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Mr. Dennis Hird, M A,, at Ton. Protest against Senor Ferrer's Death. At the Workmen's Hall on Sunday, Mr. Dennis Hird, M.A., late principal of Ruskin College, delivered two lectures under the auspices of the Pentre I.L.P. In the afternoon, Mr. Hird spoke on The Art of Making a Nation." The chair was taken by Mr. Tom Evans, a late student of Ruskin College. Prior to the afternoon's and evening's addresses, the following resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimously: That this meeting joins its voice with that of sensible and humane Europe in protesting against the dastardly action of the Spanish authorities in putting, to death so infamously one of the noblest and most progressive of citizens, Senor Ferrer." In the afternoon and evening, Mr. Hird referred to the action of the Spanish Government in executing a man merely for thinking. In his address on the art of making a nation, the speaker said that man had learnt how to do many things, but the chief thing of all we had not yet done, viz., how to make men. There was no ideal set before us. Under the present condition of things, the price for life was far too high. Starvation and disease were not necessary. Medical science could easily reduce the amount of disease prevalent to one-half. Governments were all failures. Party government was wrong. Our present system of poor houses, &c., was a blot upon civilisation. We would owe something to the Suffra- gists for prison reform in time to come. The speaker suggested a remedy for all this, which was more knowledge directed to a definite end. Evolution was the best key to the riddle of the universe. He would begin with the children, and give them a scientific education. He regretted that there was no day school which taught evolution. Men know how to rear a prize sheep, but five million children in our land were left more or less to struggle on. In closing, the speaker said, You could do this; you know how to do it. and you are the people to do it. Now is the time to begin." In the evening's meeting, the chair was taken by Mr. Noah Ablett, a late student at Ruskin College. Mr. Hird dealt with "Is Socialism True to the Virtues?" In speaking of virtues and Socialism, the speaker said he meant them in their widest possible sense. His definition of Socialism was—Reason applied to the life of the community for the good of the whole community. If there was no society, there would be no morality. Morality was a social function, and favoured public welfare. Vice was against this. Virtues were changeable, and were due to customs and ideals which individual men formed. The lecturer con- fined himself to the four virtues—wis- dom, justice, courage and temperance. All virtues, he said, had been acquired. Goodness was made by mankind. No child was born into this world with a conscience. The capacity of ordinary children varied very little. What varied was the opportunity. Under Socialism, children would continue their education some yeai's more than they do at pre- sent. In speaking on courage, the lec- turer said he did not mean bravery in facing death, as in the pit. There was a higher courage than this. If a man changed his opinion's, and thought a little for himself, he was boycotted and persecuted. The present state of things manufactured intelligent immoral hypo- crites.

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