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ARTHUR HUMPHREYS-OWEN. i

THE CANDIDATES' POLICIES.

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Suffragettes at Newtown.

TO THE MEN OF THE MONTGOMERY…

THE CALL FOR A GRAND EFFORT.

THE MOCK PROPOSAL.

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MARKET TOLLS AS PROTECTION.

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MARKET TOLLS AS PROTECTION. AT last the Conservative candidate has made an attempt to furnish us with a local illustration of the efficacy of Protection by citing the proposal of the Newtown Urban Council to levy tolls upon vendors of goods who, on fair days, use the streets of the town for the erection of stalls. We should make," he says, the outsiders pay for the privilege of competing with the home trader," and, heigh presto, there we have practical protection in our very midst, yea, even proposed and carried by a Radical authority. This Protectionist clutching at straws is not less pitiful than amusing. Newtown has a market hall where all who sell goods, be they home traders or foreigners, pay rents and tolls. That arrangement it is proposed to apply to the streets, for two important reasons—the proper regulation of the stalls for public convenience and safety, and the contribution by stall holders towards the cost of scavenging the litter which they leave behind. And so this is Protection. In order to extend its benefits why not keep out the foreign trader with Newtown, by compelling him to pay such a heavy toll for admission that he could not profitably do business with us? Then the local traders, having no opposition, might raise the prices of their goods to any figure, and the housewife would have to grin and pay. We thank the Conservative candidate for another unconscious illustration of the blessings of Free Trade.

THE COUNTY TORIES HOPELESS.

THE COUNTY CLERKSHIP.

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