IMPROVED POSTAL COMMUNICATION. E have been favoured with copies of the following interesting correspondence, which has just passed between the High Sheriff and the General Post Office, and which we have pleasure in submitting to the public, as it relates to a matter of great moment to those interested in the commerce and trade of this county:— Velindra, Oct. 5, 1848. My LORD,—1 have the honor of being entrusted with the presentation to your Lordship of the attendant 1\1e, morial, which bears the signatures of the Mayor and other "'unicipal and of all the Bankers, and many of the most influential Professional Gentlemen, Merchants, and Tradesmen of the town of Cardiff, — in the statements and prayer of which I most cordially join,—and I beg "tost respectfully to recommend them to your Lordship's favourable consideration. Tim town of Cardiff is, your Lordship is aware, the r°uiity town of Glamorgan,—it is the seaport and outlet f°i' the produce of the great iron-works at Merthyr-Tydvil, 81\11 of the other works and manufactories, and the im- mense collieries, in the vale of the river Taff and its con- jributory vnllpys and its commercial importance may be Judged of from the fact of the shipments last year having amounted, in two articles of merchandize alone, to the Quantities of (322,23(3 tons of coal and 220,953 tons of iron. In addition to the reasons sot forth in the memorial inducing your Lordship to sanction the conversion of the < Hero* coach into a mail, I may state that the trade of the town and port of CurdiiF, and of the neighbouring town and port of Newport, is of the same description and several of the leading merchants, whose names are affixed to the attendant memorial, have very extensive Pstabli?h:nents at both places. It is, therefore, of the Sfeatest importance to them, aud to all, that a convenient daily postal communication, to and fro in each direction, should exist between the two towns—an object which the Proposed arrangement would effect. I may also state that Glamorganshire is the seat of the largest works for the Production of copper in the world, of which article the North of England is the principal seat of domestic con- sumption, and the proposed arrangement would go very far towards establishing a direct communication, instead ot: the circuitous one at present existing between the dis- tnets of production and consumption—an object, I ven- ture to think, of scarcely less national than local im- portance. The memorialists request me earnestly to impress on your Lordship how desirable it will be that as early a decision on their application should be arrived at, as your J'Ordtdiip's convenience will allow,— the proprietors of the Hero' coach being most anxious for such decisions hi order that they may mature their arrangements either 'or the public accommodation, by converting their coach into a mail, or by reducing it, as in the event of the ap- plication being denied, they will be compelled to do, to 1111 alternate daily coach during the winter mouths. 1 have the honour to be, my Lord, Your Lordship's verv obedient servant, T. W. BOOKER, High Sheriff of Glamorganshire. The Most Noble the Postmaster General, Loudon. ——— (corv.) General Post-office, 7th Oct., 1818. SIR, — I am commanded by the Postmaster-General to Acknowledge the receipt of your letter, transmitting a memorial signed by the inhabitants of Curditf, praying fol' a diiect posial communication between Canlili and •Monmouthshire, &c., and to acquaint you that it will teceive his Lordship's consideration. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, (Signed) CM AS. JOHNSON, T. W. Booker, Esq., pro Secretary. Velindra House, near Cardift. fP::
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. Several letters to the Editor will be found in our fourth page. Just as we were going to press, we heard that a man had been dreadfullv, if not fatally, crushed between two Waggons on the Taff Vale Railway, on Thursday night. THE NEW PunLIc HEAI.TII ACT.—We are informed 111:1t a memorial is in course of signature in this town for having it placed under the provisions of this act. THE PLOUGHING MATCfl of the Cardiff Farmers' Club is appointed to take place in a field at Lanishen, on Fri- day next, the 20lh October.—(See Advertisement.) POOR'S RATES.—It was stated in the police-court on Thursday, that a party who had manifested a most de- cided disinclination to submit to the authority of two county justices in the matter of poor's rates had, at length, paid the required amount to the bearers of a distress-warrant. TIIE QUARTER SESSIONS for this county will commence at Swansea, on Tuesday forenoon. Our next Humber will contain the most accurate and detailed account of the proceedings. EDUCATION OF PAUPER CHILDREN.—TO all who are interested in this question, or in the subject of education generally, we commend the speech delivered by Mr. Farnall on Saturday last at the weekly meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians, which speech will be found reported ill our fourth page. PEDESTRIAN ISM.—A foot-race came off in the neigh- bourhood.^ this town on Monday last, between Richard Maeloed and Richard Rees, for two hundred yards,— the amount staked being £3 a side. Previous to starting, Macleod was the favourite at 5 to 2 but Rees won the race, coming in at least three yards in advance of his opponent. DURING THE last week one hundred and seventy eight vessels have arrived in this port. The Bute Docks and the Glamorganshire Canal display a goodly array of ship- ping; but we are happy to say that we have room, and to spare, for a much larger number, with admirable ac- commodation. Our trade generally seems steadily to in- crease a circumstance which is most satisfactory, and whieSi will, we hope, have the effect of advancing the relative position of Cardiff in the scale of ports. We are informed, upon good authority, that a vessel, from Bremen, entered this port, and was docked, even, on ThurseJay last, having sick people on board and also, that the bill of health" which the vessel bore was what is termed "foul." This circumstance has been, ere this, fully investigated by the proper authorities, who have, we are sure, taken the necessary and legal steps in the matter. But should not the vessel have been kept out of port until enquiries had been made into her condition, espe- ciatlj as she came from Bremen 1 MR. C. C. WILLIAMS, Chairman of the Cardiff Street Commissioners, in company with another gentleman, inspected iieveral of the streets and localities, respecting which complaints haore been made, on Thursday last; and we learn that the inspector of nuisances has prepared m elaborate report to be laid before the Hoard of Guardians. LLANEDARNE.—A correspondent wriles-" A great suauy depredations were committed in the parish of Llan- oedalUle last winter; and I am sorry to say that the) have stlre&dy commenced again. There were two hives of Ibee-s destroyed there last week, and the honey stolen. I shoufld feel greatly obliged by your calling the attention of ithe police to the matter. Although we pay a police- rate, we are for months without one being inside the parish." THE ETFECTS OF DRUNKENNESS.—A farm-labourer, who had charge of a horse and cart, was returning to hit frame a few nights ago but when in Plucca-lane (being rather tipsy) met with an accident which might have had fatal consequences, had it not been for the prompt inter- position of a woman who was at hand. EMIGRATION.—We beg to call the attention of persons who are desirous of emigrating, to an announcement that aippears ill another column, by which it will be seen that the fine ship Superior' is to sail for San Francisco, Cali- fornia,—afFording IOn excellent opportunity to miners and person* of that class, who are much wanted in that coun- try.—(See Advertisement.) WESLEYAJf MISSIONS.—The annual meeting of the Cardiff Branch IVesleyan Missionary Society was held on Monday evening in the Calvini.t.c Methods Chapel, Trinity-street,-Mr. Charles Vachell, Duke-street, in the chair. There was a good attendance. Ihe principal speakers were the Rev. Chas. Tucker late missionary from the South Seas, the Rev. Williata Hurt, of Bnsto Rt. G. Rowe, Rev. W. Jones, & other miners and gentlemen. The chairman, in the course of his remj*r 3'° served that if half the amount which 19 |n ru.n .e ness were devoted to the purposes of nlI!sl?.ns the results would be very gratifying. MWJ/ of 1 Tucker's observations weie most pertinent» somc jnwsages in his speech truly eloquent and while Mr. Rowe, in the short speech which he to the meetiug, made some very sensible ratn:y*&' The collections realized a liberal sum. I Thettfteenth anniversary harvest-meeting was held at lEglwysilan Church on Monday and Tuesday, the 2ndwtil Std of this month, when most powerful discourses wem •ile'iiyered oil the occasions by the Rev. W. Jones, ineum. tbeirt of Tredegar, and the Rev. M. R. Morgan, vicar of jLlaasamlet, from Zephaniah 3, 12, and Mark 16, 15. The eougregation was unusually large, and attentive to flbe sermons. The rev. gentlemen preached also on the 4tih at Bedwas, much to the adniiration of a large and reweottble audience. On Thursday, the 5th, the vicar of Ulaneamlet preached from Matthew 13, 47, at the License* School-room, Nantgarw, to between four hun-
MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. MR. DANIEL THOMAS, builder, of Cardiff's plan for ventilating and h :ating the cells of the Police-station at Merthyr, has b^en most successful. This is the more creditable to Mr. Thomas, as persons who profess to know a great deal, having tried, and expended large sums of money, had most signally failed, whereas Mr. Thomas's first trial was eminently successful. TEMPERANCE MOVEMENTS.—Mr. Stonely delivered a lecture 00 the principles of total abslinence no Sunday evening, which we have heard very greatly commended, as heing the most philosophic,,1 exp >siiioii of the principle since Merthyr was honoured with the presence of the Rev. Thomas Spencer, and listened with such pleasure to that gentleman's argumentative discourses. INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES.—We are much pleased to find that Superintendent Wrenn has been appoiuted by the Board of Guardians, Inspector of Nuisances, for the Merthyr district, under the 11th and 12th Victoria, cap. 123. Mr. Wrenu will have very arduous duties to per- form, in a period of great emergency and we hope that all respectable householders will assist him in his en- deavours to abate the nuiuerous nuisances, which abound in this populous locality. PnooF OF AFFECTION.—It may be in the recollection of some of our readers that at a late Assizes, a woman from this district, was tried for bigamy bcfoie Mr. Justice Maule, convicted of the offence, and sentenced to a week's imprisonment. Lately her first husband died, and on Monday last she presented herself at the Registrar's office with a child in her arms, and accompanied by her second husband to whom she was again bound in the holy bonds of matrimony." She seems tfl have a strong affec- tion for her second love" and we have no objection to hoping that he may coutinue to preserve the good opinion of the amorous dame. SANATORY REFORM.—We are glad to perceive that our townsmen have not been inactive during the latter part of the last week and the commencement of this. Numerous notices have been sent iuto the Board of Guardians, and that body have shown much alacrity in providing for the enforcement of the laws. On Saturday they appointed Mr. Wrenn to be inspector of nuisances, aud since that wc have seen an order for the removal uf nuisaoc s, sigued by their clerk Mr. Frank Jam s so that there is a chance of our being prepared to receive the cholera wheu it comes. It is now pretty well and satisfactorily ascertained that this malady has reached the Knglish shores. Merthyr will be visited in due course; and, therefore, it behoves all who value their health to take the necessary precautions to preserve it. TEMPLETON'S CONCERT.—This gentleman gave "one of his highly popular and classical musical entertainments, entitled the British minstrel' embodying the melodies of Englaud, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland." Several songs had been suug prior to our arrival, of whose merits we cannot therefore spe*k. The first song we heard was Farewell my Soul's Best Treasure,' to the air Risingol the Lark," and it was very far from justifying Mr. Tvniple- ton's universal reputation. He was quite hoarse; but improved considerably as he proceeded. "Sally in our Alley" was deservedly called for again and the scena from La Soinnambula," which he had judiciously post- poned to theM-cond part, was received with much applause, as were several other songs. "The Brisk Young Lad" pleased; and The Jolly Beggar" which was splendidly sung, was rapturously encored; and Oid Towler" sang iu its stead (hy desire) gave the audience a much more favourable notion of his tine vocal powers thau they had formed at the commencement. The night was chill, dark, and rainy but the intimation that he would probably visit this town again was well received, and seemed to betoken an increase of numbers the next time. ABERDARE,—AVe are lnppy to heat that the inhabi- tants of this place are to be en/iyltlened by the erection of gas-works; which it is presumed will be completed by January next. MERTHYR POLICE COURT.—THURSDAY. [BEFORE WM. THOMAS, ESQ.] Catharine Wat kins, an inhabitant of China, was charged wfth ste ding sixteen sovereigns, the property of iMoses Shields, weaver, of Llantrissent, last night. It appeared that Shields was passing a brothel, kept by a woman named Taylor, into which he was invited by the prisoner. He accompanied her iuto a dark room where, as he stated, in less than a minute she abstracted his purse containing £16, from bis pocket, and immediately left the house. Finding he had beeu robbed, Shields gave infor- mation to the police, and in the course ot the night the prisoner was apprehended by P.C. Phillips. Mr. George Overton, solicitor, appeared to defend the prisoner, and contended that no prima facie case had been made out against his client. He could prove an alibi. The wit- nesses called to prove this were Mary Taylor, keeper of the brothel in which Shields alleged he had beeu robbed, and Margaret Jones, alias Peggy Crops," another brothel keeper. The former deposed that neither Shields nor the prisoner had been in her house ou that day, and the latter that the prisoner came to her house at 8 o'clock that evening, went to bed, and did not afterwards go out. Mr. Thomas wished Mr. Overton joy of his witnesses— their testimony had not the slightest influence upon him, and lie should commit the prisoner for trial at the sessions. —In answer to the magistrates, Superintendent Wrenn stated that the prisoner had been twice previously con- victed of Felony. hettice Davies, singlewoman, was charged with having Stole i a cjuantitj of coal, the property of lite Powlais Iron Company. Committed for trial at the Swansea quarter sessions. John Dunn and James Fenton remanded from Monday on n charge of having uttered several counterfeit half- crowns, were brought up. The depositions were read over, and they were committed for trial at the sessions. FRID VY, OCT Oth.— [Before the saine Magistrate.] Givenllian and Mary Ann Davies, mother and daughter, were charged with having stolen 120 lbs. weight of coal, the property of the Dowlais Iron Company, this morning. The prisoners were detected by sergeant Parsons taking it from an enclosed yard. Both committed for trial at the sessions. SATURDAY, OCT. 1th.-[Before H. A. Bruce, Esq.] Jonas Davies, miner, charged with disobeying an order of affiliation, was ordered to pay arrears and cost of sum- mons. Paid. William Jones and Thomas Williams, pndlers, of Dowiais, were charged with having committed a cowardly and unprovoked assault on David Evans, at Dowiais, on the 4th instant. Jones was fined 10s. and costs, which he paid. Williams was fined £5; and io default, committed for two months to Cardiff Gaol. John Vincent, miner, charged by Sergeant Collins with having been drunk and disorderly at the police-office, was reprimanded and discharged. MONDAY, OCT. 9th.—[Before H. A. Bruce and Wm. Thomas, Esqrs.] Michael Moore, an Irish pedlar, was charged with hav- ing burglariously broken and entered the house of Evan Jeremiah, at Llwydcoed, Aberdare, and stolen therein a quantity of provisions, pair of shops, and 40s. in silver, on the night of the 2iith ult. The robbery appeared to have been a most dariug one. The entrance was effected by boring a hole through a thick stone wall, the inmates being asleep at the time. A few days after the robbery the prisoner called at the shop of Mr. David Davies, and changed 40s. in silver for two sovereigns. Sergeant Sadler having had a hint of this, apprehended the pri- soner upon suspicion. On the silver which he had changed been shown to Jeremiah and his wife, two pieces of it, viz., a half-crown & a shilling having peculiar marks upon them, were identified by them as part of the money which had been stolen. The prisoner gave an account to the officer as to how be became possessed of the coin, which account proved to be false. There were other facts tend- ing to prove the guilt of the prisoner, and he was fully committed for trial at the next Assizes. William Johnson and Henry Jones, two tramps, were charged with having stolen two shirts, the property of Etlward Lewis, at Tail Vechan, Breconshire, on Saturday last. The evidence being incomplete they were remanded till Wednesday. David Poole and Richard Welham, known to the police as reputed thieves, were charg d with having stoleu a large copper pump, the property of Mr. William Norton, of Carmarthen, from a brewery at Pontysiorehouse. They were remanded for further evidence. Juspeh EJioards, contractor on the Yale of Neath Rail- way works, was charged with refusing to pay James Kerva, a navigator, his wages. Ordered to pay the amount due forthwith. Some cases were settled out of court. WEDNESDAY, Ocr. II.-[Before the same Magistrates.] William Johnson and Henry Jones, remanded from Monday, on a charge of stealing two shirts, the property id Edward Lewis, at the parish of Vaynor, Breconshire, were again brought up, and committed for trial at the Breconshire sessions. Johnson was further charged with having stoleo a coat, the property of Howell Powell, at Blaen Glyn, Breconshire. He was also committed for trial on this charge, the coat having boeu found upou him by Superintendent Wrenn. David Poole and Richard Welham, remanded from Mouday, on a charge of stealing a copper pump, were again brought up and committed for trial at the Swansea quarter sessions. CONVICTION OF TWO KEEPERS OF "CWJlW BACH." — Jane Jones, keeper of the house in which a man was last week stabb d, as reported in our paper of the 7th instant, was charged by Superintendent Wrenn, with having sold beer without a license ou the 2nd instant. The charge having been proved, she was fined £2 and costs. John Thomas, miler, of Dowiais, was charged with a similar offence by the same officer. It appeared in this case, that the defendant had harboured some pndlers, who should have been at their work, in his house at 3 o'clock iu the morniog of the 7111 inst., where they got drunk and neglected their duty, much to the injury of their em- ployers. The case having been lully proved, Thomas was tined £3 and costs. The magistrates expressed a deter- mination to fine heavily all persons convicted of this offence. Richard PlIgh, collier, of Dowiais, was charged by Thomas Morgan, with refusing to pay him £ 1 3j. tOd. due for wages. Ordered to pay 19s. Several cases were settled out ot court.
ABERDARE BRITISH SCHOOLS. Oil Monday last these schools were formally opened, upon which occasion a monster tea-party took place in the school-room in aid of the funds, the place being thronged from two P.M. till ten at night. We were in- formed that upwards of three thousand tickets were dis- posed of (at a shilling each), and that more than two thousand one hundred persons took tea in the course of the day, the supply of that exhilarating beverage being most abundant, while the stock of rich plum cake seemed inexhaustible,—four sacks of flour, each sack containing 250lbs., being consumed in preparing for the occasion. Great credit is unquestionably due to the committee of management for the manner in which the proceedings were conducted but we think that we ought to mention, in particular, the names of the Rev. Thos. Price, Baptist Minister, and Rev. Wm. Edwards, Independent Minister, as they were untiring in their exertions throughout the day; and were ably assisted by many respectable ladies of the place, who seemed fully acquainted with the most approved method to be adopted in making a nice cup of lea." During the evening a choir of singers diversified the proceedings by favouring the company with several chauuts, which they sung to Welsh hymns' Shortly after 8 o'clock preparations were made for holding a public meeting,— MR. DAVID WILLIAMS, YNISCYNON, in the chair. The room was at this time crammed to suffocation while a great mail} had been obliged to leave. The Chairman opened the proceedings in a Wel h I speech, in which he spoke with his accustomed ability upon the subject of EDUCATION, generally considered, and elicited the warmest cheers of the meeting. We regret that in an extempore translation we shall not be able to do justice to what was teally a very cleverly spoken address. He commenced by alludiiig to the efforts which the promoters of these schools had made—the public thanks which were due to them —and the joy experienced upon witnessing the successful issue of their elforts. They had put theii hands to the plough, and had not looked back. 1 hey lia I looked at the state of the coun- tiy—they had seen the people, in too many instances, steeped in ignorance, they had seen a great lack of in- formation 011 general subjects, and their knowledge of the world, and of the habits of society, told them that no adequate means were in existence for extending to the children of the poor the blessiugs which a sound and liberal education could confer. In this state of things ill -y had nobly and disinterestedly stepped forward, de- termined to make an effort for placing within the reach of the poorer children of Aberdare the means whereby their mental and social condition might be elevated: the result of their philanthropic efforts was the erection of that school-room. He pointed out in energetic terms the evils of ignorance and in the glowing and beautiful language of Ancient Cambria, he described the blessings and the happiness which an intimate acquaintance with Ihe Creator's laws were the means of procuring for those who made His kingdom the subject of their studies, and acted in conformity with the principles inculcated in His Divine precepts. In the moral, the soial, the phy- sical, and the religious world, We all saw the evils of ignorance. Paients who had not enjoyed the privilege of having received education felt the disadvantages of their position: should not that prompt them to endeavour to give their children a chance of obtaining what they ever felt the loss of, and which thjy never could hope to realise 1 Some peopte were assiduous and exemplary enough in providing for the temporal wants of their offspring. They had a house for one child, a field for another, a garden for a third, and so on; but did it not occur to well-meaning persons of this description that temporal wealth might be disposed of; whereas if they provided for the mental necessities of their children, caused them to atqunv intellectual possessions, these once hid hold of could never be sold or spent, as the proceeds of houses and fields might. No one could now say that schooling was too dear in Aberdare—out of the reach of workmen- as the price was only two-pence a week. The committee did not wish to draw children from other schools far from it; all they were anxious to do was to provide a school for the children of the poor upon unsectarian principles. The, chairman concluded by reading the following verses, which he had composed for the occasion, and which were very welt received by the meeting:- Esgus ni chewch fod heb ysgol,—-o nerth Cynorthwy wythnosol, I gacl dvsg digymysg gol, Dwy goiniojj fyid digouol. Digonol a da i ugeiniau—fydd, lawn foddiou yn ddiau, Ac I dlawd a gawd tiid gau, Di ail ar rwjdddelerau. D'Vjs godir mewn dysgeidiaetb-ag eniv, Ag anian mor odiaetli, O. teilwng trwy bob talaeth A f) dol nivvy fcddu ei maeth. Ni raid ¡weh 'fyaed i Rydychain,—mwy Na inyiunl i Lundain, 0 herwvdd ceir ar Hirwain, Feib rliwydd aiff heibio i r rhai'n. 0, eiliwn hon hyd e!or,—ymdrechvvn AID drichant yu rliagor, Ag yoo glan can p*'t> eor Nerol, a meibion 1101'. o da gan Dduw—digon o ddysg—raddol Hyth rhodder heb g) in\sg, I "dorf fawr hardd ddiderlys, A iaoh eu moes yn eicli mysg. The Rev. Thomas Price next addressed the mectin_r, in English, as he understood that many persons wished to learn the history of the building in which they were assembled, and also to hear the purpose explained for which it was intended. In the month of February, 184d, a few friends, who felt a desire to increase the means of education at Aberdare, met together for the purpose of considering how that object could be attained, and how a school-room might be erected, in which the children of the poor might be instructed. Those friends found that the means of education were not adequate to the wants of the population and, therefore, determined to call a public meeting. That meeting took place in February 1840, n one of the largest chapels in the neighbourhood, and there the question was discussed. A committee was appointed; and a determination was expressed by those assembled to erect a school-house, and also a place of residence for a master. The committee entered on their work with that unsectarian principle guiding them, which determined them not to mix up any question of religion or politics with their proceedings; so that in the foundation of their school no party or sect is favoured more than another,— all fare alike (cheers). And if a man who had no religion at all were to present his child, it would be received on the same footing, and on the same terms as the child of the most rigid professor of Chris'ianity (hear). Having been informed that the Lord of the Manor had power to grant sites for public school-rooms out of the waste-lands or commons, the committee applied to the late lamented and revered Marquess of Bute, who with that distinguished courtesy which those who approached him were ever treated, immediately presented them with the site upon which they were assembled (cheers). His lordship gave them a quarter of an acre of ground for the purpose of erecting a school-house. The committee then at once set vigorously to work, and solicited subscriptions. fhey were very successful. Mr. Fothergill gave them £ 10; and Mr. Henry Bruce, Mr. Wayne, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Morgan (Gadlys), Mr. Williams (the chairman), Mr. Rhys, Mr. Edwards, and many others came forward in a most liberal spirit. The tradesmen of the place and many of the working people also subscribed very handsomely — those who were called upon giving sums varying from £:3 do ivnwards, so that £120 were collected in the neighbour- hood. Mr. Price entered into further details; anl at length came to the tea-party, stating that when he counted the tickets a short time before he commenced his address he found that 2018 persons had drank tea, each paying a shilling (cheers). A great many had, however, purchased tickets who had not attended. The committee fully ex- pected to realize upwards of £ 100 by this party, which sum would be appliell towards liquidating the deht on the school. He stated that the school-room and house were erected by contract—that the amount of the contract was £5:30; but that there were a few extras which were not included, such as inclosing the play-ground and garden. The object with the promoters of the school was to have a cheap, unsectarian.and, at the same time, a good school for the children of the poor. They intended having a first- rate man as master, who would be capable of teaching the higher branches of education and to give satisfaction to all parlies who might send their children there. The terms of payment for the first class would be a penny a week and when the pupil had made some progress, and had entered upon the study of arithmetic, the price per week would lIc two-pence. Should the members of the middle classes wish to send their children to the school, aud to enter upon the study of algebra, geometry, or other branches of mathematical investigation, the terms would be four-pence per week. During the first year the committee did not expect to eflect much. The room, as all present might observe, was a spacious one. It afforded accommodation for two hundred children and it might be considered the freehold property of the poor of Aberdare (cheers). Mr. Price then expatiated on the importance of knowledge, illustrating his arguments by the introduction of several amusing anecdotes, which while they conveyed a moral" and were instructive, served to keep the attention alive. He eulogized the "YoluntalY Principle;" and said that the committee would depend upon it for support. Mr. Fothergill, iu addition to the £ 10 which he had given, had purchased one hundred tickets, which he had distributed. Mr. Roberts, surgeon, and other gentlemen had also been liberal. Mr. Price believed that the voluntary principle was the best; and disliked any system which would entail upon them government inspection. Government oflijers were not wanted. After dwelling upon this part 0: his subject for some time, and relating a humourous anecdote respecting a gentleman and his dog, Mr. Price proceeded to notice some unfounded statements which had been put forth, by which the committee were accused of an in- tention to exclude the children of Socinians. Why, their respected treasurer was a Socinian (hear). It would be time enough for their Socinian frieuds to complain when they found themselves rejected. The child of no man would be refused admission, no not even the children o Socinian or Mahomedan, Jew or Christian the schoo was based upon unsectarian principles, and was open to all (luud cheers). The question of religion would never be brought to the face of the parent (renewed cheering). Mr. Price then noticed another rumour—that the school was principally intended for the children of farmers and tradesmen: it was not the case, as the children of work- men would have the first chance after which others would be allowed to participate in its benefits (hear). He coneluled an excellent speech, for an outline of which we have only room, amid loud cheers; and re- sumed his seat. The Rev. William Edwards, followed in Welsh, going over nearly the same ground as had been taken by Mr. Piice. The plan of operations was then explained by Mr. Price who stated that as only two hundred children could be accommodated, it was necessary that parents, who were desirous that their children should be received into the school, should at once have their names put down. The Chairman (in English) referred to the pains which the superintendents of the tea-party had takan, and espe- cially to the efforts of the ladies, whose conduct he highly- eulogized. He stated that there were nine applications for the situation of master of the school, and that he was sure, in making the appointment, the committee would exercise their best judgment and discretion. The build- ing in which they were assembled was the freehold pro- perty of the place—belonged to them all, and he hoped would be used for the benetit of all. He strongly urged upon parents to give their children education, so that they might be fitted for entering upon the world with a fair chance of success, which without education they would not have. The terms could form no obstacle. And again, if a man were to put by a penny or twopence a week for his child for twenty years, what would it amount to in comparison with the inestimable advantages of a sound and useful education 1 With regard to the erection of the building in which they were assembled, he had to observe that they wanted about £ 30J to pay for it,— a debt which ought not long to remain unliquidated. The population of Aberdare and its vicinity was estimated at 12,0U0 individuals: how easy it would be for the inhabi- tallts to raise a sum equal to what a shilling a piece from each of them would amount to ani so not only would the debt be paid off but a handsome sum would remain in hand (cheers). Rev. Thomas Price said that in order to show how un- sectarian were their proceedings, and that they were not acting in opposition to the Church, he would mention a fact, namely—that the Rev. John Griffith, vicar of Aber- dare, had kindly presented the school with f5, and had promised to be an anull;t1 subscriber (loud cheers). After a vote of thanks to the chairman had been moved by Mr. Price, seconded by Mr. Edwards, and carried by acclamation, the meeting separated. BRIDGEND.—"ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS.— Among the list of those who successfully passed their examiuation in the theory and practice of surgery, on Friday, the 6lh inst. (being the first meeting of the court for the season), and were admitted members of the college, we perceive the name of Mr. William Cox, of Bridgend. This gentleman obtained his diploma in medicine from the Apothecaries' Society in May last. Mu. WYNDHAM IIAIIDINO has received the appnintment of Secretary of the South Western Company, pice Mr. Campbell, who has resigned from ill health. The new appointmeut appears to us to hi most judicious, and we anticipate much advantage to the South Western Company from it. Mr. Wyndham Iiardiug is well known in the railway world from his late position as secretary of the Buckinghamshire lines, but he is perhaps better known in the scientific world from bis engineering acquirem>lIts, awl as one of the ablest writers and reasoners on matters con- nected with the highest branches of railway science. Mr. Wyndham Harding's contributions on important railway matters are widely known, and have always commanded attentiou, from the research and complete knowledge of the whole bearings of the questions which they have evinced. In addition, Mr. HardlUg is acknowledged to possess a most practical mind, and a thorough acquaintance uitli ail departments of railway business. It will be seen from this bri f statement, that Mr. Harding brings to his new ollice qualifications of the highest as well as of the most useful order. We are thus particular iu noticing this appoint meot, hecause we luvc always bdJ the opinion, that lhe post of secretary ill line of great responsibility, and thal much of the prosperity of a runway depends ou an efficient discharge by the holder, of its multifarious duties. This opiaiou, we have reason to believe, is becoming generally prevalent, and bodi Boards of Directors and shareholders are now desirous of seeiug qualification, and not int- rest, established as the guiding rule for filling up vacancies whenever they occur. We are quite sure that no great railway corporation more requites a secretary able, ex- perienced, aud of sound judgmeut, than the South Western Company. The South Western Railway is one of the finest railway properties in Englaud, aud it can ouly lose tbat character by rasb engagements, profuse expenditure, and reckless management. Railway Companies are, how. ever, now beginning to look about them, to see if a revision of their policy may not he advisable, as the best means of restoring public confidence, and of bringing security to shareholders. We feel assured if the South Western Company see that there is room to adopt an improved system, they will have an admirable seconder of their efforts in the new secretary.—Railway Gazette. MA EST EG. — A correspondent informs us that a market- place is much wanted in Maesteg. -a place which has three Iron Works, the property of three distinct com- panies, with a population of about six thousand. PORT TALBOT, Oct. 9.—The Commerce, of Gloucester, from Cardiff, in entering this harbour yesterday eveniug, got ashore on the north side of the breakwater; she is expected off after discharging her cargo (railwuy iron), but with much damage, her bulwarks and deck having been washed away. A YOUNG FEMALE DROWNED.—On Saturday evening as the daughter of Mr. Tanipliu, landlord of the Mariner's Arms, Britonlerry, aged 8 years, was amusing heiself in a small boat on the canal, she accidentally fell into the water and was drowned belore any assistance could be ivudered. 11 er mother, who was looking out through a bed-room window, opposite the canal, observing her child s alarming situation, rushed out of the house and threw hcrseli iuto the water for the purpose of attempting to rescue the poor girl and had it nut been that a locksman, who was pas- sing at the time, assisted her out of the waier, it is possible she would have shared the same fate as her unfortunate daughter, whose body wan brought out by the locksman. VALE OF NEATH.—On Saturday the 30th ult., the members of the Oak and Hazel Benefit Society" kept their annual.festival. This club, which is held at the house of Mr. William Jones of the" Rock & Foun- tain," progresses steadily, both in the number, and the respectahiiityofitsmcmbers. At three o'clock p.m., the members to the number of sixty sat down to a good substantial dinner, and to which ample justice was done. The distance of the parish church from their clubroom pre- cluded their walking in procession to attend Divine service. On Friday last an inquest was held before C. Collins, Esq., coroner, on the body of a child between two and three years of age (the daughter of a working man living at Craig irw), which had been burnt, to death. It ap- pears that the mother, who, had gone to a neighbour's house, had left the child by itself, in bed. In her absence the child got up, and it is supposed, was meddling with the fire, when its clothes ignited. The body was burnt almost to a cinder, and it is only surprising that tha bed did not take fire. Evidence on the subject having been heard, the jury returned a verdict of" Death from burning." INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Monday evening last, before C. Collins, Esq*, coroner, at the Rock and Fountain, Mysidd-fields, Swansea, on the body of Charles Spooner, mason. It appeared that the decayed had been engaged at. his work at Siogletou until four or Ave o'clock intheevening. On his return home he complained of I being unwell, and took some brandy, with the vie v of alleviating the pain..Not feeling better, he proceeded upstairs lor the purpose, :ts he told his wife, of lying on the bed. In the course of two or three hours his wife hearing him groan, went into his bedroom and found the deceased in the agonies of death. A rumour became very prevalent throughout the town that the symptoms attendant upon the deceased's illness very much resem- bled those of Asiatic c'lolt-ra, but. such a report was quite groundless. A post m>rte
11IOM O U T HJ5 H I it h: NEWPORT ATHEN.IUM AND MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. —We undeistand the Rev. D. Rhys Stephen (late Bap- tist Minister, Newport, but now of Manchester) is to deliver a lecture in cunnection with the Institute, at the Town-hall, on Tuesday evening next, on the Signs of the Times"—theology and politics excluded. SHIP NEWS.—The 'Ann Henzell,' Caithness, from Newport for Barcelona, put iuto Milford on the 4lh inst., with loss of sails and leaky. —The 'Queen of the Usk,' Davies, from Newport, put iuto the Cove of Cork on the 6th inst. We a e glad to see the 'Swift' steamer again on the station between Newport and Bristol. COURAGEOUS CONDUCT OF AN OFFICER OF THE 5TH FUSILKKRS AT THE MAURITIUS.—Captain Bryan .Vlilman, of the 5th Fusileers, with Captain Colquitt, Mr. Bellew, Mr. Home, and Mr. I-it/.gerald, of the same regiment, and Mr. Palmer, a commissariat officer, on the 25th of June last, were returning from a boating expedition to "Grand River," at three o'clock p.m. When about four miles from shore, a squall came down and overset the boat. Torrents of ram fell at thesame time, and they were drifting along on the side of the boat—which for- tunately did not sink—without a chance of assistance and the night setting in. This happened at half-past five o'clock, and it is dark at six o'clock at this season. They drifted in this Way for about two hours, and at last gmundediuaboutseveufcetofwatei. It was almost dark, and all they could see were the tops of the moun- tains in the horison. There appeared no chance of being saved, except by holding on to the boat till daylight, and as it was terribly cold, that seemed impossible. Captain Milm.,n determined to endeavour to swim ashore to pro- cure assistance—the boatman (a Creole) said he would go alsll, alii they started to make the attempt. After swiuuni.i_- some time Captain Milinau missed the boat- man an I went back a short distance, shouting after him, but receiving no answer, turned again to the mountain tops, his only guide, and at last, much exhausted and beuumbed, reached the shore-feeling his way in thj dark aud shouting all the while. In about half an hour he came to a cottage, where he procured some dry clothes, and the, conducted him to the proprietor of the eElate who immediately offered his canoe and, with his son, ac- companied Captain Milman in search of the wreck. In about an hour's time, they heard cries from the wreck, not being ablf: to see I >0 yards from the canoe. It was then eleven o'clock, so tint they had been clinging to the boat five hours and ah.l; and by tweve o'clock (hey were safely housed unit r the hospitable roof of the pro- prietor of the canoe, whose courageous assistance, at the risk of his life, and that of his son, deserve all praise—it being a service of great danger, putting out to sea on such a rough night in so small a boat. The unfortunate Creole was foaud the next morning dead from col.1 and cramp, half a mile from the spot he is supposed to have landed at. It was fortunate they were not attacked by sharks, as those coasts are much infested by theui. Had it not been for Captain Milman's gallant conduct they would all doubtless have perished. Captiin Milman is A son ot General Milman, and grandson of the late Sir Charles Morgan, of Tredegar. At the Magistrates O.fice, Newport, Saturday, Oct. 7 1848, [before itev. James Coles, O. Morgan, Esq., M.P., and Rev. Chancellor W ilii:1Ius.] There was DO business of any impn tauce. A case ot assault was adjourned and Henry Thomas, a railway contractor, ordered to pay Hat llarry 13s. 411. wages. PONTYPOOL. — EXSMPLAUY MUNIFICENcE-The Misses Morgan, of House, have, in the most kind and considerate manna, given the site together \\I ith money for the erection of all Episcopal Chur h, Parson- age, and Schoo!-rooms, in the hamlet of Coed-y-Paen, ill the parish of Llangibhy, four miles from the parish Church, and have considerately intimated their intention to endow the whole in a requisite sum iu perpetuity.
To the Editor of the Cardiff &. JVlerlhyr Guardian. SI it, — encouraged bv Jour kiud indulgence, I has'en to the completion of my engagement touching tlie language, aacient usages, & of the ancieut Cainbro Britons. Caesar and Tacitus bear tisiiioony with Olher ancielH writers Ihat lhe Citinbro Ihltous il,lId iJauli spoke a Idnguage nearly simi- lar. the correctness of which may be established by the afliuity of thc Celtic of lirnany. alld ilie huguage as al IH6cnt spoken iu Wales, an,1 ackno.vledged lU he thc anient lirillsh used by our forefathers iu the early ages. A late learned anti- quarian observes—•• The taste ot the present inhabitants of Wales o igtil to be arraigned before dw bar of litera II roil (or the general inattention discovered towards the nohle remains of Ihc learning and genius of tlu-ir ancestors; remains rqual in ii11por!ilnc,: and curiosity tl) whit cau ue produced by any other people in the B.Hdc Uphiibet'' ill the original Welsh chatacters was up to a late peii >d believed to be the inveution of some moden en- thu:;Í.1St, probably frow their grlltesq II) appearauce as com. pared v. iili those in modern use. Tolaol;, in his history of Ihe Orui,t., m^kes the following rema. k 011 tbe same subject rile use ot letters has been very ancient iu Ireland, which at lirst were cut U'1l of the bark of Iree. prepared for Ihal pur- p0se), 0r 0n s ;n .1 i 1 tables 0f birch wood, such were called l'oel»" Tabhs as their characters were in general named branch letters, from their form. The alphabet was ca led This cuincidence of thc character and descrip iou of the bardic alphabet, which must, I think, iden- lily al once the British I1nd liish as descended from the same original s ock—chiefly Celtic- that they inuie use of the same characters to.> express their iJcMI. and thiit the same laugJige was common 10 both nations. Poets' fables" has the same signilicatiun as auJ it requires no greal stretch of imagination 10 couverl B^th duis-aion" te) Ucd .V-IUll-lo.>lI. signifviu r birch impressions. The idea ex- pressed by the author regarding iheir form. The siindaiity of the languages of Wales, Irelmd, aud B.iuny, will he readily acknowledged ou refeiiiu-t ll) 'ho Vocauul.irium, Armotico, Hibemicum, of T.d uid, where many hundreds of words common to Wales are used to signify, with very slight variation, In the manner oi' spellillg them, the sa/ue things an,1 of Ihe same CO,11 '.111[) II1canlug. Toe (lev. Thomas Price, In i.is spiriled and scientific lissay on the Physiog- nomy and Physiology of the pr
BIRTHS, M.\RRI:GES, AND DEATHS. BIRTHS. Oct. 4, the lady of Captiin Gtvynae, Mouachty, Car- diganshire, of a daughter. Oct. 11, at Bute-street, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. Edward*, pawnbroker, of a son. Oct. II, at Cwmavon, Mrs. James Bird, of a daughter. Oct. 5, at Neath, tha wife of Nlr. William Leivis, of a daughter. Oct. 5, at Keath, the wife of Xlr. John Thomas, of a son. Oct. 1, Mrs. Charles Lucas, Aboravon, of a son. Oct. 2, at Pwllineyric, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, the lady of W. E. Toye, Esq., of a son. Oct. 2, at Elm Villa, Chepstow, Mrs. William George Owen, of a son. Oct. 4, at the Rectory, Barnes, Surrey, the wife of the Rev. Reginald E. Copkston, of a daughter. Oct. 6, at Nortlirepps Hall, Norfolk, the wife of Sir E. N. Buxton, Bart of a daughter. Oct. 7, at Woburu Park, Sutrey, the Honorable Mrs. L. King, of a sou. Oct. 5, at Belle Vue, Teignmouth, the wife of Lieut,- Colonel Osborn, Bengal Army, of a son. Oct. 5, at Cheltenham, the wife of Lieutenant-Colonel W. Wyllie, U.B., of a son. MAR IIAGES. Oct. 9, at St. Mary's Church, Cardiff, by the Rev. W. L. Morgan, Mr. Angel Carreta, to Sarah Board Langlev, both of St. Mary's. Sept. 28, at St. Michael's Church, Pembroke, by the Rev. Charles Philipps, vicar, canon of St. David's, thlt Rev. Thomas Augustus Stroug, .VI. A., Bath, to Elizabeth, third daughter of Morgan Davies, Esq., of Pembroke. Sept. 30, at Ab.'rpergwin Church, by the Rev. Walter Griffiths, curate, Mr. Wi liam Williams, miner, to Anne Thomas, both of the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath. Oct. 7, at Eglwysilan Church (by licence) by the Re". W. Leigh, ,\1,. William Lewis, of Gellygaer, to Miss Ann Morgan, of Graigwen, Eglwysilan. Oct. 7, at the same place, by the Rev. W. Leigh, Nir. Wm. Isaac, to Miss Margt. Williams, both of Eglwysilan. 0--t. 9, at Cartnel Baptist Chapel, by the Ilev. James Richards, Mr. Moresbull, to Miss Mary Davies, Ponty- pridd. Oct. 5, at St. Woollos Ciiurch, Newport, Monmouth- shire, by thj Rev. E. Hawkins, George, eldest son of Mr. George Roberts, of Adams,lown, to Miss Mary Matthews, of this town. Sept. 3(), at Aberdare Church, by the Rev. John Grif- fith, vicar, Mr. David Jo:ies, to Miss Dinah Richards, both of Aberdare. Oct. 12, at Aberdare Church, by the Rev. Henry J. Davis, curate, :1. William Thomas, to Miss Ann Joneti, both of Hirwaun. Oct. 8, at the Register-olfiee, Merthyr, Isaac Morgan, to Lettice Davies Oct. 9, John Evans, to Martha John Oct. 9, David Davies, to Sarah Jones; Oct. 10, Mr. Llewellyn Thomas, to Mrs. Ann Richards; all the above parties were married in the presence of Mr. David Lewis, registrar. Oct. 2, at Zoar Chapel, Merthyr, by the Rev. B.Oiveu, M. Williams, to Mary James. Oct. 7, at Z lar B aptist Chapel, Rhymney, William Jones, to Caroline Hutton. Oct. 7, at Zoar Baptist Chapel, Rhymney, David llig- gon to Uachael If ultun. Oct. 2, at Zion Ch ipel by the Uev. J. Jones, Thonaaa Williams, to Elizabeth Evans. DEATHS. Oct. 8, at Cardiff, aged 76 years, Air. Edward Bird, much respected by all wh > knew him. Oct. 7, Frances Ulizabelh, daughter of Thos. Evans, Esq., surgeon, Ciockherbtown, Cardiff, aged 1 year and 10 months. Oct. 2, at the Bear Inn, Llantrissent, Mr. Win. Jacob, aged 58 years, who had been thirty-eight years clerk to the Commissioners of lAnd and Assessed Taxes in the hundred of Miskin. He was a man universally beloved, and has left a widtnv and ten children t, deplore his loss. Oct. 12, at St. Mellons, near Cardiff, Mrs. Eleanor Price, aged 7i years. Oot. 10, at Newport, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. 11. M. Partridge, auctioneer,&c., St. Woollos House, Mrs. Jones, at the advanced ag" of 93 years. Oct. H, at Newport, deeply regretted by a large family and a numerous circle of frien li, Catherine, the beloved wife of Nlr. John Grant, sen., tailor and draper, aged 58 years. Her deep affliction was borne with christian resignation—her end was peace. The deceased was mother of 22 children. 7, aged 4 years, Morgan, son of Mr. Bethnel Wil- liams, Aberdate. Oct. 2, at Park-street, Swansea, aged 23 years, Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Ur. Thomas Davies, builder. Oct. 11, at Neath, John, son of Mr. Thomas Jones, aged 4 months. Sept. 27, aged 33 years, Catherine, the wife of Mr. Win. Jones, butcher, Cwmgwraeh, in the Yale of Neath. Lately, at Lahore (East Indies) Colonel Strickland, of her Majesty's 10th Regt. of Foot. Oct 9, in Warwick-street, Regenl-street, Riehard Monins, Esq late of the 52 fiegl. (Light Infantry) in his Gist year.
IJORT OF CARDIFF. IVI PO'iT> Iu the Marque s of Ru'e Stirling, frotn Quebec, 14 pieces of elm timber, GUI pieces of pine, o.X'deals, 375 staves, Itl co,Is "f lall. v,>od In the Ceeili I,, I'oefre, from Dunkirk. St2 sacks ..f fl .or In the Joseph Hut. hinson, I"ol!¡tcr. from Q .elJec, 41b pieces of timber, i 10 deals. 6 cords of lath *oyd In it, Ma tÍn;;tr)n, Hoilin;, from llichioucto, 4020 deals, 24 pieces of limber In the I.* Justinia, Gendre, from St. Malo, o) tons of potatoeii, "28 bushels of onion- In the Helen. R .dford, from Co.lt, S?4 bushels of oats In the Thomas Mason, C'larkson, Irom Walerlord. 2U2 qrs. of Oats, sundries In the James, Hayes, from Yo ighal. bO qrs. of oif, sunlnes
VESSELS LOADING FORKIGN. Ships. Masters. Where Bound. Cargo. Merchants. Oc.-au Bird. Hall .New York iron.W. Crawshay Reindeer .TintU I 15 arcelona.coal.. Wood & Co. Smith .New York iron.Guest St Co. Wargaietha Wester. Amsterdam ..iron.. V. Ilill Ivovena I)i«ini .t.ishon foal. Wood & Co. Margaret.VIoree .Oporto iron..Thompson & Foreman Hiram Harrett.Syra iron. )|,|| I'aranto .Thompson Charleston,Ii.S 11011..C, Itailey ilroi hers. V.iweil .M.da .to il Insole & Sin Venn*Seoble Vt.t.,a .irou. i'liompson&Co Wa-p .••«.• :Vilen •M.nta •«••coal.Insole Sou Cfiqn ttc Karnes S ra .iron. II ill Aniiirate .Marten .Uremeu coal. P. Powell Salisbury. Mi ;tt. Mai la ,co.il.Insole & S m O.il i.nb'! D joyer .N antes eoal.. Wood lie. C A raises .Jenkins .Lisbon coal. du. I.itvetit coal.K. Davis vV.G, Anderson.Pry ivult tr.coal .Wood & C i. Liberie Cliouril ..N.ntes coal.t- lIa-i. Jeunu Kdmond Dulae Names .c,.al. Wood Jit C.I.
EXTRACTS IROM •* MUI*I»I»U KRII-: Gibraltar, Oct. 2nd. —The Itenjainin, Hail, Irom i'ardiir, lor fieil ia. put iu here. 28 h ult., lea k*- « Liverpool, Oct. 8ih.—The barque Kelly, Car cr, troiu >ew Orleans, arrive.1 here, r"I,or.ø that on the t!ud Sep* in Int. 47 dt'4. fjO n»iii lou^. 1« deg. 5> mill., fell in «ith th- American tlii i li i"land, tfwbtnsnn, from Cardi ffor Hosion, in a Sinking condition. lay hy her bouts, and from her the uiastcr°ollicers and cre*,#l7 in ali; on the 2 >rd Sept.. put 6 of the crew on board the ship Che ter, of aud for tit. John's, aud lauded the remaining 11 at this port.