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CAit DIGAN SHIRE- e have, Ilenvpn knows, c:ni~e enough to comphiiti every l'ek, of murderous misprints perpetrated by those iinp,; of' iiiisciiie' r', common] y and justly called printers' Ofcvils; hut in our miseries and misfortunes, there is also another infernal agent, the gentleman in black, who prepares the manuscript sent by our numerous reporters. Last week. this latter functionary was pleased to certify, in a parenthesis, that the adoption of Mr. Pryse's motion Was carried with applause. And subsequently, upon our Strong expression of surprise and censur the aforesaid gentleman in black affirmed, that though he certainly put in what wa3 not set down for him, yet he was informed, on the authority of a gentleman who was present, that it was a fact; and that had he not stated it, the omis- sion would have amounted to a suppressio reri. Our reporter, who has some right to complain of the interpolation, sets the matter right. He says, "unques- tionably Mr. Pryse's speech was applauded; but the applause, in my opinion, was from the fair, manly, and straight-forward manner in which he brought the subject forward, and the ad hominem, Do as you would be done by' close of his speech, than from any party-feeling in the matter undEr debate. Knowing, then, that the ap- plause was entirely from respect to the talents and character of the speaker, rather than from any interest which the audience took in the subject-matter of his speech, I never said one word about it in my reports. Indeed, the case did not admit of any feeling on the point, and I did not see the slightest appearance of warmth from beginning to end the worthy magistrates had a piece of dry county business to do, and they did it, ami they did it unanimously. Any applause would not only have been ill-timed, but ridiculous. And there was no applause at the conclusion, which was the only place, if anywhere, tor party feeling to break forth." MACKEREL FISHING ON A NEW PLAN.âShakspeare say. somewhere, that, "There is a tide in the affairs of men "-had he been now alive, and at Aberystwith a few days since, he wnulll have said there is also a tide in the affairs of fishes. From the mouth of the harbour to Craig- lais the shore was covered with a kind of sprat or the small fry of the herring. These had no sooner been driven ashore than they were followed by a large shoal of mackerel which, apparently in pursuit 8f their prey, came quite to the water's brink. Upon hearing of th.« "fresh arr, vals," an immense number of the towns-people flocked to the terrace with the view of capturing some of these marine invaders. Every species ot piscatory weapon was in requisition; and such was the hunger or credulity of the finny strangers, that, whoever baited his hook with the fry or sprat, that was lying in abundance upon the beach, was sure of a nibble. In this manner a great number were caught. Amongst those who went to witness the sport was Morgan Powell. Morgan is cI cripple and toddled to the scene of action, leaning upon his sticks. Arriving there, he was caught by t he spirit of the; scene. Knowing that Fortune does not stand in the same place all day long, he found he had no time to lose. To run back to the town for fishing tackle was out of the ques- tion. He looked at his stick and felt in his pocket, and in that pocket he found a piece of pack.hread. This was instantly fastened to the nether extremity of the stick, and to the end of the packthread lie appended a common pin, bent for the p irpose, and baited with a sprat. Armed with this primitive apparatus, Morgan began to bob for mackerel, and in a short time caught upwards of three dozen. MEL?CHOLY AccrnE?T..â0" the 13th tilt., Mr. Et-.?;; of SguL?r-Yawr, in th? parish of LlamhssrllO- g?o.sent ?-0 of his ser'?t men o fetch a cart-load of 0 .'1 r ti   and onc of Iiis grave l for inortar from near tl. ?M shoiv,  °"c ? "'s eMdren. a boy ot three and a half years o!u, ?as allowed to go with them. After loading, the littte hoy v."? ??' ?i)y seated on the top, in a hollow made in t ,icfor that purpose; hut on the road home, whilst onc of tuC men was a li;tle behind, picking some bullace, or wild piums, for the child. he got from his seat and unfortunately tell to the ground, the wheel passed over the upper part of his body, and killed him on the spot. LUNAR RAINBOW.âOn the stormy evening of the 18th instant, some friends of the writer, who were returning from Aberystwith over the Glais mountain, had an oppor- tunity of contemplating this rare and most interesting phenomenon. The arch appeared of equal dimensions, at least as to span, with the solar bow, and also presented a similar variety of colours only less vivid. From the peculiar position of the beholders its circular figure was apparent, as more than a semi-circle was actually visible, while- tin- remainder might be traced by the "mind's eye," "the bowels of the mountain. The illusion continued more than ten minutes-the full moon all the I time shining with unveiled splendour in the clear east.


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