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REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORNI…

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TITHE AGITATION.

WATERFORD ELECTION.

THE ROYAL SHOW AT WARWICK.

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I THE NEW FACTORY REGULATIONS.

,GLADSTONIAN FACTS.

MR. CHAMBERLAIN AND THE GENERAL…

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MR. CHAMBERLAIN AND THE GENERAL ELECTION. The following letter from Mr Chamberlain was read at a Unionist meeting at Ruabon last Monday night Highbury, Moor-grern, Birmingham. Dec, 26 ■'SIB, I have received with pleasure tbp copips j Hie res.-lutio? s hy the Unionist mfe'inj: a "lin ra 1 am ulid that y.>nr organisation j, aclivey promoting the discus-ion of political questions, and trust that you will have a successful demonstration on Tuesday, when my friend Sir Robert Cunliffe is to address you. The General Election cannot be far distant, and it will be one of the most critical in the history of this country. If, as I hope, the advocates of Home Rule are defeated, 1 believe that this mischievous policy, which will have been twice emphatically condemned by the people of Great Britain, will have received its death-warrant, and in that case both the great Parties in the State will be free to devote them- selves to the consideration and settlemeut of the urgent social end political questions in which the majority of the people have the greatest interest. If, on the other hand, the Separatist Party succeed, many years will be wasted in the barren effort to find a scheme of Home Rule which will be satis- factory to Irish agitators and at the same time acceptable to the people of Great Britain. During the whole of this time the progress of all other legislation will be stopped, and England, Scotland, and Wales will have to wait outside in the cold I while the un-easonable demands of the noisy section of the Irish people are being attended to. "lam convinced that the only chance for the speedy satisfaction of the legitimate claims of Welsh Nonconformity is to be found in the defeat of Home Rule, Every Welsh Dissenter who votes for a Gladstonian at the next Election votes, first, for the indefinite postponement of Welsh Dises- tablishment and land reform secondly, for the creation of a Roman Catholic domination in Ire- and, which will be dangerous alike to the civil and religious liberties of the Protestant portion of the population thirdly, for the desertion of his co-religionists in the province of Ulster; fourthly, for civil war and anarchy in Ireland, and for the absolute sterility of English and Scottish legis- lation. I feel strongly, as a Radical and Noncon- formist, that the continued alliance of the Glad- stonians with Irish Catholics and Home Rule is fatal to the progress of all the reforms in which I am interested, and I, therefore, earnestly desire Unionist Par'y-1 *"• & J. CHAMBERLAIN. T Owen Charles, Esq., Brymbo, Wrexham." Among the speakers at the meeting at which this letter was read were Sir Watkin Williams ?n^.e'loni8t candi<late for East Denbighshire, and Sir Robert Cunliffe, who was at one time the Liberal candidate for the Denbigh Boroughs, but who now belongs to the Unionist Party.

THE AMERICAN TIN PLATE MANUFACTURERS.

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