PEMBROKE. ROBBERY.—On Tuesday week a most daring robbery was com- mitted at Pantyng, Pembrokeshire, on the premises of the Rev. Henry Davies, Baptist minister, during the temporary absence of the family, who were gone to attend divine service at Harmony. The depredators succeeded in effecting an entrance by breaking several panes of glass in one of the windows they then visited thy different apartments, forcibly opening all the drawers, &c., &c. Their vigilance proved unavailing, as they merely happened to light on a few shillings in copper, having, in their anxiety to gain their booty, overlooked a cabinet, containing a large sum of money. Hitherto no clue has been found to the offenders.
ABEIIYSTWITII, On Tuesday weplr, the 20th instant, at the town-hall, Aber- ystwith, two regular thorough-bred tramps, calling themselves D. farcell and Joseph Jones, were brought up by police constable William Jones, charged with going about the town begging. Prom the testimony of the constable, both the prisoners were thorough scamps. Parcell told him that he would sooner take the road" than go to the workhouse, and Joseph Jones said that he must either beg or steal. There was money found on them, which shows that they could not be begging from want. Being unable Jo give any account of themselves, they were sentenced to one mouth's imprisonment in Cardigan gaol, with hard labour. On the person otJoseph Jones was found a letter purporting to be a testimonial from a medical gentleman from Merthyr, which from ti penmanship, orthography, and etymology, proves the extreme gullibility of the public to be taken in by such a transparent im- posture. For the benedtof such of our readers as have not seen such documents, we copy the above so far as it can be copied, but the flourishes and embellishments of the penmanship defy an imi- tation— The Bearer, Josheph Jones: This is to certify, that Jos. Jones, under my Care this 6 months dischargd with the diseased of the knee-joint Utiable to follow his employment, has been a collier in Ddwlass 'Works, beatig 4 years under Sir John Gass, he his born a very saber industerous carrector, and I believe that he his forcd to trafle the country for his lively wood. Signed by my hand this day, 1 June, 1848, Doctor Jos. James, High Street, Merthyr Tydwell, in the county of Glamorganshire. At the bottom of the previous document, apparently in the gamp's own hand Joseps Johnos. I am sorry to trouble my brethren, a wife and 2 children for a$sistance for i ham a long way from home. Sighned by my hand, 1 day of June, 1848.— Welshman.
NORTH WALES. Iliii'Dnr.AN.—On Tuesday, the 19th instant, as a labouring man was climbing the ruins of the castle in this ancient borough, in search of birds' nests, he somehow lost his hold, from a considerable height, fell upon the rocky ground beneath, and was killed upon the spot. He has left a wife and two children to deplore his loss., _A,Ios,ryN.-Q.-i Wednesday, the 20th instant, an explosion of coal-damp took place in the pit worked by the Messrs. Eyton. It appears that the pit was worked by night as well as by day, and the explosion took place about half-past ten o'clock. There were then four men below. Two of them managed to get near the air-pipe connected with a fan, and thus their lives ■Were preserved. Here they remained for a very long time, giving the usual signal appointed to signify danger; but un- fortunately no man attended the engine, and the watcher was an idiot, and moreover deaf! However some neighbours were attracted to the spot by the signal, an engine-man was pro- cured, and thus these two men were timely rescued from their perilous situation. The other two of course are dead; the pit >vas immediately closed in order to extinguish the fire, and was not opened when we received our last report. After the open- ing of the pit search will be made for the bodies, and an inquest held. NEWMARKET.—A. poor man in the neighbourhood of this place lost live of his children within the space of a month. They all died of scarlet fever. Out of six children, only one survives. HOLYHEAD.—On Wednesday evening the 2lst instant, Owen Hughes and William Thomas, two labourers employed in Enlarging the Graving Dock, met with an accident, which proved fatal. They were with others heaving on a winch, lifting the Dock Gates from, their position, when they were overpowered by the weight on the winch, the handles of which suddenly flew bauk and struck 0. Hughes on the head, and threw him off the stage, a height of about thirty feet, and causing his instantaneous death. W. Thomas was struck by the other handle, but was not thrown off the stage. His thigh, bone was shattered, and his frame so injured that his fellow-workmen were barely able to carry him to his home j)(-fore lie expired. Both were natives of Holyhead. The first has loft a widow and four children, the other a widow and one child, to feel the effect of the sad bereavement. CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY'.—Traffic for the Week s'ided June 17th, £ 1.111 14s, Id. 13ANGOR GREAT WOOL FAIR.—T^e chief and most attractive Mature of the great fair held on Monday, was the very low T&tes obtainable for wools, nearly one -half the ticket of last frow, 2s. 6(1. to 3s. ^'inual fair. Carnarvonshires from 2s. 6d. to 3s.; Angleseys, 4s. to 5s. the Welsh Ib, or five pounds English. A good of horses—but little business done. The few profitable pws sold brought good prices. There was a large attendance, "Ht save in wool no large amount of business was transacted. MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT LLANBERIS.— As we were going to press, we learned that a most melancholy accident occurred ^irly on the morning of Friday 011 one of the lakes at Llan- keiis. It. appears that a number of the quarrymen were pro- ceeding at an early hour to, their accustomed occupation in a "oat, when a sudden squall of wind struck and overset the boat; no fewer than six of the men, we regret to say, were Unfortunately drowned. The sole survivor, who could not swim, went clown with opened eyes, and perceiving some rough -■stones at the bottom, in the shape of an inclined plane, he scrambled up, and got into shallow water. When down he saw one of his companions having hold of another man's leg. The boat is a light racing gig, one of the competing boats at the cl 0 Regatta, and unequal to the impulse of a sail. The drowned ^onsisted of three married, and three single men,, and the af- Hicting catastrophe has produced a deep sensation at Llanberis, Miere the greatest excitement prevailed during the time the bodies were being dragged for. All of these have been got up, 'md an inquest was held on Saturday last, before E. G. Powell, hsq. The bodies were interred on Monday, followed to the Brave by a large concourse of mourning fellow-labourers. The deepest sympathy is felt for the surviving relatives in the Neighbourhood of the Quarries, while all must lament to some so deplorable a calamity, MAIL CONVEYANCE WITH %It is said that early next 5jlonth the mail bags will be transmitted from Dublin to Lon- 'lon, via Holyhead, instead of, as at present, through Liver- pool, This arrangement will ensure the delivery of papers and c*tters in London in 11 or 12 hours after leaving Dublin. The ^maining portion of the Chester and Holyhead line of railway, jhrough the island of Anglesey,is ready for being opened; and !l° steam vessels, just built on the Thames, will effect the pas- across the Irish channel in 3 hours.
PICTURES FOli THE HILLTOP OF WALES, Yes, deny it who may, and smooth it as you please, the ^movable Iteports have inflicted$deep, monstrous wrong ?u the Welsh people which shall not be. forgotten. They lave touched the national heart, and have secured for thepi- MVes an immortality wMcJi will not be much relished. ,°st people have said their say about the authors and con- tutors of these attacks on Welsh morality and our ]an- page. The orator has addressed his hearers, and the writer put his thoughts on record. The poet has summoned his to record in withering strains the exploits of the In- H'-Urcrs i and in these pictures the artist has employed his pencil in order to "illustrate and commemorate the good, the wise, and the kind intentions of all parties concerned in the late espionage under the name of a Government Com- mission on Education in Wales," The subject is worthy of illustration, and in these drawing's it is worthily treated. No. 1 illustrates the origin of the Committee of Council on Education. Lord John Ilussell, surrounded by an astonished batch of lords and bishops, delivers the following address My Lords,—England and Wales areas destitute of the means of religious training that they are fast sinking into a state of bar- barism. It appears from this letter, which was sent me by the rev. chaplain of a prison, in Lancashire, that few can answer any reli- gious questions beyond the first in our beautiful catechism. I I asked a boy six years old (who had been very properly committed to gaol for looking over the stile-at the Squire's game),' says the rev. gentleman—' What is your name ? Billy. What did your godmothers promise for you in your baptism ? I hasn't got none. Who is your clergyman ? Don no. Who is the bishop of your diocese P Don no. What is the name of the sovereign of these realms ? Don no.' (Sensations of astonishment and horror here seize their lordships, and their hair stands on end !) Now my lords, such being the proved condition of her Majesty's subjects, with regard to religious education, I propose the establishment of a Committee of Council to effect, covertly and by degrees, that which Parliament cannot accomplish by reason of pressure from without, as proved in the case of Sir J. Graham's bill." (Shouts of hear, hear!—Bravo the Whigs !-Long life to Johnny! Long live Church and State!) No. 2 describes Gathercoal Scuttleworth's final charge to the spies- The Whig ministry are resolved to punish Wales for the dangerous example it gives to the rest of the empire, by its uni- versal Dissent from our Church! I now inform you, in confi- dence, that this is the real object of this espionage-you are to help their lordships (of the Committee of Council) to make out a case against voluntary religion, by collecting such evidence of its connexion with immorality, disloyalty, and barbarism, as will dis- gust the public mind of England, thereby preparing it to sanction the (despotic) scheme in contemplation for driving the Welsh back to the true Church. The use of the Welsh language being known to be favourable to the propagation of earnest personal re- ligion, both the LANGUAGE and the NATIONALITY of the Welsh, as well as their religion, are to be destroyed. Your professional, 11 with your personal art, will enable you to select such witnesses, and call such evidence, as may secure our object without exciting suspicion. My lords have authorised me to assure that you shall be made gentlemen (!) on your return." No. 3, Symons and Schools," shows a school well-fillecl with children, who are examined by the learned Commis- sioner, whose physiognomy, as given here, none need envy. The following is the examination :— It has been my constant practice to give a penny to the child that answers most promptly and absurdly on a word or name never heard of before.—Now children What is Symons ? Is it the name of an ass ? Or a monkey ? Or is it not a man—an honest man ? It is an ass No. It is a monkey! No. It is an honest man! Here boy, yours is the wildest guess,' and here is the penny for you." Upon this Taffy" very sapiently asks, £ < Was it not on this self-same principle that the categhist re- ceived his reward on his return to London ? Did not Scuttleworth deliver an address to this effectYour genuine anxiety to get the penny having prompted the wildest guesses on your own part and that of your well-setacted informants, and these being most agreeable to my lords' intentions, here is the penny (an inspector- ship) for you?" These pictures for the million will tell with amassing effect. We believe the letter-press in Welsh is more striking than in English, and that the Welshman will be delighted to find that his wrongs are so fully avenged. Wo recommend these drawings to the attention of our readers, and venture to hope that they will do more execution in the line in which they are concerned than any other means. Ridicule is a power- ful weapon, and perhaps no one knows better how to use it than the author of these Pictures. We trust the sale will be very extensive. We shall again call attention to them as they proceed.
Religious Intelligence. THB MONMOUTHSHIRE WELSH INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION.— This association held its annual meeting at Rumney, on the 7th and 8th instant, when forty ministers were piesent. Thirty-nine powerful sermons were delivered in the open air and in the dif- ferent chapels in the neighbourhood. The following were among the resolutions that were unanimously adopted by the conference That the conference of this association strongly recommends the voluntary Normal College for Wales about to be removed to Swansea, and promise to support it to the best of thoir ability they also beg to express their hope that every denomination of Dissenters will be anxious to support an institution so consistent with their professed principles, and will resist every attempt to connect the education of the people with the civil Government. That this conference is anxious to express its disapprobation of the one-sided, prejudiced, and false Reports of the Commissioners of Inquiry into the State of Education in Wales and is of opin- ion that the origin, the conduct, and the design of such inquiry is utterly inconsistent with our principles as Dissenters. That this conference greatly rejoices in the success of the PRINCIPALITY, and the powerful and efficient manner in which it is conducted and deem it an organ that merits the warmest support of every patriotic Welshman, especially all the Dissenters of Wales. CWl OGWR.—On Wednesday and Thursday, the 21st and 22nd ult., services were held in connexion with the opening of a new chapel erected by. the Independent denomination at this place The different services were introduced by the Itevs. D. Evans Neath; J.Thomas, Cefhcribwr ;jWm. Morgan, Troed- v-rhiw- and Mr. Hopkins of Cymar Glyncorwg. Very interest- ing and edifying discourses were delivered by the llevs W. Morgan Troedyrhiw Evan Griffiths, Swansea J. llees, Car- mel °\V Watkins, Llwyni; J. Thomas, Cefncribwr; D. Evans, Neath T. Lloyd, Llwyni; O. Owens, Urynmenyn; and John Evans Maendy. We understand that this chapel is erected in a beautiful and picturesque neighbourhood where there was no place of worship, and that the inhabitants, who are unmixed descendants of the old Cymry, have been extremely kind and liberal during the time it was in building as well as on the opening day. May their kindness be rewarded with the bless- ings of heaven above and earth beneath ABBR.-On the 12th and 13th inst., the quarterly meeting of the Independent denomination in Breconshire, was held at this place. Seventeen ministers were present. The first day the ministers and deacons met at three in the afternoon to transact the county business. Services were introduced by the following ministers the Ilev. G. Griffiths, Newport (late of Brecon) E. Prichard, Skethrog; M. Morgans, Bethania j S. Phillips, Langynydr; L. Evans, Langynyclr (Baptist), and W. Morgan. The Rev. D. Jones, the minister of the place, gave out the hYll1115 at each service; the singing was orderly and melodious. The following gentlemen preached at the different services: the Revs. Thos. R. Davies, Cerigcadarn; J. Ste- phens, Brvchgoed; G. Griffiths, Newport; J. Price, Rhymney; T. Jones,"Llangatwg T. Havard, Tredustan W. Rees,Liver- pool W. Williams, Tredegar; M. Ellis, Mynyddislwyn M, Morgans, Ebenezer; and L. Powell, Cardiff. We have reason to say that it was good for us to be here." The Church at Aber present their respected pastor, the ltcy, Daniel Jones, with the PRINCIPALITY as a token of their esteem for him in his old days.. RADNORSHIRE. — The congregational church at Rhayader, Radnorshire, has given an unanimous invitation to the Rev. D. Davies of Llangefni, Anglesey, to become its pastor, which, we understand, has been accepted. THE annual meeting at Middle Hill, Pembrokeshire, was held on Wednesday week. The morning service was introduced by the Rev. J. Williams, Haverfordwest; and the Rev. J.R. Joaes, Kilsby, and the Rev. J. Griffiths, Saint David's, preached, from Lnke xv. 18, 1, and Heb. iii. 12. In the afternoon, the Rev. T. Davies, Solva, and the Rev. Mr. Fisher, Pembroke, preached, from John xvii. 17, and Psalm ciii. 17. And in the evening, the Rev. Mr. Jones, liilsby, introduced; and the Rev. Ii. Mathias, Wolfsdal'e, and the Rev. W. Davies, Pencaer, preached from 2 Cor. v. 11, and Numbers x. 29. The meetings were well at- tended, better, we think, than on any former year. These annual meetings, we sincerely hope, will greatly tend to encourage the n\inister of the place, and be productive of much good. \HmwAEN,BA,l'TIST ASSOCIATION.—On the 21st and 22nd inslant, the annual association of the Baptists was held at this place. On tlie 21st, the ministers and messengers met in confer- ence;' Mr. B. Evans, the respected minister,'wishing to devote his ti\ne to the general> management of the affairs, proposed that Mr. John Jones, of Zion, Merthyr, should preside over the con- ferences. Mr. John Evans, Cowbridge, acted as secretary. Hav- ing elected a business committee of seven, the letters from the different churches were read, from which we were glad to find that the churches generally enjoyed internal peace ar.d tranquil., lity. After devoting much time to the internal affairs of the de- nomination, several resolutions of a more general character were agreed to, among which was one recommending the principles of the "Anti-State Church Association" to the serious consideration of the churches. Another resolution was agreed to condemnatory of the Report of Mr. Lingen, as being inaccurate, unfair, and sec- tarian. It was stated by the mover of this resolution (Rev. T. Price) that the commissioner had left out of his Report 27 Sab- bath-schools belonging to this association. A fine specimen of the boasted accuracy of the Blue Books, is it not? During the pub- lic meetings, sermons were preached by the following ministers Daniel Jones, Caerphilly; James Richards, Newbridge H. W. Hughes, Maesteg;' J. Evans, Cowbridge W. Roberts, lredegav; D. Rees, Cardigan B. Price (Cyraro Bach) D. Davies, Swan- sea D. Jones, and W. Jones, Cardiff; J. Roberts, Llangevni E. Williams, Cwmbychan; S. Edwards, Rhymney; and W. Evans, of Cwmtwrch. The weather was very desirable, the congregations large, and the preaching exceedingly good. In conclusion we de- sire, on behalf of the minister and the Baptist church at Hirwaen, to return our most sincere thanks to the kind friends of all deno- minations, for their unequalled liberality, kindness, and hospi- tality to the numerous ministers and friends who came from a dis- tance. The association next year will be held at Zoar, Rhymney. DowLAis.-4-The anniversary of the English We«leyans was held here on'Sunday. Eloquent and impressive discourses were delivered by the Revs. C. W. Vibert and J. Spencer, to large and attentive congregations. The collections towards liquidating the. chapel debt were very liberal, and it is hoped much good will en- sue. The tea-party for the same object was held on Monday, when we observed many friends of different denominations pre- sent. As usual on such occasions, the tea and cake were ex. tremely good, and the attention paid to strangers beyond all praise. Able addresses were given at the close by the Revs Vibert, and J. Spencer; and Messrs. Gwyther, Harding Greener, and Maddy. It was intented to clear off' the whole debt, and we have no doubt but that that noble purpose was accom p lished.
MINING INTELLIGENCE. The second quarter of the year, 1848, being this day brought to a close, we have, as usual, compiled a summary of the sales of copper ore, by public ticketing, in Cornwall and Swansea. The various sales in the county have amounted to 40,018 tons, producing the sum of 187,770 14s. 6d. being an increase over the previous quarter of 4,358 tons, but a decrease in the returns of E7,442 Is. ocl,-tlie latter having been 35,662 tons, and 1:195,212 15s. 6d. This serious falling off in the value of mining property in Cornwall is only to be accounted for in the ruinous depression of the standard, from £ 97 13s. to a little under £ 90 on a nearly like produce, and the consequent enor- mously increased profits of the smelters; for while our quotations of tile and cake copper will be found nearly the same at the end of March, as in our present number the average price of the ore has fallen from £ 5 lis. to £ 4 los. 9d.— while? in that of the produce, there is only the merest fraction of difference. As mining business is at present conducted, it Z, would really appear that the whole copper mining property of Cornwall, Devon, and Wales, was worked solely for the ad- vantage of the seven or eight wealthy firms conducting the entire smelting process. Many suggestions have been made for the loimation of smelting establishments by the mine adventurers themselves, who would thus at once secure the increased profits, and break up the effects of what at present must be considered a most grinding monopoly. Surely there is spirit and enterprise ex- isting among so wealthy a class, sufficient for the establishment of such, works and we should hope it only needs a bold start to be made, on a spirited, but judicious and economical, sys- tem, to see the project carried out to a successful and profitable issue. The above-named quantity of ores were purchased as follows:—. Mines Roval .Tons 2053 £ 8018 14 0 Vivian and Sons" 9818 46092 15 9 Freeman and Co 4881.21885 19 9 Greufell and Sons 5291 IS 9 Crown Company oaoIq 17 ? Sims, Neville, and Co 5766 24269 17 1 Williams, Foster, and Co 11403 63332 11 8 Schneider and Co 482 i 2015 16 6 Total.Tolls 40018 E 187,770 14 6 The amount of ores sold at Swansea, during the quarter, has been 9,895 tons, producing £ 84,454 7s.—being a falling off, as compared with the previous quarter, of only 468 tons in quan- tity, but, in money, £ 64,047 8s. Od.—amounting to 41 per cent. in quantity, and above 35 per cent. in value; the latter having been 10,363 tons, realising 1:148,502 5s. This extraordinary depression in the returns can only be attributed to two causes- one, the decreased quantity, which is, however, not in propor- tion and the other, the decreased price paid by the smelters for the ores, while no corresponding decrease has taken place in the market price of fine copper. The ores were purchased as follows:— English Copper Company .Tons 229 £ 364 13 0 Fryman and Co f Grenfell and Sons ••*• n-on 10 n Sims, Neville, and Co 00027 10 ?• Vivian and Sons. ^990 .22987 12 6 Williams, Foster, and Co. 2613 -21139 2 0 Mines Royal i? U t Schneider and Co Smith (Benjamin) ^0 19o- 5 0 Total TonS 9895 £ 81454 7 0 The copper ores from the principal foreign copper mines, sold during the quarter, and forming a portion ot the above, were— were— e Tons 3206 £ 33514 12 0 ^RAE 1863 151*9 0 6 AuSttaHa.v.. 564 7723 9 0 Santiago **(>3 4587 15 6 Chili; 95 •••••• 14;31 ?'•< New Zealaud 3 0 Total. Tons 6 I 62 C63330 5 0 Now, the foreign ores imported and sold at Swansea, during the previous quarter, was 7460 tons, producing £ 128,252 6s. 6d. showing a decrease for the quarter just ended of 1298 tons, and the sum of £ 61,922 Is. 6d.—thus accounting for the entire deficiency in the Swansea sales as to money but as the quan- tity, in this case, assimilates something nearer in proportion to the proceeds than in the total of the sales, it leaves the infer- ence as to the unfair diminution in price quite correct. The ores from the Irish mines, sold at Swansea, were as follows:—■ -:1' Bcrehavpn Tons 1592 £ 968} 0 0 Knockmahon" Ifi ™ 6 Baliymurtagh 4if •■•••• ? J! llolyford 11 1(H8 4 6 Gurtavallig • • ^7 S 19 6 Lackamoor 2G8 1- 6 Den-ycahan 43 180 12 0 Cronebane 46 145 19 0 Tigi'ony.. ••••• •• 1 29 5 0 Total ..Tons 3540 £ 19304 1 6 Total ..Tons 3540 £ 19304 1 6 This is a more cheering feature than any other part of the returiis-,iii increase having taken place of 921 tons; and, notwithstanding the depression in the prices, realised £ 10,724 2s. 6d., more than 2,619 tons did in the previous quarter. We trust this improvement will continue in the mines of Ireland; and now that the operation of the reduction of duties will come into full play, it is to be hoped a great im- provement in our mining districts, and the sales at ticketings, will be the result.ilint)zg ,Toze)-izctL
cURllENT PRJCES OF METAL. £ s. d. £ s. d. IKON—Ear a i .Wales..ton 5 10 0 to 6 0 0 London. 6 lo 0 7 0 0 rods 0 0 0.. 8 0.0 Hoop (Staf.) y 0 0 9 0 0 Sheet „ 0 0 0.. 10 0 0 Bars 0 0 0.. 8 1Q 0 Welsh cold-blast fpmidrypig. 3 5 0 4 5 0 11 c 4 0 Scotch pig b, Clyde. 2 2 6 Rails, average. 6 0 0.. 6 5 0 Chahs. 0 0 0.. 4 0 0 lussilln, CeND c. 0 0 0 17 0 0 PSI 0 0 0 Gourieff. • 0 0 0 Archangel. 0 0 0 13 0 0 Swedish d, on tlie spot. 0 Q 0 11 1Q 0 Steele, tagt 0 0 0 .15 0 0 hegse. Q 0 0 13 19 0 Coppsn-—Tile f„ Q 0 0 87 10 0 Tough, cake. i 0 O- Q 88 10 0 Best selected 0 0 0 91 10 0 Ordinary sliects, lb. 0 0 0 0 0 10 bottoms. 0 0 0 0 0 11 lil-,TAL SllrATIIING. I. 0 0 0 0 0 Common blocks g. 3 15 0 bars, ——- 3 16 0 Refined. 3 19 0 Straits h 0 0 0.. 3 14 0 Banca ——— 4 4 0 TIN-PLATES-Ch., IC i, box. 1 8 0.. 1 9 0 ix 1 14 0.. 1 15 II Coke, IC 1 4 6 1 5 u IX 1 10 6.. 1 11 0 LI;AD-Sil,et k toit. 0 0 0 17 10 0 Pig, refined 0 0 0 18 5 0 common. 0 0 0 16 10 0 Spanish, in bond 16 10 0 red 0 0 0 19 10 0 Dry White. 0 0 0 24 0 0 Shot (Patent) 20 0 0 SPELTER—(Cake) I on spot. 13 10 (I ibrarrival. 0 0 0 ZINC—(Sheet) m export. 0 0 0 20 0 0 QUICKSILVER n lb' 0 3 8 0 3 9 a Discount 21 per cent. b Net cash. c Discount 2 £ per cent. d Ditto in bond. i Discount 3 per Cent. k Ditto 2,1 per cent. I Net cash. e In kegs 5 and g-inch. fDiscount 3 per cent. g Ditto 2 per cent, h Net cash. m Discount 14 per cent. n Discount 11 per cent. REMARKS.—Excepting a decline of £2 per ton in Banca tin, and a. fall of 3d. per lb. in quicksilver, we have no change to report this week in metals. The export demand generally continues in a very languid state.
GLASGOW PIG-IRON rTRADE. JUNE 22nd.-There has been little business done in pig-iron this week. The demand, until within the last two days, has been small: but,"since then, abetter feeling has sprung up, and some trans- actions have been entered into at 42s. 6d. and 43s. To-day holders are asking 43s. to 43s. 6d. for mixed numbers—cash.
PRICES OF WELSH MINING SHARES. r-. snares. uompany. i'aid. Price. 1000 Abergv/essin 7 — 10000 Banwen Iron Co 2 —■ 8000 Blaenavon ,50 2 10000 British Iron, Ne w regis 10 1 Do. do. scrip. 10 10 1000 Cwm Erfin 3.j.. 31 3000 Dyfngwm 10 12i 6400 Gadair 2 2 100 Grogwinion 5 — 1000 Lhvyn Malj's 5 wy 3600 Llynvi Iron 50 50 5000 Merionethshire Slate and Slate Slab Co. It 2 40eO Pennaiit 11 2 100 Pcnrhiw 30 65 10000 Rhymney Iron. 50 20 10000 Ditto New 7 6i 2500 Rhoswhiddol Mine 10
TO THE REV. D. REES, LLANELLY. DEAR SIR,-On Saturday evening I received an intima- tion, that if I wished to answer your questions in the PRIN- CIPALITV, it was advisable to post my letter on Monday. I am sorry to say, however, owing to a previous engagement, I am obliged to leave home this morning, so that it ig quite impossible for me to write in time for the next number. The delay of a week cannot do much harm. In the meanwhile. Believe me, iity dear sir, your's trulv, Brecon College, June 26, 1848. H. GRIFFITHS. [Lest any misapprehension might arise if Mr. Griffiths's letter did not appear in this number, we thought it necessary to intimate to him, that if he could post his letter on Mon- day, we should feel obliged but if it should not exceed one,, column in length, that he could post it on Tue.sday.-ED.)
THE NEW DODGE. We extract the following from the Silurian of last Saturday Speaking of Dr. Kay Shuttleworth's letter it says :—• We are assured also, by Dr. Shuttleworth's letter, that their lordships regard, with much interest and satisfaction, whatever exeitions are made to carry into execution their recent arrangements, for combining public aid with voluntary charity, in the maintenance of efficient schools." In the face of all the abuse heaped upon them, this is a manifestation of a noble spirit. Every town and hamlet in Wales will in future time have cause to thank those members of the Calvinistie Methodist connexion in Breconshire, for their courage and patriotism in coining forth with such a memorial at the present time. Next will their thanks be due to the Rev. D. Charles, President of Trevecca College, for his manly conduct in pub- licly avowing his conscientious opinions, and laying the whole matter before his fellow-countrymen in a clear light. He has thereby encountered a storm of opprobrium, but his reward is yet to come. Again, in the wake of this, we have another most hopeful and encouraging fact to record. It is "A Great Fact!" Let the opponents of Welsh Education observe it, for it will tell- and tell most powerfully upon the present state of the question of Education in Wales. All honour, we repeat, to the Welsh Methodists; they deserve well of their country. We under- stand that it had been determined, by a vote of the North Wales Association of Calvinistic Methodists, in their corporate capacity, to tender the acknowledgments of the body to the Cambrian Education Society, and to make collections in its behalf, Now, it may be a matter of interest to our readers to know what the objects of this Society are. They are the fol- lowing, amongst others:— To facilitate the efforts of local committees, by furnishing them with school plans, suited to their localities by conducting applications on their behalf for grants from the Government, where such grants may be desired; and to afford such infor- mation as their circumstances may require." The Calvinistie Methodists of North Wales therefore have, in their connexional capacity, adopted a resolution to support a society, one of whose chief objects is to conduct application* for grants from Government. This is as it should be. Our Northern friends know their own interests and that of their country. Let the South follow their good example, and thus secure the children, whom they have instructed in their Sabbath schools, from being absolutely driven, by their own teachers, into the fold of a State Church. We learn, indeed, that in Cardiganshire, many influential men, of all sects, are bestirring themselves and that several school committees have already been formed in connexion with the Cambrian society. The following is the letter to which we have referred :— Committee of Council on Education, June 9, 1848. SIR,—The memorial of certain ministers and deacons of the Calvinistie Methodist Connexion in the county of Brecon—the receipt of which I had the honour to acknowledge on the 30th of May, 1848—has been submitted to the consideration of the Con mittee of Council 011 Education. Their lordships direct me to inform y-ou, that they have directed their attention to the arrangements which would be required to carry into execution in Wales their recent minutes, and I am to assure you that they would be ready to appoint natives of the prin- cipality, having a knowledge of the Welsh language, as inspectors of schools. Their lordships have also decided" that it is expedient, in Wale", to reduce to f-lo the lowest rate of augmentation of the salaries of teachers/vyho obtain certificates, in order that such augmentation may be accessible to schools which cannot provide more than Y,20 per annum of salary, and a house for their master. Their lordships are induced to make this alteration, in conse- quence both of the difficulty experienced in providing, from volun- tary sources, for the fulfilment of the conditions of the higher rates of augmentation, and because they are assured that the greater cheapness of the means of subsistence in Wales renders the lower rate of salary there equivalent to one a third greater in England. I am to assure you that my lords will regard, with much in- terest and satisfaction, whatever exertions are made to carry into execution their recent arrangements, for combining public aid with voluntary charity, in the maintenance of efficient schools;- I have the honour to be, sir, Your obedi;ept servant, J. P. KAY SHUITLEWORTH. To Mordccai Jones, Esq., Brecknock,
TEMPERANCE CERTIFICATES; The science, philanthropy, and religion of these lands have unequivocally pronounced in favour of the temperance reforma- tion. The most eminent philanthropists of the day, such as Father Mathew, Joseph Sturge, George William Alexander, Edward Smith, of Sheffield, James Silk Buckingham, and William Cash, are among its devoted and noble adherents, If afterwards we turn to medical men we find that the following certificate has been signed by about 1,5(16 of the most eminent in England, and thus undoubtedly, the first medical men in the world furnish the most gratifying testimony of the truth of the principles fqr which temperance reformers have so ardently contended in the face of so much obloquy and ridicule. The certificate is as follows:— We, the undersigned, are of opinion,— I.-That a very large portion of human misery, including pc-. verty, disease, and crime, is induced by the use of "alcoholic Or fer- mented liquors, as beverages.
The Brecon and other Dissenting Colleges in Wales," by the Rev. D. Liayd, and acknowledged by the Rev. II. Griffiths. "The Old Students," by the Rev. 1-1. Hughes, and responded to by the Rev. Timothy Davis, Evesham. Mr. Mortimer then proposed "The Chairman," for his very valua- ble and efficient services during the evening. The proceedings of the evening went off with the utmost harmony and concard, and afforded ample illustration, if one were necessary, that it is not only necessary, that it is not only desirable, but perfectly practicable for persons, differing widely, (-)-ii iinportttii.t paints, to meet in harmony and good feeling, for social, moral, and religious purposes. LLAVELLY MECHANICS' INSTITUTION.—The lecture for this week was delivered by Mr. John Thomas, our respected townsman, on "the peculiarities of Welsh Poetry," to a large and respecta- ble audience, at the Society's Rooms. The lecturer, being one of the distinguished sons of the Awen," entertained his audience (particularly that portion of it that had a slight knowledge of the Welsh language), with a rich treat for a considerable time. The chair was occupied by the Rev. Mr. Williams, of St. Paul's church. At the conclusion of the address, the thanks of the meeting were presented to the lecturer, with enthusiastic applause.