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t Brecknocks' Popular Chaplain. i APPOINTED BISHOP SUFFRAGAN I OF SWANSEA. j It is officially announced that the Ring lias I been pleased to approve the appointment of the Venerable Edward Latham Bevan, Archdeacon of Brecon, to be Bishop Suffragan of Swansea. The new bishop, who is a son of the late Arch- deacon Wm. Bevan, for many years vicar of Hay, and one of the most eminent ecclesiastics of his age, was born at Weymouth on October 27, 1861. He was educated at first privately, and then at Hertford College, Oxford, and took his B.A. and M.A. degrees in due course. He was ordained deacon in 1886, and priest a year later. Before coming to Brecon, he laboured at Weymouth for five years as curate of Holy Trinity Church, and became well-known as the first chaplain to the Gordon Boys' Home, a post which he occupied from 1891 to 1896. He became very popular with the boys, and took a deep interest in their welfare. He succeeded the late Rev. Herbert Williams as vicar of Brecon in 1897, and had not been long in the town before he recognised the necessity for a central place, where all branches of Church work could be supervised. As a result, Church House was established, central premises being secured in Lion street. Various clubs were formed, and the institution became a strong influence among the youth of the town. He was appointed rural dean of Brecon (Part I.) in 1902, and succeeded his father, the Ven. William Latham Bevan, as arch- deacon, in 1907. In this capacity he has done a great work for the Church, not only in the Dio- cese of St. David's, but in many parts of England, as speaker at Church Defence meetings. He is chaplain to the 1st Breconshire Territorials, which is under the command of Lord Glanusk, and has only recently returned from Aden, where he served with the battalien for a period of six months. His work as chaplain has not been confined to spiritual ministrations. He has :or years taken great in- terest in the men's recreation in camp, and has made himself famous as a provider of cheap re- freshments, his camp work in Pembrokeshire last year being a notable example of his valuable ser- vices in this direction. When the Education Act was passed in 1902 Archdeacon Bevan, who had already served on the Brecon School Board, was very prominent in the heated controversy that obtained *at that period. He personally sought election as county councillor for the Watton division of Brecon, and, although defeated at the first time of asking,- lie ultimately gained the seat, which he still retains. He is chairman of the Breconshire Education Authority, and, in that position, has shown so much ability and impartiality that his election to the chair is annually voted by friends and opponents alike. He is also chairman of the Brecon County School Governors, a governor of Christ College, Brecon, and a member of the Brecon Board of Guardians and the Burial Board. He is a well-known mem- ber of convocation, and has made frequent ap- pearances at the Church Congress. H is an elo- quent preacher and platform orator, and there is probably no one more popular amongst all classes in the county. The new bishop is a born or- ganiser and an indefatigable worker, and, as such, no better selection could have been made to fill the vacancy which was created by the death, a short time ago, of Bishop Lloyd, of Cantreff, Brecon.

GUARDIANS' CONGRATULATIONS.…

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DECREASE OF PROSECUTIONS.