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NEWPOIIR. COAL SHIPPED COASTWISE EXCEPT TO IRELAND. Tons. Newport Coal Co. 2152 J. F. Hanson 314 Ann Roes, and Co. "i 1 i 1 145 Tredegar Coal Co.. 270 W. and R. Thomas 150 James Poole, 298 John Corner and Co. 57 Monmouthshire Iron and Coal Co 103 Slonchollse and Co. 65 COAL SHIPPED COASTWISE TO IRKLAND. Newport Coal Co 1370 rp Hanson 410 Trcdegar Coal Co 245 OKMOI/TIISHIRE CRICKET CLUB. IVe under- stand that this spirited club has commenced the season with its usual vigour and animation. There lave already been two meetings at ltagland, at the as of which it was arranged that on Thursday last., a friendly match bo played was to be- tween the Monmouthshire and the Newport Clubs, Each party to be assisted by the officers at present quartered at Newport, Monmouth, and Abergavenny, amongst whom there are several adepts in the noble game." vi/ ?BW AND BEAUFORT BOOK SOCIETY.â On .Vl ,,escl_ay night last, the members of this society, een "umber, met at the Beaufort Arms, for the purpose of settling the last years accounts. The ex- peu iture was ii21, and the subscriptions amounted o 3 JOs. To meet tho deficiency a sale of books, u° 10 rni.'m"ors) was resorted to, some of them taking ricK their own books at half price, according to rule, wliile others sacrificed theirs to a higher bidder for the benefit of the society. Tait's Magazine, for the year, fetched 3s.J Black wood's 15s. Gd. On summillg up. it was found that a balance of X5 remained in the treasurer's hands, and to dispose of this sum in the most advantageous manner, for the benefit of the society," was the next question. A supper! was proposed; and there being no dissentient voice, it was resolved that this "spread" of literature como off on Wednesday night, the 12tb of June next. L CHAflTIST MEETING AT BLACKWOOD. I As we did but slightly notice the above meeting ill our last number, we copy fbs following account from the Merlin:â Oil Monday, Mar 20. this meeting took place. It had been looked forward to by tbe Chartists with much anxiety, in the fond expectation that it would afford such a demonstration of their strength, as would give countenance to the exaggerated state- ments of the numbers that attended other meetings, which have appeared in those prints that are the organs of their purty. Unfortunately for them, how- ever, they have been disappointed: the meeting was a failure. Notwithstanding the publicity which had been sive.ii to the printed bill announcing the inten- tion to hold the meeting,ânotwithstanding the great exertions which had been made to get up an imposing demonstration: vet, after all this, it was a miserable failure. Anticipation foretold the number at fifty thousand and more; while sad reality dwindled it down to a matter of some four or five thousand- and this too on a day which is almost universally de- voted to amusement by the working classes. About twelve o'clock the procession coming from the neigh- bourhood of Tredegar, alld that frolD POlity-pool and the neighbourhood" with their banners and bands, entered the field. There were straggling parties from different directions, making lip ill the whole the number stated above. At this time there Were foiir magistrates present, Messrs Samuel Homfray, Edmund Williams, and Joseph Davies, magistrates of this county, with Mr T. J. Phillips, the clerk for the divi- sion of BedweJlty,and W. Thomas. Esq. of Merthyr, magistrate for the counties of Brecon and Glamorgan, by whom every disposition had been made to avert the evil consequences of any breach of the peace. The proceedings were opened by a prayer, which was delivered in Welsh. A person, whose name we could not learn, was moved into the chair, when the meet- ing was addressed by Jones, the watchmaker, of Pontypool, by several Welsh speakers, and by Mr John Frost, of this town. The tone of the spea kers was much subdued, and their determination seemed to be (and a prudent one it Was) "to keep within the chalks" Jones expended the weight of his elo- quence on the magistrates who had committed Vin- cent; and Mr Frost was not sparing of them; he insisted that the commitment was illegal, and took the trouble to read long extracts from Blackstone, to show that the proceedings of the Chartists were legal and constitutional. He likewise talked a good. deal about the currency and the Savings Banks, and advised the people to abstain from work for a month, to bring their masters to reason. An address to the Queen was proposed, and unanimously car- ried, and Mr Frost was re-appointed delegate for Monmouthshire to the Convention, and thus ended the long expected meeting at Blackwood. Cheers were then given for Mr Crawshay, Mr Summers Harford, (a magistrate for the county), Vincent, Frost, their sweethearts and wives, &c. &c. After this they separated, the processions returning in the same order in which they had arrived in the field. .#> WEST MONMOUTHSHIRE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE AND PROPERTY. On Wednesday, the 22nd inst., a very numerous and respectable meeting of persons desirous of entering this Association was held, pursuant to public adver- tisement, at Whitson House, the mansion of Win. Phillips, Esq. Lieutenant Colonel Sir Digby Mackworth, Bart., having been called to the chair, proceeded briefly to state the objects of the meeting. Her Majesty having been graciously pleased to accopt the offer contained in the address, which emanated from the meeting at Christchurch, they had met for the purpose of organ- ising an association for the protection of life and pro- perty, and appointing officers, which would be armed by Government. They met there to consider what form of force they would adopt. He would suggest that they should form two corps,âone of the cavalry and one of the infantry. The friends of the Queen and of order in Newport, would enter the infantry, as that description of force would be more convenient to them while those in the distant parishes would con- stitute the cavalry. They wouid be supplied with arms by Government adapted to the nature of the service they would be required to perform and if, at any time, the Government should think proper to form them into a corps of yeomanry, those arms would be recalled, and they would be supplied with others better calculated for that species of force. He desired to impress on them the neces- sity of discipline, to enable them to become an efficient force. lie was present at Newport, on Friday se'nnight, when Vincent and the other chartists were committed by Vhe maitf!\tt", and he was happy to bear testimony to the spirit evinced by the special constables on that occasion; lie never witnessed more gallantryâtho only tiling which was wanted to make them a highly erticient body was discipline. Having said this much on the subject which had called them together, he would now take the liberty to make one or two general observations, lie had been much tnrough England, of late .all(i had seen and heard much of the chartists. He had been to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, and other places, and there- suit of his experience was, that be fi'inly con, viticed that the real objects of the chartists was plunJ dcr, and a division of property. Tlie>' llll"i)' dU iu public, but among themselves it was undisguised and avowed. In Birmingham and Manchester, much a* ttieir strength was spokeu of they were contemp- tible, and at Liverpool they could not get up a meeting. Government were prepared' for them 011 all hands. His own impression was, that much as such an occur- rence was to be deplored they would not be quelled utikil their folly and wickedness bad driven tnem to acts of insubordination and violence, which would lead to file shedding of blood Although 111 this part of the country, at present, tiiev bad 1,0 reason to fear the chartists, yet it was necessary to prepare for every contingency. These deluded men would not fail to take advantage of the supineness of the friends of order, and therefore it was the duty of all who wished to save the shedding of blood. which must be the case if resort must be had to the military, to come forward and assist in the forming of such associations as the present, which would einble them to suppress the excesses of the chartists without having recourse to the military. William Phillips, Isq. then rose and i-poke as fol- lows :-It gives me the Neatest pleasure, in this very early state of the formation of the Nl,)Ii ill otitlisi tire Association for the Protection of Lives and Property. that the aid we were called upan to kite civil power of Newport, on the loth of tills lII.mth, has been favourably reported to Lord John Russell, and that our Lord Lieutenant has expressed his appro- bation of your 'steady and decided conduct 011 that occasion.' We may all feel a natural reluctance to leave what has hitherto been the happy security of our peaceful homes: but duty to0Ur Queen-attachment to our lawsâand love to our children-force us to oppose the threatened violence of our deluded and misguided fellow-subjects. Be assured that a heavy day of reckoning awaits the wicked and well paid emissaries of sedition, both in this world and the next, when the blood which may he shed in this cause will cry out fearfully against their iniquity. We have, however, the satisfaction of knowing that the Chartist mania and its rottenness are daily becoming better under- stood, and very many of its former adherents now perceive that even temporary success wouid bring certain destruction on their own heads, and ruin all their mother countryâagainst whom they would raise their paricidal hands. They have endeavoured to dissever the union of all classes, and to destroy that reciprocity of kindness and service which has rendered this the greatest nation and most prosperous people in the world. Rather let its (iie in dlfetice of our laws, than witness all that is great and good swamped in a bloody revolution. If these anarchists once succeed, slavery, foreign or domestic, must ensueâeither from tyrants, as those democrats who, 47 years since, ruled in Franco, or from the grasping Russiau, or any other power that might choose to trample on our blood- stained and disorganised country. When bad men combine, good men must unite. I will not further tresspass on your time more than to impress on you, that as this is an Association to maintain our laws, which laws have heretofore rendered life secure and property valuable, do you all avoid exciting any per- sons whatsoever to a breach of the peace; be forbearing, but firm-be temperate, but decided. Some desultory discussion took place as to the uniform, but 011 the recommendation of the Chairman, no resolution was come to on the subject, and the point was left to be decided at a future time. Most of those present seemed desirous that they should bo embodied as a yeomanry corps, at once but this not being in accordaiico with the present plan of Government, it was stated to be the general feeling I that they should enrol themselves iu the Armed Asso- ciation on the understanding that when qualified by discipline and training they should he formed iuto a corps of Yeomanry. Sir Digby Mackwortb then read over the list of those who had enrolled themselves to serve in the 1, Cavalry, and tho meeting proceeded to elect officers, when the followillg" were unanimously chosen:âMr Phillips, of Whitson House, captain commandant; Mr Thos. Pride, lieutenant; Mr Win. Williams, of Newport, cornet; Mr H. J\l. Partridge, of Newport, and Mr F. Hall, of B(!Inl()tlt, were al)j)oiiited scricitits, Mr Henry Williams, of Newport, and Mr T. Milner, jun., corporals. Sir Digby then stated that the members of the corps would receive their orders from the serjeants, who would rccei ve thctr instructions from the officers. The Captain Commandant ^ien ordered tlie corps to assemble at tho New Inn, kangstoue, on Saturday ..I the -25th, at.six o'clock in the evening, for the purpose of receiviii,, the arms which had been sent to New- port for their use, by Government. The Captain, in moving the thanks of the meeting to Sir Digby, for his conduct in the chair, expressed the obligation the Association were under to the gallant officer, for the readiness with which heafforded theaid of his military experience in their formation. Sir Dikby, in returning thanks, said lie was happy it was in his power to afford them assistance, and should be ready at all times to give them whatever aid was in his power The proceedings of the meeting having concluded, the gallant Chairman and all present adjourned into the adjoining rooms, where refreshments, on the most hospitable scale, had been provided by the worthy host. .### TREDEGAR POLICE-MAY 23. The undermentioned prisoners were this day brought before Samuel Homfray, Esq and committed to Usk House of Correction, for Larceny:âGeorge Timbury and Robert Marchant, natives of Trowbridge in Wiltshire. Timbury had in his possession a duplicate for a silver watch, pledged with William Thomas and Alfred Chilcott, pawnbrokers, Bristol. Tlto said George Timbury is five feet, eight inches high, with a scar on the left side of the chin; ibotit 21 years of age dressed in coarse duck trousers, moleskin jacket, and corderoy waistcoat. Robert Marchant stands five feet; 22 years of age; dressed in fustian trousers drab kerseymere waistcoat, faced with black velvet: supposed to have left Trowbridge in consequence of the riots.

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