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TALYCAFN MART.

THE CARNARYONBOROUGHS.

MR AUSTIN JONES AT CARNARVON.

MR AUSTIN JONES AND THE WORKENGMEisi.

MR AUSTIN JONES AT DEGANWY.

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MAYOR OF CARMARVONS APPEAL.

FLINT BOROUGHS.

GORONWY OWEN'S BIRTH PLACE.…

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and weaker, and Colonial trade would be diverted towards the 'foreigner. He appealed to them to return to power at that election a Government which would see that great policy of Colonial Preference carried into force (cheers). What oould they look back upon in years to oome with greater pride than tho recollection that at & great general election, Hke the pre- sent, they Wl stood by the party which was go- ing to hind the Empire together and cement it on a firmer basis than was ever done before (checrs). Mr A. G. Kaye, Conwav, spoke briefly in Welsh. Mr Austin Jones then replied to a series oif questions which had been handed to him by one of the audience. Mr Jones said the first query was, "If the adoption of Tariff Reform raises the price of food and the cost of living would you support the Government in any measure to in- crease wages pro rata with the cost of living?" To this Mr Jones replied, "I think that Tariff Reform will not raise the cost of living, but will be more likely to decrease it. If a Tariff Reform Government is returned food will go down instead of going up, as it is at present under a Free Trade Government. If such a Bill were to come about. I see no objection to my supporting it" (hear, hear). Asked if he was in favour of taxing imports of food and manufactured goods with the intention of providing work in His country, or for raising revenue, Mr Austin Jones saad, "I don't mind which; I stJouJdlika to do both." The next question was, "Which of the taxes imposed by the present Government do you in- tend to remove, and what form of taxation do you propose to institute in lieu of the Mr Austin Jones said, "A duty on imports to get work for our own people, instead of giving it to the foreigner. The licensing duties being paid under the present Government are too heavy. It is vindictive legislation, passed be- cause the Licensing Bill was thrown out. The trade may possibly bo able to :it. but the present taxation is hopelessly unfair. A £40 taxa- tion going up to £250 is out of all proportion. With regard to the Women's Suffrage question, Mr Austin Jones said it wss one of these things which ought to be the subject ca a referendum. Whichever party was returned to power now, neither say that they had a mandate for women's suffrage. In ooncluAion Mr Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman. Councillor James Porter, in seconding, said some of the leaders of the other s'de at Carnarvon said that it was a bad thing to bring out a Con- servative candidate in the Boroughs, and that it was going to be a "sham" fight. They had h^ard their,, candidate speak, and he asked them whether it was going to be a sham fight or not icrxoo of "No, no !") When the polling-day came he wanted the electors of that borough to send xiek an answer to those gentlemen at Carnar- von to say that it was to be a real hard fight, and not a sham 0:11! (cheers). The motion was earned, and the meeting- ter- minated with the singing of the National Anuhem,