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THE REV J. P. LEWIS AND THE WELSH REVOLT. THE NEW EDUCATION BILL. A meeting of Churcbpeop'c was held on Mon- day evening, at Llanfai.rfechan, Mr II. L. North presiding. The Rector opened the meeting by referring to the neoessity of enlightening the public on the history of the Church. The Church, ho said, had nothing to lese, but everything to gain from free d.iscu.;sicn. There was a grow- ing confidence among Churchpeople in the strength and righteousness of their cause. The Rev. J. P. Lewis, rector of Llanyatum- dwy. delivered an address, in the course of which he said the education question was one of vital interest to the nation, and in this re- spect the Church had done a great national work. He deplored the fact that Cabinet Minis- ters had recently, in North and South Wales, given the authority of their high position to statements that had never been substantiated, but had been refuted time aftor time. He thought he had proved up to the hilt in a pam- phlet that the Welsh revolt had been manufac- tured by a conspiracy to tell the people that the whole cost of education was now defrayed from rates and taxes, that nevertheless there was no public control over Church Schools, and that Nonconformists were compelled to pay for Church teaching. On these three statements hung the whole revolt, which had set the clock back ooua.ctionally in Wales to the lass of the nation, and tho irretrievable injury of the chil- dren. And yet, not one of these statements was true, and he challenged contradiction. He warned the audience that the next Education Bill" would be really a secular schools bill, but it would be wrapped up in fine religious phrases, and cffer so-called facilities for religious teach- ing outside school hours, outside the school staff, and outside the school syllabus, to which all frienchs of reiligious education should say "Thank you for nothing." The new Bill of the Govern- ment, as foreshadowed by Mr M'Kenna, would be a Bill for making universal the schools, which the late Mr Spurgeon declared were training up a godle-ts generation. He expressed deep regret that Cabinet Ministers deliberately and persis- tently ignored the replies that were made by Churchpeople to their accusations. Messrs Evi].k Timmins, Booth, Williams, and the Rev. W. B. Hughes al'so spoke. Mr Timmins suggested that the lead of the Board of Education should be followedl by sub- stituting inspection for eKami-nation,

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