THE LATEST LONDON INTELLIGENCE. o The Madrid Gazette states that Col. Hoyos had defeated at Valderas a body of 250 rebels mounted, under the command of Cliebillas and Villabolos. The Memorial des Pyrenees" gives a report that Merino has been c;iptared in a convent in Castile.; bnt the report requires confirmation. The Carlists are sa d to be at Bnrunda 6000 strong. General Rodil and General Murillu haveentered Portugal to seize the person of Don Carlos, who narrowly escaped being captured by the former at Miranda. Intelligence received from Lisbon to the 9th inst. confirms the previous accounts of the con- tinuance of the main armies in their respective positions at Siintareni, and of the declining for- tunes of Don Pedro in the Algarves. Lagos j was cloaety besieged by a M ignelite force of 8,000 men, and unless relieved, must speedily fall. (Albion.) Col. Hare, who is supposed to be commis- sioned to offer terms of accommodation from Don Pedro, has made a third visit to the head qnarters of Don Miguel, but the result is not known. The Brussels papers s!ate that on the arrival of Baron Verstotk Van Soelen at Vienna as a member of the Congress, the Emperor of Austria dismissed M. de Loe, the Belgian minister from his capital. At the same time the Belgian Ambas- sador at Berlin quitted that capital precipitately. The Council of Manufactures at Paris has voted in a con^i.iry sense to the Council of Com- merce;, upon the questioH of cast iron, as it re- commends that the present duties should be maintained. It also reccommeBds the continuance of the present duties on coals, but has voted for <he exemption from duty of-snch coals as are used -in steam navigation, and wishes for the abolition of duties on navigation in the interior of the country. The Council of Agriculture his also voted for the maintenance of the coal duties. The Cape de Verd Islands have recognized Donna Maria's government A numerous meeting took place on Wednesday, at Lloyd's to take into consideration the question that the Committee be requested to put them- selves in communication with the Chairman (Mr. Aid. Thomson,) for the purpose of requesting him to withdraw his letter of resignation." An ani- mated discussion ensued, in which the hon. Alderman triumphantly vindicated the conduct die had pursued. On the question beiug put, the votes were For the motion 245 Against it 240
LUNDON MONEY MARKET. 'c K CITY, THURSDAY, FOOR O'CLOCK. Consols continne immovable at 88a, buyers for the Ac- count. The business doing in them and every other Stock is very limited. Prices in the Foreign Stock Exchange have not varied much since our last. PRICES OF BRITISH STOCKS. Bank Stock 211* U per cent. Reduced. India Stock 3i cent — 3 per cent. Consols.—. 4 percent. 1826. 1034 Consols for Account 88:f India Bonds 20 22 3 per cent. Reduced J- Exchequer Bills 41 42 „ PRICKS OF FOREIGN STOCKS. Brazinan Bond-5 j,er ct. 67 (ireek Ang. Bds. 5 prct. Hi Chilian Bonds, 5 per ct. —■ Mex. Bonds, 6 per ct. Colombian Bonds, 6 prct 23 Portuguese Bds. 5 per ct. 57 Colombian Bonds, 6 prct 23 Portuguese Bds. 5 per ct. 57 ¡ Danish Bonds, 3 per ct. 731 I Portuguese Heg. Bonds 56-A Dutch Z& per cent 50 IlussianBon<ls,5 perct. H>3, -23i'i Ditto 5 per cent 94 Soanish (1822), 5 perct. 23s French Rentes 5 per ct. Belgian Bonds. 5 per ct. 9-~n SHARES Alien Mines,par.; Anglo Mexican, 8.39i, Bola- nos 137-j 152J; Brazilian,—•; Brazilian Imp. 61 2, Do. Na- tional, 211" Ditto St. John Del Rey, 61 J; Ditto Cocaes, 42 6, Cafa Branca, 5j J British Iron, 25.1 Mexican Company SIO; Real }>e.1 Afot.te. 5213; United Mexican, m 12 i Ditto New Scrip. 14.1 15 j Alliance Fire and Life, 1l 12 Protector Fire, 25 26; Australian A^ricult. 19, Canada Company, 48 9, General Steam Nav. 12 13.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. The decision of the case between Mr. I. Evans, Agent at the Dowlais Works, and one of the workmen will appear in our next. We regret that the letter of our fair friend It Clarinda" reached us too late for insertion at did also the extract from Bell's Treatise." Our Advertising friends are renpectjully requested to send their A dvertiseme-nis as early as possible, so that they may be properly displayed. We are sometimes prevented frolll doing this by the great accumulation of matter at the last moment.
MERTHYll 1YDVIL, SATURDAY, Dec. 21, 1833 In viewiug the effects of the repeal of the corn laws, it is a truth very obvious to every man, whether he have a due sense of the importance of religion or have it not, that the total downfal of the Established Church must result from the innovation. It is very well known that the buik of the amount of tithes originates in agricultural production: it is as clear as any truth in arith- metic, that when the only protection of the agricul- turist against him who pays, in comparison, no taxes, is thrown down, agricultural production must cease; and with itmustcease the subsistence of the clergy. We can make great allowance for the self-devoting zeal of piety, with which maay noble and holy ornaments of their -calling will yet minister at the altar while the altar no longer supports them: but who will train up his son, at a vast academical expense, for a vocation which yields no revenue ? Certaiuly no man. It fol- lows then that in one generation the Established Church will tall. We are aware that many of the thoughtless opponents of the agricultural body, and many of the philosophers (?) of the present day, will con- sider this a matter of no import: but we take leave to say that these persons Are herein un- boundedly mistaken. To men who can view such an event with cool indifference, we shall not waste our time in expouniing the unspeakable influence of religion on the future happiness of mankind, the consolation which it confers under all cases of human calamity, the restraint which iteffects upon human vices, thedelightwith which it rewards mail in the pursuit of virtue. These are themes which we acknowledge we are not gifted adequately to portray, and which have been adequately portrayed already: and these are themes which fall not within the philosophy of Mr. JOSEPII HUIlr'S arithmetic. But the ground upon which we will stand in this matter is, that, great as will be the spiritual loss of the English people in such an issue, their temporal and pecu- niary loss, their loss in what the philosophers call wealth, will be quite as manifest. Every man who knows any thing of the history of England knows, that the prosperity ef England has been produced, under the divine blessing, by the assi- duous aud enterprizing exertions of the men of England. Those mighty and successful exertions were made only because, by the British constitu- tion, the men who made them were abundantly secure from the oppression of those above them: by the excellence of the British laws, but much more by the PURITY with which those laws were administered, they were no less secure from fraud among their equals. It was this security in all respects, such as has been found in no other na- tion. that prompted exertions, both mental and physical, such as have been made in no other nation; and it was these exertions alone that made England a powerful and a happy country- We know, and we believe the philosophers know also, that political constitutions stand or fall, only as they coincide with the moral tone of the people who are ruled by them. There is no specific for the subversion of a free constitution so unfailing as to corrupt the morals of the people to whom it belongs. Every incident, even the most trifling, in our history, proves that the constitution has been then most vigilantly guarded, the people then most independent as a people, prosperity both public and private then at its zenith, when the doctrines and precepts of the Church have been most held in veneration. The English Church alone embodies, in a perfection unknolv-n. in any other Institution, the pure principles 0 Christian virtue, the Christian subjugation of hu- man passions and human vices, with a freedom which restrains no indulgence that is innocent, and circumscribes no spirit of intellectual enquiry. Of the influence of Romish maxims upon free constitutions, all history teems with examples, from the efforts of the Romish clergy to supersede our own common law with the Pandects of Justinian at Runnymede down to the cramp- ing fetters of Portugal and Spain, of Italy and ^reland at the present hour. Will any rational man/bra mpment name the ascetic practice of the Walvitis4t doctrines as compatible for one day with the commercial and luxurious nation that the philosophers suppose that England is to be? Of the functions of the clergy, that, which in a temporal sense is most important, is the forma- tion and the guardianship of the morals of the people. Will any man pil-teiid that a body of Clergy, elected by their congregations, dependent (as the ministers of religion in the absence of an Established Church must be) upon the voluntary contributions of their flocks, will dare, with free- dom, to reprove vice and unmask hypocrisy in the wealthy and powerful of their communicants? Assuredly not. From any other Institution that can be conceived in the absence of the Established Church, must flow an inundation of immorality, which, among a free people, is of all things the most faial to the etliciency of excellent laws. We shall have trial indeed by jury, but by juries corrupted perhaps by private motives, or, what is as bad, warped by their personal prejudices, not because they are in the jury box, but because they have habitually a loose sense of moral obli- gation: and what sort of security will there then be in the law? Every man who is acquainted with the practice of our courts of justice knows how frequently the advocate may, with no fault for which he can be amenable, betray his client; how often the judge may with impunity colour evidence, or even mis-state the law. From these evils we are protected now by that constant pre- sence of a future responsibility, that forcible in. fluence, of moral principle which is upheld now by the Established Church, which can be upheld hy nothing but the Church. Under these evils it is clear that all security, either of property or liberty, will be an empty name and what sort of employment will industry ever pursue under such a state of circumstances?
FRANCE.—While the Whig Cabinet have been settling among themselves" whether Lord A. or Lord B. shall be the next Whig prime minister, the French have been very coolly taking possession ofBougia, a town about 80 miles to the eastward of Algiers, which completes their command of the mouth of the Mediteranean. No doubt the economists will say, this can make no possible difference to British commerce. The Citizen King is much troubled with attacks from the press, against which he has HOW 27 prosecutions in a state of progress. The principal authors of the obnoxious articles are a society, about as re- spectable as that which called him to a throne, embodied under the name of "Societè des droits de l'tlomme and the general impression is that the Citizen King has no chance against them in the estimation of a French jury. SPAIN.—The events of which we have received intelligence in the present week go far towards establishing the dominion of the Queen of Spain. The "Indicateur of Bordeaux" of the 11th says that a desperate conflict had taken place at Estella, near Puenta de la Reyna, between the Omen's troops, under General Lorenzo, and a body of 6000 insurgents, under the command of Eraso. After a most determined resistance,on the Queen's troops being reinforced by a body of lancers, the Carlists were routed, and Lorenzo remained master of the field. A letter from General Cas- tanon, dated the 6th, at Tolosa, states that he was then about to move, to effect a junction with Valdez, who was then at V iIla Franca, and in. tended to March to Victoria, The Madrid Gazettes of 30th Nov. and 3d instant confirm the account of the defeat of Merino, who with his band was only prevented from falling into the hands of his pnrsuers by darkness and a heavy fall of snow. By these successes it is generally considered that the force of the insurrection is broken but the Carlists still remain unsubdued in Navarre, and the government at Madrid evince something like fear in postponing the trial of the Royalist Volunteers. Several rigorous orders have been issued for delivering up to the police weapons of all descrip- tions that may be in the possession of private per- sons. General Castanon has issued a most merciless proclamation against the Insurgents the following are a few of the denunciations:— Art. 12. The house of any individual who may have fired upon the Queen's troops shall be burnt; should the proprietor not have fired, the house and every thing con- Itained in it shall only be confiscated should the delinquent be taken. he shall be shot. "-Art. 14. very peasant taken in arms in an assemblage of less than tifty men, within a quarter of a league from the royal road, shall be considered as a brigand and shot. Art 15. Any person found interrupting a courier with Government despatches shall be shot, and any person against whom such a charge can be proved shall also be shot. Art. Is. Any village allowing the insurgents to recruit among its inhabitants, without taking measures to prevent them, shall be punished with a heavy contribution. Art. 19. The property of such as are absent shall be confiscated. Art. 23. Every peasant refusing to be the bearer of in- formation from the municipalities to head quarters, shall be immediately put in chains, and condemnedto two years' hard labour at the Presidies, or military gallies, established at St. Sebastian, Art. 2.J, Such women as may favour the plans of the inSurgents, either in word or deed, shall be condemned to detention in the hospitals, gallies, or houses of correction, for periods varying from two months to two years, according to the degree of co-operation they may have manifested. MAUKITIUS.—Mr, Jeremie, after numberless acts of individual oppression in the colony, has now stifled the local press. No person can now print without permission of the Governor. One of the members of the council, who could not be brought to concur in this unconstitutional usur- pation, sent in bis resignation, and Mr Jeremie immediately replaced him by a person who was formerly a cook The conduct of this functi- onary in all respects appears to be such as can b I proceed only from absolute insanity, or a desire to drive the colonists into open rebellion, INDIA.-Attention is still earnestly fixed on the accomplishment of a passage to India by steam navigation. The subscriptions for this purpose are rapidly increasing at Bombay on the 31st of July, they amounted to 57,323 rupees; at Cal- cutta, to 50,000. Two roads are under consider- ation, the one direct from Bombay to Bab-el- Mandeb, and thence direct to Suez; and one to touch sA Massuah, Jedda, and other places in the Gulf. The main obstacle to be surmounted is Ue want of stations for coal. CHINA.—The Chinese Courier" of the 18th May narrates the following occurrence. An "Out- side British Merchant," who had been much annoyed by the practice of splitting or" billetting" wood immediately before his door, remonstrated repeatedly against it, but without effect. He at at length, according to the Chinese Courier," set on fire a Hoppo House, or Custom House, opposite to his own. According to other ac- counts, it appears that the merchant, when he remonstrated, was only treated with insult, and twice struck at with a hatchet. The occurrence has excited a strong sensation among the British residents-
THE LORD CHANCELLOR.—The "Cambrian" gives us the following news concerning this pompous person: —"The Lord Chancellor has three times more sense and learning than all the Tories in the country put together. He has three times the patience and perseverance he can do three times the business in the same time, and do it three times better and his memory will endure three tiin.es^ as long as that of any Conservative in the country. We have never before derived news from our Con- temporary, but this is truly original. (Mem- When she copies the local news from our columns, it would look like honesty in her to acknowledge the source from which she gets it, instead of passing IT off upon her readers as original.) J^Ei'KESENTATION 05 LEEDS.—Mr. Baines, of the Leeds Mercury, is Candidate for the representation of that town. He told the people that if they elec- ted him he would not "sell them which was con- sidered very unkind by the friends of Mr. Macaulay.
GLAMORG ANSHIBE, 0 LONGEVITY.—There are three persons living within a quarter of a mile of each othar, in the neighbourhood of Tougwynlais, whose united ages amount to 286 years, viz. Thomas Matho, 102, William Evans 92, and Mary Phillips, 91. Thomas Matho walks almost every morning nearly half a mile to a lime kiln, where he, his son, grandson, and great-grandson meet and smoke a pipe of tobacco all four together. THE GLAMORGAN PRIZE Cow.-Tiis snpprb animal has been purchased by Mr. William Jenkins, butcher, at Swansea, by whom it is killed for sale in this day's market. SWANSEA SAVINGS' BANK—On tie annual balance of the accounts of this excellent Institution, it appears that the balance of deposits, which last year was 15785/. 16s. Did. is for this year i8349J. 18d. 6d. PARISH HATE.-At a vestry tneetiiig held on Thursday last, it was determined that the resolutions adopted at a meeting on the 21st tilt. approving the valuation of the parish by Messrs. Bayldon and Fosbrook, be confirmed. POST OFFICE IMPROVEMENT.— Mr. Rideout, of His Majesty's Post Office/has come to Werthyr for the purpose of inquiring into the means of establish- ing a conveyance of letters direct between Merthyr and Swansea and we are happy to state that there is every reason to expect that that object will shortly be accomplished. INQUEST.—On Monday last an inquest was held at the Red Lion Inn. Coed-y-cymmar before Lewis Walkiris, Esq., Coroner for the county of Brecknock, and a respectable jury, on the body of Thomas Jones, miner, who was found drowned on Saturday last in the river Taff near Jackson's Bridge. The jury having been sworn proceeded to the resi- dence of the deceased to view the body. On the fore- head there were three wounds, one ffbout the middle, and the others on each side of the forehead, which ap- parently had been inflicted with a b'unt instrument. When the jury returned to the jury-room, Mr. Watkins, the coroner, in shutting a window which had been left open, and to which there were no pul!ies, sustained a severe cut running entirely across the back of his right hand, from a large piece of glass which fell out of the window. The wound was very deep and an artery having been cut; but the coroner having caused the wound to be sewn up, proceeded, though in great pain, with the inquest- The examination of the willlesses occupied six hours and a half, and went to establish the following facts :-The deceased, in company with another person, named Evan Jones, spent good part of the evening at the Parrot beer-house,when they drank be- tween them nine pints of ale Evau Jones left the house about half an hour after which the deceased, according to the evidence of several witnesses, said, he felt that he was getting drunk, and went away, it was supposed home. A short time afterwards his wife came to seek him, and was inf'n!,ed that he had left the house. Evan Jones went to a Cwrw Bach, (houses that generally sell ale without licences) and there drank more beer, and remained (excepting about ten minutes that he stepped out for a certain purpose) till he fell asleep and did not leave the house till seven o'clock the next morning. Two witnesses deposed, that a little after twelve at night, they saw a person whom the witnesses did not identify, but who is supposed to have been the de- ceased, staggering in a state cf intox>ca|ion, in a place about half a mile above Jackson's Bridge. On the following morning, about eight o'clock, his body was found floating, with his face downwards, in the river Taff, near Pontstorehouse, with three wounds on the forehead. These wounds, according to the evidence of John North, Esq., surgeon of Brecon, who attended on the occasion, mig-ht have been produced either by a blow from a blunt instrument, such as a bludgeon, or by being thrown violently by the stream in contact with the large rugged stones, of which the bed of the river consists. Mr. North incl ned to the latter opinion and considered the wounds very similar to those whichhe has often witnessed upon miners from a fall of mine. The greatest mystery in the inquiry was, to account for the body floating to the place in which it was found, and being first seen there at such an hour as eight in the morning, when, from the shallowness of the river at the time, it was scarcely possible for it to have floated thither, from the place at which he was supposed to fiave been last seen. The evidence of the unfortunate widow excited deep sympathy she had not seen him since eight o'clock on the previous morning and her search of him, at the time he was probably dead excited sincere com- miseration. The coroner summed up the evidence with great ability, and paid a welLdeserved compli- ment to the clear and distinct view given of the pro- bable cause of death in the evidence of Mr. North. The jury, after much deliberation, brought in a ver- dict—Found dead iu the river luff, [jje real cause of death unknown. MERTHYR POLICE. Before J. J. GUEST, M.P.J. B. BaUCE, and W THOMAS, Esquires. POLYGAMY, DEC. 17. Anne Vaughan, of Dowlais, was committed to take her trial at the ensuing assizes for marrying Thomas Wickley, her husband, John Vaughan, being living. The ignorant delusion, that her husband could legally dispose of her by sale, ap- pears to have actuated the prisoner. The Magistrates ordered the husband (John Vaughan) to be detained till they should ascertain whether the sale of his wife had been publicly" made, in which case they stated their determination to punish him as the act directs. Edmund Powel, nailer, was committed for trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions for snatching a watch on the night of the 16th instant from the pocket of Thomas Williams, nailor, in the public street at Mer- thyr, and running away with it. The parties had been drinking together in the Butcher's Arms. David Timothy, of Dowlais, was fined 5s and costs for a trespass on the premises of his tenaut, James Davies John Thomas, Thomas Price, and Seth Francis, miners, Pennydarran, were severally fined for ob- structing and assaulting Abednego Jones, while follow- ing his lawful employ in the Penydarran Works— The prosecutor in this case had carried a flag during the last Merthyr riots :-he now complained of the effects of mob-law, and had abundant reason to do so. The magistrates did not lose the opportunity of reminding him of the former couspicuous situation he had occupied, and pointed out the evils of that mode of legislation which the prosecutor had once wished c to promote, but now so feelingly deprecated. William Hughes, beer-house keeper, Dowlais, was fined 21. for keeping his house open between three and five o'clock on the evening of Sunday the 15th instant. BOATMEN FINED FOR OFFENCE^ AGAINST THE GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL ACT.—Howell Lewis was fined 40s. and costs for mooring his boat across the towing p^th of the Crlamorgaushire c^tUI. Evan Williams was fined 15s. and costs for frau- dently obtaining a permit for 20 instead of 23 tons of coal. William Parry fined 20s. Thos. Edmund 10s. Daniel Meredith 10s. William Morgan, the elder lOa. William Morgan the younger, 5s. William Thomas lQt1. Daniel Wiliams, and David John 5s. each, for navigating their boats without drivers to attend the horses. Aaron Thomas was was fined 5s. and costs, and in default of payment was committed to Cardiff Gaol for one month, for the same, offence. (For the Rules and Orders of the Glamorganshire General Quarter Sessions, Bee first page)
MONMOUTHSHIRE- MONMOUTH—A sermon was preached on Sun- day evening last, in St. Mary's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Fayle, on behalf of a Society formed in London, for the Scriptural Education of the native Irish, through the medium of their own language." The preacher, who is connected with Ireland, in an eloquent extempore discourse (from the lstThessa- lonians, 1st chap. latter part of 9th verse) which occupied more than an hour in the delivery, exposed, with great ability and energy, the unscriptural doc- trines, and idolatrous worship ot the Church of Rome, as well as its mutilation and suppression of portions of the Word of God. But the simple facts that 800,000 of the lower class in Ireland are inca- pable of receiving instruction through any other medium, and that a very great number have, like our neighbours of the Principality, an inherent preju- dice iu favour of their national language, plainly demonstrate the necessity (if nothing urged upon us the expediency and policy in the present lament- able state of that unhappy country) endeavouring to promote the temporal and eternal interests of our Irish fellow-subjects by the means which this Society has so laudably undertaken. The collec- tion at the doors amounted to 10f. 9s. Gd. Another meeting in furtherance of the objects 0 this Society, was held on Thursday evening, f1 the Borough Court, at which the Rev. Mr. Beddy presided. Most interesting and eloquent appeals were made in promotion of this work of manifest vital concern and duty. The gentlemen who toO an animated share in the proceedings were the B-fV Mr. Hunt, Lieut. Cook, R N. Secretary to the Society, the Rev. Mr. Tottenham, Secretary of the Reformation Society, and the Rev. Mr. Fayle. Froill the particularly unfavourable state of the weather, the company was not numerous, and the collection this eveniug amounted to but 4/ 7s. 7d. The con- tents of a small box which by the express desire of the donor is not to be opened till after leaving Mon- mouth, will no doubt increase the aggregate amount contributed in Monmouth. MONMOUTH PAVING RATE.—At a meeting held at Monmouth yesterday week on this subject, John Tyler, Esq in the chair, resolutions were carried f(r forming a committee of rate payers, to inspect thio branch of disbursements for whIp" numose thecoSft" mittee have applied to the proper quart-o fl, for an it" spection of the accounts, which applicatic has been complied with. SIR CHARLES MORGAN'S CATTLE SHÚW. This splendid exhibition of Agricultural Stock al Court-y-Bella Farm was thronged 011 Tuesday 'a8j with a more uuinerous assemblage of gentlemen and-■ farmers than have been seen there for many year. Not only all Wales, but the counties of Hereford, Gloucester, Worcester, Salop, and several other counties in England sent gentlemen or farmers, either as competitors for prizes, or as witnesses of the ex- hibition. The collection of cattle also was admirable both for number and breed. There were at least 100 head of cattle, principally of the sbort-born, Hereford, and Glamorgan breed, all remarkably fine animals about 50 horses, some of them noble creatures, and nu- merous peps of beautiful fat sheep. A beautiful specimen of a fatted cow was sent from the farm of Mrs.Strickland, six miles beyond Gloucester. The competition for fat cows lay chiefly between Mrs. Strickland, Sir Charles Morgan, and Mr. J. D. Collins, ofDuffrin. After much consideration the judge, Mr- A. U. Jones, of Court Calmore, Montgomeryshire, awarded the prize to Mr. Collins. A couple of year- ling steers, bred by Sir Charles Morgan, excited great admiration. We never knew competition carried to a greater height than for the cup given by the gentle- men of Newport for the best pen of yearling ewes- The discernment of the judge in awarding this prize was tried to the utmost; and the universal satisfaction expressed of his award, shews that he was not found wanting." After much deliberation, this prize Itlllo was decreed to Mr. Collius. The award of these and and all the other prizes was as follows :— Silver Cups given by Sir Charles Morgan. For the best yearling Bull, North Devon breed—Charle* Morgan, Esq. Ruperra. For the best two-years-old Heifer, ditto-Mr. Willialll Phillips, Tredegar Arms. For the best yearling Bull, short horned breed—S'r Charles Morgan, Bart. For the best two-years-old Heifer, ditto—Sir Charle* Morgan, Bart. For the best yearling Bull, Hereford breed-Mr. John Turner, Court of Noke. For the best two-years-old Heifer, ditto—Sir Hungerford Hoskyns, Bart. For the best yearling Bull, Glamorganshire breed- Messrs. K and C. Hraùleys, Treguff, Glamorganshire. For the best two-years-old Heifer, ditto—Messrs. E. and C. Bradleys, Treguff, Glamorganshire. For the best Boar, under a year old-Mr. Sallowfir Newport. For the best Fat Pi-Nir. Daniel Evans, Ragland. For the best Ram Lamb, long wool-J. Monkhouse, Esq* The following Silver Cupsgiven by other Gentlemen. Lord Rodney,-A Cup, for the best Galloway, under five-years-old—-Mr. John Probyn. The Hon. W. Booth Grey.-A Cap, for the best twO- years-old Glamorgan Bull-Mr. Edmund Lewis, Derry Farm, Glamorganshire. Cape) Hanbury Leigh, Esq.—A Cup, for the best year ling Steer, cross breed excluded-Sir Charles Morgan, Bart- Frederick Justice. Esq.—A Cup, for the second best ditto—Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. Mrs. Strickland,-A Cup, for the best tbree-years-old Heifer in milk, taken out of pasture, having produced ber first Calf within the year 1S33, cross breed excluded- Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. Thomas Powell, Esq.—A Cup, value Ten Guineas, for the best yearling Heifer, cross, breed excluded-Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. Colonel iMilman,-A Cup, for the second best ditto- Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq. Ponftypool Park. Octavius Morgaa, Escti-A -Cup, for the best Fat C; cross breed excluded—Mr. John D. C.)Hins, Duffrin. Rev. J. Leyson Penoyre.-A Cap, for the best three- years-old Steer-Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. James Haffenden,Esq.-A Cup, for the best yearling Colt or Filly, got by a thorough bred horse-M r. Robart Tyltr, Wenvoe. Benjamin Hall, Esq.- A Cup, for the best Scotch B\111-- Mr. Mathew Fothergill, Bedwelty. Hugh Owen, Esq.-A Cup, for the best Pen of four yearling breeding Ewes, long wool-Mr. Daniel De-, Llanbetherin. Charles Morgan, Esq—A Cup, for the best three-years- old Colt or Filly, got by a thorough bred horse, bred in the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth-Messrs. J. W. J. and T. Morgan, Gladesbury. Robert F. Jemier, Esq.—ACup, for the best three years-old Colt, bred in the county of Glamorgan. To be exhibited by the breeder—Messrs. J. W. J. & T. Morgan, ditto. Joseph Bailey, Esq —A Cup, for the best Cart Stallion. that has covered in the county of Monmouth; in 1833-14r. William Jones, Lanthewy Rytherch. Rev. Augustus Morgan,—A Cup, for the best four-years- old Colt, got by a thorough bred horse, bred by and pro perty of the exhibiter-Reverend Augustus Morgan Rowley Lasccllcs, Esq.—A Cup for the best Yearling Heifer, Glamorgan breed, bred by a farmer-Mr. Eyan David, Rhadyr. Lieutenant Colonel Lasceiles,-A Cup, for the second best ditto. The winner of the cup for the best yearling Glamorganshire Heifer, not allowed to exhibit for thiscup —Mr. William Powell, Kglwsnynidd. William Jones, Esq.—A Cup, for the best half-bred Brood Mare. The owner living in the county of Monmouth* Brecon, or Glamorgan—Charles Morgan, Esq. Ruperra. Joseph Bailey, Esq.—A Cup, for the best Pen of yearling Wedders—James Godsall, Esq, Sweepstakes of Two Guineas each, for the best yearling Bull, cross breed excluded—Sweepstakes to close on Lady- day-Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. Cups given by Gentlemen of Newport. A Cup, value Ten Guineas, for the best Bull, Cow, and Offspring, the Offspring being under two-years-old, all bred by the Exhibitor, and being his property at the time of shewing. Cross breed excluded—Mr. John D. Collins, Dull rin. A Cup, value Ten Guineas, for the best three two-years old Stock Heifers, bred by the Exhibitor, and being his property at the time of shewing. Cross breed excluded— Mr. Daniel Dew, Llanbetherin. A Cup, value Ten Guineas, for the best Fat Cow, under six-years-old, bred and fed by the Exhibiter, and being his property at the time of shewing. Cross breed excluded- Mr. John D. CIlins, Duffryn. A Cup, value Five Guineas, for the best Pen consisting of four yearling Wethers, bred and fed by the Exhibiter, and being his property at the time of shewing. Cross breed excluded., Mr. John D. Collins, Duffrin. A Cup,, value Five Guineas, for tbe best Pen consisting of four yearling e., bred and fed by tbe Exhibiter, and being b's^vrppiexty auUfi .U. of ^hewing. Cross bieed excluded. Mr. DanielDew, Lhmbetherin. For the best Geese, Mary Brain—Ducks, ditto--Turkies, John Rees-—Fowls, James James—Half-a-Gainea each. One Guinea to-glizabeth Davies, for having the greatest number of Hives of Bees, in 1883. Umpire, for Horses, tattle, Sheep, and Pigs—Mr. A. D Jones, Cdurt Calmore, Montgomeryshire. THE DINNER. About half past three the gentlemen and fa who had been present at the show, sat down to all excellent dinner, at the Kiug's Head Inn, which did high credit to the superititendance and liberality of supply of Mrs. Church. Sir Charles Morgan filled the chair at the principal table, Charles Morgan, F.,q- of Ruperra, at the second table. The gentlemen who dined were in number about 300; amaut 120 filled the principal room; while other rooms contained tb& remaining number. The wines as well as the dinner were excellent. After the cloth had been removed, ant'es.he usual loyal toasts had been drank, Sir Charles Morgan proceeded to the distribution of the prizes, in doing which he expressed very gratifying encomiums on the ditfereut gentlemen by whom prizes had been given, and on the spirit and perseverance of the, candidates who had brought the breed of animals to such high perfection. Among the observations made by the worthy Bart. on this occasion, be said that it had been remarked that those who fed on good meadows and on bad meadows did not meet on equal terms; but he considered that the desirable point was, as the artificial breeding remained quite in the discretion of the breeder, to adopt that kind of feeding, whether beau dust or any other material, which, in the cir- cumstances of the case, would most conduce to the preservation and perfection of the breed. The toast breeding and feediug" excited much merriment, and was most cordially drank The prizes having been distributed, the honourable Baronet expressed his hope that he should meet the same company again the following year, in equa spirits, and with increased improvements in agricU«-
BRECONSHIRE, TVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the next J. GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of tht COUNTY, will be holden On TUESDAY, the Thirty-flrst day of DECEMBER Instant. At the Shire-hall, in the town of Brecon; on which day the Magistrates will meet and proceed to Court at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. The Grand Jury will then be sworn, fit which time all Prosecutors and Witnesses are directed to attend and prefer their Bills of Indictment; and all Appeals and 1 'raverses intended to be prosecuted at the same Sessions, must be entered before the sitting of the court. POWELL, -Brecon, 12t" Dec 1833. Clerk of the Peace. THE 1.J:p !lfJ :Ll Of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Chaiman. The Right Hon. the LORD CHANCELLOR- gice=Chairman. Sir HENRY PARNELL, Bart. M.P. treasurer. WILLIAM TOOKE, Esq. M.P. F,R.S. Actrelarr. THOMAS COATES, 59, Lincoln Inn Fields. -On the Fifteenth of January. 1&34, will be Published by D. R. and W. HEES, Printers, &c. Llandovery, THE FIRST NUMBER, PRICE SIXPENCE, OF A NEW WELSH PERIODICAL, CALLED CYLCHGRAWN Gymdeithas er taenu Gwybodaeth Fuddiol. EDITED BY THE REV. JoHN BLACKWELL, B.A. 'rIE SOCIETY for the DIFFUSION of USEFUL KNOWLEDUE, having seen the beneficial effects of the Penny Magazine in linglish, has made arrangements for publishing a similar Work in the Welsh Language in Monthly NUIIIgers, at the-above Price, From the extent of the Society's resources, the Pub- nshers will be enabled to offer to the natives of the Prin- cipality a .Magazine of such general, varied, and useful information, on subjects connected with NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, ASTRONOMY, GEOGKAPHY, ANCIENT AND MODERN HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY, WELSH ANTIQUITIES, POETRY, &c. &c. as cannot fail to be highly acceptable to the Welsh Reader; and as several of the most interesting articles will be ac- companied with Illustrative Engravings, the Work will be made doubly attractive. The Society and PMbIishers are determined not to spare either pains or expense-in rendering the New Magazine snperior to any Publication that has hitherto Appeared in the Welsh Language, and therefore confidently look for encouragement and support in their undertaking. The Work is to appear on the lith of each month, and may be had on apphcation at the Publishers; also of Mr. ,ch..rles knight, 22, Llldgate-treet. and Air. H. Hughes, 15, S". Marun's-le-G.rand, LondonMr. G. Harding, Chester j and the principal Booksellers in the Princi- pality.
AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, AND LONDON MARKETS. XONDON CORN EXCHANGE. DEC. IG.- I'he arrival.bf Wheat and Four during the past week has been moderate, and so was the supply of Wheat this moruing; 'and a great propor- tion of the arrivat coming1 to hand rough and in- different, real fine parcela met a rt-ady sale on lull as good or even better terms than this day se'n- night. Barley is from Is. to 2s. per quarter cheaper, both for Malting and Grinding qualities. Malt also meets a heavy sale. In Beans of both sorts we have to note a reduction of 2s. per quarter,, and Peas also are Is. quarter lower. We have a fair supply of Oolts, and the trade is dul' on rather worse terms, In flour and other articles no alter- at ion 5. i. s. Wheat,Essex Red 48 a 5(> White 38 a 42 Fine 50 a 52 Boilers 44 a 45 Old —a — Beans, Small 33 a 36 White 50 a 52 Ticks 29 8 31 Fine £ 3 a 54 Harrow a 36 Superfine 56 a 57 Oats, feed '8 a 2U New — a — Fine 21 a 22 Rye 30 a 35 Poland a 21 Barley 26 a 28 Fine u 23 52 a 54 Potatoe 23 a 24 Fine 56 a 57 Fine 2$a 20 JPeas.Hog 34 a 35 Bran <> a 10 JPeas.Hog 34 a 35 Bran <> a 10 Maple 36 a 37 Pollard, fine 14 a 1C •PRICE OF HOPS IN LONDON, PER CWT. New Pockets. £ a £ a New Bags. £ £ B Farnham ji n al2 12 Kent 0 0 a 0 0 ^e"t* 5 5 a 6 10 East Kent 0 0 a 0 0 •j-astKent 0 a 8 0 Yearlings 0 OaO ft 0 a 5 10 Old Hops 0 0a0 0 Yearlings 0 0 a 0 — 0 a 5 10 Old Hops 0 0a0 0 Yearlings 0 0 a 0 The Hop market is very steady, PRICE OF T-TLLOW AND CANDLES, IN LONDON percwt• • • • 48 0 Greaves 14 0 uitto. Candle n & a White ditto 4* ° Cregs 5 0 Melted Stuff ? J. I* „ w Mottled ditto 70 0 Rough ditto 2, 0 yellow ditto 62 0 1 —Stores, 8s—Inferior, 7s per dnz. V„1>1UClS OF VV<K>1. IN LONDON. '3d to 17d per lb. « I6d — 21d 1 i7a i^a ■% 1?) COPPER ORES, SOLD AT SWANSEA, December 18, 1833. Mines. Tons. Purchasers. Price pr. ton Allihies 100 Vivian and Sons 9 18 6 Do 99 Do. 9 13 6 Do 76 Do. 9 13 6 Do 76 Do. 10 9 0 Do 70 Do. 10 13 0 Do 55 Vivian and Sons and Freeman and Co 10 11 0 Do 50 VivianandSons. 9 9 0 Llanberris .103 Crown Copper Co. and Daniell, Nevill, & Co. 4 13 6 Ballvmurtagh.. 79 Pascoe,Grent'ell &Sons 5 10 Tigrony 61 Do. 7 26 Knockmahon 57 Freeman and Co. 8 10 6 Cronebane 54 Daniell, Nevill & Co. 6 5 0 Laxey. 36 Benson, Logan, and Co. 8 6 6 Total. 916 PRICE OF METALS IN LONDON. BRITISH IRON. pigs 500 to 5 10 0 JJars 'ton). 9 0 t) to 8 5 0 Bolts and Rodit. 9 0 0 to 9 50 Hoops n 0 0 to 11 10 0 Plate .12 0 0 to 16 00 Cargo at Cardiff 7 0 0 to 0 0 0 For bd. C.C. N. D. IS 10 to 19 0 0 P.S. I.14 0 0 to 14 10 0 Swedish 15 0 to 12 0 0 Arcliangel. 0 0 0 to 0 0 0 cower. British Cakes (ton)..103 0 Oto 0 0 0 Sheets, perlb 0 0 11 to 0 0 0 Bottoms (lb.) 0 1 0 to 0 0 0 TIN. Blocks (cwt.). 413 Oto 0 0 0 Ingots 3 15 Oto 0 0 0 In Bars 3 16 0 to 0 0 0 Plat, boxof 225 shls. 0 0 0 to 0 0 0 No. I C 131 by 10 iu. I 13 0 to 0 0 0 IX I 19 0 to 0 0 0 STEEL. English 0 0 Oto 0 0 O Swedish, bd. (ton) .15 5 0 to 16 10 0 LEAD. British Bars (ton).16 0 Oto 0 0 0 Pigs do 15 10 Oto 0 Q 0 Sheet milled,do 16 0 0 to 0 0 0 LONDON COAL MARKET. Price of Coal per ton at the close of business. -Friday's Prices. Wednesday s Prices. s. d. s. d. Adairs 16 6 16 Beaumont 16 0 Chester 15 3 14 6 West Hartley •• 17 15 6 East Percy 16 9 Kenton West —— orde's Redheugh —— r. 19 9 Holywell 16 6 15 9 Ponton 17 —— J6 6 Tanfield 18 18 6 Hebburn 17 6 15 Townley 1. 15 9 15 6 Shipcote •• •• 15 13 6 Wylam 0 —— 16 9 WALL'S END. Clarke &. Co. 16 6 17 Heaton —— 16 Dixou's Butterknowl Gosforth 19 3 19 6 Blake 0 —— c —— Bewicke and Co 19 0 —— Hilda 17 9 —— 18 0 Urpeth —— 0 Killingworth 18 6 Perkins 1H 0 19 3 Northumberland 17 16 Hetton 18 3 18 6 Peart-th Stewart's 20 6 • —— 20 9 Tees •• 19 6 —— 19 0 Newmarch J8 16 3 Brown 77 — — Riddell's » 19 3 —— 19 3 LIVERPOOL CORN EXCHANGE. Dec. 17.—The sales of-wheat at this morning's market, have been to a moderate extent a few parcels of middling qualities were taken on spec- niation, at rather low terms. The import of Oats being small, met a good sale 2s. 9d. was paid for a prime heavy parcel. Oatmeal continues in demand. The sale of flour was extremely limited; had offers been made, lower prices would have been taken. No alteration in other articles.
BRISTOL GREAT CATTLE MARKET.—The an- nual exhibition of fat cattle took place on Thursday week, at the New Cattle Market; it was the largest show, of superior quality, that has occurred for many years, and the sale was very brisk. Prime beef fetched 31, per cwt.; mutton 5id. to 6id. per lb. FAIRS, &c;-At Leominster Great Market, on Friday, stock sold on the same terms as at the late fairs in the vicinity, and the show was very good At Presteign fair, on Weduesday, there was a fine show of cattle and sheep,' which met with a ready .ale.-Pig- went from 3s. to 3s. 9d. per stone, and salt butter from 9s. 6d. to 10s. SHREWSBURY FAIR--At our Fair on Wednes- day, the supply of best fatted cattle was not more than equal to the demand but, owing to the extrava- gant prices asked, many went home unsold: ld. 6(L. and Gid. per lb. were freely given for those purchased. Mutton sold readdly at 6d. to 6!d. per lb. Some store cattle were offered, and, were useful, were pur- chased at high prices; but no Store were wanted. Pigs on an average, were worth five shillings a head more than last fair: for fat Pigs 4d. per lb. was asked. Three very beautiful Bullocks, fed by Mr. Gough, of Gravel-ilill, were admired by butchers and graziers. Two or three fat eows were sold at from 281. to 30 guineas each. Perhaps the scanty supply of cattle may in part be ascribed to the flood haviug obstructed the roads bit hen. Of Bacon the supply was very good, and nearly the whole sold at 4id. to 6d. per lb. Skim Cheese was bought at 26s, to 30s. pet cwt.: one Dairy of Skim, well made, sold for 33s. per cwt. Middle Dairies brought 38s. to 45s.; but nothing, even of the best quality, brought more thau 55B. per cwt. The quantity of Cheese offered for the sale was very small, yet a good deal remains unsold. Butter, in lumps, sold for 8d. per lb.; in tubs, Std. to fid. The supply of this article, and indeed all other arti- cles, was good, yet not nearly so much as would have been afforded-the extraordinary flood in the river prevented many teams and droves of cattle from reach- ing the town III time for the fair. SMITH^IELI5 CLUB CATTLE Siiow.-Tiie thirty- fifth annual adjudication of prizes, and of gold and silver medals, to fat cattle, sheep, and pigs, took place on Tliursday) in the Repository Show-yard, in Gos- well-street, London. In the first class of cattle, a premium of 20 sovereigns for the best ox of any breed, under five years old, without restrictions as to feeding, was awarded to Richard William Baker, Esq. of Cot- tesmerc, Stamford, for his four year and one month old short-horned ox, bred by himself; fed on grass, hay, Swedish turnip, oil-cake, and bean-meal; tra- velled in a waggon 115 miles. Tlus ox also gained the first prize at Oakham Show, in Rutlandshire, on the 3d of December last. The silver medal also to Mr. Baker, as being the breeder of the same ox.
CHINA TRADE. Three Orders in Council have been issued for carrying into effect the provisions of the Act ot the last Session of Parliament, for throwing open the trade with China. The first Order vests in the Superintendents to be appointed in virtue of the Act all the powers now enjoyed by the supercargoes of the India Company, confirming all existing regula- tions that are not repealed by tbe Act for opening the trade. The Second Order relates to the appointment of a Court of Justice with Criminal and Admiralty jurisdiction, to be holden under the chiet Superin- tendent for the time being at Canton, or on board any ship or vessel in the harbour. The practice and proceedings of these Courts are to be assimilated as nearty as possible with those of the Courts ?t Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery ot Great Britain. By the third Order a duty of two shillings per ton register is ordered to be levied upon all ships and vessels entering the port of Canton and in respect of goods imported and exported., except bullion, the sum of seven shillings upon every hundred pounds value of the same. The values to be determined by the current prices of the market at Canton, and in case of differences of -opiriion arising arbitrators mutually chosen, who shall appoint a-ft umpire, aie to decide in final resort. There are several minor regulations of -details.
TITHEs.-An official circular has been ad- dressed to the several churchwardens of every parish in the kiugdom, inclosing a blank form to be filled up, and returned within a given period containing a statement of the number of acres, description of land, rent per acre, amount of tithes, rectorial and vicarial, of modus or other prescriptive payment, &c &c., in each respective parish.
<tT Our letten.from Cardiff did noti-each us before our Paper went to press.