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GREAT BRITAIN STORES, NEAR THE POST OFFICE, CARDIFF. 2». wlukTSM. • TAILOR, WOOLLEX DRAPER, HATTER, & GENERAL OUTFITTER, IN announcing to the Public that he has just received a very large Stock of the best manufactured FRENCH HATS which he will sell at a lower rate than the general common Silk Hats, sold for French, begs to invite the attention of the Neighbourhood at large to his SPLENDID STOCK of READY-MADE CLOTHING, for the present Season and particularly wishes to impress on the Public that this is the first Establishment in Wales which has adopted the judicious plan of marking the Selling Price, in plain figures, on every Article-a plan which cannot fail to be hailed with admiration, because, while it realizes the most sanguine hopes of the economist, must be a source of pride to the Proprietor, based as it is on the most enlightened views, and conducted upon the most honor- able principles. L. W. earnestly solicits the attention of those persons who have not yet favored him with a trial, confident that the result must be the general approbation and support of all parties who sudy a good and comfortable fit. Observe !—I.ist of Prices for Gentlemen's Clothing, made to measure. ic S. d. £ s- d. E s. d. Shooting Jackets .from 0 10 6 Best quality manufactured .• -2 5 0i Albert and Polished Mixed Doe 0 14 0 Ditto, seven pockets.. 0 18 0 Superfine Frock Coats.•• • 1 10 0 Black or Drab Kerseymere 0 15 0 Tweed Coat 0 12 0 Saxony, with silk facings. • 2 0 0 Best quality manufactured 12 0 Office Coats, handsomely made 0 16 0 Best quality manufactured 2 10 0 WAISTCOATS. Gent,*s Tweed Wrappers 0 17 6 CHILDREN'S DRBSSE3. Best Moleskin Vests. 0 4 0 Cachmerette, (all shades) 1 1 0 j Tunic, Vest, and Trousers. 14 0 Ditto, with sleeves 0 5 0 Taglioni, or Russian Coats 1 2 0 Jacket, Vest, and Trousers • 16 0 Handsome Valentia Vests. 0 6 0 Plaid Polka, (most fashionable) 1 4 0 Blue Jacket from 0 10 0 Elegant Tibert Shawl pattern 0 10 0 Gent, 's Mixed Beaver 1 10 0 ———— Splendid Black Satin 0 14 0 Frock Jacket, (particularly Cotton Cord Breeches. 0 8 0 Figured Satin, in elegant style 0 12 0 adapted for Farmers 1 8 0 Kerseymere 0 15 0 Black Kerseymere from 0 7 6 Fine Dress Coats 1 8 0 Best Moleskin Trousers 0 6 6 Saxony ditto. 1 18 0 Fashionable Woollen Trousers.. 0 10 0 Suit of Black, complete. 2 10 0 Men's Suits of Best Moleskin, ready made, 18s.; to fneasure, 20s. This being the only Establishment in the Town solely devoted to Men's and Boys' Clothing, the Public can be suited most advantageously from an unrivalled Selection of PARIS < £ LONDON BEAVER HATS, MMAL & WUTHB* GAPS, HOSIERY, STOCKS, CRAVATS, SUPERIOR WHITE & COLOURED SHIRTS, SILK HANDKERCHIEFS, UNDER SHIRTS, DRAWERS, FLANNELS, &c. &c. i:alrø bv Ruction. GLAMORGANSHIRE, SOUTH WALES. Capital Freehold. Estates &> Free- hold Mineral Property TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Messrs. ADAM MURRAY & SON, At the MACKWORTH ARMS INN, in the Borough and Seaport Town of SWANSEA, in OCTOBER next, unless disposed of in the meantime by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given; A HOUSE in High-Street, and a good WHARF 1\ near the Town-Hall, Swansea, and several FARMS (20 in number), and the COAL under; upwards of 1600 Acres of Land, all situate in the several Parishes of Llansamlet, Swansea, St. John-juxta-Swansea, Llange- felach, Llanguke, Llandilo-Talybont, Loughor, Ilstone, and Llanridian. Some of the Coal is of as good quality for Steam Packet purposes as any in the Kingdom, and the situation commands an excellent outlet to the sea for exportation. The South Wales, Welsh Midland, and Swansea Vale Railways will pass through parts of the property, and will increase the facilities for bringing the Coal to Market. A portion of the Coal in Llangefelach and St. John's has been leased at Sleeping Rents and Royalties to most responsible Tenants. Printed Particulars will be ready by the middle of September, and may be had of Messrs. Llewellyn and Randall, Solicitors, Neath; Messrs. Rowland Hacon and Rowlands, Solicitors, 38, Threadneedle-Street, London; at the Office of Messrs. Adam Murray and Son, 35, Craven-Street, Strand, London; at the Inns at Bristol and Swansea and at the Commercial-Rooms at Liver- pool, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Manchester, and Glasgow. NEWTON, BRECONSHIRE. One Mile from Brecon. IMPORTANT AND INTERESTING SALE OF HEREFORDSHIRE CATTLE OF THE OLD WHITE-FACED BREED; Selected and kept entire on this Estate for upwards of seventy years, and now in the highest degree of per- fection, in colour, quality, and constitution, combining the esteemed breeds of the Huntington, Stretton, and Thingehill Estates, which is now distinctly to be traced in this herd. THOMAS COOKE HAS the great satisfaction of announcing to the admirers of this class of Herefordshire Cattle, that the proprietor, Mr. D. WILLIAMS, of Newton, aforesaid, (who has given up one of his Farms), has directed him to announce FOR SALE BY AUCTION, On SATURDAY, the 20th of SEPTEMBER next, the tifkdci -pmttviii uf lila SlipCliui THIRTY-FIVE, COWS and HEIFERS in Calf, FIVE BULLS, of different ages, and SIXTEEN two- year old STEERS; the whole of which are by the same Sire. 120 EWES, of the best breed of close-woolled Sheep, nearly approaching the old Ryeland blood and 40 EWE LAMBS. Also 40 PONIES, of the celebrated Cn-wer race, among which are several matchers, and highly curious from their diversity of colour, and great speed upwards of 20 are Geldings, three years old; valuable BROOD MARES, &c., &c. The Auctioneer respectfully pledges himself that a purer lot of Herefords than those enumerated, be never had in his long experience to offer to public notice. Particulars, 15 days' prior to Sale, may be had at the place of Sale, and of the Auctioneer, St. John's-street, Hereford. Britannia Life Assurance Company, TSTo. 1. PRTKOF'S 8TRFRT. B\\K. I.ONDON. Empowered by Special Act of Parliament IV. Vict, cap, IX. DIRECTORS. William Bardgett, Pitq I Robert Eglinton Esq Samuel Hevington, R-q I Erasmus Roht. Foster, Rsq, Wm. Feehnov Black, Esq Peter Morrison Esq. Georee Cohen. Esq Henry I.ewis Smale, Rsq Millis Coventry, Esq John Drewett, Esq AUDITORS. J. B. Bevington,Esq.—F. P. Cockerill, Esq.—i. D. Dow, Esq. Fsq. MEDICAL OFFICER. John Clendinning.M.D., F.R S., 16, Wimpole St., Cavendish Square. STANDING COUNSEL. The Hon. John Vshley, New Square, Lincoln's Inn.—Mr. Serjeant Murphy. M P., Temple. SOLICITOR. William Bevan. Esq., Old Jewry. BANKERS- Messrs. Drewett and Fowler, Princes Street. Bank. This Institution, is empowered by a Special Act of Parlia- ment, and is so constituted as to afford the benefits of Life Assurance in their fullest extent to Policy-Holders, and to present greater facilities and accommodation than are usually offered by any other Companies. Among others, the following Important Advantages may be numerated: Increasing Rates of Premium, on a new and remarkable plan for securing Loans or Debts a less immediate payment being required on a policy for the whole term of life than tn any other office. CREDIT TABLE.—By this Table, the Premiums may remain unpaid for five years, upon satisfactory security being given for the liquidation of the same, at the expiration of that period. HALF CREDIT RATES OF PREMIUM. Persons assured according to these rules, are allowed credit (without security) for half the amount of the first seven Annual Premiums, paying interest thereon, at the rate of Five per Cent, per Annum, with the option of paying off the Principal at any time, or having the amount deducted from the sum assured when the Policy becomes a claim. Policies may thus be effected at lower rates than are gene- rally required for the term of seven years only; whilst the holders have the same secn rity for the payment of their claims, whenever death may happen, as if they paid double the amount of premiums, which would be charged for assnrance effected in the same way. Policies revived without the exaction of a fine, at any time within twelve mon'hs. Extract from Increasing Rates of Premium, for an Assu- rance of £ 100, for Whole Term of l.ife. Age of the Assured in every case admitted in the Policy. Medical Attendants remunerated in all cases for their reports. A Board of Directors in attendance daily at 2 o'clock. 5 Annual Premiums payable during | First Second Third Fourth I Remain | Five Five Five Five der of I Years. Years. Years. Years. Life. jf g d..E. s. d. jE. 8. d. E. s. d.' E s. d. 1 1 1 4l 1 5 10 1 10 11 1 16 9 2 3 R 1 6 4 1 12 2 1 19 12 7 4 2 17 6 | 1 16 li 2 4 42 14 63 7 34 3 4 | 2 16 7| 3 9 44 5 5 5 6 3 6 13 _7| f^lhTH^dFcredit Rates of Pre™™- Annual Pretnmm required for an Assurance of ±1W. for the whole Term of Life. Age. Half Premium for Whole Premium leven years. after seven years £ • s. d. £ s, d. 80 1 1 9 2 3 6 35 1 4 H o Q if) 40 1 9 2 | 189 4 45 1 14 10 3 9 8 50 2 2 6 A I 0 55 2 12 9 III 60 3 6 8 1 6 13 4 PETKR MORRISON, Hes,d7^r Detailed Prospectuses, and every requisite information as tothe mode of effecting Assurances, may be obtained upon application to the following AGENTS- NEWPORT Mr. R. Jenkins, merchant. CHEPSTOW Mr. J. L. Baldwyn, solicitor. BRISTOL..Mr. John Moxham, Bank-court, Corn-street. Cardiff Mr. W. D. Horwood. flottcc*. -J CARMARTHENSHIRE. TO BE LET, ON LEASE, And may be entered upon at Michaelmas next, ALL the SEAMS and VEINS of COAL and CULM, in and under 1250 Acres, in the parishes of Llan- gennech and Llanedy, all near the Llanelly Railway, distant from the port about six miles, and Swansea only eight miles. Mr. Griffith Thomas at Pantardulais, will shew the Farms under where the coal lies and for further parti- culars apply to Messrs. Adam Murray and Son, Surveyors and Land Agents, 35, Craven-street, London. Mr. H. P. GOODE, IN announcing to his Friends and the Public that the Partnership of Goode and Philpott, Land and Tithe Valuers, Land Agents, &c., Haverfordwest, has this day been Dissolved by mutual consent, begs to express to them his sincere gratitude for the many years' Patronage which before and during his connexion with Mr. Phil- pott they so kindly conferred on him; and to intimate that his professional Business of Land Surveyor, Land and Tithe Valuer, Land Agent, Lithographer, Auction-* eer, &c., will be still pursued, and hopes that by unre- mitting attention to gain and ever merit a continuance of their support. Hill-Street, Haverfordwest, August 7th, 1845. SOUTH WALES RAILWAY. THE Royal Assent having been given to the South Wales Railway Bill, holders of Scrip in that under- taking are desired to forward the same to this office on or before Monday, the 8th of September next, with a letter, requesting to be registered for their respective shares, a form of which letter will be furnished on application to me. The receipt of the Scrip will be duly acknowledged, and sealed certificates prepared for exchange as soon as possible, of which due notice will be given. Shares in respect of which no application for registry shall be made on or before the above date will be registered in the names of the original subscribers; after which no shares can be passed otherwise than by formal transfer under the Act. By order, N. ARMSTRONG, Secretary. 449, West Strand, London, Aug. 8, 1845. DUAIDEE AND PERTH RAILWAY. Notice to Iron Masters, Found- ers, &c. 'PHE Directors of this Railway Company are prepared X to Contract for 4400 Tons of RAILS, and also for about 900 Tons of CAST IRON CHAIRS, required for this Line of Railway, and will meet at their Office, No. 3, BANK-STREET, DUNDEE, on THURSDVY, the 28th instant, to receive Tenders for the same. Specifications of the Rails, and Specifications and Pattern of the Chairs will be seen here. Tenders must be lodged at the Railway Office here on or before Monday, the 25th instant. The Company do not bind themselves to accept of the lowest offer. By order of the Directors, SHIELL & SMALL, Secretaries. 3, Bank-Street, Dundee, 11th Aug 1845. Positively for Two Days only, In the Field near the West Turnpike Gate, ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY, AUGUST 25TH AND 26TH, COOKE'S ROYAL CIRCUS, c and well-known pre-eminent LONDON COMPANY OF EQUESTRIANS, Will exhibit their Olympic Wonders in a magnificent new Pavilion, on an improved construction, erected near the Bridge. The Pavilion will be decorated with superb Drapery, and accomodated with First and Second Class Seats. Mr. COOKE will arrive at Twelve o'clock on MON- DAY, accompanied by his SPLENDID BRASS BAND, and will DRIVE TEN HORSES IN HAND!! through the town. Mr. COOKE has the pleasure to announce that he has succeeded in engaging Mr. W. O. DALE, THE CHAMFION VAULTER OF ENGLAND AND AMERICA Mr. J. BUCKLEY, THB STAR RIDER OF AMERICA. who will appear in two of his favourite Acts, together with Miss K. COOKE, THE INFANT EQUESTRIAN, and her little Pet Steed, as they appeared before her Ma- jesty. The Gates of the Arena will be thrown open at Two o'Clock, for the entree of BEAUTIFULLY MARKED STEEDS, and their Gorgeousl) Costumed RIDERS, when the Programme of Performance, as announced in printed hand bills, will be exhibited. RIVAL CLOWNs-Messrs. SWAN and AIRDRIN. Conductor of the Brass Band-HER CARL HOLTZ. Agent in advance of the Establishment—Mr.BINGHAM The Horses will appear through the principal streets, caparisoned in splendid State Silver Harness, made by C. Fellingham, London. The Silver Mountings describ- ing the whole of Lord Byron's Mazeppa. Mazeppa lashed to the wild Ste..d-the foaming Steed held down by Slaves -the infuriated animal's wild course, dashing through waterfalls, leaping terrific precipices, &c., &c., beautifully 0 illustrated on Silver Plates, on the various trappings of the harness. This unique cavalcade will be followed by the Superb MINIATURE STATE CHARIOT, gra- tuitously presented in token of admiration of the in- fantine efforts of Miss KATE COOKE, made in exact re- presentation of the celebrated General Tom Thumb's, with State Appendages, Petit [Coachman and Footman, drawn by FOUR LILIPUTIAN PONIES, caparisoned in Splendid Silver Harness, beaiiug the engravings of Mazeppa, driven in hand by the juvenile JEHu-Master BARLOW. The carriage, made by J. Felton, Coach Manufactory, Old-Street Road, City-Road; the silver harness, by C. Fellingham, London. Ipf The first performance at TWO o'Clock, and the second at SEVEN in the evening. Price of Admission-Fint-class seats, 28. Second- class seats, Is. Arena, 6d.—No Half-price. Children under Ten years of age at half-price to the first and second class seats. Sole Proprietor-Mr. W. COOKE. An entire CHANGE OF PERFORMANCE on TUESDAY, being the last day of Mr. Cooke's Company in Cardiff. He will leave the CARDIFF ARMS HOTEL, at Twelve o'Clock, and DRIVE FOURTEEN HORSES IN HAND! through the principal streets previous to performances, commencing at Two in the Afternoon, and Seven in the Evening. Mr. Cooke will perform at Newbridge, on Saturday, August 23rd; Cambridge, Wednesday, August 27th; Bridgend, Thursday, August 28th; and Neath, Friday, August 29th, siottces* ALL PERSONS are particularly REQUESTED NOT TO SPORT on the FARMS of H. SEY- MOUR, ESQ., in the Parish of PETERSTONE- SUPER-ELY, LANTRYTHYD, or elsewhere. Lantrythyd, August 21, 1845. TO DRAPERS' ASSISTANTS. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, a respectable YOUNG MAN, who can speak the Welsh Language. Also, a YOUTH as an APPRENTICE. Apply at WATERLOO HOUSE, CARDIFF. Cardiff, August 22, 1845. WAITED, A YOUNG MAN who perfectly understands the Draperj business, and has a little knowledge of the Grocery, and who can speak the Welsh Language with references from his last situation. Apply to Mr. David Jenkins, Draper and Grocer, Newbridge, Glamorganshire. ddocese of illawpaff. ORDIMTIOMi nnHE LORD BISHOP OF LLANDAFF intends to X hold a GENERAL ORDINATION in the CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF LLANDAFF, on SUNDAY, the 28th day of SEPTEMBER next. The requisite papers must be sent by the Candidates to his Lordship at Hardwick House, Chepstow, on or before the 10th of September next. By Order of the Lord Bishop, EDW: STEPHENS, N.P., D. Regr. Llandaff, 14th August, 1845. α- Cardiff and Newport Daily. BENJAMIN EVANS begs respectfully to inform the B Public generally of CARDIFF, NEWPORT, and their respective Neighbourhoods, that at the solicitations of many of his friends, he has established an Omnibus for the purpose of conveying passengers, parcels, &c., be- tween these towns daily, starting at the time and from the places below named :— From the Glove and Shears Inn, Duke-street, Cardiff, at nine in the morning. From the Tredegar Arms Inn, Newport, at a quarter past three in the afternoon, arriving at the Taff Vale Railway Station, Cardiff, in time to forward passengers by the five o'clock train to Llandaff, Newbridge, Mer- thyr, and other places along the line. B. E. also wishes to observe that this Omnibus is driven by a most experienced and careful driver, and that it will be found in every respect well worthy the support of the public at large, as he can assure them that no efforts or expense shall be wanting on his part to render it what it professes to be -namely a punctual and con- venient medium of communication between the important towns of Cardiff and Newport. August 20th, 1845. GLAMORGANSHIRE. FOR SALE BY AUCTION, BY MR. LEYS HON, At the GREAVE FARM, in the Parish of WENVOE, on THURSDAY, the 18th day of SEPTEMBER next, THE CROPS of CORN and HAY, grown on the above Farm; consisting of 45 Acres of Wheat, 21 Acres of Barley, 4 Acres of Oats, and 4 Ricks of well- made Hay. Each Field of Corn will be ricked separately for the convenience of Purchasers, and the whole may be carried off the Premises. A Deposit of 10 per Cent. will be required at the time of Sale, and four Month's Credit will be given for the re- mainder, on approved Security. The Crops may be seen either before or after Harvest, by applying to Mr. BABB, at the Greave Farm. N.B.-The whole of the valuable LIVE STOCK, FARMING IMPLEMENTS, &c., will be Sold on the 17th of September, the particulars of which will be duly given. Greave Farm, 18th Aug., 1845. TO THE INHABITANTS OF CARDIFF, & THE FARMERS & OTHERS ATTENDING CAR- DIFF MARKET. JAJn3S~WILLIAMS LATE OF THE OLD POST INN, BONVILSTONE, BEGS to thank his numerous Friends for the kind support he has received for the last 15 years, and to inform them that he has taken the extensive Premises known as the RED COW, CARDIFF, where he intends conducting the Business of that House iPo. a manner that will, he sincerely hopes, meet with public approval and en- sure a continuation of their kind patronage and support. Good Stabling and Well-aired Beds. Travellers are solicited to patronise the House, wheife comfort and economy go hand in hand. AN ORDINARY EVERY SATURDAY AT ONE O'CLOCK.
EXHUMATION OF THE BODY OF…
EXHUMATION OF THE BODY OF LIEUT. GENERAL DICK BATH, SATURDAY, AUG. It}. —Yesterday (Friday) afternoon an inquiry commenced in this city before A. H. English, Esq., the coroner, as to the death of Lieu- tenant General George Dick, whose demise it will be re- membered, took place as far back as the 15th of Ma ch. 1844. From what has transpired during the last few days, a considerable sensation has been created amongst the fashionable circles of Bath and Clifton. The de- ceased was a gentleman of large fortune, who formerly resided at Clifton, but towards the close of his life he went to reside at Bath, where he kept a large establish- ment, and moved in the highest circles of society. The present inquiry was instituted, as will be seen from the introductory remarks of the coroner, at the instance of his eldest son, George Dick, Esq., who fills an office in her Majesty's civil service in the East Indies, and who has come from Mazoompore for the express purpose of causing it to be made. At the time of General Dick's death, the only members of his family residing with him were his own daughter, a Mrs. Brigdall, whose husband formerly lived in this city, but is now out. of England, and her son (by a former marriage) a Mr. Thomas. At the period that 1\Ir. George Dick left England a will ex- isted in his favour. An affectionate correspondence was kept up between himself and parent till the time of his death, after which a will was produced, leaving the gen- eral's property to the grandson, Mr. Thomas. The death of the general was rather sudden, and this fact, together with other circumstances, have tended to raise a suspicion of foul play. 1 At three o'clock in the afternoon the coroner and jury assembled at the cemetery at Bat hwick, for the purpose of witnessing the exhumation of the remains of the gallant officer, and of proceeding with the inquiry. Mr. Herapath, the eminent analytical chemist, and Mr. George Banette, surgeon, attended to make a post mortem examination. Mr. George and Dr. Dick (sons of the deceased) were likewise present, as were also Dr. Cardue, Dr. Daniel. and many other members of the medical profession and resident gentry of Bath, Clifton, and Bristol. The jury having been sworn and taken their seats inthe chapel of the cemetery, The Coroner said they were assembled under circum- stances of a distressing and extraordinary character, to inquire as to the death of General George Dick. Although a very long time had elapsed since his demise.yet circum- stances had come to his (the coroner's) knowledge which rendered it imperative in him, in the faithful discharge of his office, to cause the present inquiry. The death of General Dick took place in that city as far back as 17 or 18 months ago circumstances accompanying it were such as rendered it exceedingly desirable and proper that an inquest should have been held at the time. and had the parties by whom the deceased had been surrounded acted with discretion and propriety, an inquest undoubtedly would have been instituted. He (the coroner) was act- ing now at the earnest request of the general's eldest son, a gentleman of the highest character and respectability, who was in India at the time of his father's death, and who had, at great sacrifice of time,feeling,andmone), come to England to have the matter investigated. In or- dering the exhumation of the body, he, (the coroner) be- lieved that he was acting in the strict discharge of his duty. Of course there were circumstances besides Mr. Dick's information to justify the course he had taken. From the period which had elapsed since the death, the chances of discovering whether it had been caused by violence rested on a possibility. Still, if it had been pro- duced by some description of poison traces might yet be found, and Mr. Herapath, whose fame as an analytical chemist must be well known to them all, was present to remove and examine the stomach and the intestines. Mr. Barrette, the deputy coroner for the county would make a post mortem examination of the body, and it would be most satisfactory, as well to Mr. Dick as to the parties in- directly accused, should the body be found in such a state of preservation as to enable them to arrive at the cause of death. Mr. Dick had good reason to be dis- satisfied with the conduct of that part of the family which resided with his parent at the time of his death, and to whom the propriety of holding an inquest was pointed out at that period. Mr. Thomas, however, said there was no necessity for it. and that the body of his grandfather could be buried without one. A certificate had been given by two doctors that the deceased had died from apoplexy, but on those gentlemen being summoned, they could give no reason for that opinion, except that the general died suddenly, and whilst with some of his fa- milv. Unless the cause of death could be ascertained, it would he useless entering into any inquiry touching the other circumstances, and therefore he (the coroner) would have the examination at once. It was possible the de- ceased might have died from the agency of some poison. If arsenic had been employed, they might detect its pie- sence he believed, however, that when arsenic was used, the death was seldom so sudden as it had been in this case. The coroner and jury then proceeded to the tomb, from which the coffin was taken, and opened in tifeir presence. The remains having been identified, the inquiry was ad- journed to afford time for the post mortem examination to be made. The enquiry will be resumed on Saturday next. 9
(General fttigcrUattg* THE GREAT WESTERN LIVERPOOL, TUESDH.-The steam-ship Great Western arrived in the Mersey lns-t evening, after a passage of 18 days, the unusual length of which is attributable to the heavy contrary weather she experienced. A MAN STRUCK DUMB.—Tuesday morning, between seven and eight o'clock, as a man named Benjamin Reynolds, residing in St. Andrew-street, Seven-dials, London, was conversing with some of his companions, he suddenly exclaimed, "I am losing my spe.ech," and the next moment was unable to utter a word, though in full posession of all his other faculties. The Hon. Col. G. R. Rice Trevor, M.P., and Mrs. Trevor and family, are on the eve of proceeding to the Continent for the improvement of the hon. member's health and it is understood that Mr. Saunders Davies, M.P., will be appointed an additional vice-lieutenant for Carmarthenshire. The 37th Regiment, quartered at Gosport, are to pro- ceed to Wales, and will be replaced by the 74th Regi- ment from Canterbury. The 55th Regiment, quartered at Winchester, are to proceed to Plymouth, and to be re- placed at Winchester by the 3rd Regiment, from Chi- chester. The latter will be relieved at Chichester by the 13th Regiment from Dover, lately returned from India. We understand that a company is now being formed for the prosecution of the northern sea4 and whale fishing. This undertaking is of national importance, and should be backed by all the influence of Government. The marriage of Miss Mary Frances Blomfield, daughter of the Lord Bishop of London, with the Rev. Prebendary C. B. Dalton, one of his Lordship's chaplains, is fixed for Thursday next, and will take place at Fulham. The Very Rev. Archdeacon Hale has been selected to perform the ceremony. THE BISHOP or ST. ASAPH.-The Bishop of St. Asaph (Dr. Carey) remains seriously indisposed, and has been ordered not to leave London for his episcopal resi- dence in Wales; indeed, fears are entertained that he will not survive his present attack. A THING THAT OUGHT TO BE KNOWN.—The beech tree is said to be a non-conducter of lightning. So noto- rious is the fact, the Indians, whenever the sky wears the appearance of a thunder storm, leave their pursuits and take refuge under the nearest beech tree. In Tenessee the people consider it a complete protection. Dr. Bector, in a letter to Dr. Mitchell, states that the beech tree is never known to be struck by atmospheric electricity, while other trees are often shattered in splinters. May not a knowledge of this afford protection to many when exposed i-Ame)-ican paper. FORTIFICATIONS AT PLYMOUTH.—The government commenced the fortification of Staddon Heights Monday. The improvements in the fortifications of Maker Heights, on the opposite side of the sound, and of Drake's Island, have been progressing for some time. BREACH OF PROMISE.—At the Cork Assizes an action for breach of promise of marriage, wherein Miss Little, the daughter of Dr. Little, of Sligo, was plaintiff, and Mr. George Newenhain, a gentleman of the neighbourhood, defendant, was tried. Damages were laid at £ 5000. The jury gave the plaintiff JE700, with 6d. costs. Defendant bad paid JE500 into court. The age of Miss Little is 26 or 27—Mr. Newenhain is a widower, aged 53 years. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE.—Budleigh Salterton has been the scene of a most thrilling incident. Six infant chil- dren, on Wednesday morning, got into a boat on the beach, and a mischievous boy shoved it off. The boat drifted away to sea before the children were missed. Terrible was the agony of the mothers when they knew it. Daylight returned, and still no tidings of the helpless children. A Plymouth trawler, fishing the follow. ing morning, saw something floating at the distance; he bore down to it, and discovered it to be the boat, and in the bottom the six children, all cuddled in like a nest of birds, fast asleep. Five of these children were under We five years of age, the sixth is but 9 years oldi-~lfcj^rji Times. HORRIBLE INFANTICIDE AT BRIGHTON.—A deter- mined case of infanticide was discovered at Brighton on Saturday, in the house of W. Hammond, Esq., a gentle- man of fortune, residing at No. 18, Brunswick-square. Sarah Wathen, lady's-maid in the family, was discovered on Satuidav to have been delivered of a child, and to have severed its head from its body. An inquest on the body was held at the Kerrison Arms, Hove, on Monday morn- iiig, before F. H. Gell, Esq., coroner for East Sussex, and a respectable jury, when, from the evidence adduced by the prisoner's fellow-servants of the revolting particu- lars, and by the surgeon who was sent for, and on exa- mination found that the child was full grown, and was born alive, the jury, after a Filort deliberation, returned a verdict of Wilful Murder;" and the coroner thereupon issued his warrant for the committal of Wathen to the Lewes gaol for trial at the next assizes. TIIE LATE FRAUDS ON THE CUSTOMS.—It will be re- collected that an application was made to Mr. Ballantine, at the Thames Police Court, for a warrant to apprehend two persons -one a clerk in the warehousing department of the Customs in the London Dock, the other a mer- chant, who had conspired to defraud the revenue of the duties on a large quantity of nutmegs and pepper. The merchant p:iid the duties on a much smaller quantity of goods than the clerk made out a delivery order for, and consequently the Crown was cheated of the duty payable oil the excess. The magistrate thought it was either a case for indictment at the sessions or for an exchequer process, and said that before he interfered in the matter he shouldjike to see the solicitor of Customs himself. Since then Exchequer processes have been issued against the parties concerned in the fraud, and on Tuesday last the cieik engaged in the transaction was arrested and conveyed to Whitecross-street prison, where he remained till Friday, when he put in bail to the amount of 1:500 to appear and take his trial next term. GROUSE.—Judging from the quantity of birds poured into the poultry market, there does not seem to be any deficiency of moor game. The accounts from the York- shire moors are, however, very much at variance with each other, some of them speaking of great plenty and others of a scanty supply. Both are probably true, the abundance of supply to the high and dry moors, and the deficiency to the low and less favouraile ranges. The young birds are generally fine and plump the old thin and scranny. A reduction of 2s. fid. a brace has taken place in the Leeds market within the last two days; the price on Wednesday, the 13th, being 8s. 6d., and yester- day Gs. per brace. Leeds \tercury MINERAL EXPORT TRADE.—We extract the following from the declared value of the expoits of the principal Articles of British and Irish Produce and Manufactures, in the five months ended June 5, 1845, compared with the Exports iu the corresponding periods of 1843 and 1844 1843. 1844. 1845. Coals and culm, £ 202,231 £ -244,147 £ 337,325 Iron and steel 1,019 157 1.239,056 1,335,082 Copper and brass 704,810 748,130. 740,040 Lead 123,195 123,97.3. 102,429 Tin, in bars, &c. 44,834 33,673 10,424 Tin plates 1^,728 218..580. 257,412 Salt 81,613 70,090 67,649 NEW RAILWAYS SANCTIONED. By an official parlia- mentary return, it appears that 112 of the projected railways have been passed during the last session The capital aUlhorisetl to be raised for these amounts to £ 43,058,900. independent of lines to the extent of 14,791,000, together forming a total capital of £ 58,452,900. These 112 new rai'waj s comprise a length of 2860 miles-a greater length than the whole of the lines now in opera- tion in the kingdom. The average cost per mile, is, therefore, £ 15,262, without taking into account the loans; if they be included as a part of the capital, the mileage cost is then equal £ 20,438. During the previous sesiion of 1844, 31 bills for new railways were passed, the authorised capital for which was £ 11,701,717 loans, £ 3,920,570; together, £ 15,6H2,287. The total length of these railways was 819 miles. The average cost, there. fore, per mile was 1: 14,3(11, not including loans, being an estimate of cost per mile of £901 below that for the lines of this srssion but, including the loans, the average cost was jE: t9,t 48. or £ 1.290, less than that irem forthe rail. ways just sanctioned. The projectors of late iaihvayS) therefore, s'ctn to have been more liberally inclined in their ptovisioiis for the construction of their lines than her-tofore; and, though we are willing to concede that lines of the present day are capable of being made for much less that what they cost years ago, we believe pro- jectors have done wisely in making some advance on the estimates of 1844.-Herapatk's Railway Journal DISCOVERY OF HUMAN SKELETONS.—LUTTEUWORTH, AUG. 17 —Last week the village of Molton, in ftorth- hamptonshire, presented a scene of considerable excite- ment, caused by the discovery of the skeletons of three human beings. 1' appears that some men were engaged in digging a piece of ground adjoining the school house, when they came to the remains of a man who had appa- rently been hastily buried and after digging a little fur- ther from the same spot, they came to the remains of two human beings, one lying across the other. As no battle bad ever been fought in the neighbourhood, the inference was that ail thi'ee Parties liad come unfairly by their deaths. The sext°n was informed of the circ,m.*stance> when he came to the place, collected the bones together, and buried them 111 th.e churchyard, but without commu- nicating with the vicar or the civil authorities the circumstances subsequently coming to the knowledge of the minister, he expressed great displeasure at the conduct adopted by the sexton, but did not give any orders to have the bones exhumed, or, as far as we on learn, give any intimation of the circumstance8 to the coroner; as there is no doubt, had the latter being ac- quainted with the matter, he would have instituted an inquiry, and thus have obtained some solution of an affair which is at present enveloped in complete mystery. DREADFUL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—A frightful accident occurred oil the Manchester and Leeds line on Tuesday night. The Express train, which leaves Leeds at six o'clock, P.M., started with a powerful Eliginr and two first class carriages only. It proceeded at a 9 wry rapid rate, and about seven miles from Leeds it ittained a very high speed. A witness of it, who hves clese to the line, told me he never saw a train going SQ fast: he thought it went fifty miles an hour! The engine sprang from the rails, ran along the ground thirty yards, and then down an embankment of about forty feet. The engine was very much damaged, he first carriage shi- vered, and the next carriage m ,wh broken. All the pas- sengers were horribly cut and shaken. A lady and gen- tleman and daughier, were taken to the infirmary, all hor- ribly mangled. The stoker was much hurt. The en- gineer appeared to come off the iest. I trust that this accident will call forth your ab.epf-n, to endeavour to put a stop to travelling above twenty-five miles per hour I on narrow guage lines. Parliament must interfere, or we •hall have murders upon a whclesale scale,-Sun, DANGER TO ST. PETER s AT ROME.—A letter from Rome contains the following:—One of the most splendid monuments of Catholic art, the dome of St. Peter's at Rome, inspires serious alarm in the minds of the archi- tects of the city. For a long time past the cupola has been cranked in many placcs, and ten arches of iron, weighing 60,000 kilogrammes, have been placed so as to prevent its fall. It has just been discovered that the lanternino, above which rises the cross which crowns the edifice, is cracked through and through. The numerous lightning conductors which had been erected by Pope Pius VII., for the protection of the edifice, removes all idea of this mischief having been the effect of a thunder- storm. The lanternino is being surrounded by heavy iron chains, to prevent the cracks from extending. The restoration of the ancient Basilic of St. Paul, on the Ostia-road, and which was destroyed by fire some years since, is almost completed. An English company has just made a proposition to the Papal Government for deepening the Tiber. It demands neither payment nor indemnity, hoping to repay itself by the monuments of antiquity which it expects to find in the bed of the river. If the Pontifical Government accede to this offer, it is thought at Rome that the company will have an excellent bargain. —Galignani. EXECUTION FOR MURDER.—The execution of Benjamin Ellison for the murder of Elizabeth Seaman, (a person respectably connected in Swansea),' took place on the new drop in front of the county gaol at Bodmin, on Monday week, at noon. The prisoner, who was evi- dently a man of very strong nerve, had maintained the greatest firmness throughout his trial, eating heartily of sandwiches, and taking notes of the evidence; he received his sentence with great composure. This firm- ness and indifference continued until Wednesday week, up to which time he had buoyed himself up with the hope of a reprieve, neither acknowledging nor denying his guilt. On being told there was no hope, he treated it with astonishing firmness. His conduct has been very exemplary since his condemnation, and his engagement in prayer incessant. He spoke very feelingly of the at- tention of the Chaplain, expressing his gratitude for the unremitted kindness which he received from the rev. gentleman, and the other officers of the prison, and especially from the Governor (Mr. Everest). Previous to the prisoner's coming out of his cell, he said to the executioner, "You must do your duty." On observing the Sheriff, he requested that gentleman to permit him to have his face covered when led to the drop. On being told that it could not be allowed, the prisoner coolty bowed. The prisoner, when in the press-room, engaged fervently in prayer for some minutes, and on leaving it said, "0 Lord thou gavest to me my soul, and he pleased to take it again He prayed for all his enemies and the spec- tators come to witness his execution for the sake of curiosity." He then said to the executioner, Put down my shirt and coat collar;" and on that person's trying to take off his stock before, he told him it was fastened behind, also adding, II My hands are too loose, I fear." He walked from the Chapel to the drop with unabated firmness, and on leaving the Chapel, requested to be al- lowed to put on a black coat, which was permitted, the prisoner having worn the blue frock-coat in which he was tried at the Chapel. This alteration made, the prisoner was dressed entirely in black. OJ) stepping on the drop, he stood perfectly erect, and turning round to the executioner again said, "Put down the collar of my shirt, I fear it is in the way." He said not a word to the multitude, which it is calculated amounted to 20,000 persons. The executioner carefully adjusted the rope, to facilitate the death of the wretched man, who aided him in doing so by holding his head on one side. After the cap was placed on, the unhappy man seemingly engaged in prayer, and repeated audibly "0 Lord into thy hands I commend my spirit." He spoke a few words to the executioner, and then the drop fell. There was a slight movement of the hands on the fall of the drop, and in about eight minutes after a strong convulsive movement of the whole frame. The prisoner was a tall man, six feet high. lie had received a superior education, and had moved in a respectable situation in life, having been connected with the manufacturing interests of his native country. He has left a wife and family to lament his untimely and disgraceful end. BILLIARD AND BAGATELLE TABLE?.—In the new act to amend the law concerning games and wagers, which has just been printed, there are several provisions re- specting the regulations to be enforced as to the keeping of billiard and bagatelle tables. Persons keeping inns, ale-houses, and victualling-houses are to apply to the justices at licensing sessions to grant licenses at their discretion to keep billiard and bagatelle boards, or in- struments used in any game of the like kind. The licenses are to be annual, for which a sum of 6s. on each is to be charged. With regard to places other than those mentioned, and which abound in the metropolis, licenses in Middlesex and Surrey are to be taken out after the 5th of April last, and elsewhere after the 10th of October next; and during the continuance of such licenses the words Licensed for billiards" shall be conspicuously exhibited. Persons keeping such places without licenses are to be considered as keepers of common gaming-houses, and proceeded against accordingty and, on conviction, in a summary manner to pay or be committed to prison. Billiards are not to be played after one o'clock, and before eight of the clock ill the morning of any dav," nor on Sundays, or other days appointed to be kept as a public fast or thanksgiving. All constables and officers are empowered to enter places where billiards or bagatelle are played as often as they think proper, and on refusal to be admitted the keepers to be deemed guilty of an offence against the tenor of their licenses. I:> GREAT NORTH AND SOUTH WALES AND WORCESTER RAILWAY.—The promoters of this project, consisting of some of the most influential gentleman in the princi- pality of Wales, have long considered the best method of connccting the nonh and south counties with the best point of comrnunicatioll to the metropolis and Birming- ham, and havertt length decided on the present plan. The proposed line wilJ cocrlllllence at Carnarvon and terminate at Carmarthen, with a branch to Cardigan, taking in the important towns and ports of Lampeter, Tregaron, Aberystwith, round Cadcr Idris by Doljjelly, Tremadoc, Hantlyfne. and Carnarvon this line will thus afford the most accessible and direct communication with Fishguard, Newport, Newqnay. Aberayrou,- Aberdovey, and Bar- month. This railway will form an excellent point for a junction with the Welsh Midland and South Wales Rail- way, and th is connect the whole of Wales with the me- tropolis and the midland and manufacturing counties of England, offering in all directions outlets for the mineral and agricultural produce of Wales—her slate, coa?, iron. tin plates, butter, fruit, woollen goods, &c., and the com- pletion and occupation of this line wit), no doubt, bring into cultivation many thousand acres of laud now lying barren, by the cheap introduction of lime where difficult to be procured. The line has been surveyed, and chosen through waste or sheep walk of little value, and where no severe engineering difficulties shall greatly enchance the cost. Through a country like Wales, with its romantic scenery, and mineral and other treasures, there is no doubt railways, when once established, will pay a fair return to the shareholder, and the one under notice, con- necting so many populous districts, with four coast har- bours, bids fair to be among those whose returns of trafic will continually increase, aud thus pay a fair a"iount of profit. GAMING-HOUSES.—In the new act concerning games and wagers there are several provisions respecting gaming-houses. In order to remove the difficulties which have arisen on prosecutions, to prove that the house alleged was a common gaming house, it is now provided, that in the absence of other evidence it shall be sufficient to show that the place is kept open or used for playing therein at any unlawful game, and that a bank is kept there by one or more of the players exclusively of the others, or that the chances of any game played therein are not alike favourable to all the players, including among the players the banker or other person by whom the game is managed, or against whom the other players stake, play, or bet, and every such house or place shall be deemed a common gaming-house. In places out of the jurisdiction of the metropolitan police, magistrates may issue warrants to officers to enter houses. Persons keeping gaming-houses, and every person having the care or management of the same, and also hankers, croupiers, & may now be summarily convicted, and fined JE100, or sent to prison for six months, and on non-payment of penalties, a warrant of distress levied on their goods. It shall not be necessary in future to prove that the persons found playing wero playing for any money, wairer, or stake. I he commissioners of police may authorise a superintendent and constable to enter gaming-houses, and to seize all instruments of gaming, and to take into custody all persons found therein. Search may be made for instruments of gaming. In proceedings to be insti- tuted after the passing of this act, it shall be sufficient evidence to show that there were cards, dice, balls, coun- ters, tables, or other instruments in the room entered, or on the person seized, although no play was actually going on at the time, and all such things shall be destroyed. Witnesses examined on gambling transactions are to receive from the magistrates before whom they are callad certificates of indemnification, FATAT. CONFLICT BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND WIFE. —On the night of Thursday week considerable excite, ment was caused in the neighbourhood of Tower-street, London, by the universal prevalence of a report that a man of the name of Joseph Williams Bean had murdered his wife, at his residence, G, Priest-alley, l ower-street, City. It appears that between eight and nine o'clock the lodgers in the upper floor were alarmed by a violent wrangling between the parties, who at the time were in their apartments on the ground-floor. Shortly after- wards blows were heard, and a noise, as of a weight having fallen upon the floor. The assistance of the police having been obtained, Sergeant Miller, of the Power-street division, entered the apartment, and finding the woman lying on the floor, he demanded the cause of the occurrence, when he was informed that the woman hail been accusing her husband of ill-treating the family, and that he had subsequently struck her, immediately after which she fell backwards upon the ground, the heel of her boot having caught in a hole in the floor, in conse- quence of which it had been torn off from the upper leather. She then appeared to be in the agonies of death. Medical aid was instantly procured, Mr. Robin- son, the surgeon to the Custom-house, and Mr. Hutchinson, of 16, Trinity-square, being very quickly upon the spot. Mr. Robinson attempted to bleed the unfortunate creature, but life was ebbing fast; her neck was broken, and in a few minutes she expired, The acting insp ctor (Mr. Teague) immediately took Bean into custody, and he was at once conveyed to the chief police station in the City (Bow-lane), to await the result of a coroner's jury, which it is expected would sit upon the body on Biiday. The woman who has thus perished is only 39 jears of age. ANOTHER JJREADFUL UASE or HYDROPHOBIA. — Oil the 20th of last month, a young man, the son of a fisher- man, of the name of Arkden, residing in Barking Creek, whilst in a field in the rear of his father's house, was bitten in the leg by a pup of the mastiff breed the lad took but little notice of the place, and a few days after- wards it healed up. On Thursday morning week he for the first time complained of a pain in the thigh, which in- creased until it reached the right side, accompanied with vomiting to au extent which compelled him to go home, and he was put to bed. In the morning he complained of severe pains in the head, thirst, and a feeling as if being strangled. His parents sent for Mr. Henderson, the nearest medical practitioner, and in the interim the mother desired her son to wash his face, but upon bringing some water he exhibited the mort intense agony, dashing it from him, and fainting. In that state he was found by Mr. Henderson, who immediately declated it to be a case of hydrophobia. The usual remedies were applied, but with little effect. At one time it required the united efforts of four men (although but seventeen years of age) to hold him down. He was finally fastened to the bed, and at his own desire his eyes were covered, as even the shutting of a doort* or the passago of any one across the room, creating the slightest air, affecting him in a most frightful manner. He expired on Sunday morning a few minutes before five o'clock. FAILURE OF THE POTATOE Cnors.-It is with the deepest concern we learn that a species of blight has suddenly attacked the potatoe crops, which in its ravages, appears to have been by no means partial, but to have extended its influence throughout the country, and in some grounds to have totally destroyed the whole planta- tion. The haulm first indicates the attack by assuming a dark and withered appearance, and a speedy decompo- sition of the vegetable matter ensues, causing an intole- rahle stench to arise, impregnating the surrounding at- mosphere to such a degree that it has, in some instances, we understand, become necessary to burn it off the ground. The potatoes themselves are affected by becoming soft and pulpy on one side as if frost bitten, and are rendered totally unfit for the food of even cattle. Our horticulturists are unable satisfactorily to account for the blight by which this valuable esculent has been attacked; and if the reports that have reached us as to the extent of the injury sustained in the ciops, be not exaggerated, the failure will, we fear, be severely felt in the approach- ing winter, especially by the labouring poor. The affected potatoes are deemed so unwholesome and unfit for human food* that in sevei^t towns in this county, the sale of them has, it Is stat«r, beeu prohibited Tjy the public authorities. From a Correspondent of the Sussex Advertiser.
NOTICES, &c. Wednesday, 27th.—Sale of 2 Dwelling-Houses in Albert Street, Merthyr, at the Angel Inn, by Mr. J. Jones. Thursday, 28th.—Sale of Abermaide Estate, near Aber- ystwith, at the Belle Vue Hotel, Aberyst- with, by Mr. Goode. „ Sale of Corn and Hay, at the Greave Farm, parish of Wenvoe, by Mr Leyshon. Saturday, 30th.—Sale of Westra Farm, at the Cardiff Arms Inn, Cardiff, by Mr. R. K. Davis.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. JGGP ,4 //COMMUNICATIONS and ADVERTISEMENTS intended for this JO URN iL should be forwarded earhj in the Week-not later than THURSDAY HORNING. OUR READERS AND SUBSCRIBERS. — We should feel obliged to such of our friends and readers as will send us information of matters of local and general interest— meetings and incidents occurring in their respective neighbourhoods. The obligation would be enhanced by the information being authenticated by the name and address of the correspondent. CAUOLUS,- fhe publication of your letter may create unnecessary alarm in the minds of the public. We know that means of prevention, similar to those which you suggest, have been put in force. Your letter may appear next week: it requires some consideration.
THE CARDIFF AND MEllTHYR GUARDIAN.
THE CARDIFF AND MEllTHYR GUARDIAN. FRIDAY. AUGUST 22, 1845. THE LATE DfAN OF LLANDAFF.—On Sunday last we, in company with many of the inhabitants of this town, attended divine service in the Cathedral Church of Llan- daff, having been informed that, what is termed, the funeral sermon" of the late Very Reverend W, Bruce Knight would be preached. We found that we had been in some measure misinformed because, although the excellent discourse delivered by the Rev. Richard Prichard had reference to the great loss which this diocese has recently sustained, still as the members of the deceased's family were not present, we infer that the sermon usually preached upon the death of pious individuals has yet to be delivered, and that the custom will be observed when the principal members of the family are able to be present. After the prayers, &c., had been most impressively read, Mr. Prichard entered the pulpit, and selected for his text the 23rd verse of the 15th chapter of Saint Paul's first Epistle to the Corinthians But every man in his own order: Christ the first-fruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming." After a general introductory, and after alluding in beautiful language to the happy state of immortality, which is prepared for those who shall be found. Christ's at his corning, and who after death should he" for ever with the Lord, the Reverend gentleman said—" Such my brethren we have every reason to hope and believe was he who filled the highest office in this Cathedral, and whose recent death we of this place have cause to lament. High and low, rich and poor join in, I believe, the most sincere lamentation at the early removal from us of one whose residence here was likely to prove a great blessing, and whose voluntary labours in the sacred service of this Church had, in so short a space, caused a manifest improvement by the increased number of attendants. And he, on the other han i, often expressed the great satisfaction he felt in wit- nessing the order and decorum and general attention of the congregation. He was particularly pleased in seeing so many taking their part in the services, and joining in singing the praises of the Lord. I am sure, if it had been consistent with the Will of the Great Ruler of all events, to hear the prayers and to llK||»fluenced by the wishes and the tears of his neighboure, he would have been amongst us this day: but our consolation is that our heavenly Father had something far better in store fur him. But we must not confine his loss to ourselves: his kind- ness was felt throughout the Diocese-like the ripple of the pebble on the still surface of the water, it spread its influence from circle to circle, so as to embrace within it the humblest curate up to the venerated Head of the Diocese. And what shall I say of many and many a I poor widow of his brother clergy, whose hearts he made to sing with joy; of their orphan children, whose tears were wiped away by his unparalleled exertions in their behalf! His general character, I feel, cannot be better drawn than by the able hand, and the tiiscriminatin^ judgment of him whom he served as chaplain for so many years. His words are—' Never within the compass of my experience and according to the best of my judgment had Ood a more faithful and devoted servant. I ceitainly never had a friend who stood higher in my esteem and affections, or who did more good with a total absence of pretension, or with more single-hearted benevolence. His talents, too, were of the highest order, yet no vanity—no presumption: his modesty and humility were quite as remarkable, as were the energy of his J^iod, and the variety of his powers and attainments. The memory of the just is blessed; and so will be his memory.' Such, my brethren, was the high estimation in whieh he was held by all, indeed, who knew him; and the more one knew of him the higher did he rise in one's esteem. But did this give him a claim to heaven 1 So many, I am afraid, are ready to think; but such was not his own feelings when on the bed of sickness, with Eternity in full view before him the good he had done in his day was mentioned to him as affording him con- solation and hope in the prospect of his departure: his reply proved that he had built his hope on a better foun- dation, He said—4 Say nothing to me of my good deeds; I am a sinner, and my dependence for salvation is on the Saviour who died for me!' Such I rejoice to tell you was the foundation of his hope, and it was a sure foundation. He relied on Him who came to the world to save sinners. Such are Christ's at his i-oinitig, Such are in the Lord and blessed are the dead which die in the Lord; they shall rest from their labours, and their works, follow them. 'lii delivering this beautiful eulogy of the cha- racter of the late lamented gentleman, Mr. Prichard w .s at intervals much affected. We gladly insert it, con- ceiving that everything relating to the memory of such a man will, at this moment, be read with deep interest. Sir Thomas Diffby Aubrey, Hart., is now making his annual visit to his Uantrithyd estates.-Sir fhomas is the guest of the Ilev. ttoper Tyler, the respecle-l Rector of Llantrithyd. We are rejoiced to see that the fine old mansion of Cetnmably is once mure about to be permanently occu- pied y a son of that ancient house. Colonel T\nte, of Hals well has, we hear, lent Cetnmably to his onlj son, Charles John Kerneys Tynte, Esq., who with bis amiable wife and family, are now inhabiting the seat of their ancestors.—-By the late decision, we expect that Mr. Kemeys 1 y"te (the father) will be soon called to the House of l'e-Ms as Lord Wharton. CARDIFF MARKET, August 10. —Meat as last week in price; fowls 2s. 9d. to 3s. 6d., per couple; ducks 3s. 3d. to is., pereouple. EggsiOd., perdoz.; butter Is., perlb.; french beans 2d., per lb.; potatoes 5s. to 6s., per sack. Garden stuff and fruit pleural. Meat scarcer than last week. ACCELERATION OF TIIE MAILS.—The change in the mail time takes place on Monday, the 1st of September. The arrival and departure will be as follows POST- OFFICE, CARDIFF.—The London and Gloucester mail will arrive at Curdiff at about 7:H9 a.m.; the tetter-box will be closed at 7. The Swansea and Bristol mail will arrive at 11:18 a.m.; box closed at 10:30. The Bristol and Swansea mail will arrive at 1;.t2 p.m. box closed at 12:4,5 p-n1* The mail from HohbS Point to Gloucester and London will arrive at 5;2l p.m., aud the box will be closed at 4;15 p.m. The Merthyr mall cart through Llandafl, Pontypridd, &c., will be dispatched from Cardiff lit 8:20 a.m., and return from Merthyr at 4:1) p.m. The Bonvilstone mail cart and Caerphilly messenger will be dispatched from Cardiff at 8:30 a.m., and return at 4 p.m. POST-OFFICE, N EWPoRT.-First mail, from Glouces- ter, 6:22 a.m.; from Pembroke, 6:38 p.m. Second mail, from Bristol to Swansea, 12:17 p tn. from Swansea to Bristol, 12:43 p.m. Mail from Abergavenny, 5:45 p.m.; from Iredegar, 5:20 p.m. The mail to Abergavenny, at 7 a.m. i to Tredegar, 7:30 a.m. A new line of railway is about to be submitted 10 J! public to join the Oxford, Whitney, Cheltenham, 8 "*v Gloucester line, through the Forest of Dean to Chepit0 where it will fall into the South Wales line. We perceive, by an advertisement, that Mr. Benja10' Evans has started another omnibus, and which,we' j appointed in every respect, is to run from Cardiff Newport, and return daily —(See advt.) 1 he day appointed for the sale of Herefordshire catu1 by Mr. Thomas Cooke, at Newton, Breconshire, been fixed for Saturday, the 20th of September, and n"1 on the 24th of that month as stated in our last number. COOKE'S CELEBRATED Cincus will be opened in t, town on Monday next, on which day and the follow'0^. Mr. W. O. Dale, ,4 the Champion Vaulter of E^*1* and America," will perform. AT Pengam farm, Roath, near this town, wheat cut down, housed, and thrashed during the present wee'4' It was found to be of excellent quality, and was sold 6s. 3d. per bushel. n QUICK PASSAGE. The Prince of Wales steamei f8'' her moorings at the Bute Docks on Tuesday morr-inj. last at five minutes past six, and had completely landed all her passengers at the entrance to Cumberland Bas'# at twenty minutes past eight—thus accomplishing t trip in two hours and fifteen minutes! I HE AFRICAN ROSCIUS.—The statement which appeared in most of the London and Provincial pape1* that Mr. Aldridge, the African Uoseius, was killed in tW neighbourhood of Llanidloes, by bis carriage falling o*'e' a precipice 120 feet high, is false, that gentleman havi"# performed at Neath, on Wednesday evening wee'4' Should any report of this person's death again meet eye in print, we will not attach the slightest credit 1.01\ even although we should be certain that he caused it Af be written and published himself. '0 ROUTH WALES RAILWAY.—An impression prevails.1 this neighbourhood, that it is highly probable this hne, will be commenced immediately from the town of NeW., port, westward to Aberavon, in this county, and thatf°r the present at least, it will not be carried further. ^1 would appear that the operations of the Company, are '"J some measure restricted by the projects named M carrying railway communication though the Yale Neath, and through the centre of the country by Welsh Midland line. We understand that the Taff'rive'j will be carried in a straight line from Cardiff bridge to junction with the channel—thereby obviating much the inconvenience anticipated from the irregularity of tb' course, which it has formed through the marshy grou"^ near the town. The formation of the line is vieff^ with the greatest enthusiasm in South Wales by .11, classes, who hail its establishment as one of the greater'. boons ever conferred upon the Principality. A numerou* staff of engineers, surveyors, &c., have within this week been actively engaged in this neighbourhood marking the course of the line—the position of the bridges, &c. —thereby affording additional presumption for inferring that other proceedings will be commenced forthwith. j WESLEYAN C'ONFERENCB.—The following are the sta- tions of some of the preachers, as arranged at the Con- ference just held at Leeds: -Newport (Jlonmollthslure). i James Bartholomew, Charles Howe.—Cardiff: Paul Orchard, William Davison; Wm. Pearson, 1st supernu* li merarv.—Monmouth James Meadmore, Charles North> W —Abergavenny: Maurice Britton, W. O. AHdom.— Brecon: Joseph Pratten, Wm. Worker, Lot Hughes- The following is the total number of members of th" society: — In Great Britain, 340,778 members, being *n !„ society: — In Great Britain, 340,778 members, being an !„ I increase of 1180 during the year. In Ireland, 27,926» being a decrease of 483 in the year; but during tillS» period 720 members of the society had emigrated. 011 the foreign stations the number of members is 99.609, being an increase of 1098 over last year. EXEMPTIONS UNDER THE PROPERTY AND TAX —IMPORTANT.—The Special Commissioners having | submitted to the Board of Stamps and Taxes the expe- diency uf extending the time for receiving the claims for exemption under the Property and Income Tax for the last three years, the Board have approved of the sugges- tion, and it has accordingly been determined that an/ claims made by parties prior to the 10th day of October next in respect of the first three years of the tax, or aJJ1 of them, shall be admitted; after which time no such claims can be allowed. THE SMALL DEBTS ACT.-The difficulties in either understanding or following out this incomprehensible and hasty piece of legislation are only just beginning to, develope themselves. Friday, at the Bankruptcy Court, Mr. Sturgeon applied for a summons against a debtor, who resided at Hatfield, sotne seventeen miles from Lon- don, but a difficulty arose as to the party who was to serve the summons, and the amount of remuneration for his labour, and for his own part he was free to confess v that he did not understand the act." Mr. Commissioner r onblanque said he should much wish to know who either did or could understand it; but, with respect to the service of the summonses, that must be done by the officers of this court, and the 3s. 4d. (only) allowed for such service must be increased upon taxation of costs.— [A journey to Hatfield and back to be performed for 3s. 4d.1 SOUTH WALES TURNTIKE ACT, 7 & 8 Vie. c. 91.- By the 57 clause of this act, it is enacted "That from and after the repeal of the local acts (which took, place under the order of the commissioners, for executing such act on the 14th of August instant), no toll shall be taken on any turnpike-road within any of the said counties, for any horse or other animal, carrying, drawing, or con- veying any agricultural produce, which shall have grown or arisen on land or ground, in the occupation of, or cultivated, used, or enjoyed by the owner of anv such agricultural produce; and which shall not have been bought, ««W or otherwise profitably c-AeK&ftged or dis- posed of; nor going to be bought, sold or otherwise profitably exchanged or disposed of; or for any sheep going to be washed or returning therefrom or for any horse or other animal drawing or not dtawing. which shall not go or pass more than three hundred yard* along, or upon such turnpike-road, whether the whole or any • part of such three hundred yards shall have been traversed before passing through any gate or bar, or shall be traversed after passing through the same;" and by an act of the present sessions to amend the former act, it is provided-" That no waggon, wain, tart, or other such like carriage shall be liable to toll, as a caravan by reason of its being constructed on springs, unless the same shall be customarily employed in the convevance of passengers for hire" An useful clause has also been added, enabling the county road boards to sell the toll-houses which have been abandoned or which formed part of the toll-houses existing at the passing of the old act. By the old law, toll-houses must have been pulled down and the materials » sold. CARDIFF BENEFIT AND ANNUITANT SOCIETY. The I report of the proceedings of the last annual meeting of r this society has been lately circulated amongst t ie mem- bers. From the statements of accounts appended thereto, apPf|19 »hat the total fund of the society is £ 189-4 follows-— receipts duri,ls tlle P;ist year were as Monthly payments £ 74 2 21 Payments—Sick Members* 40 8 0* The society was established in the year 1821, at which 1845 isCp"S|18fte(f tiUM>five membe™ ? th« number for 184D IS eighty-four. The capital of the society is in- jected in the Bank of England to the account ofthe ,'H |111So?n?rS Re,luction ^e National Debt,and 1 nn » 'i Pa^uftum,uUy in lipu of interest for every 100 invested. This privilege, we understand, is not en- joyed by any other society within the county, and arises from the rules having origindly been prepared under the v supervision of Morgan, Esq., who was at that time the actuary of t.ie London Equitable Assurance Company. ON MONDAY last, upwards of four hundred of the in- habitants of Bristol aud its neighbourhood visited this town. They arrived by the Glamorgan steamer, and returned by the Prince of Wales, which waa literally crammed. We understand that the day was most plea- santly spent, and that the members of the party expressed themselves highly satisfied with the hearty reception afforded them by our townspeople Proceedings of thu kind are calculated to strengthen the friendly feelings with which the inhabitants of this county have ever viewed our Bristol neighbours, We think it due to Captain Jones, the very efficient commander of the Prince of Wales steamer, to state that the passeneers generally expressed their sense of his kindness to them throughout, & also of the speed with which, by his. skill & knowledge of the channel, he made the passage to Bristol under ciieuinstauces of no ordinary difficulty, occasioned by the crowded state of the vessel. FATAL ACCIDENT, An inquest waa held at the Shiiuldpr-of-Mutton Tavern, 011 Saturday last, before R. Lewis Reece, K*q„ coroner, 011 view of the body of Thomas Rees, a littIe boy in the Othyearofhis age, son of one Thomas Hees of Vachell's Court, in this town. William llees swom "I alii a saddler & live in Frederick Street. I was employed this morning to assist the Toll collector of the Western gate. At about twelve o'clock a waggon loa led with timber, from Lancarvau, entered 1. the town through the gate. The driver was at the head f of his horses at the time, and had full control over them* Just after he had paid me the tolls a boy came to me and f said—44 For God's sake stop the horses." The horses k were stopped immediately. I then saw the deceased S little boy between the I olster-the block of wood on f Which timber rests in wa-gons of this kind—and the f w.ieel. He was firmly ja .,nec\ and quite dead. He must 11'I"e fallen on his head between the bolster and the wheel, and so. as the wheel nuned roulld, his body-head. neck, shoulders, stomach and hip-were drawn in and crushed in then pas^e. So firmly was the poor little f. Ilow wedged 111 that he could not he got out until we had taken two o, ,he horses—hitched thorn to the back of the waggon—.and drew it backwards, when the wheels threw usbo.ty out in .he s—: manner as it had beendrawnin. It happened within tiuee yujds of the gate. When the dnver saw the ohiid dead nmllllangled in that manner he fell on his K11 ess and was dreadfully alarmed. The' waggon nail not been stopped as 1 was ready to receive the oils I homas Prodgers. aged 14, said that in the morn. «g deceased and himself went with a horse to Canton, n he» return by the road they overtook a waejjon a* en wit\ timber, upon which deceased attempted to get, ■inrl wOi,0,1; .I down by the waggoner. He went down anrl walked with the waggon until it stopped-at the gate, when he again attempted to get up. Witness told deceased to come down as he would sure to be killed if he persisted in his MtK-tu t. Deceased then bogan to descend having us feet 011 the edge of the wheel and holding on by the chain. The waggon was put ia motion by the waggoner, w 10 did not perceive the child's dangerous position—the chain slipped from his grasp, and the little fellow fell between the bolster arci the wheel, and was instantly kided as described. He uttered one cry of 44 Oh dear" as he fell and was mmediately afterwards a fearfully- crushed corpse The waggon, it was stated, belonged i J Mr, David Price of Lancarvan, and was driven hv I Richard L.ewis. Verdict—44 Accidental Death, with tbj nominal deodand of one shilling on the; waggon,"