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BRECON. COUNTY ELTICTIOX.—On Tuesday last a respectable and influential body of the electors of the county sat I down to an excellent dinner, provided at the George Inn in this town, in commemoration of the unanimous return of Mr. Godfrey Charles Morgan, of Ruperra Castle, to represent this county in the House of Com- mons, in the room of the late lamented Sir Joseph Bailey, Bart., who had represented the county since IS AT. Mr. Morgan, as will be seen by a report in our columns of this day, was returned without opposition, and never did any constituency make a more popular choice. The chair was taken by Mr. James Williams, one of the coroners for the county, and the meeting passed off with great eclat. After the usual loyal toasts had been dis- posed of, the chairman proposed in most eulogistic and complimentary terms, the health of the newly elected member, especially reverting to his heroic deeds during the Crimean campaign—his noble qualities as a man, and the high hopes which the county entertained for him from hisstraighforward and manlyaddress to the electors. The young member's health was drank with the most enthusiastic applause. Mr. David Thomas, in Mr. Morgan's absence, returned thanks in a most appropriate speech, expressing his confidence that the trust reposed in Mr. Morgan was not misplaced. Toast and song were kept up during the evenirg, and the company separated highly pleased with the proceedings. THE CKMHTKRY. —This cemcte,v is about being com- pleted the chapels and lodge and boundary walls have been built by Messrs. Griffiths and Son, builders of this town, under the direction of .Mr. H. J. Paull, of Cardiff, and are of the early English style of architecture. The construction of the chapels reflects the greatest credit both upon architect and builders and the buildings and grounds when fully completed and laid out will be of a most ornamental character, and bid fair to be one of the most interesting places in the town and neigiibourhood. The. consecration took place on Thursday morning, the 23rd instant, and the usual service was performed by the Lord Bishop of St. David's. His Lordship arrived on the ground about half past 11 o'clock, and was met at the entrance to the cemetery by the Rev. A. Hackman, curate of St. John's the lie v. James Newman, curate of St. Mary's the Rev. J. D. Williams, head master of the college school the llev. Fvees Price, vicar of St. David's; and the Rev. G. Harries, rector of Llandefailog. His Lordship was met at the entrance of the chapel by several members of the burial board, as well as by several of the parisiiioners of St. John's and St. Mary's, and the chapel was very soon filled by an attentive audience. On his lordship taking his seat the chairman of the board, Mr. David Thomas. presented the petition for consecration, with a plan of the cemctery ground annexd, to his Lordship the petition was then read by Mr. Valentine Davies, the bishop's registrar, after which, the morning prayers were read by Mr. Hackman, and the lessons by Mr. Newman. At the close of the service his Lordship, the clergy, the members of the board, and congregation proceeded to the division of the ground intended to be consecrated. The Bishop then offered a most appropriate prayer, after which the sentence of consecration, a document reciting the order in council closing the burial grouids in the town—the purchase of the five actes of land for the purpose of a burial ground for the parishes—the petition for consecration—and the consent to consecrate, all of which were engrossed on parchment, was read by Mr. Davies the bishop's regis- trar, and afterwards duly executed by his Lordship. The bishop then delivered a most appropriate and feeling address on the nature and objects of consecration, which was listened too with much attention by the audience, and we can' truly say that more enlightened, liberal, and Catholic sentiments were never uttered Christians of all denominations must have gone away wiser and better than they came. Would that all ministers of the gospel, both in and out of the church, preached and practised such a liberal and enlightened Christianity. After the usual benediction the congregation separated.


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