UKOKMOT7TK SUMMER ASSIZES. (Concluded from our last.) SPECIAL JUKY-DOIL DEM LEWIS V. LEWIS. The following gentlemen were sworn a special jury in this cause :— .? mil,am Morgan, Esq. J0,eph Hu h Esq. Thomas Wtlhams, Esq. William Williams E.q, John Tyler, Esq F> H> Willia Esq. W"A' wW' ES3- Wm" Hun'" L.tUe, Esq. J L Thomas Tudor, Esq. Joh. H.rley, £ sq. T. A. Williams, Esq. W. A. Williams, Thomas Tudor, Esq. Joh. H.rley, £ sq. I T. A. Williams, Esq. '11. an action of ejectment brought by the plaintiff to J?-?- e- va''(l,,y of a will. The property in dispute is situated "l »ve« church East, Monmouthshire. 1\lr Richards, Mr Alexander, and Mr F. V. Lee were coun. sel for the plaintiff, and Mr Sergeant Talfourd and Mr Keating for the defendant. ° Mr Lee harinjf opened the pleadings, Mr Sergeant lallourd rose, and was about to commence the defendant's case, claiming his right to begin by admitting the prima facie ca<e of pedigree on the other side, when Mr Richards objected. After the matter had been argued on both sides, the judge ruled that Mr Richards should begin. Mr Richards itated his case to the jury. It was an action of ejectment, brought by the lessor of the plaintiff, Mr John Lewis, 10 recover some lands now in the possession of MrsMarv Lewis, the widow of the late Mr William Lewis. The pro- perty ia question consisted of two farms, ode he Glyn, con- taining about forty.two acres, and another, the Hill farm', con- tatniog about thirty.silt acres of land, and a piece of land about two acres, all being situate at Newchurch and Shirenewlon, in this county. The farma and lands belonged to Mr W. Lewis, who died at the end of 1841, without issue. The lessot of the plaintiff it heir at law, and an attempt would be made to set op nmt will to make out a claim to the property, which will, h. believed, was executed at a time when the testator was in a atate of imbecility, in February, 1841, and would not pass any Property, for when it was made, the mind of the plaintiff was •er y gone *nd extinguished. Such a will was a mere piece »»nT"e ^ut be could go further back, and mention a «n. m,de in 1836, when he married the present defend- At ",ne he w»« in a state of imbecility, and after canvassing several ladies, he married the defendant, who was at that time named Prothero. The settlement does not name the whole of the ptoperty-only a part—so that if the settlement was valid, it leaves the other part of the question still unsettled -at this period of the case he was not at liberty to state more, and at present he would call witnesses to prove the pedigree of the heir at law. Jane Blore was called by Mr Alexander, and was about to be examined, when Mr Sergeant Talfourd said he would admit the pedigree, but not the seizing. He would admit the testator died in posses- sion of the property. Mr Sergeant Taliourd rose to address the jury on the part of iie^eriirant* the widow of the late William Lewis,—she married him in 1836, resided wiih him till his death, and proved the will without opposition. He could not help characterising this as an unjust attempt to deprive Nlrq LewIs of Ihe property. It was true that the testator bad made aevera) offels-il is% not unnatural that Mary Proihero, ha- ving accepted him, and nursed him in his sickness, should be left '.omfortable in her circumstances-it was but grateful. The Present action seeks to deprive her of every shilling, even to set taide the settlement upon the faith of which she got married- a settlement by which one of the farms was settled upon her. The learutd sergeant then described the nature of the property d.h,2 •b,?««n ,e-.l,'ed T° h" by ,he 'ettlement which was 2,!° "d d:,WD by Mr Hammond, a respectable his o'ln farm rV>U L° '*?' Wr who managed drove ver! hird h ,D'° °WQ co°"«ts, be believed, about that soul ar8aiD,» w>« incapable of giving directions ha^n e n Mr Lewi' liv°d 00 Glar* farm-he he dm orroer will, but at be found himself grow weaker, rtpn, enlnine^ ,0 nuke another, and give the whole of his pro- ofh' f° 14 '18t' 00 8real affection for the merabeis is taroily, for on one occasion he had warned his brother off his land, and in order to do justice to his wife he sent for Mr Hammond, and gave him instructions to make the will. The will, which bore tlate 23rd February, 1841, was read by the learned judge. It gave the whole of the property real and personal to Mrs. Lewis, in the event of her surviving the testa- tor. hIr Hammond wrote the will in the preseuce of Mr Lewis, who said it expressed his intentions, but he was unable to sign it, for his hand shook, and Mr Hammond said he had better write out a copy and sign it lor him. which was done in the presence of two witnesses. A person named Pask, a carpenter, heard the proposal made to Mrs Le",is, and Pask was one of the persons who witnessed the will. It was too often the case that persons in robust health neglected to make a will. IStit here was a case. The will was properly attested, and was exe- cuted at the time it bears (Ltle-he had friends to dine with him oq that day, the 23rd of February, and when he died it was tin the 28th of December. He should call witnesses who had opportunities of seeing Mr Lewis before and after that ti ne. He would show that after the will was executed, he drove hard biirgains-I)e would call Mr King, a medical gentleman who attended him after his marriage, in a fit of illness, and who had attended Mrs Lewis in her confinement with a stillborn child, and who had at that time frequent conversation with him while waiting at the house, for Mrs Lewis's labour was protracted- he would call two or three ministers of the Wesleyan persua- sion, persons of great piety and considerable intelligence. He would produce these witnesses to show that the deceased was not—at the time when he made the will-in an unsound itate of mind, and that his mind was, in fact, perfectly un- clouded. The witnesses on both sides having been ordered out of court, Joseph Hickworth was called, and examined by Mr Keating: Am clerk to the registrar of the Consistory Court of Llandaff. I produce the probate of the will of Mr Lewis. Cross-examined by Mr Richards I do not know of my o knowledge that the caveat was entered-proceedings are this raomen' going on. Mr Francis Hammond, solicitor, of Chepstow, knew the late Mr Lewis. Looking at a deed, he said I am the anestjog witness to that deed—I saw it executed by Mr Lewis; I drew the settlement; I had never been his solicitor before. 1 re- ceived instructions for the deeds from Mr Lewis-(deed read, dated 29th September, 1835. It was the marriage settlement.) Mr Lewis was in a competent state of mind to do any business in 1841. In that year 1 was sent for by Mr Lewis, who resided at the Glyn. He was sitting in the kitchen, and he said he sent for me as he wished to alter his will. I asked him in what respect—he said he wished to leave every thing to his wife. I said You mean every thing you have got to dispose of. He said Every thing. In pursuance of his instructions, I drew a will and submitted it to him for signature. James Pask was present, but I dont recollect if Mrs Lewis was. Mr Lewis attempted to sign it, but his hand shook very much. I said he had made an imperfect signature, and that I had better write it over again, and sign it for him. He said if it was not too much trouble, he should like it very mueh. 1 drew it up in the presence of Alt Lewis and Pask, the other attesting wit* ness, and belore signing, I read the will over to Mr Lewis, and asked him in the presence of the other witness if he wUhed me to sign his name, when he said he did. and after I had done so, he took it in his hand saying I acknowledge the signature to be made by my direction, &c., and I request you both to wit- ness it. Pask and myself witnessed it. It was between fcleven and one in the day. After the signature of the will, and Pask witnessing it, he asked my opinion on the subject of a deed. I went into a parlour and gave toy opinion upon the point he had asked. 1 had other conversation with him—be appeared to be in possession of his mental faculties. It was about a year and half since I had previously seen him. aud there did not appear any impiiring of the mind in that time, nor since I had pre- paied the marriage settlement. Cross-examined by Mr Richards Have known Lewis since Mrs Lewis since-I dont know how many times she was married to Lewis. Could not take upon myself to say she was first married at Bristol and then at Newchurch, and dont know how many other persons he had offered mar- riage. From the time of preparing the settlement to the time of preparing the will, I may have seen him three or four times; never beard who was professionally employed by him when I went about ihe will Mrs Lewis was there part of the time, and was in and out of the room from time to time; his heariog was good I read the will in such a tone of voice as he could understand it. I prepared the former will for him in my judgment he was perfectly competent to do any act of business he appeared perfeclly clennly in his habits, and was quite as sensible as men are at his time of life — when be made his will he appeared between 60 and 70, but Mrs Lewis was between 30 and 40. Was with him, I should think, about two hours—have not got the draft will I made -it was destroyed, but cannot say if before or after the will was made. Did not aay I did not know whether the will was destroyed before or after these proceedings commenced I have uo doubt the will was deatroyed, wtieo the last one vtoo madri Re-examined: The previoufc will was destroyed. James Pask, a carpenfsr, had known deceased for 30 years, who lived at the Glyn farm all that time. Witness corrobo. rated si' Sworn to by Mr Hammond respecting the will, and deposed to having seen deceased constantly till within three weeks of his death; that he was competent to manoge his affairs; and he never considered him crazy. t;, On the cross examination of this witness, it was attempted, without effect, to ba shown that deceased hrill tpken no part I r¡ the management of his affairs for a very long peiiod, and also that he was of dirty and disgusting habits. On witness being asked if he fcn's* now many times Mis Lewis was mar. tied to deceased, Mr Seraeant Talfourd admitted that two marriages had taken place. There was some doubt about the first marriage being valid. Hannah Davis deposed to having lived with deceased, at the Glyn farm. for a year befoie he died, and corroborated that portion of the former evidence relstiog to the executing the will, and to the state o' Mr Lewis's mind before and after it was made. Mr Lee ctosS-examined witness, for the purpose of showing the aeceased to have been childish, and of lilthy habits, but without effect. A man named Jenkim, a farm servant of Mr Lewis, was the nejtt witness called. His evidence was but a recapitulation of the former, and the same line of cross-examination was taken, but with no success. James White, a tailor, said he had known Mr. Lewis for 15 or 16 yaars, down to the lime of his death. He always ap- peared quite competent to manage his affairs, and never ob- iervi d any incompetency or imbecility. In cross-examination, witness said he was a man ot rleanly habi's, and never saw any Hung to the contrary, with one exception- The witness de scribed what he saw and oo re-examination said it might have resulted from a physical cnuse. John Phillips, a blacksmith, who worked for the late Mr. L"*is, never saw anything the matter with his mind. Rev. Thomas Armitt, a Wesleyan Minister, was appointed to the chapel, at Glyn, on several occasions in 1840 knew the ) t'e Mr. Lewis was in the habit of seeing him till about a tOllnlght before his death drank tea with him in my judgment he was capable of managing his affairs in the beginning of 1341 he was capable of making a will and disposing of his property. The Revs. Thomas Hunt and Benjamin Green gave similar testimony. ;\Ir. Thomas King, surgeon, of Chepstow, said he attenried Mr. Lewis in 1836 and 1837 attended him till he was quite well; it did not affect his intellects; attended Mrs. Lewis in her confinement, in 1840; had a long conversation with Mr L. at that time he appeared a clear headed man, r.ot of much conversation has sent to me for medicine for his own complaint. Mr. King here described the nature of the complaint, which fully accounted for the appearances seen by the witness White. James Geeves. a woodward, in the service of the Duke of Beaufort, *ho had been in the habit of collecting cot rents of 'he deceased, spoke of him as a man of sound mind. This closed the defendant's case. Mr. Richards then proceeded to call witnesses on the part of the plaintiff. John Thomas sworn 1am a mason; I knew the deceased from the time 1 was three years old I am thirty-eight; when I first knew him he was well in health about a year after he was married I observed an alteration in him he was in the n'.id talking to himself very loud, and did not take any notice ot me I heard him whoop out fifty pound" as loud as he cnutd Fifty pound they sold the yoke of oxen for, and I ne- ver received one halfpenny of the money." I have heard Mrs. Lewis say (January 1841) that his limbs failed him, that he v.ns quite childish, and that she was forced to manage the bu. siness herself; I cannot say how often 1 have heard her speak of him as childish, but it was as many as three or four times. (The witness here described an act committed by Mr. Lewis, tile particulars of which are not fit for publication.) In April, 1841, I went to him for some work he was sitting by his own rirK I gave him a price for the work I said I'm come to look about the work he said to Mrs. Lewis What does he say 1" Mrs. Lewis told him 1 had come about the work she told me to go to the buildings and she would come and show me what vtas to do. I said a price for the work to Mr. Lewis, and she stated it to him after me; he was deaf and dotish; he was quite childish I told him again what the price was, and he said Only do it rough i" I never heard a .nan in his senses say so-no mdn In histentescoutd say so. (Laughter.) Doing it rough is doing it badly. Then Mrs. Lewis said to me I had put too much of a price on the work he was present, but said nothing to that. (Laughter.) 1 said then I would do it by measure and value, or by job, or by day. I asked him what way I should do it, and he said Well." As the work was go;ng on 1 saw him from time to time. In reply to a question as to the general habits of Mr. Lewis, witness sid, If I had II known about this trial before 1 would have got some informa- tion about it." Mr. Justice Maule asked how many witnesses of that kiud it "ouidfake to let aside the will, for he supposed Mr Richards h,.d not put his worst leg foremost. Mr Richards: 1 believe 1 have, my Lord. .\1 r Sergeant Talfourd (to witness); Do you believe in wilches1 Witness: Yes, I do (Roars of laughter.) Mr Sergeant Talfourd You may go stand down. Esther Richards sworn I lived with Mr Lewis, as his ser. valJt, for some yeais when I first went to live with him he < wai quite smait; he had a hurt fiom a waggon three or four years after J went to live with him (in 1826), it went over his ( head he "113 never so well afla the accident he got worse aftei I left him in 1830 when I first went to live with him he I (id nu' 30 atiout talking, hut he did before I left. He talked about the victuals we eat in ihe house as be went along the a rosd. (Laughter.) After his first wife's death he wanted me j to rrniry him. I declined he was not lit to many then. s When 1 left, Elizabeth Prothero (Mrs. Lewis's sister), went ) to live with him. When I Itfi I don't ihink he was capable of' transiting business, he did nul ¡;oto the market then, or visit :1nyb"dy: his habits at dinner were dirty he blew his nose 11.1 s dinner in his hand, the two preachers observed him (Mr Wilson [ and :\lr. Broadmead); they are not here; these habits of his continued up to the time I left him he had been hurt on the « lieul before the lime of the waggon; his memory did not get belter before I left him he could not think of anything longer than a day. C'rofs-examined by Mr Sergeant Talfourd What I have been talking about occurred 12 or 13 years ago ( did not think 1 he was mad because he wanted to marry me. (Laughter.) 1 j «on't tell any body about whether he courted me or not. ( ( Rnars of laughter.) Mr Richards here rose and expressed his ulJwillingness to I proceed. It was evident the defendant's case had made an s in:,>iession on the jury, and he did not think he could remove Ibat impressio11. Mr Justice Maule soid it was perfectly ridiculous, the man is j'toved 10 be a sensible man and the.e people are brought heie to prove things which occurred many years ago. r e learned judge then directed the juiy to find a verdict for the de. feod ant. Th Mr. Richards begged to make one observation. e attor- j □ey for the lessor of the plaintilf had been misled as to I e acts, and the lessor of the plaintiff, who was an o man, a eaid g the trial, and was perfectly satisfied. Mr Justice Mauie: No doubi, they are a very sensible fa. mOn application of Mr. Sergeant Talfourd the judge certified ( is there was unother case dependent on the issue of this.
SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT. PEMBROKESHIRE.—HAVERFORDWEST, JULV 30 An action for breach of promise of marriage was liitd this f day, 10 which a Miss Williams, a lady of high family, and con- nected with many of the aristociacy, was plaintiff, and the a Hev. Francis Thomas, beneficed clergyman of the Church of 1 England, and also highly'connected, wasdefeodant. ltappeared that some years ago, the defendant won the affections of Miss Williams, and, under promise of marriage, obtained possession r of l>cr person. He did not fulfil his promise, and in the year 1811, was about 10 leave this country for Australia, as a MIs. sion iry of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Fo- c relg:1 Parts, which comiog to the ears of Miss W illiams, she 11 revealed her unhappy case to a gentleman, an intimate friend of her family named Phillips, who waited on the defendant, and uiged him to do the only justice then in his power to the victim r of hi; arts, which he peiempiorilyjrefused to do. Mr. Phillips expostulated with him on the cruelty of his conduct, and on its pec uliar aggravation from thefact ot his sacred culling, adding, ihut he had obtained possession of the lady s person by violence. He admitted the fact, but said it took place" when he was un- ( regenerate, and in an unconverted state." t ( The following are specimens of his letters read in Court:— Pembroke College, Oxford, May 11, 1834. [ am very sorry to hear you are ill. You must try to get well and be happy. If I had the power to confer those bles- sin<;s on you, I would say be happy, and be so for ever. lle- ligion alone can give this. You suppose I possess but little of it, but I have been preaching to-day. W rite to me before the and I'll Kive you a long letter. Faiewell. Above all ] things burn this letter, bum this letter. Believe me the short- t ness of this epistle is absolutely necessary, and that no one wishes your happiness more sincerely than F. T." Deliberate on these things. If you visit Swansea the news I will fly to Haverfordwest as fast as wheels drawn by sorry jades 1 can speed. Then advice will fly from Haverfordwest to Swan- sea pretty quick, though t'will come pait of the way by a two hoise coach. The advice will be most likely to the following eftectIf that woman annoys you, have her up instantly be- fore the anibonties and bind her over to keep the peace, and this is what I shall be urged to do. No, I don't want to treat thee in this manner, poor gul, but don't you see what 1 shall be obliged to do ? Stay thee quiet where thou art, and perhaps I'll write thee a civilish note again some time, to wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year or something like that. 0 how 1 wish you were a real Christian, a real believer in Je- sus. Pray to God to give you light to apprehend divine truth. I wish you well. •« F. T." "Heathnetd Terrace Dec. 6. 1841. If you are comfortable aud welcome at your sister-in-law's house, do not leave. Perhaps a time may come when God will raise up another friend, at whose house you will still be more comfortable, and at home. Faiewell, my dear; may peace dwclllh your heart, which I fear has been sorely tried for a long time. God bless you, and draw you by his grace to his Son our only Saviour. You ask me how I am thank God I am well. It Your's, affectionately, F. T." There were several other letters read. The Jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, with £500 damages.
CORNISH ENGINES.— I he superiority of engines manufactured in t Cornwall has been often adverted to inout cotumas, severa) of wh ch in operation in London, as well as that in course of con. struction for the drainage of the lake of Haarlem, having been noticed, while another instance presents itself of the estimation in which the simplicity of construction and power acquired are hel I by our noihern neighbours. We learn that at the works of Messrs. Sandys, Carne, aud Vivian, of Hayle, a large size pumping engine is now bong constructed tor Sir John Hope, Ba r, to be applied t, a colliery in Scotland, the cylinder being tttt-inches diameter u itli I 1-foot stroke This simple fact affords conclusive evidence of the value attached to Cornish engines over thole on Houlton and Watt's principle 8S applied to pump- ing, and we doubt not but that we shall have to record their use in other parts of the world than the British Isles, one instance of which—that of th? Haarlem Lake-we have already noticed. Mining Journal«
HOUSI-; OF LORDS. MONDAY, JULV 31. The Lnan Societies Continuance Bill, and the Bridges (Ire- land) Bill were read a third time, and passed. Lord Campbell introdut&d A bill of a few liticfs, suspending for one year all proceedings that may be taken to eject the holders of certain professoiships in the Scotch Universities from their offices. The bill was lead a first time, and the second reading ap. pointed for Thursday. Lord Foriescue presented the petition of Lord Oranmore on the subject of the Irish Church Establishment. The petition is of great lenglh-its main prayer is, that a division of the revenut-s of the Established Church may be made, so as to supply the spiritual wants of the Catholic, Presbyterian, and froiestant population. The noble earl fully concurred in the prayer of the petition, as being in conformity with the rules of justice and common sense. The Duke oi Wellington said the ques'ion involved in the petition was, whether their lordships would maintain or repeal the law by which the Reformation was established in the United Kingdom. He left it to them to say if they would listen to arguments in support of such a proposition. The Lord Chancellor then put the question-that the pe- tition do lie on the table, and declared that the contents had it. After a short discussion on the amendments proposed on the third reading of the Libel Bill, several bills progressed a stage, and the house adjourned. TUESDAY, AVG. 1. The royal assent was given to the Glamorganshire and Car- marthenshire River Navigation and several other bills. Other bills were forwarded a stage. Adjourned. THURSDAY, AUG. 3. Lord Brougham called the atleniion of theii lordships to a libel in the Examiner, charging him with using conupt means 10 procure a judicial appointment, and gave notice that he would move to commit the author at the time when imprison- ment would be a mo e severe punishment than it was at Ihe lat- ter end 01 the session. The Lord Chancellor bore testimony to the pertinacity with which Lord Brougham had refused the office of judicial chair- man of the Privy Council when pressed upon him. Lord Campbell intimated that it was rather unusual to give notIce of a proceeding for a breach of privilege in a future session. Lord Brougham said he would set at rest all duubt on the subject, by prosecuting ihe party by action lit law. Adjou ned. FRIDAY, AUG. 4. Nothing of interest took place. Some petitions were pre- sented on different subjects. Earl Roden gave notice that on Tuesday he should present a petition from a very large class of her Majesty's Protestant subjects, inhabitants of the county of Down, respecting the act ot parliament concerning processions in Ireland. Adjourned.
ALARMING PROGRESS OF REBECCAISM. From our Second Edition of last week. IMPORTANT NEWS. SW3nse3, Thursday. TheRebeccaites have brought the nnti-toll-tate war literally lo the gates of this town, and the auJncitv of the movement has astonished the natives. Notwithstanding ihp strong garii- son of soldiers, and numerous police force, wnii us, the mid- night levellers last night, in considerable numbers, destroyed the Ty Cocfc gate and two other bars, situated about half a mile from the Town Hall. On going to the scene of Rebecca's misdeeds this morning, the work of ruin appeared effectively Jooe the heavy posts were sawed down nearly to the level of the roid bars were wrenched from their hinges, and cast upon a neighbouring lime-kiln, where they were partially burned, and every part of the trust" evidenced the determined purpose of the malefactors, whose display of wantonness of power has annoyed the authorities exceedingly. Ty Coch, which is a sort of suburb, is separated from the own of Swansea by the river, which is crossed at the ferry side by a floating bridge. In the very centre of this village, com- pletely surrounded by habitations, is a toll house, to which two gates are attached, called the Ty Coch gates. It appears that at nearly 3 o'clock on Thursday morning, the woman who is the toll-keeper, was alarmed by a noise outside, and immediately afterwards the window of the toll house was broken 10 being very much frightened, she remained in bed, but shortly after- wards the door was violently burst open. She then rushed out of the house, and saw 30 or 40 men in the road, and found that the gates had been broken down. She screamed out murder! as loud as she tould, when a man rushed at her with an iron bar, and struck her a violent blow on the arm, which inflicted a serious wound. She then succeeded in le-entering the toll- house, and closed the door, which was endeavoured to be forced, atid was split in pieces. She again rushed out and screamed, on which the men all ran away. It was then found that the posts of the gate had been sawn off, and the gate itself thrown on a time kiln, where it was burnt. They not only demolished these two gates, but also a bar about one hundred yards from Ty Coch. They were not disguised, but dressed in their usual dresses, those of woikmen. No person came to the poor woman's rescue, although, as before observed, Ty Coch is a populou* village, and the noise must ba ve been great. No one appeared this morning to be cognisant of the outrage, except from seeing the gates down, and it is quite evident that liecca has friends at hand.
DESTRUCTION OF THE FUSTNACS GATE, NEAR LLANSLLY. Official intelligence has just reached me, that these depre- dators made an irruption into Daneity, about three o'clock tiiis morning, and totally demolished the Furnace Gate, on the road leading from that town to Carmarthen, and burned the toll-house to the ground. This is a new—a very formidable feature in this servile war. They also destroyed the Sandy Gate on the road leading to Pembrey. as well as a private gate, the properly of a gentleman named Lewis, of Stradey. ¡
EXAMINATION OF THE REBECCAZTE PRISONERS, This day the examination of persons charged with breaking down the Rbydypandy gale, took place at the town-hall. Henry aod Matthew Morgan were placed at the bar charged with destroying the Rhydypandy gate, on Thursday the 20th of J uly last. Mr. Maule appeared to prosecute for the Crown, and Messrs. Tiipp and Walters attended as advocates for the prisoners. Mr.jMaule having opened the case, called John Jones, the approver, who being sworn, deposed as follows :—I know Ilenry and Matthew Morgan, and see them now in Court. Heory Morgan resides with his father, at Cwmcillaubach, and Matthew Morgan resides at Tymawr. Tymawr is three or four fields distant from Cwmcillau. 1 know the Rhy. dypandy turnpike gate, in the parish of Hancefetdch I know the night on which the Rhyd y-pandy gate was broken Ma thew Morgan on that night—I saw Henry first, at half past e.even, and asked him if he was going to break the eate —did not name the gate—it was reported that Rhyd-y.pandy 0 ™, )' L, eHbI0ke"' 00 ,'i™ "» !>= p eplied he was going to do like the rest. I had my a umed on that occasion—I had turned my coat just before 1 spoke to him. Henry was dressed in a bed.gown, and he had a kind ol cap on his head,and a pic-kaxein his hand. We went o,iether across three or four fields, aod arrived 00 the highroad I then stood on the road, and Heary went to the house of his ^■oilier Matthew, and returned in three to five minutes wiih Matthew, the latter being dressed in a bed-gown, with a cap on Ills head and a hatchet in his hand. Henry,Matthew, and myself went do^n the road to a place called Tri Oneo (three as;,es), where there are four cross roads. We then went loge- therto CoeJ-caebry n-rnaen, where there were about 40peopte all men, and the greater part dressed either in bed-gowns or willIe shirts. There was one person there who attracted my at tendon more than others-they called him Becca, and Mother. H; was occasionally on foot, but generally on horseback. When I first saw him he was walking about whispering to the different men he rode a whlre hoise, was dressed in a white shirt, and had something black over his face. He had an old bonnet on his head. I did not recognise that mHI, but suspec:ed him.— 1 he greater portion of the people had some instiuments in their Ilands-some had guns, some pick-axes, cross saws.&c. They remaiued at Coed-caebryn-maen for about half an hour, and went off in a body towards Rbyd-y-pandv gate—the man on horseback before them, and before leaving he said Come, let us go now—it is time." He spoke in Welsh, and imitated a woman's voice as nearly as he could. In obedience to Becca's orders, the party fired about twenty shots on the road, and the numbers increased as they proceeded. I heard the men calling out on the road. Lucy," "Mary," "Nanny," and every other name. They arrived at the gate between twelve and one 0 clock, and then destroyed it. Becca gave command. They broke it up with cross and hand saws. Cross examined I dug the foundation of a house upon the mountain, near Darren-fawr—it was in the last spring. I have never been in Mr. Morgan's (Cwmcillan house) since that time, but I have often passed it. He has a tight of common upon Darren fawr. In consequence of this right, I asked him leave to build there. He said he didn't care, but I had better go and look for a place on some freeholder's land. Morgan lolii him that he had no right so to do, but at the same time he gave me permission. After that Mr. Jenkins, of Cwmhordy, went about the neighbourhood, and asked some of the farmers to come and destroy what I had done, and they did so. The two prisoners were with Ihem. I did not since say that 1 would injuie the defendants whenever I had an opportunity. Afte. some strong observations fiom Mr. Tripp, as to the to. al insufficiency of the informer's evidence, unsupported, as it was. to warrant a committal of the defendants, they were com- muted, and subsequently liberated on bail.
APPREHENSION or A MAN CHARGED WITH BEING CONCERNED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF THE T'Y COCH GATES. In the couise of the day it was asceitained that the police had succeeded in apprehending a person charged with being one of the rioters at the Ty Coch gates, on Thursday morning. A large concourse of the townspeople were attracted to the Court, where the Magistrates met to hear the charge, Dr. Bird, Mayor of Swansea, presiding. David Lewis, a young man, who ap- peared as a working collier, was placed at the bar, and Marga- rtl Arnold, Ihe late toll-keeper, being sworn, deposed to the facts of the gate breaking befoie stated, and identified the pri- s0ner as the man who struck hcr with the iron bar. After a long investigation, and the assistance of :\Ir. Melvin, for the piisoner, lie was committed to take his trial at the next Assizes for felony.
DVEL EXTRAORDINARY. — A smgular duel was fought at Marseille* on the 10th ult. between two Spaniards One was a barber, and the other, though a dealer in ciga- relies, consented to fight his opponent with his own weapon —a razor. The cigarette man received the first wound, so deeply slashing his face that he was unable to continue the con bat, and was obliged to be carried to the hospital, while the baiber was taken to prison. John Eaton, servant to a gentleman residing at Cam- briege-terrace, Bayswater, was fined 10s. at the Maryle- bone Police-court, for removing the list of voters from the ■loor o f St. James's Church, Paddin^ion. I At the Warick Assizes, Joseph Powers was sentenced | to ten years' transportation for house-breaking. A brutal fellow, named Reynolds, was sentenced, at Bodmin, to fifteen years' transportation, for culling and wounding his wife. John Cummin^ wajsentenced at the same place, to two I' years' imprisonment, for wounding, with intent to do some previous bodily tiarm. The def nee set up in this case was monomania. Mr. Justice Coleridge, however, told ihe jury to pay no attention to iu
LONDON MARKETS. CORN EXCHANGE. MARK-LANE, MOSDAY, AVG- 7, -We had a large show of wheat from Kent this t the weather having undergone a decided «|f Friday, the millers were less diaposed to buy, and tbouS" jj qr. decline would have been submitted to, no progress ygh* made in sales. Barley, beans, and pease being scarce, quite as much money, though the demand for these artic far fiom brisk. Oats met a slow sale, at about previoUs Canaryseed was scarce, and high rates were asked "r quality. Current Prices of Grain per Imperial Quarter. (r s s | s 3? Wheat English .63 to 68 Old Beans Rye — to 3d Tick Means 'n £ io$ Bailey 32 to 36 Oats *510 2$ Malt 6(1 to 62 Ditto (Feed) t0 V White Pease (Boilers)30 to 33 Flour4 4 Grey Pease ..32 to 33 Official Com Averages and Duty, July 29» pitt4 Wht.l Barl.l Oats. I Rye. Bea»» i- Aggregate average s. d.| s. d. s. d. s. d. s. of 6 weeks. 52 0 29 0, 19 2 33 0 29 10 qr. qr. qr. qr. qr. X # Duty onFor.Corn 18 0 9 0i 7 0 9 61 H l/, bl. bl. U. bl. bl. J 9 I 0 0/0 0/ 0 0 0 I SMITHFIELD MARKET—AUGUST 7. li The beef trade was in a sluggish state, and last MoD evert quotatitions were with difficulty supported. Several (4 cisesof the epidemic were observed amongst both BEA5 LJJJ sheep, which produced much caution on the part of the lit" f in effecting purchases. There was an unusually large D° of sheep on offer, while nearly two-thirds of them neath the middle quality. The very primest old hich were scaice, sold at prices about equal to those nS £ of on Monday last, 01 from 4s. to 4s. 4d. per 8lbs., but other kinds of sheep were considered S4d. per 8lbs. lower* had a very large supply of lambs offering, owing to the thin attendance of buyers for that stock, the lamb heavy, at a decline of 2d. per 81bs., and a clearance w*ol|ief effected. Prime small calves sold at late rates, bot qualities were a shade lower. Per st. of Bibs., sinking I he offal. -41. s. d. s. d. s. d. I t Beef 3 4 to 3 6 Lamb 3 ) Mutton. 3 4to3 6 | Veal 3 10 to 4 Poik, 3s. 8d. to 4s Od. I HOP INTELLIGENCE. The accounts received represent tha bines as being m a ward state, though it appears that the plantations weie cleaner. The demand for hops has been good, and P range 5s. per cw.t. higher. Some parties who have beea 111 bop districts are inclined to predict a very good crop. s..I. Pockets, 1842, Wealds .105 to 115 per cwt. East Kent .115 to 133 „ Sussex. 99 to 110 Farnham. 00 to 00 „ Pockets, 1841, Good 65 to 15 Choice. 80 to 95 ,1 Bags, 1841, dillo 00 to 00 .» Old olds, ditto 00 to 00 WOOL MARKET, Auousr 3. I Per lb. s. d. s. a. Down Tegs 0 11 tol » Half-bred h'ogs 10 1 Ewes and We^ers 0 10 0 Blanket Wool 0 5 0 j? Flannel ditto. 0 8J 0 »
PRICE8 OF Sh">RES AT LONDON. I BRITISH MINES. j :I .1 f'cJ I 3 -I No.OL NAME OF 0.7 S-S Shares COMPANY. £ >* < 0^ 500 Anglesey ^09} 500 AnR'esey 2 3i 4,001) Bedford 100 Botallack 175 20,000 British Iron o. 1U 8,000 Blaenavon 50 — 120 Brewer 1401 79 Buduick — 1,000 Cam Brae 15 ISO 5,000 ConsolsTretoil Min-0? Association. 4 f# 2,000 Cornubian Lead Company ••••«. 3 512 Cook'sKitchep —■ ^0 112 Charlestown — 128 Cregg Bra^s. 80 335 128 Coslien 15 150 10,000 Durham County Coal Co 31 —- 128 East Pool — 170 100 Great Consols 97 10,000 Hibernian 12^ f 1,000 Holmbush. 14 3' 2,000 IsleofSerk (Guernsey). 15 80 Levant 450 20,000 Mining Co. of Ireland 7 1 128 Mostyn Mines 70 North lloskear — 3W 3,000 Polberou Consols 10 — 128 Penstrnthal 37 100 10,000 llhymney Iron 50 128 South Caradon — 800 South Towan «" 10 G4 South Wheal Bassett — 57 Speam Moor. 70 135 Tregollan — 2 4,000 Treleigh Consols 5 £ 6,000 Tamar Consols 3 6,000 Tin Croft 7 jjj* 128 I'rewavas — 9~ 12ti treviskeyandBartier. — 2ag 96 Tiesavean 8Cl0 120 Treihellan. — <• 4,000 United Hills 5 ,5. 6,000 Wicklow Copper.. 5 £ ? 3,845 West Wheal Jewel ioj 161 120 West Trethellan 5 09 50i Wheal Vor 500 1,000 Wheal Bandon.•• i „• 1,000-West Carbery | LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS- I LONDON, AUGUST 4, 1843. J, J Spelter 23 jj For delivery 22 Zinc—English Sheets 38 f Quicksilver 'it, O I;on, English—Bar ton 4 Hoops ton 6 4 Sheets ton 7 Cargo in Wales. ton 4 Pig, No 1, Wales ton 3 No. 1, Clyde. 2 q For Swedish ..bd.ton y Russian, ccnd ten 18 p rsi .ton o Gourieft ten 0 q Archangel .j Steel—Swedish keg bd. ton }(j Ditto Faggots bd.ton M () 9] Copper—English sheathing lb. 0 Od p. lb. n0 Cake.p.ton Q Foreign cake 0 Tile 81 J Tin, British—Blocks cvst. 3 „ Mars .cuit. n Foreign, Banca 3 i Stiaks j | Peruvian i j Tin Plates—No.IC. p box 1 ,j IX. ditto 1 Wasters 3s. p. box less „ ./) Lead, British—Sheet ton l' n Shot 20 Red 0 0 White 0 J Pig-Lead—English J6 l< Spanish V.V.V. 10 American PRICES OF SHARES AT BRISTOL* p. n „ „ inf. ,.t V/HMMtllCIAL n00M», CRISTOI., Sfai Paid. P'tcf i *5} Great Western Railway Company 66 — 7* v* Ditto HalfShaies 50 — "I* V. Ditto One-Fifth Shares 12 — J" Great Western Steamer 95 — 1'^t Bristol Steam Navigation 130 — al Bristol and Exeter Railway 70 — Birmingham and Gloucester 100 — P Cheltenham and Gt. Western Union. 80 — *1$ Taff Vale loo — v gO Severn and Wye .av35 ill' Kennet and Avon Canal.av40 — i West of Eng. & South Wales Dist. Bank 12.} — q & Eastern Counties 23 — ?l", London and Birmingham 100 — London and Southampton Leeds and Manchester. 70 CURRENT PRICE OF GOLD AND SILVER$j For Gold in brs. peroz.i!3 17 9' New 4 1" I Portugal pieces 3 17 5 | Silver in bis (stndr)^ J
THE LAST FRIENDS. One of th« United Irishmen," who Wj returned to his country after m«y years of exile, being askcH what had induced him to reJisil mountain^ fnends ww60ne. answered, I came back to see I come to my cotmlry, but not with the hope That bnght^ed my youth like the cloud-lightine bow. L X?eiir #oul that seem*'l mighty to cope With 1Ame and with fortune, hath fled from nSW And M've, that illumined my wanderings of vote Hath pensn'd, and left but a weary regret For the star that can rise on my nridiiifcht no more- But the hills of my country they v. etcome me yet! The hue of their verdure was fresh with me still, When my path was nfat. by the Tanais lone track From the %v,ide-spreaelit,.g deserts and ruins that fill The lands of ote atory, they summon'd me back They rose on my dreams through the shades of tfife West- They breathed upon sands which the d*Ws never wet °U T r10"™ hush'd in the heflafc I loved best— But 1 knew that the mountains Would welcome me yet! The dust of my kindred i- scattered afar They lie in the desert, the wild, and the wave • For serving the strangers through wandering and'war I he isle of their memory could grant them no grave. And I—I return with the memory of years Whose hope rose so high, though in sorrow it set; lfaey have left on my goal but the trace of my tears- But our mountains remember their promises yet! Oh: where Are the brave hearts that bounded of old, Wr • \nere are the fac's my childhood hath seen ? .air brows are furrow'd, and hearts have grown cold But our streams are still bright, and our hills are still green j Aye, green as they rose to the eyes of my youth, When. brothers in heart, in their shadows we met; And the hills have no memory of sorrow or death, for their summits are sacred to Liberty yet! Like ocean retiring, the morning mists now Roll back from the mountains that girdle our land; And sunlight encircles each heath-cover'd brow For which Time hath no furrow and tyrants no brand: Oh, thus let it be with the hearts of the isle, Efface the dark seal which Oppression hath set; Give back the lost glory again to the soil, tor the hills of my country remember it yet. Athen^um.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY, JULY 31. Mr Hume withdrew his motion for ordering the Attorney. General to prosecute Messrs Waid and Wilkinson, the agents of Lord Dungannon at the election for Durham. Several bills were read a second time. On the motion of Mr Christopher, an order was issued for committing to Newgate prison a man named Samuel Potts, for having affixed forged names to a petition to the house for a repeal of the corn laws. The house was occupied the remainder of the evening with the Church of Scotland Benefices Bill, brought down from tlie House of Lords, the second reading of which was car. ried by a majority of 18, the numbers being, for the second reading 98-agalnstlt 80. TUESDAY, AUG 1. The house met at twelve o'clock, and having sat till three, adjourned till five, when it resumed. Progress was made with teveial bills. Mr Blackstone moved for a bill for an effectual enquiry into the bribery and corrupt practices alleged to have taken place at Sudbury, as an amendment on Colonel Rushbrooke s motion, that a new wiit be issued for that borough Sir George Grey, Mr Gill, and Dr Nicholl supported the amendment. Sir R. Peel said he had given his vote without any hesitation in favour of the bill for disfranchising the borough of Sudbury. A bill to that effect had been recommended by the unanimous opinion of the committee before whom the evidence was taken. A continuance of bribery would do more to lay the foundation of future changes in the constitution, than anything which could be committed. He therefore believed he was doing more to protect the constitution of that house against the further extension of change, by advocating enquiry, than by any other course. On that ground he should support the hon. member foi Wallinglord. After some observations from Mr Ellis and Mr Duncombe, there appeared- For issuing the writ 25 .Againstit. 138 For issuing the writ 25 Against it 138 Majority 113 Leave was then given to bung in a bill for issuing a commis- sion of inquiry. ;/00 of IDqUHY. Air Ward then rose to bring forwaid his motion on the Irish church. His main position was, that the Irish Church Estab- isliment was injurious to both countries—it was a bar to the iJtiion, and a stumbling block in the way of every system of ;overnment. He went into a statement of considerable length, is to what may be called the statistics of the Church of Ire- and, and argued forcibly against the continuance of a system ;o disproportionate and impolitic. Me concluded by moving in address to her Majesty on the subject. Mr Carew seconded the address. Lord Eliot replied to Mr Ward, not finding fault with the ipeech of the hon. member, which he said was plain and dis- icct in its object. He did not euter into all the statements of Mr Ward, rather directing his reply to the object of the motion, vjiich he oppposed by the old argument that tie existence of he Established Church was one of the stipulated airticles of the Juion, and must be maintained. On the motion of Mr Broiherton, the debate vas adjourned. Lord J. Manners brought forward his motion for the re- Tioval of the restrictions which the present law of mortmain jl.ices on the exercise of private charity, by wsy of disposing )f property by will. Sir J .Graham had not expected so important a subject would lave been introduced at so late a period of the session, and In ;0 thin a house. After observations from other hon. members, lord J.Manners wiih drew his motion. The other orders of the day were then dispoted of, and the louse adjourned. WEDNESDAY, AUG 2. The adjourned debate on Mr Ward's motion relative to the [rikh church, was resumed by Mr Trelawney, who spoke in avour of the motion. Sir It. Inglis, Lord Bernard, i\11 Cochrane, aad Mr Hardy, 'poke against the measure. Lord Listowel and Mr V. Stuart advocated a new arrange- nent of the ecclesiastical establishment in Ireland. The debate was languid, and the subject was ,ot rid of with- out a division, by a motion that the house be ccunted and as heie were only thirty-eight members present, the house was idjourced. THUKSDAY, AUG. 3. COUNTING OUT THE HOUSE. Mr Ward adverted to the counting out of the house on the irevious evening, and laid the chief blame on the opposition I or not supporting him. The government had treated him taitly, ind therefore he could not expect to renew his motion during he present session. Mr Escoti, who had made the motion for counting cut the louse, explained that be did so because he considered no inte- e?t was taken in the question. Mr Roche thanked Mr Escott for having torn off the flimsy 'eil uuder which the opposition had been masquerading. The onduion of Ireland was the pel question of the Whigs, yet lone of the leaders of the party were present. Iieland bad no- hing to hope for, except from Irishmen. Captain Bernal reminded Mr Roche that only five Irish nembers were present at the time. IRISH POOR LAW. The next business was the consideration of the Irish Poor- aw Amendment Bill iD committee. After some discussion on he appointment and dismissal of Dr Phelan, as an assistant wmmissioner, the house went into committee, commencing at :lause 10. Clauses 11 to 15 inclusive, were agreed to, after ioine discussion. The committee on the Machinery Exportation Bill was post- poned till Thursday. The Law of Evidence Bill was repotted, to be read a third :ime on Tuesday. FHIDAY, AUG 4. The house met at twelve o'clock this day. The house went into committee on the Poor-laws (Ire'aou) Bill, and resumed after agreeing to the ltiib clause. To oe •ecommitted Saturday. Mr Blewiti announced that at the commencement of next session, he should move lor leave to bring ia a bill to prevent oreign princes or potentates sitting in the House ol Lords, and Nhich would contain other enactments to p otect British liberty from the encroachments of foreign domination. SUPPLY. The house then went into a committee of supply, Mr Green in the chair. Sir G. Clerk said the first vote he had to propose was a sum Df £1,281,211, to compensate the holders of the opium which had been delivered up on the requisition of Captain Elliot.— The payment he proposed would be at the rate of £64 per chest, and he did not think the holders had any light to com- plain of that indemnification. Mr Lindsey said he believed the government would commit the greatest injustice, if they refused to grant to these par" ties the full value of the property which had been confiscated to the use of the crown, and such a proceeding would do more to shake the confidence of the merchants of India in the ho- nour of Great Britain, than almost any other proceeding they might adopt. The Chancellor of the Exchequer contended that the sum awarded by the government was ample compensation to toe parties concerned. Ihe government of India, to whom the mutter was referred, had fixed a lower fine than that awarded by her Majesty's government. Sir T. Wilde maintained that the opium was given up wi;h ihe distinct understanding that they should be paid its full value —tbey relied on the character and honour of the British go- vernment, and he trusted they would not rely in vain. These parties, many ot whom had been ruined by the delay in the settlement of their claims, had appealed to the government to appoint a tribunil of honest and impartial men to investigate their claims, and say what compensation they were fairly en- ■tiled to, and he believed it was the first lime that that appeal lia l been made in vain. It was a'. surd to say the amount fixed <\a$ more than the value of the opium in the maiket at the time I-en, from ths stringent measures of the Chinese government, 1,5 value was perhaps less than nothing. But the opium had no! been seized by the Clllnese-it was delivered liP, being at IlIe lime entirely out of the power of the Chinese authorities, HI 'be request of Captain Elliot, and to save the lives of British subjects. The government having adopted the acts of its su- perintendent in China, and being in a condition to exact what wan the full value of the opium destioyed, could not now he- sitate to give the claimants a fair and honourable and just com- P:N!< ion The Attorney Geneial had not heard a single argument which would convince,|him government had not awarded a full compensation to the holders of the opium. Sir R. Peel said nothing but a strong senss of what was due to themselves and the country, would induce the government to I withheld their assent from any proposition to grant further compensation to the parties to whom the opium belonged. Ii was notorious that the Indian government derived a large re- venue from the sale of this drug, but ;dihnug:1 he was ready to admit this, he would remihd the house that the government at home had repeatedly warned Biitish subjects from violating the laws of the Chinese, and intimated distinctly that for any losses they mijjht sustain in carrying on what was an illegaltratfic, the government would not be responsible. Such was the opin- ion of Lord Palmerston, as communicated to Captain Elliot, and such was the opinion of mercantile men who were exa- mined before the committee. Lord Palmerston observed, the resolution was somewhat in- formal, inasmuch as it dealt with money not yet received in confirmation of the terms of a treaty which had not yet been ratified. With regard to the sum claimed from the Emperor of China, he denied thAt any precise sum had been named to Sir Henry Pottinger—some conjectural data being merely fur. nished as to the probable sum that might be required to meet the expenses of the war, and these losses. The right hon. baronet had said that, having accepted six millions 01 dollars from the Emperor of China, they could not now go back and demand more but the sum which they would first and last ic. eive from China, was little short of six millions sterling and without applying to the British treasury, he would sug- gest that a portion ol that money might very fairly be inter- cepted to pay in full panics who höd, in his opinion, bten very hardly dealt with. The noble iord then referred to the arrangements which bad been made by the late government, for ascertaining the vdue of the opium, and repaying the owners and contended that the good fal;h of the government being pledged to reimburse the parties, they ought to do it in a full and liberal manner. Mr Hume was no advocate for making demands on the pub- lie purse, but he certainly should never be a party to a disho- nest act, and would recommend that these claims should be re- considered, and the value estimated, as in the case of the Da- nish claims at the French revolution, and when a quantity of corn, the properly of British merchants, was seized at Naples according to the invoices. Lord Balmersion moved to omit the words having reference lo ihe fouith article of the treaty. The committee, after 80me disrussion, divided on the ,ote- for the vote, 74 against it, 27. The vote being agreed to to, the house resumed. The other orders having been disposed of, the house adjourned at two o'clock.
BRITISH IRON COMPANY. A special meeting of this company was held at the London Tavern, on Wednesday, the 2nd instant, for the purposes men- tioned in the circular calling the meeting—viz., to receive and I take into consideration, the report of the directors and commit- tee of proprietors appointed for that purpose, in pursuance of the tesoluiions passed at the general meetings held on the 19th of May and the 30th of June last, and to adopt such resolutions thereon as may be necessary.for carrying such report int" effect; and, furiher, to express their assent to, or dissent from, the di. rectors applying for and .obtaining an act, in the present session ol Parliament, for cairying into effect the sale and disposition of the company's estates, stock, and property, upon the terms I mentioned in the report presen'ed on the 30ih of June last, or upon such other terms as may tie determined upon at such meet- ing. The meeting was rather numerously attended. At one o'clock. the chair was taken by Sir G. Larpent, Bart., who first read the circular to the proprietors convening the meeting, and then the report of the committee, which was as lollows :— REPORT. In compliance with the third and fourth resolutions, passed at a special general meeting, held on the 30th June last, the directors and committee beg to report that they have made ap- plication to all the shareholders of the company, to ascertain their disposition as to joining the new company, and that tbe number of shares subscribed for is (3380. The directors and committee are still in communication with many proprietors,who will, probably, also join it, but who, from the shortness ot the tune allowed, and not at first fully comprehending the circum- stance, have not yet given their definite reply- The dirrctors and committee are affording to all such parties every informa- tion in their power, and to meet such cases it has been thought proper that further reasonable time should be given. ^u"" scriptions will, therefore, for the present, continue to be re- ceived. It will be in the recollection of the proprietors that it was recommended that the capital of the proposed new com- pany should be £ 400,000. iu 2U,000 shares of £ 20 cach, but the company to have power to commence operations as soon as 10.000 shares were subscribed for. Under these circumstances, and particularly with reference to the amcunt of promissory notes falling due in November next, it appeared to the directors and committee of great con. sequence that the scheme should becatriedinto execution at the earliest possible period. Therefore, though at the time they submitted their report to the last general meeting, on the 30th of June last, they had not the slightest intention to take any steps for obtaining an act until next session, believing at that time that it was too late to do so yet, having afterwards learned from persons well qualified to give an opinion, that if the requisite preparatory steps were immediately taken, there was a teasonable expectation that an act might be obtained in the present session, provided no opposition were offered, the directors and committee, relying on the unanimity displayed at the last meeting, without loss of time caused a petition to be presented to Pailiament, for leave to present a petition to bring in a bill authorising the sale of the company's properties to a new company, in the manner proposed in the report; and, at the same time, they convened the present meeting, that the opinion of the propnetois might be taken upon the subject. The result of the first petition has been successful, and has, so fai, justified the step which has been taken but the directors and committee have learned with regret that a petition against the bill has been presented by some of the shareholders, which, if not withdrawn, will render it necessary to postpone proceeding with it till next session, because such petition would necessarily occasion delay, which, however short, would ren- der it impracticable 10 get the bill passed during the very limit- ed period that remains of the present session. Under the circumstances of the company, this plan would be much to be deprecated, and no ground, in reality, exists for it, as a clause might be inserted in the act itself to meet the only substantial objection alleged in the petition—viz., want of time for the proprietors to make up their minds as to the advisabi- lity of the scheme; still, if the opposition should be persevered in, it is of great importance that the proprietors should under. stand that the abandonment of the bill in the present session of Parliament is to be attributed solely to its having been intro- duced at so late a period of it, and thai in the ensuing session of Parliament there is ns reason to doubt of the sanction of an act being obtained to whatever measures the propiietors may determine on adopting. The directors and committee beg to recommend, for the adoption of the meeting, the following re- solutions, which have been approved of by the company's soli- citors, for the purpose of authorising and confirming the course which' they consider expedient for carrying into effect the plan approved of at the special general meeting, held on the 30th of June last. A resolution was then passed that the report be received. The Chairman said, the first resolution which the directors and rommiutee proposed was as follows "That the directors be authorised, and they are hereby authorised, to enter into a contract, or contracts, with William Routh.Esq., William Ar- tblir Wilkinson, Escj., and James Mackiilop, Esq., or any other person or persons as trustees for or on behalf of a n..w com- pany. 10 be 'neft?n the basts of the report presented to the general meeting ol this company held on the 30th day of June fllst) tor the sale of the estates, works, machinery, sunk, and effects of ihe iinusb lion Company, at the price of £ '200,000. The stock comprised in the sum of £200,000 to be taken as the same stood on the 20111 of June last." The second was- rh.t the directors be authorised to prosecute a bill in Parlia roeut t > cany into effect the contract or contracts mentioned in the prece> mg reso ution, and to do all acts necessary "hereto." Major l(\'a''SOr) moved the following ameudment:—"That the pr-ceof.E200.000. at which the directois of the British Iron Company propose to sell the estates and property of the company 'a wholly inadequate, the said estate having cost £ 1,64 ,7 o 15s. 4d., and having been valued, by order of the directors, in 1841, f0 £ 1,078,667. That the lowest price for which t e estates, property, and stock of the company, shall be sold s ia be £ 450,000. Thai the company shall be dissolved prioi to the estates and property being sold, and that from that^ hou1 all costs, expenses, and charges shall be at end." Considerable discussion ensued, in which several proprietors took part, after o.vhtch the amendment was put and negatived. ) The original resolutions were ihon put and carried.
EXECUTION OF SARAH IhZELY AT BEDFORD FOR M"RDER.—QN Sa:urday morning last this terrible culprit was executed in Iront of the county prison, for the mur- der of her husband, by substituting pills composed of ar- senic for other pills ordeitd for him by a medical gentle- man, during illness. It was fully ascertained fat she had murdered, by similar means, a previous husband, and also a daughter which she had by him. On reaching the drop a frighllul yell of horror and disgusf, arose irom the crowd which surrounded the prison on every side. Upwaids of ten thousand persons had assembled to witness the shock- ing spectacle. The criminal confessed her guilt. At the Denbighshire Assizes, John Jones and seventeen others, were indicted for maliciously and feloniously let- ting Water into a pit, with intent to destroy the works or impede the working of the pit. John Jones was first put upon trial, and after much evidence had been gone into, counsel for the defence took objections to the indictment on theground that the property in the works had been im- properly laid. Much legal argument ensued upon this point, but the case was allowed by his lordship to go to the jury, who returned a verdict of guilty. Ineorfequeoce of theiega) points which had been raised, his lordship ERFE judgment, in tlie case of Jones, till next assizes He was ischarged on entering into bail to appear at the next assizes. The trial of the other prisoners was post- 'K)N<> K' CONC'U8LON of the trial his lordship ad- cresse t e miners, A large number of whom were in court, an them that any future offence of the TINT E Punished by transportation, and seriously advise them to live IN peace and harmony with each other. V 3 liebecca has sent some of her uaughters to Ireland, and THE FIFST EXP O' 0 these young ladles was the destruction of a NUISANCE in T IE shape of the toll-bar at Buttevant. HIeAt i orie (ntinelsays that the barraks and forts in that part of IRE ARE eing provisoned for several months, and hence "SE 111 THE price of bread. Surely TBE pre- sence of 2 W PATEN BREAD eaters in red coats, with a LAR^E nurt) ER UE WHO eat bread also might nccornt tor the rise, \Vlt out Supposing preparations for a siege. A LAMENT'" P 0 <■> the maladministration of justice in Ireland, IS OUN. 11 E 'ibsolute rejoicing and wonder with which T,E NS 'PAPERS ANNOUNCE the conviction, by a jury COMPOSED °» J 'OLESTANJS.OF SEVPN 0RANGERNEN (LHE Meters at BELFAST) who wERE described by their counsel as r.rdent Protestants. Louis PH11 IPE,^ MPR'6'V MARRIAAE '°r his children. franc, j e ^°'nville brinas her hus- band lf000,°0°, <ca8h 2,180,000 francs in U.azilian Six per Cents, 20,000, francs year|y 0, private fortune, diamond worth 200,000 francs, and 300.000francs !lIven hy her brolher for a trousseau To this must be a^e. ^e *e of land in the province of -St, Catherine S?te be oho,en by ,he prinM>
MISCELLANY. KILTS.—I shall gooff to the Highlands this fall; but, cuss 'em. they hante got no woods there; nothin'but helher, and that's only high enough to tear your clothes. That's the reason the Scotch don't wear no breeches, they don't like to get 'em ragged up that way for everlaslinly, they can't afford it so they let 'em scratch and tear their skin, for that will grow agin and trouseis wont. MARRIAGE NOTICES.—A western (American) paper gives the following notice :—All notices of marriages where no bride cake is sent. will be set up in small type, and poked into some outlandish comer of the paper. Where a handsome piece of cake is sent, it will be put conspicuously in large letters; when gloves, or other bride favours are added, a piece of illustrative poetry will be given in addition. When, however, the editor attends the ceremony in propria persona and kisses the bride, it will have special notice—very large type, and the most appro- priate poetry that can be begged, borrowed, stolen, or coined from the brain editoiial. Don G GOOD.— How often do we sigh for opportunities of doing good, whilst we neglect the openings of Providence in little things, which would frequently lead to the accomplish- ment of most important usefulness. Dr. Johnson used to say, He who wails to do a great deal of good at once, will never do any." Good is done by degrees. However small in pro- portion the benefit which follows individual attempts to do good, a great deal may thus be accomplished by perseverance, even in the midst of discouragements and disappointments- MIXED MAIIRIAGIS.— A letter from Presburg, of July 7th, states that, the Umperor of Austiia, in his quality of King of Hungary, has just decided the long disputed question of the religion of children sprung from mixed marriages. In answer to a petition from the last Diet, praying that parents of different religions might be freed from the obligation of bringing up their childien exclusively in the Catholic religion, his Majesty has ordered that children may be brought up as Protestants or Catholics, as may seem fit to the parents, and, in case they I cannot agree, the children are to follow the religion of the father. this resolution, the letter states, caused great satisfac- tion in the city, and in the evening of the intelligence the houses were illuminated.—Galignani's Messetiger. Sir V alentine Blake had cogitated an amendment to the lush Arms Bill, which he hoped to be able to carry. He meant to propose a clause to the effect that Sugden and some of his most notorious satellites be branded instead of the arms," as now intended. This would, we admit, be highly proper, but to a considerable extent it has been dune already. The state of Ireland renders it difficult for Graham to tell which way to turn. People wonder at this, considenng he has turned so1 often
BRISTOL PRICES CURRENT OF LEATHER- < RAW GOODS. *• j b. lb. d. d. ib. lb. "1 H Crop Hide* perlb 30.35—IItol2 Lieht. ii a 40 48-1 a 13 Irish Skins. i J? 50 60 15 17 Welsh Skim. 27 ^6 L Foreign Hides .30 35—10 lj 4Q 40 45-10 u 45 50- ° t\ Middlings 12 13 52 5<t"U K ButU l^Ush. It 20-144 IS* Kips, English and |J j 28 30—15 \7 Petersburgh 6 ,5 jt *xtra 34 36-15 18 East India ,6 J, Foreign. 16 20—13 14J Seal Skins, small .J J 22 25—It 14 middling tg .< 28 30-11 14 large 6 » fcxtrastrong 31 36-it) 14 Basils 7 t | Best Saddlers' offal, Koreign Bellies.—- 8 1 Hides 37 40— 13J 15 Foreign Shoulders* Common ditto 35 40—13 14 Dressing Hide Bell- 1 Shaved Hides 18 22—14 21 Ditto Shoulders ••• Shoe Hides 20 23—13 134 Welsh Hides 12J 13J p»w Bull Hides 10 12 RAW English Horse Hides 11 13 Drysaltcd liast India lll Wulsh ditto 11 13 Kips, No. I German ditto 13 16 2 — Spanish ditto 14 21 Brined No. Ditto Shaved, without 2 9s.e butts lis to 15s Odesch. Dry Spanish Horse Horse Butts 11 13 ^o. ,ofl Bestl'atternskins56 64—23 24 Bark £ 8. te j,el 65 70—24 26 Valonia. ii 18 to Common Pattern 22 23 Shumae lis. to » 100 120—16 20 Glue pieces(flsd) 35S.- 30 36—15 18 (unfleshed)
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