BUILTH. THE BUILTH ART UNION PRiZE DRAWIXQ.—The wardrobe which will form the first prize at this drawing, on the 4th of July next, is now on view in the shop of Mr Thomas Thomas, grocer, High-street. It is a very handsome, as well as substan-ial, piece of furniture, and we should say (unlike some of the prizes offered at similar drawings elsewhere) is quite of the value it i* represented to be. We hear the tickets are now going off very rapidly, and we should therefore advise those who have a desire to become possessed of the above or any other of the valuable prizes offered, at once to invest in a book, or any less number of tickets, which it will be >een by an adver- tisement in another column, may be obtained at the office of this paper. EXTRAORDINARY TAKE OF SALMON.-On Saturday last, the 18 ih instant, George Greenwood, 'Esq., of Aoernant, to -k no less than five salmon, in the river Wye, near this town, varying in weight from lOlbs. upwards to 20lbs. The quantity of fis > taken during the last fortnight has been quite unprecedented. PETTY SESSIONS, MONDAY, before GEORGE GBEEN- WOOD, H. G. HOWELL, RICHARD WOOSNAM, THOMAS WILLIAMS, and JOHN BEVAN, ESQBS. ALE-HOUSE OFrENCE.-Thomas Morgan, of the White Horse Inn, Builtb, was summoned at the in. stance of P. S. Flye, for selling spiri's during prohib- ited hours, on Sunday the 12th instant* It appeared from the evidence of P. S. FI) e, that while he was on iuty, about 9.15 a.m., on the morning in question, he observed a female at the defendant's back door, who received something in a bottle from defendant. As ioon as she came out he (witness) asked her what she iad in the bottle, and he ultimately found that it was rum. The defendant, who it was stated had been carrying on this kind of business for some time, admit- ted the offence, and the Bench fined him XI and <-osts. DRUNK AND INDECENT.- IVillian Weare, of Guen- Jdu, farm-servant, was summoned for being drunk and ndecently exposing his person in the public streets of Builth, on the 13th instant. Fined 10s. and costs, rhe money was paid. DRUNKENNESS.—Thomas Whitingf Llanddewi Cwm* aras summoned by P. S. Flye, for being drunk to ;he streets of Builth, on the 13th instant. Defendant idmiited the offence, and wa8 fined 5s. aP» c0,w# lllowed a fortnight to pay.
NOTICE. SCRUTATOR has not given us his name, as ou- r' le requires, and therefore we have not troubled to peruse his manuscript.
BIRTH. PHILLIPS.—At Vennyfach, Brecon, May 9, the wife of E. Cambridge Phillips, Esq., solicitor, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. DAVIES-POWELL-At Llansaintfread Church, May 16, by the Rev. T. Watkins, M.A., Rector, Mr Thomas Davies, junior, of Llwynan, in the parish of Llanstephan, county of Radnor, to Rebecca Anne, youngest daughter of the late Mr Roger Powell, of Brynderwen, near Brecon, gentleman. EVAXS-PRICE-At the Superintendent Registrar's Office, Hay, May 17, before Mr. C. Griffiths, Superintendent Registrar, and Mr. J. Watkins, Registrar, Mr. Benjamin Evans, to Miss Margaret Price, both of Talgarth. cl FEATEK—MORRIS—At St. Mary's Church, Welsh- pool, May 14, by the Rev. E. H. Hill, James Roy Frater, Esq., formerly of Brecon, to Eliza, widow of the late C. H. Morris, Esq., of Welshpool. PUGH-SMITH-At Adullam Chapel, Painscastle, May 10 (by license), by the Rev. Nehemiah Gould, in the presence of Mr. James Watkins, Registrar, William, son of Thomas Pugh, Esq., of Tyissa, Llandilo Graban, to Elinor, youngest daughter of Mr. James Smith, of Glanbachwy, Llanbeder, Painscastle. DEATHS. PURSER-At Panteg, Aberedw, Radnorshire, after a long and painful illness, Sarah, relict of the late Mr. Thomas Purser, in her 65th year. OLIVER—At Tynyllwyn, near Builth, May 13, Martha, relict of Richard Oliver, Esq., aged 82 years. HUMPAGE-At Malvern, May 16, of an apoplectic fit, Mr. John Humpage, aged 52, brother to Mr. Samuel Humpage, stationer, Brecon. WILLIAMS.-At Hay, May 15, after great suffering, Mr. James Williams, aged 83 years.
SUMMARY OF THE WEEK. Some weeks since we published and briefly commented upon a communication sent to the Brecon Board of Guardians from the Medical Department of the Privy Council. Emanating from such a quarter, it demanded the most re- spectful and serious attention at the hands of the body we have named, as well as of all bodies of a similar character, to many of which it seems to have been sent. It has, however, other claims for consideration: the subject upon which it treats is of vital importance to the well being, in a sanitary point of view, of the whole of the Principality. The statements it contains in re- ference to imperfect drainage and bad water supply being very common in Wales, are too true, in the case 0 of a large number of towns and villages. If any place ought to be well drained, and have an abundant supply of good water, that place is surely Wales. Her facilities for obtain- ing both these requisites of health are very great indeed and yet, notwithstanding this, the advantages are not embraced, and towns and villages are content to go on in the old way, re- gardless of the improvements that might be effected. It is the old story of opportunities neglected, of advantages allowed to slip by un- improved. Occasionally, perhaps, the towns where no attention is paid to these things are taught a lesson by the outbreak in their midst of some epidemic disease, and a little stir is made. But after the danger has passed, the inhabitants fall back into the old habits of carelessness. It will not be forgotten that last year the dreaded disease of cholera visited our land, and raged with fearful virulence. The Principality did not escape this visitation, but suffered in common with other parts of the country. Once more are we upon the eve of the season when, more than any other, fever and cholera prevail. We are no alarmists; but as the approaching summer will probably be marked by intense heat, we would remind all Boards of Health and other public bodies that we may have another visitation of this terrible scourge. We most sincerely trust that this may not be the case but while it is at all likely, it behoves all public bodies to look to the drainage of their towns, and to the supply of water while filth of every description should be cleared away, and nothing allowed to remain, and send forth its pestilential odours, which may carry disease and death in their train. Cholera is too often to be attributed to such a cause, and it is to be hoped that Inspectors of Nuisances will exercise their greatest vigilance in searching out everything of the kind, and causing its re- moval. Amongst the poorer classes of the com- munity there exists the greatest disregard of the laws of health, and when epidemic diseases break out they frequently pay a heavy penalty for their wilful ignorance and carelessness. It is to 'our Local Boards of Health that the public must look to preserve them, as far as possible, from cholera, by causing their officers to be especially energetic in the discharge of their duties, and seeing that nothing is left undone to prevent so terrible a disease from visiting their towns, and that there are no places which invite its presence. So much for the general aspect of the question. We wish, however, to make some remarks of a more particular nature. Whatever may be the state of the drainage of Brecon, it is high time that the water works were completed, and the inhabitants enjoying the plentiful supply of water they had been led to expect they would have long ere this. We think we shall be within the mark if we say that for nearly two years the works have been in progress-save the mark! How many-shall we say months or years ? the thing had been talked about before there was any other result than talk, we will not say. We believe the works have been begun—they were to be finished by Christmas last! Another half year will soon be gone, and at present, so far as we can see, there is no sign of approaching comple- tion. We would ask-what is the cause of this delay ? It has been rumoured— for the truth of the rumour we cannot vouch-that the Corpora- tion, or, we suppose, more correctly, the Water Works Committee, considered they had overpaid the contractor that the latter would not go on without receiving more money, and that it being refused, there was, in consequence, a stoppage of the works. Whether this be true or not, we would express the hope that the utmost despatch will be used in the continuance and completion of the necessary operations. Would it be possi- ble, by putting on a spurt," to have the water into the houses some time this summer;" If so, it is most desirable that this be done; and for more reasons than one, In the first place, the supply is needed, especially in some parts of the town, and, if afforded, it might be the means of keeping cholera from our midst; or, at the least, of diminishing to a very appreciable degree the extent of its ravages. The Watton and St. David's are, we believe, tolerably well supplied with water from wells but in St. John's district the inhabitants are mostly dependant on the supply from Bayglas pump, and the Priory and Burvas wells. Let it not be forgotten that it was in this neighbourhood where, on the occasion of the visitation of cholera some years ago, there was the most serious outbreak; and in connection 1 with this fact we would state that, as regards the supply of water, the district is still in the same condition as it then was. In reference to ] the state of the houses as to cleanliness, it c would be as well if they, in common with other ] districts, were inspected. Another reason-and j also an urgent one-for desiring the completion of the works without further delay, is that at ? present, and for some time past, our streets have s been in a most disgraceful state, having in them ruts which are positively dangerous to vehicles. If an accident were to happen in consequence of the state of the pitching, the Corporation would be morally, if not legally, liable for damages for ( any injury which might be sustained. Such an I accident might happen any day, notwithstanding ] that some of the ruts have been partially, but i very insufficiently, filled with stones. For thest I reasons we would urge upon the Corporation to i do all in their power to complete the Water Works with despatch, and thus supply the town with that which will be of inestimable advantage to it. The foundation stone of the Hall of Arts and Sciences, which is intended as a memorial to the late Prince Consort, was laid by her Majesty in person, on Monday. The site of the building is behind the conservatory of the Horticultural Gardens at South Kensington, and almost facing the memorial cross of Prince Albert, which is being erected in Hyde Park. The estimated cost is s 200, 000. The structure will be in an elliptical form, and will be built under the direction of a provisional committee, of which the Prince of Wales is chairman, and the management of the hall will be vested in a governing body, under the authority of the Royal Charter. Some 6,000 persons maybe accommodated in it, and 2,000 of the seats have already been disposed of. The uses to which the building will be put are the holding of national and international congresses on subjects connected with science and art; and it will likewise be employed for performances of choral and instrumental music, as well as for great organ performances. An immense number of persons were present to witness the ceremony, including the Prince of Wales, and the highest dignitaries in Church and State. The spectacle was a very brilliant one, but was marred to some extent by the rain which fell just before the conclusion of the ceremony. General Garibaldi has been asked to become the honorary president of the Reform League, and in a characteristic letter, addressed to Mr. Beales, he accepts the office with the warmest expressions of pleasure at the honour he feels to be conferred on him. In his reply Mr. Beales endeavours to adopt, and with some success, the style of Garibaldi's letter. The Standard is in- dignant at the affair, though it affects to treat the thing as something ludicrous, and it asks whether General Garibaldi has no one to protect him from his own friends, who bring his name into perpetual disgrace and ridicule ? Is it possible that the General has no one about him to tell him what the Reform League is, and how little it can pretend to represent the free and liberal side of English opinion ? To the great mass of the educated and intelligent people of England, who repudiate Mr. Beales and the Reform League, the acceptance by Garibaldi of the honorary presidentship of that body is not only a very foolish joke, but an insult. For his own sake we beg of him,' Rather than fool it so, let the high office and the honour go.' When the Reform Bill comes out of committee it will scarcely be known as the Bill introduced by the Government. The metamorphosis has been so complete that even the authors of the measure will hardly recognise their own offspring. Instead of a small extension of the franchise, the exercise of which was to be so hampered and surrounded with restrictions which rendered the concessions that were made of little avail, we shall, in all probability, now have household suffrage, pure and simple. The dual vote was no sooner proposed than it was abandoned. The "principle" upon which the Bill was said to be framed, viz.—the personal payment of rates, is now no more, since a lodger franchise has been introduced; and now the distinctions be- tween the compound householders ttnd others are to be done away with by the clause Mr. Disraeli has consented to insert in the present Bill, to the effect that no person, other than the occupier, shall be rated for any premises in boroughs. All these things have been conceded, one by one, as it were, at the point of the sword; but, notwith- standing this, the Chancellor of the Exchequer takes credit to himself for his achievements, and for the victory the Conservatives have gained, boasting that only a Conservative Government could have so successfully dealt with the question, and talking largely of the" blundering attempts" of their opponents. Mr. Lowe, on Monday night, while congratulating Mr. Disraeli on his tactics, and the dexterity with which he had cajoled his own followers, and brought them up to the sticking point," just as he would a shying horse, solemnly protested against the manner in which this great change in the constitution had been brought about, and against the measure, which would, he said, for all time become revo- lutionary to the institutions of the country, and would hand over the future destinies of the country to the unskilled labourer, destitute of education, wanting in intelligence, and on the verge of poverty." He also asked, what could have induced the country gentlemen of England, with their ancestral traditions, their social ties and position, to unite in a body to support such a measure, the certain result of which would be destruction, not merely of themselves as a party, but what they ought to value far more highly, the destruction of their country." We cannot take the gloomy view which the right honorable gentlemen does of the effect of this Bill, but believe that the extending to the working men, and others, the right they have to a voice in the representation of the country, will bring no evil effects with it, but rather have a beneficial influ- ence on the country. Mr. Mills, the ladies champion, introduced the subject of giving a vote to women, by moving to insert the word persons," instead of man," and he argued on the grounds of expediency and policy that woman as woman ought not to be excluded from the privileges of the franchise, which they were as fully capable of discharging as men. Amongst those who supported the amendment was Mr. Fawcett, who expressed his willingness to extend the franchise to married women. A good deal of merriment was excited by the division. Out of 269 members, the ladies found 73 warm admirers and supporters! For a first division, however, this number is a most respectable one, and ladies who desire to have a vote need not despair. A circumstance of a most unusual character occurred at the recent charge to the clergy at Bridport, by the Bishop of Salisbury. It seems that the substance of the charge was an elaborate vindication of the following propositions:— 1. That certain men have had entrusted them by God, as fellow-workers with Him, supernatural powers and prerogatives; 2. That God has been pleased to give them, His ministers, the power of so altering the elements of bread and wine as to make them the channels of conveying to the soul for its subsistence the refreshing body and blood of Christ; 3. That as Christ the ascended Lord is ever pleading, so the clergy, His ministers, plead on earth that which He pleads in Heaven and, 4. That God, who alone can forgive sins, hath delegated to them His repre- sentatives the power and authority of expressing to tkose fitting to receive it the pardon of their sins." In the midst of the delivery, the Rev. W. C. Templer, the rector of Burton Bradstock, left his seat, and stepping into the aisle, exclaimed, I believe there is a time to speak, and a time to be silent; let those that are on the Lord's side follow me." He then walked out of the Church. Only one churchwarden followed his example, but the deep silence that succeeded showed that a great im- pression had been produced. It was broken by the Bishop, who reminded those present that that was a court, which the clergy were bound to attend, though their consciences were not bound to receive all they heard; but that a person could be punished for contempt of court. The charge was then proceeded with, but occupied some hours, notwithstanding that a portion was omitted. Before its conclusion every church- warden had left the church, and tokens of weari- ness were exhibited by the clergy. In the after- noon the churchwardens held a meeting, and thirty-four of their number signed the following Address to the Bishop My Lord,—As churchwardens of the several parishes within your diocese, we have this day atten- led your triennial visitation, and heard the charge lelivered by you to your clergy. Feeling that we lave also responsible duties to perform, in endeavour- ng to preserve our reformed Church from innovations md practices inimical to its pure faith, we avail our- selves of the occasion to express our deep regret at some of the opinions and doctrines therein enunci- ited. We believe them to be at variance with those principles for which our forefathers so nobly and successfully struggled more than three hundred years igo, when they protested against the errors of the church of Rome. Entertaining the highest possible 7espect for your lordship's personal character and )ffice, we nevertheless feel it incumbent on us to as- sert our belief that unless a check is at once and promptly made both by clergy and laity to those nnovations and practices which are alien to the feel- ngs of all sound Churchmen, a considerable portion of those who are now sincerely devoted to the Establishment will be induced to withdraw to dissent- ing places of worship, or be insidiously attracted to- wards the Church of Rome, and thereby destroy the harmony and weaken the confidence which has so long and happily existed amongst them." Surely, when even the heads of the Protestant Church defend such doctrines as those given above, it is high time that steps should be taken to stem the tide of Popish innovations, which are undermining its very foundations. It is time that those who adhere to the pure doctrines of our Reformers, should take their stand upon the plain teachings of the Bible, and abide by these, following the noble example set them by Mr. Templer. As for bishops or clergymen who adopt Ritualistic practices and beliefs, the Church of England is no place for them. Let them come out in their true colours by all means let them speak out if they think it is the time to speak; but let them not eat the bread of the Protestant Church while they are in heart Romanists, nor seek to destroy those pure principles of our Christian faith for which our forefathers pre- ferred giving themselves up to be burnt at the stake rather than deny. The Epsom Summer Meeting has been one of the events of the week, and has been well attended, notwithstanding the ungenial state of the weather. Wednesday was the Derby day, and thirty horses ran in the race. Mr. Chaplin's Hermit came first to the winning post, Mr. Merry's Marksman being half a length behind, and the Duke of Beaufort's Vauban third. There were several false starts. The race occupied 2 min. 52 sec., which was three seconds slower than last year. The ground was, however, in a heavy condition, consequent upon the rain.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. COMMISSIONS SIGNED BY THE LORD LIEUTENANT.- Br. c- oockstrt. ht AduiirsTht ve Bat a lion. R V- sir J R Bailpv, Ba, t, M.P., be (i Hon Colonel; Major F X G-yn.-e to be Lieutenant Colonel, vice L i.d-ny, resigned Captain J Ho chkis to be M4ji,r, vice G*\nne, p'omoied PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY'S CONCERT.—By an adver- tisement in a ixther column, it will be seen that this soc ery will 'Vf' a cncm on Wednesday n'uht, at the Town Hall, in aid ot the funds of the 1st Brecon- shi,e V.-lunteeis. Mr "owllshenn Smith, organist of Hereford Cathedral, will be the conductor. APPOINTMENT -The following app, ars in the London Gazette ot Toesda\|:—4 A' tho Council Clamber, White- hall, on the 17th day ilf May, Her Majesty having bt-en pleased to appoint the Most H'-noura >le Henr\ Charles Fitzroy, Duke of Beaufor K.G., to be Her Majesty's Untenant for the county of Monmouth, Hs Grace this div took and subscribed the oath appointed to be taken thereupon, i stead of the oaths of allegiance, supremacy, and adjuration." SATURDAY'S MARKET.—The prices asked at this market -tre in some things slightly in advance upon those of the preceding week. The supplies were generally good, and the demand fair. I he average prices wer., as follo- :—Beef Std. and 9d. p-r lb. mutton, 9d. and 9gd per lh. fowls, 3s. and 3s. 6d. per couple; egys, 10 foi 6d.; skiiu cheese, 5d. per lb. crt am ditto, 9d. per lb.; salt butter, Is. fresh ditto. 1.. 2d.; potatoes (white), 14i. ditto (red), 10s. and lis. p,-r sack. THE MI)..ITIA.-Nos. 1 and 2 companies, of the mili la turned out of barracks between ten and eleven o'ciock on Tuesday morning last, and marched ou' to the bacons, accompanied by -heirofficeis, where they under went some sharp practice in moJsk. try and ta, ait shooting. In the after noon the band went out to meet them on their return, and ahou' s-ven o'clock boo b companies came back together and ma, cbed thrtiuvh the town to the barracks, all in very good order, and preceded by the baud, which played some very lively strains. NEW WATER WORKs-We understand fhat a meetit g of the commit'ee of the Local Board of Health was held at the T.n Hall on Monday last, the Mayor in the chair. The Town Clerk produced the tendets which he had received in pursuance of an advertisement, for constructing a storage reservoir for CHwhybHt Mill which -ill become necessary by reason of the quantity of water that the boa, d will take from the brook for the purposes of the new sujply. The tenders received were from Mr Thomas Jepson, Tredegar,;C222 4s. bd. Mr George Seven- oaks, Brecon, £160. The tender of Mr Sevenoaks was accepted. THE BARRACKS SQUARE.—On Sunday afternoon last, th's place presented a somewhat gay and lit ely appearance. A little after three o'clock, the militia band assembled in the square, and commenced playing some very pleasing selections of music. The treat, however, had been anticipated, and the weather being fite. a large number «of persons, including a good sprinkling of the fair sex," there congregated and promenaded. The band co tined to play until a little after four o'clock, during which time they executed with much skill and taste several very beautiful selec- tions from operatic and other compositions, conclud- ing with the national anthem. BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY.-68 miles open. Traffic for week ending May 12, 1867:— Passengers, parcels, &c jM73 8 7 Goods and live stock £82? 16 7 Total £ 1300 5 2 JE19 2s. 5d. per mile per week. Corresponding week last year, 64 miles open:— Passengers, parcels, &c E353 7 9 Goods and live stock B848 1 4 Total £ 1201 9 1 f,18 15s. 6d. per mile per week. Increase. jE98161 Aggregate from 1st January, 1867 £ 21638 12 llj Ditto ditto 1866 £ 21997 7 7 # Decrease. E358 14 7! DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD. The uual m. eting of this Boa d was held on Sa,urday motniug, at the Shireh »il, W. Perrott, Esq., presiding. There were also present, Messrs Dvid Downes, T V Cornish, Llanspvddid T >ur h, St. David; D Mor- gan and W Davies, "ern yr Cynog J Davies, Lhin defailog fach; T W Vloi-ris, Modrydd J Mortis, Cantreff; D Price, Lian--asiy Talyllyn; T Ferrar, Llanddew TLewi*. Llnnfihangi 1 Talyllyn; WDavies, L anfrynach and R D Williams, Llanhimlach. Mr Downes proposed, und Mr Smtth seconded, that Mr W Perrott be the chair man for the eripuina year, and the resolution was carried. On tne motion of Mr Cor- nish, seconded by M Morgan, Mr Downes was elected as vice-chairman. The surveyor presented his account of the vii i ious sums spent on the different parishes, amounting to 2157 14-. 2d., which was allowed. This was all the business. A STREET INCIDENT.—On the afternoon of Wed- nesday last, an incident of a curious nature transpireo near the shop of Mr Price, butcher, in the Ht^h-aireet. A cow was being Driven through that street by a man, who, having previ luly had some difficulty iu getting her along, was giving effect to his exasperation by belabouring the pour animal wiih a stick. The defenceless creMture d stressedly ran along, holding her head down close to the ground, with her eyes closed and not seeing where she was going, ran on the pavement towards the wall. A young man who was walking along the footpath, seeing her coming in that direction, backed up against the wall, as it seemed to h'm, in order to give her room to pass. Perceiving, however, that the animal w-s directing her course riht towards the place where he stood, and seeing no means of escape, he pushed himself back agains' the wall, in order to avoid his otherwise inevitable fat,- Luckily, however, and unknown to himself, he had backed himself up against a passage door, which gave way before his backward exertions," and thereby delivered him from the imminent danger in which he was placed. Part of the framework of the door was, however, struck away by the animal's horas. THE LATE FISHING CASE.—It will be remembered that some months ago we reported a case, Williams v. Pritchard, which came on for hearing before John Prothero, Lewis Hughes, and Jos, ph JOSI ph, Esquires, for fishing in Pwll-tro, beh-w Uøk bridge, at Brl con. wherein complainant, as owner of the adjoining pro- perties, claimed a private right of fishery. The defendant produced a ticket signed by Mr J Lloyd, the secretary of the Usk Association, who also claimed the ribt of fishing by virtue of a lease from the Brecon Markets' Company in respect of the manor of the borough ot Brecon, and his attorney, Mr. W. P. Price, contended that as the title came into question the jurisdiction of the justices was ousted com- plainant's attorney (Mr B Bishop) disputed (he validity of he I age, and argued that defendant's claim was not a bona fide one. The case occupied a considerable time, and the magistrates having consulted tOi-eiher, the :Ma\ or delivered the decision of the majority of the Bench, with which, however, he disagreed, thinking the case ought to be dismissed. In accordance with the opinion of the other magistrates, the defendant was fined Is. and costs. Proceedings were afterwards taken in the Queen's Bench, a rule nisi being obtained, a"d the case has since been argued iu that court, and the conviction quit-bed. Mr. H. James argued in tu^port, and Mr. Giffard, Q.C., contra.
EXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF A TRADESMAN. On Monday afternoon Mr. David George, plasterer, &c..of,hePriorv, B< ecot was brought before the Mayor (J. Davies, Esq.), and Joseph Joseph, Esq., 0" a charge of threatening to kill Mr. Alfred Armstrong Walton, architect, of Priory Hill, on the 19th inst. Mr. Games appeal ed to prosecute, and Mr. D. Thomas, Jun., on the part of the defendant. Before the ca.-e was gone into the magistrates asked if the parties could not settle the matter, but Mr. Games said that under the circumstances his client thought it better for the case to go on. Mr. Games, in opening the case, stated that on Saturday night, between twelve and one o'clock, Mr. Walton and his family were about to retire to rest, when there came a violent knocking at the door. The noise was repeated sev eral times, and at length Mrs. Walton went to the window, and on looking out she saw the defendant, with a large stone, the size of a man's fist, knocking as hard as be could at the door. The defendant was the worse for drink, and although there was not a quieter man in Brecon than he was when sober, when he was in liquor he was very violent. His efforts to break open the door were ineffectual, but he had sufficient sense left to know that more fotce was necessary. He therefore got a larger stor e, weighing hiilf a hundred-weight, and with his whole force threw it at the door, leading his OWB weight to the blow, He succeeded in breaking open the door but that was not the worst part of the affair. When the door gave way the defendant fell to the ground, but as soon as he bad recovered from the effects of the fall, he made a most deliberate search for his (Mr. Games') client through the house, using the strongest possible threat not only to the effect that he would do Mr. Walton violence, but would kill him. Mr. Walton, however, very fortunately, as well as very wisely, kept out of the -a,y. And in this he was de. serving of grfat credit, for in point of law, a man having broken into his house in this way, and making use (if such expressions, Mr. Walton would have been perfectly justified in shooting him or running him through, ai d no law would blame him for doing so und-riheci,-cumstances, So far, Mr. Walton escaped by keeping himself out of the way and did not bring himself in contact with the man M s. Wnltoi-, how. ever, made her appearance, when defendant used ma- y threat. ning expression* as to what lie would do if any one interfered with him. The neighbours ar length came in, but in consequence of the state in which the defendant was, noon da, ed o interfere with him. No policeman either cvuld b'' found The Mayoi said he thought he ought to state that he saw the Superintendent about twelve; and, he thought, one of the men. Mr. Games did not wish to cast any imputation on the met:; he only knew that no one could he found at the time. Attel awhile, however, defendant's mother was brought down, and she seemed to have more power and con'rol over him, and with her assistance he was ultimately got away. If this had been the first time that such a thing had happened, from the knowledge the complainant had f the eefendant, and of his unforl unate stare, he would have accepted tho sugges- tion of the Court but this conduct had betn repeated three times, and ihe complainant thought that when his house was brokr n into in this manner, and such thieats used, it was quite time that he sh,.uld have the protection of the law, The complainant was then called, and d» post d that between twelve and one o'clock on Sauird'y nigb:, he and his family were about retiring to bed, when they were smart ed by very violent knocking at the door, and a man calling on them to open it. He immediately rt-cog,,iz.d the voice as that of the defendant, and therefore did not allow anybody to open the door. Defendant then threw several stones against the door, and ultimately tonk up a large stone from the middle of the street, and ran against the door and burst it in. He then dropped the stone in-ide. and rao up-stairs into :he drawing. room, and other roo-ns, cursing and swearing, and saying, "Where is he, I'll kill the Mrs. Waltoi. tried to perfU^de him to go .ut, hut he swoie and said, "Stand out of the way, or I will rip your out, and kill, hp lot •>: you. Several of the neighbours then gathered about, and some got the defendant out, while o,her.- ran to look for a policeman. The compla-nant added Plat be bad no ill-will agaiuft the defendant, Iud did not wish any thing more than that he should be bound over to ke"p the peace towards him. Mr Games was about to call witnesses to prove similar conduct, on other occasions, but Mr. Thomas said it would be unnecessary. Mr. Thomas then said he could not deny that the defendant did ruore than he ought to have done He, however, wished to say that what was com-, lained of was done under circumstances of the greatest aggra- vation. His client desired to meet Mr. Walton in the way every honest man should, and say he was sorry for what he bad done In that public way he wLhed, nevertheless, to say that what he had done was under great aggravation. Mr. Games I repudiate the assertion that there was any aggravation at all. And if the history of what took place weie given it would be shown there was none. Mr, Thomas My client does not wish to malign any man's character, and does not desire to bring this disagreeable affair any more b fore the public. I think it is for the interest of all parties that no further particulars are made public but I must repeat that it was done under great aggravation. The Mayor I think you have exercised a very wise discretion in the course you have taken. Mr. Joseph said it was a most serious charge, and they had power to commit the defendant for trial upon it. He was sorry to see so respectable a tradesman there on such a charge. The Mayor No aggravation could have justified the defendant in breaking into a man's house. Mr. Games Nothing of the k:nd has ever before happened in the town, and I hope it never wm again. The magistrares concurred in this wish, and then bound the defendant over to keep the peace for six month., in his own recognizances of £50 and two sureties in 925 each.
ORGAN OPENING AT THE PRESBY- TERIAN CHAPEL. On Sunday last sermons, in connection with the opening of tile new organ just erected at this place of worship, the description of which we gave last week, were preached, in the morning by the R v. D. W. Davies, the minister, and in the afternoon and evening by the Rev. W. Howells, President of Trevecca Coliege. There was a good coi gregation on each occasion, tha' in the evening being unusually large. In the morning the text was taken from Psalm 50th, 23rd verse, Whoso offereth praise giorifieth God." Upon this text an eloquent and appropriate sermon was preached. At the commencement of the discourse the rev. gen- tleman spoke of praise as bt-mg the most perfect exercise of which the soul was capable, and enlarged upon its being the employment of the angelic host who bow before God's throne, at;d of the spirits of just men made oerfect. The Church militant performed the same exalted service as the Church triumphant. Some people would have that the sweetest music in the ears of God was the music of harmonious obedience to the Divine will, and the grandest psalm of praise was a li'e of holy activity but while a godly life made a music of its own, it was not the loftiest exercise of the spirit ot' man-not the most perfect act of his spiritual life. Praise claimed this high distinction for itself, and while the utilitarian spirit of the nineteenth century sought to exalt activity above it, it was necessary to remind ourselves that it was the contem- plative Mary who sat at Jesus' feet, who chose the better part, and not the bustling at d practical Martha. Praise was, however, rather the luxury than the staple of the Church militant. After sotue further observa- tions on this point, the preacher proceeded to say that man had more than one mode of utterance. Language formed one mode, but words were utterly inadequate to give expression to the variety of ftetings and tmo. tions that sprung up within the mind and heart of if.an-there were thoughts too deep for utterance- emotions bordering on the infinite which could not be pu into words. How then were these to be expressed ? Music was the only language that could speak forth the deepest things that were in us. The power of music to soothe tne troubled spirit, or rouse our flag- ging energies, was marvellous. T e his'ory of their native Wales abounded in illustrations of this, and how the old Welsh bards could rouse the flagging spirits of their ancestors to the highest pitch of enthusiasm in defence of their liberty,—their hearths and their homes and perhaps it was not a mere poetic exaggeration on the part of a writer who said that by m- ans of music battle,, had been won, cities conquered, madness soothed, and diseases cured. In their own experience most of them could bear witness to its power to melt them into tears, to soothe and subdue I he soul, as well as to stir up noble feelings within them, to inspire and elevate the heart. Mu.ic being thus capable of uttering forth the deepest emotions ot the heart, it became the instrument for the utterance of divine feelings. In the church service of song they found words and music combiued. Hence, sinking spoke to our understanding and to our feelings—to the head and to the heart. David, the sweet singer of I sreal, might be considered as the founder of Church song, from his having established it on a magnificent scale in the Jewish Ritual. He largely introduced into the service of the Temple inspired melody—vocal and instrumental. He insti- tuted, for the public performance of song, a band i f singers, at the head of which he himself was. There were besides three special masters of song, who had twenty-four sons, and each of these a class of twelve sin-ersu. der him. For the service of he Temple i 4,000 LevÏtfos were set part by the Royal singer. Since the time of David, down to our own time, whenever and wherever there had been a religious awakening in the Church of God, sacred song had flourished. It had followed the advance of living piety. When that had risen, Church psalmody had risen when that was bad, there had been a deterio- ration in Church song. Reformers wert-known as the singers of psalms, and psalmody had been a mighty power in the great revivals they read of. He (the speaker) knew of no power like the singing of the psalm of praise by the great congregatfon to raise ones heart up to the throne of God, and as the aoul rose on the wing of praise, they left the petty cares of life behind and lost the burden of life's sorrows. If there was the love of God in the heart, the service of song would be more as it should be. Singing might be executed with much scientific skill, when knowledge and ability met, but it could not be dig- nified with the title of praise unless there were some- thing more than the mere utterance of the words. Nothing could atone for the absence of spiritual life- it was the very soul of sacred music, and wherever this life existed there would be the essence of praise- even though the music were not executed in the most perfect manner—and the Church song would be a thing of beauty and power. It would be seen from these remarks that the service of song had a very im- portant place in the service of the Church ot God. It, was an ornament to God's service, and a help to their worship, and he hoped that the services of that church would be conducted in harmony with the spirit of those observations. He hoped all would join in the psalmody and do so with the spirit and understanding. He hoped parents would encourage music in the family, and see that the children joined in the service of praise. In this way the service of God would pre- sent greater attraction and interest fur the young. The speaker concluded his observations by saying "I pray God that the word of Christ may dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalns and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to I he Lo d And wbaisoever ye do in word or dpeii do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him The collections after the three ser- vices amounted to nearly 125.
DR. COKE MEMORIAL SCHOOL. Amongst the" worthies" of Brecon, the name of the Rev. Thomas Coke, LL.D. holds no unimportant place. He was born in this town in the year 1747, and received his early education at the Old College School. When 16 years of age he entered Jesus College, Oxford, matriculated early in 1764, and con- cluded his studi, s, taking a B A. degree, in 1768. On returning to Brecon, and shortly after coming of age he was elected to the dignity of chief magistrate, alderman, and also sat as justice of the peace, the duties of which offices he discharged with ability and satisfaction. He was ordained p, iest in 1772, but afterwards joined the Rev. Mr. Wesley in his journeys, and at the age of thirty becamp identified with the Wesleyan body. After some years of labour in this country he proceeded ro Ameriect. In the latter country, as well as in the West- Indies, and on the continent, he pursued the work to which he bad devoted his whole energies, and in tht- year 1813 he sailed as the h-ader ot the first Wesleyan missionaries to C< ylon, but, died on the voyage, on the 3rd of May, 1814. The aim of his life may be gathered from an ex tract from one of his letters, in wllich he says I might, according to the judgment of the world, have done bet> rr in more respects than one; but I have long consecrated all I am and have to God; 'nd the man-, thousand)) of poor heathen I have been the instrument, of bringing to Christ, infinitely more than compensates for all my losses and Auffpriiigs." Th.. memory ot his piety and earnest en- "eavours to be useful, lives still in many hearts, and a fit ing tribute to his worth is ab ut to be erected in this town by the Wesleyan denomination, of which he was an emirt ntly useful member. The memorial in ques'ion is no less than a Sunday and Day School, which is to be erected in the rear of the present Wes. ley aa Chapel. The present Sabbath school-room, which has been erected some thirty.four years, is in- ad, quate to the wants of the school; in addition to whicyi the need is felt of a Day School. It has there- fore been d- termined to erect a school-house which should meet both the,e wants, and which should be dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Coke. Accordingly a plan of the proposed building has been prepared by Mr. S. Hancorn, architect, a native of this town, though now resident at Newport, Mon- mouthshire. The erection will face the new railway station in Mount Street. The outer wall of the pre- sent school-room will be pulled down, and the room enlarged, three good-sized class-rooms being also added. The room will still be used as the Sunday School, and above it will be the room used for the Day School, which will extend over the whole of the kwer rooms. The lower room will be about 36 feet by 22 feet; height, 13 feet; and the class rooms, 18 feet by 12 feet, 14 feet by 11 feet, and 12 feet by 12 feet; the upper school-room, 48 feet. by about 35 feet; height, 16 feet. The former will be lighted by two segment-headed and margin light windows, having arches of coloured brick, between them being the en- trance door, in recess, and also having an arch of a similar character to the windows. Above will be a string course and frieze, with coloured brick in device, upon whieh will rest a large window, lighting the upper school-room. This will be somewhat in the Italian style, with columns and capitals, surmounted by an ornamental pediment, on which ili to be inscribed "Coke Memorial School" There are also two side light windows to match those below, aud with arches of the same characer while underneath are venti- lators in pam-ls of Dado. Above the window is a brickwork of gable sailing, neatly stepped with in- dented frieze, surmouuted with coping, a neat and ornamental ell turret crowning the whole. On the -Outh-i ast ..nrt not th-west sides there are to be several windows, lighting the upper and lower school rooms. On the north-west side there will be a covered stair. case leading to the upper school room, well lighted by four windows, and having a stepped roof with orna- mental spouting. There is also to be a communication trom the inside to the upper school-room, which has a waggonetted ceiling, with principals and tie beams exposed. The ventilation will be very good, as there are to be four pairs of Louvre ventilators in the roof. The building will be of brick, varied with courses Of Bodmer's bricks, the dressings being of Bath stone. All necessary offices will be attached. It is intended if possible to raise sufficient to pay off the debt upon the chapel as well as to defray the expense of erecting the new building, and we understand that many very liberal donations have already been promised towards the fund for this purpose. The works will be pro- ceeded with as soon as possible, and, in their prospec- tus, tne committee state that they xpect these Day Schools will be opened at Christmas, and will be un- der the care of a trained Teacher from the Wealeyan Training College, Westminster, holding a Govern- ment Certificate of Competency. They willb- placed under Government Inspection, and a guarantee will be thus afforded for their efficiency in teaching the three most us- ful acquirements, viz.:—Reading, writing, and arithmetic, beside which the scholars will be taught other branches of useful learning, such as Englisn grammar, geography, natural history, &c. They are intended for the b ys and girls of the middle and poorer classes, and while religiously con- ducted, tney will be open to the children of all de- nominations without let or hindrance, and the scholars will be at liberty to attend whdt place ot worship or Sunday S« ho. l their parents prefer. A- the expense of the Schools will be par-ly provided for by Government aid, and the subscriptions of peisoub iriendly to the object, the charges will be moderate. The Committee therefore confidently appeal to the public fur help towards their Builuing Scheme."
CRICKET MATCH.—A match between the Town and Volunteer elevens was played ou Wednesday. Oue or t -o good scores were made, Mr T. B. Jones taking out his bat to the tune of 28. There was not time to play more than one innings, and the Town club won, with 35 runs to spare. We subjoin the score TOWN. J. C. B. Morris b King 8 H. North b J. James i Captain C. Lloyd b. P- Lloyd 13 E. Wright b. P. Lloyd u T. B. Jones, not out 28 H. Davies b P. Lloyd 4 A. Lewis b King. 5 J. LI. Edwards b J. James 14 Stokes b J. James Q Extras j" j." 16 100 VOLUNTEERS. Private E. Jones, run out 13 4 Private W. Bell, run out 7 Private H. R. King, run out 6 Private H. Palmer b T. Jones 15 4 Private Hanburv c Wright b Morris 1 Ensign James b E. Wright 8 Sergeant J. Morgan c H. Davies b Morris 5 Captain Lloyd b Wright 0 Sergeant James Morgan b Morris 3 Corporal Powell b Morris 0 Private Powell, not out 0 Extras. 7 < 65
ANNIVERSARY AND "WAYZE-GOOSE" OF THE "BRECON COUNTY TIMES" EMPLOYES. The first anniversary of the establishment of the Brecon County Tims and Way ze-Goose," as it it tech, ically termed, was celebrated on Saturday lallt. The e mployes of the establishment assembled about ten o'clock, and proceeded by train to Talyllyn, and thence to L'angorse. Arrived at the lake, bisati4 were en^a^ed, and the pleasure seekers enj iyed a "pull" on the water for some time. They then landed on the opposite side of the lake, and made their way to the beautiful little church, prett-ly situate almost close to the lake, embosomed, and half-hidden from the spectator at a distance amidst the rich foliage of the trees which flourish luxuriantly in its vicini'y A visit to this church well repays the stranger. Et ected by a private gentleman, Mr. Raikes, at his own expense, it has, we feel sure, but few compeers in the 'Principality or in the country. In richness of orna- mentation, combined with the most perfect elegance, and completeness of finish, it can scarcely be surpassed; while the many-coloured painted windows, each repre- senting some Scriptural story, afford a "dim religious light" which makes one almost fancy oneself within some cloisiered cathedral. An attendant obligingly responds to an expressed wish, gives us a voluntary" on the organ, whose ornate exterior it excelled only by its sweet yet rich and powerful tone. Having bestowed somewhat more than a passing look at the beauties of art here afforded, the party ascend the narrow winding staircase leading to the belfry, and thence to the top of the tower, from whence the scene that meets the eye well repays for the trouble of the ascent. The prospect is an extensive one,—so varied and so charming that rather than undertake the task of a description, we would recommend all who have an eye for the beautiful to visit it. Having sufficiently feasted the eye on the glorious scene pre- sented to the gaze, the steep and winding staircase was descended, the lake re-crossed, and upon regaining the other shore the party hastened to partake of the bountiful fare so well provided at the establishment of Mr. Pritchard, whose catering and attention consider- ably enhanced the pleasures of the day. The repast ended, and not forgetting the injunction "after dinner sit awhile," stumps were erected in the neigh- bouring common, and the pleasant and healthful pastime o- cricket engaged in with ardour. This was succeeded by another quiet row on the lake, and ere the shadowed ligt of evening fell," the pleasure seekeri wended their way to the station, and soon found themselves once more in Brecon. Later in the evening the employes assembled at the Bridge End Hotel, where a very excellent repast was placed on the table in a very tasty manner. The chair was taken by Mr. W. H. Clark, the managing partner, Mr Stephens, the overseer, occupying the vice-chair. On the removal of the cloth, the customary loyal toasts, proposed by the Chairman, were very loyally received. The health of The Donors," in- cluding the b,-rough and county members, was briefly proposed by Mr Moss, and most cordially received. James Williams, Esq., whose name was also associated with the toast, responded. u Our Employers," pro- posed by Mr Boyd, was responded to by Mr Clark, who remarked that, as might be imagined, it gave him the greatest possible pleasure to take part in the proceed ngs oft) at day, inasmuch as he remembered the time, not 110 long ago, when opinions were very freely express- d that a newspaper conducted on modern principles could not possibly exist for a twelvemonth amongst the cold looking Welsh hills by which they were surrounded. He was happy, however, to find that, notwithstanding these predictions, they were then assembled to celebrate the first anniversary of what he may perhaps be pardoned for some little pride in calling a tolerably good paper and he had little hesitation in saying that if they were spared they would meet in that or some other room to celebrate their anniversaries for very many years to come. He would mention, as a somewhat singular coincidence, and as, at the same time, shewing the obstacle-4 which beset the path of those who undertook the establish- ment of a newspaper,—that he was thu only individual at the present time in any way connected with the Brecon County Times who was connected with it at the time that the first numl er went to press. The nex' toast was that of "The Overseer, proposed by Mr Chappell, and replied to by the Vice-Chairman. Mr Stephens nexi proposed "The Saff," after which "Success to the Brecon County Timet" was drunk Nith three times three and musical honours, and this con- cluded the list of toasts. Several songs aad recitations were given in the cou se of the evening.
BRECON POLICE INTELLIGENCE. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, SHIRB HALL, SA- TURDAY, before PENRY WILLIAMS, and W DB WINK IN, ESQRS. AN ASSAULT.-Thomas Lewis was summoned by John Powell for assaulting him. The complainant said that on Wednesday morning last he was going with a load of furniture to Llangyn eder, when he met the defendant on the road. Defendant came up to him and caught hold of his collar, and struck him. A scume then ensued, and both fell to the gi ound, defendant still retaining bis hold on complainant's collar. Complainant had bad some words with the defendant at the fair, and a little squabble, and defendant insulted him, and complainant struck him in consequence. Ellen Jones, a woman who was in the road at the time, deposed to having seen the com. plainant and defendant scuffling with each other, and falling to the ground. The defendant was fined Is. and 12. costs, or seven days' imprisonment, in default of payment. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, TOWN HALL, MONDAY, before JOHN DAvits (Mayor), and JOSEPH JOSEPHS, ESQRS. ALL ABOUT PIGS.-Sarah Havard, a woman with a child in her arms, was summoned by Elizabeth Davies for assaulting her. Complainant stated that one day last week her young pigs went down to the river side, and there met some of defendants, and began, she supposed, to quarrel with each other." Defendant was looking on, and went and kicked the complain- ant's pigs. Complainant then thought proper to in- terfere, when the defendant immediately commenced a very violent attack upon her, pulling her hair, striking her several times, until some of the neigh- bours came to her assistance. Several witnesses ap- peared on behalf of the complainant, but none saw the commencement of the assault. It was evident, however, that a severe contest had transpired between the parties, and very great difficulty had been ex. perienced in separating them. Elizabeth Davies was also summoned by the defendant. Sarah Havard, for an assault. Complainant, Havard said she was com- ing up from the river side, when she, heard defendant's boy say, Here she's coming, mother." Defendant 'ben came towards her saying, "I'll have you now, you — and commenced an assault upon the com- plainant by dragging her hair witness only defended herself. The Bench, however, were not disposed to kive any credit to the complainant, Havard's, state- ments, and ordered her to pay Is. fine and the costs, or seven days' imprisonment in default. The gam- mons against defendant Davies was dismissed.