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Cuddio Rhestr Erthyglau

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AUTUMNAL MEETINGS AT CARDIFF. t] ION SERMON AND TEETO- TAL ADDRESSES. bUli Btlitin ng the past fortnight there has been ^8t ttr^ pvo°i of Cardiff's cosmopolitanism, pal s°nie of the foremost of the musi- '<1 ^amatic genius of the country were once in the musical festival and the Henry Irving and his company, °f a Week the town is the meeting-place the n,°tUsan<^ delegates representing one of teligi ost POwerful Dissenting bodies in the !&ti0n !If.e of this country—the Congre- IlIaUg a DnlOn of England and Wales. The the p Ural meeting of this Union was held at on Monday evening, «ev. j Union sermon was preached by the *V h'"u "*ories> M.A., B.D., Bournemouth. beil.1g all Was well filled, nearly every seat this ooOCCPied. It was only fitting that on ft>e|UnCa,Si<?n the distinction of delivering the TedS discourse should have been con- uPon a Welshman. The Eev. J. D. Vo„, a high position in his denomina- tes n is the son of tlle late llT- J- D- ?rodu'„tWhose name is associated with the B°°i inl0n of a popular Welsh hymn tune- ftepjj conjunction with the late Rev. £ 'i Tanymarian, whose name is a »'^rep015u word in all the Welsh homes. Phrases from St. Paul's Epistles were v^on -^le Preacher as the basis of his NievgJ,2-' (1) I know Him whom I have '°Set}ip "We know that all things work ^or an<i (3) "We know we have *^stle* °' 6°^ After speaking of the ?^6d doubts and perplexities, the preacher I xn T was t*le certainties of the spul Co ^>an' the great preacher he was. tw°ulci not take up a modern magazine ^it>b or novel without feeling the *5(1 c °* the world's pain and hear its moan Nrifl y' and they conld not speak to that they could say to it that they °De wil° could take this pain and ^way. Were they certain of that? *arrant had they of certitude? Certi- as only born of personal experience. always full of joy, but joy was all *sti by its absence from the r to"day. The average Christian uecather often a dull person. Was that We he was not so certain as Paul was? something infinitely pathetic in ^8 yearning of men to know what *ho on the other side. The only man So ^?Icl minister hope and comfort was the j was Bare of eternity; the man who if this earthly house of their frOtllle was dissolved they had a building uvd eternal in the Heavens. TEMPERANCE MEETING. ^Qiperance meeting which followed was V]Ter tlie auspices of the Congregational Abstinence Union, and was presided y the Rev. Silvester Home, M.A. (Whit- S) fission, Tottenham Court-road, Lon- speakers were the Rev. T. Eynon Cf^?s (brother of "Ossian"), and Mr. Will ^iet^ev" Mottram, secretary of the y> opened the meeting with a statis- ts v.8tatenient, in which he said that when j ^Ps ai0n meetings were held in Cardiff 25 S&eL,, there was only one temperance allowed. At that time 708 ministers °f 2,000 were abstainers. Now, 2,500 3,000 were teetotalers. Most of the in 0 they had reoeived last year was spent the Government. He was afraid ^jjt"ales just now was against the Govern- and English hearts were with Welsh 5*8 ^at pegpect. Last year 77 out of ministers ordained had declared W.^Vieg total abstainers. Tempera-nee was Jfj, ^ht Qardiff jn 1836, and the name of sStr1*3^ senior, came into prominence at "Ma tDe' '^ie flrst word in favour of Welsh rP}1ay Cloeing was spoken in Cardiff in 1877. Chairman followed, and immediately an attack on Mr. Balfour, whose to }jj70na into science, he said, he preferred I £ 8 excursions into temperance reform, ^on Ur had received effusive congratu- ♦Veti t>> from brewers and beersellers, and f11 shareholders of Allsopps were hope- J the recent Act would restore pros- tfi6g to one of the most threatened indus- fStlQg111 the country. (Laughter.) Messrs. }1 Co. had been clinking their glasses la.t^ ?°lr of a statesman who had capitu- to to them when they threatened rti^8 own favourite weapon of retalia- "trade" had cursed the country, <\J.f(} r. Balfour hMl blessed the "trade." Mr. l had compromised his honour as an and a patriot. (Applause.) A truckled to priests and toadied to \Jf 110b.¡¡ was not worthy of the support th Englishmen. (Renewed applause.) as temperance advocates, must do T°mfoT,+to substitute i'Ar the brilliance and. the saloon well-ligbtedi and well- Vy ed rooms. If the:/ could not do that j, °u5d have themselves to blame. It j °t enough, it was not business, for the 4bi+ es merely to denounce the drinking of the age. (Applause.) to Rev. Eynon Davies, -who was given a reception, quickly proved that he «j)j lost none of his old fondness for jje vras glad to Bee, he said, that )):\1 êer and Bible alliance had been shaken."a.nted to 800 it broken. The last Licen- >?trori -was a huge political bribe and the iUgi?ction Tammany methods into politics. It was no law; it was a "fought into operation by the guillo- n ttnd the gag. The speaker then quoted ftlive age from a speech reported to have been STr*d some time ago by a Cardiff clergy- 1 said he knew of no more ardent I rj**rs of religion than lioeused victual- Con1 £ rnt'or Cardiff was also mentioned Action with the action of the Bishop -vrho, isaid the epeaker, was the ^late who had voted for the Licensing v^Uco, ^ous,e Lords. Most of the V'8es ™ this country were tied jj ^tit the biggest tied house of all was tr^j ^se of Commons. The voracity of the kad shocked the moral sense of the }¡f1". this country. (Applause.) Crooks, M.P., was also given an iv °tth characteristic style, r ^oriClnEr the Licensing Act and the °f the Government in passing it. Of h 5 Wi could not leave Mr. Balfour alone, .^f, wonderful man, said the hon. mem- d they had not found even a press- J? <}o ^ith sufficient facility of expression 5Vy- Prime Minieter justice. (Laughter.) not think or speak of the untold 'lilt ,Ca*i3ed by the drink, but they must of Empire.