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A FABLE. ,

CHRISTMAS.

THE DYING CHILD.

";;-..,,....-------. MURDER…

HIGHWAY ROBBERIES AND ATTEMPTED…

A SHIP ON FIRE.

CONFIRMATION OF THE ARCHBISHOP…

CLEANLINESS OR CHOLERA.—PRECAUTION…

CARDIFF.

COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS.

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Some scenes that we occasionally witness here (says the Mo- bile Advertiser) would shock the morals of any robber in the States. A few days ago, just at nightfull, a Mexican came run- ning into the hospital, crying most piteously, and making all sorts of gesticulations. We followed him to his house, when a sight shocking to behold burst upon UI. On the floor was lying a Mexican, pierced in the breast by a ball, and the blood gushing forth from the wound. Holding hia head was his wife and little children. He had been shot by a discharged volunteer, because he refused for gold to barter away the virtue of his daughter, a beautiful girl who stood by, her hair dishevelled, and great drops of grief coursing down her olive cheeks. JUST DECISION.âMr. Justice Pattison decided the other day against the right of a parent to claim the return of a child, under the following circumstance :âEight years ago, these parents (hawkers) gave up a twin infant to a Mrs. Jackson, of Man- chester, alleging they were unable to keep it. Mrs. Jackson, who had just lost a female infant, took charge of the poor thing -suckled it, brought it up, and sent it to a boarding school. Now, the parents-who had, till lately, never manifested any recollection of their child, sought to get it back from Mrs. Jack. SOO, who -as naturally unwilling to iive. lip an affectionate adopted child to paiaols leading such a course of life. His lord- ship, after leading the affidavits, took time tq consider them till Monday, when the parties again attended, and addressing the child, said, "I suppose you know that these (pointing to the Ctynnions) are your parents, and that th»<pointing to Mrs. Jackson) is your mamma Jackson, and you must now go to which of them you please." The child immediately knelt down, thanked his lordship, and rushed into the arms of Mrs. Jackson. His lordship then said he should, upon the principle of the case laid down by Lord Eldon, refuse the custody of the child to its parents, inasmuch as be did not believe one word of the affidavits filed by John Crynnion the father, every sentence of which had been fully contradicted by affidavits on the other side, made by parties of respectability, who, it appeared, had bestowed every possible care upon the child. On the case being thus disposed of, the father of the child unceremoniously shouldered bis ped- lar's pack, an ) marched away, the child of eourse returning with its old protectors to Manchester. As another proof of the great inteiest taken in the child by its adopted parents, it may be stated that the expense of defending the suit will be somewhere about £ Z0. n w TLA.A So AAA STATES IN I RELAND--JI -I.I..r..W. property ia Ireland which seems peculiarly hampered by the Ia., and which the law ought to set free. On the 2nd lost., Mr. Guin ness explained to the House of Commons that he was a receiver, under the Court of Chancery in Ireland. In this capacity, he had administered one estate of £ 2-,000. a year, in 1 ippersry, and in twenty one years not a single peony bad been expended to improve the condition of the peasantry, or the agriculture of the estate. He had administered another estate of £ 500. a-year, in Mayo and in nine vears only £ 168. had been expended to im- prove the estate. A third estate he bad administered, of £ 10,000 a year, in Westmeath, aod in ten years only £600. had been expended, out of £ 100,000. received, to improve the property. f his £ 600 of expenditure had alllaken place within the last three years, and in consequence of it £ 1,000. in 1845, Xi 000 in 1846, and £ 600. in 1847, had been received above the nsnal rental, being the arrears of rent for former years. Adding to the property under the care of Chancery, and administered in the way ot which Mr. Guinness gave us a specimen, the property mortgaged, ihe property of absentees, who ate only anxious to screw what they can out of the land, the property of landlords, who are compelled by station and their own habits to lire fally up to all the means they can command, and we shall conclude that the larger half of the land of Ireland is virtually adminis- tered by owners and receivers, in the manner described by Mr. Guinness. This is a matter of grave consideration in the condi- tion of Ireland, without manufactures, without a town population, the people and the Government both depending alike on the im. provement of the soil for the means of subsistence and the regeneration of society. So to alter the law as shall liberate all the land from such management and such inthralment is clearly the duty of the Legislature. More than that, we are not dis- posed to believe it can do for the landlords; and doing that, setting them free from any unnecessary restrictions, it must leave them to sink or IwilQ by their own «x«rlioM,^ £ coww»m,

THE MONMOUTHSHIRE CANAL CO.

To the Editor of the Monmouthshire…

EXPLOSIONS OF FIRE DAMP.

Review of the British Corn…

Review of the Foreign Corn…

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CARDIFF POLICE.—MONDAY,…

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