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NORTH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE…

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-.--LIBERALISM AND LOCAL VETO.

!THE "WINE CELLAR" OF THE…

-+-THE DRINK QUESTION IN INDIA.

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--+-THE ADMINISTRATION OF…

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--+- THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LICENSING LAWS. A recent Parliamentary return, says a cor- respondent to the "Manchester Guardian," throws light upon the administration of the licensing law by the iustices at Brewster Ses- sions. This remarkable fact appears, that in 31 English counties during the year 1898 not a single objection was taken to the renewal of any licence. For an explanation of this phenome- non we have to choose between the assumption of absolute incapability in these 31 counties or of failure on the part of the justices to fulfil the duties imposed upon them by the Licensin" Acts, There is, say the minority of the Roy a' Commission, "an indisposition on the part of the justices to depreciate by any action which they might otherw:se feel constrained to take the value of any licensed premises. There is the uncertainty in their minds as to the full extent of their powers, and in some cases an imperfect knowledge of the law. which renders them dependent upon a clerk, himself, as wø have seen, sometimes not indisposed, owinn,- to his private relations ,to take a lenient view." When this action, or rather inaction, if not posi- tivo indisposition, on the part not only of quar- ter sessions, but of the licensing justices, to execute the law is taken into account, can it be, said that the existing law has had a fair chance, that the powers entrusted to the justices by Parliament for promoting (in the words of the majority) "the convenience of the public and the maintenance of order" have been tried ? And can it be wondered at that in the face of this practical miscarriage of administrative jus- tice the friends of temperance should fly to "local veto" as the only hope of remedying a. gigantic public evil? The answer to this ques- tion is surely this—let the ordinary powers of the law, amended in accordance with the re- commendations of the Commission, have a. fair trial before we resort to extraordinary mea- sures.

-1r-A LABOUR M.P. ON LOCAL…

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WHAT WOMAN SUFFERAGE HAS DONE…

I SUCCESS OF A PENTRE SCHOLAR.

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GOOD TEMPLARY IN PONTYPRIDD.

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