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(31anto¡:t¡n\ítt. -0- FILAMORTRIANSNIKT; AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFMMAIIY AMJ I)ISI";NIA IIY, CAUDI* F. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the JVceMtj Board, from Feb. 11 th to 2:Mh, 1838, inclusive. IN-DOOIt PATIENTS. Rem,lined by last Report. 3 Admitted since 0 3 OUT-BOOR PATIENTS. (t"I11"iiH"j by last Report. 9") Admitted since 10 -]05 Discharged. —Cured and Relieved 4 For Irregularity, or at their own Desire 1 — 5 Remaining 100 Medical Officers for the Week. Physician — Dr IWoore; A,lr Lewis; Visitors—Rev. M L. Bloss, and Mr D. Evans. THOMAS JACOB, House Surgeon. .I'ø. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTH- SflIRg INFIRMARY. Thc first Annual Meeting,of the, subscribers, was holden at Cardiff, in January last, and the Report of the committee having been recently published, we have much pleasure in laying it before our i-etclers- The statement of the receipts and expenditure, during the past year, was on the whole most satisfactory, though there appeared a balance of tl79. 5s. 51. due to the Treasurer. The subscriptions towards furnishing the buildings amounted to ti2i 10s. I ld. REPORT.- "The Rprort which the Committee of this Institu- tion think it their duty to submit of their proceedings during the past year is necessarily a short one, as it is limitpd to a statement of the progress and present condition of the Establishment, and to a merc outlille of the measures they have judged it right to adopt for carrying into effect.tho benevolent purposes of the Subscribers. Their earliest attention was directed to the adop- tion of a body of Rules, for the government of the Committee at tneir Meetings, hy which they have endeavoured to bring all the particulars of the house, 1);Il'ti(!LII;IrS Of tilu IJOUS(', both medical and domestic, under regular periodical inspection. They venture to hope that they have secured due regularity in the admission of Patients, and some controul over the details of the expenditure for the maintenance of the Establishment; though they cannot profess that a more economical and satis- factory management may not yet be attained without prejudice to the inmates. They have likewise been assisted by Dr Moore in the formation of Rules for the conduct of In-Patients and Out-Patients and on the suggestion of the Medical Staff of the Institution, have established a dietary, which secures to the Pa- tients every thing that is consistent with their well doing. Tho Committee haye provided for the house the services of a nurse, a porter, and a housemaid. They have authorised the levelling and laying out of the ground in front of the building, and the appor- tioning of a part of the ground behind to the purposes ol a Kitchen Garden lor the use of the establishment in general. They have been induced, likewise, to make a small outlay in shrubs anil evergreens for the decoration of the ground near the house. And they bog to notice with much tliankiulness a very libera! contribution by Mr Tinims, of the Cathnys Nursery Gardens, of a considerable number of well-selected forest and ornamental trees and evergreens, which he has handsomely presented to the Institution, and most judiciously planted under his own inspection, and at his sole expcnce. ri>u Committee appointed a Sub-Committee for the purpose of uuiushiug the House Surgeon's apart- ments, and such other rooms in the lnfifiwirv, as with the approval of the medical gentlemen were deemed necessary, preparatory to the opening of the Institu- tion for the reception of Patients; and they are happy to bear testimony to the discreet and eilicient manner in which this important dllty has been effected by them. for ten men Patients, and ten women Patients, and for the resident establishment, at a cost not exceeding 112st, The Committee have next to direct attention to the alte red pecuniary circumstances of the Institutloll siucc the original Meeting in January last, onucwl Ly the munificent overtures of its benevolent. Vice-Patron, Daniel Jones, Esq. That gentleman in March last proposed to add a'sufficient sum to the contributions he had before made towards the IlIstitution to make up the full sum of £ 3,550. which was the cost of the building of the (ulirmary; and that all other sums subscribed should be formed into one general fund, and placed at interest towards the Support of the In- stitution, on consideration tli,,ittlie [;ifji-iiiiryslioul.1 i),, acknowledged tu hare been built at his hwnexpcllse; which liberal proposal was gratefully accepted and confirmed at a Genera! Special Meeting ol the Sub- scribers called on the occasion. Tiiey have ordered a tablet recording this noble act to be prepared and affixed in some conspicuous place to the liont of the bui'ding, under the direction of Mr Haycock, the architect. III of the lamented demise of T. n. Guest, Esq, one of the trustees of the Institution, J. of was appointed Trustee in his stead, at the Special General Meeting before referred to. U It will appear by the annexed statement that the Institution has overdra svn its account with the Trea- surer to the amount of X170. 15S. 5d. The Com- mittee beg to call the serious attention of the members and others to this very unsatisfactory cir- cumstancc; and although they are aware that many expenses have been incurred, (far beyond the amount of the separate fund that was raised exclusively for furnishing the house,) which cannot be expected to arise again, yet they earnestly recommend to public consideration the total inadequacy 01 the existing annual subscriptions and dividends to the maintenance of such appointments as the capacity of the budding and the necessities of the sick poor would naturally encourage them to make. The Committee make those observations in reference to this important fact in full f-eliauce upon the ever ready sympathies of such a town and neighbourhood, as they have here the honour to serve, for ensuring the stability at least, if not for considerably enlarging the sp.iere, of this in- strument of benevolence and utility. "They lament on every account the, secession of one of the earliest and most liberal and active pro- moters of the Institution, the Hon. W. B. f}i-ey,— whom afflicting circumstances, which they all deeply deplore, iiive removed from the county. He was pleased to announce his withdrawal iu that kind and gracious manner for which he is distinguished, and to accompany his communication with a donation of £ 20 and expressions of his sincere wishes for the per- manent prosperity of the Institution. They venture to record their best acknowledgements of these in- stances of his favour, in -is they well know, with the unanimous sense entertained of them by the general body of Subscribers. Too Committee a?e IlQt aware of any other mat- ters, though there are several which they might men- tion of minor interest, which will justify them in taxing at greater length the time of the Meeting. Thpy eonfidcntly commit the undertaking to the anxious care ofa benevolent public, with the expres- sion of their own earnest concern for its welfare, and of their conviction that, under God, such welfare will be best advanced by a continuance of the active per- sonal serviced of a Committee ready to promote its interests in every practicable way, as well by indi- vidual efforts to procure an increase of subscriptions, as by a vigilant attention to the expenditure of the income, the administration of which is committed to their sole controul. '# CARDIFF SIVINCS' lik'(K.-Py tlil, Aiiiluil Ae- count lately published, it appears that the sum of 10s. 81. is now standing to the credit of this institurion iu the books of the commissioners for the reduction of the national debt. Tlie number of depositors is SIS, and investments to the amount of nearly £ 7000 haye been made by 1:3 charitable and by 38 l'i lei) (IIY societies. COMMITTED TO CARDIFF GAOL AND HOUSE OF CoaiiEcnov, loth FPDHDAUY, by H. Morgan, Esq., for absenting himself from the schooner, Thomas Crisp, after entering into an agree- lIIen to servo onboard the said ship,-Thirty days' hard labour. Votil.-I,ilulii,-Is Hedges, by James Evans, Clerk, for stealing a certain piece of wood, the property of John lloiufrny, b,sq it Liiv,,ii)e, otic month's imprisonment, or pay el. 7s., penalty and costs. We arc happy to find that the Rev. W. IT. Norris, one the prebendaries of is rapidly recovering from his late most serious accident, and has resumed his official duties, at South Hackney, where he resides. He preached in that church, on the lltli instant, on occasion of the Queen's letter for the National School Society, and his address proved so eilicient that upvyaids of XlOO was collected. Of the three Sheriffs nominated for this county,we are likely to have none: at least for the Spring Sessions. Mr Edwards Vaughnn, and Air Lucas have claimed, and obtained, exemption, as oflieers in tho Militia and we understand that Mr Jones, of Foninon Castle, has also been excused for the present, on account of the very short period he had for preparation, and that tile Privy Council have re- quested Mr Gwyn (the late Sheriff) to act., till a sub- stitute is appointed. The bulk of the late Sir Charles Saxton's property, together with the estates in Berkshire and Oxford shire, go to the family of Rear-Admiral Oliver, who married the only surviving sister of Sir Cliiries, but the Baronetcy becomes extinct. Sir Charles was first cousin to Mrs Morgan, of T,Ill(lougli Castle, to Iti-s Smith, of Castella, in this county. I Richard Biakemore, Esq M.P., has most muni- ficently forwarded the benevolent objects of the com- mittee for tho relief of the poor, iu Monmouth, by placing at their disposal 11 cwt. of bacon for sale among the poor at a very reduced price. Coal and bread have a'so been liberally distributed; and the work of charity is still actfvely progressing. W. trust the example, both of the Committee, and of Mr Blakeinore, may have a good effect in other places; as the poor may yet have much need of such assis- tances before more settled and genial weather arrives. Such was the depth of the snow on Sunday last, that several clergymen were actually unable, after desperate, efforts, to get to their churches, many of which jvere unserved. Contrarv to former falls, the present appeared to be deepest towards the sea and the lanes between the high mail road and the coast were, for the most part, choked to the hedge-tops. This reminds us ofa curate who was called to account by his Bishop for not serving his church Ofl a certain Sunday, the weather being dreadful. The curate was a little peppery, and the more so, because he had made tremendous efforts to get to his post. u My Lord," said 1)(-, tile d—1 himself could not have got there. "t admit," replied his Lordship, "that in that case you were the less wanted." During the late severe weather, from SO to 100 wild swans have been counted at one time on the Kenfig too! we- do not hear of any having been shot in that neighbourhood, but a full grown cygnet, quite exhausted for want of food, was taken at that place, and we wish that Mr Bicheno, or any other intelligent naturalist in tho neighbourhood, would oblige the public by informing them to which of the species of foreign swans these majestic visitors belong. NEATH. — On Tuesday last, the Rev. James Barclay, A.M.D., delivered a lecture, in our Town Hall. The manner in which a child displayed a know- ledge of the Bible, and answered questions in Chronology, Geography, and Astronomy, evinced the excellency of that system of Mnemonics, which he has published. This exhibition in Astronomy, in that largeawJJ spacious room, was extremely beau- tiful, and viewed by a numerous and genteel company, wiili the most rapturous applause.—[See Advertise- EASTER" COUNTIES R.ui.WAV.The contract for the iron bridge over the Regent's Canal, on this line, for which tenders were lately advertised, has been obtained by Messrs. B. and N" Sherwood, of Lambeth sum £ 2478- Thp iroll work is, we understand, to be supplied by the Horsley Company. The success- ful competitors for the supply of rails (parallel), and chairs,for the portion of tile iine between Mile-end and 11 ford, are Messrs Joseph and Crawsha v Bailey, of ii of the Nantyglo Iron Works, and Messrs. Guest, Lewis, and Co" of the Dowlais Works. The Messrs Bailey are to supply 1000 tons at £ 12 2s. 6.1. per ton, dc'- Iivei aole in the f lnines. The iron is to be eqiidl to the best No. 3 bar-iron, to be marie wholly ol ptire or mine iron, puddled and hammered and rolled into bars, cut up, again Ilea ted, and rolled into rails. Messrs. Bailey have also contracted to supply the chairs suit- able ror 2000 tons of rails, at £ 7- l;)s. Q.l per ton, cast upon an iron core, and from second fusion. Messrs. Guest and Co"s contract is to supply JOOO tons of-rails at the same price ( £ 12. 2s. G.ld and also deliverable in the river; warranted to he of the best quality, finished in the best manner, and free from of]. The cond.tioii of the whole of these contracts is, that they snail be completed before the 1st of June, it being expected that the line will be opened as far as lliord in the coming June or July. -Rciiitvay Times. 0 ASSISTANT OVERSEERS—order has just been issued by ttic, Poor Lav Commissioners, which it is understood, will be forwarded to all the unions in Engiand, directing toe guardians to appoint persons to perlorm too duties connected with the administra- tion of the poor laws, now performed by the overseers of each parish, su di persons to be paid by an annual salniy, aim to find two sureties for tho due perform- ance of their duties. livery person appointed toper- form the said duties shall undertake, in case he be nominated and elected by the inhabitants in vestry, and appointed thereto by any two justices, to perfom*, Yi-Uhui.t i crrnnneration, any 01 the other duties imposed by law upon overseers of the poor. Pililip Esq., of L'andough Castle, in this county, has presented the parishioners of Llandough, with a handsome stove for the use of their Church. V\ e learn, indeed, that Mr Sheppard's residence there, although short, has been sufficient to make it a sub- ject of eong-ratulation to all classes in the neighbour- hood, and tuat the poor ol Llandough and St. Mary's Cuurch, have had especial reason to rejoice at it. \Ve regret to have to announce the death of Henry Lieutenant ill the t Dragoons, and eldest, sou of the Rev. Robert Knight, of Danygraig-housc. lie had caught the jungle fever, at Kirkes, near Bombay, where he was sta- tioned with his regiment, and alter lingering under its effects for nearly two years, reached home scarcely a couple of montiis before he was carried off, on the 17th instant, in the y^'ud year of his age. Mr Henry Wintle Knight, was a young officer uf much promise, and entirely devoted to his profession, and had, be. sides, qualities that. lIotwitllstallcling- his youth, at- tached a laigeciune of friends to him in no usual degree, and would have made him an ornament to the lythegstono family, had he lived to become it repre- sentative. Messrs. Duncan and Co, the proprietors of Lancaiach Collieries, kindly distributed amongst the poor at Cardiff the first boat load of coals brought to that town which at this season of the vear, proved a most welcome donation. VVe understand these excellent collieries will soon be in fuli work, and we wish the spirited proprietors every successs. At a meeting ol anthracite coalowners, at Swansea, recently held, it was unanimously resolved to invite George Crane, ^i.sq., of t!»e Yni-iced win Iron Works, to a public dinner in that town, to be given him in testimony of the very hgll sense they entertain of the invaluable benefit conferred on this district by his late discovery of suieltj.ig ij-qn ore with anthracite coal. Si'Kixr, Assiza.— At these Assizes which will be holdeii, at Swansea, on Thursday, the 1st day of March next, before the Hon. Sir P. Coltman one of her Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas, the following prisoners, in the County Gaul, at Cardiff, await their trials for the offences. affixed to their names yi^ 1 homas Bryan, 28, labourer, charged with having Icloniously and violently carnally known Margaret Rosser, against her will, in the parish of Whitchurch. Wilhau) Jones, (9, boatman, Maty Tripp, 19, single woman,charged wittJ a burglary in the dwelling- house ol Charles Verity, of Newbridge, and feloniously stealing six pieces of check muslin and divers other things, the property of the said Charles Verity. John Harris, 2(3, coUier, charged with having feloniously and of his m:(ti'ce aforethought, adminis- tered to one John Llewelyn, in the parish of Aber- dare, a large quantity of a certain poison called opium, by means whereof he died, William Davies, 50, mariner, charged with having feloniously stolen divers goods, from tiie shop of David Pritchard, his property, at Cowbridge. William Hunjicld, 25, labourer, charged with having feloniously stolen good", the property of Thomas E(iv-i;ii(is ik,,(i Aiiiy -,it I -iiiviboii. Thomas Clarke, 38, labourer, charged with having feloniously stolen a quantity of candles and other articles, tiie property of Thomas John and Howell Williams, at Merthyr Tydvil. .ft DOWLAIS BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION. In another column will be found the list of annual subscribers, and other particulars, connected with this excellent institution. The following is the sub- stance of the last report, omitting the particulars of some of the more pressing cases of distress, specified therein, I'iio committee, warranted by the experience of the benefit and importance of this institution whilst they feel thankful to Almighty God (icilhout whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy,) for having had the means in their power to relieve the wants of the necessitous, earnestly solicit the attention of the sub- scribers to the particulars of their ease-book, where a fair detail of facts prove demonstratively, to every unprejudiced mind.that they are not all biassed by any personal predeliction, nor have they, to the best of their knowledge, been imposed upon, to guide the hands of charity to unworthy objects. "The committee have a pleasure in stating, that their visitors consist, for the most part, of discreet and intelligent females, unto whom they are under great obligation for the steadiness of purpose and promptitude of atte ntion, manifested by them in their enquiries into the circumstances of the unfortunate individuals, whom casual distress cijid unforeseen calamities had prostrated, as fit and proper objects of relief. "It must be allowed that there is a great deal of detail connected with a society like this, and which must fall to the lot of the visitors to accomplish: tiiey have, in their mission of benevolence, to encoun- ter poverty and dislress in their most fearful shapes; they have to enter the house of sorrow, of sickness, and of death; and in the multifarious circumstances of those who are bowed down at otice, by age, disease and want, they testify that they learn a lesson of humanity, in viewing the humiliating forms of abject poverty. 1 he visitors, in the faithful and efficient perform- ance (tf their duty, exhibit at each meeting in reply to tue. interrogations of tllC committcp, a sort of moral map ol the actual state of the families vrhom they represent; these meetings, therefore, arc doubly in- teresting — whilst one the one hand they furnish us IV ith a glance of tire operations of our system of bene- volence in a physical point of view, on the other, they define the progress of moral improvement, develope the workings of social intercourse, with the various bearings of the personal and relative duties among our poorer brethren. It is with very painful feelings the committee have to deplore the loss that this society has sustained this year, in the lamented death of Thomas Revel Guest, Esq., a man who at all times had signalized himself as a Christian Philanthropist, and thev question whether the pOQr of Dowlais will ever find a hotter friend. "This society having originated with its Patroness, Lady C. Guest, the committee beg to return her their sincere thanks for the continuance of her atten- tion to the interests of the institution.; and it would be unbecoming in them not to mention here, the bene- ficial effects of a sister society* that has sprung this year into existence under the humane auspices of the same honourable individual, The committee would also acknowledge their obligations to Mrs Wyndham Lewis, for the liberal maimer in which she was pleased to come forward, to aid the funds of this society, as soon as she had been made acquainted with its objects; thus, in a great measure, filling up the blank which the death of Mr T. R Guest had occasioned. In returning thanks to the subscribers generally, the Committee beg to renew their appeals to their affections and humane feelings in behalf of the accu- mulated wants of suffering humanity and surely they who estimate the object with becoming sympathy for the unavoidable woes of their feHow-creatures, and who are blessed by Providence with the means of relieving them, will not look upon this charity with indifference, or refuse to bring upon them the blessing of those who are almost ready to perish. ° Two hundred and forty-four cases have been re- lieved this year, making a total of four hundred and forty-fiye since the establishment of the institu- tion." "The Dorcas Society," established for the relief of women in chilbirth, supplying them with change of clothes, baby-linen, c. a ..I""I>ø,# MERTHYR. PUBLIC MEETING. A meeting of the workmen of Merthyr Tydvil and its vicinity, took place, at the New Market House, on Monday last, for the purpose of thanking the iron masters and other gentlemen who opposed certain clauses in a bill proposed at a meeting held at the Vestry Room, in this town, on the 3 1st ult. Mr J. I\ Jonc-s was called to the chair, when he read the advertisement convening the meeting, and ex- plained the purport of their assembling. The Chair- man then called on several individuals, who came forward and addressed their fellow workmen, depre- cating the attempt made to establish a court in this town, to recover small debts, &c., and eulogizing the conduct of the iron inastvrs, and others, wlio opposed tlj, s;itn(, Alter that a inewiori.il addressed to the Marquis of Bute, as Lord Lieutenant of the county, was read by the Chairman,and its purport explained in the Welsh Language, praying that his Lordship wouid be id eased to sanction a B II to appoilJt a Sti- pendiary Police Magistrate for the Borough of-Mer- thyr iydvil and its neighbourhood, naming IVin. fnomas, Esq., of Court House, as the gentleman best qualified to lill that important ofri, e. The thanks of tile meeting, as well as the adop:ion of the memorial, were acknowledged by an unanimous show of hands. About 2000 workmen were assembled, who conducted themselves in a quiet and orderly manner. The following is the document referred to To the Most Noble John Crichton Stuart, Marquis of Bute, and Lord Lieutenant, and Custos Itotu- lorum of the County of Glamorgan. The Memorial of tiie Undersigned Householders and Others, being Inhabitants of the Borough of 'I'yd%,i] and its Vicinity, MOST u.F.sP;i;'J'.Jil]LL" SliciVe ru j That your Memorialists understand, from the pro- ceedings of a recent Parochial Meeting that your Lordship is anxious for the appointment of a pendiary Police Magistrate, for the due administra- tion of justice, within the said Borough and its V icinitv; and that they beg most respectfully to ex- press their deep sense of obligation to your Lordship for such salutary anxiety. That your Memorialists also understand that a, draug.it of' a Bill, to be introduced into Par- liament, was produced at that Parochial Meeting, containing, ill their humble opinion, some mistaken provisions; one of which is, an objectionable clause, expressive of the qualifications deemed necessary bv toe fiamers of that Bill, for the requisite Police Magi-tiate; which clause enjoins, that no one shall be si 1 c t( lor that situation except some person who sha l ive >een atj,he time a Barrister of at least five years' practtec. TI1"t your Memorialists consider that such a rule won. operate very objectionably in the consequent selection of the proposed Magistrate; inasmudl as it would exclude country Gentlemen, conversant in the vcinacu ar language of the Pi iucipality, from the ap- pointing t; and confine it to persons, few, if any of whom, from peculiar and early studies, would be found capab^e ol examining vyitnosses, and understanding testimonies, except through the medium of interpre- tallotl ;-a mode that has, from experience, been a frequently found defective. 1 tile greater number of your Memorialists are, citliei a together ignorant of the English language, or so defective in their knowledge of it, that they would be lewildered in any attempt to deliver their evidences in it;_so that in the former case they Would be liable, occasionally, to erroneous construc- tions ol their testimonies; and, in the latter, to an unconscious expression of sentiments contrary to those that they really meant to convey. of these weighty considerations, your ilemoralists humbly beg to submit to your Lords1 lip s reflection, that no Barrister of five yc;iri' piactice if possessed of adequate legal ability, would forego his chance of professional advancement, for the emolument attached to a Stipendiary Police "V1'' that, oonsequcntly, none but persons ol incliiciont capacities, and of little, or no local ex- t perience would accept the Office. luat your Memorialists, with such impressions, most respectfully beg to present to your Lordship's notice—-WILLIAM Thomas, Esquire, of Court House, in the l ovvii of Merthyr Tydfil, as a fit and adequate person for the il)poititinctit:- Firstly, Because he is a native of the place, has passed most of his time there, and understands, and speaks Nyell, the lVclsu language: and, Secondly, because he has acted as a Magistrate, for some yhrs, in conjunction with J. B. BUUCE, Esquire, (now J. BRUCE PRYCE, Esquire) who filled tiie situation of Stipendiary Police Magis- trate, in the said borough, with unremitted applica- tion and integrity; and that subsequently to the expiration of that gentleman's period of appointment, the said William Thomas, Esquire, has acted as a County Magistrate, in the said borough; with unex- eeplionable approbation. 1 hat your Memorialists, therefore, most respect- fully, but earnestly hope, thatyour Lordship, as Lord Lieutenant of the County, will give your influential support in favour of the appointment of the said WilJiam Thomas, Esquire, to the Office of Stipendiary Police Magistrate for the Borough of Merthyr Tydvil and vicinity. And your Lordship's Memorialists Nyi.11 ever pray. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE & GUARDIAN. RIR, Although not a member of the total abstinence society, I cannot let the "Cardiff Police Report" inserted in your last journal pass without rointing out the misstatements therein attributed to Mr T. Phillips, as regards Mr Grubb's lecture at Zion Chapel on the 31st of last month. Mr Pniliips' evidence states that he attended the temperance meeting in Zion Chapel 011 Wednesday January 3]st where he found a Mr Grubb addressing the audience on the" Tee-total subject, Vote by Ballot, Universal Suffrage, &c. &c. which, not agree- ing with his sentiments, he expressed his disapproba- tion. Grubb then commenced a low attack upon his father s character, &e. &c at which several persons present were disgusted, and the speaker was obliged to desist. Now for the facts of the case, There was no attack made on Mr Phillips's father, or upon any other individual whatever, nor was anything said to occasion the disapprobation of any particular person, neither was there any disturbance during the lecture, until an individual it) a state of intoxication asked a question =- L'!I which was promptly answered. The disturbing party took advantage of this slight interruption to com- mence screeching, bowling, rattling, and various other nondescr.pt noises, which lasted some time, anct com- pibcd the speaker to state to the chairman that unless those persons were turned out, he woulll not proceed. A ter some tune order was restored then came this all edged 1 attack. If there were such an attack, it is that not a dissentient voice wa ,,Pa[d'In(i;tb;.r was !l»- interruption given bv this said Mr Pumips or any other individual during the relllaiuder of the ecture. Indeed, so very quietlydiù these redoubtable gentlemen conduct themselves under the plain commentaries of the lecturer upon fUtf rTS' w-ltS cnuscs' tli:U mf")y in other parts °L rT1) 1t'i0U?llt tbc-V must have becu turned 01 t'l,c mcot!™' f" <0 ",C T °"ul tlic «">» /V08?r,C'S "Vote b-v Universal f Cf was upon these subjects 'inrfoulv %Very CloSe of the '«^<-e, and was to the fo Io ing effect. I was an attentive listener, and Sordid— "ea 'f "ot. Precisely, Mr Grubb's own 11 Before I say farevmll, 1 wish to address a few words to the working classes in particular. I do not know whether you have any Political Uuions here, as they have m the North of England; but if you have, [ must say a few words upon that snbject. Do not expect that Vote by Ballot and Universal Suffrage will redress your grievances, or ever ameliorate your condition. It is the baneful babit of intemperance, and your love of strong drink, that is the principal cause of your distress, and as long as you indulge in these, no Vote by Ballot, or UniversafSuffrage, or a Government of your own choosing, can erer benefit you. What kind of a Government are we to expect from such as you, who cannot govern your ownselves, and who neglect your own families and firesides1 forsake your present evil habit; turn your attention to the improvement of your minds, and the improve- ment of your families, and that will confer more real nl°i -V,°,U' .lhan.il is Possibly in the power of all the Po.itical Lnions m the kingdom to effect; and whicii is entirely out of the power of any Govern- ment, elected iu the best possible manner, to do for you." ,?UI1 PersUTldet,« Mr Editor, you will agree with me, in thinking such sentiments as tho above worthy of a g-O{)[! subject, a sound philosopher and a good Christian; and deserving of a more faithful reporter than they have found in the ingenious (I am sorry I cannot say ingenuous) compiler of the article which has called forth this humble defence. Allow me to adtl that the language of Capt. Cory, at his examination before the Mayor, on the charge of assault on Mr Phillips, is grossly misrepresented but the only paint worth uoticiug, i, that Cory's conclud- ing observation was not that be should soon save the amount of the fine and costs out of his grog, but that by taking no grog, he could the better afford to pay the money, which would have bought only a few glasses of grog. For the credibility of the above statement, I beg leave to refer yon to the gentleman who has so kindly undertaken to forward this; but not being ambitious of publicity, beg to subscribe myself, Mr Editor, Your obedient servant, „ FAIR PLAY. Cardiff, February 22nd, 183S. To THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE & GUARDIAN. Stit,-In many of the districts of the Glamorganshire roads, the public are indebted to the Surveyors, for helping to remove the snow drifts, which, in many parts, totally obstructed all communication. I wish I could say as much of the Surveyor from the Golden Mile to Pyle, where not a man has been employed to assist the traveller through his difficulties almost ths whole of the new piece, from Brocastle to Bridgend, is crossed a, short intervals by deep drifts, which the scandalous negligence of the Surveyor, has allowed to remain untouched, and there is only such passage as the cart or coach has forced through them: on the top of the Pyle Hill, near the Newton Down Clump, there is almost an impassable accumulation, which a day's work for one labourer would have remedied. At a time when the poor workman wants employ, such con- duct is unpardonable, and the Surveyor, whoever he is, richly deserves, and ought to be, discharged forth- v.ith. Your obedient servant, _r A COACH PROPRIETOR.

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