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FRIDAY. AUGUST 29. 1845.


FRIDAY. AUGUST 29. 1845. The Lord James Stuart, Lady James Stuart, and family, left Cardiff Castle on Monday last, for Scotland. The barristers appointed to revise the lists of voters for this county are John Wilson, Esq., and E. C. Lloyd Hall, Esq. The accomplished members of Cooke's celebrated circus astonished the inhabitants of this place with their per- formances on Tuesday and Wednesday last. ON Saturday last, a little boy. named Edward Dart, aged 4 years, and the son of Stephen Dart, who resides in Wharton Place, was severely bitten by a dog belonging to a Mrs. Evans, of Wharton-street. LOCAL IMPROVEMENT.—The Surveyor of the High- ways having received estimates for cleansing and covering the drain in Whitmore Lane near the Gas Works, we earnestly. hope that he will no longer delay in com- encing this very necessary public improvement. VOCAL ENTERTAINMENT. — We perceive by an adver- tisement in another column, that on Wednesday evening, the 24th of September, the inhabitants of Cardiff and its neighbourhood will have an opportunity of being de- lighted with the exquisite vocal abilities of Mr. Wilson, who intends giving his "Scottish Entertainments." Early applications should be made for places in the dress circle, as we feel confident the house will be crammed to the ceiling. ACCIDENT.—On Thursday last, a little girl whilst run- ning across Duke-street, was knocked down by a gig, one of the wheels of which passed over her back. At first it was supposed that the accident would terminate fatally, but we find this (Friday) morning that no serious consequences are to be apprehended, and that the injuries sustained are not of a very alarming character. WIIITCIIURCII. We had the pleasure, on Sunday last, of being present in the morning service at the above Church, where the Rev. W. Payne, M.A., chaplain of the Caledonia, officiated in the absence of the Rev. R. Pritchard, The sermon, to which we would especially allude, hsd for its text 1st verse of the 7th chap. 2nd Cor., Having there- fore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse our- selves from all nithiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." The reverend gentleman possesses in an eminent degree the felicity of simplifying, by a method peculiarly his own, the doctrinal tenets of our holv religion, and a correctness of diction which gives powerful effect to every sentence. The discourse breathed throughout the salutary and healing spirit of the gospel. The conclusion, a climax sublimely beautiful, where the law and the gospel, like the confluence of kindred streams, unite and tranquilly blend their tributary virtues, and finally repose iu the halo of the Piviae benediction CORONER'S INQUEST.—An inquest was held at the Railway and Steam-packet Hotel, Bute-sNeet, on the evening of Monday last, before Charles R. Vachelh Esq., M.D., deputy-coroner, on view of the body of a lad named John Gillmore, which was found that morning floating in the Bute Docks, by one Joseph Wright, and conveyed by the directions of Mr. Superintendent Stock- dale to the public-house just mentioned. By the evidence adduced, it appeared, that the deceased was a fatherless idiot boy, aged 11 years, who was left by a relative under the care of a person, named Mark Curry, on the 7th of August; and that on the 17th August, Curry's wife saw him last alive. His relative (a wanderer) returned to Cardiff on the 17th of August, and finding the boy miss- ing, instituted a rigorous search—caused him to be cried" twice, but did not succeed in obtaining any in. formation respecting him. The jury, at the suggestion of the deputy-coroner, returned a verdict of Fouud dead," as there was no evidence to show how or by what means the deceased had met with his death, although circumstances rendered it very probable that he had accidentally fallen into the dock, and had been drownell.. WESTERN CIRCUIT.—BRISTOL, AUG. 20.-[BEFonS Mn. JUSTICE EIILE.] FRANCIS AND ANOTHER v. GROVER—This was a feigned issue from the Court of Chancery to try the validity 0 of a clause in the will of John Key, of Ely, near Cardiff, by which a legacy was left to Margaret Evans. The legacy was bequeathed in the following words:—" I give and bequeath unto Margaret Evans the sum of £ 20 a year, to be paid during the term of her natural life." The will was regularly executed, but the words quoted had a pencil mark through them, and the question in issue was, whether that erasure was designed by the testator to be a cancella- tion of that bequest. The testator, Mr. Key, by his will, left several legacies to his servants, of whom Margaret Evans (wife of the plaintiff) was one, and his will was drawn with much particularity. It was executed in the year 1805, three years before the death of the testator, who resided at Cardiff, and left a gentleman named Greenwood as his sole executor. Mr. Greenwood paid I the legacy to Mr. Francis up to the time of his death in 1827. The grandson of Mr. Key, for whom the bulk of the property had been devised in trust, afterwards became of age, and 011 getting possession of his property he pro- cured the will from Mr. Greenwood, arid on minutelv ex- amining it discovered the pencil marks referred to. The grandson (Mr. Grover) then refused to pay the legacy any longer. Things remained in this state till 1833, when a gentleman named Dalton, on behalf of the plaintiff, filed a bill in Chancery, with which, however, he did not proceed. Subsequently, in 1843, the suit was revived, and the result of it was, that Mr. Vice Chancellor Wigram had sent down the present, issue for trial. The counsel for the defendant contended that the erasure amounted to cancellation of the will, which the testator had in- tended in consequence of his having quarrelled with Margaret Evans. The counsel directed the attention of the learned judge to various cases bearing upon the present issue, and asked the jury to conclude that, the erasure was a deliberate act of the testator, which was intended to be as final and conclusive as if he had erased it in ink. Mr. Justice Erie summed up the case with much clearness, explaining the law relating to wills, and the mode in which they could be legally revoked. The jury without hesitation found a verdict for the plaintiffs, thereby deciding that the erasure did not amount to can- celling the legacy. THE LATIJ DEAN OF LLANDAFF.—On Sunday last, the relations of this lamented dignitary attended at the Cathe- ) dral, Llandaff, when a most feeling and appropriate ser- mon was delivered by the Itev. Evan Price Thomas, Junior Vicar Choral. The text was from 20th of 1st Sam., v. 3—" There is but a step between me and Death." The Rev. Gentleman dilated in forcible language on the character of the late Dean, and forcibly insisted on the advantage of profiting by so bright an example. He dilated in feeling language on the powerful discourse (the last which he ever preached) that the Dean had delivered within those walls on last Trinity Sunday, the 18th May; and felt assured that no one who then heard him would forget that Saviour whose Divinity was on that occasion 10 beautifully declared. The discourse seemed to make a deep impression on a large and serious audience. We i observed the families of Duffryn, Coedriglan, and St. Hilary, present. The Prayers and most of the Seiviee were read by the Rev. J. M. Traherne, the Chancellor of the Cathedral. An admirable sermon was also preached j in the afternoon of the same day by the Rev. — Payne, on the virtues and the infirmities of Hezekiah, from 32d chapter 2nd Book of Chronicles, v. 31. AT a monthly meeting of the Commissioners appointed under the Cardiff Improvement Act. held on Monday last, we understand it was resolved to order that Little Fre- derick-street should be forthwith pitched and paved and that notices should be given to the owners of all houses situate in that street to do so within one month from the date of the meeting. Orders were made for payment to the surveyor of £ 14 17s. for payment of bills incurred during the past month in repairing the pitching, paving, crossings of the town, and for sweeping the sheets to the contractor on account of broken stones for the roads in Saint Mary's-street and other parts of the town, the sum of JE5: for payment of the property tax on monies borrowed the sum of £2 3s. 9d: to the Cardiff Gas and Coke Company the sum of £257 3s. 8d.—in all £279 4s. 5d. The collector being much in arrear in the col- lection of the current rate, the meeting was adjourned for fourteen days in order to enable him to take such measures as are required by the Act of Parliament to en- force payment of the rate. LLANDAFF.—On Saturday afternoon last, an accident took place, near Llandaff, by which a. man, whose name we have not been able to ascertain, received such severe injuries as to render it necessary for him to be confined to his bed. Mr. John Williams, of Crosvane's cart having some bars of iron in it, was descending the hill towards LhuJaff turnpike-gate, when the horse suddenly darted off, having been, probably, hurt by the projection of one of the bars. The cart came in contact with the gate post, which it bore down, and also ran against the man above referred to. We understand that the only blame to be attached to the driver is, that he did not see that the bars were properly secured in the cart previous to commencing his journey. On Sunday morning a barn fell down in Llandaff with a crash that shook the surrounding houses, causing some to imagine that the prognostications of Mr. Piince were about to be verified. This building bad been for some time in Captain Hill's possession, who generally spent some time ill it daily during week days: providentially, at the time of the accident, no person was near, otherwise the consequences would inevitably have been most disastrous. CARDIFF MARKET, 23rd Aug. —Beef, 7d.; mutton, 6id. 7d.; lamb, ûtd., 7d.; veal, 6|d, 7d.; geese, 3s. 6d. each; ducks, 3s. 6d. to 4s. per couple fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s. do.; butter, Is. per lb. j cheese, Gd. to 7id. do eggs, f Od. per doz.; potatoes, 5s. to 5s. 6d. per sack, or 2s. per cwt.; apricots, Is. Gd, per doz.; plums, 4J. per quart. CARDIFF SAVINGS' BANK.—Saturday, Aug. 16, 1845. Amount of deposits received, £171 Is. OIl. amount paid, JC214 2s. Id.; number of depositors, 38 Satur- day. Aug. 23.—Amount received, £162 5s. Od. amount paid, £49 12s. 7d; number of depositors, 21. THE HARVEST. The weather during the week has been rather changeable-alternately dry and very hot, and \eij wet. e have spoken to many practical farmers on v the subject, and they seem to anticipate, upon the whole, at least an average crop. Accounts from different parts of the kingdom vary much: perhaps no better summary can be given than the following, which we extract from the columns of the Morning Post:—Whatever may be the result of the present harvest, it is, we believe, unques- tionable, that so far as human exertions can go, much more has been done in the last year to obtain a good pro- duce from the land thaaHvas ever done before. We are not without strong hope that even yet a fair crop will be obtained this season; certainly inferior in quality to that of last year, but probably considerably more in quantity. This we say, though we suspect that most of the accounts from thfi country which tell us that as yet no damage has been done are more flattering than true. Some districts have indeed been wonderfully fortunate compared with others; but we lather think it must be admitted that in all more or less damage has been done to the grain crops. On the other hand, it should be observed that the crops were heavier on the ground at the end of July than they were almost ever known to be before and if four-fifths of the corn should come to maturity and be safely har- vested, the crop .will still be an average one. It is also to be observed, that while last year was almost a failure in respect to green crops and roots, this year promises the greatest abundance in that description of farming. Last year the difficulty was to flud food for cattle; this year it is to find stock to eat the foo l. Upon the whole, not- withstanding the scarcity of sunshine this year and the abundance of wet, we may hope that, taking- all things together, there will be a fair average of general produce aud though the toil and Anxiety of the farmer will be great, the ultimate results will be better than they some- times are in seasons which lead to very low prices." v TRUE IVORITF.S.—On Tuesday last, the Ivorites of this town, had what may be termed "'a field day." Eaily in the forenoon, the members, arrayed in scarfs,"&c., assembled at their lodge rooms at the Marchioness of Bute Inn, Great Frederick-street, and the Hill's Arms, llill's-ter- race and having met in Great Frederick-street, pro- ceeded in procession, preceded by a band of music, tnd accompanied with banners and the regalia of the lodges, through the principal streets of the town. The proces- sion then directed its course to the Welsh Baptist Chapel, wheie a most instructive discourse was delivered by the minister, which, we are informed, the Ivorites listened to with great attention. After Divine service, the proces- sion was again formed, and after perambulating several streets, returned to Great Frederick-street, where it I divided into two parts,—one proceeding to HiU's-tenace and the other to tho Marchioness of Bute Inn. The odga rooms 'especially that in Great Frederick-street— ra0it tastefully decorated with evergreens, festoons floweis, &c., and presented a pleasing and gay appear- ance. Dinner had been, of course, provided at both lodge rooms. With respect to the proceedings at the xlarchioness of Bute lodge, we can only state that the entertainment prepared was in every respect excellent— nist-rate, and was placed upon the table in a manner circulated to verlect great credit upon the esteemed host and hosteas (Mr. and Mrs. John) who were throughout the thy most active in their exertions towards rendering the festivities as complete as possible. At the Hill's Arms, we believe, Mrs. Morgan had not been negligent, the best proof of which is that the members expressed the greatest satisfaction with the dinner placed before them. About 120 members, we understand, dined, including the number at both lodges. Everything r,assed off remaik- *bly Well,