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(íptp (Jfgái Cyf. I. GORPHENAF, 1888. Rhif. 7. WATCHMAN ! WHAT OF THE NIGHT ? ST is generally admitted that Wales has made great progress in many ways during the last 20 years. This is a matter for sincere congratulation ; bub in congratulating ourselves, we must not be too complacent. There remains yet a great deal to be done. There are some subjects of vital importance to Wales conceming which one is sometimes driven to ask, " Watchman! what of the night?" Take the subject of Education. It may seem strange that I should assume the darkness of night rests upon this when we see the progress that has been made of late years. It may be urged that we have long had a system of primary education, which leaves little to be desired, and now have also a college scheme which has done much good. I may be referred to some notable results of the work of our colleges as a proof that we are educationally well-advanced into the daylight of instruction. I gladly admit the good already done, but the examples to which I have referred are stars which the general darkness only serves to disclose more clearly. In this instance a nation's progress is not to be nieasured by the advance of its most brilliant children, any more than that of an army by its cavalry. We want more progress in the main body. Let me change my metaphor, and substitute that of a building. We have laid a fairly good foundation to our 2b