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DISESTABLISHMENT MEETING AT PORTDINORWIC. [By OUR OWN REPORTER]. SPEECHES BY MR JOHN ROBBRTS, BRYN- ADDA MR 10R.JAN RIJHARDS, AND OTHERS. On Friday evening, a public meeting in favour of Disestablishment and Disendowment was held at the British School, Portdinorwic, there being a crowded attendance. Mr John Roberts, Brynadda, who presided, spoke in Welsh, and said he felt proud to be present amongst his neighbours though the duty which he would have to perform would not be very arduous. lie hoped no disorder would take place, and that the clergymen present would have every fair play (ap- plause). In observing the course of political events, there was one thing which must have struck them all, namely, the slov manner in which all questions of reform came forward, and yet how suddenly they became questions of the day. Mr Bright, -(applause)-in an address at Birmingham, had said that the question of Disestablishment of the Church in Wales and in Scotland was fully ripe for discus- sion. That was an important statement from a man of Mr Bright's position, but they had other evidence from Lord Richard Grosvenor, one of the greatest nobles of the kingdom. He said, in addressing his constituents in Flintshire, that the new Parliament would have to consider one of the burning questions of the day, viz., Disestablishment. Such a testimony was important, as it came from a distinguished per- sonage—a Liberal whip—whose chief duty was to be well versed in the opinion and feeling of Parliament. This was a proof that the subject was becoming a question of the day, and political as well as religious justice asked for its success (applause). They were not bringing the question forward from a feeling of jealousy towards the Church as a religious body, but they felt that the Church would be more successful if she were severed from the State. Some persons held that the Liberationists endeavoured to destroy the Church, but he wished to give his solemn denial to such an assertion. If they had such an object in view they could never destroy the Church as a body (applause). However, justice called upon them that they, as Nonconformists, who were as loyal subjects of Great Britain as Churchmen, should have the same privileges extended to them. Nonconformists were also called sacrilegists. He should not deal with that question, but would leave it to the other speakers. At the same time lie should like to make a few remarks on the fact that it was important for them in speaking oc the property of the Church to be able to separate that from its religious aspect. Legally they all belonged to the Church, and it was not so important who gave the eudowments, but the question was to whom were they given ? They were given to the Church as the Church of the State, and the State had a right to deal with the property as it thought fit. Churchmen held that tho endowments were given to them by pious elders. He should not go to that question except tc quote a few instances to show how unfair tithe charges were made upon fish caught at se:i by poor fishcrmen. He had facts before him of a case in Cornwall in 13(37, where fisher- men were called upon by the clergyman of the parish to pay part of the tithe for their fish. The total charges amounted to f 2617s lid. The fishmongers refused to pay, and the result was that they were distrained upon. But what right had they to claim tithes on fish caught in the sea (applause)? There wai another case in which eleven labourers who received X13 a year were charged 4d in the E. One of the labourers refused to pay, and consequently he was taken before the magistrates. An order to distrain was obtained, but as he had no goods, and was only a servant on a farm, they distrained upon his body," and he was obliged to undergo three months' imprison- ment. These cases were not quoted in order to prejudice their minds, but to refute the charges made by Churchmen, and also to show that the endowments were given in the hands of the Church for the people, and for the country generally. The fact that the Church had been disestablished in Ireland proved this. There was another argument brought forward by Churchmen, namely, that Nonconformist chapels had been established exactly in the same manner as the Church, and came under the jurisdiction of the courts of law. But the fact was that these courts could not interfere with Nonconformists except in the way of tarrying out arrangements made by Nonconformists themselves. It was the same with Building Societies. If trustees of a Building Society mis-spent the money and speculated it in a mine-which was contrary to their rules-any member could prevent such a specula- tion by appealing to the court. Nothing more than that was done respecting Nonconformist chapels, but as to managing their affairs the court did not interfere with them. The Church was established by Act of Parliament, and the Government made her laws whilst Nonconformists made their deeds themselves (applause). Mr Griffith then proposed a resolution in favour of Disestablishment and Disendowment. The Rev. William Jones, in seconding the motion, said they were not there to speak against the Church as a Church of Christ, but as an Establishment, and they believed that disestablishment would be an advantage to her, accomplishing her work more effectually as a Church of Christ (applause). Mr Morgan Richards, who was warmly received, supported the motion in Welsh. He observed that there had been so much said and written from time to time on the nature and object of the enormous wealth possessed by the Established Church, and upon the nature of the connection of that Church with the State, that it was very difficult to say much that would throw any light or additional light on this question, either historically or legally. But lie believed not so much had been said or written on the question from a practical standpoint or from a business point of view. Religion, like all other questions, might be said to have two sides, and one of the two was business—the side of the pounds, shillings, and pence (laughter). Possibly, from that standpoint, it was easier for them to determine the question whether or not the Church should be disestablished and disendowed. Soon after Christianity was founded there were some persons desirous ot assuming their superiority over the common disciples, but the Great Master did not ask those people whether they had received a special commission whether there had been laying of hands" or whether they were better educated than the poor disciples but He gave a mark (nod) by which the people were to understand who were the true disciples and teachers of the people, and that mark was, By their fruits ye shall know them" (applause). The Esta- blished Church professed to be descended link by link from the apostolic days, and claimed by the laying of hands to have received the Holy Spirit. But, let them not believe every spirit (applause). Let them prove all the spirits and see whether they were of God. What was the mark? By their fruits ye shall know them (applause). If they did the work, give them fair play; if not, there must be change—cut them down (laughter and applause). There were many reasons for that, but for the present let them refer to practical things. He saw before him a few clergymen and he was glad to see them, for he never liked to say one word behind any one's back, but he should say, cut the Church Jdown (loud applause). Why? First of all, because she had not done the work in the past which'she was required to do. She received the money, and she alleged that she had been established 300 or 400 years, and some alleged centuries before that—but take the former period—the Church had had enough time to do her work in Wales. Well, the question was, had she done that work ? She had re- ceived her pay, but there was no clergyman in that meeting who dared to come on the platform and say that the Church had done what she ought to have done (loud applause). No; and she acknowledged she had not done it, but she promised to do better (laughter). Her confession was, I have done that which I ought not to have done, and I have left undone that which I ought to have done" (applause, and cries of shame.") In the second place, cut her down -disestablish her-not because she acknowledged not -,Iise to have done her work in the past, but because she does not do it in the present. That was plain enough, was it not ? (cries of "yes.") She admitted herself that she had not done work for which she received wages, and he ventured to say tii4t she did not do that work this day. There were two things which proved his assertion. Possibly they could not proye it with the precision by which they found out that two and two made four, but the conviction of the consciences and impressions of In out of every 20 of population was that the Church in these days had not completed the work she was expected to accomplish. Duing the work! Look at the Nonconformist chapels. Let them take Portdinorwic for instance. They had chapels belonging to the Calvinistic Methodists, the Wesleyans, the Independents, and the Baptists, and every Sunday morning and evening these places of worship were frequented by scores and hundreds of worshippers. Let them look for the Church. They would find her isolated and would see her attended by a few disciples of the "white bread" (laughter and applause). Was that not a fair and true description of what the Church was in Portdinorwic ? and what she was in Portdinorwic was her condition throughout the country. Who erected the chapels? The pence of the people of Carnarvonshire, and from £18,1100 to X20,000 were raised in Carnarvonshire alone (loud applause). What did the Church do? Did they not see the splendid edifice yonder and the beautiful house little further on, but who built them ? (laughter). Was there any one present who had the audacity to say that the Church was built by the people. Were they not the aristocraoy-Lord Penrhyn and Mr Assheton Smith—and that was how the Church was maintained in Carnarvonshire (applause). If that were true, then he did not hesitate in stating that it was high time to disestablish and disendow the Church, because she had failed to do the work for which she had been paid. Cut her down (applause). Disestablish her from the State, not because she had not done the work she had undertaken to do in the past, but disestablish her because she did great mis- chief in the country (applause and a voice, shame.") She had done much mischief in Carnarvonshire. How was that? Well, the Church was connected with the nobles of the land-the great men who stood between the mass of the people and their rights (" shame.") Were it not for the Church in \Vale3 the people would have gained their liberty easier than they did, and that many years ago. That was strong language, but not too strong according to circumstances. Some might say, "How can you prove the Church is antagonistic to the working men ?" What is the pound deducted from the wages account? (a voice: Punt y gynffon) (loud laughter and applause). If four quarrymen joined together, and if one of the number would be a Churchman and a Tory, and the others Nonconformists and Liberals, a pound would be deducted from the total amount for the sole benefit. of the Churchman, the Nonconformists sharing of the amount left minus 20s (" shame.") He was told that that was true, and if any of the clergymen present could come on the platform and deny that statement no one in that meeting would be more glad to hear it than himself (applause). If it were true was there any one present who dared say that the Church in the place and the Conservatism of the place had not something to do with that dirty business (" no, no," and "yes.') Th consciences of the people and of the country were better proofs of the state of things than the arithmetical precision with which it was proved that two and two made four (loud applause). The Chairman here announced that an opportunity would be given anyone to propose an amendment. Some time elapsed, but no one came forward. However, just as the chairman was going to call upon the next speaker, a man named Richard Pierce rose up in the audience and said he wished to thank the chair- man for the fair manner in which he had acted, but h-3 (Pierce) understood that there was a clique present, and that should any one attempt to speak he would be turned out (" no, no.") As to what Mr Morgan Richards had said he could prove they were falsehoods, and he challenged any one in Portdinorwic to prove otherwise (cheers and counter cheers, and a voice, What you say is a falsehood"). The Chairman said lie should give every fair play to any one to propose an amendment, and would do his utmost to ensure a fair hearing. Another person came forward and stated there win not the slightest truth in what Richard Pierce had said that if any one would move an amendment he would. be turned out. The Rev. J. E idrlon Jones then addre3se I the meet- i ig, and spoke upon the resolution. He asked, if the Church was disendowed, would the country have tha right to use the tithes and endowments towards wLat- ever object they thought proper. lIe argued they would have that power. Strictly speaking tie tithes belonged to the Roman Catholics until they were transferred to Protestants by the Government, and the Government had the same power of withholding them again in the same way from the Established Church. The Rev. A. J. Parry observed that the Liberationists were charged with insincere motives, but he hoped all present would scorn that statement by their demeanour, and would show that they were actuated by a true religious feeling (hear, hear). He had studied the Christianity of the New Testament for a long period, but had not perceived the slightest intimation that Jesus Christ had connected His Church with the State. On the contrary, a State Church crucified the Founder of Christianity, and that was the principle of every Church connected with the State. Every appointment in the Church was made by the Parliament, but it should be remembered that Parliament was composed of men of all shades of religious opinions as well as atheistical. Therefore, he maintained they were not competent to make her laws nor to appoint her officers. Mr Parry next referred to the failure of an ecclesiastical court to settle religious matters, and an appeal to the Law Courts was the consequence. The resolution, on being put to the meeting, was passed, about a dozen hands being put up against it. On the whole, there was a quiet meeting, and the clergy present, no doubt in acknowledgment of the fairness with which the chairman opened the proceedings, conducted themselves with comtnendable propriety.
THE TRAINING SHIP CLIO.' The annual meeting of the subscribers and friends of the training ship Clio,' which is moored in the Menai Straits, was held on Thursday in last week, iu the Town Hall, Chester. The Duke of West- minster, accompanied by the Duchess, presided over a large attendance, which included Captain Verney, R.N.. of Rhianva, Bangor; the Mayor of Chester, the Sheriff of Chester (Mr H. T. Brown honorary secretary of the institution), Mr A. O. Walker, Alderman F. A. Dickson, Councillors C. J. Blelock, G. A. Dickson, T. Q. Roberts, and John Smith, Captain Moger (captain-superintendent of the 'Clio'), Canon Hillyard, Archdeacon Darby, &c. The Executive Committee reported that the institution had p igsed through another year of progressive efficiency and usefulness. The number of boys on the books, which stood at the close of 1883 at 260, reached 273 on the 31st December, 1881. The financial position of the institution at the close of the past twelve months compared favourably with that of the preceding year. At the end of 1883 the committee had to report a deficit on revenue account of 1438 118 6d. The balance was reduced at the end of the year 1881 to the sum of il77 9s. This reduction of the debit balance was to be attributed in a lare extent to the considerable response made by the several public authorities to the application ad- dressed to them by the committee for an increase of 6d per boy per week. The captain-superinten- dent had called attention to the beneficial results obtained at the" Home" in Liverpool. A house had been secured in Great George-square, which was in every way well suited for the requirements of the home. This house would accommodate at least 25 boys, and the encouraging prospects of the institution appeared to the committee to justify them in taking a lease of the house for seven trs. It was with considerable apprehension that the committee had received the circular of the -jJ-lmI November last from her Majesty's Inspector of Reformatory and Industrial Schools, intimating that it was the desire of the Home Secretary that no boy shall, under any circumstances whatever, be discharged from a reformatory or industrial school for sea, &c., without the full kuowledge an(l consent of his parents." This order, if persisted in would strike at tbe very fundamental principle upon which this and kindred institutions had beon established, and was in direct opposition to the recommendation of the Royal Commissioners. The health of the boys during the year had been good. There had been no cases of serious illness, though several boys had been discharged as unfit for a sea- faring life but in all these cases the unfitness had arisen from constitutional causes and not from illness contracted on board the ship. rfhe medical officer reported that the sanitary condition of the ship, the diet, clothing, and daily exercise of the boys were all that could be desired. The efficiency of the educational work also had been well maintained. The committee had much satisfaction in acknowedg- ing the receipt from the executors of the bequest of k358, made to the institution by the late Mr Charles Vernon Royle, of Llandudno, and formerly of Chester. The report, in conclusion, acknowledged the ability with which Captain Moger and his staff had discharged their duties, and especially recog- nised the very valuable assistance of the honorary secretary (Mr H. T. Brown), H whose judicious and untiring services from the commencement of the undertaking have been so great all advantage to the institution." The Duke of Westminster, in moving that the reports and accounts be adopted and printed for circulation, alluded to the order issued by Sir Wil- liam Harcourt, to which reference is made in the foregoing report, He had intended saying some- thing about that unfortunate ict; but he was glad to find that it had been qualified by a subse- quent order. A communication had been received from the inspector of reformatory and industrial schools, setting forth that it was not the intention of the Home Office that vicious or criminal parents should excercise a veto, but that opportunity should be given to parents to show whether they were fit or not to take care of their children. That very considerably qualified the stringency and the alarm- ing character of the first order (bear. hear). Capt-iin VerneR.N., seconded the adoption of the reports. Replying to the question, What is, or what ought to be, the position of the parent with regard to the neglected child?" he said he was inclined to the opinion that the parent, having failed to fulfil his duties, ought no longer to have any more claim upon the child. But he was afraid, on the other hand, that if that view was generally accepted the idle and dissolute parent would simply throw his child upon the taxation of the country, and relinquish his sense of duty to the cnild. In that way, it was an encouragement to dissolute parents. But, again, he firmly believed that there was nothing more expensive than crime, and there- fore, merely on commercial and economical grounds, he thought it wis better to take hold of the child an I save it from a life of crime, not to speak of the higher grounds of morality and religion (applause). —-The motion was unanimously adopted, and Sir Richard Bulkeley and Lord Alexander Paget were idded to the executive committee. The Duchess of Westminster afterwards distributed the orizes for drill, seamanship, &c., among the boys, who pres mted a very clean and smart appearance.
I MEKTING OF HEAD MASTERS OF WELSH GRAMMAR SCHOOLS. A representative conference of head masters of Welsh grammar schools met at Shrewsbury the other day, under the presidency of the Rev. D. Lewis Lloyd. head master of Christ College, Bre- con. Several head masters were unable i,o be present, owing to other engagements, but all ex- pressed their hearty concurrence with the ooject of the meeting. Complete unanimity prevailed, and the masters present expressed their determi- nation to make choir views felt in the prospective reorganisation of Welsh education and it was pointed out that highly influential gentlemen in the Principality unconnected with educatioiare prepared to resist to their utmost any att-uapt which may be made to cripple the power o the old foundation schools, which have born the heat and burden of educational work in the past, and which, in the opinion of many, have lever been in a more efficient condition than they ire at present. The following resolutions were unanimously adupted 1. That, in the opinion of this meeting, it is desir- able that a conference of the head masters of t le en- dowed grammar afd proprietary schools in Wales should be held periodically. 2. That the following, with power to add t) their number, be appointed as a provisional commi tee t<' watch the progress of the Intermediate Educational Bill for Wales, and to suggest such action 1 b) eon as it may be desirable for the members of the conference to take: The Rev. A. G. Edwards, Lland We v; Dr. iOasterby, St. Asaph the Rev. D. Evans, Geii'ygaer the Rev. F. J.Jayue, St. David's College, Lampeter as representative of the college school) the He v. J. Jones, Ystraduleung; the Rev. D. Lewis Bre- eon; Mr S. D Orme, Beaumaris; Mr Glya Wi.liams, Bangor; the llev. M. P. Williams, Cowbridae; and the Rev. W. P. Whittington, Ruthin. 3. That it is most desirable, in the interests not only of the State-aided Welsh university colleges, but also of Welsh intermediate education, that there should be at each such university college, firs a defi- nite limit of age below which students should not be admitted, and that such limit (to be rigidly observed in all cases) be not less than 17 years secondly, such m entrance examination as would effectually protect .such colleges from the necessity of undertaking ele- mentary instruction, which was not presumably con- templated by the Government in the endowment of the aforesaid colleges, and which could be better im- parted at any well-regulated intermediate school. That in the opinion of this meeting indiscriinirate ad- mission of students to the aforesaid colleges, while in- jurious to the discipline and to the teaching of the colleges themselves, has a tendency to lower the stan- dard of education in the Principality. 4. That a copy of the above resolution (--No. III.) be forwarded to Mr Mundella, the Council of the 3angor, Aberystwyth, and Cardiff Colleges, and to Yr Cad- waladr Davies, as secretary of the Statute, Com- mittee, Bangor.