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61antOrga}t\íre. The Inte Air Villebois has bequeathed the bulk of his fortune, said to amount to between 200,0001. and 300,0001. to bis youngest brother, Mr Fred. Villebois, the spirited malinger of the Craven hounds. Who will take to the H. H. country, so many years hunted by the deceased, is as yet utikiio,.vii.-IIanipshire Telegraph. [ The successor to this immense property is the late Mr Villebois, formerly Captain in the 14th Light Dragoons, who married Miss Anna Jones, of Fomnon Castle, in this county.] The Rev. Hugh Williams, M.A. has been appointed domestic Chaplain to the Marquis of Downshire. The Merchant Seamen's Hospital Fund, at Cardiff, has been augmented by a donation of five pounds, from 11 A Sailor's Widow," through the Rev. J. M. Traherne. IMPORTANT TO LANDLORDS.—A Bill has passed the legislature, enabling lomliords to remove contuma- cious tenants in houses under £:20, by summary pro- cess before Justices instead of by eje tment. We hope, by the kindness of a correspondent, to give all analysis of the Bill next week. The writer of the paragraph" on the tree of the churchyard of Lvsworney, has slunk from his state- ments, in a dastardly manner. We understand the focts of the case to he as follows: A poor man who occupies a house and garden adjoining the churchyard, complained to the Rector, that an old ash overshadowed his garden, and rendered it of no Value to him. It also appeared that the tree, besides being an injury to the cottager's garden, was a Nuisance to the churchyard itself, its roots being a I'hidrance to the digging of graves near the pot. Ti,e cottager's complaint had been made to a former incumbent, and was repeated to the present Rector *bouL six weeks ago. The consequence was, that the Reverend Gentleman thought it 13 duty to abate the nuisance,and the tree was cut down. CHEAP CHANNEL FOR A RIVER.—In forming the 11 new dock and harbour at Aberavon,a very interesting has been made under the direction of Mr "aimer, the engineer, and which has been found suc- cessful beyond previous expectation. It was required to form an entirely new channel for the river Avon, from below the bridge, through the sand banks to the sea, nearly in a dire, t line, to avont the circuitous course of the natural river; the direct distance I r°ugh the marshes being about three quarters of a Inllo. The soil to be removed was, for the most part, 8-ind, and the removal was proposed to be effected by 10 louring power of the floods, which, in rainy sea- 'ls. descend from the mountains. For this purpose a. rain or trench was cut in the line of the required '■mnel, and an embankment was formed across the Ural channel, so that the water of the Avon, which, laxcel)tillu during floods, is very small in quantity, was verted into the new course. The descent of a heavy ood was looked for with intense anxiety, which, °.wever, was soon relieved, and the channel, which appeared only like a ditch, assumed the ■ ppearance of a river; and after a succession of such °°ds, during a month or five weeks, it was ascer- tained that more than half a million tons of soil had tl .'U 0Xc;lVated and carried out to sea by the force ol le Water alone, and that a navigable river was pro- ceed in that remarkably short period. No portion of Soil was lodged about the mouth of the channel, 5** Was expected by some pe rsons; the current of the ater in the Bristol Channel was sufficiently strong to fiway the whole. Great credit is due to Mr 'Sors, the proprietor of the Iron and Tin Works in Win Avon, the originator of this great public im- plement. COMMITMENTS TO CARDIFF GAOL AND HoeSE OF OIUIECTION.—20th April, IS37,-Williatn Morgan and Thomas William, by J. Harding, Clerk, charged ss' With having feloniously made an assault upon James y^'Uiams, of Llanelly, and put himJn bodily fear arid danger of his life, and feloniously stolen two pieces of the current silver coin of the realm, called half-crowns, and divers other pieces, of the monies and from the bersonOfthcsaid James Williaiii,lst May, John ~!>wen, by C. C. Williams, Esq., charged with having Ieloniously stolen six pounds weight of cheese and one cloth, of the goods and chattels of Christopher '"aich, of Cardiff. SWANSEA.—At a Petty Sessions held on Tuesday Evan Jones, keeper of the beer shop, known by f the Queen's Head, was fined 40s. and costs ,wr keeping open his house for the sale of beer, be- Ween the hours of three and four o'clock on Sunday *n°ming last; and, on Wednesday, Margaret Jones as convicted in the penalty of "< £ *20, for assisting 5-rancis Adams, « deserter from the Royal Art illery, jn cwcealing himself, lie having been found in her °use, and, in default of payment, committed. SWANSEA, MAY 3.—The brig John Hardy, ar- 'Ved here from Cuba, spoke the Dochfour, from SqIS\*> to Quebec, latitude 47. 48. long. '» West, on the 15th Apri1, all well. The barque Prmgkdl, of Irvine, from Dublin to Quebec, with Passengers, M. 50. 5-5. north, long. 10. 10. west, on the 21st April, all well. hi ^JEATH-—It is with much pleasure we are ena- cd to state that the Neath petition, against the "Urch Rate Abolition has been signed most nume- °usly, and by some of the most respectable inhabitants rate-payers in the town, notwithstanding the great exertions used by the Anti-Church party, who "Actively canvassed the town forsignatures to tiieir Petition, before the friends of the Church had at all l0v,ed. The Neath petition, however, has had a ma- JOrtty of rate-payers, both in number and the value of froperty. Jt is with regret we add, that those who j0?.'4 such active steps against the Church, were ''dividuals who are commonly called "Quakers;' ?ut it is gratifying to learn the number of re- s*ls which they received in the course of their cau- i"ss, from persons, who bad the welfare of our e«erable festablishment at heart, and many of whom are dissenters. n Died, 26th ult., at his residence, 38, Hunter Street, Erunwick Square, in his 51st year, Edward Browne, "'ø##J TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE & GUARDIAN. SiRt—Permit me to divert your attention for a ""nute from the din of politics to a subject that coneerns every lover of the beautiful in nature, and every admirer of the liberal in conduct. Why do not ur noblemen and gentlemen plant fruit bearing trees II their estates and thus afford themselves and the Public the gratifying spectacle of the beauty and anety of their (jjossoms at this season of the year, their fruit at another 1 The answer will be, the ciiiptation thus afforded to depredation when the •"U'tisripe, and the general injury which plantations VvOuld suffer by such depredations. I think these quite insufficient. Ttie destructive inclination s cfc-'rished by the selfishness and exclusiveness of the upp classes Let the poor participate in the plea- sures of scenery— let-the abundance of autumn be s'iored with them, and the depredator and pilferer outd be converted into protectors and grateful New forms of beauty would be presented to the eye and a new bond of alliance would knit rich anct poor in one sentiment of thankfulness to their •-amnion parent. The poor man has senses to be rt>Saled, and he has a heart to be thankful to those w 10 will administer to lfis simple pleasures. The of this sympathy in the innocent gratifications nd amusements of the poor it is which drives them iiito beer-houses and all the grosser pursuits of mere jV'mal enjoyment. I wish, Sir, you would take up tins subject; depend upon it, it is a national one. I am, your friend and CONSTANT READER. .1" THE WEATHER. TO THE ED:TOU OF THE GAZETTE & GUARDIAN. SIR,—Nothing is so common as, when the weather IS unusually unseasonable, to say that it isMnore so than the oldest man can remember, &c. &c. Long as the last winter continued, we had quite as cold and backward a spring in 180S, only 29 years ago. I find a memorandum in my pocket book of that year, on Wednesday, April 20tii. This day was colder ian January." I was then at Alphington, near xeter, which is considered the Montpelier of Eng- *|"d; anda" in Hannah More's Memoirs, that it same in Somersetshire. She writes in April, ti ,,t° Sir William Pepys, as follows:—"Though le Calendar tells us it is April, my own feelings rroborate the testimony of the leaflets shrubs and c'e brown grass, that it is December." It is among a, comforts that we soon forget hardships; '8' 'das! equally true that we are quite as for- getful of blessings. Your obedient servant, 1NGRATUS. "ø.ç. TO THE EDITOR OF THE GAZETTE & GUARDIAN "As the patriotic Editor of the Gidr.dgarwr oftVp°n'^ ,orvval'd, in the most disinterested manner, to t Prizes with the view of obtaining standard e the Welsh language, ol the most deser *>'lces English poetry, I think he well county08 tlle war'«est gratitude and best wishes of his wu,,uynjei). It g-ives IIIC great pleasure, aiid I think it will many of the readers of your valuable paper, to learn that the Rev. Joseph Hughes, of Lockwood, Yorkshire, (Cam Ingli) has again been the successful candidate in the translation of the lines on "Sir John Moore's Burial," as he had been before in that of Bihop I let)cr's I lyiiiii;" but it will be espe iallv gratifying to every lover of our native language to hear, that the Rev. Gentleman has it in contemplation to publish (what will undoubtedly prove a great acquisition to Welsh literature) a translation of Dr. Young's Night Thoughts, a work which surpasses all praise in the English, alld whidl, if we may judge from the above named specimens of the author's knowledge of poetry, and ability in translating, is not likely to loose its beauty and elegance in his hands. May we not rejoice, Sir, to find that the "Cyinro uniaith," will siiortly enjoy equal privileges with the scholar, as far as regards the perusal of valuable and elegant works, which have hitherto been to him sealed books; and ought not every admirer of Welsh poetry to encourage the author, and urge him to fulfil his in- tention, which Ilia ve heard him express, ofcomp)ot- ing and publishing the above work ] I am sure, Mr Editor, you would be conferring a favour upon many of your readers, by the insertion of the following lines from his pen, with which I have myself been lately favored. I am, Sir, Yours very respectfullv, 1). M. Y mae gan byny orphw^sfa eto yn ol i bobl Dduw.ti.EB. iv. 9. Yn nheyrnas nef, ein dinas der, Ni wyr neb Hinder hiraeth; Ac yn eu plith, ni thrig un pla, Na dolur, na du alaeth. Cenfigen, yma, cvnen, cas, Galanas gwyr gelvnol, Yn achos, ing, a thristweh sy I enaid y crediniol. On fry, nid oel, iia chraes, lin cliri, Na chyni, nac achwvnion Naofnaubrad,ofewneubro, I fiino-y nefolion. 'Nawr blin yw'r hin sydd yn parhau,— Mae oriau trist a hirion, A gwyll ddiwrnod tywyll du, I deulu y Duwiolion. Fry, ni fydd eMau golau gwych, Na IIcwveb haul na lleuaå, Yn eirian hauKtydd lor ein ner, Ai loywder heb fachludiad. Fel Hong nr for, y ffron>for ffrwys, Yw'r eglwysbur ryivioglan; Er trwm y gwynt ar lawer tro, Mae n rhwyfo i incwn i'r hafafi. Dan orchudd frudd, yr hawg, yr A wylaam ei llanwylyd; Ileb le i fyw, heb unrliyw fan Yndrigfan ond y drygfyd. Dwclt galar gorplnvysar ei sedd, Yn niddan wedd ei noddwr; A'i phen ar gynlies fynwes fad, Ei Cheidwad a'i Iliachawd wr. CARN INGI-I. TO C. R. M. TALUOT, AND L. W. DIL^WYN, ESQUIRES, Members of Parliament for the County of Glamorgan. GENTLEMEN, | You have, with our sanction, taken upon yourselves the discharge of an arduous and honourab e futy; that of representing in the great council ol tilt, nation, the feelings and opinions of the ridwst and most populous county in the Principality- '"j6 i°°k to your votes, upon all great questions, with a natural anxiety inasmuch as, in the eyes of our country, those votes are the only public and strictly constitutional means for the expression of our political sentiments. We were, (or ought to have been) thoroughly ac- quainted with your principles, before we enti usted you with the duty of expressing our own; and at all events, if we sanction bv our silence any vote you have given, we iidopt that vote, and share 111 its re- sponsibilities. For, be it remembered, your's was not the common case of members returned to Parliament alter a contest for the representation, when the minority who opposed their election must necessarily remain unrepresented, you were unanimously elected; not a halld was raised at the hustings, not an attempt has since been made to disturb or question your posi- tion. You, Oil this day, as 01 thoduv of your election, speak with the voke and act in the name of tile whole, the undivided whole of the constituency; and thus it happens that it may be said, and truly said, that the county of Glamorgan voted unanimously in favor of sanctioning and continuing,the employment of their countrymen as mercenaries in the eivi)war now raging in Spain.—that is, in favour of letting out for hire to one party of Spaniards, our own officers and men to assist in killing and maiming another party of the Spaniards; these two parties being engaged in a civil war on the subject of the succession to the throne of their country. It is said, by some, that we are hound by a solemn treaty to do this. You, gentlemen, at all events, are aware that this is a mis- take. You know well that whatever may be tiie true intcYpretation of that "naval assistance," which we are bound by the quadruple treaty to furnish, there is not one syllable, from the beginning to the end of that treaty, on the subject of the suspension of the Foreign Enlistment Act; in other words, that there is not an expression, which even indirectly alludes to the employment of the body of men called tlw llritisil Auxiliary Legion. This tllen is a purely voluntary measure on the part of our Government, and it is for this measure you have voted. It is exactly as if the natives of Otahelte were to go to war amongst each other for two of their dnds, ali(I we were to IlIre out to one party an Auxillry Lpg-ioll The merc difference in the degree of civilization of the country cannot alter the case. 1 ain not, gentlemen, aware of the reasoas or motives which may have influenced your votes; I shall not attempt to answer the .one by anticipation, nor question the honesty of the other. I shall not dilate on the revoking barbarity of our allies, on the miseries endiired by our countrymen, on the failure of their military operations, or on the disgrace they have been the cause of inflicting on our nanona)character. One of you, closely connected ns he has been with a Christian body, reinarkabh; for their constant endeavours to promote peace on earth," and their abhorrence of war, under any (-it- cumstances, must doubt ess have Ie: himse lf called upon by an imperious sense ol public duty, to vote against a measure which would have materially lessened our participation in the horrors of such a warns that now raging in Spain. I would merely respectfully assure you, that vour votes against Sir M. Ilardinge's motion, are diametrically opposed to the opinions of a very large and respectable portion of your consti- tuents; I mean, of all those who, whether Churchmen' or Dissenters, are disposed to think and act in our na- tional concerns upon broad Christian principles, with- out regard tothedetaitsof a mere worldly policy. Their respect for you is not sufficient to render tliein blind to the course you have on this occasion pursued their intelligence is suiffcient to cause them to (pel inter- ested in the Christian cnaracter of their country, upon a question of peace or war, involving the lives of thousands and although they may, from various causes, refrain from any public expression of their feelings, they will not soon forget nor readily forgive your votps on the Spanisll question. Against those votes, opposed, as ill illy ollill: oil they were, to a humane and Christian measure of public policy, I now pro- test, not only in my own name, but in that of a very numerous body; I mean, Gentlemen, in the name of your MISREPRESENTED CONSTITUENTS. ""#"I"#'#I' II' MERTHYR. CHARTER OF Importatiol1.-As the Corporation pro- jectors have altogether shifted their ground, we hope their opponents will wait to ascertain the nature and character of the new device now afloat under the auspices of Mr Henry Jones," whose name, as we are informed, is affixed' to an Advertisement bearing the title of a Charter of Importation. Now this we imagine is precisely to our taste. Under a conviction that the indigenous produce of M. rthyr is unequal to the requirements of a Municipal Body, it is proposed to import a certain portion of the qualities that will be necessary to give energy and effect to a Corpora- tion. The most obvious imports will be, enlarged views, decent manners, impartial judgment, decorous language, Christian tempers, whatsoever things are pure, honest, and of good report," &c. &c. IVe are exceedingly glad to find that Mr Henry Jones'' is the Chairman of a Committee of Importation," and we anxiously await the arrival of the first cargo. Ou Wednesday se'nnight, a fellow with the strong Gloucester dialect, representing himself as a ter, applied for lodgings at a house in this town, and obtained permission to sleep with a respectable young man, a lodger III tlte house. On the following morning, under pretence of going out to some tea and sugar, he decamped, taking with him a pair of bla<-k cloth trowsers,;< plaid double breasted waistcoat, a lilac silk handkerchief, (with vellow spots,) a whiteciavat, ;tti(la fill(' title,, Tile llllg-rateful thief is represented as being about five feet five inches in height, lair complexion—"no whiskers; and had on a round jacket, a fustian trousers, a flannel sorted waisteo\t; and a doth cap. He must have had the stolen property on his person, under his own clotues, as in U ul no bundle with him onquilling the house. MEUTHYR.—The meeting to receive the report of the Merthyr Incorporation Committee, which was to have been held on Thursday, was adjourned for a week, for want of materials, not for a corporation, but for an assemblage worthy of receiving the intelli- gence to bo communicated by the chairman. 1 he following was the awful summons to the corporate gathering sounaceountably neglected by the recipients. The Committee for preparing a petition for the Charter of Incorporation for Merthyr Tydfil, requests that you will be pleased to attend the public mcctmg at the Vestry Room, on Thursday next, May 4th, and that immediately upon the rising of that meeting, you will attend another to be held at the Long Room, in the Bush Inn." Whether-the Long Room at the Bush" was enlightened by the rising generation of the Vestry we were not careful to enquire; perhaps our reporter was unwilling to encounter the fire of the Bush-raii,crs, not having made himself a quainted with the nature of the" Importation." We under- stand the Corporation motto is to be Neat eH Imported." One word in seriousness. AVe liive. been with injustice to the Dowhis rate payers. They say, they do no man's bidding." Mav we be permitted to ask how it was that, crowding, as we are told they did, beyond all precedent, to the former meeting, they evinced no curiosity to hear the report of the eloquent Chairman of the Committee, oil a subject in which they were so powerfully interested ? Were they told they were "not wanted," in the absence of the great Corporation leader ? So much for their independence! The no meeting was as much a con trived thing, as the first meeting wis -t i)-,icke(i one.- The storm, however, was ready at the appointed hour the thunder and lightning would have furnished the waters with many iLn allusion to elemental sym pathy.-They have lost much by not meeting on Thursday On Thursday night, the yard of Mr Phillip Jones, timber merchant, near the Iron Bridge, was forcibly entered by two boatmen, who carried off various tools ami some poultry. They also entered the garden of Mr Harrison, canal agent, and did considerable damage, besides carrying off a quantity of brocoli- Mil ward and R. Thomas, two of our constables, having ascertained that a boat started from Merthyr yesterday morning, were soon on the alert, and succeeded in tracing the property. One man is now in eustsdy, on suspicion of being concerned in the robbery but the other has, for the present, escaped.

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