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A BURGLARIOUS VAGRANT AT BARRY…
A BURGLARIOUS VAGRANT AT BARRY DOCK. James Gammon, a miserable-looking mortal, who described himself as a sailor, without any discharges, was brought up charged by Police- constable William Williams with attempting to commit a burglary at Barry Dock at an early hour on Sunday morning. The constable, who was in plain clothes, watched the prisoner trying the doors of several shops in Holton-road, and on going up to him he said he had nowhere to go to for the night. On being searched at the police station, prisoner had no money upon him, but was covered with vermin.-Sent to prison for en days' hard labour.
BARRY AND THE SOCIETY OFI…
BARRY AND THE SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS. The report of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers for 1893 states that matters were not so favourable with the society as in the previous year, but it was probable the lowest point of depression had been reached. During the year many strikes had been avoided by a policy of -conciliation on the part of the managers of the society. In December the number of members out of employ was 6,987, the heaviest total during the year. The total income of the Bociety was JE265,214 and expenditure £ 282,104, necessitating a draw on the reserve fund to the extent of £28,490. The society has 536 branches, including the following Cardiff, four (994 members); New- port, two (438); Swansea, two (272); and the following one each—Aberdare, (36), Barry (192), Bridgend (19), Chepstow (37), Ebbw Vale (52), Xtlanelly (43), Merthyr (47), Neath (93), Pembroke Dock (131), Pontypridd (48), Pontypool (63). 'Total membership of the society, 73,526.
BARRY AND CADOXTON PUBLIC…
BARRY AND CADOXTON PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITTEE. The monthly meeting of the Public Health Committee of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board was held on Monday evening last at Cadox- ton. Dr O'Donnell presided, and there were also present—Mr W. Thomas (Barry) and Mr W. Paterson, with Mr J. A. Hughes (clerk), Mr J. Pardoe (surveyor), Dr Neale (medical officer), and Mr A. E. Leyshon (inspector). INSPECTOR'S REPORT. The Inspector reported that the closetp at Nos. 12 and 14, Commercial-road, Cadoxton, were in a dilapidated condition. Notices to abate the nuisance had not been complied with, and it was now resolved to recommend that legal proceedings I against the owners be taken. SEAMEN'S BOARDING-HOUSES. I A letter was read from the Local Government I Board stating that an order would soon be made by the Queen in council confirming the mode bye-laws adopted by the board relating to sea- I men's boarding-houses, whereby every boarding- house keeper will be requested to hold a licence from the Local Board. THE BATHING AND BOATING ON BARRY ISLAND. A letter was read from Captain Lindsay pro- mising to supply a constable to take charee of the pleasure boats and bathing on Barry Island during the summer, at a weekly wage of 29s 2d, five per cent. of which would go towards the superannuation fund. The Board would have to purchase an uniform, which would cost £7 Os 6d, and also procure a bed at the police-station. The constable would be assisted by the county police. -Mr W. Paterson was of opinion that a local man should be engaged.—After a discussion, it was decided to advertise for a man in the district, at a wage of 20s a week. RESIGNATION OF THE INSPECTOR OF LODGING- HOUSES. Mr E. Rees, Barry Dock, tendered his resigna- tion as inspector of common lodging-houses to the Board, which was accepted, and it waa decided to recommend the Board to advertise for another inspector. FOR THE POOR. The Inspector of Nuisances was authorised to purchase six lime brushes for the poor of the district for white-washing purposes. HOUSE AND SHOP INSPECTION. The Inspector's report showed that during the month an inspection had been made of 211 houses, the number of defects and nuisances being 23; and houses without water, 104. Number of nuisances inspected, 30 notices served, 30; and 24 hid been complied with. The scavenging of the district continued satisfactorily. The dairies, inilkshops, and cowsheds had been inspected and found correct, and the bakehouses and shops kept) for the sale of butcher's meat, poultry, game, fish. fruit, &c., were also found clean. The number of infected houses in the district was five; extra visits made to same, 43; and four houses had been disinfected during the month. The insp3ctor reported that 93 vessels entering Barry Dock had been inspected during the month, four of which were found defective or dirty, and notices to abate the same were served. THE SMALL POX CASE AT BARRY. The small pox patient at Barry Dock, John- Davies, was discharged from the hospital on the 12th instant, all the bedding being destroyed, and the place thoroughly disinfected a second time. LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Mr S. B. Summerfield, the assistant inspector of nuisances, applied for a fortnight's holiday, which was granted.
..1 ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS.
..1 ITEMS FROM BARRY DOCKS. BARRY DOCK TIDE TABLE FOR NEXT WEEK. The following ih the tide table for Barry Dock for the week commencing to-morrow (Saturday):— Day. Morn. Aft. h. m. ft in. h. m. ft. in. Saturday, 26 10. 52 28. 2 11. 14 27. (j Sunday, 27 11. 36 26.10 —— Monday, 28 0. 7 26. 7 0. 39 26. 1 Tuesday, 29 1. 13 26. 9 1. 50 26. 10 Wednesday, 30. 2. 23 28. 4 2. 57 28. 11 Thursday, 31 3. 28 30. 9 3. 57 31. 3 Friday, 1 4. 23 33. 2 4. 48 33. 6 LAST WEEK'S SHIPPING AND SHIP- MENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The following is a report of last week's shipping and shipments at Barry Dock :— Number. Tonnage. Steamers arrived 42 55,194 Do. sailed 25 24,829 Sailing Vessels arrived 9. 13,289 Do. sailed 9 12,696 Steamers in Dock 34 50,660 Sailing Vessels do. 19 29,945 Total 53 80,605 Vesaek in Dock as per previous report 36 49,869 Increase 17 30,736 Vessels in Dock corresponding week 1893 44 61,083 The imports at Barry Dock last week amounted to 1,370 tons 0 cwt; ditto same period last year, 2.192 tons 10 cwt decrease, 822 tons 10 cwt. The total imports for the week ended May 19th amounted to 56,933 tons 3 cwt.; corresponding week eaded May 20th, 18U3, 59,159 tons 12 cwt; decrease, 2,226 tonx 9 cwt. The total exports last week amounted to 69,207 tons 0 cwt. Corresponding week ended May 20th, 1893, 92,349 tons 6 cwt; decrease, 23,142 ton? 6 cwt. Total to May 19th, 1894, 1,888.898 tons 18 cwt.; corresponding week last year. 1,754,658 tons 13 cwt. increase, 134,240 tons S cwt. DAMAGE TO A BARRY-BOUND STEAMER. The steamship Trelawny, of, St. Ives, belong- ing to Messi Foster, Haine, and Company, is undergoing repairs to her bow at the Barry Grav- ing Dock, necessitating the removal of several plates. Repairs are also being made to the tail shaft and propellor. BARRY-LADEN STEAMERS COLLIDE IN THE SUEZ. The British steamers St. Giles, from Barry for Colombo, and the St. Marnock, from Barry for Suez, collided in the Suez Cauel. Both pro- ceeded. Damage, if any, not known. LXST WEEK'S SHIPMENTS AT BARRY DOCK. The export and import shipments at Barry Dock last week amounted to 70,577 tons 0 cwt., made up as follows:— EXPORTS. Tons. cwt. Coal and coke 69,205 0 General merchandise 2 0 IMPORTS. Pitwood 1,364 0 General merchandise 6 0 Total. 70,577 0
"WELL PLAYED, TIOMOUEA."
"WELL PLAYED, TIOMOUEA." A friend writing a personal letter concludes with the following: "This is from one of my small school boys, after describing all his walks And runs on [Saturday last,—My hocks (or Avhatevcr they call the the back of the knees), got stiller and stiller, and when I was getting into bed I found I could hardly move, and so I managed feebly to reach the place where the Homocea lives, and put some on my le», and to-day it is perfectly well. Well played, Homocea HOMOCEA Y. BRUISES. Mr. Thomas Lydiatt, of the Liverpool Evangeli- sation Society, residing at Clifton-terrace, Birkenhead, aays his son got a severe blow just over the eye with a cricket ball, causing much swelling and discoloura- tion. He had it at once rubbed well with Homocea, afterwards applying it as a plaster. This was at night. Next morning the swelling was greatly reduced, and by the evening there was hardly a sign of the bruise. "RASH ON FACE." Gentlemen,—For three years I suffered very much from some painful rash on my face. I tried doctors and ointment, but was at last advised by a friend to try Homocea, and I am thankful to say it has quita cured me. I felt it my duty to send you a testimonial, alld remain yours most respectfully, AMELIA JONES. INFLAMED FOOT AND ANKLE. NORTH MAKSTON VICARAGE, BUCKS. g;r Yonr "Homocea" has cured an inflamed foot of -.iiie, which caused me great pain and almost Umed me for a while. It has since com- pletely relieved a friend's ankle, owing to which, till he cried your Ointment, he walked with extreme difficulty. xours 8iDC6r6ly « S. B. JAMES, D.D. LORD COMBERMERE says HOMOCEA did him more good than any embrocation he had ever used for rheumatism. LORD CARRICK writes: "I wish to testify, to the good hand of God my Father upon me, in blessing your Homocea' in healing me of bleeding piles. Remember that "HOMOCEA INSTANTLY TOUCHES THE SPOT." All wholesale houses stock HOMOCEA. It can be attained from Chemists and others at Is. 1J4.0 or 28. 9d. per box, or will be sent by post for Is. 3d. And 3s. from the wholesale agency, 21, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead.
LIBERAL MEETING AT BARRY DOCK.
LIBERAL MEETING AT BARRY DOCK. STIRRING ADDRESS BY MR ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS, M.P. THE HON. GENTLEMAN ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION. DISESTABLISHMENT AND THE BUDGET. PROSPECTS OF A DISSOLUTION. ALDERMAN MEGGITT AND THE REVOLTING WELSH MEMBERS. RESOLUTION OF CONFIDENCE IN THE SITTING MEMBER. L BY OUR OWN REPORTERS.] A public meeting of Liberals of the Barry district was held on Thursday evening, the 17th instant, at the Bible Christian Chapel, Barry Dock, for the purpose of hearing an address from Mr Arthur J. Williams, the representative of the Parliamentary division of South Glamorgan. The chair was occupied by County Alderman J. C. Meggitt, who with the hon. member, were supported on the platform by the Rev J. Honey and Mr B. Lewis, and amongst the audience, which was a fairly large and representative one, were the Revs D. H. Rees, W. Tibbott, Christmas J. Lewis W. W. Williams, G. LI. Williams. W. Daniel, W' Williams, and T. Pandy John, Messrs Jenkin Meredith, E. J. D. Irish, H. H. Russell, W. Dooley, D. Davies, J. E. Wensley, G. Roach, J. A. Manaton, F. Inglis, E. F. Blackmore, M. G. MacGregor, T. Griffiths, W. P. Clark, James Davies, J. O. Davies, White, W. Miller, Fred Walls, T. S. Thomas, D. Morgan, E. Ray, M. Nicholas, H. L. Jones, B. Lewis, H. Fisher, B. Lewis (jun.), W. Paterson, Dr Kelly, J. Thomas, J. D. Davies, Dr O'Donnell, Attwood, T. Cosslett, T. Clark, N. Hughes, D. Hamer, T. White, W. Copp, W. J. Flowers, and R. G. Russell (secretary of the Barry and Cadoxton Liberal Association). The meeting, which was characterised by much enthusiasm throughout, was a successful one in every respect, and the cordiality with which the vote of confidence in Mr Williams was passed testified unmistakeably to the degree of apprecia- tion felt by the Liberals of the district of the faithful services of the hon. gentleman. SPIRITED SPEECH BY MR MEGGITT. The Chairman opened with a stirring speech, which infused a considerable amount of political fire into the proceedings. He should, he said, like his first word that evening to be a word of welcome, and in the name of the audience and of the local Liberal Association to accord a hearty welcome to their representative, Mr Arthur Williams. (Applause.) There were many calls upon the time and attention of a member of Parliament like Mr Williams, representing as he did the largest division in the County of Glamorgan, with a number of voters of between 13,000 and 14,000. (Cheers.) Since Mr Williams had last addressed his constituents at Barry the Liberal party in the country had been making history v.ery fast. (Hear, hear.) When he then addressed them, the Em- ployers' Liability Act had just been passed by the House of Commons. They remembered, however, how it was mutilated by the House of Lords, and the consequence was that the Home Secretary very wisely determined to withdraw the Bill, and it was now, therefore, for a time a dead Bill. Next came the Parish Councils Bill, an Act which to his mind would work out nothing short of social revolution in the rural parts of the country, for it established the principle of one man one vote. (Applause.) It also dealt with the questions of the election of Board of Guardians, District Councils, the abolition of plural voting, of which they had had some experience in the Barry district. (Hear, hear.) It also would make the old system of open voting, he thought, a thing almost unknown in the future, and the ballot system would in future be utilised in all elections. (Cheers.) Mr Meggitt next referred to the great loss experienced by the removal from political life of the greatest states- man which the present century had known, and it would be long, he believed, before they could accurately estimate the loss sustained by the removal of such a noble character, but when the history of the present century came to be written they would find the history of the venerable leader of the Liberal party stood shoulder and upwards above any other. (Applause.) The Liberal party, Mr Meggitt continued, was engaged in one of the fiercest fights of modern times. In the House of Commons they were fighting deter. minedly an opposition which was backed up by the House of Lords-that terrible engine called the veto—which, with Lord Salisbury at his head, like some Mephistopheles, continually dominated at will over the Conservative party. (Hisses.) But. although the opposition may be strong and deter- mined, there was no need to be discouraged. (Hear, hear.) The political programme was worth fighting for, and, in his opinion, would prevail. (Applause.) Referring to the benefits of the Registration Bill, Mr Meggitt said he hoped that the representative for South Glamorgan would ¿- +hn. +\ endeavour to urge upon Lile ouverumeui lIue desirability of placing returning officers' expenses, not upon the candidate for Parliament, but upon the rates. (Hear, hear.) Perhaps, the speaker added, they did not realise the drift of that remark. As they knew, it was a great drawback upon men who were not rich in trying to secure a Parlia- mentary seat in having to pay such heavy ex- penses. At present, in nearly all cases, mem- bers of Parliament were rich men, but if the clause he had referred to was inserted in the Registration Bill, it would. make the way clear for men with ability, common- sense, and the support of the party behind them, to take their seat in the House of Commons, and not be deterred by a want of monetary means. (Cheers.) Speaking of the Budget, Mr Meggitt said it was the most radical and democratic budget of recent years. Its adoption would benefit the working-classes and prove a substantial increase of income to the country—(hear, hear)-and they were under a debt of deep gratitude to the chancellor of the exchequer for the manly action he had taken in the matter. (Applause.) An item in the programme of the Liberal party which should commend itself to all Liberals, especially to those of the Principality, was the Welsh Church Disestablishment Bill. (Applause.) He was glad to see the manly and vigorous letter from their member which had appeared in the Press, and he only regretted it had not been penned sooner. (Cheers.) After agreeing that the measure should be passed by the House of Commons as soon as possible. Mr Meggitt expressed disapproval of the action of certain Welsh members in sonnection with the Bill. There did not, he added, seem any immediate probability of the Bill passing in the present session of Parliament, although he believed the Government had given an earnest of their intention to bring this question to an early settlement, and they should urge Parliament as strongly as possible to place this measure in the forefront in the next session. (Cheers.) He (Mr Meggitt) had spoken of the past and present, but what of the future of the Liberal Party ? The future was in the hands of the country. They could not expect Parliament to legislate in advance of public opinion, and it was for the people to say what useful measures should be carried out. It was for them to say what industrial reform should be brought about by Parliament, and it was for the electors to say they required forward movements, and when that was expressed in a determined MR. A. J. WILLIAMS, M.P., SOUTH GLAMORGAN. manner there was no Government or House of Lords that would withstand the voice of the t people. (Cheers.) They would have difficulties to contend with, such as discontented Welshmen and labour members of Parliament, but if the difficulties were faced in a brave and manly way they would disappear one by one, sound policy would prevail, and right would win the day. (Loud applause.) ME. ARTHUR J. WILLIAMS REVIEWS CURRENT POLITICS. Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., then rose to address the meeting, and was accorded a hearty reception. The hon. gentleman said be had long desired to pay a visit to his constituents in this important pait of his division. (Hear, hear.) Members of Parliament had been very hard worked during the last eighteen months, and he did not suppose in the whole history of Parliament there had been a time of such strain as had been put upon each individual Liberal member during the past eighteen months. He was not sure that it was wise to have given up the few days which they had for holiday at Whitsuntide to meet his con- stituents, but in a weak moment he gave way to the feeling that he would like to meet his con- stituents before Parliament met again. (Cheers.) Through that meeting and those present he ventured to make an appeal to his constituents throughout the division to show more than usual consideration and forbearance for him for some time to come, as the calls upon the time of mem- bers of Parliament were now so great. At no distant date he would probably have to face another 1 I ALDERMAN J. C. MEGGITT, BARRY. antagonist in an election, but; he was confident they would send him back to l\trli;um nt to assist in finishing the work th.tt hui been so well begun by the Liberal party. (Cheers.) Looking back to the not remote past, there wn.s a blank in the great arena of the countryV. work. There had passed away a central figure whose greatness, glory, devotion to duty, and whose unflagging efforts for the benefit of the people—and not for a class-would live for ever in the hearts of all who were proud to say to-day and for ever that they had been a countryman of Mr Gladstone. (Loud applause.) He (the speaker) told them honestly he could not trust himself to speak of that figure, a figure which, he was afraid, would no longer be seen in the House of Commons. He had gone, and they had a new prime minister. A great deal had been said with regard to a peer taking the place of a commoner as leader of the great Liberal party. He (the speaker) was glad that a member of the Upper Chamber had become Radical Prime Minister, for if anyone was to do the work of reforming the House of Peers it was Lord Rosebery. (Cheers.) The speaker remem- bered-about twenty-three years ago—going to a meeting in a small attic in St. Martin's-lane, London, in connection with an artisans' institute, at which there was to be read a paper upon some rather advanced question of labour politics, and when he (the speaker) got in there appeared two gentlemen, one of whom was the late Lord Lytton, and the other was a youth, clean-shaved and pleasant-looking. Lord Lytton rose and proposed that Lord Rosebery take the chair. Upon this a working-man member of the institute remarked they did not have anything to do with lords there, and asked his name and occupation. (Laughter.) Thereupon Lord Rosebery, in a pleasant genial manner, said his name was Reginald George Primrose, but that he had no occupation except that of being a member of the House of Lords. (Continued laughter.) The lecture was delivered, and in acknowledging a vote of thanks moved to him this young lord-he could not have been more than 24 or 25 years of age-said, "My friends, my being a member of the House of Lords is not my fault but my misfortune." (Cheers.) He (Mr Williams) was sure Lord Rosebery would recall the fact if he read the account of this meet- ing, and he thought to this day Lord Rosebery considered his connection with the House of Lords a misfortune. (Hear, hear.) No doubt, with his great power, political insight, and broad Radical instincts, brightened into conviction, Lord Rosebery would prove the right person to lead the Liberal party in endeavouring to further the interests of the people by the adoption of wholesome reforms. (Applause.) The new prime minister knew that the gilded chamber had been the means of oppos- ing every great aspiration of the people. Lord Rosebery had been studying the great problems, not of society, but of labour, and had realised what democracy meant, a great wave surging onward, giving every man a fair chance and a rightful claim upon the community, and which was destroying the domineering power of capitalists in the country. (Applause.) Referring to the work of the Government, the hon. gentleman said there had been a constant anxiety, having to con- tend always with the demon of obstruction rising each time they sought to accomplish desirable legislation, but the Liberal party had, under Mr Gladstone. accomplished work which I would stand out prominently in the programme of legislation, and under Lord Rosebery this would be continued. (Cheers.) If the Employers' Liability Bill had become law the employes would have been guarded against neglect and accident, and their condition of labour materially improved all round, but the upper chamber, in consideration of their monopo- lies—professing to have the interests of the masses at heart-had deliberately been the cause ef the withdrawal of the measure, determined that the great body of workers should have no political or social freedom, but should continue to be bound down hand and foot within the borders of their monopoly. (" Shame.") The Lords had vetoed the BiJJ, but their action had brought the reform of thel.Upper House within measurable distance. (Cheers.) That factor of rural liberty, the Parish Councils Act, which, as the chairman said, would undoubtedly work a complete revolution in the rural districts, and promote greater freedom of action, suffered severe opposition, various means being adopted to prevent its passing into law, and he should like the country to properly realise what the leaders and members of the Liberal party went through night after night in trying to persuade the Opposition to allow the Bill to pass. (Cheers.) The Bill did pass, and it was a great achievement, reflecting much credit as well upon the leaders and rank and file of the party. (Applause.) What was the Government doing ? They had still before them the same determined obstruction. Those men who were once Radicals were now worse than Tories. They were renegades to the great prin- ciples they once professed. It had been seen how they had tried to throw out the Government, and the most wholesome and revolutionary measures that had ever been brought forward. The Govern- ment had also brought in a most important Bill, a measure which was the beginning of the end of a wretched religious controversy which had raged for the last twenty-five years. He referred ro the Welsh Disestablishment Bill. (Cheers.) When he looked back to the time when he was first elected representative of this division, and viewed what had been done for Wales and in Wales, it went far beyond his most sanguine expectations. Some time ago Wales was considered a wild country, full of strange people, and the rc-presentatives were treated as some insignificant body of men. (Laughter.) Since then, however, they had secured an overwhelming majority of Welsh Liberals to the House of Commons, and the claims of Wales were promptly advanced, and to no one was credit due more than to the lute Mr Henry Richard, of Merthyr, the great apostle of peace and progrtss. 'Cheers.) How apt were they to forget t'ns great as time went by. but he (the speaker) did not forget that Mr Richard was the first to act as chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary committee. It was Mr Richard's wise counsel, his judicious and earnest reasoning, and his progres- sive principles, always conciliatory, which enabled them to meet together in friendly council and conduct their business for the benefit of Wales, and although there were different opinions some- times an amicable settlement was invariably arrived at. (Hear, hear.) The el.Lims of Wales wpre urged upon the Government, and many educational and other concessions were won. (Cheers.) They had brought before the conscience of England the great national injustice that had beeu done to Wales for generations, and the Disestablishment, Bill had now been introduced, and, whether in this or next session, it was bound to pass. (Applause.) lie was agreeably dis- appointed. in common with the majority of his countrymen, to find that the Bill had been con- structed in such a wise and statesmanlike spirit. It was not. however, he was bound to say, a measure which he regarded as perfect, but, though in many respects it might be altered to advantage, they must take it. and not forget that they were dealing with a great question of principle, and he was sure that as Nonconformists they would accept the same in a liberal spirit. (Cheers.) He deplored the irritation and ill-feeling that the Bill had caused, and it was a pity that the Church- people of Wales had been moved to a feeling they would regret in the future. (Hear, hear.) It was, he maintained, a much more liberal measure in many respects than the Irish Disestablishment Bill. He would not go into history, as to whether the act was one of the grossest injustice or not that they should disestablish and disendow the Church. IU was prepared to say that men of the highest character, men of knowledge and high station—as high as any archbishop or bishop— such as Canon Scott Holland, Rev Prebendary Heighton, and others, had declared themselves in favour of the Bill, and Dr Percival, the respected head-master of Rugby, writing on the subject, said We, Liberal Churchmen, cannot hold that it is for the real advantage of the Church to con- tinue to hold a position which must prejudice her spiritual claims. Were not tithes granted to the Church on the understanding that the clergy ministered to all the people ? and if so large a number reject her ministrations is it fair to go on exacting them for that purpose? Will not the Church be much stronger for her great spiritual work if she falls back upon the tithes paid in good will by her members and get rid of the suspicion of English people imposing upon un- willing Wales ?" (Cheers.) Dealing with the details of the Disestablishment Bill, Mr Williams thought the three commissioners to be appointed under the Act should be composed of two Welsh- men and a prominent Liberal Churchman, the two to be cho3en equally by North and South Wales. A grave objection in the Bill was the clause which gave power to the status of the Church being partly recreated, preferring as he did that it should remain a voluntary body. (Cheers.) He contended that the principles of religious equality should be preserved. The Bill provided that if the membersiof the Church in Wales—after they had been placed upon an equality with the other sects -wished it. they could be given a charter which would constitute them a corporation, and under which they could hold property and land. (A voice Shame.") If he had to draw that Bill, he would tell them honestly he would not do that (Hear, hear.) Let them have complete religious j equality, Then again with reference to compensa- tion, he was not sorry that the Bill had been drawn in that generous spirit; but he thought it a mis- take, even in the interests of the Church, that the incumbent of the parish was to receive the whole of his present income for the rest of his life. Surely it would have been reasonable that he should have only one-third of the income. He declared to them, though, much as he objected to a good deal, he thought that in the interest of peace this miserable controversy should end, and that they should be placed on such terms that at least there should be agreement between them. (Hear, hear.) He would take the Bill as it stood, without an alteration, if they could only have an end of this affair, and have Christian charity throughout the land. (Applause.) He warned the Church people of Wales that if the present Bill was defeated it would not be so liberal a measure undoubtedly if brought in a second time. (Applause.) That day week they carried the second reading of the Budget Bill by a majority of fourteen. It was net a large majority, he admitted, but it was good enough. (Cheers.) If the Liberal party kept together they would pass this Budget, which was one of the most progressive measures introduced, and reflected the greatest credit upon Sir William Harcourt. the present noble measure stamping his character with honour. (Applause.) Referring to the agitation ¡ for increased armament in the country, the speaker said he was in favour of disarmament rather than armament, but in order to meet the demand made by the country the Government had to find four million sterling for the purpose. Sir William Harcourt had pluckily met this by taxing property in proportion to its worth. (Cheers.) The consequence was that the Houses of Parliament was in an uproar, and the Duke of Westminster was said to be in tears. (Laughter and applause.) The country would be taxed in proportion to its wealth, and the working-man would be more and more relieved of this burden. (Applause.) During his noble speech on the occasion of the introduc- tion of the Budget, Sir William Harcourt turned to Mr Chamberlain, and asked what Birmingham was going to do with the Budget, and followed up the remark by reading an extract from a speech delivered by Mr Chamberlain some years ago, when a Liberal, in which he stated that "oae way to remedy the injustice of the taxation of the country would be by a scheme of graduated taxa- tion. being the only principle fair and just to all classes of the community. (Laughter and ap- plause.) This principle, Mr Williams continued, was included in the B ldget, yet Mr Chamberlain voted against it. (Continued laughter.) They would, therefore, see that the alliance between the dissentient Liberals and the Conservatives was an unholy alliance. (Cheers.) With regard to the future, the Liberals were going to peg away at the Registration Bill, and continue to carry on this great war of justice and freedom. (Cheers.) They were going to carry the Budget through Parlia- ment or go to the country with a determined cry of Reform the Lords." (Applause.) If the I Registration Bill was passed, it would enable the Liberals throughout the country, who were at present handicapped by plurai votes, to have justice, and if Liberals were true and steadfast, a Bill for the payment of members of Parliament could also be passed. (Cheers.) These were real reforms the present Government were endeavour- ing to carry through, and he appealed for the undivided support ana sympathy of the electors. (Applause.) With regard to organisation, he hoped true and energetic Liberals would assist in this matter, because it was impcssible for members of Parliament to do the work of proselytising and organising the electors. (Hear, hear.) The hon. gentlemen referred in satisfactory terms to the revival of organisation in this district, and trusted the example would be followed by other parts of the division, so that the Liberal majority at the next election might be materially enhanced. (Cheers.) He would, no doubt, be opposed at the next elec- tion. It was a sacrifice for him and a considerable one. as it would be the fourth time he held fought and successfully defended the seat. ( Hear, hear.) He would ask them to be forbearing, considerate, sympathetic, and earnest towards him. and then his gratitude to them would be shown by continu- ing to perform services on their behalf to the best of his ability. (Loud and prolonged cheering.) A RESOLUTION OF CONFIDENCE. Mr B. Lewis then moved the following resolu- tion That entire confidence is hereby expressed in Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P., as the parliamentary representative of South Glamorgan. (Cheers.) Mr Lewis remarked Mr Williams was always present in Parliament when required, and invariably voted on the right side. (Hear, hear.) He thought all present would support the motion, whether Liberal or Conservative, for the latter party had been unable yet to produce a better man. They had tried, but miserably failed. (Applause.) Dr Kelly, in seconding, said as an Irishman he felt grateful to Mr Williams for the attention given by him to all phases of Liberal principles, especially, however, for the interests of his (Dr Kelly's) own particular country. (Hear, hear.) The sitting member was the right man for South Glamorgan, and he would ask them not to mention the name of Chamberlain with that of the member for South Glamorgan. (Cheers.) The Nationalists of this iuimediate neighbourhood would vote solid to a man for Mr Williams, and he hoped the Welsh- men also would do the same, and not listen to speeches like those delivered by Church defenders I at Barry recently, which were eloquent, no doubt, but lamentably devoid of reason. (Applause.) The resolution was put to the meeting and carried amid acclamation. The proceedings closed after a vote of thanks had been unanimously passed on the motion of Mr A. J. Williams to Mr Meggitt for presiding, and cheers were again given for Mr Williams, with a volley for the Liberal party. MR. A. J. WILLIAMS, M.P., AT PENARTH. OUR MEMBER HAS KILLED THE WELSH REVOLT. THE HON. GENTLEMAN REPLIES TO VARIOUS QUESTIONS. On Monday evening last a meeting of Liberals was held at Andrews' Lesser-hall, Penarth. when Mr Arthur J. Williams, M.P. for South Glamor- gan, delivered an address on current and prospec- tive politics to his constituents in that portion of the division. The chair was occupied by Mr W. B. Gibbs, J.P., and amongst those present were Dr Ashley Bird, Mr Sam Thomas, Professor Elliott, Mr R. N. Hall, Mr T. Holman, Councillor W. B. Shepherd, Mr G. Pile, Mr and Mrs J. H. Jones, &c. The Chairman opened by introducing Mr Williams to the audience, which was a numerous one, and spoke of the trying, unparalleled, and intolerant opposition experienced by the Liberal party during the past year or two at the hands of interests representing the drink traffic, monopoly, privilege, and vested interests, who were jealous of the remarkable strides of progress which were being made by democracy in all its forms. (Cheers.) Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., who was well received, said it was his privilege that day to take part in the important function of laying, by Lord Dun- raven, of the foundation stone of an intermediate school for Bridgend. (Cheers.) He was glad that the Penarth Committee had succeeded in obtaining a special grant of £480 from the Science and Art Department towards the building fund of a similar institution for Penarth, and he trusted the build- ing would soon be set on foot. (Applause.) Mr Williams spoke of the splendid services rendered in the direction of progressive politics by the present Government, and described Mr Gladstone as the greatest hero of British politics who had ever lived, and said in his closing speech in the House of Commons the venerable statesman sounded the great battle-cry against the House of Lords for the Liberal party of the future. (Ap- plause.) He claimed that the veto power of the House of Peers should be overthrown, and the due rights of public opinion recognised. (Cheers.) The hon. gentleman said the Welsh Church Dis- establishment Bill would prove a message of peace and goodwill to the population of Wales, and would prove as great a blessing to the members of the Welsh Church as to other sections of Christi- I anity in the Principality. (Applause.) It was manifestlv unfair to exclude curatcs from com pensation under the Bill, and trusted that some thing might be done to give reasonable compensa- tion to the honest, bona, fide, and hard- working curate. (Cheers.) Mr Williams also spoke of other questions of practical politics. Reviewing the work which the Government had accomplished, he remarked that the Parish Councils Bill placed the poor-law administration in the hands of thope most fitted to exercise it. The Employers' Liability Bill was formulated to prevent accidents, and its compensatory principle was a secondary matter. (Hear, hear.) The Budget was a grand one. It was going to get four millions out of ground rents in towns but it was not so much the money it was going to get as the keynote it struck with reference to finance in the future, for ii proposed to relieve taxation in a way which was thoroughly in accord with modern Liberal and democratic principles. (Applause.) Mr Henry Radcliffe asked permission to put a few questions to Mr Williams, and this having been readily granted. Mr Radcliffe enquired the hon. gentleman's views as to the purchase of leases. Mr A. J. Williams replied by stating he presumed the gentleman meant the enfranchise- ment of leaseholds. He wished to be correctly reported on this occasion, as the Press had once misrepresented his views on the question. He was opposed to leasehold enfranchisement as such. It was a very inadequate method of dealing with the question of land for building purposes. He con- sidered the time had oome when persons building houses on another man's land, and willing to pay rent charge for the privilege of investing his money in this way, should not be turned out. but become absolute owner of the property. (Loud cheers.) He would go further, and maintain that property should belong to the lessee, and ought never to revert to the landowners. Mr Radcliffe next asked Mr Williams' views as to the principle of betterment. Mr Williams, in reply, said this was a principle which had already been admitted by both houses of Parliament. He considered wherever land had been improved to unearned increment, and large rents exacted for the use of that land, in case of anything being done to improve the places the land should be obliged to pay a large share of the expenditure. (Cheers.) Mr Radcliffe further asked the hon. gentleman's opinions as to royalties. Mr A. J. Williams replied that the abolition of royalties would benefit nobody. Enormous figures were drawn annually by way of royalty, and if a tithe of this unearned increment was devoted to public purposes from the coal valleys alone it would mean that the public would be benefited to the extent of £ 70.000 per annum. (Applause.) Mr Williams added that in face of the enormous amount drawn by landlords from the mineral valleys every year they had never paid their proper share, or, indeed, any share, towards public purposes. (Cries of 4i shame.") Mr J. H. Jones, on being asked to propose a vote of confidence in the Government and Mr Williams, said the duty was a difficulty one. (Laughter.) He was sorry to find by Mr Williams' remarks that evening that he was somewhat half- hearted on the labour question. Mr Williams replied that Mr Jones was in error. He was neither uncertain, nor was be timid, on the great questions affecting the cause of labour. Mr Jones said he evidently had made a mistake. Congratulating Mr Williams upon his outspoken letter as to the revolt of the dissentient Liberal members in Wales. Mr Jones said the revolt was now dead, and the passing of the Disestablishment Bill was assured. (Applause.) Addresses were also delivered by Dr Ashley Bird, Mr George Pile, Councillor Shepherd, and other gentlemen, the Chairman being warmly congratulated upon the magisterial honours recently conferred upon him. and Mr Arthur Williams, on leaving the room, was again greeted with quite an ovation.
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