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THE WELSH NATIONAL SOCIETY. BRILLIANT SPEECHES OF ARCHDEACON HOWELL, MR. WILLIAM JONES, M. P., &c. In the large ball room of the Adelphi Hotel, Lime street, there was an unusually large attendance ot the Welsh elite of Liverpool and North Wales at the 13th annual dinner of the above society last Monday evening. The Liverpool Stipendiary Magistrate '(Mr. W. J. Stewart) sent a message of regret for absence, and patriotic greetings were cabled from the Welshmen of Coolgardie and Las Palmas, and telegrams were also received from the thriving and well known towns of Carnarvon and Fes- tiniog. This year I congratulate the society upon having secured the presence of one of the leading merchants of Liverpool in the chair, none other than the patriotic Welshman, A. L. Jones, Esq., The Oaklands, Aigburth, who was accompanied by his sister, Mrs. John Pinnock and Miss Pinnock (her daughter). I do not think it is generally known that this well known city merchant (of Elder, Dempster and Co.), has a Welsh residence at Llanddulas, known as Pendyffryn. THE GUESTS. The well known guests of the evening includ- ed the Rev. James Davies, M. A. (St David), Rev. W. O. Jones (Chatham street), Rev. D- Adams, (Grove street), Dr. and Mrs. Richard Williams, (Rodney street), Dr. H. R. Jones, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Jones. Dr. and Mrs. Hum- phreys, Dr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. William Evans, J. P., and Miss Evans, Mr. Thomas Williams (High Sheriff of Denbighshire), Mr. William Thomas (High Sheritl of Anglesea), Mr. Edward Lloyd. J. P. (Falkner Square), Messrs William and James Venmore (Anfield), Mr. G. Caradoc Rees (Birkenhead), and Miss Rees, Mr. Thomas Gee and Mrs. Gee of Greenhill, near Liverpool, &c., &c. REV. E. T. DAVIES, PWLLHELI. This well known clergyman, known as Dyfrig, gave The immortal memory of St. David,' and referred to the patron saint as a pattern for all Welshmen in piety and patrio- tism. St. David was a Welsh saint, having lived al! his life in Wales, and fought hard for the unity and faith of the ancient British Church At last his remains were interred in St. Davids' Monastery, and his memory will ever remain fresh and immortal. il. THE REV. JOHN WILLIAMS, PRINCES ROAD. Mr. Williams, having invited the company to drink to Wales,' commended, in an excellent Welsh speech, the law abiding character of the people of Wales. He would like to see wealthy Welshmen extending their patronage to Welsh literature, as was done in ages past, and not merely consenting to preside at an Eisteddvod, and deliver highflown addresses! He would also like to see more charitable institu- tions established in Wales, and was of opinion that the Welsh National Society should do something in that direction. He strongly sug-, gested the establishment of a 'Welsh Home, in Liverpool for the benefit of the destitute among the Welsh people of the city, especially for the protection of the 4,000 Welsh servant girls in Liverpool. ARCHDEACON HOWELL (LLAWDDEN). The Venerable Archdeacon Howell, of Gres- ford, responded to the above toast, and said that, according to some people, the lads and lassies of Wales would very shortly be able to do their courting in Greek and Latin. In some quarters there was a tendency co regard educa- tion as unfitting its possessor to the humbler avocations of life. It would be a disastrous day for Wales if the notion got abroad that education made manual or industrial occupa- tions less respectable than the shop or the office. Let net the Welsh abate their fervid patriotism, or hold less tenaciously to the rights and traditions, and the unconquerable language of their Fatherland. In replying to Proff -sor Maliaffy's recent utterances, he con- tended that the civilisation of Welsh Wales would bear comparison with Anglicised Ireland or the Anglicised parts of Wales and that the Welsh people of Liverpool and Manchester would compare well with other Nationalities in morality, religion, public spirit, and Chris- tian citizenship. Wales had a lesson to teacb to the world, and that was to exhibit a com- bination of Nationality and religion, of piety and patriotism, in a form and to a degree not to be found elsewhere. He felt proud to be of the same flesh and blood as the law abiding* self respecting, and much enduring Penrhyn quarrymen. MR. WILLIAM JONES, M P. The Welsh member for Carnarvonshire (Mr- W. Jones, M. P.), also responded, and dealt at length with the services of Welsh literature tO Europe in the middle ages. The Welsh were to day, as in the past, abreast with the culture of Europe; and they were not going to cry e. Wales for the Wo but were going to send their sons and daughters to Oxford, Cambridge and Germany, so that the higher culture of Europe might fertilise the genius of Wales- The great fault of the Welsh literature of to, day was, that it was not altogether straight forward and in memoir,'poetry, and criticisi^ they should aim at sounding a note of honesty and humanity. The only technical school 1 Wales was that of Bethesda, and he appeal to Liverpool Welshmen, who were 'framed iji the prodigality of nature,' to add to the pittance of Parliamentary grant and the penny rate. d Mr. G. Caradoc Rees (Birkenhead) propose the toast of the 'Liverpool Welsh Society,' Dr. Hugh R. Jones (Grove streew> gave The ladies,' and the health of Mr. A. Jones (the chairman) was heartily drunk 0 the proposition of Mr. Robert Roberts There was music provided at intervals bY the Enterpean Ladies Orchestra, directed bY the Misses Scott; and Mr. J. Halton Morrl. the popular Welsh tenor of Edge Hill, sang Welsh.