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£ tQt(Cr0« TO BS LET, THE JOLLY MARINERS PUBLIC HOUSE, sit SIR^E ill G HEAT FREDERICK-STREET, CARDIFF, HhI co-iK S Mi-r of a large and commodious parlour, kltchrl1, fuur bcd-rooma, eellar, beer-house, and stable- with e*ery convenience. Coming in, Twenty "uunds. The Furniture, if required, may be taken at a ,aluntion. For further Particulars apply to C. H., Jolly Mariners, Great Frederick-street, Cardiff. Pontypridd, Glamorganshire. WANTED, TWO YOUNG MEN who are fully IT conversant with the Drapery Business in all its Various.branches, and who are also competent to assist in the Grocery Business. A knowledge of the Welsh lan- guage is indispensable. Apply to Mr. DAVID JENKINS, Draper and Grocer ■utvpriild, Glamorganshire. THE HEEBtTIIll WOTS! PMOW. Messrs. H. J. & D. Nicoll, COURT TAILORS, 114, Regent Street, London, HAVE the honour to announce to the Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry of CARDIFF, MERTHYR. and Neighbourhood, that they have appointed Mr. W. H. ^IGGOTT, of 32, CORN STREET, BRISTOL (late Piggott & Thompson), Agent for the exclusive sale of their fashion- able and elegant WINTER GARMENT. Mr. Piggott Is therefore enabled to offer the REGISTKKEPPALETOT, at the same price they are sold in London, that for the Winter wear being Three Guineas (for cash), that for the Summer having been Two Guineas. THE REGISTERED PALETOT coniinuestohf honoured With the increasing patroliajre of the Public, owing to its cheapness and unassuming appearance, and being imper- vious to wet, while at the same time it allows of a proper escape of heat from the body, an advantage whi h it has over other waterproof cloths. As a proof of its good style and taste, it is worn by Royalty, by the leaders of fashion, and by the principal •lu mbers of the senate, the pulpit, and the bar. Messrs. Nicoll have just furnished Mr. W. H. Piggott 'jth an extensive assortment in every size and colour adapted for the approaching season, which are now ready for the inspection of their friends. Gentlemen, by forwarding a post-office order for the fcniount, together with their height ami size of chest and waist (over coat) will be immediately supplied.
General ftttgcellanii. MONEY MARKET.—THURSDAY EVENING.— The Public Securities have been very unsteady to-day, although the range of prices has not been extensive. The extreme quotations of Consols for money were 945 and 94|, the last being 9t|. For the account, the lowest was 94§, and the highest Q5g, the closing quo- 8 tation 95. Reduced Three per Cents, were last done at 931; the Three-and-a-Quarter New, 95^. Exche- quer Bills, 25 27; India Bonds, 41; Bank Stock, 203L; and India, 260j. Money continues to get easier every day, but there is the same disposition manifested by the bankers to keep large sums unemployed, without rhyme or reason, except a distrust which none of them explain. Any change in the Railway Shares continues to be still rather towards depression than advance. There are few forced sales attempted in the house, but there are a great number of them for which the jobbers will fix no price. In all cases the prices are made wide, and often the condition is made for only a limited number of shares. IVe must repoit, however, that the London market Would not be nearly so much depressed, were it not that the stock is sent in from every district of the country for sale, when opportunity offers. IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.—Tms DAY.—Parlia- ment was formally further prorogued to-day, by Com- mission, to Tuesday, the 16th December. Lord Denman, in consequence of the continued indisposi- tion of the Lord Chancellor, officiated as the principal Commissioner.-Sun of Thursday Evening. BRISTOL SUGAR MARKET, Nov. 26th, 1845.— The amount of business transacted in the Sugar Mar- ket has been very limited, chiefly for want of a better assortment. Buyers act with caution; prices remain Unaltered. The Scourge, steam-bomb vessel, will have a gal- vanic apparatus fitted communicating from the pad- die-boxes to the engine-room, to supersede the services of a man or boy in giving the orders from the deck to the engineers. A voung man, named Showell, the son of a licensed victualler at Birmingham, is charged with lulling his wife. She was found kneeling in the street, with the child in her arms, and died of a frac- ture in the head. EATDIG A RIVAL.-A gentleman of the neigh- borhood of Plvmouth had two dogs, one a very smidi pet, the other a splendid setter. The dogs were kept in the same kennel; but the setter always -evinced the strongest symptoms of jealousy when the little dog was caressed. One day the little dog was missing, and, shortly after, the setter was seized with illness, and in the course of the night died. On opening him the little dog, almost entire, was found in his stomach. Dog, therefore, had eaten dog.- Plymouth Journal. REMARKABLE FRMALH.—Died, the 14th inst., upon the estate of Lady Headly, within a few milesof Traiee, aged 112, Julia Hickey. She retained full possession of her faculties up to the early part of the present year. There are now living of her de- scendants 84 grandchildren, 160 great grand- children, and four great great grandchildren CHEAP BREAD.-Doctor Seward, of Cahirconlish, sent to this city some samples of as good and sweet bread as need be eaten made in the following pro- portions -311b of wheaten flour, I illb of potato starch, produced three loaves weighing 61b., 5oz the cost of which, inclusive of every expense, was G^d.—Dublin Packet MURDER AND ROBBERY.—A horrible transaction has occurred within a few miles of Coventry. An old and eccentric fanner, named Thomas Tranter, slept at a place called Docker's Gate. No one lived with him and the house having been fastened up for a couple of days, it was at length forcibly entered by the neighbours, and the farmer was fotind lying dead on the floor, in a pool of blood, with a large carpenter's axe wedged into the back part of his skull. The poor old man must have been chopping some wood, as a piece half cut up was found at his feet when the body was discovered. Sixpence was found in his pocket. The drawers were all forced open, and whatever money they contained was taken away. No IClue has been obtained of the villains. To THE POOR ON POTATOES.—The following is a copy of a hand-bill which has just been extensively circulated in the north of the country:—" Before you eook your potatoes, cut off the crown with as many jeyes as you can and preserve it for planting. Cut away the diseased part of the potatoe and dry :the good parts before the fire, and preserve them in gs, and hang them up in the room you live in, but keep the crowns and the parts cut from the diseased potatoes separate, and look them over frequently. Plant all your small potatoes now whole, in the same way you do in spring, only deeper to be protected :from the frost, but use no manure. Be careful to let your potatoes be perfectly dry previously to storing •them." —Nottingham Journal. MELANCHOLY CATASTROPHE.—We have to re- cord, this week, as mournful an event as it has for some time fallen to our lot to publish.-Captain 'Coleman, formerly of the Jane and Barbara, of this :port, but who lately took a vessel out from Newport to Quebec, arrived with her at Gloucester last week. The captain and his wife retained, during their brief stay at Gloucester, their home on board, and on Monday night they retired to sleep in their cabin, wttich was unhappily heated by a pan of charcoal. In the morning Captain Coleman's brother went on board, by appointment, to meet them, for the purpose of escorting Mrs. Coleman to Bristol. On going to the cabin he found the door shut, and on opening it, was horrified to perceive Captain Coleman lying on -the floor with h;s bead close to the door, insensible and apparently dead, whilst his wife was sitting up in bed, in the act, as it would seem, of dressing herself, as she had the strings of her petticoat in her hands as if endeavouring to tie them round her waist, but she was quite dead and cold the one having been nearly, and the other altogether stifled by the noxious fumes of ti'w? charcoal. Captain Coleman was in- stastiy conveyed to the Gloucester Infirmary, where lie yet lies in a most precarious state. Captain Cole- man was well known in Bristol, and with his ill-fat d Jady, was respected and esteemed by all who had the ptea&ure of their acquaintance. Seven young chil- dren remcinto bewail the loss of an affectionate rand tender mother, and to pray that to that heavy and irreparable misfortune there be not added that of the further loss of their remaining parent, who, as we stated above, is still within the jaws of death.— iBristol Gazette. The Government are prosecuting in Scotland equally, though more quietly than ill Jreland, the investigations necessary to obtain satisfactory evidence of the state of the ci»j<s of grain and potatoes. A circular letter has been addressed by the Lord Advocate to every parish minister in the kingdom for accuiate returns on the subject, which is au admirable expedient for the attain- ment of truth. A hoy in London last week, concealing ignited fire- works about his person on the approach of a police- man, an explosion took place, and the poor lad was so dreadfully burned that death ensued. AN AMERICAN WELL.—A practical and scien- tific gentleman offers 30,000 dollars to sink an Ar- tesian well in Boston to the depth of 1700 feet, by which it is estimated that more than 1,000,000 gallons of the very best water can be thrown in the city every day, and to a height at least 100 feet above the sur- face of the earth, An effort is about to be made to raise the money by subscription. WEYMOUTH, Nov. 24.—An immense quantity of herrings was caught this morning in Weymouth Bay. From inquiries made from the fishermen, I learn that there were upwards of 500,000 caught in the space of a few hours. One net in a single haul brought to shore from 150.000 to 200,000, and it was with some difficulty they secured them without breaking their net. Two or three small sailing vessels have taken large quantities to Portsmouth, from whence we pre- sume many of them will be dispatched to London; others have gone inland. They are said to be fine fish, and are selling at Is. 6d. per hundred. THE MILITJA. We have authority for stating that her Majesty's government have issued orders for 42,000 sets of accoutrements for the militia of the English counties, the whole to be ready by the 1st of March next. This order is supposed to he prelimi- nary to a change or revision in this department, it being, as we stated some weeks since, in contempla- tion to abolish the ballot and to raise the regiments by beat of drum. We are also enabled to state that the officer in command of the pensioners belonging to the Ipswich district has received orders to select ten men from this force capable of giving instruction at drill, to be ready to assist in training the Suffolk militia, when their services shall be required. The destination of the militias, when embodied, is sup- posed to be Ireland.—Ipswich Journal. AMALGAMATION OF RAILWAY INTERESTS.— It is stated upon good authority that the North London Junction Railway Company and the Eastern Counties Railway have adopted measures which will advance their mutual interests. It has been resolved by the contracting parties that a branch line shall be made from some point on the Eastern Counties Railway, in the parish of Bow, to the North London line at Isling- ton. Thus the Eastern Counties obtain a western terminus at Paddington, and the North London Junction a powerful ally. It is now, therefore, certain that a continuous and unbroken line will he formed from the terminus of the Great Western at Paddington to the Eastern Counties a link which in point of fact connects the East and West of England. INCONVENIENCE OF A BAD CHARACTER.—A mortal fever prevailed on board a ship, and a negro man was appointed to throw the bodies overboard. One day, when the captain was on deck, he saw the negro dragging out of the forecastle a sick man who was struggling violently to extricate himself from the negro's grasp, and remonstrating bitterly against the cruelty of being thrown into the sea alive. What are you going to do with that man ?" said the captain. Going to throw him overboard, massa, cause he dead Dead you scoundrel," said the captain, don't you see he moves and speaks ?" Yes, massa, I know he say he no dead, but he always lie so, nobody never knows when to believe him HURRICANE AND THUNDER-STORM.—On Wed- nesday this city was visited with a perfect huiricane from the south. In the Castle-green it was almost impossible to stand upright, umbrellas were turned inside out, and the gusts of wind were quite resist- less. The weather was at the same time rather close, and at eight o'ciock a flash of lightning, the most vivid that we ever witnessed, followed instantly by a terrific clap of thunder, burst unexpectedly upon the city. This was followed by another of a similar character, accompanied with torrents of rain, after which all was still, and the sky became cloudless. We have heard of one or two persons being stunned for a while by the lightning, but nothing very serious. -Hereford Journal. NEW INVENTION FOR PRESERVING TIMBER FROM FIRE.-An invention has recently been pa- tented by Mr. Raye, of South Castle-street, Liverpool, for preserving timber from fire, dry or wet rot, and destruction by insects. The patentee submitted some of the wood, prepared according to his process, to a public trial of its fire-resisting properties, at the Police-yard, Clarence-street, Manchester on Friday, when Mr. Brotherton, M.P., Mr. Alderman Harvey, Mr. Rose, superintendent of the fire-engine depart- ment, and a few other gentlemen were present. The merits of the invention were tested in the following manner:-A number of pieces of pitch pine, said to be prepared according to the patent, each about two feet long, and measuring about an inch by an inch and a half on the planed surfaces, were connected together at one end, the other ends resting upon a piece of prepared plank, so as to represent the rafters or roof timbers of a house and the same number of pieces of wood in an unprepared state were similarly arranged. Beneath each of these roofs a quantity of wood shavings was placed and ignited, and the fires were fed from time to time, as the shavings burned. A constant fire was kept under the prepared wood for twelve minutes, the wind at the same time causing the flames to curl round the different pieces, notwith- standing which they showed no appearance of being in flames, nor exhibited any signs of red heat, although by the end of that time each piece was more or less charred, some of them to the depth of a quarter of an inch or more below the original surface, and others in a less degree, in proportion to the ex- tent to which they had been exposed to the action of the flames The unprepared wood, as a matter of course, blazed, and was nearly consumed within the same time, although the fire under it was fed less often than the other. NOBLE INTREPIDITY.—About the middle of October last, the bark Helen, Capt. Clayton, of this port, left Quebec on her homeward voyage, with a cargo of timber. The weather proved favourable till towards the end of the month, when it began to blow a stiff gate from the eastward. Early on the morning of the 31st it increased in violence, but the vessel, under double-reefed topsails, rode gallantly on; and, as she was stout and trim-built, the crew felt little fear. About half-past eight o'clock, while off the east end of one of the Newfoundland banks, they discovered a vessel less fortunately situated; and Captain Clayton was not so selfishly concerned for the safety of his own ship as to have no sympathy with the crew of another, seemingly in a most perilous state. He hailed the vessel and asked if they had any boat which mi4lit bear them on board the Helen? The answer was in the negative, accompanied with an earnest prayer that he would do his best to save them. Captain Clayton hesitated for a little what to do. The vessel was waterlogged, without a rudder, and her mizenmast and foremast carried away, and if he abandoned her to her fate she must soon be buried with all her crew beneath the billows; on the other hand, if he ordered some of his own men to push off in a boat and attempt their rescue, they might perish, and his own vessel would be left with too few hands to work her with efficiency. In this dilemma he placed a boat at the disposal of any of his crew who would volunteer as a forlorn hope to the ill-fated vessel. Three men, without hesitation, offered them- selves. We feel pleasure in recording the names of the men who could thus cast aside all ideas of per- sonal safety, that they might at least make an effort to rescue their fellow-creatures from a watery grave. The men who acted thus nobly were Daniel Mearns, second mate, a native of the north of Scotland Jas. M'Kenna, the carpenter; and John Martin, of Bel- fast. Without much loss of time they entered a small two-oared boat, the only one they could com- mand, and rowed onto the wreck, which they reached after encountering a host of dangers. The ship hung heaving on the verge of death," and the crew, in number 22, were standing on the poop, their voices rising loud above the roar of the tempest, entreating deliverance. Seven of them were got without acci- dent into the boat, and the captain of the vessel, which proved to be the Harrison, of London, told the boatmen to return for the others and he would reward them. But they did not require a pecuniary induce- ment to stimulate them in their mission of mercy. Again and again they returned to the Harrison, and at length every individual was placed in comparative safety on board the Helen. A poor cat, too, it is worth while mentioning, which had shared the fate of the crew, also participated in the deliverance. The storm raged with increasing violence all the day and during the following night, and there is no doubt that the Harrison must have sunk very soon after her crew had been rescued. The Harrison had been in a disabled state for nearly a week previous to the 31st, and the storm of that day made the wreck complete. The crew had been on short allowance for some time, but there was no fear of immediate famine, as they had luckily a good stock of buscuit and beef, the lat- ter of* which was stowed in a sto iv-house" on the mainmast. Their joy at being saved was, it may be conceived, extreme, and the captain, on reaching the deck of the Helen, fell upon his knees and openly ex pressed his gratitude to Heaven for their wonderful deliverance. About the 10th instant the Helen fell in with a vessel bound for Greenock, which relieved her of nine of the crew of the Harrison, as the provi- sions of so many men pressed rather closely on the supplies. On Monday last the Helen reached the port of Belfast, where the captain of the lost vessel acknowledged the services of the three men who had acted so heroically, by giving each of them a handsome douceur in money, as lie promised,—Banner of Ulster. Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart., has given f200 to build national schools at Ruahon. Workmen are employed upon the Gosport fortifi- cations, putting them in a state of efficient defence. The League boast that they have secured four counties, at an expense of £ 300,000. It is not true that they have secured four counties, but grant it for argument's sake, a majority in the House of Commons will at the same rate cost them three millions, and supposing the thing done, the majority would be equally divided between abolitionists and fixed duty men, so as to split into two minorities, each less than the present.— Standard. AFFECTING INCIDENT IN HUMBLE LIFE.-A married man, named Nathan Fowell, aged 40, was found, on Saturday morning last, in a field at North- owram, in a dying state; all efforts to save him were of no avail, and he died some hours after. It is sup- posed, from a letter found in a box belonging to him, that he died from poison, administered by himself. Fowell was a eomb-brooch maker, well known in Bradford, and he disappeared from amongst his friends about Monday week. Nothing was heard of him till after his death. Poverty, and it would s.?em from his own sad account, domestic trouble (arising from the misconduct of his wife) have latterly em- bittered, and ultimately shortened his life. On his person was found a note addressed to his brother, at Keighley, and stating that in his box would be found a letter explaining the cause of his melancholy end. The letter was addressed to his wife, and written in pencil.—Halifax Guardian. THE ALLEGED MURDERS ON BOARD THE TORY. -On Monday, Mr. Broderip, the presiding magis- trate at the Thames Police-office, stated that he had received two letters from the governor and surgeon of the Westminster House of correction, relating to Captain Johnstone, of the Tory, who stood remand- ed till Tuesday, on three charges of wilful murder on board the Tory. The worthy magistrate then read the letters, and then addressed Inspector Evans, jun., of the Thames Police, and said that in conse- quence of the illness of the pri oner he should fur- ther adjourn the case until Tuesday, the 2nd of Dec., on which day, if the prisoner was sufficiently reco- vered, he would be again brought before him, and the investigation proceeded with. He directed Mr. Evans to make known to the prisoner's solicitor and other parties connected with the case that the inquiry was postponed, and summon the necessary witnesses to attend on the 2nd of December. The prisoner stands remanded on three charges of wilful murder. On the next examination he will be also charged with cutting an I wounding six of the crew, named Julian Cordivialla, Stephen Cone, Thomas Gair, Joseph Morris, Allison, and Johnson. The female passen- gers, Mrs. Blewitt and Mrs. Thompson, were in attendance at the court this day. They will be examined as witnesses on the 2nd of December. Mr. Broderip asked Mr. Evans what was the condition of the wounded man, Morris, on board the Dreadnought Hospital ship ?—Mr. Evans.—He is much better, sir. HORRIBLE.—A sad tragedy took place at Dyffryd, near Oswestry, on Friday. An elderly woman named Rider, lately a pauper in the Ellesmere Union Work- house, but lately taken to reside with her son and a sickly daughter, is the savage perpetrator. It appears that some slight altercation took place between the mother and her daughter, who is 22 years of age, in consequence of the former being prevented leaving the house. The poor victim, aware of her parent's propensities when at large, locked the door of the cottage, whereupon the wretch attacked her with the first weapon she could lay her hands on, and after- wards possessed herself of a broomhook; she then cut and hewed away with all her might, literally scalping the powerless girl, and otherwise inflicting on her arras and body the most dreadful wounds; the poor thing all this time praying for mercy, and offering to give up the key to her brutal assailant. Nature at length gave way, the fiendish monster dragged her all but dead offspring into an adjoining apartment. The cries of the poor sufferer being at last heard, the son was fetched home, and on going to the door saw a stream of blood running over the threshold. With assistance he succeeded in forcing the door, when such a scene presented itself as was seldom ever before witnessed. Portions of the flesh from the head, with locks of hair attached, and pools of blood, &c., covered the floor, and one instrument was found, amongst the rest, covered with gore. This was a broom handle, and appears to have been last used. On searching about the billhook was found secreted in an oven. The young woman is still living, but is not expected to last long.—Shrewsbury Journal. NEWFOUNDLAND.—It is a fact worthy perhaps of a passing notice, that the whole of the land in and about the neighbourliood of Conception Bay—very probably the whole island-is rising out of the ocean at a rate which promises at no very distant day mate- rially to affect, if not render useless, many of the best harbours which we have now on the coast. At Porte- de-Grave a series of observations have been made, which undeniably prove the rapid displacement of the sea level in that vicinity. Several large flat rocks, over which schooners might pass some 30 or 40 years ago with the greatest facility, are now approaching the surface, the water being scarcely navigable for a skiff. At a place called the Cosh, at the head of Bay Roberts, upwards of a mde from the sea-shore, and at several feet above its level, covered with 5 or 6 feet of vegetable mould, there is a perfect beach—the stones being rounded, of a moderate size, and in all respects similar to those now found in the adjacent land-washes.—Nervf oundland Times. DELIVERY OF BONDED GOODS.-A. question of some importance to the wine and spirit trade occurred a short time since with respect to the delivery of liquids from the vaults or warehouses of the docks after the duty has been regularly paid thereon, and the order issued for their delivery. A party, a licensed dealer, having paid the duty upon two casks of brandy, one lying in the London and the other in the St. Katharine's Docks, sent his cart to those places for their removal into his private stock. His man having first obtained the one lying in the St. Katha- rine's Docks, proceeded to the London Docks for the other, and while the cask at that place was being hoisted from the vault, he backed his cart towards the spot, but negligently omitted, in removing the tail of the vehicle, to secure the cask already therein, the consequence being that on a sudden jolt, the cask of brandy, the quantity of which was between 50 and 60 gallons, rolled out of the cart on to the ground, and the head springing, the whole of the valuable contents were lost. As the brandy was not actually out of the bonding premises, it was expected that the duty, which, as is well known, is, in the instance of that particular article, five times the amount of the value of the spirit itself,would have been returned,as none of the spirit had gone into consumption, the whole being irretrievably lost, and numerous applications have been made by the party both to the customs and subsequently to the higher departments of the government, but without effect. If the accident had occurred in the course of the delivery of the cask out of the vault by the offi- cers of the crown or the dock company, then, on proof to the satisfaction of the heads of the depart- ment that the spirit was destroyed, and that the mis- chance occurred by pure accident, in the presence of the officers of the revenue, the duty would have been allowed under the provisions of the Act of Parliament relating particularly to such matters; but in this instance the brandy had actually been delivered out of the custody of the crown, and was, whilst in the possession of the carman, taken into the adjoining docks, solely to suit the convenience of the owner, and not for the purpose of shipment for exportation or removal coastwise, and, therefore, although the accident took place in the presence of the revenue officers and the dock company's servants, and not the slightest doubt could be entertained that the whole of the spirit was entirely lost, yet it was considered that the accident was solely attributable to the negli- gence of the carman in not properly securing the cask before he removed the tail of the cart, and that, therefore, the matter did not come within the provi- sions of the Act referred to, nor was the owner enti- tled to any relief, any more than if the accident had taken place out of the docks or on his own premises. Herald. PUBLICATION OF MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.—In conse- quence of the non-publication of the state of the poll at Carmarthen on the next day but one after the contest, as required by the Act, Mr. justice Patteson has on appli- cation decided that there must be a new election. IMPORTANT DECISION RELATIVE TO THE HIRE OF FARM SERVANTS.—At Aberayon Petty Sessions, last week, Rees Davies was summoned by John Thomas, for not entering on the service of a neighbour, for whom he had hired him. It appeared from the evidence of John Thomas, that he hired Rees Davies on the 11th instant, at one of the neighbouring fairs, at the yearly wages of £7 10s, as the agent of his neighbour, and gave him Is. to bind the bargain. A few days afterwards, Rees Davies came to John Thomas, returned the shilling, and- declined ratifying the engagement, hiring himself, by written contract, to Mr. Evan Evans. On the part of Rees Davies it was contended that the Court had no power to interfere between him and John Thomas, as the contract was not in writing, and in support of which, 4 Geo. 4th, cap. 34, sec. 3, was quoted.—The Bench overruled the objection, and committed Rees Davies, in default of his not going to his place, to two months' im- prisonment and hard labour. RELIC OF PRINCE CHARLES EDWARD STUART.—A gentleman in Zetland has in his possession a snuff-box which belonged to Prince Charles Edward Stuart. This article is highly prized by its owner, who, about thirty years ago, received it from his father, in the Island of Bute. It is rather well finished, is neatly mounted with silver, and has at the bottom, what in the Highlands is caUed ft scru^ga$,—John Q'Great Jonrnffh OLD BAILEY DOINGS IN 1728.-Yesterday the sessions began at the Old Bailey. (London) One How was indicted for a street robbery, but refused to plead to the indictment; whereupon the court told him th. fatal consequences of such refusal, namely, that he must be miserably pressed to death, and indulging him with time to consider of it till this morning. When again brought up, he pleaded guilty, and was condemned to death.- Whitehall Evening Post, August 29, 1729. GETTING INTO TIIE GAZETTE.—In the London Gazette of Friday appeared 300 railway notices. Such projects as do not appear in that publication may be considered as hors de eombat. The Gazette people, pressed by the unusual number of advertisements, gazed wildly at the come and coming heap. At last, in utter despair, they issued the awful fiat-" No notice received after three o'clock on Tuesday."—At half-past two what a rush at the Gazette Office, Cannon Row, Westminster! Lawyers'clerks running to and fro ;—lawyers themselves. full of anxiety, peering here and there, to see that their cads had been in time Directors, awful in their dignity at the Board," fluttering around the precincts to be satisfied that the notices were in time for the Gazette;- and even Secretaries, gentlemen who delight in the appendage of Esquire" to their name, hovering about the office, to be the first to announce in Moorgate-street the all's right—the notices will be in As many as could, were in time. Some were late—a few, we fear, were wilfully slow (delighted to make a pretest of harsh- ness on the part of the Gazette people,") and not sorry to throw the blame off their own shoulders, & those of other people. The Gazette was inexorable. After three o'clock no advertisement was received. We happen to know that, in some bona fide instances, where the parties really were anxious for the insertion of the notices, and were just three minutes too late, they offered £300, i:500, jElOOO, for the reception of the noticell-but it was of no use. NOVEL APPLICATION OF IRON IN GOTHIC AacHI- TEcruitE.—The use of iron is still greatly extending in Manchester, where the principles of its application are well understood, and all the casting establishments are in active operation. The most novel application of this material is in the Independent chapel erecting in Sal- ford, near the Boughton Bridge, from the designs of Mr. Richard Lane. The roof is framed of cast-iron principals, curved, and meeting at the top in a Gothic arch. Each half is in two pieces, firmly bolted together, and the principals are connected by tie-roads. The feet of the principals are spread out, and rest on blocks of stone, but are supported by iron columns, built into the wall, which stand upon stone corbels at the ground level. There are shoes, cast Oil the principals, to receive the purlins. There will be a school-room underneath. There are two heights of iron columns, the upper f up- porting the iron girders for the galleries. These gir- ders are curved in form, so as to approach nearer to the section of the steps of the galleries. The roof may be made a very effective feature; and that a similar treat- ment of iron work in Gothic architecture is desirable, has been pointed out in former numbers of this journal. The Builder.
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HUNTING A PPOIS THEN TS. Mil. MORGAN'S HOUNDS WILL MEET On Monday Dec. 1st, at Pwllcoch, Friday Dec. 5th, at. Highcross. EACH D.\Y AT lit O'CLOCK. THE COWBRIDGE HARRIERS MEET On Monday Dec.ist Wick. Wednesday. « 3rd St. Mary Church. EACH DAY AT HALF-PAST TEN.
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THE CARDIFF AND MERTHYR GUARDIAN. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1845. A MEETING OF LIEUTENANCY, (the first held for a considerable period), took place at the Town-Hall, Cardiff, on Saturday, the 22nd inst.-Lord James Stuart, M.P., Vice-Lieutenant, in the chair. The following Deputy-Lieutenants attended:—Sir George Tyler, J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., Whitlock Nlcholl, Esq., Rev. J. M. Traherne, Rev. George Thomas, Rev. T. Stacey. The immediate object of the meeting was to fill up four vacant sub-division clerkships—namely, of Kibbor, Caer- philly Higher, Cowbridge, and Swansea and directions were given that meetings should be convened in such sub-divisions for the purpose of appointing clerks accord- ingly. It is generally believed that measures are in pro- gress to put the old constitutional force of the militia- as far, at least, as the staff and ground-work-on an effective footing. CARDIFF SAVINGS BANK.-Saturday, Nov. 22, 1845. Amount of deposits received, £356 33, 6d.; ditto paid, jEM8 5s. 8d.; number of depositors. 89. CARDIFF MARKET, Nov. 22.—ueefj 6;d. to 7(J mutton, 6d. to 7d.; lamb, 6Jd. to 7(1.; veal, Gd. to 7d. pork, 61d. to 7d.; geese, 7d. per lb. ducks, 3s. 6d, to 4s. per couple; fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s.; butter, fresh. Is. id per lb. do. salt, Is. Id.; cheese, 6d. to 7d.; e^s, I3-1(1- Per lioz-; potatoes 10s. to 14s. per sack. CHILD BURNT TO DEATH.-On Thursday last, the 27th instant, an inquest was held at the Shoulder of Mutton Tavern, before R. Lewis lleece, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of an infant only four years old, named Patrick White, son of Edward White, labourer, residing in that abominable court in St. Mary street, properly designated Liandore Court," but which is better known by other names. The accident took place on Saturday last, during the absence of the father and mo- ther (Irish people), who had left their home early in the morning in order to work in the neighbourhood but the child survived till Monday morning, 7 o'clock. The child's mother was examined; but all the ingenious questioning of the coroner failed to elicit anything resem- bling in the least degree a tangible, straight-forward account of the causes which led to the accident, or the course she pursued when informed of what had taken place: in fact, a greater degree of unmitigated ignorance was never, to our belief, exhibited by any one. The coroner and jury^ turned in despair from her to another woman, named vvmined Jenkins, who gave a tolerably succinct statement, saying that the child's parents were remarkably indigent-that they left six young children in tie house-that the little boy, whose death thejury were about to consider of, must have ran near the fire and so have ignited his little cotton dress. The injuries he sus- tained were not apparently dangerous: his back, shoul- der, and a portion of one arm were scorched, to which injuries oil and fl.lur were applied, an application which gave the little sufferer lelief. However, the child died, as above stated. "V erdict Accidental Death." —Super- intendent Stockdale made a brief statement to the coroner respecting the court in question from which, as well as from circumstances we have ourselves observed, we arrive at the conclusion that a more filthy or generally degraded spot is not to be found out of Ireland and the intelli- gence and good behaviour of the inhabitants seem on a par with their habits of cleanliness. The mother of this child went, as soon as the child was dead, to the Reliev- ing-Officer, to endeavour to prevail upon him to grant her assistance towards keeping his wake-that is, having a regular carousal during the night previous to his inter- ment, although in the time of his illness she actually be- held her infant boy sink and pine in agony without making the slightest effort towards alleviating his suffer- ings by calling in the assistance of a medical man We hope these remarks will meet the attention of those well- disposed persons who make such praiseworthy exertions to christianize and ameliorate the condition of the inha- bitants of distant lands, and induce them for a few mo- ments to pause, and reflect whether a portion of their philanthropic efforts may not be advantageously devoted in endeavouring to improve the condition of the court in question, and some other portions of this populous town, which sadly require improvement in more ways than one, as the magistrates and the superintendent of police can, we have reason to believe, amply testify from a long course of painful experience. DOCTORS' COMMONS.—We regret to announce the sud- den death, on Sunday morning, of Dr. Henry Iltid Nicholl, which has thrown a gloom over the members of the legal profession. He was in his usual health on the last Admiralty Court day, the 14th instant, and engaged in advocating an Admiralty suit. An epidemic disease, terminating in fever, has thus early carried off, after a few weeks' illness, this talented and promising advocate of the Bar. The family of the Right Hon. John Nicholl, M.P., and numerous friends, are placed in mourning by the melancholy and sudden event. The learned civilian was in the prime of life, and has left a widow and large family. A PUBLIC TEA PARTY took place on Monday evening in the Wesleyan School-rooms, Working-street, Cardiff, at which, it is said, upwa:ds of seven hundred persons attended, and partook of tea and cake. The net proceeds of the evening are to be devoted towards defraying the expense of erecting the school-rooms. THE LIBRARY OF THE LATB DEAN OF LLANDAFF.— We beg to call public attention to an advertisement, which appears in another column, respecting the sale by auction of the late Very Rev. W. Bruce Knight's extensive theological and general library; and which sale, it appears, will take place at the National School-room, Llandaff, on Thursday, the 18th December. PREFERMENT.—Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to nominate the Rev. Edward Verity, late of St. David's College, to the new Incumbency of All Saints, Habergham, in the diocese of Chester, formed under Sir Robert Peel's Act, COURT OP CHANCERY.—SATURDAY, Nov. 8.—MARQUIS OF 3UTE v. THE GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL COMPANY.—This WAS an appeal motion against a decision of the Vice Chancellor of England, refusing the plaintiff a production of documents ad- mitted by the defendants to be in their possession, on the ;round that the defendants' answer did not sufficiently admit the plaintiff's title. The case was argued before his lordship previous to the long vacation, and stood over for judgment. rhe Lord Chancellor this morning irive judgment. His lord- ship said the bill in this case stated that a narrow strip of land of 17 acres, at the side of the canat. part of a larger quantity of land, was purchased under the authority of an Act of Parliament in 18()3, from the then owners by the representatives of the defendants. It was stated that on this piece of land the de- fendants had constructed towing-paths, wharfs, quays, and other works. These towing-paths, wharfs, quays, fce., were divided by a deep ditch and trench from the plaintiff's land, and formed the boundaries. The bill then stated that the defend- ants had divided this frontage into a number of lots, and had let it to several persons who were now their tenants, and they had received acknowledgments from them, and had taken pay- ment by rent for the occupation thereof. There were above 50 occupiors, and it was alleged that the defendants had frlled up the ditch, and by divers other modes so encroached on the plaintiff's land that it was now rendered impossible to define the boundaries, so as to enable the plaintiff to proceed at law, and sustain an action to recover possession of the land (7 acres) encroached on. The plaintiff under these circumstances asked, by his bill, for a commission to ascertain and settle the boun- daries. The defendants by their answer denied the acts charged against them, and stated that the occupiers of this frontage were their tenants, and had built the wharfs, quays, and other works, partly on the land of the plaintiff and partly 011 the land of the defendants; and the defendants further stated that they had been 20 years in possession, and set up the statute of limi- tations. The plaintiff by this bill alleged that the defendants had in their possession certain maps, plans, surveys, and other documents, which various documents, if produced, would show the plaintiff's title. The defendants, by their answer, admitted that they had maps, plans, surveys, &c.. in their possession, but submitted that if produced by them they would not show the plaintiff's title, but would tend to disclose theirs (the de- fendants'). A motion was made before the Vice-Chancellor of England by the plaintiff for the production of those documents by the defendants, and he refused tile motion, giving no reason, but said he had read the defendants' answer, and that no case was made out by it for the production of the documents. The present motion was then made by the plaintiff to this Court to discharge that order of the Vice-Chancellor. Now the first question was the plaintiff's right to a production of these docu- ments. It was said at the bar that this was a dispute relating to contiguous properties, and that the remedy was at law, and not in equity. As his lordship understood the rule, it was this, -that a mere confusion of boundaries would not support a bill for a commission to ascertain boundaries but there must be something in the conduct of the parties, or it must be to prevent a multiplicity of sttits to induce the Court to entertain the bill. In the case of Wake v. Conyers," 1st Eden, Lord Northington said, the Court will entertain such a bill where some equities are superinduced by the acts of the parties, or circumstances of fraud and confusion, as where a defendant has ploughed too near the other, or the like." His lordship thought the allega- tions in the plaintiff's case here were sufficient to sustain the bill if they were sufficiently substantiated by evidence, for there were gradual encroachments on the plaintiff's land by the de- fendants, and the filling up the ditch stated in the bill, and that a number of actions would be necessary to obtain posses- sion. Under these circumstances his lordship could not refuse the production of those documents on the grounds stated at the bar, namely, that no case was made out by the bill for a com- mission to ascertain the boundaries. If that were the case, the defendants might have taken their defence by demurrer; but having answered the bill, the defendants were bound to answer fully, and if they admitted the possession of the documents, they were bound to produce them, unless they gave some Spe- cial reason to the contrary. The defendants had stated some reasons which were no reasons at all, except that the books were their private books, and books of account in constant use, and that they therefore could not produce them conveniently. In respect to that the Court would make such an order for their production at such times and places as would suit the conve- nience of the parties, and would order such parts of the docu- ments as were not material to be sealed up in the usual manner. With respect to the objection that these documents formed the defendants' title, and if produced would not tend to show the plaintiffs title, his lordship did not think that a sufficient objec- tion. His lordship thought the case resembled the case of Beaufort v. Smith," before Vice Chancellor Wigram, and which afterwards came before his lordship upon appeal His lordship, in conclusion, adverted to the case of 11 Adams v. Fisher," cited in the argument; and observed that that case was distinguished from the present for in that case Lord Cot- tenham said the discovery sought not to support the plaintiff's equity, but was merely consequential upon it. His lordship for these reasons thought the order of the Vice-Chancellor should be discharged, and the documents produced. THE RAILWAYS.—Saturday, the 29th instant, is the last day for depositing in the office of the clerks of the peace plans, sections, and books of reference, of the railway companies in- tending to apply for acts of incorporation in the next session of parliament; and we expect to find that many companies "whose plans, &c., are not "lodged" on Saturday, will at least be 11 done for "—as far as the next sitting of parliament is con- cerned. Before the expiration of the year 1845, most of the bubble schemes will burst-rival lines will become amalgama- ted-and divers projects, which when first put forth by the pro- moters were considered feasible, but afterwards proving im- practicable, will be wound up-some companies who obtained a deposit offive per cent, may not scruple paying their committee of management, engineers and lawyers, to keep up a vexatious opposition to bona fide lines, but this dog iu the manger system cannot survive through the month of March—so that we may fairly prognosticate about one third only of the railway companies which since August last have been provisionally registered," will venture to shew their faces in the committee rooms of the houses of parliament. PEDEsTRLunsM.. -A foot racejcame off near this town, on Monday last, between the servant of the landlord of the Three Cranes Inn, and a native of Llandaff. The distance was one hundred, out of which, the Cardiff young man, who proved the winner, gave his opponent five yards.
CARDIFF POLICE.—MONDAY. [Before R. Reece, F.S.A., Mayor, and Rev. J. Evans.] LADING."—A seaman was brought up in custody charged by Superintendent Stockdale with having, on Saturday night last, been guilty of divers freaks in Whitmore Lane, to the sad anno) ance of the orderly and timid inhabitants of that respect- able locality. It appeared by various statements made to the magistrates, that the culprit in custody with two others who effected their escape, were passing through Whitmore Lane a- singing aud a-roaring like good 'uns." taking down window- shutters, knocking at doors, and ultimately terminated their harmless friskings by taking a wheel from Mr. Whapham's waggon, which unfortunately stood in their way. Mr. Whap- ham had offered C5 reward by the public crier, for such in- formation as would lead to the conviction of the offender or offenders." A policeman had taken the principal offender into custody, and as the names of the others were known, he (the policeman) intended claiming the £5. The men threw the wheel into a ditch. When called upon for his answer to the charge, the seaman said they were all a little groggy, were pass- ing along, and would not have touched the waggon if it had not touched them first (laughter); for he had sustained some con- siderable injury by coming in contact with it, so that in the irritation of the moment he d it, and them to whom it belonged, and took the wheel off which had given him cause of offence by being in the way. The man's defence appeared a very strange one; but as the whole seemed to have been a frolic, the magistrates dismissed the case, at the same time reprimanding the man for being out at such unseasonable hours. Several publicans were brought up charged with having kept their houses open at very late hours. Reprimanded and dis- missed. NARROW ESCAPK.—Superintendent Stockdale wished to draw the attention of the magistrates to the state of Bute Street, the lower end of which was exceedingly dark during the nights of winter; and a gas light would be of great advantage if placed in the neighbourhood. Last week the mate of the Eleanor, of Truro, had a very narrow escape from drowning. He was pro- ceeding towards his vessel at rather a late hour, turned towards the docks at the iron bridge, missed his footing, fell into the canal, and would have been drowned had it not been for the timely arrival at the spot of Mr. John Hodge, who fancying that he heard a gurgling noise in the water, proceeded to the edge of the canal, and was providentially instrumental in saying the man's life. Superintendent Stockdale suggested that an application should be made to the town commissioners for a gas light to be placed near the said iron bridge. Several applications for summonses, &c., were disposed of. William Morgan, groom in the service of R. L. Reece, Esq., was charged with having wantonly neglected his duties, thereby entailing very serious inconvenience upon his master. The eharge was fully substantiated; but we believe the mayor (who took no part in hearing the case) was kind enough to intercede with his son (Mr. R. L. Reece), and the offender was only reprimanded instead of being sent to prison for a month as, we confess, he richly deserved to be, No other business requiring public notice was brought be- fore the bench. THURSDAY.—[Before the same magistrateø.) A sailor lad applied to the magistrates for a summons against a master of a vessel who had refused to give him his register ticket. He (the lad) had lately sailed with the master of the vessel in question, but findiag he could get higher wages with another master of a vessel, he had left the ship without pre- viously giving due notice of his intention. The magistrates said they could not assist him, inasmuch as he had infringed the terms of his agreement by leaving his vessel without giving proper notice to the master. GUNPOWDER.—Superintendent Stockdale said he was often struck with surprise at witnessing the very careless manner in which gunpowder was moved about and stored away in this town. On Monday afternoon, at about four o'clock he saw a man in Duke Street wheeling five casks of gunpowder on a sort of open hand-carriage. The gunpowder had no covering further than a piece of canvas, and it was moved just as the gas was being lighted. Further particulars were stated by Mr. S. and some other persons present, some of whom complained that ironmongers in this town were in the habit of keeping upon their premises very large quantities of gunpowder. A man, named Locksley, who had charge of the powder referred to on Monday, was sent for, severely reprimanded, and desired to in- form his employer of the consequences he exposed himself to by infringing the terms of the Act of Parliament. [We think the inhabitants of the centre of the town ought to feel indebted to Superintendent Stockdale for mentioning this matter: and we hope that he will persevere and bring to the Mayor ■ notice any one who may be found guilty of exposing the lives of the in- habitants to the most imminent peril, by keeping upon their premises in this densely populated locality, large quantities of CAUTION TO MASTERS OF VHSSBLS.-Lieutenant Dornford, dock master of Lord Bute's docks, Cardiff, preferred a charge against George Sims, master mariner, for having infringed one of the bye-laws of the dock, namely, the following That during the time for docking a ball will be hoisted. When ten feet and under fifteen feet, half mast up; when fifteen feet aud upwards at the mast head. No vessel to approach the entrance until such signals shall have been made, or after the ball is hauled down. And that no vessel shaU enter the basin when a red flag is flying on the pier-head, under a penalty for each offence not exceeding £5 nor less than £ 2. It appeared in evidence, that on the 22nd of November, the defendant did ap- proach the entrance after the ball was hauled down. It was also stated that this was his fourth offence that he had been warned three times most explicitly, but still be persisted in in- fringing the regulations of the port, and thereby exposed to the greatest risk Lord Bute's property and the navigation generally. The magistrates convicted him in the penalty of 92 be.. in- cluding costs, the lowest penalty. Paid. No other business of any importance was transacted. On leaving the court, the Mayor observed that as he was himself 91 invariably at his post punctually at half-past ten, he would not hear parties who should, by wilful neglect, keep the Court waiting.
IMERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD.
I MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. MERTHYR MARKET, Nov. 22.-Beef, 4d. to 7d.; Mut- ton, 5d. to 6|d.; Veal, 5d. to 7d. Pork, 6d.; Salt but. ter, lid. to Is., Fresh, Is. 2J.; Cheese, 4d. to 7 if 1. Bacon, Welsh, 8d., Irish, 6d. to 7d. per lb.; Potatoes, eight to nine lbs. for 6d. Turnips, two lb. for td.; Carrots, Id. per lb.; Parsnips, two lb. for 11-d.; Oniuns, Id. per lb., prime ditto, I id. Apples, 8d. to 3s. per hundred; Geese, 7d. to 7¡d. per lb.; Fowls. 2s. 4d. to -is. 6d. per couple. ACCIDENT.—John Richards, a miner at Penydarran Iron Works, was severely injured in one of the levels by a fall of rubbish. Under the skilful treatment of John Martin, Esq., the surgeon of the works, and his able assistant, hopes are entertained of his recovery. It is not, perhaps, generally known, that the sledges used by our railmen weigh the enormous weight of from S4 to 87 lbs. Not one half of those who are considered strong enough to do agricultural work, can even raise them from the ground. ROBBERY.—A young man, named David Price, who works at Cyfarthfa, went to the post-office on Saturday evening with the laudable intention of sending twenty- five shillings to his mother by post-office order; but being too drunk to give the post-office clerk the neces- sary instructions, he was told to go home and return when sober. In returning home he was robbed near Pontstorehouse, by some of the accomplished inhabitants of that delectable locality. We pity the poor mother who has thus probably been deprived of the sum above named; but with regard to the drunken simpleton, we can only say that he certainly richly deserved punish- ment, and we hope he will be wiser for the future. MBBTHYR PoLtcB.-Novemher22nd.-Defore T. W. Bill. Riq -The only case that came before the bench was an assault- one by some hauliers from Cyfarthfa Iron Works; but, being of a trivial nature, it was allowed to be settled out of court. Nov. 24. Before the same Magistrate.—A Pontstorehouse lady was charged by Elias Rees, carpenter, with robbing him of 93 on the previous day. Complainant said, that when going down from Penydarran, having drank a quart of beer, and being near the Cambrian public-house, two girls came on;—one put her hands about his neck. and saluted him with the tender epithet, 0, my dear!" He then put his hand in his pocket, and dis- covered that three sovereigns which he had felt there about two minutes before had been taken away. He ran after them to the Cambrian, and charged the defendant with the robbery, which she sternly denied. He could not swear which of the girls stole the money. Discharged for want of sufficient evidence. The complainant has a wife and five daughters. This was the only case that came before the bench. MERTHYR LITKRARY AND DEBATING SOOIBTY—At the fort- nightly meeting, held on Thursday evening, the 80th inst., Mr. John Thomas in the chair, the subject—" Whether the manu- facturing or agricultural pursuits were most conducive to good morals was very ably discussed. Mr. John Rees read an argumentative paper in support of the former; whilst Messrs. Shellard and Beynon spoke very forcibly- for the latter. The next subject to be discussed is—"Whether the fostering of Irish, Welsh, Scotch, and English nationalities is conducive to the stability of the British throne V INQUEST.—An inquest was held on the 24th inst., at the Ivy Bush Inn, Merthyr, before W. Davies, EII¡Q., coroner, on view of the body of David, the son of Mr. John Williams, tailor, aged 8 years, who fell into the Glamorganshire Canal, on the 22nd inst. The jury returned a verdict of" Accidental Death," after elicit- ing as much information as they possibly could obtain on the distressing accident. The Merthyr, Vale of Neath, and Welsh Midland Railways have, it appears, fixed their termini at Cae Gwynne, behind the Bush Inn. Five or six houses and shops, opposite the market square, are to be taken down to make an approach to the same. A GRAND BARDIe MEETING is to be held at the Cymreigyddion Hall, White Lion, Mill Street, in this town, on Christmas-day next, under the auspices of William Thomas, Esq., of the Court House, and above twenty of the most respectable trades- men and literary men of the neighbourhood. We perceive by the placards just issued that nearly twenty prizes are to be given for the best compositions, englynion, &c., &c. It will, unquestionably, be a second Abergavenny Eisteddfod. ♦ CAIRFHILLY PaTTY SESSIONS, Nov. 26th.—[Heard before Edward Williams and Coleman, Esquires.]—ioknWilhitu, of the parish of Caerphilly, carpenter, was charged by P.C. Thomas Priee with having assaulted him whilst engaged in the execution of his duty. Convicted in the penalty of 91 and costs. Defendant was also convicted in the penalty of one shilling and costs for assaulting Jane Hilt. LLANTRISSENT.—The number of electors for this bo- rough as settled on the late revision is as follows:— Freemen, 158; householders, 21. LLANTRISSENT PETTY SusIOss.-Held Nov. 21st, before R. F. Rickards, Esq., Colonel Smith, E. M. Williams, and John Hewitt, Esqrs.—Sean Morgan, of Penyrhin, in the parish of Lantwit-vardre, appeared by virtue of a summons issued against him for refusing to pay wages due to Jennet Morris, for service. Defendant was ordered to pay the same, and costs. Paid. Rhys Thomas, agent to Mr. Evan Williams, of Lantwit-vardre, applied for a warrant of ejectment against Itaac Jones, of the same parish. Refused; it being proved, upon the oath of one Jane Morgan, that the letting was annual, and not monthly. Rhys Thomas, agent to Mr. James Thomas, of Lantwit- vardre, also applied for a warrant of ejectment against Daniel Israel, of the same parish, for refusing to give up possession of a cottage at Dvhewid Works, he having been duly served with notices according to 1st and 2nd Victoria, cap. 74. Granted. 'Thomas Thomas, of Gwaelod-y-Garth, in the parish of Pentyrch. appeared by virtue of a summons issued against him on the complaint of Margaret Phillips, of the said parish, whom she alleged to be the putative father of her illegitimate child. born in September last. The case was fully investigated but for want of sufficient corroborative evidence, it was dismissed. --Mr. Benjamin Francis, of Dyhewiil Works, applied for war- rants against four of the workmen for leaving their employment, at the said works, without giving due notice. Granted.Jane Maxwell, of Llantrissent, applied for a summons against Ebene- Mf Davies, whom she alleged to be the putative father of her illegitimate child lately born. Granted.-Lewis Morgan, Esq., of Hafod, in the parish of Llanwonno, applied for a sum- mons against William Edwards, of Newbridge, for having tree- passed on his lands in search of game. Granted.-Jennet Evan, of the parish of Llantrissent, single woman, applied for a warrant against William John, of the parish of Lanilid, for dis- obeying an order of affiliation made upon him to pay weekly towards the maintenance of his illegitimate child. Granted. Eliza Fisher, of the parish of Lantwit-vardre, applied for a warrant against William Lemtis, of the same place, for disobey- ing an order made upon him to pay towards the maintenance of his illegitimate child. Granted. COWBRIDOE PaTTY SESSIONS, held at the Town Hall, Cow- bridge. on Tuesday, the 25th instant, before R. C. Nicholl Came, Esq.. Hugh Entwistle, Esq., Robert Boteler, Esq., and the Rev. Arthur Dene. The overseers of Flemingstone applied for an order on Matthew Jones of Marcross, farmer, to con- tribute such weekly sums, as the Court should think fit, towards the maintenance of his mother, a poor person of Flemingstone, and now chargeable thereto. Evidence was taken to prove the ability of the defendant, and an order was accordingly made for the payment of Is. per week so long as his mother should be chargeable to the parish. Gwenllian Lewis, of Lanharry, widow, applied for an order of affiliation on Samuel Thomas, of the same place, collier defendant did not appear, but the case was clearly substantiated against him, and an order was made for him to pay Is. 6d. per week, and the costs, which amounted to 91 Is- BRIDGEND.—An inquest was held in this town on Tuesday last, before R. Lewis Reece, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Margaret Jones, aged 8 years, the daughter of John Jones, tailor. She was'sent to the river for water, which was much swollen by the late rains, and accidentally fell in and was drowned. Verdict- Accidental Death. KENFIO.—SUDDEN DEATH.—On the night of the 92nd instant, a man named Thomas Hugh died very suddenly. The deceased, who was a maltster in the service of Mr. Thomas Joseph, of Morlass, nearPyle, previous to going to bed, partook of a hearty supper as usual, appearing at the time in good health and spirits. He went to bed about half-past nine at five the following morning a boy who slept with him awoke, and found him dead. An inquest was held upon his remains before the Mayor of Kenfig, as his death took place within the precincts of the borough. ACCIDENT.-On the night of Wednesday, the 19th instant, the Rev. Mr. Williams, of Kenfig, met with a serious accident under the following circumstances He was returning on horseback from Neath during a ter- rific storm of thunder and lightning, and when near Margam, his horse took fright at the lightning, and threw the old gentleman to the ground, where he was afterwards found by some people in a state of insensibility. He was conveyed to his residence in a gig, and has ever since been confined to his bed. He is now, we are happy to state, progressing favourably. The horse went home alone. POaTHOA. wL.-An inquest was held at this place on Tuesday last, at the Farmers' Arms Inn, kept by William Elias, before Alexander Cuthbertson, Esq.. on view of the body of a young man—William Hall, a native of Plymouth, who was accidentally killed on the Friday week previous, on the Duffryn LIynvi and Porthcawl Railway. The deceased was employed as driver of one of the Llynvi Iron Co.'s trams, and whilst so employed, coming with loaded trams to Porthcawl, it appears he was sitting on the front of the first tram, and by some means fell off behind the horses; the trams passing on, crushed him instantly and severed the vertebra of his back, causing instantaneous death. A verdict to that effect was returned by the jury. This affords another evidence of the dangerous use of intoxicating liquors, as the poor fellow was, it is believed* drunk at the time. NEATH PBTTT SBSSIONS.—[Friday, November 21st. Heard before FrederickFredricka. Esq., Howel Gwyri, Esq., andtH. Tho- mas, Esq.]—Michael Henessy was brought up in custody charged by Margaret Sowler-both Emeraiders-with an assault. The defendant, with a most ludicrous air of distress, which was considerably heightened when a wag of a policeman held up a pair of handcuffs, protested that he meant to strike a man. and not a woman: 11 It's all a mistake yer honours, gintlemen, indeed, an' that's the thruth anyhow, yer wertchips." He was convicted in the penalty of 10s. 6d.—the costs. Paid.—The complaint of Catherine, the wife of David Butterfield, against ElIM Arnold for an assault was dismissed, complainant having to pay costs, which amounted to 7s. 6d. [Monday, Nov. 21th. Before Frederick Fredricks, Esq ]—R<M Jones, ofClydaeh, was fully committed to Swansea House of Correction as a rogue and a vagabond, there to be kept to hard labour. SWANSBA SAVINGS BANK.—Nov. 22nd. The deposits received amount tojE946 10s. 8d.; repaid, to £ 258 8s. lid.; notices to withdraw. jE307 15s. 9d. Manager, Mr. Martin Bevan. Nearly 250 depositors attended at the bank, and were served this day. FATAL ACCIDENT .-Our readers will probably recollect that in our last number we stated that Mr. Michael Marks, Castle-street, Swansea (brother of the Messrs. Marks, Saint Mary-street, Cardiff), met with a very se- rious accident on Friday, the 14th instant, by leaping from an omnibus as it descended the hill immediately this side of Greenbill, Swansea. The Injury sustained by Mr. Marks was a compound fracture of the leg. On Thursday", the 30th, it was found necessary to amputate the injure limb, which operation was borne with great fortitu e y the sufferer. His medical attendants, however, deemed his situation an almost hopeless one, and in their sur- mises they were, alas! too correct. for on Sunday after- noon last, Mr. Marks breathed his last, leaving a nume- rous family to lament his untimely departure from this transitory state. He was interred on Tuesday in the burial ground of the Jews, near Swansea. His age at his death was, we believe, fifty-eight years. Having thus briefly referred to the circuotftUncea which attended Mr. Marks's illness and death, it may not be out of place to say a few words on the causes which led to the accident. He was, we are informed, what is termed very nervous;" and on the morning of Friday week, whilst riding outside the omnibus in descending the hill alluded to above, an unusual swinging motion of the vehicle, caused, we he- sitate not to state, by want of skill on the part of the driver, filled him with sensations of alarm, so that, losing all command over himself, he unfortunately leaped off: the result of his rash act our readers have heard. Our object in making these observations is to call the attention of the proprietors of the various omnibuses which run through this county to the necessity which exists for em- plojing experienced or skilful drivers. We could enlarge upon these remarks, and point to individual instances in which the drivers are raw stable boys," and the horses scarcely able to move out of the way of the omnibus when, by the united efforts of the passengers, it has been set in motion; but as we have no wish to hurt the feel- ings of any one by holding them up to public obloquy, we shall say no more for the present, in the hope that the lives of passengers will no longer be endangered by the employment of such horses OR SUCH DRIVERS as, up to Saturday last, the proprietors of omnibuses have used.
MONMOUTHSHIRE. The John and Joseph, of Plymouth, Baker, master, stranded on Breaksea-point, on the 25th instant, on her voyage from Newport to Seville, coal laden. NEWPORT.-Two hundred pounds was offered on Wed- nesday last, by a gentleman living in Newport, for one hundred sacks of prime potatoes, to be delivered in March next, but was refused by a farmer who hopes to have more than that quantity to sell for seed. We are told that there are two common turnips to be seen at the Coach and Horses, Castletown one measuiing 471 inches in circumference, and the other 46f they are perfectly sound and weigh about 231bs each. They were picked indiscriminately out of a field belonging to Mr. Jones, Butcher. Sir Charles Morgan's Annual Cattle Show, we under- stand, will be held on Tuesday, the 9th of December, in the Newport new cattle market. We hear that the shares in the Monmouthshire Tontine are nearly all taken. Lover's concert, on Thursday week, was exceed- ingly well attended, and his patrons were much gratified at the treat given. Mr. Edward Pritchard, of Newport, has received orders to prepare a ground plan, &c., of our new market to be forwarded by a gentleman (at present visiting Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., at Tredegar) to New York, with the view to a similar place being built there. VIC. CHANCELLORS COURT, Nov. 22.[Before Sir J. L. Knight Bruce.]—Sir Benjamin Hall, Bart., and others, Ð. Carr and others.—This motion for an injunction to restrain the de- fendant* from working a coal mine in Monmouth, was heard this morning. The plaintiffs claimed t,) be beneficially entitled, under the will of the late Benjamin Hall, Esq., to the mines and veins of coal under certain customary lands situate in the manor of Abercame, in the county of Monmouth. The manor com- prised 24,000 acres of land, 11,000 of which consisted of cus- tomary lands. An agreement had been executed in 1835 between the plaintiff, Sir Benjamin Hall, and Martin Morrison, respecting the coal under the lands in question, reserving a galeage or royaity of IOd. per ton, and a further payment for such coal carried along a tramroad belonging to the plaintiff, Sir B. Hall. The plaintiffs relied upon this agreement, to which one of the defendants was a party. The defendants alleged that they, as customary tenants of Abercarne manor, were entitled to dig the coal under their tenements without the permission of the lord or lords of the manor, and that several of the customary tenants had exercised such right prior to the period at which the testator had become owner. They further objected to the injunction in point of form, as being in the alternative to restrain them from digging coal, or to compel a certain payment upon the quantity removed. They also insisted, that as the question between the parties was one of adverse title, the court would not grant an interlocutory injunction until that question had been decided at law, espe- cially as no case of irreparable mischief had been proved. Mr. Russell, Mr. Wigram, and Mr. F. Goldsmid appeared in support of the motion; which was opposed by Mr. Swanston, Mr. Lee, and Mr. Busk. His Honour, after inquiring of the defendants whether they were willing to give an undertaking to pay a cer- tain sum per ton upon all coal removed, without prejudice to any future proceedings, and being informed that they declined doing so, granted the injunction, directing an action at law to be tried, the declaration to be delivered within a month, execution not to be issued without leave of the court, the interim injunc- tion being without prejudice. The case was ordered to stand until Monday next, in order to enable the parties to agree upon admissions connected with the title and documents. NEWPORT TOWN HALL MONDAY.—[Present, the Mayor, Thos. Hawkins, Thos. Hughes, and William Brewer, Esqrs.]- Mary Ann Jones was charged with stealing two shirts from Humphry Martin. Case dismissed, as the prosecutor did not appear.—Evan Rees, landlord of the Princess Royal. Pill Road, was charged with unlawfully detaining the clothes of John Lewis, seaman—a hat, a frock coat, a round jacket, and several other things. Defendant was ordered to pay the costs, and to deliver the complainant his clothes immediately. -Patrick Caley and Ellen Curran were charged with assaulting William James. Costs to be paid between the defendants.-Henrg Buckler was charged with deserting his wife, Elizabeth Buckler, and not maintaining her. Committed to the House of Correction for one month's hard labour as a vagrant and vagabond.—James Graham and William Richards were charged with forcing into the malt-house belonging to Thos. Floyd Lewis. Dismissed.
PEWS IN PARISH CHURCHES.
PEWS IN PARISH CHURCHES. To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. SIR,-Some weeks ago public attention was called to a dispute which three inhabitants of this town maintained respecting the right of occupancy of a certain pew in the parish church of Saint John's, and which dispute, it will be recollected, led to the commission of most unseemly proceedings within the precincts of that sacred edifice. I perceive that one of the three persons above referred to-Mr. Knox-has actually taken possession of the pew; has a lock on the door, the key of which he keeps in his pocket; and on entering church takes it out, opens the door, and lets himself into the pew: by these proceed- ings, evidently considering himself possessed of the right of occupancy to the exclusion of others Now, Sir, I protest against such unwarrantable con- duct; and beg forthwith, through the medium of your impartial paper, respectfully, but earnestly, to call the attention of the highly-esteemed churchwardens to the course pursued by Mr. Knox, which is manifestly illegal, not to say impudent. What right has he to lock the door of a pew in our parish church I am unwilling to use language calculated to irritate or wound the feelings of any one but really, Sir, when I connect this lock-and-key proceeding with certain transactions, which I hope I may not find necessary to allude to next week, I feel most indignant. However, for the present, I shall say no more, in the full and con- fident expectation that our churchwardens will promptly cause the obnoxious fastening to be removed. A CHURCHMAN. Cardiff, Nov. 25, 1845. To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. SIR,-In your report of a lecture recently delivered at the Merthyr Literary Institution," on "the principles of phrenology applied to education," it is said, that the lecturer introduced several illustrative instances," of which one is retained as a specimen but as the instance recorded is very incorrectly reported, and is calculated to leave a wrong impression upon the minds of your readers, I crave your indulgence for an opportunity of rectifying the error which your witty correspondent has thus com- mitted. In speaking of the utility of educational train. ing, I stated, that although it could not confer new powers, or so change the character and disposition of an individual that he should become a totally different being, yet it would accomplish much and as an illustration I related the case of a child of a friend, who some years since was a boy of such strong animal passions, that when unable to quarrel and fight with any other person or thing, would frequently fall down and beat the floor in his rage. His parents, grieved at his conduct, were at a loss for a remedy, when his father, who was then a student of phrenology, resolved upon applying the light and power which that science afforded, and having made a careful examination of the boy's head, and discovering the facul.. ties of conscientiousness and love for his parents strougly developed, he adopted the following treatment:— When the child became enraged he was left alone, and the cause of provocation (as far as possible) removed, and being thus deprived of an opportunity of venting his pas- sion upon others, the storm soon subsided into a calm. When all was peace, the father remonstrated with his son ou the unkindness of his conduct to parents whom he ought to love and respect, and on his ingratitude and injustice as thus manifested. By these, and similar appeals to his moral sentiments, and by removing all excitement from the animal propensities, the higher faculties acquired such an ascendaucy over the lower, that eventually the child of ungovernable passions became an amiable and virtuous young man. The above is the substance of what I related in the lecture, as far as I can now recollect, and as it differs materially from the report, I trust you will be kind enough to insert it in your next paper. I am, Sir, yours respectfully, O. SHELLARD. Merthyr, Nov. 26th, 1845.
BIRTHS. Nov. 8, at Llanarth Vicarage, the lady of the Rev. W. Price. of a daughter. MARRIAGES. Nov. S3, at Ltvemock Church, by the Rev. William Williams, Mr. Daniel Lawrence, to Maria, only daughter of Mr. John n^Stov^M^'by the Rev- J- C. "Campbell, at Merthyr Church, Margaret, second daughter of Mr. Evan Williams, Down Cross Farm, Llantwit, to Mr. Rhys Thomas, maltster, of Cowbridge. Nov. 95, at St. Mary s Church, Swansea, by the Rev. Robert Shirly Bunlmry, vicar, Mr. Thomas Rosser, master of the Alexander Harvey, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. John Bennett, all of Swansea. DEATHS. Nov. 24, at Upper Clapton, of small pox, Henry Iltid Nicholl, Esq., D.C.L., aged 36. J Nov. 27, in this town, at the advanced age of 89 years, Ann Thomas. Nov. 18, at Treforest, near Pontypridd, aged 43, after a pain- ful illness of 18 months, Mr. Evan Davies, grocer, of that place. He was a consistent member of the Established Church, and highly respected by all who had the pleasure of his ac. quaintance. Nov. 22, at Neath, Ann, wife of Mr. William Powell, mason aged 37 years. Nov. 18, at Brecon, aged 18 years, Griffith, eldest son of Mr. John Jones, painter, Brynmawr. Nov. 15, suddenly, aged 20, Adeline, only surviving child of Mrs. Jessalina Louisa Lewis, of Monmouth. Nov. 22, at Ravensworth Castle, the Right Hon. Lady Ravens- worth. In the 73rd year of fcer age.