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LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS 1 COLWtN BAY. OLD COLWYX BROTHERHOOD.—The se- cond. meeting of the Old Colwyn B i other hood at the English Wesleyan Chapel, on Sunday was even more successful than t:he opening meeting. There was a larger attendance, and several new miembeis joined. A manly address was delivered by Mr J. J. Austin, and %olos were rendered by Miss EtheL Davies, Colwyn Bay. COLWYN BAY EDUCATION COMMIT- TEE.-On Wednesday, a general meeting of the Colwyn Bay and District Education Com- mittee was held- in th. Council Chamber, the Rev John Edwards presiding. Miss Sarah Ed- wards, B.A., was appointed as assistant tea-cher at the Higher Grude School at L90 per annum. Miss Mary Hughes gave notice to leave Liwydcoed SchrMji. and the notice was accepted. It was decided that the Christmas holidays shall commmce in the Colwyn Bay district on December 21st, and with the ex- ception of Abergele, shall continue till January 8t'h, when the schools will be re-opened. Aber- gele School to open a we k earlier. SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETING.—On Sunday the usual meeting under the auspices of the Colwyn Bay and district Sunday Schools was held at Rhiw Mission Sunday School. In the morning a paper was given by Mr Henry Mor- ris, of Freelands, on "The duties of the Sun- day School Teacher outside the School." The auditors looked into the position of the school and found everything satisfactory. The school oonsiists of English and Welsh classes'. In' the afternoon the children were catechised by Mr J. O. Davies, and the Rev Robert Roberts catechised the meeting, takiryr for his subject the 1st Peter, 1st chapter. Trie delegates from the schools in the district attended. TEMPERANCE, MEETINGS AT iULAN- DRILLO-YN-RHOS.—On Friday afternoon a temperance meeting for children was held at the Church Room, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, when addresses were delivered by the Vicar, the Rev James Evans, M.A., and the Rev J. Hamer Lewis, M.A., of St. Asaph. Recitations were given by Miss Effie Towzer, Master Noel Evans, and Miss Gladys Berts. Afterwards temperance certificates, signed by the Bishop of St. Asaph, were distributed to the children. -In the evening the Rev J. Hamer Lewis gave an interesting lecture on Archbishop Temple. The Vicar presided, and there was a. large at- tendance. The lecture was illustrated by lan- tern-slides, and was much enjoyed. TEA AND TEST CONCERT.—A very suc- cessful tea and test concTt wis held! on Wed- nesday at the Tabernacle Welsh Ba-pfist Chapel. The afternoon mating was well at- tended, and in the eve ing several competitions took place. The awards were as follow :—Solo for children under 16: May Jones, Colwyn Bay; soprano solo; Miss Pugh, Colwyn Bay; duett, Messrs P. and Edward Davies, Colwyn Bay; juvenile choir, the Tabernacle Choir; ear test, Master Griffi hs and Miss May Jones, Colwyn Bay; recitations, under 15, Naomi Ed- wards, Colwyn Bay over 15. Mr J. Hughes. The adjudicators were Music, Mr E. Evans, A.C., Glan Conway; recitations, Bwlchydd Mon. The accompanist was Mr R. D. Picker- ing. The chair was occupied by Mr William Jones, Gloddaeth Isnf whilst .he Rev Thomas Roberts, Llanelian, conducted. SALE OF WORK AT !) COLWYN.— On Tuesday a sale of work was opened at the English Congregational Church Old Col- wyn, by Mrs Wilding of Gwvdyr Park. The chairman, the Rev R. W. J.ames 'Llewelyn, stated that the obiect of the sale of work was to raise funds for the church, with the ulti- mate object of establishing a new church at Old Colwyn. A place had been selected for a new church, but in the meantime it was necessary to raise'funds to build the church. ce MTS Wilding having gracefully performed the opening ceremony.' the Jfev Thomas Lloyd proposed, and the Rev G. R. File supported, a hearty vote of thanks to Mrs Wilding, which was carried by acclamation. There was a good attendance of ladies of Old Colwyn and treir wants were ably supplied by tre following stallholders: —Mrs i'arw-cod, Mrs File, Mrs Wade, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Hul se, Miss Waiker Miss Clark, Miss Davies. Misses Price, Misses Hurst, and others. On Wednesday afternOOll1 the sale was opened by Mrs Thomas Lloyd, the chair being taken by the Rev T. Gasquoine, B.A. DEBATE.—"Does the Welsh Language De- serve to Live or Die? An interesting debate took place at the Y.M.C.A. Rooms, Colwyn Bay, on this subject of the Welsh language. Mr Rowland Jones presided, and there was a good attendance, several non-members of the association being present. Mr John Ellis Williams opened the debate with an able paper in suport of the Welsh language, and Mr Griffiths opposed with an excellent essay on the English language. He contended that the Welsh language is not adaptable to modern business methods and the progross of civilisa- tion, and that, therefore, it must sooner or later die. A discussion followed in which Messrs Greenfield, Pickering, Edwards, Owen, Jones, Foullges, and others spoke in favour of Welsh, while Mr Jackson and Mr Adamson, though not exactly of opinion that the Welsh language deserves to die, spoke in favour of the English language. The President, in an eloquent speech, contended that the Welsh language was a pure language, whick wag -daUgeatly stuolied in the German Universities, and that the world owed a great deal to the Welsh literature of the middle ages.—On a vote being taken, 15 voted for the Welsh language, and 3 against. PROPOSED ABOLITION OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS.—On Tuesday evening, at the usual meeting of the St. Paul's Parliamentary De- bat,ing Society, there were about 60 members present ito consider the subject of the House of Lords. Councillor E. Allen occupied the Speaker's chair. Mr W. J. Dunning, Colonial Secretary, opened the debate by moving the following That in the opinion of this House it is advisable to abolish the House of Lords, and replace it with a. second chamber fully re- presentative of the various interests of the nation." Mr Dunning, in an eloquent speech, put the various points in favour of the aboli- tion of the House of Lords. The Rev Rees Morris led the Opposition with a fighting speech. Mr Bridgewater and the Rev J. H. Hope followed with speeches in favour of the proposed resolution, the Rev Mr Hope re- marking that the House of Lords was a break upon the wheel of progress, to which there were ironical cries of Take the break off and the coach will run away." Mr Street was speaking against the proposal, when the debate stood adjourned.—Prior to the debate several questions were put to the various Ministers, the member for Merionethshire (the Rev Rees Morris) being particularly aggressive "THE STRUGGLE FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY."—On Thursday evening a lecture wais given in the Lecture Hall, Sea View- crescent, Colwyn Bay, hy the Rev Thomas' Lloyd, on the subject of "The Struggle for Religious Liberty." The lecture, which was given under the auspices of the Free Church Council, was illustrated by lim^-li^ht views, and was greatly appreciated by a large audi- ence. Dr Cadvan Jones presided, and Mr Roger Edwards san? a solo. At the conclu- sion of the lecture the Rev H. T. Cousins pro- posed a vote of thanks to the lectcrer, and in doing so, referred to the struggle at present going on between the Church of England in Wales and Nonconformists.—The Rev Thomas Lloyd, in replying, dealt with two speeches delivered by the Bishop of St. Asaph at a meeting at Rhyl, held i-ry, support of the hos- pitals, and at a, meeting of the St. Asaph branch of the British and Foreign Bible So- ciety, when the Bishop intimated that the time had come when Ckvrrhmen should reserve aH t'heii, philanthropic efhr:s and cnntr hutions for the defence of the Church. Mr Lloyd said ne did not consider it was risht for tnf" bishop to introduce the question at issue between the Church and Nonconformists at meetings in support of hosp'tMU and for the spreading of the Gospel abroad in such a wav as to tend to divert the mfiretarv simnort of Churchmen from these objects. Tf Churchmen hd in the past contributed to th« supoor1 of charitable institutions and the Priti-h and For«M.«n Bible Society, it was not "5 they con- tributed, but in ma-Dv n?.se* 3s h-ndloHs land- owners and la-re employers of labour. It was, therefore, not rirht or fHr for f},> bishop to try to divert HI"r contribution* 171 behalf of philanthTo-- rrv."—♦, 1Tjto th* coffers of Church Defenee Le&gns, BETHEL C.M. CHAPEL, LLYSFAEN.— On Monday evening an interest-ting lecture was delivered at the Bethel C.M. Chapel, Llysfaen, by the Rev Lewis Williams, of Old Colwyn, on "Owain Glyndwr and his Times." Mr iW. F. Jones, of Llanddulas, occupied the chair. LECTURE ON NURSING.—On Thursday evening, a meeting was held in St. Paul's Church Room, under the auspices of the Young Women's Bible Class and Guild, when Nurse Fergusson delivered a lecture on nursing with practical demonstrations. There was a good attendance, and the lect-ure is likely to produce good resuts in inducing the young people who were present to take a greater interest in the care of the sick. FOREIGN MISSIONARY MEETING.—On Tuesday evening the annual foreign mission- ary meeting in connection with the Nantyglyn Road Wesleyan Church was held. Mr John Tucker, presiding. There was a large congre- gation. The Rev R. Warmwell, late of the West Indies delivered an address on mission work in the West Indies, which was greatly enjoyed by those present. A collection was taken on behalf of the foreign missions, and resulted in an advance on last year's collectiion.

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