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LIST OF VISITORS. COLWYN BAY. IMPORTANT NOTICE. All Lists of Visitors must reach the Central Library, Colwyn Bay, not later than seven o'clock on the Wednesday evening, for otherwise they will be too late for insertion in the current week's issue. PWLLYCROCHAN HOTEL. (Mr J. Porter, proprietor.) J. Ponsonby, Esq, Wilmslow Miss Nunns, do Mr and Mrs Richardson and maid, Harrogate Mr and Mrs Parodis, Kersal Miss Parodis, do Dr and Mrs Braithwaite, Catterick Mrs Deacon, Liverpool H. Wade Deacon, Esq, do Charles Deacon, Esq, Reading Mrs Hodgson, Widnes Dr J. F. Arlidge, Stoke-on-Trent Mr and Mrs E. Prebble, Sydenham, S.E. The Misses Hall, Edinburgh A. Kleinjung, Esq, Wilmslow F. R. Putz, Esq, Manchester Dr and Mrs Jackson, Nottingham The Misses Sturge, Bewdley R. Barker, Esq, Bury C. Wallwork, Esq, Kersal Miss Wallwork, do Mr and Mrs S. Crook, family and maid, Bolton Mr & Mrs R. Heywood, M'Chester Mr and Mrs N. R. Bryham, Wigan Miss M. H. Bryham, do Mrs Mansfield and party, America Mrs Perry, do Mrs McLellan Mrs Grierson, Wigan Mrs Glover, Southport The Misses Glover, do COLWYN BAY HOTEL. (Miss Jones, Manageress). Frank Page, Esq, Uttoxeter Mrs Page, do G. H. Schofield, Greenfield, Yorks. Mrs Schofield, do Miss Duke, do Miss C. Duke, do F. T. Bircham, Esq, Chepstow Sydney Fisher, Esq, & valet, Aming- ton Hall, Tamworth Mrs Fisher and maid, children and nurses, do E. S. Mead, Esq, Brooklands Mrs Mead, do Miss Mead, do R. Morrin, Esq, Walton, Liverpool Mrs Morrin, do Miss Morrin, do Miss Crawsliaw, do J. Mangnall, Esq, Withington Mrs Matiznall, do Louis Eisler, Esq, London W. E. Oakeley, Esq, and valet, The Plas, Tanybwlch The Hon. Mrs Oakeley and maid, do W. Inge, Esq, and valet Mrs Inge and maid N. P. F. Tweed, Esq, Shrewsbury H. L. Wettern, Esq, London J. Gordon, Esq, do Captain H. Townshend and valet, Ash bv-de-Ia-Zouch The Hon. Mrs Townshend and maid, do A. W. Francis, Esq, Horfield Castle, Gloucestershire Mrs Francis, do Schofield, Esq, Greenfield, Yorks. Thomas Howe, Esq, Manchester H. CoulsoW; Esq, Uttoxeter T. Beaumont, Esq, Manchester LOCKYER'S PRIVATE HOTEL. Mrs Wood, Blackheath, Kent Mrs Richardson, Rock Ferry Miss Hartley, Todmorden Mr H. Elliott, Manchester Mrs McKean, Bowdon, Cheshire Miss Millar, do Mrs Walters, Longton Mr H. Crompton, Africa Mrs Davies, Bury Mrs Porter, do Mr Horsley, Sale, Cheshire Mr Moncrieff, London PENSION EDELWEISS, (Misses Retemeyer) Miss Foster, Edgbaston Miss Hodgson, Nottingham Miss Stroyan, do Miss Hayes, Liscard Mrs. van Rappard, The Hague, Holland Miss Grierson, Holywell Miss E. D. Grierson, do CLAREMONT PRIVATE HOTEL. (Mrs Robinson, Proprietress). Mr Norman D. Bower, Southport Miss Norah Bower, do Mrs Bower, do Miss Ethelwyn Bower, do R. C. Haworth, Esq, Manchester Mr Alderman A. E. Lloyd (Lord Mayor of Manchester) J. S. Littlewood, Esq, J.P., Rochdale T. Chadwick, Esq, Manchester Hazels, Hawarden Road- Mrs Kirkness, Liverpool Misses Kirkness (3), do Miss Barton, Tattenhall Fallowfield, Wynnstay Road-Mrs [Richardson Misses Pierson Mr Pierson Mrs Henderson, Waterloo Miss Henderson, do Somerset Boarding House—The [Misses Wright A. G. Hunter, Esq, Manchester G. Gatis, Esq, Lytham Miss Stopford, do Mr W. Horrocks, Bolton Mrs Mosford, Birkenhead Mrs Ha ram, Tranmore Miss M. L. Wright, do Alexandra Villa, Mostyn Road- [Mrs F. G. Salmon Chas. Davison, Esq, Connah's Quay Mrs Davison, do Sandringham, Mostyn Road-The [Misses Clint Mr and Mrs Minshall, Chester Miss Crippin, Egremont Ivy Lea, Princess Drive-The [Misses Lovatt T. H. Manners, Esq, Heaton Mersey Mrs Manners and family, do E. Saint, Esq, Heaton Chapel Mrs Saint, do Miss Beaumont, do Craig-y-don—Miss Murray Nurse Ferguson, resident The Laurels, Woodland Road- Mr and Mrs Heaton, children and maid, Stalybridge, Manchester Woodside, Rhiw Road-Mrs Ross Mrs Staton, Fallowfield, Man- chester Mr H. Staton, do Hazelmere, Rhiw Road-Mrs Jones Rev J. Jones, B.A., resident Miss Roberts, Buxton Miss Marsen, Wolverhampton Mr R. W. Davies, London Mr Llewelyn Davies, Trawsfynydd Maenan House, Abergele Road- [Mrs Roberts J. Conolly, Esq, Victoria Park, Wavertree Mrs Conolly, family and nurse, do Conescliff, Greenfield Road- Misses Boardman, Manchester The family, nurses, and governess of Mrs Vaughan Williams, Moyode Castle, Co. Galway Chesterfield, Greenfield Road-Miss [Wright Mrs Hukin, Olton Miss Buckley, Alrechurch A. Jackson, Esq, Southport Mrs Jackson, do Misses Jackson (2), do Stamford House, Sea View Terrace [Mrs Samuels Mrs Ambler, Stalybridge Miss Gertrude Buckley, Dukinfield Morley Villa- Miss Thouley, Crumpsall Miss Smith, Manchester Miss Carr, do
Gloddaeth Habitation of the Primrose League. The annual meeting of this Habitation, was held, on Saturday, April 25th, at Llanrhos, the chair being occupied by the Dame President (the Right Hon. the Lady Augusta Mostyn), in the absencr. of the Ruling Councillor (Alderman the Hon. H. Lloyd-Mostyn). There were also present the Hon. Mrs H. Lloyd-Mostyn, Mr and Mrs Fincham, Miss Dutton, Mrs Humphrey Lewis (Mayoress of Conway), Mrs Pollit, Mrs Lee, Rev. W. and Mrs Davies (Llangwstenin), Miss Brittain, Miss B. Brittain, Mrs Tritton, Miss Tritton, Miss Roberts, Miss Smyth, Rev. F. Griffith Jones, Mr Lee, Councillor A. W. Jones (Hon. Treasurer), Mr Williams, Mr Wood, Mr Dearden, etc. The Executive Council, Wardens, and other officers were re-elected, viz. :—Ruling Councillor, Alderman the Hon H. Lloyd Mostyn Dame President, the Lady Augusta Mostyn Hon. Sec., Mrs Fincham Hon. Treasurer, Councillor A. W. Jones Hon. Auditor, Mr Owen Rowland. Mr Fincham announced that lie had recommen- ded the Hon. H. Mostyn for the Grand Star, and this announcement gave universal approbation. The Hon. Secretary (Mrs Fincham) presented her report, which was as follows :—" It is a great pleasure to me to announce that the Gloddaeth Habitation is in a flourishing and growing condi- tion. I will briefly give an account of what has been done during the past year. Fifty-seven Associates, three Knights, and one Dame, have been enrolled, making our membership between 700 and 800. The Hon. Treasurer will present the accounts duly audited, and you will see that they are in a most satisfactory state. Seven Executive Coun- cils and two sub-Committees have been held during the year, and all were particularly well- attended. Owing to the General Election, not so many Executive Councils were held as usual this year, but the Wardens were busy canvassing and otherwise doing their utmost for the Conservative candidate. It is a matter of great regret that the result of the General Election in the Carnarvon Boroughs and the Arvon Division resulted in the return of the Radical candidates, but this should not dishearten the members of the Gloddaeth Habitation, but rather prove an incentive to further work and energy in altering this state of affairs at the next election. On September 14th, a grand fete was held at Gloddaeth, by kind permission of Lady Augusta Mostyn, at which about 800 were present. The Gloddaeth Silver Band played during the afternoon. The Sports were a great attraction, and were admirably managed by our Hon. Treasurer, Mr A. W. Jones. There was also a football match during the after- noon between Penrhynside and Tywyn P. L. Members. Speeches were delivered by Lord Mostyn, Hon H. Lloyd Mostyn(Ruling Councillor), Mr Fincham, Mr Kneeshaw, and Mr Barron, and were listened-to with great attention. Lady Augusta Mostyn presented the prizes to the winners of the sports and the singing of the National Anthem brought a most enjoyable day to a close. A concert was held at Conway on April 8th in connexion with the Gloddaeth Hab- itation Choral Society, Dr. Roland Rogers conducting, and it proved a great success. The Hon. H. Mostyn presided, and there was a large attendance. Selections from the "Messiah" formed the first part of the programme, and a miscellaneous selection the second part. Dr. Rogers had given the Choir 15 practices, and the difficult parts of the "Messiah" were gone through most satisfactorily. I regret that illness has prevented me from getting up more meetings during last winter, and I suggest that Working Committees of four persons in each Ward should be appointed to get up entertainments and meet- ings in their Wards—subject, of course, to the approval of the Executive Council, so that the» Hon. Secretary be relieved of a great deal of anxiety in working so many different Wards properly. There are six Wards Conway, Pen- maenmawr, Llanrhos, Penrhynside, Tywyn and Deganwy, and Glanconway. I have the greatest pleasure in thanking our Dame President, Lady Augusta Mostyn, for her kindness in attending the meeting and helping us in every way. It is such a great encouragement to have her kind advice and presence at our meetings. Great thanks are also due to our Ruling Councillor, the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn, for the interest he takes in the progress of the Habitation. I must also say how greatly the Wardeus and Executive Council have helped in making the organisation of the Primrose League a living thing in our midst, as by their untiring energy and devotion the good work is continually kept alive." After the meeting, a very enjoyable concert was held in the School, Llanrhos, Alderman the Hon. H. Lloyd Mostyn presiding. It is rare indeed to find so much musical talent at a village concert, and great thanks are due to the performers and to Mr Vincent Walker, who so kindly gave two of his enjoyable musical and comical sketches. Mr Williams (Llanrhos) sang Land of my Fathers in Welsh, and the whole audience at Mr Fincham's request rose and joined in the chorus. Miss Helen Tritton sang admirably, and was deservedly encored. The Deganwy Glee Party, under the tuition of Messrs Warner and Evans, sang some glees in a very able manner, the duett of Messrs Warner and Davies being very good. Mr Davies gave" Noble Boy of Truth" with great feeling and power. Miss Compton delighted everyone with her artistic performance on the violin, which was a great treat. "Three Fishers" (by kind permission of Dr. Rogers) was rendered in a first-rate manner by Mrs Float, Miss Edith Lees, and Messrs Webb and Petch. Such a musical treat as this has rarely been heard in this neighbourhood, and, of course, an encore was insisted upon. Mr Petch, of Conway, gave one of his capital comic songs, which was greatly appreciated. The singing of God Save the Queen brought a really good concert to a close. During the interval Mr Fincham congratulated the members on the flourishing condition of the Gloddaeth Habitation, and, after speaking on the increased number and organisation of the Primrose League, called for three cheers for the Lady Augusta Mostyn, Alderman Mostyn, and the officers of the Gloddaeth Habitation, which was responded-to with enthusiasm.
Conway and Llandudno Petty Sessions. CONWAY, MONDAY, MAY 4TH.-Before Albert Wood, Esq. Major Ephraim Wood and Owen Rowland, Esq. LICENSING. Transfers.-St. George's Hotel, Llandudno, to Mr T. P. Davies Baths Hotel, Llandudno, to Alice Butler and Alice Jane Baldwyn and Tour- ists' Hotel, Llandudno, to Frederick Hart. Temporary Transfer.- Castle View Hotel, Tywyn, from Mrs Pilling to Miss Pritchard. DRUNK IN CHARGE OF A HORSE. Elias Davies, Farmyard. Conway, on being charged with drunkenness in charge of a horse and cart, said that he was guilty, but he had done nothing wrotig.-P.C. E. W. Parry (20) and P.C. Williams (30) proved the case.- The Bench inflicted a fine of 20S and costs.
A TRAVELLING HAWKER IN TROUBLE. John James, a travelling hawker, was lined IOS and costs for obstructing the highway by leaving his horse and caravan unattended three hours in Rose Hill Street, Conway, and was also fined ios and costs and 15s damages for doing damage to the fields of Mr W. F. Jones (Bodidda), by the turning thereinto of five horses and a pony.
A COUNTY COURT OFFICIAL ASSAULTED. James DavidFrancklin, Llandudno, was charged with assaulting David Roberts, County Court bailiff, whilst in the execution of his duty.—Mr E. W. Johnson (Messrs Chamberlain and Johnson) prosecuted. David Roberts said that he attempt- ed to serve the defendant with a summons at his office, where he was denied to him. On seeing him come out from the office, the witness followed him and served him at his house. Subsequently, at the railway-station, the defendant raised his fist to the witness, and used abusive language. The witness would have been struck had he not drawn back.—Arthur Wright corroborated.—The defendant said that at the station he had com- plained to the bailiff of the way in which he had served the summons, but he (the defendant) had not raised his fist. The Bench inflicted a fine of 2s 6d and costs. A GYFFIN ASSAULT CASE. Mary Ellen Jones v. Hannah Jones.—This was a charge of assault, by a married woman living at Gyffin, against her married sister-in-law.—Mr E. W. Johnson appeared for the complainant, and Mr J. T. Williams (Conway) for the defendant.— The complainant gave evidence as to having used provocative language, and as to having been then followed into her house and assaulted by the defendant.—She and the defendant had married two brothers. Under cross-examination, the witness said that, when the defendant was follow- ing her, she (the witness) snatched up earth and pebbles, and threw the n at the defendant. That was before the defendant assaulted her, by pulling her hair and her dress.-Antiie Williams corro- borated.—-For the defence, the first witness was William John Jones, who said that the complainant tried to strike the defendant with a bone which a dog had been gnawing. The defendant then followed the complainant into her house, and then the parties pulled each other's hair until separated. —Jane Pemberton gave corroborative evidence.— The Bench dismissed the case, and bound over the defendant, in the sum of L5, to keep the peace for six months.
Conway Board of Guardians. At the Conway Board of Guardians' annual meeting, on Friday, May 1st, the Clerk (Mr T. E. Parry) presided. There were present the retiring Chairman (Rev. W. Venables-Williams), County- Councillors John Roberts and Hugh Owen, Alderman Hugh Hughes, the Rev. David Davies, and Messrs John Porter, Hugh Caraher, Daniel Phillips, Owen Williams, Robert Ellis, Richard Jones, G. O. Jones, David Jones, Thomas Roberts, Edward Williams, and Henry Williams, and the Local Government Board Inspector (Mr Bircham).
ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND VICE-CHAIRMAN. It was proposed that the retiring Vice-Chairman (Mr John Davies) be elected Chairman, but it was stated that he would refuse to act as Chairman. A proposition was then put forward for the election of County-Councillor John Roberts, but ultimately the retiring Chairman (Rev. W. Ven- ables-Williams) was re-elected, on the motion of Mr John Porter, seconded by Mr Hugh Caraher. The Rev. Venables-Williams then took the chair, and, in returning thanks for his re-election, he expressed regret that the Vice-Chairman (Mr John Davies) had met with a serious accident, breaking his arm, and moved a vote of sympathy. Councillor Hugh Owen seconded, and it was carried. Mr John Davies was re-elected Vice-Chairman.
THE SO-CALLED WORKHOUSE TAINT." Mr Bircham (L.G.B. Inspector) congratulated the Board upon their wisdom in re-electing- their Chairman. He (Mr Bircham) did not often pay Conway Workhouse an official visit, and that was perhaps the highest compliment he could pay to the Board, because, if things had been going on badly, he would be there pretty often. With regard to indoor relief its administration there gave him as great pleasure as at any Union in Wales. There had been several improvements since his last official visit, foremost among which were the provision of a trained nurse and the abolition of double beds. As to outdoor relief, ten years ago, it was ^84 now, it was ^64. This made a considerable difference in a year. They heard a great deal of talk by some people about the 6, Workhouse taint." That "taint" could not be said to exist at Conway. It was more dictated by sentiment than by commonsense. If the taint meant giving people out-relief to tempt them to be idle, then to that extent it ought to exist. In conclusion, the Inspector thought that there might be more provision made for the accommodation of tramps in the vagrant-wards it was rather an encouragement of tramps to lodge them (at 4d per night) in the common-lodging- houses when the Workhouse accommodation was fully occupied. The Chairman expressed the Board's thanks to Mr Bircham for the very flattering and gratifying remarks he had made about the Board. With regard to the tramp question he would ask the officials how much the Guardians spent per annum in lodging tramps (at 4d per night) for whom there was not sufficient accommodation in the Work- house. The Clerk replied that it would be about Lt8 or £ 20 per annum. Alderman Hugh Hughes wished to have the Inspector's opinion whether they could have the new tramp wards erected elsewhere than at Conway. Llandudno wanted public offices there, and he suggested that the tramp wards should be located at Llandudno. [Laughter]. After some further discussion, the Chairman said that the matter should be referred to the House Committee. Alderman Hugh Hughes wished to know whether the Chairman wanted to gag him. The Chairman replied in the negative. Mr Bircham said that there ought to be at least ten miles between tramp-wards, and he was sure that the Local Government Board would not sanction a second ward in the same Union. The question of additional tramp-wards was referred to the House Committee, Councillor John Roberts remarking that Alderman Hughes, in mentioning Llandudno, must have intended it as a joke. Alderman Hughes disclaimed the intention.
OUT-RELIEF. With reference to out-relief, Councillor John Roberts said that but for the drink there would be no Workhouses. In nine cases out of ten, the money went to the plibilc-liouses. The Chairman said that some four years ago he proposed that they issue notices throughout the Union that no person who had been guilty of habitual drunkenness within a certain period, should have outdoor-relief. Unfortunately, he was opposed from a source he least expected,—a gentleman who had been a teetotaller for ever. [Laughter]. Councillor John Roberts gave notice to move, at the next meeting, a resolution to the effect indicated by the Chairman. GIFTS FOR THE INMATES. The Board passed a hearty vote of thanks to the following ladies and gentlemen, for sending various gifts for the Workhouse inmates :—Mr Brittain, Glanconway Mr J. Allanson Picton, Penmaenmawr Mrs Hadley, Gorphwysfa, Con- way Mrs Wood, Bodlondeb, Conway Mr Caraher, Llandudno and Mr Robinson, Hather- low, Conway.
Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council. THE COLWYN BAY PROMENADE IMPROVEMExNTS. SPECIAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Colwyn Bay and Colwyn Urban District Council was held, on Tuesday, May 5th, for the purpose of taking into consideration tile following motion, which had been placed on the Agenda in the name of Coun- cillor Win. Davies :—" That the Council appoint itself into a Committee (with power to add to its number) to meet at the earliest convenience to consider and prepare a Programme for Whit- Monday, for laying the Promenade foundation- stone, which will be worthy of the cause and a credit to Colwyn Bay." There were present the Chairman (Rev Thos Parry, J.P., A.C.C.), the Vice-Chairman (Mr John Roberts, C.C.), the Rev J. G. Haworth, and Messrs Hugh Hughes, William Davies, John Bind, George Bevan, Owen Williams, and Robert Evans, and the Clerk (Mr James Porter), and the Surveyor (Mr W. Jones, A.M.I.C.E.). Mr William Davies, in moving his resolution, said that it was well-known to the Council that at the last meeting it was considered of importance that they should appoint a day for the laying of the foundation-stone of the new Promenade. Such a ceremony would serve as an advertisement and would show the public that they in Colwyn Bay were alive to their interests. It was not in- tended to spend any of the ratepayers' money in connexion with such an event, which would have to be carried-out by voluntary contributions. Whit-Monday would be the best possible day the Council could fix for the holding of the ceremony, inasmuch as it was a general holiday, and the Oddfellows Society would be parading the town. In reply to the Chairman, Mr William Davies said that it had been decided, at the last meeting, to hold such a ceremony as he proposed, on Whit-Monday. Mr Owen Williams seconded. Mr Blud, whilst realising the importance of the proposal, thought that, if the event was fixed to take place on Whit-Monday, the time at their dis- posal would be too short to enable them to make adequate and satisfactory arrangements. The Council must bear in mind that the tradespeople of the town, would be extremely busy until Whit- suntide, and, without their assistance, it would be quite impossible to carry the event through to a successful issue. It was of the utmost importance that outside assistance should be given, otherwise the movement would prove a complete failure. Furthermore, the Council should consider the advisability of having some other attraction in connexion with the event. They could have a proper Gala-day, with boat-races, etc. Under the circumstances which he had mentioned, he considered that it would be far more advisable to postpone the ceremony of laying the foundation- stone, until some time in July. The work had not yet been commenced, and he would very much like to see a portion of the wall erected before the stone was laid. Mr Will am Davies thought that Mr Blud was out of order, inasmuch as he should have brought forward his suggestion at the last meeting. Mr Blud replied that he did not wish to move an amendment. He only wanted the movement to be carried out to a successful issue. In reply to Mr Hugh Hughes, the Surveyor said that the erection of the wall had been commenced that morning. A portion would no doubt be ready by Whit-Monday. Mr William Davies said that the Council did not seem to understand that it was a foundation- stone that he proposed should be laid, and not a memorial-stone. Mr John Roberts was in favour of an adjourn- ment, remarking that the matter could not be satisfactorily discussed that day as there were only two-thirds of the members present. The Rev J. G. Haworth agreed with the remarks of Mr Blud, and thought that the con- sideration of the matter should be deferred. Mr W. Davies eventually withdrew his motion, when it was resolved, on the motion of the Chair- man, seconded by Mr Hugh Hughes, that a public meeting of the ratepayers be convened for Friday, May 15th, to take the matter into con- sideration. It was also decided to hold a special meeting of the Council previous to the public meeting, to draw out suggestions to be after- wards submitted for approval. THE COWLYD WATER-SUPPLY. Considerable discussion ensued as to the posi- tion of affairs between the Council and the Cowlyd Water Board, the Surveyor remarking that for some reason the Cowlyd Water was turned off that day. The Chairman alluded to the irregular pressure of water at Conway Bridge. It ought to be 250, and was often 150. The Vice-Chairman moved that the Council urge upon the Cowlyd Board the importance of bringing a larger main to the Colwyn Bay boundary as early as possible. Mr Blud seconded, but added the words and that owing to the irregular supply the Council will have to take steps to inquire into the reason." This was carried. Mr \V. Davies moved, MrO. Williams seconded, and it was carried, that the Council intimate to the Conway Rural District Council that the supply to Llysfaen from the Colwyn Bay mains must be discontinued after the termination of the existing agreement. LICENSING QUESTIONS. The dates for granting licenses to cabmen, boatmen, &c., having been fixed, Mr W. Davies thought that certain questions should be put to all the applicants. Mr Bevan doubted the right of the Council to question the men about their morals, &c. He questioned whether the Council could refuse the licenses if the men had not been summoned. Mr Blud thought that some admonition should be given about furious driving. The Chairman I think we have a right to give good advice, but had better not pass any resolu- tion. THE RESERVOIR QUESTION. The Chairman was glad to say that the Colwyn Bay Estate Company had agreed to grant land for a reservoir, without any condition as to the purchase by the Council of the Pwllycrochan Woods. THE STANDING ORDERS.-A "BREEZE." There was a breeze over the revision of the Standing Orders. Mr W. Davies urged that the Order ruling that "every member except the one addressing the chair shall be seated at the table should be strictly enforced. This would prevent some of them from going to the fire and the reporters' table. [Laughter.]. Mr Robert Evans concurred, and deprecated members being allowed to go out and confer with the Deputy Clerk (Mr Amphlett). The Clerk protested against these insinuations about the officials. He appealed for the protec- tion of the chair. Members should not say in that room under the protection of the chair what they would not say outside. The draft of the Order, was eventually ap- proved. The Surveyor was complimented, by the Chair- man and others, on the able report he had presented of the work done in the District for the period ending March 31st last.
C,or,ceoponbenct. In no case are we responsible for the opinions expressed in this column.] To the Editor of "The Weekly News." THOUGHTS IN SEASON. SIR,-In opposition to the utterances of Mr F. Nunn, as recorded in the last issue of The Weekly Ne7iJs, it may be interesting to quote the following thoughts from an article, by the Rev. Meredith Hughes, on "St. Paul before the Chiliarch (Acts xxiii.-6-7) published in the current number of The Expository Times. After a com- plete analysis of St. Paul's action in availing himself of a difference amongst the Sanhedists in an effort to secure his personal liberty, the writer r, says, "How far can we follow St. Paul's example ? The Apostle's example has suffered untold per- versions, especially in dark and trying days of religious persecution. Cornelius a. Lapide makes it the basis of an astounding maxirn-' vellum haereticorum pax est ecclesiae ',—and he instances its application in this sense, by a reference to the L practices of the '7vise' Cardinal Hosius, who so bitterly persecuted the Protestants of Holland in the xvi. century. St. Paul had no sympathy with the principle of Divide, and rule.' Such perversions, however, should not blind us to the value of a wise and discriminating use of what may be termed true and practical cclectism. The right following of St. Paul's example is a duty binding upon us in the interest of the larger truth, and it is also profitable in that it aims not at division but true unity. Points of agreement amongst us should furnish so many bases of unity, but always in view of a recognition of the more comprehensive truth held in part by all. St. Paul wished to lead the Pharisees to a deeper and more vital apprehension of that truth which formed the salient feature of their faith. Thus, in availing ourselves of the differences existing between others, in order to ensure our own safety, we must fully recognise the further reaches of truth, the unreserved apprehension of which alone make possible intelligent and permanent unity. In these days of differences and dissensions we are apt to miss the very point which gives exemplary value to the method adopted by St. Paul. He clearly regarded his personal safety as being closely bound up with the fearless declaration of a great truth, none the less a fact because ignored and discredited by a section of the Jewish National Council." And again, further on in the same article, The promotion of unity and peace in the Church of Christ is best realised by a manly and Christian recognition of truth wherever found and its gradual development, in the due proportion of faith, to the full and sufficient revelation in the Divine Person of the incarnate Son of God. Thus St. Paul's object was unity, not schism, but it is only in the universal apprehension of Truth that unity is poss ble-becaitse truth is one-like God." We commend the whole article to Mr Nunn's notice. We humbly think that it is possible to state the argument for the Free Churches in a more concise and logical form than it is found in Mr Nunn's presidential address, and certainly a little more of the spirit of Charity which thinketh no evil would not do any harm. It is a curious coincidence that Mr Hughes's article should have appeared so soon after the delivery of Mr Nunn's address at any rate, in the article we have an antidote to the views of the address. -Yo ki ]-,i, etc., May 5th, 1896. PHILOS. [Our readers should be careful to fully compre- hend the circumstance that the Rev Meredith Hughes's article was not written in reply to Mr Nunn's speech Mr Hughes is evidently treating of a Scriptural subject in a magazine article, and the almost simultaneous appearance is merel; fortuitous coincidence.—ED. W.N.] y.