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MEETING IN THE WORKING MEN'S…

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MEETING AT THE WORKING MEN'S LIBERAL CLUB. STRONG CONDEMNATION OF THE TRADES' COUNCIL. On Thursday evening a very largely attended andenthufnastic meeting of members was held in the Working Men's Liberal Ciub and Institute. the spacious Gladstone Hall being crowded. Councillor Joseph Ramsdale presided, and in his opening speech laid before the voters present the true position of affairs in the West Ward, demonstrating the transparent fallacy of the contention that the Tory candidate was a repre- se°^at've the interests of the working-classes, w! P-TAPP moved the folio wing resolution :— That this meeting of Cardiff Liberal working men hereby pledges itself to work for and support Mr Noah Rees In nis candidature at this contest. The working jnen believe hini to be tho true labour candidate, in opposition to the bogus candidate supported by a small section of the Trades' Council of the town, who are I thus proving themselves false to the principles of Liberalism and false to true labour representation. (Applause.) Speaking to the resolution, Mr Tapp said that during the time he hadlivad in Cardiff no man had supported trades' unionism more heartily than himself. But now, simply because they were found to be a disorganised body, an effort was being made so trample upon them. (Hoar, hear.) The CHAIRMAN observed that it was always a pleasure to hoar a man who had the courage of his convictions, and who was not swayed one way or the other by any little breezo that blew. Mr Noah Rees was a more resolute^trades' unionist than Mr Carr. lie (the speaker) in his earlier days was the first president of a Lancashire Weavers'Trades Uuioll, and he was still a subscribing member to it. (Hear, hear.) It was well that these matters should be discussed calmly; but it was uot fair that an institution like the Liberal Club should be made the medium for assisting the candidature of the greatest Tory that ever trod tho streets of Cardiff. (Hear, hear.) Mr TAMK, representing the Trade and Provi- dent Society, said he was very much disgusted I with the action taken by the Trades' Council. A resolution would be sent to them by his branch disapproving of their conduct. (Applause.) He seconded the praposition before the meeting. The CHAIRMAN here announced, admidst. loud applause, that Mr J. Jenkins, president of the Trades' Council, would appear this (Friday) evening on tho platform of the Colonial-hall to support Mr Rees. (Applause.) He was very glad to see Mr Jenkius's letter in the South Wales Daily News that day. Mr W, H. ALLEN, from the Plumbers' Society, supported the resolution. He said that at that meeting there were present geuuine and tholol1,1.J represen- tatives of Trades" Unionism-meu who had worked for the cause long before some of thobe who were now opposing them. (Hear, hear.) And who were their opponents? Simply a small section of the Trades' Council, not one of whom was authorised by the branches to do as had been done. He challenged any officer or member of the Trades' Council to produce in their rules any clause giving them power to take tho action complained of. Iu their last annual report there was a direct instance to tha contrary. The Carpontera' Lodge wished the Trades' Council to inaugurate a fete and gala. But this was too important a matter for the council to settle, so they took a plebiscite of the lodges. (Laughter.) In lodges where votes had recently bean taken in favour of Mr Carr things were nicely managed. Known opponents were kept out of the way, and in cases where the majority of a lodge were certain to oppose the scheme, their representatives were not invited by the Trades' Council. No one from the Plumbers' Society was asked to attend, and it was a remarkable thing that the post had been missed in one or two other cases. If they wanted to know Mr Carr's political beliefs on the preseut occasion he could tell them. Of course Mr Carr, at the representative of the labour party, adopted their platform. Therefore he went in for manhood suffrage, perfect freedom of trade. Home Rule for Ireland, free unsectaran education, the disestablishment and disendow- ment of the Church of England, the reform or abolition of the House of Lords, the abolition of the tithe rent charge, and the reform of the State pension list. (Loud and prolonged applause and laughter.) Councillor W. E. Vaughan, Messrs W. A. Beer, Arthur Williams, T. Atkins, and David Joseph supported the resolution, which was carried with unanimity. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceedings,

----MR CARR WISHES TO HOLD…

MR NOAH REES'S CANDIDATURE.

THE DUTY OF NONCONFORMISTS.

NOTICE TO MR NOAH REES'S CANVASSERS.

CARDIFF TYPOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIA-I…

THE "WESTERN MAIL" SICK FUND…

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THE LIBERATION SOCIETY.

CRADDOCK WELLS' CHARITY

SHOCKING AFFAIR AT TONYREFAIL.

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Family Notices

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1889.

SOUTH WALES NOTES.

-----THE ROYAL ACADEMY.

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ILONDON^ LETTER. ,---------,

SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.

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WEATHER FORECASTS. 1

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A FEW QUESTIONS FOR MR CARR.

THE REJECTION OF LEASEHOLD…

THE TORY CHAMELEON.

THE LIBERAL CLUB.