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HE ABSTAINER The Monthly Magazine of the Cardiff & District Temperance and Band of Hope Union. Communications for the Editor should be addressed to the Offices of the Union, 35, Windsor Place, Cardiff Vol. XVII. n. NOVEMBER, 1906. ONE PENNY. Or. HENRY St Mr. HEMMINGER TO HOLD A Great Gospel Temperance Mission AT CARDIFF, From Sunday, December 2nd, TO Monday, Dec. 17th. Objects of the Mission: 1.—To win souls for Christ. 2.—To secure the addition of converts to the local Churches. 3.—To increase the number of active and consecrated Christian workers and soul-winners. 4.— To add gifts of grace to individual believers. 5.—To promote the cause of Total Abstinence rev. j. q. a. henry. D.D. among the people. Mr. J. R. HEMMINGER. ARDIFF is a favoured city with regard to the frequency with which the voices of great men are heard from its platforms. Many will remember with pleasure the one night's visit of the eminent American Gospel and Temperance Missioner, Dr. Henry—some five years ago,—and will rejoice to learn that he is to conduct a Mission at Cardiff in the coming December. Like the other famous American missiouers, D. L. Moody and Dr. Torrey, Dr. Henry believes in the power of song as an aid to the presentation of truth, and he is to be accompanied by Mr. J. Raymond Hemminger, whose sweet singing lias helped materially to achieve the success of his missions. Dr. Henry's mission work has been attended by truly wonderful manifestations of power. He has visited 182 cities, had an aggregate attendance of 2,500,000 at his meetings; the pledges taken have reached the number of 131,000 and 26,000 persons have confessed Christ as their Saviour. In many cases he has visited the same town more than once—in some instances six times, and almost always the last missions have been the best. Speaking to the editor of the Revival Times recently, Dr. Henry said, "The most striking conversions that I have ever known have taken place in connection with my missions. Drunkards, thieves, harlots, prize-fighters, infidels, anarchists, the equal of Jerry McAuley, Sam Hadlay, and Blue Bird, have surrendered their sins and come under the cleansing blood of Christ, and been made anew in Him." The blessing following the missions has been evidenced in a variety of ways. The temperance societies have been strengthened ; the membership of the churches increased, and many new societies have been founded. Branches of the B.W.T.A. and Y.W.C.A. have sprung up; P.S.A meetings for the people have been organised, and all these features still continue and are greatly blessed to the community. The drinking customs of Great Britain are more than one-half greater than those of the United States, and there is great need for such Missions as Dr. Henry's among us. If the " wave of temperance " which we