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NEATH.

FISHGUARD,

PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES.

SATURDAY.

HORSE-STEALING.

MEIITHYR.

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this meeting strongly deprecates war in deciding national dis- putes, as anti-C'iii immnral, and unreasonable." The rev. speaker romarked that the nearer any objects are to us, the more int W8 feel in them, as of a landscape for instance; but teachcs us to extend our benevo- lence from ourselves to human race in general. We have interest in all the III,,) ants of society, and should look on all the nations of the world as brethren, and extend our influ- ence for their welfare. No abstract and remote principle should prevent us from joining the Peace Movement. Who has not lust a friend or relative owing to wars? And the poor soldier has no interest whatever in the dispute between the chief combatants. Their wealth and splendour are nothing to him. But the time is come when all traditions are to be exa- mined and weighed by scrutinising intelligence. The popular mind is at last disgusted with wars, and it is no interest to those engaged in using arms. War between two nations is as hateful as quarrels between two individuals. The sacrifice of human blood has been enormous. This system is quite opposed to the precepts of ti Great Founder of the Christian religion. He went about doing good, and performed many miracles for the alleviation of the sufferings of mankind. But war is the b isom of destruction, and opposed to the spirit of Jesus, who s-iid it was more blessed to give than to receive. In thus speaking of war he wished to be understood that defensive wars may be lawful after all other means have failed. But when used offensive it is nothing but wholesale murder, and is unreasonable to the intelligence of our nature, and it is our duty to petition the legislature to discontinue such modes of deciding disputes, though they may be thought glorious in the z;1 9 sight of warriors (loud cheers). The resolution was seconded by Mr. Thomas Stephens, and carried unanimously. The second resoiution-" That this meeting considers the immense expense attending the present war establishment as unnecessary and unjust"—was moved in a brilliant speech by the Itev. Abraham Jones, who congratulated the chairman on the position he occupied in presiding over such a numerous and highly respectable meeting, with such a magnificent object in view. He remarked that the history of the world was written in characters of blood, and that the grand object of Christianity was to exterminate all wars from the whole world. We live on the threshold of a remarkable era, and such an impious burlesque as war on the religion of Jesus Christ was intolerable, and it was our imperative duty to oppose such a gigantic evil. Its horrors are to be seen in the carnages of human bodies, in the coffins and the graves, though conse- crated by priests and bishops. The most endearing consan- guinity is destroyed in sorrow and death. It tells too on our exchequer-twenty-eight millions annually are paid as interest for this bloody traffic in human blood. What can the heathen think of us who bear the name of Christians when we deal in blood ? Shame belongs to us, and we should throw our ener- gies against all wars, and with the distinguished Cobden, who is destined in an eminent degree to effect great changes, in a political and moral point of view for the benefit of the human race. (Mr. Jones was tremendously cheered during the deli- very of his eloquent speech, of which this is merely an outline.) The resolution was seconded by the Ilev. Owen Evans, who observed that he was not capable of being a Chancellor of the Exchequer, and he did not like to dwell on the question in the pounds, shillings, and pence view of it, but he wished to look at it in a moral and religious point of view—the immense sa- crifice of human blood attending all wars. The loss in a pecu- niary point of view might be made up perhaps from the gold of California, but the limbs and lives of those thousands who fall by the sword are irrecoverably lost. They were hurried into the sight of God without a moment's notice. He had been reading that day how Lord (lough's army in India were driven to eternity. In our country a man is tried by a judge and twelve jurymen, and has every chance of being prepared to appear before his God. Not so in warlike operations. He was therefore for the system of arbitration in deciding inter- national disputes, and why could not two nations refer the subject in dispute to arbitrators, as well as two individuals? He hoped the time would soon come when we shall hear of wars no more (loud cheers). The Ilev. Thomas Aubrey, the celebrated Wesleyan minis- ter, in rising to support the resolution, was loudly cheered. He said that he did not rise for the purpose of making a speech, as he had not prepared one he knew that war was obnoxious to man as man, and much more so as a Christian. Its baneful effects had been visible in every age of the world. He was highly gratified to observe that the Friends had raised their hands against this monstrous evil in all ages and countries, and was glad that other denominations of Christians were at length following in their benevolent steps. The names of William Penn and Clarkson will descend to posterity with honour and esteem. The agitation against the slave trade and corn laws w-is insignificant at first, but it grew and grew until it hurled the enactments that legalised them to eternal oblivion. Only let the British people will anything and use constitutional means, and it is done at once. The pressure from without, when properly and legally directed, will accomplish wonders. The time is fast approaching when red-coats, the triumph of heroes, and the so-called trophies of war, will be considered a disgrace by every rational man, and every enlighted Chris- tian. (Mr. Aubrey was loudly cheered throughout.) The resolution was then put from the chair, and carried lion. con. The third rcsolutioh ran thus That this meeting pledges itself to promote the principles of the Peace Congress Commit- tee. to secure the adoption of arbitration by every constitutional means, and that a petition embracing those principles be signed -by the chairman, in the name of the meeting. The Rev. John Roberts, in rising to propose this resolution, was loudly cheered. He commenced his powerful address by stating that both philosophy, nature, and Christianity, alike condemned war in all its forms and fashions. After relating an anecdote about the angel, he said that the St. Jean d'Acre, the Spanish and Bourbon wars, as well as the Chinese wars, were unjust, un- necessary, and cruel in the extreme. He alluded to the inten- tion of some European powers to replace the Pope in temporal power, with which we should have nothing to do. It aid not matter to us what form of Government the Italians nor any other nations chose, and it was madness for us to interfere in their affairs. The good effect of arbitration was manifested when the dispute between France and America was decided by William IV., and the New Brunswick and Maine business was settled by arbitration. To effect our purpose the House of Commons should be purified there were too many colonels and captains in the so-called people's House. The House of Commons it was not; the ballot would make it the House of Commons in reality. The votes recorded against Cobden's mo- tion for Financial Reform, proved it was not so now. Let us not despair; the Corn-law agitation was feeble at the commence- ment the principles of this movement will ultimately succeed as that did. Let us rest on the promises of God, and we shall most assuredly gain the victory. This was seconded by the Rev. A. Jones, and supported by J. W. Jackson, Esq., the talented lecturer on mesmerism, who in a glowing and telling speech, which our limits will not allow us to give even an outline, proved that war is anti-christian that a standing army is injurious to the resources and morals of the country; that the whole fabric of society is destroyed for years by wars and that the generally loose habits of mili- tary men are a curse to the civilised and uncivilised world. But should the pressure from. without continue to be strong cl enough, we shall ultimately succeed. (Mr. Jackson, was loudly cheered throughout his eloquent speech.) The Ilev. Joseph Morris then read the petition to the House of Commons, which, as well as the resolution, was adopted unanimously. Votes of thanks were then passed to the chairman, and to Mr. Jackson, which were duiy acknowledged, and the meeting separated a little after three. The Ilev. J. Morris announced that a town petition would lie at the booksellers' shops, and at Mr. Stephens's (druggist), for signatures during the week, and that the different congre- gations would have an oppoitunity of giving their signatures at the beginning of next week in the chapels. UPPBU BOAT.—The Calvinistie Methodists of Glamorgan held their monthly meeting at this place on the 7th and 8th iiut. The ministers engaged in public were the Rev. Messrs. John Walters, Evan Harries, David Howell, Wra. Griffiths, El ward Mathews, Wm. Evans, and David Lewis, from North Wales. The greatest unanimity prevailed in the conference meetings, and we understand that E568 17s. have been received in two months towards liquidating the debts on the chapels of St. Athan and Pontarduwe. When the distressed state of the times is considered, this is certainly noble. The chapel during the public services, was cro wded, and the hospitality of the neighbours, irrespective of religious denominations, was be- yond all praise. INQUEST.—An'inquest was held at the Holly Bush, on Mon- day, on view of the body of Thomas Davies, patchman, aged 27, who was killed on Saturday last, by a fall of earth. Vei,diet,- Accidental Death." He has left a wife and one child. MESMKKISM. — Messrs. Jackson and Davey's lectures, on the R}()\"e subject, continue to be well attended, and the greatest satis- faction is manifested bv the hundreds attending every evening. "ACCIDENTAL DKATH was the verdict returned by the jury, Oil view of the body of Thomas Rowland, aged 14, who was kiiled by the trams, at Pentiebach, on Monday last. COEDYCYMMER.—TABOR INDEPENDENT CHAPEL.—The Inde- pendents of the eastern part of Glamorgan, held their quarterly meeting at this place lately, when the Rev. Messrs. Jones, of Cwmbach, and Bowen, of Penywain Rees, of Groeswen Griffiths, of Llanharan; Thomas, of Bwlchnewydd Evans, of Tonyrevaii (Calvinistic Methodist) Williams, of Hirwain and Morgan, of Troedyrhiw, delivered scriptural and powerful sermons to crowded congregations.