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AGAINST RELIGIOUS EQUALITY

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RICHES AND POVERTY.

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RICHES AND POVERTY. BETTER DISTRIBUTION REQUIRED. I MR FiLLIS DAVIES, M.P., IN NANTLLtE. Seeking at Penygroes on Saturday night, after the Edfion Liberal Association father- ing, at a public meeting at which Mr T. W. Williams presided, Mr Ellis Davies, M.P., said that the wealth of the country had nearly doubled in thirty years, yet we had statistics that one-fifth of the people did not earn enough to keep their families up to the food standard of the workhouse. But the dissatisfaction was no longer confined to the workmen. The farmers of the country complained, and rightly, that though they labour and strive they can save but littje money; the clerk and' the me- chanic, even the tradesmen were not satisfied with their lot, though they did not seem to have any clear vision as to the cause of their complaint. He put it that! the increased wealth was enjoyed by a small class and was not evenly distributed^ "The returns issued by the Government for last year show that j in ten years there has been an increase of 58 million pounds in the total value of estates J assessed for death- duties. Of this increase, however, no less than 44 millions was in re- spect. of estates of over £25,000, whilst the total increase in the case of estates under £25,000 each was only 14 millions. This shows how little after all the lower middle class have I obtained of the increased wealth, though they ) form the backbone of our commercial life. To take the point further, the number of estates over £25,000 is very small—about 1 in 30 of all the estates, but the increase represents to them no less than £26,000 each, whilst- the in- crease in cases under £25,000 comes to a little less than £:230. And yet the lower middle class are the most conservative element in the country." After referring to the formation of combines to raigulate prices, with special re- I ference to the soap combine, Mr Davies said that it would be an impeative duty of the Govenment to take steps to pevent this ac- cumulation of wealth in the hands of the few by readjusting taxation, lur tier and more drastic legislation was needed both on the question of land and the sHl more important question cf taxation, and the c iving force must come frome electors. The Rev Gwynfryn Jones (Lis 1 dudno) also spoke, and a vote o feonfidence in the member was carried. ———^————»

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