Stafford Northcote, Esq., John Street, Bedford Row Director of the Bedfordshire and Essex Junction Railway. Joseph Loxdale Warren, Esq., The Lodge, Market Drayton, and Consall Hill, Staffordshire, Director of the Cambrian and Grand Junction and Shropshire Mineral Railways. Yalentine Knight, Esq., Cornwall Terrace, Regent's Park, Director of the Dondre Valley Railway. I' 1t. Wolleslcy Kothman, Esq., Albany. Major Hawkes, Baker Street, Portman Square, Chairman of the North and South .Midland Jamaica Junction Railway, and Director of the St. Alban's and Hertford Railway. Martin "Williams, Esq., Bryngwyn Llanfyllen, Mont- gomery sli ire. Sparks, Esq., Bolton Street, Piccadilly. John Waite, Esq., Victoria Yilla, Finchley Common. Robert Webb, Esq., Cheadle. John Williams, Esq., Plastanralt, and 450, West Strand, Magistrate tor Carnarvonshire & Merionethshire W. M. Smithton, Esq., Canterbury, Director of the Canterbury Cemetery Company, and Canterbury and Dovor Railway. Jjieut -General Taylor, Clarendon Place. John Ivenderdine Shaw, Esq Stafford, Director of the North Wales Railway. Thomas Smith, Jun., Esq., Cheadle. The Honorable Douglas Kinnaird Pultcney, Parliament Street, Chairman of the York and Lancaster Railway. John Painter, Esq., Dean's Hill, Stafford. James Reeves, Esq., Leytonstone, Essex, Director of the Great Manchester, Rugby and Southampton, and the Direct LondonandManchesterRailways. George Evans, Esq., Melbury Place, Regent's Park, Director of the Slate Quarries, Festiniog. John Parkinson, Esq., Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, Director of the Direct Birmingham, Reading, Oxford and Brighton Railway. Thomas Williams, Esq., M.D., Belgrave Street South, Belgrave Square. Robert Lloyd James Parry, Esq Llwyngn, Denbighshire John Brent, Esq., Mayor of Canterbury. John Pout, Esq., Canterbury, Director of the Canterbury and Dovor Railway. George Keates Corfieid, Esq., 20, Harley Street, Caven- dish Square. Charles Goodwin, Esq., Battersea. Lieut.-Col. Champain, Percy Lodge, Torquay. Nicholas McCann, Esq., Parliament Street. James Cooke, Esq., Stafford. C. D. Hays, Esq., Bermondsey. John Lithgoe, Esq., Stafford. George Smith, Esq.. Conduit Street, Hanover Square. John Masfen, Esq., Director of the Derby, U ttoxeter and Stafford Railway. J. B. Brown, Esq., Oxford Square, Hyde Park. Henry Langley, Esq., Rakeway House, near Cheadle. George Mann, Esq., Dulwich. George Augustus Huddart, Esq., Brynkir House, Car- narvonshire. Edward Sankey, Esq., Canterbury, Director of the Metropolitan Junction, and Great Leeds and London Railways. "William Downing Bruce, Esq., F.S.A., Charles Street, St. James's, and Ripon, Yorkshire, Director of the Direct Western Railway, and Managing Director of the Barbadoes Railway. James Jephson, Esq., Waterloo Place, Director of the Freemasons' Assurance Company. Captain Scott, R.N., Naval Club. Henry Mountford, Esq., Bramhurst Hall. Colonel William Charles Lewis Bird, Director of the St. Albans and Hertford Railway. John Marston, Esq., Stafford, George Fyler, Esq., Southwick Place, Hyde Park Square, Director of the Cheltenham, Oxford and Lon- don Junction Railway. Alexander L. Irvine, Esq., Peckham, Surrey Colonel W. M. Sloane, K.S.F., Air-street, Piccadilly Major Nanney, Gwynfryn, Carnavonshire John Buckingham Pope, Esq., Cliffe House, near Wake- field, Yorkshire, director of the Direct Holyhead and Hull, the Sheffield, Barnsley, and Wakefield, and the Leicestei and Hull Railways Thomas North, Esq., mayor of Nottingham, Nottingham Park David Wheatcroft, Esq., Buckland Hollow, and Wing- Held Park, Derbyshire Solomon Foster, Esq., Manchester John Grey Wilson, Esq., Westbourne Grove, director of the Direct Western Railway Thomas Dorman, Esq., magistrate, Canterbury, director of the Canterbury and Dovor Railway Henry Savage, Esq., Dorset Place, Dorset Square Lieut.-Col. George Talbot, K.S.F., director of the Mau- ritius Railway Robert Hancorne. Esq., Euston-square, director of the Metropolitan Junction Railway Francis William Mount, Esq., Lawrence PountneyLane Colonel Robert Douglas, C.B., Royal Artillery, Senior United Service Club, Pall Mall T. Proudfoot, Esq., M.D., Kendal David Holmes, Esq., Upper Berkeley-street F. Smedley, Esq.; high bailiff of Westminster With power to add to their number. ENGINEER—Henry Whitwell, Esq. BANKERS—Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Smiths, Lombard Street. SOLICITOR—Owen Pape Holmes, Esq., 6, Liverpool Street, Broad Street, City. LOCAL AGENTS.—Bristol—J. Rowland Taylor, Esq.; Bradford and Trowbridge—R. T. Way, Esq.; Devizes— J. W. Wall, Esq.; Highclere—W. Holding, Esq. Can- terbury—Messrs. -Sankey & Sladden Dovor-Thomas Pain, Eqq. SECRETARY—Thomas William Burr, Esq. THE objects of the intended Line are to afford a direct .L communication between Ireland, Wales, Bristol, and the West of England and Dovor, the great Channel port of t'ie Continent. To form by its junction with the Southampton Rail- Way at Weybridge, the shortest and most direct line between London and Bristol, effecting a saving of many 1niles over the present circuitous route by the Great Western. By its intersection and junction with the Southampton line, and the intended Manchester and Southampton, Cheltenham, Oxford and Brighton, and Birmingham, Reading and Brighton Railways on the narrow gauge principle it not only forms the shortest means of com- munication between Lancashire and Dovor, from which fclone will accrue a very large traffic, but it must derive a considerable revenue from the simple fact of its being the only means of south country connection between so many lines on the same gauge. To effect these objects, the line will commence at Bris- tol, in the northern part of the city, and after forming a Junction with the Gloucester and Bristol Railway, will proceed by Bath, Bradford, Trowbridge, and Devizes, through the Vale of Pewsey to Silchester, where it divides into two lines, the one proceeding directly to Weybridge, on the London line, and the other passing •wuthwards by Sandhurst, Guildford, and Dorking, to Jleigate, or to Dorking only, should the South Eastern Cflrapany carry out their proposed extension to that point, where it will merge into the South Eastern line, by ^vhich the traffic will be carried on directly to Dovor, and ^hich station (Reigate) is also the point of junction of the Brighton Railway. Independently, however, of the great through traffic between its termini, the local trade of the various towns on the intended line is certainly of considerable import- ance, and sufficient of itself to yield ample profit. De- nizes, Bradford, and Trowbridge, form the centre of the great Western cloth trade, and when a position of ready Access to them shall be restored, from the want of which t^ey have already suffered, there can be no question that 'Corresponding accession of importance and traffic will take place; for which latter the only channel of trans- mission eastwards must be by the Railroad now in Contemplation. In addition to the above-mentioned manufacturing towns, the projected Railway passes throug a rich agri- cultural district hitherto totally neglected as to railway communication, from which it will readily be seen great Mutual benefit must inevitably arise. The increasing importance of Dovor, consequent on the great improvement and enlargement of its harbour, now in progress, must by means of the Great Northern Railway of France from Paris to Calais, make it, on accowit of the shortness of the sea voyage, the great port ()f communication with France and the Continent. The country through which the intended Line passes been carefully surveyed, and affords a direct line, free from engineering difficulties. From a consideration of the route, and by a glance at the map, it will at once be seen that this project will Place in immediate connection the mineral and coal districts of Wales, the great traffic that empties itself 111to Bristol from the Birmingham branch line via Glou- cester—the West of England cloth and agricultural districts—the productions of the North, together with the "Commercial and passenger traffic of Ireland, (now so :much on the increase,) with the important towns of "Central Kent, Canterbury, Tunbridge, Maidstone, and ■^shford, and the ports of its eastern coast, Folkstone and Dover, &c., opening at the same time a direct road to pliais, Boulogne, and Paris, shorter than any now 'Owned or projected, as also to other productive French Ports: whilst its forming at the same time a shorter road from Bristol and the adjacent country to London, and "he perfect directness of the larger portion of the Line, nnust prove most powerful additional recommendation, particularly when the latter feature is obtained, not sacrifice of capital to overcome engineering difficul- ties, but by the very operation of avoiding them. la the allotment of Shares, the Proprietors of the I different Lines in connection with the present project, as ^vell as neighbouring Landowners, will be entitled to a Preference, and they are requested to state the same in their applications.. The liability of the Shareholders will be limited by the J\.(}t to the amount of their shares respectively subscribed ^org and power will be applied for to allow interest at 'Ihe rate of £4 per cent. per annum on the calls, from the date of each payment, until the opening of the Line. Applications for Shares in the form appended hereto J"l}ay be made to the Solicitor or Secretary, at the tem- porary offices, No. 6, Liverpool Street, Broad Street, London, or to the following Brokers:—Mr. H. J. Bold- lng, 27, Tokenhouse Yard Mr. W. Hartridge, 80, Old Broad Street, London Mr. W. F. Stanton, Bristol; Mr. Thomas Sandford, Exeter; Messrs. W. and E. Marshall, Manchester; Messrs. Eyre and Shaw, Derby; Messrs. Alston and Gage, and Messrs. Lloyd and Price, Liver- pool; Mr. Walter Smith, Halifax; Messrs. Kirk and Co., JLeed8 Mr. James Pearson, Birmingham Messrs. Day, *2?^ Co., Hull; and Messrs, Hugh Monro and Co. of whom Prospectuses, Maps, and Forms be obtained, W, BVltR, Secretary. FORM or APPLICATION. BRISTOL AND DOVEli DIRECT JUNCTION RAILWAY, With a Branch to Weybridge, Narrow Gauge. Con:. ccting Bristol and the important Western and North-Western Districts, as well as Ireland and Wales, with the Metropolis, Kent, and the Continent. PROVISIONALLY REGISTERED. CAPITAL £1,000,000, IN 80,000 SHARES OF JE25 EACH. Deposit £2. 12s. Gd. per Share, in pursuance of the new 'standing Orders of the House of Lords. To THE PROVISIONAL COMMITTEE CTF THE BRISTOL AND DOVER DiRECT JUNCTION RAILWAY Company. Gentlemen,—I request you will allot me Shares in the above Railway, and I agree to nccept that or any- less number you may please to allot me and I undertake to pay the Deposit of £2. 12s. Gd. per Share on the same, and to sign the Subscribers' Agreement and Parliament- ary Contract when required. DatEd this day of 18-15. Name at full length Residence Place of Business (if any) Trade or profession Name in full, Pro-J fession, and Resi- > dence of Referee I Usual Signature ILYNYI VALLEY AND SOUTH WALES j JUNCTION RAILWAY.—NOTICE—No ap- plications for Shares can be received after SATURDAY next, the 18th inst. By Order, S. D. FLEMING, Sec. pro tem. 35, Broad-street Buildings. HEREFORD and MERTHYR TIDVIL JUNC- TION RAILWAY COMPANY. The Committee of Management beg to state that the Allotment of Shares in this Company is proceeding with, and will be issued with all expedition, By order, THOMAS HAWKER. Offices of the Company, 1, New Broad-street, October ] li. SOUTH WALES RAILWAY. NOTICE IS lIEREB r GIVEN, THAT the First ordinary Meeting of the Proprietors JL of the South Wales Railway Company, will be held at the Great Western Railway Station, Pa idington, on Friday the 31st day of October, instant, at One o'CIock in the afternoon, for the purpose of business required by Acts of Parliament to be transacted at a General Meeting of the Company, and also for the purpose of giving authority to the Directors with respect to any agreements with other companies, and applications to Parliament which they may think it expedient to make in the ensuing session, and generally -for other matters. C. RUSSELL, Chairman, N. ARMSTRONG, Secretary. South Wales Railway Office, 449, West Strand, London, Oct. 14th, 1815. NEWPORT, NANTYGLO, EBBW VALE, and i\ TREDEGAR RAILWAY COMPANY, with branches to the Pentwyn and Golonos, British Iron Com- pany's, Bleanavon, Victoria, and Sirhowy Iron Works, and the numerous Collieries of the district.—(Provision- ally registered.)-Capital f800,000, in 32,000 shares of £25 each. Deposit £'l2!'1. per share. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. This Company is formed for the purpose; of affording to the well-known iron and coal district of Monmouth- shire, the advantages of railway and locomotive commu- nication, both for its enormous mineral produce, and tra- velling accommodation for its dense and thriving popula- tion. The produce of the large iron works and collieries it is intended this railway shall communicate with, is at pre- sent conveyed to the magnificent port of Newport, by means of a tramroad of the rudest construction, on which the average rate of travelling does not exceed two miles per hour. This, though maintained at an extravagant cost, has yielded to the proprietors for many years past from 12 to 15 per cent., and the present price of each JE100 share is £230, although there is no revenue what- ever derived from passengers. When this country is afforded the accommodation of railway communication for its passenger, iron, tin-plate, and coal traffic, it is not presumption to predict that it will not stand second to any undertaking of a similar kind in the kingdom for importance and profit. Prospectuses, with the names of a most influential committee, will be published in the course of a few days and in the meantime further particulars may be had by application to Messrs. W. O. and W. Hunt, soiicitors, 10, Whitehall, London. GLAMORGAN CEXTML MINERAL RAILAVAY. PRELIMINARY 'ANNOU|ncement. Capital, £500,000 in 25 000 Shares, of JE20 eich. Deposit, £2 per Share. THIS Line of Railway (which is proposed by the _)_ Duffryn Llynvi and Porth Cawl Railway Company), will embrace the richest Mineral Field in the Principality, lying chiefly in the Hundreds of Newcastle and Ogmore, and comprising a district of about 10 miles squire, abounding with Coal of the best quality, also with Argil- aceous and Black Band Iron Ore. It is proposed to construct this Railway in the most efficient manner, to carry a branch line up each of the Mineral Valleys into which the district is divided, to connect them into one Trunk line near Bridgend and to enlarge the present Harbour of Porth Cawl (which is about midway between Cardiff and Swansea), into a commodious Port adapted to the extensive traffic con- templated. It is intended, for the convenience of Passengers, to connect the main line with the South Wales Railway at two different points towards Cardiff and Neath; which will also afford facilities of Shipment at thetvarious Ports, accessible by the South Wales line. A detailed Prospectus, with the names of an influen- tial Committee, will be shortly submitted to the public, when it will be seen that no line of Railway yet projected offers greater advantages in the way of Investment, or opens such an inexhaustible field of Mineral Wealth. Further information may in the mean time be obtained of Mr. WILLIAM LEWIS, Solicitor, Bridgend; and Messrs. ROWLAND, HACON & ROWLAND, Solicitors, Threadneedle Street, London. By order of the Duffryn Llynvi and Porth Cawl Rail- wav Company, W. S. BRADLEY, Clerk. Porth Cawl, near Bridgend, Glamorgan- ) shire, Sept. 26th, 1845. ) GLAMORGANSHIRE MICHAELMAS QUAR- TER SESSIONS, 1845. AT this Sessions the following GENTLEMEN were Appointed VISITORS to the LUNATIC ASY- LUM at the Vernon House, BRITON FERRY, jn the 3aid County, of which Robert Valentine Leach is pro- prietor :— The Vice Lieutenant of the County, The Members of the County and Boroughs for the time being, The Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Quarter Sessions of the County for the time being, Frederick Fredricks, of Duffryn, Esquire, Howel Gwyn, of Baglan House, Esquire, John Dillwyn Llewelyn, of Penllergare, Esquire, Charles Sylvester, of Cowbridge, Esquire, M.D. and Thomas Dalton, of Cardiff, in the said County, Attorney, was appointed their Clerk. WOOD, Clerk of Peace. MONMOUTHSHIRE. ToIronFoullders,Engineers & others. '10 BE LET. AND ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, ALL that well-known IRON FOUNDRY, called the Union Iron Foundry, situate at Llanhilleth, in the county of Monmouth. The Premises are in a fit state for immediate working, and consist of Spacious Cast-Houses, Moulding Shops, Pattern-Shops, Fitting-Shops, with powerful Lathes; Smith's-Shops, and every other convenience for making Castings, and fitting up Engines of every description; with Offices, Workmen's Cottages, Stablings, and other requisite conveniences. For further particulars apply to WILLIAMS and SONS, Newport Old Bank. Newport, 8th October, 1845. Standard Life Assurance Company. ESTABLISHED 1825. Edinburgh 3, George-street. London: 82, King William-Street. LONDON BOARD OP DIRECTORS. The Right Honble. Lord Ernest Bruce, M.P. Sir James Eyre, M.D. • Matthew Forster, Esq., M.P. James Gadesden, Esq. William Haigh, Esq. Edward Thomas Whittaker. Esq. George Frederick Young, Esq. DIVISION OF PROFITS.—FINAL NOTICE. THIS is the Year in which the Third Division of the J_ Company's Profits falls to: be made. The necessary investigation is now in progress, and all persons assuring before the 15th November next will share in the division PETER E WART, Resident Secretary. 82, King William-Street, Oct. 15th, 1845. AGENTS. Cardiff-George Clinton, Architect, Windsor-place. Jflonmeutk- James G. George, Solicitor. Newport—E. E, BeckinghalD, Weit of England Bank. JJoticcg. CONSllciiAl'ION OP ST. MARY S CHURCH, CARDIFF. This Church will (D.V.) be Consecrated ON TlIlTRSDA Y, THE 6th NOVEMBER, 1845, BY THE RIGHT REVEREND THE LORD BISHOP OF LLAXDAFF. The Service will commence at II o'clock, A.M., and the Sermon is intended to be preached by the Lord Bishop. THE attendance of the Subscribers, and of the Clergy, Gentry, and others, inhabitants generally of the Town and Neighbourhood, is respectfully requested. Such of the Clergy, Gentry, and others, as desire to take part in the PROCESSION, are hereby invited to meet the Committee at the Town-Hall, punctually at Ten o'clock h) the Morning of that day. A Collection towards defraying the Debt still remain- ing upon this Church will be made at the close of the Service. Cardiff, ICth Oct., 1845. HOUSE-WARMING DINNER. JAMES WILLIAMS, (LATE OF THE OLD POST INN), BEGS most respectfully to inform his Friends and the public in general, that his HOUSE-WARMING DINN ER will take place at the mæ:Ð <&m? 211sto On Wednesday, the 29th imtant, When he humbly solicits the attendance of as many of his Friends as can make it convenient. Dinner on the Table at half-past Four o'clock. CATKAYS IVUHSEItY GARDENS, CARDIFF. THE whole of the STOCK of these GARDENS, consisting of many Thousands of Forest and Ornamental TREES, including Oak, Ash,Chesnut, Scotch Larch and Spruce Firs, Thorn Quicks, &c. Apple, Pear, and other Fruit Trees will be sold at very great reduction in price, the Trustees having resolved that the Gardens shall be entirely cleared of all Stock thereon by the first day of MARCH next. Oct. 13, 1845. WAITED, IN a Small Family a very respectable Middle-aged Person as COOK. She must undertake the Dairy and Poultry, and help in the Washing. None need apply under 40 years of age, and the character for honesty, activity, and good temper will be strictly investigated. Wages, about £ 10. Apply to the Editor of this Paper; or, by letter, to A.B.C., Post-Office, Merthyr. TO WATCHMAKERS. "117ANTED IMMEDIATELY, a first-rate Workman, TT who has been accustomed to London and Foreign Work. Wages will be of no object.-Apply to Mr. H. Grant, Watchmaker & Silversmith, Angel-street, Cardiff". P.S.—A Foreign Workman would be preferred. White Lion Inn Derby Sweep for 1846 PHILLIP BIRD RESPECTFULLY informs his Friends and the Public generally, that the Subscriptions to the above Sweep will commence 011 WEDNESDAY NEXT, the 22nd instant. Cardiff, Oct. 16th, 1845. TO DRAPERS' ASSISTANTS! WANTED IMMEDIATELY,—A STEADY" AC- TIVE EXPERIENCED YOUNG MAN, who ha3 a perfect knowledge of the Trade and can speak the Welsh language. A respectable reference will be required.-Apply to GRIFFITH LEWIS, Green and New Street, Neath. COWBRIDGE. JOB JAMES, CARDIFF, BEGS leave to inform the Inhabitants of COW- BRIDGE and its Vicinity, of his having pur- chased the whole of the Stock in Trade of Mr. GRIFFITHS, Ironmonger (who is obliged through ill health to retire), and that on such terms as enable* him to offer the same well worthy the attention of all consumers. The Stock must be cleared off the premises by the 8th December. DECIDED BARGAINS—1 TURNING ILATIIE, by Holt-zapfel; 1 large Wrought-Iron CHEST or Safe, with 2 Drawers and superior Locks.
GLAMORGANSHIRE. NOTICE is hereby given, that at the next GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACE, to be holden in the Town of CARDIFF, in and for the County of GLAMORGAN, the Justices then and there Assem- bled intend to Appoint a Committee of Justices either to Superintend the Erecting or providing an Asylum for the Pauper Lunatics of this County alone, or to treat and enter into an Agreement with the Justices of some other County or Counties, Borough or Boroughs, or with the Subscribers to some Lunatic Asylum heretofore esta- blished by voluntary Subscriptions, for the Erection or providing an Asylum for the Pauper Lunatics of this County. WOOD, Clerk of Peace. Cardiff, 14th October, 1845.
JAMES MILLS, Piano-Forte Maker, Tuner, and Repairer, mom IBROADWOOD AND SMS, fltafms to Jfcet ^aic0t £ 21, WILLIAM-STREET, HAMPSTEAD ROAD, LONDON, BEGS most respectfully to return his grateful thanks to the Nobility, Gentry, and Inhabitants of Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr, Cowbridge, and their Vicinities, for the liberal patronage with which they have honoured him and to inform them that he is now making a tour, and has brought with him a variety of his splendid-tone Patent 61 OCTAVE, CABINET, and COTTAGE PIANO- FORTES, with wrought-iron bolts and metalic plates, all of which are manufactured upon the best principles, combining the modern improvements with elegant ap- pearance and substantial construction, and are confidently guaranteed to preserve the tone clear and action free, and stand well in tune in every climate, which he offers at such exceedingly low prices as to defy competition. N.B.—J. M. has also a large assortment of new and approved MUSIC, by the most eminent Composers. Merchants, Captains, and Exporters, advantageously supplied with new and sound second-hand Piano-Fortes, adapted to all climates. Instruments bought, sold, exchanged, or lent on hire. All orders addressed to J. Mills, Guardian-Office, Cardiff, will be carefully attended to, or at Mr. Davis's, Bush Inn, Merthyr, at both of which places the instru- ments may be seen. J. MILLS' usual visits to this County are in February and August. References to some of the most respectable families in the county can be given.
South Wales Turnpike Trusts. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Commis- sioners for carrying into execution an Act of Par- liament pased in the 2nd session of the 5th year of the reign of her present Majesty, intituled An Act to au- thorize the advance of money out of the Consolidated Fund to a limited amount, for carrying on pnblic Works and Fisheries and employment of the Poor, and to amend the Acts authorizing the issue of Exchequer Bills for the like purposes," have appointed the 3rd day of November next, for payment to the parties entitled thereto, of the several sums of money fixed by the Awards of the South Wales Turnpike Trusts Commissioners, dated respec- tively, the 1st day of September, 1845, relating to the after-mentioned Trusts, together with interest on such sums after the rate of £3 per centum per annum, com- puted from the said 1st day of September, the date of the said awards, to the said 3rd day of November, the day ap- pointed for payment, that is to say:—the Brecknockshire Trust, in the county of Brecknock; the Cardigan District Trust and the Aberystwith District Trust, in the county of Cardigan the Carmarthen and Newcastle Trust, the Kidwelly Trust, the Llandilo and Llandebye and Brynllol Branch Trust, and the Three Commott's Trust, in the county of Carmarthen the Llandovery and Llangadock 1 rust, in the counties of Carmarthen and Glamorgan; the Main Trust and the Whitland Trust, in the counties of Carmarthen and Pembroke; the Aberdare Trust, the Abernant and Rhydyblew Trust, the Bridgend Trust, the Cardiff and Ely Branch Trust, the Cowdridge Trust, the Llantrissant Trust, the Merthyr Tydvil Trust, the Neath Trust, the New Mill Trust, the Rhymney Bridge Trust, and the Swansea Trust, in the county of Glamorgan; the Tavernspite Trust, in the county of Pembroke; and the Radnorshire Trust, in the county of Radnor. And notice is hereby further given, that the several sums fixed by the said awards, with such interest as before-mentioned, will be payable at this office on and after the said 3rd day of November next, between the hours of eleven and two o'clock, but the sums awarded will cease to bear interest from the day appointed for payment of the same. Dated, this 16th day of October, 1845. By order of the Public Works Loan Commissioners, a u T J, S. J3RICKWOOD, South 5ea House, London, Swr»Ury,
Britannia X/ife Assurance Company, No. 1, I 1. INC I. a s I H I: rrr. 15 K I.ON DON Empowered by Spccial Ad if Parliament IV. J'icl. cap. IX. DIRECTORS. William Rardaeit, Ksq | Hohert Fjrli„,on, Ksq Samuel llevingion, bsq j Krasmus Itoht. Foster, Esq Win. Kechncy Black, Ksq I Peter .Morrison Ksq George Cohen, I'.sq I Henry l.ewis Smale, lisq George Cohen, I'.sq I Henry l.ewis Smale, lisq Millis Coventry, Esq | J 0J111 Drewett, Ksq AUDITORS. J. B. Bevington, F.sq.-J.l'.C;ol'kerill, Esq.-J. D. Dow, Esq MICDICAF. OFFIC1 R. John Clendiiining.M.l)., F.H S., 16, Wimpole St., Cavendish Square. STANDING COVIN SKI.. I he Hon. John Ashley, New Square, Lincoln's Iou«—Mr. Serjeant Nfitrl)liv, SOLICITOR. William Bevan,, Usq., Old Jewry. ii A K I I! s. Mefsr". Drewett and Fowler, Princes Street, Bank. This Institution is empowered by a Special Act of Parlia- ment, and is so constituted as to atTorci the benefits of I.if. Assurance in their fullest exlcn: to I'olicv-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 Kates of Premium, on a new and remarkable plan for secnring Loans or Debts a less immediate payment being required on a policy for the whole term of life than in any other of ice. CREDIT 1'ABI.E.—1'y this Table, (he Premiums may remain unpaid for live years, upon satisfactory security being given or the liquidation of the same, at the expira ion of that period HALF CRLDIT HATES OF PREMIUM. Persons assured according to these rules, are allowed credit (without security) for half the amount of the first seven Annual I'Iemiums, paying interest thereon at the rate of Five per Cent, per Annum, with the option of paying otr the Principal at any tima, or having the amount deducted from the sum as-ureil when the l'olicy becomes a claim- Policies m,iy thus be effected at lower rates than are gene- rally required tor the term of seven years only i whilst the holders have the same security for the payment of their claim*, whenever death mug happen, as if they paid double the amount of premiuwo, which would be charged for assurance effected in the same wav. Policies revived without the exaction of a fine, at any lime within twelve mon-hs. Extract from Increasing Kates of Premium, for an Assu- rance off !<)(). for W tiole Term of Life. Age of the Assured in every case admitted in the Policy, j, Medical Attendants remunerated in all cases for their reports. A Board of Directors in attendance daily. at 2 o'clock. > Annual Premiums payable during j | First: Second Third Fourth Remain j j Five Five Five Five der of < i Years, j Years. Years. Years. Life. j £. d.: £. s. d.1 £. s. d. £. s. d. £ s. d. 11;. s. d.! £ s. d. £ s. d J £ s. d. £ s. d.j 1 I 4 1 5 10 1 10 11 1 16 «J 2 3 M I 6 4 1 12 2; 1 19 12 7 4 2 17 fi 1 10 1 2 4 41 2 14 6 3 7 3 4 3 4 j 2 10 7 3 9 4| 4 5 5 5 6 3 6 13 j 2 10 7 3 9 4| 4 5 5 5 6 3 6 13 Extrr from the Half Credit Ilates of Premium. Annual Pre.fiiaai required for an Assurance of 1:100. for the whole Term of Life. A e. Half Premium lor M'l.oie Premium seven years. after seven years £ • s. d. d. 10 119 2 8 6 35 14 11 2 9 10 to 19 2 2 IB 4 65 1 U 10 3 9 8 60 226 450 55 2 12 9 5 56 60 3 tf 8 6 13 It MOKItlSON, Rest,tent.Director Detailed Prospectuses, and every requisite information as tothe mode of effectins Assurances, may be obtained upon application to the following AGENTS— NEWPORT Mr. R. Jenkins, merchant. CHEPSTOW Mr. J. L. Baldwyn, solicitor. BRISTOL.. Mr. John Moxbam, Bank-court, Corn-street. CARDIFF Mr. W. D. Horwood. HUNTING A PPOINTMENTS. THE COWBRIDGE HARRIERS MEET On Monday. Oct. 20th .St. Mary Hill Wednesday.. 22nd. Turcross Down EACH DAY AT HALF-PAST TEN. NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. 4W AIICOMMUNICATiorrS and ADVERTISEMENTS intended for this JOURNAL should be forwarded early in the Week-not later than THURSDAY. GAME LISTS.—We find that the Game Lists for this county published by us last week was incomplete, as we inadvertently omitted the names of several gentle- men, and also of Mr. Talbot's and Mr. Bruce Pryce's gamekeepers. Want of leisure will not permit us to supply the omissions this week, but we hope to be able to do so in our next. Oun READERS AND SuascMBEM.—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. BRIDGEND LABOURERS' FRIEND SOCIETY.-In the Rev. Mr. Harding's second speech: for there is nothing like the dung of old cattle," read "there is nothing like the dung of Oldcastle." The rejfort appears in the Supplement, which had been worked off before we discovered that it unfortunately contained several typographical errors. Mr. George Robins's Sale of Farms in Monmouthshire, will take place on Tuesday, November the 11 th, and not on Thursday, November the 13th. The alteration in the date was not received by us until that portion of our impression, in which the advertizement appears, had been printed. In consequence of the influx of several long advertise- ments at a very late hour, we are compelled to omit our Report of the interesting proceedings at Llandaff, 011 Wednesday—seven-eighths of our Report of the Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions-the whole of the Monmouthshire Sessions-the Abergavenny Eisteddfod Police News, &c., &c., 8cC. ° The second Llynvi Valley, &c., Railway Advertizement, was not received in time to follow the first.
HIGH WATERAT CARDIFF. OCTOBER, i Morning. Evening. Sunday 19.. j 8 6 ¡ 8 26 Monday 20.. g 35 8 55 Tuesday 21.. j g 5 ? 9 26 Wednesday. 22.. 9 34 9 56 Thursday 23.. j JQ IG jy gg Friday 24.. | 5 J1 4^ Snturday_2^^J-J* £ j_- 1 0 34 1 15
THE CARDIFF AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN. FRIDAY. OCTOBE^R^^ NOTWITHSTANDING the probable consequences that have been so often held out to the public upon the subject of Railway Speculations," through the means of the leading daily and other periodical Jour- nals, yet the business of the Share Market continues with unabated-nay, increased vigour. The many alarming hints thrown out of late proving, almost to demonstration, the events which must inevitably hap- pen, and that the evil hour will come, too, much sooner than people in general wish or expect, have tended in no degree to diminish the rage for ihis all-engaging topic. That Railways possess the most civilising tendencies cannot be doubted. By anni- hilating time and space, and bringing the ends of the earth as it were together, a rapid circulation of intel- ligence and knowledge is insured; and nations long estranged to each other are rendered intimate and familiar. Commerce receives incalculable advantages from the rapidity with which goods may be conveyed from one place to another, and the whole social ma- chine is made to vibrate with the lightning-like cir- culation of the locomotive. But what an impetus must be given to knowledge and intellect by the wondrous achievement which the application of steam to travelling has already caused, and is still destined more elaborately to effect. During1 the present pre- vailing mania, it most especially behoves us strictly to sift and scrutinize such of those immense masses of projects daily springing up, as most particularly con- cerns our own immediate interests and neighbourhood. These remarks are caused (as may have been, proba- bly, surmised) by an advertisemen^ which appears in one of our advertising columns, of « The Weston- super-Mare Pier." We feel, therefore, we shall be only anticipating the wishes of the large majority of our readers by discussing a matter of such great local benefit-so highly propitious to the interests of our fellow-townsmen, and the advantages to be deri- ved by our own surrounding countrymen. It has been determined, it appears, at last to erect a Pier at Weston-super-Mare, for connecting South Wales and Ireland with the Western and Southern Counties, London, & the North :—and a Provisional Committee has been formed for the purpose of carrying out this most excellent resolution :-a plan., we should sup- pose, that had long since been desired, and, indeed, we much wish had long since been accomplished by the spirited inhabitants of that delightful and fast- improving watering-place. Our own town is at a distance from Weston-super- Mare of 18 miles only, which, by Steam Communica- tion, may at any time or tide be thus reached in less than an hour, so that in fact, upon the completion of this Pier, we shall, with a mere Steam Feiry, at all times be enabled to effect a transit to the Metropolis in 6 hours; Exeter and its vicinity in 3 hours (by means of the Great Western Railway); Poole, in Dorsetshire, and its surrounding neighbourhood, at all times (by means of the Bristol, Wells, and Poole Junction Railway) in 31 hours, passing through Abridge, Wells, Sheptou Mallett, Bruton, Wincau. y ton. Stallbridge, Sturminster, Blandford, Wimborne, and other important towns; thence from Poole to Cherbourg, in France, by which Paris may be reached in almost as direct a route as a bird would fly, in the short space of 13 hours, and which, by the way, is the nearest road to the French Metropolis for the whole of the Principality. 1 he advantages to be derived by this excellent and expeditious mode of communication in every point of view—as well commercial as otherwise—to our town, South Wales, and, indeed, the whole of the Princi- pality, are such as we are sure to our readers we need not here attempt to describe. If any guarantee were requisite for the foundation of such statements, or a confirmation wished to allay all doubt upon the mnt- ter, we need only refer to the influence and respect- ability of the names in the resolution come to at our own Hall of Commerce, on the 30th of September last. It may be well, perhaps, to add, that at Weston- super-Mare are made excellent bricks, tiles, and other similar materials, from the clay soil there of the old inclosed lands,—articles we know that cannot be manufactured here, and which we are now obliged to procure elsewhere at much expense and great deJav- sor that our traffic in this respect alone, to and from Weston-super-Mare by means of the contemplated Pier, must be extensive, in order regularly to supply our usual consumption and demand; in exchange for which, articles of our market here, such as coals, iron, &c., would of course be gladly taken from us; and thus producing alike reciprocal benefit to all. Space will not, however, allow us to give a more lengthened opinion of the benefits as detailed in the Prospectus of the Weston-super-Mare Pier, which we feel must accrue to this part of South Wales by the scheme at present in contemplation, and to Card-iff in particular; but we certainly feel it to he a subject of the first im- portance to its future prosperity. Hie fact is so obvious, that no argument need be advanced in sup- port of it. We believe our countrymen have too sound a judgment, and too keen a sense of their own interest, not to use every means in their power to effect a mode of accommodation which cannot but prove so highly beneficial to their own private indi- vidual interests, as also the welfare of the public: and, therefore, anxious as we are for the general pros- perity of this part of the country, it is with no little pleasure we earnestly desire the attention of our readers to this admirable project. One word of advice, however, to our friends across the channel (if we may be permitted < o take the liberty of suggesting it to them) is, to look well, and rightly examine the best means of effecting their intended object, consi- dering whether Mr. Dredge's Bridge (to which, be it understood, upon principle we have no objection whatever) or a strong, broad, solid, and substantial wall or breakwater, connecting the hill with the Island of Birnbeck, would not equally, in a pecuniary point of view, as also a greater protection and shelter for vessels riding there at anchor generally, he more advantageous and beneficial for the Company (regard being had at rough and unseasonable weather to the ebb and flow of the tide there at such times, and the powerful and peculiar current of the sea at that local- ity). There can be no fear of error, however, upon this point, as in looking over the names of the gen- tlemen who form the Provisional Committee, we see in the direction men who will take care to obtain all the requisite local knowledge upon the subject, being naturally interested in the accommodation the Pier will give to themselves, and the value it will confer on their estates men, too, who will hold, not sell their shares, and trust themselves only. The Company de- serve our most cordial thanks, co-operation, and sup- port we shall, most assuredly, do all we can to aid their highly creditable and very commendable views and in this undertaking we wish them every pos- sible success.
WESTON -SI:PEU-MA.RE PIER.—We have heretofore had occasion to call the attention of our townsmen to the im- portant fact, that steam communication from this place to Weston-super-mare would open incalculable advan- tages to our town and neighbourhood and in this view we were by no means too sanguine, as we have now the additional pleasure of observing that the contemplated Railway from Poole, in Dorsetshire, direct to the im- proving town of Weston-super-mare (the place of their terminus), and our hourly means ol approach to that fa- voured spot, will place our townsmen, and all who may start from our port, within thirteen hours of Paris the line will be eighty-two miles, running across and fed by every Railway now suggested or made from the East and West parts of the kingdom, passing through the counties of Somerset and Dorset; and when it is remembered that in the neighbourhood of Poole there are no minerals (nearly the whole substratum being composed of chalk), and that in the article of coal there can be no competi- tion with our friends on this side the channel nearer than Radstock, in Somersetshire, we cannot but feel assured that the discernment of our Chamber of Commerce, as first noticed, in encouraging our Weston-super-mare friends, has been by no means misplaced. We repeat, the advan- tages to us, even in passenger traffic, by persons who will be able to proceed from hence by the shortest possible route to the French capital, are beyond calculation. It occurs to us, then, to suggest to all who have the welfare of our town at heart, that they should assist unsparingly in the formation of the contemplated pier and water ap- proach at Weston-super-mare. We are assured that the Railways in Ireland are alive to this undertaking; one Company having taken 110 shares, and we hope to hear the enterprise and zeal of our first and early acquaintance, the men of Weston-super-mare, will meet, as it deserves, the support of all parties. CARDIFF MARKET, OCT. 11.—Beef, 6d. to 7d.; Mutton and Lamb, 6^d. to 7d.; Veal, 6J. to 7d.; Pork, 6d. to 7d. per lb.; Geese, 3s. 6d. to 4s. each Ducks, 3s. 6d. to 4s.; Fowls, 2s. 6d. to 2s. 9d. per couple; Fresh Butter, Is. Id. to Is. 2d. Sale ditto. Is.; Cheese Gid. to 7d.; Filberts, IOd. per lb. French Nuts, Is. per 100 Common Nuts, 7d. per qr. Eggs, lOd. per doz. Potatoes, red, 7s. 6d. ditto, white, 6s. to 68. 6d. per sack. We are glad to observe by the interference of a gentleman, a great improvement in the arrangements of the stalls in the fish market; and Mr. John, Lee, Fish. monger, has, to his credit, a marble slab, which adds much to the cleanliness and appearance of the fish. CARDIFF SAVINGS BANK. — Saturday, October 11th. Amount received, JE283 3s. 4d. paid, jE60 3s. 4d.; Depositors, 47. CUSTOM HOUSE, CARDIFF, OCT. 14th.—Removed under bond, from London, by William Bird, 10 chests of tea, 798lbs., and duty paid thereon, £87 5s. 8d. BAPTIST CHAPEL, DINAS.—On Thursday evening, the 9th instant, a very interesting lecture on Mental Activity was delivered at this place, by Mr. D. Rhys Stephen, of Newport, Baptist Minister, to a tolerably numerous, but very attentive congregation. The lecturer, with his usual aptness of illustration and eloquence, very lucidly explained and powerfully enforced the importance of his subject. The thanks of the meeting having been unani- mously offered to, and kindly accepted by, Mr. Stephen, the congregation was dismissed, not only delighted, but also deeply impressed with the necessity of cultivating an active mind. NANTGABW.—On Wednesday, the 8th inst., the new School- room at Nantgarw was opened under the Bishop's licence, for the performance of Divine Worship according to the rites and ceremonies of the United Church of England and Ireland. The room, a commodious and well built one, Wal, at eleven o.clock in the morning of the said day, crowded even to the door, when the licence was read by the Rev, W. Leigh, vicar of the parish after which he proceeded with the solemn service of the day in English; that being ended, a very appropriate sermon was delivered in a highly energetic and impressive manner, in the same language, by the Rev, Edmund Leigh, curate of Ponty- pool, from Joshua the 24th chapter and 15th verse,—" And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods that your father, served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Another most eloquent sermon which seemed to electrify the whole audience, was delivered by the Rev. Wm, Jones, incumbent of Bedwellty, in Welsh, from the 2nd Corinthians, chap. 4, and the 18th verse—"But we all with open face, beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory. even as by the Spirit of the Lord." The matter, the language, and the oratory of the preacher were beyond description. In the after- noon the service was read, for the most part, in a very emphatic manner, in Welsh, by the Rev. W, J. Thomas, Vicar of Pen- tyrch; when most admirable sermens were delivered, in English and Welsh, by the Rev. W. C. Bowen, Curate of Coychurch, and the Rev. M. R. Morgan, Incumbent of St. John's, Swansea, from Psalms 130, 4 v., and Eph. I, 22 v.; and the effect was such that scarcely a dry eye could be observed amongst the crowded congregation. May it be lasting [We understand that there is no school, in connection with the Established Church, (save a Sunday School, which is in a flourishiag state, under the superintendence of the Rev. D. Williams, at Glyntaff Church), in the very extensive parish of Eglwysilan containing a population of about 5000 souls. On contemplation of this great moral destitution, the above sehool-room has been erected chiefly through the exertions of the Vicar of the parish and Mr. H. T. Williams, of Dyffrinffrwd, by public subscription, and grants from the Privy Council and the National Education 80ciety still we are sorry to understand that there is a deli- ciency in the fund of £ 50, before all can be completed, such as the boundary walls, gates, dikes, 8cc. &c. We hope, therefore, that some other Christian friends will aid this labour of love.— [ED. C. & M. G,]
Glamorganshire Quarter Sessions. We have only room for the following cases this week. CARDIFF .—George Griffiths, of Cardiff, was charged with stealing, on the 8th of August last, various articles of wearing apparel, nine penknives, &c., the property of Priscilla Bowden and a handkerchief, which was the property of Mr. John Smith, of the Van Office. Priscilla Bowden examined by Mr. Wilson; I am in the habit of travelling about the country with things for sale. On the 8th of August, being caught in the rain, I went into a shed near the Van Office, Cardiff. I had my bundle with me. It contained nine penknives, a shawl, a cotton dress, a pair of clogs, a pair of slippers, a rule measure, and many other things in it. Uriah Edwards and the prisoner came to me in the shed. The prisoner pulled my bundle from my arm. They pulled me about md I begged they would let me go. During the struggle the prisoner went away and I missed my bundle. I made il. search for him in company with Uriah Edwards, and at length found him. He told me he knew nothing about my bundle. I went to the shed at five minutes past nine, and found Griffiths at half-past eleven in Bridge.strcet. [ have not teen the bundle niuce, Q The prisoner called upon Mr. Owen Ilughea, grocer, tor a character.—Mr. Hughes said—" 1 have known him for many years at Cardiff, and I believe his general charac- ter to be good as far as I know."—Mr. John Evans, crier of the court, also said-" I have never heard any- thing against him till this case. He bears a good character in his neighbourhood. The jury acquitted the prisoner. CARDIFF.— W illiam Joseph, aged 19, boatman, David Davies, aged 25, labourer, and Thomas Thomas, aged 17, boatman, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing at Cardiff, on the 27th of July, 15 gallons of beer and 15 gallons of porter, of the property of Mr. Evan Griffiths and others. David Davies was sentenced to one mouth's imprisonment, with hard labour, in Swansea House of Correction. William Joseph and Thomas Thomas were sen 1 t'ijctii tube iiJJj>; is Jijo.j iiiiJ !),- t,¡ h1',1 )n!o¡r in the same prison for three days, and to be once privateiy whipped. ABURDARF.. — Thomas Richards, aged 18, mason, was charged with having, in the beginning of last winter, feloniously stolen one moleskin jacket, value 10s., of the property of Mr. David Lewis. David Lewis, examined by Mr. Thomas Allen :—I am a blacksmith, and lo(lgp with Mrs. Thomas, of Aberdare, I worked with Mr. Williams, of Hirwain, Inst winter, and also lodged with him. While I was at work one day, between 2 and 3 o'clock, the prisoner came and me where he could get lodgings. I sent him down to the house I lodged in, and we slept together that ni^iit, The next morning I got up first, and told the prisoner it was time for him to get up. Prisoner said he was not going to work, as his hammer was not ready. That night I missed my moleskin jacket. I had left it on the upstairs window, in the room we slept in. I went next day to Mr. Roberts, the policeman, to tell him of it. The prisoner had left the place, and I saw him next on the 2Sth of September, in Aberdare, at Mr. Davies's works. I said to him that he had my jacket about him, and that ha must take it off. He said he wou'd not take it off. I told him again, and he then broke out crying. He took it off, and offered me S,. for the use of ir. I knew him and the jacket directly I saw them. I sent for Saddler and Roberts, the policemen, who took prisoner into custody. P.S. Richard Saddler examined On the 38th of September, the prisoner was given into my custody by the last witness, on the charge of stealing the fustian jacket which I now produce. David Lewis identified the jacket. He had no parti- cular mark upon it. but he would swear it was his jacket. Verdict—Gui'.ty. Sentence—Two calendar months' imprisonment, with hard labour,"In Swansea House of Correction—the first three days and the last three days to be spent in solitude. BHIDGEND.—Charlotte Thomas, aged 37, the wife of Thomas Thomas, was charged with having stolen one handkerchief, valus sixpence, of the property of Mr. Michael Hayes. Verdict—Guilty. It was then proved that at the Epiphany Sessions, 1839, prisoner was con- victed of having stolen a piece of cloth, of the property of Mr. Reynolds, of Bridgend, tailor, and sentenced for that offence to be imprisoned, &c. for two months. Sentencj —Six calendar months' imprisonment, with hard labour, in Swansea House of Correction—the first three days of the second month, and the last three days of the term of imprisonment, to be spent in solitude.—Mr. Carne con- ducted the prosecution. MERTHYR TYIJVIL.— Oliver Phillips was charged with stealing, on the 2nd of September, two flannel shirts, one flannel apron, and one pair of stockings, of the property of Mrs. Mary Owen. Anne Thomas examined by Mr. Morgan I am the servant to Mrs. Mary Owen. She lives at Gellydew. On the 2nd of September I was washing there, and put the clothes to hang out to dry. [Witness enumerated the various articles.] I saw them on the hedge at a quarter past two o'clock. There is a foot path near the hedge, and I saw the prisoner upon it near the clothes, about 19 minutes after I saw the clothes. Shortly afterwards I missed the clothes. John Davies, engineer, examined On the morning of the 3rd of September at about half-past four, I was at my work and saw prisoner in the ash-pit, and clothes hang- ing on a bar there to dry. There were two shirts, one apron, and one pair of stockings. He told me he came from Swansea but a haulier who was there knew him and said —" Hallo, Oliver, is it you I—Why do you tell your lies!" I then asked him—"Where have you been stealing these clothes 1" He replied—"They are not mine, but they belong to a man and woman who gave them to me last night." I said—" I'll take care of the clothes until you bring the man and woman here." I took the clothes, and he went to look for his partners. I gave the man and the clothes into the policeman's custody. P.C. John Phillips examined: I produce some articles of clothing which I received from last witness. Ann Thomas was recalled She said the clothes pro- duced belonged to Mrs. Owen and her lodgers. Verdict—Uuilty. Sentence—one month's imprison- ment with hard labour. DOWLAIS.—Job Owens, aged 20, labourer, was charged with having stolen on the 29th of July, six iron stay nails, of the property of Sir Josiah John Guest, Bart., and others. The jury acquitted the prisoner. Mr. Richards conducted the prosecution. Dow LA-IS. Patrick Ryan, aged 60, hawker, charged with stealing, on the 20th of August, 65 lbs. of pit rope, the property of Sir Josiah John Guest, Bart. and others. David Williams examined by Mr. Richards: I was at Peuwainfawr pit, on the 20th August last, at seven in the morning, and was near the drum of the engine. I ob- served many pieces of rope under that drum on the ground. I saw the prisoner on that day coming down the road from the pit at half-past one. He was going in the direction of Penydarran. I followed him. He turned off the road to a field. I overtook him and said—" Hallo, sir, what have you got in your bundle so heavy 1" He said—" I have nothing belonging to you." I replied—" Perhaps you have something belonging to the Dowlais Com pan}',—let me search your bag." I then searched it, anti took five pieces of rope out of it. He said he had bought them of a woman from Rhymney. There were two pieces of rope left in the bag. I took the pri- soner before Mr. John Evans, the manager, who ordered me to give him in custody to the police, and I did so. I accompanied Jarrett, the police-officer, to the pit then, and we examined the rope that was under the engine. It seemed to have been fresh cut. We compared the rope taken from the prisoner with the rope that was fresh cut and they corresponded in appearance. There is not a rope of the same power or kind in any of the works. It is a flat rope made to fit round the drum. It is the property of the Dowlais Company. The prisoner is a rag dealer. Cross-examined by Mr. Lloyd Hall: I went to Mary Phillips's house with a policeman and searched her house. She said she had sold no rope to the prisoner, and that she had nothing of the sort in her house. The woman was brought to the police station to prisoner, and he said —" this is the woman I bought it of." She denied it She is not here to-day. P.C. James Jarrett examined On the 20th of August last, the last witness brought me a bag with five pieces of rope. The prisoner was with him. I took two pieces of rope from the bag. [Pieces of rope produced and iden- tified by David Williams.] I asked prisoner where he got the rope from.. He said he had it with a woman from Long Town, but he could not give her name. He de- scribed to us where she lived and I went there—searched her house, but found no rope. Mr. Lloyd Hall then addressed the jury with great ability on prisoner's behalf, and then called William Williams, who said—I am a miner, and live wy near Mary Phillips, in Long Town, Dowlais. Three weeks or a month before the prisoner was taken into custody, I saw pieces of rope, similar to those now produced, on Mary Phillips' premises. 1 know very little of the prisoner, having only seen him once or twice before. Cross-examined.—1 was in the room at the Angel when the prisoner was examined before the magistrates, but I said nothing about this then. Verdict-Guilty. Sentence—To be imprisoned in the House of Correction at Swanaea for the term of one month, there to be kept to hard labour. THE ROBBERY AT THE CBLLARS, MERTHYR-TYDVIL. —Sarah Jonah, aged 25, (wife of William Jonah), and Maria Bbans, aged 18, single woman, were charged with having feloniously stolen, from the person of Thomas Jones, of Aberdare, twenty £5 bank notes-value £100. The said Sarah Jonah was also charged with having feloniously stolen, from the person of the said Thomas Jones, 75 sovereigns, and five £5 bank notes—value £25. William Hudson, aged 24, puddler, and Edward Jenkins, aged 26, tinman, were charged with being accessaries after the fact- that is to say, with having feloniously assisted the said female prisoners. Mr. Richards, for the prosecution, opened the case, stating with great clearness the facts, which will be found fully detailed in the following report of the evidence. Mr. Charles Herbert James, solicitor, of Merthyr proved that by the instructions of Thomas Jones he had prepared a bond to be by him given to John Jenkins, as security for £200, which sum was to be borrowed. Cross-examined by Mr. Wilson.-I do not know any- thing ot his having received any money on the bond. Thomas Jones examined.—I live in Aberdare. I am a moulder, and also keep a public-house. I went to Merthyron the 27th of September, to meet John Jenkins, of Coed Owen, to borrow JE200 on a bond at Mr. James's T J1161 Mr* Jenkin9> and went with him to Mr. James s office, and signed the bond. I went afterwards to the Brecon Bank. He drew £200 from the bank to lend me. There was £ 100 in bills; £75 in sovereigns, and tne remaining JE25 in bills. There were two parcels ot bills, and one parcel of sovereigns. All the bills were in i.3 notes, and were of different banks-of Brecon, Crawshay, and West of England Bank. I put the money in my pocket, and then went to the Globe, where I stayed for half an hour. I drank there two glasses of ale. Mr. Jenkins was there with me. From the Globe we went to the Crown. We stayed there about an hour and a half or two hours, and drank the same quantity there. From the Crown we went back again to the Globe, and stayed there till between 8 and 9. We drank there again two or three glasses, and then left to go home. We went by the market-house to go by the iron bridge, and then turned off the road to go to the Dynevor Arms. That was my way home. When on that road two females met me near Pontstorehouse. They were strangers to me. I did not go with them, but told them to leave me alone. They left me. My money was all with me after the two females left. After this two other females met me, one of whom—Sarah Jonah-I knew. I knew her as she had. been at my house at Aberdare. They said to me, "Tommy, come down with us." Sarah Jonah said so. I went with them to the Cellars. I did not then know whose house it was, but ( afterwards heard it wa| Wm. Huison's house. There was some man there when I went in. He went out, and I was left, alone with the two females. I sat down on a chair, and thev sat down —one on each side of me. I s-ot up to go -put my hand on my pocket, and found that part of my money had been taken, I cannot say how much, but it was the smallest bundle of money, containing notes and sovereigns. The sovereigns got loose in my pocket. I lost the loose o-oid and the smallest bundle of bills. When Jonah came up to me my pockets were buttoned; hut when I missed mv money in Hudson's house I found my pockets open. I then told the sirls, "Vou have taken some of my money." hey did not say much of any thing. I then got up to g-o, but they said, "Stop. that we may see," Ism-eeled in getting out of the house, and went to Jenkins bach's Iwnw, just close by. and said I had lost my money. Sarah Jonah and Maria Evans came after me. and Sarah said, » Tommy, come back—I will find the girl that took your money away.- I weut with her to a house where onl\ the two female prisoners were. She told me to ~o upstairs and she would find the girl that had robbed me. 1 went upstairs, and she followed me, and asked me for a shilling. She then went down andlaftel her. I gave her a shilling When J went down they told me to look what money I had got, that I might see what money I had lost. I refused for a little time. I had placed the'mouev between my drawers and thigh when coming down stairs". A little while afterwards I took out the bundle of notes, Jonah told me—" Tommy, let us see how much voii haveremaining that we may know how much you have lost." As I was han lling the notes Maria Evans snatched them out of my hands, ran away with them and pulled the door after her. I opened the door and fol- lowed her, but was stopped. Icannotsaybywhom. They were too strong for me, there being five or six of them by the door. They look hold of me about my neck. They did not strike me, but struggled with me and I cried out-" Murder, Murder:" When I got free I went to the house of George Smith, to ask for a drop of water, and then went home. George Smith is a man with one arm. I sent my brother back to search for my money. He was not successful, On the Monday after the occurrence the prisoners were taken into custody Mr. Wilson and Mr. Lloyd Hall, at great length keenly cross-examined this witness but his evidence remained unshaken, though a few times it appeared as if he had been hemmed in but he dexterously got out of it so as to obtain the hum of applause from the dense crowd iu the Hall. George Smith examined I am a labourer, and lodge I at Pontstorehouse. On the 27th of September I lodged there. It is part of what is called" The Cellars." At half-past ten on the night in question, I saw Thomas Jones there. I saw him go with two girls iuto Hudson's house; and I saw him afterwards come out from there. I heard Sarah Jonah call after hirn-" Tommy, come back with me I will try to find the woman who took your money." I again saw him after that come out o the house of Sarah Jonah, called Woolcott's house. There were several people around the door. I heard the cry of "Murder, murder!" I saw Hudson and Jenkins with their arms around his neck, as if they were trying to prevent him from running. He wanted io get away, and they wanted to keep him back. Hudson lives 20*yards from W ooleott s houfe. Thomas Jones then came to my house, and had a drop of water, and then went away with William Hudson. By Mr. Lloyd Hall: I was once in trouble owing to wickedpeoplesiyinglhadstolenmoney. (Laughter.) This closed the case for the crown. Mr. Wilson, in addressing the jury, said he appeared on the part of the two female prisoners who were charged with an offence of a very serious nature. Having heard the prosecutor's story, he would ask the jury to call to mind his description of his conduct on the night in ques- tion,—upon an occasion when he had told them he had f200 in his possession. How had he conducted himself from the time he received that money till he had been deprived of it 1 Why, in oscillating from one public- house to another; and when at length he commenced his way home, he did not pursue the direct road, but actually went through the most dissipated and immoral quarter of Merthyr—a quarter that was notorious as being the resi- dence of the most depraved charaters. And "in goinir that route, he went in the way hy which he was most likely to be robbed of his money, if he had any, which, however, was very doubtful, as he had not brought forward one single individual to confirm his statement with regard to the £200 which he had, by his statement, carried about from one public house to another throughout the evening. Why was not Mr. Evans, the banker, called < Why was not Mr. Jenkins called, who, it was said, had lent him the money ? Why was a charge of this grave nature permitted to be based only upon the evidence of a man who. by his own account, had behaved very improperly—was far from having any- thing like strict notions of propriety All rested upon his own unsupported simple statement. If he had 75 sovereigns in his trousers's pocket he could not easily have been deprived of them without being made sensible of his loss by feeling lightened. No search seemed to have been made for the money, which together with an utter want of confirmation of the prosecutor's storv, rendered the case altogether of a very doubtful character; and therefore, he (Mr. Wilson) confidently felt that the jury would give the prisoners the benefit of that doubt and acquit them. Mr.Hall then rose and said,—Gentlemen of the jury, I quite agree with my friend who has just addressed you, that it appears very doubtful whether the prosecutor pos- sessed the sum he speaks of on that day; if you think so too, and aquit the female prisoners, then the charge against the male prisoners, for whom I appear, falls to the ground for they could not have assisted in a robbery that never occurred. The whole case rests upon the evidence of two witnesses, Mr. Jones and Mr. Smith, Mr. Jones could say nothing against the male prisoners, for he knew neither. All rests then upon one solitary witness against the women and one solitary witness as regards the men. He who comes against the women has proved himself a drunken sot; he only gives the evidence of what a drunken man fancies. The other witness, Mr Smith, lives in that part of Merthyr which my ? i Mn Richards» admits to be the most de- graded part of the whole neighbourhood and he also by his own account has been in a little bit of trouble about what some wicked people did say of his having stolen a little money." I could, gentle lien, bringa person ofhigh respectability to contradict the principal part of this man's evidence, only that it would give my friend, Mr. Richards, an opportunity of addressing you for, perhaps, an hour and a half, and by his ingenuity obtain a verdict which you would not give merely from the evidence you have heard. The Deputy Chairman then summed up the evidence in a very methodical and lucid manner. He remarked that the story of the prosecutor seemed very connected — that he gave reasons for his going from one public-house to the other; and though he spoke of having spent two shillings that day in beer, yet, by his account of the beer he drank, it was only two quarts during the space of about nine or ten hours. That he certainly acted very impru- dent, was beyond a doubt; and by the places he visited it was evident he was no example for any one in point of morality. But the jury were not come to try him for imprudence or immorality, but to decide whether he had been so far imprudent as to render his testimony unwor- thy of credit in their opinion. The jury retired for about half an hour, and brought in a verdict of Guilty against the four prisoners. Sentences—Sarah Jonah and Maria Evans, to be im- prisoned and kept to hard labour for 12 months in Swansea House of Correction. William Hudson and Edward Jenkins, to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for nine months in Cardiff gaol. [The remaining cases, together with the county business, •hall be given in our next.]
BIRTHS. Sept. 28, at Glandwr Cottage, Crickhowell, the lady of G. W. Jones, Esq., of a son, Oct. I, at Bridgwater, the lady J. H. B. OarsUke, Eiq" solici- tor, of that town, a son and heir. Oct 7, at Bridgwater, Mrs. John Trevor, of a son. MARRIAGES. Oct. 9. at St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, by the Rev. Christopher Benson, Sir Robert Monsey Rolfe, Knt., one of the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, to Laura, youngest daughter of the late Thomas William Carr, Esq., of Frognel. Oct. 9, at Wittey, by the Rev. Canon Wood, Chaplain to her Majesty Queen Adelaide, the Right Hon. Earl Howe, of Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire, to the Hon. Miss Gore, Maid of Honour to Queen Adelaide. Oct. 7, at the parish church of Eccleshall, Edmund Beckett Dennison, Esq., of Lincoln's-Inn, eldest son of Edmund Denni- son, Esq,, M.P., to Fanny Catherine, second daughter of th Lord Bishop of Lichfield. Oct. 8, at Walcot Church, Bath, by the Rev. W. L. Buckle. Vicar of Banstead, Surrey, Captain Arthur Pigott, of H.M. 89th regiment, to Jane, youngest daughter of Rear Admiral Buckle. Oct. 10. at the Independent Chapel, Cardiff, Mr. David Howell, of Cardiff, to Miss Jane Ford, of Llandaff. Oct. 8, at Llanelewith Church, Radnorshire, Hugh PoweU Price, Esq., only son of Hugh Price, Esq., of Castle M*4oc. Brecknockshire, to Mary Alicia, youngest daughter of the lata David Thomas, Esq., of Wellfield House, Radnorshire. Sept. 29, at Llanwarne, Herefordshire, by the Rev. William Bevan, Mr. W. Morgan, of the Greyhound Hotel, Abergavenny, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Watkins, of the Upper House, Llanwarne. Oct. 12, Mr. Alfred R. Williams, to Mrs. Mary John, wine and spirit dealer, both of Newport, Monmouthshire. DEATHS. Oct. 9, at Dowlais, aged 70, Mrs. Cribb, relict of the late Mr. Edward Cribb, mason, of Neath. Oct. 11, in the 21st year of his age, after a protracted and painful illness, Mr. Richard Price, second son of Mr. Richard Price, of Great Frampton House, near Lantwit Major, in this county. Oct. 11. at Clydach, near Swansea, Mr. John Jones, aged 68 years, landlord of the Compass. Oct. 11, at Neath. Emma Hopkins, a faithful servant of Mr. Thomas Thomas, grocer, after twenty-four hours illness, boms with Christian resignation, aged 23 years «*.»sswd"1 vA«:s d'u!hto °r Mr- m»" Oet. 10, at Brrghton, Admiral Sir Ch*>-B" G,C.B., in the )'ear of his age, Oct, 5, at Tandndge Court near Godstone Sir William We lief Pep;)"s, Bart., in hi. 68th m^a^of'the S'» Ad- Svel-p8' *n Albany. John Ramsbottom, Esq., M.P., thirty- J ears one of the representatives of the Borough of Windsor. ct. 6, at Ilenbury.in his 57th year, the Rev. Walker Gray, for- nearly thirty year* cura.te and lecturer of that parish. Oct. 6, at the Rectory, Clapton, the Rev, Claudius William. Fonnereau, in the 85th year of his age, and 61st of his incum- bency. He succeeded his grandfather. Dr. Claudius Fonnereau, in the year 1785, who was fifty-eight years rector of the parish. Oct. 9, at Cople, Bedfordshire. Lady Agnes Byng, wife of the Right Hon. George Stevens Byng, M.l' and daughter of the Marquis of Anglesey. Oct. 14, deeply regretted, Anne, the beloved and affectionate wife of the$ev.« Wm. Jay, of the city of Batk