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conduct, and, therefore, it was the duty of Christian churches to syoeak out without hesitation (hear, hear). With regard to Lord Penrhyn personally, they need say nothing. So far as he knew be n 111gbmmderl gentleman, and one whom they would all respect in a high degree if they knew him well enough (laughter). A* a late writer re marked, by his present conduct", at any rate, he was gradually emerging out of the ob- scurity of his rank and wealth into notor- iety. He begged to propose the following resolution That this conference expresses deep re- gret at the action of Lord Penrhyn in refus- ing to avail himself of the offer and medita- tion of the Board of Trade under the pro- vision of the Conciliation Act of present Government, with a view ote-cermi-natiig the present unhappy trade dispute OO^-A oen him- self and his employees, which refusal had led the strike to be prolonged indefinitely also that the relief fund be strongly recommen- ded to the practical sympathy of the public.' The Rev. Gower Evans seconded. Mr. Beck (Bangor), questioned the de- sirability of their interfering in the matter at all. They knew very little about it, and from the papers it appeared that blame was cast on quarrymen as well as Lord Penrhyn. If they censured one side they must censure the other. He bad certainly allowed no in- terference, but he offered the men work, which had been refused. The resolution was carried, with only two dissentients. The expresident next movedâ That this conference desires to record its emphatic protest against the appointment of a, gentleman unacquainted with the Welsh language to the important post of chief In- spector of Elementary Schools in Wales, as we are convinced that upon educational grounds, a thorough knowledge of the langu- age is essential to the proper discharge of the duties of the post.' The resolution was seconded by Dr. Cou- sins and carried. The Rev. J. G. Evans movedâ 'That this conference in view of the ag- gressiveness of Rome in propagating its doc- trines in the Principality, urges upon the Protestant community to stem the Papal tide by teaching its distinctive principles, especially to the young.' The Rev. W. Saunders Say the Roman- its, and that will take in the Church of Eng land as well! The Rev. D. G. Lewis, seconded the reso- lution, and it was carried. The Rev. W. J. Jenkins next moved- 'That this meeting deprecates the proper sals of the government to further the sys- tem of denominational education by further subsidiary grants from public resources.' The Rev. W. Saunders seconded and the resolution was carried. PUBLIC MEETING. In the evening a largely attended public meeting was held in the same place under the chairmanship of the Rev. H. Rees. The Rev. William Jenkins, Ponkey, deli- vered an address on 'The Education Ques- tion from a Christian Point of View.' He said that in contemplating the education question from a Christian point of view they must look upon it in its ideal bearing. Proceeding, the speaker went on to examine the points on which education in this coun- try was out of touch with the Christian con- ception of education, and how those points may be rectified. The sectarian idea of education was a false one from a Christian point of view. The education of the young should be a national affair. He admitted that there were points in connection with the education of the young which it was the duty of the church to deal with, but those points might be left to the church without any intervention by the state. He held it was the duty of the home to train the citi- zen, of the state to make a capable citizen, and of the church to make him a spiritual citizen. In the matter of education the state's efforts should be directed to making capable citizens, training them to earn their own living by equipping them with the ad- vantage of a good secular education. The state should not allow sectarian influences to be exerted on the education of the indi- vidual as a capable citizen, and for that reason the proposal which further endow Denominational Schools was a mistake,, and should be resisted by Nonconformists and by all true citizens (loud applause). The Rev. Gomer Evans also gave an in- teresting speech on Papal aggression in Wales.