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LLAIDAFF CATHEDRAL. [The following Address was, in substancn, prepared by the late Dean of Llandaff, a short time before his death. Various circumstances have prevented its earlier publica- tion but it is hoped that the force of this posthumous appeal will not be weakened by this unavoidable delay.] To the Laity of the Diocese of Llandaff and to the Public in general. My LORDS AND GENTLEMEN, A Considerable interval has now elapsed since I ap- pealed to the Clergy of this Diocese in behalf of an effort to restore some portion at least of our ancient Cathedral. In the address then circulated I dwelt at some length on the circumstances which gave rise to a strong manifestation of public feeling in favour of the pious undertaking, and quoted some encouraging remarks which, though delivered at a meeting convened for another purpose, contained various suggestions and pro- mises of support, offered in a spirit of the most cordial liberality. In that address I also mentioned with sincere gratifica- tion the number of intimations which had been conveyed to me on the subject, and recorded the progress already made in the restoration of the Welsh Chapel, anciently tailed the Lady Chapel This appeal to the Clergy was responded to in the kindest manner by the members of the Chapter and the Clerical body at large: the.measure of their sympathy will be estimated by the list of their names and contribu- tions, and a consideration of the very scanty revenue of the Church throughout the Diocese. HE who regards the willing mind, and accepts according to the ability rather than the amount, will surely appreciate this labour of love. From the Clergy I turn to the Laity of Glamorgan and Monmouth in particular, and to the public generally, in behalf of our attempt to restore, or at least to improve, oar venerable Cathedral. The See of Llandaff is asserted to be, beyond dispute, the oldest, as its revenues are unquestionably the poorest, in the kingdom. Touching the antiquity of this Church," says Bishop Godwin, "it is reported to have been built in the second century, about the year of Christ ISO. It is certain that Dubritius presided here in 436, and that he was instituted Metropolitan in these parts." For more than fourteen centuries of the Christian era has Llandaff existed, with various fluctuations of wealth and depression, as an Episcopal See and it may serve to shew how great has been the spoil and waste of her revenues when we state, on the authority of the same Bishop Godwin, that so much riches has been be. stowed on Llandaff, that if it enjoyed the tenth part of that which it has been endowed with first and last, it would be one of the wealthiest Churches in Christendom whereas," adds the mournful chronicle, it hath now hardly sufficient to repair itself." In the beginning of the 12th century, Urban, the thirtieth Bishop of this See, had it in his heart to rebuild this Church. At his first coming he found his Bishoprick in a very poor and miserable condition-the Church ruined almost to the ground-the revenues so confiscated that out of twenty-four canons they could now scarcely maintain two." The zealous Bishop complained thereof to the King and other authorities, and in the year 1119 pro- cured letters to the CLERGY AND GENTRY OF THIS KINGDOM, particularly of his own Diocese. By this means, having gathered great sums, he pulled down th" old Church, and began upon the 14 April, 1120, the building of the present fabric, which is, says Godwin, "a very elegant one, being 300 feet long and 80 broad, and adorned at the west end with two stately towers of great height, and a neat Chapel of our Lady-a work truly magnificent, and to be remembeied with honor by posterity," In 1478 Bishop Marshall became a gieat benefactor to this Cathedral, in "beautifying it by ftesco painting, and by an altar piece of free-stone." It is a melancholy task to contrast its early beauty with its present deformity. Browne Willis, in his prefatory epistle to his Survey of the Cathedral Church of Llandaff, writing in the year 1715, describes it as having fallen into a most deplora- ble decay within these few years and thus touchingly expresses his reasons for undertaking his work: •« Wherefore it was that after a sad contemplative test so glorious a structure as this church, honored by being "the ancientest Bishop's See in the Kingdom (as we 4* have evident authority to shew) raised, enriched, and "bcautitlfd by the piety of so many noble founders, should be utterly destroyed that I fortlnviih," &c. &c. It is to prevent the accomplishment of this anticipated evil, to stay and to repair the ravages of time that I now appeal v, ith confidence to public generosity, to individual taste, and above all, to National Piety. To that natural inquiry-" What have) au done for ''yourselves 1-How far have you put your own shoulders "to the burthen1" We answer-we have done what we could. We have, at our own capitular cost, placed a new covering of lead over the whole of the roof of the Cathedral, the aisles, and the chapel. We have raised a new ceiliug within; we have also, from our own private, as well as from capitular resources, assisted by the clergy "iDlJJ Jteadiiig.Pjersons of the diocese, effected the means. Earnestly do we hope that your liberality may enable us to effect a complete restoration of the beautiful and venerable fabric; but, should our funds prove in- sufficient for the immediate execution of that purpose, we are justified in expecting that enough may be collected, not only to execute the extensive improvements now in hand, but to carry forward its gradual restoration upon a settled and uniform plan, and in a style of architecture. corresponding with the noble remains of the ancient edifice. What may then remain unfinished may be com- pleted by the piety of these who follow us in the good work. Care being studiously taken to do nothing our- selves which they may wish undone; but, on the con- trary, to leave them an example, which shall at once guide and encourage them in prosecuting the same design 1 hat wishes and efforts having such an object in view will be met by the public with a willing heart and a liberal iiand, we entertain no doubt. We are far from reflecting upon the want of taste of our piedecessors, who, natxr a century ago, refitted the Church for Divine Service, after it had lain 30 years in ruins. They did what they could, according to the style of that age- when the tlrts and, more especially, architecture were in this country at the lowest ebb. We are anxious to remedy those defects. We appeal to an age far more wealthy and far better taught, to supply us with funds, which they way be sure will now be applied with equal zeal, but wiih infinitely better effect. VV'ecall upon the lovers of our Reformed Church to lend a friendly hand to this pious work- to help us when struggling in a good cause labouring to change a disfigured, but stiil a venerable structure, into a form worthy of its solemn and holy purposes, and corresponding with the dignity of a C.ithedial Institution. Without such aid the object Is unattainable. We shall still, indeed, make the attempt, — let it not be said that you looked on with indifference, and that in consequence of that indifference our attempt its beea unsuccessful. WILLIAM BRUCE KNIGHT. Postscript by the Dean of Llandaff. Nov, 18-15. I will not, by any addition of my own, weaken the fo ice which the above appeal must carry with it, in coming, as it were, from its author's tomb, who still, however, lives in the hearts and memories of all the members of the diocese to which it is in the first place but still I cannot feel satisfied that it should go forth unaccompanied by the declaration, how near to my own heart is the cause thus pleaded by my beloved and venerated predecessor; and what delight it will afford me to co-operate by every means in my power, in the exertions which I am sure this address will call forth. W. D. CONYBEARE. Lrsr OF TrIE SUBSCKIISISRS, BKING CLEHGY OF THE OlOTtESF. OF LLASUACF, TO THE RESTOUATION OF TAT CATHEDJIAL. £ s. d. Right Rev. Edward Copleston, D.D., Lord tiiahop 500 0 0 "Very Rev. W. D. Conybeare, Dean 100 0 0 Very Rev. W. Bruce Knight, late Dean and Chancellor 100 0 0 Ver\ Rev. J. Probyn, late Dean and Arch- peaces 50 0 0 Venerable T;wrn:¡s Widiams, Archdeacon of Llandaff 50 0 0 Ye'ieiable Urn, Crawley, Archdeacon of Monmouth 50 0 0 Rev. I! ugh Williams, Chancellor of the Dio- + Cta 10 0 0 ftev. J. M. Trahenie, Chancellor of the Cathedral no 0 0 Thomas S-acey, precentor 10 0 0 Henry Douglas late Precentor 100 0 0 W. Williams, D.D., Canon vO 0 0 It. VVatson, Canon 50 0 0 II. H. Xorris, Canon 100 0 0 J. (.aistord, D.D., Canon 0 0 I.uv. ard Ja:nes, Canon .•••• 100 0 0 W. Powell, Canon 50 0 0 1^. a 11 eh ard, Senior Vica r. 10 0 0 E. P. Thomas, Junior Vicar 5 0 0 11. L. blosse, Newcastle 10 0 0 W. Bruce, St. Nicholas )0 0 0 G. A. Biedermann, 1'1emingstolle. ;) ft 0 U. Came, Llanm.ies JQ Q o J. C. Campbell, Merthyr .10 0 0 James Coles, Michaelstone-y-Vedw ..[* 5 0 0 T. Davie?, Trevethiti 10 0 0 ".J. Davies, Shirenewton 5 0 0 W. Davies, L!m tdewy Rhydtient 2 0 0 A. Deue, St. Athan 2 2 0 J. Barnard Duvi.-s ) 1 o J. Evans, Llandough 10 o 0 R. Evans, Margam 6 0 o T. Edmondes, Llatiblethian 5 0 0 J. Edwardes, Gileston.. • ••• 5 5 0 F. F. Eihv,-tides, Gileston 5 5 0 W. Evaiii, Usk. 3 3 0 T. Evans, Gourey 4 0 0 ■" J. Heming, Llangwm 1 I Edward Griffiths, Llamaches 1 1 0 F. Gardner, )a.e Rector of Llanvetherine 5 0 0 •axried fsrwwd 1700 9 0 £ s. d. Brought forward 1700 3 0 D. H. Griiffth, Cadoxton-juxta-Neath.. 5 5 0 E. W. Gabb, Llanwenarth 5 0 0 D. Griffiths, Llanilid 1 1 0 E. Hawkins, Newport 5 0 0 J. Harding, Coity and Coychurcli 10 0 0 Daniel Jones, Caerleon 10 0 0 Evan Jenkins, Dowlais 3 3 0 W. Jones, Peterston Wentloog 4 4 0 D. Jones, Panteague 5 0 0 D. Jones, Wolvesnewton 1 0 0 R, Knight, Newton" 5 0 0 C. R. Knight, St. Bride's Major 6 6 0 « H. H. Knight, Neath 10 0 0 » E. D. Knight, Tredegar 5 0 0 W. Llewellyn, Llangeinor I I 0 Rev.F. Lewis, Llanvair 5 0 0 W. Price Lewis, junior, late Curate of Llantrisaint 5 0 0 T. Langley, Llandogo 3 3 0 Augustus Morgan, Machen 10 0 0 E. Morgan, Llantrissent 2 2 0 G. M. Maber, late Rector of Merthyr Tydfil 10 0 0 D. Morgan, Uancarvan 2 0 0 E. Dempster Miller, Skenfrith 2 2 0 J. Nelson, Peterston 10 0 0 J. C. Prosser, Devauden. 1 1 0 W. Powell, Raglan 5 0 0 W. B. C. Powell, Curate of Raglan. 110 Morgan Powell, Coedkernew 2 0 0 « E. Roberts, St. Bride's Minor 3 3 0 D. Reece, late Vicar of Aberavon 3 3 0 Daniel Reece, Aberystruth 3 3 0 G. Roberts, Monmouth, 5 0 0 E. S. Staiiley, Curate of Raglan 2 0 0 Sir Charles Salusbury, Llanwern 10 0 0 George Thomas, Llandaff Court 125 0 0 F. Tayntoii, Ystradowen 5 0 0 E. Thomas, Britonferry 3 3 0 W. Thomas, Kilybebill 5 5 0 R. T. Tyler, Llantrithyd 10 0 0 G Traherne, St. Hilary. 10 0 0 W. Watkins, Merthyr iVlawr 3 0 0 J. Williams, Mathern 10 0 0 Lewis Williams, Mounton 5 0 0 T. Williams, Trinity, Abergavenny 500 C. A. Williams, Llangibby 5 5 0 E. J. Williams 10 0 0 R. Williams, Roggiot 1 1 0 « J. Webb, Cardiff 20 0 0 J. J. Williams, Curate of Aberdare 1 1 0 H. Warrilow, Lanishen 1 1 0 J. Williams, Marcros8. 10 0 0 2091 17 0 DONATIONS OF CLERGY NOT RESIDENT IN THE DIOCESE. I £ s. d. The Tti<rbt R.pv. the Lord Ttishnn of Winches- ter ioo o o The Chapter of Winchester 50 0 0 The Very Rev. the Dean of St. Asaph 50 0 0 The Rev. W. D. Conybeare, (1st donation) Axminster 10 0 0 The Rev. W. J. Copleston, Cromhall 5 0 0 W. Dansey, Donhead, St. Andrews. 2 0 0 i Robert Jackson, Worcester 5 0 0 D. Jones, Bishopston 5 0 0 Howell W. Lloyd, Vorlas, Denbigh- shire 1 0 0 R. Prichard, Newbold 20 0 0 J. C. Robertson, Curate of Boxley.. 5 0 0 W. Rayer, Tidcomb 10 10 0 A Friend 500 268 10 0 Subscriptions received at the National Provincial Bank, Cardiff.
GLAMORGANSHIRE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the next GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the Peace for the said County, will be holden at the GUILDHALL, in the Town of CARDIFF, in the said County, i On MONDAY, the 5th day of JANUARY next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon, when the Justices assembled will immediately proceed to the business rela- ting to the Assessment, Application, and Management of the County Stock or Rate, and to the internal regulations of the County; and at Two of the Clock of such day proceed to take into consideration the Provisions of the several Acts relating to the Establishment of County and District Constables, and to make and enter into such Rules, Orders, and Regulations relating thereto, and to the Police established within the said County, as may be thought expedient. And On TUESDAY Morning, the 6th day of JANUARY next at Ten o'Clock, the Court will proceed with the Trial of Appeals, Tra- versers, and Prisoners, at which time all Grand and Petty i.imra are reauired to attend, and the several parties in sions. All Bills and Demands against the County'sYock must be delivered into the Office of the Clerk of Peace fourteen days before the Sessions, and all Costs given or allowed by the Court must be taxed at the same Sessions, or they will not afterwards be allowed. The several acting Magistrates are requested to return all Depositions into the Office of the Clerk of the Peace at Cardiff, on or before FRIDA Y, the 2nd day of JANUARY next. V, OOD, Clerk of Peace. Cardiff, 10th Dec., 184».
BRECONSHIRE SESSIONS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the next GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACE, for the County of BRECON, will be held at the SHIRE-HALL, in BRECON, in and for the said County, on TUESDAY, the Sixth day of JANUARY next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, at which hour and place the business relating to the Assessment, Application, or Management of the County Rate or Stock, will com- menee and all Witnesses in any Appeal are to be ready in Court, to answer to their names, at 12 o'clock at noon on that day, when all Appellants and Respondents must also attend. Grand and Petty Jurors, Prosecutors, and Witnesses must attend on WEDNESDAY, the Seventh day of JANUARY next, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon. Depositions must be forwarded to the Clerk of the Peace 7 clear days before the Sessions, and in all cases arising subsequently, immediately upon being taken. And Notice is hereby given, That all persons having claims upon the County must attend with their Accounts before the Visiting Magistrates to the Gaol, at the Shire-Hall, Brecon, on Tuesday, the 30th day of December instant, at 10 o'clock in the fore- noon, when such several Accounts will be audited. And Notice is hereby also given, That all Costs of Prosecutions, to be allowed by the County, must be taxed at the same Sessions, previous to or during which they shall be incurred, or they will not afterwards be allowed. Appeals and Traversers for Trial must be entered with the Clerk of the Peace, before the sitting of the Court, at 11 o'clock on Tuesday. POWELL. Clerk of the Peace for the County of Brecon Brecon, 9th December, 1845.
CARDIFF UNION. A LL Persons desiring to Contract for the following A PROVISIONS for the next Three Months, are requested to send Sealed Tenders to the UNION WORKHOUSE, on SATURDAY, the 13th of DECEMBER, 1845. Contract to commence on the 20th of December. Bread per Loaf of 41b. each Loaf to be baked 24 hours before delivery, and to be made of Brewer s Yeast each best seconds Flour at per score, ditto Meat, Beef, and Mutton, at. per lb. Cheese. per cwt. Milk per quart Oatmeal per cwt. Salt Butter, at and Fresh ditto, at per lb. Tens per bushel Sugar, at per lb. Tea, at per lb. Sua p, at per lb. Candles, at per lb. Coal, at per ton Terms of Payment;—For Provisions at the end of the Quarter. FORM OF CONTRACT I hereby agree to supply the Guardians of the Cardiff Union, with the Goods opposite to which I have set a Price. IMPORTANT SALE OF FSCDBHOLD PIIOPERTY BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. VLL that extensive, new, and substantially-built DWrELLING-HOUSE, with extensive SHOP tnd WAREHOUSE. STABLE, and GARDEN, well stocked with choice Fruit Trees, situate in the most com- manding part of the flourishing Town of Cowbridge, in the County of Glamorgan, where an excellent business in the Grocery and Provision Trade has been successfully carried on for the last ten years. Any person wishing a good investment would do weli to secure this, as such an opportunity seldom occurs. 1 he only motive the present Proprietor has for leaving is in consequence of continued ill-health. Immediate pos- session can be had, if required. If not Sold by the lhirtieth of December, it will then be sold by PUBLIC A U CTION, of which due notice will be given. tor further particulars apply to Mr. John PanooF. Cowbridge, the owner. All letters must be pre-paid. Cfwhrid(«j Dec. 3, lHlt &OttCC0. CARDIFF SCHOOLS, FOR THE EDUCATION OF THE POOR. THE 30th ANNUAL MEETING of the SUBSCRI- BERS will be held in the COMMITTEE ROOM, on MONDAY, the 15th DECEMBER instant, at One o'clock in the Afternoon, when the attendance of the Subscribers and other Friends is specially requested. The Chair will be taken by LOKD JAMES STUART M.P., Vice-President. T. STACEY, ) Hon Secretaries E. P. RICHARDS, Hon' t»ecretaneb- Cardiff, 5th December, 1845. CARDIFF, llth DECEMBER, 1845. THE undersigned are now landing a Cargo of best BALTIC TIMBER, ex NEPTUNE andaCaigo of CROWN RED DEALS, ex "ESSAY;" which, with a large Stock of AMERICAN TIMBER, and all other Articles in the Trade, they offer at their usual moderate Terms. WATSON & RICHARDS. The Schooner 6,3.&TiTTB'DBJ J. EVANS, MASTER, IS NOW LOADING AT COTTON'S WHARF, TOOLEY-STREET, LONDON, FOR Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr, Dowlais, Aberdare, Abergavenny, Brecon, Monmouth, Pontypool, Cow- bridge, Bridgend, and places adjacent, and will positively sail on WEDNESDAY, the 24th of DECEMBER, 1845. For Freight, &c., apply to the Master on Board Mr. J. Rowe, Moderator Wharf, Newport; Mr. Thomas Richards, Abergavenny; Messrs. Prosser and Co., Bre- con Messrs. J. H. and G. Scovell, the Wharfingers, London; or to Mr. W. Pritchard, Wharf, Cardiff. London, Dec. 10, 1845. THEATRE, CARDIFF.—[BY AUTHORITY.] Last Week of the Season, positively. This Evening, Friday, Dec. 12th, 1845, A VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENTS, FOR THE BENEFIT OF MR. ARTAUD, And on Monday Evening, December the 15th, 1845, FOR THE BENEFIT OF KIR. M mMjjs. M. welt,. MR. and MRS. W. H. ANGEL tender their sincere thanks for the patronage they have invariably received in Cardiff; and most respectfully announce to the Nobility, Gentry, and their Friends that their BENEFIT will take place on MONDAY Evening next, DECEMBER 15th, 1845. The Performance will com- mence with a popular Drama, entitled LUCILLE; OR, THE STORY OF A HEART. St. Cyr Mr. Chute.—Lucille Miss Dawson. Julie Mrs. W. H. Angel. A VARIETY OF COMIC SINGING BY MR. W. H. ANGEL. THE CELEBRATED POLKA, BY MISS DAWSON AND MR. W. H. REEVES. DANCING RY MASTER AND MISS ANGEL. To be followed by FISH OUT OF WATER. To conclude with a new and popular Farce, called MY WIFE'S SECOND FLOOR. Tickets to be had of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Angel, at Mr. Aubrey's, Angel-street and at Mr. Bird's, where places for the Boxes may be taken. N010*44 TOWN-BALL. KEWPOST. U. mQ sa-ssBi) PROFESSOR OF MUSIC AND ORGANIST OF NEWPORT, HAS the honour to announce to the Nobility and Gentry of CARDIFF and Neighbourhood, that he will give a Grand guished Patronage of SIR CHARLES MORGAN Bart.; C. M. R. MORGAN, Esq., M.P., and Mrs. ^rv^°^UperraCa"le: Lieut.-Col. CHARLES KEMEYS TYNTE, and Mrs. KEMEYS TYNTE of ^rv^°^UperraCa"le: Lieut.-Col. CHARLES KEMEYS TYNTE, and Mrs. KEMEYS TYNTE of Cefn Mably; the Hon. Col. SPENCKR and 'the OFFICERS of the GARRISON; for which he his engaged the following eminent Performers from the principal Concerts, London: — COnt- alto"-Madame LABLACHE, (of the Philhar- mon'c and Ancient Concerts, London.) Soprano"—Miss NESSENT. (of the Ancient Concerts, and Royal Academy of Music, London.) Basso" Signor F. LABLACHE, (of her Majesty's Italian Opera House.) "Violin Solo" J. T. WILLY, (Leader and Solo Per- former at the principal London Concerts and of the Philharmonic), and who will perform, at each Concert, two of his most admired Solos. "Piano-Forfe"—Mas. J. H. WILLY, who willaccom- pany some of the vocal pieces. The Morning Concert will commence at One o'clock and the Evening Concert at Eight. 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'pjy1 universal rep nation causes ONpRINCIPLRD ^l'le to offer st<u i »n< omjou .di for salt: under tin- « O' »lYDoR,"comi«>iM-<i ot •ii.nertl astringi nts u ierl\ to tile COM plexion. and by fieir lepellant a< ti«>n en- • It is therefore i ..pe ative on purchasers are I ,b.V p R O W I. V N D 'S K A I. Y U O R" a leel >.l». ^an >«»« ol exquisite beauty from BAON & Co.) To protect have dir in iTU* Hon,. Commissioners of Stamps have d.rrcuu ihe P.oprietors' Name and Addre.s. thus- A. ROWLAND & SON, 20, HATTON GARDEN, » r "i>e <*ovetu,u«nt Stamp whicn U atfixed on bottle. 1 rice 4,. 6d. and fts. 6d. per Kot.l*. 41 > • wpfietora, aud by Chemists aud Peifumcri. V All other KALYDORS" are FRAUDULENT IHIT4TI0N8, notify. A S3 .4 Sj WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE Cy-ireig-yddion "Sail, Aberg-avsnny, On Tuesday, December 23rd, 1815. STEWAROK. JOHN JONES, Jun., Esq., of Uanarth, JOHN ROLLS, Esq., of the Hendre. "DID YOU EVER" READ TFLK Mysteries of Paris & Wandering Jew Price (post free) 12d. Matilda, or the Misfortunes of Virtue. Is. 6d. De Rohan, the Conspirator 0 9 Godolpus Arabian 1 3 BY M. EUGENE SUE. TRANSLATED from the original by Messrs. W. & M., J. on post octavo sheets, bound in cloth, an 1 illustrated with numerous engravings on steel. These handsome, perfect, and deeply-interesting works may be sent, post free, to any part of the kingdoms, by enclosing the above amounts (only) to Messrs. WILKENSON and MURRAY, 5, Beech-street, City, London. N.B.—Early applications will be requisite. Warranted perfect 8f complete. CMTRACT FOR SLATES. Department of the Storekeeper General of the Navy, Somerset Place, 11th Dec., 1815. THE COMMISSIONERS FOR EXECUTING THE OFFICE OF LORD HIGH ADMIRAL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.do hereby give NOTICE, that on FRIDAY, the 9TH JANUARY next, at ONE O'CLOCK, they will be ready to treat with such Persons as may be willing to Contract for SUPPLYING HER MAJESTY'S SEVERAL DOCK YARDS with Welsh or Cornish Slates. A Form of the Tender may be seen at the sai I Office. No Tender will be received after One o'Clock, on the Day of Treaty, nor any noticed, unless the Party attends, or an Agent for him duly authorised in writing. Every Tender must be addressed to the Secretrary of the Admiralty, and bear in the left hand corner the words Tender for Slates", and must also be delivered at Somerset Place, accompanied by a Letter signed by Two responsible Persons, engaging to become bound with the Person tende ing, in the Sum of jEoOO, for the due performance of the Contract [DUTY FREE.) WHEREAS a Petition of EVAN EVANS, of Treforest, in the Parish of LANTWIT VABDRE, Glamorganshire, Carpenter and Pattern-maker; late of Millicent-street, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Carpenter and Pattern-maker; before then of Bassalleg, in the Parish of Bassalleg, Monmouthshire, Carpenter and Pattern- maker previously of Rhymney Iron Works, Glamorgan- shire, Carpenter and Pattern-maker; and formerly of Rhymney Iron Works, aforesaid, Shopkeeper an Insolvent Debtor having been filed in the Bristol District Court of Bankruptcy, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said Evan Evans, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Evan Evans is hereby required to appear in Court before RICHARD STEVENSON, Esq., the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition, on the 6th day of JANUARY next, at Eleven o'Clock in the forenoon precisely, at the Bristol District Court of Bankruptcy, at Bristol for his first examination touching his Debts, Estate, and Effects, and to be further dealt with according to the Provisions of the said Statutes; and Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appoints All persons indebted to t'.i- sud Evan Evans, or who have any of his Eiiects, are not to pai or deliver the same but to ALFRED JOliN ACRAMAN, Esq., 19, Saint Augustine's Place, Bristol, the Official Assignee, nomi- nated in that behalf by the Commissioner acting in the matter of the said Petition. Britannia Life Assurance Company, No. I, PRINCE'S STURKT. B\NK, U>Ni>.)\. Empowered by Special Act of Parliament IV. Viet. cap, IX. OI RECTORS. William Bardgett, Ksq i Robert Kglinton, Ksq Samuel Bevington, Ksq hra-nnus llobt. p'o-tiei, lisq Win. Pechney Black, Ksq Peter Morrison Ksq. George Cohen, Ksq Henry Lewis Sinale, Ksq '^JEDICAI. E80 Jolin Clendinnig, M.D., F. it S" 16, VV'irti;.oie St.. Cavendish Square, STANDING COUNSEL. rhe Hon. John New .Sqllrtre) Lincoln's Inn. —Mr. Serjeant Al'-irp-iy, Temple. SOLICITOR. William Bevan, Esq., Oid Jewry. BANK ens- Messrs Drewett and Fow ler. Prints Street, Bank. This Institution is empowered by a Special Act of Parlia- ment, and is so constituted as to atTurd tti, oenefits of Life Assurance in their fullest extent to Policy-Holders, and to present greater facilities and accommodation than are usually offered by any other Companies. I Among others, the following Important Advantages may be nuinerated:- Increasing Hates of Premium, on a new and remarkable plan for securing Loans or u less immediate payment being required OT* a policy J or the whole term of life than in any other office. CREDIT I'AISI.F-I,,y Ihis Table, the Premiums may remain unpaid tor tive years, upon satisfiletory security being given or the liquidation of the s*ine; at the expira-ion of that period HALF CRLDIT RATES OF PREMIUM. Persons assured according to t|lese rules, are allowed credit (without security) 'or half the amount of the first seven Annual Premiums, paving interest thero .u, at the rate of Five per Cent, per Annum, with the option of paving off the principal at any time, or having the amount deducted from tne sum assured when the I oltcy becomes a claim. Policies inny thus he rffected at lower rates than are gene- rally required tor the term ot s, von years only, whilst the holders have Ille same seciiuy for ti,e p.yin nt oi their claims, whenever de^ith may happen, as if tliev n iid domle the amount of preiniam, which would be char to assurance effected in the same way, Policies revived without the exaction of a fine, at any time within twelve months. Extract from Increasing Kates of Premium, for an Assu- rance of £ 100, for Whole l erm of Life. Age of the Ass,.red in every ta.e a unified in the Policy Medical Attendants remuner*t,in ;il| cas,s f„r reports. A Board of Director' in attendance .;ad" "t t. 0.;0," I | Annual Premiums payable dnritiy > | First Second Third Fourth Remain j Five Five Five pive (iej. oj- j Years. Years. Years. Yearn. Lite. j i £ 8. dJ £ s. d.[ £ s. d. £ 3. d. £ s. d.j I 1 41 5 10, 1 10 1] 1 ]6 92 3 M I 6 4' 1 12 2| 1 19 12 7 4 2 17 K 1 16 12 4 4 2 14 6 3 7 3 4 3 4 2 16 7 5 5 6 3 6 13 1 2 16 7 5 5 6 3 6 13 j Ext root from the Half Credit Hates of Premium. Annual Pie^u.n required tor an Assurance of j £ 10 >. for the «hole r erm of (.1 fe. Age. i Halt Hrnnium for Who e l einni 1. "eve" years. after seven vear* £ "■ d- £ s, o 30 1 1 9 2 « 35 14 11 2 9 10 40 1 9 2 2 18 4 4-5 L J4 10 3 q <| »> 2 2 6 4 5 55 2 19 9 5 5 6 6 > 3 ti 8 6 13 P'-THK "0" Director Detailed i'ros^ciuses. au<» every reo.n)me information is toihe mode of effecrin Assurances, may be obtained lpoin application in tbe following y AGENTS- ?EWPORT Mr. R. Jenkins, merchant SHEPSTOW Mr. J. L. Baldwyn, solicitor. UKISTOL.. Mr. John Moxham, Bank-court, Corn-street Dardiff » Mr. W. D. Horwood. =-
THB EXPERIMENTAL SQUADRON.—The experi- mental squadron of two-decked ships will not be paid off as announced some lime since, and so reported duiiiii; the past week. It is intended to distribute and station them at the out ports; and they will be placed as fol- lows: The Vanguard, 80, Captain Willea, will be sta cloned at Cove, taking theliag of Rear Admiral Sir Hugh Pigot, K.C.H., the commander in chief there his flag now flying on board the Crocodile, 29, Captain Maxwell. Thus she will be available for any emer- gency in such an advanced position. The Albion, 90, •Captain Lockyer, C.B., and the Cano us, 84, Captain* Fairfax Moresby, C.B., is to remain at ilevonport. where, with the Queen, 110, Hag tthipof Admiral Sir John Weat, the Port Admirat, & the Caledouia, 120, Capt. M.H. Dixon, with theflag of Rear Admiral Superintendent Sir S: Pym, they will form the main body of a powerful fleet. The lloduey, 9'>f Captain Collier, C.B., and the Superb, 80, Captain Cory, are ordered to Portsmouth, where they witi be stationed, with the St. Vincent, 120, Captain -Sir R. Grant, flag ship of the Admiral Sir Charles Ogel, ;Sart., the commander in chief. By the above distri- bution we shall have It) sail of the line at our home ports fcour of them three-deckers, with about 7000 men, viz:- -it Sheerness.—The Trafalgar, 120, Captain Nott, flag IíIJÍ Vice Admiral Sir D.D. Kin.9, the commander in cbief; the Ocean, 80, Captain »upe»int«ndent Arthur, C-fi. At Polt..moutb. -The lit, Viuceur, Rodney, 92; Superb, 80. At Devoll port. The Caledonia, 120; Queen, 110; Albion, 90; Caaophui, ii. At Cork.- V.uad, 1;9, MONEY MARKET, THURSDAY EVENING.—The disso- ,tion of the Cabinet has bad less influence on public ,cc'inties than could have been supposed a priori. Con- sols hive been done for money at 93J and 91', the latter VjVmg t'ie. latest quotation. For the Accounts thcy have cen done at 9:}. but are now 93i. Rvdaced Three per Cents, were last done at 93; the Three anil a Quarter New at 9 > and Exchequer Bill? 21 to 23pm. Bank Stock has b^en done at id 1. No change worth notice has occurred in the Railway Shares. SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE OF TUESDAY.— TnuR-nAY, D;:c. II.—At th > Court, at Osborne House, Isle of Wiifht, the loth day of December, 184.5, present t'te Queen's Most Excellent- Majesty in Council. It is this day ordered by her Majesty in Coun'J thit the Par- Iptmen*, which stands prorogued to Tu^ilay, the liSth December instant, be fnrth.'v prorogued to Tuesday, the 30th of December instant. TIlE FRENCH IN ALGERIA.—The National gives a frightful picture of Marshal Bu^eaud's doinirs in Africa. According to the accounts published by this paper, 50 prisoners were on one day shot in cold blood—13 villages burned, the Dahra massacre acted over again, for it seems that a por.ion of atriba having hid themselves in a cave, the same means were resorterl to, exactly as were employed by Colonel Pelissier, and all smoked and baked to death. J'he marshal himself is the author of all these horrors— his last triumph was a monster razzia—he has ordered the moststiict secrecy as to his barbarous proceedings; aud the writer of the accounts, of which we have just given a summary, calls him a second Attila, for he puts all to the sword and fire, sparing (I,dy women and infants. We leave to the French press the'duty of corntnentingupon such acts, and we cheerfully acknowledge that that duty will be fulfilled. We fancied that it required the dark phrenzy of the age of the Inquisition to throw up such a monster as this Bugeaud. TRIFLING CAUSE OF DEATH.—An inquest was held by J. B. Gnnclon, Esq., on Monday, at the Wheatsheaf, Bedminster, Bristol, on the body of Hannah Warburton, who came by her death from the following comparatively trival circumstance:—She was about six years of age, of a delicate constitution, but not ill, and was always much affected at the sight of blood. On Saturday she slipped from off IL. form on which she was sitting, and struck her elbow against a stool, which scarred the skin and caused it to bleed a little, which so frightened the poor little child that the fell into a fainting tit and died in a few minutes. A verdict in accorda ice with the evidence was returned by the jury. THE AMBRICAN PUESIDENT'S MESSAGE.-This impor- tant document, which will decide the question of peace or war, m:iy be expected to reach us by the 25th of the present mouth. Look out for a Christmas Box," as an American paper says. Punch has, of course, some allusion to the great topics of the day—the Whig and Conservative adhesions to Corn-law Repeal. In the cut belonging to the series of pencillings" is the parody of a picture (by Collins, if we remember rightly) called "Coming events cast their hadows before" Cobden, with tree" corn on his head, is the traveller whose approacii is indicated by the shadow on the path and Peel is the urchin slowly opening the five-barred gate of monoply," tc- let the forage pass. In another cut, Cobden is going right ahead, at a hard trot, on the good hackney ".Free Trade"; and John Russel, touching his cap, is the little vagabond street- lounger that runs after the gentlemen, haud possibtts equis, crying, May I hold your horse, Sir 1" -11 kind of "fixed duty" which the Manchester man betrays no sort of disposition to intrust to the suspicious-looking little fellow.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. Am. ,\¡ORG.N' HOUNDS WILL MEET On Monday Dec. 15th, at.. Marshtield. Weduesday. Dec. 17th, at.. Bassalleg Garth Saturday Dec. 19th, at.. Llanvihangel Bridge EACH DAY AT 1H O'CLOCK.
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R E SIGNATTON OF THE MINISTRY.
R E SIGNATTON OF THE MINISTRY. [From the Morning Herald of Thursday.] Sir Robert Peel's Government is at an end. All the Members of the Cabinet yesterday tendered their resignation, which Her Majesty was pleased to accept. It will be easily believed that we regret this deter- mination of lier Majesty's advisers but we should much more regret their unanimous determination to sacrifice the industry of the country, by stripping it of all protection. The important fact nu.v announced proves how completely wrong the Fi <1f' -v s when it stated that the Government hnl lee: !o 1 up,n propostny to Parliament, as a Cab net ouasjre, the repeal of the corn laws. [From the Standa-d of Thllrs ) ty Evening.] We can confirm the statement of the Morning Herald, that all the Cabinet Ministers have tendered their resignations, and that Her Majesty has accepted them, an 1, therefore, the present Ministers only hold office until their successors are appointed. It is said that Lord John Russell has been sent for by the Queen. At present nothing can with certainty be known as to who may form the new Adminis- tration. We do not, however, pledge ourselves for the truth of this rumour. It is said at the West-end that Lord John Russell passed through London privately last night, and is now at Osborne House. It is also said that the leading Whigs talk of an immediate dissolution of Parliament.
LOCAL XNTBLUaBNOB. THE L-TR DEAN OF LUND\FF.—It will be seen by a reference to our advertisements, that the Library of this lamented gentleman is to be disposed of by auction. The announcement must, we feel convinced, be hailed with pleasure by the clergy of the diocese-not so much for the opportunity afforded them of making valuable additions to their book-shelves, as that they will thus be enabled to provide themselves with a fitting memento of one who stood so high in their esteem and affection The catalogue, which will immediately appear, proves the Library to be rich in curious, as well as in useful and edifying works, reflecting, in fact, the richly-stored mind of their lamented owner. CARDIFF SCHOOLS. We perceive by an advertisement in another column that the annual meeting of the sub- scribers to these most admirably conducted schools for the education of the poor is to take place on Mondai uext, in the committee-room, at one o'clock, p.m., upon which occasion the Lord James Stuait, M.P., will take the chair. We sinceiely hope that we shall have the liatillfaction of seeing a numerous attendance. SUBSCRIPTIONS OF CLKKOY TO THE RKSTORATION OF LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL.—We hear that the name of the late Key. Dr. Casberd, Prebendary of Llaudatf, was in- advertently omitted in the printed list of subscribers sent to us, and that that estimable clergyman had put down his name for £50. CARDIFF SAVINGS' BANK, DKC. 6TH.—Amount re- ceived, £ 255 7s. id.; paid, E2i6 8s. 4d. IS umber oi depositors, o'l. HOUSE ROBBERY.—On Sunday evening last the house named lilackweir, situated at a short distance from this town, oil the Norih road, and being the residence of Mr. J. Butler, butcher, was entered by way of the dairy window. The robbers proceeded from room to room, evidently in search of money, the proceeds of Saturday's market which they probably supposed were lodged in the house! but their expectations were not realized. They then went to the cheese store and took five cheeses with the, and from another room they took three shirts out of a box, containing twelve-with which booty they decamped, and have not slace Hn board Qf, EASTERN DISTRICT ROADS 'JOARD.— A report of the proceedings at a meeting of the members of t'lis botrd, hold at the CnrdifF Arms Inn, on Saturday last, will be found in our fourth page, and to which we be^ to cuK public ntie ition. M.VNCIIKSTBR AND MILFORD H.VVEV RAILWAY.— This is one of the projects which have bee 1 po t- poued to another session. It appears t1J.lt the pro- visional directors "irne b.>en so sincerely anxious to carry oat, wi!h nil duo diligence, aa n.i'.e:- taking in which :hey had evety confidence, th: 1!, al- though circnms aile's occurred to impede the progress of the plans, &e., they persevered, at their own risk and expense, in the en leavour to complete the preparations 'or the approaching session of Parliament." After press- ing forward their preparations until the middle of N'ov., the directors, upon the strong representations of the engi- neers, decide i th it the necessary pa'di.rnentary deposits could not be made in time, or the pli-n, ma ie with creditable accuracy and before a shar" wis allotted, the decided not to proceed further until after the present session. They have iriven notice to each applicant for shares of the position of alFiirs, and stated that it was decided not to proceed this session. In order, h-iwever, that the bon-t fide applicants for shares may nit be kept in susp ense for a whole year as to whether they can o'j'ain shares or not, the directors have, by an a!lo;me.it, and call of 2s. fid. per share, formed the company, :111,1 held together the supporters of the undertaking without lock- ing: lip any large amount of capital. GREAT WELSH 'IENTRAI. RAILWAY. — BY an n-Iver- tisement in the London pipers, signc 1 11 f-r. Herbert Down- man, secretary," and dated Dec. 0, IHt.), we perceive, that in consequence of the expressed wishes of a number of the shareholders, the Committee of Management have determined to DISSOLVE this COMPANY. All liabilities are • rlered, therefore, to be immediately discharged, and the shareholders, it is said, will receive their respective por- tions of the balance, on application at the offices upon days which will be forthwith appointed for that purpose. VICE CUVNCELLOU'S COURT.-FltIDA Y, DEC. 6.—FRANCIS VERSUS GROVER. This case, which was partly heard during the last term, came 011 for further argument. The questions have already been noticed in the Guardian, and arise upon the will of John Key, late (,f Ely, dated in 1805, Upon the death of the testator in 1810, it was. discovered that a bequest of an annuity of £20. in Mvour of his serr^nt, Mar- garet Evans, during her life, had been erased in pencil. The executors had, notwithstanding the erasure, continued the pay- ment of the annuity until 1827. The will had been duly at- mitted to prat-¡a.te.. C pOll the question of revocation the Court had sent the case to Ltw. The trial took pltee at Bristol, when the jury negatived the iaten'.io i oi' revjkin^ the gif- of the annuity. A motion WJS made for a new trial, upon tae ground that the learned judy iad directed the jury to presume in favour of the validity of the bequest until the intention to revoke was established by the parties imp vie aiu^ the bequest. A motion was made for a Ill' trill up-ja toe ground of mis- direction. The Court li Lv; heard this motion discussed allowed the question of law as to the revocation to stand over until he hearing, which now to,¡)1;; place, Mr. Komilly anl r. VAm ;lev a.jpeari'l for t-H? '-leK'itdA'.it Mi" Wa.lk.er and Mr. Ileadlavn for the plaintiiT. His IIo uur said the ease raised three questions —tint, whetier the cliu-e ^iviajj tne annuity -.vis or iii,t c inconod or r/vjA-' l hy nv.M'is of tie [v.u.vl erasure? secondly, suppo'i:^ it nnt t) have been reeked. whether the annuity was or was not barred altogether by lapse of time 1 and, thirdly supposing the clause not revoked, and the annuity not altogether barred, for how many years the arrears could be recovered UpM the first point it was proper to observe, that the learned jurl"e at the trial did not direct the jury that the pencil erasure was to be taken, standing alone, as a revocation, but merely that the act of erasure was equivocal, and that they must decide up in such collateral facts as they had before them, and unon the nature of the alteration, as being made with p >ncil, ;uid not with any material of a more durable nature, su-'n as ink. what e.I'eot was to be given to it. He had also observed, very properly, th kt the estator had taken pains to have his will very formally drawn, and he had pointed their attention to other parts of his conduct, In the authorities which had been cited from the ecetesiasticat court, it appeared, the judges had said that a pencil alteration of a testamentary paper was to be viewed in one of two ways, either as final or as deliberative. They were unanimous in thinking that, from the nature of the act, prima facie it was to be viewed as deliberate only, and not as final. Every circumstance appearing upon the face of the instrument, as well as every extrinsic fact, was to be taken into consideration in deciding the question of revocation or nonrevocation. Without expressing his own opinion, inde- pendently of the authorities, it was impossible not to feet tie force of this mode of viewing the question. No man who with a durable material, such as ink, erased a clause in his will, could prima facie be supposed to do so without all intention that the alteration should remain; the material could not easily be re- moved, but alterations in pencil (as the learned jud,p observed at the trial) were frequently made by persons who reserved to themselves the power of revocation, if they thought fit. Tne act was usually merely deliberative. He could not say that the learned judse wn not correct i t the manner in which he hid submitted the ease t the jury. Voere would not be any justice In disturbing the o.clusiou to which the jury h-wl arrived in favour of the bequest. As to LIe case ot Meuce v..deni.e (i 8 Ves. 350), he could not understand Sir W. Grant as meaning to lav down any abstract rule upon the subject of cancellation by erasure. There a residuary clause had been drawn through in pencil so far as related to the disposition of the testator's pr >perty. The testator had allowed to remain the words, as to all my ready money, money in the public funds, goods and chattels, personal estate and effects," but had struck through the words of disposition, having written in the margin certain words calling attention to the clause, giving as a reason that he intended to make a different disposition of his property by some subsequent act. Sir William Grant having the erasure before him, and having the note in the margin also before him, came to the conclusion that the testator did intend to revoke so far as the disposing part of his will went; that he meant to make a different disposition as to part of his property that he in- tfarf^uly4'sfe4fe#Jrfcffip were to be viewed as assisting in a determination of the ques- tion. Upon the second question—namely, whether the a muity was barred altogether, he had substantially disposed of it when he directed the issue The annuity had been pail within twenty years, and was made a charge upon land. There was, therefore, no ground for holding that it was barred. Upon the only remaining question--namely, as to thenumber of y^-ars for which the arrears might be recovered, whether for six vears only, or for a longer period, he entertained some doubt. The question turned upon the ;¿;)lh and 42d sections of the recent Statute of Limitations. He would give this point further con- sideration before finally deciding it MONDAY,—His Honour again mentioned this ease, and said that he could not give more than six years' arrears of the annuity. CARDIFF MARKET, DEC. 6.—Beef, 6d. to 7d. per lb. average, 44s. to 46s. per quarter; Mutton, 7d.; veal, 7d! to7|d.; pork, 6|d. to 7d.; geese, 7d.— per lb. ducks! 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. per couple fowls, 3s. to 3i. Gd. do. • butter (fresh), Is. 2d.; salt do., Is. Id. pertb. eggs, IS. per dozen; potatoes, 10s. to 15s. per sack. 0' EXTRAORDINARY AFFAIR.—On Thursday week the master of a vessel, sailing under Belgian colours, applied to the mayor of this town, in open court, for assistance under the following circumstances He said his crew consisted principally of Englishmen, and that they, taking advantage of his position --the vessel being in Penarth roads—had left him and refused to return to their duty on board. Consequently his position was a most perplexing one, as he had no means of navigating his vessel to Antwerp, the port f r which she was destined, but had by the late gales been so far driven out of her course as Penarth roads. The mayor told him that as his vessel was under a foreign flag, lie (the mayor) could afford him no assistance in the matter. The applicant thereupon bowed and left the court. In the course of a quarter of an hour af;<;> wards six wild looking men en- tered the room, bearing with them samples of various kind? of provisions, and asked the mayor to grant them a hearing, which request having been granted they said They lately formed nearly the whole of the crew of a vessel bound for Antwerp and which vessel now lay in Penarth roads, being detained by strong westerly winds. Fliey had unanimously determined to leave her in conse- quence of the want of proper provisions, samples of which, they said, they had witli them. They wished to know whether the mayor could assist them in procuring heir wages. His worship told them as he had before told the master—that he could not interfere. This and other circumstances induced parties to pay some attention to t ie vessel to which these seamen belonged. She ap- pealed to be a barque under Belgian colours, and had lor upwards of a fortnight been at anchor in our outer roads, to which anchorage she had been driven by th late tempestuous weather. The crew being dissatisfied with their condition, for the reasons above stated, threw out some significant hints of tho vessel (originally a British one) having been fraudulently transferred to a Belgian subject. Our townsman, Mr. Thomas H. Riches, hearing these remarks and being struck with some strange peculiarities connected with the master and crew, con- ceived a strong impression that some fraud had been committed, and therefore mentioned his suspicions to hia partner, Mr. H. Shroder, who immediately concurred in his opinion that "all was not right," and it was deter- mined to send to Mr. C. H. Stonehouse, of Newoort in whose experience and judgment in matters of this sort they place implicit confidence, andto mention the circumstance to him. At midnight on Friday, during a heavy storm of rain and wind, Mr. Riches started for Newport, and at four o'clock Saturday morning he was with Mr. Stonehouse iu Penarth-house prosecuting inquiries in order to be enabled thereby to determine what course of action they should pursue. From various sources they succeeded quietly in obtaining such an amount of information as to convince them that the owners of the vessel had been most scandalously used and they therefore determined to send at once to the parties concerned, residing in London, and who, it seems bad also received other information from Sierra Leone respecting this vessel. Upon the receipt of Mr. Riches's letter, a gentleman was despatched from London for Cardiff, with an Admiralty writ, and who was instructed to act in concert with Mr. Riches and his partner, and to get possession of the vessel in the best way they could. On Monday morning last, at about one o'clock, a strong party, including the above named individuals, proceeded in the steam tug to I enarth roads-took possession of the vessel just as she was about to sail, the sails having been hoisted for that purpose,—and brought her into our port. It was perceived that she was now named the Penelope, but her proper name is the Reatrice. It is said that she was fraudulently disabled at Sierra Leone, by boring a small hole in the side, and then sold for the paltry sum of LilO, being at the time insured at Lloyd's for £ 3000, and actually worth about £ 5000! She was laden with palm oil and bound for Antwerp, when by contiary winds she was driven up channel, and by the tact and quickness of Mr. Riches seized. Weare in- formed that by the clearest evidence her ownere will be enabled to establish their claims to her, and that as a natural consequence she will be restored to them. In that case we cannot doubt but that they will eagerly em- brace the opportunity of presenting Mr. Riches with some substantial proof of their high estimation of the importance of his services. A person who has seen the vessel states that the original name of Beatrice may be faintly traced on her stern; and that other marks are to be found upon the deck which plainly prove that she was originally a Brithb (hip. T'JE BUTK DOCKS.—Our magnificent dock is, we are happy to say, crowded with shipping. Tiie old canal is also nearly as well provided in that respect—from which circu'si-.tnnce we infer that trade is brisk. Penarth Roads coot ;1 m irn1J1 'use number of winrl.b:JIl11cl vessels. A S:vv\r.\N StjFFocATio. — T;i our list rm n'-v we that a seaman had been suffocate.! i-i the for* of his vessel by inhaling the poisonous iras evolved by coal ("J:nbl1stil)i\. e now place before our readers the evi le ice tak'l1 at the inquest held on v'r>w of his reni'oso fin- M. L. Reece, e;,o ,"r, ou Friday la<t, at th.- Spa Lock Hotel. The de--ea-ied w,i« nrn-i \i— was IS years ot age—and was s-v.mati 0:1 botrd th" Frrry- mput, of Stockton, John Flinton, master, w'10 sai 1 -the deceased went to bed on Wed egtliy ni rht with a tire in the fore«as'le. There is no Hre-place; the fire wis out in an old iron kettle, and place in the fore-caoi:a LJr the •purpose of warming It it was a coal fire it reina'ti^d lighted until about seven o'clock the same evening.— Wm. Sinclair ilenrv said. I a:n sea n'.u on boar 1 the vessel. went to sleep about ha'f-u 1st ten o't-.l -k 01 Wednesday night last in the forecastle. I saw <1 MS.I h > was in bed he rose and gave me a li i'it. Th pan with the fire was under my bed to w-*nn it. Th" ii 'e was out, and I considered the ii• was out by 7 o'lork in the evening. I awoke iu th' night, and was ve. v sick. I went to b <1 q -.ite «ob<M\ T was unable to j.-r oni of my hammock from weakness I aw >ke several times and was sick, and w ;s so bad I was unable to wet up iii the d-ck. I was almost senseless, an 1 fell out of my ham- mock.— Francis T.ulor, the mate, was next eso-nin-'d, who said, r called the men in the 1110-niiu- of i-ii 1 s :1 v last about seven o'clock. I had no answer..t .i s*. I removed the fore-hatch and went down. I sftw the last witness on the floor he was helpless, and could hardly speak. I caught hold of deceased's hand it was stiff, — and froth was coming fro;n his mouth. Dcceasfd was then quite dead. A surgeon was sent for. He said deceased had been dead some time. Verdict—"Accidental death." PEDESTRIANis;.c.—Since our last publication ap- peared, we have had several smart foot-races in this immediate neighbourhood. The first in order is that between two men named David Evans and Samuel Evans, which took place on Monday—distance one mile -stake 20 shillings. Won by David Evans. Shortly after a second race came off between two men who have ac- quired some degree of provincial celebrity as pedestrians — namely, PJlltrl/ljrl'!fen and M'teidtj. The dis've • was two miles, and the stake £ 10 a ie. Pou^rhydyfeti won easily, as his opponent gave up Mie contest at iue end of the first mile. fit the evening of the same day a minor alfair came off between the Sla.fordih:re Pet ano the Cardiff Deer. Distance a few hundred yards. Towards the middle of tiie race the Pet gave up the <• >ntesf, exclaiming "It is no use for I to try and catch h A match has since been formed, we understand, belween Rees Meredith, of Aberdare, and the servant at the Three Cranes in this town. who has hitherio proved a winner iu every contest in which he has been engaged, to run 200 yards for £ 2.» a side— Meredith to receive ten yards at starting. We have not heard when the race is to take place. THE THEATRE.—We understand that Mr. Aitau i's benefit tak's place this [Friday] evening; and Mr. W. H. Angel's on Monday evening. During the last season those talented performers had the entire management of the theatre—in fact, were the lessees and although of the ruder sex," conducte.) their affiir.s so almirably as to give the greatest satisfaction to the public, which circumstance, we hope, will be remembered this eveoi.ig and on Monday. We COULD draw a contrast between cer- tain systems of theatrieal lesseeship but -we forbear. SmrwRKCK. -The Manfred, of Whitby, Garbutt, mas- ter, with 470 tons of coal on board, left our roads on Wed- nesday morning, where she had been detained for three weeks by contrary winds, in company with a schooner, name unknown and at seven o'clock Thursday morning during a terrific gale, she was driven ashore on Breaksea Point in the Channel. We are happy to state that the crew were providentially saved. LLANDAFF NATIONAL SCHOOLS.—ON Wednesday la3t the children of these well-conducted schools received their annual presents, which are thus provided for them. They have amongst themselves a penny club," into which each child deposits one penny weekly, which sum, at the end of the year, amounts to 4s. 4d. Their parents are then asked by the committee in what manner they wish this amount to be disposed of, and generally reply that they wish some article of clothing to be procured. The ladies of the committee then proceed to Cardiff with their lis' —purchase the article specified, which, in most in- st uiccs, costs a shilling or two more than the 4s. 4d., but which extra sum they generously give, and then present the articles to ih- parents of the children, who, ou •Ved- nesday, seenic l most grateful. We regret to have to observe, that one of the most active and benevolent pro- moters of these schools—Mrs. Homfrav, of Llandaff House—was prevented by indisposition from taking part in Wednesday's proceedings. This kind lady, we under- stand, has, for several years, made it a point to make a weekly examination into the proficiency of the pupils. MELANCHOLY ACCIDEST. -A young woman named Mary Thomas, daughter of one Margaret Thomas, an inhabitant of Llandaff, met with her death on Thursday morning under the following- circumstances:—She had proceeded to the Geliy, a farm-house near the Llandaff station of the Taff Vale Railway, with the view of as- sisting in some of the household work. aid when in the act of drawing water from a well by means of what is termed a wynch" she looked down, and by some extra- mdi^w^Bfl.most unaccountable accident fell headlong » uosnrin; water agitated ia a most unusual manner, ran anil in- formed the inmates of the house of the circuuufnnee. Several rus led out, and on looking into the wed (which is rather deep) plainly saw the poor girl still alive- struggling in the water, with her feet, uppermost. They lustantly adopted every means in their power with the view of extricating her, but in the mean time she had perished, for whell they succeeded in bringing her to the surlace, she was a lifeless corpse'. She was only 17 yeara of age when thus untimely cut off in this strange manner. --ON- TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Special General Meetings of the Proprietors in this undertaking were held on Wednesday, at the White Lion, Broad-street, Bristol, for the purpose of empowering the Directors to raise the additional capital authorised by the Company's Act, 7 and 8 Vict. and "converting or consolidating into stock the capital authorised by the Company's Act, 7 and 8 Vict., upon such terms as shall be determined at such meeting." Walter Coffin, Esq., took the chair and said, the Pro- puetors were no doubt aware that their Act of Parlia- ment authorised them to raise £ 120,000; £ 60,000 had been already raised, and the object of the present meet- SOOO'ANDTL TV "^I!'3 P<WER L° NIIS" i Kr (MCt0r! ha'1 franied resolutions which ,I, TV ? ,J t0 /,he ut)riel°rs, and ou which they (the Directors) would take their pleasure. In answer to a question from Mr. Hill, of Bath, what the money was wanted for, The Chairman replied that it would be required for the locomoti ves and the completion of the line they had in hand. The resolution to raise the amount was then put and carried. r The Secretary then read the other resolutions, which. were to the following effect: That the sbares amount- ing to £ 60,000 authorised to b raised this day, be con- verted into capital stock That such stock bear interest not exceeding 4^ per cent. per annum, to be paid hilt- yearly "That it be not redeemable or the interest reduced until the expiration of ten years; that at the expiration of that period, the Company ni.iv reue-m it if it think proper, but that the rate of interest he not re- duced without giving- to such owners of stock tYe optio-a of being paid off at par;" That the interest an such stock be pay a le in preference to any dividends o,i the shares, under the 6th William, and the 4th Vie • That beyond the payment of interest, the owners shall derive no profit from the undertaking the suo,cnbers of such stock shall pay 2a per cent, on the 1st v,f .March. 1846 and 25 per cent, on the 1st of June, September, aud December, and that interest be allowed on su naiti in anticipation, at the rate at which such stock »na I be issued. issued. On the motion of Mr. Hollisler, and after s.,ne dis- cussion, it was agreed to substitute the words not ex- ceeding 5 per cent." for the 4l as originally proposed, and the resolutions being thus altered were carried, and a vote of thanks being passed to the chair, the meetiuic separated. CARDIFF POLICE.—MONDAY. [Before R. R?ece, F.S:A., and Rev. J. Evaj».| A great many applications were made to the «w<M»n»te« for summonses, &c.; but no case requiring public notice was brought forward. THURSDAY.-tBefore the Mayor and >V4 Xicholi, E.w-1 STEALING.COAL. ~John & William Phidips (brothers'), were brought up ,n custody charged with having stolen a quant,ty ot coal from a barge, numbered 234 but as one appeared to prosecute, they were discharged. STEALINO A WATCH. -Margaret .Ton, ,u unfortuutfv Lured eve RPthe:1rI cIad' ™ with a disct- jvalth on Monday nighl, whih'l h. 1,"comply her. Prosecutor stated that he went on 1 18 s'ayed there some time t'-at^h*' RAW ZnA tl5, knen* her «he wa, Sitting bv i,T» and asked lnm to let her see his watch. He told hrr ii-T would not, and she then asked him to give it to iier tie- told her he would not, and she then took huld of the I told her he would not, and she then to.fk h i r M and took it off his neck. He w", sen, f, U on Tuesday, about the watch tnd in ,L°, I u give 5s. he should have it V, 'f had been handed from ou* J,, Pfared ut '[!e ™tchi left as security for beer at A M" I° ANOTILEL'~HAI1 in the possession of a P,lb"house, and was then. Under the circo- t Per8o»who was willing to return it., mined tl,e charge" J?'' magi,(rate, di, 'TiT ,h« "S Dauchton7'omas was charged by Mr. Geo„ house with .llord of tl,e shlP Dolphin public- nisrht' If v,n8 a«au!ted him in his house ou Monday; riif"er«" aPPea|-ed that defendant is one of the oldi ferre t k Church bells-that on the evening re- abuop !u C e,ltered AIr- Daughtou's house, and began to- unon th.e.1rc8fllt r'Dgers—that Mr. Duughtou interfere. Pon winch defendant sprang up, struck him, broke a. glass, and conducted himself so outrageoush that he wa# put out by force. However, this dav Mr. Duughtou. very good naturedly did not press the rhar/e. add conse- quently the defendant was dismissed, with a reprimand ind aq order to pay tbg cost*,