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R CORRESPONDENCE. e do 'lot coHsiderourselves responsible for the opinions and our Correspondents THE HAVERFORDWEST POLICE AND THE .MILITIA. IH^TF EDITOR,—I was not aware when I entered the o-n Hall, on the 13:h inst, that a reporter of your was present, and that what I had intended to con- to the Bench, would go forth to the public. Will kiodly allow me to state the facta Upon May fair *> about half-past three p.m., a civilian complained to he had been struck by a Militiaman, and, as I VERY desirous to assist the civil power, I went, gfp^Panied by the complainant in search of the ag- ^let°r "^ter s0tD0 lit^e difficulty I found him near his 4tia 4yd recognised him as a gunner of my battery, W^°» unt^ then, had for seven years conducted th -& entire satisfaction, never once appearing Regimental Defaulter's Book. Perceiving him *o01^ through drink, I placed him in the Guard c°nfess I was much surprised to find that ^r^ediately afterwards a warrant had been ob- e and fh trough and the prisoner taken a,J(i conjp n before the Mayor and another magistrate, ofmned t0 ^a')0U1' for a month without the ,'ayor a fine. All I can say is that had the f ^ould1'6^ unt^ lhe man was perfectly sober, l^ent n, ^&ve found the ] riaoner a very dif- f ^Cpeal^11" In corroboration of the state he was io, 0 feiri guard who had him in charge. I may <>ht' that I never doubted the superiority of civil ljSe a uary power. But I do doubt the propriety (to C|i8t0j ery 'oild^expression) of removing a prisoner out of under such circumstances, and proceeding 3t him there and then, am, Mr Editor with thanks,, Your obedient Servant, C- 0. T. EDWARDES, K Plain of the Royal Pembrokeshire Artillery Militia, ad-quarters, Haverfordwest. °^DWIN SMITH ON THE DRINK TRAFFIC. — I had prepared a letter for your paper f(jt -6 Drink Traffic, and the imperative necessity legislative suppression; hut having met with Sith communication on the subject by Mr Gold win Wrf ^rc,fessor o!^ History at the University of "Hs as^ y°u ^rst ,0 Pu^^c"y to his opi- ttnti > ^hich must have great weight with lovers of ■A(?^ Progress. ..eiiCe ^win Smith writes The struggle between l|lVe*Bil?S-e^ v^ctU £ >Hers and the advocates of the Permis- N, 1S nci); oa^ assuming gigantic proportions, but 'I Ver^ dangerous to the body politic. The Bristol uf^'bec iS on^ one omong many instances, which will » fbe 0Bieinore numerous still, of the corporate action C''1 IQP Wer'ul body of publicans for the protection of ev^ata ajC6^ interests at the expense of the general t!on0Vh<5 nation- • • It is clear that the rapid v6ry .?* present [licensing] system is threatening n/^al arH community that it is producing a of than mora^ Pestilence mure deadly, in the deepest fiast^nJL ^ch stalks the infected cities Ww 8 cl* • at great masnea of our ^i)d8.w„8 *5*° a self-imposed bondage more com- wha^ f^ra<nK l^,an slavery itself; that it is P"^anthropis?6 and political reformers f Ih sbt¡t"Ït.b,Jr the People; that it is not only filling the ?V|] °pK8 of misery and vice, but blighting !?V>alanH\0Urf0r 'ature. The sight of such S ft, t0,come» 13 sure. while the human heart S s iellow' t0 kind!e the zeal tf NW f' their t0 ca,use n.en t0 bind themselves toge- tert fll eAr 0wu redemption, and the redemption of Tf •' 1-he ultimate issue of the struggle Hh ,s.0?e^• evilT °uG doubt8 tile g°Deral preponderance of 1 ln,human nature, he has only to study ^U^6Votion0ral,crusades. The enthusiastic energy J** ai,618 &lwavsTU Which 3 great moral cause inspires >Nd y amount !t,pr?7-lled and always wiil prevail tlSfL011 the 8<?lf-lnterest or material power erow •Slde" The Alliance already ^eceuta ia f 8 ln P03^ l'le number of its de- arge and iutreasing j and its adyent < is welcomed as that of a liberator by many who are not its declared adherents, by many who are at present slaves to its enemy, and who have not the moral force to make an effort for their own emancipation. It will conquer and the licensed victuallers having stood out to the last, and having incensed the nation by allying themselves. for their commercial purposes, with the political party hostile to national liberty and progress, will be shut out from compromise and feel the edge of the victors' swords." Such a pronounced statement from the pen of perhaps the ablest English writer of the present day, must com- mand the respectful attention even of those who hitherto have not thought much concerning the important ques- tion upon which it touches. HENRY PITMAN. Manchester. -U_

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