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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD. I

THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS

Mr Chamberrlain at Birmingham.

THE CLUB NUISANCE AT SWANSEA.

ALLEGED WOUNDING AT BRIDGEND.

SHOCKING OCCURRENCE AT I NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.

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-MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S SPEECH.

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MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S SPEECH. To-day's Times, commenting on Mr Chamber. lain's speech, says The subjeet of a con- ference of the powers on Egyptian affairs has been revived, and according to a rumour which has some credence among well-informed popple, Prince Bismarck intends to propose that it shall be held at Paris. It can be hardly necessary to point out that such a conference can have no authority except as representing the concert of Europe, and thatrlf ibis country refuses to enter into unprofitable and etnbarrasaing, discussions, no result can follow, unless, iildeeiB, the powers are prepared ta resort to the ultima ratio of states. Thai either Germany or France has entertained this last? deJ, there is not the smallest ground for believing. At the same time if we are resolved, as we ought, to respect the proposal of a conference, we cannot enjoy ourselves in the majestic indifference to the opinion of all the world, and to the logic of events which Mr Chamberlain affects when be speaks to the advanced politicians of Birmingham. If Egypt is, in any true sense of the word, inde- pendent, what is Lord Wolsleey doing on the Nile ? This is a question which when Parliament meets the Ministry if they do not make up their minds either to solve the problem by a vigourous effort of will, or to hand over the task to others who are not paralysed by inconsiderate pledges, will find much difficulty in meeting with an adequate answer. Even Lord Wolseley's success, of which there is now good hope, would rather increase the difficulty. Gen. Stewart's dash across the desert to Shendy has so far, that is for two-thirds or thereabouts oftheentire distance, been triumphantly successful, and it is at least possible, if not probable, that when Shendy is occupied, the road to Khartoum may be at once opened. But supposing Lord Wolseiey's forces to be established in the city which General Gor- don has held under conditions so widely different, the question will have to be asked, and answered in Parliament—what will he do with it On the principle to which Mr Chamberlain seems to adhere, it will not be easy to show any justifica- tion for a vast expenditure of public money, the results of which, it is argued, are to be at oaca thrown away."

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