Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

A PERSISTENT INTERJECTOR

ELECTION 'MEETING DISTURBED. In the temporary absence of the Taka - puna police, a. recent meeting addressed bv Mr H. C. Tewsley, Opposition candidato for the Waitemata {(Auckland) electorate, was tiiken charge of by a persistent interjector, who, strangely enough, was a supporter of the Opposition party. Although. carried out of the hall once, and at a later stage cautioned by a policeman, be persisted in his interruptions, and when the meeting closed he was endeavoring “ to pass a resolution to put out the Massey Government.” . . The trouble started when the disturber rose and asked if he might " interject the sneaker.” Mr Bradney, he said, had addressed a meeting of ladies and endeavored to teach them how to bring up their children. The chairman, Mr Vi. Blomfield, Mayor of Takapuna, told the mtcriector to sit down. The Interjector : M e want better statesmen than The Chairman Mull somebody come and nush him out? The Interjector: What did they say when Sir Joseph M’ard gave a Dreadnought? He ought to have given three Dreadnoughts. , , , The Chairman : M ill somebody get a policeman? , , J , The Interjector ; He ought to have given four Dreadnoughts. The Chairman : There should ho a policeman here at a mooting like this. The Tntenector ; Compare Mr Bradney Disraeli. Wo, don t wan't men like that ill Parliament! The Chairman : Will someone put him ° ll 'Phc Interjector ; M : c want men like KitI chener in Parliament, i The Chairman ; It’s a pity we’ve not got a policeman. After applauding vigorously the candidate’s statement that the consumption of liquor was decreasing, the disturber was oven more emphatic in hie approciaof Mr Tewsley’a attitude on the 1 Bible-in-schools controversy. “The young ! should get religions instruction,” said the ’candidate, “at'the mother’s knee.” The Interjector ; Hoar, hear.’ At the mother’s knee. j The Chairman : You must not interrupt I the meeting. ■ , , ~ The Interieclor : Mb must applaud tho speaker. How else would ho know how (lie is getting on. I’m for religious leachi inr at the mother’s knee, j The Chairman : It’s a pity we ha vent a j policeman here. j Several members of the audience came - forward and endeavored to remove the interrupter. “\ou come out, said one j of the volunteers. I The Interjector: Wo want statesmen. Mb want men like Mr Tewsley. I’m not going out! Air Tewsley is a man, and will bo a statesman. (Applause.) Mr Towoley : Thank you. Eventually the disturber was carried \ out by three members of the audience. He continued, however, to interrupt the proceedings. The Interjector : Open the door, Mr ! Tewsley. I’ll be quiet, I Tlio Chairman ; Unfortunately, our local policeman is very hard worked at the present time. (Laughter.) j Tho Interjector : Will you let mo in. Air Tewsley, and T won’t say anything? If T disturb the meeting. I won’t come !in attain. I will give three cheers for Air Tewslev. Three cheers for Mr TewsIcy! Down with the Alassey Govern- ; ment! Having repeated several times the last exclamation, mixed with some warm adjectives, tho disturber was evidently for- , given and allowed to resume his seat, Whence lie continued to keep up a runnine- fire of comment, praising tho speaker amf abusing the Government.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/ESD19141126.2.53

Bibliographic details

A PERSISTENT INTERJECTOR, Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914

Word Count
534

A PERSISTENT INTERJECTOR Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914

Working