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Great Free Church Demenstration.

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| be" taxed on that;, if too low, it should be bought for the community (applause). I John Stuart Mill pleaded for a valuation of the land forty years ago. If the land had been valued then, the whole of the National Debt 'would have been paid out of unearned increment. But better late than never, and a start was to be made now. It was 204 years since the land had j been valued in this country, and the landlords were paying on a valuation which was ) TWO CENTURIES OUT OF DATE. After dealing with the other proposals of the Budget, the speaker said that the question of all questions at present was, Whether the Budget would pass." They read in the New Testament of a rich man who was told to sell all he had and give to the poor. All the Budget asked the rich men of this country was one or two per cent., and there had been such a howl as had never been heard before in the land. But at the prow of the ship of State stood the calm figure of Mr. Lloyd George—(cheers)—like Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar, and his motto was almost the same as Nelson's, Eng- land expects every man to pay his duty (laughter and applause). Let us have an end of this House of j Lords," concluded the speaker. "We 1 have been warned against it by the three i? greatest men in the history of the country -once by Oliver Cromwell, once by William Pitt the younger, and lastly by Mr. Gladstone (applause). It has fallen upon our shoulders to settle the account with the House of Lords" (applause). REV. EVAN JONES. The Rev. Evan Jones, Carnarvon (pre- sident of the National Free Church ICouncil), in a brief Welsh speech, said t tha:t sometimes they might be blamed for o introducing politics into Free Church [Council gatherings. There was, however, ,tat times a religious phase of politics, and |there was also a political phase of reli- gious questions. At the same time, there :was a strict line of demarcation between them. One great difference between ^politics and religion was that # in the Hatter there could be no compulsion from ithe State. Religious matters concerned a man and his Maker alone, and he main- tained that the churches, as such, should .not interfere in matters Dolitical. At the -same time, he denied the right of the rState to interfere in matters concerning the Church. He revered and honoured 'King Edward as much as any man, but when he, on the advice of his Ministers, ;took steps to appoint the head of the Church, he (the speakert) said. Hands off (applause). His friend (Prof. Levi) had advised them to stand up for the Budget. He (the speaker) urged them to stand up for Jesus (applause). Wales owed her position to-day to her religion, and every man would do his duty in the present crisis if he acted according to his conscience (applause).