Mr. William Price. The Metropolitan Dairymen Benevolent Institution had a record collection at it's annual dinner this year. It is generally admitted in the Dairy trade that no more popular man has ever occupied the chair at this event than our genial fellow-country- man, Mr. William Price, whose untiring efforts during his year of office ended so gloriously at the meeting held last week. To have cellected the sum of over £ 2,300 was a masterly work, and it will be a worthy goal to future presidents to achieve or excel. Mr. Price is, as is well known, one of the deacons at Shirland Road Methodist Chapel, and his many acts of charity and kindness to his countrymen in London are proofs that his life is one of action, and in accord with the religion he professes. He hails from the neighbourhood of Llanwrtyd, and as he has hardly yet parted with the bloom of youth, we shall expect many years of usefulness and success to record for him in the future.
MR. LLOYD=GEORGE AND PROTECTION. One of the latest humorous declarations by Conservative leaders was the speech of Earl Cowdor at Bangor last week, in which he claimed Mr. Lloyd-George as a champion protectionist. Henceforth we shall have to style Mr. Lloyd-George as the Conservative member for Carnarvon Boroughs. The noble Earl said that—In January, last year, he said that the first man of any power in the Radical party who would come over to their side on this fiscal question would be Mr. Lloyd-George. He said so in IDOG, and reiterated the statement that night. He had already come over to their side in principle. During the General Election Mr. Lloyd- George went about the Constituency telling the sailors, who were his constituents, the great injustice they were suffering, as foreign ships in home ports were not subject to the PlimsoR line regulation nor to the regulations of the Board of Trade with regard to space on board, nor were foreign ships subject; to the same stringent conditions with regard to dietary, and when he got into power Mr. Lloyd-George changed these things (cheers). He was glad to hear those cheers, but Mr. Lloyd-George carried out the policy of the Conservative Party, who, however, desired that the policy should apply to every work- ing man in the country as well as to the sailors (applause). Mr. Lloyd-George, he contended, was a protectionist in principle. Another proof of that was found in his action with regard to the Patent Laws. Before the defeat of the last Government there was a strong agitation among the Conservatives, led by Sir Joseph Lawrence, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, at Manchester, to introduce some reform in the Patent Laws, so that Englishmen should not be in such an unfair position with regard to the working of patents. As the Law stood, a foreigner could work a patent in his own country, the Government protecting it there by imposing heavy import duties, and then he could bring it over to England, obtain a patent here, and not a single man in England could work it. The effect of that was that the working of the patents in foreign countries afforded means of employment for hundreds of workmen, whilst the fruits were sold in this country, and the aniline dye and other industries were severely hit. Although the markets required these goods, not a single workman could produce them in this country owing to the operation of the Patent Laws. Mr. Lloyd-George admitted that the- agitation, which was started by Conserva- tives, was reasonable, and he adopted their ideas, altering the Patent Laws, so that a foreigner working a patent in a foreign country would not benefit by registering it here unless he worked it here as well. He had another case showing how Mr. Lloyd- George was a protectionist. Some time ago the Portmadoc quarrymen protested against. the high duties placed against slates from that neighbourhood by the German Govern- ment, and undoubtedly those high duties did an incalculable amount of harm, so Mr. Lloyd-George conducted negotiations with the German Government, with the result that the excessive duty was removed. That was exactly what the Unionist Party re- quired—fair trade. They had just heard that the Australian Government had reduced, as the result of representations by the Board of Trade, their duty on Welsh slatesi and if this country had anything to bargain with, they could secure many fiscal concessions from other countries. Just because there was a slight tax on German beer, the English beer trade was the most flourishing in the kingdom, and it just showed what good influence the imposition of duties would have upon the dwindllng industries of this country. Who could with any show of reason contend that it was fair for French slates to enter this country duty free, whilst on every ton of Welsh slates which was sent to France a duty of 6s. Id. was demanded. Such an anomaly must be swept away out of the political arena. It was the same with setts which were dumped into this country from Norway with the result that several of of the setts quarries in Carnarvonshire were being closed.
GWELIi DYSG I I NA GOLUD." GYHDEITHAS DDIWYLLIADOL JEWIN NEWYDD Fann Street, Aldersgate Street, E.G. Llywydd Parch. J. E. DA. VIES, M.A. Cynhelir ''OfllieEFODDI OABTBEF" .J;.W yn Neuadd Jewin, DYDD NADOLIG, 1907a CADEIp.YDD IB. LEWIS I. LLOYD. Cymerir rhan gan Miss Florence Jenkins Mr. Jack Pugh Miss Annie Thomas Mr. John Hughes Miss Mary Thomas Mr. J. Phillips Cyfeilyddes-Miss J. Lucretia Jones Rhoddir y Sketch, "BARDELL v. PICKWICK," gan Aelodaa y Gymdeithas yn ystod y Cyfarfod.. Te ar y byrddau am 5.30. Y CyngUerdd i ddeclireu am 7.30. JYIynediad i mewn trwy y Rhaglen- Pris SWLLT YR UN
THE introduction of Professional football to Merthyr has caused all the riff-raff and bob-tail of the district to assemble there on match days, and some disgusting language may be heard in the streets after the crowds leave the field of play. We deeply regret to record the death of an only son of the Rev. and Mrs. Jones, of Talybont, Cardiganshire. The deceased was a promising young fellow of 20 years, and was in a situation in London. He had enjoyed the best of health, but not feeling quite well recently he consulted a doctor, and this led to his being admitted as an inpatient at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. His trouble was appendicitis, and an operation was absolutely necessary. He got over this for a few days only, and was called home on the 13th December. His remains were placed in a polished oak coffin, with brass fittings the plate of inscription bore the following: -Goronwy Aled. Jones. Hunodd Rhagfyr 13eg, 1907. Ei oed 20ain mlwydd. On Saturday last the remains were placed in a glass hearse, and conveyed to Euston Station, and thence to Glandyfi, his heart- broken father and mother travelling by the same train. He was a member of Little Alie Street Welsh Baptist Chapel, and was highly respected by his many Welsh friends in London, who desire to express to his sorrowing parents their deepest sympathy. Messrs. Cooksey and Son, of Upper Street and Amwell Street, carried out the arrange- ments in a highly satisfactory manner. THE Police Review mentions the case of an inspector of the Monmouthshire Police, who is stated to have suffered a penalty of the equivalent value of Y,2,000, for writing to a county gentleman when sending a swine removal certificate asking him kindly to return a penny stamp for the postage. The inspector was ordered to resign under threat of dismissal. He had a splendid record of twelve years' service without a black mark. Numerous resolutions of protest have been adopted by local councils and by public meetings in the districts served by the inspector, but without avail. An old Police Act (1839) gave this absolute power of dismissal to county chief constables. In cities and boroughs the supreme control is vested in Watch Committees, but no subse- quent measures of self-government have given the counties similar control over their force. The Police Review quotes other flagrant instances of harsh treatment of police officials by military and other county chiefs, who, it asserts (and correctly, too, we believe) are too often appointed under the influence of wealthy county families, and it is claimed that these examples, in striking contrast with the spirit of the age, call loudly for a change in the law. THE book on Glamorgan, by Mr. A. Morris, of Newpoat, which is about to be published, is dedicated to the Glamorgan Society, London. AMONGST the letters of sympathy received from by Mr. Lloyd-George in his recent bereavement was one from Mr. Balfour's sister. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ———— MR. KrER HARDIE is having a splendid time holidaying in foreign parts. There are many worse occupations than being a Socialist leader. -——— ONE of the applicants for relief at a recent West Wales Board of Guardians was a woman who possessed a cow, which is a disqualifica- tion for relief, but it was now reported that the cow was barren. The Board decided to vote 3s. a week, so long," in the words of the chairman, as the cow is barren."