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CARDIFF POLICE PQURT.--MONI?A?.
CARDIFF POLICE PQURT.MONI?A?. [Held before the Rev. Geo. Thomas.] Herbert Rees, schoolmaster of the Cardiff Union, charged Henry Lewis, Frederick Lettiv, and Thomas Lewis, with having on Tuesday the &lh of July, bur- glariously entered the Cardiff Union Workhouse and steal- ing therefrom, the property of the said Herbert Rees, one large box containing one pilot cloth coat, two waistcoats, two shirts, one pair of stockings, one plated dessert knife and fork, two gold rings, one silver watch, two gold seals, one inscribed Anne the other Cecil, one silver pencil case, a silver pen-holder, a stamp receipt for £ 5, and other papers, &c. Wilil&'rp Haldeii sworn: I am landlord of the 'Castif and Mill' public house in' Bristol, On Tuesday evening last the prisoners came to my house at about nihe p'clock and Thomas Lewis asked me for a bed. I told him he could have one. He then said there are two more of us, we have just come from Wales by the packet. The other two then came in and all three went to bed. On the Wednesday morning when they came down stairs Thos. Lewis gave me one shilling for the bed. He also gave rpe a bundle and said—" take vare of it," They then went out a'td were in and out all day. He said lie had a mother who kept a school in Cardiff—that they had plenty of money and tint when they had spent it all they would go home some time after. A strange man came in and they all went cut, saying something about a cheque, and while they were ahsent, a policeman came in and found this bundle. It was opened in my presence, and in it I saw a shirt and waistcoat, which he (the P.C.) marked and took it away with him. [fhe pro- perty referred to was produced and identified by the pro- secutor.] George Edwards sworn I am a tailor at Bristol. At half-past seven on Friday morning, Henry Lewis came and offered me a pilot cloth coat for sale. He asked 15s. for it. He said it was his brother's. I suspected he did not come honestly by it. I took off his cap and looked at his hair (which had a very close crop), and told him I thonght he had not come honestly by it. I detained him and the coat and sent my boy for a policeman and gave him in charge. James Perrit: I am a jeweller, in Small-street, Bristol. On Wednesday, Thomas Lewis, the prisoner, came to my shop in the evening, and offered me one silver tea spoon and one dessert spoon, the one was marked J. C. M. and the other S. XL I asked him where he had them from. He said his nrother was dead an l he wanted money. I melted them the next day. Rev. Geo. Thomas: Do you always melt silver so soon after you receive it Witness: It just depends on whether we want it or not, we never offer such things for sale. Frederick Lazarus lives with Moses Blenkenzi, who keeps a jeweller's shop in Bristol. Henry Lewis came and offered six tea spoons for sale. Mr. B. asked him how he came by them. He said his father was dead and his mother had sent him to Bristol to sell them. Shortly after he left, the prisoner Frederick came to the shop and offered a silver watch for sale. He gave it into my hand. I took it and shewed it to Mr. Blenkenzi, who said he would not buy it. Prisoner said, it was not to you I offered it, it was to another man." John Stokes lives with a Mr. Cummins, pawnbroker, Bristol. Frederick Lewis, the prisoner came on Wednes- day and offered a silver watch to be pledged. He had five shillings on it. He said he wanted the money to take him back to Newport. I gave him the money and made the entry in my book. I marked the watch, it was pledged in the name of Henry Thomas, Newport." I now pro- duce the watch. (Prosecutor identified it.) Samuel Causwell Newton, is a sergeant of Police, Bristol, stated that Geo. Edwards sent to the station house about eight o'clock on the morning of Thursday, that he took the bundle, &c.—that on Friday he saw Henry Lewis with a pilot cloth coat on. He thought it did not fit him and took him up. He took the coat off and found in the pockets the dessert knife and fork, the two seals, and also on making a further search, he found the shirt now pro- duced, all of which the prosecutor identified. The prisoners were remanded for further examination and the prosecutor and witnesses were respectively bound over to prosecute and appear when required, in the sum ofjE50each.
NEWBRIDGE MARKET, JULY 16.—Wheat, 6s. 6d.; barley, 4s. 6d,; oats, 3s. to 3". mutton, Gd. to 6jd. per lb. veal, 5d. to 6d. lamb, Cd. to 7d. pork, 5d. to 6d fresh butter, Is. ducks per couple, 4s. TREFoREsT.-On Saturday last the neighbourhood of Treforest, Newbridge, &e., presented a scene of consi- derable excitement and gaiety, being the occasion of the anniversary of the Gallt Vardre Lodge" of Druids, the Britain's Glory Lodge" of Odd Fellows, and the True Ivorite Society" of Ivorites. The affair had been anti- cipated with feelings of the deepest interest by all classes; and in order that the workmen employed in the extensive works of F. Crawshay, Esq who were members of either of the above societies, might have an opportunity of attending uninterruptedly the proceedings of the day, that gentleman, with his accustomed kindness and urba- nity towards those employed by him, issued directions for the business of his great establishments to be entirely suspended, in order that ALL might join in the festivities which were to take place. The morning was beautifully fine and at an early hour crowds were seen entering the place from all parts, with the view of joining the proces- sion. At half-past ten o'clock in the forenoon, the soci- ety of True Ivorites proceeded from Newbridge to the Bush Inn, Treforest, where they were joined by the Odd Fellows' Society, headed by their excellent brass band, and proceeded then to the Castle Inn in order to allow the Druids to join the procession. Shortly after- wards, the whole procession was complete and presented a most interesting -a most gratifying and exhilarating spectacle. Mr. Crawshay's brass band took the lead; then came the noble Druids in their full and most im- posing costumes, with banners bearing devices, the various emblems, &c., of their ancient order in the most splendid style, together with their richly finished regalia, entirely new, and procured at a considerable outlay from Bolton. The appearance of this band of brothers who cherish and keep alive remembrances of customs of ancient days was eminently calculated to produce the most in. tensely pleasing reflections,—to remind one of old times, -of the tales of Hen Gytnttt,—of everything that to Welshmen is dear and worthy of respect. All who viewed them seemed to gaze in silent admiration. Next came the Independent Odd Fellows-a body uni- versally esteemed and held in unbounded respect—feel- ings which their course of proceedings eminently deserve. They appeared a highly respectable body of men and their approach was hailed with satisfaction by the spec- tators. The lvorites closed the procession. Of this body we may safely state that the object they have in view is strictly a praiseworthy one, and that their ranks comprise some of the most excellent men of the present age. The procession passed on to the mansion of F. Crawshay, Esq., on its way to the church. Mr. Crawshay, attired in the full costume of an Arch Druid, was, with his truly amiable lady and family standing on the steps in front of his house. The procession passed to and fro in order to afford the family an opportunity of seeing it fully. At that moment the scene was a grand one—an unusual one. The two excellent bands played the national anthem- the banners were exhibited to the best advantage, as were also the various emblems, regalia, &c., the members in their dresses—the crowd of spectators-all contributed to render the moment one of indescribable magnificence and of intense pleasure. The procession then proceeded to church, where a most admirable and appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Williams, and listened to with marked attention. After Divine service the proces- sion formed as before and proceeded to the town of Newbridge, the bauds playing most lively airs, which re- sounded far and near, causing those who viewed and heard the whole from a distance to imagine that "they lived in days of ancient time", and that some great feudal event was being celebrated. At Newbridge, the lvorites entered their lodge-room and found prepared for them by their worthy host, an entertainment of the best description. They spent the remainder of the day in their room in a manner truly rational and entertaining. The Odd Fellows and Druids proceeded along the tram- road tolreforest, where they arrived at their respective lodge-rooms and partook of the sumptuous feasts provided by the respective hosts, Messrs. Cooper and Fletcher, who vied with each other in contributing to the comforts and luxu'ies of their respective entertainments. The chair was ably filled at the Castle Inn by Charles Price, Esq., cashier of the works at Treforest. After the usual loyal toasts were drank, the health of F. Crawshay, Esq., was proposed by the worthy chairman and drank with the most enthusiastic a pplatise- nine times nine and one cheer more." 'he health of the Rev. Mr. Williams was also drank with great cheering. The rev. gentleman responded to the toast in a neat and appropriate speech. Dr, Price, the Chairman, and several others were drank and responded to in the course of the evening. The utmost good feeling pervaded the assembly at the Bush Tavern the chair was very ably filled by the presiding officer, and the same loyalty was manifested here as at the Castle. But, before we close this our imperfect ac- count of these anniversaries, we must state for the infor- mation of our readers, that F. Crawshay, Esq., presented the members of the society of which he is a member (the Druids) with a barrel of beer, in which to drink his and his lady's good health. In the evening dancing commenced at both lodges, where all the beauty of Treforest and the surrounding neighbourhood seemed to enjoy themselves to a degree never to beforgotten. And thus terminated one 01 tne most happy and social days that ever was spent in Treforest.—On Monday night, the Drpids walked in procession tp the Maen Chwyf, or Rocking Stone, in full costume, accompanied with torches and variegated lamps, where sundry Druidical rites were performed, and the members returned in the same order. The novelty and appearance of the brotherhood contrasted with the darkness of night, rendered the scene one of peculiar solemnity and grandeur.
MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.
MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. GItEAT MUSICAL TREAT.BnAu,H['S CONCERT, on Friday evening, the 11th inst., at the Assembly Rooms, Bush Inn, was attended by the elitd, not only of this town and neighbourhood, but also by the most respectable families from Tredegar Iron Works/Rbymney, Newbridge, Aberdare, Hirwain, and the surrounding districts. The magnificent room, which is capable of accommodating between four and five hundred persons was full, and the extraordinary powers of Mr. Braham and his Sons gave universal satisfaction to the numerous and respectable audience. On the cold shores of the stranger," by Mr. C. Braham; the sea fight,—"Stand to your guns," by Mr. Braham the duet, The Brothers," Mr. C. Braham, and Mr. H. Braham; and the glee,- "The wind whistles cold," Mr. Braham, Mr. C. Braham, and Mr. H. Braham; "The watchman," Mr. Braham: and The bay of biscay," Mr. B'-aham, were most rapturously encored scena,—" Willfain Tell," Mr. bra. ham, was such a rich treat of vocal m'nsic that a Merthyr audience never before heard. "r e observed in the room several of our fiist-rate resident singers, and they seemed to be well pleased with the splendid enter- tainment thus afFordod them; spoke very highly of the tinging, and were even astonished that a man of 72, (Mr. Braham), had his musical powers so unimpaired. On Saturday, Mr. Braham and his sons left for Swansea, as highly pleased with their reception at Merthyr, as their audience were with them. MERTIIYR TVDVIL. — At the meeting of the British Association, at Cambridge, a paper was read by Mr. G. S. Kenrick, on the Statistics of Merthyr, from which we extract the following interesting particulars :-The mass of the population of Merthyr has been called ijito life and brought into this wild dlstnct by the establish- ment of large iron works belonging to Messrs. Crawshay, Guest, Hiil, and Thompson. The greater part of the people are supported by their daily labour at these works aii.1 the remainder of the population consists of persons who supply them with food, clothing, furniture, beer, physic, law, and divinity. There are very few persons who reside in the black-looking village of Merthyr who ire not either directly or indirectly interested in the iron works, in one of the modes mentioned above. An anal- ysis of the population of Merthyr during the spring of 1841 (exclusive of Coedyrymmer, hamlet of Vaynor, Taff, and Cymon, and Forrest-hill) :-Total population, 32,908 houses, HI4;3, 5, persons to a house 'neartv sleeping- rooms, 10,83-), 3 persons to a room lodgers, 6140, 1 for each house; English people, 4181, 13 per cent, of the population Welsh people, 27,802, 81 per cent, of the :)opu!atio!i Irish people, 985, 3 per cent. of the popula- tion persons who cannot speak English intelligibly, 10,917; Children who go to day schools by report of their teachers, 1313, less than a fifth of those who ought to go pupils attending nineteen Sunday-schools at dissenting chapels, 4581 ditto at church Sunday-schools, 350 can read, 11,774 can write, 5709 persons among the labouring classes who have other bocks besides reli- gious books, 445 do not go to aav place of worship, 11,759 workmen occasionally intoxicated, 2587, or, a thirteenth of the population churches, 2, and chapels, 26, will contain 15,182 persons. It is surprising that a large village so near the boundary of an English county as Merthyr is, and having such frequent communication with it, should have so small a number of Saxons, as the English are called, among the population—only about 4000 out of a population of 33,000 and there are 11,000, or one-third, who cannot speak English intelligibly, and would not understand an English sermon. The consequence is, that the service at the chapels is generally conducted in Welsh. In the neighbourhood of the Dowlais, Pen- ydarran and Cyfarthfa iron works there is a great deal of distress among the people; the streets in which they live are filthy and untidy; their houses are ill-furnished they have scarcely clothes or food for their children: yet it is to be remembered that the persons employed in the iron works have been receirinj t for seven years 2!h. a week on an average, with regular work. But under these favourable circumstances, in a parish containing 33,000, most of them workmen, only 91 workmen have built or bought houses of their own and very few indeed have put money in the savings' bank. Though they receive their money every week, and have a good market at which to make their purchases, yet the majority of the workmen are poor-many of them are deeply in debt to the shopkeepers. They cannot afford to send their children to school, but instead of that they take them to work at too early an age, to the injury of their health. A large proportion of these sufferers, who are in the de- cline of life, if they had been prudent, would now have been independent of the frowns of the world, an,d might have retired from work on a handsome competency. All the comforts that they might have enjoyed they have sa- crificed for the sake of intoxication by means of a nauseous kind of beer which would not be considered drinkable in other parts of the kingdom. HiRWAiN.—An inquest was held here lately on view of the body of George Jones, miner, aged 23, who was killed by a fall of mine and rubbish from the top of the level where he was working. Verdict, Accidental Death. MOST DARING BURGLARY.—Between the hours of one and three o'clock on Saturday morning the house of Edmund Rees, puddler, at Cae-pant-tywyll, was entered by some burglar, and the sum of forty sovereigns—the hard earnings of a sober, industrious, and economical man—were taken away. It appears that Edmund Rees was at his work, and that no one was in the house except his mother, aged 82 years, who was sleeping in a room down stairs. The ruffian effected an entrance through the kitchen window, after making not less than seventeen attempts to lift the same. The sovereigns were kept in a box upstairs. It seems that the old woman saw a man in the house, but was too much afraid even to call for assistance, although there were many houses in the im- mediate vicinity. Hitherto no clue has been had of the burglar, but it is confidently supposed that he will be found shortly. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at Aberdare on Mon- day, before W. Davies, Esq., coroner, on Tiew of the body of Rees Polly, the illegitimate child of Morgan Polly, who was found dead in bed that morning. LLANTRISSENT.—A correspondent at this place has sent us the following copy of a petition forwarded to the House of Lords, and which, he states, was influentially and very numerously signed. We have much pleasure in complying with our esteemed correspondent's request by "giving it a place in our columns." It is as follows;- To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Tem- poral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled. The humble Petition of the undersigned gentry, farmers, and inhabitants of the city of Laudaff, and of the borough of Lantrissent, in the county of Glamorgan, and their respective neighbourhoods; SHEWETH,—That a bill is-now before your Right Ho- nourable House for making a railway from Pembroke Dock and Fishguard to Chepstow, with a branch to Monmouth, to be called the" Soulh Wales Railway." That the said railway, if made, will greatly improve the present means of communication and intercourse between the city of Landaff, the borough of Lantrissent, and various other places on the line of the said railway, and will also greatly facilitate the means of intercourse with more distant places, and will thus be of the most important service to your peti- tioners, who have long suffered from the want of some improved means of tiansit. That the said proposed railway, if made, will also leave only a comparatively short space to be filled up, HI order to complete an uninterrupted communication by railwav between South Wales and London, which would lead to a considerable deveiopement of the resources of that important district, and would greatly enhance the prosperity of your petitioners, and of tr.e whole of 8011th Wales. "That your petitioners are, therefore, deeply interested in the success of the said bill, now before your lordships, from the passing whereof they anticipate such important benefits; and they sincerely hope that the formation of the great extent of railway, for the making of which powers are proposed to be taken by such bill, and for which your petitioners under- stand that the necessary capital is subscribed, may not be delayed by the rejection or postponement of the said bill to a future session, Your petiiioners, therefore, humbly pray your lordships that the said South Wales Railway Bill may pass into a law during the present session of Parliament.
COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA,
COWBRIDGEPETTY SESSIONS.—Held at the Town Hall, Cowbridge, on Tuesday, the 15th inst.—[Before R. C. Nicholl Carne, Richard Bassett, Robert Boteler, Esqrs., and Arthur Dene, clerk.]— John Phelps, and Thomas Thomas, both of Llanblethian, were charged by William Jones of the same place with drunkenness. Fined five shillings each and costs. Neither of the defendants appeared, but as they had been duly summoned the case was heard in their absence.—Edward Llewellyn, of Llanblethian, was also charged by William Jones, with having assaulted him in the execution of his duty. Fined 40s. and costs, and allowed a week to pay. PORTH CAWL.—On Sunday last, one of the crew of the Victoria, of Cork, fell off the mast head and was dan- gerously hurt by the fall. We are happy to have to state he is now able to walk about the place a little. GAZETTE, TUESDAY, JULY 15-The Lord Chancellor has appointed David Randall, of Neath, in the county of Glamorgan, gentleman, to be a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery. The coat and waistcoat which Nelson wore when he fell at Trafalgar, have been discovered in the possession of the widow of a late alderman of London, and pur- chased by Prince Albert for £ 150. They are to be pre- sented to Greenwich Hospital. [The small clothes and stockings worn by Nelson at Trafalgar, and which were taken from his person after his death, are now in the pos- session of Major Rotely, of May Hill, Swansea, who on the day of this great naval engagement served as second Lieutenant of Marines on board the Victory.' We have upon several occasions seen them in the gallant Major's possession.—ED. C. & M. G.] Last week there were at Swansea six ministers, fol- lowers of the Rev. Mr. Prince; whose object seemed to be earnestly to exhort and persuade the inhabitants to prepare for the second coming of the Lord; which awful event is, by their doctrine, continually expected when in the midst of all, three of those ministers got married on Wednesday morning week to three ladies who were on a visit at the place THREE SISTERS MARRIED TO THREE CLERGYMEN AT ONCE,—On the 9th instant, at St. Mary's Church, Swansea, by the Rev. David Griffiths, officiating minister, the Rev. George Robinson Thomas, of Charlinch, Somer- setshire, to Miss Agnes Nottidge, of Brighton; also, at the same time and place, by the Rev. D. Griffiths, the Rev. Lewis Price, of Preston, Dorsetshire, to Miss Harriet Nottidge, of Brighton; also at the same time and place, by the Rev. D. Griffith, the Rev. William Cobbe, of Bridgewater, to Miss Clara Nottidge, of Brighton. The brides, who are three sisters, wore very strange and peculiar dresses for such an occasion. Each had on a white hat and black veil; they are followers of a certain fanatic, who pretends to have received some wonderful testimony from the Almighty, and predicts that the end of the wortd is at hand. He is now in Swansea. SWANSEA.—On Saturday night, 5th instant, as Mrs. Bowen, aged 82 (living with her daughter, the wife of Mr. Bond, a carpenter in Greenfield-row), was attempt- ing over a lighted candle to reach something she had in view, her shawl caught fire, so that before it coitld be ex- tinguished, she was dreadfully burnt. She lingered until Sunday last, then died. MOST DARING HIGHWAY ROBBERY AND ATTEMPT TO COMMIT MURDER. —On Tuesday last, at about eleven o'clock in the forenoon, an old man, above 8Q years of age, named David Davies, generally known 4Y the name of Dai Llankedy," for many years the messenger of Mr; Benson's works, near Swansea, while going from the Glamorgan Bank with money to the works, was stopped on the public high-road, about a mile and a half from Swansea, and robbed of JE170. The money having been taken from him, he was then violently crammed into a culvert on the road side, where he must have remained above an hour. A woman going by was attracted to the spot by the old mail's groans she procured immediate assistance, and got him out, when lie appeared stupified and almost suffocated; the alasm was given, suspi- cious characters were traced to Llanelly; and the same night certain of them were taken in bed at their lodgings about midnight. On Wednesday morning, three men and two women were brought in custody to the Swansea station-house, by Mr. Rees, the inspector, and P.C. Thomas Jones, one pf the most active police- officers of the town. The prisoners were examined on Thursday morning. We will endeavour to give a sum- mary of the examination in our next. It is supposed that the parties in custody are only part of a gang of depreda- tors who now infest the neighbourhood of Swansea, as no money was found on those taken. It is to be hoped, that every member of the gang will be ferretted out. The police are sharply on the alert. SWANSEA SAVINGS BANK.—Saturday, Julv 1 2th. — Deposits received, £ 3i)6 Us. Od.; paid, £ 43 17s. 7(1. notices to willidi-aw, Elol 18s. 0J. Manager, :\Ir. J. \V. Clark. THE LATE FATAL ACCIDENT AT WORTHING.—The mother of the unfortunate young lady, Miss Eden (not Eaton, as previollsl y reported), who was drowned off Worthing, Oil Friday last, w is on the beach, and witnessed the accident; and it is a remarkable fact that she also witnessed the death of her first husband, Mr. Baring, who, we understand, was drowned off Dartmouth Pier, by the upsetting of a boat. Mr. Eden, who is a brother of Lady Brougham, had gone to town the day before the accident happened. The melancholy event has cast quite a gloom ovr the town. The inquest was to be held on Monday. [This voting lady was, we believe, a niece of the late Mr. Eden, of Bryn, ne ir Swansea.J ON or about the 3rd instant, the licleql *n, schooner, of Falmouth, laden with copper, when putting in to the Mumbles, run into the Cornish Lass, which was at anchor, and thereby sustained such injuries as to go down. She still remains under water. About the same time one of the Brixham hollers was lost on the cherrystone, near the Mumbles. Crew saved. COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, JULY 16th, IH45. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchasers. Price. £ e. d. C'lhre 133 VivianandSons 10 3 0 114 Ditto 10 0 0 to 105 Ditto 9 15 0 Ditto 98 Ditto 9 12 0 Ditto gO Ditto 9 15 0 Ditto 45 Ditto 1(1 13 0 Ditto .(M English Copper Company, and Sims, Willyatns, Ne- ville, Druce, and Co. 9 q (i Ditto 103 Pascoe.GrenfeU.&Sons.. 9 11 6 Ditto 90 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Druce & Co.; & William" Foster, and Co. •• 9 9 6 Ditto 83 Sims Willyams, Neville, Druce.&Co. 9 9 6 Ditto 72 Williams, Foster, & Co. 9 12 0 Ditto 67 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Drnce, & Co. 9 9 6 Ditto 119 Ditto 9 10 6 Ditto 108 Williams, Foster, & Co. 10 1 6 Ditto 107 Di'to 10 0 6 D tto 100 Vivian and Sons 9 19 0 Ditto 08 Diito 9 18 0 Ditto 116 Williams, Foster, & Co.10 3 0 Dirro 109 Ditto 9 16 6 Ditto 89 Ditto 9 16 (j Ditto 69 Ditto 10 2 6 Cuba S2 Ditto 16 10 6 Ditto 80 Vivian and SOM 15 17 0 Ditto 78 Do.&Williams, Foster & Co. 15 10 0 Ditto 76 Vivian and Sons 15 9 0 Ditto 65 William#, Foster, & Co. 16 10 0 Ditto 60 Do and Vivian & Sons 15 13 0 Ditto 121 English Copper Company. 8 12 6 Ditto .10.5 Vivian and Sons 9 2 0 Ditto 100 Do., and Pascoe, Grenfell, and Sons ,920 Ditto 9.5 Vivian and Son. 9 2 0 Santiago 95 Williams, Foster, & Co. 19 16 0 Ditto 86 Ditto 19 1 0 Ditto 79 Ditto 19 15 6 Ditto 76 English Copper Company.. 18 17 6 Ditto 64 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Druce, & Co; 18 18 6 Ditto 57 English Copper Company.. 18 17 6 Ditto 45 Ditto 18 17 6 Ditto 2 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons. 49 0 0 Heerhaven 131 Vivian and Sons 8 5 0 Ditto 98 Ditto 8 5 0 Ditto 95 Ditto 8 7 0 Ditto 76 English Copper Company. 8 3 0 Victoria 97 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons, & Williams, Foster,& Co. 6 3 6 Ditto 106 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons 6 6 0 Ditto 40 Ditto 6 15 6 Ditto 2 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Druce, & Co. 15 8 0 San Jose inCobre 80 Ditto 15 8 6 Ditto 79 Ditto 15 10 0 Ditto 44 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons.. 9 13 0 Ditto 39 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Druce, & Co. 15 10 0 Chili 106 English Copper Company. 25 2 6 Ditto 88 Freeman & Co. 28 7 6 Knockmabon. 89 Pascoeg Grenfell, & Sons.. 815 Ditto 76 Wi))iams,Foster,&Co. 5 11 6 Ballvnr.urtagh 90 Pascoe, Grenfell,& Sons .• 5 6 6 Ditto 47 Williams, Foster,& Co. 2 14 0 Ditto 16 Do. & Pascoe, Grenfell & Ss. 5 6 6 Parys Mine 60 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons 5 4 6 Ditto 53 Ditto 5 I 0 I-landidno 101 Williams, Foster, & Co. 6 15 0 Tigrony 34 Ditto 5 4 0 Ditto 24 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons.. 3 10 6 Cronebane 16 Ditto 3 10 6 Connorree 15 Vivian & Sons 2 13 6 Ditto 13 Pascoe, Grenfell, & Sons. 24 0 0 Cwm Sebon 14 Sims, Willyams, Neville, Druce, & Co. 8 16 6 Llanidloes 7 Williams, Foster, & Co. 18 5 6
MONMOUTHSHIRE. NEWPoRT.-On Wednesday last, the Brethren of the several Lodges of Odd Fellows, in Newport, celebrated their anniversary. They walked in procession to Saint Woollos Church, where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. E. Hawkins; and the Brethren afterwards returned to their respective Lodge-rooms, and dined together. IT is currently reported, and we believe with truth, that the Monmouth, Abergavenny, and Hereford Railway Company have become the purchasers of all the shares in the Monmouthshire Canal Company, and that nothing, but the sanction of Parliament is required to complete the bargain. HAY-MAKING, near Newport, is now nearly completed. A great quantity of hay was carried in the early part of this week. Lieut.-Col. Tynte, P.G.M. of Monmouthshire, has accepted an invitation to dine with the Silurian Lodge of Freemasons at the Westgate Hotel, Newport, on Monday, the 28th inst. We will give a report of the proceedings, which are expected to come off with much eclut. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.—J. Davies, W. Davies, Senr., T. Stephens, G. Waters, Junr., J. Mon is, J. Baker, J. Russell, J. J. Nicholas, J. Nattriss, H. C. Quinton, J. Gardiner, J. C. and T. W. Smith, J. Tayler, R. Phillpotts and W. Davies, Junr., Chepstow, Mon- mouthshire, wine merchants; as far as regards J. Gardi- ner, J. Bakerand J. Morris. NEWPORT TOWN-HALL Thursday, July 10th, 1845. -Before the Mayor and J. S. Allfrey, Esq.— William Curran was charged with assaulting Patrick Carroll, who said I met the prisoner on Monday, the 7th instant. He asked me to give him a share of a quart of beer: I said I would, and with that we went to Mr. Spritt's, and had a quart of beer. We came from there to the Cherry Tree, and had another quart. I had occasion to go out, and the prisoner followed me. There was a rabbit be- longing to the house in the garden, and the prisoner said he would have it. I said he should not touch it. I then went into the house, and the prisoner came in after me -struck me in the stomach, and dragged me out of the house. It was between four and five o'clock when this happened." Fined 40s. and costs, or in default of pay- ment to suffer two months' imprisonment.- Thomas Thomas was charged with having been drunk and disor- derly. Fined 10s. and costs.Monday, July 14th.— (Before the Mayor.)—John Watts, Edtcard Batten, and Samuel Allen, were charged with having been disorderly in the public streets. Watts was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, or one month's imprisonment; Batten, 2s. 6d. and costs or 14 days' imprisonment. Allen was diecharged.- William Davies was charged with throwing ballast into the river. Mr. Hugh Griffiths stated I am harbour- master. On Wednesday, the 2nd inst., I went to Beau- fort wharf, in consequence of some private information I had received that about two tons of rubbish was to be thrown into the river. I went about dusk; and as I was standing on Cinder-hill wharf, I saw the prisoner, with a shovel, throwing the ballast into the river. I walked up to the prisoner, and told him to de&ist immediately. I asked him who told him to do it: he said it was Mr. Shorthouse, the agent. I immediately sent for Mr. S., and asked him if it was possible that he had allowed his men to do so, as the boy told me he had. I then asked the boy, before Mr. Shorthouse, if he had told him; but he said it was not Mr. S. told him to throw the rubbish into the river." Fined 5s. and costs, or one month's impri- son men t. Thomas Burke was charged with a similar offence. Mr. HughGriffiths I am harbour-master. On the 4th day of July, I again visited the Beaufort wharf, about four o'clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of seeing what was become of the remaining stuff that was on the stage. It was all gone to within a hundred weight. I asked what had become of the stuff. I saw Burke and another man, with two brooms, sweeping a quantity into the river. I went to the Ship, and enquired the name of the other young man, but I received the wrong name." Fined 58. and costs, or one month's imprisonment. BRISTOL AND SOUTH WALES JUNCTION RAILWAY.— (EXTENSION LINE TO MONMOUTH).—-The manner in which the Parliamentary proceedings under the South Wales Railway Bill have been lately reported is calcu- lated to create an erroneous impression of that Company's plans, It is stated they have obtained a preamble for a Bill to make a railway to Chepstow, with a branch to Monmouth," instead of which it should have been with a branch from Newport to Monmouth," that being the branch which the South Wales Company take power to construct. The line from Bristol to the South Wales line near the passage, and the extension from thence to Monmouth, are both left to the Bristol and South Wales Junction Railway Companies and the branch which the South Wales Company make from Newport to Mon- mouth will be upwards of twelve miles distant, in quite a different direction. MONMOUTH.—Two children, of the respective ages of seven and three years, a boy and girl named Dobbs, wandered, it is supposed, for the purpose of picking wild strawberries, from their parent's house near the Buckholt, all Thursday, about half-past twelve o'clock, and were not heard of until yesterday (Friday), when nearly 100 persons were scouring the woods in all directions in search of the missing children, and were successful at a late hour in the afternoon, having found them in the Buckholt wood nearly famished. The state of mind of the mother during the absence of the children was of the most poignant description.—Monmouth Beacon. BLAENAVON.—CAPTURE OF HOUSEBREAKER-S.-In the course of last week our active policeman received infor- mation of the near vicinage of a couple of ipenw^ohad broken into a house near Bath. Ascertaining their [ localitv, and taking precautionary measures, he proceeded immediately and succeeded in capturing one, named J. Seige, who yielded without the least show of resistance. The other, George Bridges, being a most desperate character, required a still greater degree of caution. He, therefore, after securing Seige, disguised himself as a person seeking work, and taking a circuitous route came full upon his man, who no sooipr perceived him than he recognised his office and errand. He was, safely conveyed to his destination but, as a proof of the cietermined tone of his character, the following is an in- stance :-t:pon the left hand side of the road from fmice to Pontypool lies the canal. lIe had fallen into conver- sation while walking down with an itinerant quill vender, and upon arriving at a part where the canal was unpro- tected, asked him if he could swim, the quill vender answered "X o!" "D-- thee eyes', thee s'la'st try then" he exclaimed, and suitine; the action to the word sprang from the custody of the policeman, and, although handcuffed, pushed him in. The man, from the light nature of the quills, was kept afloat and drawn out. This brutal and unprovoked outrage has of course formed the ground for a second indictment.
llRECOISIlIRE. BRECON INFIRMARY July lr>, 184.% —————- IN. OUT. Patients remaining last Week 4 54 Admitted since 0 9 4 GS Cured and Relieved 2 10 Dead 0 0 Remaining ————- 3 52 Physieiall for the ensuing week, Dr. Lucas, Surgeon,&e. Mr. Batt. BRECOX.—PEKR PREACHING.—On Sunday w^ek, n0- tice was given in Glamorgan-street Chapel of the intention of the Right Honourable Lord Teynham to deliver a sermon at this chapel on Thursday. liumour soon bruited abroad the announcement, and the result was that the chapel, o-n Thursday night, was literally crammed by inhabitants of the town. The novelty of the here unheard-of occurrence was, doubtless, the cause of so great an assemblage that a "peer of the realm," a man so highly elevated above the commonly received notions of equality, should descend from his high station, and address as brethren the poor, the lame, and the blind, giving to their ears, and, we hope, also their hearts, glad tidings of great joy," was "an idea so far removed from the popular mind as to cause vast amazement; hence the paramount interest taken in his lordship's proceedings. The attention of the auditory was dircctc ) to the 5t' chap, Romans, 1st verse, "ThcrefJre being justified b, faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesu; Christ." His lordship commented beautifully upon th" passage, and was universally ad mired for the perspicuity and correctness of his style. At the Plough Chapel, on Friday, Lord Teynham delivered another lecture to a large audience. ROCK HARMONICON.—Mr. Allwood and his interesting family exhibited at Brecon on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday last. We are sorry to observe that Mr. Allwood's genius was but poorly reivarded-tliiii, very thin attendances doing honour to his exertions, Welsh- men were wont to be considered hospitable and generous how comes it then that the inventor of an instrument resembling so much in tone the old bardic emblem of Wales should be treated with such neglect ?
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian• Sir.-I have recently seen announced in the columns of your ver) excellent and widely-circulated Journal, in the shape of two advertisements, one emanating from the Odd Fellows of this town, and the other from the mem- bers of the Mechanics' Institute (the latter of which I observed, under the head of notices to correspondents," was postponed) of an Excursion to Weston-super-Mare to witness the Weston Regatta." Now, we are all perfectly aware that the above Regatta, although so far distant from home, proved particularly attractive to the inhabitants of Cardiff, from the fact, that nearly 300 persons em.. barked from the Bute Docks, in order to enjoy so truly attractive and animating a sight as a Regatta. — My object in addressing you on the subject of Regattas is, for the purpose of asking, through the medium of the Guardian (which I am glad to perceive has been so much increased in size, as to place its contemporaries of the "broad sheet" in the principality on rather a smaller scale' than yourself) the inhabitants generally of Cardiff, but more particularly the nautical and sporting men of the place, whether it is not possible to get up a Regatta at Penarth* I do think myself, that if the matter were taken up by a few influential parties, it might be very easily accom- plished and without any very considerable exertion. I would suggest, in the first place, in order to make a be- ginning, that subscription books be immediately opened in various places in the town, (which might be hereafter announced) for the purpose of raising funds when I doubt not the undertaking will receive very general and ready support. I recollect, at no very distant period, some very excellent boat racing, rowing-matches, &c., together with rustic sports on shore, of the most amusing description and I am somewhat surprised that this very rational amusement has not been agitated long ago, when we take into consideration the facilities that now present themselves for the transportation of parties to the scene of amusement, since the completion of the Bute Docks; for before, persons were placed to great inconvenience in getting over, there being only one spot—the Sea Lock — from which parties could possibly take their departure by water—and only then at certain periods—which induced many to "take to the road;" but that inconvenience, now that the Bute Docks, as I before stated, have been completed, has been entirely removed as boats with passengers are now leaving the Bute Docks for Penarth, at almost every hour of the day. Trusting that these few observations may catch the eye of those interested in such amusements, I remain, Mi. Editor, Yours trulv, NEPTUNE. Cardiff, July 17th, 1845. ♦ To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. WHEN, Mr. Editor, when will steps be taken to lessen the number of teasing (unmuzzled) curs that infect our streets 1 AN INHABITANT. Cardiff, July 17, 1845. [We really have not the most distant idea.— ED. C. & M. G.]
BIRTHS. July 1, the wife of Mr. Henry Grant, jeweller and silver-smith, Angel-stieet, in this town, of a son. July 9, Mrs. E. Quelch, Church-street, in this town, of a daughter. July 9, the wife of Mr. John Richards, bell-hanger, &c., St. Maiy-street, in this town, of a son, still-born. July 9, the wife of Mr. Jotham, draper, &c., St. Mary- street, in this town, of a son. MARRIAGES. July 17, at Saint John's Church, Cardiff, by the Rev. W. Leigh Morgan, Incumbent of Saint Mary's, Captain James Shearer, of Caithness, Scotland, to Caroline, eldest daughter of James Mallett, Esq., Cambridge, and nieca to Mrs. Mallett, of the Cambrian Hotel, Cardiff. July 1, at All Saints' Church, Wootton Bassett, by the Rev. Mr. Ripley, Edward Hopkins, Esq., of Llandatf, in this county, to Mary, second daughter of Thomas Hawkins, Esq., <^r ie former place. July 12, at the Parish Church, Swansea, by the Rev. David Griffiths, officiating minister, Mr. Wm. Lewis, builder, Swansea, to Miss Elizabeth Boundy, of St. Agnes, Cornwall. July 14, at the same Church, by the Rev. Thomas Bowen, officiating minister, William Arthur, son of John Glasson, Esq., Madron, Cornwall, to Harrictte, fifth daughter of Mr. George Hernaman, Swansea. July 15, at Lansamlet Church, near Swansea, by the Rev. Morgan R. Morgan, Wm. Price, of Yniscedwyn, Esq., surgeon, to Mary, the eldest daughter of Elias Jenkins, of Tregol, Esq. July 14, at Ynysgau Chapel, Merthyr, by Mr. T. B. Evans, minister, Mr. Jenkiii Williams to Miss Catherine Evans, both of Merthyr. DEATHS. July 13, aged 4 years, the eldest daughter of Mr. John 11 Tombs, iron-founder, Newport. July 9, at the advanced age of 90 years, after a short illness, Mr. Evan Daniel, of Llansamlet, near Swansea. July 5, at Aberavon, Daniel Jenkins, aged 35 year. a stone-mason, nearly 15 years in the employ of C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P., at Margam Park. July 7, aged 7G, Mr. Howell Evans, of Waun-y-Mere, in the borough of Kenfig. He was an alderman, and the oldest burgess of that corporation. July 6, at Marcross, near Cowbridge, aged 21 years, John, &on of Mr. Thomas Thomas, of the Castle Farm, Marcross. July 5, aged 57, Ann, wife of John Evans, Esq., of Court Farm, near Lampeter, and sister to Jenkin Beynon, Esq., Llaethlin, near Aberavon Last week, at Hastings, Mrs. Inglis, many years in the service of Lady James Stuart, as housekeeper. July 13, aged 4 years, Rachel, and on the 11th, Eliza- beth, aged 18 months, children of Mr. David Thomas, mariner, Millicent-street, in this town, of measles. July 12, at Coedycymmer, near Merthyr, aged G7 years, Robert Jones, upwards of 40 years a puddler at. Cyfarthfa Works. He was a quiet and inoffen sivc man. July 16, at the Ship Inn, Bridgend, aged 2G, after a lingering illness, William, fourth son of Mr. Thomas Thomas, Tydraw, Lantrithed. July 10, at his residence in Sheffield, in the R,'jth year of his age, Mr. Jonathan Beet, of the firm of Jonathan Beet and Sons, merchants and manufacturers, of that. place. During a connexion of seventy years with the trading community of his town, he was characterised by uprightness of action and integrity of purpose. For ne^ily the same length of time he was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, about sixty years of which lie was one of the most active and influential oillcers of that society in his town and neighbourhood, as class- leader, steward, and trustee. July 6, Elizabeth, infant daughter of Mr. Waltsr Jones, flour merchant, Ship-street, Brecon. July ft, aged 53, Mrs. Susan Morgan, wifo of Mr. John Morgan, grocer, Lambeder-road, Crickh&well. July 9, in Glendwyr-street, Monmouth, Ellen, only daughter of the late Herbert Harris, Esq., solicitor, odf that town, aged 27.
Glamorganshire Summer Assizes.'.
'nines, scams of coal, fire clay, to the northward of the vein &nd all iron, iron stone, in or under the mine demised, The d frndant was, by the terms of the lease, fully empowered to work the mine, and was also required to work it to the best advantage for the landlord. After some remarks relative to injuries or inconveniences experienced by Sir Robert Price in consequence of the defend- ant's mode of proceeding, and which remarks were nearly lniudible, Sir Thomas Wilde said that in the lease there was a covenant on the put of the lessee to repair, amend, and prc- Sorve in a lit state the mine—that he should work coal, clay. '> in ;L proper and workmanlike manner in the usual and •>0<t manner—i;i the most productive manner; and that account "Hould be rendered as to the amount of coal, See., worked and wrought to the surface-that proper and sufficient pillars to sup- port the roof of the mine be left and maintained —and othl-r Covenants to the effect that in managing the colliery due care IIhollJll be observed to protect the interests of the landlord. It Was also sUpukited that the defendant should not work near to *n.v old or former workings, so as to avoid injuring the works by causing outbursts of water or otherwise. By another covenant it was stipulated that map" or drawings of the workings should e furnished to the landlord, for the purpose of enabling him to Perceive how and in what direction the works were progressing. I hll foregoing were the material facts of the lease. The noble plaintiff complained in the declaration—First, that lr. Malius, or those under him, independently of the question of rout, did not work and prosecute the colliery in a proper and a. workmanlike manner, so as to get the coal out of the respec- tive veins in the usm), and best, and most productive mode, ^cording to the terms of the lease; that, in fact, he (the defendant) had prosecuted the working of the colliery in a care- *'ss» negligent, and unskilful manner. Secondly it was complained, that in so working he did not cave sufficient pillars to support the roof from under which the '■•lal, &<•,) b;id been worked. Thirdly it was complained, that he did not secure the roof by ffoper timber, according to the express provisions of the lease. ^ext it was complained, that his working had been carried, n°t only near to, but actually into the old or former workings, that by means of his having (lone so, the present workings J^eame liable to be flooded, and that the water had been let "Uo a particular part; and in the general words of the covenant, that he had worked the mine negligently, injudiciously, and in aQ unworkmanlike manner. The poiats of complaint were, therefore, those which had been stated and first—That the defendant had worked so near *° 'he old or former workings as to have let in the water. He \sjr Thomas Wilde) had mentioned to the jury that various "uits had taken place between the parties —that Mr. Matins had Alined to work the mine in consequence, he alleged, of injuries Sustained by him by the made of proceeding adopted by Sir Robert Price. Shortly after the lease to work the iron, iron stone, &c., had been granted to Sir Robert Price, he (Mr. Malins) complained that he (Sir Robert) had improperly worked over j"s portion of the property, and which was included in his ed*P and that the injury sustained by the mine was the result of the working of Sir Robert Price, and not his (Mr. Malins's). consequence of his having withheld the rent, and of having rili,de the complaint just named, an investigation was instituted "y Sir Robert Price and the landlord, the result of which was "lat both were persuaded that no well-founded ground of com- print by Mr. Malins existed but that the whole mischief arose «rom the improper mode of working which had been pursued by those who acted for Mr. Malins. Maps of the workings »ere called for in the course of the investigation, the examina- *>oa of which fully confirmed the impression which they enter- tained— namely, that the mischief complained of was occasioned y 1\Ir. Malins himself. was now complained that Mr. Malins had worked unskil- and that large quantities of coal were left in the pit which °ught to have been got out, but which now could not be got out Without incurring great expense. The details would be stated u"y by witnesses; but he (Sir Thomas Wilde) had stated the —namely, that vast quantities of coal which ought to have J*611 worked and got out had been left to remain, and were now j 0,1—at least could not now be got out except by incurring Breat increased expense. As Mr, Malins was not inclined to *°rk the mine, it was not likely that that coal would be got Put, because his successor would not find it worth his while to *nour the expense of working it, neither would it be reasonable 0 expect that any one would in the present state of the works, oisequently, as the coal could not be worked, the landlord's 'oyalty was entirely lost. *as then urged that the manner in which the mine had Worked by Mr. Malins was objectionable; that the mine, beyond all doubt, had a considerable quantity of water in it. Tliete was a certain level in the property called the Water heel Level," which was intended to receive the crop water, or ater from the surface. There was a water wheel there, which Perfectly competent to clear the mine. If that level had in a proper state it would not have required steam power, ?r *ny other power, to clear it, except this water wheel; but, y reason of the mode of working underneath that level, the Water flowed into the deep parts of the mine, and the wheel no longer able to clear it: they must have steam power, anu that steam power must be kept in constant exercise to clear Water which, formerly, was kept clear by means of the wheel alone. The defendant, or those under him, had improperly cut .^eper into the mine near to the former or the old men's work- .°5S. so as to render the mine liable to be flooded; and, in one c II anee, the mine had been inundated. He believed no excuse «uld be offered for cutting into or near to the old workings, "e defendant denied that he had so cut into or near to them, covenant of hi* lease required that he should maintain proper sufficient pillars for the support of the roof. It was now *°«nplained that he had so diminished them as to render them 'onger proper and sufficient supports for the roof. That the I" tar* were inSufiiciont seemed to be manifested by the fact *t the roof had fallen in, which circumstance would be stated n evi„encp, an(j ;il<0 tjlat t[ie m;ne had thereby been reduced to dangerous and improper state and that if Mr. Malins thought o leave the mine, it would be impossible for another lessee to e and work it, but at a much increased expense. ba: gam, with regard to the parts of the mine which ought to j been secured with timber, he (Sir Thomas Wilde) was n»irij £ tcd that they were not properly secured. That the mine was now in a very improper state was agreed on all hand* Mr. Malins having left the work. Mr. Malins complaine(j of the quantity of water in the mine: the question for the jury's decision was whether the presence of that water not to be attributed to his mode of working. The plaintiff 'n this case asserted that: the defendant denied it, and asserted "at the wafer was caused by the works of the other lessee, Sir X'^rt who worked by patching. Thomas Wilde then explained what working by patching Was. and then added that Mr. Malins held that the water which I'&n, into the mine fell through fissures in the ground or rocks, Which fissures were caused by the mode of working adopted by oir Robert Price. Accordingly, Mr. Malins had brought his action against the Earl of Dunraven on account of the workings of his lessee, and for which he held the landlord responsible, and *i«o against Sir Robert Price, the lessee. When the landlord i"v^ tenant were thus attacked it became necessary to see where u<- Ia>ut really lay, and that was the object of the present action. **e (Sir Thomas) was instructed that the water could not have raa into the mine from the patching, which was a most usual and a workmanlike mode of proceeding. He was instructed that the nature of the soil was such as to render it impervious t') water, and, therefore, out of the question to suppose that water oould penetrate through it and get into the mine. "if Thomas Wilde then briefly enumerated the points in dis- pute, the principal of which was/whether the mine was reduced 0 its present ttate by the workings of Sir Robert Price or the forking., of Mr. ilalins. Mr. Malins, being supported by a Joiut-stock purse, bad brought action after action, and charged »>r Robert Price with having been the cause of the injuries com- £ taiaed of. The jury would have to determine that. The works Ut'r« low in such a state that unless it were possible by legal ta compel Mr. Malins to resume the working, no other °nant would do so, as it was absolutely nocessary to incur very Great outlay previous to putting the mine in a lit state for being *orked, so that the prospect of no ultimate advantage would orm a sufficient inducement to any fresh tenant to proceed with Works damaged as they now were. After a few further observations, which were simply a reitera- l0* of what he had previously stated, Sir Thomas Wilde sat own, and the examination of witnesses was immediately pro- *eed<»d with. Monday only four witnesses were examined, although the court sat ten hours. The evidence appeared to show that in working the mine* the defendant not only did not work them according to the terms prescribed in the covenants of his lease, but also that they were worked in an unminerlike, injudicious, and careless manner." Each of the witnesses were subjected to most severe and searching cross-examination, but their evi- I seemed to us to be but little shaken. They were each <all«*| upon, after stating facts, to deduce inferences from those |q say "whether, from what they had observed, they state if the mine had been worked properly or otherwise." Tnejr. withal exception, were of opinion that the works had been carried m in an improper manner, and gave their reasons for arriving at t!tt conclusion. A full report of this day's evi- 4oneP would entirely aeeu}>y the columns of the Guardian and, therefore, as it was merely » matter of dry detail, and had con- stant reference to map', plans, or sections, we deem it unne- cessary to occupy our columns by giyhig more than the above Very brief summary. The court rose at quarter past seven, TUKSDAY. IIi. lordship entered the hall punctually at nine. The names of the special jurors having been called over, his lordship, turning to Sir Thomas Wilde, said-" Are there no °op<M Of arranging matters amicably between the parties?" Mr. Coekburn said—■" We have done every thing, my lord, with that view. We aro even ready now to do one of two things — namely, either to buy tWf plaintiff's or Sir Robert Price's interest i J? mine, or to .soil ttoe*B our interest at any reasonable price." o'r Thos. Wilde said — Wecagnot discuss the matter in public. Besides, it is of no us<e talking S.n the manner you do after you have put us to thounaiida and thovs?.t>ds of pounds expense in P*««ecuting this matter." Mr, Coekburo O.Wil sa'd—" Well, we either take your interest or sejl yoy oyrs." The learned jfudge then interposed and said—" YowmusJ not discusit matters in jnublie, "l he counsel on both sides then "laid their heads together;" after the lapse of about ten minutes, the examination of wilBe&geg was rosjuned. ne whole of this day was occupied in hearing the statements ,evcn witnesses only. After describing the state of things in the colliery to be very bad. ttity all, we believe, gave it as their opinion that thf. inine had been ffiduced to its present state by V M '"j"1'0113 «wde of working$4oyte<J by the defendant. any of them said, that in passing into the vwioiis levels, the foulness of the air put their candles out." This exMtf>ijsipn was >ery happily used by Mr. Coekburn in the course of the Chilton was addressing an argument to the judge as to the of certain portions of the evidence, and in doing sp Melted once or twiCI' his attention having been called from > je #fc»tter under consideration by *ome interruptionlien Mr. CucJjbum rose and said, My friend's candles are gone ojjt j" »nd, Uirniit}^to Mr. Chilton, said, Strike a light, strike a light." kuws 0|f;la,u £ tuier followed this sally, in which the learned judge ioiw,,t he&rtiity; bllt the proceedings generally were of the most Liregoin- tediews «afore. The Court rose At halL-past eight, having sat eleven hours and A half. K WEDNESDAY. The learned judge entered the tiaij #jt nine o'clock. I "Jrbe first witness examined was Air. Vostt-r, mineral engineer, "bo" tte understand, is a gentleman of the first jsminence in his S>rufe-««in. Ilis evidence went to show that sufficient carp had bQex. taken in driving the engine pit level in the$iyt in- in securing the ends of the pillars left for tlvs support of the Oiaaf, .v.'hjeh had, consequently, given way. In other in- stances the e.«Uwj had been injudiciously worked, and the loss to the tandimfi \VMtM. consequently, be great. He entered upon .a calculation of and stated that they amounted to a "tYery considerable sum—snarly two thousand pounds. In the course of the £ oi;siMM>n, Professor Buckland, of the ^'KSversity of Oxford, was examined. He stated most positively at <5*6 bottoms of the patches opcn&d by Fir Robert Price, were *'nt Jwj-itujs to water,— and that they well and efficiently divined. Ttey were principally below the stx$t# of the Great ribwr vain, ifjj}, consequently, water cou'd riot go to,71 them tO that vein. Qfiter witnesses examined, whose evidence went to show *mine bad been ltntroperlv worked by Mr. Malins. -n- Wilde then put yj various documents, by one of flii (n*1 -appeared, that the defend&ut had formerly claimed (000 rdamagss for alleged injurit'* tP by the work- g f This concluded the plaintiff s case and at a quarter past two o'clock the court adj lurned for two hours, at the expiration of which time, Mr. Cockburn commenced his reply amidst the most profound silence in a very crowded court. After a few general observa- tions, he said that whatever doubt might rest on the main facts of the case, there could be none as to the character of the action and the motives from which it arose. His learned friend, Sir Thomas Wilde, had, in his opening, told them of certain chan- cery proceeding against Sir Robert Price that Mr. Malins had brought actions against Lord Dunraven and against Sir Robert Price, who worked mines adjoining those worked by Mr. Malins and that in order to settle those proceedings, the plaintiff took the initiative, an:l commenced this action. The proceedings were, therefore, rather extraordinary. He (Mr. Coekburn) would put the matter hypotheticatty to the jury. Here was a party [Mr. Malins] got a lease of the coal, and another [Sir Robert Price] of the iron—both lessees of the same landlord, the Earl of Dunraven. Mr. Malins found that his colliery was threatened with the most serious danger in con- sequence of the proceedings of his neighbour, who had the iron, lie instituted Chancery proceedings for the purpose of averting from himself the danger which he thought impending over him. Those Chancery proceedings led, as they sometimes did, to the trial of cert lin issue", which the judge deemed necessary for the proper investigation of the matter. Those proceedings are pending, and in the midst of which the catastrophe is unfortu- nately realised which wis anticipated. Mr. Malins said then— I gave you warning; 1 have cautioned you of the consequences which were likely to result from the course of proceeding which you adopted: you would not take the warning, and the conse- quence is disaster and destruction to me and I now call upon you to make me compensation for the injury caused by your course of conduct." And Mr. Malins said to his landlord, the Earl of Dunraven—" I called on yon again and again to inter- pose I hold you responsible for the injury I have sustained, because you were bound, under the terms of our lease, to act in a certain manner; and conceiving myself to be injured, I will try to gain redress by that course which is open to every Englishman to pursue They combine not to meet this action of Mr. Malins; not to defend themselves not to say to this individual—" You are in error; you are charging us with that which is really the result of your own proceedings;"—instead of doing that-of adopting that course which would have been a perfectly legitimate one, they turn round and say — We will bring an action against you. Having allowed you to remain unmolested for nine years, 1, the landlord, having all that time the right to inspect the mine -to direct you to repair when rep iir was necessary ;—having suffered nine years in the course of your working to proceed, to which hitherto I have not raised a single objection, now, because you bring this action against me I will go into the depths of your colIiery- bring all the mineral surveyors I can find to examine it :—if one single flaw in your proceeding* can be detected, I will bring my action against you—I run a race with you-take care to get in first by entering my action tlrst-I know only one action affecting us can be tried at the A-sizes-I will bring down the most eminent barrister in the British dominions, who has succeeded in obtain- ing more verdicts than any man living-l take a verdict, and if even only one shilling damages be awarded to me, the costs of trying the action will crush you and destroy you; and then we, the Earl of Dunraven and Sir Robert Price, shall get rid of your action, and hear no more of you." That, said Mr. Cockburn, is the simple and the real origin of this action opened bj my learned friend, with the addition of one single fact, which will serve to give you a proper notice of the whole matter. Mr. Coekburn then said that the action was brought in the month of November but the plaintiff's agents did not go down into the mine till the 7th of January—the mine was not exa- mined till that date, and. therefore, until the workings had been investigated they did not know that they had one single well- founded ground of complaint, and they could not have known that their action would have been supported by one single iota of evidence it was a mere speculative action brought on by the chancery suit. The evidence which they had succeeded in pre- paring was such that there actually was not a tenant in the county against whom his landlord might not bring a similar action, and support it by similar testimony and, therefore, it was most cruel and harsh treatment of Mr. Malins. He (Mr. Coekburn) had nothing to say against Lord Dunraven. His lordship had been misled. II* had unadvisedly lent himself to aid the purposes of Sir Robert Price. His lordship was only the nominal plaintiff in this action. No one could for a moment doubt but that Sir Robert Price was the true plaintiff. He it was who was involved in litigation with Mr. Matins Mr. Malins said to him—" Sir Robert Price, you are the cause of my col- liery being destroyed." Sir Robert Price said-1' No I am not, you are yourself the cause"—and that was the issue the jury were to try—namely, whether the injury to the colliery was caused by Mr. Malins or by Sir Robert Price. In meeting the charge made against him by a direct denial, Sir Robert Price was, possibly, perfectly justified; but it was unjust, harsh, and most oppressive that, in order to determine that question between Sir Robert Price and Mr. Malins, to anticipate it—to prevent Mr. Malins attaining justice—to bring Lord Dunraven into the field for the purpose of finding matter of complaint against Mr. Malins which had slept for years, and not for the purpose of vindicating Lord Dunraven's rights, but for the purpose of enabling Sir Robert Price to fight the battle with Mr. Malins on another man's ground-fi.rhting it with all the advantage which he derives from being on the vantage ground of fighting under the banners of the landlord. That was not the sort of action which a jury composed of gentlemen of Glamor- ganshire would be disposed favourably to view. He (Mr. Cockburn) wouid have been prepared to meet the case upon its merits, but he was not prepared to meet such collateral issues as had been introduced. Sir Thomas Wilde had referred to chan- cery suits—had insinuated that Mr. Malins was a man prone to embark in suits of this kind, with the view of exciting prejudice in the minds of the jury against him. Ue ( j,ir. Coekburn) could not help calling to mind that proverb which said that those who lived in glass houses should not throw stones—a proverb which was particularly applicable to Sir Robert Price's position, who sought to avoid the consequences which his conduct had occa- sioned by throwing on Mr. Malins burdens which neither morally or legally he ought to bear. The learned counsel then proceeded to call the jury's attention to the breaches of covenant as stated in the declaration. The first to which he would advert was that which required that the colliery should be worked in a workmanlike, judicious, and most productive manner, lie thought it would be found in the sequel that a considerable portion of the matters to which their attention had been directed had nothing whatever to do with this particular covenant; and if it would be so found he trusted the jury would give it their due consideration, as this was entirely a speculative action; an action in which they should not allow the plaintiff, or whoever brought the action in his name, to travel one jot out of the record. The next alleged breach of covenant to which he would advert was, that the defendant should leave and maintain proper and sufficient pillars to support and maintain the roof, and should also by sufficient timbering and arching maintain the roof of the said colliery, &c. See., except such parts as would in due course of working become exhausted, useless, and the working discontinued. Un that the planum alleged that the e'efendant did not leave and maintain proper pillars to support and maintain the works, &e., by reason of which omission a large quantity of coal was left unworked, and the colliery lendsred useless. Another plea alleged that the timbering and arching were in- sufficient; and another was that he had wilfully and negligently worked near the old or former workings, so as to injure the colliery by inundating it, by bringing down the water contained in the old workings. Previous to commencing his remarks upon these several points of complaint, Mr. Cockburn regretted that Sir Thomas Wild's opening had been so very meagre, that it had presented such a general and vague notion of what the plaintiff really had to bring before the jury. He would shew the jury that again and again during the investigation the plaintiff s counsel had shifted the ground on which they rested. His learned friend who possessed the most extraordinary powers -who invariably got up his cases with the most laboured diligence -had in his opening given them the mere shadow of an outline—had merely read the various statements of breaches of covenant contained in the declaration;—that Mr. Malins had made bad levels in one r"I case had made bad arching in another, without atall adverting to the real point in dispute, but dismissing it with a few words. Such an opening shewed that his learned friend even at the last moment hardly knew what to rely upon, <1UU IllS opening remarKS singularly harmonized with the character of the proceedings from beginning to end, shewing how speculative had been the action:—how shadowy and unsubstantial the ground of com- plaint, which was left to be developed in the course of the proceedings —to be fixed by the various witnesses who had been scraped together from Bangor, from the Forest of Dean, from Leicestershire, from Derbyshire, and from Heaven knew where or by what means. (Laughter). Mr. Foster and another gentleman had laid their heads together—had put together figures which it seems were to place the plaintiff 's claim to com- pensation in some tangible shape —the whole was admirably in keeping ;-the manner in which the action had been brought—• the motives which were too palpable to escape observation—the object which it was intended to serve—and the fact that not a single thing was done towards inspecting the mine until the action was brought, shewed the nature of the case. If the case could be maintained on the part of the plaintiff, there was not a single tenant in the county who was safe from similar attacks from his landlord. It was said that the consequence of the mode of working adopted by Mr. Malins was, that a quantity of coal which could have been worked had been lost to the lessee, and so lost to the landlord. Spyeral of the witnesses had laboured excessively to show that tho loss sustained by the landlord, by coal having been left which ought to have bp en \yorked, was very consider- been left which ought to have bp en iyorked, was very consider- able, while others had treated such losses as iqgqnsiderable-of no moment, but had placed much weight on other losses. The result of the whole was that. he thought, thoy had failed in giving the jury any appreciable amount in the shape of dama- ges, and for the best of all reasons -namety, the landlord had no ground of complaint until the tenant's lease had expired. One witness said Mr. Malins had not carried the level as a dead level" [straight], and, therefore, it was quite clear it could not be worked there was a loss to the landlord —it was not miner- like'; but the question was, was the landlord necessarily dama- ged by the proceedings of the tenant ? Could not the tenant, ^i £ hln the twelve years which his lease had to run, work this mine elea,- If he did, and the landlord got the royalty, it was clear the landlord had no right to complain. All he wanted was that the coal should be lyorkpd out, and that he should get the galeage. If, then, within the twelve year; Mr. Malins worked out the piece of coal, which, to the present moment, might be conceded for the purposes of argument, had been left behind, the landlord could have no pretence for alleging that he had sustained the least fraction of damages in consequence of that coal being so left behind. Until Mr. Malins's term expired, or until it had so nearly closed as to leave no time to enable biiu to work it clear, the'landlord had no right to complain. Wjtty regard to the additional expense of working tile coal so left behind, yip of fhe witnesses (Mr. Cadman). who was a practical man, estimated it af a penny a ton. Mr. tester, a mineral engineer, estimated it at tw opence per ton. The r ellow of H)e RoyaJ Geological Sqcjety magnified it tq threepence per ton: and if tiwy had asH,ed Dr. Bucki^nd, he youl$have put it sixpence in a moment, (Laughter.) He could not he.cxpected to look at that under sixpence which Cadman and Habakkuk had viewed at a penny, (Renewed laughter-) The prjee raised in proportion to the eminence of thp witness, and a fellow of all the learned societies in the universe might reasonably estimate that at sixpence which poor Habakkuk estimated at a penny. (Great laughter.) However, placing the views of theorists aside, he hoped the jury would look at the matter as practical men. Mr. Cockburn then referred fully to the position of the works -the depth of the several pits, &c.—and the depth to which it Va* possible for the most skilful miner to penetrate, which, he said/ jj-af comparatively limited, and strongly contended that, viewed fairiy, '§ £ ?■• Malins's mode of working a mine or colliery, which, when 4emis.e4 tq aim ha'l been opened, was the best that could have been adopted wvfcr tJje circumstances. i.icit- vviri advantages and disadvantages attending ail mode?. It was said that Mr. Malins's manner of working by slopes was unjj'orkman- like; but the jury knew that in this county it was a mode sivelv practised, and, in particular circumstances, was pcrfectlj eligible and advantageous. Besides, whether the mode was or was not advantageous, the result of the evidence adduced by the plaintiff was, beyond all controversy or doubt, that the loss would fall on the tenant; and, therefore, the landlord had no cauifi of complaint until the expiration of the lease. He most confidently »nt;('ipated their verdict would be in Mr. Malms s favour, although the vario.us witnesses swelled the damages as high as their soroewh&t' (tlaitiv would permit. (Laughter.) The next point to which he would advert was the sta-e o: (lie water-wheel level. It was alleged that the level had been suffered to become ruinous and useless ;-that Mr. Malins did not leave and maintain pillars to support the roof. It was urged that th« level had been rendered useless as a road and as a drain. it be supposed (hat a tenant was bound to maintain the roof after he had discontinued workina ? It hail been conceded that a party might take away the pillars as soon as the coal in the works was exhausted. The learned counsel then entered very minutely into the evidence adduced in sup- port of this ground of complaint, and contended that" it was ridiculous and most monstrous to complain of the level beins: required as a road." Wilh rpgard to its beingrequired for a drain -to its having been rendered totally unfit for the purposes of draining, he said the evidence upon that point was far from being clear or conclusive; and a so that discrepancies existed In the statements of the witnesses. For example, Mr. Cad- man, a mineral ag;ent, who had surveyed the works said, the water-wheel level had been made for a horse road, and that it had been spoiled, llowells, a working collier, a m»n who was there when the level was originally formed said it was never intended for a horse road. With reference to what had been urged of its not being a sufficient drain, Mr. Coekburn said the mineral agents who had been exa nined gave the most conflicting opinions; and then proceeded in a strain of the greatest humour and raillery to notice the various methods which he fancied had been used to gather such a vast number of mineral agents together, who were all in the pay of Sir Robert Price, and whose business it was not merely to survey, but to survey for the purposcs of the case. Who would find a man receiving five guineas a day that would not be biassed towards the party who paid him ? Such a man would be no ordinary phenomenon. (Laughter). A man who embarked in a cause as those mineral agents did, was very liable to have his judgment waipcd. He knew that if he told Sir Robert Price —Mv opinion of this matter is that you are wrong and :\1r, Malins is right," his pay from that moment would cease; his services would he no longer required, and so he viewed the matter as it were through the wrong end of the telescope -making what was large appear small and then by taking the oilier end making what was small appear largo—just for the purposes of the case ;-not perjuring himself but simply exaggerating circumstances. (Laughter). They stated that the water-wheel was amply sufficient for the purposes of drainage, and tliata steam-engine was required in consequence of the. injudicious mode of working. Howell, the unsophisti- cated Welshman said thq water-wheel was never sufficient. He then enteed at great length upon arguments with the view of shewing that the wa'er-whecl level never could be the means of draining the workings, because it was situated above many of them. In order to make it an effectual drain, it was necessary that it should be below the old workings if then it was not below them, the plaintiff's whole argument tumbled to the ground. Howell, the Welshman said-" When we made the wa'er-wheel level we drove into aporiion of the old men's works—into what was manifestly a stall." There must, then, have been woiks below, as a stall necessarily implied a heading. All those old workings connected with each other, and the consequence would be that the water-wheel level never could be the means of drainage. It mi^ht assist to some exten', but never could he an effectual drain. Its efficiency as a drain had not been diminished by Mr. Malins. Who would the jury, or who won!.1 any landlord like best as a tenant, the man who drained partially by means of a water wh, el, or the man who at once boldly looked the difficulty in the face and had rccoiuse to steam ? Steam-engine power was manifpstly superior to water-wheel power. It was then a most harsh, a most cruel thi::g, to turn round upon a tenant after allowing him to work for ten or twelve years, simply because the landlord wished to assist another tenant. There was no covenant in the lease which obliged Mr. Malins to keep up the drain he was only bound to keep up the pillars he was bound to work the mine in a workmanlike manner, which was simply a question of jlldgment-of opinion. The jury, he hoped, would not surrender their judgment into the hands of an interested and biassed body of mineral agents. He again reminded the jury that this was not in reality an action brought by Lord Dunraven but by Sir Robert Price. Who had engaged all the witnesses? Sir Robert Price or his agqnts. With regird to the steam-engine pit, they had it by the testimony of Cadman and his crew (laughter) that the pillars had been robbed and the stuff silently taken awav. Mr. Foster, a man of considerable eminence, said the piilars had not been robbed at all; but that from having originally been insufficiently protected they gradually became reduced to the dimensions they were at present. Messrs. Cadman and Habakkuk said the pillais had been robbed Mr. Foster said they had not been roLbe< Howell, the Welshman, said the pillars had been timbered from one end to the other. No man could guard against accidents; and the injury to the pit was c'used by accident, as the water rushed in and did the whole, remaining there two months. It softened the clay-lessetied its tenacity, and thereby r; ndered it less efficient in supporting the pillars. The day gave way. The pillars then gave way and with the pillars the roof gave way. Down came the colliery but it was most unjust to atcribe the injury to Mr. Malins's proceedings. With regard to what ought to have been done to avert those consequences the witnesses differed widely. One said-" Timber ouelit to have been put at the top another, timber at the bOllom;" another, "timbering was not wanted, you should have arched and another, "yonr arches were too weak: you should have arched a little stronger." They had all grossly exaggerated the injury but neither of them had proved that the injury could not be restored within twelve years and if Mr. Malins did restore all-render all perfect-of what had his landlord to complain? If Mr Malins had erred in judg- ment, it was most unjust, most oppressive to subject him to the payment of those costs which must be ruinous if given against him. The landlord had, from time to time, power to inspect how the mine was worked but he did not do so he lay by for 9 years, and then when some extraneous question arose he came down upon the tenant without one single word of cotiiplaint-with, ut any notice to repair. He brought this action against Mr. Malins, which prevented the action being tried on its merits. If, under such (ircums ances, tenants were to have actions brought against them when their leases had 12 years to run, not a single tenant would dare to invest his capital in mining speculations, which must, of course, prove ruinous, as he would be at any moment at the mercy of the landlord, whose agents, from Habakkuk up to Professor liuckiand, had had unlimited access to the mine. Therefore, he called upon the jury, composed of the gentlemen of Gla- morgan, to stand in the breach between this attempt on the part of the landlord against the tenant. Mr. Coekburn again adverted to the water-wheel level, for the purpose of showing that it could not have proved an effecmal drain. With regard to the charge of working too near the old men's workings, and of having thereby "drowned the pit," he contended that, by the evidence of Howell, it ap- peared that they had tapped one old work, and found the water in it to be inconsiderable. The water which inundated the mine, he argued, could not have come from the old men's workings. Besides, Mr. Malins did not lay down the level. It was formed by M'.CoHier; and Lord Dunraven let it to Mr. Malins exacllyas Mr. Collier left it. Lord Dunraven must then have been aware of the state of the level when he let it to Mr. Malins. What then could the jury think of the conduct of those who used, or rather abused, Lord Dunraven s name in making hiin turn round on the tenant. It was, prac- tically, Lord Dunraven's level, who had let it to Mr. Malms as it existed. It was the person who oiiginally demised the level was answerable, and not the existing tenant. Again, with regard to the charge of having worked too near the old woikiogs, one of the witnesses, Mr. Stuart, said—" If you want to drain your mine effectually, the best thing you can do is to tap your old works," that is, to let the water down. No two of those mineral surveyors, who had been scraped together from heaven knew where, agreed on those matters of opinion. The learned counsel then reviewed considerable portions of the evidence, the relevancy of which to the question at issue he much questioned and then proceeded to notice the evi- dence given by that great leviathan of geology, Dr. Buckland (laughter), who knew much more about the formation of the world than Moses himself did (renewed I ughter), and knew more of what went on in the bowels of the earth than he did of what went on in his own bowels. (Immense laughter.) While he gave his evidence Mr. Gockbutn actually fancied he (Mr. C.) was some 20 or 30 years younger, and was listening 10 a leclllre in one of th" schools of the university. ( Laugh- ter ) The audience ought to have paid a shilling a piece towards the costs of the action for the learned professor's lec- ture. They all ought, certainty, 10 contribute so much bccause, except to grace this cause with his name, of what use was it to examine the learned gentleman, if it were not to gratify the audience. Of cotiise Dr. Buckland would maintain the Bridgwater Treatise. He had made a theory like the French philosopher, he had constructed a system; and there- fore, of course, he could not contradict himself, and he would not allow anybody else to contradict him, (Laugh'er.) He maintained the Bridgwater Treatise in all its puijty. (Laugh- ter.) Moses might be wrong; but the Bridgwater Treatise WaS right. (Loud laughter.) He (Mr. C.) hoped the jury would not give a verdict simply to keep up the Bridgwater 'I realise. If they gave damages, he hoped they would be nominal da- mages. The learned counsel then reiterated many of his for- mer arguments and statements, and concluded by calling on the jury in the names of all the tenants in the county, to stand by Mr. Malins, whose lease would not expire for 12 years, and to protect him against the proceedings which had been taken against him to gratify the feelings of another. Mr. Coekburn spoke for three hours. His lordship sunjmed qp the evidence, reading only some of the most important passages, and then left the whole for the decision of the jury. He spoke fcr one hour and twenty minutes. At half-past eight the jury retired; and at half-past ten re-entered the court and gave their VERDICT IN FAVOUR OR THE PLAINTIFF DAMAGES ONE FARTHING. This verdict will throw the costs of the action upon the defendant; but we are informed, on what we consider the very best authority, that the majority of the gentlemen of the jury did not contemplate such a result when they returned their verdict. Attorneys for the plaintiff, Mr. Smith, London, and Mr. Morgan, Btidgefid; for the defendant, Mr. White, London, On Thursday morning his lordship left for Carmarthen. Sir Thomas Wilde and Mr. Cockburn, left the court shortly after the judge had concluded his summing up, and were speedily on their way to town. Several of the minetal agents have received notices that their attendance will be required at the next Glamorgan- shire Assizes, to give evidence on behalf of Sir Robert. Price, in the action brought against him by Mr. Malins, and which action, for want of time, could not be tried at I thesp iVssi^es.