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of deep study, and its object is to bring brothers together, bring denominations to know each other better. Proceeding, the speaker, having given an illustration of two hunters coming down two mountains at the same time, said,—We meet for action. It is not a political organisation. We recognise that our great mission in the country is to purify the life of the nation in all its details this is the the great task we have set for ourselves. Mr Jeffreys proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers, Alderman Thomas Parry seconding. The Rev Luke Wiseman responded, and pro- posed a vote of thanks to the President (Mr F. Nunn), for his excellent speech, and for presiding. The Rev Thos. Lloyd, seconding, thanked Mr Nunn also for his generosity in providing tea for the delegates. Mr Nunn briefly responded. A VISIT TO COLWYN BAY HIGHER- GRADE SCHOOL. Having heard that the Higher-Grade Depart- ment commenced at the Colwyn Bay Board School this year, had for some time been in good working order, an assertion which would be the more readily credited when it was recalled to mind that so noted a teacher and disciplinarian as Mr E. Griffiths was the Headmaster, a representative of The Weekly News, after seeking and readily y obtaining permission from the Chairman of the School Board (County-Councillor John Roberts) on April 28th. visited the School, to fullv satisfy himself as to the reliability of the favourable statements he had heard from time to time. Upon arrival at the School shortly before three o'clock in the afternoon, he sought Mr Griffiths, who readily answered a number of questions, and not only that, but also very kindly allowed him to witness the half-hour's Chemistry lesson com- mencing at 3.10 p.m., and the subsequent singing 11 of several songs, etc., by the pupils. In an answer to various interrogations addressed to Mr Griffiths and the assistant-masters, inform- ation was elicited which may be summarised as follows. The Higher-Grade School (or, more correctly as at present constituted, Department of the Colwyn Bay Board School) was opened in January last, but technically, for the purposes of the Education Department, it is assumed not to have been opened until March. At the actual opening, the Department started with over one hundred children whose ages ranged from ten to fifteen years, and drafted from the ex-Seventh, Seventh, Sixth, and Fifth Standards of the Ele- mentary Schools of the neighbourhood. Mr Griffiths quietly informed the Weekly News representative, when the assistant-masters were beyond hearing, that he had two very able and unwearying assistant-masters (both certified),— Mr E. R. H. Turner, B.A., Lond., being the Science Master, with the greater part of his duties in connexion with the Higher-Grade Department; and Mr J. O. Davies, principally engaged in teaching Standard IV. downwards in the Board School, where Welsh has been taken up as a Class Subject. In the Higher Grade Department, in addition to Scripture, English History, English Grammar, (including Composition), Geography, Arithmetic, Drawing, Writing, Needlework, and Drill, all of which are subjects usually taught in the Colwyn Bay Board School, the pupils have now an opportunity of learning Algebra, (to simple quadratics), Chemistry, Book-keeping, Euclid, and Shorthand, a few of the most forward children being also taught the elements of French and Latin. In fact, as Mr Griffiths stated in reply to a series of direct interrogations directed to this point, the Higher-Grade Department is