MR. W T. STEAD'S MESSAGE. A representative of the South Wales Daily News interviewed Mr. W. T. Stead who attended Mr. Gipsy Smith's mission meeting on Sunday last, and asked him for a message. He received the following "The danger of a revival like this and all religious movements is that it burns very brightly at first, but people can't keep on going to prayer meetings for ever, and they need some- body to 'poke the fire' and bring down the coals and keep the fire burning by making them apply themselves to all manner of good works. Faith is very good it is the foundation of all things, but if after having believed and having given themselves to Christ and found salvation themselves, and brought their mothers and fathers, their sisters and brothers and relatives to Him, the time will come when they will feel, 'Yes, what more is there to do ?' At the meeting this morning a man offered a prayer which was very touching. He said 'Lord, have mercy on Pontypridd. It has a very bad name in the world, but help us to make it as a paradise.' If you can get that note into every convert's heart, and make him feel that he has to make his town, his village, or whatever it may be, his workshop, like what he would like Jesus Christ to see that there is plenty of work to go on with, and no danger of the fire going out. I am very much afraid that unless you give people plenty to do, and make them feel they are doing God's work, and doing it regularly in their daily life, the danger of a reaction is very great. What I should like to see in every Welsh village as a sequel to every revival is a conference of all converts, especially young converts, with ministers and picked men'- representative men, and let them say, Now we the Church of Christ in this place, have practically entered into a compact with the Lord God Almighty to make this place better in every particular—in education, sanitation, recreation, beauty, every- thing so that we would not be ashamed if Jesus Christ came down and said, I want to see what you have made of this place.' I think you ought to have conferences generally throughout the whole of the districts affected by this revival to arrange, if possible, for the yoking on of all the forces that have been generated by this spiritual movement so as to make it an instrument for the solution of all social problems, capital and labour problems, land and slum problems, and every problem. That is where I think our great hope lies. The great danger is from all the force going to prayer meetings and singing hymns. That is very good, and heaven knows we have need of it as much as anybody. We want to get the steam of the engine, as it were, connected with the cylinder, and make it go towards everything, political and social work, and after all, if we pray, 'Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven,' the great thing is, as that man prayed this morning, 'Thy will be done in Pontypridd as it is in heaven.'
About the Revival. STRIKING INCIDENT AT TREDEGAR. Siloh Chapel, Tredegar, with a seat ng accom- modation of 1,600, was thronged on Thursday, the 19th inst., at a mission meeting conducted by Mr. Sidney Evans and Mr. Sam Jenkins. The meeting was an exceptionally fine one, and in striking contrast to the gathering held the previous evening. Mr. Sidney Evans urged obedience to the commands of God. If he were told to go to Central Africa to work among the natives he would be willing to go. But what about the language ? If he were sent by God he would be given language. He felt he had been sent to Monmouthshire, although he knew practically no English. Yet the meetings every- where had been conducted mainly in English. God had given him sufficient English for the purpose. A man in the gallery thanked God for turning the heart of the winner of the first prize in the walk from Tredegar to Abergavenny and back last summer. This prominent athlete then sprang to his feet in the gallery and publicly confessed Christ, and urged those who had followed him in that great walk to now follow him to Christ. Diolch Iddo was sung with great fervour by the immense congregation. The converted athlete prayed with great power for the conversion of his companions. A note was handed in during the meeting that at the open- air meeting proceeding simultaneously at the Town Clock there were six conversions. Songs of praise were jubilantly sung. An Ebbw Valian in the adjoining vestry shouted that two conversions had been made in the works during the dinner hour, and this was followed by an announcement that two had given their hearts to God in the Tredegar wcrkshops that day. The missioner urged that all doubtful pleasures should be banished. If they thought smoking wrong, give it up. Theatre-going and football would not be wanted if they had the love of God in their hearts. The meeting was a striking one, and many emotional and dramatic scenes were witnessed. There were 48 conversions at the meeting.
"IAN MACLAREN'S" STORY. The Rev. Dr. Watson (" Ian Maclaren"), preaching on Sunday last at Carr's-lane Chapel, Birmingham, referred to the Welsh revival. He discounted the criticisms which have been directed against its occasional extravagant excitement by a story of the Chicago Wheat Market. One day," he said, I visited the market during one of its busiest seasons, in com- pany with an eminent American. I said to him 'This is nothing better than Bedlam Yes,' he said, 'but this is a very serious business- fortunes are being made and lo.»t.' A man may be excused excitement about his fortune, but it is madness to get anxious over religion Among the effects of the revival has been that debts are being paid, and that is surely not a bad thing," at which a broad smile went round the church. Here Dr. Watson in a parenthesis pleaded for the small shopkeeper, who would be quite con- tented if only his richer creditors paid their debts.-British Weekly.
FRUITS OF THE REVIVAL. Ammanford District Transformed. In an unostentatious way wonderful effective work has been done in the towns and villages of the Amman Valley. Both Nonconformist ministers and the clergy of the Established Church have joined in the movement, and through the united efforts of the churches, and the activity of the young people especially, the moral tone of the district has been markedly improved, the contrast with that of ante-revival time being most striking. Bethel Congregational Church (Rev. Towyn Jones, Pastor), has con- verted half a dozen schoolrooms under their control into centres of operation, from which young people have gone forth to the highways and byways to compel people to come in. By these means people who had never attended places of worship have been reached, and are now active promoters of the movement. Gwaun- caegurwen and Cwmgorse, at the top of the valley, have shared in the transformation. The Rev. Rheidol Davies, Pastor of the Methodist Church at Sion, believes that the temperance pledge book should be on the table of every church, and that every church member should be enrolled. Throughout the valley drunkenness is now unknown, general behaviour in public places and in trains is immensely improved; cursing and swearing are not heard people of all classes are more kindly and considerate to one another and even debts, not legally binding now, are being honourably met. In a word, life in the Amman Valley has been transformed.
MR. LLOYD = GEORGE A'R DIWYGIAD. Cyfarfod Diwygiadol yn Lie Cyfarfod Gwleidyddol. Ni chynhaliwyd y cyfarfod mawr Rhyddfrydol ym Mhwllheli nos Fawrth. Fel amryw o gyfar- fodydd eraill, rhaid oedd iddo roddi ffordd i'r don grefyddol sydd yn awr yn myned dros y wlad. Pan ddeallodd Mr. Lloyd-George sefyllfa pethau gyda golwg ar y Diwygiad ym Mhwllheli, pellebrodd i Bwllheli ddydd Llun fel y canlyn "Yr wyf yn bryderus iawn na bydd i ddim ymyryd yn y radd lleiaf a'r grymusder gyda'r hwn y mae y mae y Diwygiad yn cael ei gario ymlaen ym Mhwllheli; felly rhoddwch heibio yr arddangosiad gwleidyddol." Cytunodd Mr. Maurice Jones (yr hwn oedd i lywyddu) ac eraill a'i ddymuniad, a phenderfynwyd cynnal cyfarfod Diwygiadol yn ei Ie. Yr oedd Mr. Lloyd-George, Mrs. Lloyd-George, a Mr. H. Broadhurst, A.S., yn bresenol. Yr oedd y neuadd yn orlawn, a chanwyd emynau Diwygiadol gydag arddeliad. Cymerwyd y gadair gan y Parch. Henry Rees (B.), yr hwn a wnaeth anerchiad fer ac i'r pwrpas, a sylwodd fod yna bosiblrwydd yn gorwedd yn y cyfarfod hwnnw, a gobeithiai na byddai i'r cyfarfod, nid yn unig adael ei ddylanwad ar yr Aelodau Seneddol, ond hefyd ar Senedd Prydain Fawr, fel ag i'w phuro. Darllenodd y Parch. H. Meirion Davies (W.) ran o'r Ysgrythyr, a gweddiodd, ac yna anerchwyd y cyfarfod gan Mr. Lloyd-George. Dywedodd pan y clywodd am y digwyddiadau hynod yn nglyn a'r Diwygiad ym Mhwllheli, y teimlai nas gallai ddyfod a materion gwleidyddol i awyrgylch o'r fath. Yr oedd yn well i faterion pwysig yn nglyn a'r Llywodraeth gael eu pender- fynu gan bobl wedi eu difrifoli a'u sobreiddio gan symudiad ysbrydol mawr. Yr oedd yn cofio iddo ef, oddeutu deunaw mis yn ol, dderbyn drwy y post un boreu lythyr oddiwrth Ddeon Ty Ddewi, yn cynwys copi argraffedig o bregeth rymus a draddodwyd gan y Deon Howell. Wedi ei ysgrifenu ar yr ochr yr oedd, Bydded i fendith Duw fod gyda chwi.—Deon Howell." Yr oedd y bregeth yn un o'r rhai grymusaf a draddodwyd gan y pregethwr galluog hwnnw, ac yr oedd ynddi ddymuniad taer am Ddiwygiad crefyddol yng Nghymru. yr hyn, yn ol ei farn ef, oedd yr angen mawr y dyddiau hynny. Ym mhen ychydig oriau wedi hynny, darllenodd ef (Mr. George) mewn n.wyddiadur hwyrol fod y pregethwr galluog wedi ymadael a'r fuchedd hon. Rhaid fod hwnnw yn un o'r llythyrau olaf a ysgrifenwyd ganddo. Ychydig fisoedd ar ol ei farwolaeth, y mae y Diwygiad hwnnw, oedd yn ddymuniad penaf ei galon, yn chwythu fel corwynt dros y wlad, yr hon a garai mor anwyl. Yr oedd yn un o'r symudiadau hynod hynny nas gallai neb bron eu mesur pan mewn gweithrediad ac nid oedd bron derfyn ar bosiblrwydd ei ddylanwad. Yr oedd ef yn teithio yn Ffrainc rai dyddiau vn ol-ac nid oedd ond newydd ddychwelyd adref-a chododd un o bapyrau newyddion pwysicaf Ffrainc, ac er ei syndod y peth cyntaf a darawodd ei lygaid ydoedd darlun o Evan Roberts, y Diwygiwr, ac erthygl faith, hynod deimladwy, ar y Diwygiad crefyddol yng Nghymru. Ddiwrnod arall yr oedd Mr. Herbert Lewis, Mr. Frank Edwards, ac yntau yn teithio mewn cerbydres yn y wlad honno, ac yr oedd Ffrancwr yn yr un cerbyd a hwy. Par. ddeallodd y Ffrancwr, yn nghwrs yr ymddiddan, eu bod yn d) fod o Gymru, gofynodd, "A wnewch chwi ddywed\d wrthyf am y Diwygiad )ng Nghymru?" Yn Ita'i canf)ddodd fod newyddiadur pwysicaf y wlad honno yn cyhoeddi erth\gl dair colofn ar y Diwygiad )ng Ngh\mru, ac ymhen )ch)dig ar ol iddynt gyraedd Naples daeth gweinid( g Eglwys y Presbyteriaid Ysgot- aidd i'r gwesty, a gotynodd iddo ef a fuasai yn dweyd ychydig o hanes y Diwygiad yng Nghymru wrth ei gynulleidla, yn gymaint a'u 9 bod yn cymeryd cymaint o ddyddordeb ynddo. Nid oedd amheuaeth am yr argraffiadau oedd y Diwygiad wedi ei wneyd yn l.loegr, ac yr oedd wedi clywed hanes ei ddylanwad hyd yn nod yn America. Ni feiddiai geisio proffwydo gyda golwg ar effeithiau y Diwygiad, ond gallai ddweyd, beth b)nag fyddai yr effaith a gaffai y tuallan i derfynau Cymru, nad oedd angen yr un