Brecknock and Aberg-avenny Canal Navigation. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the NEXT HALF YEARLY M EETING, or ASSEMBLY, of the Company of Proprietors of the said Navigation, WILL BE HF.LD at the SHIRE HALL, in the Town of HHECON. on THURSDAY, the 25th inst., at 12 o'clock at Noon. JAMES PEIRCE, Clerk to the Company of Proprietors. Canal Office, near Abergavenny, 3rd April, 1839. Annual Sale of Fat Sheep, &c. E. PRITCHARD REGS most respectfully to announce to his n Friends and the Public generally, that he has received instructions from the Proprietor, (William Morgan, Esq.,) Co dl 111' auction, At LLANWENARTH FARM YARD, near ABER- GAVENNY MOVMOUTFISHIRE on MONDAY, the 15th APRIL, 1839, the whole of his exceedingly Valuable F\T SHEEP, &c.; comprising, Two Hun- dred and Fifty pure bred Fat Leicester Wethers, in suitable Lots; 20 Fat Lambs; 2 useful Draught Horses, I three years old Saddle Mare, steady in Harness; I three years old Nag Gelding, &c. &c. The Auctioneer need not comment on the quality of the above Stock, as it is a well-ascertained fact to be equal, if not superior, to any in the county. Sale to commence precisely at 11 o'clock. Three Months' credit on approved security. BOROUGH OF BRECON. BUILDING GROUND FOR SALE. O bt oltJ fcg glucttcitt, By Mr THOMAS PRICE, of Gaer, At the QUEEN'S HE 4. D INN, in the Borough of BRECON, on FRIDAY, the 12th Day of APRIL, 1839, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, and subject to Conditions to be then produced THE several PIECES or PARCELS of FREE- HOLD GROUND hereafter described, containing Sites for the Erection of Eleven capital Dwelling-houses and Shops, and forming the Frontage to the New Markets about to be erected in the said Borough, in the following Lots:- LOT 1.—A Piece or Parcel of Ground, containing about 27 feet in frontage, by about 50 feet in depth, more or less, situate in High Street, bounded by Mr Wheeler's Shop on one side, and by the principal entrance to the New Markets on the other. LOT 2.—A Piece or Parcel of Ground, containing 50 feet in depth, and having a frontage of about 24 feet towards High Street, and about 45 feet towards Castle Street, bounded by the principal entrance to the Markets on the one side, and Lot 3 on the other side. The situ- ation of these Lots is admirably adapted for the erection of first-rate Houses for Business. LOT 3.—A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoining Lot 2, containing about 42 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LOT 4, -A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoining Lot 3, containing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LOT 5-A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoillill Lot 4, containing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LoT 6.—A Piece or Parcel nf Ground adjoining Lot 5, containing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less, LOT 7.—A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoining Lot 6, on one side, and the Castle Street entrance to the New Markets on the other side, and containing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LoT 8.—A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoining the last-mentioned entrance to the Markets, on the eastern side, and Lot 9 on the western side, and contain- ing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LOT 9.-A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoining Lot 8, containing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LOT 10.—A Piece or Parcel of Ground adjoining Lot 9, containing about 22 feet in frontage, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LoT I I .-A Piece or Parcel of Ground bounded by Lot 10, on the Eastern side of Horn Lane or Mar- ket Street, on the Western side, containing in frontage 22 feet, by about 42 feet in depth, more or less. LOTS 3 to 11 iuclusive, front Castle Street, (which is intended to widen to 20 feet,) and Lots 8, 9, 10 and 11, are bounded on the Southern or Lack fronts by the Cartway Entrance to the Markets. The exact extent and situation of the several Lots will be marked and set out by stakes, four days previously to the day of sale in the mcantinh further particulars may be obtained and Plans of the several Lot,; may be seen at the Office of Mr Lawrence, Solicitor to the Cor- poration, in Brecon. Brecon. March 30th, 1839. OAK TIM B E R. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr T. PRICE, At the KING'S HE\D I\N, in the Town of BUILTH, on MON DAY, the 8th of APRIL. 1839, between the Hours of Five and Six in the Afternoon, subject to such conditions of Sale as shall be then and there produced: LOT J. "I OAK TREES, growing on Vron Farm, J-vJvF j„ (he Parish of G wendwr, in the County of Brecon, on a Field called Coed-y-Pentre, marked with a scribe from No. 1 to 166 inclusive. LOT 2.-136 OAK TREES, growing on the above Farm, on a Field called Wain-Garth-Fach, marked with a scribe from No I to 136 inclusive. LOT 3. 32 OAK THEES, growing on the afore- said Farm, on a Field called Cae. Trench, marked with a scribe from No. 1 to 32 inclusive. LOT 4.-40 OAK TREES, growing on the afore. said Farm, on a Field called Cae Du, marked with a scribe from No. I to 40 inclusive. LoT 5.—50 OAK TREES, growing on Bryu- I twppa and Gaer Farms, in the Parish of Llansaintfraed in the County of Radnor, marked with a scribe from No. I to 50 inclusive. LOT 6.—30 OAK TREES, growing on Wern- Halog Farm, in the said Parish of Llansaintfraed, in the County of Radnor, marked with a scribe from No. 1 to 30 inclusive. The Breconshire Timber is sitnate near the village of Gwendwr, at a short distance from the road leading from Builth to Hay. The Radnorshire Timber Has contiguous to the Turn- pike Road from Builth to New Radnor and the Tenants on the respective Farms will show the Lots. For other particulars apply to Mr James Lewis, C wm-Scawen, Abbeycwmhir, (if by letter) post paid.
FAIRS FOR APRIL. Glamorganshire —Cardiff, Wednesday 10. Breconshire. -Crick how ell, Saturday 13. Carmarthenshire.-Llaudo\ ery, Wednesday 10. Pembrokeshire. Pe in broke, Friday 12.
COURT OF CHANCERY, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 PHILLIPS V. JONES. Mr Richards and Mr Puller stated this to be an appeal against an order of the Vice-Chancellor dis- solving an injunction. The plaintiff was lessee of nine acres of land near Swansea belonging to the defendant, which contained coal, at the rate of 10s. for each weigh of 216 bushels, the rent in no case to be less than X300 a year, or GOO weighs. No coal was raised, and the plaintiff had paid -02,700, and he now prayed that an action for further rent might bo restrained and the lease cancelled, and that the sum paid might be computed in his favour, as purchase- money of all the coal in the nine acres. They cited Smith Morris," 2 Bro., 311. The Lord Chancellor stopped Mr Spence and Mr Cooke, and said "Smith v. Morris" did not apply, for here the plaintiff offered to pay for all the coal which could be got, out of the money of the defendant. He could not recover the by-gone rent; it was become another person's money. Perhaps the lease would bo given up if the amount of coal were calculated and paid for, as in "Smith v. Morris." The present appeal must be dismissed with costs.
THE LORD BISHOP OF ST. DAVIDS has appointed the Rev. Humphrey Allen, M.A., of Hay, a Surrogate for granting marriage licenses, &c. COMMITMENTS TO BRECON COUNTY GAOL.—25th March, by John Gwynne, Esq.—J. Jones, labourer, (late of the Hay) was committed for trial at the ensu- ing Quarter Sessions, charged on the oaths of Thomas Powell and others, with feloniously breaking and entering a chapel, in the parish of Llanelly, and stealing therefrom a Bible, the property of the Bap- tist Soeiety.-Saine day, Patrick Jephson, of the 14th Regiment, to 11 weeks hard labour, by Captain Haslewood, Commanding the Depot, at Brecon, pur- suant to the sentence of a Court Martial for desertion. —26th, by the Rev. Archdeacon Venables and Thos. Thomas, Esq. Catherine Lewis, singlewoman was committed to three weeks imprisonment, for violently assaulting and beating the wife of David Evans, in the parisb of Builth. STATE OF THE GAOL, 2SD APRIL. Under Sentence of Transportation 2 For Trial at Quarter Sessions 1 Males in House of Correction 15 Females in House of Correction 3 Debtors 9 Total. 23
MERTUYR POOR LAW UNION. 0 ELECTION OP GUARDIANS.—The following gentle- men were duly elected, on the 28th ult., Guardians for the parish of Merthyr:—Mr John Evans, Dow- lais; Mr D. W. Jaes; Mr John Lewis; Mr MoTgan Joseph; Mr David Evans, Bank; Mr Benjamin Martin; Mr VVm. Howells; Mr Edward Purchase.
CRICKHOWEL UNION. At the last meeting of the Board of ^Guardians of this Union, held on Monday, the 25th instant, at the Town Hall, Crickhowel, the following resolutions were agreed to* "Resolved unanimously,—That the thanks of this Board are due to His Grace the Duke of Beau- fort, for the gratuitous use of the Town Hall. "Resolved unanimously,—That the cordial thanks of this Union are due to the President, W. H. Bevan, Esq., of Glannant, for his unremitting attention to the duties imposed upon him as Chairman to the Board, from the commencement of the Union; and this Board also trusts that whoever may be appointed Guardians for the ensuing year, they will shew their discrimination by re-electing a gentleman who has devoted go much time in forwarding the interest of the several parishes constituting the Union."
CARMARTHENSHIRE LENT ASSIZES. (Continued from our last.) FRIDAY, MARCH 23. Thomas » Thomas.—In this case, which we men- tioned in our last, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff—damages .1;30. Counsel for plaintiff, Mr Chilton, Q.C. and Mr Wilson; for defendant, Mr John Evans, Q.C. and Mr E. V. Williams. Attorney forplaintiff, Mr John Morgan, Llandovery; for defendant in person. Morris c Hughes.—This was an action brought to recover the sum of £40, being money paid to the use of the defendant by the plaintiff. The defendant contended a set off for rent due from plaintiff. Verdict for defendant. Counsel for plaintiff, Mr J. Evans, Q.C. and Mr Wilson; for defendant, Mr Chilton, Q.C. and Mr E. V. Williams. Attorney for plaintiff, Mr Thomas Williams, St. Clears; for defendant, Mr L. O. Lewis, Llandilo. Davies v Thomas This was an action brought to recover the sum of £26 as. being money lent, and the interest due thereon. The defendant pleadec that the money was lent by plaintiff and his partner, and con- sequently could not sue in his own name, but in the name of himself and partner. Verdict for fltintiff- damages JE26 5s. and interest. Counsel for plaintiff, Mr Chilton, Q C. and Mr Nicboll; for defendant Mr E. V. Williams, and Mr Powell. Attorney for plaintiff, Mr James Thomas, Llandilo for defendant, Mr Popkin, Llandilo. Knight v Morse.—This was an action brought to recover a sum of money for work and laboir done for the defendant. In this case a verdict was taken by consent for the plaintiff, subject to arbitration. His Lordship left Carmarthen about four o'clock for Brecon, leaving the case Phillips v Harries as a remanet.
SPLENDID BEASTT.—A beautiful four-year-old Here- ford heifer, bred and fed by Capt. Rayer, of Longdon, was slaughtered last week by Mr Lilly, ofUpton-ou- Severn; the four quarters weighed 1244lbs.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. We have received a letter from Mr Warde, of Neath, ex- culpating the Relieving Officer of that Union which we will endeavour to insert next week. In the mean time we repeat that the minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Guardians when investigating the case, ought to be published. Nothing short of that will or should satisfy the public; and if the proceedings were fairly conducted, the obvious tendency of their official publication would be to raise th;) character of the Board in the estimation of all good men. Nor can anything short of that properly exculpate the officer. v r V
MERTHYR TYDVMj. AND BRECON, April 6, 1S39. A Ministry has at length been formed in France; essentially Conservative in its con- struction, but one which, it is thought, is not destined to exist long.-Otir English Ministry have been dining with the Lord Mayor of Lon- don: in whose presence that pattern of mercy, Lord NOKMANBY, was hissed, and Sir ROBERT PEEL loudly cheered. A tolerably INFELLIT^IBLE sign of the times; ronsiderin where the occur- rence took place.- The excellent Dr. TRENCH, Archbishop of Tuam, lias been removed from his scene of usefulness by death a man, whom as far as finite mortals can see, the Church of Ireland can ill spare at the present moment.—For the rest we refer our readers to the very admirable letter which follows; written on one of the most important topics that can occupy the public attention. The crowded state of our columns forbidding any remarks of our own this week. As it is, we are compelled to leave unfinished the report of the Usk Meeting, presided over by the Bishop of the Diocese: to say nothing of the Cardiff Eisteddfod, and other matters, suffi- cient to have filled a supplement. We shall do our best to bring up all arrears next Saturday.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND EDUCATION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE AND GUARDIAN SIR,-Tlie intention of our respected Dio- cesan to meet the Clergy of Monmouthshire, for the purpose of forming a Diocesan Society for Education, by means of the Established Church, must have highly gratified your readers; and as a Clergyman of another part of the Diocese, who has long wished that this subject could pub- licly and efficiently be brought before us, allow me to make your excellent journal the medium of a few remarks, which the present occasion may perhaps justify. In considering the subject of general edu- cation in the county in which I write, the preva- lence of the Welsh language materially forces itself npon attention. After as much observa- tion and enquiry as I can bring to bear upon the point, I imagine that any plan we adopt should be entirely English. The chief defence of this position I rest on the principle, that our plan must be essentially a prospective one. In educating the men and women of the next gene- ration, every one must perceive that it becomes of the greatest importance to prepare them for social changes in which the distinction of lan- guages must every year be lessened, and when a respectable knowledge of the English lan- guage must materially advance their success and happiness in 4ife. The instruction of the young throughout the empire must be carefully adapted to the present circumstances and haoits of the labour- ing poor. These are, in many instances, most unfavourable to solid improvement, and such as an intelligent and inventive zeal can never over- look. In particular, the greatest importance should be attached to the manner in which chil- dren, at the most tender age, are taken even from charity schools, where their education costs their parents notiling, to labour throughout the week for some trifling sum, often a few pence, to add to the scanty means of support their parents may obtain- Perhaps this misfor tune exists in Glamorgan to a greater extent than in Monmouthshire; at any rate within the range of the writer's observation, it is an evil fatal to such hopes for the next generation, as might otherwise arige from the means of educa- tion already in existence. This early removal of children from school may, in some instances, be checked by eflorts to impress on the minds of their parents, the superior importance of in- struction to any little gain their almost infant labours might obtain and the danger, lest their characters should be prematurely hardened, when the best qualities of mind and heart are for ever obliterated, even in the crisis of their early developement. But efforts of this kind can seldom succeed beyond the sphere of pas- toral and religious influence, leaving an im- mense amount of parental error and guilt to operate without the leait possibility of restraint. Besides, in many cases, hard necessity will be I found to act as a motive to what must, always be regretted, and particular circumstances will often afford irrisistable indwemenls to the igno- rant and weak. In short, the evil we are con- sidering must be admitted as one to be specially provided against, if we would give a due moral efficiency to any benevolent place of education for the labouring poor. On this account I have been led for se- veral years to attach more general imparlance than formerly to a system of Sunday-school instruction for the poor. An extensive and anxious observation on Sunday-schools in va- rious parts of the kingdom, has produced in mv mind a painful dissatisfaction with their aggre- gate efficiency. They are, in many instances, insulated efforts, distinguished in various ways by their irregularity, and in their religions cha- racter affording nothing but the most fragment ary and fugitive instruction. My regret on this account is great, because I entertain the convic- tion, that could a system of Sunday-school in- struction be properly organised in the Church, in connection with a large system of education, and perfective of its means, incalculably happy results would follow. There are many reasons why Diocesan Societies, multiplying through- out the kingdom, should devote particular at- tention to this subject; and in no Diocese, at least in relation to the county of Glamorgan, is it more important than in ours. The necessities of our population require particular attention 4o those, who pass from the instruction of their childhood and youth—both in schools on the week day and on Sunday—to habits of life which usually estrange them from their early religious discipline. In country places, thousands of this description speedily sink into ignorance and insensibility. In towns they have various stimulants to continue their reading, when the newspaper, the magazine, and the tale, supply the food of the mind; and when the club at the ale-house, or the rendez- vous of the excitable and the excited, draws them away from the domestic hearth, and from their home in the Church and at length irre- trievably engages them in that course of life in which the abuses of their early advantages often furnishes plausible objections to the friends of popular education. The zeal the Church now exhibits must not stop short of the protection and improvement of this class of persons. We must protect them in the dangers to which they are exposed, and provide facilities for their continuance within the pale of our instructions. Two ways will immediately occur to the mind, in which they may be benefitted, and our Church saved, in the experience of a future generation, from the indifference and hostility of those who enjoy in their childhood the privileges of its schools. First, they should be made the objects of catechetical instruction; for which purpose higher classes than are generally formed of the children in the school, should be constituted of those who leave it for service, apprenticeship, &c. And, secondly, libraries partaking, per- haps, both of a school and parochial character, should be established with particular regard to those who, having been prepared in our schools for confirmation, might on leaving them be directed to a profitable course of reading, without which it is almost impossible to keep them in safety amidst the temptations of the present age. And, observe, any school system now to be established, may be the means of centralization, in regard to all plans of this nature. These considerations will shew the essen- tial need of obtaining, as the foundation of any Diocesan system, the complete statistics of erln- cation throughout all the parishes of Llandaff: and this, I imagine, with the avowed design. first to incorporate all existing schools in the new plan and also, to ascertain how far more extended and varied efforts than have yet been attempted in various places, are necessary to an efficient education. In this last particular, the most careful enquiry, and the greatest honesty in making the required returns, are indispens- able. Nominal and inefficient s hools, originat- ing no superintendance ovor the YOllthful popu- la,iott -ftirnisliiiiz no Catechumens to the Minister-and entirely disconnected with other means of instruction, must be incorporated in an improved plan, for the sake of their instru- mental improvement, and niiist not be iiiiiiiited in its records, as already fulfilling its design in their respective localities. in conclusion, Sir, let me express my hopes that the present movements throughout the laid, on this subject, willleaù to the adoption of that wide view, which, perhaps, generally remains to be taken of the education of the public mind by means of our Clwrh. Thousands whom we have instructed in their childhood, have afterwards been educated in hostility against us* And has not this, to a great extent, been through our own neglect of them ? Hundreds of thousands also of the1 present generation, have grown up without any effort being made to bring them within our pale, or without the means of instruction at our hands being placed within their reach. Our Church, therefore, with all its practical impor- tance as a national establishment, has not, for sp.veral <renerations, educated the public mind in its consistent tutelage from youth to maturity. This is the fact. Let us candidly admit it, and make our admission with all the candour true penitence inspires. Let us look into the fact closely, and neither blind ourselves, nor cast a veil over the unpleasant object before our eyes. The more accurately we estimate the past, the better we shall be prepared for futurity. With a full knowledge and feeling of past error, we shall become the most capable of controlling present embarnssments, and most prompt to future duty- Among the misfortunes which a neo-lect of the high vocation of the church, in educating the public mind,has entailed upon us, it is not the least, that many among its ire tir)- prepared to admit that large view of it for which we now contend. We must aim at an embrace of the whole population of the empire, and at its preservation through all the stages and changes of life within the circle of our in. fluence. More than this, we must propose to ourselves the education of men, in the strictest or most philosophical sense of the term. The mind and heart must be disciplined. Element- ary learning must be joined with the education of circumstances, surrounding the next genera- tion with influences from which it will be impos- sible for them to escape; and with the highest morality of education—the moral power of a Christian education—moulding the motives and principles of action. We have arrived at a crisis in the history of modern states, when the existing education of the people must speedily prove the means of their improvement or over- throw. In the nations of Christendom this edu- cation must be made Christian, or their Chris- tianity will be placed in peril. And who does not see, that in our own nation in particular, the combined interests of education and Christianity are at this moment a solemn charge in the bands of* our establisliinent ? Here alone we find such disposable means as are necessary. Here alone is the spirit to which a successful appeal, when great in proportion to the exigences of the case, can ever be made. And here alone exist, in the simplicity of their nature, and the majesty of their pretensions, the great principles of truth, in the relation of Christianity to the state, on which a stable and complete fabric of zeal can ever be erected. Let us hope that our Church has been spared through its recent trials, for the enjoyment of a divine direction and blessing in the fulfilment of its duty in this respect. Let us encourage in each other the expectation, that in the merciful course of Providence, its destiny will soon appear greater than ever. Should the efforts which are now making end in a complete awakening of national zeal on this subject, and a complete organization of national activity, we may reasonably anticipate a triumph for our Church, greater than can be compared with any thing in its history-a triumph not in the party sense of the term, but in the fulfilment of the holy purpose for wh.ch it exists as the institu- tion of Christianity. The clergy and laity of every diocese in the kingdom must strenuously exert themselves for this purpose. We shall not, I trust, he be'ow comparison with others, according to the circumstances of our duty but succeed in laying a wide and firm founda- tion for the social and religions prosperity of this part of the Principality in future years, by means of the Church to which we belong. A GLAMORGANSHIRE CLERGYMAN.
CARDIFF CYMREIGYDDION SOCIETY. Oes y Byd i'r Iaith (ivmreie." Cyinru fn, sydd, ac a fydd?' PATRON, THE MOST NOBLE TH E M ARQU ESS OF BUTE. The Sixth Anniversary of this Society was held at the Town Hall Cardiff, on Monday, J. NICHOLL, Esq., M. P. President; The members met at the Aiigel Inn, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, and walked from thence in procession to the Town Hall; preceded by the flags and banners of the Cardiff, Cowbridgc, and Castleton Societies; and accompanied by the private baud of the Marquess of Bute, called "The Roval Gin morgan." The bel Is of the Church-rang merry throughout the morning but the rain which continued to fall in dripping showers, threw an air of gloom over the pro- ceedings, and prevented the attendance of many ladies and families, who would otherwise gladly, we doubt not, have been spectators of the scene. When the President took his seat in the hall, there was, despite the unfortunate weather, a very respectable assembly. The inspiriting strains of a national air, from the harp of Mr Jones, of Clifton, having ceased, The Chairman rose, and said it now became his duty to open as far as was consistent with his power and abilities,-th" proceedings of the day. The objects of these meetings had often been misrepresented. He was sure it was not their object or purpose, nor even a result to be expected from them, to foster national prejudices, or antipathies. They did not seek to check the career of improvement, nor to stay the progress of the English language. Far different, and ,uag more exalted, were the objects of those assemblies. Truly christian was their character,—to foster peace, and to cultivate good will to men. Their purpose was purely national; to encourage and maintain the study of the native literature and language: a language, at once one of the most ancient, copious, and flexible, of all. And in pursuing this purely national object, encouraging the progress of literature, and the love of learning, they by no means confined themselves to the Welsh language, but extended their defign to the love of learning, and tho literature of every lan- guage. It had been said by an old Roman Poet, that the loveof money increased according as the money itself inc-eased and it might be more beautifullv said of Imriiiiig,-tti,it the love of learning increased, according as its acquisition increased. Whoever had tasted of ;he pure and sacred stream, would wish to taste agaii. It was a stream that never palled upon the palati; it created a longing that could never be fully gratfied and it might safely be fed on without stint or linit. He wag quite satisfied that the love of learning and the literature of the national tongue, would enourage the study of the literature of other languages. Let them lo >k to Welshmen, and see if they confined themselves to their own language. Let them loot to some of their most distinguished men the crudit3 Chancellor of the Diocese, for instance and the Rev. Vlr Price, of Crickhowell, perhaps not even second tothe Rev. Bruce Knight, himself. They had trod the paths of learning, and not of their national language only, but also it, tile fields of Classic lore: and all vho were embued with a love of Welsii literature would be so also, he was sure, with that of other countries. Me who appreciated the beauties of Welsh poetry, would not despise those of Spencer, Shakspea'e, Bvron, and other English poets; nor would be disdain the eloquence of a Clarendon, a Hooker, a Robertson, or a Gibbon; nor yet hold lightly tie productions of an Addison, a Steele or a Swift. Such an one would not despise the knowledge of a Bacon, nor the graphic power of a Scott. If a knowledge and love of Welsh literature produced these good effects, who would not desire they should be extenled ? Whatever tended to instruct the mind, could net but chasten the dispositions of men and, in the beautiful language of another, he would add, that that which improves the understanding must tend to enlarjfo the heart. The speech, of which this if but a meagre outline, was interrupted throughout with bursts of applause. Mr Morgan Evans, of Caerphilly, addressed the meeting in Welsh, to the following clIect :-The principal feature and glory of the Welsh appears to consist in their nationality, and hearty p;ttriotisin.-i These they have manifested throughout past ages,in adhering to their language and customs, and in pre- serving their liberties and their rights. If we trace the historic page, in which the landing of the Romans in Britain is recorded, these noble principles were strikingly manifested in the firm resistance which ihc.y offered to their powerful foes, and they only yielded to the far more numerous army of Cmsar. Tlie courageous Druids of Anglesea most desperately opposed the malicious attacks of Paulinus and his villainous troops. Their nationality and love of country, stimulated them to the attempt they then made to ward off the direful blow, which threatened their beloved Wales. But who proved themselves the bravest of all Britons at that juncture 7 Were they not our ancestors the Silurians-the inhabitants of Gwent ancl Morganwg 7 They fousht until the soil was drenched with their blood, before they yielded up theii country to the invader. And this noble defence was made under the generalship of a native of Glamorgan, Caractacus, of immortal memory, who employed his sword in not less than thirty twy battles; nor was he conquered but hv the treachery of Cartesinnndua, Queen oi the Brigantcs. He could not do better than use the language of that noble Breton, the eloquent izio, in liis address at the Abergavenny anniversary. lheenrrgyj patriotism, and tas'o of the W elsli distinguish the in among the nations of the world. But through the goodness of Divine Providence, our fields were no longer fields of blood the swords had been converted into plouhshares, and the pi oughshares into pruning hooks; the people learned war no longer; peace and hrlrpllles prevailed. Yet the zealous and patriotic spirit continued to attach to their language and their custo'"8? and the proof of this was furnished by the preseiiee at that meeting of so large a num- ber of the respectable inhabitants of the neighbour- hood—of Bards and Literati, from various parts, who met together for the purpose of encouraging the pursuit of literature: jn short the prophecy of Faliesin, chief at bards, Eu haitl¡ a gadwant," (they will preserve their language ) notwithstanding all the changes that had occurred, yet the Welsh was preserved in its purity tothe present dav. The. Latin once spoken in tuis country, was now a dead lan- guage, but the Welsh flourished; it was spoken by liigh and low; and who would not join once more in using the words of their motro-" Oes y Byd i'r laitli Cvtnraeg ?" He concluded by reciting an Eu- glyn by the gifted Daniel Ddu. VValia a i hiaith ber %,i mlon,-gti ethawl Er gwaethaf gely nioa, Byw fytjdant er llwyddiant linn, Tra doniau, tit, a dynion." by tilf, "Jenny Jones" by the Clifton harper followed. Cawrdaf, who was the judge both of the prose and poetical compositions, addressed the assembly in Welsh; as he saw there were several of the competi- tors present, and knpw that they would not under- stand him if he spoke in English. tif- s,-iid, it wa,; well known to them that he had no anticipation of being called on to adjudicate. He had writtplI 011 several subjects when that honour was assigned to him; but he readily laid aside the fruit of his labours feeling it to be his duty, as it was his pleasure to serve his country. During the many years that he had competed with a very good measure of success yet he had been generally a loser in a pecuniary point of view and he who calculated on profit, would geno- rally bo disappointed. After some further observa- tions, he proceeded to award the prizes. By the Most Noble the Marquis of Bute. 1. For the host Iis»ay_ on^ the Establishment of Christianity in Glamorganshire. A Medal, value £ 3 3s. and a Premium of £2 -Is. On this important subject two compositions of very considerable merit had been received. They were under the fictitious signatures of Neiflon and Gildas. The former consisted of 11 folio pages, and the latter of 133 quarto. Neifion's composition, its history, and researches were excellent: but the immense labour, the indefatigable researches, and the impar- tial discussion of the subject by Gildag, entitled him to the prize. In fact his production was well worthas much more. Mr Morgan Lvans, of Caerphilly, was therefore invested by Mrs Morgan. On the e medal was engraved a fig-ure of St. Paul, with a roll in his hand, inscribed Bran ap Llyr. This is a faithful saying." The President congratulated the society on the first prize being gained by a native of Glamorgan- sljir,, ;-he would add, a native genius of Glamor- ganshire. He was sure that none present would have begrudged the prize going to any part of the world; still that it should have been gained by a native, was surely matter of rejoicing. By John Nicholl, Esq., M.P. 2. For the best Essay on the Love of our Country, her Institutions, and Literature, showing particulary that free Institutions are favourable to the developement of talent and genius."—A Medal value £5 59. and a Premium of £5 5s. Three splendid compositions had been received; signed Dryw, Blawryngydd Hen, and Bleddyn. Dryw's composition, from beginning to end, was expressed in strong, elegant, and energetic lan- guage; but it Was too general, and not sufficiently lengthy to compete with its two long-winded com- petitors. Blawryngydd lieu's was a largo 4to To- luiiie, written with peculiar taste and judgment. A glance at it would shew that the author was a good antiquarian, and well versed in ancient and modern history. His orthography was however not very perfect. n:cddyn's composition \ViiS also an nnmense volume. There were a few inadvertencies, but not so many ns in the preceding competitor's. In it, notice was taken of every thing mentioned in the treatise of Blawryngydd Hen; and in addition there was a mass of valuable matter; particularly the ingenious section oil the justice and beauty of the laws of this re,dm. Bleddyn WilS tlICreforc entitled to the prize hut the judge at the same time expressed a wish that a prize had been appointed for the second best as well, Mr B. liAxvcn, Whitchurch, was invested with a very elegant medal. The inscription round the rim, and the feathers in the centre, were raised; and presented a very magnificent appearance. The President a short tiill,! after, announced to the second best, that on the recommendation of the judge, he should award him a prize of .£3 3s. Morfydd Glan Taf sang" Tile Rising of the Lark." She was evidently in ill health; but her execution was nevertheless at once sweet and powerful; and she elicited considerable applause. By T. W. Booker, Esq. For the t),kt Fssiy oil the Nliiier-il Basin of Gla- iliorgati.A Medal value E3 3s., and a Premium of £ 2 2s. Only one composition had been received, under the signature of Bryndu the postage of which not having been paid, according to the published rules of the Society, it could not be received into competition. By D. IV. Davies, Esq., and a Friend. 5. "For the best Work of Fiction. Illustrative of Welsh Manners and Castoins.A Niedal value C2 28 and a Premium of £1 Is. One excellent composition had been received. The orthography was indifferent; and a material point in the old traditionary tale of Shon Heynallt, the harper, was omitted. The author was adjudged to he en- titled to tho prize on condition of his supplying the omission, and correcting the orthography. The sig- nature was Mabinog; and the author Mr B. Jones, Cardiff, was invested by Mrs Edwards. The medal bore the representation of an author seated in his study. By Henry Lewis, Esq., Park. 6 -1 For the best EMay on Hypocrisy.—A Medal value £ 2 2s. Three compositions signed Sion Mewn Gofid, Hof- fwr Cyfaill Cywir, and Arnryliw Gwlad Forgau, had been sent in. The first two were deficient in ortho- graphy but the postage of the last was unpaid, which put it out of the lists; and the prize was awarded to Sion Mewn Gofid. The author, Mr Wm. Rees, Cardiff, was invested by Mr Price. The medal represented a double faced man,—a sort of dandyfied Janus. By David Hopkins, Esq., Eli Rise. 7. For the bt^st Song to the Lanharan Hounds."— A Medal value £ '< £ 2s. There were four competitors, whoso productions were all excellent. Iheir fictitious names were Gwalchmai, Nimrod miu Mynydd, Gwerfyl Goch, and lanto'r Helwr. The last was a very superior com- position but the perfect alliteration, the flow of language, as well as the judicious arrangement of the subject, entitled Gwalchuiai, David Evans, of Llan- haran, to the prize. The medal exhibited the Ltan- haran pack at full cry. By Mr Daniel Evans, Ash Grove, and other Lovers of Cwrw da." 8. For the best Song, (not !ess than 100 lines) ridiculing Ieetotalers and Teetotalijm, imputing it to their weakness and ignorance; and shewing, particu- larly the Benefits, I"ivilev(-s 'an,) Comforts that arise from drinking Beer and Wine in Moderation."—-A Medal value £ 2 2s., and a Premium of £ [ Is. One composition signed Dr. Achen, Iiad been re- ccivtd. It was described by the jddge as humorous, witty, and smooth in language. The author's name was Kbenezer < homas, of Caerphilly. A substitute, William Anthony, was, in his absence, invested by Miss Harris. The medal represented a healthy old farmer. By ilirs Booker. For the bst Poern on a Welsh Country Chnrch- yaid. as seen ou faster SLinday.11-A Medal, valtie.El In. Two coin positions, si, ned Y Dryw, and Byr ei Gam, bad been received. There were some very pretty and pathetic lines in the first; but the second was the best. The author's name was David Davies, (Dewi Emlyn) ol Rhymuey Iron Works. He was not present- .Yr Kos Fach sang "Glan Meddwdod Mwyn." After which the next prize was awarded. By lIlrs Morgan, Cardiff. 10. For thu best Poem on the Hisibg of the Sun in the Iti)iiti, of a I,vaitte XI Is. T hree compositions had been received. Breudd- wydioll was the victor;-D,tvid D,tvie-ttie same person who tvon the preceding prize. The medal represented a landscape, with the sun rising. For the next prize, By Ifiss Phillips, Eli Rise. 11. For the best Ode on LlandatF."—A Medal, value £ 1 Is. composition had been received. By Mr Edward Evans. 12. For the iic-it Twelve Stanzas on Music.—A Medal value c I Is. Three compositions of g-rf'at merit and possessing considerable poetic talent, had been received. They were signed P.-roi iaethydd, Gabriel, and E .s Ffili. The first was entitled to the prize. The author was John Lloyd, bookbinder. Crickhowell. He was not present. The medal represented Apollo with his y i-e. Richard Jones sang a national air, accompanied by Jones of Clifton, on the harp. By J. Bird, Esq. 13. "For the best Account of the Castles of Caer- phiily, Castell Cuch, and St. Quilitiu.A Medal value £ 1 h. I wo compositions, signed Ah Tidi Gawr, and Ivor Bach, had been received. I he first evinced con- siderable research, and was well worth a guinea, in the estimation of Cawrdaf; hut the second exhibited a:»o great ability, besides extending to no le-" Ihall forty-one pages." The latter proved to be a youth of about fifteen years of age, Samuel Evans, of Caer- philiy. Miss Ann Harris invested him amidst loud applause. The medal presented a view of Caerphilly Castle. r J By the same. 14. "For the best Son, not less than 82 lines, half Welsh, half Rngiish, to the Old Wehh Aw 0f • Aderyn du ar dro.' "A Medal vaiue £ 1 Is. A ion, signed Brythill, (Taliesin ab Gwilym Morganwg) Taliesin Williams, Newbridge, was the only one received. To it the prize was awarded. Cawrdaf pronounced it well written, soft, and pathetic. F or the two following prizes there were no com- petitors. By Mr Lt. Jenkins, Stationer. 15. For the best Twelve Stanzas on the Unity lately formed between the Bretons and the Welsh through the former visiting the last Anniversary of the Abergavenny Cymrcigyddioa Society." A Medal, value £ 1 Is. By Mr William Jones, (Gwilym Hid.) 16. "For the best Ode on Saicite.A Medal, value X2 2s. Cawrdaf then gave judgement on the next prize. By Mr Lt. Davies, Draper. 17. 11 For the best Six Stanzas, oa the Bute Ship Ca.al.A Medal, value ft Is. Two competitors. Crispin, and Nofiedydd. In consequence of an error or two in the stanzas of the latter, the former bore away the prize. Miss Ballard invested Win. Rees, of Cardiff, with a medal, on which was an engraved view of the Bute Ship Caual. By Mr John Thomas, Three Cranes. 13. For the best song on the Beauty of the Maids of Glamorgan. (Morwynion glan Morganwg,) I on, 'Codiad yr Khedydd. A Medal, value £ 1 13. Cawrdaf, the judge, expressed his regret at the bad taste and feeling exhibited by the bards. Four songs had been composed on the Lanharan hounds, but not one on the beautiful maids of Glamorgan (A smothered titter.) The President took an entirely different view of the case. He was not surprised that the men of Glamorgan should have abandoned such a task in despair! He admired the merit as well as the modesty of the Glamorganshire men at all times. The painter of oideu time had veiled the beauty of his subject, and left it to imagination to supply that which he despaired of picturing, with anything approaching to justice. Any poem would be sure to fall short of the truth; and he (the Presi- dent) could only feel surprised at the presumption of the person who bad placed such a subject in the list for competition. Whoever attempted it, should have a flight as bold as Spencer, and piniolts as strong as the poets of our native land and even then he would fail! [This sally was interrupted with bursts of uncontrollable laughter; and we fear we have but feebly caught the spirit of the speaker, and the tenor of his wit. Two things cau never be well done at once and having laughed so heartily, we are fearful the correctness of our notes has suff'ered.J The next prize was, of course, not awarded. By Mr J. Thomas. 19. "For a Translation of the successful Song into Engiish, on the Maids of Glamorgan." A Premium of 10s. 6d, A translation must be sent in by every com- petitor on this subject. Five competitors appeared for the next prize. By Mr Thomas White, Whitchxirch. 20 For the best 40 lines, on a Night View of Pen. tyrch Iron Works, viewed from Caiteli Coch. t Medal value £ 1 1 s. The compositions were signed Svniedvdd, Ivor Bach, Morthwyl Forge, Dallhuan, and Cawr Bach y Castell. They all possessed considerable poetic talent. Ilor Bach had ch»sen for his theme the sweet metie of "Glan Meddwdod Mwyn," (Good Humoured and Merry,) the alliteration of which was carefully preserved. In the lust stanza, after paying a due compliment to the worthy proprietors, Messrs. Blakcmore and Booker, he concluded with the wish that the end of their works might be "the wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds." her Bach, Mr Eli Evans, of Whitchurch, obtained the medal, which presented a view of tho Pentyrch ,11 Iron Works. By Cabbage. 21. For the best Kssay on the Benefits and Com. forts, arising to a Cottager from the Cultivation of Vegetables, in Cottage Gardens, within the County of <Tlamorgan."—\ Medal value fl Is. Gwenvnen was the so'e competitor. His matter was good, but his orthography deficient. The medal representing a cottager at work in his garden, was presented to Hrm. Ree-, of Cardiff. The President then rose and said, that the great object of the Society was the encouragement of literature, which it sought to effect by the present- ing of prizes to successful candidates but he thought the object was also promoted by the ad- dresses of those acquainted with the Welsh lan- guage; and who were competent to speak on sub- jects connected lVith Cymreigyddion Societies. He therefore invited any one present to come forward and address the meeting. Mr W. Jones, (Gwilym Ilid), then rose and said, about three years atro, when he had the happiness first to attend an anniversary of this Society, the subjects proposed for competition were few, and the number of competitors was also small but to-day, the change must be observed with pleasure, not only by him, but by all present. The prizes were numerous, and a large number ot candidates pos- sessing no mean talent competed for them. One of the objects contemplated by the Cymreigyddion Societies, was to induce the Welsh to study the literature of tiieir country but though this object would be partially attained by the multiplication of similar Societies, yet, nnless the successful com- positions were made lJIore generally known than they have hitherto been, the object will not be adequately realized. They should be printed, if not in a periodical exclusively devoted to the purpose, they might be circulated through the Principality by in- serting them in some of the periodicals which now happily abound in our country. The Abergavenny Cymreigyddion had expressed an intention to adopt some plan for giving to (he public the compositions which had won their prizes, and he hoped that other Societies would follow so excellent an exam- ple Sy Mr Mark Marks, Cardiff. 22. For the best short Hssay on the Beauties of the Creatlou. -A Medal value L2 2s. There were six excellent compositions. Un Mewn Syndod, Mr Evan Evans, of Swansea, ob- tained the prize. Adam naming the animals was the subject of the medal. We mclJ as well mention in this place, that the whole of the tIIed,lI,. were executed by Mr Marks; and that in the selection of the designs, we consider he had, in m"st instances, evinced considerable taste and judrmllic!nt. The subjects of each we have taken occasion to parlicujarise in our report, along with the awards. By Mr Daniel Malhias. 23. For the best a2 lines, with their translation into Eng.ish, (mosur rhydd), to the Most Noble the Marquis of Bute, for his continued patronage to the Cardiff Free School, and the benefits arising from the Education received therein.A Premium of "Coil Gwynfa," (Paradise Lost.) by Dr. Owen 1'ughe, F.tl.S neatly bound. There were two competitors, Ceiliog and Cymro. The latter, Mr Win Rees, Cardiff, obtained the prize. Mr Llewellyn tenkins addressed the meeting in Welsh after which lr Jones, of Clifton, played on the harp. The next prize awarded was offered By Mr J. E. Dibb, Merthyr Tydvil. 26. "For the best Rssay on the propriety of creating an Order of Merit for the Principality nf Wales." To be accompanied with an English translation.—A Pre- mium of £"225. We can conceive no act of our present Queen which would more conduce to her popularity here, than the creation of an Order of Knighthood for Wales." Vide MERTHYR GOARDIAN, Oct. 6, 1838. One competitor only appeared, under the fictitious name of Dew i. The judge in delivering his award, said the author proved himself the possessor of a vast store of knowledge; that he was a complete master of both languages; that his Essay consisted of no less than eighty-two closely written pages; and that it would be difficult to give the auihor too much praise. Dewi being called, Mr Henry Evans, of Cardiff, appeared and was invested by Ifrs J. E. Dibb, with a medal representing an ancient hon- ourable Welsh Order; the dress somewhat resem- bling that of a bishop of the present day. By the Loyal Cardiff Castle Lodge of Odd Fellow*. 25. For the best Ode on Odd Fellowship." A Medal, value E3 3s. and a Premium ot .£2 2s. Two odes were sent in competition; both of very superior merit signed O lydd and Philomela. The latter traced the order from its commencement to the present day, with considerable ability; ending his talented ode hy observing, that he had told every tiling he dared, and inviting the readers who might wish to become better acquainted with the order. to become members. Miss Price invented Gwilini Uid with a medal, bearing the Odd Fellows' Arms. By Mr Benjamin Evans, Cardiff. 26. For the best Ode in memory of the late Rev. D. Davies, L.L.D, of Cardiganshire," Author of Te'.yn D(lewi.A M.tdal value £ 2 2-. There was but one ode presented foi-judgineia, and it was deemed unworthy the prize. By Mr S. Stourenghi, Cardiff. 27. For the best Ode not exceeding 200 li'ies, on the Resurrection of the (lead.A Iledat value £ 2 2. Cristion and Luther competed; both their odes were of great merit; but the former was the best. The author, John Howell, (Bardd Coch) was called but did not appear. By Miss Barrett, Cardiff drmt. 28. "For the be At Translation of the Maid of Sker A Medal, value X] Is. Benjamin, and Llwyd ei Gydyn, competed. The former, Mr Win. Thomas, printer, Carmathen, was the victor. II. Morgan, Esq., begged to address a few words to the meeting on the present glorious occasion. Six or seven years ago he had no idea of ever seeing the Society in Lts present proud position; patronized by the Most Honorable the Marquess of Bute; and presided over by the Mem- ber of the Borough, John Nicholl, Esq. After so much had been said in praise of these institu- tions, he would only add that if a man were fond of his native language, he could not fail to be so of the land of his birth. At present they were enjoying the blessing of peace; but if ever Welsh- men were called to come forward to aid the cause of their country, they would not be found back- ward but in proportion to their veneration for their language, would be the zeal with which they would defend their native soil. Three cheers were then given for the President. Three times three, and one cheer more for the Ladies. The President expressed his sense of the honour done him in linking the chers given him with those for the ladies; and assured the Meeting of his sincere attachment to their native soil, and its fair inhabitants. The morning meeting being concluded, the Mem- ber!' of the Society returned in procession to the Angel Itin where at four o'clock THE DINNER was attended by about a hundred gentlemen John Nicholl, Esq., Presiding; supported by the Mayor of Carditf, and Henry Morgan, Esq. After the cloth was removed "Glory to God in the highest" was said by the Chairman, by way of grace; and then followed the toasts. The Chairman, addressing the company as Cymry, gave Oes y byd i'r laith GyinrLieg" The private band of the Mar- quess of Uute playing a national air. A noisy fellow, called Thomas,said he had, at the Town llall, met the President on a former occasion, and had addressed him abruptly; but he was now sorry for having done so, and was glad to see him in the Chair on the present occasion as, in his opinion, a good Tory was better than a bad Whig. Before he had arrived thus far, the man. was heartily hissed, and it was only on the intercession of the Chairman he was listened to so long*. The Chairman said the next toast ought to be re- ceived with enthusiastic loyalty not least so amongst Welshmen, On a former occasion her Majesty had presided at one of those meetings and had bestowed a token of honour on one of the judges of that day's proceedings. Her Majesty might therefore be said to be, to a certain extent, identified with that day's proceedings. He gave "The health of our young, virtuous,and lovely Queen. (Great cheering) Air —"God save the Queen." "The Royal Family" was given by the President. Cawrdaf addressed the compaDy in Welsh, pro- nouncing an eul >gium, and concluding by giving the health of the Chairman, (Three times three, and one cheer more.) The Chairman was unprepared at so early an hour of the evening tor this honour, much less for the kind a id cordial manner in which it had been received. Unfortunately in early years he had heen removed from this country; he had not sucked in with his mother's milk, their beautiful language. He had en- deavoured once to learn it; but that he had not «uc- J ceeded very far, he had only regretted once, and that was always. It was truly pleasing to observe the kindly feelings which prevailed in the morning meeting, where the unsuccessful competitors as well as the successful ones mingled together without the appearance of any other sentiment than that of a generous and highwrought emulation. He proposed the health of that Nobleman who was their Patron who took great interest in its progress; and from whom the Society had received such an impetus at an Eisteddfod a few years since. At Cardiff it could not be uecessary to pass an encomium on that Nobleman; lie only desired them to look round at the works of charity and those of a public niittire they were bis best encomium. "Our Noble Patron," was then drunk with all the honours. Th Chairman proposed" The health of the suc- cessful competitors." He regretted he knew so little 1 of the compositions but they had had the judgments of Cawrdaf, which in sume measure compensated. Without these societies, he asked, would the genius of those competitors have been called forth? And who were those competitors? Were they those who had been brought up in ease and luxury? No In almost every instance they were men who lived by the sweat of their brow and they had therefore the glory of distinguishing themselves in the paths of literature,-the flowery paths of learning. They felt gratified in the obtaining medals of merit but how much greater should be their pleasure who t had afforded them that gratification. Iu conferring honour on them they had done credit to them- selves. He gave The successful competitors and might they yet go oil, ai)d add new laurels to those they had already won," (A bumper, nine cheers, aud one cheer more.) Mr Morgan Evans returned thank-s as one of the successful competitors. H. Ddu o Ddyfed then spnke as follows;- Mr President, Vice-President aud Gentlemen; As one of the humble competitors of this day's ad. I judication, I rise to return thanks for the kiud man- ner in which the toast has been received. You received the various toasts already given, with remarkable enthusiasm;—the national one,—the Queen, — (ha Royal Family,—the Marquess of Bute, &c. &c.; but in no instance did I notice a greater manifestation of cordiality and good feeling than what I agreeably observed in the reception of the one now under notice. It shows clearly thaI yonr hearts are in the ca-ise of Welsh literature; and although I have not at command words that are sufficiently strong to ex- press my feelings on the occasion, receive it in the gross, as embodying all the thankfulness that the heart of a Welshman can feel, and his tongue utter. Being a native of a distant hamlet in Dyted (eight miles from St. David's) and having become, in the providence of God, a resident among you some six years ago, I have not appeared in the camp of dissipators, but have endeavoured to employ my leisure hours for the purpose of improvement, and have frequently appeared as a competitor for prizes in these meetings, without any disparagement aris- ing from the result of my feeble efforts touching my future engagements; and such has been the case < this day, in the only attempt in which I have been engaged, for this anniversary; and it is my de- termination to go ou in quest of pearls that are yet undiscovered in the history of my country. Our Honourable President observed that he was glad to notice the absence of jealousy in the competitors they certainly have no cause to feel unpleasant when they are satisfied that each receives his medal for his own labour. I hope that competitors will go on generally hand in hand, and use every effort in their power to perpetuate the language of Wales on the plains of Siluria, as long as the sun of nature will continue to shine on the hillocks and glens of that notable country. The Chairman felt he needed some of the censure cast by the judge of the day at one part of the pro- ceedings; he would now endeavour to make up for it by giving II The Ladies of Glamorgan," and in conjunction with them those of the fair sex who bad enlivened the morning meeting with their songs. Yr Eos Fach, as she could not return thanks in a speech, expressed her acknowledgments bv singing very sweetly and prettily, ,l Ye banks and braes of bonny Doou." The Chairman was afraid bis voice would seem I harsh after the beautiful melody just sung. He must, however, remind them of the difficulty pain and delicacy, of pronouncing respecting the merits often nearly equal,- of the various candidates. That duty Cawrdaf had well performed, and they would all heartily join in drinking his health. Cawrdaf said he was inadequate to return thanks, least of all in English. He had not language to express himself in; but he had a warm heart humble as he was, in the cause of the literature and crlory of the Welsh nation. It was true the office of literary judge was no sinecure and besides that, he often made twenty enemies for one Iriend. He- was in a difficulty; a large number had drank his health he could not return the compliment seriatim (Iolld laughter.) But he would do his best, and from the bottom of his heart would pledge them altogether in a single bumper. [The remaining speeches at the dinner, and the report of the evening meeting, will be given in our next.] "##
GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY, CARDIFF. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board, from March 26th, to April Ist, 1839, inclusive. IN-DOOR PATIE-ITS -Reiinaitied by last Report, 19; Admitted since, 2-21. Discharged—Cured and fte- li?v< 4; For irregLI'itv, or at their own desire, 0 Died, 0-4:. Remaining, 17. OUT-DOOR PATIENTS—Remained by last Report, 7.1-; Admitted sines, 26 100. Discharged—Cured and Ivclieved, 12; For irregularity, or at their own desire, 2-1-1. Remaining, 86. Medical Officers for the Week. Physician, Dr. Moorc,-Consulling. Surgeon, Mr Recce,-Surgeon" Mr Davis, -V isi.toi-4, Mr Hopkins and Mr Llovd. THOMAS JACOB, House Surgeon. .1-### MYSTERIOUS DEATH.—In the beginning of Novem- ber last, a servant man working at Red Farm, near Cowbridge, after leaving off Work, went to his father's, at Pencoed, for the purpose of fetching- clothes lie was missed the following morning, and no. trace of him was discovered until Monday week last,, when he was found drowned in the Ewenny river,, near Pencoed, over which he had to cross on his way- home. He was 19 years of age, and bad 12s. iu his; pocket. A Covr, last week, belonging to Mr John Morgan, of Lisworney, near Cowbridge, brought forth an ex- traordinary calf, having two heads, two necks two tails, seven leg! and eight feet. THE PooR -ov THE PARISH OF LANTWI'rbtxve had another liberal supply of coals distributed amongst them by Daniel Jones, Esq., of Beau pre, and a sub- scription is about being set on foot in order to procure coals and blankets for the poor of tbo adjoining parish of St. Donatts, who have suffered greatly from the wet and cold in their wretched hovels throughotit the, winter. It is to be hoped that every body will give- his mite for this charitable purpose.- CFrona a Corres- pondent.] FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR JostAn RICHARDS. Yesterday week the remains of this ill-fated gentle- man were interred in a vault in Dowlais Church-yard Thousands of spectators were present on the mournful occasion. The corpse was borne by the workmen of Riiymtiey, at their own particular request; and the- procession stretched from near Rhymney to the- Dovvlais pond. Tbe church was crowded to excess and a very solemn and appropriate address was de- livered by the Rev. K Jenkins; the substance of which we bad intended to publish, bad not the crowded state of our columns compelled us to abandon the- design. A living and a valuable examole of tiue ati(-r practical Christianity has thus been taken away; we- trust it may be found of him that be being dead yet. speaketh." J THlr DQWLAIS BoYs' NATIONAL SCHOOL was t%- amined on Wednesday week in geography, writings arithmetic, and religious knowledge; when the-ahi- dren acquitted themselves with considerable aitiirty, and with credit to their master. CORONER'S INQUESTS.—On WednesdayallCtThurs- day last, inquests, were held, before Win* Meyrick, Esq., (in consequence of the illness of W. Davies,. Esq., Coroner,) at the Owen Glendwr, Dowlais; on the former day, on the body of David Lewis, miner, 22 years of age; who was killed in a level the pre- vious day; and on Thursday, on Evan Williams,, block-layer, who was killed the same morning, in a coal level, at Dowlais, by a hrge quantity, about 7 tons, of earth and stones falling on him. He died instantaneously. Verdict, in each case, Accidental death." The latter unfortunate deceased has left a. wife and two children. About the same time this poor man lost his life, a- lad, named John Williams, broke his leg in a leveL near tho above place.