The late calamitous shipwrecks on our coasts have **Hed forth the sympathies of the benevolent to alleviate the distress of the shipwrecked mariner. None, however, 8tands more prominently forward worthy of public approval, than the efforts of the agents tothe "Shipwrecked Mariners' Societies" in the various parts of the kingdom. By their Praiseworthy aDd philanthropic exertions many of our nn- fortunate tars have been supplied with food and shelter, enabling them thereby to reach their respective homes in comparative comfort. In concluding these few brief re- marks, we beg to call the attention of our readers to a well- hlll(ld ietter on the subject, in another column, written by a Ssntleman whose efforts to alleviate privation, distress, and 8otrow, are among the most prominent traits of his humane '"d amiable character. The Rev. Dr. Ollivanf was elected Regius Professor Divinitvof Cambridge University on Wednesday se'nni»hf, e votes being for 0. Ollivant 4, Rev. Dr. Woidsworth 2, ?"d the Rev. Dr. Mill 1.—Dr.Ollivant took bis M.A. degree 1824, and was created D D. in 183C. Until very recently e held the office of Woe-Principal, Professor of Hebrew, ItQd Junior Professor of Divinity in St. David's College, j?ampeter. • The professorship to which he now succeeds was oUnded by King Henry the Eighth, 1540, and is of the Nearly value of 1,7701. The remains of the late Wm. Henry Scourfield, F-q., the Mote, Pembrokeshire, were, on Wednesday last in- *frred in the family vault in the Parish Church of New Moat, he funeral was attended by a great many of the relatives the deceased, and a nnmprons body of the Mote tenantry, '°f?ether with a large nn-nher of the gentlemen of Perohroke- and the adjoining counties. The splendid steamer Victoria end Albert, now huild'ing at Pembroke yard, is planked nut-tdc, and is nearly *^ady for laying down the decks. Almost the whole ot the shipwrights in the yaid ar« employed upon her. There can no r'onbt of her being fully ready tor launching iu ;lie c°urse of next month. A part of the v. re^k of the Jessie. rogan. East InJia- lian, lately wrecked near Padstow, has come on shore at freshwater West Day, a few miles to the east of Milford harbour. The Falcon. Campbell, master, from New Culabir to Liverpool, has arrived at Miltord in a leaky state, after a Passage of 47 days, having her toreyard andneariy all her "ails ca ri* d away She had been as tar up channel as Holyhead, and obliged to bear up and come to an anchor St. Ann's Head. On Monday moaning last, the Atgus, Trinity House steamer, went to hei assistance, and brought "er in safety up to Milford town. Sin- is laden with palm Oil and ivory, a part of which must be discharged before the tepai rs can he effected. The opening of the splendid ne v Town-ball at New- feort was celebrated, on Tuesday wf. k, by a ball, at which 160 ladies and gentlemen were present. A novel, but rather agreeable method of Itelpiner a •"an out of his difficulties has been adopted at Monmouth, "bere an old and respectable trnl^-mao having been milch J^duced in circumstances, a public tea-party WMS held at e lJew market hall on Mondav bv permission of the .VJayor, the profits were given to tb^ deserving object of 'tis J^low-townsinen's bonnty. This is CP:t inly «n agreeable r°de of spending the evening, and promoting the cause of eievolence at the same tim^, SUDDR.V DEATH.— An inquest, was held, on Satnr- v?y last, be'bre C. Collins, Esq. Coroner, on the body of John Bidder, of Newton, who was found dead in his on the prec-dinw Thursday mr.rning. T he deceased complained of being rather un« HI a few davs before hi« *a<h.—Verdict, Died by the Visitation of God. CU TION ro MOTHERS. —ON Monday last, a ) inquest s as held on the body of,John Stratten, aged tour years, the of a bargeman residing in Swsn-row, in this town. The mother deposed, that on Hie pieceding Saturday,she "'d Ipft ||)e child alone in the house, while she went to a j''ShbonrV, that she returned so'>n after, in consequence of the cries of the fhild, wltn>e clothes were !n flames, ''°h she immediately extinguished. On exami* ition the ,teQeased was found to be much burned about the face, ^aeh, and other parts of the body, in consequence of ijch death ensued.—Verdict, Accidental death. T THE IRON TRADK.—The prife ot iron still continues ,c 0v* the average cost of manufacture Welsh Bars, by the to^0' being quoted as low as from 41. 10s to 41. 15S, per J,J1' It is our painful duty to siate that several miners | \yVe been discharged from Dowlats and I lymonth Iron 3f0,.ks> within these Ir.st nine days. Cheap as provisions t|>e 'n comparison to what they have been, still where can 1 fQ^Se unfortunate fellows get the means ot providing any themselves and families 1—Silurian. hia '^Y• — O" Sunday se'nnight. whilst a!1 its in- fji *es were in Church, a cottage in the pari.-h of Llan- frQ.^Sel-Geneu'rglyu, Cardiganshire, was broken open and "'in The principal object of the tobbery is jj^posed to have been the box belonging to a Itechabite t^i'f)efit Society, which was held in the house; this con- about 301. and escaped the search of the rubber-, °,f?h every place in the cottage was broken open (not ex- 'e wooden clock-case) in the search for the ^J'abite treasure. The robbers are not yet discovered. II^'SCOVKRY OF THE DKAD BoDY OF A CHtt.D. —Of) f)0 horning of the 8th iustaut, two men were employed to raft of timber from a place called Hook Quay, on tj0^"t»ngleddv titer, up to Haverfordwest. On their going tJie to the river to commence their wcik, they found th;4 ho ''de had not floated the raft, which, together with their «i|j0 • Was aground; they then It ft, and returned again in a quarter of an hour, and were just about pushing off t|,e raft, when one of them discovered a substance under i|hj ?,ern of the boat wrapped in a flannel apron. On pick- of a It lip and opening it, they were horror struck at the sight "y born iu!a:,t, wirh the apron -triiii: bound iig'itly ho^he throat, and bleod flowing from its nose. The y felt warm, as if it had been recently placed there the 'Mmediaieiy conveyed it to a house close by, where it the coroner's inquest. SWANSEA POLICE, Feb. 6.-Before the Mayor.—Ben- jamin Walters of this town, tailor, was convicted, on his own confession, in the penalty of five shillings, for being drunk. There were several other petty charges brought forward, for which the offenders were reprimanded and dis- charged.—Feb. 9.—One of the privates of the 73d Regiment of Foot, stationed' at this town, was brought up and charged by policeman, Wm. Webb, with having assaulted him, but the Mayor ordered the prisoner to be delivered up to the Sergeant (who was then present) for the purpose of being dealt with according to the military law. SWANSEA PUTTY SESSIONS, Feb. 7.— Before the Rev. J. Collins, the Rev. S. Davies, the Rev. W. Hewson, D.D., W. I. Jones and T. Edw. Thomas, Esqrs.—John Williams, of the parish of Swansea, labourer, was convicted in the penalty of five shillings, for being dnmk. William James, of SKetty, was charged by Jeremiah Cox, with pursuing game without a certificate. Benjamin Bevan, of the parish of Llani hidian, gave evidence, to the effect that, on the 10th of December last, he saw the defendant Jaiues in pursuit of game, in Wernhalog Wood, part of a farm occupied by wit- ness that he had three dogs with him, and that he saw him shoot a pheasant—that after he had picked up the bird, and put it into his pocket, witness went up to him and asked him for his certificate, which he did not produce. He said his name was David Jeremiah, of Longhor. John Kosser, of Sketty, was called to give evidence on the part of the de- fendant. His evidence contradicted that of the preceding witness in every particular. He said that he saw the de- fendant ploughing in the next field to him (witness) on the 10th of December, during nearly the whole of the day-he knew it was the 10th of December, because his brother told him so—he thought the present inenth was December—and that there were five Saturdays between the 10th of Decem- ber, the day on which he saw defendant ploughing, and Christmas day. John James, the defendant's biother, swore that his brother was not from home, on the 10th of Decem- ber last. The defendant, William James, was then charged with a second offence, of having pursued game, without a certificate, on Killebwa farm, in the parish of Llanrhidian. Mr. Grose, the occupier of the above farm, swore that he saw the defendant shooting game on his farm on the 24th of December last; and his evidence was corroborated by David Jones, labourer in his employ. Edward Rosser, of Sketty, farm-servant, swore that the defendant was in com- pany with him at Swansea on the same day, and at the same time on which the witnesses for the prosecution swore that he was unlawfully pursuing game in the parish of Llan- rhidian. John James gave evidence to the same effect.— Other offences of a similar nature were proved against the defendant. The Magistrates having severely censured the defendant's witnesses for their contiadictory evidence, fined the defendant in the sum of three pounds and costs in each of the two cases for poaching, and two pounds and costs in each case of trespass.-—William Davies was then charged with pursuing game unlawfully, and with trespassing, in com- pany with Wiliiain James, the defendant in the preceding case. He pleaded Guilty, and on his promising not to repeat the offence, he was fined in the mitigated penalty of ten shillings and costs tor shooting without licence, and five shil- lings and costs for trespassing. NEATH.—On Wednesday last, the Mayor of Neath (Howel Gwyn, Esq.). Frederick Fredricks, Esq., and Mr. Coke, the Town-Clerk, proceeded to the market-place, ac- companied by Mr. Taylor, the inspector of weights and measures, to test the accuracy of the weigjits of the several butchers and other parties. The inspection continued for upwards of two hours, and we are glad to sav, that, taking into consideration the number of weights weighed, compa- ratively speaking, few were found wanting. We, however, would caution the butchers and others to provide themselves with the proper weights without delay, as we hear the Mayor is determined to inspect again, and in case of deficiency being discovered, to fine the parties. Tnis inspection has been the first which has taken place here for some years, and the Mayor therefore did not fine the parties, but con- demned the weights only. NEATH TOWN-HALL, Feb 3d,-Magistrates present, F. Fredricks, Howel G" yn. and Griffith Llewellyn, Esqrs. —John Sambrook, charged Morgan Isaac, of Skewen, with assaulting him.—Fined five shillings and oosts. Paid.— Sergeant Bowyer, G. 10, charged David Williams, with stealing un ierwood, the property of Winiam Jones, Esq. David Davies said, I went on Thursday, the 26th day of January, with Sergeant Bowyer to search the bouse of David Williams, for some oak boards which were stolen from my master's premises, but did not find any of them. I saw a piece of underwood in the yard, which I thought belonged to my master. I asked him in the presence of the police- man where he got it from; he said his son had cut it on the farm. I said, will YOII show us the place. His son came with ns and took tu a long distance, and showed us a stump tlfcit had been cut a long time, but this was quite fresh. I took it to my master's farm, and it exactly fitted the piece which was left behind there were notches in the hatchet, aud the ivy which twined round corresponded. (The pieces were produced in Court.) Sergeant Bowyer proved the above statement. Williallls was reprimanded by the Magistrates, and fined twenty-one shillings damage, and fory shillings in- cluding costs. Paid.—Ann Besley assaulting Ann Thomas, dismissed. Costs divided between thenu—William Morgan, policeman, charged David Hill, William Gammon, Isaac Gammon, Thomas Thomas, and George Edy, apprentices, with refusing to work and obey the orders of their masters, Messrs. Allan and Lilly, Neath. After a suitable admonition by the Magistrates, and they promising not to offend so again. George Edy was fined seven shillings, and the others five shillings each. Paid. NEWPORT EXCHANGE AND READING ROOMS.—On Thursday se'nnight, the adjourned meeting of the gentlemen desirous of establishing a Commercial-room in this town, took place at the New Council House, at which the Mayor presided. The Provisional Committee submitted a colle of rules for the regulation of the institution, which gave very general satisfaction, and elicited the thanks of the meeting; and these rules were adopted, with one or two exceptions, nameiythal of substituting, on theamendmeutof Mr.Dowling, a committee of twenty with the treasurer, five to form a quorum, for the originally proposed numbers of twelve, and three for a quorum. Considerable discussion took place also, astowhethertheroomshoutd be entirely closed on Sundays; and it was uliimHtelv determined (the Mayor and two other gentlemeu dissenting), that the reading-room should be opened after divine service, until five, o'clock iu the evening. The thanks of the meeting were given to the Mayor, aud the meeting shortly after broke up. A beautiful specimen of the Goosander (Mergus Merganser—Linnaeus) was idiot on the river Wye, last Wednesday, by the gamekeeper of J. Clutterbiick, Esq., Broughrood Castle, Radnorshire, and which is now being preserved by Mr. Leadbeater, Brewer-street, London. EXCLUSION flF ATTOKNIKS FROM PoLICE COUKTS.— The Magistrates of Cheltenham have just passed an extra- ordinary resolution, excluding attoniies from appearing in the Magis rates' Court except in cases of summary juiisdic- tion tor either the complainant or defendant! FIKB AT Pawls CASTLE.—About three o'clock on the morning of Saturday se'nnight, an alarm of fire was con- veyed to Pool, that a part of the office* of Powis Castle. were in flames, which threatened the destruction of one of the finest Baronial ■ evidences in thr kingdom. Every man who could w dk, fort with betook himself to the scene of the confirtgrati '11, when it was discovered that a shed or Iumhei-room for woo l was on fire, aud the flames were rapidly making their way towards some of the most beau- tiful parts of the Castle. The powerful engine stationed in Pool by the Salop Fire Office was soon at work, and with the willing assistance of an enthusiastic people, the flames were speedily overcome, and the vcner-ible pile rescued from destruction. The dannge to the building was trifling. The fire was IItnely accidental, and was providentially dis- covered by some waggoners passing on the road, in time to stop its I ahgts. SHETY OF THE CAPTAIN AND CREW OF THE BRIG CAROLINE.— Captain Gray, master, the carpenter, and three apprentices (the remainder of the ciew having proceeded forLiterpoot), belonging to the b;ig Caroline, repoi ted to have bet n loiiin! "I sea, abandoned i,y the crew, and towed into Holyhead, hy lis0 schooner Emily, were landed at Holy- head ori Sundav. The master reports thit the vessel struck on the Wicklow Banks, about four o'clock on Friday, the 28th nit.; remained with her tiil eight o'clock, when they were forced to leave her, having seven feet water in the hold. The owner of the Caroline sent a steamer to her from Liverpool, ;1111 the master of the schooner refused to give her up, until (settlement had been made with him. — Car- narvon Iier„ld. CAKBOMFF.KOUS IKON-STONE.We are glad to hear that the Cwm Celyn Company participate in the success wli ch has attended iheir wo. thy and wealthy neighbours, in reference to the hlack-b-tnd mineral, tI rich anil valuable bed of carboniferous iron-stone,or black-baud, as it is geologically called, ha-ing been recently found at CWITl Celyn. We nude1 stand that 'hree levels are already bfing d'ivpu, and that every effort will be made to turn this mineral treasure to gCwd account. As wef-wisheis to the party, from a dis- tance, aud other*, who have so spiritedly invested a large cap'ta! in the above Works of our county, we sincerely hope that :his fortunate discovery may tend materially to advance and benefit the interests of a'l concerned. — Merlin. BUI.STOL AND ExBTKtt RAILWAY—As a proof of the confidence of capitalists in this undertaking, we can state that, the whole sum proposed to be borrowed having for some time past been subscribed, the loan notes (paying in- terest ar 5 per cenl per annum) are now eagerly sought at II premium. The shares, too, have incre.sed in vaine, it beiug now ascertained, beyond all doubt, that the income, tinder the lease, will enable the Directors regularly to declare dividends equal to at least four per cent. per annum, Oil the paid-up capital. The shares (701. each) are now quoted Sit to 52 at the latter price they yield a lefurn of Gi per cent., but they must advance. — Bristol Mercury. CLIFTON SUSPENSION BKIDGE.— A meeting of the ] snuscrihet's took plale on Thursday last, to take into con- sideration a plan to he proposed for the completion ofthts undertaking. It is now nearly six years since the fottn- dation of the Asliton (or Somerset) side buttress was laid and during agre.it portion of that time have the huge masses of masonry which deforin that beautiful spot being standing, an eyesore and oiit>age on the picturesque. The question to be decided was, wheliier they should be appropriated to theii original purpose, and become ornamental at a further outlay of about 30.0001 (the sum of 45,0001. having been al- ready incurred) or be removed altogether. After some dis- cussion, a proposition for raUitsg 15,000/. as security to the Exchequer Loan Commissioners for a loan of 30,0001. for the above objrct was agreed to. Those parts which remain to be executed co .sist of the ornamental additions to the Piers—the remaining half of the chains and other i on works, the suspension and fixing of the chains and SitS- pending rods, the construction of the flooring of the bridge, the arecii >n of toll-houses and gates, an:1 the completion of roads of approach. AN AUTHOR.— fellow passing under the name of Alfred Moore, and who described himself as an author, lately decamped from Bristol, leaving his lodgings unpaid, and taking with hi.u about 301. ill bank-notes, the property of h s landlord. Mr. William Thomas, of Prince-street. He is described as about six feet high, dark brown hair, fair complexio n ( ue eyes, red busby whiskers, and about 30 years of age,
SWANSEA HARBOUR. The usual Monthly Meeting of the ifarbour Trustees was held in the Townbatt, on Monday last, when the following members were present :-Mr. Aubrey, Mr. L. Ll. Dillwyn, Mr. Essery, Mr. Glover, Mr. C. James, Mr Elias Jenkins. Mr. David Jones, Mr. Joseph Martin, Mr. R. M. Philipps, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Sanders, Mr. W. H. Smith, Mr. T. Edw. Thomas, and Mr. Roger Walker. The following Trustees, members of the Town Council, were absent:—Dr. Bird, Mayor; Mr. S. Benson, Mr. Dawe, Mr. D. I Edwards, Mr. John Grove, Mr. M. J. Michael, Mr. Wm. Martin, Mr. G. B. Morris, Mr. Owen, Mr. J. J. Strick, Mr. C. H. Smith. Mr. D. Walters, and Mr. O. G. Williams. It was unanimously agreed, that the Chair should be occupied by Mr. Aubrey. The Chairman having read over the minutes of the last Monthly Meeting, and those of the Special Meeting held since, as well as the balance-sheet of the Trust, Mr. W. H. Smith said, he rose to propose a resolution which would carry into effect the recommendation of the Committee appointed by the Trustees; he was of opinion that the present state of the money-market was favourable for the purpose; the resolution was to the effect—" That the Treasurer of the Harbour Trust be authorised to borrow a further sum of ten thousand pounds, under the authority of the Act of Parliament." Mr. Walker seconded the resolution, which, after a short con- versation, was unanimously carried. Mr. Smith informed the meeting, that the amount obtained for the stones, from the upper part of the cut, would cover all the expense of excavation. After the termination of a conversation respecting the ferry- boat, in winch several gentlemen took part, The. Chairman observed, that as Mr. Borrows would commence the works, under his new contract with the Trustees, before the next monthly meeting, he (the Chairman) would suggest the pro- priety of making 111111 an advance of a sum of money on account. Some gentleman had better move a resolution to the effect. Mr. Essery thought it belier to deliver Mr. Hall a iheque, which would enable him to make weekly payments for the work referred to by the Chairman. After a short discussion, the following resolution was proposed by Mr. Glover, seconded by Mr. Essery, and agreed 10:- That the sum of 3001. be placed in Mr. Hull's hands, for ad- vance towards the works in progress and that a balance-sheet of the expenditure of all or any portion of the sum be produced at the next monthly meeting, b, Mr Hall." Mr. Smith then addressed the meeting. He said, there was a subject connected with the Paving Commissioners, relating to which lie rose to bring forward a resolution—he referred to keep- ing the streets leading to the Quay, and the banks of the river, in proper order and repair, as well as keeping the.n properly lighted, a dury which, in bis opinion, devolved upon them as" Harbour Trustees. Up to that time this duty had been performed by the Paving Commissioners, and the expenses thereof defrayed out of rates levied upon the inhabitants of the borough. Mr. Smith, having read extracts from the Swansea Harbour Act, which enacted that the cleansing, lighting, &c., of the banks and sides of the river, should be done by the Trustees, proceeded :—Though it bad been customary for the Paving Commissioners to discharge those duties, yet seeing the funds of that body were in so Iowa state, and that the Act provided that those things should be done by the Harbour Trust, he thought they ought to take the whole UpOD themselves. Another subject to whicLt be wished to call the attention of the meeting was, the watching of the vicinity of the river. It was impossible that six policemen could do all efficiently. The crews of vessels arriving in port, landed, and frequently caused disturbances so that the shipping, in a great measure, created the necessity for an addition to the police force. His proposition was to appoint two additiunal policemen, who would be paid out of the Harbour Trust fuud. His object was to gel a Committee appointed to take these subjects into consi- deration, and to ascertain the best places on which to erect lamps and that the Commillee should report their decision at the oext meeting. Looking at the prosperous stale of their funds, he hoped the Trust would have no objection to the adoption of a resolution to the effect. Mr. Smith then read a resolution, em- bodying the above suggestions. Mr. Christopher James enquired whether Mr. Smith brought that motion forward in his capacity of a Paving Commissioner, or as a Harbour Trustee. Mr. Smith replied, that he did it as a Harbour Trustee. He would not have made the proposition at all, had it not been that they bad in hand a large surplus fund, while the Paving Com- missioners' funds were quite otherwise. Mr. Philipps remarked, that if the resolution should receive his support at all, it would be because that, by adopting it, ranch would be performed at a comparatively trifling expense, Mr. Aubrey said, that as Chairman, it became bis duty to call them lo order. In his opinion, it was not competent for Mr. Smith to bring forward that resolution without a previous notice of his intention. Several gentiemen were of the same opinion as the Chairman. Mr. Richardson said it was quite competent in Mr. Smith or any otber member to bting forward tbat. or any other resolutiolt on that day. as it was a regular monthly meeting of the Trustees; and although in matters of importance, it had been deemed expe- dient to give notice, they must not however carry that rule too far, otherwise public business would be impeded. He (Mr. R.) entirely disagreed with the project with reference to the erection of lamps on the quays. The Chairman read a letter from Mr. Alexander Cnthbertson, of Neatb, as clerk to the Neatb Harbour Trust, enclosed in which was a copy of a resolution agreed to by that body, at a meeting held January the 2d. It was to the effect, that anless the Swansea Harbour Trustees woald take measures lo prevent the constant discharge of ballast from the eastern pier, ulterior measures would be resorted to, by applying to the Board of Trinity House. Mr. Philipps remarked, that be bad closely watched the dis- charge of ballast referred to in the letter, and was of opinion, that a much greater quantity had been taken off, than discharged of late. They were cajoled and bamboozled both in their capa- cities of Harbour TruKtees aud Town Councilmen. It was then agreed, that the following cheques should be paid :—To Mr. James Richardson, for making the old"fe^ry-boat into a barge, 501. 13s. 8d.; Mr. S. Thomas, for rope for ditto, 71. 10s. 6d. Mr, Hall, for balance of expenses in January, 151. 4s. 7d.; ditto on account of expenses in Februarv, 200/ Mr. T. S. Todd, 20/ Mr. H Bevan. 10/. The Chairman then read Mr. Smith's resolution. M r. Walkersaid he seconded the resolution with pleasure. Many persons bad paid heavy rates for years, and had got nothing in return. As the Trust bad a surplus fuud in hand, it was their duty to carry the measure into effect. Captain Richardson concurred with Mr. Walker, that if lights along the river pide were necessary, the expense ought to be defrayed by the Trust. But he had several reasons for doubling Ihe expediency of tbe proposition. He was of opinion, as a nau- tic.al man, tbat lamps placed along the river would hue rather an injurious lendency than otherwise. He round from expe- rience, that lamps, by producing a shade, would have the effect of blinding and disiracliug persons having the command of ships up and down the river. Another reason against the erection of lamps this side WIIS. the impracticability of carrying light to the other side of the river, while the lamps on this side would produce an injurious "nd dangerous effect, by catlting a reflecting shade on the banks over the water. For those reason, he thought the measure would not prove beneficial. As it regarded the police he thought differently. Mr. Smith stated that it was not his intention to bring forward the question relating to the police at that meeting. Mr. Richardson proceeded. — He would, notwithstanding, offer a few observations npou the subject, as it had been mooted. He agreed to that part of the motion, as the necessity for a police force along the river and amongst slulnrs frequently occurred. Under those circumstances, the Town Council might very pro- perly call upon the Harbour Trustees, to provide for personal protection, as well as for the protection of human life, shipping, and oilier property along the river. Mr. Glover concurred with the measures contained in Mr. Smith's proposition. If Captain Richardson was right, it would be better 10 lake away the lights now placed on the Quay at the expense of the Paving Commissioners. Mr. Richardson said it was not his intention to have stated that the light at the Ferry was useless he meant that as an ex- ception, for he thought that lamp to be uselul on many accounts. Atr. Sanders said that for the protection of shipping, an adni- tion to the police force might be necessary, but that the police- men so appointed should have particular beats, that their duties ought to be confined to the Quay, instead of coming into the body of the town. He entirely agreed with Mr. Riehardson as to the '"expediency of lamps It might seem strange that light would have the effect of producing distraction, but snch was the fact, and alllihhls in ships were always put out on dark nights. The police might have dark Ihnlerns about them if necessary, but the erection of lamps would prove dangerous to the navigation of the river hv night. The Chairman thooght it wrong to proceed with that conversa- tion, as the resolution only proposed the appointment of a Com- mittee. Mr. James having made some observation, The Chairman asked Captain Edwards, whether, in his opinion, lamps would be useful, or otherwise? Captain Edwards answeri-d, that in some instances be found them injurious at Liverpool. Mr Smith replied—The principal objection against lamps was, that they would distiact masters of vessels, unless placed dose—he wished them lo '.ie so placed. He believed more in- juries resulted from want of light than could he produced by the liifht. Let them look al the Thames, along the banks of which were lights, as well itS on those of the Mersey, at Liverpool. Mr. Lewis LI. Dillwyn remarked, that the Trustees should not be tuo precipitate ill coining to a conclusion, as they had the opi- nions ot Messrs. Richardson and Sanders, the two most expert- enced wen in Ihat room, against the project. Besides, he was of opinion, Ihat by the lime the works would be completed, they would not find their funds in so prosperous a condition as repre- sented hI Mr. Smith. Mr. Mar:in agreed in the propriety or appointing a CaJDIIl i!tee, who should present their report at the ntxt meeting; and as it would be unwise tn no anything without calculating Ihe expense, he would propose that the Committee should also state the pro- bable cost in their report. Mr. James then proposed the following amendment, which was agreed to. Mr. Smith consenting to withdraw the original resolu- lion, as 1 he amendment wotild answer aliI he purposes intended :— Thai a Coiumitlee he appointed to enquire inlo, and report at the next monthly meeting, whether additional lights are re- quired on the quays and wharfs on the side of the river and if authorised, w at'number; and Ihe mode they recommend to oarry it into effect, and the cost thereof The Committee lo con- sist of the Mayor, Mr. Walker, Mr. Essery, Mr. Richardson, and Mr. Sanders." The following notices were then given for next meeting :— Mr. Smith gave notice, that he would move—" That policemen be appointed to watch the pier, quays, and side of the river." Mr. Clover gave notice of his intention to move, That the lamp placed at the Ferry, two on the Quay, and one on Mr. Padley'g quay, the expenses of which are now delrayed by the Paviug <'«m'iiissio!iers, shall in future be paid for by the Trus- tees. —The meeting then adjourned. PKBSENT S fATH OF DIl, Sot,'THEY.— We do not envy the heart of the man who can read without deep emotions the following extract from a communication from Mrs. Southey (formerly so well known as Caroline Bowles) to Mrs. Sigourney, in answer to a letter, in which the latter lady desired to be remembered to the Laureate :—" Yon desired to be remembered to him who sang of Thalaba, the wild and wondrous tale.' Alas! my friend, the dull, cold ear of death is not more insensible than his, my dearest husband's, to all communications from the woiul without. Scarcely can I keep hold of the last poor comfort of believ ing that he still knows me. The almost complete unconsciousness has not been of more than six months' standing, though more than two years have elapsed since he has wiilten evrn his name. After the death of his first wife, Edilh-of his first love, who was for several years insane, his health was terribly shaken. Yet for the greater part of a year that he spent with me in Hampshire, my former home, it seemed perfectly re-established, and he used to say it had surely pleased GOD that the last years of his life should he happy.' Hut the Almighty's will was otherwise. The little cloud soon appeared, which was in no long time to overshadow all. In the blackness of its shadow we s'itt tive, and shall pass from under it only through the pOI tals of the grave. The last three years have done on me the work of twenty. The sole business of my life is that which I verily believe keeps the life in me-the guardianship of a dear, helpless, nncon- l soioos husband."—Leeds Intelligencer of Saturday. THE MONMOUTHSHIRE COLLIRRs.-These misguided men have agreed to complete their engagements with their employers, and consequently have avoided the punishment which awaited their riotous proceedings. It is evident that the il turn-out" was not occasioned by distress, as most of the men encaged in the strike were receiving from eighteen to twenty shillings per week. The magistrates have acted with extreme leniency towards them on this occasion, and we trust their forbearance will be duly appreciated by the workmen. WESLEYAV METHODISM v PusEYtSM.—At the Wes- leyan Methodist quarterly meeting of the northern circuit, recently held, it was unanimously resolved, That the lofty pretensions and unwarrantable assumptions of a portion of the Episcopal clergy, and their virulent attacks upon other Christian churches, are regarded by this meeting with unaffected grief, as a deplorable exhibition of an Anti- Christian spirit, a papistical tendency of feeling and policy, and an evidence of a lamentable infatuation of mind. York Courant. POST OFFICE ROBBERIES AT BRISTOL—Thomas Davis, master of the District Post-office, Stapleton-road, and Susannah Davis, his daughter, who had been remanded on a charge of purloining various letters, and stealing several sums pf money, were brought up before the City Magistrates at the Council-house, for final examination on Monday.- The depositions of several witnesses (previously drawn up in the Magistrates, Clerks'Office) detailed the various facts necessary to be proved in support of the charge, such as the making up of the different letters, their delivery at the pri- soner's office, their non-arrival at the places of their desti- nation, and their subsequent discovery upon search being made of the dwelling-house and persons of the prisoners.- Emma Davis, the wife, had been also apprehended, but the Solicitor for the prosecution declined prosecuting her, as she must in law be considered acting under the authority of the husband.—Mr. Harmer applied that the money found in the house might be given up for the purposes of their defence; but this was opposed by tlia Solicitor for the Post- ofhee, it being impossible as yet for the Authorities to know the extent to which the robberies had been carried on.- Mr. Harmer said, independently of the money found in the house a Savings-bank book had been seized by the police containing receipts for deposits to the amount of 801. Surely this would be given up, as it would be a bard thing to send the man to Gloucester, and deprive him of the means of making a defence.-After some conversation it was agreed that he should be allowed to draw a portion of the moneys, the book being still left in the hands of the police, to be used as evidence if necessary.—Thomas and Susannah Davis were then removed to Gloucester gaol to await their trial, and Emma Davies was discharged. CAUTION TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.—It is not generally known that a great majority of those persons calling themselves surgeons in practice—who advertise for apprentices—are persons entirely destitute of qualification, and when the period of his apprenticeship is expired, the poor boy finds to his cost that he cannot get admitted to an examination, without a fresh arrangement with some qualified practitioner; and we have known many an ardent youth thrown on the wide world, after such wicked deception as this, to sink into some humble condition of life; and thus the early and liberal education with which such a one had been stored, for the purpose of carrying him through the duties of a learned profession, has resolved itself into a source of discontent at his new position in life and this, in its turn, has engendered a misanthropical condition of mind, displeasing in itself, and dissatisfied with all others, which has ended in the utter ruin of him, who may have become an ornament to one of the highest positions in society, but for the diappointment caused by the unprincipled deception to which these observations point. We advise all persons who may contemplate the introduction of their sons to the profession of medicine, to ascertain, in the very first in- stance, if the person to whom the boy is to be apprenticed, be a qualified practitioner or not. And it is not enough that such practitioner should he doing well in the town in which lie resides, for it too often happens that the public are led away from educated and retiring men, by the plausible sophistry of impudent quacks, who, when put to their" wiCs end," often hit upon the expedient of adver- tising for an apprentice, who will have the benefit of being instructed in his profession by a • surgeon in exten- sive practice; but who, at the end of the period of ap- prenticeship, is compelled to admit that his surgery belonged to the school of Henry VIIIth, and that his assumed position was nowhere recognised by the legal tribunals of the country. The ready way of ascertaining the legal position of a medical practitioner, is to procure lists of the members of the Col- leges of Surgeons in this country, and of the qualified apo- thecaries, and if the name is not to be found in either of these, with the date of his admission, then that person should be denounced as being void of legal qualification to practice, unless, by the way, lie should happen to be one of those superannuated old gentlemen, who ground a claim to position in the profession upon the fact (assumed or true) of his having been in business, as an apothecary, previous to the 1st of August, in the year 1815.—( From a Correspondent). IMPORTANT TO PARISHES AND POOR LAW UNIONS. -We have just seen the 66 official circular" of the Poor Law Commissioners, issued on the 25tli nit., and we lay the following summary of paiticulars from it before our readers:—Mothers of illegitimate children, born before and subsequent to the passing of the Poor Law Amendment Act, can be punished for deserting such children Clerks of Unions can only appoint a substitute by consent of the guardians. Boards of Guardians cannot pay interest for money advanced to them by their treasurer. Parish offi- cers cannot pay principal or interest of money borrowed by their predecessors (unless the money so borrowed was to defray a striotly legal charge) without consent of com- missioners. Paupers absconding from the workhouse taking with them their clothes (if such clothes can be proved to he the property of the Guardians) are punish- able under 55 Geo. 3, c. 137. Magistrates are justified in refusing to sign a new rate, until satisfactory proof be given of the last rate having been collected, and disposed of. Overseers may receive a reasonable compensation for making a copy of the poor-rate for the use of the surveyors or in- spectors under the Income-tax Act, by applying to the commissioners of stamps and taxes (we presume an appii- cation to the surveyor of taxes of the district will answer the same purpose.) Workhouses are not exempt from the Propertv-tax but masters of workhouses are not assessable for the apartments they occupy. Occupiers of counting- houses and shops are liable to be assessed to the relief of the poor. Relieving officers may vary the amount of relief ordered by the guardians, in cases of obvious and manifest fraud on the part of a pauper, or a cessation of the circum- stances under which the relief was given; they have also the power of giving adriitional relief in cases of sudden and urgent necessity. The commissioners recommend reliev- ing officers to keep a diaiy of their proceedings. Parish officers are indictable for unlawful removal of paupers. Heads of families, whether able-bodied or otherwise, must, on leaving the workhouse (unless on special occasions) take their family with them. Porters of workhouses must enter the name and business of every officer entering the workhouse. The commissioners will not sanction the cor- poral punishment of female children in the workhouse. The Perth Cornier states that recently a man was advised bv a female doctor in ibe neighbourhood to rub his body with turpentine, before going to bed, and in the morning he would find himself cored of the rheumatism. Aooordinglf be obtained the assistance of his wife to rub the tipper portion of his body, bnt while doing so, she accidentally allowed the lighted candle to come in contact with the turpentine which had been placed upon the bodv, consequently he became enveloped in flaine, inflicting serious injury how easily might this alurtning accident have been prevented, if, instead of usiug tnrpenline, lie had taken thut cele- brated medicine, Blair's Gout aud Rheumatic Pills.
SHERIFFS APPOINTED FOR 1843. Anglesey.—Owen R iberts, of 1 ynewydd, Esq. Breronxhire.—Walter Maybery, of Brecknock, Esq. C/imflrriioN.s/i'rtf.—David Jones, of Bodfan, Esq. Carmarthenshire. — Postponed. Cardiganshire.—Francis Tbotnas Gibb, of Hsndrefeleu, Esq. Denbighshire.—John Townshend, of Trevallyn, lisq. Flintshire.—Sir Pyers Mostyn, of Talacre, Rarl. Glamorganshire.j'i'hn Homfray, of Lbindaff House, Esq. Montgomeryshire.— Sir John Conroy. Piasypenant, Bart Merionrthshne.—Owen Jones Ell is Nanney, of Cefnddeudwr, EoIq. Pembrokeshire.—(ieorge Lort Phillips, of Dumpledalc. Esq Radnorshire.— Edward David Thomas, of Wellfield House, Esq. SWANSEA INFIICUAK V.—Abstract of the House Surg -nrs' I Report to the Week'v Hoard, from the 81st of January to the Gib of Februarv, 1843, inclusive — of Feuruarv. 18-13, illclusive;- f Remained by last Reporl 23 In-door J Admitted since 3- 26 Patients- Discharged, Cured and Relieved 5 C Remaining -21 5 Remained bv last Report 195 Admitted since 18 — 213 Patients:'k Discharged, Cured and Relieved 24 C. Remaining —189 Medii al Officers for the Weeifc — Physician, Dr. Bird Surgeon, ,\lr. Bevan. Committee: — W. R Grove, Esq., Chairman; L. LI. Dillwyn, Esqs., Vice-Chairman Messrs. T. Glover, Divid Jones, and R. Walker.
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. SIR,—Have the goodness to insert the following Lines in your next Cambrian, for the amusement of your Welsh readers. Yours, See. IAGO EMLYN. Cenais am bvmtheg gini Yn lied bardd—enillwjtd hi— Corais wylb o'r Tylwyth leg, Crvf chwenych, curaf'cliwaneg Hwy inewn tawch Yil mil) y tan, Gwypaf pob un a'i gwppau, Yfed diod hvnod hen— Gwed rhai i godi'r Awen, Gan chwirtio'u rnwg, golwg hyll- Duotid yr Hatit' 'i' ii dywyll:- Iago fal lio 'n yl'ed llaeth Mvswvnog, Iwym wasauaeth a 'mol e gododd i 'mlieti— Radd Ddwyfol—auraidd hufen Llaeth Uanfoist fu'n/oiv/ i fi, Gyda Price nice yn nosi, 0 mor hofl" oedll ei soffa, Gwhl i din fel gwely da. Hanes gwir-nox o gariad G vda'r Awen feinwen fad Yito ces, a gwin cusan Aliii Angj-fes-lodes lin, A'i gvvallt torchog, gwyllt archwaeth Dros ysgwyddau lliwiau llaeth, A'i dWJ fron yo ea dyfrliau Donnent dan aur gydunau Er ffynnu, ni orphenwyd Y trai 'n (lawn—trunn a llwyd Wyf elto, ar ddutio 'n ddall— Brys hiraeth ain Brice arall The Tavern of the Cymreigyrtdion. P.S.-Please to correct the follllwingerrala in my last — For b«el Godebog," read Coel Godebog. I Danfel," — "Daniel." I —— G:aut's, &o." Gianls drowr.'d 1 Omit the words which yon have put in parenthesis, namely (in I a Queen's elegy), they onghl to have been placed after the Bard's name ("Ap Jorwertb, ia a Queen's elegy"), wbosa work I quoted. I
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. SIR,—After reading Mr. Gntch's interesting communi- cation of the 28th insi., I cannot avoid expressing my regret that similar observations are not periodically published in your paper, as I understand Meteorological Observations are taken daily at Swansea, and supplied weekly to the Royal Institution. If the pleasnre this would give your readers, and the benefit to science, be not sufficient recompense to Mr. Jenkins for the trouble of furnishing Jour paper with the Meteorological Phenomena be snpplies the Institution, I think a hint from you would induce tbe Council to favour the publio, through the medium of tbe Cambrian, with a copy of the Observations sent for their exclusive use.—Soliciting the insertion of the above in your next, I am, Sir, your obligtd servant, Jan. 30,1843. A COUNTRY RESIDENT. "W
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. Sin,—It may not be generally known, either to the in- habitants or the authorities of the Borough, that, a very dangerous practice exists of importing large quantities of Gunpowder to this port, without any degree of caution or that regard to the nature of the article which it imperativelv demands. It will scarcely be believed, that Gunpowder is imported and exported by scores (if tOilS at a lime, TH^L it is heedlessly placed on our quay and iu our warehouses, and I have been credibly informed, that porters and sailors have been seen smoking their pipes during the period of its removal Surely, Mr. Editor, this is an alarming state of things, to which our Mayor and Town Council should at once attend. A Gunpowder Magazine has been built on the Crumlyn- Burrows, why therefore should we run the chance of an ignition of 20 or 30 tons of powder ? Yours, &0., Swansea, Feb. 7, 1843. AN INHABITANT.
SHIPWRECKED MARINERS' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN SIR,—The multitude of wrecks, and the sad loss of lives which have for several weeks been recorded in the columns of every journal, can scarcely have failed 10 attract the notice, and awaken the sympathy cf every Briton. Many a widow has made larnelltation-many un orphan mourned the fatal effects of the late tempestuous gaies In this benevolent country, to know distress and sorrow is the sure precursor of relief. Every misery has a claim on our compassion but if any claim can he stronger than another—if any appeal can he made of a more touching ch trader to tne people of this nation, surely none can be superior to the claims of those hardy adventurers among os, who go down in ships to the sea, and oocupy their business in the greal waters. Wilh a full conviction of the force of these-claims, as well as of the humanity of our countrymen, it seems a matter,tf surprise that some public means of ministering lo the wants of the wrecked sailor-of assisting his bereaved widow and fatheiless children, have not been devised and established from the very earlipst jleriods of our maritime history—growing with its growth and strength- ening with its strength. It is indeed true that seferal instilol ions, having thesp. chllTitable objects in view, have arisen in the land, and th )t much advantage has heen derived from their operation but they have been rather limited, and exclusive in their character, circumscrihed in their resources, and, at all eV6nts, lamentably inadequate to auy en- larged scheme for general relief. A persuasion of a defect so strange, and so uolike the consi- derate humanity of the British nation, towards a body of men more especially her own, led to the formation of that Society, whose title stands at the bead of this address—a Society so simple in its constitution, so moderate iu its requests, so guarded against imposture, so useful and practical in its applications, that it is impossible Dot to admire it on the one hand, and on the other not to wonder that it did not exist long ago. If there are any persons to whom it is not known, I feel that 1 shall have discharged an essential duty in directing Ihe public attention more closely to this very excellent institution. The annual subscription is only 2s. 6d., though every additional do- nation is most gladly received. Honorary secretaries and agents are appointed throughout the most important maritime stations, and every caution is used, which local knowledge and other intel- ligence can supply, not only to relieve genuine distress, but to detect the unworthy artifices of plausible imposlers. I will not believe that such a Society can stand in need of sup- port. so long as a single individual acquainted with it has a single halfcrown to bestow. The numbers that have been aided in consequence of the late violent storms, have been unusoallv large. The demands on the funds have been heavy but a confident hope is cherished, that, in proportion to the increated necessities will the offerings of charity increase also. Let those who live in comfort, frte from the perils of the winds and waves, bestow one thought on those who pass through the paths of the seas let them bear in mind, that on occasions of shipwreck and distress, even a barbarous people will show no little kindness to the sufferers, because of the frequent rain, and because of the cotd and let them remember bow much is due from Christians to such a condition of calamity, and espe- cially when the widow and orphan have been deprived of the only arm on which they could lean for relief. I remain, Sir, your obedient servant, Feb. 9.1842 A SUBSCRIBER T0 THE SOCIETY.
To the EDITOR of The CA3IBRIAN. SIR,—My reply to Mr. Taliesin Williams shall be brief and good tempered. He came to my residence on the 23th of January, when tbe following converlliltion look place. Ab 1010 loquitur: Mr. S ephens, I find m vself shockingly vilified by a letter in the Cambrian of this day, signed B. C. D. Are you B. C. D.?"—T. S.;—•' I am, Sir. —Ab lolo :—" Then you are a villanous liar. What are the damning facts yo. have to charge against me ?"—T. S.:—"All statements publicly made by me you are at liberty t8 question the truth of, and you shall be publicly replied to."—Ab lolo :—"You are a villanous liar." Exit. This is a correct statement, which I lay before the public withoat a word of comment, leaving them to decide whether it is most cre- ditable to him or me. I would have pardoned him (while in anger) for the wanton insult he offered me, bad be not defended it in your last; but unless he, next week, retracts and publicly apologises for these olfenliive expressions, they shall be severely resented. Not having contradicted the truth of my statements, nor attempted to clear awav the heap of charges which he says he labonrs under, be has given me nothing 10 reply to. I am. Sir, yours, obediently, tlerthyr, Feb. 8, 1843. THOMAS STEPHENS. P. S. in re. Iago Emlyn. I was wrong in translating_/i»rf<f into bed, ulthollgh the sense is mocb improved. The adverb tempo- rarity alone. will convey the meaning oflhe original, which dot's Dol mean legitimate IIncient Prince," nor any thing like it. For what has Wales been exchanged that he wishes me to write a poor substitute for" and not "to Wales?" What nonsense it would hue been had I given a quite lileral translation, thus, "Poor svwy for Wales!" Some isolated idiomatic phrases warrant his objections agaiasl "war.lrwy.ig" and" dirion Victoria." although I could, had I space, quote hundreds of lines frem the best Welsh Birds to confirm my position. I will now turn critic, friend Iago, and begin with your first englvn. Foddys>g, in the last line, is in the vocative case, or, at least, has a vocative signi- fication. How fine it looks in English And I he woes of pale Llewel!1I wt"3ving O bruised manner from the grave of sges. What a defiance to continuity of thonght and common sense How long has it been discovered that the ages have been buried? How long has the urave discontinued the practice of not giving up its telJ»nls? What a commentary UpOll lhe doctrine of resur- rection Again, Cymru," in the third englvn, has AM invo-a- tive meaning. If written in prose, it "uld rnn thus, "0 Gymr", &c." Cymru, therefore, shontd be Gymru Where were your English and Welsh grammars when ton wrote this, J HI.O r Now, to the most important objection of thewhote "Cvmrn law, d'leth camrau ter—ein Albert, i'n helbul estnwythder." In English thos, 0 Wales, be silent, die splendid strides of vour Albert came." To what, Iago? Yon sav. "Hase 10 our sor- rows." Perhaps you mean to say that his steps came(?) to give ease to our sorrows. But wbere is the verb, thou best of gram- murianN unrl advisers ? It is a rule that when t wo verbs come together, the latter is placed in the infinitive mood, but you have no verb at all, and the Prince's splendid strides (.') came (?) to no purpose. What a pity he should have made A wasle journey Raphael is not B. C. D., but his comments are perfectly just, in spite ofyout- eflort to prove the contrary. Who, at hearing Jago speak 01 his caution in concealing his name, will not exclaim- This fellow 's of e1\ceeding honesty, And know, all qualities with a learned spirit Of human dealings." Othello. It was once said of a plotting, yet, Honest Iago"— When dedlli will their blackest sins put on They du suggest at first" ith heavenly shows. As I do now." Othello. Iago, I have done with thee. B. C. D.
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. SIR,—I enclose a translation of a part of a poem, the original of which is prohablv well-known both to Vou ;>11\1 to yoor Welsh readers. THE version claims the merit of fidelity, which must be UR^ED as an apologv for the irregularilv ot the rhvtlim, from Ihe extreme diliicully of expressing in a language of loose structure, ur the English, the sentiments recorded in a condensed language such as our own. I am, vonr ohedie:,t servant, FEBRUARY 7th, 18-t3.. JOHN JONES. The sun rose bright! v over the v>lle of The breeze from the summer-land swept lightly over the golden waters of the severn. The while dwellings of the Cymri sparkled like gems upon the bosom oflhe mountain, The old (laks of I LIE plain waved their majestic tops. Bnt Ihe linn shone also npon a different sight, Upon helm, anù plate. and (he geriuged mail, I Ami the light breeze manv a banner, And LIGHTED up the emblazonry of the rich furnitnre of war. From the castled mound of C¡¡nlilf the banDer of De Clare was flung abroad, The wild war-note of his galhering rung from inanv It bugle. Many a w::r-horse stamped Hod neighed in his rich caparison, Many an armed knight thronged in his spacious court. WHY had the red Earl Gilbert summoned his vassals? Whv took he down tbe hrand from the willi and urnsbed Ihe web of, he spider from his armour? Did the whispers of the wind bring rumours of bittle ? Had the beacon-fires of the Cymri blazed upoo the cloud-topped Carth ? There had been tumult in the gates, but not of wllr; A fierce conflict, hut nol between tbe Saxon and Ibe Cymri The battle strife was of the elements The powers of the nether regions warred upon the earth. Dark clouds rolled nva (he moon, The deep thunder hurlled in the air, The fires of Annw" rent the hellow of the firmanent, The water floods of Heaven hurst upon the ground. The roar of waters was heard in the vale, J Mighty waters rushed down the pass of Castel-Coch, Taft" rose like a giant from his mountain throne, He launched the arm of his might over the distant plain. Wasting destruction was in his broad path like Flamdyn, NOI so heavy the fatal slaughter of Cae Gawr, The spirit of Ibe waters was with tbe children of the mountain, Tbe ancient river avenged the slaughter of her sons. The bolt cleft the church of the Holy Virgin, Thl" t:llllower tottered and fell, The raging waters swept away the land, There was one cry and no more. The red Earl summoned his hoary heads of counsel, With his strow" hauds he summoned Ihem to the castle of Cardiff, Tho shrine of their worship was given to Ibe winds of Heuen, Their falhers slept beneath the sea, the ocean billows were tbe mounds over their graves. Griffith the son of Llewellyn was a lion chafed in the (oils, Like Kai was he in his sword-stroke, his voice like the voice of Aneurin, Open was his hand to his countrymen, his red blood flowed 10 their quarrel, He slept not, for the light of vengeance was opon bls eyes. Griffith looked down from Morgraig, [the Garth, From the tombs of bis sires where they rise npon the crest of He saw the green pastuies and golden corn-lands, That Saxon and Norman had rent from the hand of the Cymri. Th-j C ,:r;-l ro.-e ut It is b».iut;> uoa» the fur Me.-icis :tuj came, Their teel were rapid as the waters of tbe Rhondda, They were numerous and warlike as ibe ravens of Owain, the son of Urien, They were numerous and warlike as the ravens of Owain, the son of Urien, And tbeir armour was tbe breast that felt no guilt within.
To the EDITOR of The CAMBRIAN. r Cardiff, Feb. 6, 1843. .y'u iITOR'—^ constant reader of your valuable paper W0«;u ^0Q [nr inserting the following in the Cambrian: — Whether any of your learned readers can inform him, through the nledium of tbe Cambrian, if at any time, and when, there were Brass Medals given as prizes at any Eisteddfodau in Wales. I have had a brass medal several i ear. in my possession, three ine tea in diameter, Ihe outer edge ot e-eigfub of an inch, polished sur- face, then a gagged edge raised in the centre is a figure of a man, wearing a close cap, for^beard, dressed in ancient costume, i; ii a harp between his knees, silling on amienl chair on an eleva'.td platform, with the letter B on one side, and II on the other, po- lished face, no date. The remainder of the centre is bollow fret work, Ii!! well finished. I should be glad to know whether this medal has any conoeolioa with former bardic prizes. I remain, Mr. Editor, yours, W. P. M. Harper* lma^ine ,f'e lw0 letters B alJd H stands for British
-'——— .< BIRTHS, On The 30th alt., at Oxford-street, Swansea, the wife of Mr David Thomas, of the Swansea Arms, of a daughter. — [ We are requested to slate, that the announcement in a contemporary 01 l ie death of Mrs. Thomas, is incorrect, and that there cvas'not the least foundation for the statement, Mrs. T. having enperiencta a very favourable confinement. 1 On the 4th inst., at Mount Pleasant Cottage, Ely, the wife of Mr. John Jenkins, of a daughter. On the 23d ult., the lady of the Rev. S. Meares, Haver- fordwest, ot a son. On the 27th Uil, the lady of E. E. Beckingham, Esq., of th^ y> est of England Bank, Newport, of a daughter. MARRIED. On the 4th 'nst., at the Parish Church of Swansen, by the Ref Win. Hewson, D.D., Vicar, Mr. Richard Jos Stedman, builder to Hannah, daughter of Mr. Thomas Howell, boot and shoemaker' Swansea. ■ Ou the 7th inst., at ihe same Church, by the Rev. Wm. Hewson, D.D., v tear, Mr. David Roderick, landlord of the Shades Tavern, to Jeunet, youngest daughter of Mr.Jenkin Price, landlord of th" Rutland Arms Inn, all of Swansea. On the 2d inst., at Neath, by the Rev. H. H. Knight, Mr. William Andrews, Neath Abbey, to Mrs. Mary Jones, Lamb Inn in the above town. On the 7th inst., at Llanidloes, by the Rev. E Pughe, Thomas Haywaid, Esq., solicitor, of that place, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the lale Mr. David Evaus, of the same place. DIED. On the 31st ult., at Colne, Lancashire, Elizabeth, wife of William Hewson Wood, Esq., one of her Majesty's Justices ef the Peace for that county, and niece nf the Rev. Dr. HewsMi Vicar of Swansea. Ou the 8th inst.. aged 25, after a protracted illness, borne with Christian fortitude and calm resignation, Sarah, daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Grilfiibs, mason, of this town. Her Joss will be deeply and painfully fell by all those to whom her amiable dis- position endeared her in life. Her sun went down while it was yet dav." On the 27th ult., aged 60 years, Ance, the wife of Mr. Lewis Lewis, grocer, Merthyr Tydvil. Lately, at Aberdare. aged 68, Rees Williams, who for many kept the Mountain Ash Tavern, in that parish. On the 30th ult., at Cwm Clydach, in the parish of Llanwtfnno, aged 95, Nicholas Edward John, who was for the last 70 years of his long life, an honest and respected inhabitant of that parish. On the 1st inst., at his residence, Spilman-street, Carmarthen, in his 80th year, Wm. Jones, Esq., solicitor, and formerly town- clerk for the borotigli of Carmarthen. On the 2:tb ult., aged 88, William Davies, formerly of the Star, Carmarthen. On the 28th off., at Abervstwith, after a lingering illness, aged 48, Mr. John W illiams, master of the schooner Nymph. On the 29th ult., aged4i, Mrs Evans, wile of Mr. John Evans, Blue Bell Inn, Newcastle Emlyu, leaving four children to de- plore her loss. On the 1st inst., aged S4, Mr. Griffith Griffith or Pen'railt-ucha, near Cardigan. On ihe 4ih inst., at Cardigan, Mr. John Evans, timber-metchant, aged 59 year#. On the Sth inst., awfully sudden, John Davies, Esq., of Pen- ooed, near Eglwyswrw, Pembrokeshire, aged 27 years. On the 3d inst., at No. 4, Castle-terrace, Haverfordwesl, deerh- lamented by her large and devoted family, aged 76, Martha, relict of James Goode, Esq., late of the same place, laud agent and surveyor. On the 27th nit., aged 97 years, Mrs. Elizabeth Prin of the Nant, in the parish of Bettws Disserth, Radnorshire. She had been confined to her bed for upwards of 10 vears, though she retained her faculties to the last; and her loss is deeply regretted bv a large circle of friends, including members of many of the leading families in the neighbourhood. On the 29th ult., at Kington, in his 80th year, Mr. Waller Watkins, one of the oldest tradesmen of that town, and greailv respected throughout life for uudeviating integrity and Christian deportment. Ou the 29th ult., at his mother's residence, Presteign, James, eldest son of the Lite James Stephens, Esq., solicitor, Kington. Ou tbe 30th ult., at ihe residence of her son-in-law, Mr. M' Donga], Norton, near Presteign, at the advanced aire of 91* Mrs. Ward. b On the 28tb ull., aged 78, at Whitchurch, near Monmouth Mr. Thomas Drewe, maltster. On the 31st oil., at Clayton Brook, Lancashire, aged 87, Thos. Burgess, Esq., father of the Rev. Thos. Burgess, of Monmooth. On the 31st tilt., at Goldclift, Monmouthshire, Mrs. Ann Ford aged 82. On the 2d inst., at Monmouth, Mr. W. Howells, blacksmith aged 84. On the 2d inst., aged 15, Miss Barnes, daughter of Captain Barnes, of Newport, master of the Afaru Pope, of Waterford. On the 28th ult., after an illness of on]v twenty-one hours Margaret, daughter of Mr. John Edwards, Great House, U«k,' aged 23 years. Her affectionate and dutiful disposition, has ren- dered so unexpected and sudden a bereavement deeply afflictive to her sorrowing friends. On the 2Cth ult., at his residence, Springfiuld, near Manchester Thomas Eniwisle, Esq., aged 68. On the 30th n't.. at the Brockwear Boat, Monmouth, Mr. Isla Campbell Sinclair, compositor, aged 28. The deceased, who was a native of Greenock, bad been employed on the Monmauth- shire Btacnn for nearly five years lie was carried to tbe grave by some of the most respectable tradesmen of the town, and followed by his employer and fellow workmen, the former re- gretting the loss of a valuabe servant, and the latter a sincere friend and a companion of sterling worth.
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SWANSEA.—Coasters Entered Inwards, the Morfa, Francis; Fhcenix, Lodge: Times, Vornei; anil William and Jane, Barrett, from Bristol; Eliva, PrMser; Friends, Mules: and Keaolntnm, Kee.t, troin Brm^ewjiter; Sarah, Crocker Belinda, Tanner anrt Elisabeth, Sq< i'es from Gloucealei Maria, Berry, from Cork John and Ann, Lake, from Hfraconib.- and Victory, Lee, from Bidelorit- with sundries; _Welcome, Griffith*, from Launh*.IIH Metlin, Tucker" and Hope, Lewis, from Alill.ird, with grain; Christiana, B>.yne, from Ramsey, with potatoes William and Ann, Bright, f.om Gloucester with fr'"t Ada, M'Namarra, from Bi.ltford, with eartheanare • Leanrter, Davies, from Carnarvon, withsnatet; Providence, G.-ifHihs • and l)in;is, Rees, from Neath; Mary, Lewis, from Pnr licawl; Charles, Jenkins; and Spread Eagle, Phihips, from Chester, with bricks; Swift: O'Neal; Economy, Mecallisj and flro'.hera, Roy, from Gloucester' with c.st i:on Robert, Jouva, from Cardiff, with iron; St Hri.les' Rod errs, f,om Port Talbot, wul, copper; Henry, Andrews; and Fame. Grenfell, from Hayle Liberty, Johns, from Falmouth Atalanti, Owent ■ and Castle Baviiard, Warner, horn Livupnol; Bee. Wally, from Ulver- ston Ruby, Sliean, rrom I)mi*arvon & Margaret, Con, from Wieltlow, with copper ore Dove, Winters; and Express, Beny, f om Bidefoid It rst, Con Ion and Betsey, Richards, fr.iin Water ford, in ballast. Foreign Entered Inwards, the Uric t, from Chili Enchantress, Forester: and Helen, Clieckley, Cnba, with copper ore. foistTa Entered Outwards, the R..«e, Jones; Pho-nix, Lodge; Swansea Trader, Jenkins; & Morfa, Francies, for Brieto!, wilh ."ndrie. Maty, Coater, for Neaih, with flour; Alert, Jones, tor Chester; Times) Monies, lor Bristol; Bess, Sii ibley, for Portstnonih Brothers, Thomas and Pascne, Mitchell, for London; ant Eliza, Lewis, for wi;h cupper; Iris. Prttst, for London, with tin Lanr 1. Reynolds, for Nesth; Mary Ann. tiees; Viartraret, Evans; and James and Sarah, Williams, for Port Talbot; & Elizabeth Beynon, Lower, for Liverpool, wi.li copper ore fit with coal; and il others, for different ports, in ballast. Foreign Entered Outwai di the Twins, Cooper; Rurncoose, Francies an,1 Swauzey. 1 hOlllH, for Rouen, with copper; Appleiou, Oliv.r; and Circassian. Gauntlett, fur Cuba Emma. Shaw, (or Bahia; Tene'ifTe, Down, for Tenerifte; John and Mary, Fallot Geo and Mary. Mourant, Fanny, Amy; and Maria Ann, Dickenson, for St. Mslo Charles, Anbin, for Jersey and Falriot, Linili, for Memel, wilh coal; and Auricula, Oliver, Cuba, in ballast. Pour 1'ALBOT. — Arrived, the Trevaimance, Sleeman; Osprey, Ings; Ocean, Hopkins; William Penn, Robertson Barbara Ann, Adkinson Her., Loverinsr; Heed, Hendry; M^rg.iret, Evans; Mary Ann, Rees; hex. Davies; Sophia, Coppledick J ames and Sarah, Williams Dove, Evan.; Fli,abetli, Pearn l'acitic, George; St. Pierre, Jones Omnibas, Jones; and City of Exeter, Cawtev. from different places. Saited, the Bicton, Thomas; Xei xes, Williams; Betsey, Psrker; Brothers. Jenkins; Dolphin, Hodder Simlbad, Jones; Grace, Rowe SI. B.iiles, Rod cers; Brothers, Gnstavus Ada, Caroow; Margain Packet, Rudne; Hannah, Wetberell; M arv, Lewis; Richmond, Foley; Tievauuace, Sleeman Ocean, Hopt ins Wm. I'enn, Robertson; Heed, Hendry. Inex, Davies; ano St. i'iet re. Jones, for (liffe,ent ports. PORTHCAWU—Arrived, the Ann and Sarah, Art, from Bristol, with sundries; Mary, Lewis, from Newport, with iron; Farmer, Baker, from Bristol; And Cardiff t'ackct. B trrf it, from Newport, with cia) Speedy, Wall, from Swansea, with ctv.l Brothers, Ivy, from Padslnw Morning Star, lliomas; Britannia, Bo.vden; and Two B.others, Peterl. frolll Swansea; Margaret, Mitchell, from Ross; and Billow, Fishvtick, from Bidt.f.d. in ballast. Sailed, ilie Ibex, Davies, for Port Talbot, with sundries; Wary, Lewis, for Swansea, with bucks, Ne^ili Tr'der, Jones, for Newport, with iron; Friends, Richards, foi Cork, with coke Adelaide, Owens, for Dublin; Fly, Seanell, for Carmarthen; Sally Ann, Tncker; and Britannia, Bowden, for Plymouth, Sir It. Vivian, Found, for Bride; Brothers, Ivy, for Padstow Speedy, Wall, f. r Cork Margaret, Mitchell; and Biiiow, Fisliwick, for vVaterlord, wilh coal. LLANM-LY.—Arrived, the Hercules, (s.) Barrett; and Gowerian, Maiker, î""1II B,is,ol. with ¡¡U,,<lIÍ..>; Alice, Hairies; and Hariiet and Ann, Morgans, from Swansea, wilh copper ore Nautilus, Derby Sarah Ann. Morgans; and Briianiiia, Howells, fiom Laugliarne Earl Grey, Thomas; and Sedulous, Howells from C if-inirthen Albion, liu^hes, from Dublin; and Alexander Stewart, Williams, from Cork, ill bal13H. SnUet, the Lord Rolle, Samuel, for Southampton, with sundries; Trois Amis, Hametin, for Brest; Mary, Hopkins; and Ann, Samnel, for Truro; Geraldine, Pierce, for Tralee; and aboat 16 more, for li.tferenl ports, wilh oal. Mit.i@i)iti).-Arrivea, the Ellen. Robe, ts, from Portmadock, for New- port, 5 nil lo;s of topmast; Four Biothers, Lloyd, from Portmadock, for Newport; Hopewell, Jones, from Portmadock; and Sarah & Mary, Bowen, irom Aberystwiih. for Sivansea Prince of Wales, Griffiths and M Hia, Griffiths, from Poitmadock, for Gloucester; Ann and Kate, Smith, fioin Llaiielly and Charles Walker, Connelly, from Newport, for Wexford Salacia, James, from Llanelly; Jasper, Evans, troin Cardiff; and Adelaide, Jenkins, trom Porthrawl, for Dublin; Grlert, Jones, from Swansea, for Chester; Adcona, Richards, from Gloucester, for Londonderry; Sincerity, Griffiths, from Newport, Glasgow Hope, Kendall; and Neptune, Griffiths, from Newpoit, for Drogheda Eagle, Williams, from Newpoit, for Belfast Margaret, Jones Marcard and Rachael. Thomas; and Margaret, Phillips, from Newport El./a and Mary, Daties, from Lytinty; President, Williams; in.) Confidence, Williams, from Cardiff, for Liverpool Alexander, James, fiym New- port, for Yonghal Elizabeili Henry, Whitehonse, from Newport, for Prince Albert, Saunderson, from Cardiff, for Inverness; Earl Lisbtirne, Evans, from Bristol, for Aberyslwith Eleanor, Roberts, from Carnarvon, for topmast, and baltoti, Campbell, from New Calabar, for Livhrpool—le-.ky. Sailed, the Talf, stram-tne, Grsndy, for Waterford, and will henceforth be employed in the Waterford river G. H. Harrison, Rees, for Lisbon; Cownless of Aiian, OBrien, for Savannah; John Cabot, Wood, ior Coast of AfJica, Earl Zetland, Cunningham, tor Antwerp; and several olbers. BRISTOL.—Coasters Entered Outwards, the Times, Morries, for Swansea Emily, Thomas, for Llanelly; Cardiff, Johns, tor Aberthaw Packet, Evans, tor Cardigan Friendship, Govier, for Watchet; Maria, Cann, for Bidefoid; an Union, Cothay, for Baruslaple.
COUNTRY MARKETS. SWANSFA.—Wheat, 6s. 1011. to 7s. 8J.; Barley, 2s. 6d. to 3s. Od 0;its,2s.Od. to2s 6d, per Imperial Bushel. Beef,4d. to Gd.; Veal, 6d. to 7d. Mutton, 41ki, to 6J.; L;.rab, Oil. 10 Od. Fork, 4d. t05d. per lb.; Salt Butter, 8id. to 8id. per lb.; Cheese, 3 to 4d. per lb. CARDIFF.—Wheat, 21. 5s. 3M.; Barley, 11.48.; Oats, 11. j Beans, 21. per qr. CA RDfGAN.—Wheat, 5s. 9d. to 6s. 3d., Barley, 2s. 6d. to 3s., and Oats, Is. 3d. to Is. 6d. per bushel; JJeef, 2jd. to 4 £ d.; Mutton. 3'd. to 4^d.. Veal, 3 £ d. to 4d., and Pork, 3d. per lb.; Geese, each, Is. 3d. to 2s.; Ducks, per couple, Is. 6d. to 2s., F i-v.- ,) r.o.ipie. Is. to as. i'JigS, seven lor 3d. Potatoes, per bushel, lOd. to Is. CARMARTHEN.—Average Prict"II.-Wheat, 51. tOld. Barley, 2s. 8d.; Oats, Is. 51d. per Imperial Bushel. Cask butter, 7d. to Od.; Cheese, 26d. to 3d. per lb.
be seen. Perhaps, too, some light may be thrown upon the orders which are said to have been given by his Lord- ship, but which do not seem to have been obeyed quite to the letter, with respect to the evacuation of Cabool and the intended desertion of the English prisoners. There are sundry other matters connected with this war which deserve full inquiries, and we do trust they will be rendered, lest the representatives of the British peo- ple shall be found applauding a policy which savours of ignorance and pusillanimity much more than of wis- dom and of heroism. Then, again, we shall have a most important debate upon Lord Howick's motion, to take into consideration that portion of the Queen's Speech which refers to our domestic distress. His Lordship is a statesman of broad and comprehensive views, and from his counsels we expect much. A va- riety of other questions of immense importance must speedily be brought before Parliament. Hence, we may expect public attention will soon find enough to employ itself upon. OUR FOREIGN RELATIONS.—At a time when no little gloom envelopes our prospects at home, it may afford some relief to reflect that our Foreign relations show an aspect rather more exhilarating than they have done for some time past. From China we learn that there is sufficient to induce favourable expectations of the result of the recent treaty. If this belief be well founded, much good must obviously accrue to our ma- nufacturing and shipping interests, and through them to other classes of the British empire. The Chinese authorities, we learn, have already made several re- ductions in the duties imposed upon British goods im- ported into Canton. Our merchants are to be per- mitted to reside at Canton, Fouchofoo, Amoy, Ningpoo, and Shenghal, and, what is more remarkable, the per- mission is now extended to their families. The inter- course between the merchants of this country and the Chinese has heretofore been carried on by means of the Hong merchants. These functionaries, we learn, are now superseded by the Chinese Government. Sir Henry Pottinger was expected to arrive at Hong Kong towards the end of November, to settle a commercial tariff, which it was expected would be very favourable to British interests. From all this it is obvious that the Chinese are not the ignorant and barbarous nation we have been long accustomed to consider them they manifest a much more comprehensive knowledge of the real interests of society than many, very many, of our own countrymen. Were notions similar to these ad- vocated by many in this country respecting the ad- vantage of "home dependence," and "national in- dustry" (in this sense a gross misnomer), and of 'be duties of governments to diminish the extent of foreign commercial intercourse—had these sentiments pre- vailed amongst the Chinese, we should have had no such trea:y as that which was lately effected at Nankin. These however are but the principles of their creed. They regard the interests, the great permanent in- terests, of the human race as one and indivisible. These interests are promoted, not by separating nation from nation, and surrounding each by a wall of brass- not bv cherishing sentiments of animosity towards all TVho speak a different language from ourselves—not by lrt1:tintaing armies and tariffs, founded on principles of e"clusion-but they are promoted by cementing feel- ings of mutual confidence and esteem, by disregarding recollections founded on mutual antipathies, and by ^arrving on commercial intercourse for the benefit of aN. Had these notions, which are not unknown at Canton, prevailed more generally in this country, as- suredly we should not have to bewail the immense mass of misery and destitution which now afflicts our popu- lation. Whatever good awaits our population will be derived from the exemplincation of these salutary Maxims, but let us hope to see such a change.