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"A CRUSADE AGAINST MANU- FACTURED GRIEVANCES." Such, according to a leading article which appeared in Wednesday's We stern Mail, is the protest which Mi- T. E. Ellis and others have made in our columns against the recent appoint- ment of a monoglot Englishman to a Welsh County-court judgeship. How real the grievance is will be seen from' the testimony of such men as Ml. Ellis and Sir John Llewelyn, Sir Edward Reed, and Principal Edwards. So far is the grievance from being a manu- factured one. that it has been so long felt that the promoters of the Act which established County-courts in Wales took it for granted that Welsh-speaking judges would be appointed, +hat in 1872 Mr. Osboi-re Morgan's resolution to the sameeM was pasted by Parliament and oir> cd OJ. the minutes of the House; and that ■ +here has since been a muoual understanding 1-11nt ['11 judges in "Wales shot1 Id possess a know- ledge of Welsh, The waiter twits Mr. Ellis with comparing Mr. Betesford's appointment to the appointment of a Russian to dis- pense justice in England. This, the wrLer declarer shows the standpoint from whi-;h Mr. Ellis looks at the question the Saxon ;'i to him as much a foreigner as the Russian is to the Englishman It simply part of the objectionable = cry, Wale- for the Welsh/' and to listen to Mr. T. E. Ellis they in'ght be led to believe +hat they (the people of Wales) had the power to compel England to yield io their demands." Mr. El^s was quite ri::5ht in comparing Mr. .Beresford's piomot'on to the appointment of a Russian, ignorant of English, as County-court judge in an English district, The appcintment would be objectionahle;not because hewas aRus- ian, but because he kne .v no English. We do not cave whether it is an Eo Ashman or a Welsh- man who receives these appointments in Wales all we insist on is that he should be conversant with the language of the people. We do be- lieve in spite of the 11 est'>rn JlaiZ, that we have the power to compel England to yield to our demands. We cannot imitate the compulsion which the Scok, in Robert Bruce's time, used to remove the English judges from Dumfries but we po sess a surer and a stronger power to compel England to yield to our domands. We have evey J a ■ i.h in the innate sense of justice of Englishmen. That such grievances as these exist in Wa^s is due to ignorance on the part of Englishmen geneially of the res1 lnudshio and inju'.dce which they infl'ct on Welshmen. We feel convinced that if the Welsh members do their duty, as they should, in this matter, and bring the whole question befoie the nodce of Pa liament, Mi. Cecil Bevesford will be tionsfened to an Eng- lish ci-cait at the fiiat opportunity, and Wales will be spared such ill-advised appointments 111 I atUl e.

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