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Notes of the Week. What is Religion ?—Those Nonconformists who loudly applauded the Education Bill when it was first introduced, must feel by this that they made a tactical blunder. They gave their opponents an excuse to raise the cry that it is a Nonconformist Bill, and that it establishes Non- conformist religion. That was the burden of all the speeches delivered at the meetings which have been held in Wales to protest against the Bill. The Bishop of St. David's and Lord Hugh Cecil made all the use they could of this contention at Carnarvon last week. Now, we are quite ready to admit, and have done so all along, that Church people have a right to com- plain that undenominationalism is made the religion of the schools, but to call that teaching Nonconformist religion is as far from the truth as anything can be, and it is very difficult to know how Bishop Owen, who was brought up in a Nonconformist Church, has persuaded him- self to believe it to be so. Every Nonconformist Church has its definite dogmas which are taught regularly and constantly, and we venture to submit that the children of Nonconformists can pass quite as severe an examination in their articles of faith as Church of England children can in the catechism. It is a thousand pities that in a controversy of this kind the contending parties do not attempt, at least, to state the case of opponents fairly and justly. But these fiery speeches, delivered at well-organised demonstra- tions, cannot alter the fact that Wales gave an unequivocal decision last January that no public money must be applied to pay for teaching the particular dogmas of any church. We quite agree with Lord Hugh Cecil that the unde- nominationalism system won't work, but we come to that conclusion for totally different reasons. Why Oppose the National Council ?—If the dignitaries of the Church of England in Wales think that they are serving the cause of their Church by opposing the setting up of the Welsh National Council, we feel sure they are greatly mistaken. The Established Church lost its hold upon the Welsh nation by putting every possible obstacle in the way of realising national ideals, but it seems that the experience of the past has not taught its leaders wisdom. The real mean- ing of the opposition is this-that the Bishops are distrustful of their own countrymen, and put their faith in strangers. A large number of Church people think differently, no doubt, and those must see that the policy adopted must prove suicidal so far as the interests of the Church are concerned. We have always con- tended that nationality is stronger than theology and ecclesiasticism put together, and were the Church in Wales once to march under the national banner, it would soon find that it would receive a better treatment from a council of Welshmen than from Whitehall. The spirit which animated the Llandrindod Conference ought to convince the Bishops that they have nothing to fear from trusting the Welsh nation. To refer to the action of the County Councils in flouting the Education Act of 1902 is wide of the mark altogether. That Act not only dealt unjustly with Welsh Nonconformists; it was an Act which aimed at the very life of nationalism, and was administered not according to Welsh but according to Anglican ideas. But the Bontnewydd compromise clearly proved that even at that time Welshmen could come to terms when matters were left in their own hands. Let us put one simple question to the Welsh Bishops—Do they really think that they will get better terms from the Board of Education at Whitehall, presided over by an English Radical, than they would from a council of their own countrymen, of which their own friends will form about one-third ? The American Meat Scandals.-Our readers are by this so familiar with the Chicago meat scandal that we are saved from the necessity of defiling our columns by recapitulating the dis- gusting details. But we desire to point out one or two lessons that the disclosures emphasise. First, they show what abominations go along with the worship of the "mighty dollar." It is difficult to imagine that any civilised men can fall into such a pit of infamy as these meat packers have fallen into. Rockefeller is bad enough, but where he has destroyed his hundreds by blowing them to pieces, the Armours have destroyed their thousands by poisoning them systematically. And there is no imaginable excuse for doing it except the inordinate desire for wealth. We had been told before that an American would sell his own mother for the sake of the dollar; we know now that he will make of her limbs a dish for other people's dinner. Secondly, the disclosures prove con- clusively that a great trust is the enemy of man- kind. These millionaires combine together that they may be strong enough to defy all interference with their imfamous practices. How did the American public allow such a state of things to exist so long? There is only one answer to the inquiry-that the dollar, for the sake of which this was done, was mighty enough to defend the system. Inspectors were either bribed or terrorised, and the legislature settled in the manner the millionaire knows so well how to adopt. Even now, after all the dis- closures, the Senate seems determined to thwart all the efforts of President Roosevelt to bring about a reform. One would have thought that any Senate or Congress would hasten to put an end to practices that have staggered the whole civilised world, but such is the corruption in the United States that Senators shield and defend the inhuman creatures that would not be allowed a day's liberty in any other country. And it is also clear that Protection is the root of all this abomination. Only a big trust could do what has been done in Chicago, and trusts cannot exist except under the wing of Protection.
Am Gymry Llundain. CASTLE STREET.—Mae Eglwys Castle Street i'w llongyfarch ar ei gweinidog newydd. Mae yn un o wyr ieuainc mwyaf addawol ei enwad, ac yn bregethwr rhagorol. Bydd yn pregethu yn y capel yn ystod y Sabboth (yforu). Y GLOWYR.—Bu gwyr y glo ar ymweliad a Llundain yr wythnos hon. Yr atdyniad penaf oedd yr arddangosfa yn yr Agricultural Hall, lie yr oedd pob peth ynglyn a'r fasnach lo yn cael ei ddangos. GEORGE A BALFOUR.—Bu'r ddau Seneddwr, y Gwir ^Anrhydeddus D. Lloyd-George a'r cyn Brif Weinidog Arthur Balfour, yn agor bazaar yn y City Temple yr wythnos hon. Er mai er budd capel Ymneillduol yr oedd yr elw, yr oedd Mr. Balfour yn ddigon parod i ateb i'r gwahodd- iad a gafodd oddiwrth y Parch. R. J. Campbell. Y CITY TEMPLE.-Mae bron yn mynd yn gapel y "gwyr boneddigion," a'r dyddordeb yn y gweinidog newydd yn lleihau bob mis. 'Roedd yr hen Ddr. Parker yn gawr o ddyn, ac yn abl i gadw dyddordeb parhaus yn y lie, ond gwr o nodwedd arall yw R. J. Campbell, ac mae'r capel yn fwy gwag y dyddiau hyn nag ei gwelwyd ers blynyddoedd lawer. YR UPPER CLASS.—Gwr sy'n credu llawer yn yr Upper Ten yw'r Parch. R. J. Campbell, ac mae ei araeth gondemniol ar y gweithwyr rai blynyddoedd yn ol heb ei anghofio eto. Nid o'r dosbarth uchaf hwn y mae Ymneillduaeth i gael ei nherth, ac fe ddaw Mr. Campbell i weled hyny pan ddaw yn fwy profiadol. TYWYDD HAFAIDD.-Mae'r haf wedi d'od a'i bleserau'n llu. Ddydd Sadwrn diweddaf yr o edd gwibdeithiau Cymreig i amryw leoedd Aeth pobl Charing Cross i fwynhau o groesaw Mr. a Mrs. Howell J. Williams yn eu palas newydd gerllaw Guilford; gwahoddwyd pobl ieuainc Castle Street gan Mr. a Mrs. John Hinds i'w cartref hwythau; a chafodd pobl ieuainc y Tabernacl amser difyr yn ardal Whyte- leafe, ar riniog dyffryn prydferth Caterham. PARCH. GARNON OWEN.-Deallwn fod y brawd ieuanc hwn, fu ar un adeg yn gofalu am Eglwys Tottenham, wedi ei benodi i fugeiliaeth Llanarmon. Dymunwn iddo bob llwydd yn ei faes newydd. PARCH. MARDY REES.—Dyma'r gwr sydd wedi ei wahodd i gymeryd gofal o eglwys Anni- bynol y Saeson yn Markham Square, Chelsea. Mae Mardy yn bregethwr poblogaidd iawn, yn fardd tlws yn y ddwy iaith, ac yn Gymro i'r carn er mai i'r dienwaededig y traetha ei gen- hadaeth. DR. OWEN EVANs.-Er wedi ymneillduo o'r weinidogaeth nid yw'r hybarch Ddr. Evans yn aros yn ddiwaith. Y mae 'nawr newydd gyhoeddi cyfrol arall i gyfoethogi llenyddiaeth ei wlad, y nawfed o'i weithiau. Yr Iesu a'i gyfeillion yw enw'r gyfrol, a chyhoeddir hi gan Mri. W. Hughes a'i Fab, Dolgellau. DAMWAIN ALARUS.-Dydd Mercher yr wyth- nos ddiweddaf, cyfarfu merch fechan o Gymraes a'i diwedd mewn modd torcalonus iawn, yn ardal Euston Road. Rhyw ddeufis yn ol yr oedd Mr. a Mrs. J. Hughes wedi prynu Fitzroy Dairy, ac wedi symud o Hornsey i'w masnachdy newydd yn Southampton Street. Fel yr oedd yr ieuangaf o'r plant, merch fechan pedair mlwydd oed, yn chwareu gerllaw'r ty, tarawyd hi i lawr gan van lwythog, ac aeth yr olwyn