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NEWPORT. THE STATION of the Pontypool Railway is rapidly progress- ing, it is situated to the east of Great Dock-street, opposite the new market house, in this town; but we are informed that the line is stopped, and likely to be sold to another Company. It is rumoured that the South Wales Company will probably buy it, and construct it on the broad gauge. NEWPORT CATTLE MARKET, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH.-The market this week was very well supplied with fat stock. We no. ticed some prime oxen belonging to Thos. Prothero, Esq., of MaI- pas Court; Keen, of Whiston Milner, &c. There was also a good supply of sheep; there were some excellent pens exhibited by Mr.Pridi, ofLlanvihangel; Williams, of Penyboyde Castle Philps, of Carlichiw, &c. There was a fair supply of pork. Some arrivals from Ireland. Cows and calves were scarce. Upon the whole, the market was a little brisker than last week's, and prices a little higher. BIGAMY.-At the Worcestershire Assizes, held at Worcester, on the 10th inst., before Mr. Justice Coltman, Henri/ Stanton Pike, aged 46, attorney-at-lasv, and formerly a resident at Newport, who pleaded guilty to a charge of bigamy, was brought up for judg- ment. The judge said that he had carefully considered the prison- er's case, but could find no circumstances of a mitigating character. He was a man of education and talent, and could not plead igno- rance as his excuse for error. He was then sentenced to be trans- ported for seven years. QUARTERLY TEA MEETING OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. —OH Monday evening last, nearly 200 teachers took tea together in the vestry-room of the Tabernacle chapel. When tea was over, the Rev. T. Gilman was called to the chair. He called upon the secretary, Mr. Inglis, to read the report for the last quarter, by which it appeared that 1,502 scholars belonged to the various Dis- senting Sunday schools of Newport, not including the Ebenezer, Baptist, Temple, and Trinity chapel Sunday schools, and 177 teachers. The subject of discussion for the evening was, What influence upon society at large has the moral and religious in- structions conveyed in the Sabbath School P" Several able ad. dresses were delivered pro and con, and the meeting passed off well. At the close, it was moved, that a committee be nominated to consider what course had better be taken in reference to the case of the Rev. J. Shore, who had been committed to prison by the Bishop of Exeter, virtually for seceding from the Established Church. It was ultimately agreed, that instead of drawing up a petition to Parliament, a vote of thanks be presented to the Bishop of Exeter for his excellent conduct in promoting religious liberty
NANTYGLO. THE REV. S. WILLIAMS, Baptist minister of this place, was lately presented with a handsome sum of money for the pur- chase of books, by Mr. W. Williams, the extensive shopkeeper of Brynmawr. This is but one of the several.instances of the munificent benevolence of this gentlemen to the Baptist deno- mination, and now when it is so necessary that our ministers should have a well-stocked library, he has set an example emi- nently worthy of general imitation, and we hope that we may have an opportunity of recording many similar acts of well- timed benevolence.
PONTYPOOL. MUTUAl, IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.—The committee of this institution are putting forth vigorous efforts for its resuscitation. Since its commencement they have not met with that co-opera- tion which they had a right to expect; nor have the working population shown that they have appreciated the advantages put by this society within their reach. The committee have succeeded, however, in engaging several gentlemen of the neighbourhood to deliver lectures on instructive and popular subjects; and it is hoped that the inhabitants of Pontypool will avail themselves of the opportunity now offered, and will step forward, and prevent the necessity of so useful and valua- ble a society closing its doors. On Tuesday evening, the Rev. T. Thomas, president of the Baptist College, delivered the first of the series of lectures. His subject was, "The Origin of Language,"—of spoken articulate speech. In along, closely- reasoned, and cogent argument, he demonstrated that man could not have been the inventor of language. If it were true, as some philosophers had maintained, that language is essential to thought, then since thought is necessary to originate speech, language must have been possessed by man before he could have originated it; and therefore he could not have been the inventor of it at all; and since language is essential to society and civilization, to suppose that man contrived language in a savage state is to conceive him capable of a work almost im- possible in a state of the highest refinement. If articulate speech had been natural to man, then in every age, and in all countries, there would be but one dialect; infants and the deaf would speak it by instinct, and the process of teaching and learning a language unnecessary. He maintained, by a series of arguments, that language had a Divine origin examined critically the theories on the subject of the most celebrated infi- del philosophers, compared them with the Mosaic account of the creation of man, and of his first oral communications, and exposed the crude sentiments of sceptical philosophy to just ridicule and contempt, cleverly conducting his audience to his own conclusion. It was truly a most elaborate and triumphant argument, alike conclusive and unanswerable. He then alluded to the variety of spoken tongues at present, accounting for them by a reference, first to the Divine interposition at Babel; and then to a number of secondary causes, which would tend to produce contrariety. He closed with a brilliant and impres- sive peroration, on the use and and blessings of language, referring in eloquent terms to the happiness resulting from the social compact; to the exhilirating and healthful excitement enkindled by the communication and transmission of thought; and to the triumphs of eloquence, whether wielded by Demos- thenes or Cicero by Burke, Chatham, or O'Connell; by Whit- field, Hall, or Chalmers; by the glorious company of the Apostles or by him who spake as man never spake. It was a composition alike classic in its style, lucid in its arrangement, and logical in its deductions; the result of extensive reading, and of close and laborious thought; a production marked by surpassing ability, and profound research. Mr. John T. Rogers proposed a vote of thanks to the lecturer, which was seconded by S. Vernon, Esq., and carried by acclamation. We understand that the Rev. Mr. Horwood will deliver the next lecture, the first of three on Natural History." ABERSYCIIAN.—The Rev. Thomas Thomas, President of the Baptist College,Pontypool, preached a very impressive sermon to a crowded and attentive audience, on last Sabbath evening, at the English Baptist chapei in this place. After the sermon, Mr. Price, pastor of the church, immersed sixteen persons, three males and thirteen females.
ABERAYON. MORMONISM, OR THE RELIGION OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTs.-On Wednesday evening last, the Rev. J. R. Morgan (Lleurwg,) delivered a very able lecture on the origin and proems of this sect. The Rev. R. Morgan, M. A., Vicar, presided, who opened the meeting in a most appropriate speech. A vote of thanks was proposed and unanimously awarded to the worthy chairman and the able lecturer. The meeting was intended to be held at the Town-hall; but in consequence of the immense number of people congregated, the meeting was adjourned to the Baptist chapel, and the spacious edifice was not only full, but totally crammed every attention was paid to the discourse. (Another correspondent, who sent a notice of the meeting, says that the" Great Apostle" has been sent for to reply to Mr. Morgan's lecture.)
C0WBREDGE~ READING Roo-A.-It is the intention of a few respectable in- habitants of this town to establish a reading-room in the Town- hall, for the benefit of all classes who wish to become sub- scribers. A meeting for the purpose was held on Monday evening, at the Horse and Groom, to discuss the subject, and to finally arrange as to newspapers and periodicals to be taken. Several London and country newspapers, (including the PRIN- CIPALITY,) are to be taken in. THE MARKET on Tuesday last, was but thinly attended, pro- bably in consequence of the fair on this day week. All articles of consumption were a glut in the market. The general com- plaint was the Want of cash prices of produce as follows eggs, 6d. per dozen; fresh butter, Is. per lb.; bacon pigs, 8s. per score mutton, 6d. and 7d.; veal, 6d. and 63d.; live pigs were much in request, there were but few in market, the prices therefore advanced a trifle. THE HIGH SHERIFF for the county arrived at Landough Castle from Swansea, on Thursday evening, and on Friday morning visited the town. He has expressed his intention of contributing £ 10 for the restoration of Cowbridge Church. He has given £ 4 to the St. Quinton's Lodge, at Llanblithian, and the same sum to the Paradwys Lodge, Cowbridge. He has also given £ 5 to the bellringers towards a supper for them — at the Horse and Groom, where they and the javelin men regaled themselves. THE GAS WORKS which it was intended should have been erected at Cowbridge by last Christmas, have been delayed in consequence of the great difficulty in obtaining an appropriate site, and in purchasing the ground for the purpose. The works are now deferred until the summer, when the weather will be more favourable for operations.
NEATH. FATAT, ACCIDENT. — An inquest was held on Tuesday, the 13th inst., befere A. Cuthbertson, Esq coroner, on the body of Ileer, Rees, moulder, aged 28, son of Mr. Rees, of the Neath Library and Museum. It appeared that on Tuesday night, the 6th inst,, a tradesmen's ball took place at the Mackworth Arms, which was held in a room on the second floor, and that the deceased had clambered over a court attached to the house, for the purpose of having a view of the proceedings through the window, and that in stepping back he fell through the sky- light, and came in contact with a beam across, by which he sustained severe injuries, and after lingering until Sunday morning, he expired in great agonies. Verdict, Accidental death,"
FISHGUARD, COUNTY COURT.—An order has been made by her Majesty in council for the opening of a County Court, at Fishguard, as a branch to the Haverfordwest court, which will comprise the following parishes :—Castlebythe, Fishguard, Grandston, Jor- danston, Letterston, Llanllawer, Llanrian, Llanstinnan, Llan- wnda, Llanfair-nant-y-gof, Llanychaer, Manorowen, Mathry, Morvil, Little Newcastle, St. Nicholas, Pontfaen, Puncheston. As this branch court has been opened merely for the accommo- dation of parties living at a distance from Haverfordwest, they have still the option of entering their plaints against persons residing in any of the before-mentioned parishes, in the court at Fishguard, or at Haverfordwest.
PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES. The Commission was opened at Haverfordwest, on Thursday, the 8th instant, before the Hon. Sir William Erie, Knight. His lordship arrived about five o'clock, accompanied by the High-she- riff, Seymour Philipps Allen, Esq., and proceeded at once to the Shire-hall, and opened the commission, after which the court was adjourned to Friday. At half-past ten o'clock on Friday morning, his lordship attended Divine service at St. Mary's church, when an appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. Thomas Watts, the vicar, after which he proceeded to the ball, and immediately commenced the business of the assize. The following gentlemen were sworn on the res- pective juries:— THE GRAND JURY FOR THE COUNTY. Viscount Emlyn, M.P. Jas. Mark Child, Esq. John Colby, Esq. John Colby, Esq. Geo. Dunnely, Esq. Gilbert Harrics, Esq. James Higgon, Esq. John Higgon, Esq. Henry Leach, Esq. John Leach, Eq. W. H. Lewis, Esq. E. T. Massy, Esq. J. H. Philipps, Esq. G. Protheroe, Esq. W. Richards, Esq. G. lloch, Esq. N. IZoeh, Esq. W. B. Swatm, Esq. T. J. Wedgwood, Esq. GBAND JURY FOR THE TOWN. H. G. Fownes, Esq. I H. P. Goode, Esq. G. V. Harries, Esq. Wm. Llewelsin, Esq. Geo. Palmer, Esq. Wm. Perkins, Esq. R. B. Pratt, Esq. Matthew Whitlow, Esq. Edmund Young, Esq. Thomas Beynon, Esq. John Green, Esq. .To h n Rees, Esq. John F. Itobbin, Esq. After the reading of the proclamation against vice, &c., His lordship addressed the grand jury for the county. He be- lieved the cases which would come before them on that occasion were rather more numerous than usual, but it was satisfactory to find that they wen' all confined to offences against the rights of property. The calendar was free from crimes of an aggravated nature, there was no charge of malicious injury or personal vio- lence. He briefly referred to the several cases to be brought be- fore them. In addressing the grand jury for the town and county of Haver- fordwest, his lordship said that the observation which he had made to the gentlemen of the jury for the county of Pembroke, as to the satisfactory state of the county with respect to crime, applied with propriety to the town of Haverfordwest. It was pleasing to iind that the town was so remarkably free from crime, that no charge of any offence would be sent before them on that occasion their duty would be fulfilled by attending to show their readiness to take a part in the administration of justice, but as there were no bills to be sent before them, their services would not be further required. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. John Murphy, an Irish vagrant, was charged with having, on the 18th Jan. last, at St. Dogmells, stolen a pair of shoes, the pro- perty of Thomas John. Mr. Lloyd Hall appeared for the prosecution. From the evidence of the prosecutor and his wife, it appeared that on the lSth Jan. last, he lost from his house a coat and a pair of shoes, and that on the 26th of the same month, the prisoner came into a farm house, near the residence of the prosecutor, where he (the prosecutor) was then working, to beg some bread and cheese, and on one of the prisoner's feet the prosecutor discovered one Of the shoes he had lost. Another witness proved that on the 18th Jan. last he met the prisoner near the prosecutor's house, with a pair of shoes and a bundle in his hands. Op this evidence the jury found the prisoner Guilty. Sentence, six calendar months' imprisonment and hard labour. Elizabeth Phillips pleaded Guilty to an indictment for stealing a cambric handkerchief and some other articles, the property of her master, Thos. Phelps, at Pembroke. The prosecutor recommended the prisoner to mercy, and Capt. Child, of Begelly, was called, and gave her a good character for honeky, for fifteen months, ending December last, during which she lived in his service. Sentence, one calendar month's imprisonment, and hard labour. Hannah .John, ageel 17, was charged with having, ou the 26th of February last, at the parish of Amroth, broken and entered the dwelling-house of Mary Thomas, and stolen therein one gown, one petticoat, one apron, the property of the said Mary Thomas, and Prances John, aged 45 (the mother of Hannah John), was charged with having received the same articles, knowing them to have been stolen. Mr. Hall appeared for the prosecution. The same prisoners were further charged, Hannah with having, on the 22nd of February last, stolen a pair of shoes, the property of Wm. Rogers, and Frances with having received the s#me, knowing them to have been stolen. Mr. Lewis appeared for the prosecution. In a third indictment, Hannah, the daughter, was further charged with having, on the 26th of February last, broken and entered the dwelling-house of Wm. Thomas, and stealing therein a quantity of butter and bacon, the property of the said Wm. Thomas, and Frances, the mother, with receiving the same, knowing th¡;m to have been stolen. Mr. Hall appeared for the prosecution. The evidence against Hannah John, in each case, was quite clear. The several articles were found in her mother's house immediately after the offences were committed, and there was acoufession of her guilt to the constable in each case Hannah was therefore found Guilty on each indictment. The evidence against the mother Oil the two first indictments was not satisfactory, she was accordingly acquitted thereon but on the last indictment she was found Guitfy. His lordship, in passing sentence, said he could not help coming to the conclusion that the mother had instigated her daughter to commit those crimes, and that she was in fact the more guilty person. Sentence, on the mother, seven years' transportation on the daughter, nine calendar months' hard labour. John Thomtts pleaded Guilty to a charge of stealing one sove- reign, and some silver coin. the property of Titus Thomas. Sentence, three calendar months' hard labour. Thomas Summers was indicted for having, on the night of the 21st November last, at the parish of Hodgeston, burglariously broken and entered the dwelling house of Win. Hogers, and steal- ing therein one silver watch, and other articles, the property of James Lewis, and some articles of i, earing apparel, the property of Wm. Lewis. Alr. Davison appeared for the crown, and called James Lewis I am a servant to Wm. Rogers, of Hodgeston, and Was so in November last. I slept in a room over a stable. The room was approached by stairs from the hayguard. It had no internal communication with the stable, or any other building, and was used exclusively as a sleeping room. On the 21st Nov. last, I went to bed about nine o'clock in the evening. W. Lewis slept with me. Before going to bed, I latched the door, and placed my clothes alongside the bed, and my watch at the head of the bed. I got up the next morning about four o'clock, and missed my clothes and watch, and found the door open. On the 21st December, I accompanied Gedge, the policeman, to a farm called Reddown, where we saw the prisoner. Gedge asked him to produce his watch. He produced it, and I claimed it as the one I had lost. The prisoner had on his feet h pair of boots which I missed on the morning of the 22nd Nov. Gedge then went to the prisoner's bedroom, accompanied by the prisoner and myself Gedge found a bundle of clothes there, which the prisoner cb;m!' Some of them were the clothes I lost on the night of the 2 i S4 November. This witness was corroborated by his fellow-servant, W. Lewis, and by the policeman Gedge. The pris >ner said nothing in his defence. After the judge had summed up, the jury returned a' verdict of Guilty. A previous conviction for larceny was then proved. Sentence, seven years' transportation. John LleivelUn charged with having on the 5th of Jarimry last, at the parish of St. Davids, stolen two bush .-is of barky meal, he property of Wm. Robe.Is. The. evidence in this case showed that the prisoner, in concer with Mary Thomas, a servant of the prosecutor, stole tbotit it bushel of barley meal from the prosecutor's dwelling house. e dict, Guilty. Sentence, six calendar months' hard labour. The court then adjourned at six o'clock.
SATURDAY. The Court was opened this day at nine o'clock. s n E P s T E A L 1 N G William Sinnett was indicted for having at the parish of Stock- pole, Elidor, on the 28th of January last, stolen one e we, the pro- perty of William Morse. The prisoner was further charged with receiving the ewe, knowing the same to be stolen. Mr. Henry Alien appeand for the Crown, and called George Aloi-se.-I am the son of the prosecutor, and live with him at Woodsirid, in the parish of Stockpole Elidor. On Satur- day, the 24th January, my father had a flock of sheep grazing on a field called North Hill on his farm. One was missing on the following day. I then went in search of it round the field: I found the blood, entrails, and head in a corner of the field. I ob- served the traek of a man's foot near the spot. I followed it across several fields to the prisoner's house. The tracks went over hedges, and there was the appearance of a bag having been dragged over the hed^e. I observed the track on the other side of the house, and from thence to a stable. The track was a particular one, and I was able to detect it immediately. (Witness here described the track.) I then got a constable arid went into the stable. I found a bag containing some mutton concealed under some straw. There was a neck with several other small pieces of mutton cut up into joints. It did not appear to have been killed, by an expert butcher. I carried the head with me and fitted it to the neck they agreed closely. I knew the head to be that of the sheep I had lost. The prisoner's shoes were taken off by the constable. The impression made by his shoes was precisely simi- lar to the tracks I had before observed. Other witnesses were examined, who corroborated the statement of Mr. Morse in all its particulars. The prisoner made no defence. Verdict, Guilty. Sentence, fifteen calendar months' hard labour. Margaret Alderman indicted for stealing on the 7th July, 1848, one counterpane, one blanket, and a pur of sheets, the property of Lewis Lewis. Mr. Davison appeared for the prosecution. It appeared from the evidence in this case that the prisoner in June last took furnished lodgings of the prosecutor's wife, at PeniT broke dock, and among the furniture let to her were the counter- pane, blanket, and sheets mentioned in the indictment. About the first week in July following the prisoner sold those articles to. a woman who kept a grocer's shop in the same place for 9s., on finding which the prosecutor gave her into custody. The prisoner s defence was that she had only pawned the arti- cles with the full intention of redeeming them again and returning them to prosecutor. ° Verdict. Guilty. As the prisoner had been in gaol ever since last, his lordship sentenced her to one week's imprisonment omy.
HORSE-STEALING. Yvilh/jm Evans was charged with stealing a mare, the property of James Bowen. 1 Mr. Lloyd Hall appeared for the prosecution, and called James Bowen I am a farmer living at Penegrin, in the parish, of Lianychllwydog. On the morning of the 11th of February last, I placed my mare in the stable at Penegrin on the following morning, before sunrise, I went to the stable, and the mare was gone. The prisoner is my sister's son. In consequence of some inquiries I made, I went to the house of John Thomas, of Llanfair- alhilwyn, in Cardiganshire, and found the mare with him. I ihen gave information to the police. Cross-examined by Mr. T. Alien, on behalf of the prisoner: The prisoner lives about, four miles from me. About six years ago I lent my sister a mare to work on her farm. The mare remained with her, on spells, umil about three months ago. -Nly used my mare as her own. There was a re"ling fiJIy fiom the mare; the filly was never from my sister's farm. The prisoner lives with his mother. I sent my servant three months ago for ihe mare and colt he brought them to my farm. John James and the prisoner came to ask me to return the filly to prison'"?'« mother. I said I could nut, as I had puid too much moneyforbis mother. The prisoner did not say he insisted on having the fiJiy or he would have another. The prisoner has always borne a o-<»o<l character. I would not have meddled with him'if other peo?'^ had let me alone. W-. Evans I am a farmer. I went to Llandissil fair, en the 12th February last. Oil the way there I met the prisoner, who offered to sell me a mare for £ 7. I saw the mare afterwards at Cardan with a policeman. I thought L7 was the value of her! ohn Thomas I saw the prisoner at Llandissil fair. He offerer1 me the mare for £ 7 10s.; I bought her for £ 5 13s. lie g-ave rr his correct name and residence when I bought her. On the fo? lowing day, I saw prisoner at Cardigan fair. I asked him if tlu rt was any mistake about the mare, as I had heard something of he- he told me his uncie was the owner of the mare, but that he owed him more money thrill the value of her, I asked him to take Lrr oacii, but he beggca me to keep her till he had arranged with h uncle, Thomas Lloyd, constable: I apprehended the prisoner on this charge. He said, "I stole the mare because mv uncle stole a iiilire of mine, and sold her." Mr. Allen then addressed the jury for the prisoner. He ad- mitted that. the prisoner had taken the mare and sold her, as stated by the witnesses, but he did so under a notion (although a mistaken one), that he had a right to take her, in lieu of the filly which lnS uncle had taken from the prisoner's mother, who had reared her from the mare. There was no intention to steal, and in the ab- sence of any such intention, the prisoner could not be guil y of felony, „ &-J His lordship, in summing up, said that in his opinion the taking the mare, under the circumstances stated by the witnesses, amounted to the crime of larceny. The jury, after a short deliberation, returned a verdict of Guilty, with a strong recommendation to mercy. Sentence, one week's imprisonment. J\Iai J Orcns was indicted for ootaiuing a Winchester of malt of Henry Davies, tinder false pretences, with intent to defraud John Smith. From the evidence in this case, it appeared that on the Srd "f January last, the defend.mc sent a boy with a bag, which bore'th- name of Mr. Thomas Batine, ot Llanwnwr, to Mr. John Smi«!> I maltster, at Fishguard, for a bushel of malt, which the'bov 'ic cordingly got «f Mr. Smith's servant, and left at a house for 'ihe defendant, whence she afterwards fetched it away. h and his daughter proved that neither of them ever authorised the defendant to get malt for him at Mr. Smith's, or elsewhere. Verdict, Guilty. Sentence, one calendar month to hard labour. Rsegina on the prosecution of Gibbon v. Thomas Lloyd, Esq for a nuisance. "J-° In this case, Mr. Grove appeared for the prosecution, and stated that it was instituted by the surveyor of highways of the town of haverfordwest, at the instance of the commissioners for paving and lighting the town, for a nuisance committed by the defendant. in erecting certain raijings and making excavations, on part of the highway, in High-street, in that town, in front of a clwclli I"liou,,e belonging to him. Since the bill had been found at the last as- otzes, the matter had been looked into by the commissioners and they were satisfied that the ends of justice would be answered if the nuisance were abated to the extent of one foot eleven inches and it had been agreed that an alteration to that extent should b; effected by the commissioners, at their expense, and that the de" feiiclant should plead guilty to the indictment, so far as regarded" one foot eleven inches of the encroachment, and not guiltv is tn the residue. It was probable that the abatement now to be marlf. was the whole extent of the nuisance, as it seemed that former)! there were some old bow windows belonging to t1 e defendant house which projected into the highway. The arrangement had oeen reduced into writing, and signed by ihe attorneys of both parties; and no further difficulty was likely to arise inT matter. Mr. John Evans, Q. C., appeared for the defendant, and stated his concurrence in what Mr. Grove had said. A jury was then sworn, who under the direction of the court returned a verdict of Guilty as to one foot eleven ,i Guilty as to thermd™, a, his make a note that no further proceedings were to be taken If the agreement which had been entered into were complied with. There being no other criminal cases, and only one civil cau-e the record in which had been withdrawnthe business cf tbe ussixes here concluded, and the court was adjourned
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.