WORK. BY CHARLES SWAIN. Attend, O Man, Uplift the banner of thy kind, Advance the ministry of mind, The mountain height is free to climb, Toil on—MAN'S heritage is time Toil on Work on and win Life without work is unenjoyed; The happiest are the best employed!— Work moves and moulds the mightiest birth, And grasps the destinies of earth I Work on! Work sows the seed; Even the roc7; may yield its floiver,- No lot so hard, but human power, Exerted to one end and aim, May conquer fate, and capture fame I Press on! Press onward still: In nature's centre lives the fire That slow, though Sure, doth yet aspire; Through fathom's deep of mould and clay 1 t slJlits the rocks that bar its way I Press on If Nature then Lay tame beneath her weight of earth, When would her hidden fire know birth ? Thus Man, through granite Fate, must find The path-the upward path-of Jliud I Work on! Pause not in fear; Preach no desponding, servile view,- Whate'er thou wiil's't thy WILY, may do Strengthen each manly nerve to bend Truth's bow, and bid it's shaft ascend! Toil on Be firm of heart; By fusion of unnumber'd yeais A Continent its vastness rears A drop, 'tis said, through flint will wear; Toil oil, and Nature's conquest share 1 Toil on Within thySelf Bright morn, and noon, and night succeed Power, feeling, passion, thought, and deed; Harmonious beauty prompts thy breast,- Tilings angels love, and God hath blest! Work on! Work on and win! Shall light from Nature's depths arise, And thou, whose mind can grasp the skies, Sit down with fate, and idly rail ?— No onward Let the Truth prevail! Work on t
<0toijigs. NEWSPAPER RATIO N.- T lie press sends forth in daily papers alone a printed surface, amounting in 12 months, to superficial feet. If to these are added all the p pers printed weekly and fortnightly in London and the pro- vinces, the whole amounts to 1,446,150,000 square feet of printed surface, which was in 1849 placed before the compre- hensive vision of John Bull. The area of a single morning p.-spc?—say The Times-is more than 19 square feet, or nearly five feet by four. Compared with an ordinary octavo volume, the quantity of matter daily issued, is equal to 300 pages. There are five morning papers whose superficies is nearly as tzreni, without supplements, which they seldom publish. A sixth is only half the size. We may reckon, therefore, that the constant craving of Londoners for news is published every morning with as much as would fill about 1,2C0 pages of an ordinary novel; or not less than five volumes. These acres t4 print sown broad-cast, produce a daily crop to suit every appetite and every taste. It has winged its way from every spot on the earth's surface, and at last settled down and ranged itself into intelligible meaning, made instinct with ink. Now it tells of a next-door neighbour; then of dwellers in the uttermost corners of the earth. The black side of this black and. white daily history consists of battle, murder, and sudden death of lightning and tempest; of plague, pestilence, and famine; of sedition, privy conspiracy, and rebellion of false doctrine, heresy, and schism; of all other crimes, casualties, unci falsities, which we are enjoined to pray to be defended from. The white side chronicles heroism, charitableness, high purpose, and lofty deeds it advocates the truest doctrines, and the practice of the most exalted virtue it records the spread of commerce, religion, and science it expresses the wisdom of the few sages and shows the ignorance of the neglected many —in fine, good and evil areas broadly defined or as inextricably mixed in the newspapers as they are over the great globe itself. Dickens' Household Words. WHY is a man in bed suffering from a severe attack of rheumatism, like a baker? -Because he makes twists and roils. "I WONDER how they make lucifer matches P" said a young lady to her husband, with whom she was always quarrelling. The process is very simple—I once made one," he answered. How did you manage it?" By leading you to church." A WOMAN offering to sign a deed. the judge asked her whe- ther her husband compelled her to sign ? lie compel me said the lady, "No, nor twenty like him." THE DTJICE OF WELLINGTON AND HIS WATERLOO BREECHES •—A remarkable story has been in circulation in private circles for some days past which, we think, is too good to be lost to the general public," particularly as it numbers among its dramatis personce no less personages than Fielct Marshal his Grace the Commander-in-Chief, the Metropolitan Bishop, and an accomplished authoress. It is only necessary to mention the name of Mrs. Loudon, to call to the reader's memory the clever writings of that lady on horticulture. She was lately in the neighbourhood of Strathfieldsaye, and being anxious to visit spots remarkable for fine specimens of the vegetable world, she wrote to the duke, conveying her desire to see some beeches," for which the gardens of his Grace were -edehrated. The letter was duly delivered, and the duke, raising his glasses and glancing at the contents, his eye caught hastily the signature of the note, C. J. Loudon," and he at onco came to the conclusion that it came from Charles James, Bishop of London, more particularly as the handwriting bore a close resemblance to that of the right rev. prelate. But whilst there was nothing remarkable in the fact of a note from a bishop, the object of it did raise his Grace's most especial wonder, for that same rapid glance which had converted an amiable lady into a bishop, metamorphosed the majestic beeches of Strathfieldsaye into the nether garments of their illustrious owner; in fact the note ran thus that C. J. Loudon" (the ordinary laconic mode in which Charles James, Bishop of London, sums up his honours and dignities) was desirous of viewing the Duke of Wellington's breeches." How the Duke looked as he eyed the note, is not our province to picture, but with his usual despatch, and thinking that the request applied to the Waterloo inexpressibles, and that they might be wanted for artistic purposes, he directed his valet to look out the article, and forward it in a polite form to his lordship. The packet arrived at the bishop's, and the amaze- ment with which the prelate received with P. M. the Duke ot Wellington's corn pliments," his Waterloo breeches," may possibly be conceived. But the ludicrous was soon changed into painful, as the idea flashed through the mind of the bishop that all was not quite right" with the great veteran, and to S five the painful doubt his lordship started off to the premier to make Lord John a party to the present he had received. N ow it happened that after the parcel had been despatched the Duke was struck by a similar thought as to the mental 'state of the right rev. prelate, and he, too, thought it his duty to report to the premier the probable state of one of the church militant. His Grace arrived quite apropos. The bishop was with the premier, Lord John was pondering over the mysteries of the breeches, when up rode the noble owner of them. How he arid the bishop looked at each other is again one of those matters in which the imagination of the pencil must come to the duty of the pen. But the climax of the scene was the letter, the source from whence all the mischief had arose, was produced, conned over, and at length rightly interpreted, C. J. Loudon was substituted for the Bishop of London, the beeches of Str-citlifieldsaye for the Duke's breeches, and to sum up, Mrs. Loudon received by return of post a polite compliance with her request. We have given the above facts as they have been related in different quarters as authentic.- Weekly i'ispatch. A PRETTY PICKLE.—A good lady, who had two children s with the measles, wrote to a friend for the best remedy. ller friend had just received a note from another lady, in- quiring the way to make certain pickles. In the confusion, the lady who inquired about the pickles received the remedy for the measles, while the anxious mother of the sick children read with horror the following Scal(I them three or four times in very hot vinegar, sprinkle them well with salt, and in a few days they will be cured." CALIFORNIA, is described by Senator Seward, of New York, -is I, the youthful Queen of the Pacific, in the robes of freedom gorgeously inlaid with gold."
(TERAL JTAS- ACTS OF PARLIAMENT.—Only twenty-three public Acts have been passed in the present session, up to Monday, commencing on the 31st of January last-a period of more than four months. IN the House of Lords, a few nights since, Loid Brougham said he remembered a case wherein Lord Eldon referred it in suc- cession to the three chief courts below to decide what a particular document was. The Court of King's Bench decided that it was a lease in fee; the Common Pleas, that it was a lease in tail; the Exchequer, that it was a lease for years; whereupon Lord Eldon, when it came back to him, decided for himself, that it was no lease at all'' (laughter). EXTRAORDINARY LEGAL PROCEEDINGS. No fewer than 28,000 persons have been summoned by the Glasgow Water Company fur non-payment of their water-rates. THE IRON WORKS OF SCOTLAND.—There are four great iron- fields in Scotland, says the North British Mail, containing 28 works, and 135 furnaces, which were in blast in July, 1849. The most northerly field lies on both sides of the Forth, and contains 5 works and 15 furnaces—Devon 1, Forth 5, Lochgelly 2, Kinneil 4, Carron 3. The largest is that of Clydesdale, con- taining 15 works and 85 furnaces—Garscube 1, Govan 5, Clyde 7, Gartsherrie 16, Smnmerlee 6, Dundyvan 9, Shotts 4, Castle- hill 2, Chapel 3, Langloan 6. The most westerly ticld is that in the north of Ayrshire, containing 4 works and 22 furnaces- Kilbirine 9, Blair 6, Kilwinning 3, Portland 4. The motit south- erly field lies on the borders of the shires of Ayr, Lanark, and Dumfries, containing 4 works and 13 furnaces—Lugar 4, Ual- mellington 2, Muirkirk 3 Nithsdale 3. LORD BROUGHAM ON THIS EpsOM RACK COURSE.—The Sun- day Times says Amongst the celebrated characters we eucountered on strolling along the course, was Lord Brougham, with his pocket-handkerchief full of knick-knacks that he had knocked over playing at cockshy.' His lordship, when we saw him, was explaining to Col. Sibthorp the scientific principles of a I Jack -iii-ttie-box,' which the gallant Colonel swore was the image of Lord John Russell." A MRS. LYNN, acting by her guardian, has obtained a divorce from her husband, on the ground of harsh conduct and oppro- brious language, The Arches Court has allotted to her nearly one- half of his proved income. WE understand, says the Scottish Press, that intimation of an officiol character has been received, stating the intention of Prince Albert to visit Fort George, oil the occasion of his visit to Scot- land, this summer. It is expected that his Royal Highness will inspect the fine regiment (Prince Albert's Own) uow quartered there, about the end of August. A MINISTER KNOCKING HIMSELF OUT OF HIS OWN PULPIT. —A Sabbath or two ago, in a small church not a hundred miles from the Solway, a young preacher of herculean ability, physical and mental, was approaching the climax of one of his Roman bursts of eloquence, when the front of the pulpit, which had for half all hour been treated most cruelly, suddenly gave way, and the earnest and striking preacher (to the great consternation of the audience, and the still greater horror of the precentor) was pitched headlong halfway up the area of the church. The preacher escaped with a few slight bruises, but the poor pre- centor, we are sorry to state, was severely injured. Good hopes however, are now.entertained of his recovery.—Dumfries Courier% SURGICAL OPERATION UPON A LEOPARD.—The chetah or hunt- ing leopard, recently presented to the Zoological Society by the Pasha of Egypt, having accidentally broken one of its legs during its gambols in the cage in which it is confined, amputation of the limb was decided on, and the operation was skilfully per- formed on Monday last by Professor Simmonds, of the Veteri- nary College, Camden-town. Previous to undergoing the opera- tion the animal was made to inhale chloroform by applying to its mouth and nostrits a sponge moistened with that liquid and fastened to the end of a stick. Its dislike to this part of the pro- cess was very loudly expressed it, however, soon fell under the influence of the chloroform, which evidently rendered it totally insensible to suffering, as it lay perfectly motionless and quiet during the operation and until its removal from the operating table, and placed on some clean hay in its den, when it speedily revived and moved about on its remaining three legs as though nothing had occurred. M. THIERS.—Shortly after the House of Lords had met on Thursday week, M. Thiers entered by one of the Peers' doors near the throne, accompanied by Sir Edward Ellis. The French ex-Minister seemed to be in high health and spirits, and main- tained an animated conversation with several peers and com- moners who joined him. Lord Pahnerston, who appeared to have been apprised of the presence of the French statesman, entered hastily, and after a cordial greeting on both sides, they remained in lively conversation for some minutes. Presently Lord Brougham made his way down to the throne, and after him the Marquis of Lansdowne, both of whom shook hands with M. Thiers with the utmost apparent heartiness. The historian of the Consulate and the Empire" remained only for a short time in the House, but during his brief stay he appeared to have eyes for every member present and every feature of their lordships' noble hall. THE COAT, TRADE AND THIt EXIIIBlTION OF 1851.-The coal trade of Northumberland and Durham will not be behindhand in contributions to the Grand Exhibition of the Works of Industry in 1851. It is proposed that there shall be sent up :-I. Map ot the coal district, showing the extent and outcrop of the different coal-beds, together with the faults and other remarkable interrup- tions. Scale, l: inches to the rnile.-2. Section of the coal-fields from and to given points, north and south, and a similar section from east to west. Horizontal scale, 4 inches to a ii-iile vertical scale, 150 feet to an inch.—3. Models in pieces, showing the structure of a given portion of the coal field.—4. Synopsis of the coal seams, in explanation of the map and sections, comprising sections at various points of the coal fieId,-5. Statements of the extent and duration of the coal field at the present rate of vend.—6. Fossils.—7. Working plan of colliery, exhibiting the system of working and ventilating of coal mines in this district. -8. Model, showing ventilation.—9. Treatise on the cause of ex- plosions.—10. Specimens of various strata, properly arranged.— 11. Material, &c., employed in coal mining models of machinery, underground railways, engine shafts, &c., safety lamps, loading machinery, drops, &c., &c. LONGEVITY IN LEEDS.—A correspondent says A brick maker, named John Kirk, died at Buslingthorp, Leeds, on Tues- day last, at the advanced age of 103 years. He had been a re- sident in Leeds for 87 years, having come to that town from Derbyshire in 1763 to make bricks for the building now used as the Leeds General Infirmary. His health was good up to within two months of his death lie could see to read without spectacles, and could walk without the assistance of a stick. CONSIDERABLE surprise was excited last week by the rapidity of a passage from St. Petersburg, performed by the Emperor steamer, which arrived at Hull in four days and three-quarters, the common time being about eight days. POTATO SPlItIT.-A vessel, arrived in the Thames from Stettin, has brought the large quantity of 225 puncheons of potato spirit, consigned, and also 135 casks of potato flour, the produce and manufacture of Prussia. LAST week Geo. Smyth, Matthew Somers, and Dr. O'Donnell, Chartist prisoners in Kirkdale gaol, were discharged by order of the Government under securities to keep the peace. SUMMER CIRCUITS OF THE JUDGES, 1850.-NOI1.TH WALES AND CHESTER.—Judge, Mr. Baron Rolfe.—Newtown, Tuesday, July 16 Dolgelly, Friday, July 19 Caernarvon, Tuesday, July 2. Beaumaris, Thursday, July 25 Ruthin, Monday, July 29 Mold, Friday, August 1; Chester and City, Monday, August 5. SOUTH WALES AND CHESTER.—Judge, Mr. Baron Parke, who will join. Mr. Baron Rolfe, at Chester.—Cardiff, Tuesday, July 9 Carmarthen, Saturday, July 13; Haverfordwest and Town, Friday, July-19 Cardigan, Tuesday, July 23; Brecon, Friday, July 26 Presteign, Wednesday, July 31 Chester and City, Monday, Augusts. VACATION Jui)GL.iNir. Justice Alaule will remain in town as the vacation judge. ATTEMPT TO BURN A LADY.—Information has just been given to the police of Exeter, by Sir George Adam, Bart., of an attempt to take away the life of a lady, and at the same time burn down her house. It appears, from the statement of Sir George Adam, that Lady Kircudbright, who has for some time past been residing in the vicinity of Exeter, was awakened out of her sleep on Thursday night last, in consequence of expe- riencing a soffocating smell of tobacco, and almost immediately afterwards she heard sundry small explosions, resembling crackers. Having called out to know if any person was in the room, and receiving no answer, she again went to sleep, and in the morning, when the servants came to call her ladyship, they found that the door had been screwed to the side posts, and that all ingress or egress were thereby cut off. As soon as the doors had been unscrewed, and the rooms examined, it was-discovered that some miscreant had placed some hay under Lady Kircud- bright's door, and had afterwards forced under a lighted cigar, having previously fastened down the door, so that in the event of the house taking fire, her ladyship must most inevitably have been burned to death. .■'■"■
CALLDIFF TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of this Council WHS held on Saturday last. Ilis Worship, upon taking the chair, said, that this meeting had been convened by himself at the request of their highly esteemed Town Clerk, Mr. Richards. Tiie objects for which the Council had this day been called together was for the pur- pose of considering the report of the General Board of Health, on a preliminary inquiry, into the drainage, and supply of water, and sanitary condition of the town of Cardiff; and, also, to consider the provisions of a bill, now pending in the House of Lords, to supply with water the town and port of Cardiff, and for passing any orders respecting the bill, which may be considered necessary and expedient. THE WATERWORKS' BILL. Walter Coffin, Esq., who entered the room during tha reading of the notice by the Mayor, begged to be allowed a few moment* to regain breath, he having hurried greatly to reach the Council chamber in time. Having recovered himself, he said that the notice which had just been read called the attention of the Town Council to two important subjects—the one, the Report of Mr. liammell, the Inspector to the General Board of Health, and the other, respecting the supply of water to the town. With regard to Air. ltaininell's report, he thought they must all agree that the document was an excellent one, and stated in clear and lucid language the necessities and requirements oi their town with regard to drainage. However, he thought it was hardly necessary, at the present time, to propose to the Council any resolution respecting it; but with regard to tin- other portion of their business to day, that demanded imme- diate attention, as the bill, with reference to the Water Works, had now been read a first time in the House of Lords. If the obeyed the mode laid down by Mr. liammell the whole duties of supplying the town with water would devolve upon tin Town (Jouncilt; and, therefore, it was highly expedient that they should enter upon those duties with their hands as un- fettered as possible, and also take care that in their discre- tionary powers of supplying the water they should be able to continue those duties with as much freedom as if the bill had not passed. There were several circumstances attending th, bill which certainly forced themselves upon their most serious consideration. In the first place this Bill would, as it at pre- sent stood, to the end of time bind that tov-n for the supply of water under the General Act of the Health of Towns' Bill, and certainly they would be able to see that they did not im- pose exorbitant rates, but, as regarded the quality of the water, they must jtake whatever they chose to give them. Ht had been informed that the water which it was proposed they should have would be hard and it w,, s only natural to sup- pose that it would be so, having to run through limestone, and being situated at the top of Leckworth Hill. It was also pro- posed to pump up water from the sources of the river Eiy, which would then flow together, and would cause a stream sufficiently strong to reach the summit of the highest house in Cardiff. The subject with regard to hard and soft water was an important one, for it had been estimated, by the use of the latter element, a saving of L5,000 was effected annually in London, and one-third the consumption in tea was also saved. How far this could be borne out he did not know, but it was quite clear that if they allowed themselves to be bound by the bill as it, at present stood, then what Mr. liammell had said with regard to having a supply of pure wate; would depend entirely upon chance. lIe believed, from th, little attention he had paid to the subject, that they had and could procure for themselves pure water, and what he par- ticularly wished the Council to do with regard to the bill was, to get a clause inserted to enable the Town Council of Cardifl to get water for themselves, if they thought proper so to do at a future time. Mr. Coffin then called upon Mr. Richards to read the petition, praying for what that gentleman advocated. The Town Clerk said that before he did so many of the Council might like to know how they stood with reference to the bill. Under the Public Health Act, the Local Board of Health, which would be themselves, had power, with the con- sent of the General Board of Health, of purchasing, taking on lease, hiring, constructing, and laving down such water works as they thought right. But it also said that before they (the Council) could construct or lay down any such within the limits of which no water works company had been established, the local board should give in writing to such company the ex- tent to which water works were required, and that they should not construct, if they felt inclined to supply them from their own Act. Consequently, if the present bill passed into law, before any provisional order was made respecting it, they could not construct without first applying to the Water Works Company. The Mayor said the position was a very harassing one. Mr. Williams had been very active in doing his best'for the interest of the town with regard to the bill. One clause in the bill he (the Mayor) very much disliked it was that the houses were to be charged at their actual, and not at their rateable, value; so that there would be a great deal of inquisitorial proceeding to arrive at the amount of rent they actually paid. They all saw the necessity of having the Health of Towns Act, and he (the Mayor) thought its benefits should not be curtailed by any acts of the Water Works Company. Mr. Coffin said that, in reference to the bill, he understood that there was to be such a clause as the one they were now speaking of inserted but, instead of it, they had put in one which gave the Council, in point of fact, nothing whatever. The clause having been read, Mr, Coffin continued they had all that by the general act, so, as he had said before, the Council had been given nothing at all. He thought this rendered the grounds still stronger for an application to the House of Lords. The means now adopted was evidently one to get money, and lie did not see that it was at all right. The Mayor thought that water might be raised by steam power, from the sources of the river 1 aff, at much reduced rates. Mr. Coffin did not think it would be expedient to go into the details of the matter on the present occasion, but would be much better if they only placed themselves in a position to stand on a proper footing with regard to the Health of Towns Bill. What he wished was that they should be entirely un- fettered but if they let slip the present opportunity, which was the last they would have, they would enter upon their sanitary duties with their hands tied, which should be perfectly free. The Mayor, in reference to Mr. Rammell's report, said that gentleman had expressed himself in the following terms re- specting the supply of water to their town -III see no reason why Cardiff should not be supplied with water as cheaply as Nottingham, Preston, and other towns that might be named, where the houses occupied by the poorer classes have this vehicle for the removal of filth, laid on without stint, on pay- ment of a rate, amounting to about Id. per week each; or why its dwellings of similar character should not be efficiently drained—as it has been shown in other instances they may be, -for a like weekly charge. I may add, too—having seen the evident facilities presented by the extensive tract of marsh land on the cast side of the town for sewage irrigation—that such an application of the liquid refuse ought, in my view, to consti- tute a main feature of the plan of drainage to be carried out." z, The Town Clerk having read the petition referred to, the prayer of which was that the bill might not pass into a law as it now stood, I Mr. Coffin moved that it be received and adopted, and that the corporate seal of the borough be attached to it, and that it be sent to the House of Lords. Capt. Morgan seconded the proposition, which was carried. Mr. James Lewis said that he had been surprised from what 7 he had heard from the worthy alderman, and he took the re- flection as much upon himself that they, as a Council, had not been more watchful and vigilant of their own interests in the town of Cardiff, but should have allowed so important a mea- sure as the one now before them to have originated with strangers. He also thought they ought to have been more vigilant in watching the bill's progress through the House of Commons. He hoped—and the time had now almost arrived — that they would lose nothing, but, in the most energetic manner, do all they could to watch the interests of Cardiff, and procure for its inhabitants a good supply of that necessary element— water, at as moderate a price as possible. He did not think that committees had always the best way of doing things aright and from the very aide remarks which had fallen from lÜr. Coffin he (Mr. L.) had been induced, and he was sure the Council would join him, to ask that gentleman for his further attention upon the subject; and he did hope that. when the petition was presented a watchful consideration of it would be taken and he also hoped that he was not asking too much of Alderman Coffin by requesting that gentleman to bestow further acts of kindness towards them. That he had been accustomed to parliamentary forms he (Mr. L.) full well knew and all he would ask was that Mr. Aklerman Collin give his best assist- ance in watching the progress of tli(,- bill. The Town Clerk here referred to a letter received from Mr. Williams, who, lie said, had been appointed by the Commis- sioners to look after the bill in the House of Commons. The objections which he (Mr. Williams) made were not attended to, and he found it necessary, on behalf of the body he repve- sented, to oppose the bill. In electing Mr, Williams it was also considered expedient to connect the Mayor with him. Mr. Richards then stated the reasons all which the petition had been drawn up. Mr. David Lewis seconded the proposition. The Mayor said the motion of Mr. James Lewis's was an important one, for he was sure the gentlpmau referred lo, Would serve them more than ever by acquiesing in the propo- sition. It was not only his great knowledge of the forms of Parliamentary proceedings they valued, but, also, the great weight he would carry both in and out of the House. He (the Mayor) would also suggest that Mr. Richards be requested to act with him. There was a valued friend i;i the House of Lords—Lord J. Stuart—who had evinced great kindness, and taken a personal interest in every thing concerning the town. Such a proceeding would, he (the Mayor) was sure, ensure a )eiieficilil result, and he hoped the gentlemen of the Council would agree in supporting his suggestion. Mr. J. Lewis said that when he took the liberty of observ- ing the importance of having the valuable assistance of Mr. Udennan CoHin, he did not loose sight of the advantage which rheir Town Clerk would also be to them in the matter. He thought that as Mr. Williams and the Mayor had been ap- pointed by the Street Commissioners although they (the Council) did not mix their business with that of the Commis- sioners—yet he thought the Council should have some one dso to watch their interests, and the interests of the town, and low especially, when they considered that the present Water Vorks Company came to this town for the purpose of making i good investment, by which they might reap a future advan- ige. It was his conviction that the Council should spare no. expense or trouble in looking well after them. Before he sat iown, he would ask the worthy alderman if he thought he hould have time for attending to the wish of the Council ? Mr. Coffin said that the remarks which he had heard could mrdly apply to himseif; nor could he believe that the ser- ices he should afford would be—[We lost the remainder of the entenee by cries of "Yes yes 1" lIe was now come to a ime which rendered him not so fond of going to London as he lad formerly been—he alluded to the opening of the Taff Vale lailway. However, with regard to the present business, lie vould do all he could for the best. (Hear, hear, and clieers.) Che subject was one of great importance, but, nevertheless, lie Loped that both Mr. Richards and himself would be saved the rouble of going to London, and that the House of Lords vould see the necessity of at once complying with their me- morial. Before sitting down, he would call the attention of re Council to a petition to be presented to, the Board of [ealth, asking them for their assistance in the matter. Mr. 'oflin then moved that it be adopted and presented in the proper form. Mr. Tredwyn having seconded the proposition, it was carried unanimously. THE HEALTH OF TOWNS' ACT. The Mayor said that, in this town there were many un- iealthy buildings, and, in consequence of the high price for cots )1' dwellings, many working men existed in filth. What h& vanted to know was, -whether, in the Health of Towns Act he corporation would have any power in such matters • some aid they would not. In short, could any power be taken into xercise by this bill to prevent building such places, and to emove, at a proper valuation, those that now existed. Mr. Coffin thought that, when the law came into operation n this town, they would have it in their own power to regulate he construction of the buildings, and to use means for the nprovement of the town in instances where they thought proper. ° The Mayor Is that clear ? I understand such is not the case. 1 he Town Clerk There is a doubt about it. Mr. Coffin I have understood so. At all events, it was mstomary to introduce a number of new clauses, and, if the uggestion was made, they would no doubt introduce it. Mr. Richards advised that a letter should be written to the iJoard of Health, which was agreed to. THE MARKET. The Mayor was requested to inquire of the man who rented :he market why it was not kept in a wholesome state. The present condition of it was of that filthy nature that the meat brought there for sale actually suffered by it. It was left to the Town Clerk to write the tenant a letter upon the matter. THE TOWN DUES. The Mayor referred to the late appointment of W. Peak, Esq., who had been elected comptroller of customs in the place of Mr. Daw—resigned; and alluded to a letter which had been iddressed to the council soliciting his appointment as collector of the town dues. Mr. Daw had received five per cent. upon the whole sum, which amounted to between £1,000 and £ 1 200. He hesitated not in saying that Mr. Peak was a very fit' and proper person to receive the money. On the motion of Mr. Coffin, seconded by Mr. Pride, Mr. Peak was unanimously elected. TIIE GO LATE" PROPERTY. Mr. D. Lewis said he should like to know who belonged to the Go late property." Was it or was it not the corporation r If such was the case why were not the rents demanded. He knew a man who occupied a greater portion of it, and he had told him (Mr. Lewis) that he had not been asked for his rent for the last nine months. The property was also, in a very delapidated state, and the stables were hardly fit to keep horses in. If the corporation would put it in a proper state he knew a person who would take it by the year of them, and would be a good tenant. The Mayor said the same matter had been mooted before, and it then turned out that the Pendarren Company were the parties hound to repair it. Besides, if he mistook not, their lease had expired. After some conversation upon the subject, it was decided to send for Mr. Lloyd, who could state to the Council their posi- tion with regard to the property. Upon his arrival that gen- tleman said they were waiting for the Pendarren Company to put it into a proper state of repair. Mr. Coffin thought that necessary steps should be taken by the corporation to get the repairs effected, and also to get the property handed over. A motion tu that effect was then put and seconded by Mr. Tredwyn. The Town Clerk was then directed to write to the Pendarren Company upon the subject. THE LATE IMPORTATION OF IRISH. Lieut. Darnford coming into the room, the Mayor said, that an Irish captain had this week been fined by the magistrates in consequence of his having brought over to this town sixty- eight passengers, without having the slightest accommodation whatever for them. The vessel was filled with oats. Lieut. Darnford said that the accommodation for the poor creatures was even worse than what would be met with on board a slaver. If the weather had come on boisterous and heavy, and they had been compelled to have gone below, there was no doubt they would all have perished. He had been round to the various coal merchants and requested them not to supply such vessels with coal, and the request had been complied with. Mr. Coffin's opinion was that they had better put the l.iw in. force in such instances, and not apply to anybody. Lieut. Darnford said that such a proceeding was rather a difficult one, for in* this case, if he (the captain) had had three less on board the magistrates could not have fined him. The Mayor corrected Lieut. Darnford, and said that the overplus was larger than stated by that gentleman. Lieut. Darnford Well, if such had beon. the case, the fine would not have been much. Mr. Coffin I am willing in the matter. Mr. Darnford then left the room, and the council separated.
TIIE WELSH Ciiureii.-The following petition has been in course of signature in [he principality To the honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom, in Parliament assembled, the humble petition of the undersigned parishoners of Treuieirchien, in the county of Flint, North Wales, — Showelh, that your petitioners deeply deplore the alienation of the great majority of the Welsh people from the communion of the Established Church. That the Welsh being the native language of the great majority of the population, and the dignified clergy, being, almost without an exception, Englishmen, and totally unacquainted with the native idiom, the ecclesiastical ceremonies of confirming children consecrating churches, and other ministerial functions, when per- formed in an unknown tongue, only serve to make religion a mockery in the eyes of the nmjorily of the people. That your petitioners cannot refrain from expressing their conviction that had the same system, viz.:—that of appointing bishops other dignitaries, ignorant of the language of the country, to the ex- clusion of native qualified candidates, been pursued in England, the church would have been found as inefficient in that portion of the empire, as the overwhelming prevalence of dissent proves i*, to have been in Wales. That while your petitioners admit the excellence of the private character of many former Eogli.-h bishops in Wales, as well as of those who now preside over the four Welsh sees, they would beg earnestly to impress upon your honourable House, that there is no hope fur the revival 01 the Church in the principality, so lung as practices so detrimental to the eternal interests of the people, as the violation of the 24th. article, the systematic discouragement of the Welsh language, the perversion of Church funds, the exclusion of the native clergy from a!l higher offices, and the preference given to Englishmen, ignorant of the language, are thus fatally persevered lIJ. That your petitioners, therefore, humbly pray your honourable house, to take such measures as will, fi-olli henceforth, preclude the ap- pointment of any parties not thoroughly conversant with the- larigu-ige, ''o ecclesiastical ofiicea in Wales.—And your petitioner* will ever pr y, &c."