ASSEMBLY-ROOMS, SWANSEA. THENobility and Gentry are respectfully informed, THENobility and Gentry are respectfully informed, there will be a IS all and Supper9 At the above Rooms, on THURSDAY, the 31st inst. I, £ Stewards. LEWIS L. DILLWYN, Esq. J Rooms, December 10, 1835. ^ta00nic THE MEMBERS of the INDEFATIGABLE and t- BEAUFORT LODGE, No. 288, intend celebra.ing the Festival of St. John by DINING together at the Busil-INN, on MONDAY, the 28th inst. at four o'clock, P. M. when the company of any Visiting Brother will be much esteemed. Tickets 10s. 6d. each, including a bottle of wine, to be had at the Bush-Iun. CHINA TEA WAREHOUSE, WIND-STRERT, SWANSEA. MARY WILLIAMS, IN returning her grateful thanks for the very liberal aL support and preference which she has experienced in her business of Tea Dealer and Grocer, begs to announce that she has just rtceived a larqe supply of PORTUGAL GRAPES, FRENCH PLUMS, MUSCATELLS, VALENTIA RAISINS, FIGS, and every other description of DRIED FOREIGN FRUIT, of superior quality, and in excellent preservation. Genuine Teas, direct from the East India House fresh roasted Coffee, raw and refined Sugars, Spices, and every article in Gro- cery, of best quality, and on the most reasonable terms.
SWANSEA, FRIDAY, DEC. 18. m_4IIiI IKr" The following addition to the advertisement of the Nautilus Steam-packet, in our 1st page, did not arrive in time to be made in its proper place :—N. B. The NaUtihts is intended to cease plying the first two weeks in next month due no- tice will be given of her resuming the station. ,t3- The statements of "VERITAS" may be perfectly correct- but we cannot insert bis letter unless he favour as with his real signature. 13* ".A VISITER" is misinformed with respect to the fire-engine, bat we entirely agree with him, that onr town is wretchedty supplied with those useful machines.
THERE at this moment two county Elections pend- ing, and we have much, pleasure in adding, that in both instances the cause of Reform is likely to triumph. The nomination for Northamptonshire has already taken place, and as the topics alluded to by the dif- ferent speakers on that occasion are doubtless the only important points upon which the two contending parties are at issue, it may be useful with reference to an Election nearer, home, to consider how far fact and truth are on the one side or the other. Mr. Kingscote starts on the Reform interest for the Western Division of Gloucestershire. We trust that his Tory opponent will not come to the hustings as did Mr. Maunsell, surrounded by armed ruffians, the leader of whom ac- tually presented a double-barrel pistol-both barrels loaded—at the head of a person whom he believed to differ from him* as to the merits of the respective Can- didates. Indeed we are quite sure that we shall hear of no such exhibition of ruffianism as this in Glouces- tershire, and we only notice it as giving a convincing proof that the parties who have recurred to it feel con- vinced in their own hearts that reason is not on their side, and that they must therefore rely on the credulity of igiioraftce, stimulated to frantic violence by the most unfounded appeals to their passions and preju- dices. We are prepared to give full credit to the Agricultural population of this country for the honesty of their intentions, but we hear them urged to vote against the supporters of the present Ministry, because that Ministry consists of individuals who are the enemies of the Agricultural interest, and because they are Statesmen desirous of establishing Popery in these dominions, and as a preliminary step to the extinction of Protestantism, have abandoned Ireland to Daniel O'Connell. These were the topics dwelt upon in Northamptonshire; they are the staple topics of the party, and will, we can readily believe, be reproduced with imposing solemnity in Gloucestershire. We may, perhaps, here mention, that such is the importance at- tached at this moment to the return of even a single member on the Tory interest, that Mr. Holmes, the ablest member of the Tory party, has-although his connexion with Northamptonshire is about as intimate as is his relation with the moon itself-gone down "SPECIAL" to that county, to endeavour by all the means with which he is so well conversant, to procure the return of Mr. Maunsell. Let us not be supposed to speak slightingly of Mr. Holmes; he is not only the ablest adherent of Toryism, but from alrwe. hear, there is not a section of the Liberal party in either House of Parliament which does not respect the man, and feel that, .although he is fixed irrevocably to Toryism, he sees as clearly as man can, that with the Tories it has become a question of concession or civil war, in Ire- land. In Great Britain, happily, that question does not arise, for here the Tories profess the same prin- ciples as the Whigs, and indeed the Foreign policy of the Duke of Wellington, for the short time he was in office,, did not vary a single point from that of Lord Palmerston. We have said, that in Great Britain the Tories profess the same policy as the Whigs. We can scarcely believe them their real intention is to adhere to that policy, remembering as we do, that when Sir Robert Peel assumed the Government, he told us of the unanimity of his Cabinet, and of the liberality of their intentions upon many questions, and among others upon the question of Municipal Reform. We afterwards saw, that no such unanimity existed, and that Sir Robert Peel and his Noble Colleagues in the Upper House were more differing upon that subject than Sir Robert and the wildest Radical in the Com- mons were. With respect to Domestic policy, there can be no objection urged against the present Ministry by the adherents of Sir Robert Peel, for when the Agriculturalists complain of distress, do they not attri- bute it to the change in the Currency, proposed and supported by Sir Robert Peel. When they call for a reduction of their burdens, who has resisted their ap- peal so strenuously as that same Sir Robert Peel; and when their religious fears are acted upon, by a refer- ence to the establishment of Popery and the supre- macy of O'Connell, we beg to ask who granted Catho- lic Emancipation, and who confirmed the power of O'Connell, by admitting that he yielded to it even against his own conviction, but that same Tory leader, Sir Robert Peel.
There was a numerous and very respectable attend- ance of visitors to witness the distribution of Articles of Clothing, Sheets and Blankets, by the Clothing Society for Swansea and its neighbourhood, on Tuesday last. This So- ciety has branches at the Mumbles, Tyharry, Sketty, and Whitei ock. We understand articles to the amount of nearly 1201. have been distributed this year, of which about 881. consisted of the deposits of 270 benefiting members, the re- mainder being a gratuity of two shillings and two-pence to each member, arising from subscribers recommendatory tickets. The expenses of the institution are defrayed by a deduction of four-pence from each ticket, which is charged to the subscriber half-a-crown. No comment of ours is ne- cessary to show the extensive utility this Society is capable of, and we have to express our best wishes for its permanence and prosperity. BOROUGH OF SWANSEA.—A. very numerous and re- spectable meeting of the Burgesses of the Upper Ward, was held at the Bush Inn, in pursuance of public notice to that effect, on Monday evening last, R. M. Philipps, Esq., in the chair. Forty-two names were submitted to the burgesses as person? eligible to serve the office of Town Councillors, for this ward, and it having been agreed that scrutineers should take the sense of the meeting, by the burgesses handing in their lists, with a mark affixed opposite the name of each per- son, whom they approved of,-eighty one burgesses voted, and the result was as stated in an advertisement in another column. We are desired to state, that several gentlemen whose names appear in the list, were proposed without their knowledge or concurrence. Yesterday (Thursday), another meeting of the northern part of the same ward, was held at Morriston, for the result of which we refer our readers to the resolutions, &c., among our advertisements. The Committee appointed at the meeting of the burgesses of the Lower Wrord of this borough on Thursday se'nnight, have since made an active canvass in favour of the persons nominated as fit to be Councillors for the said ward, and we are glad to hear that they have been so successful as to place beyond a doubt, the certain election of the gentlemen so nominated, with the exception of Mr. Watkin Morgan, who resigned after the first day's canvass, and the name of John Grove, Esq., was (as a matter of right, from the number in his favour announced at the meeting) substituted in his stead and, perhaps, it may be gratifying to Mr. Grove to know, that he is held in such high estimation by his fellow-townsmen, that his election is quite secure. We are requested to state, that Major Lewis Rotely, of May Hill, has answered the call of his friends of the Upper Ward, to be put in nomination as a Member of the Council, and that in two days' canvass he has got the pledges of 73 voters to support him. He stands alone-unconnected with party. His address to the burgesses will be out to-morrow. DISTRESSED IRISH CLERGY.—A meeting on behalf of the fund for the relief of the Irish Clergy," was con- vened in the Town-Hall, at Cardiff, on Saturday last. The assemblage was not numerous, but highly respectable, and a liberal contribution was made in furtherance of its object. With some well authenticated cases of suffering among the Protestant Clergy of Ireland, in consequence of the na- tional resistance to the tythe system, we sincerely sympath'se, because their sole resource for subsistence is cut off, and they are not to blame for the ill-working of the system. It ls, nevertheless, matter for deep regret, that the privations of the Irish Clergy come before the public under a two-fold disadvantage. In the first place, the suffering has been incurred solely through the reckless opposition of the high Tory party—the Conservatives, as they fondly term them- selves-to the wise measures of Government for rect fying the abuses of the Irish Church Establishment; and in the second place, these appeals for relief are addressed to the public by the known partisans of the only men who are thus opposing themselves to a just and seasonable reform in an untenable system. Without reference, therefore, to exag- geration, which is said to have been employed in no very limited measure by some advocates of the cause, we do not wonder that many benevolent men stand aloof from these meetings and subscriptions, although usually ready to con- tribute their mites in alleviation of human suffering, by whomsoever inflicted or sustained. It is but too apparent in the columns of the Tory press, that a political object is interwoven with these appeals on behalf of the Irish Clergy, however carefully it may be kept out of sight to the unprac- tised or unsuspicious eye and a large portion of our fellow- countrymen are so convinced of the narrow policy insepa- rable from Tory domination, that they shrink instinctively from the idea of lending any, even the most indirect, aid to the machinery set in motion by that party, with whatever ostensible design. But apart from all political considera- tions, the sufferings of the Irish working Clergy are unques- tionably severe at the present moment, and we feel pleasure in stating that our excellent Vicar, Dr. Hewson, has set on foot a liberal subscription at Swansea for their relief.—(See advt.).-We also give insertion with much readiness to the following feeling and benevolent appeal on behalf of his Christian Brethren, by the worthy Chancellorof Llandaff:— To the Clergy of the Diocese of Llandaff. Reverend and Dear Brethren,-The multiplied privations and afflictions which have been, and still are, endured by the Ministers of our Church in Ireland, are entitled to our warmest sympathy and call loudly for relief. The extent and pressure of their calamities might appear in- credible, had they not been made known to us from the most un- questionable and authentic sourees. With a spirit at once meek, lofty, and Apostolical, they have laboured to conceal their own miseries—they have borne in silence and with patience the spoiling of their goods, and have suffered not only the loss of decent epriifbrts, bat a condition of entire destitution —their lamilieshave, in many instances, been separated from them on account of the present distress—their children are not only. with- out the means of education, but are ill-clad, and insufficiently fed even on the poorest fare. Wholly incapable of renewing insu- rances, this resource for future provision is cat off. Even unto this present hour they both banger and thirst, and are naked, and and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place and labor, working with their own hands being reviled, they bless being persecuted, they suffer it; being defamed, they intreat." While the greater number have been obnoxious to injury and insult, some have been inhumanly murdered ;-all this they have borne with a fortitude and resignation which nothing but Christian faith could supply. They have indeed been made a gazing stock, both by reproaches and afflictions;" and seem to have been "set forth and, as it were, appointed unto death and to have become a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men." In a case of necessitv so urgent, in an appeal so connected with religion and charity, politics should have no share. It is no in- vasion of that province to assert, that this aocamulation of want and woe, has been incurred by a conscientious adherence to re- ligious opinion, by the consistent maintenance of those principles, and that conduct, which our Protestant brethren are persuaded is essential to the interests of true religion; which they are con- vinced also, are inseparable from the interests and welfare of the Protestant Church. Let us, however, for a moment, change the position of things. Let us suppose that a numerous body of Roman Catholic Clergy- men were now suffering these extremities of privation and wrong. Should we, on our parts, be then tardy in administering relief? Should we look on" with indifference, or pass by on the other side ?" Should we deem it necessary to examine into the religious tenets of the afflicted party that required our aid ? God forbid Such never has been, I trust never will be, the practice of the Protestant Church. When the Roman Catholic Clergy of France were forced to fly their native land, and to abandon their altars, and their homes, what reception did the sorrowing exiles meet with here? The Protestant Clergy and people of this kingdom received them with open arms-treated them with the purest hospitality-fed them-comforted them—our pulpits echoed with appeals in their behalf. Alas! how is the picture changed! I will not dwell on the painful circumstances of the contrast, nor need I point out, by referring to our conduct on such an occasion, how deeply we are now concerned to manifest a liberal spirit to our own Brethren in need. It is oar bounden duty, to "do good unto all men, but especially unto them who are of the household of faith." My long official connexion with this Diocese, the intimate knowledge which I possess of the benevolence of your hearts, assures me that von will all cheerfully respond to this call of Christian love. I feel an honest pride in the conviction that there is not a Curate in the Diocese of Llandaff, whose name will not appear among those who are determined to send relief unto the brethren," to "make a certain contribution to the poor Saints which are"in Ireland. To our exoellent Diocesan, who has been a munificent bene- factor, I have already communicated my intentions in respect to this appeal, and also to the Rural Deans. Prom all I have re- ceived the kindest replies,—all have assured me of their entire concurrence, and ot their desire to co-operate with activity and zeal. I propose that the Clergy shall pay their contributions to the Rural Deans of their respective districts; the Rural Deans will forward them to me; by me to be transmitted to the proper quarter. In this labour of love many of our Lay-brethren have already come forward, and acted with that cordial kindness and generosity which always distinguish them, and always entitle thera to onr gratitude and regard. It IS probable that many will be anxious to join ottr present efforts.. I am persuaded, that yon will readily c.onear.in giving effect to their charity, by receiving and forward- ing such contributions as they may be pleased to bestow May that "God who is able make all grace abound towards you, that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. I remain, Reverend and Dear Brethren, with sincere affection and esteem, Your faithful friend and servant, WILLIAM BRUCE KNIGHT, Margam, 12th Dec., 1835. Chancellor of Llandaff. Lord and Lady James Stuart and family landed at Dover from Calais on the 4th inst., after an absence from England of two years and a half. From Dover his Lordship proceeded to St. Leonards, where he intends to reside until the meeting of Parliament. We were much pleased with the appearance of the Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire Infirmary, now building at Cardiff. It is expected the whole of it will be covered before the middle of next month. It is a handsome building, the outside wall being entirely of hewn stone, and adds greatly to the entrance of the town. Liberal and even princely as have been many of the donations, it is feared that the Com- mittee will not have sufficient funds to complete and famish the whole. A private letter, dated the 23d of November last, has just been received by a Gentleman at Swansea from New York, stating that the American merchants are beginning to feel uneasy at the prospect of their affairs in dispute between the United States and France, the more especially, as it is un- derstood that the President will not make any apology or con- cession whatever. We are requested to state, that the valuable Iron and Coal Works, advertised for sale, with a reference to Mr. J M. Buckland, Court Herbert, Neath, are not, as have been erro- neously supposed, the Maesteg Works. FIRE AT NEATH ABBEY.— On Saturday morning, be- tween six and seven o'clock, a fire was discovered in the pattern-store of the Neath Abbey Iron Works, and in a few minutes the whole building was in a terrific blaze, presenting a truly awful spectacle. The wind was in a favourable quar- ter, but from the immense body of flame that was almost instantly kindled, and the combustible nature of the con. tents of the adjoining workshops, there was for sometime no expectation but that the entire range of building would speedily be consumed. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on the conduct of the workmen, who displayed the greatest energy and fearless promptitude in their exertions, wherein they were most ably assisted by?their wives, daughters, and the neighbours generally, who all evinced a deep interest in arresting the progress of the flames, which, contrary to all expectation, was effected, and in about two hours the fire was got under with comparatively little damage to the pro- perty, and no serious personal injury, and the men were able to resume their work on Monday morning. The pro- prietors feel much indebted to their neighbours and work- men for their unremitting efforts, which were so successful in averting the impending catastrophe. The Sale of the excellent Stock of Sully Farm took place on Wednesday. It was well attended, and the prices very good. HUNTING.—The Lanblethian Harriers will meet on Monday next at Langan, on Wednesday at Ystradoweu, and on Saturday at Broughton. REMOVAL OF CoNVtc rs.—The two prisoners, Robert Harris (alias Robin Pencoch), and John Thomas, convicted of felony at our Michaelmas Quarter Sessions, were removed by Mr, W. Cox, Governor of the Gaol at Swansea, and safely delivered on board the Justitia hulk, at Woolwich, on the 30th ult. They are well-known characters; and we congratulate the county upon getting rid ot two more of the celebrated Cockney Bill's" gang, who for so long a period infested this and the neighbouring counties. BRECON SH I RE.—( From a Cor reap end cut.)— Nothing can exceed the full and entire satisfaction universally ex- pressed throughout the county of Brecon, at the appoint- ment of Mr. Williams, of Penpont, as Lord Lieutenant of that County. All ranks and all parties are for once una- nimous, and join, with one voice, in proclaiming Mr. Wil- liams tile fittest" for the high office his Majesty's Govern- ment could have selected. Mr. Williams's politics have been, through life, consistently and decidedly liberal; that liberality, however, being tempered with a wise and sound discretion, which has ever stamped his opinions as the result of honest conviction, and as wholly unconnected with any factious or party view. This has naturally contributed to the respect and confidence which is now manifested towards him but he has other claims on the affectionate regard of his own county. Possessed of a very large here:iitary estate there, he has been a constant resident upon it, improving and beautifying the territory around him and in every re- spect setting forth bright and striking example to society, which could not fail to produce its effect. A memorial from the acting Magistrates and others in the Commission of the Peace of the County, and which was almost unanimously signed, was last week presented to Lord Melbourne, con- veying to his Lordship an expression of unlimited confidence in Mr. Williams. Stats of Brecon County Gaol, December 15th, 1835: -For trial 2, under sentence 10, debtors 4-total 16. BRECON INFIRMARY.—Report of Patients to the 15th of Dec instant :—In and Out Patients Remaining last week, 36; admitted since. 8; total 44.—Cared and relieved, 6; Re- maining, 28.—Medical Officers for the week: Physician, Dr. Wynter Surgeon, Mr. Armstrong. CARDIFF TOWN COUNCIL.—The liberals of Cardiff are not slumbering at their post, though it is feared their exertions will be attended only with partial success. One or two spirited handbills have been issued, and an active canvass has taken place by both parties. In a place so long under the exclusive dominion of one party, immediate eman- cipation from its control is scarcely to be hoped for; but the effort at shaking off even a few links of the adamantine chain is laudable, and there is no doubt that sound principles must gradually and irresistibly gain strength ;n proportion as they are kept in action by honest men, with firmness in resolve and perfect courtesy towards all honourable oppo- nents. It is pretty well known in Cardiff, that the old rulers consider themselves secure of their power, and though they have admitted a few names known to be those of liberals, they make merry in their own conclaves over the triumphant majority they have reserved to themselves. By the 50th section of the Municipal Corporation Act, the following Declaration is required to be made and sub- scribed to, upon the admission to the Office of a Justice of the Peace, and also that of a Mayor, Alderman, Recorder, Bailiff, Town Clerk, or Councillor, or any office of magistracy, or place, trust, or employment relating to the government of auv Municipal Corporation — :1 I, A. B. do solemnly and sincerely, in the presence of God, profess, testify, and declare, upon the true faith of a Christian, thatl will never exercise any power, authority,or influence which I may possess by virtue of the office of to injure or weaken the Protestant Church, as it is by law established in England, or to disturb the said Church or the Bishop and Clergy of the said Church, in the possession of any right or privileges to which such Church, or the said Bishops and Clergy, are or may be by law entitled." The precautions against undue influence, and the penalties for bribery at 11 the election of civic officers under the Municipal Bill, are extraordinarily great. By the 54th section of the Act, a person even asking for money by way of loan, either to give or forbear to give his vote, or any person attempting to influence the vote of another by pro- mise, &c., is liable to a penalty of 501. with costs of suit,- is disqualified from ever after voting at any Municipal or Parliamentary election in any part of the kingdom, and is declared to be situated as if he were naturally dead. It may be useful to state, also, that the penalty upon any one assaulting a constable appointed under this Act is very heavy, as he may be summarily convicted before two Jus- tices, and fined to the amount of 51.: whilst constables themselves may be fined, imprisoned, or dismissed for mis- conduct or neglect of dnty, BOROUGH OF CARMARTHEN.—The Reformers of Car- marthen have this week completed a most successful can- vass of the burgesses on behalf of their list of Town Coun- cillors: indeed, the election of those gentlemen is now placed beyond all doubt. The Tories, on the Mother hand, seem quite chop-fallen, and have not attempted tf canvass; indeed, with the exception of a mixed list of Liberals and Conservatives, which appeared in the last Carmarthen Journal, no note of preparation of the coming struggle is ap- parent and the heads of the party, too, disclaim all parti- cipation in that list. The Liberals, on the other hand, are determined to relax nothing in securing the victory, and (whatever may be the ultimate determination of their op- ponents) will come to the hustings fully prepared for the contest, if any. The following is the amended list upon which they canvassed :-Eastern Ward-Mr. Geo. Bagnall, draper; Mr. David Charles, rope-maker; Mr. Geo. Davies, Ivy Bush Hotel; Mr. J. P. Davies, printer and stationer; Mr. Benjamin Davies, watchmaker; Mr. Edw. Jones, iron- monger ;jjMr. E. H. Stacey, surgeon; Mr. Geo. Shankland, draper; and Mr. John Williams, ell riier.- Western Ward- Mr. John Davies, Boar's-Head Hotel; Mr. Evan Evans, clothier; Mr. John Lewis, draper; Mr. John Lewis, timber- merchant; Mr.Thos. Morgan, spirit-merchant; Mr. David Morley, cabiuet-maker; Mr. Wm. Moss, ironmonger; Mr. Geo. Phillips, Golden Lion Inn and Mr. W. G. Thomas, maltster. Several dogs have been this week shot at Carmarthen, having been bitten by an animal in a rabid state. We re- gret to state, that a fine child has also been severely bitten by a dog, supposed to be rabid; but every means has been used to prevent the appalling effects too frequently result- ing from such cases. Mr. Reynolds, of Court House, Cartlett, Haverford- west, has been appointed a Commissioner for taking Special Bails in the Counties of Glamorgan, Brecon, Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan, the County of the Borough of Carmarthen, and the Town and County of Haverfordwest. The Palmerston steamer, on her voyage from Tenby to Bristol, on Wednesday se'nnight, fell in with the Benledi steamer, bound from Bristol to Milford and Haverfordwest, with a signal of distress flying, her engine being useless. The Palmerston took her in tow, went back and carried her into Tenby. The Benledi, after having some trrfling defect remedied in her engine, atTenbv, proceeded on her voyage to Haverfordwest. The American ship Victoria, about 400 tons burden, Somes, master, bound from New Orleans to Liverpool, having, it is said, overrun her reckoning, and mistaking the Caldy lights for those of the Saltees, ran ashore on a peritous part of Laugharne Sands, Carmarthen Bay, on Saturday night last. The greater part of her cargo, consisting of 1712 bales of cotton, and 60 boxes of copper ore, was discharged, and the weather proving favourable she was fortunately got off without much damage, on Tuesday evening, and taken into Tenby to undergo the necessary repairs. CAPTURE AND CONVICTION OF A GANG OF POACHERS. -Great depredations have for the last two or three years been committed in the different gentlemen's preserves on the Tivy Side, and the delinquents have in most cases escaped detection. On Friday night they attacked the Duffryn pre- serves, and as ,the keepers were not on the qui vive, they succeeded in carrying off a rich booty, the havoc and des- truction committed in the uheasant I)Peserves-being very great. The prize was too tempting not rto »ufl«*-things td remain quiet, and accordingly a second attack was made at midnight on Monday. Having fired, and missed a cock pheasant, the keepers came most untowardly upon them and succeeded in capturing John James, victualler, of Star, John James, victualler, of Bwlch y Gwar, and Daniel Evans, tailor, of Cludey; all in comfortable circumstances, and had not poverty as an excuse to plead for committing nightly depredations. They were taken before the Magistrates at Petty Sessions at New Chapel, and committed to the House of Correction at Haverfordwest for three calender months, and at the expiration of their imprisonment to find sureties themselves in 101. each, and two of 51. each; and, incase of not findi >g such sureties, to be further imprisoned for the space of six calender months. We trust this punishment will operate as a warning to others, more particularly to the licensed victuallers, as something more is expected from them by way of correctness of conduct than from idle, worth- less, dissipated, midnight plunderers.—Welshman. THE DOWN N URSERY.—Mr. Millerbas been honoured with an announcement from Sir Herbert Taylor, of his Ma- jesty having been pleased to acquiesce in the request, that the Nursery at the Down should in future be stvled the Bristol and Clifton Royal Horticultural and Botanical Gar- dens. It will be seen that Mr. Miller intends to have two grand Exhibitions next year, on the plan of that which af- forded so much gratification in the past autumn, and from the spirited arrangements of the proprietor and the great extent of the grounds, added to the distinguished patronage by which they are honoured, we anticipate they will prove eminently attractive. On Monday last, the Duke of Devonshire, accom- panied by Sir Augustus Clifford, arrived at the Bath Hotel, Clifton. His Grace inspected Miller's Royal Horticultural and Botanical Garden, and also the Bristol Institution in Park-street. He was attended through the latter by Mr. Stutchbury, the Curator, and expressed himself highly gratified. Tuesday's Gazette contains a notice in the usual form of the vacancy occasioned by the succession of the Marquis of Worcester to the Peerage, and of the issue of a writ for anew election in the Western Division of Gloucestershire at the end of 14 days from the appearance of the said notice in the Gazette.-In compliance with a requisition presented to Robert Blagden Hale, Esq., signed by about 4000 Electors, that gentleman has declared himself a Candidate for the Representation of the Western Division of the County. He will be vigorously opposed by Henry Robert Kingscote, Esq., of Kingscote. He is nephew to that old staunch Whig, Colonel Kingscote. CLIFTON SUSPENSION BmDGE.—Onr readers will, we are sure, be highly gratified to know that the trustees have, at length, determined to proceed with the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Now that the Great Western Railway is in pro- gress, and that from Bristol to Exeter ready to be brought before Parliament, a pier at Portshead is such a desideratum, that it should be one of the first public works of our new coiporation. With the Clifton Suspension Bridge, a good road to Portshead, and a pier therefrom which vessels may depart at any time, without regard to the state of'the tide, the Post-Master-General will be no longer able, with reason, to resist our claims to carry the Waterford and Cork mail- bags. We understand it is the intention of the trustees to adopt Mr. Brunei's design for the Suspension Bridge, with some new suggestions which he has thrown out; and that although the donations and subscriptions are not at present* sufficient to complete the work, on the magnificent style pro- posed, still they feel confident that, by an appeal to the admirers of such a stupendous work of art, and also to our Railway Shareholders, to whose revenue it will materially add, they will easily raise the deficiency.— Bristol Mercury. A company is now forming in this city, for the pur- pose of establishing a steam communication by vessels of large burthen, and efficient power, between Bristol and New York. More than a twelve-month since, when treating of the prospects which the obtaining the Great Western Rail- way would hold out for Bristol, we urged amongst other ad- vantages, the eligibility of this port as a station for packets to and from the United States. It therefore affords us con- siderable gratification to find that the project has been taken up with that spirit which augurs well for its successful com- pletion. The principal desideratum at present in a constant and regular intercourse between Bristol and the ports of the United States by packet, is the want of light freights. The proposed establishment of cotton and other manufac- tories in this neighbourhood would remove this obstacle, and go some way to place us on a footing with Liverpool. Con- m-cted, also", with the improvement of the port, is the pro- secution of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which will neces- sarily lead to the establishment of a pier at Portisliead all these undertakings, together with the Railway communica- tions with the metropolis, and to the westward, promise highly for the future prosperity of our native city. Bristol Gazette. THE IRON TRADE.—The iron trade of Staffordshire an:i the neighbouring districts is, at the present moment, flourishing beyond precedent. It is said that there is tiot one house in the manufacture withiu thirty miles of Birming- ham, which has not more orders on hand than they can pos- sibly execute within the next three months. The following further advance of prices took place from the first of the present month :—Bar, rod, and small rounds, 20s. per ton hoops, sheets, and boiler plates, 30s. per ton. Many houses refuse to take orders at even these prices.—Birmingham Advertiser.
SWANSEA PHILOSOPHICAL INSTITUTION. On Friday last, the lltli inst., Mr. Bird delivered the first Lecture at this institution, on the structure of the Eye of Man, and those animals in which the formation of that organ somewhat resembles him. The Lecture was preceded by a short inaugur.il address, which was well calculated to display the beauties of Natural History and Natural Philo- sophy, and to create a feeling of interest in these useful in- stitutions which are now springing up in every direction around us. The value of the above studies was ably dis- cussed; and we cannot do better than g've our readers the whole of Mr. Bird's address. The concluding Lecture on the Eye will take place on Friday the 8th of January next. We are happy to learn, that several Lectures or Papers on popular subjects, which it is the object of this institution to discuss, are in a state of preparation, particularly on Che- mistry, Entomology, the Antiquities of the Neighbourhood, and the Stratification of this part of the County. &c.&c., all of which promise a rich treat to the lovers of science.—The inaugural address was as foliows:- Ladies and Gentlemen,—It was my intention to have com- menced what I have undertaken this evening, by endeavouring to give a Lecture on the Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Eye but it was suggested to me, that it would not only be pro- per, but was usual also, on delivering the first lecture in a Philo- sophical Institution, to precede it by a short inaugural address, embracing the general purposes and intentions of the Associa- tion which had been recently founded and in accordance there- fore with what is customary in other places, it becomes my duty I to make the attempt, although I am aware the results will fail very far short of what had been the case if iny abilities equalled my wishes to do justice to the subject. In presuming to com- mence the Evening Lectures at the Philosophical Institution, I feel very sensibly that I have also placed myself in a situation of some embarrassment and difficulty. However, I have. I can as- sure you, a much better apology than iny vanity to offer for hav- ing ventured to produce this humble address, for your consider- ation for I can truly say, my motive has been an earnest and anxious wish for the prosperity of the society, and feeling that its permanency and success mainly depends on its resident friends coming forward in turn on these occasions, and offering to the common stock papers or lectures, and thus endeavouring to give the institution an in'erest it could not we I otherwise obtain and as I am not accustomed to address an audience in public, neither has my education been such as to enable me to do so with much success, the degree of diffidence felt by another on a similar occa- sion will be considerably less, than if he had to succeed a practised and ableperson. There are a great numberof gentlemen here whose talents, observation, and acquirements, render them eminently well qualified for furthering the views of the institution, and con- tributing to the amusement or instruction of those who take an interest in Subjects COlinefitprI with N..tnr..1 ITIut^rt- nr Natural Philosophy, and, perhaps, as regards one portion of the vast field of natural science, there is scarcely a spot in this kingdom that affords greater scope for research and enquiry than does the large Mineral District in the midst of which we are situated. The ordinary pursuits of many gentlemen cause them to be fa- miliarly acquainted with t'hsdepartment of science, and conse- quently they are enabled to bring a vast fund of information to onr aid and assistance, for it is a subject of intense and lasting interest, whether we consider it as a matter in which the comfort and well being of man are concerned, or as a healthful and worthy pursuit for the intellectual exercise and gratification of a well- stored mind, or in the yet. more deep and soul-stirrin? spirit of research, as being an occupation materially connected with the first formation of the beautiful world we inhabit, and in which we have been placed for the purposes of a temporary existence, by the imperial mandate of that wise and bountiful Creator, whose attributes we can scarcely imagine and whose excellencies we call- not worthily name, and to use the words of an eminent author, "whose power is omnipotence, whose presence is universal; whose knowledge is omniscience whose creations extend and constitute space, and whose existence is eternity and who has not only stored the surface of the lovely planet which he has appointed us to live on, with all that is useful to our wants or necessary to our comfort and happiness, but has also deposited in the crust of our globe inexhaustible treasures of various kinds whereon to ex- ercise our skill and industry in obtaining them, but has also left there traces of the workings of his mighty hand in ages gone by. nay, perhaps, in the wreck of worlds that have long since passed away; for we find plentifully scattered in the various strata of the earth, specimens of animal and vegetable nature, many of which do not exist in our present world, and relating to whose habits and situations the clever conjectures of learned men can give the only information we possess. Our own country is abun- dantly rich in organic remains of various kinds, and I m iv here more particularly mention some spots in our own vicinity which have been of late discovered, containing most interesting deposits of this description, which should stimulate us to further research. I allude to the cave at Bacon's Hole, another in Pavi- land, which was explored some years since by the illustrious Dr Buckland. In this last were discovered the bones and teeth of the elephant, rhinoceros, wolf, bear, elk, deer, fox, sheep, and hyena-all in a more or less perfect state, It is a highly probable conjeoture. that this was a cave inhabited by these last animals; we know that many bones may be preserved for centuries, per- haps for some thousands of years it is therefore possible that these remains appertained to the antideluvian world, the exist- ence of which is not only declared by the Mosaic account, bat confirmed by tradition also, for all the nations of the earth have an account of such a period, whilst the evident and existing re- mains of that era contribute in a wonderful manner in bearing testi- mony to the truth of what the inspired Historian has related, and tradition handed down to posterity. I may also mention the re- mains of a cave which was found near Caswell Bay. in which similar relics were found, and carefully collected and arranged by a gentleman of this town, aud who, I trust, will ere long give us the advantages to be obtained from his scientific research and acquirements. Our limestone strata, coal, and the beds of slate surrounding the latter, all abound with the remainsof animated existence that flourished in the Antideluvian World and of these, and minera- logical specimens also, the Museum of the Swansea Philosophical Society has accumulated a considerable store; but I leave this interesting subject to glance at another of scarcely Jess import- ance, connected with the surface of the globe, on which is shown forth the vegetable portion of creation at present in existence, and thus it is obvious Botany forms an interesting department in the field of Natural History, and becomes a delightful source of gratification and pleasing information to those who pursue it with ardour and- effect. The whole surface of our earth forms one beautiful diversity of landscape, hill, dale, plain, mountain and river, with the vast seas that separate different portions of the earth, but which, with the aid of the never-tiring wind." form a lDedium of communication between distant countries. We cannot but observe, that every portion of this vast surface, from the most fruitful valley or plain to the comparatively sterile summit of the highest elevations, nay, the very depth of ocean itself, are all abundantly supplied with various families of the vegetable kingdom, teeming with life. and abounding in beauty or utility, and are peculiarly adapted to the climate, soil, or situ- ation they inhabit, and capable of re-producing and multiplying the species to which they belong. Our own lovely island fur- nishes us with a vast variety of this portion of animated natore in the plants which are indigenous to our native land; whilst the wealth of the merchant, the research of the philosopher, and the wants of mankind, have contributed to bring us the produc- tions of other climes, and human industry has improved our own varieties, and multiplied those we already possess, and thus greatly contributes to our comforts and relieves our wants I might also add, to a:d us at those times when we are suffering under the inflictions of accident or illness-for Providence has scattered in various places over the globe portions of the vegetable kingdom, whose virtues are eminently well qualified to effect these de- sirable purposes, and were more especially used until of late years, when the resources of the mineral kingdom have been more called into operation; but it is stilly to the first of these means that the inhabitants of many countries are yet indebted for re- covery from sickness, particularly in those portions of the world to which the improvements of European medicine have not yet made their way. It is to vegetation, as we are all aware, tbart we are indebted for the lovely mantle of green with which the blooming surface of nature is clothed for the beautiful groves, and forests, which ornament our landscapes, and serve the innu- merable purposes to which they are converted. Vegetation also supplies food and shelter for myriads of animals, from man down- wards, some of whom live entirely on vegetable products, and others that exist on this source, to become food again for the predatory or carnivorous portion of creation. To vegetation we are also indebted for the interesting and lovely resources of the floral kingdom, all existing in their beauty and elegance, their extraordinary vastness, or, on the other band, almost inconceivable minuteness, and in the contemplation of which the profound philo- sopher in his learned leisure, or the gay and happy- child in its moments of thoughtless glee, and enviable merriment and delight, may equally be charmed and gratified, whilst to the mind of every thinkiug and rational person, it cannot but produce feelings of gratitude, admiration, and wonder. ,The_ various families of which the vegetable world consist, thesituations tjiey inhabit, and their habits themselves, their properties, and their uses, the pur- poses they serve, and their mode of propagation or reproduction. are all subjects richly deserving research and enquiry, and will amply repay the investigator's trouble, io examining inis chapter in the great Book of Nature. Zoology may also well put in a claim in an Institution such as 1, this. I need scarcely say, it is a study which in all ages has attracted considerable attention, and of late years has been brought, through the industry of man and the aid of the press, to a sta'e of perfection that is interesting, to behold. Whether we contemplate this portion of Natural History, in studying man himself, who is placed at the head of the scale, in observing the larger classes of animals that inhabit the land, or frequent the waters, those that can exist in one of these elements only, or others to whom either is equally inhabitable; or. seeking amongst' the feathered tribes of the earth, who are either occasional or frequent visitants of the atmosphere by which we are surrounded, whose beautiful plumage detights the eye, or whose music charms the ear; or if we descend yet lower in the scale of nature, and watch her in her more minute productions, we shall be deeply interested in the research, and amply repaid for the trouble bestowed. In all these departmentsHhatTliave named, and in Entomology, also, I must observe, that amongst the stores collected in our Museum, the student will find much to assist him in his labours, but yet, it must also he remembered, that it is in its infant state. and therefore that the kind contributor will discover an ample field on which to bestow his fostering care, in supplying additions to that which is imperfect, or may be altogether wanting. With regard to Entomology, which only of late years has made consi- derable progress for it is to the zeal of modern enquireis, aided by microscopic improvements, that we are indebted tor this addi- tion to the Book of Knowledge. It is worthy of remark, that Nature, as she works in miniature, retires from our observation, and consequently, obtaining a knowledge or lier works in this interesting department, is a matter of some difficulty and labour to the uninstructed beginner. I have been induced to make this remark, in order to have the opportunity of observing that it therefore behoves us more strenuously to hope that Gentlemen, who are acquainted with the subject, should step forward, and bring us the valuable assistance they are so competent to afford, in order to enable us to overcome our difficulties, and acquire the information we could not otherwise obtain. We perceive our fields, rivers, shores, the seas, and the very depths of the earth, the atmosphere, too, that surrounds us, and the whole face of uature, are supplied with myriads of tribes and families, fulfilling the purposes of their existence, and all bearing witness to the inimitable perfection and unlimited intelli- gence of the mind and hand that formed them. I may here ob- serve, that the spirit of enterprise, which so strongly marks the inhabitants of this favoured island, has contributed largely of late years in affording opportunity for studying the habits of many species of the animal and vegelable kingdom, many of which are not naturally produced in our climate, through the establishment of Botannical Gardens, and, latterly, of Zoological Farms and Gardens also, and more than one of the latter has already been prosperously founded ill the vicinity of the Metropolis, and several others are either contemplated, or actually in existence, near some of the principal cities of the kingdom It is a system that cannot be too strongly advocated, or warmly supported, whether on account of their obvious utility or the interest they most necessarily exci!e. I proceed to enumerate some other points of importance con- nected with (he objects of institutions like this; and amongst them the science cf Hydraulics, and manv other important pheno- mena with which it is intiniBtely blended must not be forgotten for we are conscious that it is to the salutary and inimitable laws by which the regulation of fluid bodies are governed, that we are indebted for our seas, for the rivers that beautify our vallies and plains, and render them fruitful, and even for the fattening dews and rain that instil life and vigour into the vegetable world, and as connected and intimately associated therewith in carrying on the universal animation which is teeming on our earth, we must consider light, heat, electricity, and the properties of the atmos- phere we breathe, which are all either separately or in combina- tion with each other, though for the most part silently, in constant operation, and produce some of tbe more important and wonderful effects and changes that take place in the world, both in the animal and vegetable kingdom. Amongst the various departments of science which are deserv- ing of pains and attention, I have to enumerate Chemistry, which of late years has received so many and great improvements, as to give its results much more certainty, and render its range far more extensive, and consequently confer greater interest than it could possibiy have possessed some few years ago. I may here also state the splendid discovery lately made byMr.Farriday of Electro- Magnetism, which is now excitiÎlg so much atlention in the scien- tific world; and fortunately we have a gentleman amongst us weJl qualified to afford instruction on 1:111ny important points connected with these interesting topics, one to whose zeal, industry, and talents, we have often been greatly indebted, when public spirit or scientific research have called forth his energies, and it is very certain that by his exertions and those of several other public spirited and scientific individuals, we are now enabled, if I may be allowed to use the simile with reference to this onr scientific home. to sit under our own vine, and under our own fig-tree." The Antiquities also of the Country should, and no doubt will, occasionally be discussed in this institution, for they are both nu- merous and highly interesting. Ladies and Gent1emen,-I have now enumerated several leading points of study that may be well cultivated here both with effect and advantage but there remain still many left, as you are aware. unnamed, which equally demand attention, but which I have not touched on in this address, as it was intended only to take a very general, but I fear a most imperfect, view of the value and im- portance of a Society like this. There is one more subject, how- portance of a Society like this. There is one more subject, how- ever, to which I must take the liberty of calling your notice, namely, certain branches of Mechanics. These are days when vast improvements are taking place in this as wet) as every other department of science, and when we see railroads beingconstructed and steam-engines called into operation for so many and varied- purposes, and forming a material portion of the wealth of this and other nations, surely it is well that their construction, utility, and capabilities, should form a subject for occasional popular discus- sion here for the probabilities are, that the power of steam is as yet in its infancy, and it cannot but be highly interesting to mark the state of perfection to which it has already arrived, but highly desirable also to trace back its previous history and appreciate luttlre improvements. We have in the short view I have endeavoured to give, plainly seen how vast a field is before us to explore; and having the means, shall it be said, that we possess this extensive space for > nquirv and not pursue it—shall it be said, that we are so much behind our neighbours on every side, as not to appreciate the benefits they are so prond of having obtained,—or that we have assembled round the table of science and departed thence without enjoying the banquet prepared. Shall what has begun so auspi- ciously and favourably fade and dwindle into nothing, from the palsying touch of apathy, or the chilling blight of cold neglect; shall it be said, that this large district, abounding in men of wealth and talent, and containing the elements for its support in a very marked manner, cannot bring to maturity an institution like this. Shall the øceffa--Utat hive witnessed the botd and manly efttetprize of some who inhabit them, and the learned and scientific labours of otbers who frequent tbem, not also bear tes- timony to the effects which their bright example should not fail to produce! Sarely not! It is not to example alone, however, that we may well look to a cause for exertion, nor yet merely to the love of science, which should so strongly mark a lage and intelligent commercial community like our own for we have de- rived a ready response to our wishes and our wants, which were no sooner made known than the friends of the institution and of science come instantly forward to assist and aid in raising the temple we inhabit; and it is not a little complimentary and en- couraging to know, that Bristol, one ot the proudest cities of the west, has heard of our endeavours with delight, and contributed with liberality from the rich and plentiful stores with which the wealth of her opulent merchants, and the skill and industry of her intelligent philosophers, have so nobly endowed her glorious institution some of her scientific citizens too, who, amidst the numerous friends by whom we are surrounded, it would be in vidious to mention by name, are still watching our efforts with kind interest and hailing our success with unfeigned joy. Ladies and Gentlemen, this proves that amongst the children of science there are no jealousies ;—there may be emulations it is true, but they are the laudable emulations uf members of one united family, wbo evince an anxiety to assist each other when- ever the joyful opportunity oners and we, I am sure, can bear ample witness to the truth of this remark, for we have largely experienced it to be the case. Let os, then, not not only be grateful to our friends for their kindness, but reciprocate the good feeling expressed in their gifts by entering zealously with them into their pursuits, and may we in oar turn be thus enabled to act as liberally to some future infant establishment of this kind as others of more mature growth have been fostering to our own. May Literary Societies amongst the enlightened and social, spring up plentifully and be supported warmly, and their results be beneficially extended over the surface of society at large aud may this, our own institution, be as prosperous and lasting as its most sanguine friends have hoped for, and its most zealous sup- porters anticipated. But here I cannot help remarking, that it is ol/Iy to warm advocaèyand zealous support tbat any consider- able results can be hoped for, or that this institution can pos- sibly be prosperous or permanent; let me, then, call mostear- nestly on our friends let me appeal most strenuously to our fel- low-townsmen and neighbours, to come forward and take a de- cided and active part in the proceedings of the Swansea Philoso- phical Institution, and let each individual who has it in his power, run quickly and light his torch at the sacred temple of learning, and come hither in bis turn and hold it forth for the use of others. The lights of some may, indeed, like my own, burn dimly and feebly, but I can tell these individuals for their satisfaction, that like me too, they will meet an audience willing to make allow- ances for defects and generously prepared to accept an earnest wish to please, if seconded by due zeal and industry, even with the many imperfections that circumstances or want of opportu- nity may cause to be attendant on our eftorts. I am now, Ladies and Gentlemen, about to close this short address, with which I have ventured to trespass OR.,our patience this evening, and in which I have spoken somewhat at large, on the general tendency of Natural History and Natural Philosophy, as highly interesting and improving to the human mind, and in- ducing it through these media naturally to look up to the great Author of our being with deep-felt gratitude, and profound vene- ration and awe and have therefore assumed that an Institution such as this, count not be otherwise than deserving of warm sup- port, not only on this account, but for the purposes of general science also but! would not be so misunderstood, as haviug ad- vocated science and knowledge as the sole promoters of the most desirable and much to be cultivated feelings and associations of oar nature, or to the exclusion of that information and instruction which we derive from < more direct and sacred source; and in concluding whatHiave to say, I cannot do better than repeat 10 you the elegant and worthy sentiments of a learned and highly- gifted Physician, now living, and one of the brightest ornaments that the science of medicine has possessed in modern times ;—he warns os, that we should not pluck too eagerly from the tree of knowledge without gathering a more wholesome fruit from that sacred plant which grows fast by it in the garden of life for by so doing we onty take for ourselves, what like the golden apples of an Eastern tale, will crumble in the eating to dust and ashes."
SWANSEA INFILI.VIARY.-Abstractof the House Sui-geons, Report to the Weekly iJoard, from the 8th to the 14th of Dec., 1835, inclasive: — t Remained by last Report H In-door Admitted since 2—13 Patients. 1 Discharged cared 3 at his own request l 4 Remaining 9 ( Remained by last Report. 75 Oul-cloor J Admitted siuce 17_ 92 Pell;cmts.) Discharged, cured. 15 (Died. 1-16 Remaining. 76 Medical OJieersfor the Week:—Physician, Dr. Colien, Surgeon, Mr. Rowland. The whole Committee.
SUITES. On the 7th inst. Mrs. Britten, of the New Market Tavern, Birth, offonr female children, all of whom are now dead. aKA.XtB.ZBS. On the 17th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Swansea, by the Rev. Da v id Jones, Rector of Bishopston, William Woodhouse Secretan, Esq., of Abergavenny, youngest son of F. S. S. J. Woodhouse, Esq., of Arcadia, in the county of Monmoath,. to Maria Alice Harriette, eldest daughter of Richard Higgs, Esq., of Rutland- place, Swansea. On the 8th inst., by the Rev. John Evans, at Llangan, John Thomas, Esq., Gwyndy, Pembrokeshire, to Miss Mary Williams, third daughter of the late Mr. David Williams, Pantyffynnon, Carmarthenshire. On the 8th inst., at All Soul's Church, St. Marylebone, the Rev. E. Lewis, of Newcastle Emhn, Carmarthenshire, to Harriet, fourth daughter of John Ibbotson, Esq., of Ealing, Middlesex. On the 9th inst., at Llandingat Church, Llandovery, by the Rev. Wm. Morgan, B.D., Mr. Owen Jones, of London, yoangeat son of the lale John Jones, Esq., of Cwmbrane, Carmarthenshire, to Rachel, second daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Davies, mercer, of the former place. DZBD. On the 16th inst., at Swansea, the Rev. Richard Rice, Rector of Eaton, Hastings, Berks, aged 76 years. On the 11th inst., at Cardiff, after a short illness, Mrs. Sarah Parry, widow of the late Mr. James Parry, architect and bridge- builder. On the 7th inst., at Ahergwilly, in his 81st year, William Lloyd Davies, Esq., a Captdin in his Majesty's 38th Regiment, and brother of the late Morgan Gwynn Davies, Esq., formerly of Coomhe, Carmarthenshire. He was actively employed during the whole of the American War, and was highly esteemed by Gen. Fox, for his conduct as an Officer and a Gentleman. In private life his cheerful and amiable disposition endeared him to all who knew him. On the 29th ult., aged 73, the Rev. David Herbert, Vicar of Llansaintffread, Cardiganshire, and Incumbent of the Chapelry of Rhydvbriw, Breconsliire. He had been a faithful, diligent, and successful Minister of the former parish upwards of 40 years. On the 16th inst., at his house, Watton, Brecon, deeply and deservedly lamented, Major David Price, of the Hon. East India Company's Service, formerly Jndge Advocate General of Bombay, and Prizemfcster at the taking of Seringapatam, and a Magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant of the county of Brecon. As an Oriental scholar be was long known in the literary wcirld, and his nu- merous works on India are deservedly held in the highest esti- mation. He was an excellent magistrate, a firm .friend, and ever compassionate to the wants or the poor, and to the inhabitants of Brecon his loss is irreparable. On the 7th inst., at Aberystwith, Mrs. Mary. Kelley, of Chel- tenham, aged 45. On the 5tb insf., Mrs. Bevans, of Coleston, near Little New- castle, aged 74. On the 10th inst., at Kingswood, near Wotton-Underedge, Gloucestershire, Martha, the beloved wife of the Rev. David Williams. On the 6tb inst., aged 76 years, Mr. George Pritchard, of the White House Farm, in the parish of LlanvibaBged-juxta-Usk, near Abergavenny. The deceased was a specimen of the few that yet remain of that class of English yeomen, of whom in former times it was oar country's pride to boast. Mr. Pritchard at all time!! proved benevolent to his dependents,, kindto his family, and hospitable to "bis friends. On the 28th of June last, in Bengal, drowned whilst bathing in the Hoogley, Michael Hinton Jenkins, Eeq., aged 22, esteemed by all who knew him for his amiable qualities and mental endow- ments. He was a celebrated swimmer, and opce performed the extraordinary feat of swimming across the river Severn, at high water, from Beachley to Aast Passage supposed to have been a more difficult act than Lord Byron's celebrated transit across the Hellespont. He was third son of the late Richard Jenkins, Esq., of Beachley Lodge, Gloucestershire. On the 6th inst., suddenly, at Coleford, aged 73, Mrs. Mary Phillips, relict of Mr. Thomas Phillips, some time keeper of the County Gaol at Monmouth, which situation she herself after hit demise held for several years. In all the relations of lifeber conduct was most amiable; and for piety, virtue, and benevolence, she has left a character blameless and exemplary. On the 14th inst., at Monmouth, after a protracted illness, borne with Christian fortitude, in his 50lh year, Mr. James Biss, deeply lamented by a large circle of friends, and a family de- prived or an affectionate husband nnd father. On the 10th inst, at Cheltenham, in her 79th vear, Hannah, widow of the late General Charles Morgan, of Portland-place.
SHIP MVS. Sw\NSEA.—Arrived, the Phoenix, Lodge, from Bristol; Ebfnexfr. Jones, from Bridgewater; Favourite, Crocker from Gloucostei Blossom, Hall, and EtiM. Crockfnnt frnm Miueheart, with sundries; Persevernnce, Reed, from Bkleford, with grain; Felicity, Thomas; and Thomas and Sarah, Hiscox, from New- port, with iron; Bristol Trader, Johns, from Neath, with sand; May. flower, Donald and Feronia, Curtis, from Hayle; Elizabeth, Shepherd, ftom Amlwch; Liberty, Furneanx; Rebecca, Cornish; Fame, Stevens; Young Benjamin, Fraser; Union Canal, Wa.ters; Betsey, Cook; an<S St. Vincent, Walters, from Falmouth Gipsey, Ellery, from Fowey; Brothers, Sleeman, from St. Anno: Royal Oak, Masters, from Plymouth; and Charlotte, Chapman, from Wicklow, with copper ore; Providence, Evans. from Aberthaw, with limestone; William and Anne, Haghea, from Portsmouth Yonghall, Harries, from Youghall; Bonne Mere, Big- folt, from Samalo; Mary and Sally, Currymore, from Gloucester Mary, from London and Pasco, Davies, from Havre, in ballast. CARDIFF.—Foreign Entered Oufwartù, the Mary Anne, Tucker, for Naples; Amelia, Hesse, for Constantinople; and Lady Dunmore, Gor- ham, for New York. Coasters Inwards, the Lady Charlotte (s.P.), Parfitt i Nautilus (s.e.), Allen: Friends, Todd; and Castle, Jones, from Bristol; Myra, Evans, from Gloucester; Friends, Sully, from Bridgewater; Robert, Clampitt, from Newpoit; and Commerce, Morgans, from Plymouth, with taudries; Three Brothers, Arnold, from Gloucester, with froit; Friends, Richards. and Pheasant, Fisher, from Waterford, with floor and oats; Venus, Gul- tiford; Kitty, Dyer; IInd A nn, William., from Bridgewater, with bricks; Mary, Hooper, from Bristol, with freestone; Garnet, James, from Mine- head; Robert Boyle, Burke; Prince of Wales, Beattie; and Monmouth, Harrison, from Whitehaven, witb iron ore; aud 28 vessels in ballast Ditto Outward*, the Calenick, Pascoe, for Traro; Providence, Robin- son, for Newport; Merlhyr Packet, Vaugoan, and Amity, Rogers, for Bristol, with sundries; Eliza, Davies, for Livenjool, witb tin; William and Henry, Wakeham, for Glasgow; Zebina, Walls, for Dundee Cri- terion. Bellamy, for London; Gleaner, Griffin, for Gloucester; Grati- tude, Richards, for Waterford; and Rochdale, Irwin,for Liverpool, with iron; Joseph, William*, for Penzance, with Iron and toal; and 18 vessels with coals. LLSXBI.I.V—Arrived, the Union,Tregartben, and Pilot, Griffiths, from Biistol; and Spring, Soantletwry, from Jersey, with Mndriet; Charels, Fallot, from Carmarthen, with corn; Elizabeth, JobDGifrom Barry, with limestones Two Brothers, Fitlden; Honour, Studdy Celia, Pearce; John Stroud, Mollard Eleanor Grace, Roberts; and Pilot, Griffiths, from St. Ives, Fowey, and Penzance, with copper ore; Peegy, Howell, from Laugharne; Towey, Mathews, from Carmarthen; Charles, Roberts, and Henry, Llewellyn, from Liverpool; Barnstaple Trader, Dalliog; Ann, Benlley and Mary, Drake, from Barnstaple, In ballast. Foreign Sailed, the lEdenia,-Byans, for Roc en, with copper; and Ca- ledonia, Conacker, for Barbadoes, with coals. MILFURD.—Arrived, the Pembroke Castle, Stanbory; and Sharp, Mewbnrn, rrom Quebec Mais, Rowlands, from Southampton; Eliza, Price, from Cardigan; Cambrian Packet, Lewis, from Bristol; Artuoae, Wade; and Draper, Richards, from London for Milford. Sailed, the Effort, Davies; Thomas, Griffiths; Pwllhely Packet, Davit, and Primrose, Percy, for Swansea; Thomas Daniel, for Barba- does; Gleaner, Thomas; and Kitty, Thomas, for Newry; Gratitude, Davies, and Lustre, Shepliard, for London; George, Txdor; and Harvey, M'Namara, for Cork; Thomes and Anne, Rowlands, for Gloucester; Two Sisters, Brague; and Mary, Davidson, for Plymouth Ceres, Reily, for Yoiighall; Betsey and Nancy, M'Carney, for Kinsale; Joseph, Wil- li;tmg, for Motint's Bay; Hocour, Henry, for Fowe), William, Volk, for Cardigan Good Hope, Symmons; and Iris, Williams, for Liverpool. NEWPORT.—Arrived, the Thomas Tyson, Bylie, from St. Andrews, with deals; OatheiiDe, Rowett; Flower, Tippett; Fame,Jones; Mary, Isbell; and Lively, Geach, with iron ore; Friends, Brabyn; Prudence, Edwards; Morwelham, Coleman; Charlotte, Lovering; Robert, Claui- pitt; Friendship, Price; and Victory, Hiscox. with grain, flour, & malt; IJrirannia, Tripictt; Cleveland, Williams; Mary, Griffiths Moderator, John; Phillipa, Billing Tredegar, Harwood; George, Johns; Caerleon, Harwood Mary, Coombs; Bristol Packet, Scott and Swift, Parker, with sundries. Outwards, the Josephine, Dronean, for Rooen; Prudence, Goodwin; Claudia, Ilavard Olive Branch, Nickolls; Agnes, Beynoo; Diamond, Hnxtable Pceenix, Taylor; Jeans, Fullciton; Fame, Jones; WiHiam, Thomas; Dispatch, Guy: John George, Cook; Friendship, Price; An- telope, Parry Three Sisters, Smith; Briton, Thomas; Lively, Farmer; Ant, Morgan; Maria, Jones; Thomas and Sarah, Hiscox; Lord Nelson, Griffiths; Ann and Betsey, Thomas; Robert, Clampitt; Margaret, Wil- liams; Victory, Phillips; and Jean, M'Nair, with iron and tin plates; Tredegar, Harwood; Caerleon, Harwood Bristol Packet, Scott; Mary, Coombes; G«orge, Johns; Moderator, Johns; and Switt, Parker, with sundries; and about IfiO with coals. BRISTOL.—Cousters Entered Outwards, the Eleanor, Barrett, for Swansea; Fonmon Castle, Davies, for Neath; Margam Pacl:et, Sutton, for Aberavon and Porthcawl Emily, Ball, for Llanelly; Commerce, George, for Pembroke Equity, Evans, for Aberystwith Mary, Ca<). vrallader; Bristol Packet, Randall; & Neptune,Evans, for Carmarthen.
COUNTRY MARKETS. SWANSZA.—^Wheat, 5s. 6d. to 5s. 9d.; Barley, 2s. 9d. to 3s. Od.; Oats, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 9d. per Winchester. Beef, 4d. to 6d.; Mutton, 4d. to fid.; Veal, 4d. to 6d.; Latub, 5d. to Gd.; Pork, 4d. to 5d. per lb. CARDIFF.-Average price or Corn at Cardiff market for the week ending Oct. the 27th, 1835:—W heat, 11 16s. 10d.; Bar- ley, 11. 7s. 9}d.; Oats, 01. 17s. Od.; Beans, 21. Os. Od. per Imperial Quarter. COWBRIDGE.—Wheat, 12s. Od. per Bushel of 16Slbs.; Bar- lev, 3s. 10d.; Oats, 2s. Ud. to 3s. Od., per Imperial Bushel.- Butter, lid to Is.; Beef, 5d. to 6d.; MuttoD, 6d. to Od. Veal, 4d to 5d Lamb, Od. to Od. per Ih. CARMARTHEN.—Wheat, 4s. 9d. to 5s. 3d., per641bs.; Bar- ley, 2s, 6d. to 3s. Od., per Imperial Winchester Bushel; Oats, Is. 4d. tMw. 10d. per Ditto.
S-IR C. MORGAN'S CATTLE SHOW, At CotiRT-Y-BELLA, near Newport. This Show took place on Tuesday last, and the weather being fine, drew together a greater number of gen- tlemen than ever was remembered on any former meeting. The stock exhibited was exceedingly fine, particularly the fat cattle and pigs—the quantity exceeded any former years. The fat cow, belonging to Sir Charles, and which obtained the prize, was for Witness and beanty superior to any animal ever exhibited at Coort-y-Bella Show. It is very satisfac- tory to see the tenant farmers compete with gentlemen, who on this occasion carried away a great proportion of the prizes. Sir Charles, in distributing the prizes, referred to that circumstance, and said it gave him great satisfaction, and it was a proof that tenant farmers conld exhibit as fine stock as gentlemen living on their own estates. About 100 gentlemen dined together at the King's Head Inn: many appropriate toasts were drank and acknowledged. Great unanimity prevailed, and we never saw a meeting go off with greater sphit and satisfaction. The following are the Prizes awarded at the present meeting:— Silver Cup, given by Sir Charles Morgan. For the best yearling bull, North Devon breed, Mr. Wm. Phittips, Tredegar Amu, Newport. For II e best two-year-old heifer, North Devon breed, Mr.Wm. Phillips, Treilvjjsr Anne. N ewporl. For the belt yearling bull, short-horned breed, Mr. Henry Hale, Whitson. For the best two year-old heifer,Ishort-horned breed, Mr. Henry Hale, Whitson. For Ihe best yearling ball, Hereford breed, Mr, Daniel Dew, Lan- velherine. For the best two-year-old heifer, Hereford breed, Mr. John Stephens, Sheephotise, Brecon. For Ibe. belt yearling bull, Glamorganshire breeo, Melin. E. and C. Bradley, Cowbridge. For the best two-year-old heifer, Glamorganshire breed, Mr. William Phillips, Tredegar Alms, Newport. For the best boar, under a year old, Mr. John Milner, Nash. For the best fat pig, Mr. Charles Hale, Whitson. For the best ram lamb, lone wool, Mr. Walter Palmer, Pencoed, He refordshire. The following- Silver Cttpt given by othPT Gentlemen. Tord Rodney.—A cap, for the best galloway, under five years old, Mr. John Richards, Newport. The Hon. W. Booth Grey."—A cop, for the best yearling Glamorgan boll, Mr. Edmund Lewis, Derry, Glamorganshire. Capel Haubury Leigh, Esq.—A cop, for the best yearling steer, Capel Hanbnry Leigh, Esq. Pontypnol Park. Frederick Justice, Esq.—A cup, for the second best yearling steer, Mr. John Tomer, Noke. Herefoidshire. Thomas Powell, Esq.— A cup; value ten guineas, for the best yearling heifer, Sir Cfeaite? M«rgan,'Bart.,Tiedegar. General Mondyi—A «up, Mr the best fat cow, Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., Tredegar." R. J. Blewlrt, E6q.-A cup. for the best pair of two-year old Hereford steers, bred by a tenant farmer ill the county of Monmontb, beinA: bil property at tbe time of showing, Mr, James Hodges, Magor. Rowley Lascelles, Elq.-A Ctlp. for Ihe best Glamorganshire ox, not onder five rears, Mr. Wm..Powell, Eglwysnnnyd. Licut. Cut. Lascetles.—A enp. for the second best Glamorganshire ox, not iin<ier five years, Mr. Wro. Powell, Eglwysnunyd. Philip Jones, Esq.—A cap, for the best two year-old bull, Mr. Isaac James, Abernant. Hugh Owen, Esq.—A cop, for the best pen of fonr breeding ewes, long wool, Mr. Henry CoMina, Biiffrjn. Col. Millman.—A enp, for the best ram lamb, Sonth-downbreed, Hon. Wm. Booth Grey, Duffryn, Glamorganshire. James, Haffenden. Esq.-rA efp, for the best yearling colt or filly, got by a thorough-bred horse,. J. R. Smylhies, Esq., Lynch COUlt, Here. fordshire. Joseph Bailey, Esq.—A cup, for the best pen of four yearling wedders, Mr. John Skyrme, Splott, Glamorganshire. Rev. Leyson Penoyre.-A cup, for the lecond belt dlllo, 1'.fr. John Skyrme, Splott, Glamorganshire. Joseph Bailey, Esq.—A cup for the best cart stallion, that Das covered in the county of Monmouth, in 1835, Mr. James Parry. George Morgan, Esq.-A cup, for tbe best fat ox, ulder five years olrl, Sir Charles Morgan, Bart.Tredegar. Rev. Augustus Morgan.—A cup, for the best thorough.bred stallion, that has covered in the county of Monmouth, in 1835, Mr. Waiter Mor gan. A bergan.nny. Wm. Jones, Esq., Clylha.—A cup, for the best brood mare, half-bred, Mr. John Turner, Noke, Herefordshire. Charles Morgan, Esq.—A cop, for the best three-year old colt or filly, got !:ty a Ihorough.bred horse 10 Glltmorganslure or Monmouthshire, Rev. Augustus Morgan, Robert Jenner, Esq.—A rtip, for the best two year old cart colt or filly, bred in Glamorganshire, Mrs. Aun Thomas, W envoe, Glamorganshire. Octavins Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best two year old colt or filly, got by a thorough-bred horse, the property of the exhibiter, Robert Wheetey, Esq., Lanfoist House. Matthew Moggridge, Esq.—A cup. for the best calf, bred in the parish of Monydduslwyn, Mr. John Llewellin, Abercarne. Cups given by Gent emen of Newport. A piece of plate, value lell ¡¡lIlOeaS, for the best boll, cow, and off spring, the offspring being under two years old, all bred by the exhibiter and being his property al the time of showing (cross breed excluded), Mr. Henry Morgan, Pengam, Glamorganshire. A piece ot plate, value ten guineas, for the best fat cow under six years old. bred and fed by the exhibiter, aud being his p.opert,.& the time of showing (cross breed excluded), Mr. John Hodges, Magor. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the three best two year-old stuck heifers, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing (cross breed excluded), Mr. Daniel Dew, Lanvetherine. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the three best yearling stock heifer8. bred by tbe exhibiter, and being his properly lit Ihe lime of slwwing (cross breed excluded), Mr. Henry Hale, Whitson. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pen r.ol1:;isling of four yearling wedoer8, bred and fed by the exhibiter, an" being his properly al the time of showing, Mr, Jobn Sky rme, SploH, Glamorganshire. A piece of piste, value five gnincas, for the best peu consisting of four yearling eWeB, bred snd fed by Ihe exhibiter, an.1 beillg his property at the time of showing (cross breed excluded), Mr. Daniel Dew, Lun- vetherine. CAUTION TO MASTERS OF VESSELS.—By the authority of an Act of Parliament of the 3 and 4 William IV. cap. 52, section 135, the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs have appointed that all ves-eis coming into or departing out of the ports of Lyme, Pool, and Weymouth, shall bring to, for the boarding or landing of custom-house officers; namely: into or out of the port of Lyme, at the basin within the pier orcobb into or out of the port of Poole, at the entrance of the harbour between South Deep, opposite Brownsea Castle, and the Essex buoy, opposite the Castle stables; and into or out of the port of Weymouth, in Weymouth Roads. Every master of a vessel failing to comply with the provisions of the said Act in this respect, is liable to the penalty of 1001. On the 4th inst., in a garden near thr Bridge, Monmouth, there was a long thick row of peas, between 3 and 4 feet, stuck, and in full blossom; and in every other respect luxuriant and beantiful. What renders it more extraordinary h, that the gardeu possessed an easterly aspect. The peas were the white blossom kind. A large new ship, intended for the China trade, was launched yesterday from the dock-yard of Messrs. G. Hilhouse and Co., Bristol. APPREHENSION OF COINERS.— Four persons have re- cently been apprehended at Gloucester, charged with coining. After having undergone an examination before the Magis- trates at that city, they were remanded. On Friday last, they were again brought up. Mr. Powell, solicitor to the Mint, was then in attendance, and recognized the whole of the prisoners as old offenders: they were fully committed for trial at the next Assize; their names are, John CottereU, James Cotterell, James M'CuHeth, and Elizabeth Curtis. CHILBLAINS.—-At this inclement season of the year, it may not be ami,¡s to state that chilblains may be cured by the simple application of raw starch, mixed with cold water to the consistency of paste, and will effect a certain cure, whether they are broken or not. One of my children, says the correspondent of a morning paper, was enred when the wound was as big as half-a-crown.