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IIIIIIIIIVA" UXETDFT} AT I BUOTK. On Friday evening a largely-attended meeting WM held in Rothin Town BtU to bet): addresses from Mr Tudor Howell, Conservative candidate for Denbigh Boroughs, and Mr T. A. Wynne Edwards, Conservative candidate for the Western Division of the county. Mr S. Gregson Ellis pre- sided. Mr TUDOR HOWBJJ* who was well received, com- mentftd on the faot tbat be was up to the present without an opponent, although he had no donbt before long tbe arrival of an antagonist would be trampeted in tbe boroaaha. The Radioal oaudidate would have a warm reception from tbe Conserva. tives, but though they meant to fight him hard they woald fight him fair (applause). The death of Dr. Tumour, of Denbigh, had taken from the Con- servatives a great and genial supporter, whom they would miss very much. However, they could only close up their ranks regretfully, and try to emulate the departed one's generous spirit. Turning to politics the speaker declared that while Lord Rose- bery wan nominally Prime Minister, Messrs Dillon and O'Brien were the prime movers of the Govern- ment; There bad been much to do about the Welsh National Legae. which had been started, and which was to be worked on the same methods. This great national uprising had, curiously, been started in Manchester (laughter). He was not alarmed, because if tbe league was to be worked by means of the terrorism whioh was the back- bone 'of the Irish affair, Wales would have none of it, and its propagators would get the punishment they would deserve (applause). He warned his audience that the Irish Home Rule question would be held in the background at the next Parliamentary contest, in order to get a. majority for the Radicals, to enable thsm after- wards to oarry it. It was important for all Unionists not to allow themselves to be dwb;ved on this point. The Evioted Tenants' Bill, which was deservedly thrown out by the Lords, was nothing but an attempt to make the English tax- payer fain) the violated pledges by wbich the Irish eaders like Mr. O'Brien persuaded the Irish tenants to withhold their rents. The Unionist Govern- ment, if it got into power, would go at ouoe to legislation for the working classes, because it was not pledged to great Constitutional changes, which would take years to settle. Employers' liability, to provide compensation for i-jary wbether caused by the negligenoe of the injured peraon or not, so as to cover all accidents, woold be one of the measures he bad authority for saying would be taken np. Mr Howell concluded with a short reference in Welsh tr tbe question of disestablishment, and dis- endowmdnt, wbioh be regarded as a gratuitous dog.ln-ohs-manger proposal, not in the least likely to benefit Nonoonformity (applause). Mr W'TKWB BDWIBDS, the next speaker,was warmly oheered. He said he bad been at the County CouDcil meeting at Wrexham for tbe purpose of defending Rutbis School to tbe bast of his ability. He did so on principle, because it would be a national misfortune if it should appear that money left to particular towns or objeote might in a genera- tion or two be diverted to pome other use. It would oertainly prevent many charitable legacies being left in the future (oheers). Rathin was mainly dependent on agriculture, and it was to the interest of Ruthin to see what the present Government had done for that great Industry. It had done nothing except inorease the burdens to be borne by the land, which already paid the heavy local taxation, while manufacturers and others went free. He regarded the death duties clauses of the Budget ss iniquitous. The Govern- ment bad appointed a Land Commission, at which evidence bad been heard about land courts. He regarded the laud court Idea as dangerous, for i- could only result in the alienation of the IRndiordbl iutere»t in the estates, and Ruthin had had plenty of experience in the injury caused by empty manftioDs. He advocated the marking of foreign produce, especially meat, for the latter alone would do a lot more good than the nationalising of the tithes would do. Of course the tithes vonifi not be abolished, as many farmers expected. It was the hope of getting rid of this payment that made many farmers Liberationism, notwithstand- ing the recent loud assertion to the contrary (applause). The speaker critioised at length the statements of Sir George Osborne Morgan. M.P., to a recent interviewer, and, in reply to SirjGeorge's assertion that it was the religiousness of Wales, brought about by Nonoonformlty which bad prao- tioally exterminated serious crime, Mr Wynne Edwards said it wag not the small number of prisoners at the assizes which showed Wales to be religious. Religion had no influenoe upon burglars and robbdrs, and perrons of tbat kind. He hoped tba" the awakening apparent in Montgomery would extend to the whole of Wales, and that a Welsh National Party would be sent to Parliament, who wonld wioh to do good not only in Wales, but even beyond Off4*- dyke (cheers). On tbe motion of Dr. JINKIRB, seconded by Mr O. W. PBCSXOR, and supported by Mr E. O. V. Lbots. the meeting pledged itself to support the two can- dldatea.

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