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Opening of a Women's Club.


Opening of a Women's Club. The formal opening of the Women's Club, G walia. North-parade, which has been established under the auspices of the local branch of the British Women's Temperance Association, took place on Thursday afternoon last. The presence of the Rev Canon Hicks, M.A., Manchester, had been secured for the occasion. There was a large attendance of ladies, together with Principal T. F. Roberts, Revs T. E. Roberts, A. Wynne Thomas, T. Williams, B.A., D. R. Williams, Griffith Parry, J. E. Leah, etc. Mrs Principal Roberts, who presided, said the day was one they bad long looked forward to. Although the rooms had been open for some time, this was really the formal opening. They wished to open their doors as wide as possible, and later on they hoped to include a far larger number of members than at present. Mrs Roberts then called upon Canon Hicks to formally open the Women's Club.— Canon Hicks, who was warmly received, said a signal honour bad been done him in asking him to come there and take a principal part in this very interesting ceremony. But he accepted the invita- tion with great willingness, and that for several reasons In the first place because it was an enter- prise which bad been undertaken by the British Women and their friends, and he had always found them the reverse of what temperance workers were sometimes said to be—one-idea people. Speaking of his experience in the Temperance cause, he found them always ready to assist in any kind of enterprise which was for the bettering, for the en- lightening, and for the uplifting of their fellows. Indeed, he sometimes rather made a jest about it, and said he had found curiously enough that it was the extreme people who were most ready to undertake the most humble practical work which would tend in the direction of right, and make it more difficult for people to do wrong. Another reason why he accepted the invitation was because he was so sensible, coming from a great and crowded disttict like that of Manchester, of the need of evening homes for girls and young women such as he believed this building was intended to offer. Nothing was so grievous or painful to ) the individual as tne lonelmesss ex- perienced in a crowd, and he could imagine nothing more dangerous to yonng people who had been employed in various ways during the day, and having evenings off, had no occupation to enter- tain them. The young women of Aberystwyth had .been tbouvlit of, and here they would find, he trusted, an evening home, where they might have suitable accommodation and entertainment. He could not imagine anything more practical or more beautiful than this kind of effort. He hoped the Club would become thoroughly well-known, and be of more use than even it was at present. It had, he believed, already bad a short course of great usefulness, and bad enlisted a large number of members. With the hope that this little gather- ing might tend in that direction, he bad great pleasure in declaring the rooms to be indeed, in every sense open. (Applause.)—Mrs Ingram pro- posed, and Mrs John Evans, Broniartb, seconded, a vote of thanks to Canon Hicks for his attendance that day, and the vote was heartily accorded.— Miss Roberts, secretary of the Club, then presented Canon Hicks with a handsome silver inkstand as a memento of the occasion.—Cancm Hicks, in acknowledging, said he felt the kindness which dictated the presentation very much indeed. He accepted it not as a tribute to himself, but to that great cause of temperance reform with which be -had been closely identified, and that this was an expression of their loyal and devoted adhesion to those great principles which he in his poor degree had endeavoured always to expound and to maintain. —Mrs Roberts thanked those who had accepted the invitation to attend the meeting. and expressed regret that a larger number could not be invited owing to the limited accommodation.—Tea was afterwards partaken of.


Rural District Council.