a THE msHOP .) OF ST. ASAPH ..ON THE DEFENCE OF THE WELSH CHURCH. 0a Tuesday, meetings in defence of the Welsh • Church were held at Shrewsbury, when the principal were tho fietTji of Bradford, Liord K^nyon, •ad the Bishop of St, Asaph. We gire the speech of tk« latter. The BLIJOP OF,ST, AMPH, in speaking to the first resolution, remarked that the question of the position of the Church in Wales was of momentous alike to and thft Church, ana, from whatever point of *iew it might be approached, it Fusrited at the hands of those who discussed it sobox-mir,deduess and honesty. The Church in the foat dioceses of the province of Canterbury, com- pririag the twelve counties of Wales, together with varts of England, did not concern Wales only. I)Wed plainly, it was simply an attempt to attack i th* Church of England as a whole, and to shatter her power by disintegration. The question, therefore, eernd English Churchmen quite as much and <jui(e as profoundly as it affected them in Wales. > 5*tie first argnment for the proposal was the national Argument. Now, he did .not wish to deride Welsh -jUttioofeiity, but it was no easy matter to define it or to opoeify the exact territory inhabited by the Welsh wtwa. The Welsh language—a token but not an almoluto proof of Welth nationality- was steadily fcegdittg from all the border districts, and was less And IMI8 spoken in the towns. There was an extreme Jimenity in defining the essentials of Welsh usUounUty-a difficulty not diminished if they took dcmrrnf and not language as the test of nationality. ^Jonanxou-Sflnao people would see that Welsh riation. Ality «M a charming sediment, but like other 4gkazmit it may be used by dishoneet and interested Mople to promote ideas which are very hurtful and siiechievoKS. Nationality was a dangerous, because! Jk vague, theory. Then all to the work and numbers 4beary. Walts, they were told, was a nation of Dfoceonformists. Whatever might be the virtues of Welch Nonconformity, modesty and depreciation in 4eadmi6ting their numerical strength was not one of them. More than half the people of Wales, according -to Nonconformist official figures, were not Noncon- formists- If numbers were to be the test of the Church Is Wales, ilbe would stand the test better than many Jorge districts in England. If work and activity and itarotioo were to be the test, Churchmen in Walee ?^peaie<i confidently to the record of the last 50 years, be*t opponents pointed to the Parliamentary repre- aontatioa of Wales, but the simple transference of ..4.. votes at the last election would have given the lrieadc of the Church half of the representation of Wales. The Bishop then proceeded to deal at length Wick the spoliation argument, 'nd after quoting .at notable utterances of N Freeman, Lord Selborne, Lord Chancellor Eldon: t',md Brougham, Sir James Wilde, and Mr Gladstone in support of his omm, remarked that the man who could stand up and my that the Church belonged to the nation was ignorant or unprincipled. They were told how «tee<Mt!ful the disestablishment and disendowment of the Irish Cha-rh had been. Since 1871. the census tttarns prdve that the Church in Ireland had steadily Aecresood in numbers—and it is notable that that decrease has daring the last ten years been 25 per tfeot greater than it was during the previous ten yean. True, the population in Ireland bad also de- creased during the same period by emigration, but it amW be remembered that in Leinster and Ulster, where eaven-eightb8 of the Church population reside, tire take of emigration is ten per thousand, while in Ma&eter and Connaught it is seventeen per thousand. tbc month he had written to the Irish bishops a ask what had been the effect of disendowment upon the Church in Ireland. The Bishop of Tuam said, We kjsfc grievously by disendowment" the Bishop of Kiltaloa, On the whole the blow dealt to us, kcwifver softened, has been most lamentable"; the Stebop of Ossory, M It is the State more than the Cfaureh that has suffered most severely by disendow- ftteat"; the Bishop of Meath. the Archbishop of .Armagh, the Bishop of Derry, and Dr Salmon, the provoet of Trinity College, Dnblin, also wrote in a Similar strain. What their opponents aimed at was the Chareb of England as a whole, and he really thought that le*-g harm wonld be done to the Church of Eng- land by; disestilblishing or by disendowing her than hj dietptegrating her. The disestablishment of the 4&areh in Ireland had been most mischievous and disastrous in its effect, and he (the bishop) was con- -Viaced that similar measures in Wales would embitteir.L hundredfold the relations between Church act Nuaeonformity, throw back the work of the Church, and weaken the influence of religion. They, as CUrekelen. did not claim a penny of endowments to which they could not show the same title that KoBoOf< £ ortmsts could show to theirs. and if it was teA for the State to take from the Church the endow- given to her by her own children, it was jmaUf last to de the same to Nonconformists. £ tee*e&ng, the bishop contended that the inter- <jf secular and spiritual interests by Non. oouiarmi&t ministers in Wales did not promote re- PfioMj and he mentioned that in one small tows in Ida 0WB. diocese where the deacon of a chapel was a j liberator Building Society agent, £ 7,000 had been In& lipy poor members of a poor oommunity. He .ed with suspicion the claims of their opponents ■fhr* ft»y did not desire to reflect upon the clergy of ia Wales, and contended that the proposal for ■ thf drsaefcablishment and disendowment of the Church fa Vfalea did not rest upon truth and justice. Their qppomnt# said the time for argument had gone by. Ait* tree, because they never rested their case upon moiii argument, but upon appeal to passion and ty. and spite and greed. He asked them as JSbgluUi Churchmen to remember that the cause of itfceChareh was theirs as well as the cause of Welsh V^trarshinen. Yell.. more theire, because while the Ouseeb of Wales were defending an outpost, the tfjogtisk Churchmen were charged with the protection ..IIl the gasincitadel.
ICS. LLOYD-GEORGE REPLIES. Jfo-JX LrxjyD-GHOKOE, M P., speaking at Liverpool Tb«r«day evening, was received with loud cheers. H#•kids—Since I had the honour of addressing a mtltin g in thin all last the principles we then «dfWated and the prophecies we then ventured to mid have undergone the test of a general election. At thso, time the late Dean of St. Asaph was deluging And newspapers with articles on the de. of the oa'Jse of disestablishment. He isiilinf i itH with his usual force and confidence, audi with his wotrted manipulation of statistics and t the opinion of Wales on this great question hmd wnec been properly sought or given, and by J fcifl|ae*&on he challenged us to fight the ensuing 4tgK$ion npon that isrue. We accepted that chal- l0Bf & and what has been the result ? The quondam jtoa of St. Asaph is dean no longer. He was more aatisfted, and he gave it up. The completeness atiho Liberal victories appears to have demoralised • ffcf 8IC)it pugnacious spirits among the ecclesiastics, jlh# ,6g$iting bishop, when he wants to slander now ekjulks behind the cathedral walls of lmry, and squirts his venom from that shelter, doi tfce fighting dean cowen beneath the gown of an London professor to yell for quarter (hear, isttghter, and applause). But the day of grace pwt, and the Establishment will get just as little 8Ø\f1 sa ahe deserves and we can induoe the Liberal jtj&jitrj to WT8 her. I think the sweeping character g Of on liberal triumph is unparalleled in the history at aatWtølitieø But it was not won without the strenuoea effort on the part ef our opponents. ,,Ib# imie dean not only made free use of his pen, not aeuwered numberlesa harangues, but even went i&eleerth. by way of showing how the battle eoald won for a State Charoh, of establishing taMfcfcaotiha to tempt in converts. His followers were > Htfi gum to «aa« tne mnt. Jt>e«r noww kwv *««» IHHIT Chureh and State (hear, hear). The dis- tacties was aot all revealed in the election ZteutK, Eat it is a matter of public notoriety. Men .a never been suspected of the posseeaKMi of .af|K «ash or UberslteT, suddenly developed an Jbuaf eeamand ef both. Treating earned on by eagelBaa—not authorised agents—was the order of SMJMT And one cdtk^d not help admiring the ie^ewtand discretion displayed by Tory oanvaseers 'Ely tor. No men seemed to have a truer 1liirr x:— of the real Talue «f Tory argumenta, for iiwrr tried thorn OD s doubtful voter until tfloj j,/ frst «f all, reduced him to that mental oondiUon JkT wrlrfrlr alone such argnttkents oould influence him. rSMT washed down every argument, made every ■tUMfo to country and ereed palatable, and swept 4M* every scruple raised by oommonaense or oon- Siriirnr It must have been an invaluable ingredient ,:in ow sketioneering taelce of State Church agente. IW Wales resisted its blandishment* whilst soores M CkMrlish constituencies succumbed. I do not mumet, for a moment thai the tap Was the only ^nsa&t nsed by TowW ill wwr atlimpwa oot* TTrf-- Wales (appitauii). It was nadanbtedly ■ijUtt principal, but #iw their eohtary reeonree. ffcf*. were auxiliary and secondary means resorted ETWirat all they sent as the Marquis of Salisbury, AiJ Tory magnates gave their quarrymen and mbdWfer* cheap tript and a holiday in order to afford 4httm an opportunity of hearing the words of wisdom fata the lipe-of the Premier. The quarrymen availed StmttlvM of the oheap trip, enjoying the holiday, Setefeeu* .foe* to their prinoiples. They then eent Kr Joseph Chamberlain aa a sort of converted #& to enlighten thoee who weve still in darkness He earns with all that wealth of Brnm- polish in woida Mad aetien whwh to 4mUn- guished, and which also, I believe, account for his gre&t popularity in Birmingham. The astute traders of that city see the commercial advantage of booming a man whose style and appearance constitute a living advertisement to the quality of their ware (laughter). This keen politician made no doubt in his mind that, having talked over the intelligent artisan of the Midlands, he would have no difficulty in juggling the simple Welsh peasant. But we are not quite so simple as we look, and we had made up our minds that this fair-spoken gentleman merely desired to ingratiate himself with the garrison in order to hand over the keys of the citadel to the enemy. And he also went away empty-handed. Then there was a certain duke in a certain place ffho thought he would try his hanJ at it, and he resolved upon sending missionaries to convert the Welsh heathen (laughter). Now, this duke has two great ideas. One is to im- prove the breed of horses the other is to deteriorate the breed of men. His ideal of a horse is one which is so full of mettle and spirit that you dare hardly touch it with the point of your spur. His ideal of a man seems to be a spiritless hack, who, when he is cut to the flesh with a lordling's whip, has not enough mettle left in him to resent it. But when he went to Wales he searched in the wrong country for such sorry specimens of humanity. Besides, we happen to be rather suspicious of the motives of aristocratic Englishmen anxious for our political salvation. We guess they have more grace in their titles than they have in their hearts (laughter). So we just treated the mission as any other savages would. We took the beada-I fear some of us drank the firewater- and then we scalped the missionaries. And thus ended the famous attempt of the Duke of Orme- pardon the unintentional, but not unnatural mistake. I ought perhaps, not to forget another famous effort made to proselytise Welshmen. The Archbishop of Canterbury came down in all the pomp and glory of his official robes to bully Wkles into ounversion. With arrogant mien and with words of menace he declared to us that, "coming from the steps of the throne of Augustine," he would not tolerate the dis- establishment of the Welsh Church. We sent him back as we sent his predecessor before him who vapoured in the same fashion, to learn the lesson that in spiritual questions Welshmen recognise but one throne. And how ignominiously ended all this endeavour to corrupt Wales with beer and bishops Only three members out of a total of thirty-iwo. Only three, in spite of dranken ohairmen and com- pliant judges. There is the battered and blacknnsa remnant of that Light Brigade of State Churchiam, which, mounted on beer barrels and led by an arch- bishop, charged the infidel host (laughter and applause). What a degradation for the throne of Augustine! But now comes a more important matter for our consideration: What have we fought and won this long struggle for? It is not for the delight of baffling earls and dukes and ecoleaiaatioal dignitaries, however delicious that experience may be in itself. It is bedauae Wales hoped to seoure religious equality as the result of victory. And she will be satisfied with nothing less. I think it was Burke who said that it was the first duty of a states. man to study the temper of the people whom he governed. I would humbly recommend that study to Liberal statesmen, as far as my country is con. cerned, Wales is. in no mood for trifling with her neat political question. She is prepared, if needs be, to sacrifice her political connection, her devotion to great statesmen, and even her respect for law in order to ensure the freedom and equality upon which jier soul is bent. I do not think she will be called upon to make any of these deplorable sacrifices. The Liberal party stands pledged to give to disestab- lishment and disendowment of the Welsh Church a second place upon its programme. All we expect is lishment and disendowment of the Welsh Church a second place upon its programme. All we expect is this—that before any other question of any moment is dealt with after Home Rule passes through the Com- mons a thorough measure of dinestablishment and disendowment-not a half-hearted one, not a bill that takes misappropriated endowments out of one sacerdotal pocket in order to put them in another; nor yet a bill that will disestablish one Church in order to endow another, but a com. plete honest measure—will be sent up to the House of Lords. That we deserve; nothing less, to my mind, can we possibly accept. Once it has been sent on its career to the upper chamber, I care not what becomes of it there. By throwing it out the Peers will be doing their own order more harm than they can possibly inflict on our movement. We shall be content to await the sequel of their action with the greatest possible equanimity (hear, hear). The more good bills they reject the merrier, and they will Boon be overwhelmed in the dtbri* of beneficent measures be overwhelmed in the debris of beneficent measures they have wrecked. Now, these are our intentions— what are our opponents' tactics ? In the National Review for the present month there is an article by a certain Mr Boscawen, M.P., who, although a Welsh landlord in a country where he would have ue believe the Church is making tremendous strides, has never had the temerity to offer himself as a candidate for the representation of that county in Parliament. Now I do not allude to this article because of the positien of its writer, nor of any special merit in his contribution, but rather because it seems to sum up the attitude and hopes of the Church party at the present moment. And I have no doubt it also indicates the game they intend playing. It is a game of delay. They hope to achieve two purposes thereby —one is to complicate the question of Welsh dis. establishment with the broader and more general issue of religious equality throughout the whole of Britain. The other is to prolong the struggle until the proselytising movement in Wales has done the work which they have ordained that it should. As to the former all I have to say is this-if they succeed in their object the Church alone will. regret such a complication. As to the hopes they base upon the mischievous proselytiam which the Church has initiated, I feel coufident that their anticipations are doomed to a dismal disappointment. I trust, there. fore, that Englishmen will pay no heed to the frantic appeals for delay made to them on this ground. As this seems to constitute the bulk of Church Defence literature at the present moment, I think it would be worth while, by reference to Mr Boscawen's article, to show how utterly baseless these expectations of a change in Welsh sentiment on this question are. And perhaps, in the first place, I may be permitted to point out how absusd the article is in itself. According to the contention of Church Defence advocates, you are not to pass a. measure which would be justifiable under present circumstances, because the circumstanoes may be different twenty years hence. Toryism is shifting its ground. Formerly. its principle was that to reform a law was unnecessary, bocause that law was useful a hundred years ago. Its argument now appears to be, Do not reform this institution, because it may be useful-a hundred yeam hence." Well, a good many things may happen in a hundred or even twenty yeart-' time. For instance, I should not be surprised if one found then that Church squirep possessed neither farms nor money wherewith to purchase preverts. That is a far more likely con- tingency than Mr Bo@c¡¡,wen' proposition. Land reform would be as fatal to proselytilm all local option is likely to prove. Once you remove the dynamos the machine will not work. Here is another gpeeimen of the squirely logic by which Mr Bosca- wen has arrived at the conclusion that the days of Dissent are numbered. Dissent only started in 1814, and, therefore, it must come to an end in 1914. Now, that sounds more like a prophecy from Old Moore's than a sober argument by a member of the Legislature in a respectable maga- zine (applause). It is not a question of whether Dissent ia new or antiquated. Its proapeots ef per. manenoy depend upon the depth and nature of its foundation, upon the material out, of which it has been erected, upon whether those materials are adapted to the atmospherio conditions of the country, and upon the manner of men who fashioned and put together those materials. On all .these points this at least can be said, and the insulting and scornful man- ner with which the men of Boscawen type constantly refers to Nonconformity compels me to say it. Welsh I Nonconformity, at least, was not initiated by and has not been founded upon divorce decreea obtained by fraud and falsehood. Neither was it btailt up by I men whose handa were tainted with the blood of martyrs. Nonconformity is to oease to De a living force in Wales twenty years hence No man know- ing its history eould possibly make so ridiculous a statement. Let ne restate the Church position with segard to proselytism in order to fully appreciate it. Twenty years hence Nonconformity will be no more. This new movement in the Church will have over. whelmed it with its inrush. Wales is not to be swayed in coming* to her extraordinary decision in the slightest degree by the fact that Nonconformity rescued her from the ignorance, immorality,and irre. ligion in which she has been landed by this identical Church. She is to dismiss the great traditions of Dissent whioh are the glecy of her past. She is to abandon without I b, and for no ostensible reason, the creed which hatf fashioned her thought and satu- rated her very temperament, which is now the mosli. powerful moral influeiiW in the land; the is toforgot the illustrious dead of Dissent whom she has hitherto t&A inoint her saints, and even the brilliunt thing. And how is this marvellous and unprecedented transformation to be effected P By the baraiag alo. qnence of men of the intellectual status of I^vnipefrer curates. And that is not all. These overpowering orators are to scatter revolution around by their passionate plem.for a Churoh whose record is a blot upon Welsh history. Verily this man's faith is un- bounded. If it were of the right quality, it would remove mountains. But, happily for the Weleh landscape, it is not, aud so oar interesting uiUs remain where they are fer the present (Uinghter). In fact, it is nothing but the supercilious oenfidenee of a country squire, who thinks that the creed which is adapted to him mnet neeeoaarily he divine. But the modtm cpermtdi of the sew missioWwW is, if Bb I Boscawen,B description of it be reliable, etill more remarkable. He bases the whole of his calculations for the transfiguration of Wales in twenty years upon the fact that the clairgy do not preach to please. Well, I admit their bitterest foe could not legiti. mately bring that charge against them. And if any hope can be founded upon the circumstances that the preaching of the Establishment priests affords their congregation no delight, then truly hath proaelytism a great career before it. But let Mr Bosoawen and his olients rest assured Welshmen are not going to commit an act of stupid treachery to the creed that has served them so well in the past, which is doing them increased and increasing service In the present, and which gives promite of still greater things for the futvre. Over a year ago I ventuted here to ridicule the idea that Wales weuld play false to her allegiance. The elections which have occurred eince have confirmed me in my belief. Never before has the influence of Dissent been so powerful. Never before has that of the Church been so feeble. Wales will have nothiDg to do with her. That Establish- ment has insulted our language, our literature, and our traditions. It has been the constant foe of what is best and noblest in our nationality. It has slain our prophets and persecuted our great men. It has put its curse aud ban upon the heroes of our freedom, whilst its blessinga were reserved for our oppressors. Is Wales to return to such a polluted embrace? No; the whole trend of the natioual life is in a contrary direction. Have you ever observed a plantation on a storm-beaten hillside? How the trees bend from the prevailing blasts and the branches refuse to meet its advances! How the whole growth of the forest seems to be one consistent effort to escape from the blight which comes from that one quarter That is how Wales shuns this Church. The nation has grown from it. All the persecutions of little Waifs have proceeded from that quarter. In farm and quarry, in schoolroom and courtroom, its blight has been upon the land, and the whole growth of the natural life seeme to be one oonstant strain towards ellcapinlf from its withering influences, and now, when the fabrics of Dissent shelter U8 from the un- welcome blasts, we do not intend to permit the pro. tecting edifices to crumble into ruin, not even to propitiate all the raok-rentiiig squirearchy of Christ- endom (lond and prolonged applause). Writing to the Daily Vew, of Friday, the Rev. Guinness Rogers says:- Sir,—The unworthy attempt of the Bishop of St. Asaph to mix up the affairs of the Liberator with Church Defence, and to create a prejudice against Nonconformist ministers in Wales by holding them up ae agents of the society, finds a curious reply in your report of the proceedings in relation to Canon Ha>smaa's schemes. But I have no desire to adopt such unworthy tactics. After all, the assail- ants and defenders of the Establishment have in. terests at heart which they would not imperil for the sake of a party advantage and it is these only which will suffer by a style of oontroversy in which any weapon that comes to hand is used for the pur-" pose of damaging an opponent. The Bishop's latest utterance, however, is aa fatuous as it is uncharitable. What if some Nonconformist minis- ters did eke out their poor incomes by acting as agenta for a society in whose soundness they fully believed, they acted with perfect bona fides in com- mon with numbers of others. A friend of mine had a brother minister from the-Continent spending his holiday with him, and being greatly enamoured of Liberator investments commended them to his visitor, with the result that both were losers. Which of them is open to blame ? And a still more pertinent question, what possible relation has the whole business to Church Defence? The truth is Nonconformist ministers are largely losers, but how this is to be turned against tnem or still more against the Free Church principles they represent paeses my comprehension.
LLANLLUGAN. BINT AUDIT,—The half-yearly rent audit of the Llanhugan estate was held at the Cefn Coch Inn on Saturday week, when the renta were received by Mr Bennett Rowlands. A remission of 12lper cent was made by Mr Herbert, and the tenants were exceedingly pleased with the reduction. After busi- ness the tenants and guests sat down to an excellent dinner, which was served in capital style by Mrs Griffiths. After dinner the loyal toasts were duly proposed and honoured. Mrs Cauon Herbert's English and Welsh tracts and books were distributed among the tenants, and were highly appreciated. SCHOOL IBOAP.D.-Thuritday week, present, the Rev. W. Benjamin, chairman, Mr E. Evans, vice- chairman, Mr Watkin, Frongoch, the Rev. C. Williams, The Vicarage, Mr Bennett, Adfa. Mr R. Davies, Adfa, Mr R. Gethin, Pantycrai, and Mr Morris, clerk. Miss Reese, of Cwm School, sent in her resignation, which was reluctantly accepted. The Board appointed the Rev. C. Williams and Mr Bennett to procure estimates for clocks.—The Clerk reported that the school fees, .£8 7s. 6d., had been received from the Education Department, and were deposited in the bank, and also that the accounts of the Board, after being examined by the Rev. W. Benjamin and the Rev. C. Williams, had been certified by the auditor to be correct. Several bills were considered, and the Rev. C. Williams and Mr Bennett were appointed to sign cheques, amounting to about .£37, on behalf of the Board.
ABERMULE. RAILWAY EKPLOTIS' DINNJeR.- The fiist annual dinner of the Cambrian Railways Employes of Abermule Station and the Kerry Branch was held at the Waterloo Arms, Abermule, on Wednesday evening last. The work of collecting subscriptions and making all the arrangemouts was very ably carried out by Mr Newell, Kerry, and Mr John Williams, Abermule. In addition to the railway officials there were a large number of friends, numbering altogether about thirty-five. An excellent dinner was served up by the Host and Hostess, Mr and Mrs Edward Parry, to which ample justioe was done. The chair was occupied by Mr R. Lewis- Andrew, and the vice-chairs were filled by Messrs Wm. Alderson, Kerry, and Saml. Miller, Junr. Abermule. Among those preeent were Mr John Stephens, Abermule, Mr Bert. Williams, Kerry, Mr Evans, Kerry, Mr White, Kerry, Mr Thomas, postmaster, Mr Rees Davie4, Mr C. Jones, Mr C. Evans, Mr T. Field, stationmaster, and the railway employ68 of the Abermule and Kerry Stations.— After dinner the Chairman rose, amid applause, to propose the Health of her Majesty the Queen, and the rest-of the Royal Family, whioh was cordially responded to.-He then gave the Health of the Bishop asd Clergy, and Ministers of all Denomina- tions, and remarked upon. the good feelings that existed between all religious bodies. He believed that by them working in unison they would more easily understand each other, and appreciate the great exertions that each were making on behalf of Christianity. They would also better understand their difficulties, and by working together thoee difficulties would disep, sr. He would oouple with thv toast the name of Mr William Thomas (applause). -Mr Thomas said that they in that neighbourhood were endeavouring to draw together. He had been a resident there for about thirty years, and he could say that they were closer together now than he ever remembered them to be. He hoped that friendship and union of spirits would go on, and as they advanced in years that they would get doaer and closer (hear, hear).—SoDg, The old mare," Mr Saml. Miller, Junr.—Mr Alderson then proposed the Health of the Army and Navy, and in doing so referred to the strength and excellent condition of the army and navy at the present time. He coupled with the toast the name of Mr John Stephens, who reapoimdecl.-Song, Home, once more," Mr Field.- The Chairman then rose to propose Success to the Cambrian Railways Company. Referring to the directors, he said that he believed that they tried to do all they could to benefit the community through- out the whole length of the line. He wished, in proposing the toast, to speak more particularly about those in their own neighbourhood. It was a great pleasure to him to come there that night and take the chair. He did not think there was any work more difficult or of a more hazardous character c than railway work. Although they might feel that the orders sometimes given were of a harsh nature, yet they would learn by the unanimity that existed between the highest and lowest official present that evening that each apparent harshness was only discipline, andt did not emanate from the individual (applause). He certainly hoped that the nret dinner would not be by any means the last, and that they would continae for many long years, when he trusted would continae for many long years, when he trusted to, again have the happiness of spending such an evening with them (hear, hear). He coupled with the toast the name of Mr Friar and lib. Newell .(applanseX—Mr Friar said that be hardly felt himself capable to respond to the toast with which his name had been coupled. He was a member of the longest railway in Wales, and had been for over a period of twenty years. He had been under four different managers, ani fie must confess that the last one was the best of the four (loud applause). Saoh of them were fully aware of their duties, and if they should at any time fail to carry them out, or overlook l1. they would feel indebted to the publu it tlley WlQ point them out, so that in future they might be rectified (applause).—Mr Newell aleo responded, and in doing 80 mM that he desired to assist them on all occasions (hear, bear). Song, The anchor's weighed," Mr J. Stephens; speeches by the Chairman and Mr Alderson song, The village blacksmith." The Chairman Mr J. Stephens proposed the Vice- chairman, and responded to by Mr Alderson and Mr S. Miller, Junr.; vote of thanks to Chairman, by Mr Aldereon, and carried with musical honours; Hoct and Hoe tees by the Chairman, and responded to by Mt Parry- The company, after having thoroughly enjoyed themselves, aad Anging "God awe the goein/' diaperoti,
BUCKNELL. j BUDDE. DKATBS.—On Saturday a sad case of sudden death occurred at Bucknell. It appears that Mr John Beaumont, a farmer aged 78, had been com- plaining of being unwpl!, and died somewhat suddenly. —The same day, Mr William Robert Danlly, aged 58, retired to bed at ten o'clock on Saturday night apparently all right, and at 7-30 on Sunday morning his sister went to call him, and found him lying dead in bed. The Coroner has been communicated with, but no inquest will be held.
CHURCHSTOKE. CAPTURE OF A DANGEROUS DOG.—On Sundav the village was aroused by the capture of a dog which had been killing sheep in the neighbourhood. It appears that on Saturday a cloudy coloured dog was seen busy killing a sheep, the property of Mr Jones, of Marrigton Farm, and on Sunday morning he was again disturbed in the act of killing one at Calcut Farm, the property of Mrs Sutton. From there he was followed to Churchstoke, and with the assistance of Police-constable Davies and others, he was caught IInd locked up at the Court House Inn to await the arrival of an owner.
KNIGHTON. SUDDEN DEATH, — The Rev. W. R. Dalby, formerly Wesleyan minister at Knighton, and latterly supernumerary minister on the same circuit, died suddenly at his residence, Woodville, Knighton, on Sunday morning week. Mr Dalby retired to rent in his usual health on Saturday night, saying he felt warm and comfortable, but when his room was entered on Sunday morning he was found dead in bed. The deceased gentleman, who was 60 years of age, was to take duty at the Wetleyan Chapel, Knighton, on Sunday morning.
SHREWSBURY. THE LATE MB. J. HAWLEY E-DWIRD& On Saturday morning week the Town Clerk of Shrews- bury, Mr H. C. Clarke, received a telegram informing him of the death of Mr J. Hawley Edwards, who for nearly twenty years how been clerk to the borough magistrates. Mr Edwards had suffered trom cancer in the throat, and about three months ago obtained leave of absence from his duties in the VOUlt, upon which he went to reside at Old Colwyn, where he died. Upon the borcugh magistrates taking their seats on the bench on Saturday week, the Mayor (Mr G. Evans), referring to the subject, said the whole bench felt that they had lost one of the best and most able men that the country could supply, and he would ask the Depnty clerk (Mr H. W. Hughes), on behalf of the bench to eonvey to Mrs Edwards an expression of their sincere sympathy with her in her bereavement.—Mr W. Phillips said as one who bad sat upon the bench for seme time during Mr Edwards's official life he would take that opportunity of expressing his deep personal regret at the loss they had all sustained by his death. Mr Edwards was thoroughly up in his work, he Was always exceedingly civil and obliging in the discharge of his duties, and he was altogether a man whom it would be very difficult to re-place.—Mr F. W. Williams (soiioitor) said he felt that a few words from him on that sad occasion would be tolerated by their worships, and not regarded as an undue delay. ing of the business of the Court. On behalf of those who like himself practised there, he should like to say that the profession had lost one of its ablest members, certainly one of its most brilltant advocates. Mr Edwards could not of course practise before their worships, but they who had met him in other places knew his powers in that respect, and in that Court they had lost one whom they all looked upon as a true personal friend, always ready to help, able even beyond the flattering description the Bench had given of his abilities, and courteous to a degree that was never failing.—Mr H. Blackwell, Chief Constable, on behalf of the borough police, testified how much they all deplored Mr Edwards's death. Their late Clerk was ever ready to assist the police with the valuable advice they could always get from him. All of them were exceedingly sorry to hear of his death, and begged to offer their condolence to the widow.—Mr Edwards filled; the office nearly twenty years, succeeding his late father, who held it five or six years. The appointment rests with the borough bench, aad is worth ^6600 a year. The remains were interred at the Shrewsbury General Cemetery. The coffin was conveyed on Tuesday, at noon, from Old Colwyn to Shrewsbury by train. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. Prebendary Wightman in a most impressive manner. There were present-the Mayor, Mr G. Evans, Members of the Borough Bench, Town Council, und Borough and County Police. The coffin was covered with wreaths. The mourners were Mrs Edwards, Mr and Miss Spencer, Mr Perry, Miss Edwards, aud Mr and Mrs Trancer.
KNIGHTON. SAVINGS BANK.—The half-yearly meeting of trustees and managers of this blink was held ou the 12th inst., when the accounts for the year ended 20th November, 1892, which had been audited by Mr E. M. Parker, of the Birmingham District and Counties Bank, were examined. The full capita: of the bank is a little over X20,000, of which all but about £ 200 in the hands of the treasurer, Mr J. P. Medl co-- I., is invested with the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, this giving the depositor* per- fect security. The actuary, Mr W. A. Collins, reported that one of the inspectors under the Savings Bank Act, 1891, had recently made a tho .rough examination of the books, expressing himself com- pletely satisfied with the same. FORTHCOMING VISIT OF THE SHROPSHIRE: AND WIEST-MIDL,&ND SHOW.—On Friday evening week, at the Swan Hotel, a public meeting of tradesmen was held in connection with a meeting to be held on Thursday of farmers and gentlemen of the district. The principal business was to appoint a local secretary, collectors, and committee for carrying out local arrangements. There were present:-hl r Frank Edwards, M.P., Messrs J. R. Bache, C. Laugford, E. M. Parker, J. Bright. F. Brown, W. B. Stedman, J. Beaman, J. Blower, J. W. Davies, J. P. Davies, W. G. Bowen, H. Elsmore, E. Tudge. IL6 Roaerts, W. James, J. Strawaon, T. James, J. Turner, G. Robinson, C. Evsas, E. Hammond, C. Davies. J. Owen, H. Clee, J. Cartwright, R. A. Duvies, J. L. Allcock, W. Evans, &c.—Mr Frank Edwards. M.P., having been voted to the choir, Mr J W. Davies said that meeting was being held in conjunction with another one to be held on the following Thursday. They could hardly expect to see their tradesmen present at a meeting on a Thursday, as it was their market, but still it was a good day for farmers to attend. Having read some correspondence of minor importance he stated that the following subscriptions had been received towards the guarantee fund.- Lord Ormathwaite, J650; Mr Frank Edwards. M.P., .£50; Mr A. J. Bradney,£50; Mr P. C. Milbank, Sir Edward Ripley, Bart., £ 25. Mr Davies also mentioned that the total sum required to be found by the guarantors would be something over XGW.-MR Bache said that the same site as that secured for the vipit of the show in 1885 had again been obtained for .;£40. and if any exceptive damage .;M.-Lord Ormathwaite was unanimously elected president of the show, with Mr Frank Edwards, M. P., as vice-president.—Mr Davies explained that it was necessary to elect three ex-officio gentlemen to act with the general committee of the society, and Mr W. R. Edwards. Mr J. Bright, and Mr J. P. Davies were appoii,ted.-A committee was then appoint ad to collect subscriptions in the town, and the following gentlemen were ohosen-Mr J J Blower, Mr C. iang- ford, and Mr E. M. Parker.—The appointment of a local secretary was next considered, and Messrs J. W. Davies and Watkins, auctioneers, were unani- mously appointed secretaries,, with a salary of X20 with expeDses.-A committer comprising tèse pre. sent was unanimously elected-—Mr C. Landlord and Mr C. Davies were of opinion that there would be too many on the committee,, and that it would work better to have a lesser oner-Mr Bache pointed out that a sub-committee could be appointed, and that he thought would settle tSte matter. T.e subject then ended.—A short discussion endued as to whether they should ask the Penybont Agricultural Society to join them ol-give them soma assistance, but thik, subject waa doterred.-A vote of thanks having been accorded to the Chairman, the meeting terminated.
FOOTBALL. STAJTORD R4 £ TASR$ v. WKJTCHCRCH.—These teams met at Stafford on Saturday week. Whit- church drew fixst blood, and before the interval the Sangers equalised. On resuming, Stafford had the advantage, asd the final result was—Rangers three, Whitchurch; ous. Referee, Mr R. F. Mcllwraith, Shrewsbury. WELSH JUNIOR CUP-SECOND ROUND. SHRI-WSBURT RESEB,Y& T. WROCKWARDINX W OOD.- Thi. match was played at Wrookwardine on Saturday week, and resulted in a draw-three goals each. Shrewsbury led by three goals to one twenty miautea from the close of the game, and in the last few minutes Wrockwardine equalised, and an exciting game ended as above indicated. Referee, Mr R. T, Gough, Oswestry.
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