Interesting Discussions and Statistics. [BY OUR REPORTER.] The quarterly meetings of the North Wales C.M. Association were held at Llandudno this k, and were largely attended throughout. The proceedings opened on Monday, and were continued daily until Thursda". Ten years have elapsed aince the Assooiatioa- previously held its meetings at Liandudno. However, the suocess which attended the pro- pent ooniforeaice may be an inducement to the denomination to visit Llandudno more fre- quently. The advantages of good raihvay faci- lities, the imposin.g and commodious mew ciliapel reoently erected by the denomination in the town, as well as the abundant acoommoclation provided for the delegates and others, added much to the success of the present gathering at Llandudno- The President of the Association this ycair its the Rev. John Williams, Brynsienoyn; Mr Peter Roberts, J P-, St. Aeapih, is the treasurer, and! the Rev. John Owen Thomas M.A., the secretary. Mr John Owens, Chester, 13 the se- cretary of the deacons' assembly. The following is a List of previous presidents of the Aspociation.:—Revs- Hugh Jones, D-D., Jaom Donne, Daniel Rowlands, JI-A-, Thomas Owen, T. J. Wheldon, B.A. Evan Jones, Francis Jones,, Griffith Ellis, M.A.. Evan Ro- berta, Owen Owens, Hug'h Williams, M-A-, D-D-, William Jones, J. Tritohard, amd J. J. Roberts.
THE DELEG ^3. The following were the delegates _a -ointod to attend the Conifereiwje on behalf of tihe var- ious Monthly Meetings and Presbyteries — Anglesey r Revs- Jruo. Williams, Holyhead; R. Tn-oimas, Li:ajmrchyniedd .^essra W. Hugncs Jones, J.P., Cooniaoi; and R L, E-dwaxds. J.P., Bryuyrefail- Lleyin aiicil Eifian: Reva. J. Benmett Williams, p. A., Tremadoo; John Owen, OrioaLetih; Messrs Abel Williams, Aber&xh and R- B. Williams, Pen-tneuohaf. Arvon: Revs. W. \Vymn DavLee, Bangor; W. G. Huighea, Rhiwlas; J. Rowlands, Cyseg-r; Messrs Da.vid Janea, Engedi; J. Evans Jones, Park Hill; and R. R- Wicliamp, Brynaerau- Vale of Conway: Renns. H. n. Roberts, B.A., Capel Ourig; W. Jonas, Conway; Mosan3 J. Lloyd Jones, Dolwydateleu; and u. Roberts, Dol- Vale of Clwyd: Revs. Owen Foulkes, Bet- tws; J. D. Jones, Gellifar; Messrs T. O. Jones, Llanelidan; and J. Davias, Hiraethog. Flintshire: Revs, R Morris, MA., Brough- ton; H. Roberts, HoLywei'L; Messrs J. P. Jorios, J.P., Holywell; and E- W. Thomas, Bryneg- lwys. Ea.t Merionethshire: Revs. J. Ellis Janes, Glynoeiriog; R. Davies, Arenig; Messrs H. Huighea, 'Eregeiriog; and J. Owen, Cerrigy- druiidiion- West Merioneth: Rev3- Morgan W- Griffith, B-A., Barmouth; R. H. Watkine, Brynorug; Messrs W. Jones Hughes, Aberdovey; and J. R. Jones, Dyffxyn- Upper Montgomeryshire Revs- T- M. Pierce, Llanidloes; D. Davies, Bar on; Messrs D.Jones, l-P., Neuadd; and E. Jonoee" Blaenplwyf. Lower Montgomery: Revs. Û. Jones, Saron; P Owens, B.A., Cairooddl; Masers R. Jones, Meifod; T, Edwia,rd^, LlanÆyJfj, j Rev. Owen Matthews, Llanymyneoh; and Mr D- Jones, Guttlfjfleld- Lanoashire Presbytery: Rervs. D. W. Elias, Wrexham; C. Jones, Wrexham; Messrs G, CSrumajf, J.P., Rosaett; and J. Jones, Chester. Liverpool: Rer». 0. J. Owen, M.A-. Rook- iferry, 0. Jones, ^igan; Messrs J. Morris, J-P. and J, Evans, Edfge Lane- Manchester: Rev. J. S. Roberts, Bolton; and Mr W. Roberta, C'hootharn.
MONDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. METHODISM IN THE VALE OF CONWAY. INTERESTING STATISTICS- An interesting report on tihe work of Calvi- nsptio Methodism in the Vale of C'an-way was submitted to the Conference bv the Rev. Evan (Davissi, Treiriw. Raferrin(g to the recent religious revival, the report states that the meraberehip at various oh&peib had greatly increased, tihe majority be- ing young people- OrJya comparatively fow of the converts had' receded to their old habits. The effects of the revival ware still manifest in the attentive attitude of the congregations, and the fervent feeling prevailing in the prayer meetings and the ohuroh meetings generally. At nl'ee IIY. the close of the past year, the number of chapels -as 50, of wfhioh 26 are in the oounty of Den- bigh and 24 in Carnarvonshire. ( One new chapel had recently been added, thus bringing the total ohapeds and other preaching stations to 65. The number of communicants at the close of last year wap 5540, being aa increase dauing tho three years or 903, but a decrease on the pre- VIOlla year of 92. The number of oomanunicants Obdhorl,ute and' children was 10,404, and of this number 1383 were non-com-mimic Mi ts. The Sun- day school mejnbership numbered 7730, being all increase on the three years of 327. On the whole, the collections had improved Last year E3862 vvao collected towards the min- istry. being a.n increase on the tllres years of £ 225• The total amount colJeoted far all pur- poses during the year was C8386 16s 6d, being an increase on the previous year of 91205 17s. Seating accommodation at ail the chapels was provided' for 16,402 persons, so that there was foom for 500 more than at present attended theae places of worship- The value of the domo- miration property in 1905 was 2113,555. and the debtd ainotmted to E31,472, of which this Tear JB5299 had been paid off. In the district there werfe two churches with a membership of over 400, and four churches with lass than 30 members each; five with a membership of from 30 to 50; 15 with a mem- bership of from 50 to 100; seven with a mernber- ship of 100 to 150; nine with 150 to 200 mem- bare; two with 200 to 250 members, two with 250 to 300 members, and two with 300 to 400 members. In tho Vale of Conway the tfenotniination had 29 manwtere, of which only six were free from pastoral cfharge. Out of the 50 churches 18 were without pastors, and it is probable that most of them will have engaged pastors before the dloee of the pretserst year. Although total abstinence is not a om-ditiati of members-hip in the ohuroh-es, the new aspir- anrts for church membership are pressed to con- sider the advantages of becoming toW abstain- ers. and consequently it is but comparatively few who decline to take the pledge on becoming members- There are but few "dhurdh officers who are not total abstainers. The influx of vi si tore to the district dtbring summer months was referred to in the report, a^d' it was expressed that in spite of every part of the chuirc/h officers, the habits of 8Om of the visitors were emulated, as &.1JOw.n in the manner tl.o Sabbath was spent, and the apathy shown in the matter of attend- ing the services- PRELIMINARY MEETINGS. There were good attendances at the two pre- liminary committee meetings, held in the even- ing. Tha Temperance and Purity Committee met in tho schoolroom of Siloh Chapel, and the Dommittee in charge of the arrangements for the present conference met in the library of the lama ohapel, both committer after a prolonged aitting met again on Tuesday morning, at 9 o'olock, and at 11 o'clock a meeting of Finance Committee was held in Siloh Library. At noon a preliminary meeting df the Association was held in th", same place.
TUESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. Tho firs' meeting of the Association proper was hold in Silori Cliapei on Tuesday afternoon, over v.-hic'i the Rev. Jchn Williams presided, when there was a largo attendance of delegates. THE NEXT CONFERENCE. An in-itauon from the Pr&sb.vtety of Lanca- shire to the As.tociation to hold their next meet- ings ar Oakfieid-roAd Chapel, Liverpool, from March 24"1 to the 26th. Upon the proposition of tho Rev. Griffith r.liis, ?c'onded by the Rev. Daniel Rowlands, it rvas unanimously decided to accept the invita- tien. A VETERAN LLANDUDNO MINISTER, Rev. Griffith Elli; said that as thoy were hold- ing eir confcrer.ee at L'andudno. lie thought it Ci Suing orpor!unity to recognise the work of the liev, C. T. Astloy, the English Presbyterian minister of the town, who; owing to old aóc and ill-health, was not so active now as in the pact. Mr Asiley had carri.ed on the English cause at Llandudno over 30 years, and he proposed titat the meeting should pass a vote of sympathy with him in his infirmity, and express a wish for the veteran minister's speedy recovery. The proposition was carried unanimously. The Rev. C. T. Astloy, who was accorded a warm reception, said that he was very glad to be at a mooting of the Association once again. He thanked them for their kind expression of sym- pathy, and was pleased to say that he felt bettor now than ha had done for the past three years. He had not been moved by the new theology or any other thoology. He stood firm on the Rock of Ages. He was approaching his 83rd year, and the more he studied tho dreams of now men, the sounder he got in his faith (applause). A VOICE FROM AMERICA. A lotter was read from the Rev. H. Barrow Williams, who is on a preaching and lecturing tour in America. IIo regretted his absence as he had hoped to return in time to welcome the As- sociation to Llandudno, but was pressed to ox- tend his stay. The C.M. Association at Chicago had requested him to send their greetings to their brethren at Llandudno. VOTES OF SYMPATHY. Votes of sympathy in their iUness were passed with the Rev. Thomas Owen a former president of the Association, and the Rov. T. J. Wheldon, Bang-or. APPLICATION GRANTED. An" application from the Llayn and Eifion Monthly Meeting for permission to 3ell some pro- perty at Pencaenewyad, upon, the proposition of the Reiy. Evan Jones, was granted. NOTICE OF MOTION. The Rov.: Evan Jones (Carnarvon) said that there was a clause in tho deeds of all properties ld by the denomination, to the effect that such properties were not to bo connected to licensed houses, a.id he gave notioe that he would move at the next mooting to insert a farther clause prohibiting the erection of any building that would in any way interfera with religious ser- vices. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT. In thei election of president for next year, the final tie was between the Rev. John Hughes, Liverpool, and the Rev. William Thomas, Llan- rwstv In tho second voting the Rev. John Hughes, Liverpool, was elected. EXAMINERS APPOINTED. The P..w. J. Puleston Jones was appointed examiner for tho Connexionai examination of 1909-10, and the Rev. D. D. Williams, Man- chester, examiner of (andidate.3 for the ministry. NEW SECRETARY. The TXiv. Joh-i Owen, of Bowydd, Blaenau Festiniog, waa eloofccd secretary to the Associa- tion for the ensuing three yoars. THE CHAPEL LOAN FUND. Tho Loan Fund Committee roported that tho receipts during tho past year includedCol- lections, 2455 13s 8d; repayments, J62165 10s; and bank interest. C29 15s 3d; making a total of E2650 183 lid. After making various payments there was about JE2600 to layout this year, and it was agreed to offor the following sums to the various ohapels who had applied for loane:- Llaingoch, £ 100; Greigwen, £100; Beddgelert, £ 100; Hermon, £ 150; Pandy Tudur, £ 100; Prcstatyn (C.), £100; Cilcain, £100; P I igah, £ 100; Gwylfa, £ 300; Runcorn, jelOG; Wolver- hampton, £100; Cedron, £ 50; Glaiiadda, 2150; Cefn Meiriadog, £ 50; Gyffylliog. 9100; Hen- !lan, £ 50; Tabor, £ 50; Ffrith, £ 50; Cynwyd, £100; Aberllefeni, £ 50; Croesor, £ 50; Bont and Phenant-, £ 50; C'arneddau, £ 50; Caergwrle, £ 100; Walton Park. £ 150; Waterloo, £100; Eldon, £ 50; Stockport, 950; total, E2600. It was further decided that no loan be advanced rc until the secretary had been; assured in writing that one quartor of tho dabt of the chapel re- quiring the loan had been paid, and that such ohapsl had been insured to the amount of one- third its value. The following were appointed to represent their respective Monthly Meetings on the Loan Fund Committee: Mesars John Matthews, J.P., Amlwoh (Anglesey); O. Robyns Owen, Pwllheli (Lleyn and Eivion); William Hughes, Llanrwsfc (Vale ot Conway); David Davies. M.P., illas Dinam (Upper Montgomeryshire); William Evans, Newsham Drive (Liverpool). It ww .announced that several Monthing Meet- ings had not yet elected tiheir representatives, and tliey were requested to ^o so without delay. The following w«r to represent the Quarterly Awow>V* tie same com- mittee: Rev. Johr, (Rrynsiencyn), Rov. Evan Jones (Carnarvon), Messrs Peter Roberts, J.P. (St. Asaph), Jonathan Daviea j J.P. (Portmadoc), and John Owen (Chester). PROPOSED CHANGE OF DATE. In th absence of the Rev. Jonathan Jones, St. Asaph, vho had given notice of motion at a previous meeting, the Rev. William Jones, Con- way, proposed a resolution to the effect that the date of the examination be changed from Aug- ust to the last Tuesday in July. It was decided to refer the matter to the an- nual conference. NEW PROFESSORS FOR BALA COLLEGE. The Rev. John Owen (Mold) presented the report of the Selootion Committee on the ap- pointment of two new professors for the Bala College, which included the following resolu- ns:- "Tha.t this Selection Committee are of opinion that the qualifications of the Rev. J. Owen Tho- mas, M.A.. for the chail-tof New Testament Greek and Exegesis are so superior to those of Any otherf c"didate, whose name tihey have boon asked to consider, that they "unanimously recommend his appointment. The Selection Com- mittee, after carefully considering t.he qualifica- tions of all the other candidates, find themselves unable to submit a second name to the General Committee. The commibtee therefore desire bo recommend the name of the Rev. J. Owen Thomas, M.A., Menai Bridge, for the chair of Hellenistic 'Greek and New Testament Exegesis. The committer are of opinion that the resolu- tion passed regarding the gentleman rccom- mend-vl for the chair of Hellenistic Greek and New Tenement Exegesis applies also to the Rev. .Oavid Phillips, M.A., Cardiff, and they there- fore roco?r:mend his name to tho General Com- mittee for the cltair of Philosophy and History of Religion." Mr J. R Davle3, M.A., TVlonai DrtSgo, chair- man of the College Committee, also outlined the work of the Selection Committee, and the way in which they arrived, at their decisions in the ma t ter. Mr John Oweru (Chester) asked if the vote of congratulation to the staff of the college passed &* a prsvious meeting of the Association in- cluded tho two professors whom they were now dismissing. The M- dcrator: Yoit nitiai. be more rvareful with ychr lansfuag». We are not dismissing anyone, and .10 not want to be disrespectful to anybody. Mr kV 'i-iim Jonas: It amounts to that, Mr Chairman, because von say you have got. two o'hers to do thø work bet-lcr Mr John Owen: I should like an answer to my question Mr Chairman. Rev. Jchn Owen (Mold): Well, yes, it did, as far :J.. I know. Rev. John Rowlands (Cysegr) asked if the two professors whom thoy congratulated twelve months agi had gone down so much in their etti- mation? Rev. John Owen replied that the ciuestion ■was a. very difficult one to answer, but the fact wan tivat the Selection Committee considered the mattor from an academical aspect, a.nd not only ♦hat. but lh,v considered that there were traits in Mr Thomas's character which would prove a de- cided advantage to the Bala College. Rov Evan Jones (Carnarvon) proposed that Mr Thomas be abooinWl to the post., but at the Barno time sai 1 that, he thought fche Selection Committ.ee were going a bit. too fAr in saying 1 hat Mr Thomas was so much ahead, and that lie had rio competitor. Such a statement was a serious rolfec^on on the many ipriurht and intelli- gent ynunsr rfton of the denomination. THer Chairman: The committee do not sav O. r Rev. Evan Jotfts: They as much as said it I at any raie, J Mr Hughes Jones, Ceraaes, seconded, and it was carried unanimously. Rev. J. T. Job proposed the appoinfment of Mr Phillips to the post, which wa,3 seconded by the Rov. J. Rowlands, and declared carried una- nimously. The two new professors were then called into the room and heartily congratulated upon their appointment: by the Chairman. Messrs Thomas and Phillips briefly thanked the oonlercnce. Principal Ellis Edwards. M.A.. rema-rlred that he was Jirmly convinced that the appointments made wore the best possible for the"co'l:ge and tho denomination generally. PROFESSOR STEVENS. Rev. John Owen (Mold) referred to tho p- pointment of Professor Stevens, of Bala Col- lege, to 0 chair at Glasgow, and moved that tho (..()n Ncnc; J express their high appreciavion of picfessor Stevens' services at Bala, and heartily congratulate him on his new appointment. Mr J Owen Thomas seconded, and remarked that it was an honour to Bala. that one of her p-ofe^sors had gonj to Glasgow. The resolution was carried unanimously. Rev. Evan Jons proposed that Professor Stevens) b) elected a member of the committee of the College. Rev. iJaniel Rowlands (Bangor) seconded, and it was cairied. METHODISM IN FLINTSHIRE. PROPOSED DIVISION OF THE MONTHLY MEETING. The application for the division of the Month- ly Meeting district in Flintshire, which matter was adjourned from the summer conference, was further oonsidered. It. was suggested to divide tho oounty into two Monthly Meeting districts as fo.lows:— Flint:—To include Holywell, Bagillt. Mold, Llanirmon. Maesydrocll, and Tyddyn. Maelor* ValLe:—To include VVrexiiam, Llan- gollen, Liandegla., Pentrebwlch, and Llanarmon. A table was submittedj>r.owing the strength of the denomination in the county to bo as follows:— Maolor Flint Valo District. District. Chapels 47. 42 Full members 4031 4856 Children and candidates 1933 2910 Total membership 5964 7766 Sunday School members 5801 7696 Congregations 7718 9691 Ministers I 25. 20 Pastor9 21. 17 Preachers 13. 11 Students 5 ••• 4 Deacons 181. 177 Colections towards <n n ministry £ 2472 11 1 »2713 17 7 Per head of members 12 3 £ 11 Total oollectons J3619718 3 £ 719J> 19 3 To'al per hogd £ 110 9. £ 1 9 7 A4 several members wore opposed to the pro- po £ od division the matter was adjourned until Wednesday morning. THE NEW PROFESSORS. The new professor of Hellenistic Grc&,c and New Testiment Exegesis at Bala is a son ot t-ho late Rev. Josiah Thomas, and a nephew of the late Rev. Dr. Owen Thomas and the Hcw. Dr. John Thomas, both of Liverpool, two ot the shining lights of Welsh Nonconformity during the last century. Born at Bangor, he spent many years of his life at Liverpool. His first church was at Aberdovey, and for the last ei ht years he has had the oversight of the Elijah Presbvterian Church at Menai Bridge. Both as secretary of the Welsh Methodist Assembly and of the North Wales Association, -^r ,r^omVi^ has displayed rare business capacity and, by invariable courtesy he lias endeared *»ma°l ail who have been brought in ccH^tect ^th h m- The Rov. D. Phillips is a< native of Llaneuy, and was-eduoated at Cardiff and C^inhn-lg^ IIe has been i^astor of the Frederick-street Pro^ byterian Church, Cardiff, for the last two and a half years. r T, MR J HERBERT ROBERTb, M.P.. ON TEMPERANCE. On Tuesday night a public ui,.d,(-r the auispioes of the. Association was held in >1 Chapol. The Moderator (the Rev. Jo'Jn itaims) t>rciiidied, and tihe Rpealcere inc.uded Rev. Evan Jonee, Carnarvon the Rev. W. Wvnne Davies, and Mr J. Herbert Roberta, M.P., the subject of tlio meeting being tem- perance ard purity. Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P., afiluded to the declaration made by Mr Lloyd George at the annual mooting of the United Kingdom Alliance at Manchester- as to the claims of Walæ for separate treatment in the Licensing Bill of n-ext Session, and took occasion to voioe the icnani- mous Bentimenit of the country with reference to tihe groat service rendered by toe President of the Board of Trade by the settlement of the railway diispute, whose shadow had for many weak* darkened the tend (cheers). Mr Li,oyd George had shown qualitieB of courage, deter- mination and 0;3.r diiscernrmcmt of the possibili- ties of the situation, and had through hJa triumph as a peacemaker reached a place in the front rank of British statesmanship. It was a long time since a Welshman had occupied isiich a higfii position in the counsels of the nation, and was it rto-t a e;gntficant izign of tho fact that Wales was oominig b?ck to her own again, and, through her most gifted loader, was exer- cising a marked influenco upon t.ho affairs of the State. That Mr Iloyd Georgo might lomg have heallth and strongtlh to serve his country and 'h aJILli and --t race was the heartfelt d'es-ire of Wales, and of all who. knew his patriot item and power (ap- plause). "THE PASSION FOR PLEASURE." Proceeding with his address, Mr Herbert Ro- berta laid emphasis upon the marked progress made by the. Temperance cause during tihe last quarter of a centaury. Temperance was now in the air, and there was a concensus of opinion that Home thing must be done by legislation to -re-duce the evils of cxoceaive drinking. At the sarnie time they nrust realliiss the strength of the forces against them, the changing dharaetor of the population, aind growing power of materialism and paasiion for pleasure, which com- bined to place obstacles in. the way of the ad- vance of the temperance movement. Ho longed for tihe day when the full force of an efficient education and the union of all tihe beat influences of religious lifef could be arrayed on behalf of good citizenship and Christian dharacter, and he appealed to the audiienice to keep their eyes fixed1 upon the aspiration to adhievo a high mia. sion for Wales in tho future (applause). To reach this tihe stain of drunkenness must be wiped away, and he rejoiced at the many in- dications in the iife of to-day tihat the heairt of YValee wae sot upon making a strerauous effort to reajdi tluis exalted idea of natural Bervico (a-pplause). THE, RESOLUTION. At tho cloee of the meeting the following re- solution was carried unanimously: ''That this meeting re-affirms the cfemand of Wales for the right to settle licencing questions in accordance with tfhe predominant: couivictiions of the We/ah people, and (n view of tihe introduction of the Lioenljinjg BLL1 of next session, presses for Wallets and Mo nmout'k^hiiro the following points: — 1. The incl usion of Monmouthelhire in the Wolth Sumdlay closing area. 2. The ainendmell.,t of the W x.ih Sunday Closing Aot. 3. The effective regulation of drinking ciubs. 4. The recognition, of the right of the ratepayers, duxinig the period of the time-limit, t-& control t'he issue and re- newal of liiicences in tiieir areas." It was re- solved to forward a oopy of tibia retro hi tiion to tihe Primio Minbter, tho Ohanoelilor of the Ex- checjuer, and ail the Welsh members of PaiCia- ment." PREACHING MEETINGS. I-on In ooinnection with the Association special seir- viceB were held at the Penrhynside (ih a.pel in the evening, when a powerful sermon was de- livered by the Rev. Jdhn Hughes, Edtoyrn. At the -Englidh Presbyterian Churoh Principal EJilie Edwairdb preadhed in Engrlich to a large con- gTeg«>tion.
WEDNESDAY'S PROCEEDINGS. MORNING CONFERENCE- A well attended meeting of preachers was held, at the Siloh Schoolroom at 9.30 a.m. when an interesting discussion was opened by the Rev. T. Huguiea, B.A.. Blaenau Feistiniog1, on the subjeot of "Re-generation." At the same hour a deacons' meeting was held in the school- room of the English Presbyterian. C-hurch, when the subject for discussion was "The Society meeting," opened by Mr Hugh Hughœ" Pen- rhewl. MORNING SE,SSION. When the second' session of the Conference was reaunned on Wodnesday morning, there was again a largo number of delegates present, amongst whom was Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P. THE DIVISION OF FLINTSHIRE. Tho discussion uipon the proposal to divide the oounty of Flint into two Monthly Meeting districts was resumed. Rov. Griffith EJlis proposed that a committee be appointed, a3 he thought thsje was a feeling that one of the districts would* be much weaker than tihe othClr if th.:) division was sanctioned- Rev- Lsaac Jones (Nantglyn) said he did not think it right, when tho Monthly Moating con- cerned had given its deeitsion in favour of divid- ing, for a QPirtaiii few to come to tho Confer- ence to oppose the decision of their own Month- ly Meeting. Rov. Robert Jones (Rhos) cointond'ed that the mat-tor affected tho future of Methodism in FUnftfthipe. The question had not been hurried in any way. It was first parsed at flhe Month-, lv Meeting two years ago with a largo majori- ty, and he maintained that tho cause in Fliint- fihiro was largo enough to support thros Month- ly Meotinigs. The Chairman asked if the feeling- in the Holywell district was as favourable aa that in tha other district ? Rov. Ft. LlOYd. (Tegfelyn) replied that the dis- trict mooting of Holywdil had d-ecid-ed in favour of the p 1 Rev. John WilliétnkJ (Wrexham) elated that the original motion to divide was passed at the Mold Monthly Mooting. Rev. Hugh Robert^ (Holywell) said lie was not against the division, bat first of all wanted a. proper baiis of settlement to bo arrived at. The voting power in Flintshire was nearly 450, but at tho meeting, where f-.he proposal to divide was considered there were only 122 votes there. Mr E. W. Thomas (Bryneglwys) paid that he had been chairman of the Flintshire Monthly Meeting for the past six months, and was firm- ly convinced that the division would prove bono- ficial- There was no necessity, he thought, for appointing a as was ouggested,- and it would do nioi-e harm than good. Rev. J. O. Thornss said that after listening to the various apeake:^ he thong,hit; tihe best ooiarse was to appoint ato go into the mat- ter, six members to reprci&anit each end of the County of Flint, and six to bo appointed by the Association. Rev- Evan Jones as-ked tho Can fore noo to do- cide the qua-ytion. Rev. Dr. Hugh Williams seconded! tihe propo- sition of Prof. Thomas. Rev- J. J. Robsirts seconded the m-ction pro- posed by the Rev. Evan Jones- Upon boing put to the vote 52 voted for Prof. Thomas motion and 63 against. Tihe proposi- tion to divide the county into two Monthly Meetings was thus carried, and a ocxmmitteo ap- pointed to arrange matters. SYNODICAL EXAMINATION. THE RESULT. Rov. D. Iloskins presented the result of the qvii-od, cal examination for candidates entering the ministry- The following wero tho marks obtained by the le-jpectivo oandiudates out o a pc.s.sib!e 100: — I). E. Thomas, Llanelli, 317; 1). T. Davies, B.D-. Cadoxton, 293; D. Thomas, Lianllugan, 294; Morris DavicfS, B.A-. Bangor, 294; Enoch Ellis Jones, Portmadoo, 293; David Davies, A., netd B.A., Merioneth, 276; James W. Parry, New- port, 273; John Jenkins J aneii, B-A- Pcnsa.rn, 272; W. Bayloy Roberts, Mactsyoymer, 270; Henry Jones, Gorsen, Lleyn, 268- Robert Ro- berts, M-A., Ph.D.. Trefnant, 263; D. R-Jones, B-A., Newmarket, 262; R. Pryp Owen, Port- madoo, 261; flutfa Roberts., Pennant. 261; W. T. Robe-rts, B.A., Bri-tton- Ferry, 261; H. K. Jon-os, Aiifon, 252; E. Arfon Jones, Llanrvvst, 249; Robert Williams,, Manohaster, 247; 'In03. Llewelyn Thomas, Cemaes, 245; J. Vardro Jones, Ystrad Mynecih, 243; J. R. Jones Ar- von, 242; W. J. -Mcn-dius, Montgomery 2.36; E. J. Miles, B-A., Liverpool, 234; Thomas Davies. Inlanddaui-jant, 222; R- W- Davies, B.A., Gor- wydd, 220; Albert H. Jones, Skew en. 219; O. T- Davies, Llanarth, 215; Edwin Burgess, Six Bells, 206; J. T. Williams, Aberoynor^ 204; and W. E. Williams, Llangollen. 202. This last can, I didafco was indisposed' at the examnaton, wheh doubtless affootea his position the lost. Rev. D. Ilefl'vi:ms, who had been one of the 1 examiners, eaid that the examination had been a very disappointing one- Half the candidate# on his lust had not obtained more than 50 or 60 per oont. of t.he possible marks. Somo time ago ho had tihe privileige of examining some candi- dates from Khisia, and ventured to sa^ that if there was a oJirnpotitiüon betweeln K'hasia a net Wales the first would prove isruperior. Rev. John Williams, another examiner, said although tihe exaimination this year had been much better than last year, it was yet far from, satisfactory, It was time tnat the denomination paid more attention to its young ministers. Some of tho candidates had dono very well, but the majority of tiliem were disappointing. Rev. Isaac Jones said that as long aa the candidates had passed, he failed to eee the nfaoesaity of the remarks made bv Mr Williams and Mir Hoskiini}- It was no oredit to the deno- mination to make such remarks in regard to its •youri(g ministers. If he were a candidate ho woulu rather not pas3 the exam, at all than to have a reflection oast upon him after wards- Reov. Evan Jones, C a mar vein, proipescd a vote of thanks to the Rev. John Williams, v;hœe term as an examiner expired this year. Ho thought tiluat they should1 all fool thankful for mon who were bravo encxuigli to sneak out. He t.hoiiight fit was time to elevate bho standard of the examinations. THE FOURTH SESSION- In tho afternoon session, the Rev. John Will- ] liams again presided over a good attendance. THE CONGO ATROCmES- Tho following resolution was adopted on the motion of the HRY, John Hughes (Liverpool), seconded by Mr John Owen (C;heA(-r): -"That tihis Association desires to express its profound sorrow and indignation Bit the barbarious cruel- ties perpetrated on the iiativqs of tho Congo Free State in the name of commerce £1Jnrd civi- lisation, and implores His Majesty's Govern- ment. to use rts good offices witlh tho King o? the Belgians to bring- them to a speedy end; and it further Ihumbly urges the Govenmment to exer- ciae its influence fso that in any act of annexa- tion of this vast territory of the Belgian Go- vernment provision be made for the carrying out of the acts of the Berlin Oontfereinoe, 1885, to secure to tho native tribes tlio røst,m-atia!1 of their juist rigi'ruts and liberty, and thus to put an end to a starfe of things tlhat 33 shameful to civi- lisation, and huoniliatuiig to our 'honoiar as a Christian people." CONGRATULATING MR LIJÛYD GEORGE. Upon the motion of the Rev. J. O. Thomas, M.A., seconded by tho Rev. DanieU Rowlands, M.A., the following resolution wm passed: "Tihat WO. aa an Asoyoiationi, expirciss our ap- preciation of tihe valuable services of the Right lion. D. Lloyd- Georige in meditating 50 efficient- ly ttand permanent end to the taiepute between the workmen and tilie Railway Companies, by tho means of which tho country wore spared the disaster which threatened its inaursitrial peace and commerciai prespciri'fcy. and we congratulato him most heartily and affection a teil'y upon Ihie phorom-enal suooees, and wiisili him heavenly protection to lead) and servo his country and nation for mainy yeans to come." ANN GRIFFIH'S MEMORIAL CIIAPE,T,. The following message Eroan tho Monthly Meet- ing of Lower Montgomery was received, and con- firmedl: "Witlh regard to ifiie ireunainder of the 00"lection made towards Ann Griffith's Memorial! Chapel it was decided That we contribute £ 100 towards repairing Sardis Ohapcfl, and devote the remainder (£150) towards erecting a memorial nouise at Dolan-og." THE FORWARD MOVEMENT. PROPOSED MEMORIAL FUND. A oordiial reception was aooordod, tihe Rev. J. Morgan Jones, Cardiff, s-uooetaor to the late Rev. Dr. P-ugh all superintendent of the Forward Movement, who attended to Jay before viio Aa=>ooiatiori certain proposals for iiquiidating tiho ddbt by which the xnovement it at present .hampeTed. He said that the detht amounted to £ 80,000. Some of the halls in South Walea had a debt of £ 3500 t'hou-gh tiheir me-mbeirLr.hip did not probably exceed 70. This waiS duo to the uirt- iimited zr-ajl which mtoved the late Dr. Pugh, who, it was added, sustained a keen <&appodnffc- rnent because a largo proportion of the century ,L, rut. y fund was not die voted to the Forward Mavemenjfc debt. It was proposed by the, Central Ccsn- miittee to acquire a fund of at least £ 20,000 to be r-t •recognised as a memorial to tiho late Dr. P-ugh and to be appLied to tihe liiquiidation of the debt! The appear womld be made to individuals and not to the Monthly Meetings or oongircgations. Al,eady the Plas pmam family had promised £ 3000—(applause) there was a oonditionaj. pro- mise by Mr John Cory, Cardiff, of L600 end Principal Pryw, Tre-veoca. College, had made a further promise of £ 500 (appllautee). Conc'ixvd- ung, the rev. gemtiloman saiid tihat the great need of dh-o movement at present was consolidation A resolution approving of t-he, propooodi fund was carried on the motion of the Rev. J J Roberts, Portmadoc). THE EDUCATION QUESTION. The Rev. Acithwy Jones proposed, and the Rev. T. Gwynedd Roberta seconded, the follow- ing resokifeicxn, which was carried: "That tihe North. Wales Qntartemlly Association of tiho Calvinistio Methodist Churoh of Wales assembled av, Llandudno sincerely trust that the forthcoming Education Biif. of His Majesty's Govern- ment will be a faithful and juat embodiment of tilie great principle of civil and religious Jibertyi namely, the removal of ail refigious teets for teaohena and full public oonbrol over all tho element a rr stfliools maintained by public funete; furchor, that we rcspeetfuilJy be.g to call the at- tention of His Majesty's Government to the special claims of Wales to have a national oounoil of education and a minister of educa- bion for Wades, and we ainoerd'.y trust that these will be included in the proposed Education Bill." YOUNG PEOPLE'S MEETING. On Wednesday afternoon-, at t!he Eng-iieh Pres- byteriian Ohwron, Mr J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., presided over a very euocaasful meeting for young people, Whrilch was addressed by the Rev. D. HcRkinN, M.A.. Dr. Peter Frawer, and otihora. Sacred solos were .rendered1 by M'M Dr. Frater. PREACHING MEETINGS. At Siloh Chapel, on Wednesday evening, there was a arge congregation, wbon special eormons were delivered by the Rev. J. Morgan Jones, Cardfcff, and Rev. R. H. Watldns, Bryn Crug.' At the English Presbyterian Church the Rev. Hugjiets Griffltih, of Lorndon, was tho speoittl preacher. Tfcrja (Thursday) morning the genera;! society moeiting was held, when, in tbe absanoe of tlw R&v. JoCm Wiif'iia-ir^ the chair waa taken by the Rev. Griffith Ellis M.A. The subject for dieomsion was "Cfeist the King."
Mr John Jones, of Fachallt Farm, Whitford, one of the best-known t-onants on Lord Mostyn's estabo, died last woek at thoj age of 77. At the end of the present yMbr the Rev. Rich. H U"m I -Nv-, niinister of the Ohatiham-street vi WeMi Calvinistio Methodist Ohnrdli, Liverpool, wfl conclude his term of three years as editor of the "Drysorfa," the monthly jnagiazine of tihe Wefe'h Calvinistio Methodists and will be emc- coodied by the Rev. John h. Davios (Rhudd- wawr), pac.bor of tihe New Jowin Welsh Cailvin- itttio Church, London.
[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] Pictures from Poverty Land BY ALEXANDER GRAHAM SIMPSON. I. It was one of the most miserable of days in the Metropolis. Clouds of thin, white vapour moved uneasily along the streets or rolled themselves into sudden denseness from which the traffic materialised or in which it disappeared continually. Everyone who had au overcoat, wore it. Women drew thoir shawls tightly over their heads. Scarce a pedestrian lingered on the roads, though here and there in the doorways of big buildings might be seen shivering, starving figures with hands thrust deep into possibly all too empty pockets. Almost opposite whore the great London Hospital looks down into Mile-end-road, in a small by-street, is a tiny telegraph office. It is little patronised, and secms to have been located there for no other reason than that the authorities wished to maintain a uni- form sprinkling of centres over East and West alike. On this particular morning even the bright incandescent lamps failed to warm the air, and the mist might be seen trickling dismally down the bare walls or soddening the few official notices that re- lieved a yellow monotony. There were only two people in front of the brass wire netting, and what with the inclement weather and the unusual pressure of duty, the young Ir.dy behind the counter was feeling irritable. You've put your name in the wrong place. You had better go and write it over again," she observed testily to the woman who handed in a telegram. Oh, excuse mc, Miss," was the reply, H but I cannot see what I'm doing this morn- ing." And then as she moved towards the desk, I'm blind with tears." Never in all his life had the individual awaiting his turn at the counter heard a voice so hopeless. It startled him. Taking a post-card to the next desk he soon after pretended to be writing near the woman, but glancing up savv ?reat briny drops falling upon the fresh for-j she was endeavouring to fill in, while her whole body was shaken with suppreseed sobs. "What is the matter?" he asked in an undertone. The woman was startled, and looked up suspiciously for a moment, but then regain- ing confidence, Oh," she moaned, my little boy's dying at the hospital yonder, and I'm wiring for Daysman to come back from work to see him." The six coppers that paid for the message emptied her purse. < Tell me something more about yourself," said her companion as he held the swing door open for her to pass out, and joining her in the street moved along with her. She was calm now and walked in silence, apparently hardly conscious of the existence of the man until suddenly she broke out vehemently: The/ say there's a God, but I do not be- lieve it! If there were He would never allow such misery!" You may have ,d great sorrow, but do not lose faith, or you lose everything." Agab she burst into tears. Three weeks ago," she continued, presently, "my Eddie was taken to the hospital. Little more than a year before, liis brother died there, and now this morning I cm told by the doctors that my last one cannot live. Two taken out of four within a, twelvemonth! My husband is a mason; for &ix months he has been out of work, and now on tha very first morning on which he has got employment I have to bring him back to ray 'good-byo' to his child. I know what it will b3 after that. Whon he returns his place will be filled and the fore- man will shake his head wisely, Another of them "can't get work" blokes' he'll be say- ing, and the moment ho got it he faked an excuse to run away Clergymen P What do we want with clergymen! Weare not beggars! We are not paupers! In 'service' I have seen t'he Master feed his dogs on slices of meat and the food of many a hungry one cast into the dust-bin. Is this the retribution of a venge- ful God for a wasto I night have raised my voice to stop? But we do not ask for charity I We want only the means to earn enough to live, ard this we cannot find. I would take in washing or sewing, do charing—anything—right gladly if the chil- dren could only have enough to eat. But oh, it's hard, it's hard, to see them starve under your eyes when you would give your very life-blood for them I I suppose it will bo their turn next!" Come," said her companion sympatheti- cally, you must not take 80 despondent a view. Your little boy .nay not, after all, be dying. Doctors are not always right. The darkest clouds have a silver lining. What- ever you do, however, you must rot go to the hospital with your face r.11 red and swollen with crying. Take this (putting a coin into her hands), get toms food int-o the house, buy a nice toy for tie invalid and cheer him up. Who knows? Ho may get better after all!" f Thus encouraged the poor woman seemed to take heart, and full of thanks hastened along the few remaining streets that divided; her from the place she was obliged to call "home." On the following day, she had pro- mised, the individual who had given her the money should be informed how matters were going on. It was a surprise, however, when, just a3 he was turning in at the gate of the huge building, a woman with beaming face and light step came up to him. It scarcely seemed possible chat she could be the same he had met in tho post-office. Oh, sir," she exclaimed with a new ring in her voice, it appears that wonderful I can scarce believe it s true; but the d<*ctors say he is much better, and if he goes on like this he may soon be well!" Later on she spoke of the experiences through which her husband had passed. It was just before little Eddie was born. and we were at the last pinch of poverty, John had had various odd jobs, but nothing regular. Having to walk seven miles to the buildings, because we could not pay train fates, he had to get up at four in the morning in order to be on the job by six. The weather had been terribly wet for seve- ral days, and that kept the men idle. On the fourth morning when he got up it was fair and seemed to promise a dry day, so he started off. Scarcely had he gone a mile, how- everL when it began to drizzle, and by the time he got to the building on which he was to be engaged it was pouring down as if it would never stop. Without an overcoat, for such as it was it was being used to cover the children at home, my poor man was wet to the skin, and when tho foreman saw him he only cursed that anyone should be such a fool as to expect work on a day like that. So over those seven weary miles of London streets my husband had to come tramping. It was nearly ten o'clock in the morning when he managed to get back. "I heard the heavy hopelessness of his tread and my heart sank within me, for he had not taken a bite to eat that day, little enough the one before, and there was nothing but a crust or two in the house. As I lay ill on the bed watching for the door to open I felt my heart had really burst. The door was pushed ajar, and he looked in on me with haggard face and sunken eyes, the water streaming from his clothes on to the ground. Neither of us Baid a word. He stumbled forward into the room, lay down on the floor, and sobbed like a child. Yet he was willing to work—how willing, God knows! Then into all this misery came the child in yonder institution, and I shudder to think of the awful thoughts that time and again have seized me as I looked upon his tiny, woe begone face and heard him cry. Occasionally it seemed as if he were too weak even to moan, and then his silence almost drove me mad." "John" did not lose his work, "Little Eddie is recovering rapidly, Missus has a little charing to do, and with a few bundles of old clothes she haa got the other two youngsters warmly, if not elegantly clad. They are a happy family. But the agony of it all in Poverty-land is that there are scores ond scores of cases, monotonous, gruesome repetitions, as bad as this at its worst.
The Board of Trade Returns jiwt issued show that tho imports during October were £57,662,116, an incroa.so of £ 3,025,054, as compared with Oc- tobor last year, and tho exports 1;38,819,520, an incroaso of 95035,189. Resaliutions cangra-t ukting Mr Lloyd George on his settlement of tho railway cHfnutG have I"i-i parsed by the Holywell Ur'ba.n Council and the West Merionetlh Mcmthfy Meeting. t
WOMAN'S WIDER WORLD. m TERESA BILLINGTON-GREia. I.—WOMAN IN TRANSITION. Under the eyes of the living world of to- day men are changing less visibly than women. Men are changing, of course—that is quite clear to the observant eye—but with them there is less of the outer manifestation than of hidden growth while with women the visible and the invisible are keeping pace —and the pace is swift. This changing ideal of womanhood brings to the twentieth cen- tury its most important problem. OLD GENTLEMEN OF BOTH SEXES. From many sides, in many different tones, comes the world's recognition of this fact. There is an almost incessant wailing from some quarters over the extinction of that delightful creature-tho Womanly Woman. Pious old gentlemen, of both sexes, extol the departed type of wife and mother in despair- ing tones, and enumerate her many virtues with painstaking exaggeration. Grave eccle- siastics and learned medical men re-echo cach other's warnings, and proceed with much apparent personal satisfaction to put woman into her proper place again. THE NEW WOMAN. On the other hand, there are jubilant announcements from the feminists of tho physical and intellectual advance of their sex; and a steadily growing chorus of men who admire the new woman raise up their voices in approbation. Not that the new woman seems to care very much for either approbation or abuse. It is one of her charac- teristics that she is not dependent upon men's opinions. She claims the right to make up her own mind about things in general and about her own sphere in particular. She believes the relation of mutual independence is more desirable for men and women than the old one of self-appointed guide and blind fol- lower and she goes steadily on her own chosen way. CINEMATOGRAPHIC CHANGS. The position of the woman of to-day is widely different from that of her mother. We all have heard the plaintive or regretful, "When I was young," uttered by maternal lips. But our mother's position, did she but mark it, was much better than that of the women who went before her. She must have heard the same complaint of change. The years that bridge the gulf between our grandmothers and ourselves have seen altera- tions indeed To know how to read and write was once upon a time unwomanly. The girl who painfully spelled out an essay of Bacon's, or a play of Shakespeare's, waa reckoned to be guilty of masculine conduct unworthy of a true woman. Women were supposed to be mentally and physically in- capable. Yet, to-day, with liberty and training women are proving their intel- lectual capacity ) and their physical de- velopment is a joy to the eye of the beholder. They have won their way into the wider world of education. They now hold professorships, they now paint pic- tures, they compose oratorios, they run news- papers, they write booka, they preach the Gospel, they practise as doctors, they navi- gate ships, and they make electrical machines. And this is not the limit. For there are some avenues still barred, some prizes still jealously guarded from their eager hands. THE BAD OLD DAYS. The women of our grandmother's days had few liberties and fewer rights. Their pro- perty and their persons belonged to their male relatione, and they had little or no control over either. A father could dispose of his children, even after his death, without the slightest regard to tho wishes of the mother. A man might legally beat his wife, and many men did so. Wives were put up lor auction as domestic animals, and sold to the highest bidder. There were instances, though happily they had become rare, of the employ- ment by husbands of ducking-stools, gossip- bridles, public whipping-poste, and stocks. Of social life women had none. Their outgoings were restricted to visits to church on holy days and occasional rare journeys to market, wedding-feast, or death-bed. Such company 36 the master of the house permitted to cross its threshold was his company. It was the wife's duty to serve guests and then to de- part; they were but added burdens in her dreary, colourless life. WISE REFORMS. Now, the property of a woman, married or single, is her own, though there still remain many points with regard to the inheritance and disposal of property in which the woman is unfairly penalised. The woman's person is also legally protected to-day, though very im- perfectly. Her social liberty would have ap- peared the wildest licence to our grand- mothers. For while laws have improved » little, customs have improved very much, and better laws will follow from them as fruit from flower. Two generations ago the woman who worked away from her home was of the most degraded class. The woman's industrial ac- tivities were rigidly confined within her own four walls. The house was everything to her—house, home, workshop, ana some- times, alas! prison. Now, at least three and a half million women work for wages in the labour market. Underpaid and sweated, they be at the present moment, but step by step they are climbing up under heavy handicaps to higher status as world workera. TOLERATION AND REBELLION. These advances in social and personal liberty have been achieved by two agencies —the growth of a purer and more humane social spirit, and the rebellion of women. The modern spirit i3 opposed to wasteful and brutal forms of exploitation. The sudden upcrop of reform movements organised against any and every form of social and in- dustrial wrong establishes this fact. T'he forcible exclusion of women from any avenue of liberty or employment is both wasteful and brutal in its results, and therefore stands condemned in the modern thinking1 mind. THE RESPONSE. The rebellion of women against their sub- ject condition has worked in co-operation with this spirit. It haa provided the driv- ing force by means of which reform has been applied to righting some of women's ac- cumulated wrongs. The fact that it was necessary for women to rebel has awakened a sense of shame in the breasts of fair- minded men, and this has brought them ac- tively to the side of the pioneer woman. To her the women of to-day owe much. Her rebellion was no easy thing. Her isolation, her economic dependence, the ties of affec- tion which bound her to her male relatives, all raised obstacles in the way of her revolt which few other rebels have had to face. She fought when even the best spirits of the day misunderstood her. But she won. Our personal liberty, our right to education and to self-respecting independent labour, are the fruits of her efforts. THE PROMISE FOR TO-MORROW. Her bitter struggle Wa3 the beginning of the end, although the end is not with us yet. For woman is still partially a creature of chains and submission. She has been bred so long to be more female than human, and to rely wholly for her happiness and livelihood upon the power and attraction of her sex. Every othr way was barred to her and this one' way thrown wide open for generations and generations of women. It ia scarcely to be wondered at, therefore, that many women have inherited an over-de- veloped sex-nature and still fail to realise their own humanhood. But the promise for to-morrow Is of great good cheer. Then, when woman knows herself as human as well aa female, even as man is recognised as human as well as male, she will stand sanely and proudly upon her feet. The trammels of woman in bondage, the mis- takei of the woman in transition, who striv- ing fiercely has sometimes sowed bitterness and tears, will pass away then in the golden possibilities of intelligent understanding and co-operation which the wider mutual life ot men and women will bring to the world.
Corwen's fine new bridge, erected as a memor- ial to Queen Victoria, was opened on Friday. "Papa, Utile Tommy began. "Now, what do you asked his suffering' father with the emphasis on the "now." "Will my hair fall off when it's ripe, like yours?" By six votes to four Bala Urban Distriot Council havo decided not to revert to the prac- tice of recording the minutes of its proceedings in Welsh. The number of names entered in the visitors' book at llawarden Church in the year ending July obI, was 3940. Of these over 400 wero foreigners.
A LLANDUDNO BANK- RUPTCY. ( THE AFFAIRS OF A MINISTER, At Bangor Bankruptcy Court to-day week, before the Registrar, Mr J. Janets, Rev. John Thomas 70 years of age, described M a minister of the Got-,pel, but not now in charge of a church, oame up for examination. He has lived at Bod Eurog, York-road, lAandudL no, einoe about March, 1905. Before that he lived at Colwyn Bay, and previously at Wrex- ham. AU tihe furniture at Bod Eurog waa claimed by debtor's da ugh tens, u/ho were the tenants, The only Resets said to belong to the debtor wore a desk, a watch a.nd chain, and an annuity of 920 a year, the capital value of which he put at J370. The bankrupt had been involved in a lawsuit, and tIll) purohase of leasehold property at L!an- dudno, which, he stated, accounted for his so.vency. There was only one creditor returned ví:J.. for L159, the amount of a judgment dtebl and costa. Debtor baid ho had been twioe married, and- the property left- him was worth £ 1800, but a mortgage of £ 700 reduced its value. The law- suit refera-ed to waa in r&spect of t.his property. At Colwyn Bay he lived at Langcliffe, in 1895, He and his wife were living with their daughters. They were the tenanlc because they wished it to be so. They furnished froan their own means gained by keeping a lodging.hoiK-e at Llandud- no. His wife's income was 280 from the rent, an 1 what she could make out of the house. They went from Colwyn Bay to Lisoard, and thenoo to Rromsgrove, and after tihey had been there twelve months he left them, and went to Wrexham, where he lived in lodgings. Twelve months later his daughters returned to Colwyn Bay They took so-mo of their furniture with them to each of their residences. Neither he nor his wife had any furniture eince their re- sidence in Latimer Hour-e. Mr Tobias, questioning the debtor as to his property, read a letter addressed by one of his daughtem to a stop-daughter, in which it waa stated that if any oLaim was made against the debtor it was ueei-ess as he had nothing, as he haa made everything over to his daughters. Mr Tobias asked how that letter oould be re- conciled with his present statements. The Debtor said the statements in the letter were incorrect, as there simply was no p.roperty to make over. He was doing nothing at pr sent. ° The examination was closed.
DEATH OF SIR LEWIS MORRIS. The death of Sir Lewis Morris, the well known poet, took place at Carmarthen on Tues- a u" was k°rn *n 1833. From Sherborne School ho wont to Jesus College, Oxford, he took a good degree and won the Ohanoellor's English Esmy Prizo. In 1861 he was ca-led to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, and from that year until 1880 he practised as conveyancing counsel. His great-grandfather, also a Lewis Morris, had been widely known as a Welsh antiquarian ank poot, and it waa towards poetry, tho legends 'of his own Wales and the mythology of Greece, that the barrister turned with increasing plea- sure from 1870 onwards. Mr Lewis Morris' works include three vol* 's umea of "Songs of Two Worlds," "The Epio of Hades," "Gwen," "The Ode of Life," "Songs Unsung," and "Songs of Britain." He also wroto a number of verses by Royal request for such occasions as. Queen Victoria's Jubilee, the oponing of the Imporial Institute, and the mar- riage of the Prinoo and Princess of Wales.
The.Rev. Edmund Thomas, a retired clergy. man, who tc,rmorly held curacies in North Wales, died suddenly at Coychurch from syncope, fol- lowing cronchitis.
THE FLINT AND DENBIGH HOUNDS will meet on Wednesday, November 20th Penbedw. at 10.30. Saturday-, Novombar 23rd Bodelwyddan* at 11.0.
-+- OPENING OF PARLIAMENT. It is officially announcSu that January 29th is the date fixed for the opening of Parliament.
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