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tunate in the selection of a clergyman whose conduct had been so praiseworthy, and who had given so much satisfac- tion to all classes of society. OPENING OF THE NEW CHURCH. Lord James Stuart, having, at the request of the meeting, resumed the chair on this occasion, thanks were unanimously award-d to the Very Rev. the Dean of Llandaff, and to the Rev. John Webb, for the excellent sermons preached at the opening of St. Mary's Church, with a request that they allow the sermons to be printed. Lord James Stuart, previous to putting the resolution, said, that it afforded him great satisfaction to find that the New Church, on the occasion of its opening, had been so well attended, and that the collections, under the circum- stances, had been so handsome; for a contribution of over £100, could not but be considered handsome. There was still, he should observe, a deficit of £ 250; and lie would venture to hope, that at the consecration of the sacred edifice. that sum would be liquidated. He was also glad to find so very large and respectable a congregation present—such a beginning, he would hope, augured well for future atten- dance. In seconding the first resolution, The Rev. Thomas Stacey said that the committee could not but feel the deepest gratificat ion at the proceedings and result of the opening of St. Mary's Church. The obli- gation they were under to the Very Rev. the Dean, and the Yicar of Cardiff, for their respective sermons, well described in the resolution just submitted to the meeting, as highly appropriate and eloquent; for such, indeed, were they acknowledged to be by all who had the advantage of hearing them, the committee most thankfully acknowledged. If he might presume to speak for them, he would say that they could not but allow that every thing had succeeded far beyond their most sanguine expectations; and the vast crowds of elegantly dressed persons that thronged the sacred edifice, were to them a noble and grateful sight. Without having issued a single particular invitation (except to the neighbouring clergy), for such they did not think the occa- sion demanded, they witnessed hundreds and hundreds come together from a distance, whom no other inducement led than the feeling of interest in our undertaking; and among them they were truly gratified to see the Right Hon. the Member for the Boroughs, and his famity. who, although lie is, indeed, united to us by a particular tie, yet otherwise, and always, as is universally known, rejoices in the pi osperity of the Church. There he was, come unexpectedly, unosten- tatiously, participating in the happy circumstances of the holy occasion, evincing by his presence and his contributions, the sympathy he felt with his constituents in their proceed- ings, and giving another, and, indeed, a most acceptable instance of the regard he entertains for the people of Cardiff, who at every opportunity, experience proofs of his attach- ment to them, and of benevolence and generous remembrance of their poor. He would also add his unaffected congratu- lation to hie friend Mr. Morgan, upon the promising appearance of things in the New Church; and trusted that the numbers who were within its walls last Sunday may not be affected by a mere flitting curiosity, but continue regular and constant attendants upon his able ministry. Moved by Dr. Moore, and seconded by R. Daw, Esq., That the warmest thanks of the committee be likewise tendered to the Rev. Vicar of Cardiff, for his very valuable, and peculiarly suitable, present of plate to St. Mary's Church, consisting of a silver flagon, a patin, two cups, and two plates; and that the secretaries forward to the Reverend Gentleman a copy of this resolution. Moved by C. C. Williams, Esq., seconded by A. Miller, Esq., That the best thanks of the committee are due to John Abraham, Esq., for his munificent gift to St. Mary's Church, consisting of a very handsome folio Bible, two folio Books of Common Pnyer, and two quarto Books of Offices and that the secretaries forward to that gentleman a copy of this resolution. THE FESTIVITIES AT LLANDAFF CourtT, on the occasion of the christening of the son and heir of the Rev. George Thomas, and his three young daughters, on Tuesday last, terminated with a ball and supper. The attendance of the surrounding gentry, who sympathised with the reverend gentleman on so interesting an occasion, was very numerous, upwards of seventy being present. Dancing commenced lat nine o'clock, and, stimulated by the festivities of the occa- sion, was carried on with vivacity until four o'clock in the morning. Among those present were—Lord and Lady James Stuart, Miss Stuart, Mr. Herbert Stuart, Lord Geo. Paget, Messrs. Davies and Walsh, officers of the 73rd; the High-sheriff of the county, Miss Homfray and Miss Eustatia Homfray, Mr. and Mrs. Crawshay, of Cyfarthfa Castle; Messrs. H. and R. Crawshay, Misses Crawshay, Mr. Ross Homfray, Mrs. John Williams and Miss Williams, Mr. Rowland Fothergill, Mr. Henry Bruce, Mr. E. P. Richards, Mr. T. W. Booker, Mr. Coffin, Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis, Mr. Williams, of Pwllypant Mr. Evans and Miss Evans, Rev. E. W. Richards, Mrs. Richards and Miss L. Richards, Rev. R. Prichard, Mr. and Mrs. S. Towgood, Mr. W. Towgood, T. Y. Towgood, Mr. Ji. jonner, Miss Lewis, Miss Beaumont, Rev. James Evans, ]%Irg. EyRtis and Miss Evans, Miss C. Langley, Misses Scale, Mr. pd I Needham, Mr. M. Hunt, Miss Llewelin and Sinter*, Miss Dornfor.I, Mr. V. A. Staooy, Mr. T- Mr. H. Thomas, Presylfa, Miss L. Bennett, Mrs. Bassett, Miss Bassett, Mr. W. Bassett. BOROUGH OF CARDIFF.—At an adjourned meeting of the Town Council, held at the Guildhall on Monday, the eleventh instant,—present, Henry Morgan, Esq., mayor; Charles Crofts Williams, David Evans, and Thomas Morgan, alder- men and Richard Trcdwin, William Williams, James Lewis, Morgan Lisle, William Prichard, Daniel Walter Davies, John Moore, Richard Lewis Reece, illiam Jonas Watson, Charles Yachell, William Alexander Biadley, and William Yachell, councillors the mayor in the chair. The following payments were ordered :—Town-clerk, half-year's salary, £ 25. William John, mason, slaughter-house new drain, lis. 4'd. Gas Company, market-house lights, £ 12. lis. 7d. It was ordered that the market-house and slaughter-house should be let hy public auction in January next. (See Ad.) It was also resolved that the following gentlemen be added to the Finance committee, and that such committee meet on Monday previously to each quarterly meeting for examina- tion of all bills submitted to them, viz. :-Thomas Morgan, alderman, and William Jonas Watson, Charles Vachell, Richard Tredwin, William Williams, and William Prichard, .councillors. The meeting was adjourned to Thursday the (eleventh of January next. CHRISTMAS FARE.—Some of the prize oxen recently ex- hibited at Sir Charles Morgan's annual show of stock, have Leen purchased and slaughtered for our market. These, with prime Welsh mutton, and fowls in n hllndance, will form the staple of Christmas fare. At this genial season it may be hoped that, in the hey-day of our merry-making, the numerous poor of the town will not be forgotten. The commissioners for disposing of the income tax appeals, sat in the Town-hall, on Tuesday. Their business, prin- cipally, consisted in hearing the appeals under Schedule I)., on profits arising from professions, trade, and offices. The number of appeals arising against the surcharge made by the surveyor of taxes and assessors upon incomes of above jLL)0 per annum, will be small, judging from the. few persons who have presented themselves. The parties interested in the proposed junction of the Canal and the Taff Yale Railway, met at the Cardiff Arms, on Monday, pursuant to the resolution passed at the last general meeting. The members of the conference sat in de- liberation a considerable time, without, we could It-am, coming to any final decision. A proposition, embracing the proposed amalgamation, was brought forwaid, it is under- stood, by Mr. Crawshay. The result will, in all probability, be submitted to a special general meeting of the railway shareholders. Cadet Henry Smyth, son of Capt. W. H. Smyth, R.N., late of Cardiff, passed his examination last week at Woolwich, and will shortly obtain a commissson in the Itoyal Artillery. Eighteen others passed their examination the same occasion, including Cadet J. Yerbury Moggridge, of GaUiSva and Cadet W. Lynch Blosse, son of the late Sir T. L. Blosse. These examinations were preparatory to their removal to the senior classes of the academy. Jn another part of our impression will be found a report of the proceedings of the Cardiff rate-payers at the Town- hall, on Firday last. In our advertising columns will also he found the statement of Mr. Griffith Lloyd, assistant- overseer, of the receipts and expenditure for the year ending the fith of October. As a document conveying the most ample and satisfactory infonnation on this subject, and calculated to disabuse the public mind of much misrepresen- tation, we beg to recommend it to the candid consideration tof the rate-payers of the town. .Charles Thos. Phillips, a police-constable in the borough, liat recently obtained the situation of superintendent of the Hundred of Devynnock, in Brecon. This is the third from this borough, whose character & capability have recommended him to a similar appointment elsewhere. To LOOK THROUGH NATUHE UP TO NATURE'S GOD," is the design of that favourite Annual Pamphlet, "THE TROVIIETIC MESSENGER, 1844," to which Mr. Richardson, of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, every year adds an Ephemeris or Celestial Atlas in it is a coloured Hiero- 0 glyphic, for 1844, and a Steel Plate drawn by Westall, called -i The Fated (,'Iiirioteei, and 108 pages of original matter .of great interest, including the Nativity of the QUEEK, WELLINGTON, PEEL, O'CONNELL, &C., &c. For twenty- four years the Prophetic Messenger has Won" Golden opinions," and the greatest care is taken to increase its scUraction by giving more original and amusing Articles. For travellers and captains, the three years, viz. for 1842, 1843, 1844, with six Plates, can be had bound together that whilst it forms a daily pleasant reference, the merits of the whole can be better seen.—Ask for THE PROPHETIC MESSENGEB, for 1844,11 with two Plates, price Half-a- Crown.-SeB Advertisement. ACCIDENT.—It is with regret we have again to caU the attention of our readers to a most serious accident that occurred between St. Melons and Rumney Bridge last week, owing to the negligence of those who have the care and management of the turnpike road between those places, by allowing heaps of broken stones to remain on the side of the road. A most respectable farmer and his wife, about half- past five o'clock in the afternoon, were returning home, they •saw a gig coming towards them with its lamps lighted. He turned his horse to allow the gig to pass a little on one side, amd had not proceeded three yards when his horse fell over heap of stoues. lie was thrown off, and broke his arm. PRESENTATION OF A SILVER MEDAL TO P.P.G.M. JOHN JENKINS, OF THE CARDIFF DISTRICT, I.O.F., M.U. ON Wednesday evening, the 13th instant, a considerable gathering" of the officers and brethren of the" Viscount Cardiff Lodge," of the above order, took place in their lodge-room, Carpenters' Arms, Hayes, Cardiff, for the pur- pose of presenting their highly-respected P.P.G.M. John Jenkins, with a very beautiful and well-executed silver medal, as a token of the respect they entertained of the valuable services he had, on all occasions, rendered that lodge. The Chairman rose, and stated the object for which they had met, and called upon P.G. Robert Nicholls, in whose possession the medal was, to transfer the same into the hands of P.G. Solomon Marks for presentation. P.G. Robert Nicholls said, that he felt great pleasure in having tho honor of doing so. P.G. Solomon Marks, in rising, observed, that it was with no small gratification to himself that he had so great an honor confided him as the presentation of the medal. He was perfectly aware, that no officer in the district, or ill the order generally, had given more valuable services, or had exerted himself more towards the advancement of Odd Fellowship than the respected individual who was about to have the medal presented him. He was always foremost in furthering the interests of the order, by all possible means, and by which conduct he had conciliated the affections of the brethren generally and, in his opinion, the present meeting went far to confirm him ill that respect. His purse had even been at their service OIl many occasions. To him they had to look, in a great measure, as one of the most indefatigable servants they possessed, in establishing a fund (of which the institution may well be proud,) which was an ornament to the order, namely-The Widow and Orphans' Fund! (Hear, hear.) He, at all times, displayed great kindncss towards both the officers and brothers of that lodge but, at the same time, he would beg to observe, that any conduct on the part of the brethren which he deemed inconsistent, he was equally ready to censure. The worthy speaker, who appeared to be much affected, concluded with a suitable eulogium on P.P.G.M. John Jenkins, aiid presented him with the silver modal, as a token of the respect they "entertained of the very valuable services which he had rendered that lodge, wishing him every prosperity, and that he might live long and die a good Odd Fellow. This was received with tremendous cheering. C.S. Mark Marks snid, that it was not for the value of the present—not for the services altogether which had been given that lodge; but it was for the honorable and distin- guished estimation in which he was held for his integrity in the discharge of the duties which had necessarily devolved upon him from time to time. It was a diadem, and it would last for ever; and he trusted that he (the worthy officer) would never disgrace the honor which had that evening been conferred on him. Disinterested motives alone in one sense, and interested in the other, drew forth this mark of their approbation for the very valuable services, and which lie could testify, had been rendered by him. It was the only lodge in the Cardiff district that had conferred so great an honor on any of its officers and for which no officer or brother can be ashamed to blush at, but it redounded to his credit. He had always shown the kindness of a father towards them, and may he ever be entitled to their respect, and that of the order, until he is called to that bourne from whence no traveller returns," C.S. Mark Marks concluded in terms of approbation of the conduct of the excellent officer, and wishing him every happiness and prosperity. (The Lodge Honors, which were given with a will.") P.P.G.M. John Jenkins, in rising to acknowledge th" compliment so justly paid him, appeared much excited. He said, that it was, certainly, with feelings of great agitation and also pleasure, that he rose on that occasion, to express to them the gratification he experienced for the unexpected honor they had done him in presenting him with such a token of their respect. When he first became a member of the Order of Odd Fellows, he begged to say, that he did not think much of it. He was not long, however, a member of that lodge, before lie was elected to fill one of its offices. He had, at all times, endeavoured to perform his duty, and lie trusted he had done so. lie felt a pleasure in affording any assistance in his power towards the propagation of Odd Fellowship, because he felt quite conscious, after the experience he had now had, that a more benevolent institu- tion was not to be found, and which was almost eveiy day exemplified. In the cases of sickness, he considered it his duty as well as pleasure to visit the brethren of his lodge. He had taken them their relief-money, and which he felt proud in doing. He had also felt a pleasure, although a painful one, in attending the remains of those brethren who had been called from this transitory world, to their last resting place; and he would now take the opportunity of urging on all the brethren, who could make it convenient, to attend, if possible, on those occasions, and pay the last tribute of respect to departed brethren. (Hear.) Odd Fellowship was never intended that its members should meet together for the pur- pose of drinking and smoking. No! but it was for the express purpose of affording mutual assistance towards each other and ameliorating the condition of those brethren who might, unfortunately, be afflicted or ilistiessed. lIe stated, that he should hold the medal, with which he had that evening, :been presented, in his remembrance as the most precious he had ever received, as long as he had breath to draw. He again thanked them for the unexpected honor they had done him; and begged to propose health and pros- perity to the officers and brothers of the" Viscount Cardiff Lodge." Received with great applause. P.G. Solomon Marks, after a few remarks, proposed a vote of thanks to P.G. Robert Nicholls, for the very valuable services he had given the Viscount Cardiff Lodge." (Prolonged cheers.) P.G. Robert Nicholls observed, that it was with some pleasure, but great excitement that he rose on that occasion to acknowledge the compliment so kindly and unexpectedly paid him. He knew not how to finf1 words sufficiently ample to compensate for the honor they had done him. He could only assure them, that as an officer and brother of that lodge, he had, upon all occasions, had the interest of the order at heart, and hoped that his future conduct, in that lodge would prove such as to secure to him the high opinion they, apparently, seemed to entertain of him. He sincerely hoped that the conduct of the officers and brothers of that lodge would be such as to elicit a similar mark of respect as the one the worthy officer had that night shown him. It was a mark of respect that was well calculated to create a spirit of emulation in all connected with that lodge; and one which, he believed, would shine in the annals of fame. When the subject of a medal was first thought of, the brethren, he was proud to say, came forward with alacrity, in order to accomplish it; but although it did not amount to anything very considerable, Rtiu he doubted not but that it would be worn, and considered by the wearer as though it were a diamond of equal size and value. He begged to say, that Brotlici- Thomas of that lodge had been very active in co-operating with him in fcttiugit up. He would not take up their time any longer, "but would again reiterate his thanks, and propose Long life and prosperity to P.P.G.M. John Jenkins." (Lodge Honors.) P.P.G.M. John Jenkins briefly but eloquently returned thanks, and felt extremely obliged to them for the honor they had again done him. P.G. John Llewellyn said, that he felt highly pleased and much gratified with the token of respect paid the worthy P.P.G.M. John Jenkins and which he cordially approved of—and trusted that the matter would not ell(i there, hut that the district would present him with a gold medal, which lie merited. (Hoar, hear) P.G. Robert Nicholls proposed a vote of thanks to P.G. Solomon Marks, for the very indefatigable services he had afforded that lodge, and for the great interest he had always manifested towards the promotion of the order generally. Received with great enthusiasm. r.G. Solom'on Marks said, that he did not expect so great an lioiioi- paid him but for which he returned them his most grateful and sincere thanks. He begged to assure them that anything which lie could do to further the interests of the order, lie was ever ready and willing to do s,) for, he be- lieved, a better and more beiien-oleiit institution tliaii that of the Odd Fellows there did not exist under the canopy of hea, en; anct-liope(I that they night continue long to prosper I) under its extensive braiicties. (Hear, hear.) P.G. Robert Nicholls begged to propose a vote of thanks to the visiting officers and brothers for their attendance on the, occasion. (Unanimously responded to.) P.G. Philip David rose, and in a very eloquent and forcible speech, acknowledged the compliment paid him and the visiting officers and brethren, and said, that he hoped that the token of respect which they had that night presented their esteemed P.P.G.M. John Jenkins, would be the means, of which he had no doubt, of stimulating the officers and brethren of the lodge in which they were then in, to emulation. (lJ car, hear.) The lodge-room was densely crowded, every available position being occupied by the confraternity, whom, we doubt not, felt particularly anxious to be present at the im- portant hour of presentation, but probably more particularly to do honor, by their presence, to the man and the officer, for whom the proceedings of the evening was a sufficient I proof of the high estimation in which the worthy individual in held amongst the brethren of the Cardiff District. Shortly after the termination of the proceedings, which were gone through in a very satisfactory manner, the brethren left the lodge-room highly gratified with what had taken place. Out). members of the order were admitted on the occasion. GLAMORGANSHIRE EPIPHANY SESSIONS, 1844.—Orders of the (I;iy.-I. To consider any communication from either of Her Majesty's Secretaries of State, or War, the houses of Parliament, or the Lord Lieutenant of the county. 2. The keepers of the prisons to make their quarterly reports, and a certificate how far the rules have been complied with, 8,14, 21.—3. The visiting justices of the House ofcoriection at Swansea, to report on any arrangement made for obtain- ing immediate possession of the ground required for the im- provenient and enlargement of such prison. 4. Iwo oi more justices to be appointed visitors fpr each prison. S. 16. 5. The chaplain's journal to be laid before the court, and signed by the chairman. S. 30. (5. The surgeon's journal to be laid before the court, and signed by the chairman, S. 33. 7. The quarterly accounts of expenditure to be pro- duced, signed by the' visiting justices of each prison, to be signed by the chairman, tI. To examine and pass all such bills and demands on the county as shall be laid before the court, in conformity with the rules of court. 9. To order a county rate for the ensuing quarter. 10. Transcripts of the rules of friendly societies transmitted to the clerk of the peace, to be laid before the court for confirmation. 11. At twelve at noon, to audit the accounts relating to the police force, to take into consideration the provisions of 2 & 3 Yict. c. 93. and 3 & 4 Yict. c. 88., and to order a police rate. 12. To order a rate for the payment of salaries and expenses under this act. 13. To receive the report of the committee on the proposed new bridge instead of Wyrfa bridge. 14. To consider the report of the committee on the new valua- tion for the purposes of a county rate. Notices for next Sessions.—That the chairman of the Quarter Sessions be ex officio a member of all committees. To appoint a police committee. To increase the salary of the county surveyor. To increase the salary of the matron of the House of Cor- rection at Swansea. GLAMORGANSHIRE POLICE FORCE.-To the credit of the County Constabulary it must be said that but very few felons can possibly escape out of their hands. On Tuesday last, as Mr. Superintendent Lewis was proceeding on his way from Newbridge to Lantrissent Petty Sessions, he happened to espy a lady of the basket, strutting in full haste across the fields to a farm-house, who upon her return to the road he immediately took into custody as the person who escaped from Worcester gaol about six months ago, then being under sentence of transportation for life. It need only be said that this unfortunate female has since been given up to the gaoler of Worcester prison.

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