THE ANNUAL MEETINGS of the Subscribers to the CLERICAL CHARITY, the SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION of the GOSPEL in FOREIGN PARTS, and the SO- CIETY for PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOW- LEDGE in the Archdeaconry of Brecon, will be held at the BUlB. HALL, Brecon, on TumaDAir, DXCXMBBB 1, at One o'clock. [1177 HIGH STREET, BRECON. H HUGHES, BOOKSELLER, STATIONEH, » and NEWS AGENT, begs respectfully to announce that he has now added the BOOKBIND- ING BRANCH to his Business, and is prepared to bind books in every variety of Style or Pattern on the premises. Periodicals placed in publishers' covers. School Books and Libraries neatly repaired. All orders will be promptly attended to. [897 ESTABLISHED UPWARDS OF 30 YEABS. DENTAL SURGERY. ME. EDWARD KING attends Monthly— BUILTH: The last Monday, at LION HOTBL. LLANDOVERY: On Saturday after the secon Wednesday, at Knm's HEAD HOTEL, from 11 to 2. Artificial Teeth fixed, from one to a complete set. Teeth stopped. 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TENDERS are invited for a supply during the next Twelve Months of VIPOND'S VARTEG CANNEL GAS COAL, delivered to Boats at Cwmbrane Siding, Pontypool.—Sealed Tenders to be sent to the undersigned on or before MONDAY, December 14th. EDWIN A. WRIGHT, 1179] Secret ary. JUST PUBLISHED, rpHE Second Edition of GWLADYS 1 WILLIAMS,an ENGLISH DRAMA bearing npon Wales. London: T. T. LEMABE, 1, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row. It deals with Characters in the County of Car- marthen, and with scenes recently enacted there. OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. "The reader need not be told that throughout this little Drama there is no false feeling-no base hero dragging his slow length through scores of pages-provoking 'what next V and 'what next!' till the patient reader loses himself by a fortunate hiatus, or a skip' of some forty or fifty pages. 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MARRIAGES. CHABLBS—WILLIAMS.—At the parish church, Aberdare, November 12, by the Rev. Daniel Leigh, Mr. Pendrill Charles, of Maesdyr Haf, Neath, to Alice Catharine, eldest daughter of Rees Williams, Esq., CefnPennar House, near Aberdare.—No cards. FENLET—JONES.—At the Register Office, Brecon, November 17, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. Thomas Fenley, to Miss Mary Ann Jones, both of Senny Bridge, Defynock, JONES-WATXINS.-At the Register Office, Brecon, November 14, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. David Jones, Tymawr, to Miss Mary Watkins, Old Glanrhyd, both of the parish of Defynock. THOMAS—HOPKINS.—At the Register Office, Brecon, November 17, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. John Thomas, Danycefn, to Miss Gwenllian Hopkins, Penycefn, both of the parish of Llanspyddid. TINHAM—PEICE—At the Priory Church, Brecon, Nov. 17, by the Rev. J. Jones, Mr. George Tinham, 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers, to Miss Elizabeth Price, Mill Street, Brecon. WATKINS—PBOSSHB.—At the Register Office, Brecon, November 18, before Mr. William Evans, registrar, Mr. Evan Watkins, Pytindu, Llanthew, to Miss IIGwenllian Prosser, Ship-street, Brecon. DEATHS. MORRIs-At Pendre, Brecon, November 8, after a pro- tracted illness borne with exemplary meekness and fortitude, Sarah Jane Winstone, daughter of the Rev. Benjamin Morris, aged 14 years.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE BBKCONSHIRE HARRIERS WILL MEET :— TUESDAY, November 24th, at The Glanusk Lodge, on the Brecon Road. FRIDAY, November 27th, at Graig-y-Balla. Each day at 11 o'clock.
MAIDEN SESSION.—Last Monday, being the first Petty Sessions for W. de Winton, Esq, the new Mayor, to attend, was a maiden sitting, there being no business of any kind to transact. HIGH SHERIFF FOR BRECONSHIRE.-The following have been nominated for the office of High Sheriff of this county: Wm. Powell, Esq., of Chapel House; Hugh Powel Price, Esq., Castle Madoc; and Thomas John Evans, Esq., of Tymawr-yn-y- Glyn. DISTRICT HIGHWAY BOARD.-On Saturday morn- ing, at the Shire-hall, the usual meeting of this Board was held, Wm. Perrott, Esq., in the chair. There were also present the Rev. J. J. Evans, Can- treff; David Downes, Llanthetty David Price, Llangasty; Wm. Williams, Llanthew; John Davies, Llandefailog-fach; Wm. Williams and William Jones, Merthyr Cynog and Thomas Smith, St. David's. Mr. Thomas Davies, the surveyor, pre- sented his account of expenditure in the different parishes, amounting in the whole toj694 17s. lid. This was examined, and a cheque for the amount ordered to be signed. -There was no other business before the meeting. THE TOWN CLOCK. —This clock has at length undergone a thorough repair, so far as the works are concerned. An additional dial, with motion works, has also been fixed in the tower, facing the Watton, and gas has been taken up for the purpose of lighting it. It is a matter for regret, however, that the old dial cannot also be illuminated. The patchy appearance is still more marked by the con- trast between the new or fresh painted hands and the un-painted face of the old dial. We under- stand, however, that the great expense of putting up a scaffolding for the purpose has prevented this being done. The repairs have been executed under the direction of Mr. Webb, and the cost will be about 145 or J650. The greater portion of this amount has already been collected. FOOTBALL.—A match between the Brecon club and the officers and non-commissioned officers of the 23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers was played at the cricket field, on Wednesday, the 11th instant. The Brecon club having won the toss, elected to kick off towards the pavilion. At first they seemed over- powered by the weight of their opponents; but towards the end the Brecon club got much the best of it, and it required the greatest watchfulness on the part of their rivals to prevent a goal being won. The game, however, ended in a draw. The Brecon club was represented by the following players :-Messrs. J. C. B. Morris (captain), E. Nolan, H. King, E. Jones, W. W. Morris, T. H. Williams, W. Williams, J. R. Griffiths, Vaughan, P. Jenkins, F. Davies, and W. E. Thomas; and the 23rd Regiment by Lieut. Creeke, Color-sergeant Giles, Sergeant Wharton, Sergeant Pepper, Corporal Burgess, Corporal Goody, Private Meredith, Private Asbury, Drummer Collinson, and two others. DABKNESS VISIBLE.—We have heard numerous complaints respecting the shortness of the supply of gas during last fortnight. In all parts of the town scarcely any gas light was obtainable, and resort was rendered necessary to other means of lighting. We were informed that a meeting of the directors took place on Wednesday evening (the 11th instant) when measures were taken which would prevent a recurrence of the inconvenience. Notwithstanding this, however, from some cause or other, the street lamps were not lighted on the Thursday evening, while poor lights only could be obtained in houses and shops. During this present week there has been an improvement; but if we are to be subject to such occurrences as this-which is not quite unprecedented-if we cannot have our streets well lighted on dark November nights, when drainage works are being carried on, and large pits stand invitingly open for the unsuspecting and incau- tious-thenit is high time that the Corporation should buy up the Gas Company, or that some other strong measures be taken, especially when the company pays a dividend of 10 per cent, and has then a large balance which cannot be divided. WISE SAWS AND MODERN INSTANCES."—On the evening of Thursday week a lecture on the above subject, in connection with the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Society, was delivered at the Town- hall by the Rev. J. W. Lance, of the Lecturers' Association. Owing probably to a political meeting taking place on the same evening, the attendance was very meagre. Hugh Powel Price, Esq., pre- sided, and introduced the lecturer in a few apropos observations. The lecturer then commenced his lecture by alluding to Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man," and defining the word saw" as a saying or proverb having point, like a saw. A number of paradoxes from Archbishop Whateley's common- place book were quoted and elucidated, and these were followed by numerous other prudential maxims, wise saws hard upon fools, proverbs about women and friendship-in many cases the origin being given, or suppositious ones supplied, evolved from his own consciousness," and all being illustrated in an amusing manner. The audience frequently testified their enjoyment of the remarks of the lecturer, to whom a cordial vote of thanks was carried at the close, on the motion of Dr. Lucas. A similar vote was accorded the chairman for his kindness in presiding. THE SEVEN AGES OF WOMAN.OnMonday and Tuesday evenings Miss Emma Stanley gave her celebrated entertainment at the Town Hall. Unfor- tunately for success, in a pecuniary point of view, election matters and the November fair interfered considerably with the attendance, which on each occasion was comparatively small. Notwithstanding this drawback, the delineations of character were so clever, so faithful, and appealed so.forcibly to one's knowledge of, and acquaintance with, human nature, that the assemblage frequently testified their admi- ration and the pleasure experienced by frequent and spontaneous plaudits. If it be not invidious to select from the impersonations, we would speak of those of the unsophisticated Miss Muddlestone, the romance-loving servant girl, Jane Dowdy, and the venerable grandmother Grey, as being the most happy. In all, however, there was great excellence, and the whole entertainment,—and not the least the performances on pianoforte, harp, guitar, and German zither; the speaking correctly in Italian, Turkish, Scotch, Swiss, Spanish, and French, evinced great ability and artistic skill on the part of the fair entertainer. Should Miss Stanley favour this town with another visit under more favourable auspices, we feel assured that there will be a full house upon the occasion. ODDFELLOWSHIP.—On Tuesday, the 10th instant, the anniversary of the St. David's Lodge of the Ancient Order of Oddfellows was celebrated by the members at the Wheat Sheaf. A capital dinner was placed on the table, to which a party of about 70 sat down, under the presidency of Mr. J. Davies, jeweller, and the vice-chair was occupied by Mr. James Williams, the secretary. Upon the removal of the cloth the customary loyal and patriotic toasts were given from the chair, after which the report was read by the secretary, from which it appeared that the number of members was 60 the balance in favour of the lodge amounted to £165 15s. 7d., an increase of £ 15 8s. 4d. upon last year. The Chair- man remarked upon the pleasure he experienced at the funds of the lodge being in a satisfactory state, although that it was but in its infancy. He exhorted them to do their best to promote its prosperity, and expressed his willingness to do what he could for it. Several toasts followed, including that of C.R. Hosken, Sub-C.R. George Evans, P.R.'s Lewis Lewis, George Lewis, W. Morgan, W. Vaughan, and John Price, and Mr. James Williams. Mr. A. A. Walton's name was coupled with the toast of the visitors, and in responding he made some lengthened observations upon the good effected, by such societies as that, entering into details with reference to their working. The health of the chairman was most heartily drank, and responded to in a very happy manner; and that of the host and hostess was also drunk. In the course of the evening a number of capital" songs were sung, which greatly enlivened the proceedings. THE MONTHLY CHALLENGE Cup.-On Wednesday week the second challenge cup was shot for by mem- bers of the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers and the Volunteer Corps, and was again won by Private J. Mellor, who obtained 41 points. Subjoined is the score:— 23RD ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS. 200 500 600 Totl. Sergeant W. Stevens 14 5 11 30 Corporal A. Murphy. 15 11 8 34 Private C. Baker 9. 4 2 15 T. Walters 9 12 8 29 J.Thomas 13 0. 7' 20 B. Jones 7 9. 0 16 J. Mellor 16 16 9 41 R. Ball 14 2. 6 22 Colour-sergeant L. Pilcher 8 13 6 — 27 Private G. McEvoy 11 5 retd. E. Western 17 10 8 35 N. Hall 9. 3 retd. A. Squires. 12 12 retd. VOLUNTEERS. CorporalH. Bennett 8 17 7 32 Private J. Brace. 14 12 retd. 11 J. Owen 15 O retd. Sergeant T. Powell 12 7 8 27 J. Morgan 9. 8. 6 23 COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL.—By D. E. Williams, Esq. Thomas Kelley and John Kelley, hauliers, to 14 days' hard labour each, in default of the respective penalties of Is., and £1 6s. 6d. costs, inflicted for being drunk and riotous at Vaynor. By Henry Allen, Esq., W. de Winton, Esq., and Revs. R. Lister Venables and W. J. Thomas: James Morris and Joseph Nash, spade-tree makers, to 14 days' hard labour each, in default of the respec- tive fines of 10s., and lis. 4d. costs, inflicted for assaulting one James Hardwick, at Hay; Thomas Parry, labourer, to 2 months and 6 months consecu- tive hard labour, convicted of being found armed with a gun, at night, on certain lands at Llanigon, for the purpose of taking and destroying game, he having been previously convicted of a similar offence; Michael Fury and Thomas Cook, hawkers, for trial at the sessions, charged with having stolen from the person of William Bowen, at Hay, X 11 of the monies of the said William Bowen. By M. J. Roberts, Esq.: James Strong, besom maker, to 7 days'imprisonment, in default of a penalty of 5s. and lis. 6d. costs, con- victed of permitting certain donkeys to stray and wander on the highway at Llangenny. By W. H. West, Robert Raikes, and M. J. Roberts, Esqrs.: George Tomhins, shoemaker, to 2 calendar months' hard labour, in default of a penalty of X2 and 12s. costs, convicted of having committed an aggravated assault on one James Hayes, at Llanelly. By T. J. Evans, Esq.: William Trotman, mason, for trial at the sessions, charged with having stolen certain chisels, of the value of 10s., at Vaynor. By Philip Bright, Esq., mayor: Ann Tustian, single woman, to 3 calendar months' hard labour, convicted of deserting and running away from the Brecon union workhouse, and taking with her certain clothes the property of the guardians. BOARD OF GUAEDIANS.—The usual meeting of this Board was held on Saturday week at the Town- hall. W. Perrott, Esq., presided, and there were also present the Rev. Garnons Williams, Lewis Hughes, Esq., the Rev. J. J. Evans, Cantreff; Thos. Evans, Esq., and John Prothero, Esq., St. Mary's Messrs. F. Watkins, Christ College; Philip Edwards, St. John's Thomas Smith, St. David's David Price, Cray William Thomas, Talachddu William Mor- gan, Llandefalle; William Williams and William Jones, Merthyr Cynog; John Davies, Trallong; John Davies, Llandefailog-fach; John Handley, St. John's; David Downes, Llanddetty; R. D. Williams, Llanhamlach William Williams, Llan- ddew; Philip Morgan, Llanfihangel Nantbran; William Edwards, Vennyfach Rev. J. D. Morgan and T. S. Cornish, Llanspyddid; and Rees Williams, Llanvigan.—From the master's journal it appeared that there had been 1 death, 1 admission, 3 dis- charges, leaving 92 in the house-an increase of 24 on the corresponding week of last year. The medical officer had attended only upon two occasions. The master brought before the attention of the Board the case of Ann Tustian, who had again on two occasions escaped over the wall of the workhouse, and gone to her mother's house. On the last occasion she was taken by the police, and it was decided she should be brought before the magistrates and charged with absconding with the Union clothes.—The case of another girl was also brought before the Board, and she herself was brought into the room. Her demeanour then showed that she was of a violent temper, and a most impudent girl. She was ordered to have brown bread for a fortnight.—The Clerk read a letter from the Poor-Law Board in reply to one he had written to the Board, to say that Mr. Wm.Williams, collector, of Llanthew, was deserving of a superannuation allowance. The reply was that they were prepared to consider any recommendation by the Guardians to grant an allowance. Mr. Thomas said he again wrote to ascertain to what fund the superannuation allowance would be charged, and was told the same as the officer's salary was charged to-that was to the parish. A circular letter, received from the Poor Law Board, was referred to the assessment committee. There was no other business of interest before the Board, which afterwards proceeded with the relief lists. THE F AIR.- The usual November business and pleasure fair took place on Tuesday and Wednesday last. The former day was not very favourable, being foggy and a raw cold day, misty rain also falling at intervals. The business portion of the fair was not so large as usual at this time of the year. A fair number of steers and fat cattle, in moderately good condition, were exhibited, with the usual proportion of bulls and bullocks, and but few cows and calves. The amount of business transacted was, however, exceedingly small. Some few sales were effected where sellers submitted to a reduction rather than take home their animals, for which they had little or no food. In every case, however, low rates prevailed, as a consequence of the scarcity and high price of fodder. In the sheep market but few animals were shown, and business there also was exceedingly slack, in some cases animals fetching a third less than they had been bought at some time ago. There was the usual variety of horses exhi- bited,—a great many sorry animals, and a few good ones. Business was a little brisker than in the cattle fair, but not a great deal was doing. Those of inferior description went for whatever they would fetch, while animals of a superior class realised high prices. In the butter market large quantities of butter and Welsh, Gloucester, and other cheese, were offered for sale, and a moderate amount of business effected. Last year's tubs of butter fetched lOld. to lid. per lb., but this year's 14d. and even 15d. were paid, scarcely anything being done under the lower price. Cheese fetched about the usual prices. The attendance at the pleasure portion of the day's proceedings bid fair at one period to be a small one, but as the day wore on a large influx of visitors took plae, The various shows were, of the two, more numerous than usual, and several had to take up their position on the Bulwark. The din kept up by these,—by hand organs, cornets, drums, gongs, cymbals, et hoc genera,-was almost deafen- ing, and was increased by the continual sharp- shooting" of those graduating at the shooting saloons, and the hoarse bawl of the showmen and vendors of cakes, gilded gingerbread, &c. The whole of Wheat Street, Castle Street, and part of High Street, as well as the market, were completely thronged, and it was with the utmost difficulty that those intent on other than fair business or pleasure could thread their way through the mass of young and old, male and female, that blocked up the thoroughfare. In the evening the fun waxed faster and more furious, and notwithstanding the numbers who had put an enemy into their mouths in such quantities as to steal away their brains," compa- ratively very few disturbances took place. On Wednesday the pig market took place, and the por- cine tribe were somewhat numerously represented. Business was tolerably brisk, at fairly remunerative prices. The number of pleasure-seekers fell rather short of the preceding day, but the stalls and shows were well patronised.
BRECON POLICE INTELLIGENCE. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS, SATURDAY, before the Rev. REES PRIOE. A FARMER SUMMONED FOR TRESPASSING ON HIS OWN LAND.-Richard White, of Tregare, was sum- moned for unlawfully being in the day-time upon a close of land, called Tregare Wood, Llanfrynach, in search of game, on the 9th November. Mr. Games defended.—Before the case was proceeded with, Mr. Games said this was an extraordinary case, the action being brought against the occupier of land for trespassing on his own land. He was the tenant of Tregare, and had been so for seven years. He was now for the first time summoned for beino- on his own land trespassing in pursuit of game. "I By law all the game Upon the land rented by the tenant was the property of the tenant farmer, unless the landlord reserved the right to go upon the land and destroy the game. The first thing, therefore, that the complainant had to do was to show that he had reserved the right of shooting over the land.- Mr. Evans, the magistrates' clerk, said the case bad better proceed, and Mr. Games could take his objection hereafter.—Mr. Dance, gamekeeper to Major Conway Lloyd and Mr. Hnry de Winton, stated that on Monday, the 9th November, he was in Tregare Wood, and heard the report of a gun he went in the direction of the report, and when he got some little distance in the wood he saw Mr. White's dog following a hare, and then saw Mr.. White standing with his gun in his hand; witness went towards him, and defendant came towards witness witness said Good morning, Mr. White, it is you shooting, is it?" he replied Yes; my dog started a hare, and I let loose at him; I did not kill him, I believe;" in a short time afterwards witness's bitch found a hare, with a broken leg, and brought it to him witness then went with the defendant to Mr. Henry de Winton did not hear the whole of the conversation, but heard Mr. de Winton tell the defendant that he would make him pay for it; Mr. de Winton afterwards told him to take out a summons against Mr. White Mr. Henry de Winton had the exclusive right of shooting there; bad been with Mr. de Winton over three years; had never seen Mr. White shooting there before.—In cross-exami- nation by Mr. Games, witness said the wood was not enclosed, and defendant's sheep pastured there sometimes.—Mr. Henry de Winton not being present, the case was adjourned for a fortnight, upon the complainants paying the costs of the day. DOG CASEs-Elijah Trew, Llanfrynach; Howell Powell, Middleswood; Cadogan Edwards, Pontar- ysker Morris Smith, Aberyskir Thomas Prosser, Noyadd and John Lloyd, Llanthetty hali, were summoned for keeping dogs without a license.- In consequence of the attendance of only one magi- strate, the cases were adjourned.
BRECON BOROUGH ELECTION MEETINGS OF THE LIBERAL PARTY. On Thursday evening week, the 12th instant, a Welsh Liberal meeting was held at the Plough Chapel, Lion-street, J. Prothero, Esq., presiding. There was a large attendance. After the opening address from the chairman, the Rev. E. Matthews, of Canton, addressed the meeting in Welsh, referring to the Irish Church, church rates, and a variety of other topics, and making some very pungent allusions. His illustrations of the condition of the Irish Church excited much merriment, and throughout his address he kept the risible faculties of his audience in any- thing but a quiescent state. The Rev. H. Oliver, B.A., of Newport, next spoke in Welsh for some little time. In the course of his observations, Mr. H. P. Price made his appearance, with the Rev. J. W. Lance, the lecture at the Town-hsill being concluded; and their appearance was the signal for great cheering. Mr. Oliver then spoke in Efiglish, and was followed by the Rev. J. W. Lance. H. P. Price, Esq., proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers, making a brief allusion to politics. The Rev. John Morris seconded the motion, and a similar vote to the chairman brought the proceedings to a close. On Friday evening a Liberal meeting was held at the Town-hall, J. Davies, Esq., presiding. Upon the platform were the Revds. Henry Griffiths, John Morris, W. Roberts, D. W, Davies, and R. S. Williams; Messrs. W. Games, W. J. Roberts, John Jones, T. H. Williams, and G. A. Edwards. The Chairman, in opening the business of the meeting, remarked that they had no personal hostility to the gentleman opposed to them. They had no private interests to serve, but were entirely actuated by a sense of duty, which they were determined to do. (Applause.) Personally he had no objection to the Conservative candidate. On the contrary he esteemed and respected him. He had come in con- tact with him on a number of occasions, and had always found him gentlemanly and courteous. In political principles, however, he was opposed to Mr. Gwyn, and therefore it was that they were there. He would also say that the Liberal candidate had never asked any to break his pledge to his opponents. He (the speaker) had canvassed most of the town with the Liberal candidate, and he defied any man to say that Air. Price bad asked any to break a pledge to Mr. Gwyn. He would say to all of them-keep your pledges like men; and he felt convinced, so surely as they met there that night, if they kept their pledges, so surely would Mr. Hugh Powel Price be their member. (Cheers.) The Rev. R. S. Williams addressed the meeting in an energetic Welsh speech, which was loudly applauded. The Rev. John Morris said he believed in the ventilation of public questions-in facts and arguments. He did not believe in the screw, nor in the beer barrel. (Laughter.) He did not believe in tampering with the consciences of poor men. (Cheers.) He believed in the Liberal cause-- it was the cause of truth and righteousnes* it was the cause of the people; it was the cause of God. (Applause.) He advocated the claims of Mr. Powel Price simply because he represented Liberal prin- ciples. (Cheers.) He believed he was a most amiable man, and thought very highly of his personal quali- ties. He thought he was a high-minded, honourable, and able man, and would do them infinite credit in the House of Commons but still, if he were not a Liberal in his political principles, he should not support him. They said Mr. Gwyn was a very amiable man; but he had nothing to do with his person, only his politics and the reason he set his face againstmr. (iayn was because he was an out-and- out Tory—(laughter)—a Tory of the first water and therefore he was determined to resist him to the uttermost. Toryism had no heart. Toryism had no I bowels and as a Tory he very much questioned the kindness of Mr. Gwyn. Was it kindness to flog soldiers. (No, no.) Was it kind to keep Dissenters out of the Universities. (No, no.) Was it kind to attempt to keep on that abominable impost-church rates. (No, no.) He did not call in question the kindness of Mr. Gwyn but he did not conceive that mere kindness entitled him to go to the House of Commons. (Hear, hear.) If he wanted a reliev- ing officer perhaps be would be a proper man. (Laughter.) The Tories had always resisted every measure of progress and improvement, and voted for every abuse. They resisted as long as they could liberty of worship they forbad for a long time men and women coming together and worshipping God according to the dictates of their consciences, under penalties of fine and imprisonment, and even death itself. They forbad dissenting ministers to come within five miles of any corporate town under a penalty of L40. If the refused to take the oath of passive obedience they might be sent to gaol for six months. Thanks be to God-no thanks to the Tories-they could now sit under their own vine and fig tree, none daring to molest them. The Tories resisted also the Test and Corporation Acts. No Nonconformist could then take office in any corpora- tion, in any office, civil or military, without taking the sacrament in church within three months of taking office. A person could not keep a Tom and Jerry shop without taking the sacrament of the Lord's supper. (Laughter.) The Tories were very religious people, and they must have a religious man to manage even their drunkeries. (Laughter.) Certain corporations used to improve these amiable acts. The corporation of London was in the habit of appointing Dissenters to take the office of sheriff, knowing they could not qualify, and when they refused to serve were fined some X400 or Y,500, and it was with these fines the Mansion House in London was built. ("Shame,,) As Lord Mansfield said: If they refuse, punish them if they say yes, punish them if they say no, punish them if they are too short, stretch them; if they are too long, dock them. ("Shame.") Oh the dastardly tyrants No words were strong enough to express his abhor- rence of their acts; and if the Tories had their own way, those monstrous laws would have effect to that day, and disgrace their statute book. The Tories resisted the abolition of negro slavery in the West Indies; they resisted the repeal of the Corn Laws, which doubled the price of corn they resisted the Reform Act of 1832, which inaugurated quite a new era in the history of their country. They put forth frantic efforts to resist that bill; and it was only when they saw that the country was on the brink of a revolution, and that the rioldiers could not be trusted, that they gave in. (Hear, hear.) And they had resisted Reform ever since. The speaker thn. gave a history of the late Reform movement from the time of the bringing in of Mr. Gladstone's Bill in 1866, up to the passage of the late Reform Bill next referring at some length to the Irish Church. The Tories must accept the blue pill of rHsendowment and the black draught of disestablishment; and when this was donehe believed the Irish Church would come forth fair as the moon, bright, as the sun, and terrible as an. army with banners. Referring again to Toryism, as indicated by the opposition to the acts mentioned, he said it was a monster of such hideous mien that to be hated needs only to be seen." (Applause.) Liberalism was for the good of the many, and therefore he said to them—Vote for Liberalism (cheers) vote for Gladstone, (loud cheers) vote for Hugh Powel Price, Esq. (Immense cheering.) He saw the forces were gathering; the sound of battle was in the land; the country was resounding with the clash of arms the two armies were marching towards one another, and soon would be face to face. But he saw another and a mightier army, with new men and that army was the working men of England and Wales. (Applause.) It depended upon them what would be the result of the battle the power was in their hands. Under what banner would they go forth?— the banner of freedom or of despotism? the banner of Liberalism or of Toryism ? He trusted everyone of them was prepared to fight for themselves, for their country, for truth, and for righteousness. (Cheers.) If they only acted as men, if they were resolute, and resisted temptation, a glorious victory would be theirs. They had been slaves long enough be slaves no longer. Hereditary bondsmen, know ye not that they who would be free must themselves strike the blow?" (Loud cheers.) Mr. John Jones addressed the meeting at some length, referring to the time when 15 individuals, composing the Corporation, and chosen by Lord Tredegar, had vested in them the right of electing a member. He then spoke of the Reform Act of 1832, and the large increase in the number of voters, resulting in the victory of Colonel Watkins. going on to speak of the Reform Act, the Irish Church, and other questions. Mr. Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, making reference to some remarks 01 preceding speakers, and reading some verses from Punch. The Bev. H. Griffiths seconded the vote of thanks. He alluded to the squibs which had been about the town, and said if it were meant to deter him from taking an honest and independent course in regard to this election, they were very much mistaken. If it had one effect more than another, it was to con- vince him he was in the path of duty. (Applause.) He had been convinced that they had neglected to teach and enlighten their people in relation to the great questions of liberty and religious equality. He considered it the greatest compliment to be roundly abused as he had been, and he felt he stood an inch higher than ever before. He felt that the Tories did not exactly believe in holding meetings them- selves, nor in their (the Liberals) holding meetings. (Laughter.) The speaker also referred to the fact of the Tories having gone to the advertising columns of the BRECON COUNTY TIMES, knowing that the Liberals had no chance of replying before the election. They would be glad, however, to meet the Tories on that platform, and reply to them. (Applause.) The statement of Dr. Thomas with reference to the 199 parishes in Ireland without a single Protestant, was alluded to. He said Dr. Thomas quoted from the census of 1861; but in numerous instances the parishes had been grouped together—sometimes two, sometimes seven, some. times nine-into one ecclesiastical district, and now they said there was only one benefice in Ireland without a Protestant. He did not think this made the state of things any better. (Hear, hear.) In concluding his observations, the rev. gentleman said a more thorough, uncompromising, fearless, and earnest Liberal than their chairman did not exist. (Loud applause.) The Chairman having responded, the proceedings terminated. THE TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION. A torchlight procession in Brecon is not a very common occurrence-in fact, it is almost, if not quite, unprecedented, if we may judge from a remark which fell from the lips of one whose grey hair betokened the near approach, if nothing more, of hoary old age,—to the effect that it was the first torch- light procession he had ever witnessed. The rarity of the occurrence may also be gathered from the fact that "all Brecon" turned out to see it, excepting of course those who, living in the line of route it was to take, preferrea, seeing it from their own win- dows rather than being crushed in the crowd. Actuated probably by various motives, it was decided at a committee meeting of the Liberal party held on Saturday evening, to have a torchlight pro cession, and to draw Mr. Hugh Powel Price, the Liberal candidate, in an anticipatory triumphal manner through the town. Probably some of the onlookers on Monday evening thought that the demonstration was very like, as the phrase goes, "coullting your chickens before they are hatched," and that it would have been much better if it had taken place after the election, had Mr. Price been at the head of the poll. In these days, however, show goes a great way and there is nothing like eftthu- siam itself to impart a similar feeling, and-just as the last straw breaks the camel's back-to cause the hesitating and wavering to decide one way or the other. But whatever the motives, it was resolved to have a Liberal demonstration. Accordingly pre- parations were made, and at seven o'clock on Mon- day evening a large number of the Liberal party met at the Wellington Hotel, and the procession was then formed four deep. A brass band was also in attendance, which took the lead, and the procession took its course through High-street, and along tha Struet, followed and accompanied by large numbers of persons, who shouted vociferously. Arrived at the bottom of Priory-hil!, a few torches were lighted, which cast a bright reflection upon the large assem- blage. It had been arranged to meet Mr. H. P. Price at Pendre gate at half-past seven. That point was reached shortly after the appointed time, but then some little delay occurred through the non- arrival of the hon. candidate. In a short time, however, he made his appearance in his carriage, accompanied by Mr. Bright, the ex-mayor, and Mr. J. Davies, aud followed by a large number of his tenantry and others on horseback. Their coming was the signal for general and prolonged cheers the horses were taken from the pole of the vehicle, and plenty of willing and lusty arms took hold the band struck up torches were lighted cheers rent the air, and the procession, which, with followers, could scarcely have numbered less than a thousand persons, moved on its way down the hill. In passing along the Struet numberless windows were opened, thronged with spectators, and handkerchief8 were waved by fair hands, and at every turning on the march crowds gathered to witness the unusual sight. The procession wended its way along the top of Ship-street, through Wheat-street and Glamorgan- street, and then down the Watton and back to the Wellington Hotel. Here a splendid blue light was set fire to in front of the hotel, from every window of which, as well as from the adjacent houses, eager faces peeped forth. As the carriage containing the hon. candidate was brought up to the door loud and prolonged cheers were set up by the assembled mul- titude. Mr. Price then descended from his carriage, and went into the hotel, re-appearing at the window over. the portico, on to which he stepped. The cheers were again and again renewed as he did so, and when silence was restored, he briefly thanked them for their unparalleled kindness, and for the unparalleled demonstration of that evening. When one s heart was full words were wanting, and he could not find words to sufficiently thank them. He would but remind them that their cause was one of truth and justice and equity. (Loud applause.) Being so, he felt assured it would triumph. (Renewed applause.) There were but. a few hours between them and the day of election. He would ask his friends to rally round him on Wednesday, as we^J*s on Thursday, and show by their presence and by their votes that the opinion of the large majority of the voters of Brecon was true blue." (Loud cheers, and true blue for ever.") Mr. Price and his supporters then went into the hotel, and the crowd outside gradually dispersed. One fight occurred, however, at the close of the address of Mr. Price, but it was soon quelled, and was the sole disorderly proceeding arising out of the demonstration, which could not have been of a more orderly character. A committee meeting was held in the hotel, which was numerously attended. Dr. Lucas was voted to the chair, and made an earnest and eloquent speech, and he was followed by Mr. Price, the Liberal candidate. Mr. J. Prothero, Mr. W. Games, and other gentlemen afterwards spoke, and the proceedings were continued till a somewhat late hour. THE NOMINATION OF THE RIVAL CANDIDATES. The nomination of candidates for the suffrages of the electors of the borough took place on Wednesday morning, at eleven o'clock, at the Town-hall. Long before the time named, however, the precincts of the hall evinced more than the usual bustle and animation, and a large number of strangers and others congre- gated in High-street.- Shortly after ten,o'clock the numbers increased, and at half-past ten the Conser- vative electors, who had met Mr. Howet Gwyn at his temporary residence, at Buckingham House, Glamorgan-street, accompanied him in procession to the Town-hall, taking their position on the left of the room on entering. Amongst those on the platform with Mr. Howel Gwyn were Major Conway Lloyd, the Revs. C. Griffith, Herbert Williams, Rees Price, J. D. Williams, H. Howells, J, Jones; Messrs. D. Thomas, J. North, James Williams, D. W. J. Thomas, E.Thomas, F. Watkins, E. W. Malet, E. C. Phillips, Evan Owen (Builth), Henry Williams, Thomas Jones (Llandovery), J. A. Jebb, G. Cansick, T. B. Jones, B. Price, Thomas Thomas, John Wil- liams, Thomas Williams, &e. While waiting, cheer afcer cheer was continually given for Mr. Howel Gwyn by his supporters. The body of the hall was gradually filled, and about a quarter to eleven Mr, Hugh Powel Price, the Liberal candidate, entered the ball with his supporters, having come in proces- sion from the Wellington Hotel. Theil" entrance was the signal for great cheering from the Liberals, mingled with hooting from the opposite party. Mr. Price was attended on the platform by the Revs. J. Morris, W. Roberts, David Price, Henry Griffiths, D. W. Davies, R. S. Williams Dr. Lucas, Dr. Tal- fourd Jones; Messrs. P. Bright (ex-Mayor), Mordecai Jones, George Overton, J. Davies, J. R. Cobb, D. Jeffreys Powell, W. Games, E. Watkeys, Roberts, J. Prothero, T. Trew, John Mainwaring, John Wil- liams, W. P. Price, John Jones, H. C. Rich, John Morris, J. D. Williams, A Henshaw, Lewis Jones, &c. A large number of Mr. Price's supporters wore blue rosettes, many of which had the hon. candidate's photograph in the centre. Mr. Gwyn's supporters, as a rule, wore no colours; but a few had orange and blue rosettes. The gallery was occupied by ladies (among whom was Mrs. H. P. Price, the wife of the Liberal candidate), and most of them wore blue rosettes with photographs, or a "true blue" badge of some kind, only one or two wearing colours of an opposite character. The interval between the arrival of the Liberal party and the commencement of the proceedings was occupied by each party cheering its respective candidates, the cheers being responded to by hisses, hooting, catcalling, &c., from the other side, in addition to shouting, the noise being completely deafening. Punctually to the hour named1, W. de Winton, Esq., the Mayor, arrived, accompanied by S. B. Evans, Esq., the Town Clerk. They were greeted with lond cheers from both sides. The hall- keeper opened the court with the usual proclamation, and his doing so was interrupted by loud Cries and hooting. The Town Clerk then read the writ, which was received in silence, cheers being given at the conclusion of the reading. The Mayor, as returning officer, then took the usual oath to conduct the election impartially, before the ex-Mayor and Mordecai Jones, Esq. The Mayor then advanced to the edge of the plat- form-which had been boarded up and covered with pink canvass—and was received with loud applause. He said Brother townsmen,—We have met here this morning for the purpose (A voice: Of getting Mr. Price in) (cheers and biases, and cries of "order.") I hope you will give everybody to-day a quiet and peaceable hearing. (Hear, hear, and "Yes, we will.") I hope those gentlemen who address you will be heard impartially, and as soon as they conclude their addresses you can cheer and express your feelings as you like. (Cheers.) The Rev. Rees Price then came forward, and was. received with mingled cheers and hissing, and noises of every kind, which prevented anything he said being heard by any body in the body of the room-scarcely by those nearest him. He, however, commenced his address, but as the hooting increased rather than diminished, Mr. Hugh Powel Price came forward, and was received with cheers. He requested silence, and that a hearing should be given to the rev. gentle- man. The request was applauded, but as soon as he retired the cheers and hooting were renewed. The Mayor afterwards came forward and asked and im- plored the audience to keep order, and give a fair hearing to the speakers. The tumult of voices was so great, however, that the request, though shouted at the top of the voice, could only be heard by a few. The Rev. Rees Price, however, continued his observa- tions, but was only apparently heard, and that im- perfectly, by the reporters. In the course of his ob- servations several penny whips were produced by those in the body of the hall, and were received with much laughter, and counter-shouts by Mr. Gwyn's supporters. Later on in the meeting a cat-o'-nine-tails was exhibited, and shaken above the heads of the people. Then a piece of red cloth made its appearance, and was placed on the back of a man, and some one then flogged it. A blanket was also hoisted on a pole, and a coal hod, containing a blanket and the red piece of cloth, aforesaid,was likewise lifted up. On each occasion a burst of laughter and applause took place, accompanied by a contrary demonstration. Bills and squibs of various kinds were also handed about by both parties, or held up as if in mockery to the two candidates. This state of things was kept up throughout the proceedings. Not a single speaker was heard for the noise and shouting, and the speeches were bawled into-the ears of the reporters, who even then could hear with the utmost difficulty. The Rev. Rees Price, vicar of St. David's, said I appear before you on this platform to discharge a very important and responsible duty- It is that of pro- posing a fit and proper person to represent our views and opinions, and to promote our wishes and interests in the Imperial Parliament of this United Kingdom. We live in days when questions involving the most momentous issues, affecting us and our children, are deeply agitating the public mind from one end of the Kingdom to the other. It becomes every man in days like these to be awake to the calls of duty; and how- ever humble my position as a private individual, I do not shrink from my allotted task,—to do what I can to promote the object, which has brought us together this day. Gentlemen, I beg to propose Mr: Howel Gwyn to be our representative in the Commons House of Parliament of this nation. I have every confidence In his ability and willingness to serve us well,—to promote such measures as shall conduce to the national welfare, as well as our own more immediate interests. Looking at his address, we observe that he has been a consistent supporter of the present Govern- ment, which, by the admission even of its oppoients, has displayed great talent and ability in the adminis- tration of the various departments of the State. Lord Stanley has exhibited so much skill, tact, and delicate judgment in conducting our public and diplomatic transactions with other nations as not only to steer clear of many serious and perilous com- plications that have from time to time arisen, but has greatly raised the national prestige, and earned uni- versal respect and admiration both at home and abroad for his open, manly, and conciliating manage- ment. Not the least of his triumphs is the recent ad- justment of the terms on which the international dis- pute between this country and America-a dispute bequeathed to us by Earl Russell, and which required all the skill and resources of Earl Clarendon to bring to a satisfactory settlement. May this nation long continue to possess Lord Stanley at the head of Foreign Affairs, and benefit by his unrivalled political abilities and statesmanship. The Home Secretary has been no less successful in the conduct of his de- partment. He has with firm and gentle hand curbed effectually the power of that turbulent and wicked spirit of Fenianism, which at one time seriously alarmed the public mind and disturbed the peace of the country. The Abyssinian expedition, undertaken for the release of our captive countrymen, and redress of the cruel wrongs and sufferings inflicted on them by a half-civilised and savage tyrant—the care and foresight and admirable arrangements made for the supply of the army, and for ensuring the success of the expedition and its ultimate achievement, reflect the highest credit on the government under whose auspices it was carried out. It was under the leader- ship of the present government that the Reform Bill