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MR. EDWARD POWELL'S FIGHT…
MR. EDWARD POWELL'S FIGHT IN SALOP. One of the hardest and most interesting fights for Liberalism is being waged by Mr Edward Powell in the Oswestry division of Shropshire. The Salopian character on the border line of England and Wales has its distinctive peculiarity, besides which, few counties are more politically dominated by territorial influence. In a county where farms are held on yearly tenancies, the agriculturist is largely at the mercy of his landlord, to please whom he must not only vote Tory, but contrive to politically in- fluence his servants. Of this no more con- vincing proof is needed than the shameless treatment of Mr Horne, which will remain a lasting reproach upon the intolerant land- lordism of Salop. Against all these adverse circumstances Mr Powell contends, and only a man of his -ability to reason with encrusted prejudice and to arrest a blind allegiance by the force of logical arguments and the effective presentation of uncontrovertible facts, could hope to successfully overcome them. Is it believable that the farm labourers in this part of Shropshire will prove them- selves so lamentably ungrateful to a Gov- ernment which has provided for the comfort, happiness, and independence of their aged fathers and mothers, by voting for Mr Bridgeman, who did his best to thwart the grant of old age pensions ? Are the rural wage earners silly enough to believe that the farmers will pay them higher wages on the strength of 2s a quarter more for wheat, in order to compensate them for the certain increased cost of food and every other necessary article of the household? Are they so completely insensible to their own interests as to close their minds against all the warnings which Mr Powell is utter- ing ? While the farmer must bow to the politi- cal behests of his landlord, let the farm- servant show himself an independent be- ing, fully alive to his own welfare and that of his family, and that he possesses a con- science upon which he sets so high a value that it cannot be bartered for the con- descending smile of a landlord or his high- placed emissaries. The landlord has everything to gain from Protection the humble wage-earner has everything to lose. A Tory house of Lords is the landlord's friend and the poor man's oppressor. These are not mere as- sertions. They are the resounding facts of history. Every man in the Oswestry divis- ion of Shropshire who is dependent on his labour must, if he thoroughly realises the serious import of this election, strive with heart and soul for the return of Mr Powell, and it is hardly necessary to remind all outvoters resident in Montgomeryshire of the duty they owe to themselves and the Liberal candidate, who is fighting so gal- lantly for righteous principles and for the humanities of politics against tremendous odds. FAIR PLAY. Speaking at Trefonen, Mr Edward Powell said that what Liberals wanted was fair play. If the electors said they wanted Tory measures, then the Liberals said not a word against them having them but if the people declared that they wanted Lib- eral measures, then let them have them (cheers). That was the reason why they were now appealing to the country. As to the reform of the House of Lords, they could deal with that, if necessary, when the Veto Bill was passed. It was, however, quite clear from the attitude of the peers that we should never get any real reform or anything approaching a representative Second Chamber if we relied upon obtain- ing the consent of the House of Lords. HECKLING AT PULVERBATCH. At Pulverbatch, Mr Powell delivered a vigorous speech on the House of Lords, and at the close was asked a number of ques- tions. One asked, "Supposing the Government created a thousand peers, was it not a fact that what had happened in the past would very likely happen in the future, they would go over to the Conservative party ? Mr Powell said they accepted in that re- spect. the peers' own resolutions, namely, that the possession of a peerage was not in itself to give the right to vote in the House of Lords. We were constantly being told that these peers were being created by the Liberal party. They would continue to be created just as knights and baronets were created, but neither a knight nor a baronet had any right as such to sit either in the House of Lords or the House of Commons. It was considered sufficient if they had that honour, and he did not see why it should not be the same with the peers. As to the creation of peers now for the carrying out of those resolutions, it was a very clumsy method. We did not want a thousand peers, but the creation of those peers was the only way by which we could get rid of the present stumbling block of the House of Lords! Another questioner: Do you believe in a second chamber ? Mr Powell: I do most certainly, and that is why we object to the present system, because we have not got it now (cheers). We have only an antiquated caucus of the Tory party, which blocks our nfeasures when we have a Liberal Government, and which, when the Tory party is in power, does nofr do its duty. Mr Hugh Hulton Harrop: What has happened to the 240 peers the Liberals have created ? Where are they now ? Mr Powell: I suppose if they are alive they are in their skins, and if they are dead they are in their graves (laughter). Most of them, I believe, have turned over, because the people who are created peers are people in high positions, and as peers they get out of touch with the people. In answer to another question, Mr Powell said there were taxes on 1,500 articles in the days of Protection, but Mr Gladstone removed the whole lot (cheers). Do you believe in building material com- ing in free ? Mr Powell: I do. The questioner: What good does that do the working men ? Mr Powell: It enables us to build cheap "houses and find more employment. Mr Hulton Harrop: Do you agree with ;Sir J. D. Rees when he says that all the stories about the food in Germany are so many fairy tales ? Mr Powell: I world much rather take the Board of Trade returns than the word of a man who has recanted everything he said in his election card last January. FORM IV. At Hope, Mr Powell discussed the ques- tion of small holdings and the land tax. Referring to Form IV., he said he would tell them another case where the record contained in those forms would come in useful. Supposing land was required in Shrewsbury on wmch to build a sehtool. They sought out the landowner, asked for a quarter of an acre, and he charged, as they had had cases, ten times its value. He heard of a case the other day in which a man bought seven acres of fend in another county, and the County Council wanted a quarter of an acre of it. THfe man actually asked for that quarter of an acre more than he had paid for the seven acres. It was in cases like that that Form IV. came in, and the Government said, This land fer which you ask £ 200, say, is down in the schedule as worth 120. We will not stop -you selling, but we ask you to pay 20 per cent. on the increased value" (cheers). Personally, he hoped they would go further, and that when land was required for public purposes or for housing the working classes, the owners should be compelled to sell at the valuation plus, say, 25 or 30 per cent. (sheers). Thus they saw the advantages of the land taxes and why the Liberals wanted them, and why he did not want the Tories to interfere with them. He did not think they would, although they would be safer if they saw to it that the Tories had no chance of interfering with them. AN INSOLENT HECKLER. Mr Sumner asked if Mr Powell would tell them his views on the referendum. Mr Powell said the suggestion for a re- ferendum in England came now from the Tory party. The experience of Australia and other countries which have adopted the referendum has been that if it is an unimportant measure, the people will not take the trouble to vote, the result, there- fore, was most unsatisfactory. If it was an important matter it was like having another general election. The referendum, there- fore, was most undesirable, and we should only have it put in force when a Liberal Government was in office. Mr Sumner: Nonsense! Nonsense! (laugh- ter). Mr Powell: Do not be rude, if you please. I do not talk nonsense. Continu- ing, Mr Powell said that we had never in the last hundred years had a Tory measure thrown out by the House of Lords. There- fore, if we had had a referendum, for the last hundred years it would never have been used when the Tory party was in office. He thought that was not nonsense, but sound common sense (loud cheers). When the Liberal Government was in office the House of Peers, to worry the Liberal Government, would be enabled to throw out any measure they liked, under the spurious pretext that the people didn't want it, so that on any measure the peers didn't want, the Liberals would have all the expense of a general election thrown on them, perhaps six months after they had been returned to power. They would see how absurd and one-sided such a referendum would be (applause). No great State in the world had got it in such circumstances. Mr Sumner: You say, "Trust Asquith." I say that you should trust no man. But supposing you do, and he is returned, what would be the result of another election ? Because Mr Asquith is a puppet—(inter- ruption and cries of Do not say puppet.") Mr Powell said he had spoken for over an hour, and he had never used any lan- guage insulting to the other side (cheers). Yet this gentleman told him that he was talking nonsense, and now he called the leader of the Liberal party, of whom they were all proud, a puppet (loud cries of "Shame"). That was not the way to con- duct a political contest (loud cheers). Mr Sumner: I withdraw it, and I will say he is the nominee of Mr Redmond (interruption). Mr Powell: That is equally insulting. Mr Sumner: Oh, then, it seems you don't want to hear the truth (laughter, amid which Mr Sumner rose from his seat and saying, "It is not worth my stopping here," left the room)
THE GENERAL ELECTION.
THE GENERAL ELECTION. Losses and Gains. Polling for d9 seats took place on Saturday, ten were in London, and the remainder in the Pro- vinces. There were seven Conservative gains, whilst the Liberals wrested four seats. Great local interest was taken in East Wolverhampton, where Mr George Thorne not merely held his seat, but increased his majority from 814 to 1,191. There were great fluctuations in majorities. On a poll of over 10,000 Mr Hazel, the Liberal candidate, only failed by six votes to capture West Bromwieh, while at Gloucester, Mr Terrell, the Conservative scraped in with a majority of foot. The Liberal candidate at Exeter was favoured by fortune, as he captured the seat with a majority of four. Much interest also oentred in North--West Manchester division, where Mr Bonar Law tried te oust Sir George Kemp. Mr Law, who is the cleverest exponent of Tariff Reform, was, however, well beaten for his pains, polling 445 votes less than the Liberal. The Conservative gains were as follows:— KING'S LYNN. 1910—L majority, 262. R. likglebi (C) 1765 H. Gibson Bowles (L) 1665—100 S. SALFORD. 1910—L. maj., 314. A. M. Barlow (C) 3664 Hon. C. Russell (L) 3439-225 WIGAN. 1910—Lab. maj., 510. R. T. N. Neville (C) 4673 H. Twist (Lab.). 4110-563 ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE. 1910—L maj., 293. W. M. Aitkin (C.) 4044 A. H. Scott (L) 3848-196 WARRINGTON. 1910-L maj., 153. Harold Smith (C) 5162 A. H. Crosfield (L) 4916-246 DARLINGTON. 1910-L maj., 29. H. Pike Pease (C) 4881 F. Maddison (L) 4475-406 GRIMSBY. 1910—L maj., 322. Sir G. Doughty (C) 7903 T. Wing (L) 7205-698 The following are the Liberal gains:— SOUTH-WEST MANCHESTER. 1910—C maj., 107. C. T. Needham (L) 3590 H. A. Colefax (C) 3331-259 ROCHESTER. 1910-C maj., 132. E. H. Lamb (L) 2609 S. F. Ridley (C) 2456-158 PECKHAM. 1910—C maj., 83. Richardson (L) 5027 Gooch (C) 4986—41 EXETER. 1910—C maj., 26. St. Maur (L) 4786 Duke (C) 4782-4
MOCHDRE. OBITUARY.—On Wednesday last the death of Mr Richard Pryce Hughes, aged 21, son of the late Mr and Mrs Thos. Hughes, Llanbadarn-fyn- ydd, took place at Rook Cottage, Mochdre, He was for 10 years at Ashley Down home. Mr Hughes returned to Mochdre about 6 weeks ago, a victim to consumption, He suffered much, yet very bravely. The end came peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday. He was buried on Friday at Pentre burial ground, a large number of friends attending. Rev. Coombs officiated.
NEWTOWJN. A SPLENDID New Assortment of Wedding Presents on view at G. W. NORTON'S, Iron- monger, Broad-street, Newtown.—[Advt.3 FOOTBA.LL.-Call and see the New Stock of Football Boots. Bladders and Inflators all cheap at Rickard's Eagle Boot Depot, Newtown. [Advt. COAL AND LX)(E.-If you want good quality Coal at reasonable prices, either in truck or cart loads, or in owt. sacks, try JOHN SKOUT, No. 13, Canal Wharf, Newtown. fAdvt. MB. T. MALDWTN PlUCK, R.A.M., visits Llanidloes on Tuesdays and Newtown on Satur- days Lessons given in Singing, Pianoforte, Violin, and 'Cello. He may be seen at Mr Fvan Bebb's, Broad-street, or Salop-road, Welshpool. PARENTS PLEASE NOTE.—A pure sweet gives not only pleasure, but also nourishment to grow- ing children. All the ingredients used in making Ann Taylor's Everton Toffee are pure and whole- some. It is as nourishing as it is delicious. NEW Season Reds just in first-class quality. Trade supplied. Pure Malt Vinegar; superior strength and quality; free from acids, 1/- per gallon. 3d. per quart.-David Evans, The People's Seedsman, Newtown. [Advt.] BIG MANTLE SHOW -We are now showing all the new modes for the present season in ladies' and children's coats, jackets, costumes, etc., which, for distinction in excellence of style, quality, and real good value, far surpasses all previous dis- plays.—Lewis's, London House, Newtown. FESTIVE SEASON.—Get well armed for the festive season by purchasing from E. H. MORGAN, Silversmith, 18, Broad-street, your Carvers and Cutlery; also, Spoons and Forks in Solid Silver, Silver-plated, and Acetic Silver. See his special Tea Spoons at 28 6d per dozen. IF you have a bad cough, and a good shilling, you can part company with both by purchasing a bottle of Owen's Cough Elixir, a never-failing remedy.—Prepared and sold only by F. J. Nash, M.P.S., chemist, Broad-street, Newtown.—Advt. CHILDREN'S MILLINERY.—A remarkably at- tractive display of children's beaver and felt hats and bonnets may be seen at Misses GOODWIN'S, 7, Market-street; also, a well-selected stock of fur sets, gloves, woollen underwear. F. J. NASH, M.P.S., Chemist and Optician, Broad-street, Newtown, desires to draw the atten- tion of intending purchasers of Xmas presents to his varied and up-to-date stock of spectacles, Egyptian and other optical goods. Eyesight tested free of charge. CONTRACT.—The Cambrian Railways Company have accepted the tender sent in by Mr Vincent Lloyd, watchmaker, Newtown, for the clock and watch contract of the Mid-Wales section. PROPERTY SArf;M-srs Morris, Marshall and Poole offered for sale at the Bear Hotel, on Tues- day, the freehold stock farm, known as Kill- owent," situate in the parish of Beguildy, mid- way between Newtown and Knighton, and Ii miles from Velindre, comprising a stone-built dwelling house, with farm and buildings, together with about 251a. Or. 37p. of meadow, pasture and arable land. Bidding rose to X2,250, at which sum the property was withdrawn. SYDNEY JAMES and his famous Strollers are to appear at the Public Hall on Thursday next, when there will, no doubt, be a great treat in store. Full of vim and go. the .f Strollers" serve up burlesque in a manner that is extremely original, and their entertainment from start to finish is brim full of sparkling fun and con- spicuous by its refinement. They have just con- cluded an enormously-successful season at the Palace Theatre, London, under the management of Mr Alfred Butt, and are giving what is termed a flying" farewell tour previous to their teur of the world, or. to be more precise, Africa America, and Australia, where they have already created many records. SUCCESSFUL PROTEST.-After the match between Aberystwyth and the 7th R.W.F., on Saturday, November 19th, and which resulted in a victory for the seaside team by four goals to three, the Territorials laid a protest on the ground that some of their opponents were not registered 14 days prior to the match. The protest was suc- cessful, and the Aberystwyth Town team cannot now compete for the Welsh Senior Cup. It will be remembered that Pennington did not play in this match for a similar reason to that for which the protest was laid. The Terriers will now have to play Llanfyllin for the second round, and should they win this match they are in competi- tion-proper for the cup. COUNTY SCHOOLS.—Dr F. Wilson presided over a meeting of the Newtown County Intermediate Schools on Friday afternoon. There were also present—Mrs Edward Jones. Messrs T. A. Forster, F. W. Cooke, Richard Jones, David Hamer, and J. E. Roberts. Bills amounting to .t546 16s 4d were ordered to be paid. The Finance Committee reported that A606 6s Od had been paid on the general account, and the credit balance at the bank was .£597 13s lid, and repairs account (credit) .£117 Is 5d. A letter was read from the Headmaster asking the Governors to increase the salary of Mr E. P. Morris, and it was resolved to increase the salary from £ 120 to A125 per annum. —A letter was received from Miss Davies, stating that Mary Winifred Bumford had been a proba- tion teacher at Penygloddfa Council School for six months, and asking if her scholarship at the County School could be transferred to another pupil (Winifred Frances Taylor).-The Chairman said the Governors could not do this.—It was stated that some people cross the playground as a short cut to the station, and it was resolved that a notice be erected near the gate prohibiting this. OWING to what are considered exoessive prices charged for stone at local quarries, the Council have resolved to get quotations from other quarries. ONLY one interment took place in the Cemetery during November. Since 31st March the inter- ments numbered 16, and since the opening of the cemetery, 852. THE Urban Council have agreed to erect a public urinal at the top of Park-street, and the provision of a drinking trough there is also under consideration. GAS MANUFACTURE.—During the past month, the gas manufactured amounted to 1,855,400 cubic feet, a decrease of 87,800, compared with the same month last year. g i Hocxsr.- JChe International trial match which was to have been played at Newtown on the 17th inst., has been transferred to Ruabon. The reason for the transference is obvious. EYE AND EAR DEPARTMENT of the Montgom- eryshire Infirmary. We are aeked to intimate that Dr. Russ Wood, will attend at Newtown on December 20th instead of December 27th. MARKETS AND FAIRS.—At the suggestion of Mr Ford, the Council have decided to postpone the proposed public meeting relative to the markets and fairs until after the Christmas holidays. TUESDAY'S MARKET PRicics.-Chiokens, 3/6 to 4/6 per couple; hen eggs, 7 for a 1/ butter, 1/4 per lb; apples, 2d to 4d per lb; beef, 6d to 9d mutton, 6d to 9d; pork, 6d to 9d; lamb, 7d to 9d. MEASLES AND WHOOPING COUGH.—Whilst no case of serious infectious disease was reported during November, there is a slight epidemic of measles of a wild character, and two cases of whooping cough. MICDICAL.-Dr. F. Wilson of Tymawr, Newtown, Montgomeryshire, and Dr. Y. M. Jones- Humphreys, of Cemmaes, Montgomeryshire, have recently been elected Members of the British Medical Association. FOOTBALL.-On Saturday an exciting match was played on the Cunnings between the R.W.W. and the Territorials. There was a good gate. At half-time the Warehouse were leading by two goals to one, but at the finish the scores were four goals each. FREE LIBRARY.—At a meeting of the Free Library Committee held on Wednesday morning the Librarian reported that during the past month 1,235 books had been taken out from the lending department, and fees amounting to o£1 4s had been received. IT transpired from the Surveyor's report to the Urban Council on Thursday, that on the night of November 21at, a serious leakage occurred at the reservoir owing to a fracture of the sluice valve near the embankment. The necessary repairs were carried out with all speed. APPOINTMBNT.—Mr R. E. Jones, Carmarthen, has been appointed to succeed the late Mr G. Griffiths, in the management of the North and South Wales Bank. Previous to going to Car- marthen, Mr Jones, was manager of the Llandrindod Wells Branch of the same Bank. THE HARASSED MIEDICO.-With regard to the letter from Dr Shearer complaining of the intol- erable noise from the show ground on the Severn banks, the Council have replied that without admitting liability they will stipulate for the suppression of excessive screechers and other noises at future fairs. THE TOWN'S FINANCES.—The balances of the various Urban District Council aoceunte at the end of November were: Free lrary aeoount (credit), X.6 17s 9d; gas loan (deb, X50 13s 8d; gas revenue account (debit), £ 786 s 2d; general! district rate account (debit), 0£112s 6d; gas loan sinking fund account ^credit) £ 25 Os Od. FUNIZEAL.-The funeral took'lace at the Parish Churchyard, of Mrs Sab Pugh, of Ladywell, who died on the prtous Sunday morning at the advanced age oBighty. The funeral was largely attended byelatives and friends. The Services at the hou and church were conducted by the Rev Canon Williams. A number of beautiful wreaths were :it. P.S.E.—Despite the snow and :n which fell there was a good attendance at he Pleasant Sunday Evening, when the Rev E. aes Williams occupied the chair. Rev T. Lvelyn Jones delivered a powerful address, a solos were rendered by Miss Sallie Jones and JBter Clifford Evans, Miss Edith Reynolds accovanying, and Mr J. R. 0, Evans conducting the ging. BAPTIST MUTUAL.—Mr T. Parry-nes presided over a well attended meeting othe Baptist Mutual Improvement Society, heldn Thursday evening. A lecture was deliverecby Mr Tom Pugh, on Profitable Allotment Gasning," and by Mr W. E. Sambrodks, on Profible Poultry Keeping." At the close, a hearty va of thanks was accorded the lecturers, and the lairman was thanked for presiding. THE IRISHMEN AT NEWTOWN.-The Public Hall was filled on Saturday night, ien a meet- ing held in support of the candidate of Colonel Pryce-Jones (who was absent). T chair was occupied by Mr G. H. Ellison, and le principal speakers were Rev. T. KingsborouglMr Wesley Bryan (who came from Ireland),t)r Davies, Machynlleth, and Mr Wm. Watkin The audi- ence was chiefly composed of Conwatives, and throughout the meeting none of Ie speakers were interrupted.- Demands upoi our space compel the report to be held over. By an abbreviation of his speech a the Stand- ing Joint Committee last week roecting the offices of the County Clerk. Mr C. J. ewell seems to have been misreported by the ress, which represents him as having said never con- tested the appointment at all." 1% of course, well known to our readers that Mr bivell took a strong stand against the Joint Comittee arro- gating to itself the right of apinting the Finance Clerk to the County Couil and the Clerk to the local taxation authoritwhich posi- tions were created by the Council. THROUGH the enterprise of Mr CW. Norton, the local public is able to see the last develop- ments in bicycles as exhibited lastveek at the great cycle exhibition at Olympia, ondon. In the window of Mr Norton's depot i8 road Street, Newtown, are now to be seen sample of the all- Steel Releigh cycles, (both ladies' nd gents'), duplicates of the machines shown Olympia. The Raleigh has attained such widfame that doubtless many local cyclists will takthe oppor- tunity of calling this week at the Heigh local headquarters to inspect these latest iodele of all that is best and most modern in the fcycle. SKILES AND LAuaHTics.-Consideble merri- ment was created at the Council neeting on Thursday by the reading of the Water ommittee's report with reference to Nyodd MJs. "The agent of the property (Mr Bennet Rowlands) has supplied the tenant with fresh wil paper for the kitchen —(smiles)—upon his unartaking to put it on—(laughter)—but he wouldiot consent to give paper for papering the bedrams, and as this was only a very small expense, tb Committee supplied the necessary paper. No tiughing for the house has as yet been supplied—aughter)— owing to the agent waiting the Coan l to do the haulage, the cost of same being morevalue than the troughing" (laughter).—Mr Garge: What price did he pay a piece for the paper (laughter). The Chairman: I think it was take: out of old stock (great laughter). Mr Parry: Wl he supply him with a ticket out of the old stookor the fish- ing next year (renewed laughter).
LLANIDLOE3. MARKETS.—Eggs, 7 for Is; butter, S 2d per lb. THE WILL of the late Mr Evan W-liams, iron- monger, has been proved at XB.029 1) lOd. THE ONLY LIBERAL,—Heard on tb street last week:—" Just think of that, lads only one Liberal in England to-day!" "Wio is that?" "Oh, J. D. Rees all the rest are Socialists." PRESENTATION.—On Morday evening last Mr Willie Evans, secretary of the BaptBt Church, was presented by Miss M. E. Williami, on behalf of the church members, wfch a silver witch. The watch bore the inscription Presented to Mr D. W. Evans by the memberi of the Baptbt Church, Llanidloes, on the occason of his marriage, Sep- tember 7th, 1910. Mr Evans briefly returned thanks. OBITUARY,—The funeftl took place on Friday of Mrs Felix (81), reliot)f the late, John Felix, a former tenant of the Bert's Head Inn, Llanidloes. Mrs Felix met her death as the result of shock through falling down stairs at her home in Fern- dale. The remains w<re conveyed to Llanidloes by train and a large number of townspeople gathered at the staticn. The Rev B. T. Davies officiated at the graveside. FOOTBALL.—The V.C.W. College XI. visited Llanidloes on Saturday for the return League match with the United. The result of the previous meeting at Aberystwyth was a draw. The Uaited had not played for five weeks pre- vious to Saturday last, so that the visitors bad pretty much their own way. The game was very energetically contested. Alf. Evana, the home outside left, was ordered off by the referee through a misunderstanding between him and one of the College XI. The result was:—College 4, United 2. TEA.—On Tuesday evening the members of the Congregational Guild were entertained to tea at the inritation of some of the lady members. Mrs T. Humphreys presided at the table. An after-meeting was held, over which Mr T. Hum- phreys presided. Three quartettes were rendered by parties conducted by Miss Polly Edwards, Mr C. Bentow, and Mr Tom Owen. A rhyming competition was won by Mr Tom Ben bow, and the priaa for reading an unpunctuated paragraph fell to Miss Nora Morgan, Glandulas. Messrs Crowther and Ford adjudicated. There was a good attendance, and a pleasant evening was spent.
KERRY. Just woeived a fine lot of Ladies' useful Box Calf Boots, with stout soles, for Winter wear; price, 7/9; get a pair, and be comfortable.-R RICKARDJ, 30, Bridge-street, Newtown
PENIEL. AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING was held on Friday evening at Peniel, under the capable chairmanship of Mr Evan Bebb, in favour of the Liberal candidate. The voters of Cefnmawr and district turned up in full force, and after listening to some rousing speeches, passed an unanimous vote of confidence in Mr Flumphreys-Owen, and pledg- ing themselves to do all that was possible to secure his return.
LLANBRYNMAIR. OBITUARY'-On Sunday week the death took place of Mr David Evans, Clawddachoed. Probably he was the oldest inhabitant of the parish, as if he had lived another month he would have reached his 85th birthday. He was born, and lived his whole life, and died at the above place, where he succeeded his parents. He had several brothers, all of whom had predeceased him. He was an enlightened man,land possessed general knowledge to a marked extent. He was a faithful church member at the Old Chapel" Congregational Church, and filled the office of deacon for some years. He leaves to mourn his loss a widow with three daughters and three sons. His remains were laid to rest at the Old Chapel New Burial Ground on Friday, when a large number, although the day was wet and cold, met to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Rev S. Roberts officiated.
WELSHPOOL ROWDIES Attempt to Upset a Liberal Meeting. On Saturday night, in Welsh po I Town Hall Mr Humphreys-Owen dared to be a Daniel," and addressed a large number of his supporters, also a section of his opponents. Unfortunately there were a number of young rowdies in the back, who were mainly without the suffrage. Mr Hugh Lewis presided, and proved himself a most re- sourceful chairman. Mr David Davies received a lot of heckling, and appeared to enjoy it im- i mensely, his retorts in every instance striking home. Mr Humphreys-Owen also gave his audi- ence some homely truths, when the cat-calling was worn down. No questions were asked, and the meeting was about the most successful Liberal meeting in Welshpool on record. Our descriptive report bas unfortunately to be held over.
MACHYNLLETH. BOROUGH ELECTION.—Col. Pryce-Jones visited the town on Saturday, and was engaged all day in a canvass of the electors. He was accompanied by Mrs Pryce-Jones and officials of the local committee. SOIREE.—A successful soiree was held at the Graig Chapel Schoolroom on Thursday evening, when a large number of people attended to enjoy the excellent programme of vocal and instru- mental music, and the good fare in the style of tea and cakes, etc. The chair was occupied by Dr Milner, and right well did he acquit himself. The conductor was Mr John Evans, whose witticis are always enjoyed. The ladies worked hard, and deserved every credit for the excellency of the management.
TO THE ELECTORS OF MONTGOMERY…
TO THE ELECTORS OF MONTGOMERY BOROUGHS. DECEMBER, 1910. GENTLEMEN,— AS A YOUNG WELSHMAN I SINCERELY and enthusiastically desire to express my gratitude for the unanimous invitation to lead you to the front, and to champion the old just causes to which Wales has so faithfully adhered since the great days of 1880. The Crisis of our National Policy has come, and with the Abolition of the Lords' Veto the true and only issue is raised. Our Statesmen have laboured through months of earnest work in secluded Conference, the end of which has proved that no compromise on the supreme question of the people's right to legislate for themselves can be tolerated. Be not deceived by Schemes for Reforming the House of Lords at this juncture. Until the Veto goes all such ideals, however needful and appro- priate to that House itself, will leave the Lords still barring the road to progress, and a standing menace to all that Wales holds most dear in legislation. Never will you fight with better oauae er win a greater victory. The Veto of the Lords is the last and only refuge of Conservatism. Under the power of hereditary privilege shelter the undemocratic and malignant creeds of Protection and Jingoism, Tariff Reform with its Bread Taxes and plunder of the poor, garnished with ideals of bloated armaments and sentiments of aggression towards neighbouring nations. Release yourselves finally from the patronage of the Peers, and enter into the inheritance which old Wales has gathered for its children. Enjoy your Right of Religious Freedom, and take your full shan, of social progress in aoquiring }ugt Measures of Licensing Reform and Education. In one generation Wales has risen from political obscurity to political distinction; we now owe it to ourselves and to Wales in this great battle with the Veto of the Peers, to recognise the righteousness of our fathere cause, and to vindicate their national policy by a crowning victory on the greateet day of our history. Your Faithful Servant, A. E. HUMPHREYS-OWEN. Glanaerern. Berriew, December let, 1910.
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LLANFAIR-CAEREINION. AGRICULTURAL.—A public meeting was held at the Council School on Friday afternoon (fair day), under the auspices of the Agricultural Committee of the County Council, when an address was delivered on Agricultural Co-opera- tion" by Mr Walter Williams, organiser for Wales of the Agricultural Organisation Society. He urged upoa the meeting the importance of combination amongst the farmers, and gave several local instances of improved prioes obtained for produoe sold and improved and cheaper articles purchased through combination, Mr E. S. Ferbes, Director of Agriculture, also addressed the meeting. Mr J. C. Jones, The Graig, presided. < THE FAIR.—The fair was one of the smallest seen for some time. The intlemency of the weather, no doubt, accounted to a great extent for its smalltiess. Most of the cattle were sold, and the prices obtained showed that the cattle trade maintains its high water aark.
WELSHPOOL. GRAND DISPLAY of new goods on show at Bowzzes, the well-known cash drapers, Berriew- street. FOB Guns, Rifles, Cartridges, Lamps, Lamp Glasses, Glopes and Mantles, try Wm. Thomas, Ironmonger, Welshpool. [ADVT. THE DAIRY.—Our "Princess" Separator has been awarded over 100 medals. The most reliable; easiest to work; British made.-Call and inspect at HUMPHREY JONES & SON, Hall- street. [Advt. A MODERN J. B. GouGH.-Mr William Pearson, the well-known temperance missioner, held a series of very successful meetings last week. His homely talk and strong arguments made a great impression. SOCIALS.—The Church House was the scene of of a social last Thursday and Friday evenings under the respected auspices of the Church of England Sunday School Teachers and the Graham White Tennis Club. MONDAY'S MARKET PRICES.—Pheasants, 4s 6d. per brace, Hares,.2s 6d to 3s each, Rabbits, Is 6d per couple, Chickens, 3s to 5s per couple, Duck Eggs, 8 for Is, Hen Eggs, 6 for Is, Butter (retail) Is 2s to Is 3d per lb. CONSCRIPTION WANTED.-TheChurch of Eng- land Men's Society debated on Conscription" last Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Mr Samuel Manford, and a majority decided is favour of compulsory service. The speakers were: For Conscription--Mown W. E. Smith, Gordon Reed, Samuel Manford, T. Hiles, and A. J. Giles; Against—A. Price, D. Wood, F. Bluck, Edwin Gwalchmai, and W. Brighouse.