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To the Editor of the" Prestatyn…


To the Editor of the" Prestatyn Weekly" SIR,-In the Prestatyn Weekly of last Saturday, I find that Mr Meurig Jones attempts to vindicate the groundless assertions and misleading statements made by him ill the issue of the 10th inst., anent the above school, and Talacre school. At the serious risk, sir, of showing inca- pacity to appreciate facts, principles, and honour," I would like, with your permission, to state that, judging from Mr Meurig Jones' letter, I am not the only one of that class of calibre. Be that as it may, I am quite content to accept and regard facts as they are, and not as they should be. Further, I claim the inherent right to express my comprehen- sion of facts, principles, and statements, in the manner best calculated, in my opinion, to make the points at issue quite clear to the minds of your readers. Mr Meurig Jones, notwithstanding the simplicity of my first query—"should it (the Gwespyr School) ever have been opelJed" -has not deigned to satisfactorily answer. I regret this more because this is the crux of the whole matter. Why not at first candidly and openly state the note revealed purport of opening a new school at Gwespyr, namely to secure full control of the education of the children into other hands ? It would have been far inor6 in consonance with what is fair. just, and honourable, than the method adopted: alleging long distance to Talacre School unwarrantable speculation as to the nature of the education imparted therein unsnitiibility of the teachers, &c. It is a singular coincidence, is it not, sir, that in the same issue of the "Prestatyn WeE" "-v "-p,-).i-allel with Mr Meurig Jones's letter—appears also a complete refutation of his ''statements and facts" by Lady Mostyn of-Talacre ? It speaks for itself, and Mr Meurig Jones can, I believe, do a more un- profitable thing than to ponder it well over. Wiil he now redeem his promise by either justifying, his statements and assertions, or withdrawing them ? o Mr Meurig Jones appears a little puzzled as to what Lady Mostyn and Sir Pycrs did agree to do at the Talacre Arms meeting in December, 1905. As one who was present, may I inform him that they agreed to re -open and var.rt; on Tat acre school as a i>on-provided public elementary school, tt it/tin the meaning of the Ed mat ion Act, (1902), ax heretofore. That is, with a representative of the County Council, and a representative of the Parish Council, on the Board of Managers. I think, sir, the following beautiful extract from Mr Meurig Jones' letter ought to be made known- far and wide, it being an index of the reverend gentleman's lprge-hearted- ne¡,;s: — I wish aud want the Roman Catholics to have their rights, but not to have our children. If Mr Bulcock is unable to distinguish between dust and facts, it is not my fault. Whether this is a question of rates or otherwise, depends on the man him- self." Just so. To the ratepayers, especially t the few who pay three-fourths of the whole rates, it is a 'quest-ion of rates'; and, I presume, to the preacher, who pays none, a question of "ism." I still maintain, sir, that the unnecessary interference and dictation of Mr Meurig Jone.i in this matter, and his darts and arrows, arc calculated to set the churches and different denominations in the parish at variance, to embitter hostile feelings, and to disturb the hitherto peaceable and friendly relationship existing between them. Mr Meurig Jones will perhaps appreciate my meaning by the following quotation from Mr Lloyd George's speech at Cardiff :— He (Mr Lloyd George) was as good a Welshman as any, but he would not subscribe to a doctrine that would proscribe men in Wales not of their race or language (applause) that was the way to set up Ulster in Wales (renewed applause). To decline to sit at the same table as a man with whose theology they disagreed, or to depreciate a man that did not speak their tongue, was repugnant intolerance, and he hoped that was not going to be the language of Welsh nationality (applause)." I find also in the same issue of the Prestatyn Weekly" that one estimable correspondent ("Protestant ") in the ecstatic zeal of his religiousity pleads for no toleration except for those of the same way of thinking as himself and is carried away to the ex- tent of reminding your readers of their duty to pray God to bless n8 with a good public elementary school at Gwespyr." Really, sir, such pious hallucination calls more for pity and charity than comment. In conclusion, may I add that no one rejoices more than I that Mr Meurig Jones cannot hold himself responsible for my in- ability to distinguish facts in the manner they present themselves to his view. Let me, however, assure him that that will not deter me from expressing my own impressions whatever occasions arise.—Yours trnly, Hillside, Gwespyr, W. BULCOCK., March 27th. >•.

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