y iftimmoutltgiurf. CLIFTON BALL.—-The Assembly Rooms at Long'c, Hotel, on Thursday next, it i3 expected, will exhibit a brilliant company. His Grace the Duke of Beau- fort, with the officers of the Gloucestershire 1: eomanry are expected to be present. The Regiment of Gloucestershire Yeomanry Ca- valry, under the command of their noble Colonel ais Grace the Duke of Beaufort, are expected to arrive in this city to-day, for permanent duty. The he au quarters will, as usual, be at the White Lion.-relix Farley. ELECTION OF GUARDIANS.—At the annual election crimrdians. which took nlnrt> in March last, in this b' co. town, one of the overseers of the parish neglected to give in a list of names, which was sent to him, in pro- per time, a protest was made against the election, which was afterwards declared to be illegal. The Poor Law Commissioners have now issued an order to the overseers to make a fresh election, which will take place on the 15th inst. A list of the names must be sent to the overseers seven days prior to the day of election. -Beaco)i MONMOUTHSHIRE CANAL COMPANY.-On Thursday week, a special general meeting of the proprietors of this navigation, was held at the Company's house, pursuant to advertisement, to take into consideration Mr Summers Harford's plan for substituting rails for the tram plates at present used on the roads of the Company. Mr Harford fully explained to the meet- ing his plan, which appeared to aiford general satis- faction. After much discussion on the merits of the plan, a resolution was carried for obtaining the report of the eminent engineer on the subject, which is to be submitted to another general meeting of proprietors, to be held in July, and which will finally decide whe- ther the plan will be carried into effect or not. Monmouth monthly market was held on Wednes- day week, and was but thinly supported. No fat beasts were offered. Sheers were scanty and obtained a ready demand. Ewes and Iambs fetched 7d per lb; pio-s were rather in advance. ANTHRACITE COAL.—We copy from the Mining Journal of last wcek the following important state- ment on the relative merits of anthracite and oven COke" "4th June, 1840. Ic SIR,-W(, forward you the particulars you require respecting the Anthracite steamer. She plies regu- larly between llungcrford Market and Woolwich, and makes three trips a day each way, at the following hours, v iz. FllOM IIUNGEKFORD. LILOM WOOLWICII. -in. 4 At 101 a-m. At 12J p.m. 24 1P.M. 4 .1 p.in. 611). in. Si i,,m. "The distance is about twelve miles, so that she performs about seventy-two miles per day on an average. She is about one and a half hour on the passage, but as she stops at Loudon Bridge, Shadwoll, Greenwich, and Blackwall, to take in passengers, by which she loses at least quarter of an hour, she moves at about the ritte of ten miles per honr. She keeps up steam from thirteen to fifteen hours, and burns, during- that time, somewhat less than one ton and a quarter of anthracite. We have another new boat, the Queen Victoria, the engines of which are thirty horse power this boat consumes, on an average, about one ton aii(i & half of oven coke, nt 4ns per ton. so that this boat costs us GO" per day for fuel whereas the Anthracite only burns one and a quarter ton of anthracite, at 30s, being 37s 6d, but the engines of the Anthracite are only 25 horse power, so that if she also was of 30 horse power, she would cost 43s per day. In consequence, we find that the expense of fuel for the coke burning boat is nearly 50 per cent, greater than that for the Anthra- cite. We remain, Sir, Your very obedient servants, (Signed) "\VILLIAI CUSSISGIIAJlI. WILLIAM GILES." CRICKET.—The return match between the" Mon mouth Gentlemen of Law," and those whom victory again has crowned, came off on Tuesday week. Great exertions were ma le by those of legal sway," but, alas resulting for them most dire, with similar success to the former failure-the following being the result 11 First Inninns. Second Innings. W. Jones o c1>y J. George 2 b by Bellamy R7.Wn, 1 c Bellamy 26 b W.Wanklyu T.G. Matthews () c W. Wanklyn 42 ditto G- \V aniciyn 11 c King 1 c J. G. George o a, 6 7 not out 2 b Bellamy It nomas yb Bellamy 0 not out 8 b W. Wanklyn 0 b Bellamy J. POWICB OB ditto 24 c. Oakley F. VVall 0 c Greatrex 0 b Bellamy Avery o 4 b W.Wanklyn Byes 3 (i S2 107 First Inninqs' Second Twungs W. Wanklyn <20 h W. Jones 33 b VV. Jones VV. Bellamy i run out 1 b R. Wall J. G. George 1 b II. Wall 7 not out J.Nicholas 8 runout 0 b VV. Jones '1'. Oakley 3 fl J. George 5 b ditto S George .[[ 3 b W.Jones 11 runout r. Greatrex 0 c ditto 0 c W. Jones J. Kin-, 0 b ditto 3 b It. Wall VV. Horton 4 not out I b W. Jones J. E. Powles .() 1 b R. Wall Byes 6 3 dfi 65 By way of remark we feel bound to do honour to tne batting of Messrs. Matthews, Wanklyn, Wall, and Powles, as being of a most desperate pace," and keeping the fielders" constantly on the qui rive, and continually moving in fact, the entire game afforded much excitement and sport, not only to those interested in propria persona, but also to a goodly sprinkling of the beauty and fashion of the town, who graced by their presence the field of anxious doubt, but well earned glory. SHOCKING DEATH.—On Tuesday week a labouring man, in the employ of Air Goslin, malster, &c., ol Monmouth, who was subject to occasional spasmodic attacks, whilst in the act of driving some pigs to his master's farm, was seized with a fatal paroxysm, from the effects ot which he suddenly fell in the road and almost instantly expired. He had a few minutes pre- viously told a lad who accompanied him, that he had had a painful spasm whilst taking the pigs out of a meadow. The deceased was about 50 years of age, and had an aged mother entirely dependant upon him for her support. On Sunday week, a eliild, sou of a man named VVatkins, living, in Clifford s Court, Monmouth, be- tween the age ot three and four, whilst playing alone in a pathway- leading from some gardens behind the above to the river Monnow, fell into the water and was drowned, l he child s parents were from home at the time, and the deceased was left to the charge of an elder brother, who must have neglected his duty, as upon a medical examination of the body, Dr. Hol- brook pronounced it to have been in the water an hour before it was discovered. The melancholy tidings which awaited the parents' return, produced a most painful scene. A coroner's inquest was held on the body on Tuesday following, and a verdict of acci- body oil I- dental death was returned. Mr Wyatt has issued notices cautioning persons against netting or laying night lines in the river Mon- now and we understand that all offenders will be prosecuted; is the case we may again expect soon to have the Monnow celebrated lor its trout fishing, which would be of great benefit to the llUUl O' I m, 7. town of Monmouth. Merlin. MELANCHOLY CASE OF HYDROPHOBIA.—A boy, of the name of Webb, about seven years of age, the son of industrious parents, resimng at Wye bridge, Mon- mouth, was bitten in the, hice by a mad dog, so long back as the beginning ol February last. The wound was dressed at the time by Mi W. Prosser, surgeon, and nothing more thought of it; but on Wednesday! the '27th of May, he was seized with a violent pain in the face, which continued to mcreaae, and he became quite deranged. So vIOlent, were the fits that he re- quired two persons to hold him. He continued in this state until Sunday jweek, when death released him from his sufferings. Citurri "• !V. last, in (be parish of Christ Church, Newport, near the church. A person named Griffiths, of Caerleon, a tailor, was in tLe- c-fiiir. The meeting consisted of Simeon, of Bristol, and others ad-'ressed them, pouring out a bountiful abuse of the present Govommeut and theWhigs: resolutions were proposed and of course, carried Morgan, a Chartist of noto- riety, of Hi istol, was proposed to be brought forward as a candidate to represent the county on the first opportunity, n"d a petition was agreed to for the free ["n:) of Frost nd his CONCERT AT NEWPORT.—Mrs PiUiiiger's concert to-»k place nt tbe King's Head luu,Newport, on Wed- pc;c;hy evening bst; it was well and respectably attended, passed off very satisfactorily. NKVVPO.IT CIIUSCU SCHOOLS. — On Whitmondav, the chlldivti of the Sunday school in connection with the enure.1 in Newport, were, according to custom, examined in St.' Paul's Church, by the Rev. It. Thomas, who shortly addressed them and the visitors present on the beneficial effects resultiug from Sabbath school tuition. Thecililrlrell of both the National and Sunaay schools were afterwards regaled with cakes and wine, to the number of 800, in the rooms of the National Schools lately erected in this town. The wa::s wero tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens, and the portrait of Sir Charles Morgan, the munificent Patron of the schools, presented an appropriate and interesting object to the view of all Tssembicd. The company present were evidently highly gratified with tho orderly behaviour and cheer- ful appearance of so numerous a body of the children of the poorer classes, now being reared in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and separated with the fullest conviction of the necessity of using- every exertion for tbe efficient support of so promising and useful an institution. The Customs' Dntv Bill was read a third time, on Friday night, in the "House of Commons, and passed. The Chancellor of the Exchequer then brought for- ward a resolution, fixing the principle upon which the additional duty is to be imposed upon timber. lie has altogether abandoned the addition of 5 per cent., 1. ¡- I' c, 1 anu in lieu 01 it substitutes an auvance 01 is. Oll. per load, indiscriminately on British, Colonial, and Foreign timber. The "additional duty will only be levied on measured timber, the smaller articles remaining as before. The new taxes may be considered to be dis- posed of finally. In consequence of a difference between the coal masters and their men. The colliers have turned out in some of the collieries in tr.e county, for an increase of wages, and until the differences are settled, the quantity of coal from that usually shipped from this port will be considerably lessened. On Saturday afternoon a coroner's inquest was held at St. Barth olomew's Hospital, on view of the j body of Mr William Williams, a veterinary surgeon, residing at Malpas, near Newport, Monmouthshire, aged 35. It appeared from the evidence that on Tuesday previous deceased came by coach to town from Bristol, and that about two o'clock in the morn- ing he fell from the seat at the back of the coach (the Regulator), where there was no one at the time but himself. He was brought to town, and was after- wards taken to the above hospital, where everything proper was done for him, but without effect, and he died in five hours after. Delirium tremens was brought on by the Occident. Verdict-Accidental death. On Monday last, the town of Treilerrar was on the qui five at an early hour, in expectation of the pro- cession of the Odd Fellows, which had been announced to'take place, for the purpose of forming aWidows and Orphans' Fund. About eleven o'clock, the various lodges of the district, the members of which amounted to nearly 1,000, met at Syrywy, and then proceeded in order through the town to the mansion of S. Hom- frav, Esq., in front of which they arranged themselves four deep around the circular area, the band in the centre, playing national airs. Mr Homfray and his lady, appeared in the portico, and were most enthu- siastically cheered. When it was announced by one of the officers of the society that Mr Homfray, with his characteristic benevolence, had given a donation of C,5 to the Widows' fund, the applause was deafening. God save the Queen" was then played, and the procession moved towards the Baptist chapel. This spacious place of worship was nearly filled by the brethren present, but was absolutely crammed when the doors were thrown open to the public. The Rev. T. Evans, Baptist Minister, Rhymney, read the scriptures and prayed after which, the audience was successively addressed by the Rev. J. Watkins, Inde- pendent Minister, Rhymney, in Welsh the Rev. T. Davies, Baptist Minister, Merthyr, in English; and by the Rev. J. Roberts, of Tredegar, in both lan- guages. The members of the different lodges retired at the close of the service for one hour, in order to lake reficshment, "1 then proceeded in order, with the greatest decorum, to their respective homes. It is gratifying to know that £ 170 were collected on the occasion, towards 11fomoting the excellent purpose which the Order contemplated in instituting the pro- ceedings of the day.
-iiwccmaiiu'e. BRECKNOCK INFIRMARY.—JUNE 9th. Ollt Patients remaining last week 2 39 Admitted since 0 4 Tn. Oiit, 2 43 Cured and Relieved 0 6 Dead. 0 1 0 7 Remaining 2 36 Physician for the ensuing week Dr. Lucas. Surgeon ditto ditto Mr Armstrong. .# (From a Correspondent.)—I have some authority of no slight value, to inform yon that a proposal is now before the higher powers, for attaching those portions ol tue Archdeaconry of Brecon, which the Church Commissi;,neis have judiciously recommended to remain unsepai ated from it, to the diocese of Llan- thf, and to iuaKe the college at Brecon, for the re- pairs ot which there does not appear to be a sufiicient sum appropriated by any known provision, a ittf to I that diocese and ic has been further recommended to build a palace for ;he diocesan on the C-rwers and the other lands adjoining the college field. The chancel of the Priory Church has also been men- tioned as easily convertible into a choir, and used for a.separate Welsh duty, as it is understood that the Vicar has given his consent to have the morning and evening services, in St. John's Church, performed in the English language, and to give all additional and separate duty in WeIsh, for those few parishioneis who know only the vernacular language, provided such a measure be recommended to him by a vestry specially called for the consideration of that subject, and the measure be not objected to by those inha- bitants who do not understand the English language. On Monday last, the 8th of June, the members of the club, called -1 The Old Friendly Society," amount- ing to above 190, met at their club house, tho Bridg end, in the town of Crickhowell, to celebrate their 37th anniversary. They walked in procession through the town, accompanied by a band of music and several fbigs. They were attended by their surgeon, M.B.J. Fi;ttico, f,sq., and several other gentlemen. They went to Llangattoek church, where they bad an excel- lent sermon preached to them by the Rev. J. Howells. They afterwards ro'urned in the same order in which they went to the Bridgend, where there was an excel- lent dinner provided for them by the hostess, Mrs Reynalt, after which they enjoyed themselves ration- ally, and separated peaceably at an early hour. It is, incalculable to what an extent this and similar societies, relieve the burden of the parishes in which are held as well as the benefit the members derive when acci- dent, (I isenic, or old ago befal them. COMMITMENTS TO BRECON COUNTY GA.OL.- J unN 5tb bv J. P. I^e Winton, Esq., and Thos. Meredith Esq. —Gwenllian Lewis, of the borough of Brecon> widow, to 24 <lays' hard labour, for running away, on the '\1 instant, from the Brecknock Union -W ork- hou.se! and"leaving her four children chargeable to the parish of St. J°'in "le Evangelist. — June 8th, by !i -e ( Maior Stack, commanding the detachment of t!p \Cr,(V, ,-Rcnuient at Brecon.—Privates, Edward h 1 n ind Thomas Bowles, to 40 davs' hard lioardnian anu « 1'ibmir parh. and James Langndge, to 10 days hard labour and 10 days' solitary confinement.- June 0th, by W H Bevan, Esq.—William Parsons, late of the pa!'i,h of I,/aoclly. ,lor trial at the Quarter Sessions, charaed with stealing 30 gallons of oil, of the value of £ 6, aml ons tra,n' of tl,e value °f ^10' on the 2d inst, ot the goods and chattels of Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, E,qrs.; also B enjamin Jones, for steal in". a quantity ot tobacco, of the value of c5, of the goods and chattels of Caarles Alien, on the 2d inst., in the parrot Llanelly. STATE OF THE GAOL OF BRECON, JUNE 9TH — For trial 7 Males in House of Correction 25 Females in House of Correction 2 County Debtors 7 Borough Debtors. I Total 42 '#"#'1' PORT OF LLANELLY.—By a recent regulation of :he honourable commissioners of her Majesty's cus- toms, the creek of Loughor and its dependancies, formerly under Swansen, have now been attached to the port of Llanelly. by a fiow-ish of trumpets. As thus: — "Sir Love visite(I the western part of the county on Wednesday, and was very cordially received; at Rhayader the inhabitr.nts met- him at the outskirts roC lhe town, and, after taking the horses from the cor- ringe, drew him into the town amidst the most enthu- siastic cheers. Nothing could exceed the joy tuC" i:i-V,ita!its manifested oil the, Liberal candidate. Sir Joint Walsh and his party, however. did not meet with the snme reception—they found the Welshmen were not to be easily deluded." This sounded to us so like the commencement of a triumph that we began to think our communication of the morning was about to acquire the eclat of an official contradiction. We were doomed to be disap- pointed in this instance. The second passage of tho Whig Radical letter dispels the illusion of the first "Sir Love, after consulting the inlfuential gentle- men of the neighbourhood, returned to Prestcign. A meeting was held yesterday morning, when (alas!) it was thought advisable that, as Sir John Walsh had been so long in the field, and the day of election was so near at hand, it would be impossible for Sir Love to make a personal canvass, that he bad better with- draw from the present contest and wait the event of a dissolution, when the county will, if we mistake not, be rescued from the hands of Sir John and his party." Radnor is won by the Conservatives. Sudbury is won by the Conservatives. One vote in the House of Commons is gained by the Conservatives, and one lost by their opponents. We desire nothing better than that the Globe should have many similar opportunities of proclaiming the popular honours paid to its political friends—Morning Post. -ø. .r- THE LATE WALTER DE WINTON, ESQ., M.P.— This lamented gentleman, whose decease in the prime of life, at Maeslough Castle, Radnor, we have already mentioned, was nephew of Viscount Hereford, and has left an infant family by his lady, daughter of the Rev. J. Collinson. In 1839 he assumed the name of De Winton, in lieu of Wilkins, by royal licence. The death of Mr De Winton will be felt in a large district of country, as the liberality with which he expended his princely income was highly beneficial to the agri- cultural and commercial community. The Llywel Annual Clerical Meeting took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 2d and 3d instant. The Rev. Mr Evans, cuiate of Llandovery, preached on Tuesday evening, from St. Luke, c. 15, v. 20; and the Rev. Mr J ones, curate of Llanvillo, from Romans. c. 8, v. 34. On Wednesday morning, the Rev. Mr- Morgan, vicar of Llandovery, preached in English, from St. Matthew, c. 22, v. 11; and the Rev. Mr Griffiths, vicar of Llangeler, in Welsh, from Heb., c. 3, v. 1. On Wednesday evening, the Rev. Mr Davies, vicar of Ystradgunlais, preached from Psalm 107, v. 7; and the Rev. E. Jenkins, Dowlais, from Jere., c. 8, v. 20. "####J<Ø BAIL COURT, QUEEN'S BENCH. (In Banco, before Mr Justice Coleridge.) THE QUEEN V. THE CORPORATION OF CARNARVON. Mr. Jervis applied to the Court for a certiorari to bring up an order made by the town council of this borough. It appeared from the affidavit that several actions of ejectment bad been brought against the town councillors individually, and that in all the actions judgment had gone by default. About 29 actions for mesne profits were then commenced against them, and the defendants in the council had made an order for defending the actions at the expense of tha council. The learned gentleman submitted that such an order was illegal, and ought to be quashed, and ho therefore moved that it be brought into this court for that purpose. Rule granted. .I'##'###I'. LLANDEBIE, CARMARTHENSHIRE.—The fair of cat- tle and horses held 011 the 10th inst. did not realise the prices given at former fairs held in this county. On Saturday last, the 6th of June, at the Coach and Horses, Spilman Street, Carmarthen, an inquest was held by J. P. Watkins, Esq., coroner of tha borough, on the body of Mr James Rees, the steady and attentive driver of the mail between Brecon and Carmarthen, who was found dead, by his brother, ill Jackson Lane, in Carmarthen, between one and two o'clock that morning; and after a patient examination, the jury returned a verdict, Died by the visitation of God." It appears that he had had two apoplectic seizures before. THE TRUE IVORITEs.- Yesterday (Friday) evening, the members of the St. David's Lodge of the above or- der in this town, followed the remains of a deceased brother to the "bouse appointed for all men," at five o'clock in the evening. The members met at the lodge house, and formed themselves into a procession, each wearing a black scarf, and proceeded from thence to the residence of the deceased. The corps was then removed, and borne to the Tabernacle Baptists' Chapel by six of the brothers, when the Rev. H. W. Jones delivered an excellent and impressive address on the solemn occasion. After the interment, they in tha same manner accompanied the friends of the deceased back to the house, then returned to the Lodge-room, and each departed to his respective home.-Carmar- then Joitrizal. FATAL AcclDFNT.-An alarming accident attended with loss of life occurred in Cwmgwilly Mill, on Satur- day last. As Abel Jones, a man who was employed about the mill, was coming down some stairs, opposite the large wheet of the mill, his foot slipped, and he was precipitated into the wheel, which was then re- volving rapidly, and before lie could be extricated, he was lifeless. His body was very much lacerated. All inquest has been held, and a verdict returned of" Ac- cidental death, with a deodand of 2s. on the wheel." Carmarthen Journal. On Monday week, an inquest was held at Tyllwyd, in the parish of Uangunnor, before William Bonville, Esq., on view of the body of William Jones, a young man who was found shot in a field of his father's. It appeared from the evidence that the deceased went out with his gun to shoot rooks, and shortly after his departure, the report of a gun was heard, and on the inmates of the house rushing out, they found him lying on the ground, the whole charge of the gun having gone through his head. The jary returned a verdict that the deceased had "accidentally shot himself." ABERYSTWITII EmGR A TIoN.-The President steam vessel, 1HO horse power, from the firm of Fitz Hugh and Grimshaw, of Liverpool, called on the 22d ult., at Llansantffraid, near this place, and took on board 220 Emigrants for Liverpool, thence to be forwarded to America. "1##<1' FAIRS FOR JUNE. Glamorganshire. Cardiff, Monday 29; Cow- bridge, Wednesday 24 Lantwit Major, Monday 22; Llanridian, Saturday 20 Newbridge, Monday 15: WTain, Monday 15. Monmouth.—Abergavenny, Wednesday 24; Cas- tell Bychan, Wednesday 24 ftlonmouth, Thursday 18, (called the wool fair;) Usk, Monday, 15. Brecknockshire Builth, Saturday 27; Pontnedd- fechan. Saturday 27. Cardiganshire.—Llanarth, Wednesday 17. Pembrokeshire.—Llandeloi, Monday 29; Newport, Saturday 27. Carmarthenshire.—Abergwilly,Tuesday 23 Llan- dilofawr, Monday 22; Mothvey. Thursday 18; New- castle EmIYl, Monday 22; Talley, Monday, 22. Racl)ioi-sleire -loresteign, Thursday 25.
BIRTHS. T inst, at Brighton, Mrs Charles William Ireland Jones, of a son. -•y on the 11th inst., the lady of Mr J. Maber, M.A., of a son. On the 28th of May, at Prospect Cottage, Reynold- a daughtera 7 George PeriT' Es1'> surgeon, of On Stit-kday last, the wife of Alr Isaac WATK,'DS' and ag, of a son. MARRIAGES. Kent, by tie Rev. Sir Chades Farnaby, Bart., John Lort Phillips Esq., late Captain m the Royal Welsh Fusileers, tJ Chanotte, eldest daughter ot the late Christopher Cooke, Esq., of Eastend House, Hants. June 4, at St. James's Church, Bristol, by the Rev Mr Garrett, Mr Henry Walters, of Penner Housed Monmouthshire, to Ann, youngest daughter of the Rev. R. Thomas, Lysworney, Glamorganshire. On Tuesday latt, at Bassalleg, Monmouthshire by the Rev. Hugh Williams, M.A., vicar, Mr John Jones, of Ystradmeurig, Cardiganshire, carpenter, to Miss Eliza James, of Bassalleg, dress-maker. On Friday, the 5th inst-, at Llandilo fach Church, by the Rev. Josiah Rees, Mr David Hopkin, of Brin- rhoes, in the parish ot Llangevelach, to Miss Sarah Roberts, youngest daughter of Mr Evan Roberts, of Llandremor tawr, in the parish of Llandilo Talybont. On Tuesday last, at the Baptist Chapel, Dowlais, by the Rev. W. R. Davies, Mr Morgan Williams, engineer, to Elizabeth, only daughter of the Rev. W. Lewis, Baptist Minister, of Aberdare. T DEATHS, une-ith at Neath, David Charles, aged 85, a very honest inoffensive old man. June Sth, at Neath, Mr Francis Dyer, aged 34.
--=- Roy AL INSTITUTION OF SOUTH WALES. The anniversarv meeting of this laudable and Pr<)sperous institution was held at the Town Hall, van,,ea, on Tuesday week, and called together a "nierous assemblage of the scientific and profes- 'o.twU Seitlemen of tlie town and neighbourhood, all Waited, with a common desire, to foster its in- vests. The following gentlemen were present :— r^!8 Weston Diliwvn" Esq F.R 8.. F.L.S., F.G.S mdie chair; R." W. Beer, George Crane, L. L. JJillwjn, J. Francis. Esquires, Rev. E. Griffith, J. W G«tch, Esq.. Rev. Win. Hewson, D-D., Richard 'ogs, Esq., Edward Howell, Esq., M. D J. G. to *7S' Eiias Jenkins, W. E. Logan, R. A. Mansell, ^oggridge, D Nicol, Esquires, Captain Roberts, 'pi. W- RowIands, T. Edward Thomas, Illtyd 'noma', John Williams, Esquires, &c., &c. Tlie President commenced the proceedings by reading a C'»mamnication he had received from the Lords of .e i ^reasuiy, granting authority for the exten- Slou of the lease, held of the corporation, for the ground on which the new institution has been firecte, to the term of 999 years, at a yearly rent of Ve shillings. He felt sure that the friends of the JQstitution would be highly gratified by this announce- ment. The report of the council fvas then read by the chairman. It conveyed an encouraging impression °.f the flourishing state and prospects of the institu- tion. ;n al| that is requisite to give it permanency and efficiency; in the progressive accumulation of its Elections of subjects illustrative of natural science, the extension of its library, the satisfactory condition its pecuniary resources, and last, though not least, the untiring zeal of those to whom the management of its affairs is confided these must necessarily ensure its prosperity. The proximate completion of the new building likewise afforded a subject of congrstnla- t>on in the report, forming as it does an era in the history of the institution, strongly expressive of its Japid rise and success, and prophetic of its future fortunes and stability. The report says, and we echo its sentiments: "The Council eagerly avail themselves of the present opportunity of recording their unqualified approbation of the admirable de- 8,gn and efficient workmanship of the new building. Creditable alike to the taste of the architect and the S««U of the builder, and they are fully persuaded that addition of such a structure to the town cannot *ail to exercise a wholesome influence in the improve- ment of its architecture." The committee, to whom \Vaa intrusted the revision of the laws for the govern- ment of the institution having completed their task, a new code was submitted for the approbation of the general meeting. The care with which they had been framed to meet every exigency, and the equitable Provisions they contained for the interests and privi- leges of all parties concerned, appear to afford Universal satisfaction, and they were adopted nem. con. Th* chairman then rose and said that it was his unpleasant duty to read to the meeting a letter he had jnst received intimating the resignation of an officer, for whose numerous and valuable services, he Was sure, they all, in common with himself, felt greatly 'odebted. Me alluded to the honorary secretary, Mr Gutch, who was about to leave Swansea, but whose devotion to science, and especially his Exertions for the well-being of the institution, and his estimable personal qualities he was convinced many then present would long hold in remembrance. A ^gratifying and well-merited vote of thanks for his servicesp and appointing him an honorary member, Was moved by Mr Crane, seconded by Mr Higgs, and carried by acclamation. In reply, Mr Gutch cordially thanked the meeting for the honour they had done him, and took occasion to remark that a secretary necessarily knew more of the affairs of the institution he served than any other member, and with this intimate acquaintance, it gave him great pleasure to be able to state that their affairs were at present in a most prosperous condition; that although there ap- peared on the face of the accounts a large amount of arrears in the annual subscriptions, yet he was satisfied that, with a very few exceptions indeed, they were unpaid only because safe and unasked for. He concluded by expressing an ardent wish for the continued success of an institution in which for four years he had taken an active and sincere interest, and promising wherever he might be not to relax his efforts for its advantage. Several resolutions were then moved and seconded, and passed unanimously. In moving the 15th resolution to the effect that L. W. Dillwyn, Esq., be re-elected president, Dr. Hewson addressed the chairman in the following terms, replete with the classic taste and apposite illustration for which the doctor's public addresses are dis- tinguished Mr President—In movingtheresolution which has been placed in my hand, I am persuaded that I shall give utterance to the general sentiment of satisfaction which is felt in seeing you on this occasion, in your appropriate place; not only as regards the honour due to you as chief magistrate of this borough, but, more especially, as the chief sup- porter and distinguished ornament of the Royal Institution of South Wales;" and not only as regards your personal feelings, but more especially in reference to the well-doing, the growth, and advance- ment of our infant institution. No man. Sir, who rightly estimates the various powers of your enlight- ened mind, and the vigorous perseverance with which those powers are exercised, will hesitate to acknowledge the vast benefit conferred on the institu. lion by your efforts and your example. Among the lDy pleasing features embodied in the report which you have done us the favour to read, the new build- ing holus, deservedly, a prominent position. In its architectural design and proportions, the edifice almost reminds me of the ancient 'Athenaeum:' at all events, we shall certainly have the porch,' though we may not possess the 'garden.' I do not mean to intimate that you intend to personate the character of a Zeno, or an Epicurus, or that you will give any countenance or encouragement to the doctrines and tenet* of the Stoics or Epicureans. No, Sir, under your valuable presidency we shall have something far better than the ancient ethics or philosophy to engage °f' ^kntioa. Whoever carefully observes the signs ° the times will perceive that, along with great strides in general knowledge, great fallacies and nu- merous false inductions occupy and sway the public f n \a we occasionally witness the natural results i"1 Perfections in those wild excesses which tt to disturb the balance, and unhinge the frame, of fhoi-l.k* great importance, then, is it to nh;i k promote institutions wherein practical „ j"?? y' true science, and useful erudition are made the foundation of sound habits of thinking and J^aging; at once extending the field of scientific ob- servation, and correcting the errors of rash and incon- waerate speculation. In this sense our institution JPav be considered a great intellectual infirmary for tlie reception and cure of patients labouring under all the various morbid affections which false philosophy, exploded science, and unsound principles of action, usually engender:—an institution which will diffuse ,wid,oly the elements of mental health-will reduce the dislocated joints, restore the fractured limbs, and wlay the feverish excitement of the body politic; will, in met, inculcate the expediency, nay, the necessity of rational investigation of every matter connected ..ntb human art and intelligence, and, by consequence, of those principles which affect man as an accountable ,_gtut and a member of civil society. I earnestly bopeamd trust that our institution will in its practical .operation. he always able to furnish an adequate sup- ply of those intellectual and moral medicines which the diseased state uf the public mind. may require. This hope and expectation I feel to be much strength- ened by the report of our last year's proceedings, which contains much to yield us gratification, and animate our exertions. It is, indeed, not so volumi- nous, and, perhaps, not quite so interesting, as the Report of last year; but that may be naturally ac- counted for by the very comprehensive character of the latter, occupying comparatively new ground and by manuring the held of subsequent observation, limiting, in the same proportion, the materials in the hands of those gentlemen who have produced the present concise, intelligent, and interesting report. Notwithstanding all that has been said therein of our present flourishing and prosperous condition, I hope that I may be permitted to offer to this meeting one word of exhortation—no, not exhortation, but a friendly suggestion, that it is only by the combined energy of all our friends, by unceasing activity, and high mental exercise, that we shill be enabled duly to sustain the distinguished honour and reputation of the 'Royal Institution of South Wales.' In the furtherance of means justly conducive to this end, I have the honour to move the resolution committed to me, 1 That L. W. Dlllwyn, Esq, be elected presi- dent for the ensuing year, and that the warm thanks of this meeting be tendered to him for the increasing interest he evinces in behalt of the institution. Mr Dillwyn, in an appropriate speech, returned thanks for the honour that had been awarded him in his re- election to the office of president; professed In earnest terms the heartfelt interest he had taken in the esta- blishment and progress of the institution, and regretted that his unavoidable absence trom home had hitherto prevented his attendance at the anniversary meetings. He cordially concurred in the ^solution expressive of thanks to those gentlemen who had lectured for the institution-, and for himselt would warm y second any arrangement bv which they cou d be delivered m the morning, as his resMence i^ »e^con"Vpce- demen who had supplied papers on scientific subjects for the appendix to the annual report-"e -lready assisted in this particular, an feisure would again enable him to coatri Original communications ot the society. e wo c only advert to one more resolution name y, a Be hich recommended members to exercise their in fluence in obtaining additional subscribers, and he had the satisfaction to find that he had anticipated ¡,o;.a:-i\o.t: Hi' WW* i*Ti-WTUi«mi the suggestion by having authority to nominate a friend in London as a life member, and to tender his subscription of fifteen guineas.—In the course of the business ol the day, it was commlw; "ed to the meet- ing, in the form of a resolution, that "the valuable meteorological instruments used by Mr Gutch in his observations, that have been published regularly during (he last four years, might be purchased for the institution at the relatively small sum of j?30 IJllt, inasmnch as it was ineligible to draw upon its funds at a time when all its resources would be re- quired for the internal furnishing, it was proposed that a separate subscription be opened for this specific purpose. This was immediately done, a paper was passed round the table, and within ten minutes the sum of £25 was subscribed. The business of the day being concluded, and the president having left the chair, a vote of thanks for his urbane and able conduct in the chair was unanimously passed. We cannot omit this occasion of expressing, as indivi- duals, the gratification we derive from thus witnessing the zealous and disinterested co-operation of men of intellectual superiority in the dissemination of learning and science, serving neither the purposes (I f political partizanship, nor the interests of sects either of reli- gion or philosophy but prompted solely by the conviction that ignorance is the bane of humanity, and by the desire to confer, as far as the spread of knowledge may effect the purpose, the greatest happi- ness on the greatest number.- Welshman. ,#1##'101'1* ANNIVERSARY OF THE REV. HENRY CROWTHER'S SABBATH SCHOOL. The third anniversary of the Rev. Henry Crowther's Sabbath School in connection with the English lecture- ship of St. John's Church, Swansea, was held on Tuesday last in the boys' school room, Goat Street. As usual an entertainment of tea and cake was pro- vided, of which, the children, to the number of 2-50, partook. It was pleasing to find that notwithstanding the apparently unfavourable state of the weather, the friends of the school were not to be deterred from being present on this most interesting occasion, afford- ing thereby a gratifying evidence of their anxiety to encourage an institution, the object of which is so truly great, and to strengthen the hands of those immediately engaged lit the good work. When the tea was concluded and a hymn had been sung-, the Rev. Henry Wyndham Jones proceeded to examine the children. The subjects selected for the occasion were, the Lord's prayer and the Ten Com- mandments. The company expressed their gratification and as- tonishment at the answers made by the children, and as the questions were not confined to the merely catechetical arrangement, the replies evinced a knowledge of the Scriptures from which it was very evident that the instruction they were in the habit of receiving was of no superficial and ordinary nature. The rev. gentleman interspersed the exa- mination with several anecdotes illustrative of anxiety on the part of children to obey the commands of Go□ » and concluded by pointing out to the youtlifill assembly, the privileges which they possessed in "s country when compared with the fearful condition o^ those regions where "darkness covers the eart), an gross darkness the people." The teachers and com- pany were then addressed by the Rev. Henry j?rovV t in tho course of which he exhorted the or.4t|]e self-watchfnlness, perseverance, and prayer, work and labour of love," in which they were et g and urged them in the midst of every <liscour'»«t. to look up to him who says to them w'tbreB8' several pupils, as the daughter of Pharaoh sa mother of Moses, '• Take this child and nurse i and I will give thee thy wages," as there was i that if they brought up the children 1,1 WOuld and admonition of the Lord, in due season i j reap if they fainted not." With regard to ttic co pany, while he thanked them for their ki I P and attendance, he felt assured tliey w°u • to acknowledge themselves the debtors, jor -> go vileged with the opportunity of Pal^?ll,at[l'oSe of a pleasing an entertainment, which, unlike vain and thoughtless world, would aflor al 'j. ject for delightful reflection on the moriow, o with heartfelt thankfulness to Him fro in w all blessings flow, and to whom alone all_Pra,s n psenj The highest satisfaction was afforded to al J by the manner in which the several hym'J8 were under the superintendcllce of Mr Dhenning, w i tbe youthful choir, while endeavouring to lift up voices in supplication and thanksgiving to tllell Saviour God. Tho whole proceedings of the evening fullest testimony to the superior system of the IOstl- tution, the persevering labours of the managers and teachers, and the diligence and attention of the chil- dren, the result of which combination cannot fail, under God, of being an honour to the Church of Eng- land, anJ a blessing to the town of Swansea. .ø.##-I',ø, MERTHYR TYDVIL AUXILIARY BIBLE SOCIETY. On Wednesday evening a meeting of this Society took place at Pontmorlais Chapel, Merthyr. As it was announced that the Rev. Dr. Steinkopff, who was one of the Secretaries of the Parent Society when it was first established in 1804, about 36 years ago, and the Rev. Thomas Phillips, of Hay, agent for the Parent Society in South Wales, and some other gen- tlemen, were expected to address the meeting, much interest was excited to witness the proceedings. The time of meeting was half past six, but it was not until seven o'clock that the business was com- menced. The Rev. Mr Hughes being called to the chair said he accepted the office with reluctance, as lie felt his own deficiency, but he must be permitted to say that it was not from any indifference to the cause of the society on the contrary, he loved the society and took blame to himself for one, that it was not iu a more prosperous condition. Its object was to aid the Parent Society in spreading a knowledge of the Word of God throughout all lands in the various tongues there spoken. The rev. gentleman concluded by calling on the secretary to read the report. G Grenfell, Esq., in the unavoidable absence of the Rev. MrDavies, read the report, as follows:— On the return of the anniversary of the Merthyr Auxiliary Bible Society it becomes the duty of the committee to present to their Christian friends a brief statement of tneir operations during the past year. J" Your committee, while they rejoice that the slender funds placed at their disposal have enabled them to deal out the bread of life, the invaluable Wort] of God, to many of their poor neighbours who were perishing for lack of knowledge, feel bound to express their deep regret that, with few exceptions they have had to labour without the sympathy or co-opera.tion of Christian ministers in the town. And it is their decided conviction, that unless Christian churches represented bv their respective ministers take an interest in this hallowed undertaking, the efforts of a few isolated Christians cannot but prove futile and unavailing- The STAUNCH supporters ot Ahis auxiliary will, however, rejoice to know that some of the Sabbath Schools are beginning to feel that they owe a debt of gratitude to the Bible Society, and are raising funds in order to make a return for the many favours it has conferred upon them. Thus while Christians of long standing have stood aloof, enlargement has arisen to this Auxiliary Bible Society from another place, and your wmmlttsp Hope that the attention they have re- cently paid to Sunday Schools "11 secure lot the society increased support from that quarter, while it extends, at the same time, the field of its operations. While the committee refer to the sources of dis- couragement which still exist, they beg to be under- stood that they are not about to excuse themselves from further effort in this sacred cause; nay, they are determined to go forward in the help of the Lord, while the wants of a dense population are pressing upon them, while infidelity appears to he spreading rather than decreasing, while immorality in all its forms, is deluging our Jand, they cannot retire from the scene of Christian labour in which it is their privilege and honour to be employed- Begging then- friends to bear with lliem in the feebleness ot their efforts, the committee will now proceed to give a more detailed account of their operations duriug the past i year." r, The accounts showed among other icfl! that the Society had distributed 360 Bibleb, Testawents. IeTh^Rev. J- Smith, English Wesleyan moved the adoption of the report,>o«g as in doing so he was signing his own c >' nveve(j he acknowledged that the censure wh^ was just as regarded^the non_co-°Pe Christian ministers of Merthyr; for • done their duty fully, the society be n0W flourishing state. A ti.p rP8o- The Bev. T.. W,illiP,, of H., we lution, but on account of his speak log It e s i- could not follow him. If we may jttdgo. however, froln the natural eloquence displayed by e • inuat and the applause with which he was gre » have ('elivered a very effective speecf1, r iinwa. The chairman then read the resolution as follows. —" Thatthe report now read be appr0*f Tu- res0]u' under the direction of the committee- ■ tion, as well as all the succceding ones, w mously agreed to f G. Grenfell, Esq, in the absence of the Davies, briefly proposed the second reso u ion. ''That this meeting cordially rejoices in the extensive operations and increasing prosperity of the Hritisli and Foreign Bibie Society, and would commend to His blessing all its future labours." The Rev. Dr Steinkopff then rose, and seconded the resolution. He had, be said, lived 38 years in this favoured land," and he expressed his conviction this favoured land,' and he expressed his conviction that of all the blessings which its inhabitants enjoyed 0:< there was none so great as that of having the free pos- session of the Word of God, on which he pronounced a so biasing, as the most sacred book, guiding-us through time and securing to us the way to a blessed eternity. He had witnessed the presentation of a Bible, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Queen, at her coronation, when the Archbishop declared that it was the most valuable gilt that could be presented to her, as it would not only make her happy on earth, but would teach her the way of salvation, If that book then, was so valuable to a monarch, what must it be to a poor man ? In proportion as we felt the value of the Bible we were bound to give it circula- tion, that others might share the blessing with our- selves. The rev. speaker then gave some accouht of the original formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society, which had actually sprung from an ap- plication by the Rev. Mr Charles, a Welshman, to some "-entlemen in London, for a supply of 20,000 Bibles to distribute in Wales; those gentlemen deli- berated on the proposition in a merchant's counting house, when one of them said, Why confine the operations of our little society to furnish Bibles for Wales; let us form a society for all the world;" and they did so; they formed the British and Foreign Bible Society, which had since supplied 12,000,000 of Bibles and Testaments, to all parts of the world, in the vernacular tongue of each. The 20,000 Bibles were supplied to Wales in the Welsh language, and since then no less than 100,000 Welsh and a large number of English Bibles had been distributed in Wales by the Parent Society. Many millions had been printed for sale at a low price, but many more had been given away as a free gift. The rev. speaker then dilated on the valuable labours of the Society in making known the glad tidings of salvation in all parts of the earth, and as frequently as their means would allow, without money and without price. lie also read several interesting anecdotes in illustration of his observations, and concluded an able speech amidst loud applause. Mr Jones, in an appropriate speech, moved the third resolution—"That the thanks of this meeting be presented to the active Members of the Auxiliary Committee, and of the Ladies' Bible Association, and that the following be the officers and committee for the ensuing year with power to add to their number:— Treasurer—Mr David Evans, banker; Secretaries- Rev. Mr Davies, Mr Grenfell, and Mr D. N. Thomas; Committee—The President and Vice-Presidents, Treasurer and Secretaries, ex-officio; Mr David Price, Mr Williams, and, ex-officio, the Ministers of the several churches who are members of the society." The Rev. Mr Jones, seconded the resolution, speak- ing in the Welsh language. 1 he chairman having left the chair. The Rev. Mr Williams, our respected curate, was placed therein, and moved a vote of thanks to the late chairman, whom he would gladly have spoken of in a manner worthy of his high merits had he not been withheld by fear of wounding his feelings. The Rev. T. Davies, who had entered the chapel during the proceedings, begged to second the resolu- tion, and bestowed a warm eulogium on Mr Hughes. He took that occasion to say that he had no idea of resigning the high honour of being one of their secre- taries, and begged, in his own name and in that of his brother Baptists, to assure the meeting that they would support the society in a more efficient manner than they had ever done. The Rev. T. Phillips supported the resolution, and after some other speeches, for which we regret we have not space, the chairman returned thanks, and the meeting separated. It was rather thinly attended at first, but before the close the assembly had greatly increased. A collection was made in aid of-the funds Whilst we rejoice in the good effected by this society at home and abroad, we cannot help observing that its claims on churchmen in this locality are more particularly as a Foreign Bible Society, for the poor ot the parish, without respect to sect or party, have for many years been supplied with the Scriptures from the Merthyr Depot of the Christian Knowledge Society, at the reduced prices, and they may be still supplied on the same terms by applying to the Rev. Thomas Williams, curate, manager of the depot. The annual sermons will soon, we understand, be preached in behalf of the Christian Knowledge Society, and as the poor of all denominations are benefitted by it, it is hoped that it will be liberally supported by the public in general. The Dowlais Auxiliary Bible Society held its an- niversary at the Methodist chapel, on Thursday evening. Mr Orenfell took the chair, in the room of Mr Thomas Evans, who was unavoidably absent. Doctor Steinkopff, was listened to throughout with much attention; and the Rev. Thomas Phillips, with his wonted eloquence, made a strong appeal in behalf of the society. The sum of five guineas was collected at the close of the meeting, making, between what was collected at Bethania chapel, on Sunday evening, about nine pounds. We understand that collections are about to be made in all the chapels in Dowlais, in aid of the auxiliary, and by this, it will be enabled not only to make up the deficiency caused by reducing the price of the books on hand, but to meet the great sacrifice made by the Parent Society; but the auxi- liary will maintain its own character and designation, by aiding the British and Foreign Bible Society in free contributions. Meetings similar to the above were also held at Coed y Cymmer, on Monday, and at Aberdare, on Tuesday, during the present week. j MERTHYR CHURCH SUNDAY SCHOOLS. Whitmondav was an interesting day to the friends of the established church, for on that day the children edu- cated at the Merthyr Church Sunday -Schools and Na- tional Schools went in procession to the parish church, and were afterwards treated to tea at the school rooms. The children and their teachers, met at the school rooms at half-past ten in the morning, and, after being formed in order they went to the church, where after the morning prayers had been read, they were addressed in affectionate terms, in the Welsh lan- a-uas-e by the Rev. Mr Davies, and in English by tho Rev. Mr Williams, the curate. The children vere then taken back to the schools, where they separated until the afternoon. It having been determined that the children should be entertained at tea, the lower school room was tastefully and conveniently fitted up for the purpose, and in the afternoon, the little learners were assembled in detachments, for it was found im- possible to accommodate the whole at once on account of their number (about 400), and plentifully regaled with tea, cake, and bread and butter. The girls were served first and then the boys. The whole were clean, neatly dressed, and while seated in rows, en- jrajred in the business of discussing the eatables, presented an appearance of happy activity such as could not tail to interest m a high degree the beholder, and eratifv their teachers and friends, who natarally entered into all the spirit with which the merry little ones enjoyed a whole holiday, and a grand feast. The scene was one of life,^an I bustle. and gaiety, all anxious to please and be pleased sufficiently careful to be very well behaved, yet so little affected by care as to be perfectly at ease. The upper school room was prepared to entertain at tea the ladies and gentle- men who provided themselves with tickets, and at the appointed hour (half past six), this room presented a verv say appearance from the great number of ladies assembled. The business of the evening commenced, and from the excellent arrangements made by the ladies of the committee and the gentlemen who so ably seconded them, every thing was conducted to the satisfaction of the whole company, who did not fail to give due praise to the exertions of the managers. After tea had been taken by large parties they de- parted, and were succeeded by others, who in their turn left the place to give way to new comers, so that in the whole about 300 guests were present, many of whom came from a considerable distance. The Rev. Mr Williams, the curate of the parish, was to have taken the chair, but at the commencement of the evening he was compelled to leave to perform some clerical duties, and as his return in time became uncertain. William Meyrick, Esq., was requested to preside till he came, which he very kindly undertook to do, and pronounced a very neat and appropriate speech on the occasion of the meeting and in advocacy of the schools, that elicited much applause. He also proposed thanks to the managers of the feast, which was warmly responded to. Soon afterwards Mr Williams arrived, and he improved the opportunity to deliver an impressive address, urging the necessity ot using every effort to extend the blessings of Chris- tianity, one of the surest means to that end being the inculcation of sound religious principles in the iafant mmd, which would grow with their growth and strengthen with their strength, to the glory of God and the happiness of his creatures. The address of the rev. gentleman produced a deep impression, and he was listened to with respectful attention. After he had concluded, a hymn was sung, and Mr Williams closed with prayer. Upon the whole the company felt and acknowledged that they had enjoyed them- selves in no common degree, and we doubt not will luoK. back upon the occasion as time well spent. The ladies and gentlemen who undertook the charge of arrangements are entitled to the highest praise, lhe following details respecting these schools cannot Jail to be interesting to our readers:—The number of boys in the English Church Sunday School is 144; of girls 150; total 294. 22 of the children learnt the 119 Psalm, and each of them is to be re- warded with a Bible. The other children will be rewarded according to their merits. Though the number of children in the Welsh school, who regularly attend, is only 50, their progress is encouraging. The thanks of the friends of the Church are due to the superintendents and teachers of the schools, for their zeal and faithfulness in the discharge of their onerous duties, and in particular to the ladies who have supported the schools with their influence and pecuniary aid. We are sorry to say the school has lost a most indefatigable superintendent by the mar- riage of the late Miss Coffin, now Mrs Wayne. The same day (being Whit-Monday) the children educated at the Sunday Schools belonging to the different denominations of Dissenters, walked together in procession though the principal streets of Merthyr. They assembled at three o'clock in the afternoon; at their respective place3 of worship, and were con- ducted, headed by their teachers and friends, to the large open space,"in front of the Market House, which had been kindly permitted by-W Meyrick, Esq and W. Thomas, Esq. They were then formed in. the order of procession, the first school that arrived head- ing the whole body, and being followed by others as they arrived. The teachers and others who preceded the schools sang hymns, and to those stationed at any point on the line, the effect of the music dying awav as the singers moved on, and being succeeded by the voices of other singers, and different mufic, was very fine. The whole body, amounting we are told to about 3,000, moved in the greatest order, and afforded a pleasing spectacle to the beholders. The grown persons were well clad and respectable in appearance, and the youngsters seemed by the propriety of then- I conduct and neatness of their attire, to demonstrate the care bestowed upon them. The following is the order in which they mni-rliprl 1 Shiloh, Welsh Wesleyan 2 Zoar, Independent 3 Adulam, ditto Methollist 4 Pensilvania, Welsh Calvinistic Methodist 5 English Wesleyan 6 Ebenezer, Baptist 7 Bethesda, Independent 8 Bethel, English Baptist 9 Ynisgau, Independent I r. 10 Zion, Welsh Baptist After the procession had walked as far as tney JIl- tended, they returned to their respective chapels and school rooms, when the children received refreshment and then retired to their homes. The weather was remarkably fine throughout the day. LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONÐ OF THE NEW ENGLISH INDEPENDENT CHAPEL IN MERTHYR. On Thursday last, the Loyal Cambrian Lodge of Freemasons in Merthyr performed the interesting ceremony of laying the foundation stone of a new chapel for the congregation of the English Indepen- dents. A little before one the procession was formed at the Lodge, which is held at the Bush Inn, High Street, and proceeded in the following order to the site of the intended building :-(It may be necessary to premise that Brother Hopkins, Past Master, offici- atcd as Master of the Lodge, in the abseuce of Brother Wool ridge.) Mr Matthew Rod way, Clerk of the Works. Mr Thomas Evans, the Contractor, followed in pairs by The Operative Masons. The Friends who were invited to attend. The Building Committee. The Secretary and Treasurer, W. Thomson, Esq. The Loyal Cambrian Lodge, viz. Brothers W. Thomas. D. G. Currie. Edward Jenkins. Lewis Lewis. Edward Roach. D. Davis, Chepstow. A. Buchan, Rhymney.. T. Davis, Bush Inn. E. Edwards, P.M. M. C. Harrison, S.D. W. Williams, Pond, J.D. D. Davis, George Town, Treasurer. A. M. Hughes, Secretary. T. Dyke, J.W. pro tem. J Criswick, S.W., ditto. James M'Kennell, Bearer. The Worshipful Brother Hopkins, Master of the Lodge, supported by two Past Masters, Brother Rhys Davis and Brother Homan. John Morgan, Guard. On arriving at the appointed spot, which is near the north eastern angle of the Market House, the various parties who composed the procession took up the po. sitions assigned to them, and the cercuiony began by the operative masons preparing the stone to be low- ered into the place appointed, in which h:d been pre- viously deposited the articles hereinafter mentioned. lvilet, every thing was ready Brother Hopkins, Master of the Lodge, ordered the stone to be lowered, and after that had been done lie, assisted by the Past Masters and other Officers, ascertained that the work had been well performed. The stone was then struck three times by the Worshipful Master, and Past Mas- ters and Wardens, and the Master then said, with a loud and clcar voice, and in all' impressive manner, "Among the numerous benefits arising from the wise dispensation of Providence, the blessing of reli- gious toleration has long been sanctioned by the laws of our land. In the name of the Great Architect of the Universe, I lay the foundation stone of this tem- ple,—a temple which is intended to be reared to the glory of God,—a temple to be reared for the moral improvement of mankind, and may Heaven prosper the undertaking. Mr Thomson, Banker, then read aloud a docu- ment, of which the following is a copy ENGLISH INDEPENDENT CHAPEIM The foundation stone of this chapel was laid on the 11th day of June, 1840 with Masonic honours, by the Loyal Cambrian Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, Br. Rowland Hopkins officiating as Master of the Lodge, in the presence of the Building Committee, vizi-Samue! Walcott, grocer, Merthyr; Richard Will,ams, ditto, ditto David Gibson Curr.e, driper. ditto; John Hair, ditto, ditto; Jeffrey Evan Bold, ditto, ditto; Francis Carl vie tea dealer, ditto, Alexander Mitchel, draper ditto- John Seaton, tea dealer, ditto; Walter Tlmmson, banker, and a nu- merous assemblage 0f respectable friends at the same t'tno t document of which this is a copy, to- gether with a Merthyr Guardian newspaper, of 6th June, 1840, a copy of Watts' hymns, and some of the. current com was deposited in a fine excavate<l corner Th"m*>n, of the West of Eng and and South Wales District B-.nk Honorary Secretary and Treasurer to the Building Committee. c, W. THOMSON, „ M H -r "Secretary and Treasurer. Merthyr Tydvil, June 11, 1840. ^le!s -lle Lor<*do build the House The builders build in vain Unless the Lord the city keep, ,» The Watchmen watch in vain. The Rev. Mr Evans of Ynvsgau, then addressed the assembly on the important dutywhich tliev had been engaged He referred to tbe words of our S»a v .our when addressing Peter the Apostle, "iThou art eter and upon Hns rock will I build mv church, and the h"'1!|S,m" "<>t prevail against it," and said, that although the name Peter was derived from Pctrus, a rock, Christ did not moai, Peter, as the rock uJon whom the church was to be built, but He, Christ, himself, as the only great rock on whom such a sacred building could be raised. The Rev. gentleman con- cluded by praying for a blessing upon the Gospel which was to be preached in the new temple about to be erected in honour of the AllDighty, He repeated his address in Welsh. Tho Rev. T. Davies, the Baptist Minister, then spoke. He said lie bad been unexpectedly called on to take a part in the solemn duty in which they were engaged, and he felt deeply the honour thus done to him, although he was unable from physical inability to do justice to the great occasion, for it was a great occasion on which they were met, no less than that of founding a temple to the living God, and that in the presence of a great assembly, among whom were persons in authority and of high respectability- God, he said did not require temples at our hands, but we as social beings erected temples to him that we might worship him together, and he hoped that would be done in the new C(-in;)Ic about to be built in spirit and in truth. He differed in persuasion from those who were to worship there, but he hoped that there would be no difference in the sincerity of their worship. He spoke at some length, but our limits will not allow as to report all he said. A hymn was theu sung, in which the people joined. The Rev. Mr Thomas con^eluded tho business of the day by uttering a solemn prayer in the Welsh tan- gun Tbe procession then returned to the Bush Tun, the only difference beil -li; that the order in which they marched was reversed. The greatest attention was paid to the proceedings and the utmost order prevailed. It rained a little at intervals, but nothing could drive away the spectators who evinced the greatest anxiety to witness the proceedings. The Building Committee, the Brethren, and the friends who took part in the ceremony, to the number of 32, afterwards dined at the Bush Inn. Mr Hopkins, the Master of the Lodge, was called to the chair, and Mr Thomson, banker, to the Vice chair, and after thanks bad been given by the Rev. Mr Evans, the company partook of an excellent dinner, which was served in good style, and with capital wines. After dinner the Rev. T. Davies returned thanks, and the. cloth having been removed, the following toasts were proposed by the chairman and responded to with becoming feelin.?" "er Majesty, our most gracious Queen," 11 Prince Albert, the Duko of Sussex and the rest of the Royal Family," "The Building Com- mittee," the vice chairman proposed "The Master, and Brethren of tho Loyal Cambrian Lodge of Free- masons the other toasts drunk were The Ladies of Merthyr," "The Clergy of blerthyr, coupled with the Rev. T. B. Evans and the Rev. T. Davies, who so ably assisted on the occasion, "The friends who formed part of the procession," !\Ir Taliosin linms," 11 ivin. Thomas, E-èq., our worthy chief magis- trate, "Ti:e Iron Trade and Town and Trade o( Merthyr," The Contractor for building the chape!, nHi th,)so engage(} w¡Lh !Jim," "The Cb,.rm"n," Prosperity to the Independent cause in Merthyr," which was proposed bv "ir T. Davies, Baptist Minister, Our worthy host and hostess, Mr and Mrs Davi- &c., and enjoying themselves in a manner worthy of the occasion that had called them together, they separated highly pleased with tueir entertain- ment. .# The friends of Win. Thomas, Esq., of Court r!c:1.se, Merthyr Tydvil, h ive invited that gentleman to C, with them, at the Bush Inn, in that town, on Tuesday, the 7th of July; on which occasion an elegant Piece of Plate will he presented to him, as a testimonial of tiieir grateful sense of his punctual, disinterested, and r energetic conduct as a magistrate, in repressing crane, by promoting vigilance and activity in the constabu- lary department, and hence, effecting the prompt apprehension of offenders.