A YOUNG LADY wishes to obtain a SITUATION either as COMPANION to a LADY or NURSERY GOVERNESS. She would have no objection to make herself useful in Needlework, &c. Salarv not so much an object as a comfortable borne. The most respectable references can be given. All letters, postage paid, addressed to C. D., Cambrian Office, Swansea. To Land-Agents and Land-Surveyors. A SURVEYOR, of considerable practice, would be glad to contract for one or more Surveys bv the Acre, or for the Compiling, Copying, & Computing the q-iantiti«s of Maps. Apply to A. B. at Moss's, Cabinet-maker, High-street, New- port. Maps Lithographed for the Profession. "VMT'ANTET), at an Iron Works in South Wales, an T t AGENT, to superintend the Conveyance of Minerals from the Mine Works and Collieries, and to act as Clerk of the Works. A Mechanic acquainted with the working of Railways, Tramroads, and Canals, and who would make himself generally useful, would meet with encouragement. Salary, £ 120 per annum. None need apply cannot produce strong testimonials of their competency to fulfil the duties of the situation. Application, with testimonials and references, to be made, by letter (post-paid), to Box 40, Post-Oflice, Swansea. 14 F, H A L F-Y A It LY G r,, N E R A L Nl F, F, T IN Cr of the SWANSEA & LIVERPOOL STEAM PACKET THE HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING COMPANY will be held at the Office, on MONDAY, the 23d inst., at eleven o'clock in the forenoon. Swansea, Sept. 12, 1839. E. T. TURNER. RAILWAY MAGAZINE, AND COMMERCIAL JOURNAL.—The Fifth Number of this Periodical in its new form, as a Stamped Newspaper, with several novel and im- portant features, will appear on Saturday, Sept. 14th, and be con- tinned WEEKLY, price 6d. London published at 3, Red-Lion-court, Fleet-street, and to be had of all Newsvenders throughoat the kingdom. INVENTIONS ON CARRIAGES. DAVID DAVIES BEGS to inform the Nobility and Gentry who have f) so kindly patronised him in his several Inventions on Carriages, such as his Cabriolet Phaetons, Pelhams, and the Pilenlums, which, for easy access, style, and light draught for horses, have been so much approved of, that he has a large se- lection of the above Carriages, and will meet any purchaser in the expense of conveyance to any part of the kintlgdom. To be seen at D Davies's Manufactory for Improvements on Carriages, 15, Wiginore-street, Cavendish-square, London. -u_- GLAMORGANSHIRE General Agricultural Society. HPHE NEXT ANNUAL SPECIAL GENERAL I MEETING of this SOCIETY will be held at the BEAR INN, COWBRIDGE, on TTESDAY, the 24th SEPTEMBER next, for 1he purpose of awarding the Premiums for Slock, and auditing the Accounts. The Committee are requested to attend at half- ■past ten o'clock to arrange the general business of the day. All Stock must be in the Field before ten o'clock, or they cannot be admitted for competition. The Subscribers are respectfully reminded that their Sub- scriptions are due on the 1st of Julv in each year, and an early remittance is requested of those subscriptions which are still in arrear, in order that the Accounts may be closed. EDWARD BRADLEY, Treasurer and Secretary. Cowbridge, 27th August, 1839. SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1839. To CHARLES WARDE, Esq. Mayor. WE, the undersigned, being desirous of effecting a better communication, by means of a Turnpike Road, be- tween the town of Neath and the several Works in the parish of Llangonoyd, hereby respectfully request that you will convene a PUBLIC MEETlNGo) the PARTIES interested in that object, on an early day, for the purpose of taking into consideration the inost efficient mode of accomplishing the same. _1- H. J. Grant, Neath Abbey Iron Co. M aesteg It-on Co. Melinciythen Works, Nathaniel Tregelles A. Cuthbertson, W. W. Young. Grainger and Evans, Hayward and Hunt, Reddles and Young, John S. Fear, Wm. Kirkhouse, M. P. Traherne, Vale of Neath Brewery, Margam Tin Works, Oakwood and Argoed Iron Co. James M. Buckland, H. S. Coke, Isaac Redwood, Walters and Llewellyn, Morgan and Gardner, Bowen and Harris, Win. Brunton, James Fear, H enrv Tennant, John Rowland, Cambrian Iron and Spelter Co. Strange and Parsons Alired Tunstall E. G. Smith, G. E. Aubrey, Powell and Allen, Jonathan Rees, Walters and Moseley, tieorge woaus, Lionel Brough, Rees Morgan, David Arthur, W. T. Morgan, Philip Walters Jacob Moseley, Jane Elias, Samuel Morgan, Benjamin Howell, Chas. Thomas, George Key, Wm. Muckford, David Clement, M. Targett, Joseph llybert, Benjamin Rice, William Morris, Jenkin Francis, Thomas Thomas, Noah Owen, David Davies, Jenkin Jenkins, Thomas Thomas, Jacob Jones, Wm. Brough, Nathaniel Jones, James Kenway, Ebenezer Thomas, Wm. Howell, Thos. Winwood, Thomas Jones, John Powell, Wm. Baker, Joseph Evans, Joseph Ed". PRESWYLVA. In compliance with the above Requisition, I beg to CALL a PUBLIC MEETING of a)) PARTIES interested in the above objecl to be holden at the TOWN-HALL of the Boroogh of N EATH, on MONDA Y, the 16tb day of SEPTEMBER inst., at twelve o'clock. Dated this 9th day of September, 1839. C. WARDE, Mayor. ARBEIT CONTRACTS. Oíjice of Ordnance, Pall Mall, 4th Sept. 1839. NOTICE is herebv given to all Persons desirous of CONTRACTING to supply MEAT, BREAD, OATS, AND FORAGE, to Her Majesty's Land Forces (Bread and Meat for the Foot Guards generanv, and for the Household Cavalry in Middlesex excepted) in Cantonments, Quarters, and Barracks, in the Counties of England severally, in Wales, in North Britain, in the Isle of Alan, and in the Channel Islands, for Six MONTHS from the 1st November next, inctusive ;—end also, STRAW FOR PAILLASSES, ot the several Barracks and Ordnance Stations in Great Britain "tI 'fp le' Islands, for One Year, from 1st November next. Board f"!PPosals in writing, addressed to the Secretary to the f 0 Y^dnance, sealed up and marked on the outside Tender Mall ri(\^ will be received at the Ordnance Office, Pal I- none'w''l|0|r Thursday, the third day of October next but pers' "e received after eleven o'clock on that day. but (bo°nS raa'te Tenders are desired not to use any forms Secret Se w ma.y he had upon application at the Office of the Barrai.aJ"VA/r° ',le *?oar(l of Ordnance in Pall-Mali; and of the Masters in the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man. By order of the Board, R. BYHAM, Secretary. COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN. Courts of the Revising- Barristers. NoTICE is hereby given, that JOHN WILSON n JAMES EVANS, Esquires, the Barristers appointed Shi eVJse '^le Lists of Voters in the Election of Knights of the A°n l''e *ountJ' Glamorgan, intend to make a Circuit of such*! an(^ ,0 Courts for the purpose of revising sa^, at the several times and places following (that is to Se^tV^f '^0WI1o"Hall, in Aberdare, on Wednesday, the 18th day of i *,er» 1829, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, for revising the A, of Aberdare. 1839 1 ,e vr,*Tidvil, on Thursday, the 19th day of September, Pariel, en° dock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists of the At i|6S t>r ',Hces of Mi rthyr-Tidvil and Glyn Rumney. day of ar s Head Inn, in Caerphilly, on Saturday, the 21st the Li » 1839, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise earp t 8 °' *'le sevelal Parishes, Hamlets, or Places of Gelly- \t r""anva''on> Eglwysilan, R\drv, Van, and Rhydvgwern. at «_ J*"lnsseni, on Monday, the 23d day of September, 1839, I art" ° ° 'he forenoon, to revise the List of Jtlie Parish of pi larran > and also the Lists of all the Parishes, Ilamlets, and ri«l,Cer s'fua,e within the Hundred of Miskin, excepting the Pa- of Aberdare. Septe'i' 'n Cardiff, on Wednesday, the 25th day of Li u er;, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the it .pi ? ,V ''le l*arishes, Hamlets, and Places within the Hun- ot Bynas l'owis. Sent* '0vin~"a"> in Cardiff, on Thursday, the 2Gth day of 18.59, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the dred of If ''le l>ar's'les> Hamlets, and Places within the Hun- lets Kihbor; and also the Lists of the several Parishes, Hatn- ?r "laces of Cardiff Town and Whitchurch Higher, Wliit- Ai^k °wrr> Lanvedw, and Radvr. SeptemT v"'lla"' Cowbridge, on Saturday, the 28th day of T i t e"Vern at ten o'clock in the to revise the j SjS °- JV t'le Parishes, Hamlets, and Places within the Hun- red- ot l.nwbridge (except lhe parish of Lanharran); and also to revIse t'le List of the Parish of PenHine, in the Hundred of Oprmore. o ^V'le Town-Hall, in Bridgend, on Tuesday, the 1st day of f er> 1839, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists o all the Parishes, Hamlets, and Places within the Hundred of Oxmore (except the parish of Penlline). At the Town-Hall, in Bridgend, on Wednesday, the 2d day of October, 1839, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists of all the Parishes, Hamlets and Places within the Hundred of Newcastle. A t the Town- Hall, in Neath, on Friday, the 4th day of October, 1839, at ten o clock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists of the se- veral Parishes, Hamlets, and Places of Glyncorwg, Blaengwrach, Aberayon, Lantwit Lower, Clyne, Resolven, Baglan Higher, Haglan Lower, Michaelstone Higher, Michaelstone Lower, Kille- bebill, and Ynisvmond. At the Town- Hall, in Neath, on Saturdav, the 5th day of Octo- tIer, 1839, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists of the several Parishes, Hamlets, and Places of Dylais Higher, Dvlais Lower, Hlaenhondda, Coedfrank, Dyfl'ryn Clydach, Briton Ferry, Town of Neath, Neath Higher, Neath Middle, Neath Lower, Alltgreeg, Llanguke, Blaeneagle, Parcel Mawr Llanguke, and Kaegerwain. At the Town Hall, in Swansea, on Tuesday, the 8th day of October, 1839, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to rev ise the Lists of the several Parishes, Hamlets, and Places of Llansamlet Higher, Llansainlet Lower, Parcel Chise Higher, Parcel Clase Lower, Penderry Higher. Penderrv Lower, Parcel Mawr Higher, Parcel Mawr Lower, Iscoed, St. Thomas. Oystermouth, & Bishopstone. At the Town-Hall, in Swansea, on Wednesday, the 9th day of October, 1839, at leu o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists of I lie several Parishes, Hamlets, and Places of Vnyslloughor, Ty r- y-Brenin, Gl i nlloughor, Pennard, Ilstone, Llanrhidian Higher, Llanrhidiau Loner, Landewv, Cheriton. Portvnon, and Peninaen. At the Town-Han, in Swansea, on Thursday, the 10th day of October, 1839, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to revise the Lists of the several Parishes, Hamlets, and Places of Oxwich. Penrice, Llanmaddock, Nioholaston, Rossilly, Reynoldstone, Knelstone, Llangennith, V, alterstone, and Killebion, Saint John's, Town of Swansea, Swansea Higher, and Swansea Lower; and also the Lists of all other Parishes, Hamlets, and Places in the said County (if any), which ine not before specified or referred to. At which Courts the Overseers of the Poor of all the said re- spective Parishes. Hamlets, and Places, are bound to attend, under a Penalty ofi;500 JOHN WILSON, Sept, 3d, Ib39. JAMES EVANS. SHORTLY WILL BE PUBLISHED, A VOLUME of POEMS:4ntitled NOTHINGS." By E. DARBY, Jun. JOHN BRANTON, GOAT-STREET, SWANSEA, BEGS to announce that he hasjust received a quan- tity of neW "nd fashionable VOCAL & INSTUMENTAL MUSIC, of the following eminent Composers, and which he will offer at half price :-Hurnmel, Dohler, Cramer, Moscheles, Thal- berg, Neukomm, Strauss, Moore, &c. HERBERT JONES, BOOKBINDER AND STATIONER, SWANSEA, MOST respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, that he has COMMENCED BUSINESS in the above line, and hopes by attention, punctuality, and neatness, to merit a share of public patronage. Morocco, Russia, Silk, Modern and other Bindings. Pe- riodicals and Monthly Publications supplied. 3, Oxford-street, Sept. 12, 1839. Welsh Flannel Manufactory. CASTLE-STREET, SWANSEA. LEVI GRIFFITHS, having removed to the above eligible and central situation, begs to announce to his Friends and the Public in general, that he keeps on hand, at his Establishment, a choice and superior Stock of Welsh Flannels, Whittles, Scarfs, Pieces for Dresses, Trousers, and Cloaks, plain, striped, and plaid, of the most splendid patterns and finest tex- ture, wholesale and retail, manufactuied under his immediate in- spection, whereby he is enabled to warrant all goods for which he may be honoured with orders. N.B. Single Fancy Pieces, Dresses, Scarfs, and Whittles, made to order at the shortest notice, on moderate terms. LONDON AND MANCHESTER HOUSE, No. 6, CASTLE-STREET, SWANSEA. JACOB LEWIS RESPECTFULLY informs his Friends and the Public, that he has received (from the Inventor and Pa- tentee of Indian Rubber Waterproof and Airproof Fahrics) an extensive assortment of MACKINTOSH CLOAKS, COATS, CAPES, &c., which he is now offering on the most moderate prices; and also informs Gentlemen wishing to have Coats, &c. made in any particular manner, that he is able to execute the same precisely to order, in the most approved style aud shortest not ice. J. L. begs to return his grateful acknowledgments for the kind support he has received siace his commencement in Business, and assures his numerous Friends that be will use every exertion to retain their confidence and merit a continuance of their favours. J. L. has just received a large assortment of Woollen Cloths, Kerseymeres, &c., also a variety of Goods adapted for the Season, and takes the liberty to solicit an early inspection. N.B. Gentlemen's Wearing Apparel made to order on the shortest notice, and in the most approved fashion. TH EATRE, SWANSEA.-By Authority. For the Benefit of Mr. WOULDS, LESSEE AND MANAGER. ON MONDAY Evening, SEPTEMBER 16, 1839, will he performed, for the first time in this Theatre, the highly popular Play, culled The IVr aiD of MARIENDORPT. Written by the first Dramatist of the day, James Sheridan Knowlcs, Esq. General Kleiner (Governor or Mr. GRAINGER.—Joseph (A ■ Jew. friend to Mnhldenan), Mr. BARRY.—Ahab (his Steward), Mr. BOW ER. — MiihldiMnni (Minister of Marirndorpt), Mr. E. GLOV ER.- Rupert (betrothed to Mteta), Mr. HODSON.—Baron Idenstein (Nephew to General Kleiner), A]r. NANTX.—H-int (Servant to Mulililenan), Mr. WOULDS. Meota (Daughter of Mnhldenan), Mrs. GORDON.—Madame Ropel- heitn (Mother of Rupert), Mrs H AMERTON.—Adolpha ( Wife of Iden- stein), Mrs. PALMER.—Esther (Housekeeper to Miihldenau), Miss NOEL. After which the favourite Comic Interlude, interspersed with National Melodies, called THE WELSH GIRL. Sir Owen Griffiths. Mr. GRAING ER.—David Jones, Mr. BARRY.— Alfred, Mr. BOWER. Julia (afterwards disguised as theWel«h Girl), Mrs. WOULDS. Dora, Mrs. HAMEPvTON. j'o conclude with (not acted in Swansea for many years) the Operatic Melo-Drama of The MILLER. AND HIS MEN. Grindoff (the Miller), Mr. EDMUND GLOVER.-Connt Frederick Frieberg, Mr. BOW ER.-Karl, Mr; WOULDS.-Lothair, Mr. NANTZ. -Kelmar, Mr. BARRY. Clandine (Keltnar's Danuhter), Miss NOEL. Ravina, Mrs. GORDON.— Lanrctle, Mrs. PALMER. Tickets to be had of Mr. Woulds, Adelaide-place; at the Cambrian Office; the Mackworth-Arms; and at the Misses Jen- kins's Library, Wind-street, where places for the Boxes may be secured. I" MR. BARRY BEGS leave most respectfully to announce his BENEFIT For FRIDAY next, SEPTEMBER 20th, 1839, On which occasion will he performed (not acted here for many years) the admired and approved Comedv, called THE WHEEL. OF FORTUNE; Or, Misanthropy and Repentance. The part of PEN RUDDOCK by the highly celebrated and distinguished AMATEUR OF SWANSEA. AFTER WHICH, THE LAUGHABLE INTERLUDE, CALLED TinlKlI!! (D Y LQWERO; Or, All in the Dark.. 7 Simon by Mr. WOULDS. The whole to conclude with the popular and celebrated Melo- Drama, called THE WRECK ASHORE; Or, the Bridegroom from the Sea. Grampus, the Smuggler, and Outcast (for this night only), by Mr. BARRY: Tickets to he had of Mr. Barry, at No.9, Waterloo-street, and at Miss Jenkins's, where places for the Boxes may be taken.
SWANSEA, FniDAv, SEPT. 13. [¡:J- The sailing of the London trader, the Iris, Capt. Prust, from Hay's Wharf Tooley-street, London, is postponed from the lGtli to the 24th inst.—See advt. .a THE recent elections in Manchester and Cambridge must, we imagine, operate as a tiseful lesson to Re- formers throughout the country. At Cambridge, in- deed, the contest was scarcely a political one for, although on Mr. Gibson's side there were principle and conviction, his opponent built his hopes of suc- cess on a very different foundation—on the skilful adaptation and employment of bribes. Never, indeed, were the purchase and sale of votes more open-it was a regular btisiness-like transaction, in which the elector put himself up as an article to be carried off by the best bidder; and as Mr. Gibson did not choose to pur- chase votes, he necessarily obtained none except frem those upright and conscientious persons with whom the good of the community outweighed the desire of filthy lucre. Unfortunately, hovyever, there is not in the town of Cambridge a majority of honest men. On the contrary, according to the strictest rules of Cocker's Arithmetic, the rogues exceed the honest inhabitants by exactly one hundred. It must be owned that this state of things is exceedingly disgraceful to the town of Cambridge, especially when we consider, that even its University has contrived to obtain the reputation of being more liberal than its rival. But the days of University liberality appears to be at an end, unless the continuance of the present Ministry in office, which places a great many livings, and other good things, at their disposal, should brtng baek Cambridge to its old opinions. Be this as it may, respecting the electors of that place, and the conduct of Mr. Gibson, there can be but one opinion which is, that the former covered themselves with disgrace, and the latter with lasting honour. This gentleman, it should be observed, though the Tory journals be instructed to speak of him as an apostate, has merely in the early part of his life and career become a convert to the people's cause not because this cause is the most profitable one, but be- cause it is more congenial to an upright and intellectual man to advocate the principles of good government, rather than promote the interests of a narrow and op- pressive oligarchy. Mr. Gibson's speech on the day of nomination was in every way creditable to him. He gave in brief the history of his progress from what are called Conservative to Liberal opinions, proving, how- ever, by the way, that the original leaning and bent of his mind were towards the latter. He left the Tory camp, he said, because he could not bring his mind to relish the humiliating servitude in which every Tory member of the House of Commons is held, they being all constrained to vote as Sir Robert Peel votes, whe- ther with or against their consciences. Meanwhile, Sir Robert Peel himself follows no straightforward course, professes no unswerving principles, but is guided by expediency and the apparent interest of his party, sometimes to move in one direction, sometimes in another. Thus, on the Catholic question, which considering the bigotry of the people of Cambridge, it was unfortunate that Mr. Gibson should have been mentioned—on this question, however, as well as on many others, Sir Robert had exhibited an example of fluctuation and inconstancy, first declaiming violently against emancipation, engaging the country squires who swear by him to adopt his opinions and be guided I y his policy, and then suddenly, when the public least expected it, turning round, uniting with the Duke of Wellington, and carrying the Relief Bill with a high hand, though not before the necessity of the measure had become manifest to every politician in Europe. Nevertheless, such being the variable and fickle con- duct of the man, no Member of Parliament, as Mr. Gibson more properly contended, could, with any regard to his own political character, consent to follow im- plicitly in his wake. This consideration, and this alone, would, in our opinion, suffice to justify any honourable and upright man for abandoning the Tory party, which is now not so much a political combination of men acting on steady and intelligible principles, with a view to any public good whatever, as a low marauding opposition, shifting its ground continually, and de- nouncing to day what it approved of and aided to pass yesterday. Thus, in the case of the Poor Law, nearly all the Tories in Parliament aided in enabling the Whigs to pass it; but, finding that in many parts of the country it was unpopular, they immediately began to declaim against their own work, and now owe whatever influence they possess in the country to the clamorous party opposition they have kept up against that law. Their fraudulent duplicity in this matter was made abundantly evident last week at Manchester, where Sir George Murray, the Tory candidate, showed the utmost readiness to join in the fiercest and most indis- criminate abuse which the Ultra-Radicals could wish to heap upon the Poor Law; but when the question was distinctly put to him. whether, should he be elected to represent Manchester in Parliament, he would vote for the total and instant repeal of that law, he had recourse to the meanest subterfuges and evasions, took refuge in unmeaning verbiage, beat artfully about the bush, and only at length, when repeatedly pressed upon the subject, escaped from any distinct explanation by saying he would give no pledges. In this respect, the honourable and gallant gentleman was, for more reasons than one, perfectly right; for, in the first place, the act of giving pledges, had been rather unfortunate for Sir George Murray. The reader, perhaps, may remember, that when first elected to serve for Perth, Sir George, who had not then any particular aversion to pledges, engaged upon his honour as a gentleman, to vote in a certain way on a matter which the Perth people took much to heart. In due course of time, the question was discussed in Parliament, and the House was divided upon it, when, to their utter astonishment, Sir George's constituents found that he had voted in opposition to their wishes and in direct violation of his pledge. And yet, with these facts before them, the Radicals of Manchester, in many instances we are assured, voted for Sir George Murray, not of course out of any predilection for Toryism, but from a foolish desire to avenge them- selves on the Whigs. At first, indeed, they had put forward a Radical candidate, which of course would have been all very proper had the man been himself desirable; but, perceiving that Colonel Thompson was not very likely to rally around him the more able and far-seeing of the Radical party, the reckless out- lyers about their camp, somewhat numerous in the town of Manchester, flocked to the Tory standard, to fight against their natural allies. That this prank of theirs did not in the end prejudice thp popular cause, was a matter of mere accident—they effected what mischief they could, and are responsible in the eyes of the country for all the damage which the cause of Reform has suffered in the manufacturing districts What advantage any class of Reformers can promise themselves by returning Tory members to Parliament is more than we can comprehend; for admitting that the Whigs move too slowly, as on some points they certainly do, is any man in Great Britain so senseless as to suppose that the Tories would advance at a brisker pace? Instead of that, their design, if they come into power, evidently is to repeal the Reform Bill, and thus carry us back to what we were before eighteen hundred and thirty-two. How would the Radicals like that ? How would they like to see again in power men like the Sidmouths and the Castlereaghs ? The Whigs have not done for Reform all they could but surely every class of Reformers will allow that whatever they did, they did in spite of the Tories— that they had to struggle hard for every point which has been gained—and that if they could not have carried the Reform Bill without the strenuous co- operation of the Radicals, so neither could the Radi- cals have carried it without them. In short, the quarrel between the Radicals and the Whigs are the quarrels of friends, while our quarrel with the Tories is a quarrel for existence, one which must end with the destruction of them or us This is the point to be considered, and we wish that no honest Reformer will lose sight of it.
MECHANICS' INSTITUTION.—An adjourned Meeting of Tradesmen and Mechanics was held on Wednesday even- ing in the Town-hall, when the report of the Committee was read, and it was unanimously resolved that a Public Meeting be called for the purpose of establishing a Me. chanics' Institution in the town. Due notice will be given of the Meeting. Mit. BARRKE'S CONCERT.—Notwithstanding the un- favourable state of the weather on Wednesday evening, this Concert was respectably attended. Madame Croft again delighted the Swansea lovers of harmony by her exquisite execution of the several airs allotted to her. She was ad- mirable in "Perché non ho" from Lucia, and gave the scene Dearest Companions" front La Sonnambula (in which she was encored), with deep feeling and charming effect. Mr. Alban Croft sings in excellent style, and has a most splendid voice; he gave us the beautiful ballad of his own composition, "The Maid of Lammermoor," with great expression, and was loudly encored. We understand this talented conple are making a tour, and will proceed imme- diately to Tenby. Such novelty in the provinces is rare and we sincerely wish them the success they so well merit' The different instrumental pieces, led by our talented townsman, Mr. Bailee, passed off with great eclat; but we feel particularly called upon to notice the performance of a solo on the harp by Master Williams (a child scarcely eleven years old), son of Mr. Williams, harpist, of this town. It was performed with that precision and effect as scarcely to distinguish it from the execution of a matured master of the science, and elicited from the audience a warm burst of applause. Altogether, this was one of the best Concerts we have had in Swansea. THE THEATRE.—It will be seen from an advertise- ment in another colnmn, that our respected Manager, Mr. Wonlds, takes his benefit oil Monday next. For several years the theatrical amusements of this town have been supported with a liberality worthy of its population and importance; but this year, probably from the absence of several families from the neighbourhood and the unfavour- able state of the weather, Mr. Woulds, we are sorry to say, has been a considerable loser by his theatrical speculation. We are perfectly convinced that Mr. W. has lost not an atom of the esteem in which he has invariably been held in Swansea, and that his unsuccess this year is solely attri- butable to the untoward circumstances we have alluded to. We therefore trust his friends, on Monday night, "ill give him a substantial proof of the estimation in which they hold public talent with individual respectability and private worth.—On Friday evening, Mr. liairy takes his benefit, on which occasion he has prevailed on a Gentleman of this town, long known as a distinguished amateur performer, to represent the character of Penruddock, in the Wheel of fortune; and no doubt can be entertained that all who can appreciate dramatic talent, will avail themselves of this oppoitunity of witnessing his nniversaIly acktiowleged merit as a chaste and spirited actor. At one o clock on Wednesday last the remains of John James, woodward to Lord Dynevor (who was drowned in the river Taff, as stated in our last), passed through Cardiff, for interment at St. Fagans; the body had been found on the Peterstone Moors,in the county ofMonmouth, so much lacerated as to cause it to be recognised chiefly by the contents of the pockets and wearing apparel. HoUSE BREAKING.—At Cardiff, last week (since the breaking open of those of Messrs. Hill, the Aberdare Co., &c.), the counting-house of Messrs. Watson and Co., was entered in the night time, and minutely searched, fortunately to no purpose, there being nothing of value on the premises. Considerable efforts were successfully made to detach an iron chest from the wall, but it afterwards resisted all at- tempts to break it open, though even had the thieves suc- ceeded, they would have been thoroughly disappointed, as the chest contained nothing but books and papers. It is much to be regietted that four burglaries should have been perpetrated within the space of a week, and none of the parlies detected. Mr. Grismond Philipps, son of Capt. J. G Philipps, of Carmarthen, has been promoted to a First Lieutenancy in the Portsmouth Division of Marines, vice Williamson, promoted to a Captaincy in the Chatham Division. It is stated that the Races, for 1840, at Haverford- west, will far surpass any that have taken place in that town for many years past. There are already twenty-six sub- scribers for the Pembrokeshire stakes; and it is confidently anticipated that before it appears in the Racing Calendar the number of subscribers will be increased to thirty. Viscount Enilyn and Mr. Gough (and not Capt. Ackland, as stated in our last), are named as stewards for the next year. A new lodge of Freemasons is about to be opened at Haverfordwest, of which Col. Scourfield is to be the first Master. It is intended to be held at the Mariners' Inn. At a Board of Guardians of the Llandilo Union, held on the 20th ult., Mr. W. Samuel was unanimously elected Surgeon to District No. 2 of that Union. We beg to call the attention of our Agricultural readers to Mr. Bigg's advertisement for his Sheep Dipping Composition in another colnmn, and to the highly flattering testimonials that accompany it. MOUNT PLEASANT MEETING HOUSE, SWANSEA.—The Anniversary of this place of worship was held on Sunday last, on which occasion the Rev. Micah Thomas, of Aberga- venny, delivered two very excellent and impressive ser- mons—that in the morning from Romans v. 18, and the text in the evening was Revelations xx. 1—6. On Monday the ninth Anniversary of the Rev. D. Rhys Stephen's labours at Mount Pleasant was celebrated. About three hundred persons took tea together in the vestry toom and at seven o'clock a public meeting in the chapel commenced, the Rev. Micah Thomas ill the Chair. The Rev. Thos. Dodd having engaged in prayer, the Chairman addressed the assembly. He referred in affectionate terms to his long acquaintance with the Cluistian friends statedly assembling in that place, and to his connexion with Mr. Stephen, once his pupil. Mr. Thomas then enumerated the circumstances under which he recommended Mr. S. to their notice, and con- trasted the condition of the interest at that time with its present state, and concluded by expressing his earnest and prayerful hope that the connexion between the pastor and his flock might be of long continuance, and of increasing comfort and profit to both.—The Rev. D. Rhys Stephen said he felt great difficulty in addressing his friends, bur- dened as he was with their long kindness, and especially with the present expression of their respect and attachment. Mr. Stephen then referred to those who had been called away since his settlement, at whose dying beds he had to offer up the last, the parting prayer, and whose remains he had followed to the tomb. He remarked upon the constant endeavour of his friends, with himself, to cultivate peace and friendliness towards their fellow-christians in the town —upon the principles by which they had been influenced and guided—upon the purposes they entertained in respect to the future; and having dwelt at some length on these topics, he expressed his sincere gratitude to his beloved Tutor for his attendance, to bit brethren in the ministry present, and to his friends of various denominations, who, by attending on that occasion, evinced their sympathy with him and his flock, which the tttter he could safely assure the meeting affectionately reciprocated. The Rev. Charles Thomson, of York-place Chapel, addressed the assembly on the duties of associated Christians towards their l'astors.— The Rev. Thos. Seville, of Newton, pointed out, and dilated upon the practical ends to be contemplated and realized in the Christian ministry. The Rev. Thos. Dodd delivered a brief address, expressive of his delight in the services, and of his readiness at all times to co-operate with his brethren, and to serve tlut congregation in particular, whenever any services of his might be requisite and acceptable. About nine o'clock the meeting was closed in solemn prayer by the venerated Chairman. THE LATE MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT THE PASSAGE. —Since our last, active and continued exertions have been going on for the recovery of the bodies, and seven have been found. Thiee were picked upon Sunday morning viz.— that of William Crawshay, Esq., for whose body, as we mentioned last week, a reward of 201, was offered by the relatives; those of Mr. Christopher and Thomas Taylor, one of the boatmen. Since that morning, three others have been recovered, namely, the boy Harmar (who had charge of Capt Jenkin's carnage), Mr. Jones, the grazier, and another of the boatmen. All the bodies have been more or less disfigured, and the thigh of the boy was broke, and there was a severe contusion on the head of Jones, apparently from a kick of one of the ho ses. On the person of Mr. Crawshay, who was found by a pilot of the name of Morgan, was 25l. in gold, some silver, a gold watch and chain. Mr. Christopher had 771. in notes and gold, and Mr. Jones a considerable sum, hut we have not heard how much. An inq iest was held on Monday on the body of Mr. Crawshay, before J. J. Ellis, Esq., the Coroner, when the facts already before the public were adduced in evi 'ence, and a verdict of Accidental Death returned. The boat, however, was ordered to be condemned, and not to be used again. The bodj of Mr. Bland was picked up on Wednesday afternoon, down Channel, and brought to Newport that evening. An inquest was being held on the body at the Bridge Inn, Newport, when our correspondent forwarded his tetter. The bodies still missing are those of Mr. Williams, and the two Whitchurch's, and Giles Lizar, the remaining boatmen. The search still continues. A subscription has been set on foot for the families of the poor boatmen, and we need not urge upon our readers the claims of those, who, in addition to the loss of their only protectors and friends, have by the same calamitous event been deprived of the actual means of subsistence. Should any sums be entrusted to ns. we will take care to remit them to the proper quarter.—About two o'clock on Wednesday last, the remains of W. Crawshav, Esq. passed through Cardiff, for interment at Landaff Cathedral.—At Merthyr Tydfil, all the respectable shops were closed on the above evening, as a mark of the very great respect entertained towards the deceased and his family in that town. We understand that Master Hughes and his brothers, the Welsh Harpists, are arrived in Swansea, and will in the course of next week, give an Evening Concert at the As sembly Rooms. On Saturday sennight an inquest was held at the Union Hall, in the village of Llanstephan, Carmarthenshire, before George Thomas, Esq., Coroner, on view of the body of a person unknown, in an advanced stage of decomposition, but supposed to be the Captain of the ship Pickering Dodge, of Boston, United States, whose disastrous wreck we re- corded in a former number. Veldict-" Found drowned on the shore of the river Tavc. THE MINING JOURNAL.—'We beg to call the attention of the Mining Interest of South Wales to some resolutions in another colnmn relative to the manner in which Mr. English has conducted this very useful and valuable publica- t'on and havp to EXPRESS our oincere hope, that the object contemplated by the frieuds of that gentleman may be met by the corresponding approval of the mining community of the Principality. HON. E. M. L MOSTYN, OF MOSTYN.—This gentle- man sustained a severe accident on Monday week. He was superintending the felling of some timber on his estate, when one of the trees fellnpon him and knocked him down; the consequence was the fracture of his left thigh, just above the knee. He is going on as favourably as can be expected. THE SCHOOLMASTER ABROAD.—An Oswestry School- master had his garden robbed lately, on which occasion the Bellman was put to work-with a written paper, headed Garden Robed," with the usual threats against the offender or offendor." Notwithstanding the unfavourable state of the wea- tln-ron Tugsday sennight, the Meeting on Hanham Mount (the spot on which the late Rev. G. Whitfield commenced his out-door labouis) was largely attended in the afternoon, and in the evening not less than 3000 persons were calcu- lated to be present. The addresses delivered on the occa- sion were listened to with marked seriousness, and, each speaker confining himself to the space of twenty minutes, the attention was unwearied to the last, and the vast multi- tude seemed to regret when the shades of the evening ren- dered it necessary to separate. About fifty of the Chartists went to Bristol Cathedral en masse on Sunday week. They committed no other im- propriety than that of puttiug on their hats previous to leaving the Church. On (he 17th August a Bill was passed taking away the exemption of officers of the militia to serve as Sheriff. Parish Officers and Guardians are probably not generally aware that by the Bastardy Act, which received the Royal Assent at the clo..e of the Session, applications for orders ot affiliation can hereafter be made at the Petty instead ot the Quarter Session, thus avoiding the great expense, which made the remedy useless. The same cor- roborative proof, however, is required as at the Quarter Session. COUNTY REGISTRATION.—Many Overseers of the Poor may not be aware that they are subject to a penalty of 5001* if any person should he deprived of voting by their neglect. We strongly recommend those who have not already sent in their^ lists to the chief constable, to do so immediately, and avoid any proceedings against them. BIRMINGHAM RIOTS.—A letter has been received from the Home-office by direction of the Marquis of Nor- tnanby, stating that he is prepared to send down Mr. Dundas to Birmingham, tor the purpose of making full inquiry into the matter, and receiving the proofs the complaining parties may have to pioduce on the subject of the late riots. A similar communication has also been made to the Mayor.— Birmingham Gazette. EXECUTION.—Charles Wakelev, who was convicted at the Somersetshire Assizes of the wilful minder of Eliza Payne, at Worle, suffered the extreme penalty of the law on Wednesday morning on the drop in front of Uehester Gaol. There was a very large concourse of persons to witness the execution. The unhappy man for sometime past showed great contrition for his crime.
LITERARY NOTICE. "TheVALE OF GLAMORGAN: Scenes and Tales among the Welsh."—Saunders and Olley, ° We have been much gratified at the appr-arance of this book. It was full time to put on record the old legends and cus- toms of our peasantry. Railways and steam-packets, and the in- nuxot English folks and English money are fast dissipating our vveish pecuharities and if in Ireland and in Scotland, it were truly telt that now or never" was the time for preserving spe- cimens of that curious growth of the human mind which appears 1:1 the superstitious of rude rural districts, perhaps even more must it be the case where the manufacturing and commercial spirit gets to be so predominant as it is now in Wales or in our part of it, at least. It has often surprised us, that nothing should have been done towards this end at any of the Eisteddfod or Cymreigyddion Meetings, which have become so frequeut and so fashionable. It would seem an object quite as deserving of the attention of those assemblies, and of their distinguished patrons, and the visiters also from foreign parts, as the matters in which they have all been so profoundly interested there. We trust this hint will not be thrown awav. The work before us relates to only a limited district; and all the rest of Wales must be rife in materials similar to what so rich a harvest has here been gathered of in the Vale of Glamorgan. Our readers may torm some notion of this harvest from the table of contents, which we transcribe: Nos Calan Geuaf, or Allhallowtide Eve; TairNos Ysbrydnos or the Three Nights for Spirits The Maid's fpr i > Revival, Spectre Haunts, Beaupre Porch, Gwillym i wrch s Apprenticeship, Lantwit's Aiiwyl Day, Obsolete Gentry, A Wreck The Mabsant, The Mary Lwyd, St. Donatt's Castle, Village worthiness, The Bandy Match, Parson Evans, The Tolaeth, The Spectre Funeral, The Cyhiraeth, Ally Hugh, the Hill Tavern, Flouting the Ravens, Iolo Bardd The Goblin frp, rhe Vallev of Glooms, The Ychain Bannog and ;he Avainc, The torrent Spectre, The Corpse Candle, The Coolstrin, The Booka Bo, Easter Eve. In our Literary Metropolitan Contemporaries (in which much praise has been bestowed on the whole work) The Maid's Trick" and The Spectre Funeral" have been perhaps the favourite specimens and certainly these are not without much ariistical merit, besides the interest belonging to the remarkable super- stitions which they illustrate. In Modern Literature, since the rhree-Volume-System," and the wishy washiness it has led to, it is but too rare to meet with such raciness as characterizes others of the chapters, if they may be so called, especially The Coolstrin. Still we would ourselves direct attention to The Goblin Fire and "The Torrent Spectre," as possessing a beauty and a significance of no common sort. We have heard it rumoured, but know not how truly, that the public are indebted for this acceptable volume to a lady who had previously brought the graces of English literature to the illus- tration of some of our Welsh matters.
SWANSEA INFIRMARY.—Abstract ofthe House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board, from the 3d to the 9th of Sep- tember, 1839, inclusive: — t Remained by last Report 18 Indoor J Admitted since 2—20 Patients, i Discharged, cured and relieved 1 C Remaining 19 f Remained by last Report 152 ✓j i y Admitted slnec 29—181 Pntifnti D'schnrged,cured and reliered 27 rattens. \DieA 3-30 Remaining — 151 Medical Officers for the IV eel-: Ph vsician. Dr.Prestwood Lucas. Surgeon, Mr. Rowland. Committee:—W. R. Grove, Esq., Chairman Lewis Llewelyn DilKvyn, Esq., Vice-Chairman; Messrs. J. W. Clark, G. Huxhara, and Win. Jones. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMAR\ AND DISI'ENSARY, CARDIFF. — Ab.stract of House Surgeon's Re- port to the Weekly Hoard, from the 5th to the 10th September, 1839, inclusive:- Remairiedby last Report.. 11 In-door Admitted since 1-12 Patients, i Discharged,cured and relieved 2 Remaining — 10 t Remained by last Report 133 \Admitted since 17—150 p'LX < DischarSed.cured and relieved 14 Patients. \Dled 2- 10 V Remaining —134 Mtdical Oiffcers for the Week:—Phvsician, Dr. Moore; Consulting Surgeon. Mr. Reece. Surgeon, Mr D. W. Davis. Visitors:—Mr. T. Hopkins, and Mr. D. Evans. Thomas Jacob, House Surgeon.
Copper Ore sold at Swansea, Sept. 11, 1839. MtXES. 21 CWT. FOiCHASFHS. PRICK. RathntNrtaeh.. 12'1 P. Gtenfell and S im £2 9 II 94 Vivian and Soils 1 IS 0 Ditto Sims, Willyains, Nevil, Driice unil Co. 11 <5 Ditto Si Vivian and Sons 2 11 Ditto.M Ditto 211 0 Ditt0 52 Ditto J 2 11 0 Ditto •• 48 Ditto § .350 Ditt0 46 Ditto 2 ltI 0 Dillo. -II Sinm, Willyaiaa, Nevil, Driice and Co. 2 II 0 Cob,e. tOO P- GrenlVlI ar.,1 Sons 1*14 6 Ditt.) ot Ditto 12 5 6 Ditto SS Ditto 17 Hi 5 Ditto 1 15 Ditto 12 7 ti Ditto .113 Ditto 12 3 0 Ditto .26 Ditto 24 10 6 Chiti S>5 Vivian and Son» •• 14 1* 0 j Ditto 70 Ditto 15 13 0 Ditto 67 Ditto 14 8 0 Dillo 23 Ditto .)480 Ditto 82 Ditto .113 0 Allihies 80 Freeman and Copper Co. 8 12 6 Ditto 74 Vivian and Sons, and Williams, Foster, and Co. 8 18 0 Ditto. 45 Freemati aiul Copper Co. PI 0 Ditto 27 Williams, Foster, and Co. 8 4 0 Norway. 92 Ditto 22 11 <> Ditt0 85 Ditto 22 ti (i Anglesey 1*15 Ditto 3 2 o Valparaiso Ill Sims, Willyains, Nevil, Druee and Co. 21 18 6 Knockinahon tOO Vivian and Sons.660 Valpa. aiso 30 P. Grenfell and Sons 16 C 0 Hilla. 2-1 Ditto 32 2 B Chili 6 Vivian and Sons 50 2 0 Ditto. 3 Sims, Willyanis, Nevil, Drnce and Co. 1 16 0 2315 Copper Ore for Sale September 25, 1839. At H. Bath and Von's ff'harfv:-B,-tllymiirtigh, 514; Allihies, 3ti4 l.lau licliio. (>> Ballyi;;ihan, 43; Uywidd, 41 Penrallt, 25; DoUelly, 10; Sitnnea Dyllnan, 19; Drws y Coed, Iti; Mai gun, 10 Clo^wyn Coch,6; Heston, 19; Chili, 284. 1430 At P. Grenfell and Son's li'harfs:—Cobre, 1107 Parj's Mine, 178. 1285 At ff ii.'i ims's Wharfs: —Knockmalion 402 3117
THE NUN TO THE NOVICE. Why dost thou sit and shroud thy face In thv pearlv hand ? I see no trace Of angnish. No, nor are sorrow's tears, Quenching the hopes of thy hatf-breath d years? Oh, sit not there in such withering gloom As if ilion already wer't in the tomb Nor fix those eves with that speechless glare As if love of life had faded there. Do'st thou not hear the vesper's tone, Bidding us pray to the Holv One!- Speak, sister, speak, and break this dread- Santa Maria! she is dead. F. C. N., Swansea. A SISTER'S LOVE. A MONG the cool sequester'd paths of life, N o tree that doth ambrosial blossoms bear, N or herb with perfume-fruit with nectar rife, M ay with a Sister's changeless love compare. 0 n this fair flower, the loveliest beams of Heav'n Resplendent with etherial mildness shine G ently to waft its odours winds are given, A nd dews and falling showers their stores combine, N or can the wintry blight its spreading blooms confine. MOUNTAINEER.
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. MR. EOIToR,-Perhaps it arises from the obtiiseness of my intellect, but I have been greatly puzzled how to reconcile the assertion made by the- Chairman of the Board of Guardians, at a recent public meeting, ,hat" a saving of ten per cent, had been effected in the disbursements for the poor," with thefnct that a third rate for the current year was made in the middle of August, and that. consequently, a fourth will be required before its termin- ation. Now, when it is considered that the amount of a rate upon the new assessment is fifty per cent, more then the old, and that consequently four of the former are equal to six of the latter, I am not sufficiently versed in logical mysticisms to understand how/oxr and two, make (ten per cent) lessthan three!* Perhaps vou might be able to enlighten the mind of one who is so un- fortunate as to be placed in this parish in the situation of A RATE PAYER. A Rate upon the old survey produced some trifle above 8001. One upon the new about 12201. During the able management of a gentleman for a period of fourteen years three of the old rates were found sufficient to de- fray the whole of the expenses for a year. Swansea, September, 1839.
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. SIR,—The question proposed in yours of the 7th instant. appeared to me at first lo be absurd, but after a little thought, the profits of a school may not unaptly be compared with a rectangular superficies—both are the product of two quantities; the former, that of the number of pupils by the charge for each the latter, that of the length by the breadth where the number of pupils is compared to the length of the rectangle, and the charge for each, to the breadth. The question may then be reduced to this—"To find the greatest rectangular quantity of ground that may be in- closed by the least number of hurdles each a yard long, the breadth of the ground to be nine vards." And this is readilv ac. complished by making the length also nine yards, by which is inclosed 81 square yards with 36 hurdles, and with no other a length and breadttt can so great a surface be inctosed by the same hurdles; the same may be said of six and four. Hence to obtain for the incloser the greatest rectangular superfices for the least work, is by making length and breadth equal, and thus he may proceed,for as many inclosures as may be thought proper. Then by analogy I argue that the most leisure and advantage to the Teacher is when the number of pupils are respectively equal to, or in proportion to the periodical charge for each, thus- J1 or every 4 pupils at 4s. = jEO 16s., should be 6 (is. = 1 16, slid 9 9s. = 4 1 Sam 19 comes to £ 6 13 But there are to be 171 pupils in all, and this contains 19 nine times therefore 9 times 4 = 36 pupils at 4s. 9 times 6 = 54 .< 69. and 9 times 9 = 81 9s. are the number of each class, which was to be shewn. Yours, very obediently, JAMES EMERSON WILLIAMS. Academy, Swansea, Sept. 10th, 1839,
To the BURGESSES of SWANSEA. GENTLEMEN,—It apppa II that our Tinst is "divided against itself," as to whether a \amgable and Floating Harbour through Mr. Benson s land, or a Waste-Water Cut would, under existing circumstances, most conduce to our commercial pros- perity and to the true interests of the town and trade of Swansea. Deeply regretting the want of union and lack of consistency justly attributable to some of the members of the Trust, and strongly impressed with the conviction that public good, and not individual emolument, ought to obtain in the manngement of all public undertakings, I beg to offer a few observations on this very important subject, in order and with the hope that the inha- bitants of the town, who either have not entered into the subject, or have examined onl v one side of the question, may understand and determine the true bearings and real merits of the case. As a guide to our steps, and a lantern to our path, it is written love thy neighbour us thyself;" and it is my firm opinion, that it is absolutely impossible, by any logical twist or metaplivsical me- tamorphosis, to prove that this passage ought to be rendered— love thy neighbour better than thyself. There are at present so many and miKhtyohjections to the formation of a Floating Harbour through Mr. B.'s land, that if carried into effect, in spite of your own ittteresls, you will he placed in the rather preposterous predicament of loving tour neighbour better than yourselves, i. e. of benefiting others to the manifest injury of yourselves.— Men of Swansea and Burgesses of all the Wards! Stick to the text. In the present exhausted state of our lunds, one would naturally consider that plan the best and most suitable to be actrd upon, which should prove to be the least expensive, and at the same time the most advanta- geous. It is the opinion of most nautical men, and those who have paid most attention to the subject, that if 'he bed of the ri^er were deepened—a Wast Water Cut formed through Mr. Benson's land, in order to divert the freshets from injuring vessels in har- bour, and a float or dock built fur foreign ships, the gratifying result would be that Swansea would posses one of the best dry harbours in the kingdom fo< coasters, aud aflord very suflicient accommodation to foreign ships. The late Mr. Prise's estimate of a Floating Harbour was one hundred and ten thousand pounds, while the estimate of the other deepening the river, a Wast Water Cut, &c., would be about fifty thousand pounds, so that a Floating Harbour would cost at least fifty thousand pounds more than a Wast Water Cut, Sen., without the former being of fifty pence more benefit to us than the latter Brother Burgesses is not this a little to bad ? Brother Burgesses I pray you atc-ake-I implore you arise, or be for ever fallen. Will it be credited that some of the members of the Trust, unstable as water," with One foot on land and one on sea, To one thiiij; constant never, and who vow advocate a Float, were, on the 2d of October, 1S37, in favour of a Wast Water Cut ? Yet such is the fact, for i I was then unanimously agreed upon, and passed into an order, that a Wast Water (Jut be made through Mr. Benson's land." And now they want to rescind that order! Talk ol consistency indeed —a weather cock in a whirlwind would be as good an example of it.-It is time we should enquire, that we may find out between this and 1st November next, who are likely to look after our inlerest, and really represent us in the Trust, and who are likely, judging from their past conduct, to look after their own interest and really represent themselves. The latter descriptiolJ 01 party, whe her they exist in Swansea or on Swan River, in London or at the Laud's End, will most assuredly misrepresent their constituents. In our case they will injure the best interest of the town-incur a large debt- involve the Trust in insurmountable dilliculties, and ultimately fasten about your children's necks, chains which they can never IIn- rivet. In conclusion, allow me to ask those gentlemen who are in favour of a floating harbour through Mr Benson's land, what the impediment in the order of October, 1837, is, which prevents the working committee going on wilh the intended plan. Do they for one moment suppose the Harbour Trustees so heedless of what is due to their own character, or negligent of what is due to their constituents, as to allow them unlimited control over one hundred thousand pounds ? Forbid it all the powers. I am, Gentlemen, yours, most respectfully, A TENANT IN THE TOWN. Swansea, Sept. 5.1839.
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. SIR,—In your last p»per, a Mr. Jones proposed an Aritb- metical Question, which, when at School, he says, he could mah* nothing of, that it puzzled the Usher for some days to no purpose, and that the Master knew less how to answer it than either of them thus reducing the master's arithmetical knowledge to leu than nothiug Judging from this, that some simple mode of cal- culation may be best suited to Mr. Jones s comprehension, I beg leave to trouble you with the following solution leaving Alge- a braic characters 10 those parties who may fancy themselves ex- pert at proposing and answering questions which, by the by, require the skill of the rtddlt solver, rather than that of the maths- mar,cian. The number of boys are 171, to be taught separately, at 4tt os., and 9s. per quarter. N w, as the Master wishes to have «s much leisure as possibie, and as the labour is to be proportioned to the prices, he must, of course, so divide the 1.>3) s, that tbe number in the 4.«. class shall bear the same ratio to that in the 9.1. class, as 9 docs to 4 and so also for the number in the (is. clasi. Therefore, the time given to each class being divided by the number of boys in each class, will give the time or iaboar in the ratio of the price paid for each boy. This satisfies the condition that the labour should be proportionable to the prices. It may be cal- culated thus As the SAllTI of 4, 6, and 9 (19), is to 171, tbr number of boys in the .-School, so is 9 to the number taught at 4s., 6 to the num- ber at (is., and 4 to the number at 9s. per quarter or, divide 171 by 19—the quotient multiplied by 9, 6, and 4 separately, will give the number in each class as before, viz., 81 boys at is., 54 at 6s., and 36 at 9s. per quarter. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, DANIEL GIBSON. Swansea Academy, Oxford, street, Sept. 11, 1839. 1..
BIRTHS. On the 31st ult., at Geneva,the Lady of John Wyndham Bruce, Esq., of a daughter. On the 31st ult the Lady of Gilbert Harries, Esq., of Llau- tuiwas, Pembrokeshire, of a daughter. MARRIED. On the -1th inst., at St. Martin's-in-the-fields, Captain Charles Stuart, of the Grenadier Guards, nephew of Lord Stuart de Rothsay, to Georgiana, eidest daughter of the late Vice-Ad- miral Sir John Gore, and Maid of Honour to her Maiestv the Queen Dowager. On the 3d inst., at Oddington, Gloucestershire, the Rev. Edw. Bankes, Chaplain in Ordinary to her Majesty, Prebendarv of Gloucester and Bristol, and Rector ofCorfe Castle, Dorsetshire, to Miss Maria Rice, third daughter of the Hon. and Very Rev. the Dean of Gloucester, and niece to Lord Dynevor. On the 3d inst., at Yynisgau Chapel, by the Hev. T. B. Evans, in the presence of Mr. Isaac Williams, one of the Registrars of Merthyr-Tydlil Union, Mr. David Evans, of Penheolgerrig, to Miss Ann Williams, both of Merthyr. On the same day, at the same place, by the Rev. T. B. Evans, MR. John Charles, cabinet-maker, to Mrs. Marv Jenkins, Jackson's Bridge, both of Merthyr. On the 9th inst., at Bethel Chapel, bv the Rev. T. B. Evans, Mr. James Points, to Miss Jane Lewis, both of Merthyr. On the 5th inst., at St. Mary's, Pembroke, Lieut. Holland, R. N. to Ellen, eldest daughter of C. 0. Lord, Esq., and niece of Sir John Owen, Bart., M. P., Lord Lieutenant of the county. Same day, at St. Mary's Church, by the Rev. James Thomas, A. W Cooper, Esq., R. N., to Mary Ann, eldest daughter of George Millard, Esq., surgeon, Market-street, Haverfordwest. On the 5th inst., at Bowden, Cheshire, Edward Gordon Faw- cett, Esq., of the Bombay Civil Service, to Louisa Charlotte, youngest daughter of John Hill, Esq., of Ashley-hall, Attorney- General for the county. On the 5th inst., at Llaniestyn Church, Lleyn, Carnarvonshire, Cyril Williams, Esq., Talcymerau, near Pwllheli, to Margaret, eldest daughter of the Rev. Robert Jones, Rector of the above parish. On the 3d inst., at Usk, by the Rev. T. A. Will iams, Vicar, Mr. James Williams, grocer, &c., to Miss Elizabeth Prichard, of the Three Salmons Inn. Lately, the Hon. Craven Fitzhardinge Berkeley, M .P., youngest son of the late Earl of Berkeley, to the Hon. Mrs. Talbot. DXED. On the 31st ult., aged 84 years, Mrs. Mary Felton, of Caerdraw, Merthyr. On the 1st inst., in Carmarthen, aged 82, Miss Agnes Forrest,— a lady highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintance. On the 1st inst., at Ty Issa, in the parish of Pembrey, after a short illness, at the age of 62, Mr. William Williams, deeply and most deservedly lamented by a large circle of his neighbours and acquaintance. He was near thirty years a member of a CON<RE^ gation of Protestant Dissenters in that parish, of whom he was one of its founders; he was also registrar of births and deaths of that district. On the 3d inst., at Ceven-y-gorwydd, Breconshire, aged 79 years, Margaret Parry, widow of the late Rev. David Parry, of Llanwrtyd. She had been for sixty-five years a consistent member of the Calvinistic -Ilethodist Conuexion. On the 2Sih ult., at Fron, near Gogerddan, Cardiganshire, John Thomas Evans, at the great age of 100 years, with the ex- ception of a few months. This aged man was a great favourite of the late John Pugh Pryse, Esq., of Gogerddan. He planted the large ash trees that form su conspicuous au ornament to Llan- badarn-fawr church-yard. On the 5th inst., at Wilson-place, St. Paul's, Bristol, after a lingering illness, borne with Christian resignation to the Divine will, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas Williams, officer of excise (late of Swansea), and nly daughter of the Rev. John Roberts, of Taliaris Parsonage, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire On the 18th ult., at Court House, near Fishguard (the resi- dence of her eldest son, William Gwynne, Esq. ), aged 78 years, Mrs. Gwynne, relict of the late Thomas Gwynne, Esq Kileifleth. Through the !ong period of her existence this excellent lady ful- filled all the relative duties of life in the most exemplary manner. On THS 2(1 instant, at Caerleon, after a long illness," the Rev. Lewis Jones Howell, Rector of Penhow and Kemeys, Monmouth- shire. Mr. Howell was the last survivor, at Caerleon, of the ancient and respectable familv of the Maxe's, of that town. Same day, Mr. Tranter, aged 53 years, of Green House, Llan- tarnam, Monmouthshire On the 4th inst., at Monmouth, deeply and affectionately re- gretted, in her 22d year, Lucy, daughter of the late Hezekiah Swift, Esq. Same day, aged 80, Mr. Thos. Watkins, of the Pulth farm, Llanishen, near Monmouth. On the 5th inst., aged 48 ye'rs, John George Griffiths, Esq. of Llanarth-street, Newport, late of her Majesty's Royal Ar- tillery Drivers. On the 9ih inst., at Newport, Monmouthshire, at the age of 18, Miss Cordcs, only daughter of J. J. Cordes, Esq. On the 28th ult., at Exeter, aged 65, Mr. William Huxbam, whose singleness of heart and sterling integrity of character will long be remembered by all who knew him, whilst the loss of an affectionate parent is deeply lamented by his numerous family.
SB%1? NEWS. SWANSEA.—Arrived, the Rosamonrl Jane, Hawkinf, from P»dstow Belinda, Tanner, from Gloucester; William and '■ 11 Jatie, Rariett; I'hcenis, Li.rtfje and Rose, Jenkins, from ISnstol, wilh sundries; Looe, Govier, from Walcliel, & Fanny, Brooks, from oioeiord, with hay William and Mary, Dinglev, from Bridtre- wati r, will hay and reerl Ann, Westem, from liidekud. with n.all Hetsey, Johns, from Abertha", wilh wheat; Alexander, James, from Youv,liall Flielltls, Reed, from Minehead Watehet Trader, Slocombe. and Friends, Gimlet, from Watehet, with fl.iir Emma, Bennett, from Rideforrt, with flom and apples; Happy Return, Finch, fioin Clovelly, with tresh hernnps Miltbay, Ruodel, from Plymouth, and Olive Branch, Mendos, from Aberthaw, with limestones; William and Jane, IVehborn, from Neath Spraycoinbe, Marsh; Fame, Hunt; Taunton, Thomas; and Dispatch, Cox, from BridRew.iter, with bricks; Victory, Pepper, and Clnisiiana, Walters, from Looe, with black jack RicharrT and Ann, Davies; Dasher, F osser and Pomona, Tncker, from Port- roath; Blanch, Hanley, from Dungarvon Ageuora, Hawk, from Saint Ives; Fieldfare, Reed, and Catherine, Grainger, fron. Cuba; Margaret, Watkins, from Wicklow; Riviere, Rosewall, from Hayle;' Patience,' -1 and Favourite, from Plymouth Eliza and Ann, l'ascoe Allihies, Peters Mary Ann, Giles and Dove, Hayes, from Truro, wilh copper ore; Fxpress, Perry, and Agenora, Brooks, from Bideford; William and Mary, Younij, from Waterford Jane, Stribley, and Ann and Mary's, Trivett, (rom Penzance; Adolphe, Canean, and Lamelina, Kernzori, from Brest Friendship, Hutlin, and Edward, Copy, from ttfracombe; Arab, Newton, from Plymouth; Elizabeth, Jenkins. from Purthea" I; James and Ellen, Pallot, from Jersey; and Charles Tucker, Tucker, from Rouen, in ballas1. CARDIFF.—Foreign Entered Outwards, the Jenny Jones, Carpenter, for Alexandria, and Orielton, Williams, for Dordrecht. Ditto Cleared Outwards, the Grafton, Smith, for Philadelphia, with iron and bricks Go id'dfa, Culotte, for Naples, with iron and silks Britannia, Furzman, :or Oporto, with iron and Mary & Hairiet, Rees, for Quebec, in ballast. Coasters Inwards, the Pride, Rogers; Merthyr Packet, Edwards; Fairy Queen, Lovering; Fiiends, Davies; and Cootie, Jones, from Biistol; Delight, Boucher, from Wateiford; Merchant, Pres., from Watehet; Pencalenick, Blit, from Hayle Langarthowe, Scantlebnry, from Powey Jenny Jones, Carpanter, from Gloucester Star of Brniij- wick, Hearson, from Barnstaple; Friends, Bryant, and Edward and Margaret, Jone-, from Bri tgewater, with sundries: William, Carter Self Defence, Clark; atvt Charles, Sharin, from Newport; Three Sis ters, Sanders; Three Sisters, Fifoot; and Elizabeth, Sinclair, from Bristol, with limber; Juhn and Mary Alln, Tobiii, from Coik, with porter; King David, Bailey, from Bristol, with powder; Nancy, Mug- glewortli. from Weston, and Hit or Miss, James, from Weston, with lio. tatoes; Hope, Grififth, from Aberavon, with tin; Nelly, Nicholl, from Bridgewater, with bricks; Vine, Evans, from Lydney, with nones; Grice, Chellew Jane, Quii k and St. Agnes, Carter, from Neath, "ilh iron; three with iron ore, and IS in ballast. Ditto Outwards, the Bute, Walters, and I'.ide. Rogers, for Bristol; Adelaide, Griffiths, for Galwav; Robert, Clairipitt, for Newport; Mes- senger, Hughes, a id Emerald Isle, Thomas, for London, willi sundries Commerce, Bennett, fur Penzance, with iron and coal; Emmet, Ricli- ards; Ricaard Carnal, Uugey; and William and Henry, May, for Glasgow; G nxl Hope, Thompson, for Biistol; Anne, Fowler"; and Herald, Smith, for Sunderla.id Joseph Carne, Wright, and Griftin, Tanner, for London Acorn, Davies, lor Portrusli Laurel, Anion, for Leith Fairy Que.-n, Loveiing, for New haven Velox, Harries; Sky. lark, Rvans and Industi ious, Davies, for Liverpool, wilh iron; 40 wilh coal, three in ballast. IJUMELLV.— Arrived, the Hope, Davies, from Cartfi¡:ll1, with slates; Alexander, lleddon, from Barnstaple, with timber; Elizabeth, Jlaj, fiom Falmouth Magnet Packet, Harvey; Ocuan, Stribley Pit!- mantei, Johns, from St. Ives, wilh copper ore; Nepean, Tamsett. from Bridport; Providence, Phillips, from Water ord Nerei 'e, Caitorie, from Bristol; and Qtnen, Forrest, from Liverpool, in Sailed, lhe Emily. Thomas, for Bristol, with copper; Venus, Cross- man, and Comet. Hillman, for Barnstaple, with coal. Foreign Entered Inwards the St. Nicolas, Salbe, from Moilaix Le Emile, Punquerce Perrine, Kenor and Caroline, Grould, Horn Brett, in ballast. NEWPORT. — Arrived, tile Urwin, Handerson, fiom Dalhousie. N. B., with timber and (teals; Mary, Koacli Elizabetli and Ann, Rirharrls; L>ons, Walker; and John Daniel, Pearse, from Yonghall; Resolution) Gibbons, from Dnngarvon; Three Sisters, Fitzgerald, from Waterfoid; Elizabeth, Fleming; and 8:lon, Francis, from Kinsale, with cattle) sheep, and pigs; Concoid, Reeves, from Gloucester, with iron; Jane and Mary, Richards, from Gloucester; Tin tie, Oxland, from Bristol; Venus, Parcel, Charles, Howe, and Prudence, Davidge, from Bii lCe"- water, with, corn, flour, and malt Bl ina, Oakley, from Gloucester, with salt: Merit, Bull, from Brisiol; Four Friends, Scantleburv, from Fowey; Union, Evans, from Barrow; Lady Louisa, Gadcombe, and Swift, Nicholas, from Fowey, with iron ore Robert Lawe, Sullon, from Cork, with feathers; Bee, Rayner, from Chepstow; Friendship, West- lake, and William, Slurman, fiom Bridgewater, with corn tut flour; Fame, Sullock, from Youghall, with butter; John & Catherine, Evans; Caerleon, Harwood. Tredegar, Johns Fanny, Scott Moderator, Wil- liams; Moderator, Clatworthy George, Johns; Biistol Packet, Pre- witt; Bristol Packet, Gainey Mary,.Tiver; and Swift, Richards, from Biistol, with sundries. Outwards, the Elizabeth Jane, Handerson, for Altona, with railway iron; Harmony, Davies, for Stettin, with iron and tin; Amy, Go I- liard, for Marsielles, with bar Iron; Bensley, Hill, for Rouen; and Vesta, Breckwolid, for Rotterdam, with pig iron; Britannia, Oltmams, fill Dordt, with metal; Emma, l!un:es?. toi St. Andrews, in ballast; Sell' Defence, Clark, for Caiitl; Myra, Evans, (or Liveipool; Blessing, Duddridge, tor Bridgewater; Hannah, Thomas, forGwcek; Amagon, Long, for Gloucester; Fame, Thomas, tor Hayle; Triton, Snell, for London; Adventure, Jones, for Liverpool; Fame, Rhymer, for Preston Venus, Philiips, for Westferry Union, Evans, Catherine, Davies; Pa- cific. Williams, anil Speedwell, Felix, for Liverpool; Eliza, Seaborn, for Renrew; Margaret, Newman, for Ayr; Catherine, Davies, for Ir. vine; Swansea Packet, Taskcr, for Cardiff; Brothers, Hall, for Glou- cester; Concordia, Read, for Wafrford Venus, Chapman Defiance, Hunt; and Emma, Stephens, for Bristol; Charlotte, Lewis, lor Green- ock, with iron and tin plates; Caerleon, Harwood; Tredegar, John!; Fanny, Scott Moderator, Williams Moderator. Clatworthy George, Johns; Bristol Packet, Prewitt. Bristol Packet, Gainey; Mary, Tiver; and Swift, Richards, for Bristol, with sundries; ami about 130 coasters with coal. BKISTOL.— Coasters Entered Outwards, the Gurnet, Jones, & Neath Castle, Davies, for Neath; Swansea Trailer, Lodge, for Swansea; the Acorn, Protheroe, for Carmarthen and Packet, Evans, for Cardigan.
--rT"" COUNTRY MARKETS. SWANSEA.—Wheat, lis. lo lis. 8d.; New Wheat,9s. 8d lolOs.; Barley, 5s. 4d. to 6s. Oats, 3s. lOd. to 4s 8d. per Imperial Bushel. Bee'. 5d. to7d.; Veal, 5d. to Cd. Mutton, 5d.to CAd. • 2 Lamb, 5jd. tr Gd.; Pork, 5Jd. to 7d. per lb.; Salt Butter, yid' 2 to lOd. per lb. 2 CARDIFF.—Wheat, 21. 17s. 3d.; Barley. 2Lls Od.; Oats, 11.5s. 8d.; Beans, 21. 6s. 6d.; Peas, 1!. I8s. per Imperial (Jr. IlRv, from 51. Os. per ton. CARMARTHEN.—Average Prices: Wheat, 8s. 7d. Barlev 0s. Od. i Out* 98 0.1 T • •