MR. PUXLEY AT LLANSAWEL. On Wednesday, Mr Puxley visited Llansawel, and held a well-attended and highly successful meeting. His peech was about the best he has ever made, and everyone was unanimous in his favour. Herbert Evans, Esq., High Mead, presided, on the motion of D. Long Price, Esq., seconded by Mr. Jenkins, surgeon, Llan- sawel and was supported by Herbert Peel, Esq., Taliaris, the Rev. T. B. Nicholl, Glandulas, the rev. the Vicar of Llansawel, D. Long Price, Esq., and Edward Jones, Esq., Velindre. The meeting was so long, and occurred so late in the week, that we can only give a very brief account of it. The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, said he had been roughing it as a sailor, and had no time to study the polished periods of an accomplished orator, the same cause had prevented him from be- coming intimately acquainted with the vernacular of the country nevertheless, he would say a few words. He had much pleasure in introducing to them Mr Pnslev the future member, he hoped, for the county 'i'nWrs\ W?. were on the eve of one of the mo,? im- portant elections En?and had ever seen !t was no ? a S between the Tories and the Whigs of the oE t?me- but between the Conservatives, the up- S?rs Sthe constitution and honours of the country, and the ?als-we could not c^^tbem^Liberal^ for they had forfeited that name long agO-(laughter)- who, led by ngi$Y dgMP409ueOt worked upon.the people feelings to suit their own ends, and whose avowed object was the overthrow of the good old constitution and the establishment of a democracy and mob law men, who on the slightest opposition to their wishes appealed to that law—for instance, the Hyde Park note (cheers). The vital questions to come before Parliament, should induce them to choose as representatives men of prin- ciple, not bigots, blind followers of party leaders, but men who could think for themselves men who, while wishing to govern the whole nation with justice and uprightness, were able to keep an eye on local interests (cheers). The inhabitants of this county were an agri- cultural community from the highest to the lowest, nearly all derived their income from the soil hence they should elect one of themselves. Such a man stood before them in the person of Mr Puxley (cheers). There were three other candidates—Mr Pugh, who was de- servedly respected, Mr Jones, who was quite determined to go to the poll, and Mr Sartoris, of whom they could not help hearing, for his name was on every corner (laughter). His intentions might be good, but a man who appeared one day as a Tory and the next day as a Whig (" Radical") a man who, to humour the electors of one district promised to support a certain measure and afterwards flatly contradicted himself, was scarcely the man to represent an honourable and straight-forward constituency. (Hear, hear.) Let those who had the old Welsh blood in their veins choose members of unimpeachable in- tegrity and truth. Mr Sartoris's excuse for standing as a Tory for Falmouth was, that he was put forward by his friends. That was to say, that seeing a chance of being returned he stood—against his own conscience and his own principles. Would an important Welsh county accept the cast-off Tory of an English borough, now turned Radical 1 (hear, hear.) The Tories were the owners of the land and friends of the agricul- tural community and all men of sense must see that if the country were handed over to the Radicals anarchy and confusion must ensue. On the Irish Church he would only say that it was brought forward for the sole object of overthrowing the present Government. He would just remark further that the country was invaded by political agents, paid and unpaid (much laughter) going about like ravenous wolves seeking whom they might devour (" True," and laughter) every news- paper teemed with abuse of landlords for "putting on the screw." The Liberals should look at home, for he could name by the dozen men who had been ordered by their Liberal landlords to vote for the Radical candi- date. The Dissenting ministers, whether retained or not, had given their assistance to the Radical party; would it not be more in consonance with their holy calling to abstain from canvassing all over the coun- try, and from hurling from their pulpits indiscriminate denunciations against all who differed from them in politics ? (cheers). As for the screw, some of his own and his neighbours' tenants were going to vote against him, and they were welcome, but as a rule, farmers were intelligent enough to see that their interests were identical with those of their landlords. The grievances of some Radicals would be absolutely amus- ing were not the ignorance they displayed so deplor- able. One of them actually complained to him that the army and navy were going to the devil, simply because they made railways in Abyssinia and the Crimea to carry up shot and shell, instead of making the brave fellows which fought our battles for us beasts of burden as heretofore (laughter). Could we imagine anything more silly ? He then called for a fair hearing for Mr Puxley, and introduced that gentleman to the meeting. Mr Puxley said he had every respect for the other candidates, including Mr Sartoris, to whom he would allude politically, not personally, for the attacks made upon him (Mr Puxley) in the Liberal press as to his alleged persona! attacks were most unjust. They knew very little about Mr Sartoris, but doubtless he was a good landlord and a very nice gentleman (laughter). Mr Sartoris was going to abolish Tory domination—a fine term, but what did it mean ? Had any farmer present felt the burden of Tory domination, or ever known a Tory landlord who was worse than a Liberal one ? (Cheers). Was Lord Cawdor, or Mr John Jones, or his unworthy self, or any other Tory landlord worse than Mr AbAdam ? (Cheers and laughter). Mr Sartoris said he should go in for the Ballot if he didn't win this contest; and if that gentleman could not go into the House of Commons he was at perfect liberty to go in for whatever else he pleased (laughter). The Con- servative party's sympathies and interests were with the land; they must be, for as they knew, the heart was very near the pocket (cheers and laughter), and now the Radicals wished to drive the Tories out of their stronghold—the counties. But they would not succeed. Radicals complained that the country was governed by the highest class did they think the lowest class could govern better, or with greater kindness ? They wished to overthrow Toryism, and abused landlords because they were churchmen. Had a churchman landlord ever preferred a churchman to a dissenter for his tenant (" Not one"), or refused a subscription to a chapel or a piece of ground when asked for it ? Before they drove the Tories out of the counties they should look before they leaped. The Tories were ridiculed for taking a leap in the dark let the Radicals mind that they did not take one (laughter). As a churchman he defended his own church, and what dissenter would not cry shame on the man who did otherwise (cheers). He would stand up for any and every Protestant church (cheers). The Conservative charter had six distinguishing points. Firstly, they upheld the Protestant Constitution; secondly, they opposed democracy thirdly, they went in for equal advantages in commerce and agriculture fourthly, they stood up for a vigilant and friendly foreign policy; fifthly, for an enlightened administration of home and colonial affairs and sixthly, they wanted to make old England respected by the whole world (cheers). They supported the church as the bulwark of Protestantism—not the only bulwark, for he wished all Protestants to go hand in hand—but a bulwark. The Liberals attacked it, by the aid of the votes of Roman Catholics, who supported the Liberals because they knew the Liberals were their friends. The Conserva- tives would rather be defeated than have victory on such terms. The Conservatives resisted democracy, because it was the greatest curse to any country. They were not so foolish as to wish to do away with the lowest class, which they had enfranchised. The Liberals aid they were consistent and advanced with the times, hut Lord John Russell, in a speech on Bright and the Manchester School, in 1859, found fault with the hon. member and his class, for their narrow-mindedness." On their own peculiar questions they showed great ability and extensive knowledge, but. on questions affecting the fortune of the empire, their intellect was bound up in such a narrow round that they could not understand the great principles on which our ancestors formed the constitution." That was the very thing which Mr Sartoris abused the Tories for (laughter), and the Liberals were convicted out of their own mouths. Lord Russell had passed through many changes, but had always been a friend to the British Constitution. Con- servatives objected in toto to all the taxes being laid on agriculture the Liberals did this because they came irom the Boroughs, where commerce obtained. Did farmers expect their condition to be improved by the commercial classes? If anybody was to raise the condition of agriculture it was not the Liberals, but the Conservatives; that was an overwhelming reason why they should support the Conservative candidates. A ,entleman in a Chamber of Agriculture, stated the difference in the amount of poor-rate paid by a farmer on a JEaO holding, and a commercial gentlemen getting his £2,000 a year, which was something alarming, and was the effect of sending Liberals to Parliament. In foreign policy, the Conservatives had made England respected. The Alabama dispute, which Lord John Russell had refused to go into, had been settled by Lord Stanley in a statesmanlike manner. Refusing to go into a difficulty was not the way to get out of it. The Conservatives had got us out of the Luxemburg difficulty, from which there was great danger of a European war. Home and Colonial policy could not be better represented than by Mr Hardy, and a better Lord Lieutenant than Lord Abercorn could not be. When he (Mr Puxley) heard the cheers which, as poets sky rend the skies," given when the PrmGe of Wales landed, by men who, as was said, were groaning under a tyranny worse than Poland, he thought if the Poles could cheer their oppressors like that they must be a very fine people. London was the only European capital that had not been invaded by trench troops (cheers). The Tories prevented that the Tories had coated the useless wooden ships which the Liberals built, with iron, and made them impregnable, had put guns into the Liberal's forts, had converted the old Brown Bess into the rifle, had given the so ler two pence a day extra, and now the Radicals saId they had spent too much n/oney. From the Duke of ￼ down to the present day the ?otto of the ^erval^ had been to make old England invincible (cheers) The Comcrvative party was called stupi ui ere ￼ not as brilliant statesmen on the Conserva?tive ￼ the Liberal benches? Who could surpass Pitt an RE81 as commercial reformers, or Der?y or klsdraet I f The ConservatIves 100 e 0 as polItICal re ormen, b r' that the past pas if history as weU a^ present, was oun 0 ￼ h m that mankind could b d t un<*f? French doctrinares might tellb' ￼ ??ca might look only be happy under a rel l Eno'land must look backward, must be g?.?? ??? -ence not by theory. It was better to be too slow ?? f,,t. He asked It was bettr to be too s oakc of change, which leJ them to resist change for the ? ? ? chan? ge, which led to revolution, and to support c g beQ fuuy matured, the only change which ??uld?bejSdv??t e?dbv? y mthae tured, servative party (cheers ) Th? going to overthrow, one by ne, all ???''eant institutions of the country; for instance, th ?cclesiastical Tithes .? f bar b arism. Bill, which somebody had called a r „ t 0f barbarism. Was it passed 300 years ago by t^he ervatives ? No, Jn l851 by this remnant of barbarism was P?a— the head of the Liberals (laughter), introduced y ^ea(j the Liberals (laughter), with he party who now proposed to mem • 't. The Liberals had changed the 0 o gfc bers of Parliament, and when he ￼ ￼ Stephens, as he fully epected (laughter an cheers), he wold not be obliged to swear 4at he won do anything to overthrow Protestantism- ■ WDU done to please, not the dissenters, from whom "o ld have as many votes as Mr SMtoria—??B"?? ?.but the papists. So that Queen Victoria no longer wore the crown dei gratia, by the Grace of God. Why was it done ? The Church of England had never opposed freedom no instance of such a thing could be produced. The fact was, the Liberal party idolised numbers. The Conservatives went in for equal electoral districts Counties were not half represented, and if Carmarthen- shire had its rights it ought to have four members. He then read the letter of the Rev Mr Bromley, Congre^a- tionalist Minister, ridiculing the idea that numbers were the test of right to property. Would the right to his (the speaker's) property be less because 500 men claimed it ? (cheers). The Rev Mr Bromley also said that equal religious rights," which was another Liberal cry, supposed equal truth, equal purity, equal education. Protestants claimed no political superiority but as friends of a free and open Bible and of the right of private judgment, they did claim religious superiority (cheers). Who were the best administrators of the law ? Would they say that the lower class could govern best, while they bad before their eyes the dis- graceful scenes enacted at Sheffield, and the destable name of Broadhead was before them ? He did not say that the aristocracy had a right to all the government, but they bad a right to their share. The ridiculous proposals made"at Brussels the other day such as the taking of farms and working of the mines by none but working men, and drawing upon a bank of credit, were a sample of what democratic goverment would be. These wiseacres said that in case of war workmen should strike and soldiers should refuse to fight [cheers]. The Irish Church was said by the Liberals to be merely apolitical church but in 1851 the Times sent a special commissioner to enquire into the state of the Irish Church, and reported that in Connaught something like a Reformation was taking place, and the "Irish mind was shaking off the fetters of its ancient faith and it recognized the great success of the Protestant Church in her missionary work. Had the Irish Church changed so much in ten short years ? The priests objected to the church because it was doing some- thing if he [Mr Puxley] thought Mr Sartoris was doing nothing he should not trouble about him but wherever he heard Mr Sartoris was most active, he lost no timeiu working there too [laughter and cheers], F had been preached about for being abusive and Dr* Norton said a great dead about him but whatever he (Mr Puxley) had said about Mr Gladstone, he had not called him the devil (" Oh," and laughter) but Mr Sartoris said Mr Disraeli's eminence partook of that bad eminence ascribed to the ruler of the infernal regions," Mr Sartoris said Mr Disraeli ought to have been an acter perhaps Mr Sartoris knew something about acting (laughter). The greater part of the speech was abuse of Mr Disraeli, and all the rest of the speech was the remarks of a good Conservative, which he believed Mr Sartoris was at heart. The Standard had an article on Mr Sergeant Barry's candidature for Dungarvan. A Mr Matthews who was his opponent, put into the poor box on Sunday, and although Mr Sergeant Barry went down with a breviary under his arm and put £5 in the poor box the electors refused to have him, because he had been the crown prosecutor of the Fenians. Upon this the Rev Dr Halley defended Sergeant Barry, in a political sermon—for they had political sermons in Ire- land as well as in Wales. It was denied in a Carmar- then paper that the priests would tell lies for the good of the church. He wished he could believe it. But here the Rev Dr. Halley in his sermon preached in defence of Sergeant Barry, showed the moral stratagems which a priest will use for his church when he gets the chance. The rev Doctor said, that before, Sergeant Barry went to Cork to prosecute the Fenians, he wrote to him hesita- ting as to whether he should undertake the prosecution or not. The holy father replied telling him to "hesitate not," or some Orange barrister would be retained, and would do his duty with a vengeance. But, said the priest, I know, if you go to prosecute, h t" you will be more the advocate than the prosecutor, and only a few of the Fenians would be convicted. That was a very flattering thing to say about a English Queen's Council, and an adviser at the Castle and these were the men who would not tell a lie for the good of the holy Church. He asked them to wait and see what these men and their party would brmg about if they could he asked them to stand by the Conser- vatives in upholding those institutions under which they believed the country had attained to such emi- nence he asked them to stand by the Church, which had been the bulwark of the Protestant faith for ages, which nestled around her a host of Protestant bodies. Long might they all work and live, and fight together let them stick to each other in opposition to Rome (cheers). They had enough to do to defend themselves without fighting each other (cheers). They must not be taken in by people who said that the Church had done nothing. If the Church in Ireland had done no work they would have left her alone, but because she was progressing they desired to overthrow her. She had done a splendid work, as the Irish in America could testify; they became Protestants on arriving in America, because they were out of the in- fluence of the priests, and because they had been pre- pared to receive the true faith by the distribution of the free and open Bible amongst them by the Protestants in Ireland (cheers). Dissenters and Churchmen worked together in Ireland against Popery; so we would in Wales when this miserable furore had gone down (cheers). Mr Sartoris had had a little run, but it was nearly over; and ho asked them to stand by those in- stitutions of the country which supported the agricul- tural interest their interest and to consign the Liberals, as they called themsel ves, to the boroughs. Mr Ed. Jones, Velindre, proposed that this meeting considers Mr Puxley a fit and proper person to represent the county of Carmarthen in Parliament, and pledges itself to use its best endeavours to promote his return. After hearing his eloquent address they would agree that he would be a representative worthy of the county, and would some day make for himself a great name in the senate to which they would send him [cheers] There were plenty of men able speak for England, and Mr Puxley would soon be there to speak for poor old Wales [loud cheersj. He cast no reflections on Mr David Jones, who had done his duty honestly and well and deserved their gratitude [hear, hear], but every had his gift, and Mr Jones was no orator. Mr John Jones although not an eloquent man, would be a suitable com- pamon to Mr Puxley he was a capital man of bUHine and would make a good bard-working member. Ior: over, he took great interest in county matters. The two members they proposed to elect would not be like the young gentlemen sometimes heard of who entered th: house at ten 0 clock, with white ties on, fresh from so fashionable party, and cried Divide, divide" i? dne that they might get away to some other plac of alr c ment but hard-working men on committees in ;e morning and in the House at night. He would t °1; them why he preferred Mr Puxley and Mr Jones to M? l h d 1\'1' S 1\/1' ,0 1\ r Pugh and Mr artons. Mr Pugh was a worthy m and a good landlord, but in the questions which were b f th H erc sure to come before the House no man living could tell on which side he would be found [cheers and lauwh ter[. He [the speaker] did not know Mr Sartoris who was, however, a gentleman by birth, and a landowner h h d h b h. Vnel and one who had a right by his position, to aspire to be come a county member; but he [Mr Jones] could not support Mr Sartoris, because he was a Radical. Beinc a Conservative he could have nothing to say to Mr Sartoris Again, Mr Sartoris ws inconsistent. He promised Mr Johnes, of Doiaucothi, before he entered on the congest that he would not support any measure for the disnsLab? lishment or disendowment of the Church in Wales. Now however, he had falle away from those professions It was all very well for him to deny it, but the testimony of Mr Broad—a most respectable and trustworthy man in the last. WELSHMAN, was conclusive that he did at a meet- ing at Lampeter, break that promise made to Mr Johnes. How could they possibly support a man who thus changed his mind, and broke his promises. When h" came to Llandovery he fenced with the question, and would not answer it. How could they admire such vac- cilating and uncertain conduct as that ? He would show how Mr Jones and Mr Puxley were more Liberal than Mr Sartoris. There )a a cry in the country, Pe byddai i Mr Sartoris fyned i meWn ni fyddai dim degwm mwy i dalu." W?uld the people be better for that spoliation ? would not the landlords reap the benefit 1 hence if Mr Sartoris supported the measure he was a Tory and not a Liberal (Laughter, cheers). Mr Jones promised to vote for the abolition of the horse and dog taxes (applause). Mr Puxley promised the same with regard to the horse tax. Thus they were more Liberal than Mr Sartoris, because if these two taxes were abolished, money must be had. and probably an additional twopence would be put on the Income Tax, which would shift the burden from the tenant farmers to the landlords. Another proof of Mr Sartoris's inconsistency. From a letter in the WELSH- MAN last week, it appears that Mr Sartoris once con- tested Penrhyn and Falmouth, as a Tory, and on that occasion he stood at the bottom of the Poll, the very position he would occupy here (much laughter). Mr Howell Gwyn was a Tory then, and was still a Tory; Mr Sartoris was then a Tory, but had now become a Radical (laughter). That was the difference. He had canvassed in the upper part of the county, but never attempted to put on the screw he tried to the utmost of his power to induce voters to suppoit the Conserva- tive candidates, and was very successful. He never threatened to turn a man out of his farm if he did not vote for the Conservative but it was currently reported that these were the tactics of the Conservatives. A man whom he had never seen, and did not wish to see—Mr Bright, and Mr Richards who stood for Merthyr, talked of the disgraceful treatment of tenants by their land- lords but was it the truth ? If there ever had been a curse light upon Wales, it had been the endeavour to separate landlord and tenant. God forbid that n should succeed. Was there anything more pleasant than the meeting of landlord and tenant at market ? (cheers). Mr Bright would have tenants meet their landlords only on rent days (hear, hear). Respecting the Liberal screw perhaps they had seen a letter in a paper, signed "The Queen of Salem" (laughter). He did not know the lady, but there was in his neighbourhood a lady who, thogh not exactly Queen of Salem, held a prominent position in another chapel—one who would talk to you about liberality by the hour, (laughter) well she wrote to her tenants ordering them to plump for Sartoris (much laughter). That was a specimen of her own liberality. He had one day met a man at Llandovery, to whom he said,—" A welwch chwi fod yn dda i roddi i mi eich vote P" Yn wir, Sir, nid alIaf. Paham na allwch ei rhoddi i hen ffrynd 7" "Oh Sir, yr wyf wedi cael llythyr oddi wrth fy meistr."—"Pa beth mae eich meistr yn ddweyd?" -1 Fe ddywedodd mai efe biodd fy vote i." This was no high churchman or Tory, but a Methodist and a Radical, who wrote to his tenant saying—" I am the owner of your vote," and he gave his support to Mr Sartoris. (Laughter.) If that were true the Liberals had no stones to throw. One gentleman in the county was said to have called his tenants around him and said "You know it makes no difference to me how you vote, we shall be just as good friends vote as you like but I am for Sartoris, and if you take my advice you will go for him too" (much laughter). They often heard a good deil about equality, but he thought there was some danger in men wishing every- thing to be equal, for, by and bye, they would be say- ing Mae Die Shon Dafydd druau yn ddigon tiawd. Fe ddvlai gael rhan o Ystad Rhydodyn." (Laughter.) Mr. Jones then referred to the Irish Church question, remarking that its destruction was only the stepping stone to an attack on the Welsh and all other churches. He then read extracts from a pamphlet by the Rev M. Walsh, showing that it had always been a very pure church, and had sent out misionaries connected with the eastern to the western church. It was said that church property ought to be taken away because it was in the hands of a minority but according to that a man with a thousand a year ought to have it taken away and divided amongst the majority. Would any man in his senses say that we ought to draw our missionaries from India because the Hindoos numbered millions and we only a few thousands? He showed how the clergy in Ireland had increased, said that X300,000 voluntary contributions had been given by the Irish laity, referred to the 700,000 Protestants in Ireland, and said it was a shame to destroy a church like that. To take away the tithes and then refuse to accept them, was like knocking a man down in the dark, and not taking his purse after all. (laughter). He had been grieved to see the part taken by some Dissenters and Dissenting ministers in this contest. What would Howell Harries and Rowlands, of Llangeitho, say if they could see their chapels defiled by the excitement and turmoil of a political contest (cheers). These good men loved the Church of Eng- land, and grieved that they were driven out of her communion and one of them, on his death bed, told his son never to leave the Church of England (hear, bear). How terrible, how sad was the difference now. Were there not men in the Nonconformist body who, not content with religious liberty, gloried in crying, "Down with the Church of England, down with it even unto the ground?" In conclusion he asked all on their side to be as one man in this contest; let there be no such thing as the cry of Surrender," no such thing as strife, envy, or jealousy (cheers). Let the first be willing to be last, and let the last, if necessary, be ready to become first; and if occasion required, let them fight as in the olden time their forefathers fought-drawing their swords and flinging away the scabbards thus would they in the end obtain the reward of their en- deavours by seeing Mr Jones and Mr Puxley at the head of the poll. (Mr Jones concluded an eloquent speech, which was delivered with capital effect, amidst great applause.) After an address in English by the Rev T. B. Nicholl, and in Welsh by the Rev Thomas, of Talley, and Mr Long Price, Mr Puxley proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, remarking that he could not believe, from the character of the meeting, that Welsh landlords were the tyrants they were represented to be. The screw was talked of, but the Conservative landlord believed there was no screw so powerful as the screw of affection. If the plague destroyed the cattle, or a bad harvest came, tenant farmers ran to their landlords for a percentage off their rent; ond he would be a very hard-hearted man who refused to give it (cheers). Mr Evans, of High Mead, was a tip top fellow, and he asked them to give him three cheers. (This was complied with heartily.) The Chairman, after responding, called for three cheers for their future member, Mr Puxley, and three for Lady Drummond, which were given with a will, and the meeting concluded.
NARBERTH.—THE BANKRUPTCY OF MR DAVIES, CORN MERCHANT.—At the Bristol Bankruptcy Court, on Wednesday, before Mr Commissioner Hill. Mr Britton said he opposed the discharge, and also charged the bankrupt with certain acts of misdemeanour. He con- sented, however, to his passing hia last examination. The first ground of opposition to the order of discharge was that the bankrupt had contracted debts without a reasonable expectation of payment; the second ground was under the misdemeanour clause of the 221st section —that, after or within sixty days prior to adjudication, he had removed property to the value of £ 10 the third ground was under the fifth clause -that, with intent to defraud, he had wilfully and fraudulently omitted pro- perty from his schedule and the fourth ground was under the 8th clause of the same section-that, knowing he was unable to meet his engagements, he made away itith property with intent to diminish the sum to be divided amongst the creditors. Now, on the 26th of March last, the bankrupt was unable to meet his engage- ments, and he stated to his principal creditor, to whom he owed X8,000, that he was unable to go on. It was arranged between them that the bankrupt should forth- with go to Bristol to be adjudicated a bankrupt. He did not, now-over, go on that evening, and before he went tbe ma it or arose upon which he was now charged with misdemea-.onr. The bankrupt had sold, but not de- livered, a iarge quantity of black oats to Mr Hibbert, of Cardiff, and on the evening of the 26th of March he directed his men to put the oats into sacks for the pur- pose of their being sent to Mr Hibbert. The examina- tions of the bankrupt and the witnesses were here read. The bankrupt stated that in February he sold Mr Hib- bert 400 bushels of oats, 250 of which were delivered. Mr Hibbert gave him a bill for the 400 bushels. Some time afterwards he sold him 1,200 bushels, and bills were given, which were not yet due, but the 1,200 bushels had never been measured off. The oats remained in his (bankrupt s) stores, and on the night of the 26th March men were employed to sack" the oats. Some 0f these oats were removed, but taken back again. rhe next charge was that the bankrupt had concealed a quantity of guano from the messenger by not in- forming him of the store in which it was kept, and by the concoction of an I.O. U, With regard to the charge of omission from the schedule, there were two cases under that ground. It appeared that she bankrupt on the 21st of March delivered to his brother-in-law an acceptance of one Lewis Wilson, for 138 28 6d, and this transaction was omitted from the bankrupt's books and schedule. On the same day he deliveied an accept- ance for £ 92 6s, at three months' date, to one George Harries. This was omitted, as was also an entry of the delivery of seed to Harries on the 26th of March, and was also charged against the bankrupt that he had fraudulently made away with this seed.— Mr Edlin submitted that there was no. case to go to a jury. The conduct of the bankrupt might be suspicious, but nothing had been adduced to maintain a criminal charge. His Honour, in delivering judgment, said: I think the court ought to be much obliged to the as- signees for the care they have given, through thnir solicitois, to this case. But there is only one of the multifarious charges, which the ingenuity of Mr Henry Brittan has brought before me, which seems to me to require attention, and that is the charge of concealment of the guano. Now, certainly, these are facts which are all the stronger, as in one part of the transaction there is a clear attempt at fraud. The concoction of the I.O.U. was a wicked act. It was a deliberate in- tention to defraud his creditors on the part of the bank- rupt. And I am sure that it was not a conspiracy to defraud, because for a time the party who was to be benefited by the I.O.U. (or, ostensibly, intended to be benefited), was a party to the fraud. But the wife of the bankrupt seems to have had a great deal more sense and honesty than her husband, and did the wisest thing she could by destroying the I.O.U. We must look to the other facts of the case by the light of this fraud. Without this fraud I should have said that there was no evidence of concealment to go to a jury which would have been worth much consideration, because it wiil be observed that the guano was in its original repository. This Mr Brittan admits. Well, that being so, what was it that produced the concealment ? It was no omission to tell the messenger the exact place where the guano was deposited, he having only indicated that there was guano in a certain lane or street, there being several places of deposit in the same street. That standing by itself would go but a little way to convict the bankrupt °i concealment. Br then we must not target the ofi im?port? ant Tfac? ts, and that this '° U would?e worthless ￼ ￼ ?J? » not connected with the co?a men If he had known that the assignees, or the officers of this court would arrive at the knowledge of this auano he would not have concocted this IOU as it would have been futile to do so. But when he is proceeding on the footing of the IOU being a useful means by which this gufino should be turned to his accouut instead of the assignees, does it not amount to concealment? I will go thus far, and no farther. I am by no means certain that a judge would direct a jury to find these facts a concealment, or that even if so directed, a jury would so find them in a criminal case. But I feel that the court is now held to a painful and perplexing re- sponsibility, and therefore I shall say this much If the assignees, acting as they doubtless will do under the excellent advice uf their solicitor, should call upon me to commit for prosecution in this case, I will do so. Mr Brittan will remember that he has what ho has alleged against the bankrupt under the 1.59 sec, still to fall back upon. The sitting was then adjourned to the 20th of October. PhMBROKE-DOCK.—LECTURE ON THE IRISH CHUKCH. Qn Monday the Rev A. Bardsley delivered a lecture on the Irish Church, at St John's Schoolroom. Admission was by ticket. The room was filled. Mr Jonas Dawkins occupied the chair. There was a long discussion. TENBY.—OPERATIC ENTERTAINMENT.—Mr Manley's Opera Company have commenced a short engagement here, with decided success. The opera of Maritana" was played, Miss Mills, the Prima DOQna. was W ex- cellent voice, and sang charmingly. Mrs Manly ably seconded her. Mr Glover has a good barytone voice, and was heard to advantage. Mr Dunthorne has also a pure bass voice. Mr Henry Manly's voice is a pure tenor, and he sang with that ease and grace which must render him a favourite everywhere. The opera termi- nated with a comic farce, in which Mr Dunthorne and Mrs Manly sent the audience home with aching sides.
THE INSURRECTION IN SPAIN. MONDAY.—The news from Spain is as uncertain and contradictory as ever. The official reports announce successes on th,e part of the Queen's troops, while other accounts represent the insurrection to be extend ing and gathering strength. Cadiz, Seville, Cordova, Antequera, Huelva, Granada, Valencia, Alicante, Alge- siras, La Rioja, Corunua, and Lagrono, it is stated, are in revolt, and the dockyards and the arsenals of Ferrol are in the hands of the insurgents. Madrid, Saragossa, and Barcelona are said to be only waiting the signal of General Prim's landing at the last-named place to follow. The vanguard of the Government troops, under General Novaliches, in number 3,000, have gone over to the insurgents, compelling the general to wait three days for reinforcements at El Carpio, fifteen miles from Cordova, or, according to another account, at Villa Del Rio. Marshal Serrano, at the head of 20,000 insurgents, is said to be near Cordova; and battle is believed to be imminent between his forces and those of Novaliches. The people of Biscay have made no response to the personal appeal of the Queen, through their deputies, to take up arms in her defence. The insurgents have cut the railway communication in the Sierra Morena, and the Count Girgenti, advancing with reinforcements, has been compelled to remain on the mountain defiles. The appearance of insurgent bands in Alicante, and on the frontiers of Leon and Asturias, is officially ratified. They are said to have been pursued and defeated by the rural guard. At Malaga, there has been fighting between the insurgent soldiers and the royalist troops. Catalonia, Arragon, and Valentia are officially described as tranquil, and order reigns in Carthagena. The capture of Santander by the Royalist General Calonge, after a bloody engagement, is con- firmed. General Prim is said to have arrived at Cadiz. and to have left in a steamer, dissensions having broken out between himself and the other generals. He ha issued a proclamation on his own account, and according to a despatch from San Sebastian, he appeared before Carthagena on Saturday with three frigates. The governor of the town rejected his summons to surrender. The frigates, it is stated, remaided in sight. A revolu- tionary address is said to be circulating all over Spain demanding a provisional Government, universal suffrage, and. a Constituent Assembly. The Gaulois publishes a rumour of French and Italian volunteers having gone to Spain to aid the insurgents, and asserts that the Duke de Montpensier has informed the Emperor Napoleon that he will never authorize his wife to accept the crown of Spain. The Queen is still at San Sebas- tian, having made several vain attempts to depart for Madrid. The Spanish Government is stated to have addressed the following telegram to its representatives abroad The British Cabinet having notified to the Govern- ment of Madrid its intention to send vessels of war to the coast of Spain, General Concha replied, advising that this measure should not be taken. Lord Stanley deferred to the wish of General Concha, but the latter. learning on the 26th inst. that the insurgents were pre- paring to bombard Carthagena, informed the British Minister that the Spanish Government could not assume the responsibility for the damages which might result therefrom to British subjects. The English Government could therefore take the measures it might deem fit under the circumstances." TUESDAY.—There is verv little news from Spain this morning. It is evident, however, that the insurrection is gaining ground, and that nowhere as yet have the Queen's generals gained any decisive advantage. General Calonge has fallen back from Santander, which has been retaken by the insurgents. General Novaliches is at a standstill on the way to Cordova, and the Queen is still unable to return to Madrid. It is said that the Castlies have pronounced against the Royal cause. Meanwhile, a revolutionary spirit has appeared in Catalonia, where some insurgents have vessels of the royal navy at San Sebastian has pronounced for the revolution and put to sea. The Times' correspondent at Paris says that the feeling there is that the Queen's cause is hopeless. The special correspondent of the same journal at Madrid sends a long letter on the present state of Spain, which be describes as most deplorable. Both the Royalists and the insurgents are divided into opposing sections, and whichever side car- ries the day, the conqueror will assuredly not lie on a bed of roses. The writer believes General Novaliches to be in a very precarious position, without money, provisions, or ammunition, and that if he be defeated or compelled to surrender the success of the revolution may be looked upon as ensured. It is officially denied in thy Paris evening papers than an interview had taken place between the Empress Eugenie and the Queen of Spain at Biarritz. The Queen. it is declared, never left San Sebastian. General Prim's proclamation, issued at Seville on the 20th inst., says Spaniards! You cannot resign yourselves any longer to the present state of things without becoming degraded. The hour of revolution has struck 1 The Government by persisting in its evil courses has unfortunately rendered tardy concessions impossible. Let us avoid coming permaturely to a decision upon the questions before us, which circum- stances and events might render impossible of realization, and which might prejudice the judgment of the people." General Prim proceeds to advise universal suffrage, adding that Mershal Serrano (Duke de la Torre), with General Dulce and others, were to have commenced the movement before with the quadron but had been delayed at sea. After stating that he speaks not in his own name only, but in theirs, he concludes with the words-" Lon live liberty Long live the sovereignity of the people A proclamation signed by Marshal Serrano (Duke de la Torre), and Generals Prim, Dulce, Beyoda, Topete and others, was issued at Cadiz, dated the 16ta inst., declaring that they solemnly refused obedience to the Govern- ment sitting at Madrid, and that they would not lay down their arms until the nation recovered its sovereignty and its will was made known and ac- complished. The proclamation vigorously attacks the Government, and says Enough of these scandals Wo wish for a provisional government representing all the great forces of the country, in order to ensure public ordfr, and for universal suffrage to lay the groundwork of our social and political regeneration Let all assemble with arms; avoiding all excesses, and we shall show ourselves worthy of the liberty of which we have been deprived. Long live Spain 1" This pro- clamation says nothing against the dynasty. WEDNESDAY—The latest news from Spain is of im- portance. The royal army under General Novaliches has been repulsed near Cordova by the insurgent forces under the Duke de la Torre. The two armies previous to the battle fronted each other on opposite banks of the Guadalquiver. No particulars of the fight are given, but a telegram from the special correspondent of the Times at Madrid states that the news caused great commotion in that city, General Concha yielded, and the troops fraternized to avoid a collision with the people. No blood was shed. The Queens bust and arms were dragged in the dust. A Provisional Junta had been appointed, which another telegram informs us had declared the downfall of the dynasty, and pronounced for universal suffrage and a constitutional Cortes. Yesterday afternoon perfect order prevailed in the capital. The insurgents at Bejar have repulsed all the attacks made against them, and the Government troops have abandoned the castle cf San Felipe at Fer- rol, which is now in possession of the insurgents. With reference to the reported dissensions among the insurgent generals, and the statement that Prim had had a bad reception at Cadiz, and gone away in disgust, the Paris correspondent of the Times writes The fact is that the Spanish Government and its agents and partisans at first tried to conceal the fact of the generals having landed in Spain, and when they saw the attempt was idle they immediately represented them as at loggerheads among themselves. These are the usual taties of Spanish Governments at the last gasp. Another lie that has been circulated is that Admiral Topete had mutined because he disiked the Minister of Marine, but that he never dreamed of attacking the Queen, and would prove a serious obstacle to the subversive projects of the generals. This is rank non. sense. Men in Topete's position do not rise in rebellion out of pique against a Minister whom to- morrow may behold displaced. You may rest assured moreover, that the spirit and tendencies of the fleet are more Progresista than Liberal-Union, but at present there is no appearance that either of the two parties will recede from the programme which includes the complete expulsion and exclusion of all Bourbous from the throne of Spain." The special correspondent of the Times at Madrid, writing on Saturday, remarks on the indifference with which the inhabitants of the capital appear to regard the insurrection. If you trust the evidence of your eyes and ears [the writer says], you will never imagine that such a change as the substitution of one dynasty for another, of one Government, good, bad, or indifferent, for another having at least tha charm of novelty, is im- pending over the Peninsula. The Spaniards, you would say, are convinced that no ass-driver can make one and the same beast of burden carry two loads. Not that the talk about Prim and Serrano, about Cheste and Calonge, is not general, loud, and vehement. The drama has an interest for the pit and the galleries but it never seems to strike the spectators that they ought to count for something in the action. 'Open your mouth and shut your eyes,' is the motto, and and see what good the Queen or her enemies will bring you.' And yet the Spaniards are a noble race, gifted with as much physical and moral courage as any of their neighbours. But faith in themselves and in their leaders has been shaken by nearly half a century of hope deferred. Bad govern- ment, they seem to think, is for them to be the rule a pronunciamiento a passing and deceitful, but pleasurable excitement. A struggle for mastery between the Blacks and the Reds is only a tamer kind of bullfight, not by any means as exciting as the real thing certainly not an exhibition for which the true national sport should be given up. There were to be Toros to-morrow [Sunday], no matter how dear the pan might be or threaten to be- come. The ring was to be opened, the police nothing loth, and it is only by the unsettled state of the weather that we are spared the disgusting spectacle of a populace, in rag-s and in finery, gloating over the blood of four- footed animals, while the blood of those who would wish to rescue them from the most degrading tyranny is being spilt at a few leagues' distance from them." I LATEST INTELLIGENCE. MADRID—Tuesday,—General Novaliches having been deafeated by insurgents, and being wounded, re-entered Madrid yesterday. The rising at the capital has been of a peaceful character, General Concha has resigned, and a junta has been nominated provisionally to carry on the duties of Government, composed of four members of the Progressionist party, four unionists, and four democrats. PARIS—Wednesday,—Queen Isabella has sent a pro- position to Marshal Sorrano, offering to resign in favour of Prince Asturias. General Sorrano refused to enter- tain the proposal.
MR PUGH'S MEETING AT ST CLEARS. TO THE EDITOB OF THE WELSHMAN." SIR,-My friend and neighbour, the Hon. W. H. Yelverton, has thought it necessary to bring my name before the public, in your last week's paper therefore, I through the same medium must assure him that I consider I have always treated him with the greatest courtesy and attention. I have never yet convened a public meeting, and in this case simply wrote to a few friends, who I knew, or believed were favourable to Mr Pugh, to attend at St Clears for the purpose of arranging the canvassing of the district in his favour. Mr Yelverton having previously, by letter, informed me that he should not support Mr Pugh, I did not ask him to attend, as anyone opposed to Mr Pugh would have been quite out of place there. Meetings for each of the other candidates had been held without being con- demned. Surely, it cannot be that Mr Pugh's supporters alone are to be debarred from enjoying privileges allowed to all electors throughout the kingdom. On the sudden death of Mr Saunders Davies, who by his amiability and respect for the scruples of those who differed in opinion from him, had endeared himself to men of all shades of politics, a public meeting was held at Carmarthen, when I was asked to be one of a deputation to solicit Mr Pugh to allow himself to be nominated for the vacant seat. After much persuasion he consented to stand as an independent and unpledged member, and on that condition alone. Those who think otherwise will do well to refer to his first address. Having then for eleven years followed and maintained the principles upon which he was originally elected, I have yet to learn why he should abandon them. He probably deemed it to be unnecessary to be more ex- plicit in his address, for being an old member his political career has been so many years before the electors, a sufficient guarantee that he would still pursue the same moderate and independent course which has hitherto secured their approbation. I have no vain expectation" of inducing my countrymen to follow my views, but I never will desert an old and faithful servant to the county, whose views are moderate' and who only asks to be returned as he ever has been free from the fetters of party. I know well what the reply of the electors would be, if in fact, and not merely in name, they were independent; and to me it seems to be bitter mockery to give men votes and not allow them to exercise their own judgment. Undue influence is much to be deprecated, whether it be parson, preacher, or landlord; but, perhaps, it is too much to Wwfhaft k the resulnt at least, to see it wiped away. S° eotif f!tu he ensuing election will be, no man can foretell, calculations on paper are all but valueless but I firmly believe that in spite of the enormous influence brought to bear against Mr Pugh, freedom of election will not be quite smothered in Carmarthen- shire, and that he will once again be returned as its member in the new and reformed Parliament. I am, sir, Your obedient servant. W. R. H. POWELL. Maesgwynne, W. R. H: POWELL. Sept. 30,1868.
BIRTHS. OxE-,HA,M.- On the 19th ult., the wife of Mr Thomas Oxenham, station master, Llandilo, of a son. BEDFOR.D.-On the 20th nit., the wife of Mr James Bedford, of Fern Hill, Laugharne, of a son. MARRIAGES. HUMPHREYS-DAVIES.—On the 1st inst., at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev Latimer M. Jones, B.D., Mr Joseph Humphreys, compositor, Seren Cymru Office, to Miss Catherine Davies, both of this town. W^LTAMS.—JONES—On the 23rd ult., at Sbiloah Chapel, North Parade, Aberystwith, by the Rev. D. Charles, B.A., of the Castle College, assisted by the Rev. John Jones, Llanbadarn, Mr William T. Williams, Sydenham House, to Hannah, the second daughter of David Jones, Esq., manager of the National Provincial Bank, both of the above place. ALLEN. -MORG.&NS.-On the 17th ult., at St. Mary's, Hornsey, London, by the Rev. Richard Harvey, M.A., Canon of Gloucester and Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, Samuel Stafford Allen, of Alexandria, Egypt, to Emily Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late David Morgans, Rhosmain, near Llandilo, Carmarthen- shire. DAVIES-REES.-On the 18th September, at Caer- salem Baptist Chapel, near Lampeter, Mr D P. Davies, draper, &c., Pumpsaint, to Miss Sarah Rees youngest daughter of Mr Rees Rees, Llwynieir, near Lampeter. THOMAS-THREDGOLD,-On the 30th ult., at the parish lMAf !,«Wreli £ Pool> by the Rev Owen Bowen PriS cesB 2 £ w 6r IT Jh°;nas' ??" Dolarthen Hall, to Miss Sarah Th' ght6t of Elias Thredgold, ES;, Vd H0U« ? ? ???old, DEATHS. Jo?Es -On the 28th ult., suddenly, and to the in. expresib1e grief of his family, Mr John ?JoneSs s? mason, Dame-street, in this town, aged 50 ys He wa a consistent member of the Baptist denomination. OwFv' 'sA -On J9th ulf t., Hu arriett, daughter of Mr Thomas Owens, ?^' Boncath, aged 10 m^hs Tsh S™a"BJssaKsajs Hannah, the wife of Mr James Stone, fowl merchant, aged 81. Deeply regretted by a large circle of relative and friends. ￼ ￼ s ￼ ￼ ￼ ?n'"??' Mr William Edwards, taeSrVfe Uoitn Workhouse.. Much respected and deeply regr?ed ??o? PRICE-On the 2oth ult, of dentition and convu??nT. aged one year and seven months, Cadell S?on ?? third son of Mr. and Mrs Price, Monnt ? ?eaaant, Penydarren, Mertbyr. t NUNES. On the 18th ult., at his residence Farquhar ho?se, Upper Norwood, Surrey, B. P Nunes, ￼ w of Cilfig-house, Llanell?, and one ofthenrmo?,n? Nunes and Co" Dafen Tin Plate Wo,k8 a^d LOBBETT.—On the 25th ult., AT.?-" ?? ?- ??? daughter of Mr Lobhett mec?nm eenngSimneeeer r> Stepney- place, Llanelly, aged 8 months.
LOCAL MARKETS. CARMARTHEN CORN MARKETS FOR THE WEEFK F™ 1?0 OCTOBER 2nd, 1863.—We have but LITMN in the grain trade during the past week. PrSes^re steady. For the past week up to this date, ?e qnotel Wheat 68 6d to 7, Od p^ 641bs Barley 4s Od to 5s Odper54 Oats 2s 6d to 2, M per 401? CASK BUTTER.—I2 £ d to 121d per Ib, CHEESE-20s to 21s per cwt.
THOROUGHBRED STALLION. I MESSRS J. & E. WILLIAMS will SELL by 1" AUCTION, on TUESDAY, the 13th of October, 1868, at the CASTLE HOTEL, Liindilo, that well-known thoroughbred Horse, THE DETECTIVE." He is by Rattl; out of 11 Penelope, by -1 Alarm," out of Eluina," by 11 Emilius," &c. "Rattle," by 11 The Fallow Buck," out of The Hamble," by C,el," He is a sure Foalgetter, and his ttook are most promising, having this year won the First Prize at both the Llanboidy and Llandilo Agricultural Shows. He can be eeen any day on application to the (iroom, Hugh Davies, Talley, Llandilo. ° 16 ASSEMBLY ROOMS, CARMARTHEN. MR. H. MANLEY'S OPERA COMPANY, For Two nights only, THURSDAY and FRIDAY, October, 8th and 9th. Thursday Evening, LA SONAMBULA! Friday Evening,—ROSE OF CASTILLE. To conclude each evening with a POPULAR FARCE. See lIand Bills.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. I CARMARTHEN COUNTY CouRT.-Tbe October meeting took place at the Town Hall yesterday, before Judge Terrell, Mr Lloyd, the registrar, having disposed of the undefended plaints before the arrival of the Judge. The business was extremely light, there being no case of public interest heard. 2ND AND 6TH CARMARTHENSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. -Orders for the week ending October 11th, 1868.— These companies will parade in the Wool-room, on Friday next, at 7 p.m. Recruit drill on Monday and Tuesday, at the same time and place. Class-firing on Wednesday and Thursday, at 3 p.m. By order, Sergeant Jenkins and Sergeant Phillips. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—The annual meeting of the London Missionary Society was held at this place on Tuesday evening last, J. Thomas, Esq., Fountain Villa, occupied the chair. The Rev W. H. Hill missionary from Calcutta, the Rev W. Morgan, Union- street, and the Rev E. Z. Lyttel, addressed the meeting- The attendance was good, and the collections amounted to about E2. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH.-On Tuesday evening at the Council Chamber, J. Hughes, Esq., held an in quest on the body of John Jones, mason, Dame-street Deceased was 50 years of age, but was not a very healthy man for the last two years. On the previous morning he got up as usual about five o'clock, and went to his work. He came home to dinner about one o'clock and partook of some boiled mutton, potatoes, bread, and an apple dumpling. After dinner he slept, and his wife sent him to his work at two o'clock. Soon after he had gone to his work he began to vomit, and a man named David Thomas, who worked with deceased in a shed at the Carmarthen Station, asked him to go home, but he refused. In about ten minutes afterwards deceased fell down quite unconscious, and was taken home in an omnibus. Deceased only spoke once after he fell down. Mr J. D. Rowlands, surgeon, saw deceased about a quarter to five, and he died in half an hour afterwards of apoplexy.—The jury returned a verdict of Died from the Visitation of God." LLANDILO.—THE LIQUOR TRAFFIC.—The Rev Richard Jones, Llanidloes, one of the Manchester Alli- ance for the suppression of the traffic in intoxicating drink, delivered a lecture on Friday, at the Tabernacle Chapel, on the Evils of the Liquor Traffic." CHORAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARCHDEACONRY OF CARMAR- THEN.—On Thursday last, another Choral Festival was held at Llandilo, making the third thisseason. Seventeen choirs attended, and their total number was about 400. The day was fine, and a considerable number of visitors took a run up to this pleasant little town, where no one who has a taste for fresh air and fine scenery need ever back a day's enjoyment. The attendance at Church was good, the edifice being comfortably filled, and a fair proportion of the congregation being visitors. It was some time past eleven when the rehearsal began but very little time was occupied, as only a few pieces were tried. What few were sung went very indifferently, the voices being flat to a degree. Of course, we do not underrate the difficulty of making a large body of voices, suddenly brought together to maintain a monotone; but some of the responses were nearly as flat as they possibly could be certainly inferior to anything the choirs in this Archdeaconry have ever done before. The responses, however, were the only department in which there was any shortcoming; the chants, the hymns, and the anthem were gloriously sung, and told well. These deserve no slight praise. About a quarter to 12 o'clock a.m., thirteen or fourteen »clergymen filed out of the vestry, attended by Mr Rhys Goring Thomas, and the Rev. D. Williams, St. David's Carmarthen, two of the stewards, and took their seats in church. The Rev. J. Marsden, curate of Llanelly, walked to the reading-desk, and began to in- tone the service The preces and opening responses were given moderately well, but a want of firmness was very perceptible. In this respect the organ accompani- ment, given by Mr Richards, the clover organist of Llandilo parish church, told a sad tale. After a time, however, the degree of flatness which had characterised the rehearsal disappeared, and a firm and very tuneful ,body of sound was produced. The Veaitc was well sung, to Jones's single, and the chanting of the psalms (iid the choirs infinite credit, and proved that the old spirit, which is always so conspicuous in the Welsh choirs, could not be prevented from asserting itself. .This chant, also single, by Barnby, was exceedingly pretty the tenor part especially, being very beautiful, and giving an air of tender melancholy to the harmony In the gloria, at the end of the psalm the first real burst of sound worthy of such a body 01 singers was given, and had a splendid effect. In the second psalm they changed to a composi- tion by the Rev T. B. Hosken, of a more jubi- lant character. The psalms were 103, 111, and 112 The first lesson, from the Book of Deuteronomy, was read by the Rev Mr Philipps, late of Caledfwlcb. The Te Deum was capitally sung to some stirring strains and a brisk movement by Ousley. The serond lesson, from St. John (i, was read by the Rev T. Nicholl, Glan- dules. The Jubilate, to Jones, adds another good, bold chant to the of the members of the Choral Union. The Creed and responses almost made one wish that the organ accompaniments were dispensed with, as the half- tone difference between the voices and the instrument w- s sometimes not exactly agreeable. Would it not be 0 relief to have the responses one rich swell of voical harmony alone, and would not the pleasure of the organ and the voices combined be greatly enhanced by ?bech?ge on coming to the chants and hymns ? The moStion is asked in no captious spirit. The Rev T. Marsden intoned the responses. The anthem was Scott's "Mola'r Arglwydd, 0 Jerusalem ( Praise the Lord, 0 Jerusalem.") It is too well known to require comment; simple, and yet containing some fine passages. It was sung with precision, and correctly. The Rev D. Howell (late of Llanedy) in- toned the Litany, which was rendered so well by the choir as to call for no remark but the Lord's Prayer at the end, and following responses were discordant enough to set one's toeth on edge. The hymns were very nicely rendered, and the tunes themselves were pleasing. The preacher was the Rev Mr Williams, Llanelly, whose discourse was found in the 10th chapter of St. Paul's Epistle to the Hebrews. For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins." It -was generally spoken of as an able composition. We give a list of the choirs present-Carmarthen 40; Abergwilii, 60 Llanegwad, 33; Llandilo, 28 Llansa- wel, 28 Llandovery, 37 Mothvcy, 8 Llanedy, 39 Pontardulais, 26; Gorseinon, 26 Mornston,,33 Cly- dach, 26; Llansamlet, 31; Llanelly, 34; Llanon, 25; Tlanddaro°\ 25 Pontyberem, 20. Total, sopranos, 229; Altos. 71 Tenors, 86 Bass, 103.-Grand total, 438. The English service was held in the afternoon, but we must deter notice ot it until next week. LLANSAWELL REVISION COURT. The list of voters was revised here, on Monday last, by Mr Allen. Very few objections were made, and hardly any interest was excited. NEWCASTLE-EMLYN.—MR PUXLEy'g MEETING. —This meeting has been unavoidably postponed until Thursday next. A large attendance is expected. THE REVISION COURT.—Mr Allen held a court here, .on Friday last. There were many claims, and objections. No point of public interest arose.
CAMBRIAN RAILWAY.-The half-yearly meeting was held on Tuesday, at Oswestry, Earl Vane presiding. The following report was read: The directors of this company states that during the half-year the traffic of the line had increased over the corresponding half- year, notwithstanding the general depression of trade, to an extent which afforded ample grounds for confi- dence that with the revival of trade, the complete equipment of the line, and a reorganization of the c om- pany, the proprietors might look forward to an improve- ment of their property. The applications for relief to the Court of Chancery failed mainly in consequence of the defect of the general act of 1867, which was passed at the end of the Session in a hurried manner, the ob- ject being to enable the Court of Chancery to deal with companies in embarrassed circumstances the provisions of the Act, however, proved insufficient for that purpose the Court having power only to sanction or reject any scheme laid before it, and not to alter or amend Under those circumstances the Board applied to ParH.? ? for relief, and it was known that certain proprietors deposited an innependent Bill, the object of which was to repeal the union of the inland and co?ast JR????. The Board opposed the Bill, which was rejected by SIP committee of the House of Lords, and the bill which t,ne propnetors at their general meeting santioned? passed by the comimtee. In the committee on Th £ House of Commons a scheme was presented by r ^£ rt £ in connection with the inland coast sectionst-h?e scheme as a whole was inadmissable; but the BntS having stated before the committed that while thev could ￼ accept the machinery, they did not object to huipt3it-0lt?he e sche?1el the Committee passed the BIll, ommittmg the maChln6ry, Other important pro- viions were added. the assents required had been ob- Suainneeda, and at lan n extraordinary meeting to bFheM upon the close of the ordinary b?f-yea? meeting thi s^I otrr^ ?allGd UP-°D to take the necessary steps to put the into operation-viz" the coast pro- prietors ￼ appoint A directors and an arbitrator, and thp Company to appoint another arbi- trator. Mr Banc?t was appointed arbitrator for the coast sectickl. Mr Phil pots and Mr Mluln were ap.. pointed directors. Philpots and Mr M«nn were ap-