A SONNET ON SORROW. I Count each ailliction, whether lisrht or grave, God's messensrer sent down to thee; do thou I With courtesy receive him, rise and bow And, 'ere his'shadow pass thy threshold, crave Permission first his heavenly feet to lave Then lay before him all ttrou hast, allow No cloud of passion to usurp thy brow, Or mar thy hospitality no wa-re Of mortal tumult to obliterate The soul's memorial calmness: grief should be Like joy. majestic, equable, sedate J Confirming, cleansing, raising, making free Strong to consume small troubles, to commerK Great thoughts, grave thoughts, thoushts lastipe to the end. AUBREY DE YKRE.
Uanettes, .&c. Do we ask any proof of the condition of art 'to ■W'lich the Egyptians isad attained at th time ot their earliest monuments The masonry of "Sue Great Pvramid, built thirty-four hnaared jears before Christ, has never vet been surpassed. So accurately was that wonder of the world planned and constructed, that at this day toe variation of the compass may be determined by the position of its sid«s yet. ~vThen Jacob went into isrvpt, that pyramid had been built a* many centuries as have intervened from the birth of Christ to the nresent day. If we turn from the monuments to their inscriptions, there are renewed evidences of their antiquity. The hieroglyphic writing: had passed through all its stages of formation, its principles had become ascertained and settled, long before we gain the first glimpse of it; the decimal and duodecimal systems of arithmetic were in use the arts necessary in hydraulic en- gineering. massive architecture, and the aseer- taiximent of the boundaries of land. bs.d reached no insignificant desrree of penectien. Indeed, there would be very little exaggeration in affirm- ing that wj are practically a-s near the er ly Egyptian asres as was Herodotus himself. NVeil might the Egyptian priests say- tc the earliest Greek philosophers, You Greo-i.-s are mere children, talkative and vain vou know nothing at all tl- the past."— J. W. Draper. Sox—" There's one part, and toe main one j? M-, VI.'J mTi'ch-vaunted imitation wtiere JNixGV fails m his mncri vauu of Sir H r.rv Irvine" Bu-km- Why. h. considered perfect What is it i Sox Malun, S%ro^r-1'TOhe'yyou naughty boy. You're been to" dada's desk and up.et.all his papers W hat will he say when he come' home bon (hopeful) —" I know what he'll say, but you d spank me if I told vou." „ v Mrs" Grimble (to her off«pnne,- There you <ro. trackir? the floor all over wrth mud. Didn t I tell you to wipe your feet before you came in Oh. nobody's blaming you, ma, you did all you could." ,v0-n^i Mrs. A.— I'm surprised ftia\, your husband earns so little if ho works as hard as y^u say. "VV^at does h« do ? Mrs. B.—11 The last t^in he iid was to calculate how many times a ciocK ■ticked in the course of a thousand years. The old hen flew from her nest and cackled loud and Ion-. 11 When eggs are sixpence a dozen, said the old rooster, eyeing the performance with languid disapmval it is a ridiculous ex- hibition of vanity to make all tnat fuss over one egg"
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SOnITHING FOR YOUNG FOLKS. (BY COUSIN KATE.) ] QUESS WILHELMLNA AND THE WASHER- WOMAN. In an article in the October St. Nicholas on WTlhelmina, Queen of Holland," the writer says: The young QJeen has—necessarily more than other children—always had a good many '■ lessons to learn, a good many tasks to perform, 3. good many duties to go through; but she has had her holidays as well as other children, and certainly enjoyed them quite as much. She, of ) course, particularly likea the Christmas holidays, and the pleasant surprises they brought with them, and one cf her special pleasures was to prepare a Christmas-tree for an elderly court lady, of whom she was very fond. The winter of 1S95 made no exception to the rule. Queen Wilhelmina's old friend was, under some pretext or other, induced to go out. Her retrfuring footsteps were eagerly listened for; then the girl Queen of fifteeji years gave strict orders that no one-no one—should interrupt her or enter the room while she was busy with the trea. The lackeys bowed low, and promised obedience; the tree and the decorations and the presents were carried into the old lady s room; then the Queen, left alone, began to work. She had been busy for some time, now and then standing on tiptoe to fasten a bright bit of orange ribbon on a higher branch of the tree, whon there was knock at the door. With indignant eves the Queen-looked up, or rather looked down, from the tree to the door. Who was it that dared trouble her, contrary to her most positive commands ? She knitted her brows, and went on with her work, feigning not to have heard the knock. Surely they would not dare to repeat it? Hark! there it was again. It was too bad! She quickly walked up to the door, opened it a very little bit. and asked im- patiently "Why did you knock ? Who is it ? The answer was given without the least hesitation. "It ij me. the washerwoman." The waslwnyoman Queen Wilhelmina was perplexed. She did not wish anyone to see the tree, and could not send for the court lady, or any of her attendants. So, opening the door, j she said kindly: Well, come in and put down the basket, but don't look around." The woman did as she was told. See never seen the Queen of Holland, and she feft perfectly at ease in the presence of this young girl, almost a child, who was very simply dressed in some dark woollen winter material. "Good afternoon,mif,sy," she said. "Where shall I put the things Put them ? Has the basket to be unpacked ? "Why, of course it has, missy. That is always done." indeed! Then put the things some- where, and make a little haste, please." The woman nodded and obeyed. When the basket was empty, she handed the Queen a bit of paper, and said "You will see that the things on this list are all there, won't you, missy?" "Missy "began to enjoy the joke. She con- sulted the list. and counted the things to see that all was correct. Then she said kindly: "It is all right. You can go now." But the washerwoman was not satisfied. "Go?" she repeated indignantly. "No, indeed, I shan't go. I'll be paid first. The lady always pays me directly." "Does she really?" asked the Queen. "Indeed she does. You can ask her, if you like." The Queen saw that she would have to act her part of "missy" to the end. She found the situation amusing, and, casting down her laughing eyes, she took out her purse, and counted the money into the laundress's hand. "That's all right, and thank you kindly," the woman said, taking up her basket, and going to the door. Then, with a glance at the half- decorated Christmas tree, she added good- naturedly: "And I wish you much pleasure. Good-bye, missy." A gay, musical laugh rang- through the room when "missy" was alone again. Her Majesty the Queen of Holland was, indeed, not accustomed to be addressed by that unpretending title. How her sympathetic mother must have smiled with pleasure when the tree was ready, and the Queen of fifteen years ran away to tell her what had happened! A "TOP" COAT. "Papa," said Willie, "why did you buy a golf coat?" "To play golf in, my son," said Mr. Willie. "Did you need it?" "Of course I did." Then I need a top coat >to play tops in. I seen m'1II advertised." A LITTLE HERO. During a storm on the Yorkshire coast, a smack was washed ashors, and in the morning was seen by the coastguard. The crew were obliged to take to the rigging. Very soon the rocket apparatus was in requisi- tion, and a line shot across the stranded vessel, by means of which two of the crew were quickly urought to shore. As it came to the turn of a lad to enter breeches buoy, he heard a piteous mew bi- the smack's cat, and, looking, aft, he saw tnt head of poor pussy just peeping out of the cabin funnel. The smack was full of water, and the cat had climbed up the chimney as her only means of escape. It was no small risk to leave the rigging, where the lad ha.d lashed himself but, seizing an opportunity between the waves which washed the deck, he ran aft, put poor pussy, all black, inside his guernsey, with her head just under his chin, took his place in the buoy, and so the boy and the cat were drawn on shore. He risked his own life to save the life of a cat. WHAT A KITE DID. Which of us does not know the joy and exulta- tion of watching a kite soar up into the sky until it looks like a tiny bit of fleecy clouds? That is a real, and a keen pleasure—but it is cnlv a pleasure. Once on a time a kite was the means of doing a wonderful thing. When it was proposed to build a bridge over Nigara, the great difficulty to be faced was how to span it ? Some thoughtful mind solved the difficulty. A kite was sent afloat on the breeze, the end of its "tail" being held secure on the one side. When the kite sailed down at the other side of Niagara, the string—to which a stronger had meanwhile been fastened—was drawn across. And so it went on—the men on one side fastening a stronger and stronger line, and those on the opposite side drawing it across, until they gat to a heavy rope, and thus to actual chains. By degrees the line strengthened. So one effort following another accomplishes great things. God gives us the "kite" of a pure, true thought. Let us fasten to it the line of earnest purpose to work it out—the determination to follow that pure, true" kite" of thought, will carry the stronger line of a resolute, open action and that action repeated by a bolder, firmer, stronger still until action grows into continual deeds, deeds into the chains of habit, habit into character, and character builds up the massive superstructure of true manhood, the noble bridge which spans the rushing, roaring torrent of life's difficulties, temptations, dangers, and troubles —and all led on by the little "kite" of one pure, true thought, bravely followed by the trembling line of an earnest resolve. fi. SCHOOLROOM SKETCHES, a.llhstory with a touch of romance in it is memo8- -an interesting subject. It is the orrtinJl8.1"^ dates, facts, and names that tne One^boy detests. of her eF great difficulty in making one ColurnbuPIS remember that the date of would of America was 1492. He composed the folW lm~ She therefore •4fo«iSzs/re,orhil°' Columbus crossed tL mn^ty-t*r- Next day she Sut7a Ue-r u >■ In fourteen hundred rhyme" Columbus crossed the deep bfue se?" sang out the hoy, and the teacher nearly fainted ] boys, 3he questI<med ag. h I Columbus r am, w 0 was Thi3 J^uTh* man St-3^ ^til she j prompted, "The man tnat-— ] Broke the bank at Monte Carlo!» san„ out J several voices simultaneously. san^ out ] Examining a class in the history of Robert the Bruce, and having exP' Position of Brace's army at Bannockburn, she put the qU"Pitsnw6re dug in front. Now, what were the ] pits filled with ? Only one little fellow volunteered to answer. "Well, Jamie?" "TclttlGS It is obvious to be seen that Jamie had some connection with the farm.. c* Another juvenile, when reading in his Scottish history an account of the battle of Bannockourn, came to the following sentence "And when the English saw the new army on the hill behind, their spirits became damped. "What is here meant by damping their spirits ? the teacher asked. Evidently the boy did not comprehend the jneaning of the phrase, for he simply remarked; "Puttia' water in the whiskey."
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ST. DAVID'S DIOCESAN CONFERENCE. IMPORTANT GATHERING AT SWANSEA. LIST OF DELEGATES. rIlE PAPERS READ: THE DISCUSSIONS. The St. David's Diocesan Conference for 1898 svas held at the Albert Hall, Swansea, on Friday last. The Lord Bishop of the Diocese presided, ind there was a large and infuential gathering of Churchmen. The following is the list of delegates:— LIST OF 3FEWBHRS. The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of St. David's, President. EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS. The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop Suffragan of Swansea, Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral Chnrch of St. David's the Worshipful Joseph Earle Ollivant, 35, The Mansions, Richmond-rd., Earl's Court, London, S.W., Chancellor of the Diocese of St. David's the Venerable George Christopher Hilbers, Archdeacon of St. David's the Venerable James Havard Protheroe, Arch- deacon of Cardigan the Venerable Wm. Latham Bevan, Archdeacon of Brecon and Chaplain to the Bishop: the Venerable Shadrach Pryce, Archdeacon of Carmarthen, Examining Chaplain to the Bishop, and Rural Dean of Llandilo; Revs. James Allan Smith, Chancellor and Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral Church of St. David's, Chaplain to the Bishop, and Rural Dean of East Gower; William Williams, Canon Residentiary of the Cathedral Church of St. David's Garnons Williams, Prebendary of the 2nd Cursal Prebend in the Cathedral Church of St. David's, and Rural Dean of Brecon, 2nd part; David Williams, Prebendary of the 4th Cursal Prebend in the Cathedral Church of St. David's, acd Rural Dean of Llanbadarn Fawr; Wm. Williams, Prebendary of Llangan, in the Cathedral Church of St. David's, and Rural Dean of Brecon, 1st part; Charles Gilbert Brown Prebendary of the 3rd Cursal Prebend in the Cathedral Church of St. David's, and Prin- cipal of the South Wales Training College, Carmarthen; Robert Camber-Williams, Examin- ing Chaplain to the Bishop Mr. John Hoyes Barker, Registrar of the Diocese Mr. Thomas William Barker, Bishop's Secretary; Revs. Thomas Rees Walters, a Proctor of the Clergy in Convocation; Daniel Jones, a Proctor of the Clergy in Convocation, and Rural Dean of Lampeter; Iorwerth Grey Lloyd, Rural Dean of Castlemartin; Thomas Mathias, Rural Dean of Dungleddy Thomas George Marshall, Rural Dean of Roose John James Evans, Rural Dean of BrecoD, 3rd part; John Hughes, Rural Dean of Elwel; Thomas Williams, Rural Dean of Hay; Henry Benjamin Cheesman Davies, Rural Dean of Melineth Sub Ithon; William Powell, Rural Dean of Emlyn Evan Williams, Rural Dean of Ultra Aeron; Samuel Jones, Rural Dean of Car- marthen Stephen Wm. Jenkins, Rural Dean of West Gower; Roger Willams, Rural Dea.n of Kidwelly; David Ed. William*, Rural Dean of St. Clears; Ralph Milburn Blakiston, Arundel Lodge, 44, Lansdowne-road, Croydon, Secretary of the Diocesan Church Building Board; Mr. Arthur Henry de Winton, 13, Montpelier-terrace, Swansea, Secretary of the St. David's Diocesan Fund. Nominated by the President as Members for the Conference of 1898 :—Mr. A. Gilbertson, Glanrhyd, Swansea Valley; Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, G.C.B., V.C., Dalaucothi, Llanwrda; Mr. A. Mason, Swansea; Sir C. E. G. Philipps, Bart., Picton Castle, Haverford- west: Capt. Garnons Williams, Tymawr, Brecon. CLERICAL DELEGATES. B. Revs. Edward Latham Bevan, Vicar of Brecon John Bowen, The Vicarage, Talgarth, R.S.O. C. Rev. H. A. Crosbie, The Vicarage, Builth. D. Revs. Thos. David, The Vicarage, Llanddewi Velfrey, Narberth E. A. Davies, The Vicarage, Cwmamman, Garnant, R.S.O.; R. W. F. Davies, The Rectory, Llandrindod Wells E. H. Day, The Vicarage, Abbey Cwmhir, Penybont, R.S.O. E. Revs. Thomas Charles Edmunds, The Rectory, Trefilan. Talsarn, R.S.O. D. Jenkin Evans, Vicar of Pontfaen, Letterston, R.S.O. Evan Evans. The Vicarage, Llanfihangel, Geney'r Glyn, Borth, R.S.O. Henry Evans, The Vicarage, Pembrey, R.S.O. J. N. Evans. The Parsonage, Llangybi, Derry Ormond, R.S.O. J. O. Evans, Vicar of Tretower, Crickhowell D. D. Evans, The Vicarage, Llandyfriog, Newcastle Emlyn. F. Rev. D. Francis, The Vicarage, Llandugwydd, Boncath. G. Revs. E. L. D. GIanley, The Rectory, Ystrad- gynlais, R.S.O. D. Griffiths, The Vicarage, Mathry, Letterston, R.S.O. D. Griffiths, The Vicarage, Llanarthney J. M. Griffiths, The Vicarage, Henfynyw, Aberaeron. H. Revs. C. F. Harrison, St. Mary's Vicarage, Haverfordwest; J. N. Harrison, Roose, R.S.O. W. Hedley, Curate, Gorseinon, Swansea D. Howell, Vicar of Llanwinio, St. Clears. J. Revs. D. W. Jenkins, St. Mary's Vicarage, Pembroke David Jones, The Vicarage, Llan- sadwrn, Llanwrda, R.3.0. Ebenezer Jones, The Vicarage, Llandovery E. P. Jones, Vicar of Moylgrove, Cilgerran, R.S.O. J. Jones, The Vicarage, St. Issels, Saundersfoot R. H. Jones, The Vicarage, Wiston, Clarbeston Road Thos. Jones, The Vicarage, Penbryn, Llandyssul W. Jones, The Vicarage, Llanafan Fawr, Garth, R.S.O. Morgan Jones-Powell, Curate of All Saints, Llanelly. L. Revs. J. Lloyd, The Vicarage, Llanpumpsaint; W. A. Lloyd, Vicar of Talley, Llandilo. M. Revs. Thomas Macfarlane, The Vicarage, Clyro, Hay David Lewis Marsden, Curate of Brecon J. Marsden, The Vicarage, Llanllwch, Carmarthen W. Matthews, The Vicarage Warren, Pembroke C. Morgan, The Rectory' Rhoscrowther, Pembroke D. Watcyn Morgan' The Vicarage. Morriston J. Pughe Morgan! The Vicarage, Beguildy, Knighton Morgan Morgan, Vicar of Bangor, Aberystwyth W. E. T. Morgan, The Vicarage, Llanigon, Hay. O. Rev. C. F. Owen, The Vicarage, St. Clears. P. Revs. D. G. Phillips, The Rectory, Cilrhedyn, Llanfyrnach, R.S.O.; John Pollock, St. Gabriel's Vicarage, Swansea P. Potter, The Rectory, Bishopston, R.S.O. John Price, The Rectory, Llanfigan, Brecon. R. Revs. W. LI. Rees, The Vicarage, Llangunnock, Carmarthen David Richards, Vicar of Llan. dyssilio Gogo, New Quay, R.S.O. Geo. Roberts, Curate, St. Paul's, Landore, Swansea. S. Rev. W. H. Sinnett, The Rectory, Llangynider, Crickhowell. T. Revs. R. H. Talbot, The Rectory, Reynold- stone, R.S.O. Evan Thomas, The Vicarage, Llannon, Llanelly F. 0. Thomas, The Vicarage, Martletwy, Narberth Thomas Thomas, The Vicarage, Glascombe, Builth W. A. Tute, The Vicarage, Camrose, R.S.O. W. Revs. Harold S. Williams, Curate, St. John's, Hafoa, Swansea M. Powell Williams, The Rectory, Llansaintffraed, Bwlch, R.S.O. Rees Williams, Vicar of Llanerchaeron, Ciliau Aeron R.S.O. Stephen Williams, The Vicarage, Llan degley, Penybont, R.S.O. W. Williams, St. Mary's Vicarage, Traianglas, Trecastle. LAY DELEGATES. B. Dr. Thomas Pugh Beddoes, North Parade, Aberystwyth Mr. Ronald Bill, Walters-road, Swansea. C. Mr. Edward Careless (sen.), Salop House, Llan- drindod Wells Mr. R. G. Cawker, 4, Devon- berrace, Swansea. D. Mr. D. R. Davies, School House, Whitton, Knighton; Mr. James Davies, Penfeidu, Mathry, Letterston, R.S.O. Dr. Joseph Davies, Hafod Villa, Swansea; Mr. Thomas Davies, Compton tIouse, Aberaeron; Mr. T. A. Davies, Neuadd, Llanbedr, Crickhowell; Mr. n. Davies, architect, Penrhiwllan, Llandyssul; Sir James William Drummond, Bart., Edwinsford, Llandilo. E. Mr. W. Picton Evans, Treforgan, Cardigan. G. Mr. Aneurin George, Mount-street, Brecon Mr. C. H. Glascodme, Cae Pare, St. Helen's- road, Swansea. H. Capt. Harrison, Pendine, St. Clears; Mr. Ronald Heard, the Mayals, Blackpill, R.S.O., near Swansea; Mr. John Hughes, Pendre, Newport, Pem. 0" ,T J. dvoani Penrallt, Llangeler, Llan- \TR TVMRV Jones, Berllan, Trebedw: Jones J,onef' Penrock, Llandovery: Major Mr .T'oV,??8'' Cefncoed, Merthyr Tydvil; John Jordon, Lonks, Lianaamlet. Kirby, the Farm,^Penllergaer, Swansea. ff^r H ailmeT' Helen's-road, Swansea • Dr Hoase< Narbeth | R.S.O.; ..J ryn, Lampeter. M. Bangor, Aberyst J^h. M°rgaD' Bronll*^™ia, N. Mr. W. Y. Kevill, FeUnfoel, House, Llanelly. Mr. F. L. Lloyd Phillips, Pentyparo, Clarbe3- ton-road, R.S.O., Mr. Owen Price, Nantyrharn, Cray; Mr. David Price Powell, Howey Hall, Llandrindod. T. Mr. Frank Thomas, Smithfield, Narbeth; Mr. John Thomas, Clynmeredith, Eglwyswrw, R.S.O.; Mr. J. H. Thomas, Derry Hall, St. Clears Mr. Wm. Thomas, Txegoyd Farm, Glasbury, R.S.O.; Capt. Travers, Cathedine lIall, Bwlch, R.S.O. W. Mr. Edward Williams, Cottage, Llan- gennech Mr. T. L. Wishlade, Llandegly, Penybont, R.S.O. The Bishop of the Diocese said they were in honour bound to sec that the fair fame of the f hurch did not in any way sutter detriment at their hands in Wales, so that whenever the day came for another attack upon the Church in England and Wales together the Church in England should in no wise be weakened on account ef its loyalty to the Welsh dioceses. Their work lay in Wales, and in the rat place for Wales. He yielded to no one in attection for the Welsh language, but it mattered, after all, comparatively little whether they spoke Welsh or English in that bilingual diocese, whether they were Welshmen by adoption or by birth so long as they were all, in the best sense °. the term, Welshmen. They would do all their work for Wales better if their hearts ana minds were enlarged by the fact that the C nrch in Wales was no small detached communi but an integral part of that great reformed branch of the Church of Christ whicn embraced within its sphere of work not only the BrItIsh Empire and their American kinsfolk, but a e foreign mission fields of the world. then briefly summarised the work of G at Swansea, and proceeded to say that he had postponed hia primary visitation tIll 1900 in order that he might first have the opportunity of visiting, if he could, all the pamhes in his diocese. As far as his visits bad proceeded, he met that conference with a dended sense of encouragement. Proceeding, the bIshop remarked that goodwill all round between clergy and laity was the key to the whole situation. The bishop expressed his great gratification a'" 8^ Progress of the diocesan fund intended to br 0 hvinga up to £150 a year. He was already assured that much more than the £1,750 a year which he had the courage to ask for at first would be cheerfully forthcoming. For the purpose of cultivating strong centres of healthy spiritual life, he would recommend r?fuQnfli meetings of the clergy in ruridecaruU chapter, and for spiritual defects and faults they must rely mainly on spiritual remedies. There were a few black spots yet left in the diocese, bu they were very few indeed. In conclusion, the blSOp id: You will expect me to make some refernce to the anxiety which has existed for some tune in the Church in regard to questions of ntual and doctrine I do not propose for t^ to do more than just refer to it. A" u it is unnecessary for a junior bishop jo upon his own views after the fu^ ,er|y charge in which the Primate handled tne whele question last week. It is sufficient for me to say that I loyally and thankfully accept the a ship of my Metropolitan. My second reason is that this diocese is practically free from these particular difficulties." „ Qc. The reports of committees wer ar<k proposed and adopted. -J. The Archdeacon of Cardigan rea Pmrnnt- < paper on Public Worship How t e (&) Reverence and (b) Heaviness." -n_ Before the conclusion of the rantarh ence his Grace the Archbishop ° T^, URY, accompanied by his host and hostess, an(j Lady Llewelyn, and the Bishop ent^' entered the room, and was received most entt^. siastically. Order having been restored, „ Sir John Liewelyn proposed a he y of thanks to the archbishop f°r to ^The'ven. Archdeacon of Brecon seconded. His Grace, on rising to reply. with rounds of cheering. Hei P hig gratitude for the kindness which h Wa him. The Archdeacon of Brecon haacartl6(1 him back to his early days, wh ere at Balliol together, and when they oth knt;w something of the work which v.e<LOT1 J at that, to him, most wonderful Jar- ful stimulant to every kind of and to every kind of devotion t j. *ch prevailed there. Alluding to the of earnestness, he said it was cer^f,in^fi think gratification to him to look back < 'hurch his lot was cast at a time when the Oburc^ awakening generally to the necessi y tefl labour, and, unlike in the early day » had both clergy and bishops hard a w0"nijT6 did not believe at the present momen be possible to find any body of parochial clergy Who were doing their work more zealously the parochial clergy of the Diocese of St- He had been watching very earnestly, in. a>the work that was going on all over the province, lie had noticed what was stirring and animating hearts of the Welslimen and he said they had probably gained by the attack made upon the- (cheers)—though they had been already hard yet that attack had stirred w;Tln.'le depths of their hearts, and they their way as they had never done be • I cheers.) ^The new church at Swans thron i1 a token of the labour that was S^in^ of out the diocese. It was, no doubt, o -,Me labour of one leading man-Chancellor bnnt^ who had bestowed himself upon t the Gospel as he ought to have be.to^h^se^ £ Q had stirred up that work, ana e bishop was backing him up with a ^th —(cheers)—and the clergy ejer?v the a e'e showing that they were stirred j spirit. I quite agree, said his Gra ftb elu- sion, with what the archdeacon 3 nro.'he importance of keeping Wales withi '^ee of Canterbury, not merely because ,p^ for Wales, but because it is good f° lue (Hear, hear.) We do not unde^ sh0uld ?h enthusiasm, and we desire that be communicated in all its heat and all those who are labouring all over .Enlnd, tba.t they, too, may catch that glorious i > t^t they, too, may be filled with that nob n-lJpP" plause.) I would keep Wales witi^ ^»ce of Canterbury for the sake of ^a/T ano-ht«» n more than for the sake of Wales. ( i" „„ .^d applause.) I never forget that of a r;hurpL l0us branches—various parts—of the h 0f England, Wales holds the inherit^ t beltlg the oldest. (Applause.) You ancient British Church, you had the Gosp e the Saxons that followed; you had the oSpel communicated to you in earlier days .i Waa communicated to us and we talk ot ine and always of the great Archb^hoP ..°^ore, and of the labour that was done in 8 • gthe Church of England but we say tha was begun, not only in spirit V/ Dj *er, by those Welsh ancestors of yours se)— who at that time devoted themselve uSe of Christ. (Hear, hear.) I thank you with au my heart for the toils in which yoU. ue 0F I rejoice in seeing the successful = Df toils. I congratulate the bishop up -ding over a diocese like this I congrat „]ttP°n having such a bishop. (Loud appla „iier^y present all standing.) And I trust 1^n all my heart that the work that has been g 8 now for years in this diocese and in ^b0becom6 f,the Principality will not be allowed, to b slack because they have achieved so "^or, indeed, there is much more yet to do. Uo on, and in God's name do it. (Loud and Continued applause, during which hia Grace ed his Sir Charles Phillips then proposedRev. Chancellor Smith seconded, a hClI;rty. vote of thanks to the Bishop of Ripon for • The Bishop of Ripon, in the course o ^ar6pl referred to the subject of Welsh cornh"- the reflectiveness of Wales couldL dj «°mbiued with the hearty vigour of the North d be so much the better for the Churc: • U8e0 The conference then adjourned int !*• Afterwards the detail work of aPP. reDrima8*111 committee? was proceeded with> a1)ioces 5^a- tives of the Central Council of L5°n* ferences, delegates on the cent ^iittee Welsh Church press, and represen n the board of Queen Victoria Clergy tation Fund were appointed. TVT- -<.„ Mr. Griffiths proposed, and • ters seconded, that the conference for 1 held at Carmarthen, and this was carried. on The conference afterwards Mackn- luncheon, which was taken at t orth Hotel. "ATTITUDE OF THE CHURCH TOWARDS ATHLETICS." BY SIR JOHN LLEWELYN, M.P. Immediately after luncheon, Sir John Llewelyn was called upon to read his paper. ir John, on rising, was loudly cheered. He saw—-I have been asked to read a paper on A 6 attitude of the Church towards the physical recreation of the people," and to do so it seems essential that I should clear the ground by defining1 the terms of my subject. First—What is the Church r I will use the word (pro hac vice) as dinned in Article XIX, "A congregation of faithful men in the which the pure word of God is preac ed and the sacraments are duly administered, and not, as in Article XX, As a witness and keeper of Holy Writ. The Church is spoken or in the Acts and Epistles—First, as general; second, as representative of a district or > third, as representative of a single family. Usually it is the congregation, and not the place, which is the New Testament meaning of Church. I will therefore take my definition of the word Church as the whole congregation of faithful Christian men who choose to adopt the name, and to listen to these thoughts. They may each of them, individually or collectively, please themselves whether or not they assume any attitude what- ever in this respect. Neither clergyman or layman is bound to join any guild or association which has physical recreation for its aim, but I know of many good men who have exercised a powerful and most useful influent: 2 amongst their neighbours by a judicious recognition of sympathy with, and participation in, some of the mundane pleasures of their boys. Physical recreation will enter more or less into the lives of all people energetic by nature, and I do not think it would be either wise or expedient that it should be divorced from religion, while the inevitable con- sequence of the participation of our religious leaders in the pleasures of the people must be the checking of those evils which otherwise would have free play in them, and the prevention of the abuse of practices which, in themselves, are beneficial. It is the common experience of man that you may lead him but cannot drive him and it is a fact that many men who have held a fore- most place in our popular English games, such as cricket, football or rowing, in their own youth and manhood have an influence with other young men which may be employed for good if their opportunities are judiciously and temperately used, and I contend that such opportunities ought not to be neglected. It would be an endless and invidious task to try and enumerate the many cases of successful men from every branch of the learned professions—men who have also excelled in their games and sports on field or river at their school, college and university in VIII., XI. or XV.—technical words well understood to mean boating, cricket and football—and who are none the less successful now in the teaching profession, in the Church, or at the Bar, or in medicine, or in the army. Discipline and self-control was their watchword then and is the charter of their success now. That we in this country have instinctively adopted a sound view of athletics is a conclusion warranted by the fact that other nations, after investigation of the results, are following our example. The French Commissioners appointed to inquire into the higher public school systems of various countries, reported early this year in favour of that of England. As affording guidance as to the reasons which probably had weight with them, the following statements, made by a good education authority, the Hon. and Rev. Edward Lyttleton, and now headmaster of one of our great English public schools, in the Nine- teenth Century of January, 1880, are helpful:— "It is not the intellectual training our lads enjoy which excites the admiration of the Frenchman or German, still less is the almst boundltjss liberty llowed to English boys, tbat he regards as a national IdIOcrasy which, if tolerably harmless in England would be madness to encourage in France. But he selects for his uuqualified approval a feature of our educational system, which has no counterpart in tbe establishments of nis own country, that is to 5I1y-'h8 cult of athletics. There is a most useful side of athletics not so commonly talked about: I mean, heir discipline. The boy is disciplined by them in two ways; by being forced to put the welfare of the common cause before selfish interest, to obey implicitly the word of command and act In concert with the heterogeneous elements of tbe company he belongs to and secondly, should it so turn out he is disciplined by being raised to a position of command, where he feels the gravity of responsible office aud the difficulty of making prompt decisions, and securing a willing obedience. Good moral results of this sort may be expected from the games wherever they have developed spontaneously. Diminish the power of athleticism and vice is sure to ran loose. Athletics contribute to the growth of a certain buoyant energy in us as a race which foreigners admire with an envious admiration, and which we believe helps to raise us from the ruclc of peoples. The more we investigate the matter, the clearer we see, that one of the principal ingredients of that training—the athletic spirit—exists as a beneficial force, a characteristic of which we are the fortunate inheritors," Recreation is indeed a self-explanatory word. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Physically, mentally and intellectually man wants a rest and some change of position and thought. Body and soul do go together in this world and are curiously bound up together, and if the body languishes the mind suffers with it, and therefore a re-creation of both is useful if not indeed absolutely necessary. We are apt now-a- days to look to Germany for a lead in all that concerns education. It is gratifying, therefore, to our national pride to find that in one brawch at least of education, the Germans are admitting our superiority. One of the last actions of the German Government, while still subject to the masterful control of Bismarck, was to issue to the State Schools of Germany an order directing attention to the importance of encouraging athletics, since the tendency of education in that Empire was to produce dreamers rather than men of action. It is an important factor in the physical and moral education of all; as in our studies so in our amusements it is of importance, not only to encourage a wholesome choice which will elevate and not degrade, but also to incul- cate this view in all classes of society, for the working man has the same need of recreation and has the same rights to relaxation and innocent amusement as I have myself when he chooses to claim them. Sight must not be lost of the fact that relaxation in the practical sense of the term does not mean inertia, but change the exercise of mental or physical powers which are not brought into play by the ordinary occupation of the individual. Hence the form of acceptable recreation must vary, as do the occupations of men. After dealing with the Biblical view of the subject, Sir John went on to say I think the attitude of the Church to the physical recreation of the people should be tolerant and gravely watchful against excesses, and that individuals in tbe Church may have much influence for good which they should not neglect. I would give the most kindly advice to the young to indulge very moderately in any health-giving pursuit, lest it become too engrossing and occupy an undue amount of time and attention. It must be wholesome and it must be moderate and not wasteful. It must be followed on the six other days of the week, not on the Lord's Day, for that day is not our own. And I can be no party to any thing which could tend to assimilate our English Sunday to the Continental type with its horse racing, operas and athletic sports. I am here reminded of a somewhat curious fact relaticg to the practice of playing athletic games on the Sabbath, disclosed in an article in the current issue of The Golfer's Magazine." The writer, the Rev. Kirkwood Hewat, M.A., shows by extracts from the Session Records of Scotland that strict Sabbatarians as our Scot brothers are, and have been since the days or Knox, their objections used to be confined to Sunday games played "in tyme of preaching. One gathers from the extracts which the rev. gentleman has made from Session Records, Acts of Parliament, and Ordinances of the King from between the 15th and 18th century, that the offence was not so much against Christian law aa interference with Church observances. We have recently seen a controversy in the public papers as to the morality or otherwise of a Church Cycle Parade on a Sunday, which opens up the whole question of cycling on a Sunday. I cannot help thinking that the objection taken hinged rather on the parade than on the cycling, for the cycle in itself is no profaner of the Lord's Day. The eycle does not require food or grooming as the horse would, or more exceptional physical exercise than a long walk to church, perhaps even less, and yet if it gives cause of offence to my brother, I think it better avoided till the sentiment of opposition passes away. An old athlete myself, I have long felt the value of temperance, discipline and good temper in my pleasures and games, and have tried to inculcate the same prillciplee in others. Without them you cannot succeed. With them our physical recreations do help the body and the mind both for ourselves and for our neighbours, and need not interfere with our religious duties. We cannot afford to ignore, in this connection, certain characteristics which may be partly due to the exigencies created by a hard and trying climate. An Australian newspaper most happily indicated the influence of these characteristics recently, when in dealing with the champion cricketer, it laid down the broad law that a race is to be judged by its ideals, the qualities which evoke admiration. There was shrewdness of judgment aa well as descriptive power in its observations:— "The love of the Anglo-Saxon ming, for robust physical qualities, for strength, endurance, speed aud courage, is a proof of tbe robust strain in the national character itself. We are a race ot explorers, colonists, and sailors. An adventurous strain is in our blood. We somehow hold one-fourth of the planfet in fee. We possess, we do not know how or why, a curious faculty for the leadership of half-civilized races. And amongst tbe qualities whicb have made the British Empire possible, and which make English history intelligible, are exactly tbose whicb are admired in of limb, joy In pcysical effort, endurance, hardihood, combativeness. No nation but one rich in physical energy, and rejoicing in strenuous physical effort, could take the place in the world the British nation fills." The above is an Australian opinion. Contrast it with a German view, quoted in Mr. Bodley's new book of this year, on the Parliamentary System of France :—Count von Moltke, the great German strategist, in writing to Professor Bluntschli said:— "Permanent peace is a dream, not even a beautiful one, and War is a la* of God's order in the wor d, by whicl1 the noblest virtues of man. courage and self- denial, loyalty and self-sacrifice, are developed. With- out the world would degenerate into materialism." I need scarcely sa.y I do not agree with the Teutonic, but with the Anglo-Saxon view. It is a significant fact that the most vigorous peoples on earth, and the most powerful in all that appertains to the progress of mankind, are those distinguished by the love of athletics. The weaknesses inseparable from the absence of the athletic spirit are, in the case of most continental countries, invisible, for the reason that the military training through which their youth are all compelled to pass acts as a corrective. England, without conscription and without the athletic spirit, would undoubtedly degenerate physically, and mental decrepitude would eventually follow as a matter of course. To my j mind the Church is violating no divine ordinance, f but on the contrary yielding to the spirit of practical Christianity in sanctioning, supporting, and therefore, in a measure, controlling the physical recreations of the people. Sir John's paper was frequently applauded,and it was followed by an interesting discussion, in which the Rev. A. A. Mathews and others took P Sir John Llewelyn moved a Tote of thanks to the Bishop for :presiding. The Rev. Chancellor Smith seconded, and it was carried. The conference concluded with a vote of thanks to Sir John Llewelyn and the Reception Com- mittee. After luncheon the election of representatives, delegates and committees was dealt with. On the motion of Archdeacon Bevan, seconded by the Rev. Prebendary Williams, it was resolved to adopt the committee's recommendation to add three clergy and three laity to the representatives on the Central Council of Diocesan Conferences. The gentlemen elected were —Clerical: Arch- deacon Pryce, Chancellor Smith, and Rev. T. J. Bowen. Lay Earl Cawdor, Sir J. T. D. Lle- welyn, M.P., and Sir C. E. G. Philipps. Canon Lewis and PrebendaryD.Williams were appointed as delegates on the Central Committee "Welsh Church Press."—On the motion of the Warden of Llandovery, seconded by Rev. T. Marsten, Llan- S' 'o i?arl Ca^dor' Sir J- T. D. Llewelyn, and oir c. E. G. Philipps were elected as representa- tives on the Board of the Queen Victoria Clergy Fun. The following Committees were afterwards appointed; Executive Committee, Welsh Church Jrress, Editorial and Finance, Standing Commit- tee, tor carrying out the division of the Diocese, Standing Committee of the Clergy Pensions' In- stitution, Standing Committee on Foreign Mis- sions, with ten members on St. David's Diocesan Fund, and St. David's Diocesan Church Building Ph^h ^femei^bersof Sfc- Ovid's Diocesan rn' iii pt6rCe Bo»rd-Sir John Llewelyn, Sir • tf K1U-PP8> and Mr. J. Hotchkiss—and Board 6 Grs 011 David's Diocesan Mission BUBAL DEANERIES. Mr. Barker (secretary) next moved that the Conference i^truct the Executive Committee to Ind°tL best wavT ,Various rural deaneries, and the best way to deal with the removal of the delegates from one rural deanery to another He Rev. Prebendary Willia.m:neconded Md the mo- tion was adopted. NEXT YEAR'S CONFERENCE. The Rev. Morgan Griffitha moved that next year s conference be held at Carmarthen —Th« feer. T Walters seconded, and th. Ss adopted.
BISHOP OF RIPON AT ALBERT HALL. THE FORCE OF MORAL CHARACTER. ELOQUENT, STIRRING AND SCHOLARLY ADDRESS. There was a crowded and enthusiastic gathering at the Albert Hall on Friday even- ing. Every seat was utilised, and many were unable to obtain admission. The hall had been beautifully decorated by Messrs. Ben Evans and Co. Lord of Heaven and Earth and Ocean" having been sung with much heartiness, Rev. Chancellor Smith offered up prayer. The Lord Bishop of St. David's presided. The Bishop of Ripon (Dr. Boyd Carpenter) was enthusiastically applauded on rising to address the crowded assembly. The enthusi- asm of the reception drew from his lordship the remark that this was his first visit to Swansea, and that he had been impressed by their temperature in two senses of the word— outside damp and inside warmth. In the hymn, "Lord of Heaven and earth," refer- ence was made to their national priviliges. The interests of a great people were bound up with every possible influence which could be brought to bear upon the rising genera- tion. One of the great elements of the maintenance of national character was the influence of religious life. A great many mistakes had arisen in people's minds because they had not formed a true conception of what religion really was. People frequently buffetted the air because they did not know the meaning of the word they were fighting abouc. Words had been described as the counters of wise men and the money of fools, and hence there was an enormous difference between theology and religion. One of the first duties of lifo was to keep sedulously in mind that theology was one thing and religion another. He did not say they were not related. A man might be first cousin to another man, yet he was a different person. And so it was with religion and theology. Theology might be first cousin to religion, but still it was not the same. Theology dealt with the reason of man bearing upon ques- tions which touched his religious life; but the religion of a man was his life—the con- duct of his life. Religion was what he was in himself. And therefore, though all theo- logical questions were all-transcendant, yet when a man made his religious notions as clear as he could, it did not follow that he was a religious man. Religion was like the blood which coursed through their veins. It was their very life. Religion was like the oxygen which made life possible. That was the idea of religion that saturated the whole of the Bible, and found expression in all great and good teachers, making a man like John Wesley the hero that he was in the history of the century. It is true," said his lordship, "that a man who has got money has certain advantages of gaining information, but what I want to say is that you and I live in a universe in which the very best things cost us nothing at all. The air we breathe is needful to keep these bodies of ours in life and health—you can have it for nothing. The sweet sunshine that pours down upon us and makes us feel how sweet it is to live—it is all for nothing. And if you talk of art and the things of beauty and say that these are denied to me, I say pardon me! If you are poets—and would you urge all poets in that sense—you would find that there are beauties at your feet and beauties over your head that far surpass all that a Reynolds, a Michael Angelo or a Raphael ever painted. What is the aim—the conception of ourselves—that we ought to have in view if that idea is true ? One great and clear duty is to have a right notion of ourselves and of our relation to religion. The three important considerations for man is himself, his life and God above. What constitutes the real man ? There is a thing called hero worship. It is a good thing. We had it in cur boyhood in the captain of the first eleven, or the half-back in the football field." (Laughter and applause.) His lordship then pointed out that as we grew older we probably made our Words- worth, Byron, Arabian Nights or Pilgrim's Progress our hero, and said there was a greatness of the intellect as well as the great- ness of the body, and the history of our development is the history of the world. Trust in character, the preacher went on, and pointed out that for this reason Alcibiades was not trusted, but dull old Nisrus was. If you watch the history of the House of Commons—it is true on both sides of the House—somehow or other it IS not always the most brilliant man that the people of this country insisted upon as the leader of the great party. They want something else. They sometimes think that brilliancy is allied with an erratic character. The English trusted W. H. Smith when they would not have trusted a far more brilliant man. Why? And remember Lord Eldon. He was a grand old Tory, a Tory of Tories. In the day when there was a good deal of political excitement in London, and all the Liberal spirit was abroad. Lord Eldon ap- peared in the crowd, and what did they say ? They said: Here s old Eldon; let's give him a cheer for he has never ratted." That meant the English were very much like the Athenians, and preferred character to ability, because character would not deceive and ability might. (Hear, hear.) Did it not show that man went from the lower to the higher—that first there was the physical strength, then the intellectual, and finally they landed themselves into the conclusion that the moral force of a man made the real man. They were not wrong in that conclu- sion, for was it not true, as a French writer said, that the superiority of the Anglo- Saxon lay in his self-reliance? A noted Frenchman had discovered the secret, and with true patriotism he told his countrymen «The Anglo-Saxon are your superiors' because they are taught to be self-reliant." The Frenchman stinted and scraped in order to give his son a place in the world; the Englishman taught his son to do his duty, and he said to him, "Now, my lad, I have had to make my way in the world, and you ve got to ruaÀe yours." That was why England had colonies. No pains no gains. If we want to succeed we must work. We must touch the pain if we would the gain. He (the Lord Bishop) called that a bit of character. He was not sure, however, that the prosaic world looked with very much favour upon this upward tendency, and it had been said that the tendency of the sur- roundings was to make the people more brutal. That was a very sad things and if that were true, then they were placed and
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LITERARY BUREAU. MACMILLAN'S FORTHCOMING BOOKS An account of the recent "Campaign in by Colonel H. D. Hutchinson, Director of Military Education in India, will be published in October. The narrative is primarily based upon letters contributed to The Times, but the author has also had access to all available material from official sources, and has collected information from officers engaged in the different parts of the campaign. It is therefore likely to be regarded as the most authoritative record of the expedition. In a volume of West African Studies Miss Mary Kingsley will supplement the delightful volume of Travels in West Africa," which was published last year. The "Studies" deal with the early history of discovery and of trade in that interesting region, and with native methods of healing and fishing, besides giving many further observations and speculations on the fascinating subject of Fetish. Meanwhile, under the title Nine Years on the Gold Coast," Mr. Dennis Kemp will give the results of hia experiences as a Wesleyan Missionary, and of the mtxmate acquaintance which he thus formed with the native population. Both this and Miss Kingsley's book will be fully illustrated. The Hon. John Fortescue is engaged upon a History of the British Army, and the first volume is expected to appear before the end of the year. Mr. Fortescue has already written a History of the Seventeenth Lancers," and contributed an excellent volume on'' Dundonald to the series of English Men of Action." Last year he made a hit in quite another field of literature with his delightful Story of a Red Deer," a book which has been deservedly compared with Kingsley's "Water Babies" for its thorough sympathy with animal life. "The Life and Letters of Edward Thring," the famous Head Master of Uppingham, by Mr. George R. Parkin, is now on the eve of publication. The work is practically a history of the new formation, under Thring, and the complete rebuilding, in every sense of the word, of Uppingham School, apart from comprising the life, diary, and correspondence of a strong personality. It contains also many reminiscences of life at Eton in the" thirties." This month will be published a romantic story of Moorish life in the Riff Country and in Tangier by Mr. A. J. Dawson, whose last novel, God'a Foundling, wab well received in the bsginnim? of the year, and whose West African and Australian Bush stories will be familiar to njosfc readers of fiction. "Bismillah" is the title chosen for Mr. Dawson's new book, which may be regarded as the outcome of his somewhat adventurous experiences in Morocco last year. The Life and Letters of Henry Cecil Raikes, 1838-91," by Henry St. John Raikes, will shortly be published. The author of this memoir statea thatlhe has selected from a large mass of material such events as only appear either to have ?eraonal value, or to be of publio interest. n the latter portion of the work, dealing witU Mr. Raike's career at the Post Office, I havo hesitated, where in the interests of truth seemed necessary, to lift the official veil which Z often tended to obscure actions, and to or« t false impressions in the mind of the publio > The work will form another link in the interest- ing history of the General Post Office. Mr. Burford Delannoy—the actor-author— announces the publication of another volume of short theatrical stories, bearing the somewhat untheatrical title of The Missing Cyclist." His last volume, which attained a measure of success, was entitled "The Comedian's Christmas Dinner." The publishers are Messrs. Simpkin, Marshall and Co.
SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD. A SHORT MEETING. A meeting of the Swansea School Board was held on Wednesday afternoon at the offices, Dynevor-place. Present, Messrs. Joseph Rosser (in the chair), Mrs. Freeman, Miss Brock, Revs, J. Pollock, Watkins-Edwards, Father Fitzgerald' Messrs. Evan Griffiths, J. W. Jones", Jas' Wignall, Dd. Harris, Dd. Roberts, and the Clerk (Mr. A. W. Halden). TAR PAVING AT DANYGRAIG SCHOOL. The question of tar paving at Danygraig School having been raised, Mr. Wignall pointed out that the local firm, Messrs. Oliver and Company who were doing the work at the Plasmarl School WP™ willing to undertake the Danysyrai^ contract for the same price as that of Q^r ham firm. He held that tLTliwl* D'"Tg' t0 th°"s™iSS aS ha,Q y to employ local labour mrvnpv Fv?SS1i i a the Swansea ratepayer's convenient°U °° SP9nt in Svvansea> whenever The Rev. Watkins-Edwards supported, and a motion by Mr. Wignall that the contract be given to Messrs. Oliver and Company was carried. The minutes of the various committees were adopted, and the business having all been done in twenty minutes, it was, as one of the memberi put it, a record meeting. The School Management and Education Com- mittee reported:—To appoint an Article 68 assistant, temporarily, Waunwen School. To confirm temporary appointment of certificated male assistants. To appoint an instructress of cookery permanently. To appoint two trained certificated assistants GO C.H.G. School, girls* department. To advance the rating of three certificated assistants, viz. :—Mr. William Rowland, Pentrepoth Boys' Mr. Goronwy Howell, Plasmarl Boys' Mr. James Williams, Morriston Boys'. To fix the rating and salaries for ex-P.T.'s in accordance with the revised scale of salaries. To fix the rating and salaries of Article 68 assistants in accordance with the board's scale of salaries. To confirm the acceptance of the resignation of a pupil teaoher, Ivor Samuel Pentrepoth School. To remunerate the head teacher of Penllergaer School for instructing his pupil teachers. To authonse the issue of a special order for Waunwen Sehool, Infanta* deThetBuilding and Site Committee reported To confirm ^inLf °ertain work and to authorise the e* repairs and the purchase of certain goods tor the schools. To authorise the Clerk to make, an amended offer to Messrs. Viria«-SetheClerl site at Hafod. To take "all necessary JtSL f ^h^'8 sol.ic.itt.ors ta*L" nlqnrv rtnn I ps for the acquisition of To authoriL the Cler°katqU1Hre 'VtK Works for M! il erk to advertise for a Clerk of Ch fwll J ;r?inSeiton School. To authorise the „m the Board and the Clerk to affix the frnnTivr1 of tlle Board to two under-leases nntu • Sarah James for land at Plasmarl. To orise the payment of £ 500 to Messrs. j? £ ^orth, Ingham & Co., Leeds, for St. Thomas and Terrace-road Schools. To authorise the Payment of the Swansea Corporation's account for water supply to Truancs' School.
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SWANSEA HOSPITAL. APF0OT3IEXT OF HOUSE SURGEON A specis.1 meeting of the s»„„ rr -A i B„„d of SSSSR TecXy. The Chairman explained that three gentlemen who applied for the position were to attend the meeting One, however, had settled down elsewhere and another did not thinls it worth his while to come trom Brighton without being certain of the appointment. 1 he reason why there were so few applicants was that a new Act of Parliament had ceme into torce by which medical men were not permitted to employ un- qualified as-i-fants. There was, consequently, a great demand for the students as the}' • and whereas for such an appointment there use to be eight or ten applicants they had now received only three. The Secretary read the application of 31 r. S. Herbert Mason, M.R.C.S., and L.E.C. P-* (Lond.), of Hall-road Avenue. Birmingham. Mr. Mason, who said he was 25 years of age and registered, enclosed very g'ood testimonials from Dr, C. H. Golding Bird, surgeon to Guy s Hospital Dr. W. A. Jacobson, assistant surgeon at Guy's, where Mr. Mason was dresser; and al^o from Dr. Marsh, senior surgeon to Xewport and Monmouth County Hospital, where Mr. Mason acted as locum tenens. The Secretary explained that the medical staff had recommended two names to the House Comnrt^ee, but those two. one or them a "black man," did not appear, Dr. Mason was accordingly invited to attend. After the latter had been questioned, he was unanimously appointed. This was all the business.
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had their life and health in a perfectly horrible world' I do not believe it is true," the Bishop of Ripon exclaimed, and went on to admit that they lived in a world where the laws of nature were very hard laws that never let them off. If they entered the public-house and found their consumption was greater than their prudence he thought nature did not let them off with that head- ache. So it was if they wanted to succeed they must work-if they wanted to be healthy they must deny themselves. That was nature, but his impression was that nature never let them off-but nature was wise. (Hear, hear.) The parent that let the child off was not always the wise parent. Was it wise to bring the boy up with the idea that he could evade the consequences of his own wrong-doing P But then it was said, "But, oh it a question of the smr- vival of the fittest." That was the driving out of the weaker race, but it did not mean the clearing of the brain of the world, and men like Pascal and Pope somehow survived, though not in the sense that they had as long lives as their brother-men, but they survived in memory of the world, and their names were consecrated powers of posterity. Another thing that did not always survive was the good man-the man who could not get on in the world because he was too honest. But goodness, too, had a power of self-preservation; good men lived, and their example was a perpetual sermon in the world. The law of survival did not, as Christ told them, always mean the law of escaping the penalties which waited upon those who transgressed nature's laws. Nay, the whole story of the growth of religious life was a struggle over this very problem, Why did the righteous man suffer ? till, at last, in the inspiration of the Prophet Ezekiel, men saw that there was a marvellous discerning power when a man would say, I am willing to suffer if humanity can be beneiftted lsy it. (Applause.) In the most elegant language, that at times was full of the deepest pathos, his Lordship alluded to the many gifts of nature-sunshine and rain —the love of home, of wife—" that patient soul waiting for your return"—and of friend- ship—which humanity received all for nothing." What he wanted to say, then, he added, was that religion was not a mere appendix of life-but it was a reality. Had he not said enough ? Character was the supreme thing for man, and he saw it in its I perfection in Jesus Christ-the flower of manhood—the standpoint of our dream of what humanity might be. "You are the sons of God, and God is your Father," his Grace concluded, "I and therefore in this world He will deal with you as a son, and your joy will be if only you can say in response to him, Abba—Father.' For us, everything will work for good if you but realise that one thing, and not in this world, which some of us sometimes think so hard, and in which we get nothing for nothing, but in the other world we shall see that we get everything for nothing, for behold He spared not His Own Son, but gave him up for us all, and gives to us in the bounty of His love the thing that was nearest that He might draw us the nearer to Himself—that we, standing here upon this poor little world with its strange laws and with our ignorance of life, might begin to understand that we are not forsaken beings upon this earth, but that we are loved by an eternal love and watched over by an eternal care, inspired by the constantly outpouring Spirit, so that here you might see that religion is not a thing that I put on with my Sunday clothes, but 11 a thing that is in the home with my wife and children-God by my fireside. (Applause.) The religion I mean that has God with me in the street and at the corner of the street where the temptation comes, and God with me not merely when I am kneeling, but when I am thinking-in Him to breathe and have my very being- understanding what life is. As the skylark rises up to its world and knows that it is bathed round about with the air of heaven, and there can move upwards, so my soul, bathed in that pure, constant and undying love of God, may yet mount upwards aspiring after something noble, making me to be in this world what God meant me to be—a son on His earth, to serve Him right, to serve Him unto death, showing forth in some small degree that love wherewith my Father hath loved me." (Loud and continued applause.) The address was listened to with deep attention. The vast audience hung upon almost every word that fell from the great orator's lips. It was a brilliant, eloquent address, and its delivery was magnificent. Those who heard it will not soon forget it. After the applause had subsided, The Archdeacon of Carmarthen moved a vote of thanks to the Bishop of Ripon. Mr. C. H. Glascodine seconded, and it was carried with acclamation. A vote of thanks was also accorded the Lord Bishop of St. David's for presiding, and the meeting came to a close. On Sunday last the Very Rev. the Dean of Bristol and the Lord Bishop of St. David's preached at St: Mary's Church, and on Wednesday evening the Rev. W. H. Barlow, oftii°Ms''n^on' On Sunday next, October 30th, the Lord Bishop of Llandaff and the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells will preach at the Parish Church on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd, the Rev. G. R. Thornton, Vicar of i -rrarnabas, Kensington; and on Thursday the very Rev. the Dean of St. David's.