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0- The Gower Division. I LABOUR CAMPAIGN OPENED. Mr John Williams at Ystalyfera. The first of k series of meetings to further Lbo janjdidatrire of Mr John Williaws, Labour can- didate for the Gower division, was held at the Pnbtic Hal) Ystalvfera, on Monday night. Mr Daniel Daaiels?, Gurnos, preuided, and the JUjle hall was crowded. Mr ffai.Braee predic'ed that future reforms would be largely economical, and for that reason they mult have the voior; of labour beard in the House of Comrnoos. Labour treu. in Tiades Congresses and elaowbeie, were, be said, opposed to the education scheme < t ihn present Govern- ment, which violated the 'irst piiuciplea of good government that representation and taxij- iion should so together. Hat for Welsh County Councils there would bo hundred1* more passive registers m-Wales, The Federation of Miners were tannteu because they compelled minerj to join tbe organisation, but his answer was that no mau had a right to interfere with a man's religions convictions. Tiie passive rssistar re- fused to pay tiie-eckieatioti rut:) on account of conscience, bntrtlje non-Unionist- lefnsed to pay because he WoiW too maan to do :1.0. The Labour party would Iwve been pleased with proper Biblical tucilino¡;{, ill schools, but Illtuer than have thaaotitinualic.il of a controversy that had disgraced Christianity tiler would view with pleasure a national system of sscular education, As to tbss propo?ect tariff reform, ho contended lhat the claim chat, wage^t would advance in correspondence with the increased cost of living was quite fallacious. Mr John Williams paid Le believed that Par- liamentary lepre-en ta tion f o-da y was not what the constituents ibtoughoiU the country desired. It savonted too alfrotjely of individualism. People often soncrht to enter Parliament for their own aggrandisement, and not in that trnly tepreson- (ative spirit which should regulate their actions. There was a time in too hi-story of tho country when individual* entering Parliament had hardly anyone bat themselves to represent. Such representatives even to-day formed a majoiiiy of those leturueri to the flor.se of Commons. They did not cart', onca the election was over, to con- sult their constituents, bm Ihe democracy ware beginning to feel that they wanted more of the principle of defection in tbe rorneseritatives of the country. Why, he asked, nbonld not mem- 3ersof Parliament visit the conslituenciesduring Parliamentary crhea to educate their consti- tuents in ma'.ters psttaining lo their welfare'' [D (his age of progress the leaders cf the people —and Parliamentary representatives were leaders-should et ail times keeptheircon- Uituents in the van of progressive politics. The first duty of a Parliamentary representative waa to ascertain whether his political spirit was in barmoniy with that of tho-e whom be repiesen- led. (fhe ltme nad arrived '.vbeu constituencies tbcutd, 39 far a? possible, rotorn Labour mem- bers whq were in fall sympathy with tbe desireR it the working classes. They should not send to Parliament men wb-G wioI8DeÍ-oua or pessimistic, nen who could n<?t be brought to believe in pro- cess and reform.* N\Vithrepaid to party loyalty, le was 1<11 ontavrt out Labonr representative. Notwithstanding the fact that ha had been a Uaunch supporter Of Liberalism in times past- lud bejbad nothing.tntgood to say of Llberals- Jet he felt there wmj ne«5d. for the existence of a more progressive par-tv in tho country and lhat ihould be a L a cfo.U r'p ajr J y,»le c 16 do nth o cl e r ti lines. Being Läaboør man he tlesired-ioid&nlify himself with the TeatTer's oT ^EatJobr,"nfn:f Would at all times aet with aneh morv Mabon, Mr Tom Richards. Mr J Rurng. Mr R. BaH. Mr KClr Hardie, aud Mr Shackleton. A parly such aa he itewiiedtc "ee woald take destructive action in politics. He did not mean that they should destroy property or life, tmf destroy antiquated Acts of Parliament, which bad 100 long been Idlowad to clog ttu* wheels af progress', lu connectiort with the representation of Gower, be could fay that for the !aa$seveu yeata he had been in actual contact with the constituency, and no one would dony that his labours in the division were not such as to merit approval, He referred to the great achievements of Mabcn in Parliament, and the most useful work accomplished bv Mr Tom Richards in a. very ahprt thne and if eiected be woald, ho fíope:J, be inspired to emnlate these men in their effott to ameliotate the condition of suffering oeopto. Mr VVilliaaia then dealt with the homiuf: question, and called attention to tho EIeat need of reform tu this connection, remark- ine tbat the present Government, with its great majority, had done nothing to relievo the cap- tivsaofthestama. Lie thonghc the reason was fonnd in the fact that this Government had no sympathy with the people. The voice of one Sooth African millionaire was heeded, bat the noitsd ery of thousands of nnampioyed hiul been disregarded. Mr Thomas Kicbards, M P., s^id he was pleased to find they Here taking politics seriously. Torching on tariff reform, he said a claim bad been advanced for nteference for the Colonies, but he thought that if there was to be any preference the jopng Colonies thonld give it to the OW Country, which was said to be goiog to the bqt the Government hai tefased to 'snw the t.m qq«%tion in tlieorilf manner und ^:ace wheie It could ba properly diacuased. lie asbed (lie.eJectora cf Gower to repeat there wbat bad beeii done ill Wast jVIonmouthshire. They bad been taught that Liberalism was aynouy- naons with Labour; then let them act accord- ingly, and vottt for Labour. A hearty vote of tbatika was accorded the speakers.

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