THE CAMBRIAN INSTITUTION FOR THE DEAF AND DUMB. On Thursday, at twelve in the morning, a meeting was held in the To with ail, at which the Dean of Llandaff presided, to listen to an address from Mr. Rhinds, the Principal of the Cambrian Institu- tion for the Deaf and Dumb, at Aberystwyth. The meeting was but thinly attended, but those who were present were evidently Biucli i ntcrcstccl. After an introductory address from the dean, in which he dwelt vpry strongly on the desirableness of removing the institution to Swansea, as much more convenient for South Wales than Aberyst- Mr RHIND came forward and said he believed- they were all aware of the object of their meeting together, which was to form an Auxiliary in aid of the Cambrian Institution for the education ot the deaf and dumb, established at Aberystwyth He felt sincere pleasure in being able to inform them that since he had left home on the 1st of May, he had succeeded in establishing fourteen auxi- liaries (hear, hear), and before he returned he had to form seven more He would first endeavour to exhibit a true picture of the deaf and dumb in their uneducated state, he would then show the method of instructing them, and for that purpose lie had brought with him two pupils from the institution; and, thirdly, he would prove by numerous instances that the instruction given had attained the desired end, namely, their happiness and welfare here, and the hopes of happiness hereafter (hear, hear). I he extent of deafness and consequent dumbness was enormous, and fai exceeded the amount thought by most persons. The reason persons were dumb was because they were deaf, as if they could hear they would be able to speak, the organs of articulation being all perfect. It would probably be scarcely credited, but it was an ascertained fact, that there were no less than 15,000 of those unfortunate human beings in the United Kingdom alone, while m Europe there were, altogether, the immense number of 140,000, and but a little more than the twentieth part of those were inmates of Deaf and Dumb Asvlums. In Wales there were upwards of 600 deaf and dumb; and in the county of Cardigan alone it appeared from inquiries made at the close of 1846, by Mr. Hugh Owen that there was no less than forty-three deaf and dumb persons, and since that return had been made, other cases had been discovered. Those cases were thus distributed,—in one family, five deaf and dumb, in two other families, four in each, in one other family, three, in four other families, two in each, and in nineteen other families, one in each. Three children, all girls, of one of the families m which were four deaf and dumb, were inmates of the Cambrian Institution, and the other, who was a boy, would be admitted as soon as Je was of a proper age. Mr. Rhind then read a very interesting extract from the North British Review, depicting the state of deaf and dumb in their original condition. It was true that in their natural condition they had a language peculiar to themselves, by^wh eh thev expressed their wants by signs, but this was very insufficient, as before they received a proper systematic education at an asylum, they had no idea of God, that they had a soul, or that there was a future state of rewards and punishments. Mr. Rhind traced the origin and progress of the methods taken to educate tne deaf and dumb. In the year 1792 the first public institution was founded in England since which time fifteen others had been established. The teachers commenced the education of the children by imitation, and writing was the first thing they were put to, and this was taught after the usual plan—first by straight strokes, then by hooks and so on after the ordinary method. The method by which the alpha- bet was taught was by writing the letter A on the board, and then making the signs on the fingers it would, of course, be no use to tell them what the letter was, as they could not hear; after two or three'letters had been taught, the next were proceeded with, and so on through the alphabet. When they were perfect in the alphabet they were taught to articulate, and this was done by feeling, as they could not hear any sound. The teacher would make a sound in the throat and put the pupil's finger to the throat, by which means he would feel a kind of vibration, and after a little practice he would be able to make the same sound. They were not taught to o-ive the names of the letters, but the sound merely; as many -words in the English ulpli&bct liuxl no sound of their own, und many were not called according to their sounds. One of the pupils, an exceedingly intelligent lad, who had only been in the institution three months, was then produced, and Mr. Rhind illustrated the system hl a very oleasing manner. As soon as the lad placed his finger on Mr. Rli iiid's throat, when he was producing for instance a guttural sound, he immediately made the same sound, very dis- tinctly and in this way went through the whole of a long lesson, very much to the satisfaction of the assembly. The other lad, who had been in the institution about eighteen months, was not taught to articulate, as in his infancy lie was affected with Saint Vitus's dance, which had impaired his organs of articu- lation, and it had been considered advisable not to teach him. Mr. Rhind then continued, stating that in some asylums articula- tion was not taught, but he placed very great importance in it. As a proof that the deaf and dumb could be educated, Mr. Rhind produced the oldest pupil, who readily and without the least hesita- tion wrote down the name of any article which was shown him, with -Lu,, orthographical perfection, and also wrote its distinguishing quality, such, for instance, as a watch, which was described as gold or silver, as the case might be. Other articles were noted down with equal accuracy, and the irregular plurals were written quite correctly. When the boy came to the institution he knew nothing whatevei, pufhad now learned the vocabularies of nouns, the genders, num- bers and their irregular formations, and he was now learning ad- jectives. To prove that the system answered the desired end, Mr. llhind produced some very well executed original drawings from models, some specimens of books, wholly printed by the boys at the Yorkshire institution; and stated that some masters preferred hav- ing deaf and dumb boys as apprentices, for the reason, as they stated, that they did not idle, as there was no talking going on. The accuracy and intelligence of the lads were very pleasing, and the auditory seemed highly delighted at the interesting exhibition. Teprove that it answered the desired end in preparing them for ..another world, Mr. Rhind read a very intelligent and pious letter, ritteu by a pupil in the Asylum at Dublin, who, with great sub- mission to the Divine will, wrote to one of her friends, saying, I am not sorry that I am deaf and dumb, for God made me so." There were other expressions in the letter which clearly proved that the child was acquainted with the leading principles of the Christian religion. He also mentioned, as a proof that the deaf and dumb could be educated so as to become useful subjects, the fact of a gen- tleman called to the bar by the benchers of the Middle Temple, and who now successfully practised as an advising barrister. In London also there was a place of worship for the deaf and dumb, and another in Glasgow, in which all the religious services were conducted by the deaf and dumb. The London Asylum was founded in 1792, and at first only six pupils were instructed, but now there were 300. The Ulster Institution, at Belfast, was established in 1831, and two years after it had only eight pupils, and those day scholars. In 1840 he (Mr. It.) took the management of it, and a house was then built for the accommodation of boarders. In 1837 there were only three auxiliaries formed, and only two boarders accommo- dated; but in 1847, when he left it, there had been ninety-five auxi- liaries formed, which contributed the large sum of £1,063. When he ^vent round in Ireland to form the auxiliaries, he was always accom- panied by a clergyman who assisted him ycry materially in explaining the objectsof the society, and he had felt the difficulty on this occasion, not having the asslstallce of a person who possessed the art of ora- tory. The committee at Aberystwyth, however, offered to appoint a paid agent, but he objected to it, as it necessarily increased the expenses he had therefore determined on bringing the two pupils with him; and on that occasion he was not there to advocate the cause, but to state facts and let them work their own way (cheers). Ho mentioned the success of the Belfast Institution, to show that public interest in behalf of those institutions did not decline, but increase. As a proof of which he need only state in addition that in 1845 the Belfast Society erected a new building which cost £10,000, the expense of which had nearly all been paid off', and thev found that the money thus raised did not in the least interfere with the amount of the annual subscriptions that in itself was a proof what could be done with the aid of auxiliaries (hear, hear), and he hoped the same success would attend the efforts now made to extend the usefulness of the Cambrian Institution (hoar, hear). It was right he should state that though Aberystwyth was chosen as the location for the institution entirely on account of its central position for North and South Wales, yet he felt sure that if a more desirable town could be found as the place for the institution, the committee would take the matter into due consideration. At pre- sent there were eleven pupils receiving instruction at the institution, and when their means increased they would be in a condition to admit more. He could state several instances in which the finger of providence was strongly marked in their behalf; one, however, would be sufficient, and it was the following-Two months ago, the whole sum they had in the treasurer's hands was 6s. 8d., auxili- aries were proposed as a likely means to increase the funds, but the question arose where could the money be obtained to pay the neces- sary expenses ? One member of the committee proposed to borrow it, but eventually it was decided to wait until the next meeting; in the mean time a meeting of the members of the Cambrian Literary Institution was held in the metropolis, who, without knowing the state of their funds, subscribed above £ 7, a Methodist Welsh con- gregation also subscribed above E7; some visitors to the insti- tution at Aberystwyth were so impressed with its utility, that they gave handsome donations, so that at the next meeting of the com- mittee there was in hand the sum of £ 22. He was glad to say, that since he had left home he had held most encouraging meetings. An auxiliary committee was then appointed in aid of the Cam- brian Institution, to consist of every annual subscriber of a guinea. The following officers were chosen —President, the Lord Bishop of Llandaff; Vice President, the Dean of Llandaff; Treasurer, An- drew Miller, Esq. Secretary, Robert Daw, Esq. Amongst other donations announced by Mr. Rhind was one from the dean of ten guineas; C. Williams, Esq., one guinea; A. Mil- ler, Esq., one guinea; Robert Daw, Esq., a guinea. Some collect- ing cards were distributed, and we understand it was intimated that the list of subscribers would be left open till the 30th of June. A vote of thanks was then passed to the dean for his able conduct in the chair, and the meeting separated. POLICE,'—MONDAY, MAY 2S.F Before R. L. Reocc, and H. Lewis, Ksqrs.] ARSAVT.T.—Nance t?. Audibort.—Complainant charged defendant with assaulting him on Tuesday last, in Mr. Oven's oftipe, sliipbroker,'■Bute-street, by striking him a backhanded blow in the face. The defendant owned having- put his hand on Audibert's shoulder to get him out of the office. W. Davis substantiated Mr. Nance's statement; and their worships after hearing Audibert's defence dismissed the case, George Halt and ilritt were charged with being1 drunk and fighting. Dismissed. Surah Coleman obtained a summons for Mr. John Williams, Running Camp, t or balance of wages and detention of her box. James Tachett was charged, with haying had a pint of ale from D. Francis, Whitmore-lane, without paying for it. After hearing the case, it appeared that complainant drew the ale after proper hours, and defendant obtained the change for 10s. without giving Francis the half-sovereign. The case was dismissed. TUESDAY, MAY 29.—[Before R. L. Recce, and H. Lewis, Esqrs.] Mr. C. Vachell applied for the opinion of the bench on a case of gross in- humanity, which had occurred in Stanley-street, where a man named Cabe had put a woman who was very ill out into the public-street. Mr. Vachell said she was dead or dying. The bench could suggest no remedy, but stated if death were at all accelerated by the circumstance, a jury would probably return a verdict of manslaughter. William Dunn v. John M'Dowell and Patrick Kelly, for an assault on Saturday night, in a house kept by James Couyhlen, in Vachells-court, whereby he had a severe kick in his right eye and also on his head. It is not yet certain if he will not lose the use of the eye. William Dunn, sworn: On Saturday night week, about 10 o'clock, I came to town and went to my lodgings in Vachells-court. I went to the lower part of the town and had some beer, I returned in about an hour. Twomencame in and had half a-gallon of ale, of which I took my share. Before it was all drank, the defendants came in; about one o'clock I went to bed, and after- wards heard a row. I got up and came downstairs. IremonstratNl with the parties for making a row. I was pulled down and kicked, M'Dowell kicked me in the eye. Another man not in custody kicked me in the side of the head, and I became insensible. It came out in the cross-examination that there were a number of persons present, and that a man named Fynn was beaten. Mary Couyhlen was sworn, but it appeared her evidence was not worth taking. James Couyhlen, swore that all the parties kicked the defendant. Owen Sweeny, was called for the defendant, and Mr. Bird, of Cowbridge, addressed the bench on the same behalf. Fined 9,3 each, or two months' imprisonment. Guiseppe Sangvinetti and Nicholo Gasparini were brought up on the charge of conveying spirits without having been duty paid. The evidence has been given before, when they were remanded. The offence was considered proved, and they were sentenced to pay £ 100 each, or imprisoned till paid. Ellen, wife of Patrick Williams, was charge with stealing some brown holland and a child's frock, the property of T. Williams, Wharton-street, on Tuesday last. Committed for trial. Thomas John appeared to answer the complaint of Mr. Stoeicdale, for placing a quantity of dung in Mellicent-strcet, thereby causing a nuisance. Dismissed on payment of costs.
MERTHYR. COEDYCYMMEII SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVEIISARY was celebrated on Sunday last. The schools of the Church, Independents, Bap- tists, and Calvinistic Methodists met at two p.m., and having formed themselves into a procession went up High-street, singing appropri- ate hymns. Having arrived on the hill, where such meetings are usually held, Mr. Henry Thomas, cooper, and superintendent of Ebenezer Sunday-school, was unanimously voted to the eight feet square stone to preside. He opened the proceedings in a neat but brief address, and called on the Rev. W. Williams to engage in prayer. He then called on Mr. John Davies,. Carmel Baptist Sunday-school, to address the meeting, which he did on the superi- ority of the Holy Bible, the Book of the Sunday-school over all other books. The Rev. W. Moses, minister of Tabor chapel, then dilated at some length on the duty of parents, not only to send their offspring to these noble institutions, but also to attend themselves. Mr. Philip Jones, as representative of the Church Sunday-school, next addressed the meeting on subjects bearing intimately on the objects of the meeting, and one of the elders of the Calvinistic Methodist Sunday-school was called upon to conclude with prayer, thus giving a part of the public work to each denomination, as is the case every year. The number in the procession amounted to 873, and hundreds lined the streets as spectators. The day proved remarkably fine, and the whole proceedings were highly interesting. The meeting separated in time for the evening meetings. CHOLERA.—It is a fact, which cannot be concealed, that the cholera has at length visited this town. Several cases, which have proved fatal, have already taken place, and it is to be feared that owing to the unhealthy state of some parts of the town, and the want of proper nourishment, that many more will fall victims. We strongly recommend white washing on a large scale, and the esta- blishing of a board of health, without delay. [Since writing the above, we have been informed twenty-two persons have been attacked and to fourteen it has proved fatal. This is a fearful commentary on the prospectus report the other day.] TEETOTALISM.—On Whit-Monday the teetotallers of this town formed themselves into a procession, and went through the principal streets, accompanied by the Beaufort brass band. The public meet- ing was held at the Market-square, when the Rev. J. Morris was voted to the chair, and addresses were delivered by Messrs. D. Edwards, John Edwards, and J. Jones, Llangollen, to a large con- course of people, in English and Welsh. Some of the remarks made were very appropriate, and had a tendency to do much good. At five, Mr. Lomax was met at the railway station, three cheers were given for him, and the band struck up. Another meeting was held at the square, when Mr. Lomax delivered, we are informed, a "magnificent address." [We are told that Sir John and Lady Charlotte Guest also arrived by the five o'clock train, and that no cheers were given for them. If the tectotallcaders observed them, we think they were wrong in not paying them that respect due to their station in life and if .some of Sir John Guest's votes have not given general satisfaction, surely Lady Charlotte richly deserves to be well received, if it were only for the exertions she made to esta- blish evening schools at Dowlais and Merthyr.] A PUBLIC MEETING was held at the Market-square, on Thurs- day evening, for the purpose of petitioning Parliament for the Extension of the Suffrage to the unenfranchised classes. We trust next week we shall be able to give full particulars. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at Plymouth Iron Works, on the 24th of May, before J. Morgan, Esq., deputy-coroner, on view of the body of David Richards, aged thirteen, who died on the 22nd, from injuries sustained by the falling of a cistern upon him. Verdict, "Accidental Death." POljICF.l'mDAY, MAY 25.—[Before IVm. Thomas, Esq.] A WARNING TO VISITORS AT THE CELLARS.—Eleanor London was committed for trial at the sessions for robbing £,1 and three half-crown pieces from the person of Benjamin Thomas, of Gavaelon, near Abergavenny, on Thursday. It appeared that the complainant was perambulating near the cellars, when he met with the defendant, who persuaded him to accompany her to one of the huts, and he had the gratification of losing the sum stated above.' MONDAY, MAY2S.—[Before II.A. Bruce, Esq.] Margaret Davis was charged w ith robbing Jane Thomas, of the sum of Li 58. The ease was remanded till Wednesday. Thomas James was charged with assaulting Thomas Richards. Fined zCl. He was charged also with assaulting police constable Thomas Griffiths. Fined E I for this charge also, and for want of cash to pay he was committed to prison for one month. Vincent Haga, for assaulting police constable Morgan Griffiths. Fined jEl and in default of payment he was committed for one week. James May her was fined;Cl for assaulting police constable Johnson, which he paid. Edward Meredith and Thomas Magnes were fined £5 each for being drunk and incapable of taking care of themselves. Stephen Keate was fined 10s. and costs for assaulting John Williams. David Thomas was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions for stealing clothes from the Mile Knd beer-house.
BRIDGEND. ON Monday last a large number of the good folks of Bridgend enjoyed a sea side trip. It is an annual custom with the scholars of the different schools in that town to delight in such rustic sport, and this year the festivities were kept up in prime style, not only by the young but by the old also. The banks on the Ogmore side were lined with visitors, and dancing was carried on with vigour in the open air, to witness which was a cheering sight. All seemed happy and elevated for the time above the cares of the world. The sons of toil are worthy guests of pleasure, and we heartily wish those who were so happy on this occasion may live to enjoy many similar excursions.—Swansea Hera Id,
MAESTEG. ECONOMY.—Some time ago Mr. James Collins, Pen-y-brithdir, had sown in his garden in; the above place, amongst other seeds, kidney-beans. In the course of a few days a fowl of J. C.'s went to overlook the garden, supposing something might be there for her amusement. The kidney-beans were the object of her prey, and they were swallowed carefully one by one. Mrs. C. observing what had happened, in her righteous indignation, beheaded the poor hen. Upon opening the fowl, to the great astonishment of Mrs. C. and others, the beans were discovered, and nearly all of them not even bruised. They were again set in the same spot of ground, and are now coming up under a very favourable prospect.
PONTYPOOL THE UNITED COLLIERS AND MINERS' BENEFIT SOCIETY.—On E the 26th ult., the members of the said society celebrated their twenty-fourth anniversary. 198 members, after meeting at the White Lion, walked in procession to Trevethin church to attend Divine service. The Rev. Thomas Davies, A.M., incumbent of the parish, preached a most appropriate and impressive sermon from Rom. xiii. 11, which was listened to with attention. After the service they returned in the same order to partake of the dinner prepared for them by the worthy Mrs. and Mr. Walker. The Newport factory band was in attendance. CAVMTILLERY.—A WONDERFUL ESCAPE.—On the 25th ult., as the incline-plane belonging to the Coronation colliery was work- ing, the chain broke, leaving the carriage, which was loaded with four trams of coal, to run with a fearful velocity to the bottom. When the truck and trams came in contact with the strong wall at the bottom, by the tips, they broke to atoms, and the coal became dust from the tremendous crush.' Happily, there was nobody at the bottom at the time. In the up-going carriage there was a little lad, of about eleven years of age, named John Blacker, who had contrived to enter the tram to have a ride up unawares to the tip- pers; but this carriage stopped of a sudden, and thereby saved the life of the boy, who was very much alarmed at the terrible scene. ON Monday last, being Whit-Monday, most of the benefit socie- ties in this town held their anniversary, and as is customary on these occasions w alked in procession to some Dissenting or other place of worship, where suitable addresses were delivered to them, after which they returned to their respective places of meeting, where every provision had been made for their entertainment and comfort. ON Wednesday evening, May 23rd, Mr. O. Owen delivered a lecture on astronomy, at the British school-room. The lecturer commenced by referring to the early history of the science, which he said was known to some extent in the time of Abraham. He then gave a description of the various systems which had been adopted by the ancients, viz., the Ptolemaic, the Coperuicou, the Tychonic, and the Newtonion this was followed by an equally in- teresting description of the sun, his spots, eclipses, &c., the moon, and the nature of a lunar eclipse, as well as of all the other planets, both primary and secondary, connected with the solar system. The lecture was illustrated by twenty- eight beautifully illuminated dia- grams, which certainly were not inferior to any we have seen.
NEWPORT. THE CHOLERA is just beginning to spread alarm and terror here. Several deaths have occurred, but the Board of Health are doing all in their power to avert its progress. MONUMENT TO THE LATE SIR CHARLES MORGAN, BART.— J. Evans Thomas, Esq., the eminent sculptor, has written to the committee to say that the bronze statue of this venerable and bene- volent gentleman has been completed, that the casting has turned out most successfully, and the likeness is admirable. The pedestal is to come from Aberdeen, and will be conveyed to Newport by sea. It is expected that the statue will be placed in its position in August next. ON the 21st ult., the inhabitants of Brynmawr were thrown into great consternation by the sudden and awful death of Mr. Jones, printer who put an end to his existence by almost severing his head from his body with a razor. The death of his wife weighed on his mind so that he took to excessive drinking, which caused in- sanity. Jones was celebrated for his poetical abilities in the Welsh language, and he was generally esteemed throughout the neigh- bourhood. INQUEST.—On Saturday last, the 26th ult., an inquest- was held at the Commercial Inn, Pillgwenlly, before W. Brewer, Esq., deputy-coroner, on view of the body of Mr. George Witts, aged 28, a clerk at the Risca wharf, who, it appears, when on board a vessel in the Newport dock on Thursday, was accidentally struck by the jib-boom of a vessel, and fell down into the hold. He died early on the Friday morning following. Verdict, Accidental death." THE SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION.—The annual meeting of the union was held on Whit-Monday, the 28th ult., when the children of the different schools walked together in a procession to the new market where it had been arranged to hold the public meeting. The Rev. Thomas Gillman commenced the proceedings with prayer, and the Rev. Mr. Baiter delivered an appropriate address on the' necessity of a more diligent and anxious .solicitude for the conversion of Sunday scholars. When the services were over, the children, under the superintendence of their teachers, walked back to their respective places, where tea had been prepared for them. About 1,300 or 1,400 children formed the procession, not including the Ebenezer, Baptist, Temple, and Mill-street schools, the two former not being in the union. It was highly gratifying to see all the children neatly dressed, showing a remarkable distinction from those who were not members of any Sunday-school whatever. The various Sunday-schools belonging to the Church of England, in- cluding the schools from the workhouse and the barracks, also walked together, and numbered from 700 to 800. TRINITY INDEPENDENT CIIAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL, PILL- a WE:NLI,Y .-On Monday last, the children belonging to this school met in the chapel at one o'clock, from whence, after hearing a short address from the superintendent, and singing a hymn, they pro- ceeded to the Tabernacle chapel, to join the procession of the Sun- day School Union, of which the Trinity school forms a part. After leaving the new cattle market they walked through Pill, near to the side of the river Usk, where they sang The Angels' Song." Then returning to the school-room, they sang a hymn. They were then regaled with tea and plum-cake without limitation as to quantity. Having done justice to the good cheer provided, they sang the parting hymn, and dispersed, highly delighted with the afternoon's enjoyment. The children having left, the teachers and friends en- joyed themselves over the cup that cheers but not intoxicates. Tea being ended, and the table cleared, the Rev. J Thomas, the respected minister of the chapel, was unanimously invited to preside on the oc- casion. The company were delighted by hearing animating addresses by the chairman, Mr. Isaac Jones, Mr. Bowman, Mr. Oldridge, and Mr. Allen (the superintendent of the school), who was highly grati- fied by the appearance and conduct of the children on the above day. After the Missionary Hymn was sung, the meeting separated. The school has wonderfully increased within the last six months, numbering one hundred and eleven, with a goodly number of well qualified teachers. PEN MAIN.—On the 18th ult., the Rev. E. Hughes, the Indepen- dent minister, delivered a lecture on the social, moral, and reli- gious condition of the working class. Mr. Hughes understood his subject thoroughly, and gave great satisfaction to his hearers. The lecturer continued an hour and a half Mr. Hughes displayed a considerable amount of talent in showing the working classes to be the most beiic-ficial to the public. BEAUFORT IRON WORKS.—The following resolution was una- nimously agreed to at a public open-air meeting of the workmen of Beaufort. Monmouthshire :—" We, the miners, colliers, and work- men in general, tender to H. Bailey, Esq., proprietor of Beaufort iron-works, our warmest and unequivocal thanks for the spirit of sympathy he has so laudably displayed in giving us an advance of two shillings to the pound, in this the time of the working man's distress, and that when other iron-masters have refrained from so doing and we pray him to continue thus to sympathise, and we will endeavour to act towards him so as to give general satisfac- tion." — POLICE.—MONDAY, MAY 23.—[Before Thomas Hughes, Esq.] Elizabeth Marshal was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday night about 11 o'clock, in company with several others of ill-repute. The mayor said that she had been before the bench more than once before, and forgiven, but that she would now be fined 10s. and costs, and in default of payment to 14 days' imprisonment. He also wished it tobedistinetly under- stood that he would commit all similar characters brought before him. CAUTION TO BI:KK-SHOI> KEKPEKS.—Hannah Ion, landlady of the Plymouth Arms, Cross-street, a house of ill-fame, was charged with concealing a girl in her house when inquired after by her parents. Superintendent 'English proved her having been on the premises and of seeing her trying to escape over a wall in the back premises. The girl, whose name was Esther Talbot deposed that she was from Abercarne; had left home because she had quarrelled with her father, and that she was at the time in the house, and had been there several nights sleeping in company with two other girls who induced her to go there. She was fined jM. Frederick Bates, Laurence. Maodonald, and John Honneyman, who stated they were sililon., were chargcd with sleeping in (I *ifl'erent pei- oils' premises. Bates, a respectable looking lad, was an apprentice on beard the Wonder, which had just left for tlie West Indies, he deserted her because of bad treat- ment. Discharged. Macdonald, a dirty looking fellow, said he followed the sea.' lie was committed for one month, and Honncyman was discharged, but ordered to leave the town. IUchMd Jenkins, grocer, was charged with threatening to shoot William L. Cork. William Harford was charged with having allowed beer to be drunk on his premises 15 minutes to i- o'clock on Saturday evening the 3rd ult. He was defended by Mr. Owen, and the case having been proved agaiust him, he was ordered to pay £ 2 lis. 6d. Thomas Williams and Elijah Geler, were severally charged with assaulting Julia Scotland. The latter was finod 10s. and costs, or one month's impri- sonment, and Thomas Williams, was fined :!OH. and costs.
USK. MABRIAGK OF MISS WILLIAMS, OF LI.ANGIBY CASTLE.— This happy event was celebrated in this town and neighbourhood with great rejoicings. Triumphal arches were erected in several places, and various other expressions of joy were manifested by the inhabitants. Our space will not admit of a detailed account, of the proceedings- suffice it to state that everything passed oil' pleasantly, and all parties joined in wishing joy and happiness to the newly-wedded pair.
NARBERTII. AN auxiliary to the Cambrian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb has just been formed at this place. The Rev. William Lloyd, rec- tor, is president; John Griffiths, Esq., of Woodfield, is treasurer; Messrs. B. R. Thomas and John Lewis are secretaries; and a com- mittee is formed of members of different denominations. Several pounds have been subscribed, and from the well known business habits of its different officers we have every reason to exrseet future prosperity. LLANDOWROR.—On Monday week an accident, which proved j fatal, occurred to William Davies, a jockey. It appears that whilst forcing a colt belonging to Mr. Prosser, of Laughame Marsh, to cross a brook near this place, the girths broke. lie was thrown off with such violence as to cause instant death. An inquest was held .on the body on Wednesday, the 23rd ult., when a verdict of" Ac- cidental Death" was returned, The ueceatvd has left no family to lament 4 less. j
COWBRIDGE. ON Tuesday the annual commemoration took place at the gram- mar-school here, which was attended by most of the influential fami- lies in the neighbourhood. We understand the pupils acquitted themselves in a highly creditable manner. A TEA-PARTY took place at the Calvinistic Methodist chapel on Monday, which was very well attended. In the evening a lecture on Sabbath-schools and religious principles was delivered by Mr. Morgan, Cardiff.
SWANSEA- CONTINUATION OF THE INQUIRY UNDER THE HEALTH OF TOWNS' ACT. On Wednesday week, the inspector referred to the state of the various localities which he had visited on the preceding day. In reference to the application of the Health of Towns' Act to such places as Vivianton, Landore, Morriston, and Foxhole, he observed that, of course, there would be some difficulty in carrying out the measure, in consequence of the scattered state of the population. But there was one great advantage in the matter, and that was the disposition on the part of the people to keep themselves clean. The houses in Yivianton he found to be in a state that was in every wav desirable, in a district like that in which they were built. He found them well supplied with everything but water. From questions put to some of the people, he found that, amongst the poorest of them, there seemed a disposition on their part to be supplied with water, if they could get it for the sum of Id. or 2d. per week in addition to their present expenses. On Thursday the superintending inspector commenced by stating that he had now completed his inspection, having on the previous day visited the various courts and alleys of the town. It only re- mained for him to draw up his report to the central board, which would be printed and circulated at a cheap rate—he believed at 2d. each. The inhabitants would be allowed a month to peruse it. The in- spector here entered fully into the question of expense, hut owinj' to the length of the proceedings we can only give the gist of his ex- planations. With respect to supplying the town with water, his opinion was, that as the town was in a good position, and the hills being saturated with good soft water, that new water works could be constructed, supposing no works at present existed, fully adequate to supply the wants of this town, for the sum of £ 17,000. Now £ 17,000, if the town were required to raise that sum at five percent.. could be paid off, as the Act directed, by equal annual instalments, within the space of 30 years, at an annual charge of £ 1,000. Wi h regard to the sewerage, his opinion was, that the town could be wel L secured for £ 16,000. The annual payment required to meet this £ 16,000 he put down at £ 900. Then, in addition to this, they would have to consider the cost of the establishment necessary to "keen the thing going. This would be £ 4-40. A great sum for Swansea. but he thought it would be better to overstate the amount. Thev would perceive that the amounts mentioned would entail upon the place the aggregate sum, in the shape of an annual charge, of £ 2,4-00 for the period of thirty years. But there was some reduc- tion to be made. He apprehended that when the arrangement wa'. brought exclusively under the local board, there would be a saving of £ 100 a C.'I" effected by the consolidation of the officers. He also calculated, by having the ashes deposited in a proper manner, and in a convenient receptacle, that a saving in that respect would also be made, amounting to about E75. Altogether he thought a savii & might be made, with respect to what he had referred to, to the ex- tent of £ 2o0 in all, leaving the annual charge then to be made on the town to be £ 2,1.50. To defray this he believed a shilling rate would be sdticicnt. As to the rates which would fall upon the com- munity, there would be a water-rate on houses only. The sewe-rr,< e would be levied on houses and land alone, the land to be rated in u proportion of one-fourth to the houses. With reference to Morris- ton, he thought the expense of placing it under proper sanitary JT* gulations would not be very great; but it was better that expense should not be included in his present estimates. Havingtouched on the rates which affected the community, he referred to another rate —that which affected the owners of property—called the private improvement rate. Upon this point he had but very imperfect data, and thought that Swansea would not very materially'differ from Ken- dal and other towns as to the charges connected with laying down the pipes for proper drainage, &c. In referring to the condition of the houses at Swansea, lie found most of them to be in a very good state, and others in an indifferent state. But respecting the conycnience", he found Swansea, on the whole, particularly well supplied with privies, as compared with other towns. Some of the districts, how- ever, in the neighbourhood, he found to be in a most objectionable state. After a miscellaneous conversation, Mr. Edwards proposed a vote of thanks to the inspector, and the meeting was concluded. ON Monday last, being Whit-Monday, the children of the dif- ferent Sunday-schools in connexion with the Swansea Sunday School Union met together as usual at one of the larger chapels in the town, for the purpose of enjoying their anniversary. The usual practice of parading the town, so long a custom in Swansea, has this year been abolished, by nearly the unanimous voice of the fearer The chapel selected for this service was Mount Pleasant, where at half-past two in the afternoon, the scholars were assembled. Af,, r singing appropriate hymns and prayer, the Rev. Wm. Jones and Mr. Evan Davies, M.A., addressed the children and teachers in suitable terms. A feeling of melancholy was thrown upon the movements of the day, so far as the Mount Pleasant friends were eonccrned, by the intelligence received that morning of the death of the Rev. J. S. Hughes, the minister of that place, who died at Carm arthen. In the evening the children partook of tea and cake at their respective chapels.
CARDIGAN. MAn COACH ACCIDENT AND DEATH,—On Friday evejiing last, as the Cardigan and Carmarthen mail was on its route to Cardigan, when at Pontprengwyddon, about a quarter of a mile beyond N ew- eastle Emlyn, it upset. Among the inside passenger's was Mr. Morgan Jenkins, draper, of Cardigan, who, with his daughter, was returning from Carmarthen. On proceeding to extricate the pas- sengers Mr; Jenkins was found dead. He was subject to fits, and it is not impossible that the shock occasioned by the upsetting of the coach may have brought on a severe attack, which terminated thus fatally. On Monday an inquest was held before George Thomas, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury. After hearing evidence the jury came to the following verdict, which, as will be seen, srrardv. inculpates the driver Evans That the deceased, being a person subject to fits, accidentally died in consequence of the shock caused by the overturning of the Cardigan mail coach that there was a want of care in not using the drag on the hill on wli:eh the accident occurred; and that the evidence does not satisfy the jury that The coachman was at the time in a fit state to be entrusted with the lives of persons." MR. JAMES SMITH, of this town, solicitor, having been appointed, by James Bowen, Esq., one of her Majesty's coroners for the countv of Pembroke, to be his deputy, the Right Honourable the Lord Chancellor has been pleased to confirm the appointment, on the re- commendation of the magistrates acting for the upper division of the county. I)AY.-Tlie Sunday schools of the various denomina- tions walked to Lleehryd, Verwich, and Aberporth, and in the evening there was a tea party at the Hope chapel, when the Rev. Dan!. Dayies presided. Speeches were delivered upon the advan- tages of Sabbath schools by MY Thos. Lloyd, Rev. Mr. Hancock, Cardigan, and Rev. Mr. Ihomas, Cilvo>\ir the children were de- lighted with the entertainment.
CARMARTHEN. A NOYEL SPECIES op BALLAST.—On Sundav week an steamer landed about 400 poverty-stricken men, women, and chil- dren from the sister isle on the coast, near Milford. We learn that the captain of the vessel, before sailing from Waterford, being sh,, t of ballast, sent the crier round the city and offered to convey any parties free of charge to England, who might be willing to emigrate- 9 to the land of the Sassenagh. The result of this curious offer wa» a cargo of 400 human beings, who were thus metamorphosed into ballast. Throughout the week this town has been daily thronged with scores of these unhappy emigrants progressing towards Eng- land.— The Welshman. A UKSPECTABLE farmer, named Thomas Williams, residing at Elaengwin, in the parish of Llangendeim, fell over the quay while in a state of intoxication near the Waterloo last Saturday night, and was drowned. His body was found on Monday last near Rhy- dygors. He had £ 30 in his pocket.
HAVERFORDWEST. IN accordance with an annual custom, which has been observed here for a great many years, a public dinner, termed The Mayor's Dinner," was given at the Mariner's Hotel, Haverfordwest, on Monday last (being Whit-Monday). The chair was taken by .Jas. Owen, Esq., mayor, and the vice-chair by Wm. Walters Esq- ex-mayor. The gathering round the festive board was more nUll merous than on most former occasions, and included a great many of the gentlemen and tradesmen of the town, who took advantage of this opportunity of showing their esteem for a gentleman who as a private individual, as well as in his public character of etief magistrate of the town, has deservedly acquired general respect. Amongst the company present we noticed the following gentlemen: — Messrs. Wm. Owen, Geo. Parry, James Summers, J. M. Wil- liams, Joseph Marychuieh, Alcoek, Joseph Tombs, Malhew Whittow, Alfred Beynon, Thomas Hughes, John Phillips, Caci. Butler, H. P. Goode, W. T, Canton, Jas. James, Dank (Liver- pool), Thomas Madocks, Wm. Cozens, Joseph Potter, James Scowcroit, &c., See. Of the repast itself we can safely say it was of the most recherche description, including turtle soup, venison, and other edibles of every variety, which were washed down 8parkling champaign. Never did the worthy hostess (Mrs,, Wind- sor), whose catering capabilities are well known, acquit heraflf with greater credit to herself and satisfaction to her guests. The cloth being removed, the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were drank, then followed the toast of the evening, "The Mayor," which was drank with three times three. The healths of the lord-lieutenant of the town, the members for the town and county, with otfxy Iticaf toasts, succeeded, and the evening was spent in the most oofivxxtfkl manner. The company separated at a seasonable hour. v
NEATH. WHIT-MONDAY.— According to annual custom the Sunday-schools connected with different places of worship belonging to the Dissen- ters met in the market place, whence they proceeded as far as Neath bridge, each school being headed by the minister and teachers of the chapel they belonged to, the children joining in singing. When those connected with the Welsh schools returned to Zoar chapel, a meeting was held, at which the Rev. Philip Griffiths, of Alltwcu, presided, and wliich was addressed by the Revs. David Griffiths, Thomas James, Mathews, and Evans. In the evening also ad- dresses in connexion with the same objects were delivered at the Summerfield Independent chapel. The English portion of the schools attended at the English Baptist chapel, near Neath. Nearly 2,000 children attended at the market-place, who are in the habit "of attending Sunday-schools in places of worship in con- nexion with Dissenters in this town and neighbourhood walked in procession through the streets to Zoar, Summerfield, and the Eng- lish Baptist chapels, and were afterwards regaled with buns, &c. Between 400 and 500 children attended from the Calvinistie Me- thodist chapel alone, which completely falsifies the Government Commissioner's report, in which it is stated that he had only seen 50 children there. ABIUIBULAIS.—CUOLERA.—On Sunday two men aud one woman died at this place of cholera, and another on Monday, making alto- gether seven since the commencement of the week. There are not any fresh cases. MR. RHIND, the deputation from the Deaf and Dumb Institu- tion at Aberystwyth, attended a meeting at the town-hall here on Monday evening. R. P. Levson, Esq,, mayor, presided. A collec- tion was made ¡¡.t the close, MR. HENRY LAKE, mason, has taken a contract for making a culvert from the town under the canal to the river, five feet by three feet inside, for the purpose of drawing it-a desideratum much wanted., POLICE. IV.IDAY, MAY 25.-[Bcfore Oriffit new-ellyn, R. H. Miers, Robert Lindsay, and John Kowland, Ksqrs.] Thomas James was charged with not obeying an order of affiliation. lie was allowed a month to pay. Mr. Joseph, a sub-contractor on the railway, was charged by two of his workmen with the non-payment of wages. He was ordcied to par wrlh oogk.