iCtomnotttHgftfre. SHERIFF'S COURT—WESTGATE INN, NEWPORT [Before A. WADDINGTON, Esq.] Jones v. Roberts. This was an action brought to recover the sum of £2. 10s. 4d., claimed by the plaintiff for certain iron work done to the bed of a waggon. Plaintiff is a blacksmith, living at Pontypool, and the defendant is a wheelwright at Lantarnam. It appeared from the evidence that in the year 1840, a Mr. Morgan, the farming bailiff to T. Prothero, Esq., em- ployed the defendant to make a new bed to a waggon, and agreed to pay £8. for the job complete defendant, how- ever, afterwards charged him £10., which he paid. The plaintiff was employed. to do the iron work, and it was admitted that he had done his work properly, the only quea- tion was who was to pay The defence attemptod to be set up was, that Mr. Morgan, ordered the iron work, and employed the plaintiff. Mr. Morgan flatly denied this, and the jury, without a'moment's hesitation; returned a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount claimed, £2. 10s. 4d. Attorney for the plaintiff, Mr. Frederick Webb for the defendant, Mr. Thos. Woollett. NEWPORT POLICE,—MONDAY, MARCH 27. [Present: The Mayor, T. Prothero, T. Hughes, Wm. Brewer, and T. Hawkins, Esqrs.] ASSAULT. Michael Power, charged with assaulting Thomas Ford, was discharged, and Thomas Ford, who is a frequent visitor at the bar," and a troublesome customer to his worship, was committed to the care of Mr. Merrett, at Usk, for one month, for refusing and neglecting to maintain his wife and family. RIOT. Gloster Overton, was placed at the bar charged with a riot. Mr. T. G. Phillpotts, appeared for the prosecution. The circumstances were rather strange. The wife of Frederick Eyres, the prosecutor, keeps a straw and bonnet shop in Commercial-streetr The prisoner called there and sold them some" flowers," (artificials of course). On passing the window on Friday evening, he saw a lot *of flowers in the window that he claimed as his property, alleging that he had never sold them to prosecutor. He entered the shop and protested that he would not leave it, without the value of, or the goods. A crowd assembled, and a warrant was obtained against the prisoner for riot. Mr. Prothero was of opinion that there was no riot, the prisoner was not shewn to have gone there in company with two other persons the other magistrates concurred, and the prisoner was discharged. The bench enquired if he wished to prefer any charge against Mr. Eyres. He said not, and the mayor told Mr. Eyres that he left the court without any imputation on his character. Samuel Voyes, Wm. Brown, and tVm. James, for ab- senting themselves from their ship after signing articles, were fined eight days' wages each. POOR RATES. Edward Dowling, Henry Clapperton, and Wm. Clark, Overseers of the Borough of Newport, were summoned by Mr. Cornelius Evans, the collector appointed under the Municipal Act, requiring them to pay the sum of £604. 5s. into the Borough fund. Mr. T. G. Phillpotts, appeared on behalf of the overseers, and objected to the information, on the ground that it did not negative the fact of the council having sufficient funds in hand, which it was necessary in law to be. Mr. Woollett appeared in support of the information, and a long, dull, uninteresting argument took place upon points of law, c., and the cqmplainant was dismissed, it appear- ing that the necessary preliminaries had not been complied with.
USK. SHEEP STEALING.—On Thursday night, the 16th March, a fine fat sheep was stolen from a field uear U sk, the property of Thomas Reece, Esq., and on the 23rd two fat sheep were also stolen from a field near Usk, the property of Mr. Wil- liams, Hendre Farm, Lanbaddock. No clue has. yet been qbtajned to the apprehension of the offenders., MALICIOUS DAMAGE,—On Friday night, the 24th March, some evil disposed person er persons wilfully threw a stone through the window of Mr. D. E. Partridge, solicitor, Usk. We understand a reward of 10Z. has been offered to any per- son who will give such information as will lead to the con- viction of the offender or offenders. On Saturday night last, as Messrs. Lewis and Williams were returning to Usk, they were attacked by five men, near Irostrey, who knocked them down and brutally ill-treated them. No clue has yet been obtained in either case. RESUMPTION OF WORK BY THE MONMOUTHSHIRE COL- LIERS.- We have much pleasure in being able to announce that the colliers of Monmouthshire have again resumed their work, the matters in difference between themselves andjtheir employers being amicably arranged. Coal in con- sequence is being brought down to Newport in con- siderable quantities. To the numerous labourers on the wharfs this must be cheerful intelligence, as, since the turn out on the hills, they have been quite out of work.
An account of COAL and IRON brought down the Mon- mouthshire Canal Company's Tram-roads and Canal, from the 20th to the 27th March. 1843, _H- n ono Tram Road. Canal. COAL. ———-——- -——— TonSi Cwt. Tons. Thomas 491 12 75 Thomas Prothero 1396 1 100 Martin Morrison 200 Rock Coal Company Rosser Thomas & Co. 1204 2 Thomas Phillips & Son 32 1 W. S. Cartwright 131 15 Penllwyn Coal Company. James Poole, Jun 26H 7 o' Joseph Latch & Co 39 19 Tredegar Coal Company. G68 4 Latch and 0 0 John Russell & Co 80 18 Joseph Jones. 25 10 John Jones. 428 18 Roger Lewis 55 7 Joseph Beaumont. Benjamin Young R. J, Blewitt. 150 Mon. Iron and Coal Company o. John Vipond Richard Morrison 250 James Treasure R. Thomas Pentwyn and Golynos Company.. Ryce Davies 339 19 H. PhilUgs Rosser Williams 22 Tram Road. I CpLilal, IRON. -———— Tons. CWt. Tons. Cwt. Tredegar Iron Company t. 370 lQ t Rhymney Iron Company. 500 5 J. Harford, Davies, and Co. 191 19 Cwmcelyn and Blaina Co. í Coalbrook Vale Ebbw Vale Co I From t;iindry Worki; 1263 10
BRECONSHIRE LENT ASSIZES. [Before Mr. Justice Maule.] The pressure on our space this week prevents us from giving more than the name and offence of each prisoner, with the result. William Phillips, alias" Thomas Jones," 19, painter, charged with Stealing t\yp silk handkerchiefs, the property of Mary Davies, in the borough of Brecon also charged with stealing a silver cup, silver plate, surplice, and a com- munion table cover, the property of the parishioners. For the first offence a true bill was found, but the charge was not prosecuted. A previous conviction having been recorded and proved by Mr. Woods, governor of the county gaol at Cardiff, which took place at the Epiphany Quarter Sessions, J842, in the county of Glamorgan. Ten el4"l' transportation. John Jones, 40, labourer, charged with stealing JE85 in bank notes, of the moneys of Thomas Rogers. Seven years' transportation. James Crichton, alias Crayton," 17, labourer, charged with stealing certain articles of wearing apparel. Eight calendar months' hard labor. Thomas Waters, 22, mason, and Joseph Adams, 23, tailor, were charged with assaulting Hannah Jenkins, in the parish of St. John, Brecon. found guilty of IJ. assault six cal- endar months' imprisonment. John Holl, 46, labourer, charged with stealing sheep, the property of Rebecca Jones, at the parish of Cwmdu. Ten years' transportation. Thomas Williams, 39, and James Williams, 13, labourers, charged with stealing one feather bed, one bolster, two blankets, and two quilts, the property of Clement Probert. Thomas Williams, an old offender, ten years' transportation. The othpr was acquitted. John Casson, 19, moulder, and Samuel Price, 20, engi- neer, charged with stealing six half-crowns, one calico purse, value. sixpence, also a security for payment of 99, from the person of Roger Morgans, in the borough of Brecon. Bills ignored. Catherine Bowen, 28, cook, charged with murdering her female bastard child, at the parish of Talachddu. Acquitted of the murder, but found guilty of concealing the birth. Six calendar months' hard labor. Mary Pritchard, 22, servant, charged with stealing two sovereigns, a flannel petticoat, and a child'a frock, of the moneys, goods, and chattels, of the property of Evan Williams, of the parish of Llanthetty. Acquitted. Francis Morgan, 40, Thomas Poulton, 22, hauliers, and Richard Lloyd, 21, miner, charged with stealing two cock fowls, two hen fowls, two ducks, and one drake, the property of Abraham Williams, The two former, eight calendar months' hard labor, the latter was admitted as evidence for the crown. Samuel Powell, 14, labourer, charged with stealing one shilling, and a quantity of peppermint drops, value twopence, the property of William Jones. Acquitted. William Powell, 18, labourer, charged with stealing one flannel shirt, the property of William Edwards. Three cal- endar months' hard labor. Alexander Lewis, labourer, charged with stealing one bolster, the property of Thomas Williams. Four calendar months' hard labor. Charles Davies, 36, groom, charged with unlawfully ob- taining one sovereign, from William Williams, by means of false pretences. Bill ignored. William Thomas, shepherd, charged with stealing two sheep, the property of William Powell. Acquitted. Samuel Jones, 69, farmer, charged with forgery. Acquitted. DEATH OF THE EARL OF ABERGAVENNY.—Tuesda morning the melancholy intelligence of the death of the Earl of Abergavenny was received at his Lordship's mansion in Berkeley-square, from Eridge Castle, near Tunbridge- wells. The mournful event took place at an early hour on Monday morning. The noble Earl had been for some consi- derable time past gradually sinking under the infirmities consequent on his extreme old age, having entered his 89th year on the 22d ult. Last week symptoms made their ap- pearance, from which it was evident he was rapidly ap- proaching his dissolution. The deceased, Henry Nevill, Earl of Abergavenny, Viscount Nevill and Baron Aberga- venny in the Peerage of Great Britain, who was born 22d of Feb., 17:65, was eldest son of George, first Earl, whom he succeeded the 10th of September, 1785. He married the 3d of October, 1781, Mary, only child of Mr. John Robinson, many years Secretary to the Treasury, who died in October, 1796, by whom he had issue four sons and two daughters. His two youngest sons alone survive their venerable father, namely, John Viscount Nevill, (who succeeds to the family honours and estates,) born the 25th of December, 1789, in holy orders and unmarried; and the Hon. and Rev. William Nevill, born the 98th of June, 1792, and married to Miss Carolina Leeke, second daughter of the late Ralph Leeke, Esq., the 7th of September, 1824, by whom he has a youth- ful family. The deceased Earl was a Knight of the Thistle, being the senior khight of that "most ancient and most noble order," with the exception of the Earl of Cathcart and Earl of Aberdeen. The vacant ribbon becomes at the dis- posal of the Premier. The late Peer was Recorder of Har- wich, and- for many years held the office of Patent Inspector of Prosecutions at the Custom-house, for the loss of which office he enjoyed a pension of jE 1,545. The "Nevilles" or "Nevills," in point of antiquity and former feudal power, are probably one of the most illustrious houses in the peerage. i
INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS.-MARCH 21. (The President in the Chair.) After giving, in continuation of the discussion of the last meeting,, some very interesting details of the power exerted by horses in performing certain work, the first paper read was a description by Mr. S. C. Kreeft, graduate, of the furnaces at the Butterley Iron Works, and the barrow used for filling them. The applieation of the pointed Egyptian arch to avoid the effects of expeansion and contraction by heat and the iegenious 5e of tho self weighing barrow, with its moyeahle bottom to distribute the materials equally in the furnace, were highly approved by the meeting.
ETYMOLOGY. To the Editor of the Advertiser at&d Guardian. giit,-My grateful acknowledgments are due, and I hereby offer them, to Vigil" and Philomathes," for the ready kindness with which they have complied with my request. Since my first letter was sent to your columns, I have met with the word CORVISER in Skinner's Etymologicon Ling. Ang., in the 4th Division of his work, relating to Old English words. It may be satisfactory to your readers to have the full extract before them. CORVISER, Tom quse mihi in solo, Diet. AWI. oec-urrit, a Fr. G., cuir, Corium; & Fort. Faiseur, FACTOR q,d, Corii Concinnator." If, with this aiathai-ity, I should interpret the word to mean Currier rather than Cobbler, I should be somewhat raising its standard, and, perhaps, more accurately represent its signification. The word Currier, in common with Tailor, Butcher, Carpenter, and many others, is from the French, at the French generally is from the Latin. And though it is true, that Bibles are now so cheap, that every son of Crispin may, with ease, be possessed of a copy yet, even now, and still more towards the middle of the last century, subrcribers to a handsome Folio Bible (and to such, in many instances, I first observed the term to apply), would more readily bj found among the CURRIIRS than among the COBBLERS, j I remain, Sir, Your faithful Servant, March 25, 1845, PHILOLOGUS. [We are glad to insert a third translation of the Monza inscription, with a suitable moral.] To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. What was, or is, or shall be, each e'en in its birth-hour flies, What profit then in gifts like these which perish as they rise A show of blossom to the hope, without a flower they die, And mixed in one promiscuous tomb-pastv present, future; lie. REFLECTION. TItou thoughtless man is this thy cteed, oh turn thy Bible o'er, And find the reckoning each must pay* when Time shall be no nwrg- What tvasi and is-and is to be, shall prove but talents lent, And swell a tast amount of trust, improved, or else mispent. Revelation. -0#0- To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. I hope you will acquit me of a desire to occupy your space with critical discussions connected with the Poets Corner" of your paper; but the bold impudence of your correspont, J. IV. C., of Bridgend, perhaps, entitle him to an attention, which most certainly his literary taste and talent do not merit. Indeed the style of J.W.C.'s" letter so conclusively settles the question, as far as he is concerned, of the authorship of the verses which he claims to have written, that you might well have been spared any further trouble. J I enclose you, however, a copy of the Lines to the Evening Wind," as extracted from a London edition of Bryant's poems, published in 1841, You may consider it worth while to republish them, as they possess more than average merit; and as the copy transmitted to you by M JtW.C." was disfigured by mistakes, caused either by his ignorance or by the inattention of your devil. I leave this point to he settled by" J.W.C." and the said devil. J,W,C,'s" adoption of my ironical explanation of a coincidence" in the language of two poems of some forty lines in length, in which (mistakes excepted) every wd U the same, is too absurd even to be ridiculous i and I willingly decline the minute labour of breaking abutterflv upon a wheel." You will peTceiTe that the conception of the poem is, essentially, American. The poet imagines the breese tra- Telling all day over the Atlantic Ocean, and diffusing at evening on the eastern shores of the American continent, the freshness it has gathered in its course over the waves. He tracks its progress through the forests and over the lakes of the interior, and finally consigns it to the Pacific, laden with the scents of the plants and flowers over which it has swept, and inspiring the home-sick mariner with thoughts of rustling leaf and running stream." I have ventured on this piece o.f criticism not for the su- perfluous purpose of proving « J.W.GV to have sailed with me under the Black Flat?," but that I mi^ht atone, in for this intrusion upon your columns, by calling the attention of your readers to an elegant Trans-Atlantic poem. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, A PIRATE.
TO THE EVENING WIND. Spirit that breathest through my lattice, thou That cool'st the twilight of the sultry day, Gratefully flows thy freshness round my brow; Thou hast been out upon the deep at play, Ridiug all day the wild blue waves till now, Roughening their crests, and scattering high their spray, And swelling the white sail, I welcome the* To the scorched land, thou wanderer of the sea! Nor I alone—a thousand bosoms round Inhale thee in the fulness of delight; And languid forms rise up, and pulses bound Livelier, at coming of the wind of night; And languishing to hear thy grateful sound, Lies the vast inland stretch'd beyond the sight. Go forth, into the gathering shade; go forth, God's blessing breathed upon the fainting earth Go, rock the little wood-bird in his nest, Curl the still waters, bright with stars, arouse The wide, old wood from his majestic rest, Summoning from the innumerable boughs The strange, deep harmonies that haunt his breast: Pleasant shall be thy way where meekly bows The shutting flower, and darkling waters pass, And 'twixt the o'ershadowing branches and the grass. The faint, old man shall lean his silver head To feel thee; thou shalt kiss the child asleep, And dry the moisten'd curls that o'erspread His temples, while his breathing grows more deep' And they who stand about the sick man's bed, Shall joy to listen to thy distant sweep, And softly part his curtains to allow Thy visit, grateful to his burning brow, Go—but the circle of eternal change Which is the life of nature, shall restore, With sounds and scents from all thy mighty range, Thee to thy birth-place of the deep once more Sweet odours in the sea-air, sweet and strange' Shall tell the home-sick mariner of the shore; And listening to thy murmur, he shall deem He hears the rustling leaf and running stream. W. C. BRYIKT. 1B21. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SlR,- It seems by your Journal of the 18th instant, that Boviensis Alumnus received FIVE translations of the in- scription at Monza. He has published in your paper of the above date two translations. Will he have the kindness, you lending him your useful and well filled columns, to publish the remainder 1 If he would do so he would oblige many, especially his and your very obedient servant, QUONDAM ALUMNUS. [We have no room for all the Translations but our Cor- respondent will find a very elegant one in the paper of this day, with a mot-al which Boviensis Alumnus" senttoas, because he "considered that. the Latin inscription, though pure in diction, was heathenish in sentiment,-Ed. A. &G.J
THE NEW TURNPIKE BILL. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-Your correspondent L" is quite correct when he states that the Turnpike Bill now in Parliament is satis- factory to the creditors,—I wish it were equally so to the rate-payers in those parishes through which the turnpike road passes. It proposes that upon the application of any deed poll holder a receiver should be appointed to whom all the revenue is to be paid, and after discharging the cost of sollection, the remainder is to be divided pro. ratio. amongst all the mortgagees until the whole debt is extinguished, leaving the roads to be repaired by the fhffm-ettt parishes which will be a most grievous burthen upon the occupiers of land. Those parishes which may have 3, 4, or 5 miles of Turnpike Road, will find it a serious matter to be called upon to pay £ 40. or E50. a mile for their repair, and they should loose no time in opposing the enactment of such a measure. I am, Sir, years, &c., '• A RATE-PAYER. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-Will you have the kindness to allow me a comer in your paper to thank D. G. Owen, Esq., surgeon, for gratu- itously curing my leg! It was fractured at Aberdare Works in June, 1841, and I was under the surgical care of the medical men of the works for 17 months, and they wanted to take off, wich I refwd. I then tried a public institution for two months, but as I again refused to have it taken off, I came to Merthyr, and suffered the greatest pain. In August last, I had made up mind to go to Aberdare to have it taken off, but I showed it to Mr. Owen, who, with J. S. Evans, Esq., surgeon, made the operation by sawing parts of the bones, I am now enjoying good health, my leg sound, and I can walk with ease. I do not blame other doctors, but I feel called upon to thank Mr. Owen publicly, and you, Sir, for inserting this in your paper. I am, Sir, Yours, obliged, THOMAS JONES, Labourer. Merthyr, March 25, 1843. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-As the Editor of a Paper such as yours, has the enviable privilege of encouraging the progress of taste and good feeling, as well by commending it when demonstrated, as by i-eprobatinew, the reverse. I trust you will consider the contents of this letter as worthy of a place in your columns, for the purpose of making known a report which has reached me from a creditable source—if it is false, I trust it will be contradicted on undeniahle authority-if true, its publication may act as a warning to others. It is said that that most magnificent specimen of vegetable life, the ancient Yew tree in the church-yard of Llanffoist, near Abergavenny, is strip- ped of all those majestic limbs which adorned a trunk which is said to have numbered a thousand years, and which not only from its antiquity had become an object of interest to tourists and antiquaries, but from its beauty had attracted artists, ag a rare study for their pencil. It is said that this venerable yet vigorous tree, which is supposed to be the largest in South Wales if not in Great Britain, is now a per- fect monument of the barbarity of some unhuman mortal- I say unhuman, inasmuch as my informant was ignorant of tlw author of this outrage on every feeling of humanity and taste, whether as regarded despoiling the ancient ornament of an anoient church-yard of its wide sDreading branches, which have for centuries overcanopied the graves underneath, or with respect to that utter contempt for all taste, which could destroy so beautiful as well as curious an object. The Llanffoist Yew tree has been celebrated for centuries, as a living specimen of what a Yew can attain, both as to size and graceful outline-and now it appears that its visiters will bring back from a pilgrimage to it, nothing but disgust and itidignation, as it stands like a gigantic eabbage stump, stripped and mutilated Possibly some of your readers may be able to state whether destroying trees in consecrated ground is 4ot a species of sacrilege, and punishable by law 1 am, sir, your obedient humble servant, A CONSTANT READER. P. S. It is hoped and expected that the Incumbent of Llanffoist will bring the miscreant depredators to justice shortly, if (as it il.impossible to believe) they acted without order*. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. losTORTTheArD GOOD MR. EDITOR,-I am in amazement lost. The Commissioners for the improvement of this loja! and ancient borough" have set us all on the gape, skill ^fa Caeir5arC' t Peniied with all the beauty and he Town ST' LaS b6en iS8Ued» convening a meeting at not ZX/mP J' r thu PUrp°Se Mr. Editorfdo v^s 7 PurP°se °f "rovoking a post"— T' V. AND truly, to revoke a poor post. T *°Ug ln Tain for ar> explanation, and when I ask vou e er MrT^ Mu^ and Joe Did you e\er, Mr. Editor. As all my fellow-townsmen are in the same predicament as myself, perhaps, kind sir, you will I and^ome ofemvTe "Ik llttleuhelP to unr*»el this mystery! at the fountain °"rs have sought for imformation fnrtJip knowledge at the Town-hall, but the Ind untn 6 g° m0r! m>sterious does the matter appear and until you, my good sir, will spare some of your minutes to assist us we, like the learned Commissioners, must remain in ignorance. saw tWh "LUSt add, that the other evening me thonght I John, TrS»- 1>^r. Llndley Murray's Grammar and Johnson s Dictionary flying up and down the neighbourhood Of the poor post, crying °Ut~" T° what sad uses are we COme at last." I am, Mr. Editor, ) Newport, March 30, 1843. FUSBOS. To the Chaplain of the Most Honorable and Loyal Society of Ancient Britons, Gray's Inn Road, London. REV. SIR,-I have taken the honor of presenting to you the compliments of a young society established in this City, by the name of the « St. David's Benevolent Society of the Cities of New York and Brooklyn." The ostensible and avowed object of this organization, is to afford pecuniary relief so far as its funds will permit, to Welshmen and their immediate descendants, whose indigent circumstances and good character, shall recommend them as fit objects for the exercise of its humanity and benevolent. Tt ic ..nnmnta,1 that there are at least 5,000 Welshmen residing in these cities, a very considerable number of whom occupy the humblest condition of our civilized species. This considera- tion induced a few philanthropic souls, in 1841, to organize- the society in the name of which I have now the honor of writing. Since the formation of this society, the importance at establishing m connection with it, an institution of » literary character was suggested, and of maintaining beneath its auspices a correspondence with kindred institutions in Britain and elsewhere, with a view to obtain every useful information respecting the History of Wales and her people, to cultivate a national sympathy, to cherish social relations amongst people of the same stock and language, and in every way promote general improvements, especially in Welsh Literature. Several of the members of this society, have for some years viewed with peculiar interest the high character of your laudable institutions, and the beneficial inffuence which it exhorts on the youths of our nations residing in that great Metropolis, and are thereby induced to seek a more intimate acquaintance with the plans of its operation and details, with a view to assist and facilitate their own efforts. It is hoped that the directors of your honorable institution will reciprocate with kindness the sentiments herein expressed, and furnish what information they may be able on the present state of Welsh Literture, and, particularly, the mode and extent of your own valuable institution. I have the pleasure of transmitting for you a paper can- taining a full account of our festival on St. David's Day last year, and when that auspicious day shall have passed this year, I shall deem it still my pleasure to commuuicate the result in the same manner. With all the emotions and fervency of a true Welshman, I beg, Rev. Sir, To inscribe myself, on behalf of the Society, Yours faithfully, DANIEL L. JONES, In the absence of Wm. J. Williams, Corresponding Secretary, From the list of premiums awarded by the American Insti- tute, Oct. 1842, "Daniel L. Jones, 499, Pearl-street, for an improvement on the Cambrian Harp Silver Medal." New York, January 30, 1843.
THE ECCLESIASTICAL COURTS' BILL. The Incorporated Law Society have petitioned the Hoose of Commons on the subject of the above Bill. Among other suggestions are the following That The Law as to Civil Rights should be administered in the Courts of Law and Equity. That The distinction between the Law relating to Wills or Real and Personal Estate, is objectionable. That Courts for trying One Class of Rights are most objectionable. That 11 The Court of Chancery and other Queen's Courts should be charged with the Civil business of Doctors' Commons. That The Admiralty Court is left untouched by the proposed Bill. that Exclusive practitioners should not Be h.pL up 111 any Court, the effects of such practice being prejudicial to suitors. That Dissenters should not be excluded from practising in matters unconnected with the affairs of the Church. That Surrogates and Special Commissioners-should not be Clergymen. That Injustice would be done to Country Proctors by the Bill. J 3 That The Report of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners has been disregarded as to places of Deposit for Wills, and in proviso as to L300 Probates therein. And they pray, That the Honourable House will cause the said Bill to be carefully considered, and amended With reference to the matters hereinbefore stated, and to the bearings of the measure on the general administration of the Law." .ø. At the consecration of the new Chapel Royal at Bucking- ham Palace, on Saturday last, the sentence was read by the Right Hon. John Nicholl, Vicar-General, by direction of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury.
lairtbo, fttarriagrs, anti Deatbo. BIRTHS. March 24, in Eaton Place, Belgrave Square, the Vis- countess Emlyn, of a daughter. March 29, Mrs. John Jenkins, of the George Inn, Lantrissent of a son. March 24, at Clifton, the lady of Daniel Tighe, Esq., of a. daughter. On the 27th ult., the wife of Mr. Jenkin Jones, grocer &c., High-street, Merthyr, of a daughter. On the 31st March, at Cardiff, the wife of Mr. W. Ewens, hair dresser, of twins, a son and daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 20th ult., at Petrisu Church, Breconshire, by the Rlv. E. Lewis, rector, and in the presence of the Rev. Archdeacon Davies, of Brecon, Mr. David Jones, grocer &c., Dowlais, to Margaret, second daughter of the late William Davies, Esq., Llangenney House, near Crickhowell. DEATHS. On the 15th March, at Lanedarn, aged 57 years, Mrs Ann Williams, relict of the late Mr. Williams Williams, of Llwyn Celin, and daughter of the late Mr. Llewellin, of Cefn Mabley, Clamorganshire. On the 22nd March, at mount Ballam, Fanny, the wife of the Rev. Edmund Turberville Williams, aged 24 years. On the 23rd March, at Ilston, Gower, aged 10 months, Flora Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. W. L. Collins, M. A., rector of Cheriton. On the 16th March, at her residence, Rawleigh House, near Barnstaple, aged 64, Jane, relict of George Barbor, of Flemington, Esq., and daughter of the late Gabriel Jeffreys, Esq., of Swansea. On the 22nd March, at Kensington, in her 80 year, Mrs. Rhoda Burgess, last surviving sister of the late Bishop of Salisbury. On the 23rd, at an advanced age, the Dowager Marchioness, of Northampton. On the 21st March, at Keswick, Robert Southey, Esq., L.L.D., Poet, Laureate. On the 24th March, the lady Louisa De Horsey, wife of Spencer De Horsey, Esq., and sister of the Earl of Stradbroke. On the 25th March, at Neath, aged 71 years, Mr. Henry Eastaway, master mariner, late of Ilfracombe, Devonshire. On the 24th March, at Swansea, aged 11 years, Richard Thomas Benjamin, second son of J. Jackson Price, Esq. On the 23rd March, aged 44, Catherine, wife of Mr. Snook, postmaster of Taibach, in this county, deeply regretted. On the 25th March, at her father's residence, Bonvmaen near Swansea, Rebecca, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry Davies, aged 29 years. On the 27 March, at Hampstead, General the Hon. Sir Charles Colville, G.C.B., Colonel of the 5th Regiment of Foot. On 28th March, at Merthyr, Margaret, the beloved wife of John Martin, Esq., surgeon, of Merthyr, sincerely and deeply regretted, aged 33 years. On the 28th March, at Tanygraig-, near Merthyr, Catherine, the wife of Mr. David Jones, farmer. On the 27th March, at Eridge Castle, Sussex, the Right Hon. Henry Earl of Abergavenny, K.T., in the 89th year of his age. On the 26th March, at Clifton, Emily Georgiana, the infant daughter of Walter Rice Howell Powell, Esq., of Maes-Gwynne, Carmarthenshire. On the 25th March, in the 28th year of her age, Sarah, wife of D. Evans, Esq., Erwood House, Breconshire. On the 27th of March, at his residence, Mount Pleasant, Swansea, Admiral John Chesshyre, aged 85 years. Oft the 24th ult., Mrs. Jones, formerly of the Bridge Isn, Newport, aged 74 years. Knowing her worth of being endowed with that excellent gift, charity, many respectable inhabitants of the town attended the funeral.
COUNTY EXPENDITURE. The following resolutions were entered into at our last Quarter Sessions. The meeting of the committee is to be held at Cowbridge, on Monday next, and we trust there will he a full attendance of magistrates Resolved,—That there be appointed a committee to audit the accounts of the county expenditure, previous to the next Easter Quarter Sessions that such committee shall meet at Cowbridge at noon, on Monday, immediately before such less ions, and shall be attended by the treasurer and the deputy clerk of the peace. That the treasurer shall 'at suchjmeeting lay before the committee a statement under such heads as lie may think test calculated to afford the fullest information of the county Expenditure, in each year, since the year 1840, inclusive, and similar statement for each of the years 1830 and 1835, with observations on the causes of any past increase or diminution binder any head of expenditure, and the probability of any future increase or diminution. That the clerk of the peace shall also prepare and lay before the committee a statement specifying the number of prosecutions in which the county has paid the costs in each year, showing the average costs of a prosecution, distin- guishing assize and quarter sessions' prosecutions, and also convictions, acquittals, pleas of guilty, and no true bills. That the treasurer and clerk of the peace are further re- quested to prepare, in the mean time, and offer to such committee any suggestions or observations which to them Jnay seem desirable. That the committee consist of the following gentlemen:— Sir George Tyler, K.C.B. I John Hewitt, Thomas William Booker, Robert Oliver Jones, Sir George Tyler, K.C.B. John Hewitt, Thomas William Booker, Robert Oliver Jone*, Lewis Weston Dillwyn, John Dillwyn Llewellyn, Lewis Llewellyn Dillwyn, John Bruce Pryce, HughEntwisle, Henry Thomas, and Richard Franklen, William Evans Williams, HughEntwisle, Henry Thomas, and Richard Frauklen, I William Evans Williams, Rowland Fothergill, I Esquires. Esquires. And the Lord Lieutenant, the Vice-Lieutenant, the mem- b. for. the. county and boroughs, and the chairman of the quarter sessions be ex officio members of such committee— that three be a quorum. That such committee, in addition to auditing the accounts, he requested to report what, in their opinion, would be the best time, mode, and place for auditing the accounts in future, whether annually or more frequently; what the best constitution and number of an audit committee, and what 8bould be its duties, and to make any further suggestions or Observations connected with the county expenditure and accounts, and the mode of checking such expenditure and Accounts as to them may seem expedient. Important Foot Race on Ogmore Down. On Sunday last, the 26th inst., the town of Lantrissent was crowded to excess with persons who had begun their Avay from Dowlais, Merthyr, Aberdare, Cefneoedycummer, Newbridge, &c., to witness the long-looked-for race between two who stood high in the racing world, namely—Robert 'Williams, alias The Flower of the Forest, and John Hees, alias Pannwr." At dawn on Monday the buglers perambulated the town to announce that the period had arrived to decide between two who aspired for the pre-eminence on the turf. They immediately got up, when every vehicle and horse in the town and neighbourhood were in requisition and those who could not procure any went in troops on foot. About six o'clock in the morning the Flower of the Forest, together with his trainer and feeder, started in a car from the Cross Keys Inn, and were escorted by a party on horseback. Previous to their departure the ladies of Lantrissent assembled to wish him every success. On their "Way to the Down they found all the villages through which they had to pass inconveniently crowded, some cheering Llantrissent, and others Pannwr for ever. About nine o'clock they arrived at St. Brides Major, and treinaine-d there till eleven, when they went in one peaceable body up. to the place appointed for the contest. Before they ihad been there many minutes the Pannwr and his party made their appearance, several of whom were armed with bludgeons, and seemed inclined to show foul play but who soon after should make his appearance but that great champion of Wales, as a prize-fighter, Shony Skibbor y Fawr," who immediately eyed those staffs, and drew one from the hand of a bystander and flung it away, He wished to know what they wanted with such weapons in such a place. That fair play should be the order of the day and whosoever, he said, behaved otherwise, should feel the weight of his fists. They one and all were struck with terror, and dropt them immediately. About half-past eleven the race commenced, and very good running took place for about a mile and a half. The Flower of the Forest at times seemed to be gazing at the movements of his opponent, then he gave one of his favorite starts, and the Pannwr was kept in the rear during the whole ■of the race afterwards. At the close of the race Pannwr was -more than half a mile behind. The Down was covered with thousands of spectators, who were betting freely. Many ^hundreds of pounds changed hands. A gentleman from Newbridge, who is celebrated as an equestrian, immediately After the close of the race, started for Lantrissent, and ar- Irived at the Cross Keys Inn in one hour and ten minutes, ■where a large crowd had assembled to hear the result of the day's sport, and were, beyond measure, pleased to find that the Lantrissent boy had come off victorious. About half-past three the Flower of the Forest arrived, accompanied by a large assemblage of friends on horseback, and in gigs, phaetons, &c. When he made his appearance belotr the town, the horse was taken out of the car, and he Was drawn up by his friends on foot. The bells were ring- ing merrily, and several volleys were fired and every one present seemed to enjoy the proceedings and pleasures of the day. The winner took exactly eighteen minutes to accomplish his work; but could, it is understood, have done it in a shorter space. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. At half-past eleven o'clock in the morning the start com- imaced by the two blades with good spirits, and both continued running well, nearly parallel with each other for the finrt mile. At about half a mile on the Lantrissent racer gave a taster pace, by which he left his rival in a few seconds nearly a hundred yards behind. The backers of the Pannwr expected he would have reached him before the first half- mile, as he evidently gained in his pace; but they were dis- appointed. He was completely exhausted, so he was taken IUp on one of the horses. Lantrissent came in amid loud •cheers, and fairly won. This race was made some months ago, for JE60 a side. It is estimated that there were on the Down that day three thousand spectators at least; and many hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds changed hands. It is said one gentleman alone won L500 by betting on Llantrissent. COWBRIDGE. The Queen of Spain has conferred the Cross of Bilboa on Captain Richard Bassett, of the Royal Artillery, (now of Beaupre, Glamorganshire) in approbation of his services during the operations for the relief of the fortress of Bilboa in 1836. The Company of Artillery, on that occasion, was -commanded by Major Colquhoun, Captain Bassett being second in command. ■To THE LADIES.—The results of inclement weather are frequently subversive of comfort and attraction to Ladies, by causing a naturally delicate skin to become rough and red, and accompanied by chaps and chilblains. These innova- tions are successfully opposed in their progress, and thoroughly eradicated on their complexion by the use of that inestimable production ROWLAND'S KALYDOR," which possesses the most radical and purifying qualities for effectu- ally excluding and resisting, with a rapid energy truly astonishing, all disorders which disorganize the beauty of the countenance, and at increasing the fairness and transparency of the skin exceeds all competition.—(See Advertisement.) FOil GOUT, RHEUMATISM, AND RHEUMATIC GOUT.- Siraco's Gout and Rheumatic Pills are a certain and safe remedy; they restore tranquillity to the nerves, give tone to the stomach, and strength to the whole system. No other medicine can be compared to these excellent pills, as they prevent the disorder from attacking the stomach or head, and have restored thousands from pain and misery, to health and comfort. Sold by A. Willoughby and Co., late B. G. Wtndus, 61, Bishopsgate Without, and nearly all medicine vendors, at Is. ljd. or 2s. 9d. per box. 9 AN EXCELLENT MEDICINE. --Norton's Camomile Pills *re confidently recommended as a simple, but certain remedy, to all who suffer from indigestion, sick headach, billious and liver complaints they act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, imparting strength to the stomach, and composure to the nervous system. Sold in bottles at Is.1-1d. or 2s. 9d. eaeh, by A. Willoughby & Co., late B. G. Windus, 61, Bishopsgate Without, and nearly all medicine vendors. ATMOSPHERIC CHANGES.—Although changes in the tem- perature are more prevalent in the temperate zone than in other latitudes, there is scarcely a spot to be found where such great differences exist as in GreaLt Britain, varying in a iew hours some 20 degrees or more. The effect of such rapid changes on the bodily health is very afflicting to many thousands of persons, especially those in the middle and more advanced ages of life, causing attacks of those painful disor- ders, Sciatica, Gout, and Rheumatism. Happily those who are afBicted with those painful diseases, chemical science has produced that excellent medicine, Blair's Gout and Rheu- matic Pills. LLAVELLY WET DocKs.-The opening of the Dock Gate, fixed for the 3rd of April, is now postponed to May 1st, At the Court of Bankruptcy Bristol, last week, William Evans, butcher and beer retailer, of Pontypool, passed his first hearing, and received his order ttisi.-William Jones, of Cardiff and Merthyr, ship-builder, underwent his last «xawu) £ tion, and several additional proofs of debts were ireeeived,-G. H. Russell, insolvent, passed his first hearing, and received his order nisi. There were 700 pigs belonging to Waterford traders, on board the Nora Crejoa steamer, in her late passage from that port to Bristol, and 560 were thrown into the sea, at a loss of £ 1,500, to the owners. The sufferers threaten law pro- ceedings against the Nora Creina, A third steamer is to be placed on that line. The freight of a pig from W4terford to Bristol by steam packets is 3s, MERTHYR. DREADFUL ACCIDENT.—As the servant of Mr. Penry, of Rhymney Brewery, was taking a 4 wheel pheaton to meet his master to the Railway Station, on Friday last, the animal took fright by Morlais Bridge, ran against the railing, where the pheaton was dashed to atoms, and the man's skull fractured rather severely. It was at the Plymouth gate the animal was stopped, and it is truly astonishing that no acci- dents occurred by her running down High-street, at such rapid rate. We are glad to learn that the man is likely to recover; Mr. Owen, the surgeon, under whose surgical care he is, has pronounced him to be out of danger.— (Another Accident.)-As a haulier was coming down on Tuesday last, on the Tram-road, by Penydarran Gate, with 4 trams, in which were 5 barrels of coal tar, the hook broke, the trams got wild, and the road was literally swimmed with the coal tar. No blame is attached to any one. It was a mere accident. We predict that the part of the road where the coal tar is will require no repairing this century. Stones, sand, and coal tar, it is said, are the best ingredients to make a good road. DOWLAIS.—It is understood that on Monday next the Dowlais Iron Company will commence operation on the large Russian order lately received. Preparations, on a scale commensurate with the undertaking, and which, it is hoped, will give employment to many of the unemployed workmen, are actively in progress. WELSH HORTICULTURE.—PRIZE MEDALS.—We have been lately favoured with a view of a series of medals pre- sented by the Secretary of the English Horticultural Society, Mr. Lumley, to Mr. John Floud, hitherto the gardener of Sir John Guest, Bart., and now the proprietor of the Bell Inn, Merthyr. The medals are of various sizes, and pre- sented at various periods, as prizes awarded to Mr. Floud, for his superior Horticultural produce. They are beauti- fully executed, and the story they tell is that their fortunate holder in various horticultural exhibition has borne away the prize from the best and most practical English gardeners of the day. Among these interesting memorials of the fine capabilities of the Welsh soil, when in such hands as Mr. Floud's is a splendid gold medal, awarded for his unrivalled Pine Apple., This perfect gem, and the bequest of Sir Joseph Bankes, to the suceestfut competitor. Mr. Floud on the occasion of the pine apple exhibition in 1835, had every gardener in England who choose to enter the list to contend with. and the fact of his having borne away in triumph, from such a host of competitors, such a prize as the Bank- shian gold medal, is a proof, if any were wanting, that the Welsh soil, in such hands as Mr. Floud, is as genial and productive as the apparently more favoured soil of our English neighbours. GERMAN RAILROADS.—Another German railroad—that from Magdeburg to Halberstadt—is to be opened in its full extent on the 15th of July next. This will be of the great- est convenience to those English tourists who choose Ham- burgh for their route, on their visits to the Continent next summer. The steam-boats proceed from Hamburgh up the Elbe to Magdeburgh, and the railroad from Magdeburgh to Halberstadt, will carry the tourist at once into the midst of all the romantic beauties of the Brocken and the Hartz Mountains, with Berlin, Dresden, Leipsic, Stettin, Frank- fort-on-tfce-Oder, &c. C OPPOSITION TO THE APPOINTMENT OF A STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATE AT MERTHYR. Placards were posted on the walls of Merthyr last week, and a notice having appeared in our last paper, signed H. Crawshay and Wm. Meyrick," requesting the rate-payers of the parishes of Merthyr, Aberdare, Penyderyn, Gelligare, &c., to meet at the Angel Inn, in this town, on Monday last, for the purpose of taking into consideration a bill brought into the House of Commons, having for its object the ap- pointment of a Stipendiary Magistrate, and a Clerk, at annual salaries and to obtain power to purchase land for the erection of certain buildings, for their use, at Merthyr in which power is sought to assess property in the said parishes towards the expenses of the measure. Accordingly, a meeting, both numerously and respectably attended, was held at noon, on Monday last, at the Long Room, of the aforesaid Inn, D. W. James, Esq., merchant, Chief Con- stable of the Borough in the Chair, who stated the object of the same by reading the handbill. Then W. Meyrick, Esq., of Gwaelod-y-Garth, addressed the meeting at some length with his accustomed force and eloquence, and being this time on the popular side, amidst tremendous cheering. He made some severe remarks on the unreasonable, unjust, and unconstitutional means used in concocting and bringing this bill (which he held in his hand) forward, without even consulting the rate-payers, who are already over burdened with rates and taxes at these unparalledly low and dis- tressed times. This constabulary force for this district had cost £1534. 2s. lOd. from 18th October, 1842, to January 1843, and surely it would be nothing but an act of courtesy if the rate-payers were consulted before being burthened with this bill, by which the Stipendiary Magistrate was to have JE600. a-year, his clerk £150, with power to borrow £2,000. to erect certain buildings, which you may call a Town Hall, or what you please. Lord Bute, as Lord- Lieutenant of the County, deserved the highest praise both for his public character, and his amiable private virtues, and he was sure that the noble lord would feel exceedingly sorry to have anything to do with the measure, when informed that it was contrary to the wishes of the rate-payers. Be- sides, there are in the district 12 resident and occasionally resident county magistrates that could alternately discharge the magisterial functions most efficiently, without burthen- ing the rate-payers with such heavy burdens at such an un- precedently depressed state of the iron trade. He was not afraid to mention that it would be just and reasonable if one of his neighbours were employed in drawing up the bill, instead of employing his friend Mr. Richards. He concluded by proposing the following petition, which, with the approval of the meeting, should be immediately forwarded to the House of Commons, against the bill. Henry Crawshay, Esq., seconded the proposition, and remarked that the police force should be reduced one half. THE PETITION. To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, The humble petition of the undersigned Rate-payers of the parish of Merthyr Tydvil, in the county of Glamorgan, Sheweth, That they have learnt that a Bill has been brought into your Honourable Houe, to provide for the more effectual execution of the office of a Justice of the Peace within the parish of Merthyr Tydvil, and certain adjoining parishes." That the usual reasonable, just, and Constitutional means of ascertaining the sense, and obtaining the sanction of the Rate-payers and Overseers of Rateable property, or at least of the majority, ought, in the humble judgment of your pe- titioners to have been taken, on the expediency of the mea- sure, before its introduction by convening a public meeting of the parties to be taxed for supporting it. That there is one great and valuable principle of our Constitution that persons should not be taxed against their will," and that in this instance that sacred principle has been violated by the introduction of the Bill, seeking thereby to tax your petitioners without even the opportunity having been afforded them of assenting to or dissenting from it by the accustomed mode which in common courtesy should have been taken namely, that of convening a meeting of the Rate- payers, and owners of Rateable property. That your petitioners humbly crave the serious attention of your Honourable House to an attempt so unexampled of taxing your petitioners for supporting a measure which, in their judgment, they deem wholly unnecessary, That by or under the provisions of an Act passed in the tenth year of the reign of his late Majesty King George the Fourth, a Stipendiary Magistrate was appointed, and autho- rized to act, for the Parishes of Merthyr Tydvil, Gellygare, and Aberdare, for the term of seven years, which expired in the year 183 since which period the duties of Justices of the Peace for the District have been discharged by the Resi- dent County Magistrates, to the satisfaction of your petitioners. That there are at present in the Commission of the Peace for the Counties of Glamorgan and Brecon, twelve County Magistrates, resident and occasionally resident within the District comprised within the Bill. That the present Poor's-rate within the District are very heavy and burthensome, and that the greater portion of your petitioners are occupiers of small Farms, and Trades- men, already suffering great privations, and struggling with difficulties to pay the demands upon them in consequence of the unparalleled distress of the bulk of the population, arising from the depressed state of the Iron Trade, and the low rate of wages. That your petitioners rely on the justice of your Honour- able House to relieve them from the increased burthen which the Bill will impose upon them by rejecting it. That your petitioners humbly pray that, if necessary, they may be heard by themselves, their Counsel and Agents against the Bill. And your petitioners will ever pray. Mr. Thomas Evans, of Dowlais, denied that Sir John Guest, had used any unfair means respecting the proposed measure. Mr. Overton supported the petition, after which the chairman said that he had the ungracious task of replying to some of the observations which fell from Mr. Meyrick. As to the bill being concocted secretly and in dark corner.- it was quite the reverse. During the last outbreak in the North, and of considerable agitation in this place, no one saw more the necessity of a magistrate on the spot to act in case of emergency than Mr. Meyrick, and he had frequently said so that time. And if time had been attained it was his intention of consulting with the iron masters of the place as the principal rate-payers, but they were not at home. As to the expense, all the parish officers felt the necessity of having a magistrate on the spot to sign orders of re- movals, &c., and it was a serious loss to this parish, and others, that not one was to be had in cases of necessity. A pauper died last week before his deposition could be taken, for want of a magistrate. There were several items to be placed in the contra cr. side, opposite the +750; and a public room was very much wanted, to transact public busi- ness. Besides, an independent magistrate was very much required, to act impartially between the employer and the employed and in his opinion such a measure would confer very great benefits on the town and neighbourhood, and many of the rate-payers had similarly expressed themselves to him privately. He then read the petition, and took the sense of the meeting, when the majority was in favour of the petition, and against the bill. The meeting then immediately se jiaratedj after a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman. 1adN HARDWARE, AND METAL TRADES PENSION SOCIETY. A public meeting of persons interested in the above trades, and of members and friends of the society, was held yester- day, at the London Tavern, Bishopsgate-street—-Mr. Alderman Thompson, M.P., in the chair—for the purpose of of permanently establishing the institution, which has for its object the granting of pensions to decayed membefs and their widows. The chairman, after addressing the meeting upon the desirableness of forming, on a more efficient basis, a charitable institution in connexion with those trades with which he at one time had been associated as member, called upon Mr. Kinnaird to move the first resolution. That gen- tleman having dwelt, in a brief speech, upon the advantages which were likely to secure to the trades from the perma- ment establishment of such an institution, concluded by moving that, considering the increasing importance of the iron and metal trades, and the vicissitudes to which those engaged in them were liable, it was incumbent upon all the more affluent members of those trades to unite in assisting those who, in their latter years, might fall into necessitous circumstances. Mr. Simpson, in seconding the motion, said he was glad to find that upwards of JE502, had alroady been subscribed, towards the puiposes of the institution after which the resolution was carried unanimously. Mr. Vardon, in rising to move a resolution for the more effective constitu- tion of the society, as stated above, said he believed that the iron and metal trades were far behind others in point of be- ..volence. He believed they had one society, as stated above, said he believed that the iron and metal trades were far behind others in of benevolence. Ha believed they had one society for the prosecutions of felons, but that, although the trade consisted of many hundred wealthy manufacturing firmil,they had no institution of a charitable nature. Mr. Gardiner seconded the motion, which was then earried with applause. The next business was the elaction of officers, when, on the motion of Mr. Taylor, hon, sec., Mr. Alderman Thompson was appointed president, and the following gentlemen vice-presidents :—Mr. E. Cuerton, Mr. Kinnaird, Mr. Gardiner, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Moser, Mr. Millington, Mr. Simpson, and Mr. Yardon. The rules, after an alteration in one of them, enabling assistants in the trade to vote, were then passed, and a committee of man- agement, consisting of twenty-one gentlemen, appointed, rSundrydonations amounting to about £100, were announced, including £2], from Mr. Alderman Thompson, ten guineas from Mrs. Khinaird, and simlar donations from other ladies. A vote of thanks was then passed to Mr. Taylor, for bring- ing the subject before the notice of the public and of the trade generally; and to the chairman for presiding on the occasion after which the meeting, which was numerously attended, broke up. MINE ACCIDENTS, ST. COLLIERY, LLANELLY.——William Thomas was killed by the falling of a huge stone from the top of the works, a short time since. BARRINGTON MAIN.—Gu the 9th inst., a lad named John Thompson, in descending the shaft, was thrown out by the jerk of the cage and killed. SKEARS LEAD MINES, MIDDLETON TEESDALE.—Mr. P. Wilkinson, agent, Was overtooking a blasting opperation, which, suddenly exploding, caused him most severe injuries, but hopes are entertained of his recovery. PENNYDARRAN IRON WORKS.—John Ford was killed by a fall of earth in. the level where he was at work on the 8th inst., and shortly afterwards David Davies, met his death in a similar manner in another level. CYFARTHFA IRON WORKS,—Five colliers were greatly injured in these works by the explosion of foul air; all are, however, likely to recover, CHOON, ST. JUST.—John Grylls was killed on the 14th inst., while at work with his son in a quarry, by a quantity of earth falling upon him. MERTHYR POLICE,—FRIDAY 24. Mary Wynne, was charged by Ann Harris, both of Dowlais, married women, with committing an assault on her person, on the 17th inst. Fined Is. and costs. Margaret Llewellyn, Margaret Phillips, and Ann Llewellyn, were charged by Isaiah Edmunds, all of Merthyr, with assaulting him, on the 16th inst. It appeared In evidence, that an assault had been committed, but that complainant was the aggressor; the case was therefore dismissed, and complainant ordered to pay the expenses of the hearing. William Hunter, haulier, was charged by Mary Evans, single woman, both of Dowlais, with committing a common assault on her person, on the 14th inst. Case dismissed, and the parties ordered to pay the expenses between then. Mary Davies, married woman, was charged by Mary Davies, both of Dowlais, with assaulting her, on inst. Fined 5s. and costs, and in default of payment was committed to Cardiff House of Correction for 14 days. Benjamin Thomas, weaver, Merthyr, was charged by P.C. 23, M. Morgan, with assaulting him, on the 21st inst. Fined 10s. and costs, Edward Davies, Jocin Evans, and John Price, all colliers, appeared to summonses obtained against them by Mr. B. Kirkhouse, agent at Cyfarthfa, for leaving their work without due notice thereof. Mr. Kirkhouse did not wish to press the eharge to the full extent against them, the defendants agreed to return and serve out their months notice. Miriam Aubrey, was charged by P.C. 17, Roberts, with vagrancy, and wrs committed to one calendar months' im- prisonment and hard labour, at Cardiff House of Correction. This making the third time within these 8 months, that their worships have treated Miss Aubrey with a trip to Cardiff, for similar offences, and on leaving the court she turned to the bench and said Thank you for the next time, for I am sure of this." A few other unimportant cases were disposed of and settled out of court,