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Letters to the Editor. --+-- Letters on any subject of public iiiterest are cordially invited. The insertion of a letter does not necessarily mean that the Editor agrees with the views ex- pressed therein. Correspondents should write on one side of the paper only, and no letter will be published unless the writer sends his name and address, not necessarily for publication, but as a guat-aitte cif good faith.
--+- The Incorporation of the Rhondda. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir, --Accoi.-di i-i to the report of the meeting held at Richards' Hall last week to inaugurate a movement in favour of Incorporating the Rhondda, it seems to me that the realisation of such an object is in the remote future. The object has never been felt a necessity by the Rhon- dda ratepayers. It appears that no mem- ber of the Mid-Rhondda Chamber knew the least about the subject, especially those who favoured the idea. Councillor James Evans seemed to be the only gentleman who knew anything about the subject, and he wisely enough expressed himself against the movement. The ques- tion was so strange, complicated and mysterious that the Chamber was com- pelled to engage the services of the Simons and Isaacs of Merthyr to explain the advantages of Incorporation to them. Additional powers of local government should be felt a necessity by the Rhondda ratepayers before the Council should move in the matter. The question should be adequately discussed and a preponder- ance of opinion in its favour before the dreamland of local government should be fought for. The fact that Mertliyr has fought for. The fact that Mertliyr has obtained a Charter of Incorporation is not a sufficient reason for the Rhondda to be invested with the same powers. The Rhondda ratepayers should, firstly, be- come convinced that the large powers already possessed by the District Council are inadequate to meet the .special needs of the area which it already covers. Secondly, whether all the Special Acts of Parliament relative to health and educa- tion which have been adopted by the Dis- trict Council are administered with fair- ness and without prejudice in every por- tion of the district. Thirdly, whether a more efficient representation on the pre- sent Council, even with more limited powers of self-government, could make the Rhondda a much more pleasant place to live in" ? Fourthly, whether the larger powers which are invested in a Borough Council grants to the general rate^nvers better advantages to obtain improved cottage surroundings to the same extent as the present existing powers gives to the dwellings of the well- to-do and those of the Council represen- tatives. Fifthly, they should point out to the ratepayers the disadvantages of the Local Government Act to successfully cope with present-day requirements. Councillor Tom Evans complained very bitterly that the Council did not get sufficient work to do. His. desire was that secondary education should come under the wing of the Rhondda Coun- cil." Everyone who has paid the least attention to the education problem, is convinced of the necessity of an Educa- tion Board consisting of men better quali- fied in educational matters than mere dabblers in sewers and tar-spraying. The present Council contributes thousands of pounds freely towards the Intermediate Schools, but they cannot afford, or do not wish to make a decent footpath from the Dinas Bridge to Cemetery Road for the children of Dinas and Penygraig to walk dry-footed to such places. It seems, after all, that the power's they already possess are almost unlimited, and the ratepayers should be well advised to caution their representatives not to squander their money on the vagaries of a Charter. Another point which the ratepayers should be enlightened upon is the state- ment made by Mr. J. D. Williams, D.C., to the effect that the Council contributed yearly the sum of £ 19,882 to the County Council, and that they received in return towards the rates and local roads the sum of 99,882. Councillor Tom Evans stated that the Rhondda Council contributed the sum of E40,000 to the County Council, and received in return one-fifth of that amount." Where lies the truth? Mr. Williams also stated that the Council had considered the matter three years ago, but the Council's water supply was so poor that they failed to sustain a case for a Charter. It will not be altogether strange to the worthy Councillor to know that every department under the Coun- cil's supervision will be equally lacking when the opposition party to a Charter will have their tale to tell. It is to be hoped, on behalf of the already heavily rated Rhondda ratepayers, that before the Council will begin to embark on such a wild-goose chase that stronger arguments and facts, will be in store for the pro- moters. Is it possible for a Council who paid such a fabulous price for an old tumbled- down, second-hand Gas and Water Supply to be ever entrusted with greater powers? Parliament very recently refused to trust them with powers to manage a Tramway System. A preference was shown even to Jewish financiers, and this wonderful Council presented them freely with almost every inch of the highway from Hafod to Treherbert. It is to be hoped that when the wise men of Merthyr will again visit Tony- pandy on the same mission, they will bring with them the annual balance sheet of the Merthyr Council from the year 11897 to the year 1905. to give proofs that the Charter did only cost the Merthyr ratepayers the sum of £ 3,000, because there is a suspicion abroad that all the lawyers and barristers were not slumber- ing during those years. Again, to show the Rhondda ratepayers that a re- assessment of the Borough was not neces- sary in order to make the general rate appear as reduced to the amount stated by them.—Yours, &c., ANTI-HUMBUG.
Utah Mormonism. The Doctrine of Polygamy. To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—The Utah Mormons are doing all they can to deny the existence of polygamy among them at the present time. But, unfortunately, all their denials are false; and polygamy is still practised in Utah, and is also taught to-day as a true principle by the Elders travelling in our midst. But it is done covertly. I It is generally believed that polygamy was a tenet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints organised by Joseph Smith and others April 6th. 1830. But this is a sad mistake, and has been brought about by the artifices of Brigham Young and his colleagues. The Mormon hierarchy in Utah was organised by Young, and is in no way connected with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints organised in 1830, excepting that Brigham Young and his following had once been members of the original Church. This Church is, therefore, not responsible for the abominations taught and prac- tised in Utah. We might as well say that the Apostles Paul or Peter or John were responsible for the "community of wives," or polygamy, taught by Nicolas and condemned in Rev. ii. 6, 15; or im- pute to the true Christian religion the abominations of the Cainites; or of the followers of Carpocrates, who. though a believer in Christ, or was going under the name of Christian, taught with re- spect to practice, licentiousness in the highest degree, for he not only allowed his disciples full liberty to sin, but re- commended to them a vicious course of life, as a matter both of obligation and necessity asserting that eternal salvation was onlv attainable by those who had committed all sorts of crimes, and had daringly filled up the measure of in- daringly filled up the measure of in-I equity (Mosheim Tr. by Dr. Maclain. paige 63).. No fair-minded man, whether he be Christian or heathen, would impute to the early Christian fathers the abomina- tions of the sects that practised all manner of crimes in the name of Chris- tianity. But it is the natural tendency of man to yield to the popular clamour without investigating for himself the facts in any case. That which has hap- pened to the Church of Jesus Christ in the latter day is only a repetition of history. The doctrine of the Church on the marriage question was strictly monogamic. or one wife to one husband, and vice versa. It taught that Thou shalt love thy wife with all thy heart and shalt cleave unto her and none else." Speak- ing of this law Orson Pratt said: This you have, no doubt, all read; but let me ask whether the Lord had the privi- lege and the right to vary from this law (sermon by Orson Pratt, October 7th 1869). But Mr. Charles W. Penrose, in his "Rays of Living Light," referring to the present condition of Christendom," says What is the reason of this trans- formation? Has God changed? Or, have not men changed the order, ordinances, discipline, doctrines and spirit of the Church, of Christ?" (page 22). According to Orson Pratt, God has a right to change when it suits Brighamism for Him to change. But when it comes to Protestantism or Roman Catholicism, it is man that has brought about the changes. What a partial God these Brighamites worship! A changeable God condemning changeability! But we might ask in the words of Mr. Penrose, What is the reason of this transformation? and we might let him answer the question, too. God is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever. A principle of truth never changes. Yet Mr. Penrose agrees with Mr. Pratt that the Lord had the privilege and the rip-ht to vary from this law." Are these Utah Mormons consistent? Have they the truth to present to the people? To ask us to believe in a changeable God Who is the same yesterday, to-day, and for ever, and in a changeable principle of truth that never changes, is a little too much like trading on ignorance and credulity. Again, Mr. Penrose says of Rays of Living Light This tract is but preliminary to others, in which the ONE everlasting way of life and plan of salvation will be plainly pointed out, for the benefit of mankind and the glory of the Supreme and Eternal God, to Whom be honour and praise for ever. Amen (page 4). This statement shows plainly how easy it is for Mr. Penrose to make false state- ments in order to mislead his readers. Mr. Penrose is well aware that, according to the faith of the church he represents, No one can reject this (celestial and pluiral marriage) covenant, and be per- mitted to enter into glory," but he shall be damned, said the Lord God (Utah Doc. & Cov. 132; 4, 6). And on this same question, President Geo. A. Smith, speaking in the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, October 8th, 1869, says:- All good Christians are flattering themselves with the hope that they will finally enter the gates of the New Jeru- salem. I presume this is the hope of all denominations Catholics, Protestants, Greeks, and all who believe the Bible. Suppose they got there, what will they find ? They will find at the twelve gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.' The names of the twelve sons of Jacob, the polygamist. Can a monogamist enter there? Those who denounce patriarchal (Dlural) marriage will have to stay without and never1 walk the golden streets. And any man or woman that lifts his or her voice to proclaim against a plurality of wives under the govern- ment of God, will have to seek an inherit- ance outside of that city. For there shall in no wise enter into it, anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination or maketh a lie, for without are the sorcerers, whoremongers, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.' Is not the man that denounces celestial marriage a liar? Does he not work abominations? 'I, Jesus, have sent mine angel to, testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and off- spring of (the polygamist) David, the bright and morning star.' May God enable us to keep this law, for blessed are they that do His com- mandments, that they may have a right to the tree of life and may enter in through the gate into the city. Amen." (" Does the Bible sanction Polygamy?" pages 157-8). In the face of these thinss. we cannot help but conclude that Mr." Penrose and others of the same cult are among the number who seek deep to hide their counsel from the Lord. And their works are in the dark; and they say, Who seeth us and who knoweth us." Let them come out of their hiding and let the people know their true doctrines. It will not do for them to declare in the
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--+-- The Church Congress, To the Editor of the Rhondda Leader." Sir,—By the recent Congress the Church in Wales lias been pleading powerfully by its Archbishops, its Bishops and eminent laymen for a new lease of existence, and if eloquence and influence counts for any- thing, the object will be achieved. But now that the case for the Church has been stated, and that in the best possible manner, it may be of interest to many of your subscribers to examine and cross- examine some of the witnesses nnrl tlms ascertain the relative value of their testi- monies. For instance, it would be very interesting—especially to Welshmen—to know clearly what the Primate meant when he referred to the Old Church of the Cyniry Christians, when Kent and the rest of England was Pagan." It appears to me that his Grace should have been a little more explicit and stated who these "Christians" were and from whom they learned their Christian principles. But perhaps a difficulty was perceived in the matter of identification of these Welsh Christians with the present institution over which Dr..Davidson so ably pre- sides from the chair of St. Augustine, whose operations did not commence in the principality of Wales, but in the County of Kent. The first century of the Christian Era witnessed the introduction of Christianity into Wales, the messenger being a Welsh Prince named Caracticus (or, as the Welsh would say, Caradog). History testifies that he was a fellow- prisoner with Paul the Apostle at Rome, and from whom he learned the Chris- tianity of Christ, and on his acquittal brought the good news to his native land and his missionarv labours resulted in the establishment of the Ancient British Church-the headquarters of which was C'aerleon, near Newport. This Ancient Church flouriisl-i-ed for 500 years before the monk, St. Augustine set foot on British soil. This view of Church his- tory is countenanced in the Bible. Claudia "—mentioned in 2 Tim. iv. 21 In a very interesting book recently pub- lished by the Hon. Mafcle Bailey, she states that Claudia was a Breconshire lady bearing the original name of Gwladys Ruffydd, who married a Roman general named Pudens and went with him to Rome, where she was converted to Chris- tianity, and her name was Latinised into Claudia. Her son was Linus, first Bishop of Rome, and it is supposed by some that Claudia sent St. Paul to this island to preach. The existence of this Ancient Church was unknown, not only to St. Augustine and to his fellow-missioners, but to Gregory the Great, who sent them hither. Therefore, it is evident that we are not indebted to St. Augustine or the Roman Catholic Church for the intro- duction of Christianity into England. Yet Lord Halsbury, who was said by Bishop Owen to be the greatest living authority on the subject, in his able legal speech traced the history of the Church back only to the time of St. Augustine. These observations, falling as they do from such powerful and influential teachers, need explanation. Perhaps some of your readers who are acquainted with the early history of the Church in Wales will, through your valuable columns, furnish further fad,s on this important phase of Church history, as it appears to me that it is only through the Ancient British Church that we can bridge the hiatus or chasm between the days of the Apostles and the time of St. Augustine; and, furthermore, the question of title is here involved as to the founder of the See of Canterbury, because- he was neither an Archbishop nor a Bishop when he arrived here, and. therefore, if he was ever con- secrated, he must have returned to Rome for the purpose, unless he obtained con- secration from the Bishops of the Ancient British Church.—Yours obediently, (REV.) J. MARTIN. 12, Grovefield Terrace, Penygraig. gra
Sanitary Accommodation at Pandy. Sir,—Will you be kind enough to grant me a small space in your valuable paper to call the attention of the Sanitary Authorities to the immediate necessity of house-to-house inspectors in Tonypandy district with regard to closet accommo- dation ? I have only been here a few weeks and am occupying apartments; but, much to my surprise, and disgrace to the owners of property and the District Council, I find there is only one closet for three houses and the nineteen occupants thereof, and no water tank. The worst part of it all is that the W.C. in question is in a most dilapidated and filthy con- dition. I am told that the owiiei-" atten- tion has been called to it. but to no effect. Is it any wonder that infectious diseases are so apt to occur? Officers of the Council may think me presumptuous as a newcomer to call atten- tion to these things; but coming from a district .where each and every house is accommodated with a W.C. of their own. and all the backs of houses paved, I find the difference very much indeed. If the Medical and Sanitary Officers were to take a tour of inspection from Court Place up to Blaenclydach, they will verify the above facts, and probably have some eye-openers."—I am, yours, &c., PRO BONO PUBLICO,
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dark that all we have to say are nothing but lies," as our statements in a late issue of the Rhondda Leader have been termed by them. If they are not true, the chance is in their hands to prove them so, since we have given our authority for the statements made. Let them produce the evidence to prove that we have not stated the truth if they can. They fear that if they will meet us in public, their secret doctrines will be revealed. Yet they court investigation," or, at least, that is what they say. But when we ask them to defend their doctrines, they say, It is none of your business."—Respectfully yours, REES JENKINS.