GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board for the Week ending Mar. 31, 1857. 2 by !ast Report 30 a Admitted since o } 32 .2 < Discharged *f £ (Sie'S n ■' jj » Remaining • 3- /dhyUstReport 186/ Oa Admitted Since 245 P S Discharged "S 3 I Cured and Relieved* f A- \Died 40 Remaining ^200 Medical Officers for the ensuinir Week. Physician Dr. Vachell. Consulting Surgeon E. Evans, Esq. "Seon Dr. Edwards. visitors Rev. T. Stacey and Mr. W. Nell. Ofi< TAYLOB)
CARDIFF YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIA- TION. The annual meeting of the members of this highly useful institution was held at the rooms of the Association, in St. Mary-Street, on Tuesday last, Mr. John Cory, treasurer of the society, in the chair. The proceedings were opened by prayer offered up by the Rev. G. Howe, after which the fol- lowing report upon the position of the society during the past jeir was read by Mr. Kernick, the corresponding secretary: The Committee of the Young Men's Christian Asso. ciation, in presenting their third annual report to the members and the public, have much pleasure in congra- tulating them upon the present condition and prospect of the society. A term of years bag elapsed sufficient to shew that the efforts put forth for the establishment of the aociety were not mere casual or capricious impulses. The ultimate object of the association, viz., the mental and spiritual instruction of young men, baa never been lost eight of. The committee ha*e endeavoured to carry out the various means adopted at the foundation of the insti- tution, for the attainment of both these objects, without giving undue prominence to the one while neglecting the other. Your committee are sorry to have to acknowledge that while the inconveniences connected with the present reading-room, such as defective ventilation, &c., have been complained of, they have been unable to remedy them effectually; this has not, however, to any great extent, diminished the attendance at the reading-room, though it might have prevented many from becoming subscribers. They believe, however, that the choice and ample literary advantages afforded, are more than a compensation for these disadvantages. "The suggestion made in the report of fast year in reference to the library has been fully and completely carried out, during the last year,—from 300 to 400 volumes having beeu added to it, and a considerable number of these are entirely new works, of an instructive and entertaining character; this has naturally caused larger demand, so that 1200 volumes have been exchanged, being an increase of 500 volumes since the last anniversary. Through the exertions of the late librarian a catalogue has been pub- lished, which greatly facilitated reference to the library. The committee trust that the success which has attended this movement will be an incentive to further improvements in this direction. The evening lectures of the past year have been on the whole of lfigtl interest and usefulness; the gentlemen to whose kindness the society is thus indebted are entitled to its warmest thanks. The committee are glad to report favourably of the Bible-class, which has been ably conducted by Mr.White. The average attendance has been gratifying, and those who have been in the habit of attending value bighly the instruction there received. The committee con- sider the Bible-class one of the most important elements in the usefulness of the institution. The attendance has increased in consequence of a social tea meetings, held on the first Sunday in every month,—the expenses being de- frayed by voluntary contribution. The prayer meetings on Sunday evenings have been discontinued in consequence of similar meetings being held at the same time in nearly all places of worship in the town. At the Tuesday evening devotional meetings addresses have been given by various members, and your committee hope that the coming year will be marked by a larger attendance. The meetings of the discussion-class during the past year have been charac- terised by great interest and an increased attendance of young men, many of whom have acquired greater facility of expression, together with habits of close and consecutive thinking this class now numbers nearly forty members. -1 A collection was made after a sermon by the Rev. B. Grant, in October, for the purchase of reiigous tracts, a con- siderable number of which have been distributed any of the members may be supplied on application to the secretaries. "The experience of the past justifies the committee in auguring well for the future; they likewise feel that the moial power the association has acquired should be used as a means for enlarging its sphere of usefulness. It has been universally acknowledged that a large and well. conducted literary institution is wanted for the town, and your committee feeling it their duty to take the earliest step for supplying this important desideratum, have made the, preliminary arrangements for a new building, on the site of the Post-office, in St. Mary-street. "Au institution established under the auspices of this association would necessarily assure its freedom from political trammels, and secure to its members advantages such as kindred institutions alone afford. Like the Parent Society, its operations would be conducted on the most catholic principles; it "ould meet all the requirements of a reading public, and at the same time prove essentially a boon for young men during their leisure hours. Plans of the proposed building are now prepared, and are open to public inspection. The estimated cost is jEl500, including JE300 for furniture. Your committee would urge that much of the success of the undertaking will depend upon the standard of excellence aimed at. Spacious and well- ventilated rooms, baths, an extensive library, and the nucleus of a museum, will be indispensable requisites; and your committee feel assured that the public will heartily respond to the appeal of the association for the means of erecting an institution, which, it is hoped, will prove an honour and a blessing to the community." Mr. Roberts, the financial secretary, read the statement of accounts, which showed, amongst other items, that the proceeds of the soiree amounted to .£4 Os. 10d the receipts from lectures, JE52 7s. 3d.; from the excursion, £ 330 14s. 6d; subscriptions, £ 104 2s. Id.; donations in liquidation of debt jE13 15s. 6d.; the total receipts being 9245139.2d. On the other side, the expenses connected with the lectures had been JE55 5s. 5d.; the expenses of the excursion had been £ 19 2s. 6d.; purchases of books had amounted toJEl6Is.4d; periodicals, newspapers, &c., JE41 2s. 2d.; making, with the usual expenses of gas, rates, &c., a total expenditure of £247 1711. Sid., leaving a balance due to the treasurer of X2 4s. 6 id. On the proposition of tbe Rev. Mr. Howe, seconded by Mr. Lyndon, the report was adopted and ordered to be printed for circulation. Mr. Baker then proposed, and Mr. Spicer seconded, a vote of thanks to the treasurer secre- taries, and committee, for their services during the year, and nominated the following gentlemen, with power to add to their number, to form the committee for the ensuing year :-}(esøtl. Batchelor, Bishop, R. Cory, jun., J. Davies, Douglas, Jas. Edwards, Fawckner, Williams, Saunders G Herne, Watkins, T. White, Skirling, W.H.Thomas, and Lyndon treasurer, Mr. John Cory; secretaries, Messrs. S. P. Kernick and W. Roberts and also that the Revs. Messrs. Tilly, Howe, N. Thomas, and W. H. Morgan, be added to the list of vice-presidents. Approved of. The Rev. N. Tbomas moved, and the Rev. Mr. Carr seconded, That this meeting bails with satisfaction the efforts of the committee to advance the objects of the institution, by the erection of a building, calculated so materially to extend its sphere of operations, and pledges itself to make every effort in its power to secure the funds necessary for that purpose." The Rev. George Tilley supported the resolu- tion, which was carried without dissent. The Rev. H. G. Garrett proposed, and the Rev. J. Bond seconded, That a public meeting be speedily held, in order to introduce this matter to the notice of the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, which was unanimously carried." A vote of thanks having been given to the Chairman, the Rev. N. Thomas concluded by offering up a prayer.
CARDIFF POLICE,—TUESDAY, (Before J. H. Insole, and W. D. Bushell, Esqrs.) John Hopkins, 23, boatman, Whitemore-lane, charged with assaulting Sarah Hopkins, a girl living in the same neighbourhood, was discharged. Edward Hopkins, 35, plasterer, Bridgend, was fined 5s., for being drunk and incapable. James Wakeham, 28, assistant pilot, living in George. street, was fined 92 14s. for smuggling cigars. Emma Tansey, 20, Thomas-street, was charged with obstructing the footway in Bute-street, and discharged with a caution. WEDNESDAY. (Before the Mayor, and T. E. Heath, Esq.) Pietro Martinnitcb, a seaman charged with de3erting from the ship Stephano Flori, was ordered to be taken to the vice-consul. THURSDAY. (Before W. B. Bushell, and T. E. Heath, Esqrs). Michael Geary, 16, and John McCarthy, 15, tramps suspected of having stolen some wearing apparel found in their possession, were discharged. Hannah Driscoll, and Mary Hill, two women of the town, charged with obstructing the footway in Bute- street, was dismissed with a caution.—Elizabeth Evans, a woman of similar character, charged with stopping Pew-u-ln was also cautioned and discharged. William Falkener, seaman on the ship Eupatoria. was ordered to pay 6«. for being drunk and disorderly. "»d Thomas Anderson, also seamen for fighting in Bute-street, were fined 10s. each.-Ann Con- ncil, a trave ling hawker, was fined 5s. for being drunk and incapable in Crockberbtown. Two seaman named Dummonil and Legarde, charged with deserting the ship Admiral Cacy, were sent on board again. Thomas Davies, IS, pudler, John Hughes, 18, seaman, Wm. Evans, 17, seaman, Alfred Spurrion, 16, shoemaker, and James Wilson, 22, pudler, were charged with wan- dering in the streeets, and having no visible means of ob- taining support. The last named prisoner was discharged, and the rest were committed to prison for fourteen days with hard labour. Thomas Jones, tramping boiler-maker, charged with wilfully breaking a window in the house of Elizabeth Jones, Bute-street, was committed to prison for fourte en days.
MERTHYR AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. MAINE LAW. —On Wednesday, the 25th ult., ths Rev. Owen Jones, of Manchester, attended the Temperance Hall, on behalf of the United Kingdom Alliance, and delivered a lecture in favour of the Maine Law. Tbe hall was filled on the occasion the address of the rev. gentle- man was well received, and frequently applauded; and the meeting concurred in his views. VSSTRY MEETING.—A parish meeting for the appoint- ment of churchwardens and overseers, was held at the Vestry-room on Thursday, the 26th ult. At tbe same meeting, the appointment of Mr. W. R. Smith, as clerk to the Burial Buard, for two years, at a salary of £ 100 per annum, to include all legal charges, costs of coimying lands, Bec., was also taken into consideration and con- firmed. MERTHYR BOARD OF HEALTH. The usual mid-monthly meeting of the Merthyr Board of Health, took place on the 19th ult., when the following members were in attendance, viz., Mr. R. T. Crawshay, Chairman Mr. R. Forman, John Bryant, Edward Pur- chase, George Overton, John Jones, David Rosser, Wil- liam Evans. The surveyor presented his usual report, and the follow- ing orders were made in reference to the matters therein brought under consideration. On the motion of Messrs. Purchase and Bryant, it was resolved that leave be given to Mr. James Enol, to rebuild the Boot Ion, &c.,on his throwing back the building 14 inches further from the frontage than on the plan, and on his removing tbe horse- block from the property. In reference hereto, it was ordered, that the Clerk of the Brecknock Highway Board be written to, to make the approach to the new road at Pontttickill, asked for at a previous meeting. It was or- dered that Mr. John Morgan have notice to repair the road at Pontrhuu injured by him in hauling timber without wheels. On the suggestion of the surveyor, wrought iron litis were ordered for the bol-gratings, where cast iron ones had been previously used and broken. Leave to build was granted to Daniel Harris, 2 houses Pantscallog-road, pro- vided they were not built within 10 feet of the centre of the road; to Henry Burnell, one house Odessa-street; T. Davies, one bouse Russell-street Mre. Lloyd, one bouse, Victoria-street; Anoe Rees, one bouse, North.street; Jenkin Harris, two houses Pantscallog-road; Morgan Jones, two houses, New-street; Richard Williams, one house, New-street, Samuel Probert, two houses, George- street, Rees Lloyd, three houses, Francis-street, John Hughes, one bouse, White-street; J. Howells, two houses, Alma-street; Rev. P. Millea, to enlarge the Roman Catholic School. All these are in Dowlais. Also, in Penv- darran, to John Rosser, Mount Pleasant, one-house ditto, one house, Tramroad-side John Samuel, one-house, near Elim-chapel. Also, in Merthyr. to George Roberts, two houses, Twynyrodyn; W. Davies, five bouses, Thomas- street; Mrs. McCloud, one house, Thomas-stieet; John Giles, to enlarge his brewery. Leave to build 20 bouses at Penheol Ferthyr, and to widen the road thereat, was granted to the trustees of tbe Maerdy Estate. Permission was re- fused Henry Davies, to build a house on the watercourse. —Mr. Sibbering having complained of a lodgment of water at Ynysgau, caused by raising the level of the road, the surveyor was instructed to construct a 6-inch socket pipe, with a grating, to convey the water to the Taff.—The sur- veyor having reported that the Newport and Abergavenny Railway Company were not doing tbe work at Cefn Forest satisfactorily, it was ordered that the Railway Company be written to, demanding compliance with the arrangements between them and the Board.—Mr. Overton having sug- gested some alterations to Pont Rhun Bridge, Mr. Purchase was requested to meet the contractor on the subject, and to report the result to the Board. THE INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES reported a filthy gutter in Russell-street, Dowlais, and absence of privy accommoda- tion; a dirty gulley between Elzabeth and North.streets want of privies on the properties of Joseph Jones, Gwern- lIwyn, of Jeremiah Williams, Balaklava Road, of Mrs. Wm. Jones, Brecon Road, of Evan Lewis, Caepantywyll, and of Mrs. Abigail Thomas, Caedraw. He also reported a filthy channel opposite the Baily Glas beerhouse, Twynyrodyn; and suggested the necessity for repairing the road over the Cinder-tip, from the Glebeland to the Brecon Rosd. It was ordered that the ditch at the bottom of the town be cleansed. The question of increasing the salary of the surveyor was then brought forward, and it was resolved, that Mr. Harrison be appointed Surveyor to the Board, from the 1st of May next, for one year, at the rate of £175 a year, but subject to be terminated at any time during the year, by three months notice on either side, and in case no notice be given, that the engagement is to terminate on the 30th of April, 1858, but in case notice be given by the Board, such notice shall not be given in the months of November, December, or January. The Finance Committee, at a meeting held on the 2nd alt., present Messrs. Bryant, W. Evans, Jone. and Lewis, passed the following bills, viz.;—Thos. Jones, £2 la. 4d., D. Hulet, £1 6s. 8J., Shaw & Son, 183 George Sibbering, £15 14s. 7d., Giles Williams, £17 4s. 4d.. Johu Llewelyn, 10s., John Sue)ting,.E10 12s. Od., Will. Moses, 7s. 7d., John Griffith, £7" John Jones, £1 3s. Od. The Board ordered the payment of the above, as also Mr. Edw. Hyde's amount of £1 83.-This formed the principal business of the meet- ing, which was then adjourned. • MONMOUTHSHIRE ASSIZES. The commission for holding the assizes for this county was opened on Saturday last, the 28th ultimo, at the Shire Hall, Monmouth, and the learned Judge at- tended Divine service at St. Mary's Church on Sunday. Public business commenced on Monday morning. The calendar contained the names of eighteen prisoners, who were charged with the following serious offences:- Wilful murder, 3; manslaughter, 1; violation, 1; con- cealment of birth, 1; arson, 1; burglary, 2; assault and robbery, 8 forging an order, 1. CROWN COURT—(Before Mr. Justice Crowder.) ST. MELLONS.—THE EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE. Philip Lloyd surrendered in discharge of his bail to take his trial on a charge of committing a rape on the person of Mary Ann Williams, at St. Mellon's, on the 12th of December, 1856. Mr. Davies appeared for tbe prosecu- tion Mr. Skinner defended the prisoner. The particu- lars of the charge are too horribly disgusting for minute description. It will be sufficient to state that the prose- cutrix is a young woman aged 14, who had been living with the prisoner for three years as servant. The prisoner is a married man, living with his wife, who was described as a pretty young woman." According to the prose- cutrix's statement, the prisoner, by exhibiting a carving knife, and threatening to split her head open, forced her on on several occasions to yield to his wishes in the presence of his wife, and on one occasion he compelled his wife to sit on the bedside and hold a candle. On one occasion, according to the girl's statement, the wife was a consent. ing party. In a day or two after the prisoner turned his wife and the prosecutrix out of doors, and the prosecutrix went to her sister's and made the charge. A surgeon was then called in, but his evidence left it very doubtful whe. ther any rape had been committed. The prisoner, when charged with the offence, said it was all trumped up—that there was no truth in it, but it was all made up between his wife and tbe girl. —Mr. Skinner having addressed the jury on the extreme improbability of the charge, Mr. Jus- tice Crowder very carefully summed up the evidence.— The jury retired to consider their verdict, and returned in about ten minutes with a verdict of Not Guilty, on the ground that they did not believe the story told by the pro- secutrix. HIGHWAY ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE AT ABERGAVENNY. —William Dark, aged 26, labourer, and Mary Dark, aged 24, were charged with assaulting Henry Harris, and steal- ing from his person four £5 notes, three sovereigns, two half sovereigns, some silver, and other articles, at Aber- gavenny, on the 19th of November, 1856.—Mr. Cleave appeared for the prosecution; the prisoners were unde- fended.—It appeared that on the day in question the prosecutor, who was a farmer, had been attending the Abergavenny fair, and between six and seven o'clock in the evening he got upon his horse to proceed home, being a little the worse for drink. When he had gone about half a mile on the road, two women came up to him, one on each side of the horse, and took hold of the reins, and also of his coat, asking him to go down a lane with them. He struck them with hie stick, and one of them called out "Jem." The prosecutor was immediately knocked off his horse by the male prisoner, who knelt upon him and rifled his pockets. They then all three ran off together. The prosecutor swore positively to the identity of the two prisoners, and said he never had any doubt about it.—The male prisoner, who is a very powerful looking man, cross- examined the prosecutor with great acuteness, but for a long time was unable to shake his testimony. He, how- ever, persisted in his cross-examination, and eventually elicited that when the prisoners were first taken before the magistrate they were discharged, because there was no evidence against them. The prosecutor was present, but was not examined, though, as he now stated, he never had any doubt about their identity. This, however, was denied by the policeman, who said the prosecutor was not examined before the magistrate because he said he could not swear to the prisoners, but that as soon as they were discharged he said he was sure they were the parties. The prosecutor then went before a magistrate, and got a war- rant for their apprehension.—Mr, Justice Crowder said that under these circumstances he did not think it would be safe to convict the prisoners. His Lordship, therefore, directed the jury to acquit them, but warned them that they must be very careful of their conduct in future. Civil. COURT.—(Before Mr. Justice Willes and a Common Jury.) DALTONV. BATCHELOR AND ANOTHER.—Mr. Whateley, Q.C., and Mr. Gray, appeared for the plaintiff; Mr. Keating, Q.C., and Mr. Phipson, for the defendants,- The plaintiff in this action was by trade a painter, em- ployed chiefly in painting ships in the docks at Newport, and he sued the defendants, Messrs. Batchelor, timber merchants in the same place, to recover damages for a very serious injury occasioned by the negligence of the defen- dants' servants. It appeared that on the 7th of May, 1856, the plaintiff was passing along a public highway near the docks at Newport, and was obstructed by a load of timber which the defendants' servants were hauling from the docks into the defendants' timber-yard. When the plain- tiff came up the timber was stationary, but the defendants' foreman giving the order to move on, the timber-carriage started again, and the timber giving a sudden lurch, knocked the plaintiff down, and crushed his ancle in a frightful manner. The defendants' servants seemed more attentive to the timber than to the plaintiff, who was al- lowed to lie on the ground about 20 minutes before he was carried away and attended to. He was confined to his bed for two months, and for four months afterwards was unable to walk without crutches. The present action was then brought, but in the course of the evidence it appeared that the timber was not hauled by the defendants' servants, but by hauliers employed by a man named James, who was present at the time, and directing the operations. —Mr. Justice Willis said the haulier James was the party responsible for the manner in which the timber was moved. — Mr. Whateley said the defendants' foreman gave the orders, and the horses went on and he contended tbe defendants were liable for the act of their servant.—Mr. Justice Willes suggested that the facts should be put in the form of a special case for the opinion of the Court.— After some further discussion it was arranged that the plaintiff should be nonsuited, leave being reserved to the plaintiff to move the Court to enter a verdict in his favour for such sum as the learned judge should fix.—His Lord- ship then examined the surgeon, and having ascertained that the injury was not permanent, fixed the damages at £100.
SPEECH OF SIR JOHN PAKINGTON. Sir John Pakington, in returning thanks on Friday, at Droitwicb, for his unopposed return, stated that at the early stage of tbe question he was desirous of taking a more decided part with reference to the Chinese question, and that with that view he was in communication with his political friends, and had intended to bring forward a motion in connexion with it, "had I not in a most un- foreseen and accidental manner been forestalled by Mr. Cobden." The right hon. baronet continued—As an in- dividual member of the House of Commons, I, for one, will give in my adhesion to no man unless I have some security that the policy of yesterday will be the policy of to.day (cheers), and that he will act upon some definite principle, and not be guided simply by the expediency of the hour (hear, hear). If you look to the newspapers you will find that some candidates feel the awkwardutss of the position in which they are placed in consequence of the want of any fixed principles upon the put of the noble lord at the head of the government, so much that they are obliged to say to their constituents, « Well, it is true Lord Palmerston is not a reformer, but then he is open to pres- sure, and we will try to squeeze him into bringing for- ward a liberal measure of refurm' lhear, hear, and loud laughter.) • Then,' they add, • we admire his foreign policy' (hear). Now I for one have no faith in the foreign policy of the noble lord. I desire to see this country en- joy the blessings of a permanent and an honourable peace. Of such a peace I do not think there is much chance while Lord Palmerston continues at the head of affairs (hear). He has had much credit given him for the manner in which he conducted the Russian war, and I do not for one moment mean to deny that he is entitled to con- siderable merit upon that score. When he assumed the reins of office in 1855 he did, I admit, address himself to the prosecution of the war with great spirit, and his exertions were, as they deserved to be, crowned with success. But having made that admission, I trust I shall not be charged with a want of generosity when I state that in my opinion any British minister possessed of ordinary English pluck would have carried us success- fully through the Russian war at the time, and for this reason, that he would have been as Lord Palmerston was-thoroughly backed by the feelings of the English people (hear, hear). But the war having been brought to a close, we come to consider the peace by which it was concluded. At this point I am sorry to say that my praise of Lord Palmerston must terminate. I am not satisfied with that peace. I think it was effected in a blundering manner, and that after the capture of Sebas- topol we had a right to expect better terms than those which we obtained (hear). I think the negotiations at Paris were marred by three blunders, which are very discreditable to our representatives at those conferences. The first of those blunders was their utter neglect of the Asiatic side of the Black Sea, having taken no steps for the security of Turkey on that side; the second was that no security was afforded to the Circassians, who had struggled through prolonged contests with Russia —(hear, hear)—the third blunder to which I allude was, that no effectual means were taken for providing that the Russian forts in the Black Sea should not be re-erected, (near, hear). I hold that the negotiations at Paris were further marred by the attack which was made upon the freedom of the Belgian press—an attack to which no British minister ought to have lent himself, and by the most unwise, unjust, and unpatriotic abandonment of those maritime rights—hear, hear—in regard to countries engaged in war with England, which have always been regarded as one of our greatest bulwarks. Upon these grounds I am of opinion that we owe Lord Palmeraton no thanks for the negotiations which took place at Paris (hear, hear). But peace having been concluded, we all lighted our bonfires and sent up our fireworks, and rejoiced that, war being at an end, we should at length be able to attend to our domestic affairs, and to make rapid strides in the way of social progress. Also, we found that our fireworks were hardly extinguished before we became involved in three new quarrels (hear, hear). We have a quarrel with China; we were engaged in a most painful negotiation with Naples, in which we have only escaped war by eating dirt; and we were involved in a war with Persia. Do not these facts justify the opinion thi^t under the administration of Lord Palmerston we cannot hope for the enjoyment of anything like permanent peace t (hear). To the hostilities in which we are engaged with China I have already adverted. The papers in reference to the quarrel with Naples have been laid before Parlia- ment, aud I must say, having read them, that I think we were in that case guilty of the weakest and worst policy which any country can adopt—namely, that of showing our teeth when we could not bite (hear, hear). Our fleet actually went to the Mediterranean, but it was found that it would not do to send it to the Bay of Naples. Our ambassador was withdrawn from Naples, and we stand now in the position of having no diplomatic relations with that country. With respect to the war with Persia, as we had not the papers before us I cannot, of course, pro- nounce a decided opinion and whatever its merits might have been, it has fortunately been brought to a close. I shall next, as briefly as possible, advert to some of those domestic questions to which I trust we shall be enabled to turn our attention as soon as those foreign troubles have been terminated, and with which I have no doubt Lord Palmerston will have to grapple. Looking at the news- papers, and seeingthe addresses of the various candidates throughout the country, there can, I think, be no difficulty in coming to the conclusion that the question of the ballot must before long come in a very prominent manner under our consideration. This is a questiou of great interest and importance, and my opinions with respect to it are perfectly well known to you all. I have always been very decidedly opposed to the ballot, and I shall not now attempt to elicit cheer from you by Pretending that my opinions in this fulfil have of late undergone any change. I do not mean u K ii T H L?.not see many arguments in favour of the ballot. I hate bribery and corruption, I hate intimida- tion, and I may perhaps admit that the adoption of the bal. lot would to some extent prevent those evils; but I am, at the same time, of OpInIon that the great privilege of choos- ing a member to represent a constituency in parliament ought to be exercised freely and boldly in the face of day. What takes place at aristocratic clubs is no argument in this case. You may look upon a man as a snobbut you cannot well tell him so (a laugh). You exclude bim from your club by means of the ballot; but the same reasoning does not hold good In public affairs, and I am, therefore, opposed to the ballot, although I am by no means afraid of it (hear, bear). 1 have great confidence in those feelings of attachment to our constitution which animate the people of this country, and which would, I have no doubt, continue to animate them under all circumstances. I should not fear the ballot, then, although it were adopted to-morrow. I am opposed to it, because,upon principle, I disapprove of it (hear, hear). Another question which in my opinion will soon come prominently before parliament is the extension of the suf- frage. Upon this question I cannot speak so decidedly as I have done upon the ballot. It is perfectly idle to talk in British institutions of anything like finality (hear, bear). I hold that conservative opinions are compatible with tbe improvement and progress of those institutions. If I thought otherwise, I for one should not profess conserva- tive opinions (bear, hear). In these days of the steam. engine and of the telegraph, to contend that British states- men alone ought to stand still appears to me to be absurd (hear, hear). The line by which the two great political parties in the country seem to me to be separated is, that in the one party I see, or think I see, a tendency to unnecessary democratic innovation; while in the other I see a love of the monarchy, a love of the church, and of that principle of local self-government which I think ought to be adhered to and extended in England. To no detailed arrangement which shall carry out those three great general principles shall I, for one, offer any serious objection (hear, hear). When I speak of an extension of the franchise, I must frankly tell you I never approved of that change in the suffrage which was effected by tbe Reform Bill of 1832. It operates, in the arrangement of local districts, to too great an extent in favour of the party by whom it was brought about. As to the further extension of the suffrage, I can only say that there are many classes upon which I think it ought to be bestowed that do not now possess it, and to which the extension of it would be a step rather in a conser- vative than in a democratic direction. Upon tbe other hand, I am strongly opposed to dealing piece.meal with this great subject, and I for one am not prepared to disturb the act of 1832, unless great practical advantages should seem to me to be likely to be the result. I shall, however, give no pledge that would fetter me hereafter in the consideration of any change !n the suffrage which I may think would really tend to promote the general interest of tbe country (cheers.) There is another subject which at present occu- pies in no small degree the attention of the public, and with reference to which I should wish to make a few remarks. I allude to the abolition of church rates. This is a question which ought to be settled as soon as possible, inasmuch as it has been the cause of great discontent in the various parishes throughout the country. Now nobody can enter- tain more kindly feelings towards the dissentiog body than I do; but 1 must nevertheless say that in their opposition to church rates they are, in my opinion, wrong, and are acting upon entirely mistaken grounds. Church rates are almost invariably described as a heavy tax upon dissenters, but they are no more so in reality than tithes, or any other impost of that character. Church rates are a tax upon the land, and not upon the individual (hear hear), and from time immemorial the property of England has been subject to their payment. There is not a dissenter who does not pur- chase property subject to the tax, and, therefore, be has no morejright to be apked to be relieved from it than from the tithe, or any other rate which is levied in support of any oneof the great institutions of the country. At the same time, in order that those dissensions which exist with respect to the payment of church rates might as speedily as possible be put au end to, 1 should be glad to see such a compromise of the question effected-such a compromise, for instance, as would operate as an abandonment of the rate in the case of things which could not be regarded as essentials, while It would continue it for the support of the fabric of the church (hear, hear). I shall now, with your permission, say a few words on another subject, which i« of a somewhat more delicate nature than that to which I have just adverted— namely, the divisions which exist in the church itself. One. of the most respectable electors In this borough asked me iu the course of my canvass, whether, If I were appointed a minister of the crown, 1 would nominate high church bishops to any sees which might become vacant? Now, nothing is much more improbable than that I should again be placed in such a position; but if by any cnance I did become Colonial Minister, and should be called upon in the discharge of my duty to recommend certain episcopal ap- pointments, I should not—as I informed the gentleman whom I have just mentioned—exercise any power which I may possets in tbe nomination of member. of the extreme high church party (hear). I hive no sympathy with that party, and I will tell you frankly that I am one of those who approve of the appointments to biehopriCt which Lord Pal- merston has made (hear, hear). I rejoice to perceive the public feelings which these appointments have called forth. It is a proof that the protestant sentiment of England is sound at heart; but I may add that I do not think it is the part of a wise statesman to carry to too great an extent the principle of making the appointments of bishops from any extreme party whatever in the church (hear, hear). I have, I think, now adverted to those political questions which are of the greatest interest at the present day, but there remain other subjects to which 1 trust the attention of the new parliament will be earnestly directed—I mean those social questions which are calculated to produce the greatest effect upon the character and welfare of the people of this country. And I may say I allude more particularly to the want of education among the lower classes of the commu- nity the tendency to intoxication which unhappily pre- vails; and that which I believe to be reiult of both-the great prevalence and extent of crime. These three questions are so intimately connected that it is almost impossible to consider them apart from one another. Want of education leads to drunkenness, and drunkenness leads to crime. They are cause and effect. The intellectual being must have excitement of some description, and if you will not provide him with intellectual enjoyment, he will resort to eojoyuient of a less creditable and more dangerous charac- ter (heai). You must not be led away with the argument that it would cost too much money to educate the people, Depend upon it a well-conducted system of general instruc- tion might be made to a great extent self-supporting, and that your money cannot be more profitably spent than in educating those around you, and making them good mem- bers of society (hear, bear). But we have not only to con- sider how we are to prevent crime, but how to deal with it after it has been committed. With the measure which was passed in 1853, abolishing transportation and substituting penal servitude in its stead, I, from the very commence- ment expressed my dissatisfaction. It has, I am happy to say, been condemned, and government have introduced another measure upon the subject, which I hope will place the system of punishing crime in this country upon a sounder footing than that upon which it now stands. I must now apologize to you for having trespassed so long upon your attention (cheers). Looking to the future, I do not thiuk any one can pronounce with confidence what may be the result of this general election upon the policy of Eng- land. Lord Palmerston may succeed in forming a strong government, but you will find, if you look back into history, that the strongest administrations have been broken up rather by dissensions from within than by assaults from without. There was never a stronger government than that Lord Grey's appeared to be in 1834, yet it was broken up by internal dissension. The same fate awaited the administra- tion of Sir Robert Peel in 1845. Judging by the probable course of events, however, it is not likely that I shall soon return to solicit a renewal of your conBdence, either because of a dissolution or because of my having accepted office under the crown. My highest ambition is not to bold office; it is to maintain in public life a consistent and straightfor- ward course; and if I could believe that my exertions had contributed in any degree, however small, to effect the set. tlement upon broad and satisfactory grounds, even of the question of education, that would be the highest reward to which I should aspire. But whatever may be my fate in the future, I shall never cease to forget the kindness which I have this day received at the hands of the electors of D'oitw ch" (loud cheers).
ELECTIONS. SWANSEA BOROUGHS.—The election of a member of Parliament to represent the boroughs of Swansea, Looghor, Neath, Aberavon, and Kenfig, took place in the Guild- hall, on Friday last, at ten o'clock in the forenoon. Mr. Starling Benson nominated the late member, Mr. L. L. Dillwyn, and Mr. J. H. Rowland, of Neath, seconded the nomination, and there being no opposition, Mr. Dill- wyn was declared duly elected. In the evening a public dinner was given in the Assembly-rooms, to which Mr. Dillwyn was invited by his constituents, and about two hundred electors were present. BRECON ELECTION.-Colooel Watkins has been re- turned for the borough without opposition, though it was certain that if one of the Tredegar family had pre- sented himself he would have bad a triumphant majority in his favour. Colonel Watkins has offended many of his radical friends by voting against Mr. Ltcke King's motion for the extension of the franchise. CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS ELECTION.—The election of a member of Parliament for the representation of the united boroughs took place on Friday last, at the Guild- hall, Carmarthen, and passed off with the greatest cor- diality and good feeling. Captain J. G. Phillips, R.N., as a warm supporter of Lord Palmerston's Government, proposed the re-election of Mr. David Morris, and the nomination was seconded by C. W. Nevill, Esq., Llan- nelly. In the evening a large party of the electors dined together at the Assembly Rooms. CARMARTHENSHIRE.—D. A. S. Davies and David Jones, Esqrs., were on Tuesday re-elected. The nomina- tion took place at Llandilo. PEMBROKESHIRE.—On Tuesday Lord Emlyn was re- turned without opposition for the county and Sir John Owen for the Boroughs. RADNORSHIRE—Sir John Walsh, Baronet, the late member, was returned for the county on Tuesday last without opposition, at Presteigne.—The Chancellor of the Exchequer was returned on Saturday last for the Radnor Boroughf, also without opposition, at New Radnor. SOUTH SHROPSHIRE.—The Honourable Robert Wind- sor Clive, of St. Fagan's Castle, near Cardiff, and Lord Newport have been re-elected for South Shropshire. HEREFORD CITY ELECTION.—The two Liberal candi- dates-Lieut.-Col. Clifford, who has represented the city about 10 years, and George Clive, Esq., who was elected some six weeks ago-were allowed to walk in without any opposition on the part of the Conservatives on Friday morning last. BATH.—At the close of the poll on Friday the second seat was claimed by both parties, the Liberals asserting a majority of seven for Tite, and the Conservatives a majority of three for Way. The official declaration, which took place on Saturday, was therefore looked for with anxious interest. The numbers were announced as follows :— Sir A. H. Elton (Liberal) 1243 Mr. Tite (Liberal) .» 1200 Mr. Way (Liberal Conservative) 1197 Mr. w ay in addressing tne electors, declared that he should be member for Bath within two months, as he was determined to have a scrutiny. MONMOUTH ELECTION.—The nomination of a representa- tive for the Monmouthshire boroughs, comprising Monmouth, Newport, and Usk, took place in the first mentioned town on Friday, at noon. The only candidate was Mr. Crawshay Bailey, of Nantyglo, a Conservative, who was proposed by Mr. Samuel Homfray, of Tredegar, seconded by Mr. Thomas Dyke, of Monmouth, and declared duly elected. REPRESENTATION or FALMOUTH.—We regret to learn that the Liberal candidates in opposition to Mr. Howel Gwyn, of Duffryn, near Neath, in this county, having canvassed the ground and secured the votes previous to his visiting his con. stituents, that gentleman has retired, not wishing to disturb the borough.-Cambrian. °
The Clarendon Hotel in Bond-street was nearly burnt down on Wednesday. Earl Malmesbury has written a severe letter to Lord Palmerston, commenting on the address he issued to his constituents at Tiverton. The ceremony of installing the Very Rev. Henry Alford, the newly appointed Dean of Canterbury, took place on Tuesday at the cathedral. Messrs. Stuckey and Co., of Bristol, have again this year added a per centage to the salaries of their clerks, in order to make up for the income-tax they have to pay. At Derby assizes, a case of breach of promise of marriage "Taylor v. Foulkes" was tried. The plain- tiff was a dressmaker at Crich, and the jury consoled her by a verdict with,2125 damages. Those who intend exhibiting at the forthcoming Royal Agricultural Society's Meeting, at Salisbury, would do well to remember that no entries of imple- ments can be made after the first of May, nor of cattle after the first of June. PROROGATION OF CONVOCATION.—His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, attended by the Vicar- General, Dr. Twiss, at Westminster, on Wednesday se'nnight, dissolved the Convocation of the prelates and clergy of the province of Canterbury. The writs for the ensuing Convocation are returnable on the 1st of May. BRISTOL AND SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—The Gloucester Town Council, and the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Com. pany, have presented memorials to the Government against this proposed railway. The principal ground of opposition is that the steamers or steam-bridges which will ply across the Severn at the New Passage will interfere with the free naviga- tion of the river. The idea is, however, perfectly absurd. Steam-bridges ply across the Royal harbours at Portsmouth and Plymouth, one from each side every five minutes, and although those harbours are full of shipping at anchor and under sail, no inconvenience is created. HOLLOWAY'S PILLS, an effectual specific for nervousness debility, and lowness of spirits.—The extraordinary regene. rating effects produced by these invaluable pills are truly astonishing; they act in such a peculiar manner on the eye. tern, if taken according to the directions given, that nervous irritabibility is quickly allayed, the tone of the stomach strengthened, the digestion improved, a freedom of circu. lation promoted in the blood, and the most robust health is thereby attained. Persons of studious and sedentary habits being liable to these complaints, should take Holloway's Pills, which are considered the greatest blenuDgi ever dis- covered,
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. PERSIA, CHINA, INDIA. TRIKSTK, Sunday, March 29. The steamer America arrived here to-day at 2 p.m. from Alexandria, which port she left on the 24th. The India mail was to leave Alexandria on that day with advices from Hongkong to Feb. 15 Calcutta, Feb. 23; Madras, March 1; Bombay, March 5; and Bushire, Feb. 15. PERSIA. On the 8th of February a force under General Outram obtained a signal victory at Khoobhah over the Persians, who were commanded by Soojah-ool- Moolk. On the 3d of February an expeditionary force of 419 cavalry, 4,300 infantry, and 18 guns left Bushire. In 41 hours they reached the Persian in- trenchments at Boorazjoon. a distance of 46 miles, whence the enemy retreated to the mountains, aban- doning their stores and amunition, all of which were destroyed i two days after the troops commenced their return march. An ineffectual night attack was made by the enemy. At daybreak on the 8th the Persian army, about 6,000 strong, with five guns, was attacked by the British cavalry and artillery, and totally routed. The enemy lost 700 killed, 100 pri- soners, and two guns. Our total loss consists of 10 killed and 62 wounded. Lieutenant Franckland was killed; Captain Forbes, Captain Mockler, and Lieu- tenant Greentree were wounded. The expedition re- turned to Bushire on the 10th of February. CHINA. In China, with the exception of an attack on the junks in the Canton River, no further active opera- tions had taken place. Admiral Seymour was at Hongkong, waiting for reinforcements. The trial of Allum and his fellow-prisoners had resulted in a ver- dict of «• Not Guilty;" A telegraphic message received ) at Bombay from the authorities of Calcutta states4hat the Emperor of China had sent order* to Yeh to con- elude peace on any terms. INDIA. Disturbances have taken place in Pegu. Ther are unimportant, but they led to a skirmish with the troops. The Madras Exhibition was opened by Lord Harris on the 8th of February. Meetings had been held at Calcutta to petition Parliament against the regulations of the new Penal Code, subjecting Euro- peans to the jurisdiction of the Company's Courts.
SBRIOUS ACCIDENTS IN THB BRISTOL RIVER.—On Tuesday the Mary Ann Peters, a vessel of 650 tons re- gister, formerly engaged in the American emigration trade, but recently purchased by Messrs. Breiford and Dyer, African merchants, as a store vessel on the coast of Africa, grounded in the Bristol river just outside the lock gates. The Mary Ann Peters left the basin, it is stated, about three minutes before the time of high water. She passed through the small lock, and then turned sharply round towards the Rouuham side of the ferry. There is a bank of gravel, or "hard" as it is termed, Jyiog there, and over this the vessel dragged, till at last sbe hdng fast on the centre of the bank formed by the ferry slip on tbe Rouuham side. The tide by this time bad begun to ebb, and notwithstanding the topmasts, &c., were almost im- mediately cut away, with tbe view of lightening her, the unfortunate ship continued to settle down more and more into the berth in which she lay. Lighters were then pro- cured, and a considerable portion of her cargo taken out in the hope of floating her at the evening tide; but although the most strenuous efforts were made for the pur- pose they were useless, the vessel not shifting her position. On Wednesday morning another trial was made, but there being two feet less water than on the previous day, this algo was unsuccessful, and it is feared that several days will elapse before she will be floated. The vessel is very much strained, so that if the subsequent efforts to float her should prove successful, she will not in the opinion of nautical men, be worth the expense of repairing. The Mary Ann Peters was very deeply laden, and had on board a most valuable general cargo consisting of rum, tobacco, &c., all of which, it is expected, will be saved without much damage, the vessel making but little water. The loss is estimated at least at from £4000 to JE5000, but the amount is fully covered by insurance. On Wednesday morning another large vessel, named the Moselle, the pro- perty of Messrs. R. and P. King, and likewise destined for Africa, grounded twice in attempting to go down the river, but fortunately, by tbe aid of powerful toge, she was got off and brought back to the basin without having sus- tained any damage. The Jesse, a small vessel laden witb iron pipes, for Gottenburg, also grounded on the sill of the lock at Bathurst basin, where ahe still lies, and it is feared will not be got off until her cargo is taken oat. CHURCH RATES.—The following appeal has been issued by the committee of laymen, signed in their behalf by John M. Knott, Hon. Sec., 16, Manchester- buildings, Westminster:—"Electors of the United Kingdom, you are asked, while you uphold the Church of England, to abolish church rates. The Committee of Laymen, at the present crisis, feel it their duty to bring the following facts and reasons be- fore you:—1. The loss of annual revenue by the abolition of church rates may be estimated at £350,000. It is said that this may be made up by voluntary contributions. Experience does not war- rant this. The churches in parishes dependent on voluntary support are many of them miserably ne- glected. Whence are new funds to come, especially in country parishes ? 2. But why abolish church rates ? The answer of your opponents is, because so many parishes object to levy them. But, observe, there are about 12,000 parishes in England and Wales. Returns recently made to parliament, from 9428 parishes, show that out of that number, 8274 have not refused, and continue to collect, the rate— only 415 refuse it.* If, therefore, in 95 out of every 100 parishes the rate is collected, are 8000 parishes to be despoiled because 400 parishes in England and Wales refuse ? Is this reasonable or just ? 3. It is asked, Why not, for the sake of peace, give up church rates ? Our reply is, because we must make provision for the religidus worship of those who can- not provide it for-themselves. But we cannot have public worship without churches, nor the ordinances of religion without sufficient provision for them. If the object be to overthrow the Established Church, let that object be avowed. If the Church is to be up- held, church rates must continue. Of the remaining parishes 287 have estates or other sources of support; and 298—many of them town parishes—are maintained by various expedients until the law is made effective. In a few parishss rates are only partially collected; while some who had formerly refused have subsequently, granted the rate- One hundred and twenty-five consist of replies diffi. cult to understand. If among the remaining 2500 parishes(from which there are no returns) there be any which have refused the rate, it seems scarcely probable that a return of that fact would have been neglected.
A surprising cure of asthma of 18 years' standing, witb wasting of flesh.—Extract of a letter from Mr. Johnson, Henley-on-Thames, Jan. 10th, 1850.—"To Mr. Lambert, chymist, 20, Jermyn-street, Haymurket, Londoo.—Sir,—It is with the greatest pleasure that I write to thank you for the wonderful benefit I have derived by taking Lambert's Asthmatic Balsam; which has completely cured me of an asthma of 18 years'standing. For the last four years my cough has been so distressingly bad that if 1 attempted to lie down I was in fear of being suffocated, and I became almost a skeleton from loss of flesh; last month I was in such a dreadful state that my medical attendant gave up aU hope of me. I bad tried almost every advertised remedy without receiving any benefit. I at last was recommended u° 8l*e Probert s Asthmatic Balsam a trial. I purchased a bottle from Mr. Kinch, chymist, of this town. The first dose gave me relief a few minutes after taking it, and in a few weeks by it, with the bussing of God, I was restored to neaitn and strength; I am now as robust as I was when tiurty years of age, and as well able to walk as ever I was in "J N I_ Me recomniended and given it to many persons, and all have derived the same benefit as 1 did myself. I sincerely hope that all persons suffering from cough or asthma will hasten to recover the invaluable blessing of health by giving Lambert's Asthmatic Balsam a fair trial. Those who are subject to, or suffering from, bronchitis should immediately take a few doses of this wonderful medi- cine. Sold by all Druggists and Booksellers, in bottles at 13Ad.. 2s. 3d.. or 4s. 6d. Du Barry's delicious Revalenta Arabica Food invariably restores health, without medicine, inconvenience, or expense, as it saves fifty times its cost in other remedies, and removes indigestion (dyspepsia), flatulency, constipation, nervous, biliouc, and liver complaints, cough, asthma, consumption, and debility. We extract a few out of the 50,000 testimo- nials of cures which had resisted all medicine. Cure No. 4208: "Eight years' dyspepsia, nervousness, debility, with cramps, spasms, and uauses, have been effectually removed by Du Barry's delicious food in a veiy short time. Rev, John W. Flavell, Ridtiogton Rectory, Norfolk."—Cure 52,612: Rosstrevor, county of Down, Ireland, 9 December. 1854. The Dowager Countess of Castlestuart feels induced, ( in the service of suffering humanity, to state that Du Barry's excellent Revalenta Arabica Food has cured her, after all medicines had failed, of indigestion, bile, great nervous- ness, and irritability of many years' standing. This food deserves the confidence of all sufferers, and may be consi- dered a blessing, Enquiries will be cheerfully answered. < Supported by testimonials from the celebrated Professors « of Chemistry, Dr. Andrew Ure, Dr. Shorland, Dr. Harvey, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Gattiker, Dr. Wurzer, Dr. Ingram; Lord Stuart de Decies, the Dowager Countess of Castle Stuart, 1 Major-Gen. Thomas King, and many other respectable persons, whose health has been restored by it, after all other « means of cure had failed. For further particulars respect- ing this invaluable Food, our readers are referred to ru Barry's advMtMement in another pin of this paper •
LONDON MARKETS. CORN-KXCHANGE, MOKDAT, Barley and osts were plentiful last week, but other spring corn and wheat were in moderate supply. The exporte were 1.200 quarters of wheat, 518 quarters of barley, 250 quarters of oate, 230 quarters of besns, 230 quarters of maize, and 1,870 sacks of flour. The arrivals of bome-nown wheat were 5,507 quarters, of foreign only 3,609 quarter*. The morning supply from Kent and Essex was fair, and fii better condition, but universal dullness prevailed, end though select parcels were a little cheaper, the general runs eould n«t be sold freely at 2s. per quarter abatement, A emilar declioe was noted on uew foreign and low Hus8ian qualities, the scarcity of fine samples kesping them nominally at the same prtee. Of flour the arrivals from the country were 10,850 sacks, with 335 sacks from abroad. Trade was very heavy. Nor- folks were reduced to 389. and 39. and American declined Is. to 2s. per barrel. Foreign barley Wat abundant, there being 16,921 quar- ters; but the English amounted to only 978 quarters. The latter, however, was a slow sate At Ir. to 2s. lesa money, and foreign was reduced 2a. to 3s. per quarter. Malt participated in the generet dnMneM, end was h. per quarter cheaper. Of oats there were only 40 quarters of Scotch, and 844 quarters of English from Ireland1 there were 3,013 quar- ten, and the continent, 21,841 quarters. Factors could only sell at It. ebatement on all qualities, and this reduction was occasionally exceeded for low sorts. Of English beans there were 753 quarters, of foreign only 155 auMrttrg. Of peas there were but 103 quarters native, and 125 quarters from Konigsberg. Both these pulse ware about IF. per quarter in buyers, favour. Linseed with only 210 quarters titited, barely maintained its price. In cloverseed there was rather more doing, but at rather easier rates, though stock* ate light. Trefoil was somewhat cheaper, as well as tares. Hemp- seed, mustsrd, canary, and other seeds unaltered. s. I a. ff., Wheat English. 48 66 ) White Peaa 37 41 Rye. 30 40 I Gray Peas 36 39 •ar'ey 30 40 Oats (Potatoe) 23 Malt 62 78 Ditto (Feed) 22 24 I Beans.32.34 Flour 39 66 17 LONDON OATTLE.MARKET.-M.MMY. The arrival of cattle and sheep into the poM ot London from ,tile continent during the past week hai been limited. The Custom-house return gives an entry of 405 oxen and cows, 822 calves, and 1134 sheep, making a total of 1761 head, against 547 head at the corresponding period of last year, wheD, the return was 309 oxen, 98 calves, and 140 sheep. The supply of meat at market to-day was much about the asrne as of late, and the trade ruled generally dull, at last Friday!s prices. The best description of beasts fetched 4s. iOd., and South Down sheep 5a. lOJ. The accounts received from the country report keep to be very plentiful. B«ef 3s 6d 4«10d f Teal 4s 8d 5s 8d Mutton 4s 4d 5sIOd | Pork 4s 6d 5s 6d THE METAL TRADE.—SATURDAY. COPPER.—Vague rutnours circulate respecting large orders likely to be placed in the market shortly: from what authority it has proceeded remains for the present un- known. We should be only too happy to be able to an- nounce the sale of 500 tons or upwsrds to the Government, the East India Company, or anywhere out of the ordinary channels, as this would very much relieve the market, and greatly assist those who bold any large quantity, and are compelled from fear. of offending the united body of smel* ters, to adhere to fixed rates. At the same time it is ne- cessary to receive such reports with caution, and not reckon upon uncertaiatiea. The demand continues extremely limited, and, as a criterion, the opinion entertained by buyer* mxy be gathered from the fact of their declining to buy eyen considerably under nted quotation*. Large quan- tities were purchased for France and India at the late prices, sufficient to keep them supplied for some little time to court*. The Birmingham consumers are disinclined to keep stock beyond present requirements. The falling of the standard, although not openly acknowledged by the smelters as material, doubtlesa is regarded differently by buyers. IRON.—8ome ofthe makers of first quality English b*r are willing to accept aC7 128. 6d., fob. at the works, while others. will- stand out for 47 15s. and £ 8 but this is io- variably the custom amongst certain bouses j they bold out to the utmost for their own prices, and never think of gi'ioK at dull seasons the beuefit to buyers. The indififereoce about taking orders manifested by these men of high standing does not always accord with their position, and as long as they continue in the trade they should not forget their calling. Courtesy is due to one and all, and to say the leillt, ought to be shown by those who expect respect. Ordinary brands are selling at C7 10s., buyers limited. Shipments, of Staffordshire qualities to India are leas than the average, but to America a fair trade Is going on* There are stiit buyers of old rail at aC5 10s. per ton; sellers quote f5 12s. 6J. to 95 15, double headed section. Swedish bars scarce, and principatty held fronk 415 10.. to £ 15 15s.; fine sizes, picked from assortments now in stock, jE16 10.. to jci7. In Scotch pigs there hse been a quiet but steady market, prices varying between 75a.. 6d, to 74s. 90!x closing price 75s. cash, mixed numbers, g.m.b., f.o.b. in the Clyde. TIN -English is without alteration in fixed rates. Banca, in small lots, has beeu sold at £151., Straits, both on tbe spot and for arrival, has been offered under former rates. TiN PLATES.—-Manufacturer* are not busy. — Mining Journal. PRICES OF METALS, PRES. &e. £ s. d. g a. d laoN— Bars, Welsh, in London ..ton 810 0— 8 15 0 Ditto, to arrive 8 10 0- 0 0 0 Nail rods 9100—0 0 0 Bars, Staffordshire, in London 9 0 0—10 10 0 Nail Rods ditto 9 7 6—10 0 0 Hoops ditto 10 0 0-11 0 Sheets (single) 11 0 0-1110 0 Pig, No. 1, in Wales »* 4 10 0— 5 0 0 Refined metal, ditto 5 10 Bars common, ditto 712 6- 7 15 0 Ditto, railway, ditto 7 17 6-80 0 Ditto, Swedish, in London la 0 0—17 10 0 Pig,No.1, Clyde 316 0- 3 16 » Dittog in Tyne and Tees 3 11 0- 3 15 0 Ditto, forge 3 10 0- 0 0 0 Staffordshire Forge Pig. 4 15 0—5 0 0 Welsh Forge Pig 3 15 0— 4 0 0 Stirlingts Non-laminating, or Hardened Surface Rail 9 0 0— 9 2 0 Stirling's Patent in QIasgow. 5 5 0— 0 0 0 Toughened Pigs < inWales. 4 0 0— 5 5 0 Indian Charcoal Pigs in London 7 10 0— 0 0 0 Wetterstedt's Pat. Metal.cwt. 2 9 0— 0 0 0 STEHL-Swediah keg ton 22 0 0-22 10 0 Do. faggot 23 0 0- 0 40 English, Spring. 1 S i 0-23 0 0 SrBLTB*—On the spot. per ton 31 I) 0-31 10 0 Ditto, to arrive. 30 17 6-31 0 0 ZUfO-ln sheet 35 0 0- 0 0 0 Corraa—Sheets,sheathing 8c bolts..lb. 0 13—0 0 0 Bottoms. 0 1 4- 0 0 0 Old copper. Best selected tonl38 0 0- 0 0 0 Tough cake.ton.135 G' 0- 0 0 0 Tile .135 0 0- 0 0 0 South American 0 o 0-0 0 0 Yellow Metal Sheathing .lb. 0 t 1J. o 0 0 LKAD—Pig ton. 23 10 0-24 10 0 Sheet. 24 10 0-24 16 0 Red lead 26- -0 o- o 00 White do 27 0 0-28 10 a Patent Shot 27 0 0— 0 0 II Spanish, in bond 23 5 0—83i0 0 Atnerican none. TIM—Ploek 116 0 0— 0 0 0 0 Refined ..151 0 0— 0 0 0 Banca 150 0 0—151 0 0, TIN PLA.T&s-lCCoke .box 114 6-115 6' IX ditto 2 0 6—2 1.6 IC Charcoal 2 0 0« 8 1 » IX ditto 8 6 0—2 7 0 Canada plates.ton 16 0 0—16 10 0 per lb. 0 1 9—0 0 0 MANOANESM.—Oround .per ton 616 0— 7 8 0 Glessen Lnmp 550-5 10 0 Nassau ditto 410 0- 0 0 d 1
FROM FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED. Henry Blytou, York-terrace, Ratcliffe, clothier BANKRUPTS. John Marshall, Reading and plswhere, coal merchant Benjamin Smith, Whitechapel-road, licensed victualler Joseph Skinner, Great Jamea-st., Bedford-row, auctioneer Hilyard Nichols, Bedford, corn merchant William Dickens Eves, Seven Sistecs-road, Holloway &ad Old-street, victualler James Long, Portsea, rag merchant Thoma. Brooke Wavell, Adams-court, Old Bioad-streets bill broker George Lashmar, Brighton, seed crusher Andrew Hind, Pleasant-row, Peotonville, teadealer Solomon Solomon, Strand, tailor James Stevens Tripp, Lombard-street-chambers, dealer ill mining shares William Jeffcoat, King's Heath, Worcester, baker James Smith, Walasll, marine storedealer Chiilcs Jtoiei, Loughborough, victualler J Uliam Mee, Leicester, hosiery manufacturer Thomas Dilldti, Halifax, boot maker John Stewart, Preston, iroufounder Jonathan Wright, Burnley, shoemaker Edward Watmough, Manchester, draper Benjamin Horaby, Hoylake, Cheshire, hotel-keeper John Joues Roberts, Liverpool, metal broker FROM TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE. BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED.. George Baskervslle, of Talk-on-the-Hill, Staffordshire, >» keeper BANKRUPTS. Robert Clinch, Salisbury, livery-stable keeper Henry Faitbfull, Woodstock road, Blackwall, shipownef Jonathan Hanbury, Brenchiey, Kent, grocer J (hn Timmic, Lelleshsll, Shropshire, timber merchsnt John Richards, Aberystwith, draper Henry Mundy, Gloceater, ironmonger Sarah Roach, Merthyr Tydvil, carrier Uriah Wimpenny, Almondbury, Yorkshire, woollen eio manufacturer John Hanson and James Walker, Sheffield, coach bnild' Richard Jones, Newton, Montgomeryshire, flannel naanui turer JobQ Stuart, Preston, ironfounder 1.-