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The Parish Church.

Combined Services

Technical Instruction.

1 Llanasa.


Shooting Party at Talacre.

Migration of Mutton.

Rent Collecting.




LORD MOSTYN'S GARDEN PARTY. Favoured with glorious weather, the 580 invitations sent out to the Conservative party workers of the county brought to the park on Saturday an equal number of guests in response. The Mostyn brass band was present, playing various selections, and a large marquee was pitched in front of the hall in which tea was served. An open-air meeting was held on the terrace, Lord Mostyn presiding. In his speech, his Lordship said the opposite Party were now holding a council of war for an attack on the House of Lords. The Lords were not frightened (laughter). A great resolution had been fired by a big gun in the House of Commons. There had also been a great trumpet blast. The differ- ence between the blast which Joshua blew at the walls of Jericho and the trumpet blast of Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman was that the former threw down the walls, whilst the latter might possibly disturb the dust in the Parliamentary Chamber (laughter). He thought they all agreed that a second Chamber was necessary. No country would be safe without it (hear, hear). That chamber must have power to criticise bills sent to it from the Lower Chamber. Often these bills were sent to the Lords without having been thoroughly discussed, or after having been guillotined. Was the Upper House to pass these without being allowed to discuss or criticise them ? If that was to be the posi- tion of the House of Lords it would be in- tolerable, and they had better capitulate at once. He pointed out that during the last fifteen months twenty Radicals had been sent to the House of Lords, which guaranteed the safety of that institution. He did not sug- gest that the House of Lords was not in need of reform. A committee was now sitting to consider this matter, the deliberations of which, he hoped, would be carefully con- sidered by the Lords. Mr Harold Edwards, the Conservative can- didate for Flintshire, spoke on the danger of Socialism. He said the future of the Con- servatives depended on the workers energy, keenness, and self-sacrifice would certainly prove successful in the end. To-day every man who owned a little land was in danger of losing it, and everv man who had a little business was in danger of having it taken away for the benefit of the lazy and incom- petent. This danger was not imaginary. It was the duty of the people he had mentioned to defend themselves and their property. They were not alarmed, but they could not ignore the threatening danger of the present age. Referring to the aim and object of the Socialistic movement, the speaker remarked all of them desired to improve the lot of the less fortunate. As Conservatives it was well for them to realise that social reform must be an important part in future legislation, but they must check the pace rather than alter the destination. Most Social Reforms of this century had been initiated by the Conserva- tive Government—the party was prepared to move with the times. The danger of Socialism lay in its methods which were unwise, and, unless changed, would lead to national bankruptcy and disaster. The Con- servative party alone could hope to cope with the danger and guide it into more wholesome channels.

Convention Delegate.


[No title]


The Late Mr. Owen Owens,

Tea and Concert.