Mabon at T onypandy. Unabated Confidence in the Veteran. Must be Friends Again." Lively Interrupt ions. Perllaps one of the most remarkable election meetings held of recent years at JTonypandy was that at the Judge's Hall on Wednesday evening, when Mabon paid his first visit to the district since his attempt to get the Naval workmen to accept the modified terms offered by the Cambriari Combine some weeks ago. The spacious building was packed from floor to roof, and it was early apparent that this was to be no ordinary meeting. Local Socialists were there in strong numbers bent upon giving the candidate and his colleagues on the Executive Council of the Miners' Federation a warm time, and these were reinforced by a large number of young strikersA who were equally determined to give vent to certain griev- ances which they believe, rightly or wrongly, are to be laid to the charge of ithe veteran leader. Nevertheless, the opposition was good-humouredly on the whole, and when the resolution of confi- dence in the candidate was put to the meeting, it was carried by an overwhelm- ing majority, not more than a dozen ,hands apparently being raised against it. The chair was occupied by Mr. W. P. Nicholas, The Garth, who was supported on the platform by the candidate, Mrs. T. Williams, Tydraw (Mabon's daughter), Mr. Tom Richards, M.P., Mr. Alfred Onions (secretary and treasurer respec- tively of the South Wales Miners' Fede. ration). Mr. Tom John, M.A., and others. Mabon's arrival was the signal for an outburst of cheering mingled with booing and counter cries of Good old Mabon "). "Nothing to Conceal." The Chairman said he had the greatest pleasure in taking the chair and identify' ing himself with the cause of Mabon in this Valley (cheers). He was sure that when the great majority of the electorate came to consider what Mabon had done in the cause of the people—(some dis- order)—he trusted that those who differed from them in opinion would at least give them what was the heritage of every freeborn citizen of the land a patient and impartiaJheaáng (loud cheers). They had nothing to conceal, nothing to be afraid cf. and nothing of which they were ashamed—(renewed applause)—and if there were any charges to be preferred against one who in times of stress and storm had led the coalfield, these should be tabled at the proper place and at the proper time, and, lie doubted not that the veteran leader would be prepared to meet his accusers (loud applause). He was not going to disguise the fact that I I in some matters Mabon perhaps had made a mistake. He might have made a mis- take, but he would tell them that the man who never made a mistake never made anything (loud applause). Assuming for the sake of an argument that Mabon had made a-mistake, were they going to throw over a man who had stood by them in times of storm and stress simply because on one or two occasions he had made a mistake? (Cries of "No"). If he (the chairman) knew anything about the working men of the Rhondda, it was this: that whatever influence they had entertained in regard to Mabon during the past few days, they would rally round Mabon's standard and return him triumphantly at the head of the poll next Mabon's standard and return him triumphantly at the head of the poll next Friday (loud applause). A resolution of confidence in the can- 1 didate and pledging the meeting's sup- port to his candidature was proposed by Mr. Wm. John, seconded by Mr. Henry Jones, and carried by an overwhelming majority. Mr. Alfred Onions addressed the meet- ing on the value of Labour representation in Parliament, and instanced the mea- sures affecting workmen passed by the 1906-10 Government, supported by the Labour members. Labour Chairman's Tribute to Mabon. ir. D. Watts Morgan, who was re- vived with cheers and booing.. said he Wa-s sorry to find that a question of a Komewhat. domestic character, and one belonging to the Miners' Federation alone, been introduced into the Meeting. Mabon and everyone else con- nected with this movement were pre- pared to stand at the bar of judgment at any time (applause). He gathered that what opposition there was was centred in the idea that Mabon had failed in his duty to represent the people in the House of Commons. If that was so he was prepared to take up the chal- lenge (applause). Quoting from the official report of the debates m the House on the Tonypandy riote, Mr. Morgan read Mr. Geo. Barnes' tribute to the speech delivered by the veteran leader, which was as follows:Serious allegations have been made to-day by the honour- able members for Merthyr, but l think that the strongest speech made ™ese benches, at all eventB the one tihat ap- pealed to me most strongh. was tha delivered by the hon member for the Rhondda Valley. (Loud applause). Ihe hon. member for the ^ondda was speak ing as a Welshman, with all the ^rvour of a Welshman, one who has the honour of the Rhondda Valley at heart, and he asked the Home Secretary, not ^only in the interests of government and order but in order to clear the people of the Rhondda Valley from any complicity in the acts of violence, and to grant this inquiry so that the blame could be put on the right shoulders." (Applause). He (Mr. Morgan) trusted that they would not fail in their duty by return- ing Mabon at the, top of the poll. Mr. Tom Richards, nil. P. Mr. Thos. Richards, M.P., said he did not know whether to address them in anger or in sorrow if in anger, he could tell them something, but he would rather do it in sorrow. Mr. Richards was pro- ceeding to deal with a service rendered by Mabon to the miners atJEbbw Vale many years ago, when he was interrupted by a question as to the present crisis in Mid-Rhondda. Mr. Richards retorted by saying that on the following morning the and Mr. Onions were going to meet the workmen, and anyone present in the meeting who felt that he had anything to say on the industrial situation could see him at that meeting. He would be welcomed to give them any information the leaders did not already possess, and to tell them of any mistakes they had committed, if any. Personally, he did not agree that Mabon had made any mis- take, and if he had he (Mr. Richards) was there to take a share of the respon- sibility (cheers). No mistake had been made by Mabon in the present crisis. ((Criesi of "No" and "Yes," and a voice: "My friend, D. A. Thomas"). "Isn't this childish?" proceeded Mr. Richards, simply because Mabon, in talking about Mr. D. A. Thomas, said, 'My friend, D. A. Thomas.' I thought that the miners of South Wales had beer 'better educated than that. In the House I of Commons, Balfour refers to Asquith 'as 'Mv friend,' and Keir Hardie refers ¡ to Asquith as his 'friend.' I ask you not to allow that to influence your judgment I' in a. political or industrial contest. I ask you for God's sake to stop it (loud ap- plause). All who are on the platform are pledged to fight the Cambrian Com- bine until we wrest fair conditions for them (renewed applause). Continuing, Mr. Richards said that the Continuing, Mr. Richards said that the Federation leaders were doing their best. At Cardiff last Saturday, before the representatives of the Board of Trade and the representatives of the owners, Mabon in the chair, with full confidence reposed in him, argued the case of the oppressed workmen of the Cambrian Combine. (A voice: And arguing the case of 2s. 1.3d.") Fes, if you want to argue that, can't .you do it to-morrow morn- ling?" (Cheers). The man who shouts and boos in this meeting never lifted his finger to do a ha'porth of good to the workmen of the Rhondda (loud cheers). Mr. Richards then went on, amid inter- ruptions, to deal with the Veto of the House of Lords. Mabon's Pecord. Mahon's rising to address the meeting was greeted by a remarkable outburst of cheering, mingled with persistent booing. He surveyed the situation" good- humouredly, and when order was at last restored, he proceeded to deliver his address in his characteristic style. His first word brought forth a roar of approval, which was renewed over and over again as he proceeded. He said that next morning their own leaders would make it clear that Mahon was as innocent as a babe of the charge brought against him. (Interruption). Mabon: "Don't interrupt an old man; you and I riiust be friends again" (laugh- ter and cheers). I am here," he added, and I leave my character in the hands of the committee to-morrow and the old man's character will come out as clear as crystal. and as righteous as the sun at midday (loud applause). Proceeding, Mabon said that lie desired to tnank them very much for the reso- lution just carried, which undoubtedly meant that he would be allowed for the seventh time to become their member (hear, hear). Some of them were asking, "What had he done?"' That was not strange as he had done a great deal before many of them were born (laugh- ter). Mabon then briefly outlined his career as a miners' agent, and as member of Parliament, and the reforms which he had been able to cffect in the working conditions of the collier. Since lie had been a member of Parliament, he. said, he had sat on three Committees, and also upon three Royal Commissions. "Do you know of any other man in England or Wales or Scotland that possesses that record? asked the speakeV. Back came the response in a thunderous "No." Well," he proceeded, it is possible that tliere is something in the old man after all (laughter and cheers). Some- thing attempted, something done, hoys." (A voice: The old man is all right laughter and applause). Proceeding, the speaker said that the Liberals of the Rhondda had always allowed him to place, Labour questions foremost on his programme. He was before them as a member of the Trades Union wing of the Labour Party; and the programme for which he was pre- pared to fight was the final Veto of the House of Lords—(applause)—maintenance of Free Ti-ade-(hear, hear)—reversal of the Osborne Judgment, the acknowledg- ment of every man to right of work, the prevention of destitution, the extension of the Old Age Pension scheme, and the Disestablishment of the Church of Eng- land in. Wales (loud applause). In con- clusion, he urged upon them to sink their little, differences, and unite in a solid Progressive body on the great issue before the country. Unless the House of Lords was defeated now, they would not get the opportunity again (loud and pro- longed cheers). At the conclusion of Mabon's address, a member of the audience stepped for- ward and said that he had received a telegram from Mr. J. Redmond, M.P., and Mr. T. P. O'Connor M.P., asking all the Irishmen in the Rhondda to vote for Mabon, the everlasting friend of Ireland." Questions having been suDmittoa ana answered, a vote of thanks was accorded the chairman, and the meeting was brought to a close with the siting of the Welsh National Anthem, to the accom- paniment of a strong chorus of booing. Mabon at Ferndale. An enthusiastic meeting in support of Mabon's candidature was held at Fern- dale on Friday evening last, Cbuncillor Danl. Evans presiding. Addresses were delivered by the candidate, Messrs. D. Watts Morgan, J. Kemp, Councillor Tom George, and Mr. John Williams. A reso- lution approving the candidature of the old veteran was unanimously carried. A meeting of the Executive of the Rhondda Council of the League of Young Liberals was held at the Washington Hotel, Porth, on Saturday evening, Mr. J. T. Lewis, Tonypandy, presiding. A lengthy discussion took place as to the advisability of approaching Mabon with a view of getting Liberal members of Parliament to address meetings in the Rhondda, and it was eventually resolved to appoint a deputation to see him on the question. Rhondda Parliamentary Contest- To the Editor of the (' Rhondda Leader." Sir—Kindly allow me a small space in your columns to repudiate the untruthful statements made by_ certain Liberal speakers in the Rhondda. viz., that the Socialist candidate has been withdrawn in favour of Mabon. •, following resolution was passed at the meeting which finally decided the advisability or otherwise of fighting the seat: —" That the Socialists here assem- bled, representing four I.L.P. and two S.D.P. branches, together with un- attached Socialists,, appeal to all Trade Unionists to abstain from voting and working in this mock election for Mabon as a protest against his industrial and P0Furtherou?' candidate was withdrawn from the field for purely financial reasons. Although having secured the Returning Officer's fee, we were not in a position E to 4e strike) satisfied that the other necessary expenses would be forth- coming in the immediate future. Next time we hope to fight and wan. Thanking you in cha&ma*. W. GRIFFITHS. Secretary. 72, Penygraig Road, Penygraig, Dec. 13th. 1910.
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Lord and Lady Ninian Stuart at Treherbert. At the Opera House, Treherbert, on Tuesday evening, a meeting was held in support of the candidature of Mr. Harold Lloyd. A procession had been formed at Treorchy Station, and, headed by the Pentre Brass Band, proceeded through streets to Treherbert. The Rev. J. D. Evans (vicar of Tre- herbert) presided at the meeting, and said that they were honoured that even- ing by the presence of one who. the other day, won a brilliant and signal victory at Cardiff (applause). He was a worthy member of an old and distinguished family which had always displayed great interest in the welfare and prosperity of the neighbourhood. The Chairman ex- plained that after his long and severe contest Lord Ninian Stuart had com- pletely lost his voice, and was unable to address the meeting, but his wife would speak on his behalf. The Chairman then introduced Lord and Lady Ninian Stuart, and Mr. and Mns. Harold Lloyd, amidst a great outburst of applause.' j Lady Ninian Stuart, who was cordially received when she rose to speak, said that after delivering about 13 speeches a day, even the finest of speakers was more than likely to lose his voice. The present election, she said, was an extraordinary one. Two programmes were put before the electors. The Radicals' programme was to do away with the Veto of the House of Lords. By so doing they would do away with the usefulness of that institution. They would then have a Single-Chamber Government, and no reasonable country had such a, thing. On the other hand. the Unionists said that the House of Lords must be reformed. They would do away with the hereditary principle. When a man had distinguished himself he was honoured and sent to the House of Lords. The House of Lords was there- fore. an institution of capable men. It was said that the Lords retarded the will of the people. When in doubt about the last Budget they put it to the nation, and it had been passed by a small majo- rity. In the future, when deadlocks occurred between the Houses of Lords and Commons, the people would be asked to decide by the Referendum. The Referendum, < she continued, was the most democratic measure ever put to the country, and if thoroughly understood, only Unionists would be returned to Par- liament. She appealed to them to vote for Unionism, and the Referendum, and return Mr. Harold Lloyd at the top of the poll on Friday (loud cheers). Mr. Harold Lloyd then addressed the meeting, and said he was a proud man that night because of the presence in the I meeting of Lord and Lady Ninian Stuart. and they (the audience) ought to be proud, too. All politicians had different opinions on the great question of the House of Lords. The results of the elec- tion up to the present had left the Government in exactly the same position as they were before. A voice: No one gain. But." retorted Mr. Lloyd, "that gain will be lost on Friday night, because I will be in." (Uproar, and cries of Good old Mabon "). Proceeding, Mr. Lloyd asked whether the Liberal Party was sincere in its cry of "Down with the Lords," or was it a cry to help them back to power? Who sent the Peers to the House of Lords? Since 1830 the Liberals had sent to the House 280 Peers, whilst the Unionists had sent only 171. It would thus appear that the people who cried" Down with the House of Lords" were the very people who created them. A very hearty vote of thanks was accorded the speakers, who then pro- ceeded—headed by the Pentre Brass Band —to Fernhill Institute, Tynewydd. where a similar meeting was held. Conservative Candidate at Tonypandy Mr. Harold Lloyd, the Conservative candidate, addressed a crowded meeting at the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, on Wednesday evening, Mr. D. W. James (solicitor) presiding. When question time arrived, the can- didate was veritably bombarded with interrogations, which were answered in a good-humoured spirit.
A Good Thing for Tonypandy. It is a. good thing for Tonypandy that well-known residents do not hesitate to speak out frankly and unreservedly in the hope that their experiences may be a valuable guide to others.. This week we give the experience ot Mrs. T. Park, of 49. Eleanor Street. Tonypandy, who says:—"My back used to be so bad at times that I hardly knew how to get about, and I felt so dull and depressed that I had no hear* for any- thing. I had suffered for years with my back and nothing seemed to do me any o-ood' although I tried lots of remedies. I could not bend easily, and it was agony to kneel because of the darting painrs in my back. « I was unable to stand any length of time on account of dizziness, and I was troubled with neuralgic headaches, a sickly feeling, and loss of appetite. "Hearing Doan's Backache Kidney Pills recommended, I purchased a, box, and it relieved me so much that 1 con- tinued with the medicine ^hen I had taken two boxes of the pills, my back was so well that I could do my work without pain. I felt fresher on rising in the mornings, and could eat better. All the other symptoms had also gone. 1 have never found such a reliable medicine as Doan's Backache Kidney Pills, and I shall always keep some of them by me. Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are two shillings and ninepence per box, or six boxes for thirteen shillings and nmepence. Of all chemists and stores, or post tree direct from the Foster-McClellan Co., 8, Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, W. Be sure vou get the same kind of pills as Mrs. Park had. 4905d
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Conference Tries for Settlement. Combine's New Proposals. Hopeful Signs. After two days' sitting, the Conference called by the Board of Trade to bring about a settlement of the Ely Pit price- list dispute adjourned until Saturday next, no decision having been arrived at. The Conference, which was held at the Engineers' Institute, Cardiff, on Friday and Saturday last, was attended by Mr. G. R. Askwith, K.C., and Mr. Isaac Mitchell, of the Board of Trade; Mr. P. L. Davis and Mr. Wm. Abraham (Mabon), chairmen of the owners' and I workmen's side of the Conciliation Board Mr. D. A. Thomas and Mr. Leonard Llewelyn and other officials of the Cam- brian Combine; Mr. D. Watts Morgan and the Naval Colliery Lodge delegates, together with Mr. Thos. Richards, M.P., and Mr. Alfred Onions, secretary and treasurer respectively of the South Wales Miners' Federation. At the outset of Friday's sitting of the joint parties, Mr. Askwith spoke of the desirability o,f bringing about a settle- ment, for not only was the dispute a menace to the industrial peace of South Wales, but also entailed great suffering upon the women and children during the worst part of the year. He made a strong appeal to them to approach the matter in a spirit of conciliation, and endeavour by all means in their power to bring about a solution. The owners' side opposed the admis- sion of the other members of "the depu- tation representing the Cambrian Com- bine workmen, remarking that they were not parties to the dispute. In reply to Mr. Askwith, the Naval representatives said they refused to accept the therms offered for working the disputed seam, as in their opinion they did not amount to a living wage. The owners controverted this state- ment, and produced figures which they claimed showed that good wages might be earned by competent workmen in that seam. After further discussion the Conference was adjourned until the following day. Separate meetings of the parties were held on Saturday before the general meeting, when, it is understood, that proposals were formulated by the owners, and which were later considered in joint meeting. During the afternoon counter proposals were. made by the men, among them being a suggestion that a minimum wage should be paid for working in abnormal places. The owners, however, refused to discuss the question at the present juncture, and when the, proceed- ings were adjourned the position was regarded as somewhat delicate. i Attention was called at the Conference to a misleading impression that the Board of Trade had intervened in the men's interests, and it was explained that the Board of Trade's action was purely taken in the interests of peace, for the Government Department did not represent either the owners or the work- men Although nothing in the way of a settlement—or even a partial settlement.— I was arrived at, it is felt in local circles that a. great step has been taken towards that desideratum. The, owners have come 1 forward with a new set of proposals, j beyond which, it is stated, they are not prepared to go, while the men, on the other hand, have to a certain extent receded from the position they at first took up, and have put forward counter proposals. This is regarded as a hopeful sign, and there are not wanting those who believe that peace may yet be re- stored to the troubled area before Christ- mas.
I Miners' Leaders Surprised, J Mass Meeting Postponed. When Mr. Tom Richards, M.P., Mr. Alfred Onions, and Mr. D. Watts Morgan presented themselves at the Empire, Tonvpandy, this (Thursday) morning to meet the Naval Colliery workmen, they were greatly surprised to find a notice pinned on one of the doors announcing that the meeting had been postponed until Tuesday next. This course was rendered necessary by the determination of the men to march to Pontypridd Police Court in connection with the adjourned cases against a number of Gilfach Goch workmen, but no information, it is stated was conveyed to Mr. Richards and his colleagues of this departure from the original plans.. The Conference convened by Mr. Askwith, K.C., of the Board of Trade, which was adjourned from oaturday last to next Saturday, has been further ad- journed at Mr. Askwith's request until Wednesday. Mr. R. Bartlett, 175. Trealaw Road, secretary of the Rhondda branch of the National Secular Society, sends us for transmission to the Mid-Rhondda Cen- tral Distress Fund the sum of £ 1,. half of which was collected at the Society s evening lecture at the Theatre Royal, Tonypandy, on Sunday last, the remainder being given by the lecturer, Mr. J. 1. Lloyd, London. We have pleasure m acknowledging same, and also to state that this amount mrs been handed over to the Rev. W. Ambrose Williams, chair- man of the Distress Committee.
Local Wedding. I JOHNSON—JOHN. A very quiet but pretty wedding was I solemnised at Salem Newydd (W.B.). Ferndale, on Monday morning. The contracting parties were Mr. T. J Johnson, 19, North Street, Ferndale (the eldest son of Mr. Ben Johnson, egg mer- chant, Ciliren. Boncath, Pem.), and Miss Annie John (the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip John 7. Church Street^ Ferndale, retired guardsman ot the iatt Vale Railway Co.). The bride, who was beautifully attired in a grey cloth cos- tume trimmed with corded silk, with a grey crinoline hat with tinselle flowers to match was given away by her father. The bridesmaids were Miss M. Edwards, Whitland, and Miss L. Johnson, Boncath (sister of bridegroom). The bridegroom was accompanied by Mr. Willie T. John. London House, Aberaman (brother of the bride) The officiating minister was the Rev. Isaac Jones, the Rev. B. Watkins, who was to have assisted in the cere- mony, being unable to attend through illness. After the ceremony, breakfast was partaken of at the bride's parents residence to which numerous guests were invited. Later in the day, the newly- wedded couple left for London, where the honeymoon is being spent. The bride's going away dress was of old rose with a mole hat. The presents received were numerous and costly.
Strikers in Court. Britannic Workmen Summoned for Assault. Procession of Workmen March to Pontypridd. Shortly after 5 o'clock on Wednesday morning the shrill note of a, bugle blast resounded through Mid-Rhondda and Gilfach Goch. calling the strikers together to march in a procession to Pontypridd Police Court, where a number of work- men were charged with using violence towards William Gould, assistant manager at the Britannic Colliery. Gilfach Goch. on 29th November. Despite a. heavy downpour of rain, the men assembled in large numbers at various points at Clydach Vale, Tony- pandy, and Penygraig. the Rhondda men being joined at the latter place by the Gilfach Goch contingent. The procession, over a mile long, then proceeded on its way in an orderly manner to Pontypridd, headed by the Llwynypia. Drum and Fife Band, and a local brass band. The defen- dants had their summonses pinned on their caps, and these evoked considerable merriment. In the centre of the pro- cession two men carried a white banner, bearing the illustration of a lean cat, with the words, "Hungry as L-ions." Two wooden horses, with .(t card attached bearing the words, What about the horses? caused much amusement. Upon arriving at Pontypridd, the men proceeded to the Common, and held a meeting around the Rocking Stone. I-Iere they were addressed by Mr. Noah Rees, Clydach Vale, Mr. John Rees, Peny- graig, and others, who appealed to them to conduct themselves in an orderly manner. On the motion of Mr. John Hughes, a resolution was carried that a message be sent to the Conference sit- ting at Cardiff stating that they were not prepared to work under any con- ditions in the event of the men sum- moned being convicted until they were set free. Mr. Mark Harcombe was in- structed to forward the message. Proceedings at Court. The proceedings in Court were con- fined to those directly concerned in the case. Mr. Chas. Kenshole prosecuted, and Mr. Abel Thomas. K.C., M.P., (in- structed by Messrs. Morgan, Bruce, Nicholas, and James', defended. The first case heard was that against Chas. Courtman, and the evidence given was that Gould, the complainant, was on his way back from the Dinas Main Col- liery, where he had been seeing that the pumps were being properly attended to, when he was set upon by a large crowd. Stones were thrown at him., and he was struck several times about the head and body. Under cross-examination by Mr. Abel Thomas, witness admitted some of the crowd were laughing and chaffing as well as booing. He also admitted it was pos- sible that some of the men did their best to protect him. He was afterwards escorted to the railway station by two men, who provided him with a news- paper. Further evidence having been given by P.S. George and Inspector Morris, the case was adjourned until to-day (Thurs- day), the defence being reserved. The case against Henry Handley, also I charged with assaulting Gould, was similarly adjourned until to-day after the evidence of P.S. George and P.C. Williams had been heard. The men outside the Court then re- formed and marched back to their homes. Another large procession of Llwynypia and ClydacE. Vale workmen, accompanied by the Penygraig and Gilfach Goch con- tingents, marched to Pontypridd on Thursday. 1 Appointment of Teachers To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." I -Reading the report of the Rhondda Education Committee in your last issue, and of the appointment" of headteachers for Blaenrhondda and Clydaeh Schools, I was very much sur- prised and disappointed, and I am sure- that many beside myself feel that the whole procedure was very disappointing and unsatisfactory. There is no evidence that the expert, Mr, Berry, was consulted at all as to the qualifications of the ca.iidida,te4,- the fact that he is in almost daily contact with teachers, his intimate knowledge of their character and capabilities for teaching, would give him an advantage in judg- ment over the Committee members; but we cannot gather from the report that he was even consulted. The mode of pro- cedure implies so much, for if there had been any regard for expert opinion and recommendation, there would have been no need for a third and fourth ballot— one would have sufficed. Again, why is it that Mr. Alfred Evans, who is an Inter. B.A. (London), and who had been chosen for the short list on a previous occasion, had to stand aside for one who had come on the short list for the first time? I have it on the autho- rity of those who know what they are talking about, that Mr. Evans' qualifi- cations are equal, if not- better, than the best on the short list, and that his ability to teach is beyond question. Another thing that requires explana- tion is that Mr. Alf. Evans, in the first round, had 27 votes. There he was in his right place; but in the second round he only secured 20 votes. What had become of the seven? What influence had been brought to bear: or what new light or facts had come to their know- ledge in the meantime to make them alter their opinion ? As the lowest was cut off, one would expect the others to increase instead of decreasing. This is a question that concerns all. Our children ought to have the advan- tage of the best teachers, inasmuch as we pay for it, and all teachers who have sacrificed and worked hard and distin- guished themselves ought to have per- fect fairplay. We ought to know how each member voted, so that we could ask these seven (who failed to record their second vote) when next they ask our suffrage to explain themselves. Thanking you in anticipation.—Yours, &c.. 10AN AP rAGO.
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