CARMARTHENSHIRE ASSIZES. The commission for holding these assizes was opened on Saturday evening last at Carmarthen. Next day (Sunday) the learned judge proceeded to St. Peter's church in the car- riage of the high sheriff, Walter Rice Howell Powell, Esq. His lordship was attended by the mayor, the recorder, the members of the town council, and a large number of gentry and tradesmen. The assize sermon was preached by the Venerable Archdeacon Beavan. MONDAY The learned judge entered the Town-hall this morning at -eleven o'clock. The following gentlemen were sworn on the GRAND JURY. Sir John Mansel, Bart., foreman. E. P. Lloyd, Esq. J. G. Phillips, Esq. W. G. Hughes, Esq. W. Morris, Esq. R. G. Thomas, Esq. W. P. Lewis, Esq. G. Phillips, Esq. D. Davies, Esq. J. L. Price, Esq. R. J. Neville, Esq. W. B. Gwyne, Esq. J. M. Child, Esq. D. Prytherch, Esq. H. Lawrence, Esq. J. W. G. Hughes, Esq. I W. B. Swann, Esq. J. T. Beynon, Esq. C. Morgan jun., Esq. I W. de Buisson, Esq. J. T. Alcock, Esq. J. Walters, Esq. D. Protlieroe, Esq. BOilOUOH GRAND JURY. Mr. George Bagnall, foreman. Mr. R. Brodie, „ G. Childrens, „ T. David, L. Evans, G. Goode, J. Hegginbottom, H. Howell, „ J. Jones, I „ G. Jones, „ J. Lewis, „ D. L. Mortimer, Mr. D. Nicholl, „ W. N. R,ees, „ F. B. Ribbans, G. ShanklanJ, W. Spurrell, J. Thomas, J. Timmins, E. B. Warren, M. Wayne, „ J. J. Stacey. After the officer of the court had read the usual proclama- tion againut vice, profaueness, and immorality, the learned judge proceeded to charge the grand jury for the-county, observing that according to the information which he had received there were five matters which would come before them for investigation—two of simple larceny, two cases of burglary, and one in which the accused was charged with maliciously injuring machinery. He then explained the law in each with a view of aiding the jury in their deliberations. To the grand jury for the borough his lordship remarked, that they would be called upon to inquire into two cases only—one being a case of simple larceny, and the other was a charge of a very aggravated description, against a party employed in the Post-office, who was indicted for stealing letters, or rather the property contained in letters, passing through the office. He directed the attention of the grand jury to recent change in the law which authorised the in- serting of counts in the same indictment both for stealing And receiving, and so enabled juries to convict of the offence which, in their opinion, the evidence made out. In his opi- nion this change iu the law was a very salutary one, us it prevented parties escaping through technical errors in the indictment, when the offence was proved satisfactorily. With respect to the aggravated case of stealing property contained in letters, it did not appear to his lordship to present any difficulties. The grand jury then retired, and soon found six or seven bills against Ann Matthews, for stealing property from let- ters passing through the Carmarthen Post-office. The whole of the bills in the calendar were found in the course of the day, and both the county and borough juries were discharged. No bill was presented against John Robinson, 38, sailor, No. 1 in the calendar, charged with stealing rope from a vessel at Llanelly, in consequence of the absence of Cle- ments Brown, the prosecutor. Elizabeth Smith, an elderly woman, was indicted for stealing an iron axletree, the property of Jonathan Morse, of Pembrey. Mr. Lloyd Hall conducted the prosecution. It appears that the prosecutor, who is a farmer, living at Peneoed, near Pembrey, was occasionally employed in carrying sand to the copper works of Messrs. Sims, Neville, & Co. Oil one occasion, the axletree of his cart broke he left it near the house of the prisoner, and when he went in search of it, he found it missing. Daniel O'Sliocn, a marine-store dealer, stated that he purchased it of the prisoner for one shilling, and took it away in his donkey cart by night. Tile prisoner, in. her defence, denied having stolen the axle- fc.ree, but that it,must have been carried away by Dan. O'Sheen. h ,ie'then called t wo women, who swore that the evidence of O Sheen was false. His lordship, in summing up, remarked that the part taken by O'Sheen iu this transaction was far from being creditable. A person buying an article of this description from a cuttager, and fetching it away at night, must have known that it conkl not have been honestly got by. The jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty. THE POST-OFFICE ROBBERIES. Ann Matthews, daughter of the post mastersof Carmarthen, was then placed at the bar, and pleaded" Not Guilty," to several indictments, charging her with stealing letters con- taining money. Iii the first indictment she was charged with having stolen a letter containing two sovereigns, addressed to Rice Bey- non, Esq., Rev. C. C. Wakely, Luton, Leominster." In another indictment the prisoner was charged with stealing a letter, containing one brooch and one ring, addressed Mrs. Colby, Fynonau, Newcastle-Emlyn." In another indictmcnt she was charged with having stolen a letter addressed to John Owen, Esq., Mertou College, Oxford," containing a box, a ring, and money. In another indictment she was charged with stealing a letter addressed Mrs. Anne Grif- fiths, Sheep-street, Narberth," containing one sovereign. In another indictment she was charged with having solell a letter addressed to Messrs. Mansei and Co., Bucklersbtuy, Loiidoa," containing one sovereign. In another itiuic incut with stealing a letter addressed Mrs. Mary Davies, East View, Pembrokeshire," containing money. Mr. Evans, Q.C., and Mr. Lloyd Hall defended the pri- soner. The first indictment proceeded with was that charg- ing the prisoner with stealing two sovereigns from a letter addressed Rice Beynon, Esq., Rev. C. C. Walkey, Luton, Leominster." Mr. Chilton, Q.C., in addressing the jury, remarked that he had a duty of an exceedingly painful character to per- form in conducting the present prosecution. It was un- necessary that he should offer any observations to the jury upon the great, indeed, the absolute importance to the hap- piness and well-being of this country, that everything en- trusted to the post-oiffce should be held sacred, and that all persons employed in connexion with it should be individuals in whom implicit confidence could be placed. The case in question was a peculiarly painful case, because the prisoner was the daughter of the postmaster at Carmarthen, and who had filled that situation for upwards of 30 years without the slightest imputation: on his character. The prisoner had for twelve years held the appointment of assistant inutile post- office at a salary of X40 a year. The learned counsel detailed the circumstances which led to the inquiry and subsequent con- viction of the prisoner, the particulars of which have already appeared in the PRINCIPALITY. He then examined J. T. J Beynon, Esq., of Trewern: Mrs. and Master Beynon; Mr. Bcynon's post-boy; Mr. James Williams, of the Narberth Post-office; Mr. Ramsey, inspector-general of the Post- office; Miss Sarah Matthews, sister of the prisoner, whose evidence was, almost word for word, the same as that given when the prisoner was committed. Mr. Evans, Q.C., cross-examined the several witnesses, but nothing of importance transpired. He then addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner, and put forth a plea of insa- nity. After an able address, he called several witnesses, who deposed to a good deal of eccentricity in the prisoner's con- duct since her childhood. His lordship summed up very minutely, and tile. jury re- tired. In the course of two hours the jury returned a verdict of "GUILTY, with a recommendatiolCto mercy. The prisoner was ordered to be brought up next morning. "TUESDAY. Ann Matthews was this morning placed at the bar. She appeared more deperssed than on the previous day. His lordship, in passing sentence, said that the jury had recommended her to mercy, and he was willing to give it effect so far as his duty to the rest of the community would allow. She was sentenced to TEN YEARS' TRANSPORTATION. Mr. J. B. Jeffreys acted for Mr. Peacock, solicitor to the post-office; and Mr. Parry was the prisoner's attorney. Henry Jones and William Harris, labourers, were charged with having stolen, at Llangadock, various articles, he pro- perty of Thomas Pugh, and Acquitted. James Stubbs, charged with having, on the 18th of December, cut and broken a certain engine prepared for the South Wales Iron Works, at Llanelly, in the manufacture of iron tools and machinery, was Acquitted. Mary Nicholas, charged with burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Ellen Jeat, in the parish of Bettws, was Acquitted. Edwin Bowser, John Lewis, John Evans, and Thomas Jones, charged with having, on the 16th of September last, in the parish of Pembrey, feloniously removed some tramplates from a tramroad, the property of the Bury Port Company, were Acquitted. John Robinson, charged with stealing nine pieces of rope from a vessel at Llanelly, was discharged 01) hlil until tliec i-iext assizes. John Jones and Thomas Rees, charged with having, on the 17th of Feb. last, stolen one silver spoon, the property of one Jeremiah Olive, of the Gulden Lion, in the town of Carmarthen, were found Guilty, and sentenced to six weeks' hard labour. There was only one nisi prills case, and that an unimportant one. This closed the business of the assizes. His lordship left Carmarthen on Thursday morning for Brecon.
MERTIIYR POLICE GOU KT.—SATURDAY, MARCH 17. [Befoie H. A. Bruce, and W. Thomas, Esqrs.] ASSAULT.—Catherine Powell, charged -with assaulting Ann Williams, A little girl unable to defend herself, was lined 2s. 6d., and 4s. Cd. costs, for her indiscretion and cruelty. STEALING A SnovKi..— Thomas Sexton was committed to Brecon gaol for trial at the next assizes, for stealing a shovel, the property of Jno. Watkins, of Civm Vaynor. COAL STEALING.—Ann Day was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions for stealing coal, the property of the Dowlais Iron Company. Ad- mitted to bail. OF COULIT.-D(ttid Thomas and William Jones were charged with not obeying Onlers of .affiliation towards maintaining their bastard, children. Ordered to pay all arre.rs at once. MOXPAY, MAKCU 19. [Before H. A. Bruce, ESQ-] Mary Whelrm",icharged with stealing-a silk gown; the property of Mr. Hartree, was discharged as the prosecutor did not appear agahtut her. As there was no other case on the police sheet, the Court rose after granting some summonses for Wednesday and Saturday. WEDXKSDAY, MAKCU 21.-CBefore H. A. Bruce and W. Thomas, Esqrs.] Jacob Griffith' 'of the Walnut beer-house, Dowlais, was charged by Superintendent Wrenn with keeping his house open for the sale of beer before one o'clock on Sunday. Fined 40s. and costs. Ann Powell was charged by Ann Evans with throwing dirt and off-, nsive matter at her bread and cheese. Fined 6s. compensation, and 9. costs. Richard Thomas was charged with assaulting Henry Richards. Fined 10s., and 5s. expenses, and in default of payment was committed for 10 days to prison, to learn better manners. Some eases were adjourned till next sitting.
NEATH PETTY SESSIONS.—FRIDAY, MARCH Hi. [Before Griffith Llewellyn, and T. D. Place, Esqrs.] Thomas Carpenter, labourer, Aberavon, was charged with stealing a pair of trousers, the property of Mr. Quick, Aberavon. Committed for trial. liliza James, Swansea, was charged with stealing wearing apparel, the property of William Sliute. Committed for trial. George Parker, mason, Neath, was charged by Police Constable Owens with being (lrank and disorderly. Fined 5s. and eots. Daniel Paley, pedlar, Neath, was clurged with the non-maintenance of -his illegitimate child. Ordered to pay 2s. per week and costs. The Surveyors of the parish of Aberavon were charged with the non- rep .irs of the highways in that parish. Case adjourned for a week., Eiizaheth Parker, eath, was charged withaSsutllting William'Warren, bailiff. Case adjourned for a week.
CARDIFF POLICE COURT.—MONDAY, MARCH 19.. [Before Walter Coffin, Esq., Mayor,, and 11. L. Reeee,.Esq.] William Lewisa young man from tho neighbourhood of Pontypridd, was charged, by Dennis Holland, with having violently knocked at his door with a large stone (which he .produecd)^oii Sunday night last'. He was also swearing and using violent language, and threatened to kill every "bloody Irishman" he could meet with. Lewis1 denied the charge but admitted being drunk, and in such a state that lip did not know what he was saying or doing. Mr. Stockdale --aid the affair was one of the" Stanley- street Suwday night rows." Fined 5s. Emma Williams, a girl of the town, was charged with being drunk and ,h8orderly in the streets at two o'clock on Saturday mornmg. Having been several times before brought up for the same olfence, she was committed to prison for one month. Anne illoss and Anne Gould, members of the same fraternity, charged with a similar offence on Friday morning, were also committed for one month. Anne Moss, who is a good-looking young woman from Swansea, as we were informed bv a gentleman in court, asked with gieat coolness and distinctness, Would you take a fine, Mr. Evans The Mayor inquired if she had been charged with the same offence before the super- intendent said several times. Mr. J. E. Williams with much earnestness pleaded on her behalf, but to no purpose, the Mayor's decision being irrevocable. Thomas llmpir, of China-row, was fined 5s. to. being drunk and disorderly on Sunday night. Two lads wero charged with breaking the windows of the Catholic Chapel some night last week. A little girl named Catherine Harris deposed to having seen them under the windows, but did not see them throwing stones. The lads denied the charge, and said that a lad named Wm. Morgan, living in Union-street., was the one who threw the stones. The case was adjourned till Monday. J-ikn Bryant, was brought up charged with hiving beaten and broken the head of one Thomas Davies, a workman, ün the Taft. Vale-Hailway.. Com- plain aut did not app- af, but had gone to his work.' Awituess stated that Davies struck the lirst blow. Discharged. Robert M'Gce, a sailor, was charged by Mr. Protheroe, Suprrintcndeat of the Taff Vale Railway Police, with having ridden in a third-class carriage from Meribvr to Cardiff without a ticket. Meyriek, one of the. guards, proved the charge. Fined 5s. Margaret Flinn appeared at the bar crying and complaining of the Fidell and SuiUvau families, in Whitmure-Iane. They, threatened to murther" her. She felt she was in danger of her life, and claimed the' protection of the Court. Summonses were granted for the apprehension of a Fidell and a Sullivan, on Io1}dav. Another Lishwoman, carrying a child in her arms, then commenced a doleful tale of ill-treatment sue had received from somebody. She was pro- ceeding with the enumeration of her complaints, when the Mayor interrupted. On ascertaining ihat.there was no one in charge for the alleged offence, he said in his usual off-hand manner, "let her go. There being no other business to transact, the Court rose.
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MONEY MARKET. London, Wedneeday Evening. The Funds are looking tip again, the foreign news affording rather more encouragement, and a little money stock having been bought. We shall have the Dee steamer here shortly with over 3,000,000 dollars, and this will increase the abundance of money. Consols are 91 to .} for transfer, and 91J to a for account.. Exchequer-bills are 38s. to 41s. premium. The Indian news has a good effect. There has been another important movement in the foreign market. Yesterday Buenos Ayres Stock was in favour, and now Mexican have the lead again. The rise is 2to 2, per cent., viz., to 29J and 30g. The expectation is that there will be a large re- mittance. Grenada Stock has been at 18, and Buenos Ayres at 37 to 40. Dutch Two-and-a-Half per Cents, have been at 47& to t. Spanish Three per Cents, have been 281, and Portuguese Four per Cents. 26$. Peruvian are 6r. Shares are looking rather better, but there is not much doing.
MINING MARKET. A fair proportion of business in miuing shares has been trans- acted during the week, but still there has not been that activity which we have had the pleasure to notice for some weeks past. There are, however, indications of a livelier state of things, and we hope in our next to be able to record a recurrence of previous activity.
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. IRON a— £ s. d. Bar Wales per ton Do. London 7 0 0 ¡; Nail rods" i 7 10 0 Refined Metal 4 7 6 Hoops 9 0 (i Sheets (singles) n 10 0 0 Ba.s (Staff.) „ 7 10 ().| Welsh cold blast foundry pig 4 0 0' Scotell pig Clyde, 2 10 0 !i Stirling's Pat., Glasg.3 6 0 Do. toughened; Wales,, 4 15 (> .Kails jj 6 10 O Chairs 4 10 0 Russiân, CCN.D b, 17 0 0 I'SI.„ '-i": Gour,ieff. Archangel 13 0 0 Swedish 13 10 0 Steel, fagt.e „ 1G 10 0 „ kegs „ it 10 0 CoPPEK d- Tile 87 10 0 Toti.gh eake- S8 10 0 Chili „ 75 0 0 Best selected Ordinary sheets, lbs 0 0 Hi „ bottom. YELLOW METAL SHEATH- £ ■ s. d. INGS riN Common blocks gpei- ewt. 4 12 0 bars 4 13 0 St,aitsf 4 15 0 Banea, in bond 4 17 0 11 export only TIN PLATESQ- Charcoal IC per box 113 6 „ ix 1 19 6 Coke, IC 1 9 6 „ ix LKAD h Sheet .pe,. tun 17 0 0 pig .I. 16 5 0 common Red 17 10 0 White 2-2 0 0 Shot (Patent.) 19 15 0 Spanish, in bond i. „ 15 10 0 SPFLTPIZ k- Plates, warehoused 15 10 0 For arrival 15 10 0 ZINC I— ZINC I— (Sheet) export „ 20 0 0 QUICKSILVEU—m .per lb. 0 3 5 Terms.—a, 6 months, or per cent. discount; b, ditto; c, ditto; d 6 months, or 3 per cent. discount; é, 6 months, or 21 percent. discount; J, net cash; g, 6 months, or 3 per cent, discount; h, 6 months, or 2t per cent. dis- count; i, ditto; k, net cash I, 3 months, or 14 percent. discount; III, ditto, 14, discount. REMARKS.—There has been no alteration in Welsb and Stafford- shire manufactured iron this week, nor in Welsh pig-iron, which continues firm. The unsettled state of the continent, and the ac- cumulation of stock of Scotch pig-iron, have caused a reaction in this article. We have to quote the price 49s. for mixed Nos. ordi nary brands, and 60s. for all No. 1; whilst No. 1 Gartsherrie is held for 54s., and No. 1 Summerlee 52s. 6d.
PRICES OF WELSH MINING SHARES. Shares. Company. Paid. Price. 1,000 Abergwessvn 8 8 10,000 Blanven Iron 6 64 8,000 Blaenavon 50 17 "10,00ft British Iron, New Regis 12 8 — Do. Scrip 10 If) 1,000 Cwm Krfin 3 4 3,000 Dyfngwm 10 iii 6,100 Gadair 2 2 100 Grogwvnion — — 1,000 Llwyn Malys 74 7 3,600 Llynvi Iron 50 50 5,000 Merionethshire Slate and Slab S,000 Pennant llnd Cra'gwen 2 2 100 Penrhiw 10,000 Rhymney Iron 50 13 10,000 Do. New 7 6 2,500 Rhosvvhiddol and Baclieidon 10 10
TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending March 17, 1849. EI,980 11 8
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. MONDAY.—The arrivals of English wheat have been on the in- crease. The supply of English barley was moderate. The foreign imports fell off to some extent; they comprised 12 140 < quarters of wheat, 6,124 ditto of barley 5,963 ditto uf 00*0, 400 ditto uf ryo, 483 ditto of beans, 364 ditto of peas, 646 ditto of tares, 22 ditto of linseed, 92 ditto of mustard seed, 30 ditto of sundry seeds, 3:609 sacks and 1,000 barrels of flotir-the former chiefly from France, the latter from the United States. The factors being unwilling to accept any reduction, the demand for all kinds of wheat of home produce was excessively heavy. Floating cargoes of wheat and other foreign grain were nominal in value, from want of buyers. Barley was extremely dull. For malt there was scarcely any de- mand. Oats met a dull inquiry. Most of the dealers are waiting further arrivals from abroad. All kinds of beans were very dull. Peas moved off slowly. Indian corn and meal neglected. No change took place in the value of flour, the demand for which article was very heavy. WITEAT- 8. S-1 Essex and Kent, Red 36 to 47 Ditto, White, New 3S 52 j Norfolk and Lincoln, Red 36 46 Ditto, White 38 48 Irish, Red 313 40 Ditto, White 44 ItYK- Old 26 28 New 25 28 BARLKY— Grinding 23 26 Halting 28 30 Chevalier 31 3 MALT— Suffolk and Norfolk 57 -,Sl Brown 4S 50 Kingston and Ware 58,,59 Chevalier ..59 60 OATS- s. S. Yorkshire and Lincoln- shire, Feed.. 16 19 Potato 18 22 Youghal and Cork,' Black 14 „ 19 Cork, White 16 19 Scotch, Feed 20 23 B KAN'S— Tick 26 29 P geons 34 „ 36 PEAS— Grey 3t „ 36 Maple 35 36 White 24 26 Boilers 25 „ 27 FI.OUIT—■ Town made 38 42 Suffolk.31 „ 34. Stockton and Norl'olk 30 33 VyKDNEbDAY.—me uemanct tor an (Lescriptioiis ot wiieat was heavy, at barely Monday's quotations. Barley was in a very de- pressed state, at barely late rates. Beans, peas, Indian corn, and meal were dull in the extreme. The top price of flour was 42s. per 28 lbs.
SMITHFIELD. MONDAY.—Our market to-day was very moderately-supplied with each kind of fat stock but from the various home-grazing districts the fresh receipts of beasts were seasonably large, and in excess of those noticed on this day se'nnight, both as to number and quality. The dead markets being heavily supplied with their last week's arrivals, and the attendance of both town and country buyers small, the beef trade here this morning was again excessively heavy, at a decline in the quotations paid on Monday last of 2d. per 8 lbs. The numbers of sheep were again on the increase. For all breeds the demand was heavy in the extreme. Prices receded 2d. per 81bs. The few lambs on offer realised from 6s. 6d. to 7s. per 8lbs. Calves moved off slowly. In pigs next to nothing was doing. In the quotations no material change took place. Price per stone of 8 Ibs. (to sink the offal). I s. d. s. d. Inferior Beasts 2 4to 2 6 Second Quality 2 S 2 10 Prime Large Oxen 3 0,, 3 2 Prime Scots 3 4. „ 3 6 Large Goiirse Calves 3 ¡;"j" 4 4 'P:rimc Small d*Ltto 4 6 4 10 Suckling Calves IS ,0 „. 27 (I Inferior Sheep 2 10 3 2 s. d. s. d. Second Quality Sheep. 3 4,, 3 8 Coarse-woolled ditto. 3 10 4 0 j South-down Wether. 4 2 4 4 Dito, out of the wool. Large Hogs 3 2 „ 3 8 Smalt Porkers 3 SO i* Quarter old rigs 17 0 21 0 Lambs —
SEEDS. Only a limited business is doing in clover seed at our quotations. Canary seed commands very little attention. In other seeds scarcely any sales have taken place. Linseed cakes arc fully 10s. per 1,000 lower. s. s. I Turnip, White, per bushel. 11 to 12 Red and Green 11 i Mustard, Brown (i 11 i White. 8 U Tares, new 7 8 Old 4 6 Canary, per quarter 10:) 220 Rye, grass 20 24 Clover, Red English, cwt. 35 59 White 35 55 Foreign lied 35 50 White 35 50 Trefoil 13 19 i. s. Can-away 29 to 31 Coi-iaiiE-icr 19 llempseed, per quarter 82 St Lins -ed, English Sowing 50 52 Crushing 38 40 Baltic 38 40 Odessa 38 42 Linseed Cake, per 1000— English 10?. O.s. 10, 5s. Foreign 6/. 0s. S'. O.s. Rape Cakes, per ton 41. 4s. 1'. 5s. Rapeseed, per cwt. 27/. Kti. 30/. O.v.
WOOL MARKET. The imports of Wool into London last week were 1.58 bales from Hamburg, 49 bales from the Cape and 148 bales from Sydney. The private .contract market is but moderately supplied with most kinds of Wool, the demand for which is steady, at full rates of currency.
HOPS. BOKOTTGH, MONDAY.—Coloured and choice samples of new and yearling hops command a ready sale at very firm quotations. In- lenoi descriptions are difficult of disposal at barely previous rates.
TALLOW. Since Monday last, our market has continued tolerably steady. The deliveries have not exceeded 1,507 casks, vet prices, generally have been supported. To-day P.Y.C. on the spot is firm, at 40s. 6d; and for delivery during the last three months, 41R. 6d. per cwt. l Town Tallow 41s. per cwt. net cash; rough fat, 2s. 34d. per 811m. HAY. Meadow. 53s. to 75s. | Clover 72s. to 95s. I Straw 23s. to 29s. f
PROVISION MARKET. The arrivals last week from Ireland were 1,680 firkins butter, and 790 bales bacon and from foreign ports 7,390 casks butter. There was a moderate amount of business transacted'in Irish butter during the past week. We have but little alteration to notice in price from our quotations of this day se'nnight. The supplies of best foreign are increasing, and prices declined to 104e to 102s. The bacon market ruled quiet, and holders submitted to a further decline of Is. per cwt., wh ch caused a slight improvement in de- mand at the end of the week, and the market closed firm at 52s. to 5Gs. landed for Irish. II ENGLISH BUTTER MARKET.—We are now getting an increased supply of new butter to market, and all sorts are declining in price. As to our stock of old butter, it seems quite neglected but should a buyer appear, he may make his own terms.
LIVERPOOL CORN EXCHANGE. TUESDAY.—At this day's market there was a good attendance of the town and country trade, and with a brisk demand for the in- terior. The decline of Friday was nearly recovered on wheat. Oats and oatmeal met with little inquiry. In barley, beans, and peas there was not much passing. Barrel flour met with an extensive sale, but towards the close an advance of 6d. per barrel was asked. A good business was done in Indian corn, at an advance of 6d. per quarter.
COLONIAL MARKETS. TEA.—The market presents an exceedingly firm and healthy tone for good and fine Congous, the demand for these descriptions being good. For other kinds the market is quiet, with a moderate demand. At the sales this week fine Hysons and low scented I Orange Pekoe sold rather cheaper. SUGAR —This market opened with a very dull appearance, and although a reduction of 6d. was submitted to, but a small amount of business has been done. 80 hhds. only of West India sold in the private contract market. 1 COFFEE.—The only public sales to-day have been of Mocha, oiio of 2,200 bag,; imported from Hodeida. The quality was fair green, but not so clean garbled as Bombay. RICB has further declined 3d., and the prices must now be con- sidered on a par with the lowest period.
PONT YPRIDD.-M A it. 21. s. d. s. d. Wheat pa-lush. 5 0 to 1 6 BaIley. „ 3 6 4 0 Oats Jt 23 2 9 Beef .perlb. 0 5 0 7 Mutton „ 0 5j 0 7 Veal 0 64 0 7 s. d. "I W. Pork .per lb. 0 6| toO 7 Butter, Fresh. „ 1 0 1 I Do., S.It 0 8$0 10 Cheese 0 6J 0 7$ Potatoes .per quar. 011 —
CARMARTHEN.—MAR. 17. Our corn-market this week is dull; prices as follows :— s. d. s. d. sdtd Wheat per Imp. II'in. 5 3 to 6 0 Cow Hides .par lb. 0 U to'—' Barley" 3 4 3 6 Turkeys each 3 6 4 3 Oats tt ] 6 I 10 Geese 2 6 8 0 Beef per lb. 0 41 0 7 Ducks 1 6 1 10 Mutton. j, 0 3 0 7 Fowls. 1 2 1 4 Veal 0 4 0 6 Cheese lier 22 0 23 0 ,^°11'k 0 4* 0 5 Eggs g fur 0 3 Tallow 0 0 4 Potatoes$lbs. for 0 6 Butter 0 7 07^1 Plants for setting, 120 0 6
HAVERFORDWEST.—MAR. 17. S. tt. s. d. Wheat per bush. 4 9 to 5 6 Barley „ 2 10 3 6 Beef .per lb. 0 4 £ 0 6 Mutton — — Pork 0 5 0 5 £ Butter 0 9,J, 0 l'l S. d. s. d. Fowls each 0 10 to 1 0 Ducks „ 1 3 15 Turkeys „ 3 0 3. 9 Eggs 5 for 0 a Potatoes .per gall. 1 6
I ABE ITYST NN'YTI-I.-Al AIL. 19. s. d. s. d. Wheat, New per bush. 6 6 to 7 6 Do., Old — Barley, New 4 3 4 10 Old „ — — Oats „ 2 2 2 8 Beef per lb. 0 1} 0 6 Muttou. 0 6 0 7 Vt,al 0 5 0 6 Pork 0 5 0 s. d. s. d. Bacon <, s to 0 9 Butter, Fresh. 0 11 10 I)o., Salt 0 8J 0 8ft Geese .each — — Turkeys ,r — Fowls per couple 13 1 10 Ducks „ — Fresh Oysters, per 120 2 tt
MERTIIYR.—MAR. 17. I 6. <4. «. d. Mutton per lb. 0 6 to 0 6. Beef „ 0 5 0 7 Pork.r „ 0 6 0 6* Veal. „ 0 6 0 7 Geese „ — Dried Salmon. — Bacon „ 0 6 0 9.1 Onions 0 1 —" Butter, Fresh. 1 1 1-2 Do., Salt „ 0 9 0 9A ■». <1. s. d. t akimmcd Ghees,, .per a. o a co ir si Caerphilly )t Single Glo'ster — — Double" -v Ducks per couple — Apples,. per l';0 2 0 4 0 Potatoes.7 to Sib. for 0 6 Eggs. 10 to Vifor 0 6 Prnips.8 lbs. for 0 6 Oranges perdoz. 1 0
SWANSEA.—MAR. 17. s. a. s. Wheat .per bush. 6 0 to 7 2 Barley 3 S 4 6 Oats fj 2 0 3 4 Beef, prime(sinkojl:) lb. () 5t Good „ q 5 — Inferior „ () 4 Mutton, prime 0 6 — Good „ 0 51 — Inferior „ 0 41 — Lamb, prime" — Good" Inferior „ — Veal, prime" 0 61 — Good „ 0 6 Inferior" 0 4i — Pork, prime" 0 5t s. d. a. d. Pork, Good (sink off.) lb. 0 5 to — Inferior" 0 4; Butter, Fresh (19 oz.) 13 14 in cask lb. Do., Salt, in cask lb. 0 SJ 0 9 Skim-milk Cheese 0 3 0 3 Do., New Chickens .per couple 1 8 2 10 Ducks 11 2 6 3 6 Geese each 2 8 4 4 Turkeys „ 3 6 4 6 Carrots per cwt. 3 0 4 (I Turnips 1 fi Ksgs ..6 to 8.for 0 6 Potatoes, 6 to S lbs for 0 6 Onions I)el, lb.
LONDON GAZETTE. FRIDAY, MARCH 16. The following buildings are certified as places duly registered for solemnizing marriages, pursuant to an Act of the (Jtli and 7th William IV., c. 85;- Bethel, Lantwit Major, Glamorganshire. Penyvay Chapel, Newcastle, Glamorganshire. Silo, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire. Bethesda Chapel, Lantwit Major, Glamorganshire.
BANKRUPT. Kelly, Williani Lancelot, Newport, Monmouthshire, bookseller March 23, April 28. Solicitors, Messrs. Fry and Co., Cheapside.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20. BANKRUPTS. Jones, Thomas Baskerville, Brecon, maltster, April 3, May 1. Solicitors, Mr. Baker, Abergavenny and Messrs. Bevan, Bristol. Kyrke, George, Bryn Mallev, Denbighshire, lime burner, April ant; Solicitors, Messrs. Williamson and Hill, Great James's- street, Bedford-row Mr. Parker, Wrexham, Denbighshire and Messrs. Mallahy and Co., Liverpool.
jl3irfgfi. ASAfeEsq- eldest daughter of the Hon. M.P., of a son and heir. On the JOth inst., at 49, Eaton-square, London, the wife of D. Tones E,t¡., of Pantglas and Penylan, Carmarthenshire, of a son and heir. On the 10th inst., the wife of Mr. F. Dunn, of the Liuivi Iron Works, Maesteg, of a daughter. -:nJ:ld, no ..U'- _I 6. thr: ,vt + daughters, only one survived its birth. On the 11th inst., the wife of Mr. John Jones, draper, Pier-street Aber- ystwith, of a daughter. On the 12th inst., the wife of Mr. John Rees, draper, Pier-street Aber- ystwith, of a daughter. At Cwmtillcry on the. 17th inst., the wifeof Mr. Alexander James of tvirs being the second birth of twins. On the 16th inst., at Abenstwith, the wife of Mr. William Jo- es, cabinet- JiOaker, of a daughter. O11 the 21st inst., at Pillg'wenlly, Newport, the wife of Mr. William Richards, of twin daughters. .-) í a rr-ii gf. At Rlaenan Gwont chapel, on the 6th inst., by the Rev. John Lewis, the minister, Ni r. William Bacon to lil iss Alargiii-et Lewis. totjrrr. On the 9th inst., at Troed-yr-Khyw, in the parish of Llanfhetty, Brecon- shire, Mr. Llewelyn S'rosser, aged 35, eldest surviving son of Mr. William Prosser, of the above place, after a long and protracted illness. Oil the 13th inst., at Pendre, Cardigan, Mr. Benjamin Jones, one of the oldest freemen of the borough, asred 70 years. On the 13th inst., at his residence, Somerset-street, Kingsdown, Bristol, Edw -rd Wai intr, Esq., aged nearly 83. He was an exemplary member of the Society of Friends, ;'nd during his long life retained the respect of his fellow citizens, as im upright, benevolent, and honourable man. On the 13th inst., aged 9 years, Margaret Lucv, daughter of Mr. James Jones, Grawen Terrace, Mcrthyr; and on the 18th, aged 15, Mary, another daughter both after only a few days' illness. On the 15th inst., at Hioomfield, near Narberth, Miss Davies. On the 17th inst., at Easthook, near Haverfordwest, John Freeman, Esq., aged 78. On the 19th inst., aged t6 months, only son of Mr. Wm. Williams, earl)--ntei-, Old Ctstle, d. On the 20th inst., by drowning, Mira Blower Thomas, daughter of the Rev. T. J. Thomas, Baptist minister, Nash, aged -1 years and 8 months. Printed and Published by-DAVID EVANS, at his office, No. 7, Jfojth-Street (near the Savings Bank), in the town of Cardiff, in the parish of St. John the Baptist, Glamorganshire- Friday, March the 23rd, 1 i-19.
BREAD. The prices of wheaten bread in the metropolis are from 7d. to net; of household ditto, 5d. to6]d. per 41bs. loaf.
Kent of the great majority of the originators of the movement, as well as of many thousands especially of the common peo- ple in. South Wales to whom the claims of the College have been more recently submitted. If any of the advocates of a free Normal College whose zeal once bordered even on excess, have now assumed an attitude of hostility towards a cause in whose favour they invoked the aid of Heaven and the energies of the Church, let them bear their own burden Let the free educationists move on and if the secret manoeuvres and open movements of the Government party and their nondescript abettors, of whose devices I am not quite ignorant, have the temporary effect of keeping some good friends of education from joining our ranks, we need not be discouraged. Let us steadily advance, taking the words of Mr. H. Griffiths as our motto tee want no Government props. Our hope is in the power of Christian principk, arul Christian sympathy 1" Baptist College, I am, Sir, yout'a truly, Puutypool, March 19th, 1849. THOS. THOMAS. RATEABLE PROPERTY IN THE TOWN OF CARDIFF, TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. ,)-.IL, At the last Street Meeting I made a statement in the course of discussion to the effect, that nearly E19,000 of pro- perty in the two parishes of Cardiff did not contribute to the poor rate. Mr. Bowen has called upon me and drawn my attention to that statement. Upon reference to my diary I find the follow- ing entry on the 8th January, 1848, from figures given to me by Mr. Bowen at that date: — H Rateable value of property in St. John's on £ which rates can be collected. 10,500 Ditto St. Mary's 13,700 Total. X23,200 Value of property in St. John's 17,500 Ditto St. Mary's 23.000 Total. £ 40,500" Mr. Bowen now explains to me that though these figures ■wiire correct, yet the above sum of £40,500 was the gross esti- mated value of the property but that the rateable value was £ 32,200 only. Whereby it would appear, that at that time there was about E9,000 of property which did not contribute to the poor rate. I most readily take this opportunity of explaining the error in my statement, feeling it to be due both to the public and to Mr. Bowen; and I may add, that since that period I find by the rate books there is a considerable diminution in the amount on which rates cannot be collected. I am, sir, yours obediently, Cardiff, March 22, 1849. R. LEWIS REECE.