Cambrian and A beri/slwith and Welsh Coast j Railways. DOWN TRAINS. WEEK DATS- SUHDAYS. — 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 2 LONDON (Pad. Station)., dep j6 0 9 30 12 0 a. m. .Oxford. 8301115 140 § Birmingham (Snow Hill Station) 6 15 10 55 1 0 3 40 7 10 Wolverhampton (Low L.Station) 7 2 11 35 1 27 4 18 o 0 £ Wellington 7 52 12 24 2 10 4 55 8 50 g Shrewsbury (G W.) ■ ••• ••• 8 20 12 50 2 28 4 15 ••• ••• 9 17 » Manchester (Vic. Station).-dep. 6 45 9 50 2 k Liverpool (Landing Stage) 7 40 10 50 3 20 Birkenhead ••• 8 0 11 10 3 40 5 Chester ••• 9 0 12 5 4 25 Wrexham ••• 9 25 12 30 4 50 Ruabon 9 35 12 42 5 0 Oswestry (G. W.) arr. 10 3 10 a 28 a.m. a. m. a. m. a-m- P* |Leeds dep. |8 0 10 45 2 30 Huddersfield ••• 8 38 45 [MANCHESTER(London Road) 7 50 10 45 1 30. Stockport 8 2 11 5 \f° 4 ™ Glasgow 9 10 ••• EDINBURGH 9 80 •• 8" ] Carlisle '"2 47 ••• •" Uj jy Lancaster 2 S3 —Q ]2 23 Preston •■•••; -vijoSO 1 15 3 45 LIVERPpOL(Lime Street) ••• J n 21 2 3 4 25 | IWarrington ••• g Q 12 30 3 40 5 35 Crewe •* 9 10 12 40 3 52 5 50 a; Nantwich 9 30 1 2 4 13 6 13 s Whitchurch arr. 9 51 1 15 4.32 6 32 I SKwSBURYVcifcSO: — NEWPORT (Mon) -Jep- 8 14 l 40 9 15 | Pontypool Road g g 10 9 50 Abergavenny 8"j. 9 l20 j]* 3 10 11 0 | HEREFORD ••••" 4Q g 5Q 3 43 1140 Leominster • 8 15 9 45 3 35 ■§ Te"^ 9141015 410 12'5 !Si™: 9 31 NO 35 426 1235 Church Stretton "• 9 46 U ff "• — SHREWSBURY arr. ••• 10 10 H 35 5 5 ••• 30 LONDON (Euston Station)dep. ••• 9 0 11 20 10 ^0 ?ugby;lh 2 4 145 Tamworth ••• c BI RMINGHAM(NewStreet) ••• 7 4o 11 lo i 45 i o Wolverhampton CQ-St. Station) 8 20 1.50 2 20 145 9 36 1 9 410 3 53 SHREWSBURYv/St.Union)arr.! ••• IIP 5_ 1 30 ••• 4 40 _»•_ 4 20 a. m. ••• a. m. P.m. p.m. a. m. P- ™* i SHREWS. (S. & W'pool) dep. 6 30 10 30 1 50 5 30 6 0 4 30 §. Butiington 7 20 11 20 2 40 6 25 6 55 20 Welshpool arr. 7 25 11 25 2 4a 6 30 7 0 5 2o Welshpool arr. 7 25 11 25 2 4.5 6 30 7 0 5 2o „ (C. R.) dep. 7 30 11 30 2 50 6 45 7 5 50 a> class —O. and N. and A. and W. C. R. 1,2, 8. 1, 2, 3. 1 & 2 CI. ], 2, 3. 1, 2, 3. 1, 2 & 3. '> 2, 3. It J a. m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. a. in. P- m- i OSWESTRY dep. 6 40 10 35 2 5 -3 30 5 35 7 10 6 15 « « *• I Llanyoiynech 6 56 10 50 2 20 3 50 6 0 7 26 6 31 5 16 Buttington 7 15 11 13 2 35 4 10 6 30 7 40 6 50 5 38 i3 I arr. 7 20 11 20 2 40 4 15 6 35 7 45 6 55 5 4o 153 WELSHPOOL dep 7 gQ n 30 2 50 stop. 6 45 7 50 7 5 5 50 ni Montgomery 7 45 11 45 3 5 7 10 8 15 7 25 ??! I Abermule 7 55 11 55 7 20 8 25 7 35 6 16 lai NEWTOWN 6 10 8 6 12 5 3 22 7 30 8 35 7 48 6 28 29a c t arr. 6 25 8 18 12 15 7 40 8 3 6 40 34 | Moat Lane Junction j dep g 3Q 12 2Q 3 32 8 45 g 10 A1 1 Carno 7 15 12 50 9 0 8 35 3 = Llanbrynmair 7 50 1 10 4 15 9 20 8 5 VIACHYNLLETH 8 35 1 35 4 45 ••• -• 9 45 9 25 ••• Glan Dovey arr. 8 50 1 50 5 0 10 0 9 40 ggl = Ynys-las [for Aberdovey] 9 15 2 0 5 15 ••• ••• ^9 0 —izz— 4 S Ynys-las (by Ferry) dep 1,2,3a.m. 9 25 2 5 5 20 5 ABERDOVEY 6 40 „ jlO 0 2 35 6 0 TOWYN 6 52 „ |10 12 2 47 6 10 S Hwyngwrit arr. 7 15 „ 10 30 I. 3 5 6 30 RQ |l BORTH 9 25 2 5 5 20 10 10 10 5 7?i I Llanflhangel 9 35 2 12 5 30 10 13 lit; Bo. Street 9 45 2 17 5 45 10 20 10 20 7 7i ? ABERYSTWITH arr. 10 0 2 30 5 55 10 30 10 3o ••• 341S | \Ioat Lane Junction .dep. 8 20 12 20 3 35 7 42 8 48 8 5 6 42 4l| | LLANIDLOES arr. 8 40 12 40 3 50 8 5 9 8 8 25 7 0 'I UP TRAINS. WEEK DAYS. SUNDAYS. 1 TL23 4 5 61 2 3 —^r^^rr^dWTc7B. 1.2,3, i,&2, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, i,2,3, i,&2, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, 1,2,3, Class—O. and N. and a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. a A smr deD 6' 0 ••• — 1° 0 — 2 50 7 30 8 30 7 20 rns -j LLANIDLOES u ,n ifi o in 1 « a in 7 xo %/r t arr fi 9^ ••• 3 10 7 55 o 45 7 42 ? Moat Lane Junction ^rr. o —_ -—— 0 ;— 15 ARFRYSTWITH tep.~ZT 8 0 1 O 3 456. 5 30 ?• 5 30 ••• n 5, 8 15 1 10 4 5 5 45 J 5 45 4* J Bow Street 4 ]5 5 62 g g. „ 52 830 130 430 e 0 « 0 1 Llwvngwril 7 25 12 15 4 10 § 5 TOWVN 7 45 12 35 4 30 >F i aberdovey j 45 12 35 4 30 s Ynys-las (byFerry) arr. 8 25 1 -0 5 10 _LL_ 10i livwlis dep. 8 35 1 35 4 40 6 5 6 5 !°i | !oi» Dovey. J. »«l HQ 6 80 «» 20J| 5 |M ACHYNLLETH 9 5 2 0 ••• 6 30 <j 0 31 Llanbrynmair ••• 9 30 2 27 ••• 7 0 • • 36^ jCarno 9 50 2 47 •• 7 20 •• 7 20 s s arr 10 13 3 10 ••• 7 45 • • 7 12 43^1 q !Moat Lane Junction d g 25 # 10 2i 3 15 5 53 7 50 8 48 7 50 4.72!^ NFWTOWN 6 35 10 30 3 25 6 8 8 0 8 55 8 6 5iai I 'Abermule 6 45 10 40 6 20 8 7 9 0 7 87 55^j'S iMontgomery 6 55 10 50 3 45 6 30 8 17 9 8 8 17 O54 J |Montgomery & g Q 45 g g 61i £ WELSHPOOL! d 7 15 11 15 4 5 7 0 8 45 9 35 8 45 (Ui ^Rnttineton 7 20 11 20 4 10 7 5 8 50 9 40 8 50 j 1 S=^eCh- 740 a.m. 1145 430 726 ? 8 w 1 9 7 7I J OSWESTRY arr. 8 0 12 5 4 50 7 50 9 20 10 20 9 20 Welsh pool (C. R.) arr. 7 10 11 5 3 55 • 8 35 9 27 8 35 I: „ (S. & W'pool).dep. 7 20 11 20 4 5 •• 8 40 9 30 8 40 b Bnttineton 7 25 11 25 4 12 •• 8 4o •• 9 35 8 45 ? SHREWSBURY arr. 8 15^ ••• 12 15 4 55 _JJ_ 9 30 10 25 9 30 7.1 SHREWS. (STuljion) dep 830 12 30 5 15 •• 10 8 •• 10 30 108 Wellington arr. 8 57. 12 50 5 35 •• 10 28 •• 10 57 10 28 Stafford 9 45 1 35 6 10 •• 11 7 •• 11 50 11 7 Wolverhampton (Q.-st. Station) 10 25 2 20 6 50 2 5 12 50 2 5 BfRMINGHAM(N.-stStation)H 5 3 0 7 20 2 31 1 40 2 31 Tamworth 12 13 2 58 7 55 » 2 26 1 3 2 26 Rugby 1 5 3 3 7 40 3 15 2 10 3 15 LONDON (Euston Station) 3 45 515950550 6 15 5 50 SHREWSBURY .dep 10 30 12 20 õCf Church Sretton 10 58 1 0 5 42 < Craven Arms 11 13 1 20 6 3 ? Ludlow 11 30 1 42 6 21 •2 Tenbury 12 5 4 20 6 50 =5 Leominster 11 53 2 1 5 HEREFORD 1225 — 4D 7 30 Abergavenny 1 20 4 20 8 46 s Pontypool Road 1 45 4 55 9 18 NEWPORT (Mon ) arr. 2 5_ 5 20 9 40 p. m. = SHREVVSBURY (C. & S.)~dep 8 7 H 22 12 32 5 30 8 27 2 0 vVem arr. 8 27 12 2 [12 52 5 55 8 40 •• 2 31 § Whitchurch 8 57 12 20 1 7 6 15 8 53 •• •• 2 48 s Nantwich 9 15 12 40 1 33 6 40 9 10 •• •• 3 8 "11 Crewe 9 25 12 50 1 45 7 0 9 20 •• 3 15 3 Warrington 10 27 1 42 2 35 7 58 10 20 •• •• 4 45 LIVERPOOL (Lime-street) 11 5 2 30 3 30 8 50 11 5 •• 6 0 Preston 12 30 2 38 3 23 9 5 Lancaster 1 40 3 18 6 42 10 5 Carlisle 4 40 5 45 9 10 EDINBURGH 9 10 9 10 12 25 Glasgow 9 30 9 30 [12 35 Sioekport 10 33 1 50 2 46 7 57 10 33 MANCHESTER (L. Road) 10 45 2 5 3 0 8 10 10 55 Huddersfield 12 38 3 0 6 22 9 32 Leeds 1 20 4 15 7 0 10 15 Oswestry (G. W.) dep. 8 53 TT~ 1 22 5 5 9 4 11 8 Ruabon arr. 9 22 •• 1 48 5 50 9 38 ll 35 Wrexham 9 32 •• I 58 6 0 9 43 11 45 ti Chester 10 3 •• 2 30 6 40 10 5 |12 10 H 'Birkenhead 10 45 •• 3 25 7 45 10 45 3 5 4 Liverpool (Landing Stage) 11 5 •• 3 45 8 5 11 9 s Manchester (Victoria Station) •. [_6 5^ 9 10 3 35 ^Shrewsbury (G. W.) dep. 10 25 ••• 1 35 5 53 Wellington 10 44 ••• 1 55 6 11 s [Wolverhampton (LowL. Station) 11 30 2 35 6 55 jta Birmingham (Snow Hill St.) .12 0 3 o 7 25 ^Oxford 1 55 5 0 8 57 LONDON (Paddington Station)! 3 45 6 50 10 25
Bestnct KETOS, &"c. to TALYBONT. LECTURE.-Captain. Gledhill, of Penpompren Mines, delivered his third lecture in aid of the Taly- bont British Schools, on Friday evening, the 10th inst. before a crowded and attentive audience, the subject on the occasion being Heart and Steam." The Rev. Thomas Thomas, of Trc'rddol occupied the chair, and, having alluded to the importance of the subjects to be embraced by the lecture, the lecturer then explained, and numerous experiments demons- trated, the nature of heat-the sources from which it could be produced, to wit,-friction, electricity, chem- ical affinity and combination, animal organization, &c.. &c.,—its expanding powers-the conducting and non-conducting properties of different bodies—rad- iation—reflection, &C. The properties and expansive powers of low and high pressure steam, and the methods of applying it to Ancient and modern steam and pumping engines, were likewise explained and exemplified by appropriate experiments. The pro- ceedings terminated by votes of thanks being cordi- ally awarded to the lecturer and chairman, a hope being expressed that Mr. Gledhill would again favour the inhabitants of the district by a continuance of his lectures on scientific subjects, they being anew feat- ure in the neighbourhood, and calculated to do a great amount of good.
TREGARON.—We are pleased to state that Mr, John Timothy Lewis, son of Mr. John Lewis, of Tregaron, has successfully passed his examination at Jesus College, Oxford, and obtained a scholas- tic prize of d640 a year. Mr. Lewis was educated at the Ystradmeurig Academy. This excellent institution, of which the Rev. Lewis Evans is head master, has sent to our Universities, some of the best and most successful scholars of the day. LLANGEiTHo.-Sudden death,-On the morning of the 13th inst., a poor man, named David Williams, I aged 80 years, who lived in a cottage near this place, was found dead, his body lying on the hearth. The deceased occasionally received parish relief, which he reluctantly applied for, when he could not otherwise earn his pittance. The holding of an inquest was considered unnecessary.
PRESENTATION TO THEODORE HUGHES, ESQ. On Wednesday, the churchwardens and principal gentlemen of our parish met in the vestry-room of St.Michael's Church, tolpresent Mr.Theodore Hughes with a testimonial in acknowledgment of the services he has, from time to time, and more especially with- in the last two months, rendered to the church. Amongst those present we nottced the Rev. E O. Phillips, M.A.; Rev. Mr. Lewis; Johu Davies, Esq., Mayor, Thomas Jones, Esq &c,&e. The Rev. E. O. Phillips occupiedth the chair on the occasion, and the Mayor the vice chair. The Rev. Chairman, in a brief and complimentary address, said that those prerent knew for what pur- pose they had assembled that day it was to present Mr.Theodore Hughes with a testimonial, on behalf of the congregation, in acknowledgment of the valu- able services he had rendered to the church. Since the illness of Mr. Young, Mr. Hughes had assumed the director of the choir, and had acquitted himself of his office not only to the satisfaction, but to the admiration also of the congregation generally. He, (the chairman) did not wish to say one word against Mr. Young, but so far as he could judge, the choir had vastly improved since Mr. Hughes had assumed the leadership. The singing was better according to the speaker's untutored ear, and the playing was better, not withstanding that the organ was out of tune. The testimonial that day was presented to him in acknowledgment of the services he had conferred upon them. The speaker concluded by observing that Mr. Hughes was now commencing a new career, and that his aspirations should be high. Those that aimed high never shot low. Whatever honor he achieved in after life, his fellow citizens would feel a kind of pride in, as being reflected on themselves, and let his motto in the future be ex- celsior. In a few well-chosen words, Mr. Hughes ac knowledged the compliment which had been paid him. The testimonial consisted of a valuable eight-day clock, cased in polished marble, and supplied by Mr. Leon, of Pier Street.
Hocal information. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. Monday, 13th Febuary, 1865. The fortnightly meeting of the PoorLaw Guardians was held, as usual, in the Board-room of TB*S Union Work-house, on Monday. The guardians present were GVJ* ^ARRY> Esq., chairman; John Hughes, Esq., V»«^CHAIRMAN; John Davies, Esq., Mayor; Messrf L>AV'(I Alban, J. J, Jones, John Davies, WHIAM Edwards, Robert Richards, Edward MO«AN. Lewis Jones, Dr.Roberts, and Dr. James. The minute." OF THE preceeding meeting were read by Hugh F-GHES, Esq. The crnairman said that the first business to be PROO^DED with was the appointment of a matron. TO the advertisement which had been issued, there ) was, he regretted to say, but one answer. It was the application of one Adelaide Davies, residing at No. 29, North Parade, in this town. Adelaide Davies, a most respectable young wo- man, appeared before the board. In reply to the chairman, she said that she was 32 years of age, and that she was a single woman. She could read, write, and keep accounts. She also understood cooking, and knew what she would have to do as matron of the workhouse-te take care of the paupers and stores, and to preserve order in-the house. The Mayor, Mr Williams, Mr John Hughes, Mr Hugh Hughes, Mr John Jones, Mr Alban, and other gnardians, bore flattering testimony as to the girl's character. Another woman named Ellen Jones applied in person for the situation, but declined to accept it at the salary offered. Mr John Hughes: There's an end of it. We can- not entertain your application. Mr Hughes then moved that Adelaide Davies be appointed matron. Mr Williams seconded. In reply to the Chairman, Miss Davies said that she would be able to commence her duties that day week. The Chairman then informed her of her appoint- ment by the board, subject to the approval of the commissioners. WHEAT VERSUS FLOUR, The Master of the house reported to the board that he had, in accordance with their instructions, tested the relative value of bread made from wheat, bought direct, and of flour purchased in the shops. He had got 414 IBs. of wheat for 2/. 2s. Od., and a sack of flour 280 lbs. for 1/. 12s. Od., and he found that whilst the wheat stood 1 \d. in the lb., the flour was about L £ D. He had purchased the wheat at 5s. 3d. a bushel. Several of the guardians stated that the bread made from the wheat was cheaper and more whole- some than that made from the flour. Ordered to continue to purchase wheat for the use of the house in future. GENERAL BUSINESS. Catherine Simons, of Gray's Inn Lane, aged 29, with two children, a charwoman, having been in receipt of 3s. a-week, married in January. Relief stopped. Hugh Davies, aged 26, with wife 35, and two children, applied for relief, debility being the cause. Relieving Officer had given him 4s. 6d. for the last fortnight. Ordered 5s a-week for the next fortnight. Anne Jones, of Thespian-street, aged 28, a char- woman, having 2s. a-week, applied for additional relief. Case deferred for a fortnight, that applicant might appear before the board. Funeral expenses allowed for the late Mary Jones, of Penparke, aged 78 years. Application made for relief on behalf of Mary Fowkes an orphan, aged 6 years. Her father and mother both being dead—the child was residing with [ her uncle, Thomas Simon, of Church-street. Thomas Simon appeared before the board. The child's father had been a sailor, and the mother had died six month ago. The Mayor said that Simons was a very deserving man. He had been for a long time. supporting an aged mother, and never applied for relief for her. Allowance made for the child of 2s. 6d. a-week. David Evans, of Borth, applied for a pair of trousers, a pair of drawers, and two shirts. Mr. Hughes asked how often this man was to apply for relief. Mr Jones said that the man was in a desperate state as the relieving officer knew. Ordered 1/. for clothes. John Morgan, of Penparke, aged 71, with wife, aged 64, partially disabled by old age, applied to have relief continued. Mr Davies said that Morgan had plenty of work to do, and that he was constantly working. The Chairman suggested that relief be continued for another fortnight, and that relieving officer direct him to attend the next meeting of the board; or otherwise that the relief would be stopped. Ellen Evans, of Trefechan, whose right hand is crippled, and who is paralized, applied for additional relief. Mr Jones said that the woman was no worse now than usual. Relieving Officer said that the application was made in consequence of the severe weather. Application refused. Gwynne Lewis, aged 60, living in Portland-lane, partially disabled by old age. Dr. Roberts said he did not know of any one in Portland-lane, but a little child. Relieving Officer said he had visited the woman twice. Once she was in bed and once up, but very feeble. He had not asked her to attend, because he saw that she was unable to do so. The Chairman told the relieving officer, that when 1 an applicant was so unwell as to be unable to attend the board, he ought to get the medical officer to visit him. Allowed 2s. for a fortnight, and state of the case to be ascertained in the mean time. Anne Davies, of Moor-street, aged 42, with two children, applied for a blanket and sheets. Mr Jones did not think that the woman belonged to Aberystwith, but they were very poor. Mr Alban said that an order existed that every pauper should be brought before the board on their first application for relief, and that order had never been complied with. Twelve shillings allowed, aadsettlement ordered to be enquired into. Edward Williams, aged 60, with wife 64, disabled by a broken leg, applied for continuance of relief. Mrs Williams who was called into the board-room, said she wanted the relief for another fortnight- Her husband was in a club, but he would not be receiving any money from it till that day fortnight; and even then, he would only get lis. 6d., as they owed a debt to the club. After that, they would receive 1/. 7s. a month—but only monthly. She would not have applied to the board if she could possibly have avoi- ded it. She had, for many years, been paying poor rates in the parish. Relief continued for a fortnight. Margaret Jones, of-Thespian-street, aged 50, a charwoman, wholly disabled, applied for additional relief—illness being the cause. She was then getting 3s. a-week. Dr. James said that she was very poor, and con- fined to her bed. Settlement ordered to be looked into. Relief granted to Thomas Jones, aged 55, with wife. aged ü9, and four children, to be continued, and settlement enquired into. Sophia Hughes, a dressmaker, with two children, now getting 3s. 6d. a-week, APPLIED FOR additional relief. Applicant was very ill after giving birth to a child; and was willing, as soon as able, to come to the house. Dr. James said that the woman was so weak, it would be most dangerous to remove her at present; but as soon as the hard weather was over, he thought she might bear removal, and that she would be better at the house than where she was at present. Ordered 4s. a-week. One shilling extra, for nurse, granted to Elizabeth Punhellon, a charwoman, aged 76 years. John Griftiths, a shipwright, aged 77 years, being disabled by old age, granted an additional 6d. John Lewis, of Borth, aged 78 years, a labourer, allowed 5s. for 2 shirts and 2 pair of drawers. Mary Edwards having 2s. a-week, granted an extra shilling, her son being ill. John Lloyd, aged 58, with wife, a labourer, ap- plied for relief—illness being the cause. Dr. James said that the man was asthematic, and was frequently totally unable to work. Allowed 2s. for a fortnight. Sarah Evans, of Moor-street, aged 81 years, a. charwoman, applied for a nurse. Dr. James said that the woman could do nothing for herself. Mr. Jones said he knew the woman very well, and she had been living on her own money. Elizabeth Pryse, of Eagle Court, aged 67, a char- woman, granted 6d. extra relief. Relief continued to Susan Jones, a charwoman, having four children to support. Relief of 3s. ordered to be continued to Catherine Charles, of Gray's Inn Lane, with two children. Application for narse refused as she lived with her mother. Anne Evans, of Spring Gardens, aged 75, a char- woman. Relieving Officer gave her 4s. for the last tortnight, and 8s. for the previous fortnight. ThIs was the case in which a mistake had occurred In transferring the woman to another parish. Order made for additional 6d. C. ,AR§ £ JRE.T Edwards, aged 30, who had been con- fined of twins, which had since died. 12s.6d. allowed for funeral expenses. Mary Coulton, of White Horse Court, aged 44, suffering from mental disability, applied for two shifts and petticoat. Mr. Jones said that the poor creature ought to get what she wanted. Twelve shillings ordered, and relieving officer told to be sure and see that she got the things. Margaret Rees, of Borth, aged 70, applied for shoes. Mr. Hughes thought that clogs would do. Allowed 3s. 6d. for pair of clogs. Jane Daniel, of Church-street, a charwoman, ap- plied for shoes for her three children. Mr. Jones 8Aid she was a very industrious woman. Mr. Hughes thought clogs would do very well. ORDOF-MACLE for three pairs of clogs. William Jenkins, of Mill Lane, aged 63, applied -fbr extra relief—illness being the cause alleged. Mr. Jones: He is very ill in bed. Mr. Davies: I saw him on Saturday last. I generally give him a penny. Mr. Jones: You could not, Mr.Davies, he has been ill in bed for some days. Mr. Davies said he saw him near Mr. Cox's shop on Saturday. Dr. James said he saw him some day in the week. Mr. Hugh Hughes also remembered having seen him on Friday or Saturday. Mr. Jones persisted that they were all mistaken, as he knew the man was ill in bed. Granted an additional sixpence. Additional shilling granted to Mary Simon who was ill. Mary Morgan, aged 21, granted additional 6d. Several other cases were disposed of before the meeting broke up.
PETTY SESSIONS,—ABERYSTWITH. Tuesday, 14th February, 1865. Before JOHN DAVIES, Esq., Mayor; and THOMAS JONES, Esq. DRUNKENNESS. Isaac James, ofPenrhyncoch, was charged by P.C Hayes, with the above offence. Constable sworn: After ten o'clock on Monday night, witness found prisoner drunk and helpless on the North Parade. He was then unable to keep on his feet. Sergeant Thomas had seen him in the early part of the evening in a tipsy state, and had advised him to go home. When witness took him in custody, he was incapable of going home, and even if he had attempted it, he was likely to be robbed on the way. He had in his pocket a sum of 1Z. 14s lOd (which Sergeant Thomas produced in court,) and a watch. He was very quiet, and the present was his first offence. Fined 28 6d, including costs. ANOTHER VAGABOND DONKEY. P. C. Hayes sworn On Sunday, about a quarter past eleven o'clock, witness saw the donkey of the defendant, Evan Morris, straying on the North Parade. Defendant, in reply, said that he paid Mr. Iliff, of Trefechan, rent for a field, in which he kept the don- key, but that it having snowed during the night, the donkey got out of the field without defendant's knowledge. Mr. Thomas Jones said it was very cruel to leave the animal out on such a night. The defendant remarked that he did not expect the snow. Fined 2S. 6d. including costs. A WARM WISH FOR THE POLICE PC. David Thomas, No 8, sworn: On Thursday night, witness saw the defendant, Thomas Jones, coming out of the Cambrian public house. He was then drunk, and witness advised him to go home. Defendant went away, but returned again. When witness again told him to go home, defendant lay down in the street and kicked at him. He used the most abusive language to witness, and said that all the police ought to be in h—11, and that he wished them there. Witness told him to go into the house but he came back several times, trying to provoke witness. Sergeant Thomas said it was defendant's first offence. Fined ISLAND costs.
TOWN'S IMPROVEMENT COMMISSION. Tuesday, 14th February, 1865. The adjourned meeting of the Commissioners, which was appointed to be held this day, was only attended by three of the commissioners,—John Davies, Esq., Mayor; Thomas Jones, Esq. and Mr. Charles Hackney. It was therefore found im- possible to proceed with the business, and the meet- ing was further adjourned to next Tuesday.
THE TOWN COUNCIL. Wednesday, February 1st, 1865. A meeting of the Town Council was held at the Town Hall on Wednesday. Present,—John Davies, Esq Mayor, in the chair Aldermen* John Roberts, John Hughes, and Thomas Jones Councillors George Fossett, John Roberts, jun., John Matthews, Richard Jones, John Rees, Philip Williams, J. J. Atwood, and Mr. Parry, Town Clerk. MrAtwood presented a bill amounting to 21Z.4.v,4T?- for pulling down and rebuilding the walls by Capt. Durham's property at the marsh. An order had been made in council that the work should be done. The agreement with the mason was that the work should be done at the current rate of the day. The charges were very moderate, and an allowance was made for the stones in the old wall. The bill was certified by Mr. Lumley who had measured the work. Mr. Parry stated that the consent of all parties concerned, had been gained to carry the accommoda- tion road across the rope-walk by means of a bridge, to be thrown over instead of the present pathway. .Mr. Atwood stated that he was authorized to make an offer on behalf of Mr George Lumley, for the whole of the building ground adjoining the Town Hall, at the rent fixed by the council, viz:—3/. for one house, and 2/. 10s. each for the rest. And also that he would undertake to finish the building of the houses within two years. Mr. Hughes If he is willing to take the ground 3N those terms, by all means, let him have it. Mr Roberts thought that the rent was very reason- able, and much lower than that of other places in the town. The Mayor observed that Mr. Lumley offered the council the rent they had asked for it, and that con- sequently he ought to get it. Mr. Hughes remarked that there was no offer in writing. Mr. Atwood replied that Mr. Lumley had authori- zed him to make the offer. It was then agreed that Mr. Lumley's offer be accepted. THE NEW SEA WALL. Mr. Roberts said that he saw Humphreys yester- day, and he said he was going to get level to help Lumley to stake. Mr. Atwood pointed out that, in Mr. Davis's plan, there was to be a drain in front of the Terrace em- bankment towards the sea. Mr. Hughes thought that the drain would be better IN the back. Mr. Roberts thought there would not be a suffi- cient fall there into the sea. Mr. Atwood thought it was to be run into the sewerage North-parade. If it could be brought up to the level of the Queen's Hotel there would be a sufficient fall. The Mayor was of opinion that all drainage into the sea, ought, if possible, to be avoided. Mr. Atwood agreed with the mayor, unless the drains could be carried northward. Mr. Roberts wished to point out that it was pro- posed to have the new drain in front of the Terrace, whilst the drain of the Queen's Hotel was ip the back. Mr. Parry thought that as the present was a ques- tion of levelling, Mr, Paul ought to be consulted on the subject. Mr. Roberts though that the best way would be to drain it into the sea at the rock, and then it would go on to Borth. The Rev. Mr. Saunders again made application for the purchase of the fee simple of a plot of O-round in Portland-street, on which it was proposed to erect a-I English Congregational chapel, the plans of which he laid on the table. Mr. Atwood remarked that it was a double appli- cation, one for the purchase of the fee simple, and another in case that was refused for a grant of a lease for a long term of years. Mr. Thomas observed that if the buildings pro- posed to be erected were dwelling-houses, he could see that it might be the interest of the board to grant a lease of the ground instead of selling it; but as it was a house of worship which was to be built there, COUM not see how it would benefit the board to let the ground upon a 75 years lease, as possession, at the termination of that period, would in no way benefit them, and would only lead to the granting of a new lease. He should also remark that it was most important to have an answer from the council at once, as the committee of the building society would meet in London next week, and it would be most important to lay the decision of the council be- them; tor, if IT was not then done, it would be six months before there would be an opportunity of doing so again, as the committee met only every halt-year. It would be well too', to be able to show that the fee simple of the ground had been pur- chased instead of a lease being granted, as the com- mittee would look upon it with much more favorable eyes. He really could not see what objection the council could have to sell the ground, as they could not possibly wish for the possession of a place of worship at the expiration of a lease. Mr. Fossett asked who had ever heard of a church or chapel being built on a lease; or who would sup- ply the funds for such a building? Mr. Parry proposed to have the front of the chapel in Newfoundland-street, as a dead wall in that street would much injure the property of the town. It was explained, that according to the plans there was not to be a dead wall there. Mr. Hughes was inclined to let them have the fee simple for the purpose mentioned. Mr. Jones was of the same mind. Mr. Parry: Let us invite this gentleman to give us an offer. Mr. Thomas suggested a figure which was not agreed to. Mr. Hughes thought they ought to have an offer in writing. Mr. Parry: Let us not hurry ourselves about it. Let the matter be adjourned for a fortnight. Mr. Atwood: Let us have an offer now. It was objected that the meeting of the London committee would be lost if the matter were ad- j ourned. Mr. Hughes: You will not lose the London meet- ing. You can say that you had an offer of the fee simple. I Mr. Jones asked what offer of ready money were they prepared to make. It should be considered that, of the present lease, there were 47 years unexpired. In reply to one of the members, Mr. Rees stated that the frontage was 70 feet. Mr. Matthews proposed that certain parties be ap- pointed to meet at Mr. Parry's office, to discuss and settle what would be the value of the ground at pre- sent, and what it would be at the expiration of the lease. Mr. Jones observed that here was a piece of land that did not bring them in a penny; and he thought that if a certatn sum of money were paid down now, it would be best for the town. Mr. Thomas said that if a large sum were de- manded, he should advice them to take a lease of 75 years. Mr. Matthews proposed that the meeting meet again that evening, to receive an offer for the purchase, in order to give the others an opportunity of laying the result before the London committee. Mr. Atwood said that as the London committee would not meet till that day week, he thought the council need not meet till Friday. Mr. Jones proposed that two persons be appointed to meet, one representing either party, to agree upon the proper sum and he further proposed Mr. Matthews on behalf of the council. Mr. Rees was proposed to represent the chapel. The meeting was then adjourned to Friday, at eleven o'clock.
POWELL v. LEWIS. The following is Mr. Coleridge's defence of Col. Powell, M.P., in the above celebrated case. The Lord Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench, before whom it was tried, pronounced the learned advo- cate's speech as one of the most eloquent ever delivered at Westminster Hall. Such an opinion, from such an authority, is alone, a powerful induce- ment to print the speech, for the perusal of our readers Mr. Coleridge, addressing the jury on behalf of the defendant, said The advocate of Colonel Powell, in which character I attend here to-day, has, no doubt, cast upon him a hard task, because he has to defend a gentleman, for a resolute and deliberate breach of a contract into which he delibe- rately entered. And yet I cannot help thinking that, if you bring into consideration of this case a calm and impartial understanding, you will see that damages very trivial, if not nominal in amount are all that Colonel Powell ought to pay for having unquestionably broken a promise which he unques- tionably made. The facts are singulary few and undisputed and simple. It is idle in this case to put before you considerations in the soundness of which I do not myself believe, and therefore I am not going to say for one moment that there has not been a most deliberate promise of marriage made by Col. Powell. Nor am I going to say that that promise has not been resolutely broken. The question therefore is, what damages Colonel Powell is to pay for having brought himself within the perils of the law. The questions really to be considered in this case are: What was the contract which was made? Who were the parties to it? How came it to be made ? And what were the circumstances under which it was parted from ? To begin with what was the contract. Why, the contract, as you will hear by and bye, was a contract to assume the most touching and most intimate relations which one human being can possible have with another, so that they are no more twain but one flesh." Es- teem, respect, and affection on both sides are the chief foundation. And they profane the sacred ordinance of marriage who enter into it from bad motives and give me leave to say that they who seek to do so are not to be heard when they come into a conrt to seek damages which by their own conduct they have disentitled themselves from ask- ing. Ex turpi causa non oritur actio, or in other words Justice must be drawn from pure fountains'. Colonel Powell is a man not old, if you count by the calender, but aged by a wasting disease and crip- pled from the middle downwards, one leg entirely and the other partially paralised, so that he is half flesh half marble, like the king in the Arabian Nights." He is crippled also in pecuniary circum- stances, and if not intemperate, at all events he has habits which qpe of the witnesses said he had not been weaned from. Weakened in brain and intel- lect by the cruel and repeated attacks of his disor- der, here was a man who had and who could have had in the eyes of a person like the plaintiff one recomendation only, namely, the fact that he could charge his estates in her favour. Now, who is the other party? A woman of mature life, she was only recently brought into close and intimate relation in which she stood with respect to the defendant-fully aware of his infirmities, and trading on them— taking advantage of his weakness, and his tempo- rary removal from all his friends who had surrounded him, except the friends of her own immediate connection, to drive him the hard and disgusting bargain of which she carried away the spolia opima in the shape of a fifty-guinea diamond ring. Not for her were those keen longings and passionate emotions which lift us up above ourselves, and for a while at least hallow the worst of us," and elevate the most degraded. Not for her were the visions of a happy home brightened by the presence of happy children. She entered into this contract and was about to march to God's altar, with totally different feelings. To her for bearing his name,and entering his family, and setting herself up in market overt—money, and money only, was the miserable compensation. In some countries it has been said men are despots because women are slaves, and women are openly bought aud sold in the markets like any other chattel; and perhaps in such coun- tries there is little degredation in the transaction. But in free and happy England, where, it they so will it, women can marry with affection and with Christian dignity, such a marriage contract as this is an indecncy, an outrage, and a crime. And I trust you will not for a moment fo~get, when you come to look at the circumstances of the case, what was the contract into which Miss Lewis strove to enter. And now, how was the contract brought about? Col. Powell is a kind and benevolent gentle- man, living in Wales, having a large place called Nanteos,>.and having also in different parts of the country two shooting boxes, which he rents—I should think for the benefit of his friends. Early in last year Col Powell has a number of friends stay- ing with him, and among others the family of the Lewises. Some joke is passed about 1864 being leap-year, and that therefore the women have the privilege of asking the men to marry them. Among the ladies present was Miss Margaretta Lewis, and it appears, according to my learned friend, that what passed at the the time for a joke settled deeply into the mind of Colonel Powell. Certain it is, however that in the month of March, on the last day of it, up to London, to St. George's- terrace, came Colonel Powell, attended by Miss Margaretta Lewis, Mr. Wm. Beauclerk Powell, and Mrs. William Beauclerk Powell, nee Hannah Lewis, and a gentleman of the name of Hodgkin. Now who was Mr. Wm. Beauclerk Powell ? Why, he was a person living chiefly on a charge upon the Nanteos property, and had just married Miss Hannah Lewis, to whom Colonel Powell had been very kind. Well, Margaretta Lewis comes up to London, but we are not informed of what took place during the two or three weeks which elapsed before the engagement was made. When, however, it is said that a tender- ness sprung up on the part of Miss Lewis towards Colonel Powell, I ask where is the eveidence of it? Where is there one word about it in any of the letters which have been put it? There is nothing whatever to show that before the 27th of April, when the marriage contract was announced, there had been any tenderness or affection between them. On the contrary, there is much to show the reverse. Could Colonel Powell have been the object of the conjugal affection and compassion ofa virgin bride? (Laugh- ter.) Dr. King is consulted as to the safety of the Colonel's marrying. He goes to tell Dr. King that he is about to enter into this contract, and he says, "Can I safely marry?" Dr. King tells him he thinks he may make a prudent marriage. He explains that habtiual excitement would be extremely bad for him, and it ought to be explained to the lady he is about to marry. "Well," said Colonel Powell, do you have the goodness to see Miss Lewis, and ex- plain this matter to her." And this is the lady who comes before a jury of English gentlemen, to ask for damages for the non-fulfilment of the contract of marriage! Dr. King sees her, and tells us he ex- plained to her. I told her, he says, that he was an invalid, and explained in sufficiently plain terms, that there must be seperate beds. She seemed delighted. (A laugh.) "Oh, she said, sh £ under- stood that. She was at a time of life when she did not think of that; she was to be more of a nurse than a wife, and she was willing to take him upon those terms." (Laughter.) The charming disinterested- ness of this affection This touchingly tender girl, in whose virgin breast had been gradually springing up the tender love which unfolded itself to the bosom of the air, and everything else which Shakspeare describes in a passage which I at this moment forget. (Roar.* of laughter,) Dr. King is an intimate personal and professional friend of Colonel Powell, and knows all about his physical condition, and he is to see the woman and to explain that condition to her. In a letter addressed to the colonel, he says that he has seen Miss Lewis, and has told Miss Lewis the con- ditions under which she was to marry; but that does not explain how what passed between Colonel Powell and him got into my learned friend s brief. The Lord Chief Justice: I understood distinctly from Dr. King that he went to Miss Lewis lor the purpose of telling what had passed between him and the colonel. He went to her in this way, saying, "Colonel Powell has been with me to consult me as to whether he could marry, and I told him yes, if it made a prudent marriage.' In that way he comes to her knowledge that theeotonet has consulted Dr. King, and also what pass?d between them. Mr. Coleridge Then to that extent Dr. King may be absolved but I maintain that nothing that passed between Colonell Powell and Dr. King was ever des- ired by the Colonel to be communicated by Dr. King to Miss Lewis, nor, in fact, was it ever so communi- cated. Here is a misunderstanding which has arisen between a gentlemen who had consulted him profess- ionally and the lady whom that gentleman was at one time under an engagement to marry. The brother of the lady comes to town and takes a bed in the doctor's house but surely a gentleman would have felt that his mouth was sealed in regard to what had passed between him and Colonel Powell, his old and intimate friend, and that what had passed ought not to be mentioned except under the complusion of the law. I think any one of you, gentlemen, would be uncommonly surprised, if any contract were enforced by law against you, were you to find that part of the evidence on the other side consisted of confidential conversations between yourself and your medical attendant. If that be the rule of the profession, the sooner it is generally known the better. I think that is a fair observation. Now there is no doubt that Colonel Powell both stated and put on the record a plea affecting the chastity of Miss Lewis and I aIL not going to vindicate Colonel Powell for doing it, nor to asperse in the slightest degree the character of Miss Lewis. But if a gentleman withdraws an im- putation, he withdraws it in the fullest sense and when I say, on the part of Colonel Powell, that there was no foundation for this plea, I hope it will be taken as an absolute withdrawal of everything that has been said by him, and an expression of regret on his part that any such a thing was ever said. It is true that a gentleman ought not to make a statement of this kind till he is perfectly satisfied he can prove it. At the same time recollect who Colonel Powell is,—A man who has had eight or nine paralytic attacks in London alone since 1859. Now suppose for a mom- ent that he, having determined to break off this en- gagement, has stated to him, by a person apparently trustworthy, facts which he afterwards embodies in the plea I submit that the very nature of the charge and the naming of the individual who communicated the alleged facts must show that it was made in per- fect good faith. I do not say that, so far as Miss Lewis is concerned, she has not received some injury from the charge hanging .over her head for some months but forgive me for observing that we are not trying this question now, and you ought not to make Colonel Powell pay for anything that occurred after the cause of action arose. Now what are the real damages which Miss Lewis has sustained in this case ? She has lost a marriage which certainly was scarcely a true or a real marriage, and a husband who could be a husband only in name. It is not pre- tended that there was anything like shock or distress to her feelings. But it may be said, "Ah but this is a money action, and money lost, at all events, she has sustained, as she might have had some settlements made upon her as it is a money loss which she has sustained, she is entitled to ask a jury for money compensation." Now the answer to this is short and simple. It is quite true that this is a money action but it is an action in which, most justly and most rightly, the character and conduct of the parties is always taken into account, and there is no general rule by which the damages in a matter of this kind can be properly estimated. Some- times, as the other day in a case before his lordship, where a gentle girl had given up her modest affections honestly and heartily, the jury meted out damages with no niggard hands. But Miss Lewis is not that sort of plaintiff, and you cannot give her substantial damages in this action without to some extent approv- ing of the conduct she pursued, and encouraging women in like situations to follow in her steps. Ac- cording to plain common sense, if you agree with my view of her conduct, it will follow that she has for- gotten the dignity of her sex, and done violence to all that we most esteem and reverence and admire in the character of woman and I earnestly trust that you will pause a long time before you do anything which may seem to give the least countenance to conduct such as she has pursued, and that you will say, if a promise has been made and broken, and must needs be followed by some damages, that those damages ought to be trivial indeed in amount, and she gets at least as much as she deserves.
LEWIS VERSUS POWELL. So long as the slightest possibility existed of this now celebrated case being settled without an appeal to the public tribunal of the law, we refrained from hazarding a word upon the merits of the dispute but now that it has been heard and settled in Westminster Hall, there no longer remains any necessity for silence. Indeed, our London contemporaries have very freely commented upon the trial, the particu- lars of which are printed in the majority of newspapers in the kingdom. Miss Lewis's name has, by the lady's own act, become pub- lic property; and when she elected that it should be so, we hope she was prepared to, support the burden of notoriety, which she is bound to drag through life. Silent worth and undemonstrative virtue did not suit the lady's inclinations; and she is now destined to be sated with popularity, if not with praise. In future suits, no doubt, her case will be quoted as a precedent for designing damsels of the post meridian period of life; and her story committed to memory" by hospitable bachelors of easy temper. The case is shortly stated. In the early part of last year, the plaintiff in this action, and, we believe, the whole of her family, were on a visit with the Colonel at Nanteos. No doubt they enjoyed themselves to their hearts' pa- tent in a mansion where, according to the evi- dence of the plaintiff's brother, there was no stint of any thing. It being leap year, the ladies, by virtue of ancient custom, possessed the right of proposing to the gentlemen, and one at least of them exercised that privilege with considerable success. The plaintiff in her innocent and playful manner—a manner na- tural enough to extreme youth—proposed for the defendant, and he, unfortunately for him- self, regarded the proposal in a serious light This,mark,was but a jest on the part of the lady; but for the Colonel, it turned out to be no joke. It appears that subsequent to the date of these interesting gambols, Colonel Powell invited Miss Lewis and her brother to visit him in London. This was in the month of April last— we are not informed of the exact date but we should not be surprised to find that it was on the 1st day of that memorable month. Whilst there it seems that the plaintiff and the defen- dant came to the very comfortable understand- ing that they were to be married. The Colonel consulted his medical" friend," Dr. King, res- pecting the advisability of the step he was about to take; and that confidential adviser in- formed his patient that he might with safety make a "prudent marriage, whatever that am- biguous phrase may mean. At the request of the Colonel, the lady was informed what her duties as his wife were to be; in other words, she was told that he was to be no husband to her, except in name, and she expressed herself not only willing, but anxious to undertake the revolting office. Many a flush upon the cheek of virtue will be paid in trubute to the record of this odious bargain and many a cowardly traducer will it furnish with an argument against the honor, and purity, in purpose, of the IIRIA weaker sex. As soon as Colonel Powell's-friwids imd rel»- tives were made acquainted witli the state of affairs, they judiciously endeavoured to dis- suade him from the commission of so rash an act; and .indeed so preposterous did it appear even to the lady's relatives, that her brother— to his honor be it said, advised against it. But the bait was too tempting for the lady to give up—a settlement of £500 a-year—the mistress of a great mansion-the high social position of being Mrs. Colonel Powell—all were too strong a temptation for this single minded suitor; so she determined to rule in Nanteos, or know the reason why. But Ithomme propose et Dieu disposè-the lady was doomed to disappoint- ment. In cool reflection, the matter was set before the Colonel's better reason, and he ad- mitted the absurdity of the position he had oc- cupied towards the lady, by withdrawing from it. Unquestionably the Colonel is by no means blameless in the matter. He was rash and impetuous—he took a very grave step without consulting any of his relatives, and would, in all probability, have gone the irrevocable length of marrying the lady, had it not been for the timely interposition of his friends. But his fault was the fault of a generous nature. He did not see the redicule he would have brought upon himself by the fulfilment of his marriage scheme and, although, there was no love in the case, he believed that the lady's friendship and regard for him, were as pure and disinterested as his were for her. Had it been so, no action would ever have been brought. Had the case for the consideration of the # j ry embraced the facts connected with th¡a proposal of marriage only, and subsequent withdrawal by the Colonel, it is a queatiott whether the lady would not have come of second best, or, at least, have had but nominal damages awarded her. Unfortunately for the! defendant however, in an evil hour, a plea put on the record for the defence, in which the chaste character of the lady was aspersed. Strange to say, although there was no proof to sustain this plea, the clever London attorney allowed it to remain upon the file till within a few days of the trial coming off, when it was withdrawn by the Colonel's orders, with expressions of sincere regret that it had evef been raised. The defendant is to be pitied ili this instance, because, although^he might have been unacquainted with the acts of his agents- he was held answerable for them. So MiSS Lewis got a verdict of £2000, not in fact for the' breach of promise, but for the incidental slan- der which had been uttered respecting herl The Times in commenting on this case, says,—• "It is true that they (the slanders) were re- tracted without reserve, and with expressions of regret, but the mischief was done, and the minds of the jury were diverted from the con- sideration of the actual loss sustained to that of the injury incidentally inflicted. This was ine- vitable, and not altogether unjust; but we can- not help regarding JE2000 as an excessive com- pensation for either or both." It will be seen that the plaintiff cannot lay the flattering unction to her soul that the money she has been awarded, is given as a salve for the wound she sustained in losing a husband; but as a substantial acknowledgment that her honor was assailed where there was no rent in her virgin armour. Get money, fairly, if you can, but get.it," is an old maxim that meets With more general approval that the world is willing to acknowledge. If the plaintiff failed ta ob- tain JE500 a year by marriage, she certainly has secured a good round sum by law, which no doubt will win her many a lover, quite as-dis- interested as herself, who was never dreamt of in her wildest dreams before. We hope sin- cerely that the money will make her happy; and that she will speedily meet with a swain, less fickle than the Colonel, and more suitable to occnpy the enviable position of her husband, than he ever could have been. She will thus solemnize a rite which will be neither "an in- decency an outrage, nor a crime." It is clear that the plaintiff, in the late action, sets a rather exalted value upon her feelings, when she lays her damages at £50,000 for the loss of a marriage, in which, as Mr. Celeridge observed, there would have been "nothing like respect esteem or love, in which her heart was engaged." Juries are notoriously liberal with other people's money, and no doubt they con- sidered they were making ample compensation to Miss Lewis by awarding her ,£2000;. and at the same time, taking a bad bargain off the Colonel's hands, at a tolerably low figure. Now considering the relations which, prior to this sentimental debauch, existed between Colonel Powell and the plaintiff's family, we fancy the lady would have best consulted her own credit, by allowing the matter to drop. Thus too, she would have secured the gratitude and esteem of one who has been the lifelong benefactor of her whole family, and avoided an expose from which every modest mind instinc- tively shrinks.
JTOCCUANEOUA, THERE will be a meeting at the Town Hall, on Monday, the 20th inst., for the assessment of road rates. THE NEW SHERIFF.—Lieut.-Colonel John Lewea, LIanHear, has been appointed high sheriff of this county for the coming year. WE learn that Mr. Kdward Jones, of Shipbuilder's Row, (late pupil of Mr. Lewis Roderick,) in this town' has successfully passed his examination in Liverpool for second mate. THE ASSIZES.—Col. Lewes, the high sheriff for the county, has issued his proclamation announcing that the next assizes for the shire will be held at Cardigan, on Tuesday, the 17th of March. The learned judge appointed to preside on the occasion is Mr Justice Blackburn. MACHYNLLETH.— CRIMINAL ASSAULT.— At the magistrates' office, on Wednesday, before the Rev. W. G. Davies, Joseph Davies, late of Cefnygadair, Llanwarin, a married man, was charged with com- mitting a criminal assault upon Hannah Emmanuel, a young girl. The case occupied nearly four hours, and at the conclusion the magistrates severely com- mented upoR the grossness of theonence, and told the prisoner he had narrowly escaped being committed for trial. t L.Ul.CH OF THE BRIG "FANNY FOTHERGILL.— Hadit not been for the brusque incivility on the JF&'RT of the captain of this brig to a gentleman we commissioned to report upon her launch, the ac- count of that interesting ceremony would long since have appeared in our columns. Not only did the captain upon the occasion referred to refuse to communicate all information respecting the vessel which he was about to command, but he actually told our representative that he would prefer no notice to be taken of the launch. Of course we re- garded the wishes of the captain as those of the pro- prietors, and onr reporter, very properly, refrained taking any notice whatever of the launch. It is but seldom we have reason to make a charge of in- civiliiy against naval commanders, but in the ins- tance referred to it was so gross and unprovoked that it canuot be passed over in silence. For the benefit of our readers we seek to glean all the in- formation within the radius of our ken, but when we sre insulted in the search we have no choice but to retreat into silence. Devoid of all special infor- mation we can only ten our readers that the Fanny Fothergill was launched at this port some three weeks ago, We do not know for what trade she is intended, but from her perfection of build and ease of motion, she is capable of being employed in any. She is clipper-built, constructed on the moet grace- ful lines, AND will disappoint us much if she disap- point the sanguine expectations of her builders.
FROM THE MINING JOURNAL, Feb. 4th. BOLWEN.—A discovery of some importance is ported at this mine, worked by the Clara United Company. In driving an adit by the side of one lode to come under and unwater an old shaft, a course of ore was cut into on Jan. 25, which was telegraphed from Aberystwith to London in these words :—"One of the Clara men has just called to say they have cut into good ore at Dolwen, which produces, according to his expressions, lumps of lead as large as a man can lift." This mine is working on the celebrated Frongoch lode of Lisburne Mines, and a discovery of this character at such a point may lead to most im- portant results. At the Bronfloyd United Mines quarterly meeting, on Monday, (Mr. T. Miers in the chair), the accounts showed—Balance Sept. 30, 799Z. 4s. 9d. ore sales (117 tons), 1724Z. 14s. 3d.=2523/. 19s.—By working cost, three months, 10581. 19s..5d.: leaving cash bal- ance of 1464/. 19s. 7., from which a dividend was declared of 7501. (15s. per share, the shares having been consolidated into one thousand, and the remain- ing balance of 714Z. 19s. 7. carried to next account. A highly satisfactory report was read from the agent (Capt. Thomas Kemp), which stated "that the quan- tity of ground broken during the quarter in the D2 —from driving, rising, and stoplllg-was 40 cubic fathoms, which returned 110 tons or lead ore, equal to 2i tons per cubic fathom." "IF you go on that way, sir," said a prisoner in the dock to his counsel, who was defending him with force and fury. and abusing judge and jury in good set terms-" if you go that way, they will hang me I know they will. Never mind, my boy," replied the counsal, an Irish gentleman, carried away by his own eloquence—" never mind, my boy; let them hang,you. and I'll make them repent it."
LATEST TELEGRAMS. Paris, Feb. 16th, The treaty of commerce between France and Sweden was signed yestesday. THE TRALEE ELECTION. Dublin, Thursday Night. The O'Donoghue has been returned forTra- lee by a majority of 34, the numbers at the close of the poll being—The O'Donoghue, 114 Mr. M'Kenna, 80. Great excitement, but no ripting.
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