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THE "OBSERVER" AND ITS POLICY.

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NEWS AND OBSKRVA ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. „ It is very probable that a body of volunteers, eight hundred in number, will encamp in this neighbourhood for a week or ten days in August, and application has been made to the Town Council for the use of the flats for drill- ing purposes. The visit of such a large num- ber of volunteers cannot fail to prove an ex- cellent advertisement to the town. The excursion season has commenced, and special trains have arrived here from Man- chester and elsewhere. On Tuesday a special train left for Birmingham, in connection with the Foresters, and another will leave to-morrow (Saturday) morning for Swansea, where Mr Gladstone is engaged in stirring up strife. Just now a somewhat strong feeling is being manifested in opposition to the views on Church matters which have been published in the Observer," and we have no desire to hide the fact. The course we are adopting is not the outcome of a spasmodic movement, but is the result of many years of serious and careful consideration, and if proof were wanting as to the popularity of our policy it is to be found in the fact that our circulation is now larger than it has ever been before. Doubtless some of our old readers have given up buying the Observer" — indeed we know of three or four who have ceased to be subscribers, and who may now be supposed to be doing without a local paper, for it cannot be supposed that they would read papers which promote views further removed from their own than those which are found in these columns. Less than ten years ago a much more bitter and far more poweiful cry was raised against us because we advocated what has since be- come known as Tory-Democracy. Those views have become almost universally accepted by the Conservatives. The attention of the court of Quarter Sessions, to be held at Lampeter on the 28th of this month, will be drawn to the in- discriminate issue of occasional licences. The question of granting these licences is full of difficulty, for on one hand the convenience of the public is to be considered, and on the ether the abuse of a privilege has to be guarded against. Judging from the returns of commercial failures published in Kemp's Mercantile Gazette," it may be hoped that the worstof the depression is over. The number of failures in England and and Wales gazetted during the four weeks ending Saturday, May 28th, was 343, whilst the number in the corresponding period of last year was 387, showing a decrease of 44. The number for the five months, how- ever, shows an increase of one over the same period of last year, the failures during the earlier months have been very heavy. There is also a decrease in the bills of sale of 9. The failures in Wales and Monmouthshire were 28, as compared with 37 last year, and the bills of sale registered were 60 as against 66. A petition, numerously and influentially signed, was laid before .the Town Council on Wednesday, impressing upon that body the great necessity of providing the town with a fire engine. This is a matter that has occupied.. public attention off and on for many years, and will continue to do so again. It is not generally known that, although there is no fire engine, the town is as well provided with means for extinguishing fires as any place of its size in the kingdom, and probably much better. The town is supplied with an abund- ant supply of water, which can be thrown, by gravitation, from more than one hose, over the highest bnilding in the town. A steam fire- engine could not do more, and one worked by manual labour would do very much less. It is said that seeing is believing, and it would be well that the inhabitants should be convinced of the efficiency of the appliances at hand. This could best be done by occasional ex- periments, which might very well be tried upon the Town Hall, where all the appliances could be put to work at once. Mr RICHARD JAMES said that some time ago he had been in com- munication with several authorities, includ- ing Capt. SHAW, chief of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, and they had expressed the opinion that a fire engine was unnecessary. We be- lieve that there is a manual engine at the Barracks, and that the commanding officer would readily allow it to be used in case of a fire breaking out in the country. A discussion on the question whether Christ's Second Advent will be before the Millenium is to be carried on in the British Weekly," and the Rev Principal EDWARDS, D.D., will take part. The discussion will be commenced, next week, by the Rev Canon FAUSSET, D.D., of York. ———— A lecture on the history of the Church in Wales, by Mr. W. RICHARDS (Afonwyson), is announced to be held in various villages during the present month, but we have not heard whether the series has been commenced. We find considerable difficulty in getting re- ports of Church events; indeed Churchpeople seem to be almost too lindifferent to take the trouble to write even a few lines to the press, and the result is that the Church gets credit for far less activity than she is entitled to. Some time ago it was announced that the tithe-payers of Llanfair-Nantygof, of which the Rev. Chancellor PHILLIPS is rector, bad refused to pay their tithes unless an abate- ment was allowed. We understand that they have since paid in full. A remarkable instance of the democratic spirit which exists at the present day was shown at the annual meeting of the Conserva- tive Working Men's Club held on Wednesday evening. On a poll Mr H. P. HAWKINS, hair- dresser, received 21 votes, Mr B. E. MORGAN, chairman of the club last year, and a county magistrate, &c., coming next with 19, Mr J. D. HUGHES, clerk at Mr ROBERTS' brewery, fol- lowing with 17. The friends of Mr JOHN MORGAN, Observer," failed to secure his election on the committeee on a second poll, whilst Mr J. P. LEWIS, his reporter, was elected vice-chairman—he having on two pre- vious occasions been chairman. Mr HUGH HUGHES, jun., solicitor, and Mr H. BONSALL, and Mr E. H. DAVIES, county agent, and seve- ral other gentlemen, were left out of the com- mittee. The moral is so obvious that he who runs may read. Not only have working men got opinions, but they will make them known, and they will also make their influence felt. The democratic element was also strongly represented at the annual meeting of the Conservative County Association, held at Lampeter on Thursday.

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LLANDDEWI-ABERARTH.

YSTRAD MEURIG.

COUNTY CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION.

LETTERS OF APOLOGY.

REPLY TO THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE.

REPORT.

FINANCE.

ELECTION OF OFFICERS.

THE UNIONISTS.

TREGARON.

MR GLADSTONES' TOUR THROUGH…

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WELSHPOOL, MONDAY.

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DEATH OF MR J. R. PHILLIPS,…

THE ODDFELLOWS' A.M.C.

BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT-

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