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"HAPPY AUGURY. 1 SWANSEA .GOING STRONG. RECORD CONSERVATIVE •ANNUAL." iCapt. Heneage New Chairman. The annual meeting of the Swansea Con- servative and Unionist, Association, held at the Junior Imperial Club, Castle Buildings, Swan&ea, on Friday evening, was largely attended, and proved a. happy augury for the future. Never before had there been so many present at the animal gathering, and the proceedings, especially the election of Captain A. Heneage, R.N., the new chair- man, were marked with great enthusiasm. Ald. D. Davies, the retiring chairman, presided, and was supported by Captain Heneage and Mr. D. Villiers Meager, the prospective Unionist candidate for Swansea Town. The large and influential attendance included Councillors G. Hemmings, D. 1 Bassett, Messrs. W. Grey Walters, J. R. Davios, J. Hillard, A. Abbott, Captain T. Martin, Messrs. E. Beoi, S. Ackland, J. H. Grant, W. Goaman, H. Poole, D. L. Wil- liams, Bert Evans, W. Curraai, A. George, W. Lawson Evans, W. Jones, F. J. Chap- man. J. D. Jones. Ll. Walters, R. Jones, J. P. Colbowrn. T. R. Robinson, F. T. Wil- liams, B. A. Recs, W. E. Lewis, J. Moor- land. G. Leworthy, S. E. Walters, O. Maggs, H. Link. D. Vaughau, Mr. Ben Bottomley (a,geat), and many others. Apologies for non-attendance were received from Messrs. A. F. Eden (hop. treasurer), A. W. Geminell, Iltid Thomas, and ntheTs. The report and balance-sheet were of a highiv satisfactory character, subscriptions and donations amounting to L906, as against -2878. The.bala.nce in hand is je43. Mr. A. F. Edeai wrote that he should never be satis- fied until he saw the .subscriptions and dona- tions amount to £ 1,000. During the year £ 100 had been placed to the credit of the suspense account. The œiKrt and balaj?e-sheet having b?en adopted, Mr. Ah CgB proposed the M-eJoetMrn of Sir John Llewelyn as president, amidst applause, and spate of that gentlamian 'a untiring work not- only for the cause but for beoieivoisnce. They were all proud of SilJl" John, and they oould not have a better president. (Applause). Mr. J. Smith seoonded.—Carried with ac- lamatioo. Ooun. G. Hammings proposed the re-elec- tion of the vice-presidents; Mr. Llew. Wal- oe d e ''Its; llr. Ll e. ters wconded.ed Hie Chairman, amidst applause, then pro- posed that Captain Heneiaige be chairman of the association for the year. They had, he said, been very fort.uniate to seoure Heneage's services, and no one could be more suitable to occupy the position tilan a disuniguished sailor as Captain Heneage was. (Loud applause). As Conservatives, they were very proud they bad secured his anoo so soon, and hia ivide knowledge, experience, and igtrcat influence would par,>ve j a. factor of greet importance not only to Oansarvativee, but. he believed,, to the town generally. He (Aid. Davies) HOPED TO SEE CAPTAIN HENEAGE coming into the thick of their looal actavi- j ties; already he, had joined the Art and Crafi.3 Committee, and had attended the first meeting after has election. W -e want," concluded the chairman, amidst ap- piause, "as many gentlemen ib possible of the type of Captain Heneage, and we are exceedingly fortunate in having secured his cervices as chairman for the coming year." (Cheers) Mr. J. Hillard seconded, and said*Capt. j Heneage had already given them a taste of his quality, and had sihowed himself to be air. active fighter. He believed Captain Henaaee would be one qf the best men they eVleT had in Swansea. (Loud applause). Captain Heneage having been elected amidst the greatest enthusiasm, said in re- turning thanks that, he. appreciated tile hon- our very much. At present he was not ae- •itomed to public work, and for the moment he would perhaps feel more at home in ad- dressing 600 men on the quarter-deck—and telling them what he thought of them. (Laughter and applause.) Still he would do his utmost on behalf of the CBUW, and if there were any shortcomings on his part he would ask for their kind indulgence. A sailor's business did not lead to speaking and public wcrk generally, (hough in the course of duties one might preside at court- maitials and inquiries. But that, after all, did not teach public work amongst the wor- | kers of the country. When he was in the East, after an engagement which was ratiier I historical between certain Powers, an ad- miral was coming home after making a. name I for ??ITnse?f. His captain turned to the i speaker and said, Mark my words, the ad- miral will go hom? and ruin his name by | going into politics," '?)d he did. Towards the end of the campaign Captain Hen&age's captain distinguished himself very much, and when he got home stood as a Radical I candidate, find lie too rather ruined his name. (Laughter.) But lie trusted that would not befall him. He promised them he would do his utmost for the causf. (Cheers.) THE RETIRING CHAIRMAN.. I TTIE ('?flAT I Mr. D., Villiers Meager, in proposing thanks to Ald. David Davies for the way he had occupied the chair during the past year, said they owed Mr. Davies much, and they greatly appreciated what he had done and was doing for them. (Applause.) Mr. T. Robinson seconded.—Carried. Aid. D. Davies, in reply, said it was very satisfactory to know their party organisa- tion was in such a flourishing condition, and when the next General Election came they would be, as a party, in an excellent position to fight. (Applause.) Regarding Captain Heneage's experiences, if getting into Parliament was the rllJln of naval officers he hoped Captain Heneage's ruin was not far off. (Loud laughter and applause.) Upon the proposition of Mr. J. H. Grant, seconded by Mr. Goaman, Mesers. A. Ab- bott, G. Ilemmings, J. Hillard, P. Moly- neux, and T. R. Robinson were re-elected vice-chairman. Mr. J. R. Davies, dn proposing the re- election of Mr. A. F.. Eden, as hon. treas- > Tfts New Chairman. I urpr,said he delighted to d'i))():.?r. I E(jn had cnn?ent?rj to continue in office. ( In a. vary large the iina.DaiaI PM- tion of the associa-tion was due to the ener- gies and good work of Mr. Eden. Mr. T. Robinson seoonded.—Carried amidst enthusiasm. I THE RESOLUTION. Mr. liners Meager then delivered a short address in moving the following resolution: That this meeting condennis the con- duct of the Government in refusing to take the opinion of the country at the pre- sent critical juncture." Air. Meager said that resolution was sim- ilar to many others being passed broadcast over the country and when such resolutions were being so carried :n such, sweeping terms there was just, cause for them. And I yet Mr. Asquith" saw no reason w hatever for the demands for a general election, and you make take it from me I shall not advise any such course." In the same way h, had the foolhardieas to say "W e are not going to be frightened, or arrested or de- flected from wha.t be believe to be right by the menace of civil war." The most pro- minent .statesman in the country admitted the menace of civil war, and yet saw there was no reason why the voice of the country should be taken as to whether we should I emhark upon civil war. Mr. Meager pro- ceeded to give reasons why there should be an appeal to the country, and the strongest reason was the menace of civil war. (Ap- planse.) That menaoe had been BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH ) lIS, GOVERNMENT by the Cabinet in the last three or four years. The country did not want Home ?,ule, and one might speak in strong terms of the position taken up in Wales. In m- ter Protestants n.nd Nonconfo-nniste were combining together to protect themselves and yet the Nonconformists of Weles were willing fox their fellows to be left to the tender mercies of those wfcom they feared. Regarding Disestablish nent at was nothing but a wanton insult to the Church, without I doing a scrap of good to any living person, ^nd disendowment was nottiing but RDBBKRY \JF FUNDS belonging to the Church, funds which tneir opponents admitted were being used to the best advantage. Mr. Meager touched upon the Marconi scandal, and crticised the Chan- cellor's land bursting campaign and the real alternatives that the Unionists had to offer. (Applause. ) I Mr. F. Wacldington, in seconding, em- nhasised the need of au efficient navy, and said the whole of the fleet was practically concentrated on the North Sea; the Govern- ment had gone back on the two-power stan- dard adopted by the Unionists, in 1905-lfj06, and the Mediterranean to-day was practically unprotected. This position oould not be allowed, and yet in spite even of ;1at the present Government of so called retrench- ment and reform had passed and SPENT NO LESS THAN 50 llllLIJ I MORE than the Unionist Government of 1906. If it had been spent on securing national sccurity, no one would have grumbled, but it had not. As regards the poeition in Ulster, Mr. Waddington said there had been a large number of recruits not only enlisted at Swansea, but South Wales—and oflVrrs as well—who would go out and help Ulster in their hour of trial if needed. ap plauso.) Mr. Waddington. spoke of the ing progress of Unionism in South Wales, and said in five constituencies thf v bad now whole-time agents. THE COLONEL. During the meeting the Chairman said, they would be pleased to know that Colonel J. R. Wright was now able to be out again, a,nd he hoped before long they would pee him with them in their midst. (Loud applause.) A vote of condolence, members standing, was passed with Major Lewis (a rice-presi- dent) on the recent death of his wife after great suffering.



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