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THE WELSH BAPTIST UNION.

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THE WELSH BAPTIST UNION. THE DISESTABLISHMENT QUESTION. Tne sittings of the Welsh Baptist Union were opened at Carnarvon on Tuesday, under the presi- dency of the Rev W. Harris (Heolyfelin), the chair. man for the year. On the motion of Mr R. Roberts, solicitor (Carnar- von), the financial statement, showing a balance in hand of £ 24, was adopted. Professor Silas Morris, M.A., Bangor, then read an able paper on "The Present Position of Biblical Criticism," which provoked a prolonged and interest- ing discussion, the speakers deprecating the fondiaoss of some pieaehera for touching upon controversial and sceptical subjects before congregations whose minds had never been ruffled by doubts as to the foundations of Christianity and the Divine inspiration of the Soriptures. The Rev T. E. Williams (Aberystwyth), as a. mem- bfr of the committfe appointed to draft political resolutions, reported that the committee asked the o inference to approve of of resolutions congratulating the Liberal party upon its return to power; calling attention to the necessity for giving Welsh disestab- lishment a foremost place in the programme of the new Parliament, and calling upon the Charity Com- missioners and the joint education committees of Wales and Monmouthshire to insert in their schemes for intermediate education provisions securing com- plete liberty of conscience to pupils in those schools. Several ministers and laymen dwelt upon the desira- bility of impressing upon the Charity Commissioners and the education committees the importance of utilising for public benefit endowments which they maintained were at present unjustly possessed by the Established Church.—The Rev A. J. Parry said he believed that with regard to disestablishment, the conference should adopt a much more definite resolu- tion than that penned by even the Welsh Parlia. mentary party. Let their demand be that Home Rule for Ireland and Welsh disestablishment should be taken concprrently; otherwise, the Liberal party would not be in a position to deal with the latter question after the withdrawal of the Irish members from Westminster.—A delegate reminded Mr Parry that, according to Mr G adstone's declaration, it was not intended that the Irieh members should with- draw from the Imperial Parliament.—Mr Parry aaked whether disestablishment could be considered an Imperial matter if not, the Irish party would have no voice in deciding it. and Wales would be left in the hands of Tory England.—It was subsequently agreed that the committee should di aft a resolution bearing upon the subjects of disestablishment and temperance. The Revs H. C. Williams (Corwen) and R. D Roberts (Ll'vynhendy) w re appointed president and vice-president respectively for tLe ensuing year.

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