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"THE UNION JACK."

■■-I -iiiiiitnlr win i -ii, . - CHKKrrußUscaincident EXAGGERATED. (By Telegraph.—Offa Comteadeat) ' CHRISTCHURCH, this day. Christchurcb is now busy looking for expleriati for.-tae^axtia-ordinary disorder that characterised the la now stated (hat the first aceeaat-.et the disgraceful struggle over the Union Jack waa uninUntioia&y exaggerated. It appears that the man who tore the flag from the platform wad not a "little Ehfukader," but a pXriotic ipirit detiroae of uitag it a« a banner for the loyal section of the and knee to rally round. Hut action, however, wad prdbabrymiiUken. AayV Wijri a l -struggle" arOM':m'-waleS:tt^ : 'fliM[' was torn in pieced T|W* waevno <toubV however, - that the ■ A'OjSw^**-';-^" w" Nary League's resolution apptovrng of the Government's action waa orgaaked, fcr an advertisement hi tod "Proay iavlted "general labourers, SoeWieto, workert, and all lovers of B/ltkh freedom and liberty to r6fl v -ajM iWUM protest against the maimer la waks they lad been mortgaged tythefr adtoeriiUe Premier and his cabinet* The feet that the building was iS-lightedy ***'- large . enough for the 1 audience to move about In freely, no doubt iftereaeed the general ' tumult, once the ditoriet waa started, . : '''"' '.': '' i .":,:'..'.:-■',:."-:::.": \'l. A MIDNIGHT INCIDENT. MR. TAYLOR AND THE DREADNOUGHTS. .. ISy immSia) ' ' CHRISTCHURCH, that day. - After the aprbariaai aaitf hag on Waj- ' neadiy • flight, nine' or tea /oaaf aaajt Went to Mr. T. E Taylor's heaae, :,aavtß»: Cashmere Hills, called aha »oat, aa* wanted to know what he had to say regarding Dreadnought*. The asea only left after Mr. Taylor had given aaa a smart cut aerow the fdodwlaaaaaaai'.-v. The poilee had haafd af the iatoaaad ' raw, and two eoastobles caaea oa the. scene. Mr, Taylor lei tha rowdies Off with apologies, and wili aot pneeeato. Hr. Taylor'd hooae-ki hifh ap oa the Ombmere Hills, aad the Incident oocttnad at *Mala|fe^.-;--;-'.'' Garrespeaaeftt) , CHRISTCHURCH, this day. A storm of correspondence hae flooded ', ,the corretpondeace columns of the 1 papers' in reference, to the ineideat. The -Preae," which gave considerable prominence to the incident, stated fa a leader: "We do aot now believe there waa any intention on the part of those who engaged in this foolish, thoughtless melee to do ana diahoaoar to the emblMtt of oar -mti«a>'?i»* ; wflffll intention to insult the -Flag.'' writer that fa view of Mr. Taylor's action in sending Mr. Asquith a cable, viewed m eonjaaetMa with suheeauent evenU, he'is authorised ay a auatber of electors of Ckrartehureh Nerth to state that they had lost tha ooal- . deaot they placed la Mr. Taytor. They ' further consider that the least Mr. Taylor can do is to resign his Mat ia order to allow tha eeaattiaaaey to pahtkay | expreav their aeaUauata la regard to aft ' rtceat behaviour.

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"THE UNION JACK." Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 90, 16 April 1909

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