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J GRAND ODD FELLOWS' PROCESSION. | The various Lodges of the ancient Order of Odd iFellows' of this town celebrated their anniversary on Tuesday last, with no ordinary degree of display and gaiety. 10 the forenoon, at half-past ten, the numerous members of the Order assembled in the Market-house, and proceeded from thence in procession to the grounds of Cardiff Castle, in honour of the Right Honorable Lord James Stuart, M.P.—a member of the Order—who, with the Lady James Stuart and family lately arrived at the Castle. THE PROCESSION The Royal Glamorgan Band Playing the mostlivelyandfasbionableairs.ably led by Mr.Quelch. The Grand Dispensation. Brethren of the White Degree. A most Splendid Banner, on which were painted designs "emblematical of the a> Charitable influences of the Widow and Orphans' Fund .2 Society. p. Brethren of the Blue Degree. S Two Brothers with Emblems. Brethren of the Scarlet Degree. Brothers with various Emblems. Brethren of the Gold Degree. Secretaries, jj bearing the emblems of their office. ci' Past Secretaries. g: ( Vice-Grands and their Supporters with Emblems, ? and Past Vice-Grands. Noble Grands and their Supporters with Emblems and past Noble Grands. Past District Officers with their Supporters. The Grand Master. supported by his Deputy and Corresponding Secretary arrayed in purple robes, and bearing the Insignia of their high offices. The brethren wore robes, rosettes, white gloves, &c.; ] and certainly the procession, as it moved gracefully along, accompanied by the heart-stirring strains of the excellent band of music, had a very imposing and exhilarating ap- pearance. We need hardly say that crowds attended its Iprogress, and that the windows of the various streets gthrough which it passed were well filled with spectators.! | Leaving the grounds of the Castle, the processionl {(proceeded to Saint John's Church, where a most ad-1 |jmirable sermon was preached by our very respected and! |esteetned resident clergyman, the Rev. Thomas Stacey,! |M.A. from Proverbs, 30th chap. Sand9 verses: "Givemel Sueither poverty nor riches feed me with food convenient for me: lest I be full, and deny thee. and say, who is the Lord or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain." After divine service the procession again formed and passed in succession, headed by the Glamorgan band, through the principal streets and thoroughfares of the town, attended by vast crowds of spectators, who seemed highly satisfied with the pleasing appearance of the brotherhood." Finally they re- turned to the Market-house, from whence each club proceeded to its respective lodge room to partake of the annual dinner. THE CASTELL CAERDYDD LODGE. This is the oldest lodge in Cardiff, and is held at the Red Cow Inn, Womanby-street. Its meetings are gene- rally numerously attended. The spacious lodge-room was, upon this occasion, very neatly decorated, and re- flected credit upon the host and hostess. Most of the members attended the dinner, which was placed upon the table in a highly satisfactory manner; and the chairs were taken by Mr. H. Phillips and Mr. D. Mathias, P.G. After the cloth was removed, the usual loyal toasts were given and responded to with that fervid loyalty so charac- teristic of the NOBLE ORDER. In the course of the evening addresses were delivered by members on the advantages of Odd Fellowship." The proceedings passed off remarkably well, being interspersed with songs, which were sung in capital style by certain of the members. !J THE LOYAL VISCOUNT LODGE | Comes next in order of date of establishment, we believe. | This lodge is held at the Carpenters'Arms Inn, and| I includes in its members some of the greatestornamentsj of the Order in this district. The chair was taken by Mr.I J. Jenkin, P.P.G.M., and the vice-chair by Mr. Georgef Bevan, P.G. The lodge-room was certainly very neatly^ ornamented, and the entertainment placed before the members would reflect credit upon any establishment. After the cloth had been removed, the proceedings ware similar to those described in our notice of the Castell | Caerdydd Lodge. I THE CAMBRIA'S PRIDE LODGE IHeld at the Sunderland Bridge Inn, next claims notice. The chair was taken by Mr. Paine, surgeon of the Lodge, and the vice-chair by Mr. John VVinstone, whose first-! rate "powers of song" have so often delighted the ears| of those accustomed to meet at convivial entertainments.! The dinner was exceedingly well got up and gave the| greatest satisfaction. The room was ornamented withs evergreens, flowers, &c., and had a very pretty appear-1 ance. The addresses delivered in the course of the day! at this lodge would have been heard with attention inraanyf assemblies of much higher pretensions and the various I rate "powers of song" have so often delighted the ears. of those accustomed to meet at convivial entertainments.! The dinner was exceedingly well got up and gave the| greatest satisfaction. The room was ornamented withs evergreens, flowers, &c., and had a very pretty appear-1 ance. The addresses delivered in the course of the day at this lodge would have been heard with attention inraanyf assemblies of much higher pretensions and the various I songs with which the company were entertained were| abeautifully gi\te i. I S TIIE TEMPLE OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE. I P This charming Lodge is held at the Bunch of Grapes! |jlnn, and has always been, from its establishment, deser-l slvediy popular with the members of the ORDER generally.8 ^jThis favoured position it owes principally to the eminentf f vocal abilities of many of its members, and to the excellent! ^order, intelligence, and regularity invariably observed ill) '1its internal management and arrangement. The chair.| |was taken by Mr. Thomas Williams. D.P.G.M. of the! ^district, and the vice-chair by Mr. J. G. Bird. The| ,|room was handsomely decorated for the occasion, bearing! «fevidence that Mr. and Mrs. David had spared no pains in! ||the "getting up" —in rendering it as attractive as circum-| •^stances would admit of. The dinner was placed upon the! Stable in first-rate style, and comprised many exquisitely-! ^dressed dishes. After the cloth had been removed toasts,^ ^addresses, songs, glees, &c., followed in rapid succession.! 1 THE LOYAL WINDSOR LODGE. | U This Lodge is held at the Bute Arms Inn. The! sfchair was taken by Mr. Docton, and the vice-chairby Mr.I aElliott. The ro >m was very tastefully decorated, and thej ^dinner provided for the members was equal in quality to! ||the dinners provided at the other Lodges of the town,! ^reflecting much credit upon the worthy landlord and'! ^landlady, Mr. aud Mrs. Taylor. The proceedings in the! Ijcourse of the evening were similar to those already! described as having taken place at other Lodges. 1 Having thus briefly glanced at the general proceedings of the day, as well as at the private proceedings in the! 3 various Lodge-rooms, it only remains for us to congratu -| late the brethren upon the success which attended their holiday, and to hope that they may each and all live to enjoy many future anniversaries. fi Such is the love Odd Fellowship inspires, | That nought but death itself can e'er subdue Its glowing warmth, or snap the band that binds | In union sweet, that vast fraternity. » Yes, it is a spark enkindled in the skies | Descending thence, it fires the human breast, I Burning intense, and sprightly sparkling there, t Reflecting hack the image of itself. I Where withering sickness low'rs and death destroys, f Where widows weep, anJ helpless children moan, »j Its philanthropic power is seen is felt,$ And thousands own, with gratitude untold, | The vallle of the boon. 'Tis not conlined | Within the bounds of England's fair doma.in; | It ranges wide—extending wider still, S Traversing deserts drear, and oceans wide— | Cementing man to man, enkindling light | And warmth, and all the joys of social bliss. All hail, ye happy, philanthropic band! | While musing on the mighty power you wield B To sooth the griefs of life's precarious hour, | The spirit glows with sympathetic warmth, f Invokes the choicest blessings on your cause, | And fondly hopes the Order e'er may prove The widow's solace, and the orphan's friend. | DKEADFUL AND DETERMINED SUICIDE. 1 An inquest was held at the Rummer Tavern, Duke-street., in '? this town, on the evening of Monday last, before R. Lewis Reece, J Esq., coroner, and a highly respectable jury, on view of the body J of George Henry Graudiu, master of the schooner Mary, of' Jersey, who. it appears, committed an act of self-destruction by'Jg discharging the contents of a small pocket-pistol through his fS shead, thereby causing instantaneous death. On entering the [room at six o'clock with the jury, to view his remains, we were J ^horror-struck at the dreadful spectacle which presented itself to S iour view. The body, which had not been moved since the un-x [happy man's death, lay upon a bed, under the clothes: the jwas slightly turned from us, and at least two-thirds of the skulla had been blown off, and lay in small fragments about the apart-1| ment. It was really a most sickening sight. The state of the|| bed-clothes and room may be better imagined than The deceased, who was a young man, aged only years, must8 have heavily loaded the pistol with a charge of powder and slugs,S or swan-shot—have held it in his right hand, placing the muzzle immediately under the right ear have discharged it, and thereby f| caused instant death. His features, which were those of a jj handsome young man, were quite calm, and wore rather aj| pleasing expression so that probably he suffered very little jjain.« In this room the coroner swore the jury, and then all returned Jjj to the large room in which they first assembled. The first witness examined was George Dorey, mate of the Is vessel of which the deceased was master. He said •—I knew j| the deceased. We came to this port from Ulverstone, and came ja in on the 26th of July. We left Jersey on the 30th of March, v since which time we have been one voyage to Spain, and several^ coasting voyages. I have been mate five months. The de-1| ,ceassd was a native of Jersey—was a married man, but had nop family. He has been married 12 months to a Miss Preston, who [is also a native of Jersey. He was part owner of the vessel pjut no sailor. I have sailed in the vessel ever since|| ^we left Jersey. The deceased generally spoke but kept every thing to himself, and so I cannot tell what he has j§| been doing since his arrival in Cardiff. He did not sleep in thofj [vessel on the nights of Wednesday and Friday last. lie waslg consigned to the Dowlais Company. He received a letter 1 > yJgf post yesterday from Jersey, and 1 believe it came front his Wifl"! ;Ie only used to receive letters from his wife and the owners, and this letter was not from the owners. I cannot tell whether ~r/ the contents of the letter annoyed him or not. I observed nothing different in his manner after he had read it. He was hard drinker, and generally drank spirits. 1 never saw him drunk that he cou.d not walk, but I have very often seen hiin (tresh. He was not very steady during the fortnight he was here. S' y *0 vessel has riot made much money lately. He was rather M drunk last night, but he could walk very welL Jle left the vc3-W sel a- nineo clock yesterday morning—returned to dinner—went;? ashore again, and walked backwards and forwards for a long s? re'ur^a(* on hoard at night, and drank some spirits. henever there was spirits on board, he always drank some. He used to stop at the Sunderland Bridge and the Bute Arms, it !He left the yessel this morning at si* o'clock, and I did not see J |him since until I saw his lifeless body upstair* just now. He took no breakfast this morning. Mr. Stockdale said he had found in the pockets of deceased 7s. 6d. in silver, a. few halfpence, some powder, and a few slugs. A pocket-pistol [produced] was found firmly grasped in his right hand. H Mr. Davies, ship-broker, said :-1 handed the deceased 20s this morning. I can clearly account for the money he has had since his arrival. It is not beyond the usual r8.n"e that captains spend and pay whilst here. ° ■ A Juror :—I know he has been troubled very much about a freight he engaged to take. He told me that Mr. Dawkin char- tered him to take 115 tons of iron, and that his vessel would only carry 106 tons. The 106 tons are on board; and I believe he was told that they would either compel him to take the remainder or to fiud a vessel to take it. He was in a great state of excitement about it on Friday last, and struck Mr. Dawkin's desk as if he would knock it to pieces. I never saw a man in such a passion. Mr. DaviesHe contracted to do a thing which he was not capable of doing. He was bound to Stettin, in the Baltic. It was Mr. Dawkin chartered him on behalf of the Dowlais Com- pany. It was only nine tons more than he had on board that they required him to take, or to send it to Newport. It might have entailed a loss of about jM on him. He might have been removed from his ship for such a mistake as that of chartering his vessel to carry more than she could carry. The consequences would have been serious, as the owners would look with great suspicion upon a man who would commit such a blunder. The Dowlais Company said-" 1 you'll not take 115 tons you shall not have the cargo." George Dorey I told him a few days Since that the vessel was loaded plenty. He said he knew it, and that he did not want to take more on board. A Juror: —He regretted very much having been induced to charter the vessel for such a burden. When he was in such a passion, Mr. Dawkin told him—" Now. be calm, and I'll come down with you to the Dowlais agent, and see what I can do for you but if you go in such a passion I'll wash my hands of it entirely." Mr. Williams, ironmonger, Duke-stivet, said:—The deceased purchased this pistol in my shop at about 11 o'clock this fore- noon. He bought some powder, caps, and slugs, and paid me for them. I asked him what he was going to do with the pistol: I he said-"To shoot birds off Lundy island." I did not see any thing in his manner that excited my particular notice. He paid me lis. for the whole, and went out of the shop. He wanted balls, and I sent the boy out to try to get some, but he returned without any. He bought half a pound of powder and a pound of slugs. He had been drinking spirits—rum I thought by the Jennet Niven said —I am the landlord's niece. The deceased! ■•ame here this morning, about ten o'clock I believe. He stayed a little time—drank a joey of brandy—and then went out again. In about a quarter of an hour he returned with another man with him—called for writing paper, pon, and ink. The man thing in his manner that excited my particular notice. He paid me lis. for the whole, and went out of the shop. He wanted balls, and I sent the boy out to try to get some, but he returned without any. He bought half a pound of powder and a pound of slugs. He had been drinking spirits—rum I thought by the Jennet Niven said —I am the landlord's niece. The deceased ■•ame here this morning, about ten o'clock I believe. He stayed a little time—drank a joey of brandy—and then went out again. In about a quarter of an hour he returned with another man with him-cótlled, for writing paper, pen, and ink. The man went out soon after. He wrote some letters. About one o'clock he asked me for a bed, saying he was rather unwell. I told him ha could have one as soon as the girl would shake it up. He lid not seem to understand me, and so I told him three or four times the same thing. He seemed as if he did not hear me at last he nodded. He had only drank one joey* of brandv here. He had two joeys in bed by the servant. After he went up-stai s I heartf him walk in the room backwards and forwards for a longtime. In about two hours after he had gone up-stairs I went up-stairs to change my gown. and as I went up the stairs I smelted powder. I asked the girl where could the smell of powder come from, and soon after I found it came from the deceased's room. I asked her to go in and see what was the matter, but she would not. I then went in—pulled the curtains aside-and saw that he had done something to himself. I ran out of the room, and was so much frightened that I screamed repeatedly, and fell over several steps. About ten minutes be- fore I went up to change my dress I heard a noise in the house. which I fancied was a door shutting violently or a chair falling down. The servant was next examined:—She said the deceased called her into the room after he had been there a few minutes, and ordered sixpenny worth of brandy, which witness gave him. Deceased was looking in the looking-glass at the time. In about an hour and a half after he called for 3d. more, which she gave him, and remained in the room while he drank it, diluted with water. He was in bed, but witness observed nothing ex- traordinary in his manner. Witness corroborated Miss Niven's statement regarding the" smell of powder,'1 and said she (wit- ness) was afraid to go into the room because "she was afraid to see something"—or words to that elrect, || The landlord, Mr. James Farish, said that soon after three go'clock this afternoon he was attracted to the room up-stairs by Bthe screams of the two young women. He asked them what was the matter they were too much alarmed to give him an answer that he could understand, but pointed towards the room in which deceased lay. He (the landlord) went in, and found that the poor man had destroyed himself. He was lying on his aback, and had the pistol in his right hand. The landlord took it from him. and found that it had been recently discharged. The deceased was undressed, having only his shirt on.° A asm.til canister of powder—a few caps and slugs, were found Bunder deceased's head. H Mr. Thomas Evans, junr.,surgeon, who had been called in soon after the deceased's death was discovered, entered the room at this stage of the proceedings, and in reply to a juror said that deceased's death must have been instantaneous. H The jury, after a short consultation, returned the following verdict: We find that the deceased destroyed himself whilst labouring under temporary insanity, by shooting himself through | his head." ° I The melancholy affair caused the greatest excitement through S the town. Since the unfortunate man's death many rumours are | current relative to the motives which induced him to commit gthe rash act; but as they seem to be nothing but conjectures or idle ■ gossip, we refrain from even alluding to either of them. We j have, since writing this report, learned that the vessel which deceased commanded came some months ago into this port with 112 tons of iron ore, from Ulverstone, for W. Crawshay, Esq. jS A "joey" is a very small glass containing three pennyworth Hof brandy.




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