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IT is with unfeigned regret we have to announce that the official connection between Captain Jones-Parry and the South Wales Primrose League is severed. For years Capt. Parry has devoted his time, almost gratui- tously, to the service of the League, and though he may deserve well-earned repose, yet his retirement from office will be a cause lamentation to the Habitation with which j*e has been in contact. The period of Capt. "Ones-Parry's agency has been a dawn of life to the League in these counties it has wit- nessed the multiplication of Habitations and the infusion of new spirit and energy amongst their, officers. How much this is due to the Unflagging exertions of Capt. Parry is, perhaps, only known to those amongst whom he has laboured. The example of such earnest work for the principle of a cause is especially finable. Captain Parry was known in the literary world, and had pursuits and occupa- tions like other county gentlemen, but these "e freely resigned, and devoted his time to the ftiltilruent of the duty he bad undertaken. ■A- Primrose League agency is no sinecure, every day having to be accounted for with the tSrlctness of any artisan, while the remunera- tion is far less, viz., L104 a year; a sum that in Wales cannot cover the out of pocket expenses. As for the utility of the League," opinions differ. In England it has undoubtedly turned the scale in many elections, a fact to which our opponents loudly testify. In Wales we can hardly expect the League to be worked seriously, or to be used as a formidable Weapon; nevertheless, it serves a good pur- pose as a bond of social union between classes vthow several occupations leave but little time for association. Socially we believe the "League" has a great future before it in Wales, even if it has not already borne fruit. If its principles are maintained on their present broad basis of 11 loyalty to the Crown and Union," it will enable persons of widely differ- ing views to meet as brother associates, and to discover that it is possible to hold contrary views without being personal enemies, and even to fight a political battle without any of the bitterness that characterised former contests. If this result be attained, the labours of Capt. Parry and of those who use the League to this end will not be in vain.


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