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IT is reported that. Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones, M.P.. has been elected a member of the Carlton Club. THE Right Hon. Lord Sudeley and party are stay, ing at Lake Vyrnwy Hotel for the shooting season. Canon T. Warren Trevor, vicar of Machynlleth, and Rev. Thomas Edwards, rector of Llanfyllin, have been elected proctors for the diooese of Bangor "THESE LITTLE ONES." IN to-day's issue we report fatal accidents to two little children-one aged three years, and the other one-and-a-half. The former was a, little boy, son of Mr. BENNETT, a French polisher, residing in Stone-street. Newtown. While playing with two companions on Kerry-road, on Saturday week, and in the act of crossing the street he was caught by the Bear's Head 'bus, and sus- tained injuries which, in the course of a few minutes, terminated fatally. The latter was a baby put out to nurse, near Bishop's Castle. While its foster-mother was washing it com- menced playing with a pot of boiling water which upset, and scalded it in sev. ral places. Such remedies as the guardian could think of were applied, but they were very crude, including the application of turpentine to the wounds, and a resort to a local charmer. After lingering for a few days, this little child also succumbed. In both cases death was the result apparently of pure accidents, and the juries found no fault with anyone. THE LLANBRYNMAIR CHAPEL DISPUTE. To-DAY we give further particulars respecting this now notorious dispute, from which it will be seen that Mrs SEYHQUR-DAVI.ES seems quite determined to go on with the action, and assert her legal rights. Messrs WILLIAMS, GITTINS, and TAYLOR, of Newtown, who have charge of the defence, have been served with a writ, and the document is accompani-d by a letter setting forth the position of Mrs DAVIES, in reply to the com- ments which the Welsh Press have made upon her action. These comments are at the present juncture extremely unfortunate, as they render the task of coming to an amicable understanding, which is not at all out of the question, much more difficult than it otherwise would be. If it can possibly be arranged, it would be much better to avoid a fight, which cannot but engender very warm feelings, and may produce injurious results which it will take a long period to efface. THE COUNTY COUNCIL ACTION. IN to-day's issue we publish a lengthy series of correspondence which passed between the County Council of Montgomery and the owners of the Public Rooms, relative to the use of this building for certain county purposes. The points in dis- pute, as our readers are aware, were argued out in the Court of Queen's Bench, and in the Court of Appeal, and on both occasions the Council failed to establish their claim. The mat er has now been finally settled. It is not, as Mr POWELL points out, a desirable thing, as a rule, for litigants to discuss their disputes, after these have been officially determined, in the public press. The present correspondence, however, can hardly be described as of a controversial character. It is published merely with the object as far as we can gather, of putting before the public the points in dispute, and enabling them to judge of the merits of the case, and the attempts to effect a conciliation which were made prior to the trial. HARVEST PROSPECTS. IN another column, a tenant farmer, who is well qualified to speak with authority, details, in the course of an interview with one of our representa- tives, his estimate of the harvest of 1892. His general conclusion is that, although in some cases certain kinds of crops have not turned out so well as might be wished, on the whole there is every reason to anticipate a good average harvest. The strange point in the interview is our informant's contention that although the present harvest is admitted to be satisfactory, the position of the farmer is worse to-day than it has been within the memory of the present generation. This, how- ever will be explained more fully in a second interview which he proposes to give our represen- tative. THE CLERGY DISCIPLINE ACT. THIS Act which raised so much opposition in certain quarters, will come into force next month, and, in view of the grave charges now pending against clergymen of the Established Church, Ily comes into force not a day too soon. The tedious- ness, uncertainty, and expense of ejecting from otice a criminous clerk have been so great as to practically prohibit any attempt to eject him, and to enable numbers of persons, thoroughly unworthy of the sacred office,to retain their livings in defiance of their parishioners and their ecclesiastical superiors. It will now be possible for bishops to deal effectually with such characters, the new mode of procedure being simple, brief, and decisive. The Ecclesiastical Courts may now take account of and officially act upon the decisions of the civil courts. In case of conviction," we are told, by a temporal court the certificate of such con- IC viction is forwarded to the Bishop, who will immediately pronounce sentence of deposition, in his Consistory Court. When there has been no conviction in a temporal court, the Bishop him- self tries the case with, if demanded, five assessors to aid in determining questions of fact." THE DRINK BILL FOR 1891. WITH the view of enabling the public to realize something of the fearful extent of the drink traffic in Great Britain, the National Bulletin publishes the following astounding figures :—One hundred t', 13 11 and forty-one millions two hundred and twenty thousand six hundred and seventy-five sovereigns spent in intoxicating drmks during the year 1891. An increase of nine millions in two years. Its weight in sovereigns-1,106 tons-would load six trains of 35 waggons, 5t ton each waggonload. Its acreage, sovereigns laid edge to edge, 16-1 acres, would cover a road 30 feet wide 4t miles long; or would cover a railway "four-foot" way for a distance of 29i miles. Its length, sovereigns face to face, 131 miles, or make a cable reaching from Belfast to Blackpool. Its time to count without ceasing, Sundays excepted, one sovereign per second, 5t years. Its amount for each letter in the Bible, J339 12s. Its amount per head cf population, £3 14s lOd." Who will not say, after this, that in the presence of the great drink question, every other question is dwarfed, and comparatively of remote importance ? IS THE VOTE DEGRADING TO WOMAN ? The Woman's Herald, referring to a letter which recently appeared in our columns, says :— A lady signing herself Eve," writing to the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor limes, and of a different type from the Welsh ladies gener- ally, says: In my opinion it is degrauirg* to women to go to the polling booth. I went once myself to give a municipal vote, but the feeling of shame I then felt going among a lot of men made me feel it was the first and the last time I would ever vote." Now we once voted municipally too, and came away with the idea that we could have voted for a parliament man quite well. But the cream of "Eve's" letter is yet to be skimmed: I think we can safely leave the voting to the men, for they were made to protect women, and to be put between her and every unpleasantness." Here we must again join issue on every one of these counts. We cannot leave the voting safely to the men. We advise Eve to read up the legislation of 1873 and see if the Acts passed in that year made for woman's safety and security. Our views of what are popularly known as "Women's Rights" are already well-known to our readers. We have always held the absolute equality of men and women in matters of citizen- ship; but many who hold these views wrong!v assume that equality meaus similarity. No amount of legislation can make man aud woman identical there must ever be in the main different spheres of action, and different types of activity if the special gifts of the two sexes are to be properly employed. It is possible, however, to acknowledge, as fully as nature herself doe", this essential differ- ence, and yet, at the same time, to allow perfect justice and equality to prevail as regards che position of both men and women. We have no sympathy with those who would obliterate the distinctions which have grown up and are both natural and proper. Two of the greatest anomalies that can be witnessed is the effeminate man and the masculine woman. The former will rarely fail in earning the contempt of women; while the latter can always rely upon being cordially detested by men. Referring recently to a case in France in which a woman attired as a man got into a hospital, a correspondent of the Telegi-aph says "it is common in the district for robust women to don men's garb in order to obtain remunerative employment as navvies, porters, farm labourers, road menders, or assistants to bricklayers, masons, and builders. It has long been established that the average Frenchwoman of town or country has as great a capacity for work either in counting- houses, shops, fields, or farms as her lord and master has for lolling in the cafes, playing dominoes and smoking cigarettes." MR. JOHN MORLEY OUR FUTURE M.P. THE nominations and objections in the New- castle election are to be received to-day, and the polling takes place on Thursday. The interest in the fate of Ir. JOHN MORLEY is very great throughout the kingdom, but to the electors of Montgomeryshire the event is likely to be one of special moment, if a rumour which was current on Saturday has any truth in it. This rumour states that a private arrangement has been come to, whereby,should Mr JOHN MORLEY be defeated, as is not at all unlikely, Mr STUART RENDEL, the present county member, will be elevated to the peerage, and Mr MORLEY will be invited to take his place as member for this county. Mr MORLE Y, since his declaration to Mr RENDEL from Leeds some years ago in favour of the Liberal party making Disestablishment one of its active objects, has been a consistent friend to the cause Wales has so much at heart, and his appearance in the l'ole of a Welsh Member would be a great distinc- tion to Montgomeryshire, and an additional guarantee of the Church question being dealt with at the earliest possible moment. At the same time this county will much regret to part with Mr STUART RENDEL, who, since he redeemed it from the thraldom of the WYNNS, has been a faithful representative, and has proved an exceptionally effective servant of the general cause of Wales.





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