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r "RAMBLER" AT BERRIEW. My name is Rambler, and as it would im&cato I am fond of rambling; that is to say when it is fine weather. When it comes to a weary tramp of several miles in a pitiless rain, without a gamp, I en* tertuin a fierce dislike to expeditions into the cout try. Although I forcibly pointed this out to Mr EDITOR he was inexorable, and with a sorrowful oono* tena,.ce and moist skin, I commenced my pilgrimage to Berriew, at which village was to be held a Tory demonstration. I had not procee4ied far before I ob- served a bedrabbied-looking wretch in front of me, and who turned out to be a fellow scribe. Journalists are passionately fond of giving advice, butfclow in putting it into practice. I mentioned that [ was rapidly getting drenched, when my com- panion suggested that I should take off my wearing apparel and carry it along the road in a bundle to keep it dry, but as I was uncertain as to what atti- tude the parishioners of Berriew might adopt towards natural beauty I refrained. Ultimately we arrived at Berriew in a half soaked condition and. made our way to the Lion Hotel, and while tea was in course of preparation we toasted our clothes and each other before a cheerful fire. At seven o'clock by the aid of the lamps I found myself in the Assembly Rooms, where had gathered a fair audience. Colouel HARRISON presided and opened the ball. Taere is certainly about the speech ot the gallant Colonel a tone of conciliotion and tol- eration towards his opponents, and I was pleased to observe that he recount ed that Liberals weie neither fools ortraducers, nor Dissenteri heretics and thieves. Certain politicians should remember this lesson when they feel inclmed to be carried away by excessive ardour. Colonel HAKRISON seemed to think that non-payment of Sir PRYCE-JONES s costs in elec- tion petition will have an ill-effect upon the Liberal mind. So muca the woree lor the Radical parcy, and at the prospect ot gain he should rejoice instead of deplore. Of course reference was made to the rumour concerning tie probability of Mr GLADSTONE con. testing the cdnnty, in case Mr STUART RENDBL is removed to that "haven of rest"—the Houae of Lords. He also mentioned th possibility of Mr HUMPHREYS OwjEN as a candidate, and a gentleman whom they all respected. Captain JOHNES does not respect the CHAIRMAN of the County Council, but as he possesses not only the respect but the affection- of almost everyone within the borders-of the county, he will not be irreparably ruined by the loss of Captain JOHNES' good opinion. The CAPTAIN- however, be can remain on the gridiron until I haY* criticised Col. HARRISON'S speech. The CHAIRMAN frankly admitted that Nonconfor- mists were not striving for Disestablishment and Disendowment for the sake of enriching their awn ciuse, and he appealed to them not to seek to cri I& the efforts of their sister church. It used to btf Mother Church." I am glad she is climbing ttfp the gwnealogical tree. The Church has been down quite long enough, and will be all the better for having the musty associations dispelled by irfc'h-air, aud becoming impregnated with i.ew life. Mr RoBERT WYNN, the Unionist candidate, has one good point—he is commeudably brief. After bv has said all he knows he sits dowa. Like another gentleman, his strength ius in his silence, but as for legislative ability or state-manlike capacity, he in as completely void as a ga nea-pig is of a tail. The aietreised farmer should lift up him head and be tnankful, since there has come into the fiild an ajnri- cuitural candidate in the person of Mr WTSBW. Whether sleeping or waking, eating or drinkiBCr speaking or thinking, this is to be the one toplo which shall absorb ilis attention. Hearing such a declaration, I pricked up ears, anticipating to how a new creed frum a rew disciple. Instead, I was informed that Mr GLADSTONE, EX* oept devoting one iine in the QUEEN'S Speech to the agricultural depression, had done absolutely nothing, wnich profound statement was followed with aa in- telligent disquisition about every horse owned by the farmer paying 19s 6i to the highway rate. I have copy of the QUEEN'S Speech before me, and the re- ference to agriculture extends over seven lines. My cutting is from the Du*ly Sews. If Mr WYNN gained his information from that journal, which is liko Ca&sar's wife, the Times, the error is eaailjr explained. To an ordinary roii d like mine t-lw problem about 198 6d and horses is still an enigma. I fancy that Mr WYNN, in view of the hope ot attain* ment of his lond hopes and ambitions, would scarcely deem it prudent to say that the Welsh IAwmd Commission is useless, or to deny that the evidence proves conclusively the need ot the Reform of tbo Land Laws, the Establishment of a Land Court, th. Abolition of the Law of Distress, Fixity of Tenure. Compensation for Improvements, and Repeal of the Game Laws. A Land Commission for England IMV also been appointed. If Mr WYNN is the true agricultural candidate cl that he would have the electorate be.ieve, he cannofe shut out from his sympathies that large class of per- sona who labour on the land. The greatest MOVS- ment ever set on toot for the emancipation of the labourer is the proposal to establish Parish Council.. and Mr WYNN will have to put mora heart and on.- ergy into his support of tba: measure before he ga.1n8 the slightest place in the confidence of the votera. A present he favours it in one b, cath, and in the next he condemns it. Perhaps these incongruities are due to his ignorance as to the provisions of the- Bill. At WeUhpool I heard him say that the character of the Bill was not known, and at Berrie he remarked that it would not altsr the preae arrangements! At least six months have elapsed since Mr Poi brought it before the tiuu,e. 1: Mr WYNN study the measure he would be eniigntened, an were a sincere friend of the labourer he would realise that unless the Parish Councils Bill Ie; the existing arrangements it is of no earthly bene tic to thai ciass it seeks tu aid. It is a legislation entirely for the working man. It at class privilege, and Mr WYN N his no more of wincing the constituency than i have of j over the moon if he intends perigiinatiug the advocating and upholding the ascendancy of tl over the poor. The day when men as individt to be considered is happily gone, and there dawning an era when legislation shall recogni existence of all classes of men. The Unionist candidate appears to possess and antiquatf 1 ,-deas on Home Rule. 1 should thought that the endless discuaaions which 1 taken place on Home Rule, ana which daily come in the Press, he could have got together someth more entertaining th/in the flitnlent and stale art meob used by Cr-lonel SACKDISSON six or set years agj. T h-ive dirh-dup the various leaders, interspersed witu ciioice en., till would have beet. deciderily mjre am:.sing. A« it was I yawned and bemoaned my hare tate, though 1 confess to having faiu ly "saiiled at the exquisite metaphor of the BiU beirer r^ccned ci tr.e vis;< n-»iy waves in ,hich it, was engulf'D." it. i~ int^se ting 10 note Mr WYNN'ST deep c),,c rn le-t oy ^rantii.g H. Rue capital and ,;r,3,iiL woal. il., i'lom I-.eJaiid ua-J tho Britisii labour market be ft with Irish workmen, who wouli reduce the raw- of wage. It is said hat u¡ old workman hearing his master set forth th¡.; JO(Jl.rine :-e m..u cd, Na.y, master, don't ihee tel. ua that, for if thee believed it thos wouldt be the f st to vote for Home Rule." There is a good deal of shrewdness in these words every syllable is rue. So singular a solicitude in tkv welfare of the .v rking-man must, have a cause as acrunge as the eff ->■v.. For the fi st time in the history of the Tory part;, ii is pretendiii/ to betray an anxiety ia the wag?a received by the workers. Hitherto th# latter have bet a looked upon as beings necessary to exist for the rich inan's comfort, and whether they starved, sickened, or died from loathsome diseaet was a matte, which rever entered into the region of their thought. iiii deception is too apparent to M- beliived, and wen- it fictitiousness not easily diaw cerned, it wonid io too good to possibly be true. It needs but a r petitton of the performance which to(-)k place at t, letter part of the meeting to eD- tirely bast wh-er hopes Mr WYNN has of M#- cess. Mr RICHARD LANGFORD created a sensa1p>a* though perhaps l ot in the right direction. "Pootf deluded man, »i< thanks God daily for the House Os 'Lords! and tin audience cheered the sentiment. I AILYLE'S of the world was correct. I had tiie pleasure of being introduced to Mr LAJhJ- FORD, who chatted quite pleasantly until he dis- covered I was a Radical, when he changed hIs lo and bestoweu u on me a pitying gaze, such as ha would give a g,.Itleman from Patagonia, and turnel a. way. If Captain J OllNES was satiefied with hiserfor maiiee, it is LO z me to complain. I render unto age that res¡ .t and sympathy which it demauda, and in like ma. nd I regard his jokes. It is a pit, that the COLON SI. did not put a resolution pledging ti>e meet.ng r ..port Mr V.'YNN, as it would bar# afforded several pressnt an opportunity of shewing ahegianc to STDART RENDEL, who has no cau. I to worry about, 'hø security of his eeatyet. Mr WTKS has only to co: ime speaking a little longer, and the whole consti jency will hail with joy the advent ef. a speaker WI. ia oompeteat to deliver hiBBetf at to political ocatva.




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