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PONTYPOOL. TKF.TOTALI.SM.—Mr. Fligletoub, a native of Poland, de- livered a lecture on the above subject, on Friday evening last, at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel. The lecturer combatted many of the arguments of the anti-teetotal party, and illustrated his ideas by a variety of amusing anecdotes, which he recited in a very pleasing manner. At the close several persons s'gued the pledge. PONTYPOOL MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.—.On Tues- day evening last, the Rev. 1). W. Horwood delivered the second of his course of lectures on natural history," in the town school-vooni. After a brief introduction, the lecturer occupied the attention of the meeting for an hour and a half, with a beautiful and interesting description of the structure, habits, and general economy of birds, and con- cluded by urging his audience to study the works of nature, in order that they may form higher conceptions of the Creator. ON* Sunday evening last, the Rev. Thos. Thomas improved the death of Mr. J. M. Read, ironmonger, particulars of whose melancholy death appeared in the PRINCIPALITY, at the English Baptist chapel, Crane-street. The rev. gentleman, after mak- ing a few remarks on the awful circumstances connected with the death of Mr. llead, delivered a most eloquent and affecting discourse from Psalms xlvi., 10th verse, at the close of which he read an interesting sketch of the life of Mr. It., with seve- ral letters, and extracts from his diary, with which the audience generally appeared much affected. ABBUSYCHAX.—TEKUIHLE EXPLOSION.—.A dreadful accident happened in the engine pit, at the British Iron Works, at Abersychan, on Tuesday, the 23th ult. A man named William Pugh, and a little boy, named T. Meredith, were going along the heading, when Pugh observed one of the tram plates out of or- der, and directed the boy to put it right, whilst he went on to the work. The boy put his candle down and was proceeding to obey the order lie had received, when an explosion of the damp took place. The poor boy was killed on the spot, and seven men were seriously injured. The boy and his brother were the sole support of a mother and several other children.
TREDEGAR. OPENING OF THE NEW ROLLING MILL. The Tredegar Iron Company have just completed the erection of a new and stupendous roliiii- niill adjoining their other works in the town. This mill issaid to be the largest, not only in the iron district of South Wales, but in the world, and it covers a space of nearly an acre and a half. The pre- sent may also be looked upon as a new era in the history of Tredegar, inasmuch as, when in full operation, the new mill will cause the employment of fiom two to three thousand additional workmen, 500 of whom will be employed within its walls. The old mill was found incapable of completing the iron after it had passed through the puddling furnaces with sufficient rapidity, and as much as 8,000 tons of pig iron have now accumulated. As soon as this immense bullc is worked down, three other furnaces are to be erected, as the seven furnaces at present existing will not be able to keep the mill employed. We are informed that 300 houses will shortly be erected. This outlay of capital of course cannot fail to confer a great and lasting benefit on the town of Tredegar. The whole of the building and machinery was erected in a,) )iit eighteen months, from the designs and under the super- intendence of Mr. Thomas Ellis, an engineer in the neigh- n bourhood, who has for many years been in the employment p of the company, and who has displayed very great know- ledge and ability in its construction. The mill, which is built of fire brick, is 300 feet long and 186 feet in width; it contains three roofs, the centre of which is 30 feet in height and 7G feet span. It covers about 1| acres of ground. The two outside roofs are of rather less dimensions, being 21 feet high and 55 feet in span. The roofing (with the exception of the slates) is entirely composed of iron, clenched with cop- per nails, not a single particle of wood being used in the building. The engine is of gigantic size, and is equal to 200 horses' power. The steam is supplied from six tubular boilers, erected outside the building, each 41 feet in length and 7 feet 5 inches in diameter, the steam from which is conveyed to the engine by an immense iron pipe 135 feet long and 16 inches in diameter. The consumption of coal is about 1,000 ons per week. The massive driving wheel is no less than 20 feet 6 inches in diameter, and weighs 26 tons. The fly wheel is scarcely of less dimensions, while it is almost double the weight, it being 20 feet in diameter and weighing 45 tons. This wheel performs 65 revolutions per minute. The engine works four mills, or eight pairs of rollers, to employ which 34 balling furnaces have been y e ected and the mill is capable of furnishing from 1,000 to 1,200 tons of rails and merchant bars weekly. The engine it- self was manufactured by Messrs. Bush and Co., of Bristol, but the whole of the immense wheels and castings connected therewith, as well as those used in other parts of the build- ing, were made upon the premises, for which not less than 3,000 tons of iron have been consumed. The main stand- ards under the centre beam, which support he engine, weigh 17 tons each. It affords us great pleasure to add that not a single accident has occurred in the erection of this stu- pendous building and machinery—a fact which speaks volumes for the superior skill and management of Mr. Ellis, the engineer. The inhabitants determined to celebrate this important event by a public demonstration, and a subscription was set o.» foot, which was headed by Mr. Uomfray with the muni- ficent donation of £ 50. The inhabitants also contributed with the greatest liberality, and nearly £ 350 was collected for the purpose of giving the poor of the district a sumptuous stipplv of iiie-it and drink. Thursday, the 22nd ult., being appointed for the open- ing of the new mill, it was resolved that it should be a day of general festivity. The shops were closed and all work suspended, thus- giving the workmen of every description an opportunity of participating in the joyful proceedings of the p n t C) day.. Sixteen fine fat oxen were slaughtered on the previous dav, and early this morning the flesh, weighing 10,000lbs., was distributed amongst 8,000 poor persons of ihe district, together with FOUR TJIOCSAXD loaves of bread, and 1,200 quarts of beer, under the superintendence of the committee. The meat was given away in portions weighing two, four, six. and eight pounds, according to the number of the family. Towards twelve o'clock the main streets became almost impassable, fiom the large concourse of persons who had as- sembled, and soon after that hour a procession, to the number of nearly 2,000 persons, was formed in the Circle opposite ilie Town-hall, and proceeded through the upper lodge gate to Bedwellty House, the residence of Samuel Hom-fray, Esq., where they were joined by that gentleman, Crawshay Bailey, Esq., and others, who headed the procession. The infmerons lodges of Odd Fellows and Friendly Societies Were in full regalia, with their flags and banners, which pre- stilted a pleasing appearance. After reaching the new mill, the vast machinery was se in motion. The building was soon crowded withspectatorst about 6,000 individuals being present. Mr. George Uomfray performed the ceremony of turning the first bar," which was done amidst the deafening plaudits of the assembled multitude. -Soon after four o'clock a large number of the ironmasters and tradesmen of Tredegar and its neighbourhood, to the number of about three hundred, sat down to a sumptuous di nner.—Hereford Timcs.
BRECON. THE CONVICT JAMES GRIFFITHS.—Thip unhappy young man has been very much depressed in since his sen- tence, and speaks very little, though he appears to pay con- siderable attention to the instructions of the chaplain, the Rev. David Price, and he spends the greater part of his time in reading. He has made no communication as to his dread- ful crime. A room has been fitted for a condemned cell, and two watchers have been appointed, one of whom is al- wavs in attendance night and day. The execution has been fixed for ten o'clock in the forenoon of Wednesday, the 11th of April—the longest possible time which the law will allow having thus been humanely allotted to him.—Silurian. AX INTERESTING AND SUCCESSFUL OPERATION IN SUR- GERY.—About two months ago a little boy from Sonny, about three years old, was playing with some peas in his mouth. He was suddenly seized with symptoms of choking, which occurred more or less for seven weeks. Last week Mr. James Williams, of Brecon, was consulted, and he be- lieved the symptoms to arise from a pea having passed down the windpipe into the lungs, and suggested the propriety of an operation. Mr. Williams then called in J. North, Esq., who was of the same opinion, and believed that the opera- tion was the only chance of saving the child's life. The operation was performed by Mr. Williams, assisted by Mr. North, Mr. Singleton, &c., and the pea was extracted, after having been swallowed 51 days. The opening iii the throat ZD n has completely closed, and the little patient is improving rapidly.
BUILTH. THE BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S AND THE MECHANICS' INSTI- TUTE.—A Mechanics' Institution has just formed by a few spirited individuals. The Bishop of St. David's, who happened to be at Builth at the time—warmly sympathising with every effort made to diffuse enlightenment—did- not deem it inconsistent either with his dignity as a prelate, Or his learning as a man, to give an introductory lecture on the occasion of its establishment. His lordship has since further aided the efforts made to procure the means of intellectual improvement and mingled recreation for the working classes of this town, by a present of eighty books, admirably selected for the purposes of popular instruction.
MILFORD HAVEN. BRITISH SCHOOL.—The friends of education will be grati- fied to hear that this institution is now in a most flourishing condition, having improved in every respect since it was placed under the efficient superintendence of the present master, who was engaged at Christmas last. Preparations have been making, for several months past, for holding a bazaar in aid of the funds, and we understand that the time fixed is the 24tli of May, it being the anniversary of the laying of the foundation-stone. As a bazaar-is a novelty in Milford, and as the contributions to it will embrace a guat variety of useful and ornamental articles, both in :-i'ancy needlework, manufactured goods, &c., it is fully exnected that it will be the means of attracting a large number of persons of all classes.
FISHGUARD. NATIONAL SCHOOL.—On Saturday week the foundation- stone of the new national school was laid, in the presence of J. Trail, Esq., agent to Major-General Sir James Cock- burn, Bart. This gentleman has kindly presented all the legal expenses connected with the conveyance of the site to the fund for the establishment of the school, thus effecting a saving of more than £ 20. On the preceding day a donation of Xio had been received from her Majesty the Queen Dowager, and a similar donation from Sir James Cock-burn, in addition to the gift of the ground, and annual subscription of X5. There is still a considerable deficiency in the amount required for the completion of the undertaking.
TENBY. PEMBROKESHIRE IRON AND COAL COMPANY.—Saunders- foot and its environs have these last t'ew days presented a scene of the most animated description, in consequence of the above company having, on the 20th ult., started an engine 45 horse-power—an event which created amongst the working classes a degree of excitement unrivalled in the county. During the greatest part of that day flags were flying, cannons firing, and music playing; and at two o'clock the manager, Mr. Hosgood, who is remarkable for his activity, went to work with his coat off, amidst deafening shouts of huzzas from the assembled crowds. He took the whole management of the engine on himself, assisted only by his son, and by his great experience the whole machi- nery was put in motion, without the least mischance or ac- cident whatever, and in a manner which cannot fail to re- flect oil Mr. Hosgood the highest credit, as well as advan- tage to those whose trust he watches over. On Monday week blast was put to one of the furnaces, and on Tuesday evening the furnace was tapped, and about six tons of iron taken out; and it is more than probable that in a short period the above works will be one of first-rate class, not only beneficial to the company, but also a boon to the neigh- bourhood and to the county at large. Another furnace, now in course of erection, will be ready in a short time, and preparations are making for the erection of two additional furnaces.
CARMRTHEN. A WE are informed that Dr. Wastfield has been finally appointed to the Professorship of Iltisic, at the new Training College, Carmarthen, and to the situation of organist to Saint Peter's church, in that town. The inhabitants of Usk, and its neighbourhood, will thus sustain a loss. We heartily con- gratulate the Venerable Archdeacon Bevan, the Vicar of Car- marthen, and the Welsh Education Committee, on their selec- tion of a person to serve them, who, by steadiness of conduct, attention to the duties of his profession, and the display of no ordinary skill in imparting musical knowledge, has 'deserved and secured the cordial respect of all class'es during his resi- dence at Usk, as organist there. THE TRAINING COI,I.E(,E. -The following is an extract from a letter addressed by Dr. 'Shuttleworth to Sir Tlio, Phillips:- "The examination will be conducted in the following man- ner -Her Majesty's inspector will be furnished with Exami- nation Papers on the subjects required to be studied by pupil teachers. Each of these papers wul be divided into sections, and each section will contain three questions, the first of which will be appropriate to the examination in the third year of apprenticeship the second question to the fourth year and the third question to the fifth year. The candidate will not be allowed to answer more than one question in each. "The question selected, and the manner in which it is answered, will thus determine the merit of the candidates. "Mr. LongnevilleJones will receive instructions to prepare a paper in Welsh, containing one passage to BO translated from Welsh into English, and another from English into Welsh, as well as questions on the grammatical construction of the Welsh passage. Mr. Longueville Jones will also-ascertain whether the colloquial idiom of the Welsh used by each student, is such as may be properly employed in school-teaching, or is only a vulgar and ungrammatical dialect. I am further to intimate to you, that in consideration of the suggestions contained in the principal's letter, the Lord President will accept a grammatical knowledge of the Welsh language, and a familiarity with a good colloquial idiom, in lieu of one or two of the subjects required from pupil teachers in the fifth year, which are not rudimentary. lie will accept a good and systematic knowledge of the Welsh in lieu of two subjects, and a less perfect knowledge in the lieu of one sub- ject only." Lusus NAmm.—On Tuesday morning last, the wife of Enoch Davies, a farm labourer, in the employ of Mr. Thomas Griffiths, of Pentrehydd, near this town, was delivered of a son, with six fingers on each hand, and six toes on each foot, with perfect nails on all. The 'mother and child a're doing well. -Carmarthen
NORTH WALES. BANGOR FRIARS SCHOOL.- -Dr. Owen Roberts hus memo- rialised the Legislature rehitive to the abase of funds of this charity. The petition to the House of Commons was entrusted to Mr. Bright, who returned the following reply :— London, March 15th, 1849. Sir,-I presented your petition yesterday. The condition of educational endowments in England and Wales is disgraceful to the Legislature but there is a notion abroad that all these things, AND the Government departments, and the Church pro- perty, are so many modes by which people live, who don't think it respectable to work. I mean this notion prevails ex- tensively among those who enjoy the misappropriation of fundic which, of right, belong to the public. "Did the House of Commons represent the nation, such A scandalous system would not be permitted to continue. I am, yours truly, O. O. Robert?, Esq., Bangor. "JOHN BKIGHT<" EXTRAORDINARY BIRTH.—AT Borth, the wife of Lewis Jones, seaman, of three cliildi-Il, two boys and a girl. The mother and tHe little strangers are doing wdl.—narvon Herald. JIOL YIIF.AD.- U p,vards of eighty men, mechanics and la- bourers, employed in her Majesty's Dockyard, Holyhead,, have received notice that their services will not be required after the 1st of the ensuing month. CHESTER AND HOLYIIFAD ItAILWAY.-At the specinl meet- ing of the proprietors, held on Friday hist, the purchase of the Moid Railway was confirmed, by a majority of 37 to 9. The following was given as the estimated traffic 6f the Mold Railway :—Passengers, £ 9,432; parCfels, £ ot)0; hortses, e&r_ riages, and dogs, £ 500; mails, £ 713; merchandise and agricultural produce, £ 710; cattle, £ 302; minerals, £ 10,000; gross traffic, X22,157 deduct for working charges 50 per cent. £ 11,079 net revenue, £ 11,078: which, on the total cost of X185,900, will give a pi-ofit of X- 5 19s. 2d. per cent.
ANGLESEY ASSIZES. These assizes were held on the 23rd and 24th ultimo, be- fore Mr. Justice Cresswell. The learned judge, in his address to the grand jury, said, that although he had a long list before him, yet he was happy to say that only two of the many charges on which they Would be called upon to deliberate, presented very bad features. These were some instances of a practice which he regretted to find was becoming by far too frequent in the Principali y and elsewhere and which it was most desirable to repress. He alluded to the system of stabbing, which was so frequency resorted to in "brawls and quarrels. The other cases were simple acts of pilfering, on which, were he to make any comment, it would be a waste of their time, and an affront to their understandings. John 11,ill a,zs and I)avi(I Jones were sentenced to be trans- ported for seven years, for burglary, at Holyhead. Samuel Smith, aged 35, sentenced to be transported for ten years, for stabbing one William Williams, at Beaumaris. The prisoner seemed struck with the apparent severity of his sentence, and fell on his knees, begging for mercy; but the judge told him that he had done no more than called upon by his solemn duty to perform. The wife of the prisoner was in court, and called out, Oh my poor children again and again, in tones expressive of the deepest anguish, and it was some time ere she could be silenced or removed. The other prisoners found Guilty were sentenced to terms of imprisonment, varying from three to twelve months.
DENBIGHSHIRE ASSIZES. These assizes were held before Mr. Justice Cresswell, on the 27th and 28th ultimo. His lordship addressed the grand jury, and said he was sorry that lie could not congratulate them on a short list of charges; as the calendar before him was the largest lie had had on the circuit. Several of the cases avose out of of- fences against the game laws, a class which unhappily arose in districts where there were large preserves of game, to en- courage the idle and dissolute in criminal courses. There was nothing in them out of the ordinary course, and no doubt they would be familiar with them. A man named Charles Roberts was sentenced to be transported for seven years, for burglary, at St. Asaph. Owen Williams was Acquitted, by the direction of the judge, on the charge of killing his wife. The other prisoners were severally sentenced to various terms io imprisonment, ranging from fourteen days to fifteen months.
NORMAL COLLEGE FOR WALES.
NORMAL COLLEGE FOR WALES. On Monday evening the 19th ult., a public meeting numerously attended was held at the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist chapel, Saint Mellons, Monmouthshire, to receive a deputation from the committee, consisting of the Revs. J. P. Jones and J. D. Williams, Bridgend. John Davics, Esq., was voted to the chair, who briefly explained the objects of the meeting. The Rev. D. Evans then addressed the meet- ing, and ably advocated the claims of the institution, and that education should be free. He was followed by the Rev. J. P. Jones, who gave a brief history of their tour, wherein it was shown that the people were truly alive to the interests of the college. Mr. Jones strongly contended that the edu- n r!1 cation should be founded upon the word of God, and depre- cated the idea of the rising generation being taught to the exclusion of religion. He at some length combatted the arguments of secular educationists, and showed the reasona- bleness and scripturalness of the principles on which the college was founded. The Rev. J. D. Williams then addressed the meeting, and in a lengthy and powerful speech explained the principles of the Normal College, and gave several striking instances of the inefficiency of the State to religionise the people. He appealed to the meeting as to their views on the subject, and asked those who were in favour of S'ate education to stand up, when not an indi- vidual was found on his Jegs. He then requested those who were for the people to educate themselves to stand, when the audiellcestood up, en masse. A collection was made at the close of the meeting, when a goodly sum was realised. Meetings were also held on the successive nights at Peny- wain and Cwmbrane, which were addressed by the Kev. J. P. Jones and the neighbouring ministers, but were not grati- fied by the presence of Mr. Williams, owing to domestic affliction, which we regret to learn incapacitated him to com- plete his intended tour but we are glad to lii-id tliat Mr. Jones intends to complete his tour, who will, wedouut not, be kindly assisted by the ministers and other friends of free education. Since writing the above, we hal-c ascertained that the Rev. David Salmon, of Newport, has been prevailed upon to accompany Mr. Jones.
lUligtHM SIMIGOT. ORDINATION.—On the 28th and 29th ult. the Rev. John T. Jones, of Dowlais, was ordained as an assistant pastor to the Hev, J. T. Jones, over the Independent churches at Llanybri and Bethesda, Carmarthenshire. On Wednesday evening at Bethcsda the Revs. D. Phillips, of Cana, and W. Morris, of Abergwili, preached and at the same time at Llanybri a meet- ing was held, when the Rev. J. Silvanus, of Pciiiel, read the sc riptures and prayed, and the Revs. E. Jones, of Ffynnonbedr, and D. Evans, of Penygraig, preached. On Thursday morn- ing the Rev. D. Davis, of Panteg, delivered the introductory discourse; the Rev. J. T. Jones, minister of the place, asked the questions and received the confession of faith the Rev. J. Williams, of Bethlehem, offered up the ordination prayer; the Rev. J. Hughes, of Dowlais, gave the change to the minister the Rev. II. Jones, Carmarthen, preached to the church and people; and the Rev, T. Williams, of Ebemzer (Baptist), con- cluded the service with prayer. On the evening of the same day at seven o'clock sermons were preached by Mr. J. D. Jones, student at Brecon College, and the Itcv. J. -Iluglies, of Bethania. The services were numerously attended, the ser- mons peculiarly interesting and impressive. STEPNEY COLLEGE is again without a president: considera- tions hiving no reference either to the institution or to any of its inmates have led the Rev. W. Jones to resign his office. Dr. Murch has kindly acceded to the wish of the committee so far as to undertake to discharge temporarily the duties of rèsidènt tutor, but he continues to spend the Lord's days with his congregation at liickuiansworth, as usital.-B(i ti t Ita a- -P zille. SWANSEA SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION.—It appears from the last report of the above union that there are IS schools connected with the union, 366 teachers, and 2,532 scholars nine schools have libraries, containing 1*113 volumes, and five have day schools connected with them. CWMTILLEHY.—PRIMITIVE METHODISTS' CIIAPrT.The open- ing services of this newly-erected editiee for divine worship were held on Sunday, the 25th ultimo, when the Rev. Mr. Na- tion preached an excellent sermon from Rev. xxii. 17, at eleven o'clock, to a large and attentive congregation. Mr. Prosser, of Dowlais, preached at two and at six o'clock. Col- lections were made at the close of each service towards the liquidation of .the debt incurred in the erection of the chapel. The Rev. Isaac White, ofPontypool, preached on last Lord's day. THE REV. D. L. PUGIIE, of Pembroke Dock, has accepted an invitation to become the pastor of the Baptist church, at Cotton-street, Poplar. He is expected 'to commence his labours there on the second sabbath in April. FOLKESTONE.—Mr.. David Jones, B.A., of Stepney College and the London University, has accepted the unanimous invi- tation of the church of Christ assembling at Salem Chapel (Baptist), Folkestone, to become their pastor, and entered upon his labours on Sabbath last.—Xonconfarntist. LLANELLY NEW CHUUCH.—The incorporated society for the building, enlarging, and repairing of churches, have voted a grant of £ 260 towards the fund now being raised for erecting the new church for the district of St. Paul's, Llanellv. RESIGNATION ..OF TI E REV. J. S.. HUGHES, MINISTER OF MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHAPEL.-— We are extremely sorry to announce the resignation of the above highly-esteemed minister, owing to ill-health. The lively animation with which, we understand, he entered upon and continued the duties of his office--the plans of usefulness which lie had formed and partially earned out for the benefit of his congrega- tion and the young people with whom he was associated—will ever endear bus name to them, and his resignation Mill be regarded with many regrets. With such feelings we sincerely sympathise, and hope that relaxation will restore Mr. Hughes to- sound health.
"HAPPY HOME." A YOUNG man meets a pretty face in the ball-room, falls in love with it, courts it, marries it," goes to housekeeping with it, and boasts of having a home to go to and a wife. The chances are nine to ten he has neither. Her pretty face gets to he an old story-or becomes faded, or freckled, or fretted- and as that face was all he wanted, all he 11 paid attention to," all he set up with, all he bargained fur, all he swore to love, honour, and protect "—he gets sick of his trade knows a dozen faces which he likes better gives up staying at home of evcnings; consoles himself with cigars, oysters, whiskcv punch, and politics, and looks upon his home" as a very indifferent boarding-house. A family of children grow up "about him; but neither he nor his face knows anything about training them so they come up heltei,-skelter-niticle toys of when babies, dolls when boys and girls, drudges when young men and women and so passes year after year, and not one quiet, happy, homely hour is known throughout the whole household. Another young man becomes enamoured of a "fortune," He waits upon it to parties, dances the polka with it, exchanges billet doux with it, pops the question to it, gets yes" from it, is published to it, takes it to the parson's, weds it, calls it wife," carries it.home, sets up an establishment with it, in- troduces it to his friends, and says (poor fellow!) that he too is married, and has got a home. It's false. He is not married he has no home. And he soon finds it out. He is in the wrong box, hut it is too late to get out of it. He might as well hope to escape from his coffin. Friends congratulate him, and he has to grin and bear it. They praise the house, the furniture, the cradle, the new Bible, the newer baby and then bid the fortune" and him who husbands" it, good morn- ing As if he had known a good morning since he and that gilded fortune" were falsely declared to be one. Take another case. A young woman is smitten with a pair of whiskers. Curled hair never before had such charms. She sets her cap for them. They take. The delighted whiskers make an offer, first one, and then the other, proffering them- selves both in exchange for her young heart. The dear miss is overcome with magnanimity, closes the bargain, carries home her prize, shows it pa and ma, calls herself engaged to it, thinks there never was such a pair (of whiskers) before, and in a few weeks they are married. Married! Yes, the world calls it so, and we will. What is the result? A short honeymoon, and then the unlucky discovery that they are as unlike as chalk and cheese, and not to be made one, though all the priests in Christendom pronounced them EO.-]Jurritt's Christian ct- tizen. A LESSON FOR SCOLDING WIVES.—" I dare say you have scolded your wife very often, Newman," said I once. Old Newman looked down, and his wife took up the reply Never to signify-and if lie has I deserved it. Nay," said the old woman, with a beauty of kindness which all the poetry in the world cannot excel, how can a wife scold her good man, who has been working for her and her little ones all the day ? It may do for a man to be peevish, for it is he who bears the crosses of the world but who -should make him forget them but his own wife? And she had best, for her own sake—for nobody can scold much when the scolding is all on one side." A PAUSON OUTWITTED.—A ludicrous scene was witnessed a few days ago during the funeral service, at a church not many miles from the episcopal city of Bangor. Two days previously a poor man waited upon the parson, to ascertain how much he 'would be; charged for burying a child tlut ixud died„ wW t}" J following colloquy took place:— Parishioner.—How much did you say, sir ? Parson.—-Thirteen shillings and sixpence, which will be twelve shillings for myself, and eighteen pence for the clerk. Parishioner.—Would you not bury, as has always been the custom of the parish, for the offerings ? Parson.—Certainly not, unless they amount to that sum. Parishioner.—Well then, sir, I suppose that I must make up the difference ? Parson.—Oh, certainly you must do that. When tho funeral service was suspended, as is usual, to enable the relatives and friends to place their offerings on the altar, at which the parson was standing, the father placed him- self alongside of him. When that part of the ceremony had terminated, the father took possession of the money offered, and after handing over thirteen shillings and sixptmce to the astonished parson, pocketed the difference, amounting to some ten or fifteen shillings. The parson remonstrated, but it was in vain, for the father said, had there been a deficiency, he should have had to make it up it was therefore but fair* that he should pocket the overplus and then very coolly told his friends that as he had paid parson and clerk, he should fed Obliged by their offering what they had intended for the clerk to his Wile, Betty Williams, who would receive it thankfullv. '—Carnarvon Herald. Mit. GI.AI)STON I' -This gentleman has gone the round of a good many of the Government offices, but his connexion with the Board of Trade, first as Vice-President and next as Presi- dent, conjoined, perhaps, with the circumstance of his being the son of Sir John Gladstone, the eminent W est India mer- chant, makes him to be regarded as a considerable authority in ( matters of trade, particularly as regards the colonies. He dots something, too, in the Church line, but in a spirit :he opposite of that which animates the movements of his colleague Sir Robert IngHs. In fact, the position of the right hon. gentle- man is somewhat analogous very much like that occupied by :ir Robert Peel; any party would only be too glad to have the favour of his services, and a denial upon one occasion is not by any means to be taken as a permanent rebuff. Mr. Gladstone is decidedly the smoothest and -most insinuating speaker in the House; his voice is melodious, his words invariably well chosen, the stream is continuous and unbroken, beyond what is needed to give a pleasing variety to its course. His powers of reply- and without such powers no man need attempt to obtain a niche in the House of Commons—are equal to any emergent v. He is, never put about, never at a loss, and his command of temper, another essential to success, seems perfect.-— Auous, Jerrold's Weekly News. HRAHTLE88 CONDUCT OF A DRAYMAN.—Some short time J* since, a drayman, in the employment of a brewery company in .this neighbourhood, who had been in the habit of delivering barrels of beer at the various inns, &(- througlujul. thti Ct became (although a married man) so enamoured of the fair 1 iface of a young woman who acted in the capacity of a maid-of- all-work at an inn in the village of L-t, that he conceived the base and cruel design which will appear in the sequel. The amorous drayman, it appears-forgetting alike the chances of ■ exposure in this world and punishment in the next —watched J'I his opportunity and threw himself at the feet of his charmer, where, in well-feigned accents of sincerity, he avowed his wicked passion, and begged to be regarded henceforth as the maiden's suitor. Poor Mary listened to these seemingly fair professions with a maiden's modesty, and the insidious words of the stalwart drayman met with an encouraging response from the sympathetic heart of the too-c-onfiding girl. The courtship was now conducted in due form—the dr, yman being most const ant and punctual in his attentions, and withal, paying due regard to the adornment of his person, as evimed by his appearance each Sunday in his holiday attire. Thus all went merry as a marriage-bell," and the consummation was looked forward to by the poor girl and her friends with anxiou- pleasure. The banns of marriage had been published, and thee intentions of the swam appeared most honourable. Matters had progressed thus far, when in an evil hour the poor unsus- pecting i reaturb became an easy prey to the wicked lust of the treacherous villain. The sequel is soon told. The seducer having accomplished his vile purpose, absented himself for a longer- period than usual, and in the meantime it was dis- covered that the monster was a married, man,, with a family of children! The. shock to.the .poor woman, on the discovery ot j' this fact, can readily be imagined.—Swamea Herald. How TO Ftosi-Eit iq -Bu-siNFss.-Iii the first place, make up your mind to accomplish whatever you undertake; decide upon some particular employment, persevere in it. All difficulties are overcome by diligence and assiduity. Be •frugal.
THE BISHOP TO HIS CAPTIYE.
THE BISHOP TO HIS CAPTIYE. My throne is in my See— My foot is on thee, Shore •" Young man, in pítc of me, Wilt thoti preach any more ? Now go where duty calls, Why tarry—wlierefoie stay? •■: Ib! within four stone walls, Thou canst not set away. There preach till thou art hoarse; fcxhort, uibsuatle, remove; No doubt that thy discourse The said ears ill move. But all! thou art the last Thus to be trounced by me; Soon will a law be passed Dissenting clerks to free. ly foot is on thee, Shore, But will not long remain Then, what can I do more, J hail take it off again! —Punch.