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WESLEYAN FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY- The annual meeting of the Rhyl English auxil- iary of the above society was held at the English an Chapel, Brighton Road, on Wednesday evening last. The first part of the meeting, which Was numerously attended, was presided over by the Rev. F. Payne, of Colwyn Bay but he having to leave early to catch a train, his place was taken by the Rev. Dr. Raby, of Epworth College. A hymn having been sung, and the Rev. E. Lloyd Jones having offered prayer, The Kev. F. Payne, who was most cordially re- ceived, said he was greatly pleased to see such a nice company present, and hoped that the meeting would be spiritually and financially a success. Someone in some way had made a mistake in in- viting him to take the chair; but he acknowledged with thankfulness the mark of honour which had thus been conferred upon him-he was proud of it (hear, hear), though he felt that he was amongst them that evening somewhat in the character of a returned missionary (laughter), and as such he should have been one of the speakers and not chairman. He was surrounded by speakers who would be able to give them all the information as to the mission work of the society. A great amount of work bad been done, and avast deal remained to be done but he would mention one fact which would be of interest in reference to the West Indies. He would be pardoned for referring to that mission, for he had a sister who had laboured in the district of Jamaica for 23 years (applause). The mission in the West Indies was established by the Rev. Dr. Coke, who was driven to the island by an adverse wind. Dr. Coke was detained in Jamaica for a whole week, during which time he devoted himself to the work which lay so near to his heart, and as a result of the work so commenced, it was stated by the time of the death of the first class leader, there were in the island 25,000 members of society (ap- plause). He (Mr. Payne) would not detain the meeting longer, as he would be very sorry to spoil the speeches of the other speakers (laughter). He then called upon The Rev. W. Foster, B.A., the resident minister, to read the report. Mr. Foster, who was heartily received, having given short extracts from the general report as to the state of the work in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ceylon, China, &o., giving special prominence to the educational work carried on, stated that the total income of the society for the past year was 1150,106 16s 5d. The income during the year had exceeded the expen- diture by about X30. The total number of accred- ited members was 71,825, exoluding the South African Mission, which two years ago had been formed into an independent conference. These numbers were pretty much the same as last year the return of members was not a true criterion of the amount and the success of the work done by the society Last year the Rhyl and Llandudno circuit was able to report a slight increase in the sum collected towards the society as compared with the preceding year; and this year again there was a slight increase. The total sum collected in Rhyl was 919 128. 3d., being jE4 2s. more than last year At last year's missionary meeting an appeal was made to the friends to take missionary boxes for their children, and in response to that appeal 18 boxes had been given out to the little ones. The boxes when opened revealed the gratifying result that a sum of 16 7s. 6d. had been collected. The children's Christmas offerings also amounted to 12 6a. 6d. so that really the little ones had colle it- ed altogether about Y,9, which would make the in- crease for the year close upon £ 14. Mr. Foster then read the list of subscribers. At this stage of the meeting, the Rev. F. Payne left, and his place as stated above was taken by the Rev. Dr. Raby. Excellent addresses were subse- Juently delivered by him, and the Bey. E. Lloyd ones, and Elias Lyon, LL.B., the deputation. On the motion of Mr. Hazlehurst, seconded b y Mr. Joseph Williams, a hearty vote of thanks was passed to the chairmen, deputation, speakers, coll- ectors, (especially the young), contributors, and the local secretary (Mr. Evans) and the meeting closed with the singing of the doxolgy and the pronouncing of the benediction.

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