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THE HVitDIFF A\l) JIUTilYil GUARDIAN. FREDAS, JANUARY 2, 1846. Lord and Lady James Stuart, Miss Stuart, Mr. Her- bert Stuart, and Mr. F. Tighe, left Cardiff Ca3tle on Monday morning last for Singleton Abbey, to spend the Christmas week at Mr. Vivian's. His Lordship and amily are expected to return to the Castle to-morrow (Saturday.) The Earl of Dunraven and family have been placed in mourning by the demise of his lordship's sister, Lady Harriet Payne Gallwey, relict of the late Sir William Payne Gallwey, Bart. RESTORATION OF LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL. A trifling jrror will be found in the subscriptions of the Clergy for the above purpose. We understand, from the Rev, K. rurbertille Williams, of Caldicot, that his subscription was jEE., instead of JE10, which appears opposite the aame of the Ilev. E. J. Williams, (the last name but five in the printed list.) The Rev. Gentleman, in noticing this error, announces the subscription of his father [ Major-General Sir E. K. Williams, K.C.B.) for £ 10, which will appear when the subscriptions of the laity are advertised. From a statement of the import duties paid at this port during the past year, we find that the article of tea ilone contributed £ 2217 7s. 8d., of which sum Mr. William Bird paid £1284 14s. 7d., and the remainder by Mr. J. F. Burrows, Mr. Roger Davies, and others. CARDIFF SAVINGS' BANK.—December 27th, 1845.— Amount received, JE187 16s. Od.; paid, £91 IGs. 9d. Number of depositors, 34. PUBLIC MEETINGS have been held in various parts of the kingdom with the view of considering of measures, rendered necessary by recent events, for the protection of British Agriculture and Native Industry. A correspon- dent (in a letter received just as we were going to press) asks us "what the Conservatives of Glamorgan intend doing 1" CARDIFF MARKET, 27th Dec.—Beef, 6|d. to 7d., per quarter 44s. to 46s.; mutton, Gjd. to7d.; pork, 7d. geese, 8d.; turkeys, 5s. to 9s. each fowls, 3s. to 3s. 9d. per couple; butter, fresh, Is. 2d. do. salt, Is. Id.; eggs, is. td. per doz. potatoes, 12s. to 14s. per sack. The quantity in the market to-day of every article was ex- ceedingly small. MELANCHOLY OCCURRENCE.—On Christmas-day, about 11, A.M., a very distressing and appalling catastrophe befel Mr. Thomas Edwards, Penrhiw'rfelin, Gelligaer, in this county. Mr. Edwards was well known in the adja- cent counties as being an under-agent to Lord Dynevor and Mr. Richards, in the county of Glamorgan. He was a man of sound integrity and capability to fill the offices which he held, and he was also remarkable for his sobii- ety. On the day above alluded to h.: went to witness some repairs which were being effected, by a millwright of the name of Israel, at a mill belonging to the farm which he held under the above named gentlemen. In the absence of the former, he went to the water-wheel outside, and gave a turn with his hand, whilst he was not in a position to escape himself. It is suspected that a quantity of loose water was in the valves, or spoons, at the time, (though the mill was at a stand), which caused the wheel to revolve rapirllY-lo draw him between the wheel and the side, and crush him in such a manner as to cause his instantaneous death. The deceased was the elder brother of the late Mr. John Edwards, Minister of the Baptist denomination, Carmarthen. He has left a widow and five children to deplore his loss. An inquest was held on the body on Friday, before W. Davies, Esq., when a verdict of Accidental Death" was returuedi MILITARY MOVEMENTS.—The troop of Enniskil'eii Dragoons lately stationed in this town, kn last Saturday for Newport, where it is to be stationed. On Moo lay, a company of the 37th Regiment of Foot arrived here from Newport en route for Carmarthen. Correspondents at Swansea, Neath, Briton Fcuy, Port Talbot, Porth Cawl, and Newport, inform us that owing to the unfavourable shte of the weather many vessels are obliged to remain in those several ports, wind-bonnd. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIHM.VIY. -On Sunday monn.ig Llsr, a SCI':J1'.)t} was preached in St. John's ('-inrch, Cardiff, by the llev. W. L-r^h Morgan, in b -ndf of this truly excellent and charitable institution. The Reverend Gentle.n ill took his text from the 10th chapter of St. Luke's Gospei. verses 3'J- U ilis sermon was a in >st appropriate one, aud was listened to with .narked attention. We regret to observe that the congregation was not numerous, which eiren nstance may have been the result of the unfavourable state of the weath(>r, or more probably the. want of suJioiSnt p•/ however, the collection which was made after Mr. M >r- gan's powerful appeal had been heard, realize £ t3 ;¡i., which sum will be placed to the credit of the Infirmary. In our advertising columns, the annual meeting of the subsciibers to this institution is announced for Tuurs lay next, the 8th instant. CoaoxKit's INQUEST. — An inquest was held at the Bute Dock Hotel, on Tuesday last, the 30th December, on view of ihe bony of Charles Atkins, aged IS, who lately belonged to the barque Pegasus, of Cromer, which vessel is now iu the Bute Docks. The body was found in the outer basin on Monday last. Tbe following evi- dence was adduced at the enquiry :—William Jarvis, master of the Pcg.sis, said: Tm; deceased was a boy onboardmyvesset. I shipped him at. Gloucester about seven months ago, lie 11l:1de olle voyage with me to America. We came into this port on Friday evening last. Deceased went on shore, the same evening, for coal after which he took a bucket, and went out to fetch water, about eight o'clock the same evening, to make tea, lie did not return, and [ did not see him again until he was picked up, drowned, in the basin. I expressed surprise at deceased not returning, but one of the lads on board said it was likely deceased had gone up to the town." — Thomas \Vi l lisoti, labourer, residing at the Bute Dock Office, said: ''The basin was let out on Monday, between 10 and 12 o'clock in tbe morning. I saw the bucket in the bottom, and then saw the de- ceased he bad got the cord of the bucket round both his arms. On layi ig hold of the bucket deceased ca ne up, and we brought him ashore, and took him tl) the place where the body now lies. Verdict—" Found Drowned." ANOTHER INQURST.—On Wednesday evening last, De- cember 31st, an inquest was hetdat the Old Griffin Inn, Saint Mary-street, before R. Lewis Reece, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Mr. Richard B arrell, master of the smack Albion, of Bideford, and who it seems was 611 years of age. This inquiry excited considerable interest in the town, as the deceased was missed from his vessel upwards of six weeks ago and although the greatest exertions had been made, aided by the experience and ingenuity of Superintendent Stockdale, no clue was dis- covered which could possib'y account for his sudden and most mysterious disappearance. The following is a full report of the evidence adduced:—Mr- Richard Simmons examined: I live at the Sea Lock, and keep the Ship public-house. I have seen the body found this day in the Bute Docks, and have recognised it as being that of Mr. Richard Farrell, although I had not seen him for 7 or 8 years previously. I heard that he was missing seven weeks ago or more. He was missed on a Monday even- ing; and on the following Wednesday his mate came to me and said that he was not to be heard of, and asked me what was best to be done. I advised him instantly to get grapples and to search the Bute Docks for him. It was done, and continued at for three days, but he was not found. The deceased has a wife and four children at Appledore, within three miles of Bidefoul. Frederick Lewis examined: I am the son of William Lewis, of Millicent-street. He is a ballast man. I was in a barge this morning to which I belong, and which was on the north side of the Bute Docks. I was coming out ol the cabin after eating my breakfast, and I saw the body rise up out of the water, with mud over the head. I called to some vessels that were close by and a collier and 1 got a rope over the body, and hauled it ashore. I did not know whose body it was, but I had heard that a captain of a vessel was missing.—-Superintendent Stockdale said —The sum of seven shillings and a good silver watch were found in the pockets of the deceased, together with some other things of no great consequence. The watch had stopped at half-past eleven. After he had been missed some days, two masters of vessels came to me, and told me that on the night he was missed from his vessel, they had parted with him at the top of the bridge at the end" of Bute-street, at about eleven o'clock at night. He was then perfectly sober; or, at all Hents, they did not consider that he was at all tipsy. His course for his vessel was to pass on the east side of the dock and they went straight along the road. He. was never seen after- wards alive. Within 50 yards of that spot his body was found this morning. — Having heard the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of Found Drowned in the Bute Docks." Just as this inquiry terminated, Mr. Reece, the coro- ner, said-" I have no doubt in my own mind, that in several instances where 1 have held inquests, masters of vessels met with foul play. Circumstances of such great suspicion came to lightas to induce me to believe, or fancy that masters of ycssels upon whose bodies I have held' inquests had been followed by women of bad characte L accompanied by their bullies—had been robbed, and afterwards thrown into the canal, where they perished Iu many inquests which I have held, the juries have re- turned verdicts of Found Drowned," when, in point of fact, the parties had been absolutely murdered, but there was no evidence to prove it. I refer principally to the Old Canal. Women of loose character frequent the banks of the New Docks as well as the Old Canal during night lime meet and accost masters of vessels, whom they tiy to inveigle, and when unprepare 1, expecting 110 attack, the poor fellows are suddenly seized by the women, while their bullies, always near at hand, jump on—strike them down, and then rob them. If they appear to recognise their assailants, they arc, no doubt, thrown into tile Callal for their pains. I do not doubt at all that eases such as I have just described are of frequent occurrence. In tbe case which we have just been investigating there is this satisfaction, that the evidence clearly proves that the death of the deceased was purely accidental. If there were lights near the Canals, persons who make a point of waiting for masters of vessels at night would be afraid to do so they would fear detection."—Super- intendent Stockdale: "Yes, sir, if a light were placed on that bridge at the end of Bute-street, which I have often asked for, it would prove of great service."—Mr. Reece: Yesterday evening, at the inquest on that young man, I had occasion to suggest the same thing. I also suggested that all round the Bute Docks chains should be hung along the whole length of the coping—from one end to the other. It might be the means of saving a great many- lives. If a good swimmer were to fall into the dock, there is no chance, after night, of saving his life. The coping is several feet above the water, and affords nothing which can be grasped firmly- A man's hands, benumbed after immersion in the water, have no chance of taking a firm hold of the coping; whereas, if a chain were hung there he could grasp it, and probably save his life. STOCKTON AS IT WAS, AND AS IT IS.— In 1789, Stockton imported coals for the consumption of the town — the duty on the consumption of the coals brought coastwise 5s. 6d. per chaldron, having amounted in that year to £117 8s. 11tl, Last year (1814), the port of Stockton exported coal-, coastwise and foreign, to the extent of 1,621,'121 tons. Whitehaven and Berwick are now coal exporting places; yet in 1738, the former paid duty £H 9s., and the latter £91 17s. 10d. on coals im- ported for home consumption. — Carlisle Journal. -[ We have an exemplification at home of the great probability of the above statement. There are persons still living at Cardiff who remember the coal for the consumption of this town brought in panlliers and t'lfku j'rom Caerphilly mountain; and, what will now appear more surprising, the inhabi- tants of the village of Aberdare (walking over inexhaust- ible coal-mines) were supplied, within the last 45 years, with coal brought oyer all but impassable mountain roads, from Ystradyvodwg —two cwt. being as much as a strong horse could carry 1 Let the reader look at one train ot coal-trams steaming at 1-5 mites an hour from these regions, and then contemplate a whole day consumed by a inan and two horses in bringing home the fifth part of a single ton I] THE CALLING OUT OF THE MILITIA.—The letters lately published of the Secretary of State for the Home Department aud of the Secretary of War leave no doubt of the intention of the government as to the enrolment of the militia for immediate service. It must be under- stood that the militia will not on this occasion be raised, as incorrectly repoited a short time since, by beat of drum, but according to the old system of ballot-a pro- cess which no one above the age of 21 need flatter, himself that he can avoid therefore the sooner that the establishment of militia clubs for providing substitutes is begun the better. It appears that of the number first enrolled in a single district (say Glamorgan) one third wilt be called on for duty for three years, when they will be discharged (each man having the option of volunteering into the line), and will not again be required for at least six years. It is understood by those connected with the militia that government have not determined upon en- rolling that body from any fear of war, but with the view of affording the Canadas, New' Zealand, and other por- tions of tnecolonies additional military force. The attendance of those enrolled will consequently be conti- nually required at the barracks for the above-mentioned period. The barracks, of course, in which the army on home service are now stationed, will be occupied by the militia troops. With reference to a report that the Irisn militia will be sent to England, and the English to Ireland, attention may be solicited to the letters issued from the Home and War Offices, in which the words militia ot Great Britain" are mentioned, and not Great Britain and Ireland but, as regards Ireland, any orders on the sub- ject must be issued by the Lord Lieutenant, who, it would appear, has not has yet adopted any such course, The vacant adjutaucies, alluded to in the letter of Sir June Graham, will be principally filled up by half-pay officers. There are altogether, including those of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, 129 regiments, exclusive of private bodies. As our militia will, no doubt, be embodied in the course of a few weeks, our readers may be anxious t > receive information astoitspresent state. We find, by an inspectIOn of the annual return made by the Clerk o: the Peace, that the effective force at present is-l Colonel, 1 Lieutenant-Colonel, 1 Major, 4 Captains, 4 first-Lieutenants, 5 second-Lieutenauts, 1 Quarter-Master, I surgeon, 1 sergeant-major, 5 sergeants. There are wanting to complete the establishment—2 Captains, 3 nrst-Lientenants, I Adjutant, and 1 Paymaster, GLAMORGANSHIRE ERIRIIANY QUARTER SESSIONS.— 'he following is a list of the prisoners in our County Gaol, i-ho await their ttial at these sessions :—Marv Jones, igod 32, single woman, charged upon the oath of Lydia Tones, of McrthyrTydvit, with having on the 13th Nov. ;'d\):¡iou,ly stol£'11 one [o'lf of bread, one earthen pot, and i quantity of butter, the property of Mr. Wm. Jones.— Dennis O'Brien, aged 17, labourer, charged with having stolen, on the loth Nov., five pounds of fa-, tbe property if Mr. John Gay, of Cardiff. -John Jones, aged 50, la- charged with having stolen a shovel, value Is., of t-ie property of Mrs. Richard Keley, of Llandaff.—John \b abain, aged labourer, charged with having s'olen one pair of tniffeen eur'aius, three carpets, and a key, of i-ie gjols and chattels of the mayor, aldermen, and bur- gesses of Cardiff. — William Davies, aged 30, labourer, charged with having feloniously stolen one dark brown irreat coat, of the goods and chattels of Mr. William Mason, of Dowlais. -Mary Trehame, aged 33, 'wit- of John Trehini"), charged with having, on Dec. i I, at .Urrthyr-Tydvil, feloniously stolen a flannel apron, of the property of Mr. James Davies.—William flees, ige-1 *20, boatman, charged with having stolen one ship's tender, at Cardiff, on Dec. IG, of the property of \lr. William Stapleton.—James Jones, aged 20, hawker, charged with having, on the "LOth Dec., stolen a pocket- hook and 17s. G.I., of the monies, goods, ami chattels of Mr. E. Powell, of Pentyrch.—John Davies, 31, haulier, charged with having, ou Dec. 18, stolen a stone jar, of the property of Air. Evan Evans of Aberdare.—Elizabeth Bsvan charged with having, on Dec. 12, stolen two shawls and three handkerchiefs, of the goods and chattels of Mr. Jeffrey E. Price, of Merthyr Tydvil. -Anne Green, aged 19, singlewoman, charged with having, on Dee. 25, feloniously stolen divers pieces of the current silver coin (0,,), of the monies and from the person of John Williams, of Merthyr Tydvil. S WANSEA MOUSF. OF CORRECTION. The following prisoners are in the house of correctou :— Jane Phillips, spinster, aged 18, charged by William Griffith, of Idangevelach, with stealing two half-crowns and eigiitpeuce also a handkerchief, of his property.—■ William Thomas, pawnbroker's assistant, ciiarge-l with stealing a gold watch seal, a pencil case, and a carpet bag, of the property of his employer, Mr. Mos33 Moses, of SW:l!1sca, pawnbroker.—Margaret Rees, aged 5U, widow, charged with stealing 2jibs. of copper, value K)" of the property of Rebecca Gibbon. THE COSTS OF PROSECUTIONS in this county at the Summer Assizes, and at the Trinity and Michaelinn Quarter Sessions amounted to £ S13 10- 3 1., viz.—■ At the Sum ner Assizes. £ 125 6s. 0,1. Trinity Sessions. 290 3 3 Michaelmas do 303 U 3 A moiety of these sums will be returned to the county by the Treasury, as well as the whole expense of the con- veyauce of criminals to dep6ts for convicts. We under- stand, however, that intimation has been given by the Treasury that in future, in respect to this latter allowance, in cases where prisoners are in charge of o!li:ers belong- ing to prisons, and who receive fixed salaries, that no expenses whatcver will be allowe 1 but such as have been actually and fairly incurred and paid,—it being a part of their (the officers') duty to accompany prisoners to the places appointed to receive them in this country. Tiie number of officers and assistants are also to be limited to what may be considered positively necessary for the safe custody of the prisoners. COUN-ry IIVTES.—The following are the amounts pay- able to the Treasurer at the next Quarter Sessions Oil Monday next, by the clerks to Unions, as Ordered at our last Sessions on October 13th, 1845 — Merthyr County Police Stipendiary Unions. Rate. Rate. Magistrate. £ s. d. £ s. d. £ s. d. Bridgend and } 2S5 16 Ti u2 18 u Cowtmdge ) 2 Cardiff 417 17 H 170 3 S Llanelly 6 19 9" 3 9 101 Merthyr Tydfil. 418 0 11 375 4 6 335 l6 5 Neath 258 6 0 113 10 fi Newport 7 2 4| 3 11 2^ Swansea 297 6 3 76 6 10 Totals 1691 8 01 885 4 31 335 16 5 The Police Rate being for the — £ s. d. Merthyr District 332 7 L 1 î Newbridge 151 17 91 Ogmore 221 9 0 Swansea 179 9 61, Total as above 885 4 3j CARDIFF POL I C E.— MONDAY. [Before R. Reece, F.S.A., Mayor, and Rev. J. Evans.1 A man, woman, and two little girls applied to the magistrates for relief. They were evidently in almost the last stage of distress—misery seemed to have "worn them to the bones"-yet they refused the only mode of relief open to persons in their unfortunate condition—they would not enter the union house, although, we under- stand, the relieving officer had offered them an asylum there on Saturday. They were strangers in this neigh- bourhood. Themtgistrates told them that as they refused to enter the union house—where the most com- fortable accommodation would be afforded them—no other means of relief was to be had. Henry Gibhy preferred a charge of assault against an "unfortunate" girl. He said defendant came to the Mil- ford Arms public-house in a state of intoxication—called for a pint of beer, which was placed in her jug, and then turned out of the taproom into a room where certain parties were sitting instead of leaving the house with her pint of beer. She created a disturbance there, and was con- sequently put out, "as the landlady of the house, Mrs. Howells, was very ill in bed." In going out she assaulted Gibby. He (Gibby) was merely Mrs. Howell's servant. Defendant said Henry Gibby had refused to give her the niucpence which she said was due to her as "change" out of the shilling. It wis alio vin to the ninepence.' The magistrates censured Gibby severely for ssrving a drunken woman with beer, and dismissed the case. Mr. Watkins. jun., attended the court& requested that his father's charge against Mr. Morgan Lisle, for having obstructed the public way in Wliitmore-lane, should be beard on Thurs l iv. Request granted. The charge against Mr. Catleugh and another person I for havitiif deposited a quantity of grave) upon one of the streets of the town was dismissed, as no one appeared to press the charge. Mr. Lewis charged Mrs. DiannaMeyrick. (widow,) and her son, with having fraudulently removed the fur- niture out of a house hel(1 by Mrs. Meyriok under him (Mr. Lewis) as tenants, with the intent to evade payment of rent. Case dismissed, as Mr. Lewis could not legally prove that Mrs. Meyrick was his tenant; that there was rent due from her to him or that the removal was a fi-au,iuleiit" one. t Thomas Rosser, pilot, was convicted in the mitigated penalty of £ -2 5s., including costs, for having violated the provisions of the regulations of the Bute docks, by enter- ing the cut with a vessel after the signal for entering had been hauled down. The mayor said that hitherto the lowest penalty (1:2) only had been imposed by the ma. gistrates for offences of thi, kind but it would be neces- sary, if pilots and others in command of ships would not take warning and conform to the harbour regulations, to inflict a much higher penalty. Lieutenant Dornford, dock master, preferred the charge against Rosser. Mr. Gooden, lessee of the market tolls, entered the room and complained that ,11, George Bond, butcher, had refused to pay him (Guoden) the sum of one shilling due to him. A summons was issued upon payment of the usual fee—three shillings. In the course of the morning Mr. Bond entered the room—" was much astonished to find that Mr. Gooden had taken out a summons"—-de- clared his refusal was merely a bit of a lark—and tendered the amount claimed (Is.) to Mr. Gooden; who having put it in his pocket said—"There are the costs 3s. )'011 know." This, of course, was fresh matter for astonish- ment: however, Mr. Bond, paid the costs, and so ended the affair. He then preferred a charge of assault against Henry Parry, who was shortly afterwards brought iufn the room and convicted, upon the clearest evidence, in the penalty of 5s. and costs; in default of payment to be imprisoned for seven days. The assault was a most nU- provoked one, by Mr. Bond's evidence, as Parry '•square<| before him and struck him right and left in an instant, having merely been desired to move on, or to be quiet- On being struck Mr. Bond got Parry down, and held hit11 thereuntil he promised to behave properly. ) Several summonses were issued. THURSDAY.—[Before the same Magistrates.] Evan Llewellyn and his grandson, William Lletcelli/,u were charged by Mr. \Vinstone, of this town, btiilde'; with having defrauded him by unlawfully disposing ot certain quantities of sandand stones, jyhieh he iiaJ el)1^ ployed them to haul, or convey, to bis premises, but <' which, he said, they had conveyed a portion to otbelt places, without his knowledge or sanction. The atteW tion of the bench was occupied for some time in hearin.i» Mr. Winstone and his witnesses; but it seemed to be case which the magistrates were not empowered to cj* quire into -it was rather matter which I could only be investigated by an action at law. However, as ^rj Winstone seem d very strongly to think otherwise, a11 as he said he could produce further evidence on ;\lond:'Y' the enquiry was adjourned. THE ROBBERY AT BLACK WEIR. William Rees, a vouag man of respectable appearan< was brought up in custody charged with having felo1'^ ously entered the dwelling-house of his uncle, Mr. Rees, of Black Weir, near this town, aud with ha*il>' stolen thcrein the sum of thirty pounds. c' As the case seemed to have excited considerable ilit f est iu the neighbourhood, we give the following re-pl,r' 0 the evidence taken at the examination I Mary Rees, wife of Rees Rees (the prosecutor) e. mined On Saturday morning last, between the hotf1"^ five and six o'clock our house door was. left open. ( 1" riday I had three occasions to gu to a box in whic |, generally kept my money. I saw the money there e'4^. time, but did not reckon it. It appeared to bo all I cannot tell when I counted them last, but I di^ „ within a month, and found there £ 24, to which I S" quently added more money, making it in all on Satu1'1 morning last to amount to from E23 to £ 30. The J' beL' in which it was deposited was kept upstairs in n'J' I room and locked, to the best of my belief. I kep1 key. I saw the box in its usuul place on Saturday n,i1 „il iug about four o'clock, when I got up. 1 left ray hu^f,J in bed—went and milked aud then returned and c'-1 him between five and six, at which time I again sa*v. box. My husband got up—came down stairs—and we went to the dairy, which is from 40 to 50 yards our house, leaving the front door ou the latch [that unlocked]. I returned in about half an hour—foul* j-1 front door open—Uvu draweig of the bureau open;. I'