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Much •musemeni has been created In Glamorganshire by • romarkable speech by a Mr John Jones, delivered before the Mumbles Local Board («va the " London Dally Ha ffß,") It appears that » depnta* tlon presented themselves before the Board to protest against the illusage the donkeys reoelved at the Mumbles Heads at the hands of their drivers. Tbe deputation was introduced by Mr Jones, who said the question was • peculiar one, bat one with which he considered It was within their provlnoo to deal. It might be said that as an assembly of asses they might approach the question with]* certain *monn| of brotherly love*— (Inughter.) They know from Holy Writ that In the days of the Judges of lartel the valiant Samson slew a multitude of tbe Philistines with the jiwbone of an as?, and ho had often thought that the inhuman treatment the poor »aaes reoelved was dm In a great meaemre te the dead p b.HL)tlnes calling i upon posterity to avenge them — (Laughter.) For nlnoa the Samim episode the vendetta had gone on, to the disgrace of humanity. -(Hear, hear.) Mr Jonea, continninft, said, " I presume the deputation selected me to plead the cau'e of the poor asies as the biggest aas on the board —(laughter)— but whether this is 80 or not I oare noth'ng ; all I ante is this ; lot us ply oar jawbones to-night bo that we shall determine to do all we can to improve the condition and lighten tha distress and suffering of our fellow oroatureB — (loud laughter)— the acmes outside the board— (renewed laughter)— and prove the truth of the poet's words, 'A fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind.' — (Roars of laughter.) Let it not be said that we are oareless or unfeeling m .this matter.— (Cheers ) I have much pleasure m intro" duolng the deputation, whose labours I hope will have the effect of ameliorating tbe condition of the asses inside and outside this board "—(Loud laughter and cheers.)

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BROTHERS IN DISTRESS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2156, 24 June 1889

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BROTHERS IN DISTRESS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2156, 24 June 1889