IT IT 'I T' (DUTY FREE.) ii F "'HE TITHE COMMISSIONERS for England and Wales < hereby give Notice, that on the Eleventh day of July next, j *ey will proceed, either by themselves or by an Assistant Com- missioner, to ascertain and award the Total Sum to be paid by iVjay of Kpnl 'barge, instead of the Tithes of the parish of I'^OCKFIELD, in the county of Monmouth, according to the I'fovisions o( the Act for the Craimutation of Tithes in England •"id \Yales and that the firsj^Keeting for this purpose will be 'olden a» the Ri;r> LION INV.^thesaid parish, at Ten o'clock A the Forenoon of the day above mentioned, when all Persons "icrested are desired to attend.—Dated this 18th day of July, IR39. By order of the Board, lithe Commission Office. J. E. HOVENDEN, Secretary.
HEBDOMADARY. laan Sun Sun Moon'> Moon Moon Rite*. SeU. Age. Rises. Set#. IUNE. II. M. H.M. H.M. H.M. i Sunday afterTrinitv 3 43 r. IS I1-9 .i 31 0 52 J'ottrtay—IMidmimnifr Day 3 45 8 Ig |2*9 6 l> I 12 Inenday 34s 8 19 13*9 7 S3 I 4" £ »«dn.-»,| 3 46 8 19 Full 8 50 3 21 J* I- 3 46 8 19 «S'9 9 33 3 18 '"flay —UueenVictnria crowned..J 3 46 8 19 16-9 10 4 4 30 ^•llirdiiv. 3 47 8 IS 17*9 10 26 J SO iutiDay Ersoonc. Servh Ut l.rs<on, Sam. xll,—*1 !.e*fon, Luke rii. Service Le«»on, i Sam. xiii.—2(1 Les»on Ephes. i.
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|]TlrlE IMEfRLIIljj I Ketoport, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1839. Mr. GROTE brought forward his motion in favour Of VOTE BY BALLOT, on Tuesday evening, and TWO H'JKBRED AND EIGHTEEN members of the House of ^mmons declared themselves in favour of its adop- tlon! Such an increase of numbers to its former Supporters, is most gratifying to consider, and cer- tainly leaves no doubt as to the ultimate triumph of the measure. Every day has the more and more Proclaimed the necessity of the concession of secret Voting, and hence we find a gradual increase on the divisions in its favour In 1833 there were for the Ballot 106 Against it. 211 In 1835 For the Ballot. 146 Against it. 319 In 1B36 For the Ballot. 88 Against it. 139 In 1837 For the Ballot. 155 Against it 267 In 1S38 For the Ballot. 200 Against it. 317 In 1339 For the Ballot. 218 Against it. 335 Ahus, the majority of Tuesday night is just sixteen ^ore than in 1835, while the minority is increased to Eighteen members, either members 4f the Government, or persons holding office con- ected with the Government, voted with Mr. Grote, J^in'sters having at length left the question an OPEN ONE. Next vear we have not the slightest doubt that the numbers for and against it in the House, "rill be nearly balanced, and we question if by the flowing year it will not be the law of the land. Tile division of Tuesday night has spread terror in the ranks of the out-and-out supporters of Sir Robert Peel; for the Ballot, once made a part of elective machinery of the empire, all hopes of an appeal to the country would be fruitless, and the sun of.Toryism might be said to have set for ever. The of Thursday last almost piteously tells the Party, which it bepraises and abuses by turns, not to 11' to flatter itself that the Ballot question is disposed No It says, the Ballot is not at an end." ri>ly not, in this instance most truth-telling of all COrttemporary Tory editors, the Ballot is not at an \nd> nor ever shall be, while it is capable of secu- ring to the honest voter his business as well as his c^IJscience, and of enabling him to be the depository of his own secret, and not at the mercy of the proud and insolent invader of his rights. The higher 0 ranks of life, among which are men who, from their stations and their fortunes, should consider them- selves to be above the influences of fear, and called upon by their positions to challenge the strictest scrutiny into their acts, yet disdain not to avail .^selves of the secrecy of tlie Ballot box, and put in their black or their white ball, just as their inte- rest or inclination directs. Yet we hear not from t'16 saloons of the Carlton Club, or from the pen of the Rev. Sidney Smith, any strong remonstrances On this departure from old English manhood and C, Morality. No The practice is daily pursued in the clubs and public institutions and it was only the other day, that Sir Robert Peel availed himself the privilege, and gave his secret vote at the St. Gorge's Hospital election of annual officers. There as been no cry raised against the Right Honourable arOnet for doing this and we cannot, for the life of Us, see why that which is considered right and Pr°per for a Conservative Baronet to do in London, f. £ uhl be thought a gross departure from old Eng- .lsh manhood and morality," for a shopkeeper to do 'n Newport or a farmer in the Vale of Usk. But, if the matter be examined more closely-if the veil be rent, and the features of political charlataneric ruly exposed, it will be soon found that no very Particular regard for old English manhood and mo- rality pervades the breasts of those who now so ^udly raise their voices in favour of open voting, .hey countenance and support it, because by it the tQPle can, with impunity, be plundered out of the t st fruits of the Reform Bill, and a Parliament re- cced, possessed neither of that strength nor effi- gy necessary to grapple with the many great y of the State. By open voting bribery and in- s 'dation are widely and flagitiously practised by ?ret voting full freedom of choice would be per- Itted; and merit, honesty, talent, and character- t patronage, subserviency, and money-made the of a candidate's qualifications. All who favour jlatter cry out against the supporters of the Bal- ot, ancj may ke said to be in the state of mind ol hose described by the satirist:— Omnes lii metuunt versus, odere poetas, ■p Fcenum habet in cornu longe fuge." V. "c opinion is now, it may be said, to be gene- ty in favour of secret voting and public opinion, 's well known, influences nearly all the springs of as h our domestic and foreign poiicy. The Queen, ^ell as the peasant, is more or less influenced by and, as the public resolve, so the Minister must °ceed. Public opinion carried the Reform Bill in '*2 public opinion will add the Ballot to its other j ^chinery in 1842. Let not the Tories exclaim vio- ^tly or unmeasuredly at this. To themselves, and emselves alone, they chiefly owe the change which as been wrought in men's minds. If the Reform Bill, thssed in 1832, had been left to work its own way, as e original intentions of Lord Grey would have carried out, and there would now have been a j?lr representation of the people in the House but e temptation to both corruption and intimidation been too strong, and the Reform Bill has, in Sequence, become inoperative for the great pur- of good originally intended, and has conferred Jnd of mock franchise upon the people. Mem- at the present moment, sit in Parliament, as th hy t^e Member f°r Edinburgh, who owe seats to votes extorted by fear and we cer- ainly think, with the Hon. Member, that it ^°Uld be infinitely better that they sat for Old Sa- for by sitting for Old Sarum, they would be 110 representatives of the people, no more than they ^,ere representatives of tlie people at the present ^liej At Old Sarum there were no threats of ■)('ctrnent, because a voter had more regard to his Public duty, than to his private interest. At Old ^•rum, the voter was never put to the alternative, ether he would abandon his principles, or reduce the family to Stress. All tyranny was bad, but %vor$t was that which worked with the machi of freedom." Mr. Grote's speech was worthy o hIs distinguished reputation, and the noble se- Nder, Lord Worsley, made a most important state- ent, which clearly proved that the tenantry of a p^at agricultural county, have been so coerced and 1 lmidated, that they would, even if the opportu- .ty presented itself to-morrow, be afraid to give leir support to a measure which must be dear to *eir hearts. I have not been," said the Noble tk° re(luested to second the motion, either by Government or by my constituents for 1 must that if an election were now to take place in y own county, by the present mode of open otlngj I do not believe that the decision of my constituents would be in favour of the Ballot." Certainly not! The eye of the landlords would be on them, and however so much the ballot-box was preferred, the threat of the ejectment would be far too potent to be resisted. Lord John Russell made but a poor defence of the existing order of things, and was most ably replied to by Mr. Shiel. In- deed, the debate, taken altogether, was most credi- table to Mr. Grote's supporters, and must be most important in its general effects upon the country. Among those who voted in the minority, we feel much pride in having to record the names of W. A. Williams, Reginald J. Blewitt, Sir B. Hall, Sir Joseph Guest, and E. B. Clive. le-
LATESTINTELLIGENCE. LONDON, THUIISDAY EVENING. The division on the Ballot is the subject of conversation in every circle; and, as the friends of progressive Reform rejoice at the triumph of truth and reason, the abettors of the old sys- tem of intimidation and corruption quail when they contem- plate the loss of the means which have enabled them to oppress and plunder those whom they pretended to represent. It is indeed a subject of congratulation to the friends of rational Reform and it affords a hope that our institutions may be ameliorated without the intervention of that violence to which the bigoted and unteachable disciples of the old school would expose us. The Ballot must be'carried; the wavering and unsteady, and those who look to support only successful mea- sures, will lend their voices to the popular demand, and it can- not be witheld much longer. This is the opinion here, in the best informed circles. The last accounts from Constantinople, which are to the 28th ult., are unfavourable. They assure us that the probability is, that the intrigues of Russia have been successful, and that war is almost inevitable in the East. The Sultan is with difficulty restrained from leading his armies in person against the viceroy of Egypt.—The French papers contain nothing of interest. The Newport Dock Bill was this day read a second time, and ordered to be printed. THE FlI N DS. Since the early part of the morning, when Consols were 931, i for the Account, they have improved to 931 J. We have just received the Dutch mail of the 19th of June prices, Two-and a-Hatf per Cent; 55!; Five per Cents., 1025-16. Every preparation was making by the Dutch Govern ment for a peace establishment. Reduced Three per Cents., 92 ■§• Exchequer Bills, 28 30 India Bonds, 32 3-1; Bank Stock, rather lower, reached 192, at present 191J. In the Foreign Market, Colombian Stock was the chief spe- culation, and improved to 33J, since which it has receded to 4 331 Spanish Active, 191 Belgian, 102 Danish, 741 j Dutch 4 Two-and-a-half per Cents., nothing done; Five per Cents, i02g. The following has been posted at the Exchange :— BANK OF ENGLAND.—At a Courtof Directors, held 20th June, 1839. Rcsolved,-That the rate of interest on Bills of Exchange, and Notes discounted at the Bank of England, be 5ii per cent from this day.
NEWPORT"POLICE.—JUNE 20. Before the Mayor, Wm. Brewer, and Lewis Edwards, Esqs. Jeremiah Bryant and Morris Meaghan were charged with stealing several articles of wearing apparel, the property of Solo- mon Lyons, a dealer in clothes in this town. It appeared by the evidence of the prosecutor, that on Saturday last he missed several articles of wearing apparel; and the prisoner Bryant, who had been up to that time in his service, went away on Sun- day, without giving no'ice of his intention to leave. He went to Bristol in search of him. He there saw him, at the door of a public-house, in company with Meaghan and another, when Meaghan took out of his pocket a handkerchief and handed it to the third person but being observed by a constable, who ac- companied Lyons, he took it from him, when Lyons claimed it as his. The handkerchief was produced and identified by Lyons as having been in his house on Saturday night. One of the prisoners had sold a pair of trowserssuch as had been stolen from Lyons, at the New Passage. And a person named Silver- stone, who is in the employ of Lyons, saw the prisoner Meag- han offer a trowsers for sale at the Coach and Horses, in Bristol. The further hearing of the case was postponed till Monday, to afford time to produce the trowsers which had been sold at the New Passage, and also the person who bought it. A woman named Catherine Evans, in whose house the prisoner Bryant lodged, was charged with having in her possession a pair of slippers, the property of Lyons. Lyons being unable to swear positively to the slippers, the woman was discharged. John Dew and Wm. FloJd, on the complaint of E. Oliver, were hound in their own recognizances to be of good behaviour for six months. John Walton was charged by Susannah Folland, with having threatened to do her some grievous bodily ihjury. The com- plainant is nurse at the Seamans' Hospital, in Charles-street; and on the evening of Wednesday, the children of the prisoner were making much noise at the door, when she interfered with them, in consequeoee of there being some patients in the oouae. Shortly afterwards prisoner came out and threatened her, for speaking to his chitd he was tipsy at the time. The prisoner having acknowledged the charge, and promised not to be guilty of the like again, was dismissed on payment of costs. e
COMMITMENTS TO USK HOUSE OF CORRECTION. JUNE Thomas Edmunds, by the Rev. James Gabb and John Irving, Clerks, convicted of maliciously damaging a cart, the property of John Morgan, of the town of Usk, hallier. One month hard labour, or pay £2. lIs. 6d., fine and co3ts.—Mar- garet Rees, by Francis Lewis, clerk, charged with stealing, at the parish of Trevethin, one cap, and other articles, the pro- perty of Morgan Watkins—and one pair of stockings, the pro- perly of Eliza George—Henry Pearce and Thomas Thomas, by the same magistrate, convicted of being rogues and vagabonds, in the parish of Trevethin. Seven days' hard labour. JUNE 15.—Mary Golding, by Thomas neece, Esq., charged with steahng in the town of Usk, one pair ofctogs, and other rlrw,les' llu Pp?per,y John Phillips, innkeeper.—Thomas Williams, by Thomas Phillips and Lewis Edwards, Esqrs., charged with assaulting and beating one Ellen W eltin, at the borough of Newport. One month, or pay £1. 5s. 6d., fine and costs. J7--Henrl Walters, by William Curre, Esq., charged with stealing from the person of James Evans, Esq. at Chep- stow one silk handkerchief— John Young and Thomas Jones, by the same magistrate convicted of being idle and disorderly persons in the parish of Chepstow. Three months hard labour. JUNE 19.—^Evan Davis; and William Pritchard, by Francis Lewis, clerk, and W H Little, Esq., convicted of misconduct in the employment of Messrs. Lawrence and others, at Tre- ^fi J A yS hard ,ab°ur—Susannah James, an idle and disorderly person, from Trevethin. Fourteen days' 1' 1 1, 3 /•" Henry Mdner, for assaulting and beating James Masker of the parish of Lanover. Seven days' or pay 16.. Number of prisoners in the house :-Prisoners for trial, 28 summary convictions, under sentence, &c., 40 total, 68.
An Address, congrlTulatmg her Majesty upon her late escape from domination, has been respectably and nume- rouslyjigned at Ludlow, in Shropshire, and forwarded to Lord Normanby for presentation. BATH RACES.—-tirst day (Wednesday), the sweepstakes of 50 sovs. each, h. ft 23 subs., was won by Air. Sadler's Decep- tion, the Somersetshire Stakes of 25 sovs, each, with 50 added, won by Mr. C. Codnngton na. Caravan; the Kelston Stakes of 30 sovs. each with 22 added, won by Mr. Etwall's Hill Coolie; Sweepstakes of 30 sovs. for foals of 1837, won by Mr. Sadler s Petulant. There was some good racing on the SCC(\Vedne8day 'C S CS were not of so great importance as ,Tu U B/OOMSBunJ CASE.—The manifesto to the Jockey Club has been signed by a considerable number of gentlemen, and will, no doubt lead to such an alteration in the laws of racing, as will render betting independent of any question of pedigree. r J 1 At the ordinary meeting of the Zoological Society, on Tues. day a member exhibited several fishes analogous to the white- bait caught in the I hames, which were procured from a river in North ales. It was until lately considered that this fish was found exclusively in the Thames—but it has been discovered both in Cornwall and North Wales, as also in several parts of Scotland. v NEWBRIDGE PETTY SESSIONS.—The next meeting will take place at the Carpenters' Arms Inn, on Tuesday, the 25th of June,
THE PRINCIPALITY. The following Commissions have been signed by the Lord- Lieutenant of the county of Brecon :—Joseph Bailey, jun., bsq., M.P., to be Deputy-Lieutenant; Walter Witkins, Esq., M.P., to be ditto; Charles Powell, Esq., to be ditto. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Monday se'nnight, after 10 o'clock at night, Wm. James, a waggoner in the employ of Mr. Thos. Jenkins of Brecon, was driving a team with a loaded timber. carriage down the Cerrigcochion hill, near that town, when, through not locking the wheel in time, he was struck down) at>d the carriage passed over both his legs. He was immedi- a'ely taken to the infirmary, where it was discovered that he had sustained a simple fracture of one leg, and a compound fracture of the other, which was amputated below the knee. He is in a fair way of recovery. The unfortunate man has a wife and six children. DARING ROBBERY.—About eleven o'clock on Sunday week, as Mr. David Price, of Llanafan Fawr, Breconshire, was pro- ceeding from Ship-street, Brecon, towards the Green Dragon, he was met opposite the bank of Messrs. Wilkins and Co., by William Davies and Joseph Adams, tailors (both inhabitants of the town), and after some conversation they agreed to go to a public-house in the Watton but on the Watton Pitch, Price was thrown down by his companions and robbed of a £5. note two sovereigns, and seven or eight shillings, also a memoran- dum of the receipt 4f a bond for £700., and another memoran- durn for £200., and several letters and receipts. On the fol- lowing morning, Price immediately apprehended the parties. After a lengthened examination which took place before Dr. Lucas and Thomas Meredith, Esq., they were committed for trial at the next assizes. The memorandum for £ 700., was found in the street on Monday morning.—Cambrian. CARDIFF AUXILMRY BIBLE SOCIETY.—The Anniversary of this Society was held at the Town-hall, on Monday last, the 10th instant, the mayor in the chair. Several clergymen, dis- senting ministers, and laymen, addressed the meeting, which was more numerously attended than we remember to have wit- nessed on any former occasion. An elegant and deeply inte- resting address was delivered by Thomas Sanger, Esq., the de- putation from the Parent Society, after which a collection was made, amounting (with a donation of £ 1. Is. from J. Bruce Pryce, Esq.) to upwards of £10. It is confidently expected by all who took part in the proceedings of the evening, that the meeting will be productive of renewed exertions in Cardiff and the neighbourhood on behalf of this noble society. Mr. Sanger met the ladies' committee on the following morning, and some resolutions of a practical nature were passed. At the public meeting, and in the committee, Mr. Sanger strongly recom. mended to all the perusal of the last year's rejHHi of the Parent Society, and the speeches made at the thirty-fifth aniversary held on the first of May, in London.—Merthyr Guardian. SWANSEA.—On Sunday, the 2nd inst., at the Wesleyan Chapel, Swansea, a petition against the Ministerial Plan of Education, was left in the lobby of the chapel for signatures of the congregation the preacher from the pulpit urging the neces- sity of counteracting such plan, as it contemplates introducing a Roman Catholic version of the scriptures with notes, and also a Socinian version. On the following Sunday also, another minister who officiated, earnestly requested those who had not already signed the petition, to come forward for that purpose. On each occasion some signatures were obtained.—Ibid. ROYAL INSTITUTION OF SOUTH WALES.—At the annual meeting of the subscribers to this Institution, held at the Town Hall, Swansea, on the 1st instant, the following noblemen and dignitaries of the Church were named Vice-Patrons:—The Duke of Beaufort, the Marquess of Bute, Marquess Camden, Earl Cawdor, Earl of Dunraven, Earl Jersey, Earl Ashburn- ham, Earl Abergavenny, Lord Dynevor, the Bishop of Llano daff, and the Bishop of St. David's. L. W. Dillwyn, Esq., was elected President; and the undermentioned gentlemen Vice-Presidents for the ensuing year:—The Worshipful the Mayor; Lord Adare, F.G.S.; the Right Hon. Sir R. H. Viviau, Bart., K.C.B.; J. H. Vivian, Esq., M.P., F.R.S., and F.G.S. C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P., F.R.S.; Sir John Morris, Bart.; J. D. Llewelyn, Esq., F.L.S.; and Rev. W. Hewson, D.D. i' In consequence of the dry weather, fish in the river Tivy have suffered much, and hundreds of them have been destroyed by unlawful means. It is a pity that so fine a river should not be better preserved. Carmarthen Fair, on Monday se'nnight, was well attended by dealers. The show of horses was greater than usual, and the sale was brisk, at high prices. Very few cattle were exhi- bited—those sold went off at moderate prices. The pig fair, on the following day, was well stocked, and high prices were given.—Silurian. CORONER'S INQUEST.—CAUTION TO PARENTS.—On Thurs- day, 30th of May, an inquest was held at Llwyndwrid, in the parish of Langeler, Carmarthenshire, before George Thomas, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of Thomas James, an infant child, aged three years. It appeared that in the absence of his mother he had gone too near to the fire, and his clothes ignited, whereby he was burnt to death.—Verdict—" Accidental death by burning." A woman was this week severely and fatally hurt by the fall of a tree in a wood belonging to Mr. Evans, timber-merchant, Maesisaf, Llanybyther, Carmarthenshire. She survived the accident but a short time.— Welshman. The annual meeting of the Congregational Dissenters within the counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke, was held at Neuaddlwyd, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 5th and 6th instant. It is supposed that from fifteen to twenty thou- sand people had assembled on the occasion. Sermons were preached by the Rev. Messrs. Hughes, Treleach Davies, Pan- teg; Davies, London; Mortimer, Solva; Preese, Carmarthen Evans, Lancashire; Williams, Llanwrtyd Price, Cwmllyn- fell; and Griffiths, Alltwen. Several other ministers took part in the devotional services. The sermons throughout were truly excellent. The great truths of Christianity were enforced in an arble and impressive manner, and did not fail to produce the desired effect. The intelligence brought by the ministers of the state of religion UMhsir respective churches was highly encou- raging, and filletftlie hearta of all with thanksgiving to Him who giveth the increase. Weare glad to state that the re- spected senior pastor of the church at Neuaddlwyd, the Rev. Dr. Philipps, was enabled to attend the meeting. His ap- pearance, together with the short address delivered by him, pro- duced great effect upon the assembled multitude.— Ibid. The recognition of the Rev. D. Hughes, late of Newport, Monmouthshire, as pastor of the congregational churches of Treleach and Blaenycoed, formerly under the pastoral care of the late venerable Morgan Jones, took place on Wednesday and Thursday last. Mr. Hughes has entered upon a very wide field of labour, and has every prospect of success.—Ibid. SINGULAR FACT.—There may at present be seen and heard, in a plantation belonging to Sir S. R. Glynne, Bart., M.P., near Bluckley Mountain, Flintshire, a blackbird which fre- quently during the day finely imitates the crowing of a cock. An inquest was lately held at Abercerdinen, in the parish of Lampeter, by J. H. Thomas, Esq., coroner, on the remains of an infant child found in a garden near that place. Though strong suspicion was attached to a girl of that neighbourhood, and though several persons underwent a strict and impartial examination by the worthy coroner, yet nothing could be elu- cidated to fix guilt on any known party whatever; and there- fore a verdict was recorded accordingly. Powell, the Chartist leader, still remains in Montgomery gaol, being unable to obtain bail.—Salopian Journal. GLOUCESTERSHIRE. A petition from the parish of Bisley, in this county, praying the House to make no farther grants of the public money for the purpose of education, without satisfaction being obtained as to their equitable appropriation and efficient application upon principles accordant with the civil equality of all religious deno- minations," was presented to the House of Commons by Mr. Baines, M.P. for Leeds, on Tuesday last. Number of signa- tures, 601.-Gloucester Journal. A petition, containing 1301 signatures, from the parish of Stroud and its neighbourhood, prayiog the house to make no further grants of the public money for the purpose of education, without satisfaction being obtained as to their equitable appro- priation and efficient application upon principles accordant with the civil equality of all religious denominations, was sent, on Tuesday last, to Lord John Russell, to be presented to the House of Commons.— I bid.. SUICIDE.——A distressing case of suicide occurred in the nver Severn, near this city, on Tuesday evening last. The deceased was a young woman named Jane Griffiths, aged 18 years, of Quay-street, in the parish of St. Nicholas, in this city, and the cause which led to the perpetration of the rash act appears to have been distress of mind at being, as is reported, in the family way, and at harsh treatment and reproaches which it is said she received—Ibid. CHURCH RATES.—We stated last week that a poll was to take place on Monday in the parish of St. John, in this city, on the question of postponing a church rate for six months.— On Monday morning the parties appeared prepared for the trial of strength, and the general supposition was that it would have terminated in favour of the opponents of the rate. The Rev. F. T. Bayly, however, exerted himsetfin the praiseworthy character of a conciliator, and on his undertaking that an ex- plicit statement of all the items for which the proposed rare was required should, without any evasion or concealment, be sub mitted to the parishioners by the churchwardens, the poll was not persisted in, and another meeting, it was arranged, should be called for Thursday next, to take the subject into considera- tion.— Ibid. NEWNHAM VICTORIA HOUSE WARMING DINNER.—On Wed- nesday, the 5th instant, the little town of Newnham was quite enlivened in consequence of the above dinner, which was attended by about 110 gentlemen of respectability in the town and neighbourhood. The chair was taken by S. Baker, Esq., whose eloquence in introducing the variotis toasts, which were very judicIously selected for the occasion, gave the greatest de- light to the company. The dinner provided was most excellent, and the wines were of the best description. Messrs. Bishop and Thomas, &.c., of the city of Gloucester, were present and sung in excellent style, and a more harmonious and comforta- ble meeting never took place in the improving town of Newn- ham.—-Ibid. CLArM AS HEIR AT LAW TO THE LATE MR. WOOD.—A gen- tleman named Howell, residing at Ashton Ingham, in Here- fordshire, has advertised in the Gloucester Journal, for the pur- pose of requestmg any information that may enable him to trace the ancestors of the late Jemmy Wood," for three ge- nerations the advertiser stating that he has reasons for sup- posing himself related to the deceased, and no doubt with views of establishing a claim to the vast wealth left by him. A Literary and Scientific Association has been formed in Glocester, of which the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, the Duke of Beaufort, and Lord Segrave are patrons. BRISTOL. The petition from this city, in favour of National Education, on the principles o civil and religious liberty, was forwarded Wednesday evening. It contained upwards of 8000 signa- tures. A separate petnion from the brush-makers was pre- sented in the House ot Commons on Monday by Mr. Berkeley. —Bristol Mercury. J } } THE LATK MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT AT KINGSWOOD.—During the week unremitting exertions have been made to clear the pit of the water, and to get out the bodies of the sufferers, but little has yet been effected owards that object, the water flow- ing in almost as rapidly as it is pumped out I bid. SHOCKING f:CI?^N.T" n Friday, as a man, named Danl Harris, was S 'rtpl .cin6.a ir°n retort on board of lhe Bristol and Newport steam-boat, it fell upon his leg, and so completely crushed it that, upon las being removed to the infirmary, Mr. f°un^ lt ne^8^ry to amputate the limb. Our Member P. W S M.les, Esq., has now nearly com- pleted his trooo of Yeomanry Cavalay, upwards of 50 of the most respectable yeoman in the neighbourhood having joined him- We hear that in fineness of men and horses, and com- pleteness in arms and accoutrements, the troop bids fair to be unrivalled,—Bristol Times,
SHIPPING- AND MERCANTILE. NEWPORT. IMPORTS from the 13th to the 20th inst. inclusive. Fortitude, Lewis, from Bridgwater, 000 bricks. St. Pierre, Herbert, from Bridgwater, 2000 bricks. Elizabeth and Sarah, Sandford, from Bristol, 24 pockets bops, 11 crates glass, 12 hampers empty bottles. Edward and Margaret, Jones, from Bridgwater, 4000 bricks. Union, Rennell, from Gloucester, 38 sacks potatoes. King David, Bailey, from Bristol, 100 barrels gunpowder- Curtis and Co. Blessing, Doddridge, from Bridgwater, 10,000 bricks—Mon- mouthshire Iron and Coal Co. John and Mary, Cox, from Bridgwater, 14000 bricks—John Clements 5 tons bay—to order. William, Sharman, from Bridgwater, 4000 bricks-W. and R. Thomas; G tons hay-to order. George, Tainplin, fm Bristol, 2 boxes 5 frails fruit—Rogers 1 box tobacco—Anthony Phillips 1 pipe oil-Stonehouse and Co 2 casks wine-Elsdon and Jones 1 box tobacco, 1 chest tea, 2 trusses goods, 1 hogshead sugar, 1 titlers, 2 boxes, 1 cask fruit-Martin Morrison 1 hogshead lump sugar, 5 hogsheads 2 casks sugar, 40 cheeses, 170 Dutch do., 38 sacks flour, 48 do. beans, 5 do. bran, 4 chests tea, 5 sheets lead, 10 carboys acid. 10 boxes raisins, and packages of goods for sundry persons. Commerce, Griffiths, from Waterford, 150 sacks flour, 700 barrels oats—25 bales bacon-Anthony Phillips. Union Packet, Hawkes, from Watchet, 22 sacks flour, 4 tons bran—Anthony Phillips. Friends, Burnard, lin Waterford, 312 quarters oats—Hughes and Co. 280 sacks lIour, 30 firkins butter-William Evans 50 do. do. 30 bales bacon-to order. Robert, Clampitt, fm Cardiff, 100 brls gunpowdei-to order. Caerleon, Bryant, from Bridgwater, 30000 bricks-to order. Taunton, Thomas, from Bridgwater, 50 sacks flou-W all & Burton 30 do. do.-Harfords, Davies, and Co.; 5 tons hay- to order. Gannet, James, from Bridgwater, 8000 bricks-J. Clements. Rhoda, Griffiths, fm Gloucester, 25 tons elm planks-to order. Samuel &Julia, Micholle, fm Jersey.87 casks cider—Gaudin. Mary, Stephens, fm Gloucester, 8 tons elm plank-to order. Mary, Gainey, from Bristol, 1 crab winch, 1 set of rolls and wheels, 8 hewse pipes-Thomas Powell; 1 weighing machine, 1 pair of trucks-Anthony Phillips 3 casks oil, 20 bundles of hoops, 10 do. rods, 100 bushels malt, 8 hogsheads, 3 casks, 44 matts sugar, 1 hogshead 1 cask molasses, 63 sacks flour, 8 bales bacon, 4 chests, 3 boxes 1 truss tea, 2 crates tin ware, 9 ham- pers bottles, 11 barrels, 20 kilderkins beer and porter, 7 boxes tobacco, 1 do. soap, 2 bags coffee, and other packages of goods for sundry persons. Eagle, Jones, from Portmadoc, 12000 duchess slates; Venus, Watkins, fm do., 15000 do. do.-Newport Timber & Slate Co. Tredegar, Johns, from Bristol, 204 axle moulds, 2 bars iron, 2 bundles sheet iron—Stonehouse & Co.; 1 cask, contents un- known—Bailey 4 hogsheads, 1 tierce, 2 casks sugar, 1 cask molasses, 2 hogsheads of cats, 6 hogsheads, 18 barrels, 38 kil- derkins beer and porter, and other packages of goods for sun- dry persons. Moderator, Williams, from Bristol, 1 truss goods—Anthony Phillips 1 basket do.—Corner and Co,; 1 cask black lead- Small and Co.; 20 sacks flour-M. Morrison 1 iron door and bolt-J. Harley 56 sacks flour, 46 do. malt, 4 chests 4 boxes tea, 2 hogsheads, 1 cask, 1 barrel sugar, 10 carboys acid, 10 coils ropes, 1 puncheon rum, 1 sheet lead, 30 cheeses, 2 case- hard rolls, and other packages of goods for sundry persons. Hibbert N. Binney, Price, from Cork, 100 sheep-to order. Julia, West, from Chepstow, 50 tons cinders-Clydach Co. Little John, Hayes, fm Youghal, 39 sheep, 2 pigs-to order. Fortitude, Lewis, from Bridgwater, 4000 bricks-to order. Blessing, Duddridge, fm Bridgwater, 7000 bricks—Clements. Berkeley, Reynolds, from Gloucester, 32i tons iron rnetal- Cwm-cel vn Co. Marie Rose, Halgand, from Rouen, and Argo, Decent, from Jersey—baHast. Letitia, Challicombe, from Ross Apollo, Mason, from Cork -cattle, sheep, and pigs. Smith, Hughes, from Cork-porter. John, Glass, from Jersey—96 casks (abont 8800 galls.) cider, 7 tons of potatoes, and 5 cases of household furniture—Sharp and Moreton, agents. Newport Trader, Jackson, from Gloucester; Friendship, Govier, fm Watchet; Betsey, Evans, fm Langharne Somerset, Towells, Hope, Burdge, fm Bridgwater Jane and Mary, Rich- ards, from Gloucester; William, Brokenshir, from Penryn and Gweek Sir R. R. Vyvyan, Mills, fm Padstow; and Thomas, Harding, fiom Barnstaple-corn and flour. Brothers, Quinton, from Chepstow—malt. Venns, Watkins—Racer, Griffiths-Betsey and Martha, Jones —Jaue, Hughes, from Portmadoc—slates. John, Jones, fm London-timber and deals. Phoenix, Taylor, from Swansea-pig iron. Cleveland, James, from Liverpool-sundries. Mary, Bowen, from Neath-beer and porter. Truro, Carter, from Truro-block tin. Busy, Coombe, from Bristol Traveller, Stribley, from Pad- stow Hetty Clifton, Bannister, for Lancaster; Unity, Pellage, and Olive Branch, Scantlebary, from Fowey Britannia, Trip lett, from Plymouth-iron ore. Friends, Jones, from Portmadoc—slates. Sarah, White, from Gloucester. Caerleon, Harwood-Moderator,Clatworthy-Bristol Packet, Tiver—Bristol Packet, Prewitt-Fanny, Jobns-George, Tainp- lin-Swift, Richards—Turtle, Oxland, from Bristol—sundries EXPORTS from the 13th to the 20th inst., inclusive. Tredegar, Johns, for Bristol, 50 tons pig iron—J.&C. Bailey; 326 bars iron-Blaenavon Iron Co. It tons forge iron-Russel. Fanny, Johns, for Bristol, 2! tons forge iron—Wm. Russell; 3 do. bar iron returned, 2 hampers wine-to order. Moderator, Williams, for Bristol, 14 boxes tin plates- C. ll. Leigh 10 tons pig iron-Pentwyn Iron Co. George, Tamplin, for Bristol, 7 £ tons bar iron-Clydach Iron Co.; 2 casks tar-Baker and Co. Mary, Gainey, for Bristol, 40 tons pig iron, 17 do. bar iron- J. and C. Bailey 3 do. tin plates-Machen Iron Co. Autumn, Janis, for Greenock, 95 tons oak—Thomas Powell. Betsey, Babbs, for Jersey, 20 tons coal-James Poole, jun. Bristol Packet, Tivers, for Bristol, 12 tons tin plates—Ma- chen Co.; 20 do. bar iron-Cwm celyn and Blaina; 5 do glue pieces-Powell, Abergavenny. Blaina, Oakley, for Worcester, 10 tons coke-Cwm-celyn and Blaina. Integrity, Pearse, for Hull, 180 do. rail iron—Small and Co. Sarah, Bailey, for Plymouth, 3 tons tin plates Mary, Raw- lands, for Liverpool, 120 do. pig iron-C. H. Leigh. Margaret, White, for Aberdeen, 98 tons bar and bundle iron -Thomson and Forman. Ballot, Hardie, for Glasgow, 51 tons bar iron Perseverance, Othen, for Waterford, 480 bundles nail rods Margaret, Wil- liams, for Liverpool, 210 do. bar and rail iron; Sylphede, Le Quellec, tor Rouen, 71 do. pig iron,—J. Corner and Co.: J. & C. Bailey. Redwick, Goodchild, for Quebec; Danube, Boyling, for Mi- rimichi, and Virgil, Wilson, for do.-in ballast. Samuel and Julia, Nicol, for Plymouth-40 tons coal—Sharp and Moreton, agents. Eleanor, Williams, for Bridport Hope, Tucker, for Gains- borough; Ann, Roberts, for Waterford Active, Roberts, for Belfast; Samuel, Davey, for Newcastle; Voryd, Jones, for Dublin Christy and Jane, Williams, for Glasgow Robert, Clampitt, for Cardiff; Trelissick, Andrews, for Hayle Eliza beth. Withers, for Llanelly Ebenezer, George, and Bristol, Will'inger, for Newcastle Hetty Clifton, Bannister, for Lan- caster Williams, Collings, for Cardiff. Caerleon, Harwood—Moderator, Clatworthy—Bristol Packcl. Prewitt-George, Tamplin-Swift, Ricliards-Turtle, Oxland, for Bristol—sundries. And 134 vessels with coal. SHIP NEWS. Arrived at Malta, May 17, the Marie Angel, Guezenec, from this port, for Trieste. All well. Arrived at Lisbon, June 6, the Enchantress, Newson, from this port. All well. Arrived at Quebec, May 20, Recovery, Sliaxsoti, from this port. All well. The Globe, Alexander, of this port, from Odessa and Con- stantinople, was at Glasgow 10th June. All well. At Amsterdam, in six days, from Cardiff, the Sarah Maria Ann, Williams.
FREIGHTS PER TON FROM NEWPORT TO THE FOLLOWING PLACES—FOR IRON. s. d. g. d. London. 11 6 Southampton ..11 0 Yarmouth 14 0 Portsmouth 10 0 Lynn 14 0 Exeter ]0 0 Hull 13 0 I Plymouth 10 0 Gainsborough 14 0 Cork.Wtrford.&Youghl 8 0 Selby 14 0 Sligo, Galway, and Li- Goole. 14 0 merick 10 0 Hartlepool 12 0 I Clyde and Londonderry 10 6 0 e Stockton 12 0 Drogheda and Dundalk 10 0 Sunderland 12 0 Dublin and Newry. 9 0 Newcastle. 12 0 I AyrandTroon.J 9 0 Leith and Dundee 15 0 Glassendock n 0 Aberdeen 15 0 Lancaster j] Q Arbroath 15 0 Runcorn 9 0 (Liverpool. 9 0 FOREIGN PORTS. s. d. per cent. s. j. „er Stettin .,18 0 and 5 Marseilles. 20 0 and 5 Konningsberg Leghorn 20 0 5 Hamburg 16 0 5 Malta and Genoa 23 6 5 Konningsberg Leghorn 20 0 5 Hamburg 16 0 5 Malta and Genoa 23 6 5 Altona 16 0 5 Naples 23 6 5 Amsterdam 17 0.. 5 Messina. 20 0 10 Dordt 17 0 5 Palermo 20 0 ]0 Rotterdam 17 0 5 Smyrna 25 0 10 Antwerp 17 0 5 Alexandria 25 0 10 Ostend 14 0., 5 Constantinople.. 20 0 5 Dunkirk 15 0.. 5 Ancona 22 6 10 Havre 18 0 5 Trieste 25 0 10 Honfleur I Venice 25 0 10 Rouen .ISO.. 5 Quebec Cherbourg New York 30 0 5 Oporto 15 0 5 Philadelphia. 30 0 P, 5 Lisbon 12 0 5 Rio de Janeiro.. 26 0 5 Gibraltar 12 6 5 Havannah 32 6 5 Barcelona, Port Cape of G. Hope 30 0 5 Malion.Cartha- gena & Alicant 16 0 5 FOR TIN-Is. per ton more than the above rates. FOR COALS—Is. per ton less than do. PRICES OF METALS. X. s. d. d. Bar Iron, per ton 10 0 0 Foundry Iron, No. 3 5 0 0 Nail Rods 10 10 0 I Tin Plates, I.c 1 13 0 Foundry Iron, No. 1 5 10 0 Ditto i.x 1 19 0 Ditto. No.2 5 5 0 M asters 3s. per box less. [From the Newport Mercantile Presentment.] From the 10th to the 16th inst. COALS SHIPPED cOASTWISE EXCEPT TO IRELAND. TONS. I TONS Newport Coal Co 4122 Tredegar Coal Co 954 J. F. Hanson 598 James Poole, jun. 547 W. and R. Thomas 373 R.Welsh 77 Ann Rees and Co 104 Mon. Iron and Coal Co. 72 J. Corner and Co 61 COAL SHIPPED COASTWISE TO IRELAND. Newport Coal Co.3290 Ann Rees and Co — J. F. Hanson 220 John Corner and Co. 300 Tredegar Coal Co. 300 WAREHOUSED UNDER BOND. 2 quartet-casks Portugal wine-Elsdon and Jones. DUTY PAID OUT OF BOND. 3c. deals, lc. deal ends, Ie. staves, 6 piece. fir timber-New. port Timber and Slate Co. lc. deals, 2 fathoms lathwood-B. Batchelor and Co. 3c. deals-J. J. Nicholas and Co. Ie. deals-Rebecca Harrhy. I puncheon rum, 1 cask Cape wine—James Wintle.
C'0 A ST I KG TRADE. INWARDS. Charming Nancy, Evans, fm Cardigan—oats Dispatch, Bar- not, for Bristol-timber; Alicia, Guest, Youghal-sundriee Nancy, Mugglewortb, fm Weston — potatoes Britannia, Dowell -Elizabeth, Pockett—Britannia, Giles-Affiance, Caudlish, fm Gloucester; Swift, Kempthorne, fin GJasgow-iron William, Miles, from Bristol-timber; Gyfldan, Jones, and Hopewell, Jones, fm Portmadoc-slates May-flower, Farmer, and Con- fidence, Williams, from Gloucester Enterprise, Green, from Newport; Friends, Davies, Castle, Jones, & Andes, Williams fin Bristol Liverpool Packet, Westlake, fm Watchet; Rpya Forester, Furney, and Nelly, Michael, from Bridgwater; Mary Owens, fm Limerick—iron. 21 vessels iron ore—34 in ballast OUTWARDS. Victory, Rudge, and Mary Ann, Morgan, for Bristal-srm- dries Sharon, Fox, for Newcastle Anne, Fowler, for Leitb William, Thomas, for Bristol; Herefordshire, Lewis, for Sun- derland; James Stephens, Williams, for Gooles; Ann and Mary, Davies, for Liverpool and Margaret, Reddie, for Lon- don—iron Robert, Clampitt, for Newport, Earl of Devon; Grace, for Newcastle, and Lark, Hughes, Neath-sundries, Cumberladd, Bawser, for Belfast, Agnes, O'Brien, for Water- ford, and St. Agnes, Carter, for St. Agnes-iron and coal; Newcastle, Leed, for Glasgow; Ruby, Butler, for London; Minearld, Tregarthen, Acn and Mary, Davies, and Friends, Jones, for Liverpool; Grace, Saundrv, for London Surprise. Evans, for Newry; New Arm, Stocks, Exeter; and William, Pearn, for Bristol-iron. 42 with coal.
The wretched state of the Severn demands the most serious attention. In many places the water in the centre of the stream is scarcely knee-deep, presenting, in addition to an appearance mean and ansightly in the extieme, an absolute bar to naviga- tion. During the latter part of last week, one hundred and twenty vessels were detained at Upton Bridge, waiting for a rile in the water.— Worceftershire Chronicle. We have on several occasions noticed the increasing arrivals of shipping in the port of Swansea, from foreign ports, with copper ore. The following vessels arrived during the present week, which is a further proof of the gratifving fact:— Dake of Clarence 00 oo-W bite 00 00 from Cuba.360 tons. Lord Anson, Le Bauf.ditto. 160 — Britannia.Cobb.ditto.300 — Amethyst .Davidson ditto 280 — Sarepta Richardson. ditto. 470 — Ann. Harvey. Valparaiso.230 — -Cambrian. -1800 LARGE ARRIVALS OF SHIPPINNO.—The port of London has presented a very busy appearance during the whole of the last week, in consequence of the nnmeroes arrivals of shipping front all parts of the globe, many of which had been detained by ad- verse winds in the channel. A favourable change enabled the ships to make for the river, and during five days, but particu- larly on Wednesday and Thursday ae'nnight, a large number of ships, including nearly one hundred sail, from the East and West Indies, China, the Cape, Sydney, and Hobart Town, and. several from America, were towed up the p^ol and hauled into the London and St. Katharine's docks. The East and West India docks are also crowded. The French port duties of 2f. 50c. per ton on French vessels returning in ballast from Great Britain and Ireland have .*ieen reduced to 75c. per ton. They are shipping oatmeal at Liverpool for the north of Ire- land. NEW BRANCH OF TRADE.—Since government granted per- mission to the sugar refiners of Scotland to manufacture foreign sugar in bond for exportation, a new branch of trade has been opened up to the merchants in this district. Last week, the fine ship James Turcan arrived at Greenock from the Spanish settlement of Manilla, with 400 bales of Manilla hemp, and nearly 11,000 bags of sugar, for the house of T. Fairrie and Co., of Greenock. She is the first ship that ever entered the Clyde from the port of Manilla direct; and when a correspondence with that settlement and our merchants sball be properly estab- lished, some considerable advantage may be anticipated. About five or six years ago, a Danish brig made repeated arrivals at Greenock, and loaded general cargoes for Manilla but she never returned from thence direct, having always proceeded to Hamburg to discharge, from whence she again returned to Clyde. Every opening of a new trade must be an additional source of gratification to our merchants, who, with ceaseless activity, are daily seeking out new markets in every country and corner of the earth.—Glasgow Chronicle. THE TRADE OF THE COUNTRY.-The official returns which have just been made public, relative to the trade of the United Kingdom, prove that though the past year was not marked by any speculations, still the trade of the country is in a healthy and sound condition. It is shown by these returns that the value of imports into the United Kingdom (at per official va- luation), was £ 61,268,320., being an increase of £ 6,500,000. over the imports of IS37. The increase of exports of the pro- duce and manufactures of the United Kingdom has been from £ 72,548,047. to 92,450,234., or very nearly £ 20,000,000. Ac- cording to the returns the real or declared value of the prodace and manufactures of the United Kingdom, shipped off in the year ending on the 5th of January last, was £ 50,060,970., or about £ 8,000,000. more than the exports of 1837. The new vessels built last vear in tbe United Kingdom amounted to 1490, of the tonnage of270,280 tons. In the registration of vessels in the ports of Great Britain, there was not any material in- crease last year. The amount on the 31st December last, was 26,609 ships of the aggregate tonnage of 2,890,601 tons, and having on board 178,583 men, the number of British and foreign vessels employed in the foreign trade there has been a consi- derable increase within the last three years, namely, from 21,478 in 1837, to 27,798 in the commencement of the present year. The aggregate amount of the tonnagC of these vessels, has been increased from 3,404,370 tons aud li?.' .510 men, to 3,997,053 tons and 223,390 men. The quantity of British ship- ping which cleared outward from the United Kingdom tbr fo- reign ports, in the year ending on the 5th of January last, wvs 15,907 vessels of 2,876,236 tons, and 162,760 men, showing an increase over the returns of the previous year of about 33,000 tons, and nearly 15,000 men. There was also an increase in the number of foreign ships, their tonnage and crews, which cleared out from the British ports last year. The totals of both, on the 5th January last, were 24,427 vessels af 4,099039 tons, and em- ploying 231,142 men. It appears from these statements, made from official data, that not only is the trade and commerce of the country in a favourable position, but that tbe British as well as the foreign ship-owners are in a more flourishing condition than they have been for many years past.
CORN AVERAGES. General Average prices of British Corn, for the week ended June 14, 1839, made up from the Returns of the Inspect- ors in the different cities and towns in England and Wales, Der Imoerial Quarter. Wheat. 68s. 2d | Oats. 26s. 7d [ Beans. 39s lOd. Barley. 39s. Id | Rye. 41s. 4d j Peas 38s lOd. IMPERIAL AGGREGATE AVERAGE OF THE SIX WEEKS PRECEDING. Wheat. 70s. 3d Oats. 25s. lid Beans. 39s 4d. Barley. 39s. Od Rye. 41s. 8d f Peas. 38s 8d. DUTIES ON FOREIGN CORN. Wheat. 10s. 8d J Oats. 9s. 3d J Beans. lis 0d^ Barley. 3s. 4d. Rye. 8s. Od Peas I2s 6d
FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, JUNE 14. BANKRUPTS.—L. W. Williams, late of the Old Bailey, after- wards of the Rotunda, Blackfriars-road, but now of the Co- losseum Cafe, Albany-street, and Flora Cottage, Augustus- road, Regent's Park, wine merchant.—G. Peck, Blackfriars- road, linen draper.—J. Stow, Charles-place, York-road, Lambeth, draper.-G. East and H. Bulgin, 319, Regent's-st., booksellers.- W. Eldridge, of the Broad Arrow, Milton-street, victualler.-T. H. Rideout and W. Batho, Manchester, stuff merchants.—T. Patchet, Brighouse, York, worsted manufac- turer.—N. Litherland, Liverpool, merchant.—J.Rhodes, Den- ton, Lancashire, merchant. TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, JUNE 18. BANKRUPTS.—E. J. Hargrave, victualler, King's Arms, Bi- shopsgate-street, Without.—J. Newell, worsted manufacturer, Halifax.—J. Grist, grocer, New Brentford, Middlesex.—J. C. Grummer, wine merchant, Hart-street.—J. Webster and R. Prown, fringe and lace manufacturers, LiverpooL-G. Withfty, grocer, Bristol.—T. Hedgecock, ship owner, South Lambeth. -E. Knibb, tailor, Liverpool.-T. Davies, tailor, Lewes, Sus- sex.—J. Winskill, J. Harwood, and J. Hutchinson, carpet manufacturers, Barnard Castle, Durham.-R. Harttand,farmer. Staunton, Worcestershire.—J. Newsome, worsted-stuff manu- facturer, Tynsalgate, Yorkshire.-T. Spenser, victualler, York. -J. Rowbotham, wheelwright, Bollingdon, Chester.
BIB. TR. In Belgrave-square, London, the Lady Charlotte Talbot, of a son and heir. On the 11th inst., at St. David's College, Lampeter, th<. lady of Dr. Olivant, of a son. On the 14th inst., Mrs. Geo. Jeffery, jun., of a daughter MARRIED. June 19, in the Independent Chapel, Abergave nnv by license, by the Rev. H. J. Bunn. Mr. Thomas W aiiain's of Llangattock Court, to Miss Elizabeth Morgan, dau ghter of the late Mr. Thomas Morgan, of Lower House, Llano- /er. June 1, at the Independent Chapel, Abergav enny, by the Rev. H. J. Bunn, Mr. James Lewis, to MissEliz„abetb Phillips. At Bath, Capt. Dawson, of the Royal Engi negfs to Frances Jane, youngest daughter of the late John 'jjarkwell. Esq., of Clifton Cottage, Glamorganshire. DIED. On Tuesday the 18th inst., of pul „n aged 43, Mr. Robert Roberts, of Bane' -monary consumptiv On the 13th inst., at Llanidl 6 ?.e' Cottage, in this towii. Evan Jones. ves, Charlotte, rettct of the Rev On the 15th instant, wife of Mr. David F Carmarthen, Margaret, the beloved daughter of Rober' eancis, linen draper, of that town, and county Her Roberts, Esq., of Bywalltycoe< in On the end was peace." Mrs. El lnTU' at her res,ldenc? TrUrro' in jCr 87th y ear cour' -fibeth Jennings, relict of Mr. Jenn- of R ar, ..cyof Cornwall. As a parent, a chns« 'f .uu's» •^as an example; and her death will be lo-- mourned bv a « merous circle of relatives and friends. a nu- June 14, Thomas Williams, aged 8° f vaply.—Same day, William Herbe !fr 5?s" °' Llan- Bryngwn.—June 15, Henry Seri-' 1 V of^ parish of Llanvrechva Lower.-They K ?,f the Parish of Union. Their united ages Counted to 255 yealSf Pon,ypo°! to 2' Z rearr,.
Mr. Atwood presented the National Petition" on the night of yesterday se'nnight; and we are happy to state, that the House received it with a courtesy and a respect befitting its own dignity, and a due regard to the numbers who, by their signa- tures, may be said to have fully concurred in its prayer. We need not state that, taken as a whole, we are opposed toto ccelo, to its adoption, but still, we are advocates for a calm and deliberate discus- sion upon its merits or demerits. Mr. Attwood most properly was permitted to violate the rule usual on such occasions, as to make a speech on introducing the petition to the notice of the House. He, of course, we need not state, expressed his en- tire dissent from, and disapprobation, of the men who have brought so much disgrace upon the peo- ple, and so severely injured the course of Reform, by preaching violence and bloodshed throughout the country. I solemnly pledge myself," said the Member of Birmingham, never to allow a drop of blood to be shed in the prosecution of any poli- tical object, in which I am engaged." This decla- ration of the Hon. Member will, we trust, have a salutary effect upon the minds of the sane, thinking Chartists, and make them at once separate from any leader, who will not decidedly and honestly take the "ATWOOD PLEDGE!" Let the Chartists conduct their deliberations with temper and discretion, and they will cease to subject themselves to the severe censures of the orderly and well-disposed. For ourselves, we have been much abused for fearlessly and, we trust, we may say honestly doing our duty and we can truly aver, with the Editor of the London Weekly Chronicle, that our opponents must do us the justice to observe, that while we were the first to grapple with them in the days of their power, we have not triumphed over the re- verses they have sustained of late. There is no- thing satisfactory to us in the imprisonment of men for conscientious opinions, be they what they may. All we asked was, leave to defend our own views before the tribunal of the country, without fear of the dagger and the pike."
SEIZURE OF POWDER.-We announced last week an extensive seizure of powder, the adjudication on which, was to take place yesterday. There were two informations laid, under the 12th of Geo. III., chap. 61, sec. 11, one of which was gone into but as the decision of the magistrates was post- poned till this day, we defer giving a report till next week.- A charge for assault was preferred by Mr. Watkin Richards, Harbour-master, who laid the foregoing informations, against Mr. O'Reilly, one of the consignees, for attempting to rescue some of the powder, while in course of removal from the vessel; but Mr. O'Reilly having admitted the assault, and expresed his regret, the complaint was dismissed on payment of costs. THUNDER STORM.—We have this week to record the occurrence of a thunder-storm, which has not been equalled in violence by any which has occurred within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. On Tuesday evening last, when our fellow-townsmen were retiring to rest, the sky looked overcast and cloudy but in the dead of the night they were awoke by such a storm as, happily, but seldom visits this part of the kingdom. Thunder pealed and lightning flashed to such a degree, that we believe most people were obliged to leave their beds; but, fortunately, we have not heard of any evil conse- quences in the town. The rain poured in torrents, and we understand, between two and three o'clock in the morning, flowed several inches deep along Commercial-street Corn street, and the other avenues leading towards the canal, were completely torn up by the torrent.-On Thursday evening, we were visited with another awful storm, and, as it occurred at an earlier hour, we had an opportunity of witnessing it for some time. It commenced about half-past eight, and continued till past midnight, the hoiizon being nearly the whole of that time a sheet of lambent fire. The thunder was not so loud as on the previous occasion, but sufficiently so to create great alarm. There has been no damage done in the town or immediate neighbourhood, but we have heard that, by the storm of Wed- nesday morning, considerable injury was sustained at Nanty- tyglo, Ebbw Vale, and that neighbourhood, and also that the tower of Bettws Church had been injured by the electric fluid. We have also been informed, that a vessel named the Somerset, which left this port on Thursday evening, bound to Bridgwater, went down in the Channel. We have heard accounts concern- ing this vessel which we hope the next arrivals will discredit, and therefore we abstain for the present from giving them. NEWPORT MONTHLY MARKET.—Our market on Monday last was large, and there was much business done. Whatever was fat and good went off freely. Beef met a ready sale at from 6d. to 6Jd. per lb. store cattle, in good condition. sold at high prices cows and calves not in such request as at late markets, but nevertheless sold well. There was a greater number of sheep and lambs, than at any market this season, and very few remained unsold. Good mutton realised from 6d. to 6jd. per lb. Of store sheep there was not a brisk sale there were many Irish, and what were sold brought good prices. There was a full market of lambs from 6Jd. to 7d. per lb. The pig market was rather scarce; very few fat ones not many Irish. Good pork brought about 8s. 6d. per score and store stock sold well. NEWPORT RACES.—We are happy to hear that the spirited patrons of the Turf in our neighbourhood, are de- termined to continue and still better to improve our races, so well begun last yeer. The meeting will take place shortly afier the l'ontypool races and from the names of the sub- scribers, and the reputation of the horses which are ready to be entered, we doubt not that our races will rival the best in this part of the kingdom. On the 12th inst., Le Chevelier Bunsen, Privy Councillor, and late Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plene- potentiary of his Majesty the King of Prussia, to the Court of Rome, received the honorary title of LL.D., from the Univer- sity of Oxford. An account of Coal and Iron brought down the Monmouthshire Canal and Tram-Road, in the week ending June 15th, 1839 :— COAL. IRON. Canal (ons. 1760 tons. Tram-Road 10663 tons. 993 tons. Total. 12037 2753 Un Tuesday the 11th inst., the members of the Magor Benefit Society, held their second anniversary at the Wheatsheaf Inn. After attending divine service at the Church, they returned to the inn, where an excellent dinner had been provided by Mr. Bevan, the worthy host. It was very pleas- ing to observe the kind feeling which seems to exist in that neighbourhood between the employers and their dependents- many influential gentlemen, and the greatest portion of the most respectable farmers, having gratified the society with their company at dinner. The chair was taken by Richard Baker, Esq., of Llanvihangel Court, who presided in his usual able style. Among the company were the Rev. David Jones, Rev. James Yarworth, James Thomas, Esq., surgeon, James Hodges, Esq., John Hodges, Esq., Richard Williams, Esq., Mr. James Hodges, jun., Mr. Musgrove Mr. Williams, 1\lr. Christopher, Mr. G. Lewis, &c.-The evening was spent very delightfully. Several capital songs were sung by the Chairman Mr. George Lewis, of Chepstow; Mr. Hodges Mr. Stephens, of Chepstow. The society is fast approaching to two hundred in number: they can boast of all excellent band of music, and their flags and banners were much admired. On Thursday evening, as the Rev. A. Wyatt was returning from a short distance into Monmouth, in his gig, accompanied by a servant who was driving his horse, the ani- mal took fright when near the church-yard, and instead of turning either on the right or the left at Mrs. Lambert's corner, he dashed impetuously forward into Mr. Diggett's shop, taking with him one of the door posts, and smashing seven or eight panes of glass, besides otherwise injuring the lower part of the front of the shop. The driver jumped out, but we believe Mr. Wyatt was thrown, though we are happy to say that neither was seriously hurt. The shafts of the gig were broken, and thp vehicle much injured, as was also the horse. It fortunately happened that no one was passing the pavement or the crossing, at the time, or a serious accident would have occurred. LITHOTOMY. — This dangerous operation has again been successfully performed by Thos. Jackson, Esq., sur- geon, of Tredegar Iron Works, upon a little boy, aged eight years, (on the 30th ult.) the son of Mr. Rogers, of LUnelly, Breconshire. The poor little fellow has been suffering from the effects, for the last six or seven years he is now fast re- covering from the operation. On Thursday night, the town and neighbourhood of Monmouth was visited with a thunder storm of long con- tinuance. The claps of thunder were incessant and appalling and the vivid and successive glares of lightning, kept the atmos. phere in repeated intervals of light, equal to that of noon. Never was the somewhat hackneyed expression more realised, that the oldest inhabitant cannot remember so awfnl a visita- tion." Monmouth Wool Fair took place on Tuesday last. The quantity of wool pitched was somewhat greater than has been brought to Monmouth, for the last few years the price may be quoted at from 18s. to 19s. per stone. The cattle fair was thinly attended fat beasts obtained a ready sale at 6Jd. per lb. sheep and lambs, 6!d steers were in demand, at good prices. Pigs: but little fluctuation in recent averages— Horses were too few to allow a quotation. The pleasure fair was fuller than ordinary—though ordinary enough in its lead- ing characters. A sprinkling of the swell mob attracted the vigilance of the police but we heard of only one instance in which they successfully plied their vocation—and in this case an unsuspecting countryman was filched of the sum of £17. On Wednesday last, a meeting took place of the visitors of the Free-school, at Monmouth, when, it being the termination of the scholastic duties of the half-year, prizes were adjudged to the following pupils — Upper School, 1st class, Robert Shaw, Thomas Williams 2d class, Edward Giles 3rd class, John Fuller.—Lower School, 1st class, William Mor- gan; 2d class, William Addis; 3d class, William Williams. live additional lads were received on the foundation. The visitors present were the Rev. T. Williams, chairman J. Mor- gan, T. P. Simmons, Esqrs.; and the Rev. Mr. Dighton.— Mr. Simmons gave notice of his intention of resigning his office of visitor; and recommended for his successor, the Rev. Mr. Roberts, vicar of Monmouth, which was unanimously approved and entered on the minutes. On Monday last, whilst a young man of the name Francis Richards, in the employ of Mr. James Powell, painter, &c., Monmouth, was engaged painting a shute on the house of the Rev. Mr. Parry, of Trelleck, the ladder on which he was standing, broke, and precipitated him from a height of 15 feet to the ground. The poor fellow fell on a paint tin, which was bent together from the force of the concussion. He is very much injured by the accident. On Saturday last, a woman decently attired, and giving her name Eliza Richford, was charged before the ma- gistrates at Monmouth, with uttering base coin, knowing it to be counterfeit. The prisoner offered two half-crowns in suc- cession to a market woman, for a trifling purchase, and whilst they were debating the matter, Sergeant Fuller, upon hearing the conversation, took her into custody. He immediately caused her to be searched, but nothing being found on her person, Fuller made his fair captive assume an open countenance," when a half-crown and a shilling dropped from her mouth. The prisoner was committed for trial: she was in Fuller's cus- tody on a similar charge about 10 years ago. On the same day, John Dakins was convicted before the same magistrates, for being drunk and disorderly, and for assaulting Fuller in the execuiion of his duly. He was fined 10s. and costs. Committed to Monmouth County Gaol, on the 15th inst., by C. Marriott, and T. Oakley, Esqrs. Eliza Rich- ford, charged with uttering counterfeit coin. RARA AVIS.—Last week was shown at the White Horse Inn, Abergavenny, a perfectly white crow, which had been found by Mr. Vaughan, timber merchant, of Longtown, in a nest with three black ones. Very unfortunately it was struck by him on the head with a stick, and killed.
PONTYPOOL POLICE. June 14th-At the Police-office, before Francis Lewis, clerk, Margaret Rees was charged with stealing a pair of black stock- ings, the properly of Miss Eliza George, and a quantity of baby-linen, the property of Mr. Morgan Watkins. Committed to take her trial at the ensuing sessions.—Henry Percy and Ihomas Jones were charged with begging in the parish of Tre vethin. Seven days' hard labour.—Thomas Green: appre- hended as a vagrant. Discharged on a promise to leave the town. June 19th,—At New Inn, before Francis Lewis, clerk, and W. H. Little, Esq., Thomas Pritchard, charged with assault- ing Rees Brown, at Blaenavon. Discharged on payment of costs.—Ann Griiffths and Maty Morgan, with assaulting Ann Morris. Discharged on payment of costs.—Thomas Daniel, for an assault on William Cock. Discharged.—Thomas Daniel and William Daniel, with assaulting John Stockden, in the l,;»rish of Trevethen. Settled between the parties.—Martha Britton, retailer of beer, in the parish of Trevethin, charged u itli refusing to admit John Lodge, a petty constable, in her 'use, upon demand. Convicted in £1. fine and costs.—Ste- I'lx'n Thomas, ordered to pay £3. 8s. 6d., for wages due to Ben- j "nin Addams, and costs.—John Akis, charged with a trespass 011 property of James Cadman. Convicted in 9s. 6d. costs.— Lean Davis and William Pritchard, with wilfully neglecting ilieir work at the Pentwyn and Golynos Works, Fourteen d.iys' hard labour.—James Keyrsley, for an assault on Thomas I Hopton. Settled.—John O'Neale, charged with hawking with- out a license. Discharged.— William Edwards, and his wife, were charged with keeping a disorderly house, in the parish of Trevethin. To pay costs.—Richard Thomas, for an assault on Thomas Edwards, a constable. Discharged.—Stisannah James, charged with leaving her child chargable to the parish of Tre- vethin. Fourteen days' hard labour.—Thos. Collins, with as- saulting Walter Saunders. Fined Is., and lis. costs.—Elisa- beth Farley, with assaulting Margaret Gleson. Settled.— Isaac Isaac, with assaulting Thomas Andrews, in the parish of Llanhilleth. To pay costs.—Henry Milner, with assaulting James Masher. Is., and 15s. costs, and committed for seven days for nonpayment. John Davis, fined 5s. for being drunk, in the parish Lanvrechva.—George Cavern, charged with as- saulting Rebecca Hinton. To pay costs.—Richard Davis, for assaulting his wife. Discharged.—Charles Cecil, with assault- "J8 John Hales, in the parish of Trevethin. To pay costs.— Villiam Jones, Jehoida Brown, and John Edmunds, were charged with abusing a donkey, in the parish of Lanvrechva. lo pay costs.
CARDIFF. Imports, Exports, Sjc. for the Week ending June 19th, 1839. FOREIGN 7'RADE. INWARDS. Jonge Jantina, Puister, from Rotterdam. ENTERED OUTWARDS. Lord Ormerod, Bond, for Naples Leonard Dabbin, Carpen- ter, for Philadelphia; Robert Henry, Ellis, for Viana Jonge Jantina, Puister, for Amsterdam Ord, Oekelmann, for Altona; Wilshire, Barker, for Messina. CLEARED OUTWARDS. Nautilus, Dyer, for Philadelphia—iron; Antina, ^phunrinir for Amsterdam—iron Independent, Jossin, for L'Orient—coal Dundee, Emann, for Memel; Nancy, Gifl'or<J, fur' Oporto • Har- mony, Robin, for Syria-iron. '■ I
Last week, 4ts a gentleman was fishiog in the Wye at Mon nington, he perceived a very large salmon in a shaflow part of the stream, basking on the gravel. Of course, he immediately hastened to secure so desirable a prize, and managed to get hold of the fish, plunge his knife into his back, and after a severe struggle, landed it. The salmon weighed Dearly 301bs. On Monday last, an adder, measuring two feet two inches in length, was killed at Breinton, near Hereford. Colonel Prince has been elected an Honorary Member of the St. George's Society, at Quebec.
COUNTRY MARKETS. Monmouth, Saturday, June 15.- Wheat, per quarter, Impe" rial measure, 73s 3d to 00s Od Barley, 44s Od to 00s Od Oats, 26s 8d Beans, 44s 8d. Bristol, June 18, W heat, per quarter 63s 4d; Barley, 42s 3d Oats, 25s 7d Rye, -s Od Beans, 43s 6d Peas, 00s Od. Gloucester, June 15.—Wheat per bushel of 601bs., 8s Od to 8s 9d; Barley per Imp. Quar. 35s Od to 37s Od Beans, per Imp. bush. 5s 2d to 5s 7d Oats, Imp. Quar. 27s Od to 34sOd Peas, Imp. Quar. 44s Od to 52s M; Malt, Imperial Quar. 0s Od to 0s Od Fine Flour per sack of 2801bs. 64s to 56s Od. Hereford, June 15.-Wheat (old) per bushel, Imperial Measure, 9s 9d to 10s Od; do. (new), Os Od to Os Od Barley, 5s 4d to 5s 7d Beans, old, Os Od to Os Od ditto, new, 4s 2d to 4s 7d Peas (white), Os Od to Os Od ditto (grey), 4s 6d to 5s Od Vetches, Os Od to Os Od Oats, 3s Od to Os Od. Brecon, Wednesday, June 10.—Wheat, per bushel, Imperial measure, 9s 9dto 10s Od; Barley, 5s Od to 5s 3d Oats, 3s 6d to 3s 9d Malt, 00s Od to 00s Od Peas, 5s Od to 5s 3d; Beef, per lb. 6dto8d; Mutton, 6d to 8d Pork, 6d to 7d; Veal, 7d to 8d Lamb, Od to Od Butter, fresh, 12d to14d1 ditto, salt, 9d to 91d Cheese, new, Od to Od ditto, old, 4d Cardiff, June 15-—Average price of Corn at Cardiff market, for the week ending June 8, 1839:-Wheat 31.12s 3d; Barley 11.17s. 4d; Oats, 11.3s. 4d; Beans, 21. 4s. Od; Peas, 38s. per Imperial Quarter. Cowbridge, June 15.—Wheat, 10s Od Barley, 5s Od Oats, 3s Od to 3s 6d per Imperial Bushel.—Mutton, 6d to 6j Beef, 5d to 6d Veal, 6d to Od Pork, 6d; Lamb, Od per Jb.- Butter, 12d to 13d Cheese (best), 7d Common, 6d. per lb. Carmarthen, June 15.—Wheat per Imperial bush. 8s 9d to 00s Od Barley, 5s 6d to Os Od; Oats, 2s 7d to Os Od Malt, 9s Od to Os Od Salt Butter, per lb., lOd to Os Od Fresh Butter, Is 3d to Is 7d.