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An important meeting in connection with the Political Evictions Fund is to be be held at the Hanover-square Rooms on Monday evening. Mr MORLEY is to preside, and amongst the speakers announced are Mr E. M. RICHARDS, Mr OSBORNE MORGAN, Mr WATKIN WILLIAMS, Mr MORGAN LLOYD, Mr TORRBNS, and Serjeant PARRY. Those who imagined that the movement would evaporate in talk at Aberystwyth are doomed to disappointment. We are glad to learn that the committee appointed ia connection with the recent Welsh Education Conference are taking steps to publish a report of the proceedings in a pamphlet form. Mr OSBORNE MORGAN does not intend to be idle during the coming session. In connection with other honourable gentlemen, he has determined, in case the Government should not see fit to deal with the point, to bring in a Bill respecting the closing of public houses on Sunday. We are glad Mr MORGAN has taken the matter up, because his discretion, as well as his energy and ability, can be relied upon. We intimated in our last issue that, notwithstanding all the reports on the subject, no nomination had been made to the bishopric of St. Asaph. Another week has passed, and the vacant see is still at the Premier's disposal. Mr GLADSTONE, we fancy, finds bishop-making about the most difficult of his duties. He cannot lay his hand on a TEMPLE or a FRASER every day- and he is not one to lay his hands suddenly" on any man. A good Welsh appointment, too, is harder to make than an appointment in England, for additional elements come into the calculation. Of one thing, we think, we may be quite sure, that the bishop will be a Welsh scholar, a moderate, but not, like too many bishops, a marrowless man, and a man of administrative ability. It is because Mr GLAD- STONE is a conscientious bishop--maker—a rare being— that he is so long in filling up the see of St. Asaph.—Some of the papers state that Dr SHOBT has not yet sent in his resignation. That may be strictly true, but the bishop has virtually resigned, and what remains to be done is merely a matter of formality. ,0i¡;Yllt1 f -f; Our Dolgelley readers, we are aura, will approve nf the action of the magistrates in the matter of the storage of oiL Mr RICHARDS is evidently determined that, if he can help it, the town shall not be blown up, and we wish there were more magistrates of equal determination on such points. The following letter, which has appeared in the Daily News, will help our readers to understand the points of difference between the Welsh Educationalists and the Birmingham League:— Sir,—The "Education Conference" held this week at Aber- ystwyth was one of the most thoroughly representative and most important Conferences ever held in Wales, and the de- cisions come to are not likely to be allowed to become dead letters. The great point of the discussion was whether we should give in oar adhesion to the Birmingham League, which it was agreed that we wonld do, provided the League would modify its scheme on certain points which were deemed very ob- jectionable. These were 1.—The allowing the use of the school buildings for religious purposes out of school hours. 2.—The giving power to school boards to compel children to attend denominational schools. 3.—The making no provision for the State to withdraw from denominational schools. 4.—The giving power to school boards to hand over schools now receiving Government aid to the control of their present managers, upon certain conditions. This applies to nearly 25,000 schools, nearly 20,000 of which are Church of England schools. 5.—The arranging that denominational schools adopting a Conscience Clause shall receive double the present grant from Government, thus making it morally certain that the denomina- tional system would become permanent. A committee was formed to negotiate with the League, in the hope that they will modify their plan, so as to remove these ob- jections. The meetings of the Conference were most earnest and enthusiastic, and the committee appointed is composed of men determined not to rest until an equitable system of national education has been obtained. Begging that you will kindly give insertion to this letter, I am, sir, &c., R. CORY, Jun. Oscar House, Cardiff, Jan. 28. The Pall Mall Gazette states that Government have ordered an enquiry into the case of the Welsh Fasting Girl, to take place before the trial of the girl's father for manslaughter. The father is committed to the Carmar- thenshire Assizes, which open on the 8th of March. At the present time, when the "religious difficulty" in national education is exciting so much attention, the fol- lowing extract from the last general report of the Rev. R. TEMPLE'S, one of the inspectors for a neighbouring dis- trict, as given in the Blue Book, will be interesting to our readers :—"With regard to the religious instruction, so far as an intellectual knowledge of the events, words, and meaning of the Holy Scriptures and Church Catechism is concerned, it is the most satisfactory subject that I examine in, but I observe in my notes that the schools are not many in which I say that the characters of the children are likely to receive permanent benefit from the religious teaching. Wherever I have said this, without, I believe, a single exception, the Scriptures and Catechism lessons have been given, or at least directed by a clergy- man. I attribute no blame whatever to the teachers on this account, but the truth is that the necessarily hard way in which a subject comes to be regarded by those who have been lectured and examined in it for years makes such A training by no meanIL the best preparation for teaching young children to be God-fearing and good. The poorer classes of those parts of England with which I am acquainted do not connect religion witk the ordinary day school teacher and teaching: for that they look to church, chapel, and Sunday school, and I doubt whether in my district it ever enters into the head of any child to t.binlr, that because it has been at a church day school it ought to grow up a Churchman." The movement in. support of holding the Royal Agricultural Show for 1871 at Shrewsbury is progressing satisfactorily. Meetings hare been held at Oswestry, Ellesmere, Wem, and Wellington, and again at Shrews- bury, and a liberal response has been made to the appeal for subscriptions. „ A London contemporary calls attention to the irregular- ities which have lately become apparent in the post office. It is unfortunate (says our contemporary) that just as the mes sage-bearing duties of this most useful branch of the adminis- tration are being thus enlarged and completed, there should be ?? unusna" number of complaints of inefficiency in its work. Yet the numerous letters which have appeared in our own columns ana m those of some contemporaries leave no doubt that the delay and miscarriage of letters are becoming unhappily fre- quent. The miscarriage of a letter now and then has occurred to most persons, and has been probably put up with as one of the necessary imperfections of human institutions. But the complaints of our correspondents refer to repeated and persistent delay, and frequently-recurring loss. We can bear testimony to the reasonableness of these com- plaints. Some steps ought to be taken to en- quire into what is becoming a very serious inconvenience to men of business. It has been suggested that many irregularities arise from the practice of having book par- cels and letters posted in one box and despatched together in one bag. The letters sometimes slip into the covers of the parcels, and are otherwise delayed or lost. If this is the principal root of the evil, the remedy is obvious-the use of separate boxes and bags; and we trust that it will be adopted. The Government telegraphs will come into operation to- day, the 5th inst., when the uniform rate of Is. for any distance commences, and messages will, of course, be despatched from the post-offices. We are glad to find that the inhabitants of Machynlleth are alive to the necessity of adopting decisive steps to im-, prove the sanitary condition of the town. They have acted, so far, with great promptitude and an evident desire to do the work in the best possible manner, and we hope their future decisions will be directed by a large and wise economy, and not by any foolish unwillingness to incur the necessary expenditure merely because it is great. The evils from which they seek relief are immense; the cost of the relief cannot be justly expected to be small. An important contribution to the question of the game laws comes from Warwickshire. The' subject was dis- cussed at Coventry, on Friday, by the Chamber of Agri- culture, and Mr G. F. MUNIZ propounded a scheme by which the landlord would compensate the tenant for any loss by game beyond a fixed sum to be agreed upon between them. But the meeting would have nothing to do with compensation, and two resolutions were proposed denouncing the game laws and asking for their repeal. Mr WYKEHAM MARTIN, M.P., said he had a Bill ready to introduce into Parliament, absolutely vesting the right to rabbits in the tenant, any agreement to the contrary not- withstanding, and he was ready to include hares, bu,t doing so would raise great opposition. The meeting) however, which was of a most determined character throughout, carried -the following resolution netn. con. "That hares and rabbits be the absolute property of the occupier, and that any agreements to the contrary be noil and void." One of the speakers, a Mr FOSTER, was very outspoken; and a short extract from the report will illustrate the temper of the Chamber:- Mr Foster said he looked at the question as a national one, affecting the supply of food. A few years ago they were visited by the cattle plague, and the country lost a very serious amount of animal food by that visitation they sent up petitions Sunday' after Sunday, begging Almighty God to remove the plague, and, in answer perhaps to those prayers, He thought well to do so. But they overlooked this: that the Joss of animal food to the nation by the over-preservation of game was greater every year than it ever was in one year by the cattle plague. (Hear, hear.) They asked God to remove one, and yet the other was in&icted ti i was at. Why did they want game laws at all ? They were mere lumber, the remnant of a feudal system. (Hear, hear.) If the preservation of game were left to the tenants, there would be no gamekeepers—the greatest nuisances the tenant had to contend with. ("Next to the game" and "Worse than the game.") They were taken from a low and ignorant class of men; they were in reality spies upon the farmer, and they made more mischief between the landlord and the tenant than he could deseribe. (Hear, hear.) He had only met with one exception to the rule in the whole course of his life. With a trespass law they needed no game laws. Mr Caldecott—How does the trespass law meet the case if the trespasser does you no damage? You have only an action at law. Mr Foster If the trespasser does no damage, he does von no harm. (Cheers and laughter.) Mr Caldecott-He may take your game. Mr Foster-Then he does you harm. (Hear, hear.) If the trespass law is not sufficient, let it be made stricter. The- battue system was the curse of sporting. When a man made sport the main business of his life, it was a -curse to him; and with all respect for the aristocracy, if they were to maintain their position they must bring themselves somewhat in conformity with the spirit of the time, and he hoped they would have the wisdom to do it. (Hear, hear.) He thought the Prince of Wales was setting an example as to sport that was to be deprecated, and which the people ought to set their faces against. The late Prince Consort made a great mistake in over-preserving game, and in patronising the battue system. He (Mr Foster) questioned whether the course the Heir Appa- rent was pursuing was the best calculated to fit him for the exalted position he might one day be called upon to fill Mr Caldecott said that if Mr Foster's views were carried out, any man might go and shoot the game, doing no harm to the land. Mr Foster-A man has no right to come and shoot my sheep, and my dog, and my cat. Mr Caldecott-Game is not property. Mr Foster—^Then make it property. I presume he would have no more right to come and shoot my game than he has at Dre- sent to come and shoot my sheep, Mr Caldecott—The trespass law will not do at present. Mr Foster-Then alter it to meet the case. I second Mr Richards's proposition for a clean sweep. The Daily News, referring to the case of DICKONS V. HEYWOOD, says— The interest and importance of the case is in the illustration it rives of a form of Game Law injustice hardly suspected by the public. The farmer on whose farm a number of gentlemen have the privilege of preserving game has not merely to keep on good terms with his landlord, but with the sportsmen as well. All his interests are opposed to theirs. Their game feed on his crops, their keepers overhaul his hedges, interfere with his ditches, and meddle with his labourers, and they themselves shoot over his fields. The good order of the farm, the cleanness of the soil, the plentifulness of the stock, the healthiness of the crops, are all nothing to them they do not see such things as the landlord does their thought is of the sport and of nothing else. But they have the ear of the landlord, who too often sees the farm through their eyes, and measures the farmer's corn by their bushel

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