THE NEW PARLIAMENT. SHALL ABERDARE SEND A MEMB: B THERE ? The nineteenth Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the seventh Parliament of our gratsious Queen, was inaugurated by her Majesty in pers)n on Tues- day last. The previous swearing in of the mem- hers and the choice of a Speaker were but pre- liminary formalities in which the public 'took no interest and the members very little. Tuesday in London was somewhat of a fete day. But, as the old chronicler, Froissart says, we English take our pleasures sadly," and there was nothing in the appearance of the streets, and the conduct of the crowds which gathered in the precincts of the Palace, that was specially-cheer. ing and joyous—nothing at least like what we should have liked to have read of. The fineness of the weather, however-so exceptionally fine that the common notion that the Queen has fine weather," will now become an article of popular belief-and the fact that Her Majesty, for the first time since the Prince Consort's death, was to make her appearance in public, drew large crowds into the streets, and we can but regret that they were treated to so little worth seeing. Never, since the lamented death of Prince Albert was the fact brought home so closely to the public mind that the Queen desires quietude and retirement as during the opening of Parlia- ment. The ceremony was shorn of many of its characteristics, and was as plain and unpreten- tious as it was possible for a state ceremony to be. But with all this the public have t ow little concern. The Speech itself, and not the mode of its delivery, or the circumstances attendant upon it, is what concerns Europe and the world. To persons who have paid no attention to the current of public affairs the Speech may bp an instructive one; but to-those who have studied the course of events there is not a single idea to be gained from the document—positively not one. Ministers have this session special'y acted on the principle of the least faid the soon eat mended. In default then of learning anything fresh we gladly take a ri-trospect relative to the meeting of t ie French and th. Englist fleets;heterminat;onof the American War and the abolition of slavery, the conclusion of a commercial treaty with Austria, and sorae other matters, and we feel that the Queen c uld have said of her own dear country, as the Emperor said of his, that En. glano is "rrspccted abroad and tranquil at home;" %ut there are many matters as to which the re 'trospect is painful. We will not dweil on these. The balance, happily, is on the pleasant sieie. It is impofsible to read the speech without feeling that, superficial as it may be, it fore- shadows a most important spssion. Lwk only at a few of the subjects alluded to. There are the American claims for destruction to shipping the wnhappy quarrel bptween Spain and Chili, to the serious injury of British interests; the ter- rible events in and still unsettled state of Jamaica; the Cattle blague; Tenianism and Reform. Here is in itself enough for a session, and every subject bristles with difficulties, and rouses the elements of party warfare. We heartily wish Ministers safely through or out of their difficulties, but whether they will weather the storms that present themselves even now to the imagination as we read even a superficial re- ference to these suggestiv e topics, Tcmains to be C,9 seen. the promise of a Reform Bill of some -sort or other is definite enough except in one respect. We are told that when certain information -iscom- pleted, the attention of Parliament will be called to the state of our representation. As we read this there rises to the memory fwo familiar dog- grel lines, learned.in childhood, and which cling to the memory, perhaps, on account of their stupidity- When will that be 1 Fajs (sic) the bells of Step-nee. When ? Not, it is said, on this side of Easter and we cannot be suprised if Ministers art- anxious to put off what no Ministry of any party would like to t juch. This will be the terrible struggle of the session, if Ministers get so far and on thorny, rugged, and treacherous ground will the battle be fought. To hardly anv community of people is the question of a re-distribution of s fits of greater importance than to ourselves. While the "in formation" spoken of in Her Majesty's sppeeh is being,geithered, it would be well for Aberdare to speak out-to put in her rlaim, in fact, for a mem ber of her own. The inhabitants of the "parish Dumber nearly 40,000 at the present moment, and yet we are amply tacked on to Merthyr Tydvtt. Arundel, with a population of 2,498, sends a member to Parliament Ashburton, with 3,062 persons, does the same, while Honiton, Evesham, Marlborough, Thetford, and Totness, each with a population numbering less than 5,000, actually send two members each. With these and other parliamentary anomolies in view, we shall be much surprised if the people of Aberdare do not give vent to a loud and unmis- takable grumble during the next few weeks. If any party iratter of one-tenth the importance of this great political question 'had presented itself, we should long since have had the Temperance Hal! made the seme of enthusiastic meetings. Let us see if something like a united front cannot be presented now that a question of undoubted importance to every intelligent and respectable man in the parish awaits discussion. Who will take the JeadP Who will undertake to break a silence which mades Aberdare look cowardly and craven P
THE EMPEROR'S SPEECH. The Emperor of the French has had ai varied a eareer as perhaps any living man. The SOB-of the Ex-King of Holland, and the grandson of the Empress Josephine, he was born at the palace where he now reigns as the most powerful of Continental sovereigns. And yet what strange vicissitudes of fortune have characterised his life during these 58 t, years. When seveu years old he was pre- sented to the deputies and the people, on the Champ de Mai, by the first Napoleon, who had escaped from the confinement of Elba to be received by the acclamations of the French soldiers and people. Soon followed upon this the banishment of the Napoleon family, and young Louis Napoleon tasted the sorrows and the vain aspirations of ex;le in Augsburg and Switzerland. But the young exile was a student, and he devoted himself to political eeonomv a^d to the arts of war with, the ar- dour of a young mind dominated by the firm conviction that some day he was destined to rule. On the elevation of Louis Philippe, young Napoleon sought permission to return to France, willing to serve in its army as a common soldier, but again and again he was refused and the banishment ot his famil} was rendered even more decided than before. A residence in Tuscany., and a share in the in- surrection in Home were followed by a dan- gerous flight to England, and subsequently ty a few years of retirement and close hteral Y study in Switzerland, where he wrote woks which he has since developed into fat's. During the few years, when it may be s'.âd that the throne of Louis Philippe was being shaken by the waves of papular tumult, Louis Napoleon waited and watched, but not pas sively, for with the irrepressible energy of 11 powerful mind, he made his claims feit bi the people, and feared by the king. A wed planned but badly executed attack upon the fortress of Strasburg, in 18;W, resulted in fail- o.. ure and the capture of the aspirant to the French throne. Again he was exiled, his life only being spared on the condition that he should reside in the United States. Flying from this country, he again resorted to that favoured land of exiles, Switzerland, from whence he was driven by the threats of French military force to our own country. A daring and desperate attempt to raise the standard of revolt at Boulogne, and plant tn.' Napoleonic eagle on the soil of France, was frustrated, and Prince Louis Napoleon was; captured, tried, and sentenced to perpetual imprisonment in a French fortress After a captivity of nearly six years he escaped, took refuge in England again, till the Revolution of 1'848 called him to be a representative in the National Assembly, and President of the French Republic. The world will not soon forget the events of the 2nd of December, 1851, when Napolean's coup d'etat—a magnificent and reckless stroke of policy -resulted in his becoming Dictator, an office which soon after- wards was merged in the more glorious title of Emperor. Whatever we may think of the means thus used to grasp the reigns of power few will deny that that power has been wisely wielded. W may talk of wading through slaughter to a throne, but that throne has been at once the symbol and the guarantee of stability to France It is the most powerful throne on the Conti- nent, and its occupant exerts more influence in European councils than any other potentate. All Europe has been looking forward with anxiety to the Imperial speech on opening the Legislature, and we unhesitatingly say that a more splendid oration never proceeded from a throne within the memory of men now living. It is dignifiecl and firm in its maintenance of the principle of Imperialism, while it represents that Imperialism only ns the representative and exponent of the welfare of the entire peo- ple. Peace abroad and progress at home are its two leading ideas; and in both must Eng- lishmen rtj'jicp, and, even when making full allowance for the attitude of apologist and ad- vocate which the Emperor necessarily assumes, no one who rends the speech impartially, and Jooks on the present prosperous state of France, can deny that if the Imperial picture is a little highly coloured, its main features are strictly true. Gracefully alluding, without mentioning the name of the Crimea, to the Anglo-French alli- ance which was so prominent a characteristic of the Russian war, the Emperor speaks heartily of the union between France and our own country; he expresses his determination to remain neutral with regard to Hermanv, and has a friendly word- for Italy, Sp in, and Portugal, ana sorrowful words for the assassi- nation of President Lincoln and the death of the King of the Belgians, and then comes the frajik allusion to the state of affairs in Mexico, where French arms and Imperial firmness hjive^estored stability where formerly all was chaos and insecurity. 's if the very word Mexico at once suggested the claims and atti- tude of the United States, the Emperor imme- diately refers to America in the mÚSL cordial terms, disavowing any hostile feeling towards her in his movements with regard to Mexico. France," says the Imperial orator, who forgets no noble page of her history, sincerely desires the prosperity of the great American Republic, and the maintenance of amicable relations dating from well High a ce tury;" and further on he adds, looking American blusterers, as it were, full in the face, Two nations equally jealous of their independence muse avoid every step which would affect their dignity and their honour." The course which France has adopted towards Mexico is one which has already proved highly beneficial to that country, but we see in the Emperor's declaration a proof of his policy being but transitional, and that Mexico will soon be left to her own resources, strengthened by the help which France has rendered her. We are told that arrangements are being "arkady made for withdrawing the French troops, but while we are certain that it will not be at the dictation of any foreign power, it is equally certain that the Emperor desires to be on the best terms with the United States, and that the latter has really no cause of quarrel with him. [The above has been unavoidably held over till now.
u. GOMER WILLIAMS'S "Gnv:sd" won the Cambrian Stakes in the seliina race of 3 sovereigns each, with 30 sovereigns added by the stewaids, at Carmar hen Races, on Tuesday last. The race was a capital one. MR DAVID EVAXS, LLETTY RHYS. It will be re- membered that this estiri-ab e eentlemim was lately appointed to the important position of Inspector of Agencies for the Queen Insurance Company. It is gratifying to learn that since his residence in Lon- don Mr. Evans has been winning (is way, for we glean from a London paper that he has just been eleeled an Associate of the Institute of Actuates. BEETOS'S PUBL1CAT['NS continue to be as in- teresting as ever. The- English Woman's Magazine. 7Ac Boy's Own Magazine, and The Boy's M tthly Magazine—all marvels of cheapness -continue to have the same good care lavished upon them in their "get up," and each should be regarded'as a welcome guest" in every good home. PROFESSOR MORGAN has been giving a series of amusin!r and interesting entertainments of ames. meric character, at the Temperance Hall, during ttie past week. Mr. Morgan's experiments are cer- tainly among the most entertaining we have ever witnessed, and an evening spent in watching them can hardly be regarded as an unprofitable one. Whatever may be thought of mesmerism, there can be no mistake about the fun which the most rave among Mr. Morgan's audiences must experience, and Miss St. George's singin-r is certainly a plea- sant treat. As a I sell walking up Pall Mall," Miss St. Georse gets up an admirable piece of por- traiture, and sings the song to perfection. To many the valuable gifts distributed by Mr. Morgan must prove a source of no little attraction. RECOGNITION SERVICES. — On Monday evening and Tuesday last services in connection with the recognition of the Rev. Robert Evans (late of Llan- faircaereinion) as pastor of Bethel Independent Chnpel, Treeynon, were held, when the following ministers preached eloquent and impressive ser- mons on the occasion The Revs. D. Milton Davies, IJanfyilin H. Hughes. Cendl; D. Parry (Dewi Moelwyn), Tredcaar W. Wil iams, Hirwain and P How-ells and D. Jones. B.A., Merthyr. Notwith- standing the inclemency of the weather large con- cremations assembled at each of the meetings. CWMAMAN, ABEND RE.—"Civilization and its Ranli. Maids" On Monday evening, January the 29th, a most able lecture was delivered on the above subject at Moriah Aman, by the Rev. 11 J Morgans (Lleurwg), Llanelly. The chair was taken »t half past seven o'clock by Mr. W. Thomas assent to Messrs. bhepherd and Lvans, whofil'k'd the office aiven him with great satis- <oThe attendance was exceedingly good. The proceeds were devoted towards the British School in the place. „„ nrruiAL BOARD.—The u!.ual month- ABEEDA HEL(I NFC TFAE CLEF'S ly meeting ot thi- boa Ofhce; Canon-street,i The Rev. F.van .Levus |? T Thomas Williams, Morgan Edwards, and. It. 1. Roberts. The Clerk reported that the mem bers to retire were Messrs. Thomas Wayne_Thomas Williams, and the Rev. Dr. Price, and he w as directed to give notice to the churchwardens. An order un the overseers for £ 81 6s. 3d. was drawn and signed. The Clerk reported that the contractor had gone awav, and that the sexton had been compelled to pay day labourers since that time for digging and reopening graves. The Clerk reported that Miss Morgan haj transferred her mortgage to Mr. Lewis Lewis, of Troedyrhiw. The sexton was directed to carry ou the nigging of graves with Davies and Thomas for the pre- ■ sent month. The Clerk was directed to advertise I for new tenders. The accounts were "audited and passed to the end of January. THE SUPPOSED DISASTROUS NEWS FROM PA- TAGONIA.—Last week, in consequence of a para- graph which we fir-t saw in the Liverpool Albion, an i which seems to have gone the rounds of the newsp pera, a good many of our neighbours who had friends amo: gst the hopeful batch of emi- grin's who left Wales for Patagonia last year, were very much distressed. The following para- graph, the correctness of which we think is substantiated by private information sent us from a reliable source, will tend to ease the minds of all who have been troubled by the un- pleasant information published last wef k It will be remembered that the barque Dorothy,' of Aberystwyth, was represented last week as ^ringing disastrous news from the Welsh Colony. Verv careful investigations have been made, and no evidence whatever has been found to show that- the Dorothy' has even yet reached Eng- land On the contrary, the probability is that she is now at Boston, U.S.; for the onlv authen- tic statement vet made respecting her is an ex- tract from a letter written at Buenos Ayres by the captain, in which he briefly says that he had taken on board a cargo for that port. He did not write a single syllable about the Welsh Colony. The whole story turns out to be the fabrication of one smart' and unscrupulous individual who wilfully hoaxed' the correspon- dents of all the chief daily newspapers. The mail from Buenos Ayres has brought several let- teis written by the colonists to their friends and relations. The tenor of all those which have been collected up to the moment of writing, re- present the Valley of the Chupat (where they are s-ettle'l) as being magnificent, the soil and the water excellent, the stock of provision s suffi- cient, at the beginning of January ultimo, to last four months, and a large supply on the way from Buenos Ayres. No person had been ill during the whole time, and every one was contented and determined to establish himself comfortably in his new home." CWJIAMAS.—On Monday evening last a most pleasing and interesting -Drama entitled the "History of Joseph", was recited by twenty-five persons in Moriah-Aman (Independent) Chapel, Cwmaman, to a most respectable audience. The admirable manner in which each character was sustained could not fail giving great satisfaction to those present. Many thanks are due to those kind friends who so ably took a part in these proceedings. We feel sure it was a perfect suc- cess from the crowded state of the chapel, and we do hope the managers of this Drama wiil give Aberdare, Mountain'Ash, and Cwmbach an opportunity of witnessing the same ere lon^, and we would say "(Jod speed them in their labour of love".—Communicated. THE REV. JOHN CUNNICK. — Many of our readers must possess a pleasant recollection of the residence amongst us of the Rev. John Cun- nick, who for some time p-st has filled a curacy in the Rhondda Valley. Recently Mr Cunnick has taken to a more important curacy at Neath, and, on the occasion of his removal from the Rhondda Valley, his friends determined upon presenting him with a substantial mark of their esteem. Accordingly, we find that, on Monday evening last, a public meeting was held in the National School-room, Treherbert, for this pur- pose The testimonial consisted of a Silver Pocket Communion service,&also a. beautifu) Bible,on both of which was the following inscription Pre. sented to the Rev. J. Cunnick, as a mark of sincere respect, on his leaving Treherbert for Neath, January, 1866." The chair was occupied by Dr W. Evans, Brynbedwan. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather the room was well filled, and a number of suitable addresses were delivered on the occasion, each of the speakers bearing high testimony to the amiability, and -,r-it worth of Mr Cunnick. PENNY READINGS.—These popular entertain ments continue to thrive here though many people are inclined to think the district is some- what too much split up, there being no fewer than tour separate entertainments given every week. The last meeting at the British School, which came off on Friday last week, was a bumper, the room being crowded to the ceiling and hundreds refused admission. The Temperance-Hall read- ings, though nicely conducted, are very much in- t. rfered with by the continual breaks that occur in consequence of the ball being engaged by pro- fessional performers or for some other purposes. The Music hall penny readings are given regular- ly. and, being carefully and spiritedly conducted, they are liberally patronised. The meeting held on Monday evening last was largely attended, and the proceedings passed off most pleasantly. The Rev. J. J. George occupied the chair, and the opening piece was a well executed fantasia on the pianoforte by Master Lewis Evans. Master John Evans next read. "The Miller and the Camel," an Arab parable inculcating a pretty little lesson in morals. Song, Master Richard Rvans. Readings were afterwards given by the chairman and several other gentlemen, and a number of well sung songs were c ontributed in the course of the proceedings. The most spirited and mirth-provoking portion of the programme was undoubtedly the clever performance of Messrs. Bryn and Edwards, who, for the first time. appealed in the comical character of negro minstrels. Both their singing and acting took the house by storm, and ore very appreciable feature in their entertainment was the absence of any tiding histrionic or vocal which was calculated to offend the most fastidious amongst theaudience. The Llwydcoed Penny Readings, which are held eTery Wednesday, are also goirii on well. THE PENNY READINGS at the Temperance Hall, passed off' in the usual style on last Thursday w. tk. The only special feature that marked them WHS the appearance of Mr. George, the popular comic singer, for the first time this season. The III v. J. Joseph George having been vo ed to the chair, the proceedings were opened by Master Evans, playing a Welsh Air, who also played the accompaniments of the evening Master R. Evans gave a song, Would I were 11 a bird encored Mr. Lonio, a reading "The Fustian Jacket or the Working Man Masters it and J. Evans, a duett, Annie Lisle; Mr. Daniel Griffiths, a song, Bedd Gelert;" Mr E. Samson Pay, a hu inrrous reading; Mr. George, a song, "Sarah's y:jung man encored—— when he gave the Jolly Young Farmer;" Mr. Kent, a reading, "Mis haps;" Master Evans, a duett, The Minute Gun at sea;" Mr. H. G. Thomas, late Lieuten- ant in the Crimean army, a recitation, verses com- posed by himself, on the Battles of Alma, Bala- klava, and the siege of Sebastopol Mr. George, a song, "Sally Wallacks;" encored; Finale, (iod save the Queen."
HIRWAIN SECESSION. ANOTHER IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING 1 (From our own Correspondent.) Poets, philosophers, and all the other great men tell us to expect all things earthly to wither away, and the nthusiasm engendered by the se- cession movement in this place forms no excep- tion to-this pointed-out rule. From a warmth which seemed equal to the melting of the Aber- dare Board of Health and all its officials into blue fire, this enthusiasm has dwindled down into the more manageable temperature of a good sized British School heated by a halfpenny dip. To account for this falling off is not the province of your correspondent, but to describe is in his bounden duty. Well, then, Sir, the British Schoolroom, Hirwain, a place which must hence- forth be regarded as immortalized -talk about the garret \vh*'re the Corn Law League first held its meetings—talk about the secret holes and corners in which giant parties were first organised in the time of the first Charles-why, Sir, the fame of such places will pale before that in store for the useful little British School at Hirwain I am digressing. On Thursday, the 1st Fehru ary, another public meeting was held in the room t-tferred to. I.ooking at the importance of the sub- ject it was supposed was intended to be discus-- sed, I blush to say that a great deal of difficulty was experienced in getting up a meeting at all. The Joneses would not come, the Phillips's had other fish to fry on that night, and the Thomas's thought they had had enough of bother about no- thing,and it would be as well for Hirwain to puton its usual placid demeanour and leave things drop. But. no; Iestyn ab Gwrgant had bequeathed them a name and a fame, and the sons of the Common would not have it said that the game they inherited from the son of Gwrgant had ever moulted a feather." Accordingly we fiud even the ranks of the oppositionists were pene- trated for the purpose of discovering a man or two to make up something having the semblance of a meeting, and we find that at a certain hour we have assembled to form this public meeting- and those gentlemen will not think me personally offensive, I am sure, because I name them— Messrs. D. E. Williams, Rees Bevan, David Bevan, John Morgan, and, from the oamp of the opposite party, Mr. William Williams, shop- keeper and coal-ovi ner. After these gentlemen had looked at one an- other's boots, looked at the ceiling, looked at the lights, looked at one another, and etared even the 1 e 1 y 3 e I i e if c e 1 i a a [ K I! [1 ] 0' U A t I I 1 i L: 1 l! P r 1 11 3 3 o f t t s i t r n I 8 ) 1 t 1 1 1 t 1 1 < 1 empty bench es out of countenance, and jusst as every good a lock marked 6.30., Mr. D. E. Wil liams mounted the platforn and poured into the greedy earn of the remaining four gentlemen, the following oracular words: I have a duty to perform in tliy capacity as chairman. I adjourn this meetiiig until this night fortnight, Feb- ruary 15th. With this the proceedings, which I must do the meeting the credit to S,!y were as quiet as possible, were brought to a close. What a strik- ing contrast to the meeting of thepr vious week Here we have the chairman having it ad his own way, no ma,n daring to make him afeerd. He went to his seat without anybody asking him, and, kind man as he is, adjourned the meeting without pul ting any one to the trouble of under- standing what it was all about. i alk about Hir- wain's not being able to govern itself after this, why I thi'nk Aberdare should now petition to have a separate Board-established at Hirwain, so that it might tack itself on to the government of a people so dignified, competent, earnest, and placid in the management of their public affairs. At the moment I write, notwithstanding the importance of the meeting which has. just termi- nated, there is hardly a ripple observable on the sea of local politics. True the whole of the con- stabulary—one active policeman—is on duty, but if I e xcept a little loud talk on the part of two or three gentlemen who were having a sort of see-saw argument as to what the meeting was about, and who called it, the serene political at- mosphere of Hirwain is undisturbed. Stop! As I close my dispatch I hedr the silem e broken by a dark, staggering figure outside a qujet neighbour- ing hostelry and these are its sinful words Mae nhw yn dweyd, (hie) os cewn ni Bord o Helth (hie) ni gewn (hie) pob peth fel y myuwn ni: d-l, all e ddim bod fel hyny (hie)
DEFICIENT EDUCATION. The peculiar feature of this age is progress In every department of thought there is an onward movement. Few persons are satisfied with the present state of things. So rest and be tha' kful is opposed to the spirit of the age and nation in which w" live. Finality is the dream of only a few medieval spirits born out of due time. Among other questions that of reform now stands pro. minently forward. It is in fact the topic of the day. And some change in our representative system seems inevitable. After the declaration of Lord Russell that his government will stand or fall by his reform measure, the extension of the suffrage may be regarded as a virtual fact. I hope the bill will be a comprehensive one and satisfy for a time the popular demands. There is another question which occupies public atten- tion. Education is one of the great topics of the day, and ought to take precedence of all others. The need of education is beyond dispute. All parties agree in the necessity of promoting it in some degree. For upon the education of the young depends the future destinies of this coun- try. Education to he complete should have regard to the whole being, the physical, moral, and in- tellectual. My present remarks wili be confined to the last mentioned. Now, it seems to me that school training as at present conducted is essen- tially deficient. The fundamental conditions of education, as well as the structure of the human mind, do not appear to be clearlv understood by the majority of those under whose tuition children are placed. The notion that the child's mind is like a blank sheet of paper, if ex- ploded as a theory is still received as the basis of practice. The common impression is that in pro- portion to the number of facts and processes crammed into the youth's mind, he is educated while these facts and processes may be only so much mental lumber of which the owner is in- capable of making any practical use. The teacher is more anxious to impart his own store of know- ledge to the pupil than to put him in the way of obtaining knowledge for himself. Teaching is far too mechanical the pupil is too much a re cipient. The first and chief aim in education should be to cultivate sound, universal principles and upon these build a fair superstructure Edu- cation is the development of the pupil's mind by a gradual process, the drawing out of his facul- ties to enable him to reason, inquire, compare, discriminate, and to form a judgment upon any subject placed before him. The teacher's object should be to make the mind vigorous, rohust, and healthy. Not what is done for a pupil, but what he is enabled to do, is the measure of his educa- cation. Were the youthful mind made self reliant and inventive we should soon cease to wonder that so few continue in after life the mental cul- ture commenced in the school-loom the spread of knowledge, the cultivation of learning and the development of intelligence would become more general, and Britain become more truly than now, a great Britain, an industrious, intelligent, and enlightened nation. Another defect in our present system of edu- cation is a want of adaptation to the special cir cumstaneea of the children They are not pre- pared for the particular duties of after life. In preparing for the professions special courses of instruction are given and why not for the dif- ferent kinds of manual labour ? There can be little doubt ot what will be the employment of the greater part of the boys in this district. Suppose a class of boys who will probably have to earn the bread of life under ground, would it not be an advantage were they taught, in addition to the usual school course, something of the nature of the deadly gases found there, and the surest means of avoiding the fatal result too com- monly arising therefrom. Such teaching would, in my opinion, prevent the greater part of those melancholy catastrophies, an example of which lately occurred at the Gethin pit. Another it. lustration of faulty education is the deplorable ignorance of the majority of females. Few have a large acquaintance with the subjects usnafly taught in school; fewer still of the subjects special to female duties. How rare is the do- mestic servant who can fill her sphere of life with pleasure b herself and satisfaction to her employ- er. Ladies especially know how difficult it is to tolerate a"necessary evil" under the family roof- necessary not only as "helps" but as furnishing material for gossip. It may be, as some suggest, that there are as many unworthy mistresses as inefficient servants, and that the one contribute to the other. Still, the fact remains—a good servant is difficult to find. How can it be other- wise when not one of a thousand has any special preparation ? The obvious inference is that philanthropy has stopped short at an important point. Notwith- standing the excellent schools and course of in- struction provided by public benevolence, much remains undone. Until some plan for more specific education is adopted, the mass of people must remain, as now, the unfortunate victims of their ignorance. Of course I do not mean that anything should be taught which requires an apprenticeship to learn. Yet, in many cast's, useful provisions might be made also in this res- pect. It must be confessed that the difficulties in the way of any such movement are great, but they are not insurmountable. And any labourer who saw, as the reward of his exertions, the majority of girls that, under present circumstan- ces, would have to take their place on the black tips, transferred to domestic sf'rvice would have a noble reward. In fact here lies the foundation of the regeneration ot society. In due course would follow clean, industrious, and economical wives and intelligent mothers, a consummation devoutly to be wished for. G.
DR. PRICE AND THE ODDFELLOWS. The Oddfellows and other friends of benefit societies will be glad to Iparn that Dr. Price is now engaged with several other gentlemen in drawing up an act for the better government of Friendly Societies; and this will be submitted to parliament as enrly as convenient. It was under- stood that the rev. Dr., as grand master of the order, would attend the annual banquet given in connection with the Nottingham District, at Nottingham, on Monday last week. Owingto de tention on one of the lines of railway, Dr.Price was unable to proceed further than Birmingham. In the course of the proceedings which followed the banquet, which was most influentially attended, P. G. M. Hardwick, editor of the Oddfellows Magazine, proposed "The Grand Master, the Deputy-Grand Master, and the Board of Direc- tors of the Manchester Unity." In the course of a long and able speech ,Mr. Hardwick said he was sorry that his friend the Grand Master was not preaent, but his deputy was, and he trusted he would fully make up for Dr. Price's absence. Dr. Price, of Aberdare, was a man of great intel- ligence and wonderful ability. He was greatly esteemed in South Wales, and had been the means of doing a great deal of good among the colliers in that district. Mr. Haynes was not present in consequence of an accident, and lie was sure,taking all he had named, together with others that he might mention, the Unity possessed as intelligent and efficient a Board of Directors- and m^n with as large experience and of uncom- promising character—as any institution in the entire country. (Loud cheers.) He did not be- lieve there was a singla man among them who would give a decision contrary to his own judg- ment and conscience in order to please either friend or foe, and in conclusion, therefore, he had extreme pleasure in proposing the toast he had named at the outset. (Prolonged cheering Bro. Watson (Provincial Corresponding Sec- retary) called upon the company to respond to the toast with all the honors of the Order, and this was done in a very hearty manner. D.G.M. CuiiTiS responded. He observed that he was placed in a very difficult position that evenitig-a position in which many might envy him, hut when the circumstances which had placed him there were known, he trusted that those to whom he had the honor of addressing himself would overlook all his shortoomings. It was not till he entered that room that he received a telegram stating that the Grand Master-the great man of the meeting—would not be able to be present, and he was therefore called upon at a moment's notice almost to take his place. The telegram stated that Dr. Price had arrived at Birmingham, in the hope of getting on to Not- tingham, but he had found there was no train, and thus it was that he was unfortunately de- tained. Allusion had been previously made to the Prince of Wales in toast and song, and he might say on behalf of Dr. Price, who came from Wales, O'er all our ancient mountains, Through all our lovely vales, Oh may the shout re-echo, God bless that Prince of Wales.
ABERDARE POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.- (Bejore J. C. Fowler and R. T. Roberts, Esqrs. I. John Howells, collier, was charged with un- lawfully wounding Benjamin Bowen, a fellow- workman, by striking him on the head with a safety lamp underground. The case was not pressed and he was d'smissed. Jeremiah Canon was fined 10s. and costs, on the information of P.O. Morgan, for being drunk aud riotous in one of the public thoroughfares, Morgan Meredith was fined 5s. and costs for an assault upon Thom is Baker on Saturday last. Morris Evans was charged with creating a disturbance at the Crawshay's Arms, and refusing to quit when requested by the landlord, Daniel Jones. The latter stated that, on the 28th ult., defendant came to his house and called for a pint of beer, which was refused him in consequence of his creating a disturbance and calling his wife had names. He had denied the house to defen- dant before for the same reason. He went for the police, but before he returned defendant had left.-J ohn Sims, called by defendant, said there was no noise made by defendant and he did not use the language imputed to him towards the landlady. He was partly in beer at the time.- Mr. Fowler said he thought the landlord should have supplied the beer if defendant had not kicked up a row before asking for it. On the other hand, he should have gone out when re- quested He had his remedy if the landlord re- fused to supply beer on demand, but this was no excuse for calling bad names and was no answer I to the charge in point of law. He must pay a fine of 2s. 6d. and 9s. 9d. costs, or 7 days in default. MALICIOU9 TRESPASS—Jenkin Jamea, Alfred Dudley, William Harries, and Rces Griffiths were charged with committing damage to some field in the occupation of à-h. Howel Willi-uns, Panty- gerdinen. P.C. Meek said he saw defendants at 12 o'clock in the day, crossing three fields in the occupation of Mr. H Williams at Ynyscynon farm. Notice.a were posted up in different parts of the fields. The damage was estimated at !d.- Mr. Williams said he had used every endeavour to put a stop to the trespassing and had issued notices in both languages. The men were in the habit of passing that way to their work, and the consequence was that there were two or three paths through the fields, the ground being quite bare. They were fined 2s 6d. each and costs. John Davies was finod 5s. and costs for being drunk and riotous in fJommercial-street, ou the 3rd inst. Sergt. Mathews proved the offence. John Fitzpatrick was charged with refusing to contribute towards the maintenance of his son, an inmate of the Reformatory at Neath. Mr. Supt. Wrenn produced the necessary order from the Secretary of State, and called Sergt. Mathews who proved calling upon defondaut who, on being requested to contribute towards the support of his sou, refused to do so. He had made enquiries of defendant's employers, and found that he was in receipt of about a pound aweek from his labour, and had only a wife and one child at home. He a'so kept lodgers, having no less than eight when he visited the house on Friday last. The Bench made an order for the payment of 1. per wet k. BREACH OF COLLIERY RULHS.T ames Phillips, a collier employed at the Abergw wr Colliery, was charged with having on the 25th ult., broken one of the Special Rules of the colliery by smok- ing on the in-by side of the lamp station, and with having a lamp key it, his possession. Mr. F. James, who appeared for the prosecution, stated that the defendant had expressed his regret to the manager, and it was the wish of the pro- secutors that the Bench should deal with the case as leniently as possible. Rees Rees, the overman of the colliery, was then called and proved the charge.—Mr. George Wilkinson manager, in reply to the Bench, said he considered that the pit was what was termed a safe pit," but not- withstanding that, if a door were accidentally left open, an accumulation of gas would be the result, and the consequences might-be serious. He believed the defendant thought no harm, there being no gas in that part of the workings. In his (witness's) opinion, however, it was necessary to work the pit with safety lamps.—The Bench felt it a very painful duty on their part to pass sentence upon defendant, and nothing was more disagreeable to their feelings as magistrates than to commit a hard working collier to prison, who had been discovered to have broken the rules of his daily work but these rules were made for a large number of men and must be upheld. If they failed in this they felt that they would be responsible for any accident that might occur. It was a foolish and unlawful act on the part of the defendant, and if he had but considered for a moment that through his thoughtlessness 150 men might be ushered into eternity, he would no doubt have shrunk from such an act, but he had evidently shut his eyes to the consequences. The collieries of this valley coul1 not be worked with- out the most extreme care, and although every ordinary "precaution might be adopted to work them with safety—in the circulation of air, &o.. through the workings, unless the workmen them- selves assisted the Government in upholding the law, it was all to no purpose. In the North of England if a man were discovered placing the lives of his fellow workmen in peril they would drive him out of the pit; and if they would but do so here we should have an end to accidents from explosion. The defendant was thtn com- mitted to prison for one calendar month. AFFILIATION.—Ann Hopkins v. John Jones Defendant did not app"ar. Service of summons having been proved, complainant stated that she had a child by the defendant who paid her 25s. before the birth and 12s. after. A witness was called who gave corrobar&fcive evidence and an order for the payment of 2s. per week from the date of summons and costs was made.. Rachel Thomas was charged with stealing a carpet-bag the property of Dr. Sloper. The charge was not pressed and she was discharged. ASSAULT. — Elizabeth Hastings v. Joseph Hastings.—Mr. Smith for complainant, and Mr. Simons for the defence. It appeared from the evidence that the parties were man and wife, but for the last three years they had been living apart Defendant had been ordered to pay a certain weekly allowance towards the support of complainant, and on her applying for the same, on the 20th ult., some words passed between them, which ended in the assault complained of. Ann Morgan, who witnessed the assault, cor- roborated complainant's statement, and defendant was fined 20s. and costs. TRANSFERS.—T.ie following licenses were trans- ferred—Mountain Ash Ion, Mountain Ash, from Thomas Jones to Eiwara Williams; Cefnpennar Inn, from Edward Williams to Charles Lock; Plasterers Arms, Bank St., from William Lloyd to David Llewellyn Q,ueen's Head, Cardiff Road, Richard Thomas to Thomas Davies; Red Lion, Cardiff st., John Price to Rd. Thomas; Napier's Arms, Mountain Ash, from Wm. Williams to Jas. Williams; Greenfield Inn, Brodrwyallr, Y stra- dyfodog, from Morgan Lewis to DI. Williams; Freemasons Tavern, from Wm. Todd to Noah Jones. THE CATTLE PLAGUE.—Thomas Watkins, butcher, Aberdare, was tined 93 and costs for bringing six heifers from (iloater to Aberdare without the necessary certificate of inspection. Anania Davies was fined 10s. and costs for an assault upon Isiah Jenkins.
ABERDARE BOARD OF HEALTH. The usual fortnightly meeting of the above Board was held on Thursday se'nnight. Present: Messrs. R. H. Rhys, (in the chair), Rees Wil- liams, M. Edwards, J. Williams, and D. Davis, jun. The minutes of the last meeting having been read over and confirmed, the following cheques were signed Men's wages, jE21 7s. 3d H. J. Hollier, jBl 6s. 101. R. C. Hall, JBIS 15s.; D. Watkins, £ 3 15s.; H. Davies, £ 6 10s.; R. Richards, £ 11 15s.; Ed. Richards, £ 8 14s. 7d., W. Morgan, £ 2 193. 4d.; Dr. Davies, medical officers, £3 is.; W. Morgan, jBl 8s.; Ditto, it 8s.; Mrs. Joan Richards, zC3 17s.; James Heir, 92 5-ii The balance in the bank was announoed as £ 221 13s. id. The following report from the committee— Messrs. R, H; Rhys, David Davis, and John Williams-~appointed to watch the interests of the Board in the matter of the Mountain Ash separa- tion was theh read .— Year committee held their first meeting on the 20th December, 186.5, at which all the mem- bers were present, when they adopted measures referred to in the resolution to get the petition signed by the most influential owner sand rate- payers of the district, and for this purpose they engtged the services of Mr. Hugh Pritchard to assist in canvassing the town and neighbourhood, in which duties he was engaged several days. Your committee also directed the clerk to make an appointment with Mr. Bruce to receive the committee, and to receive from them the memorial for presentation to the Home Secre- tary, aud also to confer with him (Mr. Bruce) on the subject of the proposed separation. Mr. Bruce having appointed Wednesday, the 27th December, to receive the committee, they accord- ingly, with their clerk, waited upon him at Duffryn on that day, and delivered to him a memorial signed by upwards of 400 of the most influential owners and ratepayers of this district, and which memorial Mr. Bruce promised to for- ward to Sir George Grey, Bart. At this inter- view your committee conferred with Mr. Bruce as to the intended separation, and pointed out to him the injustice of the boundaries proposed by the Mountain Ash ratepayers, and from the sen- timents then expressed by Mr. Bruce your com- mittee were led to believe that he admitted the focce of the arguments adduced by them, and th It he would concur in a fair and equitable division of the district, for the purpose of ar- ranging an amicable settlement of the boundaries of the proposed board. Mr. Tripp having con- sented to accept a brief on behalf of this board to attend at the inquiry ordered by Sir George Grey to be held at Mountain Ash, on the 3rd January, 1866, your committee directed the clerk to pre- pare such brief, and also to request Mr. Tripp's attendance at Aberdare to meet the committee to confer on the case and the evidence to be adduced before the inspector on behalf of the board. In accordance with these instructions several ap- pointments were made by Mr. Tripp which he failed to keep, but ultimately appointed the 1st of January for a conference. The committee ac- cordingly met on that day, when the brief was read over and approved, but having received a telegram from Mr. Tripp to the effect that he had lostthe train, they directed the clerk to pro- ceed to Swansea, and wait upon Mr. Tripp with the brief, and arrange for his attendance at Aber- dare, on Wednesday, the 3rd January, to confer with the committee prior to the opening of the the inquiry by the inspector. Your committee find these instructions were attended to, and the brief delivered to Mr. Tripp, but that, almost at the last moment, Mr. Tripp returned the brief accompanied by a letter to the effect that he did not think that the objections of your committee could be made with any hope of success, and that, under these circumstances, he felt compelled to feturn the brief, ani withdraw from the case. Immediately upon the receipt of this information from Mr. Tripp, your committee requested Mr. Michael, a barrister who had been engaged in the Morriaton and other cases in which attempts had been made to separate from boar.ls tand who at the time was attending the sessions at Cardiff) to accept a brief on your behalf, to which he consented. The committee attended the inquiry at Mountain Ash on the 3rd of January, and pre- vious to the opening of the same, Mr. R. H. Rhys hid a short interview with Mr. Bruce with the object of arranging an amicilble settlement of the boundaries of the new district, but that gen- tleman declined to entettain any negotiation on the subject, and the inquiry was accordingly proceeded with. "Oa the opening of the inquiry Mr. Michael raised several objections to the preliminary no- tices and proceedings of the petitioners for sepa- ration, which objections the committee are ad- vised would have been fatal to the whole proceedings. ''Upon the objections being raised, your committee regret t,) report that Mr. Bruce then addressed the inspector on behalf of the petition- ers in a tone and spirit diametrically opposed to that which he had adopted towards the commit tee at the interview at Duffryn on the 27th of December; and, finding the inspector fully coincided in the views entertained by Mr. Bruce, and, indeed, expressed himself to that effect, the committee thought it advisable to adjourn the meeting with a view to arrange a settlement of the boundaries. Your committee cannot refrain fro n express- ing their disappoint nent at the partisan spirit exhibited by Mr. Bruce on this occasion, it being plainly evident from the circumstances which transpired before tho inspector, that no con cession whatever would have been made to the boa,'d had it not been for the objections taken to the preliminary proceedings; but your committee, finding that, however fatal the objections raised on their behalf were to the proceedings of tne petitioners, it would only have delayed their ap- plication for separation, which would almost immediately have resulted in their obtaining, possibly, the whole of the area applied for. After various propositions had been discussed between the committee and the petitioners, it was ulti- mately agreed that the portion of the parish of Aberdare comprised in the following boundaries should belong to the new district proposed to be formed at Mountain Ash. The boundary commences at the point A, at the point of junction between the boundaries of the parishes of Aberdare and Llanwonno, and the Ecclesiastical District of St. Margaret, Aber- dare, respectively; thence in a north-easterly direction, following the line dividing the parish of Aberdare from such Ecclesiastical District of St. Margaret, Aberdare, to the point B; thence in a straight line easterly, and crossing the Aberdare Canal to the point 0, or the east side of such canal; thenae in an easterly direction, following the north bonndary fences of the pro- perties numbered 846 and 671 on the tithe map, and the westerly boundaries of the properties numbered 694, 695, and 696, on the tithe map, and crossing the occupation road leading from Penygraig to the point, and on the north side of such road thence following and including such road to its point ot junction with the Cefnpennar road leading from Mountain Ash to Merthyr Tydfil, at the point E; then in a northerly direc- tion follow'ng and including such road and cross- ing the parish road leading to Aberdare to the point F on the north side of such road; thence following and including the CSfnpennar road leading from Mountain Ash to Merthyr Tyd- fil, and crossing such road iu an easterly di- rection thence following and including the occupation road to Ty Howell ap Ivor to the point G thence in an easterly direction follow- ing the boundary fences of the properties num- bered 703, 706, 707, 793, and 791, to the point H at the boundary line separating the parish of Merthyr Tydfil from the Ecclesiastical District of St. Margaret, Aberdare; thence in a southerly direction, and following such boundary to the point I, and from thence following the line sepa- rating the parish of Aberdare from the parish of Llanwonno to the starting point at A, so com- pleting the boun lary of the district. In consenting to this arrangement the com- mittee thought they wtre best consulting the interests of the Aberdare Board of Health, as they found that, in addition to the coal worked from the Lletty Shenkin Colliery, the larger por- tion of the coal worked by the Aberdare Coal Company, together with that worked by Powell's Steam Coal Company (limited), from the Upper Duffryn or Tirffounder Colliery, lay under land3 comprised in the Ecclesiastical district of St. Margaret, and would have belonged to the pro- posed new district. These circumstances mate- rially affected the views of the committee, as by the arrangements the whole of the collieries, to- gether with a full moiety of the Middle Dutrryn, are still retained in the Aberdare Board of Health District. The rateable value at first proposed to be ab stracted from this district was upwards of £32,000, with about 2000 acres area of laud; but nder the arrangement before referredifto the. iteable value relinquished to the new distriet is- bout £ 21,000, with an acreage of 1492; 80 that y the terms arranged before the Inspector, the- loard have succeeded in retaining one-third of he rateable value intended to be taken by th. atitioners, or £11,000 and about one-fourth, or' 00 acres of surface. "The loss sustained by theBoard, even acoor 8tng a the above, is more apparent than real, far a bout :2 500 out of the i'21,000 relinquished by this- Joard consists of assessments from lands, rail- rays, canals, and great tithes, which are «jnly ssessed at one fourth their rateable valite, Oa he other land, out of the two and three-nquar ter- ailes of highway originally proposed to 00 in- luded in the new distriot, no less than t.woj ailes of the most expensive portion of that r >a<i rill have to be repaired and maintained by kh& dountain Ash district. In concluding their report the committee < IX- iress their belief that no attempt at separate tott rom this board would have been made by the" petitioners, unless they had secured the Ailtipp orfc if Mr. Bruce in furtherance of their views b -ut, mder the circumstances, your committee are of, opinion that the board may congratulate it IOU: lpon the way in which the matter has now b .eeo.. .enminated." The above was unanimously adopted by tie* Be After few unimportant matters had been too upon, the report of the Inspector of Nuisanca read, and disposed of.-The Surveyor was drdei report upon the sanitary coudition of Robertsto the next meeting. The Surveyor's report contained an estimate « probable cost of the improvements of that porti, the Cefnpennar-road situate between the Yoysc (Jarilen wall and Pittitygertiinen gate, the total at being £ 316 13s. 3d. It also contained lill estim the probable cost of the private improvements sary to be done in Jenkin-street, Aberdare, u, the amount as ^197 Os. 4.1: particulars of p improvements in Highland Place, amounting to 10s. Id. were alsi given. Plans granted — Benjamin Evans, two hou Ynyscynon-street, Cwmbach; John Lind'sey, vaults, &c., over the river Dare, and adjoinin Horse and GroolD Ion, Aberdare. Refused Mary Morgan, plan and section for proposed bt sites on the Abercwmboy Farm and Mr. David butcher, four houses aud shops in High-street, dare, until the Surveyor examine the plan and s: Among the orders made with reference to this was one for proceeding with the necessary iiii ments in Jenkin-street, a matter which must satisfactory to the inhabitan ts of that hitherto ne street. [We have been obliged to curtail our rep want of apace.]
MOUNTAIN ASH. WORKMAN'S HALL.—A concert was given above hall on Thursday, February 1st, in aid Mountain Ash Reading-Room. There were 200 persons present, and the programme, was well selected, was ably exhausted. MESSRS. HOLLOW AY are still performing Workman's Hall. On Friday, February 2nd speare's celebrated tragedy of Hamlet" w formed, our respected neighbour Mr. W playing the character of Hamlet. The bo- well filled, every one feeling anxious to h< see the amateur performer, who went throi arduous part with perfect ease, bringing do house in thunders of applause. The other tcra were ably sustained, and the scent dresses were well got up. At the close M was called before the curtain, where he", turously received. We understand that M will shortly appear in the character of Othe ACClDENT. -A man named John Anthonj at w>rk at the Navigation Colliery, was between a tram and the workings. He wa? diately attended by Dr. Brown's assiata hopes are entertained of his recovery.
€MtaraI Qbarrcsuauhttttt. THE SECESSION OF HIRWAI To THE EDITOR OF THB AB<SRDARR T Sir, Will you allow me to call you to the following grossly incorrect para lating to this matter which appears u head of Aberdare" in last week's Telegraph ? "The movement of the separation from dare Local Hoard of Health proceeds v. factorily here, a resolution to this effe been carried all but unanimously at 1 meeting held on Thursday evening w amendment was proposed and duly at the proposer and seoonder only raisin; hands in its favour. We hear it is the of the Ilirwainites to have a Board of t' and they take much encouragement efforts from the fact that the Aberdar. against them, which they consider a 8U, their success, the Mountain Ash friend been opposed in the same way by that p: Now, Sir, if the Aberdare correspoi the Telegraph knew anything at all a1 subject, he must know that the paragr* represents the state of affairs at Hirwai. resolution for the separation was, no carried, but at what kind of a meeting P fair and accurate report given last week form the reader on this head better that Messrs. Aubrey and Williams, the only t\ tlemen present who could be regarded representatives of the large ratepayers oftb opposed the movement tooth and nail. Th persons who spoke were either small ratt men who had been disappointed in their e. get on the Aberdare Board, or men wh little or nothing to do, and would like to Board of Health at the expense of the rat of Hirwain. I don't know how it can be said t1 ment for the septration from the Aberda Board of Health proceeds very ntisfa when it is well known that every impor taken up to the writing of the paragraj appeared in the Telegraph was perfectly Persons who have been watching tb 4, of events must kuow there was sometb d than the opposition of the ABERDARE work to bring about the success of the 3 Ash people, who had quite a differ* n that of Hirwain. Thanking you for y 01 to keep the ambitious village poli ti< their right place," and trusting the t correspondent of the Telegraph will, il take care to write on correct informat 101 I remain, Sir, Yours faitb ,1u] Hirwain, February 3rd. [The Aberdare correspondent of tl m 1- is not the author of the paragraph q not no one who knows him would ever ch: with having written anything so brai ales truthful. One of the aspiring pro moti Secession movement has, most like! making a convenience of our oontei npoi this being the case we can only re gret correspondent, R. has placed us u jder cessity of taking any notice of the mat A. T.]
To THE EDITOR OF THE ABKRD, ma J SIR,-Gas in Aberdare is in a very ansat state. For months past we have ba d a v supply, and what we here had has be en nc boast of. I have made inquiries se\ 'eral the subject, and have been informed that pany were making additions to or ir lprov present works so as to remedy the < jvil, v not yet been effected. It appears to me t pie time has been given to brinsr about state of things. The price of gas is sucti æ tify the consumer in expecting a g ood si good gas. Trusting the subject wi )1 ree immediate attention of the Corppany I remain, sir, yours tr Aberdare, Feb. 8, 1866. A
The young Indy who took the. fancy has returned it with thanks. Which of the feather tribe lifts tl weight ?-The crane. HOLLOWAY'S OINIMBNT AND Rheumatism. -*I he very sound of th. tse ries t rror to the minds of all who ba perienced the torments of these dire diisei Holloway has pointed out a method oi should give the m )St despondent suffer courage and refreshing hope. After t parts have been duly fomented with tep carefully dried, this Ointment should b and perseveringly rubbed upon the skii pared for its reception, and these Pills taken in doses as prescribed in the Ii ABRRDARE: Printed and Published by JoslAH Tiff); and THEOPHILUS LINES JONKS, at the TIME" Office, Commercial-place, Aberc County of Glamorgan. Saturday, February 10, 18SS.