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BARRY FREE CHURCH COUNCIL AND PASSIVE RESISTANCE. PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION TO BE HELD. FORMATION OF A RESISTANCE LEAGUE DECIDED UPON. The Barry Free Church Council have taken the matter of passive resistance up very keenly, and already several meetings in connection with the movement have been held. An adjourned meeting of the Free Church Council was held at Tabernacle Welsh Cangregational Chapel, Holton- road. Barry Docks, on Friday evening last, under the chairmanship of the Rev Aaron Davies, D. D. (president). Rev W. Ingli James, Barry, opened the meeting with prayer. The Secretary (Rev J. Mydyr Evans) reported that, in accordance with the resolution of the Council at the previous meeting he had sent a strong appeal, with a prepaid telegram to Mr Lloyd George, M.P., to the House of Commons. asking that gentleman to attend a passive resist- ance demonstration to be held at Barry at a future date, but up till then he had received no reply.- Rev T. Pandy John stated that he had also written to Mr Lloyd George. M.P., Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., and the Rev D. J. Hiley, of Bristol, but neither of these gentlemen had yet replied. As the resuit of a short discussion, a committee, composed of the Revs T. Pandy John, D. Lee Cann, and J, Mydyr Evans, Mr E. J. Thomas, and Mr James Cruise, was formed, such committee being delegated with power to deal with any replies from the gentlemen named, and to make arrangements for the formation of a Passive Resistance Demonstration. — A suggestion was also made by the Rev T. Pandy John that a resist- ance meeting be held during the week of the annual meetings of the Bible Christian Connexion at Barry Docks next week, when they might be able to secure the services of some of the best ministers of that connexion. A deputation having waited upon the Overseers of the Poor of Barry parish, asking their acceptance of part payment of the poor rate, thus enabling a practical protest to be made against the adminis- tration of the Education Act at Barry, the Rev D. H. Williams said the overseers had received them very courteously, and promised to ascertain their legal position in the matter. When he received a reply he would send same to the Press for publication. The question of the formation of a Passive Resistance Committee was next discussed.-The President said he was glad to see that a number of ladies had already resisted payment of the rate. (Hear, hear.)—Rev D. H. Williams suggested that they call it the Barry Citizens' League," and that its objects be as follows :—(!) To offer passive resistance to the payment of that portion of the Education Rate which will go towards the main- tenance of sectarian schools. (2) To unite to- gether for mutual support and encouragement. (3) To supply any necessary legal or educational information.-It was resolved to form the League and the Rev D. H. Williams, M.A., was appointed secretary, and in order to enable Mr Williams to carry out the duties, it was decided that the Rev W. Williams take over the editorship of the Welsh portion of the Free Church Magazine, the Rev C. J. Clarke being appointed to edit the English portion.- A list having been sent around the meeting, eighteen persons present signed the same, and pledged themselves to passively resist the Education Act. FIRST MEETING OF THE LEAGUE. Following the Free Church Council meeting, a meeting of the Barry Citizens' League, or Passive Resistance Committee, was held, Mr S. R. Jones being voted to the chair. Mr E. J. Thomas, solicitor, was elected treasurer Mr W. J. Flower was appointed district secretary for Barry Dock Mr J. Meikle for Cadoxton and the Rev D. H. Williams (the general secretary) for Barry. A committee, consisting of the chairman, the three secretaries, and treasurer, was appointed to form rules. The Secretary was instructed to draft an announcement, and send the sam e to all theNoncon- formist Churches in the town, stating that a meeting would be held on the following Tuesday, at Tabernacle Chapel. — Rev D. Lee Cann pro- nounced the benediction, and the meeting concluded*

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