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LANTWIT MAJOR.—The anniversary of the Lantwit Major Branch Wesleyan Missionary Society was held on Monday last, in the Baptist Chapel of that ancient place. Mr. S. W. Waddy, Governor and Chaplain of Wesley College, Sheffield, preached an appropriate sermon in the morning at eleven. And in the evening (at six) 0. public meeting was held, Mr. Thomas Lewis, of Bridgend, in the chair. Addresses on the important subject of chris- tian missions were delivered by the Messrs. S. W. Waddy, P. Orchard, Cardiff; J. Faulkner, Bridgend; Rey- nolds, Cowbridge; — Price, Bridgend; — Haycroft, Porth Cawl. Liberal collections were made at the close of each service, in aid of the Missionary Society. BRIDGEND.—The anniversary of the English Wesleyan Chapel, Bridgend, was celebrated on Thursday the 26th, and Sunday the 29th ult., when sermons were preached by Mr. S. W. Waddy, Governor and Chaplain of Wesley College, Sheffield, and by Mr. J. Rossell, of Neath, in the afternoon. Collections were made towards liqui- dating the debt on the chapel. BRIDGEND.—On Saturday last, the 28th of June, the ceremony of laying the first stone of three furnaces, which are about to be erected by Messrs. Malins and Rawlinson, upon ground which they hold under Morgan Popkin Traherne, Esq., of Coytrahene, was performed in the presence of a vast concourse of people. The circumstance caused no small degree of excitement throughout the neighbourhood, as it was made known that the ceremony would be performed by Mrs. Traherne; and that in the afternoon a numerous company would be entertained at a public dinner by the spirited heads of the firm. A cor- respondent has favoured us with the following brief statement of the preparations made for celebrating the day, and the occurrences of the afternoon :—"A galvanised iron building of 60 feet long by 23 feet wide and 20 feet high" was erected, and which was commenced and CODl- pletely finished:(including theroofing) in the short space of 18 hours! In this building, a cold collation was pre- pared, for the entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Traherne, and family, and a very numerous party of friends. Mrs. Traherne did Messrs. Malins aud Rawlinson the honour of laying the first stone of the three furnaces, amidst the most unbounded cheering, waving of handkerchiefs, &c. Either by accident or design, the day fixed for performing the ceremony, was Mr. Traherne's birth-day, and also the anniversary of Her Majesty's coronation. We ob- served present, the Rev. Robert Knight, Mrs. Knight, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knight, Mr. and Mrs. William Llewellyn, Mr. Jones, of Hall, Mr. Charles Hampton, Mr. Charles Bowring, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Cuthbertson, and son, Mr. Prichard, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Bradley, &c.,&c. The party was met coming up the Duffryn Llynn Railway by a long procession of workmen, bearing extremely handsome banners and flags, with appropriate mottoes and devices, and a full brass band these preceded the party to the magically erected banqueting room, where the pro- cession was formed for proceeding to the site of the pro- jected furnaces. Precisely at four o'clock, the weather which had been louring all the morning having become beautifully fine, the firing of cannon announced to the anxious assembly that all was ready for the ceremony of lay- ing the th 92 foundation stones, and the party having pro- ceeded to the spot amidst the deafening cheers of the multitude, where Mis. Traherne, having been duly provi- ded with masonic tools, laid and fixed the three immense blocks in the most efficient manner. The firing of cannon and the hearty cheers of the workmen did then, indeed, make the welkin ling. After this ceremony the whole party returned in procession, cannons roaring, the band playing the national tunes, and the handsome flags float- ing on the breeze. After duly admiring the magic structure, composed of immense sheets of galvanized iron, the sides plain, and roof corrugated, about 60 ladies and gentlemen sat down at one long table, and about 40 at another. Thefestiveboardwasmostsubstantiallyand tastefully supplied and adorned with every delicacy of the season, rendered more inviting by the well arranged admixture of solids and sweets, alternately developing themselves amidst clusters of flowers and evergreens, while champagne, hock, and moselle, were most plenti- fully supplied to whet the flagging appetite. Mr. Malins, the principal proprietor, presided, and the vice chair was most ably filled by Mr. Charles Rawlinson. After the most ample justice bad been done to the dinner, the ai> r.mgement and preparing of which reflected the highest ciedit 011 Mr. and Mrs. Betterton, of the Wyndham Arms, Bridgeod, Mr. Malins, ia a very neat & appropriate speech, proposed the health of the Queen, alluding to the fact of the day being tlie anniversary of herMajesty's coronation. The next ioa t, given in the most feeling and compli- mentary terms, was the health of Mrs. Traherne, the landlady, who had that day honoured them^by laying the foundations of three new furnaces in the Llvnii valley. M.P. Traherne, Esq., returned thanks. "The Army and Navy," and the other usual toasts followed.—The health of Mr. 1 raherne was then given, and enthusiasti- cally lesponded to.-The Rev. H. Knight then rose, and, in very eulogistic language, as to their public and private w orth and respectability, from an intimate acquaintance and friendship of several years duration, proposed the healths of Messrs. Malins and Rawlinson especially, and the Cefn Cwsc Company generally, and wishing them every possible success in this very important work, and in every other undertaking in which they may be engaged. Mr. Malins replied in a very manly and feeling manner, and in a speech of some length entered into their future intentions with regard to their proposed mode of opera- tions, and future management of their operatives and workmen, not forgetting the necessity of a Church, schools, &c. &e.—The Vice-Chairman then, in a manner which must have afforded great pleasure to his auditors, whether they were his guests for the day or the operatives who are expected to find abundance of demand for labour for many years to come, proposed the health of the work- men, which was received with unbounded acclamation. Several other toasts were given and responded to, &c. &e. Before leaving the joyous board, the Rev. R. Knight, rose and in the name of Mrs. Traherne and the Ladies, as well as of the Gentlemen present, in a jocular strain, begged leave to return especial thanki to Mr. C. Rawlinson the ice-chairman,for the extremely handsome entertain- ment which had in so complimentary a manner been given to Mrs. Traherne and the large assembly, and for the ma- gical arrangements by which he had, 'in 24 hours con- verted a bog into a fairy palace indeed nothing could exceed the excellence of the arrangements in every respect. The band stationed at an extremity of the galviuized pavilion, played national airs and various tunes between the different toasts and speeches; and about 9 o'clock the party returned by the light of a brilliant moon down the valley, and reached their various homes without a single accident to mar the pleasures of the day, which, doubt- less, will long be remembered in the vale of Llynfi. PYLE.—*An explosion offu-e damp, took place at Mar- gam Colliery, near Pyle, on Monday, the 30th ult., by which one man, named John Rees, was severely burnt. He now remains in a very dangerous state. It appears that a man by the name of Tanner took a lighted candle out of the Davy's Lamp, (not being aware that the air at the spot was so inflammable,) and in a moment after- wards the fearful explosion took place, and severely injured Rees. Tanner escaped unhurt. On Wed- nesday. a man named Dfi-ul Mort. met a sad 'mis- fortune in the same w..r'^c- un>i?v theve rircmn*taii^es J — A was" of coal IVH. aud iu avoiu^ig it, he put his haiul upon tlie pointed end of a rnandrell, which penetrated entirely through it. It is supposed that the aceident-will render the amputation, of his hand necessary, in order to avert fatal consequences. THE MALT DUTY.At the quarter sessions on Tuesday last, Mr. Grove rose to move their worships on the bench, in the matter of Mr. Evan Evans, for a return of the duty paid on 611 bushels of malt, and which malt (by the state- ment of the learned counsel and the evidence) was totally rendered unfit for use, in consequence of having been wet- ted at sea on the passage from London to Neath. Mr. Grove called Mr. Charles Porter, of Essex, who proved that he sold to Mr. Evans 475 quarters of the best malt, at the rate of 63s. per quarter that the malt so bought by Mr. Evans was conveyed to London and there shipped for Neath. The duty, at 21s. 8d. per quarter, had previously been paid. The master of the vessel proved that in con- sequence of severe and boisterous weather the vessel sus- tained injuries, the consequence of which was that her cargo (the malt) was wetted, and so rendered useless, and fit only for manure. Another witness proved that the malt had been mixed with lime, and applied to land as manure. The officers of excise declared that they were fully satisfied, and the court then granted Mr. Grove a certificate which will enable his client to receive the amount of duty paid on the quantity of malt above stated. This case, from its novelty, excited some atten- tion. NEATH.—.In speaking of the colliers of Neath and its neighbourhood on Monday last at the Quarter Sessions for this county, Henry Thomas, Esq., the Vice Chairman, said—" they were far from being a turbulent set of men there was no class of men more peaceable or well-disposed and he (Mr. Thomas) was sure the magis- trates generally would feel happy in doing anything cal- culated to promote their happiness and prosperity." NEATH POLICE.—FRIDAY, JUNE 27th.-Before F. Fredricks, H. Gwyn, and G. Llewellyn, Esqrs.—Charles Reynolds, seaman, belonging to the ship John Bull, now lying at Port Talbot, was charged by Thomas Patterson, mate, with assaulting him by striking him. Defendant was fined 5s. and costs, or seven days' imprisonment. Committed.—Hoplcin Jones and David Francis, of Neath, masons, were charged by John Williams, of Cadoxton- juxta-Neath, labourer, with assaulting him. The evi- dence being very conclusive, they were fined 20s. each, including costs. SWANSEA CANAL.—At the annual and general meeting of the proprietors on Monday last, a dividend of FIFTEEN PER CENT, was declared. CHILD DROPPING.—A beautiful baby was left at the door of a gentleman's residence, Wind-street, Swansea, on the night of Monday last. The circumstance has occasioned the circulation of a little good-humoured scandal in the neighbourhood. The" young stranger" who was well provided with clothing, has been removed to lodgings. (Communicated.) Mr. John Henry Vivian, M.P., had an interview with Sir George Clerk, on Tuesday, at the office of the board of trade. SWANSEA FAIR, on Wednesday, was well attended. Wool, sold freely, at from lOd. to Is. Id. per pound. Horned cattle were greatly iu demand, and realized good prices. The show of horses was very indifferent, but many- sales were effected. BETIIESDA BAPTIST CHAPEL, SWANSEA.—On the evening of Monday last, a public meeting, very numer- ously attended, was held in this chapel, for the purpose of taking into consideration the expediency of establishing a building society in connection with the congregation, according to a plan recommended or sanctioned by the members of Her Majesty's Government. The meeting was addressed by several speakers, who entered very fully into the subject, and were attentively heard. The plan seemed to meet with very general approbation. EBENEZER(INDEPENDEMT) CHAPEL.—The disturbances which we briefly adverted to in our last number still con- tinue; the five are bent upon having their own way in everything, and of dictating to the six hundred who shall be the minister, and what peculiar points of doctrine, shall and shall not be entered upon. Really, it is most monstrous to find that the public worship of a nu- merous congregation should be interfered with by a verv small section of" the society." IN the town of Swansea, the magistrates have very properly issued a notice, that every dog found at large, unmuzzled, shall be instantly destroyed. The police act fully up to the spirit of the notice, the consequence is, that very few dogs are now seen about the streets, and those which by their owners are permitted to be at large, are most efficiently muzzled. SWANSEA IMPROVEMENT BILL. — ROLLS' COURT, THURSDAY, JUNE 26TlI.-In Be Walters.—Mr. Turner, (with whom was Mr. Selwyn), on behalf of Mr. William Walters, of Swansea, solicitor, applied to the Court for leave to deliver another bill of costs, for the purpose of supplying omissions and making additional charges to his bills of fees, already delivered. Mr. Walters was em- ployed by the corporation of Swansea to obtain an act of parliament for some local purpose. He employed Messrs. Gregory and Faulkner as his parliamentary agents, and upon the completion of the business they delivered their bill, amounting to £1200. Mr. Walters then delivered two bills of costs to the corporation the one for jE125 and the other for £ 2280, and an order for their taxation was obtained on the 2nd of November last. Upon the taxation more than a sixth was taken off, but by the allowance of one item, the sum was reduced below the sixth. Mr. Walters no»v said that omissions and mistakes had been made in the billofhisparliamentatyagente, and as the solicitor of the parties, he also instated that he was entitled to charge for his services beyond the sums allowed by the parliamentary scale, under the 7th and 8th Geo. IV., c. 64.—Mr. Kindersley did not dispute the right of the Court to correct an error or rectify a mistake, but i I would take care to do so upon satisfactory evidence but it was different as tot the claim to add other charges to the bill, especially as it was not said that the business had been done. A solicitor might refuse to make his full claim, lest more than a sixth should be taken off; but having once sent in his bill, he could not send in another. —Lord Langdale said it was material to know that the business had been done, and that the right to charge was not known, and that, knowing it, he would have insisted on his right, and that if he made it, he believed it would have been allowed.—Mr. Turner replied on the claim of Mr. Walters to increase his own charges, and Lord Langdale finally directed that the application should stand over to satisfy the Court by affidavit of the omissions and mistakes in Messrs. Gregory and Faulkner's bills, and if that was done the petitioner was to take the order upon paying the costs. We did not understand that any order was made upon Mr. Walten's claim to increase the charges ill his bill.




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