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SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 1849.


Aberystwith Infirmary.-This charity was very ably advocated in St. Michaels, on Sunday morning last, by the Rev. John Hughes, and after the Ser- mon, the liberal collection oft28 and upwards was made at the doors. Wreck a-shore.A considerable sensation has been caused in the Town during the present week, by the washing a-shore of several portions of a sup- posed wreck, which have been picked up by the Pier-boat near our harbour, and also at Clarach; consisting of several boards, painted green, one of them marked with the letter A; they were lashed together as a raft; part of the Gunwale, part of the Gangway, as well as several benches, a keg, and a portion of a paddle box, on which the word CORK" was painted-leading to the supposition that the wreck is that of an Irish Steamer. On Sunday last, a gentleman's hat was picked up on the beach, and a ham, as well as a quantity of candles. No informa- tioOas yet, however, reached us giving any authen- tic account of the supposed wreck, though the follow- ing paragraph which we copy from the Shipping and Mercantile Gazette of Monday last, doubtless refers to it-" The brig Echo, Evans, from Newcastle, fell in with, on the 3rd instant, at 6 p. m. off Cardigan bay, the small steamer Lee, from Cork for Liverpool- engines disabled, rudder-head broken, and vessel leaky. The crew were taken out, and the steamer taken in tow by the Echo; about 9 p. m. the hawser broke, and in consequence of the strong wind and heavy sea, it was impossible to take one of the Echo's men out, who was abandoned in the vessel. Wandering Ducks, NOT Minstrels.-A remarkable instance of sagacity in "'two couple of ducks," occurred in this town on Tuesday last. The Purveyor of the larder at the Lion Hotel, having purchased of a girl from Penyparke, two couple of very nice fat young ducks, consigned them, not to the place from whence they came, but to the place appointed for them prior to their paying the last penalty. Whether the "sense of smell" of these web-footed waddlers, was sufficiently acute to enable them to detect that a pre- paration of sage and onions" was likely to be intro- duced into their interiors, in lieu of barley meal and potatoes, or whether their new, though temporary location, was too near," to a roasting fire, to be plisent" as little Tommy Lye has it, we cannot tell; but assuredly the ducks did not fancy their new quarters, and it is also equally certain that they were not long e're they came to the determination to shift them, for in the course of the evening they very quietly walked into their own domain at Penyparke, distant upwards of a mile from Aberystwith, to the no small surprise of their late legitimate owners. They were, of course, taken care of for the night, and on the following morning, were again sent to the Lion's poultry yard, jiot den, whence it is to be feared the sagacious travellers will not be again allowed to depart on a similar excursion. Establishment of a Welsh Orthographical Stand- ard. This grand object which will, undoubtedly, add greatly to the fame of the Abergavenny Cymreig- yddion Societies, it is gratifying to find, is about being attempted. A committee of five gentlemen, elected by a majority of the Cambrian Literati, having been formed with a view of establishing a Standard of Welsh Orthography. It is a curious circumstance and a fact, that there has been no authentic Standard of Welsh Orthography since the ancient bardic alphabet was confused, which occurred during the period the Britains were under the tyrannical yoke of the Romans; subsequently, different authors have introduced various systems, which have all tended until the present day, to perplex the young student besides greatly deforming the copiousness of the lan- guage of the Cymry. Hereford Times. ABERGAVENNY CYMREIGYDDION SOCIETY-Great progress has been made since our last notice, in the erection of the building preparing for holding the ap- proaching anniversary meeting of the above Society* which, as far as the outward structure is concerned, will it is anticipated, be completed by the beginning of October; when this part is accomplished, the in- terior of the pavillion will be so arranged and tasteful- ly decorated, as to exceed in point of accommodation splendour and magnificence, any previous meeting, held to celebrate this excellent Institution, and thus appropriate to receive with due eclat the royal and other distinguished visitors expected to be present. We understand that in honor of his Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, the members of the different. Lodges of Odd Fellows in this vicinity, have kindly offered to join the procession on October 7th, in full costume with the regalia and different banners of each Society. It is also rumoured, and it is to be hoped with some foundation, that the Committee have received a communication from the Hereford Lodge of Freemasons, expressing a desire on their part as a mark of respect to the Illustrious Duke, who is one of the oldest members of that fraternity, to be present on the occasion. The above preparations combined with others which are on the tapis, but not sufficiently for- ward yet to announce; the presence of the distin- guished individual who ranks amongst the first of Britain's scholars, attended by such a bevey of the great and noble of the land, would form alone an im- portant point of attraction. The assemblage of a number of literary characters not only from every quarter of our isle, but from the continent of Europe and even America, and lastly, the exhibition both of literary and musical talent, which we understand has amazingly progressed since 1838, and will be on the most splendid scale, will ensure a display which shall do honour to Cambria, and shall in ages to come form a proud beacon for her sons to point at as the most important event connected with the advance of the Welsh Language and its simple though lovely music, Such will be the celebration of the anniversary of the Cymreigyddion Society held in 1840. Ibid. THE TENBBURY WELL. About twelve months ago a Medicinal Spring was discovered, at Tenbury in Worcestershire, on the property of Septimus Holmes Godson, Esquire. This gentleman, very promptly, and with exceedingly good taste, submitted the mi- neral water to the analysis of Dr. Granville, Professor Brande, and Dr. Daubeney; and subsequently Mr. West of Leeds was f engaged in an analysis of the water at the Well. The celebrity acquired by the spring, in consequence of the results of its analyzation by these scientific authorities, appears to have been immediate. The number of applicants at the Well having exceeded upwards of one hundred in a day, although the Spring had not been discovered twelve- months, it was thought advisable by the Proprietor to call a public meeting, which was hoi den in the Town Hall, Tenbury, on the 16th of May last, and at which Dr. A. W. Davis of Presteign presided: at this meeting the terms of subscription to the Well were fixed, and other arrangements made for the more ju- diciously forwarding the objects of the meeting: Mr. Godson very handsomely proposing to pay over the surplus of profits arising from the Well, Baths &c. up to Michaelmas next, towards the erection of a gal- lery in Tenbury Church On Friday last, a public breakfast and other festivities took place at Tenbury in celebration of the discovery of the Spring; when a very elegant assemblageofladiesand gentlemen, about four hundred in number, partook of a sumptuous dejeuner a la fourchette, in a spacious tent erected on the pleasure grounds of the spirited proprietor of the Well. The health of Dr. Davis being drunk, that gentleman gave some account of the medicinal properties of the water; and he alledged that from its containing a combination of muriate of lime with iodine, the most happy results, in cases of scrofula, might be expected; and thus a rational hope might be entertained that consumption—that giant scourge of this countrv might in many instances be prevevented." The after, noon was spent in Promenading and Archery; a Ball and afterwards a splendid display of Fireworks con- cluded the day's rejoicing. We understand Mr. God- son has allotted the surplus profits up to the 29th instant, for the benefit of the poor of Tenbury and neighbourhood. Cflder Idris A contributor to the Hereford Times states that a gentleman resident in Hereford received, a day or two ago, through the medium of the penny post, a living Viper, from the foot of Cader Idris, in North Wales! It arrived safely, and was not the worse for its journey. The penny post thus affording the naturalist a very safe, and at the same time a very cheap, way of forwarding his specimens. LITERARY CURIOSITY.-The lovers of the pure, as well as the searchers of the classic, will be amused with the following bit of dog Latin, and its ingenious translation. The Latin is an address to the Sea (so says a contemporary,) and the English an address to Mary:— TONIS AD RESTO nIARE. TONY'S ADDRESS TO MARY. 0 Mare, ssva siformse, Oh Mary, heave a sigh for me, Formse ure tonitru, For me, your Tony true Iambecnm as amandum, I am become as a man dumb- Olet Hymen promptu, 0 let Hymen prompt you! Mihi is vetas an ne se, My eye is vet as any sea, As humano erebi; As you may know hereby; Olet mecum marito te, 0 let me come Mary to tea, Or Eta, Beta, Pi. Or eat a bit o' pie. A las pIano more merretrix Alas! play no more merry tricks, Mi ardor vel uno My ardour well you know; Inferiam ure arte is base In fear I am your heart is base; Tolcrat me urebo, Tolerate me your beau. Ah me ve ara silicet, Ah me! ve are a silly set, To laudu vimen thus; To laud you vimen thus; Hiatu asarandum sex,, I hate you as a random sex, Illuc Ionicus, Illluek I only curse. Heu sed heu vixen Imago You said, you vixen, I may go Mi misses mare sta: My Misses, Mary, stay; 0 cantu redit in milil, O' c'ant you read it in my eye, Hibernas arida. I burn as arid hay, A veri vafer heri si, A very vafer here I sigh, Mihi resolves indll, My eye resolves in dew, Totius olet Hymen cum, To tie us, oh, let Hymen come- Accepta tonitru. Accept a Tony true. (Svlopian Journal.) Ridicule.-The love of ridicule grows by indul- gence, till it destroys the power of discrimination, lessens the sensibility to others' pain, disturbs the balance of justice, blinds all noble and generous feel- ings, and gives general taint and coarseness to the whole character. If you would taste the full happi- ness of admiring all that is good, and true, and beautiful, in the beings who surround you, avoid the practice of ridiculing them, for these cannot exist together. A young nigger, attending a Philadelphia Sunday School, being examined in the Church Catechism, was asked, What are you made of, Jack ? Of mud, massa" said ebony. On being told he should say, Of dust," he replied," No, massa, it no do-no Stick togedder."