!t <! M )! !Sl!!& MONMOUTH, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1833. MARRIED. On Monday last, at Lanover, Mr. Richard Burge, to Miss Philadelphia. Baker, both of Monmouth. At Trevethin, on Thursday last, Mr. Isaac Williams, saddler, to Mrs. George, both of Usk. On Thursday se'nnight, at Mitcheldean, Mr. Joseph Maysey, of the Leather Bottle Inn, to Miss Elizabeth Day, both of Glou- cester.-Same day, at Ross, Mr. C. G. Ladkin, perfumer, of Westgate-street, to Miss Harriet Reading, of Gloucester.- On Tuesday last, at Peterchurch, Mr. Thomas Webb, of Here- ford, to Anne, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Lan- warne, of Wilmastone, Herefordshire.-On the 7th instant, at St. Mary-le-bone Church, the Rev. Edward Higgins, M.A., of Bra- zen Nose College, Oxford, to Georgiana Esther, eldest daughter and co-heiress of the late George Meredith, Esq., of Nottingham- place, London, and of Berrington Court, Worcestershire.—On Monday, at Berkeley, Mr. Henry Higgins Cooke, of Gloucester, to Miss Anne Taylor, of the former place. DIED. On Sunday morning, at the residence of his daughters, in Church-street, Monmouth, Mr. Dyke, in the 83d year of his age. On Tuesday last, at the house of his father, at Llanarth in this county, aged 24, Mr. Henry Hatch. On Wednesday last, at Abergavenny, Mrs. Rees, wife of Mr. James Rees, maltster. On Friday, 8th instant, at Nantyglo Iron Works, universally respected whilst living, and lamented in death, Mrs. Seline Vaughan, aged 25 years, wife of Mr. W. Vaughan. Jan. 16, at Asciano, near Pisa, Thomas Boultbee Parkyns, Esq,, of Newland, Gloucestershire, youngest son of the late Sir Thomas Parkyns, Bart., of Bunny Park, Notts. On Tuesday night last, in Barton-street, Gloucester, Mrs. Higgs, wife of Mr. W. Higgs, baker and miller. On the 4th instant, in his 70th year, Mr. Charles Auterac, of Hereford.On Saturday last, aged 79, Mrs. Treherne, of Brein- ton, near Hereford. She had never recovered from the shock she received when some thieves entered her apartment, as detailed in a former paper.—On Wednesday week, aged 25, Mary, fourth ■daughter of James Savard, Esq., of Underley, Herefordshire.— On the 4th inst., at his residence, Bedford Cottage, near South- ampton, aged 86, John O'Keefe, the dramatic author.—On Sa- turday, after a short illness, aged 57, much resoected, Mr. John Mason, many years landlord of the City Arms, Bell-lane, Glou- cester.—On Sunday se'nnight, at Chalford Hill, Gloucestershire, in his 60th year, Jacob Bath, Esq., Surgeon to the Forces, and Deputy Inspector of Hospitals.
Since William the Fourth met his Reformed Parliament the public attention has been most ardently excited by the great interest and importance of its proceedings. Never was an assembly convened to debate upon questions more vitally affecting the welfare of the empire, and never, we predict, will legislators be found more ready, more willing, more zealous, to discharge the sacred trust reposed in them, by an intelligent, a generous, and a confiding people. The Speech from the Throne, it cannot be denied, was open to censure; its parlance was any thing but clear, nor were the measures it recommended sufficiently explained it took an indistinct glance at the past; it scarcely spoke of the future; our foreign relations were not developed in a manner to dissipate doubt and ensure confidence. The people were not told that the flag of England would be vindicated in the Douro, and that the system of duping would cease to reign over the Belgian question. The Bank and East India monopolies were indeed spoken of, but the intentions of Ministers respecting their further endurance, remained a subject of conjecture. For this mys- tification, however, some amends were made by the ex- piicitness with which the state of Ireland was commented on. On that subject the Minister spoke out, and additional powers were called for to repress disturbances, which cer- tainly progress to a frightful extent, and are afflictive to hu- manity. But as the spirit of insubordination which has sprung up, was well known, by those acquainted with the country, to have. resulted from the accumulated wrongs to which the people of the sister island have been so long sub- jected, it was deemed harsh, heartless, and impolitic, to meditate drawing the sword of coercion, without at once pointing attention to the fullest measures of relief. The illustrious head of the Cabinet justly said, on the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Bill, that if we resorted to the cruelties of civil war, and were successful, that success, would be far from complete and effectual. The events in Ireland, since the rebellion of 1798, he relied upon in sup- port of his assertion. Have the flames of dissaffection (he said) ceased to burn, since the blood of the people was shed over them? No they were smouldering, and threat- ened a general conflagration. The noble Earl was right: the gloomy annals of Irish history attest that evils exist which the bayonet cannot cure—which the fatal bullet can- not eradicate, and that it is vain and futile to hope for general pacification without general amelioration—without justice. You may coerce, but you cannot govern. You may punish, but you cannot subdue. Tt.e people may be thinned, the gibbet fed, but still will remain The unconquerable will And study of revenge—immortal hate— And courage never to submit or yield." Of this the Minister must have been duly aware; and when he was found calling for powers to suspend the constitution, in order inconsistently to effect that which he before de- nounced, alarm became general among the Irish members: they saw, or fancied they saw, the political integrity of a long life about to be tarnished, and Lord Grey, in his de- clining years, to become the apostle of absolute rule. Who would not grieve if such a man there be, Who would not weep if Atticus were he ? The English and Scotch members did not participate in their fears. The address was carried by overwhelming ma- jorities and thus the confidence of the House made mani- fest. The triumph of the Cabinet was complete, and the British Ministers were thus empowered to pursue an un- fettered career. From some who feared for their native Jand, Hope withering fled, and mercy sighed farewell." But the sunshine of confidence has gloriously arisen doubt ,and terror have passed away. The Government have de- clared their determination to temper justice with mercy and amelioration. They have redeemed their most cheering .pledges they have proved themselves worthy the people's most sanguine expectations. The debate in this day's MERLIN will be hailed with pleasure, and read with profound attention. The Irish Church is about to be REFORM ED--one of the great causes of Ireland's discontents and heart-burnings is to be removed. sI Lord Althorp's statement is clear and explicit, his reason- ings powerful, and his plan admirable. All who take cog- nizance of passing events, must feel that the very existence of the Irish Church was endangered, by the manner in which its temporalities pressed upon the people. The sub- ject was a most embarrassing one; timidity shrunk from its approach, and even the energetic mind paused in calcu- lating on the props to sustain it. Religion required to be disenthralled from the manacles of Mammon, and restored to the native purity whereby she wins the affections, and elevates the heart. The contemplated Reform (which, from -the tone of the Commons on its development, will no doubt 'pass the House with an immense majority,) is searching and extensive, as may be seen by perusal of an abstract to -be found in another column. Other measures are in con- templation, which are, we trust, of an equally judicious and salutary nature, for the Reform of the Irish Church. Sir Robert Peel was temperate and courteous in his oppo- sition. The House heard the Noble Lord (Althorp) with profound attention, and loudly cheered him and Mr. h ant^ members in general, manifested the highest gratification at the announcement of a measure so unexpectedly comprehensive and well devised. Sir Francis Burdett spoke felicitously, congratulating the House on having escaped from the horrible legion of terrific sha- dows with which some hon. members had been combating for the last few days. He rejoiced they had emerged from the Stygian pool, and got into a purer atmosphere, where reason would subdue passion, hostility cease, and the spirit of conviction be cherished by every member of the House. We understand that an hon. Irish member was thus heard soliloquizing on leaving the House :— Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer By great Althorp's speech." The attendance of members is so numerous, and so con- stant, that Old St. Stephen's Chapel has been crowded to inconvenience every evening since the commencement of the session. The Duke of Cumberland appears frequently under the gallery, and Sir Charles Welherell has frequently looked in.
ASSESSED TAXES.—Yesterday, a requisition, numerously signed, was presented by Mr. Cosser.s to Thomas Dyke, Esq., our worthy mayor, requesting him to call a meeting of the inha- bitants of Monmouth, to consider the propriety of petitioning Parliament for the repeal of the house and window taxes. No answer has yet been returned, but the mayor will, it is confidently expected, accede to the wishes of his fellow-townsmen, by ap- pointing an early day for such meeting. Lord G. Somerset, W. A. Williams, Esq. and Benjamin Hall, Esq. voted in the majority on the address to his Majesty. Mr. Hall, on Tuesday evening, seconded a motion by Mr. Divett, for certain returns from corporations. At the re- quest, however, of Lord Althorp, Mr. Divett withdrew his mo- tion, with the understanding that the committee to be appointed to inquire into the state of existing corporations shall report fully thereon to the house. NEWPORT.—A numerous and highly respectable meeting was held in this town on Monday last, Thos. Prothero, Esq., in the chair, for the purpose of petitioning the legislature for the immediate abolition of slavery in the British dominions. Several resolutions and a petition were agreed to, and many appropriate and eloquent speeches delivered. An account of the proceedings with which we have been favoured reached us at too late a period (yesterday) for publication this week. It shall, however, have place in our next. The petition to the House of Peers has been forwarded to Lord Dacre for presentation, and that to the House of Commons to Benjamin Hall, Esq., M.P. BIRTHDAY OF J. BAILEY, JUN. ESQ.—On Saturday last was the 21st anniversary of the birth-day of J. Bailey, Esq. Jun., of Glanwysk Park, near Crickhowell, and the majority of this amiable and respected young gentleman was celebrated with all the pomp and circumstance" worthy of the occasion. On the previous evening the bells of the different churches in the neighbourhood commenced ringing merry peals; and at Glan- wysk Villa, a distinguished company assembled at a grand ball given in-honour of the occasion. The mazy dance was kept up with great spirit till a late hour. A sumptuous banquet was prepared under the superintendance of Mr. Moore, confectioner, &c. of Gloucester, and the evening was spent in the most happy and joyful manner. The proprietor of Glanwysk did not, how- ever, allow the goodness of his heart to be circumscribed by his hospitality towards his opulent friends. His poorer neighbours 's had also cause to hail the anniversary with pleasure and thank- fulness. At nine o'clock on Friday evening a fine ox was put to roast at a large grate which had been erected for the purpose, in the park. Early the following morning the firing of cannon and the merry peals of the bells of Langattoek, Crickhowell, and Cwmdu, awoke the good folks from their slumbers, and soon all was bustle and gaiety. Large supplies of loaves, with plenty of cider and beer, were conveyed to the park, and about two o'clock, the cutting up of the betf commenced, amidst the huzzaas of an immense multitude. The first piece was presented to the heir of Glanwysk, who partook of it, and feelingly and appropriately addressed the assembiage, who greeted him with loud cheers. After which they all sat down to dinner, and passed a happy day, with feelings of delight and gratitude. A correspondent says—"Information has been received by some sufferers in Pontypool, that Walter Evans, formerly sheriff's officer, residing in that town, who absconded to America last September, with upwards of £500, is now quite mad, and confined in a lunatic asylum in the city of New York. BURGLARY.—Early on Saturday morning se'nnight, a party of four burglars effected an entrance into the house of Mr. Miller, of the Traveller's Rest Inn, on the Chase, near Chep- stow, by boring several holes with a centrebit in a door at the back part of the premises they then proceeded to ransack the house, and no doubt would have got clean off with the plunder had they not made a noise by letting fall a part of their booty on a tin flour-scales which alarmed the family, and on their going down stairs to see what was the cause of it, the thieves made off, but were closely pursued by Mr. M.'s son-in-law and a servant lad the latter of whom overtook them first, and a violent scuffle took place between him and one of them of the name of Hoskins, but with the assistance of the son-in-law, who now came up] they succeeded in securing him another of the name of Vaughan was taken shortly afterwards. The servant lies in a dangerous state from the wounds which he received on the head with a poker during the scuffle. It is to be hoped that the others will be de- tected, they are part of a gang who have long infected that neighbourhood. GLOUCESTER.—Fiom the recent heavy rains, the river Severn has overflown, and the meadows in the neighbourhood of Gloucester are all inundated. Owing to the extreme force of the water, a long canal boat struck against one of the piers of Maise- more bridge, on Wednesday, and was broken in two. One man (having a large family) was unfortunately drowned. On Monday se'nnight, the True Blue Club, of Gloucester, presented a handsome piece of plate to R. B. Cooper, Esq., for- merly one of the representatives of that city. REFORM COMMITTEE.—We understand that the appeal for pecuniary assistance recently put forth by this body has been so far successful, as to justify It in going forward with the petition against the return of the sitting members, on the grounds of bribery and corruption. The petition is to be presented to-morrow. Bristol Gazette. Ft RE.—Between the hours of one and two o'clock on Sunday morning last, a mow, containing about twelve or thirteen tons of hay, standing in a paddock at Lower-Easton, near Bristol, the property of Mr. George Martin, was discovered to be on fiie, and notwithstanding the most prompt exertions of friends and neighbours, assisted by the firemen and engine, the mow was wholly burnt and destroyed, together with the stavel, railing and hedge adjoining. It is considered to have been the act of an incendiary. On Friday last, was slaughtered by Mr. Hunt, at Chalford, Gloucestershire, a sow pig, which, without the offal, weighed forty score and five pounds ATTEMPTS AT BORGLARy.-On Saturday night some person entered the garden at the back of the residence of Mrs. Webb, in St. Owen's-street, Hereford, over one of the walls, and attempted to effect an entrance into the pantry, by removing two panes of glass, but finding the window secured by strong iron bars affixed to the frame, and probably being alarmed, the thief contrived to open the coach doors leading into the street, aDd de- camped. without effecting his object. He had placed a large piece of coal in the coach-house, which doubtless the vicinity of the watchman prevented him from carrying off.—On Wednesday night an attempt was made to break into a house without Wide- marsh Gate, Hereford, occupied by Mr. R. Woodhouse the thief had scaled a wall at the back of the house, and whilst at- tempting to effect an entrance, the noise aroused the servant, who immediately gave the alarm, when the fellow ran off. On Wednesday night some thieves entered the house of Col. Cooke, at Wareham, near Hereford, and the circumstances of the robbery prove the depredators to have planned it with some deliberation, and to be well acquainted with the premises. They effected an entrance at the dining-room window, by introducing a chisel at the bottom of the sash, which enabled them to force up the catch, and after raising the window they burst open the shutters, for which purpose they had brought a piece of oak. It appears they were provided with lucifer matches, with which they lit a wax taper in the room, and when that was burnt out, they substituted a piece of red wax taper they brought with them! They broke open a writing desk, which, with two work boxes, were minutely examined and plundered of their contents, and an ancient tea chest with silver ornaments was also forced open, the tea taken out, and the silver handle on the top torn off. From the desk and work boxes they stole the following articles :—19 sovereigns and a £5 note, 2 pairs of scissors, 3 thimbles, 1 silver bodkin, stiletto, and scissor's sheath, 1 fillagiee yard measure, 3 netted purses, 2 crystal seals set in gold, a little gold gondola with a specimen of the finest Venetian gold chain, some foreign coins, French and Italian, and other articles of little value. From a small room adjoining they also stole some wearing ap- parel belonging to the servants, with the whole of which they got off without alarming the family. Col. Cooke was from home at the time. The writing desk was taken into a meadow about 60 yards from the house, deliberately scrutinized, and several little packets of letters opened, all of which were found scattered about, and the desk thrown under the hedge. FATAL ACCIDENT.-On Thursday se'nnight, as Daniel Williams, a boatman, of Eglwisilan, was sailing in his boat in the Cardiff Basin in the Glamorganshire Canal, a cable of a schooner which was passing struck him off his boat, and he was instantly killed he had long resided at Coedpenmaen, near Newbridge. He has left a widow and a helpless family to la- ment his loss. AWFUL EFFECTS OF DRUNKENNESS.—On Monday se'n- night a strict investigation was made into the circumstances con- nected with the violent death of William James, a miner, at Gellygaer, Glamorganshire. It appeared from the evidence of several witnesses who were examined in the presence of the Rev. T. Stacey, Rector of Gellygaer, and the Coroner, Lewis Reece, Esq., that the deceased, on the morning of Wednesday, the 30di of January, being very much intoxicated, induced a young man of his acquaintance to accompany him to a field in the neigh- bourhood, for the purpose of having a boxing match. The de- ceased, aiming a violent blow at his companion, who turned out of the way to evade it, fell with great force upon some rough ground, when a sharp stake entered just below his left eye, and caused a mortification of the brain, which on the following Friday terminated his existence. The deceased was a man of very sober habits, and it is therefore hoped that this lamentable occurrence will prove a warning against even a solitary indulgence in exces- sive drinking. No blame attaches to the person who was the unfortunate but innocent cause of this, accident. CLERICAL INTELLIGENCF.At a recent meeting of the J Clergy, held within the Consistory in the Cathedral Church of Llandaff, the Rev. Wrn. Williams, D.D., Vicar of Pendoylon, Glamorganshire, and the Rev. Chas. Augustus Samuel Morgan, M.A., Rector of Machen, in the county of Monmouth, were elected Proctors to represent the Clergy of the Diocese in Con- vocation during the present Parliament. On the same day, the Clergy of the Diocese of St. David's met at St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, when the Rev. Daniel Bowen, A.M. of Waunifor, and the Rev. Llewellyn Llewellyn, D.C.L., Principal of St. David's College, were unanimously elected Proctors to represent the Clergy of that Diocese in the ensuing Convocation. FATAL ACCIDENT.-About nine o'clock on Wednesday evening se'nnight, as Thomas Cox, who had been acting as tide- waiter on board the brig Star, of Montrose, in Swansea river, was proceeding on shore with a cloak under his arm, on stepping on tiie gangway, his foot slipped, and he fell into the water be-- tween the vessel and the wharf. Every exertion was made to save the poor fellow, but whkh (as the night was dark, and the tide running at the rate of five miles an hour at the time) proved unsuccessful. It is supposed that he must have been rendered insensible by a blow he received in falling against the wharf. The body was picked up on the following morning, and an in- quest was held on the same. Verdict— Accidental Death. DISTRESSING CIRCUMSTANCE.—-A most distressing oc- currence took place at Cardiff on Saturday morning se'nnight. Mr. James Vaughan, a very respectable young man, aged 24, a drawing-master by profession, threw himself from one of the abutments of Cardiff bridge into the river larF, which was very much swollen by the rain of the previous day, and was im- mediately whirled away by the impetuosity of the current, far out of the reach of all human aid. He was seen to throw himself in by several persons going to the market, and although every effort was made to arrest the body ere it was carried out to sea, they were utterly unavailing. The unfortunate young man was once observed upon the surface, a considerable distance from the bridge, and then totally disappeared. It is imagined that lack of encou- ragement in his professional pursuits had occasioned a degree of continued melancholy, and that in a moment of temporary de- rangement he committed the act which has plunged his relatives and friends into the most heart-rending grief and distress. On Saturday evening se'nnight, as some farmers were re- turning home from Carmarthen market, the horse of one of them fell, near John's Town, and threw its rider after which it set off at full speed towards home, followed by the remainder of the party. Having secured the animal, and brought it back, the owner was missing and after a diligent search, he was found drowned in the pond flowing from Pontcarreg Mill. It is sup- posed that the deceased, upon recovering from the effects of his fall, and being rather in liquor at the time, strayed in the dark towards the water, and fell in. A coroner's inquest was held on view of the body. Verdict—Accidental Death. LONGEVITY.—'fhe following elderly persons have all died within the last month at Llaneily, Carmarthenshire .—Rachael Philipps, aged 102 Elizabeth Evans, aged 97, for upwards of 70 years a Member of the Independent Church, in that town Margaret Thomas, aged 98, upwards of 60 years a member of do.; labitha Irancis, aged 96, upwards of 70 years a member of do.; Mary Thomas, aged 90 Catharine Thomas, aged 84 and VValter Bowen, aged 80. The united ages of these seven indi- viduals amount to 647 years. IMPORTANT TO EMIGRANTS.-—The assistance which go- vernment grants to emigrants to New South Wales and Van Diemans. Land, is to mechanics and artizans proceeding with their families, a loan of £ 20 to each family, allowing six months to repay it after they land in the colony and to females of re- spectable character, between the ages of 15 and 30, a gift of £ 12 each. The rate of passage is £ 25 for each adult male, and X20 for each female, which, when the aid which government grants, is abated, makes these colonies now accessible to many deserving people who may be exposed to difficulties in this country. See advertisement. c On the evening of the 5th instant, the body of a female infant was found sewed up in flannel in a pond near Monkmoore, without Bye-street-gate, Hereford. An inquest was held the following day, and the Jury returned a verdict-Found Drowned. There were no marks of violence on the body. CoMMrrjME\Ts TO MONMOUTH COUNTY GAOL.—February 15, johu. Ixeece, by Thomas Lewis, and Wm. Hollis, Esqrs. charged with stealing a gun, a powder flask, and a tin cannister, from the dwelling house of I homas Reece, of Newchurch, on the 18th instant. COMMIRMLNTS TO UsK HOUSE OF CORRECTION.—February 13, John Jones, by J. B. Davies, Clerk, charged with assaulting and using violent threats to Adam I-lanson of the parish of Trevethin to be imprisoned six months, or find sureties same day, Catherine Drhcoll and Mary Godwin, by Octavious Morgan] Esq. charged with stealing 132 pounds weight of coal, at the parish of St. Woollos, the property of Bridget Monkwood.
Ao tlte Editor oj the J&loHitiohtksMre JMcriin. Sm,—Mr. Grote,* one of the members for the city of London, has given notice of a motion for the adoption of the ballot in the election of members of parliament, on the 28th of this month. It behoves the friends of reform every where to bestir themselves, in order that the poor may not, in the particular of voting, continue to be oppressed by the rich—the weak be overpowered by the strong—or, as the Tories of this county furnished us with sufficiently impressive examples in the course of the late elec- tions, even when there was no contest,—the tenant be dictated to by his landlord, and compelled to forego his right of registra- tion and the privileges of his elective franchise. I have so re- cently urged the necessity for the adoption of the ballot, that I need not go over the ground again and therefore shall, in what I have further to say on the subject, ask for the attention of your readers to only one object—and that is, the disproving of the unfounded, impudent assertions made by the tools of the extinct boroughmongers, the Quarterly, &c., that the ballot does not succeed in America. Now I will undertake to shew, from the most unquestionable authorities, written and oral, that it not only succeeds in America, but succeeds admirably, answering, on the whole, the warmest expectations, and' gratifying the warmest wishes of the friends of civil and leligious liberty. I will not only shew that the ballot works well in America, where it might reasonably be expected to do so, but that great disadvantages, some of which have been removed, as all easily might be, it not merely worked satisfactorily in, but SAVED France. 1st, In regard to America, I shall quote from an excellent work, just issued from the press, entitled America and the Americans," the talented and highly respectable author of which sojourned two years in that most interesting of all countries ;—I say most interesting, not because it is a better country, or has a better people than England, but because her people have been the first to try an experiment in governing themselves, and have set an example on the principles of true old Engiish freedom, which will regenerate the world. "To an Englishman of. liberal principles, nothing is so interesting in America as to witness the operation of the machinery of its republican institutions, particularly the system ot election to office. To hear the outcry and horror expressed in England, however, at the bare mention of the terms universal suitrage, annual parliaments, and election by ballot, it might be supposed that where such exist, society must be in a state little removed from anarchy yet how different is the fact! In the city of New York, the elective franchise is almost co-extensive with the adult male population, and the number of those who voie is seldom less than thirty thousand! Whether, as respects the choice of representatives to the general or state governments, or of the local magistracy, the system of election is the same every servant of the people being really and truly the choice of the people. Candidates, if such term is applicable to men, who neither announce themselves as being desirous of office, nor sub- mit to the degradation of a personal canvass, are proposed at pre- liminary meetings of each political party and the names of individuals thus approved, are afterwards printed on small slips of paper, called tickets, the backs of which are endorsed with the designation of the offices about to be filled, and to which they relate, as senators, congress, state assembly, governors, &c. Every citizen, desirous of exerting the elective privilege, procures a set of tickets from the committee of the parties for whom he intends to vote; and at the appointed time he proceeds to the house of election in the particular ward or district of the city in which he resides. Here the voter gives his name and residence to the returning officers, who, if they entertain any doubts as to identity or qualification, dispute his claim until satisfactory proofs are exhibited that no fraud is intended. The name and resi- dence of the voter being entered on the books, he deposits the tickets, which are closely folded, in the ballot box, and quits the room. I he period allowed for receiving votes is three days and at the election I witnessed during our residence in New York, although upwards of twenty-five thousand, citizens polled at each, there was no confusion or riotous behaviour in the streets, no bribery or free drink,' nor parading with colours and ribands, nor exhibition of the childish mummery called chairing and, notwithstanding party spirit ran high, and some boisterous ora- tory might be heard in those political forums, the ward houses, a stranger, who had not perused the newspapers of the day, or noticed the placards or ruses de guerre on the walls, would Dot have been aware that any event of importance was taking place. Extensive as the recent measure of reform in Great Britain undoubtedly is, and glorious as has been the achievement of popular opinion over an insolent faction,—still a closer approxi- mation to the American system, both in respect to the extension of suffrage and mode of election, will be found necessary to ren- der the elected branch of the legislature what they ought to be the representatives of the whole people. Justice, then, demands that labour as well as property should form a part of the basis of the constituency. Reason and policy require election by ballot without which safeguard, bribery and undue influence will most assuredly prevail, and with whatever suspicion the doctrine may at present be viewed, events will too soon prove the necessity of its adoption and the period is probably not far distant, when election by ballot will be regarded in England, as it is in Ame- rica, like trial by jury-the palladium of liberty." HAMPDEN. Mr. Hall was unexpectedly anticipated, in this motion he will f:IVC it his best support.
SPORTING. The Llantillio Hounds will meet on Monday next, at the Great Skirrid, at ten o'clock.
TO CORRESPONDENTS.. Conscious of our bona-fide desire to foster the germinations of native talent, which we have proved in numerous instances, we pity the puling petulance of Victor, on the" fmTking" of his verses, the Mountaneer. We really suppressed them in kindness, and he may yet be told so by some honest friend, who will hold the mirror up to nature," and tell him that A little learning is a dangerous thing." We have this week to thank M. W. and P. B. The former is evidently a writer of poetical feeling, but the measure of his verses is strangely irregular. P. B. appears too young for the press, he may be yet acceptable. H The Betrayed" conveys a good moral, but is not properly clothed for the public eye. Late public events cause its to postpone, the tears of Erin," verses of no ordinary merit. n A Politician will receive a letter from us by to morrow1 s post.
THE IRISH CHURCH. II The following is a correct summary of the leading points of the bill to be brought forward by Lord Althorp relative to the Irish Church 1. Church Cess to be immediately and altogether abolished. This is a direct pecuniary relief to the amount of about £80,000 per annum. 2. A reduction of the number of archbishops and bishops pro- spectively, from four archbishops and 22 bishops to two arch- bishops and 12 bishops, and the appropriation of the revenues of the suppressed Sees to the general church fund. Archbishops to be reduced to bishoprics :—Cashel and Tuam. Bishoprics (10) to be abolished, and the duties to be trans- ferred to other Sees:—Dromore to Down Raphoe to Derry Clogher to Armah; Elphin to Kilmore; Killala to Tuam; Clonfelt to KiMaioe Cork to Cloyne Waterford to Cashel; Ossory to Ferns Kildare to Dublin. 3. A general tax on all bishopricks, from 5 to 15 per cent., to be imposed immediately. 4. An immediate reduction from the Bishopric of Derry, and a prospective reduction from the primacy, in addition to the tax the amount to be paid to the geneial church fund. N.B. The net incomes of all the Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland amount to £ 130,000. The plan will effect a reduction of about £ 50,000. 5. An immediate tax on all benefices, from 5 to 15 per cent., in lieu of first-fruits, which are are hereafter to cease. Benefices under £ 200 to be exempt, and the tax to be graduated according to value. Total income of parochial clergy under £ 600,000. 6. An abolition of all sinecure dignities, and appropriation of the revenues to the general fund. 7. Commissioners to be appointed to administer the fund, and apply it-1st, to ordinary church cess; surplus to augmentation of poor livings, assistance in building glebe houses, churches, di- viding unions, &c. 8. Commissioners to have the power, with consent of Privy Council, of dividing and altering limits of parishes. 9. Also where no dirfy has been performed nor minister resident for three years before the passing of the act, Commissioners to have power to suspend- appointment (if in the Crown or Church), and apply proceeds to general fund. 10. Tenants of Bishops' leases to be empowered to purchase the perpetuity of their leases at a fixed and moderate amount., subject to a corn rent equal to the amount now annually paid in shape of rent and fine. N.B. This is the application to the Bishops' leases of the principle of Composition Act, so far as it precludes the possibility of future increase. 14. The proceeds of these leases to be paid to the state, and ap- plicable to any purposes not connected with the church. The amount, if all purchase at a low rate, will be from £ 2,500,000 to £ 3,300,000 sterling. The commutation of tithes for land, and the laws of enforcing residence, and prohibiting pluralities, to be the subject of other bills.
TO —— ON HER BIRTH-DAY. May earth be bright before thee, Its summer flowers thine Whilst angels still watch o'er thee, Thy bosom pleasure's shrine. Be thine, the sunbeam given At nature's morning hour, Pure, warm, as when from heaven It shone on Eden's bower. There is a song of sadness, The death-dirge of the gay, TInt tells, to cloud spring's gladness, Those joys will fade away Thy young life's garland shaded, Thy sky be blue no more, Thy brightest hopes be faded, And youth's warm promise o'er. Believe it not: tho' lonely Life's evening hour may be Tho' beauty's bark may only Float on a summer's sea, When time youth's bloom is stealing, There's still beyond his art, The wild-flower wreath of feeling- The sunbeam of the heart! January 26.
PRICE OF STOCKS. TW O O'CLOCK. Friday! Sat. Moii. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Bank Stock 1lasj iqgJ 196# 19T 3perCent. Reduced 87| 87J 87| 87j 8/1 8S £ 3 per Cent.Consols S7| S7f 87j 8S| 87^: 874 Ditto for Account 87§ 87| 87§ 86j 87| 87| •'4 Per Cent 94| 8 Q5S 3& per Cent. Reduced 95 95^ 9if 94a 94| New per Cent. Reduced 94^ 94| 94| 93| 0l £ 4 Per cent ioi| 10'Z§ 102I leaf toa| mf Long Annuities 17 £ !7 £ 17J 17j !7± I7 £ flldia stock 207f 208 207| 207 Ditto Bonds 30 pin 32 pni 32 pin 32 pm 32 pm Exchequer Bills 45 44 44 44 44 4.
HIGH WATER AT NEWPORT, CHEPSTOW, AND THE OLD AND NEW PASSAGES During the ensuing DAYS. NEWPORT. CHEPSTOW. PASSAGES. Monmigj Evening Morning Evening Morning! Evening FEBRUARY H 11. H W H »I, H 11. N. k H 11. Sunday 17 5 20 6 43 5 35 6 55 5 25 <5 45 Monday 18 6 2 6 22 6 14 6 34 6 4 6 24 Tuesday.. 19 6 40 6 59 6 52 7 11 6 42 7 I Wednesday 20 7 17 7 36 7 29 7 48 7 19 7 38 Thursday 21 7 52 j 8 7 8 4 8 19 7 54 8 9 Friday 22 8 22 j 8 38 8 34 8 50 8 24 8 40 Saturday.. 23 8 44 9 10 8 56 9 22 8 46 9 12 "The chaste and delicate mouth is perhaps one of the first recommendations to be met with in the common intercourse of life." HERDER.
MR. WHITE, Surgical and Mechanical Dentist, At Mr. Evan Williams's, Clock and Watch Maker, Newport, HAS the honour most respectfully of announcing to the No- bility and Gentry of Newport and its Vicinity, that he may be consulted in all oral deficiencies, and begs leave to intro- duce to their notice, his admirable imitation of natural Teeth and Gums. Ihey are incapable of contracting unpleasant odour in wear, are not subjected to carious decomposition, and retain their cclour unchanged to the latest period of use. When placed se- curely in the mouth, it is impossible on the minutest inspection to detect them from Human Teeth, and they answer all the pur- poses of mastication, articulation, ornament, and comfort. Na- tural Teeth mounted on plates of Silver, Platina, or Gold. The operation being mechanical, is performed without the slightest pain, and they may be removed and replaced by the wearer with the greatest facility. The most discoloured teeth rendered beau- tifully white without pain or injury; the scorbutic Tartar* re- moved carious teeth stopped with gold or cement; children's teeth regulated and every operation in Dentical Surgery per- formed with ease and safety, at half the usual charge made by the Profession in general. Tinctures and Dentrifices for removing the Scurvy, and beau- tifying and fastening loose teeth, may be had from 2s to 7s 6d each Bottle or Box. N.B. From the repeated advertisements in the London and Bristol papers, Mr. W. expects no remuneration until every satisfaction is evinced, which is not usual by those professional gentlemen. Letters addressed to Mr. White, post paid, punctually at- tended to. His Treatise on the Anatomy and Philosophy of the Human Teeth, may be seen at Mr. Williams's, Newport. The Tartar is a calcaneus crust, held in solution by the saliva, and productive of foetid exhalations. WILL SAIL A BOLT THE 5TIr MARCH, A REGULAR TRADER, FROM TI1) NBW YORK., THE fine coppered British-built Ship, NESTOR, JOHN SMITH, Commander; Burthen 700 Tons. This Vessel left Newport for Philadelphia last Spring, with upwards of a hundred Passengers, who expressed their gratitude to Captain Smith, in the highest teims, for the kind treatment they received. In order to insure a Passage by this Vessel, early application is recom- mended. For particulars of Freight or Passage, apply to Messrs. Stone- house and Co., Newport; Mr. L. Pilter, Bristol; Mr. Duffield, Pentwyn Tavern Mr. Peter Hodges, Brecon Mr. M. Fair- clough, Cardiff; or Mr. T. Bevan, Carrier, Abergavenny. N.B. The Nestor having been built and fitted up for the Troop Service, and having seven feet height between decks, is admi- rably calculated for taking Passengers,; and as she will take a limited quantity of her Cargo, Passengers will have every com- fort, which it is impossible for them to get in smaller vessels. TO EMIGRANTS. For Hobart Town and Sydney, THE fine River-built Ship, SIR JOHN RAE REID, A.I., ANDREW HAIG, Commander Burthen 350 Tons. Is a de- cidedly superior Ship, for Good and Passengers, to any trading to these Colonies. Loading in the West India Dock. This fine Vessel has the principal part of her Cargo engaged, and will be soon ready for her voyage. For Freight or Passage. early application to be made to tho Commander, at Jerusalem Coffee-house or to 5, Lime-str—• Insolvent Debtors' Court. NOTICE is hereby given, That THOMAS BARTON ..L BOWEN, Esquire, one of his Majesty's Commissioners for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, will, on the Twenty-seventh day of February, 1833, at the hour of Ten in the Forenoon pre- cisely, attend at the Court House at Monmouth, in the county of Monmouth, and hold a Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, pursuant to the Statute. T-WAILMET TO 2.X.S TO LET. NOTICE is hereby given, that the TOLLS, Market or Stand- ing Ground or Perquisites, belonging to the Corporation of the Town and Borough of Monmouth, arising from the Markets and Premises held within the said town, together with the Ware- room on Castle-hill, where the Standings, &c., are now kept, (except the Tolls arising from the Live Stock at the Fairs, and except the Pitching-money now collected by the Serjeants-at- Mace). will be LET by AUCTION, at the Town Jury-room, on Friday, the First day of March next, at Eleven o'clock in the Forenoon, for a Term, and under conditions then and there to be named and produced. T. A. WILLIAMS, Monmouth, 15th Feb. 1833. Deputy Town Clerk. ABERGAVENNY. WANTED,—TWO or THREE Good HANDS to MAKE FARMERS' FROCKS. No one need apply without bringing patterns of her work. Constant employment will be given.-Apply personally to Mr. Nathan Isaacs, Pawnbroker, Frogmore-street, Abergavenny. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, A RESPECTABLE YOUTH, as an APPRENTICE to the IRONMONGERY BUSINESS, where he will have the advantage of learning the different manufacturing branches connected with the trade. Apply, if by letter, postage paid, to Mr. Theophilus Stephens, Chepstow. POOR TO FARM. WANTED,—A Person to Farm the Poor of the Parish of LLANGATTOCK-VIBON-AVEL, in the County of Monmouth, from the 25th day of March, 1833, to the 25th day of March, 1834. Tenders, sealed, will be received by the Churchwardens or Overseers of the said parish, on or before the 14th of March next, on which day a Meeting will be held at Newcastle, for the purpose of taking into consideration the Ten- ders received, and entering into a Contract. For any further particulars apply to the Churchwardens or Overseers. 3SB. TO BE SOLD, standing,—The Produce of Two Acres (be the. same mere or less) of excellent WITHIES, Black and White, situate on the Banks of the Wye, at Goodrich Ferry, within two miles of Ross. Apply to Mr. Wm. Thomas, Kill Court, near Ross i-if by letter, post paid. TOWN OF MONMOUTH. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Messrs. BUiVTON Se SON, At the Vi OHCESTER LODGE INN, in the said town, on Wednesday, the 6th day of March next, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon, (unless disposed of in the mean time by Private Contract, of which due notice will be given, in the Merlin,) subject to such conditions of sale as shall be then and there produced,- ALL that FREEHOLD MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, with its Appurtenances, situate in Monnow- street, in the said town, in the occupation of Mr. Richard Wil- liams, Tailor. These Premises are in a most eligible situation for Business, being situate in the centre of Monnow-street. The Dwelliig-liouse consists of a large Shop in front, and Kit- chen, on the ground floor; Dining-room, two Bed-chambers, and two excellent Attics a good cellar, extending from the front to the back part of the house, Back-kitchen, and Yard, with every necessary convenience for trade. For a view, please to apply on the Premises and, for further particulars and conditions of Sale. to Mr. Charles Renie, at the Worcester Lodge or to Mr. John Howard, Monnow-street, Monmouth. TOWN OF MONMOUTH. DESIRABLE FEESHOLB PgLOPESLTlT TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By BURTON SON, In the month of March next, in lots (particulars of which will appear m a subsequent paper), SEVERAL DWELLING-HOUSES, COTTAGES, STA- S BLES, BUILDINGS, and extensive OUTLETS and GAR- DENS, lying between the River Monnow and the Market- place comprising THE CROWN and THISTLE INN and the House adjoining, and the several Cottages and Buildings in Horse-shoe- lane, and also the large Garden, called the White Swan Garden. For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneers or to Messrs. Powles and Tyler or Mr. J. G. George, Solicitors, Monmouth. January 25th, 1833. MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By BURTON and SON, On the Premises, on Monday, the 25th of February, 1833, THE following Useful CATTLE STOCK, and HUS- BANDRY IMPLEMENTS, of MRS. M. POWELL, of the OLD-HOUSE F^RM, in the Parish of Dingestow, in the above county j-consisting of two Cows and Calves, one three-year- old Steer, one two-year-old ditto, one two-year-old Heifer, two yearling Steers, three young and useful cart Mares (one of which, is in foal) and their gearing, one yearling cart Colt, and three store Pigs. The Implements include one good road Waggon, nearly new, adapted for a light team, one broad wheeled Cart, one nanow wheeled ditto, two Ploughs, one pair of Harrows, one ground Car, corn Sieves, Rakes and Pikes, two good Lad- ders, waggon Rope, and several other useful articles. The Sale to begin at Eleven o'clock. BRECONSH1RE. OAR. AND ASH TIMBER rOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By THOMAS PRICE, At the QUEEN'S HEAD INN, in BRECKNOCK, on Saturday, the 2d of March, 1833, at Four o'clock in the afternoon ;— LOT 1. 900 OAK TIMBER TREES, of large dimensions, now standing on Pontybat Farm, in the parish of Llandevalley, close to the Turnpike-rcad leading from Breck- nock to Hay, and about six miles from the Brecknock and Aber- gavenny Canal, marked progressively with red paint. Lot 2. 100 ASH TREES, standing on the same Farm, marked progressively with red paint. Lot 3. 200 OAK TREES, now standing on Tirbach, in the parish of Battle, about five miles fiom the said Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal. The above Oak are of large dimensions, and are adapted for Naval purposes. Mr. Wm. Jones, the Pennoyre Farm- Bailiff, will show the Timber. For particulars apply to Samuel Church, Esq. Solicitor, W alter Churchey, Esq. or the Auctioneer, Brecknock. MONMOUTHSHIRE. To be Sold by Private Contract, ALL that FREEHOLD FARM, called RICKETTS FARM, containing about Ninety Acres of Arable, Mea- dow, Orchard, and Wood Land, with good Farm-house and suitable Barns and Outbuildings, situate in the parish of Sken- ffith, in the occupation of Mr. John Phillips, as yearly tenant. There is a great quantity of thriving Oak Timber on this Estate. Also,—All that superior WATER CORN-MILL, with a never-failing supply of Water, situate upon the River Monnow, in the said parish of Skenfrith, with the Stable, Cider-mill, and several desirable Parcels of Land thereto adjoining. Also,-All that convenient DWELLING-HOUSE, called THE MILL HOUSE, situate in the village of Skenfrith, with the Garden aud Offices thereto belonging, and now occupied with the said Mill, by Mr. Wm. YVatkins, as tenant thereof. For particulars, apply to Messrs. Powles and Tyler, or Mr. Norton, Solicitors, Monmouth. MONMOUTHSHIRE. To be Sold by Private Contract, THE following valuable and desirable FREEHOLD PRO- J- PERTY (that is to say) :-A good DWELLING-HOUSE, with convenient Outbuildings, and NINE CLOSES, containing together about 25 Acres (more or less) of Arable, Meadow, and rasture LAN I), situate by the side of the Canal, in the parish of Panteague, in the countY of Monmouth.—A BARN, BEAST- HOLfelt,, and FOLD, and FIVE CLOSES, containing together about 2J Acres (more or less) of Arable, Meadow, and Pasture LAND, situate in the said parish of Panteague, near the first- iMnUoiid .Premises, and about a quarter of a mile from Pont- rnydynn I in Hoiks—And three COPPICE WOOtfe, contain- ing together about 29 Acres (more or less), well stored with young iunber, situate in the said parish of Panteague, and adjoining the before-mentioned Premises. The whole of the above Property is advantageously situated at a short distance from the market town of Pontypool and its surrounding Iron Works, where the produce of the Coppice GameS meet W1th a ready sale. The Estate abounds with 1 ^-8 Mr- Solomon Jones and Mr. William Row- atias, will shew the Premises. For further particulars, and to reat for the purchase, apply to Messrs. Gabb and Secretin, citors, Abergavenny if by lett( postage paid. Abergavenny, T- n 1 oor'