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THE U'.HA'lC:; NEWS.

I WALES AND WELSHMEN.

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THE POLITICAL WORLD. It is stated that Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., is to be opposed at the next election not only by a Tory landlord but also by a professed Radical, an Englishman, and the editor of an English local newspaper." Mr William Jones, of Oxford, has intimated his willingness to allow his name to be laid before the Anglesey Liberal Association for selection as a candidate for the next election. Mr Jones is a native of Llangefni, an advanced Radical, and a fluent speaker. It is stated on the highest authority" that Mr Jones's friends are prepared to pay his election expenses. The provisions of the Parish Councils Bill were discussed in somewhat of an alarmist tone at a meeting of the Wrexham Deanery Association. The various speakers emphasised strongly the need of watching the measure in its progress through Parliament and taking every precaution to safeguard the interests of the Church which were supposed to be threatened. The Conservatives in the division of South Glamorganshire, which Mr A. J. Williams, M .P., has represented since ls85, are reported to be in search of a candidate for the next election. Sir Morgan Morgan, who was defeated in the last con- test by a majority of 9is declines to stand again. VI r Robert Forrest (the iiigh Sheriff), Mr Henry Lewis, Major Gaskeil, id .1ajor Lindsay hav- also been approached, b neither has responded to the invitation. It is n >w stated that the Con- servatives contemplate Icing Mr H.M. Stanley. the explorer, lo lea u L: t n what would seem to be from past experience, 1 < ther hopeless conflict A Conference was hei i u Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey to -uss the duty of Chris- tian churches in relati abour disputes. The Dean of Westminster -Ided. The Bishops of Rochester and Ripon others addressed the Conference; and the ge;, il tenour of the speeches was in accordance witli principle laid down in the first resolution, nltltl y that "a standard of decent living for the w rker should be recognised as an essential conditio,- the settlemet of labour disputes." One of th, speakers said that any economic system stoou ademned which by the sheer application of me ly economic law condem- ned large systems of ti p population to a life in which they could not In- • as God meant them to live. Mr S. Smith, M A' uttered some words of warning to the confere e e as to the possible con- sequences of an attem; to fix an artificial stand- ard of wages in the fact of foreign competition. At a meeting of the Colonial Institute, Lord Rosebery said we did not object to see experiments tried in colonies; and we should see a good deal of experimental legislation in this country before long. Experimental municipal legislation had been tried already, and though it was tried at the instigation of electors wli.) preferred being even a little misgoverned by t'emselves to being better governed by other pe.yK; Reference had been made to the selfishness L ie working classes in the colonies in opposin g ■: a: ^ration. While not vindicating that oppo": 6 it was only common sense that if these pe.«;'k •• .eved they would be more comfortable by competition out they would determine to di, A deputation represent i'ag nearly three hundred Liberal and National nbers of Parliament waited upon the Lord .ellor, and urged upon him the necessity of 'iuting as speedily as possible county magi,t without the interfer- ence of lords lieutenant, rhe Lord Chancellor, in reply, dealt in the firnt with the suggestion that it was his duty, wiieu the names of persons for the magistracy w r. ibmitfced to him by a member of Parliam.-ri-. r > apply to the lord lieutenant merely as to legal qualifica ion, and said that had he I that course he would have been guilty of a u breach of duty. The duty and responsibiii y t the appointment of magistrates were his, they must permit him to exercise his judgm'-ns iri the matter. He was not prepared to rely ou the judgment of every member of Parliament h jent in names to him. He had resolved now t..i uring out lists-not necessarily complete—> ff-r as he had been able to go, for a number oi -;)unties; and he hoped that in future the r ^j- ntations of members would take'the form i-i' 1 --uiation and suggestion rather than of indignai and reprobation. The Times publisher the following statement as to the probable pos;t-iir Welsh Disestablish-j ment in the session of L'J1. The present inten- tion of the Governmed vaderstood to be that Welsh Disestablishin • i iil have the third place in the legislative pr-gramme for next Session, the Evicted Tenants Hi11 c^iaiug first, and a short Regist ation Bill sec-on: 1. s hould this anticipation be realised, a vigorous T>r ^esfc may be expected from the < Young Wales p. rty, who claim abso- lute precedence fur tJ;" ru •u.s ire in which they are especially interested. br as the majority of the Welsil membeis c./iieerned no serious objection would be taken to the arringement indicated, assurances h v> been given that the Disestablishment Bill •» be comprehensive in its character and shuii ■ ressed forward at all hazards." The Yorkshire Post,. ij: reference to the same subject, states: In v. ii-informed Gladstonian circles the popular sn.pp ^ition that the Welsh Church Bill will the fust place in the Ministeriel programme lioxt session is without foundation. It is said a bill for the relief of the evicted tenants <i o t • jrt Registration Bill will have precedence t toe Disestablishment measure, and that the £ < r;n t at least will probably be pressed through all -titges before Wales is taken into account. Tin- Yvrelsh Radicals, how- ever, are consoled e reflection that their pet piece of legislation N- be a full Disestablish- ment measure, and n.t i mere Suspensory Bill, like the project ,f iuoreover, they have been promised 1 h:il the question is to be seriously taken in hand, and that the session will not be allowed to close without the bill being placed on the Statute-l-><.k. Those who are acquainted with the .• lii i .ns under which work is done in the li -a • • it' Commons know what degree of weight is he attached to pledges of this character, but tlu-y served for the moment to quieten the W elsh Radicals. What may be the case later on when the impossibility of passing so huge a scheme after two other important measures becomes apparent is 4.uiti:: another matter."

THE POLITICAL WORLD.

D JK E AMI/AND.

DESPERATE STEUGGLK WITH THIEVES…

IN PARLIAMENT.