13 JANUARY 1906, Page 3

Mr. Arthur Elliot, the Unionist Free-trade candidate at Durham, has

issued one of the best addresses put forth on the Free-trade side. After setting forth his opinions and his action in Parliament, he adds :—" I have thus naturally in- curred the hostility of the Tariff Reform League, which from its centre in Birmingham presumes to dictate to the citizens of Durham who is to represent them in the House of Commons." We sincerely trust that the electors of Durham will mark their sense of this aggression by returning Mr. Elliot with a largely increased majority. No .statesman of our time could be worthier of their confidence, and in honouring him as their choice they will do honour to themselves.