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THE CHURCH AND REFORM.

"SWINE, PAUPERS, AND THE DEAD."

A CRUMBLING ESTABLISHMENT.

THE CLERICAL CANVASS.

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THE CLERICAL CANVASS. ON the occasion of the last visit of the Bissop OF ST. ASAPH to Welshpool he endeavoured to delude his auditors into believing that the large majority of Welshmen were against Disestablishment and Dis- endowment. This prelatic wisdom he founded on the number of signatures to the petitions against the Suspensory Bill. The overwhelming Disestablish- ment majorities of the last three general elections were to count for nothing. The voters simply gave their support for Radical principles. When it was suggested that the petitions did not bear the hall mark of genuineness upon them, the rage and indig- nation of the clerical party knew no bounds. During the week the Select Committee on petitions have hid those against the Welsh Suspensory Bill under consideration. Mr LLOYD-GEORGE laid bare some of the falsities used in obtaining signatures. He made a statement, which he enforced by documentary proof, showing in regard to several petitions the names of persons that had been obtained by fraudu- lent misrepresentations. The hon. gentleman also produced declarations proving that forgeries had aluo been committed. It would not be uninteresting to know how mmy signatures were those of boys and girls. At any rate the disjlosures were of suoh a questionable nature that the Committee was amply justified in deciding to ask the Commons for leave to make a special inquiry and report, and to ask for powers to take evidence. The further development of affairs and the unravelling of various mysteries connected with the clerical canvass will be awaited with keen interest.

--PAUPERISM IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE.

A RETROGRADE MOVEMENT. )

MONTGOMERY STANDING JOINT…

KERRY & LLANMEREWIG SUMMER…

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A DANGER REMOVED.