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CONSECRATION OF GLYN TAFF CHURCII, NEWBRIDGE. On Tuesday last this pretty little Church was con- secrated by the Lord Bishop of Llandaff. It was licensed for public worship last year, shortly after its completion, but the consecration was delayed until an endowment should be provided for it. A large number of the Clergymen of Glamorgan- shire and Monmouthshire, having assembled at the Bridge-water Arm?, a little before 11 o'clock, they proceeded to the Cliureli, accotupinied by a consider- able assemblage of ladies and gentlemen, resident in the neighbourhood. Amongst the Clergymen present were the Rev. the Chancellor of the Diocese, (who we are glad to observe Was in somewhat better health than lately;) the Rev. Messrs. H. Lynch Blosse, Newcastle; J. C. Camp- bell, St. Nicholas; J. Davies, Dowlais; Thomas Edmondes, Cowbridge; James Evans, B.D.; Richard Evans, Llantrissent; Evans, Glyncorrwg; Lodo- wick Edwards; D. Ilanmer Griinth; D. H. Griffiths, Cadoxtou-juxta-Ncath; John Hughes; Edward Jen- kins; E. Jenkins, Dowlais; Owen Jenkins, Llandaft; Jenkins, Aberdare Charles H.Jenner, Wenvoe; T..Jones, Mynyddyslwyti E. Jones, Llanwonno; W Leigh, Eglwysillan; T. Lewis, Llandaff; W. Lister, Cardiff; J. Lloyd, Merthyr; J. W. Morgan, New- bridge; Wm. Morgan, Caerphilly; VV. L. Morgan, Coychurch; Thos. Morgaujy Llanwonno; Richard Prichard, B.D., Llavidaff; Edward Price, Gelligaer Will. R£>cs; H. H. Rickards, Michaelstonc-I-plt; I. Stacey, Cardiff; E. P. Thomas, Aberdare;G. Thomas, Llandaff Court; H. J. Thomas, Pentyrcb; William Thomas; J. M. Traherne, Coedriglan; R. T. Tyler, Llantrythid; David Williams, B.A., Panteague; J. Williams, Marcross; T. Williams, Merthyr; T. Williams, Peterston; &c., &c. Amongst the gentry present we observed, Captain Armstrong; Henry Bruce, Esq.; William Bruce, Esq.; Mr Davies; George Forrest, Esq., Navigation House; Rowland Fothergill, Esq.; Mr and Mrs Gibson MrGrover; John Homfray, Esq.; Mr Irvine; John Llewellyn, Esq- Abercarn; Colonel Morgan; Lewis Morgan, Esq., and Mrs Morgan, Havod; Mrs Morgan, Gelliwasted; J. Bruco Pryce, Esq., and family T. Powell, Esq, Gaer; Mr Powell, DowTais; Mr R. Reece; Major llichards; George Russell Esq., Merthyr; James Russell, Egqr, Merthyr; T. Thomas, Esq Penkerrig; Mr Vachell; Vaughan, Esq.; Mr Verity; Mr W. Watson; Mr Williams, Dutfryn Frwyd; Mr Williams, Hendredenny; Thomas R. Morse, Esq., &c., &c., &c. The Hon. W. Clive, M.P. was expected to attend, but was prevented by a particular engagement at Sir Watkin W Wynn's; and Sir B. Hall, Bart., was called away by the illness of his son at Rugby. Many other persons would have attended but for the adjourned Quarter Sessions at Cowbridge; where a very important public measure,the District Constables' Bill, was under discussion: and there unfortunately happened to be a large fair on the same day at Llan- trissent. The Bishop was received at the Western entrance by the Chancellor; E. Stephens, Esq., the Registrar; and others; and proceeded to the Communion table, where the petition for the Consecration of the Church was presented, and read by the Registrar. The petition set forth that the Parish of Eglwysillan is very extensive, and the population much increased by the various Tin and other works, which during the last few years have been established in the neigh- bourhood and that many of the inhabitants are de- tered from attending Divine Service in their Parish Church, on account of its distance from their respective places of residence; and also that the Parish Church does not contain sufficient accommodation for the whole population of the parish. The petition then went on to state that Sir Benjamin Hall had conveyed a piece of land to certain parties therein named, being part of a field called Caer gove, situate in the parish of Eglwysillan, to be devoted to ecclesiastical purposes for ever. That by the voluntary contributions of many pious and well disposed persons, and with a view to promote the interests 01 religion, and of the United Church of England and Ireland, a Church or Chapel had been buitt, ninety feet long, and forty wide, capa- ble of accommodating 1000 persons, and possessing every requisite for the celebration of Divine Service. The document further stated that the Hon. Robert Henry Clive, and John Bruce Pryce Esq., had most munificently and piously been pleased to give the sum of £ 400 for the endowment and perpetual support of the said chapel, and of the Minister thereof for the time being; and that the sum had been invested in the names of the Bishop and the Rev. and Worshipful William Bruce Knight, the Chancellor of the Diocese, in the funds, the interest thereof to be applied to the support of the minister. Tho petition therefore prayed his Lordship by virtue of his pastoral and epis- copal office to separate the Church aud the ground on which it is erected from all profane and common uses, and to dedicate the same to the honour and service of God, and assign it to be perpetually a Chapel of the said parish of Eglwysillan; and to dedicate and con- secrate the ground adjoining to be a cemetery or burial place. The petition was signed by the Rev. W. Leigh, Vicar of Eglwysillan; the Rev. J.W. Morgan, the newly appointed minister of the Church; Messrs C. S. Irvine, C. Verity, Evan Davis, Thomas New- man, Thomas Parker, F. Hambleton, &c., &c., &c. The Bishop having signified his readiness to conse- crate the church, his Lordship then, accompanied by the Chancellor and the clergymen present, proceeded from the east to the west end of the church, and back again, repeating alternately the 24th Psalm. Having come to the Lord's table, the Bishop, taking his seat in a chair ou the north side, the deed of con- veyance was presented by the Vicar. The Bishop then turning to the congregation, addressed them as follows:— Dearly beloved in the Lord, forasmuch as devout and holy men, as well under the Law as under the Gospel, moved either by the secret inspiration of the Blessed Spirit, or by the express command of God, or by their own reason and sense of the natural decency of things, have erected houses for the public Worship of God, and separated them from all profane and common uses, in order to fill men's minds with greater reverence for his glorious Majesty, and affect their hearts with more devotion and humility in his service; which pious works have been approved and graciously accepted by our Heavenly Father: Let us not doubt but ho will also graciously approve this our Glldly purpose of setting apart this place, it, a solemn manner, to the performance of the several offices of religious worship; and let us faithfully and devoutly beg his blessing on this our undertaking- The Bishop, kneeling down, said the following prayer:— u 0 Eternal God, mighty in power, and of majesty incomprehensible, whom the Heaven of Heavens can- not contain, much less the walls of temples made with hands, and who yet has been graciously pleased to promise thy especial presence in whatever place even two or three of thy faithful servants shall assem- ble in thy name to offer up their supplications and their praises to Thee Vouchsafe, 0 Lord, to be now present with us who are gathered here together to consecrate this place with all humility and readiness of heart to the honour of thy great name, separating it from henceforth from all unhallowed ordinary and common uses, dedicating it entirely to thy service, for reading therein thy most Holy Word, for celebrating thy Holy Sacraments, for offering to thy Glorious Majesty the sacrifices of prayer and thanksgiving, for blessing thv people in thy name. Accept, 0 Lord, this service at our hands, and Wess it with such sue cess as may tend most to thy glory and the further- ance of our happiness, both temporal and spiritual, through Jesus Christ our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen." Then the Bishop, standing up, turned towards the people, and said the following prayer > Regard, 0 Lord, the supplications of thy ser- vants, and grant that whosoever shall be dedicated unto Thee in this house by baptism, may be sancti- fied by thy Holy Spirit, delivered from thy wrath, received into the ark of Christ's Church, and ever re- main among the number of thy faithful and elect children. Amen." Grant, 0 Lord, that they who at this place shall in their own persons undertake to renew their pro- mises and vows, made by their sureties for them at thefr baptism, may be enabled faithfully to fulfil the same, and grow in grace to their lives end. Amen." •' Grant, O Lord, that whosoever shall receive in this place the blessed sacrament of the body and blood of Christ thy Son. may come to that holy ordi- nance with faith, charity, and true repentance, and, being filled with thy grace and heavenly benediction, may to their great aud endless comtort obtain remis- sion of their sins, and all other beuefits of his pas- sion. Amen." Ortiit, 0 Lord, that by thy Holy Word, which shall be read and preached within this place the hearers thereof may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and may have grace and power to fulfil the same. Amen." Grant, we bescedl Tlieo, Blessed Lord, that who- soever shall draw near unto Thee in this place, to give Thee thanks for the great benefits they bave're- ceived at thy ha::ds, to set forth thy most worthy praise, to confess their sins unto Thee, humbly to beg thy pardon for what they have done amiss, or to ask such other things as are requisite and necssary as wel'/or the body as the soul may do it with that steadfastness of faith, that seriousness of attention, and devout affection of the mind, that thou mayes- accept their bounden duty and service, and vouchsafe to them whatsoever else in thy infinite wisdom th-iu shalt see to be most expedient for them and this 'we beg for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and "a- yiour. Amen." The Bishop, being seated, then directed the sen- tence of coMecratioQ to be read, which being done by the Rev. the Chancellor, his Lordship signed the same. The 1st, 2nd, and 6th verses of the 95th Psalm (new version), were then sung by the congregation; and the melody of a thousand voices, (for few were mute,) sounded exceedingly beautiful. It was truly congregational singing,-that alone which should be heard in our parish Churches. It was not noisy, but seemed by the. decorum and the subdued harmony which prevailed over every part of the church, to be indeed the music of the heart. Would that such singing were always heard in our Churches! This part of our beautiful and expressive service properly conducted would bring together many of those who might come perhaps at first only from curiosity, but who we might hope might oftenor afterwards be pre- sent to pray. And if we may hazard one more remark on this subject, we would do our utmost to impress upon the lovers of genuine ecclessiastical music, the value of tTie chtitt Music so simple, so devotional. so congregational, is never heard. It adapts itself equally to prose and poetry and when once a begin- ning is made bv a congregation, they will not easily be induced to abandon the use of it. Much has of late years been said on the subject of congregational responses; and doubtless the value of the practice is too much overlooked; but the introduction of the chant would do more than anything else to promote so desirable a practice for that which leads the mind to the personal application of our unequalled litergy, is of incalculable benefit; and the individual and audi- blejoining in the services of the church, whether in singing or in responses, is of all things the most likely to produce such a result. We have, however, wan- dered from the service. The prayers were read by the Rev. the Chancellor, in the most impressive manner. And were the peti- tions appointed in the liturgy always read with the same pious and solemn earnestness, we are sure, no complaint would ever be heard of the tedium or length of the services of the Church. It was impos- sible not to be struck with the manner of the Rev. Chancellor; and we are sure the clergy will feel it no affront when we recommend to their study the style of that Reverend Gentlemen. Few people would find their attention flag, even after a long continuance of so impressive a style of reading. The proper Psalms were the 84th, 122nd and 132nd. The proper lessons were 1 Kings viii. 22-62: and Hebrews x. 1926 After the collect for the day, the Bishop said the following prayer:— 0 most Blessed Saviour, who by thy gracious Presence at the Feast of Dedication didst approve and honour such religious services as this which we are now performing unto Thee, be present at this time with us by thy Holy Spirit; and because holiness becometh thine house for ever, sanctify us, we pray Thee, that we may be living temples, holy and accept- able unto Thee, and so dwell in our hearts by ja' i, and possess our souls by thy grace, that nothing which defileth may enter into us, but that being cleansed from all carnal and corrupt affections, we may ever be devoutly given to serve Thee in all good works, who art our Saviour, Lord and God, blessed for ever. Amen." Two verses of the ''Consecration Hyinnf were now sung. The Bishop then read the Communion crvic after the Collect for the Queen, introducing the fol- 'Krorion, Lorf «W. we are not worthy to offer unto Thee any longing unto us. Yet we beseech 1 bee in goodness graciously to accept the dedicatioll Of this place to thy service, and to prosper thl our under. taking receive the prayer and intercessions o all others thy servants, who either noW or, hercafter entering into this house shall call upon »e give both them and us grace to prepare our serve Thee with reverence and Godly with an awful apprehension of Thy D|V J' and a deep sense of our own unworthiness, that, so approaching thy sanctuary with lowline and coming before Thee with clean tho 0 Hearts, with bodies undefiled and mint s Thee may always perforin a service accep » through Jesus Christ our Lord. Aiuuu The Rev. W. Leigh read the epistle, from uonn thians, vi, 14—17« hv filu The Gospel, from John ii. 13—18. was r y Rev. the Chancellor, as well as the Nícene Creed. The Bishop then ascended the desk and preached an admirable discourse, which was listened to with the most profound attention. r. The text was taken from Matt. xi. 4, o. Jesus answered and said unto them, go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: the blind re- ceive their sight, and the lamo walk, the lepers arc cleansed, and the deaf hear, tho dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached unto them." The right reverend preacher commenced by explaining the various senses in which these words had been un- derstood; stating it to have been a question whether John himself partook of the feeling of doubt, or whe- ther he was anxious of submitting a question directly to our Lord, to dispel the dauhls. ol his followers. In either view of the case there was a good lesson to be learned. The order in which the various wonderfu loc- currences are mentioned in the text, may be remarked as carrying with them abundant proof that Jesus was the Messiah. His miracles were proofs that the power of God was with him; but the greatest to which he appealed partook not of the miraculous character of the others,—the poor have the Gospel preached to them. True his miracles were beneficient in their effects, as well as proofs of his almighty power. They teach us to relieve the wants of others; but the preaching of the gospel was adapted to the healing of the broken hearted, the enlightening of ignorant, the raising of the spiritually dead to life. These gifts attested the, divine authority of the Redeemer; and shew that the Church has been established on a sure foundation, so that the gates of hell shall never pre- vail against it. But it remains that the members of the church carry out with unceasing energy the gra- cious designs of the gospel, i here is a strong pro- pensity of human nature to set a high value on that which is wonderful; so that it is necessary to remind men of the end, as well as the means to be employed; neither suffering those means to be unproductive, or applied to any wrong use. St. Paul reminds the Corinthian Church of the various gifts bestowed by God, and classes them according to the value of each. He says that God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after thatiniracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of toiigues." To edify and instruct the Church is a nobler office than to work miracles. He expressly declared that he would rather speak five words with his understanding, that by his voice he might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue. Tho principle maintained in these passages is just and reasonable, that the end is more important than the means. It is important to bear this iu mind in all the plans we devise lor the advancement of true religion; though it is often lost sight of. A sense of religion is so natural to man, partaking as it does of love, gratitude, and disinte- restedness, that it is liable to some excess, as well as to lead astray, when not directed to proper objects, Hence arose those enormous piles in Eastern countries, dedicated to God, from a supposition that God was honoured by this human zeal and devotion. It is not fair to compare heathen rites with these excesses of zeal. From the contamination of their grosser ceremo- nies, Christianity has been kept free. It is sumcient to observe that errors may spring from sources, at once pure and laudable. From those immense fabrics of Egypt, India, &c., CliristitinS may derive a useful lesson. They are monuments ul mis«i».utu' They are entirely opposed to the substance of religion, which works for the edification of mankind: they are altogether opposite to the worship of the humble and lowly in heart, serving G-^d in spirit and in truth. That these simple elements of religious truth we re not wholly obliterated from the minds of the heathen, I m is evident from St. Paul's, preaching at Athens. For when he declared unto then# tliat jia the world and all things therein; seeing a Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not "j eii p made with hands; neither is worshipped W1 11 hands, as thougl i he needed any thing, sCCI"& 8 to all life, and breath, and all things ; of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all tin, face of the earth, and hath determined the fore appointed, and the bounds of 1, „,i»ht that they should seek the Lord, if h*P J feel after him, and find him, though h from every one of us; for in him we live, and move, and have our being; -we find that a|)(, met wit h no unwilling ears; for the nau rhris. force or it .c» sclf-cidM. In the^2, tian CUurehes and nations nothing >s m ten_ than the accumulation of services ll'a f tl)al) .torn* to edify. The isW drew1 a marked distinction between protestant of Pfopery, and the splendid examp c Cilt|iedral' zeal iu the erection of those vei thjg Churches which adorn the episcopa wjtb kingdom. May they, lie said, eVtT -Xlmlv to com- religious care! But if we proceed < t,li|lgs them with the scripturaltlr"Ip',ific.ltion of the sUould be done with a view to the institu. Christian Church, we shall find th< tliatend. For tions are but imperfectly adapted to ^Je tho display of splendid and solemn P f0'r ^|lu imposi, ltl„ „V tbouMirf. of noie music of the pealing anthem, and 1 3 K f ;n the of Jjraisc, tte, c»,«i„l, were midst of this magnificence, "UIIIblefollowers arise,—Are these tho services of tue of Jesusl Are they not rather to be foood.ntbc»| —after joining in social acts of prayer,that tliey might be exhorted and works; admonished, eucourageu am* that having heard the word, they "V t salvation of tbeir tSoub for he due aull deceu celebration of all these, that mode of building prac- tised by us is most fitted. To hear the gospel preached, to join in social acts of religion, as practised by the Christian Church to make humble confession of sins; to commemorate our redemption through Christ's blood;—these are the services to which this and simi- lar buildings are applied and by their fitness to these must they be tried. Ornaments are of secondary importance; though after the substantials have been attended to, they are by no means unbecoming. There is one thing in the text, specially deserving of notice: The poor have the gospel preached to them. This may mean the poor in spirit but it must also imply the man of low rank and fortune; destitute of learning. By the preaching of the gospel these are raised JJOvc the fleeting pleasures of this mortal life, to the hope of eternal glory in a better world. It was the saving of a Christian Pastor, that the man who reads the scripture knows more of his real destiny than the proudest name amongst the host of heathen philosophers. And most pious and praiseworthy is it to provide the means of worshipping God, according to the primitive practice of the Church. For if in the midst of perils the people of this land are to be kept harmless, and faithful to their social duties, it must be by being instructed in his word. How can the various duties and doctrines of the gospel be implanted in their minds, take root and flourish, unless means be provided to increase the means of religiousi nstruction ? If we refer to things of a local nature, the fact is notorious to all the world, that the thousands now located on these once barren mountains, have not had the means of worshipping their God adequately provid- ed but have been left to the influence of any form of religion that might happen to arise. Every sound that could betoken the industry of man has assailed the ear of the passing stranger but in vain has he listened for the voice of the preacher, crying in the wilderness of worldly cares, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Amidst the many fabrics which have been raised around, in vain have we looked for one destined to promote true religion. Nor where they are erected do they bear any proportion to the vast population; hardly visible, as we may say, amidst the surrounding buildings raised for the com- fort and convenience of man. Why is this forgetful- ness of God ? Whose is tile wetith ? Whoso the stately edifices around? For whom do the labouring population spend their lives? Are those who bring them together, heathens I Or are they members of the household of faith? Can they invite, year after year, thousands to their employment, and make no preparation for the celebration of God's word and sa- craments? If so, it cannot be but that they must awaketo their duty, and we shall witness efforts to promote the glory of God and the salvation of men, equal to the pressing exigencies of the times. Let us not cease to lift up our voice, so that we be not par- takers of their sins. Our warnings will be our vouchers in the day of retribution, that we have not been ashamed of the gospel of Christ. To many wc shall speak with good effect. Many will acknowledge the justice of the plea; and will strive to make up their former lack of service by future iadustry: they will rejoice and glory iu being instruments of communicat- ing God's greatest blessings to men. Happy those disciples who arc sensible of the blessedness of this work!-All such as those who lend a helping hand to so good a work! While we hold our treasures in earthen vessels, we must be watchful, wise, and harm- less. Not humouring the foibles of any but firmly adhering to that form of sound words, and that disci- pline, which from the earliest times have been thought suitable for the edification of men. His Lordship then alluded in most beautiful terms to the heavenly Jeru- salem, as described hy St. John that in it there is no temple: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it." When the fulness of that mystical vision was come, he said, there would be no necessity for these temples made with hands. But till then, in them we praise and glorify his name, and give thanks for all his mercies; we become one with him, in partaking of the mystical elements of the body and blood of his Son and here we invoke the aid of the Holy Spirit, that we may be enabled to love the things which he commands, and to perform our parts in the covenant of grace. After the sermon, the Chancellor read the prayer for the Church Militant; and at the close of the ser vice, a collection was made at the door, amounting to ot.46 14s. 7id. The Bishop, accompanied by the Chancellor, Regis- trar, and Clergy, proceeded to the church-yard, which they perambulated; aiternatety reciting the verses of a psalm. At the conclusion of the usual ceremonies, the Bishop said the following prayer:— 0 God who has taught us in thy Holy Word, that there is a difference between the spirit of a beast that goeth downward to the earth, and the spirit of a man, which asccndeth up to God who gave it; and likewise by the example of thy holy servants in all ages, has taught us to assign pecuhar places where the bodies of thy saints may rest in peace, and be preserved from all indignities, whilst their souls are safely kept in the hands of their faithful Redeemer: Accept, we be- seech Thee, this charitable work of ours, in separating this portion of ground to that good purpose. And give us grace, that by the frequent instances of mortality which we behold, we may learn and seriously consider, how frail and uncertain our condition here on earth is, and so number our days, as to apply our hearts unto wisdom that in the midst of life, thinking upon death, and daily preparing ourselves lor the judgment that is to follow, we may have our part in the resur- rection to eternal life, with him, who died for our sins, and rose again for our justification, and now liveth and reigneth with Thye, and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen. The fifth, sixth, and seventh verses of the thirty- ninth Psalm were then sung by the people assembled and the Bishop dismissed the congregation with his blessing. The service in the afternoon was in Welsh; and the sermon was preaced by the Rev. D. Williams. The Bishop and Chancellor icmained during the whole of the service. Ihe text was Psalm xxvi. 8. The subject of the discourse being the joy which the Psalmist felt in attending the house of God; that it should be an example to those who profess Christianity in the present day; that the same encouragement is held forth to those who now worship God sincerely in his holy temple; namely, the especial presence of a Saviour God to bless and comfort his people; various troubles, are to be expected III our earthly pilgrimage; but the Church is a place ol reluge from worldly cares and anxieties. The preacher then spoke of the ad- vantages to be expected from attendance on the ordi- nances of religiou; that they are far superior and more durable than all the wortd can give. The neces- sity of fervent constant prayer that the building just consecrated may be sanctified nnd blessed, and also that prayer should be offered for every minister of Christ, and especially for him who is about to under. take so important a sphere, were also dwelt on; and the preacher then conclude Though we cannot but admire the general Archi- tecture of the Church, there are several details which are objectionable and deserve a passtng notice. The first regards the position ol the lout. This is placed at the east end of the Church, near the communion table; instead of being at the western end, closo to tho principal entrance. |ts true position was doubt- less designed to be syinbo'c«il of our entrance upon the confession of the Christian faith; even as the means of the celebration of the mediatorial sacrifice of Christ, are placed at the further part of the Church, I pi, as symbolical of our being admitted to the full bene- fits thereof. There is a natural order and beauty in this, which few would .venture to call superstitious; and which it is not wise to invert. Again,asregards the convenience of the Minister, we fear the spot chosen for the vestry, or retiring room, will not be found su h as could be desired. It would have been much more properly placed at the side of the recess in which tho Communion Table stands; and would have saved the parading of the officiating minister down the whole length of tho church, during the pauses of the service; at a time too when lie would prefer retiring to the quiet of his own thoughts, in prepara- tion for the remainder of the service. The present vestry too, we are sorry to observe is furnished, (or rather unfurnished,) with but little to regard to the comfort and convenience of the minister. These are things, however, which wo hope a little time will suffice to remedy. A debt of 1:200, we believe will still rest on the Church, after the collections of Tues- day, and we are not aware that any preparation has been made for a minister's house. This we hope will soon be accomplished, in the immediate neighbourhood of the Church. The appeal of the venerable Bishop cannot be made in vain; and we trust that as the means for the due celebration of the ordinances of religion have been provided for this, till now, desti- tute population, that the seed to be sown will not only be productive of much spiritual good, but that gratitude to the Lord of the harvest will be evinced by tokens of affection to his husbandman; so that he may prove the blessing and the blest: but more es- pecially that while through his instrumentality the poor have the gospel preached unto them, the wealthy may remember that the labourer is worthy of his hire. Standing on an eminece, overlooking a thickly po- pulated vale, and surrounded by lofty hills, whose very stones, as it was recently expressed by an eloquent speaker,— whose very stones are iron, and out of which we may dig brass, this newly erected temple to Jehovah points heavenward, to that house to which the wealthy employer and the hard-working man, equally aspire. The one it tells of treasures above, which make not to themselves wings, which neither rust nor moth doth corrupt; it bids him devote of his substance,—or rather of the substance of which God has made him the steward, to his service and glory upon earth :-the other it directs to the solace of all earthly cares and troubles: and may it be blessed to the production of these most desirable cCfccts ia both ibo one aud the other! GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The adjourned Quarter Sessions were held at Cow- bridge, 011 Tuesday last, the 29th instant, before JOHN NICHOLL, Esq., M.P., Chairman. T. W. Booker, Esq. I R. F. Rickards, Esq. Major Edmondes John Samuel. Esq. Col. Entwisle Llewelyn Traherne, Esq Richd. Franklen. Esq. George Traherne, Clerk Daniel Jones, Esq. E. M. Williams, Esq. Kobt. O. Jones, Esq. \V. E. Williams, Esq. Robt. Niholl, Clerk Evan Williams, Esq" E. W. Richards, Clerk I (Ystrad.) The recommendation of the Magistrates acting for the Lower Divisions of the Hundreds of Caerphilly and Miskin, as to the appointment of a limited number of District Constables, under the Act of 2nd and 3rd Victoria, chap. 93, wis adopted, and. the necessary measures taken for carrying the same into execution. "40,# NEWBRIDGE—INCENDIARISM.—-Mr Stockdalc, the active and intelligent Superintendent of Police at Cardiff, has been at intervals during this week dili- gently investigating the cause of a fire that happened on the premises of Mr E. S. Barber, engineer, Grove Cottage, on the night of Friday, the 25th ult.; and from evidence elicited, and a reward of X20 having been offered by Mr Barber, he his pretty confident of bringing the offence home to some parties in the neighbourhood. The fern rick fired was immediately adjoining a cow-shed and pig-stye, and only a few yards from the cottage and other ricks of corn and hay; but, fortunately, there was little wind on the night in qnestion, and the fire was discovered in time to pre- vent it doing further injury than destroying the rick where it originated. This fire has been evidently the work of an incendiary, and that such a spirit has mani- fested itself in the neighbourhood is deeply to be deplored. We trust, however, that it will be soon checked by the apprehension of the offender; and that the measure of justice will be dealt out to him bis conduct deserves. COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, October 30,th, 1839. Mines. 21 Ctols. Purchasers. £ s. d. Cobre 85 Williams, Foster & Co.. 27 16 6 Ditto 67 Ditto 13 15 0 Ditto 72 Ditto 21 10 6 Ditto 53 Ditto 12 11 6 Ditto 42 Ditto 19 11 0 Ditto 101 Vivian and Sons 16 3 0 Ditto 82 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons. 14 18 6 Ditto. 26 Ditto 17 15 6 Ditto 49 Ditto 22 2 6 Ditto 36 Ditto 14 2 0 Ditto 19 Ditto 20 18 6 Ditto I IDitto 10 II 6 Tigrony .116 Williams, Foster & Co.. 4 1 0 Ditto 76 Ditto 4 7 6 Ditto 70 Vivian and Sons. 2 10 0 Ditto 59 Williams, Foster & Co. 1 19 0 Ditto 46 Ditto 1 17 6 Ditto. 36 Vivian and Sons 4 0 0 Cronebane 53 Williams, Foster & Co. 4 18 0 Ditto 52 Ditto 5 4 0 Santiago. 95 Vivian and Sons 12 7 0 Ditto 94 Williams, Foster & Co. 11 13 0 Ditto 93 Vivian and Sons 12 2 0 Ditto 91 Mines Royal Co. il J5 6 Ditto 75 Vivian and Sons 11 10 0 Allihies .129 Williams, Foster & Co. 8 13 0 Ditto.108 Ditto 9 12 6 Ditto 80 Ditto 818 6 Ditto 72 Ditto 9 7 6 Ditto 50 Ditto 9 5 6 Ballymurtaghl26 Vivian and Sons. 2 5 0 Ditto .Ioo Ditto 2 7 0 Ditto 72 Ditto 2 7 0 Cuba 83 Ditto 13 14 0 Ditto 81 Mines Royal Co. 14 6 6 Ditto. 75 viviatisiidsoits 14 3 0 Ditto 8 Ditto 25 2 0 Chili 50 Ditto 34 12 0 Ditto 44 Ditto 36 0 0 Ditto 66 Williams. Foster & Co 15 2 6 Ditto 23 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 12 17 6 Knockmahon 120 Vivian and Sons 7 17 0 Llandidno 45 Williams, Foster & Co. 4 9 0 Ditto 23 Pascoe Grenfell & 80ns 3 7 6 Chili 17 Mines Royal Co. 11 14 0 Ditto 1 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 5 7 0 Ditto 7 Williams, Foster &, CO. 43 8 0 Ditto SSitxis, Willyauis, Novill, Druce and Co 16 5 0 Ditto I Ditto 28 17 0 Ditto 2 Ditto 28 17 0 Florence 29 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 26 17 6 Hulme Slag. 13 Vivian aud Sons 3 9 0 Ditto lo Ditto 3 5 0 Lisburne. 11 Williams, Foster & Co. 19 8 0 3050 .#I" CORONER'S INQUEST. An inquest was held at Aberdare, on Tuesday last, before William Davies, Esq., on the body of John Walters, who shot hfinself under the circumstances detailed in the following evidence: Mary Hopkiu, wife of Thomas William Hopkin being sworn saith-l Was passing along the road, in front of Llewelyn Griffith's house, between six and seven o'clock; I observed a person as if sitting in front of the door; tnv sister was with me; we met Ann Jones and called her attention to' it; she went to the door and called out Llewelyn; we then went there and dis.-overed the deceased; I observed him as if sitting down, and the marks of blood coming from his mouth, and a pistol in his hand. Several persons col- lected together, and afterwards sent for Mr Roberts, surgeon; heard no report; Margaret Griffiths was ill the house and the door locked. She opened tho door, and asked the by standers to take her out of the house she said she heard nothing except one ex- plosion. Lewis Roberts, Esq^ surgeon-1 wa,s called .to th° deceased about seven o'clock yesterday evening, 1 went up and saw him in a sitting Position;Isaw apis- tol lymg on his lap and both hands ne»r bufc k,e not grasp it with either. I raised his head up and dis- covered he was John Walter • 1 observed blood issuing from his mouth over his bod'y; I the" merely opened his mouth, and discovered a hole, through which som-)- tliing had passed towards the back part°f t'10, spoke to Margaret Griffith,and enquired «f she had heard the report of a pistol; she said she had heard a noise I took the pistol from his lap; a bundle containing various articles was lying by his side; the pistol had marks of blood upon it: I believe I received some papers from Mr John Jones, which I produce,and which I was informed, were found in lia^.°if l!ie deceased. The deceased's son-in-la*; Wm. Ricbaids, came there, and he was removed to his house. William Richards, 25 years old, be"J* jwor"; sa,t'1 — I am married to Dinah, the deceased s daughter, I saw the deceased 011 Sunday l»st' r° £ ,Se!.C" o'clock yesterday evening, I wasinfonnet' °» his death; I went up to the spot, and got him conveyed to my house, where the jury saw the. body; I have often thought there was something the matter with the deceased's mind; he seemed to ask questions repeat- edly after he had an answer; he was subject to frequent fits of passion. About two years ago, he met with an accident,—a piece of iron put under the shears lifted him up, and threw him so that he fell on the back part of the head—he was about iiiiie weeks ill; he was not the same after the accident as before; he ceased to cohabit with his wife after the accident he lived as other people with her before the accident; his wife lived with me he was of unsettled mind I have often heard him say that he would rather have died than to be in misery all the time he often com- plained of his head,"ahd".of a local pain where he received the accident ;> aftt^ the accident he purchased some pistols; he sold ibein-20 be said; be often threatened himself. John Walter the younger, 21 years old, being sworn, saith-I have looked at the papers and writing shewn to me, and produced by Mr Roberts; they are in the hand-writing of the deceased; we have failed to live with him since the accIdent. John Jones-I received the papers produced from John Jones, and delivered them to Mr. Roberts. Margaret Griffiths,wife of Llewelyn Griffiths-I was in the house all day yesterday, having been unwell for five weeks; I am in the habit of locking the door every evening at dark; my reason for doing so is—I was afraid of the deceased; he, some time ago (about six months) struck mo with a stone in Aberdare vil- lage; this was in the evening; he struck me on the head I obtained a summons before a magistrate for him I heard that he was come back here, and for about a fortnight I have locked the door every night; I heard the noise of a pistol; I heard nothing before that; the child was crying and the deceased might have tried the door without my hearing it; I had an apron on the window; nothing fell against the door; when he was in our house lodging he had bought two pistols-onc to shoot himself, and the other to shoot some woman at Neath. James Lewis Roberts, surgeon, being sworn, saith -I have made a post mortem examination of the de- ceased I observed that a quantity of blood had issued from his mouth, and was in a coajulated state; on opening the mouth, I found at the back part of the head an aperture, leading from thence towards the back part of the head; on taking off the scalp, I found a fracture of the occipita) bone, and found a leaden ball protruding through it; I made no further ex- amination, but I am of opinion it was the cause of his death lam of opinion that the ball produced, and which I found in the skull, is such as may have beeu fired from the pistol now produced. ¡ Verdict-Shot himself, being at the time of un- ImuUmiacU