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NEW WELLS.

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Hands Across the Sea.

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MONTGOMERY.

CRIPPEN TO BE HANGED.

Unclean School Children.

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A Sad Affair. --

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LETTERS TO THE EBITOB.

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LETTERS TO THE EBITOB. WELSHPOOL MUNICIPAL ELECTION. Sir,—An object-lesson of a saddening kind was offered to the inhabitants of Welshpool on Tuesday last by the conduct of estate employees, with the result that honour and dignity have been trailed in the mud. As an admirer of the Herbert family, I cannot but deplore that their representatives should have acted in the ill-bred way that they did during the whole of the late municipal election. Their methods savoured of the bad old days of George III., and not of the more civilized and enlightened days of George V. Why was it deemed necessary Íur almost everybody on the estate to work from early morn to dewy eve (and I hear that that particular eve was very dewy indeed) at fever heat against. the men who stuck to their guns over the purchasing of the local Naboth's vineyard—otherwise the Henfaes ? The manner in which the unlucky and trembling possessors of votes were con- veyed in conveyances to the polling booth reminded me of the care evinced by warders and policemen when discharging a batch of burglars, forgers, and murderers out of Black Maria." It struck an onlooker forcibly that their hysterical anxiety to pre- vent the purchase of the Henfaes was not to save the rates," for of course they lonew that was a lie, but from some other motive. We know only too well that a general election is looming in the near future. A Welshpool loafer-and voter, too—wheeling a barrow down the street on Wednesday, said to a mate, Well, yesterday meant a lot of votes for J. D. Rees, Bill. Mine for one, for you do get fair play from Rees Strange to say, whilst Lord and Lady Powis are at the Castle, the attitude of their various employees towards the ienaiitry and townspeople generally is more cour- teous and polite than when the family are safely away. I for one am absolutely cer- tain that Lord and Lady Powis are very, very far from being aavare of the true state of affairs in Welshpool. Unfortunately, the ultimate result of Tuesday's orgie will rebound nut on the heads of the mien who organised and car- ried out the campaign, but on those inno- cent heads who personally took no part in the fray. The end is hastening when at- tempts are made to stamp out the manhood and liberty which is the birthright of every Briton. Remember Goldsmith's prophetic words:— A bold peasantry, their country' pride, When once destroyed, can never be supplied." —I am, etc. AN OLD T^XAXT.

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