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Conway Baptist Eisteddfod. SUCCESSFUL MEETI GS. The 31st annual Eisteddfod and Brass Band contest, in connection with the Bap. tist Chapel, was held in the Town Hall, Con- way, on Bank Holiday. Despite inclement weather, large numbers of local eisteddfod- wyr invaded the town, and both the aitei- noon and evening meetings, turned out to be a thorough success. The arrangements were in. the capable hands of a strong com- mittee, of which Mr. Charles Jones, was chairman, and the secretarial duties were irost ably carried out by Messrs Levi John and NN-. Evans, Newborough Terrace. The adjudicators were:—Instrumental, M r. J. G. Dobbing, Birkenhead; vocal, Mr T. Amos Jones, R.A.M., Rhyl; poetry and prose, the Rev. B. D. Harries, Fforddlas, and "Bwlchydd Mon." The accompanist throughout was Madame Sallie Baugh (Alawes Gwyneddi, A.L.C.M., who carried out her duties efficiently. The artiste was Miss Bertha Jones, Dolgelley, who gave some delightful renderings during both meetings. A FT F R N O O X M E E TIX G. The afternoon meeting was presided over by the Rev H. Bryn Davies, Llandudno, and "Bwlchydd Mon," was the conductor. There was an excellent attendance. The first item of competition was the brass band quick step competition. Although there were several entries, only one band put in an appearance, namely —The Liverpool North End Band, and they gave an excellent rendering, and were awarded the prize. They were also the only competitors in the wjmpetition proper lor a rendering of "An Americaa Tour," and the adjudicator spoke highly of the playing, and awarded them the prize. The other awards were as follows — Pianoforte solo, under 15 years Annie Frances Parry, Llandudno Junction. Tenor or soprano solo: 1, David Jones, CoJwrn Bay. Juvenile recitation, under 15 years 1, Gwladys Evans, Hendre: 2, Biodwen Wil- liams, Upper Gate-street equal 3rd, "Megan and Florrie." juvenile Choir competition. Two choirs had entered for this competition, from Pen- rhynside and Penmaenmawr. The test piece was '■ Casablanca," and after a keen competition, the adjudicator awarded the prize to the Penmaenmawr choir, conducted by Mr Hugh Jones. Juvenile competition, "Action son: 1, "Ceinwen" 2, Olwen Parry, Upper Gate- street. Baritone or contralto solo: J. W. E. Jones, Conway. Juvenile duett competition, "The Milk* maid' I, Lizzie Catherine Petch, and Lilly O Toole, Conway; equal 2nd, Lizzie Jane Williams, and Sarah Williams, and Gwennie Owen and Mary Ann Marshall. Map drawing of the travels of St. Paul: Mr. Levi John, Conway. Fn Ivn, "Pensiwn i'r Hen Bobi" — Jones, Penmaenmawr. EVEXIXG M E E TIX G. His Worship the Mayor (Councillor Henry Jones, J.P.), presided over the evening meeting, which was again well attended. The programme was opened with a line rendering by the successful band, followed by the Penmaenmawr Juvenile Choir, with a capital rendering of the test piece. The competition solo for any voice, "The Prodigal Son, brought forth a host of en- tries, and a great portion of the evening was devoted to listening to this competition, which prove-! very keen The winner turned out to be Miss Jennie Hughes, Llandudno. Chief recitation of Deiniol Fychan's "Ifan Ty Cioes." Out of four competitors, the prize was divided between Llewellvn Evans, Hendre, and Jos. Thomas. Sea View Ter- race, Conway. Duett for children, under 16 years of age. The prize was divided between Owen and Lena Jones, and Judith and Maggie Ro- berts, Llandudno. At this stage, the prize-winners in the juvenile duett competition, in the afternoon, gave an excellent rendering of "The Milk- maid" in character. The tiny couple de- lighted the audience, and there were loud cries for an encore, which was responded tn, and following, Miss Bertha Jones gave a pleasing rendering of a memorial song. Memorial prose to the late Mr. William Roberts, "Bangorian," who first initiated the Eisteddfod, on Christmas Day, in Con- way. There were FOIIR competitors, and the prize was awarded to J. R. Jones (Teganwy), Llandudno. Instrumental quartette competition: 1, Liverpool North End party; 2, Festiniog party. Juvenile solo competition, "Merch v Pysgotwr" 1, Lena Jones, Conway; equal 2nd, Maggie Roberts, Llandudno, and Annie F. Parry, Junction equal, 3rd, Victor Thompson, Penmaenmawr, and Elizabeth Hughes, Llanfairfechan. During the course of the meeting, His Worship delivered a very appropriate address. Special solo competition for any voice, "Boreu'r Trydydd Dydd" 1, W. E. Jones, Conway. The male voice choir competition on the test-piece The Crusaders drew two choirs to the platform, the prize being £ S. They were the Glanlavan Male Voice Choir, Llanfairfechan, and the Creuddyn Male Voice Choir, Glanwydden. The adjudicator (Mr. Amos Tones) said that the first choir that sang-the Llanfairfechan choir-made a splendid opening, the attack being good, and the voices blending well. Good atten- tion. was paid to expression from start to finish. The unison part On Calvary was most effectively sung. The unison by the first tenors was much more effective than the solo taken by the tenor in the other choir. Had the other choir takerL the same steps as the Llanfairfechan choir, they would have been much wiser. The perform- ance of this choir was very good indeed. The Glanwydden Choir possessed excel- lent voices, but to his mind did not seem to have been sufficiently long together in order that the voices could blend. They did not have the same finish as the other choir. The object was always there, but the execution was not always good. The best voices in the choir were undoubtedly the second basses. The inclination at times was to go out of tune. Throughout the Llanfairfechan Choir gave by far the best rendering, and the prize would be awarded to them. The result was received with loud cheer- ing. A very successful programme was brought to a close bv Miss. Bertha Jones giving an excellent rendering of Unwaith eto yng Xghymru Anwyl," and the singing of "Hen Wlad fy hadau," the solo part being taken by Mr. Amos Jones.
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St. Asaph (Flint) Rural District Council. THE HOSPITAL QUESTION. EXTRAORDINARY POSITION OF AFFAIRS. Mr. William Morris (Chairman) presided .at Friday's meeting. There were also pre- sent Messrs. John Lothian (Vice-Chair- man), W. S. Roberts, Edward Williams, R. E. Griffiths, John Jones (Waen), W. Conwy Bell, LI. B. Evans, and Edwin Morgan; with the Clerk (Mr. Charles Grimsley), the Medical Officer of Heal.th (Dr. J. Lloyd Roberts), the Highway Surveyor (Mr. John Lloydi, and the Sanitary Surveyor (Mr. E. O. Evans). CHEESE-P A.RIXG. The Highway Surveyor reported that as a result of the cutting down of his estimates by the Council he was now short of repair ing material for several sections of the roads. He was authorised to take steps to pro- cure the necessary additional stone. A COUXCILLOR'S BEREAVEMENT. On the motion of the Chairman, a vote of condolence with Mr. George Williams, the member for Meliden, in the bereavement he has sustained by the death of his wife, was passed BLAMED THE OTHER SIDE. The Joint Isolation Hospital Committee for the two rural districts in the Union, applied to the Council for power to expend a sum not exceeding £ Soo in the erection of a hospital. The Clerk stated that the St. Asaph (Den- bigh) Rural District Council had given their assent to the proposal. The Chairman said it was time something was done in the matter. They had been long enough talking over it. Ir. Conwy Hell said the St. Asaph (Den- bigh) Rural District Council had been the block in the way of the scheme for the last two years, and he was very glad to find them prepared to do something at last. The Vice-Chairman Is each Council to pay £ 400? The Chairman Yes. I believe so. The Clerk explained that £800 had been fixed upon as the maximum amount to be spent, as it was thought that if they kept within that limit they could pay for the hospital out of current rates. WHAT KIND OF BUILDING. I LI. B. Evans said he thought the proper course would be to go in for a loan spread over a number of years. He did not think that Council could afford to pay £400 out of current rates for the purpose of a hospital. There would have to be a very large increase in the rates to do it. Mr. Bell said the proposal of the Com- mittee was to erect a wood and iron build- ing, and as the Local Government Board would not sanction a loan for such struc- ture they had no option but to provide the money out of the current rates. If they did not agree to the expenditure now proposed, it would mean a very much larger sum if they let the matter dron until the Local Government Board compelled them to put up a brick or stone building. The Clerk, in replv to fr. T.I. B. Evans, said that if they put un a permanent build- ing of stone or brick they would no doubt be able to get a loan for a period of 30 years. Ir. LI. B. Evans said that unless they went in for a permanent building he was very .strongly inclined to vote against the Committee. They ought to profit by the unfortunate experience of Abergele in the matter of temporary arrangements. Mr. Bell asked what additional rate the raising of [()O would mean. The Clerk replied that a rate of 2ID. would produce about 14W. Mr. Morgan said he held views similar to those of Ir. Ll. B. Evans with regard to this matter. For a temporary structure he certainly did not think an expenditure of ,rso.o was warranted. It had been stated that a sum of [,200 to [250 would cover the whole business for some time to come. The Vice-Chairman asked how many beds were provided for in the Committee's pre- sent scheme. The Chairman, said that point had not been settled yet. Mr. Edward Williams: Then we don't know what we are going to spend £ 800 on. That is a queer way of going to work. The Chairman said that details had not been finally settled, but it was hoped to carry out a satisfactory scheme for much less than £ 800. The Clerk said the Local Government Board were continually enquiring how the hospital question stood, and a letter asking for the present position of affairs had yet to be answsred. The Local Government Board evidently meant to force the matter on now. lr. Bell, in proposing that the Commit- tee's application be granted, said the sooner something was done the better it would be for the Council. They could not expect to be allowed to let the thing drag on much longer. Tne Vice-Chairman seconded the motion, and it was agreed to, Mr. Morgan support- ing it on condition that not more than C200 to C250 of the ^400 they were asked to find was spent on a temporary building. A MELIDEN COMPLAINT. A letter was read from the Meliden Parish Council calling attention to the state of the road by Bryn Morfa, on the way to the shore, which was stated to be often under water. The flooding was attributed to the fact that the cut along the land belonging to the Vicar of Meliden had not been clean- ed out for many years. Mr. Bell said that the results attending the cleaning out of the cut from Rhyl to the point complained of by the Meliden Council had been very satisfactory, and it was a pity that they should be spoilt for the want of attention to the cut further along. The Clerk said that many years ago the Rhuddlan Marsh Embankment Trustees looked after the cuts, but their friends had long ago failed through their inability to compel people to pay rates for drainage and embankment purposes. It now devolved upon the owners or occupiers of the abutt- ing land to clean out the cuts. The Highway Surveyor said that nothing could be done just now, with so much rain about. The best course will be to write to the landowners interested urging them to get the cut cleaned out as soon as the weather was favourable for the work. A motion by Mr. Edward Willliams, sec- onded by Mr. R. E. Griffiths, that the Parish Council be asked to appoint a com- mittee to confer with the Highway Surveyor on the subject was carried.
Surveyor's Resignation. After many years of valued service, Mr. John Griffith, surveyor of the Gwyrfai Rural District Council, has resigned that position. It is Mr. Griffith's intention to emigrate to America in the spring.
Carnarvonshire Education. DOWN WITH THE HOUSE OF LORDS." PLAYING WITH PHRASES. THE ABOLITION OF ALDERMEN. At the last meeting 01 the Carnarvonshire County Council a spirited discussion took place upon a proposal made by Mr. J. R. Hughes that the powers delegated to the Education Committee be withdrawn, and that in future all minutes of the Committee be submitted to the County Council for confirmation. He hoped that all those members who cried, Down with the veto of the House of Lords would prove their sincerity bv voting for the resolution. (Cries of Oh," and laughterA Of course he could only expect that from some of them. He characterised the Edu- cation Committee as the most unrepresenta- tive belonging to the Council only ha'.f the members were drawn from the County Coun- cil, consequently he maintained that a large proportion of the Council was disfranchised in the matter of education. Among the members were also nine Aldermen, who, although they might have done service to the county for which they were all grateful, were not directly responsible to anyone. To show the extent to which the Committee carried out its autocracy he pointed out that certain members of the Council were not allowed to serve as managers of any of the schools in the districts in which they resided. If his friends professed that THEY TRUSTED THE PEOPLE it was high time that they practised what they preached. Mr. C. E. Breese, in seconding, declared that whether the fight be long or short, those who believed in the rule of the democracy must persist in their policy. They had it admitted some time ago by the charming personality who was casting his shadow over the chair that the principle on which the representation rested was all right, but that it was subject to party exigencies. That was said in a brutal, open manner, and a more disgraceful admission he'never heard. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Breese went on to say that he was not a manager of a single school in his district—(" shame "), and when a revolt recently occurred there and matters apper- taining to it had to be inquired into, they had to import a member of the Education Committee. (\"olce Dumping," and laughter.) He wished to bring it home to every member who prided himself upon the principle of democratic government and upon no other exigency to stick to the prin- ciple through thick and thin, and do nothing for the sake of merely securing a cheap vic- tory for one side of the other. He felt very strongly upon this matter, and there was throughout the country a feeling that, owing to the present position of the Education Committee, power had been used auto- cratically which might have been used to better advantage. The iact that a man be a Radical or a Tory in politics was no reason why he should be debarred from ex- pressing his opinion upon matters apper- taining to the administration of the ;:ounlv. (Hear, hear.) Alderman R. Roberts (Llandudno) thought that Mr. J. R. Hughes ought first to "REFORM THE ALDERMAN IC SYSTEM" before he attacked those who, not from their own choice, had been made Aldermen of that Council. If Wales had a voice in the matter he felt sure that there would be no Alder- men. (Hear, hear.) But as long as Alder- men were recognised they ought to be per- mitted to render all the service they could to their fellow-countrymen. (Cheers). Mr. William George invited the Council to vote against the resolution, and he did so on the most democratic principles. (Laughter.) He wanted the government of the people by the people. (Hear, hear.) And when the people of Carnarvonshire in County Council assembled, had within the last few months thoroughly discussed and come to a decision on that question he did not think it was democratic to bring the same question in practically the same form up again. It seemed to him to savour too much of the policy of another assembly which was wearing the country down by frequent elections. He much preferred the straightforward and business-like motion proposed by Mr. Preece some time ago, for the result of the present resolution would be to subject every matter to a full discussion of the Council after having previously received full consideration by the Education Committee. He denied that it was correct to say that matters coming before the Education Committee could not be brought up for discussion at the County Council. He appealed to the Council to leave the Education Committee alone to continue the work for the present. There was at the present moment under considera- tion the question of re-organising education in the county. In fact, their system was probably on the way to the melting-pot. Alderman J. R. Pritchard observed that to hear some of the references to the Alder- men was almost enough to make the latter lose their sclf-respect as members of the Coun- cil. He had been a member of the Council from the beginning, and it was to his seat that Mr. J. R. Hughes succeeded as a Coun- cillor. (Laughter.) Mr. Pritchard (Pwllheli) moved that in view of the proposed re-organisation in the county the proposal of Mr. J. R. Hughes be deferred. Mr. W. George demurred. Mr. H. Pritchard If you mean what you said, then what is the objection ? Mr. \V. George urged that it was not a question of adjourning. It was a question of the resolution one way or another. The Education Committee could not carry on their work with J A SWORD hanging over their heads. Mr. H. Pritchard Then if you were only expressing a pious opinion I would rather my lot fell with Mr. J. R. Hughes. Mr. W. George I stated what is a fact, and what the Council will have to take into consideration. The motion was then voted upon, when 15 declared in its favour and 26 against. The amendment found no seconder. Mr. J. R. Hughes How many members of the Education Committee voted against the motion ? (Laughter.) He challenged Mr. J. R. Pritchard to resign with him and fight tor the seat. (Laughter.)
Death of the Rev. Hugh Williams. On Saturday, in his eighty-second year, the Rev. Hugh Williams, a well-known and much respected Calvinistic Methodist minis- ter in Anglesey, passed away at Gwalchmai, Anglesey, after a short illness. He had been in the ministry for fifty-five years, and pro. bably no one had preached oftener in the county. He very rarely went out of Angle. sey. His wife (daughter of the late Rev. John Charles, Gwalchmai), died two years ago. Mr. Williams leaves two sons, one of whom was at home with him. The other is the Rev. Thomas Charles Williams, Menai Bridge.
St. Asaph Board of Guardians. ABERGELE MEMBER'S UNFORTUN- ATE EXPERIENCE. At Friday's meeting of the St. Asaph Guardians, there were present: Mr John Frimston (chairman), Mr William Jones (vice-chairman), Mrs. De Ranee, Miss Gee, Rev Canon C. F. Roberts, and Messrs G. Perks, G. F. Gunner, J. Roberts Jones, Isaac Batho, LI. B. Evans, R. T. Jones (Prestatyn), T. Pennant Williams, R. Armor Jones, Thomas Evans, J. B. Wil- liams, John Roberts, W. S. Roberts, Wil- liam Morris, J. D. Jones, Edwin Morgan, William Williams, Frank Bibby, Edward Williams, Robert Jones (Denbigh), and John Lothian with the Clerk (Mr Charles Grimsley), the Master (Mr. Robert Jones), and other officials. GIFTS. According to the Master's journal, the pauper population of the Workhouse that day was 151, a decrease of 13 on the popula- tion a year ago, and the vagrants relieved during the past fortnight numbered 187, an increase of eight on the number relieved a year ago. Parcels of illustrated papers for the use of the workhouse inmates had been received from Miss M. Lloyd, Arsyllfa, St. Asaph, and Mr. J. D. Polkinghorne, Rhyl, and a number of books for the Workhouse library had n received from Mrs. Ed. wards, Lothian Park, St. Asaph. A GUARDIAN'S BEREAVEMENT. The Chairman referred to the bereave- ment sustained by Mr. Geo. Williams, the member for Meliden, by the death of his wife. Mr. Williams, he remarked, was one of the oldest members of the Board, and proved a very faithful Guardian, and he was sure the whole Board had sympathy with him in his loss (hear, hear). A vote of sympathy with Mr. Williams was passed. THE WURKHOUSE FIELD. Mr LI. B. Evans reported that the Fin- ance Committee had had under considera- tion, a letter fiom Mr. D. McNicoll, Bod-, elwyddan estate agent, offering the Board the use of the field in front of the Work- house, at a rental of £ 2 5s per annum. The field had previoisly been rented for the Board by Mrs. Luxmoore, and the rent now asked for was a little less than she had been paying. The committee recommended the acceptance of the offer. The recommendation was adopted. BASE INGRATITUDE. Mr. J. D. Jones referred to the offer he made at the last meeting to find employment Board, and said he had been sadly dis- Board, and said he had been sadly dis- appointed b., both of them. They turned up to work at his farm on the Monday fol- lowing the Board meeting as they promised, and they drew money eveiy evening till the end of the week—more, in fact, than they had earned. They sometimes heard of honour amongst thieves, but there was cer- tainly none of that virtue amongst these two men. On the Saturday evening, one of them received the money for the two, and afterwards, it appeared, as soon as he had turned his back on the farm, he made a bolt for Abergele Railway Station with the whole of the money, and had not been seen or heard of since. His partner was thus left without a farthing to keep him over Sun- day, and he (Mr Jones) could not but take compassion on him. During the following week, he turned up to work about every other day, and now he had cleared off, after getting more than was really due to him. Neither of the men, he was sorry to add, had paid a copper for their lodgings in. Abergele. He mentioned the matter in order that his colleagues might be on their guard agiinst fellows of ihat class. If the Roard had a right to prevent such people getting into the Workhouse kilt all, hie thought it would be a good thing. Men who would not try to keep work when they got it, did not deserve any shelter or help from anyone. The Chairman said he was sure the Board were grateful to Mr. J. D. Jones for the kindness he had shown in trying to help where he thought it was wanted, and sym- pathised with him in the ungrateful way in which these two men had treated him. Had he been in Mr. Jones' place, he would have been very strongly inclined tto take pro- ceedings against them. One of the men, it was stated, belonged to Rhyl, and the other to Denbigh. Mr. John Roberts said he had many times urged the adoption of a stone breaking sheme in order to meet cases of that kind, and until they moved in that direction, they would always have undesirables about the Workhouse. RHYL POVERTY. Several parents of large families appeared before the Board, seeking assistance, on the ground that they were unable to obtain employment, most of them belonging to Rhyl. The Chairman said these cases seemed to be very much on the increase, espcially in Rhyl. They were a great trouble to the .Relieving Officer, who did not know what to do with them. Mr Perks enquired how the Relieving Office- satisfied himself with respect to the destitution which these people pleaded. The Relieving Officer said he visited each case and made full inquiries into it. Two or three people in Rhyl had rendered him splendid assistance in the matter, but for which he was afraid he would have broken down. The Chairman said he was sure that the Relieving Officer discharged his duty thoroughly in these cases, and never gave relief without fully satisfying himself that there was destitution. After further discussion, it was decided, on the proposition of Mr. Perks, to refer to the Finance Committee the question of ap- pointing someone toi help the Relieving Officer, and following up cases where there was any doubt about the circumstances. It WAS also decided, on the motion of Mr. John Roberts, seconded by Mr. T. Roberts Jones, to refer to the same committee the question of the establishment of a stone-.breaking yard for the unemployed. °
» » ■ > Church House for Beaumaris. Erected at a cost of Zr,410, a new church hojse was opened on Friday at Beaumaris by the Bishop of Bangor, who in the course of a short address said there were things the Church possessed which their Nonconformist brethren had not; on the other hand, the Nonconformists had developed the social side of their work more thor- oughllv than the Church. He hoped that the new church house would supply that want. One reason for the growth of these church houses in the diocese was that the elementary schools were not so available for church uses as in former days, and were be- coming less used by clergymen. The Rector (the Rev. Harry Morgan) an- nounced that only £30 of the debt remained to be liquidated, and that an anonymous friend had provided the furniture. The architect was Mr. Frank Bellis, of Bangor, and the contractor Mr. James Hughes, Beaumaris.
I Conway Christmas Show. LIST OF AWTARDS. I The holding of this annual event two days before Christmas militated in a considerable degree against the attendance. The show is initiated by the Markets and Fairs Com- mittee of the Corporation, and prizes and awards were given for the best display of Christmas goods by the different trades- people. On Thursday evening the Mayor (Councillor Henry Jones) and Mr. J. Her- bert Jones, Chairman of the Markets and Fairs Committee, together with Mr. John Hughes, the Market Hall keeper, visited all the shops and adjudicated upon them. On Friday morning the results of the awards were made known as follows Clothing and outfitting: 1, J. E. Conway. Jones, Castle-street; 2, lorwerth Jones, High-street vhc, — Griffiths, Deganwv he, J. Harry Jones, Ye Olde College. Drapers: 1, J. P. Griffiths, Regent House 2, Mrs. Evans, London House; vhc, Mrs. James Smith, Deganwy; he, D. Wynne Ro- berts, C. astle-street; c, Misses Thomas, High-street. Grocers: I Jones, Post Office, Deganwy; 2, H. and J. Owen, Deganwy; vhc, Joseph ITooson, Castle-street; he, Solomon jones, High-street c, Miss Thomas, High-street. Greengrocers and poulterers: 1, Mrs. J. Jared Willliams, High-street; 2, WIlliaIn Rowlands, Bangor-road vhc, Mrs. Jones, Windsor House. Butchers: 1, Joseph T. Jones, Eagles Buildings; 2, Jones Bros., Deganwy and Conway; 3, David Owen, Bangor-road. Fancy goods and jeweller)": 1, Mrs. Jones, Greenwich House vhc, Lancaster, Degan- wy he, T. Parry, Bangor-road. Ironmongers, painters, and allied bust- ness: 1, Messrs. Jones and Son, Melbourne House 2, J. W. Owen, Deganwy. All other trades: r, D. G. WTalker, to- bacconist 2, Stead and Simpson, High- street. In the Market Hall, on Friday, there were competitions for the best market dressed poultry, fowls, &c. There were a good number of entries, and the adjudicating was satisfactorily carried out by Mr. Hinton, who was attended to by Mr. John Hughes, the Market Hall keeper. The awards were as follows: Couple of turkeys (open): 1, Pryce Hughes, Glasfryn, Glan Conway 2, Mrs. Pritchard, Glany- wern, Mochdre. Three geese (open to dealers I I, Mrs. Jones, Dryndedwydd, Mochdre. Three geese (open to farmers only): 1, Miss Foulkes, Hendre Farm, Llangvstenin ;1, Richard Davies, Farmyard vhc, Pryee Hughes, Glan Conway; "he, Evan Jofies, Bryn Glorian c, Miss A. J. Jones, Tanv- berallan, Conway. Four ducks (open to farmers: 1, David Pntchard, Mochdre 2, Miss Williams, Bryn locyn, Conway; vhc. Thomas Hughes, Gwernfehn "Ialybont he, F ielding, Eir- lauws. Four ducks (open to dealers) T, Mrs. Jones, Bryndedwydd 2, John Roberts, poulterer, Conway. Four fowls (open to farmers) t, MTS. Pritchard, Mochdre 2, Miss Williams, Bryn Tocyn; he, Fielding, Eirianws. Four fowls (open to dealers) 1, Mrs. Tones, Bryndedwydd 2, J. Roberts, Con- way vhc, Wm. Jones, Baron Hill, Pydew; he, Carson, Tywyn Deganwy. Two ducks (open to all comers): 1, Mrs. Jones. Bryndedwydd; 2, W. O. Abram, Haulfrvn, Conway; he, John Hughes, Gwemfelin, Talybont. There was a ready sale lor turkeys and geese, which made up to is. per pound, and od. per pound respectively. Butter sold for is. 3d. per pound, and eggs at 6 for is.
Mr Lloyd George in France. COMPARED WITH FRENCH STATES. MEN. I XT ER E ST IX G INTERVIEW. Friday's Daily Mail contained the following article telegraphed from Paris on Thursday "An interesting interview with Mr. Lloyd George is published to-day by M. Jean M tJle '• Humanit«>" the Socialist organ of M. Jaures. M. Longuet compares the Chancellor's charmjngly affable an free and easy wel- come with the pompousness and frigid affectation of the Ministers of our own alleged democracy." Mr. Lloyd George ex- presses astonishment that so many Repub- lican newspapers in France showed more sympathy for the English Conservatives than for the Liberals, who, from Fox to Gladstone and Campbell-Bannerman, have always been fervent lovers of France- France, the vanguard of the universal de- mocracy." "During the South African WTar, when Lord Rosebery and Mr. Chamberlain were every day denouncing France, Campbell- Bannerman, and we others loudly pro- claimed everywhere that it would be a crime for us to quarrel with the one great de- mocracy of Europe." Are you really going to finish with the Lords now?" the interviewer asked. I have said it, and repeated it at many meetings—the Lords' Veto must and shall be abolished. I give you my word for it. We have long enough been the plaything of our aristocrats. Have no fear. WTe have returned to power with a resolute majority. As to the Referendum, .it has proved a sort of boomerang in Mr. Balfour's hands. Great social changes will occur in Eng- land in the next five years, provided no ex- ternal difficulty arises. IVe shall continue in our efforts for the peace of the world, and for the limitation of armaments, for we know that militarism and Imperialism are the great adversaries of the progress of Humanity. EFFECT OF THE BUDGET. The results of the 1909 Budget have been excellent. The figures of the revenue of the new taxes are not yet complete, but I can already tell you that the returns from the new tax on mineral rights will be higher than was reckoned. Then the super-tax on incomes over .^SJ000 has alone returned jQ2,800,000." To the interviewer's question, Wlut is your final solution of the land question 7" Mr. Lloyd George would only answer with an enigmatic smile. He went on Ho-,v strange the British people are! They are capable of the most audacious legislation, and then, again, are terrified at the most petty reforms. Look at their atti- tude to our South African scheme. \Ve have practically given back to the Boers all their political liberties. It was an extreme- ly bold step, and yet the scheme has passed through as easily as a letter through the post. And then an absolute howl went up at my proposal to put a tax of a few farthings on the land. Lord Rosebery said it was the end of family life, of religion, and of the Monarchy. My countrymen are astonish- ing, I tell you. To-day they will face a lion and to-morrow are afraid of a gnat." ¡
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