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Cardiff: meetings for and against conscription
Catalogue reference: HO 45/10810/311932


BRITONS BEWARE!
A GREAT PATRIOTIC
CITIZENS'
DEMONSTRATION
(under the joint auspices of The British Empire Union and The British Workers' National League)
To protest against FALSE PEACE AGITATORS
will be held at the
Wood Street Congregational Church, Cardiff,
On FRIDAY, 10th NOVEMBER, 1916,
at 7.30 p.m.     Doors open at 6.30 p.m.
Musical Selections by Mr. ARTHUR ANGLE'S ORCHESTRA and Organ Recitals
Chairman - - Major General Sir IVOR HERBERT, Bart,
M.P., C.B., C.M.G., Lord Lieutenant for Monmouthshire.
PATRONS AND SPEAKERS.
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARLY OF PLYMOUTH (Lord Lieutenant for Glamorganshire).
THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF DUNRAVEN, K.P., C.M.G.
THE RIGHT HON. LORD RHONDDA OF LLANWERN, M.A.
THE RIGHT HON. LORD MERTHYR.
Sir W. J. TATEM, Bart. Sir EDWARD NICHOLL, Kt.
THE RIGHT HON. ELLIS J. GRIFFITH, K.C., M.P., P.C.
J. HERBERT CORY, Esq., M.P. C. B. STANTON, Esq., M.P.
LEWIS HASLAM, Esq., M.P. JOHN HINDS, Esq., M.P.
VICTOR FISHER Esq. (Secretary British Workers' National League).
BEN DAVIES, Esq., J.P., Pontypridd (South Wales Miners' Federation).
W. R. SPENCE, Esq., (Secretary, National Sailors' and Firemen's Union).
And other Prominent Gentlemen.
Come in your Thousands and prove that you are True Britishers.
ADMISSION FREE.
NO TICKETS.
A MONSTER OPEN-AIR DEMONSTRATION AND Catalogue reference:CESSION
Will start from the CITY HALL, CATHAYS PARK,
On SATURDAY, the 11th NOVEMBER, 1916, at 2 p.m.,
Headed by Brass Bands. All loyal Citizens are invited to march.
     For further particulars please apply to the Chairman of the Organising Committee, ROBERT HUGHES, Esq., J.P. (Ex-Lord Mayor of Cardiff), or to the Joint Hon. Secs., E. W. POCOCK, Esq., Solicitor, and Captain ATHERLEY JONES, 24, Park Place, Cardiff. Telephone No., 2251 Cardiff.
GOD SAVE THE KING
Let not the sacrifices of our honoured dead be in vain.
South Wales Printing Works, Cardiff





National Council for Civil Liberties.
(stamp) HOME OFFICE REGT DEPT 14 NOV. 1916
South Wales & Monmouthshire Conference
THE CORY HALL, CARDIFF
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11th, 1916, at 2.30 prompt.

Chairman - - Councillor James Winstone, J.P.

 

AGENDA:
1 - Industrial Conscription
       Mr. J. H. THOMAS, M.P.
            This Conference holds that military compulsion has already involved industrial compulsion and endangered industrial conditions, and demands that this invasion of the rights of labour at once cease, and that guarantees be given for its non-recurrence.
2 - Maladministration and Repeal.
       Rev. Dr. WALTER WALSH.
            This Conference holds that the administration and effects of Conscription in this country have proved a national disaster, and calls on the Government to review and correct the administration of the Act in regard to conscientious objection, domestic hardship, &c., and to guarantee that there shall be no further extension of the Act during the war, and an immediate return to an entirely voluntary system on the conclusion of peace.
3 - Civil Liberty.
       MR. J. RAMSAY MACDONALD, M.P.
            This Conference views with alarm the recent progressive invasions of liberty of person, speech and opinion in this country, and demands the immediate restoration of the traditional rights of British Citizens.
4 - Peace Negotiation.
       Mrs. H. M. SWANWICK, M.A.
     Rev. J. MORGAN JONES, M.A.
            This Conference is of the opinion that the time has arrived when the objects for which this nation entered upon the war may be secured by negotiation. It therefore urges His Majesty's Government to seek the earliest opportunity of promoting negotiations with a view to securing a just and lasting peace, and to assure the Government of its unqualified support in any step it may take to bring this war to a satisfactory and honourable end.

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