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THE BIBLE-BURNING CHARGE.

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE MERLIM0. £ < £ If misfortune in one case more than another d«- siaiids our sympathy, it is in the case of him who, hy honest industry, had risen himself to a position that pro- mised independence, and is afterwards brought low by circuRicumstancos over which he had no control. I was foreibiy impressed with these.remarks, while reading over the several letters which appeared in the MERLIK, relating Mr. John Jones, of Brynmawr. I knew him for several years when he w&s engaged ae a merchant, at Brynuiawr, and can state with confidence, that there was not a man to be found that was stricter in discharging his engage- ments, or more indefatigable in exertion. His ability for business was also of the highest order. He was held in high estimation in the commercial world, where he was regarded us,- Industrious, punctual, frugal, and so forth, His word would pass for more than he was worth." But alas sir, we have a painful illustration in Mr- Jones's case, that integrity, industry, and ability, do not always command success, and that the fairest efforts of industry may be rendered abortive by some impressive evert, which no prudence could avoid or sagacity anticipate. Mr. Jones, in an evil hour, invested a considerable capital in shares in the Victoria Iron Work, and also laid out a large .sum of money in building 50 houses on ground that the Victoria Iron Company had leased to' Sit- Benjamiu HalL oir The consequence of being connected with tbeae works is too well known to the public, and keenly felt by hundred It is well known that Mr Jones was indefatigable in his exertions to retrieve the position of the company Jong as the slightest chance remained of doing' so ⢠but alas their case was irretrievable, and this ill-fated specu- lation involved him, with many more, in one common ruin. The consequence fell on Mr. Jones with greater severity than the rest. He not only sacrificed the consi- derable amount he paid for shares, and the heavy de- mands made on him as a shareholder, which swept away all his available capital, but his 50 houses, the wreck of bis property, was also swept away, because the Victoria Company had forfeited their J0:)..Se, by not fulfilling its conditions. Thus 50 houses were taken from him without his being liable for any demand, either as a shareholder or individual, and not one farthing compensation given him. This made him" Poor, indeed." When these facts are known, Mr. Jones will, I am sure, have the sympathy of the public and when the subscrip- tion list is opened, I have no doubt but that many a gen- tleman, especially those to whom the property fell, and those who afterwards purchased it, will come forward libe- rally, and extend a helping hand, to enable a deserving tradesmen, whom adverse circumstances has bowed down, again to rise by industry. I am, §ir, yours respectfully, Newport, Nov. 29th, 1855. W. J.

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