Historic Campaign Begins in Earnest. North Wales Candidates. Chancellor Praised by his Opponent. II The Liberal Battle Cry Let Wales Lead The political champions in North Wales have entered the lists, and a memorable struggle has commenced in earnest. That the battle will be keenly fought there is every leason to believe but never before, not even in 1906, have the Liberal party thrown themselves into the political combat with so much earnestness, enthusiasm, and confidence. The spirit of 1868 is again abroad in North Wales.. An iKitstanding event in the history of the contest now commeneint7 was the great Carnar- von meeting on Thursday night, when- Mr. Lloyd George delivered one of the most import- ant and impressive speeches of his career. Next in order of importance came the great Liberal demonstration of Friday evening at Col- wyn Bay, when Sir Herbert Roberts delivered a fighting speech which had a most inspiring effect upon his supporters. The contest in West Denbighshire will be one of the most keenly fought in the present elec- tion; but the prospects: that the Liberal Mem- ber will be returned are exceedingly bright. Saturday was another eventful day, when three Conservative candidates were chosen to oppose Liberal Members in Carnarvonshire. Mr. H. C. Vincent, the well-known Bangor solicitor, was chosen to oppose the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Boroughs Mr. Arthur Hughes is again to oppose Mr. William Jones, M.P., in the Arfon Division, and Mr. C. F. Priestly was selected to fight Mr. Ellis W. Davies m the Eifion Division. On the same day Mr. Herbert Lewis, M.P. (Parliamentary Secretary to. the Local Govern. ment Board) and Mr. J. W. Summers addressed at Flint a meeting of the Liberals of Flint County and' Boroughs. Yesterday (Wednesday), the Arfon Liberal As- sociation) met at Llandudno and adopted Mr. William Jones, M.P., as the Liberal candidate. WEST DENBIGHSHIRE. Sir Herbert Roberts has sat in Parliament as Member for vVest Denbighshire for the unin- terrupted period of nearly eighteen years, and each year has seen some augmentation of the great popularity with which he started what has proved a most, active and useful Parliamentary career. In 1892, standing as a Gladstonian Liberal, he was opposed by Colonel W. Com- wallis West ((Liberal Unionist), whom1 he beat by 4,612 votes to 2,797, receiving a. majority of 1,815. In 1895 he was successful against Captain Edwards, of Denbigh, receiving 4,4-81 votes as against 2,878, a Liberal majority of 1,603. By this time West Denbighshire had come to be re- garded as a Liberal stronghold, with the result that the Conservatives did not deem it prudent to put up a candidate in 1900 or 1906, Sir Her- bert being allowed a walk-over on both occa- sions. Now he is opposed by a working-man .conservative," in the person of Mr Sam Thomp- son, a miner from the Rhondda Valley, who seeks to convert the electorate of the division to Tariff Reform. CARNARVON BOROUGHS. For many and obvious reasons the most in- teresting contest in North Wales will be that in the Carnarvon, Boroughs between the Welsh Chancellor of the Exchequer and his friend and admirer, Mr. H. C. Vincent. Mr. Lloyd George, then known as the young man from Criccieth," was opposed in 1892 by the late Sir J. H. Pules- ton, against whom he gained a majority of 196. In 1895 his opponent was Mr H. J. Ellis Nan- nev, whom he vanquished by a majority of 194. In the following election, that of 1900, he, had a formidable opponent in Colonel Platt, whom be beat b ya majority of 296. Up to now he had met leading Conservative gentlemen belong- ing to the county, but in 1906 the Conservative party brought into the field a Warrington gentle- man, the late Mr. R. A. Nay lor, Liberal Union- ist .and Tariff Reformer, who fared much worse than ihis Welsh predecessors the Liberal major- ity rising to 1,224. In view of the crushing de- feat they then sustained, and having regard to the unique prestige enjoyed by Mr. Lloyd George as a result of his success as President of the Board of Trade and Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, it was anticipated that the Conserva- tives would not bring out a candidate on the present occasion. They have, however, decided to take the plunge, though the speech delivered by Mr. Vincent on Saturday indicates that he entertains very faint hope of success. As to the merits of the rival candidates, Mr Vincent would be the last to invite comparisons. ARVON. Another interesting fight will be that in the Arfon division of Carnarvonshire, which in- cludes Llandudno, Penmaenma wr, Llanfair- fechan, &c. For some years the seat was held by the late Mr. W. Rathbone, of Liverpool, who was returned unopposed in 1892. In 1895 Mr. William Jones was successful with a majority of 1,619, and in 1900 he was allowed a t. walk- over." In the 1906 election he was opposed by Mr. Arthur Hughes, barrister-at-law, a brother of the Rector of Llandudno, whom he van- quished by a handsome maiority of 3,412. Un- deterred by his dismal failure of four years ago, Mr. Arthur Hughes is again in tlie field, and no doubt with equally gratifying prospects of being returned. EIVION This division has long been associated with the name of Mr. J. Bryn Roberts, who captured the seat in 1892 with a majority of 2,594 (or considerably more than the total polled by his opponent), and was returned unopposed in 1895, 1900', and 1906. Subsequent to the lasit election Mr. Bryn Roberts was appointed County Court Judge for the Pontypridd and Rhondda district, and on his resigning the seat his place was taken by a clever young lawyer, Mr Ellis W. Davies, who at the by-election was given an unopposed return. Now he has to fight Mr. Priestley, whose chances of success are not im- proved by the sitting Member's excellent record and personal popularity. MERIONETHSHIRE. Another stronghold of Liberalism, in which the quarrymen have always taken a leading part. This was the division which started the dar- ling of Wales," the late Tom Ellis, upon what proved such a brilliant career. The late Mr. T. E. Ellis, M.P., was returned, by a majority of 3,238 in 1892 and of 2,941 in 1895, and on his death, four years liater, Mr. Owen M. Edwards was returned unopposed. Sir A. Osmond Wil- liams, the next Liberal candidate, was given an unopposed return in 1900 and 1906. As Sir Os- mond Williams is retiring from Parliamentary life, his place is now being taken by Mr. Haydn Jones, who has rendered such valiant service to the twin causes of Labour and National Educa- tion. ANGLESEY. Greaft interest is centred in the contest in mis island constituency because of the rare oratorical gifts of the sitting Member, Mr. Ellis J. Griffith. The island was for some years represented by the late Mr. T. P. Lewis (father of Mr. Henry Lewis, Bangor), who in 1892 was returned by the very large majority of 1,718. Mr Ellis Gn_«lth was the candidate in 1895, and had a majority of 1,027, being allowed a walk over in 1900. At the last election he had a strong opponent in Mr. C. F. Priestly, whom he beat to the tune of 2,528. The figures of 1906 are very mteresting:-Griffiths (L.), 5,166; Priestly r Llberal majority, 2,528. Mr. Ellis -nOW by another Welsh bar- nstt, but his supporters anticipate that 1910 will teN the same story as 1906. THE CHANCELLOR'S BATTLE CRY. LET WALES LEAD THE VAN." A Welsh newspaper publishes a message from Mr. Lloyd George to his fellow countrymen in- tended for the election war cry. The following is a translation — We are on the eve of the most important battle for the British and Irish democracy since ,the days of the Reform Bill, and unquestion- ably the most important Wales has ever seen. The House of Lords blocks every pathway be- tween Wales and its national aspirations— religious liberty, control of the people's schools, temperance, Land reform, and local self-govern- ment. The Lords obstruct every legislative pro- posal deemed by Welsh reformers to be essen- tial for the country's progress. Every true Welshman should arm and fight with all his forefathers' spirit. Let Wales lead the van." MR. LLO 1D GEORGE'S OPPONENT. A Bangor correspondent writes:- Mr. Hugh Corbett Vincent, M.A., who was on Saturday at Carnarvon adopted as the Con- servativiC candidate for the Carnarvon Boroughs, in opposition to Mr. D. Lloyd George, M.P., is a well-known and popular figure in the bor- oughs, particularly at Bangor and Carnarvon. Like Mr Lloyd George, he is a solicitor by pro- fession, the firm of Lloyd Carter, Vincent, and Trevor, being probably one of the best known in North' Wales. Mr. Vincent is a son of a former Vicar of Car- narvon and grandson of the late Dean Vincent, of Bangor, and is, as may be imagined, a strong champion of the Church in Wales. He has done good service both in the Press and on the plat- form to the cause of the Established Church and his decision; to come forward at this junc- ture is motived largely by the belief that a strong and concerted attack is contemplated in the no distant future by the Welsh Liberal party on the Church in Wales. Though an excellent debater, Mr. Vincent's platform style—devoid as it is of the ordinary tricks of rhatoric-an scarcely be described as being of the "popular order. His. appeals are more to the intellect than to the emotions of his hearers. Nevertheless, he is an attractive and convincing speaker, free from mere windy and meaningless rhetoric. Mr. Vincent is, as our readers are aware, Mayor of Bangor, this being his .second year in succession to occupy the Mayoral chair. In point of ability and tact, firmness and discretion —qualities which have invar-iably marked his conduct of the busiess of the Bangor City Coun- cilMr. Vincent is accounted one of the most efficient and successful Mayors since in the incorporation of the city. As a member of the Carnarvonshire County Council, of which as the leader of the small band of Conservatives on that body, he has done yeoman service to his party, Mr. Vincent is well known. A plucky and determined fighter and first-class debater, Mr. Vincent is one of the most valued and efficient members of the County Council. Fittingly enough, he represnts on the Bangor City Council and the Carnarvonshire County Council the East Ward of Bangor, an essentially working cliass locality in which, in common with the whole of the city of Bangor, he is justly held in high esteem and regard. In point of personal qualities Mr. Vincent is witn- out question the strongest candidate which the Conservative party in the Boroughs could select to oppose the formidable fighter and successful politician and Minister, Mr. David Lloyd George. The two candidates, besides being members -of the same. profession, are warm per- sonal fiiends, and it may be confidently antici- pated that so far as the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer and) his Conservative opponents are concerned the contest in the Carnarvon Boroughs, which is now to open in sheer earnest, will not be marked by those regrettable and unseemly personalities which unfortunately mar too many Parliamentary elections now- adays. The Conservative organisation in the Boroughs is reported to be in a satisfactory state of efficiency, whilst the mere question of finance will cause no anxiety to the supporters of the Conservative candidate. It is likely that the question of Tariff Reform, as a remedy for un. employment, will figure largely in the coming contest locally, both parties agreeing that the problem of unemployment is the greatest social tragedy of the age.
Carnarvon Unionists. OPPONENT CHOSEN AGAINST MR. LLOYD GEORGE. The three Executive Committees of the Car- narvonshire Constitutional Association mat at Carnarvon on Saturday for the purpose of adopt- ing1 candidates for the three electoral divisions in the county, .the task of selecting names hav- ing in the first instance been left to a sub-com- mittee, which only concluded its deliberations on Saturday. Colonel Henry Platt presided. THE ARVON CANDIDATE. The Secretary read the recommendation of the Arvon Executive, which was that Mr Arthur Hughes be adopted candidate for that division. (Cheers.) Lord Penrhyn, who. waa received with much cheering, formally proposed the confirmation of the Committee's report. The motion having been seconded by Mr H. W. Jones (Penmaenmawr), was carried unani- mously. Mr Hughes, who was cordially received1, said that he appreciated in the fullest way the kind- ness they had done him, of asking him to repre- sent the party in the present contest. MR. VINCENT FOR THE BOROUGHS. The next announcement made by the Secre- tary, that the meeting was recommended to adopt Mr H. C. Vincent as the candidate lor the Boroughs, created much enthusiasm. Ihe President said that it was his proud privi- lege to propose the adoption of Mr Vincent to champion the Conservative cause in the Bor- oughs. (Cheers.) It was only within the last day or two that they had had the exceeding great luck of securing Mr Vincent, who had been assured of the active and hearty support of every man of the party, from the highest to the lowest. (Cheers.) He desired it to be such a support as had never before been given to a Conservative candidate. (A Voice: He is worthy of it.") If they could not win the elec- tion, which, however, tihey hoped they might da, they would materially reduce the majority of the other side, and in any case they would be able, through Mr Vincent—and this was of the utmost importance,—to lay before the country the enormous issues which now confronted it. Alderman Richard Thomas, in seconding the .proposal, remarked that they could not have found a better candidate1 than Mr Vincent if they had looked all over the country. CANDIDATE'S TRIBUTE TO MR. LLOYD GEORGE. The resolution was carried amidst much cheer- ing, which was renewed when Mr Vincent rose to thank the meeting. He declared that they had done him the greatest honour of his life. It was from a sheer sense of duty that he had agreed to accept the invitation. They had set him a tremendous task, but the issues before the country were so great that no man who real- ised that could refuse to do his duty. (Cheers.) He therefore conceived it to be his duty, for want of a better, to stand up and represent the views which he and those pjesent honestly be-
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Mrs. Lloyd George at Conway. THE FRIGHTENED BREWERS. •On Friday afternoon, there was a splendid audience in the Town Hall, when Mrs Lloyd George, the wife of the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, visited the Borough in connection with the local Women's Liberal; Federation. Mrs A. J. Oldman occupied the chair, and she was supported on the platform by Mrs Lloyd George, Mrs Kate Freeman, Mrs Edward Jones, Mrs M. J. Morgan, Mrs J. U. Jones, Mrs W. Edwards, and others. Before the commernlocment of the meeting, the platform was photographed. Mrs Oldman, in the course of her address, sad she was glad that the feeling that women ougnt to have nothing to do with politics had been wiped out of the country. A woman's influ- ence, help, and power had a great deal to do in politics. The first address she delivered from a poltical platform was in favour of women hav- ing more to do with politics, and she could see- the time coming nearer when women would have their vote, if properly qualified, the same as men, but she would say that they would net. gain the vote by disturbing meetings—(applause) —and making themselves ridiculous. No, they would gain the vote by showing their quiet cap- abilities, and because a woman's vote would be found to be needed, and she would far rather get the vote because they needed it in politics, than because they had stormed and worried their way into it. She was proud that many women had been able to hold their own by the side of men. (Hear, hear.) After a solo had been effectively rendered by Mrs Clark, Mrs W. Edwards proposed, and Mrs M. J. Morgan seconded, the following resolu- tion:—That this meeting of the Conway Women's Liberal Association thanks the Prime Minister and the Government for the initroduc- tionj and carrying through all its stages in the House of Commons this great social welfare Budget, and while protesting strongly against the House of Lords usurping the power given by the people to the House of Commons, pledges itself to work earnestly to secure the return of their Member, and a triumphant return of the Liberal party." (Hear, hear.) Mrs Lloyd George was accorded a hearty re- ception. She said it was a great pleasure to pay a tecond visit to Conway. Last year she visited the town when the Women's Liberal As- sociation was formed, and she honed that after a year's work their numbers had increased, and that now they were quite ready to help their husbands, sons, and brothers to win the great fight that was in front of them. (Hear, hear.) Speaking in the vernacular, Mrs George said that on her last visit, they were living in, a quiet atmosphere, but since the introduction of the Budget, there was turmoil and war, and that war was likely to increase in vigour before the end of January, but she confidently felt that they would come out of it victorious. (Ap- plause.) She believed that Wales w.as alright, but as her husband had tolld them in Conway. he failed to find time to come to the Boroughs as he should like to do, but she could assure them that he would pay a visit to Conway, and Bangor, and South Carnarvonshire, a few. days before the election. (Hear, hear.) He ex- pected that they would fight the election for him, and she felt sure that they in Conway would do so, and would allow him to preach to the people who required converting. Conway did not require converting, as she felt they were on the right path, but in England there were large numbers who wanted toi be spoken to seri- ously. The proposals in the Budget were most fair, and they only asked the rich people to pay a fair share of the heavy taxes, but the House of Lords and the millionaires were considerably frightened. They proposed to meet the taxes, not by doing away with a small iota of their luzurias, but they intend doing so by dismiss- ing their workmen, and taking advantage ol the poor. That was the usual practice of that party. What did these rich people propose instead of the Budget? Tariff Reform, which would mean the taxation of the food of the people. They, in Britain, had had food cheap, and better than any other country. She feflrt sure there was no wife or mother in the country who wanted to pay more for bread or meat. They did not want to live like the Germans on brown bread and bad meat. Let them stick up for Free Trade. She denied that Tariff Reform gave work to everybody. Last winter, in Berlin, there were 60,000 unemployed, and in the United States a fourth Off the people were out of employment. That did not speak well for protected coun- tries. A German professor, two years ago,, said that Tariff Reform made millionaires, but it also made beggars. It killed, the workmen, and made rich people richer. She sincerely hoped that they would all fight for Free Trade. They knew what Free Trade was, as they had lived under it for years. The Tories stated that the foreigners would have to pay the taxes on im- ports. That was not so.. Where could they find such a mIlly lot of foreigners who would pay the taxes. The drink trade would undoubtedly be a great feature of the coming election. The brewers would be working hard,ex than ever, and they were now working for dear life. Previous. ly, they felt they had the House of Lords at their backs, but now they were afraid of what would be done with the House of Lords. (Shouts of Down with them.") The brewers did not put in an appearance at the last election, but at the previous one they worked with a might, anu they were bound to do the same, so that it be hoved them to be ready to stand up for their temperance principles. She also referred to the Children's Act, and added tnat if only they could keep the children from the drink, they would have the next generation sober. (Loud -applause. ) Mrs Kate Freeman, in the course of an elo- quent address, said they had now entered upon the most historic political crisis since the time of the Reform Bill. It was a struggle in defence of the liberties of the people. To preach Liber- alism in North Wales was similar to taking coals to NewcéliSltle but however hot the furnace was, there must be fuel added. (Hear, hear.) They, in the Carnarvon Boroughs, took the lead in this great struggle. Referring to the granting of the franchise to women, the speaker said it would not come through unwomanly conduct, but it was a necessity which must be recognised in the end. The ladies of the opposite party were working with all their might in this election, and in South Wales, there were the Primrose League Dames, who put on their pretty frocks and smiled at the electors. (Laughter.) And in addition to them they had the suffragettes to deal with. She would not consider herself wonfahy of being called a Liberal woman, if she remained at home, and allowed the men to fight the battle themselves. (Applause.) It was her firm belief, she said, in conclusion, that they would succeed in carrying the fla,g of victory for this grand democratic Budget. (Applause.) The resolution was put to the meeting, and carried unanimously, there not being a dissent- ient. 0 Mrs Oldman here stated that Wales was doubly proud of one of her greatest sons, who had done much to carry this great Budget through, and she felt convinced that he would b,e1lsen^ bac'k to Parliament to carry it further ■stiJ Although they were only women, they would do all they could. Mrs Edward Jones said she had the pleasing duty of proposing a vote of thanks, to Mrs Lloyd ^orge and Mrs Freeman for their addresses. She added that she felt sure that their past, pre- sent, and future member, the Ri-ht Hon. D. Lloyd George, would be sent back with a larger majority than ever before. (Applause.) Mrs M. J. Morgan seconded the proposition, which was unanimously agreed to. Mrs. Lloyd' George, in returning thanks, said she had to thank them all on behalf of Mrs freeman and herself for the kind welcome they had extended. On the motion of Mrs W. Edwards, seconded by Mrs J. 0. Jones, a cordial vote of thanks was given Mrs Oldman for presiding, and to Mrs Clark for her solos, and to Mrs Baugh for ac- companying. The meeting terminated with the singing of the Welsh National Anithem. Mrs. Lloyd George, Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Hutw Rowland, and Mrs. Pryoe White on Friday addressed a successful meeting of the Bangor vVomen's Liberal Association. Mrs. Price pre- sided. Resolutions of confidence in the Govern- ment and Mr. Lloyd George were heartily passed. J 8IIC
Golf. RHOS-ON-SEA CLUB. The annual meeting of this club was held at the Golf Club House, Rhos-on-Sea, on Friday. The hon. secretary reported that there had1 been 3,35'2 temporary members during the year 1909, and 373 full members, a very considerable in- crease on previous years. The officers for the year 1910 were elected. Some new rules, after amendment, were passed as approved. The hon,. secretary reported that the whole of the links were under repair,, every green being freed from all weeds, and treated with sand, charcoal, and chemical manure, new tees being made, a com- plete system of main drains provided, a vast amount of work at sea-valve, and the provision of a jumping plant to dispose of 1,000 gallons of flood water a minute, when such is required, which will, it is considered, make these links as dry in' the winter as in the summer. The prospects for next season are good, as all this work will vastly improve the links, and add much to the pleasure and comfort of the players.
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Arfon Liberal Association. ENTHUSIASTIC ANNUAL MEETING AT LLANDUDNO. POPULARITY OF MR. W. JONES, M.P. The annual meeting of the Arfon Liberal As- sociation, was held yesterday (Wednesday) after- noon in the Liberal Clulb, Llandudno, Mr D. G. Davies, Bethesda, presiding. Mr William Jones, M.P., the member for the division, was also, present, and was accompanied by Sir J. Herbert Roberts, M.P. the member for West Denbighshire, and in addition Mr J. Pentir Wil- liams, Bangor, the Secretary of the Association. There was an excellent attendance of delegates from all parts of the constituency—indeed, never was there such an enthusiastic and well- atfcerVled meeting within the memory of the maj- ority present. WELCOME TO SIR HERBERT ROBERTS. The Chairman said he was pleased to see Sir Herbert Roberts there amongst them with their member, and he wished to extend to him a cor- dial welcome. (Hear, hear.) Sir Herbert Roberts said he attended that meeting to show his genuine interest in the con- test in the Arfon division. He had known their member for many years, and since 1892, when he first, became a candidate, that acquaintance had ripened into a strong, intimate and abiding friendship. They all knew that the opposition to Mr William Jones would be in vain. (Hear, hear.) Mr William Jones was a personality in the House of Commons, and when he addressed the House it was a Parliamentary event. (Ap- plj uise.) He had the universal regard of all his colleagues. There was no more popular member in the House of Commons than the member for the Arfon division. Would they re- member that when Mr William Jones was again elected, Arfon had a special place in the minds and in the heart of the House of Commons be- cause it was represented by Mr William Jones. There might be some who felt some doubt as to the wisdom of Mr Jones devoting so much of his time to the Liberal cause throughout the United Kingdom, He did not think there was any room for doubt. From their own stand- point, and the standpoint of the realisation of Welsh reforms, was it not perfectly patent and clear that their only chance of realising their hopes and aspirations from a Parliamentary ■standpoint was by securing the loyal support of the English and Scotch Liberal members. When the history of the land came to be written, they would find that Wales and Welsh Liberalism would owe a great debt of gratitude to the member for this division. He sincerely hoped that for very many years, Mr William Jones would be at the service of Arfon in the House of Commons—one of the most gifted politicians of tlhie day, and one of the most devoted expon- ents of the Liberal policy in the United King- dom. (Cheers.) The Chairman proposed a cordial vote of thanks to Sir Herbert for attending the meeting and for his splendid address. Mr W. J. Parry, Bethesda, seconded, and the resolution was unanimously carried, and as Sir Herbert was leaving the meeting on his journey to Llangemyw, he was given three hearty cheers. SECRETARY'S REPORT. The Secretary, in his report, impressed upon the delegates to work well and hard in order not only to return Mr William Jones, M.P.— that was almost certain,—but return him with such a majority as would impress upon their op- ponents the strength of the Liberal forces in the division. The Tories were working well, and he must admit that their organisation, was superior to that of the Liberal party. It was most essential that they should work in the places where the Liberal forces were not very flourishing, but in populous districts the matter was not of so much importance. ELECTION OF OFFICERS. The following officers were re-elected:-Presi. dent, Mr. D. G. Davies Bethesda; Treasurer, Mr R. E. Jones; and Secretary, Mr J. Pentir Williams. The Executive Committee was also re-elected, and a number of other gentlemen were added to it. Ten delegates to the National Liberal Federa- tions were re-elected, anid eighteen representa- tives were appointed to attend the meetings of the Welsh National Liberal Council at Cardiff on Tuesday next. RESOLUTIONS. On the motion of Mr J. J. Marks, seconded by Mr W. M. Evans, the following resolution was unanimously agreed to.: That this meet- ing of the Arfon Liberal Association desires to express its complete confidence in the Liberal Government. Its good record, both in adminis- tration, and in beneficial progressive legislation, has, in Slpite of all obstacles, been unparalleled. This meeting especially desires to record its ap- preciation of the great democratic Budget of our countryman, Mr D. Lloyd George. It recog- nises that it proceeds on jutsf and right lines in arranging for the incr«%,sed_ cost of national de- fence and social reform by taxing large incomes élJu.¡j unearned increments rather than by laying additional burdens on the necessities of the poor and the precarious income of the lower middle class. It also welcomes the Premier's great speech at the Albert Hall, especially the de- claration as to the just and onerous claim od the Welsh people for religious equality by the Disesta-blishm,ent and Disendowment of the alien Anglican Church in the Principality." The Rev. R. E. Davies proposed the follow- ing resolution —■" This meeting emphatically condemns the arrogance of the House of Lords in attempting to snatch control of the public purse by rejecting the Budget. This meeting recognises that the House of Lords is the obstacle to all progressive legislation, and welcomes the declaration of the Government of its intention to deal effectively with the Lords' veto in the new Parliament." This was seconded by Mr G. 0. Jones, Mereh- lyn, and carried unanimously. OIn the motion of the Rev. 0. Gaianydd Wil- liams, Roe Wen, seconded by Mr J. Warren Ro- berts, Penmaenmawr, the following resolution was unanimously agreed to:—"This meeting begs to tender its sincere thanks to Mr William Jones, M.P., for his great services to the con- stituency in Wales and to the Liberal cause throughout the Kingdom. We also unanimous- ly invite him to contest the Arfon division in the Liberal interests at the forthcoming^ flection, and pledge ourselves to do all we can to secure his return by a triumphant majority." THE LIBERAL REVIVAL. Mr William Jones, M. P.. who. was accorded a rousing reception, said that he had just come from Glasgow, where he addressed a big gather- ing the preceding night. The Scotsmen were ready for the fray. Scotland and the Scottish members were almost unanimous in favour of the great questions which interested Wales. He had visited every part of his constituency with -the exception of a few places, addressing meet- ings in favour of the Budget, and meetings had been held by kind friends in other parts of the division. He had been working hard in every part of the Kingdom, and he had never swen such a revival in the cause of Liberalism than had been the result of the grand Budget intro- duced to the House of Commons by their coun- tryman, Mr Lloyd George. (Cheers.) They must not ask him to address meetings in Arfon every day and every night. He could not do it. He would go to every part of Arfon this week and next week, but after that he was required for the campaign in other parts of the country. (Cheers.) Speaking of the Budget, the hon. member said that the social organisation which would arise under its provisions would continue the provi- sions for old age pensions, and would enable the Liberal Government, true to its pledges, to deal with social reform. He called upon the men of Arfon to, hold up the banner of freedom, and by taking away the veto- of the House of Lords enajble the reforms to. be passed whicrt were needed to build up the security of the Com- monwealth of the whole of these little islands of ours.. (Cheers.) The hon. member concluded his speech by •saying that he was proud of the. fact that 'Welshman had been tibe means of bringing .t,-)Out the crisis between the democracy and the Lords, to an issue. (Cheers.) Mr Lloyd George mitted suicide. What bad the Lords done for was the means by which the Lords had com- Wales ? What had the Lords not done against NVale,,s? (Cheers.) One lord, a Welsh landlord, who bore a Scottish name, killed the Education Council Bill. He said he knew more about the needs and desires of Wales than all the com- moners of Wales put together.(Laughter.) Mr William Jones added that be would go to all the Carnarvon Boroughs for the sake of Mr Lloyd George, and Professor Henry Jones ,of Glasgow, was going to give three nights in the Boroughs for Mr Lloyd George, and he also hoped) that they would be able to. have their countryman's service by addressing meetings in the Arfon division as well. (Cheers.) The meeting terminated with cheers for the Prime Minister, Mr Lloyd George, the cause of Liberalism, and Mr William Jones. till $I
Mr. Sam Thompson at Glan Conway. THE CANDIDATE FREELY HECKLED. A meeting in support of the candidature of Mr Sam Thompson was held at the National Schools last night (Wednesday). Mr C. B. Jones-Mortimer, J.P., in the chair. lhere was a large attendance of men, and two ladies, and contingents had arrived from Llandudno Junction, Conway and Colwyn Bay. Mr Thompson was supported by Mr David Rhys, the candidate for East Denbighshire. Mr Thompson spoke in English and Welsh for long over an hour upon current topics, the Lords and the Budget being the chief. He was continually heckled. Upon the party entering the room, three cheers were raised for Lloyd George. Mr. Thomas Owen, Llandudno Junction, and Mr Robert Jones (son of Councillor Robt. Jones), Conway, repeatedly brought the candidate to book, and created much enthusiasm amongst their followers, who were more than three parts of the audience. When the candidate tried to explain Liberalism he was asked "What does Toryism mean?" Much amusement was caused when the candidate amidst a volley of heckling and demands for answers stated that he had only got one mouth, and the rejoinder of Mr rlom Owen was "We give you credit for that." A Tariff Reformer was seated amongst the hecklers, and in a voice of despair he cried, Oh you worry me." When the candidate called for water to drink, someone suggested beer, and when Mr Thompson lifted the glass of water to his lips a stentorian voice invited Mr Thompson to drink the health of Mr Lloyd George, and the candidate, amidst much mirth, drank the health of everybody, including the Chancellor. The interruptions were innumer- able, but they were mostly made in good spirit. 8
Mr. Vinceat at Conway. Last night (Wednesday) a cordial re- ception was given Mr. H. C. Vincent, the adopted Conservative candidate to oppose the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the forthcoming election, at the Conservative Club. Mr. W. M. Sever pre- sided, and' he was supported by a number of leading Conservative Ladies and gentlemen al the borough. In the course of an address to the workers, Mr. Vincent remarked that his op- ponent was a very dear friend, and he hoped that nothing whatever would be said against the character or personality of Mr. Lloyd George by the canvassers, or anybody else con- nected with the Conservative cause. He had started the fight with clean hands, and he was determined to end it in a similar manner, so that he could look upon his friendship with Mr. George as unbroken. A resolution of confidence in the candidate, and pledging the meeting to support him, was proposed by Mr. James Porter and seconded by Mf. A. G. Kaye and carried with acclamation. Mr. M. E. Nee. Carnarvon, the election agent, spoke a few words of adtvice to canvassers and others, and a vote of thanks to the Chairman, on the motion of Mr. Vincent, seconded by the Vicar (the Rev. J. W. Roberts), terminated an enthusiastic meeting.
There is a Swansea in Massachusetts ,and the Rector is a Welshman—the Rev. J. Wynn Jones.
lieved that a very large body of the electors ol that constituency held with reference to this crisis. (A Voice: Quite true.") To most of them he was lanown as one born in that town, and one who had always lived among the people in that district. They all knew that he had against him the most powerful opponent probably in Great Brit- ain, and he therefore desired to say a word as to the positiion he was going to take up with regard to that matter. Mr Lloyd George was a friend of his. (Hear, hear.) Much as he dis- agreed from him—and he disagreed absolutely from him on political questions,-M,r Lloyd George had done nothing to forfeit that friend- ship. He admitted his brilliant abilities, he adlmired the industry, energy, and untiring zeal which had won for him the high position which he deservedly held. (Hear, hear.) Let him say that he was going to endeavour throughout the campaign they were opening that day not to say one word or do an act any sort which could be construed to mean anything other than that he had for him the high admiration to which he had already alluded. (Cheers.) Let him also say that nobody from his platform, however hardly they, might criticise Mr Lloyd George's views and policy, should say anything with his (Mr Vincent's) approval which would reflect in the smallest degree upon his personal character or the motives by which he was ani- mated. (Cheers.) They knew that he (Mr Vin- cent) was sound on most questions. (A Voice On all.") He was sound on the Church question. I stand here to-day mainly for my Church," declared Mr Vincent, amidst cheers. There is no interest I have at heart like it. It is for the Church alone almost that I stand. I stand, too, for the policy of fair taxation upon the shoulders that are best able to bear it. I object to the proposal of the Government whereby they single out certain classes of pro- perty and tax them because the owners hold a particular dliass of property." (Cheers.) He was not going to win the election by oratory- in brilliant speeches his opponent excelled him beyond measure—(" No, no ").—but what they were going to do was to work steadily. The election was to be won by hard work, by can- vassing by day and by meetings at night. (Cheers.) THE EIVION DIVISION. For the Eivion division the Committee recom- mended the adoption of Mr C. F. Lloyd Priestley. Colonel Lloyd Evans proposed the adoption o fthe recommendation. Mr Evan Jones (Nantlle) seconded the mo- tion, which was carried unanimously. Mr Priestley, who was cordially received, ob- served that though probably a stranger to most of those preserut he had lived in the division for some years, and his family had been connected with the division for generations. (Hear, hear.) .e'-