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South Wales Turnpike Trusts.




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WESTON -SI:PEU-MA.RE PIER.—We have heretofore had occasion to call the attention of our townsmen to the im- portant fact, that steam communication from this place to Weston-super-mare would open incalculable advan- tages to our town and neighbourhood and in this view we were by no means too sanguine, as we have now the additional pleasure of observing that the contemplated Railway from Poole, in Dorsetshire, direct to the im- proving town of Weston-super-mare (the place of their terminus), and our hourly means ol approach to that fa- voured spot, will place our townsmen, and all who may start from our port, within thirteen hours of Paris the line will be eighty-two miles, running across and fed by every Railway now suggested or made from the East and West parts of the kingdom, passing through the counties of Somerset and Dorset; and when it is remembered that in the neighbourhood of Poole there are no minerals (nearly the whole substratum being composed of chalk), and that in the article of coal there can be no competi- tion with our friends on this side the channel nearer than Radstock, in Somersetshire, we cannot but feel assured that the discernment of our Chamber of Commerce, as first noticed, in encouraging our Weston-super-mare friends, has been by no means misplaced. We repeat, the advan- tages to us, even in passenger traffic, by persons who will be able to proceed from hence by the shortest possible route to the French capital, are beyond calculation. It occurs to us, then, to suggest to all who have the welfare of our town at heart, that they should assist unsparingly in the formation of the contemplated pier and water ap- proach at Weston-super-mare. We are assured that the Railways in Ireland are alive to this undertaking; one Company having taken 110 shares, and we hope to hear the enterprise and zeal of our first and early acquaintance, the men of Weston-super-mare, will meet, as it deserves, the support of all parties. CARDIFF MARKET, OCT. 11.—Beef, 6d. to 7d.; Mutton and Lamb, 6^d. to 7d.; Veal, 6J. to 7d.; Pork, 6d. to 7d. per lb.; Geese, 3s. 6d. to 4s. each Ducks, 3s. 6d. to 4s.; Fowls, 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. per couple; Fresh Butter, Is. Id. to Is. 2d. Sale ditto. Is.; Cheese Gid. to 7d.; Filberts, IOd. per lb. French Nuts, Is. per 100 Common Nuts, 7d. per qr. Eggs, lOd. per doz. Potatoes, red, 7s. 6d. ditto, white, 6s. to 68. 6d. per sack. We are glad to observe by the interference of a gentleman, a great improvement in the arrangements of the stalls in the fish market; and Mr. John, Lee, Fish. monger, has, to his credit, a marble slab, which adds much to the cleanliness and appearance of the fish. CARDIFF SAVINGS BANK. — Saturday, October 11th. Amount received, JE283 3s. 4d. paid, jE60 3s. 4d.; Depositors, 47. CUSTOM HOUSE, CARDIFF, OCT. 14th.—Removed under bond, from London, by William Bird, 10 chests of tea, 798lbs., and duty paid thereon, £87 5s. 8d. BAPTIST CHAPEL, DINAS.—On Thursday evening, the 9th instant, a very interesting lecture on Mental Activity was delivered at this place, by Mr. D. Rhys Stephen, of Newport, Baptist Minister, to a tolerably numerous, but very attentive congregation. The lecturer, with his usual aptness of illustration and eloquence, very lucidly explained and powerfully enforced the importance of his subject. The thanks of the meeting having been unani- mously offered to, and kindly accepted by, Mr. Stephen, the congregation was dismissed, not only delighted, but also deeply impressed with the necessity of cultivating an active mind. NANTGABW.—On Wednesday, the 8th inst., the new School- room at Nantgarw was opened under the Bishop's licence, for the performance of Divine Worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland. The room, a commodious and well built one, Wal, at eleven o.clock in the morning of the said day, crowded even to the door, when the licence was read by the Rev, W. Leigh, vicar of the parish after which he proceeded with the solemn service of the day in English; that being ended, a very appropriate sermon was delivered in a highly energetic and impressive manner, in the same language, by the Rev, Edmund Leigh, curate of Ponty- pool, from Joshua the 24th chapter and 15th verse,—" And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods that your father, served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Another most eloquent sermon which seemed to electrify the whole audience, was delivered by the Rev. Wm, Jones, incumbent of Bedwellty, in Welsh, from the 2nd Corinthians, chap. 4, and the 18th verse—"But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory. even as by the Spirit of the Lord." The matter, the language, and the oratory of the preacher were beyond description. In the after- noon the service was read, for the most part, in a very emphatic manner, in Welsh, by the Rev. W, J. Thomas, Vicar of Pen- tyrch; when most admirable sermens were delivered, in English and Welsh, by the Rev. W. C. Bowen, Curate of Coychurch, and the Rev. M. R. Morgan, Incumbent of St. John's, Swansea, from Psalms 130, 4 v., and Eph. I, 22 v.; and the effect was such that scarcely a dry eye could be observed amongst the crowded congregation. May it be lasting [We understand that there is no school, in connection with the Established Church, (save a Sunday School, which is in a flourishiag state, under the superintendence of the Rev. D. Williams, at Glyntaff Church), in the very extensive parish of Eglwysilan containing a population of about 5000 souls. On contemplation of this great moral destitution, the above sehool-room has been erected chiefly through the exertions of the Vicar of the parish and Mr. H. T. Williams, of Dyffrinffrwd, by public subscription, and grants from the Privy Council and the National Education 80ciety still we are sorry to understand that there is a deli- ciency in the fund of £ 50, before all can be completed, such as the boundary walls, gates, dikes, 8cc. &c. We hope, therefore, that some other Christian friends will aid this labour of love.— [ED. C. & M. G,]

Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions.

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