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Natal and the Imperial Government

The Coming Budget.

The New Rules for Parliament.

France and Germany.

EDUCATION ACT, 1902, SECTION…

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" New Dyserth."

Musical Successes.

Horeb Chapel.

English Congregational Union.

Newmarket.

Gwespyr.

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History of Ffynnongroew.

" Billy Bray."

A REFUTATION.

• - h . v Lady Mostyn and…

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h v Lady Mostyn and Rev. Meurig Jones. SIR,-Allow me to express my gratitude to G Lady Mostyn for pointing out two statements in my letter which her ladyship holds to be mis-statements," and quite inaccurate." This is the first: "I understand that the ti trustees insist that two of these sisters be appointed and acknowledged as head and assistant mistresses by the C.C., before the p school is handed back as a non-provided t] school." My authority for the abovo statement is a report of a letter read before the Flintshire Education Committee from Father Dumphy, That Sir Pyers Mostyn of Talacre had brought two sisters (of the Order of Little Sisters of the Poor) who hold certificates as j. teachers, to form the staff of Talacre R.C. School would the education authority be willing to take over the school as a non- provided one, subject to the two being engaged as teachers by the Education Committee." That report, I persume, will justify all the reference in my letter, to the appointment of two, and, a certain Order." The other statement, which her ladyship denomi- nates as "equally untrue" is this: "The first duty of these teachers, I believe, is to their church, and secondary to the state, primary to saturst'i the minds of the children with the principles and influences of Boman Catholicism, (I don't say to proselytize them formally), secondary to give them secular education The statement is, to the best of my judgment, a fair and logical conclusion. I referred to the Sisters not in their private capa- city but as public servants, not as privato individuals but as the staff of Talacre B.C. School," to which the children of Gwespyr are invited. With their private life and aim my letter had nothing to' do. Now I maintain that a public servant, as such, has to identify himself with the aim of the power that do employ and appoint him. For instance, the aim of the state primary is to make the children good citizens, train them thoroughly in secular education. A school master appointed by the State, has to identify himself with that aim his private aim, whatever it be, must be at least secondary to that, as teacher of the children. Now the teachers,or aball we say the headmistress of Talacre, is not appointed by the State, either diroctly or indirectly. The appointnent is I believe, by the ltC, Church, through its lay or ministerial channel, or it may be partly by both. What is the aim of this powrr i.e. the Roman Catholic Church? Primary to make the children thorough R.C. Christ- ians, secondary, good citizens. Therefore I still maintain that the headmistress of Talacre School, as a public servant, appointed by the Roman Catho- lic Church, must identify herself with the aim of that Church, by davoting her time and talents to make the children under her care, primary, strong R.C. Christians, and secondary, good British subjects. And, furthermore. I think the fact of one being a member of the Order referred to in Father Durnphy's letter greatly intensifies the consciousness of one's duty to spread, in every possible legitimate way. the principles and influences of the Roman Catholic Church.âYours faithfully, Llanasa. D. MBCRIG JONES.

+—_'-',-GWESPYR SCHOOL.

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