fttMic flaticts. ——— "P9 AAA £ '2000. and £ 1000, and several smaller ^■VyU^ sums, to be laid eut upon' Mortgage. The two iarst-mentioned sums upon Land only. E. C. SPICKETT, Solicitor, 4879 Pontypridd. FREE EMIGRATION TO AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND. THE Government of New Zealand are prepared to -L grant FREE PASSAGES to AGRICULTURAL and General LABOUEEKS, MECHANICS, MINERS, &c.. &c. Application for Schedules, and other information, to be made (en closing 12 stamps) to Wm. C. Jenkins, 16, Bristol. U8;j TAFF VALE HAIL WAY. ""VfOTlCE.—The Directors of the Taff Vale Railway ..L. Company are prepand to receive TENDERS for MASONWORK required in the construction of a River •Bridge. Parties disposed to Tender may see the Drawings, Specification anil Form of Tender at the Company's Offices, Crockherbtown, Cardiff. Sealed Tenders, addressed to the Board of Directors, will be received until THURSDAY, AUGUST, the lith next. The Directors do not hind themselves to accept the lowest or tiny Tender. Bv Order. GEORGE FISHER, General Superintendent. Taff VrJe Railway Offices, Crockherbtown, Cardiff, 27th Jnly, 186*. 4S60 .ø DARE VALLEY RAILWAY COMPANY. SECOND HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING. XTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the SECOND JL\ HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING of Pro- prietors will be held at the Offices of the Taff Vale Rail- way Company, Crockherbtown. Cardiff, on SATURDAY, the 13th day of AUGUST next. The chair will be taken at One p.m. precisely. v The books for the Registration of Transfers will be closed from Saturday the 7th August, until after the hold- ing of the said meeting. JAMES POOLE. Chairman. DAVID ROBERTS, Secretary. Cardiff, 2(5th July, 1804. 4U76 BTJRNHAM TIDAL HARBOUR COMPANY, AND SOMERSET & DORSET RAILWAY. CHEAP EXCURSION FROM CARDIFF TO BURN HAM, HTGHRRIDG-E, GLASTONBURY, WELLS, BLANDFORD, AND YVTMBORNE MINSTER. MONDAY, the 1st of AUGUST, \»/ 1SG4, the splendid fast-sail- ing Clyde-built Steamer, "Will leave the Lauding Stag- Bute Docks, Cardiff, at .6.0 a.m arriving at Burnham in time for the train start- ing from that Station at 8.0 a.ro., reaching HighbriJge at 8.1'3, Glastonbury at 8.48, Wells at 9.7, Blandford at 11.5, ana Wiitiborne at 11 37 a.m. afiording an opportunity of attending the GREAT MARKET at HIGHBRIDGE, or visiting the beautiful RUINS OF GLASTONBURY ABBEY, and the magnificent CATHEDRAL of WELLS, the Bishop's PRIFce and Gardens, &c., the Town of flandfoid, and the ntueh-adtaired Collegiate Church If Wiruborne Minster. FARES FROM CARDIFF TO- Satoen and Fore cabin 1st class. & cov. car. Burnham or HiRhbridsc and back 3s. 6d 2s. Clci. Glastonbury or Wells and back ;is. 6d 2s. 6a. Blandford or Wimhorae Cs. 0d 4s- 6d. The Train will leave "VVirnbourne on the return Jonr- ney at 1.41. Blandford at 2.37, Wells at 4.15, Glastonbury at 4.84, and Highbiidge at 5.15. arriving at Burnhatn in time for the Packet leaving the Pier at 5.30 p.m., ana leaching Cardiff about Seven o'clock. By order, ROBERT A. READ, Secretary and General Manager. Chief Offices, Glastonbury, 26th July. 1864. 4859 < £ tmcatmn. NOTICE. MISS E. NOEL, 42, Stuart-square, Cardiff, having a Diploma from the Royal Academy of Caen, Fraaee, "Will give PRIVATE LESSONS of FRENCH, PIANO, and DRAWING. Terms on application. 4483 EVENING CLASSES. Montague House, Charles-street, Cardiff. MR. WILLIAHES. respectfulh* anneunees the RE- OPENING of the EVENING CLASSES for in- struction aufl improvement in Elo.ation, Writing, Arith- metic, Latin. French, Are. Terms-10s. 6d. per Quarter, or Is. per Week, parable advance. 1918 CLASSICAL & COMMERCIAL SCHOOL. 2, Windsor Place, Cardiff. J. r SUN err.a.: REV. E. A. GREEN. PUPILS PREPARED FOR THE UNIVERSITIES OR FOR COMMERCIAL PURSUITS. PRIVATE TUITION. A FRENCH MASTER ATTENDS THE SCHOOL. The SCHOOL will RE-OPEN JULY 18th, 1864. Terms, &e., on application. 4002 CARDIFF GRAMMAR SCHOOL. REV. W. H. B. MACANN, M.R.C.P., PRINCIPAL. BUSINESS will he RESUMED on MONDAY, JGLY -D the 18th, 1861. Immediately after vacation. CLASSES will 'be formed vith a special view to the Civil Service and University Middle Class Examinations, An EVENING CLASS for Young Men engaged during the day, will be formed, for improvement in English Grammar, English Composition, Eloctttion. and Mathe- matics. Terms on application. 4744
ABERDARE. T MORE HONOURS FOR THE LOCAL CORPS. — WE are proud to learn that it the shooting matches which took place at Margam during the past week, Messrs. John Johns and Duthwaite, of the 14th Glamorgan Rifles, bore off prizes amounting to £ 30. Mr. Johns won an £ 8 and a 12 prize, and Mr. Duthwaite a £ 20 prize. SUCCESSFUL -A-ir. Young. gardener to Mr. Crawshay Bailey. M P., bore away a silver gilt medal of the value of £ 3, for the best collection of pines, exhibited at the recent exhibition of the j ivo\ <A1 Botanic Socicty, in IvGgcnts Purk. Mx. Young has cut a very creditable figure at most o* the London Horticultural Shows f-r many years past. BOAIO) op HEALTH ELECTIOx.-Four of the mem- bers of the Aberdare Board of Health are about to retire by rotation. All of the gentlemen are eligible for re-election, but two only are likely to presc-nt themselves to the notice of the ratepayers. The day of nomination is fixed for the 4th of August; voting- papers will be issued on the 20th, collected on the 25th, and examined by the chairman in his capacity of retiuning-offieer on the 25th. There is ei er\ probability that the two gentleman, Messrs. Powell and Richards, who seek to be re-elected, will secure their seats, and it is much to be hope9. that the other two vacancies will be filled without a contest. It needs only, we hope, to nominate good and compe- tent men to avoid a contest. We hope this will be done, and that we shall not, as We have some two three times before, have the parish put to some £ 35 expense to satisfy a whim or gratify private pique.
I^.rt^glsrriiiges, ani) festfcs. [These announcements, although inserted free of charge, can- not be attended to unless authenticated by the and address of the sender in full.] BIRTHS. On the 27th insi., at 4, Rodney-street, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. Thomas Edwards, of a daughter. ¡.. On the 20th instant, at Wrexham, the wife of vmLam Sherrall, Esq., of a son. MAliPJAGES. 4l On the 1-Bth instant, at Wesley Chapel, Cardiff. toe Rev, P. BudJ, Joseph, second son of Mr. Joseph M. tTej, of this town, to Sarah Blakemore, eldest daughter of r. Abraham Blakeuiore Shute, of Taunton. V DEATHS. h On the 22nd instant, at 7, Duke-street, Cardiff, Henry 11 Ernest, infant son of Mr. P. Davies, aged six weeks. J: On the 23rd inst., at Herbert-steeet, Cardiff, the infant son of Mr. Ge-orge Manl, aged nine months.
HlGH WATEti AT CARDIFF. j MORN. EVEN. j DEPTH. HI M. H. M. FX. JJF. Saturday 4 28 4 49 j 23 0 Sunday .I 1 0 .22 1 5 43 24., 8 Monday t> 11 j (5 29 2t> 0 Tuesday 6 54 7 t> 27 1 Wednesday ..I 7 31 7 41 27 9 Thursday i S 4 8 12 28 0 Friday 8 E8 1 8 42 27 0
CARDIFF GOVERNMENT SAYINGS BANK, DUKE-STREET, CARDIFF. (ESTABLISHES IN THE YKAK 181!) Open every Saturday from 10 till 2: and on Saturday and Mondav Evenings, from Seven UP half-past. Eight. Received last week, £407 13s. 7d.; Repaid, A?t587 5s. 4d. The gentlemen next to be m attendance are, on Saturday, Mr. Nell and Mr. Griffith Phillips on Saturday evening, Mr. Pride; on Monday evening, Mr. Daniel Lewis. Captain Morgan attended on lost for the Rev. Charles Parsons.
[ht Cartriff Cintes. U FRIDAY, JULY 29, 18F»4. ANOTHER JUDGE OF ASSIZE. THE second week of the (rlamorgansbire Assizes is drawing to a cloae, and the cause list is far from exhausted, unless the remain- ing litigants. in despair of ever getting a hear- ing, shall be found to have mutually com- promised their differences and withdrawn from trial. The necessity of placing this circuit, or rather this county, upon the same footing as the English counties, to each of whose assize towns the Judges repair in couples instead of singly, is now seen to be imperative. The sitting Judge intimated as much in his charge to the Grand Jury at the commencement of the present court, and if he had to visit the circut next Spring no doubt he would endea- vour not to come alone. But some other Judge will come then, to be convinced in his turn that Glamorganshire assize furnishes ample business for two Judges instead of one and by the time the perception of this fact has gone the round of the whole Bench, several moreyearsofineonvenience and disappointment will have been sustained by suitors and lawyers of this county. However, it is not to be ex- pected that anything contrary to precedent, no matter how useful or proper it can be shown to be, will be done in this country until after long writing and much repitition of proofs of its desirability. It is only this summer that an assize has been opened in the great city of Manchester for the first time. Yet no doubt the need of one had been a hundred times de- monstrated, for a score of years past. In the face of such a fact as this, we need not feel sanguine of [getting. a second Judge sent to Cardiff or Swansea at future Assizes, although we can point to the ample accommodation af- forded in our Town-hall for the holding of two Assize Courts simultaneously. Nevertheless it is well to remind his Lordship and the bar, while they are yet here, that the population of this county is increasing, with, we believe, but a sirgle exception, in the greatest ratio of that of any county in the kingdom and that the nature of its whole productions ensures, in all human probability, a continuance for future years a singularly rapid growth. The evil, therefore, which is now felt and complained of, may be expected to increase rather than diminish. If the precedent of sending only one Judge to the IVelsh counties, while two are sent to the English counties, is still to be adhered to, at least let the populous and growing county of Glamorgan, with its vast industrial interests, be considered for assize purposes, as an English county, and thrown into one of the English circuits. Probably the original reason of sending one Judge alone into Wales was the apprehension that an obscure little Welsh town would not have facilities for entertaining, in the requisite style and pomp, more than one of her Majesty's Judges-at once. Such a motive, if it ever existed, cannot exist now, when great towns like Cardiff have grown from insignifi- cance to commercial prominence, and multi- plied their population twenty-fold within the memory of living men.
THE MARRIAGE OF COLONEL STUART, M.P. The marriage of Lieut-Colonel Crichton Stuart, M.P. for Cardiff, and Miss Gertrude Frances Seymour, second daughter of the Right Hon. Sir G. Hamilton Seymour, G.C.B., and the Hon. Lady Seymour, was solemnised on Thursday, the 28th inst., at St. James's Church, Piccadilly, by the Yen. W. F. John Kaye, Archdeacon of Lincoln. The following ladies officiated as bridesmaids Miss Isabella Seymour (sister of the bride) Lady Catherine Parker Lady Anne Coke Miss Gertrude Brand Miss Mary Stuart-Wortley Miss Frances Cole The Most Hon. the Marquis of Bute was best man to the bridegroom. Among the distinguished personages who attended on the occasion were the following: Sir Hamilton and Lady Seymour, Mr. George Seymour. Lady James Stuart, Miss Stuart, Mr. Herbert Crichton Stuart. Lord and Lady Delamere. Archbishop of Canterbury and the Misses Long- leys. The Belgian Minister and Madam Van de "VVeycr. Marquis Townshend. Lady Charlotte Denison. (The Speaker unavoid- ably prevented.) Countess Gleichen. Earl and Countess- Fortesque. Earl of Harrowby, K.G. Earl of St. Germans, G.C.B. Earl and Countess of Morley Countess of Leicester Mr. and Lady Anne Sherson. Viscount and Lady Mary Sandon. Lady Louisa Percy. Lady Francis and'Miss Gordon. Colonel North. M.P.. and Baroness North. Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Granville Vernon. Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Dawson Damer. Eight Hon. James and Hon. Mrs. Stuarr-Wortley. Hon. Henry Brand, M.P., and Hon. Mrs. Brand. Hon. Mrs. Abbott. Hon. Henry and Mrs. Purnell and the Misses Cole. "i Admiral Sir George Seymour, Lady and Miss Seymour. General Stuart. Mr. Craufnrd, M.P., Mrs. Craufurd. Mrs. Cuff. Eey. Henry Seymour. The wedding breakfast was given by Sir H. and Lady Seymour, at their residence in Grosvenor- -crescent. -Lieut-Colonel and Mrs. Stuart after- wards left town for Hubborne, Hants, the 'seat of General and the Hon. Mrs. Charles Stuart.
THE M E RT H YR FLO WEB SHOW. | Yesterday, being the day appointed for the Mer- j thyr Flower Show, the market house was hand- I somely decorated for the occasion, young fir trees or I evergreens being attached to all the pillars support- ing the roof, and festoons of evergreens being sus- pended from the ceiling. The flags of all nattecs were displayed at all parts of the building, one end of which was completely hidden by the Stars and Stripes" of America, a flag which far exceeded all the others in size, and the bright colours of the flags above and of the flowers beneath, had a very pleasing effect. A raised platform was erected at one end of the building for the accommodation of the Cytarthfa band, which was in attendance throughout the day, and considerably enlivened the proceedings by playing numerous popular airs at short intervals. Behind the platform was a gaily painted representa- tion of a Turkish palace near a sheet of water, though whether this Eastern sketch was intended to repre- sent the Sultan's palace on the Bosphorous, probably the painter thereof himself' would bo puzzled to decide. Despite all this preparation, however, the morning opened with a steady fall of rain, which continued with but short intervals until two o clock in the afternoon, when it began to clear up, and afterwards became quite fine. The fruit and flowers exhibited by gentlemen and professional gardeners, formed the principal attractions of the show, Mr. R. Fothergill and Mr. R. T- Crawshay being the prin- cipal competitors. There was also a good show of vegetables in the ope*" class, and in many in- stances sharp competition for prizes took place among the workmen. The show of poultry and game was small, 3Ir. Crawshay being nearly the sole exhibitor in this department, but Mr. Frederick Rees, oi Biocon-road, received a prize for gold and silver spangled Hambuivhs. TChe subjoined list of the prizes given in other divisions than" Poultry and Game," will be found pretty accurate, the judges having scarcely finished making the awards by the time our parcel left. The judges on this occasion wore for poultry, R H. Nicholas, Esq., Yewberry Cottage, Malpas, near Newport, and for fruit A. Wheeler, Esq., Gloucestershire, and Mr. J. Bushell, Redland, near Bristol. Mr. Wheeler spoke very highly of the improvement in vegetables grown by workmen, some of the baskets being so good it was difficult to decide as to tb« prizes, and the majority being" highly cti>mmu..ictI." In all instances where this commendation was given, Mr. Wheeler expressed an opinion that a shilling should be given to the grower, in fact he would have no objection to give .r the amount himself. The value of the prizes given at the show, varied principally from one to twenty shilling's, few of them being of a large amount..An extra prize was awardod by the committee to Mr. Webb of Gower, for roses and hollyhocks, his speci- mens being so excellent. The attendance of the public was thin in the ea»lv part of the day, in con- sequence of the unfavourable weather, but later in the afternoon as it grew fine, a large and brilliant assemblage filled the building, the Cyfarthfa Band, under Mr. Livesey, giving n variety of music, from Rossini, Mayerbeer, Vwdi, Mozart, and Handel. Some popular Welsh Airs and the Bells of Aber- dovey" were also included in the selection. The de- corations which added Sit much to the brilliancy of the show yesterday, wetto carried out under the superintendence of Mr. T, Kignall, the secretary, who, with Mr. Caleb and others, succeeded perfectly in hiding the natural u.glinfiss of the market house and this year the specimens sent by Mr. Fothergill contributed very largely to the beauty of the show, and .were indeed an acquisition.
LIST OF PRIZES. CLASS J n.-OPEN.. VEGETABLES. Cncumhers-Richtllil Ftxhergill, Esq.; J. D. Thomas, Esq. Celerv—Mr. Richard Roach, Merthyr; R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Hht.harb—Mr. Tracev Bess, Cyfarthfa; 3fr. Roach K.idishes (lorvg reti)—M». Hansard. Cyfarthfa Mr. W. Brown r:a(]!shps (white turnip)—Mr. Roach: Mr. W. Brown Riidislies (reri turnip)—Roach Mr. W. Brown Peas—Mr. VV. Jones, GV-fV) Mr. Henry Jones, Cyfarthfa Broad Rtans-It. T. Crawshay, Esq.; D. Thomas, Esq. Dwarf Beans—R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Mr. W. Brown Scarlet Runners—Mr. Roach; Mr. H. Jones, Cyfarthfa Carrots (short horns)—Mr. Hansard, Cytarthta Carrots (long)—Mr. Hansard Parsnips—Mr. Hansard; Mr. W. Jones, Cefn Potatoe Onions—Mr#Llewellyh Williams, Merthyr; Mr. Thomas Roberts, Merthyr Tripoli Onions—Mr. J^>iw ijmes, Cloth Hall Spring Sown Oeions-MA*. Henry Jones, Cyfarthfa Mr. W. Junes, Cffn Parsley—Mr. Walter Smyth, Merthyr; J.D. Ihomas, E*White Stone Turnips—J. D- Thomas, Esq Dutch Turnips-R. T. Crawshay, Esq. j Mr. Meredith, Merthyr; Mr. W. Smyth Other Turllips-Mr: Hansard Mr. W. Jones, Cefn Lettuces—Mr. Wm. Brown; Mr. Hugh Gillespie Cabbages—Mr. David Pjice, Penydarran R. T. Craw. shay, Esq. » o u Cauliftowers-R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Mr. Roach, Mei'iiiyr Dish of Salad—Mr. Ronch Mr. Walter Smyth Herbs—Mr. Roach. Leeks—J. D. Thomas, Esq. Kidney Ptltatoes-J. D.Thomas, Esq.; Mr. Roach Early Round Potatoes-J. D. Thomas, Esq.; Mr. Roach Red Potatoes-;1. D. Thomas, Esq.; Mr. Roach Other Potatoes—J. D. Thomas, Esq.; Mr. W. Bevan, Cyfarthfa FRUIT. CLASS 4.—WORKMEN. Apples- Benjaniiii Thomas, founder, Cefn. Strawberries-Charles Everett, railnian, Celn. Black currants—Charts Everett, railman, Cefn. Gooseberries—Thomas Thomas, Cefn Benj. Thomas, Cefn. Large gooseberries—Thomas Thomas, Cefn Benjamin Thomas, Cefn. FLOWERS. Fuschias-Levi Richards, railman, Caedraw David Richards, Merthyr. Coxcombs-Levi Richards, Caedraw. Balsams—William Morgan, Tranchback Rees Evans, Alma-street. Calceolarias—William Morgan, Cyfarthta. Mignionette — J-?hn Andrews, Brecon-road; Levi Richards, Caedraw. Dahlias-William Morgan, Tranchbach. Dahlia blctssoiiii-lvilliaw Itees William Morgan. Pansies—Levi Richards; William Rees. Carnatior.s—Levi Richards David Richards, PiL-cotfes—Levi Richards; Dayid Richards. French Marigolds- \VilJiam Morgan; Rees Evans. German Swck, "William Morgan William Rees. Sweet Williams—Charles Everett; Benjamin Thomas. Basket of Cut Flowers—William Morgan; John Andrews. Basket of Wild Flowers-Ðwid Evans, miner, Cefn. VEOKTABLES. Cucumbers—WiiHam Morgan Benjamin Thomas. Celery-Levi Richards. Rhubarb—Thomas Thomas Charles Everett. Radishes (long red)—Rets Evans; Cliarle* Pverelt. Ditto (long white)—Rees Evans; Charles Everett. Ditto (red turnip)—Thomas Miller, Abercannaid. Wm. England. Ditto (white turnips)—Charles Everett, Joseph Eng- land. Extra Prize—Rees Evans Peas-John Davis, Wernlas; Ben. Thomas. Extra Prize—Morgan Morgan Broad Beans—Wrn. Lewis, Park Row; Thos. Miller French Dwarf Beans—John Upham; Thomas Miller Scarlet Bundell-itees Evans;, Thomas Miller Carrots—Thomas Miller; David Lewis, Glyndyrris Long Carrots—David Lewis Parsnips—David Lewis; Thos. Miller Potato Onions-Rees Evans. Tripoli Onions—John t Thomas Spiing Sown Onions—Ben. Jones, Cethin; Thomas Milier Parsley—David Richards B. Thernas White Stone Turnips—Ben. Thomas; D. W. Jones Other Turnips—Rees Evans Ben. Thomas Lettuces—Levi Richards, William Griffiths. Cabbages-Charles Everett, Ben. Thomas, Ben. Jones (extra prize). Cauliflowers-Ben. Thomas. Herbs-Charles Everett; Benjamin Thomas. Leeks—Levi Richards; Win. Jones, Pandy. Ash Leat Kidney Potatoes—Morgan Morgan; Thomas Griffith. Early Round .Potatoes—Thomas Miller; Thomas Griffith. Red Potatoes—Thomas Miller. Other Potatoes—John Owen, Twynrodin; John Da- vies, Wernlas. Highly coruinendetl-Tliomas Miller and Benjamin Thomas. SPECIAL PMXM BY THE COMMITTEE. Best collection of twelve out-deor plants, in p»t»— R. T. Grawsbay, Esq. Fern Case, arranged f«r drawing-room—Mrs. Henry Wrenn, Courtland-terrace, Merthyr; Mr. C. H. Giaco- dine, Merihyr. Device in Flowers-n. T. Cuiwshay, Esq. Vase of Cut Flowers—R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; Mr. W. Jones. Device ill Flowers (by a workman )-William Morgan; Mrs. Rees. EXTRA PBIZES BY n. T. CTiAWSHAY, ESQ. Best collection of Grapes—R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto of Melons-R, T. Crawshay, Esq. DittoofPineApples—Crawshay Bailey, E-q BY MRS. R. T. CRAWSHAY. Scarlet Rock Melon—R. T. Crawshay, Esq. BY MISS GWENLLIAM HOWELL. (For Merthyr Workmen > nly.) Cut Roses—Benjamin Thomas. Carnations—Levi Richards. Pansies—Levi Richards. German Stocks—Benjamin Thomas. Window Plants (io pots)—Benjamin Thomas BY W. R. SMITH, ESQ. Local Wild Ferus, clas 's ifieil-Mr. C. H. Giaseodine, Merthyr. EY Mil. w. JONES. CEFN. Butter—Mr. Thomas Jenkins, Penrheol. Hens Eggs—Mr. Thomas Jenkins. BY 3IU. lUGNALL. Local Wild Feins, potted and named, by a Merthyr workmen-Mr. David Rees, nysfach Mr. Levi Rich- ards. BY MRS. OVERTON. Basket of Vegetables-Mr. H. Hansard, jun. BY MRS. JONES. Basket of Vegetables, by a workman-Thos, Miller. PRIZES GIVEN BY n. T. CRAWSHAY, ESQ., For the best Collection of Vegetables, grown by. Cyfarthfa workmen, at the following plaees:- Cvfarthfa Row—Joseph England Jo^iah Davis; W m. Griffiths. Many others highly coin me ri (ied., George Town—John England. Ynysfach Houses—John .Jones; David Rees. lllvydyear, Glyndyrris, and Cetbin-Benjamin Jones David Lewis. Upper and Lower Colliers' Row—Isaac Jones; John Andrews. Gellydeg and Heolgerrig-Dayid Morgan; William Davis. Tranchbaeh and Pen Level-William Morgan; Thos. Morris. William Town—Win. Williams John Montgomery: G. G wynne. Castle Square and Park Row—Wm. Lewis; Thomas Griffith. Cefn Coed Cymmer-Benjamin Thomas. Best Potatoes grown by a Cyfarthfa workmen—David Lewis; William Griffiths. CLASS I.—GENTLEMEN AND PROFESSIONAL GARDENERS. FRUIT. Two prizes were given in each instance, for the different descriptions of fruit exhibited. In cases of superior merit, however, a third prize was awarded. Best Pine Apple-Queen- 1st, R. T. Crawshay, Fsq.; 2nd, Crawshav ISailey, Esq. Ditto—Jamaica. Crawshay Baily, Esq., Aberamatn Largest of any other s.rt. 1st, Richard Fothergill, Esq,; 2nd, Crawshay Baiiey, Esq. Best Three Bunches of Grapes-Black. 1st, R. T. Crawshav, E:l.; 2nd, Mr. David Price, Penydarren. Ex. II. T. Crawshay, Ditto ditto ditto —White. 1st, R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. David Price, Penydarren, Ex. R. T. Crawshay. Ditto Green Flesh Melon. R. Fothergill, Esq., Aber- naut House. Ditto Scarlet Flesh ditto. R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Six Peaches. R. T. Orawsbay, Esq. Ditto Six Nectarines. 1st, Richard Fothergill, Esq.; 2nd, R. T. Crawshay, ES(I. Ditto Six Apricots. 1st, Mr. Thomas Ashman, Bath 2nd R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Six Green Gages. Mr. Thomas Ashman, Weston, near Bath. Ditto Six Plums. Mr. Thomas Ashman, YTeston, near Rath. Ditto Six Figs. R. T. Crawshay, Rsq. Ditto Six Pears. Mr. Thomas Ashman, Bath. Ditto Six Apples. Rohert Hunter, Esq., Pontypridd. Ditto Dish of Cherries—lib. R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Dish of Strawberries. R. T. Crawshay, Ks.[. Ditto Dish of Yellow Raspberries. 1st, Mr. Thumas Ashman 2nd, R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Dish of Raspberries. 1st, R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. Thomas A-hman. Ditto Dish of White Currants. 1st, J. D. Thomas, Esq., Gwaloed-v-Garth; 2nd, Mr. Roach, Merthyr. Ditto Dish of Red Currants. 1st, Mr. Thomas Ash- man, Bath 2nd, R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Dish of Black Currants. 1st, J. D. Thomas, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. Roach. Ditto Dish of Gooseberries. 'ht,Mr. Roach, Merthyr 2nd, J. D. Thomas, Esq. Ditto Dish of Largest Gooseberries. 1st, J. D. Thomas, Esq. 2nd, Mr. Thomas Ashman. Ditto Two-fruited Vines in Pots. No Entry. Ditto Collection of Fruits. No Entry. FLOWERS. In this department, the highest prize of the day, a silver cup, valae £ o, for the best six variegated Stove Plants, six flowering Stove ditto, and six Greenhouse ditto, was awarded to Richard Fother- gill, Esq., of Ahernant Hotise. Best three Geraniums—in pots. No entry. Ditto three Fuschias—in pots. 1st, R. Fothergill, Esq.; 2nd, R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto three Coxcombs—in pots. Richard Fothergill, Esquire. Ditto three Balsams—in pots. R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto three Ca!ceo)a)Ma—in pots. Richard Fothergill, Esquire. Ditto three Cinerarias—in pots. No entry. Ditto three -.Migniouettes—in pots. Richd. Fothergill, Esquire. Ditto three Dahlias—in pots, 1st, R. T. Crawshay, Esq.; 2nd,-Mr. Roach, Merthyr. Ditto three Scarlet Salvia-ill pots. 1st, R. T. Craw- shay, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. Roach. Ditto three Blue Salvia-in pots 1st, R. Fothergill, Esq.; 2nd, R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto three Pettinias-in pots. R. T. Ciawshay, Esq. -s. Ditto Phloxes—12 varieties. R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Verbenas—12 varieties. No entry. Ditto Gladiolas-12 varieties. No entry. Ditto Dahlia Blossoms—12 varieties. 1st, Rowland Fothergill, Esq., Hensol Castle; 2ud, R. T. Crawshay, Esquire. Ditto Rose Blossoms«-12 varieties. R. T. Crawshay, Esquire. Ditto .Pausies-:20 blossoms. J. Brown, Esq., Moun- tain Ash. Ditto Carnations—6 blossoms. 1st, R. Fothergill, Esq.; 2nd, J. Brown, Esq. Ditto Pipits—f> blossoms. Mr. Roach. Ditto Pieotees-H blossoms. 1st, R. Fothergill, Esq.; 2nd, J. Brown, Esq. Ditto French Marigold—6 blossoms. 1st, R. T. Craw- shay, Esq.; 2nd, Mr. Roach. Ditto China Aster—12 blossoms. No entry. Ditto HoUyhouks—IS blossoms. R. T- Crawshay, Esq. Ditto German Stocks—12 varieties. 1st, R. T. Craw- shay, Esq. 2nd, R. Fothergill, Esq. Ditte> Sweet Williams—12 blossoms. R. T. Crawshay, Esquire. Ditto Basket of Cat Flowers. R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Ditto Collection of 12 Stovo or Greenhouse Piamts, or both. arrangement of colours to be considered as well as quality of iren by R. T. Crawshay, Esq. Richd. Fothergill,Esq., Abernant. CLASS 3.—AMATEURS. (Gentlemen not keeping a professed gardener). FRUIT. In this fruit division, also, two prizes were given, viz.: one ff-r the best of each description: — Best three Bunches of Grapes—Black. No entry. Ditto Ditto —White. No entry. Ditto six Peaches. No entry. Ditto six Nectarines. No entry. Ditto six Apricots. No entry. Ditto six Green Gages. No entry. Ditto six Plums. No entry. Ditto six Apples. 1st, Mr. Daniel Asprey, Merthyr; 2nd, Mr. Meredith, Merthyr. Ditto six Pears. No entry. Ditto Dish of Cherries—one pound. 1st, C. T. Wills, E<q.. Cyfarthfa Surgery. Ditto Dish of Strawberries. Mr. John James, Cloth Hall. Ditto Dish of Yellow Raspberries. No entry. Ditto Dish of Raspberries. No entry. Ditto Dish of White Currante. Mr. John James, Cloth Hall. Ditto Dish of TIed Currants. Mr. W. Smyth, Merthyr. Ditto Dish of Black Currants. Mr. John James, Cloth Hall Ditto Dish of Gooseberries. Mr. Llewellyn Williams, Merthyr. Ditto Dish of Largest Gooseberries. 1st, Mr. John James 2nd, Mr. Hansard, Cyfarthfa. FLOWERS. Best three GerftBiums. No entry. Ditto three Coxcombs. Mr. James Johnson, Merthyr. Ditto three Balsams. 1st, Mr. W. -Jones, Merthyr; 2nd, Mr. Meredith, Merthyr. Ditto three Calceolarias. No entry. Ditto three CiKerarias. No entry. Ditto Mignionettes. Mr. Wm. Brown, Merthyr. Ditto three Dahlins. Mr. Hugh Gillespie, Merthyr. Ditto three Scarier Salvia. No entry. Ilitto three Blue Salvia. Xo entry. Ditto three Petunias. No entry. Ditto Phloxes—12 varieties. No entry. Ditto Verbenas—12 varieties.* No entry. Ditto Gladiolas-6 varieties. No entry. Ditto Dahlia Blossoms-12 varieties. Mr. Williams, Vale of Neath Railway. Ditto Rose Blossoms-12 varieties. No. entry. Ditto Pansies-20 blossoms. 1st, Mr. Hansard, Cy- I farthfa; 3ud, Mr. Hugh Gillepsie. Ditto Carnations-^6 blossoms. Mr. William Brown, Merthyr. Ditto Pinks—6 blossoms. No entry. Ditto Picotees—6 blo&3oms. Mr. Wm. Brown. Ditto Pinks—6 blossoms. No entry. Ditto Picotees—6 bloeaoms. Mr. Wm. Brown. Ditto French Marigolds—6 ditto. 1st, Mr. Hansard 2nd, Mr. Hugh Gillespie. Ditt i China Aster-l:2 blossoms. No entry. Dirto Hollyhocks—12 blossoms. No entry. D.tto German Stocks—12 varieties. lst. Mr. W. Jones. Cefn 2nd, Mr. W. Brown, Merthyr. Ditto Sweet Williams—12 blossoms. 1st, Mr. C. Da- vies, Merthyr; 2nd, Mr Hopkins, Cefn. Ditto Ba^iiet. of Cut Flower, No rutrv.
i'ocai Jittciiigcnce. THE INFIRMARY.—The Treasurer of the Infirmary, W. D. Bushdi, E-q.. ua-- received the sum of £;} 3s, collected by the coi-gregation assembling at Sbenezer Chapel. BANKRUPT.—Among the bankrupts in Tuesday's Gazette was G. C. Rise, formerly of Cardirt and smyma, merchant. LOCAL BILL*.—The Rhymney railway (Cardiff to Caerphilly), the Brecon and Merthyr Tvdvil railway, and the Rhymney Extensions, &t' Bills, received the royal assent on Monday. COAL AT LONDON.—The quantity of coal entered at the metropolis by water during the first six months of the present year was 1,004,702 tons, against 1,577,828 tons for the same period of lS8o. • Of this quantity there was received, from Wales, 17,30(J tons steam coal, and 15.010 tons stone. THIRD. GLAMORGAN AETILLEKY VOLUNTEERS.—The following commissions have been granted by the Lord Lieutenant:—1st Lieutenant Pearse to be Cap- tain; 2nd Lieutenant Insole to be 1st Lieutenant; Daniel O'Brien Gavin to be 1st Lieutenant. THE 1 VORITES ANNIVERSARY.—The Ivorites Benefit Society celebrated its anniversary on Monday. The procession in the street headed by the Militia band, was of respectable dimensions and appearance. The members subsequently partook of their annual din- ner, and spent a pleasant afternoon. THE HrGH SHERIFF'S DINNER.—In our report of the speeches on the above occasion, the Rev. E. P. Thomas was reported to have said that he was the oldest clergyman in the diocese present. The word diocese" should have been district. We willingly make the correction, although we cannot understand how the statement could have been misunderstood, qualified as it was by the speaker himself. GRAND CONCERT.—We understand Mr. G. F. Davis has engaged the services of Madame Grisi, Madame Sainton-Dolbv, Signor Mario, Mr. Patey, Mr. Saint- on, and Herr Meyer Lutz, for a grand concert to be held at Cardiff shortly. We hspe such a spirited spe- culation will meet, with the support it deserves. It will be the first visit to Cardiff of the two greatest vocalists in the world—Madame Grisi and Signor Mario. ACCIDENT. — On Wednesday, William Smith, a stoker of the steamer Sidney Hall, of London, while passing tiie chain box at the bottom of West Dock, the winch handle struck hiru on the thigh, causing a severe injury. Mr. Pratt, surgeon, was in attendance, and had him removed to No. 0, George- street, where his injuries were attended'to. ANNUAL HEVIEW OF VOLUNTEERS.—The annual review of the whole of the Glamorgan Yolun- teers, takes place at Port Talbot on Tuesday. These annual gathering arc extremely interesting, and if the weather proves fa vourable, a large and fashionable company may be expected. Wo presume the presen- tation of prizes, gained W, the competition this week, will take place after the review. Ax UNWELCOME CUSTOMER.—On Friday the occu- pants of Mr. Dunmore's stationer's shop, No. 1, St. Mary-street, where startled bv tile appearance of an unwelcome customer, a large trail, belonging to Mr. Jones, butcher, of Jnmes-stroet, was being driven to the slaughter house, and on his way effected a flank movement into Mr. Dunmore's shop. He was got out with very littfti damage, considering, only a few panes of glass and one or two books being damaged by his coming in contaci with them. CONCERTS.—It will be seen in our advertising columns that Signor Paggi makes a preliminary announcement of his grand annual concert, to take place in the early part of September also that the Gwcnt and Morganwg Temperance Musical Associa- tion announce a concert for the benefit of Miss "Watts, to be given in the Music Hall, on the 31st proximo. BROTHEL HOBBERIEs.-On. Saturday, Chas. Burge, captain of the ship Alexandria, was -robbed of £ 25 in a brothel in Sophia-street. On Sunday, Robert Lewis, captain of the Jonn Williams, of Portlock, lost £1J in a brothel in Charlotte-»treet. On Tues- day, a Dutch sailor, calling himself John Bull, had 10s. stolen from him in a brotiKt) in Fredrica street. GLAMORGANSHIRE VOLUNTEERS. — The following commissions appear in the London Gazette of Tues- day :—Glamorganshire.—Tst-Administralive Brigade of A.V.—Lieut.-Colonel J. Hewett to be Honorary Colonel Major E. S. Hill to be Lieut.-Colonel Hill to retain command as ivajor of tne 3rd A.V.C. CRUSHED TO DEATH.—David Jones-, a breakman in the employ of the Bute Trustees, aged 28, and rei-id- ing in Frederic-street, fell off a aoal waggon which was in motion on the west side of the East Bute Do«k, on Tuesday afternoon, about one o'clock, and before he could .regain his footing, three of the waggons passed over his body, injuring him so that be died two or three hours later at the Infirmary, to which he was at cnce conveyed. MONSTER BAND.—On Wednesday evening, a band of upwards ef sixty performers will play the follow- ing selection of music, at the Sophia Gardens, under the direction of jMr. G.F.Davis, band-master :— Grand Coronation March (Meyerbeere): quadrille— Juno (Farmer); opsra selecti< n—Lucrexia Borgia (Donizetti); part songs—Dawn of Day, and All among the Barley; valse-Whisper of Love (Mont- gomery) ;cllnzonette-Lueia (Donizetti); polka— My Boys (G. F. Davis), and God Save the Q-eeen. To comraenee at seven o'clock. A SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE.—On Frittay last, Mrs. Chaplin, of Moira Crescent, was alarmed at seeing her little girl, only seventeen months old, suddenly stop in her play through intense pain, which cau-ed her to cry piteoi»sly, tears and perspiration flowing copiously and the mother, in trying to assuage her sufferings, observed, as she fancied, a fractured bone almost protruding through the kkin of the thigh. The child was taken to the Infirmary at once, where, to the great joy of the parents, and almost instant relief ot the child, a long bright needle was ex- tra> ted. CANTON LOCAL BOARD.- This Board held a special meeting on Monday, in order to confirm and put in force the bye-laws relative to lodging houses, drawn up by a committee appointed at the last meeting. It was stated that at thf last session of the Llandaff magistrates, the case of the Inspector of Nuisances against Charles List, was decided in favour of the former, and a fine inflicted on the defend &it t-tit ui establishing the principle that the Inspector may en- force the removal of nuisances without making a special reference to the Board in every case. CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The Board met on Saturday, E. W. David, Esq., in the chair. There were reported to be in the Workhouse, 221 inmates, being a decrease of 42 from last y, ar admissions during the week, 68; discharges, ü7. The Industrial School report showed the present number of pupils to be. 150. The sum of £;3¡)O was assessed upon the parish of Llandaff, exclusive of the district of Canton, to defray the expense of constructing a drain ordered by the Health Committee, to abate a nuisance some time since complained of by the Bishop and others. The Board then adjourned. THE HARP. Last year the lovers of music enjoyed a tl eat from the performances of Mr. Ap- tommas on the harp. We understand he is about to make another tour, taking Cardiff in his way. In the hands (,f Mr. Aptommas the harp becomes invested with an interest which we never heard im- parted to it by any other perfortr.er: it were vain to attempt to describe the astonishing and beautiful effects which he produces upon it; nor could any- thing in music be more touching than his rendering of the simple Irish, Wdsh, and Scotch melodies. FIRST GLAMORGANSHIRE LIGHT HORSE VOLUN- TEERS.—This crack troop turned cut on "Wednesday, en grand TE KMC for the monthly muster at lioath. Court, commanded by Captain Williams. On the line of route, a goodly number of civilians followed the cavalcade to the appointed rendezvous,—where they were put through a series of evolutions which elici- ted marked approbation. The marching in squadron was faultless, and reflects great credit upon the inde- fatigable Sergeant-Major. The horses, too, were in excellent condition—with one conspicuous exception. The paucity of numbers, however, is to be regretted, for, out of a troop of fifty, less than forty were pre- sent. Cardiff is proud of their troop, and it causes a p C! disappointment when anything like supineness is evinced. And it is hoped that whatever may have been the cause of non-attendance lately" they will be in their saddles like "men and soldiers" next parade day. After nearly three hours drill, the troop marched through the principal thoroughfares, made a halt at the Windsor Hotel, and partook of refreshment, liberally provided by order of the gal- lant Captjiin-, whose zeal, urbanity, and kindness has done so much to raise the 1st G. L. H. V. C. to its present high state of efficiency. The following promotions have taken place R. E. Spencer, Esq., to be cornet, in the room of H. J. Evans, who is to be lieutenant. FURIOUS DpjvixG—O.u Friday Mr. Clode, batcher, was brought before the magistrates on a charge of furioHs driving, and was fined 40s. and costs. It is to be hoped that this will act as a warning to Mr. Clode, who seems to have 1111 iofatuation for furious driving through the streets. POCKET PICKING AT THE RAILWAY STATION.—Oa Friday a iady's pocket was picked at the South Wales Railway Station, containing a purse and eight sovereigns, railway tickets, æc. What renders lai" robbery the more singular is the fact that a few minutes before the occurrence a gentleman warced the lady of the danger of being robbed, but she dis- regarded the advice. A HIKING AS-OCIATION. — The money article of Wednesdays Times .says :—New financial schemes continue to be put forth as if the public mania for them increa-ed in proportion to the signs that should inspire caution. A prospectus has been issued to-day of the Mining Financial Association, with a capital of £ 1,009,000, half so be first sub. scribed in shares of £:2;\ for the purpose of "facili- tating legitimate mining, quarrying, and other mineral enterprises." Considering that there are few species of investment more alluring to inex. perienced per-OTis, or that on the average yield a poorer return, than mining properties, it might have been auppo-ed there was little need of a company for its special encouragement. THE LATE Mr. UENJA3IIN OWEN.-An inquiry was held at the Angel Hotel on Friday evening, before Messrs. Giffard, Bowen, and Coleridge, bariistsrs-at- law, and a special jury, for tbr purpose of investi- gating a claim on the part of the Crown to certain lands belonging to the late Mr. Benjamin Bowen, known as the Lianishan Paik Farm. Evidence was given proving that the deceased was the illegitimate son of Richard William I an excise officer, and a person known as Mary Jane, and born' in 1800. Mr. Eli Evans proved that he had heard Mr. Bowen say that he derived rents from the Llanishen Park Farm, aad Wyndiiam W. Lewis, Esq., proved that he paid a year to Mr. BoweD up to the time of his death. £ 187 was now due as rent. The death and burial of the deceased was proved, and no evidence to the contrary being given, the jury immediately returned a verdict for the Cro»vn. FINE ARTS.—Our readers have long been familiar with the name of Signor Paggi, in connection with music, but many of them are probably not aware that he is as gifted and accomplished an artist as musi- cian. This week there has been exhibited in the shop of Mr. Lane, carver and gilder. Smith-street, an ori- ginal crayon picture by Signor Paggi, which, for eon-* ception, drawing, and finish, is the finest specimen of the kind we have ever seen. The subject is taken from the Divina Comniedia of Dante, where the poet describes an interview with two spirits, which he Qb. served flying together, as if lotD to part. Francesca, daughter of Guido da Polento, lord of Ravenna, was against her will given by her father in marriage to Laueiotto Malatesta, son of the lord of Rimini, who was deformed in his person. Francesca ioved Paolo, the brother of her husband, and while reading a book in his presence, he ventured to give her a kiss. At toat moment Laneiotto enters the room, and disco- vering their guilt., thursts his sword through them. The scene itself is described by the poet in the fol- lowing terms :— When of that smile we read, The wished smile, so rapturously kiss'd By one so deep in love, then he, who ne'er From me shall separate, at once my lips All trembling kissVl." The artist, frotu this narrative, has created a beaati- ful picture, and one which we feel satisfied would gain him distinction were it sent to London or other exhibitions. It has been painted by desire for a local gentleman, and is well worthy the attention of all connoisseurs.
VOLUNTEER APPOINTMENTS. TENTH RIFLES. The arrangements for the ensuing week are as follows, by order of Capt. Rees :— Monday, recruit drill, at 7.30 p.m. Tuesday, inspection at Margam. Every member is expected to attond, as it is necessary for efficiency, and the Captain urges it for the credit of the corps. The time of assembling will bo written up on the board at the Town-hall. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday drills as ueuaL Orderly officer for the week, Lieut. Stephens; non-commissioned officers, (Sergeant Elliott and Lance-Corporal Williams. SIXTEENTH JJrTF. RIl'LES. Regimental orders by Capt. C. W. David :— The parade and drills for the ensuing week will be the same as usual. The Annual Inspection and Review will take place at Port Talbout Moors, on Tuesday next, August 2nd, when the presence of every member is particularly requested. Those members whose busi- ness engagements will not allow of their being pre- sent should sewl a written statement to that effect, to the commanding officer, so that they may be ac- counted for in the parade statement, as having leave of absence, and thereby qualifying for the Govern- ment grant for efficient volunteers. The corps will parade at the Armoury, on Tuesday next, at 12.30 p.m., with arms well polished and cleaned, and pre- senting as soldierly an appearance as possible.
TERRIBLE SUFFERINGS OF A SHIP. WRECKED. CREW. The following letter is written by Mr. Jacobs, United States' Consul-General at Calcutta. Its statements would be incredible were they less au- thoritatively vouched fur :— Calcutta, April. 20,186f. The following is the statement of William Palmer, late second officer of the ill-fated Elvina, which left Calcutta Deeember :22, bound for Boston. Her crew consisted of Nathaniel Ancrews, Salem, Massachusetts,, as master- his brother, S. G. Andrews, mate; William Palmer, G. D. Blake, James Jordan, second, third, and fourth mates; John Tenyion, A. M. Dowden, Pe.ter Nelson, F. Bunker G. Peterson, J. Anderson, T. Frasier, Thomas Browu, P. Johnson, John Wilson, Alexander Murphy, James Williams, Jot,a Lewis, seamen a'ifd Francis H. Hodges, Boston; James Sandtord, Boston; Campbell Weke, New York; Edward Lewis, Delaware; Robert Willart, New Oi leans Thomas i'orter, -New Jersey* William Riley, Portland George Chase, Portsmouth. Charles Scotl and William Jackson, East Boston John Buckley, Brooklyn WilSinm Law, Maine; John Des- mond, New York Consul's men sent home to join the navy. Fair n(i prosperous winds attending moved them across the Equator in twenty-four days after losing sight of the land heads. The south-east trades sprang up in six south, and ail went pleasantly till the afternoon of the Hub. At three on the morning of the 20th the spare maihtopmast broke loose from its lashings, and rolling hack and fore over the deck stove in the cabin doors, the laz iret-te, the water-casks amidships, broke down the stanchenns and bulwarks, and finally went overboard, pounding heavily 3gainst the side. Everything within reach of the fatal stick was made a perfect wreck • torrents of water poured from the huge casks into the cabin and down upon the lower deck. The damage was done in a moment. The ship now listed suddenly to starboard, and would not right either to the shifting of the cargo or from the water alreidy rushing into the hold through the opened beams. The hull was slowly sinking, but steadily, and the crew sprang overboard five minutes before she went down, leaving the master and his brother alone, standing together. Together they sank, and were not again seen. Gaining the floating spars, the poor fellows resied for a few moments, until the cabiti door was driven within reach. upon which they clambered to the number of eleven. The rest had dis- appeared. Here, tied to the spars, they lay down upon the sails, and the seas washed over them. At seven o'clock the wind died away, :md tearing a shirt in two they raised a signal of distress. Two pumkins, sole relics of the ship's stores, were seen floating nigh, but not within reach, and they looked longingly upon them as they passed 1y. At noon the gale again sprang up, blowing furiously as before. The waves swept tumult- ously over the raft, carrying away two of their number One, George Chase, swam back, and was assisted upon it, but soon turning black in the face from swallowing sea water, died. All through that day and night the storm continued, moderating tovraids .morning. The sky was overcast the second day, but the wind went down and the sea became more calm. The sun rose bright, and clear in a cloudless sky the morning of the third day, and his beams Leat most fiercely upon their un sheltered heads. Maddened with thirst, in their agony, some of them drank the sea water and died. The fourth day da wned .with a sun, though not as lustrous and araent as before. Another died. The survivors cut off his legs, and ate for the first time since leaving the ship —they drank their own urine. Not a. morsel had they eaten, not a drop of fiesh water had they drunk for four days. The clouds gathered overhead on the fifth day, hut the sun burnt them off and shone more scorchingly than ever. Trlat evening one of their comrades slipped over the side, saying, I am going home, I can stay here no longer-I want to see my mother-come with me, we shall not be long away, and soon return." They were too weak to prevent it, and he swam away. Far as their dim eyes could range did they wistfully watch him, swimming on, the sharks splashing their white fins by his side, till he was lost in the distance. The sixth day came and went, and another died. The seventh morning found them hopeless and despairing; too weak to stand, spiritless and exhausted, they lay feebly clinging to the spars, and another died But three were left now of the tjeven. and siil! through the long forenoon did the burn- ing rays of that terrible sun fall hotly upon them. At the last moment )e!ief came. The French barque Claire, Roherts master, discovered the raft, their signal fortu- 1 nately flying, and despatched a boat to their assistance. j Tenderly were they liftsd into it, and from thence trans* j ferred to the ship."
f TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending July 24, 18(34 6 10 Corresponding Y\ eek last i car 11 9 RHYMNEY RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending July 23, 1S64 £ '!)«•> 3 0 Corresponding week last year 84(1 9 1