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A WARNING TO THE BREADWINNERS. WHAT we said last week to farmers applies with even greater force to the wage- earners in these Boroughs. Tariff Reform is to them a question purely oi £ s. d. Protectionists contend that it will put money into their pockets Free Traders warn them that it will take severe toll of their wages by largely increasing the cost of living. Clearly, therefore, our working people must understand that tariffs will do one or other of these things. What, then, is the attitude of the heads of families to- wards this gamble? That is the question which the bread-winner must seriously de- termine before raising the pencil to register liis cross upon the ballot paper. It has been frankly and honestly con- fessed by Mr Bonar Law and other Pro- tectionists that 2s of duty upon the quarter of wheat will not benefit the farmer. This the farmer knows very well. But he hopes that that duty will be increased, as it has. been in other Protectionist countries. In France and Germany the wheat tax started with a smaller sum than is advocated by Color el Pryce-Jones. Read these wheat figures officially vouched for on Monday, December 5th last:- Price per Qtr. Tax. £ s. d. s. d. Germany (Berlin) 2 2 0 11 10 France (Paris) 2 8 6 12 2! Italy (Genoa) 2 7 4 13 1 Gt. Britain (Liverpool) 1 11 0 Nil. The warning which Mr Joseph Chamber- lain gave years ago stands out clear to-day. It is a very curious t: ling," he said, "that Protection has this tendency to en- large its demands. It is like quack medi- cine, the failure of which is always at- tributed to the insufficiency of the dose." Plain is the warning to every householder in every town in Montgomeryshire. These figures apply only to bread. Over and above that extra toll upon his wages, other articles of food, clothing, and almost all domestic necessaries are to be increased in price, should a Protectionist Government get into power. That is the certain price of Protection, whatever its advocates may say to the contrary. The man who votes for the destruction of Free Trade and for the closing of our ports against the cheap maikets of the world, deliberately reduces the value of his wages and penalises his family. That he will wantonly do so is unthinkable.

SICKENING DODGES.

MACHYNLLETH SESSIONS.

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LARCENY OF A CHECK REIN.

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GREAT LIBERAL TRIUMPH IN RADNORSHIRE.

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The Boroughs Nomination.

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SEEN AND HEARD.

Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE'S VISIT TO…

TREGYNON.

LLANDYSSIL.

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SPECIAL ELECTION FEATURES.

FORWARD,

IS THE BALLOT SECRET ?

The County Election.

SEEN AND HEARD.