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COUNTERFEIT COINS AND FALSE BALANCES." LECTURE BY THE REV W. THOMAS, OF LONDON, AT BARRY DOCKS. On Wednesday evening last the Rev W. rhomas, of South Hackney, London, de- livered his masterly lecture on the sub- ject of Counterfeit Coins and False Balances," at the English Baptist Chapel, Holton-toad, Barry Docks, when there was a. numerous and thoroughly appreciative audience. The chair was occupied by Dr Edwards, of Barry Dock?, who was supported on the platform by the rev. lecturer and the Rev T. Pandy John, pastor of the church. In the course of his eloquently- delivered treatment of the subject, Mr Thomas said he hoped the subject would have the effect of imparting many useful lessons to the large number of young people present. There were counterfeit coins and false balances in life as well as in commerce, and they were at all times a curse to humanity and an abomination to God, a counterfeit being both a Pharisee and a hypocrite. The lecturer then dealt with counterfeits in the world of commerce, in social life, amongst employers and employed, patent medicine makers, money-lenders, matri- mony, religion, &c. He strongly condemned the present rage for cheapness, and referred to the pawnbroker as an individual that ought to be dealt with very severely by Parliament. The drunkard and the thriftless were also counter- feit coins in social and domestic life, and he deplored the false balance which existed in the relation between Church and Dissent, and said he hailed with satisfaction the present movement for the disestablishment of the Church in Wales. The rev gentleman was warmly applauded at fre- quent points of his lecture, and at the close, on the motion of the Chairman, seconded by the Rev Mr John, was accorded an enthusiastic vote of thanks, a similar compliment) being passed to Dr Edwards for presiding, the proceedings being of a thoroughly instructive and elevating character throughout. It should be adlln.d that on Tuesday evening the Rev W. Thomas preached an able sermon to a large con- gregation at the same chapel. The proceeds of the lecture were in aid of the building fund of the chapel.

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