LOST, | ON Thursday, the 27th ult., between the Llwyd- coed Station and the Upper Village Gate, a small GOLD LOCKET. Whoever will deliver the same to Vr. hadwick Orchard, chemist and drug- gist, Trecvnon, shall be rewarded. PUBLIC IfOTICE | THIS IS TO OIYF, NOT TOT:, that I will not hold myself responsible for any Debt that my Wife, ELIZABETH DAVIES, may contract after this date. and nil persons are therefore cautioned against giving her any goods on credit. PAV[D DAVTES. Collier. 1S. Bridge-street, Voberts Town, Aberdare, Feb. lSUh, 18C2. MOKEY SPECULATION GUARANTEED BY GOVERNMENT. AN Income for One Pound. Monthly Drawings. Prospectus gratis. Apply to Mr. J. DAL- TliOFF, English Office, Frankfort-on-the-V n. I Letters ad Iressed to J. DALTROFF. 12 Langliam Street, Portland Place, London. W. will be im- mediately forwarded to Frankfort, post-free. TO CORRESPONDENTS. We cannot, insert anonyimns letters. The real name and address must he forwarded, not necessarily for pvhlicatian. hat ass a guarantee of good- faith. We cannot, undertake to retnrn rejrrted manitserijits. All commit mentions to the Editor must be sent in by Wednesday. Bonis intended for review to be addressed to the Editor at the Office.
AN AFFAIR OF HONOUR. It used to be no uncommon occurrence in the politicial history of this country for the dullness of Parliamentary debate to be enlivened by affairs of honour—as they are ridiculously called- seeing that a duel never yet vindicated the honour of any man. Within the last half century there have been duels between Sir Francis Burdett and Mr. Paull; Lord Paget &Capt Cadogan; LordCast- Terepgh and Mr. anning; Mr. O'Ccnnel and Wr. D'Esterre, Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Peel; Mr. Gratton and the Earl of Clare; the Dukes of Buckingham and Bedford; tht- Duke of Welling- ton and the Earl of Wimlulsea Lord Alvanley and Mr. Morgan O'Connell; Mr. Roebuck and Mr. Black; Lord Cardigan and Capt. Tuckett, and the last duel within our recollection was be- tween Lieut. Seton and Lieut. Hankey, the former being killed. To argue against the folly of duelling would be as unnecessary as to decry the "fiery ordeal," or the swimming of a witch, who was declared guilty if she were not drowned. We really thought the days of duelling had gone for ever, but we are indedted to an irascible Irishman, the 'O'Donoghue, for attempting to revive an ex- ploded fallacy which society has long since laugh- Z, ed away. We cannot, however, altogether acquit -Sir Robert Peel of indiscretion, to say the least, in an unnecessary attack on the O'Donoghue 'personally. We have no sympathy with the violent harangues of the latter, and his removal from the commission of the peace, we may be quite sure, would never have occurred, had not the Government sufficent reason for so significant an i-ct. But still, there was no occasion for Sir Robert Peel personally to apply the phrase man- nikin traitor" to him. These demonstrative Irishmen always take the oppoitunity to tell us of Ireland's wrongs and rights; with them Eng- land is an oppressor, and Ireland is a victim, but the best plan is to let them aloue. They are but a small party after all, and do not speak the rent feelingS'df Ireland herself. England's sympathy with the sister country during the famine in the y n latter, and the whole course of legislation since the Union, are the best anwers for the rabid out- pourings of a few discontented Irishmen. Lord Palmerston deserves credit for the tact and good sense which he displayed in volunteer- ing to be the "friend" to whom Sir Robert Peel was to refer. Had it not been for the clever way in which he made the challenge look ridiculous, the affair of honour might" have taken place, to the dishonour of the two actors. We doubt not that there are members of the House of Commons who would have been Sir Robett's friends" in a very different sens&. -As it is, everybody laughs at the-O'Donoghue and with Lord Palmerston, and we at least have the consolation of knowing that duelling is more ridiculous than ever. THE EMPEROR AND HIS COUSIN. "Save me from my friends; I will defend my- self against my enemies," said Francis the First of France. The modern ruler of the same country m"y sav the same thing, and he may bear in mind also the saying of Sacred Writ, that a man's foes .ehal! be they of his own household. The cousin of the Imperial ruler of France is outspoken if not always indicious. In the debate on the address 10 the Emperor, Prince Napoleon has criticised the Imperial mqime in a way which the country has ior a long time been unused ta. "It is time, he said for veils to fall, that hearts should open, and that-opinions should openly develope them- selves." He at once avows that the Emperor i?> as it were, cast up by the waves of revolution. He tells us that democratic prim iples constitute the glory of Napoleonism. -"If ever the princi- pies of the Revolution," he says, "are swept nway, the Empire would no longer have any reason to exist, and it would only be necessary to call for the Duke de Bordeaux, and make him take the place of Napoleon the Third." He .alia spoke well in favour of the liberty of the press and the freedom of public opinion. No wonder, there- fore, that the President -of the Senate, in that cunously stilted language, which is so thorough- ly French, felt called on to remark that emotions had been called forth which could not be repeated without altering the character of that grave and illustrious assembly." Prince Napoleon, in thus defending his illus- trious relative, must have made the imperial ruler tremble. The Emperor Napoleon knows full well that he eomes from a Revolution— that he gained the throne by a map d'etat, and that the principles of the Revolution so far as there were in that movement anything worthy of the name of principles—are very different to those of imperi- alism. Prince NopoleOn preaches progress and liberty the Empezor preadied order and Bub- ordination. The prince appeals to the opinions of 1 the people the Emperor would supply them with opinions. The Emperor is intensely conservative and chiefly studies the glory of the Imperial Throne; the Prince rmkes the throne itself the product of revolution, and thus subordinates the Emperor to the people. In fact, while defending the rulei- of France, Prince Napoleon does so in so clumsy a way as to "revive painful reminis- cences," as the President remarked, but which reminiscences the Prince considers the "gloty of his country." We catinot but regard such advocacy as very damping. A man, said Dr. Johnson, would rather have a hundred lies told him than one truth that lie does not wish to be known." And Prince Napoleon certainly tells some awkward truths. It is in "o'e respects pleasing to see Parlia- mentary action revived in France, but we cannot think that the Prince is doing his countiy good service. Whatever may have been the anteced- ents of the Emperor, and however he may fe<-] himself bound by the necessities of his situation, we believe that, in the glory of the Imperial Throne, he also sees the well-being of the people, We may regret that there is so much despotism in France, but we also regret that there is a necessity for it. France is not yet ripe for con- stitutional government, a3 we understand the phrase, hut she is inevitably tending towards it; and to identify che Emperor with revolution is but to awaken sad remiuiscences," which may leall to more sad results.
Soral cluMnjcitce. LECTUKK.—Oil Monday t veuin:: lusj. the Rev. W. Cahdfryn Wiliiams deliveied a very ableiec tnre at Siloa Chapel, in this t)wn, to a numerous audience. The subject being -1 Providence." It is needless to State that ai, present were highly pleased. D. Davis, Esq.. Maesyffvnon, presid- ed. At the close the rev lecturer and chairman were awarded with hearty votes of thanks. The proceeds to form a fund for completing the edu- cation of William Harrison. MR WOODCOCK'S CONCEitT. This concert came off Oil Thursciav iast at the Temperance Hall. A fu I repeat will be given next week. SAltON, ABKKAMAX. — On Monday evening last, the liev. K. Stephen, (author of the popular Welsh Oratorio, "Tile Storm of Tiberias,') de- livered an excellent lecture on Music," in the above chapel. The chair w is tilled by Mr. Nav- smith, of the Aberamao Work, who opened the meeting in a few suitable remarks. After the singing of the anthem Teyrnasoedd y ddaiar by the choir, the chairman called upon Mr. Ste- phen to address them, which he did to the entire satisfaction of all present. The rev. lecturer sung a variety of pieces in illustration of his sub- ject, and invited the audience to join him in sing- ing the chorus to the well-known air Ar hyd y Noa." This request was heartily responded to. Before concluding the lecturer called upon the choir to sing the Hallelujah Chorus," (Handel.) After an address of some two hours' duration, the lectuier resumed his seat amidst lou 1 ap- plause. The Rev. 1. Jenkins proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was seconded by the Rev. W. Edwards, and carried unanimously. A similar vote was awarded to the chairman, Oil the motion of the lecturer, seconded by the Rev. J. Morgan, Cwmbach. The chapel was well filled; the proceeds accruing from the lecture being devoted to the liquiiatiou of the debt remaining on the chapel. ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, FEB. 2õth-(Before J.C. FOWLER, and J. L. ROBERTS, Esqrs.) DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. William Williams and Leyshon Jones, were charged by P.C. Jam..t9, with drunk and disorderly conduct in Com- metcial-plaee, on Sunday night last. Fined 5s. and 5s. costs, in default 7 days.—John Burrows, was fined 5s. aud 2s. 6d. costs, Auu James was also fined 5s. COAL STEALING.—George Dicks, an elderly man, was charged on the information of Josiah Howell, watchman to the Aberdare Iron Co., with stealing 401bs. weight of coal from the side of the tip at No. 9 pit, at 12 o'clock on Friday last. Prisoner denied the charge, stating that he had been employed for the last two years under the Board of Health. He was eugagvd at the time in road scraping, and merely took up the coal from off the road. The charge not being pressed he wan discharged with a caution. STEALING AN UMBRELLA.—Elinor Roberts, was chaiged by Ann Thomas, wife of John Thomas, collier, Mill-street, with stealing an umbrella, value 4s. 6d.—Com plain ant stated: I went to the shop of Mr. Jones, grocer, Mill-street, about 3 o'clock on the previous day, having an umbrella with me, which I placed behind the door, I saw prisoner in the shop; was gone when I missed the umbrella. Mr. Jones lent me an umbrella which I took to prisoner's house. Prisoner looked at it and said it was not her's, but afterwards said it was. Saw my umbrella hanging on a nail. Prisoner said she took it in mistake she then took it down and gave it me.—P.C. 14, stated: From information received, I went to prisoner's house hist night and told her the charge. Prisoner said" No, I did not steal it; I to >k my son's umbrella to the shop and I must have taken that one in mistake. Whoever has got mine they have a better one, for mine was a new one." I then brought her to the st ition.—Robert Roberts (prisoner's son) said he had an umbrella which he bought of a man in Commercial-square, on Saturday week. His mother took it out ou the previous day he wet her on the road with the umbrella in her hand.—Ann Bowen stated, she went with prisOlIPrto Mr. Roberts's surgery about 4 o'clock on the previous dav she had an um- brella in her hand. Prisoner s'fid she had changed her's and would keep that one until she got her own. Prisoner stated it Whs taken in mistake, she was theu discharged. SELLING BKER WITHOUT A LICEXSK. — Ann Jones, Cardiff-road, whose case was adjourned from last week, attended to answer the above charge. John James and Job Jones clearly proved the offence, and she was fined in the sum of 40s. and 10s. 9d. costs, in default 14 days' im- prisonment. David Davies, bailer, a single man, was charged with refusing to contribute towards the suppurt of his aged parents, who weie in receipt of 5s. parish relief, weekly. It was proved that Davies's average earnings amounted to £ o per month, and he was ordered to pay 2s. pet week. John Francis, colliei, was similarly charged; but he having been married, and had a wife and child to suppoit, his case was adjourned for a ILLEGAL MEASURES.—Morgan Davies, David Coleman, lloger Williams, Elinor Colson, Benja- lain Meredith, Samuel Price, Jennet Rees, and John Joues, were charged by Supt. Wreun, in- spector ot weights and measures, with using measures most of which were quarts and pints, short of the imperial standard. The offence was acknowledged iu each case. Mr. Fowler said, he did not suppose there was any fraudulent inten- tion, ana warned them to pay more attention to the regulations for stamping, &c., in future. He would impose a fine of Is. and 7s. 2d. costs in each case, treating it as negligence rather than intention. David Coleman was charged with using a weighing machine, (tiour scales,) 51 oz. against the purchaser. Thomas Pratten was charged with using scales 6i oz. ditto, and William Venables with using two pair of scales one 3 oz and a small scale -1 oz. against pureh isvrs.—Mr. Fo ler stuted that the illegality arose in some n'easure from the amount of niacinacy smaii inaccuracies might crise from negligence, but in larger irregu- larities there must have been guilt. He was com- pelled to protect customers against this. Coleman and Price were fined Ius. each, and Venables 20s., including costs.
E [IT I I Vit. I The explosion at the Gcthin Colliery Pit, by which so many persons lost their lives, has evoked the greatest sympathy amongst all classes in the town and its neighbourhood. On Saturday the Board of Guardians of the Alerthyr Tydfil Union passed a re- solution, "that they think it highly desirable that a subscription be set on foot for the relief of the sufferers, and that they pledge themselves individ- ually to exertion in their several parishes, to aid in raising such subscription."—Upon this the chairman stated, that the D^wLais Company would give £ 25, and a little zeal and activity shown by the Guardians, in following up their resolution, will not only prove of inestimable advantage to secure so worthy an ob- ject, as that contemplated, but must have toe most I beneficial effect, in inducing all cla-ses to devote their best energies to aid so benevolent a work. The widow and the fatherless, placed above want, will "in some measure, be an alleviation to so terrible a visi. tation, and this is not practicable without earnest co-operation and hearty work. FUNERAL SERMONS FOR THE DEAD OF GETHIN CvLLIER'ln all places of worship, both in those of the Established Church and in chapels, the sub- ject of the late calamity was made the special point of the sermons on Sunday, and the urgent claims of the bereaved to a practical sympathy forcibly im- pressed upon the attention of the various congre- gations. At St. David's the attendance was very large, and the attention throughout absorbed with the rector's thrilling relation of his experience. He told them that in his old parish, that of Aberdare, he had seen no less than seven great calamities oc- cur, causing in the aggregate a loss of life to the number of 300 souls. And in addition the reign of death had been incessant, a continual dribbling awav of iiuinan lite, that scaicely caught the attention, and if ifc did it was mentioned as only a death from this cause or that. He had seen his church tilled with coffins, and found the longest summer day too short to pay the simple requirements to the dead, as earth was con veyed to earth, ashes to ashes. Yet, after all," said the worthy rector, 14 I have seen the same horrors repeated, and only yesterday had heard the widows wail, the wife's scream, the father's lamen- tation, and saw scenes that would ring the stoutest heart that ever throbbed. In contusion, the rector dwelt on the necessity there existed for immediately relieving the distressed widows and orphans, a duty that our common humanity required at our hands. MEBTHYR POLICE. Monday—Before J. C. Fowler, Esq. Eugenie Sullivan was charged with assaulting P. Rowlands, while in the execution of his duty. Imprisoned for 10 days. The five juveniles from Dowlais, accused of steal- ing a quantity of fruit were to-day brought up, and disposed of as follows: Williams, ten days in prison; Mullett and Parry, fined 4s.; Jones and Young to be privately whipped and discharged. liicliard Ingram was charged with assaulting William Probert. This was a Sunday brawl in the delecable locality of China. Fined 5s. and 10s. thl. costs, or seven drays in prison. John Dawes, shingler, was charged with assaulting P.C. Thomas Melhuish. Fined 5s. and 7s. costs, or seven days in prison. Jennet Gleeson charged Catherine James with assaulting her. Case dismissed.
THE EXPLOSION IN GETHIN PIT. In relation to this fell calamity, to which we made a hurried reference in our last, we this week present our readers with full details. The awful occurrence, happening as it did so closely after the dreaful accident at Hartley, has given rise to a most painful and wide-spread feeling of regret. Not only South Wales, but Great Britain in its entirety wrings with sorrow, and the hearty sympathy cf the British na- tion has been aroused. The columns of the London daily papers have been burdened for some days past with copious details of the sad catastrophe. Various statements have been made as to the immediate cause of the accident, but nothing of a positive character will be publicly known until after the holding of the inquest, which will take place on the 4th inst. From ali we have been able to learn, the proprie- tor of the pit, W. Crawrshay, Esq., is most anxious that a searching and rigid examination into the cause of the dire occurrence, which has plunged so many families in grief and awakened so boundless a feeling of sor- row, should be made, and judging by the intelligent character of the jury, the well-known impartiality of the coroner, and various other circumstances, we have every reason to expect that the ends of justice will be fullv met. The Relief Fund occupies a prominent place in connection with this untoward accident, and we have every reason to believe that the wealthy and well- to-do of our neighbours will now. as on every other pressing occasion, respond to Charity's appealing voice with that magnanimity for which they are de- servedly famed. For the unfortunate fellows who were by an unexpected and insidious occurrence cut off for ever from: their homes and their dear ones, we can do no more, but there yeL remains unto us a duty to perform. The bereaved mourners's burden can be lightened—the poignancy of the widow's grief can be assuaged, aud the orphan's lot can be made less hard to bear! By the Highest and Great- est of all authorities, we are taught to love one an- other, that we should each other's burdens bear, and reflection teaches us that The drying up a single tear has more Of honest fame than shedding tears of gore." Mrs. Crawshay has been unremitting in her atten- tion to the most urgent cases of need. and has taken care that none shall know the pangs of sorrow until something can be done by public subscription. On Monday the committee met, and when the subscrip- tion list is set on foot, Mr. Crawshay will head it with, we are told, the munificent sum of five hundred pounds. At the police-court, on Saturday, the subject of the late calamity and the need there exists for at once preparing to do something for the hour, was feelingly alluded to by J. C. Fowler, Esq. He said he could not take his seat that morning without taking the opportunity ol expressing ilis feelings of sorrow and sadness for the terrible calamity with which they had been visited. He was sure that the whole town would deeply deplore the death of nearly fifty in- dustrious colliers, and that those who were deprived in a moment of their prot. ctors and supports in life would be much and often in their thoughts. By a, singular coincidence, they had actually set on foot that week, an association for the relief of persons suffering from accidents in mines. That society could now proceed to act without delay. He had written to ascertain the views of the proprietor of the colliery, with regard to the families of the de- ceased colliers, and would be prepared on Monday to adopt further measnres in combination with those of Mr. Crawshay. THE KILLED. We give below the names, ages, residence, and habitations of the men who have perished by this unhappy accident. 1. Thomas Evans, George-street, 14, haulier' burnt, leaves a widowed mother. 2. Samuel Jones, Ynysfach, 38, collier, burnt, a widow and two children. 3. Thomas Evans, Penydarren, 20, haulier, burzit single. 4. m. J. Edwards, George-street, 37, collier, burnt, widowed mother. 5, Lewis Rees, Picton-square, 22, collier, burnt single. 6. James Gwynne, Cyfarthfa-lane, 32, collier, soffocated, a widow and four children. 7. William Davis, Wyndham-street, Troedyrhiw, 21, collier, suffocated, single. 8. William Humphries, Coffin's-court, 13, door- boy, orphan. 9. William Hughes, Witty's-court, Glebeland, 11, door-boy, burnt, orphan. 10. Griffith Griffiths, Nantygwenith-street, 17, haulier, burnt. 11. William Evans, Upper-Collier's-row, 24, collier, suffocated, a widow and one child. '7 12. John Edwards, Nantygwenith-street, 52, col- lier, suffocated, a widowed mother, 13. Daniel Griffiths, H>-well-street, 48, collier, suffocated, a widow and two children. 14. Griffith Griffiths, Howell-street, 13, haulier, suft'oealcd. lo. Thomas Evans, Cefncoedycynimer, 38, collier, suffocated, a widow and six children. Ili. Samuel Morgan, Heolgerrig, 27. collier, suffo- cated, a widow and three children. 17. William Williams, Heolgerrig, 32, collier, suf- focated, single. 18. James Turner, Tydfil's Well-road, 35, collier, suffocated, leaves a widow, pregnant. and two children. 19. Silvanus Griffiths, 43, Cefncocclycym mer, col'ier, suffocated, leaves a widow and three chil- dren. 20. Thomas Jones, Lower Collicr's-row, 20, haulier, single burnt. 21. Richard Lewis, Twynr#dyn, 50. collier, burnt, leaves a widow and a grown-up family. 22. Kbenezer Jones, Tranch Fach, 44, mason, (brother of Mr. Titus Jones, auctioneer,) burnt, leaves a widow and six children, three of whom are at work. 23. Titus Jones, Tranch Fach, 1G, mason, son of Ebenezer Jones, mentioned above, burnt. 24. Morgan Griffiths, Mount-street, 25, collier sin- gle, suffocated. 25. Thomas Morris, White-street, 13, door-boy, bunt, a widowed mother. 2(5. Hees Morgan, 35, collier, burnt, a widow and four children. 27. Daniel Rees, Tramroad-side, north, 33, collier, suffocated, a widowed mother. 28. Herbert Davies, Rhydycar, 20, haulier, single, burnt. 29. Evan Davis. Twynyrodyn, 45, collier, suffo- cated, a widow and six children. 30. Griffith Powell, Chapel-street, 56, collier, suffo- cated, a widow and one c .ild. 31. John Jones, Heolgerrig, 26, collier, suffocated, single. 32. John Lewis, Nantygwcnitli-lane, 62, roadman, burnt, a widow. 33. William Lewis, Abercanaid, 47, collier, suffo- cated, a widow and four or five children. 34. William Lewis, junior, Abercanaid, 18, suffo- cated, single. 35. Morgan Evans, Grawen-terrace, 13, haulier, burnt. aG, George Rees, Tramroad-side north, 20, collier, single, suffocated. 37. William Jenkins, Tramroad-side north. 29, and his brother, David Jenkins, 21, both colliers and single, and both suffocated, a widowed mother. HK. William Richards, Wern,43, collier, suffocated, a widow and four children. 39. Isaiao Davis, Abercanaid, 41, collier, burnt, a widow and five children, three working. 40..Ienkin Jones, Park-square, 39, collier, single, suffocated. 41. John Jones, Gethin, 31, collier, suffocated, a widow and two children. 42. Edward Beynon, Rhvdycar, 37, collier, brother of Mi. Rosser iieynon, Penydarren, suffocated, a widow and three chilareA. 43. Benjamin Richards, Iron-lane, George-town, 30, collier, suffocated, a widow, near confinement, and one child. 44. Thomas Griffiths, Troedyrhiw, 17, collier, single, burnt—brought up alive, but died on the following day. 45. Daniel Walters, 21, sawyer, Bethel-street, widow near confinement, suffocated. 46. Edwards, collier, 14, Flowill-street, suffocated. 47. Thomas Thomas, collier, 14, George-street, burnt. As a summary of the above list, it may be ob- served that of the 47 killed, 2G perished from ch ke- damp, and 21 from being burnt. The list also shows that this calamity has resulted in making 21 women widows the number of children left fatherless is 57, of whom six oitly are of an age to procure a livelihood by working. There are also six widowed mothers deprived of sons on whom they were for the most part dependent for support, and three of the widows are near the period of confinement. No catastrophe so extensive in its fatal results has taken place in the Merthyr Valley within the memory of living man—or at least for the last fifty years. It is, indeed, a remarkable fact, that while extensive explosions, attended with great destruction of hu- man life, have been unhappily of frequent occur- rence within the last fifteen years in the collieries in the Aberdare Valley, few such calamities on an extensive scale have taken place in what may be called the Merthyr Valley range of coal-works. THE INQUEST. The coroner, George Overton, Esq., arrived at an early hour on Friday, and proceeded to select gentle- men to serve on the jury. At ten o'clock tiie inquest was formally opened in the Assembly Room, Bush Hotel, Merthyr, when the following gentlemen were sworn: Mr. Thomas Stephens, foreman; Messrs. Peter Williams, printer: Edwin Gay, dentist: Jonn Davies, grocer; John Nicholas, collier; William Harris, grocer; David Jones, grocer; Thomas Wat- kins, grocer; William Lewis, painter; T. Lovcridge, druggist: D. Richards, innkeeper; Benjamin Ballard' saddler; John Davies, collier; William Gould, gro- cer; Kees Evans, miner; James Owens, grocer. The coroner said he had no doubt they were all aware of the sad catastrophe which had occurred on Wednes- day, by an explosion of fire-damp in the Gethin pit, the property of W. Crawshay, Esq., at Troedyrhiw, whscli had resulted in the death of no less than forty-seven persons. After going over the list as carefully as possible, he found that there were forty- five of the bodies in his district, the other two being in Breconshire. What he proposed doing was to view the bodies that were in the neighbourhood of Merthyr, which he believed numbered thirty-eight. and then proceed to Troedyrhiw, where the remain- ing seven bodies lay. He would not ask the present jury to accompany him to Troedyrhiw, but would summon another jury for the purpose on reaching the village. The coroner and the jury, accompanied by Thomas Evans, Esq., the Government Inspector of mines, then proceeded to their mournful duty. The bodies were scattered over the whole district, and the cere- mony of viewing occupied the jury upwards of six hours. The inquest was adjourned until Tuesday the 4th of March. A jury was empanelled by the same Coroner at Penrhiw, about a mile from the Gethin Works, where some of the deceased lived. This inquest, after the view of the bodies by the jury, was adjourned till the proceedings of the Merthyr inquest shall have ter- minated. A full report of the inquest will appear next week. The following letter appeared in the Times of last Saturday:— To the Editor of the Times. Sir,—I thank you for your fair and proper obser- vations in your impression of this morning upon the lamentable occurrence at my Cethin Colliery, near Merthyr Tydfil. By yesterday's post I had a letter from my son, stating in a few words (as the post -just leaving) the simple fact of the awful occurrence, and this morning I have the following information from him, which I shall be glad if you will insert in this place Cyfarthfa, Feb. 20. My dear Father,—I grieve to repeat the acci- dent at Gethin yesterday is a most awful 0110-46 men killed in the whole, and four horses. It is most dreadful, and the whole place is quite upset by it. All the men being killed, there is no knowing exactly the cause of it; but it seems by all to be thought that it arose from an air-door being left open. The men were at dinner in different places, and in some of their mouths bread and cheese were found; so these most have died most instantaneously, and no mark of injury on them; their features were quite placid, being killed by the "after-damp;" others were burnt sadly, and some frightfully bruised- their heads split in half. It was 7 o'clock before they got all the bodies up, as the falls prevented the men getting to them. It is a most dreadful occur- rence, and makes us all feel quite wretched. We are, of course, doing all we can in every way, and last night carpenters and sawyers were working all night at coffins and new air-doors. The mine inspect- or will be here to-day, and I will let you know all that takes place. By all I can hear, I believe it must have been by leaving an air-door open, for there was no fear of fire-damp in that place. The colliers are mostly all out throughout the works, and nothing doing underground, so I expect mills and forges will be idle to morrow. The poor fellows will be buried on Saturday. ROBERT THOMPSON CRAWSHAY." For more than 50 years r have myself, with the best professional assistance in the different depart- ments which I could procure, conducted my works at Merthyr Tydfil, and during this period I cannot remember more than a single death at one time ] from accident there. I am quite appalled at this present awful and calamitous loss of life, and would ere this have been upon the spot; but, entering, as I shall in a few days, my 75th year, and suffering severely from rheumatism and neuralgia, I d.1 not feel equal to the melancholy task. I have, however, directed my son tha, nothing be spared for the relief of any poor creatures wdio may be living and injured, and I am sure his own feelings will have insured-I this. I am also earnestly desirous that the most search- ing and public inquiry may be made into the cause of this lamentable accident—that,my pits, engines, air-ways, and all connected with the colliery, be subjected to the closest scrutiny of the best profes- sional skill and knowledge to be procured upon the subject. Every possible opportunity and facility of investigation shall be afforded by my son: and 1 a.m as anxious as you or the public can be to know whether I am deceived or not in the professional talent which I employ, at great expense, to conduct, regulate, and carry on my works of-all kinds, under- ground and above-ground, so that every advantage of ventilation and safety may be afforded to my workmen and I shall hope to find, after the closest examination of all the fact of this deplorable case, that it has arisen from accident, neglect, or care- lessness of the power creatures themselves, rather than from want of proper.means provided for their safety by their employer; and I aiu, 1 think, sane- tioned in this expedition by the long-continued freedom from any very severe'accident at my works. I beg to apologize for this intrusion upon your valued columns, and am, Sir, Your before obliged servant. London, Feb. 21. WILLIAM CRAWSHAY.
CARDIFF. DR. AND Mus PALM EH.— These "Revivalists" from America, hnve held "special services twice a day, at the Wesley Chapel, Charles-street, during the last fortnight. Large audiences at- tend the meetings, and are apparently much affected by the impressive manner of the preach- ers. LECTURES The Rev. N Haycroft, M.A., of Bristol, delivered a must pleasing aud instruct- ive lectine on Woman," at the Tredegarville Ciiapal Lecture Room, on Monday evening last, to a large and respectable audience.—The Rev. T. Philips, of Hereford, gave a lecture at the Town Hall 0110 Tuesday evening. Subject: "The Bible in the dens of St. Giles, aud the dust heaps of Paddington." .VrAN DKOWNKU.—A labouring man named Patrick Driscoll, fell into the docks on Tuesday last, and was taken up lifeless. Tue water was I' even with the qtwy, audjit is supposed thatthe coal dust floating on the surface must have appeared to deceased as solid ground, and proved fatally deceptive. An inquest was held at the Town Hall on the same eve. ing. Verdict-" Acciden- tal death." THE PRINCE COXSOUT'S MEMORIAL. — In consequence of a resolution passed at the Town Council, a. public meeting convened by the Mayor, was held at noon on Wednesday, the 19th ult., at the Town Hall, Cardiff, to determine whether the inhabitants of Cardiff would subscribe to a local memorial or the national. The meeting was very thinly attended. After some discussion it was proposed by Dr. VacheJ, and seconded by Mr. H. Bud, that the tllwn join in the national testimo ial. ATTEMPTED MURDER.—On Wednesday last at the Police Court, Jane Powell was charged with maliciously woundiug Rebecca Parker. The parties lived in iChristiana-street, are about 21 years of age respectively, and are unfortunate gir's. While Parker was going upstairs with a lighted candle, about 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning, prisoner came down stairs with a knife in her hand, struck the candlestick from Parker's hand, and cut her with the knife across her throat Ample evidence was given by parties living at the same house. Mr. Hugo, surgeon, said he attended the prosecutor at a quarter to 3 o'clock that noon, and found her ly mg on the floor with a wouud in her neck, 4 inches long, but not very deep, just divi !ing the skin. He sjwed it up; she had not lost much blood; it is not a dangerous wouud. The prisoner, who seemed to fuel her serious position, said nothing in defence, and was committed for trial at the assizes.
ADOLYGIAD Y WASG. Ilynafiaeth y Dely,, gun Myfyr Morganwg. Lluddiwyd ni Bran amgvlchiadau i fyncd yn lulaen o rifyn i rifyn o'n papur, yn ddifwlch, gyda'n Had- olygiad ar Hynafiaeth y Delyn. Deallwn yn awr nad yw ein Hadolygiad yn gy- meradwy gan yr awdwr, am liyny nid awn yn mlaen yn mhellach na'r byr-nodion isod. 1. Nid ymafiasom yn y gorchwyl heb anogaeth yr awdwr. 2. Ni ddywedasom, ac nid ysgrifenasom ddim o duedd sarhaus—dim ond traethu ein barn yn onest. Nid oes genym ond da i'w ddyweyd am gymeriad moesol yr awdwr; nid oes genym ddim ond y mater i'w ddyweyd am allu yr awdwr; ac nid oes genym ddim ond ffolineb i'w ddyweyd am gyfrinion Bardd- as yr awdwr. Yr ydym yn dysgwyl cael pob cyf- undrefn yn cyfateb i'r rheol Aristotleaidd, sef bod iddi ddechreu. canol, a diwedd. Y niae yn iawn gofyn, Beth yw y gosodiad gwreiddiol-beth yn gyntaf, yn ail, yn drydydd, &c., sy gan y dysgybl i'w ddysgu I ond nid ydym yu cael dim felly gan Myfyr. Os gofynir, Beth yn gyntaf ? Yr ateb fydd, cyfrinion. Beth yn ail? Cyfrinion. Beth yu dry- dydd? Cyinnion,&:c- Myfyr anwyl, y mae haul gwybodaeth wedi codi yn rliy uchel i oddef i neb lechu tu ol i leni duon eyfrinion mwy. Yn oesau tywyllaf teyrnasiad yr offeiriadaetli babaidd, yr oedd cyfrinion mewn bri. Od oes gwirionedd yn llechu yn ngoblygion cyfrin- ion Myfyr, deued allan o'i loches. Nid rhaid iddo ef gywilydd dangos ei wyneb hawddgar, yn llygad tanbeidiol haul haner dydd. Crybwyila Alyfyr mai yn mlacn y mac gwir atfironiaeth yn myned." Ie, yn ddiau, ac yn mlaen yr a hi hcfyd, gan cdrych ar bob math o gytrillion a liygad diystyrweh. Ond yn ol i'r tywyllwch oedd ar wyneb y dyfnder y mae Myfyr yn myned, ac yno y mae yn aros i ymbalfalu am ryw gyfrinion nas gwyr hanesiaeth ddim am danynt. Y mae yn wir fod gan y cudd-chwedlau paganaidd hanesiaeth; ond hanesiaeth o'r twyll a'r ffolineb penaf ydyw: a phe gallai Myfyr brofi mai adlewyrchiad o Farddas y Cymry yw y chwedlon- iaeth baganaidd pa beth a enillai wedi y cwbl ? Dim, ond fod twyll, fel pob peth arall, yn cenedlu ei ryw. Ofna Myfyr nad ydym Y11 deall ei gyfriu- ion. Nid ydym yn meddwl fod neb yn y byd mawr yn cymeryd arno eu deall, oud Alyfyr ei hunan. Ynddo ef y maent yn byw, yn symud, ac yn bod, ac heb Myfyr nis gallent wneuthur dim. Gweledig- aeth nosawl Aiyfyr a roddes fod iddynt, a phan gleddir ef fe'u cleddir hwythau. Dywed Myfyr fod y cyfrin-chwedlau yn dysgu fod dyfeisiad y delyn yn cael ei gysylltu ag amryw o'r cymeriadau bardd- onol—yr un cymeriadau dan wahanol enwau; yr un, meddai Myfyr, a chyineriadau Barddas. Haer- iad heb brawf yw hwn. Digon fuasai i'r awdwr ddyweyd ei fod ef yn gweled rhyw debygrwydd rhwng y gwahanol gymeriadau. Ond pe profid mai yr un tras ydynt, nid allai y cyfryw brawf brofi dim, amgen na bod y cyfan gyda'u gilydd yn un garnedd o ffolineb. Na fydded i'n hawdwr ymwylltio a dryg- enwi ei adolygydd: ac na fydded iddo yngan yeb- waneg am falais." Pa mor ddwfn bynag yr ydym ni yn ystyried Myfyr yn mhydew drygsawr gau- grefydd, nid ydym yn ystyried fod ei hygoeledd cre- fyddol yn drwydded i ni ddrygenwi y dyn, y bardd, y llenor, &c. Gan fod Myfyr yn gwingo, dyma ni yn cymeryd ein cenad, nid heb ddymuno o eigion calon, iddo gael eli Uygaid fel y credo dwyll ei ffug- farddas; ac yr arswydo rhag llusgo ein ieuenctyd gobeithiol i'r fath lynclyn erchyll.
THE FORTHCOMING GREAT EXHIBITION.— Messrs. Richard Morgan and Sons, of Llanelly, intend exhibiting a very beautiful speounen of their Gwaenoaegwrwen Anthracite Coal, which has been beautifully polwhed, and we doubt not from its splendid appearance, will not fail to be an object of attraction to the many thousands of visitors, who .may never .have seen any stone coal,"