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D. D. Williams, Merthyr, was elected to represent the quarterly meeting on the Board of the y I London Missionary Society. The following were appointed to represent the quarterly meeting on the Welsh Congregatianal Union Committee :Rev. J. Thomas, Soar, Merthyr4 the hymnal committee; Rev. W. Evans, Salemi Merthyr, the literature committee; Rev. J. W, Price, Troedyrhiw, the temperance committee I Mr. D. D. Williams, Merthyr, the Gronfa. On the motion of Councillor John Davies (Dowlais) it was resolved to support the Minority Report of the Poor Law Commission. A letter front the Rev. T. Powell, Cwmdare, in reference to scholarships for the Summer School, on terrk, perance teaching, was ordered to be laid on the table. The Committee on the diaconate and the support of the ministry Nv, "oferred back to the committee to report on further The Treasurer's report was satisfactory, buta unfortunately, the statistical returns were th< reverse. The figures submitted by the Rev. W. B. Mathews, Penydarren, were as follows« Nc. of churches, 57; schoolrooms not attached to chapels, 21; manses, 6; graveyards, 161 number of members, 13,683, a decrease of 448 f deacons, 503, decrease 19 scholars in Sundaj Schools, 12,677, decraese 744; teachers, 132(\ decrease 65; number of adult temperance societies 8, a decrease of 3; juvenile temperance societies and bands of hope, 40, a decrease of 5t The total receipts during the year amounted 1;4 £ 18,447 15s. lid., while £3,535 13s. Ilid. ot the debts on the chapels, etc., had been paid offl There was an increase in the value of the Church property of £7,071 18s. 5d. One new, chapel had been built during the year, three schoolrooms had been erected, one vestry and one manse. The committee which has charge of tha mattef of the late Alderman Williams's will reported that although the case in the Court of Chancery had now been decided in favour of their con- tention, they had not yet realised any of the money. The question was left in the hands of the committee to deal with. Rev. E. Wem Williams, Nebo, Hirwain, waC elected chairman for the forthcoming year, and the Rev. J. Sulgwyn Davies, Siloh, Aberd was appointed to assist him with the secretarial s duties. This close the morning conference, aftes which the ministers and delegates were enter- tained to luncheon by the Church at Rhigos. 4 Rev. J. R. Salmon, Pontlottyn, introduced the afternoon meeting, and an able address on Thomas Llewelyn, of Glyneithinog," was delivered by Mr. James Evans, of YnysybwU Mr. Evans-said that Glyneithinog was situate about two miles from that spot, near Cwm. gwrach. The old house was now a barn, a new house havnig been erected some 63 years agoa In Glyneithinog, too, Rossefc Beynon (Asaph Glan Taf) was born. The paper gave the facta of the history of Thomas Llewelyn, as they are chronicled by Malkin, in his Tours in Wales," and in Hanes Morganwg," by Dafydd Morganwg. He, however, said that the sugges- tion made that Thomas Llewelyn was at one time Rector of Vaynor was not correct, as it was almost certain that he was never ordainedj Although he was licensed to preach by Arch- bishop Grindal, of Canterbury, the ordained ministers of the Established Church objected to his being so licensed, which, of course, they would not have done were he an ordained clergyman. He referred to his presence at the Eisteddfod at Llandaff, in the sixteenth centuryi and quoted some of his englynion. He alao dealt with the question of his translation of thfl Bible into Welsh. i A sermon by the Rev. Sam Williams, Pen* rhiwceiber, on True ideals of God and theit practical effect upon life," followed, and on the motion of Rev. J. Grawys Jones, Ebenezer. Trecynon, a vote of thanks to Mr Evans fof his paper and to Mr. Williams for his sermon was proposed. This was seconded by RevJ H. P. Jenkins, Saron, Aberaman. On the motion of Mr. Ishmael Harries, Mountain Ashj a vote of thanks was accorded to the ehairmaju In the evening Rev. E. Aman Jones, BJL4 Merthyr Vale, and the Rev. W, Evans, Salesty Merthyr, preached.