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♦ We a I' off ° nrC c^rec^e^ to state that the important Estates and Dan y Grnig, Newton, comprising fifteen hundred acres of excellent land, with extensiv t c commons and manorial rights, will be sold Or A UCL'ON» '°TS, during the month of either July «ust, in the ensuing summer. A full descrip- Hot) in J 111 particulars will very shortly be ready. e —A meeting convened by Henry Morgan, ,Rrd"i the Mayor, was holden at the Town Hall, in(0 • 0,1 Saturday last, for the purpose of entering t()R 'l Suhseription for the relief of the poor within tw /owo, The chair was taken by the Mayor, at ilit .e 0 clock, when several resolutions were entered furtijel.Ill(-c of the object of the meeting, and a Was appointed for the purpose of soliciting e^j^'Ptions and taking such steps as might appear itij,. le,|t to them for carrying the object of the meet- s?Qu'^° 'ln,liL>diate effect. VVe understand, in con- rPp(>. "C(i of the meeting, subscriptions have been a mounting to between £ 80. and £ 90, a con- Hiitt, Portion of which has been, by the cora- c0a|tp'm°st judiciously applied, in the purchase of 8rj: 'up, bread, bftef, sheets, blankets, and sundry Dp °;s of elothin" and distributed amongst the Us poor. tity e'(.^ar1uis of Bute has lately distributed a quan- 5nj t° flannel and shoes amongst the poor of Cardiff a ^ntrissent. Nicholl, Esq. M. P. has transmitted X15 to f0r > *10 to Cowbridse, and £ >10 to Lantrissent, thp 'e t,urchase of clothing and distribution amongst Poor of these boroughs. Q TAIIONGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY, CARDIFF. 416ft"act of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly BOqrd, from Jan. 21 th to 31 J*, 1838, inclusive. JX IN-DOOR PATIENTS. I ie,"1?'llc<'by last Report 5 ^Uted since. 0 ) D" — 5 i lSc<wrged.—Cured and Relieved 2 I For Irregularity, or at their own ? Desire. 0 — 2 Remaining 3 OUT-DOOR PATIENTS. .^ned by last Report 62 Ad,»«tted since. 28 9Q 'Charged.—Curetl and Relieved 8 For Irregularity, or at their own Desire 1 — 9 Remaining 81 I medical Officers for the Week. y j'ysician—-Dr Moore; Surgeon —Mr U. W. Da vis J sitors—Rev. H L. Bloss, and Mr D. Evans, f THOMAS JAC03, House Surgeon. .# fr<Par Parliamentary report exhibits a departure "whole Iloggism" in the Radical Member for q r'nyr, worthy of public acknowledgment. Mr Wils the first and almost the only Member of House of Commons who objected to the reception '■he petition of the Glasgow cotton-spinners, be- j| it contained words disrespectful to the other j OUSe of Parliament. The words" rabble of Lords," Stly offended the aristocratic prejudices of the Hon. timber, and we trust the next time that the Humes, ja k^ders—the O'Connellsand the Warburtonsujter n ^.aage equally coarse and ten times as inexcusable, "'terference of the Hon. Member for Merthyr will j^hibited with the same good taste and patriotic "19 as in the case of the cotton spinners of Glas- ■v and their worthy delegate Mr Wakley. ^iir W. vy. Wyim last week took the oaths and his in the House of Commons. The worthy baronet 1) itifirm ttiit it was with the greatest difficulty .° Coulj make his way "tip to the table, at which it d "s requisite to appear to take the oaths. Having j. ne so he seated himself on the front ministerial !11(, while his brother, the Hon. C. W. Wynn, Sued the parliamentary roll for the worthy baronet. '"be Bishop of UundaiF has undergone a most ofSere operation on the back of his neck, on account obstinate tumour. His t-ordship has been ex- by extreme pain, but we are happy to state, the authority of his near relatives, that he is C1> better, and that a great improvement in bis |j"er.a' health is confidently anticipated. Sir B. j|r°die was the operator, assisted by Mr Ridout. Sir '!i"» attended soon after the operation, when 8o r° Wt'ru some alarming symptoms, which happily °" Save way: and, all fever having subsided, it is Ped that strength may soon be regained. jjl^^ANsEA.—We are happy to find that the very I )eral subscription entered into by the genilemen blld respectable tradesmen, of the town and neigh- v°U.r'u,(Jd, towards mitigating the sufferings and pri- C- "f the poor, during the late inclemency has I t|P||,shed a sufficient fund for the purpose of supplying i;rn witi« coal, bread, potatoes, and some with '"°r ^'ie week. Too much thanks cannot f f'Ve" to those gentlemen, who so kindly set on <j such » subscription, ILtitl for their ready assistance y after diiv, in the distribution of the different tides to the deserving poor. tVo understand the ^^ubseribed, already amounts to upwards of ^wiNSEA.—The intention of Mr Farndell to visit jj, i ,,L>igi)bourhood will, we feel assured, be truly accept e those ladies and gentlemen wiio wish to avail Q-,Iti of his serviet s. He received his musical eduo tOII under the immediate patronage of their late in 'ties George the T nird and Fourth also coinbin- b(^[d ('°u^'e advantage in the science by teaching th VOCAL and INSTRUMENTAL. C^'OHTANT DISCOVERY.—We understand that Mr j, a''es Borrows, mason, of St. Austell, after study- d- "ian-v yc'ars the best method of destroying the to coa' mines, which have proved so fatal thousands of human beings, has at length suc- in constructing a machine which will effectu- hi</ destr°y them, and enable the miner to prosecute jai w°rk with the aid of a lighted candle,, without ^'ton covering, in perfect safety.— IVest TRADE.—Within the last month an importa- wliit,ij will surprise our readers in the neighbour- of the Iron-works, has been made to the Port of hl ndon, viz-a cargo of iron, technically called made at Madras with native ore, and contin- Wj "t^riaJs. An importation of iron from .Madras! ut new marvel in commercial enterprize will e Ipse 0 Williams of Aberdare, was rabbit-shooting, Vst ^,US(i!,y 'as'» Rt Tyneweth, in the parish of I 'tradyvodwg, accompanied by a favourite terrier, 3ti m ^ox' l,le disisovered a fine wild badger, in °ut • ^°a' 'eve'- *"ox immediately draggetl him K • °| bis cave, when a severe battle ensuet), which StCl about three hours. At length Mr Williams, Hf) Ce'v''ig that poor Fox was nearly exhausted, put «tii i ^'l0 co"test by shoot iug the badger. The of ,nal measured, from the end of his tail to the tip nope. thiee feet two inches, and his body was to J y*e'^bt inches in circumference. It is supposed e the largest ever seen in the Principality. GLAMORGANSHIRE LAWYER OF THE OLDEN C .-Da v id J en kin, the honest Welsh judge P'es 'in'tate such safe and praiseworthy exaiu- H fired up with all the natural impetuosity of the ai,n.ur £ iUls^'re 'a wyer, whenever he heard ol any of In !lrbitrary proceedings of the Commons, denounc- 'em as contrary to all law. His courage seems Co ,lv.e equalled his zeal, for when the Commons had *w'tted him to the Tower, transferred him to }Juu »ate> and thence brought him to the bar of the gtu S| 011 a charge of treason, nothing daunted, he ^niMi 111 ''is defence—absolutely refused to their presence, and when urged by the house, lCve0lll,lU'1' them, in a rage as a den of thieves." &ubi"' W.'a!" the house by a way of reducing him to carr'1^8'0- threatened to hang him, his imagination H0 i instantly to tiie gallows, but infused then^r°r' '°to '1'S "itrepid spirit. 1 will suffer ar,n' lle exclaimed, with -the Bible under one Co anc* Magna Clnrta under the other." The florageou" zeal of this honest Welshman could Th& U,^ bispiro his juilges with feelings of respect. e0(l/ 'd not put their threats into execution, but pfiso'1'^1' themselves with re-cominitting him to but "ere he remained until I(55(). There exist „ *»nty H»«terials for any detail of his life, lie •• "el)SO'» Glamorganshire; was •tofcinh at lidmund Hall, in Oxford, and was a jud» Gr.iy's Inn he eventually became a Welsh SII ge, and died on the Otii of December. 1003, in the in hi^ear ^s a"e* was a Person of great ability Oen 8 Profession Noy and Banks, when Attorney hi, nrals, Let, seeking his advice. Wood describes he |j'^S ."ai heart of oak." He died, it appears, as tioi,3 Preat-'hing with his last breath to his rela- ^'aiesT 'bose who were about him, loyal tj o his John. "1 all(1 °bedienc(! to the laws of the laud."— nt0n L'fe °f Sir Edward Coke. 7- THE LANBLETHIAN HARRIERS WILL MEET ON I Monday, Feb. 5, at Laudew. Wednesday 7. at Golden Mile. Friday ——" 9, at St. Mary's Church Athaif-pastten. We insert the fallowing by wjiy of caution:—On Friday evening the steam-boiler at the Healy Wood works, near Blackburn, burst, in consequence of the feeding pipe being frozen; two men attending the engines were killed on the spot, and the life of ano- ther man is despaired of. Oil Monday week the steam-boiler attached to Mr Carter's manufactory, at Darlaston, exploded with great violence, falling and rebounding in its descent upon several houses, which sustained considerable injury. Three of Mr Carter's shops were blown down, and so great was the con- cussion that most of the houses in the place were shaken. The accident is attributed to the intense frost, which had frozen down the safety valve. "# GI,AIIOI,I('.ANS' I III I,, A GIII CULTUR A L REPORT. FEB. i.ri,L, severity of the weather during the past mouth has not been equalled for many years. In a situation not particularly exposed, and only one hundred feet above the level of the sea, the average temperature of the whole month is only 31° 4-10, which is 10° G-10 below the average temperature of January in latitude 51°. During the nigiit of the lyth, the thermometer receded to 13°. In the same situation the greatest depression during the last 23 yewrs was iu January, 1S29, when it registered 17', The temperature of January for the last four years in the same place averaged 4IQ. The labouring classes have experienced some pri- vations from the severity of the weather which suspended many public works. The navigation of the canal having been also stopped for near three weeks,, those engaged along the line have been unemployed. The applications to the Boards of Guardians were, consequently, rather numerous; these were met by offers of employment in breaking stones at a reduced price, and also by the adoption of that excellent pro- vision in the New Poor Law, namely, "loans" of small sums, to be repaid again by attaching their wages, many of the applicants acknowledging that when employed they earned 18s. and 20s. a week. For farming operations the recent frost has beeu seasonable in affording greater facilities for the re- moval of manure; it will be found beneficial in mellowing the winter fallow, and in the destruction of slugs, &c., in the soil. 011 the other hand, the absence of snow in this country left the young wheats fully exposed to the intensity of the frost, and they present. in general, a base appearance, and we expect to find a portion of the plants destroyed. An increased con- sumption of fodder has likewise taken place, and before May the stock of hay will bo found deficient. The common turnips have been seriously affected by the frost, and the largest sized will soon rot. The great advantage of storing the Swedes was never more manifest: during the whole month these have been soft and mellow, while all the turnips exposed were so firmly frozen, that neither sheep or cattle could consume them, besides the impossibility of separating them from the ground. v. ENGLYNION AR BRIODAS W. WILLIAMS, YSWAIN, 0 ABERPERGWM. 0 clywch sain y clych swynawl,—i'r awyr, Fal gorhoian wladawl; las gwiwnwyf sy'n eseynawl, Ar lyg a lien mae gwen gwawl. Priododd (neud purydyw ?)-ein difalch Bendetig diledryw, Sef Gwilym Glyn Nedd heddyw, A'r Rian fwyn, oreu'n fyw. Bob awr boed lies mawr i ferch Smith,*—hoewgain Gymreiges ddi-ragrith 0 Dduw dad, o'th rad ymhob rliith, 1'1' Femdwf dyro fendith. Glain yw i ardal Glyn Nedd,—a'i ffriw'n haul I'r dylfryn lioew. glwyswedd Naws y gwir sy'n nhes ei gwedd D Llw-o'i rhaii --da ei rhinwedd •Da f&gwyd pendefigion-o'r Pergwm, Gwyr purgoeth tra cliyfiion Gwyr hy yinhlith goreuon Ein gwlad gwyr difrad ar don. Dewr cu bryd mewn brwydr, o'u bron:—yroeddyut Feib rliyddid o galon, A u clod ar led dr .vy gred gron Glywiiid o. ddynt i'r glewio. Ilanu o Gollwynf hynod,—a lestyn, !a<r aatud gun eurglod V gair o nerth y gwr nod Nawddfael ymliob Eisteddfod. Trwy iesin ystod traserch,—o'm cnaid Dymunwn, i'w annerch, Hygar sain ch IVeg eiriau serch; A gwynfyd, iddei geinferch. Iddynt boed plant rhinweddawl,—rhai anwyl l' .v rhieni buddiawl Merchaid mad, tra serchiadawl, A meib yn feirdd heirdd eu hawl. Nyddesitein cynghaneddion,—eres gerdd, Fal Rhys voch,t wyr Einion, Yn gywraint fuirdd braint, 0'(\ bron, ° hwyl a lies hil Lleision. Rhag einhrwysg treiiwyr gortlirwm,—cwrr diangc, I'r divvyd yw'r Pergwm, Llys cyssar, rhag cur, drwv'r Cwm, I'r hen aethlyd wyr noethlwm. "ol liir ooj, ddi locs, drwy lo.sawl—fwyniant, Yn fonedd daearawl, Derbyn, O Ddu v gwyn i'r gwawl Uifcth, y ddeuddyn dwyfawl. SION BLAEN Y CWM. (Dryw Bach,) ncu Mr It. Williams, Aberdare. Merch Major Smith, or Castellau, gerllaw Llan- trisant, yw Mrs Williams. t Collwyn oelld tad Einion, a'r cyntaf o'r llwj'th a anneddodd ym M organwg. t Khoddir ach Rhys Goch fll hyn, Rhys Goch. ap Riccert, ap Einion, ap Collwyn. ): r oedd Einion ap Collwyn, yn briod a merch lestyn ap Gwrgant; Bu Dafydd ap Gwilyin yn cynnal cadair yn Llanfaglan, gcilla .v Aberafaii, yn nhy ei berthynas Icuan ap Lleision. Wyr i'r leuan ap Lleision yma oedd leuan ap Gethin ap Icuan, ap Lleision, ac yr oedd ef hefyd yn Fardd ac hanesydd clodfawr, oddeutu'r flwyddyn 1430. Priododd un oddisgvnyddion teulu Raglan ac Aberafan. (pa rhai oeddyntyn dyfod lin-o-lin o Caradoc ap Icstyn, yr hwn a gafodd y cyfoeth l'hllg Nedd ac Afan, yn dy- wj^ogaeth iildo, pan gormeswyd Morganwg gau y Nor- maniaid,) ag etifeddes Aberperg>vm g.velir oddiwrth yr achauuchod fod Mr Williams, o Aberpergwiu, yn disgyn o lestyn ac Einion. MERTHYR. MEETING AT MERTHYR FOR THE APPOINT- MENT OF A STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE, AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LOCAL COURT FOR THE RECOVERY OF SMALL DEBTS. In pursuance of a noti c from the chief constable of Merthyr, a meeting was held at the vestry-room of the parish oil Wednesday last, and was numerously attended. Amongst the most influential persons pre- sent were the Member for the borough Bruce Pryce, Esq.; Mr Crawshay and Mr Crawshay, jun.; Mr A. Hill; Mr Fothergill Mr Meyrick; Mr Morgan, of Gadlys; Mr Williams, of Garth Hall Mr II. Scale Mr Russell; MrOverton; Mr James; Mr D. James; inir Porkitis, &c., &e. The object of the meeting as announced by the bill was, For the purpose of taking into consideration the expediency of obtaining an Act of Parliament for appointing a Stipendiary Magistrate for the several parishes of Merth vr, Aberdare, Gellygaer, qnd Vaynor And also, for establ ishing a Court for the Recovery of Debts, not exceeding a sum to be fixed upon, within the same parishes. And for Assessing the several Blast Furnaces within the parishes of Merthyr, Aber- dare, and Geliygaer; and also the Rateable Property within those parishes, as well as the parish of Vaynor; and of levying, by and out of the poor's rate, sucii sum as may be deemed necessary for defraying the salary of such Magistrate, who shall be a barrister of at least five years standTrig aud who, it is proposed, shall preside over the Court." Mr CRAWSHAY proposed that the Chief Constable do take the ehnir on which Mr Meyrick stated that that officer was unable to attend through a severe domestic calamity; upon which, Mr Guest having entered the room, was voted into the chair, an ap- pointment which he accepted—on protest, premising tuat lie did not pledge himself in any way as to the part which he should have taken in the discussion of the projMjsed bill. Tne chairman being seated, and having read the notice, called upon any gentleman who might be disposed to address the meeting, to deliver his sentiments. Mr CRAW-HAY enquired if the chief constable had taken the necessary measures to circulate the notice of the meeting among the workmen, as, in hisopinion, they were parties materially interested in one portion v of the proposed measure. It was answered, (the cnief constable not being present) that handbills had been generally posted, and that the meeting had Leen advertised in the Merthyr Paper.. Mr A. HILL moved tliat a letter from the Marquis of Bute, to tho chief constable, in reference to the meeting,be read— which was done as follows. Luton Hoo, 2ud Jan. 1838. SIR,-Ill consequence of my communications with various parties connected with Merthyr Tydfil and the neighbourhood, a Bill has been prepared uniting the establishment of a Court for the Recovery of Small Debts with the appointment of a Stipendiary Magistrate for Merthyr Tydfil, who is to be the Judge of the Small Debt Court. I have directed Mr E. P. Richards to for- ward the Bill to you, and I have to request that you will on receiving it, without loss of tine, call together a Public Meeting of all parlies concerned, in order to take the Bill inte consideration. It is proposed to raise the sums necessary for carrying this measure into cffect in the same manner as by the temporary Act of 1829 the Bill, therefore, cannot be carried through without the previous assent of the parties to be rated but I do not think it proper that it should even be introduced into Parliament without obtaining their assent in a public meeting, as I have above requested. On the other hand I hope it will be understood that all parties should consider themselves hound by the assent which may be given at this public meeting to the Bill, unless they then express their dissent to it, otherwise a heavy ex- pense may be unnecessarily incurred. Mr E. P. Richards gave the Parliamentary notices at my request, in November last. I beg vou will communicate this letter to the meeting, and show it also to every person concerned, who may enquire of you on the subject. I am, Sir, Your very faithful and obedient servant, BUTE. To the High Constable', Merthyr Tydfil. Mr D. JAMES said, that as it had been hinted in the paper, as well as in other quarters, that he had a principal hand in preparing the proposed Bill, he begged the meeting would hear him state the part which he had taken in it. In consequence of being appointed in conjunction with Mr Powell, at a public meeting, a Committee to confer with the Lord Lieutenant and the Ironmasters, with respect to the Bill in question, they proceeded to London, and waited first on Mr Guest, and he, (Mr James,) under- I stood that Mr Guest, had considered such a measure under proper restrictions, might he beneficial to the place, He then waited on Mr Crawshay, who stated that lie could not give him an immediate answer, but would take the subject into consideration, and that at a second interview, Mr C. thought that the office of a Judge of a Court for the recovery of small debts, presided over by a cool headed Barrister might not be objectionable, but at the same time, he protested against the separate rating of the furnaces towards the stipend to' be paid. They then waited upon Mr Richard Hill, who stated that he had a decided ob- jection to the principle of the Bill in all its points, but that lie should not object to the appointment of'a Stipendiary Magistrate, unconnected with the other oftke, The Lord Lieutenant informed him (Mr J.) that he had brought-in such a Boll for all Scotland, and there was every prospect of its working most bene- ficially. So far from having nuv interested motives in the Bill, he (Mr J.) should go farther than simply to propose that no one connected with Merthyr and its inhabitants be eligible to the appointment, for he would even object to anyone connected with the County of Glamorgan being appointed under it. Mr CRAWSHAY, in explanation, stated that if Mr James would recollect, his answer to him had been, that if a measure as he (Mr C.) thenXinderstood was in agitation, for the appointment of such local courts throughout the whole of England, he (Mr C.) could have no objection that Merthyr, should be merged in sueh an enactment, but that he never meant to give his consent to the establishment of a distinct court for this place. Mr D. JAMFS said he would take that opportunity of thanking Mr Guest, and the other gentlemen, with whom he had conferred for the courteous manner in which they had received him on that occasion. Mr A. HILL stated, that in the few observations he had to make, he should confine himself strictly to the Bill itself, and to the Lord Lieutenant's comments upon it. As, therefore.it was understood, that it was based upon the Bill of 1829, and, that if those who had voluntarily contributed towu-tis the machinery of that Bill, would, by dissenting to do the same on the present occasion, render the present Bill of no avail, he pronounced at once his unqualified dissent to the Bill, as at present proposed, and requested the Chairman to record such dissent, and respectfully to convey his sentiments to the Lord Lieutenant. Mr A. Hit! added, that he represented other parties besides himself. Mr CRAWSHAY said, that he fully concurred in all that had fat ten from the last speaker. Mr MEYRICK said, that as a Rate-payer of the parish of Vaynor, he objected to that parish being called upon to contribute any proportion towards the proposed measure. Thc Bill would therefore have his decided opposition. Mr CHRISTOPHER JAMES then addressed himself to Mr Crawshay and to Mr A. Hill, and enquired whether their objection to the present Bill rested i on the distinct rat ing of the furnaecs, or whether they objected to it altogether. Mr A. HILL replied, that he did not feel himself obliged to answer such a question further than to say, that a Bill for the Recovery of Small Debts, at Mcr thyr, would have his unqualified disapprobation. After some further desultory conversation, the Chairman interfered, and said that lie could not sit there to (War speeches unless some distinct proposi- tion or resolution was founded upon them, and ap parently in displeasure quitted the Chair for a short period, but which, his better judgment allowed him almost immediate'y to resume. Mr BRUCE PUYCE stated, that if the Chairman was about to close the meeting for want of a Resolution, he had some observations to make, and rather than be precluded from stating his objection to the object of the present meeting, he would prepare a resolution by which those observations should be followed, He found in one of the early clauses of the Draft Bill, that the extra Magistrate was to be appointed 11 to- cause a sufficient number of Magistrates cannot be found to execute their office with such efficiency as the good Govern- ment of the inhabitants and the protection of their proper- ties rclitire. Mr Bruce Pryce stated that the parish of Aberdare did not come within the objects of such a clause and therefore should not in justice be taxed to pay the salary of such additional Magistrate. He tl considered that the annexing the office of a Judge for therecovery of small debts-to that of a Justice of the Peace, was an impolitic measure. That the penal inflictions which the Magistrate was, in the perform- ance of his duty, often bound to award, would render him sufficiently unpopular without the odium which iho frequent execution under distress would superadd. The times had arisen and might again arise, when the popularity of the Magistrate might be very con- ducive to the preservation of the pence 0f the place; was it then wise to attach to his Magisterial duties those which had a natural tendency to render him an object of dislike to the people. tl(-. therefore conceived the present Bill would be prejudicial to the best interests of the place. Mr FOTHERGILL said that if Mr Bruce Pryce would embody his observations in a resolution, he should be happy to second it, as the sentiments expressed by Mr Bruce Pryce had his full concurrence. Whilst Mr Bruce Pryce was writing his proposed Resolution, Mr PERKINS rose and said—That he had a Resolution to propose, wh\-h, perhaps, might super- sede the necessity of that which Mr Bruce Pryce was about to bring forward. He then observed that ho and those who acted with him, had hitherto supposed that the measure now submitted to the meeting had the sanction, not only of Mr Crawshay, but of Mr A. Iliil, and Mr Bruce also; but finding, to his astonish- ment, that such was not the case, he should propose that the meeting be ndjoLJrnedsine die. Mr A. IlILL asked Mr Perkins from what authority he derived his information that he (Mr Hill) was in favour of the proposed measure, to which— Mr PERKINS replied that he had no distinct authority, but it was so generally reported. Mr A. HILL replied that the Lord Lieutenant was' in possession of his written sentiments upon the subject, and that in all his communications with that Noble- man he had expressed his decided objection to the Bill, and more particularly to the appointment of a Court of Requests, as most injurious to the welfare of the workmen. [This expression was received by a large body of persons in the room, workmen and others, with the most decided manifestations of approbation.] Mr CHRISTOPHER JAMES differed from Mr Hill,—and said that he had known Merthyr for tiie greater part of his life, was well acquainted with the sentiments of many of the workmen, and that he considered the Court of Requests to be decidedly favourable to them and that they themselves were favourable to such a mea- sure. [The expression of popular dissent to this asser- tion was given in a way that could not be misunder- stood, if hisses and groans have any meaning.] The CHAIRMAN then rose and said that ho was placed in a situation that was most painful to him, for something had been said in that room which he was compelled to contradict, and the result would either be that the person who had so expressed himself "lust have forgotten what he had formerly said upon the oc- casion, or he (the Chairman) had been misled by wrong information In a communication with the Lord Lieu- tenant he (the Chairman) understood that Mr Hill had. w Ithdra wn his opposition to the proposed measure. Mr A. tiiLL. A,, I Mr Hill?'' The CHAIRMAN admitted that Mr Richard Hill might have been the person alluded to by his Lord- ship. } Mr A. HILL then stated tint whatever might have taken place between the Lord Lieutenant and his brother on the subject in question, such conversation had never been reported to him. He then read a cor- respondence which had passed between the Marquis and himself, in which it was clearly manifest that his (Mr A. Hitrs) opposition to the Bill from first to last had been as consistent as it was decided. Mr CRAWSHAY then submitted the following Reso- lution to the meeting 11 That th Bill presouted to this meeting by the Chief Constable is Ili objectionable, and that the Chairman be requested to inform the Lord Lieutenant in the most respectful terms, that such Resolution was adopted by the meeting." Mr A. Hill, and Mr Bruce Pryce, both rose at the same time to second the Resolution the latter having caught the chairman's eye, was recorded as the seconder. The question was put in English and Welsh to the meeting, and was carried unanimously. Mr DAVID JAMRS hoped that if an unanimous vote were recorded, the would explain to the Marquis of Bute that the whole merits of the Dill, had not been fully discussed. Tho CHAIRMAN could not consent to travel out of the regular duties of his office, but he would transmit the proceedings of tlie Meeting as they occurred, to his Lordship. When tne Chairman Ind left the chair, he stated that if he had not been in the situation which he had then occupied he should have expressed sentiments to the meeting in accordance with those which had been given that day by Mr Crawshay, Mr A. Hill, and others After a vote of thanks to the Chairman, proposed by Mr A. HILL, and carried unanimously, tho meeting was dissolved. [It will be manifest from the foregoing report, that although the Draft Bill submitted to the meeting did not receive its approbation, the ironmasters were not unfavourable to the principle of a Stipendiary Magis- trate, though they objected to the proposed method of paying his salary. That part of the Bill which pro- vided a local court for the recovery of small debts met with but few supporters. It is but an act of common justice to the Lord Lieutenant to state, that the part taken by his Lordship was acknowledged by all to have proceeded only from his earnest desire to pre- serve the peace of the district, and to promote what might be considered most conducive to that end.] (From a Correspoiident.)-A gentleman of Merthyr has, from compassion to the poor of the neighbour- hood, who suffer from the inciemen y of the weather and the sickness which generally prevallti) left a sove- reign xi-ith the Clergy of the parish to be at their dis- posal for the relief of the distressed. It is hoped that his example will be followed by the wealthy .inhabit- ants of the place, or that it will be the means of in- ducing some of tho loading gentry to canvass the town for the aforesaid humane purpose.—[We think the inhabitants of Merthyr would do well tb imitate the example of Swansea and Cardiff, as recorded in this day's paper.-Ed. G. & G.] We greatly regret to state that the small pox con- tinues its ravages among the poorer population of Merthyr and its immediate neighbourhood, if possible, with increased virulenco. It is much to be lamented that all medical recommendations fur the immediate vaccination of children, yet uninfected, are not only disregarded, but opposed under the mistaken impres- sion that the children will have to contend with two diseases instead of one. Wo would entreat those who have influence with the working classes to exert it in disabusing them of an error so fatal to their offspring, nnd so instrumental in keeping alive this dreadful scourge. To reason with mothers upon the subject, we fear, will be of no avail; the weight of disinterested testimony must be given to the fact, that both disorders cannot co-exist- that vaccination and small pox are antagonist diseases and that the former is the stronger, however comparatively innocent in its effects. In opening a grave, In which the late Mr Thomas James, of the Wern, was interred on Thursday last, a gold wedding-ring was fou:id, in a perfect state. We are informed that, 36 years ago, a daughter of Mr James who was on the point of marriage, was buried in this grave; but, previously to her inter- ment, the young man to whom she was betrothed caused the ring to be placed in the coffin. TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIKTY.—Tho members of this philanthropic society were highly. gratified on Tuesday evening last by th delivery of two very able Lectures, by Mr Morgan, of Cardiff, and Mr Grubb, of Preston, at Pontinorlais Chapel, in this town. The audience was large aud respectable, and, apparently, well pleased with the arguments brought forward, and the facts stated by the respective speakers. Upwards of twenty joined the 3ociety at the con- clusion. We understand that the establishment of Tempe- rance Societies in Merthyr and the neighbourhood has materially affected the consumption of beer, and, as a necessary consequence, the manufacture of malt. The total abstinent" votaries mistake, we think, the reverse of wrong for right..1# is the abuse qf God's good gifts that we deprecate; and he who cries no meat, because of gi tittony- no beer, because of drunk- enness—dishonours the bestower of blessings which were meant for the use and service of man. It is also a iuciiiieliolyrefle(-tioii that men can be restrained by a voluntary vow frbtii a vice against which the law of God has proclaimed its heaviest displeasure, that the Bible should be less regarded than the enrolment of a name on the records of a Temlwrance Society, and that Christian principles should be less operative than a declaration of abstinence. But it has been ever thus. The Pagans followed a false religion with a zeal and sincerity 'that shamed the worshippers of the true. And the children of this world arc in their generation wiser than the children of light. #1-1_ MERTHYR POLICE. [Before WM. THOMAS, Esq) x David Hughes, founder, and William Griffiths, filler, at the Rhyinney lion Works, were committed to Cardiff House of Correction for one calendar month, for abseiitiug themselves from their work without leave. .## The following are Returns made to an order of the House of Commons. No. I. The number of Elec- tors registered in the borough of Merthyr Tydril for JSSSand 1837 and, No. 2. The number of Elec- tors who actually voted at the last Election No. 1. No. 2. Qualification. Registered Voted at the 1836. 1837. last Election. Houses 223 173 Beer Houses 104 102 Shops. 81 66 Public Houses. 35 32 Houses aud Shops 35 28 Farms 35 33 Inns 26 19 Houses and Gardens. 17 13 Houses and Lands. 16 14 Houses and Workshop.. 3 House, Shop, and Beer- house ] j Skinner's Yard J "Varehouse 1 Brewery 1 1 Canal Yard. 1 2 Mill I Pottery House 1 1 Registered 582 voted 485 CERDD ARWEST,I'R GAUAF. [OV Saesneg—gwel MERTHYR GUARDIAN, Ion. 20,1838.] Ffwrdd a'r Gauaf swrth ei wala, Grwbach cas heb un awr 'smala :— •Och! a'r gwlaw a'r eira'n rhwymo, Beth a bair i'r galon dvyino 7- Crwn o geraint tra mynwesog, Jlenaf o'n cymdeithion gwreseg, A chyfeillion-Iu caredig, Fat carenuydd dewisiedig,— Rhosp y rhai'n, a'u swyn cyssefin, Gwnant y Gauaf yn Fehefin. Beth a ladd y Gauaf aethlawn 7- Pob peth disglair. poh peth maethlawn Cerddi hen, dros fyth heb dretilio,- Chwerthin awchus,—serch yn heulio,- Chwajau brywys,—terydd Awen,— Froedgamp chwai, a'r noson lawen Ar est,—dawn,—a'r gwin di-afai- Serch wrth dan,—a'r isel lafar,- Hoen.-dierrifwch, yn blethedig, Gwnant chweg Fai o'r hin rewedig. AB IOLO, Cyfieithydd. CYFIEITHAD ARALL. "V tmuth, Auaf oer o chwerw, Nid yn llawcn nac yn feddw; Mewn gwlaw ac cira hyfryd yw, Oil! bcth a lonna'r galon friw ? Hen ac ieuaingc, geraint Hon, Hen ffryns o'r liena 'n wych eu bron, Hen ffryns caredig yma sy Ynghyd fel ceraint anwyl, cu,- Y rhai'n i gyd yn llawen sy Yn canu 'maes y Gauaf du. Betli a ladd 'r hen bendrwm un ?— Dim ond haul a melus win,- Hen ganiadaU fyddo'n llawn 0 (Tyddlon serch, yn llawen lawn, Y rhai'n mewn gwir, hyfrydwch fydd, A bywiog ddawns pan ddarffo'r dydd, Mewn miwsig lion, a diod fwyn,- A gyltry serch i dweyd ei cliwyn,— Liawenydd nad yw byth yn glaf, Wna'r U auaf du i fod yn h;xf. J. H.

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