HOLIDAY-MAKING. Another August Bank Holiday has come and gone. Happliy it has left nothing but pleasant memories with the majority of us. Notwithstanding the evil forebodings of news- paper weather prophets, the atmospheric con- ditions were, if not absolutely summery, at any rate exceedingly plea-sureable right up till the close of the day, for the light showers experienced in some centres before sunset troubled very few people. The barometer indicated a change for the worse subsequent- ly, but that mattered little to the masses who were "out for the day and oblivious of the morrow" which would see them once more back in the workshop, mill or factory. Sufficient for the day its good characteristics. It is, of course, practically impossible to back up tin statement with reliable figures and facts, but there is every reason to be- lieve that North Wales, the Midlanders' pleasure ground, has never attracted more peoplo than on Monday. Even in rural hamlets, divorcod from most of the amenities of -a health resort, one found isolated com- panies of the invading army; wide arelts of rugged mountain land untrodden by human foot for twelve months were no longer de- serted, whilst tho large and small watering places on the coast found it difficult to accom- modate the many thousands of strangers with- in their gates. The Welshman is nothing if not a good host, however, and there is no caus. to doubt the success of his catering on this occasion. One very gratifying feature of these great popular festivals is the in- creased sobriety and orderliness of the parti- cipants. It is a hopeful and comforting fact that, with one or two exceptions, the police court lists throughout North Wales on Tuesday were absohitely blank so far as eases of holiday drunkenness were concerned. Never- theless there seems to be nothing wanting in the enthusiasm or the honest enjoyment of the modem holiday-making crowd. A-mother pleasing feature of the holiday was its free- dom f. r> tucse fatal and serious moun- taineering and other accidents which too frequently have marred previous holidays; and the Railway Company's employees have also cau.C for self-congratulation in the success which attended their endeavours to -my -n cl o'd th-e ai -of yoiim a entrT^'Cd to their care. Visitors making a prolonged in North Wales will no doubt appreciate +ho tireless efforts made to ensure their cociiort and happiness. To make both possible local authorities spare neither time nor money. 8kc'
PERSONAL. The JS'sL<rtj of Mcrtevia celebrated his birth- day on 3.atu:rCÍkly. <«> He Countess of Powis retarded to Powis Caetie on Saturday mwli improved in health. The Lion. W. Orinsby-Gore, MJ?., is one of a large party entertained by the Duke of Portland at Wc-ib-ck, J'is week. On Monday next Colonel Piatt, C.B., will leave n0,"drti,g for Dundoninoil Lodge, ROSJ- shire, for grouse shooting. 2> Coion^i R. W. W Ml lams-Wynn, Master of the F, ?g ;int ,tr2l Derb' h Ilound, was one of the judgrs ai llx Ludlow Puppy Show, he'd at the C?a,,i ?y -rn, !a.?-t we??Lk. I Mr c'r-vt^r; Jc Marshall, K.C., whose de-a,th took p-'j-fo at Ilerno Bay on Monday. at the age cl 7L wa* a leader of the North Wales Circuit a leading authority on rating. <s* The Duke and Duchess 01 Westminster return to Eaton Iiail at the end of the wook, and a hoiKjfj-j.arrv for the annual polo tournament in the parts won assemble on Monday. C. The marriage of Miss Dorothea Mary Towrs- hend, only daughter of Mr Charles W. Towns- hend, oi the tJoppice, Charlton Kings, and of Trevahn, Denbighshire, to Mr Bcsil AJlcott Bow0 3, only san of the Bishop cf Tbotford, and of Mrs of North Croako, Norfolk, took place at St. Mary's Church, Charlton Kmgr-, GbedtenLarn, to day week. Sir J. P rkh^rd Jones, who was included in the loot hitch of baronets oreated by his Majes- ty, oaue JJ Anglesey last week to spend a holi- day at New borough, his native place, and on Friday evening the inhabitants took the oppor- tiursity of c^re^ng their felicitations to him. A meeting for tJtIf) purpose was held in the Insti- tute Buildki-ps which Sir John built and en- dowed as a gat to the residents of five adjoining parishes,
WILL OF MR LLOYD HUGHES, COEDHELEN. ESTATE VALUED AT £ 116,081. Mr TJ •—1 Wtimefli Georgo Hughes, of Coed Helen, Oarn°..rvcin, who dlied 13th June last, aged ,ft mfate cd the gross value of Ell6,G8l 64 e 13B lad. of which the net personalty has been sworn Sot £ 31, 733 Is 6d. Probate of his will, dfete 5th June, 1906, has been granted to his ooosLn. Mr Warren Edward Evans, of Henblas, Liamg^ifiu ;■ the Rev. C. Bodvel Griffith, of Plas Cae Groes, Lianrwst; Mr EL Lloyd Carter, of Bryn Se.on.fc, Carnarvon.; and Mr H. G. Vincent, of Bronwydrii, Bangor. The testator left all his gold amd silver plate and phLteod articles, old ohma, and family par- traits to devolve as heirlooms with the Good Helen estate, and the balance of his household and personal effccte, horses, carriages, oonsum- able stares. stable and garden stock and pro- duce to his browner, Mr Tre/var Charles Hughes. Ho also left £ 1,000 to his butler Edward Bullock, £ 50 to his housemaid! Sarah Roberts, a suit a! mourning to each erf his servants, E300 to George son. of his oansim Robert William Bulkele,y Hughes; a life annuity of E150 to Louisa Timor, a life annuity of L150 to Charlotte Montague Hughes, aiid the residue of his per- sonal estate as to one-half to his brother Trevor Charles Hughes absolutely, and one-half upon trust to accumulate for 21 years or until the death of lea brother, whichever be the shorter period, and then to fooow the devolution of the real estate. He left his real estate (including the Coed Helen Estate, the Trevor Hall Estate, and the Va% Crucis Abbey Estate) to his brothor T raver Charles Hughes for life, with remainder to E<Dwaxd Lloyd Bulkeley Hughes, and; lea heirs in tailj whom failing, to Roger Ivan Hughes and! his hems similarly.
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A REVIEW OF THE SESSION. The Session of Parliament which was ad- journed this week to the Autumn has run a remarkable course. The Government met Parliament, after a General Election which had thinned the uumbers of their supporters, dependent upon a coalition majority and pledged as their firsrt act to pass into law the Budget which had been referred to the judgment of the country. That pledge was not redeemed. The acquiescence of the Irish Nationalists in the Budget had first to be purchased, and in accomplishing this Mr Asquith and his Government reached the depths of political degradation. Mr John Redmond stood forward as the master of the Government, the dictator of the course of business in the House of Commons, and the despot of the country. Resolutions were introduced and passed in the House of Com- mons which would in practice render the Second Chamber powerl-ess to secure that the deliberate will of the people of the country should prevail in matters of the most vital importance, although leaving it power, and indeed encouraging it, to interfere more largely than heretofore in minor affairs. And Mr Asquith was forced to adopt the very course which he had at the beginning of the Session declared that no constitutional states- man would entertain. The Nationalists' support of the Budget was finally secured by his announcement that, in the event of those Resolutions failing of acceptance by the House of Lords, he would demand "guarantees" of the Crown. No Radical, so far as we are aware, contemplated for one moment that this demand was one which could be acceded to by the Crown, as was obvious from the fact that one and all be- lieved that a General Election must forthwith ensue. So the Budget of 1909-10 became law. And it seemed that a great and violent crisis was imminent. But at this moment, in tie pause afforded by the Spring recess, when all men were prepared for a strenuous and momentous struggle of parties in the country, there occurred an event which completely changed the immediate aspect of affairs and has dominated their course ever since. King Edward VII. died; and the country in its sorrow felt more than ever disinclined for violent constitutional changes. Public crpinion promoted and endorsed that Confer- ence between leaders of the two great parties which it is hoped will loea<t to a solution by agreement of the points at issue. As in his life King Edward wrought so successfully for peace with other nations, so by his death may he prove to have averted domestic con- flict. The Session must be written down as re- markably barren in legislative output. The Government announced that they would in- troduce no controversial measures until they had settled their quarrel with the House of Lords. Little in consequence has been done, although the sad event of King Edward's death has necessitated certain legislation— the Accession Declaration Bill, m the hand- ling of which Mr Asquith bungled so unfortunately, and the Civil List Bill which ga Toe the Labour Party the opportunity of displaying a most ungracious pettiness. Apart from these, a hearty welcome will be accorded to the rectification of tenant farmersr' hardships under the Small Holdings Act, for which Unionists have pressed throughout. Nor must a word of praise be omitted for the useful and unostentatious work of those private members whose labours have been devoted to a consolidation of the Licensing Laws. This year's Budget state- ment attracted little attention, there being no alteration of taxation proposed. The most E'emarkatble' features were the low rate of the Sinking Fund for repayment of debt, the retention of the crushing spirit duties, and Mr George's clever fooling of the local authorities out of their share of the land duties. But the Finance Bill is postponed to the Autumn, in spite of all last year's talk of fin.ancial chaos, in order that the Nation- alists may be allowed to retain a grip on the throat of the Government in case the conference on the constitutional question should lead to proposals not meeting with their august approval. The Navy Estimates, which last year provoked so keen a con- troversy, showed a great increase, although little money is provided for the new pro- gramme, which, by its size, entirely justifies Unionist protests of last year. It is clear that further large amounts must be found in the next few vears. The debate on the Woman's Franchise Bill saw a majority vote in its favour, a result which was counter- balanced by the readiness with which mem- bers voted for the Government's proposal to shelve it. The serious tone of the debate was a welcome change from that which has prevailed on former occasions on which the subject had been discussed. Another debate erf special interest was initiated by Mr Bal- four, whose ascendency in the Housi of fJommons becomes more pronounced every Session, when he took the opportunity to press forward the case for Imperial Preference in view of next year's Conference. Finally, Mr Montagu, in introducing the Indian Budget, administered a necessary and severe rebuke o those members of the Radical and Labour Parties who devote their energies to making the task of Imperial administration as diffi- cult as possible, thus following up the stern comments of Sir Edward Grey in respect of Egypt. Fortunately the number of these pestilent persons in the House of Commons was considerably reduced at the last General Election; but their presence among the recognised supporters of a Radical Govern- ment must always prove detrimental to this country.
WELSH BARDS IN PARIS. ANCiENT BRITON FESTIVITIES. Fifty Welsh bards on Monday took part in. Paris in the^annual ancient Briton festivi- ties there. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff and the Arch Druid delivered eloquent speeches inspired with Celtic patriotism. The pro- cession and various ceremonies were an im- mense success.
The pu-rchaser of Plas NewyiTd. formerly the residence of the Ladies of Llangollen, is Mr T. Wilson, of Riseholm HaU. Lincoln, a master of hounds and a big game hunter. General William Munnimgs Lees, of tihe Indian Army, and formerly of the 23rdi Royal Welslh Fusiliers, died at his residence, 97, Suther- land Avenue, Londbn. on Friday, at the age of 81. The King hekl a meeting of the Privy Council at Marlborough Hou- an Tuesday afternoon. The meeting was held) for the transaction of business in view of the eaziy departure of the Court for Scotland
DENBIGHSHIRE EDUCATION MUDDLE. COLWYN BAY AND ABERGELE SCHOOLS. THE POSITION EXPLAINED. (From a Correspondent.) It is difficult to obtain precise information of tho educational situation in Denbighshire. The policy of secrecy is carried to such a length by those responsible for the administration of the educational affairs of the county, that the pub- lic at large seem to know but little of what is going on behind the scenes. Even at tho meet- ing of the Cohvyn Bay and Abergelo District Education Authority held last Wednesday, where a question of the most vital importance was un- der discussion, a strenuous attempt was made to exclude the Press. After making careful in- ie 'n? ui?: s I Lo the whole situatlon, I am not alto- q gether surprised to find that the educational leaders in the county are not particularly anxious to have the light of publicity thrown upon their actions. B3- pic-ci-,i,- to,etLer tic ini orriation I '?lt?e been able sliplili,,d fro m re,able SOLirces, I to construct the story of the events which have led up to the present position. A GLIMPSE BACKWARDS. After the pessing of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act of 1889, it became necessary to establish an intermediate school in the western corner of Denbighshire. The late Mr Thomas Gee and Mr J. E. Powell, the present chairman c," t?lie Education mrnit- 1 Co tee, did all in their power to persuade Colwyn B? ,Ly to undertake the respons'b'h-, es connected q the of suci w'L I a school at that place, and to provide the necessary building site. Colwyn Bay, however, refused to incur any re- sponsibility in the matter, and rather than let the whole district be deprived of the facilities for secondary education Abergele, a much smaller and poorer place, stepped into the breach, and made an application for tie school The neces- sary sanction having been obtained, Abergele County School started in a modest way in tem- porary premises. The new school buildings could not at once be erected, owing to the con dition imposed that the school should in the first instance be given a trial period of five years, m which to justify its existtenco as meeting the needs of the district. It soon became clear that the school was going to prove a"'success, and in 1897 the foundation stones of the new buildings were laid by tho Lite Lady Florentia Hughes of Kinmel and Lady Roberts of Bryngwenallt, the site having been genciously presented by Mr H. R. Hughes of Kinmel, the Lord Lieutenant of Flintsliire. EXTENSION OF ABERGELE COUNTY SCHOOL. The number of pupils at Abergele increased by leaps and bounds, with the result that the ori ginal buildings, which were designed to accom modate 70 pupils, soon became too small, and, with the sanction of the County Education Com mittee, an expenditure of nearly £ 3000 was in curred in extending these school premises to meet the needs of the increasing number of pupils from Colwyn Bay. Though the train fares of a largo number of Co!wyn Bay children were being paid by the Governors of Abergelo County School, Colwyn Bay gave practically ro assistance in raising the amouni necessary to provide accommodation for Colwyn Bay children. THE PENALTY OF SUCCESS. The school at Aèergele continued to increase in popularity, and its recent successes have been very marked, and have established for it a posi- tion among the leadirg secondary schools in Wales. Only very lately one of its pupils, after gaining a major scholarship of £100 a year at Trinity College, Cambridge, was placed in the first division in both parts "of the history tripos. Its pupils have also gained scholarships at Ox- ford and the Welsh University Colleges. During the last few years old pupils of the school have figured in the degree lists of several of the British Universities, no less than four of this year's graduates of the University of Wales being old Abergeiians. The school has also en- deared itself to patriotic Welshmen by the pro- minent part it has played in fostering Welsh studies and sentiment. It is practically the only school in the county in which the Welsh lan- guage, history and literature have all along formed a prominent part of tfio curriculum, Its worth in connection with the Welsh drama r.TId archaeological studies is also well-known. The penalty of all this success is threatened extinc- tion a proposal to exterminate it by establish- in.- 't*on County School at Colw?n Bay. an opposi I COLWYN BAY HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. As a first step to cripple the school which their own neglect had caused to be built at Abergele, the educational leaders at Colwyn Bay established a higher elementary school, where children might be educated up to the age of L'i. They then gradually fell into the practice of keeping pupils at this school until the ages of 18 and 19, in order, if possible, to starve the Aber- gele County School. The next step was to make it known in the district that the school at Col- wyn Buy was a secondary school in all but name, and some of the most activo agitators in the conspiracy have even gone so far as to publicly announce that the Board of Education "winked" at their methods to secure a secondary school in opposition to the County School at Abergele. Mr Alfred T. Davics, the permanent secretary of the Welsh Deputment of the Board of Edu- cation, naturally intervened at this stage, the result being tho bomb-shell which fell into Col- wyn Bay camp last week in the form of an offi- cial communication that no scholar who is over 15 on the 1st of August, 1910, will be allowed fo attend the school during the coming school year. That is to say, as a result of the illegal practice followed by the Colwyn Bay Local Edu- cation Authority, the 50 or 60 pupils over 15 years of age now in attendance at the Higher Elementary School, will be penalised by having to abandon their scholastic career, or they will have to proceed to the Secondary School at Aber- gele, where they should have been all along. The latter course will not involve any hardship, as their train fares will be paid by the Abergelo Governors, and the train journey only occupies ten minutes. COUNTY AUTHORITIES TO BLAME. For nearly three years the Joint Education Committee of the county constituted under the Act of 1889, have been engaged in revising the intermediate education scheme of the county. The local governing bodies of the intermediate schools, in other words, those most vitally affect- ed by any proposed changes, have had no glimpse of the scheme, which will be laid before the County Council for approval on the 12th of this month. The result of three years' delibera- tion is the proposal to establish another inter- mediate school in a county where several of tho existing schools are either heavily in debt or where they find the greatest difficulty in making both ends meet. This new school is to be estab- lished in a district where the existing County School has accommodation for 200 pupils, which is more than sufficient, taking into account the fact that the total population of that district is about 20,000. Another suggestion emanating from these tedious deliberations is that an agri- cultural school should be established in a seaside resort, where there is not the slightest demand for it. The Organiser of Education for tie county states that up to a year ago ho was strongly opposed to the establishment of another county intermediate school During the year in question the circumstances have in no way changed. The Organiser candidly confesses that he is not allowed to have a mind of his own in this matter, nor to reply to questions which might be put to him by the Local Education Authority of the district concerned. "Tne Chairman of tho Higher Education Committee of the county has to'd me to go to a certain length in reference to the question, and no fur- ther, and I mast act according to his instruo tions," was the substance of his remark at a meeting of the Colwyn Bay and District Educa- tion Authority last week The county authori ties are still more to blame for sanctioning the expenditure of E3000 upon the Abergele Comity School when they knew that the scheme they had in mind would make that expenditure ro much wanton waste of public money-
It was amnounced, by tlw Mayor of Monmouth on Tuesday that a marhTe monument in memory of tho Hon. C. S. Rolls is to be erected in tOO town at a cost of 21000, to be raised! by pnbIW subscription. Mr Holla was bom near Mon- mouth. The Auld) Brig of Ayr, after beingi two years in the hancfe of the Preservation Committee, was reopened by Lord Rosebery on Friday in l tihe presence of representatives of numerous Burns clubs and) an immense crowd of other r ttpeotaftoct.
WELSH DIVISION TERRI- TORIALS. OPERATIONS IN CAMP. Ons Frkllay, the operations of tho Welsh divi- sion included an attack upon a position/by the North Wales men, under Colonel Dunn, con- sisting- of four battalions of Fa-aliers, a battery of FOCzldl Artillery, a section of Field Engineers, a pontoon soctoni, and telegraph company. The defending force was under Colonel Recs, of Swansea, and waa inado up of the 6th Welsh tnd (half a battery. The attacking force was divided' into two col- umna Tho Eastern column was sent straight over the hills with the object of making a frontal attack. Two companies, with the pon- MD(?-- a le" t i-ii, CIO lon of in ?Z NN'hlio tLe y,10re directing their fine in this direction, two batialioas of Fusiliers moved round by Loves- grove, cros^ng the Rlicidlei River, and, by skil- ful movements managed to outflank the defend- ing force, which at cease fine was completely siur rounded'. W:bi\ fording tha river Captain Kington, D.S.O., and' two men were swept cif their feet. One of the man reached a small island, from where he was n-soued by Major EaA and six men wading with linked) hands) into the stream. On Thursday night two men of the Brcccns from Talgarth were riding1 home akmg the road to camp, both mounted on a motor cycle, when, passing through Llanbadarn viJ. lage, Lli?, y n-iisgcd the LfL-id.?e o-vcr Lb-o and feC, o-3r mbo the brook Ivor Wil-bailis badly injured and received oorncussion of the brain. Edrmrndl Evaru; was also badly hurt. They wore taken, 'to the Aberystwyth Inlirniqry, and Williams was detained. PRESENTATION OF COLOURS. The ceremony of presenting colours to the 4th Battalion of the Welsh (T) Regiment took place at Aberystwyth on Saturday, in the presence of thousands of spectators. Headed by their bands tfoo whole of the infantry battalions of the division marched in from their camp with colours flying. The scene at the hour fixed for the arrival of General Sir James Hilles Johnes, V.C., and Lady Joh-ncs, who made the presentation of the colou to the regiment, of which the Indian voter an is the honorary colonel, was particularly fink- ing. Boy scouts were given the place of honour near the presentation platform, and the grounds were lined by gunners- Several clergymen, with Canon Bowen, chaplain of the 4th Welsh, and accompanied by Rev. T. Roberts, pastor of Shiloh C.M. Chapel, officiated at the consecration of the colours. Sir James Hillcs-Johnes addressed the officers and men. Then followed a march past of the whole of the battalions. After- wards the Mayor (Alderman E, P. Wy and the Corporation entertained a number of the officers and landowners to luncheon.
REV. T. C. WILLIAMS'S IMPRESSIONS OF THE CAMP. "SPIRIT OF DISCIPLINE AND COMRADESHIP. The Rov. T. Charles Williams, M.A., aI Bridge, who, as chaplain, has been. in attendarioo at tho great Territorial camp at Aberystwyth, has furnished a newspaper cor- respondent with the following' impressions of what he saw there;- Mr Williams, ait the outset, said:—"I T-"g"X! Jt as a groat privilege to have been in this carrp, where, for the first time, the whole Welsh army division is concentrated in one place. Thi% I understand', was an idea of General Lloyd's, who is in ccarranfund of the d'ivi si0n, and realisation must havo been particularly g rau- fying to him. The general attended! the chinch parade ooi Sunday morning, and was mosts cordial in his appreciation' of what he saw. Ho seems to bo the very embodiment of polished) I)ravery-a typical aoklier of the pluck and re- fined typo." It was unfortunate, remarked the ooverd chaplain, that the weather was no't very favour- able for a Sunday morning full parade rjervice. A clergyman of the Established Church andl a Nonconformist minister were a bio to taido charge of the service without any grave mis- understanding. A lid1 why should: it not be so? To spwak to some 3000 young man was a glorious thing, and he wished he ocuw, have told fcnoja more of what was in 'his mindi. Major Jones-Robert", was decorated for his long service. The regimental goats, said Mr Williams, were present, aDd appeared to be as dignified as any officer. The discipline which, the young men got was IRTI itseikf of the grea test vaiue, and he oonfeased, though be was veJl aware that he could' not carry all hie brethren with nirn, he was heart aihdl soul in this camp work. The behaviour of the men greatly was very impressive. Many of them were intensely Welsh. It was true, remarked! the reve:'lillIÙ: gentleman, that a hundredl young fellows giveu to drink and gambling ocAild bring the y.:noLo brigade into dasreporte; -but he (Mr Williams) had his doubts whether 15,000 undergradiua'tes would have behaved! better. The Y.M.C.A-, whooe tents he often visited, was doing excellent oovice by providing writing and1 refreshment rooms for tho men and arrang- ing evening esntertainmeinsts. He was glad, ako, to find that the hospital' arrangements wore wiedl looked after. The generaL said Mr Williams, is a Piart whom nothing seems to escape, and he could detect a lost button from, a private's coat in a "march post," and for the benefit of the marry thousands under his command nothing1 was likely to be forgotten It seemed to Mr Williams "that the spirit of discipline and comradeship was more evident in the camp than the spirit of war." Those who know most about war love it least, and he did not think that a warlike spirit could bo the re- sult of the raising of this home army. Courtesy and kindneea appeared to be the order of the day. It was reported of General Lloyd "that he suffered so much from a terrible wound he received in the South African War that he haa made up his mind that be will never again shoot any living thing." Mr Williams said that he feilt the deepest obligation to the colonel and' officers of lias own battalion for their kindness. An invitation, he said, to cli-Tio with the general carno to him, un- fortunately, at the saime time as a summons home to a dhuroh meeting. "Lot it be," said! Mr Williaans, "counted to me for righteousness that I left for the church meeting. So I am not yet," added Mr WAiiams with a laugh, "quibe lost to the cause of international peaoa." G FAIR AT KINMEL
The Garden Fair at Kinmel Park, which i is to take place on Wednesday, August 10th, under the management of the Misses Hughes, promises to be a very enjoyable affair. The private grounds, at present in great beauty, will be open to the public, while those who secure tickets for the concert, in the Ballroom, will have the additional privilege of inspecting the interior of the mansion, which is well worth a visit. The concert itself is likely to be a treat to all lovers of music. A distinguished pro- fessional lady pianisu (Miss Ellinor Lloyd), besidea several well-known amateurs, includ- -iss Mesham, and MTo in- Miss C-harlton, N Gregson Ellis, And recitations from Lady Mary Pepys, will provide an attractive pro- gramme. Given fine weather, the entertain- ment ought to be a great success, and it is to bo hoped that a considerable sum may be realised. The entire proceeds will be handed over to the North Wales Branch of the Waifs and Strays Soc' t a charity deserving of the s-up- port of aUlew T'?? have the welfare -of poor chil- dren at heart. In conclusion, we must not omit to mo- tion that one of the most attractive features of the "Fete" will be the orchestra of IIerr P. Kohl, which will play at intervals during the afternoon.
THE CHURCHES. The Rev. Hugh Davies, DJD., well-known as a Welah preacher in the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valleys, was fatally injured while leaving a moving train at Allentown, Pennsyl- vania, U .B. on July 4th. Dr. Davies, who was a son of the late Mr W. Davies, Pen- Gwiern Mill, Llangollen, went to the United States some 30 years ago. The Rev. R. A. Thomas, who has been ap- pointed Principal of Chester Training Gol- lege, is a eon of the late Mr Owen Thomas, at one time master of Bagillt National School One brother, the Rev. D. J. Tho- mas, is principal of the Home and Colonial Training College in London, and another, the Rev, 0. JL. Thomas, is vicar of Fordeiv.
PLAIN TALKS ON TARIFF REFORM. THE RIGHT TO WORK. (BY S. SKELHORN.) The "right to work" is based upon, a just ,? -t to hvo im-Dlies the r'ht claim 'occau,e t'he rigi, to work, and for tho immense, majority of people the only means of honest living is labour. But the abstract right to db anything is worth very little without the practical opportunity. Here TO see the diffoneinoo between "Free Trade" and Tariff Reform. Free Trade says, "Yes, the worker Œ-la.s a rIZrt ro work," but it leaves him exposed to the full fury of unfair competition which rodaccs his chance of obtaining work. They might just as well av ?h,t -has -?,110 light t<) cat a?na tl,.e-1 .v'th- I a ilian hold food from him. The Tariff Reformer is more practical. He not only admits the abstract right, but he advocates a policy that cmai.es employment and) secures it when created. What is tho use of going to a mimber of unemp'oyod and: telling 'them a.bout th right to work ? It is only taunting them in their misery. What they want is not the right, but the means of using it; in other worcfis, what they want is work. There is no more paiihetie sight in tho world than the strong willing worker unable to End employment. If unemployment is only tempo- rary it may mcan misery for years, for f there is no work, are no wages, and no wagocs means—debt. Debt hangs Lko a millstone round the neck of the temporarily unemployed. If unemployment lasts chair case is far worse. As AL, Bad-our,-L-,as said, "Tho workman, sinks from a better lodging to a less good lodging, from a less good lodging to a. bad) lodging; then he gradually sellrf one piece of furmt-uie, one article A clothing, one small luxury after another; amil finally, if ffio process be carried sufficiently f aa-, he is reduced) to the) condition of a pauper, dependent upon poor relief for keeping body "Lth a-m, SOUI t-Dglet-1'4Br, --nd -W. fatnily life shattc,?-r- ed andi broken up." Such is the fate of many a British working man under "Free Trade." It givesi hinn the "right to work" and then slowly tortuaies him to death. All sober- minded peoplo who have the welfare of the workers1 at heart have come to see that this pro- blem of unemployment is our most serious social evil, and it is just this that makes Tariff Reform so vital and urgent. No other solution is possible. QUACK REMEDIES. Charity will not solve it. About J510,000,000 in charity in Ion(lon al?me eve-y yeax, is it clo?w praktically nothing to I"sen udem- pkymenit. Giving money for no work is in some oases likely to foster idleness, and in oil-or eases to increase unemployment. If you "demy" yourself something, and give the racncy instead to a man out of work, you injure i o ih "the maker and the seller of what you would otherwise have bought Besides, charity uniike mercy, is twice cursed; it is adA to de- grade both b im who gives and him who takes. It impossiblo to solve the problem, di unem- ployment by taking a living from one mail and givbig it to another, and yet this, wtcn you reileet, is all that neither the Socialist or tho "Free Trader" proposes to do. iocial.ist adN-4Dcat?e. rcl?ef wo-rk -%viii I ,fi ?abour,c I ()rczat7n,iTi, ait* ?-ia?l for I b, cur, to bo profitable, must be the outcome of a natural demand'. The. Labour Exchange "ro- medy" is little better. The Labour Exchange does not create any new industries; it si.m.ply transfers the unemployed! from one district where no ,k is to bo llwd, to another district, wljere it happens to to wanted. But merely moving the unetiiployed from one part of tine country to another does nothing to increase tho total volume of employment. In fact, it may wk,-es by suddenly cape?- ang workers to the oompeotiticn of a body of uai- ski lled new arrivals. Tariff Reform is the only effective solution, bemuse it goes to the root of the matter. Tho cariao of unemployment is want of work, and tho euro is employment. Tariff Reform will effect this cure by increasing the markets for British producers. It is a policy based not only otn abstract theories and righte bu't upon the established success of other COUJl where tlio policy of Tariff Reform has been put in practice anj has created and increased employment for tho people.
RECOlD HOLIDAY CROWD AT COLWYN BAY. 12,000 TRAIN PASSENGERS IN TWO DAYS. "I have been with my present employer for over sixteen years, and we have sold tremendou-s- ly more bread during this week-end than we have done at any other week-end in that time." It 's d*ffi,,tilt ?lo -'v a correct estini-,tte of the nuyi- e7, 3 b of visitor-3 entering (?alwyn Bay for tlio great August holiday, but that observation of a well-known baker's foreman indicates the way things went in the town. Moreover, evidence .;ii tant-ially confirming the statement is stip- p?) ed by the Statior)master (Mr C. H. Noble) who rei)o-,Is that "12,000 visitors came in by train on Frfday and Saturday—a record." In. addition to that formidable host must,of course,bo men- tioned the many hundreds who came by motor cai- motor and other cycles, etc. It would be no exaggeration to say that the town's normal population of 15,000 odd was at least doubled. The natural result was that on Monday, when some thousands of excursionists also appeared, streets, promenade, foreshore, Woods, and the rural walks presented a scene of extraordinary animation. Indeed, the churches on Sunday were quite inadequate to accommodate all would- be worshippers at certain services, and the noon parade on the promenade was a striking spec- tacle. All places of entertainment have been and are doing record business, for the Pavilion, no lees than the Arcadia and Bohemia, is attracting ex- cellent "houses." Messrs Frere and Pryce Davis at tho Arcadia, and Mr Reynolds at Bo- hemia, have been quite ■ unable to provide seat- ing accommodation for their patrons, and the new troupe of entertainers at the Old Colwyn end of the Promenade have made a very auspi- cious start. The boats have not been doing so well as they would have done had there been less wind and fewer showers. The coaches have been splendidly patronised, full complements being taken on practically all their tours. The trams to and from Llandudno were crowded daily. Notwithstanding all the crowds and the un- usual demand upon entertainers and caterers of all descriptions, not a single case of serious ac- cident is reported.
THE HOLIDAY TRAIN SERVICE. NON-STOP RUN FROM BIRMINGHAM TO RHYL. The distinction of despatching the biggest volley of express trains from London in a day is usually a close thing between the Great Western and North-Western Companies. When the holiday season is in full swing, e.g., from mid-July to mid-September, there will be forty-six advertised departures from Eus- tooi, forty-five from Paddington, and about thirty apiece from St. Pancras, Waterloo, King's Cross, and Liverpool-street. However, a better idea of the extraordinary activity loontainoo in the summer time table will be furnished by an analysis of a route which at- tracts pleasure seekers from all quarters. The North-Western line betweesn Chester and Bangor. studded with delightful coast re- sorts, bears away the palm with about 120 trains to and fro. Every big town in the Midlands possesses a self-contained express service to Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, etc. Throe trains make non-stop runs for more than 200 miles, vix., Paddington to Plymouth, 225 miles, in 4hrs. 7min., by the "Cornish Rivi-era" express, which, notwithstanding that it is described as "limited," is frequently run in two or three portions, whilst the holi- day rash is on; St. Pancras to Shipley, 206t miles, in 4hrs. 5min., by the summer "Fly- ing Scotsman," starting at 11.50 a.m. and (thiB ran first on July 16th), Euston to Rhyl, 209 miles, in 3hrs. 57min., by the 11.15 a.m., 4 North Wales tourist express, which later in the season has a balancing "up" train, non- stop, from Rhyl to Walleeden. It may be added that the North-Western Company has found the legend "Euston to the seaside with- out a stop," such a draw that similar facili- ties are to be given at week-ends in August to Birmingham. A crack express will leave the hardware city at 2.50 p.m_ and make Rhyl its first stop—104 miles in two and a quarter h-oure--oontinuing on to Llandudno.
Mr H. Mortimer Green, of the National Lib- rary of Wales, has been appointed) secretary of the South Wales Training College. Carnaarthoa.
SUCCESSRUL BAZAAR AT LLANRWST. LADY ROBERTS PERFORMS THE OPENING CEREMONY. With the object of reducing a debt of JC400 i lo and Ebene.,zer ,lst 'g o-n the Tiburnac c Chapels a highly successful bazaar was hold at the Council Sohoola., Lianrwst, on- Thursday and Friday, being followed on Saturday by a. sale of work. Much hard work had been done by the ladies associated with both churches during tho winter r?-ionths in sewing and pi-el),arin-I for e th sale, and! the packed stalls afforded' ample proof of their industry. The officials were:- Pro.Üc!ents, Mrs W. G. Owen, Metropolitan Bank, and Mrs W. E. Hughes, 4, CajTington Terrace; vioe-presid-etnts. Mrs W. Lloyd Jones, Liverpool House; Mrs Owen Williams, Crown Buildings; treasurer, Alrs h-.i Wd'iam-3, L?'ys Ivor; secretary, lir-9 JC, Griffith Jones, George-street. The Executive Commituco wasi conij;>oead of the Rev. W. Cyn- v.-ydi Williams (chairman), Mr JoJui Berry, sen., (treasurer), Messrs W. G. Owen and L. M. Hughes (secretaries), Messrs Owen Williams, John Williams, W. Lloyd Jones, Samuel Parry, R. Maddock, Arthur Williams, John Owen Jomies, Wm. Davies, W. E. Hughes, Ed. Harker, D. O. Jone-, and Wm. Roberts. The staliliiolders were:— No. I, Fancy Stall: President, Mrs W. G. Owen vice-presidents, Mrs Wm. Hughes, Brit- tamia Stores; Mrs Lloyd, Cae'r Graig; secretary d l?., so tud.la -SWrk?? an?CL, ?li-i ldo- Ca?-r Gr-,L* cretary, Miss Williams, Station-terrace; trea surer, Mrs Enos Williams, George-street. No. 2, Fancy Stall: President, Mrs W. E. Hug'hcB; vice-presidents, Mrs Arthur WilUaitis, White Barn, Mrs Frazer, Watlaig-street; secre- ?l.r., G?oo. Saii:slbuu-t,-riack,; trea- t.U, 1 surer, Mrs Owen Williams, Crown Buildings. No. 3, Fancy Stall: Resident, Mra W. Lloyd Jones; vice-prosidanis, Mrs Griffith Jones and Miss Davks, Trewen; secretary, Miss Maggie Hughes, Town Hill; treasurer, Mrs Arthur Harker, Oak View. No. 4, Fancy Stall: President, Mrs Shadracb Owen. Watluig-strect; vioe-presidents, Mrs Owen Vedw View, MJJd) Miss M. J. Roberts, George street; secretary, Miss Prichard, Ash Grove; treasurer, Mrs John Williams, Llys If or. Refreshment Stall: President, Mrs Williams, Station-oarraoo; vice-presidents, Mrs Owen, Haaei Bank, and Mrs Davies, Town Hill; secre- tary, Mrs Ed. Harker, Watlimg-street; treasurer, Mrs Williams, Pant y Carw, assisted by Mra Davies, Trigfa, Mi's Roberts, George-street, Mrs Hughes, Then Meadows; Mrs D. O. Hughes, Ty Plant, Mrs Wynne, Groeeffordd, Mrs D. Roberts. ,ynt-n,oii. M' Jom?oo, Taa y GriLi. Miss Br Parry, George-street. Fruit andJ Flower Stall: President, Mrs D. O. Jones, Aiiedldio; vice-prcssdont, Miss Esther Jones Williams, Feathers Stores; secretary, Miss Mary E. Jones, Gwydyr House; treasurer, Miss Brown, George-street. Entertainments and Side Shows Committee: Alr Wm. Br*tt 'da SWr<?s; 1 a? N-ke--?iairiyiaab iNh, 0. Eu.11ki? ings; treasurer, Mr D. Oswald Davies; secre- taries, Mr Walter Owen. liazol Bank, and Mr Willie Owon. W-ailing-street; Messrs Samuel Pivrry, George Wynne, W. E. Hughes, Rowland Witia-illa, IA. AL Hughes, John Lloyd., Oswald Davies, S. T. Roberts, D. 0. Jones, Ivy Ellis, R. Maddocks, DdL Jones, Arthur Williams Arthur Owen, R. G. Maddocks. Harry Williams, Llewellyn Williams. The entertainments were in charge of Messrs Wm. Hughes, Owen Wil- liams, G. R. Jones, R. H. Williams, D. Parry, Ed. Harker. Millinery competition adjudica- tors!: Miss G. Brown and Miss M. E. Jones. Maisic waa mippi-ed by an instrumental band; vocal items were given by Messrs D. Griffith, Denbigh, amd John Jones, Bron Fedw; selec- tions on the violin by Mr David Davies. The accompanists were Messrs A. Morley Joaies and W. E. Davies. THE OPENING CEREMONY. was performed on the first day by Lady Roberts, Bryngwenallt. The chair was occupied by Mr J. Rogers Jones, C.C., who, in introducing Lady Roberts, said much effort had lyen lrut forward by the two churches to free them from debt, but there still remained! a small stum which/ they were desirous of wip-img" off, and by patronising the bazaar that day tHiey were only helping those who were helping themselves. Lady Roberts, who was tic ally re- ceived, said it gave her mutch pleasure to take part in that interesting function. It was a pl-car sant thing to gaalier together to see the fruits of their labours for the past months, and she hoped the result would be all they could desire. It was for an excellent purpose-. The unit- ing of t'bo two churches into one was a very hopeful sign, and the congregations she hoped would be able to db more in, the future than) in the past, and the good work that had been, ac- complished1 should continue. She understood' that much of their work was in the poorer quar- ters, andi she hop-erl that by their work many would be brought from the tyranny of sin to the light of Christ. It was bad for an indivi- dual to be in debt, -but it was said that it was a, thing for a chapel to be in debt, be- oause it madio them work. She, however, did not believe in doing evil that good may come (applause). She ha.d' great pleasure in declaring the bazaar open. Her Ladyship was then handed' a beautiful bouquet of flowers by little Megan Owen, of tho Metropolitan Bank. A vote of thanks OIl the motion of the Rev. 'W. Cynwydt Williams, d by Mr John Berry, was passed to Lady Roberts, and busi- ness at once proceeded. The second day's proceedings were opened by Miss Gwadys Jones, Graig, Llaniair P.G. The chair being occupied by Mr Herbert Hughes, Elwyxfene. The proceedings having been de- clared open, a hearty vote of thajiks was ac- ccxrded! Miss Jones and the Chairman on the motion of Mr Wm. Davies, seconded by Mr W. G. Owen, chairman
COLWYN BAY NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. NINE BRASS BANDS ENTERED. Mr James Amphlett presided over a meeting of the National Eisteddfod Committee at Col- wyn Bay last evening. It was reported that the following had been appointed as presidents of the various meetings throughout the festival :-Tuesday: Morning meeting, Hon. Laurence A. Brodrick and Major General Sir Ivor Herbert, M.P.; concert, the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph. Wednesday: Morn- ing meeting, Sir J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., and Sir Watkin Wynn; concert, Mr Walter White- head, J.P. Thursday: Mr R. A. Yerburgh, MJ3., and the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, M.P.; concert, Mr Fred. H. Smith, Colwyn Bay. Friday: Sir J. Prichard Jones and the Right Hon. Lord Mostyn; concert, Mr James Amphlett Saturday: Mr D. Gamble, J-P. concert, Dr. Emrys Jones, J.P., Manchester. i LIGHTING THE PAVILION. It was resolved that the pavilion be electrically lighted at a cost not exceeding £ 40. BRASS BAND CONTEST. For the brass band contest it was reported ihat the following bands will compete for the throe prizes of £35, E15, and £10. offered for the best rendering of a selection from Weber:- Winga.tes Temperance Prize Band, Perfection Soap Works Band, Fodens' Motor Wagon Works' Band, Blaina Lancaster Town Band, Ferndale Prize Band, Nantllo Vale Royal Silver Band, IrweU Bank Prize Band, Goodshaw Prize Band, and Gossagos' Soap Works' Prize Band. S DURING EISTEDDFOD WEEK. The Secretary to the Cohvyn Bay Tradesmen's Protection Society (Mr T. IL Morgan) wrote with reference to the committee's suggestion that the shops be closed at 6 p.m. each day throughout eisteddfod week, stating that the As- sociation undertook to use their influence in tho direction of granting special facilities to all as- sistants engaged in eisteddfod choir w)ork, so that they might attend practices and concerts, and they were making an appeal to the Council to declare Wednesday in Eisteddfod week a half holiday from 5 p.m. SATISFACTORY ENTRIES. In answer to Mr Trehearne, the General Sec- retary (Mr T. R. Roberts) said the entries were very satisfactory taken as a whole. In the liter- ary section a record had been established, the entries numbering over 400. Tho only weak spot probably was the chief choral event, but even there what would be lacking in quantity would be made up in quality, for the three choirs were among the best in the country, and the contest would prove one of the keenest ever known in North Wales. There were 30 choirs entered in the five sections, whilst the entries for the brass band were exceptionally good, no less than nine of the best organisations in the whole country having entered.
The living of Ha warden, Tendered vacant by the lamented death of the Rev. Canon H. Drew, has been offered the Rev. W. O. M. Hughes, rector of TarporIV.
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MR ASOUITH ON IMPERIAL RECIPROCITY. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer.) Sir,—Mr Asquitil's speech on Imperial ciprocity, in the House of Commons on Th urs- day, July Zi^x, uit., ^Uamp him as aji apt pupil of bouli jilr Lloyd Gooige and Mr S. G. (JhiozzS Money. He emu'irauxi the former inasmuch aa the trito platitudes about the "food of tha people" were obvious.y addressed—not to tha lioui^e of Commons, but to the worst informed! and least- intelligent electors outside, and. hfl copied the latter in the sontse that all the argtf* menta he used regarding the recent Tariff con- flict between Germany and Canada were aiin-ply, quotations from a recent article in the local, press from the pen of the subtle S.G.C.M. It is amusing—but withal hypocritical—to fin» the Premier -and has coiieaguej always hc-dmS up their hounds in tioiy 'horror anent toxin# food of the people," for apart altogether froiri the fact that £ 10,000,0^0 is raised by taxes ofl> "the food oi the people," by means of the taxeat on tea, coffee, cocoa, etc., it would be wortl* while tasking the Premier to prove that the in* creased income tax and duties impojed III lasfi and this year's Budget are not, iriisofar TUI THEFJ afrect Igrl,.u t.1.11 inll t ta-x,-i 00 'rec "the food of the people." 1 he agricultural lalld- gets his income from the farmer, that fanner gets his income—out of which he has to pay his rent and add other expenses incidental to the management of his farm—out of trie people who buy the foodstuffs which he produces. It is "the food of the people" that is the source of the rent, the income, and the income tax and, death duties, but so long as these two taxes are! not directly imposed thereon, we must, I »uppos^s a.ways put up with the hypocrisy of these peopki who have the impertinence to call their ojjpo*] Dents "food taxers" simply because we want be:) pilace the farmer, in common with all other pr<v ducers in this country, on a fair competdtive- foot- ing with their foreign rivals. The Liberal partg must be allowed to tax "the people's food,' which is produced in this country, up to the nil& so long as it is diono indirectly, but when thø Conservative party suggest that a small duty might, with advantage, be placed on the foreign food entering our markets, that is an unheard' of cruelty to the poor. How 10ng will t.hjØ hypocrisy last? Then, how does the Government's much vauntk?d D,-volopment Act sl,*uad In 31.at,,oji to,, r, Mr A-:quith's arguments ro taxing focdi and materials? Agriculture and forestry are to be- subsidised from the national treasury. What the ccor.omjc difference between a sub id}' 0 this kind' and an "import duty on similar p.rO" The aim of both is the same: encour- a,eTnont c.S 11<?-nie,pro,duction. 'llo coolu' mlo c'G33" iss* srumat,i'.on a,?jr.-ed, at by botn process,-? .-I_m tl?-- f u-Ier omploynx,-nt of Yir peop?e. '11,3 0 4d??erence i, cno pi inc?d?mce- Th-o incid-er-Ic-l-' these -ubs?&,es ir, tbie sara< as in the c&3p- of ail.Y! nioriev -,M, sT-,k-lt nacalt by tjie Goven under our free import- system—it comes out the .pockets of the people d the country, v-h-ore36 th,oi-o ic, overwliT-?ni:pg evid t th6 -enco to sh( th ir,6dk?iic?o of a M?Cd<'IT-aLe iMWi-t dUTty on i-Tni?,or?l-a coma)(-?titivo comm<)d,Lti-es is that a Pa-T-t, -?nd fo' q-uentry the whole, fails upon the foreign porber. The Development Act is simply protection under another name, with the difference tha subsidies mean spending taxes to foster industry* ,,e prol?--et:!m mo?ilis impctvijlg taxes (Yn fcS eig,n imports for tli?-- same purW-e. I_mr lklqw a?,,ra'ti admib.- the b,ric-fits (A c?o!4onial prvieru-nc% but'rii-:ro tho bo?,,c-y of Tariff w?ti-,s. Hi-, ,1410 wcro: "B-ut let tj--a lloqr-e rem,3mbex what tlllg 1-cc-z his t"m to both coiintxie's (C.,&rinanv 'V- a C-?Ln7wdzi.) tl,,o -,oven y-oo.rs in. which. tl)o sur?aa has at the 1.? .1 bu-nc6' and txad?e, at t"he imtyylinxnts t(> tr?.d,?, -IIJ cl?m'lnu?,ion of Yes, ,%etls "0.01- at tl-io-I was infi.?-l' e ki- 9 to (?ax- itec and tbO following table of German exports to Canada be- fore and after the surtax was in force will eh<> that Germany's lors was not anything so 6611 as Mr Asquith would have us believe: GERMAX EXPORTS TO CANADA. 1395 £ 1,300,000 1898 £ 1,160,000 1900 £ 1,740.000 1902 £ 2,180,000 CANADA IMPOSES SURTAX. 1904 £ 1,640.000 190& £ 1,400,000 1906 £ 1.640-000 1909 £ 1.300.000 There ob nothing particuHarly serious ahout figures. 'Tis true there is a considerable once between 1902 and 1909, but 1909 was not good year in wy country. It would have boon more inrtructive, ho ever, if Mr Asquith b.?Ld etudicd the -f tho sLt.rt-ax, cotibined wilh pr+-,fcT?-,n-- UPOL, tile trad;o of G.mat B it, as shovm ril -tin with CanQ4da below: BRITISH EXPORTS TO CANADA. 1892 £ 6-870'^ 1897 £ 5,172,000 PREFERENCE GRANTED. 1899 £ 6'967'°^ 1902 £ 10.345,000 SURTAX IMPOSED ON GERMANY- icyy? £ 17,101,^00 Wil-?? y ,trt we gai-r?, but it w-1113 alot to quc&.o thege fiuxo "Ll_i t 1%,T It is a-ILo instruotivo to Dote that tbcne Vvg all inere,a--ge in the tra<le of CamMa -in th,?, Yc?,- ing Max,21i, 1920. of B24.185,165, a-nd this ,e5nt 25,342,465 more thzn the hi,-be--t fi,-i=o of a?aY' ,p&4 ycar. Mr Asqu*th was oonoc,.d, Can,a?da w' Id not, scnw day, i-p(.o OU our m? t.'b,at ??nada uTOew, Ehe found tht w?--re canipo6ng in hc-r ow-n market, W,I.Cl in? g?l,y iulpo,e prollib-Uro tatiffs UTon the7l" "tlwm the t-ai-iff wah ri?,w inetazitly to "I? height that you wil-I be excJ'u<l,-d, an'd ?a-re temdod to be exdud-c,(L ftcm their mir,kCtS- Bu-t isn't it a paA of t'lle cr?ed that ta,,rss do not exclude? Hav?on't wo -e" a Ini,,)n depict' ,pi,cibure ioucd by ffie FTm T-de U ry in?- John Duu. hu<yya-ntd-y over tariff wa'd'l R?%-m-n't we been tc,!<I, a-d ?,r,, be??,r tc?a, th,%t the con-,mmer zlwaY3 mvi? tax? We zre much obli,ed to Mr Asquith fog akbn?-ttin,g that it iE3 the P-lue- -J- h.s to ,gL,ff,er. Caaada w-ill n<?t P"Y if -?le -iJl so tile good-% a-A alm-da WLII not suffex b-alu all,e W-Ia make the g,)o&; h--l- NN,ill -,Nlr N?s' quilbh pleaae say why he doem't beikvo tJI-Lt an intport dut-.y (?n f<)mi,-n lprio&xts clnteTin?., tilio ,?mintry wiu not have a lilm effmt? Hi3 Last argument is ttiait we rf?qrai,-o ab--p i,od and raw rnateria.L and that T-iff RefOTra wiR hartaicap prod-t-tion and red-doe profit-5 ,ages. We w;ant food aild raw M-ate- i.i?s at roa&-bl-o prio,?s;, but ,v?e wai.,t m,-nt and first. Ag to the I:a,,t i>art f bis argum-ent, cam Mr A--Yiuith Poligit out 1, singlo pa,ute,ct?-ve xm-ntrv whltlre prot,-ction has bee' ,hl?&?,.app,eld amat profits and wagea rd,?04 owing to the eff<,?ot of a protkctiv,3 t&riff? 121'a ir, sirnp?y a C?obd,,n Club platit-udD?--l am, ctc4 SAM. THOMPSON. Late Union.ist Candidate fOg Ruthin. West Denbighshire.
EVENING SCHOOL WORK TN TII LLANRWST DISTRICT. (To the Editor of the "Pioneer.") &ir,-I am informed- an what appears to be robabl,o alutharit th t nu a-an-e-enents bs,'V'o f'or &a -a? been maode OOMIng BMS"M for eeniag sc,%ools in the L6wwst -distn--L Iiia-d' lie-v,a a"t f<),r Lhe IsA t",o o-r thte?e, &wm4ons Litt-"q or ncaii-mg has be4-,u d<)- in the distmctl still less ix, tie taa-u of Jlanrm-.t. I ain given, to understand1 that in the East end the ouuzty. raa,.?mficent Of been orgaziised and tlat tale ewtern P.O.TLOII ;t iw w=?ty 'Ll? f--gim, a-bead sp?-,nd' IV, but appoaxs th-at in the weA-e,3 Iy a,rbd old) thin-k- but little <Yi oclit?n-wn?- ir ca;Li<)n opc?e ),ff Ij.,Ive Wt the cle-e-nt' ti This is a saxi L?tota of affairs,, and truet that SOUND steps will be takerl i=-di-t-1-Y to remedy nl&tters. I vetrture to tlunk t32at "'0 part of the county requires evening schools m ftKan the Lianrwst district. The population going down, and the best brains are drafted h the town, and it would appear that in the 1J11- me&at.e 1-utum t2io ecumtry distticts are tO be mana,red 1.>,y P*?,opl-o -wh<).,)e education and bl-33 pawer are -of an ird,-ri.Gr order. It i,3 no NvOLT'dar tjl,at a. boy In a Sun&y School not man-?- a-Liles fr<ym ilanrvvt, when asked the quesb4c)n fl* betb a wt-,cdr a P"nt fyd<i yn -waigt -fiu Oil haniser p yT yWoL ac bob gyny?d<i-u mwn gw,, bodooth arwwored, lgu hanfon at y ff-xrr wrs!" I bel-:ove that far-minz, to make it P40' du<)tiv-e? ref4ull". as kc-en axid! oulti-at ?d hrailo 1118 < profcl-%Ion. The ??eliool W-?,, of b--r girlr-v. icts is ai>out t' agrioultural &?,tr No yewl diocter dbau that ai the Cduw Ln the Mdu;?rta