DEATH OF LORD TAUNTON.-Lord Taunton died on Tuesday afternoon, after an illuess of only a few hours. He was born in 1798, took a first class in classics at Ox- ford in 1820, and filled various offices in the Government from 1832 to 1858, including those of President of the Board of Trade, Chief Secretary for Ireland, and Secre- tary of State for the Colonies. In 1858 he was raised to the peerage as Lord Taunton, a title which he assumed in compliment to the borongh he had represented for nearly thirty years. His last public employment was as chairman of the Endowed Schools Commission. By his first wife, a daughter of Sir Thomas Baring, he had several daughters, one of whom is married to Captain Ellis, equerry of the Prince of Wales. Lord Taunton subsequently married Lady Mary Howard, daughter of the sixth Earl of Carlisle. This lady survives him. THE LATE WILLIAM JERDAN.— Mr. William Jerdan died on Sunday at Bushey-heath, in his eighty-eighth year. He was a native of Kelso, was educated at Edin- burgh for the Scottish bar, and came to London to push his fortunes as a literary man. With most of the notable personages of the last fifty years he had personal acquaint- ance, and with some of the men of highest mark in litera- ture and politics he was on terms of intimacy. It was Mr. Jerdan who, in the lobby of the old House of Commons, seized Bellingham, the assassin of Mr. Perceval. At that time he was one of the reporters for the press, and his connection with periodical literature continued for half a century. In recent numbers of "Fraser's Magazine" are contributions from his pen, and the last two parts of the Gentleman's Magazine" eontain an article by him on the celebrated Beefsteak Club. Late in life he received a pension of J3100 a year for his long service to literature. A medical student who has been acting as an assistant to his father, a physician, but who had not yet been re- gistered as a member of the College of Surgeons, was on Tuesday convicted of having unlawfully practised as a surgeon, and fined £5, with heavy costs. SERIOUS RWlrs IN ULSTER.—There was rioting in Belfast in different districts from eight o'clock on Tuesday night till three in the morning. Tremendous mobs 'assembled in the streets, and a great deal of glass was broken. Conway-street and Malvern-street Catholic schools were smashed the furniture was carried out of the former. Mr. Orme, the resident magistrate, read the Riot Act. Several policemen were severely cut about; thirty-five men have been arrested. Riots are reported at Lurgan, and in Newry three persons are understood to have been shot. CONVICTION OF AN OFFICKR OF ROYAL MARINES.— The mayor and magistrates at Rochester were engaged for some time on Saturday in the investigation of a complaint preferred against Lieutenant Archibald Mends Thomson Gibson, of the Chatham division of Royal Marines Light Infantry, who was charged with being drunk at the Bull Hotel, Rochester refusing to leave the house when or- dered and with assaulting Mr. Superintendent Radley, The mayor (Mr. Aveling) ordered the defendant to pay a penalty of £2, inclusive of costs. The defendant's friends immediately paid the money. BREAKFAST.—A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMENT. The Civil Service Gazette has the following interest- ing remarks:—"There are very few simple articles of food which can boast so many valuable and important dietary properties,as cocoa. While acting on the nerves as a gen-tie stimulant, itprovides the body with some of the purest elements of nutrition, and at the same time corrects and invigorates the action of the digestive organs. These beneficial effeets depend in a great mea- sure upon the manner of its preparation, but of late years such close attention has been given to the growth and treatment of cocoa that there is no difficulty <in securing it with every useful quality fully developed. The singular success which Mr. Kpps attained by his homoeopathic preparation of cocoa has never been surpassed by any ex- perimentalist. Far and wide the reputation of Epps's Cocoa has spread by the simple force of its ø-wn extra- ordinary merits. Medical men of all shades of opinion have agreed in recommending it as the safest and most beneficial article ot diet for persons of weak constitutions. This superiority of a particular mode of preparation over all others is a remarkable proof of the great results to be obtained from little causes. By a thorough know- ledge of the natural laws which govern the operations of digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided our breakfast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up until strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladies are floating arouud us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame." Epps's Cocoa. —Only in ilb., £ lb., and lib. packetg-tin-lined and labelled. Sold by the trade in all parts. Prepared by Jas. Eops and Co.. Homoeopathic Chemists, London. AGENCIES are now being offered for the sale of Cassell's teas and coffees in all places not yet filled up the reputation of these teas and coffees has long been es- tablished, as they have been in extensive use for more than twenty years. Cassell's teas and coffees are sup- plied to the public through local agents, and are in great demand, being preferred by families iu all parts of the kingdom. Parties desiring the agency will learn particu- lars on application to Cassell, Smith and Co., 80, Fen- church-street, London. [1491. ADVICE TO MOTHERS.—Are you broken of your rest by a sick child suffering with the pain of cutting teeth ? Go at once to a chemist and get a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It will relieve .the poor sufferer immediately it is perfectly harmless; it pro- duces natural quiet sleep, by relieving the child from pain, and the little cherub awakes "as bright as a button." It has been long in use in America, and is highly recommended by the medical men; it is very pleasant to take it soothes the child it softens the gums, allays all pain, relieves wind, regulates the bowels. and is the best known remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, whether prising from teething or other causes. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, and see that Curtis and Perkins, New York and London," is on the outside wrapper. No mother should be without it Sold by all medicine vendors at Is. IJd. per bottle London Depôt, High Holborn. [266 }
Sisipd Htycs. ♦ LLANDAFF. ASSAULT CASE.—At the Llandaff Police Court on UtU- day, before Messrs. E. W. David and J. H. Insole, Ismc Jones was brought up in custody charged with haviig committed an assault upon the person of Reuten Phillips, on the night of Sunday, the 4th inst. Com- plainant stated that on the night in question he vas returning home, in company with another man, naned William Jones, who was in a state of intoxicaton, when the defendant and three other men came to him, and threatened to thrash his companion. Com- plainant interposed, and after a few harsh wads spoken passionately had passed between both paries, they separate 1. William Jones seemed disposed to un away from him and join the other party, but he vas ultimately prevailed upon by the complainant toac- company him. When near the police-station, tiey were suddenly confronted by a man named Jackson and defendant, who, he afterwards ascertained, iad loitered behind, in order to and an opportunity to carry their threats into execution. Defendant ajjain said that he would give William Jones a warm ng. Complainant said that ere he would see him toucied defendant should warm him. This was the com- mencement of a quarrel, and defendant, address- ing complainant, said, Stand back,^ or it vvil' be the worse for you but complainant persisted in defending his companion William Jones. De- fendant then said, "You had better stand back, or I will slick this knife into you," and suiting the ac ion to the word, he pulled out of his pocket a penkiife, and seeing complainant obstinately refuse to move )ut of his way, he held the knife aloft, and brought it down with full force, but luckily his murderous inen- lions were frustrated, and he missed his aim, for in- stead of sticking the knife into complainant, it c.mc in collision with complainant's fingers only. Com- plainant's fingers were not severely injured. De- fendant pleaded not guilty to each and all of the aforesaid statements, and said that the affray began through the complainant's assaulting him. Several witnesses were called by both parties to corrobo'ate their respective statements. The Bench committed prisoner for trial at the next Glamorganshire sunmer assizes, and accepted bail for his appearance, hitiself in £50, and two others in the sum of .£25 each. Reuben Phillips was fined 5s., including costs, and Henry Jones was fined lis. 9d. including costs, for as- saulting each other. This was a cross summons, and was a sequel to the preceding case. BEERHOUSE CASES!—William 'Williams, landloid of the Royal Oak beerhouse, was charged by Podce- constable McDonald with keeping his house opei at illegal hours on Sunday, the 4th inst. He pleided guilty, and the Bench, taking into consideration the previous good character of the house, dealt leniently with the case, and fined defendant Is. and c»st^. Rees Jones, landlord of the White Lion Hotel Canton, pleaded guilty to a similar charge, and was fined 5s. and costs. Joseph Mitchell, landlorl of the Treadmill's Arms, beerhouse, Canton, was charged with having kept his house open at illegal hours on Sunday, the 4th inst. The evidence was insufficient to support the charge, and the Bench dismissed the case. WIFE ASSAULT.—Elizabeth Edwards charged David Edwards, her husband, with assaulting her. Com- plainant said that defendant would neither support her nor his family, but when he could get an odd job (he was out of regular employment) he would go to a public-house and get drunk. He would then come home in a fit of intoxication and commit outrageous assaults upon her and his children, of which this assault was one. The case wa.s clearly proved, and the Bench sentenced him to twenty-two days' impri- sonment, with bard labour. SANITARY —Several persons were summoned for allowing a nuisance on their premises, but the Bench discharged defendants on their paying the costs in- curred, and promising to take immediate steps for the removal of the same. LORDEN'S CASE.—The magistrates expressed their regret that the case against Lorden, for assaulting a police-constable at Roath, and that against Police- constable David Morgan, for assaulting the defecdant in the previous case, could not be proceeded with under the present summonses but that fresh sum- monses might be taken out against both parties. They gave as their reason for such a course of ast-ion the unavoidable absence of all but one magistrate on Monday next, at Llandaff (the day fixed for the Hear- ing of both cases), consequent upon their being engaged to serve on the grand jury at the sumner assizes for this county. The present summonses are therefore annulled. ———— PONTYPRIDD. THE COMMON FAIR.—The common fair was a tame one this year. Last Monday was looked forward to with much interest by the usual attendants of races and fairs as a day of special privilege a sort of har- vest-day, in which they could reap enough to Ihe on for days to come. But thanks to the various Sunday schools and the friends of morality, these harpies were woefully disappointed. A few drunken brawls, a few fights, and a few lost purses, seem to be the only things worth mentioning, as connected with the fair, if in- deed they were worth the honour. The teachers of the various Sabbath schools make a point of giving their children an annual treat on that day, and accordingly all the schools, to the number of about 1,000 children, turned out, and marched through the town to some ap- pointed place of resort, where tea and cake in abund- ance were provided. The Wesleyans went to Glynloch, and enjoyed the treat very much. The English anc: Welsh Baptists united in a visit to Trevecca Fields while the Welsh Independants travelled in thedirectior of Llanfabon. The school connected with the Church of England was regaled in the Gethleywasted Fields Most of the schools were furnished with flags anti banners, and as they passed through the streets the scholars sang some very suitable hymns. At tin Baptist Chapel sermons were preached on behalf of the Sunday schools by the Rev. J. Bailey, while the Re". T. Anderson, of Burnham, preached in the Wesleyan Chapel. All the services were well attended. PETTY SESSIONS.— On Wednesday the subjoined case was brought before W. Pritchard and 'J Williams, Esqrs.: ALLEGED CHARGE OF STEALING.—Robert Hughes, a young man, was brought up on remand chargid with stealing the sum of £1 18s. Gd. from tho waist- coat pocket of William Hyde, living at Gilfach Goch. The prisoner and another man, named Bowen, came to the prosecutor's house on the 3rd inst., while he was out. On returning, after an absence of /en minutes, he found the prisoner and companion. They both left, and prosecutor, taking up his waist- coat to put it on, found the purse containing the money gone. Mr. Rosser, of Aberdare, defended. He elicited the fact that prosecutor had on more than one occa- sion missed mouey in the same house, but it had sub- sequently been found. Police-constable 150, from in- formation he received, apprehended the prisoner and charged him with the thelt. Prisoner denied the locus in quo. Hesubsequentlyadmitted he was in the hut, but emphatically denied theappropriation of another man's property. Mr. Rosser urged that there was really no case agaiifst his client which would warrant a com- mittal. John Bowen., the companion of prisoner on the occasion, was called. He said he was with the prisoner on the night of the 3rd inst. He lodges with prosecutor. Asked prisoner to come in and have a. pipe. The ,door was open, and there was no one in afterwards. Prosecutor's wife came in and spoke to them. He was in the room the whole time prisoner was there. Did not see the waistcoat on the chair, nor hear any money clinking. Did not see the waistcoat in prisoner's hand. Did not hear a. word about money after prisoner left. Hugh Grey, mason, living at Gilfach- goch, was drinking with prisoner on the night of the robbery. The prisoner was to sleep with him. To pass prosecutor's house was necessary, as it was on their way home. Saw prisoner and Bowen turn dovn to the house of prosecutor. He went to the next hut to light his pipe. Went to the hut where prisoner and Bowen were, and saw Bowen sitting down. Prisoner went home with him, and slept with him ¡ls previously arranged. Was with him till next morn- ing, when a police-constable came to fetch him. Tae Bench thought the evidence so weak against tae prisoner that he was discharged. MERTHYR. THE LORDS AND THE IRISH CHURCH BILL. —A meeting was held at the Temperance Hall on Tues- day evening, to afford an opportunity for the ad- mirers of this measure to express their indignation against the House of Lords. The chair was taken by Mr. C. H. James, and the tenor of the speechss throughout, without an exception, may be said to have been liberally illiberal. The Bishops were vottd useless, the Lords worse, the Opposition as injudicious and unfair, and a strong protest entered against He treatment Mr. Gladstone had reeeived. FLOWER SHOW.—The thirteenth anniversary of tie flower show was held at Merthyr on the 15th, and was in all respects equal to auy of the preceding. Tie day was fine, and the result was a large accession jf visitors from the country districts around. On enter- ing, strangers especially, were delighted exceedingly. Probably the idea of many was, what flower show could be held at Merthyr?" Would it be a show of flowers from Cardiff, from Bristol, from Hereford from any where indeed but the neighbourhood ? And when they saw the rich profusion around them, pleasure was as visible in the sparkling of the eyj, as in the warm tones of commendation, for theie in long rows, the choicest grapes, pine applet, fruit of every description met the gaze, and the massing of eastern plants and the arrangement cf purely English flowers, added to the fairy scene. The centre pieces were especially admired, and throughout the day formed the gathering point for the visitors. Not less attractive, though of a more practical ani substantial character, were the productions of the working classes, the homely riches of the garden, th3 labourer's, collier's, miner's reward. There they were, large baskets of vegetables, giant potatoes, cur- rants as big as plums, and plums as big as peaches, strawberries grown by workmen, luscious enough for a nobleman's table, and many other little delicacies. In ferns, pansies, and roses ,the show excelled all former exhibitions. Mr. Cranston, Hereford, exhibitei some delicious examples of the queen of flowers. Mr. Young, of Aberaman Mr. Rhys, Plasnewydd, Aberdare; Mr. John Crofts, Rheola; Mr. Samuel Hall, Llandaff, were the best exhibitors from a dis- tance; while the first, of the local exhibitors unmis- takably were Mr. Crawshay and Mr. Fothergill. Miss Tribe won the first prize given by the gentlemen for the best water-colour drawing; Mrs. Meredith, for the best arranged vase; Miss Tribe again for the best coloured photographs Mrs. Meredith, High-street, for the best arranged fern case. Mr. Crawshay's splendid band was present, and played superbly. THE IRON AND COAL TRADE.—A slightly improved condition has marked the coal trade during the last few days, but the long course of depression has told heavily on the smaller coal-owners. In the Rbondda Valley great distress has been experienced, and we shall be very much mistaken if there are not other stoppages of serious consequences to their several districts. A rumour is current, and on inquiry we find it to some extent supported, that the Penydarvan Forge will soon be at work. This will be a boon to the district. Rail orders still flow in, and the books present a very gratifJing appearance, but as the rates contiuue the same, we cannot expect an improve- ment in wages. All other descriptions of iron are at a low figure, and sluggish, and the depression in the trade tells on plates, &c. In all respects the iron trade looks hopeful, and large orders are daily expected from Austria and Russia. Even Naples has become a customer to some extent. THE HAY HARVEST.— The fine fields of Penydarran were harvested this week, and from every quarter of the district we hear that the yield is more than average. In some places the swathe was exceedingly heavy. THE ATHLETIC SPOUTS.—One of the most annoying occurrences of the season was, that on the day decided to hold the sports at Penydarran Park, rain fell through- out the day, and singular enough only that day. The insult was that though the sports were held they were, commercially speaking, a failure. Though a great re- sort of the fair sex, very few were present, the rain operating as an effectual hindrance, and most of the races were contested during showers. Mr. Goodwin as usual acquitted himself well, winning the great prize, and Mr. Thomas gained the prize for throwing the cricket ball. Ia all the contests much spirit was shown, but this only annoyeel by indicating how great would have been the pleasure had the weather been favourable, w e hear that an autumnal field-day is to take place to make amends. ———— BRIDGEND. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Ou Saturday last J. C. Nicholl, Esq., presided at the meeting of this Board. Several printers sent tenders for printing the half- yearly abstracts, on the understanding that the other printing went with this. The lowest, that of Mr. Mauipbant, of Swgnsea, £ 9 9s., for 100 copies, was accepted. The Poor Law Board requested the resig- nation of the schoolmistress, owing to the inspectors report. A communication was also read from the Swansea Infirmary, promising that a double sub- scription should authordise a double number of patients. MARKETS, —The markets on Saturday were abun dantly supplied with every necessary. The prices of vegetables are very reasonable, but beef, mutton, &c., keep to the same high prices, which must curtail the consumption among the poor classes. POLICE.—At the Police Court on Saturday last, before Messrs. R. Franklen, W. Llewellyn, Colonel Morse, nnd the Rev. C. R. Knight, the following cases were beard: DOGS. — Edward Dewis, of Splott, was charged by T. Stuckberry, exciseman, with keeping two dogs, having but one license. Complainant said defendant denied the ownership of the dog, giving first one and then another reason, and at last saying it was Dr. Carne's. Dr. Carne said his dog had a habit of wandering to defendant's house, but the ma- gistrates doubted whether the dog in question was Dr. Carne's. He was ordered to pay 25*. tine, and 14s. 6d. costs. Thos. Williams, Thos. David, and Jemima Morgan, acknowledged having two dogs with only one license, and were fined 25< the authorities not asking for costs. ILLEGAL FISHING.—Thos. Harris, puddler, Aber- kenfig, who was fined a few weeks ago for poaching. was charged with taking 14 trout in the river Llynvi, where Mr. Collier had the sole right of fishing. De- fendant said he was not aware the river was preserved. Fined 30s.. and 9s. 2d. costs, or one month's hard labour. ASSAULT.—Mary Bryant, of Oldcastle, charged John Joues with kicking her on the arm. It appeared de- fendant's children had been annoying complainant, and she irritated him by her complaints. Fined 20s., or 14 days. POACHING.—Thomas Evans, yeoman, Thomas Davis and David Matthews, colliers, were sum- moned by Police-constable Tudor for the above of- fence. Complainant saw the three defendants in the neighbourhood of the Red Cow at Maesteg on Sunday night, the 27th ult., when they decamped, leaving two coats behind. The constable followed and succeeded in apprehending Davis, returned and found the two coats, in which were nine nets, six bares, &c. Matthews stoutly denied the charge, but the constable had no difficulty in recognising him, though he had shaved more closely. The magis- trates suggested that to prove an alibi he should call Davis or Evans. This he declined to do. Fined, Evans £5, Matthews :£3. and Davis .£2, and costs. The nets were forfeited, but the Bench asked them to claim their coats, but they declined. They afterwards went to the Police-station for them, but it was too late. DRUNKENNESS, &C—John Elias, mason, Bridgend, was fined 20s. including costs, for tho above named offence. AFFILIATION CASE.—Thomas Lewis was ordered to pay Is. 6J. a week towards the support of M. A Hughes's illegitimate child. WENVOE. PRESENTATION OF A TESTIMONIAL.—It having been in contemplation for some time past among the tenants on the Wenvoe estate to present a testimonial to Mr. Giles Hawkins, in token of their esteem for the obliging and courteous manner in which he had always con- ducted himself towards them while filling the situation of head gamekeeper to R. F. L. Jenner, Esq., on Wednes- day, the 7th July, a large party sat down to dinner at the Wenvoe Arms. After doing ample justice to the ex- cellent cheer provided by the host and hostess, Mr. David John, of the Rhua farm, was called to the chair, and Mr. Evan Thomas, of the Goldsland, to the- vice- chair. The usual loyal toasts having been drunk, the Chairman rose and introduced the subject of the even- ing's meeting. In an appropriate address he dwelt on the uniform, kind, firm, and impartial manner in which Mr. Hawkins had conducted himself while employed as gamekeeper, a situation which, in the hands of some men, was taken advantage of to annoy and harass their neighbours but Mr. Hawkins, while strictly doing his duty to his employer, had also invariably striven to promote a good understanding between the landlord and the tenants. He (the chairman) therefore in the name of the tenants presented him with the portrait for which they had all subscribed, and hoped he might be long spared to regard it as a small token of the great esteem in which he was held by them. Mr. E. Thomas, in a very earnest manner, spoke to the good qualities of Mr. Hawkins, and hoped the portrait might remain long in the family, and that the remembrance of that evening might induce others to profit by the example, and go and do likewise. Mr. Hawkins returned thanks, and said he little thought when he came to this country seventeen years ago of being so kindly and favour- ably appreciated as be had been; but in a strange country, and very strange it was to him at that time, be had found friends who had enabled him to say, that although he had always been very comfortably situ- ated in England, he had never passed any of his time more happily than that which he had spent at Wenvoe. He thanked them all very sincerely, and hoped he should give them equal satisfaction in his new capacity of landlord of the Wenvoe Arms. The health of the Squire was received with loud and prolonged cheers. "The Rector of the parish," "The ladies of the Jenner family at home and abroad," and Hugh Jenner, Esq., were loudly cheered. The evening was passed very pleasantly with some appropriate ad- dresses from several gentlemen present, and some excellent songs were sung, in which Mr. Timothy Richards shone as the principal vocalist, and obtained loud and deserved applause. The portrait presented to Mr. Hawkins is a full length likeness in oil, as headkeeper with his gun and retriever dog. It is an excellent likeness, and does great credit to the artist, Mr. Collins, of Bute-street. A brass plate on the frame has the following inscription engraved on it:— Presented to Giles Hawkins by the tenants of R. F. L. Jenner, Esq., for the courteous manner in which he always behaved as headkeeper for seventeen years on the Wenvoe estate." SCHOOL TREAT.—On Monday last the children of the Wenvoe Schools were plentifully regaled with tea, cake, &c., through the kindness and liberality of Mrs.. Alfred Jenner. Ct ———— NEWPORT. FIRE AT THE DOCKS.—At ten o'clock on Wednes- day morning, when the docks were crowded with thou- sands of persons waiting to see the start of yachts and pilot boats for the regatta, a fire occurred, which for a time threatened the most alarming consequences to the shipping which at present crowd the dock. The trow Evesham, of Gloucester, was lying at the west side of the upper dock, with a cargo of creosoted sleepers piled some height above the deck, as is customary with these vessels. Immediately in front of her on the quay wall was a railway truck laden with sleepers also. It appeared that a labourer standing by, having lighted his pipe, threw the burning paper to the ground, which imme- diately ignited some waste which had accumulated from the sleepers. The flames at once rose, and there was no delay in the efforts to extinguish it. A seaman belonging to the trow, with the best intention, scattered it about with the view more easily to extin- guish it; but the more the inflammable stuff was scat- tered the more it blazed until the sleepers on the truck caught fire, and blazed with a fury which drove away any persons from approaching it. Before buckets or water could be obtained, the flames spread to the rigging of the trow and thence to the cargo. There was no lack of assistance at hand, but until the hose was obtained the water thrown by buckets had no more apparent effect than to make more dense the heavy black volume of vapour which descended and covered the dock. In ten minutes the fire engine and a hose from the main of the Water Works Company was playing on the vessel, but for some time little success was the result. Many of the sleepers were thrown into the dock, and the vessel was scuttled, but, from the nature of the cargo, she would not sink deeply in the water. After half an hour's hard work danger was suppressed, pnd the work or the dock resumed. Fortunately, the fire did not reach any of the vessels lying near, but two open trucks of sulphur at some distance caught fire. A horse was attached to them and drew them along the rails under the en- gine-hose, when a copious supply of water suppressed all danger ill that quarter. Captain Foote, dock master, Mr. Twedie, engineer to the company Chief Superintendent Huxtable, and a number of constables were presen, and to their prompt efforts is to he attri- buted the little damage which resulted. The con- sternation which the event occasioned among the thousands assembled was very great. DEATH OF A CHILD FROM LOCK JAW.—Mr. W. Brewer, coroner, instituted an inquiry at the Red Lion Inn, Stow Hill, Newport, on Tuesday, touching the death of Mary Ann Barry, a child, whose parents re- side in Lower Cross-street. It appeared that on Friday se'nnight the deceased was run over by a timber wagon, and her arm was crushed by the wheel of the wagon. She was taken to the Infirmary, and on Wednesday last tetanus set in, and on Saturday she elied. The jury returned a verdict accordingly. ABERDARE. EXTRAORDINARY TERMINATION OF THE COLLIERS' PERMANENT FUND MOVEMENT.—The late accident at Fernda.'e has caused a number of gentlemen to in- terest themselves for the formation of a general per- manent fund for the benefit of coiliers'families. The third meeting for this purpose was held on Tuesday night in the Temperance Hall, to which, as to the others, colliers were specially invited. The whole at- tendance did not number 200. The spirit of the meet- ing was seen at the beginning, when Mr. Wilkinson, manager of Cefnpennar pit, was proposed to take the chair. An amendment was made that the Rev. W. Williams, Cap Coch, take the chair. The reason given was that Mr. Wilkinson did not speak Welsh. Mr. E. G. Price read letters approving of the scheme, and promising support from R. Fothergill, Esq., M.P. H. Vivian, Esq., ALP. Right Hon. H. A, Bruce, M.P.; D. Davis, BJaengwawr and Mr. Brown for Messrs. Nixon and Co. and also a telegram from G. Elliot, Esq., M.P. A scheme for raising a fund was submitted to the meeting by Mr. A. Devonald. surgeon, of which the principal features were as follows The landlord to subscribe two and a half per cent. upon the amount of royalty, tllC working colliers oue penny in the pound, to be stopped in the ollice from their wages, and masters one halfpenny per ton, by which he calculated £4,000 and upwards would be raised annually. In cases of death from pit accidents, the bereaved widows to be paid children Is. Gd., and other dependents os. per week. In cases of mere injuries that would prevent the usual employment being followed, men should be paid 8s. and boys 5s. per week until able to resume work. Calculating upon the present rate of such accidents aud deaths, be amrmedthat the income as above suggested would exceed the expenditure by nearly £.:00. The management of the fund he would place in the hands of one representative of each royalty master the managers and two workmen from each pit. At the close of the above explanation, a resolu- tion was proposed, approving of Mr. Devonald's scheme, which was met by a suggestion from a collier that the sense of the meeting should be taken on the desirability of establishing a fund at all. He said the men had enough to pay already, and called upon the delegates to speak out. Mr. W. Thomas, Cwmaman, explained that it was not necessary to adopt any particular scheme. They had to consider the question in the abstract. Mr. Griffiths, collier, Cwmbach, represented the men in the pit in which he worked, and denounced the whole scheme. Only about two per cent. were killed, while great numbers died from the effects of bad atmosphere and other causes. The proposed fund would apply only to the former. They wanted a fuud to apply to all times of necessity. (The Chairman rose to call order, but his voice was lost in the cries of Go on, go on.") They paid enough poor rates to provide for everybody — (vociferous cheering)—if the poor only had the money, but they did not. (Tremendous cheering.) It was much better, and more necessary, to provide for the men under the contingencies of life, than for after death. Another collier called for the names of the pits represented. Mr. E. G. Price read a list of the pits to which invitations had been sent, but few had re- sponded. The Chairman lost all control of the meet. ing. The Rev. W. Edwards spoke in favour of the fund, but suggested that the men be heard before putting any resolution. On Mr. Price proceeding to advocate the fund, he was asked what right he had to push his scheme upon the men. The pits were repre- sented, and the men must be heard. Thomas Williams, collier. advocated the formation of a fund, and said the scheme proposed would be much cheaper and more useful than their present friendly societies. A Mr. Williams, representing No. 9, Abernant, replied to the last speaker, and denied his statements. The proposed fund was only for special purposes. They wanted one for all purposes. In a warm speech, and amid loud and continued cheers, he condemned the proposed scheme as unsuitable to the wants of the colliers. An amendment to the effect that no such fund be formed was put to the meeting, and carried by a large majority. A vote of thanks to the chairman ended the proceed- ings. The friends of the coliiers left the hall greatly depressed with the untoward event. COLLIERS AND CARELESSNESS.—At the Police-court, on Tuesday, a charge was brought against Henry Escott, collier, working at Bute Pit, Hirwain, which illustrates the way in which colliers play with death. The charge was striking two matches, both of which ignited, in the pit, the men working by safety lamps at the time. He was seen by Thomas Rees and others. The former indignantly threatened to knock defendant's eye out if he did that again, and ul^o reported him. Defendant was elischarged from his work, but sum- moned for the offencfe. Thirty men were in the pit. Mr. Tapping thought he was trying to show his fellow- workmen that there was plenty of air, and lamps were not needed. Lamps had only been introduced the day before, for safety. Defendant had received, with the others, a copy of the certified rules of the colliery. Owing to the prosecutors not having brought a copy for the magistrates' inspection, the case was adjourned for a week for their production. ATTACK UPON A CONSTABLE.—On Thursday, the 8th Police-constable Parsons was near the Bailey's Arms, Commercial-place, when a man named James Connell rushed out and struck him. At the Police Court on Tuesday defendant did not deny the charge, but wished to put the blame upon the drink, of which he had had too much. The Bench however held him responsible for the doings of the drink, and fined him 20s. and costs. KEPT ON THE RIGHT SIDE.—A complaint was made against Morgan Jenkins for keeping a consta- ble waiting outside. Police-constables Davies heard voices in the house early on the morning of the 3rd inst. He wished to join the company within, and knocked at the door, but no one woold hear him. He waited in vain for twenty minutes. The landlord, disdaining to meet such a charge, did not appear to the summons. The case was adjourned till next week for his appearance. A DEAR FETCHING."—Ou Sunday morning John Marshall and William Watkin went to a public-house for a "fetching." They lay down to enjoy them- sslves upon Mr. W. Lindsay's grass. He charged them with damages to the amount of a shilling. The magistrates decided that they must compensate him to that amount, and pay a fine of 5s. and costs, or go to prison for a week. Watkins was mulcted in an additional 5s. fine for assaulting Police-constable Morris, or if he preferred it another week's impri- sonment. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—An offence of this kind was charged against David Lloyd, Crawshay's Arms, Aberaman. It was committed on the 27th ult. The Bench .wisely reprobated this common practice of encouraging drunkenness, and fined defendant 40s. and costs. A charge of selling at illegal hours against the same defendant was dismissed for waut of sufficient evidence. CHILDREN'S TREAT.—The Sunday scholars con- nected with Siloam chapel had their annual treat given them on Monday afternoon. About eight hundred scholars and friends proceeded round the town in pro- cession, and afterwards returned to the school-room where an excellent tea, &c., was provided, of which they partook not the less heartily after the walk Various games were joined in. In the evening a con- cert was given, and the whole passed off most agreeably. LODGE ANNIVERSARIES.—A number of the various lodges held their annual meeting on Saturday last, but owing to the bud times, low wages and dear food, they were conducted mostly in a quiet manner. There was an entire absence of the noisy demonstrations that usually attend these events. CAERPHILLY. DREADFUL SUICIDE.—On Tuesday, Mr. William H. Brewer, and a respectable jury, Mr. J. Rowlands, fore- man, held an inquest at the Church House, Bedwas, on the body of Mrs. Rachel Davies, the wife of Mr. Samuel Davies, Tynwern Farm, who had put an end to her life on Sunday afternoon by hanging. The servant, Ann Williams, on being sworn, stated that the deceased re- tired to her bedroom on Sunday afternoon during Mr. Davies's absence in the Sunday School. After Mr. Davies returned the witness went to her door and called her, but she had no answer; thinking she was asleep, she went down stairs, and at five o'clock she went up to call her to tea but she had no answer this time. She looked into the room and she saw her under a beam. She called Mr. Davies, who ran up immediately, and the witness assisted in cutting the cord, which was a piece of a new clothesline her feet were touching the boards. She proved that Mrs. Davies was for the last fortnight in a low desponding state, owing to her husband's illness, but she never heard her threatening to commit suicide. She took some medicine on Sun- day morning. Mrs. Davies, the wife of the Rev. David Davies, Baptist minister, Bedwas, proved that she visited her on Saturday, aud that she met her by the gate more cheerful than usual. In the course of the evening her manner changed she talked incoherently, and expressed her fears that they would become poor, and she looked wild. Mrs. Davies added that she made use of the same expression the previous evening to Mr. Davies. The event has cast a gloom over the whole locality where she and her family were well known, and much sympathy is evinced for Mr. Davies and the children. She was 37 years old, and mother of six children, the youngest being only four months old. The jury returned the verdict that "she committed suicide whilst labouring under a fit of temporary in. sanity," and the Coroner issued his warrant for her interment. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—The metnbersof the two leidgesat this place have just celebrated their anniversary. The mother lodge, which is held at the Castle Hotel, dined at thectub-room. The dinner retlected much credit on Mr. and Mrs. Baker, and the members of the other lodge partook eif a very substantial dinner at the Boar's Head Hotel Mr. Thomas also maintained his reputa- tion as a caterer. The Pentyrch brass I a'ld was in attendance. ———— COWBRIDGE. VOLUNTEER INSPECTION.—The annual inspection of the ISth Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers took place on Monday lastby Major-General SirlSdwardCampbell, *in the Grammar School field, kindly lent for the pur- pose by the Rev. Thomas Williams, M.A.. head master. The company numbered 41 rank and file; band, 7 supernumeraries, 4 and Captain Thomas, Lieutenant Thomas, and Ensign Jenkins. Captain Thomas being unwell, the command was taken by Lieutenant Thomas, who, in conjunction with Ensigu Jenkins, put the com- pany through the various manoeuvres directed by the Inspector, with the requisite promptness and correct- ness. At the conclusion of Hie. proceedings the gallant General addressing Cap' iu Thomas, observed that he was much gratified to find a marked improvement in the discipline and drill of the corps since he last in- spected them. He said that although an error bad been committed in allowing recruits to fall into the ranks, thereby impairing in some degree the efficiency of those who were more experienced in drill, their general steadiness commanded and deserved his ap- proval. He paid a just and well-merited compliment to Ensign Jenkins upon the manner in which he put his men through the various evolutions and in conclu- sion stated that he regarded them a very promising corps. POLICE COURT.—On Tuesday the subjoined cases came before John llouifrav and J. Gibbon, Esqrs. AFFILIATION CASE.—Eleanor Alexander, of St. Athan, single, woman, summoned Evan Williams, of Fleiningstoue, farmer, to show reason why he should not contribute towards her illegitimate child. Ad- journed. ASSAULT.—Thomas John, of Lanharry, under game- keeper, summoned Jonathan Plummer and Edward Plummer, of Laniiid, farmers, for an assault. It seemed a very trivial affair, and the case was dismissed. SWANSEA. THE CHARGE OF FALSIFYING A REGISTER OF BIRTH. —William Joues, a roller-man, charged on remand with falsifying a register of birth at Llaosamlet, has been committed for trial by the Swansea bench of magistrates. The facts of the case have already ap- peared. Ann Jones, the midwife, was also sent to the assizes for trial. In both cases bail was taken. SHOCKING DEATH OF A CHILD.—A little boy four years of agp, the son of Mr. W. Chamberlain, residing at Villiers-strcet, Hafod, inadvertently fell into a tub of lime preparing for whitewash, on Monday after- noon. He sank into the time in a sitting posture, and being unable to extricate himself before Assist- ance arrived, the burning effects of the liquid pene- trated the lower ext-reineties of his body, and con- sumed vital parts. He was removed in great agony, and died on Tuesday from the injuries received.
THE VISIT OF PENRY WILLIAMS TO HIS NATIVE PLACE. It is now thirty-two) ears since Penry Williams, the painter of Rome, and the friend and sole executor of Gibson, the great sculptor, visited Merthyr, his native place. Since that period there has been in Merthyr « great change, and the painter himself too is not a little changed in years, in vigour, in health, and in fame. Go where you will amongst ash and ash-pits, no name is better known than that of Penry Williams. He was the trusted and valued friend of Gibson. Both lived out nearly all their lives at Rome one representing sculpture, the other painting. There were no two studios in the great city of the Occurs more frequented than theirs. Both were—and the one is still—the most shy and the most retiring of men. They followed their art for art's sake. They sought for neither wealth nor fame yet wealth and fame came to them. They were both singularly alike in this, and no wonder, for both were Welshmen—the one born at Con way, the other at Merthyr. The one had for his father a sign painter, the other a common gardener. The one died a Royal Academician the other is still plain, retiring Penry Willirfms, who does not chco-ie to go through tho". forms, without which, as in po >r Haydn's cas?, mem- bership with the Academy is impossible. In fact, except on the rarest occasions, he will not "exhibit"; but whenever a picture of his does get into the Academy, the valueset on it hy the Royal Academicians is plainly shown from the pride of place in which it is invariably hung. The last sent by him was six years ago, and we shall never forget the glowing beauty of it. It attracted our notice first from its wonderful merits, and when we saw that it was the veritable work of a Merthyr man, "our last love gained much upon our first." It was a harvest scene in the Campagna, outside of Rome. There is a small picture of his in the Academy this year, but it is not sent by him. It is there only as part of the effects left by Gibson to the nation, having been his property at the time of his death. If anyone asks, therefore, how it is that Penry Williams is not a Royal Academician ? here is the answer: He will not exhibit. He does not choose to comply with the forms that the Academicians demand of those who are candidates for their honours, and he may rest well content with the lot already assigned to him. The mere R.A. added to his name would add nothing to his fame. That fame is increasing every day. His pictures fetch a large price whenever they are to be met with, and there is no representative gallery ever held in the world, without his pictures occupying a pro- minent. place in it. It was so at the Paris Exhibition of 1855, when the idea was first sorted then at Dublin then at Manchester; then in London in 1862; and last of all again at Paris in 1867. And it need hardly be observed that at South Kensington are to be seen any day in the year some of his choicest works. Now, when it was known that such a man, as this, had arrived in Merthyr last week, and would be pro- bably here for the last time of his life, there was a general wi.-h among all parties, higll and low, to show him some token of respect, in the most public and honourable way they cnuidi Con-cquentiy a deputa- tion waited upon him Oil Saumi»y 10 inform him of the genera! feeling of the town, and tendering to him on behalf of their fellow-townsmen, an invitation toO a public dinner at the Castle. He received them very graciously, and was evidently pleased with the com- pliment paid to him that he felt it deeply but that he was no public man that such an event was altoge- ther contrary to his habits though he could not but appreciate, anù that most warmly', the kindness of bia old fellow-townsmen. Seeing that a refusal was coming the deputation urged him not to give a. final answer then but to wait uiuil Monday and that all they understood his stay would be very short, that would give them time enough to prepare the dinner, if their invitation were accepted. The deputation then withdrew. We regret, however, now to say that the Rector received on Monday morning a letter from him of which the following is an exact copy To the Rev. John Gritiith, Rector, Charles James, and C. Matthews, Esqrs. "Gentlemen,—It is a matter of the greatest satisfac- tion to me to find, that I have so many, and such gocid friends at Merthyr, oil my return to my native place, after an absence of so many years. I feel highly flattered and honoured by your kind invitation to a public dinner, the which, however, I hope you will allow me respectfully to decline, and this, be assured, is from no want of due appreciation of your friendly and highly complimentary intentions. You must know, in few words, that I am what is termed in society, a shy and retiring man, and suffer much from a nervous timidity. This weakness is brought ou to excess by any excitement, such as quite incapacitates me to address a numerous party, even of friends, with any becoming dignity. I pray you to forgive an apparent, but truly unin- tentional rudeness: and allow me to remain, your grateful and ever obliged servant, ° PENRY WILLIAMS. "Castle Hotel, Merthyr Tydvil, 11th July, 1869." That is the man all over. The very shyness that causes him to shrink from the ovation which his fellow-townsmen would be too proud, if permitted, to award to him, has kept from him, for reasons already stated, the highest honours which his pro- fession has to bestow. We have said that it is thirty-two years since Penry Williams was last in Merthyr. During the whole of that period, and before, he has been living at Rome, the inseparable companion of his fellow-countryman and fellow-artist, Gibson. Once only in that in- terval has he visited England, we believe; and that was three years ago, when he came over as Gibson'g executor to hand over to the nation the unrivalled treasures of art, left by the great sculptor. Part of his business then was something of the same nature as that which has now brought him to Merthyr. It was to put up a tomb in Conway Church in memory of Gibson. The inscription on that tomb was written by Lord Lytton, who dedicated to Gibson his famous novel of Zanoni. It is to put up a tomb in memory of his father and mother that Penry Williams ia among us now. The tomb is placed in the chancel of the old Parish Church of Merthyr. It was sculptured in Rome, and it is the more interesting that it is a fac-simile of that put up in memory of Gibson. We can only add, may it be a long time before any one shall be called upon to do a similar act for himself; and may he go back to Rome fully aseured that the good wishes of all, both rich and poor in Merthyr, ge heartily with him.
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At the Bame time he disclaimed altogether the praise of having been actively instrumental in the carrying out this mighty work. The praise was entirely due to the Dean and Chapter, and what was due to himself was simply encouraging them in their work. It was recorded of one of the Roman Emperors-be thought it was Augustus-thai be said, "I found Rome built of brick, I have left it built of marble." He thought that a similar expression might be made with regard to Llandaff. During the last twenty years they had seen their cathedral restored, and they had also seen a number of beautiful buildings and public works exe- cuted, which had given a totally different character to the whole city. For instance, there was this noble in- stitution in which this entertainment had been given to-day. Here they had an institution for providing female education, and in which they had at that moment thirty girls educated, boarded, and clothed, and entirely without expense to themselves. Then they had thirty more educated at a small expense and they had also a provision in the scheme of the institu- tion which enabled them to take as many day pupils as they chose for the purpose of giving them a really sound and good education. He conceived that this was a boon conferred not only on Llandaff, or on the diocese, or on the whole of South Wales, but upon the country at large. (Applause.) Besides this they had had the deanery rebuilt, a canonry built, and two minor canonries built also. The registry, and various other buildings in connection with the ecclesiastical re- quirements of the diocese had also been erected. These justified him, he thought, in making the remark he did with respect to Llandaff. (Cheers.) Mr. G. T. CLARK next proposed The Ladies." It was a toast, he said, somewhat out of order, but was never out of place in such an assemblage as the present, where the work of church restoration and embellish- ment depended so much on them. And there was no religion in which they filled such an important position as in the Christian religion. He coupled with the toast the names of Mrs. Ollivant and Mrs. Williams. The BISHOP of LLANDAFF responded on behalf of the ladies. Archdeacon BLOSSE proposed the health of tbeir diocesan architect. He paid a very high compliment to Mr. Prichard, and said that tho beauty of their cathedral was entirely due to his great skill and energy. When the Chapter of Llandaff went to look for skill to carry out the work of restoration, they did not go abroad as their predecessors had done and secure the services of Mr. Woods, of Bath, but they found one in their own diocese possessed of the skill, the energy, and the ability to carry out their undertaking. Mr. Prichard had evinced the greatest ability in closely following out the few details that were left in the old ruins of the original structure. He had followed out closely, in every possible way, the old building, with the exception of one tower for which no type was left, and which he had, therefore, treated more freely, and on this he had exercised his own great skill. The style was somewhat different to the rest of the building, but yet everything was in harmony with it. Mr. Prichard cotninenced the work, and had carried it on with the greatest zeal and with the greatest care, and in this work he had been ably seconded by the contractor. In this case also they did not go to Bath for what they wanted, but they found in their own parish a contractor ready and willing to execute the work. He had worked under a very hard taskmaster, for he well knew that Mr. Prichard would not pass any but the best work. The contractor carried on the work with a liberal spirit, and a liberal hand. His fame was at that time more limited, but now he had become more celebrated, and he had received contracts from one part of the king- dom to the other. He thought the contractor might look throughout the length and breadth of England, and he would look on their cathedral as one of the best pieces of work executed by him. He con- cluded by proposing the health of Mr. Prichard, and at the same time thanking him for the skill and energy displayed by him not only in the restoration of the cathedral, but also in the care and attention he had paid to the work from beginning to end. Mr. PRICHARD in his reply said—My lords, ladies, and gentemen, those of you who may be familiar with my antecedents can form some notion of the feelings that animate me on this occasion, when we are met to commemorate, if not the last, yet what may be well called the crowning feature of the restoration of our cathedral, a work upon which I have been engaged for a large portion of my life, and off and on for the whole of my professional career, and to which I am tied by many old and valued associations, a combina- tion of circumstances well calculated to induce me, if any such inducement were necessary, to devote to the task all the ca.re, zeal, and skill that I could com- mand; and having done so, it is a matter of the deepest gratification to me to and that not only those most closely and intimately connected with the work have expressed their high approval of it, but as far as I can gather that that sentiment is endorsed by so large and so intelligent an assembly as the one I now have the honour to address. Such a fact is not only most encouraging and deeply gratifying, but it is also an immense relief to me, for believe me it was no small responsibility to add a single line to that beautiful western gable, neither was it a small re- sponsibility to spend large sums of other people's money, neither was it a small responsibility to become, in however humble a degree, the representative of an epoeb, for it must be borne in mind that architecture is the handmaid of history that when deeds and documents have mouldered away, a work of so sub- stantial a character as the new south tower will still remain for centuries to come, for future genera- tions to ponder over its lines, and to estimate to some extent the amount of the civilization of this our day. Looking at the matter from that point of view, I cannot but rejoice to think that I am not permitted to stand alone, but that my humble efforts are approved and as it were ratified by this large concourse of intelligent person's, I should be want- ing in gratitude and generosity were I not to avail myself of this public occasion to express my heart- felt thanks to his Lordship, who presides as a tower of strength over this diocese, for that uniform kind- ness I have always received at his hands ever since I have bad the honour and the privilege of his ac- quaintance; and it is equally incumbent on me to express my gratitude to my friend the Dean, for his kind forbearance of what I fear I must call my fre- quent waywardness and many shortcomings. Neither must I forget to acknowledge my indebtedness to Mr. Williams, the contractor, not so much for the goodness of his work, excellent as it is, for in that respect I left him without an alternative, as for the sympathetic, liberal, and intelligent spirit in which he executed my design. And I am sure you will all rejoice with me to hear that the conduct of his work- men from beginning to end was of so exemplary a character as to denote in no uncertain manner rapid moral improvement among our artisans as a class. I beg to thank you for the kind and flattering manner in which you have received the toast. (Applause.) Mr. HOWEL GWYN regretted that an opportunity had not been taken at an earlier hour of the meeting to propose the health of a gentleman who had been one t-of the chief movers in the undertaking, and he would not have taken upon himself to have done it now but he had waited for some person more able than himself to do it, and he felt that it would not-do to allow the important meeting they had had that day to break up without proposing the health of a gentleman, and tendering their hearty thanks to him for the im- portant position he had occupied that day, and the high position he had taken in promoting the move- ment, and not only in the restoration o-f their cathe- dral, but in promoting and building and enlarging the churches, schools, and the residences of the clergy in this diocese. That gentleman had employed a very large amount time in the improvement of the dio- cese. He had lived in it a great many years, and he cofild look back with satisfaction at what had been dooe in it during the last quarter of a century. Twenty years ago he called the whole county together at a most memorable meeting that was held at Bridg- end* and laid before them the destitute state of the diocese, and he urged the company by every .means in his power to do what they could to promote its spiritual welfare. He was speaking then in the presenee of many of the clergy who must have known what their Dean bad done for this diocese, and how on that memorable day at Bridgend, 20 years ago, he so laid before the people the destitute state of the diocese, that at that single meeting the turn of £5,000 was subscribed towards carrying into effect his recommendations. Since that the society had gone on—he meant the Llandaff Church Extension Society—and had done a very large amount of good, but it had gone on until he believed now its funds were almost exhausted. Look around them, and let them see the large number of churches that had been ereeted, the large number of schools that had been built. A few years like this and their funds soon became nearly exhausted, when another appeal was made by the Dean, and that appeal was attended with good results throughout the diocese—attended with such results that at the present time they could thank God that they had been able to do so much. He bagged to pro- pose to them the health of the Dean of Llandaff. (Applause.) The CHAIRMAN, in reply, said Ladies and gentle- men—It has been well said that small troubles find large expressions, and this is true with regard to our feeiings, and if I felt less I should take more words to express my gratitude to you. To me this day has been one of great satisfaction. We have seen again amongst us the Bishop of Oxford, we have seen the great work accomplished, and for myself I have no fear, be the fate of the Church what it may, that you will ever suffer that Cathedral again to fall into ruins. But if that day should ever come, I for one should not, and I am sure you would not, grudge one farthing that has been spent on its restoration. If, at some distant day, Macaulay's fabulous New Zealander, when he had stood upon the broken bridge that once spanned the broad waters of the Thames, and sketched the ruins of St. Paul a, within whose Holy precincts lie Ashes which make it holier, dust which is Even in itself an immortality, were to travel on and view from the narrow arch that spans our litttestreamandour lowlier structure (if it be so) again a mouldering ruin, he will doubtless find ser- mons in stones. He will learn that there have been men amongst us in the smallest as well as in the largest city of the land, who had learnt to honour God with their bravest and their best. And may he not carry away something of this spirit, and returning to his own distant land, seek to raise there a temple in its beauty and proportions meet for the service of our God ?—catching from us, as we have caught from the relic of an elder day, a taste and grace in religious art which had been well nigh lost amongst us. And what will be the thoughts of these who have broken down our carved works, with axes and hammers, or left again the elements to work their will upon our roofless walls? Will they not be something akin to the feelings of those of my kind and impulsive friend, Dean Conybeare, who, when I took him to see the remains of the Abbey of Llanthony, in that mood half-serious, half-playful, which those who knew him as I did so well reo collect, paced round the broken walls, and pausing at each angle to the astonishment of the guide recited a Latin Litany of his own anathemizing Henry VIII. (whom Froude had not white-washed for him), with his minister, Cromwell, and those greedy and profligate courtiers who had wasted in riot and de- bauchery houses and lands once given for pious and charitable uses, and had left the dwellers in the lonely valley of the Honddu to worship to this very day in a sordid building adjoining to the splendid ruins, scarcely distinguishable from the barn and stables amidst which it stands. Let the New Zealander, whenever he may, come and judge between us, and for myself I would say Bit anima mea, "With the repairer of the breach," with those who have built up the old waste places, and not with the Iconoclasts of the 19th or any other cen- tury. My friend Archdeacon Blosse and my friend Mr. Prichard have both spoken respecting the restora- tion of this grand structure. I may say that I have not travelled on with the spirit of the age. I lag behind the times. I have not imbibed the universal philanthropy which distinguishes the questioner of Canning's Weary knife grinder." Nor have I attained to those high and philosophical views whieh take no thought of kindred or of country. I belong to the simple people, who in their charities and bequests cared for those who were connected with them, and some special ties, and therefore I rejoice that our ar- chitect is the son of our late excellent minor canon Mr. Prichard I rejoice too that our contractor is a native of our own diocese and the one in the excellence of his design, and the other in the faithfulness of its execu- tion, haveshown that Welshmen need not go out of Wales if they waut men toexecute their work well (cheers.) i find peculiar pleasure in bearing this testimony to our contractor to day, because he has been accompanied into this room by a relative who has come back from a distant, I will not say a foreign, land to fill the honourable office of consul to the United States at Cardiff. His presence is a personal proof that Welshmen abroad as well as Welshmen at home can hold their own against the world. I can only again heartily thank you for the manner in which you have received my name, and to thank you also for the cordial support iu this great work that I have always received at your hands. Never had I to stop for one moment, and since that. work has been begun, £ 20,00') or thereabouts have I received from the clergy and the laity, who have indeed worked together with one heart and hand to produce such results as we have" seen to-day. The Dean sat down amidst loud applause, and the company soon after left the hall. THE EVENING SERVICE. The Lord Bishop of Bangor preached the sermon in the evening, from John iv. 23—" But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shail worship the Father in spirit and in truth for the Father seeketh such to worship Him." No collection was made. WEDNESDAY. TREAT TO THE POOR CHILDRENATLLANDAFF. To celebrate the opening of the Cathedral and to leave a memento of that event among the poor, the Dean kindly invited all the poor children of Llandaff to a tea at Howell's School on Wednesday afternoon. A very large number of children attended, and were provided with tea, cake, &c. Their wants were attended to by Mrs. Ollivant, Miss Ollivant, the Rev. R. T. Williams, Alexander Bassett, Esq., Mr. White, the steward of the schools, and a number of other ladies and gentlemen. At the conclusion of tlie tea the children repaired to the large play-ground to the north of the school, where a number of rustic games were improvised for the occasion, foot-racing, jumping in Sacks, &c. Some of the visitors enjoyed a stroll through the grounds and gardens attached to the school. Here everything appeared in the most beauti- ful order. The beds by the side of the walks were resplendent with flowers, while not a single weed was allowed to show its head anywhere. The kitchen gar. den is stocked with a great variety of vegetables, while the lawn and flower beds rival in beauty the grounds in front of many gentlemen's mansions. The happiness of the children was abundantly evident in their shouts of glee as some fresh game was introduced for their amusement. The happy party could only be induced to leave the beautiful spot when the shades of evening closed upon them.