THE COMMISSION OF THE PEACE FOR THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTH. To th* Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. My dear Sir,—May I ask the favour of having the accom- panying letter inserted in your next paper. I had felt some little difficulty in persuading myself thus to obtrude, what might be deemed my personal affairs, on the public, I think I might, possibly, be accused of vanity. However unpleasant it would be to bear such a charge, particularly when unmerited, I had made up my mind to risk such an imputation, rather than subject myself to others, in my estimation, of much graver importance. I am relieved from all difficulty, however, in seeing my name announced in your columns of this day, as added to the Commission of the Peace for the County. This makes the matter a public one, and, as my course of action regarding such public affairs is somewhat out of the beaten track, I think I may justly claim the right of making that course as plain and clear as I possibly can, and thereby prevent the possibility of being misunderstood by friends, or misconstructed by foes. I am, my dear Sir, yours respectfully, Pontnewydd, 4th Dec., 1847. C. CONWAY. To Alexander Waddinc/ton, Esq., Deputy Clerk of the Peace for the County of Monmouth. My dear Sir,—I cannot with propriety any longer delay acknowledging the receipt of yours of the 13th instant, officially mformmg me that, upon the recommendation of the Lord leutenant the Lord Chancellor has been pleased to insert my Ahinmouth ^omm^ss'on the Peace for the County of To be thus placed in the Commission upon the recommenda- tion of one so closely resident upon me, at necessarily to be tully aware of my conduct and qualifications,—and to be thus lecommended by him without any knowledge on my part, that I was so av ourably thought of, I appreciate, I hope, according .Ya;u?'. upon it as a very high compliment. Entertaining such ideas of the subject, I trust I may not be deemed captious in declining the honour thus intended'for me and particularly so, when I assure you that I decline it from purely conscientious scruples. I am a dissenter because I be- lieve, from my heart, that a legalized establishment for the support of religion, is a great moral evil and social wrong; and, if I accepted the magisterial office, I should be compelled to put in force laws for the support of that of which I entertain this opinion, this I could not possibly do, and maintain a conscience void of offence." Acting as a magistrate, I should be bound to put all laws into execution, even those which for- cibly take away the goods of my fellow citizens for the support of that which they, as well as myself, consider to be morally wrong. I should thus become, to all intents and purposes, a persecutor,—and I conceive that I am conscientiously bound to avoid the bare possibility of such a contingency. I could not possibly, I think, with these views, faithfully discharge the duties the office would necessarily impose upon me, without, at the same time, being untrue to my own principles. With such views, then, ruling in my bosom, I must beg, most respectfully, to decline the honour intended me. I hope I have been so sufficiently explicit as not to be mis- ullderstood. I am aware that I make a great sacrifice of honourable distinction,—perhaps of influential station and dis- tinguished association. All this I know—but no honour or distinction can compensate for the want of proper self-respect and, with my present conscientious convictions, I see no possi- ble means of my honestly acting as a Justice of the Peace. There are, I am quite aware, Dissenters already acting in the Commission of the Peace, in this county and in other localities and who, therefore, cannot be influenced by the scruples which sway me,—they may be right and I may be wrong,—I condemn them not: indeed 1 have no right to judge them; I only claim for myself, what I concede to them, the right of private judgment. I remain, mv dear Sir, yours most respectfully, Pontnewydd, 30th Nov., 1847. C. CONWAY.
NEWPORT DOCK. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—In your paper of the 4th inst., there appears a letter relative to the Newport Dock, signed A Shareholder," which contains a statement that "a vessel (the Neptune) was forced to leave the dock against the master's inclination, to load at Mr. Bailey's wharf, with iron." As the representative of Messrs. Bailey, at this port, I beg to deny this statement; and also, if intended to apply to myself, the statement that Mr. C. (the clever agent of a millionaire manufacturer) had communicated to a dock proprietor the pleasing information, that if the wharfage of iron be reduced from 6d. to 4d., most of the iron exported from Newport would be shipped in the dock." At the same time, I am of opinion that if -better accommo- dation were afforded for the shipping of iron, and the dock charges thereon reduced, a larger quantity would then be shipped in the dock. I am, sir, your obedient servant, •m t i TT-V. „ » T-v STEPHEN CAMPBELL. Nantyglo Wharf, 9th December, 1847.
THE CHOLERA MORBUS. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—I learn, from the correspondence in your last week's publication, that my illustrious relative-man-destroying Cho- lera, at length holds oot very strong probabilities of paying us a visit. Repeatedly, indeed, and most urgently bes he been invited here, for I know, from my long and constsnt residence, there can be no place, save Jessore, which gave him birth, where there aie more favourable opportunities for him to luxuriate in bis woik of destruction. Frequently have I conveyed to kim, in hideous language, the terriole havoc I delight to spread, and have dwelt with rapture upon the numberless sources of polluted air which invigorate us in our work, and multiply our victims. I Nevertheless, I must protest against my worthy relative boast- ing to effect more than 1 have done; as a stranger and visitor, it is but natural for him to expect greater notice, and of course ht thinks himself entitled to greater fear. In the observations which he addressed to the town commis- sioners, I do consider myself somewhat slighted at not being even alluded to, as also does rny co ravager Small Pox, who has been so delighted with the place, that be hasremaioed with me a twelvemonth, and entertains strong nOiions of making Newport a permanent abode. Cholera makes profession only of what .ID the event of his coming he will do. I appeal to whit I have already done, and what I am daily performing. I have high references to make. Ask, besides the Town Commissioners, my fostering patrons the large landed proprietors, the Tredegar Wharf Company, the owners of Friars' Fields, Fothergill, and all the adjoining streets. For ages have I winged my flight to some one or all of these favourite spots, where everything conduces to my strength. and where, thanks to my geneious patrons, 1 shall always love to dwell. I will not relate my exploits, generally, over England, and mv especial favourite, her Sister Isle. It is beyond my power to tell how many families I have entirely destroyed—how many widows I have made or what hosts ot orphans 1 have left to s'arve. My ravages are cons'ant, and continued-Cholera any- where, is but occasional. Where is there a family residing in any of my sirengholds, some member of which I have not stricken ? If I have not made the motheis widows and the children father- less, I have blighted all their hopes—made their hearth desolate -and have tt-ftthem to ruin and want, by binding fast the hands that earned their daily bread. Sometimes [ plunge them into grief by seizing the favourite shild, or snatching the mother away, driving the father to seek :on.ofat)on in the dram-shop, and terrifying the neighbours from offering succour to the children. Nor is it here among my strong- holds that I only delight to stay. Whoever durst interfere with my work he who, regardless of danger, gives religious consola- tion to my victims, the peaceful and charitable, the minister of religion, the assuager of sickness-he, whose humanity is seldom property appreciated-wbo devotes all his energies, and exertt »tl his skiii to drive me away—upon him also have I fastened, » I glory in the ravages I thus daily make. What more can Cholera do 1 if he come, he will but assist me m my havoc, like the whirlwind which accompanies the thunder- storm. We will join issue, and effect patricide, bringing retr butionon the heads of those who, wrapt np in the love of amb lion and gain, daie think of improving the sanitary condition o our haunts. Thill is reserved for Cholera. I claim but what if I my own. I am, sir, in spite of your recommendation to the contrary, still your constant resident, 1 YPHUS. Friars Fields, December 8, 1847.
DEFALCATION IN THE NEWPORT POOR-RATE. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR.—The rate payers of Newport ought to know that the district auditor has ascertained a defalcation of £ '400. (! !) in the Newport poor-rate account; and the guardians representing Newport might as well be made aware of this little fact, which they must enquire into forthwith. Rates of Is. Gd. in the pound will eome pretty frequently, if hundreds of pounds dis- appear in this way. Yours, A RATEPAYER.
THE INFLUENZA. A T>reTvndent tliUS writes on the present state of the public health in the city WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9. The present epidemic now scourging the metropolis, is in its operation one of the most extensive that has for mamv veara been experienced. Not only have individuals and families'been affected, but whole districts have suffered from its baneful in- fluence. Public institutions and corporations, with a laudable anxiety to prevent alarm to parties interested in their establish- ments, wisely suppress information, when a general alarm as to health is existing. The duty of a journalist compels the occa- sionally overstepping such precautions, and in the present case we think particularly so. The present epidemic, Influenza, is well known to all medical and most other men, to be an inflammation of the mucus mem- brane. Its primonotory symptoms are running of the eves and nose, a constant sneezing, and with children, a frequent bleeding at the nose also. Inflammation and fever often super- vene l and am sorry to say in some cases-though happily not many-fatal results have been the consequence. The prevalence of this annoying disorder has been so great, that the Post Office, the Bank of England, private banks, cor porations, public schools, and ordinary establishments, have been all more or less affected our theatres, as well, have been much inconvenienced, and one (the Princess' Theatre) was ab- solutely compelled to suspend its performance last night, its performers being laid up with this unusual complaint. And amongst others, we regret to see the names of Miss Cushman, Madame Shiller, and several eminent persons belonging to that establishment. The Bank of England is minus near 100 clerks the India House, many; all the banks short-handed; Christ's Hospital (blue-coat school), several hundred scholars ill; and almost every house in our own neighbourhood with six out of every eight, confined to their beds or rooms. Our motive in inserting this notice is not to alarm, but to caution, our readers. We have said before, that the fatality is not great; and with proper care and precaution, even the few may or might have been lessened. When the symptoms before mentioned occur, care of the person, a little opening medicine, with diluents, as gruel, sago, broth, &c., should be taken. In our own experience (though non-medical) we have found great benefit from small doses of sweet spirit of nitre, taken in a glass of water at bed-time. It does not appear ne- cessary to depart from the usual habits (if proper ones ) of the parties who are attacked by this disease. Abstinence is not recommended; but excess most certainly is. From our own experience (and we have been severe sufferers) we should say a judicious and careful indulgence is more likely to be beneficial than otherwise.
THE CHOLERA-CURE SOMETHING WHICH EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW The depths of medical science are being explored; and daily discoveries are being made, which demand from the public more than the passing glance bestowed upon them. Among such researches, all that pertain to health-the blessing of mankind -should receive immediate and thoughtful attention. We do not mean that whatever nostrum or pretended cure-all pill, draught, or decoction, the ignorant quack may recommend, for the especial interest of his pocket, should be carefully regarded but we allude to those discoveries which scientific and practical men, whose respectability and disinterestedness admit of no question, conscientiously recommend. Among such facts stands prominently one which should be highly esteemed at a period when that scourge, the Cholera Morbus, is anticipated amongst us. We allude to the discovery of Dr. Conway J. Edwards, of Batheaston-that chloride of lime, taken internally, is an almost certain cure for fevers, clu>lera,fyc. It has long been known that chloride of lime, mixed in the proportion of say one pound to six gallons of water, is suffi- ciently powerful, used in small quantities, to remove poisonous effluvia from drains, sinks, &c.; and this fact, together with the circumstance that where it had been used in the bedrooms of tvphus-fever patients, sprinkled on floors, &c., the sick had speedily recovered, from the supposed fact of its absorption through the mucous surfaces of the body, originated the idea, that, taken internally in duly-prepared doses, it would counte- ract fevers, &c. Dr. Edwards, in speaking of the powers of this new agent, says It is remarkable that accidental circumstance led me to administer the remedy, although the administration of it was the result of deductive reasoning; and my patient-a lady then residing on Bathwick-hill, suffering from a severe attack of typhus fever-will never forget the instantaneous change that took place, after drinking a tumbler full of the chlorine beve- rage-nor how every bad symptom was checked, so as to cause the fever to run a mild course unto the end." It is consolatory to know, that however violently the cholera may rage in Newport, especially where there is the most filth, the worst drainage, and the least regard to health and cleanli- ness, this agent (chloride of lime) may be reckoned upon as a powerful remedy. The doctor says, in a letter to a Bath con- temporary, from which we make this and the extract we have given above:- "Should the cholera visit us, the utility of chloride of lime in that disease will no doubt be found to be very great. I had ample opportunities of witnessing the results of treatment when the cholera was in England in 1832, and I felt convinced that had preparations of chlorine entered into the treatment, the mortality would not have been so great. At this time, when we may expect a second visitation, chloride of lime in solution should be used freely in every house of every town, city, and hamlet in the United Kingdom. Every week, all drains, cess- pools, and places which throw off poisonous effluvia, should be well saturated with it. The chief magistrate should issue a strong recommendation to the purpose, and where householders are too poor to obtain the chloride of lime, it should be issued to them from central depots. One pound of chloride of lime to six gallons of water would be a proper proportion." As an effectual remedy in fever, the doctor stated that he has used the article in the following proportions :— Wooley's, or Beaufoy's, solution of chloride of lime, one teaspoonful—cold water half-a-pint—syrup of cocoa nut, or citron, a tablespoonful." It is a very pleasant beverage, and may be taken in large quantities.
FROM FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, DEC. 3. BANKRUPTS. A- AI>D W. Turner, merchants, Great Tower-street. T. Wood, attorney-at law, Corbet-court, Greenchurch^treet. J. Murray, stationer, Edgware-road. J. Jones and A. Brown, licensed-victualler, Shoreditch. W. Saul, furnishing ironmonger, Brook-street, Gloucester- road, Bayswater. C. Thomas, painter, Southampton. J. Burgess, tailor, Harleyford place, Kennington. J. Holt, licensed victualler, Stifford, Essex. W. Carruthers, builder, late of Desborough-terrace, Harrow- road. J. Goodcheape, furnishing ironmonger, Aldergate-street. and Pnncess-street, Marylebone. W. Speller, Berkeley.street, West, and G. Trigg, Inverness- road, Paddington, builders. C. Shingley, commission agent, Maldon. T. F. Triebner, Russia broker. Old Broad-street. R. M. Joslin, sheep dealer, Stambourae. J. Basire, brick maker, Red Lion-square, and North Hyde, near Southall. J. Vevers, woollen warehouseman, Cheaptide. P. J. Kirby, pin manufacturer, Newgate-slreet* E. Healey, printer, Paternoster-row, and Camden-lodge, Gloucester-road, Regent-park. FLN THE COUNTRY.] G. Taylor, grocer, Bradford, Yorkshire. J. Hemslcv, grocer, Leeds. W. Lawton, hotel keeper, LiverpooL W. L. Oberry, builder, Birkenhead. S. Knight, hosier, Broughton Astley. W. Fitzpatrick and W. Tew, railway contractors, Walsall Staffordshire. R. Sawer, shoemaker, Brough, Westmoreland. J. H. Howard, oil merchant, Cheltenham. S. J. and W. Stott, cotton spinners, Rockliffe-vale-mill. near Bacop, Lancashire. J. S. Manby, ironmonger, Burnley. D. Greenwood and J. Bateman, JOINERS Bury. J. Anderson, merchant, Liverpool. FROM TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, DEC. 7. BANKRUPTS. J. S. Yeats, stockbroker, Bank-chambers. Lothbury. F. Adamson, merchant, Bond-court. Walbrook. T. E. Buckland, licensed victualler. Poplar. C. Skingley, commission agent, MaJdon; G. Tattersall, saddler, Davis-street, Berkeley-square. J. K. Gamble, electric telegraph manufacturer, Exchange- buildings. D. P. Gamble, electrio telegraph manufacturer, Exchange- buildings. T. Oldaker, hep merchant, High street, Southwark. S. L. Lazarus, horse dealer, Oxford-street. J. Barrett, machine printer, Blackfriars-road. G. Kiallmark, music seller, Hampstead-street, St. Panctas. [IN THE COUNTKY.] o' N. Batho, machine maker, Manchester. G. P. Tunney, draper, Burslem. S. Moore, wine merchant, Liverpool. W. Owen, druggist, Barmouth. SV. Foyer, hatter, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. J. Foster, banker, Hartburn, Northampton. W. Mountford, tailor, Darlington. R: Newbolt, draper, East Retford, Nottingham. T. Barnes, Figgures, corn dealer, Blockley, Worcestershire. C. Wade, miller, Bitton. J. Power, draper, Bristol.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. BIRTII8.. „„ -nr *>• On the 6th instant, at Newport, the wife of Mr. Wm. 1 ltt, of the MF.RLTN Establishment, of a daughter. TJ On the 3rd instant, at Newport, the wife of Mr. Q&rrhy, Red House, Commercial-strt et, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. urr On the Gth instant, at Saint Paul's Church, Bristol, by the Rev. Robert Simpson, Mr. Albert Hicks, of Newport, to Maria, only daughter of the late Mr. Oliver Grigg, of Chichester. On the 7th instant, at the Tabe-acle Chapel, NewPort by the Rev. Thomas Gillman, MrJohnStewartto Ellen, third daughter of Mr. Edward Hicks, late of Newport. On the 8th instant, at St- Ph^iP 8 Church Bristol, by the Rev. —. Grant, Mr. George Dayer, of Newport, to Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Callings, .Cardiff. On Saturday last, at the Welshe^Pt'^ Chaf,^l.. by the Rev. William Thomas, Mr. Matthias ^tockdale, to Miss JaneSte- PlOn Tuesday last, at the Baptist Chap^ Coleford, by the Rev. J. Penney, Mr. James Herbert, grocer, to Miss Esther Trotter, of the same On the 10th instant, at Newport Ellen, only daughter of Mr. Henry Folk, of the MERLIN Establishment, aged two years and six months. Of fever, at the Great House, Tredunnuck, Mr. Edward Williams, a man esteemed for honesty and friendly conduct. On the 1st instant, at Newport, Mr. William Davis, aged 56. At Newport, Miss Mary VV illiams, aged 21. At Newport Mr. John Llewellyn, shipwright, aged 66. At Pillgwenlly, Mr. Wilham Harper, aged 60. At Pillgwenlly, Mr. George Bright, aged 70 At Newport Mr. Thomas Davis, mason, aged 76. At Ty-yn-y-Pwll, Malpas, MRS. Jones, aged M. 3, ag .54.
Si* Charles Morgan, Bait's Annual Cattle Shaw. The annml exhibition of .stock, under the auspices of Sir Charles Morgan, Baronet, of 'I red" ?ar, took place at the com- modious Cattle Market, Newport, on Tuesday issi. The weather on the day preceding the sho. was extremely nnpi opitious, and apprehensions were l:t unf-ivourabie weather would pevent a numcrou; alteDd<ioce. 1 he trior nu;g CJt. uesday, how- ever, opened with a cleirer sLy-and a!t!,ough I!W willù had but slightly abated, there was very little rain during tiie day. The attendance of farmers, butcheis, and otheis interested in the ex!¡i!jilion, »s wt.11 as uf mere sid1t.scung vi.-itcis, was equal to that of former occasions arid Herefordshire and Radnorshire, as well as our own county, contributed thiir q iota of fine stock, and adeled considerably 10 the influx of With rt-fetence to tiie general features of t!:e i -thibition it may he observed, that although the quantity of s'ock, in:plemcnts,&c., shown. did tot much exceed the exhibitions or former periods, the qiuK.v ot some breeds of (Utile iv*s undoubtedly supeiior. Indeed, it WAS P. generally-expressed opinion, Ilia. animals which would have won prizes at (urntcr shows, were passed over on the preseot occasion, in consequence of the superiority of others. Sorfd oi the bulls, oxen, &c., exhibited, ceitainiy surpassed those ( of last year; and it was in this class of stock that the superiority of the present exhibition was principally developed. In this department of the show, the prize bulls of Sir Charles Morgan, Mr. Bland, of Sully, Mr. Williams, of Lowes Court, (xl' attracted much nOMce. Some fine sheep were exhibited but we understand tiiey were not so numerous as at former exhibitions i there were a few good specimens of the mountain breed, and al?o two cr three pens of Welsh black rams and ewes. The ram and three ewes shown by Richard Fothergill, Esq., I redegar, and which won Lady Hail's cup, value five guineas, were much commended. The show of boars and sows was not very nu. tncrouI. With the exception cf four or five good cart stili lions, and two or three useful brood rnsies, the show of horses was deemed rather meagre. There was a great variety of farming implements exhibited by Messrs. Hodges and Wright, of Brecon, and Mr. Stratton, of Bristol, among which an improved churn and some other dairy utensils, from the first named gentleman, ,e" regarded with considerable interest. On the whole, we believe the exhibition has fuliy sustained itll high character; and the public interest in its success appears undiminished. The short-horned breed of cattle shown by SIf Chas. Morgan, Bart., Tredfgar C. H. Leigh, E-q., Pontypool Park Richard fothergill. Esq., Tredegar Iron Woiks Messrs. Henry and Charles Hale, Nash; Mr. John Bland, Sully, Glamorganshire, &c., commanded much attention from a great number of su- periur judges aud breeders. A portion of this slock was consi. dered eiqual to any in the kingdom. Hereforda were rather less iu number than appeared 6t tbe three hut exhibitions but theie were several animals of a most superior description. The ox. belonging to Mr. Boughton, Spiott, near Cardiff, and a cow belonging to Mr. Bridgewater, of Radnorshire, were considered, by good judges, to be equd, if not superior, as fat beasts, to any in the Piincipality. A fat cow belonging 1 to Mr. Phiilpotts, Hays Gate, was highly commended. The contest for the but!, COIV, and offspring, was a hard run be- tween Richard Baker, Esq., Llanvihangel Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlais; Richard Fothergill, Esq, Tredegar; and Mr. David Jones, Pentwyn Farm, Clytha—Mr. Jones being success- /ul, though the stock of the unsuccessful candidates were so good that the jud^e found it difficult to make the awaid. The grass- led beasts belonging to Mr. William Keene, Goldeliff, and Mr. John Milner, Whitson, were of a charactet that entirely sur- passed everything of the kind previously exhibited in ^Newport. The six two-year-old steeis shown by Mr. Rets Keene, Peny creeg Farm, were also models of symmeteiy, and striking exam- ples of the perfection of the breed. There were several excellent °tock heifers those of Mr. Gecrge Pritcbard, Llanvihangel, near. Abergavenny, and Mr. Edwards, Church Farm, Lianarth, were considered very superior. The yearling bull belonging to Mr. Williams, Lowes Court, Radnorshiie, induced much atten- tion from the breeders of Hereford stock, and was pronounced to be equal, if not superior, to anything of the kind exhibited at any previousshotv. There were only two lotsof G!amorgans brought for competition, and those weie of a quality not so good as had appeared at former shows from the same gentlemen yet the lOW belonging to Mr. Powell, of Eglysynmund, Gla- morganshire, was greatly admiied. The sheep of Henry Collins, Esq., Duffryn, and Mr. Thomas, iydraw, Glamorganshire, were excellent while those of Mr. John Milner, Whitson, and Mr. Mostyn,Llantarnam, were strongly commended. There was a fair number of rim lambs those belonging to Henry Collins, Esq., C. H. Leigh, Esq., and Mr. R. E. Ree?, Pant thengoch Farm, were very much admired for breed and eyrn- mete'5. The two pens of Welsh mountain ewes of Richard f and Matthew Fothergill, Esqrs., were considered the best stock of the sort ever brought to the show. Pigs were not so numerous 81 at former exhibitions, but the quality was much above me- diocrity. A boar and sow bied by the Rev. Augustus Morgan, Machen, were decidedly the best breed of pigs that has been shown for a number of yeais; and those of Mr. Sargeant, iilachen-Place Farm, were of remarkably good quality. A fit pigsllowD by Homfray, Efq.,Penlline Castle,Glamorganshiie, was considered a very superior animal. The judge of the stock was Henry Higgins, Esq., of Bnnsop Couit, near Hereford a gentleman of great experience in breed. ing and in general funning pursuits, and whose awards on the present occasion have, we understand, given much sat it las! ion. At the conc'usion of the show, Mr. Sallows, agent to Sir C. Motgan, sold tweive of the cattle exhibited by Sir Charles to the undermentioned butchers—Messrs. Wm. Jones, Castle- town; Geo. Duckhmo, Aberdaie Edwd. Jones, Merihyr; — Spencer, 'l'aff'g Well Hugh Morgan,Newport; Ily. Booth, dftto and David Rees, Merihyr. The arrangements tor the exhibition were admirably made by Mr. Sallows, by whom the cattle were well classed, and an ample supply of provender WHS piovided. THE DINNER. About four o'clock, a large party assembled to dine at the King's Head Hotel. Among the company were Sir C. Morgan, Bart.; Htv. Augustus Morgan; Charles Morgan, Esq., Tiede- gar Colonel Lascelles, General Munday, Colonel TYOIP, and other distlOgulshed individuals, with about one hundrtd gentle- men, including some of the principal agriculturists of Monmouth- shire,(jla'norgankhiie, Herefordshire, and Breconshire profes- sion..1 men, merchants, snd tradesmen of Newport Bnd neighbourhood, &c., &c. Sir Charles Morgan presided at the principal table, and F. Justice, Esq., filled the vice-chair; whilst simiiar situations at the other table were occupied by Rev. A. Morgan, and Charles Morgan, Esq. The dinner, provided under the direction of Mr. Lloyd, was <jf a supeiior description, and was fully enjoyed, the sharp north- west wind having given the company a keen relish for the good •hings of the lardtr. On the withdrawal of the cloths, Sir Chas. Morgan proceeded 10dislrlbute the prizes to Unsuccessful competitors, accompanying the ceremony wIth practical bints and jocular oDservations upon Particular departments of the exhibition. The following is a list of the prizes, as read by the worthy baronet:— StI.VE!t CLIPS GIVEN BY SIn CIIAHLES MORGAN. For the best yearling bull, North Devon breed.—Sir Charles More/n, Bart., Tredegar Park. tot the best two-year»-old heifer, ditto.—Rev. A. Morgan, Afachen Rectory. For the best yearling bull, short-horned breed.—Mr. John liland, Sully. For the best two-years-old heifer, ditto:—C. II. Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park. Foi the best year] ing bull, Hereford breed.—Mr. Edward illiams, Lowes Court. L or the best two-years-old heifer, ditto.—W. Boughton, Esq., ^For the best yearling bull, Glamorganshire breed—Mr. W. Powell, Eglysynmund. For the best two-years-old heifer, ditto*-—Mr. W. lowen, Egiyfynmuud. For the best boar, under a year old.—Mr. Edward Sargcant, MACHEN. For the best fat pig.—Mr. John Goddard, Saint Fagans. For the best ram lamb, long wool.—Mr. Thomas, Saint Hilary. For the best ram lamb, short wool, or South Down.—C. II. Leigh, Esq., Pontypoul Park. IIIE FOLLOWING SILVER Curs GIVEN BY CTIIIER GENTLEMEN. Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq.— A cup, for the best yearling heJfer, bred by the exhibiter.—Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., Pontypool Park. William Mark Wood, Esq -A cup, value five guineas, for the second best ditto, bred by, and being the bona fide property 'd' a farmer not farming his own estate.—JVIr. Edward Williams, LOWES Court. COLONEL LasrelJes-A cup for the best G lamorganshire fat cow. "^Mr.'ihoirias, Kglysninyd. Thotnas Powell, Esq.—A cup, value ten guineas, for the best YEARLING steer, bred by the exhibiter.—C. H, Leigh, Esq..Ponty- FOOL hfk. Frederick Justice, Esq.—A cup for the second best ditto, bred by the exhibiter.—Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., Tredegar Park. if Samuel Homfray. Esq.—A cup for the best two-years-old liei- er. bred hy the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of lowing--Sir Charles Moigan, Barl., i redegar Park. General Munday—A cup for the best fat cow, bred by the cx- Jihiter.-—David Bridgewater, Esq. Hugh Owen, Esq —A cup fur the best fat ox, under five years Id. vViUiam Boughton, Esq., Spiot. Philip Jones, Esq.—A cup for the best two-years-old bull, ifed by the exhibiter.—George Pilt, Esq., Wellington. Sir BeDjamin Hall-A cup for the best pen of four breeding *weSi mountain breed, bred by the exhibiter.—Matthew Fother- 8ill, Esq > Cefnruchtyr. Sir Digby Mackworth, Bart.—A piece of plate, value five gui- tleas, for the best team of six two-years old steeis, fit for the Plough, Pie whole of them to be the property of, and bred by, tyft ex'oiter, in the county of Monmouth.—Air. Rees Keene, eny reeg. Sir Digby Mackworth, Bart.—A piece of plate, value five gui- neas, for the best four cheese, nearly resembling the Cheddar or double Gloucester, being the produce of a Monmouthshire far- 'iCi.—Mr. Henry Hale, Tros'on. JvIajor-GcDeral Milman—A cup for the best ram lamb, South 1)own breed, bred by TLIA exhibiter.— C. 1I. Leigh, Esq., Ponty- 1)001 Park. Lady Hall, Llanover Comt-A silver cnp, value five guineas, for-the best pen of one black ram, and three black ewes, Welsh hteed, not to be under the age of twelve months, and to have been in possession of the owner at least six months previous to Ihe show.—Richard Fothergill, Esq., Tredegar. Ihe show.—Richard Fothergill, Esq., Tredegar. Joseph Bailey, jun., Esq.—A cup, for the best cart stallion 'hat has covered in the county of Monmouth, in 1847.— Mr.Wm. Williams, Redgate, Usk. William Jones, Esq., Clytha.—A cup, for the best brood mare, half bred.—Mr. John Fothergill, Tredegar. John E. trolls, Esq.—A cup, for the best pony, under five ^ears old, bred by the exhibiter.—Mr. John Waters, Goldcliff. U Pev. Augustus Morgan.—A cup, for the best galloway, I've years old, bred by the exhibiter.—Air. William Price, Cefn- lytha. Charles Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best three years-old •olt or filly, got by a thorough bred horse, and bred in Glamor- ganshire or Monmouthshire.—Sir Charles Morgan,'Bart., Trede- tar Park. Oetavius Morgan, Esq.—A cup, for the best boar and sow, Jf the improved Berkshire breed, under a year old.—Rev. ^ugesw-s Morgan, Machen. .Colonel Tynte.—A cup, for the best cow and offspring, Gla- morganshire breed.—Mr. John Thomas, St. Mary's Church. PHIZES GIVEN BY GENTLEMEN OF NEWPORT AND THE NEIGHBOUR HOOD. Apiece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best bull, cow offspung, the ofl^pring being under two yeais old, the cow <;>ng in milk, or within three months of calving, and she and « offspring having been bred by the exhibiter, and the bull, W ?ntl °ffsPr!nK- ,beI"? hJ! ProPerty at the time of showing ss breed excluded.— Mr. David Jones, Pentwyn. piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best fat cow, fed ■J the exhibiter, and being in his possession twelve calendar "onths previous to the day ot showing cross breed excluded. Richard Philpol, Hfysgate. 'I<A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the two best fat cows 'ndt-r :>e years old, to be fed by the exhibiter, (being a terunt »ri. or./ on grass and hay only, to be in his possession nine nont; evious to the time of sbowiDg.—William Keen*. Esq Joldc!itf. '.i 4 F • A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best pair of two- years-old steers, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross breed excluded—Mr. Henry Evans, Llandowlais. A piece ofpiate, value five guineas, for the best pair of yearling steers, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross bread excluded—Mrs. Elizabeth Wh iphani, Bolvilston. A piece 01 plate, value ten guineas, for the best pair of two- yearscid stock heifers, bred by the exhibiter, and being his pro- perty at the time of showing cross breed excluded—Mr. Geo. PI itch rd, Llanvihangel. A piece of piate, value five guineas, for the best pair of year ling stock heifers, ured by the cxhibiier, and being his property at the time of showing; cross breed excluded—Mis. Elizabeth Whapham, Bolvilston. A piece of plate value five guineas, for the best pen, consist- ing of four yearling wethers, bted and fed by the exhibiter, being his property at the time of showing cross breed excluded-Mr. Henry Collins, Dallrin. A piece of plale, value five guineas, for the best pen constSlIng of four yearling stock ewes, bred by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross breed excluded —Mr. Henry Collins, Dufiiin. A piece of plate, value five guineas, for the best pen, consist- ing of lour breeding ewes, under three years old, bred and fed by the exhibiter, and being his property at the time of showing cross b'eed excluded—Mr. Thomas 'lhoinas, Tv-diew. A piece of plate, value ten guineas, for the best piece (not being less than five acres,) of Swedish turnips, growing within the county of Monmouth—Mr. John Richards, Abergavenny. A premium of two guineas and a half, for farm servants and labourers, tor the longest servitude under the same master— Ed. Thomas, servant to Mr. Edmonds, Bassalleg. A second premium of one guinea and a half,ditto—W,Hughes, servant to Mr. Piitchard, Llanvihangel. A third premium of one guinea, ditto—J. Smith, servant to MR. G. Pritchard, Llanvihangel. Halr-a-Guinea to the proprietor for the best couple of turkeys — Mary Ph ilips, Llanmartin. Ilalf a-Guinea to the proprietor for the best couple of geese — Ann Partridge, Maindee. lhlf-a-Gnines to the proprietor for the best couple of ducks -Ann Waters, Langstone. llalf-a-Guinea, to the proprietor for the best couple of fowls — Ann Jones, Peterstone. One guinea to the person having the greatest quantity of honey n 1817—Edward Richards, Bassalleg. The distribution of the prizes being completed, Sir Clurlea Morgan rose and proposed the health cf the judge. He was sure that they would agree with him, that Mr. Higgins was a person possessing the necessary qualification* for his important oUice and if any errors had arisen in his awards, he was certain they had resulted rather frOKO his judgment than his iniention. He felt peuonallyobllged to the judge for hi, attendance on the present occasion. He would give them the healih of the judge. (Cheerg, and loud calls fur Mr. Higgios.) After a shorl pau<e, Mr, Higgins rose and said, he was much obliged for the great honour that had been shown him, in his being brought down to be tbe judge at so important an exhihitien of stock as the Tredegar Cattle Show; and having attended, as he had, many agricultural shows in various parts of the kingdom, he felt pleasure in bearing Lis humble testimony to the excellency of the one he had that day witnessed. (Cheers.) There were many animals dt thAI show which would not have disgtaced any yard in Europe. (Hear, hear.) He was highly flattered at the manner in which Sir Charles Morgan had spoken of his services as the judge of tl.e exhibition and he trusted ihe awards given, in bestowing which he had been much assisted by his friend Mr. Powell, would afford general satisfaction. They had shown no favour nor partiality; if they had tried, it was, as Sir Charles Morgan had stated, from want of judgment, and not from inten- tion. (Cheers.) Before he quitted the room, he would take the opportunity of leaving his meed of praise behind for the zealous and liberal manner in which tha Tredegar Cattle Show was supported indeed, in this respect, it was quite a pattern to societies of greater pretensions than itself; he did not know any show at which a larger amount of money was given away than was given hete. (Chern.) There was one subject, however, upon which, it he made an observation of a somewhat different character, he trusted he should be excused. It was a matter of surprise to him that a monument had not yet been erected in this town to the memory of the lamented founder of this show, the late Sir Charles Morgan, a man whose fame as an agriculturist, had spread far and wide, and who was greatly and deservedly respected in this neighbourhood, and wherever he was known. (Hear, hear.) And was he not deserving of some lasting token of repaid ? Let them look at the gieat Coke, of Norfolk, to whom a statue had been erected and was not the late Sir Chas. Morgan equally entitled to a statue, to perpetuate the memory of his usefulness and benevolence"! (Cheers.) But, to turn from this subject, although he felt that he might speak more of the dead than of the living, yet he must take the liberty uf saying that the virtues of the late honouied baronet were well represented by his successor, now amongst them. (Cheers.) He was a gentleman who did nol lead 0 life of indolence and luxury but who made himself useful in the tleva'ed situation which he was called to occupy. lie exerted hims,1f for the improvement of agriculture, and to ameliorate the < ondition of his tenantry. If all landlords were like Sir Chas. Morgan, they would not behold, in passing through the country, the miserable patches of unim- proved laod, aod Ihe wretched scenes of olher descriptions, which they now frequently witnessed. (Loud cheering.) It was by the union and hearty co-operaiion of landlerd and tenant that great Ol1rl permanent improvements must be made, If made at all; and he was satisfied that if this union could be more ge- nerally brought about—if they became better acquainted (and he was happy to say that this was the kind of meeting for creating that better ucquaintance), great good would lesuit to the country at large. lie should like to see, is he had heard n genlleman once express it; the landlord alone wheel, the tenant at the other,and the labourer drivingthe horses. (Cheers, and laughter.) With this union of inteiests, each class would be greatly bene- j fil ed. He would not further occupy their attention, but merely return them his sincere thanks for the honour paid totiimby the chairman and the meeting. (Cheers.) Colonel Tynte then rose and said he had obtained permission of Sir Charles Mergan to propose a toast to the meeting. In a social assembly it was a painful task for any individual to invite the company to mingle a tear with the wine cup but such was the tttsk he had now 10 accomplish. This was the first meeting of Ihe kind at which he had been piesent since they had lost, by death, the venerable founder of this useful exhibition and how- ever harrowing it might be to their feelings, that he should rater to the late S;r Charles Morgan, he still felt, and he was sure all present felt, that it would he still more painful to allow the meeting to pass over without making allusion to that venerated and distinguished individu; (Hear, hear.) T.venly.seven years ago he had fust had the houour of dining there on an oc. ca8iOn like the present, wilh the late Sit Charles Morgan and any attention he (Colonel Tynte) had since paid toagricutturai pursuits might be fairly attributed to the feelings with which he had been inspired upon that occasion. (Cheers.) Two years ago was the lallt time he had had an opportunity of attending a meeting like the piesent, and well did he remember, and well must ttle meeting recollect, how abiy, and with how much ac- tivity and zeal the late Sir Charles Morgan discharged the dulies of his office upon that occasion. His services, liS the president of ihese meetings, and other labours for tl.e public welfare, had endeared him to all, and they could not say how deeply they felt his loss. Well might they say of an individual thus going to the grave full of yearf, and Kfter a life of such eminent useful- ness, Ihat the end of that man was peace. But he would now turn to a more pleasing subject; he would now allude to their presentchsirman. (Cheers.) Conscious he was Jhal no person could be better adapted than the present Sir Charles Morgan to succeed his respected father. No person could better fill hia place among them. (Hear, hear.) True it was, as stated bv Mr. Higgins, that he had not spent his life usele,sly-nor was he now doing so. In the midst of onerous and responsible duties as a legislator, he had also given great attention to agricultuie and was always most anxious to yieh) to the just claims and wishes of his tenants. (Applause.) Alight he long live; might he long enjoy the society of his amiable partner, Lady Morgan and have the pleasure of seeing his promising sons, and his ac: complished daughters growing up to maturity around him and enjoy all the blissful associations of domestic life to a good old age. He begged to give ;hem the health of Sir Charles Morgan, and trusted they would mark their sense of his character by the manner in which they would receive the toast.—(The toast was drank amidst the most enthusiastic buists of applause, accom- panied by musical honours, which weie continued for a long period.) Sir Charles Morgan, in acknowledging the toast, said he could not but feel deeply sensible of the compliment which the meeting had paid him in thus cordially receiving Ins health. He was certain that his fneod, Coionel Tyuie, had said more of him than heever did or evercouid desetve. (Cries of" No, no.") He felt himsslf but a very humble imitator uf the many virtues which distinguished the character of the late Si: Charles Morgan—for he thought he might take the liberty to say of him that very fcw men were more useful or more benevolent than he had been; perhaps, indeed, in these respects, there never was a ueHer man. (Loud cheers.) Whatever deficiencies he might have, however, as compared with, the l ite Sir Charles Morgan, hehoped they tuose lather from inability than flom any other cause. With regard towhathisfriend, Mr. Tynte, had sai l, of the 'ate Sir Charles Morgan, as the founder of the Cattle Show, he must say that the interest which that respected individual had feit in this society was one cf his (the Chairman"b) prin- cipal reasons for keeping up, to the utmost extent of his power, this annual exhibition, and the other meeting of a similar de. scription, in Glamorganshire. There was, however, great utility in such societies, to which allusion had just been made, in apotut to which he was by no means insensible-—he meant the bringing of landlord and tenant iuto a more friendly iuieicourse, and iuto a co-operation befitting their mutual inteiests. This was a purpose which he was very desirous to accomplish; aod he was surs thai great improvements would be the consequence of such an union. (Loud cheers.) He felt that on the piesent occasion he was much indebted to the tradesmen and towns- people,generally of Newport, for the interest they had taken in rendering the exhibition successful; and for their liberal con- lnbutions to the prize list and he could assure them that their conduct would always ensu:e from him every exertion he could make to promote the interests as well liS the ionocentamuse- ments of the inhabitants. (Loud cheers.) fIe would not detain them longer but would now propose the health of the exhibi- tors, and t.usted he should have the pleasure of seeing them on a future occasion like.he present. (Lo d I ) Ii 'f u BPi! au,e. Mr. Collins, of Duffryn, roSt. after a short pause, and said hu hoped some one more competent than himself wo'tld ha!e reo sponded to the toast just given by Ihe chairman. He had reat pleasure however, as noon, else had risen, ,u bavin* ,n opoo tunity of returning thanks for ihe exhibitors who°had shown stock that day He certain y thought he might congr.tull e the meeting upon tne improved character of tha stock8 which had been exhibited, indeed, he had no hesiiation in ven'urinT tha opinion that there nevei was, on the whole, a better exhibit In than they had just w'tJ««ed« C Loml cheers.) He thought they would all agree w. h hi.n th, nothing bad tended more to ii^ prove the breed of stocc ia this neighboured than this show had. Without occupying their attention further, he be^ed to letum thanks for htmseif and the oilier exhibitors. (ApnlauV^ Sir Charles Morgan then gave the health of the Lord Lieu- tenant, expressing his regret that he was not presen'. (Cheers Mr. Fothergill proposed the health of the judges of the tur- nips. (Cheers, accompanied by loud calls fOR Mr. Baker and MR. Williams, Pencoyd.) Mr. Baker said he and his coadjutor had taken gieat pains in looking over the turnips, and he hoped their awards had given satisfaction. He was much oullged for the honour conferred upon them. (Cheers.) The Rev. James Cole?, having obtained permission to pro- pose a toast, gave the health of Charles Morgan, Esq., 0f Trede- gar, which was drank amidst thunders ot applause and musical honours. Mr. Morgan, in returning thanks, saId, from the very flatter- ing manner in which his health hhd been received, he could not adequately express the sense he had of the honour and kindness then shown him. This was the first time he had had an oppor- tunity of being at a meeting like this in the capacity of a man three years ago he had attended the cattle show dinner as a boy but upon the present occasion, by permission of his father, ho had offered a prize, which his father had won. (Cheery.) He was ia hopes that one of the three-yef ^-olds, he had seen at the exhibition, would have taken his father's fancy, and that he would have taken him home to Tredegar that night.(Laughter.) Next year, however, by the kindness of his father, he hoped to be an exhibitor himself. (Cheers) He was very glad to see such a good collection as they had that day beheld; and he thought if his lamented grandfather had been permitted to see it, he would have pronounced it the best they had ever had. (Hear, hear.) He was much obliged for the honour they had conferred upon him, and he trusted he should continue such a "jolly good fellow," as in the musical honours accorded to his health, they had represented. (Loud applause.) Sir Charles Morgan then said he would propose the health of a gentleman piesent; he certainly had proposed his (the chair- man's) health; but as he was every way entitled to their notice, he would not desist on that account from proposing his health. He had acknowledged that at a meeting like the present his love fur agriculture had been engendered and they would now know that he ai luded to his friend, Colonel Ty n te. (Loud cheers.) He was a resident in Glamorganshire, and perhaps it was a good thing i-he hoped he would show the Glamorganshire farmers among his tenants and others a good example-for they certainly wanted some improvement in that county and he trusted he should see in future seme good stock brought to the show from Glamorganshire. (Loud and continued cheering.) Colonel l'ynte rose and said He had to thank his hon. friend for the kindness he had shown in bringing his name before the assembly and he ought also to thank the meeting for the manner in which they had received it. He had been at his present resi- dence about a year and a half, during which time he had given his attention to ognculture-but that, as they well knew, was but a short time to produce any great result from agricultural ojieiations. (Hear, he^r.) By the next cattle show, however, he hoped to be in a position to bring some stock for exhibition and he should certainly contend, and hoped to win. (Cheers and laughter.) He hoped that he should not be considered disres- pectfu) to fat pigs and sheep when he remarked that, however important it might be to improve the breeds 0' cattle, he did not consider these by any means the most important objects of such exhibitions; bethought the most useful thing connected with such meetings was that mentioned by a preceding speaker-the bringing of landlord and tenant together in harmonious inter- course. (Loud cheers.) The subject of tenant right, as it was called, was now exciting considerable interest thioughout the country—and without giving the present meeting at all a political character, he thought he might fairly allude to the subject. It was to him one of the most pleasing characteristics of the present meeting that politics were excluded here no party differences divided them however they might record their votes at the hustings or elsewhere, here they could meet on common ground, and discuss, without party spirit, matters in which they were all more or less interested. (Loud cheers.) Withregardtothe rights of tenants, much might be done between landlord and tenants in the way of mutual accommodation for his own part, he was always willing to yield to the reasonable claims of his tenants-and wished to create among them a feeling of satisfac- lion and contentment; many other landlords sought to accom- plish the same object; but all did not do so; and it was only last week that he had heard Mr. Drummond give notice, in the House of Commons, of his intention tobriog forward a measure bearing upon the question. He was not yet aware of the details or design of :he bill; but if, upon enquiry, he found that it would be likely to prove beneficial to the farming interest gene- rally, he should certainly give it his support. (Hear, hear.) Between some landlords and tenants there exis'ed a very good understanding, and there was no great cause of complaint on either side things went on agreeably between them this had been the cose for many years with his father, and with many others he had known; but it was not always so; and under these circumstances, he certainly thought the telation between landlord and tenant was capable of legislative improvement. (Cheers.) Not, however, to go further into this subject at pre- sent than to make this passing allusion to the importance of these annual exhibitions, in this point of view, he would merely again thank them for the honour they had done him in drinking his health, and expressed his hope that he should have frequent opportunities of being present amongst them, and as a competitor at the next show, he hoped to carry off a prize. (Lcud cheers.) Mr. Jones, of London, was then called upon for a song, and tang sweetly and with great eclat, an air, which, from its appro- priate character, we transfer to our columns:— SONG. Our sheep-shearing over, surround the gay board, With hearts full of pleasure and glee; And whilst we partake of its plentiful store, Who's so blithe and so happy as we. From the staple, the wool, our comforts all spring The woolsack is next to the throne. It freedom secures, both to peasant and king, Which in no other country is known For it guards us awake, and preserves us asleep Nightand day, then, thauk Heaven, who gave us the sheep. When bleak piercing winter comes on like a frown, Frost and snow clogging hedge, ditch, and stile, Annoying alike both the squire and .the clown- Wrapt in wool we look round us and smile. Did we sing in its praises from evening till morn, 'Twould our gratitude only increase For the dying old man, and the infant new bOlD, Are both kept alive by its fleece. Then, how, with the truth, a fair pace can we keep, Whilst, in warmest expressions, we speak of the sheep. No words are sufficient, whate'er can be said, « To speak out its uses aloud; It never forsakes us—no, after we're dead, It furnishes even our shroud. Nay, mOlc-whilst the sheep as it ianges the fields, For our wants all those comforts supplics- Faithtul, still, to the last to the butcher it yields, And for our daily nourishment, dies. Thus, living or dead, we its benefits reap So, sheepshearers. sing your true friend", the poor sheep. Sir Charles Morgan then gave the health of those gentlemen who had presented cups for the show. (This was followed by cheers, and loud calls for the Rev. Augustus Morgan.) The Rev. Augustus Morgan then rose, and addressing Sir Chsrles Morgan, said If there were any inducement wanted to elicit his sense of the honour shown him, in thus making him the representative of those who had givefr^the prizes on that occa- sion—it would be in the compliment that he (the chairman) had paid him when he was teceiving the first cup. He had then alluc'ed to him as one who not only endeavoured to promote agriculture, but who consistently and faithfully discharged his duties as a clergyman. (Cbeerp.) It was not much that he, as an individual, could do for the promotion of Agriculture; one could do but very little, yet all could do something and if they all endeavoured to show a good example of farming to those aiound them, by neatness and economy (without which, indeed, there could be no good farming,) they might be abun- dantly useful. He would not further occupy their attention, but would again say he was very much obliged for the kindness shewn him upon the present occasion. (Cheers.) The rev. gentleman then intimated that there was another gentleman present, as well as Mr. Jones, who, he had no doubt, would favour the company with a soog. A gentleman, whose name we did not catch, then gave a pleasing ditty, with great taste and feeling. After a pause, during which there were loud calls for another song from Air. Jones, accompanied by unmistakeable intimations that II Sally in our Alley" was a favourite, Sir Charles Morgan said he and the company were much obliged to the last singer, but he thought the prevailing opinion wasibatihe premium should be awarded to Mr. Jones. Before, I Owtver, they finally decided upon that point, they wiehed to hear another song from Mr. Jones, which, perhaps, would be a fa r specimen of his ability. (Loud arid long-continued cheers.) Mr. Jones then sang, in compliance with the almost unanimous request of the company, "Sally in our Alley," and was enthu- siasncaHy applauded. Sir Charles Morgan then said, as there was no prize left which he could have the pleasure of awarding to Mr. Jones, he would propose to the company, that they should drink his health with musical honours. (Hursts of applause, with uprorious thouis of He's a jolly good fellow," &c.) Mr. Jones said he could assure the meeting he little expected when he left Usk that morning, that he should have been so honoured by the distinguished president and by the present meet- ing, as he had been. The compliment, however, was not lost upon him, especially as it had come fro'm a gentleman occupying so elevated a position among them as did Sir Charles Morgan. (Cheers.) Although now known as MR. Jones, of London, he was A native of this county, and was much attached to it he had been a member of the Chepstow Farmers' Club for many years, and hoped to be so for many more. (Applause.) When he thought of the gift of singing with which he had been endowed by the great Architect of the Uoiveise, (and he certainly coosi- dered it a gi>'t,) he believed that, among other purposes for which it M ght have bsen given, it was bestowed that he M'ght use it for the entertainment of his friends. (Cheera.) With this view, he vias happy in ministering to their gratification in his humble way. He begged to thank them for their kindness. (Cheers.) Mr. Matthew Fothergill then proposed the health of those gentlemen who bad sEnt stock to the show from the neighbouring counties OF Brecon end Radnor; and as they had been so suc- cessful on the piefent occasion, he thought the Monmouthshire farmers had better beware, lest at another exhibition, the largest propo.tion of the prizes should be taken out of this county. (Laughter and cheers.) Mr. Rees Williams, of Brecon, acknowledged the toast, and said ) e could not but feel highly gratified al the compliment paid to him and others £.0 n A distance,by the meeiing. He was very glad that the remaiks made by Mr. Fothergill, with reference to the success of Hjdnorshire and Breconshire, were fully war- tanUd he believed, indeed, that there had not been anything urought írom Radnorshire tlut had not won a prize. lie was not aware that anything had been exhibited from Hrecon; he, however, had woo prizes AT former shows, ond he hoped he might still have opportunities of winning. He was much obliged for ihe honour done him. Sir Charles Morgan There was one gentleman whose health he wished to propose. He was, perhaps, one of the most sue. I cessful L rceders who had ever attended their shows —he meant Mr. William Powell, of Boveiton, who HAD as isted Mr.Higgios in awarding the prizes, He was only sorry that Mr. Powell had gone out of Glarnorganshiie, AND gone so far away to live. He was formerly a competitor at their exhibition, and was uniformly successful. He would give Mr. Powell's health. (Cheeis.) Mr. Powell saiii he was extremely obliged for the honour the meeting had confeired upon him; and he felt additiooally ho- noured by the manner in which Sir Charles Morgan had brought his name before them. He was sure he need not say that he deemed it a high compliment to have his name proposed to such a meeting at all. He had feit very happy in assisting his friend, Mr. HigginP, in the appropriation of the prizes, when that gentleman needed assistance. (Cheers.) That, however, was very seldom, as his judgment with reference to cattle, sheep, &c., was, he thocgh, filst rOle., (Hear, hear.) Sir Charles Morgan had alluded to his leavog Glamorganshiie. He had left it to go back to his native county but he must say that whilst he lived in Glamorganshire, there had been great improve- ments made in the breeds of cattle, and in general agricultural operations, and he had no doubt that this show would be the means of still greater improvements. (Applause.) He was much obliged, and begged to drink all their healths. Mr. George Lawrence, at the urgent request of the company, sang a hunting song, which was warmiyapptauded. Colonel Tynte then rose and said he had the permission of Sir Charles Morgan to propose a toast. They had drink the health of a good many gentlemen in the course of the evening he would now propose the health of a lady—A lady who was an ornament to the sphere in which she moved, nnd exemplified such eminent 5"cial virtues as endeared her to all by whom she was surrounded—he meant Lady Morgan. (Tremendous cheering.) Lady Morgan was, as they were aware, a kind friend to those in humbler stations than her own, and frequently and freely dis- pensed those charities which were so much needed by the pool and afflicted about her. (Cheers.) He begged to give them the health of Lady Morgan. (Renewed applause; Ihe entire com- pany, standing, sang Here's a health to all good lasses," and concluded with repented bursts of cheering.) Sir Charles Morgan said he begged to thank Colonel Tynte, for the compliment he had paid Lady ftlorgan. He certainly did feel proud in having a wife who, in her station, was not above attending, with kind and affectionate regard, to the necessities of the poor and indigent by whom she was surrounded. He was sure she would feel much pleased when he communicated to her the fact of their having so cordially received her narr.e; and on her behalf he begged to return them his sincere thanks for their I kindness. (Cheers.) Sir Charles Morgan, after a short pause, rose to propose prosperity to the town and tiade of Newport. He felt much obliged to those persons who had subscribed towaids the prize list for the present show; and be begged to assure them that they might rely upon his doing everything in his power to promote their interests. ( Loud cheers, accompanied by mingled calls for Mr. Latch and Mr. Dowling.) After some delay, Mr. Latch rose and 3aid he felt much indebted to Sir Charles Morgan lor the handsome manner in which he had spoken of those individuals who had subscribed for the purchase of cups, AND other prizes for the cattle show. He had been from the first a subscriber to this excellent so- ciety, and no subscription that ever went from his pocket was given with greater satisfaction than the one for the Tredegar Cattle Show. (Cheers) When the revered father of their pre- sent chairman was alive, he took a warm interest in this useful association, as well as in everything which concerned the well being of Newport and its neighbourhood, especially in a com- mercial point of VIew; and it was a source of unfeigned satis. faction to him (MR. Latch) to find the present head of the Tredegar family giving utterance to such sentiments with re, ference to the tradesmen and merchants of Newport, as had that night fallen from his lip?. (Renewed applause.) Although he was now personally interested in the commercial affairs of this town, there was a time when he was a farmer in a small way but he had not found the pursuit sufficiently remunera- tive to induce him to continue it. (Laughter.) Notwithstanding this, however, he still felt that the agricultural and coir.mer- raercial interests ought not to be sepatated; they must go hand in hand they must flourish or decline together; they were mutually dependent; and upon these considerations, he truited he should always feel pleasure in contributing towards the promotion of the objects of this useful association. (Loud applause.) What had been the cause of the great ptospe/ily of this now important town, but this union of agricultural and commercial pursuits? What but this had developed the native genius of the neighbourhood, and raised Monmouthshire to its present proud position in a commercial point of view ? (Hear, hear.) He was sure he should echo the sentiments of those^whom he had been called upon to represent, in express- ing the greatest pleasure at hearing Sir Chsrles Morgan avow the interest he felt in the commercial prosperity of the town. (Cheers.) And portentous as the signs of the times were with regard to commercial depression, he trusted that the same spirit of enterprise which had led them forward to their pre- sent successful position, would still manifest itself, and that not only the present Sir Charles Morgan, but his excellent and promising son-, whose company they had that evening the pleasure of enjoying, as well as the future heirs to the house of Tredegar, would evince an unwavering interest in the prosperity of this important town. He was much obliged for the honour done to him and the other subscribers, and trusted that still greater success would attend the Tredegar Cattle Show. (Loud applause.) ° At the close of Mr. Latch's speech, air. Dowling was loudly called for, and io the course of his observations said, that he had not the honour of then engaging the attention of the meeting in consequence of any feeling upon his part, that the gentleman who proceeded him had not creditably spokea to the toast but he arose in pursuance of what lie should ever feel proud to answer, the call of his fellow-townsmen. (Cheers.) He had heard that evening sentiments uttered by gentlemen that afforded him unmixed satisfaction he had heard opinions from parties of influence and intelligence, all converging to one important point —the prosperity of the great agricultural interest of the country. (Cheering.) The admirable doctrine of the mutual interests of the landlord and the tenant, had been upheld amongst them, and the enunciation of such wholesome truths was indeed truly gra- tifying. (Hear, hear.) The figurative position mentioned by the honourable gentleman who acted as judge, WAS one which it would be well more frequently to carry out iN priuciplc, namely, that the landlord should take one side of the plough—the tenant the other. Mr. Higgins--I said I had heard a gentleman say he wished to see the landlord at one wheel, the tenant at the other, and the labourer driving the horses. Well, he (Mr. D.) had not caught the gentleman's words accurately but he did not see any material distinciion between the statements; either version illustrated the mutual and har- monious efforts of landlord and tenant in speeding the plough. (Cheers.) He wished to see a unity of purpose, and a harmony of action, between the parties, and that neither should forget the poor fellow that worked between them. (Loud cheering and some interruption.) It was a geod omen to find those who had the power also evincing the will to foster the exertions of industrious agriculturists, and practically pro. moting the advancement of a pursuit so conducive to the prosperityofthepeopte. (Cheers.) Conduct like thaI evinced by the promoters of the Tredegar Cattle Show, was the best way to obviate any temporary results, of an untoward nature, which might possibly ensue from ihe change in the laws affecting the j agricultural interest, and tend to render this great country happy and flourishing. (Cheers.) In common with all present, he hailed the announcement made by the Honorable Baronet 'that he was resolved to pursue the course of his revered father in generous encouragement of the Tredegar Agricultural compe. titions. The conductor of a public Journal had a difficult course frequently to steer in order to prevent collision with persons, on political differences, for whom he otherwise entertained sincere personal respect; in commenting, however, 00 the philanthropic conduct of such benefactors as the late lamented Sir Charles Morgan, and the present worthy baronet, THE duty was a safe and an agreeable one, (cheers); and he (Mr. D.) should feel happy at all times in rendering the local press an auxiliary, however humble, in ?o good a cause, (cheer?). At the conclusion of Mr. Dowling's address, Mr. Jones fa- voured the company with a sweet melody-" My mother dear," which he sang with great pathos and sweetness. The song WAS loudly applauded. Mr. Latch then proposed, in very complimentary language, the health of the Rev. Augustus Morgan, of Machen Rectory. The rev. gentleman's health was drank amidst tremendous cheering, and with musical honours. The Rev. Augustus Morgan returned thanks, and said he could only repeat what he had said, perhaps for the last twenty years, and what he hoped he might say for twenty years more, that he would do all he could for the promotion of the in. teiests of the county of Monmouth in general, and of this locality in particular. (Loud snd continued cheering.) He would not detain them by further observations, but would at once propose the health of those gentlemen by whose kindness their present proceedings would be made known to the public. (Cheers and loud calls for Mr. Dowling and Mr. White.) Mr. Dowling, on arising, said he did not expect so soon again to have the pleasure of addressing the meeting. The kindness with which he was received shewed, indeed, the truth of an honourable gentleman's remaik, who had recently spoken—that they were assembled on that occasion without political distinction, and left party spirit outside the doors. (Cheers.) This fact was one amongst the advantages with which such societies as the present teemed. Men, who met in antagonistic positions on the political field, here met in friendly rivalry for the success of a pursuit which, like medicine, was useful to all, and to cheer the prize.crowned efforts of their neighbours. (Cheers.) It might be regarded as a peculiar and pleasing sign of the present times, that (he newspapers and periodicals of the day devoted an extent of spice to the proceedings of agricultural meetings, and in many cases, an ability and attention in editorial comments and disquisitions on the subject, hitherto unknown. In fact there had arisen a taste in the intellectual circles for the science of farming, and in consequence, an agricultural literature.1 (Loud cheers.) Strictly speaking, all the great interests of the country were mutually dependent, and no one should be raised at the expense of another; but argue ingeniously or logically, as we might, the agricultural was doubtless the one of paramouot importance. (Cheers.) The press was widening the possession of this feeling, and it was now going hand in hand with the farmers and the public in promoting the improvements which skill and practical science were daily making over the land—(cheers)—and when the press had 10 record the warm promises of support to tenants, in their exertions, by a gentleman of the acquirements, and en. joying the high rank of Sir Charles Morgan, Baronet, it might well forshade happier days for the agriculturist. (Loud cheers.) Writers would differ in modes of political faith, but truth, of course, was the proper pursuit of all,—people would adopt different routes in endeavouring to reach the same goal; AS an Editor, he might take a wrong view of a particular interest, but he would say that his views were, at all events, honest and con- scientious, (cheers.) When he had the honor of having his name coupled with the toast of the press, he thought he might be allowed to make those observations. He had always endeavoured, so far as in him lay, to make the press serve the interests of the farmer, but not, perhaps, precisely in the way that others thought it right to do, and the honor conferred on him that night was not likely to cause a less hearty interest in the subject. (Cheers.) Mr. John While then rose and said lie had not so much vanity as to suppose that the loud and kind calls made upon his name were intended as a compliment to him as an individual, for lie could not but be sensible that he had been called upon as one of the representatives of the press, and a portion ot it which had most especially devoted itself to the dissemination of in- formation on agricultural subjects, and to the upholding of the agricultural interest—he alluded to the Hereford limes. lie considered it was a proud, and it would be allowed to be a just, boast for the press of this district to make, that it had rendered most essential service to that interest. (Hear, hear ) He would assure the company that in making that remark, he would offer no invidious distinction between any particular portions of it; for he felt certain that every newspaper in this and the adjoining county, according to its. opportunity, was equally de- sirous to diffuse agricultural knowledge. (Hear, hear.) He hoped they would give him credit for sincerity, when he said that it had afforded him great pleasure to LISTEN to the observa- tions which had fallen from the lips of Mr. Dowling that even- ing. (Applause.) Hehad known that gentleman many years, and entertained the sincerest regard for him, as an individual, and the highest respect and admiration, in HIS public capacity. (Renewed applause.) He (Mr. White) had had the privilege of attending the principal agricultural meetings which had taken place in the West of England this year, out he must say that he had attended no show with feelings of such deep and un- affected interest as that of Sir Chas. —(GR^;A.T cheering ) —the more especially as he had found that the VV hite-faced ones" were,even in this remote part ot Monmouthshire, still in the ascendant. (Laughter.) It would not be becoming in him to make any observations upon those matters which pecu- liarly related to practical agricnlture,and might in some measure be matters of dispute; yet, he was sure, be might say, without in the least rendering himself obnoxious to a charge of favour- itism, that Herefordshire was pre-eminent as an agricultural district; and, consequently, those engaged 111 agricultural pur- suits in that pastoral district, must necessarily feel a deep interest in a show ranking so high as the'1 redegar show; in- deed, he might say, ranking second to hut one in Great Britain. (Great applause.) It was that which had led him into this neighbourhood that day and he should have no small pleasure in offering to the numerous readers of the Hereford Times, a full report of the proceedings of that day. After the appro- priate observations which had fallen from Mr. Dowhng, it was unnecessary for bim to occupy their time he would therefore thank them for the honour they had done the press. (Cheers.) Sir Charles Morgan then proposed the health of the lenant- Farmers of the county of Monmouth, which havmg been ap- propriately responded to the Chairman intimated his intention of retiring; but previously to his withdrawal, Mr. Williams, of Cardiff, made some observations rela- tive to the remaiks made by Mr. FHGGMSJ V1^F 1 REspect to a monument being erected to the me Y E, late lamented Sir Chas. Morgan. HE said he thought Mr. IIigRLNS must be unaware of the fact that active steps were being taken for the erection of a shitue of the reverend baronet; that the work was in the hands of the SETI1PT°AI!D the committee would speedily fix upon a site for its erection. Ihese statements were received with enthusiastic cheers. FTWNTP Mr. Higgins then explained that he was not aware of these circumstances until after be had 1 «'6 commencement ot the meeting; AN(* R^3 THE company withdrew. At the conclusion of the more public proceedings at the dinner reported above, several gentlemen sat down together to participate ia social CONVIVIALITY, and in more practical ANIONS to the main features of the exhibition, and to general agricul- tural improvements. Henry Collins, Esq., Duffryn, was called to the chair and Matthew Fothergill, Esq., acted as vice. The health of Henry Higgins, Esq., the judge, was drank with great honours in acknowledging which Mr. Higgins made a very excellent speech, dwelling much on tenant-right; and the very reasonable remarks made by that gentleman proved him to be a complete practical agriculturist, as well as a supe- rior judge in live stock. The health of Mr. Collins being drank in bumpers, that gen- tleman, in his usual pleasing manner, and with great satis- faction to the company, proved, beyond all doubt, the good effect such meetings as the present produced upon the relation subsisting he tween the landlord and tenant. The health of Mr. Boughton, of Spiott, was also drank and Mr. Boughton, in a very masterly manner, replied, remark- ing that he thought it was diffidence in him that his ox was not in Smithfield, and that if he could cope with the Monmouth- shire farmers, there was not the least fear of his appearing in any part of the kingdom. The Chairman having proposed the HEALTH of Mr. Matthew Fothergill, it was drank with marked honours; and Mr. Fothergill, in his accustomed straight-forward and business- like manner, made some exceedingly useful remarks on subjects of great importance to agriculturists, and on the breeding of BT<THE health of Mr. Sargeant, Machen, was then proposed by the Chairman, who observed that Mr. Sargeant was near being the successful competitor for theturmps, although he had only made use of artificial manure. Mr. Sargeant replied in a neat and appropriate speech. I The Chairman then said that there was a gentleman then present to whom the county was much indebted for his great norseverance and energy in promoting that important public undertaking the Newport Cattle Market,and the establishment of a weeldy market at Newport; and although it had not been completed by a draw upon his own purse, it was projected and carried out by his indefatigable exertions and practical know- ledge this market, as they were well aware, had been of the greatest benefit to Newport and the country at large; and, therefore, he begged leave to propose the health of the gentle- man to whom he had alluded—Mr. James Howard which was drank amidst loud cheers. Mr. Howard, in reply, stated that it was a great gratification to him to see in existence an establishment of so much public utility as that to which Mr. Collins had alluded; and that nothing should be wanting on his part, yet to make fhe same establishment answer other purposes and trusted that shortly he should he able to carry out his object. t After several other toasts were drank, and many excellent songs sang, by Messrs. Jones, Toouood, Thillpotts, Boughton, &c.,the company separated, much pleased with the proceedings of the day.
A POLICE INTELLIGENCE, NEWPORT DIVISION.— WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1. At the Office of the Clerk to the Justices, High-street, Newport. Before the Rev. J. Coles. John Smith, charged with poaching, was discharged, the evi- dence being insufficient. But for threatening to cut William Thomas with a knife,he was bound over in sureties to keep the peace. SATURDAY. Magistrates present—Rev. James Coles, Rev. Chancellor Williams, and J. Russell, Esq. Distress warrants for non-payment of poor-rates were issued against Moses Scard, the town scavenger, and four other de- faulters. MONDAY. Before T. Hughes and T. Hawkins, Esqrs. The borough business, usually transacted at the Town Hall, was heard to-day at the above office. Capt. Duncan Smith was charged with having assaulted Ben- jamin Poulson.—Case dismissed. 0 A warrant was afterwards issued against Poulson for having deserted from Capt. Smith's ship. Edward Walker, a Bristol cove," was charged with stealing a quantity of oranges and onions in the warehouse of Mr. W. Pickford, store-keeper, Pentwyn wharf.—Ryan, Mr. Pickford's man, being sent to lock up the warehouse, found Walker, the prisoner, concealed behind the door, and collared him, finding the missing property on his person. An orange box had been torn open, and oranges abstracted.—Committed for trial. The magistrates regretted the want of a summary power to deal with petty cases of this description, instead of sending them for trial. WEDNESDAY. Before the Rev. James Coles, at the same Office. Hugh Mc,Mullen, one of the band of the 43rd regiment, was committed for trial, for stealing from the person of Henry Tho- mas Pugh, a button and 15s. Pugh had got stupidly drunk at the barracks canteen, and was removed in that state to quarters, by the prisoner, who was observed to put his hand into Pugh's pocket, and take something out. The button was found on the prisoner, and identified by Pugh, THURSDAY. Before W. Jenkins (mayor), and T. Hughes, Esqrs. Mary Jones (remanded case), was summoned for assaulting Elizabeth Warren, of Friars' Fields.—Fined 10s., and 14s. 6d. costs, or six weeks' imprisonment. John Rosser, 11 years of age (remanded case), was charged with stealing a quantity of copper money from Patrick Mc Carthy, of Pillgwenlly.—To be imprisoned one month, and be once privately whipped. Benjamin Poulson was charged with leaving his vessel.— Committed for 30 days. Thomas Jeremy was summoned for assaulting Charles Wa- ters.—Settled out of court. Joseph Roberts was summoned for assaulting Wm. Lewis.— Settled out of court. William Denby, master of the Wilberforce, was summoned for damage done to the Gem, Jonathan Peters, master, to the amount of £ 10. 13s. 8d.—Dismissed.
CAERLEON PETTY SESSIONS.—MONDAY, DEC. 6. N Before John Jenkins, Esq. TTin UOBBEHIES AT THE LODGE FARM. John Barry, labourer, Caerleon, was charged by PC James Limbrick with having in his possession two sacks, which had been stolen from the stable of Mr. Henry Rowlands.—Mr. T. M. Llcwellin, solicitor, appeared for the prisoner.—Mr. Row. lands deposed I am a farmer, and reside at the Lodge Farm, Llangattock, and on the 26th October, the Tuesday previous to Usk fair, a quantity of potatoes were stolen from one of my fields, and on the same night two or three sacks were stolen from rev stable, which I did not see again, until shown them by P.C. Limbrick. I know the sacks produced to be mine, from a mark on one, and some mending on the other. Cross-examined by Mr. Llewellin I never sent sacks to Mr. W. Harris, Llansoar, but he might have one of mine. James Trickey and John Brown, servants to prosecutor, also identified the sacks. P.C. Limbrick proved finding the sacks, one on a post, and the other in the garden, on prisoner's premises. Prisoner told him he had one from Llansoar, of Mr. Harris, and the other from an Irishman. The premises were open, and the sacks were not secreted. Mr. Llewellin, for the defence, called Mrs. Leary, who said One of the bags I have had in my possession more than two years. It once belonged to Mr. Rowlands, but was exchanged for one of his by mistake, when raising potatoes. I lent it to prisoner's brother-in-law. I knew it by a part sewed up with worsted. I never noticed the mark of a cross on it. Jerry Sexton I have seen this sack in John Barry's posses- sion these five months. I know it by a mark of dirt upon it. We had it when raising praties about the time of Pontypool f.ir. Timothy Sexton, prisoner s brother-in-law I lent a sack to John Barry at the time we were raising potatoes, which was the time of Pontypool fair. MR. W. Harris, farmer, Llansoar: Prisoner had a sack from mv house about nine months ago, instead of one of his own. I fancy that is one of mine, but cannot swear to it. I could not identify it. Mr. Llewellin urged upon the Bench, that as there was no evidence of concealment, there did not seem any reason to suppose that the prisoner had stolen the sacks, and that a de- cision on the case rested entirely on the credibility of the wit- nesses on both sides. His Worship considered this was properly a case for a jury to decide, and he would therefore commit the prisoner for larceny, but would take bail for the appearance of the prisoner to take his trial at the sessions. HOUSEBREAKING AT THE LODGE FARM. Honorah Hurley, Caerleon, and Mary Hurley, her daughter, were charged by P, C. Limbrick with having stolen cheese in their possession, being part of the 261bs weight of cheese which had luen stolen from the Lodge Farm on the 20th November. Hannah Rees sworn; I am a servant to Mr. Hy. Rowlands, at the Lodge. My master's granary was broken into on the 20th Nov., through the window, and 261bsof cheese, and one or two sacks, were stolen. The cheese now produced, cut in two, is one of the stolen ones, which I know by marks, the make, and its fitting the vat.. Robert Hillier, sworn I keep a small shop 111 Caerleon vil- lage. On the morning of Tuesday last the elder prisoner came to mv shop, and asked to look at some gowns of my wife, saying she was short of money, and wished us to buy a cheese of her. In about half an hour she returned with the cheese now pro- duced, under her shawl, I think. She asked <d. per lb. for it. I told her it was not a perfect cheese, and finding it weighed good 81bs I offered her 3s. for it. She said she woulu take 3s. and a pair'of gloves. I GAVE this, and took the cheese. I did not ask her where she had the cheese, as I had no suspicion of her, having bought pieces of bacon from her formerly. One part of the cheese I sold to William Olive at G,d. per lb.-the other part I gave to P.C. Limbrick. T' William Olive, sworn: I keep the White Lion publichouse in Caerleon village. On Friday morning I bought 4111>5. cheese of Mr. Hillier, and on the same day, in consequence of what I heard, I delivered it to Elizabeth Morgan, the wife of theChrist- church constable. Elizabeth Morgan sworn: I am the wife of the constable of Christchurch parish, and the cheese I now produce was given to me by William Olive on Friday last. The elder prisoner, in her defence, said that she got that and another "roll of cheese," which she had left at Pontypool on Saturday, from her daughter, who had taken them in a swap" from Celia James, Witson, for caps, &c.; and that if the con- stable would go with her daughter, she would point her out, but she thought the young woman would deny it. The case was remanded to Tuesday, to enable the prisoners to bring forward their witnesses, and for the production of the cheese from Pontypool. TUESDAY. Before J. Jenkins, Esq., and Rev. W. Powell. Honorah Hurley and Mary Hurley were brought up to-day, when the following additional evidence was given :— John Vincent, sworn: I am a police officer of the parish of Trevethin. The cheese 1 now produce I received from Jane Hewett. I saw the elder prisoner at the White Hart, Ponty- pool, on Saturday nigh!, about eleven o'clock. She was drunk at the time. Jane Hewett, sworn: I am the wife of William Hewett, in Prosser s Buildings. On Saturday last, Honorah Hurley came to my house, and asked me to buy a cheese, at 8d. per lb. I offered her 7d which she agreed to take. Before the boy went to get it weighed, she left my house, saying she would return but I did not see her again. Hannah Rees recalled The part of a cheese now produced is also from one of the stolen cheese. It is the same make as our cheese. Robert, Hillier recalled ■ About three weeks ago, I bought a piece of cheese and a piece of bacon from the elder prisoner, for which I SWAPT with her for some nbbons and two bonnets. P.C. Limbrick sworn: When I apprehended Honorah Hurley, she said she had the cheese from her daughter Mary, who said she had got it from Cclia James, at Witson for lace. Celia James sworn I am the daughter of "VV illiam James, of Goldcliffe, and on Saturday three weeks, and also last Saturday, the younger prisoner was tit our house, WITH a basket, selling cotton, thread &c. I bought nothing. 1 did not give or sell her any cheese at that or any other time. Never had a cap from her, nor any black or white lace, or hair pins. The cheese is not like our make. 1T T» Edmund Rowlands sworn: I am the son of Henry Rowlands. On the morning after the granary was broken into I examined the premises, and found they had been enteied bj the window, the bars of which were broken, and the shutters taken oft. A ladder had also been taken from the rick fold, and placed against the window. J found three tracks on the ground-two were by nailed shoes, and one small, without nails, which last appeared to be the track of a female's foot. I have examined the cheese produced, and have no doubt, from the marks and make, that it is part of the cheese stolen.. „ » N V The prisoners again stated that they had the cheese of Celia James, and asserted with great vehemence that the witnesses had all "sworn bad," The Bench committed the PRISONERS W TUCUF TRIAL AT vile next GAITER sessions.
THE MONMOUTHSHIRE CANAL COMPANY. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SiE, I observe that you have devoted a long article in your last Saturday's paper to the affairs of the Monmouthshire Canal Company. You have the reputation of being extremely impar- tial; but your remarks of last Saturday have been considered by persons competent to form an opinion, as having a tendency to prejudice the company in a way which the conduct of that body, I am sure, does not deserve, and which I trust you did not, when penning the article referred to, intend. My time will not allow me to enter fully upon the subject, but I cannot refrain from calling attention to one passage in your leader, with the view to disabuse the public mind on a charge which is constantly—although without the slightest foundation —being brought against the company-I mean, their alleged covetousness and illiberality. You observe: The fact is, there is a feeling in many minds, that the Canal Company are not absolutely unable to carry out their line, but that they are un- willing to do it because they cannot secure their accustomed large dividend." Now, this is not only a very unfounded, but a very unworthy. opinion of the motives of the Canal Company, on the part of those from whom you receive your information; but it has been the fashion for some time to abuseanJ villify the company, and all their proceedings. But let that pass. You proceed to say: "If the Canal Company can remove this impression, their path will be much clearer." This, I be- lieve, I can easily do. The truth is, the Canal Company, instead of desiring to se- cure to themselves a large dividend, have contented themselves with a very small and inadequate one, to enable them to set aside money to improve their roads; and they have in this way laid out—in LASTING IMPROVEMENTS—a sum of nearly f 40,000. taken out of the profits of the concern, and which, if they had been the illiberal set of persons that they are said to be they could have put into their own pockets. In confirmation of this statement, I will refer you to your publication of the 22nd of May, 1847. You will there find the following passage in the Canal Company's half-yearly report: "Your committee conclude by recommending the proprietors to declare a dividend of f3. 10s. per share, free from income tax, for the last half- year. And they are induced to recommend such dividend from the necessity of tetting apart funds, to effect the necessury improvement of the works" Again, in the succeeding half-yearly report, you will find the following passage (see MERLIN of the 20th November, 1847):— But the committee are anxious to repeat the recommendation given to the proprietors at the last half-yearly meeting, to be satisfied WITH A REDUCED DIVIDEND and to apply the surplus revenue (lU it has, to a considerable extent, already been applied) IN THE FURTHER IMPROVEMENT OF THEIR ROADS, AND IN AID OB THE FUNDS required to meet the obligations imposed upon the com- pany by its acts oj parliament." These are proofs, I take it, of a more liberal spirit than cer- tain persons would give the company credit for; and do not these facts entitle the company to be met in a spirit of fairness by the freighters ? I am sorry to observe that they have not hitherto been so met. The proceedings on two recent occasions reported in your journal, indicate a spirit of opposition totally uncalled for, in my opinion, by the conduct of the Canal Com- pany, and evince a determination not to give way in any one single point, whether right or wrong. In short, some of the freighters appear to me, by their dictatorial conduct and thl tone which they assume, to be arrogating to themselves a con- troul offer the Canal Company's property and affairs which the relative position of the parties does not seem to me tn ♦ and which could not be much more ablSSe ifTw Z* were their own. ^at property I remain, your obedient servant, A CANAL PROPRIETOR. character fo^°imn^rrCr^ S^vcn cause to question our Mo" wK'ToniC SoC'*f-eit0-the C* letmtpd Via, r v in question, we were or hostile rh'r ^erent to anything of an ungenerous or hostIle character. The paragraph to which our correspon- th-it wLiM "aS n0t SC^ ^orth as expressing our opinion, but t.. h was entertained by some persons; and he will in- 1 et^the 'leader" but fairly in attributing to us, in its mposition, the animus embodied in the following extract irom it:—" On the whole we trust that a company, which it is reasonable to expect, by an enlightened and liberal course of action, will yet triumphantly flourish in this great district, will still persevere in efforts to effect some satisfactory arrange- ment, without the enormous expense of a litigated application to parliament."]