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PENILLION.

----WIT AND HUMOUR.

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! PURGATORY.

THE CASE OF "PROTECTION."

THE FARMERS' EXODUS TO AMERICA.

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THE PRESIDENCY OF AMERICA.…

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BREAKING A PINT AGAINST A…

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THE SALVATION ARMY.

PENTYRCH & MELINGRIFFITH WORKS,

STEEL RAILS VERSUS IRON.

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RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY.

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RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY. By an oversight, we unintentionally omitted the report of the speech of the Rev T. Williams, of Rehoboth Chapel, from the account of the meeting of the Pontypool Branch of this Society which we published last week, and have now much pleasure in giving it more fully than our space then would have permitted. The Rev T. Williams said We all ought to be grateful that this society has come into existence, and that it has so nobly discharged its duty. It has blessed the whole country, and there is not a single member of society from the peer to the pauper who is not the better for it. Personally, I am under an obligation to it, as all ministers of religion arc. The advantageous terms on which it offers hooks to students and ministers ought to be a sufficient reason for their support of it. Books are the mightiest instruments of the age. They were once possessed only by the few, but have now become the means of gratification to all; they penetrate everywhere, and find their way into the most obscure dwellings. But we want literature that will render undivided homage to truth and virtue, and that will tell the Story of the Cross" in such a manner as will reach the humblest hearts. And it must be said that this is the character of the books published by this society—their influence is deep, rich, and ele- vating. The deputation has made a reference to France. We all should feel indebted to this so- ciety for helping the Protestants of France in the circulation of the truth. The two great factors at work in this land are Popery and Infidelity. Popery is visibly decaying and disintegrating—a 0 ID rupture has taken place between the people of France and Roman Catholicism. The Angel of Death has passed over that church. Outwardly, Roman Catholicism has every appearance of strength and grandeur, but when you take away the draperies and bandages, you will find the spiritual life has gone out of her. On the other hand, Infidelity, which is a reaction from Popery, will be transient, because man, in his hour of sorrow, will look for a solid basis to rest his belief upon. Let us assist this society in diffusing the light of Christianity over that land, which has been watered with the blood of so many martyrs. Again, there is Italy. It is from here that the greatest system of error has emanated. Where is there a system with an or- ganization so complete ? What system is so skilful in its intertwinings with society ? It is here that the world's battle must be fought. One Italian orator has said that "the keystone in the arch of European despotism is at Rome." Never was truer word spoken. That keystone must be struck out in order that the light of the Gospel may shine on that beautiful land. Italy filled with the light of the Gospel! Italy subject to the gentle yoke of Christ This is what she needs for her properity and true greatness We all wish the society Godspeed." Its work must succeed while man sins and suffers, while there is anguish in his heart and grief in his home, the Story of the Cross will never lose its value. Truth must prevail. Tradition has tried to bury it. Hypocrisy has given it many a false kiss. Modern scientists are trying to destroy it by their interpretation of geological researches. But des- pite all, He shall yet reign from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth. Let us obey the Divine command, "In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand."

ROYALTY INCOGNITO.

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THE DISCREET BOASTER.

ON THE DEATH OF A YOUNG MAN,…

CHANGE IN THE LAW OF BILLS…

j NEW VOLUNTEER REGULATIONS.I…

SALT MINING IN CHESHIRE.

TRAMPS.

GRAIN CROPS IN AMERICA.

THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE OF GIBRALTAR.

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