NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. lt'Z' J //COMMUNICATIONS and ADVERTISEMENTS intended Jor this TO UR N A L should be forwarded carl if in the Week-not lalafllall THURSDAY MOUSING. READERS AND SCBSCRHIEKS.—We should feel obliged 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 %I address of the correspondent. "THE LATE DEAN OF LLANDAFF."—We have had such Numerous applications for the paper of Aug. lGth, con- taining the- interesting memoir of the lamented Dean of LlandaiF, that (although we printed 300 additional copies) we have no means of supplying the demand. '\V e have, therefore, at the request of several of our correspondents, printed on a small separate sheet the two notices on this subject which appeared in our paper of the above date and also a short memoir v»'hich appeared at the same time in Felix Firley's Mrisiol Journal. They may be had upon application at our office. our last, several English translations of William Hopkin's amusing Welsh verses, containing a descrip- tion of the slaughtering of the bull of Maesgadlawr, have reached us; and with which, we confess, we were highly gratified, more particularly with that sent by D from the banks of the slow-flowing Ouse,' who evi- dently possesses abilities of no ordinary character; but as we have already devoted a considerable portion (If OUT space to the insertion of an English translation, we feel that we cannot further trespass upon the space allotted to general intelligence by admitting either of our correspondents' favours. The uaauthenticated account of a marriage in the neigh- bourhood of Bridgend cannot be inserted. Cerdd o Ganmoliacth," &c., has been received, and will receive due attention. A Pembrokeshire correspondent informs us that labourers are not scarce in that county, and that a plentiful sup- jdy may be obtained for' wages amounting on the average otilv to Is. 2.1. per day. We copied the state- ment to which our correspondent refers from the co- Junius of a contemporary.
THE CARDIFF AJU MERTflfR GUARDIAN. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1815. THE WEATHER.—During the week the weather has beautifully tine, and the proceedings of the harvest "ave been carried on i:i this neigaoourhood with much *!gour and activity. VOCAL EN"TI:RTAINMEXT.—We have again to direct attention to Mr. Wilson's advertisement, and to request t 'at parties who wish to secure places in the dress circle will do so without delay. Hony FOUND IN THE IJUTB DOCKS.—This morning rtda\) as two men were sauntering along the side of Bute Docks, they saw the body of a child, completely tlothed, floating in "the water, which they instantly took up and conveyed to the premises of the Swan Inn, Bute, :treet. It was recognised by some persons as being body of a little boy, aged 8 years, the son of a Mr. master of the Kate, of Bristol. The chil.l was missed about nine day" ag •. The vessel li-ft this harbour about a week since. An inquest will be held shortly, ^ben a strict investigation into every circumstance con- nected with the afr-iir will, of take place. MILITARY MOVEMENTS. —Three companies of the 75th *-egiment of Foot reached Cardiff during the week, and |low remain here under the command of Lieuteuant- ^olonel Halifax, waiting the arrival of the Government Dee, in which they are to he conveyed to Ireland. The fine regimental band has upon one or two ^^e-isions played in front of Cardiff Castle, to the inex- pressible delight of crowds of well-dressed persons. We also observed in the grounds the carriages of some of the iia>ghbou»-jng gentry. SALE OF LAND.—On Saturday last, the freehold estate, kno«.g»n as the Westra Fawr Farm, was brought to the hammer by Mr, li. K. Davis. The estate comprised about 120 acres, and was put up in four lots. The first l;)t, containing 45a. lr. 5p., with a farm house and °fiices, &c., was not sold. The reserved sum was 1180 8u»neis, The second lot, containing 30a. Ir. 31 p. was !;ol<l for 620 guineas. The third lot, containing l-i acres, *"s sold for :1'jQ guineas. The fourth lot, confining Or. 15p,, ivas sold for GO guineas. Mr. Lee, of ) 'raspowis, was the purchaser, and we understand that ie has since bought the first lot by private contract. J'IIE HAPPY FAMILY. — We beg to call attention to an advertisement which appears in another column, having reference to the happy family"—a collection of upwards of one hundred animals of directly opposite natures to other, living in an immense cage together in perfect 'arrnoiiy rats fondling with the domestic cat, the fox gating with ducks and fowls, or playing with two fine errier dogs a ferret lying side by side with a rabbit, t0ves and fowls roosting with hawks and owls; in short, the whole forms a feat which baffled the genius of Yan Amburgh. PANTECHNICON.—The largest establishments in the preat metropolis have, it seems, called provincial enter- prise on a similar plan into the field. In Mr. Kearney's, Cardiff Pantechnicon, will be found an extensive assort- ment of all that can be necessary to furnish a house j- the stock of beds, bedsteads, chairs, &c., of all descriptions, s very great, and the prices will be found exceedingly 0vv ,r—See advt. FOOD'S BANKRUPTCY.—No dividend is to be paid, ^'e are informed, at the meeting of creditors convened } an advertisement, which appears in another column. COLLIERY EXPLOSION AT ABEKDARE.—Information 'cached our office late on Thursday night, that an explosion had taken place at Mr. Davies's colliery, Aberdare, by which three men had been severely burnt, and the colliery much shattered." BOYS' GRAPHIC UNION.— We beg to call particular attention to .\1 Boys' advertisement, which will be found 111 another part of this impression, from which it appears that considerable advantages are held out to the public as Jndueeinents to become subscribers. CARDIFF MARKET, 30ih Ate.—Beef, 7d. to 8d.; mut- t°n and lamb, Cjd. to7d.; veal, fid. to Gid.; pork, Gd. b'|d.; geese, 3s. to 3s. *5d. each; ducks, 3s. to 3s. 6d. per couple; fowls, 2s. Ud. to 3s. per couple; butter. Is Id. per lb. eggs, 9d. per doz.; cheese, Cd. to 71(1, per lb.; potatoes, os. to 5s. Gd. per sack; kidney beans, lid. per lb.; peas, 2s. per peck; apricots, Is. to Is. Gd. Per doz.; plums, 4d. per quart. I wo of the Commissioners in Lunacy visited the Union House of the Cardiff district on Friday last with the view of making enquiries into the number and con- dition of pauper lunatics. After concluding the enquiries which were more immediately the object of their mission, they went through the v;„,uus rooms ot' the establishment, and then expressed their opinion f'¡ the order and regula- ''ly maintained in the hotfse by the following entry which they made in the Visitors' Book :—" August 28;h, 1815. "_e have this day seen the idiotic and imbecile paupers in this workhouse, and have inspected several of the wards appropriated to the general paupers and we have much pleasure in bearing testimony to the cleanliness and good urder which we have observed in the establishment." I.>igrled) B. \V. Proctor and J. C. Prichard, Commis- sioners in Lunacy." We observe by the Gazette that Prichard (Bristol) was recently appointed a Medical Commissioner iu the place of Dr. Henry Herbert Southey, resigned, PEDESTRIANISM.—A foot-race, for E5 a-side, took place on the North road, near this town, on the evening of Saturday last, between "Evan of the Maendy," (a native of Pembrokeshire), and Walter Thomas, known as Cilaul." The distance was two miles, which the Pem- brokeshire man ran in capital st) Ie. Cilaul gave up the contest long before he arrived at the winning point. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at the Shoulder of Mutton Tavern on the afternoon of Monday last, before R. Lewis Reece, Esq Coroner, on view of the body of John Owen, manager of the stationary or pumping engine at the Taff Vale railway terminus. It appeared from statements made by Mr. William Craig and others, that on Friday night he and several of the workmen, including the deceased, were engaged in removing one of the pumps of the engine to the repairing or fitting-up shop, and that having removed it, deceased was left with the engine which was at work. In a short time Mr. Craig sent a boy to the engine-house for some waste or cotton to wipe his hands with the boy found the deceased on the ground entangled with the machinery. He ran instantly and informed Mr. Craig of the circumstance, who there- upon hastened to the spot—found the deceased's left arm and side under the teeth of the wheels, and so jammed as actually to have stopped the engine. He (Mr. C.) instantly sent for men, and took steps for re- moving the lifeless body, which, after very considerable labour and difficulty, wag effected. Deceased's death must have been nearly instantaneous, as his body was frightfully mangled by the teeth of the wheel. It was surmised that the poor fellow must have accidentally fallen into the machinery, as he moved about attending to his duties as engine man. During the day he com- plained to a fellow-workman of illness, and said he had been spitting blood. The enquiry extended over a space of three or four hours, but this statement contains all the material facts which were elicited. The jury returned a verdict ofFound crushed and dead, by an engine, in an engine-house of the Taff Vale Railway Company." The deceased was a married man, in his iCth year, and has left a widow, but fortunately no children. On the evenings of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday lectures were delivered in the theatre, Crockherbtown, by a Mr. It. K. Philp, On the H lllnall Body and the Evils of Intemperance." The lectures were accompanied by illustrations, which were shown by a powerful oxy- hydrogen microscope. We understand that the whole passed oif with considerable credit, and that the lecturer was warmly applauded by those who heard him. We observe in the Carmarthen Journal that the Rev. Richard Evans, P.C., of Margatn, has been presented to the livings of Llaudough and St. Mary Church, vacant by the death of the Dean of Llandaff. This is not the case. We understand that C. R. Mansel Talbot, Esq., M.P., the patron of the above consolidated living, has offered them to the ltev. gentleman above mentioned, whose acceptance of them would (under the last Plurali- ties' Act) involve the resignation of the incumbency of Margam. SUDDEN DEATH.—-An inquest was held at the Marchioness of Untc public-house, Great Frederick- street, Cardiff, oil Wednesday forenoon, before R. Lewis Reece, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of the late Mr. Thomas Davies, relieving-officer for this town and its immediate neighbourhood, who died very suddenly on the afternoon of Tuesday, at his lodgings, in Paradise Place. The following witnesses were examined :—Mrs. Anne Owen sworn The deceased lodged with me five months. He left the house yesterday morning at about 9 o'clock, having previously eaten a very hearty break- fast. He returned at one o'clock—dined at half-past one—and went upstans to his room at two o'clock. He partook of a hearty dinner, and seemed cheerful, and in his usual health, which, however, was not very good. I observed that his lips were discoloured -very much so. I went out at three o'clock; but previous to leaving, I told the servant to prepare Mr. Davies's tea by five—the usual hour, and not to mention that I had gone out. as I feared if he knew it, he might not be punctual to his meal. I returned home about seven but had been previously informed of his death. He used to take medicine occasionally; but had not taken any, I believe, latterly. — Mr. James Lewis, surgeon, said he had seen the body of the deceased, and had frequently attended him during his lifetime. He had had several attacks of illness, which attacks were attended by symptoms that clearly proved great irregularity in the action of the heart and some of the larger vessels. He had an attack at Rumney three weeks ago, and was upon that occasion very nearly a corpse, having been reduced to a state of insensibility. Deceased had very lately complained to Mr. Lewis of great uneasiness in the region of the heart; and Mr. Lewis had also observed that his lips were quite dark—a sure symptom that the blood did not return with freedom to the heart. His father's brother died of an affection of the heart, as did also deceased's sister-both having been attended by Mr. Lewis. Deceased's death was occasioned by an obstruction to the circulation of the blood, which obstruction was caused bv a disease of the heart or larger vessels.—Jane Miles said she was servant to Mrs. Anne Owen. Deceased went upstairs yesterday at two o'clock. Witness went at five o'clock to his room door—knocked but receiving no reply, went down stairs. At half-past five she went up again—opened his door—saw him stretched across the bed-looked in his face, and perceived that he was either dead or was in a fit. She became much alarmed—ran and called a young woman in, and both proceeded upstairs and clearly ascertained that deceased was dead. A young man, named Archibald Campbell, was then called in, who, on hearing the occurrence mentioned, instantly sent for Mr. Edwatd Evans, surgeon, who, upon his arrival, said deceased was quite dead. The jury returned a verdict of-" Died by the Visitation of God of a diseased heart." The deceased's features were quite discoloured, and wore an expression of extreme anguish or suffering. LUCK y ESCApg.-On Tuesday evening last, several of the waggons which had been employed in bringing the baggage of the 75th regiment to this town from Newport were returning, and as they passed near itoath the waggoners commenced racing. One of the men was thrown oif the shafts of his waggon, and the wheds over his body, but, providentially, he was not much hurt. He was placed in his waggon, and the whole party resumed their journey, and, probably, their race. We understand that the Eisteddfod of Gwent and Morganwg, held at Abergavenny, is fixed for the 13:h a,d 16th October. In consequence of a mistake L rd James Stuart's name was not inserted among the donors of prizes for this meeting—the subject not having been receive!. His lordship has, therefore, desired, with his usual liberality, (hat his ten guineas shall be given towards the Gwent Subscription Prize for toe Eisteddfod of 1S48. The chair, we peiceive by the advertisement, is to be taken by Charles Morgan, Esq., of Ruperra, and the pioceedings, it is confidently anticipated, will be eminently interesting, from the unusually large number of distinguished persons who are expected to attend. OCCUPATION OF THE PEOPLE IN GLAMORGANSHIRE.— The following statistical details relative to the occupa- tions of the people in this county, will be found both interesting and instructive. It is an extract from the abstracts made by Edmund Pnipps and lhomas Vardon, Esqrs.,the census commissioners. Ihe figures represent the number of persons engaged in the respective occupa- tions, &c., to which they are placed opposite. the number of persons engaged in the respective occupa- tions, &c., to which they are placed opposite. Commerce, trade and manufacture 23,939 Agriculture 10,086 Farmers and graziers 3,191 Agricultural labourers 6,013 Labourers n.)t agricultural 19,369 Clerical profession 259 Legal profession. 90 Medical profession. 132 Other educated persons 793 Male servants 1.816 Female servants 15,620 Of independent means 4,071 Alms-people, pensioners, &c. 354 All occupations. 70,703 Residue of population 100,48-T The number of persons per cent. engaged in trade, commerce, and manufacture is 14-0, and in agriculture 5*9. The principal manufactures are as follow, viz. The iron, employing 3113 persons, of whom 57.9 are under twenty years of age; the copper, employing 1343 persons, of whom 268 are under twenty years of age; the tin, employing 491 persons, of whom 186 are under twenty years of age; the nail, employing 160 persons, of whom 19 are under twenty years of age; the earthen- ware, employing (painters included) 138 persons, of whom 30 are under twenty years of age and the woollen, employing 119 persons, of whom 15 are under twenty years of age (exclusive of *287 persons returned simply as weavers, and 187 as spinners). The coal mines employ 6537 persons, of whom 1587 are under twenty years of age; the iron employ 1347 persons, of whom 330 are under twenty years of age and the copper employ 97 persons, of whom 17 are under twenty years of age. In addition to the above, 3465 persons are returned^ simply as miners. The quarries employ 131 persons, of whom 20 are under twenty years of age. Under the head Breconshire, will be found similar information relative to the occupations of the inhabitants of that county.
NEWBRIDGE MARKET PRICES.—Wheat, 6s. 6d. to 7s.; barley, 4s. to 4s. 6d.; oats, 2s. 9.1. to 3s.; beef, per lb., 6d. to 7d.; mutton, 6-d. to 7d. veal, 6d. to 6|d.; butter, Is. Id. 9 2 NEWBRIDGE.—A CHILD KILLED.—On Tuesday last, an inquest was held at the Maltster's Arms, Newbridge (kept by Mr. Wm. Emanuel) before R. Lewis Reece, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of a little boy, aged a years, named Thomas Williams, the son of Humphrey Williams, collier. It appeared that the accident which caused the little fellow's death took place on the evening of the 30th of August. Mr. Emanuel and others were engaged in removing a piece of heavy timber. The deceased and many other children, were playing near the spot; and Mr. Emanuel, apprehensive of danger, called to them once or twice, and desired them to go away. A piece of timber was hauled to the edge of a small declivity^down which it Was intended to be rolled the deceased, altnough repeatedly warned, approached the spot (unobserved we presume) and was going to vault over it when it rolled onwards—knocked him down, and rolled upon him. Mr. Emanuel, dreadfully alarmed, ran on, and actually, un- aided, raised the massive block of wood (in weight one ton) with one hand, whilst with the other he rescued the poor little suffering innocent. The child looked up in Mr. Emanuel's face and said—"Oh! dear, I am very much hurt," or words to that effect. lIe was eauied home; but at half-past ten that night death mercifully put an end to his sufferings, having survived the accident about three hours. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death and, together with the coroner, expressed the greatest admiration of Mr. Emanuel's con. duct. COAL-PIT ACCIDENT.—An inquest was held on Mon- day last, near the Dinas Colliery, before R. Lewis Reece, Esq coroner, on view of the body of a lad named David Williams, aged 14 years, the son of William John Williams, collier. Deceased and his father were at work in the Dinas colliery on the 27th of August; and he asked his father if he could knock away a portion of the support of the roof of the stall as they had worked out the coal. His father told him he might do it. He then struck away a piece of the timber, and thereby disen- gaged from the roof a mass of stone, weighing several hundred-weights, which fell upon him and crushed him so dreadfully that he survived the accident only fifteen hours. Medical assistance was instantly at hand but the injuries he received were of too extensive a nature to ba within the reach of mortal aid. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death." LLANTUISSENT GENERAL ANNUAL LICENCING MEET- ING was held on Friday the 29th August, 1845, before Colonel Smith, Captain Hewitt. and E. M. Williams, Esq. Forty-seven innkeeper's licenses were applied for and renewed. Two new applications for licenses were made, and which were deferred to the adjournment of the said meeting to be held on the 19th instant. ■Mary- Williams applied for a summons against B. Jfrancisfot an assault. Granted.——Mary Harris also applied for a summons against Hopkin Rees, both of the parish of Lantwitvardre, for an assault. Granted.— Benjamin Davies applied for a summons against Thomas Phillips, for an assault. Granted. William Hezekiah Morgan and Thomas Morgan appeared against Daniel Jones, for an assault. The case was adjourned to 5th September inst. Thomas Morgan appeared against Mary Morgan, for an assault, at Lanwitvardre. Defendant was found guilty aud fined 10s. 9d. and costs. Allowed four weeks to pay. Mary Hodge applied for a summons against Ann Israel and six others, all of the palish of Lantwit- vardre, for a riot near Dyhewici Colliery in the said parish. Granted.— Mary Roberts applied for a sum- mons against John Williams, for inciting the said riot, in the parish of Lautwitvardre. Granted.
CARDIFF POLICE COURT.—MONDAY. [Before Henry Morgan and Whitlock Nicholl, Esqrs.] FURIOLS RIDING.John V'uclc, a post-boy, was charged by Superintendent Siockdale with having, on Saturday last, while in a state of complete intoxication, furiously ridden down St. Mary-street, having at the time a led-horse" with him, over which he could not have much control. The culprit having expressed great peni- tence for his crime, and promised never to offend simi- larly in future, was dismissed with a severe reprimand. He put a few shillings into the Infirmary box. Superintendent Stockdale complained that certain tradesmen of the town obstructed the passage of St. Mary-street, near the canal bl idge; upon which sum- monses were issued against the offending parties, who will have to attend on Thursday. Mr. Dai id Giegory, inspector of the market, charged Nfw-y Griffiths, Thomas Watts, aud Edward Mean/, butchers attending Cardiff market, with having in their possession a pair of scales which were so defective as to occasion a loss of ^Ib. to purchasers. Having been sworn, Mr. Gregory said —" On Saturday week, at about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, a man named George Baker came to me in the market, and said a butcher in the 4th, or Welsh avenue had sold him meat which he found to be light weight. I proceeded to the spot, and saw the defendant Griffiths use the scales which I now produce. He used them and had them in his possession, as did also the other defendants, Watts and Mcasy. After walking about for some time, I went on and took the scales into my possession, and now produce them. They are '^lb. light. They are now in the same state as they were when the defendants used them in the market. [The scales were then tried in the presence of the magistrates and defendants, and found to be at least ^ib. heavier on the side in which meat is placed for the purpose of being weighed than they were on the other side—thus effecting a fraud to that extenton purchasers.] I saw Griffiths sell meat by these scales to a person, but I did not tell that person that the scales were defective." Mr. Morgan: You are placed in the market as some sort of protection to the public against the frauds which persons may attempt to effect; and if you saw a person subjected to a fraud of this description, it was your duty instantly to apprise the party of it. How do you account for the omission! Gregory;—It was after the sale had been effected that I discovered the deficiency in the scales. In that avenue there are no scales or weights belonging to the market. The weights which were provided by the corporation have been stolen. Mr. Lewis, surgeon, said he was obliged on last Satur- day morning to go to Mr. Quelch's shop, in Church-street, to have meat purchased by him weighed, as there were no conveniences for weighing provided for butchers. As one of the public he wished to state that the corporation ought forthwith to provide scales and weights for the use of butchers, and have proper persons to superintend them. He had often bought meat of the defendants, Henry Griffiths and Watts, and he invariably hud been well and honestly served by them upon all occasions they took the meat purchased by him to the public scales to be weighed, at a sacrifice of considerable lime, as the scales were at a great distance from their stalls. Mr. Whitlock Nicholl thought it extremely probable that the defendants would hardly attempt to commit a fraud upon Mr. Le>vis, or persons of his description. They would, of course, be afraid to do so. Mr. Lewis said he did not wish to screen the defend- ants, but merely to say that public scales ought to be provided. The scales were then tried in various ways. As we before stated, when tried in the way in which Gregory swore positively and repeatedly the defendants had used them on the evening inquestion, and which statement was not contradicted, it was found that the side on which meat was placed was jib. at least heavier than the side on which the weight was placed. By shifting the chains aud wood the scales were found to be nearly correct. Pieces of lead were found nailed under the meat side, which Mr. Jenkins, ironmonger, said he had placed there when he sold the scales, in order to produce an even balance; but his intention had been frustrated by some one, as the heaviest set of chains was found to by attached to the heaviest piece of wood, thereby causing a difference of lib. in the weight. A man named George Baker was examined, and stated —" I bought a piece of meat of Measy on last Saturday week. He sold it to me for 41b. As f went along I put it iuto the market scales, and found it only weighed :3;ilb.. whereas by his scales it was 41b. bumping wei"ht. There was a deficiency of a jib.—that was all. I went back and told him of it. He could not deny it. He said he did not sell it to me for 4Ib., but I paid him for 41b. whether he did or not. When I saw it weighed in his scales I considered within myself that I had a jdb, over weight at least. lie offered to take it back again if I wouid let him, but I wouldn't." The several defendants strongly and in the warmest manner denied having lad any knowledge of the sc;iies> inaccuracy on the evening in question; aud then entered upon an explanation of the means adopted by them for the purpose of procuring "a just balance." After a protracted investigation the magistrates con- victed the defendants in the mitigated penalty of five shillings and costs (nine shillings each), and declared the scales forfeited. We took copious notes of the proceedings, but proba. bly the foregoing summary will be sufficient to show the nature of the case. The magistrates took an extremely merciful view of the defendants' conduct, as the act of parliament fully authorised them (the magistrates) to inflict a penalty of five pounds. However, in finally ad- dressing the defendants, Mr. Morgan said—" We hope it will go forth to the public that if any other case of a similar nature be brought before us, punishment will be awarded with a heavier hand. We must protect the public against such frauds. We must confess that blame is to be attached to the authorities for not having provided proper scales and weights for you, and that consideration has been thrown into the scale in your favour upon this occasion." The defendants paid the fine, and said that if they were to attempt to run with each quantity sold by them to the public scales, while they were away probably one-half of their goods would be stolen. Barbara Williams was committed to the House of Correction for fourteen days, there to be kept to hard labour, having conducted herself improperly in the public streets at half-past two on Saturday morning last. The offence was proved by P.C. George Davies. A child eight years old was brought up charged with having been the ringleader in the late outrage in a garden at Roath, by which the proprietor of the garden had up- wards of 400 cucumbers destroyed. In consequence of his tender years, the magistrates did not commit him to prison, but directed his father to give him a sound beat- ing with a rod. THURSDAY.—[Before the same Magistrates.] Mary Williams, the keeper of a house of ill-fame in Whitmore-Lane, was convicted in the penalty of twenty shillings and costs, for having committed a most violent and unprovoked assault upon one Martha Witiiama in default of payment to be imprisoned in Cardiff House of Correction for three weeks. Mr. Ainsley, landlord of the Cardiff Arms Hotel, was charged by Lieutenant-Colonel Halifax with having re- fused to billet four of the soldiers of the 75th Regiment. In support of the charge, Corporal George Cave was examined. He said :—" On the 2nd of September I took a billet to the Cardiff Arms, in this town, and gave it to a lady there, who took it to a person whom I believed was the landlord. I was in uniform. That person came to me, and said he refused the billet altogether. He acted as landlord whether he was the landlord or not. He said he had not had private soldiers billeted on him for a number of years—ouly officers and their servants. I then took the billet to the station-house, and had a fresh one for the Three Horse Shoes. There weie three men and myself included in the billet.—Mr. Ainsley admitted that the statement made by Cave was quite correct; but said he refused to receive the billet because he had had no notice of it, and his rooms were full at the time. If notice had bean given to him of it, he would willingly have received them. The soldiers came to town between the hours of 12 and 1. and it was not until 10 minutes to 5 that the corporal and his party applied to him for quarters. He made enquiries previous to that hour, and was infoimed that no persons were to be billeted on him.— I'he Magis- trates said it was not necessary that innkeepers should have any notice. They (the magistrates) were of opinion that the charge was fully made out, and therefore con- victed him (Air. Ainsley) in the sum of £4 and costs.— Mr. Ainsley intimated his intention of appealing against the decision of the Bench, upon which au. officer in the room said—" In that case we will prefer the other charges againstyou." o ASSAULT AT THE GRIFFIN INN.—Robert Lisle and James Lisle-two young men of the most respectable appearance and demeanour—were charged with having assaulted members of the establishment of the Griffin Inn, Saint Mary-street. First, Mr. Robert Lisle was charged with having assaulted Mr. Sait, the landlord then with having assaulted Frederick Lake, the ostler; and Mr. James Lisle was charged with having assaulted Mr. Sait's servant, Eliza Westlake. From the general respectability of the principal parties concerned, the case excited much interest, the magistrates' room being densely crowded. Mr. Philtpotts appeared on behalf of the complainants, and Mr. Matthews very ably represented the interests of the defendants. Frederick Lake examined On last Friday evening, between the hours of ten and eleven, Mrs. Sait was coming out from the bar into the passage, and was shut- ting the passage door, having the latch in her hand. Robert Lisle came in from the street, and asked if .Mr. Lisle (his father) was there. Mrs. Sait, still having her hand upon the door, said in reply-" He is not here." Robeit Lisle then shoved her away with his left arm, and pushed the bar door with his right shoulder, and went into the bar. I followed him, and asked him what he was at, and what he was going to do. He struck me then, but I cannot say where he struck me, although I have lumps here and here (pointing to his head and side). Master (Mr. Sait) was in the kitchen, heard the rumpus, and came in. Two or three others, whom I don't know, came in also, and I saw James Lia,le among them. Of course it was my duty to take my employer's part, and I did so. I saw Mrs. Sait struck by Robert Lisle. I saw master bleeding very freely, and likewise the servant girl, Betsey. Cross-examine Mrs. Sait did not leave Robert Lisle go into the bar; but, before she could leave him or deny him, he rushed in. He struck her in the passage. Mrs. Sait examined: I am the wife of Mr. James Sait, and keep the Griffin Inn, in this town. On Friday night, at about half-past ten, I was coming out of (he bar, having the handle of the door in my hand, when Robert Lisle came up into the house-passage, and asked me if Mr. Lisle (his father) was there. I replied twice- "No, he is not here." He then pushed mcawayfiom the door, and with his shoulder he burst open the bar- door, and ill he went. His pushing compelled me to leave go my hold of the handle. Frederick Lake, who was close to me at the time, asked him what he meant by it, when at the moment he (Robert Lisle) took his fist up, and struck him (Lake) on his head. This happened in the passage leading to the bar. Then Mr. Sait came from the kitchen. I saw Lake struck several times by Robert Lisle. Cross-examined: Lake struck in his own defence of course, after being struck more than once. I believe they fell. At the time this happened Mr. Lisle was not in the bar, and had not been there for some hours pre- viously. Mr. Phillpotts objected to Mrs. Sait being called on to answer any questions relative to the time when Mr. Lisle, senior, was at the Griffin. Mr. Matthews thought the objection very strange. He wanted to prove that the defendants were justified in going to the Griffin, and to show, from Mrs. Sait's an- swers, the object they h i in view. Cross-examinatm i of Mrs. Sait resumed: At the time I had my hand on the handle of the door, Robert Lisle did not ask me for permission to go into the bar. My house was open at the time. Mr. Matthews Why then did you refuse to let him go in to your bar < A. Because he di.1 not ask permission. Mr. Matthews Is it usual to ask a landlady's permis- sion to go and take a glass of wine or grog in the bar ? Why did you stand in the passage with the handle of the door in your hand when you saw him'1 There must have been something particular going on, to induce you to prevent him entering ( Mrs. Sait Oh no, nothing whatever. I was in the act of shutting the door. He did not wait to ask or receive permission to go in, but rudely pushed by me—put his shoulder to the door, and so went in—certainly not in a way which he or any one should come into a house of our respectability. Mrs. Sait to Mr. Nicholl: Occasionally parties go into the bar. It is my room, in which I serve out the liquor, and people have no business th«re without my permission. It is my parlour—the room in which I sit. This being the whole of the evidence against Robert Lisle for his alleged assault on Frederick Lake, Mr. Matthews briefly addressed the bench and then called Adam Edmonds, a youfh of respectable appear- ance, who said:—"On last Friday night, at about ten o'clock, I went with David Lisle to the Griffin Inn. I went into the bar and called for two glasses of beer. Mrs. Sait came to me—took hold of me, and turned me into the kitchen. I saw Mr. Lisle there and Mrs. Sait, but nu one else. I did not go into the kitchen, but im- mediately left the house. Cross-examined We shut shop at half-past eight, and in about an hour and a half after that I went to the Griffin. I heard the clock strike ten before I left Mr. Heme's house. Mr. Phillpotts was proceeding to cross-examiue the witness, when Mr. Matthews interposed and objected to the course pursued by him as being irregular. The Ma- gistrates decided in Mr. Mathews' favour. At this stage of the proceedings it was arranged that the evidence against the defendants should be heard at once, instead of separating the cases as was at first deter- mined upon. Mrs. Sait was then recalled, and resumed her narrative. She said:—My husband came in from the kitchen after Frederick Lake was struck. Eliza, the servant, also came. A crowd of persons, hearing the noise, I suppose, also came in from the street. James Lisle was the first who came in. Mr. Sait asked what the row was about. Robert Lisle made him no answer, but struck him in the face, across the nose and mouth, till the blood flew about. Two or three persons rushed in. James Lisle struck Sait at the same time as Robert Lisle—both were striking together. During this time Frederick Lake went up to his master, and assisted him in repelling the attack made upon him, and while doing so he was struck by Robert Lisle. About this tune James Lisle attempted to strike me, but Eliza Westlake, who was standing by me, re- ceived the blow aimed at lue. Her nose bled. He struck her again, saying, Take that, you d- b She. suffers to this moment from the effects of his violence. A horsewhip happened to be near me, and you may de- pend I made the best use of it I couid if I had not the presence of mind to use it, I should have suffered very severely. Mr. Matthews cross-examined Mrs. Sait very closely, but nothing affecting the charge of assault was elicited. A person, named I homas Lewis, was next examined He proved that he saw the defendants assault Mr. Sait and the servants, and corroborated, to a certain extent, the statements made by Mrs. Suit. He took Mr. James Lisle away from the bar, and asked him at the time » Whether he (Mr. James Lisle) wanted to kill Mr. Sait in his own house. Eliza Westlake (Mr. Sait's servant) proved that she received a blow intended by Mr. james Lisle for her mistress; and also that he (Mr. Lisle) afterwards struck her intentionally. The blows were violent ones, and caused her nose to bleed freely. James Sait examined I reside at the Griffin Inn, St. Mary-street. About a It-past ten on Friday night I was in my kitchen, and heard a noise in the bar. I conse- quently went to the bar, and found Robert Lisle there. The very moment s.uy him he struck me a very severe blow 011 my face. 1 /ie blood ran in consequence very much. I made an attempt to strike him, but before I could do so effectually, I received a second blow. I know nothing more distinctly of what took place, but I found more than one about nie. I received many severe blows, but do not know by whom. Robert Lisle said— D—n your eyes you thought to meet a boy, but you have met with a man. Cross-examined There is a back-way to my house by which a person may escape without any one in the front of the house knowing anything about it. Anne Lewis, another servant at the Griffin Inn, was examined, but her evidence was very immaterial, as she sa,v no blow struck on either side. She witnessed the effects of the blows. Her statement of what she witnes- sed differed slightly from the statement made by Mr. Sait. For thd defence Mr. David Lisle was called, but his evidence seemed to have no reference whatever to the charge under investigation. Eleanor Wheeler, a young woman who resides in the neighbourhood of the Griffin Inn, was attracted to that house qt about 11 o'clock on Friday night last. She saw Mrs. Sait knock Mr. Robert Lisle's hat off. She then described a series of struggles between the parties but although the tenor of her evidence was highly favourable to the defendants, it was not in any respect a contradic- tion of \yhat had been advanced against them, as she did not happen to be present at the commencement. Mrs. Winstone and Mrs. Williams -parties of unques- tioned respectability, residing near the Griffin Inn—also described several stnig.^ies which they had witnessed be- tween the complainants a.i f defendants, but still did not disprove what had been so positively sworn 011 behalf of the complaillantSt They heard James Lisle say re- peatedly to the females concerned in the scuffie-" Now be quiet. 1)0 not strike me, because I do not like to strike a woman." It also appeared from the statements made by these witnesses that the defendants had been severely assaufted, and that the inhabitants of the neigh- bourhood seethed to be fully aware of some object which the defendants had in view by going to the Griffin. After a most protracted investigation, the magistrates convicted Mr. Robert Lisle—for the assault upon Frede- rick Lake a fine of twenty shillings and costs was im- posed, and for the assault upon Mr. Sait a further fine of the same amount. Mr. James Lisle was convicted in the penalty of twenty shillings and costs, for the assault upon Eliza Westlake. The money was instantly paid, and the respective parties left the court. As we have metely given a summary of the evidence adduced in the defendants' favour, we may here be allowed to state that the respectable parties who came forward on their behalf evidently considered that they (the defendants) were more "sinned against than sinning" in the transaction. At the close of the proceedings Mr. Phillpotts m.ade one or two assertions respecting the conduct of "the police," which Mr. Superintendent Stockdale in the most spirited and, as we conceived, straightforward manner met by a distinct and unequivocal contradiction. The magistrates thought that no manner of discredit could be attached to the policeman, who it seems refused to take the defendants into custody on Friday evening. His (the policeman's) plea Was, that from the conflicting statements made to him, he actually did not know who was to be blamed, and theiefore did no more than pre- serve the peace.
MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. OUR NEW MAGISTRATES' ROOM is under cover; the Union Jack was hoisted last Saturday as a token of rejoicing upon the occasion of the couples" being raised to their proper position. WAUN FAIR.—This fair, held on Tuesday, was well attended by people of all ages and sexes. The stock of ponies, cattle, sheep, pigs, &c., offered for sale was very great, and met with rather a brisk sale. Large sums of money changed hands. Store cattle were mostly in de- mand, and were sold at very fair prices. The next fair here, called the Pear and Apple Fair," is likely to be an uncommonly large one, as usual. We are informed that from fifty to sixty persons from the neighbourhood of Cardiff, Llandaff, and Newbridge, who visited Merthyr on Monday last, were left behind by the train." Our correspondent adds, that the persons so left behind were from ten to fifteen minutes before the time," probably meaning that they arrived at the station from ten to fifteen minutes before the time appointed for starting. Partridge shooting commenced on the hills on Monday. The birds were rather scarce. An inhabitant of Aber- dare, who is rather short sighted, shot a peacock by mis- take, supposing it to be a partridge I POST OFFICE, MERTHYR.— Letters to be forwarded to Swansea must be posted previous to half-past nine in the forenoon for Cardiff previous to half-past twelve in the afternoon: and for Abergavenny previous to two o'clock in the afternoon. The mail starts for Swansea from Merthyr at a quarter past ten in the forenoon; for Cardiff at a quarter past one in the afternoon and for Abergavenny at three o'clock in the afternoon. STRIKE FOR WAGES.—The Aberdare sawyers, we are informed, are standing out for an advance of wages- nameh, of from 2s. Od" to 3- per lOt) cubic feet. It appears that near 100 cottages, &c., are to be built from the town of Aberdare to Aberaman, the site of Mr. C. B tiley's new works. It is to be hoped that due attention will be paid to regularity and drainage now in the com- mencement. DOWLAIS.—The 75th regiment of foot left this place on Saturday en route for Cardiff, and were succeeded by a company of the 37th, which arrived from Gosport the same day. A DI-:SERTER.—David Rees, a deserter from the 75th, was taken by one of the 37th on Saturday, and was marched off (a prisoner) with his regiment. BURGLARY.—On Thursday afternoon, the 28th ult., the house of Ann Thomas, widow, situated between this town and Pant-Coed-Ivor, was broken into, and the wear- ing apparel belonging to her and her son, as well as to a young woman who lodged there, were taken away. In- formation was immediately given at the police station of the burglary, when two officers at once proceeded to the house, accompanied by from eighty to a hundred of the Penydarran workmen. They made a diligent search in the adjoining woods, and found most of the stolen pro- perty, but the burglars escaped. It is supposed they left the wearing apparel concealed, with a view of returning for the same at night. MERTHYR POLICE COURT.-TUESDAY, SEPT. 2. l Before T. W. Hill and W. Thomas, Esqrs.] Isaac Jones was charged with having created a disturb- ance in the street opposite the Church-yard. A police constable stated that at 12 o'clock on the previous night, three or fuur young men were making a noise by the Church-yard, and "blackguarding some one." He went in, and, upon remonstrating with the defendant, who was very drunk, he (defendant) looked for a stone to strike the constable with; but having failed to procure one, he attempted to tri;) him, upon which the constable took him into custody. Fined bs. for drunkenness. Daniel Roydon was charged by Thomas Jones with an assault. Complainant stated—" I was drinking at the Wheat Sheaf public-house, Dowlais, about 7 o'clock last evening. There was a row in the house next door—the 'Pelican.' I came out—heard some one crying, Hub- bub, hubbub!' in the latter beer-house. I went in, and saw John Seanlan, the landlord, on the table with a poker in his hand. William Matthews was crying 'Murder!' The landlord said to me, 'Stand back, or I'll knock your head off with this poker; I'll kill the first linn that comes here.' I passed on to prevent the people beating Matthews; but before I could do so, de- fendant. knocked me with a poker on my head he rose it up to strike me the second time, when I got back a little, and took it away from him. He then ran up-stairs. I was severely hurt; the blood ran copiously. I did not strike anybody — was quite sober-and never had a quar- rel wiih this man before." Mr. Dickens, one of the assistants of Mr. White, sur- geon, of Dowlais, who had attended complainant, said- "I found a contused wound on the head, and laceration of the artery, which injuries could be inflicted with a poker. To the best of my belief, I consider him to be in no danger." For the defence, Richard Coleman said that Thomas Jones was one of the party that broke in the door of the Pelican. John Scaulan said—" I am the landlord of the Pelican. Last evening there were many Irishmen drinking beer in my house, and two of them quarrelled. There were some persons breaking the door, and among them Tho- mas Jones and William Matthews and I had a poker in my hand, to prevent the Welshmen from going to the Irishmen. I can swear that Jones and Matthews came to the house for the purpose of quarrelling, and broke the door. I can declare to God I did not strike auy one. I called on different men to assist me." Ordered to pay a penalty of £ 3; and, in default of immediate payment, to be committed to Cardiff House of Correction for two months. David Morgan, collier, was charged with leaving his work without giving previous notice of his intention so to do. Mr. Kirkhouse, the chief mineral agent of W. Crawshay, Esq., saiù-" I employed this man as a collier many months ago, and told him he should work as others — to give and receive a month's notice, and to be paid by the ton. He has been paid all the money due to him, since last. Saturday week, the pay day. He left his work on be 16th ult., and has not worked at Cyfarthfa since. He told me he would see me at the d -1 before he would work-he would as soon work there as in the middle of a furnace. He has been spreading evil reports respecting this pit, for which there is 110 foundation; and his sole object has been to excite discontent and disaffection among the men. The stall where he worked is perfectly safe and free from foul air. He gave no notice, neither did he bring back his tools till ten days after he left. Rees Rees said—" I am an agent in these works. I was to-day in the stall where this man worked. I go into that level every other day, except the week when I am measuring. There was never any firs in that stall. I never had any complaint from the workmen, nor from this man." Another witness said—" I work six yards from defend- ant, and worked there on the Saturday he left, There was no fire-damp there then. I went to his stall, and am quite sure there was no foul air there. I have worked in the pit these 15 months. There was fire there the first time I went there. I was burnt there last November. There was no fire in mine nor in Morgan's since last November. The stall he now works in has been made only three months ago. I was there yesterday. I pass that stall every day since it was made, and am quite sure there has been no fire-damp there." Defendant-" Do you remember that I was obliged to run away in consequence of foul air about a month ago!" Witness-" 1 remember to have seen you running, and you gave me that reason. In a quarter of an hour after- wards I went in with you. and there was no fire there. You then began to work." Defendant—"It went off directly with the freehair. The old workings are dangerous, and not the place where we work. Something drove the gas that day it fell, per- haps. Did you hear Mr. Thomas Kirkhouse saying I might leave the work V Witness—" I understood him to say, Leave it then,' but respecting what I cannot say. The observation was made on the 13th, and you worked on the 14th, 15th, and 16th." David Lewis said —" I am a collier, and work in this level now—was there on the 16th. My stall is about 100 yard? distant from Morgan's. I sometimes pass his stall by going to my own. 1 have worked in the pit since it commenced—these 6 years—and never heard any com- plaints." Defendant—" I tell you as I told you before, that I am afraid of my life, and that's the reason why I left. Per- sons that worked below me, except one, have gone away for the same reason. Their names are Benjamin Richards and William Jones. I will never work there till they convey more air there. They ought to have men to look after the fire there, as in other works." He then called John Williams, who said—"The works have been worse than they are now. I have worked there these three years—40 or 50 yards below defendant. I don't pass his stall by going to work. I sometimes go there. I work in the level now. There is no danger to any in all the work. If there was, I would not work there myself. The pit is well ventilated, as well as I ever saw any pit." Defendant was committed to Cardiff House of Correc- tion for one month, with hard labour. Thomas Draper was charged by David Nicholas, Evan Davies, William Watts, and Evan Collin with non-pay- ment of wages. Defendant said he had no money at the time they made the application, but he had since settled with them. In consequence of his behaving so well, he was allowed to leave without paying costs. Mary Sullivan and Johanna Sullivan (her daughter) were charged by Alice Finn, all Irishwomen, with assaulting her on the 1st inst. After many words had been spoken pro and con, to the great amusement of all present, they were bound over in their own recognizances of £ 10 each, to keep the peace towards each other for six months. Edward Thomas, of the Coach and Horses, Dowlais, was charged with keeping his house open for the sale of beer at an illegal hour on Sunday. Elizabeth Thomas, his wife, appeared to answer the charge, but the case was allowed to stand over for a week, in order to allow time for the attendance of her husband. Jacob Griffiths, beer-house keeper, was charged with keeping his house open for the sale of beer at an illegal hour. Sergeant Hume having proved that he had been previously convicted under a similar charge, he was fined 20s. and costs. Evan Evans was charged by Evan Davies, both of Dowlais, with an assanlt. It seems that complainant had been from home, and when coming up to Dowlais, about 30 yards from his house, he heard defendant bawling out that he was the best man that ever trod the streets of Dowlais." He (defendant) then ran and kicked him se- verely several times—put his thumb in his mouth, and almost bit it off. Fined £5j and in default of immediate payment, to be comautted to Cardiff House of Correction fOf two months. COWBRIDGE PETTY SESSIONS—Held at the Town Hall, Cowbridge, on Tuesday the 2nd September inst., before R. C. Nicholl Carne and Richard Basset, of Beaupre, Lsqrs. Benjamin Price, of Lantwit-Major, currier, was charged by J. B. Davis, of the same place, with having refused to pay £ J 8s. 5d., wages due to the complainant. 1 he defendant was ordered to pay the wages, with the costs. IIIIRSDAY, 4th September.— William Dowell, of Lansannor, farm bailiff, was charged by Wm. Law- rence, of the same place, labourer, with an assault. Allowed to settle matters out of court. LLYXYI IRON WORKS.—The annual meeting of this company was held at their offices in Moorgate-street, on Friday the 29th August. Dr. Bowring, M.P in the chair. A dividend of 10 per cent. on the capital was de- claied arising out of the profits, leaving an undivided rest off 2400. The present condition and future prospects of the company are of the most satisfactory character. PORTH CAWL. — An inquest was held here on Monday last, before Alex. Cuthbertson, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of a man (name unknown) who was picked up on the rocks, a short distance below this port, on Friday last, having been left there by the tide. The deceased, whose name is supposed to be William Major, and also to be the late captain of the Bide-ford, of St. Ives, which vessel was wrecked in this channel about three weeks since, was dressed in a Pausey frock and pilot-cloth tiousers. In his pocket were 'found four sovereigns, four half-crowns, and ]s. 6d. in silver, also a silver watch, with ribbon and key attached. On the back of the watch the initials W. M." in old English, were engraved. The body was buried in Newton churchyard. The money and the watch are now in the hands of Mr*. John David, churchwarden. NEATH PETTY SESSIONS—Held at the Town Hall, Neath, on Friday last, before Frederick Fredricks, Esq., Griffith Llewellyn, Esq., and F. E. Leach, Esq. Jere- miah Thomas was charged with having unlawfully ab- sented himself from the service of his mistress, Mrs. Jones, of Cerrig Row, in the paush of Margam. He was fully convicted, and sentenced to fouiteen days' im- prisonment with hard labour Henry Davies, of Aberavon, was charged by P.C. Wright, with drunken- ness. Convicted in the penalty of lis. 6d. including Gs. 6d. costs. Benjamin Jones, copperman, was fined os. (or drunkenness. Zechariah Thomas, an old offender, was brought upill custody, charged with having wilfully damaged the property of John Davies, of the Skewen, near Neath. He was ordered to pay the amount of the damages, namely, Us., together with lis., the costs of the proceedings and further directed to enter into sureties to keep the peace for six months. He was re- moved in custody.——MONDAY. — Held before T. D. Place, Esq., and H. E. Evans, TLsq.Lewis Reynolds, a man well known to the police, was convicted in the penalty of £5, for having assaulted P.C. William Rees: in default of payment he was committed to the House of Correction, Swansea, for two calendar months Ann Edwards, of Llanellv, Carmarthenshire, was committed to prison, there to await her trial at the Quarter Sessions, charged with having stolen a sovereign from the pocket of one Thomas George, on the 31st of August. SWANSEA IIAHBOUR.—By the published statement of the affairs of the trustees of Swansea Harbour, it appears that the amount borrowed onJt>onds to the 30th of June last is £ 91,242; and that the current expenses of the Harbour for the year ending the 30th June, amounted to £4584 3s. 5d., being an excess of expenditure" beyond the net income" of £2938 18s. fid. ODD FELLOWSHIP.—A correspondent informs us that the Odd Fellows of Swansea, M. U., intend on the 9th of September, to have a public tea party in the Market- place, the proceeds of which are to be applied under the direction of a committee of management towards form- ing or commencing a fund for the establishment of a school, in which the children of members of the Order may be educated. The tea and sugar, cake, &c., will be supplied by the various lodges, so that the whole of the money received, will be applied for the specific purpose above named. The committee anticipate a monster party," and say they have no doubt but that they will sell at least a thousand tickets. This does not to us appear any- thing very extraordinary when we take into consideration the population of Swansea—the numerical strength of the ORDER in that district—and the fact that most of the leading tradesmen of the town are members. SWANSEA HOUSE OF CORURCTION.—The men who were some weeks ago committed to Swansea House of Correction, there to await their trial on the charge of having committed the serious crime of highway robbery, with great personal violence, on the mail road, in open day, aud within a mile and a-half of Swansea, made on Sunday week a most daring and impudent attempt to escape from prison. It seems that they induced the under-turnkey of the prison to enter the day-room of their ward by stating that a prisoner had been suddenly taken ill and required assistance. Hearing this statement, the under-turnkey unsuspectingly entered the room, upon which both prisoners—Charles Williams and Thomas Morgan—sprung at him, seized him by the throat, forced the keys from his grasp, ran out of the room, and then fastened the door upon the oificer and a prisoner who happened to be present. They then proceeded in the direction of the residence of the governor, and as they passed along cautiously fastened every door behind them. Ultimately, they reached undiscovered, as they conceived, the front and outer door of the prison, but were paralysed to find Mr. Cox and the head-turnkey prepared to give them a warm reception. They were heavily ironed and consigned, once more, to durance vile" there to medi- tate upon the mutability of human affairs. It seems that Mr. Cox and his principal turnkey had been watching the progress of the fellows, and had allowed them to reach the front door unmolested "just for the fun of the thing." SWANSEA SAVINGS BANK.—Saturday, Aug. 23rd, 1845. —Deposits received, JE480 8s. 6d. repaid, ;£ 112 lis. 9(1.; notices to withdraw, JE134 14s. 10d. Manager, Mr. J. W. Clark. On Saturday last, 30th ult., the de- posits received werej6488 15s. 9d.; rep:Üd,£ 183 6s. lid.; notices to withdraw, jE89 12s. 2d. Manager, Mr. J. T. Grove. Oil Thursday, 2Sth ult., the trustees and other managers of the said savings bank held a meeting, at which it was resolved forthwith to proceed with the erec- tion of an edifice suitable for the purposes of the bank. There were nine sites offer-ed, but the spot of ground selected for th. building is a portion of the field nearly under Heathfield, immediately opposite Heathfield Ter- race, and is to form the angle of an intended new street. It was also directed that Mr. Wyatt, the architect, should be communicated with upon the subject of preparing plans, &c., for the new edifice. On Saturday last, about 12 o'clock, Mr. Cook's com- pany of equestriaus arrived at Swansea—himself driving ten in hand. They performed twice on that day at their large temporary pavilion, near Heathfield Terrace also twice each day on Monday and Tuesday, to very crowded and respectable audiences. On Tuesday, also, Mr. Cook drove fourteen in hand through the principal streets, with great skill and dexterity, to the high gratification of the inhabitants and thronged multitudes. SWANSEA POLICE. —[Wednesday, 3rd September. Be- fore J. Richardson, Esq., Mayor.] —George Penell was brought up in custody of P.C. Bowen, who said he had found him about one o'clock the same morning near the Ship and Castle, on the Strand, having in his possession the bundle then produced. The prisoner is, seemingly, a full- grown youth of short stature, dressed in a canvass jacket and trousers; his large eyes & unusually high arched eye- brows gave him a foreign appearance of astonishment at all around him. lie stated he was a shoemaker—had come from the noith of England in search of work. On opening the bundle, it was found to contain wearing apparel crammed into a Guernsey frock. Most of the articles were claimed by one Caleb Christopher, a sailor lad serving on board the barque Eliza SAairp, now lying in Swansea Harbour. He said that his box had been robbed the night before, and that he had missed those very articles. The prisoner, in his defence, said the bundle was not his, but his companion's, who absconded when he (prisoner) was taken into custody. After some con- sideration, the prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions Samuel Ellery was charged by his sister, Jane Ellery, with having violently assaulted her. He found bail to keep the peace.——Sarah Lle- wellyn complained against Ann Colvillt for abusive lan- guage and a violent assault. The defendant recriminated both brought witnesses, but the evidence was so conflict- ing that the mayor dismissed the case on each paying her own expenses.
MOMOLITHSHIRE. We were unintentionally misled by a correspondent as to the accident said to have befaHenthe late lamented George Morgan, Esq., of TredegUr. The gentleman who fell into a well on his premises was George Morgan, Esq., of Biddlesdeu Park, Buckinghamshire, wholly un- connected with the Tredegar family. LIEUTENANT COLONEL LASCELLES.—We are rejoiced to hear that serious as the accident was which Colonel Charles Lascelles met with, it is not so bad as was at first expected. The right arm was broken, close to the shoulder, which, however, was not displaced. The right eye has been most severely injured, but hopes are yet entertained, that the sight may be preserved. In other respects, everything is going on favourably. The Rev. Augustus and Mrs. Morgan, and Miss Lascelles, are in attendance on their invalid brother. ON Friday four companies of the 37th regiment, with the band, arrived in Newport from Gosport. Mrs. Frost, the wife of the Newport convict, is gone out as a matron in a female convict ship from Woolwich, to Hobart Town, Van Dieman's land.—.Provincial paper. [There is not the slightest foundation for this state- ment.—ED.] FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Saturday last, a youth named George Palmer, son of Jeremiah Palmer, of Stow Hill, Newport, was accidentally killed. He was employed to drive a waggon which had been loaded with wheat; and was discovered dead on the road the same day. The waggon had, probably, passed over him, as his thighs and legs were broken and his head fractured. NEWPORT.—On Monday last. a public meeting was held at the Town-hall for the purpose of considering the provisions of the recent Act of Parliament for the reco- very of small debts. Various resolutions were agreed to. There are three candidates for the office of Judge, viz., Mr. Towgood, Mr. Birch, & Mr Smythies. We hear that it is likely the first-named gentleman will be appointed. SINGULAR OCCURRENCE.—On Saturday a poor tinj hare, which had been chased by a dog, took the roa o Monmouth: on its arrival in Monnow-street, w ic 8 thronged with people, being market day, it appeale o have lost all command of itself, and ran in a yvi and furious manner a tally-ho cry was raise against her, hats, caps, and sticks flew in all directions, and after pas. sing through uumerous legs and hands, it was eventually captured by a man opposite the rountain, near the top of the street, where it ended its troubles and its life at th# same time. NEWPORT TOWN HALL.—MONDAY.—Heard before the Mayor, and Thomas Hawkins, Esq .—John Jones, was charged with having disturbed the public peace by fighting in Friar's Fields. P.C. Bath said that he was on duty in Commercial-street between the hours of twelve and one on Saturday morning, and heard a row" in I riar's Fields. Consequently he proceeded in tha* direction and found the prisoner there stripped, with a crowd around him. He seemed to have been fighting. He was taken into custody. The magistrates discharged the prisoner. Isaiah Wall, was charged with having vl* threatened to destroy the life of Hannah Rees. He was ordered to enter into sureties to keep the peace towards the said Hannah Rees, and all other persons, for the term of six calendar months and further to pay the costs incurred Anne Reps, one of a class property desig- nated as "unfortunates," was charged with having attempted to destroy her own life by taking poison. The mayor, with that good nature and kindness which upon all occasions distinguish him, directed Superintendent Hopkins to take charge of her until he (the Mavor) took steps for making her parents in Bristol acquainted with their daughter's circumstances and apparent contrition for her former errors. Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tyndal, the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, has appointed Mi. 1 oje, solicitor, Chepstow, one of the Perpetual Commissioners for taking the acknowledgments of deeds to be executed hy Married Women for the counties of Monmouth and Gloucester. ABERGAVENNY AND CRICKHOWELL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.-The subjects of horticulture and floriculture have of late years excited the attention of all classes of the community, from the highest in rank in the land to the humblest peasant; and with gratitude will the philo- gopher and the philanthropist observe this march in the intellectual and moral advancement of the people for what is there better calculated to incite the activity of the mind in a love for science; or what better adapte:! to entice the sicious from his haunt, or encourage the honest and the upright in their course, by affording occupation for their leisure hours. It is with gratification we find societies of this description in active operation in almost every county in the kingdom, giving a stimulus to these most laudable pursuits and in many places each district has its association for the same purpose; yet the Vale of Crickhowell, a spot which has been so happily termed The Garden of South Wales," and the rich and beau- tiful neighbourhood of Abergavenny, are without them. For a long period it has been the earnest desire of many lovers of horticulture and floriculture, to establish one so as to include these two beautiful spots in their circle of operations, but in consequence of circumstances, which it would be to no purpose to particularize, obstacles have always presented themselves, and their efforts frustrated. At length, however, an association has been formed and wiih very flattering prospects of success. A great number of ladies and gentlemen have already enrolled their names as subscribers of IDs. per annum, and a committee of sixteen gentlemen, with power to add to their number, has been formed to carry into effect the desirable objects of such associations, namely, the encouragement of hor- ticulture and floriculture in their various branches, amongst amateurs, gardeners, and cottagers. It is pro- posed to term it the Abergavenny and Crickhowell Hor- ticultural Society, and that three shows are to be held in the year, one each in the months of May, July, and Sep- tember, in Abergavenny and Crickhowell alternately; when prizes will be awarded for the best productions of shrubs, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. — (See Adver- tisemen t.)
BRECMSiilliE. BRECON INFIRMARY—Sept. 3, 1815. ————— IN. OUT. Patients remaining last Week 4 49 Admitted since. 4 9 8 C8 Cured and Relieved. 3 6 Dead. 0 0 Remaining 5 52 Physician for the ensuing week Dr. Lucas, Surgeon,&c Mr. North. BRECON MARKET, 30th AL"G.—Wheat, 6s. 8d. to 7s. 4d.; barley, 4s. 6d. to 5s.; oats, 2s. 8d. to 3s. 4d.; malt, 8s. 6d. to 9s. per imperial measure: beef, 6d. to 7d. mutton, Gd. to 6^d; lamb, 6J. to 6|d,; veal, 5d. to 6d. pork, 5id. to6d.; butter, lOd. to Is.; skim cheese, 5d. to 53-11. per lb.: fowls, lOd. to Is. 61.; ducks, Is. 6d. to 2s. 3d. each: eggs, 6d. to 8d. per doz. VISITATION OF THE EIsnop OF ST. DAVID'S.—The Lord Bishop of St. David's (Dr. Connop Thirlwali) commenced the triennial visitation of his diocese at St. Peter's church, Carmarthen, on Friday, Aug. 29. Prayers were read by Archdeacon Beavan,&an appropriate sermon was delivered by the Rev. Thom-is Williams, M.A., rector of Llanllwch. The Bishop, in the course of a lengthened charge to the clergy, adverted in terms of regret to the lapses in ministerial duty of which they had occasionally heard. These, however, he thought, could not well disturb a Church, which, in its origin as well as its destination, had the unerring spirit of truth for its guide and support. The bishop discussed at some length the differences in doctrine and practice which have re- cently agitated the Church, and expressed his satisfaction at the prospect of returning tranquility. His Lordship will hold his visitation at Brecon 011 Tuesday, the 9th inst.; at Haverfordwest on Friday, the 19th concluding at Cardigan on Thursday, the 25th. During the course of his visitation the bishop will hold a series of confir- mations. OCCUPATION OF THE PEOPLE IN BRECONSHIRE.— The following statement, will prove not only interesting, but instructive to our friends in this county: — Commerce, trade and manufacture. 5,789 Agriculture 5,589 Farmers and graziers 2,107 Agricultural labourers 3,410 Labourers not agricultural 5,418 Clerical profession 136 Legal profession 21 Medical profession 49 Other educated persons 173 Afale serva "ts 406 Female servauts 5,S12 Of independent means 1,335 Alms-people, pensioners, &c. 393 All occupations. 22,90S Residue of population 32,095 The number of persons per cent. engaged in trade, commerce, and manufacture is 10-4, and in agriculture 10*1. The principal manufacture is the iron, which employs 518 persons, of whom 89 are under 20 years of age the woollen manufacture employs 33 persons, of whom 7 are under twenty years of age. In addition to which, 28 persons are returned as spinners, and 110 as weavers, the manufacture in which they are engaged not being specified. The mines employ 3315 persons (ot whom 811 are under twenty years of age); of this num- ber 1093 are employed in the coal, and 125 in the iron mines. The quarries employ 164 persons, of whom 19 are under 20 years of age.
BIRTHS. August 29, at Treguff Place, Cowbridge, Mrs. Thomis Henry May, of a son, August 31, at Bridgend, the wife of Mr. William Edwards, ironmonger, of a son. August 27, at Swansea, Mrs. N. Buse, of a daughter. August 28, at Pontypridd, in this county, the wife of Mr. Rowlands. of a daughter. August 16. at Newport, the lady of Edmund Scott Barber, Esq., civil engineer, of a son. August 21, at Brynderry House, the lady of John Lloyd, Esq.. of a daughter. August 27, at Tewkesbury, the lady of the Rev. R. Howarth, B.A., Perpetual Curate of Treddington, of a daughter. August 29, at Wimpole Rectory, the Honourable Mrs. Yorke, of a son. August 30, at Rockingham Castle, the Honourable Mrs. Watson, of a daughter. August 29. Mrs. James A. Brancker, 13, London Road, Liver- pool, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. September 4, at Neath Church, by the Rev. II. H. Knight, John Randall, Esq., agent to the Earl of Dunraven, to Martha, youngest daughter of the late John Morgan, Esq., and sister to William Morgan, Esq., of Bridgend. August 28, at the Parish Church of Llangynwyd, by the Rev. R. P. Llewellyn, A.M., Vicar, Mr. Thomas Williams to Miss Mary Jones, of Maesteg. August 30, at the same place, Mr. Meredydd Aubrey to Miss Miriam Powell. August 30, at the same place, Mr. Jonah Evans to Anne Jone3, the blind Harpist, who a few years back obtained the Prize Harp at Abergavenny Eisteddfod. September 1. at Aberdare Church, in this county, by the Rev. J. J. Williams, Mr. Joseph Hemmett to Elizabeth Waters, both of Cwm-bach. September 1, at the same place, Mr. Evan Hopkins to Emma Rosser, both of Mill-street. September 2, at the same place, (by License,) Mr. Phillip Rees, farmer, to Rachael Lewis, both of Cwm-dare, August 26, at St. Paul's, Belgrave-square, by the Rev. P. A. L. Wood, Henry Roxby Benson, Esq., Captain in her Majesty's 17th Lancers, third son of Thomas Starling Bensou, Esq., of the Manor House, Teddington, to Mary Henrietta, second daughter of the Hon. Mr. Justice Wightman. August 27, at Cranbury Park, near Winchester, the seat of Thomas Chamberlayne, Esq., by the Very Re". the Dean of Winchester, the Hon. Craven Fitzhardiuge Berkeley, NI. P. for Cheltenham, to Charlotte, fourth daughter of the late General Onslow, of Staughton House. Huntingdonshlre, and widow of the late George Newton, Esq., of Croxton Park, Cambridge- ^August 13, Sir Thomas Wilde, to Augusta Emma D'Es(e, daughter of his late Royal HighnesS the Duke of Sussex. August 20. at the Parish Church, Fulliam, Lord Augustus Loftus, fourth son of the MarquIs of Ely, to Emma, eldest daughter of Captain Greville, K.N., and granddaughter of the late General Despard. August 26, Gloucester, by the Rev. C. B. Woollaston, the Rev. Fitz Henry William, eldest son of the late Major Henry Ellis, 93d Highlanders, to Eliza Ann, third daughter of William J. Ellis, Esq., of Field House, Fulford, Yorkshire. August 27, at St. Mary's Church, Cheltenham, by the Rev. Septimus Palmer, Captain John Erskine, to Lucy, youngest daughter of the late Very Rev. Joseph Palmer, Dean of Cashe!. DEATHS. August 25, aged 71, the Venerable Archdeacon of York, and father of John Stuart Corbett, Esq., of Maendy, near Cardiff. August 31, at Bridgend, aged 50, Caroline Augusta, the wife of Mr. John Morgan Williams, surgeon, of that town. August 26, at Brynmawr, Mr. John Phillips, much regretted by his relatives and friends. September 2, at Neath, Margaret, daughter of Mr. John Jenkins, landlord of the Globe Inn, aged 1 year and 4 months. August 28, in Grosvenor-place, London, Gore, second son of the Honorable and Rev. Horace Powys. August 28, at the Hill, Dedham, the Honorable and Rev. Wm. C. Henniker, in his 33rd year. He was son of the late and brothel to the present Lord Henniker.
WHAT A. BATINSTEU MVY DO, AND WHAT HE MAY NOT too.—'i he.e Seems to be at present a very considerable difference of opinion among the gentlemen of the bar as to what may or may not be done by a barrister. We had r'Gllle i(Itla of publishing a small hand-book of etiquette *or the exclusive use of the gentlemen of the long robe but as what is etiquette to-day may not be etiquette to- morrow, we feared the work would not possess the pei- ent utility which alone would recompense us for the labour of writing ir. We have, however, drawn up a few gener,ll rule-, founded on our own observation as to what 4 barrister may do, and what he may not do, consistently *'»'h his professional dignity.— t. A barrister may be em- jj'oyed in inducing members of Parliament to vote in favour of railway hills but he may not report for a news- paper. 2. A barrister may practise the artful dodge'' lor 'he purpose of defeating the ends of jusiice but he must not enter an assize town in an omnibus. 3. A bar- lister n:ay tout for a small judgeship; but he will be J Nei r properly debarred if he advertises his readiness to )¡It-;Hl the CHuse of clients. 4. A barrister may libel a TjVid candidate for an office in a private and confidential" Ocular; but lie must not degrade himself by asking an attorney to dine with him on the circuit. 5. A barrister may t.:ke a fee when he knows he cannot attend to the Case; but he may not return the money, for his doing so 1Vauld be very unprofessional. 6, and lastly. A barrister tnay. be a very honourable m:)n but many .1 things which Pf0,essional etiquette allows him to do would be thought t"soraceful and dishonest among ordinary men.—Punch. T A WOMAN ROASTED ALIVE BY A QUACK DOCTOII.—The Allowing hoirible event is said to have occurred very r:cently in the parish of Kiuault, Flanders:—A shoit trn,. a woman suffering ftom a rheumatic disorder nonsuited ;i itinerant quack doctor, who found means to )I!.)t an end to her sufferings with all the forms which the most atrocious barbarity could have imagined. The fol- lo;vill,n, is, we believe, an exact report of his verbil pre- Scri|>tion. The part affected must be covered with a mixture compounded of brandy and gunpowder in a state 01 ignition two persons must hold the woman till the Perfect combustion and extinction of the mixture, and are tu Pay no attention to the cries uttered by her, for if a t;ldical cure is to be effected, it is necessaiy that the ac- tion of the fire should take place on the whole surface in a state of disease. Fear nothing! All w 11 go well! Adieu;" This ordonnance, made with that affectation of Sesture and language familiar to this class of mounte- banks, was executed to the letter, and even with a slight *dditi(,n> for in order to compel their victim to be silent, thebaruamus assistants brutally disfigured the face of the *mhitppy woman in different places during the execution the prescription. After this operation, which only jasted one hour, there remained but an inanimate corpse, ''e skin of the thighs 8» abdomen were completely peeled and the flesh charred and blackened. The body was •Jstily buried, and endeavours made to stifle any reports 5^ this act of inhuman cruel'y getting into circulation '"J3 the Vi-ocweur ilu Iloi having been informed of the stf.iir, sent a surgeon, who, after the exhumation and in- sPei:ti;);i of the body, declared that the woman had been rousted to death.—Gazette Medicale Berge.