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Llanclly Church Schools. I

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FALLEN WOMEN. I APPEAL BY THE REV. HUGH JONES. I The annual meeting of the Young Women's Christian Association was held at the Old Town Hall on Friday evening, Mr. Harry D. Evans presiding, being supported by Mrs. W. H. Ludford (treasurer), Miss Brodie, and Mrs. H. D. Evans. Mrs. W. Y. Nevill presided at the reception held earlier in the afternoon, supported by Mrs. Daniel Williams (Box) and others, when solos were rendered by Mrs. Morton Evans, Miss Margery Evans, and a pianoforte solo by Miss Gertie Evans. About sixty young people attended, and the building was beautifully decorated by Mr. David Evans, Bradford House. The -officers of the local branch are:— President, Mrs. W. Y. Nevill; vice-president, Mrs. Daniel Williams; hon. treasurer, Mrs. W. H. Ludford, West End; hon. sec., Miss M. Brodie; Iron, gazette secretary, Miss Dorothy Jones, Edanhurst The balance sheet %as presented by the hon. treasurer, which snowed that the total receipts amounted to iE42 5s. ICd., and the expenditure to k28 13s. -ii., leaving a balance in hand of iEl3 12s. 3d. I The Chairman, in opening the evening meeting said he did not know why he had been asked to preside unless it was on ac- count of his connection with the Y.M.C.A. Possibly, many people would be favourably inclined towards these associations if they only knew more about them. It was not un- derstood generally how the different branches all round tho world were linked up together. Members who went away from Llanelly vould receive a welcome from members In almost any part of the world they might go to. The Association would receive greater support if the advantages were better known. Miss Weather bed, a lady who had spent three years in Y.W.C.A. work at Calcutta, re- presenting the Wect of England and South Wales, said much good work had already been done in IueLl. She hoped shortly to return to the field of labour. Calcutta was a, great city, very thickly populated, and there was a need for more Christian workers. There were 59 different languages spoken in the city. She hoped that in future the members would have a world-wide view of The Association, and not limit their efforts to their own locality. The Bengali students were very earnest, and at times asked most, difficult questions. The Indian people looked upon all who were not I of their own religion as Christians, and one of the difficulties experienced in the work was the bad example set by so-called Chris- tians. One day she noticed a white soldier, the worse for drink, helped into a cab by a native policeman. The natives looked on with derision, and said, "That is a Christian man." There were many difficulties to contend with in the mission field. The Rev. Hugh Jones moved a hearty vote of thanks to the speaker. There was much work, he said, to be done by the Y.W.C.A. even in Llanelly. The record of the work done in India should stimulate all members to greater effort. They could not all go to the mission field. There was an old adage that "Charity begins at home." Amongst young women in Llanelly There was serious business to be done. Only that day lie came across a sad case, when he inquired into the circum- stances of a young girl of 15 going about begging. How were young women of that kind to be dealt with ? They had been told of what, was done in India. Why could not a similar effort be made to save their sisters at home ? Was there a barrier between them and the sisters that had fallen ? Unfortunately, there were a n UUI bertn Lkmely. What effort was being made to rescue the unfortunate women of their own town—a Christian town with people who prided themselves upon the number of their churches and chapels. Al- most, everyone was connected with some pbice of worship. He was, however, afraid the ladies did not seem inclined to come forward. It was not possible for everyone to go into j the mission field, but many little services could be performed. He was afraid there was too much 'standuppishness," and they should get rid of b as soon as possible. I Brodie. in seconding, said they had all much enioyed the address of Miss Weathbed, and she hoped that it would prove an incen- ¡ tive to g'^atcr effort in the future. She felt j rather ashamed of the siiiail stum sent by the Llanelly Franch towards the Indian Fund, and hoped that a more substantial sum would be sent next year. She appealed to everyone present to bring 'n all the young women who were strangers, and give them a wel- come. The Ch-;rman. in supporting, said that by attending the meeting lie had discovered that There was more than one orator in the Brodie family n:ltJ11tC). Miss Westho"! nri responded. Solos wer" rendered by Miss Gladys Lewis, Miss Tilly Thomas, and Mr. W. J. Jenkins.

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