NOTICES, &c. MUSIC. A 125 Guinea Instrument for 65 Guineas. TO be Disposed of, a SPLENDID TONED 6 £ OetMre CABINET PIANO FORTE,in a VERY ELEGANT ROSEWOOD CASE, with HANDSOMELY CARVED DOUBLE COLUMNS AND FEET, and Patent Metallic riate, possessing a rich and powerful Tone, and beautiful touch. The Workmanship is of the very first order, it being of London Manufacture, and warranted to stand well i* tune. Price, 65 Guineas, delivered free of all expense. An opportunity of obtaining such a bargain is rarely to be met with. To be seen at Mr. W EllnER's, Guardian Office, Cardiff. siniss am", AWMUAZ9 IB&ILUI. MISS IIIIIES MOST respectfully informs her FRIENDS, that ber SECOND ANNUAL BALL will take place at the ANGEL HOTEL, CARDIFF, on THURSDAY, the ELEVENTH of JANUARY, 1844, when the honour of their company will be esteemed and from the general satisfaction afforded last year, she is led to hope a continuance of their favours. A full Quadrille Band will be in attendance, which will perform some of the newest and most fashionable Music. Dancing to commence at nine o'clock. Gentlemen's Tickets, 5s. Ladies' Ditto, 4s.; Double, to admit a Lady and Gentleman, or Two Ladies, 8s. to be had at Miss Himes's Academy, No. 9, St. Mary-street. GENUINE BIEAD AND FLOUR ESTABLISHMENT, No. 17, St. Mary-Street, Cardiff. C. TIMMIS BEGS respectfully to inform the Inhabitants of CARDIrr and its Vicinity, that he has Opened a Baking Esta- blishment. The above concern to be conducted on a system that cannot fail from its strict integrity to procure general support. In order to supply a desideratum so much want- ing in Cardiff, he pledges himself to sell Bread, the produce of pure unadulterated Worcestershire Flour—every Loaf to be Weighed at the Counter-and at Prices whilst they defy competition are barely remunerating. The following is the list of prices :— 41b. Loaf, 1st Quality for 6d. 21b. ditto ditto 3d. llb. ditto ditto 2d. Allowance to dealers of 2s. in the Pound. Flour, whole- sale, at from E14 to JEI6 per Ton; il 15s. to JE2. per Sack. In less quantities at proportionably low prices, Delivered, if required, at any of the Railway Stations between Cardiff and Merthyr. LAW. WANTED, a CLERK, qualified to attend to Magistrates and Sessions' Business, and who is acquainted with the routine of business in an Attorney's Office. All applications to be addressed, pre-paid, to L. E Guardian Office, Cardiff. 124 op 0 Silurian Lodge or FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS. No. 693. THE ANNUAL DINNER to celebrate the Festival of JL St. John the Evangelist, will take place at the WEST- GATE INN, NEWPORT, on WEDNESDAY, the 27th instant, when the Brethren are respectfully requested to attend. Lodge to be opened at 12 o'clock, and Dinner on the 1 able at 4 o'clock. Dinner Ticket, including a Bottle of Wine, 10s. 6d. Newport, 12th Dec., 1843. OLAMOROAIVSRIRBI NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the Next GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACE for the said County, will be HOLDEN at the GUILD-HALL, in the Town of CARDIFF, in and for the said County, On TUESDAY, the Seeond day of JANUARY next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon, when and where all Jurors, Prosecutors, and Witnesses are required to at- tend. All Appeals and Traverses must be entered before the Opening of the Court, and the several parties thereto be prepared to proceed therewith. At Half-past Eleven o'Clock the Justices assembled will proceed to the business relating to the Assessment, Application, and Management of the County Stock or Rate, and to the internal regulations of the County, and at Twelve at Noon the Justices then and there assembled will proceed to take into consideration the several Acts made and passed in Her present Majesty's reign relating to the Establishment of County and District Constables, and to make and enter into such Rules, Orders, and Regulations relating thereto, and to the Police estab- lished within the said County as may be thought expedient. All Bills and demands against the County Stock must be delivered into the Office of the Clerk of the Peace Fourteen days before the Sessions, and all costs given or allowed by the Court must be taxed at the same Sessions, or they will not afterwards be allowed, the several acting Magistrates are requested to return all Depositions into the Office of the Clerk of the Peace at Cardiff, on or before the 29th of DECEMBER instant. WOOD, Cardiff, Dec. 2, 1843. Clerk of Peace. TEETH. MONDAYS and TUESDAYS,ABERGAVENNY- WEDNESDAYS NEWPORT • TRin1* CHEPSTOW j FRIDAYS and SATURDAYS, MONMOUTH j Until the 31 st of December. MR. L. MOSELY, BURGEON DENTIST, OF 12, BERNER'S STREET, OXFORD STREET, LONDON, HAS the honour to announce to his Patients, Friends and the Residents generally of the County, that his 17th periodical visit will commence on Friday the 24th inst., and that he may be consulted as under, Mondays and Tuesdays, Angel Hotel, Abergavenny; Wednesdays, Kind's Head Hotel,Newport; Thursdays, George Hotel, Chepstow; and on Fridays and Saturdays, at Mr. Powell's, plumber, Monnow-street, Monmouth. Attendance from 10 to 4. From Mr. L. M.'s extensive and well-known practice at his old-established town residence (No. 12 Berner's-street, Oxford-street, where patients can always be attended) he is enabled to offer his Country Patients advantages never yet attainable except in the metropolis. The whole of the me- chanical department is designed by himself and executed on the premises, by which means an accurate and sure fit is guaranteed, all pressure on the gums avoided, and the Teeth are made to answer all purposes of mastication and articu- lation, and are worn with perfect ease and comfort upon the most tender gums, without extracting the remaining stumps. Mr. L. M. is happy to state, from extensive alterations and improvements just finished in the Mechanical Depart- ment, he is enabled to Reduce hit charges very considerably, .0 as to bring the aid of the Dentist within the reach of all parties. Mr. L. M.'s newly-invented incorrodible Teeth never change colour from the efrects of medicine or ill health, and assimilate so closely to nature as to defy detection by the closest observer. Natural and Artificial Teeth of every description fixed, from a single Tooth to a complete Set, without wires or ligatures of any kind. Scaling, Stopping, Children's Teeth attended, and every operation pertaining to Dental Surgery. Consultations tree, and specimens shown in every stage of preparation. Mr. L. M/s references combine very many of the most influential Families (his Patients) resident in the county, v and the Medical Profession generally. Constant attendance at Town Residence, No. 12, Berner's S » S V' £ ere Patients can always be attended, and letters addressed will meet with immediate attention. CHARGES AS IN TOWN Nov. 14th 1843. a THE SCHOONER .MIL MESSENGER, W. HUGHES, MASTER, ES <ID AT COTTON'S WHARF, TOOLEY STREET, p r LONDON, For Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr, Abergavenny, Brecon 1 IK' Cowb»^. B'4end -d P1a«s aujacent, AND WILL POSITIVELY SAIL On SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23rd, 1843. For Freight, &c., apply to the Master on B d M R Burton, jun., Newport; Mr. Thomas Richards, Aber- L„po„, and it London, Dec. 11th, 18,13. NOTICES, SALES, &c. BRECONSHIRE. SCHEDULE of FINES, FORFEITURES, and PEN- ALTIES, paid or pavable to the TREASURERS of the COUNTY of BRECON," from Midsummer Sessions to, and including Michaelmas Sessions, 1843. Sums pay- Name. Sum paid, able but Remarks. not paid. Borough of Brecon. E. s. d. E. s. d. John Davies 0 10 0 Rees Price. 0 2 6 Samuel Evans 0 5 0 Peter Jones 0 2 6 James Pugh 0 5 0 JohnProbert 0 5 0 Joseph Davies 0 5 0 William Jenkins 1 0 0 William Edwards 0 5 0 Thomas Fox 1 0 0 U Sept. 1#43, committed. John Parker 0 2 3 Committed 4 days. Hundred of Builth. Rees Price 0 4 6 Hundred of Crick- hotcell. Thomas Lloyd 1 0 0 Thomas Williams 0 16 3 Thomas Wakefield 0 I I) 3 Giles Miles 0 16 3 John Taylor 0 16 3 William Lewis, Moses Evans, Morgan • *• Evans, and David Davies 2 0 0 Howell Parry 1 0 0 Time granted Joseph Williams 0 4 6 Richard Lewis 0 10 0 Hundred of Devyn- ■ ■ nock. Nil." Division of Ystrad- gunlais. Elias Jenkins 0 4 0 Hundred of Talgarth. Samuel Probert. 0 10 0 John Morgan 1 0 0 Waiter Games 2 0 0 William Dayies. 2 0 0 Warrant of commitment not executed. William Whitcombe.. 0 10 0 William Masser 1 0 0 John Price 0 7 0 Warrant of commitment not executed. John Lewis 2 10 0 Date of com- mitment 29th Sept., 1843. Hundred of Penkelly. Thorns Lewis 5 0 0 Defendant absconded. Rees Jones. 0 2 6 Hundred af Merthyr. Job Thomas 0 2 6 Thomas Phillips 0 2 6 Thomas Jones 0 5 0 William Williams 0 2 6 £16 3 0 JEII 19 3 MAYBERY AND WILLIAMS, Treasurers. TOWN OF BRIDGEND. To be Let, THE SHIP INN, SITUATE in the Central Part of the Town, and well S known to Commercial Gentlemen and others, as a highly respectable and commodious Hotel. There are suitable Stables and a spacious Coach House, locked up, together with other conveniences. It is now parted with by the present Occupier having another Business requiring his con- stant supervision. The Stock-in-Trade to be taken at a fair valuation. For further information apply to Mr. RICHARD WHAPHAM on the Premises, or by Letter, postage paid. Bridgend, Dec. 12th, 1843.
SPECIAL COXHISSlONS. Tuesday night's Gazette con- tains a notification from the Crown-office, appointing the days and place for holding the Special Commissions of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol delivery, amongst which are the I following Devon-Monday, December 11, at the Castle of Exeter. Southampton-Wednesday, December 20, at the Castle of Winchester. Oxford-Saturday, December 9, at Oxford. Gloucester—Wednesday, December 13, at Gloucester. Worcester—Monday, December 18, at Worcester. Salop—Thursday, Dec. 21, at Shrewsbury. Stafford—Tuesday, Dec. 26, at Stafford. Chester—Saturday, Dec. 30, at the Castle of Chester. Pembroke-Monday, Dec. 18, at Haverfordwest. Carmarthen—Friday, Dec. 22, at Carmarthen. OXFORD, DEC. 10.—DEATH OF THE MASTER OF PEM- BROKE COLLIEGE.-The Rev. George William Hall, D.D., Master of Pembroke College, and a Prebendaryof Glocester Cathedral, died at his lodgings at the college this morning at 4 o'clock. The deceased had been head of his college 34 years, having been elected in the year 1809. It is stated that the Rev. R. W. Jelf, D.D., Canon of Christchurch, and Bampton Lecturer for 1844, has been appointed to the head- ship of King's College, London, vacant by the elevation of the Rev. J. Lonsdale to the Bishopric of Lichfield. SUBSTITUTE FOR WOOD.—A singular substance has lately reached this country from Singapore, and promises to become of some importance as a material for the handles of knives, tools, and all instruments which require great strength. It is a pale greyish salmon-coloured material, rather stringy, softening at 150", and then capable of being moulded into any form. It is hard, compact, and not very unlike horn in texture. We believe it has been found by Mr. Edward Solly to The analogous to India-rubber in its chemical con- stitution. AUSTRALIAN WHEAT.—Some fine specimens of Australian Wheat have recently arrived iu this country. They consist of white Wheat, equal, if not superior, to the finest English. The lot of which we have seen a sample cost 35s. a quarter at Hobart Town, where it was shipped; the freight and expense amounted to from 10s. to 12s. a qr., and the duty to 5s., so that it cost the importers from 50s. to 52s. a qr. in England. As it is worth from 58s. to 60s. a qr. at London or Liverpool, it will leave a fair profit. This is, however, chiefly owing to the very low rates of freight, and the abun- dance of grain in the Hobart Town market.Liverpool paper. The Lord Bishop of London has recently been pleased to appoint tha Rev. John Robert Williams, Curate of Lampeter, to the Incumbency of the Welsh Church just established in London. Mr. Williams is the eldest son of the Rev. Mr. Williams, Vicar of Llangafelach, and formerly held the Lectureship in St. John's, Swansea, and subsequently held successively the Curacies of Gorseynon, Penllero-are, and Langoedmore, Cardigan. ° The Ibex, of Port Talbot, Davies, master, from Swansea, with a full cargo of iron, bound to Port Talbot, was struck by a heavy sea, and drifted on the sands. The crew clung io the rigging till low water.
An Account of COAL and IRON brought down the Mon- mouthshire Canal Company's Tram-Roads and Canal, for the Week ending December 9, 1843. Tram Road Canal. COAL. Tons. Cwt. Tons. Cwt. Thomas Powell 2256 7 375 Thomas Prothero. 2496 12 25 Rosser Thomas and Co. 1161 18 Thomas Phillips and Son 227 ] Martin Morrison 738 S 225 Joseph Beaumont 901 5 W. S. Cartwriglit 840 17 250 i Joseph Latch and Co 976 18 Latch and Cope 886 16 John Russell and Co. 1858 12 1 redegar Iron and Coal Co.. 835 10 Roger Lewis 503 14 John Jones 234 2 James Poole, Jun* Joseph Jones CH Rock Coal Co. 1519 I R. J. Blewitt. 0500.. Mon. Iron and Coal Co. John Vip ond. 400.. Richard Morrison Rosser Williams **|* "jg J. F. Hanson 100 John Davies Mrs. Treasure Pentwyll & GOIYUOS CO. IRON. — Tredegar Iron Company 357 9 Rhymney Iron Co. 763 g Ebbw Vale Iron Co. 40515 Cwm Celyn & Blaina Iron Co. 338 4 Coalbrook Vale Iron Co }58 10 From Sundry Works I I I 2U30
HIGH WATER AT CARDIFF. | DECEMBER. ) Morning. Evening. (' j Sunday. 17 ,J 1 43 2 13 j Monday 18 j 2 52 3 22 i Tuesday, 19 j 3 58 4 28 i Wednesday, 20 5 0 5 27 i Thursday, 21 5 55 6 21 ) Friday, 22 6 48 7 10 ) Saturday, 23 j 7 33 7 53 HIGH WATER AT BRISTOL, &c. (From Bunt's Tide Table.) -M_ j HIGH WATER, i Cumb. Bathust DECEMBER. i I N J Morn, Even. | Gates, j Gates. -)- Sunday 17 2 38 3 8 25 3 14 0 Monday 18 3 47 4 17 27 1 15 10 luesday 19 J 4 53 5 23 28 10 17 7 Wednesday 20 j 5 55 6 22 30 7 19 4 Thursday 21 6 50 j 7 16 32 0 20 9 22 7 43 8 5 32 9 21 6 ^turday^ 23 j 8 28 j 8 48 i 32 3 j 21 0 EQUATION OF THR TIDES. These Equations, applied to the above Table, will give the Approximate Times of High Water, at the following Places on the Coasts of England and Wales. A. M. I A. U. Aberystwith add 0 15 Liverpool add 4 6 Caernarvon add 1 45 Newport, Mon .sub 0 3D Cardigan Bar sub 0 15 Portsmouth add 4 24 Carmarthen Bay ..sub 1 5 Swansea Bar .sub 1 15 Chepstow sub 013 Thames' Mouth sub 5 45 3rd Sunday in Advent. Mnrninv ^8t Lesson. 25 chapter Isaiah. ■Horning 2ud LeSfJon<_17 eha()ter Actg Evening ^es,on*» chapter Isaiah. ° I 2nd Lesson 5 chapter 1st Peter. Mr. MORGAN'S (Ruperra) HOUNDS will meet on On Monday, December 18th at Pwlcoch On Wednesday, 20th at Maesglaes On Iriday, 22nd.at Coedkernew Pound Each day at half-past Eleven o'clock. The COWBRIDGE HARRIERS meet On Monday, December 18th at Lanmanangle On Wednesday, 20th at Crach At half-past Ten.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. Or All Communications and Advertisements intended for this Journal should be forwarded early in the week—not later than THURSDAY MORNING.
t\ e aliberttditr AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN. 'V SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1843. AT a recent Meeting of the Romanist Archbishops and Bishops in Ireland, the following Resolution was adopted Alarmed by a report that an attempt is likely to be made during the approaching session of Parliament, to make a Itate provision for the Roman Catholic clergy of Ireland, and we deem it our imperative duty not to separate without re- cording the expression of our strongest reprobation of any such attempt, and of our unalterable determination to resist, by every means in our power, a measure so fraught with mischief to the independence and purity of the Catholic religion in Ireland." Now this, it must be confessed, is rather strong language for their Lordships to use, but we are by no means sure that (like most other impetuous expressions) it may not be one day retracted. It may not be amiss to search some earlier record of Irish History on the vacilla- tion of opinion as to a Government Provision for the Roman Catholic Clergy of Ireland," and we believe something very like the following may be found to be a fair statement of the case :-In the month of January, 1799, a meeting was convened of the Roman Catholic Bishops, for the express purpose of deliberating on a proposal made to them by the Government of that day, for an independent provision for themselves and their Clergy. The Meeting was a short one, and the proposal was accepted,—indeed embraced unanimously with warmth. The Roman Catholic Primate presided. In this august assembly after invoking, as is their wont, the aid and direction of the Divine Spirit, the following resolution was passed :-that a provision through Government for the Roman Catholic Clergy of this King- dom, competent and secured, ought to be thankfully accepted." This resolution was communicated to the second order of the Clergy. By them it was accepted as thankfully as by the Episcopal order. To give effect to this unanimous consent, Government directed the Bishops to make an estimate of the annual amount of the perqui- sites accruing to the several descriptions of their Clergy for the present mode of subsisting them, in order that a scale should be formed of the provision to be made for them respectively, on the return of such amount. The Estimate was made-the return sent to the Chief Secretary-all was going on smoothly, when the chief agitators took alarm. The fact of the divine hierarchy deriving their means of subsistence from the Crown, and being delivered from their degrading dependence on the wealthier part of their flock, was not to be tolerated. By what instruments they worked does not appear, but on a fitting occasion, that is to say immediately after the close of the most disastrous year of the revolutionary war in the month of February, 1310, the sacred synod of Roman Catholic Bishops, consisting precisely of the same members who had voted the Resolution of 1799 sent forth a declaration-" That they neither sought nor desired any other earthly consideration for their spiritual ministry to their respective flocks, than what they may from a sense of religion and duty voluntarily afford them And to this resolution Dr. Milner, then the great disturber of the peace of Ireland, applied the same exclamation which St. Bernard uses in speakinc of the rejection by St. Peter of the bribe offered hinT by the proto-heretic Simon Magus. Their Graces and Lord- ships had indeed changed their minds-but circumstances had also changed. When the resolution of 1799 was passed the Rebellion in Ireland was suppressed-in 1810 the hopes of the disaffected had revived. We leave this historical statement to the judgment of our readers, who, if they are as skilled in casuistry as in Protestant truth, will cease to wonder at the contradictory opinions of a Synod, even though it professes to be under the guidance of the Divine Spirit. "OUR OWN REPORTER" continues his vigorous but somewhat indiscriminate onslaught, and runs a muck on the Southern portion of the Principality. From Jeru- salem to Jericho all is knavery, from Dan to Beersheha all is barren. He lends a willing ear to every charge against the Cymn, and sees with a jaundiced eye all within its horizon. Occasionally we have the overflowing of his bile from probably a rather over-freely partaken supper of that staple of Wales, toasted cheese; and sometimes the excitement exhibits the outbreak of a gentleman much bemused with beer," probably our C-wrw da. Can anything good come out of South Wales !? m,he n0 unswer wil1 satisfy Our Reporter." The Chiel has been among us with a vengeance taking notes, and" prenting" them in Printing House Square and be it our care to mend our tattered vesture, and repair the holes he has pointed out in our manners and our morals. We are really and seriously rejoiced at the Reporter s mission. We do not believe that our palpable and manifest national delinquencies would have been exposed so efficiently through any other medium, or have attracted so much public attention through any other channel. Instead of quarrelling with this gentle- man's overcharged statements, which are abundant,, or replying to the things which are not, let us, without loss of time or temper, endeavour to profit by his suggestions, amend our ways, and reform our errors. Our public sins have deserved public chastisement, and our sins both of omission and of commission have been great. Indolence and apathy, the foibles that most easily beset a Welsh country gentleman, have been fatal to our social improvement, and have winked at oppressions which timely vigilance would have prevented. If it be true that this indifference to the interests of the Principality has been carried even within the walls of the House of Com- mons, where we are told that, with the exception of Mr. C. Wynn, the members who represent the Principality are never heard beyond an interjection in a Committee; then we call upon these gentlemen to awake, perform their duty, and with something of the energy of O'Con- nell, demand Justice to Wales." Depend upon it, they may, that the recent doings in South Wales will form a very important portion of the public business of the next Session-and they must gird up the loins of their minds for the coming labour. "Let them, says "Our own Reporter," and we echo the request, let them, if they value their Country's happiness and advancement, plead for a grant to Educate the Welsh people, and the Govern- ment, with Welsh outrages before them, remotely the consequences of Welsh ignorance, will hardly turn a deaf ear to their petition." A moment's glance at the names of the Gentlemen of the House of Commons to whom an important commission is entrusted, would we think prove that they are not so deficient in ability as t. our Reporter" would intimate, nor so silent as his defective memory would pronounce. If they have been hitherto negligent in forcing Welsli affairs upon the notice of the Legislature, they must and will make' atonement by double vigilance now, and sure we are, that if an efficient remedy is not provided by Her Majesty's Government for the evils of this Principality, the charge of neglect will no longer lie at their door. We sincerely trust that it will not be left to such Statesmen as Dr. Bowring, and gentlemen of that school, to undertake the reform of Welsh grievances, but that the task will be executed by those whose more legitimate duty it is, and who have the skill to probe with a tender hand all real grievances, with a view to a practical remedy, to the restoration of social peace, and of what Lord Clarendon has somewhere called—"the ancient good humour and good temper of the nation."
itol:oaltoftiric. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE DISPENSARY AND INFIRMARY. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board for the week ending Dec. 12, 1843. o last Report 4 0 a Admitted since o f 6 .2 < Discharged Q > Cured and Relieved Q J 0 1-4 \Died. 0 ) Remaining g Remained by last Report 121 ) J5 b 1 Admitted since u | 132 .2 < Discharged 2 f^ied, 0 15 \Cured and Relieved 13 ) Remaining — jjy Medical Officers for the Week. Physician. Moore Consulting Surgeon Mr. Reece Surgeon Mr. Lewis Visiters Rev. T. Staeey and Mr. G. Phillips F. M. RUSSELL, House Surgeon. TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic Account, for the week ending Dec. 9. E. s. d. Passengers. 92 15 2 Dinas Branch 1)4 6 4 Thomas Powell 81 17 1 Duncan and Co 0 0 0 Dowlais Branch 106 13 6 General Merchandise 129 18 9 John Edmunds (Pontypridd Colliery) 19 17 3 Darran Ddu Colliery 13 16 0 Total for the Week i539 4 1 On Monday last the Queen's Commissioners for inquiring into alleged abuses in Turnpike Trusts in South Wales, opened their business for the Eastern Division of this county, at the grand jury room, in the Town-hall. The Right Hon. I Thomas Frankland Lewis in the chair. His colleagues, the Hon. Robert Henry Clive, M.P., and Mr. Cripps, were also present, accompanied by their secretary, Mr. Rickards, of the Oxford Circuit. They commenced, as we understand, with the Rumney Bridge case, and afterwards went through the Cowbridge, Cardiff, and Caerphilly Districts. Mr. Gurney, the short-hand writer was in attendance to take down the necessary evidence. Among the county magistrates we observed Lord James Stuart, M.P., Sir John Guest, M.P., Sir George Tyler, Mr. Bruce Pryce, the Rev. George Thomas, Mr. Booker, Rev. T. Stacey, &c., &c. We had no opportunity of recording the evidence which was gone into. CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIEs.-Among the amusements inci- dental to the genial season of Christmas, a ball, as appears by an advertisement, is announced to take place by Miss Hymes. Judging from the past, and with a full knowledge of the untiring zeal of Miss Hyines in rendering this ball worthy of its festive character, we have hopes that her attempt to enliven the town will meet suitable encouragement. MBLANCIIOLY ACCIDENT.-Two children of tender age were at play in the back premises of a house in Crockherb- town last week, when one of them, tripped up by the other, unfortunately fell into some night soil, and before assistance could be rendered was suffocated. An inquest was subse- quently held on the child, when a verdict of Accidental Death was returned. NEW BAKEHOUSE.—By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that a new baking establishment has been opened in St. Mary-street, where good unadulterated bread is professed to be sold to the public, and weighed at the counter. THE THEATRE.—That very popular and excellent come- dian, Mr. Buckingham, took his benefit last week, and we were glad to see that a bumper-house absolutely shook for the greater part of the evening with laughter holding both his sides," evinced its appreciation of the man and the actor. Mr. B.'s personation of CHARLES II., was one of his happiest efforts. His CRACOVIENNE and MOCK: CACHUCHA, were admirable, the force of practical travesti could no further go. On Monday night, our old and estimable favourite, Mr. Woulds, took his benefit. The house was well and respectably attended. The play was the LOVER BY PROXY, the part of Harry Lawless," by Mr. J. R. New- combe. In London, the word respectable," as designating the merits of an actor is much, and will, in some respects, disarm criticism. In the country, two, and two do not always make four, and the epithet respectable," is rather significant than complimentary, and is anything but expres- sive of excellence. In the hilarious slap dash character of Harry Lawless," Mr. Newcombe did not entirely succeed. With excellent physical attributes for the character, and these of a gentlemanly kind, good animal spirits, and a bustling vivacity, there pervaded throughout, in look, tone, and manner, a mobility which operated as a damper to the gay and animated "Harry Lawless." For an actor of some standing, who should not be afraid of the lights, and who had a light to presume on the kindly prepossession of the audience, Mr. N. appeared embarrassed, and, apparently, anxious to get through the part with all possible expedition. The riant vivacity, tempered and subdued with the undefi- nable ease of a gentleman, was wanting throughout. Without this, Harry Lawless," or rather Mr. Newcombe, was bustling, without importance, sprightly, but not graceful, and rather indifferently conveyed to the 'audience the ideal excellence which the author intended. Mr. N. can do much better than he has done, it is in him,—and sedulous and un- remitting study, with the qualification for light comedy, which he already possesses, cannot fail to elicit them. Eudigci Brock was played by Miss Plowman with much arch- ness and vivacity, the more refreshing that people seldom witness them. On Wednesday night Mrs. Macready took her benefit. The house was well and respectably attended. LOVE S SACRIFICE" was the play, which was well and effectively performed. We have only room to say that Mrs. Macready delivered her usual sessional address," which was received with the warmth and cordiality due to her un- tiring and spirited exertions to please the lovers of the drama in Cardiff. THE CONVICTS UNDER THE LATE COMMISSION in this town, and whose removal to the Penitentiary at Millbank, in charge of Mr. Woods, the governor of the county gaol, we noticed last week, were the object of much curiosity 011 their way to that place. The simplicity of their remarks on all they witnessed while on the passage to Bristol, which they saw for the first time, was amusing, and showed that they were little better than children in knowledge of the world. The freshness and animation of everything they saw afforded a relief from the wretched monotony of the county gaol. By wondering at everything they saw in Bristol and London they continued to keep their spirits up, and in the bustle and animation of the scene, forgot for a moment that they were convicts. On their arrival at Mill- bank, the dreariness and solitude of which sensibly affected them, they were observed to weep. There they took an affectionate leave of Mr. Woods, for whose kindness to them while in his custody they expressed their earnest thanks. On being conducted into the cells of the Millbank Peniten- tiary, the little spirits they had left entirely forsook them. The discipline of this place is harrowing—the solitude rightful. The silent system is rigidly observed, and noises of a purely mechanical nature are excluded, for the purpose of rendering the solitude more appaling. The officers of the prison are interdicted the exchange of a single word with the wretched inmates. When the poor wretch speaks there is no reply the officer looks coldly and sternly at him, and Imposes silence with a motion of the head, or a hush," de- posits his food, and glides noiselessly away in list slippers. During the brief space allotted for exercise the convict is no better off. He is conducted into a solitary court, of small dimensions, where, alone, he is cut off from the little pleasure which even a community of suffering affords. He sees nothing but high dark walls, and as much of the face of heaven as is visible between their tops. After a brief stay there, on a signal from the officer, the convict retires to the solitude of his cell, peopled only with his own sad and deso- late thoughts, which eat away into his heart, and which he would feign wreak upon some expression of remonstrance or Complaint. But even this little consolation is refused him, and the perpetual silence which is imposed upon him is a part of the discipline of the establishment, which resembles I act a little the ."Utij Qf tk$prists, WiU.ç\¡t the Jeiis. [ nation of that ascetic community. Even in this preparatory school—this half-way-house to some Penal Settlement beyond the seas, there is a refinement in the punishment. The dress which the convict is obliged to put on on entering the prison is of a nature to make him lose what little of self-respect he may have left. It is a kind of Harlequin attire-rme side yellow, the other blue—one leg white, the other green. The nether garment, patched up with motley pieces, renders him an object of loathing and contempt to himself, and derision to others, were others permitted to witness this transformation. Fortunately for the wretched convicts, they do not long abide here. Whenever circum- stances require that their stay here should be protracted, the effect of this discipline soon becomes apparent in raving madness, or confirmed and incurable idiotcv. And this is the place to which, for the present, the unfortunate men who left the county gaol last week are for the present con- fined-a salutary but terrible warning to those who imagine that the laws are to be broken with impunity. If the preliminary sufferings of convicts are so great as not unfre- quently to drive them mad, what must be the terrible realities of the convict's life, on his arriving at the Penal Settlements of Van Dieman's Land f ODD FELLOWSHIP. — PRESENTATION OF A MEDAL. On Wednesday evening last, the brethren of the Viscount Cardiff Lorlg-e," Cardiff District, I.O.I' AI.C., presented P.P.G.M. John Jenkins, with a very elegant medal of most exquisite workmanship, as a token of the high sense they entertained of the valuable services rendered by him to that lodge. We regret that the want of space prevents the pos- sibility of noticing it further this week, but shall do so in our next. SALE AT LANDOUGH CASTLE. -The suggested alteration in the advertisement for the sale at this castle came too late. that part of our impression in which it appears having been already struck off. A modern-built phseton nearly new," was intended to be inserted in the vehicles for sale. Among the miscellaneous articles is "a well toned cabinet piano. forte." The sale of the household fut niture for the second day begins with the drawing, dining, and breakfast rooms." We have pleasure in stating thta Lady Mary Cole, has given £2,0 in aid of the funds for erecting a school-room in or near the populous village of Nantgarw, for the instruc- tion of children amongst the lower classes. THE FIRE AT LUTON Hoo.-During the last week great progress has been made in reducing the heaps of furniture at Luton Hoo to some kind of order. The desolated ruins are cleared of the rubbish which obstructed passage through them, and the part of the building untouched by the fire is safely shut up from the rest. Three gentlemen from London are busy upon the books, and it is computed that six months will be required by them to arrange the library as it was before. These parties, experienced in literature, speak highly of the valuable library. Mr. Francis is engaged by the Sun Fire Offiice in valuing the furniture, &c, Mr. Mitchell, the Marquis of Bute's chaplain, was absent at the time the calamity occurred, but when he arrived, some days after, he pointed ont the situation of his former room, which contained his property, and on the basement story beneath it wes found a quantity of melted silver, the remains of his plate, &c., but his library and all his manuscripts were consumed. It ought to be recorded, as a pleasing feature in the character of Lord Bute, that his first attention when he arrived at Luton was directed to the comfort of his servants, for whose safety he manifested much solicitude. All the maid servants were ordered to receive a year's wages, as a reward for their trouble aad exertions. Above five hundred persons have received pay during the last week for work done at the fire. About £ 300 is already collected towards purchasing engines and establishing a fir; brigade at Luton. -Ilertford Reformer.
—oH1— Taff Vale Railway Meeting. A numerously attended meeting of the directors and shareholders was held on Wednesday last, at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, to receive the report of the committee on the agreement between the Marquess of Bute and three of the directors, on the part of the company. Sir John Guest, as chairman, opened the business of the day by calling on the chairman of ths committee to read the report. J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., as chairman of the committee, read the following REPORT: Your committee have been anxiously occupied in fulfilling the trust which the shareholders have consigned to their charge but although they have used their best exertions to bring their labours to a conclusion by this day, they have found it impossible so to do from causes over which they have had no control. With respect to the great and important object of an examination of the state of repair of the docks, with refer- ence to the proposed lease, they have applied to various engineers of the first eminence, who have been, unfortunately, unable to attend. The correspondence with these has caused considerable delay; and it was only by yesterday's post that the committee heard of a person who is likely to undertake the inspection. With respect to another important branch of their inquiry, the modification of the tai-if-althotigii they have indefati- gably pursued this subject, availing themselves also of the assistance of a very competent sub-committee, they have not yet been able to bring it to a conclusion. It is, however, but justice to say, that their suggestions have, on all occasions, been courteously received by the Marquess of Bute's referee, who, in answer totheir very first letter to him, invited a free communication. The committee have gone, seriatim, through the numerous clause-i of the proposed agreement. On many they have come to an unanimous decision, but it will readily appear to the shareholders that it was necessary to postpone their opinion upon some of the clauses, particularly on those which bore reference, either directly or collaterally, to the two great objects before referred to. Few of the committee were, perhaps, aware of the labo- rious nature of the commission which they had undertaken but having undertaken it, they will use their best endeavours to bring it to a close—for which purpose, should the share- holders desire their further services, they will, of course, require a further extension of time for the delivery of their report. J. BRUCE PRYCE, Chairman of the Committee. Cardiff, Dec. 13, 1843. A short conversation took place as to the period when the committee should make its final report, in the course of which Mr. J. Bruce Pryce urged as a reason for delav the non-arrival of the engineer, whose opinion on the state of the docks was deemed requisite, and the uncertainty of the state of the negociation between the Railway Co., and the Marquess of Bute. On the motion of Mr. T. Bushell, the report was received and adopted. In the midst of a conversation as to the period for adjournment, Mr. Grawshay said that he rose to make a motion that would, possibly, supersede the necessity of fixing any period for the resumption of the labours of the present committee, and in doing so, he would beg to state, shortly, the grounds on which he proposed to proceed. He was quite aware that the circumstance of his having a much larger interest in a rival eoncern-the Glamorganshire Canal Co.—than in the TaffVale Railway would expose him to suspicion, and to the imputation of interested motives in this proceeding but if in what he was about to propose the interest of all parties would be combined and consulted, he did hope it would ob- literate any suspicion that might attach to the present motion. (Cheers.) As a freighter, he would say that he objected to the terms of agreement proposed to be entered into with the Marquess of Bute, as one quite inconsistent with the interests of the shareholders in the railway. He contended that the act now contemplated, and which formed the subject of the deliberation of the committee, would, if carried into execution, increase the rivalry between the canal and the railway company, certainly to the prejudice of both. He would say, that nothing short of the royal assent to the act, ratifying the alleged agreement, should prevent his opposition to it. He would contend that the Marquess of Bute got his tariff for the general good, and that it was never contemplated for individual profit and aggrandisement. That agreement could never be carried through parliament, which clearly favoured one party to the prejudice of another. He wished for an adjournment of the labours of the com- mittee, in order that a subject of a more enlarged and com prehensive vie w should be submitted for he was satisfied that the conjoint interests of the canal and I ail way would be best consulted by an arrangement that would have for its object the amalgamation of both. (Hear, hear.) He pro- posed, that during the interval occupied by the committee in their deliberations, a more extensive view should be taken of their interests. He would beg, therefore, that the consi- deration of the agreement between the company and the Marquess of Bute be deferred, and that a deputation consisting of gentlemen competent to form an opinion on the subject, be named, who could see whether the proposed junction of interests would not be for the benefit of all parties. He could wish to see such a modification of the raL's of tonnage as would enable him to compete with Newport. It Would be then not a con- tention for profit or prices between the canal and the railway company, but between the port of Cardiff and other ports. (Cheers.) It was to the coal trade that the outlets of the country should look for remuneration. He should wish that such rates should be fixed as would be satisfactory to all parties. Should the conference, which was the object of his present motion, be agreed to, he was prepared to shew them that there were the materials of abundant trade in the county, as would give them five per cent. on their outlay, and give at the same time a fair and ample remuneration to the Marquess of Bute, on his outlay, Mr. Crawshay con- cluded with the following motion :— That the further consideration of the proposed agree- ment with the Marquess of Bute, for renting his docks, be deferred, and that a deputation of the company be appointed consisting of gentlemen, as the representatives of the railway, to meet Mr. Crawshay, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Franklen, and Mr. C. C. Williams, on the part of the Glamorganshire Canal Company, and that other gentlemen be requested to attend as the representatives of the freighters, to confer and consider whether an amalgamation of the Taff Vale Railway and the .Glamorganshire Canal cannot be effected, under an equalised limitation of he rates Of tvaullgg )yh.\çLL pilau be satisfactory to all parties, and allow the use of either mode of conveyance to Cardiff by the freighters at the same rate of tonnage and further, that the three deputations are requested to take into consideration the proposed agreement with the Marquess of Bute, for renting his dock by the joint companies, if such junction shall to them seem eligible, instead of by the railway company alone, and to advise its propriety or otherwise, or such modification of the terms as to them may seem fit; and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Marquess of Bute, and that the chairman he requested to inform his lordship, and this company earnestly hope that a measure more general and more beneficial to the trade of the country, and all parties interested may arise from the confernice now proposed." Mr. Camplin said, he cordially approved of the motion just submitted to the meeting. He had heard of the pro- jected amalgamation of the two concerns with much satis- faction, as a scheme likely to redound to the interests of all parties. It had his full concurrence, and he had great pleasure in seconding the proposition. It was one, he had no doubt, that from its liberal and comprehensive nature, would embrace the interests not only of the canal and railway, but also of the property of the Marquess of Bute. Mr. Price, of Neath Abbey, wished before the motion was put from the chair to be permitted to speak a word on a point of order. He would beg to remind Mr. Crawshav that the present was a special general meeting, and that it effectually excluded from its consideration all matters not special mentioned in the terms of the notice by which it was convened. That meeting was called in reference to the agreement entered into by three of the directors with the Marquess of Bute, that meeting stood adjourned to the present day, and he took it therefore that the more prudent way for Nlr. Crawshay, would be to frame his motion, that it shall be within the record, and not conflict with the pro- ceedings of the present meeting. If he was within the record it would be proper for Mr. Crawshay, to see what course he should pursue so as to deliberate on it correctly. Mr. Price then read the section of the act which is declara- tory on the subject, and which atated that no business shall be transacted at a special general meeting other than that for which the meeting is assembled. Mr. Crawshay was aware of the point of order alluded to. In the proposed conference they only agreed to meet and talk, but to transact no business,—to depute certain parties to take certain things into their consideration. With the explanation given to him he stood corrected, and at the close of this he hoped he would not be precluded by a point of form from again bringing forward his proposition. The Chairman.—Mr. Price is quite right on the point of order. Mr. Crawshay said, that as chairman of the canal company he was aware of the irregularity of his motion, but its enter- tainment, he thought, might, notwithstanding, be an object of arrangement among themselves. The Chairman said that the terms on which the meeting was called, was to take into consideration the agreement entered into with the Marquess of Bute. In his opinion the meeting had no power to do otherwise than consider that subject. If, however, they thought it advisable that the present committee should close its labours, and be formed into a conference, he saw nothing in that inconsistent with either the interest or objects of the present meeting. Mr. Bruce Pryce hoped that no point of order would prevent the formation of a committee for the discussion of a subject of such great importance. He would answer for it that the present proposition would meet with their views. He was anxious for its fullest discussion, because he was satisfied it was fraught with great advantage to the interests concerned. Mr. Crawshay was quite satisfied with the labours of the present committee. His ears were open on the point of business, and he was led to think that the Marquess of Bute considered the agreement binding on the Railway Company. A doubt had been raised on the subject, of which he would be glad to have the solution. The Chairman said that his opinion was but that of one man, but he was satisfied that the alledged agreement was not obligatory until confirmed by Act of Parliament. Mr. Crawshay said that he expressed his intention to oppose the agreement. He had written a letter to the Mar- quess of Bute on the subject, and he was rather surprised at being informed by his solicitor, that the solicitor of Lord Bute intimated dissatisfaction at the proceedings taken with respect to his Lordship. Mr. Roy had threatened proceed- ings. These, if the agreement was obligatory, were unnecessary, and the threat implied equally so. He had written a letter to the Marquess of Bute on the subject, and he stated his view of the agreement as it now stood. (Cries of read, read.) Mr. Crawshay then read the letter, which, he stated, fully expressed his opinion of the agreement if persisted in. Mr. Priest Richards said, that from the date of the letter, being written only a few days since, it was scarcely possible for the Marquess of Bute, who was in Scotland, to have received it, much less to have replied to it. Was it not rather hard, then, to charge upon the Marquess of Bute an indifference to the subject of a letter of which he was in complete ignorance. Mr. Crawshay.-That letter was written in my capacity as a freighter, and to show that the proceedings of Mr. Rov were totally uncalled for. Mr. Priest Richards said that he merely asked for the date of the letter, in order to show the gentlemen present that no knowledge whatever could be had of it by the Marquess of Bute. On the motion of Mr. Crawshay being put, Mr. Coffin said he was quite aware of the disadrantages under which he had to appear whenever he had occasion to follow Mr. Crawshay. He would begin by saying there was no individual in that room who more cordially assented to the proposition of that gentleman than he did-of meeting the canal with the railway company. He felt the advanta- ges which the railway conferred on him as a freighter. When the railway was first contemplated he recollected the manner in which the canal was choaked up with barges and other craft. He did not say this disparagingly, for as far as his means would allow him, he would promote a project of Mr. Crawshay's that would secure on their outlay a return of five per cent., and no interested feeling on his part would prevent his co-operation in the matter. Mr. Crawshay would, perhaps, permit him to gay, that he concurred in the object which he had now in view, and for the purpose of securing the interests of all concerned, and embracing others whose concurrence and co-operations were essential to the well working of the scheme. For he could not help saying, that however they may agree at that meeting, however feasible the project of the union of the canal with the rail- road, unless they carried the Marquess of Bute with them, he could not auger much success to the project. (Hear, hear.) He would, therefore, and with a view to that result, beg of Mr. Crawshay to re-consider his propositicat. He would say, let the committee proceed in their delibera- tion—let them give in their report. This he would suggest as a simplification of the proceedings, and to prevent the company from being occupied with two projects at a time. He was not much of a sportsman, but he knew enough of the pleasures of the chase to be satisfied that when a nack of hounds had two hares in view, one or both escaped them. (Laughter.) He heard with satisfation the proposed union of the two concerns he hoped the project was feasible, and that it would not place them in the awkward vacuum between two stools. What at present he would urge wag that they should go about it in a way most likely to effect their purpose. But he would not disguise from himself that he would have much better hopes of the success of the pro- position if the committee were allowed to resume and finish their labours by presenting their report. The plan in ques- tion should, in his opinion, emanate from another genwal meeting, called specially for the purpose. Having thus thrown out his suggestions on the matter, he would beg to leave them to the consideration of Mr. Crawshay. Mr. Camplin had heard what had fallen from Mr. Coffilt, and could not entirely concur in what he said with respect to the dock. He understood it was in a defective condition and before they could hope to receive any profit, there was a prospect of a considerable outlay to be expended in re- pairs. Having embarked E700,000 in the railway, they ought to be cautious how they embarrassed themselves with other projects. It appeared to him that the canal had been doing well, but the rail road not so well. Now, he thought it would be desirable if the projected union took place that they should nurse both before they had anything to do with the docks. He was for giving the proposition of Mr. Crawshay a trial before they had anything to do with the docks. He looked upon the whole affair perfectly irres- pective of private 01 personal feeling in fact he looked upon it as a mattei of money, and with a view to secure a fair return for their investment. Mr. Hall was of opinion that the proposition 'now brought forward would be highly beneficial to the company, and ensure them a return of five per cent on their investment. There never was so good a project for the railway Mr. Crawshay, he thought, acted like a thought, liberal man, and it they could accede to his terms, he "ineiv of no project so likely to redound to the advanho. of the company. With the dispositions already man^^dUL'^omZ a'n amalgamation of the two establishments, what, he would twentTfour hours^T)11 amal^a,llation in the course of and M thev wer* 1 ™Xwere Calle<l uPon to t:»ke a wife« the lady of their .+r°U- ^ec;ome married, he was glad that They did not want" t°US k Pl?"ty °f Shot'" (lau £ h,er-> Bute- orifI 1 ° make love t0 the Marquess of the docks hi\S ,d.come ,to that> that they should go to the (Iock.R, Ile li,)ped it would be upon terms that would not irive fn; "J6 em as a hody. The present project would fndtrty!°^' ThS frei*hle™ would benefit by if, be cili 1 aie'10'^el"s also. He would propose that a meeting for C opportunity, consistent with their to take the present proposition into consideration. » '• "lice, of Neath Abbey, said, that with every anxiety for the entertainment of the project, he thought it would be better to proceed in form, in order that their tnntsaction might have the sanction of law. It appeared to him that the proposition of Mr. Crawshay was somewhat deficient on a point of order. What he would suggest would be, that at the close of this meeting it should ho open to the directors to call a special general meeting on the subject, when it would be competent to them to embrace the subject of the- union of the canal and the railway. The proper course- would he now to end the business of the day, and that it should be left with the directors to call a special penerali meeting for the subject contemplated. Whether that should be called by a requisition, or left to the discretion of the directors, was for them to determine. The Chairman said that it was competent in the meetajyv if it thought proper, to eutettaiQ the propopitioul ui