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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.

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

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