GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The General Quarter S for this county were held (by adjournment from tl <0 Epiphany Sessions') in the Town-hall. Cardiff, on Monday JdSt, the 21st instant, before Henry Thomas, Esq Chairman, AJ. A. Bruce, Esq., M. P. Traherne, Esq., the Rev. Robert" Knight, Re*. Jas. Evans, Rev. James Coles, Henry Lewi" Esq., Sir George Tyler: K.C.B., J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., Capt tria Warde, and Wbitlock Nicholl, Esq. TUB GRAND JU RY. Mr. John Evans, foreman Mr. John Hibbert J. S. Batchelor — J. B- Hopkins Philip Bird "fob James John Bland R. O. Jenkins — George Coleman — E uward Langley — John Cornish — William Philips — James Coleman — Gforge Roberts Richard Coupland Ge orge Spencer George Emerson Jot-ii Spickett — Thomas Ingleton John Todd Two Grand Jurors were fined a guinea each for non- attendance; and a third, who is, as the Chairman observed, an habitual defaulter," was fined two guineas. The grand jury having been sworn, the Learned Chairman in addressing them said he rejoiced to see so full and so re- spectable an attendance on this, the first instance in this county, of an adjourned quarter sessions for the trial of prisoners im- mediately before the assizes. They were all aware that people could not without some inconvenience leave their homes and their business at this or any other period of the year; hut, at the same time, such was the number of prisoners -although he was happy to say that the ofTences with which they stood charged were mostly inconsiderable-that were it not for the cheerfulness and the alacrity with which grand jurors, generally, attended he (the Chairman) did not see how Her Majesty's Judge would have been able at the ensuing assizes to discharge the important duties which would devolve upon him. He would not have been able, within the time allotted to him, to have tried the prisoners, much less to have devoted any time to those very im- portant civil questions connected with the great interests of the country which are to be brought before him. In the calendar, the Chairman said, he was happy to say he did not find a single case on which it was necessary for him to offer to gentlemen of their experience and discernment a single observation he would, therefore, request that they would be kind enough to proceed with the consideration of cases-to take some short case first, in order that the court might have something to go on with. The Grand Jury then retired. ABERDARE.—Jeremiah Brien, aged 27, labourer, was charged with having stolen, on the 3rd February, two pigs, value £3, of the property of Mr. David Jenkins, his em- ployer.-David Jenkins examined: I am a pig-driver; and the prisoner has been in my employ. I never authorised hira to sell any pigs for me. On the 3rd of February 1 met the prisoner at Cwmbach. I had eleven pigs there, which I told him to take home to Merthyr. In going home he bad no occasion to go through Aberdare. By doing so he went at least half a mile out of his way. In toe evening I found that only nine pigs had arrived at home: two were missing. I went in search of prisoner, but could not find him. I met a policeman on the road to whom I stated the case. I saw the prisoner that night at the police-station. I have since seen the pigs at Aberdare.—Jane, the wife of John Styling, examined She said that on Thursday, the 3rd of February, the prisoner came to her door and asked her if she wanted to buy pigs. She said she did, upon which a conversation ensued, the prisoner stating that he had sold worth hundreds of pounds for his master. Even- tually, witness bought two pigs for £ 2 12s., which sum prisoner received.—P. S. Richard Rees said he arretted prisoner on the day named; and found X2 3s. 54d. on his person. On being told what he was charged with, prisoner said to Rees—" Take care of that money; that is my money. I'll have more money out of Jenkins before I have done with him."—Verdict—Not Guilty. Mr. Benson conducted the prosecution. ABERDARE.-Samuel Needs, aged 31, labourer, was charged with having stolen a half-sovereign, of the property of Michael Spelman, who said that on the 5th February, he was in the Full Moon public-house, Aberdare. The prisoner was there also. Witness took half-a-sovereign and some silver out of a tobacco-box—put the silver back, and left the half-sovereign on the table. The prisoner then snatched it up,and ran away. It was between nine and ten at night. The next morning witness found prisoner at the Bush Inn, and asked him to return the money, upon which prisoner said he had not taken any. He was given into custody.- Mary Harris, servant at the Full Moon public-house, corro- borated the statement made by Spelman.—JennetteEdmond, landlady of the Bush Inn, said that on the night of Satur- day, the 5th of February, the prisoner came to her house at about ten o'clock at niglit-called for a quart of beer-paid 6d. for it-then called for a gallon, and tendered half-a- I sovereign in payment.—Verdict—Guilty. Sentence-To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for three weeks, at Cardiff. Mr. Thomas Allen conducted the prosecution. P AulSH OP COITY. — William Watts, aged 30, labourer, John Jones, aged 24, labourer, and John Woods, aged 22, la- bourer, severally pleaded guilty to the charge of having stolen a loaf of bread, value 6d., and a pound of cheese, value 8d., of the property of Mr. Jenkin Jenkin.—Sentence —Each to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one calendar month. Attorney for the prosecution, Mr. Pop- kin, Bridgend. MERTHYR TYDVIL.— Thomas Evan James, aged 17, la- bourer, aQd James Breeze, aged 17, labourer, were charged with having stolen a flannel apron, a shawl, and a shirt, of the property of David WilHams.—EHzabeth Williams ex- amined I am the wife of David Williams, residing at Gellyfaelog, near Merthyr. I recollect missing clothes from a line on the night of the 5th of January. I had seen them that evening at about five o'clock at seven I missed them. I saw them the following day with the police. I lost a flannel apron, a shawl, and a shirt. [Clothes pro duced.] These are the clothes.—David Williams examined; I am the husband of last witness. The shawl and other garments which I have seen produced are my property. I do not know the prisoner-, but I saw them walking in a field, near a fence by my house, on the evening of the 5th of January. There is no path through that field.-Mary Harries examined On the evening of the 5th of January I met the prisoner Thomas James, who asked me if I would be so good as to take an apron to pawn. [Apron produced.] This is the apron. I went with it-pawned it, and had a shitting and an ounce of tea for it. I pawned it in Solomon Friedman's shop. I gave the shilling and the tea to Thos. James, who was waiting for me.-Solomon Friedman proved having received the apron, in pledge, from last wit- ness, on the evening of the 5th of January. He subsequently gave it to a policeman.—Sarah Friedman (wife of last wit- ness) said that the prisoner James Breeze pledged a hand- kerchief-the" shawl" referred to in the indictment-for 9d. That shawl witness handed to a policeman.-P.S. Wm. Parsons produced the various articles in question, which he received from Mr. and Mrs. Friedman on the 6th of January. Witness apprehended the prisoners the same day.—Verdict -Guilty. The prisoner James Breeze pleaded guilty to a charge of having been previously convicted of felony. He was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one year. Thomas Evan James was sentenced to be im- prisoned and kept to hard labour for one month. Mr. Conybeare conducted the prosecution. ABERDARE .-—Margaret Davies (who had been out under bail) was charged with having stolen a large lump of coal from the yard of Messrs. Matthew Wayne and Company, at Aberdare.—The evidence was clear and direct, as a man at work in the yard saw her take the coal from a tram. She had been to assist in the yard and on leaving in the evening took the coal home with her.—The prisoner ad- mitted that she had taken the coal, but said that she thought there was no harm in doing so. She received a good char- acter for honesty from two neighboun.- Verdict-Guilty. Sentence-to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one week, at Cardiff. Mr. Benson conducted the prosecu- tion. DOWLAIs.- Thoma, Morgan (who had been out under bail, and who seemed a man of respectable appearance and prepossessing demeanour), was charged with having stolen seven sovereigns, of the property of David Evans. Mr. Thomas Allen conducted the prosecution attorneys, Messrs. Perkins and James. Mr. Grove defended the pri- soner; attorney, Mr. Smith. David Evans examined: He said be lodged with one Mary Evans; and that be kept his property-hit clothes, money, and books—in a box, which box was placed in his bed-room. That box had two drawers in it. In one drawer he kept his watch and shirts in the other his books. Be had also in the drawer in which he kept his books, a pocket-book, containing seven sovereigns. On the night of Sunday, the 2nd of January, the witness went to his box, and saw that all the property was then safe. He locked the drawer in which the seven sovereigns were, and put the key under his shirts in the other drawer. On the following Friday he went to his box-saw that the key had been taken from under the shirts, and was by the side of the watch. He instantly opened the other drawer, which was locked, and saw that the seven sovereigns had been abstracted. He was induced to suspect the prisoner and his landlady; but ultimately he went in search of the prisoner, whom he met the following day (Saturday) near Hirwain. He spoke to prisoner about the money, and taxed him with the robbery. Prisoner denied it, and freely consented to accompany the prosecutor to the police-station at Dowlais, where he was given into custody. This witness was severely cross- examined by Mr. Grove, but nothing material was elicited. He stated that he had earned the money-that he was a member of a club, from which he had, three months previous to the robbery, been paid the sum of five pounds. Mary Evans examined: I keep the lodging-house at which the prisoner and last witness lodged. On Tuesday, the 5th of January, prisoner told me he was going to leave. He left a trousers, a waistcoat, and a shirt at our house. He paid me four shillings. He asked me if I would change a sovereign; but I could not. He went out, came back, and paid me four shillings. He then left; and on Wednes- day evening he came to our house again. He had permis- sion to sleep at our house that night. On Thursday morn- ing, at half-past eight. I saw the prisoner come down stairs. I had previously heard him with the boxes. David Evans was then at his work; but I did not know that he had money in his box, or else I would have been more attentive. I heard prisoner raise the cover of the box. There are two boxes in the room; one belongs to me the other to David Evans. After he had come down stairs prisoner went out. There was nothing in my box; neither was there anything belonging to prisoner in the room where the boxes were. He left our house at half past nine Thursday morning. My house is always locked at night; and by day too if Igo out. It is not possible for any one to eome to our house when I am in without my knowing it. Prisoner had lodged with me a fortnight and a day. Cross-examined :—I was in the habit of putting prisoner's clothes in the box out of the dust. I never heard David Evans say that either I or the prisoner had stolen the money. P.S. William Parsons examined: I remember the pri- soner being brought to the station house on the morning of Saturday the 8th of January. I told prisoner the charge against him. I found on his person Is. Id.; and a leather strap. I took him to Merthyr; and on our way there he told me that he had only a sovereign and half a sovereign since be had been in Dowlais,-the half-sovereign he had borrowed of Mr. Thomas Stephens, druggist, Merthyr. He repeated it several times. Prisoner was liberated un- der bail after he had been first taken before the magistrates. Cross-examined :—His words were—"It is a pity for a man to be taken up. It is a sovereign and half-a-sovereign I have had since I have been in Dowlais." David Rowlands examined: He proved that subsequent to the loss of the money the prisoner had paid him the sum of 92 2s. 6d. He also gave prisoner a good character for honesty. Edward Edwards, a draper and grocer, also proved that prisoner paid him 8s.—giving a half-sovereign and re- ceiving 2s. in return as change; and Rachael Jones further proved that prisoner paid her 4a. These payments took place on the day the prosecutor missed his money. A witness named Daniel Davies was examined at con- Jidetablt length with reference to ceitaiu proceeding* which had taken place at his (witness's) father-in-law's house between prisoner, his brothers, his uncle, and aunt; after which the prosecutor was sent for. David Evans, the prosecutor, was then recalled. He said that on the Sunday night after he had discovered that his money had been stolen, he was sent for by the prisoner's brother to Daniel Davies's father-in-law's house. Prose- cutor went there received £7 from Morgan Morgan (pri- soner's brother) and then went away. Prisoner was not present at the time. This concluded the case for the crown. Mr. Grove then addressed the jury in prisoner's behalf, contending with much ability that the evidence was quite insufficient to sustain the charge preferred,,—in fact the circumstances of the case tended to negative the presump- tion of the prisoner's guilt. It had been shewn that the prisoner had paid some debts, but was that the conduct of a thief ? Would any man commit an act of infamous dis- honesty in order that he might be enabled to pay a debt. Thieves did not act in that manner. Much stress had been laid upon the fact that prisoner's relatives had paid prose- cutor the sum of f7; but then it was not the prisoner's act, neither was he present when it was done. In their anxiety the prisoner's relatives had acted unwisely, but who in circumstances of unusual difficulty does not act foolishly at some time or other. Upon the whole, the learned coun- sel thought the jury would be of opinion that the prisoner was entitled to an immediate acquittal at their bands. Several respectable men gave prisoner an unexceptionable character for honesty, and good morals generally. His family were also very highly spoken of. The jury without the SLIOHTEST HESITATION ACQUIT- TED the prisoner. BOWRINGTON.—William Roderick, aged 19, pudler, pleaded guilty to the charge of having stolen 84lbs. of iron, value 2s. of the property of the Llynvi Iron Company. Sentence —To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for fourteen days. MERTHYR.—Rachael Burke, aged 27, widow, was charged with having stolen a sovereign from the person of one Charles Davies; and David Parry, aged 40, woolsorter, was charged with having feloniously aided, abetted, and assisted her in committing the offence.—Charles Davies examined I live at Rhymney. On the 13th of February I was seeking for lodgings in Merthyr, at about eight or nine in the evening. I met the prisoners, and asked David Parry if he could procure lodgings for me. He said I might have lodgings with the female prisoner for that night; but J said I did not want such lodgings as she could give to me." —The witness detailed some further conversation which had taken place between him and the prisoners. Ultimate- ly the female prisoner stole the sovereign from witness's pocket. Witness took hold of her, and endeavoured to make her return the money, upon which she screamed, and the male prisoner came up. He said to witness—" Now you better let her go, or else there will only be more row. Come along with me, and I'll get you lodgings." The wo- man in the meantime escaped and soon afterwards the witness disentangled himself from the male prisoner.—P.S. Benjamin Burrett said that on the 13th of February, at about half past twelve at night, the last witness came to the station house and said he had been robbed of a sover- eign. He described the persons of his assailants, from which description Burrett was enabled to identify the pris- oners, whom he took into custody. When charged with the offence the woman told Burrett that the prosecutor, having given her threepence, said to her—" unless you give me the threepence back I'll charge you with robbing me of a sovereign "—The woman it appeared, is one of an unfor- tunate'' class; but the male prisoner did not seem to be at all a hardened offender—quite the contrary. In his state- ment to the jury he declared that this was the first time he had ever been charged in a court of justice with the com- mission of any offence.—The Chairman in summing up, told the jury that the case rested entirely on the evidence given by the prosecutor and, therefore, if they believed him thev would find the prisoners guilty if they had any fyloubt they would, of course, give the prisoners the benefit of it.—The jury found both prisoners guilty. Sentence— Each to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for six calendar months. Mr. Pulling conducted the prosecution attorney, Mr. Smith. MERTHYR .— Elizabeth Griffiths, aged 20, singlewoman, was charged with having stolen a sovereign from the person of David Davies, who said—" I am a weaver, and live at Carmarthen. On Wednesday night, the 19th of January, I was at Merthyr. On that night I was in the Hibernia beer- house. That house is kept by Mike O'Neal. I had some beer there; and while I was having it the prisoner came and sat by me by the fire. She invited me to her house; and, ultimately, I accompanied her to it, in the Cellars, or China. It was near the big arch. It might be about half- past eleven when I went with her. Two or three men came into the house after I had been there."—Witness then detailed subsequent occurrences, from which it appeared that the prisoner had committed the crime imputed to her, as prosecutor felt her hand in his pocket, soon after which she ran away. Prosecutor gave information to the police, who, from the information given by him, instantly took tpritoner into custody.—P.S. Rees said be took prisoner into custody at a very early hour on Thursday, the 20th of Jan- uary. He found her in her house at Pontstorehouse, or China, and told her that she was charged with having stolen a sovereign from prosecutor. She said—" There is nothing to do." She added on her way to the station-house—" He had no sovereign to lose. He had only 7s. 6J. when he came to Mike O'Neal's and I can bring plenty of witnesses to prove it."—It appeared that prosecutor had drank on that night seven or eight pints of beer, but still knew per- fectly well what he was about.—The Chairman ha.ing very carefully and clearly summed up the evidence, thejury found the prisoner guilty. Sentence—To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for three calendar months. Mr. Pulling conducted the prosecution; attorney, Mr. Overton. LLANVABON.—Richard Powell, aged 38, boatman, was charged with having, on the 24th of January last, stolen a chain, the property of Thomas Meredith. The circum- stances of this case were entirely devoid of interest, except to the parties concerned. The jury acquitted the prisoner. Mr. Thomas Allen conducted the prosecution attorney, Mr. H. Williams. CARDIFF.—Wm. Rice, aged 24, mariner, was charged with stealing divers articles of wearing apparel, and eighteen pounds of bacon, of the property of David Griffiths, of Newport, Pembrokeshire, seaman. A full outline of tlte evidence in this case, given before the committing magis- trate, appeared in our last number. The prosecutor had caused his chest of clothes and a bag, also containing clothes, and about 18lbs. of bacon, to be put on board the Osprey steamer at Haverfordwest, intending to go by steamer to Bristol, but was too late. The following week he took care to be in time; but found after the vessel had moved that his bag was missing. He reached Bristol, and the result of his inquiries on board and at Bristol induced him to be- lieve that three seamen, who had been passengers on board the Osprey the previous week, had stolen his bag. However, he gave up all hopes of recovering his property, and took a vessel for Cardiff. After his arrival at Cardiff, he acciden- tally met the prisoner in Lewis-street, and saw that his (prosecutor's) smock frock was worn by prisoner. This circumstance led to the recovery of all the missing property except the bacon. There appeared to be no doubt but that prisoner, or some one with him. had taken the bag and its contents from the Osprey in Bristol; at all events he was in full possession when prosecutor accidentally met him, as in addition to the smock frock worn by him, he had also a pair of stockings on his feet which belonged to the prosecutor. Thejury found the prisoner guilty. —It then transpired that Superintendent Stockdale, having been told by prisoner that he had taken prosecutor's bag from the Osprey in mistake, and had left his own bag there, had written to the mate of the steamer, and had, in confirmation of prisoner's statement, received a bag, which, it was supposed by the mate, some one—and probably the prisoner-had inad- vertentlv left on board.—Sentence—To be imprisoned and kept to' hard labour for one week. Mr. Thomas Allen conducted the prosecution; attorney, Mr. Thos. Evans. Evan Davies and Thomas Reeves, boatmen, two youths, were charged with stealing Ave hundred pounds weight of coal, of the property of Mr. Matthew Wayne and others; and Elisabeth Leonard, a middle-aged woman of respectable appearance, was charged with having feloniously received the coal, well knowing it to have been stolen. Mr. Conybeare conducted the prosecution; attorneys, Messrs. Perkins and James. Mr. Grove defended the prisoner. It was proved that the prisoner, Evan Davies, had gone with a barrow to a boat containing coal, had filled the barrow with coal from the barge, and had then taken it to Elizabeth Leonard's house, where he was assisted by Thos. Reeves in taking the coal in j and it was further proved that the said barge and coal were the property of Mr. Matthew Wayne and Company. The two male prisoners were in charge of the boat.—The statements made by the prisoners before the committing magistrates were put in and read. They had avowed that they (prisoners) were together taking the coal. Mr. Grove made an able speech In reply to the charge; and then called several respectable persons who gave Mrs. Leonard an excellent character. The male prisoners were also favourably spoken of. The jury found all the prisoners guilty. Evan Davies and Thomas Reeves were severally sentenced to be im- prisoned and kept to hard labour for one calendar month and Elizabeth Leonard was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for two calendar months. MERTHTR TYDVIL.—Thomas Adams, aged 24, labourer, and William Walker, aged 21, labourer, were charged with having stolen a great coat and other articles, of the property of Sarah Williams; and Jane Warn, aged 21 (wife of John), was charged with having stolen one cloak, two cloth coats, and one handkerchief, of the property of the same Sarah Williams. The evidence in this case, although circum- stantial, was conclusive. A bundle, containing the articles above enumerated, was placed in the bar of the Crown Inn, Mertbyr, on the evening of the 8th of January. The pri- soners were seen in the Crown; and shortly after they had left the handle was missed. Suspicion instantly fell upon them they were pursued, and eventually taken into custody after some resistance and an attempt to escape on their parts. The bundle was found with them. The jury re- turned a verdict of Guilty against all the prisoners.—A former conviction was then proved against the prisoner Adams, who was sentenced to be transported for seven years. The prisoners Walker and Warn were severally sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to bard labour for one month. Mr. Grove conducted the prosecution; attorney, Mr. Smith. John Williams, late of Llangonoyd, was charged with hav- ing stolen a shirt and a tobacco box, the property of Thomas Morgan. Mr. Grove conducted the prosecution attorney, Mr. Popkin, Bridgend. Verdict—Guilty. Sentence—To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one calendar month. CARDIFF. —'Ann Morgan, aged 28 (the wife of John), was charged with having stolen a chart, of the property of Mr. William Bird. Mr. Conybeare conducted the prosecution; attorney, Mr. Thomas Evans.—Mr. James Morgan, painter and glazier, said that on the 8tb of February he was in Mr. Nell's spirit shop, and saw the prisoner come in: she offered a chart for sale, saying it was the last she had left ont of four hundred. She said that she was obliged to sell them, as her husband had left her. She said her husband was a stationer, and that.she had brought the chart from Birming- ham. She offered it for Is. 6d. [Chart produced.] Witness believed this is the chart. There is a ticket on one end of it with Mr. Bird's name and the price; upon observing which, witness stepped over to Mr. Bird's house, and informed him of the circumstance.—Mr. William Bird, having examined the chart, said it had once been his pioperty. He had not missed it. It was not an article that he should readily miss. He had no recollection of having sold it to any one. His charts were kept in a rack near the door; and the chart pro- duced was one of twelve which he had only recently reo ceived.-P.C. J^mes Perry, who produced the chart, said that when he took the prisoner into custody she had stated to him that she bad bought it casually in the street for three-pence. The jury acquitted the prisoner, as they were not satisfied that the chart was the property of Mr. Bird: he might have sold it. JaM Lock, aged 22, singlewoman, pleaded guilty to the charge of having stolen two lardt and a half of calico, one pair of ear-rings, and numerous other articles, of the pro- perty of Mr. Edward Jones, Bute-street, Cardiff; and was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for fourteen days. Mr. William Hanry Smith conducted the prosecution attorney Mr. Thomas Evans. Mary Sharmer, aged 18, singlewoman, who was charged with having 8tolen, ou the 218t of January, at the parish of Pendoylan, a sovereign of the property of Mr. Charles Stokes, and who was admitted to bail on the 27th of Janu- ary, did not appear when called, and a bench warrant was issued for her apprehension. The recognizances of the person who became a surety for her appearance were estreated. The bills against Jane Bennett, late housekeeper at Coy- trahene, and Mary Bennett of Gellygare, were ignored by the grand jury. Charles Walters, aged 20, miner, pleaded guilty to charges contained in two indictments—of having stolen a silver watch and divers other articles from the <1 welling house of Georgh Smith, at l\1erthyr. He was sentenced to be im- prisoned and kept to bard labour for six calendar months- three months for each indictment. Attorneys for the pro- secution, Messrs. Perkins and James. Charles Yeates, aged 22, labourer, and John Williams, aged 24, labourer, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing two loaves of bread, value sixpence, of the property of Mrs. Rachael Harries, Sentence—Each to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one calendar month. Thomas Browne, aged 21. labourer, pleaded guilty to the charge of having stolen a shovel, the property of Mr. Griffith Thomas, Newbridge. Sentence—To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour (or one calendar month. Robert Flucker, aged 20, mariner, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing one hundred pounds of rope, value 3*. of the property of Mr. Hugh Francis Cadell, and others. It was intimated to the court that the prisoner was de- fended, upon which the prisoner was arraigned II second time. and a second time, in a firm tone, pleaded" guilty." Mr. Morgan, who had been instructed bJ Mr. R. 1.1. Reece to defend the prisoner, applied to the court for per- mission to have the plea withdrawn, inasmuch as the prisoner did not know that he was to be defended. To this application, the learned Chairman replied—"The prisoner may not have known that he was to be defended; but it is very evident that he knew whether he was guilty or not. He was asked twice, and each time pleaded guilty. I cannot, therefore, allow him to withdraw his plea."—The particulars of this case were fully given in our last number. The prisoner, who received a good character from Mr. Cadell, was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard lahour for one calendar month. Attorney for tl1e prosecu- tion, Mr, Thomas Evans.
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the Cardiff Sf Merthyr Guardian. SIR,—The erroneous inferences that might be deduced from some of the quotations made by Ordovicis, in the last number of the Guardian, from the letter which Mr. Williams, late M.P. for Coventry, has recently addressed to Lord John Russell on the State of Education in Wales, together with the vital import- ance of the subject, render it highly desirable, I think, that Mr. Williams's letter should appear at full length in your excellent paper. I beg leave, therefore, to enclose herewith a copy of that letter, in the hope that you may be induced to make room for it soon in your columns. By so doing your readers would have the opportunity of cor- recting any mistaken impressions that may have suggested themselves to their minds from having read the pass>>, (or example, which has been quoted by Ordovicis from page 24 of Mr. Williams's letter. This passage, it may be remembered, is attributed with strong emphasis to Mr. Williams himself but it will be found upon examination to be merely an extract made by that gentleman from a CarmarLheu newspaper. Taken by itself this extract would, indeed, represent Mr. Williams in a very invidious light to the dissenting ministers in Wales; but the perusal of the whole of his letter will dispel this unfavoura- ble illusion. Again, where the late member for Coventry makes use of the words to wipe out without delay this NATIONAL ST A IN," he certainly does not use them to stigmatise iu a parti. culur manner the body of men already mentioned, whatever might be the defects of many of them, though I fear that this may be inferred from the words when the context in the letter of Ordovicis is taken into consideratien. This, however, like the preceding instance, would be found an erroneous inference. That which Mr. Williams has termed, and termed very justly, a National Stain, and which he is so anxious to have removed without delay, is the degraded state of Wales when compared with England aud Scotland and this degraded state of our na- tive country he has shown to have proceeded, not from any one cause in particular, such as dissent, but from the unfortunate combination of various causes which will be found well ex- plained in his owu letter. Any wrong conclusions of the kind here specified might prove very injurious to the great movement which now happily begins to spread itself through the whole length and breadth of Wales. They might tend also very unnecessarily to arouse feelings of distrust and indignation, in many worthy Dissenters, towards the gentleman who has given that great movement its mightiest impetus, by having brought the subject before Parliament. It becomes necessary, therefore, to remark in this place that the hon. gentleman in question has aJlOlred no party considera- tions, nor any sectarian predilections, to disfigure and drag down his praiseworthy endeavours to render one of the greatest ser- viel's that could well be rendered to the neglected people of Wales and it is very much to be desired, sir, that all persons who may bestir themselves iu this great cause—and I hope their name will be a Legion—should ever adhere to the same L»ruud lJIinciples which have guided the late member for Co- ventry in this patriotic affair. I hope it may not be considered too presumptuous iu me to say, that they should make it an unbending rule to act from considerations that tower far above sect and party, when the question is so momentous and the object so great as the ELEVATION of WALKS in the sculcof CIVILIZATION In order to bring about a consummation so devoutly to be wished, I would venture humbly to suggest that Churchmen and Dissenters should throw to the winds their mutual differences, and unite heart and hand in petitioning Parliament to aid them in providing ample and efficient means of giving to the present and future rising generations in Wales a good secular Education in the English language, fearlessly leaving their religious in- struction to the watchful care and anxious solicitude of their respective parents and pastors. For every day adds weight to the truth-that ill Wales, at present, no government system of education could possibly succeed that would be found, in the slightest degree, under sectarian influence and every day adds to the force of another truth equally worthy of being borne in mind,—that no system of education among our fellow- countrymen could prove sufficiently lasting, and sufficiently strong, that would remain unsupported by the powerful aid of Government. I am, Sir, yours faithfully. London, Feb. 16th, 1848. GWLADGARWR To the Editor of the Catdiff and Merthyr Guardian. SIR,—I send you the enclosed extract taken out of an old book in my possession, entitled "The Services and Travels of that Ancient servant of the Lord, Richard Davies, a Quaker, who was born in the year 1635, in the Town of Welsh Pool, in Montgomeryshire, in North I Wales." I have no doubt it will be interesting to. many of your readers as it refers to the time when a Welsh- man was Secretary of State, and that person being the founder of the Free School in the town of Cowbridge, in this county, an interesting account of which appeared in your columns sometime back. I am, Mr. Editor, your obedient servant, Bridgend, Feb. 19, 1848. THOMAS LEWIS. In the beginning of the year 1682, my dear Friend Charles Lloyd and I went to visit Friends in Herefordshire, Worcester- shire, &c., and came through their Meetings to London, before Lhe yearly meeting. I acquainted my Friends George Whitehead and W. Penn, that I intended to go to Lord Hide, to acknowledge his Kind- ness for his Letter on my Behalf to Bishop Lloyd. George Whitehead said There was some service to be done for our suffering Friends in Bristol, and it was thought convenient that three of the City and three of the Country should go with the said sufferings, and desire the Kindness of Lord Hide to present them to the King. The three Friends for the country were, Charles LloJd, Thomas Wynne, and myself; for the City, George Whitehead, Alexander Parker, and one more. Our Friend, G. Whitehead, told me that our Countryman, Sir Lionel Jenkins, Secretary of State, was so cross and ill- humour'd that when the King was inclin'd to Moderation and Tenderness to suffering Friends, he often stop'd and hinder'd the Relief intended them. When we went to Whitehall, we waited a long time before we could speak with them, they being on a Committee a con- siderable time but we had sent in by the Door Keeper to ac- quaint Lord Hide, that we were there, and in time they sent for us in. The Secretary look'd grim upon us. I went to Lord Hide, and acknowledged his Kindness for his Letter on my Behalf to the Bishop. He told me that I should tell the Bishop there would be Liberty of Conscience in England. I told him I did say so, and did believe it would be so ill God's time. Secretary Jenkins spoke in a scornful manner, and asked me What was Welsh for a Quaker? I answered him Crynwr, Crynwyr; it being in the singular and plural Number, But the Secretary said, We had no Welsh for it, for there were no Quakers in the Romans' Days. My Friend, Charles Lloyd, answered, If thou didst ask my Friend the Question aright, he hath answer'd thee right, for there is English, Welsh, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew for a Quaker. So the Secretary said. Sir, I understand Welsh pretty well, and English, and Latin, and Greek, but if you go to your Hebrew, I know not what to say to you. I left my Friend, C. Lloyd, to engage with this peevish Countryman, and presented Lord Hide with a long List of the Names of Men, Women, and Children in their several Prisons at Bristol. I desired him to be so kind as to present their Sufferings to the King, which he said he would, and our Friend, George Whitehead, spoke farther to him. Then I turned to the Secretary, who directed his Words to me, and spoke to him thus in Welsh: — Mae yn ddrwg gennif fod un 0 Hiliogaeth yr hen Frittan- iaid; yr rhai y dderbyniodd y Grefydd Gristianogol yn Loeger; yn erbyn y rhai sydd gwedi derbyn y wir Gristianogol Grefydd yr awr hon.' He replied, He wag not against our Friends, but, he said, our Friends gave their Votes for the Election of Parliament men that were against the King's Interest. I told him—It was our Birthright, as we were Freeholders and Burgesses, to elect Men qualified both to serve the King and Country, but how they were corrupted when they came within these Walls I knew not. The Secretary would have engaged farther with me in Dispute about Religion. I told him He was an ancient Alan, and that they had been a long time there upon their Business, and if he would be pleased to dismiss us then and appoint what time we should some Morning wait upon him, we would, if he pleased, spend an Hour or two with him in Dis- courS41 about U.eligion. Upon which he took off his Hat and thanked me kindly for my Civility but we heard no more of him about the Dispute, But he was more moderate to Friends afterwards than he had been before." To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. SIR,—Being in the Town-hall yesterday, during the trial of the prisoners, my attention was called to the case of Evan Davies and Thomas Reeves, boatmen, who were charged with stealing coals and Eliz. Leonard, charged with receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen. You will observe, sir, that this robbery took place in Bute-street, in this town. The witness, Thomas Richards, who saw the prisoners stealing coal, lives in Bute-street; and he stated on oath that he saw the two men, Evan Davies and Thomas Reeves, bring the cOa in a barrow to the house of Mrs. Leonard, in Bute-street, Cardiff Now, what naturally suggests itself to my mind is, why go all the way to Merthyr, before the magistrates there, to get this case heard 1 for we have heard it on the oath of the Superin- tendent of Police of Merthyr (Wrenn), that he was specially sent to Cardiff to apprehend the prisoner Leonard. The ques- tion again suggests itself to me, why instant information was not given to the authorities of Cardiff, that the prisoners might be apprehended on the spot, which would, of course, have saved the increased expenses to the county of conveyance to and fro of witnesses and prisoners between this town and Merthyr T I trust you will excuse these observations from Cardiff, Feb. 23a0, AN OCCASIONAL OBSERVER. | To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. SIR,—I observe in your last paper an advertisement calling the parishioners of Aberdare together, for the purpose of catechising their Vicar, at a Dissenting chapel called Siloa, "the Town Hall being (by anticipation) too small." I be- lieve, sir, that the Christian body who have the above ami- able object in view, could not occupy the Town Hall, because other orators, the strolling company of Mr. Macarthy, are in possession of that building. The parties who generally convene pariah meetings are the churchwardens, overseers, or certain respectable householders—but the can to this Cymanfa. ii, I pefceive, anonymous. The avowed object is to take into consideration the an- swers given by the Rev. Mr. Griffith" to the Education Commissioner sent by Government—but I will put it to the consciences of these catechists, whether their chief animo- sity to this gentleman does not arise from his having un- masked some of the failings of the Welsh Dissenters ? Till Ordovicis (if he and the Vicar are one) appeared in public. the English press had never been made acquainted with their doings—Brutus had, in the Welsh language, ex- posed them with tenfold greater severity: but so few read that language, that these censures could not be said to be known by the public at large. Hence this implacable, this unchristian animosity! Sir, it is a well known maxim in law that The greater the truth, the greater the libel'*—and if so, the "Report" of the Vicar is indeed most libellous. I am, myself, thoroughly acquainted with the habits of the mineral workmen in the parish of Aberdare, and can bear the fullest testimony to the truth of the Vicar's answers. Can any honest man deny that a large portion of the young women belonging to the works, and (I am sorry to add) others also, have either had children previous to mar- riage, or have been married when large in the family way? Can any honest man deny that it is a common practice for the collier to strip stark naked on his return from his work, and wash himself in the presence of his wife and daughters I have seen this done many and many a time with my own eyes. Can any man go, even on Sundays, from Llwydcoed and Heol y Velin, from Abernant, or from Aberaman to Aber- dare village, without meeting many drunken men, and boys of tender age with pipes in their mouths? It is vain to deny what is of daily and common occurrence! And yet because he who is (or ought to be) the most inte- rested in the decency of the parish, dares to tell the truth to her Majesty's Commissioner, he is to he bellowed at by the Socinian and the Baptist: the wails of the parish are to be polluted with party placards—and Mr. Evan Jones of Tredegar," Jones of Hangotlen." Tertullus Davis, and Sanballat Morgan, &c., are to be called together to rouse the worst and the lowest feelings of the people! 1 If, Sir, these worthies had called a meeting to petition those who are interested in the mineral property about to be so largely developed, to build such houses as will admit of the separation of the male and the female inmates, (for here is the stain, here is the great nurse of impurity and in decency); if they had such or similar objects in view, who would not have applauded them ? Let Mr. Price, Mr. Evan Jones, and their kinsman, Tertullus, if they really wish to do good, assist the zealous Vicar heart and baud in purify- ing the Augsan stable of Aberdare and, above all, let them take the beams out of their own eyes," and then they shall see (as clearly as he who was sent by their meek and mer- ciful Saviour to the Pool of SILOA) to take the mote out of their Vicar's eye. Your obeJient servant. Feb. 21, 1848, FAIR PLAY. P.S.—I have just read in your paper a letter signed M.S., rebuking Cambro Sacerdos for unveiling the nepotism of some former North Wales Bishops. M.S. appears to be but little acquainted with North Wales, as he describes Merio- nethshire to be in the Diocese of St. Asaph. EDUCATION IN WALES. A LETTER TO LORD JOHN RUSSELL, M.P. My Lord,—There is, in the Welsh language, a publication called the Haul. The spirit with which this is conducted, the talent which is every where displayed in it, amI the munificent liberality of its proprietor—the eminent printer of Llandovery- will, I feel persuaded, bear comparison with any publication iu the Engtish language. It is now ten years, or more, since it was originally started: from that time down to the very last number its indefatigable Editor has never ceased to rouse the country to a proper sense of the moral darkness so shockingly and so suddenly revealed, generally, by the appearance of the Commis- sioners' Reports. It is well for your lordship to know, in the present outcry against the Reports, that there has been so active and so capable an agent at work, on the same views, years even before the commission was ever dreamt of. The name under which the Editor writes is liavTUs. He is honourably and truthfully mentioned by Mr. Commissioner Linden and, cer- tainly, if there ever was such a thing as original talent bursting forth in spite of every disadvantage, then is Mr. David Owen, or Brutus, for they are oue and the same, an eminent illustra- tion of the rule. Had Mr. Owen the same mastery over the English language that he has over his native tongue, or if his native tongue had a wider and a more extensive sphere of ac- tion. then, most assuredly, the name of this powerful writer would never have been confined to the limited range of his own mountains. Scotland has had her Bu*is to sing of the failings and the virtues of her peasantry England her Thomas Hood, as witty as he was humane: similarly, Wales will probably some day feel proud of her humble coLtager on the way side to Llan- dovery. 'Tis very true that the pictures occasionally drawn by him assume a decree of terror almost frightful to contemplate at the same time it cannot be said that they lose thereby any particle of their truthfulness. It is not the man that has made the subject, but the subject the man. Having such an authority to appeal to, it is, my Lord, with the utmost satisfaction, uot to say with the greatest triumph, I brin" him forward as an instance to prove the general correct- ness of the Reports. Like as I said of Mr. Williams, of Coventry, so I say of Brutus—he is not a stranger," but a sojourner in the land. Alluding to what the Commissioners have every where designated as the besetting sin of Wales," he tells us in the following striking passage I can only give a faint echo of the original its eloquence must be sought there: Instead, therefore, of blaming the Reports, let this accursed sin be reported every where, till every parent throughout Wales shall tremble at the thought of it: let this sin be reported till all the masters and mistresses of the Principality proclaim em- phatically against it: let this sin be reported till every clergy- man, and every minister of every sect, do nothing but preach it down: let this sin be reported till every congregation in all Wales shall, with one heart and one shoulder, struggle against it: report this sin, I say, till all the young feel a real shame respecting it: report it from the pulpit, from the press, in every town, in every village, in every corner, in every house let it be reported by the river side, in the valley, on the mountain and on the hill: report it, indeed, till all the land shall be thoroughly swept of this NATIONAL STAIN." Such is the language of the great Brutus. He goes on a,pin, my Lord" The Haul has for many years raised its voice against this sin but, until this very day. the clergy are still asleep-the preachers are asleep-the pulpit is asleep the press is asleep-every congregation is buried in slumber except here and there some slight alarm now and then." Then, taking up those preachers who descry the Reports, he says :—" If some persons felt any sorrow respecting this sin if they had any jealousy within them concerning the purity of religion, we should then have them, instead of writing, preach- ing," and lecturing against the Reports, we should have them writing, preaching, and lecturing against this sin alone, and that, too, till the whole country were roused with one accord to regenerate itself. In the next place he gives us a curious feature of" religion in Wales." The whole is written in the form of a pastoral, the speakers being met together to discuss the state and condition of the times—a favourite feature in Welsh literature. One of the speakers argues that there is more prostitution in London, in Liverpool, and in Manchester, and the great towus of Eng- land, than there is to be found anywhere in Wales. To which Brutus replies very spiritedly, and in a method quite original. I beg to call attention to it, as this is a favourite argument against the general conclusion of the Reports. I am sure the parties who bring forward Paris, New York, London, &c.f can- not but admit that it is to extenuate, not to banish, crime to set the sins of one nation against another in this shallow method of arguing. Granted," says Brutus, Co I admit the point at once, that there is more crime in London, Liverpool, &c., than there is in Wales. But the difference lies here: the thousands of Liverpool and London have never during their whole lives darkened either the door of a church or a chapel, and they know barely more of religion or the way of salvation than the beasts of the field do. But. as for the religious part of the English community, whether Church or Dissent, their morals are of a far higher grade than the morals of the religious of Wales." The next extract is so strong and so severe, that I beg your lordship to bear in mind that it is said by Brutus. Granted," says he, that illegitimacy in England is double even what it is in Wales, what difference does that make? Aniweirdeb and illegitimacy, like the body of death, is found in the congregations of the members, the children of the Sunday school, the hearers, all are under the influence of this sin. The young people of your congregations transgress by the hundreds, so much so, that there is scarcely a wedding that takes place without it. I tell thee now, Idwal, and I tell thee truly, that such a thing as this seldom or ever takes place among the religious bodies of England. Would the English Wesleyans, would the Baptists, would the Indepeudellts of England, would they allow corruptious of this nature to defile the religion of their congregations? But what do the religious people of Wales do ? Do they not allow their sons and their servants to go out at night to court after a manner which has defiled the country 1 Do they not allow their daughters and their servaut girls to lie with the young men of the district through the night long in their beds ? Or, do they not permit them to go out of their houses to lie with the men in haylofts after the custom of Cardiganshire and Carmarthenshire is? And this, too, Idwal, is permitted on the very night when the deacon, and the elder, and the members have been in the house together to pray 1 Curious must be that religion that allows men to hold prayer meetings after supper, and leave their houses open to such scenes as these! scenes which, if they cannot be prevented by paternal authority, might surely be prevented by bolts and bars." I might, my Lord, quote a great deal more, all tending to the same point. 1 might also quote evidence similar to this from Mr. Lingen, Mr. Symons, and Mr. Johnson. But I have pur- posely abstained trom doing so; as in the present outcry it is necessary to inform your lordship that there are sources besides the Reports which might be brought to bear on the great neces- sity there is for Government to interfere with our existing state. The authority I have just given is the very best the principality can afford. Brutus was himself a Dissenting preacher at one time. From conviction alone he has preferred living in a hum- ble cottage by the way side, to eminence as a preacher who from circumstances can scarcely ever dare to tell the whole truth. In this point the evidence is still more valuable. A Dissenting organ, called the Principality, not over brilliant for its talent, or successful in its efforts, asked, in two or three numbers ago, How comes it that these renegades are the most inveterate against Dissenters 1" The question is given relative to a cler- gyman of the Established Church who was once a Dissenting preacher, and his exposure to Mr. Liugen of the discipline of Dissenters. Now, any considerate editor would never have asked the question, because the answer is obvious. «• Rene- gades," aa he calls them, JlONRST men, as I call them, are the most capable of giving evidence as to the real state of the case. They have lived within the camp, and they know the camp's errors. Feb. 21,1848. ORDOVICIS. N.B.—I have dated this letter. It is not usual that I do so. I have done it, however, this time to show a writer signing him- self M. S., that this letter is written since the publication of his letter. If he should wonder why 1 do not notice his letter, I beg to refer him to a paragraph in the first number of these series. He will there find the reason intelligibly and fully given. In the meanwhile I may just observe, that my firm belief is, that he himself is not the person intended by Divine Providence to set the sea 011 fire, nor yet to find a needle even in a bottle Cfhay. ORDOVICIS, To the Editor of the Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian. SIR,—In your GUARDIAN of the 29th of January, I replied to certain misrepresentations, which were made the previ- ous week, by your correspondent "Observer," respecting the support of religion by the Dissenters in Wales. The two points upon which I animadverted were these :—First, that more than four-fifths of the money expended in build- ing their places of worship have been derived from England and, secondly, that one-third of the support of their preach. ers is derived from the same quarter. Having too much knowledge of the financial arrangements of the Dissenters in the Principality to consider this statement in any other light than an eggregious misrepresentation, I felt it my duty to contradict it, as far as my own denomination was concerned, and especially as it applied to the county of Gla- morgan. Your correspondent has thought fit to furnish some sort of reply, in which he seems disposed to keep the points in question gTeatly in the shade, and to dwell upon others which are irrevalent to the matter. He commences by an attempt to show that my statement is no reply to his because it relates to one sect. But he should have remembered that bis was a general statement which included every sect, and, consequently, that its want of correctness with refer- ence to one sect destroyed its claims to credit. Besides this, there arc two points which he seems willing to forget as they affect this part of his reply. The one is, that the Bap- tist denomination forms 8 considerable part of the Dissent- ing body in Wales; and the other is, that the Calvinislic Methodists, according to his own admission, receive less assistance from England than any other sect. According to the statistical account of the Protestant Almanack for the present year, which is DO mean authority, the total number of Dissenting congregations in Wales is 2,338, and of these 1,169, exactly one-half, belong to the Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists. Now, if I have proved that his statement is incorrect with regard to the Bapti»t-, upon his own admission it must be more so as it applies to the Methodists, and, consequently, palpably false as a gene- ra! statement. Your correspondent, in his second paragraph, would have it to appear, that what I have admitted proves enough as far as his argument is concerned. This leads me to recur to what he has stated, and to what I have admitted, and to examine how they agree. What he has stated i" that four- fifths of the money expended in building our places of wor- ship is derived from England; and what I have admitted is, that about eight thousand pounds may have been received by the Baptist churches in Glamorganshire during the last forty years to meet an expenditure of fifty thousand. Ac- cording to your correspondent's assertion, these churches must have received full forty thousand pouuds; but accord- ing to my admission they have not received more than one fifth part of that amount. The sum admitted to have been received, instead of being more than four-fifths, happens to be considerably less than one-sixth of the amount expended; aud I think that this admission will not go far to justify your correspondent in the estimation of men versed in figures. But instead of showing how my admission agrees with his exaggerated statement, he is kind enough to tell us what we knew well before, that if four sects in the same county had received an equal sum during the same period, the whole would amount to thirty-two thousand pounds." This is certainly true but then if those four sects should have built at the same rate as the Baptists have done, two hundred thousand would have been expended, and the assistance received would remain still in proportion to the expenditure less than one-sixth, instead of being more than four-fifths. Your correspondent pronounces my calculation unfair in assuming that the assistance received for building chapels in the county of Glamorgan would give a correct idea of what has been received in other counties. What I have stated is this- That by the reports of the Baptist Building Fund now in my possession, I have reason to believe thxt the Baptist churches in this county have received more as- sistance from England than those of any other county in Wales. These reports relate exclusively to assistance in relation to building, and were referred to, by me, in that connection, and, consequently, the reference which is made by your correspondent to the distribution of Fund money is perfectly irrevalent, as it relates to another subject, which was discussed in another part of my letter. As to the pro- portion of assistance received hy our churches in building, there can be no more conclusive evideuce than what is fur. nished by the reports and if he wishes to ascertain the troth, let him examine them, and when he has examined them, let him prove my calculation unfair if he can, but of this I have no apprehension. Your correspondent assumes that I cannot be correct even with regard to my own sect in my own county. This is evident to your correspondent, it seems, because the assist- ance received has not been in the same proportion to all the churches, aud because of the existence of some private sources. As to thpse private sources, as far as the Baptists are concerned, they exist exclusively in the imagination of Observer; and as to the distribution of assistance in refer- ence to chapel debts, his doubts arise from his want of acquaintance with our management of the affairs of our as- sociated churches. Hid he been accustomed to be with us on those occasions on which ouralfairs are discussed, he would find no difficulty in the case. His ignorance of such matteis may be excusable, but his making his own know- ledge the rule of measuring that of others who stand in a different position is no proof of his candour and uprightness. Your correspondent asks how I can asseit so positively that all the contributions which have been received towards the expenseof building Baptist chapels in the county of Glamor- gan have not exceeded 8000 pounds within the last 40years. It seems that what I said does not satisfy your correspondent upon this point, though I thought that it might be deemed sufficient. I must then tell him thit 1 have been nearly forty-two years in connection with the associations whi rh have included the Baptist churches in this county-that I have been one of the ministers concerned in the transaction of the businpss of those associations for nearly forty years, and that for the most part of those years I have taken no very small interest in the arrairs of our churches. I have attended the associations in which the pecuniary affairs of our chapels have been discussed, and have taken no very small pait in the arrangement of measures for the reduction of our (Iebt when it was pressing heavily upon some of the weaker churches. Some years ago I was engaged, at the request of the ministers present at one of our annual meet- ings, to collect and to publish a sketch of the transactions of our association from the commencement of its existence to that time. This rendered it necessary for me to search the records of our churches—to examine all the circular fetters and a variety of other documents, from which I could as- certain the circumstances of the churches, their history and economy, with some measure of exactness; and among other points which came under my notice necessarily, was the way in which, and the sources from which they derived their support. Since that time I was engaged for a few years, jointly with another friend, in conducting a Welsh magazine, which was the exclusive denominational organ of the Baptists at that time in Wales. This as a matter of course led to much denominational correspondence, as well to private intercourse with the more intelligent Christians of our denomination iu every part of Mrales. ihese are the positions which I have occupied, and the means by which I can assert, without fear of contradiction, that all the assistance which our churches received during the last forty years has not amounted to one-sixth of the expense incurred. Your correspondent says that the same method of false calculation is employed by me with respect to the support of religious teachers in Wales. In reply to this insinuation I beg leave to state that if I had known of any other re- source in Englaud from which our ministers derived assist- ance, I would as candidly have mentioned it as I have done with regard to the Baptist fund. 1 have no other motive in writing than the interest of truth, nor any reason for con- cealment. But I do say, and your correspondent cannot prove the contrary, that these private funds in England available to Wales, as far as the Baptists are concerned, with the exception of what I have mentioned in my former let- ter, have no existence but in the imagination of your corres- pondent. I have been too long conversant with the poorer ministers in Wales, and too long acquainted with our minis- ters in London to be entirely ignorant of such resources if they did exist; and it is rather too much, even for your correspondent, to pretend to have a knowledge in such matters which would justify him in making such repre- sentations. Your correspondent says, that by my admission a large number of Baptist ministers receive assistance from the Baptist fund. I have admitted that about sixty out of three hundred and sixty receive such assistance, and that the ave- rage donation is three pounds; but does this prove that one- third of the support of all our ministers comes from Eng- land ? But the case will admit of a little closer inspection, and your correspondent will find that it will not go far to answer his purpose. The amount received by all the churches in Wales last year from that fund was one hundred and sixty-four pounds. Of this flftien pounds nine shil- lings and five-pence was contributed in Wales, and the sum of one hundred and twenty-seven pounds ten shillings and seven-pence was collected in Wales to assist the poor con- gregations under the superintendence of the Home Mission- ary Society in England. When these accounts are compared, it will be seen that all the assistance which the Baptist churches in Wales have received from England through the medium of the Baptist fund exceeds what was contributed by those churches for the assistance of their English bre- thren only to the amount of twenty-one pounds. What will your corresoondent say to this? Your correspondent thinks that it would have been more becoming in me not to venture a supposition with regard to the incorrectness of his statement as it applied to the Method- ists and Independents. If I had followed hit example by investing suppositions with the character of facts, 1 should certainly feel that I had done what was unbecoming; but what I knew to be facts I stated as facts, and what I supposed I stated as a supposition. Then I had strong reasons to believe what I published as a supposition, now I have grounds to assert it as a fact. I knew more then of the affairs of the Calvinistic Methodists and Independents than your correspondent knew of the concerns of the Dissenters in Wales, if he is an honest man; for no excuse can be advanced for the false statements which he has made, unless it be that he knew next to nothing of the subject concern- ing which he undertook to write. This certaiuly would be bad enough, but it is still worse if he has knowingly borne false witness against his neighbours. Your correspondent, for some purpose of his own, pub- lished to the world that the Dissenters in Wales have done next to nothing even for religious education. But I have shown that the Baptists of Glamorganshire alone have ex- pended forty thousand pounds, besides the assistance which they have received, in building places of religious instruc- tion within the last forty years. And is this next to no- thing? I have shown that the Baptist churches in Wales, assisted by the energies and resources of their ministers, administer the means of religious instruction in four hun- dred and ten places of worship, without receiving more assistance from their proper fund in England than twenty- one pounds in one year beyond what they contribute to promote similar purposes in English counties. And is this next to nothing ? I have shown that the Baptist denomi- nation in Wales alone sends thirteen hundred pounds annu- ally, through the medium of the Baptist Missionary Society, the Baptist Irish Society, and the Bible Translation Society, to extend the gospel to those that are without it. And it is well known that this is neither the most numerous nor the most affluent, nor am I prepared to arrogate to it the honour of being the most liberal, denomination in the prin- cipality. And is this next to nothing ? I now take my leave of your correspondent without any intention to meet him again, unless It happen that he should find something more to the purpose to refute my statements than the contents of his last letter, and that I have no reason to anticipate, for facts are stubborn things. But let him know that no attempt of his to convert my admissions into a justification of his misrepresentations will receive any further notice from me, nor any suppositions, unsup- ported by proofs, of which his last communication containid a sufficient number. I am* sir, your obedient seivant, WM. JONES, [This letter was received last week, bat "_11\ of ipice obliged iu to omit it,—| To the Editor of the Cardiff # Merthyr Guardian. 8(&ln my letters on The Dissent and Morality 0 Wales," it has been frequently my painful duty to convic Ordovicis of direct falsehoods Whether they were intentional' or not, your readers can best judge from their great number. I fear that he is so blinded by prejudice as to make him utterly careless of truth, la proof of this solemn charge against a Clergyman, I beg to call your attention to an extract (rom his Letter Ill., on "Education in Wales," which appeared in the John Bull newspaper for May 15,18,—afterwards reprinted and dedicated to Lord John Russell,-in which we meet with the following passageIn bearing upon this point we have pecu- liar satisfaction in bringing forward, as evidence, the hon, mem- ber for Coventry, of whom it may be safely said that no Welsh member within the memory of man has done Wall's so much good as he has dcme by obtaining a Commissiun of Inquiry. Ilis evidence, too, fur obvious reason, will be the less repulsive to Mr. Bright. That hon. member said, in his speech ill the House of Commons, March 10, 1810". 'He would make one more extract from an article in one of the leading Welsh papers, and frllm the pen of the proprietor and editor, a gentleman of very extensive attainments, and who, from his position and communication with all classes, hall had the oppurtunity of acquiring a large amount of that particular knowledge necessary to the comprehension of the question before the Ilouie-Eùuca- tion in Wales.' After this we have the editor's remarks; and here let it be observed that these remarks are specijtcally aplllied to the rural districts. It may also be observed—and, doubtless, with some narrow-minded people this will have no little weight—they are the remarks of a Liberal editor Now we will venture to says the editor, without reference tu any periodical written in the Welsh language, that if the people had been acquainted with the English language—had had proper instruction provided, instead of beillg left as they now are, a prey to detignintf hypo- crÜes, with religiull on their lips and wickedness in their he irts, they would be at this moment, from the geographical and other peculiar advantages uf their llUsilion, the happiest all well the must peaceful and most prosperous population in the work\. Let the reader mark well the sentence ill Italics it is sÚd of Dissenting preachers, who, uutil the present government scheme of education came out, were always thought to be Libeml men. It is said. too, by a Liberal editor, allll quoted in IL ilritish House of Parliament hy a Liberal member."—John Hull, May 15. Now read the followillg In p. :H of this pamphlet we read this plain-spoken, yet truth-telling sentence. Hear it, I pray, you children uf Nebat. Hear it, tou, all yuu who are inter- ested in Welsh people. It is uut said by Urduvicis or by the Commissioners, — it ii said by Mr. Williams, late M.l*. for Coventry, a native uf Carmarthenshire, a Welshmilll in every sense uf the word :—' Nuw we will venture to aWrm: see p. 201, without any reference tu any periodical written in the Welsh the Diwygiuir is meant that if the people had been acquainted witD the English language — had had proper instructiun .provided, instead of being left as they nuw are a prey to designing hypocrites, with ttlijion un their lips amI wicked/lull in their hearts,—a prey at tile sallie time to ignorance of their rights, and to the penal consequences of anarchical proceedings,—they would be at this moment, fcom the geograpnical alld uther peculiar advantages of their position, the happiest as well as the most peaceful and must prosperous populatlun in the This is the picture given to your lordship, by Mr. Williams, of the people of Wales.—The Cardiff and Merthyr Guardian, Feb. 11. Was there ever a plainer case of wilful and direct falsehood ? Read what Ordovicis wrote in May last, and afterwards dedica- ted it to Lord John Russell: compare this with his letter in the Guardian, and see if any excuse can be framed for him. The plea of bad memory will not avail him, as he refers to Mr. Williams's letter, p. 24, where it is expressly sttted that the extras \U question is t tken from the Welshman! And yet this is the man who slanders his countrymen and defames his countrywumel1, as if he was the very essence uf purity. Oue might thiuk, in glancing over his letters, that his bowels yearn fur the moral impruvemeut of his countrymen 1 will, huw- ever, venture to assert that throughout these discussions he has conducted himself, so Jar as truth is concerned, in a maimer that is highly disgraceful to the office he fills. He misquotes evidence, wnel4 the origiual is before him, ILccorùiug tu nis own aJmis- sions. lie quotes astray opinion, to suit his purpose, when he well knowi Lhat other evidence controverts wtl.1t he is guing to state and he hesitates nut tu make assertiolls fur whidl tiiere ii not the slightest foundation. In Ilruof uf this 1 may remark, that in your pap r for January the 8th he quotes a fe\v lines froln my pamphl"t on" The Oissent and Alorality of Wall>s," and so- lemuly aSiUres Lord John Russell that they were addressed tu hill lurdship on the 1st of November, 18-17. This is cutirdy untrue. Tnere are in my pamphlet two letters addressed to Lord John; but Ordovicis' quotatiol1 is takell from the intro- duction, which has 110 more to do with his lordship than it has with the King of the Cannibal Islands. What uiuil his lordship think of Welsh veracity after examining these clerical specimeus of the quality It is 110 business of mine to defend the Welsh Ciergy but I should feel humiliated at the thought that Englishmen mi^lit consider Ordovicis as a faithful type of them. He has a tew meet companions but t feel assured that the great majority of the Clergy love their language and nation too well to allow them to wish the destruction of the former, or to permit them to de- fame the character of the latter, on accouut of the prevalence of Dissent. The insinuation with which he concludes his letter is execra- ble. In referring to Mr. Williams, he says," Wales would have been your grave." Mr. Williams, 1 dare say, knows very well that there is no danger of assassination in Wales. Probably Ordovicis is the first individual who has had the inell"able meanness of hinting that his countrymen are versed in the arts of ooidnight murder. However, 1 leel confiJent that in uo other country than Wales. after having disgraced her men aud dda- ming her women, could Ordovicis himself have escaped the blow of the assassin. As it happens, he is a living comment of the groundlessness of his malicious insinuation. The antidote, very fortunately, goes hand in hand with the poison. To think, of Commissioners being closetleJ for two or three days with such individuals as Ordovicis wiH solve much of the mystery attached to the character of thdr llepurts, Had Air. Liugeu any sense of propriety about him, he would have gratefully acknow- ledged his obligations to this defamer of his father-laud. I remain, Sir, yours very truly, Feb. 17th, 1818. EVAN JONES, Tredegar.
THE IRON TRADE. The long-pending contest between masters and men seems now to be drawing to a conclusion. The miners about Darlastoo, and the puddlers round Stourbridge, luve in many instances resumed their work at the required re- duction while the mill and forge men have been some time ready to begin at the rates they received previously to the advance iu 1845. For such a termination we are, however, indebted to necessity alone, on the part of both masters and men for while the latter would most willingly have continued to obey the solicitations of the vicious and designing amongst themselves, urged as they were by delusive representations held out in the public prints, so there has been throughout a generous but unavailing wish among their masters, that circumstances might arise to warrant some compromise ou their part. Neither has there been wanting, here and there, the narrow-minded, sordid employer—ever ready to appropriate the benefits procured by others, but never willing to share the privations —the aphis vastator of the trade, who, regardless o general injury, to secure a little ill-gotten private advan tage, has kept his men employed at the high rate of wages, and thus encourage the rest in their pertinacious resistance. Necessity has, however, decided. The workman now linds himself at the point of absolute starvation, while the master is restrained by the veto of an empty order-book, and is still unable to change its condition except by the exercise of a confidence that daily calamities forbid, and even upon such terms, to a very limited extent and without remuneration. It is fortunate that, during this long recess, negotiations have been by universal consent almost abso- lutely suspended; otherwise the interests of this district would have been still more deranged than is actually the case—they have already suffered to a certain degree, and business has in various instances b-en diverted from its usual channels; but we sincerely hope that no further re- duction may be requisite to restore the activity so essential to the well-being of our trade. Another question of also equallmportaoce will doubtless force itself upon individual attention before furnaces are blown in or works re-opened namely, how long the orders on hand, with those to be ex- pected as immediately forthcoming, will afford employment, as well all to what extent resources are available, should the present sluggishness continue. A quiet but steady re- sumption of railway works may he calculated upon, and will certainly hereafter again afford a considerable impetus to the trade in South Staffordshire, since our quality ia peculiarly aimpte but this will not be the work of a day, a week, or a month. Time and confidence, all well as continued ease in the money-market, are requisites for its establishment. The arrival of Spring orders is also at hand, though thegenerat intelligence from our connection* abroad is not of the most lively character; and as the great home consumption depends so directly upon the foreign demand for our manufactured goods, we dare not indulge those sanguine anticipations of immediate approaching prosperity elsewhere set forth, indeed, we know they are by no means entertained in quarters where the best in- formation is available. Various rumours have been afloat during the week of further disasters in our own neigh- bourhood, though we trust they will prove to be unfounded. —Aris's Birmingham Gazette.
EXECUTION OF HARRIET PARK.BR.—This wretched culprit expiated her dreadful offence õn Monday morning in front of the Debtors' door, Newgate. On Saturday last she had a farewell interview with Mrs. Moore, one of the witnesses against her on the trial, who appears to have been the only friend she had in the world. The meeting was painful, but at its close the wretched woman expressed herself more comfortable in her mind, and thenceforward she devoted herself exclusively to her religious duties. Monday morning the culprit attended divine service in the prison chapel, when the Rev. Ordi- nary preached an excellent sermon from the 12th chap. of Romans, v. 17, Recompense to no man evil for evil." During the service the wretched woman was greatly af- fected, and shed tears abundantly. She again attended the afternoon service, and in the course of the evening engaged in private devotions with the chaplain, who re- mained with her until 10 o'clock. The wretched woman having expressed a strong desire to sit up all night, her wish was indulged, and she remained up reading until nearly 2 o'clock. She then lay down, and had slept un. interruptedly until nearly five o'clock, when she awoke and took a cup of coffee. At 6 o'clock the Rev. Ordinary visited her, and at her earnest solicitation she was al- lowed to partake of the Sacrament. After her return from the chapel she was allowed to remain in the matron's room, where, at 20 minutes to 8 she sang a hymn, having previously requested permission so to do. Shortly before 8 o'clock, the Sheriffs, Messrs. Cubitt and Hill, with the Under Sheriffs, Messrs. France and Wire, were intro- duced by the Governor. At this time the wretched crea- ture appeared to suffer ver)-, much from mental depression, but in return to the Sheriffs inquiry she said she had nothing to say except to repeat her thanks for the great kindness which had been shown to her during her con- finement in Newgate. Ou submitting herself to the process of pinioning she requested Calcraft not to hurt her, and that she would give hi« no trouble. At two minutes before 8 o'clock the prison bell struck forth its solemn peal, and the procession immediately advanced to the scaffold. She then resigned hersetfinto the hands of the functionary of the law, and in a few moments was 1 launched into eternity. Her struggles were dreadful in the extreme. The crowd of persons assembled to witness the awful scene was immense.
FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE.—BAKKRUFM. John Packer, Cheltenham, quarry man. John Saunders Rayment, Millwall, Middlesex, builder. John E. Smith, J. R. Beard, and R. Smith, Cheapside, ware- housemen. John Brocklehurst, High Holborn, lamp maker. John Birch Gregory, Birmingham, straw-plait dealer. Stephen Stringer, New-road, Middlesex, coach plater. James Scott, Strand, Middlesex, druggist. William Paine Beecham. Ilawkhurst, Kent, banker. Robert Martin, 1'lymouth, ale and porter merchant..<■ Charles Westbrook, Stafford, shoe manufacturer. John Birch Gregory, Birmingham, straw-plait dealer. Stephen Stringer, New-road, Middlesex, coach plater. James Scott, Strand, Middlesex, druggist. William Paine Beecham. Ilawkhurst, Kent, banker. Robert Martin, 1'lymouth, ale and porter merchant..<■ Robert Martin, I'lymouth, ale and porter merchant..<■ Charles Westbrook, Stafford, shoe manufacturer. John Binch, Nottingham, grocer. Francis Blair Henderson, Liverpool, ironmonger. James Birbeck, Manchester, coach proprietor. Richard Martin, Tavistock, tanner. Henry Gully Foy, Taunton, surgeon. Thomas Payne, Falkington, Lincolnshire, victualler. George Gartou, Sheffield, sharebroker. John Bentley, St. John Street-road, ClerkenweJl draper. Charles James Challenger, Bristol, dealer in salt and fire bricks Alexander MeNaughton Paterson, John Walker, James Boy- dell, and Charles Blayney Trevor Roper, Oak Farm-works, Kingswinford, Staffordshire, iron founders. John Townley, Manchester, commission agent. Ralph Darling, Darlington, miller. i James and Robinson Ferens, Durham, drapers. Peter Cruikshank, Ardwick, Manchester, coal dealer. TUhSIHY S LOVDON OAZRITK. — BANKRUPTS. mlliam Atkinson, Colne Waterside and Mauchester, cottoa manufacturer. William Batten and Alexander Marshall, Ship Tavern-passage# Gracechurch-street, City, cheesemonger. Samuel Beddoe, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. liuendraper, William Bulmore, Clerkenwell-close, gold and silver wire drawer. William Davis, Farnborough, Kent, brewer. Robert Dunn, Devonpurt, draper. Wm. Daniel E-.veus, Broadwindsor, Dorsetshire, butter merchant. John Goddard, Out well, Norfolk, carpenter. Josiah Goodwin, Birmingham, newspaper proprietor. William llanuah, Liierpool, apothecary. Thomas Holland, Bury, Lancashire, provision dealar. Thomas Simon Jones, Wrexham, Denbighshire, grocer. William Mayler, Liverpool, clerk to an attorney. George Oddy, jun., Dudley-hill, Yorkshire, innkeeper. James Peter Oldtield, Liverpool, commission agent. William Skemp, Btdeford, Devonshire, draper. William Champion S treat tie Id, Coruhill, underwriter. Wm. Tanner and John Ward, Leadeuhall-inarket, leather factors. William Turpiu, Methley, Yorkshire, builder. 1 rsitram Walroud Whitter, Cullomptou, Devonshire, lime burner DIVIDENDS. J. Andrews, Llantrissant, Glamorganshire, grocer. G. Baker, Newport, Moumouthshire, grocer. i J. Judd, Brynmawr, Urecoushire, shopkeeper. j
LONDON MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE, MONDAY. There was a good steady demand for the best samples of Englillh whe it, at the currency of last Monday; all other sorts were taken slowly, but without any quotable variation in price. Only a limited business was transacted in foreign wheat, at the quotation* of last week. The top price of town-made flour is established at 46s. per sack throughout the trade ship msrks were rather cheaper, but American was held on former terms. Choice malting barley brought fully as much money, as did qualities adapted for sowing, but secondary lorts were very dull and rather lower. Malt was taken slowly without any alteration in the rates for good samples. Beans were dull, and rather cheaper, except for seed samples, owing to the I rge importation of Egyptians. Fine pease brought former terms, Out secoudary and inferior qu-ilities were 111. to 2*. per qr. cheaper. There was a dull trade for oats; dealers refrain from purchasing iu expecta- tion of a large supply from Ireland, and consumers bought to a limited extent; tine seed-corn supported prices, but all feeding parcels were Is. per qr. cheaper. CUttltliNl' PIllCESof GHAIN & KLOUtt in M ARK LANK »• 8. 8. Wheat, English 42 51 Grey Pease 38 41 Ditto, old 51 54 Old Beaus 32 42 Rye 32 33 Tick Beans 36 38 liarley. 30 Oats (Potatoes} 28 3(I Malt 51 5-2 Ditto (Feed) 20 i'i White Peas (boilers) 40 41 Flour 44 46 SEEDS, &c. Clover, red, :J8s to 5.b.; white 4os. to 56s. per ewt. Itapeseed, £28 to 1;31 per last. luiisecd. crushing, 41s. to 48s.; sowing 56.. to 60s. per qr. CAnary seed, 68s. to 70s. per quarter. Mustarii, white, 6s. tods.; brown 84. to 10s.er bushel. Tares, Spring, 0s. to 9s. per bushel. Trefoil, 14s. to 21s. per cwt. j cow grass, 38s. to 63.. Cake linseed, per 1,1)00, jet3 10s. to ft 315s. AGGREGATE AVERAGE of the Six Weeks which regulate the Duty. Wheat 52s. 5d. I Barley 30s. lid. I Oats 2UdOJ. I Rye 30s. 9d. Beans 33., Hd.) PeM. 44s. 6.1.
SMITHFIELD, MONDAY. The arrivals of foreign cattle and shee;i into the pilrt 0 London during the past week have been very moderate- comprising 147 oxen, 246 cows, 47 calves, and 382 sheep^ making a total of 322 head. The following statemeut of the imports of live stock into England during the present year is taken from au official source, corrected up to last Saturday week: — usen, t;ows, & Calves Sheep, Pigs London ..from Jan. 1 to Feb. 12, 1848 1,402 0,59) 17 Liverpool ..fiouiJau. I to Feb. 12, 1848 — —• — Hull from Jan. I to Feb. 12, 1848 4 — — Southampton from Jan. I to Feb. 12, 1848 — Yarmouth ..from Jan. 1 to Feb. 12, 1848 156 50 — Total 1,562 6.643 11 There was by no means an active geueral demand ror meat at Smithlield thi. morning. The supply generally was moderate, and the attendance of butchers was good, but owiug probably to the extremely changeable state of the weather, frost and snow and mild raiu having daring the past week occurred on the same day. and the extremes having also been sudden, a general disinclination to pur- chase stock, except for one description of ineat, prevailed- The supply of beasts was moderate, beiug several bundredi head below the average number on late occasions. Too beef trade was slow throughout the day at a decline of 2d. per stone for prime scots, but inferior qualities were un- altered from last week. The number of sheep on offer was again moderate, the supply consisting of 16,800 hea4. The mutton tratie was brisk and a clearance was etlected by the elo<e of the market at a general improvement in prictrs of 2d. per stone. Prime downs realized 5s 6d, half-breds 5 s, and polled sheep from 4s 6d per 81bs. Calves sold steadily at last .Monday's rates. The pork trade was heavy, prices' declining as much as 4d pea stoae from last week's curren- cies. Small dairy fed porkers went at 5s, and inferior quality at from 43 per stone. Statement of Prices and Number of Cattle at Market. Beef ,4s. 0d 4s. 4d., 4s. 6d.. Beasts. 2,880 Mutton 4s Gd.,5s. 0d., 5s. 6d. I Sneep 16,800 Veal 4s. 6d., 5s. 6d. I Calves. 128 Pork is. 0d., 5s. 0J. J Pigs 240 11AV aud STRAW, per Load of 36 Trusses. 1 Hay, £ 3 l)s. 0d. to £ 3 8s. 0d. | Clover, £ 4 Os.Od. to £ 415i.0d. ec Straw, £ 1 Os.Od. to £ 1 8s. Od. 11AV aud STRAW, per Load of 36 Trusses. 1 Hay, 93 Os. Od. to 93 8s. 0d. I Clover, E4 Os.Od. to £ 415i.0d. ec Straw, £ 1 Os.Od. to £ 1 8s. Od.
THE METAL TRADE. I £ s. d. £ s. d. tao,N-Bar Wales .per ton 00 0— 7 5 0 London. 0 0 0- 8 10 U Nailrods 0 0 0— 9 5 O. lIoop(Staf.)„ 0 0 0-10 10 Of Sheet 0 0-11 10 0, Bars 9 10 0-10 0 Ct Welsh cold-blast foundry pig.* 4 0 0— 4 10 (71 Scotch 211 0— 2 1 £ (H Rails, 7 10 0— 8 U. U Chairs 0 0 0 á i 0 Russian, CCNI). 17 10 0-1& fit 0 PSI 0 0 0- Q 0 0 „ GourietF 0 0 0—00 0 Archangel 0 0 O -13 10 0. Swedish, on the spot. 0 Q 0—11 5 0. „ Steel,fagt. 0 Q 0—16 5 Ot kegs & <0—14 00. CorPBB—Tile.. Q 0 0—92 0 Qt Tough cake U 0 0-93 0 O Deatsetected. 0 0 O-ili 0 0 Ordinary sheets .lb. 0 0 0— 0 0 10i „ bottoms 0 U 0— a 11 i YBLLOW MBTAL SHB.VTHING 0 0 0— 0 t) jl; Tix—Corn, blocks .cwt. 0 0 0— 4 20 „ bars. 0 0 0— 4 3 0 Refilled 0 0 0—4 6 0 Straits 0 0 0— 3 16 0 Uanca 0 0 0- 4 4: 0 TIN PLATKS—Ch., IC box. 1$0— 1 10 0 IX. I 14 0- 1 16 0 Coke, IC 4 6-1 50 „ IX 110 Ii 1 11 0 LHAD—Sheet .TOA 0 0 0-19 0 0 18 15 0-19 0 0 common. 17 10 0-11 15 0 Spanish, in bd. 0 U 0-17 0 0 Red 0 0 0—19 10 0 Dry White 0 0 0—34 0 (p Shot (Patent) 0 0 0—20 10 O SrBLTBU—(Cake). 0 0 0-1!J 5 o for arrival. 0 0 0-19 0 0 Ztso—(Sheet) export. 26 0 0-21 0 O UuiCK.sn.vaa.lb. 0 0 0— 0 4 6 RKKINBO MBTAL .ton 0 0 0—000 SATUBDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1848. Published by the sole Proprietor, HENRY WBP.BER, at his residence Charles-street, in the Parish of Saint John the Baptist, in the Town of Carditf and County ot tilatnorgau, and Printed by him at his Generali I Printing Ottice in Duke-street, in the said Parish ot Saint John, in the Town aud County aforesaid. Advertisements and Orders received by the following Agents LONDON Mr. Barker, 33, Fleet-street Messrs. Newton and Co., 5, Warwick-squajte; Mr. G. Reynell, 42, Chancery-lane; Mr. Deacon, 3, Walbrook, near the Mausion-houee; Mr. Joseph Thomas, 1, Finch-lane, Cornhill; Mr. tiammoad, 27, Lombard-street; Mr. C. Barker, 12, Birchiu-lane W. Dawson and Son, 74, Cannou-street, City. LOCAL AGENTS:— ABERDARE Mr. Thos. Evans, Schoolmaster ABER Mr. Richard Davis, Stationer BRECON Mr. John Evans, Clerk of Peace Otlice BRIDGEND. Mr. W. Leyahon, Stamp Office CIUCKUOWELL .Mr. Thos. Williams, Bookseller MERTHYR .Mt. H. W. White, Stationer NEWBRIDGE Mr. C. Baasett, Chemist, &c. NEWPORT..Mr. M. Evana, Stationer, and Mr. W. L. Kelly, Stationer NEATH .Mr. W. P. Rees* SWANSEA Mr. E. Giiffilhs, Printer, High-streett TAIBACH Mr. James Bird, Cwm Avon Works. And by all Postmasters and Clerks on the lioad. This paper is regularly filed in London at Lloyd'* Coffee-house City.——Peel's Coffee-house, Fleet-utreet. -The Chapter Cotfee-house, St. Paul's.—Deacon'^ Coffee-house, Wftlbrook.