THE NORMAL COLLEGE FOR WALES. THE tug of heroic war is at length sounded. Our Go- vernment aid men being from the first fully convinced that they were to expect no aid from the people,-knowing well and intimately that the great majority of the young ministers and rising men of the country were decidedly 0 y ;a,aiiis,t tiieir seliomes,-ivis,-Iy determined at the onset to try for& Norriaal School, in order to upset the present FREE insti- tution. As the proceedings of the hole-and-corner council held for the purpose were brought into light inconveniently aoon, the manifestation of public opinion on the subject, com- pelled them to abandon their project. For a time the little band were ignominiously scattered by the glance of the publici, but at present the trumpet is sounded and the force is concentrated to make an attack upon the constitution of the Normal College, in the hope of finding a retreat within the provisions of the trust deed, where in a case of emer- gency they may fight a great Armageddon battle, some time before the end of the world. Well, we confess, we are almost overpowered with tenderness we scarcely know how to refuse a request so urgent, couched in language so modest. Tho little valiant band earnestly protest that if this parch- ment citadel be allowed them that they won't fight until the voluntary principle fails—no, not they; not a pike will be seen, i-i,)t a sword will be unsheathed, and not a single etun >n shall boom, until the voluntary principle, poor thing, will be as dead as a door nail, dead and gone, and, decently interred. 'The evil day may be distant, but we know the party too well to commit Free Education into their safe keeping at the risk of an annual agitation. The leadership of the little band is now consigned to our respected friend Mr. Davies, who pelted us with storms of anecdotes in our last number. We admire the choice. It is .ingularly characteristic of the party, and significantly omi- nous of their fate. Mr. Davies will make a valiant leader undoubtedly, but time will show the result of his far-sight- pdness in the assault which he has made. His onslaught has been followed up by the organ of the late M,P. for Coventry, the Rev. D. Lloyd, M.A., Carmarthen, A Swaw e t Voluntary, a Subscriber to the Normal College, and he him- self has made another attack. These formidable antagonists are most anxious to show fight. The gleam of arms and the thunderous roar of the Government artillery is really im- posing and perhaps not a little amusing to persons like our- igelves, who are out of harm's way. And then that most .serviceable man-of-all- Government-Edueation-work,—the su- preme convener of hole-and-corner councils,—their most indefatigable corrospondent-in-chief, and rough-and-ready secretary at war, Mr. Mordecai Jones, of Brecon, is busily aud widely distributing the "winged satans" of his valiant leader in the shape of slips in the hope that they will ex- plode and blow up the enemy's camp. Lot our readers not be misled. We understand the fame; and we are prepared to say with Lord John lusseil, "Oh there is nothing in it, decidedly no- thing." We know how the uproar is got IIp-we un- derstand whence it came, and whither it goes—but there is nothing in it. It is only a little "sound and fury signify- ing nothing." Mr. Davies thinks there was a good deal in it, or that we should, not have noticed his first letter. That does not at all. follow- Mr. Davies is neither an ordinary I old applewomau' nor a common cur." He knows that a cur may bark at the.moon without biting it, but it may be necessary to moutliseal him for the comfort of the bystan- ders. As we have not invited the simile, we likewise leave its application at the disposal bf our friend. He need not be at all solicitous as to the last word—that will depend en- tirely on the character of the words he may address us. We have but very few words to say in reply'to his letter which appeared last week. As to the number of subscribers who passed the resolution of September, 1847, we need say no more than we have already done. Suffice it to say that second-hand assertions—assertions already proved to be en- tirely unfounded-are not the best weapons of defence. Mr. Dayies complains that we have too many ifs." If we had double the number, that would not prove that the Welsh are unable to support the Normal College. The ground of ap- peal to Government is said to be poverty and not unwilling- ness. If we prove that the poverty plea is fallacious, the present Government outcry will become as quiet as a dor- mouse in the depth of winter. The fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves. As to the propriety of dismissing religion entirely from the Normal and day school, we are persuaded that the most disastrous consequences would follow. The history of purely secular education, wherever it has been attempted, amply justify our coming to this conclusion. And then if education is purely secular, we cannot see what Christian ministers and religious denominations have to do with it as such. If Mr. Davies intends to sever religion en- tirely from education, and let secular education be treated as any other commercial enterprise or private business, he is so far consistent. But in seeking to place education under the direction of Government, it appears to us that he wants for that secular concern a protection which he does not wish for any other. His attack on religious education is therefore a mere pretext for an attack on the constitution of the Normal School. They have no necessary connexion with each other. In fact there is no party in the country that embraces Mr. Davies' views on the subject, if we except the Unita- rians, and a few other individuals. In conclusion, we hope that the friends of the College will be active and stirring. The institution is worthy of being supported; and the noble and systematic exertions of the Swansea committee are beyond all praise. The annual meeting advertised in another column, ought to be well attended, that the constitution of the school may be defi- nitively settled. Let the College be at once placed in a po- sition where it may render us some assistance against the inroads of ecclesiastical tyranny and despotic centralization.
CARDIFF TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—The traffic on this railway during the week ending September 2, 1848, was £ 1,849 19s. Od. THE TOWN COUNCIL met last Monday, when several matters of an ordinary nature were discussed. CHURCH RATES.—Our readers will recollect that a rate of 4d. in the pound was made in this town for the repairs and im- provements of the parish church. Several ratepayers have, from conscientious motives, refused to pay the rate; anions whom are the Messrs. Batchelor Brothers. On Saturday last' the collector entered their timber yard, seized a waggon of the value of t 12, and sold it for 16s., the amount claimed. We were also visited this week by the same officer, and were told on our declining to pay the rate, that a warrant of distress would be sought against us. Our readers must not, therefore, be surprised if the PRINCIPALITY will be seized for Church rates ON Monday, the 4th inst., the Wesleyans of. this town held a public tea meeting in their day school-rooms,' for the double pur- pose of publicly giving a cordial welcome to their newly appointed ministers, the Revs. C. Tucker and G. Rowe, and of making up a small deficiency in the circuit fund. The meeting was well at- tended, and altogether one of the most pleasant public affairs we ever witnessed. After tea, the Revs. C. Tucker and G. Rowe, Messrs. Basset, of Newbridge, Williams, of the Custom House, J. Richards, W. Price, and J. Lewis, addressed the meeting, and made many valuable remarks upon the course to be adopted to promote a revival of God's work among us. The Cardiff Eng- lish circuit, which before comprehended Bridgend, and places within a large circle, of which that town may be regarded as the centre-, together with the places lying up the Taff Vale, has, during the last conference, been divided, so that the Cardiff circuit now includes only the towns of Cardiff and Newbridge,, with places lying between and adjacent to them. But while the boundaries are thus being physically contracted, we trust they are spiritually expanding, and will continue to do so, as there will be three minis- ters where before there were but two, Bridgend being made the head of a new circuit, having one resident pastor, and the Cardiff circuit two as usual, one to reside at Cardiff, the other at New- bridge. THE BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE Gos- PEL AMONG THE JEWS.—In the course of the meeting which was held last night week, many interesting facts and statistics were narrated by Mr. Cohen and Mr. Jaffe, the deputation. The for- mer geatleman stated that there are 30,007 Jews in the metropo- lis of this kingdom, and 30,000 besides in the provinces. The society has a missionary at Manchester, Birmingham, Gibraltar, aid on the coast of Africa, where there are 400,000 of the de- scendants of Abraham,—and one at Jaffa. It has a college in London with 19 students, of which 18 are converted Jews. The income of the society in 1846-7 was E2,000, but in 1847-8 it in. creased to 43,261 2s. 4 £ d., of which E2,000 had been collected by ladies' associations. After adverting to the serious difficulties which stand in the way of Jews to become Christians, Mr. Cohen stated that he had conversed with 782 individuals in the course of last year, and that many of them secretly acknowledged Jesus to y I bflthe true Messiah. Mr. Jaffe furnished many pleasing details of the readiness wherewith the Jews now examine the scriptures and converse about the Messiah. He lamented that they had been treated with so much neglect, but he hoped that better days ware at hand. Addresses were also delivered by the chairman, the Rev. E, Morgan, Rev. W. Jones, and other gentlemen. Music, -We beg to call the ate-ition of our readers in this locality to the advertisement of Mr. and Mrs. Tilley in another column. These clever artists, who have won for themselves golden opinions in a neighbouring town, are now come to reside here, and purpose giving lessons in singing, counter- point, &c. We have quite a heap of testimonials at our office —many of them from most competent judges—praising highly the ability of the singers, and lauding the method and effici- ency of their teaching. A Dublin lady says that her daughters had been under the tuition of the first masters which that city could supply, but that they had not progressed nearly so rapidly as under the instructions of Mrs. Tilley. Mrs. T. was a pupil of Sir George Smart, whose position was then as high as that of Garcia now, and who was the master of Miss Stephens, Phillips, and most of the other English celebrities and we have heard that he promised her high distinction in her profession and now she offers to teach, after a long study of her art, and of the variousaud most sublime sacred, as well as the more elevated secular, compositions, at 30s. per quarter, the know- ledge, a very small part of which she had to pay at least a pound a lesson for. Her voice has a long compass we have heard her sing with much applause, With verdure clad," a very high soprano solo; and "He was despised," a very low con^ tralto. Her taste is perfect, and her style truly classic. Mr. Tilley is a high tenor, and he sings with considerable fervor and expression. He has, we understand, been very successful in teaching large classes about the country. We rejoice that a musical taste is being more widely diffused, and we trust that the labours of the two vocalists who have recently come among us will tend to awaken the better sympathies of our nature, and to open up for those unacquainted with music another world—one of spells and enchantments, the realm of song.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE CARDIFF. ARMVEn SEP. l.-Lilly, Jenkiu, Weston, pots: Robert, Jones, Barry, stones; Elbe, Croft, Dublin, ballast; Prosperous, Jones, ——; Nanters, Griffith, W. Haven, iron ore; John, Janes, Fowey, iron ore; Aeolus, Howell, Waterford, ballast; Perseverance, Davies, Barrow, iron ore; Mary Ellen, Davies, Barrow, iron ore. SEP. 3.—Union, Francis, Fowey, iron ore; John and William,, Evans. Barrow, iron ore; Mary, Evans, Brist* I, iron ore; Amity, Thomas, Bristol, general cargo; Ann, Davies, r—; St. Ludwalls, Roberts, P. Madoc, slate., í SEt,i.-Min er,Jones, Bridgewater, general cargo; Emerald, Owen, Car- dinatv oats SEK. 5.—Robert, Jones, Barry, stones Olive Branch, Mendus, Williams, Pearse, Milford, ballast Hannah, Jones, Biuvow, iron ore; Pike, Francis, London, ballast; Tie'iisset, William, Hayle, Lacy Willoughby, Jones, Ba TOW, iron ore. SAILED SEt'. I.-William, Morgan, Bristol, coal; Werm Collier, Gwalter, Sydney, coal; Mary Ann, Peteu, Newport, ballast; Anne Elizabeth, Jones, Belfast, — Fr-ends, Thomas, Limerick, —; Liverpool, Murphy, Waterford, ——: Laura. Davies, London, iron; William and Ann, Gear, Genoa, >——; Alpha, Bogers, Cross coal; Fly, Evans, Bristol, coal Thomas and Miiia, Watkius, Bristol, coal; Victoria, Rees, Waterford' coal. SUP. 2.—Margaret, Stephens, Palermo, ganeralcaroro; Punch, Foster, Naples, iron; Victoria, Williams, Loudon, iron; Neath Castle, Griffiths, Dublin, iron; Defiance, Griffith, Gahvay, Catherine and Margaret,. Evans, Dublin, Success, Morris, Waterford, coal; Virtue, Hughes, Malaga, coal; Friends, Joue <, Bridge water, coal. SEP.3.-Hope, Morgan, B istol, coal; Morning Star, Thomas, Nowry, —; Jo in, G lbert, Ro s, toil; Jane, Stephens, PC¡IZanCC,; Catherine O'Flanigan, Phillips, Scilly, co;il. J SEP. 4.Oiive Branch, Men Ins, Barry, ballast; Robert, Jones, Barry, SEP. 5.— Mary, Kv-ias, Bristol, iron. THE COMMITTEE appointed some time ago at the Town Hall, to see into the state of the rateable property of the town, with a view to an equalization of the assessment, and other pur- poses, have met several times during the present and preceding weeks. We may shortly expect to hear of some extraordinary revelations relative to these matters. THE WAUNTRODAU FLORAL AND HORTICULTURAL SHOW will, we understand, be held next Wednesday. POLICE COURT, MONDAY, SEPT. 4TH.-(Present, the Mayor, James Lewis, and W. Nicholl, Esqrs.)-In the early part of the morning, their worships were busily engaged in granting the pub- licans' licenses. There were eleven new applications for spirit li- censes; six were granted. James Paine, against whom the wife of John Thomas had had a warrant, appeared to pay the expenses of the case, the matter hav- ing been settled out of court. Henry Thomas, charged with abusing his wife Ann, was bound over to keep the peace. Eliza John and Sarah Austin, of Greyhound-court, Bridge-street, appeared to answer the charge of Jane Phillips, who, being sworn, said: About seven or eight o'clock, on Tuesday night, Eliza John came to me and took hold of me by the hair of my head, and Sarah Austin struck me several blows at the same time, with a stone jar [fragments produced].-Richd. Reece, who appeared for the de- fendants, having cross-examined this witness, and the other evi- dence having been gone into, the magistrates advised the parties to settle it out of court. Charles Parry,Rhymney, appleseller, was charged, on the infor- mation of William Stockwood, truck-keeper, with taking j a truck out of the Market-hous and with damaging the same, was fined Is. 9d., the amount of the damage done, and 10s. costs; and in de- fault of payment to be imprisoned for two calendar months. James Rees, labourer, Mill-lane, found with a bag of coal in his possession, which he was supposed to have taken from one of the boats, was remanded. POLICE COURT, THURSDAY, SEPT. 7.- (Before the Mayor and James Lewis, Esq.)—Mary Ann Hill, charged with being drunk and disorderly, and with using indeceut language in St. Mary- street, on Tuesday night last, was fined 12s., and in default of pay- ment to be put in the stocks. Mary Jenkins, charged with disturbing the public peace, in Saint Mary-street, was imprisoned for one calendar month. Ann Anthony, who had been given to the charge of Mr. Stock- dale, by Joseph Fear, for stealing C2 10s. from his person, was dis- charged, complainant not appearing. George Dowdie, and George Smith, labourers, charged with steal- ing a shirt from the shop of Samuel Marks, Arcade, were committed to take their trial for the offence at the next general Quarter Sessions. James Avis, painter, of Yatchell's-buildings, Queen-street, who appeared to answer the charge of Ameliah Hash, was fined 10s. and costs. James Williams, who had been given to custody by Mr. Watson of the Three Horse Shoes, was fined os. and costs for being drunk. Mr. W. did not press the charge against him. Jane Brewer, for being drunk and disorderly in Lewis's-street, was fined 5s. and costs, and in default of payment to be put in the stocks. David Jones, mate of the Conway, charged with abusing Biddy Williams, was fined 10s. and costs, and in default of payment, one month's imprisonment, A large number of females were fined for drunkenness and disor- derly conduct.
NEATH. PETTY SESSIONS, SEPTEMBER I.-(Before H. J. Grant, Ilowel Gwyn, M.P., and Griffith Llewellyn, Esqrs.).—Marg ret Jen- kins was charged with assaulting Bridget Casey. Case dis- missed with costs. John Bees, mason, Neath, was charged by James Davies, Aberavon, with the non-payment of wages. Ad- journed for a week.——Daniel Thomas was charged by P.C. W Rees with siealing a quantity of flannel. Remanded for a week, to afford the police an opportunity of finding all the owners. --This being the licensing day for public-houses, there were not any fresh applications for licenses, nor any refused to the old houses. Ti-rr, 41 LA Seirena" iron barque, built by the Neath Abbey Iron Co., for Messrs. Bath, Eaton, & Co., Swansea, and intended to trade between Chili and Swansea, sailed from Neath, for Co- quimbo, on Saturday last, laden with fire-bricks, clay, coke, &c. She was accompanied for a short distance by the Bristol steam- packet, with a party on board to witness her departure. HOWEL GWYN, Esq., M.P., was on Wednes ay elected an alderman for this town in the room of Benjamin Howell, Esq., deceased. A warm contest is expected to take place for the office of town councillor, vacated by Mr. Gwyn being appointed Al- derman. The candidates are Mr. Mathew Whittington, auction- eer, &c., and Mr. James French, surgeon. The election will take place on Thursday the 14th instant. THE works connected with the South Wales railway through the town of Neath arj carried on with much activity. Mr. Kirkhouse is making great progress with the bridges and road. A great number of the permanent rails are arriving from Cardiff rellularlv, "6\.4.(U.J.).
■■ SWANSEA. As the Laurina," Wenlock, master, was on the passage from Watchet to Swansea last week, the crew were not a little astonished at an object of very unusual appearance, swimming in the sea, upwards of a mile from the Foreland. On a nearer approach they found it to be a stag, which, after some trouble, they succeeded in capturing. It is a fine specimen of the red deer species, apparently about two years of age, and which had probably escaped from some park on the Devonshire coast. The animal wa's purchased by Mr. Edward Thomas, shipbroker, and is now in the Gloucester Arms stables. I. SINGULAR OCCURRENCE ON BOARD THE RHODERIC DHU.— On Friday last, as the pilot was about leaving this vessel, as she was weighing anchor, it was discovered that some person had secreted himself in the forecastle of the vessel, where the spars, old ropes, &c., are kept. The man-for man it was- was soon hoisted upon deck, and on examination it was found that he had been an inmate of the ship for several days, although to that time undiscovered by any one. He was im- mediately supplied with wholesome provision, to which he did ample justice, and having cleaned himself a little, was sent by -Capt. Jobson to shore in the pilot boat. We have heard that he is a deserter from some regiment stationed either in or near Swansea, and for whom a party- has been on the search for several days. SWANSEA. HARBOUR.—The usual monthly meeting of the Swansea Harbour Trustees was held at the town-hall on Mon- day last. A long conversation took place in reference to the arrears due to the trustees by several traders on account of dues, some portion of which appeared to be disputed. No re- solution was agreed to on the subject. The chairman directed the attention of the trust to the large expense annually incur- red in employing a professional man in drawing up the bonds entered into between the trustees and the lessee of the harbour dues. This expense was saved by all the public companies with which he ever had anything to do, as the clerks usually transacted the whole of the business. As the contract entered into each year was precisely similar in form, the more expe- dient plan would be to keep printed forms, which the clerks could fill up. The expense of stamps would likewise be save d, as the bonds might be drawn up on plain paper, and in case it would be necessary to use them in any legal proceedings, they might be stamped on payment of a small fine.—A resolution concurring in this suggestion was agreed to. The Chairman read a letter from the Admiralty acknowledging the receipt of the memorial forwarded some time since by the trustees, direct- ing the attefiltionof the board to the injurious effect to the Mumbles roadstead, resulting from the quarrying operations carried on between the sounds. This official document inti- mated that the subje t should receive due consideration by the authorities at the Admiralty.^ A conversation ensued in refer- ence to this subject. It appeared that Sir E. Belcher, accom- panied by Mr. Hall and Capt. Edwards, visited the spot in the course of the .association week, and although Sir E. Belcher had njt been sent down officially, yet it seemed that the Admiralty had requested that gentleman to visit the spot, as he was al- ready attending the meeting of the British Association at Swansea. From the conversation which took place between various members of the trust, it would appear that Sir E. Belcher did not entertain the same opinion as to the injurious effects of the quarrying operations as some of the trustees ap- peared to hold; at the same, time he thought it would prove injurious to the roadstra 1 provided the quarrying was not con- fined within certain limit-i—After thJ transaction of some routine business, the consideration of Mr. Hall's report in ri ference to clearing the river before Mr. Dillwvn's wharf at the Pottery, with various other matters, the meeting separated.— Swansea Ilerald. MISCONDUCT oil A POLICEMAN.—On Friday last, Benjamin Lloyd, who was appointed a policeman of this borough about a month since, was charged before the police committee, with being in a state of inebriety while on duty on the previous Tuesday night. It appeared that the officer conducted himself in a highly indecorous manner towards the landlady of a public- house on the Strand. The husband on interfering was taken into custody by him, on a charge of drunkenness, wherea.s the sergeant on duty said that Lloyd was in that state himself. The latter was therefore suspended by Dr. Bird and Mr. Aubrey, the magistrates who presided on Wednesday, and he was dismissed tap force by the police committee on Friday. -7 Herald. 1
NEWPORT. THE JEWS.—A public meeting was held at the Hope chapel, on Wednesday evening, the 30th ult., to advocate the claims of the Jews. The meeting was well attended, and was throughout highly interesting and instructive. Pointed and telling ad- dresses were delivered by the liev. Messrs. Cohen and Jaffe, and other gentlemen. MORAVIAN Alissio.Ns.-A sermon was preached on Thursday evening, the 31st ult., at the Tabernacle chapel, in behalf of the Moravian Missions, by the Rev. Edwin Hartland, minister of Aldermanbury Postern chapel, London.
MELANCHOLY AND FATAL ACCIDENT. On Monday morning, at ten o'clock, a coroner's inquest was held at the Wheelwright Arms, Maindec, before William Brewer, Esq., on the body of William Jenkins, a Welshman of this neigh- bourhood, who met with his death under these circumstances. After a very intelligent and respectable jury had been sworn, and the body viewed, William Abbletts was called and sworn :—I live at Christchurch. I am a wood-cutter by trade. I was employed on Saturday to mow hay on the lairoak Farm; there were with me Lewis Duffill (Mr. Young's foreman) first mower, Charles Morgan (prisoner) second, Thomas Davis, third, William Jenkins (de- ceased) fourth, and self fifth. I was mowing there all day; ht worked together all day very amicably. It wanted ten minutes to six o'clock in the evening when William' Jenkins (deceased) went up to prisoner (Charles Morgan) and caught hold of the end of the handle of his scythe and said to him, Now Charles, if you are a man for me turn out;" with that, prisoner turned round and cut his leg. There had been some words between prisoner and deceased. I saw deceased take off his shirt before he went up to challenge him. I did not give any heed to what they said when they quarrelled, therefore I cannot say what it was about. We had drunk about a gallon of ale a-piece that day. I was net- druck. We brought to the field in the morning about thirtv quarts we drunk a cup of cider a-piece from the jar of cider left, the night before we came to work about six in the morning. Deceased was not tipsy. Deceased and foreman had a quatn I about his mowing too fast. Foreman is a very good mower, i did not bear prisoner say, "let us be peaceable." Prisoner said as soon as he did it, "it is an accident," and after he had put his scythe in place, for it was bent with the blow, he went on with his work. I struck prisoner once after the accident. I did not send or fetch any more cider that evening. Deceased let go the scythe before he struck. He was standing behind prisoner. Prisoner stopped, and made a blow at deceased. It could not have been done accidentally. Lewis Duffill next sworn: I am a wood-cutter, and live at Carleon. I was mowing in Mr. Young's fields with Clmrk6 Morgan, Thos. Davies, Wm. Jenkins, and Wm. Abbletts; we were all very agreeable till just at the time the accident hap* pened. We drunk about a gallon a-piece. We were not drunk. Deceased found fault with me for going on too far without whetting my scythes.. Charles Morgan then said, don't talk about fighting, show us the colour of your rind (skin)." Pri- soner said something to him, and went on with his work for about ten minutes we did not whet from the time I spokr; to the time I heard the blow. I did not see it, they were a Fml or two behind me. Deceased cried out-I mean screamed —t turned round and saw him on the ground. Prisoner put his scythe in place, whetted it, and went on with his work. I rau for my master, who was at the top of the field. I did not he r deceased say anything, only groaning deceased had his off when he was on the ground, but he had it on when h-Ws working he wanted to fight me before he went to challenge prisoner. I did not hear prisoner say he was sorrv prisoner Is a good mower. It might cause an accident to touch the haii-14P of the scythe, and I believe it was an accident that occasioned his death. Thos. Davis, sworn: I live at Malpas. I am a woodcutter; I was mowing on Saturday with Lewis Duffill, Chas. Wm. Jenkins, and Wm. Abbletts in a field on the Fairoak farm. We mowed together very agreeably until late in the evening; I do not know what o'clock it was. Wm. Jenkins had some words with the foreman (Lewis Duffill) about whet- ting his scythe. My place was behind prisoner, and deceased was behind me. Prisoner said to deceased. if you are any sort of a man, turn out and show your rind." Deceased ask d foreman to fight before prisoner said that. As prisoner was mowing, I saw deceased in the place where he was mowing-, and I heard deceased say, "Tom, I am ruined for ever," and fell down. Prisoner did not mow any grass that stroke; de- ceased was naked. The least touch on the handle of the scvthll will rise it off the grass, and of course cause the scythe to turn round further than it would have done otherwise. I did not see prisoner go on with his work after the accident. I HrD for the doctor, by Mr. Young's orders, who had arrived by this time. We were not very drunk. Prisoner was alwavs a quiet man if deceased touched the handle of the srvthe. T am sure it must have caused the accident. ,I Mr. John Young, timber merchant, &c., Newport, was next called, and sworn: I was called from the top of the field by the haymakers. I saw Lewis Duffill running towards me to ask me to come down. T saw that they had worked very badly I saw the man on the ground, but I thought he was stunned m a quarrel, or something of the kind but he said the man was dying, and I then ran down. There was but very little blood running from the wound. I got two of the men to tie up tb wound, and immediately sent for the doctor. I did not H,fØ. prisoner work after I came down, nor straighten his scythe and it is my opinion that it was done by deceased touching prisoner's scythe. I heard prisoner say several times, "I did not do it designedly." Dr. Stack was next sworn I was called on Saturday last, about half-past five o'clock, to a field on the Fairoak farm, (u see William Jenkins, whom I was told was dying, from the cut of a scythe. I got there, and found him dead. I hare come to the conclusion that he died from the scythe's cutting through an artery. Most of the men were very drunk pri- soner was the only one who was not drunk. lie then said th„ r he was confident that it was done accidentally, and gave hi. reasons for believing so. The jury then retired for about 20 minutes, and returned a verdict of accidental death, from a cut of the scythe of Cha Morgan, caused by the deceased imprudently interfering with the said Chas. Morgan in his work." ° MONMOUTH FAIR.—There were last Monday in this fair many dealers in cattle, horses, &c., but purchases were neither gre#t or numerous. There was here but a small stock of cattle, for which rather high prices were asked a fair supply of horses';>nd several draught horses sold well; a great number of fat shrp. but few sold pigs scarce and dear, yet not much called for. FATAL ACCIDENT.-As a child, from four to five years old the son of Mr. Richardson, manager of the gas-works, at Mon- mouth, was playing in the yard attached to that establishment he struck one of the iron gas pipes that had been placed hori- zontally against a wall, which caused it to roll pgainst him aji& throw him prostrate on the ground. When .in this oositiou anotner pipe, of about 150 lb. weight, followed, and, striking him on the head, fractured his skull. Though the skin was not torn, yet it appears that the blow did beat in a portion of t'h<1' skull bone so as to cause it to press on the brain, for the ehiI4 remained almost entirely insensible from the time he received the accident until he expired on the next day. A coroner's ijs- quest was held on his bodv last Saturday, when X j £ v ■ £ turned a verdict of "Accidental death."
„. MEHTIIYR unaerstma that Ed»- D»v,e,, Ksq„ the <M,„, Cyfarthta Iron Works, extracted a stone from H e bladder ofa boy aged 4 £ years, lately and, as the parent had rune childreL Mr. Davies made ro c^rge whatever. The little fellow who K J thus been relieved, is quite recovered. TREDEGAR.- We trust the temperance cause in this town is reviving. That it has been very flourishing some years ago, none can doubt; but it has been silent for some time- it has been working beneath the surface—and we firmly be- lieve that there are many who have been convinced of the truth of its principles, but, yet, because of something better kaown to themselves than to others, have shrunk from openly avowing it. We trust that a change is about taking place, and that the temperance banner here will soon float triumphantly in the breeze of public opinion. On Thurs- day, Aug. 31st, we were visited by Mr. Lomax, of Manches- ter. He delivered an address to a very crowded audience at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel. The number of ei"! atnrts '< we obtained was 1Ft "Toil is delightfnl, because l)hilau.. thropic and successful."
glint, but of Dissent against itself. The remarks we now offer upon this very interesting question shall be founded upon what sqelts to us to be the facts of the case we take our brief from the marrow of the whole bone of contention; and our summing- up shall, as far in us lies, be impartial— "Nothing extenuate, nor aught set down in malice." The Normal College was conceived and born in Dissent. Its rearing, and all the provisions made for its growth and man- hood, know nothing of alloy with any principle, but the prin- ciple of Nonconformity. The large amount of gold, and the persevering activity of those who have really laboured .in the cause, have been free-will offerings to the same active prin- ciple. Take away the assertion of Nonconformity from the proceedings, and their life and being are destroyed—they then mean nothing. The object narest the heart of every sound Dissenter is not only the maintenance, but also the promulga- tion of Dissent. The Dissenter who hesitates upon this point has yet to found his principles but he who does not only hesitate in the onward original course, but is now striving to steer a course the very opposite, has most assuredly already for his guidance motives moulded in other schools than those of Dissent. Though the warfare be in the body," we cannot .admit it to be a difference amongst Dissenters. The dissentients "Fe not Dissenters. Dissent is nothing, or it is something. If it be nothing, then, indeed, most disgraceful has been the part played by a large body of men in this country, from Wy- oliffe down to Pye Smith but if it be something, let us see what that something is. It is something, certainly, whether men do or d-.j iiit acknowledge human authority supreme in the Church; whether or no infallibility be ascribed to all general Coun -i's prior to that of Trent; whether or no Epis- copacy be scriptural; whether or no there be such a thing as Apostolic succession. These several things, we must confess, taken singly, constitute a something; therefore, a forti ori, they are so, taken, collectively. It is upon this something .that the intelligent and upright Nonconformist rests his vase. It is this something that must remain for ever a barrier between him and the Anglican Church. But what lias all this to do with the question at issue in the present position of "The Normal College?" The resolution is easy, according to the gentlemen who have favoured the public lately w".th their notions; and, it would seem to be, that it has nothing to do with it; then we maintain it as an evident corollary, that there is nothing in Dissent. Upon this dilemma we place the dissentients from the present wording of the trust deed. Nonconformity, though it be a negative expression, asserts a positive principle though it be passive in form, it is a rive in sigaiibatbn. It is not a sufficient compliance with the demands of Nonconformity, that notions, fundamentally opposed to those of Dissent, be not allowed a place; but it is farther necessary and imperative that every Nonconformist do strive and struggle, by all lawful means, "in season and out of season," at all times and places, with all ages, and above all with the young, to sow the seeds of those truths for the main- tenance of which the Lollards laid down lives the Puritans pushed their efforts to a successful, though but a temporary triumph; and Protestant Dissenters are now struggling. Schools and Churches ara inseparable. What the School"of Alex- andria Was in the time of Origen in the relation to that Church, our National Schools are now in reference to the Church, of Eagland; but what no schools can possibly be, in reference to Disseliz, if Dissent is not to be openly and boldly taught in them. The question now in dispute is that in re- ference to the clause which prohibits, now and for ever, the acceptance of State money for the purposes of this Normal College—a formed expression, in short, of one of the funda- mentals 9f Dissent; therefore, clearly, those who now quarrel with it are, at the least, a mixed breed. But it is somewhat amus- ing to see how they want to deal with the question. Remove the harrier, say they; we of course will not forsake our colours, so long as we get provided with ammunition in equal abundance with our foes. But then, we think, rather than have recourse to -such mere cudgels as answered good purposes in Puritanical hands iyf oil, we should not be prevented, if we like, from joining the ranksW our foes, and merge the old quarrel in our enjoyments of "loave" and fishes." Now, with every deference to the gentle- men who argue thus, we must say that no perceptible difference exists between taking the grant at once, and saying we will take it token we want it. It is a pitiful and palpable subterfuge. It is a prostration of the principle of Nonconformity, A State school is the eldest daughter of a State Church-a conscientious repudi- ation of the one must exteud to the other. Our reasoning applies to thQ principle involved; but all the recent discussions that we have seen put forth by the dissentients, appiy to the question as one of mere expediency, as to whether the building at Uplands will be maintained commercially; Let the Dissenters—those that are really Dissenters—not be seduced by the Mammon of ,uarightvuusness." If they get not money for a College, they may get enough for a School. It will do their cause no harm to tie weeded of the many who would prefer outward ostentation to the pursuance of the course necessary to keep still alive the deeds done by sterling minds for the cause of truth, from the time of the third Edward to the Reformation—from the Reformation to the Restoration, and from that period to this. Our stand here has been, the essential antagonism of Nonconformity and Anglican- ism. From hence we have surveyed this question, and see clearly that the Normal College must be a Dissenting College, and there- fore can have no part or parcel with the State for the State, in this sense, is only another name for the State Religion.