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An Irishman and The Strike…


An Irishman and The Strike I MR. JOSEPH KEATINC AT YNYSYBWL I AND PENRHIWCEIBER. On Thursday morniing a. crowde d meeting of members of Peiirliiwceibei- Lodge (S.W.M.F.) was held at the Workmen's Institute, Mr. Jeremiah Murphy (chairman of the Lodge) presided, sup- ported by Councillor George Hall, Mr. J. W. Bath, uid Mr. E. D. Bennett (Secretary). Mr. Keating gave his views on the railway dispute in which, he sadd, the Government was aiming an indirect blow at the Miners' Federa- tion. Railway workers and mine workers were., in the opinion of his government, earning too much money. The government was not satisfied with taking back as much as they could through taxes on wages, and the necessaries of life. They were now out to lower the standard of the mini- mum wage, while at the same time they were allowing the big profiteers to send prices up higher than ever. AT THE POINT OF THE BAYONET. Mr. Keating stated the case for Home Rule for Ireland, and informed Jiis hea-yers that under the Prussian Militarism by which that country was now governed, the f ariiiei-s of Tipperary were stopped at the point of the bayonet from bring ing their produce to the market. Food was short in Mountain A all, and Penrhiwceiber, de- clared Mr. Keating, yet the farmers of Ireland were not allowed to send their food over to this country. (Shame.) Mr. Keating was convinced that the time had arrived when the workers should become the rulers of the country. There was no other way of securing justice for all classes. He could see no reason why the. majority should be the ser- vants of the minority. He wanted to see the producers of wealth in control of the wealth which they produced, and a Labour Government was the only means that end could be achieved. (Loud applause.) Last Wednesday Mr. Keating addressed at the Workmen's Institute, Ynysbwl, a. crowded meet- ing convened by the Trades Council. Mr. F. J. Friday presided, supported by Coun. Richard Woosnam, Mr. Ellis Lewis, and Mr. Jeremiah Murphy (chairman, Penrhiwcedber Lodge, South Wales Miners' Federation).

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