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To the Editor of the Welshmart.

To the Edito)* oj the Welshman.I


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GLAMORGANSHIRE. SWANSEA.âA religious controversy is being carried on in this town between the Rev. G. B. Brock, the Unitarian minister, and the Rev. R. S. Bunbury, M.A., vicar of St. Mary's, on the divinity of Christ. The Rev. Mr. Brock has published a pamphlet, entitled Mis- conceptions and erroneous statements concerning Uni- terians corrected," and addressed it to the Rev. Mr. Bun- bury, in consequence, he says, of it being the frequent practice of that gentleman, in his pulpit addresses, to speak in condemnation of the intellectual attainments and position of Unitarians. "This disturbance of the charitable temper and kind demcanonr," says Mr. Brock which different denominations of christians in the town manifest towards one another, will lead to much social mischief, and inj ure the cause of pure practical religion. To the extent that it is pursued and counte- nanced, it will set neighbours at variance, occasion evil surmises and slander, arrest freedom of thought and speech, deepen the prej udices of the ignorant, feed the violence of the bigoted, disgust the lovers of peace and charity, and afford a handle to unbelievers to ascribe to Christianity the spirit of intolerance, denunciation, and animosity, exhibited by its erring friends." Mr. Brock's letter is written in a calm, candid, and liberal temper, and as a literary production has elicited con- siderable approbation. The Rev. Mr. Bunbury replied to it, from the pulpit of St. Mary's Church on Sunday evening last, in a talented extemporaneous discourse which occupied upwards of two hours in the delivery, it being nine o'clock ere the congregation was dismissed. His sermon breathed throughout a christian spirit, and was free from all that sectarian bitterness which too often accompany religious controversies, ihe reply, we understand is intended to be published, and the public are anxiously waiting its appearance. It is anticipated tnat it will produce a rejoinder from the Rev. Mr. Brock. The subject has created considerable interest in the minds of the religious portion of the public the morejso that the controversialists are eminent alike for their intellectual powers, their literary attain- ments, and their piety. A sermon, in aid of the funds of the society for the propagation of the gospel in foreign parts, was preached at St.. Mary's church, Swansea, oil Sunday morning last, by the Rev. Mr. Moore, curate, when the sum of 1:16 1,5s. 9d. was collected. SWANSEA POLICK, DAY .Before the Mayor and Dr. Bird.âRobert Buckle (entered in the police sheet as Joseph Locklin Miller) a person of gentlemanly ap- pearance, was charged with entering the station-house. late on Sunday night, in a state of intoxication, and insulting the inspector. Fined 5 shillings. William Davies, a lad about 12 years of age, from Carmarthen- shire, was brought up charged with being found break- ing into a barn near the Havod. The inspector stated that he was in the habit of hawking about the town, and was a confirmed thief. After a brief consultation he was remanded to Wednesday. JUVENILE CHIMINALS.âJohn Nash (alias "Clap the Bellows"), John Davies ("Slip the Jacket," or "Capt. Beniiet"), Daniel Sullivan (" Fire Skull"), John Sullivan ('- Stalion"), Wm. Williams (" Capt. Will Dangos"), Edward Williams (" Dick Turpin"), and David Davies (" Thunderbolt"), were severally charged with com- mitting innumerable petty thefts in various parts of the town. This motley group were all under 12 years of age, and excited the comrnisseration of all who beheld them. It appeared from the statement of the inspector, that it was the invariable practice of some of the pri- soner's parents, if their children returned home at night empty handed, to inflict on them a severe chastisement. They were sent out during the day to sell matches, which served as a ready pretext to enter the vaiious shops. No one appearing against them, and in consideration of their tender age, they were dismissed, not, however, until a severe reprimand had properly been given to their parents. Tin: LATE 11013R SYSTEM.âOn Tuesday evening last, at the weekly meeting of the Swansea Useful Knowledge Society" Mr. Yandell delivered a lecture on the evils of the late hour system. He observed that the public were intiniately acquainted with this question it was the public who upheld this system, which produced so much suffering to all who were engaged in it. It was the public who purchased the articles which were sold in the shops; and whatever might be the amount of suffering entailed on the community, the public would have to bear the burden of this responsibility. These evils are not confined to the drapers only but they exist among milliners, dressmakers, and household servants, and all classy of the community. There are few per- sons, he said, Who were not interested in this question. The lecture frequently elicited marks of approbation; and it wag agreed that the subject be again discusscd on Tuesday evening next. SWANSEA SMLORS' SOCIETY.âThe annual sermons in behalf of this laudable and philantrophic institution, were preached on Monday evening last. The E iglish sermon wa* preached by the Rev. J. S. Hughes, at York Place; and the Welsh sermon by the llev. E. Jacob, at Bcthesda Chnpel. BALL.-A ball was held at the Assembly Rooms, Swansea, on Tuesday evening last, under the stewardship of J. H. Vivian, Esq., M.P., and Capt. Roden Eden, and was attended by about 80 of the elite of the town and neighbourhood, as well asseveial from the adjoining counties. Dancing commenced shortly after 10 o'clock, and was kept up with great spirit until five in the morning. The refreshments, music, and the whole arrangements of the ball were well arranged by Mr. Gregory, the courteous proprietor of these rooms. NEATII STREETS.âA correspondent says, I would recommend my Neath friends to get a pair of cloggs 18 inches thick to walk over our principal streets on a wet day." NEATH PETTY SESSIONS â" THE TABLES TURNED." On Friday last, before F. Fredricks, and E. H. Gwyn, Esqrs., Morgan Nicholas, was charged by Hannah Michael, for not obeying an order of affiliation, it was proved that defendant had not disobeyed the order, con- sequently the case was dismissed, complainant having to pay the costs of the constable going from Neath to New- bridge to serve him. Complainant was ordered to be locked up until the constable was paid. Elizabeth Griffiths, was charged with assaulting Eliza Francis. Edward Lawrence, a tailor, said I am a tailor, and was working at the complainant's house on the day in ques- tion. Complainant was in her garden, and also defendant who picked up a stone as large as a man's foot and threw it at complainant's daughter, and if it had only struck her it would knock a bull down. I went out to her and asked her what she meant, and that prevented me from making a few stitches, and this is all gentlemen I have to say at present." Ordered to pay costs-Ss. MERTHYR.âWe had two balls at this town on Wed- nesday week, one at the Bush Inn, under the steward- ship of Capt. Layard, M.P., D. Evans, J. W. Russell, and E. Davies, Esqrs., where the Hon. member for the borough and Lady Charlotte Guest, and the elite of the town and neighbourhood, and parties from Brecon and Cardiff attended. R. T. Crawshey, Esq., of Cyfarthfa Castle was from home. Cyfarthfa brass band and several quadrille bands were in attendance. The other was celebrated by the Oddfellows, at the Globe Inn, within a short distance of the Bush. The host and hostess of both places gave most sumptuous refresh- ments, and the greatest satisfaction. The evening was very wet and boisterous, which deterred many from attending at each place. Still they passed with greater eclat than could have been anticipated. The number of inquests held at Merthyr and its vici- nity during the last quarter were 31. I SHIPWRECK.âOn Tuesday last the brig William IV of Cardiff, John Douglas master, owner Charles WilJJ liams, of the same place, was wrecked in Mannin Bay, near Clifden. She was in this port some time since and left for Kilrush, in ballast, where she took in a cargo of oats from Mr. P. Glynn, for London. She lost two of her crew, a lad and one of the seamen, by a sea washing over her. She was stranded about ten o'clock a.m., and was abandoned by the crew at 4 p.m. She is a complete wreck her cargo is all lost. She was boarded by the country boats, who commenced carrying off every portable matter. We regret to add that two brothers of the name of Naughten were killed in the night by the falling of one of the masts upon them.-Galway Mercury. MEPHYSTOTHILES.âThe new Journal of Wit, (12 pages, size of the Medical Times, or Athenaeum) ready to-morrow, Saturday, contains sparkling papers by the best writers, illustrated by the best Artists of the day. Price 3d., stamped 4d. Order of any newsman or bookseller. THE WELSH EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENT.âOn Thurs- day, the 1st. of January, 1846, a large number of th friends met in Lion-street, to celebrate the opening of the Welsh Normal School. The service was commenced by the Rev. J. Evans, of Kensington, who gave out a hymn, and engaged in prayer. He was followed by the Rev. G. Griffiths, of the Plough, in Welsh, and the Rev. J. Pratten, of the Wesleyan Chapel, in English. The Rev. H. Griffiths, of the Independent College, then gave a short report explanatory of the movement. It appears, that although in several States of America, and on the continent of Europe, one third of the population is in school, one fifteenth only is so placed in Wales. More than 250,000 children are therefore without education. A General Conference was held at Llan- dovery, in the month of April, to enquire what could be done to mitigate this enormous and most dangerous evil. By an unanimous vote of about 120 ministers and laymen of different denominations, it was resolved to begin with a local training school for teachers. So far as we understand, their principal models are the Borough road and the Battersea Colleges. To meet the existing and coqfessed wants of the principality, an addition of 2000 schoolmasters is absolutely necessary. For any one party to accomplish this is hopeless. There is plenty of room. for all; and happily, all seem to be uniting in it with right good will. Our limits forbid us to follow the Rev. gentleman into the details of subscrip- tions and expenses but as a sample we may mention the following:- W esleyan Conference, £ 75 Congre- gational Board, £ 75; Baptist do., £ 30; Joseph Sturge, Esq., Birmingham, JE50 Rev. D. Blow, Monmouth, 1:20 Rev. J. Davies, Upper Clapton, fiO; Sir John Guest, M.P., £ 10; J. II. Vivian, Esq., M.P., £10; D. D. Morris, Esq., M.P., LIO J. Lloyd, Esq., Dinas, £ 5 i £ c., &c., &c. After the reading of the report, the Rev. L. Hughes prayed in Welsh, and the Rev. II. Griffiths in English. The meeting separated soon after eleven, deeply impressed with the importance and the solemnity of the occasion.âSilurian. NEWPORT MONMOUTHSHIRE. â On Fiiday evening last some idle miscreant placed a quantity of logs of wood across the road leading from Piecorner to Bassaleg turnpike, and unfortunately a gentleman named Ed- munds, from Cardiff, had to pass that way in his gig. The horse fell over these blocks, and Mr. Edwards was thrown out with much violence. He was taken up quite senseless, and now lies at the inn close by in a bad state. We hope the villain who placed the wood there will be discovered and punished.




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