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1 THE €^tMM&LAJ¥» SWANSEA, FRIDAY, March 30. "v" SHIP NEWS. ARRIVED, the Expedition, Hawkins, from Bristol, with sundries; Tillers, Dalton; Wilson, W alters; and Hammond, Han- come, from Fal mouth, with copper ore Meruiaid, Harbier, from Newport and ihree Friends, Union, from Padstow, with slate; lanny »ud Betty, Jones and Beaver, Gbldworthv, from Aberys- vith Prince Edward, Corinick, froin Milfoid Alfred, Croker; and Summer, Thomas, from Cork;Abeona, Bry- ant, from Waterford William, Anderson,-frpui Wexford Molly, Union, from Watchet; Pelican, Hicks, from Ilfra- combe Roebuck, Evans Endeavour, Be van Catherine, -l *UiS? 5 Mary, Mudge Recovery,: Knowfcs; and Swal- iow, Tyack, from Bideford; Verms,. William- from New- PQrt; Agenora, Lab art; John and Matdcfa, Thomas; and John and Betsy, Llovd, from Padstow John and Elizabeth, J"8 ».- John,M'lJonald j Sisters, Price; Swan, Dallinu; Mary, Rowe, from St. Ives John, Me.luish and I5i- i§ence, Penhorwood, from Appledore; Betsy, Barrett, rotn Gloucester; Betsy, Rain, from Barnstaple; and y*}dy, Williams, from Minehead, all in ballast. .vleare'd out, March" 23, the Phcpnix, Diamond, for Bris- w ith sundries; Pel lew, Ley; John and Mary, Marshall; y ^P'eious, Lowering; Wate-rmouth, Cutlitf, for Ilfracombe; Mdustry, Salt, for Fowey Union, Re'es, for Truro; Speed- well, Batten, for Bridgewater; and Fanny, Owen, for St. Aves^; with coal and culm--— £ 4, Joseph and Ann, Warren, *or Guernsey Nancy and. Mary, Spragner and Good In- Curtis, for Plymouth Cotton, Hockin; and Henry Elizabeth, Walter, for Bideford Peggy, Lobb, and Providence, Jonesy for St. Ives,-with coals.—26.. Bedford, ^icholl; Providence, Phillip and Penrose; Rogers, for I 'yuiouth, with culm Belmont, Watkins and Rebecca, *rwuig, for Ilfracombe; Swallow, Taylor, tnid Diligence, f-'avies, fbr St. Ives Hope, Morris, and Venus, Williams, *or Waterford; Sally, Carney, and Birmingham, Gill, for Plymouth i dlers, Dalton, and Brothers, Dalton, for Tru- Jo; Diana, Foss, for Cork; and -Fanny and Betsy, .Tories, Aberystwith, with coals.—ft; Fanny, Williams, for Glc- eester, with copper; Ann, Stevens, for Plymouth* with oak oark; Agennia, Lobbett,; Abeona,Bryant;' Prince William, Connack and-.Srideavour, Jones, for 'Waterford; ■Summer, ihoma.s, for Cork; Amelia, Ninnis; BeaVer, Gbldworthy Harmony, Tugker Plenipo,, M.olland; Tvyo 'Brothers, Ed- wards; Lovely Emily, Fydell; and Ann and Susan, for St. Ives Pomona, Bowcteii; Harford, Walters; Three Sisters, ,ey > and Pelican, Hicks, for Ilfracombe Endeavour, Da- jvies, for Clovelly -"Countess o'f 'MexborOugh, 'Hernaman, •Iruro; Good Hope, Gabb Endeavour, Beavan; Nightin- gale, Parsons; John and Elizabeth, Lobbett; John and ^etey, Lloyd; Squirrel!, Tossill; and Fortitude, Jenkins, Bideford; John and Matilda, Tonikin, -for Pati-tow Ann and Fanny, Thomas; and Two Brother^, Join; tor Pwlhelly, with -co^ls and culm.—29. Cardiff Cestte, Jen- k1'4s, for Bristol, with sundries. William and Jane,-Roberts; Jidus, Biddett; Stag,Thompson and Mpunt Gaipin, N<>( I, for St. lyes; Gnoll Castle, Sanders, for Plymouth; Mnrn- ing Star, Parry, for Carnarvon Christian, Vine., for Dart- mouth; Bird, Parrott, M'or Bridgewater; Swan, DaJhng; an^ J0hn,,Nicholl, for Barnstaple, w;th coal and culm. • The Venus, Davi'qs,.from Swansea, with coals, for Pen- zance, reported to have been captured by a French priva- teer, (as mentioned in out last paper) arrived last week at ft. Ives, from whence she sailed for St. Michael's Mount. Llattsher.—Arrived^, the Mary, Jqnes, from Tmr'o; and rt° i' 0°^' b'0|n Ilfracombe, with copper ore for Pen- ciawdd Castlemalgwin, Evans, from Cardigan; Eliy,abetji, fiaghes, andGreentield, Timbfirlake, from Amlwch Elim- °eth, Rees,.A,nn and Mary, Griffiths, and Providence, 'l)a- "Hes» from Fishguard John and Ann, Lewis, and Elizabeth, ■Harris, lrom Newport; Brothers, Dempsy, from Kinsale, and Fame, Corbett, from Ilfracombe, all in ballast. Sailed, the Union, Roberts, and Swallow, Tyack, for Ives; OakweH, Jones, for Ilfracomb; Castlemalgwin, i-vans, for Youghall Elizabeth, Hughes, from Almwch Ann and Mary, Griffith, and Elizabeth, Ilees, for Wexford, "With coals. Neath.—Arr'n.^d, the Trial, Symons, from Bristol; with sundries Latp'a, Fleming; Joseph and Mary,- Fishley -fortitude, Vivian and Clulow, Rice; from St. Ives, -with Copper ore; Ann and William, Richards, from Fowey, with "Our and hoops; Fpnmon Castle, James, from Aberthaw, wfth- corn and Charming Peggy, Griffiths, from Minehead, wiHi malt and flour. ■ ■° Cleared out, the Ferrett, Huglies, for Newnham, with Copper. Maria, Griffiths, for Liverpool^ with timber, &c. ^nza Ann, Rees„ for London; and Trial, Symons, for JonstoV with, tinned- plates; Friendship, -Reynolds;; Nancy, ^levarthin and Ayr, Grenfell, for St: Ives; Ann, Crock- «r 5 and^GoQd Intent, Wheddon, for Watchet; Bristol ir^der,- Jones, for Cardigan Richard and Mary* Sinnett, or Looe; Neptune, Davies, for Minehead; Joseph ^nd f -/• i'lshley, for Ilfracombe; Fonrnon Castle, James, fQr Aberthaw Ann, Atkinson, for Lyme Dart, Jarmond, le «Sie' ^jake, for Dartmouth William and Sally, Bew- nyi'' n Uncrigfit, Bowman and Heart of 1Y *» "errott, for Cork Swan, Rees, for VVatcrford and ispatc-li, Cantwell, for Dungarvan, with coal and culm. r, —Arrived, the Hebe, Harris; and Prudence, I n 1lds' fro.1H Bristol, with sundries Bridgewater, Tea- ve 5 and .Friends, Finne.'from Bridgewater, with elm tiiu- TVT^fi John; Jones, from Newport, with bloom iron; elty aij(] Mary, Williams; and Nancy, Griffiths, from w^pdrt, (Cardiganshire)with slates Hop's, Moore, from usidei with cattle and ballast; Three Brothers, Wescott, from Falmouth Betsy, Harding, from Bristol; Queen, Jeb- Mar-V' 1 '101nas, from Plymouth Four Friends, ? iT'n m Cork 5 and Bideford, .Ttiylor, from Kinsale, all. in ballast. Saile-d, tlyp-Stert, Pettigrew, for London; and Jane, Evans, ior Dublin, with bar iron; Betsy, Hardintr, for Padstow, swidries ir0n aud ClmrWlin'g Peggy> i'01' Bristol, with anjar"lar^ien'—Arrived, the Aurbra, Jone-, from London a John and Peggy, Davies, from Bristol, with sundries Jitne and Peggy, Lewis, from Cardigan, with slates and ? S'/?in^Tlr0m«.Llane»y' w*k ^eeclwell, Patrick, for London, with eo.n and tin; John, Evans, for Irvifte, with bark Mayftow- S poles"' aU Peg"-y' Davlcs' for Miiibi-a, with T Arrived, the ^Minerva, Williams and Linnet, Kami rr°m Swansea; William, Lloyd and Ceres, Wil- Ppmi'r \0ni -Cariflavtlien; Happy Return, Huriow, from Pembroke; Tmmton, Owen; and Culloden, John, from 5 E«gle, Pdlar, from Padstow; Mary, Davies, lrom Plynioiith, all m ballast.. baded, the Adeona, Lloyd, for Cardigan, with iron; f Jai^s; xvlary Ami, Morgan.; Welcome, Davies; St. ai(i'Hall; -aiiil R.ebecea, Lloyd, for Carmarthen; VVilham, Lloyd, for Pembroke C.wmtyrnloy, Davies, for t^ardigan Aain and Teiesa, Collins,forIlfratorabe; Union, Oaswell, and Iliomas and William, Brown, for Plymouth, all with coals. J 1 mbys—^Tuesday inoming arrived here the Nancy, of Carmarthen; bound thither from Weymouth, with malt and flour; she lost her top-mast and part of her main-mast in a £ H'e .f on Sunday morning. •ii e<l> the Blessing, Rees, for Bristol, with sundries. .n,iT,ec'' *e Catherina Wilhelmina, Hensken, "r;u oa",a. Angelina Van Letten, Ackermann, from )oa, Sophia Beatta, Akerinan, from Cadiz; Prince Soderbt?rg, 'frbm Zant; Mary, —, from Mes- i artrido-e, Leyson, from London; Two Patricks, T i ir<>"V. -^(,ss j Badiael, 'Scarth;- -from Nevis, and Ti Elwabetlj,. Jones, from Waterford; Perse- Pho>n?e' v^novarl' and Nelson, Sims, from Cork ;r Pearo*' .l^ainbnd, from Swansea; Blessing, Rees, and Efl?^ P'enty, Jones, from Carmarthen. F,Iltered out" t.IIie William and Catherine. Phillips, for N Lewis Yetinaiv-for Carmarthen and Eliza, Fa.}* AI>ei*ystwiUK Cvunminev.' Ajrri.ved, the Hendra, Melhuisli; Unanimity, Cotton- anria-S'6 ™0li' Kendal, from Swansea; Mary Ann, .G»tcr, Cou'i-taey, from Cardiff^ Wory, Sailed, tlie fillers,- Dahrm r rTarartond; ftf.ncorn^ Peii- can, Thomas; Friends, Maine Wilson, Davidson Sisters, Price, Betsy, Fishly.; Three Brothers', Wescott and .Wil" liani, iJavy, all for Swansea; and (Economy, Sutton* for Milt'ord.. PudstQiv-—-Arrived, the Prince Edward, Key; Union, Burt-; John and Matilda, Tonkin :Broth'ers, Gard Mary, Gould;,and Ebenezer, Harvey, all from Swansea; TreOre, Jennings, from Cardiff; Elizabeth*■ Norman, lrom .Neath.; Mermaid, Botley, and Agnore; Lovett, from Mjifarc! Penzuncc.—Arrived, the Astrea, Eagle, Amelia, Fortitude, Three Brothers, James and John, Mary, (Econoniy, Mary, Speculation, Hope, Requin, Fortune, Flora, Marnier,Speed- well, Nancy, Concord, George and Francis, Union, James, Ann; Joseph and John) True -Briton, and Navigation, all from Wales, with coals. and culm; the Vine, Chirk, from Swansea, with copper, for London .Hannah, Jones,' from Cardiff, with iron, Jor Exeter; Industry, Tonkin, from Car- marthen, with oats and butter-, lor Chichester; John and Thomas', from Carmarthen, with corn, for Shoreham Mary Ann, Saers, from Llanelly, with guns and shot,.for London; Betsy, Foulkes, and Minerva, vVefch,. from Cardiff, with iron; Victory of Pembroke, Evans, from Liverpool, with sundries; Arddnt, Peters, frouiHangor: Louisa, Evans; Industry, Evans; and Princess Amelia, Roberts, all from Carnarvon, with slate; John and Edward, EvaiM, from Car- narvon, with tiuptates, for London; and Sybil, Crawley, from Chepstow, with timber, for Plymouth Dock-yard. St. Ives.—Arrived) the True Briton, Steven's Happy Couple, Clark; George and Francis, Trannack, all from Swansea, with coals and Vine, Ciafk, from Aberavon. Liverpool.—Arrived, the Mary, CniHthB, front Pwlhelly and Providence, Humphreys, lrom Bristol, .with sundries; Fanny, Williams; & Phoebe, Lion, from Newport, with iron. Co/A.Saijed^ iieThomas and Judith, of Swansea, Moyes, for London, with pro visidus: It is with peculiar satisfaction we annonnce the capture of the notorious French privateer Le Brave, the Vessel, of all others in the French ser- vice;, which has committed rhost depredations on our trade she mounts 22 guns, has 130 men on hoard, and was considered to be equal in all re- spects to many of the French frigates. She was, brought into Cork harbour by his Majesty's ship La Loire; Captain Maitland, Sa- turday tast. The Right Hon. the Lords Coirmiissioriers of the Admiralty have been pleased to or-lcr the Morris- ty town anjd Endeavour brigs to be taken'up at this 1 poft, for the purpose of convoying the trade from hence and the neighbourhood round land. They will be each armed with twelve 18-pound car- ronades, with small arms in proportion, and will be placed under the orders of Captain New, Re- gulating Officer here. The Ranger cutter, which arrived here on Friday night last, sailed again on Tuesday evening, as convoy to about 20 vessels lxoin liewcie bound to diif'erent ports. It appears by the,copy of a letter from Lord De Dunstanville, received at our Custom-House, that the Lords of the Admiralty, in order to .protect the trade between Wales and theextern ports of England, have ordered the Nereid, ol 38 guns, to cruise in and about Mount's Bay, the Plover, of 18, oil the Land's End, (to intercept the Ilirondelle French privateer); Nimrod, Hazard,.and Seagull, of 18, and Viper cutter, of 12, from Mount's Bay to the Land's End.—The Resolution revenue cut- ter has received directions to cruist: under orders of the Hazard and the Active/Dolphin, and Ranger, are appointed convoys to the trade from Plymouth. Falmouth, and Penzance, to Swansea and Mil- ford.—Orders have likewise been given to Admiral Lord Gardner, to station some of his cruisers to- wards theentranceof the Bristol Channel. Signals to be made for the hifvrmitiun of Merchant Ships, at the several Stations where Signal Posts arc erected. For an enemy's frigate .or frigates, a pendant flying, and a flag suspended bya cross supporter, withoneballabovetheHag. For the enemy's small cruizers, a pendant and flag, with two balls above the latter. For an enemy's ship or vessel close under the land, a pendantandnag, with three balls above the latter. ■ No signals made at the signal posts (but. those abovementioned.) are to be attended to by mer- chant vessels. Arrived at Tenby.—Mrs. and Miss Lawton, from Bath. This day seven companies of the western Gla- morgan riflemenwere inspected in a field at Fo- rest, by Col. Warde, who was highly pleased with their military appearance, and the precision with which they executed' their several manoeuvres. The. Swansea cavalry were inspected by the Colo- nel yesterday, and their high state of discipline excited his warm approbation. v Sunday last four companies of the western Gla- morgan riflemen were inspected by Col. Warde, near Bridgend • they went through their dIfferent manoeuvres in a manner which reflected much cre- dit on both officers and men, and igave great satis- faction to the Colonel. Last week Col. Warde inspected four companies of the eastern Glamorgan regi ment at Merthyr Tid- vil; four companies near. Sterling Down, in the neighbourhood of Cowbridge two compan}es at Cardiff; and the Cardiff cavalry.-—01 the latter lie saw no reas'on to alter the high opinion he some time since expressed; and the former acquitted themselves very much to his-satisfaction. ■ The Colonel has also inspected, within these few days, Colonel Allen's corps of Breconshire volun- teers, at the Hay, who received the offi- cer with due.mititary honours, cpmphmenting him with a serjeant's guard during his stay, and by their appearance and discipline merited his warm com- mendation. The Radnorshire volunteers, commanded by Col. Pricej of Knighton, have likewise been inspected by In w Col. Warde, at that place and Rhayader.—This line corps, between 8 and 900 strong, by the indefa- tigable attention of their worthy commander, and his officers, seconded by the zettlous disposition of the men, will speedily rank among the foremost on the volunteer establishment in point ol steadi- ness and proficiency. Colonel Lascelles's corps of Glamorgan riflemen, about 360 Strong, are expected in Swa'usea in the course of ten days, having, offered to .assemble, for three weeks, on permanent duty, inorder to acquire a greater degree of military proficiency^ The Swansea legion and Glamorgan riflemen,^ we hear, have offered to assemble for the like pur- pose; and several other volunteer corps in Wales, we understand, intend immediately to iinitate these patriotic examples. To render the military more efficient in the ser- vice they will halve to perform, in case the enemy attempt Cambria's shores, a shani attack and- de- fence took place during General Gascpyne's review of the militia and volunteers at. Haverfordwest, briefly noticed in our last paper. Major Kersteman commanded tlie attacking party, and the volunteers displayed great courage and science.-—A similar manoeuvre, but. on a much larger scale, expected to be practised shortly. The Carmarthenshire volunteers are divided in- to five battalions of six companies.each, and each company consists of 84 rank and file. The Royal Glamorgan militia, (whose departure from Has-lar barracks we mentioned in our paper of the 17th inst.) are now stationed at Eastbourne, Pevensey, and Hartshofne barracks, Sussex, where the regiment will remain till further orders.' In consequence of the notice inserted in our last paper, a numerous and highly • rets pec table meeting of the inhabitants of this town and neighbourhood was held at the Bush, ou Monday, on the subject of the two bills now before Parliament relative to the Oystermouth canal and the uhprovcmcut oi Swan- 't>" Sea'harbour. As the proceedings 6f the meetirii are luliy detailed in the advertisement inserted in our first page, it is unnecessaty here to repeat them. We cannot, however, refrain from expressing our sincere wishes"th,ttthe existing diversity ofupini- on "may terminate in a cordial union of interests to support such measures, as shall appear most con- ducive to the welfare of this populous and thriving town. The business at Cardiff Assises concluded on Monday.—There were only three prisoners for trial, two of whom were, acquitted in consequence of errors in the indictments, and against the third no bill was found.—R. T. Picton, Esg. having'declined to undertake the office of Sheriff, Col. Warde, at the particular request of the Judge, politely con- sented to officiate in that capacity at the Assizes. We understand, however, that Thomas Mark- ham, Esq. of Nass, has accepted the office of She- riff lor this county for the present year. The New Expedition, a fine, strong-built vessel, belonging to the Bristol Brass and Wire Company, (Messrs. liar lord and Co.) was launched from the late Mr. Mitls's yard, in this town, on Wednesday morning la.st, She will be commanded by theexpe- rienced and much-respected Capt. Hawkins, and will shortly be ready for sea. We are sorry to state, that the son of Capt. Bow- en, of the Industry, a fine promising youth, fell from the yard of the vessel into the sea soon after she left Cardifflast week, and unfortunately disap- peared before the boat could reach him, although instantly hoisted out. The feelings of the unhap- py parent at this agonising spectacle, will be more easily conceived than described. Friday last, a boy about three years old, whose mother resides in this town, strayed unnoticed into the house of, a neighbour, where, by some unknown means, he set his clothes in a blaze, and was so shockingly burnt, that he expired on the following morning. It is worthy of remark, that this child's father was killed "about two years since by a fall from the upper part of a house where he was at i work. Captain Salt's apprentice, advertised in our last paper for running away from, and robbing his mas- ter, has, in consequence of the advertisement, been apprehended at ^Llaugharne, and lodged in Car- marthen. gaol.—He had, it seems, purchased a. watch with part of the money he is charged with stealing from his master. Saturday last a fellow had the audacity to get through a window into the house of Captain Ten- nant, of the Riddings near this town, in the day- time; but the Captain's brother fortunately en- tering the premises nearly at the Same moment, the supposed robber hastily decamped without,, compleating his purpose, and effected his escape. A discovery,at which humanity revolts with hor- ror, was made at Neath on Sunday morning last: The cries of a new-born inlant being heard to pro- ceed from_ the privy of the Castle inn; and no Other means ottering to rescue from destruction the inno- cent victim of maternal barbarity, a hole was bro- ken in the wall, and a fine boy taken out,, who had 1 been prevented irom falling to, the bottom by a projecting stone. One side of the child's head was bruised, and bled much, but it is expected to live, and has been christened by the name of Fortuna- tw.—A. maid-servant at the inn, the supposed mo- ther, is now in custody.—During the confusion which the circumstance naturally occasioned, afire broke out in one of the rooms in the house (not «<% cklcntally, it is thought;) which destroyed part of the bed-furniture and some clothes before it could be extinguished. We are sorry to state; that on Sunday morning last, the House of M r. WiUiain Hopkin, at Llange- noyd, Glamorganshire, was entirely consumed by nre, together with the out-building?, and a large quantity of corn,and hay. Several head of cattle also perished in the flames, but part of the furni- ture was saved, though not without greai difficulty. —This distressing circumstance, it is conjectured, was orr.Ýonori burtillig ejnoers in the house yhich he wrfs conveying to an adjacen t iieid lor the purpose of setting firc, to some rubbish collected there. Thursday morning, about two o'clock, a fire broke out ina cottage atEenipsford, Glocestershire, inhabited by an industrious labourer, named Poole, his wife, and five small children.—The house was completely enveloped in flames before the family were alarmed. Tlie mother, after escaping with dimculty, returned, and penetrated three times suc- cessively through the fire to save her children, in which she fortunately succeeded; but was herself so terribly scorched, as to survive onlya short time. The cottager and two of his children are also so much burnt, that their lives al-e despaired of; the other children suffered in a less degree. Two ad- joining cottages were destroyed; the inhabitants narrowly escaping with their fives. As a prodigious quantity of counterfeIt silver is at present in circulation, we have been advised to. recommend to our readers the use of a piece of plain unpolished Italian marble;, for the proof of half-crowns,- .shillings and sixpences. Tlie good when passed edgeway on the face of the marble go. roughly and hardly along; the bad slide smoothly over it. The Jury which sat on the body of the French prisoner shot at Stapleton by the sentinel, as men- tioned in our last paper, returned a verdict of Jus- tifiable Homicide.—We hear the sentinal has been made a serjeant for his spirited conduct on the occasion. Ireland—A letter from Portarlington, dated the 18th inst. says,A great conspiracy has been dis- covered in the King's Country; this morning Mr. Bernard; passed through this town, with one of the principal conspirators, to the Castle."—The Dublin Journal states, that the name of this offender is Dennis Casshi, and that he has been sent to Kil- mainham gaol, charged with being a principal lead- er in a new system of organization in the King's Country.; several other persons, it is understood, have been arrested on similar charges.—A man has been apprehended in the neighbourhood of Dub- lin, charged with being one of those who murdered the late Lord Kilwarden.—At Cork City Assizes, a fellow was convicted of an assault with intent to de- file a female infant under five years of age, and sen- tenced to three years imprisonment, durins: which period lie is to be exposed thrice on the pillory.—A new copper coinage will speedily be issued in Ire- land.-The Crey-welldistillery, atNewRqss, was totally destroyed by fire on Friday morning last: the spirits, large brewing copper, and worm, were saved; and the premises are insured. L'imerick, March 24.—The Sheriff of this county has received a respite until further orders, for Mr. Dolmage, convicted of killing his antagonist in a duel, by which the life of this unfortunate gentle- man is spared. Thursday morning last, the wife of John Freeze, farmer, at Cloondrina, in the North Liberties of this city, was found dead in. her bed several marks of violence were observed on her head and body; and her husband having absconded, little doubt was entertained of his being her inhuman murderer. The Coroner's Inquest sat yesterday, and examined two servant men, and two women, who, in order to screen the wretched perpetrator, haclagreedupon one story, which fortunately'for the ends of justice, was discovered to be false; and a full confession made, that on Wednesday night Freeze had, beat his wife unmercifully, and -put an end-to her existence by repeated Strokes of a brass candlestick, Early 01i Wednesday morning last, one of the Leominster waggons, on its road from London, was overset between Evesham and Pershore, in Worces- tershir's, owing, as supposed, to the inattention of the driver. • whose, liife was the forleit oÍ his care- lessness, he being killed on the spot; as wds also a child Which was iIí the waggon, and awonian pas- senger, who was so dreadiuliy bruised that little hope is entertained of her surviving, The folloXving ch-cmnstancc lately happened ,at Llanymonech; near Qyerton, in Flintshire Two officers oftheeicisR, having had information. of some prohibited goods being lodged in a poor cot- tage, went, elate with the ideal richness of a seizure; in search-of the hidde.n treasure; but, alas! in the pursuit, having occasion: to cross a field near the dwelling, they were attacked byan old ram, with such fury, that altera.short defence, they wereliap- py to make a precipitate retreat with no other con- solation than tha^ol having lost their gauging sticks, and the feeling sattsiaction of the prominence and potency of the venerable gentleman's antlers. The reason assigned for this attack, is, that the hun was lor some years the property of a smuggler, on the coast ol Wales,.where he was continually employed in gu^ardi^g .theproperty of his master; since which the animal has •entertained such a fondness for ex- cisemen, that he never sees a person with an ink- horn at his button-hole, or a. guaging stick in his hand, but he involuntarily feeisan emotion to attack him. Saturday last, Joseph Sauuders, convicted at the Glocester Assizes of robbing and afterwards set- ting fire to'the premises of Messrs, Clutterbuck and Co. of Minchinhampton, was executed in front.01 the gaol, pursuant to his sentence.—He was a fine young man, and evinced the most becoming peni- teiice,and devotion, acknowledging the justice of 2 gi his sentence, and the enormity of his guilt. At Worcester Assizes, this week, G, Hill, for stealing a bank note; R: Owens, for stealing a sil- ver watch and other articles; It: Watson and E. CHiver, for sheep-stealing, received sentence of death.—Five other prisoners were ordered to be transported for seven years, and four to be fined and imprisoned. Wm. Llewellyn and Wm. Reynolds, the mart and boy mentioned in our last paper to have been apprehended on suspicion of D'reaking openlhe Leominster letter-bag, and stealing thereout Bre- con. Brink bills to the amount -of 1501. were last week committed to Hereford -gaol for trial.—The j circumstances' of this case arenas follow:—About six Weeks ago, in -consequence of the bills not com- ing to hand, an-inquiry was instituted, and the letter was traced to Hereford; itwas ascertained to have been put, with other letters, by Mr. Morris, post-master of that city, into the Leominster bag, and had, from its bulk, been particularly observed by him, the postage of it being Is. 9d. which sum was noticed by the post-mistress at Leominster, as. deficient in the amount of the contents of that bag. according to Mr. Mason's account, and she observ- ed to thç; boy, that she. should write to his master on the subject; conscious that it would lead to a discovery, the boy broke open the bag and tore the letter to Mr. Mason,'in a stable at Leominster, which he was seen.,to do,, by a person in it, and thus for a short time,, prevented inquiry; but on the circumstance of the' loss being made known, many t hings which had occurred, induced Mr. Ma- son to have the post-boy apprehended on suspi- cion, and Llewellyn, who he knew to be his associ- ate, and to have accompanied him several times to Leominster, to be taken up with him, and from the 'immediate inquiries which ensued, the above facts transpired. From the time which necessarily elapsed, before proper investigations, could be made, the prisoners have had opportunities to squander n'early the whole of the bills, which they passed in Hereford and Leominster, but on one oi them aconsideraLle sum in diirereflt bills was found. which he confessed was part of the property. 1 A Glocestershire cow W{I", sla-n^htered at Cow- bridge, last week, the oircasc of oi score xiD..rat l!»lib.^ hide 1151b. This cow was fed by T;;«Markham, Esq. of Nass, nearCowbridge, and was sold to a butcher for 40 guineas'. Last week a meeting of the gentlemen, graziers, farmers, and tradesmen of the town'of Knighton and its neighbourhood, wa.s held at the Duke's Arms Inn, in that place, for the purpose of comme- morating the new spring fair, established there within these lew years, and which is annually held upon the Saturday after the first Monday in March. At two o'clock this respectable meeting, to the amount of one hundred, sat down to an excellent dinner provided for tne occasion/and the evening was spent in the most" Convivial maimer; several loyal and constitutional toasts; were drank, and mirth and social friendship extended their lid, ence over the meeting, which did hot break up till' a late hour, every individual of it expressing his sa- tisfaction and pleasure at the obviouS Utility of this fair to the county, as' tending to eiicourape agriculture, and afford the farmer a ready sale tor his stock. At the-Hay fair, on Monday, live stock of every description sold at very "reduced prices, and manv cattle, sheep, and pigs, were driven away unsold. Worcester first spring fair list Saturday, was 5 1 well supplied with cattle, NN,hicly-doelilled in price. The present quarter's tin coinage at Truro, will greatly exceed that of the last: the number of blocks will be about 3000. There was no sale of Copper Ores last week. at u The Ores sampled for this week's sale, atRcdruth, are as follow: Wheal Towan 5-15 tons United Mines ■ St. George lOi Wheal Squire 68 Total 937 tons. r There is a. new Copper Company forming at Bir- mingham.

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