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WISER THAN HIS MASTERS.

SOUTH WALES NOTES.

WILL OF THE LATE MR OCTAVIUS…

MR GLADSTONE'S JOURNEY TO…

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LONDON LETTER. 114111I

TIN-PLATE WORKER'S UNION

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TIN-PLATE WORKER'S UNION MEETING AT LYDNEY. A meeting of tiu-piate workers was held at Lydney on Saturday evening, under tbe auspices of the South Wales Tin-plate Workers' Union. There were about. 500 present, hailing from works at Oaldicot, Tiutern, Red brook, Lydbrook, Cinderford, and Lydney. Previously to tho meeting the men inarched through the town in procession, headed by the Lydney Town Band- The meeting was presided over by Mr Thomas Phillips, Llanelly (secretary of the union), and there were also upon the platform Mr D. RnndeH, M.P., Mr J. H. John, of the Welsh Industrial Tints, Mr Hopkins, Redbrook, and Mr B. Powell, of Abertillery.-—The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, ailuded to the absence of Mr G. Blundell Samuelson, M.P. for the division. He had just received a letter from Mr Samuelson, apologising for his absence and regretting his inability, on account of ill-health to undertake the long journey. Referring to a placard in the room bearing the words, Success to the Lydney and Lydbrook Tin-plate Co. the Chairman said that was the kind of feeling which ought always to be manifested. One of the objects of the union was to improve the relations between master and man. The motto ou the wall was a splendid indication as to the feeling which obtained at Lydney. Mr Phillips proceeded to advocate the claims of the union, which, h. said, was now 2,000 strong. In a few months they had reason to believe its numbers would double, and at the end of the second year fully £10,000 was expected to stand to their credit.—Mr Thomas Benjamin, of Abercarne, president of the Union, moved the following resolution :— That this meeting of tin-plate workers desire to ex. press its appreciation of the good work done by trades unions throughout the country. especially with regard to the great progress we have ourselves made. We take this opportunity of than Kins; Mr D. Kandell, M.P., for his valuable services in connection with the union, and we further desire to express our satisfaction at the manner in which the business has been curled out by the executive council and by the H efoA Industrial Times. Mr Hopkins seconded the motion, which, when put, was earned with acclamation.—Mr Johns and Mr Thomas having also addressed the meet- ing, Mr Randell, M.P., was called upon. The bon. gentleman observed that their aims were just and equitable, and it was not part of their creed to attempt to extort from the master a greater rate of wages than was their fair due. (Cheers.) Theirs was not an_association for the assistance of the few, but for the comfort and happiness of the community at large. Dealing with industrial legislation, he said he believed the Government were favourable to Mr Fen wick's Weekly Payment of Wages Bill, and the other bill he would refer to shortly was tho Preferential Payment of Wages Bill, which provided for payment of wages as a first claim upon an insolvent estate. This was a measure which he bad taken great pains with, and the Government bad taken it in band, but he regretted to say that a Tory member had blocked it. He would not mention the hon. gentleman's name, and he intended doing what he could to talk him round if it were possible. He bad great hopes of success. (Cheers.)—The hon. member was warmly received, and his speech was frequently applauded.

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THE HOLBORN ELECTION.

ASSOCIATION OF COLLIERY OFFICIALS.

EXHIBITION OF THE SOUTH WALES…

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SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS-

THE EXPLOSION AT A WANDS'…

Family Notices

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IMONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1888.

LORD HARTINGTON WITH HIS CONSTITUENTS.

TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS OF A SHIPWRECKED…

BAND OF HOPE FESTIVAL AT NEWPORT.

MERTHYR GUARDIANS AffP SUNDAY…

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MESSRS JOTHAM AND THEIR WORN-PEOPLE.#

ALLEGED DISTURBANCE AT ADAMSDOWN…

SEQUEL TO THE MISCARRIAGE…

THE RIGHT OF PUBLIC MEETING.

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