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An earthquake with iits mystery Will cause the stoutest heart to pause; The bravest men in history Have trembled at. old Nature's laws. The man who then invokes the saints Would rather sickness long endure- He knows the thing for chest complaints I Is Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. CtHURtC'B: AND cnAPEtL STATISIias IN WALES.. The Church of England Orncial Year- book of 1909, published tins week, gives the number of Easter communicants and members of Sunday schools in the four Welsh dioceses for the year 1907. In 1905, according to the lists of communi- cants, wiith names and addresses, sent up from oa.chj parish in the Welsh dtLoceses to the Welsh Church Commission, the total number of actual communcants in the four Wetlsb dioceses was 195,004. It is easy, therefore, to calculate for 1906 and 1907 the total number of Church com- municants from the Year-book number of Easter communicants. The figures stand as fol'lb'ws Sunday Total school mem- Easter r umber of bers, includ- couamunicants. communicants. ing techers. 1905 .?134,414. 195,004.?. 183,006 1906 155,964. -197,252 192,004 1907 138,782. ';<-201,340. 195,634 *OompUit<ed. The figures given in the Nonconformist Denominational Year-books of 1909, as in the Church Year-book of 1909, are figures far the year 1907. The Church and Non- conformist figures for 1908 will appear in the Year-bocks that will be published in 1910. It is estimated by a Nonconformist that, on account of the Revival, there was a special increase of 80,000 members in the four larger Nonconformist de- nominations in Wales but, on the other hand, owing to the reaction after the Re- vival, there was a decrease of about 20,000 in the membership of these four denominations in 1906 and 1907. There was in 1905 a, similarly abnormal increase in Nonconformist Sunday schools on account of the Revival, and, as in the case of members, a similar decrease in Sunday schools in 1906 and 1907. There was not in the case of the Church any large in- crease of communicants in 1905, while in- stead of a loss there has been an apprecia- ble increase both in communicants and Sunday schools during 1906 and 1907. The Nonconformist Year Book figures for WaJes given to the Welsh. Church Commission show that even at the height of the Revival in 1905 the Church was ahead of any single Nonconformist de- nomination in the number of communi- cants. The Egures atre as follows:- Church communicants (in Wales), 193,081; Calvinistic Methodist, 170,617; Ciongrega.tionalist, 175,313; Baptist, 145,584; Wesleyan, 40,811. It is clear that on account, of the decrease in Non- conformist members in 1906 and 1907, on the one hand, and the continued progress of the Church .during these! years on the other 'hand, the Church in Wales is further ahead of any singles Noncon- formist denomina(t,ion now than it was at the height of the Revival in 1905. In the preface ot the Church Official Year Book it is explained that it is a mis- take) to draw any comparison between the Year Book before 1905 and those after that year, as there was a change made in 1905 in the way in which these two sets of Year Book figures were compiled. The confirmation statistics given in the Year Books likewise show the continued progress of the Church in Wales. The figures of the four Welsh dioceses are as follows Period. Persons confirmed 1878-1887 72,081 1888-1897 101,605 1898-1907 133,120 The number of those ,confirmed during the ten years 1898-1907 in the Church in Wales is more .by 84.6 per cent than the number of those confirmed during the ten years 1878-1887.

. WELSH OR. LATIN.

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