Meantime the attempts of the Liberian government to control the Kru coast led to various troubles, such as the fining or firing upon foreign steamships for alleged contraventions of regulations.
The ordinary laws, too, had been suspended; the fining and confiscation of newspapers had been resumed, and the " Cadets " had been forbidden to hold a congress.
Then there grew up all over Europe a system of fining the knights who failed to respond to the sovereign's call or to stay their full time in the field; and in England this fine developed, from the reign of Henry II.
The government responded by fining and imprisoning the parents.
Meanwhile the Cavalier party invented a system of heavily fining men who had been their opponents in the troubles.
In order to bring this about, a further operation, namely that of fining, is necessary.
In some cases purely mechanical means such as the use of Spanish clay or filtration are employed for fining purposes.
As the wine matures the most noticeable feature in the first instance is the reduction in the acidity, which is mainly due to a deposition of tartar, and the disappearance of tannin and colouring matter, due to fining and the action of oxygen.
The first racking and fining takes place about December.