBl." Was Mr Asquilh aware thrit Mr (Ba&ifcane declared that It passed the wit of mem to ieviae any Mbote by which tbatcoadd be oatt Mr iflqaith: lAont think he used any ex- pression of the kind in that connection. A heckler asked if the right hen. gentleman was in favour of wtcwudnm. Mr Asquith There are great fascinations to the architect of poHttea) schemes in the idea of the referendum At one time I was bitten by Jfc. bat the more one thinks oi it and sees otf it ra other cocxnteiea the more impractacabie and able to oar British conditions doss it Appear to me to be. QaestioDed about the details of the Hnane aule Bill far Ireland, Mr Asqnith 88id t- I have laid down two principles which cover the whole ground. You moot set op, if yon are going to have a satisfactory sotoraon of this question, a body which will have fall powers of self government in purely Irish > afiairs. That wotdd not include control of the fiscal question. As far as this country is concerned, whatever body you set up, we must maintain in the Imperial Parliament aDd Imperial Qcwiimieat here absolutely unquestioned authority over everything else. Asked about Home Rule for Scotland, Mr Asquith replied: I have been always in favour of Home Rule for Scotland. Years-aaod years I said so. The Heckler Would it not be a good thing to couple it with the Irish Bill ? Mr Asquith One thing at a time. A vote of confidence was passed by a large majority. At another meeting an elector asked, Are you still in favour of granting Home Rule to Mthmd by instalments ? Mr Asquith I am not sure I ever used that resøion. I am in favour of granting to Ire- a full measure of self-government in rela- wen to purely Irish affaire—subject to the un- faapaired supremacy of the Imperial Parlia- ment and the Imperial Government.
A PORT TALBOT HOME." At Aberavon (County) Police Court on Mon- Henry Jones, labourer, Gwarycaeau, Fort Talbot, was charged with neglecting his three children. Mr E. T. Evans prosecuted oh behalf of the N.S.P.C.C., and said defendant bad iU-treated his wife and had brought the home to a lamentable.. condition. Inspector Best said he found the children badly clad and the woman ill. The same night he again visited the house and found defendant drunk and the place strewn with broken things. The wife complained that defendant had assaulted her. In an empty room he found 14 empty quart beer bottles and 10 empty whiskey and brandy bottles. He took the children to the Cottage Homes and the woman to the Workhouse. The Bench said the case was a very bad one, and sentenced defendant to three months' im- prisonment, with hard labour.
BEDWELLTY DISTRICT COUNCIL a meeting of the Bedwellty Council on *onday at New Tredegar, Mr Henry Popepre- "J^ig, the Surveyor submitted an estimate a new fire station at Aberbargoed to cost *500- A letter was read from the New Trede- car Chamber of Trade asking that. no lavish Qpenditurc should be incurred for the fire station at Aberbargoed. Councillor W. Bufton ■ pointed out that the are stations at New Tredegar and Blackwood only cost £200 each, and had been built out of current rate. He was opposed to the idea of applying for a loan. Councillor Godwin sup- ported the idea, of applying for a loan, as this would lead to a Government inquiry and give the New Trcdegar Chamber of Trade an oppor- IWnity to object. It was decided to adjourn the matter for a TOonth.—Councillor Lewis Watkins, MJE., Aber- bargoed, protested against this waste of time. The matter had been decided upon two months algo after being in abeyance for nearly two years, and now that it had been de- cided upon there were both inside and outside the Council spirits moving to prevent Aberbargoed having the station. As a protest against such frivolous waste of time he would leave the meeting, as he had something better to do with his time. Aberbargoed had several large institutions, and IIOOn there would be a new County School to cost but there was no provision what- ever if a flre occurred. Mr Watkins then left tie Council Chamber. A letter was read from Dr. W. W. Evans ask- ÍDg the Council to accept his resignation as Jnedical officer of health not later than June. 30th next. It was decided to accept the resig- nation, but Alderman N. Phillips and others expressed regret that Dr. Evans wished to Retire, and hoped that he would reconsider his decision.
MWil}iam Baker (35), a tramp, succumbed on **onday at the Pontypridd Workhouse Inflr- to burns sustained at a cabin at the pit- of the Glamorgan Collieries, Lhvynypia, he 9.nd a fellow-wanderer had gone to for the night last week. The clothing of fyfcer became ignited, and he was burnt badly thojkead and on his hands.
MR BALFOUR. Tariff Reform Inevitable. THE SECOND CHAMBER. Navy Warning. Mr Balfour addressed a crowded meeting in the Corn Exchange, Haddington, on Monday, in support of the candidature of Mr B. Hall- Blyth, the opponent of Mr Haldane for the representation of East Lothian, where polling begins this morning. Mr Balfour. who was accorded an extra- ordinarily enthusiastic reception, said that all of them., whatever thleir opinions might be, re- joiced that the Minister for War had been re- stored to health. (Cheers.) Speaking on Saturday Mr Haldane had thrown out a chal- lenge to him to state specifically what was the question which voters ought to consider on going to the poll. He had no difficulty what- ever in meeting that challenge. The primary question before the country at this moment was the Budget. (Cheers.) The Budget, be it good or bad, had certainly on great defect- it did not happen to supply the financial needs of the country. (Cheers.) The Lords, rightly or wrongly, held that the Budget, con- taining as it did principles of far-reaching novelty, should be referred to the country, and the country was now being consulted but behind that question was the further question, Ought the House of Lords to have submitted the point to the country ? Were they justified by Constitutional principles T He had no hesitation whatever in answering those questions in the affirmative. (Cheers.) His view of the position of the House of Lords he had stated with elaboration in his election address. Briefly in matters financial the House of Lords avowedly played a second part in his opinion. The House of Lords did not interfere with the general financial policy of the country. That was not its normal business. Secondly, the House of Lords had no voice in the financial administration of the country. Thirdly, the House of Lords could not deal with money Bills with the same freedom with which they could deal with other legislation, and finally the. House of Commons was the Chamber which 1 settled uncontrolled by the House of Lords our financial system. That was a summary of his own position taken by a critic from former speeches of his (Mr and he was now charged with inconsistency with regard to his attitude on the question of the House of Lords. The House of Lords was, of courseysubordinate, but the question arose, was it wise to carry that subordination further tha, it was carried to-day ? House of Lords Subordinate. His view was that the House of Lords, being very subordinate in matters of finance^ had yet still one power which it would be madness for this country to take from it—the power, he meant, in rare cases of appealing to the people themselves, (Cheers.) If that power really re- sided in the Second Chamber the present occa- sion was not only an occasion on which they were justified but an occasion on which they were bound to exercise it. (Cheers.) Of course it was not a power which should-be rashly, recklessly, or foolishly employed; it was not a power for every day use but it was a power which no serious student of politics wished to withdrawfrom our Second Chamber. (Cheers.) By its withdrawal they might see the most monstrous injustices, as he thought them, carried out by .the House of Commons. (Hear, hear.) But public attention could not be foeussed on one question alone. As the Budget was the primary issue so Tariff Re- form, as its only alternative, logically and inevitably entered into the arguments of the conflict. He was not going to dwell in detail upon Tariff Reform, but he proposed to deal with the argument which was playing an im- portant part in the controversy, that imports paid for exports. Of course broadly speaking, that statement was roughly true. But it was a book- keeping statement, and did not go to the root of the matter at all. It did not touch the essence of Tarff Reform, The argument of these critics was that if imports were taxed exports would be stopped, because the two always balanced each other. Those who used that argument ought to look in the first place at the lessons of experience. There was not a single nation which had im- posed tariff in which both imports and exports had not. increased. (Cheers.) The book-keeping problemrremai ned and remained true. The ex- planation that,as Tariff Reformers believed and preached, the result of Tariff Reform was to increase the effective productive power of the nation. (Cheers.) Exports and imports would still balance each other, but both would be increased. (Cheers.) The Prime Minister, he thooght, spoke with all respect under some extraordinary hallucination on this point. He had not attempted to get at the root of the matter. Mr Asquith said if we exported machinery it was paid for in goods: what could be better ? It was better that the machinery should be kept and used at home. (Cheers.,) My view of Tariff Reform, said. Mr Balfour, is that it is a metbuod for increasing the commercial activity and,productivity of the-coantry. (Cheers.) The Future. I gather, he proceeded; that there is-small probability that the party to which I belong will be a majority over the Irish and the Radical-Socialist party in the new JIoose of Connnoma, and therefore 1 presume that, while this House of Commons lasts, the prin- ciples of Tariff Reform will not be those which will regulate the framing of the next Budget, but it is more certain than ever to my mind thafcTariff Reform is absolutely inevitable. (Cheers.) I make that prophecy upon the natere of things. This Badgetis "not going to give us the money even for a starved Navy or for any of those shadowy projects of social re- form of which we have heard so much. What is called the old system of finance has broken down. (Cheers.) He was aIDMed, pro- ceeded Mr BaJfoor, at the levity with which his Majesty's Government threw down before the people of the country in casual phrases subjects which they knew could not be dis- cussed by the electorate, which was deeply interested in other problems, bat which yet toaehfd the very vital central interests of the whole community, and affected the future, not merely of the United Kingdom, bat of the Empire, and of generations yet unborn. Among these momentous questions were the destruction of the House of Lords and Home Rule. Home Rule was a qaestion of profound constitutional importance, and a constitu- tional change of such intrinsic magnitude was not a chhange which ought to be made hastily or rashly, or behind the backs of the people of this country without their full cognisance and full consent. (Cheers.) Whether Home Role was right or wrong, it was wrong that the House of Commons should, by a resolution, be enabled to bring that change about. The Prime Minister's Albert Hall refer- ence to Home Rule had been interpreted in Ire- land as a promise to bring in a Home R1ile Bill as soon as the Government had made it impossible for the House of Lords to refer that Bill to the country, two of the Liberal party had given an entirely different version of it. Mr Pease had declared that po pledge had been given, and Mr Fuller had declared that he disapproved of the only kind of Home Role which the Irish people would accept. Was not that a proof of the-levity of mind of .which he had spobp. ? National Defence. National defence was another of the ques- tions which could not be kept out of tbe present range of controversy—(bear, bea;r)- because the Government had not done its duty in that respect. We should insist, said Mr Bal- fouiv OD 811 immense accretion to* oar naval strength so as to put all these fears of wars, of invasions, of interference with commerce and interference with diplomacy on one side for ever. (Cheers.) I have been attacked by members of the Government for whom I have regard I have been attacked by Sir Edward Grey for dealing with the Navy in what he calls a party spirit. Nothing has ever been fur- ther from my thoughts. I will serve anything to find the machinery by which the Navy could be kept outside and above party. (Cheers.) I have never found that machinery, btrfcjie went on, we have never attempted to make party capital but of foreign affairs, out of the Army affairs, or out of Navy affairs but we have been driven in the matter of the Navy. (Cheers.) To say that in our judg- ment the present Government since they came into office have not realised the magnitude of tbe duty thrown upon every Government—that of seeing in the sea sur- rounding our shores, in the seas through which our commerce passes, the British flag shall be supreme. (Cheers.) We left them an over- whelming fleet. We left thefa a programme of construction, which, if it had steadily and un- swervingty and courageously carried out, would, I belie have saved millions-of money to the taxpwyers øf this counter, and an untold anxiety to tlaoe responsible for our national safety. (Chews.)
SPANISH WINE YIELD. According to an American Consular report- from Seville concerning the Spanish wine industry, the grape crop of 1909 throughout Western Andalusia for the production of wine did not prove to be as abundant as was ex- iwtAd The total area of vintage for this Section 0f Spain is 87,401 acres, which produced in 1908 14,693,166 gallons of wine, while this season only 12,302,417 gallons were produced, a decrease of 2,390,743 gaSons. The amount of alcohol contained m the common red wines this season is about the same as last, saryll to 12 per cent., and m the white wmes 10-fco 14 per cent. ^——«»
FOMENTED BY STUDENTS. St Petersburg, Monday.—A telegram of yesterday's date from New Bukhara, a Russian town in Central Asia, states the last two days serious collisions have been taking-place on religious grounds between Sunnis and Shiahs. There bave been several casualties on either side Several Persian shops have been plun- dered. The telegram adds tbe instigators of the disturbances are Sunny students, who move in bodies through the streets seeking for Shiahs and Persian officials. The Government of Ehatate have taken decisive measures to restore order.—Reuter.
I TIME AND TIDE. THE MAD HATTER Th.G tide's going down, my lord THE PEE R Yes, but it's not going down fast enough or far enough to be much use to us. Cartoon by Sir F. C. Gould. (By permission of the Proprietors of the Westminster Gazette.*
MEMENEIM Marooned Mariners FROM PORT TALBOT. SKELETONS ON AN ISLAND.' The Pacific liner Oreoma on Monday landed at Liverpool the erew of the London-owned sailing vessel Deccan, wrecked near Cape Horn, who told aterriblestorv of hardship and priva- tion. The Deccan left Port Talbot in August last with coal for South American ports, and met with a aeries of misfortunes. When near Cape Horn the master was taken so ill that he had to be landed at Port Stanley, and soon after leaving that portfire broke out on board, only being extinguished aftersome hours' hard work. The voyage was again resumed, but heavy seas were encountered, and the Deccan was driven on an island and wrecked, breaking up within 15 minutes. The small boats were badly damaged, and could only be kept afloat with difficulty, while there had been no time to provision them. At last a small sandy beach was reached, which proved to be on the Island of Tierra del Fuego, and here the crew remained marooned for 13 days, with rain and sleet pouring down almost incessantly,and nothing but mosses and shell fish for their food. Exploring the island the men found several human skeletons lying close to a pile of mnssel shells, indicating that shipwrecked men had previously perished there. They were eventu- ally rescued by a whaler, and taken to Punta Arenas,
ABERGAVENNY DIVORCE CASE. In the Divorce Division onAtonday .before the President (Sir J. Bigham). the undefended suit of Harris v. Harris and Allen came on for hear- ing. Mr Frampton appeared for the petitioner, Mr Montague Wm. James Harris, an auctioneer, of Abergavenny, who asked for a divorce from his wife on the ground of her a with George. AUen, a stable manager, of the Tre- degar Ironworks. Petitioner stated- that he-was married to the respondent oxi ftie lSfcb December, 1898, at M, Paul's, Aberkaveuuy, and there were three children, of the marriage. They lived happily together until May; 1907, when his wife's man- ner changed towards him. He had known tbe en co-respondeiit Allen. In February, 1908, his little boy handed him a letter in his wife's handwriting regretting that she could not keen an appointment with the co-respondent. That was the first occasion he had any suspicion. His solicitors wrote to Allen, but no answer was received. Petitioner lived with her till February, 1909, when on a Sunday she said she was going out to church. On that occasion he followed her, and found that she had not gone in the direction of Christ Church, their usual church. He overtook her and asked where she was going. She replied that she intended to go to St. Mary's. He saw her into tbe chuwb and went in the direction she had come and found the co-respondent coming along. He then wired to her mother, who came the next day. In March she issued a summons against him, but it was withdrawn. He wrote and asked her to return to him, butafterwazds found that Allen was visitinu her. Evidence was called from Ampthill to show that the co-respondent visited the respondent at Ampthill, Bedfordshire, where the two were seen together. Mr Stndman, an auctioneer, of Ampthill, said the co-respondent wrote him from Tredegar Ironworks about taking a home, and a house was found in Arthur-street. He said a friend would call, and that was re- spondent. A solicitor's clerk said when the citations were served both respondent and co- respondent said they were not going to His Lordship granted a decree nisi with costs.
NEATH DESERTION CHARGE.1 At Neath on Monday J. Williams, canvasser, Prospect-place. Neath, was summoned bv his wife, Elizabeth Williams, for desertion. Com- plainant said that she married defendant in July, 1907. At that time she was a widow with four children. Since then defendant went away on two occasions to America, the second time without her knowledge. He' remained away about eight months. During that ttme he had not sent her any money. A previous summons was withdrawn on his promising to maintain. her. He bad been convicted for assaulting her. tn cross-examination, complainant admitted that defendant had asked her several times to come and live with him. Defendant said he had not deserted his wife. He had been at all times ready to live with her. He admitted having written a letter, in which he said he would come home to bury his wife, and hoped it would be soon. (Laugh ter.) The Bench adjourned the case for a-month to enable the defendant to provide a proper home for his wife and children.
DESPISE AND LOATH ME." ffln th COurt-on Monday MrsJ essamine Hyacinthe Cfevrk was granted a decree nisi on the ground of the desertion and adultery of her husband, Mr Sidney Clark, a doctor, who had practised in Leeds. Counsel for petitioner said the parties were married in 1898. In October, 1906, the husband left his-wife, stating he was going to Sunbury. He did not return, and the wife subsequently received a letter from him in which he said: I Despise and loath me as I loath myself. I have gone out of this place with Mrs Bentiey and her son, who is my son. She will end it if I do not take her, and I cannot let the boy die. I want you to have a divorce and despise me. You w £ U never suffer more than I do. Counsel said Mrs BentieV, the wife of a Leeds chemist, was the lady with whom adultery was alleged.
TROUT FROM CARDIFF. Birmingham numbers its anglers by tens of thousands, and the corporation are not back- ward in making provision for the bent of so many of its residents. Some time ago they stocked the man Valley waters with trout, and hundreds of Birmingham citizens took ad- vantage of the facilities afforded of fishing the waters. The corporation reservoir at Wbitacre was similarly dealt with, and when it was pointed out that the spring-fed pool in Ward End Park was e muted to trout raising the City Council decided to obtain 200 young trout from Cardiff. If the proves successful the pool will in due course beopened to the-public for angling purposes.
BEDWAS ELECTOR ZEAL. There was a notable incident in the South jMonmouth polling at Bedwas on Friday, an injured colytet- being carried on a stretcher to the polling booth in order to record his vote. He sustained the injury some time ago. He was carried from his residence, a distance of about half a mile, under the supervision of several qualified ambulance men.
John Berry, of Penmark, a porter employed at the Victoria Hotel, Barry Dock, was on Monday engaged in scbtching a waggon wheel in the hotel yard when a puncheon of spirits rolled off the waggon and crushed his left leg. He was conveyed to the Town Accident Hospital.
Canadian Disaster. HEAVY DATH ROLL. Y- Ottawa, Monday.—While the official report gives the fatalities in the Canadian Pacific wreck near Sudbury at 30 and the injured as 42, it is almost certain that 70 lives were sacri- ficed in the disaster. Twenty-five or more bodies will never be identified, as they were burned beyond recognition in the second half of the second-class car, which remained on the bridge and was burned. The other half of the car toppled over the steep embankment into the river and the occupants were drowned. A first-class car, containing probably 40 pas- sengers, was also submerged, and only three of the occupants are known to have escaped. Tbe dining-car also crashed into tbe river. The sleeping-car remained upturned on tbe bank. The only eye-witness of the scene was a contractor, who is building a bridge over Spanish Biver, near by. He describes as har- rowing the shrieks and cries of the helpless foreigners, who were being burned to death in the second-class car, mingled with the occasional feeble yells from the drowning pas- sengers in the two other cars which were sub- merged. Reynolds, the conductor of the train, per- formed heroic work in rescuing the passengers from the dining-car. He broke through the roof and hauled out several passengers. Strenuous efforts were made by the railway company to raise the submerged cars, but the work was impeded by a fierce snowstorm. A formal statement issued by the company during the night admits 31 deaths. This number, howfever," it adds, may be in- creased by later advices as the work of ex- tricating the first-class car from the river is not completed, and it is feared that more bodies may be found in the submerged car. Most of the victims of the. accident," the statement explains, met ,their death by drowning, nine died of injuries received by the second-class car colliding with the bridge. Twenty injured are in hospital at Sudbury." The cause of the disaster is being investi- gated. Many bodies have been washed away1 under the ice, and may* perhaps never be. Jer covered. Two Catholic priests and a Pre$by? terian minister are among the lost.—Reutef.:
MISLAID RUSSIAN GUNS. St. Petersburg, Monday.—Some months ago several new guns, each worth about LW,009 sterling were dispatched from St. Petersburg to Vladivostock, but tailed to reach the com- mander of the citadel who awaited their arrival. Accordihg to a remarkable story which now reaches here by mail, the guns were quite recently found by a soldier in the course of- a walk along the sea shore close to Vladivostock, their carriage being embedded in the nmd. The soldier reported the matter to his officer and the guns were quickly removed, but were found to be in a worthless condition, having lain for months where they were apparently unloaded. It is alleged that this is not the first instance of artillery going astray and that entire batteries have disappeared at Sevastopol.—Central News.
BANDITS' ESCAPE. Lisbon, &m"y.-The brigand chief Toton, who was arrested with nine of his band six months ago, managed to escape from Cartagena Prison during the night. He rAade aliolein the roof on the west side of the building over- looking some thick woods, and by means of rope sheets he and the other nine bandits es- caped. The sentry's repeated frring raised the alarm, and the guards were sent in pursuit. They returned unsuccessful, however, the brigands having taken refuge in the mountains. The whole population of the district is in panic, as the band had committed many cruel deeds in their various pillaging raids.
BOMBS BY POST CASE. —— I At Bow-street on Monday Sir Albert De Rut- zen gave his decision in the case of Dr. Martin Ekenberg, the Swedish scientist, charged with attempted murder by sending explosive par- cels through the post to Sweden. The magis- trate said he had carefully considered all the points of the defence, and although they were of some importance they did not affect the facts of the case. He, therefore, committed the accused for extradition.
COLLISION IN THE CHANNEL. On Monday the St. Ives steamship Treve- tboe, which left Barry on Saturday, returned in a greatly damaged state and reported having been in collision Off Hartland Point, on the previous night, with the German steamer SVascati, bound from Hamburg to Barry, light. The Trevethoe was damaged on the starboard quarter, and when she arrived had 7ft. of water in the forepeak. Immediately after docking the work of discharging the cargo was com- menced prior to repairs bemg undertaken by the Barry GravingDock and Engineering Cotn- pany, Limited. It appears that when theTreve- tboe fell in with the Frascati, the latter vessel was at anchor, having exhausted her coal supply. She was signalling for assistance and when approaching the Frascati the Trevethoe was carried by a huge sea against the bows of the latter. The Frascati was afterwards taken in tow by another steamer to Barry.
A RARE DISEASE. At Westminster on Monday an inquest was held on Mary Louise Maxbeim, aged 41, a mantle • hand, lately employed at Messrs Taquin's, of Berkeley-street, W. The evidence showed that on Friday two police officers visited the premises to see tbe deceased, and after an interview with tbe officers she ran upstairs to her work, and immediately fainted. Death took place before a doctor could^be summoned. Dr. Freyfeerger, who made an autopsy, said death was due to hemorrhage of the brain, while deceased was suffering from &rather pecuftar disease known as echmococcus. The disease was uncommon in this country, but was well known in France. It could be con- tracted from bad meat. It was stated that the deceased had worked in her ompleyers, puri, shop. A verdict of Death from natural cause, was returned.
RAID ON A CLUB. Sir Albert de Rutzen on Monday had before him at the Bow-street Police Court 28 defendants, including four women, who were arrested as principals or freq of an alleged gaming club in Bed Lion-street, Holbom, in consequence of a raid made upon the house by the police in the early hours of yesterday morning. The defendants were mostly aliens, and the Court interpreter's services had to be requisi- tioned during the hearing of evidence. Superintendent Cameron, who organised the raid, gave formal evidence of arrest, and on the application of Mr Muskett, who represented the police authorities, 19 of the defendants were bound over, and tbe nine others, who were said to be th<r principals, were remanded on bail. i
South Wales Goal Trade. ANTHRACITE MWERS. Threatened Serious Trouble. The monthly meeting of the Anthracite miners was held on Saturday, at the Grosvenor Hotel, Swansea, under the presidency of Coun- cillor T. Morris, Garnant, who had been elected chairman of tbe association far the forthcom- ing year Mr Wm. LJoyd (Ystalyfera) was also elected vice president.. The discussion on the, new agreement brought up tbe question of division of the bottus torn, and it waa areed that tbe division of the week be one and one-fifth for every nigbttnm worked, and that the agreement be not-ratified unless this was conceded. At three collieries out of the 83, it was reported, this has been conceded. The enginemen and stokers' question was further considered, and it was reported the matter had been before the Executive Council at Cardiff, and that the Council had decided to submit the grievances to the Joint Board with a view to getting a joint committee ap- pointed to deal with grievances of this elass of men before the new agreement is signed. Failing the removal of the grievanees the engine men and stokers will. it is stated, I present general notices in the anthracite dis- trict, and the anthracite coalfield will be rendered idle. With regard to Port Henry Colliery, the agent, Mr I. D. Morgan, reported that at this colliery, which had 375 men idle for five months, one price list had been arranged, but they had failed to come to an agreement with regard to the other. With regard to the dispute at Cross Hands about payment for clods, which had been in dispute for six months,it was stated that it had now been finally settled. Notices against non-Unionists that were pre- sented at Diihvyn Colliery, Seven Sisters, have proved effective, the men having joined the Federation. At Owencbraeth Colliery the men are inow working out notices against working with non-Unionists, but it was anticipated these men would fall intd Ipw witbout stoppage cif w, MEN'S AGtNT k msomrms. A meeting of the East Glamorgan miners was held at the dive Arms Hotel, Caerphilly, on Monday, Mr John Jones, Bedwas, presiding. There were also present Messrs Henry Richards, district secretary; and William Thomas, treasurer. The agent, Councillor Hubert Jenkins, reported that the difficulty respect- ing the payment for double shift at the Pen- twyn Collery had been satisfactorily settled. Mr Jenkins regretted to report he had had occasion to attend three inquests arising out of fatal accidents at the Windsor Colliery, Aber, during the month. One of the cases proved conclusively that the time had come to put an end to the system of sub-eontraefcing. He had been negotiating with the management for some time on the question, but now it was time for the men to take action. The agent regretted that a breakage of machinery at the Windsor Colliery would probably render that colliery idle for a few weeks. He was pleased, however, that arrange- ments had been made for temporary double shift in the 4ft. seam, which would find employ- ment for the whole of the colliers. The management would also endeavour to find employment for the repairers and day age men. Speaking in reference to the negotiat ions which had been commenced as to the f, ure Conciliation Board agreement, Mr Jenkintwax- pressed the hope that they would be success- ful. He, however, confessed that at present they were nearly as far apart as the North and South Poles. In the negotiations an effort would have to be made to get the owners' re- presentatives to admit the right of the work- men to live. In order to live the men required a living wage. That principle was practically embodied in the whole proposals as submitted by the workmen's representatives.
LLAHELLY LAW SUiT. In the Chancery Division on Monday (-before Justice Joyce) Mr liftood, in the case of Lewis v. Mercer, which was second in the warrant list, asked that, if possible, a date-shouad be fixed for the hearing. The parties hailed from Llanelly, and there were several witnesses. The Judge inquired if Wednesday would suit. Mr Christopher James, who appeared on the other side, suggested Thursday next, and it was agreed to take action that day subject to anything part heard.
DEFIANT CHIEf RABBI. Copenhagen, Monday. An extraordinary situation has arisen here out of a dispute between Dr. Lewenstein, Chief Rabbi of Den- mark, and the Jewish Board of Management. A week or two ago an open rupture occurred, owing to the Chief Rabbi's refusal to admit Christians who might be converted into Juda- ism. The Board thereupon suspended Dr. Lewenstein from hisduties. and forbade him to exercise his priestly functions at the Syna- gogue. Dr. Lewenstein, howeuer, declined to abide by this-decision. The Board then dis missed Dr. Lewenstein, and appointed Dr. Sehornstein Chief Rabbi in his place. Yes- terday Dr, Lewenstein, defying the Board, appeared at the Synagogue in his robes, per- sisted in conducting the service, and in the course of his sermon delivered a sharp attack, on the Board of Management and the congre- gation. The new Chief Rabbi, desirous of avoiding a scandal, refrained from interfering.
HAMMERED THE DOOR AND THEN THE LANDLORD. At Llanelly on Monday John P.,fmlandkrd of the Bryn-terrace Hotel, Llanelly, sum- moned Frederick Evans, Bryn-terrace, for assaulting him on January 8th, and also-for committing wilful damage to a door. Mr T. R. Ludford, who represented the plaintiff, said that after stop-tap defendant, hawing hammered at the door- of the hotel, struck the plaintiff-wbo vvmtout to see wbat was the matter—in the face with a hammer. A fineof 92 inclusive was imposed, and defendant was- also ordered to pay 5s in respect ofthe dvxaege. to the door.
BUILTH WELLS IAltÆ CNÆ. At Btdlfch Wells on Monday Edward Price "Morgan, ey House, Rhayader, and Mere- dith Powell, Owmdantddwr Arms Inn, Mbaya- der, wezc- summoned for trespassing in pursuit of game on Vrondorddu Farm, laonwrthol, on the 17th ult. Defendants were also summoned for killing a pheasant without game licences. Mr Gwynne Vaughan, Bnilth Wells,- appeared on behalf of the prosecution, and Mr Powell Careless, Uandrmdod Wells, defended. The Bencb fined defendan.t.s £1. inclusms, for the trespass, and £ 3 and lis 2d costs each for kill- ing the bird without licences.
The third annual Juvenile Eisteddfod at Cwmaman, under the auspices of the proposed Cottage Hospital Committee, was held on Saturday in the Public Hall, Cwmaman. The president for the day was Councillor T. L. Davies, manager of the Forchaman Colliery, and the conductor the Rev. D. Silyn Evans, Siloa, Aberdare. The affair wswvcry «*iccessfnL
MR LLOYD GEORGE Exposes Tory Tyranny. "NO MORE NONSENSE." Stupid Arrogance." Mr Lloyd George on Monday addressed an. audience of about 6,000 people connected with the mining district of Alfreton, Derbyshire, who gathered within a specially-erected and spacious marquee to listen to the speaker on behalf of Mr John George Hancock, Liberal and Labour candidate for Mid-Derbyshire. A heavy fall of snow, making the roads ankle deep in slush, did not prevent a large audience collected from miles around taking up their places an hour and a half before the time for the proceedings. Mr Lloyd George, who met with a fine recep- tion, addressed the meeting while standing on the chairman's taWe. He commenced by re- marking that the moment he arrived there he discovered that they in Derbyshire did not need the importation of any enthusiasm from Wales or anywhere else. The coal of Liberal enthusiasm in Derbyshire burnt as brightly arid warmly as the poor old Welsh coal— (cheers)—and he simply came there to-day to invoke their aid in the great struggle in front of them to conclude the triumph they were marching to. (Loud cheers.) We have already, he went on. had a victory that is assured. All wo want is that you should help to swell it. I find by the figures to-night that we already have got a majority in th House of Commons of eighty—(cheers)—and even the Daily Telegraph "—(booing)—admits that probably before this week is out the majority will be 125. (Cheers.) I find a great effort is made by the Tory Press and Tory speakers to prove that the Liberal majority of 125 is a great Tory victory. (Laughter.) Well, I hope they will have many more such victories. (Cheers.) The more the merrier. I wonder hów they demonstrate that it is a Tory victory. You look at all the great majorities of the last generation, and you will find that it compares favourably with them. But take, if you like, the Liberal majority of 1868—the great Gladstone majority, the majority that put in power and supported in power the greatest Liberal Administration that this coimtry haa ever seen. (A Voice Up to now and laughter). Well, mod-ty prevents my bring- ing the present Administration into compari- son I mean before the present Administra- tion. (Loud cheers.) At any rate it was. a Parliament that initiated and carried through more important Liberal reforms than any Par- liament that preceded it. Greater Than in 1868. The Liberal majority then was 116. Accord- ing to the Telegraph we are going to have 125. Well now take the Tory majority of 1874. which put Mr Disraeli in power, which kept him in power for six years, which enabled him to do more mischief than probably any Ministry except the last Tory Administration. (Laugh- ter.) That majority was, I think, one of 98— that is 30 less than the" Daily Telegraph" gives us for the victory. Take the Unionist victory of 1886, which kept them in power for six years. The majority then I think was 115, and the Khaki majority of 1900 was only 134. Very well, compared with these majorities we have got a strong, firm, substantial victory. (Cheers, and a Voice And look at the men.") Ah, if you look at the quality of the men you can doubt the figures. Well, now, that is not all you look at. The majority of votes recorded all coaBts. (A Voice Look at your own majority," and cheers.) Not bad. (More cheers.) Lock at the majority of votes in Great Britain, be. cause I want you to bear in mind that there have been very few contests in Nationalist Ire- land. The Nationalists in Ireland have returned their men practically without a contest, so that the majorities are British majorities, and the British majorities for the Liberals stand to- night at the gigantic figure of 240,000 votes— is, a majority of 3,000 for each man of the 80. Now that is a very substantial ma- jority. In 1874 the Tories got in with a majority of over 90, although they had a minority of votes in the country. In 1886 they had barely a majority of votes, and even in 1900 the majority, I believe, was not equal to the majority we have already had. (Cheers.) Strong Body of Opinion. So that it is a satisfaction to know that not merely have we amajority of 80, which is likely to aweU into 120, but we have got behind it a strong body of. opinion, and that is going to count an count seriously, because when they come to fighting our measures they will realise that our majority is not one which is dependent upon the whim of 15, 20 and 100. (Cheers.) But they say that after all it is what they call a composite majority. (Laughter.) It is not merely Liberal, it is Labour. (Cheers.) Well, I am on a Labour platform to-night, I think, supporting a Labour candidate. They have supported me steadily throughout. On the Budget I had no better supporters, and I am proud to be on the ^iaiform with them to-night. (Cheers.) They also say, It is not merely Labour, you have the Irish Nationalists supporting you it is a composite majority." Well, I remember another composite majority. It came in in 1886. There was Mr Chamber- lain—(booing)—who kept the Tory party in power. Lord Salisbury was at the head of the party, and he only a few months before that had called Mr Chamberlain Jack Cade." (Laughter.) Who was another member of that composite party ? Mr Goschen, whom Mr Chamberlain had called the skeleton at the feast." (Laughter.) Who was the other mem- ber of that party—it was the Marquis of Ha.rt- ington. whom Mr Chamberlain had called Rip Van Winkle." (Much laughter.) Who was the other member of that party—it was Lord Randolph Churchill, whose head Mr Chamber- lain had tried to smash just a few months be- fore that in the Astonriots, and this crowd who had been calling each other names, who had been slandering each other, and trying to half murder each other, they formed what was called the Unionist party. It was the greatest joke of modern times. You had the most "motley, mixed crowd that ever formed a party. You had at one end an extreme Orangeman, the then Duke of Norfolk. (Laughter.) You had a nobleman like the Marquis of Salisbury, and extreme Radicals like Mr Chamberlain. Then you had extreme teetotalers, and you had brewers. It was the most mixed party that ever sat in support of a Government in the House of Commons. That was a composite party, but they say You 'have got a majority, but it is-not a majority." Majorities and Majorities. Well, when is a majority not a majority ? I will tell you it is when it happens to be a Liberal one. (Laughter.) When it is a Tory majority it does not matter what its numbers jnay be, 98, or 116, or 120. It may dwindle down, as I have seen it, to six still it is a majority, but it does not matter what the majority of Liberals may be. if it is 350 it is only a casual majority," if it is 120 it is only a composite majority." The Liberals cannot have a majority whatever it is. Well, I will tell you what I object to these people have two rules for playing the same game. One is a rule for themselves another is a rule for their opponents that is not the way to play the game. (Cheers.) They are not sportsmen; they have no sense of fair play, and we have got to teach it to them. (Cheers.) We have got to have the majority and the mandate judged by the same standard, whether Liberal or Tory. We are all common citizens who have got to pay the same rates and taxes—at least we will after this Budget. (Load cheers and laughter.) We have got to bear the same burdens when the Budget is passed—(cheers)—and therefore we ought to have the same rules for both parties. Continuing, the right hon. gentleman remarked that when mentioning the majority of votes he omitted a most important item. tor it must be borne in mind that there were men who had voted twice, three times, and even four times. (Shame.) Plural Voters. Mr Balfour's majority in the City was com- prised almost exclusively of men who had voted somewhere else already, so if they were to count heads they would probably find that the Liberal majority at the present moment was 400,000 at tbe very leaet. He had looked through the Tory newspapers to-day to see if any Tory had said anything. They seldom did that he could comment upon. The only man he could get hold ef was Sir Arthur Adand-Hood, the Tory Whip. There was one thing in common between Whips and children, and only one. It was said about little children that they ought to be seen and not heard— (laughter)—and Wbips ooght to be the same, excepting that Sir A. Acland-Heod, realising the poverty of the ora- torical equipment of his party, had done his best to supplement it by becoming their Demostbenes. His remarks were very characteristic, and summed up the situation. Talk about the Unionist party," he said, whether they have a majority, or whether they have a minority, the fact remains that they govern the House of Commons, and they govern the policy of the country absolutely." True that was fneir claim, and up to the present they had done vit, but mark the insoknoe of it. Tbe country might choose whom it would, so said the worthy baronet, bat we will govern—we, the landed aristocracy, will govern." It is time, declared the Chancellor, that that is put an end to. (Load cheers.) That is what we are out for. (Gbeers, and a Voice "That is what we are in for and laughter.) No More of this Nonsense! That is a very fair summary of the situa- tion. though I think I haw never heard it put so bluntly, so brutally, and with this stupid arrogance before. If the country chooseLiberals, the Unionists all the sameare to govern. Now, that is not the British Constitution it is not the Constitution of any free coun- ) try and if Englishman have half the spirit of their ancestors—the spirit of freedom of manliness, of independence—they will stand no more of this nonsense, and they are not going to do it. (Loud cheers.) The North is up the country is thoroughly roused to the subject, and I am perfectly certain with the majority we have got we shall succeed iJ1 once and for all making it perfectly clear that this is the land oLfreeinstitutiona, tobegovcrncd by its own people, and not by a small clique of here- ditary Peers arrogating to themselves power which even the King has never claimed. Intimidation. They import the same methoda that they put into the government of the country into electioneering. I do not know whether you have any intimidation in this part of the world—you won't stand it here—(Never)—but I can tell you that there are parts of the country where there has been intimidation and boycotting, when the great territorial magnates have used all their power, influence and wealth for the purpose of crushing poor people who simply wanted to vote according to their consciences. (Shame.) I visited a constituency within the last few days. I saw great land- owners coming from outside to canvass their tenants, sending land agents to do so sitting in the booth opposite. Why ? Because fthey thought they were exciting a moral influence there. They knew they were intimidating they failed in the constituency its nafme is the Carnarvon Boroughs. (Loud cheers.) But there are parts of the country where they have suc- ceeded. and it is one of the questions that has got to be seen to. (Cheers.) I have had letters within the last few days from people in the villages saying that there was a perfect reign of terror there, that agricultural labourers were afraid to vote. I should like to ask what right has any landowner to ask either a farmer or an agricultural labourer to vote in return for the land he gets to cultivate. (Cheers.) In Ireland the tenant farmers were changed because they were intimidating the landlords. They were accused of boycotting the landlords. Mark the difference-a tenant fanner intimidating a landlord is guilty of a crime a landlord in- timidating a tenant is a (Laughter and cheers.) ( "We wril Smash It I" I object to the assumption which every land- lord seems to have that he is conferring an obligation on his tenants by giving them the opportunity of labouring hard to supply him with his rent, and that in return for the obliga- tion the tenant ought to band over his political convictions, for it is an absolutely intolerable demand. No man with an atom of self- respect can possibly accept the position. In Wales we have repudiatedit long ago. (Cheers.) The same thing applies to the agricultural labourer, What right has anyone to say "I have given you a job ?" The labourer can re- ply, Have I not done the job and given you a return, and therefore you have no right to demand anything else." (Cheers.) Before the next battle is fought, went on the right hon. gentleman, we have got to see that something is done to make intimtdation impossible. (Cheers.) We mean to shatter this reign of terror created throughout many of the agricultural districts by these tem- torial magnates who are fighting for the hat remnants of their feudal power. (Cheers.) We are on the eve of assembling in a great Parliament. The Parliament which has paaead away was one elected very largely as a protest against gross mismanagement by the Tory Ad- ministration. This Parliament has been elected by a dear mandate-a mandate for reform. First of all a reform of the Constitution, a re- form of the land laws, a. reform in the condi- tion of the people, so that you may be able to lift the masses above want and to a position of independence. That is the mandate which this Parliament has got, and we propose to carry it out. We will carry it our fearlessly, dreading no man. no power, and no influence, feeling that the heart of the people is throbbing in sympathy with the cause we are fighting far. (Loud and prolonged cheering.)
MR CHURCHILL The Lords' Veto Must Qo." Mr Winston Churchill, speaking at Tavistock on Monday, said things were going welL A majority for the Budget and against the veto of the House of Lords was assured. On the defence of our Free Trade system depended the prosperity and commercial greatness ot our country and the purity of British.poblio life. They knew what great Trusts in tb<t United States were like. At present we bait only one—tbe liquor traffic, which held the Conservative party in the hollow of its hand. Every Conservative member went to Parliac ment a tied member, bound to the trade, and unable to vote as his conscience dictated on any question connected with the liquor trade. If there were 20 great Trusts, would the demo- cracy ever be able to make head against them ? The whole political life would be abso- lutely rotted by the corruption of these great Trusts. The absolute hereditary veto of the Lords had got to go, and had got to go now. Speaking at Poole, Mr Winston Churcbfll said there was no doubt at all that the Gov- ernment would win the election and that they would go back with a majority practically as great as any that Lord Salisbury ever enjoyed. Th'ey would carry the Budget and smash tbe veto of the Lords. They would make it Im- possible for the Lords ever to interfere to finance, and they proposed to so restrict their actions that the will of the House of Commons should prevail within the lifetime of a. singla Parliament. That was the mandate givea them at this election.
OADBURY BROS., LTD. TO THIS KDITOK. Sir,—There is a mistaken idea abroad that the firm of Cadbory Bros., Ltd., takes put in politics. This is incorrect. The direeton are not all agreed as to the political action that should be taken, but each director; has the same liberty as everyone employed by the firm to act up to his conscientiouseonvietioua which- ever side he may take. This accounts for my writing personally. I am doing so because statements have been made which imply that the success of onr business arises from its being protected. There is a duty of Id per pound on raw cocoa, and loss in roasting, shell, waete, etc., brings up the adtual duty on the prepared cocoa to nearly 24 per pound; no drawback or allowance is made for this when we export cocoa, so that we are severely handicapped in competing with a country like Holland, where there is absolutely Free Trade in this article, and the Dutch manufacturer has an advantage of nearly 2d per pound in foreign markets. The same applies, though to a much less extent, to chocolate. Our export trade employs about 1,000 hands, and if there were Free Trade in coooa, as in Holland, we should probably within the next few years double the number em- ployed in this branch of our business.—I am, &c., GEORGE CADBURY. Bournville, near Birmingham, Jan. 22.
CARDIFF PARKS" COMMITTEE. CURIOU METHODS. The Cardiff Parks Committee on Monday .>tis. cussed the selling of hay obtained from the ceme- tery, the Lord Mayor (Coun. J. Chappell) presid- ing. It appeared there was only one tender, and the price was considered too low. Councillors P. V. Collins and William Jones elicited that the Parks Committee was selling hay to an outside firm at JE3 2s 6d per ton, and that firm was selling hay to the Health Committee at £4 2s 6d a ton. < When it was urged that the Parks Committee should sell to the Health Committee the Lord Mayor pointed out that the Council had refused to allow that to be done, insisting that thAt Parks Committee should sell its hay by tender and that the Health Committee should buy hay by tender- It was considered injurious to outside firms for the Parks Committed to sell to the Health Committee. Several members stated they would attempt to alter this state of things, but the committee in the meantime, as the hay in stock was the last of the season, decided to sell it if thev could get the price they desired— £280. The highest tender was £266 103. The amount of hay for sale is compressed in three ricks. New Football Ground.—Soccer Club's Offer. v An application from the City Association Football Club for five acres of Corpor- ation land at Sloper-road, to be used as a football ground, was considered. club offered £60 for the first year with a £1Q a year rise until £1.00 is reached. They would take the land on a seven years' lease with the option of renewal at the end of that time. If they decided to renew the lease, they would be prepared to consider new terms, It is the intention of the committee to float* company with a capital of £5,000, and to run a Soccer team in>fche Southern Leagae. Councillor J. Mander said if the application was granted the Tramways Committee wccld benefit to the extent of anything from IAOO to £1,500 ayear, while theamouAtof moneythe com- mittee would receive in as compared with £280 if the land was let out in allotments. Tradespeople also would benefit considerably. At a recent Soccer match at MerthvT 8.000 people were present. The Oat- diff City Club had paid the Rugby Club for the \1 use of Cardiff Arms Park for two days £33- while one match they played on tbe Harle- quins' ground attracted 2,000 spectators. Most A of tbepe used the trams. The Lord Mayor suggested—and it was agreed—tbat the committee should see the pjonad pegged out, and then hold a specaai meeting to decide the matter.
LONDON "PLAQUE SPOT." In the coarse of an inquest held atSoutb,> wark on Monday the Coroner (Dr. F. J- Waktaf questioned several witnesses as to the condi* tion of the notorious Tabard-street area, which he condemned some years ago as bctntf unfit for human habitation. He learnt th*K practically nothing had been done to improvs the place, and observed that It is structur* ally the worst-quarter in Saptbwark, and that is saying a good deaL The air cannot gct inj and what little sunlight we arc blessed wit* the poor people there cannot get at all. Skwarf of the back-to-back houses have no windotwt The death-rate from consumption is alwaj* high because of the want of light and pure ai* and all kinds of infectious diseases breeif rapidly. This place, therefore, is not only < danger to people in Seuthwaik, but to tbt t i West End and all the rich parts. The plaot ought to have been pulled down years ago." The Foreman: Many of the houses been closed. The Coroner They are still a danger Ú health. It is surprising as much as ft weekly is paid for a tiny furnislicd mom i^ i this district. These places arc farmed," • many people get a profit. > X