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Bibie*in -Schools League. POINTS FOR THR PEOPLE THE BOYCOTT OF 'inrt BIBLE. ANOTHER PHASE OF THE TEACH* J.'d CONSCIENCE. (Published by Arrangement.) The opponents of the Biblo in Schools movement have made a somewhat extensive use of the name of Sir W, li. Nicoll, wiitor of-ihe "British Weekly," by quo ing him as saying that the "secu'ar solution was ihe ontv solution of ihe educational problem." SirW. R. Nicoll in his earlier dajs m.-ty havsaid something likw tnis, but in his wiser aDd more mature yearn, be has Faiij the very <;, a rt-gard to which should induce Sir Robert Stout and others not to misrepr sent this prominent English religious journalist. , ■ Sir Robert Stout the other month, in the "Evening Stnr" Dunedin, aff'rmed that Sir W. , R Niooll was a secularist ai-regards national education in 1909. an fffinnation whioh ie distinctly erroneous, as the -following tvidence -will-show. In , 1908, iiir \V, R 1 Nicoll became one of a committee—a thousand or , more strong ,of men and women in prominent positions—whose object was to promote and ma main ml gious teaching as an "integral part of the national system of education ."•• He also became « member of the Executive Commit cc, and took his share in forming a eoheme of religious teaching in the national schools of England, which placed the, Bible in the school curriculum, and in special circumstances opened the door to : +elfgious teachers to enter the BChools in Bohool hours, and give religious instruction.' These faota, which Sir Kobert Stout and Professor Mackenzie may well consider, are-set forth in a pamphlet entitled "Toward Educat onal Peace," published by Longman and Go , 1910. THE BOYCOTT ON THE BIBLE There is one outstanding faot ought to be grasp d by every citizen at this crisi b in the history of education in New Zealand, and that is that there is only one solution of the religious difficulty before the country, and before Parliament, and that is, the sane proposal of ths Bible ita State Schools League. The Roman Catholio prelates have nocontiibucion further than rivettiug more firmly the chain of secularism round tne neofc of olt public schcol system. The bo called National Schools Defence Leegue bas no solution, and it only playe the part of sacallite to the Roman Catholio opposition. One of the most incredible utterances ever made by eiuoated citizens was made in April last in \Ve lington, when it was solemnly;agreed at tne mewing of the* opposition league by Messrs, Mackenzie, Hunter, Caughtey, and others: "That every National Schools Defence League in the Dominion is irr'eoono.lably opposed to making- Bible reading or reli|tioUß instruction part and paruel of the public sb ooU' curriculum " The Bible is put on an index prohibitorum by this extraordinary le gue as rßgard:» itn use in the public school life of the nation, why the Bible should be treated, to UHethe somewhat coarse but ve*y expressive language of Dr. Cleary, *s we wou'd treat "a declared leper or a bubonio rat," raises a question for which f; an answer sho iid be given by these men who thus ban the Bible. The Nstional Defenoe.League singles out no other book in the whole world of literature for attack Bave the Bible. An Usue of The Akaboa Mail newspaper would not be large enough to oontain the testimonies givan by statesmen, soie tists, edu catienalists, philantrophiets, and religijus teachers in favour of the Bible in the schools of our nation. The antagonism of Professors Mackenzie. Hunter, and others to the Bible in sohools simply fills with amazement visitors to New Zealand. Tbeir statement would sound utterly incredible to prominent Congregational divinee such as Dt J. D. Jones, who has let the New public know that 99. percent, of the people of England would be opposed to putting the Bible out of the school. . HAS THE CONSCIENCE OF THE CHRISTIAN TEACHER NO RIGHTS? There is another side of this question .of the conscience of the teacher. What abou* the conscience of tho Christian teacher ? Has the Christian teacher not any rights in tbi 8 connection? The decision of a mcc; inn of an Educational lustunie in noway indicates the real nvnd of thousands of teachers probably At one meet i;> of the Teachers' Institute held not long ago'the total attendance was 40—a large maj >nty carried w> motion against the Bible in tcbools movement. Wni there were 40 members of the Institute pre sent, there were probably about 300 absent, L r the country schools* were carrying on their work, and the teachers'couldnctbeprereut.ti) i the vote of that Institute simply the mind of 30 opponents who were prese , t ai'ij in no way represented the 300 wbo were absent. The absence of the Bible as a etnndatd of morals from our schools has distressed and troubled not a few of our leachers in the pant. Heae is an eiperieece that one Chris , ! tian teacher has passed through—a res-peeled iffice bearer in a Christian church. An out break of a moral badness in the form of obscene writing scattered about the school and playground manifested itself. Ihe teacher laid his band''6n the guilty scholar and sent that scholar home. The father o£ the scholar in question WB.S n man who W3S d War fed to some extent mentally ond morally! although shrewd enough m the world of business. Hβ went to the Echool end threatened the schoolmaster with physical violence if be did not take his child back, The eohoolmaster refused, and the committee supported the school master in refusing to allow the scholar in question to attend echool. The man withdrew hisoth r children, engaged a governess to teach them, and six months aiterwaids brought an action in the Magistrate's Court against the tchoolma: ter for the salary of the gover ness. The magistrate, of oourse, non suited" The plaintiff, and flung the case out of oourt, but for long weary months the schoolmaster pansed through a crucifixion in a country disi trict through this distressing case, and all through be deplorc-d the fact that he was muzzled and gagged as a teacher .o that he could not set forth effectively moral teaching i that ought to bulk bo Jarge in any education worthy of the name. Thee are hundreds, probably thousands of teachers who deplore the inadequacy of our educational system from the moral un.i i\ligious standpoint, and probably the Premier is profoundly oognisant of this when he Bays without committing himseif iv any way to the League's platform that he stands up for the Bible every time. The moral needs of our schools cry aloud for the entrance of the Bible.

H. MATSON & CO. DUVAUOHELLE SALE. H MATSON &. CO will offer for public • auotion at the Duvauchelle Ealo on ' FEIDAY, JULY 7th, the following lines :— JJ, TWO YEAR &TEERS 2O YEARLINGS g HEAD FAT CATTLE • g f PBINGING HEIFERS CHESTNUT GELDING (s.yeart) broken ] to saddle and harness. -'• H. MATSON & CO., Auotioneers. COWS. COWS. COWS. IMPORTANT PENINSULA REALISATION SALE H MATSON & CO. are instructed by • MR. H. C. NEWTON to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION at DUVAUCHELLE'S BAY SALEYARDS THURSDAY, AUGUST 20ih, 1914. 40 Cows, due August and Sept ember, 40 Cows, due August and September! 40 Oowe, due August end September Mr Newton , * herd is both well and favourably known, and benoe we recom mend all wanting good Oowa to wait and attend this sa'e. . . H. MATSON & CO, NATIONAL MORTGAGE AND AGENCY' ' COMPANY. """"" DUVAUOHELLE MONTHLY STOCK SALE THE NATIONAL MORTGAGE A Y ."D AGENCY CO. will hojd their Mont ly StookSale at the DUVAUCHELLE SALEYARDS, On FRIDAY, AUGUST 7. PRESENT ENTRIES - Af\ TWO AND THREE YEAR OLD 4:U BULLOCKS. , A 18MONTHS STEERS AND 4:U HEIFERS. Further Entries Invited. NATIONAL MORTGAGE AND AGENCY CO., LTD., ■ Auctioneers.

county council notices. WAII EWA COUNTY COUNCIL. '-pHE Ordinary Meeting of the Wairewa JL County Council, is postponed from the Uth', to the 18th, inst. T. QUEALY, Clerk. MEETINGS. . LADIES' MEETING. a MEETING of ladies for the purpose of •£Ji forming a Committee for collecting funds and suitable garments for the New Zealand Forces now mobilising will be held in the Akaroa Borough Council Chambers at 3 30 p.m. on MONDAY, August 10. M. ARMSTRONG, Mayoress. joKAIN'S BAY COOPERATIVE DAIRY FACTORY CO., LTD. ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS. TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 19U. THE Annual Meeting of Shareholders in the Okain's Bay Co-operative Dairy Factory Company, Ltd., will be held in the Library, Okain'e Bay, on TUESDAY, August 18,1914, at 7 p.m. .Business—To receive Report and Balance Sheet; to elect Two Directors; and General. The retiring. Directors are Messrs W Pidgeon and S. A. Harris, who are eligible for re election. . W. THOMAS, ' j Secretary. —.' . : 1 PUBLIC NOTICES. REMOM NOTICE. ON and after TUESDAY NEXT, August lltb, I will oarry on. my Drapery Business at my NEW PREMISES, BEACH ROAD, lately ocoupied by Messrs T. E. Taylor & Co. T. LEWITT. • ; LAYING OUT GARDENS. MB -T. LACKNER, of Beach Road, Akaroa, who has had expert experience in laying out gardens and in all branches of flower and vegetable gardening, [ wishes to annonnce that he is prepared to undertake work immediately. Hβ has a knowledge of pruning rose trees, fruit treeF, shrubs, etc, and can attend to any plants , for the comiDg season, either flower or vegetable.

N.Z. FARMERS' CO-OP. ASSOCIATION OF CANTERBURY, LTD. DUVAUCHELLE SALE. mHEN.Z. FARMERS' CO OP. ASBN J- will SELL BY AUCTION At the Saleyards, Duvauchelle, FRIDAY, AUGUST 7,' 1914. Present Entries— .< £)f) TWO-YEAR-OLD STEERS. TC* TWO'YEAR OLD HEIFERS, i> f\ TWO-YEAR OLD STEERS. IBAY MARE* rising 7 years, broken to saddle and harnessFurther Entries Solicited. N.Z. FABMEBB , CO-OP., Auctioneers

Kindly address letters c/o Post Office, Akaroa. ' Ngaio, June 20, NAZOL LIMITED. Dears Sirs,—l was suffering from a very acute form of influenza, together with Sore throat. I was depressed and slept badly, when a friend advised me to try "NAZOL" I had bought several other remedies, including a well known oough cure, but could not act cured. "NAZOL" gave me instant relief and my illness gradually left roe, so that I sm able to eat and sleep well. I cannot fpeak too highly of "NAZOL,"—Yours faithully, John Gabboli.. Continuation of News on back page

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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