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The inhabitants of this borough have determined to evince their loyalty to our most gracious King, by celebrating Thursday next, the day of his Coronation, as a holiday. A subscription has been entered into to provide a dinner of roast beef and plum pudding, in the good old English style, for the poor inhabitants of the town. The Mayor, attended by the members of the Cor- poration, the inhabitants, and the different friendly societies, with bands of music, &c. are to meet at the Town-hall, at half- past ten o'clock in the morning, to walk in procession to St. Mary's church, to hear divine service. At night an illumination will take place. PONTY POOL. -A meeting numerously attended to take into consideration the propriety of having a general illumination on Thursday next, in honour of the Coronation of their most gracious Majesties; and it was unanimously resolved that the same be carried into effect in the most efficient style possible, and that a general festival shall take place upon the occasion. Pontypool Races are fixed for Monday the 19th instant, when excellent sport is anticipated, as several horses are entered for the Town and Hunter's Stakes. We are requested by a correspondent to contradict the statement which appeared in our last concerning the intended illumination at Abergavenny. He says the respectable inhabi- tants of that town are decidedly averse to such a measure. A potatoe stalk, nine feet two inches in length, having 12 potatoes, one of which weighed llb.3oz., was extracted this week in the garden of Pentwyn Farm, in the parish of Llanwenarth, in this county. Garrat Wolsh, master and owner of the schooner Dis- patch, of Dungarvon, was found drowned on the sea shore, at lledwick, on Saturday, the 27th ult. He left his vessel at New- port on the 19th, about four o'clock in the morning, in a state of derangement, and was seen at Goldclift, six miles from Newport, about eight or nine o'clock at night, by two boys, walking down the clay at low water to the tide. The boys, it appears, went after him for half a mile, and asked him where he was going, and if he was not coming back he gave no answer—the boys watching him for some time, when it became so dark that he was lost sight of. An inquest has been held on the body verdict- Drowned himself in a fit of derangement." 11 The reserve companies of the 98th regiment, returned on Tuesday last to Brecon, from Llandilo and on Wednesday the Troop of the 14th Light Dragoons, which had been staying at Llandilo, arrived at Brecon, and left on Thursday morninc for Abergavenny. ° SUDDEN DEATH.-On Thursday, as Mr. Wood, of the Rough Farm, in the parish of Cowarn, Herefordshire, was talk- ing to a person near the Canal at Ledbury, he suddenly sunk on the earth, and immediately expired. A Dispensation has passed the Great Seal, enabling the Rev. Canon Matthews, B.D. Vicar of Linton, Herefordshire, to hold therewith the consolidated Vicarage of Woolhope-and- Fownhope, in the same county,—to which he has been presented by the Dean and Chapter of Hereford Cathedral. CAUTION.—A person (a licensed hawker) is now travel- ling the country with cloths, &c., and recently favoured Brom- yard with a visit. His method of doing business is to enter a pubhc-house in a feigned state of intoxication, and he makes a point of dealing with those who are really so. It happened he met with a customer to his mind at Bromyard, and sold him a piece of Irish cloth, which he assured him was well worth 50s for 30s. The purchaser, on returning home, produced his bargain to his wife, when it proved to be a piece of calico, glazed and folded in the usual way Irish cloths are, and worth at most 10s. A pursuit took place, and the hawker was apprehended and con- veyed before a magistrate, but for want of sufficient proof of the fraud he was liberated, with a strict charge from the magistrate to be more honest in his dealings in future.—Hereford Journal. Glocester Races are fixed for the 20th and 21st of this month. On Saturday se'nnight, a gang of utterers of base coin were busily employed in their vocation in the city of Gloucester, and in several instances were successful in taking in the unwary. Two of the gang, however, (a man and woman), were pointed out to the police, and after being watched for some time, the wo- man was detected passing a counterfeit half-crown. They were both promptly taken into custody, and on searching them, thir- teen other base half-crowns were found upon the person of the man. They have both been fully committed for trial. The ap- prehension of these two seemed to scare the rest of the party, who instantly made a precipitate retreat from the city. A respite during his Majesty's pleasure-has been for- warded to the proper quarter for John Harris, condemned at our late Assizes for maliciously presenting a pistol, and attempting to discharge the same, with intent to kill W. Watkins. But for this merciful interposition, the execution of this unfortunate criminal would have taken place at twelve o'clock this day.- Gloucester Journal. In our last paper we detailed the particulars of a daring and ferocious attack made upon the keeper of the turnpike-gate, in Barton-street, near Gloucester and we are now enabled to state that the perpetrators of the outrage are now in custody. In the course of Saturday night, a youth named John Morgan, was apprehended on suspicion. At first he denied all knowledge of the transaction, but subsequently confessed his guilt, and gave information which led to the securing of John Warner, his des- peiate companion. When examined before the county Magis- trates on Monday, they both persisted in making a full confession not only of their being guilty of the attack upon the gate-keeper, but also that they were the persons who assaulted and robbed Mr. Daniell, at the Spa Gates, near Gloucester, on the night of the 1st of August. They have been fully committed for trial on both charges, and other accusations of a similar nature are likely to be brought against them. ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE.-On Monday se'nnight, about halt-past ten a woman jumped into the float, near the draw- bridge, Bristol. One of the watchmen on St. Augustine's back, hearing the plunge, sprung his rattle, and by the assistance of some persons in a boat she was rescued her pocket was found filled with stones, and she requested to be allowed to carry her intention into effect, as she was tired of the miserable life she led. She was left in custody of the night constable, having been re- fused admission into two public-houses where she was conducted. On Sunday evening last, a female passenger of the City of Bristol steam-packet, fell overboard in Cumberland Basin, and in all probability would have met a watery grave, but for the intrepidity and activity of Capt. Finlayson, who instantly pulled off his jacket, jumped in after her, and succeeded in bringing her again on board. This is the sixth instance in which Captain Finlayson has been the fortunate instrument of saving life in the Floating Harbour at Bristol. On Friday evening two boys went into the shop of Mr. Bulgin, bookseller, in Corn-street, Bristol, and while one of them inquired if they sold drawings, the other secreted some books about his person, but being observed, he was immediately taken into custody. This juvenile delinquent does not exceed 7 years of age, and appeared to be much terrified at the conse- quences of his detection. DUTY ON CANDLES.—The following "General Order," dated the 24th of August, 1831, has been issued from the Excise Office r—" In consequence of a communication from the right honourable the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's-Treasury, dated the 10th instant, signifying that the proposition now sub- mitted to Parliament by the Chancellor of the Exchequer will lead to the cessation of the duty on candles on the 1st of Janu- ary, 1832. Ordered, that those traders who availed themselves of the indulgence granted by general order of the 26th of Febru- ary last, of securing tallow candles in store under the excise locks, instead of paying the duty thereon immediately, be allowed to take the whole or any part of such candles out of store at any time on or before the 10th of October next, on payment of the duty thereon that the indulgence of storing candles without payment of duty be continued till the 1st of January next; and that the parties be allowed to take out the whole or any part of the candles so stored at any time between the 10th of October and 1st of January next, on payment of the duty. But the parties must be distinctly informed, that no person will be allowed to take out such candles more than once before the 10th of Oc- tober, and once more between that date and the 1st of January next." THE OBSERVER of Sunday, September 11, as well as the Monday Edition, will contain a full Account of the Coronation, illustrated with explanatory Prints. One Sheet-and the price, as usual, 7d. Covers, gratis, to send it to any part of the King- dom, free of postage. A Monday edition of The Observer, price 7d, is printed at four, every Monday Afternoon, which is best for Country and Foreign circulation. Sold by G. Goodger, 169 Strand, where may be had, for Three-pence, the Gallery of 140 Comicalities, engraved and printed on one sheet of 20 folio co- lumns. They comprise 20 Studies from Lavater-9 Monkeyana -16 Old Nick's Diversions—11 Dramatic Illustrations-and 84 Fancy Sketches. Such a concentration of frolic, wit, and hu- mour, was never before offered to the public at such a price. They are recommended as the best antidote for the cholera mor- bus. Sold to the trade at 2s for 12, and unsold copies taken back, if returned before the end of the year. The Coronation Observer, price 7d, will be on sale at 169, Strand, for one week after Sept. 11. DIVISION OF COUNTIES.-—The following is Lord AI- thorp's reply to the remonstrance of the Northern Political Union, respecting the clause for the division into two parts of those counties which are to send four members:- Sir,—I think more importance is attached to the division of counties than it deserves. The landed interest gain undoubtedly very much by ihe addition which the Bill makes to the county Members, and among the landed interest the great landed pro- prietors will also be considerable gainers but I doubt much whether a great landed proprietor who could influence the election in a division of a county, would not have an equal chance in a county wheie there are to be four Members elected. For instance I will suppose the case, where, as things are at present, a great landed proprietor returns one Member out of two for a county if there were to be four members for the same county, he would probably return two. In the division of the county where his property lies he could do no more generally, I think, he would do less for it seldom happens that any one man's influ- ence is so overwhelming, even in the smallest agricultural districts, that there is not an independent force to oppose to him, who would not submit to his shutting them out of the representation. If they did, it would only be in the case where lie not only had very large property indeed, but was very popular also. You will see by this, that I am not very anxions about this clause for its own sake I like it because I think it will diminish expense I should not like it if I thought it would give any undue influence to the aristocracy, because that is what I have always opposed; but though I do not feel very anxious about it, as 1 have said, for its own sake, T am anxious about it, and supported it earnestly, because I think it will conduce very much to carrying the Reform Bill. I have the honour to be, Sir, Your most obedient humble servant, Downing-street, August 21. ALTHOEP.

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