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PRINTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION BXBCUTED AT THE OFFICE OF THE "PRINCIPALITY," MOliTII STREET, CARDIFF, WITH NEATNESS AND DESPATCH. Orders from the Country (both in Welsh and English) promptly and punctually attended to. Advertisements and Orders received for the London and Pro- vincial Newspapers. AN OUT-DOOR APPRENTICE WANTED. THE HOLY ART OF WINNING SOULS TO CHRIST, "InXEMPLIFIED in the LIFE and MINISTRY of the late Xli ttev. M.JONES, of Trelech, Carmarthenshire; with some account of the revivals of religion under his ministry. By J. J. BEYNON, Donington, Salop. Price Is. 3d. Ministers, deacons, and all Christians who would promote the revival of religion, should read this little book. Sea reviews in the Evangelical Magazine for October, 1848; fo for November 22nd, 1848 Christian Witness for April, 1849. London, Mr. J. Snow; South Wales, Mr. Rees, Llanelly; Sht-ewsbury, Mr. Tibnam, and the Author. GOOD NEWS FOR HUSBANDS. WTASHIXG-DAY is the day most dreaded in the domestic V calendar. By some is its advent regarded with ghastly horror; and where's the man who would not gladly rid himself of jr.ich a necessary nuisance ? Intolerable as are reputed to be those 'high and mighty things called I curtain lectures,' not one poor wight, we feel convinced, but would rather sustain a score of them than bear the infinitesimal woes of a washing-day. A domestic Lethe has therefore long been a desideratum, but we rejoice to say isriiow attainable. To Mr. HARPER TWELA ETREES is due tha honour and the emolument of this discovery, the greatest won- der-of this wondrous age. Woman-kind will laud him for it, and nua bestow on him their benisons. But what is it ?' inquires the rttudor. We'll tell you—not wherein the discovery consists, but- what Mr. Twelvetrees has discovered. He has effected a domestic revolution Queen Scrub is deposed, and a Republic of Soap-suds holds sway. Incredible as it may appear, a six weeks' wash may bo accomplished before breakfast, for less than sixpence, without the aid of a washerwoman Pshaw! it's all moonshine—Mr. Harper is a visionary—an enthusiast.' He is neither although, we acknowledge, we did at one period form a similar estimate of his eliaracter. Don't condemn the man. unheard. In our establish- ment his directions' have been followed, and his process' tried. And a most simple process it is, and eminently economical and ex- peditious. No rubbing is required at the tub,' nor a tithe of the usual time. The linen is rendered of virgin whiteness, and not in the least deteriorated. The process has also been tested in the family of a gentleman whom we rank among our acquaintance, and lie pronounces it a positive blessing to that portion of frail humanity which, like himself, has long been occupied in explorations for a biiiiedictine El Dorado, where washing-days are unknown. As many of our readers will naturally desire to obtain the Directions,' Wi: here print the address of the author,—' Mr. Harper Twelvetrees, •It, New Millman-street, Foundling Hospital, London,' of whom they may be procured. The cost is a mere trifle-one-ancl-tliirty postage stamps-the intrinsic value being inestimable. We shall be happy to furnish any further information that may be required on the subject of this washing wonder—that is, any particulars not involving a knowledge of details for who would be so unjust, so callous, as to deprive the inventor of any portion of the emolument he is entitled to derive from his truly ingenious discovery Guernsey Comet, March 5, 1849. To be had of all booksellers, price 2s. 6d.
TO AGENTS. We will thank our agents to put their names on the wrappers of returned papers, as follows:—" Mr. W. Thomas," or David Jones (as the case may be), PRINCIPALITY Office, Cardiff."
TO SUBSCRIBERS. THKMS of SUBSCRIPTION ;—-is 9d. per quarter, payment in ad- xartae if on credit, 5s, Pot Office Orders should be made payable to DAVID EVANS, Principality Office., Cardiff. Remittances may be made in postage stomps to tb." amount of one quarter's subscription. In order to save trouble and prevent delay, all letters relating to advertisements, and for the supply of the paper, should be addressed to the •• Publishers of the PiaxciPAHTY." Our subscribers, in forwarding the amountof their subscription*, will much oblige us by invariably dating their letters from the pi ice where they reside, and, if living in the country, if they will aIo state the nearest post town.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. .i ,¡v"l"t;v' Oori-v p.nAo.ot "ritv.c to OOuu.tD.1'n:Jnnfl t},p, PnTJJCI PAi.rrv, "but continues our most earnest well-wisher." We are obliged to him for his wishes, but we cannot pay even our errand- bay with them. The very urchin expects something more every Saturday evening indeed, we don't know that he cares much c.h:>ut oar wishes'it' he cares at all, so that he gets the pay in cash. We have suffered so much from goaci wishes, that we get rather eareless about them ourselves but there is one way to serve us, and to enable us to serve the country—i. that those who agree wi-tb us in our general objects do tahe t/ie PRINCII'ALITY and pay us faith fully for it. T. j. T,Tenby.We shall be aliarays glad to hear from him. "Po J. Swansea. -We shall endeavour to make room for his next week. We have received payments from Mr. A. B., Barmith; Rev. M. E., Nir. T. M. J., Llaudiio; Mr. D W., P-ntynridd; C. V., and W. W., Cardiff; J. S" Swansea; Rev. ,J. D Pembroke j D. Ii:, Sirhowy P. J., Cardiff; D. B., Maesr leg: J. T and Miss M., Glynnedd. J. J. B."—Duly received, and shall be soon attended to. S. B.—Your l^tjter, *e regref, is crowded out. W" r.
REACTION. CONTINENTAL politics seem to be retrograding. One ex- treme begets the other. Tbat the sudden rush of demo- cratic power and influence which inundated France and Jjennany early in the year '48 should have carried men AWAY, AND hurried them into extravagant courses, ia no mat- ter of wonder at all. That so little mischief has been done in that way is to us much rather the matter of marvel and amazement. At the same time, fearful and indelible in- juries have been inflicted on the cause of true and rational freedom. In France, the gist of the difficulty seems to be found in the positive and absolute irreligiousness of the public. The unquestionable policy of the Red Republicans is neither more nor less than warfare against the very exist- ence of property and of society. So loathsomely hideous is the impulse which obviously prompts this party, that a man in this ceu itrv stands aghast at the very thought; and still in Paris, men with a name will literally countenance these licfarious designs and even General Cavaiguae will not give the existing Government active support to repress their pes- tilent proceedings. All Europe is deeply indebted to Louis Napoleon and his Cabinet, for the peaceful attitude they have so determinedly maintained. By common consent Louis Napoleon was fooked upon as a kind of modern Don Quixote. He has, however, proved himself to be a person d good sense, with a sagacioils estimate of the difficulties and the advantages OF his position, and a profound impres- sion of the importance of France attending to her own affairs. We wish him all success and good speed. In Italy, the Republicans seemed doomed to ruin themselves and their cause. Intemperance in spirit and language, and irre- solution in conduct, eminently distinguish them, wherever thoy have had temporary power. For the present, we can sec no rational prospect for the cause of Italian independence; in fact, all Italy is at this moment in the power of Austria, ATID tha terms will depend upon so many contingencies, but almost all of them having little or no reference to the Italians themselves and their preferences, that it is impos- sibie to guess what a month, or even a week, may bring forth. According to our last advices, the restoration of the Pope and of the Grand Duke of Tuscany seems to be deter mined upon by the principal Catholic powers. The restora.- tion JQ £ tho former, to civil power will be a very remarkable THI:I £ and will put many questions of an ecclesiastico-poli- tical character into another light than that in which they now appear. The Diet of Frankfort has elected the King of Prussia Emperor of Germany. The deputation has waited upon his Majesty, and has had an answer. The nature of the reply it is difficult to characterise. He says yes and no. It is a very coy affair indeed. He will become Emperor;, of Ger- many, but then he won't. Ho will if it must be he won't, unless all the. kingdoms and principalities of which the ,said empire is to consist agree to it, and will unite in the request to him to do so. We fancy we can understand why he does not like it, and still why he would like to have it. It is a nominal honour,—to be chief of the German iiations,-to re- ceive a kind of fealty from all Kings and Princes of Ger- man race,—they all to continue still as independent as they are now. To be obliged to attend to many affairs be- sides those of his own nation, and for that to have a little empty honour,^—infinite trouble, and much and frequent abuse. It was said of the Germans forty years ago, that as Buonaparte had taken the land, and the English had taken the sea, they had nothing to do but to take the sky, and look up, smoke, and dream. And one of the richest dreams in modern times we take to be this central German empire, and we presume it will soon "vanish into thin air." At home very few stirring events are occurring. The Ministry is about as weak as it can well be, and lives by sufferance of Sir Robert Peel, and other opponents to its policy and principles. We doubt whether we are justified in using such a phrase for enlightened and comprehensive policy Lord John seems to have none; and for principles these are mere "leather and prunella." The Navigation Bill drags along, stripped of several of its most important Z5 clauses, and has nearly got into the House of Lords. When and how it emerges thence is another question, of which we are not now disposed to speak particularly. The Irish liate-in- Aid Bill drags its slow length along, and is an apt illus- c!1 tration of Whig policy—anything, everything to meet the wants of the day, and nothing more. The Whigs certainly do believe, whether they do it out of respect to the authority that utters it, is another question, that Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof." Measures for the nonce they patch and bolster, caring nothing for the condition of the Irish people next year and onward, as though the province of rulers was confined to the present tpoment, and had nothing to do with the progressive happiness and prosperity of a nation. 0 We have, in fine, to notify the fact that Mr. Shore is in Exeter gaol, and the Bishop in his palace. Is it not a capital contrast ?
jTHE REV. MR. GORHAM.:
THE REV. MR. GORHAM. THIS gentleman has published a book,* containing a full statement of his case-and a strangely and painfully inte- resting case it is. It brings the redoubtable and too famous Bishop out in bold relief, and proves and illustrates his cun- ning, his subtlety, and his love of the actual exercise of real power, in a manner the most striking imaginable. The facts lie within a small compass. Mr. Gorham, after thirty- five years' service as an unbeneficed clergyman, was pre- sented by the Lord Chancellor with the vicarage of St. Just, in Penwith, the most western parish but one in Cornwall, containing a population of from seven to eight thousand miners. Mr. Gorham soon came in the Bishop's way, and the Bishop became his enemy. In a circular for building a district church he used the words National Establishment," instead of Churchhe advertised for a curate free from Tractariau errorfind when the curate was NOMINATED the Bishop summoned him, though he had been long In holy orders," to all examination "especially on baptism, the foundation of all Christian doctrine:" and it was not with- out without difficulty lie got licensed. In August, 1847, the Lord Chancellor presented Mr. Gorham with the vicarage of Bramford Speke, near Exeter, a small parish, and the income being aboutE300 per annum less than that of St. Just. At this point it was necessary to have the. Bishop's countersignature to Mr. Gorham's testimonials for the Lord Chancellor. This was too tempting an opportunity for Dr. Phillpotts not to improve against Mr. Gorham. Three clergymen of the diocese sign a testimonial, and in ordinary cases the Bishop countersigns as a matter of course. The Bishop not only refuses to sign it, but writes on the margin a libel on Mr. Gorham, and cannot conscientiously coun- tersign this memorial." Lord Chancellor Cottenham, heed- less of the Lord of Exeter, persists in his purpose, and com- pletes the act of presentation. He presents his compliments to Mr. Gorham, and has the honour of informing him that he proposes signing the fiat for Mr. Gorham's presentation, notwithstanding the ob- servation added to the Bishop's signature," &c. To the Bishop the Chancellor writes with equal sang froid: — MY DEAR LOUD,—Having had under my consideration the observation added to your countersign.ature to Mr. Gorham's testimonial. I think it right to inform you that I have neverthe- less thought it right to sign the fiat for his presentation," &c. Thus does the Bishop come to nothing the moment lie comes in contact with, the power of the Crown, Even the belligerent Exeter is very small here—the Chancellor is in- finitely the mightier personagcs. The power that raises can depress—the hand that creates can destroy—and the Queen is the sole head of the Church established in these realms. But as when he looks up to the throne the Bishop's at- titude must be reverent and supplicatory, he may compen- sate himself—and in this case the intiii actually does it—by an imperious deportment and tyrannical practices towards- his clergy. Mr. Gorham is not yet out of his clutches. Let it be remembered that Mr. Gorham ia a man of advanced years, of unsullied reputation, of great learning; and was y 0 not now coming in or going out of the diocese of Exeter, Z5 but only removing from one part of it to another. He seems also deeply convinced of the evils of the semi-popcry that has crept into his Church, and to bo a very stanch Protestant. The Bishop feels it is his duty to ascertain by examina- tion whether you" (Mr. G.) are sound in doctrine before you shall be instituted to the vicarage of Bramford Speke. After many and most vexatious delays, and much and most mor- tifying dancing attendance upon his lordship,—who seems to be as much delighted as he is busily exercised by his du- In ties in Parliament on the one hand, and hunting down his clergy (but the latter, much as he seems to enjoy, gives way to the- Lord of Parliament),—the examination commences on Friday, Dec. 17, 1847, continues Saturday 18, Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Friday 31, Friday, Jan, 7, 1848,-011 Monday, Jan. 10th, Dr. Phillpotts proposed re- newing the examination, but Mr. Gorham declined further examination, that he might seek advice or redress. This affair lasted five days at the palace, AND was virtually pro- longed six days more at the clergyman's lodgings. The examination, i\1r G. says, was subtle, searching, and severe;" and in the Bishop he found not so much an examiner as an earnest and dexterous opponent, cunning of Examination before Admission to a Benefice, by the Bishop, of Exeter, Qze., Sfc. By (aeorge C. Gorham. Loudon, H&tchard.' 8vo. pp. 230. fence, and full of the tricks and quirks of scholastic disputa- tion, and perfect master of the logomachies of the olden theological discussions. And what was all this about ? About Baptism, the foundation of all" Christian doctrine. At last indeed he gets to other points, but here for the most part Mr. G. baulks him by maintaining that this question and that does not come within the meaning of the DUE examination which the Bishop had a right to make. But on the Bap- tismal question it is certainly a hard struggle. Never did an unscrupulous barrister put more leading questions than does Dr. Phillpotts to this venerable Presbyter. But he makes no way-Mr. Gorham yields not an inch-and no dexterity, no closing with him unexpectedly in corners, 110 sudden thrusts surprise-nothing can bring him to accede to the Bishop's loved dogma of baptismal regeneration. The consequence is that the Bishop will not institute the clergy- man in his new vicarage, and they are ever since in the law courts. But what of Mr. Gorham's clerical status-if not worthy to be minister of a small parish with some 400 in- habitants, surely he is not fit to have the charge of his former parish with some 8,000 souls, and the receipt of a stipend exceeding that of the smaller parish above three hundred pounds a year ? The Bishop of Exeter prohibits his offi- ciating altogether? No, not at all! His first parish he still retains unmolested, and teaches his unsound doc- trines at pleasure. How is this ? Here again we have an illustration of the boasted freedom of a State Church- bishops must respect the rights of patrons in all their pro- ceedings towards their clergy:—the vicarage of St. Just is in the gift of the Crown—Mr. Gorham being in full and legal possession, is, in his possession of that living, with all rights and emoluments, much more independent of the Bishop than the Bishop is of the Lord Chancellor. If Mr. Gorham were an immoral man, he would be quite safe as to the emolu- ments of the living. There seems thus to be some fatal ne- cessity in the veiy structure of an Established Church for independence where it is a danger or a crime; and for ser- vility, cringing, and abjectness, where and when a good man and true should have liberty of action, and should be called upon to cherish manfulness and self-respect. Of sys- tems as well as individuals it is true, By their fntit ye shall know them."
THE VICTORIA WORKS.
THE VICTORIA WORKS. WE are happy to know that the Ebbw Vale Company have come to arrangements with the several parties interested in these works, and have purchased them. This is an event of no small importance to the workmen of Monmouthshire, and will, doubtless, in a short time, very considerably 't y augment the amount of labour required in that district. The history of these works furnishes a striking and impressive commentary on the folly and wickedness of uncaloulating speculation. The original Victoria Company was a joint stock affair, concocted at Bath; and its first manager was the late Mr. Roger Hopkins. There seemed to be no end to the means of the company. Everything was designed after the most expensive fashion, and rows of houses, and houses for managers and agents, grew up faster than the furnaces. At Aberearne, too, two pits were sunk—for the Victoria Company would sell coal as well as make iron-and, indeed, there were few things that it was not competent to achieve. A splendid gala-day marked the opening of the works, and all went swimmingly oll,until-until--a pressure arose in the money market. The destruction of property was fearful. Many very well conditioned families were irreparably ruined. A gentleman in Bath, who had invested his wife's fortune in the concern, went up stairs one day and put a pistol into his mouth and precipitated himself into the grave and into eternity. Suffering and misery of every kind ensued in the neigh- bonrhood, and for some few years the Monmouth and Glamorgan Bank have been keeping a few furnaces alight, not much to the advantage of any party we should fear. After so much blight and desolation, we are certainly very glad to find that these works have got into the hands of Messrs. Darby, and we joyously augur a season of substantial and lengthened prosperity for the whole of that beautiful valley. Mr Brown's name is sufficient guarantee to all the district that the management will be as efficent as it will be kind, and as kind as it will be efficient.
THE BISHOP OF EXETER.
THE BISHOP OF EXETER. WE cheerfully insert the following letter, written by a correspondent, who has paid anxious attention to the eccle- siastical affairs of this country for the last quarter of a cen- tury. We fully agree with him in his estimate of the emi- nent services rendered by Harry of Exeter" to the cause of Nonconformity. An interesting correspondence on the Bishop of Exeter versus Shore" will be found in another colupill "TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY, "SIR,—I beg your permission to propose, through the pages of the PRINCIPALITY, that a subscription be opened, in order to purchase and present a suitable piesent to the Right Rev. Dr. Phillpotts, Lord Bishop' of Exeter, in acknowledgment and commemoration of his prominent services to the cause of reli- gious freedom and nonconformity. I leave it to a committee hereafter to be formed to arrange and settle the maximum amount of subscription, and the kind of testimonial to be pre- pared. All this I leave to those who may agree with me in this project. I merely suggest that if it be a medal, the words 'Head,' 'Shore,' Luid Gorham' be introduced into the in- scription. Most truly yours, C YillItO CYWIR,"
CARDIFF. MEETING OF PARISHIONERS, A rather numerous meeting of the ratepayers of the parish of St. John. the Baptist was held at the vestry-room, on Monday the 9th instant, the Rev. Thomas Stncey in the chair, who, after-, ascertaining from Mr. Ogtffaii that the notice on the church door had been duly put there, and that it was there then, said that the meeting had been legally convened for the purpose of auditing the accounts of the last year, for electing new churchwardens, and for making another rate. Mr. Churchwarden Jenkins; We have expended the whole of the rate collected last year, and are left in arrears to meet that, and also the expenses of the ensuing year, I beg to pro- pose that a fourpenny rate be made; that will enable us to pay what we now owe, and will also be sufficient to defray the whole of the expenses to this time twelve months. The Chairman Are the accounts to be audited to-day ? Air. Churchwarden Price We are not in a condition to audit the accounts to-day, and would be thankful if you will adjourn the ac urii the meeting to this day fortnight. The Chairman: Very well, it is generally adjourned for a month. Who seconds Mr. Jenkins's motion? Mr. Churchwarden Price This rate of fourpence will enable us to clear up our arrears, and will also complete the expenses of the current year, I will therefore second the motion. The motion was then put to the meeting and carried unani- mously. The Chairman then said they would proceed with the elec- tion of churchwardens, and in very complimentary terms spoke of the efficiency of the gentlemen who filled tht office last year. Notwithstanding (said he) the exaggerated animadversion that had gone abroad, no gentlemen had ever filled the office more effectually and straightforwardly. He would therefore ask Mr. Jenkins to fill the office again, and allow himself to be re- elected. Mr. Jenkins consented, and was re-elected without opposition. Mr. Thomas Evans I fully concur with all that has been said respecting the efficiency of the churchwardens for the expired year, and I do not think that the parish can do better, than. ask the other gentleman also to consent to his re-election. They' could carry out what has been began better than new or strange hands. I therefore propose that Mr. Price be also elected. Carried nem coit. After the unanimous re-election of the churchwardens,- the Chairman congratulated the parishioners on their short and: happy meeting, which was postponed to that day fortnight. A vote of thanks was given to the rev. Chairman, and the meeting separated. ST. MAlly.A meeting of the ratepayers of this panshwall held on the same day as the above. No rate, nor any business of importance transpired here, except the election of church war- dens for the ensuing year. Mr. Richards, timber merchant, and Mr. Watkins, wharf, were the gentlemen appointed to that office. f We have long understood that our Church friends them- selves admit that it is illegal to make a Church-rate for retro- spective purposes. Is that not so ? Still her churchwardens propose to make a rate to "pay what we now owe," &c. How is this ? How and why do the loyalists, par excellence, violate the law, and thus bring into contempt "the glorious constitution of this country, the envy of surrounding nations, and the wonder of the world -ED. P.] THE OPENING OP THE BETHEL CHAPEL, CARDIFF.—ON Friday, the 6th of April, a neat and commodious chapel; situated near the Bute Dock in the port of Cardiff, was opened for divine worship. The service commenced at half-past ten in the morning, when the Rev. D. L. Pugh, late of Pembroke Dock, but now of Poplar, London, read the scriptures and prayed, after which a very appropriate sermon was delivered by the'Rev T. Thomas, President of the Baptist College, Ponty- pool, from N eh. iv. 6. In the afternoon at three, the Rev. E. Williams read and prayed, and the Rev. J. James, minister of Trinity chapel, Cardiff, preached from Rom. xiv. 7. In the evening at half-past six, the Rev. T. Thomas prayed, and the Rev. Enoch Williams, M.A., preached from Psalm lviii. 3; The weather was favourable, the congregations were large, and the services were very impressive. On the following Monday a large number of well-wishers to this attempt to extend the Redeemer's interest took tea together, at the new chapel, when addresses were delivered by the chairman, Mr. L. Williams, and by Messrs. J. W. Sully, Andrews, and T. Thomas. Tha collections at the opening, including the tea party, which was furnished without expense, amounted to upwards of E50. This chapel was built with a view to the spiritual benefit of the multitude of sailors trading to this port, as well as for the advantage of the increasing population of the district in which it is located. During a period of about thirty years, meetings have been held in this port for the purpose of imparting- instruction to our seafaring men, but much inconvenience was experienced owing to the want of a proper place to meet. Now by the good hand of God upon us this difficulty is removed, and though a considerable debt is remaining upon the new chapel, we are not depressed. The prospect of usefulness is encouraging, the number of praying sailors is continually increasing, and the time is come in which our lon"ne"lected mariners discover proofs that Christians care for their" souls. May the time soon come in which our sailors, who so constantly witness the operation of Divine power in the deep waters, shall dwell upon the mysteries of redeeming love as their confidence and joy amidst their toil and danger. ATHENAEUM, AND MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.—We mentioned last week that several gentlemen had presented this institution with books amongst the others we forgot to mention that of Mr. Webber, of the Guardian, as the donor of twovolumes Captain Back's Journal, and Tour through Egypt, Southern India, &c, CAMBRIAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION. At a meeting lately held in Hereford, the Dean informed the audience that the Cambrian Archaeological Association, which held its anni- versaries last year at Carnarvon and Aberystwith, would this year do so at Cardiff. He took this opportunity of naming the fact, in the hope that he should see some of the friends of that association there.—[Meet in Cardiff!! Where? We have not a public room fit for the reception of any such body.] THE members of the Hibernian benefit club met on Monday at ten o'clock, at the Tredegar Arms, from whence they pro- ceeded to the Roman Catholic chapel for divine service. The Rev. Mr. Millea gave an appropriate discourse on the occasion. The members, with a few chosen friends, sat down at two o'clock to a comfortable and substantial dinner, which did much credit to the landlord, Mr. Williams. The venerable chairman, Joseph Davis, Esq., proposed several toasts, which were heartily responded to by all present. The Athenaeum band added much to the pleasures of the day by a display of musical talent which highly pleased all present. FATAL ACCIDENT AT BUTE DOCE.—On Saturday last, Michael- Dempsey, aged 16, an apprentice, belonging to the bark Orion, of Wexford (Capt. Peter Connor), was accidentally drowned while washing out the ship's boat. He was picked up after the lapse of twenty-five minutes, but we regret to say, life was quite extinct, The inquest was held the same day on board the vessel, before R. L. Reece, Esq., coroner, and a verdict of Accidentally drowned" returned. THE REV. LEWIS POWELL.—Our excellent friend and neigh- bour, the Rev. Lewis Powell, sent to the Bedyddiwr a Welcome to the year 1848," and again, to the same periodical, a" Welcome to the year 1849." The metres are about the simplest in tha language, and the two poems are eminently adapted for usefulness, among the common people of the country. We hope Mr. Powell' will comply with the earnest requests made to him to publish them together in a penny tract, so that some ten thousrud be found speedily in the hands and memories of our countrymen. THE smack Brothers, of Newquay, Capt. Jenkin Thomas was lost in Bardsey Sound, on Saturday night, at about nine o'clock She was laden with tin from Cardiff for Liverpool. The crew, four in number, took to the boat, and were picked up by the brig Eliza- beth, of Amlwch, which vessel towed them to Newquay, and landed them there at nine o'clock on Sunday moming..
ST. MELLOFS. BIUTISH SCHOOL.—The friends of liberal education have formed themselves into a committee to raise a British School in this vil- lage. They applied respectfully to the vicar, the Rev. Edward Jenkins, to co-operate with them, which he peremptorily re- fused, but on the condition of sending the children to church on Sunday, &c. A parish meeting was held some five or six weeks ago, and the parish unanimously agreed to place at the dis- posal of the committee the old poorhouse for this purpose Sundry repairs are being effected, and the school is to be opened M May. lhe parish officers have been honoured with a letter to the following effect from the rev. vicar ._°UREA WL £ LI To the Wardens and Overseers of St. Mellon'a. "Gentlemen,—Take notice, that whatever you do to the poor- house, you do it on your own responsibility because if I have anv power over it, depend upon it I will enforce that power. "I am, &c., (From a Correspondent.) EDWARD JENKINS." [We think it a great pity that the Rev. E. Jenkins did not live' with Bonner or Wasto time, or does not now reside nearer the meek and gentle Dr. Phillpotts as to locality. Ho certainly is out of place in one respect or the other. We are sorry for him, and being willing to believe that his malady is physical rather than moral, we give it as our opinion that a little ADE rient medicine may do him good.—ED. P. j 1
NEWPOIIT. V V TEETOTALISM.—The friends of the temperance cause, in port held their annual tea meeting at the UWnhalion Fri- day, when a great number of persons assembled to enjoy the en tertainment. At seven o'clock the Rev. Spencer, M.A., f Bath, addressed a crowded meeting on the subject, and to theevi.. dent satisfaction of the audience. The cool and collected but- clear manner of Mr. Spencer is highly pleasing. DEATH BY DROWNING.—A labouring man named John James came to aa untimely end on the,evempg( oi' Tue^nv last between ten and eleven o'clock. In coming home from hia club it apnearft that he missed the bridge that crosses the canal at the bottom of Dock-street by Union tavern, and walked right into tle canlw, from whence he was extricated a corpse. CATTLE MARKET, WEDNESDAV, APRIL II.Our market thij week was well supplied with stock, especially sheep, but salei- very slow. We noticed some fine cattle belonging to Messrs Ileen of Penycraig, Smith of Masglas, and Murphy, general dea- ler. The sheep department was unusually good COWftj and calves averaged from 1; 10 to C 12 per head. There was a good supply of pigs, but prices a shade lower. Calves were pleutiful with a steady demand. 1 v
. MERTRYIL. "
MERTRYIL. MEETING OF THE BOARD OF HIGHWAYS. The members of this board, to the number of fourteen, iaat. at the vestry-room, on the first Wednesday in April. Mr. Edward Morgan, merchant, took the chair. The clerk, Mr. Edward Lewis, read the minutes of the last: meeting, and a protracted and desultory conversation followed. respecting the parish road near Pon^yr-yn, in the lower part of the parish. It was at last determined that the members present should visit