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Jotal fitttlliipte. LLANYRECHVA LOWER.—CHRISTMAS DINNERS. —C. Prothero, Esq., with his usual liberality, presented 25 families with a bountiful supply of Christmas beef, and a number of mince pies were also kindly given to the Sunday schoolchildren by Mrs. Prothero. EL WTRO-BWLOGY. — Miss Montague, pro- fessor of electro-biology, has been performing her expe- riments this week at the Town-hall. On Thur.^lay evening when we were present, the room was crowded to excess, and the most boisterous merriment was excited bj the ludicrous positions in which the subjects of the expe- riments were placed. Whatever opinion we might have entertained of part of the proceedings, there could be no doubt that the gentleman who introduced Miss Montague to the audience, succeeded in leading an individual—a 1 cal preacher it was reported—to imagine that he could not open his hands, which had been previously clasped. The uian obviously tried hard to escape from the influence of the operator, but in vain, and thus another instance was afforded to the curious of the influence which can be exercised over persons of a susceptible or nervous temperament by electro-biologists. The man himself well known apparently to many in the room— declared that be had been completely overcome, and no I oubt he was telling the truth. As to the imaginary trans- formation of boys ill,o sheep and so forth, we need say no ■nore than that great laughter was caused by the grotesque fanner in which all parties concerned played their parte children in the room seemed to enjoy the fun as much £ "4 doma1'paXm^me, and while Miss Montague s ays U may be assumed that large Ui"&ld a<ld that the gentleman who "poke in a very sensible and u i bl0loSr.aV> ""once-such it is called-o e ectro room. ud did his utmost to convert the sceptics in the MAN j) Saturday, at °^ED..—An inquest was held on < deputy coroner, MrW^lern Valleys Hotel, be^re jhe j 0{ James Tuck. Brewer, respecting the death ( Early the previous The deceased was a bobbler. { assisting to load a vess0i being then dark, be wa < fell into the dock, a whije pushing a coal'trnc j J -V TO render assistance, 0ll6er ,of men hastened to the lator He wa8 seized by the le *h°m also fell into the j i would inevitably have shared i? tlie drowning man, and left him free. fate, bad bis boot ABERGAVENNY.—Mr. J. Webber, the master tf the National School, has recently been promoted by the Committee of Council on Education, to the first division )f the first class, the highest grade a teacher can attain. Her Majesty's Inspector, on his last visit to the school, re- ported it as being in an excellent condition. j THE MONJIOUTHSHIRE HOUNDs,-On Friday ( (24th ult.) the meeting was Pontrilas, on the borders of < Herefordshire. A good fox was soon found in Paradise I Dingle. The hounds ran away from everybody, un'-il t they checked in a cover above Dulas Court. The scent was i never so good afterwards, owing mostly to a cold rain- storm eventually, misled by a false halloo, he was given up. Next trotted off to Pentwyn Wood. The hounds found and went away immediately, nearly leaving some ) of the field (who stopped to partake of the hospitality of the proprietor of Pontrilas) in the lurch. However, the pack ran brilliantly over lie heavy country, with nu- merous dingles, to the Graig Hill; a round or two on the hill, and he was forced to quit. He was then viewed, and most likely headed as he turned again up the hill < some slow hunting, and off to Tallycoed. The hounds i killed there, in the dark, at 7.30 p m. Some of the hounds were not recovered till next day to-day there are still one couple and a half missing. I am ashamed to say that I forgot to time this run, but I think we found ] between two nd the quarter past. Monday (the 27th) the meet was at the King of Prussia. Drew several small covers eventually found on the Little Skvrrid, and run almost directly down the shrubbery of Coldbrook Park a couple of rings and a cub got into a drain near the house were soon dugout and killed, as the hounds wanted blood. Trotted off to Llanthewy Wood drew a small covert before we got in the wood, found instantly, ran through the corner of the wood; he then went up wind, and tbe pice was tremendous to the turnpike-road close to Llanthewy Court (although the same name, some four or five miles apart—the run was much more) where he saved his life by getting into a drain under the road about 4.5 minutes. Cecil passed us by, though he came as fur as the Forest of Dean to see Sir Maurice Berkeley's hounds also he reviewed the Herefordshire. I wish his, or an abler pen than mine, could do justice to the master, men, and hounds. A finer specimen of a M.F.H. than the master (Mr. Stretton) never blew a horn and the Herefordshire men cau testify to his ability to cross a country from his performances with their bounds last Saturday week. He has hunted this country thirty years or more, and it is the hope of every one that he will do so for the next thirty years.—GAMEBOY GREEN. DEATH OF ARCHDEACON WILLIAMS.—We regret to announce the death of the learned scholar aud philologist, the Venerable John Williams, Archdeacon of Cardigan, which took place at his residence, Bushey- heath, on Monday week, after a long and severe illness. The Aichdeacon was born in 1792, at Ystradineirig, in Cardiganshire, and educated in his boyhood by his father, the Rev. John Williams, vicar of that parish. He went for a few months to Ludlow tSchool, where he obtained a scholarship, and entering Balliol Coilego, Oxford, was placed, on taking his. degree, in the first class with four others, of whom one was the celebrated Dr. Arnold. Like the latter, the Archdeacon chose the life of a public teacher as his sphere of usefulness-,a sphere for which his great bodily strength, his energy, his wonderful faculty of imparting knowledge, and his unvarying equa- nimity of temper peculiarly fitted him. He was for two years a master in inchester College under the well "known Dr Gabell, and consequently for four years with Dr. Richards at Hyde Abbey School. Recalled to his own country by the gilt of the living of Lampeter, which was presented to him by Dr Burgess, the Bishop of St. David's, he remained there until, by the advice of his friend, Sir Walter Scott, he became a candidate for the rectorship of Edinburgh Academy, a new school about to bo opened for high ctasical education in Edinburgh. To this honourable position he was elected unanimously, and for upwards of twenty years his success as a teacher was proved by the e ninence of his pupils, who, commencing with his first Dux, the present Bishop of London, fill so many honoured places in Scotland and England. Living in Scotland in the palmiest days of Edinburgh society, he was one of a literary set,in which at various times, among many names of note, we find those of Sir Walter Scott, Maculloch, John Gibson Lockhart, Sir Thomas Dick Lauder, Lord Cockburn. Lord Jeffries, Professor Wilson, and Colonel Alure. On Sir Walter Scott's death he read the burial service over his remains at Dryburgh Abbey. From Edinburgh he returned to his native land and there saw formed underhis eyes,and endowed bv the muni- ficence of a fellow-countryman, an institution for the clas- sical education of those of his countrymen whose means would not permit them to enter one of the public schools of Lnglmd. In the wor d of let'era be was kiibwn as a Greek scholar of European reputation, and as the author of several works of deep research and sound scholarship, among whh:h we may name Humerus, Gomer, Life of Julius Cesar, Life of Alexander the Great, Geography of Ancient Asia, and essiys philosophical, philological, ethnological, theological, and archaeological. To the causeoOf Welsh history and archeology, of which he was always the most ab'e and successful expoueut, he is a most irreparable loss. Tne peculiar feature of bis cha- racter was his aideut loveoi his fatherland, of its people, its language, customs, and traditions. No one ever la- boured more zealously-than he, not merely for the welfare but for the honour of Wales. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Our railway contemporary Hei-ripa.-h says,We cannot learn for a cer- tainty whether the directors will declare any dividend for the current half-year, but if they fairly can, we may rest assured they will. They had a balance of £ 37,174 profit over from last half, and will have an excess of traffic of from j615,000 probably to jE20,000 by the end of the year. The profit of the excess of traffic, added to the previous half-year's balance, and the corresponding half-year's dividend, less additional interest charges (if any) will probably suffice to pay a higher dividend than many ex- pect from the Great Western at this stage of its existence. DIPTHEELIA A physician writing to the .Y a 7 i/hp« respecting this terrible disease gives it as his opinion that open or defective drains frequently produce it. This is a fact for our town authorities to ponder over. The woids of the writer are As to infection, there is reason to believe that the disease oftener arises from malaria There may be only slight indications of drains, &c., being out of order, and yet quite enough to debilitate the system. In many bouses in London and the suburbs there is one cause I have never yet seen noticed-namely, that the water-elosets in the basement stories are often not properly trapped, and thence the poison from the sew, rs permeates through the entire house, especially affecting the nurseries wh.ch are usually iu the upper stories." The remedy this physician employs he thus describes. I give the sesquicarbonate of ammonia dissolved in a little water and sweetened, from two grains to a baby of year old to ten grains to an adult, repeating it every hour together with as much nourishment of every kind as can possibly be got down. At the same time I rub the out- side of the throat with a strong embrocation of cimphor and ammonia. When this treatment is begun early and judiciously contic.u d the diptherj, or ekin, from which it takes its name, is rarely seen Another physician says Diptheria is a new fangled name for an old-fashioned disease, malignant quinsey, which in ihe days of our grandmothers was successfully treated by emetics and bark. This is the-ireatment which I have never yet found fail. Let me give you a case. I wa-s telegraphed to Brighton to see the daughter of a. general officer, who was suffering from this disease. When I entered the room she was sitting ejj in bed breathing with difficulty. Tiie glands of the ueck were hot and tumidtbe tonsils" on examination wene of the colour of red velvet; but &n emetic of ipecachuana in 15 minutes not only relieved the breathing most effectually, but completely changed -the colour of the tonsils, and in 15 minutes more the ex- ternal glands, whose site arrested mv eyes on my ap- proach, could not be felt with the fingers. A combination of quinine and prussic aoid. with a repetition -of the emetic the next day, completed the care." XBINITY CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOL.—On Monday a tea-party, in connection with this school, was held at this Boys' Schoolroom. Temple-street, and beside pupils .was attended by a large number of their parents and friends, After tea several reeit itions were delivered by the children, and the choir performed several pieces of sacred music, Mr. Perren presiding at the piano forte. Addresses were delivered by the Rev. T. B Wreuford and other gentdemen. The whole proceedings were of an interesting character. BURIAL BOARD.- The three members who retire from lie Board this year, are Mr. William Graham, Mr, Edward Bowling, and Mr. W. S. Cart- wnght. A vestry meeting will be held on Monday, to forre elecliVaCane^eS' re^"DS gentlemen being eligible THE RAGLAIl CASTLE LODGE, M.U.-The first anniversary of this promising young lodge was celebrated on i-nday, in last week. A company of about fifty per- sons partook of an excellent dinner, including venison and the delicacies of the season, and reflecting the highest eredit upon the host and hostess of the Lord Raglau Inn, Me. and Airs. Thomas The chair was occupied by Mr, W. Evans, and the vice-chasr by Mr. John James. After the removal of the cloth, the customary toasts were drank, the fraternal proceedings beiug continued for some time into the new year. HEARTS OF OAK BENEFIT SOCIETY. The members of this society and some of their friends supped together on the last evening of the tild year, at the club- house, the Oddfellows' Arms, Commercial-street. The arrangements of the host, Mr. Clements, aud his wife were much commended. After the repast, toast and song succeeded each other, and for several hours the guests gave themselves up to rational and unalloyed enjoyment. MEDICAL REGISTRATION MEETING AT NEW- PORT.-At a meeting of the following named medical prac- titioners, held at the King's Head Hotel, on the 4th January, 1859, it was resolved,—That an association be formed by the gentlemen present, to be called "Tbe Newport (and its Neighbourhood) Medical Registration Society. Kesolved,—That the object of this Association shall be to co operate with the Council and Registrar in canryiug out the provisions of the Medical Act. Resolved —I hat a subscription be entered into of oa. each member' for the purpose of defraying the expenses incurred. Re- solved, That Mr. James be appointed Hon. Secretary and to receive subscriptions Resolved,—That the HOD. Secretary be empowered to receive fees for, and transact registrations, ou being so requested by any member who prefers this mode to direct application to the Registrar to the Council. Resolved,- That should any necessity arise notice shall be given by the Hon. Secretary to convene a future meeting.—W. W. Morgan (chairman), Dr. Da vies J. 0. Jennings, Dr Christie, R. P. Edward*, B, James! J. flawkiB*, L. H, Yorath,

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