ABERDARE. SDDDEN DEATHS.—On Saturday, the 24th instant, two inquests were held at this place before R. L. Reece, Esq., of Cardiff. The first was on the body of Robert Peters, sinker, who, it appeared from the evidence, had met with his death in a pit he was sinking at Abernanf. It seems that he had been using blasting powder, which caused much foul air, and effected the deceased so much as to cause him to fall from the bucket while being drawn up. A verdict of accidental death" was returned.—The second inquest was held on the body of David Harry, labourer, who was found on the canal side witha blood vessel broken, which, it appears, was the cause of death. Verdict, Died-,by, the visitation of IIIRWAEX NEW VOLUNTARY ScHool,.—The promoters of this institution have issued the following notice with the view of counteracting the effect of the falsestatentCnts that had been di- ligently circulated in regard to its origin ami design :— It being erroneously stated by some parties that the school about to be established in this place is set on foot with sectarian views for sectarian purposes, and for the furtherance of sectarian ebjects, we, the undersigned, on behalf of the promoters of this school, do hereby most positively declare, that it is intended to be a free voluntary school for the education of all the children who will attend, without distinction of sect or party that the educa- tion administered will be conducted without any sectarian bias, and oti the most liberal principles, and we do hereby pledge ourselves that such will be the case. The names of twenty respectable inhabitants follow, with that of Mr. John Jones, secretary. We trust the issuing of this notice will have the desired effect.
BRIDGEND. ELECTION OF CORONER FOR THE MERTHYR DISTRICT. The nomination took place on Thursday week at Bridgend. From an early hour the note of preparation was sounded. The frjencfe of the three competing candidates, Messrs. Over- ton, Russell, and Roberts were duly at their post, and most indefatigable in completing their arrangements for the coming contest. As early as nine o'clock the town presented a stirring scene, from the rattling of carriages, omnibuses, &c., which arrived from various parts of the county. About half-past ten o'clock, a large number of the supporters of Mr. Roberts entered the town from the direction of Cardiff, preceded by a band of music. The vehicles were gaily decked with oak branches, and on the arrival of the party near the Town-hall, three lusty cheers were given for Mr. Roberts. The address of Mr. Price, surgeon, announcing his retire- ment from the contest, was extensively circulated in the town in the course of the morning. The peculiar and the quaint style in which the document was penned excited much obser- vation, and it was read with great avidity- Soon after eleven o'clock the proceedings commenced at the Town-hall, which was densely filled on the occasion. Amongst those present we observed a large number of the leading ma- gistracy, clergv, and freeholders from several districts of the county of Glamorgan. In the absence of T. W. Booker, Esq., the Sheriff, Thomas Kvans, Esq., the Deputy Sheriff, opened the business by read- ing the writ and explaining the object of their assembling to- gether. The writ having been read, Mr. Mevrick, of Merthyr, rose to propose Mr. Overton as a candidate "to fill the office of coroner for the eastern district, in the room of the late lamented and much-respected Mr. Davies, He said that he proposed Mr. Overton, for he thought he was a gentleman well qualified, in every respect, to fill the situa- tion as successor to the late Mr. Davies, who had discharged the duties with much ability, as well as to the satisfaction of Vae county at large. They were assembled that day to elect a ilt and proper person, duly qualified for a situation which aaiiked amongst the most anxious and important they read of in the history of the Constitution of this country (hear) there- Tore it behoved them that day to select a gentleman to fill the office who was, in all respects, well qualified to discharge the very important duties which were connected with the coroner- shin (aoplause). He would not presume to offer to them one -1 fi-a o did not, in every respect, possess those essential qualifica- tions which the office demanded. They required a gentleman who was skilled in the law—a gentleman who could distinguish between the most delicate points which frequently arose at in- »;>Ve3ts— point-; which should be duly weighed to ensure jus- Ace atui dedled according to the rules of evidence; because when the death of any of their fellow-creatures took place lÙLlcr circumstances of suspicion, it was absolutely necessary t:,I,.tt the carmer should possess the requisite legal acquire- ments; nl particularly, in addition to those qualifications, the knowledge of the Welsh language (loud cheers). The -ii he was about to propose was, in all these respects, well qualified for the office. He was a of this county— he was born in the parish of Merthyr Tydfil; he knew the Welsh language, or he would not presume to offer him that day as a. candidate. As a neighbour Mr. Overton was known to him, and having called on him, he (Mr. Meyriek; could not withhold his assent to support him; therefore, without any disparagement to either of the other "gentlemen who were in th i field, he ventured to propose him to the freeholders as the mm above all others the most qualified for the coronership (ao-iikuise). A knowledge of the Welsh language he looked ityjn as an essential qualification; Mr. Overton,he wa3 happy "t'i sav, possessed that requisite (cheers front-Mr. O-s friends). With respect to Mr. Roberts, Mr. Meyrick observe; he was a rnenibei of the medical profession, and did not possess the re- quisite qualification which he considered was necessary—a thorough legal knowledge of the rules of law. Taking, there- fore, Of till iiis qualifications, without disparagement to the other respectable- candidates, he had much pleasure in of- fering to their notice Mr. George Overton, as a fit and proper "per .on for the office of coroner (cheers). C.>nt:uh''Hewitt had much pleasure in seconding the nomina- tion of Mr. Overton. As so much had been said by the pro- poser, he woqld not add anything, but simply second the no- 1" -¡ .1 mination (applause). Mr. C'rawshav Bailey then rose and said—Mr. Deputy She- riff, and freeholders of Glamorgan, I beg to propose Mr. James L. Roberts as a candidate for the coronership now vacant in tins county. He understands the Welsh language, and, in my opinion, a surgeon ought to be appointed coroner for the eastern ■•-art of this county (loud cheers from Mr. Robert's friends). ^~Mr. William Thomas, of Court, formally seconded Mr. Ro- berta's domination.. J»Ir. P. Tralieme next proposed Mr. James W Russell to fill the ofSee vacant by the death of theatc lamented ami re- spected coroner for the eastern part of the county, Mr-. Davies \tremendous cheering). •• The Rev. Robert Knight, of Tythegston, rose to second the nomination, and was received with reiterated cheering. He paid he .was happy to see so manyof the old school present once more; he was also happy to sdy that the assembly looked .very much like an assembly of the old-fashioned freeholders (cheers). it, was not long since ho had the pleasure of address* *«• a similar assemblage before he again felt very great plea- sure in standing before them to second the nomination of Mr. Russell. They had just heard of the qualifications and re- quirements absolutely necessary to be possessed by the candi- dates, which had -been explained by his friend, Mr. Meyrick. He quite concurred with him respecting the importance of those qualifications, but he did not agree in all he had said (cheers). The gentleman whose nomination he had the honour of second- ing was, he believed, just as much a Welshman as any one of the other candidates (great cheering). He had the pleasure of knowing his family, some years ago, in Merthyr, and a more respectable family there could not be. He had not the plea- sure of knowing Mr. Russell himself until lately, but when he saw such an array of names from Merthyr, he (Mr: Knight) could have no hesitation in coming forward, to support him (cheers). He would not say one word about the other gentle- men, for whom he had every respect (hear). But he could not but think, when such an advertisement emanated from so re- spectable and influential a source, that Mr. Russell was de- cidedly the most eligible gentleman to be appointed coroner for the Merthyr district (applause). Mr. David Thomas then addressed the freeholders in an ex- cellent speech in support of Mr. Overton. He said that he did so, for Mr. Overton was versed in the Welsh language, the knowledge of which he considered indispensable, to enable co- roners to sift evidence thoroughly. He suggested that the candidates should address them in their native tongue (tre- mendous cheering). It was essential that the candidates should not only know the meaning of Welsh words, but under- stand the manner in which evidence was given. He did not consider medical gentlemen so capable to fill the vacancy as legal gentlemen, on the ground that the latter were more ac- quainted with the laws of evidence (cheers). The Deputy Sheriff having inquired whether there were any more candidates to be proposed, and receiving an answer in the negative, Mr. Overton (being the first proposed) rose to address the freeholders in English, but Was interrupted with the cries of Welsh, Welsh," which rendered him unable to proceed for some time. Silence being restored, Mr. Overton said—Gen- tlemen, let me give it mouth a little in English first, and then I'll address you in Welsh afterwards (cries of no, no; Welsh, Welsh; and cheers). After another effort he proceeded, and explained the reason why he presumed to offer himself. He said the only claims he had for their support were simply three -first, he was a native of this county-the second, that he had been bred in it, lived in it, and hoped to die in it (cheers)—the third was, he had a knowledge of the Welsh language (cheers). When a vacancy occurred in their venerable Church in this county, the bishop insisted on a knowledge of the Welsh lan- guage being essentially requisite; and the county press was now teeming with articles, urging the propriety of filling up the vacancies with clergymen acquainted with the beauties of the Welsh language, animated by Welsh feelings, and Welsh hearts (cheers). If it were so necessary to be possessed of these qualifications in the appointments of their venerable Es- tablishment, it was equally so with reference to the election of coroner (cheers). His duties were very onerous, and he would have to exercise them over that class of individuals to whose education little attention had been paid, and particularly in the eastern district of the county. After several additional remarks, Mr. Overton adverted to the advertisement referred to by the Rev. Mr. Knight. Mr. Russell had taken advantage of him, having issued the advertisement on the last Saturday before the election, or he would have produced a list as nume- rously and respectably signed as Mr. Russell's (cheers). Mr. Overton then proceeded to address his audience in the Welsh language. He said, "Gwrbodditjions i gyd,y chi wedi clywecl bod Jlr. Davies, y Coroner diwetha, wedi marw, 'tt-ioyf Ji xoedi d'od ymCt if/ofyn i chwi i electo fe —r—" (Loud laughter, and cries of "That is not Welsh," and hisses which lasted some time.) At length he raised his voice and said—" 'Rwy'n dymuno cael eich ewyllys dcla chwi," and was forced to desist by shouts of laughter. Mr. Roberts addressed the electors in Welsh, stating that they had heard that it was necessary that the person who filled the office of coroner in this county should possess a know- ledge of Welsh. He was proud to say that he possessed that knowledge, and that he belonged to the old Cymry (cheers). He was descended from the old grey-coated gentry of ancient Wales, and he claimed the suffrages of his fello w- ceun try men who could boast the same orig'n as their relationship to the ancient inhabitants of this county enabled them to do (cheers). It had been said that many offices in the Church were now im- properly filled by Saxons. There was now an office vacant to which they might appoint him, a Welshman (cheers)—and he hoped he should receive their support (cheers). From the kindness with which he had been generally received he was induced to hope that he would be placed at the head of the poll Mr. Russell next spoke, and was warmly greeted by the largest portion of the meeting. He said he would confess at once that he would not make an attempt to speak in Welsh, (cries of Oh, and hisses). He hoped, however, that the high qualifications referred to by Mr. Knight would be sufficient to secure for him the freeholders' votes, and his successful return for the office which he sought. He could not boast of speaking much of Welsh, but he coukl boast, and he felt proud, at hav- ing lived and having received his education in Wales (cheers). He had practised for fourteen years in Wales, during which time he had learnt and experienced the kindness of Wei hearts and he would say that he would esteem it as a high honour if he were returned by Welsh suffrages (cheers). Mr. Russell concluded by promising to discharge the duties of the office, should he be elected, with strictness, and to protect i county against being saddled with the expenses of unnecessary inquests (cheers). The Deputy Sheriff then, as there was a large number of freeholders behind the scenes, adjourned the meeting outside the Hall, in order to take the show of hands, which being taken, was declared to be in favour of Mr. Russell. The num- ber of hands held up for Mr. Overton and Mr. Roberts was nearly equal. Mr. Thomas then, on behalf of Mr. Overton, and Mr. Craw- shay Bailey, on the part of Mr. Roberts, demanded a poll. The Deputy Sheriff informed the assemblage there were three polling-places prepared, and the polling proceeded almost im- mediately, with much animation, and continued throughout the (lay.
STATE OF THE TOLL. Thursday. Friday. Overton 302 198 ——— 500. Russell 263 2S3 540. Roberts 74 257 — 331. On Friday evening Mr. Roberts issued an address, announc- ing his retirement, and stating as his reason for doing so, that some of his supporters had voted against him in consequence of a report that he had retired.
POXTypnIDD. O Wednesday last, a person of the name of David Edwards, butcher and farmer, Leder-ddu, near Pontypridd, committed suicide by cutting his throat. It is supposed that the horrid deed was committed in a fit of temporary insanity. He had attempted self-destrnction by hanging himself, about three or four months ago, but was cut down by his servant. It is sup- posed that the deed was now done by his butcher-knife. He was in comfortable circumstances and has left behind him a wife and several children.
BRECON. POLICE COURT, MONDAY, JUXE 26rn.— (Magistrates pre- sent, T. P. Price, Esq., mayor, and William Lloyd, Esq.)—G. R. Bevan, Esq,, summoned David Thompson, labourer, for tres- passing on his field, which lies contiguous to a ball court recently built, adjoining the Barley Mow Inn, in this town. Thompson did not appear. P. C. was sworn to prove the service of the summons upon Thompson on Saturday last. Mr. Bevan. proved the trespass. After a consultation between the complain- ant and their worships, Thompson was nominally fined, and or- c dered to pay costs of summons, &c.- Tlwmas Parry and Jonatlwn tl Pfoihsro, two young men from Llanfaes, were brought up, charged with breaking tiie windows of IIov/cll Powell, a mason, living in Mill-street, arid of committing other depredations of a most dis- graceful character, on Sunday morning last, between the hours of two and three o'clock. When the case came on for hearing, it was found that it had been compromised complainant not appearing, the defendants were discharged. SMALL DEBTS COURT.—The court was held on Monday, the 19th instant, before John Wilson, Esq., at the shire-hall. Plaints en- tered, 20.; summonses adjourned, 5; Summonses afterjudginent, 8. The following insolvents were heard npou their petitions and schedules.— Thomas Jones came up for his final protection. At-. torney for insolvent, Mr. S. B. Evans.— William Matthews. basket maker, came up for hearing upon his amended schedule. Mr. Bishop opposed on behalf of Mr. Creese, of Chepstow. Mr. D. Thomas, attorney for insolvent.—■William Davies (a prisoner), an insolvent, was licai-i upon his amended schedules. Mr.Ed-i ward vVIIliarrn opposed on behalf of the Rev. P. II. Morgan, and.: others. Petitions and schedules dismissed. Attorney for insol- vent, Mr. Bishop. HOUSE SIEALIXG,—On Wednesday night, the 21st inst.,a fine mare was stolen from a field near the house, the property of Mr. Lewis, of Pistil!, Llanfihangel Talyllyn, near Brecon. Our ac- tive P. O. Jones has been very diligent in searching for the thief, and has succeeded in tracirg the mare to the local'ty cf a noto- rious gang of horse stealers in this county. He is still busily pro- secuting Lie search, • DEATH BY DROWNING.—On Friday, the 16th inst., Holmes, Esq., of Llangoed Castle, whilst fishing in the river Wye, just under the mansion, accidentally fell from a rock into a pool of water, upwards of 30 feet deep and was, in consequence of the heavy fishing boots which he wore, drowned before any assistance could be rendered him. His body was found, after considerable search, on the following Saturday. The lamented gentleman was about taking a lease of the castle from the present proprietor, Joseph Bailey, Esq., M. P., and strange to say the estate agent Was at the castle, awaiting the unfortunate gentleman's return from the river, when the melancholy news arrived that he had found a watery grave. THE annual examination of the students of Trevecca College took place on the 21st and 22nd inst., when several members of the committee from several counties were present. The answers given by the young men to the questions proposed to them, in English Grammar, Geography, Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, Logic, History of England, Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew Bibl, Greek Testament, &c., evinced a considerable degree of attention on their part, and that much pains had been taken by the re- spected tutor to make them to understand the subjects.
CARMARTHEN. PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE. The annual examination of the students of this College took place on the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of the past week. The examiners were the deputation from the Presbyterian Board,—the Rev. D. Davison, Mr. Warren, and Mr. Martineau, assisted by Dr. Davies, of Froodvple. The exa- mination commenced on Tuesday afternoon, and terminated at mid-day on Friday and at three o'clock on the latter day, the students and their friends again assembled for the purpose of witnessing the distribution of the prizes. The proceedings commenced with the delivery of a sermon by Mr. Stevens, in conformity with the custom that one of the students then leaving the institution should preach a sermon before the deputation from the board. The text was, Can any good thing come out of Nazareth," and the sermon was specially directed against the prejudices of various kinds now prevalent in the world, and was very well composed and read. The Rev. D. Davison then addressed the students on the re- sults of the examination. He said that with the exception of one or two subjects, to which he would recommend their care- ful attention, the students had acquitted themselves in a highly creditable manner that he was further glad to hear that the moral conduct of the students was good that they should always remember that in this respect the character of the College Was very much in their keeping, as it was impossible but that the world would form its opinion of the institution from those who were sent out of it. Mr. D. then proceeded to some gene- L ral remarks as to the importance of our early attention to the formation of character in the students for the ministry. He then returned to the subject of their general studies, and ad- dressed some observations to those students who intended to matriculate at the University of London this year. He then referred to the prizes which the liberality of Mr. Lewis Lloyd enabled the deputation to bestow; and remarked that the prizes this year were rather to be considered as class prizes than as prizes of different degrees, inasmuch as he had so far yielded to the opinion of the tutors this year as to give, where it could be done (as was the case this year), a prize in each class rather than a prize to the best student in the College. However, besides the prizes, presents of books were to be given to all the students as encouragements to them but these would be divided this year into two classes the former of whom lie would wish to be considered as students who might, under cir- cumstances of less competition, have themselves obtained a prize; the latter as students with whose industry the deputa- tion were fully satisfied in general, but whose attainments were not such as to entitle them to such a distinction. The following is a list of the prizemen, and of the two other classes in order: Prize 1st class Mr. Dan1. Jeremy. Do. 2nd class Mr. Wiii. Roberts. Do. 3rd class Mr. John Jones, 1 Mr. Henry Oliver, qua. Do. 4th class Mr. David Davies. Honourably distinguished I; I 1. Mr. Thomas Evans. 2. Mr. John Jones, sen. t 3. Mr. David Johes. 4. Mr. David Dan1. Davies. 5. Mr. David Griffiths. Presented with books, as tokens of satisfaction:- Mr. Titus Evans. Mr. Evan Jones. Mr. David Thomas. Mr. George Palmer. Mr. Ben. Williams. Mr. Henry Jones. Mr. Davison then, in the name of the deputation, presented a few books to Mr. Stevens, and addressed some words to him on his quitting the College. He expressed the high opinion enter- tained by him of Mr. Stevens' character and acquirements, and the hope that he might be successful in his future career. Dr. Davies, of Frooclvale, then addressed the students upon those subjects in which he had examined them. He was very much pleased at the result of the examination in his depart- ment. He thought, perhaps, that they were almost closer together than had usually been the case. He then alluded more especially to some plans of study which might be used with advantage by the students during their vacation, and recommended to them some books on Hebrew and mathemai cal science, which they would find very useful. Rev. D. Davison again addressed the students at some length. He particularly directed their attention to the books recommended by Dr. Davies, observing that one of the greatest benefits which can be conferred upon young men, by persons who devote themselves to any specific branch of learning, is the recommending the best books on that subject to them, and that he was much pleased to see that Dr. Davies regarded the matter in the same light. After some remarks on general sub- jects, he concluded by wishing them a very pleasant vacation, that they might resume their studies with vigour, and in the enjoyment of bodily health and then called upon the Rev. J. Hughes, of Swansea, to conclude the proceedings by prayer. On Thursday evening, about fifty gentlemen and mem- bers of the various religious denominations, and friends of the institution,, dined together at the Drover's Arms, in this town. The Mayor presided, supported on his right by the Rev. D. Davison, J. Jenkins, Esq., the Rev. H. Griffiths, Principal of the College. Brecon, &c., &c.; and on his left by T. P. Warren, Esq., and T. Martineau, Esq. There were also present, the Rev. D. Lloyd, M.A., Rev. David Davies, Rev. Hugh Hughes, Rev. W. Jenkins, Rev. W. Morgan, Dr. Davison, Mr. C. Brigstocke, Mr. John Williams, Mr. Alfred Thomas, Mr. George Bagnall, Mr. E. B. Warren, &c., See. After the cloth had been removed, The Chairman rose to propose a toast, which he was sure they would all approve of, it was that of the Queen;" and he could not otherwise than express, on the first opportunity, the pleasure he entertained in meeting the deputation from the Presbyterian Board, a Board which many in that room, and thousands in the county, had reason to regard with feelings of gratitude for the fa- vours it had conferred on the institution in this town and he was certain everybody present hailed with pleasure the presence of the Rev. Mr. Davison, who had displayed such activity, energy, and great zeal, in behdf of the college. They had no other way of expressing their feelings than by thus meeting together to give ex- pression to those sentiments of gratitude and thankfulness to the Presbyterian Board, which he was certain all entertained. He would not enlarge any further, but would propose to them the health of the Queen, which he was sure all would drillk with plea- sure (cheers). The Chairman said, the next toast he was sure they would equally approve of. He was pretty sure that all present were ad- vocates of civil and religious liberty, although he was at the same time of opinion that time desired to go to extremes (hear, hear). Civil and religious liberty is all we require (a voice, Perfect''). Let all hold what opinions he thought proper, but let him also allow his neighbour as much freedom of opinion as he claimed himself (cheers). Without further comment, he would give them the toast of" Civil and Religions Liberty" (cheers). The Chairman again rose, and said they were greatly indebted to the Presbyterian Board; they should, therefore, lose no opportu- nity of showing their gratitude, and of telling them that they fully appreciated their kindness and generosity to the principality (hear, hear). He begged to propose the Presbyterian Board, coupling with it the health of Mr. Warren, one of the deputation (cheers).. Mr. Warren returned thanks. He said he felt unable to ac- knowledge as he could wish the honour they had conferred on him and the Presbyterian Board. He could hardly have imagined, had lie not been present that day, the strong and lively interest that institution appeared to excite in Carmarthen and its neighbour- hood (cheers). lie could not have imagined that it would have excited so much interest, or was held in such high estimation but he could assure them it was most gratifying to him, as the senior lay member of the deputation, to witness that spirit (cheers). He might state that he had a sort of hereditary interest in the prospe- rity of the institution, as many years ago his father occasionally used to attend their annual meetings and examinations. He need not therefore say how much pleasure he experienced in being pre- sent on that occasion, They now enjoyed superior advantages to what was previously the case; and it was not to be wondered at, as the progress of knowledge and the general advance in literature had been so great that any institution, even to keep its footing, must keep pace with the general advance in intellectual knowledge and attainments, particularly an institution whose end and aim was to prepare persons for the Christian ministry. The acquire- ments of the people were much greater than formerly, and it was therefore the more necessary that their spiritual teachers should be correspondingly advanced. As to the result of the examination, it would not be right in him to give an opinion, but he might state it would be gratifying to them if they would be able to make a fa- vourable report, which he thought they should. He should also state that, fully sensible as they were of the value of the tutors, they could not sufficiently express their gratitude to his friend Mr. Davison, who had devoted so much time, energy, and industry to further the prosperity of the institution, and hoped his noble en- deavours would be crowned with much success (cheers). He again thanked them for their kind and hospitable reception, and begged to drink each of their healths (cheers). Dr. Davies, Froodvale, was then called upon by the Chairman. He said he begged leave to propose a toast, which he was confident all would approve of. It was the health of the worthy deputation (hear, hear). They all knew how much they were indebted for the long and varied services of one honoured individual then amongst them, who for a quarter of a century had occasionally given them his presence and assisted them, and who had always proved the friend of his country—he alluded to the Rev. Mr. Davi- son (cheers). He had been the means of promoting education, extending their studies, and greatly raising the standard of litera- ture and science (cheers). As education was the subject of the day, he would say a few words on the state of education in our own country (hear, hear). He was far from thinking that they were learned enough; at the same time he was bound to state that, as a nation, they were far above what they had been represented to be by some of those who had given evidence, and which had been published, in what was generally called the "Blue Books. It was his wish to speak of those gentlemen who acted as Commis- sioners to inquire into the state of education in Wales with defer- ence and impartiality. They had performed their duties, as far as he was able to judge, as well as they could; but they were strangers to the country and strangers to the language of the coun- try, and, consequently, they did not go in every instance to persons who would have been best able to have given them accurate infor- mation. And while he must say that in some parts of the Report justice had not been done, in other parts it must be admitted that they had done no more than describe the true state of things. The rev. gentleman then, at some length, stated the wants of the country as regarded education. They required infant schools, and schools for boys and girls, extended colleges; for while theower class, as they were commonly called ,of this country were far su- periorin point of attainments to the same class in England (cheers) it must be admitted that the middle classes in Wales were not so well educated as those of England. He, therefore, hoped, that when public attention was called to this fact, it would be the means of remedying the evil which now existed. Now, to effect this they must have competent teachers, and these they could not have without a sufficient remuneration was provided for them. There were differences of opinion as regarded the means of pro- moting this desirable end but if all would unite and promote that plan which should be found to be best adapted for the wants of the people, great good would be effected. Some were favourable to. Government aid, and some were not. He had before expressed his opinion in favour of it, and he would do so again. But if the majority of his countrymen—the intelligent majority—should be of contrary views and different opinions, lie would be ready to co- operate with them (cheers). Still he must express his opinion that Government aid was requisite. They should remember their country was poor, and they could not by voluntary subscriptions do what was required. He judged of this by what had been done (cheers). But they could not say what could be done until meet- ings were held in every place, and active measures to get subscrip- tions. ihey then could judge of-,the voluntary system; and if it did not prove sufficient, surely they ought to receive Government aid. If those present differed with him, he did not complain, as he only wished the same liberty to speak and think for himself aa he was ready to accede to others. It was often the case that the- weaker party cried out for liberty but when they became the pre- dominant party, they forgot what it was to practise liberty to others and were more intolerant than those they had cried out against. After some further observations, the rev. gentleman proposed the health of the deputation. Mr. Martineau, returned thanks in a very energetic and able speech which the want of space and time prevents our inserting. The Rev. J. S. Hughes, Swansea, was called upon. He proposed the health of the tutors of the college, and this he did with the hap- piest feelings. He remarked that perfect unanimity and unbroken friendship characterised them in all their proceedings; and ex- pressed his confidence that the fresh accession to the number of tutors, in the person of the amiable and learned Dr. Davison would not break the existing harmony, but rather render the union still happier and more complete. This he said from an in- timate knowledge of his esteemed tutors during the four happy years he spent at college. Owing to their presence, he refrained from saying many things to their credit as tutors, which he wished J to communicate. He then referred to the subject of education which, in those days, engrossed so much of the public attention^ and expressed a hope that they would not regard him as guilty of presumption, in differing from so many good and intelligent men on this subject, many of whom were then present however, every one should have the right of freedom of expression as well as free- dom of thought. Dr. Davies had advocated a system of Govern- ment education. He differed entirely from Dr. Davies, and de- fined education to be the development of mind, that is, of man, physically, mentally, and morally; and contended that it was im- possible to educate a child fully, without teaching the child soma principles of morality, which morality, in order to be the best, must be based on scripture. He then noticed that Government had sufficient work to mind its own business; that the taxation of the country is sufficiently burdensome; bssides, the people have the power to educate themselves, and this they can effect with much less expense, and with far greater efficiency. The volun- tary principle will bear examination, and is ahle to accomplish- all that is uecessary to be done. If there is any lack of power it is not in tpe voluntary principle itself, but in those who profess'if a^m bnefly referring to the tutors in the most respectful manner, he sat down, having evidently touched upon a string that caused a little vibration among some of the friends and advocates of a Governmental system of education. The Rev. D. Lloyd, M.A., returned thanks. He said he very much doubted the propriety of occupying their time further than by expressing his acknowledgments for their kindness, and the pleasure he experienced in attending meetings of that description where persons of different views and different opinions met toge- ther tor tne purpose of promoting social intercourse and Christian chanty. Occasions where parties of widely dissimilar sentiments on important matters of religion and politics seldom occurred when they did, therefore, as was the case at present, they excited so much pleasure that he could hardly express himself; and it was the fault of those who Were engaged in the Christian ministry tiiat those opportunities so seldom occurred. It was he was sorry to say too much the practice for persons to defend their own con- victions by raising walls of partition between themselves and others, and they were too prone to exhibit the sordid self-sufficient spirit of the Pharisee, rather than the meek and humble spirit en- joined by Jesus to his disciples when he said, l.ove one another." There were others again, who were afraid to hold opinions different from those which were held by their neighbours, and they swam smoothly clowli along the stream for fear of incurring the charge of sectarianism. He believed that the pure expression of mind and thought was not at all incompatible with true liberty and Christian charity; but on the contrary, he believed that perfect freedom of thought, and mind, and expression were the true foun- dations of perfect freedom and Christian chai-ity and he believed that the present difficulties, wh.ch not only troubled their own country but the whole continent of Europe, were in a great measure U to be ascribed to the attempts made to check the free expression of opinions and the free circulation of ideas it was to that he attri- buted the dark and lowering aspect of the times. It was the duty of all of every sect and denomination to unite together to bring every man to feel his high position in this world.-to teach him that he had a duty to perform and this could only be done by education. That led him to inquire how this education was to be afforded and he must say that he differed from Mr. Hughes. The rev. gentle- man then entered into very able arguments to prove that it was the duty of Government to educate the people, as the money expended was raised from the people, surely therefore it could not be ob- jected that it should be spent in educating the people. They were all agreed that education was necessary; lie hoped, therefore, they would unite to promote that desirable end. Mr. Ll°yd having again returned thanks for the kind manner in which the healths of c the tutors had been drank, sat down amidst cheering. The Rev. D. Davies, as one of the tutors, returned thanks. He said he was glad -to say that he could repeat what he said last year that as regarded the students they had no reason to complain'. They were regular in their studies, and they were punctual in their attendance on the public duties of religion, and that was a point tf great- importance. The Chairman said that he knew all the students, and that, he could say, without fear of contradiction, that their general conduct was irreproachable. Dr. Davison also returned thanks, L11
POLICE, JUXE 21 ST.—(Held before H. A. Bruce, Esq.)— ilary Dorman was fined 2s. 6(1. and costs, for assaulting Ann Morgan, at Pont-y-Storehouse, on the 18th inst.- Philip Da- gonan and John Collins, were committed to Brecon jail for desert- ing from.the 15th regiment of foot, now stationed at Brecon, to await further orders from the Horse Guards. Magdalene Jones was charged with stealing a flannel gown from a hedge, the pro- perty of Mary Thomas, a servant at the Harp beerhouse, at Gelli- rieg. Committed for trial at the ensuing quarter sessions to be held at Neath." JUNE^iTH.Heid before IT. A. Bruce and G. R. Morgan, Esqrs the Rev. C. Maybery", ahd Lewis Morgan, Esq.)— John Allen and Dominick Roan, two natives from the Emerald Isle, were charged with having, run away, and left their wives and chil- dren,.chargeable to the parish of Merthyr, forgetting "Justice" to Merthyr. Committed to Cardiff House of Correction to hard labour, for fourteen days each. Mary Jenkins, the wife of Thomas Jenkins, bailer, Penydarrau iron-works, was fined 4s. 6d. and costs, for assaulting Sarah Jones. Elizabeth Williams, landlady of the Grawen Arms, was charged by Superintendent Wrenn with keeping her house open for the sale of beer, &c., during the hours of Divine service on Sunday last. Being her first of- fence, she was fined only 10s. and expenses. John Eynon, of Maesteg, was charged with being the father of a bastard child by Margaret Pugh. Ordered to pay 3s. 6d. per week for the first six weeks, and 2s. 6d. afterwards, until the child attain the age of 13, or the marriage of the mother. Lewis Daries and Edward Coslett, two lads, were-charged with trespassing, and wilfully damaging the hay at Penydarran park. The former was fined 3d. and the latter one halfpenny as compensation for damages, and 2s. 6d. each coats. POLICE, JeNE 26.—(Magistrates present, W. Thomas and G. R. Morgan, Esqrs.)—James Jones, hauliier, of Dowlais, was charged with being drunk and incapable of taking care of himself. Fined 5s. — William Jones was also charged with the same offence against decency and good morals; but as he had been some time in custody, he was reprimanded and discharged. Jonah Davies was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. per week for the first six weeks, Is. fjd. afterwards, 5s. to the midwife, and 14s. costs, towards the support of his bastard child by Mary Lewis. h.