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children and the home in the highest possible degree of welfare ? (Applause.) Turuing to the question of housing, he pointed out that municipalities usually were debarred from attempting any scheme until private enterprise had hopelessly and misera,bly failed. They wore not allowed to take up profitable business—(Applause)—that was reserved for private enterprise. (Laughter.) Their chiet difficulty was to get BUILDING LAND at a reasonable price. They often found discrepan- cies between the value attached to a certain piece of land required by them and the value of the same land as stated in the rate books. (Much laughter) He advocated that the authorities should be empowered to acquire land upon the rateable value, plus a small percentage for compulsory sale. (Applause.) He demonstrated the safety of municipal enterprise, which had ruined no man yet, and defied any person to confront him on a public platform and to assert that private enterprise never ruined any man. Its victims numbered untold thousands every year. (Loud and continued applause ) As with typhus fever, the causes of which had been scientifically studied, and in consequence typhus had been prac- tically exterminated, so with poverty. Poverty could be studied scientifically, and the root causes dis- covered and abolished. rhe root causes were private ownership and administration for private profit of the land and all the necessary means of life. (Loud ap- plause.) Replying to questions he said that the chief busi- ness of local Socialists was to make converts. He observed many eminently respectable and pious persons among the audience (laughter) who should join the local Fabian Society. Another questioner said that the Fabian Society (of which the lecturer is one of the executive) combined with others to support the Labour Party in Parliament. What was the need of such a party, seeing, that the Liberal Party were both capable and anxious to legislate for social needs ? The reply was to the effect that the two great parties had held power alternately for more than a century and had never done much for the wel- fare of the people until compelled. With the advent of a small but powerful labour group, which would increase greatly in the future, much more attention had been paid to social problems, and the Govern- ment had at last discovered the existence of unearned incomes. Had there been no Labour Party (cheers) there would have been no Budget like the present one, the like of which had never been heard of in this country before. (Loud cheers.) It was not for any party to dictate to the people. The people had a perfect right to choose their own parties and policies, and the rise of the Labour Party signified that the other parties failed to meet the needs if the people. (Applause.) The last important question struck a religious note, and the audience awaited the reply in breathless silence. Is not THE CHURCH OF GOD more capable of deiling with social evils than Socialism ?" In reply the lecturer said impressively that it depended what the questioner meant by the Church of God." It would not do for one or two gentlemen to put on black coats and clerical collars, and call themselves the Church of God. The Church of God was where two or three are gathered together in My Name," and thus every meeting, even the present one and ail those held within the theatre, might be the Church of God. (Applause) For some- how it seemed that God needed the ass stance of man to carry out His work in this world. If it were not so, if any other agency would serve, the work would not have been left so long undone. (Cheers.) It was the will of God that destitution and degradation should be abolished from the earth, and we were here to carry out thai; work. Those who turned their backs upon that work, indifferent or hostile, clerical or layman, turned their backs upon God. (Loud and continued applause.) The customary votes of thanks were carried, and thus terminated one of the most inspiring addresses ever delivered to any audience in North Wales. DULYN.