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The Chancellor at Conway.


The Chancellor at Conway. 7THUSIASTIC SCENES. Unpiecedented scones were witnessed at Conway on Friday on the occasion of the visit of the Chancellor of the Exchequer to meet the electorate. Elaborate preparations had been made, and a long time before the meeting was announced to commence the Town iiall was full. Shortly before the arrival of the Chancellor the main entrance doors were opened and there was a rush, the crowd climbing on the windows and other -ipces, with the result that Mr. J. P. Griffiths, the Chairman, had to make an appeal to a Large number to descend from a point of vantage, owing to the danger which prevailed of the framework collapsing. Tremendous enthusiasm pre- vailed, and when Mr. Pryce Lewis, the de- feated Liberal candidate in one of the Wolverhampton wards, got up to speak, he received a hearty ovation. Mr. Lewis, who reduced the Conserva- tive majority by more than one half, paid a glowing tribute to the Chancellor, and added that he was the finest statesman the British Isles ever knew, and that they ever would know. lie (Mr. Lewis) was fighting a millionaire Tory in Wolverhampton, and he had 322 motors and carriages on poll- ing day, whilst he (the speaker) had only 12 and a half, and the half was a barrow. (Laughter.) He went on to deliver a very interesting address on Free Trade. He would like to remind the young friends at Conway what the young folks of Waltham- stow sang for Sir John Simon:- "Tariff Reform means work for all, Chopping wood in the workhouse." --(Laughter.) That was just what it .meant. They in Conway would require a bigger workhouse on the Bangor-road. At this point there was cheering outside, and the words" He's come were on everybody's lips. As the Chancellor came through the door everybody .got up and ftnemendous enthusiasm iprevailed. With one voice they sang" For he's a jolly good fellow." For several minutes this proceed- ed. the Chancellor and Mrs. Lloyd George acknowledging the hearty reception. The chairman said he had been instruct- ed by the Chancellor to ask anybodv in the audience to send up questions to him, and he would answer them. The Chancellor, after Mr. Prvce Lewis concluded his remarks, said he was on his wav through the constituency not so much to make a speech, but to give the electors an opportunity of asking questions on any point. The first question was "Will you kindly state your reason fcr voting against the re- duction of railway men's hours before the Select Committee. The Chancellor: I never did it. I was not on the Select Committee at all. The Chancellor went on to explain the matter at length, and added that so far from the suggestion having any basis of truth, it was just the opposite. The second question was whether the Patents Act was progressive. Certainly, it has," replied the Chancellor amid tremendous cheering. The third question bore upon insurance. He said there were a great many insurance agents who were afraid his proposals would interfere with their business, but this was not so as his proposals dealt only with sickness in the family, whereas agents insured against death. I want to .ch-ii,- hunger out of this land," said the Chancellor amid the greatest enthusiasm. The fourth question was whether small owners had to pay more tax under the Finance Act. L' Not a penny," was the re- ply. On the contrary he ventured to tell them that the result of the Finance Act would be to relieve taxation on small owners. (Loud applause.) The Chancellor also dealt with the veto of the House of Lords. He appealed to them to return him the seventh time on behalf of Carnarvon Boroughs. (A voice: We will, and the walls of Jericho will be down). (Loud laughter.) "Yes," said the Chancellor, "they will. We are going there this time to decide the question of the Lords, the enemy of Wales. You take care to-morrow and I will take care of them, because they will be afraid of us." Before I meet you again we shall have settled the Lords. (Ap- plause)—and we will also have settled the question of religious freedom in Wales. (Loud applause.) Later in the evening, another enthusiastic meeting was held, the Town Hall being again filled to its utmost capacity. Alder- man Dr. M. J. Morgan, J.P., presided, and a very fine address was delivered by Mr. Wm. Barton, M.P. for Oldham, an address which was greatly appreciated as evidenced by the enthusiasm which prevailed. Mr. G. Roberts Jones, B.A., B.D., who was known in South Carnarvonshire as the coming Lloyd George, also gave an inspir- ing Welsh address which raised the aud- ience to the highest pitch of enthusiasm. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded the speakers on the proposition of the Chair- man, seconded oy Mr. J. P. Griffith.

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