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MiL MORGAN'S HOUNDS WILL MEnr On Monday Jan. IHih, at Lanrumney Lodge. Wednesday 21st at Castletown. Friday 23rd, at Duffrvn. EACH DAY AT HI O'CLOCK.
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THE CARDIFFAXD MERTHYR GUARDIAY. FRIDAY. JANUARY 16. 1846. CARDIFF CASTLE —A magnificent ball and supper took place at Cardiff Castle last night (Thursday) which was attended by upwards of one hundred of the fashion- ables of the town and neighbourhood, including the leading families of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire. The late hour to which the festivities were kept up pre- cludes the possibility of our giving this week anything beyond this brief notice; but in our next number we hope to present to our readers full particulars. TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—We understand that most of thcholders of quarter-shares in this undertaking-ttave agreed to accept the proposal of -iN 10s. per cent, in- terest ottered to thein on the additional capital authorised to he raised, amounting to £ f>0,0 )0. MECHANICS' INSTITUTION.—We perceive by an adver- tisement, which appears in another part of our impression that the AnnualMeetingof the members of this Institute will take place in the Town Hall, on Monday next—the chair to be taken by the Lord James Stuart, M.P. At the conclusion of the meeting, it is understood that Mr. Michael, of Swansea, surgeon, will deliver a lecture on the Pleasures and Advantages arising from the study of Natural Science," which lecture is to be illustrated by Expel iments, Specimens. and Diagrams. CARDIFF INFANT SCHOOL.—We perceive by an adver- tisement in an adjoining column, that the Annual Meeting of the subscribers and friends of the above excellent institution, will be held at the School-room, in the Hayes, on Tuesday next-the chair to be taken by the Lord James Siuart, M.P. Previous to the meeting the usual examination of the children will take place. SUBSCRIPTION BALL.—On Tuesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Brown's Subscription Ball took place at their residence, Saint Mary-street, and was extremely well attended. We perceive by announcements in our advertizing columns, that Militia clubs are about being formed in this town, at the New Inn, the Ship and Dolphin, and the Three Horse Shoes. We also understand that clubs are also forming in Newport, Swansea, and Neath. QUALIFY, QUALIFY, QUALIFY. — It has been well- remarked that votes are the most powerful of arguments and if the Protection Societies would be useful bodies, they will immediately take steps to multiply votes. If they would compel a government by a gentle restraint to adopt, or would support it in the pursuit of, a particular line of policy, let the Conservatives make their opinions known through the number and the unmistakeable tone oftheirvotes, The electors rule tha representatives-, and therepresentativesguidethennnister. There is no time to be lost. A general election is at hand and unless qualifications are secured by the 31st instant, ttM effort will be too late. IMPORTANT TO COUNTY VOTERS.—There is some talk of a bill being in course of preparation for next session, the object of which is to prevent the same house or other property giving the right of voting for counties to more than two persons at the same time. We do not know whether the bill will have a retrospective effect or not; if it should, the labours of the Anti-Corn-Law-League will have been almost III vain. CAVDIFF SAVINGS' BANK. -JANUARY 10th, 1816. Amount received, £436 6s. 7d paid, £ 1\0 173. 2d. Number of depositors, 71. LLANDAFF SCHOOLS. The anniversary meeting of those schools, established for the education of the youth of Llandaff and its neighbourhood, took place on Wed- nesday last, in the boys' school-room. As usual, a plen- tiful dinner, consisting of loast beef, legs of mutton, and plum pudding, was provided, of which upwards of one hundred children paitook. The dinner was prepared at Llandaff Court a sufficient guarantee of its excellence. During the repast we observed in the room—The Rev. George Thomas, Mis. Thomas, and the Misses Thomas Miss Homfny Miss Lee Rev. Richard Prichard John Prichard, Esq.; Captain Hill and Mrs Hill; Captain Parker and Mrs. Parker; Mrs. Hill, of Courty'ralla, &c., who are, we undei stand, warm supporters of the schools. In the course of the morning, the Rev. Richard Prichard delivered a brief address to the children-praising them for the attention they had bestowed to their sehoofduties dining the year referred to the advantages of education, and expressed a hope that the instruction they had re- ceived at school would be the means of enabling them to pass happily through this world and preparing them for the next. After dinner the children perambulated the town, the ladies and gentlemen present condescendingly accompanying them. The procession called at the Deanery, in order to pay a tribute of respcet (justly due) to Mrs. Knight. The chiInren, with their kind friends, then proceeded to Llandaff House, iu order to see another warm and beneficent friend of the schools —Mrs. Homfray —who, for some mouths past, has beencontiaedtoher room by indisposition. The children then returned to the school-room, and shortly afterwards separated, highly gratified with the proceedings of the day—a day to which, poor little things, they had looked forward for weeks past, and which, by the kindness of the families of the neighbourhood, was rendered one of unmixed pleasure. SERIOUS GuN ACCIDENT.—On Monday morning last a very serious and lamentable accident occurred in the neighbourhood of this town, by which a very estimable young gentleman —Mr. William Richards, only son of theRev. Windsor Richards—was much and dangerously hurt. Mr. Richards, with his father, Mr. Ilomfrav, & Mr. Bassett, were engaged in shooting; & on entering Roath Wood, and proceeding about .lD yards into the cover, the report of a gun w as heard proceeding from the direction iu which Mr. Richards had walked. His companions were rather surprised at not hearing any remark made bv him as to whether he had killed anything or not, and Mr. Bassett went towards him—saw him lying upon the ground, and asked him if he had shot anything. Mr. Richards, with the; most astonishing composure and forti- tude, said—" I am afraid I have shot my leg off." Assistance was instantly procured, and Mr. Richards, bleeding profusely from his thigh, was conveyed in Mr. Homfray's carriage to the Infirmary, (the accident having occurred near that Institution) and promptly attended by Mr. Reece, consulting surgeon of the institution, Mr, Paine, Mr. J. Reece, and other medical gentlemen. Upon removing the clothing, it was dis- covered that the charge of Mr. Richards' gun had entered the light thigh a little above the knee passed downwaids near the knee-joint, which providentially escaped unin- jured—and out a little below the knee. The hemorrhage, of course, was considerable; but we are extremely happy to have to state that, up to Thursday afternoon, Mr. Richards was considered by his medical attendants to be progressing favourably towards convalescence; and they also confidently anticipate that his recovery will be perfect—that the injured limb will not be perma- neutlyaffected. By his account of the unfortunate affair, it seems that he was walking along with his gun under his right arm—the gun (a percussion one) was not cocked— that his arm and hammer of the lock were caught by the branch of a tree or bush as he was lilting his right foot to pass onwards—forced upwards, and as the branch slipped from the gun, the hammer, of course, fell upon the cap, and so discharged the piece, the charge entering the thigh, as above stated. EXTRAORDINARY HEIFER.—One of the finest animals ever seen, was a milk-white Durham Heifer, aged three years and ten months, exhibited at the late Smithfield Club Show, which is open to all England; President, his Grace the Duke of Richmond. His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, and a great number of the nobility attended the show, The symmetry of this beau- tiful animal was considered perfect by the best judges present, and attracted the particular admiration of the Royal Duke. A spirited portrait of her will be found in the Loud n Tlllts/rated News, of the 13th of last month. She won the first prize of her class, £20, as well as the Gold and Silver Medals of the Society and was sold, after the show, for 53 guineas, to Mr. Cooper, butcher, of Abingdon, Berks. She was the property of Mr. W. Trinder, one of the most eminent agriculturists and graziers in the Vale of Berks, and a tenant of Lieut.- Col. Smith, of Castella, in this county. CARDIFF MARKET, JAN. 10.—Beef, 7d. to 8J. per lb., per quarter, 44s. to 46s. mutton, 7d.; veal, 7d.; pork, 6^d. to 7d., geese, 8d. per lb. turkeys, 4s. (3d. to 8s. each; fowls, 3s. to 3s. 6d. per couple; ducks, 4s. to 4s. 6d. per couple fresh butter, Is. 2d. salt ditto, Is. Id, perlb.; eggs, lOd. per doz. potatoes, 1.3s. to per sack.—The supply of everything very small, particularly inpoultryandbutter. ACCIDENT.—The Rev. David Williams, of Glyn Tatr, met with rather a serious accident on Tuesday murning last, under the following circumstances :—-The rev. gen- tleman was crossing the chain bridge over the canal near Newbridge whilst a barge drawn by a horse was passing up. The horse stopped for a moment, and Mr. Williams then put his foot upon the rope with the intention of passing onwards, when the horse suddenly started off, and Mr. Williams, who had his foot upon the rope, was thrown with violence to the ground, sustaining by the fall a severe dislocation of the shoulder. It has since been reduced; but he is still very mnvelt from (he effects of the accident.
CARDIFF PULIC E.—MONoay.
CARDIFF PULIC E.—MONoay. [Before R. Reece, F.S.A., Mayor, and Rev. J. Evans.] D RUN KENN ESS. — William Richards, a man who was recently committed to prison for smashing the window of an office in Bute-street, was brought up in custody by Su- perintendent Stockdale. chargcd with drunkenness and with having attempted to commit suicide. Mr. Stockdale said, that on Sunday afternoon he observed the prisoner drunk in Saint Mary-street, interrupting persons who were passing quietly along by running against them, and otherwise couducting hirnsdf in a very improper manner. He was taken into custody. At the station-house lie told Mr. Stockdale that he would hang himself. Mr. S. replied-co You shall not do so." Richards said—" I'm blow'd if I don't;" and being left apparently alone for a short time, he actually tied himself up to a pole, but was instantly cut, down. He then expressed a determination to drown himself as soon as he could, which would pro- bably be as soon as he was liberated. Mr. S. further added that Richards had been very frequently fined—that he owed upwards of twenty fines, which had been inflicted upon him for similar offences. Convicted in the penalty of five shillings and costs: in default of payment within seven days, to be exposed for six hours in the stocks. Richards promised to pay, and then left the room. SUSPECTED MURDER,—Superintendent Stockdale said, that at about seven o'clock on Sunday morning, a man named Thomas Christopher found a hat floating in the Glamorganshire Canal with the crown uppermost. Upon hearing of the circumstance, he (Mr. S.) immediately went down to the place, accompanied by Christopher, and heard from him an account of the whole. Whilst there he observed on the parapet of the Canal bridge several large spots of blood—evidently having been but recently dropped there. The hat had floated against a vessel j and, on taking it up, it was ascertained that on the crown, inside, were several spots of blood, not then dry and, of course, having been most recently deposited there. The hat was rather new, and sold by a tradesman of this town, who, on being applied to for information, said he sold so many hats that he could not state to whom he had sold the hat in question. Mr. Stockdale searched every house in the neighbourhood of the spot; but, although he discovered a great many notoriously bad characters- men and women who would not hesitate in committing any crime for the sake of personal benefit or to gratify feelings of revenge—vet he found nothing calculated to throw any light upon the object of his inquiry. A pilot named Moss had informed him that he had heard that a masiei of a vessel was missing; but upon questioniu°* the man, he could give no reasonable grounds for sup- posing that the rumour was well founded. Thc mayor directed Mr. Stockdale to retain possession of the hat, andtoprosceutehisinquirics. [ft has been stated to us that marks of blood were traced on Sunday morning from the neighbourhood of some of the infamous localities in this town to the bridge in question.] NUISAVCES.—Superintendent Stockdale reported to the bench that a tradesman of this town was continually infringing the local regulations, by exposing articles of drapery, haberdashery, &c., over the pavement, to the sad annoyance of passengers. Other tradesmen had been reprimanded for doing so, but the person now complained against had hitherto escaped, although his conduct had been on former occasions [some months ago] brought under the notice of the magistrates. The mayor said that this was the fiist time he had heard of it, and instantly sent a policeman with a message to the tradesman in question, to inform him that if he persisted in obstruct- ing the pavement, measures would be taken to bring his conduct formally before the bench, and a fine would be inflicted. CHARGE OF ASSAULT AGAINST A POLICEMAN.—James Perry, P.C. No. a (one of the best men in the force), was charged with having assaulted William Ilipwel, a youth aged ten or twelve years, and son of Mr. Job Hipwell, of Saint Mary-street. By the evidence for com- plainant it appeared that the boy had been sent a message by his father from the market on Saturday last: that within a minute afterwards his father heard him scream, and, on running towards him, was informedthat police- man No. 3 had beaten him with a cane. A peison named Bissex witnessed the assault. The boy said he was moving quietly along between the tables & benches when the policeman "cut him with a cane." The police- man prorluce.lone of two canes, which were precisely similar he said, and which he usually carried in his hand. It appeared to us to be an exceedingly small one— scarcely as thick as a baby's finger. He afterwards said, that while on duty in the market-place on Saturday evening, his attention was attracted to a particular spot by hearing an uproar which seemed to be caused by boys. He ran in the direction of the noise, and saw several boys jumping and playing upon the benches and tables. He gave one of the boys two cuts with his cane. He only struck one boy. He did not know that complainant was the boy; but he was sure that Mr. Ilipwell taxed him immediately with having beaten his son. The case was then adjourned, in order that the policeman might have an opportunity of producing witnesses. DISORDERLY PUBLIC-HOUSES. — Mr. James Williams, landlord of the Red Cow public-house, Womanby-street, was charged by Superintendent Stockdale with having permitted a large number of apprentices to assemble in hIs house at half-past twelveon Saturday night. It was also stated that those youngsters behaved with great im- propriety after being turned out of Mr. Williams's house, and that it took a policeman an hour to clear the street. The case was dismissed with a reprimand. Mr. Richard Thomas, landlord of the Maltster's Arms public-house, Lewis-street, was charged with having allowed several men to assemble in his house at half-past ttvelve on Wednesday night week, and who whilst there were playing cards. The magistrates directed that the case should be investigated but just as P.C. Perry had given his evidence, which was simply a statement that on the night and at the hour first mentioned, several men were in the house drinking and playing cards, the mayor was hurriedly called to the infirmary (his worship being consulting surgeon of that institution) to attend ayonng gentleman who had met with a severe misfortune by the accidental discharge of a gun. The case stands over till Monday next. The cook and steward of the Pegasus charged the master of that vessel with having refused to pay him his wages. Complainant said he had entered the vessel in London, on Nov. 3. in the capacity of cook and steward, and by articles was to receive £2 5s. a month. The master now refused to pay him at that rate, but offered him £ 1 5s., :dleging" that complainant was not capable of performing the duties of cook and steward—that he had also been most negligent and idle, and was disgustingly dirty. With regard to this last point in the defence, the complainant's appearance was a snfnfientconnrmation, as a dirtier looking fellow we certainly never before saw; but there was no evidence of incapacity or idleness adduced beyond the captain's statement, and he was. therefore, ordered to pay the full amount claimed, with costs. He thought the decision rather a hard one, and produced his log book, which had been kept by the mate; but the mate was not present to prove that the entries in the log book were in his handwriting, and that they were correct; and further, it appeared that no entries respect- ing any alleged incapacity or idleness on the complain- ant's part had been made, so that, in point of fact, the master had nothing which could be adduced as evidence to bring forward. One or two cises wore postponed during the mayor's absence at the infirmary, and will be heard either on Thursday or on Monday. As usual this morning several applications for sum- mouses were made, which were variously disposed of j but we have recently observed that in several instances where parties have applied for those missives under cir- cumstances which induced the magistrates instantly to grant them, nothing furlher has been heard of the matter. The summonses we know were issued—were served by the police, but how, or where, or when those cases were disposed of, we know not: certainly several, which at the moment we are writing forcibly recur to our memory, were not disposed of at the police court. CAUTION TO SEAMEN.—A young man whose name did not transpire was charged with having stolen a certain quantity of "shakings" (small pieces of cord or rope), and with having sold them to an itinerant dealer in marine stores; but, as the captain was on the point of sailing, the charge was not pressed by him. The seaman, how- ever, lost his berth and forfeited his wages. THURSDAY.—[Before the M ay or.] TIIE SUSPECTED MURDER tuins out to havehpcn no murder at all, but a violent and unprovoked assault upon one William Williams, a man who goes to different pub- lic-houses as a brewer, and is generally engaged at the Sunderland Bridge. At 11 o'clock on S'ltunlay night, as ha was going home, he was accosted by three boatmen, who said —" Aint you the chap as how hit us?" "No, I aint," said Williams upon which one of his cowardly assailants instantly struck him across his face with a stick causing his nose to bleed, and at the same moment he received another blow from behind. He believes his nose bled into his h it and also, he says that his hat fell into the canal, where it was found. He is not able to identify the parties. No business of any public importance was heard. -0-- FESTIVITIES AT WEXVOE CASTLE. Seldom, if ever, have we witnessed a more splendid ball than that given by Mr. Jenuer, at his hospitable mansion — Wenvoe Castle—on Tuesday evening last, in celebration of his birth-day. The company begin to assemble at nine o'clock, and continued pouring into the Castle for some time after. Every thing that could be provided to make the enter- tainment delightful was resorted to, and with complete success. The large drawing-room, which was devoted to dancing, and the extensive gallery were tastefully decorated with wreaths of evergreens, and abundantly illuminated. The band of the Royal Glamorgan Militia was in attendance, and performed in their usual creditable manner. Quadrilles, valses, pulkas, and galops followed each other in rapid succession until one o'clock, when supper was announced in the great dining-room, to which the company adjourned; and we never remember to have seen so elegant a banquet, so beautifully set out and ornamented. Every delicacy that the season could afford, or the most fastidious appetite desire was there in abundance, and freely partaken of. After supper dancing recommenced, and was kept up with renewed vigour till a late hour. Among the" com- pany, in addition to the Wenvoe family, we noticed the following, but we are wholly unable to furnish a correct list, and must, therefore, apologise for any omissions or inaccuracies :— Viscount and Viscountess Adare, Lord and Lady James Stuart, Miss and 1\£r. Herbert Stuart; Sir George and Lady Tyler j the Misses and Mi-. Tyler and family j Mrs. Sullivan and family; Miss Bruce and Miss E. Bruce, Duffryn; Mr., Mis., and Mr. W. Bassett, Bouvilstone House; Mr. and Mrs. Needham Mrs. and Miss Stacey, Mr. C. and Mr, F. Stacey; Miss Lewis and Miss C. Lewis; Dr. Moore; Mr. and Mrs. James Lewis, and Miss E. Homfray Captain Boteler, Royal Engineers, Llandough Castle; Captain White, and Mr. Carrol, Enniskiliing Dragoons; Mr. F. Tighe, 53rd Regiment; r?'!v Kegiment Lieutenant Dornf.>rd, 11.N., Mr. G. Dornford Rev. George Thomas, Llandaff Court Rev. Hely Rickards, Lantrissent Mr. J. R. Homfray, Llandaff House; Mr. Ross Hooifray; Mr. E P.Iuehards, Miss Richards, Mr. E. Richards j Mr, T. W. Booker, Jun., Velindra MR. W. and Mr. J. Y. Tow- good Mr. Lee, and Master Lee, Dynaspowis Mr. F. Langley Mr, Samuel, and Mr. D. Samuel, Bonyilstone Mi. James Evans, Mr, Phillips, &c., &c.
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MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. The admirers of vot-altttusie were highly gratified here on the Sth insf., at the Long Room of the Globe Inn, by Mr. Evans. 1 he attendance was not large, though highly respectable. "Ihe Battle and the Breeze" was nicely sung; "The Thorn" was highly applauded; "The Last Adieu" was most sweetly given; "Friend in Distress, a pretty song, gave great satisfaction to the audience "Bay of Biscay" in character (a sailor's dress) elicited much applause as did also Wapping Old Stairs," which was given instead of "Tell her I love her," which had been rapturously encored. Other songs were sung wIth exquisitely good taste; and the audience departed not a liltle gratified with Mr. Kvans's vocal abilities. TilE LATE MR. W M. I EAGLE.—Such was the attach- ment of the relatives of Mr. Teague to him that his corpse was brought a distance of 300 miles, in order to be buried in our church-yard, which mournful ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 7th inst. His remains were followed to the grave by the principal merchants and the mos respectable tradesman of the town, as wet! as by the agent of several of the iron works in the district. The respect shewn to the deceased by his nephew—Mr. David Wil- liams, of the Angel Inn-was much commended.—[In addition to the foregoing, we are informed that the late Mr. Teagu :'s friends went ten miles to meet his corpse, and that the funeral was conducted by his nephew, Mr. David Williams, upon the most splendid scale. Having been intimately acquainted with Mr. Teague during his residence at Swansea, we can state that a more manly, upright character—a firmer friend, or a more intelligent companion, never existed; and we feel confident that all who had the pleasure of being acquainted with him will hear of his death with unfeigned sorrow.—ED.] TYDFIL STREET.—Persons who have recently visited this locality assure us, that it lias been well cleansed. It is astonishing that the lleighbquring farmers send for or purchase Ichaboe manure, when by merely scraping the surface of several of our delectable rows, alleys, passages, an abundant supply of that necessary article-manure- mightbaprocurcdonthespot. CAUTION TO STRANGERS—The Cellars" have again been the scene of some infamous practices. It is said that two men—apparently workmen, strangers in the neighbourhood, having reached Merthyr in search of em- ployment. accosted a smiling nymph, and requested she wouldinformthemwherelodgings might be procured. The young woman, with one of the blandest smiles ima- ginable, said that her mother kept a lodging house, and offered to conduct the men thither; they consented to accompany her, and were taken to one of the vilest dens in the Cellars. They sat down—partook of snpper-re- tired to rest; and as they were fatigued with their tra- velling, soon fell into a sound sleep. In the meantime mother and daughter" were not unmindful of the main chance,—for, assisted by some one they made an attempt to robthepoor silly fellows in bed, who, on offering re- sistance, were sadly ill-used. Strangers who want lodgings" in Merthyr had, at all times, better apply to R policeman. Several of those infamous pests of society, termed "bullies," have been by the judicious exertions of the policemen, compelled to quit their quarters at the Cellars. It is said that a most notorious character, known as Jemmy Jemmy," has been arrested at Pontypool, on a charge of highway robbery, and that he has been com- mitted for trial. Weare requested to correct an error in our notice of the Bush Bail last week. We stated that the Cyfarthfa Brass Band was assisted by several musicians from Mer- thyrand Cardiff: the Cyfarthfa Band was not assisted by any one, from either of the above named places the members being in constant practice together, and the number of musicians being full and complete in every respect, no assistance is required. The String Band was composed of musicians from Merthyr and Cardiff. MERTHYR PETTY SESSIONS. Friday, Jan. 9th, [Before T. W. Hill and G. R. Morgan, Esqrs.] Ceorjie Hie Is was charged by Gwenllian Charles, with not paying Js. 6d. a-wcek (as was ordered by the magistrates on the 21st August last) towards maintaining his illegitimate child. He had paid only one month since that period. Ordered to pay the sum due to the woman, 2;)s. Gd and expenses. Samuel Davies, of Aberdare, was charged bv Margaret Davies, of the same place, with refusing to pay Is. 6d. weekly, towards the support of his illegitimate child, as was ordered by the magistrates on the 20th Nov. last. Ordered to pay the arrears, 10s. fid., and costs. SA TURD AIT, 10th Jan—[Before T. W. Hill, Esq.] James Breeze, a ragged youth of 17, was charged by the Pen-y-darran Iron Company, with stealing a brass cock, on Sunday evening the 4th inst. John Bray sworn, said,—That the iron boiler was fastened to a brick work 4 ft. high,—the cock produced belongs to that boiler; it was his duty to attend it saw the brass cock fastened to this boiler at four o'clock on Sunday evening when he left his work when he went to his work at four o'clock on Monday morning, the cock was knocked off; he put the boiler out directly, and told John Gibbon, who came to see it he knew the boy in custody; James Breeze had been working there, but not then give information to one of the agents; the works are enclosed, but a person might go in over the tram road; would know the cock—knew it by the spanner which fitted it exactly—used to turn it three or four times a day these fourteen months it belonged to thè Pen-y-darran Iron Co. was lately broken off; knew that by the freshness was sure it was the brass cock he used. Richard Lambert, ironmonger, and occasional dealer in old metal, said, —that he gave threepence to the boy in custody for the brass cock produced the boy said he had picked it up witness did not examine it was en- gagedatthetime; it was between five and seven; he was sure it was the brass cock laid on the table by Sergeant Hume handed it to him on the 9th instant. Sergeant Hume sworn, said,—that in consequence of information he had received he went to Mr. Lambert's shop at ten o'clock the brass cock was handed to him at once he was up with it to the boiler; it did not corres- pond in consequence of its being broken off. Prisoner was fully committed to take his trial at the next Glamor- ganshire Assizes. In the course of the above examination his worship strongly animadverted on Mr. Lambert's conduct in pur- chasing the brass cock without being sure where the boy had got it—cited a case where the receiver of stolen goods had been transported for fourteen years but, as Mr. "Lambert was engaged with another customer when the boy entered the snop, and as he delivered it up at once to the onieer, his worship took the most lenient view of the anan, but strongly recommended him to be more cautious 11l future. 1'1..J.
COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA,
THE mildness of the season is very evident, as quan- tities of fine bio. co I are now fit for cutting in Cowbridge. BUI-GEND IETTY SESSIONS—[Held at the Townhall on Saturday, the 10th of January, 1840, before M. P. Traherne and W ll.iam Llewellyn, Esqrs., aud the Rev. H. L. Blosse.] —. • oujan .Woryan and John Wat kin, of the parish of Ooyehurcii, were charged with having assaulted Evan Griffith, of the same place. Thev were allowed to compromise matteis upon paying the costs.— John Jones, of Tondu, was charged with an assault upon Abraham Lloyd, of the same p ace. The defendant did not appear, but personal sen ice o. the summons having been proved by police-sergeant Valentine Shervey, the magistrates proceeded to hear tne complainant; and convicted the defendant in the penalty of £ I, including costs; or two weeks' imprisonment in CardiiF house of correction.— Thomas MeyficL, of 1 entremeyrick, was charged bv police-sergeant Shei vey, with drunkenness, in the parisfi of Coity. lIe p-eaded guilty; and was lined 5s. and 10s. costs.— Ihe oveiseeis of the poor of the parish of Lan- devoduck made application for an order upon William Butler, to support his father. He was ordered to pay ls. a week.—Sarah Jones made application for an order upon John Lake, to maintain her illegitimate child, of which she alleged he was the father. 1IIr-. Hargreaves, of Neath, appeared for the defendant. The applicant applied to the magistrates to have the case postponed to next Saturday, as the child's nurse was unable to attend to-day, ill consequence of the illness of the child. Mr. Hargreaves objected to this, saying, that as the defendant had gone to the expense of retaining a professional adviser and subpoenaing his witnesses, the case ought now to be heard. The magistrates however decided that they would hear the applicant s witnesses who were present, and they would then consider whether it would be advisable to postpone the enquiry or not. Their worships having heard the witnesses, gave Mr. H. the option of either postponing the enquiry or not. Mr. H. in reply said, that after having heard the evidence adduced he thought it was weli not to do so, at the same time appealing to their worships that if they thought the defendant was really the father of the child, they would order him to pay as low a sum as they posstbly could, as the defendant was in very indifteient ciicumstances. The defendant was ordered to pay 3s. a week for the first six weeks, and Is. Oll. a week afterwards; and IGs. the costs. NEATH PETTY SESSIONS.-Friday, Jan. 9th.-[Before It H. Miers, F. E. Leach, and Robert Liudsay, Esqrs.] —^ew/s Handcock, boatman, ^'ale of Xeath, was con- wClir m "e l)enalty of £ .3, for assaulting Margaret Williams, of Briton Ferry, widow. From the evidence it appeared that, on Tuesday, the Gth inst., complainant was on her way home from Swansea to Briton Ferry, and walking1 along the bank of the canul, when defendant overtook her and violently assaulted her, evidently with the most abominable intentions; however, he was inter- rupted by a boy who came on, alld ran away. The alarm being given he was pursued and taken. In default of payment lie was committed to the House of Correction for tiie term of two months, there to be kept to hard labour. -Avne Drisco!I, a notorious drunkard, was fined five shillings for being found drunk at Ahcravon, on Wednesday, the 7th instant. She was likewise charged with having demolished a door, the property of John Evans, of Aberavon. In default of pacing the amount of the penalties imposed upon her, she was committed to the House of Correction for six weeks, there to kept to hard labour. VICE CHANCELLOR'S COURT, JAN. 13 -P|IE Duke 0J- Beaufort x. Sir John Morris.- Ihe Vice-Chancellor gave judgment on this motion, which was argued shortly be- fore the Christmas holidays, for an injunction on behalf of the Duke of Beaufort, to restiaiu Sir John Morris from working collieries in the neighbourhood of Swansca; in such a manner as to deluge an adjacent colliery be- longing to the Duke of Beaufort. His honour was of opinion an injunction ought to be granted, but that the terms in which it was asked by the notice of motion were too large, and that all the Court could do was to pronounce an order to restrain Sir John Morris from proceeding with the working of the Caegrobos colliery, and the other collieries on both sides of the river Taw'e, so aa to injure or endanger the colliery belonging to the Duke of Beaufort. SWANSEA SAVINGS BANK.—Jan. 10th, 1818. !)epos:ls received, I-)73 0s. lid.; repaid, £94 2s. 4d. Notices to withdraw, £ 80 7s 8d. Manager—Mr. J. T. Grove. SWANSEA.—Great efforts are now being made in this town by persons interested in the temporal and spiritual prosperity of persons engaged in shops, in order to induce their employers to close their establishments at a much earlier hour than they have hitherto done. It is under- stoocl that a public meeting will be held 011 Friday [this] evening, for the purpose of considering of the best means to be adopted in order to accomplish the object in view. --On Wednesday evening, a most interesting lecture was delivered in the Theatre of the Royal Institution of South Wales by Dr. Williams On the Natural History'of the Hottentots and Bushman Races of Southern Africa." After the lecture, the poor Indian," brought by an un- feeling master of a vessel from Ichaboe, as stated by us in our last, was exhibited to those who attended the lecture. —The New Docks are still the all engrossing topic of conversation here in most circles. The inhabitants, in their mind's eye," already see Swansea the em- porium of South Wales," — such things may take place. THE HOTTENTOT CHIEF AT SWANSEA.- On Wednes- day last, at the Theatre of the Royal Institution, a lecture was delivered to a full and respectable audience, by Thos. Williams, Esq., M.D., on the natural history of the Hottentot and Bushman races of Southern Africa. The object of the lecturer was to show that there existed no organic difference between a Hottentot and an European; and that although among the different nations of the earth the formation of the head varied, and in some in- stances greatly, yet the Hottentot was not of the lower grade and it would be observed that the head of the chief, who would piesently be introduced to them, was of that form which indicated great intelligence. After the lecture the Hottentot chief, was exhibited in native costume, and illustrated some of the manners and practices of his country. On his entering the theatre, whether from native ignorance or intrepidity, he appeared very uncon- cerned at the concourse of persons assembled, as, after looking round at the company, he went and sat on an elbow chair placed for him, and seemed quite pleased at having some of his trappings taken off. He presently eyed a stuffed penguin hanging against the wall at some distance, and made a sort of strange noise as if surprised to see an animal there, the form of which he was so familiar with in his own country. A spear was given to him, much higher than himself; this he handled with great readi- ness, and went capering along towards the dead bird, still preparing to strike as he went, theu expertly threw the spear at the object on the wall so as to strike it on the centre, and it (the spear) remained hanging there. The gratification at his success was expressed by wild pranks with his feet and legs—evincing great personal agility. The bow and arrow he handled also with great dexterity and precision. From signs made to him he sang several times, but all to the same air: his singing was a strange, varied yell, ending with a grunting noise, but not disa- greeable his language seemed altogether made up of vowels. Presently a lighted pipe of tobacco was handed to him, which he managed to smoke very well, and a few- times inhaled a mouthful of smoke, which he then blew into the face of a good-natured young gentleman near him he then amused himself by laughing at the joke, in which he was joined by many of those present. Among other things lie seemed adroit at quarter-staff-probably an exercise practised in his own country. All his feats gave much satisfaction to the company, his movements being highly garnished with a tinge of outlandish or Indian manners. He is a well-made figure, but of dimi- nutive size, scarcely five feet high. He has a neat foot, very small in proportion to his other limbs. He stood very erect but in attacking, defending, or approaching, he had a crouching form, but evidently it was to give himself an advantage. When the performance was over -probably being taught so—he went and shook hands with the ladies and gentlemen near him, making a sort of grunting noise as he went round. The lecture com- menced about 20 minutes after one, and continued with applause for about an hour; then the chief was brought forward, who was also exhibited for nearly an hour and about a quarter after three the company dispersed, highly gratified. Hottentots are celebrated for being attached to the manners of their country. This person resides with the master of the vessel at Pleasant How, where lie frequently goes to the garden and takes off all his clothes and remains walking in the garden in that naked state for a considerable time. COPPER ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA, JANUARY 14th, 1840. Mines. 21 Cwts. Purchaser?. Price. JE. s. d. Santiago 99 Williams, Foster, & Co. 17 14 G Do. 80 I)o 17 14 6 Do. 75 Do 17 12 (j Do 63 Do 17 7 (j Do. 62 Vivian and Sons 17 2 0 Do. 59 Do t7 2 0 Do. 13 Sims, Willyams, Nevill, Druce, and Co 17 1 G Do. 4 Vivian and Sons 5*2 0 0 Cobre 8fi Pascoe Grenfell and Sons. 16 10 6 Do. 84 Williams, Foster, & Co.16 7 6 Do. 74 Vivian and Sons. In 1 0 Do 68 Do 10 2 0 Knockmahon 121 Sims, Willyams, Nevill, Druce, and Co. 9 1 G Do 75 Do (i 4 6 Do. 73 Do G 2 6 Do G2 Do 4 19 6 Sail1 Jose in £ 101 Do. and Vivian and Sons. 11 10 0 l_/Obre Do 97 Vivian and Sons 11 3 0 Do. 33 Do. and Sims, Willyams, Nevill, Druce, and Co. 15 2 0 Cronebane 120 English Copper Company & Williams, Foster, & Co..460 Do. 65 Vivian and Sons 3 0 0 Bearhaven 108 Freeman&Co. 7 5 0 Victoria. 80 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 6 7 G Kaw-aw 22 English Copper Co. 13 3 0 Brown's Slag 20 Vivian and Sons 1 18 0 Abbey regulus 8 Do. 27 18 0
M0M0UTHMIRE. The Duke of Beaufort will come to town, from Bad- minton, on the 21st, to dine with the Conservative peers, at the Duke of Wellingtoti's, tli,,tt eveiiin.a.-Her a I d. NEWI-ORT.—We have often heard the old adage of sending coals to Newcastle, but no one ever dreamt or thought that the following would take place, viz, a cargo of railway iron being sent from France to Newport. Such, however, is the fact, and the vessel is How dis- charging at Messrs. Bailey's wharf. SUICIDE. — On Saturday last an inquest was held before W. Brewer, Esq., coroner, on the body of Thomas Evans, whitesmith and bellhanger, who formerly resided in Club-row, Newport, and who had committed suicide. It appeared that the deceased was in embarrassed circumstances, and was to have been turned out of the house he occupied on the day he committed the above act. He loaded a pistol with ball and discharged its contents into his mouth. This happened about 9 o'clock in the morning; he lingered until one, when death put a period to his existence. The jury after a patient in- vestigation, returned a verdict, that" The deceased, whilst in a state of temporary insanity, destroyed himself." Mrs. Bailey, of Glanusk Park, with her accustomed liberality, caused to be distributed on New Year's Day, large quantities of bed clothing and wearing apparel to poor families of the adjoining parishes of Crickhowell, Llangattock, & Cwmdu. Whilst this period of the year is looked forward to with pleasure by the poor of this neigh- bourhood, we may observe that the benevolence of this lady is not confined to times and seasons, but whenever there is presented a worthy object there is a hand ready to relieve the distressed anil needy. FROST, JONES, AND WILLIAMS.—The following peti- tion is in course of signature by many of the trades in Bristol :-To the Honourable the Commons of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, the petition of the undersigned inhabitants of the City of Bristol,— Sheweth-That in the opinion of your petitioners the time has arrived when it behoves the legislature of this country to recognise by its acts, the necessity of some relaxation in the administration of the criminal law of this empire, but more particularly when exercised for the suppression of political action. That your petitioners approach your honourable house with strong feelings of the urgent ne- cessity of a thorough identification of the acts of the legislature with the wishes and wants of the community at large but in the present instance we solicit of your honourable house the exercise of a prerogative which would in the opinion of your petitioners, give great satis- faction to the desires of a great part of the community, and which has heretofore been attended with considerable public benefit. It is that you would be pleased to address her Majesty that she would be pleased to grant a free pardon to John Frost, William Jones, and Zephaniah Williams, who were convicted at a special commission held at Monmouth in the year 1840. I iowever imprudent may have been their proceedings, we respectfully submit to your honourable house that the full measure of punish- ment has been meted out to them, whether considered either in reference to personal reformation or public ex- ample, and that the further continuance of their expatria- tion will subject the governing power to the character of being a revengeful rather than a merciful and just one. Respectfully hoping that the opinion of your honourable house may coincide with your petitioners, we hope that such an act of grace may prove the usefulness of a deli- berative assembly. With much pleasure we mention an act of beneficence during the festive period of Christmas by John F. Vaughan, Esq., of Courlfield, near Monmouth. A large quantity of clothing was distributed amongst the pool, and each family in the neighbourhood of Courtfield, con- sisting of the oldest work-people, were supplicll with a capital Christmas-dinner of the old English fare. In addition to the above, Mrs. Vaughan gave to each family seven cwt. of coate, which was hauled and left at the cottages. MONMOUTH FARMERS' CLUR.—On Wednesday last John Crawfurd, Esq., delivered another lecture on The Substitutes for Bread Corn," and entered at great letigtli upon the advantages arising from the use of the potato. The total number of bushels produced in Ireland is 320 millions, and reckoning each bushel at 110 more than one shilling, the total value of an average crop in Ireland is f 16,000,000. If this year half the crop be lost, the Irish people lose jE8,000,000 or a pound a head. At the con- clusion of the lecture a vote of thanks was unanimously given to Mr. Crawfnnl,-and that gentleman very kindly intimated his intention of continuing the lectures. The silly practice of knocker-breaking has been rc- sumed and rather extensively practised at Monmouth. Our contemporary, the Beacon, blames the police for net putting a stop to it, and suggpsts that their salaries shou'd be reduced until an end is made of such proceedings. ABERGAVENNY.—TIIE CHASE.—On Thursday week the Monmouthshire hounds met at Cross Buchati, drew several covers blank, at last found, in Llansaintfraed Drake, but the fox was headed, and scarcely had ti e Tally-ho been shouted before it was who-whoop. This was unfortunate, but accidents will happen in the best regulated fields. Trotted on to the Little Skirrid, and quickly a brave old fox was on his legs, bending his course towards Tydpe, back 10 Colebrook Gorse cover, crossing the park and close to Colebrook House, and gallantly facing the Little Skirrid, but being closely pressed, he was once more constrained to seek safety in fi'ght; passing down by Colchrook House anJ on close to Abergavenny, crossing part of the Castle meadows, and back through several gardens, and it was now thought that Reynard's race was run, and many a gallant Nimrod, for his panting courser's sake, was, no doubt, glad to view poor Reynard nearly beaten, but there is many a slip between the cup and the lip, and from the over anxiety of the numerous sportsmen assembled to shout tally-ho, the hounds became puzzled, and a check of about five minutes was the consequence. The fox took advantage of this respite, and again faced the open country, crossing part of the Little Skirrid under Tydee, and by Trebin- ken, directing his course straight for the Great Skirrid, which he gained in safety, and now several knowing sportsmen gave up the chase, declaring that Reynard would live to run another day—not so the gallant master, who, with a chosen few, proceeded. And now they scale the craggy sides of the Holy Mountain, and sinking down again in the direction of Llanvihangel Court, stick close to their prey, but a fresh fox jumping up amongst the hounds caused a diversion in old Reynard's favour for a few minutes, but fortunately he was viewed dead beat, with old Joker close behind him. Parslow succeeds in turning his hounds and bringing them on the line of their ancient friend. Reynard became a well-merited prize to the gallant pack. The chase lasted two hours and forty minutes, and out of a very numerous field, only four (including the gallant master) were in at the death. TREMENDOUS COLLIERY EXPLOSION. UPWARDS OF THIRTY LIVES LOST AT RISCA. On Thursday morning we received a letter from a gen- tleman residing in the neighbouring county of Monmouth, containing an account of a most disastrous colliery acci- dent—an explosion of what is popularly termed Fire Damp,"—by which it is supposed that from thirty to thirty-five lives have been sacrificed. The letter is dated January, 14th, Wednesday evening, and is to the follow- ing effect:— I had occasion to pass near Risca this morfting, and on approaching the place, was perfectly astonished and alarmed by hearing on all sides the wailing of lamenta- tion. I enquired into the cause of this extraordinary conduct, aud was informed that at about half-past seven this morning a most terrific explosion of fire-damp had taken place at the Messrs. Russell's colliery, and in the pit known as The Black Band Pit." At the time the fearful event occurred, and in the heading in which the explosion took place, it is said that$om thirty to thirty- five men and boys were at work, all of whom, most melancholy to relate, it is supposed must have perished. At the time I was there—one o'clock—fourteen bodies had been brought up by the exertions of the men who escaped, and who worked nobly and 13 of those were not burnt, but suffocated by what the colliers designate the choke damp,"—a current of foul air which invari- ably follows an explosion in coal works the fourteenth —a boy—had evidently been killed by being driven by the force of the resistless blast against a tram, or, as some say, by being driven to the bottom of the shaft at the moment the tram was descending, which fell upon him and killed him. At this time—one o'clock—the men could not proceed further with their humane search for their unfortunate fellow workmen in consequence of the noxious vapours which prevailed in that level, and which rendered it dangerous for any one to approach it. However, con- stant means were used to force fresh air into the works and at three o'clock they intended renewing their search. An old collier told me that those at work in the level where the explosion took place could not have escaped with their lives. He also added, that many more would have been at work there had not pay-day been on Mon- day, and consequently several of the colliers had not returned to work, as they were enjoying a few days' res- pite from toil—usual upon these occasions. At the time of the explosion, about one hundred and fifty men were at work in the pits but only the number before stated were engaged in that portion of the works in which the explosion took place, and to which, provi- dentially, its fatal and irresistible effects were confined. The explosion was not attended by any very loud noise or report, for the men working in the adjoining outside stall (strange to say) merely felt a strong current or con- cussion in the air, which, however, alarmed them, and caused inquiries to be instituted, which led to the disco- very that an accident had just taken place. Beino- aware that by remaining where they were they would be expos" ing their lives to the most imminent peril, they ran to the bottom of the shaft or pit, and so escaped from the noxious vapours which soon spread in all directions. The first nine men who were brought up were disco- vered nearly together and it is presumed were making the best of their way out, and endeavouring to protect themselves from the effects of the destructive vapour, engendered by the explosion, as some of them had their hats before their mouths but alas! poor fellows, the poisonous exhalation was too powerful, and they perished. Who can think of their unhappy fate with calmness— without having his thoughts instantly directed to the homes thus made desolate by this awful visitation. I fancy that even now, at a distance from the spot, I hear the sorrowful—the heart-rending lamentations of the widow—the mother—the child, all bewailing in piteous tones their sudden and melancholy bereavement. One affecting anecdote was stated to me by one who was an eye-witness of the fact which it refers to, and which is as follows —A man in running out of the works passed a boy, but generously stopped—seized the trem- bling little fellow in his arms—rushed along with him to the foot of the shaft, and when drawn up to the surface discovered that he had saved his son's life. What lan- guage can describe the father's feelings'?—to see a child restored to him, whom he thought had perished; and to be conscious that he was the happy instrument of that child's prescivation. The man proceeded towards his re- sidence with his son in his arms, and endeavouring to soothe the child s agitated feelings, which were so shocked by the immensity of the danger that the poor little fellow was almost deprived of his reason. The widows and mothers of those who were missing were present, watching, with the most fearful anxiety every movement near the pit's mouth, and refusing to be comforted. I saw a man leaning in speechless agony over the bodies of his two sons. In short, no words that I can command suffice to describe the agonising state of the place most distressing to me an uninterested spectator. The whole district is much excited as such a calamitous event has never occurred here before. The spirited pro- prietors of the colliery in working their collieries have invariably, I was assured, used every precaution to guard against occurrences of this nature the melancholy event must have been the result of causes over which they had no control. The heading in which the explosion occurred is about six hundred yards from the mouth of the pit. This is all the information I can give you at present. Mr. Russell, upon hearing of the accident, went to the spot, and ren- dered all the assIstance in his power." [From another Correspondent.] It is our painful duty to record that a fearful event of the above nature, took place about eight o'clock on Wed- nesday morning, by which it is stated that about thirty- six human beings have been killed. It appears that about forty persons had been at work in the Black Vein Pit, when an explosion of the choke- damp took place, the disastrous result of which has been the sacrifice of life, heart-sickening to contemplate but lamentable as this fatality has been, there is good cause of thankfulness to kuow that the catastrophe has not been far more extended for had it not been that a great num- ber of the miners were keeping holiday, there would have been at least a hundred men subjected to the de- stroying influence of the explosion, and the poisonous gas evolved afterwards. The scene at the pit's mouth, when the victims of this dreadful visitation were being brought up, can not be exaggerated in human language. The whole neighbourhood is a wide scene of affliction and lamentation. It is said that the appalling event was caused by carelessness on the part of some of the poor fellows, who, having received their pay on Monday, had been making merry for a couple of days. Death is in almost every dwelling of the poor throughout the works, and the waitings of bereaved parents and orphans are heart-rending. [By accounts which reached our office late on Thursday night, we learn that thirty-six men and boys, and four horses were killed by the explosion. In our next num- ber the most ample details shall be given.] TESTIMONIAL TO SIR CHARLES MORGAN, OF TREDEGAR PARK, BART. A numerous and highly-respectable meeting was held at the King's Head Inn, Newport, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., for the purpose of entering into a subscription to erect a testimonial to Sir Charles Morgan, of Tredegar. It was determined that after sufficient time had elapsed to ascertain the total amount subscribed, that the design for the testimonial should be decided upon by the com- mittee, which is to be a pillar or column of considerable magnitude, to be erected on a height in the park of Tre- degar, commanding a view of the channel, and which (column) will serve as a landmark to mariners, while it will be seen from a great distance in the surrounding dis- trict, & be perceived from the opposite coasts of Somerset and Dcvun. It was at one time in contemplation to erect a statue of Sir Charles in the centre of the market-place at Newport, (which is one of the many proofs of his munificent liberality to that town) but as a subscription for a statue in such a situation would have been confined to the inha- bitants of that town and its immediate vicinity, it was determined to have something of more general impor- tance, and to afford an opportunity for all classes to join, not only in Newport or the county of Monmouth alonej but which should be a lasting tecord of the esteem in which the venerable Baionet is held in the counties of Glamorgan, Brecon, and indeed in South Wales gene- rally. .A.s the representative of one of the oldest Welsh fami- lies in Great Britain, and one of the very few who has maintained the honor and character of his great ancestor, it IVIJr Hael, by princely liberality and hospitality, and con- tinued residence in the halls of his Cambrian forefathers, and who has always promoted the nationality as well as the loyalty of his countrymen, Sir Charles Morcran stands pre-eminent, and will everfir.d the hearts of the C\ mry kindle at his name. As a father, his private worth is duiy appreciated;—as a landlord, a master, a friend, and benefactor, hundreds can bear witness to his good deeds; and last, though not least, his character as an agricultu- rist gives him claims on the gratitude of the whole of Great Britain, as he has devoted great part of a long life to the improvement of agriculture, and has expended a large fortune annually for this beneficent purpose. We have no doubt that thesubscription, underall these circum- stances, will soon amount to a very considerable sum, as no person can be withheld from contributing by the fear of hav ing many similar opportunities, though it would be far betterfor the country could it be anticipated that many individuals at the age of 8G years may deserve such a mark of general esteem as is now offered to Sir Chas. Morgan, of Tredegar. Sir B. Hall, of Llanover, was appointed chairman of the committee, and put down his name for 100 guineas, offering the free use of his stone quarries at Abercarn for materials for the purpose. J. Hellicar, Esq., of Newport, was made honorary secretary, to whom, and the chairman, all communications are to be referred. On the list of honorary committee-men are the Duke of Beaufort, Lord G. Somerset, Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., (Lord Lieu- tenant of the county of Monmouth), and about forty other noblemen and gentlemen of the district.
BRECOMima BRECON INFIRMARY Jan. 13, 1846. ————— IN. OUT. Patients remaining last Week 6 55 Admitted since. 0 10 G G5 Cured and Relieved 0 6 Dead. 0 0 Remaining.. G 59 Physician for the ensuing week Dr. Lucas Surgeon,&c. Mr. Batt. BRECON.—THE LATE STOHM.—The most terrific force of the angry elements seems to have been expended in the upper part of this county, and effects are described as truly astonishing. The lower portion of IJreconshire was com- paratively exempt from the severe visitation, although even here the damage done by the overflowing of the water-courses, and the immense power of the wind, is considerable. A narrow escape was undergone at Yelin- vach, near Brecon, during the height of the storm a. very large oak tree, growing beside a cottage, fell, carry- ing with it part of the pine end of the house. The occu- pier and his wife were at the time asleep in the very corner of the dwelling that was demolished by the tree. We have great pleasure in recording the fact that they suffered little besides a few slight bruises from some falling stones. At the tithe audit for the parishes of Llandefalle and Broynllis, on Monday week, the Rev. Charles Vaughan, after describing in glowing language the bad state of re- pair of Llandefalle Church, which the Rev. gentleman pronounced to be a disgrace to any Christian country, generously promised to contribute the amount of three years' average upon the whole parish towards placing the edifice in creditable repair. Mr. Vaughan at the same time expressed a hope that he should meet with the hearty co-operation of all who felt an interest in the parish.
Comspontfcnrc, To the Editor of the Cardiff and J-lathyr Guardian. SIR,—Perhaps you would be so kind as to favonr me by inserting this enclosed letter, and put it in any manner you please—the undergiven question :_Whether an English family, when come to reside in the principa- lity of Wales, and also have family at the latter place, would their children be English or Welsh ? Your opinion is particularly required upon this point, as there have. been so many arguments with different persons upon this question. By inserting this in yourneKt you will greatly oblige Your humble and obedient servant, Jan. 14, 1846. Y. Z e- To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. Sm,—I was in hopes that your correspondent "A Subscriber" would have noticed the answer of B. D. to his query respecting Llandaff Cathedral. As life and health are very uncertain, perhaps "A Subscriber" may have been called to eternity, or is too unwell to take any notice of worldly affairs. May I be permitted, through the medium of your journal, to ask B. D. whether there are at present Christians known by the same sect or de- nomination as those of whom he writes ? if so, by what particular name are they known 1 I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, ANOTHER SUBSCRIBER.
JENIGMA.—PORSON. Totum pone, fluit; caput aufer, splendet in armis, Caudam tolle, volat, viscera tolle, dolet.
BIRTHS. Jan. 8, at Cardiff, the wife of Mr. Denj. Traherne, piano-forte tuner, of a son. Jan. 10, at Neath, the wife of Mr. m. Humphreys, of a son. Jan. 13, at Giant's Grave, near Neath, the wife of Mr. John Jones, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. Jan. 8, at. St. Clears, by the Rev. Charles Phillipps, Robert Spry, youngest son of Robert Stephens Davies, Esq., of Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, to Ellen Maria youngest daughter of Timothy Powell, Esq., of Penycoed, Carmarthenshire. Jan. 12, at Merthyr Church, by the Rev. C. C. Camp- bell, M.A., Mr. Walter Watkins, grocer, to Mrs. Dowing, of Victoria-street, both of Merthyr. DEATHS. On the 6Lh instant, suddenly, of an apoplectic affec- tion of the brain, from the effects of a severe injury occasioned by her dress taking fire the week previously, Miss Williams, of Duffryn, near Neath. The high cha- racter of this excellent lady for liberality, for the nicest sense of honour, for integrity and hospitality, sanctified by deep feelings of piety, and directed by the soundest principles of religion, endeared her to her afllicted family, and an almost unbounded circle of friends, who regret her loss as one that cannot soon be replaced. She was the eldest daughter of the late John Williams, Esq., and grand-daaghterof Mansel Williams, Esq., of Duffryn* P F. and descended from one of the most anjieut families" in Glamorganshire. In transferring to our obituary the death of Miss Williams, we are requested by a Correspondent to add the following brief notice:—- Sprung from an ancient Welsh family, Miss Williams combined the self possession and sustained manners of her station as Coheiress of Duffryn, with unfeigned cor- diality in the intercourse of social life and substantial kindness towards all. She had a truly generous heart,- the source of that Charity which never faileth." Her unostentatious bounty relieved the poor sylferer in the hour of need with ever ready and discriminating aid. The afflicting casualty, which scarcely allowed her to see the beginning of a new year, has made a deep impression on all, of every rank. We subjoin a few lines (from the pen it is believed of a Lady) which seem in unison with the melancholy event. Thou must go forth alono," my soul, Along the .darksome way, Where the bright sun has never shed His warm and gladsome ray. And yet "The Sun of Righteousness'' Shall rise amid the gloom, And scatter from thy trembling gaz.» The shadows of the toaib. "Thou must go forth alone." my soul, To meet thy God above; But shrink not; —lie has said, my soul, lie is "a God of Love." His rod and staff shall comfort thee Across the dreary road, 'Till thou shalt join 11w blessed o.ies In Heaven's serene abode. Jan. 11, at Dusseldorf, aged 28, T. J. Langley, Esq., fourth son of Capt. Langley, of this town. Jan. 9, in St. Mary-street, in this town, aged -12 years, Eliza, wife of Mr. B iggs, liquor merchant. Jan. 8, at Bridgend, aged 42 years, after a long illness, Mr. William Thomas, painter and glazier, leaving a wife, family, and a large circle of acquaintances to lament his loss. Jan. 9, at Neath Abbey, Elizabeth Ann, eldest daugh- ter of Mr. James Reynolds, aged 17 years. ° Lately, at Lanblethian, near Covybridge, Air. Richard Rees, aged 72; he was the first who joined the Baptist connexion at Cowbridge 40 years ago. Jan. 14, at Dowlais, in her 77th year, while on a visit to her friends, Mrs. M. Hughes, widow of (he late Mr. J. Hughes, Derrew farm, near Rhayader, Radnorshire. Jan. 11, at Wateihall, near Llandaff, Miss Sinclair, formerly of this town. Jan. 12, in Calvert-strect, Swansea, Mr. John Seaton, tea-dealer, of Merthyr, aged 38 years, a native of Colvan, county of ir-cudbrigbt: deceased was generally known as a ua er, much respected by a large circle of acquain- tances, and deeply regretted by his family and friends. Jan. 10, the only child of Mr. Clement Zouch, draper, Newport, Monmouthshire. Jan. 5, Sarah, eldest daughter of Mr. Daniel Evans, tauor, Newport, Monmouthshire. Jan. 3, at Ragland, Monmouthshire, at the age of 98 years, Mr. Edwards. Jan. 3, at Pontypool, Mrs. Margaret Davies, wife of Mr. William Davies, draper. Lately, at Dowlais, aged 68 years, Rebecca, the be- loved wife of Mr. David Roberts, agent for the Dowlais Iron Co., after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude. Jan. 12, at her house in Quay-street, Carmarthen Mrs. Elizabeth Reed, aged 87 years. Jan. 12, Sir Humphrey Phineas Davie, Bart., of Creedj Park, Devon, aged 71.
TIIK STUARTS AND LITERATURE,—A love of literature hereditary in the family of the Stuarts. Henry, Princ" of Wales, a boy of only eighteen when he died, had Owell, the epigramatist. Michael Drayton, and Joshua Sylvester, on the list of pensioners and annuitants. Authors presenting him with their books went away with s°fne substantial mark of his good will. Rowland Cot- ffj'ave, the learned author of the dictionary which bears "is name, received his bounty; nor was the amusing Colryatf overlooked by the young and discerning prince. King Charles 1. would appear t3 have imbibed his loveoi art from his ehler brother, for King James had no partic- ular predilection that way. Nor was Charles without his brother Henry's taste for literature or his sympathy with literary men. It would perhaps be difficult to name A».V author of eminence unprotected or unnoticed by the King. Ben Jonson was his poet laureat, and Davenant Acceded to the laurel at Jonson's death. The plays of Shirley, Massenger, aU11 May were read by him in MS. and then acted at court before him. He altered passage's, for he was a poet himself. and he suggested subjects. His taste was excellent. The tasteful Carew filled the oflice of sewer in ordinary j Quarles received a pension; Denham and Waller were about his court; Falkland, Fatishaw, and Suckling about. his person. Nor were the eldpr poets overlooked he quotes Chaucer in his letters, draws allusiolle frolll the drama, borrows a prayer from Sydney's "Arcadia," and finds in Shakspere a solace in his sufferings.—Fraser's Magazine. Lord Watcrpark is spoken of as a candidate for the city of Lichfield. ARUIVAL OF POTATOES FROM AMERICA.—An American ship has arrived in the St. Katherinc's docks with a large cargo of potatoes. They appear to be of excellent size andquality. Mr. Smart of the Chancery Bar, has addressed the electors of Newark as a candidate tn succeed the Right H on. W. E. Gladstone. It is needless to add that Mr. Stuart is a thorough Conservative. BRISTOL SUGAR MARKET, JAN. 14, 1846.-0ur market has become flat this week for all descriptions of British Plantation Sugar, and the few sales made have been at prices rather in favour of buyers. Rums parti- cipate in the depression, and sales cannot be made except at a reduction of price. It h:1S been detennine¡1 that in future the ploughing matches of the South Agricultural Society shall take place during the spring instead of the autumn of the year. THE QUEEN'S SPEECH.—We understand that the Lord Francis Egerton is to move, and Mr. Edmund Beckett Denison is to second the Address in the House of Commons, in answer to the Queen's Speech, oil the opening of Parlialllrnt. A robbery has been very adroitly committed at Carfield Hall, Harlow, in Essex, the residence of Colonel Wayde. Five men went to the Hall the other day, and began sur- veying the grounds as if for a railway. The leader of the party then inquired for the Colonel; and learning that he was in Paris, the man appeared much disap- pointed, as he was, he said, to have met the Colonel at Carfield Hall that (lav abnut a propospd railway: he con- sented to put off the business, however, till another time. Whilethismanwas conversing with the Colonel's wife and the butler, his companions, who had entered the place with him, were busily employed; and when the railway people had gone, it was found that they had carried with them articles of jewellery to the value of £300 or £100. A man bas killed himself, at. the village of Bemfleet, in Essex, by drinking seven half-pints of gin! he had laid a wager that he would swallow nine half-pints. A whole family, with a person who was on a visit, have been poisoned at Tadcaster, by eating of the root of monk's-hood in mistake: a boy had been directed to dig np a root of horse-radish, but took the poisonous weed instead. Medical assistance was obtained, and all re- covered, with the exception of the visitor, Mr. Farrar, a butcher: he died in two hours. On the Devonshire coast the wreckers have been pur- suingtheir nefarious practices. When the Ness India- man went ashore at Padstow, crowds flocked to the wreck to plunder; the military were called out to protect the properly nevertheless, there W70S much pillaging. The cottages have been searched for miles round, and many persons are in prison. A man and a woman were found dead on the shore, killed by drinking the rum that floated from the ship. Prince Albert has obtained the opinion of Sir Frederick Thesiger, Sir Thomas Wylde, and Sir Fitzroy Kelly, on the question of his liability to pay poor-rates for the Flemish farm. The gist of the opinion was communi- cated to the parish authorities of Windsor on Tuesday, at an interview which they had with Mr. Anson, the Prince's private secretary. The opinion is not very distinctly stated in the newspapers from the circum- stance, probibly, that Mr. Anson has refused to furnish the parties with a copy of it, or a copy of the case upon which it was founded. The reason given for the refusal Was, that the parish had not adopted similar steps for their guidance if they had, the Prince would have beeu ready to exchange documents with them. The opinion, as stated by Mr. Anson, is against the legality of the claim, inasmuch as the Flemish farm belongs to the Ctuwn no lease of it h s been granted to the Prince, as he occupies the farm rent-free, and he has no beneficial interestinthe occupation. The matter will once more be Rubmitled to the consideration of the inhabitants. The Rev. Doctor Wolff, whose labours, sufferings, and travels over a great part of the globe on behalf of the christian cause, and whose more recent journey to Bock ■ hara, to ascertain the fate of Colonel Stoddart and Capt. Conolly, must be fresh in the public memory, having" re- cently been presented to the living of Isle Brewers, preached his first sermon on Sunday week and although the notice of his coming was short, and the weather wet and cold, the church was densely crowded—(text from St. Luke, v. 21.) The Doctor's notoriety as a philan- thropist and a christian, Itisanecdotical illustrations, s'rong voice, and emphatic manner, obtained for him the attention of every hearer from the beginning of his dis- course to its end and, it is hoped, made an impression which will not soon be forgotten. Lady Georgiana Wolff accompanied her husband to Isle Brewers, nothing daunted, although the village WAS lfooded at the time, and the carriage frequently immersed up to its axles. On the recent demolition of the old Church of XJibach (says the impartial du Rhin) there was found a marble coffin, which on being broken open, exhibited to view a body dressed in sacerdotal robes and which appeared Jis fresh as if it had been dead only a few hours. In ■one of the hands was a medal of unknown metal, with Ihe words Oito Imperatoi Paroclio Irbichiano sculpture excellent-issimo "—the Emperor Otho to the (Jure of Irbich (Lrbach)—an eminent sculptor. There was also a parchment writing greatly defaced, but with enough legible to show that the body was that of ihe cure of Ltbach. Thequestion of attorneys reverting to the ancient cos- tume, and wearing their gowns when attending court, is again agitated, and a circular has been issued to the profession generally, urging the importance of it both as a matter of convenience in the transactions of business in the courts, and as a mark of proper distinction. NECESSITY OF REFUGE HARBOURS.—The necessity of refuge harbours, has been appallingly demonstrated during the late tempestuous weather. Most disastrous Slave been the gales to the shipping on our coasts generally, ■and especially in the Channel, as the report of the press sind Lloyd's give melancholy proof. Such visitations tOught to stimulate to the commencement of those great national works, were there no prospect whatever of their )1ecpssity as defences in time of war. Our neighbours the French are setting ns an example in this respect we ought- at once to follow. They are more solicitous for the safety of their shipping and the safety of their sea- men, than our rulers would see in to be. They construct refuge ports whilst we only talk about doing so. In addition to the already extensive accommodatIOn on the other side of the Channel, we peiceive Havre is about to have a stone battery and a floating breakwater. Such Mnts as these ought not to be lost on the British Govern- ment. DtsEh'TOMBMENT OF DOMINICAN MONKS. — At Bruges, digging in a garden, once the site of a convent of Dominicans, an immense vault has been discovered at twelve feet below the surface, containing thirty-two niches 'wrought in its walls, in seventeen of which were coffins. These have been opened, and found to enclose the bodies of monks, in more or less preservation. One of the -comns is bordered with ornaments, carved in irou, and •surmounted by a cross of bronze, gilt. The oody within Jiad the head severed from the trunk, but wearing Jet the Mishop's mitre. The episcopal ring was on the skeleton linger, and the bony hands, folded on the breast, held a magnificent cross. Thisissupposedtobethe corpse of bishop Jean Blaesbek, who was condemned to death at Bl-ois-le-Duc for political crimes under the Gueux, and Whose remains were, it is known, given up to the Benedietines of that town. PROTECTION TO PRINTERS.—Not one in a hundred advocates of "free trade" knows or recollects how much 3ie is personally interested in a piotective system. There is Rearcely a branch of manufactures ia which the artisan has not a direct interest which it would be not merely unjust, but impossible to defend effectually, when .another and a more important class of the community —-that engaged in the soil—is deprived of it. Let us take as a specimen the art which enables Tis to lay this ■il lustration before our readers. The papei-maker is pro- tected L'V a duty of 4^d. per pound, which effects a total prohibition of the foreign article; the printing ink maker •sy a duty of 10 per cent. besides very heavy duties on the raw material in other forms; the type founder by a duty of 35 p,er cent. the iron press and machine maker by a duty of i r> per rent. The English compositor and press-man is protected in the most important branch of the printing business, book printing, to the fullest possible extent. Not a s'uigle sheet of paper can be printed on in the English language and imported at any duty—it is •literally prohibited. So that no enterprising publisher can set up an establi.vhmentat Boulogne or Calais, engage Trench printers at then-red need scale ofwages, and send over cheap works to supply the English market — ihat is exclusively retained for the English artisan. We shall probably recur to this subject, and trace its work- ings iu other trades—some of which we now hastily "enumerate as protected—ironmongers, coopers, cutlers, "wire workers, miners of every class, workers in every kind of metal, earthenware and china, silk, velvet, clo-fh, cotton, Lace, and thread workers, in all their rami- ircntwiBS, boot and shoe makers, tailors, dressmakers, glovers, watchmakers, leather cutters, embroiderers, •coach-matays, glass-blowers, sulci a multitude more. -All these mnliot be prepaied to compete with the foreigner •upon the advent .of free trade, for when the grand dugma Kjf buying in the chcjnest—i. e., the lowcst-piiced market, tis adopted by the legislature, the country will insist on leaving it carried out in every article which money will purchase.—Berkshire Chronicle,