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BARRY DOCK LIBERAL WORKMEN'S CLUB. ADDRESS BY MR MORGAN THOMAS. On Monday evening Mr Morgan Thomas, the Liberal agent fur the division, addressed the mem- bers of the Liberal Workmen's Club in Thompson- street, Barry Dock, on the measures passed by the present Government. Mr J. Bevan occupied the chair. Mr Thomas said that during the campaign now waging in the Transvaal it was impolitic and disloyal to talk about the causes of the war, and the justice or injustice of the Govomment's policy. He was glad that the committee of the club had arranged a series of political meetings for th, winter, and it was gratifying to see the desire on the part of the members to add to the Liberal f. rces in the diiiriet. He hoped the club would do all in its power, as he would personally, to bring about a successful issue at the next General Elec- tion. (Hear, hear.) They must not think that political work could be done effectively solely by the agent, or any other paid man. It was a personal matter. When they undertook to join a Liberal club they took upon themselves a respon- sibility, and it was their duty to further their opinions. Much good work could be done amongst their fellow-workman, and it could be done by themselves much more effectively than by a stranger. Mr Morgau criticised the Agricultural Rating Act, the Education and Clerical Tithes Bills and the Compensation Act. If they went into the working of the former Act it would be seen that, although the farm labourer benefited a little, be lost more another way. The Act was, in fact, a method of putting a man's money in one pocket, and taking it out of the other. If they wanted to relieve the farmers and benefit the farm labourers they ought to have had an Agricultural Renting Bill instead-a Bill to briug down the rents ai,d not the rates. (Cheers) The Education Act the speaker described as most unfair to the small and rural districts of the country. The child in the smaller parishes did not have the full benefit of that Act. The Tithes Rating Act, again, greatly benefited the rich clergyman, and scarcely affected the great majority of the clergy This Act had taken an annual sum of £87,000 out of the Exchequer. What was consider d the greatest measure passed by the Government was the Workmen s Compensation Act. This Act would scarcely be of any use to the working man were it not for the Trades' Union. If it was possible to have an act of control passed, which would compel the employer to do everything in his power to protect his workmen, they should have less accidents and le^ charity, at,d he looked to the time when compensation would not b giveri-tit3 charity, hut as a right. (Cheers.) In dealii g wi h the question from a Labourstandpoint, he thought it ought to be a gr, at incentive to al Trad, s' Unions in the country to see that their Unions were thoroughly wtll conducted. He had learned from a professional source that in the working (If the Comp DlhtioIJ Act the uni nil nd thrir leadf-.s were the salvation of the workmen.—The Chair- man, Mr Geor«- Wensley (the new secretary of the Liberal nnrl Radical Association), and Mr F. Huelin aiso spoke, and the mefti g terminated with a vote of thanks to the principal speaker.

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