k)F HIGH WATER AT NEWPORT. HIOH WAIF* DEPTH AT V AYS* 7,™ DOCK GATES MORN. EVEN. K0J. ,ULV- IT. M. H. M. FT. IN. ICjy 2 42 3 13 21 11 !'CJay 3 54 4 21 23 14 k7ay 4 57 5 14 26 8 Vr^V 5 48 6 3 28 12 Cl(1ay 6 34 6 51 30 10 '•C? 7 50 7 34 32 5 8 1 8 14 32 13
1 ——*—— E AND PROSPECTS OF THE IRON AND COAL TRADES. tW|(^ pauses in the Irish and Corn-law Agitations, brief intervals though they be, r in condition and prospects of the Iron Trades, taken in connexion with the dis- e state of a large portion of South Wales, and j^Pprehended outbreaks in the northern dis- S Jf ^ngland, begin to force themselves seriously e general attention. ^^opolitan journals have now a column re- '[ ^ev°ted to reports of the progress of poverty, Dtyj c^pn, and riot, in this quarter, and a dis- IIs manifested to inquire into, and under- I I the primum mobile of so much evil, of which and her children are but a manifestation. \!are sorry to say that we must add our own O"? *0 that of others, that the spirit of disor- distrust in our Rulers, working upon a ina- Ho poverty and destitution, is fast spreading Starters hitherto exempt from it, and is as- a. ^egree audacity and intensity which Satisfy the revolutionary longings of such detes- as he Northern Star, and certain other I ^.Papers, advocates of infidelity and blood- J»tj| ^patched into country places with almost as an effect as a breeze charged with the in- °f cholera. T\8' *n ^eW mont^s preceding the downfall *Si ke of Wellington's Anti-Reform Adminis- ^hen Swing reigned in undisturbed posses- southern counties of England, andincen- were to be countied by twenties and Vs a night, never was the country in a more I general state of Agrarian insurrection than Vijj. Present. Armed and disguised parties roam W country at night, appearing and disap- 8 ^ith the celerity of Arab robbers, or Spa- y^erillas, harassing and wearing out soldiers, |m ^ng them constantly on the alert, levelling k* and gates, with a stern end fixed determi- V' ^hich betokens their settled plan, and iSi e meeting with the sympathy and hearty ^oj, *°n of the bulk of the Agricultural popu- 'neq ucll are among the first fruits of a con Wi s°cial and legislative oppression of those poor W' They cannot live. They cannot, and they according to all the dictates of justice k J^anity, to bear the whole burden and loss of ^Of/^ters' changes. They ought not to bear the ^^ioned in the fall of their produce by either Ilelff or Corn Bill, distress of trade, and con- ruin of their only customers, which Conser- Vestrictions on trade have occasioned. While j Villained a fixed burden, Taxes are increased I "e () dues and rates are becoming more and &?^ressive, as their means decline, why, let us they be bound by their leases, and have if?* former rent out the'r caPital« under tk n £ dispossessed of their farms, and thrown .^ide world to starve ? Surely the landlords 't wide world to starve ? Surely the landlords d ill 11: 1 OWn sakes, ought to look into these matters, cases where obvious necessity demands \(j ^fice, agree at once to lower their rents, and r l»eir fajr proportion of the depreciation. Ntu' now turn to the Iron Works. A most nt deputation from the Staffordshire owners to lay their grievances before Sir R. Peel, th 1l. view to obtain some legislative interference litti eir behalf, We cannot indulge a belief of the ,8t improvement from this meeting. The Kj and his party are so obstinately bent upon Jibing in their suicidal career of commercial pro- fk' deference to the predominant interest in ^e Lords and Commons, that no measures of nlrOportionate to the greatness of the emer- Can or will be wrung from them without they Vnt to abandon as impracticable, the whole of .Policy. V^ady the advocates of Monopoly on the are putting forward, in reply to the antlcl" toly remonstrances of the Iron Masters, the old ar8ument of over-production, and in the teeth Si I Notorious fact that half the nations of the Sit j&re ready to take our iron to an almost un Vti extent, provided we agree to take their pro- exc^ange, they are ascribing the distress fining interests to this absurd cause. e are told by these Organs" that there is «Xlronalready made than the whole world can for to come. Why what is the con- 0f France, Germany, and America, with re- o iron! Is it not a fact that this demand With Increasing, and would increase enormously, Oes an increased trade between the two countries ? Vj. fiot France painfully and expensively make charcoal-smelted iron at an immense loss, \fc Se.she cannot get ours in exchange for her » silks, and brandies ? Could we not compete Qllel;n.d undersell Belgium, Russia, or Sweden fk iron> if we access to their markets, <Whey could give us their agricultural produce in nge ? Where is the limit to the consumption ? With every maritime nation in the world V k18 to liave a fleet» and with an unknown fu" L efore us, in which the application of iron to unimaginable purposes may be confidently say that there is too much V \c,e say, then, that the disadvantages under trade, according to the Press-organs of now labours, have nothing to do m3in question. We say that with free the iron masters of our district or of StafFord- be safely left to settle their own bargains |%nUv extravagant lordships," improvident laws, t&i ealthy facility of accommodations, or unprofi- ^einvestments/ They will know, without being ^hen they make bad bargains, and when good and lastly, they will know, abovs all, whether they can compete with the cheaper and ar mines of Scotland, or the more profitable the hot blast and the use of anthracite, Arrayed against them. be l1'e them fair play and free trade, and there will V necessity to extinguish a hundred furnaces, ij0ln8 thousands out of employment, in order that eatn °polists may keep up the price of home grown *»v? ^y virtue of selfish enactments. Che Coal Trade, too, languishes, from the oppres- el tl1) estnctIons which are ruining mercantile opera- lip, tL 8 generally. We have good reason to know ^any large mineral proprietors of this county ving literally nothing from the investment of ?^pital, and the devotion of their time and ^lwto the business. They hold on, however, W eeP the collier population employed, m the ^at their rulers will abandon the ill-omened A which is evidently, even to the eyes of mo- itv lsts, paralyzing every interest. 1 e J °f the coal exported from this district, (both the H ash and that used for steam purposes,) is now Cadged far and wide, and were we not under ion vernment of Quack Meddlers in the legisla- Cof ^ade, there is no doubt, from the natural ad- itv fes of our geographical position, and the qua- °ur mineral products, that every ti e WCHl Cey th« »ail* of a pro»perow« commerce with Port. Our distinguished townsman, Sir Thomas Phil- lips, has joioed, and is now on the Oxford Circuit. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.—On Thursday last, as a vessel called the Ocean was being loaded with pig iron at the Pentwyn Wharf, a sailor, named Jones, a native of Newport, Pembrokeshire, whilst trimming in the hold, was struck on the shoulder and foot by one of the pieces of metal, and severely injured. It is said that the accident occurred in consequence of one of the persons employed having neglected to call out in the usual way, before emptying his barrow into the ship. The poor nufFerer, whose character for steadiness and aobriety is well spoken of by Captain Nicholas, was taken to the Seaman's Hospital, where he is receiving every attention. NEWPORT CRICKET CLUB.—In the MERLIN, of lat week, a paragraph appeared to the effect that on the previous Tuesday, our Cricket Club played a game with the officers of the 73rd, in which the gallant gentlemen were unsuc- cessful. We have been requested to state that the notice sent to our office was totally incorrect, no such game having been played. A match is arranged to take place here on Friday next, the 28th instant, between the officers and men of the 73rd and the Newport Club. REBECCA.—Mr. Edward Lloyd Williams, of Gwernant, near Newcastle Emlyn, having recently received a letter from Rebecca, ordering him, under serious injury to his property, to remit 25 per cent. of his approaching rents, has published a very spirited letter, refusing to comply with the unjust demand, and warning the deluded people of the penalty of transportation to which they made themselves liable by be- ing connected with such lawless and unjustifiable proceedings. We bee to direct the attention of our readers to an advertisement in another column, of the opening of the new Chapel of Ease, at Llanvair Grange, in this county on Wed. nesday next. We understand that it is situate four miles from the Parish Church, and extra accommodation was much needed by the population resident near the new EdiOce. It has been erected by voluntary contribution, and the ground was presen- ted by our friend, J. G. George, Esq., of Monmouth. IRISH GRIEVANCES.—A preliminary meeting was held at the Bush Inn, on Thursday night, for the purpose of appointing a committee to draw up resolutions, &c., which will be submitted to a public meeting, to be held at the same place, on Tuesday evening next. We are happy to see that the spirited proprietors of the Hero coach, whichruns from Cardiff through this town, to Birmingham, have, at a considerable expense, made such additions to their former establishment, as will afford increased accommodation to the public. It is gratifying to hear that the public appreciate the enterprise and expense which have been exerted in their service, and that this favourite coach, (the only one between Newport and our county town), isfully supported. CAERLEON.—We are happy to find that the phi- lanthropic principles of Oddfellowship are spreading far and wide. Whether it be on the sterile mountain or in the fertile valley, the crowded city or the obscure hamlet, that Oddfellow- ship has been introduced, prosperity always attends the order; and the scene that we beheld in this little town a day or two ago fully satisfied our minds that it ha in this place met with a spot congenial to its growth. On Monday evening last, the annual tea party in aid of the fund for the support of the widows and orphans of Oddfellows, took place in the King Arthur Lodge Room, and we ere pleased to say that it went off with great eclat. The room, which is a very spacious one, was filled 'o repletion with a glittering assemblage of beauty and loveli- ness. After the viands that were spread before them had been heartily partaken of, a respected brother of the lodge, D.G.M. John Harris was called upon to preside. He opened the pro- ceedings with some very sensible and appropriate lemarks on the nature of the fund to which those present had so ably con- tributed their support. The meeting was then addressed by Messrs. Benjamin Baker and W. D. Evans, of Newport, and some of the brethren belonging to the lodge, whose forcible reo maiks, we are sure, tended to enlist the sympathy of every one present in the ennobling cause. In justice to Mr. W.D. Evans, we must not forget to record the pleasing impression which the delivery of a few impromptu verses, beautifully adapted for the occasion, written by Mr. E., had upon the audience. We have no prelenlionlto criticism, but from the rapturous plaudits that followed the delivery of them, the effect they had upon the meeting can be much better conceived than expressed. After a song or two from Brothers Gould and Rogers, three hearty cheers were given for the ladies, and the meeting broke up, and we are sure that every individual returned homewards filled with the pleasing reflection of having assisted in the erecting of that beautiful structure which is a refuge to the destitute, a friend to the distressed, a husband to the widow, nnd a father to the fatherless. PONTYPOOL.—The anniversary of the Friendly Society denominated the Loyal Britons, was observed in Pon typool on Monday, the 11th instant, when about one hundred and fifty members attended the English Independent chapel, where an appropriate and deeply interesting discourse was de- livered by the cY. D, Ace. At the commencement of the lecture, the minister observed that mind" was the glory of man-that all whom he was addressing were endowed with intellectual faculties to a greater or less degree, and lliat a well directed employment of their mental powers, constituted their true dignity. He then exhorted his auditory to consider the truihs he had asserted, for they were the embodymsnt of his text. The social evils, he said, which too frequently prevailed, were generally the result of inconsideration. Man r< fleeted but seldom on his moral accountability, till aroused to tliO work by the clamours of conscience. Did men reflect habitually on their various relatioos, the knowledge of which constituted their moral accountability, peace, and happiness wouU be their inheritance, order and decorum their characteristic; nd after dilating on the duty of considering the general charaner of the society, and the particularly distressed case of any of it i afflicted brethren, he pointed out their practical work—exciting others to acts of Christian charity. He recommended then 'o exhi- bit sincere, praclicallove, without dissimulation aD" fol- low the example of Jesus, and benefit their fellow crcvures.— It was pleasing toobserve the deep attention which the members paid to the discourse. They returned to the Full Moon, where they partook of an excellent dinner provided on the occ. ion of the anniversary. The Dissenters of Pontypool and neighbourhood have long felt and regretted the want of a public day scl nol, in which the tender thought" might be cultivated, withr it the danger ofengrafing on the young idea," "articles of I lief" quite at variance with the convictions of the parent; they well know the increasing importance of imparting to the youthful mind the nourishment essential to its after growth but highly as they estimate its importance, the majority consider education is purchased at too dear a price, when obtained at the expense of a single principle. The specious educational clauses of the Factory Bill have been spurned with indignation, but the more influential portion of Dissenters in this locality have determined that the working classes shall not suffer in any respect by the result. Despite the unparalleled depression in trade, a public Day School has been established by voluntary contribution, which was opened on Monday last, under the superintendence of a competent master, who has been instructed in the system of the British and Foreign School Society. Already have 100 children been admitted, and, no doubt, by next week as many will be received as can be conveniently accommodated. As regards the system of education adopted, no human formulary is introduced to shape the religious creed of the pupil. The Bible alone is tbe religion to be taught, and the children's attendance at Sunday schools is left to the jurisdiction of the parents. Churchmen Dd Dissenlers of al1 denominations may now educate their children on the same enlightened basis. A large number of the workmen employed at the Pontnewydd Works are anxious an evening school should be established in connexion with the day school, in order thai they may receive the instruction the growing exigencies 01 the times demand. When we consider the overwhelming ma. jority of Dissenters in the neighbourhood,—when we lately beheld the interesting procession of 800 Sunday school child- ren belonging to the various dissenting denominations, t^e greater part of whom must evidently be destitute of a daily education, and, above all, when we consider the extraordinary thiret for knowledge evinced among the industrious poor, we could but congratulate the principle, the benevolence, and the enterprise that brought such a cloollD Newport Ponty. pool Dissenters have performed a similar duty. What are the Dissenter, in Abergavenny about? A hberal and extensive school will, we trust, soon serve as a reply to the query.- P0NTYP00i.0n Thursday, the 13th, an exami- nation of the Pontypool Boys' and Girls Schoo^s too p a^ce in Lieutenant and Mrs. ^eigh (the "De™ vvilliama nf 1 lan- VV. A. Williams, E,q. »d gibby Castle, together with many of the e gy the town and neighbourhood, were preseni departed much progress of the childien tn the difterent cia«c boys, especially, gave such ready J the questions addressed to them, and displayed an in imate ac quaintance with scriptural history,a, well as thj.chief doc, of the gospel. The examiners expreissd their marked satistac lion with the state of the school, for which great credit is cer tainly due to all parties connected with their instruction, while it must have been a source of much pleasure to their kind pation and supporters, to have seen that their bounty has been neither misplaced nor i r Two prisoners, named Michael Davis, and James Chadwick, escaped from Usk Pnson, on Thursday last On Wednesday last, Mr. H. Phillips, the talented and justly celebrated vocal performer, afforded a grand enter- lainmenl to the lovers of harmony, by singing a selecllon of his most popular songs at the Borough Court, Monmouth, accom- paaied himself on the pianoforte. The attendance was very large, and comprised nearly all the fashion and beauty of the neighbourhood. The most unlimited gratification was eJpressed by the delighted audience. We understand that Mr. Phillips intends giving a second concert on Monday next, at the same place. The Summer Assizes for this county commence on Thursday next. The number of prisoners is understood to be very small. There are only two for trial in the County Gaol at present, but DO return from Uak had been made when out correspondent wrote. On Monday last the Bell Club, Monmouth, cele- brated its anniversary; the members, about 90 in number, at- tended divine service at Mary's Church, and afterwards paraded h town accompanied with its band and banners. J. G. r Esq. presided at an excellent dinner, which was Ueorge, M-I' g)y]ej an(j jn the evening the wives and sweethearts of the members joined their happy partners in trip- pTng the light fantastic toe in the spacious ball-room of the ^At the Sheriff's Court, held at the Town-hall, At the anerin before A Wadtlinglon) Esqi> E 0IL,, » i hn Russell appeared for the recovery of £ 6, Under.Sher.ff Jo Williams. The defendant not SRFT inqua MSAR AT he was engaged on the Rail road' whh a but diff, and was moving some trams, stopped the horse having occasion to unlock some of the tra h 1 ^P"rP°se' a°d went be which occasioned his being when the horse suddenly started ^verdict accordingly, jammed so severely as to cause death. SACRILEGE.—On the night of Friday, the 14th, or on the morning of the 15th instant, s°roee p^rs°n or persons entered the new church and vestry i00^in» giaM stole therefrom the surplice of the clergyman. g g and other articles. Sergeant Pim is OD the look out, and we understand Mr. Bedlington which it is hoped will lead to a courictioa of tho ofUndert. FATAL ACCIDENT.^ON Monday night last, about 10 o'clock, a cart, laden with flour, was proceeding to Mr. Summerfield's, under the care of David Valentine, servant to Mr. Williams, of the Priory Mill, near Usk" when, at the bot- tom of the hill at Pontymoile, the breech chain broke, the horse became detached from the shafts, and the unfortunate driver Valentine, was precipitated head foremost to the ground me. lancholy to relate, the fall dislocated his neck, which caused ( almost immediate death. I MERTHYR MARKET, 15TH JULY.—Mutton, 5d ( to 6d per lb.; beef, 4d to 6d veal, 3d to 5d pork, 5d; lamb, 5d to 5Jd bacon, 6d to 8d fresh butter, 9d to lOd t salt butter, 8d to &d cheese, 3d to 7d per lb.; eggs, 15 for t 6d new potatoes, Id per Ib; old, 14 lb for 6d turnips, 2 lbs j for) ld fowl., Is to Is 2d per couple. ( MERTHYR.—Ynysfach, Cyfarthfa Iron Works. A furnace at these works was put on hot blast last week. < THUNDER STORM.—\1erthyr was visited on the 13th instant with an awful thunder storm. It commenced at s about 11 o'clock, a.m., and continued for some hours. Even < tbe stupendous machinery in tbe iron works seemed to shake, j a d the horses were running furiously with trams aftei them, not knowing where to hide themselves. The rain filled many of the houses which are in the lower parts of the town. We are sorry to add that six 2-year old bullocks at Gellygaer were t killed by the electric fluid, and some trees were uprooted. A v storm of such extraordinary severity has not occurred in this a town for several years. The voluntary system was put into operation at ( the Tabernacle Baptist chapel, Menhyr, last week, when the sum of £33 15s was collected towards liquidating the debt on the said chapel. It appears that the minister, the Rev. B. a Williams, received upwards of £100 in the country for the same object. In such depressed times, these may be considered liberal collections. r SUDDEN DEATH.—On Sunday morning last, c James Henry Williams, carpenter, aged 49, a native of Here- n fordshire, died rather suddenly at Caepant-lywyII. The ver- a diet of the jury at the inquest held the following day at the Craven Arms, was, Natural Death." I RHYMNEY IRON WORKS.—We regret to state c that a miner was killed here on Monday last, by a fall of rub- t bish on his head he has left a widow and family to deplore hIs v untimely end. s ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Monday even- £ ing last as two men and a boy, miners, in the employ of the Rhymney Iron Company, were ascending from their work, at one of the balance pits, near Mr. Bedlington's, a fatal accident r occurred by the breaking of the chain. One of the men and the boy fell to the bottom of the pit, and were killed on the spot, but the other happily saved his life by laying hold of the leading chain. It is a remarkable fact that on these hills wher- ever the flat chain (manufactured by Edge and Son) are used, not a single accident of this kind has occurred. RHYMNEY CHURCH.—The opening and consecra- tion of this church took place on Friday, the 14th instant. f The solemn ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. the s Lord Bishop of Landaff, assisted by the Rev. W. B. Knight, Chancellor of the Diocese, in the presence of a large and res- C pectable congregation, including several clergymen of the county, and many ladies and gentlemen residing in the neigh- bourhood. e c
MERTHYR POLICE.—JULV 15. e Before G, R. Morgan, Esq., and the nev, C. Mayberry. t Evan Rees, of the Harp beer house, Pen-y-darren, was summoned by Mr. Superintendent Davies, for keeping his house open for the sale of beer, &c., at an unlawful hour on the niglit of the 8th inst. The charge was proved by Sergeant Hume.— Fined 10s and costs. „„ n Hannah Edwards, of the Britannia beer house, Merthyr, 0 was summoned for a similar offence on the night of the 3rd II inst. The charge was proved by police constable Sadler.— F Fined 10s and costs. Mary Charles was summoned by Sarah Phelps, of Dowlais, for assaulting her on the 10th instant.-Case dismissed, and complainant ordered to pay costs. They were bound over to keep the peace towards each other for six months. Eleanor De Coursey, Mary Laly.and Mary Laly, jun., were summoned by Ellen Flaherty, for an assault on her person on 0 he 10th inst.—Case dismissed, and complainant ordered to pay II ° Ch'arles Faulk, was summoned by Mary Edwards, both of e Dowlais, for trespass on her property on the 26th inst.-Ordered y 10 wfll^m Williams, Merthyr, was charged by Sergt. Wrenn, n with being drunk and disorderly in Albert street, on the 10th g inst.—Ordered to pay costs. r John King, labourer, of Dowlais, was charged by John s Hughes, of the same place, with stealing a silk pocket hand- 0 krrchief, complainants property, on the 11th inst. Committed b It r trial at the Sessions.. h Margaret Rees, single woman, was committed to Cardiff House of Correction for one month, for deserting her male bas- In,J child, aged 9 weeks, leaving it in a stable, whereby it be.. c. «ne chargeable to the parish of Merthyr Tydvil. Thomas Smith, miner, was charged with having in his pos- g se sion, on the morning of the 14th inst., about 60 lbs. weight of coal, respecting which he could not give a satisfactory ac- count.—Committed to Cardiff House of Correction for one month.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWPORT Imports and Exports, for the weekending the 27th of July, 1843 IMPORTS. Ceres, Pish, Caen, 85 tons ball ast.-W illiam, Reuer, Que- bec, 495 tons timber, deals, &c., for T. B. Batchelor.-Hiber. lIa, Micbaeles, Memel, 180 tons timber, &c., for T. B. Bat- cnelor.-H. W. Moreton and Co., agents. Sonne, Alonnich, Elsfleth Ocean. Nicholas, Jersey; Han- nih, Jones, Nantes', Prescilla Eliza, Jones, ditto; Ocean Cinld, Roderick, Rouen Tamerlane, Cadeaiy, ditto Themis, Biinney, Blankenas; Caledonia, Cox, Lisbon; Mariane, Kreckwoldt, Altona, ballast.—Union Packet, Hawkes, Wat- ,-I,el Star, Richards, Bridgwater; Albion, Thorn.ditto Wil- liam. Smith, ditto: Bristol Packet, Duddndge, ditto; Ceies, 1 man, Gloucester; Blucher, Barratt, ditto Turtle, Poole, iiistol, flour.-Prince Leopold, Whelan, Dublin, porter. Pilot. Hill, Porthcawl, iion.-Lydney Trader, Pendergast, y-iughal, cattle-—Providence, Manning, Truro, tin.—Industry, Murphy,' Kinsale, sheep.—Maiden Oak, Smith, Gloucester, flour. —Agenoiia, Vorrison, Cork, oats and flour. And the market boats from Bristol with sundnef. EXPORTS. Fidelitas, Medrodt, Kiel; Banbury, Rees, Altona Thames, Hemsold, Nlessina Windswordt, Walters, ditto; Manly, ■vi" yer Stettin Yansittart, Down, Dordt; Comet, Lindemann, Altona' Kratina, Tampke, di'to; St. Christoph, Borgwaids, Kiel • aud 19 vessels with iron.-Caroline, Beckmann. Levi- nemunde Alai tha. Steel, Grenada Ebenezer, Price, Jersey St. Ge-rge. Langlois. Cad;r Eole, Scolan, Barcelona Dew Drops. Wakeham, ditto, coal.—John Byrkin, Raymond, Drogheda Ann, Youlder, Gloucester, timber.-Ann, Roberts, Dundalk, oak timber. The market boats for Bristol with »undriei, *nd 150 vessels with coal. VESSELS ENTERED OUT AND LOADING VolL MMIO* TAMTB. Destination. Kame. Master. TTN™ £ J*' Messina Thames Heidmsoht 101 Edwards, Bog*« Messina .Kate Jamtfs 98 ditto Mussina Windsworth Walters los ditio Grenada Margaret JohnsoD "0 Grenada Caroline £ ra1?f1°rd, f? ditto Barcelona Dew Drop Wakeham 91 Altona Emanuel £ g? ditto Ditto Marie Anne ?,reck> £ '^100 ditto Estfette Sonne .Monnich .ft Stettin William & Mary.Ellis duto Constantinople.Bttsey Allen. ditto Swinemunde.Hibernia Michaelis ditto Jamaica Amitj Little S'.i-inemund Caroline Beckman lot j;tto Gluckstadt Regina Danaie.Krap Altona Bunburg Rees 20 ditto Harceloua L'Eole Scolan 139 ditto Cadiz St. George Langlois 120 oitj Boston Palmerston Coster 250 ditto Maita Caroline Stanley 180 ditto
I' 1^-4. 11 ■■ II ■ TO CORRESPONDENTS. Hi># or|(,eceivt;d a letter signed One in Court," on what letst.It"br calls the blind acquittal of the Lialesion mur- in ^Ur correspondent attacks jud^e, counsel, and ''lat burn. Thrice-piled hyperboles—spruce N tt j"1 'J he result of the trial was certainly unexpected, kl Dng as the punishment of death stains our statute- 6 no1 WOQC'er at ,')e mercy of jurors. HUQCe™eDl °' t'ie mar,'a§e °f Thomas Evans to VM if-6*' 'n our last, was the fabrication of a person who ^nself William Matthews."
MONDAY, JULY 17. Before G. R. Morgan, Esq. Llewelyn Phillips, of Dowlais, was charged by David L. r Davies, grocer, of the same place, with being drunk and disor h derlv at his own house, on the 16th instant.—Oidered to pay al costs. Evan Griffith, tinman, of Caedraw, was charged by police- tl constable Forey with being drunk and incapable of taking care o of himself, on the 16th inst.—Fined 5s and costs. si John Morgan, alias Shon Bach, was charged by Mr. David p Williams, of the Angel inn, with being drunk and disorderty v at his house, on the 16th inat. He being a well known cus. tomer to the Bench, and being unable to find sureties for his tl future good conduct, was committed to Cardiff House of Cor. p rection for 21 day9. 1 ,.„ n c
CARDIFF POLICE.—JULY 17. J Before C. C. Williams, Esq., Mayor. Catherine Thomas appeared to answer the complaint of Thos. ( Davies, police constable. He said he was on duty on Sunday j morning last, about one o'clock, when he heard a noise in Whit- a more Lane, with screams of murder: he immediately went to n the spot, and found ihe prisoner very drunk, and fighting, and n using very bad laaguage.—One month's imprisonment, with a hard labour. c William Morgan and Richard Lewis were charged wnn p playing "pitch and toss" on Sunday morning last, during c church lime.—The prisoners who appeared sorry forlheu mlscon. p duct, were admonished and discharged. •' William John, a boatman, was charged with being on boar c the Lady Charlotte Guest, at 4 o'clock" in the morning, for an J unlawful purpose.—A witness proved seeing the prisoner on I, the deck of the vessel, without his shoes, which were on shore, c covered over with a piece of canvass. Information was given a to the police, and the prisoner taken into custody.—Bound over n to appear when called upon. s=s==^ _t'' e
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT. a MONMOUTH. WED. JULY 19. a The Commissioner, H. R. Reynolds, Esquiie, held his cir- I cuit court at Monmouth on Wednesday last. There were nearly twenty prisoners who sought to obtain the benefit of ( the Act, many of whom were opposed n Mr. Cooke, of the Oxford Circuit, was the only barrister '] who attended. i A case which seemed to excite much interest, was that of I Daniel Morgan, late of the Cross Keys Inn Usk Mr. Cooke appeared in suppon of the iisohent ad(i Mr. t Partridge of Usk, m opposition to his discharge, on behalf < of Mr John Jones of the New House. Llangeview, and for S Messrs Kent and Co., of Upton-upon-Severn, on the ground > of an undue preference, and also of a fraudulent disposition < of his properly. r J It appeared that the insolvent having reason to expect an ex- » ecution against his effects, at tbe suit of Sandford and Co the 1 Chepstow Wine Company, made over a parl of hjg effec*l,< at I the Cross Keys to a Mr. John Prosser, the present occupier a of the premises, by valuation, for £ 265 7s 6d, and made a sale of the remainder, by auction, for £ 105 I2a6d and at I the same time also received of Mr. Tippins, the mortgagee of the premises, £150, by way of further charge on his g pre- s mises, making altogether £461, which it appeared the insol- vent had disposed of among certain favoured creditors men- i tioned in the fchdule, and amongst others his brother John t Morgan, who the insolvent swore was a creditor to the amount < of £113 10s. The debts amounted to £1059 Us 7d, apd the credits only to £40 Os 6d. The case lasted a considerable period on Wednesday, and ( was adjourned to the next morning, for the purpose of the I insolvent producing his brother John Morgan. On the next t morning the brother was not produced, and Mr. Partridge very strongly urged to the Commissioner the culpability of the c insolvent's conduct throughout the business, more especially as ] regarded his brother. # J The Commissioner said he had seldom witnessed such a gross < case as that of the insolvent, and ordered that the insolvent f should be discharged conditionally, on payment of £150 into t court, and if that sum was not paid, he was to be imprisoned, i and his case was to stand over till the next circuit court, I when he was to produce his brother John Morgan. j Much laughter was occasioned in court on an application » being made on the part of the insolvent that he should give i "bail" till the next hearing. c Mr Partridge applied for the expenses. ] The Commissioner: Yes, certainly. This is a most proper 1 case of opposition. < William Crates, T. A. Meaker, Francis Hambleton, John t Rees, Thomas Richards, David Blackwood, William Harper, George Kingston, T. M. Williams, and William Jone6, to be I discharged forthwith. ( Evan Morton to pay £12 into couit. c Benjamin Thomas remanded for twenty months. William Ion to be discharged upon giving up possession of a 1 house. Sybil Johns and James Lambert adjfurned to next circuit. William Prossei and Charles Evans to be discharged upon I filing certain affidavits. s James Leonard remanded for five months. v
THE IRON RADE.-At the quarterly meeting of the South J Staffordshire ironmasters, held at Birmingham, on Thurs- day last, a further drop in prices ol lOs.a-ton on bar iron, s and 5s. on pig iron, took place. A strong memorial to t Sir Robert Peel, setting forth the miserably depressed state of trade, was agreed to. A reduction of threepence a- a day in the men's wages comes into operation on Monday, c when a general strike is expected. r DEPTFORD IRON WORKS.—One-half of tbe largest cast- iron beams in the coal trade, for a pumping-engine, 2,56- a horse power, was cast at the Deptford Iron-Works, weigh- I ing nearly twenty tons. The melting process was excuted in two cupolas, in about three hours, and at the time f i tapping they contained from twenty-five to twenty- f toni of pig-iron in a fluid state,,— Northern Itmcg.
FLOATXNCI OF THE (frRBAT BRITAIN. VISIT OF PRINCE ALBERT. BRISTOL, WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH, 1843. July the 19th was a great day for Bristol, and will mark one of the most interesting events in its history. The VISit of tle Queen's consort to the ancient and loyal city of England s merchants, in order to celebrate with them the completion of the finest and most beautiful ship that ever pressed the waters —at once a perfect model of naval architecture and an honour to the enterprise of the country—was an event well calculated to all forth manifestations of pride and exultation and the Bnstolians have certainly acted on the great occasion in a manner worthy of their commercial renown. Business was totally suspended, the city was literally decked with laurels, and the day was gi"en to triumph. Prince Albert evidently felt warml thankful for the enthu- siasm of his reception, whilst the glorious scenes which met his eye in every direction were well calculated to impress on his mind enlarged ideas of the country in which his happy destiny has given hIm so exalted a position. Nothing was wanting to complete the honours paid to the illustrious visitor. The whole population came forth to greet him he entered every street under a triumphal arch, inscribed with a complimentary motto gay flags floated in the breeze along the line of procession; elegantly-dressed ladies waved their handkerchiefs from the windows, in welcome to the hus- band of their beloved Queen; magnificent equipages joined the cortege j the luxury of entertainment, and all that is con nected with the refinements of pleasure, were observed in a manner which became, on so auspicious an event, the dignity of a great commercial city, Thousands of persons from distant parts swelled the triumph of Wednesday, amongst whom were great numbers from Mon- mouthshire and the Principality. On Tuesday, the Usk steamer conveyed about 250 visitors to Bristol, and on Wednesday morning the Ayr left Newport with upwards of 300 passengers, amongst whom were several members of the distinguished fami- lies of the county. The Cardiff and Chepstow packets were literally crowded with passengers, and the coup d'ccil in pro- ceeding up the Bristol river was one of the most strikingly pic- turesque we ever witnessed flags crowned the highest rocks, whilst thousands of persons studded the cliffs and matchless scenery of Shakspeare's river. Those who have gone up the lovely Rhine," speak of the soft flowing Avon" on this oc- casion in terms of preference and admiration. We understand that the Prince paused in pleasing astonish- ment at the varied attractions about tbe rocks of Clifton, and we should not be at all surprised to hear that the account con- veyed by his Royal Highness ( who regards the beauties of Na. lure with the eye of a poet) to the Queen, induced at no distant date, the honour of a visit by her Majesty. As it would be next to impossible to detail the various at- tractive objects which enlivened and beautified Bristol and Cllflon, we shall merely observe, that never, in the palmiest days of England's prosperity, has any city displayed brighter features of exultation as before observed, every street pre sented ils triumphal arch and gay banners; the bells of all the churches rang merry peals and the day closed with galas, fire works, and illuminations. We take the following particulars from the Gazette:— This long-expected event—or rather conjunction of events, each of which would have been of most exciting interest to the citizens 01 Br)sto).but when combined, present an attraction never surpassed in the city—took place this day. Pieviou? nUlIlhelS of our paper have made our readers acquainted with 'he contemplated preliminary arrangements, which were, how ever, not definitively sellled seltleci till Saturday last. Up to that time the inhabitants, from causes which we need not stop to particularise, were kept in a state of doubt aud uncertainty as to the movements of his Royal Highness whether, in fact, it was intended to receive him, with as much privacy as could be mainiained, as the guest of the Steam Packet Company, to whose premises he was to be conducted by a short and by-way or whether the ardent and very natural curiosity 01 the citizen* at large should be gratified by a public progress through the principal streets. Happily the latter course was at length de- cided on, and the manifestations of loyalty, esteem and affec- tion his RoyalHighness has this day experienced from all classes, cannot fail, we should imagine, to implant in his breast, feel- ings of strong satisfaction that he was not induced to deprive himself of a most cordial and hearty welcome, and the hun- dreds and thousands of pleased and gratified spectators of the opportunity of seeing the consort of their beloved Queen. To what may be styled the phvsica) difficulties, most cause. lessly thrown in the way, might yesterday have been added the elemental. The weather, which had been glorious and splen- did for many weeks, took a sudden turn, and yesterday there was almost one continued rain, with a dirty horizon, causmt many to look with anxious forebodings to the morrow. Luckily the morning, however, broke clear, and though there was a smart scud at an early hour, with at one time a prospect of further wet, long before hIS Royal Highness's arrival the sun shone out w'th brilliance and splendour, giving every promise of an auspicious day—a promise that we regret to say has noi been altogether fulfilled, some smart showers and a heavy storm having intervened in the afternoon. From a very early hour in the morning, the note of prepara- tion was heaid on every side, and artificers were busily engaged in completing the arrangements which the unfavourable state of weather on the previous evening had left unfinished. Even so soon as six o'clock, numbers of respectably dressed individuals were seen wending their way towards the station, and the crowds rapidly increasiug as the time approached, for which "expectation was on the tiptoe." ARRIVAL OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS. The hour at which his Royal Highness was expected to ar- rive being ten o'clock, long before that time immense crowds had assembled. At the splendid terminus of the railway two strong bodies of police, under the direction of Superintendents Boswortjyand Webb, were stationed to keep the way clear at the entrance gates. Other portions of the police and soldiers of the Worth Somerset and Gloucester Yeomanry lined the streets. In the interior of the terminus nearly 100 of the Com. pany's constables, in their handsome uniforms, werestationed at varioiij|-interva]g. Oq8:ndred soldiers of the 75th foot in full uniform, under the command of Major Macksworth, were drawn up on the platform to form a guard of honour, and to clear the way from the station. The splendid band of the First Life Guards oc- cupied a position in the centre of the station, and played nu meroua ans. A troop of tbe Fourth Light Dragocn Guards formed the escort of his Royal Highness. The arrangemenis made by the Great Western Railway Company to receive his Royal Highness on his arrival, were judicious, and the taste displayed, excellent. The side for the alighting was of course the down platform, two large compatt- ments of which had been boarded off. In the first compart ment, which was covered with a rich carpet, was placed an antique chair of curious workmanship, with handsome velvet cushions. The second department was laid down with the car- pet from the Council House, and was appropriated for the re- ception of the Town Council, the clergy, and others, who passed on into it after presenting the addresses. Opposite to the door of the royal carriage was placed a handsome stool or cushion for his Highness to step upon from the carriage. The platform, for a very considerable space, was laid down lengthways with a rich crimson carpeting, and the benches and cushions from the Council Chamber were placed about for the accommodation of the numerous visitors, who had been fortu- nate enough to obtain tickets. As the hour approached at which his Royal Highness was expected, the interest and excitement continued to increase, and the immense area comprised by the largest Railway Ter- minus in England was crowded on both sides to overflowing, by an immense assemblage of ladies and gentlemen, of whom the former largely predominated. About nine o'clock, the Right Worshipful the Mayor, James Gibbs, Esq., preceded by the city officers, bearing their silver maces, and attended by the High Sheriff, Jere Hill, Esq. the Town Clerk, D. Burges, Esq.; the Mayor's Chaplain, the Rev. J. Nash; the Treasurer, J.Gerrard, Esq.; the Sword Bearer, and nearly all the Members of the Council, arrived and took up the position allotted for them. After the Council came the Very Rev. the Dean, attended by nearly 30 of the Clergy. On the platform also we noticed Lord John Somerset and his Staff in full unform Thomas Kington, Esq., the Chairman of the Great Britain Steam Company H, Bush, Esq., Vice Chairman, and the Directors, John Miles, Esq., Bonville Were, Esq., T. H. England, Esq,, — Pyecroft. Esq. Captain Clax- ton, T. R. Guppy, and R. B. Ward, Esqrs. John Savage, Esqr., also attended as Master of the Incorporate Society of Merchants, together with George Lunell, and Richard Robin. son, Esq" the WarrJens. About a quarter to to ten o'clock expectation was raised to the highest pitch by the airival of a pilot engine, announcing that the royal train had reached Bath, in the wonderfully short space of time of two hours and forty minutes, from Paddington. All doubt and uncertainty were now at an end, and the feel- ingS of joyful exultation and ardent loyalty which animated every breast at the near prospect of beholding the esleemeed Consort of our beloved Q«ieen, were dep>cted on tbe counten- ances of ihe countless multitudes to do him honour. precisely at ten o'clock the signal was given that the royal catriages were approaching, and in an instant the train drew up tbe soldiers presented arms, the band struck up, whilst the shouts of thousands rent the air. Hit Royal Highness Prince Albert then alighted from the carriage, and every person immediately uncovered as his Royal Highness proceeded to the top of the compartment. His Royal Highness was diessed, not in uniform, but in the private dress of a gentleman, the only badges which he wore being the ribbon and star of the order of the garter. His Royal Highness was accompanied by the most noble the Marquess of Exeter, wear- ing the ribbon and star of the garter, Groom of the btole 10 his Royal Highness Lord Whaincliffe, President of the Council; Lords Liveipool, Lincoln, and Charles Wellesley Col. Bou- verie, Equerry tn Waiting to his Royal Highness; and G. E. Anson, Esq., his Royal Highness's Private Secretary. In the other carriage were Charles Russell, Esq., Chairman of the Railway Company, and C. A. Saunders, Esq" the Secretary. Tbe royal carriages were drawn by the Damon engine, and the whole train was conducted by I. K. Brunei, Etq., engineer to the company. As soon as the acclamations had subsided, his Worship the Mayor was introduced to his Royal Highness and the Town Cle»k, D. Burges, Esq., who then read a congratulatory ad- dress to his Royal Highness Prince Albert. His Worship the Mayor then received the address from the Town Clerk, and presented it to his Royal Highness. His Royal Highness, in a few sentences, utteied in such a low tone of voice that not a word was heard two yards from him, was understood to express his high gratification at receiving such an address from Ihe loyal city of Bristol, and at the very warm reception with which he had been greeted. John Savage, Esq., was then introduced to his Royal High- ness, as Master of the Society of Merchants, and briefly ad. dressed his Royal Highness in the name of the society. Mr. S. then presented the freedom of the Society, in a hand- some gold box, richiy chased and beautifully engraved, and bearing an appropriate inscription. His Royal Highness briefly expressed his acknowledgments and gratification for the honour conferred upon him by the so ciety admitting him as one of its honorary members. The Very Rev. the Dean was then introduced to his Royal Highness, and addressed him briefly. His Royal Highness again expressed the gratification he felt at receiving this mark of attention from the clergy of the city of Bristol. The formal business of the presentation of the addresses hav- ing been gone through, his Royal Highness proceeded to the private room of the Directors, accompanied by his suite, the Mayor, the Magtflr of the Society of Merchaotg, the DaD, and other gentlemen. After remaining about 20 minutes, IS Royal Highness descended the staircase, and took his seat in one of the royal carriages in waiting, amidst the acclamations of the assembled throng. In the first carriage were his Royal Highness; thei Rig Worshipful the Mayor, in full official costume Lord W harn- cliffe, and Lord Lincoln. As the cortege passed, at a moderate pace, t roug e s ree it is needless to say that his Royal Highness was received with the most rapturous demonstrations of applause, w e ac koowled^ed by reoeatedly touching his hat, an s tg y ow ing. Whether it were from the excitement, an we may^a tfie novelty of the scene, we thought his Rova lg ness looked even paler than usual. I THE BANQUET AND THE LAUJfCH. Shortly after 12 o'clock his Royal Highness armed at the works of the Great Western Steam Ship Company, |n w ,c^> now launched upon those waters over which she is proudly to sweep, was that magnificent ?(-*?€), to honoui with his inspection was the chief object of his Royal Highoes* s visit. A Guard of Honour was stationed at the works, and the way was kept free from interruption by detachments of the yeomanry, and the civic force. A splendid regimenlal band was stationed on board the Great Britain, and added much to the enlivening of the scene. His lloyal Highness, on reaching the yard, was received by the Chairman, Directors, and Engineer of the Company, and by them escorted all over the vessel, in which his Royal High- ness appeared to take great interest, and respecting which he put many and minute enquiries to T. R. Guppy, Esq., the Civil Engineer under whose directions the vessel was chiefly built. As his Royal Highness walked from stem to stern of the noble ship, the numerous visitors who wele on board had an ample opportunity of looking upon the consort of our beloved sovereign, and his Royal Highness returned wifti much cour- tesy and condescension the marks of respect with which he was everywhere greeted. Having completed his inspection, his Royal Highness, the distinguished visitors by whom he was accompanied, and the numerous guests who had taken tickets, then repaired to the Pavilion to partake of the splendid BANQUET which had been provided. This elegant entertainment was laid out in a spacious pavilion, formerly used as the smith's room, but which having been neatly fitted up, retained no trace of its former uses. The roof was supported by numerous pillars co- vered with muslin in folds, presenting an exact resemblance to fluted columns, and only distinguished from such on close in spection. At the upper end of the room was a lahle in the figure of a horse shoe, and down the room ran 12 long tables. The half-circle table at the top was called the royallable, and was covered with rare and rich ornaments of a most beautiful description. In front of the seat occupied by his Royal High- ness, was a large stiver salver or waner, with ornaments repre senting Cupids bearing wreaths of flowers. On either side were superb silver goble's, and splendid massive candelabra containing choice and exquisite flowers. The other tables were ornamented in a corresponding manner. In the ceutre of the horseshoe formed bv the royal table, was placed a curious piece of mechanism, showing the Great Briiain in full sail, and her noble proportions were prominently exhibited by contrasting her with two oiher vessels of comparatively large dimensions, but which looked quite small by her side. and which were moved by the same piece of mechanism. The banquet was cold, and consisted of chickens, tongues, hams, &cc., &c. curious contectionary, ices, blanc manges, and utmost every description of fruit, p nes, melons, strawberries, r-ispberries, &c. Champagne, Port. Sherry, light wines, iced Punch, and Lemonade were in abundance. The whole was supplied by, and under the superintendence of, Mr. Hazard, 01 Clifton. At the royal table there were seated the Chairman of the Company, T. Kington, Esq., who acted as President, having on his right his Royal Highness Prince Albert, Lord Wharn cliffe, Mrs. Miles, of Leigh, His Excellency the Hon. Edwaid Everett, American minister, Lord Wilton, the Marquess 01 Northampton, Lord Lincoln, Lord Bairington, the Hon. Mrs Liddle, Lord John Somerset, and the Hon. F. H. Berkeley On the left of the chairman were Lady Granville Somerset, ihe Mayor of Bristol, his Excellency M. Bunsen, Prussian Minister, tbe Marquess of Exeter. Loid Liverpool, Lord Hard wick, Lord Gtanville Somerset, P. W. Miles, Esq M.P., the Hon. Grantley Berkeley, Sir Edward Codtiogton, and G. E Anson, Esq. Amongst the other distinguished ttfVrobers of the company stated to be present were—Lord Dalhousie, T ord Adolphus. Fitzclarence, Lord G Lennox, Lord and Lady Seaford, Lord C Wellesley, Lord Ingestre, Lord Mansfield, his Excellency M. Van de Wevel, Belgian Minister, and Madame Van de VVe ver; M. Durant St. Andre, Consul for France; Count Pollon,'Sardinian Minister Le Marquis de Sommery Baron I hite, Hon. J. Murphy, Mexican Minister; and the right hon. VV. Gladstone, Esq., M.P., and Mrs. Gladstone. About 600 sat down, more than one half of whom were ladies, and it may readily be imagined that the presence of so large a number of the fair sex gave an additional animation to the scene. The substantial portion of the repast having been concluded with a rapidity which evinced that the exertions of the morning had helpeo sharpen the appetites of the royal and distin guished guests. The Chairman rose and said the leading toast which he bad to propose was the health of her Most Gracious Majesty the Qceen. (Loud cheers.) On ordinary occasions that toast was received with rapturous applause, but on the present occasion he was sure it would be received and drank with ten fold enlhu. siasm —(cheers)—honoured as they were with the presence of her illustrious consort. (Great cheering.) May God long preserve our gracious Queen, and grant to her a prosperous and happy reign. (Tremendous cheering.) The Chairman said the next toast was the health of her esty ihe Queen Duwager. I The Chairman in proposing the next toast said, he rose with feelings of unaffected diffidence to do so, and he must appeal to their kind indulgence, a3 he felt himself unequal to do justice to the subject. He had the high gratification to call on ihen. all to unite with him in testifying their gratitude to their illus- trious guest, by joining with him in the toast he was about to propose. (Loud cheers.) As the consort of their beloved Queen, as the parent of the Prince and Princess of England, they had that day hailed the arrival of his Royal Highness in their ancient city. (Cheers.) They welcomed his presence here with every sentiment of loyality and devotion, and the) begged him to accept the expression of their cordial respet t and esteem—respect and esteem for those qualities with which he adorned his exalted station, and endeaied himself to them II. (Great cheering.) On behalf of the directors and pro prietors of the Steam Ship Company, it was his especial dUl) to express their deep sense of the extreme kindness and cour tesy of his Royal Highness in having consented to visit then vessel on the present occasion, and to encourage their enter nrise bv giving to their unrivalled ship, that day, the name „p his Id'p.e/count, (Uucl, cU«ri»g.). H« W. ».6 jonl .Km every individual would concur «itK him in doing onoJto the heal,h of his Royal Highness Pno, Albert and in wishing l.im long life and every posstole hap piness. (Immense and prolonged cheering, the lad.es waving 'His'RoyarHTghness Prince Albert, on rising to return thanks was received with renewed bursts of applause. He said: I thank you all for the kindness with which you have received me which has afforded me the greatest pleasure, vfi •' »l> i 7' L.i pliment paid to his fellow citizens and to himsel in and appropriate speech. The Chairman next gave the health of his Royal Hig ness 'he Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal runny. (Much cheering.) The Chairman gave—the Army and Navy. Lord John Somerset and Admiral Sir E. Codrington ac knowledged the compliment. The Chairman next gave—the Ambassadors and Ministers of Foreign Powers. (Loud cheers.) His Excellency the Hon. Ed. Everett, American Minister, returned thanks in a singularly beautiful, eloquent, and ap- propriate address. The Chairman gave—Her Majesty s Mintsters. Lord Whaincliffe, President of the Board of Trade, re- turned thanks and proposed as a toast—The Ancient Com- pany of the Merchant Venturers of Bristol. J. Savage Esq. Master of the society, returned thanks. Lord Liverpool proposed-Prospenty to the Great Britain, and the health of the Chairman and Directors of the Company. (Much cheering.) T. Kindlon, Esq., Chairman of the Company, acknow- ledged the compliment. The Chairman then proposed the last toast—the Bishop and Clergy of the Diocese. The Very Rev. the Dean returned thanks. His Royal Highness and the other distinguished guests then quitted the Pavilion, and repaired to the gallery which had been erected close alongside of the vessel, to enable bis Royal Highness to bestew upon that noble vessel the name which she now so appropriately bears. This ceremony took place at about half-past three o clock, the Great Britain being towed out of her dock by the Avon steamer, which like herself is worked by the screw," and was manufactured by Stothert, Slaughter, and Co. As the noble vessel passed the end of the gallery in which his Royal Highness was stationed, he dashed at the head a bot- tle of Champagne, and gave to her the name, as the Chairman of the Banquet said, of his adopted country, tbe Great Britain, and let us add that a more noble sponsor for a nobler work of art never before performed the like ceremony. The proceedings having thus terminated, his Royal Highness —attended by his suite—entered the royal carriages, which were drawn up in the yard, and, preceded by two troops of the Glou- cester and Somersetshire Yeomanry, drove, by way of the New Cut (every available position along the line of route being crowded by spectators) at once to the railway terminus, wheie a special train being in wailing, he was speedily conveyed to London, there to relate to our most gracious Sovereign the Queen, his beloved consort, the tidings of the enthusiastic re ception he had received at the hands of her devoted and loyal subjects of her ancient city of Bristol.
PARLIAMENTARY DIVISION.—Redress of Griev- ances for Ireland.—The following names appear in the minority of 164 in favour of Mr. W. S. O'Brien's motion for a com mittee to inquire into the causes of the discontent existing in Ireland, with a view to the redress of grievances R. J. Blewitt Hon. Captain Berkeley, Hon. C. Berkeley, Hon. F. H. Berke- ley, E. B. Clive, C. Greenaway, John Martin, E, Protheroe, R. Pulsford, G. P. Scrope, and W. H. Stanton.—The follow ing voted in the majority of 243 against the motion SIr W. Codrington, W. Cripps, W. Dowdeswell, R. B. Hale, O. Mor- gan, and Lord G. Somerset.-Hon. G. Berkeley, J. Phillpotts and Sir M. Wood paired off in favour of the motion and T. W. Master paired against it.—In the division on Mr. O'Brien s motion, the following Tories voted against the Government: Lord John Manners, the Hon. George Smythe, Mr. A. Coch- rane, and Mr. Ferrand, and many kept away. We are sorry to say also, that several Liberal members were absent from their Our war steam ships form no lew proportion than one-fifth of the British navy
OUR LETTER BOX. To the Editor of the Mimmoutht\ire Merlin SIR,-In consequence of an incorrect statement having ap" peared in your paper of the 9th inst, relative to a Teetotal Meeting held on the Green, above Caerleon, a few days before that time, sixteen of the Newport Teetotaller. went there latt Monday evening to explain their principles to the inbabttanti, and to persuade drunkards to become sober, and to convince the alcoh d drinker that Teetotaleis are not to be frightened by the beating of 91d kettles, or the swearing of false oaths, or the throwing of stones, or by the murderous threats of maltsters, beer-sellers, and other ill-disposed persons. At eight o'clock on the above eveniDg a chair was fixed upon a heap of stones on the Green, and a good old Teetotaller was unanimously voted into it. The chairman opened the meeting by stating the object for which it had been called, and made some very beautiful remarks on the blessed effects of Teeto- talism. After he had called upon several working men to address the meeting, all of whom did it ,itti a great deal of prudence, as well as firmness, he caUed upon me, and all soon as I began to <peak, a bloated malster, blowing like a porpoise, commenced .king me by stating that I was drunk—that I was a rogue —, was a fool—that I had caused John Frost lo be trans* 'A above all other crimes I was guilty of, that port. ana OUng lady. I reminded the Friends of the 1 was cotrr.mgI ~ter,"and of the superiority of his talents, excellency o hrschara. ubl.c and of 4„ tb, and of his eloquence as a v £ hl|aoihropist, for he was so men tn Caerleon he wa tbe r. P J malt to gratify kind as to take their barley and co. ihem and to make them happy. >q bim i(J t d After I had complimented him to try chairman pro- humour, I asked him lo take my place, wri of d J he mised that he should have a hearing. Ioswad | continued to bully me, and got a patty of workup Pe°P « £ ,oin him to cheer, and to make all sorts of noise to a. neeting. My friends surrounded me, and with their [ stopped the roaring of the Lion, and the bawling of his tools: After a regular row, which lasted about 20 minutes, he and his supporters left the Coldstream Guards" to enjoy their own opinions. And thus did the Teetotallers tnumph over drunk- ards, and truth and liberty gain a gloiious victory over error and tyranny. Since the above meeting took place two of the Caeileon Ma- pirates have kindly promised their protection to the Teeto- aIlels. By inserting this short letter in your paper of this week, dHI will much oblige the Committee of the Newport I'solotal Society. j remain, your well-wisher. WILLIAM EDWARDS. Newport, July 19, 1843.
WELSH RIOTS. To the Dissenting Mi/listers of WaUs. REVEREND GENTLEMEN,-Previous to my again addreaain* vou, I beg to thank the Editor of the MERLIT4 tor giving ineer- tion to my last letter, and, although I regret to say that my ob- servations have not hitherto had the effect intended, I never- theless trust, that with your aid, and on mature reflection, the misguided Rebeccaites will be induced to refrain from further violence and outrage against the pS1'1 )c peace. As an inducement to them for so doing, 1 beg to remind them that all the mischief they have done to toll-houses and gates, must be made good by the several counties m which the havock tnd destruction have been committed, and which senous ex- "cnse will consequently be entailed not only ou themselves, hut other and more innocent persons, so that making," use of an old and vulgar saying. Miss Rebecca and her progeny i.,¡ive not only made a Pretty kettle of fish" of it, but have actuO 1 jumped herself, her offspring, and the toll payers, generally, from out of the frying-pan into the fire," independently, as I, in my former letter stated, of the first mentioned personages 'raving subjected themselves to prosecutions of a highly penal nature.. May [ be permitted, under such circumstances, to suggest to you reverend gentlemen the goodl you might possible effect, by calling meetings of your several and respective congrega- ions and explaining to them these matters 1 Probably, there nav be some amongst them who, moat unhappily for them- selves and all of us, have mixed themselvea up with the recent outrages, but who might be induced by your influence aea per- ■suasion to desist from further lawless aggression and violence, ind thereby put a stop to the mischief and ruin which will in- evitably fall upon those parts of the Puncipality, wherein such nadness, wickedness, and folly, have been enacted, if further >ersisted in. As an instance of the influence that popular ministers have with their congregations, and the Welsh people generally, I teg to notice the following circumstance which transpired in the neighbourhood of Swansea, on Saturday last. The toal nasters, and even the proprietors of coper works in this loca- lity, have, from urgent necessity, on account of the depressed vate of trade, been obliged to riduce the men's wages a vast number of men in theit employ, consequently felt dissatisfied ,nd discontented, and a meeting was called which, )I am redtblv informed, was attended by neatly 4,000 persons. The Rev. Thomas Davies, late of Ebenezer Chapel, but now of Centre Chapel, addressed this vast multitude in the Welsh ansuaee, and his reasoning to them merits to be published in n V.tters of gold, for it was founded in truth and common sense e told them that whilst their masters flourished and trade was its full meridian, they suppotted and paid to then men libe- ral and good wages, but that now when trade was on the wane, a id bad with their employers, they are actually expending (by keeping their men in employ even at reduced wiges)., thar vliich they gained and realized in more prosperous times; would it, therefore, be fair or just in the men to forsake their old masters under such circumstances 1 They suppor e n stuck to you when trade was good, and *^ould you n f ire in adverse circumstances stick to and supp' •a TS? SmriX"™.k. Honour be »..ch pel as this, for his ways are peace; he deserves well of his country.. I merely, reverend Sirs, mention the above circumstance, ia )rder to shew of what infinite service you may be in these times )1 trouble and adversity, and beg you, therefore, to go and do likewise, that when you lay your heads on your pillows your .-onscience may approve of what you have done. and you may have no cause to regret the neglecting iu the hour of need the suMestions and advice of t Your Friend, Swansea, July 17,1843. LYCDRGUS.
BIRTHS. July 17tb, at Bassalleg, the wife of Mr. E. Hill, of a daughter. 20th instant, at Usk, the lady of James Boulton, Esq., sur- geon, of a son. MARRIED. On Thursday last, at the Holy Trinity Church, Bornley, by ti e Rev. R M Master, M.A., the Rev J B Phillips, M.A., of All Souls College, Oxon, only son of J B Phillips, Esq., of Witston House, Monmouthshire, to Mary AnoeShaw, eldest daughter of.Richard Shaw, Esq., solicitor, Fulledge, Burnley. At St. Mary's Church, Monmouth, on Tuesday laat, 1\1.. H. Morgan, builder, of Usk, to Miss C. Prichard, late of Ross, Herefordshire. DIED. 7th instant, MiBl Rachel Phillips, daughterof Wm. Phillips, Esq., of Penner House, Monytbusloyne, Monmouthshire, after a long and painlul illness, borne with Christian resigoaiioo, aged 18 years. July 11, at Brecon, aged 46 years, Mr. John Evaaa, fuard of the Hereford mail. July 10, after a long and painful illness, Elizabeth Jay, of Wyebridge-street, Monmouth. July 10, David, second son of David Carruthers Esq., of the Grondra-house, near Chepstow, aged 20 years. He was a youth 01 the most generous mmd, and his early decease is much regretted by his relatives and friends. July 12 at Chepstow, aged 73 years, Sarah, widow of the late Mr. Charles Howell, formerly of Pant-y-Saiaon, Mon- mTi?h instant, Mr. Mathew Piide, shipowner, an honest and much-respected inhabitant of Cardiff. 11th instant, at Cardiff, the infant son of Mr. Geo. Morgan, of the Bute Docks.
REBECCA.—One of the strongest and most alarming signa of the disaffected state of the population, not merely amongsi the labouring but also the middle classes in Carmarthenshire, is, that the trials of those persons who were out on bail charged with a riot at Tallog on the 12th of June, have been removed by certiorari from that county to the Queen's Ben< h. Thii it <n indication of the belief of Government that the jurors of Carmarthenshire are either Rebeccaites, or to much under the influence of that confederacy as to incapacitate them from giving a free and unbiassed verdict on the trials of the rioters. Worcester and Shrewsbury fairs were flat, and at both places many thinga were driven home untold. Mutton may be stated at 5d. per Pound lamb a shade higher; beef 51 to 6d.