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PitlMKOSE LEAflUK MEETING AT RHiL. ADDRESS 4 0'J- BOND. THE VAuARIES OF THE PRIHROSE LEAGUE DENOUNCED. On Wednesday, a meetingof the members of the Rhyl habitation of the Primrose Lewue .lud _.up- Auyx »a .fipo cause wan held at the porters o e Hail, when an address ws KJToW j* T n'e: chair wan occupied by the Ruling Councillor, Dr W.T. Girdle,tone. J P-' «>d **»; P^t â¢were G. 3. Hnzlehurst, £ *q Morgan r» Pnl Wright, Mr W. Wynn P«rrj, ?WeL^r ?'Mei'r« E w: Ren tinge, H. Ste-r, Henry pLrry, Llewelyn Lloyd, J.P., R- D. Roberts &Cprevinus to Colonel Bond add re-sine the meeting, some private business of the Habitation was trans acted, among which was a r^o utiou to the eiT t hat Print rone League celebration should t K> llllce tor a whole week instead of a day as heiet.<>- Mr Hx^lehurot explained the object of the pr pofed change, which was that it w uli be f greite convenience to members of Parliament, ana ÃJ, large ceiAren a great deal of money wan speit celebrating the day and in dec"ratin statues, an nhoulii the day happen to he wet, the whole thiiu would turn out a fi> sc>, and the money would he spent in vain. If the decorations were continue throughout the week, it woull certainly be mor effective, and would attract the national mind in favour of the Conservative party and the Pfimros; League, and would greatly impress it by the mem- bers wearing the decorations during the week instead of simply one da (heir. hear). Mr H. A. Steer consented to act as Hon. Trea- surer to thp Local Habitation for the ensuing year Colonel Bund, who met with a cordial reception, in the course of a lengthy address said he WHS ven glad to meet them for the first time. and hope: that it vould D««t be the l'u4 (hear, bear). He fan come there to have a 1 ttle talk with them over then organiz«ti n.- (Here the Ci.a rman said somethini to the Speakei). He was reminded bv the Ruling Councillor that he should introduce himwtrlf to the audience (laughter). He would do so by saving that he was their district agent for this county (apjjlauise), but ha wou'd deal with that point directly. He had come there quite as their teacher. They must not mind him teil.njj them when tbe. were wrong, and they might depend it, h. was sure to tel them where they were ri^rht (ip- pIa use). It was better that they should be w 1 their defects by a friend than by an emeny (hear, hear), and it was much better that they should find their mistakes and cleanse their own house them- selves (applause). He was sure they would be happy to hear of the great progress which the Primrose League had made throughout the country it now numbered seven hundred thousand members (applause), and it was hoped, from the reports of the district agents, that they should top the million in two or three months (cheers). It was very encouraging that they had grl, wn so quickly and so rapidly, for when they were first commenced they were subjected to a great deal d chaffing and jeering, and their organization was rather sneered at and supposed to be only a matter for boys and girls to play with, but that did not really much matter, because it had not done the Primiose League much injury, the chaffing and jeering wts gore, and for a long titLe now the Frimrofe League bad grown, and grown for a very good reason, viz., because it possessed in its rankf some of the most able workers to further its success and those bble woikers had been the women of England (loud applause). They had beard a great de.. I about W om ell's Suffrage," and their legis lature still held back, and refused to give women the right to enter into political discussions, and to foim part of the political lite of the countrv. Bu:, in spite of the legislatuie, the women of England bfed pushed themselves forward by the part they bad taken in the organization of the Primrose League, and b»d shown wLat vigour they could thiow into political combinations or any other combination (chferh). He \1IIJS a sbolt. time ago addieviiig a Primrose League meeting at Newcastle-under-Lyne. The Habitation there WHP started about eighteen months ago by six WODlen- four Indies and two woiking-men's wives. Thest six women as usual were subjected to the chaff anc jeeisof their husbands and < thers. for they were niaTried women, and were very cruelly treated- i> this way. He was told a story about one of them by the Kuling Councillor. Onb of the w«.rkmn> said to his wifeâ "What do you know about politics, you go hon e ai d make tea, that's your place. You ktow nothing about these tilings." The wife re- pliedâ I ill go home when you have got som. tea for me to n.ake (hear, hear). The wife's re-1 ply was a ven pioper one, as was no tea at L n.e for the husband was one of the great UDem- pl.yed, aid earned no money, and so to take tip the political cudgels herself. The result of thest- women s efforts at Newcastle-under-Lyme was that when he was over there be was addressing thirteen hundred people (applause). The same thing was going on throughout the whole country (. heeis). It was women who started the movement. It was certainly originated by Consei vative Members of Pailian »nt, but it was worked and IIboluttl) carried on by ladies (applause). Then orKanisatior having grown so formidable their enemies began to look seriously on the matter, and had on more than one occasion introduced tbe League to the notice 01 the Bouse of Commons; one or two of the members had really asked the question whether the Fnmrose Lehiine was not an oigan;sation to be put down H. the same way as the National League of Ireland (loud, laughter). They argued that if one politxca; organisation was to be put down should piss a Criminal Coercion till to put down the Priinrost League. This showed that their enemies wer. getting afraid of the organisation, and it was very encouraging for them to know that their enernie. Were at raid of their organisation, for it meant tha t the LeHgue was coming into years of maturity, ana that, they were a very formidable organisation throughout the h{lle country (cheers). If this was so, it was absolutely necessaiy that they should se aside p easure meetings, and enter into a more sen ous line of cmduct for the futu.e(appl"use). OJ course it naturally would be where ladies taKe «= matter of this kind in hand, it would not be on quite so seriously as if men had taken it up, Rnô when it was started it was represented that tne oi ganisation was otJly intended for the purpose oi dancing, balls, tea meetings, and all that sort oi thing. That was all very well in its earlier days, but he wtuld recommend them to consuie' â¢what the organisation was really IDtend<~ to[ (cheers;. It was necsBsary that they should attrac notice, and shew to the world that they were some- body (applause). He had proposed to all the habi tations in his district that they should have 1e88 pIa,) and more work (hear, hear). They should take a leaf out of their enemys book in this respect. T oreinidation was very complete in regard to then political organisation. If the Primrose League was to be a political organisation it was absolutely ne- cessarv that they should adopt some line of conduct Whereby they could get the sympathies of the elec- tors, and do something to try and get the electors to their meetings (applause). There were elevet hundred electors in this district- say out of that oun bu five hundred were Cons* rvatives, it was imperative that everyone of those Conservatives should be members of the Primrose League. It was necessary that every Conservative should be a mem- ber of the Priarose League, although it was not necessary that every Primrcse Leaguer should be a Conservative. Their ultimate object should be to get seven hundred, â if they could get of the eleven bundled so much the better. They ought to have a ltu ge nUD. ber of the electors to join the Leseue and to do that they must have something tc attract tbem. He "was »» old Birmingham man, ai d had hud a good deal to do among the working- men of that town, both ID his official and private caracitv and b s experienoe was that their pleasuie capacity, aim r mU(.jc would not attract meetings, tea, buns, -Ml £ e desired to impres thewoikingman (arplaux ). D btfore him that tact upon the ladies he aa ,{ evening. Tbty would g*t him form ol there was s< mething attractive u> gomf somebody con.ing ito read nt?' eojflg political debate. If be thought *^eie *j,al to be biought forward an aigunient ou tun > room would have been quite full. He was a some time ago, and he asked the Libra of the Public Libiaiy tht reo just by way of wqui y, if he had any idea of the different class of peop that went there, and the different class of booKS those people took? The Librarian said that all the young ladies, and nearly a 1 tbe giu titet. in thedifl'eieut thops took novels. He did not mean to cant any reflection, but this was a matter of fact, and not of sentimentâwhilst the working men, that is, those of the ariizan class take the heaviest books on all the different sciences they could get; and so gr8i1t was the demand for these books, that the number had to be doubled, If that was so, it was no use trying to attract the wot king-man to those meet- ing with tea, buns, and singing of "Moll Vaiighan." He wanted political meat, that WI4 thp I food he wanted (applause). He would earnestly entreat them to take this fact into coaideraiion, and act accordingly (applause)* He had come there that night to speak more particularly on their organizatiOD> willcl, had grown so very lar«e that the Grand Couucil at the Head Quarter*, found it a very difficult matter to correspond with all the different habitation*, which uoW num- bered nearly 1,900. The res tilt was that some dis« I .atieftetion arose, and fresh rules were made ) Those riti-s were that the members sb- nj b 'g >vern<Hl by v«nd (â¢f I""1' lh8 "n âi i!,e delegate an.l om H.bi at.o» They ».⢠ruling couitci 1 >r fr-in acn Graâd Council was once a vear m London^an in the orKau selected from the^e. ine wa. izatioii -h, db.r,« orthe- one Tl> .re f clieshire witl g, ntkiiien. He had the dstrtci } its eight electoral divisions was as U « the wh.le ot North Wales. Shropj*^ electoral divisions t ey Merionethshir. shire, Carnarvonshire, An^.eyh' would 8ee h -md Montgomeryihire. so th y .t had a very large charge, ^dutjw all the habitations, and might be, anil worked well or badly Next to the report thereon to hea J cou,lcils which district agents came the di i. ^ea{r >(K were composed of three further to the torai divisions. H K âagu<5 be proec den constitution of the Stance of the to imp ess upon his hewer. P tQ be i() k they had to do^ Hie Coilliaân8 a ver} troiluced into thPh "T^d to the Local Govern- erious measureâhe ret i âderstand all it meu.t Hill. They dii n fore |,a(|oW^d. pr >visious, but. from what ^willow all the t was clear th.U it Wfis ?01"flich a8 the court o local power* in the covin ties, { guard. ,u,er of\ionty bo « ia»s, and would'plate â¢n t,ie .,0tter of settling he power of ratine, and the hitherto had io â k £ number of qtt«t.0M h.tM» j ne sent up to Parlia^tLm as to who should b< was a serious matter toi them^, wbat Wa the members of the local c f more who shou'd be its pres « ( .P resjfjetl| should endeavour to get the >es Leagu« they w.*ll >,l,y iluck8 T drakes with their money^ ^ght^ha^ thei» 'rne^'bis shouTd be'able to rofuip^epfeSte!' such a way as to «et themselves w.U-t.pre.^ ââ the O'Uoty Board-, or eUe se-v likely have eom.one as tin ⢠P who had no idea of statesmans ip, earned awa, by some ultra ,dea», aod they »oulo consequently have tbe.r »t»' mous height (applause). The p in Flintshire was a very forn.idable one Pennant iu' »» Keslieers) He did not better officers in any organisa whicu ought (cheers) Having toSd tha"hr to be done by the local HabuatJon oQe of th, would like it to bef pUh' primrose league was not greatest ob]ects of the ⢠t^ |)Ut for the for the furthering of party^ma ',au9e) Tha, promulgation of Association oiganisation was not a ri»;rf party lines, and Their platform rose aboveal^g ^artingt0l upon it could *tan<l Whig oseDh Chamberlain (cheers), ultra Liberals; jj^e je8se Colliugs (cheers), and ultra ?a4 he:_ f0jd all those who applause). TlW ««^n tbâ stood by the three articles of ttt« "«»{ ^im, upholding of (loud cheers.) ai d the supremacy of this emp ded 1>y Mi ed Col. Bond for his address.

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