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UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE

Tbe anniversary of ihii body has been celebrated ia Manchester. At tbe pabllo meeting tbe Free Trade Halt was packed from end to end with an enthusiastic audience loDg before seven o'clock arrive:?, when the chair wat taken by Sir Wi Ham Sarooart, who was accompanied on the platform by a Urge cumber of tbe leading members of tbe Alliance. In a vigorous addresu, aa Chairman, bit William Harcourt explnined his own position, stated his view of tho present position of temperance reform, and then described at length the mala features of the ootfliot of last summer. Sir Wilfred Lawson moved the Grst resolution, calling upoa the Government to oomblne with tbe people In an eff jrt to rid the nation of its greatest ourse, and to give effect to the thrloerepeated vote of the House of Commons by passing a measare of Local Option, and endowing the electors with a power of dlreot veto on the liquor traffic. Air R. A. Alifsin, MR, and Mr Theodore Fry, M.P., spoke on behalf of the resolntion. The resolution, moved by tbe Re? Charles Garrett, called upon the people of the United Kingdom to oomblne their energies m demanding from their rulers theremoval of that malignant aad intolerable evil, the traffio m intoxicating llquois. Mr S. Pope, QC, ueoonded thle resolution. The Rev, Canon Hioks moved, and Sir Wilfred Lawion leoonded, a resolution In referenoa to the abandoned Government proposal!, and m support of which Mr J BT. Baper ilao spoke. Bailie Selkirk, cf Glasgow, and tbe Rev. .fames Clark, of Salford, moved and seoonded a vote of thanks to Sir William Haroonrt for his services m the ohair, and requesting him, on behalf of the meeting, to forward the resolutions which had been panned to tbe Prime Minister, the First Lord of the Treasury, the Home Secretary, and the President of tbe Local Goverumsnt Board, A few words from Sir William Harcourt m reply closed the proceedings.

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UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2053, 2 February 1889

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