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We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions ex- pressed by our Correspondents. Our columns are open to fair discussion, but we request all writers to use temperate and courteous language, and to be as brief and concise as possible. Communications not accompanied by the name and address of the writer, or which are addressed in any other way than to THE EDITOR, will not be inserted. THE LUCUBRATIONS OF JOHN JONES. DISESTABLISHMENT—(Continued). TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIB,—To carry ou the thoughts of our last con- tribution, I often feel very strongly that the nation at large,and more especially its legislators, do not adequately realise the incalculable influence for good of our national schools. The opponents of religious teaching and the Church of England are, neverthe- less, well aware "f the fact, and hence their frantic endeavours at all costs to supersede them, and establish purely secular education throughout the country. We are told that many countries in Europe are honeycombed with infidel and secret societies, and we even read of school children piaying at the game of high treason. Infidelity, socialism, nihilism, and terrorism of manifold hues are tearing asunder the fabric of human society on the Continent. How different hitherto has been the state of things in our own land. Nothing less than the astounding revelations of the Last Judgment will make us fully realise what national blessings the old Catechism" of the Church has bestowed upon ur. There is a reciprocalbor.d of union running through the people up to the throne, and from the throne down to the people, and welding- us together into a great and compact nation. Through a recondite and unspeakable sentiment of a higher and mys- terious unity penetrating all grndes and classes of society, whose origin can only be traced to the teachings of the Catechism which have become un- consciously part and parcel of our national existence. We have, as it were, imbibed these teachings with our mover's milk. They form that which is stable in the English character. The Christian religion has entered the very bones and marrow and mental habits of Englishmen. reverence for public law and order, and the irre- pressible yearning for liber!y and fair play, which has made them so illustrious in the annals of 1 he world, are only traceable to the same source. The doctrines of the Christian religion and the Church Catechism I take to be synonymous. The I believe' and My duty towards God, and C-My duty towards my neighbour," and the I desire" or; every baptised child, are the beginning and ending, j the perfection and sum total, of all known an.: knovvabje religions, natural and revealed. The Catechism is or no denomination or party, of n-i race or nationality transcends all Merely national boundaries, is commensurate with Ciiristianify it-self, and satisfies the yearnings of the humu race, irrespective of age or latitude. 1 am curious to know if an- Englishman or Welsh- man ever existed in any of the msnifold relations of life, except the insanely political—either PS father, uietlie", brother, sister, master, sorraul, employer, or etupl.yed—wlco objected to his or her child, servant or tenant, to desire in their heart, of hearts to become and to be the I desire" df the Chinch "Ctrifc-echism ? Or, again, is it. possible to conceive a'Rjind so constituted as to be capable of serioctsh" o^gvcMng to trhe two-fold duty towards God ana -man inculcated in tlie-Catecbisuif And is this not. the final cause of all legislation? Tu lac the CGoatKnm&tion annihilation 0: ail law. except the law of duty, which underlie!! conce.p- trwe and moral existence. And the wer" has beca,and never can be, 'explained except as originating in, and emanating from, the Creed. Ail trio positive and sensational ischoois of philosophy have not a shadow of a shades explana- tixj word "dct.y to offer to their disciples. It seems to me that the miserable attempts of th<' Darwiniau developeroent school to explain ..his word j proceed from utter hopelessness of ever-acquiring a j moral ascendancy over the human mind. It. is absolutely non existent e-xcejst. as grounded on the j Christian belief. Co the b, lid" and the co duty and the desire" are indissoiubly bou-ad together, and constitute the'whole of man the doctrines, the | conduct, and spirituality of the perf-cst eiczen in alt -his relations of life and his hopes of im mor- ta'.by. j Infidel politics and fanaticism under the cloak of religion are endeavouring to oust from our schools this profoundly unseetarian teaching of fbristiauity. There is not a single watchword or crotchet of any uf the sects in it from 'beginning to end. It is sublimely above them all, eschews them all. It re; ognises nothing but pure and simple 'Christianity. And the Creed is*imp!y a forestalling of life ulti- mate spiritual analysis of all possible discovery, scionee and philosophy; that which the human mind in its efforts through all its sciences might be supposed to be able to reach to—the belief in the Triane God. The Creed of the Church proves the continuity of the Scripture, and haa- monises in a higher truth all its seeming discrepan- cies. The Creed is the concentrated quintessence of all discoveries and revelations vouchsafed as yet to the human mind. And we are abundantly justified in calling all schools which reject the Catechism, godless schools, and characterise t ueir teaching as Iofidel. Why, then, has it been so jealously forbidden even to be named in our board schools P Certainly not on sectarian grounds; for the Creed is of no party. fC My duty towards God and man." I hope, is not merely a shibboleth of the Church of England; and the" I desire," has been hitherto the universal instinct of the human race, and let us devoutly hope will continue to be an ineradicable yearning burn- ing in the human breast, school boards notwith- standing. Why then are the youths of England and Wales jealously guarded from learning the Catechism, while every book and publication, of whatever Infidel and immoral nature, maybe put into their youthful and susceptible hands without let or hinderance. I de not say that these things are taught them in school, but nothing is for- bidden by law except the Catechism and the Bible. A parent may object to the Catechism being taught in the hearing of his child, but he may imbibe to his heart's content the works of Torn Paine, "The Fruits of Philosophy," or "The Mysteries of London," &c. And this is the edu- cational legislation of Christian England in the last quarter of the 19th century Because the National Schools, with their catechetical teach- ing of religion have been the great bulwarks of the nation against the inroads of Socialism and Secularism, this is the reason that the Catechism must be done away witn in the daily instruction, and relegated to the care of illiterate, careless, and immoral parents, or to the voluntary efforts of a section of the community on one day in seven. If the teaching of the Cate- chism can be suppressed, the game of the Infidel is won, for the disestablishment of the Church must follow. There are thousands of people under the parental instinct of love for their offspring who would rather have their right arms cut off than bring up their children to the age of thirteen with- out a knowledge of the saving doctrines of Christianity who are quite willing to doom their children to a godless education under the blinding iuiuence of sectarian zeal and political fanaticism. It is already too well known with what demoralis ing rapidity the cheap infidel and vicious publica- tions of the day find their way to youthful hands, all precautions to the contrary notwithstanding. But when all the holy inSuences of Christian teaching are withdrawn, the young mind will be left a fair game, as it were, for all profligate and nefarious spirits to decoy with seducing tempta- tions. A child sent to buffet with the world of pleasures, secularly educated only, is a ship launched on the stormy billows of the ocean, in full sail, with colours flying, but without a ballast. Strong impressions made on the tender mind are well nigfo ineffaceable, be they good or bad. Now,our modern philosophers, in order to be con- sistent, bring this nod-religious beginning of life to assert, itself at the grave j so the Christian hope of immortality must be given up also. The Catechism is condemned, the Buiial Service is condemned no Gospel truth to the young, no hope to the old. Now they have only the middle portion of life to deal with, and if they could only effectively dry up the sources of religious teaching in the pulpits of the Church of England, their secular theory would be complete, and Christianity would be a theme of « by-gone age. The cry is, "We will stop the re- ligious education of the young with the hulla-balloo of Conscience," and denounce the Christian burial of the dead under the plea of U Intolerance," a.nd do awa;7 with the National Church under the cover of "Religions Equa&ty." Conscience, Intolerance. and Religious Equality are the abracadabra of modern S ocialism and Infidelity. Politicians of the conjuring .school are wont to exhibit their wonders before an ab"toni«hed nation, and the popular tricks cf the school aow-a-daye are secular education and spoliation of t.he Church of England, and the re- erection of B. in every church-yard. And we ask in astoni&'bment—"But you do not mean to it anish religion i iltogether ?" 16 Of course we do not; and more, do not you see that we are the religious people?" But pray, how are you going to act? Compulsory rates for all purely secular schools, and religion to be mai ut&ined on the voluntary prin- ciple. Then you first of all compel us to accept a II godJess education, and expect religion to flourish on the voluntary efforts of a nation of infidels! Then infidelity is the soil from which religion grows! Things that proceed from such a centre at what r circumference will they arrive P Can it be possible that the highly favoured Island of the West has come to this P—I am, &c., Observatory Cottage. JOHN JONES. PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,—The reports in recent issues of the Guardian relating to t-hese institutions suggest the thought that it would be very advantageous if they were more numerous in North Wales than they are at present. It is true that there are in some neigh- bouring towns small libraries, and perhaps a few private evening classes, but their usefulness is very limited, and they are inadequate to meet the wants of such places. Wrexham and Rhyl seem to be the most enterprising towns in this respect in this part of the Principality where there is a good library—at Wrexham another library is being formed—as well as evening classes for tuition in science, art, and literature. It is a matter for wonder that the majority of the tcwns in North Wales are not more fully alive to the necessity of keeping abreast with the times by establishing- libraries (or enlarging those already in existence), mechanic's institutes, science and art classes, under the scheme of the Government Science and Art Department also classes for com- mercial knowledge and domestic economy, under the system promoted by the Society of Arts. The inhabitants of towns in those districts who have not the facilities or such educational institutes, are being left behind in the wave of progress which is passing over the country, and they may be shortly awakened to a realization of this fact sooner or later in case they do not set to work promptly and energetically to follow the example of other centres of culture and intelligence. j In every town in Wales that has any pretension to sizf and importance, there should be "Sin adeciuate library, with a collection that, includes j recent standard books, a suitable reading room, or j rather mechanic s institute, with various classes attached, so that i he inhabitants may have the privilege and benefio of sharing in the general ad- vancement in science and art. Wherever these institutions have been established in the United Kingdom, there is ample evidence that thev are much appreciated and that they are doing great gooa in a moral and intellectual sense among all classes. Those towns which are destitute of such facilities for general education, are reararded as almost, benighted and altogether behind the times. In regard to libraries, which perhaps demand greater effcris to establish than, nnv of the other institutions lviiuiecl, thera are two methods that may he adcoted. Ore is bv raising- the necessary money by means <vf subscriptions <111.1 donations sod the other plan is to adopt the Free Libraries Act, which is being gentrallv done throughout the country on account of its con- vemeuce and advantages. The additional half- penny or penny added to the rates by the adop- tion of this Act- is insignificant compared to the privileges and benefits secured by it/ In a letter in this column last week, Mr. Bradley, in pointing out the puoiic benefits of these libraries, very ap- propriately spates:—"As a means cf promoting < cont-intf.us education, intellectual culture, and generax intelligence nmong all classes, such library have been fouvd-emi useful wherever they have been estah isfe-o. This is confirmed by the observation and testimony of rnauj who are well ouahfied to sp-eakon the subject. Ttn-re is, bowsver, no need for labourpl argument to sitiC;W the desirability 0: such institutions whieh have referred to, so that North Wales may share in th* ben-fits of the general scheme now in actrve progress for promoting culture cu literature, < science, and art.—If ours, 1 3&TH September., IF79, FFERM. | j THE COAL CART BELL KJISANCE. J TO THE OF THE GUIRDIAN. i Sis.—I hope the committee for the revision of OBS- Borough Byf:~3uws will not fonret the hideous beII-ring-in¿ o the coal cart attendants—a trying nuisance, introduced recently and quire unneces- earily into ou" streets,and which should be promotly fsappressed. I extract trsm the 8tanila:rI:. of Monday Lisrs which I commend to the Town Council as eontatEing a useful regulation on the subject.—Your obedient- servant, A PROFESSIONAL MAK. Alexander Perl:in?, tn the employ of the Tyne Main CafLiecy Company, was Mimmoned by the police for causina: two bells attached to the harn-ess of a horse to be ruing for the purpose of hawking or seiliasr coals, to the annoyj-nce of the inhabi- tants.—Constable Joha Kobinsnn said he saw the defendant in charge of a coal vac, and on a hoop over .the horse's h there were bells, which rang as the animal moved.—3>?r. De Rutzen pointed out the following words in the 14th sllb- j. section of the Police Act" Every person who shall blow any horn or use any other noisy instrument for the-pur- pose of calling persons together, or of announcing any show |- or entertairnent, or for the purpose cf hawking, selling, rlis- tributing, or collecting- sny article whatsoever, or of obtaining- j' money or alms, shall be liable to a penalty."—Mr. Thomas Stevens, an auctioneer, said the annoyance of these bells !? which were used by two companies who hawked coals in the [; streets, was very great. The nuisance was becoming in- I: tolerable, there being some 20 or 30 vans a day hawking coals in this manner.—A nominal line of 2s. 6d. and 2s. costs was I inflicted. i
SOUTH AFRICAN AFFAIRS.
SOUTH AFRICAN AFFAIRS. In a despatch to the "War Office, dated the 8th inst., Sir Garnet Wolseley reports that the terms he had sub- mitted had been agreed to by all the chiefs with the exception of two, whom he expected to meet on the following day and to receive their assent. Reuter's correspondent, who dates from Capetown, 9th instant, announces that Sir Garnet arrived at Utrecht on the 7th, and that the remaining hostile chiefs have sur- rendered. Cetewayo arrived at Capetown on the 9th instant in the steamer Natal, which was escorted by H.M.S. Forester. He is to be detained in the castle at Cape- town pending instructions from England. He is ac- companied by three wives, a daughter, and four fol- lowers.
THE AFGHAN WAR.
THE AFGHAN WAR. Events at Cabul have taken an unexpected turn, the Ameer having taken flight from the city, where com- plete anarchy prevails. General Baker having made a reconnoissance and found it safe to advance his brigade to within twenty-six miles of Cabul, received at his head-quarters at Kushi a letter from Yakoob, asking to be received in the British camp, and the General's assent having been signified the Ameer arrived, with his son, his father-in-law, General Daood Shah, a suite of forty-five persons, and an escort of two hundred soldiers. A telegram from Simla gives the substance of a Pro- clamation issued by General Roberts to the inhabitants of the country through which the British troops are passing. He informs them that the British army is advancing to take possession of Cabul, and warns the inhabitants of the city that armed men found after the Proclamation will be treated as enemies. It would ap- pear that the Governor of Khelat-i-Ghilzai, who was reported to have fled on the approach from Candahar of General Hughes's Brigade, has not taken flight. A telegram from Simla states that he has sent in .a letter to Major St. John, expressing pleasure at the approach of the British forces and promising supplies of provi- sions. A telegram received at Simla from Shutargardan, dated the 27th, states General Roberts arrived here to-day. His party was fired at by a large body of Mangals near Jajithana. Deputy Surgeon-General Townseni was wounded in the face, but not danger- ously. Fere Sikhs were killed. The Mangals were repulsed, with loss, by the 92nd." General Roberts arrived at Khushi on Sunday. He was to meet the Ameer on Monday. The Ameer promises every assist- ance, and ha.s directed the Speiya Ghilzais not to attack our troops or convoys. The latest news from Cabul, dated noon, Saturday, is that all is quiet there. It is stated that the townspeople are carrying away their property. It is expected that no opposition will be offered to our entry. Daka was occupied without opposition yesterday. A telegram from Simla states that General Roberts was advancing on Cabul. The health of the troops was good. The Ameer and his suite have expressed great astonishment at the Royal Horse Artillery and the heavy artillery having crossed the Shaturgardan Pass.
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"Ii- .I! CONSECRATION OF CHRIST CHURCH, BWLCHGWYN. The consecration of the church at Bwlchgwyn took place on Wednesday last. For many years a portion of the present building was used as a school, but the neces- sity of such having been done away with on the erection of Board Schools the original plan of converting the building into a church was carried out. A chancel, vestry, and lobby were added, and the result is a small but comfortable and suitable building. The building will hold about 140 persons, but on exceptional occasions 180 can be seated comfortably by the addition of chairs. The chancel which is nearly the same width as the body of the church, is elevated, and contains a small recess for the harmonium. It also has choir stalls and prayer desk, the pulpit being placed just without the right hand corner. The building is lit by day by windows (a modification of the lancet-shape) on the south side, and by small windows at the east and west ends, in the whole of which decorated glass is placed. Eight large lamps, suspended from the roof, light the building in the evening. Seats of varnished wood and of modern type are placed in the body of the church, which is entered through the lobby on the south side. The interior has a neat and comfortable appearance, but unfortunately the windows will not consent to ventila- tion, nor does there seem to be any other means provided for such. The building is nicely warmed by a patent stove, which stands about the centre of the church. The architect for the alterations was Mr. Fry, of Liverpool, and the builders Messrs. Phennah and Davies, Rhostyllen. The church, which has been used for divine worship for about twelve months, is at present in the parish of Brymbo, but a new parish will shortly be formed, the vicar designate to which is the Rev. J. W. Jones, B.A., who now acts as curate in charge. In connection with the good .work, considerable progress in which was marked on Wednesday by the consecration, Mrs. Kyrke of Nantyffrith, has worked very hard and taken con- siderable interest, and her services in this direction were spoken of by several on Wednesday. The same, perhaps, should be said of the Vicar of Brymbo, the Rev. William Jones, and also of the Vicar designate. The cost of converting the school-chapel into a church has amounted altogether to £900. Of this sum £700 has been paid, and the remaining £200 has to be raised. The district in which the church is situated is a poor one, and, therefore, outside assistance is not only solicited but greatly needed, and lovers of the Establish- ment in Cymru have here an excellent opportunity of showing liberality. The consecration services commenced at eleven o'clock, and was attended by a very large number of persons, amongst whom were Gpo. Osborne Morgan, Esq Q.C., M.P., and Mrs. Morgan, and party, W. Clayton, Esq., Brynmallv, and Miss Clayton, R. V. Kyrke, Esq Nantyffrith, Mrs. Kyrke, and Mr. Kyrke, jun., and others, with a larpe number of clergy. A procession of the clergy and choir was formed just before eleven o'clock, the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph following with the Deputy-Registrar, Mr. Roberts, St. Asaph. The hymn sung was the well-known one. The Church's one Foundation." The petition was presented to the Bishop at the south entrance by Mr. R. V. Kyrke. On the Bishop reaching the communion he read the 24th Psalm, after which the Deputy- Registrar read the petition, and the usual formalities were gone through. The robed clergy included Arch- deacon Smart, the Revs. D. Howell, B.D., Wrexham James Dixon, Berse; Edward Jones, Cilcen J. D. Jones, CoJwyn John Davies, Tryddyn John Williams, Minora; George Jenkins, Minera E. T. Davies, Liverpool; William Jones, Brymbo; and Rev. John Jones, Bwlch Gwyn. The other clergy included the Revs. W. Richardson, -Corwen T. H. Evans, Pont- blyddyn J. M. Jones, Corwen; and George Williams, Owersyllt. Special hymns for the service were printed for distribution. The proper prayers were read by the Bishop, andthe consecration sentences by the Archdeacon Rev. J. W. Jones read the ordinary prayers, the Rev. W. Jones the first lesson, the Rev. D. Howefll the second lesson. The Epistle was read by the Arch- deacon, and the Gospel by Hev. D. Howell. The Bn-HOP preached from portions of the loth and IGth verses of the 2nd chapter of St. Paul's epistJe to the Philippines, Among whom ye shine as light". in the world holding forth the word of life." Jtsus Christ, he said, was the true light which lighted every man who comes into the world. He was the source of light, and apart from Him all was darkness, without Him they knew no God, without Him they knew not how to worship God, He came into the world from the bosom of the Father and the great object of His mission was to reveal Him to us. He, in order to diffuse light, had chosen light bearers, and imparted His light unto them, and in the text they were told that they were the light- of the world, and shining lights, and that the way to diffuse that light was to hold forth the word of life, There was a close connection between light and life. They may say liubi was life and life light, and they knew that the knowledge which they obtained of the light was by the word. The word was the exposition of the mind it conveyed whatever the mind entertained. It was by this way that the mind was made known it was by this way that one mind knew another: and it was by this way that all moral power was exerted—for whatever they may do by the law, art, or force, all was weakness apart from that moral influence which was exerted by mind upon mind—it was in this way that God had chosen to influence man, and it in this way that the carrying on of the great work of His eternal purpose in renewing the world and restoring fallen humanity was to be done. One ire-at object in «* to Wishing His church was to diffuse His light. There were other objects in meeting in God's house of prayer, but the special object of the foundation of His church; and the assembling of His people, was to hold forth the word of life. It was the word which He had ordained as the great lllP:1lJ,; of conversion, it was the word that he had appointed as the means of their regeneration, it was the word by which faith was engendered, that faith by which men were justified and saved. But it must be the word of God, and not man's invention, not man's device, or man's tradition, it must be the word of the living God. This word contained the Jaw which God 1 had made known, the transcript of the divine mind, and they were commanded to preach and to snake known this law with a view of converting souls. The law itself was powerless for that purpose, bat they made known the law in order to convince man of sin, for. by the law, came the knowledge of sin, and toeonvinee man that he was a fallen creature, and that he to God the love of his heart and the obedience of Iris life. If they went no farther they would leave man in dark despair, but the word contained the divine message sent to man in the very condition in which he was found, and they told him that there was redemption and forgiveness with God. They sought, therefore, to make God known to h-an, and to tell him of the .great truth that "God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten won, that whosoever believeth in him; shall not perish, but have everlasting life." Jesus was himself the word, 110. was the exposition of the heart of their Heavenly Father, and came to make known his mind to them. He was their Redeemer, and through him they were justified from all things from which they could not be justified by the law of Mo&es. If they would only have an interest, a saving interest in the Lord Jesus he would blot out their transgressions as a cloud and their iniquity as a thick cloud. Jesus was made of woman in order to be identified with them, that he may occupy their place, and that they may be made righteous in Him. But to by justified meant something more than to be forgiven, /'hey could imagine forgive- ness being granted and acceptance withheld. If such was the case, they could not see their Heavenly Father and rejoice in his fellowship, but when they were justified "they were not only forgiven, but the righteousness of Jesus was reckoned to them, the righteousness which he wrought out by his obedience to death was imputed to them, and the Almighty looked upon them aa with Christ. The Divine Word contained another impoitant message. They were distinctly told that they never could become what they were required to be without a corresponding change in the inward mind. Therefore they could only be justified by a living faithin the Lord Jesus. and the Scriptures plainly declared that they were justified by faith and not by the of the law. The;, were justified by living faith, and in order to obtain that faith a mighty change take place in the inner man. Row distinctly the Sswiour had said, Except a man be tern .again he cannot enter intt. the Kingdom of Heaven." They must be of water And of the Holy Ghost. Holding forth the word of life." It WM not only by the public ministry and the public preaching that they held forcij the worù d life, but by the administration of the sacraments i&at he himself bad ordained in his church. Jlis lordshipIbaii expoun&;d the meaning of the symbols, and the work of tfce Holy Qhost in regard to the sacraments dB- the Church, combatting the doctrine ,01 transubswrJiiation and other similar teachings. Speaking of fee latter par. of the text, the Bishop they were to shine in dividualJw. It was the high privilege held e-at to them by God fco shine as lights in tL-e world. They were to "be the apostles of Christ, "known and read «f nIl men. They should let their light :I::1hine because the was hn of darkness. Again, -they should let ttlheir light, shine to guide others on the way to glory, and to warn others from the rocks and samite, upon which ,00 many perished. A collection was then made, amounting to £15 !59. Boly Comisaunion was administered at the dbse of the service. A luncheon was provided in ite schoolroom, by Mr. Stevesis, Hope-sbreet, Wrexham., lin which a number of ) ladies and gentlemen sat down, the Lord Biskop presiding. After luncheon the Rev. W. JONES Vicar of BryKibo, proposed the health of the Lord Bishop. They were very glad to see him amongst theasi. They had boon looking forward to that day in Bwkhgwyn for wamy J rears, and he was sure it would be loolsed upon as a red etter day in their history. The churdfc was not a very grand one, but they had done the beet they could with |1 what they had. He could remember wSien there was P hardly a Churchman in the parish. Their progress had oertainly been wonderful. They began svith about a dozen, but last Sunday there was about 100 persons present at the evening service. (Applause), His LORDSHIP, in responding, said it was very encouraging to know that the Church still had life in it. SThey were gradually recovering from the past when there was little provision for the spiritual wants of the population, and the means which they had of providing for those wants were alienated for different reasons. It was a matter of much thankfulness to find that here and there there were school chapels or new churches rising up before them, and he could not but believe that it Was their intention to again raise up the old Church of I Cymru. He believed there Were greater days before them. (Hear, hear). Looking in all directions he thought they had special cause for thankfulness to Almighty God. The other day he had the occasion of going into that great church in which Calvin preached for many a long year, and attending the services there, and although he could not understand much, he greatly appreciated what he did hear. One thing which struck him was the congregational and hearty singing, but the service was very meagre, and he greatly missed the service of their English Church. He thought the greater part, if not the whole of their liturgy was revised by Calvin who stood head and shoulders above all others in that age, and although he was often misunderstood, he was un- doubtedly a great man. He could not but feel that as England stood in the van of civilization in the world, so also the Church of England was the model of the great church of the future. (Hear, hear and applause). That they stood in need of considerable reforms he readily admitted even in the presence of the member for the county (Mr. Osborne Morgan) who was a Liberal. He thought that he was a Liberal himself although a Conservative—(laughter)—and Conservatism could not exist in the 19th century unless it was liberal, and remedied what was amiss in their national institutions. He believed true Liberalism was conservative and true 1 Conservatism liberal. (Applause.) They were sadly divided in this country and it was a shame to them, a great shame, and a lasting shame. They were agreed on the fundamental points of religion, and were divided only so far as the externals were concerned. It was a shame to them, and he looked forward to the time when they would come nearer to each other. He thought the member for the county did right when he stood up in the House of Commons and advocated a grant to Wales for greater educational advantages. (Hear, hear, and ap- plause). In Germany and France education was ob- tained for almost nothing, and whilst Welsh people had to contribute towards national education, the Prin- cipality received nothing in return. (Hear, hear, and applause). Year after year they were going on fighting shadows, and the real wants of their country were left neglected. He was very thankful that they had found a voice in the House of Commons to speak on their behalf. He would ask them to remember that they had a right, that they had a claim, and that whilst they were contributing to the advancement of others in this extensive kingdom, they themselves were left as hewers of wood and drawers of water. Such, he thought, was a great disgrace to the British nation. (Applause.) In conclusion, he proposed the health of Mr. and Mrs. Kyrke, Nantyffrith. He also coupled with the toast the names of the Vicar of Brymbo and the vicar of the future parish of Bwlchgwyn. He hoped a blessing- would abundantly wait upon their labours. (Hear, hear, and applause). Mr. KYRKE said it was quite a mistake to associate his name with his wife's in tins matter. He had had little or nothing to do in it. However, Mrs Kyrke, from the first moment she took up the work had given what help she could, and had exerted herself for the good of the parish—(Hear, hear)—and although she was his wife he thought he might be permitted to bear testimony to the fact he had mentioned. (Applause). As his lordship was aware their present church was first a school chapel, but when the Board Schools were built they carried out the original intention of converting the building into a church. It WPS not a very noble building, but he hoped it would prove beneficial to the district. (Applause). They would readily understand that there was a great difficulty in obtaining the necessary funds, as there were but few in the district who were able to assist in the matter. They still owed money, but, by the assistance of the Vicar and others he hoped they would soon be enabled to pay off what they remained. (Applause). nev. J. W. JONKS, B.A., the cumte, expresiied a hope that God's blessing would rest upon their work. The meeting then broke up, most of those present returning to church. Services were held in the afternoon and evening, when the church was again filled. Archdeacon Bmart preached in the afternoon, aaad the Rev. E. T. Davies, Liverpool, in the evening. The following evening services have beau arranged for: October 2nd, preacher Rev. D. Williams, Penycae; October 3rd, Rev. T. Jones, Rhos; October 6th., Rev. G. Williams, G wersyllt; October 7th, Rev. T. E. Jones, Brymbo October 8th, Rev. Meredith Hamer, Wrexham. On Sunday, October 5th, the preacher will be the Rev. W. Jones, Brymbo.
WREXHAM DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD. A meeting of this Board was held at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Wrexham, on Tuesday last. rresent Captain Griffith Bw.cawen (chairman), Messrs. S. T. Baugh, Benjamin Da-vies, W. Brereton, J. MtHigan, J. Wallis, Owen Hiuhes, Henry Dennis. W. Jones (Ber- sharri), Thomas (Holt), Pritchard (Allington), Lightfoot (Burton), Powell, (-Gwersyllt), Williams (Pickhill), Woodward"; (Marchwiel), Davies (Abenbuiy Fawr). THE AUDIT OF THE ACCOUX5B, The CLERK said the district auditor had audited the accounts, and the charge for such underlie new plan was £10 2s. Previously they had paid seven guineas. The sum was calculated on £5,918, the account remain- ing after deducting the sum payable by the county. It was ordered that tile statement of accounts be printed and circulated as usual. PROPOSED IMPBGYEilENT IN BIESTON In accordance with notice Mr. W. BRKIIETON moved That the widening of the road at Bryn Estyn, in the township of Beistol1, be carried out in accordance with the surveyor's report and estimate." Mr. PAKSONAGE seconded. The SCKVEYOK mid the estimate of cost was :t110Ut £90, exclusive of cartage, which had been promised free. Mr. BATJUH said the alteration should be made if possible, as at presEnt the place was very dangerous. At the same time they must act with great discretion, as the charge was now to be placed to the district fund and umler these circumstances they would have appli- cations for a large number of improvements. The CHAIRMAN said he had gone into the question of law in regard to the charge, and he felt quite certain that the amount must be charged to the district fund. The only question was whether under (these circum- stances a number of old Ruggested improvements would not be raked up. They should deal very cautiously with these improvements, and consider whether the present was the time to increase their expenditure. They must not think that because the sum would be spread over the whole of the common fund that it would amount to nothing. Every little bit increased the total. The motion was put to the meeting and-carried. PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT IN RHOSYKEDRE. The suggested improvement in Rhosyscedre, which was brought up at a previous meeting by Mr. Owen Hughes, was again considered and the swbject further adjourned, the SUrYcyor and Mr. Owen Hughes intend- ing to make enquiries and prepare estimate. BOAD NEAR CYMMAU HALL. The Surveyor reported on the state of road near Cymmau Hall, &c. on behalf of a committee which had been appointed to consider the matter. After discussion, it was decided that the Surveyor supply a tracing to the Clerk of that part 'of the road near the property of Mr. Atcherly, and tk-at the Clerk write him to the 'effect that his land had slipped, and asking him to remove the fallen earth. ia regard to the other part, the Surveyor would rmiedv it as he could. PROPOSED BRIDGE. Several memorials were received asking tthe Board to place a bridge cw-er the Five Fords of the Pickhill Brook. The Surveyor said that a portion of this improvement belonged to Abenbury Fechan in Flintshire, and if that county would contribute its share, this Board would not have a very large sum to raise. It was stated by several members present that the spot in question was a very dangerous one,-and was con- tinually getting imare so. Mr. BAUGH moved that the Surveyor prepare a plan and estimate with A view to bringing the ccatter before the Magistrates of the two counties. Eventually a ewmmittee was appointed to visit the place in conjunction with the Surveyor and report. OLD TOLL HOUSES. In reply to a mote in accordance with the Turnpike Act, the Surveyor 'reported that the toll houses on the Holt-road encroached on the highway. The Cleric said that, with a view to save time, he had written saying the irainoval of the houses would be an improvement. The act was approved of. PLATS GWYN ROAD. Mr. Lester forwarded a memorial which had been sent to him by the ratepayers asking him to Liring before the Board tite-question.of the road across Plas Gwyn mountain. A committee was appointed to view the rood. This concluded the business.
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