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CORRESPONDENCE. H.R.-You have a poor chance of getting your money back agaiu, and as for interest-? We cannot give you any other advice, save not to be foolish enough to throw more money away. CHABLKS RUSSELL Jambs (TASMANIA).—Many thanks for your article on the Cape, which we should have been glad to republish, but for the fact that we have quite recently printed several descriptive letters from a Newtown emigrant, now resident there. 9 BERRIEW BREWSTER SESSIONS. To the Editor of Express and Sir,—The Petty Session was held at The Lion, Berriew, on Saturday last, Major Corbett-Winder in the chair, Captain Johnes and A Howell, Esq. the Bitting Magistrates. All the licenses for the district were renewed. I called attention to the County Council's order of restrictions on publicans, and moved a proposition That we, the Publicans of the Berriew Brewster ^essione, repudiate such a resolution psssed by the County CounC1i as an interference with the rights of a respectable body of tradesmen. I should advise the officials of the Petty Sessions to take their meetings from a Public House I was addressing the MrAgistrat-es when the Police Officer told IDe to stop tittking-in my own house The Magistrates refused to convey to the County Council the sentiments of that body of the trade of Licensed Victualers who wish to express through me t,heir disapproval of the Council's action.- Y ont's faithfully, EVAN;D. JARVIS. Lion Hotel, Berriew, Sept. 2nd, 1893 LOVERS AT NEWTOWN. To the Editor of the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Tiroes. Sir,-Since I have been at Newtown I have often been intensely amused by the occurrence of interesting scenes in the streets of Newtown. Never more so than on a recent evpning when an extraordinary episode happened not a hundred miles from St. David s Church. While strollicg along the road I beheld a, loving couple approaching of course, they were both absorbed in themselves,engrossed in admir- ing the splendid qualities of each other, and-I am sure you will forgive me if I seem superfluous-closely woven together by an ingenious arrangement of arms. This dexterity is peculiarly noticeable among the young folks of Newtown. Evidently the sweetest of conversation was passing between the pair, and at frequent intervals the adoring fellow cast lanquishing glances at his Jiauce, the natural result being that a very bewitching countenance met his ardent gaze. Suddenly the attractions of her beau lost hold upon the girl, whose face betokened pleasant recollections on observing another young man. A moment's pause i ensued, an utterance apparently fell from her com- panion unheard or unheeded on her ear, and then with a swift bound and a joyous cry of exclamation, the girl flang her arms around the neck of the second apparition. It is somewhat unneaessary to add that her rightful owner stood utterly aghast at his sweet- heart s inexplicable proceeding, and his astonishment and anger was doubtless considerably intensified on hearing his once darling charm her newly found joy by calling him every endearing name known to her vocabulary, and accompany these flattering ex- pressions with passionate kisses and hugs. Frailty', indeed is thy name woman. There is nothing a man resents so much as an infringement upon his owner- ship (and accompanying .rights) of his sweetheart, and it was not long before the neglected lover found his voice and demanded to know the meaDing of this untoward exhibition of fickleness. The effect on hib sweetheart was to cause her to cling more tenaciously to No. 2, while it was an impossiblity to see space between the two faces. All this, I should think, is very nice and gratifying in secluded nooks or shady places, but demonstrations of affection before an admiring crowd and an outraged lover are apt to cause embarassment, At any rate, the promised bride left her lover at tbe corner, and linked to Jackie s arm she wended her way in a dirsction where there are ample facilities afforded to lovers to engage in the pleasant pastime of making love, having no other company or intruders than the birds and trees^ It was rumoured as an explanation that Jackie was the "first" love, but how the young lady molJified the indignant and offended suscepti- bilities of her second" lover is a, matter upon which I am entirely ignorant.—Yours faithfully AN ÅMUSED SPECTATOR. HAIL, COLUMBIA! HAPPY LAND. To the Editor of the Montgomeryshire Express and Radnor Times, Sir,-In looking through your issue of August 1-t, u >> a *e^er from, a correspondent, "John Bebb, praising the United States of America; I think. in my opinion, he does too much at it. In the first place he says, after thirty-six years of personal experience in this magnificent country I a.m fully prepared to testify that the United States of America is the only country on the face of the earth where the poor and lowly born have an opportunity to rise above the level where fate has placed them. The working class is paid a better compensation for their labour in this country than they are paid in any other country in the world." Now, air, for a pesson to speak as your correspondent does, on the welfare and general prosperity of this count. y, afcer being here so long, a;!d writing of things that hy knows are not true, he is either labouring under a. great mistake, or he is wilfully tryitg to mislead a great number of "old country" men. Why dil he not state the condition of things when he cine here first (1) which, I presume, was somewhere abont 1851; and tea us about labourers havisg to work 8LX,f?eJ\ h,onr* per day for M cents, a dav also, skilled help at one dollar to one dollar and a au irter No, he Bkilfully glides over that period, wn die- tress was so great that this country, inst-ed of becoming the exporter of breadstuffs. was the im- porter. But, looking to the fiist sentence in hi. u I Tu erft he beS'n8 to (five Aiiieric* praise, and about the poor asd iowly born having such oppor- tunities to rise above their level, as the peop4e of no other country have, there he shows a lack of knowledge; for, I trow, that a good number of men in England to-day are—if their history is looked into-men with abundant capital at their demand, when at one time they were at poor as church mice. Bot there are instates of men in ihi. ri*?n from the ranke of tbe poor to the White House ~T bwt for every one that has done so 99 out of every I are doomed as workingmen. As regards compensation for labourers in this ooontry- I think he must be a Protectionist, for only such a* he could boast of men here being above their fllow- men in other countries. Perhaps he is a skilled workman, making something like about four or five doilars a day, if bo, B» wonder that he can give his adopted land great praise. But where be is capable of making so much meoey, there are thousands who are making less than the average labourer in Eng- land and being here so long he ousbt to be able to tell us, that, with a constant stream of emigrants coming to these shores, that tne rate 01 wniras to-day are, considerably lower than they were directly after the war. ow I will take tbe plain calico weavers, in Fall River we have weavers running eight Hnd ten looms, and only making between teven and eight dollars per week; aloo, the best spinners have to be conteut with seven dollars and one half per week. Look at the Union pay of the Engliih spinner," and -z, me contrast or the two r Look at tour loom weavers in the city of Manchester, England, who can make six and seven dollars per week ? What a, contrast to running eight or ten loom¡; Skilled workmen coming hers from any country can command a good price for tbeir labour: but to common labourers, with inteutioM of leaving England's ahores, I would say, are you making five or six dollars per week ? If 80, stay where you are, for on tit average wages are as low here. Now I will take up that part of his argument where he says the American people are better clothed, housed, and iu 1 What do we find in this respect r We find that if th°j are better fed—which I doubt—they pay for it, and pretty dearly, too for if American pro- visions can be bought so cheaply in England, after being exported from this country, does it not sound to common sense that they ought likewise to be cheap hereBut they are u*t. And your corre- Bpondent knows that, if he will explain himself more truthfully Again, we are paying here for :dour-& barrel, of 19o pounds—six dollars -T for a ton of ooal six dollars and a quarter, whieh is the lowest prioe this summer, of 2,000 pounds. How would you Englishmen like that price to-pay for coal r Let me take house rent. In New York State, rente are for a decent house something like about twelve to twenty dollars per moath; in North Adams, where I reside, rents are very high for tbe accommodations, averaging from ten to twenty dollars per month. What would the working people of England think, if rents were so high to them and wages—labourers' p?yrone dollar and a quarter per dayThe matter of clothing is another important sisbjeet to dwell on. If you want a good decent suit of clothes you will pay twenty to thirty doilars for one: aad I know of a person or two in the town wberer l. live who receive one dollar and a half per day who have paid from forty to sixty dollars for a suit. Give me the privilege to earn in England from fime to six dollars per week, and the United Stafea of Amsrioa would not hold me long here and when I say that I voice the opinion of a great many more men who have come from over the water to find gold and silver" lying in the street, but behold they and nothing, but in a. very exceptional way one dollar and a quarter or a dollar and a haJf per day, making seven and a half or nine dollars per week, which is only worth about four dollars and a haif in purchasing power in Eng- land. And now, in conclusion, I hope the people of England, before coming out here, will consider whether it is to their interest or 8010, for we have here poor-yery poor-people, as well as Whitechapel and the East End of London. 1 don't want to appear egotistical, but I think if a man has an income say, from five to six dollars pet week, he is better off in the "Old Country" than here; for All is not gold that glitters. "-I ain, etc., Jto. KNOTT. North Adams, M a; a, U S.A.