MONMOUTH RACES. J This annual gathering came off last Thursday and 7'. wea*her was very fine, and the sport brilliant. There was on the course a great number the carriages of the elite of this and neighbouring countio'? There was also present a great number of sporting gP: tlemen from a distance, and a large attendance of otbjj pleasure seekers. There was a great improvement in and about the course. The results of the first da^ racing were as follows :— THE MONMOUTHSHIRE STAKES, of 10 sovs. each, 5 W feit, and only 3 if declared, &c. £ 40 added. OM mile seven furlongs, over the new course. Lord de Mauley's b.c. Cotswold, 4 yrs I Mr. Smith's b.g. Tinwald, 3 yrs THE LADIES' PLATE, (A handicap for all a^es,) of £$ given by the Ladies of Monmouthshire and neighboitfl hood. One mile one furlone. i Mr. Parr's gr. c. Childrey, 2 yrs | Lord de Mauley's b.c. Cotswold, 4 yrs | Mr. Jarvis's b.c. Van Eyck, 4 yrs *'§ Mr. K J. Southby's b.f. Cara Fatima, 3 yrs. J THE TR°Y PLATE (gentlemen riders) of £ 2-5, added W a Handicap Sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each. One mi" and a half.. t Mr. Smith's b. g. Tinwald, 3 yrs Mr. S. Williams's b. c. Malacca, 4 yrs t Lord Clifden's br. h. Alembic, 6 yrs ^2; THE COUNTY MEMBERS' PLATE (handicap) of given bv O. Morgan, Esq., M.P., and Col. Somerset M.P., added to a sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each. mile. J Mr. Southby's b. c. Leo, 3 yrs jjj Mr. S. Williams' Lucca della Robbia, 2 yrs. J THE MOXNOW STAKES, of 3 sovs. each, and 15 add Heats, one mile and a half. i; Mr. Samuel's b.h. Dogberry, 4 yrs J Mr. Stinton s b.f. filly by Weatherbit—Mangosteen, h 3 years 8
I' BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. LONDON CORN MARKET-FRIDAY. M English wheat brings Monday's prices bnt not no11? business doing. Full prices asked for foreign and 1^1 chases limited. Flour trade slow, value unaltered. ^2 plentiful at 6d. and Is below last Monday. Barley and rather cheaper. Malt trade quiet. Beans and pvj wanted, rates fully as high. 11.' METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.—FRID^J Trade slow at Monday's prices. Beef, 4s. to 9s.; 10 ton, 4s. to 5s. 6J.: veal, 4s. to 5s.; pork, 4s. 10d« 5s. lOd. ? 5s. lOd. LIVERPOOL CORN MARKET—FRIDAY. A Moderate attendance this morning. Wheat dull Jt Tuesday's prices. Flour slow and rather easier. 0*2 oatmeal, beans and peas in retail request at late Indian corn dull, value unchanged. t WAKEFIELD CORN MARKET.—FRIDW. i Wheat is held for last Friday's rates, but tLe slow except for choice parceU. Barley in fair other sorts dull, and Is. lower j no change in other arti^g'
titrtbs. On the 18th inst., at 19. Grosvenor-place, the Lt Raglan, of a son. On the 17th inst., at Pendilo Amroth, South Wal Mrs. Henry Brown, of a daughter. On he 16th inst., at Cardiff, the wife Of W. Chat Luard, Esq., of a daughter. On the 13th inst., Samuel Thomas Esq., Sgubor* Works, Aberdare, of a son. jWarriagw. On tho 17th inst., at S. George's, Hanover-square, the Rev. F. Llewellyn Lloyd, B.D., Senior Fellow °\ John's College, Cambridge, Edward Lloyd, Esq., of Suffolk-place, Pall-mall, and of Ty-yn-y-Rbyl, Fit shire, to Matilda Susannah Williams, of Castella and Ab pergwm, of the late W. Williams, Esq. of Aberperg4^ both in the county of Glamorgan. On the 24th inst., at Dock-street chapel, by the It< James Wennard, Wesleyan Reform minister, Eliza.be youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Allen, Chain-m^ Newport, to Mr. John Goldsworthy, Crumlin. On the 15th inst., Mr. Joseph Bourdock, son of ] Bourdock, contractor, to Miss Mary Ann Fowler. On the 17th instant, at Egiwysilan Church, Glamorgj shire, by the Rev. Edmund Leigh, vicar of Bed well Monmouthshire, brother of the bride, Joseph Jacksi Esq., civil engineer, Gwaingledr, Glamorganshire, Elizabeth, third daughter of the Rev. William L,4 vicar of Eglwvsilan. Deaths. On the 23rd inst., Mr. George Masters, Wine mercW Newport, Monmouth, and Pontypool, aged 49 year1 deeply lamented by his afflicted wife, and family, sinc rely regretted, by a large circle of friends, acquaintances. Wrecked in the bark Fame, in September, 1856, on voyage home from Queles, Augustus, fifth son of the Rev. James Yorath. On the 22nd inst., at Newport, Elizabeth, infant < of Mr. James Cappella, Commercial-street. On the 13th inst., at No. 8, St. Agnes Villas, Bay. London, the Right Hon. Henry David Stewart Er Earl of Buchan. j On the 10th inst., at Cheltenham, Caro! e. relict w late Herbert Holt, Esq., of Crassfieid, Lancashire. hir Newport and Cardiff, Saturday, Seji/r.inher M, ISJpI Printed for the Proprietor, EDWARD I'JUWLINU, >Y(M Pleasant, Hill-street, in the Borough of by V, CHRISTOPHERS, of No. 7, Comip"' ¡č Bora-.igh and published at the fjenowl Ptr,rtinwH§ No. 15, Commerail-stwet Nevwrtj at Si itt. street Canti$I
THE LATE MURDER IN LEIGH WOO APPREHENSION OF THE MURDERER. 3 The perpetrator of this horrible deed was captured Wednesday evening at Trellick, near Monmouth. B name is Charles or Arthur Crumb, and he was formerly labourer in the parish of Shirenewton, near Chepsto* H is age is about 27 The name of the decased is Chariot Pugh. At present the nature of the connection betWC the prisoner and the deceased has not been revealed. J* was conveyed to Bristol Gaol on Thursday evening.
LATEST NEWS. MERLiy OFFICE, Friday, 5 p.r»< EAST INDIA AND CHINA MAILS., ARRIVAL OF THE COLOMBO. SOUTHAMPTON, THURSDAY MORNING.—The st ship Colombo has arrived with the heavy portion of tjjj East India, China, and Australian mails, 184 passenge £4800 in specie, and a full cargo of silks, &c. A the passengers are Col. Lennox, wife, and daughter. colonel belonged to the 22d Regiment at Fyzebad, Oude only a serjeant of Artillery and the colonel caped. A lady, who escaped from Delhi with ft* children and a dog, also comes home in this vessel. fugitives report being all well treated by the merch at Calcutta, and supplied with money to send thenrtM immediately on the Colombo's arrival. Captain received a letter from the Relief Fund Commit through the Peninsular and Oriental Company, aut rising him to render the passengers every relief assistance. THE IJTDIAX MUTINIES.—RELIEF FUND-We happy to be able to announce that the Sublime Porte instructed its ambassador in London to forward to Right Hon. the Lord Mayor the sum of £1000 as Sultan's donation to the fund for the relief of the sufi by the mutinies in India. The importance of this e pression of sympathy from the acknowledged head of Mahomedan religion will be at once perceived. L A. paaic is.. raging at Calcutta. The inhabitants .enmlmg aw-ay thftr quiwr possible- IS reported that Lucknow has ranen, and another JI2 ere taken place. There are no troops now at Ceylon, in the M 1iurid [ except Malays and Sepoys. The Steele and the other French papers ar« mencing a rather ominous discussion, which we no''v without in the slightest degree impugning the and chivalrous feeling of love to this country, tained by the French Emperor. The time, we are t<W has arrived for making a revision of the map of EurOpJj and, cf course, deranging the European settlement 181-5. J; RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—An awful accident occurred Thursday on the Great Northern Railway, to the expr^ train from Manchester to London. The train passed i ford station at about the right time, and had proceed** nearly two miles further, when in running over viaduct which crosses the Newark and Tuxford something gave way,—it is supposed an axle,—the gine became detached from the carriages and forward, while the vehicles separated in two divisio^ the first of which heeled over the embankment on south side of the viaduct, while the hinder portion the train fell down with a tremendous crash on the tul?| pike road below. Four passengers were killed spot, among whom is the Hon. W. M. Windsor brother to the Hon. Robert Clivc, M.P, A number *1 others are not expected to survive. The head of of the ladies killed was crushed quite flat; the another was cut in two from top to bottom. A jj man s boot, wet with blood, was seen on the road, had been cut off, A newspaper, smeared with blo^'i was also found. Numerous articles belonging to passengers were picked up, and forwarded to Retford-
Jand jjfntelUgeace. MARRIAGE IN HIGII LIFE.—We understand that Monday next is the day appointed for the marriage of Miss Georgina Morgan, fifth daughter of Sir Charles Morgm Bart., of Tredegar Park. The youthful fair one is to be led to the altar by Lord Francis Conyngham, second son of the Marquis of Conyngham, of Slane Castle, county of Meith. The ceremony will take place at Bassaleg Church. HARVEST HOME.—On "Wednesday evening last, the workmen employed on Tredegar Park Home Farm ware, through the liberality of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., invited to an excellent supper, iu OQe °f the spa- cious barns at Tredegar Park, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion. The company asserabled at seven o'clock, and after partaking of an excellent supper, the cloth was removed, when the usual loyal toasts were drank, followed by the healths of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., Lady Morgan, Godfrey C. Morgan, Esq., Miss Morgan, coupled with the health of Lord Francis Conyug- ham, with a hearty wish that their approaching union may be a happy one. The healths of Capt. Frederick C. Morgan and the younger members of Sir Charles's family, were also severally drunk with honours, amid enthusiastic cheering. During the evening some excellent songs were tang. 1fIB. JO FIX FROST.—We have received the following letter from the Mayor, Chas. Lyne, Esq., with re- ference to the recent lectures delivered by Mr. John Frost: -On perusing the local papers of to-day I observe that at Mr. Frost's lectures, on Monday and Tuesday last, at the Town-hall, an impression prevailed that I had pro- mised to preside, whereas the contrary is the case. On Saturday, the 12th instant, the day after my return home, after an absence of ten days, I received a bill, (the first I had either seen or heard of,) announcing that the Mayor had consented to preside at the said lectures, whereupon I immediately wrote to the gentleman who had forwarded me the above bill, desiring that my name might be at once withdrawn from the placards and advertisements, and at the same time expressing great surprise that it should have been inserted without my consent. To this I re- ceived a reply, the purport of which was, that had it not been understood that I had consented to preside, on no account would my name have been put on the bills Now- port, Sept. 19, 1857. -P.S.—I may observe that my note of Saturday the 12th was missent, and did not reach its destination till Monday, instead of Sunday." NEWPORT COUNTY COURT BUSINESS.-The business of our County Court, as will be seen from our impression of to-day, has been very heavy this month. His Honour, J. M. Herbert, Esq., after sitting two diys the previous week, was obliged to hold another court on Saturday, which was again adjourned till Tuesday. This was in consequence of a reference case," removed from the Queen's Bench to the Newport Court, under a recent Act of Parliament, which empowers the judges of the superior courts to rafer cases involving matters of accounts to the arbitration of the local judge. This arrangement will have the effect of saving litigants a de >1 of time and money, but also of increasing very materially the already arduous duties of County Court Judges. With reference to the case just adverted to, there seems some doubt in the minds of the legal gentleman whether it ought ever to have been sent down at all, as it certainly is not simply a question of accounts, but one of contract, and other points of an intricate nature. Our excellent judge, however, after transacting the business of the Usk Court on Tuesday, came to Newport and gave an evening, or rather a night sitting, of about five hours, for the purpose of concluding the evidence in the case, and he deferred his award. We present a sufficiently copious report in another place. TEMPERANCE CONCERT.-It is a feature of some interest in the affairs of the Pillgwenlly Working Men's Association, that they succeed in securing the sym- pathy of their neighbours to a very satisfactory extent. We recently recorded that a number of persons had con- tributed towards the formation of a library for the society, and we now have the pleasure of stating that the Tem- perance Choir of Newport have kindly lent their aid for the same praiseworthy obj°ct. On Tuesday evening last, in pursuance of an arrangement between the committees of the two societies, a Concert, yclept "The People's"—the admission being at the uniform rate of sixpence-was given by the Temperance Choir, at their Hall, in Llanarth-street -the proceeds to be applied in aid of the Library fund of the Pill Association before mentioned. There was a tolerably numerous attendance, but the room was not full. The Choir-conductor, Mr. Jenkins, grocer, of George- street-wao well up to the work, with the exception of an indistinctness of expression on the part of the bass singers, and a weakness in one of the other choral divisions. The harmony, however, was unexceptionable. The programme embraced a number of the moat popular glees, duets, &c., and, were it in keeping to do so, we would mention, with much commendation, the names of the two young ladies to whom the performance of the duets was entrusted. Mr. Perren was the accompanist, and discharged his duty with considerable taste. The audience were evidently much pleased with the entire performance, and two or three pieces were encored. There were two brief intervals ap- pointed, during which addresses were de ivered. Mr. F. Robartspresided.—Upon the above subject a correspondent writes On Tuesday evening the choir of the Newport Temperance Society gave a concert, in their hall, for the benefit of the Pillgwenlly Society's library. This being an unsolicited act of kindness on the part of the Temperance Society, the committee of the Working Mens' Institute appreciate it most highly. The proceeds of the concert will add many volumes to those already purchased and given. Through the liberality of the friends of the work- ing classes; upwards of two hundred volumes have been provided against the 1st of Octobcr, (quarter day); and from a hundred to a hundred and fifty additional books will be ready for circulation inthe course of a few days. SINGULAR ESCAPE.—A very singular escape from what might have been a serious accident occurred on Saturday last. A man named Edward Palmer, was engaged in the hold of a vessel, loading her with iron, at the Rhym- ney wharf, when the man on the stage let fall, accidentally, a bar of iron, weighing four cwt. It fell into the hold, tore away Palmer's brace and the waistband of his trowsers, but not injuring his person in the slightest. He was, of course, much frightened, but had reason to be grateful for his extraordinary escape. THE MORMONS IN NEWPORT.—The exertions which are now being made by the Mormons in this town to circulate their dangerous and demoralising principles, Call for some active counter exertions on the part of our religious friends. Street preaching on Sunday evenings is becoming common, and last week several men were vehe- mently crying out for converts till 10 and 11 at night. Baneswell seems to be the favourite spot selected by these mistaken men for the field of their labours, probably because the place, being out of the limits of the borough, is less under the surveillance of the police, and they are liable to less interruption. Certain it is, that hundreds of Mormon tracts are now being given to the poorer classes, and seductive promises are held oat to those who will embrace the creed of a low impostor. It would not be agreeable to find a colony of Mormons growing up about the town, nor would parents be pleased to find their daughters going to swell the list of deceived and suffering women at Utah A few timely discourses in our churches and chapels would be of great service, and if the same means were taken to administer the antidote as are adopted to spread the poison—namely, by preaching in the public street*—the good would be still further increased. We trust that whatever measures are adoptsd, the subject will not be utterly lost sight of. A LARGE PARSNIP.In times when news is scarce, every reader of a newspaper knows what quantities of enormous gooseberries and gigantic potatoes are found. This light kind of reading has unfortunately gone into disrepute, and "wolf!" has been cried out so often that even when the genuine animal appears, no one believes in it. We shall be readily credited, however, when we state that dearth of news is not our reason for mentioning a parsnip, recently grown and exhibited in this town, which measures no less than 15 inches in diameter. The size is sufficiently singular to deserve notice, and it has been pro- duced in the garden of Mr. Robertson, Stow-bill. MELANCHOLY & FATAL ACCIDENT—We regret '3 to record the intelligence to-day of a sad accident which occurred on Monday evening last, to an old inhabitant of this town, Mr. George Masters, spmt-meicuaiit. On the evaniug named, the unfortunate gentleman was driving homeward from Caerleon in a gig. The vehicle, it is said, was drawn by a young horse, and on nearing the turnpike-gate at Newport, the animal became restive, and dashing suddenly forward, brought the gig into contact with the gate. The concussion was very violent, and Mr. Masters was. in consequence, thrown from his seat. He received several severe contusions on the head, and it was reported that his collar-bone was broken, but sub- sequent occurrences lead us to suppose this could not be the fact. Upon his return home, he does not appear to have considered his injuries of so severe a character as as they really were, and was even able to undress himself and retire to bed. No medical assistance was called in, but on the following morning the family became alarmed at his not appearing down stairs. Mrs. Masters went to him. and found him in a fit, though how long he had been in that state is uncertain and Mr. R p. Woollett, surgeon, was immediately aent for and afforded the sufferer all the assistance which lay m his poWer. Not. withstanding everv however, Mr. Masters only WttttSiMiaing ever. ftnin when he expired, wi lingered till Wednesday eveniu0. r «.\ve cannot but deplore the loss which rnann^-3 have sustained in so sudden and a » Fridav An inquest on the body was to have b^e coroner morning, but owing to some inadvertence, the coroner did not arrive at the time expected.. MR. FORREST'S ENTERTAINMENT.—During tnis week large audiences have assembled at the Town Hall, for the purpose of witnessing the panoramas exhibited by Mr. H. C. Forrest. The promises of a quantity of free gifts being distributed, were an additional attraction, and we are bound to say that the distribution was conducted with perfect fairness and good faith. The gainers of the more va- luable prizes were requested by Mr. Wharton, who conducts this part of the proceedings, to give him their names and addresses, and on each evening he read them aloud to the audience. There can be no doubt of the bond fide nature of th3se gifts," and every person who pays his money at the door stands a chance of gaining them. With regard to the panorama, we have only to say that the scenes are capitally painted, and the illustrative comments by Mr. Henry Von, are interesting, without being tedious. This gentleman also sings several songs in the course of the even- ing. Thus a very pleasant melange is prepared for the amusement of visitors, and it is impossible for any one to witness the various performances without being perfectly wall satisfied with the investment of his shilling or six- pence. Mr. Forreat and his company remain at the Town Hall during the ensuing week, and will doubtless have numerous fresh faces around them. Other valuable gifts AT* to be beetowod,—See advertitement,
THE SUFFERERS IN THE INDIAN MUTINY. We announced last week that a requisition was in pre- paration for the purpose of convening a meeting in Newport on behalf of our unfortunate countrymen in India. Most influential names were soon affixed to the document, and the Mayor, Charles Lyne, Esq., lost no time in calling a meeting together. Thursday evening was the period chosen, and the hour fixed was eight o'clock. At that time, however, only two or three per- sons were present, and not many symptoms of a large audience were visible. In consequeace of Mr. Forrest's Panorama being on exhibition in the upper room, the police court was called into use, and in the course of the evening it became tolerably well filled. Among the company present were-the High Sheriff, T. Gratrex, Esq.; the Mayor, Charles Lyne, Esq. J. C. Lee, Esq.; the Rev. E. Hawkins, Vicar; the Rev. J. T. Wrenford; the Rev. T. Oilman the Rev. D. F. Sun- derland, of the National Temperance League; Mr. Alderman Evans, Mr. Campbell, Mr. Partridge, Mr. Woollett, &c., &c. The Mayor, who occupied the chair, opened the pro- ceedings by referring to the object for which the meet- ing was called. He had had some doubts in his mind, before he received the requisition, whether he should not undertake the responsibility of calling a meeting himself, but it was far more congenial to his feelings to be requested to do so by the inhabitants of the town. Never in the annals of our country had so much sympa- thy been expressed as in relation to the Indian Mutiny. Not only had this sympathy been expressed in England, but throughout the civilised world. (Cheers.) The horrors of war at any time were dreadful to contemplate, but the horrors attending this war were doubly increased. Those whom we have fostered—whom we have nursed have turned upon us, and committed the greatest atroci- ties it was possible for human power to inflict. He thought that had the governmeot of this country dealt with the natives of India as they had with the inhabitants of this country, this mutiny would not have occurred. (Cheers.) But they were not there to complain of this government or that government. They were met to express sympathy with their suffering countrymen and countrywomen who were exposed to the most dreadful atrocities. He apologised for the absence of several gentlemen who had promised to be present, among them Mr. Crawshay Bailey, M.P., but he had no doubt they would not be behind hand in their subscriptions. The High Sheriff briefly proposed the first resolution- That this meeting regards with grief and horror the atrocities which have marked the Indian Mutiny. He alluded to the fact of the requisition having been hurriedly drawn up, but he had no doubt that had more time been given it would have met with the support of all the inhabitants of Newport. (Cheers.) With regard to the origin of the mutiny-from whatever cause it may have arisen, whether from a religious or a political feeling -its results were too dreadful to think of with calmness. The atrocities committed on helpless women and chil- dren were a reproach to the whole of the human species. He was sure that large sums would be subscribed to- wards the relief of the unhappy sufferers. He said he would not trouble the audience with any further remarks. The Rev. J. T. Wrenford, seconded the resolution; Ho was sure the movement would be warmly taken up in this town. There was no necessity for a lengthened ad- dress on the subject; he remembered how cordially sub- scriptions had been entered into at Cardiff, at the time of the Crimean war, and he believed it was equally the case in Newport. (Cheers.) He hoped and believed that in the present matter quite as strong, if not stronger, sup- port would be given. The Vicar, the Rev. E. Hawkins, moved the second resolution, recommending subscription lists to be opened. He said the resolution required little advocacy. The subject which called it forth was one which filled their minds not only with sorrow, but with fear, and the strongest feelings human nature was susceptible of. The last accounts from India showed that a great extent of country—nearly the whole of the presidency of Bengal -was now in the hanrls of the mutineers. The accounts of the barbarities had been so harrowing, that he (the Vicar) had been obliged to put them by unread. There must have been some devilish fanaticism to urge men on to such fearful atrocities. (Cheers ) We could not un- derstand—thank God-the motives for such acts. They must have arisen from the origin of all evil, like other abominable crimes. There must be a retribution for these horrid crimes, and he hoped that those who had undertaken the work of vengeance would remember they were Christians —and more than that he could not say There must be a vengeance exacted, that he felt. (Cheers.) The use of meetings like the present was to show, not a sentimental, but a substantial sympathy, and that they were called upon to express at the present time. A de- termination must be awakened to do all we can to main- tain our friends in the position they occupy in India now. Those who are in power in this country must be assisted to maintain their -way. and anoenraged in their efforts to spread Christianity. Sympathy is not required for murdered sisters and women-they have been placed alike beyond the reach and necessity of it. But those who depended upon thorn were in need of our assistance. He had heard of one officer whom many of them would remember-Colonel Halifax-who had died from cholera under the walls of Delhi, leaving a wife and family un- protected. It was for such as these their sympathy was solicited, and he earnestly trusted generous contributions would be made. Mr. Alderman Evans seconded the resolution. Its worth, he said, must be felt by every one present. He was sorry that the meeting was not called in a more con- venient room, and he was sure a large audience would have assembled. (Hear.) He trusted that the substan- tial sympathy alluded to by the Vicar would be expressed. He communicated to the meeting the news of the arrival of a ship with the first batch of fugitives at Southampton, who are left without a farthing in the world, and that the Lord Mayor of London and Lady Mayoress, he was happy to say, had gone down to receive them and offer them assistance. (Loud cheers.) Mr. Partridge briefly moved the third resolution, ap- pointing a committee to carry out the objects of the meeting. He said he was unable to express his feelings, be had two sons himself in India and be handed a letter to the Chairman, received from one of them, giving some lc"ount of one of the massacres. .Mr. Phillips seconded the resolution unexpectedly. The Rev. T. Gilman said he had received a letter from Mr. Alderman Fiunis, detailing some particulars of the m issncres, and calling upon the town of Newport to aid in the work of getting up a subscription. He would only urge the audience to use their influence in swelling the list, in order that some money may be sent immediately. (Cheers.) The exigencies of the case required immediate relief. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Salter recommended the committee to take a wider field than Newport, and include the parishes four 3r five miles round. They could form themselves into iistrict committees, and materially increase the sub- icription. The Rev. E. Hawkins explained that this was already included in the resolutions. Mr. Moore expressed his approbation of the meeting, knd suggested that the Mayor and High Sheriff should itate what they meant to give. If the High Sheriff had said, when he made his speech, that he meant to give his B1000 or £50, it would have induced the meeting to sub- scribe also. He would give himself L2 2s. Mr. Evans, a workman, came forward as a working man to express his views on the subject. He would like to have seen more working men present, but he urged those who were in the room to give the movement their cordial support. He would give up one day's pay himself, and be hoped that every man in Newport would do the same. (Cheers.) Mr. Evans suggested that a volunteer corps should be formed out of the workmen of Newport, as it was impossible to say when the necessity for them would irise. The High Sheriff announced that the Mayor would re- ceive subscriptions, and proposed a voted of thanks to the worthy Mayor for his kindness in presiding. He was always willing to afford his assistance to the inhabitants. :Cheers.) The motion was immediately seconded, and carried unanimously. The Mayor returned thanks briefly for the compliment. He also expressed a hope that the High Sheriff would soon call a meeting for the county. Newport had always done its share-and Monmouthshire also-in affording assistance in cases where required, and he instanced the famine in Ireland and the Crimean War as examples of this generosity. In the latter instance he had canvassed for subscriptions from house to house, and he never took more pleasure in performing any duty than at that time. He trusted that on the present occasion the same system of house canvassing would be adopted. (Cheers.) No one refused to give something-the man who could not give a pound gave a shilling, and he who could not give a shil. ling gave sixpence, and even the widow gave her copper mite. (Cheers.) With regard to the present meeting, he sould only say that had he known the upper room was mgaged, he would have postponed convening it. He had fixed upon eight o'clock as the time because he wished to afford the opportunity of attendance to all classes-the gentleman, the tradesman, and the working man. (Cheers.) Several considerable sums have already been received or promised to the Mayor, and active steps will be imme- PTYT taken to increase the number of subscribers. Line resolutions will be found in an advertisement.]
PONTYPOOL. CHOLERA.. On Saturday last, Thomas Jones, of Pon- typool, a carpenter, aged 50, died from an attack of cholera. The deceased worked on the previous day at the house of C. 11. Leigh, Esq., Lord-Lieutenant of the County, and lived but a tew hours after the attack was first experienced. On Saturday, at tho Police Court, the Bench made close inquiries relative to the state of Jones's house, and were informed by the Surveyor that no impurity existed in the street or neighbourhood. The affair has created an unpleasant sensation in the town.
BRYNMAWR- ENGLISH WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual sermons in behalf of the above institution were preached on Sunday last. Three eloquent and impres- sive discourses were delivered by the Rev. Robert Dyson, of Pontypool. The congregation on each occa- sion was very large, and tfef collections good. Great credit is due to the teachers and choir in training the children, as the piecee spleottd for singing, gave geaeiftl jattifactioa.
PONTNEWYNYDD. MYSTBKIOUS DISAPPEARANCB.—One day last week a woman living at Pontnewynydd lost her little child sud- denly, and was thrown into great distress by the event. She inquired after the missing scion of her house of all her neighbours, but no one could give her any informa- tion. The child had not been seen. The water in the neighbourhood was searched-the fields and ditches were explored—but no tidings of the wanderer could be obtained. At last, some one suggested to the mother to examine her own house, and this advice being accepted, she went up stairs, and there, in the cradle, slept the unconscious cause of all this uproar.
BRECON BOARD OF HEALTH. The usual meeting of this Board took place on Monday last at the Town-hal!, present-David Thomas, Esq,, (Mayor,) Walter Maybery, Esq., and Messrs. T. B. Jones, and John Price. The minutes of the last Board having been read to the meeting by the clerk, a return of the number of county prisoners lodged in the borough station-house was sub- mitted to the meeting and discussed, but was ultimately ordered to stand over to the next council meeting. Mr. Farmer, the borough collector of taxes submitted a list of defaulters in payment of the Board of Health rate. He stated that he bad called upon the present defaulters many times during the last seven months, but without success. Mr. Maybery suggested that they should have one more chance; but on further enquiry it being found that the defaulters were all rated at £10, an order was granted to summon the parties, returnable on that day month. Mr. Price, after inspecting the list, said there were several well able to pay. Messrs. William Thomas, John Price, T. B. Jones, and Abel Powell were unanimously appointed to examine the police reports upon the quantity of gas consumed by public lights during the last quarter. THE PUMP IN BAILEYGLAK3 Mr. Price called the attention of the Board to the fact that this pump, which had been erected at considerable expense, was out of repair, and also to the filthy state of the water supplied from the well adjoining. He had re- ceived a communication from Mr. Armstrong, the sur- geon, who said it was quite unwholesome and unfit for drink by human beings, being nothing more than Mad- drell water from a filthy brook. Mr. Kirk denied this he had taken every means to discover this, and he dared swear that there was no water from Maddrell going into the well. Mr. T. B. Jones had been there last Friday morning, and the well well was then nearly dry, and he suggested sinking a well near Mansell's house. His Worship the Mayor feared this could not be done at the expense of the public, but suggested its being done by private subscription. 0 Mr. Alderman Maybery coincided with his Worship that the business should be done by subscription, as they would not be justified in charging the rater therewith, and suggested that Mr. Stephens, who had an interest in cottage property in the neighbourhood, should move in the matter, and that the Board would give them the pump recently put up. Mr. T. B. Jones called the attention of the Board to the bad state of the surface drains in the suburbs of the town, and moved that they be swept twice per week in- stead of once. as at present. Mr. Kirk said if that was so, he should require another man employed, as the present staff had quite enough to do. It would take a man two days a week to sweep those drains. A conversation then took place as to procuring the arms of the borough renovated. Mr. T. B. Jones also called attention to the vacancy caused by the death of the late John Jones, Esq., in the body of Governors of Christ's College. After some little discussion both matters were ordered to stand over to the next council meeting, unless a special meeting of the council was called in the meantime. After passing a few Bills, the Board adjourned.
LLANELLY. On Sunday last two sermons were preached in Llanelly Church, on behalf of the Sunday schools belonging thereto, and collections were made amounting to £5 10s. The Sunday Schools belonging to this parish are not so flourish- ing as they might be and a correspondent suggests that the ladies of the parish might be more forward in their efforts on behalf of them. He also warmly commends the Misses Jayne, Pantybailey, to whom the greatest praise is due for their disinterested efforts.
GOITRE. A TEA MEETING was held at the above place last week everything was managed agreeably. After the visitors had partaken of the ordinary refreshments, the chair was taken by Mr. Davies, minister of the place, and appro. priate addresses were delivered.
MERTHYR, [SATURDAY, SEPT. 19.-Before J. C. Fowler and J. S. Roberts, Esqs.] DRUNKENNESS—Edward Sullivan, labourer, Caedraw, Michael Corke, labourer, David Jones, filler, James Hayes, labourer, Daniel Phillips, puddler, Thomas Maroney, mason, John Keefe, sinker, William Jenkins, miner, William Harris, puddler, and Rees Thomas, pud- dler, were fined 5s. each for drunkenness and warrants were issued for two others who did not appear to their summonses. Dorothy Davies, a drunk and disorderly prostitute, was committed for 14 days' hard labour. WINDOW-BREAKING.-Mebunia Pritchard and Jo- hanna Monarty, for breaking a. pane of glass with a stone, was ordered to pay compensation and costs. STREET OBSTRUCTIONS.—John Exton and John Mc- Cailiff were fined Is. each, and 2s. 6d. costs for obstruct- ing the thoroughfares, with their carts, selling fruit. [MONDAY, SEPT. 22.—Before J. C. Fowler and David Evans, Esqs.1 ASSAULT.—John Jones, William Davies, David Roberts, and Mary Jones, were charged with assaulting Emanuel Clements at Pantywain, Dowlais, on Sunday evening week. Jones wished to fight with Clements about 11 o'clock on Sunday night; Clements declined the challenge in the dark, but was willing to fight in the morning. Jones then knocked him down, and tried to tear out one of his eyes as he lay on the ground, but Clements turned him over and got on the top, and while releasing himself Davies and Roberts pulled him off and kicked him several times. They then set him on his feet, knocked him down, and kicked him, and Jones swore he would kill him, but was taken away by some others who were present. Jones's wife did not seem to have taken a very active part in the affair, and she was discharged. The others were fined zC5 each, including costs, or to be committed for two months. DRUNKENNESS—Patrick Sullivan, charged with drunkenness, was fined 5s. and Ann Sullivan, his brother's wife, for trying to rescue him, and assaulting the police, was fined 10s. and costs. She preferred going to gaol for 14 days. OBSTRUCTING THE STREETS.—James McParroll, Ann Mullens, Jeremiah Brian, and Grooby, were charged with obstructing the streets in Dowlais, in endeavouring to sell fruit. Fined 2s. 6d. each, and 2s. 6d. costs. BOUND IN SURETIES OF THE PEACE.—Walter Jones, batter, and Dennis Delaney were brought up on a war- rant for refusing to answer to summonses for drunken- ness. They had both been previously fined for similar offences, and they were therefore called upon to find each two sureties in X10 each to keep the peace for three months. RIDING ON SHAFTS.—John Watkins, for riding on the shafts of his cart, without reins, at Pentreleach, was fined 5s., and 5s. costs. ASSAULT.—John Gray and Edward Gray were charged by Mary Davies with assaulting her at Caedraw, but the summons was dismissed, the Bench believing the com- plainant was the most in fault. BURIAL BOARD MEETING.—The usual meeting of the Board was held on Thursday last. Mr. Crawshay, the chairman, was too unwell to be able to attend, and Mr. Clark was called to the chair. The other members present were Messrs. David Evans, Martin, Lewis, Rosser, Bryant, and Forman. It was announced that the Pontyrhun bridge was completed except the caps to the piers and the building of the wing walls. The Board advanced the surveyor another j650 on his con- tract. The Board ordered notices to be served for private improvements, on the report of the surveyor to the effect that the work required to be done. The ques- tion of contracting for the scavenging was again referred to the committee to advertise for tenders in a new form. A boat load of paving-stones was ordered from New bridge, and some other business was transacted of an unimportant character, and the Board separated. THE PROPOSED CORPORATION.—It is understood that Mr. Crawshay has altered his mind respecting the pro- posed corporation for Merthyr, and that he intends to Dppose it to the utmost, and that Mr. Clark, of Dowlais has been induced to remain neutral. The iron-masters have now the entire management of the town in their hands, and if it were divided into wards they evidently fear they would lose some of their present power. It now remains to be seen whether the independent inha- bitants have sufficient courage to assert their own rights.
AN EXTRAORDINARY OCCURRENCE has just taken place in the town of Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Ac- cording to the local papers, a respected inhabitant of the town, Mr. John Holland, surgeon, recently died, and his friends arranged for interment of his remains in a vault belonging to the family, attached to the churchyard of the old church, which is now, in ac- cordance with the Act of Parliament, closed for general interments. The deceased being connected with friendly societies, considerable numbers of the members formed a procession on the day of the funeral and proceeded to the churchyard. Due notice was served upon the authori- ties that the funeral was about to take place, and no op- position was offered or expected, but when the corpse ar- rived upon the ground the Vicar refused to inter it, alleg- ing that he had received a letter from the clerk to the local Burial Board, Mr. Robert Waller, intimating that if he did so he would be liable to heavy penalties. The effect of this abrupt communication was of course to plunge the relatives in still deeper affliction. The ooffin was carried away a grave was hastily constructed in the cemetery some distanoe from the tewn, and the funeral was deferred till four o'clock. Thus the bereaved wife and family were put to the torture of a prolonged final parting with their husband and father, and all, as is alleged, at the caprice of the clerk to the Board, who, it is stated, received no authority whatever for his act. It appears certain that the notice interdicting the inter- ment might at least have been given before the moment when every arrangement was completed, and the re- ouuua of the deceased gentleman actually on the spot.
TREDEGAR. BAZAAR.—Some time ago the late Mrs. R. P. Davis and her sister, Mrs. J. Jones, collected a number of articles for the pu:pose of getting up a bazaar, to pro- cure funds for the purchase of a clock for Tredegar. The melancholy death of the ladies mentioned has frus- trated this intention, and the articles are now to be disposed of by tickets at a shilling each. LOST !—A young man was observed with a lantern and candle busily engaged in looking for some lost treasure, one evening last week, and on being interro- gated what he was in search of, he replied that he was looking for the gas. We understand that it was found -the little there was—in the back part of the premises of the Freemason's Arms, where it has been effectually secured against furthering wandering. COUNTY COURT. The monthly Court for this district was held on Wed- nesday and Thursday last, before the Judge, J. M. Herbert, Esq. There were 230 new cases entered, 30 adjourned, and 53 judgment summonses. The majority of the cases were of the ordinary uninteresting descrip- tion to the public. Jenkins v. Lloyd.—Both the plaintiff and defendant are miners at Llechred, ne..r Rhymney Inn, Brecon- shire. The action was brought to recover damages at £10, sustained by the plaintiff in consequence of an as- sault committed by the defendant in beating him and biting a piece out of his lip. As a bar to proceedings against him, the defendant issued a summons against the plaintiff,but the charge was dismissed. The plaintiff then issued a summons agair st defendant for the above assault, and a conviction was obtained, and a flne of Is. inflicted. The case was now brought to this Court to recover damages.—Mr. Forwood, solicitor, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Sidney Davies, of Crickhowell, for the defendant.—Mr. Forwood said the parties both lived in a row of houses, six or seven yards apart from each other. On the* 10th of August last, a club had been held at a public-house at which plaintiff and defendant were present, and as the former was returning home he stood against the wall, and muttered to himself, I am as good a man now as any who try to make strife be- tween me and my wife." At this time defendant was passing with a man named Thomas, and over-hearing these words he ran up and struck plaintiff, knocked him down, and while on the ground bit a piece out of his lip. The men's wives' came up, and parted the combatants, and both returned home. There are two petty sessions held in Breconshire, one at Crickhowell and the other at Brynmawr. The defendant, hearing that plaintiff was about to procure a summons against him, went himself to Crickhowell, where the sessions are held a day before those at Brynmawr, and obtained a summons against the plaintiff. Mr. Forwood obtained the dismis- sal of this, and got another summons at Brynmawr against defendant, which resulted, as stated above, in a fine of Is. only, although the case was a most aggra- vated one. It was proved that plaintiff had sustained serious damage, and was compelled to remain in bed for a fortnight, and the exercise of his profession as a musician was impaired. A defence was attempted to be set up that the plaintiff was the aggressor, but this failed.—His Honour gave judgment for Y,8 and costs. Isaacs v. Adams.-This was an action to recover for the value of a horse, £17, hired by defendant, of plaintiff. Mr. Forwood for defendant. Both the hind legs of the horse were broken by an accident at the top of the Vic- toria incline. It was obliged to be killed in conse- quence.—Verdict for plaintiff for £ 14 and costs. Davis v. Evans.—Mr. Forwood for defendant. The case arose out of these circumstances :-A man called Sweenie," came up to defendant at Beaufort Works, during lunch time, and touched him in the ribs, causing him to cry out. The plaintiff stood by looking on laughing, and soon after defendant came up to him and shook him by the hand. Plaintiff then suddenly wrenched his hand, thereby injuring his little finger, for which he now sued.-Verdict for £ 4 9s IMPORTANT POINT OF LA w,-Jenkim v. Lloyd.—IN this case, tried the previous day, Mr. Sidney Davis, of Crickhowell, appeared in behalf of defendant to apply for an alteration of judgment. Mr. Davis said he relied upon an act of George 4th, c. 31, intituled An act for consolidating and amending the statutes in England, re- lative to offences against the person," the 28th clause of which runs And be it enacted, that if any person, against whom any such complaint shall have been pre- ferred for any common assault or battery, shall have ob- tained such certificate as aforesaid, or having been con- victed, shall have paid the whole amount adjudged to be paid under such conviction, or shall have suffered the imprisonment awarded for nonpayment thereof, in every such case he shall be released from all further or other proceedings, civil or criminal, for the same cause."—His Honour, after perusing this clause, said it certainly seemed to be a bar to the action, though he did not re- member to have ever read the act before in kis life. As the present sitting was an adjournment of the same court, it was competent for him to reverse the judgment, and he thought the act bound him to do so.—Mr. Davis applied for costs, which his Honour refused to allow, ex- pressing his opinion that the assault had been a most jutraareous one. Hughes v. Davies.—The plaintiff is a parish constable, and the defendant magistrates' clerk at Crickhowell The action was brought to recover fees to which the plaintiff was entitled.-The defendant stated that a case was brought was brought before the magistrates of as- sault, which was considered so trivial that it was dis- charged The magistrates made an order upon the parish officers for the costs, and this order was given to the defendant, in whose hands it remained some time. Some time after, the plaintiff called upon Mr. Davis, and asked for his money, but he was told that it had not yet been received upon the order. At the same time de- fendant offered to hand him the order to get the money himself, provided he would pay the fees on it, This he declined to do, and never asked for the sum since, but brought the present action.—The plaintiff, on his part, stated that when he asked for his money defendant told him he might have the order upon payment of 10s., which he refused to give.—His Honour Did you ever demand payment of the money at the Magistrates' Clerk's office ?—Plaintiff: No, sir.—His Honour You ought to have done so. Mr. Davis received the money in his capacity as magistrates' clerk, and in that capa- city alone had you a right to apply to him. You should have applied for it at his office, and not elsewhere.- It was arranged that the case should be struck out, Mr. Davis agreeing to pay the money. Douglas v. MOTgan.-This was a judgment summons. The defendant is a miner in Breconshire, and pleaded as a reason for not paying anything off the amount that he had a family to support, and little means to support them with. He had already been committed to prison for twenty days. He now offered to pay 5s. a month, which was accepted by the plaintiff. INSOLVENT.-Tlwmas James.—Final order deferred till next court, in consequence of the notice being a day too late in the Gazette.-Thomas Allen, currier, Garn- vach, passed his first examination unopposed. Re Richard Jones.-Mr. Forwood filed the schedule in the case of this bankrupt, who is a tailor and draper, of Church-street, Tredegar.
RHYMNEY. SHOCKINO AccIDENTs.- William Davis, fireman on the Old Rhymney Railway, was killed on the line a few days ago. He was stepping up to the engine, when his foot slipped, and both his legs falling across the rail were cut off, the consequence of which was that he bled to death. The unfortunate man was considered steady, and had been on the line from its commencement. Last Saturday night also, a boy named Evan Buck had both his legs broken by falling upon the plate over which his tram was passing, while he was fixing the points and attending to his horse. He is doing well at present. A cricket match was played on the 18th instant by the Rhymney and Merthyr clubs, at the latter place, in which the Rhymney party were most decisively beaten. They consoled themselves, we believe, by saying that they were out of practice. Three sermons were preached at the English Wes- leyan Chapel, on Sunday last, by the Rev. E. Addison, Llanelly, the occasion being the anniversary. Recita- tions by the children formed an interesting part of the service. The congregations were large.
BRECON RACES. The following is the result of the racing on the second day :— THE LADIES' PLATE, a silver tea service given by the Ladies, Heats li miles. Mr. Jones's b.m. Toddy, 6 yrs., 8st. lib 3 1 1 Mr. Jarvis's b.m. Blue Bell, 4 yrs., 9st. 31bs. 1 2 2 Mr. Morris's br. m. Boadicea, 5yrs., 8st. 121bs. 2 3 2 THE HURDLE RAOE, a handicap of L5 each, 1 forfeit, to go to the fund, with JE20 added. Heats, one mile and a balf, over four hurdles in each heat. xr b- g. by Bowstring, 5yrs., 10st. 1 1 w Heads or Tails, 3yrs., lOst 2 2 Mr. Weyman'sch g.Brompton,6yrs.,10st.l31bs. 3 3 Mr. Morns s Boadicea, 5yrs., list. 51bs 0 0 A GIVE AND TAKE STAKE, of one sov. each for horses not exceeding 14 hands. Heats one mile. Mr. Vivian's blk. m. Lady Allen, 5yn., 9st. nbs. 1 1 Mr. Cheese's br. m. Di Vernon, aged, 9st 23 Mr. Carter's b.m. Bess, 6vrs., 9at. 71bs 3 Mr.Walkefach.g.DaMyNat,6ya.,9zt. i g loJ/1"4.iiIt&
CiU'bif Jntclltfcita. CARDIFF SEPTEMBER FAIR.—This fair was held in Crockherbtown and adjacent streets, on Saturday last, when there was a show of stock of every description un- usually large, notwithstanding which the demand was fully equal to the supply, and the result was a brisk sale, at good prices. There were more really good and useful horses than are generally offered in Cardiff fair the qua- lity of the horned cattle shown was satisfactory, and the business transacted was very considerable.
LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE CARDIFF YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN INSTITUTION. This event took place (according to announcement in our last week's paper,) on Thursday afternoon last. The site of the intended building is that lately occupied as the principal post-office of the town, and immediately adjoins the premises at present occupied by the Associa- tion in St. Mary-street. Colonel Stuart, M.P.,who had kindly promised to officiate on the occasion, arrived from town by the express train, and was met at the sta- tion by a deputation from the committee, who had ac- companied him to the site, where a considerable number of ladies and gentlemen had assembled, but the attend- ance would certainly have been much larger, had not two or three very heavy showers of rain in the morning de- terred many ladies especially from being present. It fortunately occurred however, that not a drop of rain fell during the proceedings, and the afternoon proved fine and pleasant. Messrs. Batchelor's band were in attend- ance, and performed several pieces of music in their usual first-rate style. The bells of St. John's church also rang merry peals. At the appointed hour of three o'clock, S. D. Jenkins, Esq., having been called upon to pre- side, expressed the pleasure he felt in acceding to the invitation, and congratulated the members of the Insti- tution on the auspicious event that had brought them together. He felt extreme pleasure in being present to witness this beginning of their new Institution, and hoped that when completed, its results would be found exceedingly beneficial to the young men of this town. He had always taken a strong interest in its results, and thought it was the duty of every Christian man to do so he then called upon The Rev. Canon Morgan, who offered a most impres- sive and appropriate prayer, couched in beautiful lan- guage, imploring the Divine blessing on the work then about to be commenced. Mr. S. P. Kernick, one of the secretaries of the Insti- tution, then came forward, bearing a very handsome silver trowel, and said-Colonel Stuart, I am requested by the committee of the Cardiff Young Men's Christian Association, to present you with this trowel, for the pur- pose of laying the foundation stone of their new building. The friends of the Institution feel honoured that you have thus specially identified yourself with a movement ror the social and intellectual elevation of the people, ind in order to commemorate the event they have in- scribed on this trowel the following words :—" Pre- sented to Colonel Stuart, M.P., by the Cardiff Young ] Mens' Christian Association, on the occasion of his lay- ing the foundation stone of their new building 24th Sept., 1857." A LIE uowei was men nanaea to tne gallant colonel, and the Mayor then read a document, setting forth the origin and progress of the Society up to the present time, and giving some details of the intended building. This statement, engrossed on parchment, was placed in a bot- tle, (containing also a copy of the New Testament, the last annual report of the Institution, a list of the classes, &c.,) and deposited in a cavity in the stone. The stone was then lowered to its place, and Col. Stuart spread the mortar, and observed the other customary forms, saying, In the name of the Holy Trinity I lay this stone;" after which three hearty cheers were given for the gallant member. Colonel Stuart, who appeared quite embarrassed by the enthusiastic character of his reception, begged to ex- press his most grateful thanks for the kind manner in which his humble efforts to assist had been received he felt so greatly overwhelmed by a sense of their kindness, that he was perfectly unable to express his feelings in words, and, therefore, could only once more seriously thank them. (Loud cheers.) The Rev. J. Holmes, (Wesleyan minister,) then gave a brief history of the first formation of the Young Mens' Christian Association in London, with its steady pro- gress, which he considered a proof that it was carried on in the true spirit of Christianity. He said that a spirit of humility had dictated its operations, and having been attended with evident blessings, its sphere of action be- came more extensive, and branches had been established in several large towns in the kingdom, where their ope- rations had become very important. He congratulated this town on the large measure of success which had attended the efforts of the Association here 'established, and where there was need of all available means to stem the torrent of iniquity and vice. Having referred to the pecular beneefits derived from the operations of the In- stitution, among which he classed as most important, the influence of sympathy among the young, he recommended it to the patronage and support of all classes, more espe- cially of the employers of young men. He concluded a very eloquent address by exhorting the members them- selves to stand firm to their first principles, and study to persevere in full trust of the Divine blessing on efforts made in sincerity and faith to turn sinners into the ways of righteousness and peace. Mr. R. Corey, sen., then moved a vote of thanks to Colonel Stuart, for his attendance and assistance on this occasion, expressing his opinion that Colonel Stuart, as M.P. for Cardiff, was the right man in the right place." The Mayor seconded the resolution, which was carried by acclamation, amidst loud cheering. Colonel Stuart disclaimed emphatically any notion on his part that any thanks were due to him, and stated that from the first intimation he had received from the secretaries he had looked forward to this day with pleasure and he should feel much obliged to the com- mittee for affording him this gratification. The Band then played the French and English Na- tional Airs, and the company separated. THE SOIREE Took place in the Assembly Room at the Town Hall, which was profusely decorated for the occasion with flags and a large display of flowering plants, kindly supplied by Mr. Treseder, of Canton Nursery. The refreshment tables were under the superintendence of a numerous committee of ladies, who discharged their duties most efficiently, and, we need hardly say, most courteously. The spacious saloon was completely crowded, there being about 500 ladies and gentlemen present. As a proof of the kindly feeling with which the objects of the meeting were regarded, we may ob- serve that most of the principal shops in the town were closed at half-past five o'clock in order to allow the assistants to attend. At six o'clock, the chair was taken by Colonel Stuart, M.P., supported by the Mayor, and Major Hewlett, of Tyr Mab Ellis. After tea and coffee had been handed round, the Mayor stated that the hon. and gallant Colonel would introduce the business of the evening. (Loud applause.) Colonel Stuart, M.P., thanked the audience for the- sanction they had given to the invitation of the com mittee by their kind reception. He stated his wish to identify himself with a cause having such an important influence on social progress and improvement. He said that the anxiety all must naturally have felt with regard to the success of such an undertaking had been dispelled in his case by the kindness and enthusiasm manifested by such a numerous and respe'ctable assembly in its support. More especially must they feel indebted to the ladies who had so eminently contributed to this result; but while their countenance inspired him with confidence as to ultimate success, it was calculated to increase the anxiety of the speakers who would have to address them-at any rate he was not ashamed to admit his own apprehensions, for it was no disgrace for an Englishman to quail before such a display of grace and beauty. (Cheers.) He referred to the success of the London institution, which had stood the test of time for many years, and said that he saw no reason why equal suceess should not attend the efforts made in a town like Cardiff, which had taken such a lead in commercial concerns, and which ought to take a leading position in promoting the progress of religion, science, and litera- ture. and of every cause which had a tendency to elevate the character of all classes, professions, and trades. He feared, however, that while showing his zeal in the cause, he was equally proving his inability to explain with effect the objects of their meeting; he should, therefore, leave the duty to the gentlemen who would be called upon to move the several resolutions, and who could do so far more efficiently. Handel's Chorus-" And the Glory," was effectively sung by a choir of Amateurs, ably accompanied by Mr. Righton on the piano-forte. Mr. Kernick, one of the secretaries, then gave a very clear and able statement of the rise and progress of the institution in Cardiff, followed by an explanation of what is intended for the future, when the building commenced that day should be completed. Master Atton (of Gloucester Cathedral)-then saug in splendid style the solo from the Messiah, "How beauti- ful are the feet, followed by quartette and chorus, Their sound is gone out," by the choir. The Rev. Canon Morgan then moved, in a very elo- quent speech, a resolution expressive of grateful thanks to God for the measure of success which had attended the efforts of the association, and in doing so urged its claims most strongly to public support. Dr. Vachell briefly seconded the motion, which was ably supported by Mr. Chitsey, of Bristol, and agreed to. The choir sang the trio from the Messiah And the ransomed of the Lord," with the chorus Cry out and shout." The Rev. R. T. Verrall, B.A., delivered a very able address on Old times and present times." Master Cotton then sang the aii But thou w\Ùi't not leave," and the choir sang Beethoven's Hallelujah^ the father." The Rev. G. Home addressed the meeting in a vetf. eloquent speech. j Master Cotton gave the sublime solo I know tbJi¡ my Redeemer liveth," in beautiful style. J The Mayor briefly moved a resolution expressive thanks to all who had taken an active part in promotirfj the erection of the new building, and recommending'' to public support. i Colonel Stuart, on the part of the meeting, thanked tbfí gentlemen who had so eloquently addressed them. J Votes of thanks to the Mayor, for the use of assembly-room to Messrs. Batchelor, for the of the band, and to the choir for their efficient servic?' and to the chairman, for his kind attendance, were passed The doxology was sung and the meeting separated.