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NORTH WALES MORALS. « « Before discharging the Grand Jury at Merioneth Quarter Sessions on Tuesday the chairman (Mr. Osmond Williams, M.P.) said he had received a letter from the Lord-Lieutenant jvhich he desired to put before the Quarter wssionc, containing a resolution by a Denbigh- shire gentleman with reference to immor- «>ty in North Wales. He (the J hainnan) thought that everyone was desirous of doing everything to combat immorality, but he strongly the suggestion that that curse prevalent in North Wales. (Hear, hear.) •"■e did not think the resolution was needed, COfning as it did from an Englishman in another county. At the Beaumaris Quarter Sessions on Wed- nesday, Sir Richard Williams Bulkeley, Bart., chairman, proposed the following resolution, "which stood to his name on the aeon da: "Tha.t th -ro is a.n urgent need of establishing an or- S&nisatiort to combat the immorality that pre- ^iis in North WaJes, and to provide preventive "d rescuo mcasuses for the protection of women Buch as exists in South Wales and other parts of Engla.nd, "-Mr. Lewis Hughes said the ^o'ution was a strong- indictment, and he ob- jected to the phrase "combat the immorality that prevails," arguing that there was no evi- dence that it did pi-evai,. -After considerable <feeu £ s:an Mr. 11. R. Davies pioposed as an that the court should express its Empathy with any measures which might be "lllpted to combat immorality in North \Vales and to encourage preventive measures for the piotection of women, such as existed in South Wales and other part.; of England.—This ^OK'ndinont was accepted by too Chairman and can-ied unanimously. DEBATE AT DENBIGHSHIRE SESSIONS. Tbono was a record attendance of sixty jues-i tioos at the Denbighshire Quarter Sessions, bold I at Ruthin on Friday, when Colonel SaTidbaeh moved a resolution, similar to that brought be- fore other courts of quarter seas-ions, in favour of -establishing an organisation to combat im- ltK>rality in North Wage's, etc. Co'onel Sand- fcach said he wished at the outset to disabuse minds of those present of the idea that h, °r thore acting with him, wished to cast a slur Upon tho Welsh people, and eepeciaUy the people Of North Wales; but if immorality existed it 'houd as far as possible be stopped. He would fret say that North WaJos was worse in regard t"'P to this matter than England.. Scotland and Ire- land, but he would say that a oertain amount of immorality did take place, and that the evil as so great that immediate steps should be taken to combat it. Mr. HO,lkt:t LIam-ws-t) seconded the motion. Colonel Corn wall is-West (Lord-Lieutenant) V, lid that the magistrates piescmt wt'ic, no doubt-, in full sympathy with the observations but he must honestly c-onfcsq that lie did Dot consider that the mat.tier should be dealt. ^'Uh by the Court of Quarter Sessions. (Hear, fcoar.) Perhaps Colonel Sandbach had adopted t.1y, best way to draw pubtic attention to a Question of inunense interest and importanoe, w. surely it was a matter that might be dealt With by outside associations emanating fiom churoh.c-3 and chapels. (Hear, hoar.) He wished to point aa, that North Wales compared very fevoura-bly with South Wales in regard to the offences against morality. lie felt bound to say that, in his opinion, the meetings that took place in the evenings, whether in connec- with churches or chapels, wore certainly dssigerous to young people, and parents should be most careful to prevent their children going t>tlt after dark, whether to an entertainment or c.huïch service. Mr. J. W. Lumlev (Colwyn Bay) supported view taken by Oo'onel West. 11: W. D. W. "Griffith (D-c-nbigli) said tha.t if the re-solution was passed, the connect ion of the Court of Quarter Sessions with any organi- sation that might be established might compel :1" rijagist rates to act as prosecutors as wciil as in rcepect of the cases which the oigani- 6.1.ti;Jll took up. .Colonel Sandbach said he was satisfied with the Publicity g<vcn to the question, and was 94 content to withdraw tho resolution. (Hear hear.)

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