Mr Bruen's return will be vigorously and effectively sustained by the electors. The Stamp Commissioners have decided that the device of a bird cut on a glass seal is an armorial bearing BOLD SMUGGIXRS.—One of the most intrepid instances of smuggling on record occurred in the vicinity of Hastings, Sussex, a few days since. It appears that a party had for some months determined on an endeavour to run tubs at the mot inaccessible part of the cliff to the eastward of the town, near Ecclesbourn, and directly under the nose of the coast guard men on duty. The cliffs at this spot are most appalling to look up at, being full of projections, and overhanging to a fearful extent. Still that was the iõpot selected for the enterprise. The boat contained about 70 tubs. Information had been given to the officer on duty, but theapparent impossibility of the daring attempt caused it to be treated rather as a feint to divert attention from some more accessible spot. Still the officer visited the place about the time, when, from %i hat has since transpired, the liquor was all but held to his nose, without his being able to smell it out. A dog that was with the man on duty on the cliff, was far more sagacious in detecting the pre- sence of the plunderers of the revenue, for he kept barking at something under the cliff, whioh excited the attention of his master, who approached the edge to ascertain what it was, but was desired by his officer to retire, lest he should fall over. At length the tubs were all run without the knowledge of the look-out. When morning dawned, the fact was discovered, but scarcely believed. It appeared that the bold smugglers had contrived to hang up a ladder of rope, with wooden rods, from several projections on the cliff, which they climbed with the tubs, thereby avoiding the immense difficulty of ascending an overhanging precipice of at least 150 feet in height. The sl ightest lall, in any form, must have been instant death to the adventurers, who would inevitably have becri dashed to atoms on the pointed rocks beneath. A bolder attempt, it is everywhere admitted. is not recorded in the annals of heroisra.-Hanti Advertiser,
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. (Continued from our Third Page.) MONMOUTHSHIRE LENT ASSIZES. On Wednesday the 27th ult., Coltliurst Batcinan, Esq., Higu SllCriff of the county, set out to escort her Majesty's Judges into Monmouth to open the Coin- mission ol Assize. Such was the pressure of business at Hereford, that it was half-past ten o'clock at night when be returned, accompanied by the Hon. Mr Justice Pattesou, and immediately proceeded to the Crown Court, where his Lordship opened the Com- mission, and then adjourned the court till eleven o'clock on the following morning. On Thursday morning, about half-past nine, the Right Hon. Sir Thomas Krskine arrived, and at ten o'clock their Lordships proceeded to church, and heard divine service, when an excellent discourse was delivered by the Rev. John Irvin, Rector of Ll intris- sent, and Chaplain to the High Sheriff, from Psalms xcix. 4. Their Lordships then opened the business of the As- size, the Hon Justice Patteson presiding in the Crown Court, the Hon. Justice Jirskine at Nisi Prius. The Crown Court having been opened with the usual formalities, the following gentlemen took the oath as GRAND JURORS. Sir DIGBY MACKWORTII. Bart., Foreman. Samuel Babington, Esq. Wm. Morgan, Esq. It. Blakemore. Esq. Martin Morrison, fisq. R. P. Boyd, Esq. Major Marriott. George Brewer. Esq. Wm. Xeedham, Esq. George Cobb. Esq. Iltyd Nicholl, Esq. John Gisborne, Esq. Thomas Reece, Esq. Sir B. Hall, Bart., M.P. J. Roberts, Esq. Drybridge. George Harcotii-t, Esq. J. F. Vanghan, Esq. Samuel Homfray, Pscl. F. H. Williams, Esq. John Llewellvn, Esq. O. A. Wyatt, Esq. John Miller, Esq. The learned Judge then in a luminous address to the Grand Jury, stated that if he had had any idea of the large increase to the calendar made since he fixed the time of holding the Assize, he should have allowed a much longer time; but at least three-fourths of the charges had come in since. More than half of the cases were from Newport; and many for petty offences, as stealing coal. He understood that town had not right of holding sessions for trial; he thought that it ought to have, for the county was put to a great un- necessary expense in bringing all those prionef shere for trial, There were a few cases which it was ne- cessary for him to notice: there were four for forgery. In case No. 7, the prisoner was charged with uttering; the evidence in this case was not clear, but he saw no pretence for the charge of uttering; the prisoner gave the check not in payment, which constitutes uttering. but to be kept for him. There was no evidence but that the prisoner had said that he had written the name; and this was forgery, not uttering. He did not know whether the prisoner had said anything to the constable. He found the constables here, as in all other places, by far too busy, and acting as if tbey thought themselves entitled to cross-question pris- soners, and assume all the functions of magistrates, which they had no right to do. He should take care, whenever he found such conduct brought before him to teach them their duty, aud give them a good "joba- tion" (the learned judge said), in the case. No. 37, of Elizabeth Franklin, it appeared in the deposition that the constable told her c. I've found it ail out, so you may as well tell the truth at once." lie would leave the Grand Jury to judge whether that statement did not amount to saying at once, it will be better for you if you tell. If tAiey were of that opinion the testi- mony could not be received. Of the forgery cases, that of No. 43 had peculiar circumstances. It was said to be the forgery of the endorsement of a bank upon a bill of exchange. The forgery was "The Tredegar Wharf Company per procuration W. Price," when he had no authority so to sign. Whether this was forgery was a question of law, but that was no reason for the Grand Jury to reject the bill. No. 9 was a case of stabbing. By Lord Ellenborough's Act, and afterwards by Sir Robert Peel's Act, it was ne- cessary in this case that if death ensue it would be murder, but by subsequent acts it was sufficient if the offence would be manslaughter. In case No. 16 the prisoner was a lodger in the house, and was charged with having stolen and burst out of the house before six o'clock in the morning. If the indictment had been for stealing and breaking out, it would have been good. His being a lodger did not prevent the act being felony, or burglary if he forcibly broke out of the house between the hours of nine at night and six in the morning. The next case, of a man stealing oats from his master, was one in whicu the article stolen was found hid under other bags in his master's waggon. It was said he had secreted them in a bag to sell for his own advantage: but if they were taken from the bin for the purpose of being so sold, it was a sufficient asportation to constitute larceny. In the case ofGeo. Phiney, No. 28, the prisoner was charged with embezzling money; to which he replied that he did not embezzle, but only took the money for short fares, which were his perquisite. The question for them to ascertain was whether he really thought that they were so. In the case No. 29, a woman was charged with stealing money from the person of the prosecutor. The Grand Jury would see what sort of story the prosecutor told. In No. 30 a man was ac- cused of stealing a pair of shoes. It seemed that he had ordered the prosecutor to make him a pair of shoes; he called to try them on, and the shoemaker put one of the shoes on his foot and laced it the prisoner then desired him to put the other shoe on, but the prosecutor refused to do so till he was paid for them, and the prisoner having the shoe in his hand (we understood) walked away with the other shoe on his foot. (Laughter.) The question was whether he really meant tosteal the shoes: but he (the Judge) must say lie thought it a very trifling case. In the case No. 51, the prisoner was charged with breaking into the house in which he was a lodger, and stealing. Tnis was a peculiar case, because if he was a lodger he had cer- tainly a right to go into the house; but here he had gone out, and said he should not want to come in for a long time, and he had then broken open the house and stolen 3everal spoons. A lodger was not justified in breaking open the house, having gone out in the manner here deposed; and then, knowing that the house was locked, his breaking it open was the same ns the act of any other stranger. There was another case, not in the calendar, in which a man, named W yse, was charged with a felonious assau't on a. woman; this person was not committed, and accord- ing to the depositions there was no pretence for the charge of felony, though there certainly was for an assault. There was an important case of Williams and others, charged with obstructing a mine. By the Act 7 and 8 Geo. IV. cap. 30. sec. 6, to stop air holes or fill up or obstruct a mine, with intent to damage it, was made a felony; here, the act was said to be done with intent to damage the mine, and to that they would give their particular attention. There was another case, No. 4, on the calendar of which he would not mention the particulars. The whole evidence rested upon one witness, but his testimony, if it was considered valid, proved the case fully. They would sift the matter thoroughly, because, if the fact were not perfectly clear, it would be better not to bring such a case into a public court. From the late hour at which he arrived the preceding night, and the great number of cases before him, he feared he might possibly have omitted some cases to which he ought to have adverted; but if this was so, and they would inform him of any difficulty that they met, ho should be happy to give them any expla- nation. The Grand Jury then retired and in a short time presented a true bill against. Benjamin Taylor, charged with stealing, at Llan- thewy Skirrid, a bag of oats, the property of Henry William Walbridge, Esq. Air Lee rnadean ingenious speech in defence of the prisoner, and called a witness to character. Guilty-Six. months' hard labour. Henry Powell was charged embezzling money, the property of his employer, Mr Paul Morgan, grocer, Monmouth. The case excited great interest. The judge said if the jury thought the prisoner meant to return the money in the morning, it was not a felouious intent; and that was especially the point for them to consider.—Not guilty. Joseph Hurst, charged with stealing, at St. Woolos, on the 11 til of February, 50 pounds of coal, the property of Thomas Powell and others, pleaded guilty. Three months' hard labour. Thomas Williams, a very simple looking youth, aged 18, was charged with burglary in the house of William Leonard, farmer, at Redwick, on the 13th of November, and stealing eight five-pound notes, six sovereigns, a coat, and other articles. Mr Talbot stated the case. Guilty—Fifteen years' transpor- tation. Thomas Ford, aged 19, and William Davi.es, 20, charged with a burglary in the house of Griffith Williams, at Lanover Upper, on the 1st January, and stealing 50 silk handkerchiefs, a watch, and other ar- ticles, pleaded guilty. Sentenced to 10 years' trans- portation. Mary Davies, aged 48, was charged with stealing on the 20th of February, at Trelleck, 9!bs. of coal, the property of George Lloyd, Esq. Guilty—re- commended to mercy by the jury and the prosecutor —one months' hard labour. W*i. Hobbs, aged 28, for receiving three ducks, the property of John Watkins, at Usk, knowing them to be stolen, was sentenced to two months' hard labour. Henry Sandford, aged 28, was charged with stealing on 2nd January, at Newchurch, several articles of wearing apparel, and tools, the property of William Jones. Six months' hard labour. William Bailey, aged 15, charged with breaking open the house of Charles Cecil at Trevethin, on 17tb March, and stealing six spoons, pleaded guilty. One year's hard labour. John Fitzpatrick, aged 88, charged with stealing on the 2nd of March, at Trevethin, 20 knives, the property of Charles Davies, pleaded guilty. The prisoner prayed for mercy on the ground that he had suffered great distress, and his wife, who had been very ill, had died on Sunday last. A former convic- tion of felony was proved, and he was sentenced to one year's hard labour. George James, charged with stealing, (together with James Harris,) on 25th March, at Trevethin, four shillings and other money, the property of James J ones, ,pleaded guilty. Mary Mahoney, aged 46, charged with stealing on 15tb March, at Newport, 201bs. of coal, the property of William Trueman Harford Phelps, pleaded guilty. Three months' hard labour at Usk. William James, charged with stealing on 1st of February, at Hardwick, a hat, the property of James Parry, and a jacket and other articles, the property of Theophilus Evans, pleaded guilty. Six months' hard labour. FRIDAY. John Williams, out on bail, not appearing when called, his recognizances were forfeited. William Priddy, aged 36, charged with stealing on the 25th of February, 20!bs. of hay, the property of Robert Jones, pleaded guilty. He was recommended to mercy by the prosecutor. Two months' hard labour. Ann Leigh, charged with stealing, on the 27th of February, 14lbs. of potatoes, the property of John Flinn, at St. WOOIOS.- li"dwarl Hopkins, police in- spector, Newport, examined by Mr C. Phillips, proved that he saw the prisoner with a bundle con- tain ng the potatoes, and asked her where she stole them! She replied from Mr Flinn's tump. Guilty. One month's hard labour at Usk. Mary Hill, aged 25, was charged with stealing, on the 29th of January, from the pei son of Hugh Evans, his purse, containing 15s. 6d., at Bedwellty. Not guilty. His Lordship refused the expenses of the prosecutor, and highly commended the conduct of Davies, the constable. Thomas Thomas, was charged with stealing, on the 26th of February, at Newport, about four gallons of rum, the property of James Price Norton. Guilty- Six months' hard labour. George James and James Harris were charged with stealing on the 25th of March, at Trevethin, four shillings and other money, the property of James Jones. Sentence—Six months' hard labour each. L'avid Evans, aged 28, was tried on the charge of having committed an abominable offence, on the 29th of October, at Lanover Upper. The prisoner was found not Guilty; but the Judge ordered him to be detained, that an indictment for misdemeanour may be preferred. Elizabeth Jones, aged 19, charged with stealing, on the 24th of December, at Newport, 6!IQ. of coal, the property of Ann Rees and others, pleaded guilty. Two months' hard labour. Ann Jones, aged 35, charged with stealing, on the 25th of February, two glasses, the property of Witi. Parker, jun., at Trevethin, pleaded guilty. Two months' hard labour. Michael Davies, aged 21, charged with stepkliilg, at Trevethin, on the 19th of January, a sovereign, the property of Benjamin Fanner, pleaded guilty. Charged also with having, on the same day, violently assaulted Wm. Coombs, constable, in the execution of his duty. Guilty-Sentence not passed. Thomas Jt-Cardal, aged 20, charged with stealing, on the 2nd of March, a gun, the property of John Warren Haine, pleaded guilty. Six months' hard labour. Charles Waite, charged with stealing, (together with John Williams, not in custody) two geese, on the 4th of January, the property of Wm. Phillips, at Mai pas, pleaded guilty. Three months' hard la- bour. George Watkins, aged 28, charged with stealing carpenters' tools, the property of John Baldwin, and on the Vtli of February, other tools, the property of Samuel Trevethin Bennett, pleaded guilty. Sentence not passed, John Briggs, aged 19, charged with stealing, on the 20th of March, at Trevethin, a waistcoat, the property of Edward Price, pleaded guilty. Six months' hard labour. Margaret Phillips was convicted of stealing coal, the property of John Harford and Co. David Davies gave her a good character. Two months' hard la- bour. Peter Barry, a boy, charged with stealing 201bs. of coal, pleaded guilty. One month to hard labour, and to be once whipped. BILL TGoRED,-Thomas Sherriff, charged with stealing on the 27th January, at Newport, a boot, the property of Richard Workman. NISI PRIUS—THURSDAY. GEACH V. MORRISOV.—This was an action arising out of the breach of an agreement entered into by the defendants with respect to the purchase of certain copy ho I d premises. Mr Wheateley and Mr Smith appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Talbot for the defendant. Upon its being sought to put the agreement in evidence, Mr Talbot, on behalf of the defendant, requested that the number of words contained in it might be counted by the officer of the Court. Mr Bellamy therefore proceeded to count it, and after doing so, reported that it contained upwards of 1200 words, upon which Mr Talbot submitted that the agreement could not be received in evidence, the Stamp Act requiring an extra stamp to be affixed to such documents, where the nUfllber of "ords exceedrrl IOQO Mr Whateley admitted that the objection was valid, and accordingly withdrew the record by leave of the learned Judge. SYMES AND WIFE v. BOOTH.—This was an action to recover compensation in damages for an assault, alleged to have been committed by the defendant upon the plaintiff's wife. Mr Sergeant Ludlow and Mr Whateley conducted the plaintiffs' case, and Mr C. Phillips and Mr Daniel appeared for the defendant. The plaintiffis a carpenter, residing at Abergavenny, and his wife keeps one of the turnpike gates there. The defendant is a gentleman of property, residing also at Abergavenny- On the part of the plaintiff two witnesses were called, who stated that on the 12th September last, the defendant was driving his carriage, and that when he got to the turnpike the gate was closed.—Mrs Symes asked him if he had a ticket, and because she would not open the gate until she got the ticket, he struck her several times with his whip. Another witness stated, that some time after the transaction had occurred he heard the defendant, in the Market- place, tell Mr Batt, a surgeon, at Abergavenny that he had given Mrs Symes a d—d good horse- whipping. Mr C. Phillips addressed the Jury on behalf of the defendant, and called the defendant's groom, who stated, that on the occasion in question he was in the dickey of his master's carriage; that his master did not strike Mrs Symes with his whip; that he (witness) must have seen it if he had done so; and, further, that it would have been impossible for the defendant to have held the horses with one hand and to have used the whip with the other, they being very restive at that time. Mr Batt was called to contradict the statement made by one of the plaintiffs' witnesses. He said that when he met the defendant in the Market-place, the defendant did not say to him that he had given Mrs Symes a d-d good horsewhipping, but that he did say he had threatened to do it. Mr Sergeant Ludlow having replied, Mr Justice Erskine summed up the evidence, and the Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiffs Damages £5. FRIDAY. Iggulrlen v Morgan, Bart., verdict for defendant. Doe d. Parry v Adams, record withdrawn. Cummins v Wakeman and another, referred. Deeley v Brice, undefended, verdict for plaintiff, damages £ 28 (is. Doe d. Thomas and another v Beynon, verdict for defendant- Edwards v Lewis, verdict for plaintiff, damages ^19 13s. lid. Wells and another v Jones, referred. Moses v James, referred. Edwards v Nixon, record withdrawn. A report of the cases not reported this week will appear in our next.
CHILDREN'S HAIK.—This, is a subject upon which mothers naturally feel deeply interested. The hair, like the human mind, requires earlyalteutioo to its culture to arrive at future excellence. This fact, Mr ROWLAND of Hattuii Garden, clearly makes evident in his Pamphlet on the Hair, which has already gone through thirty-one editions, and is given (gratuitously,) with each bottle of HOWLAS os' MACASSAR OIL. Mr Rowland lays down the fol lowing advice in reference to Children's Hair; "When the hair first begins to appear, the head should never be touched with a fine tooth comb, as it renders the skin extremely tender, gives great pain to the infant, and raises the dandriffto such an er alarming degree, as renders it almost impossible t<) be dispersed. Instead of using combs, apply flannel dipped in the Macassar Oil, which, when rubbed in for a short time, will eradicate dirt, re. move the scurf, and render the Itair beautifuI. [See Advertisement.) i
VICE-CHANCELLORS COURT, MARCH 27. JACKSON v. ROWLES. This was a motion by one of the pl,-Iintiffs, who was the proprietor of 10 shares in the Rhyraney Iron Works, in Monmouthshire, to restrain tin: directors of the company from appropriating any part of the property belonging to the company for the endow- ment of a church or the establishment of schools. It appeared that the company had been established about three years, and its capital amounted to about £ 500,000. The iron works were situate in the parish of Bedwelty, which was a very wild and unfrequented district in Monmouthshire, and as it was five miles from the parish church, the number of families, in- cluding about 8,000 souls, who had been brought to reside on the spot from the increase of the works, were, to a certain extent, deprived of moral and re- ligious instruction. The matter became a subject of serious consideration with the shareholders of the company, who expressed an opinion, by a large ma- jority, at a general meeting, that a church ought to be endowed and schools established in the neighbourhood of the mines out of the funis of the company, and the matter being afterwards referred to the directors, the following resolution was come to oil 21st November, 183S ;—"The directors of the Rhymncy Iron Company having taken into their serious consideration the opinion so generally expressed at the last general meeting of proprietors, that a church, according to the laws of the established church of England, and schools for the education of children of persons in the employ of the company should be provided, report that they entirely concur in the opinion expressed, and that, with a view to promote an object not less their duty than their interest they have had communica- tions with the Marquis of Bute, Mr Stacy, the rector of Gellygaer, and others parties interested, and after fully considering that the company have caused to locate on what were before almost barren mountains a population of 8,000 souls, and that number increas- ing daily, and nearly the whole of that population re- siding on the freehold property of the company in the parish of Bedwelty, in Monmouthshire, at a distance of nearly five miles from the parish church, the direc- tors beg leave to express their unanimous opinion that the company are, upon every principle, moral and religious, bound to provide and endow a church for the use of the tenants of the Rhymney Iron Company and others; and they recommend the proprietors to authorize the trustees of the company to convey, in such manner as may be advised so much of the freehold land of the company as shall be necessary for the purpose of a church, churchyard, minister's house, and garden, and they recommend for the endowment of the same that the proprietors should authorize and order the direc tors of the company from the funds of profits unap- plied in their hands to invest in 1859 and 1840 so much money as will in those years purchase the sum of f 2,000 consols and £ 2,000 5 per cents, reduced, or such other securities of equal amount of income in conformity with the regulations required by law for the endowment of churches, to be for ever applied to the maintenance of the minister and the repairs of the church; and that the directors further recommend that the proprietors allow a subscription to be solicited from public and private funds, applicable to church- building purposes, from the Marquis of Bute, the proprietors, and all other well disposed persons, for the means of providing the funds necessary for build- ing the proposed church and parsonage-house. The directors consider the establishment of schools as a matter most essentially desirable, and, although they would expect from any clergyman who may have the appointment an active and zealous co-operation in their management, they would consider the school a property apart from the church, and retain in their sole power the appointment and dismissatof masters and mistresses." The plaintiff dissented from the whole proceeding, upon tho ground, that however laudable the object might be to endow a church or provide infantile instruction, and however it might gratify the pious feelings of a member of the eata- blisiied church, it was nevertheless in point of principle a power the majority of the company did not possess over its funds, to divert them from the mere trading purposes for which they were originally intended, For this reason he had protested against any such ap propriation, and brought the question before the court by a motion for an injunction to restrain the investment of the money. As soon as the directors were aware of the filing of the bill, they presented a petition to Parliament for leave to introduced a bill to give them this power which it was doubtful whether they possessed, and a bill was subsequently introduced, though in many respects different from the original frame of the petition. This was not however, discovered by the plaintiff uniil after he had served a notice of the present motion on the directors. Mr K. Bruce and Mr Booth appeared in support of the motion, and contended the object to which the fund was intended to be applied was such a diversion from the original purposes of its creation, that if there was a single dissentient voice the majority had no power whatever to abstract any portion of it. The excel- lence of the purpose formed no ground for a different application, for although the majority of the directors were at present members of the established church, they might be succeeded by a body of Jews or Roman Catholics who might desire to erect synagogues or convents, and thus they would find the principle already established to justify the Apphcatiou of X4,000 more of the company's funds. The application to Parlia- ment was altogether an afterthought, and it was no object of the injunction to restrain that application, as it would be opposed in the proper place, but merely to restrain the company trom thus appropriating the funds upon the decision of a majority. Mr Jacob and Mr Richards resisted the motion on the part of the company. They submitted, in a ques. tion of this nature, the whole of the proprietors ought to have been made parties to the suit, but the plaintiff was found the only person on the record suing on his own behalf against the defendants merely as director, and this important question was to be decided in the absence of the whole company. The argument, on the part of the plaintiff, assumed that tlte application of a small portion of the company's funds in providing moral and religious instruction for the persons engaged in the iron works, was merely to gratify a laudable object, but it was of the greatest importance to the interests of the company to have honest, industrious, and orderly labourers, and therefore the object was one which tended to promote the pecuniary advantage of the company as much as any other, and was within the powers which a majority of the shareholders at a general meeting possessed. The company had felt strongly, it was no less to the best interests of the company than a duty incumbent upon them, and when any doubt was entertained whether it was an appro- priation of the funds inconsistent with the provisions of the deed of partnersnip, thedin-etors at once applied to Parliament, and did not intend to proceed until the legislature had sanctioned the general wish of the shareholders. If the plaintiff opposed the appropria- tion of the funds for such a purpose, his course was to resist the progress of tho bill, but his present motion could not be sustained. The Vice Chancellor said, there wore some points with reference to the constitution of the record to which it was not necessary for him to ad vert; the proper course was, in his opinion, to dispose of the case upon substance rather than form. It appeared to him a most remarkable thing that the petition presented to Parlia- ment and the resolution passed at the meeting, should differ so materially from each other. The affidavits were extremely meagre, but were of such a nature as to lead the court to come to the conclusion that uothing was intended to be done beyond what was given in evidence by the intended bill taken to Parliament. The resolution, the petition, and the bill, all differed from each other. An affidavit on the part of the de- fendants used the expression" thcsaid bill is intended to be forthwith brought in;" but there was no evidence that anything was now intended to be done beyond what was exhibited in the bill. In all stages of the proceedings a continual change of mind was manifest, and there appeared to have been no settled purpose as to what should eventually be done; and it rather appeared to his Honour that he could not, on the evidence before him, take it for granted that anything else was intended than that one thing of which the legislature was the proper judge, and it was impossible to say that what the legislature would do would not be just. If the court had a case before it where there was a manifest intention to depart from the provisions of the partnership deed, he admitted that so long as any one individual disagreed, the court ought to inter- fere to protect his personal rights; but there was no evidence that there was any intention to do more than was projected by the bill. On the contrary, the evidence was all the other way. His opinion was the facts of the case were not in such a position as to allow the Court to grant an injunction. He could understand that circumstances might hereafter arise with the bill, framed as it was, which might justify the interference of the court, but at present there was such a defect of case on the part of the plaintiff as not to warrant any interposition now. The proper course, in his opinion, would be to make no order on the motion, but to let it stand over generally with liberty to apply, lie did not think it a case for costs, because it was only by the happening of something subsequent to the resolution, and the notice of motion that the Court knew what the state of the case was on which the order was asked. There was a case originally which would have war- ranted the plaintiff in making the application, but under present circumstances the Court was bound to refuse its interference. Di NNER TO J. HOPKINS, ESQ —A highly respecta. I ble company assembled at the Green Dragon, Here- ford, on Wednesday week, to testify their respect for Mr Hopkins, the Chairman of the Board of Guardians, I wbo is on the point of leaving the country. }
INTERESTING EXPERIMENTS ON BLASTING AT CRAIG LEITH QUARRY. ( from the Edinburgh Advertiser.J On Tuesday a large party of gentlemen assem- bled in Craigleith Quarry, at two o'clock, to wit- ness some experiments on blasting by means of galvnnism, which were made at the' request of the Directors of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland by Marty n Roberts, Esq. Among the company we observed Sir Robert Abercromby, Hart., Sir James Foulis, Bart., Sir George iUac- Pherson Grant, Part., Sir Charles Gordon, Secre- tary of the Society, Mr L'Amy, Sheriff of Forfar- shire, Mr Cuningham of Thornton, Captain Black- wood, R.N., Mr Campbell of Jura, Mr Grive, Count Moligny, Mr Graham of Redgorton, Captain Grant of Cnrnoaxie, Mr Gregory, advocate, Capt-Chrystie, H.E.I.C.S., Mr Invernrity of the Madras Engineers. Mr Learmouth of Leuchars, Major Allan, Mr Jameson Torrie, Dr David Boswell Reid, Mr Adie, Optician, and Mr James Jardine and Mr Alan Ste- venson, Civil Engineers. Mr George Johnston, the Lessee of the Quarry, was also present. It has long been known that the ignition of glln- powder can be very effectually produced by the application of the electric fluid; but Mr Roberts has succeeded in producing an apparatus for this piirpolle, which is simple in its structure, very port- able, and which, above all, is easily inanaged. He has also, in the application of this apparatus to blasting rocks, introduced various modifications of its arrangements, and effected great improvements in the mode of charging. The apparatus consists of a small trough about a foot in length, and four inches square on the end, and a battery containing ten pairs of plates. Along the battery runs a bar upon which a tin disc slides freely. This dise, when drawn to the end of the bar, touches another disc, and thus completes the connection between the opposite poles of the bat- tery. Toprevent accidents,the slidingdisc Is kept in the middle of the bar by means of a spring of coiled wire; and it is impossible to put the bat- tery in action although sink in the trough with- out shifting the plate along the bar to the opposite end of the trough. The copper wires which convey the electric fluid to the gunpowder are kept se parate during their whole course by a sheath of cotton thread, which is wrapped closely round them in the same manner as in the strings of a guitar, or as in the wire which stiffens the riiii of a litdy's bonnet. At theitermination these wires are bent outwards, and their extremities are connected by means of a nne steel wire half an inch long, so as to form a small triangle like the Greek capital delta. This triangular end is inserted intoa small tin cartridge, and ignition of the powder contained in the cartridge is produced by the deflagration of the steel wire whbh connects the ends of the two copper wires. So lapid is the progress of the elec- tric fluid, that it is impossible to measure the interval of time which elapse between the action at the trough and the explosion of the cartridge. The cost of this apparatus is only about fifteen shillings; and the price of the materials required for the solution is such, that a shilling will cover the expense of keeping 'he trough in a working state for months. The copper wire which, if pro- perly shielded, may last for years, costs about one farthing forestch Nard. In a),pl, in, ,this apl)arattis to blasting, Mr Roberts makes the following ar- rangeinents:-In regard to the mode of charging, which is perhaps the most important peculiarity of hix method, he leaves a space of about one foot containing atmospheric air above and below the gunpowder, and thus obtains, over and above the effect of the gunDowder, all the power which the sudden increase of its volume produces; and thus the same effect is obtained from a smaller charge. He also inserts the tin cartridge into the heart of thecharge of ponder, and as the cartridge explodes at both ends, the gunpowder is much more instan- taneously ignited. Lastly, in tamping no vent-hole is left as in the common system by the withdrawing of the needle; but the tamping is pressed closely round the wire which conveys the electric fluid from the trough to the cartridge. When the tam- ping is completed, the b»ttery is plunged into the trough, which is at the distance of 40 feet fiom the bore-hole, and may of course be removed as far as may seem desirable by giving a small increase to the powerof thebatferr if required, which is easily effected by adding a pair of plates. The spring of coiled wire still keeping the tin disc in the middle of the bar, there is no risk of an unexpected explo- sion, a danger which occasionally happens by the 100 rapid ignition ot a train or fuze in the common method of blasting. Every one having retired, a person stationed at any safe distance ptilli a string, which makes the tin disc pass along the bar, and the instant the connection of the opposite poles of the battery is established, the explosion takes place. We shall briefly detail the chief advantage of this new system of blasting, which we conceive to be as follows:— 1. Freedom from the dangers which always attend blasting is obtained from various causes. In the common system the fuze or train must be fixed at or very near the bore-hole, long trains being expensive and uncertain in their action; and accidents, from the too rapid bu rning of the fuze. are unfortunately very common. Bllt in Mr Roberts' system, the person who polls thestring which puts the battery in action, may be stationed at any convenient dis- tanoe. In the present system, perhaps the most common souroe of accident is the withdrawing of the needle; and this is completely avoided in Mr Robertt' plan. Lastly, There is less chance of failure, and when failure does occur, the bore-hole maybe at once approached vvithoiitrikof accident, as the moment the string is slackened the action of the battery ceases. 2. The next advantage is, thegreat facility which this mode gives for blasting under water. This is one ot tne raos^ :llIent, expensive, ana un- certain of all englneeTlng operations. It involves much trouble and expense in laying hoses for the train or fuze, which are destroyed every time, and after all, there are, perhaps, three failures out of ten trials. All this is avoided by Mr Roberts' system, which is efticient under water as above it, and involves notonefarthingof loss under water iiiore than oil land. S. The great advantage of a much more rapid ignition of the gunpowder, which incloses the cartridge on all sides, and receives the action of the flame over the greater part of its surface at the same L instant, gives the new system a great superiority. This is a most important element in the effect of the charge, as its full force is thus secured. In the present method, on the other hand, the powder is fired from the top, and when hard rammed frequently burns away in a series of smaller explosions, pro- ducing successive shocks separated, it is true, by imperceptible intervals of time, but yet producing an effect greatly less powerful than they could have done if concentrated in one shook, so as to act simultaneously. 4. There is absolutely no vent-hole in the mode of tamping pursued by Nir Roberts, which mode cannot be applied to the present system of blasting. This is an important gain, the vent-hole being a decided loss of power which is well known to Gun- ners, and to counteract which the Turks are in the habit of covering the touch hole of their guns with a bag of sand the moment the priming is fired. 5. The advanttlgeof inclosing a column of atmos- pheric air, as practised by Mr Roberts, is obvious, for the force exerted during its expansion is added to that of the gunpowder itself. What that expan- sion may be it is difficult to tell, as we have no good means of ascertaing the increase of temperature which accompanies the explosion of gunpowder; but as the volume of atmospheric air is doubled for every increase of temperature of 450 dee. of Fah- renheit, the force produced by the expansion of the inclosed column of atillo,,tplrto air must form an important addition to the effect ot the gunpowder. 6. It follows necessarily 'rom what has been said above, that the combined ejects of the instantane- ous ignition of the gunpowder, the absence of all vent-holes, and the expansion of the enclosed column of atmospheric air must cause a much greater effect than the explosion of the powder alone in the common system can produce, and con- sequently that a great economy in the article of gunpowder must result. I'Iiis IS a far more impor- L tant item in the expense of quarrying and rook excavation than is generally imagined by those who are unacquainted with such works. In the excavation for the Philadelphia Water Works, for example, nearly £ 3000 were expended in gunpowder, and at the rock cutting for the new approach to Edinburgh, by the Caltoii Liiii, XIOUO was spent in this item alone. In Granise quarries the powder for a single shot often costs £ '&■ If the method of Mr Roberts produces a saving of about two thirds of the quantity of gunpowder required for blasting, as would appear from the experiments which were made on Tuesday, some idea may be formed of the great economy which would follow on the adoption of the new system. 7. The system of Mr Roberts makes the simul- taneous tiring of several blasts easily practised; and in many situations where the removal of the men to a place of safety is diflicu It, this is an important advantage. The following details of the experiments made on Tuesday, by Mr Roberts, are chiefly taken from the notes made by Mr Inverarity of the Madras Engineers. No. 1. Bore of the hole, 2l inches; depth, three feet; powder used, two lbs.; column of air left in the bore, onty three inches in height; line of least resistance 18 inches, the effect was good j the rock was much splintered, and some fragments were I thrown into the air. No. 2. Bore of hole, 21 inches; depth of hole, eight feet half the usual charge of powder used column of air left, two feet in height; effect enormous; immense mass moved; few fragments thrown into the air; deep rents all round, and large masses loosened. No. 3. Bore of hole, 2t inctie-; depth sit feet; two tlmds of the usual charge of powder; column of air left 18 inches in height; few fragments thrown into the air; but large masses loosened. No. 4. Dimensions of hole, same as the last: charge of powder less than one half the usual quantity; column of air left, two feet in height; effect very good indeed: much rock loosened; no fragments thrown into the air. No. 5. Bore of hole, 21 inch charge of powder, two thirds of the common charge; column of air left, two feet in height; effect excellent, about 300 tons of rock supposed to be torn away; much rock loosened, and deep rents observable; no fragments thrown up. Nos. 6 and 7. No account of bore-hole taken, powder, one quarter of the usual charge; effect of both was good. No. 8. Experiment under water. In this ex- periment 5 1blq of powder were put into a bladder and sunk to the depth of ten feet under the surface of the water, in a deserted quarry west of Craig- leith. The string was drawn, and the effect was instantaneous; a dull red globe of light, caused by the exploion of the powder under water, was ob- served and immediately there followed a consider- able shock which was sensibly felt on the margin of the pool, at the distance of about 100 yards from the explosion; a mass of water, about 10 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height, shaped like a flat dome, rose above the surface of the pool, and im- mediately after it disappeared, the mud and burned powder boiled up from below like a cauldron. The directors of the Highland Society in attend- ance, and all present, were highly pleased with the complete success of the experiments.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS-WEDNESDAY, MARCIl 27. The Royal assent was given by commission to the Duke of Wellington's Estate Bill, the Tithes Com- position Arrears (Ireland) Bill, and some private Bilk-Their Lordship" then adjourned till Thurs- day, the 11th of April. HOUSEOF COMMONS-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27. Mr ALSTON having1 asked leave that the report on a certain private Bill should be returned to the parties interested, in order to the correction of an error, The SPEAKER decided that reports, once pre- sented, were the property of the and c(,ul,l only be amended on going through the form of re- committal- Lord GRANVILLE SOMERSET presented a pe- tition complaining that the London and Birmingham Railway Company had arbitrarily excluded several o!d established carriers from the use of the railroad. In reply, Mi POULE1 1 THOMSON considered the regulation of railways of so much importance that he gave notice of a motion for the appointment of a Committee on the subject on Thursday, the 11th of April. On the motion of Lord G. SONL FRSFT a return was ordered of all sums of money i-aisable by rail- way companies, distinguishing the sumi to be raised by subscription from those to be raised by loan or mortgage, and a similar return with res- pect to the companies to be formed uuder Bills now before the House.' In answer to a question put by" the same Hon. Member, LOld J.RUSSELL stated, that he intended to bring in a Bill in the course of the present session by which he proposed to renew the powers of the Commissioners and to adopt some of the recommen- ddtions of the Poor Law Committee which sat last year. The Bill would likewise give powers to the Commissioners respecting unions formed under what was called (filbert's Act; but it would not give them powers respecting parishes under local acts. He would also introduce other provisions into the Bill, but not any alteration on the subject of the bastardy clauses." To various questions put by Sir Stratford Canning, Lord PALMERS TON, with respect to the first question, answered, that, "he yesterday (Tuesday) received a despatch from Mr Fox, dated the 7th of March, at Washington, communicating to him officially that the American Government had it un- der consideration whether they should send a spe- cial plenipotentiary for that purpose, or whether fresh negociations would be opened. With regard to the second question, he had reason to believe that the last despatches received at the Colonial Office from Sir John Harvey were dated at a time when he (Sir J. Harvey) could not have received a communi- cation of the memorandum of Mr Fox and Mr For- syth. With regard to the other part of the question he was a,,ire hit, Right Hun. Friend would see that it was not expedient at this moment to lay the papers before Parliament. lie (Lord Palmerston) was con- vinced that the Government of the United States felt a no less sincere desire than Her Majesty's Govern- ment that these incidental questions, as well as the main question, and as ",ell as many others which might arise bet ween the two Governments, should be satisfactorily adjusted, and that nothing should occur to interrupt those friendly relations which it was the interest of both countries to maintain." In course of the conversation which arose oil the subject, mention was made by SirC Gil FY of a map> ca!led Mitchell's Map, which bore date in the year 1755, on which the true line was staled to be shown, and which is in the British Museum. It was UII- derstood that the map was to be laid,on the table Lord J. RUSSELL postponed from the 11th to 15th of April his threatened resolution in approval of the conduct of Goverlltllent in, Ireland. His Lordship then expressed a wish Ih¡I,' in consequence c oil of there having been no I-louse on Tuesday, the first reading of the Bill to suspend the Constitution ja Jamaica should be allowed without discussion; but Sir ROBERT PEEL protested against any de- parture from the strictest forms of Ihe llouse on a question where the rights anti liberties of a most important colony were concerned. The [tight Hon. Boronet's opposition was successful, and the Bill stands over till after the recess. Lord J. RUSSELL gave notice that he would on Monday April the 22d, move that so much 0f Her Majesty's speech as related to the affairs of Canada, be then taken iuto consideration. The House then went into Committee on the Ordnance Estimates, in the discussion on which a squabble arose between Mr Hume and Colonel Thomas, in which the former gexitleman declai-ed that he was proud of every action of his life. (A curious kind of pride some people have. Pity the Hon. Member did not add-and particularly proud of the Greek Loan.) Ou the motion 0f Mr RICE. the sum of ;es,ooo,ooo was granted from the Consolidated Funds towards the Supply. The House then at nine o'clock, was adjourned to Mouday April 8.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. CARDIFF. FOREIGN ENTERED OUTWARDS. — La Bonne Mere, Bade;, and le Itaparateur, Bojus, for L'Orient; the Tom Bowlin, Hodges, for Oporto- the Juno, Snerken, and the Marguretha Magdaleiia, Schade, for Hamburg; the Nyverhied, Puister, the Agatha, Dik, the Jouge Johanna, Yperen, and the Concordia, Edde, for Rotterdam; the Henry Thomp- son, Watkins, for New York; and the Voluntario, Galhardo, for Viana. FOUEIGM CLEARED OUTWARDS The Rose Bruce, for Oporto, the Shepherd, Shepherd, the III fromo Maria, De Boer, and the Nyverhied, Puister for Rotterdam, and the Goode Trouw, Masker for Amsterdam, all with iron; le Reparatcllr, Bujirs, for L'Orient, with coal and the Eliza, Girard, for Memel, in hallat. COASTERS INWARDS.—The Walburton, Gilbert from Falmouth, the Alexanders, Hooper, from Wa- trrford, the Elizabeth, Pockett, and the William, Smith, from Gloster, the Friends, Bryant, and the John George, Gnlliford, from Bridgewater the Nancy, Muggleworth, from Weston, the Gleaner Hughes, and the William, Peam, from Newport' the Bute, Walters, aod the Bartley, Scott, from Bristol, and the Messenger, Hughes, from London with sundries; the Rebecca, Attwooll, from Water- ford, with pigs; the Britannia, Childs, from Gloster, with salt; the Robert and Ann, Ridler, and the William, Smith, from Gloster, the Happy Return, Hitchens, and the Union, Peters, from Neath, with iron; the Victoria, Harris, from Weston, with pola- toes; the Sisters, Fryer, from Lydney, with timber- the King David, Biiley, from Bristol, with powder 25 in ballast, and six with iron ore. COASTKRS OUTWARDS.—The Catherine, Davies, for Dublin, the Vigilant, Evans, theFrances, Davies, and the Enterprise, Evans, for Liverpool, the Rival, Doughty, the Ann and Elizabeth, Jones, and the Sisters, Robert. for Shoreham, the Marion M'Kenz.ie Rnvøu ç' «U ,4. r» I. r- uwun, tuc nuuve, L>rao'eyf for Mary- port, the Prince Regent, Lewis, for Carmarthen, the Speedy, Wall, for Dung-arvan, the Elizabeth, Whitbers, and the Favourite, Davies, for Bristol', the Matilda, Mil's, for Newport, and the Mary Roberts, Perry, for Hull, all with iron; the Mary, Sleeman, for Penzance, arid the Mary and Margaret, Jones, for Limerick, with irou and coal; the Wil- liam, Pearn, for Newport, the Merthyr Packet, Edwards, for Bristol, the Favourite, Harvey, for Waterford, atid the William and Ann, Bright, for Gloucester, with sundries; 36 vessels with coal, and i iu ballast. NEWPORT. AltRIVIII).-The, Ann, Edwards, from Bridgewater, with potatoes and hay; the Sisters, Quinton, from Chepstow, with malt; the Charlotte, Cry, from Bridgewater, with bricks and hay; the Active, James, from Gloucester, with salt; the Jane, Smith, the Gannet, James, the Fortitude, Lewish, and the Venus, Parcell, fiom Bridge water, and thr Experi- ment, Thomas, ttom Bristol, with hay the Prudence, Davidge, from Bi id^ewaier, with oats; the Robert and Ann, Ridler, from Gloucester, with metal; the Unanimity, Mitchell, (rum Bridgewater, with bricks; the Sarah, White, from Gloucester, with plank and hops; the Good Hope, Morgan, from Waterford, with flour; the Friendship, Bryant, from BrH^ewater, with bricks and hay; the Belle, Wilson, from Pad. stow, with deals; the Tredegar, Morris, from Glou- cester, with heamc, flour, and ware; the Blaina, Oakley, from G'oucester, with iron plates; the Lark, Bandy, and the Fame, Dibden, from Chepstow, with timber; the Wi'liam, Pearse, from Cardiff, with one crane; the Mary Ann, Morgan, from Cardiff, with powder and wine theRobert, Ciampitt, from Cardiff, with powder, iron chairs, and flour the Brothers, Allpass. from Lydney, with iron; the King: David. Lucas, from Neath, with metal the Phwnix, Taylor, from Swansea, with flour and bran the Hope, Burdge, from Bridgewater, with flour, beans, and malt; the Moderator, Williams, the Moderator, Clatworthy, the Bristol Packet, Tivers, the Bristol Packet, Prewitt, the Mary, Gainey, the George, Tamplin, the Tredegar, Johns, the Fanuy, Johns, the Swift, Richards, the Caerleon, Harwood, the Turtle, Oxland, and the James and Ann, Gayner, from Bristol, the Swift, Hiscox, from Chepstow, the Newport Trader, Jackson, from Gloucester, and the Patience, Wilcox, from Cork, all with sundries; the Osprey, Phillips from Barrow, the Experiment, Thomas, from Bristol, the Joan and Mary, Tregunkes, and the Swift, Nickells, from Fowey, the Belle, Wilson, and the Pennally, Conche, from Padstow, and the Laurel, Youlden, from Dartmouth, all with iron ore. SAILED. -Tile Ann, James, for Dublin, with bark and iron; the Mary, Gainey, for Bristol, and the Elizabeth, Jenkins, for Liverpool, with tin plates and iron the George, Tamplin, and the Swansea Packet, Morgan, for Bristol, the Osprey, Phillips for Liverpool, the Caesar, Le Brunn, for Trieste, the Brown, Dodd, for London, the Brothers, Jones, the Byron, Prewitt, the William, Price, the New Hope, Ree«, and the Quebec Packet, Ditchburn. for Liver-' pool, the Lark, Bundy, for Gloucester, the Brothers Allpass, for Lydney, the Prudence, Williams for Swansea, the Benjamin, Westlake, for London' the Susan, Fish wick, and the Harmony, Berry, for Bide. ford, the Nancy Dawson, Murrow, the Racer Griffiths, and the Advantage, Jones, for Liverpool: the Naples Packet, Richards, for Naples, the Sally, Kowen, for Dordt, the Navarin, Triquel, for Dun- kirk, the Taunton Packet, Russell, for London the Dispatch, Price, for Dublin, the Wave, Rees, for Hayle, the Content, Roberts, rorTrool1, the Gla. morgan, Jones, for London, the Commerce, Griffiths, for AJre, the Mary, Hopgoud, for Pembroke, the Thomas and Nancy, Yeo, for Portsmouth and Ply- mouth, the Fame, for Glasson Dock, the Jonas, M'Carthy, for Kinsale, the Bristol Packet, Prewitt, for Bristol, the Atlantic, Jones, for Glasgow, the Christianna. Johns, for Looe, the Lord William Paget, Hughes, for Liverpool, the Bristol Packet, Tivers, tor Bristol, and the Margaret, Mollard, for Gainsborough, all with iron; the Robert and Ann Ridler, for Gloucester, with tram plates; the Blaina, Oakley, for Worcester, with castings and coke the Swift, Hiscox, for Chepstow, with metal; the Niht- inhale,Quance, for Bideford, with stones; the James and Aim, Gayner, for Cardiff, with cinders; the Lord Nelson, Griffiths, for Dordt, with metal; the Law Ogilby, Morris, for Constantinople, with coal, tank plates, and iron; the Ajax, Beilessime, for Algiers, with coal and iron; the Lively, Jones, for Aberayron, with flour, barley, and seed; the Glenor, Hughes, for Cardiff, with bricks and iroti ore; the Moderator, Clatworthy, for Bristol, with iron and tin plbtes; the Friends. Davi, tor G, eenock, with timber and irou; the Mentor, Lancelot, for itotlei), with coal and iron; the Exmouth, Parker, for Honflpur, L'Adeline Felix, Barban, and the Provi- dence, Jacob, for D.eppedaile, and ihe Solon, Greaves, for New York, with coal; the Hero, Jones, for Car- marthen, with beer, porter, and hops; the Union, Mechin, for Chepstow, with powder; the Mariner, Gilbert, for London, with iron and chains; the Mary, Wakeham, for Constantinople, with coal and iron and the Swift, Richards, for Bristol with sundries. (The remainder of the Newport Shipping ivill be found in the Fi1"st Page.) LLANELLY. ARRIVKD.—The Mary Ann, Burgess, the Liberty, Andrews, and the Maria, Gilbert, from St. Ives, the Swan, Griffiths, the Magnet, Thomas, and the Jane, Johns, from Swansea, the William Henry, Ball, the Lord Rolle, and the Brothers, Welsh, from Truro, with copper ore; theEinily, Thomas, aud the Sisters, Lewis, from Bristol, with sundries; the Ann and Maria, Hughes, from Cardiff, with iron the Con- stantine, Mitchel, from Plymouth, and the Harriett and Phoebe, Davies, from Bideford, with wheat; the Fly, Davey, from Padstow, with barley; the Jane and Margaret, Farley, from Southampton, with rods • the Forridge, Shepley, from Barnstaple, the Swift' Hayes, and the Liberty, Blanchard, fi-ol" Waterford: the Betsey, Rowe, from Carmarthen, Ihe Pippolete' Chapron, from Swansea, the Mary, James, and the Wave, Edwards, from London, all in ballast; and the George and Jane, Griffiths, from Gloucester for Dublin. SAILED.-The Tragen, Johns, for Alexandria the Patriot, Cobden, for Malta; the Reparatuer, Ham. elin, and the Eugene, Hochet, for Brest; the Fox, Price, and the Durham Packet, Beavis, for London; the Friends, Howells, the Brothers, Frenough, the Mary, Mahley, the Hawk, Harries, the Elizabeth, Rogers, the \Vill}am.and Sally, Jenkins, the Trader, Reed, the Swilt, Hayes, and the Expedition, Griffiths, for Waterford the Union, Macker, for Bristol; the Maria, Gilbert, the Sarah Aun, Morgans, the Ocean, Stribly, the John and Eleanor, Andrews, the Ayr, Jennings, the Mary Ann, Burgess, and itiecattiorije, Bryant, for St. Ives the Betsey, Rowe, the Harriett and Phoebe, Davies, the Torridge, Shepley, the Comet, ltilniall, the Alexander, Hiddon, and the John and Mary, Richards, for Barnstaple; the Friends, Jones, and the Mary Ann, Phillips, for Carmarthen; the Caul-inug, Hoskins, for Padstow the Mary, Hopkins, the Mary Kitty, Evans, and the Ann, Samuel, for Truro; the Aguess flu-bes, and the Maria, Griffiths, for Amlwch; the Ournia, Robson, for Shoreham; the Martha, Sheckel, for Milford; the Friends, Wintras, for Boscastle; and the Aurora, Williams, for Ross.
THE APPLE CROP.-We learn from good authority, that the apple and pear trees give good promise of plentiful blossom throughout the couutry. ra- in —'— "j¡J.
AGRICULTURE$COMMERCE. LONDON MARKETS. GENERAL AVERAGE PRICES OF CORN, per Quar. Computed from the Inspectors' Returns. GENERAL AVEKAOB—WEEK ENDING Mancil 23. i i »• A, [ Wheat /I 3 1 Rye 37 9 B»rey 38 1 Boans 37 2 Oats 24 2 | Peas 37 11 AGGREGATE AVERAGE or LAST SIX WEEK*, s- ». d. Whent 72 6 Rye 41 8 Barley 38 4 Beam. 37 11 Oats 24 6 l'eas 38 H DUrY ON FOREIGN CORN. d. ad Wheat 2 8 Rye 8 0 Barley 4 10 Beans 12 (I Out-' 10 9 Peas 12 6 Barley 4 10 Beans 12 (I Ollh 10 9 Peas 12 6 CORN EX.CHA GE-.tIonday, April ist. Wheat, Kent and Essex, I Peas, White, per qr. 34., & 40 I perqr.00,&.72.. Grey 35 37s XT 6*a Bailer. 42s 40, Norfolk J6< 66S Beans, Tick 31s 33« 4Us 42s Small 35j 39s R; 4Us 42s Small 35j 39. 30.. 34s Oats, Potatoe ,27s 29. F,ne f* 4>« Poland 26s 31s Ma|( 63s Feed 21s 25s HAY JWAKKEIS, Saturday—At per load of 36 Trusses. SMITHFIELD. WHITECHAPEL, C°ar«e heavy Low- Course heavy Lotv- Un.t M. a.tow Hay. 80 to 85 lard Me:,d.»v H.,y 7S to 80 Un.t M. a.tow Hay. 80 to 85 lard Me:,d.»v H.,y 7S to 80 Useful, ditto 90 l0 95 Useful to 95 I fcineUplaml.Meadow 1 KineUplandMevlow I an.t Rjre-ra « H;,y 95 to 100 j a,| Ryegrass Hay 100 to 105 Clover H^y 105 to 120 CLiv.-r Hay lot) to 126 Oat Sir^vv 38 to 40 Oat Straw 38 to 40 W l° 42 Whcat Str*w 40 42 HRlCES OF HOPS; Neiv Kent Pocksts G0i to 80s—Pine riitto 84s to 96s Choice iluto to is„s. i Sn*sex PocUers.CO* lo /On—Superfine.75< to 80«. I txrnham (fine).. 180a to 200s, Ditto (seconds).. I20s. to 160s. t SMlTIIFIELD MARKET.—MONDAY. j Per stone of 8Ibs to sink the offal. M .'it "n l" r! 1° Sn,J '° Is V I ,>ork* • 43 61 t0 5« 0d to 5s 2.1 Head oi Cattle this day. 3.351 Calves 4. Sh"i> 17,390 I Pigs 34(» PRICKS OF COALS, per Ton. \V,dlllend-Hdtoll's, Lamhtoll" and Stewart's 23* 6d to-8 Od rl'rr'" 0Holywell Wvlara 22s 6d_Seymour t 00 —Tnwulej's —« 0 1—S »uth Durham —s 0d rees »2s 3d—Burdou — • Od—Blyth —a Od. BRITISH AND FOREIGN WOOLS-Per lb. U^'oTo1,5" 9'I,V,) "'1—Combin*, 15,1 to 19d-PUnn?l 0 H~r °E, VVooLS-N- and S.Dow,. Hoggets, Is 8d to 1, 10u—Half bred, is 9J to 1« lid-Kent, Is 7,1 to Is 8d. FOR.—Germany, Electoral. 43 0d to 5. Od-Lmver qualities. Vi V n- bes(.2'j 4'1 <« 2s lOd—inferior. Is 5'lto Is. 8'l—Vi" Piemen's LHH.I, cieau, 2s 4.1 to 2g 10d. LOCAL MARKETS. BRECON. Wheat Imp bn.lO« 0d lo 0s 0.1. Beef (per lb ) 7^t, 0,1 Ss. fid. Os. 0,1. | Mutton Id Od 2d. Os. (id. Veal 7*i<M p'alt Ss.lOd. Os. Od. I Pork 63. od l"iy Peas 6». 0d. Os. Od. | Lamb (perqr.). Ja Od Presh butter i3id. to 0j. Salt butter lUd. toOd. aki"i Cheese 4Jd. to Od. BRISTOL. COltN EXCHANGE Per Quarter, Per Qunrter. Wheat, Red 60 o'to 04 o Rye 44 ,f*to 48 ;V,,te 68 o to 70 n Beans, New 36 n to 38 Barley .Grinding .32 o to 30 o Old.. 43 o to 4s White 68 0to 70 n Beans, New 36 n to 38 Wheat, Red 60 o'to 04 o Rye 44 ,f*to 48 ;V,,te 68 o to 70 n Beans, New 36 n to 38 Barley .Grinding .32 o to 30 o Old.. 43 o to 4s Ma ting 39 o to 40 o Peas, Hog.. 34 o to 38 Oats, Feed. 21 o to 22 o Boilers.. 40 o to 56 Potatoe ..24 o to 27 o Malt 50 o to 03 Flour, Filic per sack2801be. 50 o tc 57 0 !.tCO',ds 52 0 54 • „ T,ds 40 o to 45 o Pollard, per ton i;10 0 to 135 „ Bran 0 to 125 o PRICKS OCR. RUNT OF LEATHER. d. d. ft d Crop tlides, perib. I Ito Is florse Btitis per lb., 10 11 Foridgn Hides 12 13 Calf Skins, best 26 2S Li nil 1 Foreign Mid. 12 13 Calf Skins, common.. 24 2S Heavy ditto 13 14 iri,h skjng J2 ,4 EnKli«h Butts 15 20 Welsh Skins 14 35 Fore'nn B..U. 15 )9 Kips, Ein,'lish&WeUli 14 18 Best Saddlers Hides 15 17 Foreign Kips, Peters C"mmondiltO.13 14 burgh 19 21 Shaved ditto 14 171 Foreign Kips, Eas\ Shoe ditt 12 i:i India 15 21 Cuinmuu dilto 12 13 Small Seal Skins 20 2! Welsh ditto 12 13 Middling ditto J4 16 Bt'St Bull ditto 12 13 Large ditto 12 14 (jitt I 112 Basils 9 12 Hume do. (English).. 13 16 OFFAL. Nelsll diltO 12 14 Foreign Bellies 7 Si German ditto 13 16 Shoulders. 10 12 Spanish ditto 14 20 I DressingHide Bellies.. 8 9 Simved do. without -Shoulders.. 10 11 buttm,12g. to I Cs.OJ. each. CARDIFF. CARDIFF, Mar.53—Average price of Corn at Cardiff market for the week ending March 16, 183#;— ma«ei Z, s* d £ • d Wheat, per imp. qr. 3 5 3 Beins 9 i <» Barley 2 I 0 Peas I. 1 18 ► 0<ts 1 2 10 Hay, per ton 0 0 |> CARMARTHEN. it40™ if«HBu;p;;ib!,o0oatoo ,"5 Oats 2 540 n I ditt0 16 1 « 2 5 0 0 I Lheese, ditto ..0 4 » 5J COWBRIDGE. Wheat (imp.bOlOs 0d Od. | Mutton (perlb.)Os 6d. o, Od BHr|ey as. <M 0s. Od. Veal „s 64 to/fM W 3s. 6d. Pork ol. 1,1" os/ od Clover, per lb.. — 0d — Od. I Lamb 0s. Od. 0s. Od Tietoil Od — Od. I BuLter ls ttd 0< Od 031 ^Jl 0*• Cheese (best) Os. 0a. 0s. 7d MERTHYR. s. d. s. d. d t d F,e F'o' 6 4to0 0 Beef, per lb 0* 7Uoi a Best Seconds 5 10 0 0 Mutton 0 8 •' tl Butter,fresh, per lb 1 3 0 0 Lamb on 0 i) "f't « II 0 0 Veal 0 7 0 81 Fowls, per couple 2 6 3 6 Pork. « 6i 0 7 Oucks, ditto 0 0 0 0 Cheese » fc.gSs,perhu,ul. 6 0 0 0 Bacon per score..8 fl 9 o MONMOUTH. Wheat per qr. imp. 7GJ. "< | Beans Bi"'ley 36*. 1U«. Pea» Os' t>d Oats 2?s. id. 0s. Od HIGH WATER AT BRISTOL^ (Fro'ti Bunt's Tide Table.) DA YS. HIG H WATER. Cumb. Bathwirst DA YS. Even., Gates. Gates. APRIL. H. M M FT Sunday 7 II 35 .20 Q Q r Monday J J 2° 1 l7 ,9 g 8 1 uesilay 9 2 ]l q m o o c Wednesday 10 3 47 4 19 24 2 12 11 Jh«sday ] 4 50 5 15 28 1 16 £ r'day 5 40 6 4 31 1 19 10 SaUirday 13 6 29 6 53 33 5 22 2 MOON'S AGE. NEW lUOON, April 13, Illi 17m In the Afternoon.
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