A LIVELY VESTRY MEETING AT BARRY. THE RATEPAYERS STAND UPON THEIR RIGHTS. Public feeling has ran rather high in the parish of Barry respecting the application made by the Assistant Overseer, (Mr. Blackmore) for an in- crease of salary. A meeting was held on the 10th, but on account of the abruptness with which Vestry meetings are usually called and held it was deemed advisable by the majority of the meeting to adjourn until the 23rd. It was at first thought that an endeavour would be made to hold the meeting in the morning, which, of course, would have debarred the working classes attending. However, we are pleased to say that the Vicar, the Rev. Canon Allen, M.A., fixed the meeting for 7 o'clock in the evening-a very convenient time for all parties-in the Parish Hall. On arriving at the meeting place on Thursday evening we found a goodly number of parishioners already assembled, although the hands of the clock pointed to a few minutes before seven. Amongst those present we noticed Mr. S. A. Williams (overseer), Mr. E. F. Blackmore (assist- ant overseer), Rev. Du Heaume, Rev. Christmas Lewis, Captain Murrel, Captain Whall, Dr. Kelly, Mr. John Lowden, Mr. Alderman Meggitt, Mr. E. 8. Johnson. Mr. David Morgan, Mr. Thorne. Mr. Waddell, Mr. Money, Mr. Small, Mr. Johns, Mr. J. Williams. Mr. Pardoe, Mr. Davies, Mr. F. W. Taylor. Mr. G-ardener, Mr. Arnold. Mr. Flookes, Mr. Griffin, Mr. Lloyd. Mr. Edwards. Mr. Lougher, Mr. Williams, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Collins, Mr. Harry Davies. Canon Allen was in his place, and as soon as convenient suggested that the proceedings had better commence. Of course there was no objec- tion to such a course, as all were anxious to see the business which they had assembled to transact disposed of. THE POSITION WAS EXPLAINED by the Vicar, but he had scarcely said half-a- dozen words before the doors of the room opened, and the main body of the Opposition trouped in and took their seats. Starting afresh Canon Allen read the minutes of the previous meeting, which clearly showed that the first gathering was by no means of one opinion. In fact while one party were inclined to give the assistant overseer 425 increase to his salary of Y.20 per annum, the other side raised strong objections, and a third party endeavoured to settle the affair by adding £ 10 to Mr. Blackmore's salary. That was the position of affairs when the first meeting was adjourned, and the Vicar now congratulated the ratepayers upon the way in which they had attended the Vestry meeting, and taken part in public affairs. Hear, hear," said someone at the back of the hall, as the Chairman spoke of the representative character of the assembly. After hoping that the whole matter would be promptly settled and in a liberal spirt, he took to task those who had shown their interest in the affair by attending. If they were not rate- payers in the parish of Barry they had no right to be present, and were not entitled to a vote. It was a parish Vestry meeting. "How are yam going to tell who are rate- payers ?" asked someone from the body of the hall. The Canon's reply was to the point, and he said he took ic for granted that no one who had not a vote would attend or give one. If they did vote they were liable to be called to account for so doing. MT. Williams desired to know if anyone could remain in the room if he was not a ratepayer, but the Chairman did not think there was any neces- sity to go so far as that. Mr. C. Morgan, however, was quite up to date with the law, and said that if the letter of it were carried out no one who was not a ratepayer had any right there. Mr. H. Davies was brought to his feet by this remark, and asked whether it was not a fact that every householder in the district was a ratepayer ? The Chairman agreed with Mr. Davies, and thought every householder was ipso facto a rate- payer. THE FIRST SIGN OF OPPOSITION was seen when Mr. Morgan suggested that, a.s the meeting had also been called for the purpose of electing overseers, it would be well to proceed with that business first, but the loud cries of No, no," promptly settled that question. Mr. Woodham was evidently determined to put matters a little straight, and suggested that it I 9 would be well to put the amendments moved at the last meeting in their respective order before the present meeting. The Chairman at once agreed with this sugges- tion, and explained that Mr. Johnson had moved, as an amendment to Mr. L. A. Williams' motien to raise the salary to C 45, that it be increased to d630for the next 12 months. Mr. Thorne, who explained that he was absent on the last occasion, was apparently anxious to begin again, and so proposed that the previous motions and amendments be rescinded. The cheers which greeted this proposition showed that the majority were of the same opinion, and when the Chairman added that he quite agreed with it, there was more lung exercise. Mr. Williams then took up the matter, and en- deavoured TO BRING ABOUT A CQMPROMISE. He said he had hoped to have settled the question without makinsr a speech that evening, but as things had taken a different course he had a few words to say. As on the previous occasion he brought home to their minds the fact that during the time Mr. Blackmore had held the position of assistant overseer he had done his work well. If there were any gentlemen in the room who had been acquainted with the office of overseer they would bear him out in saying that X20 a year was a miserable salary for a man who had te do the work for 459 assessments. Mr. Blackmore had been employed by the parish for seven months. His predecessor's salary had been raised in 1891 from £ 10 to 420 per annum, and at which time the number of assessments was 140. When Mr. Blackmere took office the number had increased to 285, and now there were 459. In the parish ef Merthyrdovan the assistant overseer was paid JE70 for 700 assessments, Penarth had 1,750, and the assistant overseers received £ 175, and the basis was the same in Cadoxton. It was the rule to, give jElO for every 100 assessments, so that for 459 in Barry MR. BLACKMORE SHOULD RECEIVE £ 45. That would place him on the same footing as the other officials. Then the speaker touched upon a line of argument which apparently appealed more to the sympathies of his hearers, judging from the "hear, hear" which greeted his utterances. He said it had been argued that there were a large number of empty houses, and that times had been very hard. In consequence of that he had deter- mined to modify his former motion, and propose that the salary of Mr. Blackmore be increased from .£20 to £35. Strange to say, the majority of those assembled expressed no opinion then upon this proposal, and Mr. Williams proceeded to again remind them that Mr. Blackmore had dene his work well, and appealed to them as Trade Unionists to reward him according to his labour. (Hear, hear.) He deserved the increase, and should receive it. A gentleman then asked whether it was a fact that Mr. Llewellyn in Penarth collected the Local Board and ether rates, and a reply in the affirma- tive brought forth applause. Mr. Williams was quite prepared for anything that might arise in that direction, and at once read a letter from Mr. Llewellyn, who said he received £ 125 per annum as collector, A50 as assistant overseer, and that the number of assessments was' 1,750. In the absence of Mr. Vaughan, who was pre- vented from attending by an attack of influenza, Mr. Lowdea seconded the proposition. He told the meeting- that he had been a former overseer, and knew the work of Mr. Blackmore. That being the ease, he was JUSTIFIED IN SECONDING THE INCREASE OF £ 15. After appealing to the ratepayers to treat their officials ia the same manner as they wished their employers to treat them, he dwelt upon the fact that the same perion was not of necessity appointe i j to the positions of collector and assistant overseer. If the offices were divided among two persons the cost would be greater to the parish. Mr. Luekin said-he was prepared to support the increase. It was, he thought, small enough for any man, especially as he had to pay to a Guarantee Fund out of his own pocket. He believed also that Mr. Blackmore had done his work well. When the speaker sat down silence fell on the assembly, and Canon Allen believing that there was no opposition to the proposal was about to put it to the meeting. Those, however, who thought things were to be then settled were doomed to disappointment. A SCENE. Mr. Gardener rose, but for a little while did not speak. At last he submitted that Mr. Blackmore had done his work too weil.* (Applause.) Up to this point things had been rather quiet, but now the slumbering spirit of opposition showed itself. No sooner had the applause died out than Mr. Taylor was upon the track of Mr. Gardener in a moment, asserting that he was not a ratepayer. Mr. Davies If he is not a ratepayer it is a shame to the collector and those responsible for the rates for not putting him on the ratebook. (Applause.) Mr. Gardener Mr. Blaokmore has called for both rates, and I have paid them. A Voice Where do you live ?" Mr. Gardener No. 11, Glamorgan-street. Several Voices Where is that V A Voice: I never heard such a thing as a person living at No. 11, Glamorgan-street not a ratepayer. Mr. Blackmore here handed the ratebook to the Chairman, who said the name of Ann Elizabeth Gardener appeared there. Is that your wife, Mr. Gardenerasked the Chairman. Mr. Gardener I am responsible for the rates. I have paid Mr. Blackmore both of them. Chairman Is Ann Elizabeth Gardener your wife ? _0- Mr. Gardener She is my daughter. Mr. Blackmore When I took charge of the rate book I found as the occupier of No. 11, Glamorgan-street, the name of Ann Elizabeth Gardener. It was given to understand it was the wish of the occupier of the house that the name should remain. I had no reason given, and the name of Ann Elizabeth Gardener remained on the voting list. There has never been any respect in any shape or form that the name should be altered. Mr. Gardener I have been held responsible for the rates. No one but me. (Applause.) Chairman I am afraid if your name is not down I must rule that you are not a ratepayer. Mr. Luskin He is not entitled, sir. Mr. H. Davies In whose name are the demand notes made out, William Gardener or his daughter's ? Mr. Blackmore Mr. Gardener's name has never appeared on any demand note or receipt ? Mr. H. Davies Who paid the rates. William Gardener or his daughter ? No answer was returned to this question, and the Chairman then ruled that Mr. Gardener was NOT ENTITLED TO VOTE OR SPEAK. Ne sooner had Mr. Gardener been ruled out of order, than I Mr. Thorne proposed that the salary of Mr. Blackmore be increased to £ 26 per annum. This proposal was applauded, as were also the re- marks which followed, when the mover said he failed to see how the assessments had more than doubled themselves during a period of depression. Mr. Davies seconded the amendment, and assured the meeting that trade was very bad. Someone was anxious to know how many rate- payers Mr. Blackmore had to call upon far the money. Mr. Williams replied that the money for the 459 assessments was collected from 130 persons. In the parish of Merthyrdovan 700 assessments were collected from 297 persons. THE CLOSURE was then moved, and Mr. Money propcsed that the voting be by ballot, which was seconded by Mr. Parry. This proposal brought up Mr. Taylor, who asked how they proposed recsrding the votes, if by ballot, of those persons who were entitled to more than one vote. The Chairman naturally expressed surprise at such a question, and pleasantly observed he thought it was the day of one man one vote. Mr. Taylor was not to be passed on one side by such a suggestion, and reminded the chairman that every person who was rated at more than X 5 0 was entitled to one vote for every s625, up to six votes. More than that, voting by ballot at parish meet- ings was illegal. It was now the Chairman's turn, and he informed the meeting. and Mr. Taylor, that from inquiries he had made he found that voting by ballot was not illegal. (Applause.) It appeared that plural voting was allowed. Upon being put to the meeting it was decided to take the voting by show of hands. Captain Whall and Dr. Kelly having been ap- pointed tellers, the voting was as fallows For A26 per annum 56 ,,£35 „ 15 Majority 41 TIT FOR TAT. Mr. Taylor protested that a ratepayer from the parish of Merthyrdovan had voted for the £ 26 amendment. The Chairman Then he had no right to do so. I mast disallow that vote. It will therefore be 55 for the amendment. A Voice I protest against a ratepayer from Merthyrdovan voting. He voted for the £ 35. (Applause.) Mr. Taylor: He was mistaken, Mr. Chairman, as to the boundary of the parish. (Laughter.) The Chairman I must strike off that vote also. The numbers will therefore be recorded as 55 for £26, and 14 for £35. (Applause.) THE APPOINTMENT OF OVERSEERS. The remaining basiness was the jiomination of overseers. It afforded eonsiderable amusement, and the opposing sections apparently greatly enjoyed the fun of nominating their opponents to this office. In the end it was decided to submit the names of the following gentlemen to the jus- tices for their selection of two to fill the position of everseers for the parish for the ensuing year Messrs. H. J. Money, E. S. Jehnson, F. Small, and F. W. Taylor. The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to Canon Allen for presiding. .tw <jM—
BARRY SHIPWRECKED SAILORS FIND A FRIEND. COMMENDABLE ACTION OF THE BOARD OF TRADE. In our last issue the painful narrative was given of two sailers, who had been rescued and brought to Barry, of the terrible experiences of the fish- ladea. ship Unexpected, of Nova Scotia, which sailed from Halifax, bound for Jamaica, en the 13th of January, and was wreaked in the Gulf Stream during a violent gale which raged for fully nine days after the 17th. The names of the two sailors referred to weie Freoman Lohaes, A.B., of Nova Scotia, and James Skiar, steward, a man of colour, and they were brought to Barry from Bremarhaven on board the steamer Freshfield last Monday. At Barry they were temporarily re- lieved by Mr. R. T. Duncan, the local honorary eel_ agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners and Fisher- man's Society, and handed over to the care of Mr. Shaw, the superintendant of the Board of Trade at Barry, who, having found board and lodgings for them, at once placed himself in communication with headquarters on behalf of th. destitute men, with the the result that en Saturday they were forwarded to Liverpool with a view of sending them home to Halifax at the expense of the Board of Trade. The men expressed themselves exceed- ingly grateful for the kindness shown to them from the moment they were taken off the founder- ing ship on the 9th of February, by the steamer Sandfield until they were despatched from Barry on Saturday. ^—————ip
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LOOKING- AFTER THE HEALTH OF BARRY AND CADOXTON. THE CONDITION OF LEE-STREET. A most important meeting the Health Com- mittee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Friday evening at the Local Board Offices. Cadoxton, under the chairmanship of Dr. O'Donnell. There were also present Dr. Treharne, Mr. J. Robinson, Mr. W. Thomas (auctioneer). Mr. W. Thomas (.Sully), Mr. J. A. Hughes (clerk), Dr. Neale (medical officer of health), Mr. Pardoe (surveyor), and Inspector Leyshon. MORE LIGHT FOR CHAPEL-GOERS. Mr. Lloyd, of the Methodist Chapel, High-street, Barry, attended before the committee, and applied to have the lamp on the opposite side of the street moved to a position outside the chapel, in order that there might be more light outside a public building, for its protection, and as a greater con- venience to those who attended that place of worship on Sundays. If possible it would be far better if they could place the lamp over the gate- way of the chapel. He did not think the removal of the lamp to the proposed position would incon- venience anyone. Mr. Thomas observed that if they commenced changing the lamps they would have applications from other places of worship. The Surveyor informed the committee that the lamp and bracket would be supplied by the deacons of the Chapel, and the lamp now in use could be removed to another part of the parish. The Chairman But we shall have to supply the gas, and will be placing a lamp on private pro- perty. In reply to questions the surveyor informed the committee that if the lamp was removed to the front of the Chapel it will be 12 yards nearer one of the other lamps, and a like distance further from another. Dr. Treharne observed that someone was bound to suffer by the alteration. If they granted that application they could not well refuse others a like request. Mr. Robinson remarked that there were other chapels in the same street. Mr. W. Thomas suggested that the chapel-goers should place a lamp over the gangway of their own accord. Upon the motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Dr. Treharne, it was decided to adjourn the con- sideration of the question for one month, and in the meantime the surveyor will report upon the matter. UNSAVOURY MATTERS. The Inspector of Nuisances reported that he had served notices upon persons who had allowed nuisances to exist upon their premises by the keep- ing of ducks and fowls. He also drew attention to the fact that a woman had been convicted for de- positing rubbish on the roadway. The Committee decided to distribute handbills calling attention to the above prosecution, as a warning to other offenders. The Inspector also reported that he had visited 228 houses, and no less than. 225 were without flashing tanks. It was decided to take proceedings against all persons who had not complied with the notices served upon them by the Local Board's Inspector. THE CONDITION OF LEE-STREET. The Inspector reported to the Committee that 17 houses in Lee-street were occupied without being provided with a proper water supply. 3 In reply to the Chairman, The Inspector stated that there was a standpipe in the street. The Surveyor said the houses were connected with the water supply, but it was not turned on. The Chairman thaught that the parties should be punished. It was to prevent such things that the bye-laws were framed. The Surveyor said he had written to the agent and given him notice. The Chairman asked whether the Surveyor had given his certificate. The Surveyor replied that he had not. Dr. Treharne said the houses should not be occupied without the surveyor's certifieate was first obtained. The parties should comply with the bye-laws of the Local Board. The surveyor said that he had inspected the houses, and he believed the reason why the houses were not connected with the mains in the first place was that an engine shed stood in the way, but since that had been removed the houses have been connected with the mains. He understood that the agent intended on the previous day seeing the company about the matter. The Chairman said the Health Committee would have to take proceedings if the water was not turned on at once. He believed the houses bad been occupied for some considerable time. Pro- ceedings could be taken against the landlords for allowing the houses to be occupied without first providing a supply of water. Dr. Treharne suggested that proceedings be taken at the expiration of a week's notice. The Surveyor said he had given the agent notice, and had threatened to give notice t» the tenants. Repeated promises had been made. It was decided to give the landlord three days' notice to supply the houses with water, and in the event of his failing to do so proceedings be taken. WHERE ARE THE POLICE ? In the Inspector's report attention was called to pigs straying in the roadway. Mr. Thomas asked where the police had gone. He had also to complain of the damage which had of late been done to property. The Chairman said he had heard of a house at Barry having been broken into and a counter taken away. Proceedings were ordered to be taken against those persons whose pigs are a nuisance. THE SMALL POX SCARE. A letter was read from the Cardiff Board of Guardians with regard to the small pex scare, askiag the committee whether they would be able to accommodate patients at thsir hospital. Dr. Neale said they had good accommodation for six cases, but they had reasonable room for nina patients. It was a question whether the Guardians desired to admit patients from outside the Local Board's area. 4 Mr. Thomas thought that the Local Beard should get Sully into the district as soon as possible. The Chairman observed that it was through tramps that the small pox had been carried from place to place. With regard to the question of cost, Dr. Neale said if they had only one case it would cost per- haps £ 3 to Y.4 per week, but afterwards it would only cost about 30s. for a like period. After a further discussion the Messrs. Thomas were requested to lay the views of the committee before the Board of Guardians at the next meeting. Dr. Neale raised the important question of the medical attendance at the hospital, and it was decided to adjourn its consideratioa. THE COMMON LODGING-HOUSE QUESTION. At the request of the Board a report was read from the Inspector of common lodging-houses with regard to one in Holme-street, Cadoxton. It was a favourable raport. The Chairman called attention to the fact that he had been asked by the Inspector to visit the house one night as the owner thought there was a case of small pox there. He was given to understand that 24 persoHs lodged in four rooms. Then there was the question of married couples to be con- sidered. According to the bye-laws they should have a separate bedroom or compartment.- He certainly thought that the Board's Inspector of Nuisances should also be inspector of common lodging-houses. The Local Board were responsible, as the Sanitartv Authority, for the health of the district, and yet their inspector had no power to visit the common lodging-houses after dark, except perhaps in special cases. Dr. Treharne suggested that the Inspector of Nuisances could visit the place upon the authority of the Local Beard. Dr. Neale said the appointment of Inspecter Rees gave the polica the power to enter the houses when they lifced. Dr. Treharne thought it very essential that the police should have such power. The Chairman said the police always had sufficient power to enter a common lodging-house in search of persons wanted." He considered that the Health Committee should have a report as to the number of persons sleeping in the house-in order to see whether there was any over-crowding. Mr. Thomas having reminded the Committee that the house was only licensed to accommodate so many persons. Upon the motion of Dr. Treharne, it was decided to ask the Inspector of Common Lodging-houses to visit the place, and to make a monthly report to the Committee. MORE LIGHT FOR HARVEY-STREET. The Surveyor submitted to the committee a request from Mr. J. R. Llewellyn for an additional lamp to be placed in Harvey-street, and the com- mittee granted the application. A CAUTION TO BOYS. In consequence of the considerable damage done to the street lamps, the committee decided to offer a reward of V,2 for information which will lead to the conviction of the offenders. CHOLERA PRECAUTIONS. The Chairman reported to the committee as to the visit of its representatives to London to take pprt in the Conference respecting the precautions to be taken against cholera.
PENARTH HARBOUR DOCK .I AND RAILWAY. PASS IMPORTANT RESOLUTIONS. The 74th ordinary general half-yearlv meeting of the proprietors of the Penarth Harbour. Dock, and Railway was held at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on Friday, at noon. when there were present the following directors .—Lieutenant-colonel the Hon. George H. W. Windsor dive (in the chair), Messrs. David Evans (Brecon), Henry Jones Evans (G-reenhill, Whitchurch), Frank Matthews (Glan Ely, near Cardiff), James H. Insole (Ely Court, near Cardiff), Evan Lewis (Brynderwen. Llandaff), and Mr. John E. Bacon, secretary. THE REPORT AND BALANCE-SHEET were unanimously adopted, and, on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Insole, a dividend was agreed to for the half-year at the rate of £ 5 5s. percent, per annum, payable on the 6th of March next. AN IMPORTANT RESOLUTION. The Chairman, in moving a resolution in favour of the adoption of the Forged Transfers Act, 1891-2, said some companies had gone one way and some another but he thought their best course would be to follow in the footsteps of the Taff Vale Company. He, therefore, formally pro- posed That the directors be and are hereby authorised to make compensation by a cash payment out of the funds of the company for any loss arising from a transfer of any stock or securities issued or to be issued by the company in pursuance of a forged transfer or of a transfer under a ferged power of attorney; and that they be and are hereby further authorised to, at their discretion from time to time or at any time, provide a fund to meet claims for such compensation in the manner authorised by the Forged Transfers Acts, 1891-2. And that they be and are hereby further authorised to impose such reasonable restrictions on the transfer of the company's stock or securities, or with respect to powers of attorney for the transfer thereof, as the saia directors may from time to time consider requisite for guarding against losses arising from fergery. Mr. David Evans seconded the resolution, which was carried nam. con. THANKING THE DIRECTORS. This concluding the business, a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman and directors for their able service and attention to the interests of the company during the past year. The Chairman, in reply, said it had been the earnest desire of the directors to do all they could to further the interests and improve the status of the company, and the adoption of the Forg-ed Transfers Acts, they believed, would tend to the furtherance of that object, although they hoped they might never have to take action upon it. (Hear, hear.)
IMPORTANT LOCAL BANK AMALGAMATION. A provisional agreement has just been entered into for an amalgamation between the Metropolitan, Birmingham, and South Wales Bank and the National Bank of Wales. The terms of the ac- quisition have not yet transpired, being subject to a valuation of the assets of the Walsh bank, which is now being made, but it is understood they will be on the basis of the Welsh shareholders receiving payment in money at a rate psr share in accord- ance with the assets, with the option of taking Metropolitan and Birmingham shares at present markat price in proportion to the ascertained value of National Bank Shares. The agreament issabject to tke acceptance by the shareholders of the National Bank at a meeting to be convened, the Metropolitan and Birmingham directors have full powers, under their articles, to effect an amalga- mation without consulting their shareholders, and their nominal capital is sufficient to cover the acquisition, though its additional capital will probably be called up. The Metropolitan and Birminghan Bank has a nominal capital of seven and a half million: sterling, in shares of 4 50 each, £ 5 paid, and a callable liability of £20. The guaranteed fund amounts to £ 450,000. The divi- dend from 1878 to 1884 averaged 20 per cent., from 1886 to 1889 15 per cent., and for 1892 18 per cent. The National Bank of Wales was established in 1879 with a subscribed capital of £450,000, in shares of £20, the reserve fund amounting to £ 74,000. The bank has paid dividends varying from 5 to 10 per cent., the dividend for 1891 being 10 per cent., and last year 8 per cent. The bank has numerous branches in Wales.
BRIDGEND LIBERALISM. The annual general meeting of the Bridgend Liberal and District Radical Association was held at the Liberal Club on Thursday night. Mr. D. H. Lloyd presided, and there was a good attendance. Mr. John Davies, of Brecknock Villa, was unani- mously re-elected president; the following were chosen as vice- presidents :Nfessrs. D. H. Lloyd, William Powell, D. Williams, Miehael Davies, and Per. J. G. Jones. Mr. W. Powell was re-elected treasurer, and Mr. E. G. Davies was re-elected secretary. There were 26 delegates appointed on the Liberal Tkree Hundred to represent Bridgend and district, the following five being re-elected on the executive committee of tha.t body .-—Messrs. Michael Davies, D. H. Lloyd, E. G. Davies, J. Davies (Brecknock Villa), and E. Preece. The following five dele- gates were appointed to represent the Association on the South Wales Liberal Association :-Rev. J. G. Jones Messrs. John Davies, Michael Davies, and E. E. Davies. HONOUR WHERE IT IS DUE. On the motion of the Rev. J. G. Jones, the fol- lowing resolution was passed and directed to be sent to the Welsh party in Parliament and to Mr. Asquith, the Home Secretary :—" That this meet- ing of the Bridgend and District Liberal Associa- tion desires to put on recard its deep appreciation of the courageous stand made by the Young Wales Party in Parliament in reference to the urgent importance of passing in this present session a Suspensory Bill, preparatory to the Disestablish- and Disendowment of the English Church in Wales."
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