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THE REV. W. WILLIAMS, -(CALEDFRYN).

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CARDIFF. DEATH OF AIR, TOB SA'Nilgs.We deeply lament that we have this day to record the death on Tuesday last, of our much-re- spected and generally beloved friend. He has been taken from amongst us by a painful disease (dysentery) at a time when humanly speaking we are least able to bear so great a loss. In the meridian of his existence he has been snatched away from a world in which he never was an idler, and for whose temporal and spiritual interests he not only ever entertained a yearning regard, but which to promote he worked. He was all-affection and love in his family; all-earnest and honest in the avocations of life; a faithful member and deacon of the Bethany baptist church, with which for many years he had been connected; and in political matters coinciding with us; in many of the views we advocate he was before most in endea- vours to disseminate them. Happy man! Our loss has been his gain. He is doubtless now where the blessed are. May we and those of our readers who were his companions and associates upon earth seek to join him in heaven, TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—The traffic for the week ending July 29th, 1848, was £1,969 2s. 3d. From information received at the Custom house, the pfficers of the preventive service boarded the clipper smack. Dove, of Plymouth (but not without an interesting chase of some hours and eventually firing into her), and brought her into this port on Sandav last, We are given to understand that no smuggled goods have as yet been found. The Empitc Queen, gf St. Andrews, N.B., now loading in the flute DocHs, is the largest ship that ever entered this port. She is registered at 992 tons, and intended to carry 1,1.50 tons of railway iron for Boston, U.S., from the new works of Craw- shay Bailey, Esq., at Aberaman, There are several other large class ships, including the Kathadin, of Bath, U.S., 700 B. C, Bailey, of Bath, 6"0; and Blanctiurd, for New York, 593, We are pleased to say Charles-street was lighted with gas for the first time on Tuesday las-t. When all the private houses get the pipes introduced, which the company are doing to a great many, this street will pay the Gas Company as well as many in town. As the cost of introducing the pipes is very trifling, say about 50s., there is no doubt housekeepers would find it a considerable saving on the old system of lamps and candles. LEATHER Doo-MUZZIES UNLAWFUL.—At THE Rochdale petty sessions last week, nine persons were fined in penalties of 2s, 6d. each and costs, for allowing their dogs to go at large with leather muzzles, instead of the patent wire ones.—•[ As this subject ia creating considerable interest in the town, and as some of our friends are put to their wits' ends for means to obey «the powers that be," and at the same time occasion as as Uttle inconvenience as possible to the objects of their solicit tude,—lest in the excess of their generosity, they exceed the bounds of the law, and thereby incur the risk of the lives of their dear little", ones, we thought the above bit of iiifotinai 4on would proye alike useful and acceptable.] CARDIFF BRITISH SCIOOL. Wo understand that the commit- tee of these schools have engaged a new master, who brings.with him the highest recommendations and testimonials. These schools receive no assistance from Government, and having to compete Mfith those who do, we trust that they will be supported by all true voluntaries. Th? instructions given are second to none wrthe iown or principall y.. A CRICK-T MATCH canit' off yes?-erday afternoon, in afield ad- joining the Cardiff Arim, between the members of the Cardiff and Newport club?. We aniersta id thf Cardiff gents came off vic- torious. THE RI&Gi'STRATION.-We understand that Mr. T. G. Phillpotts, of this town, has been employed to examine the list of voters for the uriited boroughs of Cardiff, Llantrissant, and Cowbridge, on the part of the liberal portion of the constituency. We trust he will receive all needful co-operation, and hope that all parties possessing information will not be backward in communicating with him, as it is more than probable a liberal candidate will be started for these boroughs the next election. THE GUARDIANS OF THE POOR OF THE CARDIFF UNION.—Mr. Charles Buller, president of the Poor Law Commission, has ad- dressed a circular to the several guardians of the poor belonging to this Union, from Which we take the following clauses And we therefore determine, that the said Benjamin Mathews, Charles Vachell, Thomas Griffin Phillpotts, and William Leigh Morgan are the elected guardians for the said parish, and that the said Richard Lewis Reece has not a right to act as an elective guard- ian for the same. And we do hereby order and direct the said Richard Lewis Reece to abstain from acting or attempting to act as guardian of the said Union, during the continuance of the current year of office, under and by virtue of such alleged election as aforesaid." Mr. Phillpotts is therefore entitled to sit at the board of guardians, and will, we understand, take his seat on Saturday next. ODD-FELLOWSHIP.—We understand that the various lodges of Odd-fellows in this town intend celebrating their anniversary on Monday next. The members of the five lodges will meet in the morning at the Market-place, from whence they will proceed in procession preceded by a band of music through the principal streets of the town after which, they will retire to their respective head quarters to enjoy the good things of this life. We hope their excellent motto will be honoured during the day, and that the whole proceedings will reflect credit upon themselves and their order. POLICE, MONDAY, JULY 31.-(Before R. Lewis Reece, Esq., Mayor, James Lewis, Esq., and the Rev. J. Evans.)-Evan Rees, of Union-street, charged with being drunk and disorderly z, at three o'clock on Sunday afternoon, was fined 5s., including costs.——-Frederick Herbert and Thomas Williams were brought up under the following circumstances. Mr. Stock dale stated that one of the police-constables heard cries proceeding from the direction of the lime-kilns about half-past two o'clock on Sunday morning, and on proceeding towards the spot he found a boy named John Bryant, who charged the two defendants with assaulting him, and threatening to throw him into the lime-kiln. The boy's plea for being out at such an untimely hour, was that he had quarrelled with his mother, who lived in Vachell's court, and that he went to the lime-kilns to sleep. The magistrates cautioned the defendants as to their future conduct, and discharged them on payment of a fine of 2s. 6d. each.-——'Cornelius Sullivan was charged with being drunk and disorderly at nine o'clock on Saturday night. Defendant denied the charge, and as there was some reason to believe that his statement was correct the magistrates dismissed the case with a caution.- IVni. Davies, tailor, of Bute-street, charged with running away from his master, was allowed to arrange on promising to return to his work. Wm. Urch, the public scavenger, made a complaint against Edmund Matthews for removing the sweepings of the streets. The case was ordered to be dismissed on payment of 43. expenses, which was paid by the Rev. J. Evans for the defendant. POLICE, THURSDAY, AUG. 3.—(Before the mayor and James Lewis, Esq.)-A.Vred Richards was committed for va- grancy to two months imprisonment and hard labour, Keziah Jones charged with being disorderly, Was cautioned and discharged.—.—Stephen Anderson, Edgar Collins, and James Legons, charged with stealing apples from Mr. Vachell's gar- den, were reprimanded and discharged. Morgan Morgan charged with committing an assault on John Pidell; complain- ant did not appear. John Brown, who was lately convicted of felony at the quarter sessions, applied for the return of some goods of Lis now in the possession of the police. Application refused.-——Evan Evans appeared to answer the charge of Anne Williams in ft case of assault. Complainant did not ap- pear. ■William Tremain, alias Carthew, aged 21, was brought up as a deserter. He was identified as belonging to Captain Black's company of the 14th foot, but it appeared from his own confession that he had previously deserted from the 44th. Detained until they hear from the regiment. SIR,—My former letters have shown that none of our Institu- tions exist in vigorous life in fact, that they are mere negations and the prophecy in my last is fulfilled in the dissolution of the Chamber of Commerce. I want to see a new spirit infused into the people of Cardiff; the spirit of progress and self-reformation. 1 he educated and wealthy should take the lead it is manifestly their duty, and for their adoption I now propose my plan for organising one, efficient Institution for the advancement of mo- rality, wisdom, knowledge, and brotherhood amongst us. Instead of a mere Town Hall, let the new building be a PEOPLE'S HALL. Let it contain the necessary rooms fur carrying on the assise and other public business, and also a large lecture-room, a library, a museum, and reading-rooms. Let there be three of the latter, No. 1 being well supplied with the daily papers and the best weekly. No, 2, receiving from No. I at six o'clock in the afternoon all that morning's papers, and on Wednesdays all the weekly papers; and No. 3 being well supplied with the cheap periodical literature of the day, such as Chambers', The Peoples' and Howitt's Journals, the Trades' Weekly Messenger, and others of good quality too numerous to mention. Let the subscription to each room be graduated, say No. 1. twenty shillings per annum, No, 2, ten shillings, and No. 3, five shillings. The museum and library to be accessible to all on a like graduated extra payment, say los. 5s, and 2s. 6d., and the subscribers permitted under proper regulations to take books home. Here would be an insti- tution worthy of support, and to establish it is not impossible. For the intended hall about E 1,500 or 41,600 is already subscribed if my proposition to Catholicise its character be adopted, f: believe my fellow-townspeople would be enthusiastic in supporting it and subscribe handsomely. Few will subscribe to a mere Town Hall. The whole cost not exceed £ 8,000 or 10,000, and the rate- payers would no doubt, willingly authorise the Council to dispose of part of the Corporation property to make up the deficiency of the subscription list, I should hope, too, that the gentry of the neighbourhood would anxiously co-operate in the scheme. Sup- posing the PEOPLE'S HALL accomplished! How to support it is the next question, and here is my solution. Let the three ex- isting societies combine and transfer their libraries to this Hall. Together, their libraries would make a very respectable collection to begin with. The expense of separate establishments would be done away; and their incomes united, would permit an efficient management. New life being thus imparted, there would be a subtle inducement for subscribers, and I have no doubt the one Institution would command double the resources of thefoui- dis- united. I estimate their incomes to be as follows The literary and scientific about I I I "Cso a-year The Atfienmu- ditto I I. I 80 ditto The reading room ditto 60 ditto The defunct Hall of Commerce to have been ditto 40 ditto Making a total of 260 ditto Double this and wonders may be effected Cardiff is singular amongst the large towns. of Wales in seldom or ever having lecturers called to IL An income of £ 500 a-year judiciously ap. plied would give in addition, to what I have already suggested a very considerable lebturing power; and it is my firm belief that if my proposition or one on a similar principle be adopted, Cardiff would shortl) become the most advanced town in Wales, and its inhabitants the pattern for a right ambition to etnuUue,—I am, sir, your obedient servant,—ONE OF THE PEOPLE,

" SWANSEA,

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