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CHAPELS AND CULTURE

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CHAPELS AND CULTURE WELSH NONCONFORMIST'S LAMENT. [ In "Y Geninen," the Welsh Nation- alist magazine, there appears a re- markable article from the pen of a well-known writer. The article is a jeremiad on what the writer declares to be "the obvious fact that the edu- cated and cultured classes in Wales are turning their backs upon the Non- conformist chapel which secured for them their educational advantages. Where men of culture remain identi- fied with Free Church activities they are the exception the rule is that the college trained youth of Wales to-day forsake the paths of their Noncon- formist parents, sever their connection with the chapel and its teaching, and disassociate themselves entirely from all religious observances and activities. The writer says that he has lived for forty years in the midst of a dense in- dustrial population and is intimately acquainted with the condition obtain- ing in every denomination, and is driven to the oonclusion that a. college career and a liberal education, as a rule, lead to practical agnosticism on the part of those who, before they entered college, were among the most active workers in the Free Churches. "To-day" adds the writer "to their everlasting credit, be it said, practic- ally all our Free Church officers are working men, while the educated and cultured classes wash their hands of everything appertaining to Christian and philanthropic work."

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THE SYNDICALIST AL- I LUREMENT."

ANTHRACITE DISTRICT SUB-AGENCY

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HARD ON WORKING MEN.