of the Rev. J. F. Lloyd as secretary, who had worked like a Trojan in setting the machinery on its work. If in time also-although he did not apprehend such a misfortune-the Society got short in its finances he had no doubt their treasurer (Mr. Edward Evans) would be strong enough to relieve them of all their difficulties. Then again he could not conceive a better and a worthier man as chairman of the executive committee than Professor Tyrrell Green. Mr. Samuel went on to suggest that the Society could take up the subject of the castles in the county, while old books might very well come under the purview of such an association as this. Then there was the question of place-names, and he had always thought that in a county like Cardigan a good deal could be done in finding out the history of educational movements in the county. In conclusion, Mr. Samuel said there was one thing-apart from all things antiquarian-that he liked about a Society of this kind. It was like the eisteddfod. It knew no particular religion and no particular view or theory of education. (Applause). Professor Scott, of St. David's College, Lampeter, proposed, in a few well-chosen words, the toast of the health of Sir John Rhys. Sir John, in responding, said he came there on the condition that he was not to have to make a speech. He had not got one, and did not intend to give them one. (Laughter). Sir John then sent the company into roars of laughter by a humorous sallly at the expense of Professor Anwyl and the Chief Constable of Cardiganshire, both gentle- men of portly frames, who sat on either side of him. He said that, unfortunately, he did not know the Bible in English, but his position that evening brought to his mind the Welsh verse, "Isachar sydd asyn asgyrnog, yn gorwedd rhwng dau bwn" (" Isachar is a strong ass, couching down between two burdens"). Proceeding, Sir John said the presence of the Chief Constable at his side gave him great reason to rejoice. He was delighted that the Society had annexed the police -(laughter)-because he knew that in his own native county of Cardigan there was no crime, and he was told there was no game, the poachers having disposed of it. (More laughter). A pupil who came to him the other day from the Far West wanted to have lectures on the Celtic tendency to tell lies. (Laughter). He did not discuss the matter with him, but he told him he never lectured on tendencies, but that he would teach him some Welsh if he would sit down and learn. He did not think the young man cared very much for that--it was much too tame; he wanted fireworks. (Laughter). Proceeding, the distinguished principal said he very much wished that the society had been started long ago, and that the fathers and mothers of the present members had been antiquarians. They might then have prevented some of the vandalism which had taken place in the county. He remembered remonstrating with an incumbent of a celebrated church in that county. "Why did you," he said, put that inscription in the wall in several pieces far away from one another?" Oh," he replied, the masons did it while I was at lunch one day." "Well, I said to myself," continued Sir John, "the masons must have learnt to work very much faster than when I used to watch them at Aberceiro." (Laughter). I did not like to suggest," continued the