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THE AFFAIRS OF MR MARTIN EDWARDS.

---THE HAtfBURY ASSEMBLY ROOMS…

WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.

SAD DEATH OF A PONTYPOOL -…

Tlih NEW PITS AT BARGOED.

REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE.

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REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE. SELECTION OF A LIBERAL CAN- DIDATE. A meeting of the Liberal Three Hundred of South Monmouthshire was held, at the Liberal- rooms, Newport, on Monday afternoon, in order to select a eandiaate to contest the constituency at the fortbeoming geaesal election. Mr. Moses Waiters, P«aamaenr presided over an attendance of about 70 me III bew,.most of the leadirq, Litmi-ais in the division being present. Dr. John. Moir, of West Hamr and Barwi Profumo, who, had been iaviteti to attend, in aider to-lay their views before the meeting-, wese present, fund both gentlemen received an enthusiastic reception, Dr. Moir, in, the course rti his remarks,, declared himself to be in favour of Disestablishment and Disendowmeat,.of an eight hours.' bill fos mintKSr of Home Rule for Ireland, and of other Liberal measures of reform. In reply to a. quest ion as to whether he would vote for Local Option, he stated that he had been a e abstainer, and an active temperance worker- He would cattainiy vote for the suppiession of the. liquor traffi-o., This statement was- receivid. witiii loud ajjiplausa. Other questions foUowed, which were auswerûd: satisfactorily.. Before returning kom the room. Dr. Moir promised to abide loyalijs by the,iecisica of the meeting. Baron Profumo- followed, and laid hi* views before the meetiag in a. rousincand aiimatud speech. He stated that. he could. not at the outset explain hi;& xiew better, perhaps, than by Eaying, as one of his critics in tiift Press had, said, That he had shallowed the wb.&le of the New- castle Liberal programme*" He was in. favcai- of the Eight Hours' Bill for miaars, of the Dis- establishment and Disendowmeat of the; Church of England, of Home Role for L-leland, and of all the measures embodied in tbc Newcastle pro- gramme. HA would also vote loc Local Option, and would endeavour target Moamouthalnre in- cluded in the operation of tht Sun da j Ciosing Act. A number of questions were. after put to the Baron which, were answered in. a. very satisfactory way. The voting, which immediately followed, was taken by ballot, in accordance with a resolution previously passed by the executive. Four scrutineers were appointed. The Chairman announced the result of the ballot to be Profumo 49 Moir 1(5 Neutral 1 The announcement was received with cheers. The Chairman and Secretary appealed fer a unanimous vote on the second voting. A proposi- tion that Baron Profumo be selected Liberal candidate for South Monmouthshire was then put and enthusiastically adopted. The Baron, in a graceful speech, thanked the Three Hundred for the honour they had done him, and said he was prepared to make a gallant fight in the interestspf Liberalism in iSoutn Mon- mouthshire. A heaity vote of thanks was passed to Dr Moir for attending and for his eloquent address, several gentlemen present expressing a hope that A I si I they might soon see him in tne division doing all he could to assist the Liberal cause. Dr. Moir then proposed a cordial vote of thanks ■ to the Chairman, which was seconded by Baron Profumo, and earned.

A GALLANT DEED.

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"THE WRECK OF THE ARGOSY."

A TRADESMAN'S COMPLAINT.

INFANT BAPTISM : IS IT SCP.WTURAL?

I PROHIBITION & TEMPERANCE…

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FOOTBALL.

ABERCARN v. BLAINA.

ABERSYCHAN ALBIONS v. CROESY*…

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A THEATRICAL WAIF AT YSTRAD.

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FASHIONS FOR JANUARY.

IA SHOCKING STOITR. !

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DARING ROBBERY IN LONDON.