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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. CEFNCOEDYCYMMER.-On Wednesday evening, the 2nd inst., a concert was given at tbe Temper- ance Hall by several of the neighbour!i-y chapel choirs, assisted by two or three vocahsis from Merthyr. The programme consisted of a selec- tion of songs, glees, choruses, &c., and was on thewholeadecidedsucccsa. The even strength and precision of the choruses bespoke the energy and care of the leaders of the various choirs; while the songs, v. hick were attentively listened to, were given with a taste and execution highly creditable to amateur singers; several pieces were encored and repeated. The utmost satisfaction was evinced by the crowded audience with the performers, the only draw back being the inadequate ventilation of the Hail and the e?"-rdqUeilt oppreSRivTe heac which had to be en- SAMUEL THOMAS, THE LETT;;B CABBIEB.— The Borrows of a poor man are at length closed, and the poor letter carrier, of whom frequent menl ion has been made in our columns, grieves no more. He died on Saturday last, and, thanks to a generous few, his end was not made wretched by sheer want. In his untimely late a moral may be read, much needed by many of our working men, and from his life we may glean lessens not destitute of instruction, and incidents not lacking importance. Gifted with a mind and keen perception far above the average, thought- M, observant, nnd'.able to give logical expressions to his thoughts, we saw in him a man who with a creed less forlorn, and the assistance of true philanthropists, ixdght have gained a decent •^position in life. When we knew him first he was the animating spirit of a select brotherhood whose views were sincere, but ultra; and long he reigned among them, their best debater, yet wearing his rank unolieiiEively and meekly. These brethren, however, started a society of another kind, left theorising for practising, and in the change poor Sam was forgotten. Thus left to himself, the staunch holder of opinions that barred him from society in general, his in- terest in life ceased, and now, with unfeigned sorrow, we trace the simple record of his fate. He was buried at the Cemetery, borne by his hte friends of the Post Office, and followed by a family now left destitute. THE NEW OBGANIST.—The mantle of our friend Mr. Wilkes, has fallen on fitting shoulders, and unless we are much mistaken, the new organist of St. David's will speedily win a similar position in public estimation which his predeces- sor held. At St. Davids Church, on Sunday hat; the congregation, for the first time, had a fair opportunity given them cf listening to the abilities of their new organist, Mr. Lawrence an 1 on every hand we hear the most favourable' reports. In the morning and evening an anthem was played, which we learn was the composition of the organist. Taken simply on its own merits, -tie anthem was a fine one, and as rendered by the excellent choir of St. David's, too much praise cannot be awarded to it. There was a fine scope given for the powers of Miss Forey, and tran- sitions which brought into pLy the abuitiea of thechoirin general. In the anthem and the ac- companiment to other portions of the service, Mr. Lawranco proved himself, if not of occult genius, as his predecessor, yet a fine nreceptor and a careful player. How Foil, UNES ARE MADE.-In old times several ci our iron works contributed to the nice little fortunes am&ssed by living men amongst UP, and taere are reasons to believe that the con- tributions were involuntary, in fact, fhose iron ma-ters we have in our mind's eye were grossly robbed. Yet, money is a glorious passport—the sign of a free-mason is nothing to the glittering of a sovereign, for while one admits only'to a coterie the other is the open sesame to every coterie, and therefore these men are rmpccted. Now we pause! Six-and-eight-pences will read t-nus far and say, new we have you again," and4 will turn aside with a weariness of heart and a craving no number of eix-and eight-pericos ever satisfies, These levies were made in the good old turea, wnen money j an like the Tafi and left a tnoute in every no.-k and corner Th -game now-a-days is a dangeretrs 01,0; profits iu iron f are Jesa managers arc more attentive to their masters' interests, and less heedful of tbeir own, and so probity is the order of the day. As an illustration of our remarks we may add a fact. A gentleman, now engaged in a responsible post r at one of our iron works was desired by his em. ployer to visit a merchant in a neighbouring town, and purchase a large quantity of timber. He did so, and the merchant, in opening the transactions, proffered a liberal fee. This was refused. It was offered another time and again refused, the agent making praiseworthy remarks. I will only buy such timber as I require, and at the lowest market rate, and if you again tempt me to forget my employer's interests 1 will trans- fer orders elsewhere. A startling piece of knavery in connection with one of the works in the neighbourhood recalls these things to recollec- tion, but the details we suppress until the sus- pected persons are placed in the prisoners' box. The case, as we hear, is of a heartless character, and has for a long course of time been detrimental to masters and men. ST. DAVID'S.—On Snndaylast the Very Reve- rend the Dean of Bangor preached at this church m the morning, and without endorsing the whole of his views upon a debatable subject, we may