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FREE CHURCH COUNCIL AND THE ELECTION. Public Meeting at Prestatyn. A large audience assembled at this meeting on Friday last week, the fa.miliar faces of most of the nonconformitit. ministers of the town upon the platform auguring well for an oratorical treat. Nor did the listeners seem to be disappointed, for each speaker received all intent and sympathetic hearing, and the argnmeuts used in favour of the stand the combined free churches are taking were punctuated by loud applause, no audible sign of dissent being apparent during any stage of the proceedings. The chairman, Mr Robt. Jones, said he was proud to be amongst them as a free churchman. War had been declared three years ago on account of the unjust Lduaatiun Act—not brought on by themselves—and he was glad to say the end was in sight. He called upon his hearers to sing the doxology, 0 which they did-twice. The Rev Lewys Davies, in the course of a stirring speech, read the four questions which had been submitted to the two Candidates, and the replies thereto. He moved a resolu- tion that this meeting of the Free Churches congratulate Mr J. Herbert Lewis on his appointment as Junior Lord of the Treasury, and in view of the replies received pledges itself to use every legitimate means. tosecnre his return to parliament with a triumphant maioritv." He (Mr Davies) considered Mr Lewis an ideal candidate. His opponent was a gentleman, as his conduct showed, and the disgraceful conduct of the other night had nothing to do with Liberalism. But Mr Edwards could never represent the free churches in parliament. They had seen good, law-abiding citizens imprisoned for conscience sake, and for the purpose of altering this they supported Mr Lewis, who had a clear record, always for righteousness. Mr T. Pennant Williams, in seconding, pointed out that the new government pledged themselves to amend these acts—if they are worth amending. Rev Ben Williams dealing with the Educa- tion Act, said that the religious difficulty was not the only one. Nonconformist masters and mistresses were ineligible for two-thirds of the posts in the country. They did not wish to remove the Bible from the schools-only catechisms and dogmas. It was contended by their opponents that each parent should have the right to say what religion his child should be taught, but it would be impossible for any teacher to teach seven or eight religions. The Revs Ezra Jones, W. Bell, F. Jewell, Messrs J. W. Jones (Rhyl), and' A. M. Ralli also spoke, and the resolution being put to the meeting was passed unanimously and with acclamation.

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