BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. BIRTH. On Friday, Oct. 1st, the lady of J. H, Langley, E3q., solicitor, Cardiff, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 13th inst., at the Parish church, Swansea, Mr. John Ace, master of the Mary Black, Cuba trader, to Miss Elizabeth Falconer, both of Swansea. On the 22th inst., by the Rev. T. Williams, Mr, Titus Jones, draper, to Miss Reyner, milliner, both of Merthyr. On the 5th inst., at Aberdare church, by the Rev. E. P. Thomas, Mr. Morgan Evans, to Mary the only daughter of Mr. T. Whitty, Aberdare Iron Works. On the 14th inst., at Merthyr church, Mr. George Head, head gardener at Penydarran House, to Miss Ann Evans, sister of Mrs. James Evans, of the Boot Inn, Merthyr. On the 14th inst., by the Rev. R.. Morgan, at St. John's church, Brecon, Mr. John Devan, youngest son of Mr. John Revan, lato of the Star inn, in that town, to Mary Anne only daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Winston, of the Bear inn, in the same town. DEATHS. On the 5th inst., at Oxford, in her 85th year, Mrs. Ann Bradley, eldest sister of the late Mr. Robt. Christopher Bradley, of Cow bridge, in this county. Truly may it be sail 11 died as she had lived, happy and resigned, a charitable christian, and by the neighbouring poor her loss will long be felt. On the 7th inst., at Brighton, aged 31, the Right Hon. Lord Monson. His lordship was step-son to the Earl of Warwick. On the 10th inst., at Vine House, near Seven Oaks, the Right Hon. Sir John Bayley, Bart, aged 78, formerly Baron of the Exchequer. On Tuesday last, at Boston House, Middlesex, James Clitheroe, Esq., 45 years Colonel of the West- minster Militia, and a most active magistrate of that county. He was in his 75th year. On the; ilth instant, aged' 35 years, Mr, John Evans, late landlord of the Compass, Goat-street, Swansea. On the 12th instant, at Swansea, in the 92dyearof her age. Miss Maty Wavlow, a native of Swansea, much regretted,
CARDIFF POLICE COURT. Monday, October 11th. Before the Mayor. A man named Samuel Davis, was fined 15s. for ending toll at Roath Turnpike Gate. For a second offence he was also mulcted in a similar penalty. AT THE GAOL. Before the Mayor. John Ward and Richard Florence were charged with having stolen a basket, the property of Wm. Griffiths. The prosecutor stated on oath that he was a hatter. On the night of the 29th of September lie returned from Cowbridge fair, and placed the basket in his passage hearing a noise whilst he ab- sented himself for a moment, he went to the passage, but the basket was gone; one of the prisoners he noticed just leaving the place he followed and charged them with the robbery, which both denied. A young woman named Elizabeth Evans, alias "Wichlow, deposed to seeing Richard Florence taking the basket, and Ward was with him. Ou finding the basket contained nothing, they flung it into a pas- sage, and ran away.—Committed. The same prisoners were then charged with bur- glariously entering the dwelling-house of Mr. Edmund Sweet, and stealing various articles therefrom. Mr. Sweet deposed as follows :—I live in Lewis- street, Cardiff, and keep a grocer's shop on the 29th September I fastened up the shop as usual at night and went to bed next morning I was awoke by a mason who was going to work, and who saw a window open; I examined the shop, and found the door open, and the money-drawer was emptied a tin cannister was emptied, and about six pounds of tea gone about eight or nine pounds of tobacco were also missing the front door of the shop was not touched. A money-box, containing cash for the support of Foreign Missions, was taken away. Elizabeth Ann Sweet sworn I am sister to the last witness, and am a milliner I live with my brother the piece of velvet produced was bought by me for a customer it was taken from the house on the night of the robbery. Harriett Lyon, sworn I live in Whitmore lane; I know the prisoner Ward on the 30th Sept. he was calling to two young women I saw them after- wards drinking together Ward asked me to drink too; I declined I had heard that a house had been. broken open; I saw Morgan John, and about one o'clock I again saw Ward, who told me he had some- thing to sell, I went home; after wat-ds'Ward informed me that he had some velvet to part with I said I should like to see it first; I saw Florence frequently with Ward in the course of the day; I took the velvet and threw it carelessly on the counter, where the policeman found it. Evidence of the policeman was then taken as to the apprehension of the prisoners, and the finding tiome loose tea in their pockets. The prisoners refused to say anything in their de- fence, and were committed for trial at the Assizes. THURSDAY. Before the Mayor. Henry Harris and John Sturges were charged by laeut. Dornford with having opened the junction gate, leading from the Glamorganshire Canal to the Bute Ship Docks. The prisoner Sturges admitted having taken a spare key and opened the gate, and Harris said that he did not open the gate, but passed through in the barge. They said they were very sorry for what had been done. Lieut. Dornford said, that all the ships in the Dock might have been ruined by the circumstance. The Mayor fined the defendants 95 each, but Lieut. Dornford, in consequence of the mens' pre- vious good character, mitigated the fines to 10s each, but declared that on any future occasion he would press for the full penalty, as he was determined to prevent such occurrences in future. 0- CARDIFF GAOL REPORT. Timothy Shaw and William Barry, committed Oct 14th, by T. W. Booker and J. Hewitt, Esqrs., charged with uttering and passing base coin, to one John Thomas, of Eglwysllan, well knowing the same to be false counterfeit money. State of the Gaol. FortrialattheAssizes. 8 I For trial at the Quarter Sessions. 15 Under sentence 20 Debtors 7 Total 50
CAERPHILLY .F AIR.- This fair, which was held on Saturday last, the 9th instant, exceeded all the late fairs in the demand for store cattle of all descriptions. Every head was eagerly bought up, and fully Gd. a pound was obtained. Two-year-old steers fetched £ 12 a piece, and the eagerness to buy was quite ainusual, to be attributed probably to the great abun- dance of lattergrass, or, as some say, to tha loss from the epidemic which has so generally prevailed, and. in some places, still continues. The whitefaees were all pieked up, before even the prices of the old fashioned Glamorgans were asked. Sheep and pigs partook fully in the increase both of price & demand. We saw four hogil. the property of Mr. Lewis, of Renhouse, which were sold for £32. LANTHISSANT DISTUICT TOTAL ABSTINKNCK FESTIVAL. The above festival was held at Lantrissant, on Thursday, the 7th instant, when the various Societies consisting of Dinas. Tonyrefail, Glynogwr, Pentyrch, -Croesfaen, Newbridge, and others, marched into the 'town before ten o'clock in the morning, and proceeded towards the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, where the ipuhlic meetings during the day were heid. The Rev. William Evans, of Tonyrefail, who was .called upon to take the chair, in a very able dis- course, stated the object of the meeting The Chairman then called upon the following gentlemen to address the meeting, viz. :-N,lr. Hees liCwi*. Merthyr and the Hev. Mr. Evans, of Maindy, (Independent); the addresses were calculated to do much good. The meeting then broke up, the various societies remained in the chapel to partake of nourishing food .-and unintoxicating liquor, which was amply provided .on the occasion. At half. past one o'clock, the societies again formed tthemselves in procession, and paraded the principal parts of the town, with their banners flying in front, iLeaded by the respected ministers and advocates; the melodies of their well adapted hymns for the occasion, resounding through the whole place. They them proceeded to the chapel to hold their next meet- ing. The Rev. Chairman called upon the following gentlemen to address the crow ded audience :-First the Rev. Joshua Rees, of Cardiganshire, (Calvinistic .Methodist), who delivered a short ai d argumentative address; next, the Rev. Edward Matthews, of Pen- Jliue, (Calvinistic Methodist), his addressei; also were most impressive, and particularly adapted to Christian professors. Mr. Thomas Morgan, of Cardiff, was aext called upon-Alr. Morgan, in his usual interest- ing and humourous style, kept his audience interested for nearly three-fourths of an hour, This argumen tative address, mingled with natural humour, could mot fail to command the strictest attention. Lastly the Rev. Thomas Morris, of Cowbridge, (Baptist), briefly addressed the meeting. The meeting then closed in the usual manner. The teetotalers of the different societies partook of good tea. which was provided at the chapel, and then .separated.. At seven o'clock another meeting was held at the Aapel, when the Bevs. W. Evans and T. Morns again addressed the meeting. A great number 01 lpersounjoined theoocietv. BOROUGH OF LANTRISSENT.—At a Court Leet holden on the 10th instant, Richard Howells, Esq., of Rhiwfilan, was elected Portreeve, and Mr. Henry Rees, Sergeant at mace, for the year ensuing, and afterwards took the usual oaths and declarations be- fore R. F. Rickards, Esq., the constable of the Castle. Five persons were also presented by the jury as entitled to be admitted burgesses of the borough, who were afterwards sworn in accordingly. The dinner given by the Marquis of Bute to the officers of the court, jury, &c., afterwards took place at the George Inn. John Thomas, Esq., of Ynisplwn, the late Portreeve, was absent from indisposition. THE BBAUNIE ESTATE.—Captain Rd. Bassett, of the Royal Artillery, the present proprietor of the Beaupre Estate, is the son of Colonel Bassett, one of the Knights of Windsor, and is lineally descended from the old Glamorganshire Bassetts, of Beaupre, whose ancestors, as well as the Bassetts of Llanhithyd, came into this country with William the Conqueror. NEATH.- -IMMENSE CABBACits-A Correspondent informs us that during the last week, three very large cabbages of the drum head species, have been cut from the garden of Mr. Samuel Peters, of the King's Arms Ion. The weights were 31, 25, and 15lbs. each. CONFIRMATION AT N EA Tn.-Oo the 1st instant, the Lord Bishop of Llandaff held a Confirmation at this place,when 542 persons weie confirmed; Cadoxton Parish supplying above 298 of that number, many of them being upwards of 70 years of age; there were in the same parish upwards of 100 persons who could not from various circumstancesattend. The persons to be confirmed went to church in two different parties, olle, of them conducted by the Ilev. D. H. Griffiths, the worthy Vicar of the parish and the other, by his indefatigable Curate, the Rev. L. Edwards. The attention paid by the above named Rev. Gentlemen to the religious wants of every individual in this very ex- tensive parish, is th admiration of the neighbour- hood. On the morning of confi mation, the. large Malt house, at Cadoxton, wi« prepared lor the re- ception of those who were to proceed to church to he confi, wed, when the elegant an accomplished lady of thp Vicar, Mrs. Grffiths, dispensed substantial refreshments to the numerous body who crowded the room, and who were ighly gra-ified by the amiable and polite attention of thai lady nor were the worthy curate and his lady. (Mrs. Edwards) behind hand, in dispensing their well prepared viands, to the nume- rous applicants frum the upper part of the parish. -(F,-otit a (ort-espondeitt.)
GLAMORGANSHIRE MICHAELMAS SESSIONS, 1841. Theile Sessions will commence on Tuesday next, —the following are the minutes of business for that day:- ORDERS OF THE DAY. 1. To consider any communication from either ot her Majesty's Secretaries of State, or War, the Mouses of Parliament, or the Lord Lieutenant of the County. 2. The Clerk of the Peace to make his Annual Re- port of the state of the County Prisons, 4 Geo. IV., c. 64, s. 24. 3. The Keepers of the Prisons to make their Quarterly Reports, to deliver Copies of the Rules for Government of each Prison, and a Certificate how far such Rules have been complied with. S. 14, 21. 4. The Visiting Justices to make their Annual General Report, in writing, of the state and condition of each Prison, and of the general conduct of the prisoners, &c throughout the past year. S. 23. 5. Two or more Justices to be appointed Visitors for each Prison. S. 16. 6. The Chaplaiu's Annual Report and Journal to be laid before the Court, and signed by the Chairman. S. 30. 7. The Surgeon's Journal to be laid before the Court, and signed by the Chairman. S. 33. 8. The Quarterly Accounts of Expenditure to be produced, signed by the Visiting Justices of each Prison, to be signed by the Chairman. 9. To examine and pass all such Bills and demands on the County as shall be laid before the Court, in conformity wi'h the Rules of Court. lO. To order a County Rate for the ensuing Quarter. 11. Transcripts of the Rules of Friendly Societies transmitted to the Clerk of the Peace, to be laid before the Court for confirmation. 12. At twelve at Noon, to take into consideration the provisions of 2 and 3 Vic. c. p3. and 3 and 4 Vic. c. 88. and to order a Police Rate. 13. To receive the Report of the Committee on the proposed New Bridge instead of W y rfa Bridge. NOTICES OF MOTION FOIt NEXT SESSIONS. To.consider of a Scale of Costs, to be allowed to persons attending at Petty Sessions, in pursuance of summons, but on whom no order of filiation shall be made. To alter the Fence Months in the Rivers Ogmore and Kwenny, to the months of November, December, January, and February. To alter the Fence Months in the River Neath to December, January, February, and March. That a new Assessment, or Valuation, of the Rate- able Property in the County, f »r the purposes of the County Rate be forthwith made. To consider of the costs allowed in cases of Appeals
THE LATE ACCIDENT AT PENNYDARRAN. WORKS. We insert the following amended report of Mr. Adrian Stephens's evidence at the late inquest at Merthyr, at that gentleman's request, although we do not see that it differs in any material point from that which we furnished at the time of the enquiry — I ha'e been at Penydarran as principal engineer for fifteen months; the boiler and the tube have been in use during that period I believe they were set up three or four years ago; I last inspected the boilers and tube in question about two months age I have not done so since it was repaired I do not examine tire tube every week, but I charge Thomas Lewis, to do so. and he reports to me if he finds any- thing the matter with them; he has made no report to me,respecting this tube, since it was repaired I never considered the lube and boiler to be dangerous; I think the original construction was not very faulty; still, if I wfre to construct a new boiler, I should make the tube smaller, it would then be stronger but the heating surface would be lessened, and not so much steam would be generated; in the present case six inches of water was on the top of the tube. when the upper cock was on; the boiler is about 41 feet long, and seven leet one inch in diameter the tube is four feet two inches in diameter, and of the same length as the boiler the thickness of the tube plate is half an iueh; the shell is about the same thickness; I think it would take nearer half an hour than 15 minutps tt) evaporate the water from the top of the tube; the proper supply of water may hg prevented by the feeding apparatus getting out of order, or by the neglect of the engine tender in regulating the supply to the pump; I think had there been a defi- ciency of water, it w' u)d have produced the accident; I am persuaded it arose fiom this cause, if there were a deficient supply of water, the upp jr part of the tube would get red hot, and consequently be softened and being the weakest place, would he the first to give way to the pressure of g^eani, I think the tube would give way without the steam moying the safety valve; tiiat is if the top of the tube was allowed to become red hot a pressure of 50 lb. to the square inch would move the safety valve. The weight alluded to by John James, I took off the safety valve, because we could Jo without it-and not because 1 apprehended danger; removing the weights rather increased the safety than otherwise. Each boiler had two safety valves, each valyp vyas about four inches and ftlis diameter, and having an area of fifteen square inches. The force exerted by the steam to rupture the shell (the pressure being 50 Jbs. to the square inch) is four thousand hundred and fifty pounds per square inpb, that it; every scjuare inci. of the boiler plate composing the shell. 1 n separate or tear asundfer a square inch of the shell plate \yould require fourteen times wore force; the tube also, having a pressure of 50 lbs. per square inch, woula indicate a force of 2,500 lbs. lending to crush the material composing it. 1" H>y opinion, il a small portion only of the length ot the top of the tube be heated red hot, it would be pressed downwards but if heated throughout the whole of its length, it would be lifted, and the side would be collapsed. In the present case the top part is lifted, and the sides of the tube collapsed. I think it would require more force to crush the tubo, having water upon it, than to tear the shell covering it; the cause. of the accident was the expansive force of the steam I do not think any disproportion of the tube could have caused this accident; an extreme pressure upon the safety valve would cause an explosion we were making a new tube to supply the place of the late tube, because the tubes were so often liable to want repairs; the tube was intended for this or the other bfiilep. The jury having recommended the proprietors to giiopt signal whistles; I may here state, that Mr Thompson, gave directions a considerab!e time previ- ous to the accident, to have whistles made and put on these boilers they were nearly finished, and probably would have been put in operation at the end of the week had not the accident happened. ADHlAN STEPHENS.
DIPLOMATIC ARRANGEMENT? —It is now, we be- lieve, definitively arranged tht Lord Burghersh will succeed Lord Willia^ Russell, as Auif)9SSador at the Prussian Court. Air, Aston will remain as Minister Plenipotentiary at Madrid; and Mr. Bujwer will \ye trust, continue to perform the duties he has so lpng and so efficiently discharged as Secretary to the Em- bassy in Paris. On Monday, the 4th instant, a remarkably fine woodcock was killed in the parish of Rodry, near Caerphilly, in this county, by Mr. Richard R. Lloyd. Early as this is, it is not an uncommon occurrence, cocks having been generally first found in this neigh- bourhood for many seasons as early as in the present instance. THE CAST IRON ORNAMENTS OF BERLIN.—TH6 raw ore from which they are manufactured does not cost more than Is. 6d. per cwt., but wrought into earrings, the valne becomes £2,734 2s. 6d. per cwt., and made into shirt buttons, about L3000 per cwt. It would not be easy to point out any other metal in which art can increase the value of the raw material 40,000 fold. INCREASE OF CRIME.—We regret to stite, that in this county, crime has of late been very much on the increase, so much so that both gaols have been crowded for some time past; there are 25 prisoners for trial at the next Sessions from the lower end of the county alone, and it is presumed about the same number from the neighbourhood of Merthyr and this town. BRIDGEND REVISING COURT. Oct. 7th, 1841. (before J. Evans gsq.,) The Court opened this day, when the Parish of St, Bride's Major was called on. The overseers produced the list of objections, when it appeared nearly the whole of Lord Dunraven's tenants were objected to. by a Thomas Rhys, of PenHine. The first name on the list as objected to was our worthy Member Viscount Adair. Mr. Coke appeared in support of the Noble Lord's chim. and the other persons objected to by the Radi- cals, and Mr. Charles Redwood appeared for the Radical interest. Mr. Coke called upon Mr. Collier as a witness to support Viscount Adair's vote, which when done, Mr. Redwood seriously addressed the learned Barrister, amidst the laughter of the whole Court, and contended that Viscount Adair was not his Lordship's name, that it was merely a nick name," the real name being Edmund Edwin Quin." Mr. Coke in reply, observed that it was the first time he witnessed in the Revising Court such an attack upon the honorary title of the Aristocracy of the country, and referred the Court and Mr. Redwood to the 79th section of the Reform Act, which fully provided for the case in point. The learned Barrister over-ruled Mr. Redwood's objection, and retained his Lordship's name on the register of the county, apparently much to the dis comfiture of Mr. Redwood and his party. The result of the revision in this district we will publish in our next. We cannot finish without heg- ging our Bridgend friends to be more vigilant than they appeared to have been this year. Many votes were expunged, parties not having sent their claims in upon change of residence, though all having good votes We understand a committee was formed for this express purpose but to very little use. We speak out thus to rou-e our friends to activity. NEATH AND SWANSEA.—We are happy to say at this revising court the Conservatives got on well. At Neath, a great number of new claims were established, and at Swansea, several Radical votes were expunged the first day, amounting in number to upwards of 55, and not one Conservative expunged. The Radicals having failed to prove the service of the notices of objection. It was said the Conservative agents had sent the man who served the notices out of the way- of this we know nothing—but this we do know, that the very same man when he served notices for theCon- servatives. was taken away by one of the then agents servatives. was taken away by one of the then agents of the Radicals, and uevei made his appearance to prove the services he effected. We shall furnish a further account of these Courts in our next. CORONERS INQUEST. [Before William Davies, Esq Coroner.] An inquest was held on Wednesday last, at the Lamb and Flag, Merthyr, on view of the body of Thomas Davies, a bailer employed at the Cyfarthfa Works, who on Sunday night fell into the river Taff, and was, on Wednesday last, found below the Ply- mouth Works, near the Cethin farm. Verdict-- Found drowned." It appears the deceased, who was an old man, was intoxicated, and is supposed to have fallen into the river at Quarry Row, which is in one part exposed to the river. The deceased, who was the father of Mrs Lyndon, of the Plymouth Arms Inn, was 58 years of age, and had been employed at the Cyfarthfa Works from his childhood. The part where the deceased is supposed to have fallen in is very dangerous, and it is miraculous that more acci- dents have not occurred there considering the number of persons who are in the habit of passing that way. We earnestly call upon the proprietor of the property to have a proper fence put up, in order to prevent the recurrence of a similar catastrophe. A reward of jE2 was offered for the recovery of the body of deceased, which we are requested to state has been paid to a woman, who first discovered the corpse. An inquest was held on Wednesday last, before the same coroner, at the Owen Glyndwr public- house, Dowlais, to inquire into the circumstances attending the death of an old man, named John Simon, in the employ of the Dowlais Iron Company, who died from the effects of injuries received during a scuffle with a fellow workman, named William Lewis, between one and two o'clock on Saturday morning last. Lewis was taken into custody, to abide the result of the inquest. From the evidence pf a wjtness named David Morgan Williams, it ap- peared that deceased quarrelled with Lewis respect- ing some work which had nqt beeq properly attended to, when high words ensued, and deceased (who was described as being a very passionate man) pushed his fist in Lewis's face; it was not a blow but a push at the same time calling prisoner a thief, and making use of other obnoxious expressions. The prisoner upon this laid hold of deceased by the collar with both hands, and said, Doq't be foolish," but deceased again attempted to strike the prisoner when a most dreadful fight took place, iu the course of which deceased was thrown to the ground, and prisoner pressed his foot on the lower part of his bowels. Witness, with some diffi- culty, succeeded in separating them, when prisoner ran off to the back of the furnace. Deceased rose up and went iq search of a shovel, with which he said he would split prisoner's skull." He shortly afterwards complained to witness of being in violent pain, and said, Oil God he has killed me lie then began to get much worse, when witness and »pother »pan assisted him home, where Mr. John Russell, the liurgetin, attpndpd him but he expired on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Russell, who had made a post mortem examination, stated that he found a rupture of the small intestines, which might have been caused by a blow, or the weight of anything suddenly upon the parts. He thought that was the cause of the death of deceased. Another witness named William Jones, corroborated a great part of David Morgan William's testimony, but added that prisoner stamped with great violence upon deceased. The coroner in addressing thp jury summed up the evidence with his usual perspicuity, and said the question for them to consider was whether the pri- soner lifted his foot to do df'ceased any injury, or accidentally. From the evidence of Mr. Russell, it appeared that a rupture might take place from a very slight blow. If they thought the prisoner stamped his foot upon deceased intentionally to do him an injury, he thought it wouid amount to man- slaughter, notwithstanding the provocation received for the deceased was at the time on the ground and defenceless. The jury then retired, and after being absent a considerable time, returned with a verdict of Manslaughter." ABERGAVENNY CTMREIGYDDION SOCIFTY.-The Ninth Anniversary of this Society" will be held in October 1812.
-1,1» 1 t ■ l.'l "U > ) l" Vyeyhill Hop Fair commenced Tuesday, waggons have been bringing hops to the Hill almost daily since the 30th September. The trade in hops will, it is pxpecfed, be lively, as the quality is reported to be excellent, and the stock iq tfrp haadji of the brewers is supposed to be small. On Monday morning, the Waterman steamer took on board, at Hungerford-market, the household of Sir C- Bagot, the new Governor-General of Canada, and their baggage, with which she proceeded to Her Ma. jesty's steam-trigate Styx, at Woolwich, which is to take out Sir Charles and his suite. Mr John Thomson, corn merchant, of Leitli, has lately afforded by his conduct a sriking example of commercial integrity. Having been compelled in 1 g3, a period of great pressure in the mercantile vyorld, to suspend paymept, he wasj, by a composition made with his creditors, freed in law from all claims upon his estate. Success afterwards attended his honourable exertions to regain 'his former position, and a short time back he paid his former creditors the full amount of the debts incurred by him, although he irvigllt haye pleaded custom for declining to do so. On Prjda^ last a party pf 30 friends, including some of the principal banter^ and mprchapts pf Edinburgh and Leith, were entertained by him at dinner in the Granton Hotel, when the opportunity was taken by the company to present him with a Splendid service of plate, in testimony of their feelings of respect and kindness towards him, On one of the articles is the following inscription :Presented to John Thompson, Bsq, corn-rperchant, Leith, by the creditors on his estate in 1833, to whom, although legally and fully dlschargeø. has, after a lrse of years, paid the whole amount of the balances of their geyeral claims unliquidated on that occasion, in testi- Ipoey alike of their individual acknowledgment as of their public senpe pf his rare integrity. October the 8th, 1841."
BURGLARY.—On the night of Monday last, the Farm House, of Mr. Warder, of the Coombe, in the parish of Christchurch, was feloniously broken open The thieves effected an entrance by taking some tiles from off the roof of the house and entering from above; they got clear off, with a number of articles of wearing apparel, cheese, &c. &c.
.1' MONMOUTH FARMERS' CLUB. The Annual October Meeting of this club took place on Thursday, the 7th instant, the ploughing match being decided in a field at Wyesham. There was a large attendance of members, most of the agri- cultural gentlemen of the neighbourhood being Cresent The choice of ground having been decided y lot, the competitors to the number of thirteen, started about half-past nine o'clock, each plough having half an acre allotted. The fol!owing is a list of the names of the successful ploughmen, with the time taken by each in completing the task :— Premiums for ploughing, in the best and most work- manlike manner, half an acre of land, within four hours, with a pair of horses, without a driver:- Class t.-To the son of a farinerj Tieing a member, living with his parent-The best ploughman, t3. Award- ed to Thos Keddle. Mr. Keddle owner of plough. Performed in three hours and six minutes. The next best, £ 2. Awarded to fienry Keddle. Mr. Keddle owner of plough. Performed in three hours and six minutes. 2.-To a labourer or servant or a member—The best ploughman, £ 3. Awarded to James Williams. Mr. William Ford owner of plough. Ptrformed in two hours and seventeen minutes. 3.-To the ploughman, being the son, or servant, or labourer, of a member, under eighteen years of age -The best ploughman, £2, Awarded to Thomas Arundell. Mr. J. W. Smith owner of plough. Performed in three hours and sixteen minutes. 4.—The best ploughman in the county of Monmouth, or within twenty miles of the town of Monmouth, in the counties of Hereford or Gloucester, E5. Awarded to William Williams. Mr. George Allen owner of plough. Performed in three hours and two minutes. The next best, E2. Awarded to Thomas Davies. Thomas Davies owner of plough. Performed in three hours and twenty minutes 6.—Premium to the ploughman or workman, living with a member, for ploughing, in the best and most workmanlike manner, half an acre of land, within four hours, with not exceeding three horses, at length, £ 2. Awarded to George Griffiths. Mr. Yeomans owner of plough. Performed in two hours and fifty-four minutes. The next best, £ 1. Awarded to Thomas Vedmore. Mr. E Jones owner of plough. Performed in two hours and fifty-one minutes. Four others started. Were awarded 10s. each. Class 9.—Servitude. The two mate farm servants, or labourers, of good character, who shall have lived in the same family, or upon the same farm, the greatest number of years consecutively, not less than five years-The first prize, E2, to John Tye, 28 years in the service of Mr. John Garsed. The second ditto, XI, to William Jones, 16 years in the service of Mr. J. D. Howell, lo.-The female servant, of good character, who shall have lived in the same family, or upon the same farm, the greatest number of years consecutively, not less than five years—The first prize, X2, to Maria Lewis, six years and a half in the service of Mr. W illiam Williams. n .-To the shepherd, or other person, being the ser- vant or workman of a member, who shall have weaned and have alive on the 1st day of July, 1841, the greatesl number of lambs in proportion to the ewes put to the ram, not being less than ] 00 ewes- A prize ot X2, to John Tye, shepherd to Mr. J. Garsed, rearing 183 lambs from 180 ewes. ) 5. The occupant, of good character, being the proprietor, of the neatest and cleanest cottage and best cultivated garden, being rated at a sum not exceeding X5. gross value-A prize of X2, to Philip Williams, of Llandogo. THE DINNER. Shortly after three o'clock upwards of 70 gentlemen sat down to an excellent dinner at the Beautort Arms, John llolls, Esq., in the chair; among the company were most of the leading agricultural gentlemen of the neighbourhood and several of the most respectable tradesmen of the town. The cloth having been re- moved, and grace said by the Rev. R. Jackson, The chairman proposed The Queen," with three times three, which wall drank with enthusiasm. The chairman then gave, The Queen Dowager." —(Cheers)—" Prince Albert and the rest of the Royal Family"—(cheers)—which was followed by the "Army and Navy"—(cheers)—and "The Lord-Lieutenant of the County.—(Cheers.) Mr. Purphas, the Honorary Secretary of the Far- mers' Club, then read the report ^nd the list of prizes which had been awarded by the Judges. Mr. Purchas gave Success to the Farmers' Club" The chairman proposed The Members for the County and Borough." Mr. Clifford proposed the health of John Rolls, Esq." Air, Rolls ackqovyledgpd thp toast in appropriate terms. The chairman proposed the health of Mr. Purchas." without whose assistance the Club never would have been formed. 1\1r.. Purchas returned thanks, and said they might at any time command his services, lie then alluded to the subject of liquid manure, and begged to refer the agricultural ge'iitle,pen present to an excellent article in the Mark Lane Express of the 27th ult. In conclusion, he begged to propose His Grace the Duke of Beaufort and the liberal Landowners, who had come forward with their donations in favour of the Farmers' Club." Mr. Rolls acknowledged the toast on behalf of him- self and those gentlemen. The chairman would give them The healths of those gentlemen who had brought teams to the match, and Speed the Plough." Nine times nine. Mr. Yeomans and Mr. Charles Keddle acknow- ledged the compliment, and announced their intention of competing another year. J. Rolls, esq., then left the chair, which was taken by T. Gratrex, Esq. Mr. Purchas then gave The Judges of the day"— Mr. R. Jones, Mr. J. Brown, of Whitchurch, and Mr. Matthews, of Higga. who had given universal satis faction in their awards, which was drank with three times three. Mr. Brown returned thanks. The chairman proposed The Committee," and bore ample testimony to the excellent arrangements made by those gentlemen. Three times three. Mr. H. Williams returned thanks for himself and colleagues, and would strive for the future to merit their approbation. The successful candidates in Class I. were here introduced, and presented with their prizes by the chairman, who addressed them shortly, and concluded by proposing as a toast "The Successful Candidates," and hoped they would become competitors another year, which was acknowledged by Mr. Keddle, jun. Song—Mr. Taylor, The chairman proposed 14 The Monmouthshire Hunt." Mr. J. G. George returned thanks. Mr. Purchas gave The Agricultural Labourers of the county," which was drank with enthusiasm. Mr. Gratrex gave Success to the trade of Mon- mouth," which was acknowledged by Mr. Morgan and Mr. Burton, Ityr. Purchas gave The Royal Agricultural So- aietv of England'? Song—Mr. George. Mr. Gratrex gave' The health of Sir C. Morgan," whom he called the patron of agriculture in this county, and the father ofthe farmer, which was drunk with musical honours). Mr.Gratrex proposed ''The Press," which had been the means of diffusing benefits to agriculture. Mr. Farror acknowledged the toast in appropriate terms. The Tredegar Agricultural Society." The Unsuccessful Candidates." c. The Farmers' Wives." Mr Gratrex was obliged to leave early, and Mr.J. G. George, succeeded him in the chair, and amongst other toasts, gave the health of Mr, Parsons, who, dur- ing the past year, had kindly undertaken the otlice of li ijfariap. Mr. Parsons returned thanks. The healths of Mr. Robert Jones, Mr. Paul Morgan, Mr. Yeomans, Mr. Price, and other eminent agricut- turists, were afterwards given, and received the ap- plause they so well merited, and the menlbert3 separated Qb()ut pine o'clock, the worthy Secretary jproposipg Success tq o^r next merry meeting," which was heartily responded to. The following gentlemen were elected officers for the next year:—Mr. Robert Jones, Troy, chairman. Committee: Mr. Cullern, Mr. Paul Niorgan, Mr. H. Pride, Mr. Yarwcrth, Mr. Brown, Lewiston, Mr. Yeomans, Mr. Hy. Williams, Mr. Parsons. Banker: T. Gratrex, Esq. Librarian: Mr. Farror. Hou. See.! Mr. R. W. Purchas, DAYS OF MEETING POlt 1841-2.-November 20, Depember 1J, January 15, February 12, March 12, March 1*2, April' 9, May 7, June 4, July and August no meeting, September 3j October 1, October 13th ftfipual weetiDgf.
JBRBCKNOCK INFIRMARY.—October 11th. In. Out Patients remaining last week 6 28 Admitted siuce 1 12 In. Out. 7 40 Cured nnd Relieved 1 9 Dead 0 0 1 9 Remaining 6 31 Physician for the ensuiug week Dr Lucas. Surgeon ditto ditto. Alr Armstrong. At the Breconshire quarter sessions to be held on Monday next, there are no less than thirleen persons for trial, a number quite unprecedented at the quarter sessions of this small county happily the crimes are not marked by any particular enormity, and are of the ordinary cases of stealing. The following is a list of the prisoners:—Thomas Powell. aged 47, labourer, burglary; John Powell, aged 20, ditto, ditto; Thos. Arthur, aged 22, ditto, stealing a flock of geese; Wm. Berryman, aged 17, ditto, stealing wearing apparel Thomas Lloyd, aged 28, puddler, stealing an um- y brella Isaac Morgan, aged 32, labourer, stealing wheat; John Edwards, aged 30, miner, stealing a security for £]2; Thomas Jenkins, aged 23, tinman, stealing a watch William Thomas, aged 19, haulier, ditto John Murray, aged 21, cutler, stealing from the person William Williams, aged 20, labourer, stealing five loaves of bread; Mary Lewis, aged 37, bur- glary (out on bail); Mary Pritchard, aged 18, stealing from the person. STATE OF THE GAOF, OCTOBER 12. PrtsonersfortnatattheAssizes. 4 Ditto at Quarter Sessions 12 Ditto under sentence in the Gaol and House of Correction 35 Debtors. 9 Total. 60 ABEIIFDA.rhe much-respected Curate of this place, the Rev. II. Prichard, preached his farewell sermon on Sunday, the 19th ult., from the 8th chapter Jeremiah and the 20th verse, The harvest is past, the summer is ended and we are not saved." The sermon was most eloquent and impressive. On the following day the churchwardens waited on the Rev. Gentleman, and invited him in the name of the Parish- ioners to a public dinner, as a token of respect and esteem, for his efficient and talented services. Several of the neighbouring gentry attended. Thomas Pugh, Esq., of Blaenmilon, took the chair, supported by George Armitage, Esq., on his right. The Rev. William Powell, Vicar of Llandilo Graban, and a magistrate of the county of Radnor, acted as Vice- President. NEWSPAPER MORTALlTY,- The two Newark papers, one a Liberal and the other a Tory, have this week "given up the ghost." The latter, in noticing the death of the Newark Gazette (Mr Hitchins's paper), good humouredly remarks, It isriglit that we, who "have lived and loved together' so affectionately & so long, should slip our cables together. We could not have been happy to have left our brother behind THE CROPS AND THE MARKETS.— Our letters from the north inform us that a great deal of rain has agaiii fallen during the week, which has pre- vented any further progress being made with the harvest operations; and, in addition to a large pro- portion of the bean crop, a good many oats, and some wheat and barley, still remain in the fields, in the later districts of several northern English counties. All the corn thus exposed must, from the continued wet, have suffered extensive injury, and we fear that the deficiency in the yield of wheat will be great this may in some measure be counter- balanced by an excess in the produce of other species of gi-aii) barley, oats, and beans being universally described as abundant crops, though in part of in. ferior quality. A« regards the future range of prices, we are still of opinion that old wheat and the best dry parcels of new will become more valuable as the season advant-e-, and that notwithstanding the large quantity of foreign cleared in for consumption, further importation will be required in spring, to the extent, probably, of a million and a half of quarters. A continued rise in the price of wheat would of course have some effect on the prices of other species of corn and pulse, and we are dt po"ed to think that there is but little chance of anything receding below the present value, although the average will for some lime be kept low by the inferior quality and soft condition of the new produce.—Mark lane Express. Her Majesty still continues poorly, and her ac- couchement is hourly expected. Feargns O'Connor met the Chartists of Glasgow on Monday last. It was a very poor affair. O'Con- nor's speech was a complete failure. RIFLE BARREL MUSKETS.—The Emperor of Russia has sent an order to an armourer of Liege fqr 15,000 percussion muskets with rifle barrels, at §3f. each, for the imperial guard. These guns are to carry a ball 1,000 paces, and to be discharged, are placed on rests so light, that they are easily carried slung to the belt. A box formed in the butt end of the pieces carries the various small implements re- quired. Bavaria and other German states have sent orders for similar arms. DEATH OF Slit JOHN BAILEY.—We anuouncc with regret the decease of this venerable, and able lawyer. We have not learned the particulars or time of his death but unfortunately there can be no doubt of the melancholy event, as the City Registration Court, where his son presides, was adjourned on Monday on this account till Tuesday. He was born 1/ (\3, was made one of the judges of the Court of Kings Bench in 1808, and subsequently removed to the Court of Exchequer.-Sun. EXTRAORDINARY ELOPEMENT,—An extraordinary and singular affair has recently occurred at Middle- ton, near Manchester, and at Heywood, near Bury, which has excited considerable interest in those tmyns. At an early hour on Friday morning week, Richard Bolland, of the firm of Messrs. Bolland, Mitchell, and Co., ironfounders, Middleton, and the wife of a blacksmith, named Dewhurst, at Iloy- wood, left their homes, the former taking seven of his children, and the latter two of her own and Dewhmst:s. Bolland also took with him about £ 500 in money, and the woman E90, and two silver watches. They have been pursued to several places, and it has been discovered that they were married at Liverpool on the very day of their departure from Middleton and Heywood, Dewhurst has discovered that they sailed from Liverpool for America on Sunday week. The deeply injured wife of Bolland is the daughter of a respectable woollen cloth manu- f-,tcturer.-Boltoit Free Press. THE WELSH MINERS—We have seen a letter dated Oct. IIIth, from a young man of this city, em- ployed as a miner near Aberystwith, which states that the English employed there expect an attack from the VVelsh miners oil Saturday next, as they have threatened to drive all the Englishmen from the works. The writer and his fellow-countrymen appear to entertain very considerable apprehension for the safety of their lives, but we trust that the magistrates of the neighbourhood will have a sufficient force at band to overawe the half-civilized and uneducated men, who now threatenlhe tranouillity of South Wales —Bristol Standard.
THE CORN LAWS. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-Perl,aps some of your readers may be in- duced to communicate their opinions on the following proposition for regulating the duty on foreign corn. If the amount of duty was made to depend upon the QUANTITY of Corn imported, without reference to the PRICE of Corn in the home markets, as detailed be- low, would it not afford adequate protection, ample supply, and provide a good round sum annually for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The first 500,000 quarters imported in the year to pay a duty of 2s. 6d. per quarter,—when that quantity has arrived in this country the duty to be 5s. per quarter for all above 500,000 and not exceeding 1,000,000 quarters,— above 1,000,000 and not exceeding 1,500,000 qrs. 7s. 6d., and for all above that quantity 10s. Corn to be bonded as usual, and the duty to be paid on its being cleared for home consumption, to be determined by the date of its entry at the Custom House, and the amount of the year's importation at that date. My opinion is that a plan of this descrip- tion would meet most of the present objections to the graduated scale, by securing an annual addition to the extent of 500,000 quarters, at a low rate of duty, thereby preventing bread ever reaching a famine price—while it would, by a progressive increase of duty instead of a diminution, guard against the in- flux of an inordinate quantity in any one year. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, A FRIEND TO ALL CLASSES. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. Siit,-As you are ever ready to promulgate sug- gestions any way calculated to legally improve the condition of the working-classes of the community, (and in this case very great improvements may be effected, without the slightest cost to any employer whatever.) I presume to submit for the serious con- sideration of all whom it may concern, but especially the Iron and Coal Masters of this mineral district, (whose patronage would ensure immediate and com- plete effect to the whole affair ;) the following propo- sition for greatly ameliorating the condition of those persons who may, from illness or accident, be tie- prived, temporarily or permanently, of their usual means of living. It is at present the custom at Iron-works for a cer- tain poundage to be deducted, monthly, from each workman's wages, as contribution to a Doctor's Fund;" the aggregate of which contributions, in the Coal and Iron-trades of Monmouthshire, and Gla- morganshire, has, at a very lov computation, been estimated to amount to £25,000 a year! Now if this large appropriation of the wages of the working- classes were paid into the Fund, and a central Hospital-Staff, and Establishment formed therewith. (with necessary branches at the respective works:) for administering the best possible medical and surgical relief to all sufferers, (from either illness or accident,) from whose wages the contributions" alluded to are deducted, not only by advice, but by supplying whatever medicines, food, and attendance the res- pective patients may be in need of, I think it may be readily shewn, that a very great amelioration would take place in the couuition of the labourers and artisaqs of this populous neighbourhood- I venture to throw out this suggestion, Mr. Editor, in consequence of the dreadful accident which recently occurred at Penydarran Iron Works; an accident that will probably will render destitute many deserving men, women, and children and I do so without in the slightest degree calling in question the skill and attention of the medical men attached to the works of Merthyr, or elsewhere who, undoubtedly, have very arduous and numerous duties to perform; but, the plan now proposed, I recommend to the notice of the parties concerned on the principle that a much greater amount of good may be effected by aggregating and appropriating the workmen's contribution to the Doctor's Fund," in the manner suggested, than by any possibility can be effected by the present limited individual medical establishment at Iron and Coal Works. In addition to the direct benefits the workmen would receive from an establishment of the kind pro- posed, the collateral advantages would be both nu- merous and important; for, a very extensive garden farm, should be attached to the Central-Hospital, (which to be planted, say, in the vicinity of Cardiff, or Taaf's Well, or Cwm Rhonda:) whereby healthful employment would be provided for hundreds of in- dividuals in a convalescent, or mutilated state, for the benefit both of themselves and the establisument: and the destitute children of those persons who may have been contributors to the Hospital Fund," should be maintained, educated, and duly prepared for whatever pursuits in life they may, at a proper age, be competent to undertake: I will not, Mr. Editor, go farther into the subject at present; but should any philanthropic individuals be disposed to pursue the suggestions, I would recommend that a respectful and proper application be made to the benevolent ladies of the Iron Masters for their in- fluence in, and patronage of the affair the business would then be accomplished promptly and per- manently; for doubtless such influence and patronage would be irresistible. 1 beg to subscribe myself, sir. your obedient servant, October 8th, 1841. A SAMARITAN. —«■ —— To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian SIR-In perusing your valuable paper of the week before last, I read an account of the investigation respecting the cause of the bursting of the boiler at Penydarran Works; and on examining Thomas Lewis, as to the proportion of the tube to the boiler, a Mr. Williaiiis, an engineer at Cyfarthfa Iron Works, said, that if the tube had been half the diameter of the shell, although of the same thick- ness, it would be four times its strength. Now I do net understand why the relative strength of the shell and tube should he in the ratio of the square of their diameters. Perhaps Mr. Williams will have the go.edaess to throw a light on the subject by so doing, he will greatly oblige, Your obedient Servant, DA. YID EVANS. Dowlais Works, Oct. 13, 1841.
Reginald J. Blewitt, Esq.. M.P., has. addressed a letter to the Chanceilorof the Exchequer, in which he gives the rough outline of a plan attectin the Cur- rency and Revenue of the country. He says,- What I have to propose is, that a certain limited amount of the unfunded debt, now floating in Exchequer-bills, beariny interest, shall be kept current in Exchequer- notes ot £ 1. and £ 2 payable w ithout intereft. These notes to be issued by the Bank of England, and under the management of that estahiishment.toal parties applying tor them, in exchange tor gold and silver; which, or an equal amount of which, shall always be kept intact in the coffers of the banl¡, except in cases of urgent necessity, when the amount, or any part of it, may, by an order in Council, be lent to the bank upon security, repayable with interest at a period to be agreed upon and, in consideration of this aceoinuio- dation, the bank shall manage the issue gratuitously This scheme has the following most important points in its favour:—1. It will interfere with no existing interest. 2. It will secure a paper issue of low value, founded upon bullion to the full extent of such issue. 3. The public will have the henefit of the issue by the saving of interest on so'much of the naiional debt as will thus he kept current. 4. It will take out of the bauds of the public, and concentrate in one spot, a large amount of coin now scattered throughout the country, and thus give an available resource for assisting the Bank of England to protect itself against any sudden large demands of gold. 5. It will save the heavy expense and risk of transmitting gold and silver from place to place, and thus give the bankers, manufacturers, and others, a more convenient and economical circulating medium for small payments. û. By leaving the notes to be taken or not, at the option of the public, it removes the objection vliich must always exist to the uncontrolled issue by the government of paper money, 7. The mtes can never be depreciated while any confidence shall exist in the credit of the Bank of England or of the state itself. 8. It will keep up the value of the other Exchequer- bills.
The Belfast Vindicator states that the Pope has become a tee-totaller. The order-book of the House of Commons con- tains no fewer than forty-two notices of motions for the next session. Last week the dead body of a gentleman, who has since been ascertained to be Charles Adolphus Morris Bresier, MD. a native of Germany, and 39 years old, was found in a ditch at Kearnsey Abbey, near Dover. The deceased, it appears, had come to England, as a solace for a love affair, and is supposed to have com- mitted suicide. In the Secondaries' Court, London, on Friday, Mr. Mitford, a gentleman of ample fortune in Hampshire, recovered £ 1000 damages in an action for crim. con. against Mr Molyneux, a gentleman of noble con- nexions, for seducing the wife of the former, Lady Georgiana Mitford, daughter of Lord and Lady Ashhurnham. Mr Mittord is a cousin of Lord Redesdale. An order has been issued from tbePosttaast,,r- General to the several postmasters throughout the it country, authorising them to refuse to receive and forward any packages which apparently contain knives, scissors, or other sharp instruments of a dangerous nature, however they may be packed. The strike of the masons '-tfatoloyed at Uie Q«.W houses of Parliament has provedlo be the formrmJer of other evils of a similar nature. The masons ve employed both at the Nelson Monument, Trafalgar- square, and the New Steam Docks, Woolwich (contracts undertaken by Messrs. Grissell and Peto), sent letters to the contractors on Wednesday declara- tory of their intention to strike unless the terms of their brother masons, lately employed at the new houses of Parliament, were conceded. This was not more than the contractors anticipated, as the masons employed on each work are members of the Birming- ham Union. On Wednesday morning Mr Grissell had an interview with the masons at Trafalgar-square, which lasted nearly an hour. They had no grievance to complain of, but they belonged to the union, and they were bound to do as they were bid; this is literally all that it was in theirpower to advance. Mr Grissell explained to them the utter impossibility of acceding to their demand of the dismissal of Allen. He also explained to them the folly of their going out, seeing that the contractors would find no difficulty in getting men from the country to supply their places. He begged of them not to decide too rashly, but defer coming to a decision until Saturday, and in the mean- time they could see the heads of the union and reason with them. The result of the interview was, we believe, a determination of the unionists to quit their employment that evening unless the contractors would give up their position as masters, and consent to obey the dictates of this body of men. NEW RAILWAY SIGNALS.—A new system of signals for railroads has been invented by Mr. Hall, the managing director of the Eastern Counties Railroad, intended to supersede the red and white flags now carried and exhibited by policemen at certain distances, and which have been sometimes found inadequate to the purpose. The new signal, which Mr. Hall calls the Panel or Fan Signal" has, when put in operation, the appearance of an upright post of about twelve feet high, surmounted by a piece of woodwork resembling in shape that of a closed fan. Where they both join is a strong iron framework. In the upper woodwork three panels are encased, which are worked by machinery, and when brought down to the iron framework 'before described, assume the appearance of a crimson quad- rant of a span sufficient to be visible in a straight line for two miles. When a train is due to start, the three panels are lowered. As soon as it has started and reached the signal, the man in charge of it sets in motion a piece of machinery, which gradually works up the three panels in fifteen minutes, and the signal at the end of that time presents its original appearance. By this arrangement engine-drivers will be able accurately to calculate the time which has elapsed since a train has passed one panel in- dicating five minutes, two ten, and three a quarter of an hour. The new signal will in a few days be put in operation on the Eastern Counties Railway. HOBIIOUSE'S BANK.—In our Court of Requests on Tuesday, there occurred two cases which may be of interest to the commercial public. They were actions brought to recover the value of two £ 5 notes of the above bank, which our readers are aware stopped payment on Friday, the 17th ult. The first was that of the West of England Bank, against a private soldier of Marines, who changed a jE5 note at the West of England Bank on Thursday, at two o'clock, the day previous to the stoppage of the Bath bank. The facts were clearly proved, and the learned assessor, Mr. A. Palmer, thus laid down the law on the subject:—"The law is this—that the bank at Bristol were not bound to send the note to the Bath bank until the time at which it is usual for the bankers to exchange their paper. In this case they did not send the note to Hobhouse's bank till the Friday morning, when the bank did not open. Due diligence must be used by the person taking the note and when a person goes to a bank to change a note, he understands that the bank to which he goes uses due and ordinary diligence according to the custom of banking. That custom is here to send at the close of the day to Bath the paper taken during the day, to exchange. If the banker omits to do that,lhe holds it at his own risk. The soldier passes the note at the West of England Bank on Thursday, at two o'clock. On the same day, accord- ing to custom, the note is duly forwarded to Bath but as the note does not arrive till after banking hours, it was impossible to obtain payment of it that day. When the note was taken to be presented the first thing on Friday morning, the bank was not open. It was not the duty of the Bristol bank every moment or every hour they received Bath paper to send a messenger to Bath with it, but, according to the custom, at the end of the day, after the bank has dosed, which had been done. It would be monstrously absurd if such a rule was laid down as suggested, that the bank in Britsol should send over to Bath every time they received Bath paper. They might receive Bath paper every quarter of an hour, and it would be a most unquestionable absurdity to suppose that they were called upon to send to Bath upon every occasion. It appeared, therefore, that due diligence had been used by the Bristol bank, and if the commissioners were satisfied on the facts, a verdict must be given for the plaintiff." The com- missioners expressed themselves satisfied, and gave their decision in favour of the plaintiff for the amount claimed. The other case was that of a gentleman, named Capel, against Silk, the di iver and proprietor of one of the Bath coaches. The plaintiff averred that he received the note from Silk on the Thursday, at three o'clock, and the assessor said if such was the case, Silk was clearly liable, and must make good the loss. Silk, however, denied passing the note at all, and as it appeared that the note had passed through several hands, and the requisite witnesses not being in attendance, the further con- sideration of the case was adj jurned till Thursday, the next court-day.-Bristol Times. EXTENSIVE ROBBKKY OF JEWELLERY, PLATE, &c.-On Saturday, Mr. R. Thelwell, lately carrying on a most extensive business as jeweller and silver- smith in St. Ann's Square, Manchester, was brought before the borough magistrates, Messrs. Maude, Wal- ker, and Armitage, on suspicion of being concerned in a very serious robbery, which was committed on his premises about seven weeks ago, when property to the amount of X9,000 was stolen. A man named William Moobay was placed in the dock along with him, who had been employed as a porter in the esta- blishment. Owing to the singular nature of the charge, and the amount of property in question, the case excited the utmost interest, and the Court was crowded to excess. Mr. Thelwell was some time ago made a bankrupt, and the robbery had been committed at the time the assignees were in possession of the property, and when the bankrupt you his friends were in treaty for he purchase of it. The magistrates consulted, and then said that, without expressing any opinion as to the probability of his being implicated, and thereby affecting his character, they felt bound to call on him to find two suretios, in £1,OOJ each, for his appearance on that day -week. Moobay was also requited to find sureties for his appearance on the same day, when the parties in Ire- land, whose evidence has led to this disclosure, will be brought forward. l'olSONING.-An a(rocious case of poisoning oc- curred on the 25th ult., at Amptbil, in Bedfordshire, by which a young lady lost her life. It appeared that she partook of a cake into which some malic ,ows person had put arsellic Two servants of thefaimly were taken into custody, but were discharged for w ant of evidence. The jury who sat on the body i.eturned the following verdict: That the deceased, Miss Mary Ann Crouch, on the 27th of September last, died from tire effects of poison through eating a cake in which soda was used instead of yeast, whio, soda contained arsenic wilfully and maliciously "iJUt into tne srttue by some person or persons uuko own for the purpose of destroying life." 1 w o com doetois, narked Rembrand, arid Now- man, been comruitted to Northlea.ch Gaol for fourteen days, as impostors. It appeared, that they wre 111 the habit of showing little bits of bristle, as the corns which they extracted from. the. feet of their eachS' aUd f°r Which they receixed shillings Or COLONEL IELi.iq.-The death of Col. Ellis, 60th, is thus recorded in a Kingstor (Jamaica) it is our painful duty to anr lounce the demise of the Hon. Augustus F: Ellis, Colonel of the nrl battalion of the 6th Rifles, an d a son of Lord Seaford, a large proprietor of est ates in this island. Colonel Uis fell a sacrifice te- his anxiety and exertions for those brave men w&a Were under his command, and for whom he cute real ned a feeling of almost, parental regard. Our readier, j have heard of the dreadful mortality which ha& xis\ted this noble corps since its arrival here. On the sensitive mind of Colonel Ellis it had a powerful effect. He saw his men fall daily before him and death making awful havoc among those in whose welfare he felt a deep interest. Anxiety, added to the enerv*tin^ influence of an exceedingly warm and unhealthy season, predisposed him for the disease, which nrovP.l fatal." The 00th Rifles have lost three Lieutenant Colonels by death within the last few months. A private letter from Paris states, that the couchemeutof the ex-Queen Regent of S-Par, ft place in that city about a fortnight sine-' u Majesty and her infant (a boy) were do:.De •„il „„ j' the care of Ler former professional at ieLl/i n C«Mlo K„. ,„,1 j. 5h. k.d beef moned to Paris for the occasior.. rr,pl';iYa'<; a^o^ce that che French Govern- R"Jal G»"d' '•VCr- ,ff?l,™ nr men 5? wade an attempt to enrry bv the H*dh ?-een' key were, however, resisted by the Halberdiers and other troops, and after a sanguinary cpnflict compelled to fly"
CARDIFF MKCHANICS' INSTITUTE.—On Wednesday last the members of this Institution met at their New Rooms, near the Town-hall, for the purpose of electing officers, &c. for the year. Among those elected we are happy to see the names of Whitlock Kichol, Esq., as president, and Messrs. Jonas Wat- son and Vachell, vice-presidents. The rooms will, we understand be opened to the members on Mon- day next. We had intended to give a brief notice of Mr. Price's lecture, but are compelled to omit it for the present. The Anniversary Sermons of the Societies for the promoting Christian Knowledge, and for the propa- gation of the Gospel in Foreign parts, will be preached in St. John's Church, Cardiff, on Sunday morning next, by the Rev. Thomas Stacey, M.A. The Right Hon. Sir William Rae, M. P. for the county of Bute, Lord Advocate for Scotland, passed through Cardiff on Tuesday last, when, with his Bccretary, he visited the Castle and grounds, and also the Bute Docks, and appeared much gratified with the busy scene there, and the magnificence of the undertaking. On Monday, the 11th inst., at a Petty Sessions held by adjournment for the Hundred of Dynas Powis, William Jenkins, farmer, of the Crossway farm, near Boulston, was convicted in the penalty of £ 5. for cutting down trees on the property of the Rev. Dr. Lisle, of St. Fagans. We beg to call the attention of our readers to an advertisement of the Anniversary Meeting of the Society "'r the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, which appears in our first page. The meeting will be held at Cowbridge on the 26th iust., and we have no doubt will be very numerously attended. We have much pleasure in informing our readers that the Anniversary of the Cowbridge District Com- mittee of the Society for Promoting Christian Know- ledge, will be held at the Town-hall, Cowbridge, on Friday, the 26th inst.—(See Adv.)