The Welsh Revolt. SERIES OF COUNTY CONVENTIONS. The Welsh National Campaign Committee has organised with remarkable speed the series of great county conventions, covering the whole Principality, which was decided on at the meeting of the Committee at Shrewsbury on May 18th. Mr. Lloyd-George and his Parliamentary colleagues and the most trusted leaders of Welsh Nonconformity will address the conven- tions and the great public meetings by which each will be followed. To these conventions every Nonconformist congregation and every Labour organisation within the area will be invited to send special delegates. From each convention these delegates will convey a direct personal appeal to the congregations and organisations appointing them. Thus by the end of June every county in Wales will have had its own convention, and every hamlet, how- ever remote, and every Nonconformist congrega- tion, however small, will have heard the national call. The Welsh population of England is also being called upon systematically to help in the struggle. Liverpool, which boasts a Welsh- speaking population of 85,000, will have a great Nonconformist Nationalist convention and public demonstration of its own early in June. Mr. Lloyd-George and some of his most popular Parliamentary colleagues have already agreed to attend the Liverpool gathering, for which Mr. Henry Jones is acting as local secretary. Labour leaders and organisations are throwing themselves as energetically into the movement as the Free Churches themselves. "Mabon," M.P., and Mr. Thomas Richards, M.P., for instance, are hardly less zealous than Mr. Lloyd- George Dates and Speakers. Pembrokeshire will open the campaign on June loth. Mr. Wynford Philipps will preside, and the official delegation will consist of Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., chairman of the Welsh Parliamentary party, and Mr. William Jones, M.P. for North Carnarvonshire. Carnarvonshire will follow on June 15th, when most of the Liberal members for North Wales are expected to take part. Radnorshire will have its convention at Llan- drindod in the same week, Mr. Frank Edwards, the member for the county, presiding, and several South Wales members figuring among the speakers. In the following week the industrial areas of South Wales will be systematically visited. The Monmouthshire Convention will be held at Newport on June 21st, when Mr. Lloyd- George, M.P., Mr. Reginald M'Kenna, M.P., Mr. T. Richards, M.P., and Mr. Brynmor Jones, M.P., with Sir Alfred Thomas, will take part. Glamorganshire will have its field-day on Z, June 22nd. The county convention will be held in Cardiff in the afternoon, and will be addressed by Sir Alfred Thomas, Mabon," Mr. Lloyd- George, Mr. M'Kenna, Sir George Newnes, M.P., Mr. Aeron Thomas, M.P., and Mr. Brynmor Jones. There will probably be a great public meeting in the evening. In the evening of the same day there will be a great public demonstration at Swansea, Sir George Newnes presiding. The next day, June 23rd, Brecon- shire will have its convention and public meeting at Brecon. In the week following similar gatherings will be held as follows For Cardiganshire, at Aberystwyth. For Carmarthenshire, at Carmarthen or Llanelly. For Montgomeryshire, at Welshpool. For Denbighshire, at Denbigh. For Flintshire, at Mold. The date for Merionethshire is not fixed. The series will wind up with the Anglesey Convention in July.
MR. SAMUEL SMITH, M.P., COUNSELS PATIENCE. Mr. Samuel Smith, M.P. for Flintshire, who paid a visit to Rhos, Ruabon. on Saturday evening, and took part in two revival meerings, was asked by a correspondent for his views on the Education struggle in Wales. The corre- Z:5 spondent writes :— Mr. Smith said that, although he sym- pathised with the Welsh Liberal members to a certain extent in the Welsh revolt against the Government, he failed to grasp the idea that victory would attend the vigorous efforts of the Welsh National Party. The Government would evidently remain in office for another eighteen months. It was easy enough to hold confer- ences and pass vehement resolutions of protest, but he was afraid the Government would remain impervious to such protests. The education committees were bound hand and foot, and his advice to Wales was to grin and bear it until the next general election, when the Liberal Party would undoubtedly be returned to power. Until that time he thought the existing laws should be rigorously obeyed, as he objected to lawlessness. When the change of Party came the Education Act could be amended so as better to suit the consciences of Nonconformists. There was a difficulty which the Welsh National Party might more fully consider. If the Non- conformist scholars were withdrawn from Church schools, it was highly questionable whether the chapel schoolrooms placed at their disposal for educational training would be suitable and satisfy the requirements of the Board of Edu- cation. Although he was a Scotsman he sympathised with the Welsh Nonconformists, but he strongly favoured more peaceable methods under the circumstances, as the laws of the country must be upheld."
GWYS I'R GAD. Apel Pwyllgor y Cadgyrch Cenedlaethol. Y mae Pwyllgor Cadgyrch Cenedlaethol Cymru wedi anfon allan yr apel a ganlyn AT BOBL CYMRU. Yr ydym yn,wynebu argyfwng difrifol,—ar- gyfwng a rydd brawf ar grefydd a gwladgarwch ein cenedl. Y mae cyfraith anghyfiawn a gorthrymus a basiwyd gan Senedd a etholwyd i bwrpas cwbl wahanol, yn bygwth yr egwyddorion sydd bob amser wedi cael y lie mwyaf cysegredig yn y galon Gymreig. Effeithia Deddf Addysg 1902, y hon a yrrwyd drwy Dy y Cyffredin yn wyneb y protest cryfaf y medrai bron holl gynrychiolwyr Cymru ei gwneyd, ar wreiddiau ein rhyddid gwladol a chrefyddol, mae yn drygu egwyddorion hanfodol cyfiawnder, ac yn creu Treth Eglwys Newydd i waddoli y Sectau Eglwysyddol a Phabyddol, yn gosod prawflwon sectol ar athrawon sydd yng ngwasanaeth y Wladwriaeth, yn trosglwyddo symiau enfawr o arian y cyhoedd i reolwyr anghyfrifol, ac i goroni y cwbl mae yn gorfodi cynghorau sir y cyfrifoldeb anhyfryd o osod darpariadau y Ddeddf ddinystriol ac annioddefol hon mewn grym yn erbyn pobl o'r un ffycld a hwy eu hunain. Mae ein cynghorau sir, tra yn foddlon i roddi eiddo Caesar i Caesar, yn gwrthod gwneyd eu hunain yn arfau yn llaw Caesar i sarnu ar hawliau y gydwybod Gristionogol. Yr ydym yn apelio at bobl Cymru i ddod allan i gynorthwyo y rhai y gorphwys arnynt y cyfrifoldeb mawr a gogoneddus, ond rhyfedd o drwm o amdiffyn cenedlaetholdcb a chrefydd Cymru yn erbyn ymosodiadau gormesol Senedd heb awdurdod, a Llywodraeth nad yw mwy yn gwneyd cymaint a honni ei bod yn meddu cefnogaeth mwyafrif o'r etholwyr. Mewn trefn i wrthsefyll yr ymosodiad hwn ar hawliau a rhyddid ein cenedl, y mae yn rhaid cael trysorfa ddigonol, yn y lie cyntaf i ddarpar addysg i'r plant hynny y rhai yn ol y cad-gynllun amddiffynol sydd wedi ei drefnu yn bwyllog a gofalus, a dynnir o'r Ysgolion Eglwysig; ac hefyd i gario ymlaen y gweithrediadau pellach fo yn angenrheidiol er sicrhau llwyddiant. I Feirionydd y perthyn yr anrhydedd o wrth- sefyll ymosodiad cyntaf galluoedd gwrthweithiad. Yr ydym yn apelio at bob dyn a dynes i'r rhai y mae crefydd eu tadau yn anwyl, a'u cariad at eu gwlad enedigol yn gryf a dwfn ynddynt, am iddynt, yn ol eu gallu, gynorthwyo yn yr achos cysegredig hwn. Mewn argyfwng fel hyn na safed neb gerllaw yn ddifraw. Yr ydym yn gofyn am gyfraniad, boed mor ychydig ag y bo, gan bob un sy'n caru ein gwlad, pa mor dlawd bynnag ydyw. Dyma y cyfle cyntaf a gafodd llawer o'n cenedl i gymeryd rhan effeithiol mewn cyngrhair a chyfamod difrifol ymhlaid ffydd a gwlad ein tadau. Cofnodir enw pob cyfranwr mewn llyfr a fydd yn sgrol anrhydedd yn ein hanes fel cenedl yng ngolwg cenhedlaethau y dyfodol.
ARHOLIAD CYFUNDEBOL YSGOLION SUL Y METHODISTIAID. Yr Ymgeiswyr Llwyddianus. Marciau cyflawn, 200. W. J. Roberts, Llain- delyn, Elim, Mon (Medal Aur1, 177; Marianna G. Jones, Caerdydd (Clifton-street, Glam. Pres) (Medal Arian), 171 Edwin Pritchard, Rhyl (Bethel, Vale-road, Dyffryn Clwyd (Medal Bronze), 161 B. J. Dodd, Oswestry Oswald- road, Mont. Pres), 160 Wm. Williams, Lundain (Falmouth-road), 155; Lewis Andrews (Prince's- road, Liverpool), 152; Evan Thomas James, Penuel, Barry, Dwyrain Morganwg), 147 Gwladys Sophia Jones, Caerdydd (Clifton-street, Glam. Pres', 146; John Wynn Parry, Siloh, Caer- narfon, 144; Evan Davies, Jewin Newydd, Llundain, 143 Robert H. Griffiths, Dinorwig, Arfon, 138; Lewis Evans, Blaencaron, De Aberteifi, 135 Wm. Evans. Rhydyclafdy, Lleyn ac Eifionydd, 131 D. J. Davies, Bethania, Treforis, Gor. Morganwg, 119; John E. Thomas, Hermon, Penrhiwceibr, Dwyrain Morganwg, 117; S. Griffiths, Llangeitho, De Aberteifi, in; Owen J. Davies, Seion, Trealaw, Dwyrain Mor- ganwg, no; Wm. Hughes, Dinas, Lleyn ac Eifionydd, 103 John W. Williams, Calfaria, Porth, Dwyrain Morganwg, 102 H. W. Owen, Cefnywaen, Arfon, 100; D. J. Edwards, Jeru- salem, Ynysybwl, 100.
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