PEMBROKESHIRE. Progressive Triumph. MAJORITY INCREASED. The votes in the Pembrokeshire contest were counted on Saturday, and the result was de- V alared as fouows W. F. Roch L 6,135 E. Marlay Samson. VC 3,291 Ub. majority 2,844 The result was greeted with cheers, again and again repeated. On the motion of Mr Roch, seconded by Mr Samson, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the returning officer. Afterwards Mr Roch was chaired in triumph round the town. A band from Milford Haven was in attendance, and the greatest excite- ment prevailed. Mr Roch afterwards addressed a large crowd from the balcony of the Mariners' Hotel, He said that once again he had to thank Pem- brokeshire for a vote of confidence. Once again had they buried Tariff Reform. (Loud cheers.) They had shown what Pembrokeshire Liberals thought of the Budget. (Cheers.) Now we know, added Mr Roch, that Pembrokeshire m.en did not think that the Unionists gave old age pensions. (Much laughter.) Pembrokeshire believed in the Budget; Pembrokeshire under- stood what the Budget means in the years to rome. He thanked the veterans and the large army of the younger generation who had worked so hard. Above all he thanked Mr Walter F. James, the chief in command, who had organised the victory. He also thanked Mr Ivemey and the Pembroke Dock friends jor- the valuable work they had done in the south of the cooftty. Continuing, Mr Roch said he believed their Conservative friends sometimes underesti- mated the earnestness of Liberalism in Pem- brokeshire—the deep conviction which under- lies it and the broad humanity that inspires it. lcheem) Rousing speeches were also delivered by Dr. Griffiths, the Rev. J. Hughes Parry, rector of Rudbaxton; Mr Isaiah Reynolds, and Mr Walter James. BUDGE-r4 DRMNG FORCE. Interviewed by our representative, Mr Roch cttributed his victory to the driving force of the Budget, which had aroused great enthu- siasm, especially among young Liberals, who worked for him magnificently. The desire for religious equality and temperance reform were also among the causes wtkich led to his victory. MR MARLAY SAMSON'S ADDRESS. Mr Marlay Samson was carried by his sup- porters to the Castle Hotel, from the windows of which he addressed a large crowd. They had, he said, put up a good fight, and had done I their best. (Cheers.) He thought the feeling they all had was one of hope that the time Would come when they would have a chance of. Aoing it again. (Cheers.) However, they must Hot allow themselves to be discouraged in Pembrokeshire, but must work all the harder, to that next time they would do much better. ICheers.) He hoped that next time he would be able to pull down the majority, if not get rid of it altogether. (Cheers.) He did not want them to go home feeling in the least dis- souraged, but to find out where the weak places where and try to remedy them. How- trer disappointed they might beat the result in Pembrokeshire, they could congratulate them- selves upon the results of the elections in Eng- knd. (Cheers.)
MONTGOMERY BOROS. Majority of 13. LIBERAL SEAT RETAINED. The Victor Assaulted. v The Montgomery Boroughs result was de- ilaredon Saturday as follows :— J. D. Rtes L 1689 Col. Pryco-Jones C 1526 Ub. majority 18 Disorderly scenes prevailed following the ieclaration of the poll. The victor was un- Jhle to obtain a hearing when he attempted I io return thanks, and on leaving the Town Hall he was assaulted by a number of hooli- gans. As ]Vfr Edward Jones, Maesmawr Hall, in company with his family and Councillor Mor- gan Thomas, Cardiff, were returning from the count at Montgomery they were attacked by party of Tory roughs, their carriage win- dows being broken. No one was hurt. Mr J. D. Rees, interviewed, said I attri- bute my success to the hard work of my friends Mid to the fact that the really intelligent elec- tors Me satistied with a. e who renounces all extremists, faddists and docialtwbt, and eadea-voun in a like way to promote the interests of his countary." Colonel Pryce Jones, addressing his suppor- ters, said 13 was an ugly figure and meant notice to quit on the next occasion. Thou& they were disappointed with their own result, they were delighted to find the country going -P*hL The House of Lords had been justified by the efeetors, and the Budget was a dead letter because the Liberals were dependent on the Irish vote for majority.
SOUTH MONMOUTH. Great Liberal Triumph. MAJORITY MORE THAN DOUBLED The counting of the votes, South Monmooth constituency, where Major-General Sir Ivor Herbert, Bart., C.B., and Mr Leofin JVorestier Walker, a nephew of Viscount Tredegar, were 2bc Liberal and Conservative candidates re- ety. took place at the Boys' Institute, Chepstow, on Saturday. Mr Edward Steer, "ffigb Sheriff of the county, presided, and Mr John Moxon, Under-Sheriff, superintended the procedure. Sir Ivor Herbert was accompanied by his son (Mr Elidyr Herbert), Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., Mr Lewis Haslam, M.P., Mr Jestyn Williams, Llanover estate, and Mr D. itoger Evans, while Mr Leolin Forestier Walker was accompanied by Mrs Leotin Forestier Walker, Mrs J. Moxon, Sir George Forestier Walker, Mr Mitchell Innas, Tredegar estate, and Colonel Curre, Chepstow. The electorate nmnbers 19,134, as compared with 15,858 in 1906. The number of votes polled on Frid&y was 16,685, or 87 per cent, of the total electorate. As soon as the result was announCed inside the room Mr Forestier Walker was the first to congratulate Sir Ivor on his victory. The High Sheriff announced the result as forows Sir Ivor Herbert, Bart. 9,738 Mr L Forestier Walker 6,910 Liberal majority. 2,828 There were 27 spoilt papers. Sir Ivor Herbert's majority in 1906 was 1287. Sir Ivor proposed- a vote of thanks to the High Sheriff, who, he said, with all his officers, had treated him with the greatest courtesy throughout the long and arduous contest, 1-ft was a happy feature in this country that, how- ever arduous the duties might be, they would always find an Engtish gentleman carrying out those duties in a manner beyond suspicion. (Applause.) Mr Leolin Forestier Walker, in seconding, said he had unfortunately to take a back seat. At the same time he could endorse what Sir Ivor Herbert bad said with respect to the courtesy of the High Sheriff and his officers. < Sir Ivor then called for three cheers fbr Mr Forestier Walker, and these having been given, Mr Forestier Walker called for three cheers for Sir Ivor, which were also given. Sir Ivor and Mr Forestier Walker sub- sequently addressed the crowd from the bal- eony of the Beaufort Hotel. Sir Ivor thanked them for the confidence expressed in him, and said that while he re- joiced that the principle which he represented had been endorsed in a magnificent manner, he should regard himself as the representative not only of the majority, but of the minority, and would in every case consider what was to the advantage of the whole community. (Applause.) The feeling which he entertained towards his opponent was one of old friend- ship, and he felt that nothing had occurred during the contest to endanger those feelings of regard, the election having been fought on fcoth cases in a manner which had redounded ] to the credit of the who4econstifa»a»ey. (Cheers.) Mr Leolin Forestier Walker said he had not been successful in the fight, but it had not been for want of energy on his part or on the part of his supporters. (Cheers.) There were features in the contest which he thought were satisfactory. He was naturally disappointed, but he knew how to take a beating. (Ap- pl-me-I Later in the afternoon Major-General Sir Ivor Herbert, with Lady Herbert, motored to Newport and met a large number of their sup- porters at the Newport and County Liberal Club in Bridge-street. Sir Ivor addressed the large crowd in the square from the club bal- conyk He said he was not going to make a long speech, for he had spoken so often of late. (Laughter.) The speeches had been effective, but not so effectual as the votes- which they recorded on the previous day. The electors in the Monmouth Boroughs had won a magnifi- cent victory, but South Monmouth had not been behind. (Applause.) Wales was practic- ally solid for the Constitution, for Free Trade and the people. (Applause.) He again thanked them. Cheers were then given fo,. Sir Ivor and Lady Herbert. SIR IVOR ON HIS VICTORY. Sir Ivor, interviewed by our representative at the County Liberal Club, Newport, said 1 attribute the victory to the determination of a democratic constituency to maintain the established Constitution, to assert the sole right of the Commons to determine matters connected with finance and taxation, add their desire to see the abolition of the unlimited veto now exercised by the House of Lords. There is likewise a determination to maintain the principles of Free Trade with which the pro- sperity of the district is so intimately bound up.
WEST DENBIGH. 6REAT LIBERAL VICTORY. 1 Liberal Government's First Demand. SPEECH BY MR HEMMERDE The West Denbighshire result was declared on Saturday as follows :— Sir J. H. Roberts ..1. 5854 8. Thompson G. 2829 Lib. majority 3025 Scenes of unbounded enthusiasm prevailed at Llangollen when it was known that Sir Herbert Roberts had been returned by a majority nearly double that which he poiled against Colonel Wynn Edwards in 1895. The enthusiasm culminated at night in a huge public demonstration. The Town Hall proved quite inadequate to accommodate the crowds, who, despite a blinding snowstorm, flocked into the town. Mr W. P. Williams, president of the Liberal Association, presided, supported by Alderman Dodd, chairman of tifb Wast Den- bighshire Liberal Association, and election agent to Sir Herbert, and the leading Liberals of the locality. Mr Hemmerde (Liberal candidate for Bast Denbigh) congratulated the electors of West Denbighshire upon the achievement. The Liberals had lost as many seats as they thought possible, and perhaps a few more, but even if they lost 120 they would still be in a majority of a hundred, counting Liberal, Labour, and Nationalist, and he did not quite Ieee why they should ignore thelrish nation, whohad invariably been for progress. They, who believed in Home Rule for Wales, would not object to be part of a party which would end the wrongs of cen- turies by giving Home Rule to Ireland. (Loud cheers.) The first business, however, would be to get the King's pledge to the abolition ofthe veto of the Peers. (Loud cheers.) If they could not get it, they would resign, and let the Crown find supplies many other way. (Cheers.)
Carnarvon District. MR LLOYD GEORGE'S VICTORY. The in the Carnarvon Boroughs was announced on Monday as follows Rt. Hon. D. Uoyd George L 3183 H. C, Vinoent C 2105 Liberal Majority 1078 (From Our Correspondent) Carnarvon, Monday.—The great fight is over, the great victory won. It will be long remem- bered for two reasons. The first is assigned by Mr Lloyd George himself in one of his short speeches to-day, namely, that this had been on the Liberal side essentially a soldier's battle, fought by the rank and flie during their leader's absence. The second cause for remembrance is that never, even in any of the strenuous straggles of the past, have such forces been arrayed against the people, soch mftwnoe and pressure brought to bear against the Progres- sive cause in the Carnarvon Boroughs. The counting of the votes began at the early hour of nine in the morning in order to enabie the Chancellor to get away in time to fulfil his engagement in Derbyshire to-night. The result was declared shortly before U o'clock, the victor and his defeated opponent cordially wha.lHng hands in proof that their past peroonal friendship remains unbroken. Mr Vincent immediately drove home to Bangor in his motor-car, acknowledging both the few cheers and the frequent booing indifferently with a frank smile and courtly bow. A. Notable Victory. The Chancellor, accompanied by his friends, made his way to the Castle-square, where, from an improvised platform, be addressed an immense crowd, numbering several thousands of enthusiastic supporters. They had, be said, that day won a notable victory for the cause of the democracy in this country, proving once mare that Wales was true as steel. He thanked them one and aR for the excellent. servic they had rendered, for the fight had been conducted by them during his enforced absence. His opponent had fought honourably. His opponent had done nothing in this fight to regret hereafter, and had proved himself a strong-capabie, worthy, and h opponent. Be again thanked them for all they had done. Mr Ellis Davies also delivered a abort address, as did other Liberals. On his way to the railway station latter the Chancellor paid a short visit to the Liberal Club, from the balcony of which he delivered another address to a crowd which filled the street from end to end. It was, he said, 20yearo since he first stood cm that very spot to thqmk them for their help in winning-his first victory. He was then, as they knew, only eighteen. He had grown since then, and now exceeded the age of Methuselah (this in reference tp his great majority). It gratified him to think that those who supported him in that first fight had re- mained and true ever since, and now stood at his side in this latest fight, and cele- brated this greater victory. They had borne his burdens in the part, and he would bear theirs in the future. It was the shoulders of the Welsh which bad him hitherto, and while beesth remained in his body he would fight far the freedom of Wales. This was a ifght for the Budget and far all the Budget stood for, and the ifclury had befa a DOW one-& majority gow enough to satisfy the bent Radical, and far too good to please their Tory opponent. They had sO the nobles of the land against them, but he cared nothing for that so long as the democracy remained true to itself. He would never forget that this had been essentially a saidier's battle, and in the battles which yet remained to be fought the soldiers would win, notwithstanding the ofipoejtion of the peers. He was now leaving them to give a little further and needed help to their weaker brethren in Engbwd, but he appealed to them before he went to imop the peace and not to give the victors in thio noble fight cause for future regret. He then proceeded to the station whan the special train which was to convey him to Derbyshire awaited him. INDOMITABLE WALES. I after the declaration of the pall, Mr Lloyd George said :— The Carnarvon Boroughs 1-e achieved a triumph without the .slightest aid ffom their candidate. They have won this great victory purely through their own exertions against theeøt candidate that their opponents could have brought forward, backed up 88 he was by great territorial influence, which exercised its powers vroy- unparadeled in the history of this cunstatoepcy. Welsh liberalism is indomitable, and to aafash its steady trend fills oofs heart with pride. TUMULTUOUS 8ÇENES AT PWLLHELL Tumultuous scenes were witnessed at Pwll- beli em the declaration of the result. Hundreds of people cheered wildly, and the news spread like wildfire. A meeting was held at the Market Hall, and subsequently a huge procew sion paraded the town winging election aongg. When the crowd was about to disperse an altercation occurred, and disturbances were threatened. However, oftee was eventnaB-y restored. In the evening the Liberate held a great t--hbght- procession. Qtrarrymen Ctose Public Houses Telegraphing our Carnarvon correspon- dent says1There has been a remarkable development of the situation in Carnarvon. Hundreds of quarrymen came down early in the afternoon, bent upon celebrating the Chancellor's victory. They organised a torch- light procession and paraded the prin- cipal streets, compelling every place pf business to close and releaae its assistants from further duty. Following this came a demon- stration against licensed premises, and a compulsory closing scheme was pot in force. They first turned attention to an hotel in the centre of the town4 demonstrating in force in front of it, and demanding the putting out of the lights and the closing of the house. The proprietor declined to do this, and a window was smashed. The proprietor yielded, and put but the lights and cloaedlthe doors. The crowd then marched to Castle-square, and later demonstrated against another hotel, crying, Put out the lights and close your home. After holding oat for some 10 minutes the lkwnsee gubwftbml and the loghts vpme put-out and the boose closed. Other hotels were simi- larly treated. Then the smaller Hoenaed bouses were visited in turn with the same result. This must be said of the crowd—it-dispensed its favours quite impartially to friend and foe, prominent Liberals, business men, being treated precisely the same as leading Conser- vatives. y The. election riots at Carnarvon (says our Carnarvon correspondent) had their humorous as well as their tragic side. It is a debatable question whether the presence of the Man- chester police did good or harm. The know- ledge that English policemen had been im- ported irritated the Welsh crowd just as did the of the military during the tithe riots some yeans ago. The qtrangers knowing no Welsh were at an obvious dis- advantage. When they first came into the constituency the Manchester police were in- clined to belittle the dangers of a Welsh crowd, "We could disperse any Manchester crowd in seven minutes," said one. Half-an-hour later he and three or four of his comrades were being taken by the crowd to the police station, having caught unexpected Tartars. Other members of the Manchester force declare that they now understand why the Normans built so many castles in Wales. It appears that one of the persons trun- cheoned by the police at Mr Lloyd Carter's: mansion grounds on Saturday was a promi- nent local Conservative, who had caued to visit the family, and hearing the crowd had rushed out to supimrt the police. In his hurry he came into collision vvith a Manchester policeman, and crying out'n Welsh, was mis- taken for a rioter, and was promptly trun- cheoned.
West Carmarthen. GREAT LIBERAL TRIUMPH. < The West Carmarthen result was announced on Monday at. Carmarthen as follows :— J. Lloyd Morgan, K.C. (L) 5684 W; J. Cremlyn (C) 2059 Liberal majority 3625 Mr Lloyd Morgan proposed a vote of thanks to the returning officer. He said it had been a perfectly fair and friendly fight. Mr Cremlyn, m seconding, said he was glad of the oppor- tunity to thank Mr Lloyd Morgan for his fair- ness and courtesy. Mr Cremlyn said this was not his first licking, and he did not suppose it wowdbe his last. He hoped he would again 'have the opportunity of meeting Mr Lloyd Morgan as a disciple of Izaak WaJton on the iJanks of the Towy, where politics did not trouble and contestors were at rest. (Cheers.)
FLINT8HIRE TRIUMPH. The Flintshire result was declared on Moo- day as follows;- J. H. Lewis L 6610 Col. R. H. Lloyd Howard C 4454 Uberal Majority 2156 MERIONETH VICTORY. The Merionethshire result was declared on Monfty as follows Haydn Jones L 0065 R. Jones-Morris. JO 1873 Liberal Majority 4192
East Glamorgan Victory. SWEEPING LIBERAL MAJORITY. The casting up of the votes in the Bast Gla- morgan contest took place on Tuesday at Pontypridd, the result being declared as fol- lows :— Sir ALFRED THOMAS (L) 14,721 Mr F. BL GASKELL (C) 5,727 LIBERAL MAJORITY.. 8,994 1 Such a sweeping majority was not anticipa- ted by the most sanguine of Sir Alfred's sup- porters, and the huge plurality was a great blow to the Conservatives in the constituency. The announcement of the figures by the deputy returning officer, Mr Mac-lure Phillips, was awaited by a large crowd. When the vast disparity in the votes cast for the respective candidates was realised there was a mighty shout by Sir Alfred's supporters. There was a cail for a speech from Sir Alfred, and the hon. member, who was received with ringing cbaers, said that was not the place to crow over the victory. Of course, he was not sorry for what they had just heard. It was a magnificent victory. (Applause.) He had ex- pected it, for he knew that the Progressives would rally to the standard which he had had the honour of carrying for them for nearly 25 years. (Appiaoae.) Mr Prank Gaskell* who was also loudly cheered, thanked those who bad supported him ao nobly, and also his opponents, who had treated him with such courtesy. The 6ght bad gone against them, but he was coming back to fight again. (Cheers.) Sir Alfred Thomas, M-P., was escorted to the Liberal Chib by a huge crowd. "It is a majority worthy of our old member," declared Alderman W. R. Davies, and a majority we can always repeat when the caU comes." Sir Alfred said he was never prouder of East Glamorgan. It was a memorable fight, and it was a memorable victory. (Cheers.) It was possibly the last time he would be their candidate. ("No, -no," -and cheer&) Well, at any rate, he was proud of the fact that a staggering blow had been delivered by East Glamorgan against Tariff Reform. MR GASKELL'* EXPECTATION. Mr Gasfcell, the defeated candidate, was carried shoulder high by his supporters to the New Inn Hotel, where he expressed himself as, confident of a more gratifying result at, the next election—which would, he predicted, be in a very short time.
WEST MONMOUTH RESULT. *T. Richards Lab- 13295 J. Cameron — -.C 3045 Majority. „ 10250 Long before counting was commenced the Circle, Tredegar, was filed with Progressive enthusiasts, who whiled away the time of waiting by election choruses and cheer- ing the Budget, Mr Tom Richards, and Mr Lloyd George. Triumphal Procession. Mr Richards, accompanied by Mrs Richards, Miss Richards, and Mr Stanley Richards, motored to Tredegar, and the party were met at Sffhowy Bridge by a torchlight proces- sion, headed by the Tredegar Workmen's Town Band, and escorted through the main streets of Tndegar to the Town HaU. The CMtiDg up of the votes was commenced at five minutes to eleven o'clock. Mr Richards and hi. agent were preeetft, but Mr Otmeroa was unable to attend, owing to the vehicular accident which he snstained last week. Mr Cameron was represented by Ms son, Mr William Cameron, and his agent, Mr J. Edjell Searle, London. The voting papers were oepedttiubaiy counted, and afterthe result hadbeen declared by Mr Steer, the High gbkmo. was the first to congratulate Mr Richards upon Ins socoeas. Mr Richards, MX, pr*posed a vote of thanks to the High Sheriff for the impartial and courteous waty in which he .had condnrted the proceedmgB. Mr 1. £ Searip, on behalf of Mr camirm, seconded the vote, which was carried. The High Sheriff and Mr Richards then pro- ceeded to the balcony of the Town Hail, and immediately it was seen that Mr Richards was upon the High Sheriff's right Ipaod the cheer- ing was tumultuous.. A of quietness having been obbdnod, Mr Rjr^airrht thanked the eketctute ot West nfoniMf^Bbm1 for his magnificent victory. PROGRESSIVE UNITY. Interviewed on the causes to which he at-
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tributed his magnificent victory, Mr Richards said it was no doubt due in the first place to the absolute unanimity of all the Progressive organisations of the division and their leaders, together with the gr at personal sacrifices of workers' representatives of every Progressive type within the division, all having worked harmoniously and energetically for the main- tenance of representative government and the continuance of the legislative programme of economic and social reform initiated by the Budget. He desired to particularly mention the excellent work done by Mr Thomas Harris, his agent, in guiding the forces, and also the indefatigable manper in which Mr William Harris, the miners' registration agent for the district, worked throughout the division.
South Glamorgan. HOW IT WAS WON AND LOST. Food-Tax Proposal. A SORE POINT WITH HOUSEWIVES. The result of the South Glamorgan contest was announced on Wedesday as follows :— MR WILLIAM BRACE.(Lai?.) 11,612 Alderman LEWIS MORGAN (U.). 7,411 LABOUR MAJORITY 4,201 1 The result was announced by Mr J. E. Williams, the returning officer, to, a large crowd oqtside the City Hall, Cardiff, where the counting had taken place. There was great cheering, which was renewed when Mr Brace appeared at the window and addressed the crowd. Mr Brace said that considering the influences brought to bear against them in the contest the result was highly satisfactory. (Cheers.) Alderman Lewis Morgan, who was aJso greeted very cordially, said he desired to pub- licly compliment Mr Brace upon his return. (Cheers.) Probably he would be asked why he Phad been defeated, and his reply was because Mr Brace had a larger number of votes than himself. (Laughter.) The election had been a clean one, and as Mr Brace and himself had been friendly before the contest he was pleased to think that they would always remain friendly. Why Mr Brace Won. Interviewed after the result, Mr Brace said that in his opinion the greatest thing that told in his favour was the soundness of the politicaj programme for which he stood, namely, land reform and opposition to the arrogant claims of a non-elective and privileged assembly like the House of Lords, and also the strenuous campaigning which his supporters and himself had put in from the commencement of the fight. So far as Tariff Reform is concerned, despite the wild promises of its advocates of higher wages wnd store work, the workers- knowing that there is not a Labour leader in any of the Protectionist countries who is not an avowed opponent of Tariff Reform and a supporter of Free Trade—refused to allow themselves to be side-tracked from the basis of all reform-the land. Why Aid. Morgan was Defeated. I attribute my defeat," said Alderman Lewis Morgan to our representative, to the shortness of the time during which to fight the election. There were other causes, of course, the greatest being the cry that. Tariff Reform means taxing the food of the people. Among the women, who, after all, influence elections, this was a sore point. The cry of Peers v. People was also an important factor. As to the Budget, I do not think it has influenced many voters. It was too difficult, too intricate, for the general body of people to understand quite thoroughly, if tfce cry oi the taaratfrm of rood was not used I would have had a much better chance." The Victor's Tour. There was great rejoicing at Bridgend wbox a' telegram was received at the Liberal Com- mittee rooms from Mr David Williams, tht Liberal sub-agent, conveying the news of the splendid victory. In the afternoon Alderman T. J. Hughes and Mr David Williams (whose work as the sub-agent for the Bridgend polling district was most < thoroughly performed) addressed a huge crowd from the windows of the Liberal Committee rooms, and there was boundless enthusiasm. Ml* W. Brace, M~P., accompanied by Mrs Brace and his son, arrived at Bridgend from Porthcawl by motor oar about 5.30. The hon. member Was met by a huge procession headed by the Bridgend Town, Band, and was escorted to his committee rooms. There he addressed a great cheering crowd. At night thousands of people thronged Barry streets. Mr Brace was met by a huge torch- light procession, headed by the Barry Temper- ance Band, and ail along the route he had a great reception. From the balcony of the Liberal Club, Barry Dock, Mr Brace delivered an address to the thousands cpngregaied in the streets below, and thanked them au for t$ieir very cordial welcome and for the handsome way in which the Barry people had sapporbed him and the Budget.
Mid-Glamo;p'an Won. ON HM VtCTORY. Fought on the Main Issues." The Mid-Glamorgan result was announced at Neath on Wednesday aftetmoon as follow — Sir S. T. EV-KNS -(L' 13475 Mr GODFREY WU"AMWC) 3,382 IAberal Msiofty-. 9,M The announcement of the figures was made by Mr Matthew R. Morgan, the returning officer, to a huge crowd outside the Gwyn Hall. Cheers were raised when Sir Samuel appeared on an improvised platform to return thanks. He said tIAt the party to which they belonged had achierved a glorious victory in Mid- Glaihorgaai. (Cheers.) He thanked the electors for the great support given to hbn in a long and somewhat arduous, though not difficult fight. As far as he Wm (*m- cerned their kindness would not be towtten- it would spur him on to do his duty in <Ke future as in the past in the cause of tha people. (Ap- plause.) Amid further cheering Sir Samuel spoke in Welsh. He said he wished every cNintry was as loyal and sound to the cause of Liberalism as Wales. Hie liberal party had (tone a great deal for the country in the past, aAd if they could remove the obstructions from the path of progress they would do infinitely more in the future. (Applause.) Wales had done gloriously in this contest, and Mid-Glamorgan had been excellent in every respect. (Applause.) Mr Godfrey Williams was prevented froetn attending the counting owing to indisposition. Sir Samuel was escorted as far as Skewen by a. hoge crowd of his supporters, and he subse- quently left for London. Sir Samuel in a conversation with our repre- sentative attributed his fnagnificent victory to the fact that he had fought right through on the two mam issues-the House of Lords and the Budget, and also to the enthusiasm dis- played by his splendid band of workers, headed by Mr Buarry Williams, Neath, his election a8eDt' BOY CLAIMS A VOTE. At the Tynewydd polling station, Ogmore Vale, a lad, John Rees, entered the room and claimed to vote- The presiding officer asked his age, and on being informed that he wax 15 replied that he was too young to vote. But mynkme is on the register," W88 thetepty. The lad lrverwith his widowed mother, and the house they occupy is entered in the boy's name. The presiding offices refused to iarnea baUotpsper.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE SOLID." Return of Mr D. Davits, Llandfoam. The Mentgomeryshire result was announced on Wedesda.v as follows:— DAVID DAVIES* -L 4389 A. WUAIAMS WYNN. X 2697 I Lib. msioritv. 1672 The result was declared at Machynlleth. Liberals had assembled outside the Town Hall in great force, and protracted cheers were indulged in when the figures were proclaimed from the balcony. Mr Davies's harses were taken oat of his carriage, and he was dragged rotmd the town by a delighted band of sop- porters. Mr Daviessuhsequently motored through the greater part of the constituency. At Newtown a huge crowd awaited him, and he received a magnificent welcome- He was carried on stal- wart shoulders, and afterwards addressed the crowd from the balcony of his Oonndttee Rooms. He said that they had won a great victory for Free Trade and Social and Temper- ance Reform, and had put another nail in the coffin of the Houseof Lords. Montgomeryshire was solid. IJe advised the electors to keep their powder dry. Denbighshire, East *E- G. HTtMMFiRDB, KX. L 6865 D.RHYS C 3381 LIB. majority. 3514 Carnarvonshire, Arlon. »W. JONES L 6223 A. E. HUGHES. C 2629 LIB. Majority 0 3594
ILL ON HONEYMOON. Viscount Dalrymple, who has again been returqpd M.P. for Wigtownshire, is the future Earl Of Stair. He/is a captain in the Scots Guards, and served with that regiment in South Africa. He was married in 1904 to Miss Violet Harford, the only daughter of Colonel Harford, who at one time commanded his son-in-law's regiment. The honeymoon was spent in Venice. Soon after their arrival the unfortunate couple contracted scarlet fever, and were obliged to spend several weeks in hospital. They have one son #nd two little girls, the younger of whom will be two years old on the first of next month. t
PREMIER'S VICTORY. Tribute to Women. Scottish Electoral Phenomenon. POLICE v. SU FFRAQETTES. Besides the ordinary crowd which is attracted to a poll declaration there was at Cupar on Wednesday a detachment of aggressive suffra- gettes. They, however, showed too plainly their designs of personal molestation, and their attempts to get at Mr Asquith were all frus- trated by the police. In vain did the women push, wriggle, thump, and kick. Their per- sistency and passion availed nothing. Tie constables kept them at a safe distance and they had to content themselves with having made speeches full of sarcasm and invective to groups of jeering youngsters outside the main crowd- The counting of the votes began about ten o'clock. Colonel Sprott, the Unionist candi- date, arrived about 11 o'clock, and the Prime Minister about an hour later. The latter was accompanied by Mrs and Miss Asquith. It was 12.30 before the Sheriff announced from a win- dow of the County Buildings the figures- ASQUITH 5242 COL. SPROTT 3183 Liberal majority. 2059 When the crowd ceased cheering and shout- ing Mr Asquith stepped forward to the win- dow and moved a vote of thanks to the Sheriff, as returning officer, for the manner in which Sheelectionhad been conducted. In doing so, he congratulated his opponent on the gallant fight be had made, and he also congratulated his own supporters on the addition they had' made to his majority, and the whole consti- tuency on the good humour and good temper of the contest. (Cheers.) Cojonel Sprott, who seconded the vote, said that though the res ilt was rather disappoint- ing to his party, they must bear it like men. (Cheers.) The way in which this contest had been conducted reflected the greatest credit upon both parties in East Fife. There had been no bad blood, and there had been no recriminatiojt. (Cheers.) • Premier and His Supporters. After the vote had been passed the Prime Minister was taken by a private way from the County Buildings to the Tontine Hotel, where, addressing his chief supporters, Mr Asquith said :—I am very glad at this the earliest pos- sible moment to have an opportunity of addressing so many of my supporters and workers and of assuring them of my heartfelt gratitude for the splendid and self-denyingexer- tions which have brought about this magnifi- cent result. They have fought at a disadvan- tage, if it be one in this election, and that is that owing to the call of other duties I have not myself been able to give anything like the amount of personal attention to the constitu- ency either before or during the coatest as has been the case in days gone by, and which would have been in accord with my disposition and wishes. As I told some of the electors at the beginning of the contest,I felt from my long ex- perience of the consider-Hon and generosity of my constituents here tnat they would under- stand the reason—they would know that my absence was not due to any lacl. of interest in East Fife. It was simply prompted by the demand made upon me which I did not feel myself in a position to resist, to aid the Liberal canse in other parts of the country where it is not so happily circum- stanced as it is in Scotland, and particularly in East Fife. (Cheers.) Whatever drawback-and I do not pretend to exaggerate it-my own per- sonal absence may have been has been more than made up by the splendid self-devotion with which you have thrown yourselves into the fight. During the quarter of a century— and it is now nearly that—that I have been pefitcafty connected with East Fife the Liberal party has never been so well organised for an election as it has been this time. (Cheers.) I must not except the ladies from my "thanks, for, whatever may be going on ih the streets, I have never been at an election in Fife where the women have shown the same amount of interest and enthusiasm. At every meeting they hawe been to the fore, and their keenness and applause, their intelligent appreciation of what was going on, and their healthy influence anthemaaculine members of the community have had not a little to do with keeping things in atory condition. (Cheers.) I shall go back from Fife to Westminster encouraged, stimulated, by what you have done. The con- dition df things in Scotland affords a welcome contrast to what we have seen in some parts of the United Kingdom. The magnificent solidity of Scottish Liberalism and the Scottish Free Trade party at this election is an tectorial phenomenon which will always be recorded in history. (Cheers.) We have in Fife the St. AndrewsBurgha,the Kirkcaldy Burghs, andEast Fife. And all that remains is that West Fife, as I hope, should render soon an equally good account of itself, so that all Fife shall present a solid and unbroken front for Free Trade and against the House of Lords. (Cheers.) I shall take back a message of encouragement to my colleagues and the party. Mr, Mrs, and Miss Asquith then descended to the front door of the hotel, bowing to the ,cheering crowd, a-id having got into their motor-car were whirled aft in safety. RIOTING IN DURHAM. Raid on the Liquor Casks. In connection with the South-East Durham polling on Wednesday serious rioting occurred at Horden, a few miles north of West Hartle- pool. Mr Lambton's committee rooms were wrecked, and the crowd afterwards sacked the colliery offices. Baulks of timber, tubs, &c., were hurled down the pit shaft. Proceeding to a club, the property of the colliery pro- prietors, the rioters smashed, the windows and made a raid on the liquor, small casks and bottles being carried off, and larger casks broached in the cellar. Many men were soon the worse for liquor. The caretaker's home was also wrecked. A strike has been in pro- gress at the colliery for some time. "NOT ONLY HEARD BUT FELT." At Selly Oak on Wednesday Mr Amten Chamberlain said the electors might trust that Mr Balfour and his "followers would' make themselves not only heard but felt in the House of Commons which wassoon to assemble. The Unionists would not yield one jot or tittle of'"their sympathy with their loyal fellow countrymen in Ireland or of their determina- tion to maintain the Union. MORE THREATS From Lord Chartes Beresford. Speaking at Parkstone in East Dorset Lord Charles Beresfocd said he knew his country- me would fight to the last against Home Bole. Having remarked that the agitation against the Lords was as dead as Julius Cesar, his Lordship dealt with naval matters. He denied the assertion of Ministers that the Navy was unassailable now and for the future, and contended that through inefficiency the nation was in danger. If the Govern- ment would not give a Committee of Inquiry he would make such a statement in the House of Commons that they must put him in the Clock Tower if they wished to curb him. THE MINER AND HIS VOTE. A story comes from Mr Thomas Burt's con- stituency. A miner approached a well-known Liberal and asked him for a drink on the ground that he had voted for Mr Burt. Oh, no. I can't 'do that," said the liberal, thaws against the law. Besides, how am I to know that you really did vote for 11 Bort ? "A'a voted for Totømy aal reet" was the reply. Just see her," and from bis pocket he drew out his marked ballot paper.—" Westminster Gaeette." OPEffINQ OF PARLIAMENT, The King will open Parliament on February 15th in full state, as has been his practice throughout his reign. The Queen will accom- pany his Majesty, and there wil} be the usual imposing procession to and from the Palace of Westminster. Preparations for the event are already well advanced, and the horses and men are bang daily exercised in anticipation of the state procession. FIIBHT FOR A OOFFIN. A riot occurred at Dumfries following the declaration of the poll. The Liberals marched in procession through the town carrying a coffin labelled, The last, of Tariff RefoAn." The procession was followed by a huge crowd, bat on reaching the residential quarter of Al- bany was received by hostile elements, who made » determined effort to capture the coffin. The police endeavoured to disperse the com- batants, but had to draw their batons in self- defence, and the disturbance was not ended mrtil the coffin was smashed. THE SCAREMONGER ADMIRAL Lord Charles Beresford, at Dartford, said they would see some fumy things in the House of Commons shortly, because his countrymen, the Irish, held the balance of power. He was convinced there would be a large majority in the next Parliament for adequate naval de- fence. It would be the question at the next election, and he promised them the people would know all about the Navy. He warned them that the country would have to pay through the nose for their Navy in future owing to the policy of the late Government. TO MARCH ON THE CITADEL Mr Winston Churchill, at Dartford, declared that the country had endorsed the policy of the Liberal Government. They had had losses which were to be regretted, but whatever their strength might be their policy would be the same. They were going to march straight at the enemy's citadel. He urged that Tariff Reform would lead to monopolies which would lead to political corruption. A tax on bread was especially vicious, because it offended against that principle of finance which all there must recognise as being sound-thl, prin- ciple of equality of sacrifice. TRIED AND FOUND WANTING. Mr Sidney Buxton, at Chertsey, said Tariff Reform had been tried in great industrial centres, and found wanting. Tariff Reform did not affect the counties much, except the proposed taxes on food. In the Home counties the qut-votenj and the plural voters flowed into the constituencies in which they had neither pprt nor lot. If they had one man one vote the result of the election would have been very different. They would have kept the great centres of industry, and not lost many of the Home counties as they had done chiefly centres of industry, and not lost many of the Home counties as they had done chiefly through the out-voters. SIR E. GREY AND THE OUTLOOK. Sir Edward Grey at Hexhaon gaid as far as could be seen there would be in the new House of Commons a British majority for Liberalism. The other side expected the Government's majority to be dependent on the Irish vote. The situation was rather this. The Tarifl Re- form party would be dependant on the Irish vote for a chance of turning the Government out. Free Trade was safe. The situation might offer opportunities for political wreckers. It called for statesmanship, and the Government would continue to steer the ship of State with a steady hand on the wise course. He could -not withdraw the charge that Mr Balfour had made the Navy a party question.
NO VOTING PAPERS. MID-GLAMORGAN INCIDENT. Two incidents are reported of cases in which voting papers did not arrive to timeon Tuesday for Parliamentary polling purposes. A case of local delay occurred at Kenflg Hill in connection with the polling in Mid- Glamorgan. The ballot boxes arrived there by motor car from Neath, but without the voting papers. No votes were con- sequently recorded until after the motor c ar had made another journey, from which it re- turned at 9.17. Sir S. T. Evans's sub-agent notified the Liberal candidate by wire. So far as our correspondent was able to as- certain only one elector was prevented from casting his vote, he having to leave by train before the polling booth could be opened. There are 813 electors in the Kenfig Hill Divi- sion, and most of them are miners. WALTHAM8TOW CASE. An unfortunate incident also occurred at the polling station at Higham-hfll (Waltham- stow) on Tuesday morning, one of the ballot boxes not arriving until 8-30. The delay is regretted both by the Liberals and the Unionists, the former stating that the loss to the party through the ballot box not being in its place at eight o'clock will be at least 20 votes. Mr Simon, the Liberal candidate, was communicated with, and made a hurried visit to the station.
SOUTH WALES POLICE COURTS, SWANSEA. Husband's Neglect.—Thomas Halley (25), labourer, was charged with neglecting his wife and family. Mr David Hoskins said the wife and family had been chargeable to the authorities since December 23rd. Defendant was sent to gaol for three weeks with hard labour. I ABERYSTWYTH. To the Prejudice of the Purchmme-At Aberystwyth on Wednesday M. Ann Edwards and Jane Ellen Edwards, 13, Terrace-road, Aberystwyth, shopkeepers, were summoned by Supt. Jones for selling butter to the pre- judice of the purchaser at Aberystwyth in that it contained 48 per cent. of margarine. De- fendants were further summoned for having exposed margarine for sale without having a label there on- Mr A. J. Hughes appeared for the defence. The Bench fined defendants £ 5 and costs on the first summons and A2 10, and costs on the second. ABERINL-LERY. Why He Did Not W Laker, Newyddrstreet, Abertillery, was summoned by Mary A. Partridge, widow, of Walter- street, Abertillery.to show came, etc. Defendant did not appear. P.O. Priteb- ard said that when he served the summons defendant admitted the, and said he would have married the woman, but he could not stand the children. An order of is 6d a week, and costs, was made. PONTYPRIDD. Curious Defence.-A young girl, Lizzie Roberts, of Coedpenmaen, who is em- ployed at a local sweet factory, made a. defence to a charge of stealing a skirt at Pontypridd. De- fendant admitted taking the article, and added that she did so because the husband of prosecutrix, who was a neighbour, had insulted her. Defendant was bound over under the First Offenders Act. NEWPORT. Second Injustice.—For stealing and receiving one shovel, two fire-tongs, and one poker from George-street, Newport, and also for damag- ing a slot gasmeter at George-street, Wm. Hausey, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to three months' hard labour. On leaving the dock prisoner said that it was the second time he had been sentenced to imprisonment when he was absolutely innocent. Children's Court.—Two boys of 15 Were charged at the Children's Court with stealing and re- ceiving four overcoats from St. Woolo's Coun- cil Schools. It transpired that one of the boys used to pretend to take his younger brother to school and then take the coats as he left. The other boys pawned them. The Bench remanded the boys till places in a reformatory can be found for them. The defendants, who were probationers, will remain at the reformatory until they are 19 years of age. V-Ydt to His Wife.—Joseph Hill, a boiler- maker, who had been visiting his wife, Frances Hill, of the Commercial Inn, Newport, was charged with being drunk on licensed pre- mises, with using violent threats towards his wife, and with assaulting Constable Her- bert Thomas. The defendant looked in a piti- able condition. His wife said she was very much afraid of him when he was in drink. Hill had a straggle with the constable, in con- sequence of which the tatter's ankle was badly sprained. The Bench sentenced defendant to three months' hard labour. Accused Discharged Robert Dobson Wat- son, a fireman, was idismissed on a charge of violently assaulting and beating John McGregor on board the s-s. Axinite at the Blaina Wharf, and thereby causing his death. The Coroner's juryon Tuesday returned a verdict that the deceased died from injuries received from falling down the hold of the steamer, and, in their opinion, the accused at the time deceased fell was acting in self-defence. The Bench yesterday considered that it was a drunken brawl, but hoped it would be a lesson to the prisoner. Milk Dealers.—James Smith, of Cardiff-road, Newport, was summoned for selling new milk not of the nature demanded. Mr Trehame Morgan prosecuted, and Mr Lyndon Cooper defended. It appeared from the evidence of an inspector that the milk contained 7*2 per cent. of added water. The defence pleaded was ignorance. The Bench ordered Smith to pay 30s costs. Benjamin Sales bury, of Raglan-street, was ordered to pay the same amount, with costs, for selling new milk not of the nature de- manded. It was stated in evidence that the milk contained 6 per cent. added water. Defen- dant said he bought the milk "from a farmer, who refused to give him a warranty. Defen- dant told the farmer that he bhd received a summons, and the latter replied that the cows had of late been fed on roots, which might be the cause of the milk not being of the nature demanded.
The Press in its leading articles (says Father Vaoghan referring to the General Election) had stood on a higher platform than a good many candidates appealing for confidence and votes.
NO DICTATORSHIP! a Mr Lloyd George Hits Out HLS MAJESTVMR BALFOUR." A Warning To the Timid I PEOPLE AGAIN8T COWARDICE. Mr Lloyd George on Tuesday visited Stour- bridge, and in the Skating Rink addressed a meeting of about five thousand persons on be- half of Mr Cecil B. Harmsworth, the Liberal candidate for the Droitwich Division of Worcestershire. Special steps were taken to nip in the bud anything like disorder, as many as a hundred policemen being drafted into the town from Birmingham. Dealing with Mr Balfour's speech he said :-r- Now that the verdict is coming in and the jury are deciding against Mr Balfour he says, Ah, well, after all, there is only one issue. It settles the Budget, but the House of Lords ? Not at all! It has nothing to do with the House of Lords. He never heard of it before. (Laughter.) It is interesting that he should suggest that the Budget, at any rate, was to go through, but not because the majority of the people have decided in favour of it, not because be- tween two and three million people have voted for it, not because there is a majority of 130 behind it, but because he graciously has decided to grant the humble petition of the people that it should go through. (Laughter.) But what about the other issue ?-the reform of the Con- stitution—(cheers)—land reform, education re- form, temperance reform ? Mr Balfour says, I cannot let those through unlets I ap- prove." He is the new King. (Laughter.) Here is, J won't say the Young Pretender—(laughter) —but a new one. (Laughter.) He has settled what Bills are to be passed, what Bills are not to be passed. Up to the present they have been signed by his Gracious Majesty in future they have got to be countersigned A. J. Balfour." "We Will Not Ttlerate It." Edward Rex is not enough you must have that other signature that is tne impor- tant one, and unless he does it they won't go through. Now, when I read that speech in Derbyshire I said to myself, Am I in England, or is this Russia ?" (Cheers.) If Mr Balfour's claim is to be substantiated, that whatever majority is returned to the House of Commons, and whatever its character and complexion, no Bill is to go through without the sanction of the Tory Leader, this is not a free country—we are bondsmen. The people of this country will not tolerate it. (Loud cheers.) The election has been won by a bold and strong policy, and I am perfectly certain that if we are going to listen to counsels of timidity and faintness, the great democracy which has backed us up so strenuously will not merely be disappointed—they would be dis- gusted, and they would abandon us. (Hear, hear.) These great swinging majorities that we have had in the North and in the West are majorities in favour of a strong and unflinching policy, and we dare not betray the trust that these millions have placed in us. (Loud cheers.) Let me just say a word about a suggestion made by our opponents as to what we are to do with the majority we are building up. I was very interested to-day to read an article in the Times in which the newspaper saidr; although there was a majority, after all it waft a drawn battle (Laughter.) Then the Times made this proposal, that tbe majority which has already been won by tht vigorous, determined democracy should placf its power in the hands ctf those timia an4 halting spirits who have opposed the RadieaC programme on which the battle was won ant instal them in power to thwart that policy (Laughter.) It is a very cool mopma"bo- coolest proposal ever made by a beaten partyk and we cannot accept it. (Load and pro** longed cheering.) Tory Irrootonos. They (the Peers) are still intact. There haf been staoghter on both sides, but not a singly Peer has been turned out. (Shame.) Yet tbt Times practically said they dominated tha situation still. Whatever the opinions of tb4 electors may be, the House of Lords had got td., decide what is to be done. (A Voice, An you going to let them T") No, certainly noir (Loud cheers.) All I can say is that thie pre posal of the Times that having won < majority we should hand over the policy to tIN, people who have been beaten is simply foil ot. that insolence which belongb to the party sad the class who seem to be under the deuasios that Providence has marked them oat for tiM purpose of governing this coantry under any and every scat oi condition. We cannot admfir the claim for a moment. (Cheers.) HOSTILE ELEMENT. Poifoe Forbid Booond 8peech. Mr Uoyd George tafcsr kft tha Rink fort)* propose) it understood, oi ■in«||iiy >1 ■» overflow Tiwwtjiig in the Town HaU, presentation was to be made, to him. Mr Harmsworth afterwards intimated, how- ever, that^tbe OvanrWlor would not be able ta address the seoood pAbArtag a to am fo" that the pottsa, who had control of GAS two meetings, woold not permit him togota.tib* Town HaH, nmwww having been edewhted oI a hostfte demonstration.
HAVERFORDWEST COUNCIL The Repair of Matn Roads. The Maqror (Mr Hugh J. P. Thomas) pre sided at Tuesday night's meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Council, when it was re- ported that Mr Jack White, botcher. Haver- fordwest, had sent an applanation to the Loca? Government Board asking than to afipoinl an arbitrator in the oi his claim of damages against the Corporation in respect of certain meat of his bring seised, and wnieb afterwards proved sound. Mr White, itwaa mentioned, had declined the Oooasfl's offer ol a5 in settlement of his claim. A communication was received from the Board of Education stating that they had sent to the trustees of the Havecforowwtt Baptist foundation a notice for publication of a proposed order for the sale of certain pro- perty belonging to the foundation. Any ob- jections to the proposed order should be made to the Board within 15 days of the publica- tion of the notice. Mr Isaiah Reynold: I should like the money kept in Haverfordwest- The Town Clerk We fought aJI that out, but could not manage it. A letter was received from the County Maid Roads Committee, declining to grant the Council's application to be refunded the amount expended on the main roads in the borough in excess of the £ 375 already paid by the covmfcjr. Mr Isaiah Reynolds said that H averfordwest only wanted similar treatment to other toww It was decided to give notice to the c onnty authority that the present informal arrange- ment as to the repair of main roads in tiy borough should be terminated at once.
WELSH WILLS. MR J. THOMAS, PENCARRE6, £ 2,259. Mr James Thomas, of Cilgellganol, Pen- carreg, Carmarthenshire, farmer, who died on the 5th Aprii last, left estate of the gross value of iE2,259 58 10d, with net personalty nil, and probate of his will, dated 2nd February, 1906, has been granted to his daughters, the Misses Sarah and Anna Thomas, to whom he left his estate in equal shares. MR A. A. BANNER, CARDifF. Mr Alfred Albert Banner, of 86, Ryder-, street, Cardiff, who died on the 25th June last, aged 66 years, left estate valued at £ 722 3s gross, of which £ 701 8s lOd is net personalty, and probate of his will has been granted to Ms sons, Mr Alfred William Augustus Banner, of 14, Earl-place, Cardiff, Mr Arthur Henry Banner, of 3, Hamilton-street, Cardiff, marine engineer, and to Mr Zachariah Jones Ta of 155, Pearl-street, Cardiff, builder.
AUSTRALIA AND FARMING, Melbourne, Wednesday.—Sir Robert Best* Commonwealth Minister for Trade aojut Customs, addressing an inter-StAte farmers conference to-day, urged the employmeut improved methods of agriculture, closer settle- ment, intensive cultivation, and co-operation* wtth the object of increasing the wheat pro- duction of Australia, in order to supply the needs of Great Britain, and thereby remove the necessity of the Mother Country relying an foreign supplies. An increase in agricultural settlement, said tht; Minister, postulated an increased population and greater security oi defence, leading to a self-contained Empires He hoped to see, ultimately, a reciprocal pvft ferential arrangement throughout the Britfck Bmpire.-Beater.
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