OPENING OF THE NEW CHURCH OF ST. MARY'S, CARDIFF. The shortness of the time will admit of only a very brief notice of the opening of this Church, which took place on Thursday, under the most auspicious circumstances. The ceremonial consisted of morning and evening service—at the former of which the Very Reverend the Dean of Llandaff preached from the 11th chap, of Mark and the 17th verse; and at the latter, the Rev. John Webb, "Vicar of St, John's and St. Mary's, from the 100th l'salm and the 4th vetse— discourses of which we can only say, at present, that they were worthy of the eminent preachers who delivered them, and of the deeply interesting occasion. The Church was filled in every part;—the choir was admirably conducted, and effective in the extreme. The procession from the Town-hall was very imposing--it was composed of the children of the schools, the Odd Fellow's, a numerous body of gentlemen and tradesmen, the Free Masons, nearly the whole of the Clergy or many miles around, the Mayor and Town Council, the Building Committee and Officers, the Lord Jas. Stuart, and the Very Rev. the Dean and the Rev. Preachers. The bells of St. John's Church rung out their merry peals, nearly the whole of the day the ships in the harbour hoisted their colours—and we truly rejoice to have to wind up our brief statement with the gratifying fact, that the collection made after the two services, amounted together to above £ 100. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] This hlglily interesting ceremony, so long the object o! the anxious and devotional feeling of all classes of the inhabi- tants of Cardiff, took place on Thursday last, under circum- stances that could not fail to enhance the solemnity of the occasion. The day was singularly propitious, and, for the season, mild and exhilarating, and^ afforded ample facilities for witnessing the ceremony. lhe bells of St. John's Church, at an early hour, sent forth a jocund peal, and an- nounced the advent to the thousands who waited in anxiety for the interesting ceremony. Business, in many of the shops of the town, was partially suspended and the holiday looks and trim attire of many who peopled the streets, ap- propriately heralded the ceremony of the day. The children of the National Schools of Cardiff and Llandaff assembled in the vicinity of the Town Hall. They were neatly and comfortably clad, and, in the order and precision of their movements, bore evidence of the judicious discipline to which they were subjected. A few minutes before eleven o'clock, a large body of the Clergy the Corporation, and numbers of the respectable inhabitants, assembled in the Town-hall, from whence they issued, and fell into the following order:— Police. Master and Boys of Free-School, four abreast. Mistress and Girls, ditto, ditto. Two "Visiters and Inhabitants, four abreast. The Odd Fellows. The Free Masons. Churchwardens of St. John's. Clergy, in their Gowns, two and two. The Town Council. The Mayor. Churchwardens of St. Mary's. Committee of the New Church. The Architect and Surveyor. The Secretaries and Treasurer. The Dean of Llandaff, and Vicar of Cardiff. Police. Along the route of the procession, a large number of respect- ably attired persons assembled. It proceeded down Saint Mary-street, through Whitmore-lane. In various parts of the Bute-street, several banners were tastefully thrown across, beneath which by way of triumphal arch the procession moved, which gave a novel and pleasing effect to the entire. A large proportion of the Odd Fellows, with the charac- teristic dvlicacy aud propriety which enhance the fayour of their attendance as a corporate body, and which on all occasions marks their bearing as a social confraternity, drew up in single files on their arrival at the church door, and uncovered received the various bodies of which the proces- sion was composed. The effect of this manouvre was im- posing, and excited the general admiration of the anxious crowds which surrounded them, and who in a quiet respectful way evinced their participation in, and sympathy with the interesting ceremonial of the day. About half- past 11 o'clock the galleries and aisles of this beautiful edifice were filled in every part, and we were glad to ob- serve that many Dissenting families of the town were pre- sent. The morning service was read by the Rev. Mr. Campbell. The responses and hymns peculiar to the occa- sion, were sung by an excellent choir, accompanied by a small but well toned organ. The effect was novel and pleasing, and could not fail to give peculiar interest to an occasion of so much solemnity. The sermon was preached by the Very Reverend the Dean of Llandaff. The organ, built by Smith, of Bristol, is the munificient donation of the late much rcspected Alderman Bird, of this town, by whose executor, Mr. John Bird, solicitor, of Neath, it was handed to the secretaries, for the use of the church. THE rXION WORK iioijsr.E-at-I Fortescue, the late Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; Lord James Stuart, the Hon. Mr. Clive, and Cripp-i, Esq., M.P., paid a visit this week to the Union Workhouse. This distinguished party, some of whom are on a visit at the Castle, were shown over the establishment by the mistress. They expressed them. seIY44 highly pleased with the order, cleanliness, and general attention to the comforts of the inmates everywhere observable. Not content with expressing this in the hand- somest manner, Earl Fortescue and the Hon. Mr. Clive severally recorded their opinions in the visitors'-book—an evidence at once of the sympathy of these distiuguished individuals with the poor inmates, and a kindly appreciation of the assiduous and careful conduct of the parties in charge of the establishment. The proficiency of the children (sixty in number) was also inquired into, and was the subject of warm approval. The Hon. Mr. Clive, on his departure, left a sovereign for the children and Lord James Stuart ordered a supply of buns for them. Arrangements, it is understood, are in progress to make u-Iad the hearts of the poor inmates on Christmas-day, by a plentiful supply of beef and plum-pudding. The late Earl of Plymouth was the last survivor of Other Lewis, fourth Earl of Plymouth, Baron Windsor, &c. With him the title and ancient name became extinct. The large Glamorganshire Plymouth Estates have been for some time in the possession of the Hon. Robert Henry Clive, M.P., by his marriage with Lady Harriot Windsor, to whom they were left by her brother, the Earl of Plymouth, nephew to the two last Earls. COWBRIDGE. TURNPIKE TOLLS.-The collector of the tolls at the east turnpike-gate in this town, appeared before the Borough magistrates, on Wednesday the Uth instant, upon the com- plaint of Thomas Williams, boot and shoe-maker, for having illegally charged him with toll when taking his horse to pasture in a field near the gate. The collector admitted lie had done wrong, and ottered no excuse in extenuation. The magistrates fined him sixpence and costs. SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT NEATH ABBEY.—On the even- ing of Friday last, a frightful accident happened to Mrs. Close, wife of Mr. William Close, schoolmaster. Mrs. C., we are informed, was subject to fits, and her husband having some business to transact in Neath, left her in her usual health he had scarcely arrived in town however, when the melancholy intelligence reached him, that in his absence his wife had been so dreadfully burnt, that no hopes were entertained of her recovery. The most prompt attention has been paid to the case by Mr. W. G. Jones, surgeon, who is indefatigable in his exertions, and from what we hear we are led to hope they will be crowned with success. BRIDGEND. A very neat iron suspension-bridge has recently been erected at the expense of the Right Honourable Dr. Nicholl across the Ogmore river, below the village of Merthyrmawr, and on the line of communication between bridgend and Ogmore, and the western parts of Saint Bride's Major. This is a great accommodation to the public, as the river, which is about fifty feet wide, was previously passable only by means of a ford, at all times exceedingly inconvenient, and frequently highly dangerous, especially to pedestrians, from sudden and heavy floods. The whole of the work was performed by Mr. Watkin David, blacksmith. Bridgend, to whom it does much credit. SWANSEA. About 9 o'clock on Monday night last, the inhabitants of High-street, Castle-street, and Gower-street, Swansea, weie thrown into the greatest state of excitement and alarm, by hearing a noise resembling that of a tremendous crash. On inquiry it was found that the large building at the corner of High-street, which was to be really for tiling in a few days, had given way and fallen in, owing, it is said by persons competent of judging those matters, to the want of proper propping for its support. Some hundreds of persons were soon attracted to the spot, and the greatest apprehension was entertained for some tlln, for the safety ot human life, as the situation where the building was erected is one of the most crowded thoroughfares in the town. Happily, however, from the fact of its having fallen inwards, such apprehension was soon allayed. Had the event taken place during the day, when there were about twelve persons at work, or even if the walls in falling had taken another direction, so as to come in contact with the shops contiguous to the building, it must, inevitably, have resulted in a catastrophe fearful to contemplate. THE WILHEM: METHOD OF SINGING. An adjourned meeting of the friends of Education, favourable to the dis- semination of the" Divine Art," in Swansea and its neigh- bourhood, was held at the Royal Institution of South Wales, Swansea, 011 the evening of Tuesday last. After some in- teresting statements respecting the progress of the Wilhem System since the period of its introduction had been made, arrangements were entered into for the formation of another class on the above system forthwith, to be taught by Mr. Williams, Harpist at the Theatre of the Institution. The class is to consist of both males and females, and it is expected will number about 200 persons. SWANSEA TURNPIKE TRUST On Thursday week, the monthly meeting of the road trustees of this district was held in the Town-hall, Mr. Moggridge, in the chair. There were also many other trustees present, amongst whom we observed Mr. Vivian, M.P., Mr. Smith, Mr. T. Grove, Mr. Joseph Martin, Mr. C. James, Mr. Aubrey, Mr. Mansfield, Mr. Williams, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Jenkins, and a few others. The weather being extremely cold, the gentlemen lost no time in idle conversation, but proceeded at once to the business of the day, namely, letting the tolls by auction, the chairman acting the part of auctioneer, and acquitting himself very well. After a protracted contest, apparently between five or six bidders, but in reality between only two, as two or three youngsters, who made the most spirited offers, were merely puppets, guided by the winks and nods, and wreathed smiles" of two experienced roadsters, the gates were knocked down" to a Mr. Rickards, at £ 3,235, who named as his sureties certain parties in Bristol. No further business was transacted. WELSH CHARITY SCITOOLS.We understand that the charity ball which takes place every alternate year, in aid of the ivelsh Schools in this town, will be held in March next, at the Town Hall, under very distinguished patronage. There are at the present time many hundreds of children receiving a sound education in these schools, which are well conducted, and of course it is very desirable that as large a sum as possible should be obtained at the approaching ball fur their benefit. MERTHYR. The oldest inhabitant under the cerulean canopy of heaven, does not remember milder weather, for the season of the year, than we have enjoyed the beginning of this week. THE lol-leu.-Ilzsj)ectioit of Weiyhtt and Measures.—It is not. perhaps, generally known, that the public of this town and neighbourhood, are deeply indebted to Mr. Superinten- dent Davies for the measures adopted by him, in having a general inspection .uf uuights anil measures here last week, inasmuch as a great number of those inspected on Wednes- day, as well as those on Tuesday, were sadly deficient. Of course, we cannot prove that they were used, and we hope not; but we can easily prove the (lillie"lty,tiiCt after the impossibility of the generality of the workmen to get suffici- ency of food, and proper raiment; and let it be understood, we do not mean those who squander their time the begin- ning of the month," but those hard-working, sober, and in- dustrious workmen. Really the rates and taxes are too high already to support idlers. A CHEAP WAY TO GET MUTTON. — It appears, that a butcher at Dowlais, on Friday evening last, left his slaughter- house unlocked and some person or persons went in and took away three shoulders of niuttoit-tllus, by neglect, deprived of his property, and another or others, guilty of violating the laws of God and man. TAFF VALE RAILWAY. —Another accidant occurred on the line on Saturday. One of the firemen became entangled in the machinery, whereby he lost his toe, and one of his legs was slightly injured. RIIYMNEY IRON WORKS.—Owing to the super-abundance of ore raised here, we regret to state, that from 100 to 120 miners are to be discharged forthwith. It is greatly to be deplored, that such a step has been rendered necessary, as most of the houses, which had been unoccupied for years, were tenanted of late. The scarlet fever, it appears, is I raging very much in the place, and proves fatal in many cases. The new church, which, we hear, is so well attended, is an ornament to the place but we regret, that the roads, in many parts there, are almost impassable, even with a good horse. We wish to know the names of the parties so culpable. DOWLAIS.—A miner was killed here on Saturday morning last, in consequence of some rubbish falling on him from the top. He was, fortunately, a single man. INQUEST.—On the 5th instant, an inquest was held at the Boot Inn, Aherdare, before Wm. Davies, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Williaii-i Davies, collier, who was killed on the preceding day by a fall of coal in the level in which he was at work. Verdict—" Accidental death." MEKTHYR- —Lord James Stuart and Earl Fortescue visited this place on Friday last, and inspected the splendid iron works of William Crawsha), Esq., of Cyfarthfa castle. After leaving the works their lordships had a long interview with Mr. JliW; the stipendiary magnate. THE BASTARDY CLAUSE OF THB NEW POOR LAW.—A poor girl from the country came to Dowlais on Friday, the 8th instant, for the reputed father of her child and because he would not pay towards its maintenance, she left it at the father's lodgings and went off. The relieving-officer caused her to be apprehended, and she was taken before our stipen-- diary magistrate on Tuesday, but as the father promised to pay Is. a week toward the child's maintenance, she was discharged. MERTHYR POLICE-Wednesday, Dec. 6. [Before T. W. Hill, Esq.] Thomas Jenkins, mason, of Dowlais, was summoned by Benjamin Davies, also a mason, for non-payment of wages, amounting to 15s. 4d. Ordered to pay the same and costs. Gioihjm puddler, was charged by Jane Lewis, married women, both of Dowlais, with an assault on the 2nd instant. Fined 10s. and costs. John Wilde, puddler, was charged by John Miller, of the Wheat Sheaf" public-house, both of Merthyr, with assault- ing him oil the 3rd instant. Fined 10s. and costs. Allowed a week to pay the same. Mary Ann Jones, married woman, was charged by Barbara Peel, widow, both of Merthyr, with an aisault on her person on the 2nd instant. It appeared in evidence, that com- plainant had severely chastised the defendant, and a sum- mons was the result of the defendant's retaliating. The case was dismissed, and each to pay an equal share of tosts. Tltos. Robertson was charged by Thos. Lloyd, labourers, both of Dowlais, with stealing a pair of trousers, com- plainant's properiy, on the 5th instant. Discharged. Wm. Lewis, lalourer, of Dowlais, was charged by Mr. J. Evans, manager of the Dowlais Iron Works, with stealing about GOlbs. of coal, the property of the above company, on the night of the 5th instant. Committed for trial at the next Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions. lVm. Jones, miner, was charged by Margaret Thomas, married woman, both of Dowlais, with an assault on the 3rd instant. Allowed to settle out of court. No cases of any importance were brought before his Worship on Monday. ABERDARE POLICE—Thursday, Dec. 7. [Before T. W. Hill and G. R. Morgan, Esquires.] David Edwards, beer-house keeper, Aberdare, was sum- moned hy Mr. Superintendent Davies, for keeping his house open for the sale of beer, before the hour of one o'clock p.m. Sunday, the 26th ult. Fined Is. and costs. Benjamin Rees, Justina Rees, and Mary Rees, were charged by Eliza Owen, with an assault on the 19th ult. Case dis- missed, and the parties ordered to pay an equal share of the costs.
COMMISSION OF INQUIRY. Her Majesty's Commissioners of Inquiry have employed the concluding week of their stay in South Wales in investi- gating the state of the Trusts, and taking other evidence in this county. They held sittings on Thursday and Friday in last week at Swansea, on Saturday at Bridgend, on Monday and Tuesday at Cardiff, and on Wednesday at Merthyr Tydvil, where their proceedings finally closed. We under- stand that the subject to which their attention has been mainly called by complainants in this county is the adminis- tration of the Turnpike Laws. This was the general theme of almost all the individuals and deputations that attended before them. They examined at great length the officers of all the Trusts, and many of the principal Trustees, respecting the state of their accounts, the position of their gates, the rates of toll, and other circumstances. The administration of the Bridgend Trust, in particular, which has been the subject of a good deal of complaint, underwent a long and minute in- vestigation at that town on Saturday. Several numerous and respectable deputations have had interviews with the Commissioners respecting the toll grievance. Among these were one from the parish of Coy- church, who stated their complaints affecting the Bridgend Trust; a large party from Newbridge, headed by Mr. Chas. Bassett, who came to represent the heavy burthens to which they were subject from the contiguity of the gates on three trusts coming in contact near Newbridge and several bodies of persons, who complained in strong terms of the inconve- nience of the double tolls taken at Rhymney bridge. The Commissioners promised to give a careful consideration to the various statements presented to them, and expressed their anxious desire to devise some means for removing the un- questionable hardships which in some cases existed. The subjects of Tithe and Poor Laws were also touched upon by some parties, but to a very small extent comparatively with the toll system. The visit of the Commissioners to Merthyr on Wednesday, was understood to be rather for the purpose of seeing some parties connected with the trusts in that neighbourhood, than with a view to the more general objects of their inquiry, respecting which the Commissioners did not consider it necessary to occupy further time in this county. Several parties, however, went before them after the examinations of the Trust affairs were concluded, but we understand that the statements made differed scarcely at all in ther tenour from those which have been so often made in other places. The labours of the Cutmuisaioijera in South Wales, just brought to a close, have occupied between seven and eight weeks. During that time they have traversed the six counties of South Wales, and have held sittings, more or less extended at fifteen places, viz.-Carinarthen, where they sat between two and three weeks, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Newcastle Emlyri, Cardigan, Aberystwith, Rhayader, Pres- tcign, Bre.on, Llandilo, Llanelly, Swansea, Bridgend, Cardiff, and Merthyr Tydfil. Complaints have been made in some quarters, to which a portion of the press has given currency, that sufficient publicity has not been given to the movements of the Commissioners, so as to enable parties to avail themselves of the opportunity of stating their com- plaints, and it has been urged that longer notices ought to have been given and advertized, of the time and places at which it was intended to give audience to the public. It is always easy on looking backwards to point out defects in bygone arrangements, and suggest how they might have been contrived better; at the same time it seems but fair to con- sider the difficulties in which the Commissioners were placed, as they have themselves explained to several parties, owing to the nature of the inquiry which they undertook. It is an easy matter for the judge who knows by experience the average amount of business which each assize town will furnish, to fix beforehand the times and places of holding his circuit, but commissioners of inquiry, like the present, are placed in a very different position. Coming down as strangers into a country, the condition of which they are to investigate, and announcing at the outset that they will give full hearing to all parties who may desire to address them, it is obviously impossible for them to foresee the extent and duration of their proceedings in each portion of their circuit, so as, with safety and precision, to give notice of their subsequent movements in other places. To have done so would, in m"-lY cases, have only led to disap- pointment and inconvenience to the pubiic, when the engagements to which their notice had pledged them could not afterwards be adhered to. Something of this kind occurred at Swansea, where the commissioners found themselves compelled by an unexpected pressure of business elsewhere, to delay their arrival beyond the day, which had been mentioned in their advertisement of the week preced- ing. At all events it may be said for the commissioners, that the time however short in the estimation of some parties, which they have spent in Wales, has been pretty sedulously occupied. A great mass of evidence respecting the state of the principality has been collected, and placed 011 record for the information of parliament and the country. It is natural enough that every individual, who feels warmly under an existing grievance should have a desire to tell his own story in his own way at the same time it is certain that where local grievances are largely felt and limited in number, so many narrations of them must involve weari- some repetition, and, as far as the object of information is concerned, great waste of time. After a three weeks sitting at Carmarthen it is probable that little novelty remained for the commissioners in the subsequent recital of welsh grievances. The residence of one man who has paid three toll-, in as many miles of this or that trust is, if credible, as good as the evidence of twenty who have paid the same, and nothing is gained by hearing the other nineteen except the object, in many cases indeed an important one, of relieving and satisfying their minds by the opportunity of a fair hearing. But there is another object besides that of sooth- ing the feelings of complainants, which the commissioners doubtless kept in view, as they were bound to do, which was no less than the fruit and result of the whole enquiry, and the object for which a commission was appointed. Upon the conclusion of the proceedings in Wales there remains yet a laborious and anxious task to be performed, and one which cannot be hurried over; there is in the reviewing and digesting of the evidence, the preparation of the report which is to be founded thereon, and lastly, the devising such measure as they may seem fit to recommend to the Legislature in accordance wtih their conclusions—with a view to these objects the question of time was surely not an unimportant one. If anything is to be done for South Wales in the ensuing session it must be done early, or it will probably come to nothing already that period is not far distant, but there would have been no interval at all remain- ing for turning the labours of the commissioners to practical account had they suffered their enquiry to be indefinitely prolonged for the purpose of hearing again and again from ditferent mouths the oft repeated, but substantially the same statement of the grievances of the community. After all, the real test of the utility of the commission, and of the capacity and judgement of those employed in it will be best displayed by these practical results which now remain to be developed. If some of the evils which have been so much complained of, lie, as it is to be feared they do, beyond the reach of legislative amendment, there are others, and not the least vexatious, to which the present defeciive state of the law has either directly or indirectly given origin. Here is a fair field open for the intelligence and sagacity of the commissioners to work upon, and if they succeed, they will be rewarded by the conciousness of having honorably fulfilled the dificult mission entrusted to them, and of having afforded relief and satisfaction to the reason- able demands of this moderate and well-disposed portion of the community. Disposed as we are to give them the credit of sincere and upright intentions, we shall await with anxious expectatiou the disclosure of the views which they have formed and of the measures which in accordance with their recommendation will be proposed for the adoption of the Legislate.
SIR CHARLES MORGANIS ANNUAL CATTLE SHOW, AT COURT-Y-BELLA FARM, NEWPORT. This interesting show of cattle &c., took place on Wednesday last, at the above named farm, and was most numerously attended by persons from all parts of Mon- mouthshire, and the neighbouring counties. The weather was highly propitious which indeed constituted a novelty in the history of this show, as on most former occasions we have had to regret the wet and dirty state of the walks, and have generally had to witness umbrellas and mackintoshes drenched half through. The day, this year, was remarkably mild and fine, and consequently the attendance was more full than usual. Sir Charles Morgan was seen walking around from pen to pen, and stall to stall, examining the mnerent ueasts, and exhibiting a smartness that might shame many of the younger farmers of the day. The show was also honored by the visit of several ladies, who under the escort of the gentlemen agriculturists inspected the various animals and appeared highly delighted, especially with some fine lambs of the Southdown breed. Amongst the animals which were most admired, and which received the praise of several experienced breeders in our hearing, we noticed a two-year-old heifer the property of Mr. Hodges of the Grange; Sir Charles Morgan's yearling heifer, and another two-year-old, both white Mr. Ewer's fat cow, and one exhibited by Mrs. Skyrme of the Splott, near Cardiff, were generally admired, and the beef- eating epicure, would be delighted we have no doubt with a slice from the rump of either, which part seemed grown into deformity by the accumulation of fat. A yearling bull, shewn by Mr. Carpenter, Hereford breed, was highly praised for excellent growth and symmetry. These were the most noticeable among the cattle, and we believe better specimen! of fine breeding have never been exhibited here or elsewhere, although the number was not so great as we have witnessed on former occasions. We regret to mention a falling off, both in the number and quality of the sheep exhibited this year. We, however, noticed a few animals which we must not omit to name. A pen of breeding ewes,the property of Mr. Thomas, of Llantrithyd and a pen of South Down lambs, the property of C. H. Leigh, Esq., ofPontypool; were justly admired and extolled; asalsoa similar pen to the last-mentioned, shown by R. F. Jenner, Esq., of Wenvoe Castle. The pigs exhibited were few in number, but we observed several fine fat ones. Among the rest, one, the property of the Rev. Hugh Williams, of Bas- salleg, remarkably large and fat. The show of horses was by no means au improvement on former years. We noticed but one galloway, and a few brood mares, which were pro- nounced good. IMPLEMENTS. The agricultural implements exhibited this year were as good and as numerous, we think, as last year. A number of machines for various purposes, exhibited by Mr. Stratton, of Bristol, constituted, as usual, the principal part of the show. Among the number were Gardener's turnip cutting machine, several chaff-cutters; also a machine, which in its construc- tion, as well as design, manifested considerable ingenuity on the part of the maker, for cutting oil cake. A cart, intended to convey over land liquid manure, and which consisted of a large cask, with a pump attached for filling the same; and also an apparatus ingeniously. formed for discharging the contents over the ground, attracted much attention. Mr. Lewis, of Abergavenny, and several other persons, exhibited chaff and other machines almost indispeusible in farming operations. We must not omit to notice several small models of churns, carts, &c., exhibited by Mr. Stratton, which appeared to be in every way adapted for the purposes to which they are proposed to be applied. THE DINNER. The dinner was served in the worthy host's usual excellent style, there being provided for the most fastidious appetite, everything which a judicious taste could suggest; and Mr. Lloyd's taste has never been questioned in the culinary department, any more than in his choice of wines, which all pronounced worthy of the occasion. Two large rooms were occupied for dinner; after itwas over, the company assembled in one room, which was filled almost to suffocation. Among the company, which numbered about 150, we noticed the following gentlemen:—Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. Charles ;VI organ, .Esq., M.P.; Octavius Morgan, Esq., M.P.; Gen- eral Milman Rev. Augustus Morgan, Rev. James Coles; Col. Lascelles Sir Edward Baker; Sir John Guise; Capt. Baker, 73rd regiment of foot; Capt. Lowe, Royal Artillery Chalmoner, Esq., from the Royal Agricultural Society of England Messrs. F. Justice, M. Fothergill, R. Fothergill, Henry John Davis, Henry Collins, M. Williams, of Pen-y- coed Castle; T. Cooke, Evan David, Radyr Court; S. Harford, John Lewis, Joseph Latch, J. J. Nicholas, David Harrhy, J. H. Langdon, J. Llewellyn, Abercarne; Wm. Whapham, Bonvilstone; Lewis, Lanmaes, &c., &c. The cloth having been removed, Sir Charles Morgan rose and proposed the Queen," which was responded to with nine times nine. The worthy Chairman next proposed the health of" Queen Adelaide," whose charitable disposition, and sympathies with the really deserving, recommended her to the admiration of the entire community. (Prolonged cheering.) Sir Charles Morgan next proposed Prince Albert;" and in mentioning the Prince, he must remark that in every way he commanded their respect; but above all they would admire him, because he was a fox hunter." (Drank with much enthusiasm.) The next toast was the Prince of Wales and all the Royal Family. (Much cheering.) Capt. Baker, of the 73rd regiment, rose to propose the health of one whose name he knew he had only to mention, and they would receive it in a manner which it deserved. He meant Sit Charles Morgan, Bart." (At the mention of the worthy Baronet's name, the entire company stood up, and continued in vehement cheering for some time.) Capt. Baker continued and said, that knowing the kindness of the worthy Baronet's heart, he might say, the princely munifi- cence which characterised all he did, he was glad to see him presiding over a society, which, under his direction and special patronage, had arisen to such importance. (Cheers.) He had been much gratified with the scene he had witnessed that day, to the pleasure of which Sir Charles Morgan had so much contributed and, hoping that they might have the return of many similar ones, he would propose Long life to Sir Charles Morgan, and the House of Tredegar." Sir Charles, in his usually brilliant manner, returned thanks, and said that during the last twenty-four years of the existence of the exhibition, he had always exerted himself in its behalf, and it certainly furnished him on this day one of the proudest days of his life. (Cheers.) He had personally inspected the stock, and it gave him great pleasure to observe, that it was, in his opinion, equal to that of any previous year, both in quantity and quality, and well bred. He would confess to hare been disappointed in the show of horses, which was, indeed, so meagre, as almost to induce them to discontinue the cups but he had opposed that step, and would recommend a continuance of the prizes, in the hope that the judges in awarding them according to their merit, would induce a better exhibition for competition in future. (Cheers.) There was one thing he would mention, and it was, that during the last fifty years of his life, in which he had granted a great number of leases, he had not had half a dozen disagreements with his tenants, while he hoped he had been instrumental in making hundreds happy. (Pro- longed cheering.) With the permission of the judge and the company, he would now proceed with the distribution of the prizes, which were as follows SILVER CUPS GIVEN BY SIR CHARLES MOL/GAN — For the best yearling Bull, North Devon breed-C. M. R. Morgan, Esq., Ruperra. For the best two years old Heifer, ditto—C. M. R. Mor- gan, Esq., Ruperra. For the best yearling Bull, short-horned breed—Mr. John Bland, Sully. For the best two years old Heifer, ditto-Sir C. Morgan, Bart., Tredegar. For the best yearling Bull, Hereford breed-Mr. J. N. Carpenter, Eardisland. For the best two years old Heifer, ditto—Mr. James Hodges, Grange. For the best yearling Bull, Ayrshire breed-Disputed. For the best two years old Heifer, ditto-E. T. Foley, Esq., Stoke Edith Park. For the best yearling Bull, Glamorganshire breed-No stock exhibited. For the best two years old Heifer, ditto—Mr. Thomas Thomas, St. Hilary. For the best Boar, under a year old-Rev. Augustus Mor- gan, Machen. For the best Fat Pig-Rev. Hugh Williams, Bassalleg. For the best Ram lamb, long wool—Mr. Henry Higgins, Herefordshire. THE FOLLOWING SILVER CUPS GIVEN BY OTHER GENTLEMEN Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq.-A cup, for the best yearling Steer, bred by the exhibitor—SirC. Morgan, Bart.,Tredegar. Frederick Justice, Esq.-A cup, for the second best ditto, bred by the exhibiter- C. H. Leigh, Esq., Pontypool. R. J. Blewitt, Esq.—A cup, for the best pair of two years old Hereford Steers, bred by a tenant farmer in the county of Monmouth, being his property at the time of showing— Mr. James Hodges, Grange. Colonel Lascelles-A cup, for the best Glamorganshire Fat Cow—Mr. Thomas Thomas, St. Hilary. Thomas Powell, Esq.—A cup, value ten guineas, for the best yearling Heifer, bred by the exhibiter-Sir C. Morgan, Bart., Tredegar. William Mark Wood, Esq.—A cup, value five guineas, for the second best ditto, bred by, and being the bona fide property of, a farmer not farming his own estate-Mr. Rees Keene, Pen-y-Creeg. Samuel Homfray, Esq.—A cup, for the best two years old Heifer, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing—Sir C. Morgan, Bart., Tredegar. General Mundy—A cup, for the best fat Cow, bred by the exhibiter-Mr. Morgan Williams, Pen-y-coed. George Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best Fat Ox, under five years old-Sir C. Morgan, Bart., Tredegar. Philip Jones, Esq.—A cup, for the best two years old Pull, bred by the e*hibiter^Mf, "William Miles, Raglaud, Hugh Owen, Esq.—A cup, for the best pen of Four Breeding Ewes, long wool, bred by the exhibiter--M-r-, Thomas Thomas, of Tydraw. Sir Benjamin Hall-A cup, for the best pen of Four Breeding Ewes, Mountain breed, bred by the exhibiter-- R. Fothergill, Esq., Tredegar. General Milman—A cup, for the best Ram Lamb, South Down breed, bred by the exhibiter—C. H. Leigh, EM £ I Pontypool Park. Rev. Leyson Penoyre-A cup, for the best pen of Five Yearling Wethers, long wool, bred by the exhibiter—John Monkhouse, Esq., Stow, Hereford. Robert Jenner, Esq.—A cup, for the best pen of Five, South Down Wethers, bred by the exhibiter, in the couaty. of Glamorgan-Robert Jenner, Esq., Wenvoe Castle. Lady Hall, Llanover Court-A silver cup, value five gui- neas, for the best pen of One Black Ram and Three Blopk Ewes, Welsh breed, not to be under the age of twelve months, and to have been in possession of the owner at lest six months previous to the show-Mr. Matthew Fothergill, Bedwellty. Joseph Bailey, jun., Esq.—A cup, for the best Cart Stallion that has covered in the county of Monmouth in 1843—Mr. Thomas Williams. Cowbrideei William Jones, Esq., Clytha—A cup, for the best Brood Mare, half-bred—Mr. John Monkhouse, Stow, Hereford. John E. Rolls, Esq. -A cup, for the best Pony, under five years old, bred by the exhibiter-Tvir. John Fothergill, Cefn. Rev. Augustus Morgan—A cup, for the best Galloway, under five years old-C. H. Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park. Charles Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best three years old Colt or Filly, got by a thorough-bred horse, and bred in Glamorganshire or Monmouthshire—Mr. Matthew IV-illiams, Mitchell Troy. Octavius Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best Boar and Sow, of the improved Berkshire breed, under a yeai old-Rev. Augustus Morgan, Machen. J. Bruce Pryce, Esq.—A cup, for the best Ayrshire Cow, bred by the exhibiter-Mr. Charles Hale, Whitson.. PRIZES GIVEN BY GENTLEMEN OF NEWPORT AND THE NEIGHBOURHOOD — A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best Bull, COWl and Offspring, being under two years old, the cow and off- spring having been bred by the exhibiter; and the bull, cow; and offspring being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded Mr. David Jones, Llantillio, Crossenny. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best Fat Cow, fed by the exhibiter, and being in his possession twelve cal- ender months previous to the day of showing. Cross breed excluded—Mrs. Skyrme, Splott. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best pair of Oxen, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded—Mr. David Jones, Llantillio Crossenny. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best pair of two years old Steers, bred and fed by thp exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded—Mr. James Hodges, Grange. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pair of yearling Steers, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded, Mr. William Whapham, Bolston. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the three best two years old Stock Heifers, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded- Mr. James Hodges, Grange. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the three best yearling Stock Heifers, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed exeluded- Mr. Benjamin Marfell, Trostrey. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pen, con- sisting of Four yearling Wedders, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded-Mr. Thomas Thomas, Tydraw. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pen, con- sisting of Four yearling Stock Ewes, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded—Mr. Richard Philpot, Hays Gate. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pen, con- sisting of Four Breeding Ewes, under three years old, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing. Cross breed excluded-No stock exhibited. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best piece (not being less than five acres) of Swedish turnips, growing within the county of Monmouth—Mr. George Dowle, Caerwent. A premium of two guineas and a half, for farm-servants and labourers, for the longest servitude under the the same master—Mr. W. Baker's servant, Evan Evans. A second premium of one guinea and a half, ditto—Mr. B. Marfield's servant, Thomas Morgan. A third premium of one guinea, ditto-Mr. M. Williams's servant, Samuel Williams. Half-a-guinea to the proprietor of the best couple of turkies-Mary Brain. Half-a-guinea to the proprietor of the best couple of geese —Elizabeth Samuel and Mary Brain. Half-a-guinea to the proprietor of the best couple of ducks —Ann Waters. Half-a-guinea to the proprietor of the best couple of fowls —Rachel White. One guinea to the person having the greatest quantity,, of honey in 1843-Charlotte Waters. Sir Charles with his usual affability made suitable observa- tions on giving the prizes to each successful competitor, and on presenting the cup given by J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., Sir Charles said Mr. Pryce would have been here, but was attending a meeting in Glamorganshire. After the prizes were distributed Sir Charles proposed the health of the judge, Mr. Lucas, who he had no doubt in the exquisite discrimination he had manifested in the various awards had given every satisfaction. (Drank with cheers.) Mr. Lucas in a brief speech returned thanks, and was glad to find that they approved of his conduct, which was evident from the cordial manner in which they had responded to his name. (Cheers), He should be always happy to serve them, and hoped the interests they had in view would ever succeed and prosper. (Cheers.) Sir Charles Morgan proposed the health of Mr. Chalmoner, who devoted much of his time, and sacrificed many comforts to the interest of agriculture, and would couple his name with the Royal Agricultural Society of England. (Cheers.) ILT-- 1. I iur. nalmoner, rose and said that he felt greatly indebted to Sir C. Morgan, for the flattering manner in which he had mentioned his name, and he was not surprised at witnessing the ardent manner in which they had received the name of the Agricultural Society of England, as he felt convinced that the farmers of Monmouthshire generally took great interest in its success. It was a principle in that society, and he was glad to observe it was a rule also observed in this, that no political discussion should be introduced. He must, however, be allowed to hint that lately agriculture had received a great shock, and he could assure the farmers around him that they had no hope from any quarter, but must rest exclusively upon themselves, and the ground for future success must be sought in more strict attention to science and economy. Choice of seed was not sufficient, they had not taken out of the soil all that it would be found to contain. He would say pouring a cup of guano or sprinkling an ounce of bone dust on a turnpike road would not warrant them a crop of turnips, but he would undertake to say, that artificial manures will when judiciously applied produce crops not hitherto thought of. The recent discoveries in chemistry conferred considerable benefit and advantage to the farmer, the application of which would insure crops hitherto unparalleled. (Cheers.) Draining had not received due attention from the farmer. In England, Scotland, and Wales this had been the case. He was happy to say that the Agricultural Society of England, by its exertions, had reduced the price of draining tiles to ten shillings per thousand, the general adoption of which he could not too ardently recommend. There had been of late years great improvements made in agricultural implements, which furnished great facility for farming ope- rations—instance thrashing and other machines; but he would not tell them to employ one labourer the less ;-on the contrary, the time they thus gained should be employed in collecting compost, and making such arrangements about the farm, that the farmer should never be obliged to take a guinea in his pocket to go out of his yard to purchase ma- uure. He must not omit to mention the advantages accruing to the farmer by the invention of the horse-hoe, which, by sowing the turnips from eighteen to twenty inches a. part, might be used with success. It was at present an expensive instrument, but he hoped that, ere long, the price would be so reduced as to render obsolete the common hoe' Much praise was due to Sir Charles Morgan; and they would pardon him with concluding by reciting an anecdote of the worthy baronet, which was to the effect that George the Fourth had regretted, on one occasion, that he could not confer on him a title, he considered, he fully deserved, viz —The Prince of Wales. (Loud and prolonged cheers.) Sir Charles Morgan rose and proposed the healths of Sir John Guise and Sir Edward Baker. Sir Edward, in returning thanks, said he had come a great distance, at the invitation of Sir Charles but if it had been ten times the distance he would have attended rather than have foregone the pleasure he had experienced that day. Sir Charles again rose and proposed The Inhabitants of Newport," who had so materially assisted in contributing to the exhibition; and he hoped every satisfaction had been given to tjiem in the distribution of their cups • and, con- tinued the worthy baronet, if I stand alone, I 'will "ive it nine times nine. After this, as may be supposed, the toast was vehemently received. H. J. Davis, Esq., as junior member of the committee, returned thanks, and, while standing, would ask permission to propose "The health of Mr. Philpotts, the steward for the turnips." Mr. Williams, of Penycoed Castle, proposed The health of Charles Morgan, Esq., of Ruperra, which was drank with 9 times 9." Charles Morgan, Esq., rose to return thanks, and said, that by following the example set him by the Monmouth- shire farmers, he hoped to be successful in the production of good stock. (Cheers.) He was happy to say the stock of this county was inferior to none, and was pleased to remember that at Derby, a heifer had been beaten by a heifer bred in the county of Monmouth, and proposed The Agricultural Society of the Town and Borough of Newport." Sir Charles Morgan proposed The health of Colonel Vandermeulen." turned tfiaftte, V Sir Charles Morgan proposed "The health of Captahi^ JLpwe, of the Artillery." Capt. Lowe returned thanks, and observed that the army was so closely identified with the agricultural interest of the country, that they could not be separated, and.concluded by thanking the president for the honourable mention of his name, and hoped he would long survive to preside over liieetings such as this. Sir Charles Morgan, proposed 11 The Duke of Cambri ige, and the Brigade of Guards." Sir John Guise returned thanks in a warm nd appro- priate speech. Mr. Richard Fothergill proposed "The he, 11 i: of the Members of the County." Octavius Morgan, Esq., rose, and on behalf of himself and colleague, Lord Granville Somerset, begged to return thanks for the honourable manner in which their names had been received. He must say, he felt deeply indebted and proportionately grateful for the kindness which t'.ioy had always manifested towards his father, brother, and himself. He appeared before them to-day as a new characto. nd although his black sheep had not been successful, he ir.rht, probably, be more successful on some future occasion. He was not only anxious and proud to be their representative, but also to indentify himself with them as an agriculturist and practical farmer. Sir Charles Morgan rose and said, that after the arduous business of the day, recollecting that he was now crown ripe in years they would excuse his retiring at that early hour; before leaving, he would however remark, that he was at all times desirous of fostering that which should ever exist, viz., confidence between landlord and tenant. He would, therefore, give them Live and let live." Sir Charles then left the room, accompanied by several of his family and friends, amidst loud and hearty cheers from all parts of the room. We are happy to be enabled to state that Sir Charles ap- peared in excellent health and spirits, and intimated a hope that he should yet appear amongst them at their next annual meeting, stating it was his intention to give the usual prizes the coming year, and he would not say without some addition. ACCIDENT.—On Monday evening last, Capt. Baker, of the 73rd regiment, while driving in his gig on the Msyjshes-road, in the direction of Newport, the vehicle, in his attempt to avoid a collision with another gig, passing at the time, was upset, and he was thrown out. The road, at the point of collision, had a considerable quantity of loose stones and rubbish thrown on it. The gig received considerable damage, .but the gallant Capt., we are happy to say, sustained little Wijury from the fall. VALUE OF THE DOCK TO NEWPORT, ILLUSTRATED.— We have been informed, and it is a gratifying fact that a large vessel which has lately undergone thorough repairs in this town, was brought to our port in consequence of the dock accommodation, without which she could not have been repaired here. The outlay in labour, &c., in the port, has, in this instance, been about eleven hundred pounds This" good ship" has taken in a cargo of iron.
ISmtmjShtre. COMMITMENTS TO BRECON COUNTY GAOL.—5th December by W. H. Bevan, Esq., and Rev. R. W. P. Davies, rnomas Lewis, miner, to six weeks hard labour, for desert-* ing his wife and children, whereby they became chargeable to the parish of Llanelly. James James, farm labourer, for trial at the Sessions, charged with stealing one sheep, at the parish of Cwmder. 6th of December, by Mynors Baskerville. Esq., M.P. and Henry Allen, Esq. David Davies, of the parish of Talgarth, labourer, for trial at the Assizes, charged with feloniously stabbing one George King, gamekeeper to- the Rev. iscount Hereford. 8th December, by the Rev. Thomas Vaughan Evan Price, of the parish of Llanavan- fechan, labourer, for trial at the Sessions, charged upon the oaths of John Jones, and others, with feloniously stealing and driving away at the parish of Llanllconfel, fourteen sheep the property of the said John Jones. 11th Decem ber by the Rev. Thomas Vaughan, and D. W. Lloyd, Esq.; Thomas Davies, late of the parish of Denynnock, labourer, for trial at the Sessions, charged upon the oaths of Owen Jones, and others, with feloniously stealing at the parish of Trallong in the Hamlet of Glynor, six sheep, the property of the said Owen Jones. BRECON MARKET—Wheat 6s.; barley 3s. lOd. oats 2s. 4d.; peas 4s. 6d., per average bushel. Beef 5d. mutton 5d.; pork 4d.; veal 5d.; fresh butter 9d. salt ditto 8d.; skim cheese 4d., per pound. Fat pigs 5s. to Gs. per score. 1 THE WINTER ASSIZES.-The Winter Assizes for Pem- brokeshire and Carmarthenshire take place this month. The judges are Justices Maule and Cresswell. The Pembrokeshire commission will be opened at Haverfordwest on the 18th instant, and the Carmarthenshire commission at Carmarthen on the 22nd instant. At Haverfordwest there are 25 prisoners committed for being concerned in the destruction of gates on the Fishguard road; these will be tried, and there are some few others for offences not con- nected with Rebecca's doings, and at Carmarthen, upwards of 44 prisoners will be tried—some of them charged with the commission of three or four distinct seperate crimes There are a number of persons out under bail, charged with Rebeccaism." MEETING OF PARLIAMENT.—Her Majesty will hold a privy council at Windsor Castle the latter end of this week when Parliament will be further prorogued from Tuesday' the 19th instant, to a future day, then to meet for the despatch of business. We understand that there is no in- tention at present of calling the Legislature together before the usual time of assembling. BANKRUPTS, Tuesday.—Joseph Cundy, Ranelagh-street Pimlico, carpenter-John Harman, Wrhitefriar's-road, Lon- don, and Edinburgh, common brewer-William Stinton, Duke-street, Grosvenor-square, cook—Zachariah Parkes and Robert Henderson, Duke-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and Ventnor, Isle of Wight, carpenters—Joseph Jukes, West- bromwich, Staffordshire, nail-manufacturer, and Rowley Regis, Shropshire, coal-master—David Rowlands, Pwllheli Carnarvonshire, dealer in wines. RATIONAL SOCIETY.—A circular has been issued by the bishops to the clergy in their respective churches, inclosing a copy of the Queen's letter, requiring in each church or chapel a sermon in behalf of this admirable society, from the operations of which the children of the poor derive such un- speakable advantages. The sermons are to be preached on such Sunday before the I st day of June next as the clergy may judge most favourable to the purpose. TOLL QUESTION.—A case of importance to toll gate keepers and others was decided by the magistratel, at their petty sessions at Nantwich, on Tuesday se'nuight. The keeper of the turnpike gate at Henbull having been sum- moned for demanding and receiving toll of Mr. Wm. Walley Downes, whilst on his way to his usual place of worship and it appearing that Mr. Downes resides in Nantwich, but attends worship at the parish church of Acton, in which parish the turnpike gate is situate, the magistrates con- struing the word "parochial" in sec. 32. of Geo. 4, c. 126, as denoting the situation of Mr. D.'s place of worship, with reference to his residence, held that he was liable to pay the toll, and dismissed the summons. A NEW FEMALE OCCUPATION.—The School of Design at Somerset House, has established a class for the instruction of women in wood engraving. It is already well attended, and has added another to the very limited opportunities for the occupation of female talent which exist in this country. ERUPTWN OF ETNA.—On Wednesday, the 23rd of Nov.. the Neapolitan steamer, Francesco Primo, arrived at Malta from Naples and Sicily. She brings some interesting details of an eruption of Mount Etna, and of the damage caused by the lava. Several of the noblemen's seats have been Lurnei to the ground, some vineyards have been destroyed, and among the heaviest losses sustained is that of a paper manu- factory of immense size and notoriety.
tiírtfJø, Marriages, anti Ueatfja. BIRTHS. On the 8th Dec., the wife of Mr. Gough, Llanarth Cottage, Newport, Monmouthshire, of a son. At Naples, on the 20th Nov., the I.aHv J n.„ Griffith, of a daughter. -r SeC'' P,eck' of a daughter. On the 13th Dec., at Cardiff, the wife of Mr. John S./vvr, of the 1 heatres Royal, Bnstol and Cardiff, of a daughter. On the 1-th Dec., at Cardiff, the wife of Mr. John Elcombe, of a son. » MARRIAGES. thc°Rehv! WDpoweail, M^Robm'S^XQWiy' b>f Newport Monmouthshire, to Mary Meredith, dauber of MCredlth' ESq^f i THETNNTY On the 9th Doc., at Neath church, by the Rev H H Era^botL'Sh.11'- W'm™' U"°". » W" Evans, both of Neath. DEATHS. 25th Nov., at Kensington Cottaee » <9, Mrs. Hester Williams, relict of the late' }*■ vv ii^ Williams, rector of Llyswen, Breconshire. 'tT' On the 2nd Doc., at Sneed Park, Gloucp<<»Pr,] • • Obbt^r;,Enq" thC emlnent a^culturS On the 6th Dec., at Abergavenny, Mis<5 ° T daughter of the late Hugh Jones, Esq J Jones' on On the 8th Dec., in Brook-street c- ,H°n- the Earl of Plymouth! ,dlr°r Col one!.6 of\h e^SOUi* Regiment! GeUeral Sir John Tn>tor' Colonel of the 80tll Regiment. M^'Jonathan Cren't /tone-le-pit, in this county, On tSr I?' :X;/armer' m«ch respected. years and 6 months Fi ,wlais> aftcr a short illness, aged 8 Tnhn "P Elizabeth, the beloved daughter of Mr. On Hi8h-street, Dowlais. of E. L. Richard^EaSqAberdare the wife MJC 'EdwudMn"" 3r'd Ilenry WUUaiaS> SOU of -«• 4WY&f4 »?rcbaot, Mertbyi»
Mr. Crawshay. In ppint of order there was no objection. Mr. Coffin briefly directed the attention of the meeting to the subject properly before them. He agreed with Mr. Price, that they were not quite in order, and that their pro- ceedings were inconsistent with the Act of Parliament -were not only irrelevant, but nugatory, and that all business based on them could tend to no practical issue. Mr. Crawshay's proposition was, certainly, out of order. The matter should be brought forward at a general meeting of the shareholders, made special for the purpose of entertaining his proposition. Any resolution they might come to on the subject without the sanction of a meeting convened agreeably to the spirit of the Act of Parliament, would be perfectly nugatory. He did not say this for the purpose of clogging the proposal of Mr. Crawshay, but it was plain they could not progress in this matter by violating an Act of Parliament. Mr. Edy said, the subject was one for deep and anxious consideration. They had waited patiently for five years for a return for their investment; and up to the present they heard nothing but disappointment. For his part, he should like to see fair terms come to between the Canal, the ltail. way, and the Dock. He should like to see them one inter- est. From what he knew and heard of the character of the Marquess of Bute, he believed him incapable of looking for any terms that were not strictly honourable. He saw no reason why a committee should not be formed to take these three subjects into consideration. Mr. Crawshay's proposi- tion should not, he thought, be got rid of by a quibble. Mr. Hamlin wished to be informed why, if the present proposition was good for the railway, it was not made before. Mr. Crawshay.—My proposition is now before you. Mr. Bruce Pryce said, that with all due respect for the opinion of the chairman, he should take leave to say that they would not be proceeding quite regularly in now entering on the subject of tbe proposed junction. He quite agreed with the view taken of the subject by Mr. Coffin and Mr. Price, that to legalize the measure it must proceed from a. meeting specially convened for the purpose. The adjourn- went of the present meeting can only take cognizance of b matter which.pertains to the last, meeting. For his own part he should be happy ttv concur in the proposition which had been submitted, and gM< it hill,best consideration. Mr. Crawshay said, he could not but feel complimented by the manner in which his proposition had been received. In the acceptance of that, he thought the good of the three interests would be consulted. If the proposition before the meeting was not carried, it would not be his fault., nor did he think the interests at stake in the concern alluded to would be promoted by its rejection. Mr. Coffin, he could perceive was, at one time, an advocate for the Ely Branch, now, nothing would do for him but the docks. F ir his part he never wished for the Ely branch, because there had been already an ample outlay of money in the railway. He had thrown out the proposition for the amalgamation of the three concerns, and he would leave it to the meeting to deal with it as they thought proper. Because he wished for all imaginable prosperity to them it was that he did not wish to have cold water thrown on the proposition. Mr. Coffin, he thought, might have spared his remarks, on choaking up of the canal. With little alterations, the canal could do much, and no combination, he thought, of other interests, could be put in competition with the facilitiesafforded by the canal for trade. When on the part of the Canal Company he made the present proposition, there were many gentlemen present who were aware of the many advantages that would result from it. The canal, it was true, cost but £ 160,000, yet the expenditure of live times that sum could not now procure the advantages which it now possesses. The receipts of the canal last year were remunerative, and left a surplus. He now put it to Mr. Coffin, and other gentlemen, if they would make a bargain with him. If they got X 18,000 last year as the result of so many miles of way, the probability lay in favour of an increase so that they would perceive he was offering them property which it was well worth their while to take into their consideration. He thought they should not be precluded by mere form from now entering upon the proposition. The meeting, however, might deal with it as they pleased he would leave it in their hands. (Cheers.) Mr. Coffin briefly adverted to the prejudice which he for- merly entertained in favour of the Ely branch, and which he was now ready to relinquish, in the hopes of their being | ultimately in a condition to get a dividend for the railway. He was still of opinion that an arrangement with the Marquess of Bute would greatly enhance the value of their property, and afford considerable facilities to their trade. Mr. Crawshay ultimately withdrew his proposition, as it appeared ta be the sense of the meeting that the proceeding was irregular; and could not, as the meeting was at present constituted, lead to any practical result. Mr. Camplin bore testimony to the general anxiety that prevailed at a meeting which he attended on the previous day for a junction of the railway and canal. There seemed to be but one opinion on the subject, and he regretted that they were debarred to-day from entering on its consideration by a point of order. A general feeling prevailed in the room, that as the meet- ing was constituted, they were debarred from entering on the propriety of Mr. Crawshay's proposition. In order to facilitate the entertainment of that proposition it was pro- posed to put an end to the present sitting, aud vrtt). t,h. view Sir John Guest was moved from the chair. J. Bruce Pyce, Esq., was then called thereto, when a new meeting was finally constituted, competent to entertain the proposi- tion of Mr. Crawshay. Mr. Crawshay then briefly recapitulated the proposition, which, at an early part of the meeting, he had made, and dwelt on the advantages to be derived from a junction of the interests of Canal and Railway, They would then be in a condition to treat with the Marquess of Bute for his docks, but they had no idea of giving such profits to him as were contemplated without their participating in the sweets of them. According to his calculation, the lessees of the dock should receive E20,000 a year, in order to secure a bare profit of £ 500 a year. But these, and others were matter for consider- ation 111 committee, rather than the tumult of a public meet- ing. Hopes had been held out to the Hon. Mr. Clive, of some profitable returns, but he was sure, that that gentleman would be induced to relinquish his claim to promote the common interest. Mr. Crawshay, after some discussion, concluded by mov- ing, that a conference of gentlemen, representing the Canal and the Railway, be held at the Cardiff Arms Hotel, on Monday. A representative of the Marquess of Bute, it wa3 understood, would also attend the conference, when the entire subject would be gone into. With this understanding the meeting separated, having previously awarded thanks to the chairman by acclamation.