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MORE WILY METHODS.

TO THE EDITOR.

Sir, —I am indebted to an unknown correspondent for dragging from obscurity the Rev. 0. S. Cook’s alleged report of what look place at the sitting of the Education Committee of the House concerning ■the BibhMn-Schools Referendum. Both the statement the Rev. G. Cook attributes to Air R. ArCallum, ALP., and that attributed to Bishop Cleary are absolute perversions of fact. Rev. G. Cook, says : “liven euclx a palpable fiiend of Ins cause as Air APCallum grew weary' of Air Caughley, and after suggesting better methods at last told him plainly that his questions were so long and abstruse that neither Canon Garland nor anyone else could give a brief or direct answer to them.” I sent this to Air APCaJlum and received his comment yesterday. Air Al'Callum says: “Rev. G. Cook’s statement is on a par with hie evidence. It is a perversion of the truth to say that I grew weary of your voiw able cross-examination. I suggested your prefacing certain questions with the words •Assuming that so-and-so is the case,’ but I certainly did nothing more.’’ (Tliis was when Ihc witness was dodging this reiy "lorg and abstruse ” question. “If this scheme became Ja.w. would the Stats require every 1 earlier to give the. Scripture lessons?” —J.C.) I also sent to Bishop Cleary the statement attributed to him by Rev. G. S. Cook, and to-day I received the following telegram from his lordship: "Will send for publication my veal opinion, which you know, and which is vastly different from the. one alleged.—Bishop tleavy.” 1 •shall ask you to publish the letter referred to when it teaches me. I venture to predict that when the official evidence is printed the majority of the membens of the 1 Bible-in-Sehools League will regret that, their name or (heir church was ever associated with a movement, whose rau.-e was built up and finallv broken down by the kind of evidence and the kind of methods that were exposed before the Education | Committee.—l am. etc., | .1. Cumin.r.v. I December 3. 1

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MORE WILY METHODS., Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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MORE WILY METHODS. Evening Star, Issue 15666, 3 December 1914

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