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TREDEGAR. ON Monday, July 10th, a meeting was held at the vestry 0 0 room of the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Tredegar, to con- 0 sider 'the propriety of petitioning Parliament for having 0 r, public-houses shut on the Lord's day, and closing them tstrlier oil the week-nights. The Rev. William Williams, Adulam, was voted to the chair. After a few remarks from the chairman in explaining the object of the meeting, Mr. Thomas Pughe said as there is a hill now before the House of Lords, for having every public-house shut till one o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and as he was given to understand that there was no specific hour fixed by the law to compel publicans to close their houses in the night, beer-houses ex- cepted, he would propose that they should petition that House not only for having public-houses shut on Sunday morning till one o'clock, but also at nine in the evening, and at ten o'clock every night in the week except Saturday, which should be an hour later on account of markets. Mr. Morgan Evans seconded this resolution. After this several $p(}k on the propriety of adopting the resolution. Mr. Lewis Lewis proposed as an amendment that they should petition Parliament to have public-houses shut all Sunday. The amendment was seconded by Mr. Lewis Lewis, miner, and afterwards on being put to the vote, was carried by a large majority. The meeting then separated. CONCERT.—On Monday, the 1 Oth iiist., a concert of sacred music was held at the town-hall by the Merthyr and Dowlais choral society. This choir of music, which consists of thirty in number, quite enraptured the numerous parties of rank aud distinction who were present, and who were not sparing of their applause and enthusiasm in favour of such a beau- tiful selection of harmony, which excited so much interest, and we may add, admiration. The proceedings, in our opinion, were beyond rivalry. Nothing can possibly surpass their masterly conception of the parts, whilst their melo- dious voices, pouring forth the fine music of Mozart, Han- del, and other eminent authors, in the most perfect and en- ergetic style, was a treat of rare excellence. More than a mere word of passing praise is due to the conductor, Mr. ll. .Beynon, for his unrivalled efforts in the management of the business, and for the excellent discipline he has over his pupils. The hall was well attended, and the plaudits of the audience demonstrated their delight and satisfaction. It was a source of peculiar gratification for us to have such a treat, and we beg to acknowledge our most unfeigned thanks to the society for this visit.-A Correspondent.
SWANSEA. SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—Another severe accident has occurred at the Cwmbwrla tunnel, by which a poor man had his leg broken, we believe, in two places. After being set by W. II. Michael, Esq., surgeon, he was conveyed to the Swansea Infirmary on the shoulders of his fellow-workmen. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.—On Friday, July 7, a paper was read at the monthly meeting of this union, by Mr. Spencer, which gave rise to considerable discussion. The meeting was adjourned to the following week, but for some cause or other it has not come off. REV. WM. HOWELL, BETHANY CHAPEL.—We deeply regret to hear that this gentleman was on Sunday morning the subject of a severe attack whilst engaged in the exercises of the pulpit. On giving out the second hymn, he became so extremely ill as to be removed from the chapel to his home. The service for the morning was given up. COUltAGECOOLED. Ol1 Monday evening last, an indi- vidual in a state of intoxication was crossing the Swansea Ferry in a small boat; when near the shore, he made a spring from the boat towards the land against the wish of the old boatman his step being unsteady, the spring was anything but sufficient, and instead of reaching the shore he b zn was immersed in the tide. We are glad to find that no injury occurred to the man, and the only damage done was a thorough wetting.
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„ w NEWPORT. •1HE WATCH COMMITTEE met at the Town Clerk's Office, 011 Tuesday morning last. Present, the Mayor, Messrs. Latch, Edward Thomas, Davies, Dowling, and Turner. The conduct of several persons who keep spirit and beer- shops was strongly commented upon by the commissioners, on account of the late hours and disorderly houses which those persons keep. In one house it was reported that the degraded drunkards were allowed to indulge in their infatu- ated folly throughout the night, to the great annoyance of the residents in the adjoining houses. And this is of fre- quent occurrence. The manner in which this house is con- ducted will surely be remembered on the next licencing day. Would that the public were prepared in this country, as they are in America, for the cry of no licence A COMMISSIONERS' MEETING was held at the Town Hall, Newport, on Monday evening, July 13th, 1848. There' were present Mr. Dowling In the chair, the mayor (W. Jenkins, Esq.), Mr. Hughes, magistrate, Messrs. Turner," Wuollett (town clerk), Edward Thomas Townsend, Abraham Jones, Lewis Edwards, Richard Mullock, and James Hewitt. Considerable discussion took place in reference to Fothergill- street, as to the payment of the expense incurred in cleansing it; some of the Commissioners contending that a moiety of the expense should be paid by the parish of St. W oollos. A committee was ultimately named to call on Mr. Hodgkinson (for the p.msh of St. Woollos) for a settlement. Sundry matters wore., brought under the consideration of the Com- niissionors.; amongst others the supply of water for the tire-engine from the New Water Works Company. The supply for this purpose is to be free of charge, provided the Commissioners will also take a supply for watering the stress at 3s. 4d. for each square yard of the streets that may be watered. Bills due from the Commissioners to the itmount of £ 269 were presented for payment. One of these bills for the sum of £ 3o, a claim from the Town Clerk on account of the prosecution of Mr. Hall for the tanyard nuisance, elicited strong remarks from Mr. Townsend, *wlio asserted that the nuisance is not removed, and, therefore, that ".value received" is not obtained for the solicitor's bill. On the suggestion of Mr. Thomas the bill was submitted to the Finance Committee. The payment of another bill of £92 for one quarter's gas was deferred until more funds were in hand. After a sitting of four hours the meeting was j • -j O adjourned. POLICE COURT, MONDAY, JULY 17.-(Before Wm. Jen- kins, and T. ilughcs, Lsqrs.) John Griffiths, charged with stealing brass, the property of Messrs. IVi orris, of Abercarne tin works; also with stealing brass, from Crumlyn, the property of J. Winstcme. Committed to the Assizes- Eliza Broicn, a disorderly prostitute, was discharged with a caution.——Joseph Snailham was charged with beino- drunk and incapable of taking care of himself; fined 5s. Ann a disorderly prostitute; committed to hard labour for fourteen days.- William Lewis, charged with assaulting his wife in the street. Complainant not appearing the prisoner was discharged. Mary Ann Markhum, was eiiarged with stealing a quantity of wearing apparel from Pontypool, the property of Mr. J. Morgan sent to Ponty- pool, and there committed to the Assizes.——James Geary, vagrant, found sleeping on a lime kiln, was discharged with a caution. Martha Morgan, found drunk and incapable tiued 5s.; Mary Sullavan, found drunk and disorderly on Sunday night; discharged by paying Is. for food. A TEMPERANCE MEETING was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening, July 17, 1848. Previous to the arrival of the agent who was announced to speak, Mr. Z" Edward Thomas interested the meeting by exhibiting Cruikshank's plates of the Bottle and Sequel and bv read- itig. Dr. Mackay's poems illustrative of those ingenious works f art. The attendance was numerous and respectable both in the body of the hall and in the orchestra. Mr. Thomas was listened to with great attention, and the poems appeared to produce a deep impression on the more intelligent part of the audience; while the sentiments contained in them seemed to be too refined and classical for the less educated. After Mr. Tweedie's arrival, he spoke for half-an-hour with much effect, in favour of the principle of total abstinence. At the eioae of the meeting thirteen persons signed the pledge
COWBRIDGE. JT is in contemplation to erect a Congregational chapel in this tywti, for which purpose the land is purchased at an expense of fllQ, which will Le commenced immediately, having the sanc- tion of several ministers of the gospel. We wish the new under- taking sueeess. THIS town could boast one time of having one of the best-con- ducted inns itl Glamorganshire but, I am sorry to state, such is not the case now: several respectable travellersi some few days ago, in consequence of bad management, were obliged to- drive to Bridgend, and come back the next morning to do "their business, or put up with a second-rate victualling house. It is to be hoped this will catch the eye of some spirited individual, as no doubt it would realize a fortune for him in a few years.- Correspondeitt. JULY 1,S.-Tilis market was indeed very thinly attended both as to venders and purchasers, and produce was. rather lower. Huxters and farmers' wives seem to complain of the filthy state of the market as regards Bridgend and Cardiff, thinking they should be better accommodated, having to pay higher tolls for worse accommodation. ON Friday evening last, the house of Mrs. Rogers, of this place, was entered; and robbed of all the eatables, the other valuables not being obtainable no doubt, they de- camped with the most ready booty. Another attempt of a similar kind was made oil another house in the neighbour- hood, but police-constable Davidson being on the alert no doubt prevented the depredators from fulfilling their ruin- Z5 ous intentions.
PONTYPOOL. EFFECTS OF LIGHTNING. On Friday last, a young woman who was hay-making in a field near Cwmbrane, was suddenly struck to the ground by the lightning, which was most terrific in that neighbourhood, and was apparently lifeless for some time she has since revived, but is still in'a dangerous state. THE DRUIDS.—The several lodges of the Ancient Order of Druids in this town held their anniversary on Saturday last. The procession left Abersychan about twelve o'clock and proceeded to the English Baptist chapel, Pontypool, where they listened to an eloquent and impressive address by the Rev. S. Price, Baptist minister, Abersychan, from 1 Corin- thians, x. 31. The rev. gentleman's remarks were faithful and appropriate, and calculated to leave an im- pression on the minds of his hearers that would not soon be removed. As the procession moved along, the white gowns and long beards attracted the notice of hundreds of specta- tors. ON Thursday evening, the 13th instant, the Rev. B. Par- sons, of Eblcy," Gloucestershire, author of "Anti Bacchus," Mental and Moral Dignity of Woman," a series of tracts for the fustian jackets and smock frocks, &c., delivered an interesting and instructive lecture, at the English Baptist chapel, on the Greatness of thc- British Nation, traced to its Source." Afer a few remarks on the cause of the present state of things on the continent, and the desirableness of nations becoming more united the lecturer said, the time allotted him for the present lecture was unsufficient to notice all the sources of England's greatness; he should, therefore, confine himself to twelve, which were as follow:— 1. Our climate; 2. Our mixed races; 3. The independence of our various tribes; 4. Our insular position; 5. Our poverty; 6. The usurpation, ambition, and wants of our sovereigns; 7. Our trade, manufactures, and commerce; 8. The introduction of the Bible 9. Our political and religious sects; 10., Oar language; 11. Elevation of the classes; 12. The dignity of woman. The lecture, which contained much sterling matter, interspersed by many striking anec- dotes, and quotations of appropriate poetry, was delivered in a clear and impressive manner, and by occasional strokes of wit, and pungent satire, the lecturer drew from his audi- ence frequent bursts of applause. The meeting separated at ten o'clock, highly pleased and instructed. A vote of thanks to the lecturer was moved by Mr. Read, and seconded by Mr. Conway, and carried with acclamation.
CARMARTHEN. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on the 5th inst., before George Thomas, jun., Esq., coroner, at Glanbrane, in the parish of Pen- bryri, in this county, on the body of a newly-born child, which it was suspected had not come to its end in a natural way. From the evidence, it appeared that the mother of the child was a woman of the name of Hannah Owens, who had frequently been charged with being enceinte, which she denied. On Saturday, the 1st inst., however, she was confined, when no person was present, of a full- grown child in a short time afterwards a woman who lived about four miles from the place in which the mother was at service, and where she was confined, was sent for, and on her arrival she found the child in a corner of the room, covered with an apron, quite dead. On questioning the mother, she said the child was born dead, and this, witness stated, from the experience she had had, she believed to be the case. Mr. Jas. Thomas, surgeon, Newcastle- Ernlyn, also examined the child, which was in an advanced state of decomposition, and applied the usual tests, and he had no doubt the child was not born alive, although it was full grown, and of the average size and weight. Under these circumstances the jury re- turned a verdict that the child was still-born.
ABERYSTWYTH. MELANCHOLY DEATH.— This town was thrown into a state of great excitement on Saturday week, by an alarm being spread hat a person was drowned opposite Vietoria-terrace, and after proceeding thither, the report proved to be true, and that the per- son at the mercy of the waves was a young man about 34 years of age, of the name of Thomas Ridgewtiy, a butler in the service of William Peel, Esq., of Taliaris, Carmarthenshire. Thomas Ridgeway and a young bey of the name of Davies went to bathe about eight o'clock on Saturday evening the place fixed upon was the spot between the marine baths and Craiglais, the sea at that time being very rough, and in fact dangerous on the part of any person attempting to encounter the furious element; the boy as well as the deceased stripped, and went into the sea, but owing to the heavy ground swell, the boy immediately retreated to the beach, and no sootier had be had his feet on terra firma, than he observed his comrade struggling between the waves; he then called out for help, and upon hearing his cries, two or three persons hur" ried down from the adjacent bank to ascertain the cause of the alarm; Mr. Richard Jones, of Tynycastell, and Mr. David Lloyd, of 24, Portland-street, were amongst the first, and did all they could to rescue the poor fellow; they went into the water, but did not succeed for some time in getting hold of the body, they however succeeded in bringing him to shore, and after a short in- terval, Dr. Lloyd ordered the body to be conveyed to the Bath House, which was promptly done, and every imaginable means were resorted to with the view of restoring animation, but without success. An inquest was held on the body on Monday morning, at the Town-hall, before Richard Williams, Esq., M.D., coroner, and a respectable jury, of whom Mr. Bevan, of Trevechan, was foreman, when, alter the evidence before alluded to was taken, they returned a verdict of Accidental Death by Drowning.
PUBLIC MEETINGS HELD IN BEHALF…
PUBLIC MEETINGS HELD IN BEHALF OF THE SWANSEA NORMAL COLLEGE FOR WALES, IN THE COUNTY OF CARDIGAN. LIKCHBTD.—On Mondoy evening, June 19, a public meeting was held in this place, at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel, when the Rev. E. Davies of Ilaverforclwestattended as a deputation in behalf of the Normal College. It was the first of a eeries of meetings which he held in Cardiganshire. The subscribers were for the most part men of the lower class of society. Their names were taken at the close of the meeting. A sum not much less than £ 20 was subscribed. TitEWES, JUNE 20.-At the Independent chapel in a small congregation the sum was about £ 15. Gi-YNARTHEN, JUNE 21.-Tlie Independents at this place have done and are doing wonders. They seem to live, move, and have their being in the voluntary principle. Though they have lateiy paid up a large sum of their chapel debt, held a large Cymmanfa at considerable expense, and have lately elected a British school, yet, this congiegation, in the midst of the moun- tains, a considerable distance from any town or hamlet, have sub- scribed £ 25 towards the Normal College. NEW QUAY, JUNE 22.—The deputation found it difficult to explain the merits of the Institution iu this place. Men of sea- faring habits are generally distant from any sympathy with mental improvement, still the subscription was very good, aud a strong spirit was raised in the place to swell it up to a very respectable amount. The next day a meeting was held at the Calvimstic Methodist chapel, Aberaeron, which was well attended, and handsome subscriptions were obtained at the close. ABERYSTWYTH, MONDAY EVENING, ,TUNE 26.—At the request of the Young Men's Society, the Rev. E. Davies delivered a lecture on' the Revolutions of Europe, viewed in connexion with religion. The lecturer occupied two hours. He was listened to throughout with the greatest enthusiasm. It is evident that the Calvinistic. Methodists at Aberystwyth are cultivating their intellectual powers to a very considerable degree. They respond to deep strokes of thought. They are absorbed by that which, gives ex- ercise to the understanding. They take a lively interest in the great events of the day, and are too noble, too independent, and too enlightened to be apathetic towards the interests of the volun- ary principle, in the great questions now agitating the public. There is something truly great in the fact of about one-third of the whole population of the town attending the Calvinistic chapel. The Young Men's Society sent the following note enclosing a sovereign for Mr. Davies, after the delivery of the lecture. The Tabernacle, Aberystwyth, June 26, 1848. "At a special meeting of the Young Men's Society, it was una- nimously resolved that the cordial thanks of the society be pre- sented to the Rev. Edward Davies, Haverfordwest, for his able lecture on the Revolutions of Europe,' kindly delivered this evening, at-the request of the committee. (Signed) "JOHN WILLIAMS, Secretary." The following evening, June 27, a public meeting was held at the same chapel, in behaif of the Normal College, John Mathews, Esq., in the chair. Several ministers addressed the meeting. The Rev. Mr. Williams, Baptist minister, delivered a most effec- tive oration. He is a man of strong intellect, keen perception, and most convincing logical ability. 11 He appears on the platform without parade, with an appearance of shyness as if he shrank from his task. He soon enraptures his audience with his copious silvery streams of pure poetic Welsh. His arguments, illustra- tions, hints, and allusions, prove that the beautiful proportions of the voluntary principle have made themselves apparent to his clear mind without mistake. In him are combined the firmness of principle with powers of oratory. We know some who astonish the world with the paint of genius, who are destitute of every grain of principle, who will cry with the voluntary principle as a stepping-stone to popularity, but who care not a straw about its life or death in the day of battle. This worthy man of God is not so. He has the scars of the voluntary warfare in his countenance. He deserves greater fair play to shins, than he obtains among his people at Aberystwyth. He is worth more than treble the salary they give him. What was done for the Normal College at Aberystwyth was about £ (>0, which is expected to be increased to nearly zeloo. In sixteen meetings in connexion with canvassing the towns, the deputation obtained upwards of £ 207 subscriptions for the Coliege. There are forty-four chapels of the Calvinistic Methodists yet to be visited in Cardiganshire. The effort already made has proved eminently successful, considering the disadvan- tages under which it was put forth. The faint cry of timidity which has been sounding now for some time that the Welsh are too poor to educate themselves, combined with the ignorance of the people about the nature and claims of Normal Institutions—the apathy of some of the spiritual guides of the people-the difficul- ties of temporal interests in which the community is involved in the present year—heavy chapel debts and efforts to build new ones in some localities, and the general movement to erect British schools, stood in the way of success in the late effort. On the other hand, the deputation found the atmosphere of Cardigan full of salutary, anti-Government-interference breezes. The bogs of Government-grant inclinations had been well drained by the Ministers of Council and the Reports, so that the air was clear of unhealthy fogs. The deputation knew the hearts of Welshmen. He appealed to their sense of justice, whether it was right to re- ceive money from the Government until it had paid its debt; whether it was right for them to receive money when they had proved themselves able to erect so many chapels in the poorest neighbourhoods. He appealed to their consciences whether they, as religious men, would submit to a system of secular education, that excludes their dear Redeemer from their beloved children—a system that prevents the schoolmaster uttering a word about eternal things without being a criminal in the sight of the law- whether they would be a party to sanction the Government in granting money to teach falsehoods of the grossest kind in order to be liberal; whether they were willing for our rulers to have no moral character in their public acts; could they believe that the moral law did not reach "the powers that be," then, if so. it would be our policy, all of us, to be Government officials; for when there would be no law" there could be no transgression," then we could dispense with Christ altogether He showed the great inconsistency of the advocates of Government interference, who, when they wish to show the need of education, talk of it as a system which is to affect the entire moral character of man. It is thus they show that it is worth having. But when they talk of it as a matter for Government interference then it is nothing but a secular affair. To get the help of religious men they magnify the thing, but when they talk of Government assistance every argu- ment is used to prove it to be as small as a pill which a doctor may give to his patient. On one hand they say the rational man needs it, on the other, it is only the animal. By such arguments a deep impression was made in each congregation in favour of voluntary education. Movements of this sort fill us with bright hopes respecting the final greatness of our beloved Cambria.
PRESENTATION" OF A PUBLIC…
PRESENTATION" OF A PUBLIC TESTIMONIAL TO EDWARD WILLIAMS RICHARD, ESQ., LONDON. On Tuesday, June 20th, 18,18, at the Queen's Square Assembly itooiiis, Theo bal (I's- rozi(l, Holborti,,i public soiree and tea-meeting was given to E. W. Richard, Esq., for the purpose of presenting that gentleman with a testimonial from his friends and fellow- countrymen. The visitors began to arrive as early as four o'clock in the afternoon, and by seven o'clock hundreds of highly re- -speetableand well-dressed people had sat around the tea-tables, which were most efficiently presided over b) the beautiful and kind- hearted daughters of Ciwyllt, TValia. Soon after seven o'clock preparations were made to commence the public meeting, and by this time the large and commodious room was crowded by the most numerous and respectable attendance that was ever seen in the metropolis at a meeting of this kind, convened by the natives of the principality. In the unavoidable absence of W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., M. P., through indisposition, the Hev. T. W. Jen- kyn, D. D., president of Coward College, was voted by acclama- tion to the chair. On the right and left of the chairman we observed the honoured guest of the evening, E. W. Richard, Esq., the ltev. Henry Richard, the Rev. David Davies, the Rev. John Davies, Mynydd- bach; Messrs. J. Williams, J. Jones, E. Edwards, E. Williams, T. Edwards, T, Jones, and the various members of the numerous committee. The committee received the following note from W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq., M. P. Carlton Club, Pall Mall, June 20, 1848. Sir,—I have been for some time a great invalid, and feel my- self anything but equal to exertion. I therefore fear it will be quite out of my power to attend the meeting to-morrow, to present the public testimonial to Mr. E. W. Richard; this I shall much regret, as I could have much desired to have joined in this mark of ap- proval of Mr. Richard's talents and services. "My subscription will be paid to any one at any time when called for. I am, sir, obediently yours, To Mr. Williams. BULKEI,BY HUGHES." The Rev. Dr. Jenkyn, in rising to open the business of the even- ing, said—It affords me very great pleasure to meet so many of my countrymen and countrywomen assembled together, as we are now, to do honour to a distinguished countryman (cheers). My friend, Mr. Richard, appears before us the promoter of Welsh literature and mental improvement in London, and as the advocate of civil and religious liberty (hear). Our honoured guest has devoted a considerable portion of his time to the promotion of an improved literature adapted to the wants of the times, and as you are well aware he is both an eloquent speaker and writer of the Welsh lan- guage, and knows well also how to sinial iaith y Saeson (loud cheers). Mr. Richard appears before us also as the advocate of civil and religious freedom, and I am not sure that we generally appreciate sufficiently the importance of this service to the ad- vancement of our race. The estimable and laborious body of peo- ple to which Mr. Richard belongs (the Welsh Calvinistic Metho- dists) were not formerly so renowned for the liberality of their sentiments towards other sects and denominations, the dicta of certain good men were taken as infallible laws to be acted upon, and followed, and the opinions embodied in these laws were not al- ways the most charitable towards others (a laugh). But, happily, now for several years this truly excellent and very numerous body of Christians are governed and moved by a far more liberal spirit, and our distinguished countryman and guest of this evening may be looked uijon as a'fair expression or embodying of the present state of Welsh Methodism. He is now found in advance of the march of public opinion, and in the march of intellectual and religious liberty ;;and I trust that many of my young countrymen assem- bled he.rethis evening will be encouraged to follow his example, for in him they see a gentleman of discip incd and cultivated iutell,ect Iiiiiiself to the best interests of his countrymen. and who by his .encouragement of literature and mental culture has clone ni(ucl. to keep our young countrymen from the public- house, and other scenes ot immorality, and mere sensual enjoy- ment (loud cheers). The Rev. David Davies (Guildford) moved the first resolution, viz., "That this meeting, constituted chiefly of natives of the principality of Wales, being desirous of testifying their high regard for E. W. Richard, Esq.'s private worth and public charac- ter, and as a mark of respect for his brdliaiit genius and talents, and the great services he has rendered his countrymen, determines to present him on this occasion with this public testimonial, being a Paris time-piece and thermometer, with a purse of gold." Mr. Davies then addressed the meeting in the Welsh language, in a speech relllete ivitli humour and happy, illustrations, eliciting the repeated applause of the meeting; uiid concluded by ii.g that ¡ hating to address the audience again soon, he would not then trespuSs longer upon their tiuic-. j Mr. E. Williams, in rising, said-I have mucltpleasurein se- conding this resolution, for Mr. Ilichard is a gentleman who has largely devoted his time and his property to humane and patriotic purposes. We have, as a committee, received communications from several quarters, bearing testimony to various acts of charity and benevolence, performed by Mr. Richard oa variousocoasioaj. It was only yesterday we received a communication, with a guinea subscription, from a minister ia Wales, whose s-ja Mr. Richard had placed in a respectable school, csiefly by ha owa efforts. I well remember that good man telling me he had never met with such n friend as Mr. Richard. Many other cases might be mentioned of a similar kind, and more than time would allow us to enumerate this eveuing. We cannot Klose these obsarvatious, however, without referring to the Loudon Welsh Christian Society, which was founded by Mr. Richard, and conducted by him With distinguished ability and zeal; and I may add, with great success, for many years. Of course these services were gratuitous all the privilege lie had was that of being the largest ontributor to its lutids. Thus you see, sir, Mr. Richard has fully entitled himself to this token of gratitude and acknowledgment at our hands. But permit me to say, as that noble monarch, George III., said of Lancaster, that it was not in this world he expected his reward a good man has his reward in the next. So it is with Mr. Richard he looks for his reward in another world, though he may well expect it hpre too, for he imitates his great master iu lending his ear to the cry of the poor, and him ti at hath no helper and that passage in Job may be applied to him, I was eyes to tie blind, feet was I to the lame; I was a father to the poor, and the cause t knew not 1 searched out." Mr. Richard's literary labours- are likewise well known and highly appreciated, and ought to be mentioned here. He, in conjunction with his rev. and esteemed brother, gave us a most interesting memoir of his revered father, the Rev. Ebenezer Richard, a man whose labours as a Christian min- ister of extraordinary endowments, have been known and felt throughout the principality, and the effects of whose eloquence, letehed from heaven, will continue to vibrate through succeeding generations, even to the end of time (cheers). The memory of other valiant spirits also have been resuscitated from the sleep of death, by the powerful and eloquent pen of Mr. Richard. Trea- tises also on mental culture and other subjects have appeared in the Traethodydd, and other Welsh periodicals, by him. His energies have likewise been put forth in other channels, for pro- moting mental and moral improvement, and serving evety cause worthy the man and the Christian. In efforts to establish a library, young men's societies in acting as a secretary to the Welsh auxiliary Bible Society for a lengthened period, and that with un- common efficiency ;-in a word, Mr. Richard is on all occasions, and at every time, found to be truly alive to the claims of ins country and his kind, and ever ready to put forth the most per- severing efforts to serve his day and generation (cheers). The resolution having been carried, the Rev. D. Davies was again called upon by the chairman, and read the following ad- dress London, June 20, 1848.-Dear and much-esteeiued friend,Ve, your fellow-countrymen, the friends of your youth, the companions of your age, the admirers of your talents, and your sincere well-wishers through all the varied circumstances of your past life, as well as the chequered scenes of your future career, beg your acceptance of this humble testimonial, not as adequate to your merits, nor commensurate with your usefulness; not so munificent as our wishes, nor co-extensive with your claims of friendship upon us; but it is tendered to you as a token, however simple, of our attachment to you as a miniature, however insignificant of our unfeigned respect towards you; as a mum- meut, however humble, of our estimation of your public and private worth as an expression, however faiut, of our sympathy and esteem for a gentleman, who has long resided amongst us, and whom we have known from his youth up. "We have noticed with admiration the rush of your youthful talents, and have watched with eagerness the increase and expe- rience of maturer years. We recognise in you the friend of your country, the patriot abroad, the descendant of honoured ancestors, and the son of an illustrious father we see in you the mind that influences and leads congregated multitudes, the proclaims of .great truths and principles through the press and otherwise on thousand hills to the uttermost ends of Wales the literary scholar, the skilfu' practitioner, and the humble Christian nothing more re-, mains for us to do at the present moment in presenting to you this, but to breathe out our most fervent solicitations, saying, may ftifi sun of your usefulness never be clouded but by the shadows of natural decrepitude, and the mist of old age may the lustre of vour talents never be obscured till the extinction of your valuable life; may your personal virtues never be hid till shrouded by tiie gloom of the sepulchre, aud your voice in society be never silent till in the luish of your departure and the stillness of the. tomb— To E. W. Richard, Esq." At the conclusion of the reading the address, Mr. T. Williams, one of the highly-respected treasurers, formally presented Mr. Richard with a splendid Paris time-piece and thermometer, and a purse of gold; and Mr. T. Edwards read the inscription engraved on the time-piece, which was as follows —" Presented to Edward Williams Richard, Esq., by his friends and fellow-countrymen, in admiration of his brilliant genius and talents, and in honour of his noble patriotism aud philanthropy." The meeting, at this stage of the proceedings, presented a moat animated appearance, every countenance beamed with joy and ex- citement, while every eye was fixed upon the one object of the meeting's special regarcl and acliiiiratioii The observed of all ob- servers." Air. Richard observed, with entire truth, that such a testimonial had never before been presented to a Welshman by his countrymen in the metropolis and that it was a tribute that any might be proud to reccive, however high his position or distin- guished his abilities. Some of the most anxious amongst the hearers feared for a moment when looking at that countenance, pale from emotion, that their kindness had quite overpowered its object, and that he would be thereby rendered unable to address the audience. But the more observant reader of the human face divine felt as- sured that the man possessing that high, intellectual brow, would not be long silent., however deeply affected might be his feelings for the moment; and he was right". Mr. Richard now, amidst the loud and general applause of the meeting, advanced a step or two forward, and though labouring under the most profound excitement, yet addressed the meeting with entire self-possession, and delivered a most masterly and eloquent address, which occupied a full hour in the delivery, but which, nevertheless, was listened to throughout with eager attention, and amidst the loud and oft-repeated applause of the audience. Nothing short of a full report would do justice to this truly admirable and touching speech, and we shall not therefore attempt to do it injustice by giving an imperfect abstract of it. Wicks, Jisq., in a short but appropriate speech, moved the cordial thallkli of the meeting to the treasurers, secretaries, and the various members of tie committee for the great zeal and indefatigable energy with which they have taken up and prosecuted their labours in connexion" with the Richard testi- monial. 1 he Rev. John Davies, Mynyddbach, seconded the resolution, and d- dressed the meeting in the W elsh language, in a speech full of humour, Md abounding in patriotic sentiments, and was received throughout with ap- plause and loud laughter. The llv. Henry iUchard rose to move that the cordial thanks of this meeting be presented to the Rev. Dr. Jenkyn for his kindness in taking the chair, and his noble conduct in lending the assistance of his great talents to the furtherance of this and every other patriotic object. lie said: It ai- fords me very great pleasure to propose a vote of thanks to our excellent chairman; and 1 aiii sure you must all agree "itii me that the business of the evening has been by him most admiiably conducted (luud hews 1. Dr. Jenkyn has conferred honour upon his country by his profound and extensive studies, and has given hi his own person a direct contradic- tion to those calumniators of our countrymen who unbiushingly aert that Welshmen never excel in any branch of sciencc or knowledge (hear, hear). Dr. Jenkyn is now acknowledged as one of the masters of modern theology, and in a frivolous age has by his able and profound writing's carried the name and lame of English theologians, not only over every portion 01 this land, but throughout the distant states of America, and over all the coat nental countries of Europe (loud applause). And 1 cannot but think it must be a source of no small gratification to my dear brother to see the chair on this occasion occupied by so eminent a countryman as our esteemed chairman (hear, hear). For myself, 1 must confess I have spent a very deiigkifui evening I must say I think my brother ever since he has resided in LondoR has been ever anxious according to his ability to render every service in his power to his countrymen, and it cannot but be gratifying to his feelings to witness so many oi them on this occasion testifying tueir sense of these ser- vices by their presence here, and the beautiful testimonial which he hai just received from their hands (cheers). The longer, however, I live in the world, the more convinced I feel bow little we can depend upon the friend- ship and support of man to encourage us in our labours. I daily feel the n. cessity in all my public engagements of foiling back upon principle. Still, as Dr. Joim-on has observed, the opinion of the meanest man cannot be a mat- ter of indifference to any individual, whatever may be his talents or station. And this is one of those occasions where a in-in may receive with just gratifi- cation a public expression of the. approval of his conClud from his 1I"n¡;t.' and fellow men (hear, hear). And 1 do think this meeting presents a fair specimen of the best portion of the Welsh residents of London (loud cheers). And hereafter should my dear brother have moments of indolence (and Why has not such moments), the sight of this beautiful timepiece will, 1 trust, i e- mind him of his duty. And should he also have moments of despondencv (and who has not such moments), the icmembranc-e of this tribute will tend to cheer and revive his drooping spirits, and assure him that in all his hours he has the sympathy and approbation of many of his couutr met (cheers).. Jlr. Thomas Jones, late of Chepstow, seconded the resolution, and said that it had afforded him great pleasure to be pr< sent on this imere^tii' c oe casion, and he could not but feel that the sight they had this evel. i::g should be a source of great encouragement to those present who were parents and heads of families. I had the privilege of the friendship of the ie\eied father ol our honoured gnest, and his kuid brother, aud on one oc- casion I had the honour of being received as a guest for several days at his hospitable home. At this time these gentlemen were young- boys, but I Car, not forget the great care and anxiety iligpiaved lor their mental and tnoiat education by their excellent and much revel cd father (hear, hear). hix. Lifch- ard every evening made it a rule to have all his children repeat by heaft some small portions of scripture, and I can well remember on the Sabbath lie spent aome time in catechising and instructing them in religious subject And we have now before us ihe happy evidences of the good results that have followed the careful training of that great and good man (loud and VIOL- tinued cheers). The Itev. Henry Richard having put the resolution to the meeting, and having been carried by acclamation, the Hev. Doctor briefly returned thanks, and expressed the great delight he had experienced m being present. The Kev. Dr. in conclusion addressed a few highly appropriate observations to the young men present, urging them not to v aste their time upon the periouical' trash of the age, but apply themselves, and that upon system and lnethixi, to, the study of standard works, the mastery of which would not fail w en- large and improvc their minds. meeting now separated, it being past ten o'clock at night, all pjeeent testifying that never had they attended 3, meeting whose prvcceuiugs tlu:o¡¡g1. out hud been more entirely satisfactory and gratifying.