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LOCAL NOTES. I

FATAL ACCIDENT AT BARRY ISLAND.

THE COMING SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.

ROUND THE TOWNS.

BARRY RAILWAY.-TRAFFIC RECEIPTS.

SUDDEN DEATH AT BARRY DOCK.

Family Notices

VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE.

., TRADES COUNCIL COLLECTION…

--BARRY DOCK WEEKLY TIDE TABLE.

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POLITICAL DISSENTERS.

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their country, and who spent themselves un- grudingly in her cause. All four were great preachers, but, possibly, Dr. Saunders was the most polished orator of them all. We have heard him holding a vast congregation en- tranced for over an hour-and that after another preacher had preceded him-while dis- coursing on a subject that would have been but dry metaphysics if handled by another. In- deed, we question whether Wales has ever produced a preacher whose oratorical gifts were so great as those of Er. Saunders. Though all Wales will feel Dr. Saunders'loss, his own Metho- dist connexion will feel itmost. It has lately lost three of its greatest sons: and there are now left, of the older generation, only the Rev. Edward Mat- hews in South Wales, and Dr. T. C. Edwards in NorthWales. But Dr. Saunders was perhaps bet- ter known to other denominations than either Dr. Owen Thomas or Mr. D. C. Davies. Dr. Saunders was emphatically a political dis- senter, and the fact that such ;an earnest Christian saw nothing incompatible with his religion in his politics, is the best possible proof that political dissent does not mean a Non- conformity without a mission or without a living faith. The last time we saw Dr. Saunders ttlive was at a meeting called at Cardiff last Christmas to discuss Mr. Alfred Thomas' Welsh Home Rule Bill. He was in entire sympathy with the Young Wales movement, because he was acquainted with its cause and its aspirations. By the death of Dr. Saunders, Wales has lost a noble man, an honest poli- tician, and a sincere Christian.