MONDAY. The learned judge took his seat on the bench at nine o'clock. GEORGE V. HARIIIS.—Mr. Chilton, Queen's Counsel, and Mr. Grove appeared for the plaintiff; Mr. Evans, Queen's Counsel, and Mr. Sergeant Jones for the defendant. This was an action to recover damages for a malicious prosecution insti- tuted by the defendant, David Harris, against the plaintiff, John George. The defendant pleaded the general issue. Verdict for the plaintiff, damages £ 10, The court rose at six o'clock.
MILFORD. The first annual meeting of the Milford and, Hakin British 9 r n $ school was held in the school-room on Tuesday, the llth instant J. Roberts, Esq., of Studdolph Hall, presided, and the following gentlemen favoured the meeting with their presence, and took part in the proceedings. The Rev. Mr. Stamper, of Uxbridge, Mr. W. Walters, of Preston, Mr. Heeley and Mr. J. H. Thomas, of Milford, Mr. Edward Davies, of Haverfordwest, Mr. Thomas, of Rosemarket, and Mr. Pughe, of Pembroke Dock. The chil- dren'were examined in reading, arithmetic, history, and geography, and several excellent specimens of writing and drawing were exhibited. The lessons had not been prepared for the occasion, and therefore the readiness with which the questions were answered, was the TOore satisfactory as it proved the thoroughness of the training; the questions asked by gentlemen on the platform being replied to with as much ease and correctness as those put by the master. Altogether the progress of the children was highly gratifying to the numerous audience, and reflected great credit on ,Mr. Greening, who has only had charge of the school for nine months. The report showed that a heavy debt remains on the building, but expressed a hope that it would be much reduced before the close of the present year by a special effort to be made immediately, and by a bazaar on a rather extensive scale to be held about Christmas.
FISIIGU ARD. THE WIATHEH AND THE CRops.-The bay in this neighbour- hood is almost all in safety and in good order. The corn by its present appearance promises an abundant harvest, and should the Weather continue fine for another fortnight, few of-our farmers ^ill commence reaping. The weather on the 20th and 21st inst. was Very boisterous with rain and high winds. The potato disease is making its appearance this year again, but not so extensive as the past years, and as yet the potatoes promise abundantly, however they will be towards the time of digging; that we must leave to the Giver.
NORTH WALES. DENBIGH.—On the 14th instant, an inquest was held before the Coroner of this division, on the body of John Williams, hus- bandman, in the employ of Mr. Gorst, of Plas Chambers. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased was in the stable at Plas Chambers about 4 o'clock in the evening of Thursday, the 1.3th, cleaning a horse, which he was heard to scold, and shortly afterwards the unfortunate man was observed to fall and heard to cry out. Two men at work in the yard close by instantly went !nto the stable, where he was found prostrate on the ground bleed- ing very profusely, and the right side of his head very muh cut. His distressed wife immediately came to the awful sight. When the poor fellow had been conveyed to his own house, a distance of only about 50 yards, life was hot perceptible. He died before a medical man anived on the spot. No one was in the stable at the time the fatal accident occurred. The deceased is said to have been a steady and trustworthy servant. He was 38 years of age. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death." LLANIDLOES.—DIABOLICAL ACT.-On the night of Thursday, the 13th instant, or early on Friday morning, an act of almost Unparalleled atrocity was perpetrated by some person or persons upon four fine cows and a beautiful mare, the property of Mr. R. Woosnam, flannel draper, of this town, by entering the field, and Pouring upon them a quantity of some destructive liquid, aquefor- tits or oil of vitriol, by which they were burnt in so dreadful a manner as to render it very uncertain, whether some of them will recover or not. The police officers are actively engaged in inves- tigating the affair. THE HOLYHEAD RAILWAY.—THE TI BUT.AII BIUDGF.S.—"WE had an opportunity lately of inspecting the stupendous iron tubes which are in course of construction a short distance above the MenaiSuspensionbridge; for the purpose of forming a passage for the trains of the Holyhead railway across the strait. Immense piers of granite are being erected on each side of the strait, and a Passive pier of the same material is rising in the middle of the stream. On these solid masses of masonry the vast hollow me- tallic ways will rest, forming a line continuous with the railway. The most cursory inspection of the tubes will at once convince the Spectator of their prodigious strength, and show them to be ca- pable of sustaining a far greater weight than any that is likely to pMs across them. They are not either cylindrical or elliptical, as 111anyhave Supposed, but rectangular, their'form being what is not uncommonly called an oblong square, about 30 feet high and 15 feet wide. They are constructed of thick plates of iron, firmly fivetted together, and strengthened by girders at the top and bottom. The chief element of strength, however, is in the bed or base of the work, which is composed of plates of iron set edgewise, So as to form cells, the under and upper surfaces being firmly rivetted to the intermediate perpendicular plates, the whole with the walls of the tube and its covering firmly girded and bound to-, gether with the utmost skill and ingenuity, forming a compact Piece of workmanship, the strength of which is beyond conception, ihese enormous tubes are built on stages erected over the stream. The spectator wonders, when contemplating them, how fabrics of fsUch stupendous weight, amounting to many thousands of tons are to be removed and lifted into the position which they are des- tIned to occupy. They will be floated to the piers on pontoons, Rild lifted to their final resting-place by hydraulic pressure. On 'he same day we passed in the evening train of the Holyhead '^ilway through'the tube at Conway, As the train was proceed- 1.ng at considerable speed the passage was effected almost in an ^stant. We were not conscious of any vibration, or indeed of ùny sensation different from that experienced in passing through ordinary tunnel. The Holyhead railway will be a great fa- vourite with tourists and those who travel for pleasure. The pres- ets from the carriages on both sides are exceedingly interesting, ^he Ijne rups principally along the sea-coast and the banks of the ~ee, so that throughout nearly the Svhole journey from Bangor to fester we have on one side a fine view of the Irish sea, and on V10 other a perpetually changing succession of mountain scenery. MverpoolAlbion. CAMBRIAN ARCH^OLOGICAI/ ASSOCIATION.—The presi- dent Qpd committee have directed that the second annual feting of the association shall be held at Carnarvon on the I3th, 14th, and loth days of next September. A LUCID. EXPOSITION.—An English drover, who was at the in the town of Conway, in company with seve- ral Welsh farmers, on the last fair day applied to mine host" for an explanation of the word maran"; the use of which by him had repeatedly produced much laughter amongst the auditors. Look you," replied mine host," you are a man, and (pointing to a servant girl) she is a woman you are the sheep, and she is the sheep-ess so you are the maran,' or man sheep." Lusus NATURES.—There is now in the possession of Mr. Hugh Griffith, of Glanrafon, a two-month old pig which only weighs 31bs., measures from the tip of the nose to the extremity of the tail 1 foot, and stands only 6 inches high. The rest of the litter (ten in number) are of the usual size, and altogether fine specimens of the porcine tribe. It is proportionably made with the exception of its ears, which arc very long; in fact, much longer than the rest. It is suckled by hand, being unable, owing to the smallness of its mouth, to suck at its mother's teat. THE RISING GENERATION.—" How dare you, sir, abuse a poor dumb animal in thaL shameful manner ?" said a lady the other day to a ragged urchin of about eight or nine years old, who was beating a dpnkey on the road near Ban- gor. "Pray, marm," responded the young varlet, "who made you my governess ?" While the lady was standing in mute astonishment at such a specimen of juvenile auda- city, the father, who had overheard the colloquy, came up, and in answer to the query if that was his child, immedi- ately answered, with evident paternal pride, Oh, yes, marm. He is a cute chap, that he is a hedicated boy, and has been at the hinfant school to larn manners." Manners indeed," exclaimed the lady. Oh, yes, marm," interrupted the fa- ther, it would do your heart good, marm, to see him make his best bow; and as for singing Amen, or whistling a psalm tune, there is not a boy in Bangor, marm, as can match him, because as how, marm, he is so well hedicated."
1,11LIRPOOL. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)—There are many thou- sands of Irishmen in this town, who are for the most part re- pealers, and they are again divided into two sections the moral-force repealers, who hold by the doctrines of Daniel O'Connell, and the physical-force repealers, who, imitating their brethren on the other side of the channel, preach that the i 1 11 pike and the gun are the only arguments that ought to be used. It is well known to the authorities of the town that there are several clubs in Liverpool (but as their proceedings are carried oil with closed doors, the result of their deliberations are not published in the newspapers), modelled on the same plan as the Irish ones, the members of which are all armed with offen- sive weapons, and that they are only waiting for a signal from Ireland before commencing operations in this town. The phy- sical-force Chartists have joined their forces with the repealers, and if their published threats are to be heeded, they intend to burii the warehouses and pillage them, and then proceed to set fire to the shipping in the port, and other suchlike exploits, It is said that the John Mitchel," the Bermuda," and other lominously named clubs have determined to attack the docks. Ithis (Monday) morning, and the authorities have prepared accordingly, having for the last few nights placed many hun- dred additional watchmen to protect their property. The in-tagistrates have also taken every precaution to preserve the peace, and to protect the property of the inhabitants; many 'thousands of merchants, tradesmen, and others have during the last week been sworn in as special constables the police are daily trained to the use of fire-arms; and for the further protection of the town, a military camp, consisting of about 1,500 soldiers, has been formed at Everton, an out-township belonging to Liverpool; besides the above very formidable force, there are about 700 pensioners who have received orders to hold themselves in readiness to march at a moment's notice. A petition to Parliament, signed by the mayor, the Earl of Sefton, and all the local magistrates, praying that Liverpool may be included in the bill introduced into Parliament, on, Saturday last, by Lord John Russell; and praying also for permanent military protection for the town of Liverpool, on account of its contiguity to Ireland, and its importance as a large sea-port town, was signed in an hour, on Saturday by not less than 400 of the principal merchants and bankers, and has since been signed by many more hundreds. The town continued quite tranquil up to Monday evening last.
CONSIDERABLE EXCITEMENT IN LIVERPOOL. In consequence of information, to the effect that 8,000 men, sympathisers with the Irish repealers, were armed in Liverpool, waiting for the opportunity* of a rising in Ireland, to burn and destroy all they could, the mayor, magistrates, aldermen, and councillors of the sixteen wards issued circulars, of which the following is a copy, to all the respectable and peaceable inhabitants Liverpool, July 22, 1848. Sm. vV e earnestly beg of you to attend a meeting of some of the inhabitants of this ward this day at the Adelphi Hotel, at half- past seven o'clock precisely. Considerations of no ordinary importance oblige us to urge your attendance, which, be assured, we should not venture to do so strongly, were it not a matter of imperative necessity, a neces- sity the magistrates are now acting upon, and which they expect us and you to aid them in preparing for." In obedience to the wish conveyed in the circular, meetings of a most satisfactory character took place, and every possible pre- paration was made for any emergency which might arise. A large number of troops have arrived in Liverpool, and were to be seen in every direction on Saturday.
BRISTOL. CONFIRMATIONS.—The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol has conferred the rite of confirmation on large numbers during the last and present week. As the subjects of this rite are confirmed in their renunciation of the pomps and vanities of this wicked world, among other things enumerated in the baptismal vow, it is presumed that they fully understand expensively-decorated dresses, lace veils, &c., not to come under that description and also that the high functionary who confirms them in such renun- ciation, is equally convinced that carriages with gilded mitres, huge lawn sleeves, the title of my lord," &c., &c., are purely celestial and spiritual things. Such are the irresistible conclusions of a calm spectator who pens this notice. ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.—A gala was set on foot at the Zoological gardens, Clifton, last Monday, for the benefit of the widows of deceased "Ancient Foresters;" but the clouds were unpropitious, though intervals of sunshine prevailed suffi- ciently to save the gala from postponement. It is, however, to be feared that its object was not satisfactorily answered, notwithstand- ing the attraction of some brilliant fireworks at night. The pro- cession of Foresters, in their picturesque costume, attended by a fine band of music, banners, &c., attracted large crowds.in. the city and suburbs, as it made an extensive circuit on its march to the.gardens, which certainly present a very attractive locality for such recreations.
<H £ eItgtous JhUclligcncc. ANGLESEY.—INDEPENDENTS' Ass F-mBLY.-The annual assembly of the Congregational churches of Anglesey was held this vear at Llanerchymedd, on Thursday and Friday, the 12th and 13th in- stant. At two o'clock on Thursday, a conference, of ministers and preachers was convened, and a goodly number attended. Rev. W. Griffith, Holyhead, was called upon to preside, and Rev. R. Parry, Llandovery, to act as secretary.: The.proceedings were carried on with perfect harmony, and the. announcement ot the prosperous state of the churches in general gave universal satis- faction. At five o'clock, in the open air, at a convenient field, the public services, commenced, and sermons were delivered by the Revs. J. Jones, Penllys; T. Pierce, Liverpool; and D. Rees, of Llanelly. On Friday morning at six o'clock, the Rev. E. Ste- phens, Dwygyfylchi, and Mr. Lewis, Bangor, preached. At ten o'clock sermons were delivered by the Revs. It. Parry, Llando. very, and W. Rees, Liverpool at two o'clock, by the Revs. T. Rees, Siloa, and D. Price; Denbigh and at six, by the Revs. R. Griffith, Pwllheli, R. Thomas, Liverpool, and W. Morris, Bir- kenhead. The devotional parts were conducted by the Revs. T. Edwards, Ebeneaer, J. Davies, Bala, and G, Thomas, Saran. This was the most numerously attended of all the assemblies hitherto held in the island.. PEMBRoi;-e DGGK.-Oll Sunday the 16th instant, the anniver- sary services in connexion- with the -Baptist chapel, Bush-street, in this town, were held. The Rev. John Rees, of Myrtlctrov, preached in the morning; the Revs, J. Rees, and William Walters, of Preston, in the afternoon; and the Rp-vs. John Edwards, of Brynmawr (partly in Welsh), and W. Walters in the evening. The preaching throughout the day was truly excellent— Now dropping as the rain, and now distilling as the dew." The. crowded audiences seemed to appreciate what they heard, and though the collections were simply announced, the appeal was more liberally responded to that) on any former occasion. Mr. Walter8 discourse in the evening on the character and duties of the times was peculiarly appropriate. The text (1 Chron. xii. 32) should induce every Christian, to study well the marvellous moral and political changes of the present day. Taking en- couragement by the tone and success of last Sabbath, the friends of the place have commenced a project, for the speedy liquidation of the t 200 debt remaining on the chapel. BRYNMAWR.—The anniversary of the English Independents of Brynmawr Nantlyglo was held on the 16th instant, when power- ful and eloquent sermons were delivered by the Rev. Robert Thomas, Hanover, and the Rev. David Lewes, Ragland, The congregations being so large the Town Hall was kindly lent on the occasion. ORDINATION On the 18th instant, Mr. Robert Williams, late of Bala Academy, was ordained pastor of the Independent church, of Llanddeusant, Anglesey. The introductory discourse on the nature of a Christian church, was delivered by the Rev. W. Griffith, Holyhead, founded on Eph. v. 32. But I speak concerning Christ and the Church." The Rev. W. Thomas, Beaumaris pro- posed the questions to the young minister, which were satisfacto- rily answered. The Rev. D. James, of Rhos-y-meirch, said the Ordination Prayer, after which the charge to the minister was delivered by the Rev. W. Jones, Amlwch, from Matt. xxiv. 45: Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household to give them meat in due season P" and the charge to the Church was delivered by the Rev. D. Ro- berts, Cemaes, founded on Acts xiv. 15: "We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you." The services, which were most interesting throughout, were commenced and concluded with prayer by the Rev. D. Davies, Llangefni and H. Rees, Pentraeth; the Rev. J. Roberts, Llanerchyiiiedd, giving out, the hymns. Sermons were preached by the Revs. W. Parry, Llanarmon, D. Price. Denbigh, R. P. Griffith, Pwllheli, J. Ste- phen, Dwygyfylchi, and W. Thomas, Beaumaris. About twenty ministers were present on this interesting occasion. Communi- cated.
MINING INTELLIGENCE. NORTH WALES SLATE COMPANY.-Tlie large and increasing demand for slate of all kinds, for every description of architectural, commercial, domestic, and agricultural employment, renders any undertaking for the working of slate quarries of considerable in- terest. A company, under the above title, has just been formed, under very promising auspices, for working the Gaewern and Idris Quarries, situate in the neighbourhood of Minfordd, in the county of Merioneth. The former is held on a lease, of which 39 years are unexpired, at a yearly rental of £110, and occupies a surface of about 100 acres. The prospectus states, that the present open- ings and machinery are capable of producing 120 tons of slates, and 120 tons of slabs per month; and that, with a small outlay, those quantities may be doubled. The ldris Quarry is held direct from the crown, at a yearly rental of £ 1, and the usual royalty for a term, of which nearly 21 years are unexpired, extending over a surface of 220 acres, with a plentiful supply of water from Lake Arren, for purposes of power. Roth these quarries are of a highly promising character the Gaewern has been in operation several years, and large sums have been expended, placing it in a highly advantageous position and it is believed they can compete with the most favoured in Wales, having only seven miles of land carriage to the shipping place. The present proprietors consent to accept, as consideration, by far the greater portion in shares, which are to be 50,000, at £ 1 each, forming a capital amply sufficient for efficiently working the concern, after the construction of the necessary new works. The present proprietors have agreed to: forego any interest, until a dividend of 15 per cent. has been paid on the shares held.
ISSFCTJIIRENT PRICES OF METAL. £ s. d. £ s. d. IRON-Bar a Wales. ton 5 15 0 to 6 0 0 ..London. 6 15 0 Nail rods ——— 7 15 0 I-loop (Staf.) -v 8 15 0 Sheet 15 0 Bars 8 10 0 Welsh cold-blast foundry pig. 3 10 0 4 5 0 Scotch pigb, Clyde 2 6 6 Rails, average. ———— 6 0 0 Chairs. 4 0 0 Russian, CCND 17 0 0 „ Psi ———- —————— Gourieff Archangel. ———— 13 0 0 Swedish d, on the spot. ———— 11 5 0 Steele, fagt — 15 0 0 t kegs e — — 13 10 0 CorPERTile f. oo.oo. ——— 7S 10 0 Tonghcake. 79 10 0 Best selected. ———— 82 10 0 Ordinary sheets, lb ———— 0 0 9 bottoms. ———— 0 0 10 YELLOW METAL SHEATHING. ———— 0 0 71 TIN Common blocks g cwt. ———— 3 15 0 bars. ———- — 3 16 0 Refined ———— — 3 18 0 straits It I. ———— — 3 14 0 Banea ——— — 4 0 0 TIN-PLATEs-Ch., IC i, box I 8 0 1 10 0 IX 1 14 0 1 16 0 Coke, IC 1 5 0 1 6 0 „ IX 1 11 0 1 12 0 LEAD—Sheet A ton. 17 0 0 Pi0* refined 18 0 0 common 16 0 0 16 10 0 Spanish, inbond. ———— 16 10 0 Red ———— -1810 0 Dry White ———— 23 0 0 Shot(Patent). ——— 19 10 0 SPELTER-(Calr,c) I on spot 13 5 0 13 15 0 for arrival. ———— — Z c- (Sheet) m export. 20 0 0 21 0 0 QUICKSILVER lb 0 3 6 « Discount 2i per cent, b Net cash. c Discount 2J per cent. d Ditto in bond. i Discount 3 per Cent. k Ditto 24 per cent. I Net cash. In kegs J and J-inch. f Discount 3 per cent, g Ditto 2$per cent. Net cash, m Discount 1 i per cent, n Discount 1| per cent. We have nothing to mention worthy of notice in the-metal mar- ket this week prices and demand remaining as stated in the last Week's paper. ¡' All descriptions of manufactured iron have been in good demand at the late reduction.—Welsh bars are firm at our quotation.— Several sellers of Scotch pig-iron have appeared in this (London) market during the past week, at 46s. not the least disposition, however, has been evinced to operate in this article—buyers confi- dently expecting lower rates. In other metals, no alteration.
GLASGOW PIG-IRON TRADE. JULY 20TH.—The improved feeling which existed in this trade last week has not been sustained. The increase of price made sellers numerous, and we are now experiencing a corresponding rMctim TTio market closed lieavilv to-dav. and the price of 1846.-L 1847.— £ 1848.— £ Coals and culm. 387,707 353,406 430,191 Earthenware. 345,318 302,096 312,845 Glass 109,760 131,739 103,911 Hardware and cutlery 898,232 921,595 773,647 Machinerv. 450,764 408,846 305,396 Iron and steel 1,807,404 2,015,515 2,081,304 Copper and brass.. 697,638 752,962 443,562 Lead 60,897 89,106 45,764 Tin, unwrouglit 25,074 62.157 56,484 Tin-plates 309,257 197,102 217,475 Salt 80,052 118,703 90,332
I PHICEs"OF WELSH MINING SHARES. Shares. I. Company. Paid. Price. 1000 Abergwessin 7 e 10000 Banwen-Iron Co 6 6| 8000 Blaenavon 50 174 10000 British Iron, New regis 10 13 Do. do.' scrip 10 eo 10 1000 Cwm Erfin 3! 3.1 3000 Dyfngwm 10 1 6400 Gadair 2 2 100 Grogwvnion 5 1000 Llwyn Malys 5 3600 Llynvi Iron -7 50 50 5000 Merionethshire Slate and Slate blab Co. t 2 40(0 Peniitiiit 11. 1 100 Pcnrhiw 30 6i5 10000 Rhymney Iron 50 13 10000 Ditto New 7 6 2500 Rhoswhiddol Mine y 10
TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—Would you think it proper to let the following queries appear in the PRINCIPALITY ? If so, please to insert them, that you or some one else may take them under con- sideration. They are undoubtedly interesting and impor- taut, and many of your readers ould like to see them. ably discussed. 1. In the year 1567, the New Testament was translated and published for the first time in the Welsh language. The persons who accomplished that good work were, Dr. Richard Davies, bishop of St. David's, Mr. Thomas Huet, and Mr. William Salisbury. Arc there some copies of that edition to be had at present ? If so, where are they kept? Were biographies ever written of those men ? Where can they be had ? 2. In the year 1588, 21 years after the New Testament was published, the Old Testament was translated by Dr. Wm. Morgan, assisted by Edmund Prys and others, which appeared, with a revised edition of the New Testament, in one large volume. Is this edition to be had at present ? If so, where ? Were biographies ever written of Dr. Morgan and Edmund Prys ? 3. In the year 1620, a revised edition of the whole Bibb was published by Dr. Richard Parry and Dr. John Davies. But this was so much altered that Dr. Parry scrupled whe- ther it should be called by Dr. Morgan's name. Is this edition to be found in the present day? And have the memoirs of these learned men been preserved ? It is to be regreted that the names and efforts of these noble characters, who did so much for Wales, are so little known. The his tories of their lives and times would be read with pleasure by hundreds, were they furnished with them. If the differ- ent translations already mentioned can be had at present, would it not be desirable to have them reprinted in one handsome volume, like Bagster's Hexapla," or on a similar plan ? Are the Welsh too poor to undertake this ? Or arc they so unfaithful to their illustrious dead as to leave their noble works drop to oblivion ? 4. Are the following works to be had at present; or where can they be procured, were some one anxious for them :—Archceologia Briiannica, Drych y Pi-ff-oeseedd, Yr Ocs-lyfr, Cofrestr by Moses Williams, vicar of Devynock ? It would be a noble thing to reprint this catalogue, and add to it all the valuable books that have been published in the Welsh language from the year 1717, when Mr. Williams's catalogue ends. Many valuable documents in this manner would be saved, and handed down to posterity; and by this also the late blind Commissioners may be convinced of their great mistake, in asserting that the Welsh have no lite- rature. 5. Where can the biographies of William Tyndal, Vava- sor Powell, Walter Cradock, Griffith Jones, Llanddowror, Rowlands, Llangeitho, Howell Harris, &c., be found ? I trust that some one acquainted with the above subject will write as soon as he can to the PRINCIPALITY. Your's, sir, July 22, 1848,. T. L.
TO THE EDI Ton OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—These are not moments to occupy the pages of your worthy paper with unnecessary words. All are struck with the fact that the late spies have done injustice to our country. You have acted your part in defending our injured nation". This is to your praise. For this your good fame is gone throughout the country nay, for it you are deservedly beloved by the sons and daughters of Cambria. It is one great idea alone that I want to inscribe on the present occasion. Wales will bear comparison with any country under heaven, in point of gene- ra] information and religious instruction. We challenge any fair inquiry. We would rejoice to be put to the test. Let us speak for ourselves, and the sons of Hengist speak for themselves. Let us call any impartial judges to decide between us. Or let us en- gage some foreign commissioners to spy both countries. We shall be willing to stand or fall to the result of their inquiry. But will they do likewise ? I fear not. Well, then, let the Sy- mons and Co. bear in mind that 1, cliarity begins at home." Pray, sirs, are you on the other side of the Dee and the Severn retro- grading or progressing? What is the state of education and religion amongst you ? Will you allow us to send a host of some beardless commissioners from Lampeter or elsewhere to spy your country and, above all, your scientific and great towns-even those that are your boast? Or shall we draw comparison between the two countries by the contents of your own Blue Books as to the state of education in Wales, and the reports of your town missions as to the state of secular or religious instruction in your great towns P What say you of this P With all the sarcastic insinuations and an intention of misrepresenting poor Wales, which is found in the Blue Books, is there anything to equal the contents of the Report of the town mission of Liverpool as to the state of 24 streets in that town that have been visited bv the mis- sionaries ? Is Wales retrograding ? Does it sink into barbarism p Yet even in the Blue Books we are not set out so low as the above sets out one of your most enlightened towns. Mr. Editor, the following statistics have been taken from the tenth Report of the Liverpool town mission. It may not be amiss to insert them in the PRINCIPALITY. Their insertion may teach the calumniators of Wales that while they behold the mote ia Cambrian's eye, they do not consider the beam in their own eye. There is a table in the above Report of 24 streets in Liverpool, from which it appears that in these 24 streets there are 2,381 fa milies, containing 6,138 adults, of whom only 737 regularlv at- tend public worship, and 3,992 wholly neglect. 1,761 adults are unable to read, and 1,672 families are destitute of the scriotures. The number of children is 4,368, of whom 1,014 attend day- schools, and 230 more attend only at Sunday-schools while there are 2,247 children, exclusive of infants, not attending anv school. ° Such are the statistics of 2-1 streets, not in any uncivilised country—nay, not even in Wales, which has been found by the late spies as sinking fast to a state of barbarhm-^mark weii 24 streets in Liverpool. The following statements are extracted from the agents' journals, and many similar extracts might be brought forward In one small house in a court, I found they had fifteen lodgers, the whole of whom sleep in the top garret. In several cellars I found large families with only a little dirty straw to sleep on. In this one court there are 141 immortal souls, of whom only two in- dividuals profess ever to attend the house of G"d and there are in the whole court but two Bibles. "In 9S families visited in street, not one individual goes regularly to any place of worship, and there is but one Bihle. One man informed me that he was never in a place of worship." ",To-day I was called to visit a young man supposed to be dying. I found him deplorably ignorant of the gospel. Iasked him if he knew how a sinner could be saved. He said no. I asked him did he know that he was through his sin all enemy to God. I-le.iaid no." ■" Visited to-day an aged person, 96 years old, whom I asked if she ever heard of Jesus Christ. She answered, 'No, I do not remember, aud it is of no use to tell lies.' The following is an account of the population in ——- street. There are 623 adults, of whom 410 are unable to read, and only 19 regularly attend a place of worship. The number of children is 503, of whom only 81 go to school. In street, containing 323 adults, there are only 10 Bibles, and 1 Romish Testament) and the aum total of those who regularly attend public worship is 11. There are 218 children, of whom only 36 go to school." I have now visited every family in street, but to give a description of the scenes that lhave witnessed would be impossi- ble. The ignorance and depravity are beyond description. There are 113 families, containing 372 adults, of whom 152 cannot read, and 283 habitually neglect public worship. There are 78 families without a single page of the sacred scriptures. In street are 89 families, consisting of 251 individuals of this number only 81 can read, leaving 170 who cannot. Only 7 attend place of worship regularly, 36 say they go occasionally, leaving 207 out of 251 who seldom if ever attend place of wor- ship. Only 12 families possess the scriptures, leaving 77 families who are destitute. There are 155 children, 34 of whom go to school, leaving 121 without any instruction1." But why should I enumerate facts and produce statistics. These will suffice to prove that Wales is not far behind-that we will not shrink back when compared with our English friends. Awful! all this in Liverpool one of the most civilised towns This is their own language of themselves. I would ask. the spies once more did you meet with facts to equal these throughout all the land you sp'e(i ? If you have, tell us in -what hamlet? in what town ? in what village? in what street? on what mountain, did you find it? Your own renorts compel you to aay no. Well, then, bear in mind the old proverb of which we have reminded you before, Charity begins at home." Ponder these fact-s in your minds, and stay at home until you learn how to do justice to an innocent nation. And remember that ignorance and immorality are in some places beside in Wales, and that there are evils in the world beside Welsh Dissent. Aberdare.' W. EDWARDS.
THE ADDRESS OF A BRETON CANDIDATE AT THE LATE GENERAL ELECTION IN FRANCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. DEAR SIR,The following communication is a transla- tion from the French of one of the many "confessions (f
Prisoner then read a long statement from a manuscript paper which he had. It was to the effect that he (prisoner) had, on re- peated occasions, met a gentleman who called himself Sir H arry Light, at Liverpool and various other places-that he had se- veral times dined with him—that this gentleman had frequently pressed him to bet on the results of certain races—that for a length of time he declined, but eventually consented-that Sir H. Light had on other occasions sent him drafts, which turned out to be perfectly regular—that after leaving Liverpool, he met Sir H. Light in London, and that he told prisoner, in case the bet were won by him, he would forward a draft by post to Carmarthen (where he had informed Sir Henry he was going). The latter told him to sign one draft J. H. Day, Hurst-place, Bath," and place another name on the second bill-that these were the names of two aunts of his, who would answer in case anything were Wrong, but that he did not wish them to know that he was en- gaged in betting transactions—that on the Tuesday named by the witnesses, he went to the post-office, and received the letter from Sir Harry Light, enclosing the draft, which he got cashed at the bank under the circumstances described. The learned judge then summed up,the whole of the evidence, directing the attention of the jury to its various bearings both for and against the prisoner. The jury having retired, returned into court in the course of a few minutes, with a verdict of—Guilty. His lordship then proceeded to pass sentence, and, addressing the prisoner, said that he had been convicted of the serious crime of forgery, and that upon evidence so clear as not to admit of the possibility of doubt as to his guilt. The sentence of the court therefore was, that he should be transported for fourteen years. John Williams was then placed at the bar, arraigned upon an indictment charging him with having feloniously, received a, silver watch, the property of Joseph Hamlyn, knowing it to have been stolen. It appeared that the prosecutor, the master of a small vessel, missed his watch from the vessel, which was lying at Saun- dersfoot. A few days afterwards, it was sold by the prisoner to Hewson, a pawnbroker at Carmarthen. -Verdict (,uilty. Sen- tenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. Evan Parry, convicted on Thursday of having stabbed Thomas Rees, was now placed at the bar, and sentenced to nine months' imprisonment with hard labour. The indictment against John Lewis and John Evans, bailiffs, for larceny, was ignored by the grand jury, who at the same time conveyed an opinion to his lordship that the expenses ought not to be allowed, as there were no grounds for preferring the bill. This concluded the criminal part of the business and as none of the learned counsel were ready to proceed with the very few nisi prius cases, the court adjourned at three o'clock in the afternoon.