"You don't say so!" said I. "That cat was the old Maltesethe chairman of that convention.
[Illustration: Chairman at Farmers' Ordinary.
"Finally, no unprejudiced observer would dare assert that the man (Sir Edward Grey) who was ready to transform himself at a suitable opportunity into an ally of Russia, would have been an impartial chairman in a conference held under the pressure of a Russian mobilization.
"What; are you here, John?" said the chairman to a decent-looking man who stepped up in answer to his name.
The whole church membership is then carefully studied, and every member put at work upon some committee, a chairman for the committee being appointed at the same time.
A.J.B. [Footnote 1: [Address of the Earl of Balfour as Chairman on the occasion of the delivery on June 13, 1922, in Gray's Inn of the first of the lectures herein reprinted.
Nor could he be prevailed upon, even after this resolution, to alter his conduct: for though he continued to sign the papers, which were handed to him by virtue of holding this office, he never was once seated as the chairman during the twenty years in which he attended at these meetings.
I feel willing to do it, and think I shall say nothing more about it, but just let Birney and Stanton make the speeches they expect to before the committee this week, and when they have done, make an independent application to the chairman as a woman, as a Southerner, as a moral being....