LLINELLAU | Ar briodas Mr. T. Thomas, Blaenavon, (gynt o Rhymney), a Miss Ilavard, merch Mr. J. llav- ard, Rhymney. NID oes o dan y nef, Brawf gwell o gywir fryd, N;t dau un duedd gref, Yn dawel fyn'd ynghyd; ,0 dan yr iau, mewn ptiodas lan, I iyw mewn undeb diwahan. Miss Havard-lili Ion, Bereiddia'r dvfltyn gwyrdll- Yn ei gwyleidd-dra-hon A lawenychai fyrdd; Ymsymud wnaetli heb beri cur, I loni aelwyd mamaeth bur. Teilwng oedd hi o gael, Un teilwnw fel ei gwr; A chafodd ef yn hael, Yn Thomas gall, ddi-stwr; Ni unwyd dau mewn priodas dyn, Mwy teilwng nag yw'r ddeuddyn hyn. I'r wraig mae tad a mam, Na fu eu gwell mewn byd; Noddasant hi rhao- cam, m A'i dysgu i fyw yn glyd: Ca'dd Thomas wraig yn hon yn ewn, A rhinwedd tad a mam o'i mewn. Ac yntau ddysgwyd drwy Athrylith pen ei dad, Yn grefftwr pena'r plwy', leln addurn celf ei wlad 6 Bydd enw Thomas cyn b'o hir, Yn berl yn ng'horon enw ein tir. Boed llwyddiant mwy i'r ddau, f I'w dilyn hyd eu bedd, A'u plant o'u cylch yn glau, Addurnant aelwyd hedd; Yn dad a mam a pnlant un pryd, Boed nef i' <v rhan 'nol g'adaw'r byd. IORWERTH GLAN ALED.
MERTHYR POLICE COURT. ] SATURDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) A NEGLECTFUL DBIVER: — Evan Davies, a haulier engaged by Mr. Williams, Hong Kong Tea Warehouse, Merthyr, was charged as fol- lows P.S. William Thomas said: Yesterday afternoon, about five o'clock, I saw the prisoner in High-street, Dowlais he was in his cart so very drunk that he could not take care of himsel f. He had run the horse and cart over a woman and broke her ribs. I took -him to the station to get his name he refused to give it, and became very violent; he laid hold of my legs and tried to throw me down the name of Mr. Williams of the Hong Kong was on the cart.-P.S. Hodgson said: After Sergt. Thomas got the prisoner's name at the station, I let him go he said, No I wont go without my horse and cart;" he then tried to drag me out of the station, and resisted very much; he s'nrt, I wont go away for you or any bodyalcc," I said, "Tko horse and cart have been taken home." I took him into the station again for the assault; I afterwards let him go; he returned and pushed me away.-}.: r. Fowler said, as there was only the charge of assaultinu the sergeant against him now, he had only to iw dealt with for that offence, and would probab'.v be summoned in another way hereafter.-He w as now fined 53., and 7s. costs, in default of pay- ment to be eommitted to Cardiff house of cor- rection with hard labour for one-week. NOT PAYING- SICK RELIEF.—Ann Thomas v. the Women's Union Society, held at the Crown Inn, Merthyr.-Thia was a case in which the complainant sought to recover the sum of X2 due to her for sick relief from the said society, for eight weeks' illness. Mr. Thomas Williams, the 'ia -ns secretary, appeared on behalf of the society, and said that there was an alteration in the rules abouL being pu6 in force, which enabled the societ1 to withhold any sick relief, unless the funds «xceed £ 120. The said rules had been forwarded to Mr. Tidd Pratt for the purpose of being registered, but had not yet been returned. After a copy of the proposed new rules was shewn the Bench, the case was adjourned for a fortnight, for the purpose of ascertaining whether the Registrar of Friendly Societies would sanction their being put in force. ASSAULT. — Patrick Farreil and William Cronin wore charged with assaulting William Grey, a shunter on the Yale of Neath Railway.— Complainant said: On the 18th instant I was shunting the goods' train on the line near Plymouth- street, when the two defendants came in my way. I ordered them off; telling Farreil, get out of my road." He gave me a great deal of impertinence, and stripped off his coat tofigut He caught me by my uniform waistcoat and broke it. He then struck me three times in the face. I did not strike him at all. I tried to take him to the station, but the other man rescued him. After that the defendant Cronin came up and struck me. I think he was in the custody of P.C. Morgan, but succeeded in getting away from him to come to me. I never spoke to him. I was struck down.—This concluded the evidence in this case, and they were then charged with as- saulting and obstructing John Morgan, a railway policeman, who, upon being sworn said On the 18th instant I was in company with Wm. Grey. I saw the defendants on tne line, and I ordered them both off the line, on which Farrell went up to fight Cronin. I pushed him on one side and he struck me. They both struck me. Cronin struck me on the face.—Defendants were fined 10s. each and 8s. 9d. costs each in each case, in default of payment they were both committed to Cardiff house of correction for ten days on each charge, both terms of imprisonment to run con- currently. FRAUDULENT REMOVAL OF GOODS.—Michael Hefiy was summoned for fraudulently removing goods from a house which he occupied at Dowlais, to prevent Ebenezer Jones, his landlord, from distraining upon them for arrears of rent. The value of the goods was sworn to be worth 30s.— Adjourned till Monday, for the production of complainant's witnesses. JBASTAIVDY. — Thomas Jones, of Gelligaer, mason, was adjudged the father of an illegitimate child by Mary Davies, of Dowlais, and was ordered to p. y Is. 6d. per week from the date of the summons (June 13), and lis. 3d. costs. SURETIES.—Ann Harris was bound over to keep the peace for three calendar months in the sum of j65, towards Ann Williams, whom she had threatened to kill it she caught her walking out some night. ASSAULT.—Mary Harris, mother of the de- fendant intha last case, was summoned by Gwen- llian Williams, mother of the complainant in the last case, for assaulting her at Troedyrhiw. It appeared the row commenced about some debt contracted by the parties, when in about a week after the goods were delivered, the complainant's husband (who was the debtor) had his petition filed as an insolvent in the county court. It was a trumpery affair throughout, and the magistrate dismissed it, at the same time warning the parties if they came before him again on a similar case, he would adopt stringent measures for putting an end to their disturbances. CAUGHT IN TIME.-Edmund Morgan, a tailor, residing at Pontmorlais, whom it will be remem- bered, was some time since committed from this court for trial at the sessions,on the charge of having counterfeit coin in his possessoin, was de- livered here to day by the hands of his two sureties, Messrs. John Price and George Mor- gan, who had bailed him at the preliminary Hearing in £ 25 each, for his appearance at the sessions. They had they said been informed, „ and in fact they saw, that he was making away with some of his furniture for the purpose, as they thought, of decamping, and they very pru- dently arrested him in time, and surrendered him to the custody of the police, £ by whom he was taken before the magistrate and was sent this day for safety to Cardiff gaol. MONDAY.—Before J. C. Fowler, and Morgan Morgans, Esqn. ASS!ULT.- William Payne, boatman, was sum- moned for assaulting David Jones, servant at Goitrecoed farm, in this parish.- Complainant said: Last Saturday week, early in the morning, I wa3 called out of my bed to put a horse out of the field near the house. I went out and took the horse to the pound for trespass. I went down by the canal, and saw the defendant WIL- ii IM Payne and his partner bringing an empty boat no. They were by this time aware of their horse being impounded. Defendant sud, "shall we have the horse out from the poun T ?" I said, Yes; if you pay the damage." They asked how much it was. I said £ 1. He said, "I will fight you for the horse, if you beat me you shall have him if I beat you I must have him from the pound for nothing." I told him I did not want to fight. He then threw off his jacket and commenced sparring before me, and struck me i on the eheek. As soon as he struck me I put him down on the ground. He got up and struck me again. I put him down again. I did not strike him. His partner then came on and struck me across the back with the tiller of a boat. I held the defendant this time on the ground, and another boatman then came up and drew me rsked whether he was guilty or not he said, 1 was not drunk, nor I was not sober.P.C. Harries was called and proved the offence, and he was then obligated to launch out five shillings The case against Machael Heffey for fraudu- lently removing his goods, which had been ad- journed from Saturday, was further adjourned for a week. MILITIAMEN.—IThe following men were sworn and attested to serve iii-the Royal Glamorgan Militia for five years :—John Triehurst, Charles Chaikley, William Thomas, Charles Thomas, John Morgan, John Lynch, Patrick Nash, Robert Williams, James Carey, Henry -Tones, David M'Loughrin, Thomas Davies, and James Davies. ♦— EDITORIAL CORRESPONDENCE, The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the sentiments expressed by his correspondents. JUVENILE RIFLE COUPS. To the Editor of the Merthyr Telegraph. SIB,—Allow me to make a few remarks on a letter inserted in your last number, signed Observer." The writer has enumerated a few of the sup- posed advantages of the juvenile corps-" That it will be the means of improving the boys phy- sically, give them a good manly bearing, train them to habits of punctuality, and to the obser- vance of discipline, and accustom them to the use of fire arms, and thus lessen accidents." I think Observer" will agree with me that all these are really good and important reasons, except the last, which, like myself, he would, to say the 'cast, have some doubt about. I think, however, should he take the trouble to inquire, he will find that the promoters of this corps have no in- tention of having them taught the use of arms at FILL and probably this fact may alter his view of the subject altogether. And to the advantages above named we think may be added a prompt- ness of action and love of doing things orderly, which I think would be very valuable to them in after years. And if these things are really good, I think they would be taught much more effectively in a corps, where their attendance jslgeneraJly Volun- tary and agreeable, than at school, where there is always necessarily some degree of compulsion, which too often renders it an object of a little dislike. I admit that the above, as well as eveiy other of the rules or morality," should be taught at home but if Observer" were a parent or at all aware of the difficulties of implanting good prin- ciples and habits, he would not undervalue any and every available means to strengthen the in- fluence of such homo teaching. Now, a word or t wo as to its tendency to pro- mote a love of a soldier's life." Your corres- pondent says that in youth we all like playing at soldiers." He admits, then, that there is something very attractive, especially to youth, allGut the soMier'S life. But what is it that is attractive about it—the killing of others ? Cer- tainly not; but the bright uniform, and the dif- fent military evolutions, exciting 'music, &c. And it does not appear to me that by furnishing the means of satisfying the love for these by the drill and the uniform, &c., a love for the more terrible duties ot the regular soldier is at all promoted, but raiher the reverse; that by satis- fying this feeling you are likely to remove that hankering after the soldier's life, which has so often been awakened in the minds of youth on seeing a body of troops march through a town, or on witnessing a review. I have a son of my own in the juvenile corps, and value it fc>r the reasons above mentioned, but would not allow of his remaining in it ano- ther day did I not most conscientiously believe, after very carefully considering the subject, that its tendencies were decidedly good. A FRIEND OF THE JUVENILES. CORONER'S INQUESTS AT THE CEFN. lo the Editor of the Telegrayh. SIE,—There appears to be a great deal of dis- satisfaction among the publicans of this place, owing that the present policeman takes all coro- ner's inquisitions to one house, no difference from what part of the town, against the old established custom of holding them at the nearest double license 1 house to where the body is lying. This has occurred during the last three or*tocr times, on which occasions he passed a great many re- spectable houses, paying heavy rents and taxes. Owners of property in public houses, as well'as their tenants, at the Cefn, feel the injustice of this, not so much owing to their loss in a pecu- niary sense, but in the fact that in their being overlooked by a police officer implies that their houses are not respectably conducted. Of course, I do not for a moment suppose that he has any pecuniary interest in taking ail the inquests to the same house, but the accident that the land- lord of that public house happens to be the owner of the house in which he (the policeman) resides has given that portion of the public, who always attribute unworthy motives to extraor. dinary actions, a subject for a good deal of ill- natured comment. I would suggest that the public of the Cefn, and especially the part ies immediately interested, send a statement of their grievance to < he Coroner, and no doubt that would be effectual jll checking the oddities of our policeman, and restore an old custom, which in this instance is certainly more honoured in its observance, than in its breach. I am, sir, Your obedient servant, A RATEPAYER. Cefn, June 26th, 1860.
A PUZZLEK.—Merchant, to his clerk: "I do not wish to be inquisitive, sir, but I should like to enquire how you manage with your salary, which is £ 300 a year, to keep a trotting horse, occupy a box at the opera, speculate in stocks, and wear diamond rings P" AN ALDERMAN was heard the other day getting off the following specimen of what may be called "corporation" logic:—"All human things are hollow I'm a human thing, therefore I'm hollow. It is contemptible to be hollow, therefore, I'll stuff myself as full as I'm able." CLBCUMSTANCES ALTER CASES.—Wife (who wishes to be proud of her husband): Now, pray do not drink any more, Arthur you know it does not agree with you, darling." Arthur (very dig- nified) My dear lirrle wise, ris er perely chilish; is nos as if I errer drag ter egcess, zen is be er disserent sig." QUIET AMUSEMENT.—Curious inquirer: "Gar- dener, T>why do you water the side walk so much ?" Gardener, Sure, master has nothing to amuse him, and so be makes me keep the side- walk wet. while he looks out o' the windy at the ladies' ankles,"
PRESENTATION OF A TESTIMONIAL AND ADDRESS TO THE REV. JOHN CUNNICK, ABERDARE. A few Sundays ago a communication, of which the following is a copy, was read to the members DF the Tabernacle English Independent chapel: MY DEAR CHRISTIAN FRIENDs,-Having laboured amongst you now for nearly three years—having had the satisfaction and pleasure of giving the right hand of fellowship to many of you—and having anticipated many years of Christian usefulness in your midst,-it is withieclings of deep regret that I now announce that my Pastorate.will cease at the Tabernacle the last Sun- day in June. I have come to this conclusion, after a long and prayerful deliberation, mainly from the conviction that my own usefulness, and the usefulness of the Church, have been-and to all appearances are likely to be- greatly restricted by the absence of that amount of kindly feeling and active co-operation on the part of some amongst you, which are so essential to the peace and prosperity of a Church. It is this consideration—not any desire of mere pecu- niary advantage-not any disposition to leave a young cause (necessarily struggling against difficulties) which has induced me to entertain the unanimous invitation that I have recently received from another Church. If during my stay amongst you, I have been the humble instrumentality of arresting one sinner on his downward career, and of leading one soul to the Cross, I shall bless God in eternity that he has directed my steps to Aberdare. Wherever in the Providence of God I may bp called, from time to time, to labour for Christ, I shall ever feel the strongest solicitude for the welfare and prosperity of the cause of the Redeemer in your midst. And praying earnestly that union, love, and harmony may charac- terise all the members of the Church from this time forth, and that the Great Head of the Church may soon send you another Pastor who will rightly divide unto you the Word of Truth,— I beg to remain, My dear Christian Friends, Yours sincerely in the Gospel of Christ, JOHN CUNNICK. The members, with some few exceptions, re- ceived the announcement thus made-if not with surprise-with unfeigned regret; but, for reasons which are fully explained in the ably written ad- dress given in another portion of our report, Mr. Cunnick's friends very reluctantly arrived at the conclusion that it would not be wise to entreat a continuance of his ministrations. They have, however, taken other means to evince the high respect in which they hold their beloved pastor, and the hearty manner in which they have per- formed this (evidently) pleasing duty, bespeaks a sincerity but seldom witnessed in connection with proceedings of the kind. Mr. Cunnick's residence in this town has been one continued course of usefulness and benevolence, and by his departure from amongst us, we, experience the loss of a truly good citizen. His unassuming manner, cheerful and kindly disposition, made him many friends. His public doings were always in harmony with the principles of Christianity, and in his private life, he seems ever to have ex- hibited those refined and gentle feelings so be- coming the minister and the man. His efforts in the cause of mutual improvement and the dif- fusion of useful knowledge, must be patent to all who know or have known him. In witnessing the departure of this worthy man, we cannot therefore help sharing the deep regret felt by his many friends, and we heartily hope he may be spared to enjoy a long and happy life in the new field of his divine labours. Mr. Cunnick leaves here for Gloucester, where he will be called upon to preside over an old established church, and a numerous congregation. On Wednesday last a grand farewell tea party was given in the Temperance Hall, to pommemo- rale Mr. Cunnick's departure. Notwithstanding the extreme inclemency of the weather, a large number of ladios and gentlemen came together, and amongst the assembly we noticed the follow. ing :—Revs. J. O. Hill, and T. Jenkins, Merthyr; Revs. S. Davies, Aberdare J. Cooper, (Baptist minister); J. T. Jones, Aberdare; J. Rees, Cwm- niamman, and E. Matthews, Llwydcoed; D. Davies, Esq., Maesyffynon; T. Williams, Esq., Mill-street; Wm. Williams, and John Williams, Esqrs., Hirwa N; 1. D. Rees, Esq., Aberdare, & Ac. The room, which was the large one on the ground floor, was beautifully and eve: elegantly decorated. At the east end there was displayed the word "Farewell," neatly printed in gold on a pink ground; at the other end, on a green cir. cular ground was printed with equal neatness the words Presented to the Rev. John Cunnick." This bore reference to the testimonial, which rested on a table beneath. The walls were gracefully be-decked with festoons and wreaths of evergreens and flowers, and the room altogether, by the tastely manner in which it had been pre- pared for the occasion, formed a pleasing coup d'atil. The proceedings were commenced by the assembled company sitting down to partake of that far-famed cup which cheers and not in- ebriates." The tables were laid with great taste, and presided over by ladies who performed their duties with promptitude and cheerfulness. The company having been regaled to satisfaction and the tables cleared, The Rev. J. O. Hill, of Merthyr, expressed his regret that he should be compelled to leave the meeting in a few minutes, which would account for his being somewhat out of order in addressing them at this early stage of the proceedings but he should be sorry to allow the opportunity to pass without expressing his sincere regard for his friend and brother. No one regretted more than he did, that Mr. Cunnick was about to leave the neighbourhood. No doubt Mr. Cunnick had opened up before him new prospects which were very much brighter thnn any which in the course of providence he could reasonably look forward to in this locality. Still, as far as his (Mr. Hill's) personal feelings were concerned he deeply re- gretted losing him, as a friend and brother minister. He, however, rejoiced to see the mani- festation this evening in connection with the de. parLure of their friend. Many faces around him appeared full of kindness, and their hearts doubt- less were full of love to him who was about to leave them. There was something in the very appearance of the room which told of a deep feeling in the hearts and minds of many before him. These natural and artificial flowers-these festoons which adorn the room, although they may fade in the course of a few hours, although the ROOM to-morrow might be, as it were, a scene of desolation, as it were; yet to night they spoke volumes—to night these decorations told of a deep and earnest emotions which is cherished in the minds of many towards their retiring minis- ter. (Applause.) After some remarks upon the natural, the spiritual, aud what he termed the oificial character of the meeting, Mr, Hill pro- ceeded to say that he had just read a beautiful and eloquent address which the members of Mr. Cunnick's church and congregation were about to present to their beloved pastor, and he should be proud, if ever the day should come when circum. stances should call forth from any people an address to himself, couchedjin that language of affection and earnest hope and confidence, which he had in the address that evening. It was a document worthy of tho people who had sub- scribed their _mouey~~and it was worthy of the excellent minister who was about to receive it. Had he hees. enabled to remain longer he should probably have caught the spirit of the meeting, winch he expected would soon manifest itself, and concluded a lengthened-and eloquent speech efter wishing Mr. Cunnick every happiness and success in the place to which he is repairing, by proposing that Mr. Thomas Williams should take the chair. The proposal was seconded by Mr. Davies, and carried by acclamation. Mr. Williams, ou taking the chair, thanked the company for the honor they had done him, and called upon Mr. J. O. Riches to read the letters of apology for absence which he had re- ceived. The following letters, with one from the Rev. Isaac Jenkins, Wcslcyan minister, were then read;-— Rose Cottage, Aberdare, June 22nd, 1860. MY BEAE SIE,—It is with sincere regret that I inform you that I must tie ia Aberystwith on Wednesday, the 27th inst., and so shnll be prevented from attending the farewell tea meet- ing. I am exceedingly sorry fof this, as J shotdd bayc been jiad to be present to express my deep sympathy with Mr. Cuu- liek- and my prayers for his future happiness and usefulness. M.y son will attend for me, to express my deep regret. M.al' the Lord be with you and guide you in all your ways, I remain, my dear sir, yours very sincerely, .1. O. Riches, Esq. THOMAS PRIOE, Brynhyfryd, Aberdare, 23rd June, 1860. My DEAB SIE,—I have only to express my very deep regret that I shall not be able to be present at Mr. Cunnick'a farewell meeting being obliged to be from home at the time, it will be impossible for me to gratify my own desire to attend. Believe me that I cherish a true sympathy with the object of the meet. iiiz-to express its regard and affection towards Mr. Cunnick, on the occasion of his departure to another field of labonr. Though my acquaintance with Mr. Cunnick has been but comparatively of short duration, yet I have known him suffi- ciently to recognize the many excellent and amiable traits in his character. I am very sorry that the time in which I have en. joyed the privilege of his friendship has been so short; since, from personal observation, and from the high opinion in which he is held by the people of Aberdare, I cannot but entertain for him the warmest feelings of regard, and tender to him my heartiest wishes for his future success. May the Chief Shepherd be with him, and deliver him from unreasonable and wicked men." Regretting again my inability to be present, and hoping jou will have a good meeting. I remain, dear sir, very truly yours, J, 0. Riches, Esq. JAMES OWEN. Mr. J. O. Riches stated he was also requested to convey to the meeting the sincere regret of Mr. and Mrs.Thomas, of Scuborwen, who, except for the wretched state of the weather, fully in- tended to have been present with their family, to testify their respect for Mr. and Mrs. Cunnick, and their regret at the circumstances under which they were leaving. The chairman then requested Mr. B. Davies, the chairman of the committee, to read the ad- dress. After a few preliminary remarks explana- tive of how deeply he felt on being called on to perform such a duty, Mr. Davies then read as follows:— EEVEKTWD AND DEAR SIR,-We, the undersigned members of your Church and congregation, who for the last three years have been privileged to attend your Christian Ministrations, and who have enjoyed the advantages of your affectionate pastoral intercourse, have received-not with surprise, certainly—but with feelings of profound regret, the announcement of your contemplated removal from amongst us. We cannot allow you to depart without expressing our warmest approbation of your untiring efforts, under no ordinary difficulties, to build up the Church of Christ in this neighbour- hood and while ascribing all glory to the Most High, we must acknowledge that, as the honoured instrument in the hands of God, your labours tave been productive of great advantage to the Church and to the district. You have always been the expounder of sound doctrine, of pure evangelical truth; while, at the same time, you have in. variab.y displayed that enlightened catholicity of spirit towards those from whom you differ upon minor points,-you have so carefully abstained from all useless and irritating controversies, that you have endeared yourself to the Churches generally, by whom, as well as b/ourselves, your removal will be deeply, e- grettcd. You have manifested a consistent life and conversation. You have heartily entered into all plans which have been devised for the social, moral, and intellectual, as well'as for the religious advancement of the people. The young have never sought your advice unavailingly or lacked your most solicitous atten- tion. The poor and the afflicted have ever found, both in your- self and in the dear partner of your life, warm and sympathising friends. In your intercourse with us as a Church, your en- deavour has been to prevent misunderstanding—to allay anything like unkindly feeling one towards another. You have impar- tially and conscientiously, with wisdom and discretion, discharged all your duties amongst us. You have patiently endured much that must have been peculiarly painful to a sensitive mind, rather than increase discord. In a word, your conduct has been an unmistakable demonstration that you have been striving only for the salvation of souls—tor the extension of Christ's kingdom in the world. We feel, at the same time, reluctantly compelled to endorse the statement contained in your letter ot resignation, that 'Your own usefulness and the usefulness of the Church, have been (and, to all appearances, are likely to be) greatly restricted by the absence of that kindly feeling and active co-operation which are so essential to the peace and prosperity of a Church.' We regret this the more from the corsideration that, few as the numbers may be to whom this can with any truth be applied, it has been manifested on the part of some whose high andjholy office amongst us ought to have been a guarantee to yourself and the Church of their warmest aid and sympathy. Sincerely do we believe you when you say that it was this consideration, and no mere desire of pecuniary advantage" which induce you to take this step. We would have urered you to re- cosnider the matter-ti) reflect upon the consequences which might ensue to this infant cause, but that we felt reluctant to interpose any barrier to your regaining that peace of mind which must have been_ so long a stranger to you here, or to prevent you from labouring amongst a people by whom your quiet, un- ostentatious piety would be better appreciated than it appears ostentatious piety would be better appreciated than it appears .0 have been by a small section of the Church here. We beg that you will aceept this simple expression of our love, our gratItude, and our sympathy. Amidst all the changes and vicissitudes of this life, we thank God that we can lookhope- fully to that world "where Christian friendships will be renewed and perfected, and where we U-mt to appear, with many others, to be your crown of rejoicing in the day of the Lord Jesus." And with earnest prayer that God may shower his most abundant blessings upon yourself and your family, We remain, Reverend and dear sir, Your faithful and affectionate friends in Christ, (Loud cheers followed the reading of this ad- dress, which, we ought to state, had been signed by a large majority of the Tabernacle church and congregation.) Mr. Davies then stated he had a still more pleasing duty to perform—namely, to present their beloved pastor with the testimonial they had prepared for him, as a token of their respect and gratitude for his services amongst them. The meeting was a credit to all concerned, and must be peculiarly gratifying to some in parti- cular. Mr. Davies afterwards expressed in a pathetic manner the regret and reluctance he felt in parting from one with whom he had held such close communion and intercourse. Although the word at the other end of the room said "farewell," he trusted it would not be so in reality. Their spirits were of a kindred nature, and although they may not be together personally they could commingle in prayer round the throne of grace. The speaker then formally handed over to Mr. Cunnick two purses of ten guineas and an elegant large-sized silver tea service. (Loud and prolonged cheering ensued.) The Rev. J. Cunnick, on rising to return thanks, was received with loud applause. He said, with considerable emotion If I had a desire to make a long speech, my feelings would not allow me to do so. I have felt sorry to leare Aberdare ever since I decided upon taking that course; but upon the exhibition of such a kindly feeling and warmth of affection and esteem as I witness here this evening, my sorrow is still more intense. (Hear, hear.) The present occasion brings to my remembrance many circumstances in connection with my brief history at Aberdare. It recalls to my mind the time that I first came here-just three years ago-and I can see faces here whom I think I have been the honoured instrument in the hands of God in bringing to the Saviour. This thought cheers my heart, and it will encou- rage me in my future course in connection with the work to which I have devoted myself. My great desire, ever since I have been amongst you, I can truly say, has been to promote the glory of God and to advance the happiness and welfare of my fellow-creatures. I am thankful to God that my labours have been blessed in the accomplish- ment of the great object of the Christian minis- try—the conversion of souls to God. (Hear, hear.) It rejoices my heart to see so many kind friends assembled around me-so many belonging to denominations other than my own-and I thank God for this manifestation of catholic spirit. We want more of this catholicity of spirit. (Hear, hear.) We may differ on minor points, but when we come to Calvary-when we surround the cross, we are all one there-one in love, one in faith, one in aim, one in object. For this reason I rejoice to see present so many kind friends belonging to other churches and to other denominations. Allow nie to thank you for this manifestation of esteem and respect towards myself, as the unworthy servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. God will reward those who res- pect and regard His servants, and I hope and trust that I shall ever be sustained and supported so as to be enabled to walk worthy of the high vocation to which I have been called. (Hear, hear.) I thank those friends of my late church and congregalion whom I see around me for the aid and kind assistance that they have rendered to me during my connection with the Tabernacle. Heartily and sincerely do I thank them for the sympathy and co-operation which I have always experienced at their hands; and though we are now to be separated for a time, I hope we shall yet meet in the flesh but if we are not thus pri- vileged, I trust that by and bye we shall all meet before the throne in heaven, to join the patriarchs, the prophets, the evangelists, the apostles, and the great and good of every age and country, in singing praises to the Lamb for ever and ever. May every blessing attend you in travelling through the wilderness of this world—may you be blessed with all necessary blessings to make you happy and useful in this world to prepare you for endless happiness in the future. Again I tbank you for this cordial expression of esteem and attachment to me as your pastor. (Applause.) The REW John Cooper, Baptist Minister, rose and stated how cordially he respected Mr. Cun- nick as a Christian brother, and how much he desired his future path should be strewn with happiness. Though he had had troubles here, it may be that he was going to meet troubles such as he had never experienced before. He trusted it would not be so; yet if such should be the case, though it would be painful now, it would be pro- ductive of a crown of glory which would amply repay for ten thousand days of trouble. He prayed God would give him health and happi- ness, and the same to his dear partner in life. (Applause.) The Rev. Mr. Davies, Zoar, having been called upon by the Chairman, rose to propose a vote of thanks to the ladies for their exertions in con- nection with the tea-party; in doing which he expressed his deep regret at Mr. Cunnick's departure, and his sympathy with him under the circumstances which called him to separate from his flock. It was a painful thing to part from a pastor at whose feet they had worshipped. He expressed his sympathy with those who were about to lose him, and concluded by proposing the vote of thanks he had risen to move. (Cheers.) The Rev. T. Jenkins, in seconding the vote of thanks, hoped he would be allowed to digress a little from the subject, to express his feeling towards Mr. Cunnick, who, he stated, was kind and full of christian charity. Did all possess the same principles to such an extent and variety, it would be better for the world. The speaker then referred to the time when Mr. Cunnick, by his interference, prevented the clashing of two contending parties, and stated that if he had never done any other good in the town, he had done enough, to merit the respect of the inha- bitants. He expressed a hope that his future career would be happier than the past, and prayed God to bless him and his family. The Rev. E. Matthews, Llwydeoed, expressed how much he had enjoyed himself during the evening, and his sorrow at being obliged to wish Mr. Cunnick farewell. He trusted those whom he would leave behind him would soon have a minister, and that they would take care to use him well. Mr. D. I. Davies, in response to the chairman's call, rose, and in an appropriate speech, expressed his entire concurrence with what the previous speaker had stated. Mr. Davies complimented the ladies on the beautiful appearance of the room and referred to the pleasure and profit he had derived from his acquaintance with Mr. Cunnick. He dwelt upon the usefulness of Mr. Cunnick in connection with the Young Men's Literary Class and expressed a belief that the good influence he would leave behind him would be productive of much benefit. The speaker concluded a telling speech by expressing his sympathy with and res- pect for Mr. Cunnick, amidst much cheering. David Davies, Esq., Maesyffynon, then rose to propose a vote of tnanks to the committee for their untiring and praiseworthy exertion in get. ting up the handsome testimonial which, he said, had been subscribed to by the whole town. A lesson was taught by the proceeding of the even- ing. It was this The man who sought fame in religion or politics was not always sure to obtain it. Mr. punnick was an example of this: by his unobtrusive manner and doings, he had not courted fame yet he had obtained it. Mr. Davies, in a terse speech, dealt out some severe strictures on pride and ostentation. He concluded by eu- logizing the principles of humility, and proposing a hearty vote of thanks to the committee. T. D. Rees, Esq., in a few words, seconded the proposition, and expressed his belief that Mr. Cunnick's departure would be a public loss to the town. Mr. Davies, chairman of the committee, in an appropriate speech, returned thanks. The Rev. J. T. Jones, Gwron Office, stated that, although everything around him tended to make him happy, he could not out feel sorrowful. He stated that since his kind reception:at Pem- broke by Mr. and Mrs. Cunnick, to whom he was then a stranger, he could not but respect them. He was mainly the cause of getting Mr. Cunnick to Aberdare, and he verily believed that the town bad never yet experienced so great a loss by the departure of any one, as it would now. Mr. J. Osborne'Riches, having:been also called upon by the chairman, remarked that the testimo- nial might have been of greater value in a mone- tary sense had it been considered desirable to appeal to the public indiscriminately. But the committee were of opinion it would be more highly esteemed by Mr. Cunnick if those only were asked for subscriptions whom he valued as his friends and well-wishers. This was the explanation for the testimonial not being more worthy of the occasion;; but he, nevertheless, hoped that it would be deemed acceptable as a slight tribute of their affection and regard (cheers.) The word fare- well" at the other end of the room might be taken in a wider sense than as being applicable simply to lMr. Cunnick. Many of those now present, who had been for a long time labourers in the same vineyard, would to-night bid each other farewell." But although they were no longer members of the same church, they would still be fellow labourers in the same glorious cause. Such separations are, however, always painful, especially where, as he was glad to say was the case with all the members present, they had worked so well and harmoniously together. This considera- tion had added another pang to the otherwise pleasurable nature of the meeting. Mr. Hall, in the course of a lengthy and sen- sible address, stated that he thought many had espoused congregationalism through their great esteem for Mr. Cunnick. Nothing that had passed during the recent unhappy complication had shaken his good opinion of congregational principles. It was a system wisely ordained, but it required wise and enlightened men to live under it. Mr. Perkins expressed his great regret at parting from their beloved pastor, and was sure a great loss would be sustained by the Tabernacle. Mr. John Williams also stated the regret he felt at Mr. Cunnick's departure, and expressed his good wishes for that gentleman's future welfare. Mr. E. G. Price, of the West of England Bank, considered the meeting had been a pleasant one for them all, and for MR« Cunnick, a proud one. He eulogized the rev. GOTTLENMN'S character, and expressed a hope that ministers of all deno- minations would imitate him. Mr. Timothy Davies, in a neat Welsh speech, alluded in eulogistic terms to Mr: Cunnick's character, and expressed his regret at being obliged to part from him. A vote of thanks was then given to a party of ladies and gentlemen who had formed themselves into a choir and had enlivened the evening's proceedings by their excellent singing. Mr. Davies, Maesyffynon, proposed, and Mr. 1. D. Rees seconded, a hearty vote of thanks to the chairman. Mr. Williams (the chairman,) returned thanks in a pithy speech, and thus terminated one of the most pleasant and successful meetings it has ever been our duty to chronicle. STAFFORDSHIRjTlRoir TRADE. WE have no change to notice in the trade since our last report. The demand for sheets and boiler plates continues good. The meetings at Wolverhampton and Birmingham were quite up to an average this week very little business was transacted in finished iron. The sales of pig iron were very limited indeed. Mr. Wm. Mathews, of Corbyn's Hall, and Mr. Benjamin Gibbons, of Millfields, are each about to blow one of their furnaces out. The official list of prices of Staffordshire finished iron is as follows common Staffordshire bars, R7 10s., at the works; best bars, £ 8 10s.; sheets, £9; doubles, £ 1010s.; nail sheets, £ 810s.; Latins £12; boiler plates, £9; best and best best in proportion; common rods, R7 10s.; hoops, XS IOS. gas strip, L'S; Canada plates, £12, and all other sorts in proportion. Welch bars, R5 10s. to 9,5 12s. Rails, £5 5s. Current prices of pig iron, Staffordshire cold blast, £ 4 7s. 6d.; best native hydrate pigs, £ 3 153. to £42s. 6d.; first" class all mine grey forge pigs, f 3 10s. to 93 15s.; good mine pigs, with a modi- cum of flue cinder, £ 3 to £ 3 5s.; mine pigs, deteriorated by cinder, £ 2 15S. to £ 3 2s. 6d. • grey forge cinder pig iron, £ 2 15s. to £ 2 17s. 6d! white forge cinder pigs, 92 10,1. to £2158. Melters. Nos. 1, 2, and 3, L2 17s. 6d. to L3 2s. 6d.; superior makes of all mine melting iron £3103. to £ 4, ac- cording to make and quality. Favourite Shropshire and Forest of Dean brands, 94. 7s. 6d.—Extracted from Samuel Griffiths's Staffordshire Iron Trade Circular.
NEWPORT, ABERGAVENNY, & HEREFORD AND TAFF VALE EXTENSION. WEEK DAYS. SPNDARG FROM 31,2,31,2,31,2,31, 3 a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. Merthyr dep. 10 10 1 45 5 40 9 15 4 45 Troedyrhiw 10 19 1 53 9 23 4 55 Quaker's Yard 10 40 2 15 5 55 9 33 5 6 Llancaiach (Nelson). 10 47 2 25 6 5 9 42 5 It JRhymney Junction 10 57 2 351 6 15 9 52 5 24 Tredegar June.(Blackwood.. 11 2 2 40! 6 20 9 57 529 Crumlin 11 12 2 501 6 3010 7 5 38 Pontypool 11 25 3 6 0 4210 20 5 50 Pontypool Road dep. 11 32 3 1-2, 6 4910 25 5 56 Newport 10 0 4 38 7 3010 50 7~30 » dep. 11 10 3 Oj 6 3010 0 5 30 Llanvair n 52 3 39' 10 40 "FT Penpergwm 12 0 3 47| 7 1410 48 6 17 Abergavenny 12 10 3 58 7 2211 0 6 28 Llannhangel 12 20 4 8] 11 11 6 38 £ andy 12 27 4 15 7 37 11 18 6 45 Pontrilas 12 38 4 28! 7 49,11 32 6 59 St. Devereux 12 48 4 371 11 42 7 8 RRAM^nn. 12 54 4 4 £ >: HI 50 7 16 Hereford. 1 5 4 551 8 10 12 0730 WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. PROM 11,2,31,8,3.1,2^ji;2,31,2, .3 TT a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Hereford 8 0 0 30: 6 65 *9 0 5 30 Tram Inn 8 11 9 50! 7 6 9 12 5 43 St. Devereux 8 1810 5: 7 13 9 19 5 51 Pontrilas 1 2810 25 7 23 9 29 6 2 Pandy 8 4010 45 7 35 9 42 6 15 Llannhangel 8 47 10 55 7 42 9 49 6 21 Abergavenny 9 0 11 151 7 55-10 3 6 36 Penpergwm 9 811 25; 8 3,10 11 6 44 Llanvair 9 1511 37 8 1010 19 6 51 Newport arr. 10 012 40 8 40il0 50 7 30 „ .dep. 9 0111063010 0 5 30 Pontypool Road arr. 9 30 12 10 8 2o'l0 32 7 6 Pontypool 9 4012 15 8 3010 40 7 20 Crumlin 9 55 12 30 8 4510 55 7 35 Tredegar June. (Blackwood) 10 5 12 40 8 5311 57 45 Rhyraney Junction 10 1012 50 8 5811 12 7 50 Llancaiach (Nelson) 10 20 1 0 9 811 22 8 0 Quaker's Yard Junction 10 30 1 10 9 1811 35 8 10 Troedyrhiw 10 43 4 2 9 3111 48 8 23 ^erthyr 50 4 10 9 4011 56 8 35 RHYMNEY RAILWAY. DOWN—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS PROM h 2,31,2,31,2,31.3,31,2,3 a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Rhymney 9 30 1 55 4 15 9 10 3 56 Bargoed 9 51 2 16 4 36 9 34 4 19 Hengoed arr. 10 5 2 30 4 50 9 50 „ Ystrad 10 17 2 45 5 510 6 4 42 Caerphilly arr. 10 30 3 0 5 2010 22 4 58 Cardiff (Adam-street Station) II 0 3 30! 5 50110 55 5 30 UP.—WEEK DAYS. [ SUNDAYS. FROM 1,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,3 „ a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Cardiff (Adam-street Station) 10 0 1 40 5 20 8 45 4 26 Caerphilly 10 30 2 10 5 50 9 19 458 Ystrad 10 45 225 6 5 937 514 HemroedfN A &H J 16?*' *10 50 2 30 6 10 9 44 5 20 tiengoea^«.Av«n.j. ^Dep n 0 2 40 6 20 10 0 5 30 Bargoed 11 14 2 54 6 34 10 16 5 46 Rhymney 11 35l 3 15 6 55J10 40 6 10 VALE OF NEATH RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. 1,^31,2,31,2,31,2,3 1,2,3 1,2,31,2,31,2,3 STRT. PR. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Merthyr ..8 55 1 5o 6 0 7 45 5 50 Abernant ..9 7 2 2 6 12 7 57 6 2 Llwydeoed .9 12 2 7 6 17 8 26 7 Hirwain ar. 9 18 2 13 6 23 8 8 6 13 Abrdr. dp. 9 0 1 55 3 20 6 5 8 10 7 50 5 55 9 50 Hirwc.ar. 9 13 2 8 3 35! 6 18 8 23 8 3 6 8 9 5 Hirwain 9 21 3 15 6 25 8 10 6 15 Glyn Neath 9 41 2 34 6 44 H 29 6 34 Resolven 9 51i 2 43 6 53 8 38 6 43 Aberdylais lo 5j 2 55 7 5 8 50 6 55 Neath .lo lo 3 0 7 lol 8 55 7 0 UP TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. 1,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,3 1,2,31,2,3il,2,3 STRT. FR. p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. [p.m. Neath 8 3o 2 52 7 4} 9 2o 8 30 Aberdylais 8 35 2 57 7 5o 9 25 8 35 Resolven 8 47 3 9' 8 o 9 35! 8 45 Glyn Neath 8 57 3 19| 8 8 9 43! 8 53 Hirwain ar. 9 17 3 39 8 28 lo 3 9 13 Hirwn.dp. 9 23 2 20 3 45 6 3o 8 lo lo 6 2o 9 20 AhvAr.arr. 9 35 2 30 3 57 6 45 8 45 lo 2o 6 35 9 30 Hirwaind!». 9 2o 3 42 8 31 lo 6 9 16 Llwydeoed. 9 27 3 49 8 38 lo 13 9 23 Abernant.. 9 37 3 59 8 481o23 933 Merthyr 9 5o 4 12 9 o)lo 35 9 45 TAFF VALE RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. STARTING FROM *>2,3 1,2,31,2,3|1,2,31,2,3 a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. Merthyr 8 15 2 0 6 40 9 10 4 10 Troedyrhiw 8 23 2 8 6 49 9 18 4 18 Quaker's Yard Junction for N. A. and II. Railway 8 34 2 19 7 1 9 29 4 29 Aberdare Junction 8 47 2 32 7 15 9 42 4 42 Newbridge 8 57 2 42! 7 26 9 52 4 52 Treforest 9 2 2 47i 7 31 9 57 4 57 Tafi's Well 9 13 2 58| 7 42 lo 8 5 8 Pentyreh 9 18 3 3j 7 47 lo 13 5 13 Llandaff 9 26 3 Hi 7 56 lo 21 5 21 Cardiff 9 35 3 20 8 5 lo 30 5 30 Cardiff Docks 9 4o 3 25} 10 35 ABERDARE BRANCH. 11_ Aberdare 8 20 2 5j 6 48 9 15 4 15 Treaman 8 24 2 9j 6 52 9 19 4 19 Mountain Ash 8 32 2 171 7 0 9 27 9 27 Aberdare Junction 8 42l 2 27 7 10 9 37 4 37 UP TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. I SUNDAYS. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. p.m. STARTING FROM 1,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,31,2,3 Cardiff Docks 9 20 3 o 8 45 3 45 Cardiff 93o 3 10 6 3o 9 o 4 0 Llandaff 9 39 3 19 6 40 9 9 4 9 9 47 3 27 6 48 9 17 4 17 Taff s Well 9 52 3 32 6 53 9 22 4 22 Treforest l0 3 3 43 7 5 9 33 4 33 Newbridge lo 8 3 48 7 11 9 38 4 38 Aberdare Junction lo 19 3 59 7 23 3 49 4 49 Quaker's Yard Junction for N. A. and II. Railway lo 32 4 12 73610 2 5 2 Troedyrhiw lo 43 4 23 7 48 lo 13 5 13 Merthyr lo 5o 4 30 7 55 lo 2o 5 2o ABERDARE JUNCTION. 1 Aberdare Branch lo 20 4 0 7 25 9 50! 4 50 Mountain Ash Id 30 4 10 7 35 lo 0 5 0 Treaman lo 38 4 18 7 43 lo 8 5 8 Aberdare lo 42 4 22 7 47 lo 12 5 12 WESTERN VALLEYS RAILWAY. DOWN TRAINS—WEEK DL^ DAYS. STARTING FROM 31,2,3|1,2,3:1,2,31,2,3 tj,. Tr a.m. p.m. [p.m. a.m. p.m. Ebbw Vale 8 45 2 15! 7 2o 11 2o 7 5 8 5o| 2 2o, 7 2511 25 7 lo Cwm 8 57] 2 27 11 33 7 17 Abergeeg Junction 9 8| 2 38! 7 4211 44 7 28 Nantyglo 8 45 2 15! 7 2oll 2o 7 Blaina 8 51 2 21! 7 2611 26 7 1? Abertillery 8 58 2 28 7 3311 34 7 lo Aberbeeg Junction 9 8 2 38j 7 4211 44 7 2a Llanhilleth 9 14: 2 44I n 51 7 £ 9 2o 2 51 7 51 11 58 7 4^ Newbridge 9 25 2 56! 7 5612 3 7 4o Abercarne 9 3o 3 2 8 212 9 7 5< Cross Keys 9 4o 3 13 8 1112 2o 8 t £ ls.ca 9 47, 3 2o 8 18 12 28 8 lo lydee 9 561 3 3o 8 21 12 38 8 2o Klijruney Junction l0 3' 3 37 8 &5 12 45 8 3* lo 15 3 5o 8 48 1 o 8 4^ HZ TRAINS.—WEEK DAYS. j SUNDAYS. STARTING FROM 1,2,31,2,3jl,2,3 1,2,3 «T a.m. noon.; p.m. j a.m. p.m. Newport 7 ol2 „ 5 3o 9 0 5 15 tthymney Junction 7 1212 13 5 43 9 13 5 28 ydee 7 17 12 18 5 48 9 18 5 33 *Jlsca 7 26 12 27 5 57 9 27 5 42 Cross Keys 7 32 12 34 6 4 9 34 5 48 Abercarne 7 42 12 (Hi 6 14 9 45 5 58 Newbridge 7 48 12 5o! 0 2o 9 52 6 4 Cruunlin 7 5312 55[ G 25. 9 57 6 9 Llanhilleth 1 2 6 32 lo 5 6 16 Aberbeeg Junction 8 6 1 lo 6 4o lo 13 6 23 Abertillery 8 14 1 18 6 48 lo 21 6 31 Blaina 8 24 1 29 6 59 lo 52 6 45 Nantyglo 8 32 1 37 7 7 lo 4o 6 OJ Aberbeeg Junction 8 9 1 13 G441ol6 6 25 Cwm 8 19 1 24 6 54 lo 27 G 26 Victoria 8 26 1 31 7 1 lo 34 6 44 Ebbw Vale 8 32 1JS? 7 7jlo 4o 6 5o Printed and Published by PETER WILIIAMS, at tho TBLUGSAPH Office, High Street, in the Town an Franchise of Merthyr Tpdfil, in the County of GlamoFg#a»^8a £ urdaj, June 80, I860.