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SHOCKING ACCIDENT ON THE RAILWAY.

RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

I I PARISH COUNCIL.

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SPEECHES BY MR. T. ELLIS AND MR. LLOYD-GEORGE. A well attended meeting of the Welsh liter- ary societies of London was held at the Welsh Methodisb Chapel, Charing Cross Road, last Friday night, with the Rev. Abraham Roberts in the chair. The Rev. Machreth Rees pro- posed, Mr. Owen Philipps (the late Liberal candidate for the Montgomery Boroughs), sec- onded, and Mr. W. George, of Criccieth, sup- ported a vote of sympathy with the Bethesda quarrvmen. Mr. I). Lloyd-George, speaking in Welsh and English to the resolution, said thai; the sym- pathy and help of all classes were never more needed than now after Thursday's debate in the House of Commons. That debate bad at all events cleared the issue. It had shown that Lord Penrhyn did not care a fig for the Board of Trade (hear, hear). Lord Penrhyn had for the first time to state his case to the public, subject to the correction of men who knew the facts, and for the first time it had been made abundantly clear how weak was his defence, how little was Lord Penrhyn able to urge in his own defence, and how much the men could urge for themselves (loud cheers). What were the effects of the debate ? It had shown that Lord Penrhyn would not recognise the Con ciliation Bill which had been passed by his own Government (cheers). The Conciliation Bill had been passed by common consent. The only objection that was raised to it was by a Tory lawyer from Lancashire who complained it did not go far enough (laughter). Where was Mr. Bromley Davenport when the bill passed through the Commons? Where was Lord Penrhyn when it passed through the House of Lords (loud cheers). The truth was that the Tories wanted to get the credit of passing social legislation, but they were the first to resist its practical application (cheers). MivT. E. Ellis, who was enthusiastically re- ceived, said one lesson which the House of Com- mons debate brought to the mind of English- men was the value and the depth of the popular culture which was the proud inheritance of the common people of Wales (hear, hear). Half the strength of the case which was so well pre- sented by Mr. William Jones lay in the fact that he brought before the house the case of a splendid body of citizens, as intelligent, as humane, as cultured as any class of people in the land (hear, hear). No case was ever more fairly, more soberly, more convincingly stated in the House (hear, hear). Many statements and arguments and appeals had been made, but no fair-minded man who had either heard the debate or perused the report in the papers would say that the Welsh members had not, if anything, understated their case (applause). The debate formed, if not a turning point, at all events a landmark in the history of one of the greatest industrial controversies that had ever taken place in Wales. He felt a deep con- cern for the future of the controversy, and for the fortunes of the men who had made Lord Penrhyn a peer (loud cheers). For his lord- ship was not a peer by intellectual right, but by right of the position to which his men's labour had raised him. The Board of Trade had done their best to bring about a settlement but so strongly was Lord Penrhyn entrenched in his position by industrial and agrarian laws that he had not been shaken. In the speeches of Mr. Bromley-Davenport and Mr. Lowther, and even in that of the leader of the House, there was too evident a desire, while paying lip service to combination, to starve the men into submission (loud cheers). The effect of the debate would be to strengthen the men in their determination to cling together and to arouse the interest and to intensify the sym- pathy and support of the English people (cheers). Mr. Ellis concluded by a stirring appeal in Welsh for immediate and generous support.

SIR COURTENAY BOYLE AND LORD…

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