Welsh Nonconformist Manifesto. THE Executive Committee for Anglesey and Car- narvon ,entrusted with the duty of organising Nonconformist opposition to the Education Bill in these counties has issued a manifesto to the Free Churches to the effect that in view of the fact that the Education Bill now before Parliament militates directly against the principles and inter- ests of Nonconformists in general, the Executive Committee felt it to be the bounden duty of all who- were Nonconformists by conviction not only to protest against the passing of the measure, but also to oppose it by every possible means. That, too, was the conviction and unanimous decision of the great conference of over 500 re- presentatives held at Carnarvon on May 15th, and the similar conference held at Llangefni on May 22nd. Acting on the authority and in- 'struction of those conferences the committee ap- pealed to every Free Church of every denomina- tion in those counties for its active and hearty co'-operation in .carrying on a determined cam- paign against the measure. (o)
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North Wales and the Educa- tion Bill. Letters from Lord Rendel and Mr S. Smith, M. P. Important Meetings. ON Saturday afternoon a conference of delegates representing the Liberal Associations of the boroughs and county of Flint, and the Free Church Councils was held at Mold, when Mr Thomas Parry presided over a large attendance. —A letter was read from Mr S. Smith, M.P., who .said the Liberals of the county knew how often he had moved in Parliament to uphold the rights of Nonconformists in the matter of educa- tion, and how entirely he sympathised- with the feelings of his constituents on that burning question. After referring to' his severe nervous breakdown, the result of many years of over- strain, he expressed his grief at not being able to serve his constituency this session, As to the Educational Bill it seemed to be concerned in the interests of denominational scholars and against public or Board Schools-so, skilfully directed to fhat end, and only by prolonged experience would its true inwardness be dis- experience would its true inwardness be- discov- ered. It broke up the compromise of 1870, placed denominational schools on the rates, and con- tinued to them the special aid grant of 5s per child. So it was clear that the local bodies would in case of all future schools have a coni- stant bias to save tlhe rates, by .encouraging de- nominational rather than Board or public schools. He saw little. prospect of really good secondary 'education for England, such as they now had in Wales. He approved of the princi- ple of unifying the education, but he would rather have built upon the foundation of the. excellent School Boards they had in their great cities, than throw them over in favour of un- tried bodies. He was not an advocate of mere secular education. He thought the tone of a school was greatly heightened and improved by art association with religion. Were the Church of England wise in its generation and content to teach the young the rudiments of Christian instruction as Nonconformists were content to do, that difficulty would never have arisen, but they knew too well there was a section of the clergy who abhorred Protestant dissent, and they objected to leave in their hands the reli- gious education of 8,000 rural parishes, of which about half the population were Protestant dis- senters. Lord Rendel wrote that even when viewed as a menace for England alone the Government Bill was insolently reactionary and aggressive; no similar measure could be propounded in any other quarter of the British Empire. To press it upon Wales was particularly iniquitous. The Rev John Owen (Mold) proposed, and Dr Humphrey Williams (Flint) seconded, a resolu- tion condemning the Bill; and Mr Fred Llew- elyn Jones (Holywell) having supported, it was passed. On the motion of the Rev Thomas Roberts (Mold), seconded by the, Rev T. Sha.nkland (Rhyl), the other Free Church Federation reso- lution demanding the maintenance to extension of authorities elected directly to manage. the schools was adopted. Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., ,addressing the meeting, said he felt the great responsibility which rested upon him to fight the Bill, not only in the country, but in Parliament itself. On the day that peace with the Boers was announc- ed, war in the, House of Commons was com- menced upon the Nonconformists. The. Bill was thoroughly bad. Board Schools had many enemies in that country—many open and many secret enemies—and those enemies, open and secret, had at last had their way. They had captured the Government of the country, and they had at last succeeded in procuring the abolition of those bitterly-disliked schools. (Cheers.) He was not going to play down to any unwise spirit of economy in regard to edu- cation he believed in money being spent upon the schools, but they must be their own schools. (Appjause.) If the ratepayer was to put hi,s hand into 'his pocket he must be allowed to put his hand into the ballot-box as well. (Applause.) -(0)-
Enthusiastic Meeting at Holywell. On Saturday night a crowded and enthusias- tic meeting-was held at the Assembly Hall,Holy- well, in opposition to the Education Bill. Mr Joseph Jones, chairma,n of the Liberal Associa- tion, presided. On the proposition of the Rev Ijugh Evans (Wesleyan minister), seconded by Mr F. Llew- elyn Jones, a resolution was "unanimously car- Tiied condemning the Bill as an entire reversal of the leading principles of the Act of 1870 and a violation of public justice. Mr S. Moss, M.P., 'said the present Education Bill was a clerical Bill, 'and not an Education Bill. He objected to the Bill because it pro- posed a State endowment of religion in a very insidious form, and an endowment which would be a permanent one. For his part he hoped that if the Bill became law the Nonconformists of the country would agitate against and oppose it, and make such 'a determined resistance to the collection of the rate as to make the Act im- possible of execution in t'he country, because if they did not do so, they did' not know to what limits 'a Government like the present might even- tually go. If the clerics wanted Voluntary Schools an which to teach their faith, then, in the name of all that was fair 'and right, let them pay for them. (Applause.) Mr J. Herbert Lewis, 'M.P., also addressed the meeting. O
St. Asaph Guardians and the Education Bill. At the fortnightly meeting of the St. Asaph Board of Guardians held on Friday last, the Rev Dr A. J. Parry introduced a discussion on the Education Bill. He reckoned that the rate the Bill would impose was an unnecessary ad- dition to an 'already overburdened country. With regard to the Denbighshire district the education rate already amounted to 7)id' in the £ for the School Board, 2d more was suggested for the maintenance of fabrics which, although the promoters said it would be a purely volun- tary rate, would, he was convinced,, in the end be a compulsory one, and he did not see why all denominations should support sectarian schools. Another twopence for secondary edu- cation brought it up to II)i d, It was a great injustice that this money should be paid with- out direct representation of the ratepayers, and the offer of the Government to allow representa- tion to the extent of only one-third' was simply a fraud. He proposed the followin,g resolution "That this 'Board, as the rating 'authority of the St. Asaph Union, protests against the Educa- tion Bill now before Parliament because it im- poses a rate without a direct representation of the ratepayers or any adequate control of the ex- penditure, because it does .not guarantee effi- ciency in the teaching of scholars or the train- ing of teachers, and because it raises again and perpetuates the religious difficulty and the ascen- dancy of sectarianism in the administration of national affairs. This Board would also point out the. importance at this juncture of a univer- sal system of education as the only means by which the country can hold its own against rival nations." (M-r Alderman Joseph Jones (Old Colwyn), who seconded, did so chiefly on the ground that it would do away with Board Schools. The resolution was carried by 27 votes to four, six members, including the chairman, remain- ing neutral. (o)
Nonconformists and the Bill. On Tuesday afternoon a most representative gathering of Nonconformists from every county in North Wales, representing the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Joint Education, appointed to watch the progress of the Bill, the North Wales Federation and Free Churches, and the North Wales Liberal Council, met at Llandudno, under the presidency of Mr W. Elwy Williams, J.P. (Rhyl), to discuss the arrangements for holding a united demonstration of protest against the Education Bill. Three places were named in which a large meeting could be held', as there was plenty of seating capacity in the respective pavilions, viz., Carnarvon, Colwyn Bay, arid Llandudno, and eventually it was decided that the latter town was the most easily accessible from all parts of North Wales. Owing to the approach of the Coronation it was felt inadvisable to' hold a meeting until th- middle of July. As to the speakers, it was stated that a pro- minent member of the Opposition was expected to attend, as well as the North Wales Libeni members. The following gentlemen were appointed co i veners :-M,r Gwilym Parry, Denbigh (secretaiv of the Welsh National Liberal Council) the Rev. Dr. 'Oliver, Holywell (secretary of the Free Churches Federation); and Mr Beriah Evans, Carnarvon. ♦
Fashionable Wedding at Conway. CONWAY Parish Church was on Wednesday the scene of a very fashionable weddinil, when Miss Bertha Lees, the youngest daughter of the late Mr John Lees, J.P., and Mrs Lees, of Cartref Melus, Conway, and of Oldham, was married; to Mr Harry Keeling, of Sutton Coldfield, the second son of the late Mr Elias Foxhall Keeling, of Birmingham. The ceremony was performed by the Rev J. P. Lewis, M.A., vicar, who. had just returned from Italy, assisted by the Rev. Robert Jones, the rector of Gyffin, and the Rev R. Roberts, curate. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr C. Mellodew Lees, was charmingly attired in ivory duchesse satin, trimmed with Brussels lace, silver, and chiffon, and a full Court train of white moire trimmed with silver, and wore a white veil with a wreath of orange blossoms, and carried a beautiful bou- quet of white exotics, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Reade (Manchester), Miss G. Taylor (Oldham), IMiss F. Rothwell (Manchester), and Miss Mary Crump (niece of the bride), and the three former were gowned in white Liberty satin, trimmed with accord'eon- pleated chiffon and black picture hats trimmed with feathers. They carried bouquets of dark crimson roses, and also wore opal and ruby lace brooches, the gifts of the bridegroom. Miss Mtary Crump wore a gown of white Liberty satin trimmed with accordeon-pleated chiffon and a Dutch bonnet, 'and carried a basket of crimson roses. She also wore a gold curb bracelet, the 'gift of the bridegroom. The bride's mother was .dressed in black silk, trimmed with mauve, and carried a bouquet of purple iris and lilies of the valley. The bridegrom was attended by his brother, Mr J. F. Keeling, as his best man. While the congregation waited for the bridal party to put in an appearance, the organist, Mr H. G. Brereton, played a selection of music, and on the bride walking up the aisle the organ pealed forth the "Bridal March" from "Lohen- grin and afterwards Mr Brereton played Men- delssohn's "Wedding M'arch." After the ceremony a reception was held at Cartref Melus,and was attended by a large num- ber of relatives and friends, Herr De Mersey's orchestral band, conducted by Mr J. Mohr, being in attendance. Later in the afternoon the happy couple left for London, en route for Eastbourne, where the honeymoon is being spent, the hridle's travelling dress being of grey cashmere trimmed with white crepe de chine with grey chigon hat to match. The presents, which were numerous and' hand- some, included a diamond and pearl rin'g from the bridegrom to the bride, and a gold watch chain from the bride to the bridegroom. The wedding cake, weighing about one hun- dredweight, was supplied by Mr A. Sumner, of the Grosvenor Restaurant, Llandudno, who also catered for the reception. It should be noted that the grounds at Cartref Melus were beautifully d'ecorated with festoons and flag's, and the bridal party passed under two floral arches, on which appropriate mottoes had been inscribed.
The Assistant Surveyorship of His Majesty's Prisons of England and Wales has been con- ferred by the Home Office on Mr R. G. Alford.
University College of North Wales. Inauguration of a Building Fund. AN extraordinary meeting of the Court of Gov- ernors of the University College of North Wales, Bangor, was held on Monday at the Queen Hotel, Chester, for the purpose of taking into consideration the question of raising necessary funds for the erection of college buildings upon the site presented to the college by the city of Bangor. The President (Lord Kenyon) was in the chair, and there were also in attendance Miss Griffith (Barmouth); Mr T. Rowland Hughes (Liverpool), Mr E. Taylor Jones (Bangor), the Rev. T. P. Jones (Dinorwic), the Rev. R. Jones (Hawarden), Professor W. Lewis Jones (Bangor), the Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., Mr J. L. Muspratt (Rhyl), Mr J. Allanson Picton (Penmaenmawr), Professor R. W. Phillips (Bangor), Dr. E. 0, Price (Bangor), Principal Reichel (Bangor), Dr. John Roberts (Chester), Dr. Isaac Roberts (Crowborough, Sussex), Pro- fessor .P. J. White (Bangor), Dr. J. H. Williams (Flint), Mr Thomas Williams (Denbigh), and Professor J. E. Lloyd (secretary and registrar). -The President regretted to say that the attend- ance at the meeting fell short of the number re- quired by the statutes of a quorum, and suggest- ed they should discuss the subject in an informal way. Professor Lloyd read a number of communica- tions from members of the Court who were not able to attend. Among those who wrote was Professor Edward Edwards, who suggested that the old students of the college should be ap- pealed to, as, in his belief, they would contri- bute readily to the fund in memory of old college. days. Major Jones Roberts, in his letter, sug- gested that the Councils of North Wales should follow the example of Bangor, and make grants. Lord Kenyon said his object in calling the. meeting was that they might not lose the oppor- tunity which seemed to. have been created by the installation of the Prince of Wales as Chancellor and the enthusiasm which that installation had evoked. He agreed with a suggestion that had been made that it would be unwise to attempt to estimate in figures the amount they had to raise. They might safely say it would be a large sum, which would tax their resources, and which they could not expect to raise in Wales alone. They hoped confidently that they would be supported by the Government, ihe^ could show already a very substantial sum in the way of a grant from Bangor itself. (Hear, hear). Principal Reichel said the members of the Senate agreed, .and felt the present moment very favourable for moving. There had been con- siderable sacrifices made by the town of Bangor, and they ought to make an effort to raise money to place suitable buildings on the site. The interest excited throughout the whole of North Wales by the recent visit of the Chancellor had brought' out in perhaps a clearer way than ever before the position of the college as the repre- sentative of higher education in North Wales. There was at the back of this • question the very pressing need that existed in the college for fuller accommodatJQn. For several years the pressure had been felt, and it was now greater. This year they had a record number of students —namely, 320. For the last ten years they had been obliged to regard the college buildings as not of a permanent kind, and additions which had had to be made owing to the increase in the number of students had been of a temporary character. The disability which they were un- der was felt most heavily on the Arts side, though it was felt in the library and in the whole college. The registrar reminded him they received Zi,ooo a year ago from the Sir Henry Tate trustees and 1,000 from Mr William Rathbone towards the building fund. Dr. Price urged on the work. They felt that the college was for the people it was governed by the people, and was most democratic. Mr Muspratt suggested that in their appeal, if they allowed a certain time within which sub- scriptions could be paid by instalments—say five years,—they would reap thousands of pounds in that way. (Hear, hear). Professor R. W. Phillips said the Senate were unanimously of opinion that they ought to move in this matter at once. He agreed with the sug- gestion that they should appeal for subscriptions extended over a certain number of years. The Hon. G. T. Kenyon, M.P., observed that he ought to be in "another place," taxing the food of the people and adding to the general comfort in that way. Some of them would, how- ever, perhaps think he w,as better occupied where he was. (Hear, hear). He moved—"That, in the opinion of the Court, the time has arrived for the inauguration of a building fund'to enable the college authorities to erect upon the site presented by the city of Bangor permanent col- lege buildings adapted to the needs of the in- stitution and worthy of its position as the seat of higher education in North Wales." The ob- ject commended itself to the wealthy people of North Wales. Mr Muspratt seconded the resolution, pnd it was adopted. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr Thomas. Williams (Denbigh), seconded by the Rev. J. I*. Jones (Dinorwic), that a committee be appointed to take the necessary steps in consultation with the Council for raising a building fund. The following were afterwards nominated as members of the committee :-The president, the vice-presidents (Dr. Isambard Owen and Mr W. Cadwaladr Davies), the chairman and eight members of the Council, the principal and' eight members of the :Senate, four representatives of the Bangor City Council, Lord Mostyn, Sir W. W. Wynn, Sir A. L. Jones (Liverpool), Mr Simon Jones (Wrexham), the Rev. T. Parry (Colwyn Bay), the Rev. Griffith Ellis (Bootle). Colonel Gee (Liverpool), Mr W. G. Dodd (Llangollen;, Mr Lloyd John (Corwen), Mr R. O. Jones (Blaen- au Festiniog), Mr Robyns Owen (Pwllheli), Mr J. Harrison Jones (Denbigh), Mr Isgo;d Jones (Llanrwst), Mr H. G. Roberts (Hope), Mr W Forester Addie (Welshpool), Mr A. J. P. Child, Mr Sydney Taylor (Hawarden), Mr J. I. Muspratt (Rhyl), the members of Parliament f.)r North Wales, Dr. Tolhn Roberts (Chest? -), Mr J. Allanson Picton, Mr Thomas Williams (Llew- esog, Denbigh), Mr C. E. Howell (Welshpool) and Mr J. Rice Roberts (Beaumaris). The meeting then terminated.
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