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Stitch in Time.

Purchase of Penstrowed Quarry.

Montgomeryshire Minister Welcomed…



Llandinam Council School.


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A Newtonian in Germany.



Everyone who was on the register in January last has a vote in the present contest, whether he has moved or not. PARLIAMENT ENDED. After a brief existence of ten months, Parliament was dissolved on Monday last the writs were issued, and the second Gen- eral Election of 1910 has begun. Eight Peers attended to share in the obsequies of the expiring Parliament, and a score of faithful Commoners having been sum- moned to the Upper Chamber by Black Rod, Royal Assent was given by commis- sion to sundry Acts, and the Lord Chan- cellor proceeded to read the King's Speech. The first paragraph of that document re- ferred to the national loss sustained by the death of King Edward, and after reference to Imperial matters, regret was expressed at the failure of the Conference. THE KING. The King came went to London for the purpose of holding Councils at Buckingham Palace for the prorogation and dissolution of Parliament. The earlier formalty was conducted in the forenoon immediately after his Majesty's arrival from Padding- ton, and at the second Council, held a couple of hours later, both Houses were dissolved, and January 31st was fixed as the date for the assembly of the new Par- liament. Early in the afternoon the King St. Pancras for Sandringham to join the Queen. LIBERAL CANDIDATE FOR SHREWS- BURY. At a crowded meeting of the electors at Shrewsbury, Mr Thomas Pace, a local builder, was adopted as the Liberal and Labour candidate for the borough in oppo- sition to Sir Clement Hill. Mr Pace is a self-made man, and said he was the son of an agricultural labourer who never earned more than 10s per week. THE VETO. Mr Asquith: It was said they were in- viting the decision of the country on an undebated problem. Yet as far back as sixteen years ago, Lord Rosebery, as spokesman of the then Government, said the time had come when the absolute veto of the Lords should cease. That had ever since been the attitude of the Liberal party. The time had arrved when the protracted controversy over the consttutional question should be decided. DR. CLIFFORD'S COUNSEL TO FREE CHURCHMEN. In an appeal to Free Churchmen on the general election, Dr Clifford says: Our opponents are giving up dance and sport and house parties. We must sacrifice our hard-earned wages, our time, which is money for our families, our energy, of which we have so little to spare, for our inevitable tasks. The cause is great, and it is worth it. No half-drawn swords lin- gering in their sheaths are enough for this fight. Out with them, with every one, and strike with the force of men who believe in the right, and are determined to make it victorious." DIVIDED COUNSELS. Mr Bonar Law announced in Manchester that he thought the Conservatives, if re- turned to power, would be entitled to pro- ceed forthwith to impose Tariff Reform on the country. Lord Cromer expresses a different view, giving it as his opinion that a reversal of our fiscal system would be a matter which the House of Lords would refer for decision to the electors. LORD JOICEY TURNS TORY. Lord Joicey, in a letter to Lord Ridley, wishing the Conservative candidates for Newcastle success, says:—"It caused me great disappointment and heart-burning to act against political friends with whom I have worked loyally for many years but in such a crisis I feel that patriotism must be put before party. The Liberal leaders seem to have adopted the principles of Socialists, who are dangerous theorists rather than practical men, and instead of promoting reforms such as were promoted by Gladstone, Bright, Cobden, and others, they have become mere wreckers. One strong man might have saved the situa- tion, but one looks for him in vain. Their proposals to take away all power from the House of Lords, without making any pro- vision for an efficient second chamber, as I believe the country wants, are extraor- dinary, as the British people would never be content to have their civil and religious liberties left at the mercy of a single cham- ber, which, with a temporary majority and a capable and upscrupulous minister, might manipulate as he choose. I think it is not Free Trade nor Tariff Reform, nor even the question of a second chamber which ought to guide electors in this contest, but whether the country is to be controlled by Socialists or not. The Socialists have cap- tured the Cabinet, as they have captured the trade unions, although I believe they are in the minority in both." TRIED TO BE FAIR. A question concerning the House of Lords was put to Mr Bonar Law in North-West Manchester. He was asked why the House of Lords never threw out Tory measures, and he replied they had never thrown out any important Tory Bill became the Tory party when in office tried to be fair to all parties! This occasioned a murmur of dis- approval and amusement. SOME LINES TO REMEMBER. Mr F. W. Hirst, editor of the Econo- mist,' speaking at Preston, quoted these lines:— They'll tax your meat, They'll tax your bread, They'll tax your clothes, They'll tax your bed, They'll raise the price of all you buy, Your wages will fall. And your wife will cry When you can't get food, And you can't keep warm, You'll know the meaning of Tariff Reform." A DYING RACE." John Burns: In these days, when we heard such a lot about our poor dying trade, it was interesting to dip a little into figures. In 1889, 2232,000,000 was the trade of the port and river of London in 1909 it was Z322,000,000-not bad for a dying race. The greatest jump in the increase was in the last five years, when the Gov- ernment of which he was proud to have been a member was in powe;. No other nation in the world had an i rport trade equal to what London alone possessed. Of that L322,000,000, Germany-the nasty, beastly foreigner, as she was called last winter-did P.100,000,000 worth of trade with us. Apart from foodstuffs, she was abso- lutely our best customer. When she did well we did better. He wished prosperity to Germany, as to every country. The standard of her progress was the measure of her trade with us. "STAND UP FOR YOUR FREEDOM." Do not falter in your adherence to Free Trade," says John Burns. urge you as one grown grey in yenur cause, Imt not weary in your service-engineers, tradesmen, clerks, labourers generally-for the sake of our trade, our honour, our country, for that freedom and liberty which we Englishmen prize so much, when the poll takes place to stand up as one man for the emancipation of the House of Com- mons, the enfranchisement of the people, the supremacy of the Commons as against the Lords, and the final over-ridding of monopoly in this country." ELECTION EPITHETS. The 'Daily Chronicle' publishes the following expressions recently used by Tory orators in their criticisms of the Government: Hypocrites, hooligans, traits ors, mob-mongers, poodles and jackals, the old slime and muck, dollar-fed mercenaries, frenzied rant and cant, alien band of poly- glot free importers, specialist in offal, that scoundrel Ure, spitting out dirt by the yard, dynamiters and assassins, Radical- Socialist revolutionaries, humbug in con- vulsions, disloyal Anarchists, lubberly Liberal pack. A DANGEROUS PROPOSAL. Mr Birrell: Mr Balfour's Referendum scheme, introduced at the middle of an election, was a delusive and dangerous pro- posal, whch was unworkable and only cal- culated to destroy free representative gov- ernment. It was a slur on the business men elected to convert great political prin- ciples into practical legislation. HOME SECRETARY ATTACKED. Returning to London from Bradford, the Home Secretary was attacked in the cor- ridor of the train by a male champion of woman suffrage. His assailant failed in his attempt to strike Mr Churchill with a short whip, and was immediately seized by two detective in attendance on the right hon. gentleman. THE COST OF THE REFERENDUM. Mr Lloyd George, speaking at Llandrin- dod Wells, replied to Mr Balfour on the subject of the Referendum, and maintained that its cost would be nearly two millions altogether. He declared it was merely a device to put a more effective weapon than ever in the hand of the wealthy and a dodge to place the poor man more than before at the mercy of the monopolist. END 'EM. Mr Churchill:—What Liberal? said wafe, No quarter for food taxers or Veto- mongers End em' not Referendum." Mr Balfour, he understood, would have Refer- endum on Tariff "Reform," but conces- sions like that were the worst form of malice. Liberals stood in for the Parlia- ment Bill and the absolute abolition of the Lords' Veto.