BIRTHS. MARRIAGES. AND DEALMS. Communications under this head must be authenti- caj-ed l)y the name and address of the sender, otherwise no notice will be taken of them in the columns of the GUARDIAN. BIRTHS. T FHHE!i]TE'rSeptV14' at Paris, the wife of Llewellyn Edmund Traherne, Esq., (late of 60th Royal Rifles), son of Arorf 7r £ or&c ivVuerue of St. Hilary, of a son. -J A. ,\7 .?*'• 10* Abbots Woods, Gloucestershire. ODTDD o JV1U Crawshajr, Esq., of A daughter. LKJbB.—Sept:. 7, at Edward's-row, Neath, the wife of Mr. hidward Cribb, sculptor, of a daughter. Sept. 10, at Tyr-v-Cymla, near Neath, the wife of J^vansj fcsq-i of Eaglesbush, near Neath, of a sou. FOR ESI EH.—Sept. 4, at Richmond Villas, Swansea, the wife of W. H. Forester, Esq, of a daughter. LEVICIf.Sept. 11, at Blaina, Monmouthshire, the wife of W. Levick, jun., Esq., of a son. at Clifton-terrace, Maindee, Newport. Mrs. Fred. T. Boshier, of a son. MARRIAGES. 12, Resolven Church by the Rev. David Griffiths, vicar, Mr. David Phillinn tn DAVIES-ELIAS'mssof.N.a"tyfej!jad, in the above parish. DAVIEs ELI AS, Sept. 13, at Blaengwrach Church hv the same clergyman, Mr. Thomas Davies, to Miss Anne Elias, both of the parish of Glyncorrwsr LONDESBOROUGH SOMERSET. Sept. 10, at St. George's, Hanover-square, by the Rev. Orlando Weld Forester, Lord Londesborough, to Lady Edith Somerset. younsrest daughter of Emily, Duchess of Beaufort. GRIFFITHS-TROY TE.-Sept. 8, at Huntsham, Devon, by the Rev. P. L. I). Ackland, assisted by the Rev. R. Dunn, George Griffiths, Esq., eldest sou of the Rev. J. Griffiths, vicar of Llangunnor, Carmarthenshire, to Harriet, daughter of the late Arthur li. Dyke Troyte, Esq., and grand- daughter of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bart. DEATHS. TOWNSHEND.—Sept. 10, at Raynham Hall, Norfolk, Marquis Townshend, aged 65. BOND —Sep. 13, at Paradise Plaoe, Cardiff, after a long and painful illness, the beloved wife of Mr. James Bond aged 38 years. ° WYLiX—Sept. 18, at Cardiff, aged 2:1 years, Annie, the r< J°hn Wyld of Bishop Auckland. HARRIS.—Sept. 10, Elisabeth Sewell, wife of Captain John Harris, of Cardiff, and granddaughter of the late Mr. Jas. Walters, t^Hsterand brewer of this town. DAVIES.-Sept, 15, at Caerphilly, of brain fever, Miss Sarah llavies, eldest daughter of Mr. Joseph Davies, bookseller asred 16 years. 1 SMITH.—Sept. 10, at his residence, Upland House, Bathwick Hill, Bath, Henry Bridges Smith, Esq., aged 75 a* aldorman and magistrate of that city. LAN E.-Sept. 10, suddenly, at his residenee, in Castle-street Hereford, Theophilus Lane. Esq., solicitor, registrar of the Deanery, and district registrar of Her Majeety's Court of Probate, and for many years Chapter Clerk of the Hereford Cathedral. GODFREY.—Sept. 6, at Grosvenor Place, Bath, Mrs. Godfrey aged 72. 1 ROGERS. —Sept. 6, at j3;vutswell3 Newport, Mr. Samuel Baldwin Rogers, aged 85 years. 0 REILLY. —Sept. 7, at V ictoria Crescent, Baneswell, New- port, Cnnstopher O Reilly, Esq., surgeon, aged 66 years- U. 1. P. SPEKH. Sept. 3, at the Vicarage, Skenfrith, of consumption, Georgina Isabella Sophia Brampford, infant daughter of the Rev. W. Speke. JENKINSo-Sept. 7, in Flannel-street, Abergavenny, after many years affliction, Miss Rebecca Jenkins, aped 60 years. WILLIAMS.-Sept. 8, at Usk, Mr. James Williams, grocer, &c., aged 53. PKT11IE.—Sept. 13, at Pontardawe, Swansea, aged 31, Jane, wife of Mr. Henry Petrie, engineer on the Swansea Valley Railway.
A STRANGE DEATH.—A man named Thomas Allcock, 67 years of age, who lived in a cellar in Bankstreet, Manchester, and latterly received parish relief, was found by his sister dead in his bed a few days since with five or six circular marks on his forehead, as if the flesh had been pinched or cut out. At first it was thought a murder had been committed, but there was little to support the suspicion, as the furniture and what little money the man had were untouched, nor was there any blood about, except the little that had come from the wounds in the head and as he was subject to fits .it has been sugges- ted that he died while being so attacked, and that the peculiar wounds on th3 forehead may have been by rats, with which the place is infested,
CORRESPONDENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GUARDIAN. SIR,-Being accidentally in Saint John's Church thi< afternoon I observed a stranger enter, whom I found to be an Irishman,—apparently a superior kind of workman. He entered the sacred edifice with his hat on, and with his pipe of tobacco just taken froin his mouth,—the fumes from which were most disagreeable. He was told that he might see the Church, and he was requested to take his hat off. He did so and then said,—" This was a Catholic Chapel once, The doors on each side of the belfry were shut up by the last Catholic priest who officiated here and they will never be reopened till the Catholics come back again," I told him he was mistaken,-that this had always been and now was, the Catholic CHURCH. Ah (he said) it never was, then, a Roman Catholic Church, but a chapel. We have the true Church. Our Bible is in Latin. Your Bible is in English, and there is all the mischief,—there is the root of all the various religions which you have. We have only one religion." I told him that our religion was founded upon the Bible, which we fearlessly threw open to all in a language which they could understand, so that every man might judge for himse f as he would have to answer for himself. We (he said) believe what the Catholic Church tells ps to believe, You have only Martin Luther's translation pf the Rible. He was a good Catholic once but being made to behave like Jesus Christ and His ApostIEW, he left us and gave you the Bible in English. Ours is the true Church. Jesus Christ had twelve apostles. We have twelve Cardinals who are their successors, and are un- married as the Apostles were." I required whether one, or more, of the Apostles were yet married ? Oh yes (he said) before they bepame Apostles. But when they joined tire Church they left their wives." Well, my friend (I replied) it would be much better for priests to marry than to be guilty of the conduct imputed to them, from time to time, in English and Continental journals. Very little more followed. If this letter written currente cal nno, is of any public interest at this juncture, you are welcome to it, The stat-ements made by our visitor give confirmation to a report which I have often heard,—that the Irish papists of this town believe that there were two doors in the tower of Saint John's (north and south), which were closed at the Reformation, and will not be re-opened till the re-establishment of Popery, Very faithfully your<j, AN ENGLISH CATHOLIC. l?th September, 18G3. -♦ TO THE CARDIFF AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN. Ty Tubal Cain, Uth Sept., 1863. MADAM,—The "Times" are hard and the Telegraph" wiry. but I invoke your aid as our natural advocate and protector, for you were born in the Abet dare valley, and were the Guardian" alone of Merthyr long before Cardiff contributed to ycur poetry, or was edified by your prose. The Llandaff Choral circular, just issued, displays a very careful prevision to save the time and money of those choristers who happen to reside along the South Wales, Newport and Hereford, and Rhymny railways? but it is altogether silent as to us whose voices ascend from the Taff and the Cynon, the Abana and the Pbarpar of our county. What is the cause of this sad omission! It is certainly not, as impertinent persons might sug- gest, because most of the choirs, and two of the secre- taries, are found upon these lines for the Rhymny Rail- way taps only two springs of harmony—Rhymny Works and Gelligaer,-nor does any secretary abide in that (vocall ) sterile region. Nor, I am very sure, can the omission be laid to the door of the Taff Railway. The amenity of Mr. Bushell, and th., if less soft, yet ever ready kindness of Mr. Fisher, the Jacob and Esau of their wealthy parent, are well known to us all, and the claims of the choirs to liberal treatment would never have heen refused by thetp. Is it that the secretaries are of opinion that we enjoy too many advantages already, and ought, therefore, if the Lord bishop will permit the phrase, to be handicapped for th, choral race 1 Do they hold, with the too partial bards at our last Eisteddfod, that thp people of Dowlais, Aberdare, and Merthyr, enjoy a more salubrious climate, a more advanced civilization than the Vale; that their Chorepiscopi are more purely Christian (that is Welsh), their voices in better tune and tone, and that they are at least as well able to take care of themselves as are their neighbours in the South, and that for these reasons they are to be neglected 1 Or can it be that we are looked upon as mere specks in the Black Sea of Dissent; spires, graceful indeed, but lost amidst the slated roofs of Non- conformity, and, therefore, to be abandoned to our f?,te as little better than stray sheep in tlip wilderness 1 Or is it that the work imposed upon the four secretaries -that most valuable quartetto in the whole harmonic arrangement—has rendered them oblivious ? This can scarcely be since, heavy as the work doubtless is, there I are two-thirds of one to each patron, and one-th^eenth to each choir,—by no meang a S^rt ailowanoe of secre- tary, eyen for a day when we are to be upon full rations. Or is it, finally, from an opposite caused Can the ar- rangements, like the broth of the proverb, have suffered from a plenitude of cooks—though, by the way, the sepre. tariat contains, nominally, but one! But, whatever the explanation, the fact is painfully plain, ..nu, fcr ail that appears to the contrary, we shall have to'pay the full fares of 8s. and 7s. 8d., or 6s. and 5s. 10d. before we can participate in the welcomes of Dubritius and Teilo. If this be really so, how can Mr. Bliss expect that general satisfaction of which his name is typical. While the Vale is singing a Jubilate," the Hills will be mur muring a de Profundis." The tenor of our thoughts will necessarily affect the tenour of our voices. Our ab- sent cash will depreoiate our present notes, and even the eloquent tongue and fine enunciation of the Dean, and the imposing group of Archdeacons, Precentor, and Canons, will scarcely render us forgetful of the Chapter of oyr woes, I hope this remonstrance dqes not oome too late, and that at least one of the eight secretarial eyes will see it. There will still be tempus panitentia, if it be well used. Think how well it will be, if, on presenting ourselves at our several station?, we find our pockets heavier and our hearts lighter than we expected. VVg shall then enter the Cathedral with cheerful voices and in good humour, even with the crowds that some of us are doomed to squeeze through at the door. I remain, Sir, your obedient servant, VOX ET PRETEREA CHUMENA. f — MISS WATTS' CONCERT. TO TUB EDITOR OB THB GPABDIAtT. SIR,—I beg leave to offer one or two remarks on the oriti- cism on Miss Watts's performances, appearing in your paper of last week. If she showed any sign of being overtasked," it was dqubtless \Q consequence of the great fatig ie she under- went at the Eistttddfod" the week before, aad not because the music allotted was beyond her powers. She sung the first music with the greatest gest, and never has any but of the correct and classical school to study. I gather from my experience of her as a pupil, that she has a very fine fortune before her, aud am sure your critic would have been very much impressed by her singing, if he had heard her on Monday night under favourable circumstances. Yours truly, JOHN B, WILKES,
FOREIGN AND COLONIAL MAILS. Davs of Departure from Cardiff, and hours of closing the Letter Box at the Head Post-office, in Church-street, of the principal COLONIAL and FOREIGX MAILS (not of daily despatch), during the ensuing week :— 19th, Saturday, 9.25 morning.—To India (Calcutta line), China, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius, Malta, Gibraltar, &c.. via Southampton to America (Boston line), and Newfoundland, by British packet, via Cork. 22nd, Tuesday, 9.25 morning.—To Malta, by French Packet. 22nd, Tuesday, 7.50 evening.—To America (New York), hy United States Packet; to Malta (Supplementary Mail), by French Packet. 23rd, Wednesday, 9.25 morning —To West Coast of Africa. 23ru, Wednesday, 7.50 Evening.—To Brazil, Monte Video, Buenos Ayres, Cape de Verds, and Senegal, by French P<lCK6t> 24th, i Thursday, 9.25 morning.—To Canada and United States, by Canadian packet, via Londonderry; to Constan- tinople, by French packet. 24th, Thursday, 7.50 evening.—To Constantinople (Supple- mentary Mail), by French Packet. 26th, Saturday, 9.25 morning.—To India (Calcutta line), China, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Mauritius Malta Gibraltar, &c., via Southampton; to India (Bombay line)' Malta, Gibraltar, &c., via Southampton to America (New York), aud Bahamas, by British packet, via Cork. MAILS DUE IN CARDIFF DURING THE ENSUING WEEK. 19th, Saturday.—From Canada, by Canadian packet; from China, India (Calcutta line), Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Alexandria, Malta, Gibraltar, &c., via Southampton. 20th, Sunday.- From Constantinople and Malta, by French packet. 21st, Monday.-From India (Bombay lint), Alexandria Malta, &c., via Marseilles. 23rd, Wednesday.-From Brazil, Monte Video. Bueuos A«tee. Cape de Verds, and Senegal, by French packet. 25th, Friday.—Front America (New York) and Bahama? via Cork. 26th, Saturday.—From Canada, by Canadian packet; from India (Bombay line), Alexandria, Malta, Gibraltar, &c., via Southampton. F. C. WEBBER, Post-office, Cardiff, 17th Sept., 1863. Postmaster.
THE CARDIFF VOLUNTEERS. 1ST GLAMORGAN LIGHT HORSE VOLUNTEERS. Mounted Drill at Roath Court every Wednesday, at Six o'clock p.m. Undress uniform, with swords. ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS OFFICBR8 FOR DUTY. Captain.„ Captain Alexander. Orderly Officer Lieut. H. Bowen. Sergeant J. JOI,NS> „ trumpeter W. Laughton. Surgeou Brigade-Surg. J. Reecc. The ordeis for 24th inst. will appear in Brigade Order Book, which will be sent round for officers' information. Any member of the Brigade wishing to attend the Review at Caerau, on the 24th inst., will giye in their names to the Sergeants-Major of Batteries, The Carbine Competition will be carried on at the same place on bftturdav, the 19th inst., at 3 p.m. Four guns taken out to Caerau for field-day on the 24,th inst By order, W. C. LApGHTox, Capt. & Adjut. THE IGTH (BUTE) GLAMORGAN RIFLES, Recruit Drill every evening at 7 p.m. General muster of the corps every Wednesday evening, at 71 P-ni. °> On Wednesday, Oct. 7th next, the usual "lonthlv muster of the corps. All the members are requested to ATTEND TI,„ roll willbe.calledat 8 p.m. precisely' FuS urn W The Autumn Meeting of the Taff Battalion will take at Carau on September 24th, 1863. A full attendance of the corps is earnestly requested, Ijy order, J. Box STOCKDALE, Lieutenant. Head Quarters, Sept. 17th, 1863. TAFF BATTALION. The following document has been issued — Head Quarters, Dowlais, 14 Sept., 1863. Order of the day for the 24th of September, 1863 The Engineers, 2nd, and 12th Corps, will leave Merthvr by a Taff Vale special train, at 10 a.m. The 14th Corps will leave Aberdare at 10, and tho 8th Corps, Mountain Ash, at 1Q. 10 by the same train which will stop at Newbridge at 10.30 for the 19th Corps These six Corps, on leaving the train, will *i._ VLI. 'V drill ground, under the command of the Lt.-Colonei ?°rPs wil1 march by Llandaff and Ely, and reach the drill ground at 12.15. The 10th and 16th Corps will march from Cardiff by the Cowbridge road, so as to reach the drill ground, four miles, at the same hour. The drill ground is the six acres arass field, close East Village. 0 The Battalion will there be equalized and formed in line the Cavalry and Artillery on the right. The Lord Lieutenant will receive the aalute at One o'clock the Battalio^driU^k occupied for two hours in • A/ter ? Paus& for refreshment, the troops will be exer- dsed in the attack and defence of Caerau camp. At the conclusion of the day the Corps that arrived by rail will so return. The remaining troops will march back to their several parades. Each man will come provided with 15 rounds of blank cartridge. Every commanding officer will be responsible for the railway fares of his men. These will be one shilling for the day. (Signed) S. B. GORDON, Adjutant.
OS" RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES OF CHURCHMEN. LAST week we published a Circular issued by the Church Institution, on "The Duty of Churchmen, which document, we trust, our readers have perused with that attention its importance merits. Churchmen, at all events, whatever may be their commissions in other respects, have not been, and are not disposed to be, aggressive. Whilst DIssent has pertinaciously assaulted the outwards of the Church, her members have almost hitherto looked on quiescently, scarcely even deigning to act on the defensive. A powerful dissenting organization had been created, bearing a title sufficiently character- istic of its malignity; and every exertion that readily subscribed funds, active emissaries, syste- matic arrangement, and no small share of craftiness, could put forth have not been wanting to overthrow the sacred relationship, and dissever the connection, between the Church and State. With a large pro- portion of dissenters this nefarious object is regarded as a holy one—not so much for the sake of sunder- ing what God hath joined together," as of witness- ing the complete downfall of the Church itself. To attain this object of its ambition the "British Anti-State Church Association" has thought proper to assume a milder appellation, in conformity with the refinement of the age; but the same leaven dwells in the new body—"The Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Patronage and Control." Its aims are the same its hostility is the same. It is, in fact, the more to be dreaded, as the wolf put on the disguise of the lamb. This organization is not only religious, but political; and doubtless savours more of the latter than the former. It aids the election of Liberal" Members of Parliament who are antagonistic to the Church, and who, consequently, would be expected to vote in opposition to her interests. Unto some narrow- minded, puritanical, and bigotted constituencies, this one principle would be regarded as a perfect political creed; and almost, if not entirely, atone for the want of a religious one. In the face of this stubborn, pertinacious, and long-continued opposition, until lately little exer- tion has been put forth by Churchmen-not perhaps so moeh out of supineness, as from reliance on the promise of the Head of the Church, that "the gates of hell should not prevail against it." But, if it be the duty of Churchmen to extend the Saviour's King- dom on earth, and send Missionaries to the Heathen who dwell in benighted parts of the world, it is no less incumbent that they should battle for the right, and defend the preciousinheritance entrusted to them. We hail, therefore, the efforts of the Church In- stitution,"—which, although founded as late as 1859, has been doing a brave and valiant work,—together with the Association of Churchwardensand sincerely trust that they will not relax their energies <or lessen their exertions in front of so determined sad hostile a foe. They have not only kept the enemy at bay, but have victoriously defeated his wily attacks on several occasions, through the force brought to bear upon the Legislature. The Central and Provincial Church Defence Associations are now quite alive to the imperativeness and sacredness of the obligations that devolve upon them as members of Christ's Church. Through their exertions it is to be hoped that all genuine Churchmen will be led to fed the necessity of active combination and zea- lous effort, in order to oppose the well-planned schemes tX those who would rejoice over the grave of our National Church. To Churchmen, therefore, we would earnestly recommend the adoption of the sapient suggestions contained in the address issued iby the Church Institution." A National Church we regard as a national bless- ing. Its connection with the State ennobles and benefits both—giving to each an authority and position it would not otherwise possess. The State decrees laws. The Church inculcates those laws with the force of her solemn authority whilst the Church reacts upon the State, christianizing and dignifying ifc. Dissenters, who have no church, cannot feel the loss of that they never possessed. But with Churchmen it is different. Every sectarian conventicle—every little Bethel or Bethesda—may, by those assembling therein, be considered as all that is necessary to the development of the Christian life—four walls, a pulpit, and a preacher! Dissenters would over- throw cathedrals, as well as everything connected with the Church—her ritual and her worship—her resources and her authority. They have rejected what Churchmen deem most sacred and hold so dear. They have abolished the sacraments— denied the efficacy of baptism—contemned, if pot leviled, Christian rites—and have even set aside the Lord's Prayer! Is it any wonder that they should hate the Church ? Under such circumstances the responsibilities and duties of Churchmen become the more apparent and incumbent. "A DANIEL COME TO JUDGMENT." MB. BILLUPS has been mixing himself up with the late disreputabJe discussions held in the Music Hall. We are informed that he exhibited displeasure at the remarks we made in our previous issue, and, like a great big angry boy huffed by some trivial occurrence, has been venting his rage in naughty words. 'Tis a pitiable sight to see a frog swell out into an elephant; then indulge in elephantine movements, quite forgetful that in reality htf is but a frog. Mr. Billups may be a very important indi- vidual for aught we know to the contrary. He may be very dignified, too. But it neither imports with dignity nor importance to call nasty names, for anyone can play at that ungentlemanly game should h. feel so disposed. But we opine that the use of insulting epithets is the style of argument adopted by his protege', Mr. Murphy, who has been render- ing himself ridiculous, and bringing reproach on religion, by his frothy discussions. Such a mode of reasoning is a capital cloak for ignorance, and goes a good way for argument with the mob. Mr. Billups has taken our name in vain at those un- seemly discussions—and that we consider insult enough—and has wound up his abuse by designat- ing us ss Puseyite." But Mr. Billups must know that there are "John Brownites," as well as Puseyites." One is a scholar, a professor, and a clergyman who has, after all, invented no new doetrine. The other was an illiterate shoemaker, who did not stick to his last," but worked out a wild theory of church doctrine and church govern- sent for himself and his disciples. Now, who is the most respectable and most trustworthy teacher ? If we-^which we do not—pin our faith to the sleeve of Dr. Pueey on matters of church discipline, others, and we believe Mr. Billups himself, follow blindly the theological fantasies of John Brown! Should Mr. Ð. say with a Dissenter of old, that the Lord has no need of human learning; we can but retort with the venerable Bishop and observe: Then, assuredly, the Lord has still less need of human ignorance!"
CARDIFF AtfD NEIGHBOGBEOOD. LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL SERVICES. Sept. 20.—Sixteenth Sunday after Triflity. Morning Service at 11 o'clock. Le88onl-Fjr&t, 2nd cli. Ezekiel; Second, 21st ch. Matt.. recite: Harel. Daily Psalms; Crotch. Deumsiytn Tone. Hymn, 214. oil i Afternoon Service at 3i o'Clock. Lessons—First, 13th 5th ch. L Corinthians. Daily lsalms; Travers. Magnificat; Cooke, Nunc Dimittis Crotch. Anthem—" God is gone upGibbons. Hymn; 174. and 224. ) Litany and Sermon at 7 o'Clock in the Evening. Hymns 185,187, and 10. THE JURY LISTS. The jury lists are now exhibited on the doors of churches, and persons who claim exemption from serving should at onee apply to the overseers or they will be liable to be summoned for another year. I We are informed that the Cardiff Choral Societies Concert" Judas Maccabeus," for the benefit of the In- j firmary, will take place the third week in October. WELSH GOLD. A remarkable discovery of this precious metal has lately been made in the quiet little town of Ruthin, in the Vale of Clwyd. Lord and Lady Londesborough have returned to town from Doddington Park, Chippenham, en route for Scotland. We have heard that the extensive Plymouth Works are about to pass into the hands of Messrs. Fothergill and Hankey. Dr. Osborn, president of the Wesleyan Conference, will preach at Wesley Chapel, Charles St., Sunday morning. The marriage of Mr. Crawshay Bailey, only son of Mr. Chawahay Bailey, M.P., with the only daughter of the Count and Countess Metaxa, will take place on the 29th ioat. at Cheltenham. The event will be celebrated with great rejoicings on Mr, Crawshay Bailey's estates of Nant- y-Glo and Aberaman Park. THE CREW or THE C ONFEDERATE STEAMSHIP FLORIDA. —On Saturday the Pacquet de Brest arrived at CArditt with about 80 seamen belonging to the steamship llorida. They appeared to be exceedingly fine men. and somoot them hold prize bonds for enormous amounts. they afterwards left for Liverpool, where, it is reported, a steamer awaits their arrival.. BRISTOL CHANNEL MissioN.-An appeal has just been issued by the Rev. R. B. Boyer. for funds to provide a suitable vessel for the mission, the one at present in use being only suited to calm weather. A friend of the mis- sion has sold a vessel at a nominal price, but the altera- tions and fitting-up to make her suitable to the work, together with the original cost, will be about £400, of which nearly £200 have been promised. Among the sub. seribers towards the purchase and fitting-up of the new vessel are the following: Marquis of Bute, Cardiff Castle, £50; Lord Dynevor, £20 Major-General Stuart, trustee to the Marquis of Bute, i5; Mr. John Boyle, trustee of the Marquis, JE5; Mr. H. Cunningham, R.N., Gosport. £25; M r. N. E. Vaughan, Neath, £10; the Rev. C. F. Norman, the Rectory, Portishead, Somerset, £10; Mr. J. Bird, Cardiff, £10; Messrs. Webb, Green, and Co., Bristol, £ 10 10s. Colonel Tynte, £5; Alderman Webb, Briato),ft; Mr. H. A. Bruce, M.P., £5 Captain Egerton, R.N., Bristol, JL5, Mr. Edward Hill, £5; Mr. C. W. David, Cardiff, £5; Mr. Robert Duncan, Cardiff, £5; per Mrs. Wightman. £3 3s,; Captain Johnson, R N., Cardiff, £2 2s.; Mr. John M'Connochie, Cardiff, £2 211.; Mr. J. Watson, Cardiff, £2; the Rev. R. B. Bo\er, Cardiff, f2 the Rev. J. H. Stephenson, £2 2s. THE COLLIERS OR SoUTH WALES AND THEIR EMPLOY- ERS.—The recent advance of wages to some of the coal- getters of Staffordshire has. as might be naturally expec- ted, induced tbe colliers of other districts to make an application for an increase in their wages. Several meet- ings have been held by the South Wales colliers, and committees have been formed with the view of waiting upon the masters to ask for an advance. It is rather doubtful whether the coal-masters will accede to the appli- cation, as there has beep no advance in the price of coal, and the unusually keen competition which exists renders it improbable that quotations will advance, at least for some time to come. There is no doubt that the demand has considerably improved within the last two months, but there has been no corresponding improvement in prices, owing to the fact that the collieries already opened are more than sufficient to meet the increased demand. At the meetings of the colliers referred to a turn-out was generally deprecated, and it is believed that whatever may be tbe result of the application for an advance the men will not resort to a strike. A RELIGIOUS IMPOSTOR.—At the Police-court, Bradford- on-Avon, a man named William Mills was brought up on a charge of embezzlement. Mills had gone to Bearfield, in Wiltshire, and had officiated on one or two occasions at a Baptist Chapel there. The chapel being in diffi- culties, he came to Wales representing himself as the Baptist minister of the congregation. In June last he preached in Cardiff, and later still at Swansea, in both places obtaining large sums of money for the ostensible support of the Baptist Chapel at Bearfield. It is supposed that he has received upwards of a £ 100, but has only accounted to the chapel officials for i9. He was com- mitted for trial on the charge of embezzlement, but a more serious charge is likely to be preferred against him. GEORGE DAWSON.—On Monday and Tuesday evening next, this celebrated lecturer will deliver two lectures in the Assembly room of the Town Hall, for the benefit of the Infirmary. Among the numerous body of lecturers who occasionally pay a visit to our provincial towns there is not another about whom so much difference of opinion exists as Mr. Dawson. One section of the people, em- bracing much intelligence, earnestness, and youthfulness of age, look upon him as a model lecturer, and hail his appearance with manifest delights whilst another section, equally intelligent but more conservative in their ten- dency. are strongly opposed to him, and believe that the opinion he enunciates are inimical to the well-being of society. The conventional listeners, men and women not tied down to parrot like routine and stereotyped cus- tom have no difficulty for assigning reasons for the friend- ship or foeship which Mr. Dawson, as a lecturer, has generated. He is not an ordinary lecturer, for he aims at combining the characteristics of a Christian reformer, a religious teacher, and a popular lecturer. He faels his vocation, and he strives for the union of philosophy with the highest principles of Christianity—at elevating the lecture-room to Ii- temple, and the lecturer to a priest. He labours to impress upon the whole people the impor- tance of self-reliance, to depend little upon what Govern- ment can do for them, but what they .Gl,I.n do for them. selves by sobriety, industry, and religion. The 'ices and prejudices of the people are never winked at by him. He denounces loudly the mock respectability and mammon worship of the present day, and labours o lift his fellow- beings from idleness and lethargy. The subjects selected are not those in which the peculiar forte of Mr. G. Daw. son lies, which is more fully developed in such lectures as 111 used Men," and "The Tendencies of the Age." CABDIFT ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS. On Saturday last a detachment from each of the four batteries attended at the East Moors, for the purpose of competing for three prizes offered by the officers and others. The day was gloomy. and only a few persons were attracted on the ground to witness the competition. The first prize competed for was an Enfield rifle and £ 9. The ranges chosen wer.e 1,iOO, 1,700, and 2,000 yards. Four rounds at each. The whole of the firing was exceedingly good, the only fault visible WAS thfrfc even at the 2,000 yards, too much eleva- tion was sometimes given, which carried the balls beyond the target. There were few" wide" balls. Some few civilians on the Moors amused themselves with firing at the targets intended for carbine practice, much to the an. noyance of persons walking about tbe Moojrs. who were not altogether safe at a. tolerable wide distance frow the target. The carbine prize shooting will take place to," morrow, when the results will be made known after the review at Caerau, in the official announcement for the month. 1 PBESEN^LTION OF A POBTRARR TO A CLERGYMAN.—Last week the Welsh congregation of St Pavid's Church, Carmarthen, presented the Rev. John Roberts, the curate of the above church, and late of Cwmafon, in this coiiijty^ with his portrait. The presentation took place in the National Schoolroom. The Rev. Chancellor Williams, occupied the chair. This is tbe fourth testimonial pre- sented to Mr. Roberts within the last fifteen years. ABEEAVON CHASTER.—The validity of this charter will be fried in London next Michaelmas term, the Solicitor Geneial (&r Ronndell Palmer) having sanctioned the right to content its validity. If the charter is set aside, the ratepayers of the borough cannot legally be called upon to pay any rates to defray the heavy costs incurred in obtaining the charter, nei- ther any of the costs incurred in the recent chancery proceed- ings, to recover the property vested jn the old corporation from time immemovial. DEATH OF THE MAKQUIS TOWNSHEND.—We regret to
announce tbe death of the Marquis Townshend, which occurred at Raynham Haft, Norfolk, on Thursday, 10th instant. Some years since Jus lordship suffered from a paralytic attack, and his death, which happened suddenly, was caused by a renewal of the attack. The deceased was son of the late Lord John Townshend, and married, in 1825, the eldest daughter of the late Lord George Stuart, a son of the first Marquis of Bute. His loru. ship, after leaving Eton, where be was educated, entered the Naval College at Portsmouth, and became a captain, R N. in 1834 naval aide de camp to the Queen in 1854; and rear admiral in 1856. He represented Tamworth from December, 1847, to January, 1856, when, upon the death of his cousin, he succeeded to the marquisate. The marquis was high at. ward of the borough of Hertford. On the news of his death reaching Hertford, the Union Jack was raised half-mast high on the Town Hall, The deceased nobleman is succeeded in his title and estates by his son, John Villiers Stuart, Viscount Raynham, born in 1831, who has represented Tamworth since 1856. The Marchioness of Townshend is sister of the late Lord Dudley Stuart.
FUKEBAII OF THB LATB EARJ, BEAUCHAMP—GREAT MALVERN.—On Wednesday the remains of the late Earl Beauchamp were interred in the family mausoleum of the Lygon family at Madresfield Church, near this town, amidst the unfeigned sorrow of a large concourse of spectators, the late earl having been universally beloved in the county of Worcester. At Malvern and at the capital city of Worcester the tradesmen closed their shatters during the morning, and muffled peals were rang on the church bells in hotli places. The body, after lying in state, was removed this morning to it last resting'pl&ce. The coffin was covered with crimson velvet, and on a shield was the following inscription "The Right Hon. Henry Beauchamp Lygoi), Earl Beauchamp, Vis- count Elmley, and Barou Beauchamp of powyke» colonel of the 2nd Regiment of her Majesty's Life Guards, BQ'-H Jan- nary 6th, 1785. Died September 8th, 1862, aged 78," The funeral service was read by the Rev. G. S. Munn, rector of Madresfjeld, assisted by the Rev. R. R. Hill, curate. The mourners wer«e Viscount Elmley, E.P. (now Earl Beauchamp) Hon. F. Lygon, M.P(> the Earl of St. Germans, Lord Raglan, the Earl of Longford, the Ijarl of Coventry, Hon. Gerald Ponsonby, Hon. T.A. Pakenham, H^n. W- Q. C. Eliot, G. E. Martin, Esq., ana W. Hesketh, Esq. The pall beaters were J gtalterd, J. Cresswell, E. Herbert, J. Heath, B. Cooper, J. Hill* J, P- Only, and — Williams, Esqrs., and among his lordship's personal friends who followed him to the grave were the Right Hon. Sir J, S. Pakington, Bart., M.P., Hon. Mr. Coventry, Hon. W. Coventry, Sir E. A. H. Lechmere, I Bart., F. W. Knight, Esq., M.P., and J. S. Pakington, Esq. Nearly every tenant of his lordship attended the funeral.
CANTON. The collection at Canton Church last Sunday, the 20th inst., for the benefit of the Infirmary, after a sermon preached by the Rev. Vincent Saulez, amounted to 92 4s. 3id., including money found in the box after the evening service. We have much pleasure in stating that the Lord Bishop of the Diocese has presented the Rev. Vincent Saulez with the incumbency of this parish. Mr. Saulez has been acting as curate of the parish for some months past in conse. quence of the continued illness of the late lamented incum- bent, the Rev. E. Fice. and by his pleasing manners, affec- tionate disposition and friendly intercourse with his pa- rishioners, has endeared himself to all those with whom he has come in contact. We congratulate our Canton friends on their good fortune. CONCERT AT ST. FAGANS. On Wednesday last the pretty and romantic village of St. Fagans was arroused out of its usual quiet by the arrival of a large number of ladies and gentlemen from the surrounding parishes, to be present at a morning concert to celebrate the opening of the new Assembly-room attached to the Plymouth Arms Hotel, at that place. The room, which is capable of accommodating 170 persons, was quite full, and was elegantly decorated with large bouquets of flowers, flags, &c., the front of the stage being bordered with a choice selection of hot-house plants in pots. One de. vice was well conceived and deserved more attention in the execution, it consisted of a largo bouquet of flowers, from which sprang clamatis in the form of the Prince of Wales's plume of feathers. The room is well ventilated by nine gratings in the roof; but the ceiling is rather low, it was altogether much too small for the body of sound brought into it on this occasion -which, however must be looked upon as an exceptional case and we think the inhabitants of St. Fagans are indebted to Mr. James Llewellyn, the proprietor, for having provided the district with such a room, and we wish him every success. The concert commenced at half-past two with an opening fantasia" on the harp by Mr. Llewellyn Williams. Amongst the company present, we noticed,—T. W. Booker, Esq., and Mrs. Booker, Miss Lindsey; J. P. Booker, Esq., and Mrs. Booker; Mrs. and Miss Williams, Miskin W. Prichard, Esq., Crofta Henry Lewis, Esq., and family, Greenmeadow; Rev. L. A. Nicholls, Mrs. and Miss Nicholls, St. Brides David Nicholls, Esq., and Mrs. Nicholls; Rev. Judah Jones, Caer- philly; Rev. W. and Mrs. David, St. Fagans; T. Goddard, Esq., and Mrs. Goddard, Miss Jones; Mrs. Cox., Llandaff; J. W. Williams, Esq., and family, Fairwater; Jonas Watson, Esq., and Mrs. Watson; Rev. — Lewis and Mrs. Lewis, Peterstone. The performances of Miss Watts, Signor Paggi, Messrs. Wilkes, Howells, and Maddox, are too well known to require comment on this occasion. Mr. Llewellyn Williams delighted the audience with his performance on the harp. Miss Walters, who very prettily sung a canzonet by Haydn also "Colin for Cleora dying" from Love's Triumph." "The Choristers," by Choristers from Llandaff, being more in compass with the size of the room, gave great pleasure. In the evening the room was densely crowded, many being disappointed in getting in at all. A song, composed by Mr. Wilkes, called" Hark! 'tis the bird of Night," and sung by Miss Watts, being the song of the evening, as well as the bird of night, the trio, Mynheer Vandunck, by Messrs. Maddicks, Howells, and Wilkes; fantasia on the flute by Sig- nor Paggi; Simon the Cellarer," Mr. Howells; Widow Machree," Mr. Wilkes; and some others, were all deservedly encored. DEATH FROM DROWNING. On Sunday afternoon an apprentice, named John Moore, belonging to the ship Stamboul, of Shields, now lying in the West Dock, accidentally lost his cap overboard, and on going down the side of the vessel into the small boat lying along- side he, by some means, slipped between the boat and the ship into the water. The unfortuate lad seems never to have risen to the surface, and his body was not recovered for more than two hours afterwards. The inquest on the body was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday, before R. L. Reece, Esq., Coroner. John Nixon, a sailor lad on board the vessel, said deceased was an apprentice on board. On Sunday afternoon about four o'clock deceased was on the deck and went into a small boat alongside. He had previously lost his cap overboard, and got into the boat for the purpose of picking it up. He (deceased) called out to witness to let go the painter, which witness did The next thing he heard was a man shouting out that de. ceased was overboard. The vessel was lying in the West Dock opposite No. 5 tip. Witness threw a rope to deceased as soon as he heard that lie was overboard. The deceased never came up to the top of the water. Witness did not think deceased saw the rope as it was quite close to him. He never came to the surface till he was picked up about two hours afterwards. Thomas Hunter, captain of the vessel, said he was on board at the time of the accident. Witness heard a scuffling noise and ran up on deck when the last witness said, "J ock" was overboard. The matp of another vessel was going down into the water, by means of a rope hanging from the side of his own vessel, with a boat-hook iti his hand, He got into a small boat and tried to find the body, but did not succeed. The two lads were on perfect good terms no two brothers could agree better than they had done. The jury, after a short consultation, returned a verdict of "Accidental death from drowning." SUPPOSED INFANTICIDE. On Tuesday last the bGdy of a recently born male child was found in an old blacking.bojf, wrapped up in a shawl, on a tomb in the old Cemetery, under what appeared suspicions cir- cumstances. Information was given to the Coroner, R. L. Reece, Esq., and in inquest was held at the Town-hall, on Wed- nesday last, when the following evidence was adduced :— William Gwyn, landlord of the Pilot Inn, George-street, said, OR Tuesday afternoon, about half-past one o'clock, he was engaged in burying a neighbour at the old Cemetery. While the persons were in the chapel, witness yent on the south side of the ground near the wall adjoining the Rhyijaoey Railway. There he saw Mrs. Phillips, of Stewart-street, She told him there was a shawl with something in it on a tomb under the willow tree; she then left, and witness went to examine the bundle. On opening it, he found a box, and on opening the box he saw a bundle made up with an old napkin. It was pinned in several places, and on unniuinar it. he found the body of a male child. He went into the chapei and catted out three women. He afterwards went to the sexton and asked him if he knew anything of the bundle on the tcmb. Witness told him what it was He afterwards saw the clergyman, who sent for a police constable. P.C. John James said: On receiving information that a child was found on Tuesday evening at the old Cemetery, he \yent and found several women there, and a man digging the grave, lyitness inquired of him where the child was, ana he replied that it was ttifl chapel. Witness went ana saw the child, and then left it, and reported the matter to the Super- intendent. On Wednesday he was sent to fetch t*}? body, when be removed it to the police station. Dr. Paine said he had made a superficial examination of the body on Tuesday, and that evening a post mortem ex- amination. He jfourrd the body to be that of..a full grown male child. There wepe no p^arks pf violence on the body. The umbilical cord had been cut at thg proper length, and also properly secured. From the appearance of the cheit and lungs, he had no hesitation in stating that the child had not been born alive. The body was that of a fiue child, and it was pro- bable that the child was alive at the commencement of the labour, but as sometimes occur in protracted labours, the pro- cess of laboar caused the death of the child. Certainly the child h^d not been bprij afive,. The jury returned a verdict accordingly. The coroner re- m&rkad tji^t it wsjs tp be regretted the mother could nqt be discovered, as it wag very reprehensible and lead to great sus- picion and trouble that a still born infant §hould be placed in such a way, merely to save the trilling expense vyhich the interment would have occasioned. CARDIFF POLICE COURT. (Gcwiinued from our 7th page.) WKD^ESD^y.. (Before R. 0. Jones and J. Pride, Esqrs.) BBATIUA A WIFB.—Thonas Riley was charged with assaulting his wife on the 10th inst. Remanded. 4. FAMILY, ETC., CHABQBABLB TO THE PABISH. —John ld was charged by Mr. John VVride, relieving officer of St. Mary's parish, with leaving his family chargeable to the parish. Defendant promised to n £ aii)t$ii) them for the future and was discharged. 'v' ASSAULT.—Elizabeth Barton was charged with striking Lewis Angevme with a poker on the head while in a brothel at No. 36, Fredrica-street, on the 4th inst. Sentenced to two mojjtljs imprisonment. DRDNK,'BTC. Joseph Goodridge was charged with being drunk and creating ? d'stu?'kiM,ce in Whitmore-lane on Tuesday evening. Fined 5s. and costs. Catherine Cokely was also charged with being drunk and riotous and breaking 8 panes of glass at the Odd Fellows' Arms, Newtown. Ordered to pay 12s. the damage and Is. fine and costs. ALLEGED LAECENT. -Henry Bates, a seaman, was charged with gtealing 6s. and a black silk handkerchief from the person of Andrew Beynon, while on board the ship St. de Hannah. After hearing the evidence the magistrates dismissed the charge. THURSDAY. (Before the Mayor.) ine only case before the Court this morning was that of a charge of drunkenness which was of no public interest. LLANDAFF. PETTY SESSIONS.—SBBTBMBKE 7. I (Before H. Lewis, H. Jones, and C. H. Williams, Esqrs.) All the alehouse licenses in this division were this day renewed—excepting that for the New Inn and White Lion at Canton, for which there was no application for renewal; and new licenses were granted to the New Inn at Whitchurch, and Queen's Head at Canton. Mary Davies, summoned Martha Ann Jane, and Elizabeth Jones, her mother, for an assault at Roath. There had been a quarrel between the parties, and the defendant, Martha Ann Jane, threw stones after her and into the complainants' house. Elizabeth Jones pi;thgr fj?t into complainants face and would have struck her had she not been prgyentefi, TIIIP complaint was corroborated. Dismissed. Bridget John was fined 6s. and costs, and committed for 14 days for being drunk and riotous at Roath on the 2nd inst. James M'Donald and Mary Wade were also fined 5s. each and costs or 14 days, for being drunk and riotous at Canton on the 24th ult. George Puest was bound over to keep the peace for one calendar month towards Harriet, his wife. William Davies was brought up on a warrant for not maintaining his wife chargeable to the parish of Whitchurch. He repaid the relief made to his wife and promised to maintain her in future, Michael Bulger ordered up on warrant for disobedience of bastardy order. Defendant paid the arrears and costs.
LOCAL BANKRUPTCIES (Tuesday's Gazette.)—Charles Henry Waring, Darran and Glyn Neath, Glamorganshire, mining engineer, Sept, 2§, at 11, Bankrupt's Court, Bristol. James Barton and James ijarton, jun,, Crick- howell, Brecon, cattle salesm en, Sept, 24, at 12, County Court, Crickhowell. Walter Watkins, Swansea, Oct. 6, at 3, County Court, Bristol. I 'I
PONTYPRIDD. On Monday last, the first sitting of the County Court, for the district of Pontypridd, was held in the new Court House. When the district was first formed, there was no proper ac. commodation for the court. The court was then held in a long, close room, at the White Hart Inn, ill ventilated, the atmosphere oppressive and even dangerous to those who were compelled to be there. Subsequently the sittings of the court were removed to a very respectable hotel, and were held in a room very unsuited to the transaction of business. There was a skylight, ill made, which was above the desk of the registrar, and rain and flakes of snow were to be seen on occasions of wet and wintry weather falling on the books of the court, and in front of, and close to, the Judge. The variations of tem- perature and the confinement of this room were also almost dangerous to those who attended the court. Many negotia- tions took place with the late Rev. George Thomas, to ebtain the site of a court house, and he promised to facilitate its acquisition. When these negotiations were pending he died. There was, however, after the Government had for many months assented to assist in the building of a court house, a 'new room of great convenience and size built in the hotel, and in this room the court has been held for some time. The trustees of the Rev. George Thomas declined to grant a site for a court hoase. It was when their final decision was made that an application was sanctioned for a site on the land of Mr. Rickhards. To that an assent was given, and the new building above the railway station was commenced. It is now completed and is an ornament to the town of Ponty- pridd, and there can be no doubt that it is at all times most important that the administration of the law should not be carried on in any hotel or public-house. When a court house is not separated from the place where beer or spirits are sold, it is impossible to suppress conduct which it is deplorable to witness in the investigation of evidence, scandalous in the sight of bye-standers, and most painful to those who have to control the proceedings. The chief feature in the new building is the hall. Externally it is simple and plain-but the internal arrangements are excellent. The common practice in Glamorganshire has been to build a good room and then to leave carpenters to fill up as large an amount of space as nossible with needless woodwork, so as to render the greater part of the space useless. This is especially the case at Swansea. In the new hall all the space is avail- able. The access tl1 the witness box is easy and convenient to witnesses, and they come so near to the Judge as to be easily hoard. The seats for suitors are convenient and well placed, and in case of pressure of attendance there is a gallery which commands an easy view of the proceeding*. For future buildings for magistrates in this county there are many arrangements in the new building deserving notice, which facilitate the transaction of business, and enable the court so to regulate it that the proceedings may be orderly and free fiom the disturbances which have been hitherto noticed, and which have largely increased the labour connected with the disposal and the hearing of causes. COUNTY COURT HALL, PONTYPRIDD. (Before his Honour Judge Falconer.) There were a number of ca3es for hearing, about 120, several being undefended. The defended cases of interest were three. HUHTEB v. JAMES. Mr. Robert Thomas for plaintiff, the defendant was not represented excepting by himself which was quite sufficient. Mr. Robert Thomas, in opening the case, stated that he appeared for the plaintiff Mr. Hunter, a surgeon, who sued the defendant for Rio 15s., being the amount due from time to time for medical attendance on his wife while at the house of Mrs. Rosser, her aunt, at Treforest. The wife was suffering from a malignant disease, and had come from Cowbridge to consult Mr. Price, the once eminent surgeon of Treforest; this gentleman was non est, and the woman being in great bodily agony begged her aunt to fetch a doctor. The aunt accordingly sent for Mr. Hunter, who after seeing the wife had some conversation with the husband. Mr. Thomas called Mr. Hunter who proved the attendance, as also did Mary Rosser and Mrs. Thomas, who heard the defendant in conver- sation with Mr. Hunter. The plaintiff, in cross-examination by the defendant, said he never heard that he was not to attend her or that he should not be paid. The Defendant, on being sworn, said he knew nothing of Mr. Hunter, Cross-examined by Mr. Thomas Knew some doctor was attending his wife, but would not go near him. He was too wide awake for that; if he had not fair play he would take his case to the Assises afterwards. Had a house and furniture the house is in the same plice now the furniture was at his father's never had a horse and cart, it was his fathers. Judgment for the full amount immediately, with costs of these proceedings. ROESEB V. JAMES. The Plaintiff was aunt to the poor woman who was men- tioned in the last case. She sued (or Cl-2 for attendance, food, and coffin. Defendant said he had nothing to do with the coffin, he only took his wife till death. Verdict for the Plaintiff, with costs. HALF-YEARLY MEETING OF THE MONMOUTH- SHIRE RAILWAY AND CANAL COMPANY. On Wednesday, at noon, the usual halfyeaily meeting of the above company was held at the company's offices, Great Dock-street, in this town, Lord Tredegar in the chair. The following report was read:- REVENUE ACCOUNT.—The traffic receipts are 9586 more than in the corresponding half-year ot 1862. The following table shows the gross traffic receipts, working expenses, and net earnings of the five last Half-years ending respectively- f— :— — June 30, Dec.31, Jnne30, Dec.31. June30 Gross Traffic Re. 1861. 1861. 1862. 1862. 1863. ceipts £ 58,918 ..60,735.59,121 ..61,979.59,707 Working Expenses 31,187.28,212.30,t582.. 30,387.29,802 Net Earnings #27,731.. 32,523.28,439.31.592.29,905 62«> Dividend on Ordi-") nary Shares, rate > 5 £ 6 6$. percent, perann.) PE^ENTUREB.—The average rate of interest now paid on the total amount of borrowed capital is £ 4 7s. 7d. per cen- tum per aunum, DIVIDEND.—The general revenue account shews that there is a balance of dB16,228 Os. 8d; and as that sum will (less In- come Tax) yield a dividend at the rate of £ 5 £ per cent. per 2 annum on ordinary shares, and a balance of B524 13s. 7d. to be carried to the next half-yearly account, the committee recommend that a dividend be declared at that rate, and be made payable on the 6th of October proximo. RAILWAYS AND CABALS -In consequence of the Inspector appointed by the Board of Trade to enquire into the circum- stances relating to the upsetting of a passenger train belonging to the West Midland Railway Company at Cwmbran, on the 3rd of July last, having reported that the railway was not adapted to traIns running at high rates of speed with heavy .engines, the committee determined on having the Eastern Valley line of r&ilwa^ between tlfe Mavihes Road, Newport, and Coed-y-Gric Junction (a distance pf 7 miles) relaid with. with new sleepers and rails, the latter with fished-joints this work will be proceeded with until completed, and the cost will, as in the case of a previous re ballasting of the Western Valley lines of railway be distributed over a certain number of future half-yearly accounts. Snicp the }ast meeting of the shareholders, the committee have entered into arrangements with the West Midland and London' and North Western railway companies for prqviding y them wijth permanent passenger station accommodation iat Mill-street, Newport, and have contracted for the erecting of the station j also for enlarging the accomodation for goods traffic at the Dock-street station. The improvements between Tydee and Risca alluded to in the last half-yearly report have been since completed, and per- manent station buildings have been erected at Tydee, Cross Keys, and Cwmbran, at which places there was no accommo- dation or ^hejter for passengers. ° The engineer reports that the canals aye in an efficient state of repair. ROLLING STOCK.—The superintendent reports, that the whole of the stock in use is in an efficient state of repair; that the stock consists of 32 locomotive engines; 34 passenger carriage^; 3 horse boxes; 2 carriage trucks; 4 passenger train break vans; 12 goods s^d mineral train break vans; and 364 goods and coal waggons. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEEDINGS.—The committee deemed it. advisable to petition against The Rumney and Brecon and Merthyr Tydvil Junction Railways' Bill' in the last session of Parliament, for the purpose of this company obtaining I "running powers" on the Rumney railway, but Parlia- ment depided that this company could not be heard. After a few preliminary remarks Ijy the noble chairman, Mr. Batchelor drew attention to the state of repair of the com- pany's lines. He said that he ° had observed in the report that the committee proposed relaying seven miles of line, and charging the revenue account of the next half-year with the whole cost of such renewal and after a forcible address of some length, he concluded by stating his opinion that the ex- penditure per mile had not been lavga enough to ensure a proper state of repair of the line, that better management would have secured better dividends," and that they were now going backwards. Some time ago it was thought certain that six or eight per cent. was assured to the shareholders, but at this moment five and a half per cent. was all they were able to divide. Mr. Crawshay Bailey denied that the road was in a bad state of repair, and with regard to Mr. Batchelor's assertion as to the company going backwards, he thought Mr. Batchelor did not believe himself that such was the case (laughter). Mr. Savage said with respect to the expenditure per mile for renewing the road, that whilst the Monmouthshire spent £ 191 per mile, the West Midland spent only A;118, aijd the Bristol and Exeter £ 141. It was therefore a mistaken idea that they did not layout sufficient to keep their lines in good order. Mr. Crawsbay Bailey Certainly the sleepers we use are beginning to get rotten, but we bought those sleepers of Mr. I Batchelor himself (laughter). Mr, Jenkins The renewing of the l-oad, especially the Eastern galley, baa been going on continually, and as the committee thought sufficiently, to keep the whole lineiu order, but it was now found from experience that the rate at which they had been re-laying was not rapid enough, and it was thought advisable to grapple with the difficulty by getting the whole seven miles named thoroughly renewed forthwith. The pommittee bad always said to the engineer*' Don't relay faster than strictly newessary," but they found that they had not been going on fast enough, and it was now perhaps the safest way to go on with the whole of the work, as proposed. Mr. Gratrex referred to the fact that the Board of Trade had expressed satisfaction with the state of the road for moderate travelling, althotygh not for an excessive rate of speed, Mr. Batchelor said v,,is satisfied with having drawn the attention to the matter, and the discussion dropped. After a short discussion the adoption of the report was moved by the chairman, seconded by the Hon. Octavius Morgan, and carried unanimously. A long and rambling statement followed on the necessity for purchasing the old Rhymuey Raily/sy. Several members expressed their opinions that the negotia- tions, whatever they were, were carried on subsequently to that period, and as no further result was to be obtained the matter quietly dropped, with an expression of opinion from Mr Cave that if they had bought the line, they wouldn't now be able to pay a dividend of as much as four per cent." The following resolutions were put to the meeting and carried :—" 1. Resolved—That the seal of the company be fixed to the register of E10 shareholders, of £30 shareholders, and of £20 shareholders, pusuafft to the companies clauses Consolidation Act, 1845." 2. "Resolved-That the state- ments of the capital and revenue accounts for the half-year ending 30th June, 1863, as circulated amongst the proprietors, be passed." Resolved—" That dividends at the rate of 5!- per ceutum per annum on the ordinary share capital of the company be declared for the half-year ending June 30th, 1863, as circulated amongst the proprietors, be passed." Resolved —"That, dividends at the rate of 5t per centum per annum on the ordinary share capital of the company be declared for the half-year ending June 30th, 1863, and that such dividends be payable on Oct. 5th to the proprietors whose names are on the register of such shares on this 16th day of September." 3. A notice having been received from Messrs. Clapp and Williams to make a communication with the Cwmtillery Branch. Hallway under the eight mile clause, it was resolved —"That the same be referred to the consideration of the com- mittee of the company." SPECIAL MEETING. The meeting was then made special, for the consideration of a proposed agreement between the London and North Western Railway Company and Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company, giving running powers to the former company over the lines of the latter. A draft of the agreement was read to the meeting. In answer to shareholders, it was said that the different companies using the new station now being erected by the Company in Mill-street, would pay an equivalent rental, which would be placed to the credit of the capital ac- acount. Upon the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Crawshay Bailey, the following resolution was then adopted :—" That the agreement between this Company and the London and North Western Railway Company for certain traffic arrange- ments, and for the use by that Company of the Mill-street station at Newport, as now read to the meeting, and dated the | 19'ih day of August, 1863, be approved of." L L A N E L L Y THE NEW RAILWAY.—The village of Pontardulais has been the scene of bustle and activity for the last fortnight, as there have been several companies of navigators at the pro- posed railway. A good deal of cutting iifls already been done, and concrete foundations are being laid for the bridges and culverts. There is a deal to be done at this place, as a new station will be built and large commodious sheds for the traffic waggons LLAXGENNKCH NATIONAL SCHOOL.—On Friday afternoon last the children of this school were regaled with their annual treat of tea and buns at the expense of W. H. Nevill, Esq., of Llangennech Park. The children, to the number of 130, assembled in the school-room about 3 o'clock. With the assistance of Miss Margrave, of Plasisaf, Miss Morgan, of the Vicarage, and several other ladies, the good things which had been provided were placed before them, and all seemed to partake of the same with considerable gusto. The National Anthem closed the proceedings of a very pleasantly-spent evening.