AN ABERYSTWYTH LICENSING QUESTION. TO-DAY another application will be made to the Justices in session at Llanbadarn Fawr to grant a licence for the sale of intoxicating drinks-on Constitution Hill. At the last meeting,of the Aberystwyth Town Council a resolution was. passed praying the magis- trates not to grant the licence, as the Council firmly believed that the granting ;of a licence for the-sale of intoxicating liquors on Con- stitution Hill would be injurious to the best interests of the town of Aberystwyth. This is the. third application, and we believe we are right in saying that it has created quite as much interest, and has been quite as carefully considered by the ratepayers at large as the two previous applications and we may add that all the arguments against granting,the licence on the previous occasions are still valid, and even weightier. We are convinced that the question of granting a licence for Constitution Hill is of vital import*, to the town-socially and muni- cipally and that its refusal wSll not in 'any way militate against the success of the Cliff Gardens and the best interests of the Com- pany. With regard to the statement that intoxicants will only be sold during three months of the year, and thal people would only be supplied once with drink, we should like to point out that nobody ever thought it would pay the Company so keep the Con- stitution Hill Gardens opm in the winter, and that, as far as tbi-- goes, the general- question remains in exactly the same position if\ on the previous occasions when the ilicence was refused. Bor is this all. \¥è believe that the Bend-bare fully aware of the general satisfaction which their previous decisions gave to a, iar wider circle than their own jurisdiction. We believe i.ÎL will be readily acknowledged that no ne is better qualified to, give an opinion on this subject as affecting the town than AJderman PETER JONES, an ] we cannot do better than quote his sumnjary of reasons against the granting of a licence. Speaking at the Council, Mr. JONES said that the majority and minority reports of the Licensing Com- mission were agreed as to the inadvisability- of granting sew licences in any instance. It was well yot to overlook the unanirxisus recommendation of a Commission that repre- sented every section of the community. He did not think it unreasonable that the Councils should express an opinion on the subject. He took exception on a previous occasion to an expression of opinion on the judgment given by the Magistrates at Llan- badarn, but that was a very different thing ta approaching them with an expression of opinion before they had exercised that judgment. This was a question that no doubt very seriously affected Aberystwyth, prejudicially or beneficially, and lie thought it was only fair and reasonable that the representative body of the town should ex- press an opinion on it. With the knowledge that he possessed of the Magistrates of Llan- badarn, he felt. sure they would pay con- siderable deference to an expression of opinion from such a representative body. The reasons against granting the licence were the same now as in 1897, and they had an additional reason in the recommendation of the Licensing Commission." This year, again, in addition to the Town Council, the College authorities and almost all the Churches in the town have passed resolu- tions praying the magistrates not to grant the licence, and we can only hope that their prayer will not be in vain,
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THE CHURCH AND THE COUNTY SCHOOLS, THE Delegates of the Bangor Diocesan Conference at one of their meetings last week, applied themselves to the problem of finding the best means of supplying the need of (lefidite 11 religious instruction." in the county school. Churchmen have for some time considered this problem in its relation to elementary education, and while Anglicans have done everything in their power to, if possible, capture the board schools, the Welsh contingent of the High Church party are now trying to initiate a movement to capture the county schools. Last week the duty of leading a discussion on the above subject was entrusted to Mr. G. W. KINMAN, headmaster of Dolgelley Grammar School. Dolgelley Grammar School is one of those Welsh schools which are still governed under the old regime, and it has not come under the Welsh Intermediate Act. Some years ago there was a good deal of talk amongst churchmen about making this school a great public school. It was intended that it should do for the diocese of Bangor what Eton, Winchester, and Harrow combined have done for England only more so. But then this magnificent scheme meant the expenditure of an enormous sum of money, which we believe has never been forthcoming, though the scheme was backed up by the highest dignitaries in the diocese. And herein the church people have beenc wiser than their spiritual advisers; they could nevei be persuaded to bolster-up a school which ought to have come under the Welsh scheme for intermediate education. The fact is, the Welsh people have never been in favour of the public school system, and the (originators and pio-jaoters of the j intermeddle education movement in Wales followed out; the national traditions as well -is acted wiAh the greatest judgment when they resolved not to adopt the public school system. Friar'sSchool and tlio.se of Rut ."hinand Cow-bridge were'never public schools. There are some amongst even the very be: old students of Llandovery School who think that it ceased to do really good work for Wales when it set itself up as a public school.. Their firm aonviction is that at that very moment it nst only broke away from its-old traditions^ and the desire of its founder, but entered on a career wherein it will become less a boon to the boys of the Principality, for whose advance- ment it was primarily established. While we gladly acknowledge that many of the public schools have distinguished traditions, we are- yet to learn that they are equally distinguished in tone,' and much less are they renowned foi- I religious worship.' We differ from Mr. KJNMAN. in his views respecting the character-training obtained by young scholars at these- great schools. At many of these schools, as lie says,, the country's noblest servants in Church and State have been taught; but we are inclined to think that' in very many cases these great statesmen and divines were great, in spite almost of their school system. GLADSTONE and Dr. ARNOLD would have been great had there been no Eton or Winchester, just as WORDSWORTH was great though lie was educated in a country school amongst he hills and lakes of Cumberland. We doubt if Lord BYRON considered himself a dcbtoi* to Harrow, or, CHARLES DARWIX to Shrewsbury. Too much stress must not be laid on tradition, V ?and the headmaster of an old-endowed ssliool at Dolgelley cannot possibly, look down upon the county schools whose birth is :itit of yesterday and whose, work in educating the Welsh boys and gii-l* is admired anti hand- somely acknowledged- by those who) view it with impartial eyes. Naturally, we have not the slightest sympathy wifeh all this twaddle about "definite religiou^sinsta-uction." If Churchmen want instruction in the Prayer Book and the, Catechism, by all means let them have it but we are unwilling that this sort of denominationalism should be taught 41 county schools at the public expense. We were surprised at Mp. KINMAN'S reference to the Prayer Book as a monument of exquisite English in connection with the subject of arousing literary tastes and the sense of beauty in pupils—we were surprised, we say, not indeed because we doubt whether what he says about the exquisite English is correct, but because it was unexpected,. We willingly acknowledge the marvel- 10,1.1.s rhythm and melodious amplitude of many of the supplications and collects of the Prayer Book but we think that this is a course of study to which ninety-nine clergymen out of every hundred should be submitted to. It is, perhaps, more adapted for clergymen than for boys. It; is not fair to compare the religious knowledge section of the Oxford and Cambridge Locals with that of the Central Welsh Board Examinations and this, for reasons which will be patent at. 0000. We are glad that some extremely timely advice was offered to the Conference by the Rev. E. O. JONES, Vicar of Llanidloes, of whose ser- vices to our country in his endeavours to translate into English some of our native poems, all Wales is sensible of. He wisely counselled his fellow delegates to accept the Government scheme for intermediate educa- tion, and the sooner the better. We are glad, too, that Mr. HUMPHREYS-OWEN, though not present at the Conference when the dis- cussion took place, has repelled the charge that our county school system might shelter indifference or even hostility to religion. Mr. HUMPHREYS-OWEN, as chairman of the Central Board, ought to know something about the matter, and he unhesitatingly de- clares the charge to be unfounded. We sometimes think that Churchmen ke°~ ^1 f aiVUL from acting on Local Governing Board0 and from contributing to local funds. This is a very serious mistake, and is a policy, if con- tinued long, that will defeat its own aim and prove in the end most detrimental to the test interest, even of the Church itself.
NOTES AND COMMENTS. The Duchess of Hamilton is now staying at Llandrindod Wells. The Thomas Welsh Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music has been awarded to Beatrice Eveline Jones, of Crickhowell. In another part of the paper we print Mr. O. M. Edwards' first address to his constituents, and a report of the annual meeting of the Merioneth Liberal Associa- tion together with notes by a member. The cult of kicking is evidently on the increase. It is estimated that 200,000 persons witnessed the First and Second Division of the League and Southern League matches on Saturday. The Council of the North Wales Univer- sity College have adopted a resolution placing on record their deep regret at the death of Bishop Lloyd, of Bangor, and their sense of the loss which the education movement in Wales has sustained thereby. The Lancaster County Licensing Magis- trates on Saturday refused to grant a renewal of the license of the canteen at Dawson City," Heysham. A provisional license for a new hotel to be built in part of the Strawberry Gardens grounds was also refused. pq I This year again St David's College Lam- peter, has move than held its own at the Michaelmas ordinations. No better proof of the thoroughness of the training especially in theology—at St David's College can be required than the exceptionally high percentage of success of its students at the bishops' examinations. Last Sunday, the Queen's reign exceeded by just three years the duration of that of King George III., Her Majestv having reigned 62 years and 96 days, from June 20th., 1837, whilst her grandfather's occupancy of the throne lasted 59 years and 96 days. At their meeting on Saturday the Dol- gelley Rural District Council, after a care- ful' consideration of the Medical Officer's Report, resolved to take proceedings against- the Corris Railway Company for not com- plying with the Council s order, and remov- ing an alleged nuisance on their premises a.t Corris. The Bishop 0; Chester was seized with indisposition on Sunday morning, and ait ordination, which should have tiaken place at, the Cathedral, was held in the private chapel at the Palace. Later in the* evening Dr Jayne was much better, and is now, we- understand, progressing favourably. The Keath magistrates wei e- engaged for several hours on Friday in hearing sum- monses against Edmund Law, a former- member of the town council, and recently returned at the head of the poll in the school board election, charging him with treating; voters in connection with the municipal by- election in November. Orders for beer for' voters, stated to ba in defendant's hand- writing, were produced. Three of the cases were withdrawn, but defei-dant was com- mitted for trial on the three remaining charges. At the close of the Manchester Licensing Sessions the justices in their report stated that seven new licenses had been gi anted, but that really only meant an increase of one in the total number in existence. They viewed with alarm the fact that spirit and wine dealers were increasing at a tre- mendous rate, and that the law compelled magistrates to grant licenses which other- wise might be refused. There were over 700 such licenses in the city, and in their opinion the licensing of dealers by the Excise should cease, and magistrates be empowered to grant ot-, refuse them. At tho-quarterly meeting of the Western Sea Fisheries Committee held at Portmadac last weak, Mr. H. Bonsall, of Cwm, 44ie Chairman, read the bailiffs' reports. In Carnarvon and Anglesey district mussels were plentiful, and the fishermen already appreciated the protection granted them. No Hoylake boats luul been in the district during the quarter, having kept nearer, their homes. Oysters had not been as plenteous a t Holyhead as they were last year "but cod, lobsters, ifcc., were better than v.er, and good prices were realised. Owiag to thq prevailing calm weather trawling has iio4 been very good. Captain Priclurd reported -that Pwllheli fishermen had deae well, and ,sole.% were plentiful. Crabs and lobstors were improving. Mackerel v.,e.re good near Nevin and Cilan, Mr. I?.;ehard Dayies, Aberdovey, reported very favourably about fishing along the Cardiganshire coast. Mr. Edward Case, J.I1, civil engineer and expenditor of the lev-1, of Romney Marsh, died on Saturday at his residence at Dym- church, Kent, from, heart affection. He made a great name ill the engineering world, owing to his system of groyning for sea defence. He attsnded the deliberations of the British Association at Dover last week, and was to have read a paper but lie was too ill to do so. Deceased came of a well- known Kentish family. His father held the office of Town Clerk of Maidstone for many years, and a brother holds that position at the present time. Mr. Case was appointed expenditor of Romney Marsh Level in May 1890, and the effect of his work has been to raise the foreshore in some places as much as 8ft., and an average of 4ft. Gin, through- out. So successful was Mr. Casp, that he was consulted about many places round the coast of the United Kingdom. Mr. Case was well known in this district, and the news of his death will be received with regret. His system has been adopted at Borth, and he paid several visits to that place while the groynes were being constructed. Speaking at the opening of the new Couuty Intermediate Schools at Ebbw Vale last week, Sir William Harcourt said Wales had accomplished what England had failed to do. It had completed Jacob's ladder of education; it had provided the intermediate education which was the missing link in England be- tween elementary and higher education. The great merit gf \Velsh education was the iltr", shown in it by the people. He urged parents to remember that the b^ inheritance for their children was a good education. He insisted on the importance of keeping children longer at school. Finally, he urged the necessity of devoting more attention to the study of foreign languages. We had been, in the past, too John Bullish." More attention should be paid to the scientific study of commercial subjects. In this connection Sir William pointed out how Germany had been enabled to compete so successfully with British trade. At the annual Conference of the North Wales Poor Law Guardians last week, Capt. B. T. Griffith-Boscawen, chairman of the Wrexham Board of Guardians, who presided, said he noted an imminent change in public opinion. In 1883 certain unions were going in for a strict administration of outdoor relief, and in certain unions it had been almost abolished. He gave way to no one in his desire that outdoor relief should be carefully administered, but it occurred to him at the same time that the unions he referred to were going too far. It was a step rather in advance of our time, and scarcely practicable, and a reaction, he felt at the time, was inevitable. That reaction now appeared to be taking place, and he *•» afraid it would have some unfortunate suits if care was not taken. He nolF.* sort of rebellion against the ideas pi by some poor-law reformers, and in f of a return to the laxity of former He wished to say that he hoped there;& be no return to that laxity, and that ncr devices such as old-age pensions woulS pressed forward in such a form as viir indicate that the lessons of the Poor- Commission of 1834 had been forgotten. IML would not like to see the people taught to,, rely too much upon State support. Having touched upon the improA ements made in the administration of workhouses since poor-law conferences began, Captain Griffith-Boscawen pointed out that the lady guardians had had good effect in that direction.