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--The Campaign in West Carmarthenshire.


The Campaign in West Carmar- thenshire. ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTIONS FOR LNIR JOH N HINDS. GREAT ENTHUSIASM FOR THE POPULAR CANDIDATE- AY AR M CONGRATULATIONS* FROM MR LLOYD GEORGE. "UN O R PLANT* Y WERIN." The contest has been opened in West Car- marthenshire. Wherever Mr John Hinds has appeared he has been accorded the most en- thusiastic receptions, and it is evident that the choice made iby the delegates at Water st. last wee has been warmly riti-fied by the con- stituency. Whatever slight differences of opinion there may have existed before ie choice was made, all Liberals are agreed that the lot has fallen to a gentleman who is well qualified to carry the standard of Liberalism iill West Carmarthenshire. The only danger is now that Liherals may not take the contest seriously. Mr Hinds has been so rec-eived. and has so thoroughly voiced the popular sentiment in his speeches that Liberals may legarc the opposition as a mere formality and scarcely worth regarding as a serious contest. It is th, duty of Liberals therefore to strain every nerve to put -I"1" Hinds into Parliament ii,v an mi precedes ;(1 .majority that we shall have no more elections in this constitu- ency for the next twenty year. and that West Carmarthenshire may in future be marked on the Tory map as "homeless." Mr John Hinds' career shows that he is a man to be relied -upon. He was a Noncon- formist 'when lie resided at his home in Car- marthen, and lie is a Nonconformist now that he has achieved success in London. He is the same John Hinds to-day as he was when he was a boy in Carmarthen. He has been not merely faithful to his principles, he has been active and aggressive in standing up for them. The existence of a strong National sentiment amongst the London Cymry is in a great measure due to the efforts cf a little band of Welshmen who live in the ,:Metropol,is-and of this little band Mr John Hinds is not the least. In his address Mr Hinds sounds the true key note of "Welsh Nationalism and Pro- gressive Liberalism." He points out that the question of the House of Lords is dis- tinctly a Welsh question. "Our aspirations and ideals as a small nation have been con- sistently ignored or thwarted by the here- ditary and non-representative House of Peers and at last the Nation is called upon to put an end to its arrogant policy of obstruction." This is a very fair comment. W liatever the House of Lords has stood up for, it has cer- tainly never stood up for Wales. Wales is essentially a Democratic country. There a-re scarcely any Welsh Lords in the fullest sense of the term. To their credit be it said that occasionally a Scotch Peer stands up for Scotch ideas im the Gilded Chamher; and there may have been times even when an Irish Peer has stood uip for Ireland. But it is lalmost unheard of for anybody in the House of Lords to stand up to voice Welsh sentiment. It must be admitted that there ore a few in the Upper House who have earned fame of a kind by their opposition to the demands of the Welsh people. fit all the other points upon which he touches in his addressâDisestablishment, Licensing Reffoiun, Poor Law Reform, etc. Mr Hinds shows himself to be a worthy ex- ponent of Welsh Nationiai Ideas, and in voting for him the electors of the constitu- ency will jfeel that they are voting for their own ideas which he represents. In a word by voting for Mr John Hinds they are voting for Wales. Mr Hinds opened ihis campaign at Llfcnybri on Monday evening, when lie addressed a crowded and enthusiastic meeting in the Old Chapel. The chair was occupied by Mr G. Barrett Evans, bivn, the County Councillor for the division, who stated that Mr Hinds was the son of a tenant farmer. He was thoroughly alive to the needs of the farmers in the dis- trict in which he was born, and it was men of that type whom they requireu to represent the constituency in Parliament. Mr Hinds in the course of an address com- pared the position of the Liberal Party to that of the strikers in South Wales at the present time. A strilke was the last resort in the industrial world, and a General Elec- tion was the last resort in politics. A fa,ir and honest attempt had been made to settle the political difficulty by a Conference, but that had failed, and the Liberal party had Jeen forced "to stop work." There would ami could not be any resumption of work until the Liberal party had obtained equit- able terms (hear, hear), Many attempts would be made to confuse the issues at this election. But Wales was not likely to be led away by anything of that sort (applause). In this country they had set their hearts on religious equality. For many yeans they had electÃ¥on atfter election declared in favour of Disestablishment, but the claims and the demands of the democracy did not weigh with the Peers. The people's representa- -tives were now out on a ornsade-not a tournament (applause). They heard a good deal at this juncture of the virtues of the referendum as a means of settling acute political) controversies. Referendum, how- ever, was a crude and awkward method, which would turn out a, ghastly failure in this country. This, again, was only an attempt at ponifusing the issue. They wanted the people to and that could never be achileved until the veto of this unrepresenta- tive House was broken (applause. He asked how long were the electors going to allow the present intolerable state of affairs to con- tinue, That constituency was asked to aid the Liberal Government to put an end to it, and to girve both parties an equal opportunity. to put their ideals into practice. The dominating issue at this election was: Were the people or the peers to rule (A voice: The people, of course, and laughter). He urged all im friends to go to the poll, and in the meantime to endeavour to persuade their political' opponents, so that the proud majo- political' opponents, so that the proud majo- rity of the last election might be maintained, jf not increased (applause). Mr J. W. Harries, Bilroath, proposed a resolution otf confidence in Mr Hnids, which was seconded by Mr Henry Jones, Parkglas,! and supported by Mr John Bowen, Brynglas, Liang1 innock Walter John, Parceithvn; and the Rev J. Morris, C.M., Llanstephan, and carried with amiamation.


Carmarthen Boroughs.

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National Farmers Union.



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The Churches.


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