"THE RATS IN THE TRAP." REVOLUTIONARY SPEECH BY MR LLOYD GEORGE. The following remarkable speech was de- livered by Mr Lloyd George at an overflow meating in a Welsh chapel at Lianeity, on Wednesday night. Mr Lloyd George may or may not have been aware that reporters were present, but at any rate he let himself go. When lie addresses English audiences, he sel- dom, with such exceptions as Limchouse and Newcastle, uses revoluti-onary language of this kind, which is not the sort of thing that would be palatable to right-thinking peo- ple. This is a specimen of what he said in Welsh at Llanellv. "I am a Welshman, and when I go to the House of Lords sometimes and stand by the Throne listening to questions Affccting my fellow-countrymen being scoffed at, my blood boils within me. Remember this: Wales is only a laughing-stock in the eves of the House of Lords. But the day of reckoning is at hand. Whatever measure is presented to the House of Lords, if it be la-belled 'Wales,' to tlTe rubbish heap it goes (shame). "Lord Cawdor, a man who lives on rents of the country and the fat of the land, rises occasionally in the House and belittles mea- sures affecting Wales. Our little nation has aspirations, and is c-xtrc-mely anxious to grant et 4- better facilities so as to increase the know- ledge and wisdoan of our children. But the Lords refused to grant facilities. It is use- less asking them for anything appertaining to religion; they won't grant it (a voice: 'But they wilrtiave to"). 0:11, yes, that they will. There is a turning of the tide. I am pleased to think that they have blundered in the end. "They are in the trap, ajad when I recall the contemptuous things said of Wales on Welsh questions I am gleu to think that it is a Welshman who has sot the trap (pro- longed cheers). We have caught the large rats at last. They wnl not destroy our mea- sures much more, and there will be x&joicing in our land when we roe the House of Lords set aside, when v.e see a clear path to the throne of Ring Edward VII., when v/o see a clear path for education, land, and religious equality—then the song of Wales will re- echo through the hills and dales, a song that has not been equalled since the Song of Mir- iam after the R:d Sea liod been crossed (ap- plause). That is why I am co zealous as a Welshman." —
UNIONIST DEMONSTRATION AT LLANDUDNO, STIRRING ADDRESS BY MR F. E. SMITH. KEEN CRITICISM OF THE BUDGET. LORD KENYON AND THE > HOUSE OF LORDS. (From Our Reporters). Haider the auspices of the Llandudno Con- stitutional Club, an enthusiastic Conservative demonstration m-as held at the Gravid Thaatre, Llandudno, ycistcixia-y afternoon. Notwith- standing the hour, the building was crowded to its utmost capacity long before the tumc ior the rneeitiiig to commence. Mr R. S. Ciiamberlain (president of the Irkutidudno Constitutional Cvub) presided, and Yi<lS supported on the platform by Lord Kenyan, ivlr Arthur Hughes (Conservative candidate for Arvon), Mr F. E. Smith, K.C., M.P., Lady Mostyn, Colonel the Hon. II. Lloyd Mostyn a.nd' Mrs Lloyd Mostyn, Mr Eva.11 Mcefcya, the Hey. Llewelyn it. Hughes and Mrs Hughes, Dr. R. A. Priehard, J.P. (chairman of the Carnarvonshire Coomty Council), Mr a.nd Miss Jeif Pdtit, Major and Mrs Priddle, Dr. Ken rick Davies, Dr. Wood- houso, Councillor and Mrs Samuel ( iiajitrey, Colonel Radcliffe, Councillor E. E. Bone, Mr Thos. Dutton, Canon Roberts, Miss Dutton, Conway; Councillor F. J. Ssrson, Mr Morris Worteki, Mr Twigge Ellis, Mr Chae. Feilax, Mr J. E. Hornsby, Mr Edwin Willi aires, and Dthcra. LORD MOSTYN'S LETTER. The CHAIRMAN rccd the following letter from Lord Mostyn — "Dear Mr Chamberlain,-—I am very eorry tihkiit I shall be unable to attend your meet- ing at the Grand Theatre to-morrow after- noon, but I have promised to speak for our candidate—Colonel Howard—t-iuit cvendrng in Flintshire, and cannot be present at both meetings. If Mr Hughes is with you please wish him from me every possible success, and hoping you will have a good and en.thusiastic meeting.—Believe me, your very truly, MOSTYJN." THE REAL ISSUE. The CHAIRMAN, in his opening remarks, taid he was ple-ased to see suell a large gathor- ing at an afternoon meetlrag. If the meet- ing had been held in the evening, he doubted very much whctlier they could have fo-und a Diuldiing large enough to c-Mitadn the audience. They were on t'he eve of a Gene>ral Election, which had been brought about by the House of Lords having referred the Budget to the decision of the people (hear, hear). It was true that the Rouse of Lords was an here- ditary house, but that was not the fault of any of tike Peers. It was thoir duty to sco that it lias brought into a more consistent agreement wrdh the will of the nation, a.nd he hoped they N.-juld do so (applause). They had been told that the House of Lordo had set the people at defiance. They migilt prob- al)ly have done so, if they had rejected the Budget, but they had done no such thing. He feared that such a phrase must be the ÜI- v edition of a Lord Advocate somewhere (laughter and applause). With regard to the Government's Education Billl, it was born like a child with a sword, and was going to fight its way through the Lords to the Statute Book. But what happened to it,-iu own party in the House of Commons strangled it and no omo accused them of murder, and the country did not complain (applause). The Licensing Bill was next introduced, and meant an extra tax of some hundreds of pounds a year upon licensed buildings, just because sevem to eight per cent. of their takings a yeaj- were from the sale of Liquors. Did they think for a moment that the beautiful build- ing—the Grand Hotel—would remain where it was if they put another .£500 a year ta.x on A? Why did they not tax the liquor (applause). A Voice: "What about champagne?" The Chairman: The Budget, you notice, does not tax champagne, but taxes the poor man's beer and his tobacco (loud applause). Continuing, Mr Chamberlain said that their Ra.dical friends had as usual raised a false issue, by stating that the issue before the electors was not the Budget, but the Peers v. the People. The real issue before the country was the Constitution against Socialism (applause). VIGOROUS SPEECH BY MR F. E. SMITH. KEEN CRITICISM OF THE BUDGET. MR F. K SMITH, who was. aooor-ded a. rousing reception, said he very glad to notice that he was to have an opportunity of addressing' a number cf has political opponents (Ira ug titer). After all, p-clitics would be a very dull hutjauojs if one weic always talking" to tropic who agreed with his views. He did not fiersonialiy agree with the present member for that constituency—and ho would not hesit-ate to mention that gentleman by name so that they could have an opportunity of cheering hilln. (Laughter), lie had the privilege 01 knowing AIr Win. Jones and he had a g't'Oart: reupoct for 33ini (cheers). If they were to ask Mr Jones he would tell them that tihey had had manlY a pleasant conversation together on the subject of politics and that ho tshaied, to gome extent, the respect he (the qpea/ker) had for his high ohaiia/citea* and very considerable oni.toricah quali- ties in the House of Coom-nciis (applause). It was always far pieasanter to make such recogni- tions because after all, the supreme object of politics wias the s-a.me whether it was the politics oi one party or of the oliner—namely, to govern the country as would beet secure the maximum of happiness for tho nation as a whole (hear, hear). Some off tiheiin behoved that that hatppi- netsa was attainable best biv one way while others deemed better another way, and Con- servatives and Liberals, English and Welsh sought to axtivo at that one goal which was the best in the interests of those islands taken as a whole. From that point of viewr be wian.ted to make has clbservatdons that afternoon. The Ghairman had spoken of the action taken recently Ly THE HOUSE OF LORDS. There were a few enthusiasts in the audience who hailed with amusement the chairman's sug- gestion that the Lords had really referred the Budget to the people (laughter). On reflection, were they justified in their amusement? They were told that that was tho" Peoph's Budget" for which tho people of tho country had been •waiting for a thousand yeara (laughter). Surely, if that was so it was not so periBliabie that the country could not wait four weeks more- (laughter and dhc-ere)—to decide .vhether it was really wanted1. Supposing that as a result of the election the people decided it was found that the country did not want it, but lather wanted Tariff Reform, would it then be denied that the action of the House of Lords had not been justi- fiod ("They had no right"). If any man in that theatre could say they had rot, he might k a liberal but he would not be a democrat (loud laughter and indications of oissent). Over that question he reco gnised only one tribun.al- tibat of the people—(hear, .hear)—.and before it could be said that the Lords had been flying in the face of the people, tlioy should gave the people an opportunity of saying whether they tlaouglit so or not. ("But they had no right"). You have 6aid that once before, my friend, eaid Mr Smith, and it makes it no more true be- cause you repeat it, (laughter). I am Ituro my friend is an authority on the Hou&e of ftords— (renewed Itauglitez)-but even ho will allow me to quote the opinion of another a-uthority, namely Mr Gladstone (hear, hear). In 1861 Mr Glad- stone said "There is no question as to the right of, the House of Lords to rejec. a money bill" (dheers). I agree with Mr Gladstone, and an the House of Lords has dome is to give you, the people, the right of saying" whether you want the Budget or of killing it if you don't want it (hear, hoar, and a vesoe: Who are the LordsV"). Who are they Well you should have a higtht opinion of them for 260 of them were crea- ted by. your own political friends ("never mind; get rid of them"). Then why create them 'I (loud laughter). The present Government created more peeis in two years than any pre- vious Englieh Government has created for 39 years (renewed laughter and cheers). I am euro you will like plain speaking here, and the fore I will give this to you upon an authority which you wiU recognise; he gave you some lioir.o truths about your Welsh Parliamentary party. I am speaking of Mr Clement Edwards (cheers) I am delighted to find you cheering" Jcirn, as I am about to quote his opinion of the men who serve on that party. He said, a little while ago, "You will never get any good, honest work out of the Welsh Liberal party as at present constituted" (loud laughter). The reason he gave for that was this: "They all have either got or hope for baronetehaips, knight- hoods, or recordenrsihflps" (laughter). You wall do no good with The WELSH PARLIAMENTARY PARTY in the House of Commons until it is an inde- pendant party, because they either hope to or do get something ("And so are you. But that is what Mr Clemenit Edwards eaid of has own friends in the House of Commons (laughter and dissent ending' with a call for "three cheers for Lloyd George" which weps given). There could bave been no -nore opportune cheer because Mr 'Uksment EdMurdsQf whom I waa Breaking1 was dealing willh Mr Uoyd George at the tmo he made that speoclh (loud ciheerd and Iaue; ,tel.). He was dealing' wiith the fact that the Wokh nateon had been dthnitely prceniocd disestablish- ment; in the third year of the teuit P&rJiamon'i, when it was i^romked that a bill would be passed th.rcugh all its staigciB in the Houso cif Coninicauj ("And the House of Lords'"). No, it was not prong ed a passage througli the i 1 j e of Lcrds. Woll, it was b.-ca,uge that pro- m)( had been broken that Mx Clement Edwards made that, chu-i against lis Parliamentary a&»ccilatc->. in ui-o naano of dscraiooracy they are aCtackir/T the hered-taiy peers in the faco of the fact tLu theic are no Ich men in the L-lb- oral jxtrty to-tluy but who are over one aacdj&r in their axxmpt to ^et into the Hcueo of L-ordi (cheers). 'i.iiice Le..d Jwioey (bcoing). Yoi, but yoa woi*> obecrir.g hiai five yeara ago— (.•augntc-r;—the man who was t.o fir.ano-al purer) ttf the lhb:.rci ia tie Montgomery bc..7- OUtgb. In other you a-pplaudod him, .Ji nü.-¡ yeHJ r;iea:i at hini; yet you eernt him to the Hoiiixj of JLoida <.n,y th\ce years ego (iaughtcf). Proceed in r< to 0211 with BUDGET, Mr Smith rcionrvi a,t¡ tho caisat to the land taxes. WLe-n coasldcxcn^j ri.at q,iest' n lie said thia iiroi to- regard was what was to bo the yield iv-cn tlhe iand t". They were faced with lljs neocsicty of roiaicu sixtceaj mi..l;ons of extra r.3\'orj.e. Onily five \ears ago t)he f,n«fxMut C'L.anoi^ cu tie Exchequec eutd m the Hou&e of CcimnicB/3: "What wo want is a Chancellor of the Elxeh.cci'U'.r wi:o will say '-t is eoiiioniy a-ad ncii pro.l'-jc.c wo w?at.' To-day the Un.on'.at Cb^eetlcv "cif the Exchequer is its feir four mLl:cai3 rcore, and unless we watdh licm thoco wÚ oomo a Ch^coejD^v of the Exchcc-uior in iil:c r.e-t live yeara who will! toy, 'Wo waut 15 mij'ilom You mivjt take that riaii by the threat" (uurfcter and ch'eors). Five ycca; had rassei, f^ud that identical gci-tleman b;Jnsc.VE nc-w c:v.rj? ailouj and for the 15 miosis mere, ar.d when ho was taken by the iCicoat J:t9 went- all tLrcagh Eng'and com^laminig that scene- bc,d.v was taking him by it (loud' huuglrior). W«s tie ButVet the befit mctbc'<.I of tCiat money ? Tories of "Yeo")- Ifiat could or.ily be dti".eriiLii:-i.l Ly ea-gutnent rather thaai by an an- swer of Yes" or What wao- to bo the yield of the Land tax? To g-CIt at the nett yield they murit •dete.nm.r.e t'iie (lOST OF LEVYING THE TAX, ard ace>rd:ng to tho ,çw c-f rreaent Gov- the ecot cif waluatica was to amount to No expert in lard vci.nation had- ccrao lorward' and &Cl that tho a-tion wciid be made at so. low nor had it l-m Gue'^ntc.J that lundcwnars would not be C0lri").>Ó in ttjsir own pro'et'lca to make th own* valyjt/.iotU 1o ci'cck that cf tho &ta;ioe. Tsvo liiCi'ii'crjs L tl03 lyiRTiC, how much v.-«.ro* tiiey to get out of it've after haJ the proceeds 'had iop ois-n-buted be- tween the Not mere than £ 50;00-0 -,r,ar,d VO:('IO: "Fe,! the first year only"). But at tne yc^ar •he-e v.x. 'd be an increase m ii:e> cc&, <u t.V i the vory lowest corjceival:'re "Vifirure would 'be £3,008.000 H.-ow y.a.l':O wouLd d,¡.ps.ü before Hhey got thait amount from the land tax to r^-ie c the burdcai of Government? They we:c to/d in iustiification of the land tax that so^e exiKEdiiture on the part of hie coimnv- K had created the value ("True ). To ecoie extent he agreed with the gonttoxi 0 cried "True;" some of it was the resu.'i of the cxpend;,tlire of the community. De li^a never denied that a strong ca.se cou.d be ma.d.3 out ill Llandudno, Liverpool, Man- chester, and Glasgow, and he belonged to that schooil of COJiwrvative thought which, for the last t&n years, had advocated a rc- form in their system of i,atiiifr-(hc,ax hear;, -a sysitom which would cna.bie them, m costs w'h.-re there had be on an improved va, ue created by the expenditure of the oommuauy, to draw "a larger subvention towards tu.e local Ta,te6 (hear. hear). Lex them take own town of Il-andufco, of they were all "justly proud. Everybody who knew, or had studied the hirtory cf Llaniu^io, knew of the enormous improvements wihieh bad taken place; he had realised it himseli since he had btesii there as a boy, 25 years aejo. There were stgns of the restless spent <>+ municrrial enterprise the entorpri£¡:.1J.g spira. of the Council had been breaithcd into the pubilic work, and had made uiioee improvemefnts possible. But, without mm- oy those improvements could never have been effected, and the money was exclusively the public moneys of the ratepayers of the towel (chectB). BVClry farthing of the improved v,a,lue which had gone into the vacatnt land srjtee which they wished to tax had h expended by the ratepayers and was reflected in their local debt perhaps. THE SMALL BUILDER AFFECTED. But, the proposition in the Budget was not merely to rate vacant land sites, but that wherever they had a builder, however small, if he had made 1100 profit in trading on land the Government would take a lair go thajre of the increased value, although, ii tlh.e buaidcir's broiiiier made the &a.m-i profit on the same sum of the money invested in Sltocks amd-shar-es he would have to contri- bute nothing ("Shame" and cheeirs). What- ever money was derived from the tax, and taken by the Nat.'ona-l Exchequer was being taken out of the pockets of the ratepaycra. It was no answer to say tha.t the money went to build "Dreadnoughts," not drains (laugh- teir). In Llandudno they would be asked to pay for "Dreadnoughte" for themselves, and for other people, a.nd ailso for their own drains. Where there had been an improved value in land effected by municipal expen- diture he would support a proposal which wouild provide for the raiting of vacant land, which was being "held up," the whole pro- ceeds to go to the municipality (hear, hear). But the Budget asked that half of the pro- ceeds should go to the National Exchequer, which, he thought, was not fair. Munici- palities and local rating authorities were faced with new responsibilities and new de- mande day by day. They had the education rate, free meals for the children in the schools—(cheer's). His withers were quite usi- wrung by the cheer, for he had voted and spoken in favour of that--(hear, hear),—but had they before cheering thought oi tlie cumulative burdens which might be ultimate- ly impowsfd upon the rates as a reeuit of that aaid similar proposals? (cheers). Had they also considered the cumu- lative burdens imposed by the Budget upon the English and Walsh ctpitaibt—the i conic-tax, death duties, -U^cr-tax, etc. The burden thus p-ropcocd wu* ,;e largest burden upon cap Itai i -iiposed t by the Budgets oi all the lir&.t-e.ai33 Prui-.x~i.v.ni.it oc;u.n:,rit6 of the world (hoar, h&wr). It wa.;> said that they we're only burdens on the ridi, but they must con- clude that when they thus bufdenctt the capital- ists of this country more than tho foreigner wias burdened the home capitalist, who provided woik for the British working man, was handicapped in competing with tl:e foreigner capitalist wIth the re-suit that he would Jose trance and tJJm be less avic to find omiwoyment for the bolire worker (applause and dissent). An illustration which might hep his opponents was the experi- ence of Liverpool recently wlien they w-an'od granite for the Garston dock. Another might bo quoted with regaid to 'he Rosyth dock, also a supply of granite was wanted. Most of tlioee present would agree that they should have given orders to an Eniglkh or Wellah firm for tho granite in both instances if tha.t could be reasonably managed, seeing that there were hundreds of tineir orhD quarrymen cut of work. English, Scotch, and one OT two Wekh firms contracted for the supplies, but eventually „ „ THE CONTRACT WENT to a Norwegian firm bee awe tihey hud sent in the lowest tender. Hew were the Norwegians able to tender the lowest? (A voice: Because they had no royalties to pay ). He beildeved he cooa'd tell the interruntor tha;t that was not a very sensible answer, because w'neLbe.r' royalties were right or wrong nobody denied' the fact that wherever a royalty was i.ir-ncocd the greater the burden upon the csun'ry that im- posed them, and tilie present Go-vernment did not eav they woakl do away watn. royabxes; tthey mereCH- said", "We will ccntmue royalt.es and we will take haf of tJlem" (.augnte-r and cheers). Whatever the Budget had done or had not done it imposed a heavier burden, m the form elf estate* duties, rncome-tax, etc., «iltoge.her wnaiintd-ag to 27 per cen., than were imposed upon the Norwegian quarryowner. Eosidss that they octil- pelled British quajryowners to prepa.re for work- men's compensation—(hear, he-ar)-he quite agreed with the crueer for the Oompensation Ac* was a COon. servative measure—(loud cheers a.nd laughter) .i«hey insisted that the British qiKirryman should work for certain hours; they insisted that he be paid a certaidi rate of wages—(hear, hear),—wkh which he quite agreed. All those things wore right; lie approved of every one of them, but what he did not approve of was that the British quaxiyowner Should be put into a disadvantageous position in ooenpe-ting with t-he foreigner (hear, hear). Taxes on the rich as imposed by tha Budget were in their inoidenee just as sure to fall upon the poor. Two years ago Mr AsquitCi himself admitted that an income tax of Is 3*1 in tihe £ in time must necessarily affect wages and employ- ment. Taking up another point on the Budget, Mr Smith said that according to a blue book issued only three weeks ago by the Board of Trade figui-eti were given of the total taxation of England, Germany, the U.S.A., and France upon articles of food, .taking the existing taKes on food in England, France, Germany, and America, and in addition the taxes on tobacco and alocihol. They all deprecated tJie excessive use of alcohol, and noticed with pleasure that year by year an immense improvement was shown in the hahiits of the people of England and Wales in that matter, but they were entitled to point out thia.t, living in the climate of this country, and paying attention to the well-known and ascertained habits of the working classes, the vast majority of them spend a certain amount of their income on alcoholic drink. Taking the ordinary working dlass budget they PAID FAB MORE in this country, and under this Budget, under the three beads of food-we had taxes on tea, sugar, coffee, and ohicory, as well as upon all but one 01 the constituents of th-e "Free Trade" plum puddings that Mr Lloyd Oeorge had spoken about—(laughter),— any first LÙJ. country in the world. Why should the British working man pay 500 per cent. in taxation upon his to-bacoo, while the motor car of the rich man was iriportexl free? (cihe&rs). There were two ways of raising the money wanted by the Uovernmeint, ;uid the sole question was which of the two ways they (IDOSe to get it, A very great part.cf it could be raised under a scientific system of Tariff Reform (dhoers). Their opponents told them it was quite impassuWc to make the foreigner pay. That had never been the view of tihe greatest political economist, John SUiart Mill. Mr Smith quoted a sentence from Mill, and a passage fr-m a speech recently made by the Chairman of the French De Dion Motor Car Co., with regard to the opening of works in England if Tariff Reform was adopted by this country- A voice cried thait this was the result of the Pa1.ent, Act. "I quite agree, retorted Mr Smith. "Tlie Patents Act was pure Tariff Reform" (loud applause). He precc-rded to say that whereas £ 5,000,(AA) worth of motor cars and their accessories were imported into BrttVn last veoir only £ 100,000 was exported (a voice They can't afTord to get them in Germany"). Mr Smith replied Itfta-t he was afraid the interruptor waa less fcjnijiar wi6h Garnria-ny than liimeelf (the voice: t..—J.t. !——< «J! L_ I MR F, E, SMITH, K.C., M.P, I "Hew many motor cars hcvc they in Germany"). He I cskcd wheihor it was sensible to put such a question. If h were asked to gTVe tho nu-mibcr of ta:e in r.t.¡in he could- D"Jo!, do oa off-hand he could not be expected to carry all the figurts in his head (the voice: "Well how many Fitnob aire weav into Ge.rm-wny list yoai'). The speakei repmtcd tiitvi. he did net }:D.>W8.<. the figures, but he undc-ivaok to give the nccuiRary faots in reply to a tetter pUtriuiied by his interrogator in tlie boot cireul.tG.i 1"001 ljopcs ii thai dilc1!c to write one (hear, hear). What lic did know was tltat tiore were 150 miliiens worth of foreign n-iAnuSactAXt-ed g-oodB ooining into -this country, which oould he tuxtxl to the very groat benefit cf the h'Ole markets COlla aj.ifilause). Whan Mr fmLh proceeded to cnunicrate tSi-c unptfit'i, he would tax he mentianed tihey o-iuM LLx c.sin with benefit inasmuch as they CoOu)d gro, cwn in 1;f,lanJ (a vctce: "But where is the land'). You say you have not. got, the land was the reply. Well, this Gocermccnft has had four yeara in which to gii-e you ktnO wM'h an opp^rtuciity to grow cern, lmt tihey have only givcta ycu tlie Small Holdings Ac* (beai, hear)- I inat does net excite ycur ent-tragiaf^rr—-r.wl 1 sUK-dti •have expcoied ii vouid, but I).r p.ccy -If; a i",),,}, clearer one ("Ch'ri. have t-sen toid by kiuber of the CXfnsvi \ti.tive J'art;. (" Vvli^ it lit V" "wJxrt Tlia-t. f'¿r:mr, fuclly well who he k. The genilasner; ? meais will be. riuno ISZsiis-.ei ("f En-gland in twvi nics:i.t.h.™ (loud and pirolottgod "icciirrs wrb same btoSir.g raid erics of "Thrco tih-rei^ for Gwrge." The. gpeaier, rr. conclusion, referred', te very Jaige amoant- of UI,- ttmpicynaont in the oravnity at pvsscjit-, and in the course of 11 fiery jjereraidon pxntcd the moral. Suhesqiiesitfy he with great effect to what ho termed "a re-rvl^r too*Btoem of pa-par questions." THE UNIONIST POLICY. MR A RTH nt HUGHES, who wa.s accordcd a cordial reception, proposed the following rcsol utioji: — '"1 'hat this meeting welcc-mcs the comang d'iHSolution of Parliament, believing that the Gcneivl Eloctc.on will result in placing in power a, Un'ictnist Gover-nni-eiit, whose podicy Wiill be the p-aw, oi mcjisures help- ing to improve trade, rcduec unemployment, and efficiently maintain the defenoes of tho Empire, at the same time revenue by nw,),zu 's just and fatr to a-j) clcissecs of the coaiimurilty Speaking "in support of the r-eeolutiion, Mr Rugthcvs sa,'d that thoy had had four yccrs of Rydical Gove i in meat, and four years of Radical attempts at lctfjislation. He would not dream of blaming them iT they ked made fair and honest attempts to With regard to the licensing question, they had f ai:lcd. A Voice: "Owing to the Locds." Mir- Hughe a If it was the fault of the Ix>rd why vdiid tiie Governmcait not go to the cooinitry on the Education Bill? (hear, hear).. It was because knew that the country was against them (a-pp'Ia.usc). CV/utinuring, Mr Hughes said that tihe Radical Govornmcin.t hod excreted their power of kgisl.a-tica in a spirit of revenge. Referring to the Budget, he asked who had Cyc-or found that a tax on land had Cheapened it? (appla.uf-e). As to Old-age Pensions, the Unionist Party had a better way of providing thcGii than by additional taxation., which affected the working men generally (ap- plause). SOCIALISM AND THE BUDGET. LORD KENYON, in second'tig the rcsolu- tr.on, K'id he hoj.ed and belaeved th^.t what- ever the result of the next ejection would be, it woufd prove that the House of Lords bad done the right thing in referring the Budget to the people (applause). "It comes to tibca," said Lord Eicmyon. "Are you agreeable that there AllOuJd be a second Chambeir or not?" (erics of "Yes"). Continuing, his vLordahip Ra)d that some peo- pie thought the Budget, the Lords h<id referred to tlie country, wa.s the invention of Mr Lloyd George, thenr exeelilcnt Choncellor (chee-rg). "He is a very good friend of mcne," said Lord Kcnyon. "I once took tihe chair a.t a dinner in his honour. I like hem very much, but I don't like Ilia politics" (ap- plause). Lord Kcnyon said that the. real author of the Budget was Mr Philip Snow- don, whose pamphlet, issued sometime ago, with such headings as "Socialism and the com- ing Budget" and "Hints to Mr Lloyd George," suggested a number of new taxes, a.ll of which were incor|x>at:d in the Bud- get. That was proof that Socialism had a good deal to do in forming the Budget (ap- plause). Referring to the House of Lords, 'Lord Ken yon paid that there was quite as much j business done in that house as i.n the House of Commons (hear.lic-ar). Any business main that had to deal with railways, etc., knew very well that such matters were better de- bated in the House of Lords tha.n in the Com- mons (hear, hear). 'He, however, quite agreed that the House of Lords should be amended, but he reminded tliam that it would only ma.ke the Lords much stronger (appia.use). He would like to see a system adopted whore by the Loirds would elect their own re- presentativee to the house, and have repre- sentatives of their Colonies, of the promi- nent Nonconfccnmiet bodies, etc. A Voice: -"What do you represent?" Lord Kenyan: If I represent anything, I represent a legal family; and am also a director of a Large Railway Company (ap- plause). Referring to the ooxler of merit, inaugu- rated bv the King, Lord Kenvon said that out of the 18 m&nbcm of that order, eight were members of the House of Lords, and none of them were im the House of Commons (applause). He felt sure that all present were limited in wishing for the prosperity of their oouontry, and that each one was doing his best in his own degree to maintain the prosperity. In conclusion, he washed all present a happy New Year, and much pros- perity (applause). The resolution was then put to the meetings and earricd with acclamation. Upon the proposition of the RECTOR, seconded by MR R. GREENFIELD, a ha,-xty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr Chamber- laiii for presiding.
MR. F. E. SMITH AT CAR- NARVON. DISGRACEFUL SCENES AT THE PAVILION. CROWDS OF YOUTHS DISTURB THE MEETING- Amid a ba.be] of interruptions mainly from groups of irresponsible youths, Mr F. E. Smith, M.P., en- deavoured to speak at Carnarvon Pavilion last (W 00- ne.sdey) night. The Pavilion was crowded, and it was clear from the outset that there was a strong otnpogit-i-on element present, principally in one of the galleries. lord rerLihyn, who presided, secured a mofit at- tentive hearing, there being scarcely an interruption, and Mr H. C. Vincent, the Unionist- candidate for the Carnarvon Boroughs, was also permitted to deliver a I toiling speech wsEhout any in-terrup..ivxi, but Mr F. E. SftjSifi!, even when he rceo to speas, iatt Viva a mixed reaction. I "1 pi;-ner thait it has bean complained in thw con- stituency that, I, in the loarse (A my 1,lQ.ÎQTln uun- pMgn, rcw of cciirni>>r-4.b:t oj.iejjft ajia oo\c*ing: a Jari-e nl1,p'.)l'r of 8i'<:i:d.es, have occasionally lro use of utrciiS 1:t.¡;¡;ç.ogl' he STAL Ct tCie ooimuouccsaent cf his s;c.xlh. "My onty amawiir to t.bat, he added, "is teat a d.it;I\¡¡1>j[)hd £ r!jCittn&.n hua also been allowed this Mine l.nV;H'g ot siring kngnage" (loud cheers), lie is one whoeo name A iho present momeait is in the minds of most uf you; -he has usoii that langiuigo. He ilias usex-I it to my face in the House of Oommons, and also on the plaifoTtrri, and I to the best of my poc.r ability have mplicd to his face in the House of Commons, and I am not afraid of doing it again here or an-vwheixs eloe" (louJ cheers). Though subjected to (juito a fijsilade of inte-rirp-tioins, Mr Smiilih pluck-ily contirve-d h's epesob, QzLd ap.)y in- tioJu.-ed, in support of t.ir a.neujnaats, several quota- t.ior^i fnm Bpcer.&ee lJ.} \,il3 and Mr AsquitJi. ) Ho i»jvarial>ly illE; Mm, c<f the Ministers Il,) the flrsr end ci.er the Ituctioals had I fta.'ah«d Kix&tiig, uttered the quciAtione which j tovtl rri'jt m. ISt.vc-ral ir>,t^rru.pt-ji? INd", a hurried if nndigrificd exit, anti iit soecned fte fe.'t'h the Ibwaais would be 4i.bl-e to dt-rj witlh all the ifouSjle, but at each en- trance to t psvilkm giw,;ds tirg-e ic^.ra&^inj: orowds of yoiibhs hall f:Iw1Ù,J. <vad -tbey were so u'lAf'r: ned at b-jiiyf refu-scd rjLtr.'i'.il.ince that iiiey R-wrted i.ioncs and other missies at tihoee in cjb.uge of tilt ezrgec,, one or two persons being twuily out on the h<z>K llhoy tin-en rur-b.-ni the gal.oe, and reaching -).ii Btaoted brecuking the windows with fAivnes. a while thcy were kept at hay, and a him es^rcescd a co»tre>llirg influence, but they srwured a long 1 de, th*-y utilised as a batteriji^ ram. The sound of this ram, tog^tiher with the breaking- of \yintloo-s, greatly dieturbed the meet- ing, and to make matters worse the mob, having suc- ceeded in effecting an entrance into tihe building, rushed into the body of the Pavi-don, wheie they con- tinued tiheir disorderly conduct. Their presence osemed to imbue the opposition already infide witih courage, with the result thait Mr F. E. Slnl-th was beset with intcmiptions. One or two iirtcs-ruptors had tihe tables turned upon them by Mr Smith, a.nd thea they beewne personal. In vain Mr Smith invited ques- tions at the end of fihe mceiáng, awl a-3 the strain cf end'cavouring to speak of»ve the din was telling on his voioe, he wisely Kit clown. MR PRIIISLEY, the Unionist candidate for Eifiou, fo'liTwed amid gciieral disorder. A vote of confiden.je in the Conservative leaders was put and carried. ASteirwards disorderly seenos coeisrred in front of the Royal Hote!, v.-h-cre Mr F. E. Rnwth stayed, ond but for a strong of police a serious riot aright I have os-eur reel.
CONST!TWTfONALIS!VE V. SOCIALISM. MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY S VIEWS. Tho Marquis of Lond ncenry, K.G.. wrote as follows to G'loncl I'rycc J-on.js, Un oriii-t Candi- da, e for the Mcntg-cmcry Borughs:- Wynya, d Pa.k, St cktcn-on-Teie,> 20th Dccccii ber, 1909. Dasr Pryc3.-Jones,— I have to-day received yorar lettor -askiaa; -Tre to address a moÐÐtjw in support of youir candidature at Machynlle ih be- fo-ro tho s'onerai ellcction to-kes plsoa. I wash, it weic in my power to do SQ. but it ia 'iwnpoos-blio f r me to before going diiieoi to Ireland early in Janua-i-Y. I shou d 1, ke to have advocated ycur daixns to represent the MoiitsciriCrysJiire Borcughs before an audi- ence -a a dkiiriat 'I'.hlé'll'e I fnient many happy yeara. ard with which my family is eo closely ccnnccteJ. To my mindhQ gen rai e'eoticn will l-e fouiyhf ( al "Constr'ationaiiam versus Sociafem," and I liav-3 no di>u.bt thint if ilio d-angor- c.f at- tackiaiior the com itution, is dearly putbe.fore the electoru.t.:> (f the country, t ey will witli no .un- cea-ta. n voice vote for its main eranoa. Had I addressed a mee>tiing cn your beh-alf, I sliould have defended' tiho JrwÙnte.nan0t3 of a "Secord Chamber," c- s tG, wo eire told by our opponents, the cruly obstacle be wcea "Home Rule" and the "ÏJ:s.æ.t.:lb!¿sh mmJlt oi t' e Church." I sliould have skvngly denounced any infringe- ment on the act cf 111.3 Union, and equally any proposal to DLscstabliish and plunder the "Chunch of WaiW which would be but the forerunner of --air treatmoiit to the Chimrch of Enjiiand. I sliould stroai.?ly have advocated the chan:ge in our present Fiscal Reform so cAearly put for- wa.rd by our great teader, Mr BaJfour, on many occasions. Theso would have been the rnein points to which I should have directed my speech had I b-n for-tunalto enough to ;have been able to accept, your invi- ;i-tion to addires.3 my old friends in the district of Machynlleth. Wishing vou every success in your contest.—Believe me, very truly yours. LONDONDERRY.
:$; SUFFRAGETTES IN CARNARVON BOROUGHS. MR VINCENT AND THE MOVEMENT. Mr H. C. Vincent, t'he Conservative candidate for the Carnarvon Boroughs, has received a communication from Miss Mat tors, ci the Women's Freedom League—who, ;bv the way, have arranged to omiiact a camrtai-gn in the Boircnofhs against Mr Lloyd George—asking whether he h in favour of women's suffrage, and -whotlier he is prepared to nichide the question in ibis ctcctlcir address. Mir Vincent has replied in the following terms: —"I ara a supporter of women's suffi-&ge, and have never yet heard any acund argument against it, but I entirely disapprove of the methods adopted recently for the supposed furtherance of tJbo movement, and I should also strongly di«a^rprcrve of any attempt during the oonoin^ election to diatAirb or interfere with my opponent's meetings, and I trust, that nq ozch attenrrots will be made. I cannot imdwfc the cpiestion of women's suffrage in my election ad- drees. as it is already printed."
MR SAM THOMPSON'S ENGAGEMENTS. Decennbeir 30th (to-da;-}- Lla-nfairtalhaiarn, 7 p.m. (chairman, Mr Owen, of Melai; speak- ers, Mr Thoenpson and Mr- ADbcirt Huighes)- Ltlantysrniow, 8 p-m. (Colonel Sandbaoh, cha; man; speakers, Mr Thomjiscn and Mr Aibwt Hughes). Decembeir 31.—Llanarmon D.C.. 6.30 p.m. (Mr R. II. Stcorey, C.C., chairman). GlrynceiTicig, 8 p.m. (Mr F. E. Ronper, in the chair). January 1.—Liianrhaiadr-yn-McohiIset,, 7 p.m., a joint meeting wi^h the candidate far Mont- gomery. Mr A. NVill'i amf,- Wynn (chairman, Mr Edward Evans, of Park). On Sunday, Mr Thoirrpscn will 1x3 the guest of Colonel Bonner ait Bryn-y-Gwaka, Llan- gedwyn. Jan".iii;ry 3.—Llanrhaiadc-yn-Cinmcrch, 7 p.m. (CcJonel Wynno Edwairdtj. chairman). Llain- dymog, 8 p.m. (Colonel Meeham in the chair; ."peckers, Mr Thempson and Mr W. G. Rigby, cif Pcntr-eina.wr). January 4.—Canvassing and probably an open- air address at Ruthin fair in the morning. Llanfair D.C., 7.30 p.m. (Hon. Edisviaird Hewitt, chairman; speakers, Mr Thoimpson and Mr Rouw). January 5.—Llandegla, 6.30 p.m. Biryneglwys, 8 T.), ni J'am-uu.ry 6. -Demonstra Lion at Rmtiin. when tie Hon, Or.me,by GOr,e (oandide.to Cor the Drr.'b^h Bo,roughs) and Mr Thcom^o-n wiffi be anic it the speakers. Jai'iuavv 7.—Trefnamt, 12; Froncysvlitc, 6.45; Ganir, 7-45. Jamiiairy 8.—G-ellifo-r, 7; Llanynys, 7.45, and Rhftw3. 8.30. Jconiiiairy 10.—Naaitglyn, 6.50; Prion, 8 p.m. Janiuary 31.—De-rwen.. JamMjy 12—Llacferrea, 6.30; Llanarmon-vn- G p.m. (Captain Hand«rn, chairman). Jar^uary J-5.-Joiit mectirrj with Hon. Ormsby G, nt Denbigh Bris-ll Hall. January 14-—Trofar-h, 6 p.m. (Hen. Laurence A. Rurdrick, chairman,); Bettws-yn-Rhos, 7.45 (Mr J. E. OMfiefcl. chairman; epeek-STet, lIç.n. La.üT£ncO A. Bicdrick and Mr Thomp- t'r.n). Janiitery meeting at Llangollen, January J8.-A ix"(' Janr_J.i>ry 19.—Ua^irwst.. Jan'uarv 20-—Final demonstration at the Ccl-.vyn Day Pier Pavilion.
LSScEKAL MEETING AT GLAN CONWAY. SIR J. HERBERT ROBERTS' SIMILE. Sir J. Herbert. Roh-ert-s addressed a meet- ing of his c&ii.vtitutnv3 at the Bryn Eben^er Welsh C.M. Schcolrocon, Glan Conway, on Wednesday week, when ho was accompanied by Mr J. tionier Robcits, J.P., of Dsnb:gh. There was a good attendance, and at tho outecib, Dr. M. J. Morgan, of Conway, who occupied the chair, epcaiing a. few words in W OI, paid a warm tribute to the personal character of Sir Herbert. Eh Herbeit who was cordially wcl- oonned, spoke alternately in Welsh and Eng- i-VCt. In dealing ¥.'i:t.b. the Tariff proposals of the Conservative Party, and the ijudgett proposed by Mr Lloyd George, Sir Herbeiifc remarked that agricultural land was exempt under Lhe land ta.xes imposed by the BuOrct flhrown out by the Ilouce of Lords. Ret erring to the action c-f the Lords, Sir Herbert said that the other day he had had the experience of being snowed up in a. SDOW- drift. rlho Upper House was something like a snowdrift: they were in the V.-ay of all pro- gressive movements (laughter). There was something more in Libenaliszn than was at first evident. Liberalism meant the upli £ tiv.g of the vast masccs of humanity to a higher level of happiness and prosperity (cheers), like constituency which he had represented was an agricultural one, and he assured them that he would do all in his power in the intercuts of the farmers. Concluding, Sir Herbert- appealed to them to support .him at the forthcoming election aa whole-heartedly as they had done in the pact (loud chcers). Mr Gofficr Roberts, who followed, spoke in Welsh, and said the policy advocated by the Conservative Party, namely, Tariff Reform, had changed its name on several occasions. First it k d been known as Fair Trade, but it had since changed its name twice, which he contended was not a good omcn for any policy (applause). A resolution of confidence in Sir Herbert Roberts was proposed by Mr D. Evans, and seconded by the Rev. Robert Williams. On the resolution being put to the meet- ing, two voted against it. "e second resolution, proposed by Mr J. W. Clayton, and seconded by Mr Jenkinson, Cif the Bungalow, pledged the meeting to support •the House of Commons in their light against thB House of Lords. ;) This was carried unanimously. A letter was read from a Manchester mer- chant, who resides at overside, apologising for his inability to "attend, and expressing this intention ot coming down to record his vote- for Sir J. Herbert Roberts. I
MS LLOYD GEORGE'S "FACTS." THE LITTLE CHAPEL IN GOWER. CRUSHING CRITICISM BY MR LOVAT- FEASER. Our readers will rcmcinber that in his Car- narvon speech Mr L!oyd George, when deal- ing with tho leasehold question, quoted a case of a little chapel at Gower, where he alleged that gross injustice had been done to the members because they had, on the expira- tion of the lease, to pay a sum of X150. Mr Lovat-Fraser, speakIng at a political meeting in Ogmore Vale, gave some very in- teresting facts which place the matter in a totally different light, and which also prove that the landlord was net the rapacious per- sonage he was represented to be. Mr Lovat-Frascr said that whenever Mr Lloyd George gave what he called facts, he called forth a stream cf contradictions and denials and lett-ers to the press. Wk»a speaking at Carnarvon he had drawn a path- etic picture or a little chapel in Gower, which had, on the expiration of its lease, to pay i;150. Mr Lloyd George did not state that this sum was given for the freehold of the chapel, manse, and albout eleven or twelve acres of land. There was the further inte- resting fact that the chapel passed a vote of thanks to the minister for the good bargain he had made with the landlord (laughter). The landlord had contributed several sums of j £ 10 as donations to the chapel during the currency of the lease, which, if deducted from t'he £ lc0, made the bargain a still better one. (laughter). It was pitiful to see a Minister of the Crown descend to such stuff as this.
<;> DENBIGH BOROUGHS. ADOPTION OF CANDIDATES. At a meeting of the Denbigh Boroughs Central Unionist Association, held at W-rexbam to-day ■week, -the Hon. Win. Orra^by Gore was unan-i- mo-u>>Iy ad-pted as the Un ionist end T-iriff Re- form o-iid-dete to contest the Boyoug-ba at the general deot-ion. The Liberal and Ln.bour candidate, Mr Ceaiemt Edwards, was al&o adopted tlie saane c¥:llir..
i LLANKWST GIRLS'COUNCIL SCHOOL. CISTERC UNIQUE RECORD. PRESENTATION OF SILVER WATCHES. AWennan W. J. Williams (the chairman of tlho Liait-wt Grouped School Managers) and the following members: Messrs O. Tsgoed Jones. J.P., W. Hughes, J.P., Albert Hughes, T. R. Jones, and Rev. W. Thomas attended the Girl.o' Coined School to-cjay week for the purp of diolriibuting tlie annual/ prizes, on behalf c-f the Denbighshire- Education Committee. The ,girfe, to the number of 104, were as- I rOTvbled in the la-rgte classroom, under t.he oa.re of Miss Jones, the h-ead teacher, and her staff. I The pupils, having gone through their drill at the command of Miss Jones, sang- several Welsh airs under the counductorship of Mi-a Evan*. Miss Annie Pierce Jones, Khvy being the accompanist- A little girl named Ellen Anno Jones, Sootland-sitreet, sang" Ril. lamy" admirably. Mr W. J. Williams exp.r-e-sr-ed his pkxaiure at LL ANEW ST SCHOLARS RECORD. SEVEN YEARS' PERFECT ATTENDANCE. being" present on ouch an oocasion, to show the Murine 1-B' and atao the County Education Autho- rity's apipreciat'-on of the excchent work done a,t tho tcihiool and the attendance of tlie pupma. Those who had attended regularly, received valuable prizes, which would1 ieuu.it, he noped, in the remaining children, emulailng sucui tn excellent practice, a practice -which they \\o-ulj find of incalculable value throughout their lives. i Two of tlie pupils who were sisters,, had the splendid record of full attendance for seven years. He was glad to ece the representative of the "Pioneer" present, and hoped he would se- cure a photo of these young* glirils and publish it in the pepers he repregesnted, as iit was an unique record for two sisters. Thoce pupils had each won a watch of tho value of E2 pre- sented by the County Education Authority, which they would receive that afternoon. He hoped all the other pupsla would make up their mimda that dlay to atitenid the school regularly in future, and not to aiiitiw trivial ailments to deter theim (iiippkuuse-). Mr O. Isgoed Jones, in ng Nesta Wynne .Williams (15) with a pretty silver watch inscribed "Presented bti the Denbighshire Edu- caitaoo Committed to Nesta, Wynne W ulliamB for 7 perfect attendance -at the Llanrwst Coun- cil School, December, 1900," aaid that it was a remarkable thing that the two eisters should have enjoyed such excelieait health during the 7 years as to enable thean to attend the school TegJulariy, without loosantg a day. It further proved that the girls were anadoua to acquire knowfedge, which in after life would prove to them a valuable asset. The parents of the town had grae^od the inipoitance of education and in n:0',t. oaa.16 were making every effort to enable t.nerj- ch:J."lren to taJce advantage of their c-ppor- tunrjta.es. Re-guia-riity Avas i;rqx>rtant in every sphere of life and it was only to be acquired bji an early practice. Hie Rev. W. Thcimas made a simaJar pre- seataben to Lily Wyrae Wi'ftarns, and ex- presEed1 his pleasure that two sist-ers had eanaed such^ an unique d-fetsnctdon. It taug-ht the other cmuoi;en present value of regiularity, a leyson ae hoped they would take seriously to heart- i^ena were three words whkh he hoped tb, remember as being essential to their fiwruiie 6ucc?t?3T viz., ootnt^t^ncy, c-Leftniinees^ and conec.tne=«. If they did their utmoat to oob- serve the ,rti-e«i!iinff of these words they would be good children and' grow u.p to be good women. Mr Albert Hughes, i,n pre-.?einting the ehild.ren with prizes for good attendance during the-year, coiiig"! atulated fhe lieadmisti'ess and her sta 11 on the spp-0-.a.ranee of t'io childJleon and the success tlie school had attained. Mr Hughes then pre- sented tlli-3 priaes as follows:— Penect atteaKlanoe during the year: De-ra E'li.-3. -JliairiB, Lily WiiRams, Hannah Neeta Wynne Williams, aged 15, and her deter, Lily Wynne Nviilkms, aged 14, w.ho havo each been presented wriJCh a, silver watch by the Dcmhigh- Education Commiittee for anon years' iierfect attendance st the Llanrwst Girls' Council School. They are the. daughters of Mr and Mrs Wynne Williams, Seuon Cliiapel House, Llanrwst. Mary Hugnes, Ellen Ikiwands Hannah Ilarker, Annie May Williams, Biodwen Thomas, Catherine Anne Deuvies, Myifamwy Burgess and Lizzie Jane Retreats. Good attendance (354 cuit of 356): Sarah Anne Harker, Madge Oiacnbei-s, and NeHie Davnes. Mr W. Hughce in prtaaenting' the prizes for highest marks, said they were the pupils who had proved theanseSvea the "brightect dur- ing tho year. He hoped they wouJd continue to make strideo in -the path oi progress aoud be- come citizens of the Ecnpare. The fol- lowing were the euooessf-ul ipupils: Jennie Owen Mcna WtSKjams, Madge Roberts, Mary Ellen Roberts, Myfamwy and Lizzie Jane Roberta Bach of the children already mentioned and ethers were also presented with certificates. The Chairman, after distributing the above, said that the teachers could not do credit to themselves unless the children attended the eohool reguiariy. Llana-wat wap not at the top in respect to lattendsaica, but he hoped to see it occupy that position ia future. Ho felt as- sured tfoey all1 ajpipjeciated what the teachers had- done for them and "wished thoni and the school attendance officer a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (oheers)- ön the motion of Mir Iegoed Jones, seconded by Mr A. Hughes, a vote of thanks was ac- corded the chairman, the headbnsistress and staff- Both having responded, and the childnen having joined in Hanging "God Save the King," the ftmotaou wxnlina;w&
MR LLOYD GEORGE AND HIS VILLAGE SCHOOL. (By the Reeior uf the Parish). Mr Lloyd Gc-orge has so frequently alluded to his early ex.perknce of a Chu-roli Svhool that an iimpiession has been left tha-t he received soile great injustice at Lianysfcumdwy School. F-roun his kindly reference to the old rector, and his aid sclxvolmaHer, iit is obvious tl,& he critoaiees not persons, but the sysiem. I e-t.a'il bo gSad therefore if you wili ailow the pie-ient refttor to r&i^ly in the same spirit on behaiS of the Churoib and her school. NO INJUSTICE IN THE PAST The Church in this parish, as el-cewlie-re, pro- v ide: 1 education long before the State concerned itse'f at all -about schools. Early in the last century Lianystuimd-wy Church School waa built and endowed by a former .rector at his own cost. After 1870 it was open to the parishioners to provide themselves w- h a ECMd Scuitool, but the ratepayers would net hear ci it. They, were free- to build an undenominatieiial volun- tary school, but the Nonconformists would not dreac-n of it. To secure de/inite religious tcaeh- img for her ol%-ii oh-i.kWn lhe CSburch was thus compelled by the Siaie to prwride accommodation for the children of the whcAe perKh. This waa an injustice to tlie Church mere thin to anybody eise. Indeed, the system which Mr Lloyd! George attacked, was not the of the! Church. It was the enactment of the Liberaii Government of 1870. Besides, Mr Lloyd George was not ccmpeuied to attend the Cburcli Scliool. Ci'iooicth Board School wao oiitly a mile and a away. It was not too for fcr anybody with conscientious objections to a. Church SeIx>ol. T1-e distance, at any rate, was covered to and fro every dlay by Criccjeth Nonconformist- chiiid.neai, passed 1-2 T own Board Seheoi to attend the Church School at I.'iaiiys'h'md'wy. Whore was Mr Liloyd Georee's g'i.v8.nCo NO INJUSTICE AT PRESENT. Mir Lloyd George gives (ilii-e the corieot de- fence for the refoninon of at least a Church head- teacher for a Church School, when he &1YS "the school bc^ooged' to the CHiroh, and w a- built by. the Cnurcli-The schoc^t buildtn'jis beiong. to the Ch-uich, and are siJJJ mamtai«w-d by the Church. It was surely a (n the ChoJioeiIor,s part to say that the rohoal 'buiidmjzs are now maaitained at r/mb'le cost, SDHCC 1902 CQwirch- men beTe have spcri cvor J6200 on the fftruoUirai repeira. of their school, whereas we have only, received a few shillings from tho Local Education Authority for "wear and tear.' Indeed, unlesa Church teachers can be secured for CJhuroK bc.iOtiiS, WOdleya-n Jor \V<w;a-n schools, und Jewish for Jewish schooLs, etc-, bo<h Church and C.u'.pd 1 rust Deeds, which enshmine the wishes of the donors, mirfit as well lie burnt ae a bon. fire in Palace Ya.rd by the Government. Moreover, the pariodiiooers to-day do not con- sider the present system so very intoiersfclek- Only recently the majority of the ratepayers petitioned in vain the T.ocal Education Au. thority not to bu?i!df a Council School on the' boax^sra of the pai-.th. and it is still open fo* Non 3cn.foriGi5ts to built? a Nonconformist sdhoo^V wh-ch shall1, eojoy exactly the same privileges aa tho Cl^.urcih School. Where is Mr Lloyd Geort's gx-ievEncs? A REAL INJUSTICE PROPOSED. Mr Asquita, opcakin-g tilio other d^y at the Albert Hall woi-th regard to natknaal' educatioil, said: "Wo snand Avhere we stood foiir yeara ago." In other words, the Government intend revatroducing Mr E-.rrell's B-I3, which, until it was ai'.iend"-d by the L.c.r>dis, rropœed as a set- tlement :— (1) Preferential treatment lor Roman CathO- iioe Schools; (2) No Bible for the child during school time, and (3) More rates for the rarent during lifetime. J. P. LEWIS. Iianystumdwy Rectory. Griccieth..
<ip — MR LLOYD GEORGES HOLIDAY. The Chancellor of tlie Exchequer on Tuesday, raiurht attended a p leaching meeting at Seioa Calvipistdc Methodist Chaipel, Cricoieth, the preachers being the Revs. T. Charles Wllfaaima (Menai Bridge) and John Williame cBryosfflMfc- cyn), who, wiilth Mr Ellis Jonoes Griffith, M.P.. wore, on Monday and Tuesday, the ChancellorTl giuests at his new residence, BrynaiweJon.. Om Boxing Day the Chancellor attended a tea party at Seoon ChaipeL
BANGOR v. LLANFAIRFECHAN. Played at Bangor veaberday (Wedn-eeday). Referee Skater, Liandudnoi, lined up the fol- lowing teams:— BANGOR: Tounmy Owen; Bab Jones and Tal Griffirhs; Pattison. D. Walford and Buck- lanod; Joe Hendcr, Jack Jones, Dick Jones, Emyr Hughes and H. G-ord-di Lewis. LLANFAIRFECHAN: Will Thomas; J. Ei. Morgan and Iv r Jones; Hugnie Jones, Tom Paxry and Jf.ck Ovvcn; Hew. Joite,4, A. E. Puglie, Bob Hughes and Liew. Morris. Iiliantfairfechan wc-re rather unfcrfcunc.to in having to plav with only ten men. and owing to the shops not closing had to ¡¡,y several re- eerve men- The first half opened with go,a Is being visi'ed in turn. both keepers saving smartly. Eventually Bangor opened the scorn through Dick Jones, the goalie dipping in th« atttem.pt- to save. Ihis revei-se roused the viftt- tore, who swept d'own, and from a centra by alew. Jones, Morris scored a fine goal. Bangor now ]iressed, and Jack JQIlt cave Tuom-as no chance, and scored. Half-time: Bangor 2. Iiao- fairfechan 1. Bangor, playing towards their favourite god. wece pressnng, but the stubborn delferioe of the victors kept them well in check. Tliie visiting fan-wards got the ball, and rushed .n, the home goalie almost letting them in. and Ptf.fison, ■ who was in gQaJ. headed! away. from a good drive by Pughe. The homestedra it wppe row bomba^'ditt-ir the victors' g-ooti, but. tliev failed to find Thomas nappmg. EventuaUy Dick Jones scored the third for Bangor. trh. game ended: Bangor 3. Llan.fairfechan, 1.
DEGANWY ROVERS v. DEOANWY WEDNESDAYS. Plaved at, Dcganwv. on Christmas Day. b^ fore a. fair number of specitatcrs, Mr WilH-amfll being the icferee. At haM-time- the Rovers led by 3 goals to 2, and the final resudt was Rovers 4. Wednesdavs 2. rIlie teams were :— R-ov ors W. Jones; R Simkins a.nd R. Jones; D. Jones. II. T. Hughes and T. Hughes; W. J. Carney. D. Jones, T. C. Jones and Spriniaall. Wednesdays: J- Jones; J. Hughes and R. C. Jones; W' Davies, G. Jones and Joliruson: E Prrtchard, J. E. Jotn-es, E. Jone^ J. E- Jones aid Ted Jones. Joliruson: E Prrtchard, J. E. Jotn-es, E. Jonm and R. C. Jones; W' Davies, G. Jones and Joliruson: E Prrtchard, J. E. Jotn-es, E. Jone^ J. E- Jones aid Ted Jones.
DEGANWY ROVERS v. CHURCH GUILD. Pby.ed at Deganwy, en Boxing Day. A halif-time the Rovers led by one goa.1 to nid, aDd when tihe fimal whistle went 1 b soorc stood: Rcve.is 3. d'hurch Guild 1. The. teams were:— Rovers- J. Jones; J. Hucrhes and R. Jones; Tt Simkin, H. T. Hughes and T. Hughes; Shipfey, J. C'ny. D. Jcne.-i, T. C. JOL-esa-nd SfcjringaSL' Guild: W- D.ivleo; R. W. Roberts and E. Pr:'tr:>haro; O. Evans, E. Williams and Ted Jones; H. J. Hushes. A. Dorn, C. Pike, D. R wil. liams and F. Taylor.
LLANDUDNO AMATEURS v. COLWYN BAY. A League fixture was piiyed on Chrfetmao Day between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay, on the ground of tlie forrnor club. The mateh w-aa keen 1 v coiiite-ied all -ti^ough and the BayiteS showed much better form than they liavo done for some time. ■ New blood bad, been infused, and ii-oin t'las to the end of the season, the Oolwyn Bay team must, be reckoned with. Hie- only goal scored diu-ing the game was thai by Llandudno, and which was more attributable to good hick than anytning < Ise- Final: Llandudno 1, Colwyn Bay 0.
GOLF. CHRISTMAS GOLF AT CONWAY. FINE SCORES. The week of Christmas godf under the. aus- pices of the Carnarvonshire Golf Club, opened on Monday, which was ar> opetn day, on the Conway Morla Li-nks. The momarng was fine, but rain fetfl about twelve o clock, and play finished in a wet afternoon. Mr D. Peacock returned a fine score of 78 less and1 he led the field at luncheon. Mr AshkWwas second with 85 lese 8, 77 neitt, but piling fine g-olf in the afternoon, returned a gwd score of 79 less 8, equals 71 notit, and thus proved the winooer. The following wea-e the cards sent in; H. F. Ashby 148 D. Peacock 158 E. P. Brooke 162 L. O. R. Ashley I'j7 y A. Hamilton 164 A. L. Knight. 169 J. B. Royden 170 C. J. Meyer 170 A. C. Meyer 171 A. H. Pilkington 172 D. Cuithbert 172 E. Woodhead 174 J. W. Schoficld 177 Play was continued on 1 uescLay, In a g.aJ6 of wind. In tlie morning, out of twenty-two entries, Mx D. Cuthbert won the Captain^ prize, with a score of 87; and in the after- noon, Mir Felix Hadley won the Chamberlain, prize, his card being edght down. There were sixteen entries in the latter coonpetitibn. The resuits of yesterday's play will appear in our next issue.
The Royal Oammissioxi OlD Canals and Inland Navi- gation in their final report rooonnnaaid the appoint- ment of a Waterway Board whicb Should tako in hand four main routes for amaJyama-Uon and gradual in- provement-