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CONSERVATISM IN MONMOUTH

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CONSERVATISM IN MONMOUTH Mr. Hume Williams Delivers an Address at Varteg. A meeting1 under the auspices of the North Monmouthshire Conservative Association was held at Vartej* Schoolroom on Tuesday evening-, when an address was delivered by Mr. W. E. Hume Williams, London, the adopted Conserva- tive and Unionist candidate for the division. Mr. J. Brace presided, being supported by Mr. Hume Williams, Mr. W. G. Dowden, J.P., Blacnavon Mr. Iltyd Gardner, Abergavenny and Major D. R. Jones, Varteg.-The Cha.ir- man having introduced the proceedings in an appropriate address. Mr. Hume Williams, who mec with a good reception, said he was exceed- ingly pleased to be present on that occasion. Reviewing the work of the session, he said the Government had devoted eight weary months to the discussion of the Home Rule Bill. which was passed in the House of Commons by a majority of 34 against the will of the English people, and which was defeated in the House of Lords. Rumours had been current that the masses would rise in revolt assuming that the Lords rejected the Bill, but so far from that being the case, the masses assembled in thousands outside the House of Lords, cheered the result to the echo, marched to the Embankment, where they mani- fested their jubilation by discharging fireworks, afterwards marching to Marlborough House, where they gave three cheers for the Prince of Wales, and thence to the residence of Lord Salisbury, where they cheered his lordship and the leaders of the Opposition. So far, there had been no sign of any agitation against the House of Lords. He (Mr. Hume Williams) was of opinion that, if the time spent in the dis- cussion of the Home Rule Bill had been devoted to an attempt to deal with the industrial problems which wero pressing for solution, it would have been of incalculable advantage to the country. The speaker critioised the Parish Councils Bill and the Employers' Liability Bill, expressing regret that the contracting-out clause had been elimi- nated from the latter, and concluded By express- ing the hope that immediate steps would be taken for putting the Navy in a proper state of efficiency.âShort addresses were also delivered by Mr. W. G. Dowden. Mr. Gardner, and Major Jones, and the usual votes of thanks terminated the proceedings.

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Local Trades Unionism. .

SWANSEA LIBRARY.

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Death of Mr. William Lewis.

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