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t ABERGAVHNNY. I ODD-FELLOWSHIP. iradav last the brothers of the Gwenynen Gerddi Gwent -</of Oddfellows, celebrated the anniversary of its formation by sTdinner, which was held at the lodge room, at the King's Head Inn. In the morning the members went in procession to church, bearing the insignia of their order, preceded by a splendid brass band, which attended from Hereford for the oc- casion. After a very impressive address, delivered by the llev. H. Peake, they returned, and having marched through the town, sat down to an unusually good entertainment, provided by mine host, Charles Jennings, King's Head Inn. The visitors were unusually numerous, and together with the brothers of the lodge, numbered nearly one hundred they sat down to a very excellent dinner, plain and substantial, such as oddfellows, and their fellow John Bulls, love; and to the credit of the good man of the house, it must be recorded, that he provided cooks who well knew what to do with the produce of a good larder After the cloth had been removed, Charles O'Brien, Esq., of Llwyn Gwyn, was unanimously called to preside over the meet- ing, and a more judicious selection could not have been made. Though moving in a rank of society above the general grade of the order, which is emphatically the working man's society, he seemed thoroughly conversant with all the benefits ch this noble institution so fully confers on its members. He read a letter from the worthy vicar of Llanover, regretting that cir- cumstances, over which he had no control, prevented his being present. After the usual loyal toasts had been responded to, (and they were responded to, in the way Welshmen drink the healths of those they love,) the Chairman gave c* The Man Chester Unity," and, as many visiters were present, gave an exceedingly7 interesting account, of the rise and progress of "Odd- fellowship," from the introduction of the order in the reign of Titus Ceasar, above 1800 years ago, though it was then known by another name. Upon presenting the thanks of the brethren to the Rev. Henry Peake, for the very excellent sermon he had preached, the Rev gentleman's health was drank cordially. In replying to this toast, Mr. Peake spoke, though possessing a. very imperfect knowledge of the rules of the order, in lauda- tory terms of odd-fellowship—judging as he did from the re- spectability of its members—and in alluding to an observation of the chairman, (who, it would be observed from his speech, was not of the same creed as himself,) said, that as a member of the Established Church, his feelings and predilections were all In its favour, but nevertheless, whereyer he met wIth a man whose conduct was that becoming a christian, he hailed him as a brother." The Honorary7 Members" was next proposed, which was ably replied to by Mr. Watkins, draper. Mr. Hiley Morgan made a few observations on the same toast, and concluded by proposing the health of Mr. James Jones, brewer, who replied in a speech fraught with the most tender feeling to the widow and orphan, whose interests are so intimately identified with the order of qddfellows. Several admirable speeches were delivered in the course of the evening, and the party broke up at an early hour. A FATHER?—On the evening of Monday last, James Andrews, by profession a nailer, hud a quarrei with his helpmate, and to give additional power to his eloquence, and lo impress her with a due sense of his authority as a "lord ot the Creation," caught up a red hot nail-rtdoul of the fire, and inti- mated to her, that unless she used moie discretion in her beha- viourtowaids him, he would there and then finish her. The wo- man upon (his, not unnaturally, beat a retreat, closely foiiowe,1 by her lord, brandishing his formidable weapon. The daugiiier irtciposed to save her mother from his viohnre, and while she raised her hand to shield her. he thrust the led-hot rod quite IOloLlgh It. pinning it to the wall. For the credit of laimaaitj, lYe would hope that the coward was either diunk or mad. A SHOCKING BAD ROAD.—A correspondent who early this week was thrown from his horse, at Mamliilad oitch." bitterly complains of the disgraceful state of the roau from Llanellen to that spot. He '-wonders that in this advanced day of improvement in locomotion, that the Imp oi communication between two such important places as New- port and Abergavenny should be as bad nearly as a break neck mountain pass." He has escaped with life, but with a broken rib or two, and the deterioration of a good horse, by broken knees.





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