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A SUFFRAGAN BISHOP FOR SWANSEA.

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"LLANDOVERY.

" THE COMPENSATION QUESTION."

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THE COMPENSATION QUESTION." To the Editor of THE JOURNAL. SIR,-As I believe that very few people under- stand the question, you may feel inclined to insert this letter. I would show in the first place what the Goocrnment proposals are :â 1. (a) To put a tax on lupior of £ 1,300,000. (b) Licensing Magistrates to issue no more licences, except in certain exceptional cases. (c) E350,000 of this tax to be placed yearly in the hands of the county councils for the purpose of buying up and extinguishing licenses. They need not spend the money unless they like. The objections which are commonly heard are as follows: II (a) That putting your money into breweries and licensed houses is merely a speculation. That if you invest your money in a business, which pays such a high rate of interest as brewing or keeping a public house, you must not cry out if it does not last for ever. Monopolies dont last, but they pay well while they do. (Ii) That this small sum will hardly be of any use. That we are setting up a precedent which it will be very hard to break through. (11) Th t a licence only lasts for 12 months. (e) That the owners and not the occupiers will get all the tnon j. The reasons why I think we should accept the attempt of the Government are as follows III (a) The Tax is on liquor. (b) The magistrates are to issue no more licences. (c) The present power which the magistrates have of refusal is left untouched. (Il) If the Bill is not passed, nothing else will be attempted for a long while. (e) The opposition of Mr Glad- stone is fictitious. Uuntil the present time he has declared for Compensation. I am, sir, Yours faithfully, A TEMPERANCE WORKER.

A CORRECTION.

THE CHURCH AT PENDINE,

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