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B LAE WAVON. I DDIATINV Sue IE.TY.-The members of this class met oa Saturday night at Broad-street iiaptist Chapel to conclude the adjourned debate On Is a Si,ate Church necessary?" Mr, E. t, Williams read, a paper-on the negative side, and <U*gued that it was not necessary on religious or |)olitical grounds. The debate, which was entered into with spirit and enthusiasm, ended by an overwhelming majority for the negative, The elass will .not meet again until the second Saturday in the new year, when the subject for debate will.be "Is a high state of mental cul- ture detrimental to manual labour ? Affirma- tive, Mr. W..Morgan negative, Mr. T. Millett. DEATIl OF AX OLD INHABITANT.—An old and 0 11 rauch respected inhabitant has passed away from liere in the person of Mrs. H ubball, widow of the late Mr. T. liubbal4 under manager of the Biaenavon Works. The deceased was a valuable and b iloved member .of the FoW Side Baptist Church, of Forge Side (of which Mr. Hufiball was for some years .air officer), and her loss will he keenly felt hx the whole church- Her death occurred on Tuesday, the 15th inst., after a short illness, and the funeral, which was private, took place on Friday, the body bein^ interred with that'- of her husband in the family grave at Llan- Weni-trth, the pastor (3. Tucker) offiewting. Sul)DEN DEATH.—An inquest was held on Monday afternoon at the Police Station, before ftJr. J. Walford, coroner, and a jury, of whom r. Jokii- Harris was foreman, as to the death of kjw. Alice Jane Penlielog, wife of Mr, John Penhelog, "blacksmith, residing at Ton 31awr- street, who .'iied under peculiary painful circum- tan GO'S on Saturday noon, the L'Jth inst.—13 r. J. Cownie, the first witness examined, deposed that he attended deceased professionally. The last occason in that capacity was the 24th November last. when he coiiipleted a series of visits. Tlte complaint he attended her for at that time was In his opinion she was practically insane. He bad not been called in to see her on the day of her death until after her demise, and attributed the cause to coma, following conges- tion of the brain, the result of an epileptic Seizure—a which he was not at ail surprised -ut. He had every reason to believe that the deceased had" been properly treated by the fa.rnily during his last visits.—Elizabeth John, the orandmothor, deposed that the deceased Hved°with her, and had done so since childhood. She was subject to iits from infancy. On Satur- day morning last she bad two fits, from which "he did not recover, and died at noon on the "atae day. No medical roan was called in, as she Considered the fits to be of ihe ordinary character, tld did not apprehend a,,ny fatal results.—The Jury, after a brief consultation, returned a verdiot in accordance with t.'kb medical evidence.

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