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I ROYAL LIVER FRIENDLY I SOCIETY. ANNUAL CONFERENCE AT I LLANDUDNO. A GRATIFYING BALANCE SHEET. I The proceedings of the annual conference of the Royal Liver Friendly Society were resumed at Llandudno on Thursday, Mr J. W. Barlow presiding. A committee was appointed to consider the question of the extension of the per- iod during which the bor.us to the society's staffs shall continue to be paid. Employ- ees, n9 well as the unions of the outride and >ndoor staffs, are represented on the committee. The following were appointee! on the committee :-Messrs G. Belsten, Bristol; 1'. M. Short, Heme Hill; H. C. Watson, London; H. R. Lloyd, Longton T. Abra- ham, Preston; and E. S. Turton, Shef- field. The outdoor staff of the society were represented on the comjnitteo by Messrs James Clarke, president of the Agents' Union; R. H. Edwards, general secretary of the Agents' Union, and G H. Deakin, of the Executive Committee of the Union. The representaties appointed by the indoor staff were Mr Ralph Stephenson, ^president of the Clerks' Union. "BEST BALANCE SHEET IN I SOCIETY'S HISTORY." Mr J. Badlay, chairman of the Com- mittee of Management, moved the adop- tion of the balance sheet, first proposing that sympathy be expressed with the re- latives of deceased members of the staffs, particularly those who fell in the service of their country. This Ni-ae passed, the delegates uprising. Mr Badlay said the present one was the best balance shtet in the society's his- tory. Thee was an increase on industrial business of over 957,000, or 5.41 per cent. Ireland. for the first time, led the way in its percentage of increase on industrial tables. This society was the first, after the signing of the armistico, to remove war restrictions on its business, thus giving its staffs a free hand. The increase on or- dinary branch business last year was 10.47 per cent., and on house-purchase tables 33.48 per cent. Never before had the so- ciety done so well in its interest-canning capacity. Last year's increase in that dir- ection was R19,(ft. Their income from War Loan investments was over £ 59,000. That proved that the society helped the Government in a difficulty to its utmost capacity. But the investment was also a good business proposition. Loans to local authorities amounted to over 258,000. The increase in collections last year was greater than the total collections of the society in 1913. Major H. E. Bray, Bristol, seconded the adoption of the accounts, and was suppor- ted by eoveral delegates, who congratula- ted the committee of management and the staff upon being able to present such an excellent record for the past year's work- lllK. I THE TREASURERSHIP. Mr S. Skelton, J.P Liverpool, h aving expressed desire to resign the treasurer- rfiip of the society, subject to his reced- ing suitable retiring allowance, the dole gftijn at their meeting on Friday, upon the motion of Mr T, Archer, Pvcston, sec- onded by Mr J. H. Steele, S:ilford, u.'iani- mc-usly passed itie following resolution-— "That we, the delegates, in annual meet- ing assembled, appreciate to the full the iery long and excellent services rendered to the society by the treasurer, Mr S. Skeiton. J.l- and respectfully express the- desire that he will not relinquish the posi- tion at this, the most critical time for in- sui inco societies, but that the society may still have the benefit of his past experience and sound advn-e." Mr Skeiton (who was greeted with loud applause) said he had not quite recovered from the effects of a serious illness, but after the kind appreciation fihown him he was quite willing to comply with the wishes of the delegation tnd the members of the staff from all parts of the country, to continue to act as their treasurer, and to do his host for the society and its workers. Mr Skeiton then withdrew his resiarna- tion. ITie remainder of Friday's business was devoted to the discussion of internal man- agement affairs of the society. I THE STAFF AND THEIR WAR, I BONUS. On Saturday morning, Mr J. W. Barlow presiding, Mr Badlay eaid he had a state- ment to make which, he felt sure, would give considerable pleasure to members of the delegation. He was authorised by thu Joint Committee which had been elected on the opening day to consider the ques- tion. of the continuance of the war bonus to the society's staffs, to announce that it had solved the problem up to May, ]920 (cheers). On It thorough consideration of the facts, ami pith tho assistance of their officials, Mr Maudiinp (actuary) and Mr Corlett (solicitor), they could guarantee that. The staffs, through their represen- tatives, had rightiv asked for more They did not blame them for so do- ing, but thosb representatives having entered fully into the discussion and con- sideration of the matter, row believed that the staffs would be satisfied if the delega- tion agreod that the present rate of bonus would be continued till, next May. This was only a preliminary announcement. A formal report would be presented, but in the meantime the delegation might rest satisfied that the proposal would operate and they hoped that between now and next May the same committee would meet again and bring forward a proposal which. I it was hoped, would mean permanently better conditions for the future (applause). t SUPERANNUATION. The delegates proceeded to appoint a committee of 12 to meet, as necessary, to go into the questuion of superannuation al- lowances for the inside and outside staffs; also into that of delegation representation for the arious electoral areas throughout the United Kingdom, and to prepare schemes and report to the society's annual meeting in May, 1920 The following were elected to form the committeeMessrs H. C. Watson (London), J. W. Barlow (Accrington), Alderman J. Collins, J.P. (Blackpool), W. Cadogan (Newport, Mon.), T. Archer (Preston), W. Harris (Merthyr), T. Thompson (Belfast), E. Byrne, J.P. (Ashton-under-Lyne), Coun- cillor P. J. Kelly (Liverpool), ergentJ. G. A. Sharpe (Lichfield), G. Behten (Bris- tol), and W. C. Crimmins (Dublin). DELEGATES GO MOTORTTvrn -4'1" I On Sunday motor tours were teucen to various places of interest by the delegates. The weather continued fine throughout the tours and the delegates expressed them- selves highly delighted with the pictur- I esque scenery through which they passed. I WAR BONUS XTEXDËD TO ( HIGHER PAID OFFICIALS. Upon the resumption of the conference on Monday the Secretary (Mr C. Daw) re- ported that the committee appointed to consider the c^ueaidon of extending the war bonus to the staffs had decided that the bonus should be continued to May, 1920, on the same basis as hitherto, and it had also been decided to extend the war bonus to those of the staff who were at present excluded through receiving a sal- ary of 25 a week and over. t COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT. I The retiring members of the Committee of Management were re-elected by a large maturity, namely, Messrs W. G. Heath, A. E. Kirkpatrick and J. E. Owen. The following representatives were also t re-elected ;-Scotland. Bailie M. T. Han- ningan, J.P., Dundee; Ireland, Mr Wil- liam T. Ryan; Wales, Mr Daniel Thomas, PontvDridd. In the case of the Irish representation a vacancy caused by the death of Mr Chris- ■N.
UNITED WALES AND I RE-UNITED CELTIA. A BOLD FORWARD POLICY. I (From a Correspondent). I Tibere are in process of being formed quite a number of Wekih Societies in North Wales of the broad general type of those known aa "Cymrnroàbnon." Theee, non-political in character, a.re markedly NaitioiiaJist in purpose and in- spiration. Within the past two or three years they halre spread witili very consider- able vigour throughout South Wales. Theee have been affiliated to, and become an inte,gral force in what is knowy as The Union of Welsh National So- cieties. The approaching National Eis- tediulfod will witness a demonstration in force. and it is contemplated. poiby at the time of the Eisteddfod, to noId a ser- ies of conferences of these on the ?S oc,e-t ,:ez? on the North Watea Coast—probably at Colwyn Bay. The Union held it* annual meet- ing last Saturday at Abertridwr, near Cardiff. In his presidential address at the con- ference, Mr E. T. John (the defeated can- didate for West Denbighshire at the last Parliamentary election) said a great Cel- he -conference would meet in Edinburgh the coming autumn, when tome of the greatest scholars of the age would deal with matters pertaining- to the language, literature, history, mus-ie, and tut of the Celtic countries. The following conference would be held in Dublin, whn Celtic art, ancient and modern; the development of the drama in Ireland and Wales, the na- tional music of Wales wid Brittany, would, among other subjects, be authoritativelyJ dealt with by experts on each subject. As to the reunion of the Welsh people, "I the Union of Welsh Societies had, at last year's National Eisteddfod at Neath, h>ltj pa,perg of notable intofe?t, and read m- Wiration, upon the achievements of the elfih people of Liverpool and LoncJon respectively. At Corwen this yeair it was intended to deal similarly wit.i the story of the Welsh of Manchester and the NortJh of England. Next year, at Barry, the Union would be provided with equally autihoiritative expositions of the doings of the Welsh people of the United States, the Welsh Colony of Chuput in Argentina, of Boutin Africa and Australia, by author- ised reprasentative." of those communi- ties. In the meantime the Union was, through its Summer School and other available dhannets. permeating the educa- tional ayistem of Wales with the true spirit of Cymric culture. The educational governing bodies throughout the Princi- pality should be moved to take the fullest advantage of the opportunities under the new Education Act to reconsider and ie- arrange their educational system with a view especially to giving due prominence to the Welsh language itself, and the liter- atlire and history of the Principality. In the absence of a National Council of Edu. cation for Wales, the Union and its affili- ated societies should take action, and 600 that colleges and schoo Ls alike in every part of the country were converted into effective nurseries of ardent lovers of Wales, its traditions and ideals. Tne Union recognised, too, the immense usefulness of the development of the drama in Wales, and of utilising still further the Eisteddfod in every form for deepening and intensifying the national spirit of the Principality. It wss being forced by events to broaden its programme eo ad to include more fully the national ideals, and it had already accepted unani- mously the principle of Welsh self-govern. ment, and must now take an active and loading part in the effort to restore Wales to its appropriate position amongst the nations of the United Kingdom and of Europe.
NORTH WALES SECONDARY I SCHOOLS TEACHERS AND THEIR SALARIES. I During the past few month ? the eec- ondary teach era in North Wales have been organising with a view to an im- provement in salaries, rendered more than ever necessary by the conditions follow- ing the war. Branch associationa have been formed in Flintshire, Carnarvon- shire, Denbighshire, Merionethshire, and Anglesey, and at a joint meeting of re- Eresent.t i v,,a of th, i r, n t meeting of re- presentative", of the five counties, held at Llandudno, it was decided to form a joint association, of which Mr J. H. Cooper (Wroxham) was elected chairman, and Mr Juhn Parry (Bethesda) secretary. An exe- cutive committee was appointed, consist- ing of the officers, together with Mias Cooke (Flintshire), Miss Price (Carnar- vonshire), Mr D. B. Jones (Denbighshire), Mr Clegg (Anglesevj, and Mr Ellis Evans (Merionethshire). Messrs Dunkerley and Harris, representing the executive of the I.A.A.N. and N. U. T. respectively, ad- dre'Me d the meeting, and gave valuable suggestions as to the means to be adopted to secure the improved salaries, as recom mended by the Departmental Committee of the Board of Education. A meeting of the Executive Committee followed, when a plan of campaign was formulated.
I I WELSH INTERNATIONAL i WINS ELECTION. In a keenly-contested by-election for a seat on Wrexham Town Council, on Sat- day, Mr Horace Blew, the well-know^ Welsh International full-back, secured 591 votes, and Mr Ernest Taylor (Labour) 579.
FLINTSHIRE MEDICAL APPOINTMENT. Dr. T. Gee Williams has been appointed tuberculosis physician in the Denbighshire and Flintshire area, in succession to Dr. E. L. Middleton, formerly of Grove-road, Wrexham, who has taken up duties at the Talgarth Sanatorium, Breconshire.
NORTH WALES POOR LAW I CONFERENCE. GUARDIANS DETERMINED TO I FIGHT THE GOVERNMENT. [ DEPUTATION TO WELSH M.P.s. (From Our Reporter ) J A conference of representatives of the North Wales Poor Law Unions was held at Rhyl on Wednesday for the purpose of considering a proposal that North and South WTales boards of guaians should send a delegation to the Welsh Members of Parliament to lay before them their views in protest against the proposed abolition of boards of guardians. There was a large attendance, every North Wales Union being represented, and the proceedings were pre- sided over by the Rev. W. floi-gaii, chair- man of the Bangor Board of Guardians. The Chairman said the time had come when they should put on a very bold iront, and the first question to be decided was whether the North Wales Poor Law Con- ference should resume its sittings, which had been suspended during the war. His own idea was that they were not dead yet, although they were told that their duties were to be transferred to County Councils. They should make their position clear, and he felt that boards of guardians had nothing to regret: they were not repentant, but felt that they had administered the poor laws, with the powers they pessessed, in a very sympathetic manner. On the motion of Mr Owen Williams (Ruthin), seconded by the Rev. J. Richards (Llanrwst), it wa.g decided to continue the North Wales Conferences- It was reported that various boards of guardians had been interviewing local Members of Parliament, and as a result of an interview with Major D. Davies the proposal was made that North and South Wales should combrine and send a delega- tion to the Welsh members to give effect fo their opposition to the proposals of the Reconstruction Committee to abolish boards of guardians. "NOT A POLITICAL QUESTION." I Mr W. Davies (Conway) said he had al- ways understood that the conference was a non-political party—(hear, hear)—and dur- ing the many years he had attended the meetings he had never heard a word of politics, but he now noticed that in certain quarters it was being advocated that the Liberal Party should support the handing over to boards of guardians more extended powers, including pensions. He considered that would be an excellent proposal for boards of guardians to adopt, but he wished it clearly to be understood that it was not a political question. He consid- ered it was time Members of Parliament were educated on poor law matters, as they were ver? ignorant (laughter). Mr E.l Williams (Wrexham) said there was also great ignorance in the country as to what the Government proposed to do with boards of guardians. The Chairman said his own opinion was that Dr. Addison had been sent to the Local Government Board for the very pur- pose of extinguishing boards of guardians. No doubt the new Health Ministry would at once sweep away from the guardians hospital and heafth work, but what was to be done with the other side of their work ? It seemed to him it would be taken from them piecemeal, and probably handed over to the already overworked County Coun- cils. It was not right that their powers should be so transferred, as the County Councils were never elected for poor law purposes, and knew nothing of their work. Ho found that only about 6 per cent. of the expenditure of boards of guardians came from the Imperial Exchequer, the other S4 per cent. being raised locally, and spent by the elected of the people. Yet, for their 6 per cent, the Local Government Board had an undue proportion of control, and they, with red tape and regulations, tied boards nf truflrHisnS nn/I f-t. fl.n" h.1.1' I DEPUTATION TO WELSH M.Ps. I Mr T. Pennant Williams (St. Asaph) Amoved that the conference arrange with the South Wales Unions to send a delega- tion to meet the Welsh M.P's. The case of boards of guardians, in his opinion, had never been properly put before the Govern- ment. They had met individual Members of Parliament. but that was different to Wales meeting its members as a body. Boards of guardians had been ignored by the Ministry of Reconstruction, and they were determined to have their side of the question put before the Members of Par- liament (hear, hear). Mr W. R. Jones (IWfTimaris) seconded, and said if the Welsh members would meet a delegation of members of boards of guard- ians their education on poor law would im- prove (laughter). lie felt sure that if they were brought face to face with men who had done guardians' work for years they would realise that it would be folly to hand over the care of the poor to county coun- cillors, who to-day had not the time to do properly even the work for which they were elected. The resolution was carried unanimously. It was then decided that each Union with a rateable value of under 4:200,000 should appoint one delegate to the conference and the Unions with larger rateable value two delegates. These would meet tho South Wales delegates, and after a policy was agreed on they would meet tho Welsh Members of Parliament and go into the whole question. Mrs Batters, Miss Chamness and Mr R. Jones (Holywell) were appointed representa. tivps on the Central Poor Law Executive. I HON. SECRETARY'S RESIGNATION. I The Chairman announced with great re- gret that Mr Harding Roberts (Clerk to the Ilolywell Guardians) had been com- pelled, through ill-health, to resign his posi- tion as hon. Secretary of the North hales Poor Law Conference, to which he had devoted so many years. Mr Roberts haa proved himself to be a most efficient and progressive official, and he was sure that nothing but sickness would have compelltxl him to give up the work. The resignation was accepted with ex- pressions of regret, and a hope that Mr Roberts would be speedily restored to health. lAr Richard Jones (Acting Clerk to the Holywell Board) was elected hon. secretary pro. tem. of the conference.
ELECTRICAL ENERGY FROM I THE DEE. THE TREASURY GRANT. I Sir Owen Phiqipps (Chester) asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Jioard of Agriculture, in the Houee of Commons, yesterday, whether the Board obtained a grant from the Treasury at tue end of 1917 in order to investigate proposals for [ developing the generation of electrical energy from the river Dee, with a view to promoting the further development of a.ga-icuJture and rura) induf-tripa in tho counties of Cheshire, Flintshire, Sihrop- shire, Denbighshire, and Merionethei.ure, and whether the report desired by them had now been obtained. Sir Arthur Bosoawen: On the recom- mendation of the Board and the Develop- ment Commissioner, the Treaturry made a grant of a sum not exceeding B200 from the development fund to tne Chester Cor- poration for the purpose stated. The rqport was received last month, and is now under consideration.
THE WESTERN COMMAND. I The Secretary of State for War has ap proved the appointment of Lieutenant- General Sir Beauvoir De Lisle to be G.O.C. the Western Command in succession to Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas D Oyiy Snow. with effect from October 1st. General De Lisle served in the European War, 1914-1916, and commanded the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, the 1st Cavalry Division, and the 29th Division.
I WALES AND THE PENSIONS MINISTRY NEW SYSTEM OF ADMINISTRATION. Sir L. Worthington Evans, Minister of Pensions, addressed a conference of War Pensions Committees of Wales and Mon- mouthshire at Cardiff on Friday on a new scheme ot organisation. lIe confessed that the present system of administration led to great delays, and in some cases delays w hich amounted to de- niais of justice. Some of the delay was m. evitable, but in some cases the blame must be shared by the local committees, which suffered, in a minor degree, from exactly what they suffered from at head(itiarters- congestion. The tact was that with a. cen- tralised machine dealing with 600,000 pen- sioners, 200,000 widows, and about 240,000 dependents with their children bringing the total beneficiaries up to about two millions, they could not have speed and accuracy, es- pecially where constant reference to the large number of local committees was in- ,1 \o.1 The real remedy was in strengthening lo- cal control. They were new dealing almost entirely with temporary pensions, and lat. er on, when dealing with permanent pen- sions, he did not believe the present sys- tem could possibly be maintained I THE WELSH SCHEME. I Proceeding to give details of the new system in application to Wales and Mon- mouthshire, the Minister said there would be a Welsh region, with a Welsh regional director as its chief administrative officer, who would have to decide on administra- tive matters within the region. Major R. C. Roberts, late of the Welsh Fusiliers, had accepted the position of director. The regional director would be advised by a regional council, and there would be five branches—medical service branch, local committee branch, finance and audit branch, and a registrar's branch. Out- side the region there would be the inde- pendent appeal court for cases of refusal of pensions by the regional council. Every Pensions committee would be advisory up- on administrative matters. Re-sponslbill, ty for action rested with the director. On matters of policy, for which the Minister must remain responsible to Parliament, the advice of the councils would also be sought. THE GEOGRAPHICAL DIFFICULTY. I To meet the geographical difficulty of the distance of North Wales from Bouth Wales, and to retain the excellent services of the NortTi Wales Joint Disablement Committee, he suggested there might be one council and two committees, north and south. An alternative was a-council for North Wales and a counci- for South Wales. There would be under the charge of the Welsh Regional Council something like 50,000 disabled men, 10,000 widows, and 15,000 dependents. After private consultation the North Wales representatives announced that sole- Iv owing to the geographical difficulty t IOT desir to na?e their own regional council, a1m ao motion to this effect was proposed by Mr J. E. Tomley, of Mont- gomery, and seconded by Mr H. Gladstone. of Flintshire. Finally this was agreed to, with an un- derstanding that j.tw two regispal councils should meet. whenever occasion required, as a joint council for Wales THE NEW REGIONAL I DIRECTOR. Major R. C. Roberts, O.B.E., the new j Regional Director for Wales under the Ministry of Pensions, is well known throughout Wales. He is a solicitor by profession, and prior to the war was in practice at Wrexham, where he he!d a number of public appointments, including the clerkship to ihe Wrexham Rural Dis- trict Council and ihe Wrexham Education Committee. He is a Territorial officer of some years' standing, and was mobilised at the outbreak of war and wears the Mons Star. Under the Ministry of National Ser- vice. he became secretary of the Welsh Region in association with Lord Treowen, and waF stationed ot Cardiff. He is a very earnest and conscientious worker, and is well versed in all matters appertaining to the welfare of soldiers. After being in- valided homo from the Western front he did valuable recruiting work, and his ser- vices in this direction were recognised last year, when the King appointed him an offi. cer of theO.B.E.
VAGRANCY IN NORTH WALES. OPERATIONS OF THE FOOD TICKET ( SCHEME. I (Tram Our Own Frporler.) I At Rhyl, on Wednesday, a meeting of the North Wales Joint Vagrancy Board was held, the Rev. W. Morgan, St. Ann's, presiding. In the annual report on the working of the food and way tickets it was stated that during the year there had been a great reduction in the number of vagrants relieved, which was put down to the operations of the war. and the changes through the closing of the casual wards. In 1914, the vagrants relieved worp 26,577, and in 1918 the number was 1316. The total cost of working the scheme was JS103 18a Id. The Chairman explained that the scheme was the outcome of a suggestion of the President of tilt) Local Government Board. As a result, several casual wards were closed and the cost of feeding the tramps was spread over the whole of the North Wales Unions. The rate allowed to Un- ions for looking after tramps was 9d per he?d per day. Food tickets co?t £ 29 3s 5d, and t, maIntenance of vagrants in warda was E24 15s. Mr Prince (Holywell) eaid no doubt the scheme had" greatly reduced the number of vagrants but he believed that to-day tjere were many tramps receiving out-of- work pay. They were tramps, and always would be. The police were doing all they could to put a stop to it. Mr Davies (Conway) said a large num- ber of tramps did not go to the casual wards, but were to be seen collecting from door-to-door at Colwyn Bay. Tho resignation, owing to ill-health, of Mr P. Harding Roberts (Holywell) as secretary to the Board, was roceived with deep regret, and Mr R. Jones (Holywell) was elected secretary to the .end of the veaT. It was decided to ask the Local Govern- ment Board to sanction the continuance of the present casual wards until October next, the hope being expresse d that by that date conditions will be more nor- mal. The Board decided to make a caat on the North Wales Unions of JE200 to meet current expenses. A letter was read from the Dolgelley Union urging that action be taken to pre- vent vagrants getting board and lodgings outside casual ward s at the public expense when they were in possession of money. In a recent case a tramp at Dolgelley had j311 in his possession. It was decided to ask the opinion of the Local Government Board on the sub- ject. Toe Chairman and Mr R. Jones -.tere appointed to represent the Board on the Inter-County Committee.
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A workman named Alfred Woodhead severely injured in a lift accident at the Ilouse of Commons on Tuesday. Mr Chamberlain said, in the House 4 Commons, on Tuesday, that the net cost yf the war to the British Exchequer to March 31st was £ 6,700,OOO.OOC
I VISITATIONS AT HOLYWELL AND I COLWYN BAY. I FUTURE OF THE CHURCH IN I WALES. Archdeacon Lloyd held his annual visi- tation at Colwyn Bay on Tuesday. A s hort service was held at St. Paul's Church, the prayers being read by the Vicar (the Rev. Lewis Pryce). In the coursc of hij addrefis Arch- deacon Lloyd remarked that they were met at a time of exceptional interest. After nearly five years of war the Allies had emerged victorious, and peace seemed to bo in sight. Already dB foundations of a League for the prevention of future wars had been securely laid, and all Christian people would give it their heartiest support. At the present mo- ment ail eyes .vere turned to France, and they were awaiting with incense anxiety the signing of the document of peace. They knew that the return of peace would not end their difficulties, but it would enable them to face them, study them, and, in time, they hoped, to over- come them. None would belittlo the work that would fall to the lot of their statesmen in the next few years. There was, for instance, the financial problem. There was an enormous national debt, and vast sums had to be raised for pub- lic works, and the social betterment of the people. There was the task of re- instating in work the millions who had left their occupation to join the Army, finding employment for the fit, and mak- ing provision for the disabled. There was the demand for the re-organisation of th0 great industries and the development i-tid remodelling of the system of education. These and other problems in the recon- struction of the life of the country would tax the wisdom and patience and cour- age of their statesmen to the utmost, and beyond these there were problems affect- ing the Empire as a whole. Statesmen in the future would have to cultivate a larger spirit. The war had given people a wider vision, and they must henceforth think in terms of Empire. The colonies, now conscious of their strength and place in the British commonwealth, must have their share in the national councils and in the determination of policy. New machin- ery must be devised through which the component parts of the Empire must ex- press themselves A new world was opening before then:, and it rested with them to make it a better world than the one now passing away. Those of them who were growing old and who remem- bered the sunny and peaceful days of the reign of Queen Victoria could not part with the old without many a sigh of re- gret. It was not easy to adapt them- selves to new conditions. The future was full of hope. The ideals of all classes, though not free from the taint of selfish- ness and class interests, were on the whole high and noble. THE CHURCH'S NEW CON- I STITUTION. Archdeacon Lloyd went on to refer to the new constitution of the Church in Wales, remarking that the governing body which had been at work nearly eighteen months, had made very considerable pro- gress, and from the point of view of or- ganisation the Church was fairiy ready tor the time when the Disestablishment Act came into force. Speaking of the question of finance, the Archdeacon said this was of vital importance. A num- ber of preliminary suggestions had been made with a view to helping the repre- sentative body to deal with the financial problem. For instance, it had been sug- gested that all benefices should be grouped in classes. Tentative efforts had been made to do this, but it had been found to be an exceedingly difficult task, though something of the kind would ulti- mately have to be done. Again it had been suggested, in the interests of eco- nomy, that small and closely contiguous benefices should be joined together when- ever it was possible, without detriment to the spiritual work of the Church. ft was felt, however, that nothing could be done until the financial position was a great deal clearer than at present. They hoped that the Welsh Act was not the final word of the Government on the question, but, assuming that it was, and that the Act would be enforced without any change, they did not know at pre- sent what proportion of the glebe land would be adjudged modern, and there- fore they would not be in a position to value the portion left to the Church. There were other properties, very con- siderable in amount, the destiny of which would depend upon the interpretation given by the Welsh Church Commission- ers to the term "modern." Alluding to the question of tithes, Archdeacon Lloyd said the Prime Minis- ter and Mr Bonar Law had both pro- mised that the question of the tinancial treatment of the Church should be re- considered with a view to lessening the hardship inflicted and removing the glar- ing injustice of Mr McKenna s Act Weleh Churchmen had been warned not to put any faith in politicians, and bit- ter experience might incline them to IJtlY heed to that warning. He hoped, how ever, that the day was far distant when the promise of a Prime Minister and the pledge of the leader of the constitutional party would fail to command the cnufi- dence of Churehpc-ople. Until the con- trary was proved by events thev um well to trust the Prime Minister and Mr Bon- ar Law. Public lifel would become diffi- cult if the pledges of public men vvore not kept. He looked forward hopclully to a just modification of the spoliation clauses of the Church Act. .The Archdeacon proceeded to d. esl, __? the question of the formation of a JWetefc Ecclesiastical Province, and remarked that it waTfelt that W ChDlen gD'rUy wouTd welcome a Mumh orgimisatw-n complete in itself, with the fullest pos- sible powere of ?f-goTemment and ifc own Archbishop. It ?s?i Kh-awhi? appealed very -?rongty to ? nM?r of fj.ople, and a special meeting (if the governing body was .to be held at What suntide to determine this important ques, i tion. In conclusion, Archdeacon Llwytl ?id while the q??ona he W omu tioned and m?y otheM &waited asoha- tion, Churchpe? could b? <?_? their share to vhe rebuilding or the fab- ric of the Ch.M? ? W ales by paiemiig their work ?trMluousty and -st-?h'y w their different spheres. If the wru had disorganised the industml and wjkl life of the country so foe to make recoiistruje- tion necessary on a wide ac&i», m was no. less true that it had unsettled tie retuff- ious habits 'nd life of men eY"8yvile- ?d the Church must therefore ubte her efforts to win u?n ?d wonx-a Wck ?to?tty to Ch?t and His Mreh, Ind hold up H- *ttu>d*rd bligh befotre th*. nation. Christianity WM ? ￼ ?adying and s.vh? powwm and they believed the Chuteh ia ?.?Jf?? the ancient Apostolic Church. Tttss ttN. bt?and fullest and tr:<' ￼ of Christianity in the land. It refOt::6 behoved them to do heir best* each tn his own particular sphere, w wafrfc tb,a-t Church strong in Bmnb?M ai?d »»- etr?ug to do its work and t:ODM n the future.
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topher Timmins, was filled by the election I of Mr P. P. Curtis, of Dublin. I THE NEXT CONFERENCE. I I It was decided by a large majority that I next year's conference of the society should I I be held at Bournemouth. I FINAL MEETINGS. t £ 100 GIVEN TO LLANDUDNO AD ￼ COLWYN BAY CHARITIES. I The conference proceedings concluded on Tuesday. The business of the sitting was entirely of a routine character, dealing with the internal affairs of the society. During an interval several presentations were made, the principal recipients being the Chairman (Mr J. W. Barlow), and His wife (the latter receiving a gold bracelet watch); Mr C. H. Norton (Chairman, Standing Orders Committee); and Mr Wrn. Jones, the society's district manager at Colwyn Bay. Presentations were also made to the various assistants, whose services had been engaged for the occasion, includ- ing messengers, Miss Minnie Woods and Miss Mollie Jones and others. Mr Jfcnes (district manager) in returning thanks, said that with regard to the pro- gress of the society in Llandudno he de- sired to exprf-ss his obligations to the mem- bers of the delegation who during tb?ir stay in Llandudno had assisted him in the direction of obtaining an extension of tho society's business in that district. He would work upon that assistance, and hoped to be able to do well in advancing the interests of the society there and in making its name still better known in Llano dudno than it was already. TREASURER'S DEPARTMENT. I Mr Frank Mallett (head of the trcasur- I er's department) was appointed Assistant I Treasurer to the Society. DONATIONS TO LOCAL CHARITIES. I Below separating the delegation voted ￼ & sum of ?100 for distribution amongst the local charities of Llandudno and Colwyn j Bay, in proportions of £50 to each, district.