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DENBIGH. THE MAYORALTY.—We hear upon good authority that Mr. E. T. Jones, Britannia Buildings, High- street, is likely to be mayor. Mr. Jones having been solicited by some of the most influential members of the Council has consented to stand and will we believe have the support of the retiring mayor Mr. T. Gee and the majority of the Council. It is, however, stated that tho claims of Mr. Morris will be brought forward by his friends and that he will be proposed; whilst yet a third candidate is spoken of, but as he has already had the honour we do not think that their is any authority for using his name. EVENING SCIENCE CLASSES AT THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—Mr. Edward?, the head master of the Grammar School, has just commenced a course of evening classes in Latin, English, mathematics, and natural science. The classes in mathematics and science will be in connection with the Depart- ment of Science and Art, South Kensington, Examinations will be held at the close of the session (in May), and prizes and certifi- cates awarded by the Department to the suc- cessful candidates. We are glad to learn that the following gentlemen have consented to act as the Local Committee for conducting the examinations:—Dr. A. E. Tumour, A-oiideacon Swart, Mr. T. Gold Edwards, Mr. J. Harrison, Mr. E. T. Jonen, Dr. J. Lloyd Robert?, Dr. W. William?, the Asylum Mr. A. S. Weston, National Provincial Bark, has kindly consented to act as hon. secretary. We have no doubt those classes will be a menus of rrreat good, and will be readily resorted to. There is sera • probability of French and drawing elates, bo Jag also commenced Liter in the year. ORDINATION BY THE BISHOP. An event of an unusual kind," and of a deeply In- teresting description, took place on Sunday, namely, the ordination of a candidate for holy orders in the parish church, to which such candidate had been called to labour. The interest manifested in the event was very great, hence the large congregation that had assembled at St. Mary's Church. Morning prayers were read at nine o'clock by Archdeacon Smart, and at 10.30 the Ordination Service commenced by the Rev. T. W. Vaughan, B.A., senior curate, giving out the hymn, Bow down Thine ear, Almighty Lord." The candidate for ordination, who occupied a seat in chancel stalls, was Mr. John Francis Reece, a native of the parish of Llandilo, Carmarthen, scholar, Hebrew exhibitioner, prize-man, and graduate of St. David's College, Lampeter, and late classical master at Linton College, Colchester. Immediately after the singing of the hymn, the BIBHOP entered the pulpit and gave out as his text, St. Matthew, 9th chapter, and37-38th verses, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest that He will send forth labourers into His harvest." In a lengthened in- troduction, couched in beautiful language, the Bishop proceeded to deal with the circumstances of the Jewish people, when our Lord, moved by their deep misery, and His tender heart sympathising with their condition through .sin, uttered the words of the text. As the result of sin this misery and forlorn condition was universal, but the ground of His sympathy was uni- versal mysterious, unfathomable grace; wide as the world, deep as human misery. There was man fallen, ruined, lost, and Jesus contemplating it, moved with pity and compassion, for it was no single circumstance that appealed to His compassion; no temporary calamity the misery that touched Him was universal, for "when He saw the multitudes he was moved with compassion on them because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd." There was man alienated from the life of God, wandering from his home, and surely he was an object of pity, for he that goeth about seek- ing whom he may devour watches him at every turn. Thousands fall a prey to his malice. Could they, who knew Christ's love for them, contemplate the doom that awaited them and not feel pity; could they look on into the unseen world and contemplate the endless death of the impenitent, and not pity. It was that that deepened the compassion of our Lord. Now what sin was then, sin is this day. The disease had not worn itself out; the poison had not lost its virus but, blessed be God, there is a remedy; the evil may be cured, and there will be a gathering in of the scattered flock. Taking up the language of the text, his lordship explained it at length, illustrating how the world was the harvest field, and the Christian ministry was held to be the labourers, and truly the harvest was plenteous and the labourers were indeed few, if they considered the magnitude of the world and the va^tness of the work to be undertaken. He set forth the kind of spiritual work that the Christian ministry was ap- pointed for, and pointed out that it was impossible to conceive a change so great, so glorious, as that which the Christian ministry was destined to effect. It was to effect a radical change in the relation which man stood to God to bring about purity of life make man better, nobler, happier and fit him to enjoy the life to come. The influence of the Christian ministry was never intended to temlÏnate with the delivery of the message it was intended to be a power with those that heard them, and to bring the thoughts and wills of men into perfect harmony with the disposition and mind of Christ. The Lord, of the harvest had provided the means by which they were to work. It was to be a ministry of reconciliation. If they regarded the minister as a husbandman, the Word of God was to be the seed sown if they regarded him as a soldier in Christ's army, his weapon would be the Sword of the Spirit, which w s the word of God if they regarded him as a workman at God's building, the Word of God was the hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces. It was of the utmost importance that the minister should act skilfully, and be a workmall that needeth not to be ashamed. Having set forth that it was specially necessary that the minister should fully understand, and be in sympathy with the doctrines he expounded, his lordship went on to say that no office more imperatively demanded the aid of human learning than the Christian minister. In the present time that was of especial importance when education was so much within the reach of rich and poor, and particularly when sceptical writings were so much read and so widely circulated, was it neces-sary that the spiritual guide should be able to refute the sophistry of the sceptical and do good in the world, for it was an undeniable fact tha,t men of great learning, men of the highest intellectual culture, had been the mightiest instruments in God's hands to produce the greatest spiritual results. But, important as human learning was, it was of more importance that the minister should be in full sympathy with his divine master, for though God was not limited in his power by the character of his servant still tkey cannot expect nien to feel any great concern for the salvation of immortal souls if they felt none for their own. Ministers were the stewards of God's mysteries, and it was only right that they should be devoted to his service, zealous for His honour, and animated by His Spirit. It was most inconsistent that a man professing to be a guide to heaven should be walking in the way to hell, that a soldier of Christ should be in league with Satan, that an ambassador of peace should be in open rebellion, and that he that was set forth as a light in the world should himself be in darkness. A true minister should be a man of earnest piety, personal religion, and full of the power of the gospel in his own soul; then would he preach faithfully the gospel to others. Such a man would take the oversight of the flock of Christ, not for filthy lucre's sake, but for the sake of his Divine Master. He would be active and diligent, and the necessities of his flock, and the best means to supply it, would occupy his thoughts by night and day. When the voice of carnal indulgence would prompt them to negligence, the warning of the fate of the servant who hid his talent in his napkin would be present with him, when a sluggish spirit would tempt him to a half- hearted discharge of duties, the fate of those that do the Lord's work lightly would come to his recollection, and earnest prayer would go up to God to stir up the gift that was in them. A minister must be in full sympathy with Christ in His redeemmg work for there- was a grandeur and glory in the gospel method of salvation which the man unaffected by the spirit of Christ had no more idea than the deaf man had of sound or the blind man of colour; but if the minister knew the power of the gospel in his own ex- perience he could set it forth in all its fulness, for he could truly say "Whereas I was blind now I see." Could they wonder that the ministry of such would be with power ? No, for it was of such men that the Lord said The labourers are few." Men in earnest, with determination to carry out the Lord's work were few. It wu that that hindered the ingathering of the harvest in Christ's day, and it was that that retarded the progress of Christ's kingdom in this day. Men of God, earnest, full of zeal, of ardent piety, with lively sym- pathies, with wide intelligent grasp, men of power were still wanted. Education he valued most highly,, and it was vain to expect an educated ministry if higher education was not brought within the reach of the mass of the population* but they must look for success in the Church still higher than to education. The labourers must be sent by God himself. They must begin and end with Him. The harvest was His, as the seed was His, and so must the labourers be His. The great truth expressed by the divine head was "As the Father hath sent me into the world even so send I you." Having referred to the charge to be given in the ordination service, his lordship went on to say their dependence for the effective discharge of their duty was entirely upon the promised blessing of the Holy Ghost, for He and He alone could touch the prophet's lips with a live coal from off the altar. Pray then the Lord of the harvest that He would send forth more such labourers. Oh that those words would ever ring in the ears and vibrate in the hearts of the members of the Church of England, for they were the weightiest announcements ever made to a, Christian community. Having earnestly urged the duty of the prayer, remarked that marvellous power was attached toprayerthe saving of immortal souls, the ingathering of God's mighty harvest was, as it were, suspended on the prayers of Christ's people the salva- tion of a fallen world to that extent depended upon their sympathy and compassion, and, such being the case, love and pity must take possession of their hearts and urge them to prayer. Should he appeal to them in vain to "pray the Lord of the harvest," for therein lay the hope of the Church of England. God worked by means. He might have employed the ministry of angels; He might dispense with every agency and carry out the work by His own power; but it had pleased Him to give into man the ministry of reconciliation they had the treasure in earthen vessels, and as the ministry He would bless must be sent by Him, so was it true that the prosperity of Zion rested with the members of the Church. The ingathering of immortal souls hangs upon the fervency of the prayers of christians let them pray therefore to the Lord of the harvest, and when they prayed let them not forget to offer up their earnest sup- plication for the Bishops of the Church and for himself that he may lay hands suddenly on no man. He ex- horted them to pray earnestly for their clergy, that they may shine as lights in the world, and above all he implored earnest prayer for his young brother about to be set apart to the office of deacon, that grace may be given to him "that he, having the testimony of a good conscience, may ever continue stable and strong through the Lord Jesus, and that he may so well behave himself in the office to which he was appointed that the glory of God may be promoted and immortal souls gained to Jesus, and that he may be found worthy not only to be called to that office in the Church on earth, but to an infinitely higher dignity in connection with the Church beyond the grave." A hymn having been sung, the Bishop proceeded to a chair in the chancel, where the candidate was presented by the archdeacon. After the litany the candidate was duly examined before the congregation, and afterwards ordained by his lordship by the laying on of hands, the candidate kneeling. The Bishop then presented to him the New Testament, giving him authority to read and preach the same. Mr. Reece then read the gospel in a full clear voice, heard distinctly in all parts of the large church. The Communion service was then proceeded with to the offertory sentences, when the offertory was taken for the sick and poor, and the service concluded. After- wards the Bishop, assisted by the Archdeacon and Mr. Vaughan, administered Holy Communion to a very large number of communicants, Mr. Reece being the first. The newly ordained deacon took part in the evening service in Welsh, and has entered upon his dutiei with the hearty good wishes of the Church people, and with every prospect of a happy and useful career.