PATRIOTISM AND BUSINESS. Mr. Chesterton had some excellent things to say on Patriotism in a recent issue of the Daily News. He says that we have to take extraordinary trouble to make a thing ordinary. The whole human world is made up of instances of this perhaps as good an example as any other is the conduct of those colossal benefactors of mankind, our fathers and mothers. You and I would certainly not be the splendid public monuments that we are if our fathers and mothers had not given us not only a great deal more devotion than we deserved, but a great deal more devotion than we in any strictly ascertainable and scientific sense required. Mr. Chesterton calls this unreasonable, and so it is, and very unbusinesslike, for fathers and mothers belung to that tribe that Tolstoi calls Ivan the Fool. They are creators, and who can squeeze into a balance sheet made out half- yearly or yearly the profit and loss and assets of fathers and mothers. In this view Mr. Chester- ton agrees with Shakespeare, for in the "Merchant of Venice," Shylock, the strict business man, the mere business man is dis- graced, and legal human justice is ridiculed. It cannot, of course, be maintained that the business man is of no value to human life. He is of great value. Things have to be distributed from place to place. This requires organisation, order, and method. Modern science has im- mensely helped business by the machinery of railways, steamers, telephones, and a system of credit. When you pass Mark Lane, and other markets, the business man smoking his cigar, and drinking his Split," gives you an impression that he is the Lord of creation. He has an immoderate idea of his own importance. After all he is not everybody. Should Ivan the Fool who produces the corn and other materials of commerce in a fit of insane magic be able to destroy all produce, the Lord of creation would feel very small if there was no corn, &c., to make a deal in. It is not so difficult to reap when there have been sowers. Patriotism requires something more than business. Think of Nelson quibbling about profit and loss and a balance sheet when the English nation's existence was at stake. His motto was "Success or death." He was ready to give everything to the cause. Patriotism requires enormous devotion, infinite love, and a giving that no balance sheet can estimate. Mr. Evan Roberts seems to be a man of enormous faith. It is many a day since such a believer appeared in Wales. When the cause that is dear to his heart seems to fail his distress is pitiful to see, his whole frame is convulsed, and racked. He believes like Mary Magdalen, his love is great, and great things come of it. You cannot assess his doings in a balance sheet and I a profit and loss account, not in one that human beings can draw out. Mankind adores a patriot, a believer and a lover. They know their accounts extend beyond the arbitrary limits of business and science. There are many men, however, who desire to pose and appear as doing a lot for the nation. They reap their reward. Like some of Dante's sinners they are condemned to the Hell of Appearances where the unfortunates go round and round endlessly. One man promises to do something, but in reality expects the other will do it. The other promises and expects the first man to do it. So it goes on. They wait the one for the other for ever. Like the babes in the woods they wander about and get to that funny place called nowhere. It ends as it began it, appearance, and comes to nothing where it started. But the believer and lover of his country is a reality. He acts.
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LORD RENDEL'S MESSAGE. At the National Convention for the counly of Montgomery, held in Newtown on Saturday, and very numerously attended by delegates from all parts of the county, and presided over by Mr. Hugh Lewis, J.P., the following message from Lord Rendel, who, as Mr. Stuart Rendel, represented Montgomeryshire in the House of Commons for many years, was read Hatchlands, Guildford, June 21, 1905. "My dear Hugh Lewis.—The forthcoming conference at Newtown will make many of us feel once more young, for it will take us back to the great year for Newtown, the year 1880. Once more will Newtown be the centre of national life and uprising—a battlefield of Wales. A quarter of a century has passed and yet how many will recall the struggle and. the triumph! You will remember the faith and the enthusiasm for your cause, and what is more important you will remember your courageous belief in your- selves and your splendid confidence in your leader, for it was by these you won the day. And now history is about to repeat itself. Your present cause is not less momentous. It is even more righteous. It is a fight, not for political freedom but for religious freedom, and it is the signal glory of Wales that this battle is to be fought first and foremost by Welshmen, and that not for Wales only but for the entire realm. Thus Newtown is once again a city of deliverance from a thraldom more hateful even than that of 1880. You ask me for a word of sympathy and en- couragement With all my mind and heart I would support your cause once more. To me your faith and your enthusiasm are not less inspiring than in 1880. You have a more brilliant and experienced leader now than then. All you need is more and more confidence in yourselves. I beseech you to suffer neither arro- gance nor wealth, neither the reputation of oppo- nents, nor the defection of allies to intimidate you. Shall Welshmen win honour and power on this vital issue in the House of Commons and lose both in the heart of Wales ? England is with you, Scotland is with you. Can Wales be false to itself and them ? It was the virgin Tory stronghold of Wales that Montgomeryshire forced in 1880. It is no more than a discredited rabble that Mont- gomeryshire has now but to drive in:o the last ditch of dissolution.—Believe me to be, very sincerely yours, RENDEL." Stirring speeches were delivered at the Con- vention by Messrs. Humphreys-Owen, M.P. J. Herbert Lewis, M. P. J. Herbert Roberts, M.P.; Frank Edwards, M.P., and others, and strong resolutions approving of the stand made by the Welsh County Councils, and pledging liberal support to the Campaign Fund were passed unanimously.
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