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THE POLITICAL WORLD. Mr T. P. Lewis, M.P., is still confined to bis room at his residence, The Cottage, Upper Bangor. A meeting of the Anglesey Liberal Association will be called at an early date to consider the question of selecting a candidate for the county. Addressing his clergy at the meeting of the Diocesan Church Defence Society, held at Bangor the Bishop expressed approval of the principle of the Parish Councils Bill, which he felt sure would do a good deal to b igbten and sweeten the life of the rural inhabitant. Mr H. C. Gardener, M.P., Minister of Agricul- ture, has accepted an invitation of the Oswestry District Liberal and Radical Association to visit Oswestry on November 29, and to be the principal speaker at a meeting held in the evening. It is hop- ed that a conference of farmers and others interest- ed in agriculture will be arranged for earlier in the day, and that Mr Gardener will be able to attend. The Bishop of Bangor, speaking at the Welsh I Bazaar in Manchester, expressed the opinion that Disestablishment and Dis ndowment would not come to pass for many years. The democracies of Scotland, England, and Wales had other legislative measures in view, and his observation led him to believe that the working people of England would make common cause with tLe Church and defend its rights and privileges to the utmost. He de nied that the Church in Wales depended on Eng- lish residents for support, and asserted that in iCarnarvonshire, where nearly every man spoke, Welsh, the Church was stronger than in any other county. He considered the Church the one power to re-unite the Welsh people. Speaking at Belfast the Duke of Devonshire said that there was an absence at present of a strong conviction on the part of the people of Great Britain of the justice and expediency of Home Rule but that if such a conviction were to take possession of a large majority, the action of a unrepresentative and irresponsible body like the House of Lords could form no barrier to it. People in England seemed to forget that the trans fer of power which Home Rule would bring about would be met, in Ulster at all events, by an amount of passive if not active resistance which would render necessary the exercise of powerful moral if not physical force. If the people of England willed that end, they must also will the ineaus, and these means involved a use of fore: which in his opinion, the majority of the people of Eagland were very far from supporting. Mr John Morley, M.P., addressed a crowded Liberal meeting in the Free-trade Hall, Manches- ter, on Wednesday. He asked, What bill for in- creasing popular rights had the House of Lords ever failed to reject ? They were told that the Parish Councils Bill, because it contained proposals for diminishing the powers of the priveleged classes would be treated by the Lords in the same spirit as they had treated all such measures since the great Reform Bill. The Liberal party had, how- ever, stood to their guns all along, qnd intended to stand to them to the end. They would not whittle down their bills because of the t'ireclts of irresponsible men. They knew well that t iere was a hard a laborious struggle before them. They had stood it for eighty-two days, and they were prepared to go on standing it. At any rate, if—which he did not expect-they foundered in the struggle, they would go down standing shoul- der to shoulder on the deck, and they would see whether a representative or a non-representative body should rule this country. Mr Morley, in his Manchester speech, made a gratifying announcement, that agrarian outrages in Ireland during October were less in number than in any month during the past fifteen years. He did not say that in any boastful spirit, nor did he claim that the result was due to the magic of administration, because nature and the elements had helped them undoubtedly with long spells of splendid weather. There must be no belief in the Unionist cant that the Irish did not want the Home Rule Bill. The government were irrevoc- ably committed to the policy of self-government for Ireland. If there WHS any playing tast an<r looee with the Irish question now, there would be a danger of a worst spilt in the Liberal party than in 1886. At the eleventh hour there must be no break in the consummation of that great work, upon wnich so much energy and devotion of brain and heirt had been expended. Whatever small clouds might arise on the horizon, they must not be diverted by them from their purpose. They would pass away, but the union which would be created between the common people of these is. lands, they might depend upon it, would never pass away. Mr Luke Hayden, M.P., Mr William Field, M.P., Mr Patrick O'Brien, and eight others were prosecuted at Frenchpark, Roscommon, for un. lawful assembly and for having attempted to take forcible possession of a farm from which tenants on the De Freyne estate had been evicted. -air Roche, Q.C.. prosecuted on behalf of the Crown, and Mr Harrison watched the interests of the de- fendants. Mr Roche stated that the Crown wert- only concerned in checking violations of law, and it was proposed to do that, not by any summary process, but under the ordinary procedure. Lord n- AA+ UTw Rlatanav. Wftfl the chief U" I: witness under examination, and he gave evidence as to having evicted and re-evicted a family named Barrett from their holding, and to having finally burned the house down. Mr Harrington cross-ex- amined the police witnesses with a view of show- ing that the Barretts, whose house it was alleged, the defendants intended to rebuild, had not been legally put out of their holding, and that conseq- uently no illegal act had been committed in re- building. The District Inspector said in his evidence that on approaching the house of Moran he asked Mr Blakeney, the agent, whether he was going to throw it down." He did so because he had instructions not to afford protection when houses were being levelled, but mereiy to prevent disturbance.





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