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WOMEN'S UNIONIST AND T.R.…

BRYNAMMAN NOTES --'---

LLANDILO MAN'S FURTHER TROUBLES

RHOSAMMAN

I CARMARTHEN COUNTY COURT

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FORTHCOMING MARRIAGE.

!THE FIGHT FOR WEST WALES

WELiH M.P. SWEDES

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WELiH M.P. SWEDES THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT. SIR J. D. REES'S CANDID LETTER. Sir J. D. Rees, M.P. for Montgomery Boroughs, has addressed a letter to the chairman ot the local Radical Association intimating his severance from the party. In the course of ins letter he says:— The Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Home Secretary having already issued their electioneering addresses, I must assume that their leader will follow, and that a Single Chamber and Home Rule election is ro be rushed. The Chancellor ot tne Exchequer's persistent and violent denunciation of British .landlords cruelly misrepresent and malign a class which performs more unselfish and unremunerated public duty, and spends a large proportion of its resources upon its neighbours, than any other with which, in any part of the world, I have become acquainted. I cannot oin this Daniel come to judgment in his violent and indiscriminate abuse of members of the Lpper House, which has played an honourable and patriotic part in the nistory of our country, though 1 am convinced thar reasoned and temperate changes in its constitution are at this stage inevit able, and such changes it is willing and anxious to made. It is. moreover, impossible to conceal the fact I that it this election is rushed, and the power of the Second Chamber impaired or destroyed, Home Rule for Ireland, to which, as a loyal citizen of the Monarchy of the United Kingdom. I am op- posed. will also be rushed, nor can any man, how- ever hard he may try to wink, be oblivious of the fact that funds collected from avowed enemies of Britain abroad, now supply the sinews of war for the coercion of Britoas at home. On the fiscal question you know I have already stated on the platform, after a recent visit to Germany, that the accounts of the poverty and un- wholesome food of German workmen are fa.rv tales, and that they—whether by reason of, or in spite of, Protection—I do not know—are at least as pros- perous as the same classes in the United Kingdom. I repat I do not regard what we call Free Trade as a scientihc system which came down from Heaven. The Socialistica attitude towards private property, condoned, if not encouraged, by certain Ministers, increasingly alarms me. The poor man's mite is held by precisely the same law and title as the rich man's million, and there is no difference in principle between robbing a man or a class, and despoiling a Church or any other corporate body. Finally, I am an indifferent party man, for my country is my party, and my fellow-countrymen are my constituents. I deeply deplore that I cannot, in view of the con- siderations I have set out, continue to represent my Liberal friends, who have been kind and indulgent to the last degree, and from whom I part with the greatest regret.

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