PRICES 0\1 SHARES AT BRISTOL. COMMERCIAL ROOMS, BUISTOL, WEDNESDAY EVENING. I'aid. Prire per Share. Bristol and Exeter 5 41al Bristol and Coal-pit Heath 50 42 Eastern Counties 2 1J 2 Great. Western Railway Company 30 41$42 London and Greenwich 20 21A Taff Vale 10 9 Bristol and Gloucestershire Birmingham and Gloucester 10 94 10 Cheltenham and Gt. Western linion 7J 5l 6-i Grand Connection 2j 2J 2$ London and Birmingham 70 140 145 London and Southampton 30 25J 264 London and Brighton 5 8A 8* Ditto (Rennie's) 3 IJ 2 Liverpool and Manchester 100 215 Leeds and Manchester 5 12} 13 Bristol Coal Gas 20 37 38 ,-Oil ditto. 25 26 Bristol Union Insurance 10 10 lOt General Steam Navigation Company. 13 24J 25 West of England and South Wales > lri n m District Bank J National Provincial Bank 25
fflomfdtic Krtoa. Minpt.nsKx RETCR-M DINNER.—The arrangements for the grand Middlesex Reform Dinner are to be on a most exten- sive scale, as fixed at the meeting of the committee last week. It appears that a platform over the pit of Drury-laneTheatre, communicating with the stage, will, both together, afford ample accommodation to 900 individuals to dine in comfort, without being crowded. There is to be a cross table capable of accommodating 120 persons, at which Lord Russell (the Chairman), the Duke of Norfolk, the Marquis of Westmin- ster, the Marquis of Tavistock, &c., will sit, beside* the members for the city of Loudon, the members for the metro- politan boroughs, and the stewards. According to the-plan proposed and adopted, the interior of the theatre will have a very interesting appearance, as the boxfes will no dotlbt be filled with elegant company, and the stage decorations Will be distinguished by taste and suitable decorations, the sum to be paid for the use of the theatre, the fitting it up, &c.( fbt the occasion, will be £500, The hon. member for the Mon- mouthshire Boroughs has been requested to act as one of the stewards. The Great Reform Festival to be held in this town on Wednesday next will be one of the most splendid assemblages of electors ever held in this or any other county on a festive occasion. Upwards of a thousand persons are expected to sit down to dinner in one room. All the tickets have already been disposed of, and we fear hundreds of applicants Rill be disappointed.—Leedi Mercury. BIRMINGHAM.—On Monday last, the members of the Bir- mingham Reform Association mustered in considerable num- bers at forty-six different convivial meetings. The principal dinner took place at Mr. Cresswell's Room, in the Old Square, where about 130 gentlemen were present. The principal Reformers ra the great emporium of manufacture spoke with their usual spirit. GLASGOW INSTALLATION or Sin ROBERT P"EL.—Wed- nesday biing appointed for the Installation of Sir R. Pett as Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow, the courts and college buildings were crowded with an immense assemblage of persons of all ranks to witness the interesting ceremony. Sir R. Peet arrived about half-past 12, and the students &c. were admitted, and the company all placed about half- past one after the usual cheers for the Duke of Wellington and several distinguished individuals had been given, the procession entered the chapel, and the cercmony of installa- tion took place, the Lord Rector subscribing to the usual oath after which he delivered a most powerful and eloquent u discourse which occupied nearly one hour and a quarter, and was received with the most raptuious applause after re- peated cheers, the business concluded with the apostolic be- j nediction, pronounced in latin by the Principal. GLAsGow.-The dinner to Sir Robert Peel on Friday was 2 most splendid, and the company equally numerous and re- spectable, about 3432 persons being at the different tables. Sir R. Peel's speech, after his health had been drank, was masterly and eloquent, and enthusiasticly applauded through- out. The company did not separate till long after midnight. A vacancy has occurred in the Colonelcy of the First Royal Dragoons, by the demise of Major-General the Hon. Sir F. Ponsonby, whose date of appointment to the corps was only ihe 31st March last. The Lords of the Treasury have granted £ 250 towards the establishment of a school on the British system in Hastings. —Evening paper. The Mayor of Cambridge has called a meeting of the in. habitants to petition in favour of the ballot. We are authorised to contradict the report that Captain Dundas, M.P. for Devizes, has accepted the office of a Lord of the Treasury.— Wiltshire Independent. Wheat-sowing, in consequence of the late stormy weather, has been lamentably protracted in this neighbourhood. Much seed, usually in the ground about the middle of No- vember, even yet remains unscattered, on account of the f soddened state of the soil.-Tuuntoll Courier. At the late Bristol Quarter Sessions, on Wednesday, Charles Smith, clerk at the Post-office, was indicted for stealing a letter from Cardiff, and directed to Richard, John, and Anthony Hill, Covent-garden, containing a bill of ex- change for £ 1,011. There were eight counts in the indict- ment. After a mass of evidence had been adduced, the jury returned a verdict of "Not Guilty." The audience mani- fested some applause when the verdict was announced. BRISTOL AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE EXTENSION LINE.—We are particularly desirous to call the attention of our readers to the very clear statement of the Proprietors of this Com- pany, read at the General Meeting on Thursday last, at the White Lion.—It contains a powerful appeal to all who feel an interest in the welfare of Bristol. By a reference to the Proceedings of the Town-Council it will be seen, that a ma- jority of that body have resolved upon giving their assent to the proposed Extension line whilst they have, at the same time, signified their dissent to the projected Gloucester and Bristol line.—Bristol Gaiette. There has been an extensive failure in the Silk Trade, that of the. firm of While and Bait. INTENSE DARKNESS.—This morning (Tuesday) about half- past twelve o'clock, the metropolis was enveloped in utter j; darkness, wbtM* continued for upwards of. an hour and a half. The darkness was not similar to that usually produced by the ordinary London fogs, but presented in every respect, the appearance 6f the darkest midnight. The passage of ve- hicles was almost suspended in the principal thoroughfares the navigation on the Thames was completely stopped the people in the streets were crowded together in groups, almost afraid to proceed and candles were in universal requisition, both in private houses and in offices, and public rooms. In fact, no night of equal darkness has been seen in London for years. A thick, drizzling rain, fell during the whole time. Sir William M'Mahon, Master of the Rolls, died in Dub- lin last Friday. He had been taken ill in Couit on the pre. vious day, and was carried off by paralysis. Mr. Richards, the Attorney-General, is, as a matter of course, named as his successor but it is also said that the late Attorney-Ge- neral, now Baron O'Loghlen, lias already arrived in London on the subject. Sir Wm. M'Mahon died immensely rich. Should Mr. Richards be appointed, Mr. Solicitor-General Woulfe would succeed him, and Sergeant Ball become Soli- citor-General.
TO THE ^LECTORS j °* T"E ^ITED BOROUOIIS OF MONMOUTH, NEWPORT, AND USK. Cx^th-w coawqaweeof a prevailing opinion few month* i0')r-<:Sen' Parliament is likely lo be dissolved in a decision rr> t'n'c my ^uly10 makeyoe acquainted with my ltono' not com'ng forward again as a candidate for the ■«r °f representing you. I communicate my intensions w'04 early, because I am anxious that you should not be hurried in the choice you will, have to make, but have full time to judge of the political opinions nnd qualifications of those, who will propose themselves for your representation. ion. When I was first induced to come forward as a candidate for these boroughs, I was well aware thev con Id not be opened without great expense, and in order to release them from the political thraldom in which thev were liten held, I determined to make a considerable -sacri-fire \a obtain so de- sirable an object. In this I only psrVially succeeded, as I retained my seat but -,t short tiiwc in 1831. In the following ydr I was again ejected snd at the dissolution in 1654, I Was a third time selected as your Hepresentativej and placed at the head of the Poll, notwithstanding my Unavoidable ab- sence at the distance of Fifteen Hundred Miles from you. When I came forward previous te the passing of the Re- form Bill, I hoped when that measure had become a Law, tInt the expenses of future Elections for these Boroughs would have been considerably diminished, in consequence of the facilities afforded by that Act of limiting the Polling to the period of two days only, and of taking the votes in the several towns, instead of conveying the Newport Voters a distance of Twenty-three Miles. I have, however, found that the increase of expenditure at each succeeding contest has been so great, and at the last Election reached such an extent, that I must decline incurring a repetition of it at the next dissolution. I have not been influenced in this decision by any fear of defeat, or any doubt of the strength of my supporters I know that the Liberal party is more powerful than ever. and I am perfectly convinced from the repeated marks of approbation I have received for my public conduct, that J. should have its fullest and most unqualified support. "Before I part from you, I must address a few words more particularly to the majority of my Constituents- Let me advise you, as one whom you have trusted for so many years, seriously and deliberately to consider the merits of the re- spective Candidates who will appear before you. Let no man hastily promise liis support, to an untried person. Let no Reformer shrink from the responsibility of vuting in sup- port of his principles and above all, do not by want of union or indecision allow any person whose opinions are opposite to your own, to assume tie Representation of your Boroughs. In 1830 you were a small Constituency of c. Freemlll," hut under of others in 1837 you are a large body of Electors, having the Representation in your own power. Use thit power for the benefit of your fel low- subiects-e xer- cise it in the cause of Civil and Religious Liberty; and it, "hen the relative ties which now link us together are dis- solved, I can assist you in the promotion of those objects-if at any time I can advance your local or political interests, be assured that the same sentiments which secured your sup- port in 1831, will continue to animate me, and that I shall ever be ready to prove to you, in after years, how much I have been and remain, GENTLEMEN, Your obliged and faithful Friend and Servant, l-lanover, Jan. 14th, 1837. B. HALL. HEREFORD EXCISE COLLECTION. TO POSTMASTERS or PERSONS LETTING HORSES I FOll HIRE. N pursuance of the Act of 6th and 7th Wm. IV., cap. 45, entitled "An Act to trausfer the Collection and Ma- nagement of the Duties in Great Britain on Horses Let for Hire, and on Licenses relating to the same, from the Com- missioners of Stamps and Taxes to the Commissioners of Ex- cise," the several Postmasters or Persons Letting Horses for Hire, within the limits of the said Hereford Excise Collec- tion, are hereby requested to take Notice, that attendance will be given &t the undermentioned Places and Times, for the purpose of GRANTING & RENEWING LICENSES to all such Postmasters or Persons Letting Horses for Hire, VIZ. i DAYS OF ATTENDANCE, PLACES. 1837. Weobley Monday, February 27. Leominster Tuesday, 23. Ludlow Wednesday, March 1. Cleobury Mortimer Thiiisri-iy, —— 2. Tenbury Friday, 3. Bromyard Ditto, 3. Ledbury .Saturday, 4. Koss Monday, —— 6. Mitcheldean Tuesday, —— 7. Newnham Ditto, -—- 7. I.idncy Wednesday, -—— 8. Chepstow .Thursday, 9. Colcford Ditto, 9. Monmouth Friday, 10. Hereford Monday, -13. Ditto.Tuesday, 14. SAMUEL CROWiHttK, Collector. CKUHC5X RATSS. AT a very numerous and respectable PU13LIC MEET- ING of the HATE-PA VERS of NEWPORT, held JJT the LANCASTKMAX SCHOOL-ROOM, in the said Town, on uesuay Kvening the 17th January, to Petition the Legisla- ture for the total Abolition of Church-rates, the following iiesplutions were unanimously adopted :— Moved by Rev. W. Wiles, seconded by Mr. J. Corsbie. 1. lhat in the opinion of this Meeting, to compel those who do not belong to the endowed Church of this Country, and who are averse from its doctrines, or its formularies, to contribute to the erection or repair of its edifices, and the expenses ot its tr.inistrations and worship, is manifest injus- tice and persecution .-that this Meeting will, therefore, exert themsslves to secure the speedy and entire extinction of the ohn, ,)Xlo?s impost of Church Rate; and that any measure i»l »'ans. ,n5 the whole, or part of its amount, to the ge.ne- axation ot the kingdom, wi 11 be regarded by the Aleeting a,. Worse than the existing system. Rev. B. Bvron, seconded by J, Latch, Esq. p, '!iat tins Meeting deprecate equally the taxing of jy irehmen for the suppoitof the ministry and worship ot '^enters, and, therefore (though the amount is compara- bly insignificant) desire the discontinuance of the ltcgium and any, and every, other Parliamentary grant, in ?!i °! ^?n"c*'nlorming Ministers, of whatever denomination, *')etherin Great Britain or Ireland. i loved by Rev. \V. Gillman, seconded by Mr. L. Edwards. «■_ Ihatthe following Petition embodying these sentiments, oe signed by the Uate-payers and Inhabitants;—that the i*<?ht Hon. Lord Holland be requested to present the Peti- tion to the Peers, and B. Hall, Esq.. that to the Commons, early as may bc, after the assembling of Parliament. fothe Right ]fttuouvahle the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of 1he United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Par- liament assembled. The humble Petition of the Rate-payers and Inhabitants of the Bo- rough of Newport, in the county of Monmouth, HUMBLY SIIEWKTH,—That, in the opinion of your Petitioners, b compel those who do not belong to the endowed church of the "country, and who are averse from its doctrines or its formularies, to Contribute towards the erection or repair of its edifices, and the ex- penses of its miui-itration and worship, is manifest injustice and pcr- secution. Your Petitioners do, therefore, implore your Right Ho- nourable House to adopt such measures as may be necessary to secure the speedy and entire extinction of CHURCH ILlTE, without transferring the amount, or any part thereof, to the general taxation o. til" Kingdom,—such a change being, in the opinion of your Pc- titioners, more to be deprecated than even the continuance of the present system. That your Petitioners are no less hostile to the taxing of Church- moa in aid of the ministry and worship of Dissenter: than to the taxing of Dissenters for the support'of the Church your Petitioners, fh^i-°re V1,1"?'1 tno amount is comparatively insignificant), desire 5 •"sconfinuance ''1U Dnttnm, and any, and every, ° Parliament grant, in aid of Non-conforming Ministers, of whatever denomination, whether In Great Britain or Ireland; and to grant them such other relief in the premises as to your Hight HO.D,oura hlc House may seem meet. Moved by .+. Wnv. s £ C £ )n(j £ .d.byMr T. WaiL 4. lhat copies of these Resolutions, signed Tiy the Mayor 9 on behalf of the Meeting, be forthwith transmitted to Lords Melbourne and John Russell; to B. Hall and W. A. Wil- liams, Lsqs., and to such other Members of Parliament as reside in this part of the country. Moved by Mr. 11. Poole, seconded by Mr. W.Townsend. .5. that (his 3Iceting beg to express to W. A. Williams, Esq., the gratification with which they have seen his Letter on Church rate in the Merlin i-that they consider iu senti- ments eminently worthy of his high character, for candour and judgment and are asstued that the bold and explicit statement of them. must raise him still higher in the esti- mation of the constituency. Moved by Mr. S. Jones, seconded by Mr. C. Smith. .j- I this Meeting entertains the hope that its example will be followed in the adoption of similar Petitions b\i the Conned of the Borough, whose influence cannot be more ap- propriately employed than, in removing one of the most "Wilful causes of irritation and dissension from the commu- nity it governs •,—by the Members and Friends of the Newport Voluntary Church Society, whose Publications ^.effectively oppose ecclesiastical domination, and uphold religious free- dom ;-and by the various icershipping congregations, who have known the hardship of being compelled to support another church, besides voluntarily supporting their own. Moved by Mr.Chartes Lewis, seconded by Mr. E. Thomas. 7. That the Resolutions of this Meeting be advertised in next Saturday's Merlin. Moved by Mr. Turner, seconded by Mr. T. Wells. as considerable expences will be incurred in carry- ing the objects of this Meeting into effect, a public subscription be entered into to defiay them. Moved by Mr. T. Morris, seconded by Rev. W. Miles. "• That as there are many persons within the Borough, who are attached to the Church, yet are opposed to a com- pulsory mode of maintaining it. that they be respectfully re- rate/'6^ ass'st 'n procuring the legal extinction of Church- Moved by Rev. B. Byron, seconded by Mr. Corsbie. 19. that this Meeting shzes the present opportunity of con- veying to John Frost, Esq., their cordial thanks for his readi- ness to call the meeting, and for the ability with which he tK S Pr.€su^ i—they assure him of their deep conviction of e obligation under which the inhabitants are laid to bin;, or tiie long, steady, and zealous devotement of his time, ta- ents and labours, to objects of local and general iniprove- nent and they congratulate themselves on the municipal lan^s "'Inch, judging from the laudible course of the pre- sent -livor and his worthy predecessor, will give them a J-eesMon of chief Magistrates, who shall stand high in the » cnation of their feilow-townsnr.en, and effectively ad- vance Mis general good, To tHE ELECTORS OF THE UNITED BOROUGHS or MONMOUTH, NEWPORT, AND USK. GENTLEMEN, IN consequence of your present Member, Mr. If a i.i., having issued an Address, signifying his intention of not cot*r.ng forward at the expected dissolution, as a Candidate to represent you in Parliament, it ti'Cw becomes the fitting moment for me to avow my intention of again soliciting the honour of your su^rt'sfos which, fiom the liberal support I received at the last Election, from so large a portion of this Constituency, it has ever been my fixed determination to do, on the first opportunity that presented itself. W ith regard to my political principles, they are already before you; suffice it then to say, that though a warm sup- porter of our Constitution as established, I shall not be found averse to the consideration ttf any imperfections which may be shown to exist it her institutions, but on the contrary, shall always bt ready to aid in redressing them. I asr. not at present aware who will be my competitor for the honour of representing you but whoever may be my op- ponent, I (shall meet him with confidence- believing, that the principles I profess are in unison with those which are enter- tained by a large majority of the Electors in these Boroughs. I shall immediately proceed to pay my respects to you in person, and hope to meet with such an earnest of support, as will eventually realize the sanguine expectations of success, which I cannot but at present entertain. I remain, GENTLEMEN, Your obliged and faithful Servant, Newport, 18th Jan., 1837. JOSEPH BAILEY, JUN. GROCERY BUSINESS TO BE DISPOSED OF. THE STOCK-IN-TRADE, FIXTURES, together with JL the good and paying Debts of a Concern in the above line, situated in the most central part of NEWPORT, is now to be disposed of the Concern admirably adapted for carry- ing on an extensive Ready Money Trade.-Apply (if by letter, postage paid,) to X. Yo, at the Office of this Paper. 21st January, 1837. TO THE (gftitoroftfte J&onmoutft0l)trgj;Bn1hi- SIK>—I request you will insert in your paper Corres- pondence that has passed between Major Holford and myself, together with my Address to the Gentlemen, Clergy, Freeholders, and oilier Electors of the County of Brecon. I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient Servant, 3, Richmond Terrace, Jan. 12, 1837. THOMAS WOOD. (No. 1. COPY.) 3. Richmond Terrace, January 2, 1837. Si",—I-n the paper of Saturday, the 31st Dec. last, I read, in an addiess headed "Independent Freeholders and Electors," and signed J. P. Gvvynne Holford, the follow- ing passage: —" Had life" (Colonel Wood) accompanied me to Builth fair, and had heard the indignation expiessed on all sides at his conduct, upbraiding him with dupiicityand broken faith, and had he gone the next day to the Hay, where similar ieelings were loudly expressed," I call on you to fur- nish me with the name of any gentleman or person of re- "pectahility you heard so upbraiding me. In the event of your declining to do so, I must consider those offensive terms as applied to my conduct personally by yourself. I am, Sir, yours, &c. THOMAS WOOD. lo J. P. Gwvnne Holford, Esq. (No. 2. COPY.) Buckland, January 4th, 1837. Sm,- You call upon me to give up the names cf those per- sons who spoke of your conduct in the way I have alluded to in my address to the independent freeholders and electors, :'nd I will lose no time in endeavouring to find them out, and communicate to you whether they will sanction their being made known or not. Your obedient servant, J. P. G W YNNE HOLFORD. (No. 3. Copy.) 3, Richmond Terrace, January 7th, 1837. SIn,-Your letter, dated Buckland, 4th of January, has t'xs moment been received, in which you say you will en- deavour to find out the persons who spoke of my conduct in the offensive terms of which I complain. Those terms have appeared in print, in a document bearing your signature; they are terms which one gentleman must not apply to the conduct of another without the fu Ilest grounds of justification, You seem to have ventured to do so without such grounds 1 therefore hold you personally responsible for the same, and call upon you to retract them. I am, Sir, your's, 6cc. T T „ THOMAS WOOD, lo J. P. Gwynne Holford, Esq. (No. 4. Cory.) „ Buckland, 7th January, 1837. j.. mrward you the enclosed decl.uation of James Davies, a respectable man of property in the town of Hay. 1 have the permission of Davies, currier, and a very respect- able tradesman of Builth, to state the following fact. He declaies that you promised Davies, a shoemaker, and neigh- bour of his, to procure an Excise Office appointment for his son, who was educated accordingly, and when he went up to London to seek that appointment from you, you would not see him, and that in consequence Old Price, of Builth, an aident supporter of yours, wrott; a letter to you, which he showed to Davies, urging the fulfilment of the promise; and that it has never been performed by you. Mr. Bevan, also a rexaflfctable freeholder, near Cwmdu Church, states. "Ihat; after you promising him toletliirn have seven TteresofiHwLamL the agreement actually drawn out by your oi'd agent uwerneved, you would not let him have it." 'I len, as to? duplicity, to use David Morgan's own words, "he spates that when you last came to canvass him, that lie asked you how it was you did not get more polling places for the county, when you replied, that it was not in the power of a Member of Par- liament, but the Commissioners who selected Brecknock." I pon which he said, how is it. Colonel, that Frankland Lewis has got them for Radnorshire," which rather seemed to puzzle you; and on your leaving his house, you turned round, and Ulid, well, Frankland Lewis did work hard." I can furnish more proofs if required. My remarks on your conduct, in my addiess to the Independent Freeholders and Electors were entirely political, and not of a personal nature. Should you have any hostile message to communicate after this explanation, you will diiect it to the Post-office, Tre- castle, where 1 go to-morrow, to remain for a few days. Yoafouedient sprvant, J. P. GWYNNE HOLFORD. (E.vcr.osuitE r\ No. 4.) T. the undersigned James Davies, do hereby declare that previous to the contested election for Breconshire in 1832, and afterwards, Colonel Wood promised me that he would net my son an appointment in the Excise, or do something for him equivalent to that and that Colonel Wood never performed the repeated promises he had made to me. JAMES DAVIES, Hav, Breconshire. 6th January, 1837. (No. 5. COPY.) 3, Richmond Terrace, January 9th, 1837. Siu, Had you stated in your letter of the 41h that which you have done in your letter of the 7th, namely My re.. marks on your conduct, in my address to the independent freeholders and eleetois, were entirely political, and not of a personal nature," I should, in that case, have not thought it necessary to have troubled you with my letter of the 7ih that tetter Leing written under an impression, that your let- ter of the 4th was a refusal to give any explanation whatever. With respect to the cases referred to in your letter of the 7th, I do not consider them of sufficient importance to limn the subject of a correspondence, but I shall he perfectly ready to answer them at any time I may be called on so to do by my Constituents.? I am, Sir, your's, &c. To J. P. Gwynne Holford, Esq. THOMAS WOOD. TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, FREEHOLDERS, AN D ELECTORS OF THE COUNTY OF BRECON. GENTLEMEN,—After the correspondence that has taken place between Major Ho) ford and myself, it would ill become me to make any comments on that Gentleman's Address to 1 he Electors. I have, for some time been aware of Major Holford's in- tention to canvass the county. I abstained from addressing you, being unwilling to light up the flame of election ex- citement, or to disturb the peace of a county, to which I am already under so many obligations. I am sure, you will now feel, lhat I can no longer remain silent. VUII, gentlemen, are well aware, that I have had the ho- nour of representing your county in Parliament.for the last thirty years. During that long period, my sole anxiety has been, to consult your interests, both public and private, to promote your happiness and prosperity, aad to represent you to your satisfaction. You will, I am sure, dome the justice to remember, that I have never attempted to disguise my own political opinions; that I, on all occasions, without hesitation, in the face of the county, have declared to you my sentiments and often have 11 s I bad the satisfaction to find the Constitutional principles I advocated, responded to by Electors, collected at our public meetings from all parts of the county. To those principles 1 steadily adhere; but, at this eventful and perilous period, you will, naturally, expect more specific explanations. I am opposed to all organic changes in the Constitution. I never can consent to any measure, the object of which is to separate the Church from the State, or to appropriate either in England or in Ireland, Protestant ecclesiastical pro- perty to other than Protestant ecclesiastical purposes. I cannot agree to exclude the Bishops from the House of Lords nor to conveit that branch of the Legislature into an elective instead of an hereditary assembly. I will not vote f"r the Ballot or Triennial Parliaments.— Neithercan I sanc- tion an Act, which will, in Ireland, give to the Roman Ca- tholics the ascendancy, and dismember the Empire by the Repeal of the Union. All these are organic changes, in my opinion destructives the best interests of the United Kingdom, and, as such, I hope, with your sanction, shall receive from me, as long as I have the honour of representing you, a determined opposition. At the same time, I am prepared to join earnestly and as- siduously in every attempt that may be proposed, to apply remedies, wheie abuses exist, and to conduct the labours of the Commons' House of Parliament in a course of useful and practical improvement. If there is any particutarsubjcct on which an elector wishes I to question me, lie shall i-ef-eive;t frank and unreserved answer. It is not now in my power to make a general canvass of the county. The Par'iament to which you have elected me your respiescntative is about to assemble, and I must repair to my post. I rest satisfied, that a great majority of the Electors, whe- ther Constitutional Whigs or Tones, entertain decidedly Ccaservativu pi irciples. Whenever the day of election may arrive, they shall have all opportunity of recording their votes and I am confident that, firmly rooted as their native oaks, will be found the Loyal and Conservative principles of the electors of the County of Biecon. 1 have the honour to be, Gentlemen, Your most obedient, giateful, humble servant, THOMAS WOOD. 3, Richmond Terrace, Jan. )2<bj 18-37. > TO THE ELECTORS OF THE UNITED BOROUGHS OF MONMOUTH, NEWPQRT, AND USK. FF.LLOW CITIZENS, EVER since I came to reside here, I have, on all occa- sions, carefully abstained from taking part in the poli- tical contests of the County,—and, although I am still anxious to continue in a state of quietude, so congenial with my natural disposition, it is, yet; impossible that I should re- main insensible to the flatteiing invitation 1 have received for offering myself as your Representative in Parliament. Certain circumstances, unconnected with public views, which it is unnecessary to explain to you, would have at once induced me to decline the honor you seek to confer Upon me. I feel it, however, due to you that I should deli- berate more seriously on the subject. Whatever may be my determination, rest assured, I shall always entel tain towards you the deepest sense of gratitude for the confidence you desire to repose in me. The good of the many" is the grand basis of my political, as it is of my domestic, creed; and in whatever respect I might find that principle violated or infringed, you would have in me, as your Representative in Parliament, a zealous and unflinching advocate and Reformer. I will never believe that any particle of our Constitution can be, for one moment, endangered by rendering unto every man those just rights, of which arbitrary or ill-considered legislative provisions may have deprived him. With regard to the Ballot, upon which I have been parti- cularly tested, I never had but one opinion-it is the only measure which can, in my judgment, secure the purity and independence of the elective franchise and, should I come to the poll as a Candidate for representing you, it would be an additional pleasure to be chosen by the ballot. The peijury and coiruptiv-e arts of some former elections I abominate; and any one who may seek to obtain a seat in Parliament, by such means, ought to be branded as a traitor to his country, and an apostate from his God I remain, Your very obliged and faithful servant, REGINALD J. BLEWITT. Llantarnam Abbey, 19th January, 1837. 2WOKETT. -v :-V ■^1^5 MONEY—ready to be advafeced upon Freehold, Copyhold, or long Leasehold Property, at a reduced Rate of Interest. £ 13,690—Upon Reversionary or Church Property, &c. As this Money belongs to Trust Estates, the Money may be aliowed to remain in the Borrower's hands for any number of Years. t J01O.87O—Upon respectable personal security alone, in Sums from £200, £ 300, £500, or not exceeding £ 700, upon very moderate Terms. Letters, post paid, directed to A. B., Albany Road, Lon- don, will always meet immediate and confidential attention. MONMO UTHS111RE. MILKING COWS, IIKIFEKS, STEERS, SHEEP, HORSES, COLTS, PIGS, from 30 to 40 Hogsheads of CIDER ai.d CASKS, a 5-horse-powcr THRASHING- MACHINE, AG RICULTURALIM PLEMENTS, STAN- HOPE GIG and HARNESS, &c. &c., fro be :"Oltf ftp Suction, By Mcsvs. BURTON$SON, On the Premises, on Wednesday, the 15th February, 1837, at the PRIORY FARM, distant about ten minutes' walk from the town of Monmouth, by order of the Representa- tives of the late Mr. JUlES Brss, who are giving up the Farm. Further particulars will be given in a future Paper. CAPITAL BULL FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. PHILIPPS, At the CATTLE MARKET, in the town of ABF.nr.AVF.NNV, on Tuesday, the 31st day of January, 1837, A VERY superior thorough-bred HEREFORDSHIRE il BULL, rising three years old, now the property of Mr. DEW, of Llanvetlieiine Court. This beautiful Arnftwrt, whose symmetiy excites universal admiration, was bred by the justl y celebrated Mr. Turner, of Noke. GLAMORGANSHIRE. OAK. TIMBER, OAK. STORES, COPPICE WOODS, Src., TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. MICHAEL DAViS, At the CARDIFF ASMS INs, in the town of CaudIFF, on TUESDAY the 24th of January, 1837, precisely at Five o'clock in the Afternoon,- THE following Lots of COPPICE WOOD and TIMBER Lot 1. A Coppice Wood standing on Duffryn St. Nicholas Estate, called the Great Wood, containing 24A. 3R. MI> in- cluding 5-0 Double and Treble Stores, 627 Oak Timber I rees, 46 Ash Trees, 43 Elm and Wych Trees, and 3 Beech Trees. The Timber Trees are all numbered, and the Stores < ire crossed with white paint. Lot 2. A Coppice Wood, standing on the same Estate, called the Ash Wood, containing 9A. OR. 30r., including 183 Double and Treble Stores, 108 Oak Timber Traps, 17yjAsh ditto, and 29 Elfn an t Wycli Trees; all numbered Qf<a^6ssed wath wbitspainl.. •• v -lif These Woocfs and Stores w»U be found to quantity of valuable Materiatsforpit Wood and othftrpnr- poses; the Timber is of clean growth, with every appearance of soundness and from its being situate nearly adjoining an excellent Turnpike Road, within about Six Miles of the Sea- port Town of Cardiff, is deserving the attention of Merchants and Wood Dealers generally. 31 r. JOHN BINGLEY, Duffryn St. Nicholas, will show the Lots and any further information may be obtained of Mr. M. DA VIS, Land Agent, Usk, Monmouthshire if by let- ter the postage must be paid. P 1 L L G W E N L L Y, N E W PO RT, MONMOUTHSIIIHE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. W. B. WILLIAMS, (By order of the Trustee for Sale,) At the RonsEY-AHJIS INN, NEWPORT, on Saturday, the 4th day of February next, at Five o'clock in the Afternoon, in such lots as may be agreed upon at the time of sale. ALL those TEN Commodious and Substantially-built MESSUAu ES, or DWELLING-HOUSES, situattf at Plilgwenlly, the propeity of Mr. THOM AS MASTEUM AN, Ship- Broker. Four of the Houses have been recently built, and Eight are in the respective occupations of John Williams, David Wil- liams, John Lewis, James Davies, Mrs. Powers, Charles fievan, Chailes Evans, and John Fiing. The whole of the above Property is held for the residue of a term of 96 yea is, gianted by the Tredegar Wharf Company, by a Lease dated 2nd January, 1309, at the Yearly Rent 01 .[5. which will be apportioned at the time of sale. For further Particulars apply to the Auctioneer, Commer- cial-street, Newport; or to Messrs. PHIPPEN and CRA- VEN, Solicitors, Post-Office Chambers, Bristol. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTJON, By Mr. W. B. WILLIAMS, (By order of the Executor of the W iit of the late Mr. WiL liam Davies, of Pillgwenlly, deceased.) At the PARROT INN,-NEWPORT, Monmouthshire, on Satur. day, the lltli day of lebruary next, at Five o'clock in the y Afternoon, the undermentioned VALUABLE LEASEHOLD PROPERTY, Situate at BLACKWOOD, in the Parish of Bedwelty: in PILLGWENLLY arid in NEWPORT, in the County of Monmouth,—in the following Lots — T ot 1 A 'h°sc EIGHT Substantially-built MES- XJL SUAGES or Dweliing-Houses, adjoining each other in a row, and situate at Blackwood,, if the parish of 13 ed welt v. The whole of these Premises are tespectably tenanted, pro- ducing an annual Rental of £ 63 per annum. One of the hour-es is used as a Grocer's Shop, and is let to Mr. John Jones, on a Lease for 7 years, of which 4 years are unexpired, at the yearly Hent of £ 30. Lot 2. All those TWO commodious DWELLING- HOUSES, adjoining each other, with a Blacksmith'sSHOP contiguous, situate at Pillgweullv, with the Gaodwi41 of<he Blacksmith's Trade, formerly carried on by Melsrs. VVilliam and David Davies, and since and now by Air. David Dalies. One of these houses and the Blacksmith's Shop are in the occupation of Mr. David Davies, and the other is in the occupation of Mr. Robert Thomas. Estimated Rental, £ 42 per annum. Lot 3. All those TWO most commodious and substanti- ally-built MESSU AGES or Dwelling- Houses, adjoining each other, with a BAKEHOUSE contiguous, also situate at Pillgwenlly. These Premises are of a superior description, one of the houses being let atf45 a year, and the other with the Bakehouse at £ 26 a year. Lot 4. All those SIX COTTAGES, adjoining each other, aod also adjoining the last Lot, situate at Pillgwenlly, and let at f56 a vear. Lot 5. All those TWO MESSUAGES or Dwelling- Houses, adjoining each other, situate on the side of the Ca nal, Newport, and producing a yearly Rfental ot f28. Lot 6. All those TWO MESSUAGES or Dwelling- Houses, adjoining the last Lot, and situate on the side of the Canal, at the corner of Cross-street, Newport. One of these Houses is used as a G rocel 's and General Shop, in the occupation of Miss Judith Davies, and the other as a small Warehouse. Estimated Rental, £36 a year. Lot 7. All those TWO COTTAGES, adjoining each other, and also adjoining the last Lot, situate on the side of the Ca- nal, Newport, let at £ 18 per annum. Lot 1 is helil under Sir Charles Morgan, Bart, by Lease dated 1st Dec., 1825, for the residue of a Term of 99 years, at the yearly rent of £ 6. 10s. Lots 2, 3, and 4, are held under the Trcdegar Wharf Com- pany, by Lease dated 31st December, 1826, for the re- sidue of a Term of 7IF years, at the yearly Rent of £ H>. 10s. The remaining Lots arc held under John Jones, Esq,, of Llanarth Court, by Lease dated 25th March, 1825, for the residue of a leim of 70 years, at the yearly Rent of £i).. The several Rents will be apportioned between the re- spective Purchasers at the iiine of sale. The above Property is unavoidably and reluctantly brought to a Sale, to enable the Executor to carry into effect the Will of his Testator, and presents a good oppoitunity for advan- tageous investments. For further Particulars apply to Mr. DAVID DAVIEK, and Mr. I NoMA\\ FRB. Pillgwenlly to the AVCTIONLKR, Cont- meicial Road, Newport or to Messis. PHIt'PF.N & CRA- VEN. Solicitors; Post-Office Chambers, Bristol. ABERGAVENNY SAVINGS' BANK. General Sialcment of the Funds of the Abergavenny Savings' Bank, for the Year ending 20III November, 1836 Brs. The Trustees. CHARGE. f s. d. i DISCHARGE. £ s. d. To Balance due on the 20th of iN ovember, 1835, By Sums actually paid to Depositors in Money, including Interest, as per last Return 12,962 2 0 including Interest, within the Year, ending To Surns received of Depositors within the Year, 20th November, 1836 1 2,539 8 8 ending 20th November, 1836. 3,073 13 8 By Sums actually paid for Management within To Interest on Monies invested with the Com- the said Year, viz.:— missioners for the Reduction of the National Incidental expences 17 6 Debt, viz. Receipt B. dated 21st .May, 1836 2.39 3 2 Balance on the General Account £ s. d. Receipt B. dated 21st November, 1836. 216 7 9 invested with the Commission- ers for the Reduction of the National Debt, including In- terest on 20th of Nov., 1836..13,101 Oil Ditto on account of separate Sur- plus Fund, invested with the said Commissioners. 136 8 4 Ditto in the hands of Messrs. — Hill and Co., Treasurers 942 13 2 —————— 14,180 10 5 £16.521 6 7 • £16,521 6 7 The Balance due on the 20th November, 1836, brought forward £ 14,180 10 5 No. of Depositors. Tolal Amount of racl, Clan. 150 Whose respective Balances on 20th Nov. 1836, including Interest, did notexceed £ 20cach £1,221 6 5 159 Ditto ditto were above £ 20 and not exceeding 50 4,494 11 4 38 Ditto ditto were above 50 and not exceeding 100. 2,581 9 I 11 Ditto ditto were above 100 and not exceeding 150 1,34612 3 2 Ditto ditto above 150 and not exceeding 200 318 16 6 3GO Total number of Depositors. ;f996215 7 21 Friendly Societies 4 033 6 5 Balance invested with the Commissioners on the separate Surplus Fund Account'onVhe 20th Nov., 1836, as per above 136 8 4 381 Total number of Accounts. 14,132 10 4 Surplus accrued in the year ending 20th November, 1836 48 0 1 Deduct the portion thereof reserved to meet current expenses, as directed per 23d sec. 9, Geo. IV. cap.92 jC48 0 1 Witness our hands this 16th day of January, 1837, rnxri'TA-c » ILLIAM POWELL, Clerk,) Two Trustees of the itness—I. JL^KIiSS, Actuuiy. JAjVIkS 1TRJ.CE, j said Savings' 13ank« fct' The rate of Annual Interest allowed; to the Depositors is £ 3. 6s 8d per Cent. fct' The rate of Annual Interest allowed; to the Depositors is £3. 6s Ad per Cent. "1 4t?0nmoutf)$l)ir £ Canal sbfMrrsk A FEW SHARES in the above Concern arc for SALE. Enquire of Mr. COOlvE, at the Canal Ofticc, Newport; if by letter, to be post paid. A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EXPERIENCED DRAPER, H ATT Eft, HOSIER, &c. TO BE DISPOSED OF, in the Market Place of a Town in the centre of the^eoirntv of Monmouth,—The BUSI- NESS of a LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPER, GROCER, &c., which has been for many years carried on in the same premises. To a person well acquainted with these concerns, this is a good opening, there being but one Draper in the town. If more convenient to a purchaser, the Drapery only may be taken. For particulars, apply to Mfc J. Cf-Ann, Prin £ 6r,Chepstow. TO MILLWRIGHTS. LANERAVON MILL, LANVRECHVA, Near NE WPOUT, Monmouthshire. THE following REPAIRS and IMPROVEMENTS are intended shortly to be made at the above-mentioned Mill: A new Water-wheel, 12 feet diameter and 6 feet wide, with Cast-iron Centre Pieces, Arms, and Rings, with Wood Buckets, Soling, and Risers the Water-wheel Shaft to do again three new Foot Brasses new Gearing the Pit-wheel, and Pitching and Trimming the Spur-wheel new Gearing the Stone Nuts, and turning one Spindle; one new pair of Fiench Stones, with Framing Case, Hopper Nut, Spindle I Box, and Brasses complete; one Flour Machine and one Smut Machine, with Driving Wheels and Straps complete.— »he before-mentioned Work to include Patterns, Castings, *nd Timber, and Smiths' and Millwrights' Work, and to be completed within a given time to be fixed by agreement. Persons disposed to Contract for the Work above specified, are requested, before the expiration of the present Month, to send in Tenders for that purpose to Mr. HENRY EVANS, Solicitor, Gloucester. Letters and parcels to be paid. MONMOUTHSHIRE^ Pontypool District of Turnpike Roads. NOTICE is hereby given, that the TOLLS arising at the ,L. several Toll-Gates within the said District, called or known by the names of the PONIVMOII.K GATE, and the Pr.NYRnroLiiin GATE, will be respectively LET by AUC- TION, to the best bidder, at the House of Mr. JOII:" JOSHUA, at TnoSNANT, on Thursday, the Ninth day of February next, between the hours of Twelve and Two in the Afternoon; in the manner directed by the Act passed in the Third Year of his late Majesty King George the Fourth, For Regulating Turnpike Roads," which Toths produced the last year the several Sums following — Pontymoile Gate £ 680 Penyrhedlhir Gate £$10 above the expences of collecting them, and will be put up at tfn»e SutwM' Wfeoevetntaopens toi hp the best Bidder, must at the satnep pay Btvo Mowttis^em^n^dvAnce, and Secuiity' pay Btvo Mowttis^em^n^dvAnce, and Secuiity' with sufficient Sureties to the satisfaction frf live T^rfSfee*oP' the said Turnpike Roads, for payment of the rast of the mo- fcey monthly. CHARLES THOS. EDWARDS, Clerk to the Trustees of the said Turnpike Roads. Dated this 4th day of January, 1837. PROTEST AGAINST, AND UNQUALIFIED OPPO- SITIONTO, THE PROPOSED (?itgIanSf anft grclann i&ultoas. WE, the undersigned INHABITANT-HOUSEHOLD- W ERS, OCCUPIERS and OWNERS of LAND in the Parishes of WHITCHURCH and LLANGARRON, county of Hereford, having been s rved with a notice by HKSLOP, Esq., Solicitor for the Bill proposed to be obtained in the ensuing Session of Parliament for the England and Ireland Union Railway through South Wales," do hereby ex- press our unqualified dissent from the said line of Hallway through the Village of Whitchurch, and our fixed determina- tion tot>ppose it, and call on other occupiers and owners of Land to do the same, believing, as we do, that the proposed Railway is uncalled for and unnecessary; there being for its maintenance merely the travelling and carrying, which are found barely sufficient to support ou the road two Mail Coaches, and tTo Stage Coaches, Daily, and four Stage Waggons Weekly. William Brown. William Fisher. Mary Ann Turton. Thomas Watldns. Thomas Drew. Thomas Watkins. Ann Evans. George Davis. Thomas Harper. Sarah Jones. William White. Frederick Mayo. John Baker. William Gwynne. B. Robinson. James James. John Brown. John Millington. Thomas Addis. Samuel Millard. John James. Whitchurch, near Ross, Dec., 1836. TO MR. EVAN ROBERTS, RELIEVING OFFIcER FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF THE NEW- PORT UNION. SIR,—In perusing the columns of the Merlin of the 7th instant, I perceived a letter addressed to me by you, and having given to it my most deliberate consideration, I consi. der it a duty which I owe to myself and the public to send you the following reply. The case between you and the pauper alluded to stands thus: — When the Poor-law Amendment Act" came into operation in Mynydislwyn, the name of the pauper (Marga- ret Morgan) was struck off the list of paupers; three weeks elapsed before she made application to the Board of Guardi- ans the Board having acceded to her application, you had orders to relieve her, and to make her full payment for the vacant weeks she, therefore, applied to you for payment, which you declined doing. Meeting you on the road, I asked your reason for refusing to pay her the vacant, weeks, after you had been ordered by the Board to do so. You offered to pay the money to me. except a shilling which you paid her for carrying a bastard child for you from the workhouse bes- yond Mynydislwyn church, a distance of more than two miles, which you said you would keep. I said in reply, that, as you paid her the shilling for service done by her at your request, it was unjust for you to keep it out of her parochial relief. I wrote a letter to the Board in her favour, and when it was read, you stated to the Board, that she had grossly abused you therefore, she was doomed to be punished with non-payment. Being convinced of the erroneousness of the statement, 1 addiessed another letter to the Board contradict- ing your statement. Now, sir, in your letter in the Merlin, you endeavour to shift over the abuse from the pauper to me, stating, that if I had been informed that you had made such a statement to the Board, that I had been wrongly informed. If I have been wrongly informed, that misinformation must have pro- ceeded either from the ignorance or from some evil design of the informants. I presume that such a misiuloimotion could not proceed from the former, because it was made by Guar- dians who were then present; nor from the latter, as they are gentlemen of high respectability, and of unimpeachable integrity. If the statement which you made to the Board had been, that I had abused you, it would be equally as erroneous as the other. During the first interview which I had with you, 1 only simply told you that it was not right for you to keep a shilling out of her parochial relief, on account of a shilling which you paid her for service done at your request. Was that an insult for you, sir? And at the close of the second and last conversation I had with you on the subject, you kindly invited me to dine with you the following Sabbath. Was that a sign that I had used gross insulting language" to you ? W hat will the readers of the Merlin and the Guar- dians of the Newport Union say of this ? However, be the thing the one way or the other, what I contend for remains unhurt—that the pauper is justly entitled to payment. If she never abused you, why is she punished with non-payment? Or, if I had used gross insulting lan- guage" to you (but I deny it), is she to be punished for an offence committed by me ? The concluding sentence in your letter is an advice for me to spend the remainder of my days to a good purpose. May your and my remaining days be few or many In number, we ought to spclul them to a good purpose, among other things, by judging righteously,—pleading the cause of the poor and the needy,—learning to do well,—seeking judgment,—re- lieving the oppressed,—judging the fatherless, and pleading for the widow.— Proverbs xxxi. 9, Isaiah i. 17. I am, sir, your's, ixc., Pentwynniawr, Jan. U > 1837. DAVID J> THOMAS. TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. WANTED,—A well-educated YOUTH, as an AP- PRENTICE to a CHEMIST and DRUGGIST.— Premium moderate.—Applications (post paid) to be made to GRIFFITH PHILLIPS, Cardiff. WANTED, BY a Family in the Country,—A Good PLAIN COOK, where a Dairymaid is kept. No one need apply who cannot bring a good character from her last situation. Letters or applications, addressed (post paid) to Miss Heath, Library, Monmouth. WANTED, In a Family in the Neighbourhood of Crickhowtll, where a I Butler is kept, A Sober, steady, good FOOTMAN, who can have a good character from his last place.—For paiticulars, enquire of Messrs. ALLEN & WATKINS, Drapers, Abergavenny. PILLGWENLLY, NEWPORT. TO LEI',—A BAKEHOUSE, with a good Oven, com- plete with every other requisite article for conducting the business, with a good connection attached. Apply (if by letter, post paid,) to Mrs. MARGARET JONES, Pillgwenlly. MISS VAUGHAN'S SCHOOL will RE-OPEN on MONDAY, the 23d instant. Cardiff, January 5th, 1837. V BOARD AND EDUCATION. NEWLAND FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. THE Trustees of this School, conducted by theRr.v.T. MOHGAV, are enabled to offer, on very low terms, In- struction in the usual branches of aCLASSICAL and COM- MERCIAL EDUCATION-the former consisting of the Latin and Greek Languages (commencing with their ele- ments)—the latter, Writing, Arithmetic, and Book-keeping, and including History, Geography, English Composition, and an introduction to Mathematics. Religious instruction' of a comprehensive character, will be carefully provided for TERMS Yearly Boarders, above 12 years of age X20 per Ann. Ditto, under ditto 16 Weekly Boarders, above 12 years of age.. 16 Ditto, underditt0. 14 —— Books and Stationery, 10s per Quarter. Early application is requested to be made, to the Rev. T. MORGAN, Newland, near Coleford, Gloucestershire from I whom printed paiticulars (detailing the course of instruction) may be obtained. ROSS. JOHN BELLAMY, gratefully,acknowledging the liberal support he expeiienced during his residence in Boss, as aGHliM 1ST "and DRUGGIST, respectfully informs his nu-' nitrous Friends, and tlfe Publft* generaHy, he ttntitely t Disposed of the above Business, &c., on the lltli Oct., 1836. Knapp Cottage, Goodrich, Jan. 9th, 1837. TO BE LET, AND ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, A Large and Commodious WAREHOUSE, situated in COMMERCIAL-STREET, .NEWPORT, opposite the William the Fourth Inn, having every convenience re- quited tor carrying on an extensive trade; the Tram-road passing by the door. Apply (if by letter, post paid) to JOHN JONES, Grocer, &c., Brynmawr, near Abergavenny. For a view of the Premises, apply to Mr. Davies, William the Fourth Inn.
PRICES OF SHARES AT LONDON. Ac. of Shares. CANALS. Price per Share. 1005 Brecknock and Abergavenny 150/. sh. ]00 600 Glamorganshire, Averagecost.. 172/.13s4d. 230 2409 Alonniouths[iire I(X)I. sli. 200 533 Swansea 100/. sh. 220 3762 Severn and Wye &Rai)way.Av. 35[, sh. JOINT-STOCK BANKS. 10,000 Bank of Birmingham 50/. sh. 10/. pd. 10000 Birmingham Bank 50/. sh. 51, pd. 30,000 London & Westminster.. WOl. sh. 201. pd. 20iaJ 25.000 Liverpool 100/. sh. 10/. pd. 50,000 Manches.&Liverpl.Disct..lOO/.sh. 15/.pd. 20,000 illanc liester I(POI. sli. 25/. pd. 25,000 ;\(onmouthsh.& Glamorga nsh.. 20/.sh.51. Pll. 20,000 Provincial Bankoflreland.. 100/ sh.25/.pd. 20.000 National Bank of Ireland..50/.sh.l2g/.pd. 10,000 National Provinl. England.. 100/.sh.25/.pd. 80,000 North St 01. Bk.of England..10/. sh. all pd. 20.000 North and South Wales..20/. sli.2/. 1 Is. pd. 10,000 (J louccstershirc.5()f. sh. 101. pd. West of England and Scuth W ales) District 20/. sh. 10/. pd. S 20,000 Wilis and Dorset 15/. sh. 1^1. pd. IRON ItAlt,IVAVS. .0500 Birmingham and Gloucester 5/. pd. 9fal0 7500 Bir.,Br is.,&Thames J unction. 20!.sh. l/.pd. 660 Bristol and Exeter 100/. sh. 5/. pd. 350 Cheltenham .100/. sh. 7")00 Cheltm. 6c Gt. Western 100/. sh. 21t. pd. 14,000 Cheltm., Oxford, & 1001. sh-. 51. pd. Great North of England ,21. pd. 25,000 Grcat Western .1001. sh. 301. pd. 43ala2ala40
BRISTOL PIUCES CURRENT OF LEATHER AND RAW GOODS. lb. lb. d. d. lb. lb. d. d. Crop Hides, pr lb 30.35—12 to 13 BestPatm.SkinsGO 70-22 28 35 40—12 14 50 60 -20 22 ■40 50—13 15 010 50-17 20 50 00—15 18 Welsh Skins, heavy 19 22 Butts, English .Ifi 20—15$16J lignt. 11 16 2025—16)7 Kips, English 15 17 2530—1719 Petersburgh 14 16 Foreign 16 20—14 15 East India 14 16 20 25-15 16 Seal Skins, small 15 17 25 30—1 fi lf. £ large 12 14 30 35—16 17 HorseButts. 10 12 Extra strong ditto 17 18 Basils „ i0 14J Middlings 12 14 r_ I Foreign Hides.28 13 HAW GOODS. Shoulders, English 11 12 Dry B. A. Hides 8 10 Foreign 8 10 Salted 4 S Bellies, English 9 10 Irish Hides, heavy none Foreign 6 8 light none Dressing Hides.20 25—13 14 Irish Skins none 25 30-12 H Vent. noue 30 3«—13 15 Market Hides, 31 4| Best Saddlers' Skins 8 7 Hides 38 44-15 lfij -——— Shaved Hides 14 17 Bark £ (i to £ 7. 10s per ton. Bull Hides II 12 Valonia £ 16 to £ 20 per ton. English Horse Hides 12 15 Shumae .14s to 15s 6d per ewl. German ditto IS 17 Horns. 40s to 90s per 123. Spanish ditto 15 20 Glue Ficccs, best, Ditto Shaved, without 25s to 25s per cwt. butts I Is to ICs each. Common$3 to 12F.
Extract of a letter from an Officer of the Royal Navy, settled in Albany, Southern Africa, dated May 23, 1836.— Our society is increasing by families settling in this neigh- bourhood. Indeed, it is become quite English, and respectable too. I believe my success at fine wool growing has been the chief cause of it. I wish some more half-pay officers would come out and try their luck as I have done. I can see no reason why they should not be equally successful, I have about 26,000 acres of land, with a noble mansion on it, and somewhat above 5000 fine-wooled sheep, which bring me in about f,1200 a year on an average. I mean to go on in- creasing my flock until I get from 15,000 to 20.000. I keep but few cattle since the Caffre irruption. I paid too dearly for having so many before I lost about 200 head. The ap- pointment of a governor for the eastern division is a great point gained, and people may now emigrate to this pait in perfect safety. Provisions are very cheap meat only Id per lb., and every other thing in proportion. I cannot ima- gine the reason why people do not flock more to this colony, where X50 is equal to £ 150 in England, besides being the finest climate in the world." During the late severe frost sledge-diiving was a favourite amusement of the Parisians. Several elegant vehicles of this description were seen moving to and fto with the rapidity of lightning on the Boulevards in the Champs-Elysees, and other public promenades. PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE.—MEDICAL TESTIMONIALS.— There are certain jealousies pervading the minds of the mem- bers of the Medical Profession, which are frequently as diffi- cult to overcome as they are sometimes equally difficult to »i account for. Mr. Franks, the discoverer and proprietor of one of the most useful, and now universally adopted Medi- cines of the present day, ("Franks's Specific Solution of Copaiba,"); has been subjected to numerous and repeated at- tacks, (both openly and covertly,) and some of his professi- onal bretheren, for having been guilty of, as it is termed, a breach of Professional Etiquette," in publishing the writ- ten and unbiassed opinions of gentlemen of the highest repu- tation, testifying to the efficacy of his "Specific Solution of Copaiba," and in making this preparation a Stamped or Patent Medicine." We are glad to find, however, that Mr. Franks has put forth a statement (which will be found in another column of this day's paper) fully explaining the circumstances connected with the Testimonials in question,— the publication of which caused such an extraordinary sensa- | lion in the Medical Profession. The statement to which we I refer, cannot fail to be highly satisfactory to all fair judging | and impartial persons (whether members of the profession or < not) tending to prove, as it does most conclusively, not only, f that the preparation is one of the most valuable and important chemical discoveries of modern times, but that Mr. Franks (throughout the whole course of the proceedings connected with the publishing of the Testimonials of his professional brethren) has acted with the strictest regard to a due ob- servance of Professional Etiquette and those honourable considerations which guide the conduct and actuate the mo- tives of all liberal and high-minded men.— Observer of June 19, 1836.
So thick was the darkness in the metropolis this morning, that at one o'clock we left our office for a moment, and proceeded into the street, where we found it impossible to see our own hand, though raised for the purpose."—Standard. So dull, so murky was the day, I Our hand held up could not be seen, Which was a wonder in its way, Because the hand of course was clean. I But more than that we may reveal, Though few the cause will understand Now, when we hold it up lor Peel, H e cannot see another hand. And more afflicting still, we grieve, Much as some sign we wished to greet, We cannot possibly perceive, When he'll get back to Di)ii,iii?ig-street. Such is. alas! the mournful doom, To visit errors past or crimes, We still are lost in hopeless gloom, | While men deplore ths^ltered Times. 1 l-rtninf Chronicle,