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CARDIGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL.

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WONDERS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

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SMALL FARM AND LABOURERS LAND COMPANY. Lord Wantage presided on Monday at the Westminster Palace Hotel, over the general meeting of the Shareholders in this Company, and proposed the adoption of the Report. He stated that the Company jwas formed, in 1885, for the purpose of buying land, and disposing of it in quantities and on terms suited to the wants of different classes of purchasers, especially of those who were desirous gf becoming owners ef small portions of agricultural land. They were pro- ceeding in that way with fair success. No doubt they had found that there were more persons desirous of letting than there were persons desirous of buying. That was not exactly what they had expected when they were instrumental in forming the Company, and, to a certain ex- tent, they had been disappointed in not finding as many purchasers as they could have wished. A man with 6001, to Bool. who desired to devote himself to the cultivation of land had two courses open to him. He might very well pur- chase twelve to 15 acres, and still have sufficient to build a house. Such a man would have to deprive himself of immediate comforts, but in the end he thought his course would be wiser than that which was generally adopted by agri- culturists who had saved some money, and who, as a rule, hired land. With the capital he had mentioned a man might hire 200 acres If two or three good seasons followed, the tenant pros- pered but if such seasons as we had had over- took him he was very likely to lose all the money he had saved, and he had not the land nor the house which he might otherwise have had. He still indulged in the hope that there might be in England more men willing to purchase and cultivate land. At present there were more who seemed disposed to hire land, and that was the reason why the company had not, so far, made the profits as a dividend-earning company which they would otherwise have done.—Mr E. Stafford Howard seconded the resolution, which was carried, and the meeting closed with the usual complimentary vote.

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