THE LATE ELECTION FOR THE BOROUGHS. [TO THE EDITOR.] SIR,—My conduct preceding, and on, the day of the late election of a representative of the Monmouthshire boroughs, ^as so little marked by any active partisanship, that I hoped I might have been spared any hostile attack on me by Mr. Lindsay, the defeated candidate, or any of his supporters out that hope has been taken awny, by a letter addressed to yourself, bearing the signature of W S. Lindsay, pub- lished in your paper of the 1st instant, which contains charges against me that I feel bound to answer, and refute, though made by so unscrupulous a person as Mr. Lindsay; whose word is entitled to no credit, and whose statements have Received contradiction more than once in terms little short of •he lie direct. His charges against ine are—Firstly That I "a.d stated to him, when lie first saw me, that I was annoyed Si11.'1 .t,le Liberal party for not bringing forward Sir Thoma. j-nillips, and had therefore promised to vote for Mr. Baiiey; "it that I would allow all over whom 1 had influence, to vote as they pleased an<t tl.at I confirmed that statement to him 'wo days before the election but that he had heard, very ffiuclii to his surprise, that I had on that evening attended a Meeting of Mr. Bai!ey\s committee, and spoken strongly in favour of Mr. Bailey and his principles. "Secondly That further, to his surprise and disgust, he had beard that I had, contrary to my pledge,used every influence In my power against him, anrl that on the forenoon of the day o^e.ection I had said to a leading member of his conimiltes Now, Mr. as Lindsay is sure to be defeated, will join me in getting up a requisition to Sir Thomas Phillips. S?'? n, w in '.own readv to act, so that we may throw out f»ailey t the general election? the reply to which was an No. Now, as regards the first charge Sir. Lindsay, with three gentlemen of his committee, called on me, at my house, soon after the first puhiic meeting he attended at Newport; when 1 told him that I had thought Sir Thomas Philips had claims ^yhich no other person had, on the constituencies of the «or°Ugils, for his eonduct on a well known public occasion, ^hicli happened in 1.S39; and more recently, for the great Pains he had taken in bringing about the arrangement that jiad taken place between'the shareholders and creditors of ll»e Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire Bank, by which ittany 0f t!lcsc partjcs been saved from ruin, and the DISTRICT generally from great commercial difficulty and distress; bat as a section of the party, called Liberal, had iought lit to overlook Sir Thomas Phillips's services, and to jrjng liiui, Mr. Lindsay forward, on grounds some of which had never entertained, and never could entertain, I had Promised to vote for Mr.Bailey—whom I knew to be an honest ™.i!i — who was besides largely interested in the welfare h l ? and county. Lai so said that the state of my ealtli was such that 1 could not, without prejudice to it, take any part in the canvass, and that I would not attempt to Ontrot [he vot's of any parties over whom I might be sup- Posed to have influence. lie then said he feared that the lrcunistance of my intention to vote for Mr. Bailey would 6 generally known, and would of itself, though I fore bore to Se further iufluenee, have a prejudicial effect against hiin h° I replied, I could not help that; but that I thought 5 aUachcd undue importance to the fact. JNow, without njuting that, further than I have stated, I gave him any Pled.,e, that I would not canvass against him, I assert that I ,(J not canvass; and that in every instance where I learnt at any elector in mv employment, or over whom I might be Supposed to have influence from any other relation, had pro- wised to vote for Mr. Lindsay, or had an inclination to do so, A not only abstained from seel.ing to induce him to break his Promise, or forego his inclination, but I abstained from even Mentioning the subject to him. My shipping agent, Mr. «oney therefore voted for Mr. Lindsay; Mr Titos. Davies, 10 holds a farm under me, in this parish, as tenant-at-will,, so ('id the same. My cashier, Mr- Cole, was neuter; so S0!V Mr. Charles Prothero, and Mr. Fox, his partner, 8a r" ^their managing clerk. The second time I Lindsay, ho was on the road comingtomyhouse, Hh Mr. James Brown, which was a day or two before the oniination at Monmouth; when he said Mr. Brown had told oniination at Monmouth; when he said Mr. Brown had told I had not bee n canvassing against him for which he said e Was thankfuland I certaialy did not go to Mr. Bailey's c°nunittee on that day and of course ma.de no speech there On that occasion. I come IIOW to the second charge, for which I deny there is a particle of truth, or any ground whatever; and I call on -"Ir. Lindsay to declare the name of the person to whom he Ile asserts that on the forenoon of the day of the election I addressed myself in the words quoted in his letter; and on is withholding that name, I shall consider him the fabricator ot that falsehood. l iieso charges are made against me in a letter which he pro essed iO be written in consequence of his having seen a letter from NR lhomas Phillips, in the MEULIN of the day etore. Sir 1 liomas s letter was written for the purpose of 8riviiig»i direct contradiction to an assertion made bv Air. ■Lindsay, that he,$ir Thomas, had been in the town canvass- in- against him the two days previous to the election. Now, how (toes Mr. Lindsay meet that? not by any attempt to prove the truth of what he asserted, or admitting that it was lllcorrect, as lie ought to have done, when he found that it 'as so nor, indeed, does he take any notice of it, but appears to think making his charges against me a sufficient answer to oir 1 nomas Phillips's letter VY h"n peaking ot himself-being the theme on which lie principally diluted—his vain boasting of himself was so extra- ordinary as to disgust the common sen-;e of most of his |ai'<irs'> and was equalled only by his foul abuse and slander ? J1" others whom he supposed were opposed to him. Speak- **« himself, he would have had them believe that in coming to Newport, he came merely for the good 0" the constituency 'ere, which lie could promote more than any oilier person; «• s,!Veral other constituencies were wishing him to Jj"er himself as a candidate for ins! mice G lasgow, Ber wick- poi-Tweed, and the_ Ayrshire Burghs for either of which Paces he saul he might walk in without opposition. At in n ,ime llc represented that there was scarcely a vessel the dock at Newport, in which lie had not at least a share a alsehond which v.'as prcfy wdl exposed at the time. On lother oi c isiou he wont .0 I have heard, in speaking of Public mea-uie that liai passed into a law, that if he had een in narhatnent at the time, the Ministers would not have sutured to propose it v. 1 speaking of others, whom he supposed were opposed to h« was as great a calumniator as he was a vain boaster j. "en speaking of himself; thus, in speaking of the Estab- I'Sned Church, he asserted that it was not an uncommon Pectacle to see the bishops of that church doffing their and fox hunting in scarlet clothes. 'n referring to the houses of Beaufort and Tredegar, lie sserted that the most undue influence wa< used by them °tli • aU(j though flatly contradicted, and dared to the proof, has not been aide to give any; but instead of attempting 0 uphold his charge, by proof, he has, in noticing a letter by a nobleman, written to vindicate his family from the charge of oppression and unlawful influence, urged against that aniily by Lindsay, adverted to a subject with which he had 0 concern, other than the malignant intention of wounding tie feelings of the nobleman alluded to; for which he Reserves, and has, the scorn and reprobation of every right- ™Mded person; and in which he shews himself totally void tile ordinary feelings of a gentleman. 'y.ow' since his defeat, and the grapes are found to be sour, n his letter I am now noticing he writes that a large body ot the electors knew full well that a seat in parliament was honor which I had previously declined and that, unlike £ >,r Thomas Phillips, I had all to lose, and nothing to gain, becoming a member of the legislature." 1 hope the large body of electors tlirt are supposed to have know ledge he says they have, of Lis having declined the 0n9r. ot a seat in parliament, have other proof than his assertion for the fact; as, apart from the great improbability the truth of the statement, I never yet met with, or heard > any man, upon whose assertion I would myself be disposed 0 place less reliance. y he had declined the honor of a seat in parliament, what Uc,e(l him to come to Newport, where lie was pretty rtain of encountering opposition, and agaiUst which step he as counselled, if he is to be believed in that respect, by Sir nies Duke—whom he called his friend—for he asserted in toyNPreSe"c° t'iat ^'r James Duke, hei-ring that he was going ci j.e^vPort to canvass the electors, called on him, and said, Jjindsay, you surely are not going to Newport — whj' it is orse than Saint Albans." After such caution, he need not, fe s doile' have felt so much surprise if there were some attempts made on his purse by some of the electors; Vot from his own statement, the demand made on him for on t\S Ul<' n°* exceed *« P1 "ice of so many pints of beer; and, tji-j. stat 'ment alone, opposed as it is to the least proba- Qnl» I assert lie is a persc-n not to be believed, «« supported by other testimony;—it is, in fact, too nstrons to be credited. Again, having declined the offer to3 parliament, and being defeated in his endeavours :t ,Seat; himself for the Monmouthshire Boroughs, how does lappen that he is now a candidate for Dartmouth? « COnc'ude this letter, by expressing it to be my opinion, at whatever occurred at Newport, to bring disgrace and s Pj"oa°h on that borough, the most I;- ting was, and is, that c«a low political adventurer as this lMr. Lindsay should fa,V° Stained the number of votes that were given in his 0r at the late election. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, xj, THOMAS PEOTHEBO. -Malpas Court, May 5, 1852.
BRISTOL BANKRUPTCY COURT.-WEDNESDAY. (Before Commissioner Mr. Sergeant Stephen ) TH K 118 PU,I1P J°NES> BANKER, LLANGATTOCK. Mr u came up on his adjourned last examination. • Bevan, on the pait of the assignees, commenced an invesli- gatIOD into the transfer and mortgage of cetlain shares and oilier propeiiyin which the bankrupt haa been concerned; but as the inquiry OBI terminated, deem it advisable to with- hold a report, lu the course of the proceedings, it was iociden- j l^at "'e official manager "f the Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire Banking Company, hag made a call for £ 255,469 3s; "d. on the assignees of tbn estate, which wiil form the subject of future aigument. The liabilities of the bank do not amount to more than £300,000, and a call at the rate of £60. per share, it made i n the whole number of shares, would Realize more than a million sierling. The bau^rupt also stated that he had not contributed more than f600 to ardt the erection Of Iiomao Catholic chapels in Wales; hut he nad been a loser to the extent of between £ 7,000 and £8,000, through payments made ou account ot the late Rev. Francis Edgworth. The case Was sdjtiurned Lilllbe Olh of June.
CHEPSTOW. LTTEUARY INSTITUTION SINGING CLASSES. — Great *}- vaneemcnt is being made by these classes; and it will be somewhat remarkable if a tas:e for music and skill in singing do not soon become characteristic features ot the town. IT is, at any rate, many years since so much activity prevailed in the musical depart- ment, and whaiever may be said either in depreciation or com- mendation the above classes are deserving of some credit for the impetus which they have given. Their present condition is un- doubtedly satisfactory. Since the concert given by them in March their weekly practises have continued, and numerous and valuable additions have been made to the number of members. As their future course of proceeding, they propose to continue their prac- tises weekly and to have periodical-say every three or four months rehearsals for the entertainment ot the members of the Institution and their friends, v.ho will he admitted gratuitously, or, at the most, on payment of as small a sum as will be sufficient to defray the extra expenses of the evening. They intend to make no ostentatious display and to seek for no foreign aid, but their performances will go to show that Chepstow, even in so humble a ¡;phere, contains musical talent and ability. The style of music which they intend to produce is of a high order, such as our best aud most popular glees and madrigals; and in sacred music, com positions of various kinds. In addition to this, another elementary class has just been established, under the sa'ne indefatigable con- ductor, Mr. T. Edwards, of Ponmoyie school, and the list of mem- bers contains the satisfactory number of thirty four names, which may yet be increased, as it lias only been established two weeks. We may add, that these classes are iVee to all members of the In- slitution, and that any person paying the unprccedentedly small sum of live shillings annuaily, becomes entitled not only to the privileges of these classes, but also to every other privilege ol tj^ Institution. We heartily wish them every success.
CASTLE rOWSJ. THE FAIR.—Yesterday (Thursday) the annual fair was held at this place There were but a few fat beasts on off, and those were brought from the immediate neighbourhood — .Miss Thomas's, Llanarthen. Cows and calves, barrens, and poor stock, sold well. Good small couples of mountain sheep fetched from 24s. to 25s. Larger couples fetched from 40s. to 5Us. There were no pigs or horses offered. The pleasure fair in the evening was well attended by the lads and lasses of the neighbourhood; and all passed off in the customary manner.
EBBW VALE. PROG NESS. — At. the last meeting of il;e Briery Hill sanatory co.Ir,-i! fee, i; wns agreed, that n tender should be taken for the hauling ot ciJa! to, and the cleansing away of all dust -Did id^'Iit soil, from the dwellings ot the inhabi ants. Jo elFeet this, u deputation was appointed to wail on T. Bro»n, Faq.. to sol'cit bis 8aiietion to a regulation, that would take Irom the firm tn which he belongs, the privilege of supplying the neiv;ints resident Oil the hill, villi coal. This was not only freely granted by Mr. Mrown, hut another privilege conceded the uerierosity of which, the deputation did not anticipate. It is, and has been, 'he custom of the firm to supply their work-people with coal, nt a cost l*. 6d. icss per ton, thun that charged to parties uncomifetedwit)) ihewoiks. Mr. Mrown kiul'.y an- nounced his intention to extrnd this privilege to all residents on the hill, although the former price did not exceed 6s. per ton. s miulit he expected, this generosity has giien univer- sal satisftction, and has removed from the pIth rrf the com- mittee a pent obstacle to their proure«» and success. Mr. Brown has the thanks of the board for this display of feeling on bi-hall of the neighbourhood, and it will doubtless meet ;vill, its reward in the respect of all.
CARDIFF. TAFF VALE RAILWAY TRAFFIC For the Week ending May 1, 1852. Total £ 2,418 8 7 ANNIVERSARY.—The annual dinner of the members of the Cross Keys benefit society took place at the above inn, on Mon- day last. In the ni(irninp upwnrds of one hundred of the biethren walked in procession to the Welsh Baptist chapel, and heard an appropriate discourse fr«m the respected minis.er of the chapel, Mr David Jones. Upon adjourning to their club- room, a very pleasant day was spent. TIIE NEW DOCKS.—The Marchioness of Bute, with the young- Maiquess, visited the works at the new docks, on I uesday last. he11 the shipping, &c huisted their colours, in eomplimunt to | the distinguished visitors, who were accompanied by Lieut. IJottifoid. Her ladyxhip exptessed her agteeable surpn'se and astonishment at ths rapid increase of new houses, &c., erected in the neighbouthood of the docks since her last visit to that 11 j ii r is h i ti g locality.—While the new docks are beine carried on with alacrity,the old docks ( Bute), are to be extended upwaids af a thousand ftet northward. Phon HTY AM) 1VCOMI?-TAX. —A re-assessment of a ptopor- tiou of the proeetty and income-tax is now being collected here, caused by the defalcation of a late collector. TAXES.—A petition from the mayor, burgesses, and inhabi- tantsof the town and port of Cardiff, prating the abolition of the tax on paper, adveltisemcnts, and newspaper stamps, was presented to the House of Commons on Thursday week, by Sir George Tyler. Ho MSB Kn.r.i D.—A poor boatman who had hired a horse for a day or so, merely with a view of purchasing the animal, put it out to graz1* in a field adjoining the South Wales line, near Newtown, on Monday last. During the n.glit, the hoise strayed on the line near Cauton, when the up train came up and killed it on the spot. TOWN COUNCIL. —A meelillg af this body took place on Mon- day last, to receive the repmts of the several members of the council, recently appointed to investigate Mr. Ramme'i's p'an of dr-linage for Cardiff-—It will be renumbered ihat Mr. CotEn. Mr. Charles C Williams, Mr. Ch.nies Vachell, and Mr. David had visited London for the above purpGse.-they have now returned. The two former gentlemen, who support Mr. Katnmeli s pi i n, ate more convinced than ever of its e!iicttncy, &c.. alld the latter gentlemen, more convinced than ever of ItS inefficiency. However it appealed that the meeting was adjourned, in consequence of the reports in queitioronot heinf completed, so as to lay thein before the Board on Monday. Previous to the meeting on .Monday, each member ol the council will he sent a copy of the reports, beiore the question will be finally discussed at the time mentioned. POLICE COURT, CARDIFF.—TUESDAY, MAY 4. Present — G. i'hillips, Esq (mayor). and W. HJfd, Esq. Benjamin Youos, Wm. Hugh, and Thomas Tuminus were charged with being drunk and disOiderly, on Saturday night last. — Discharged iwth a caution. Three seamen belonging to the Amazon, now in the Bute docks, were committed for 14 days' imprisonment and hard labour, lor descition. Timothy Murphy was chamed w.th stabbing PC. Kyte in the hand.—It appealed th..t Kitshad gone to the Salulatlon public- I.ome, 'n Lt"is-slreet, or. Sunday last, to quell a distutbance which tli-' prisoner had ere. ted thete. and upon the constable taking him into custody, lie stabbed him literally thiouch the hand, the utmost confusion lolloped the cowatdly conduct of the prisoner, as tiie sueet was soon filled willi persons crowding about to tbegn at annoyance of the better conducted inhabitants, who were re timing from church at the time of the disgraceful occurence.— The Bench expiesssd their determination to protect the police, and therefuie, committed the prisoner to take his tiial at the next quartet sessions. Dovid Evms ascommlft"d for two months' imprisonment and hard labour, for stealing coal. I\!r. Kets, laooloid of the Salutation pubiic-liouse, was fiaed 20i., for ket pins a dtsordeily house. Edward Bryan, flne of the \V in t more-lane ftaterni'y, was fined £ 5, or two months' imp; isonnient, for abusing an un- fortunate female, named Mury Ann Jones, on Satutd .y last. Jeremiah Donovan, Timothy Murphy, and James O'Brian. were fiaed 10s. each, tor keeping v.megistered and oveT-Crov-ded lodging-houses. — TAFF VAt.M RAILWAY. A special meeting ef the shareholders was held on Wednes- day^! the White Lion, Unsiol, to take into constdeiation the ir.ift of a fill now before parliani„• tit, enabling the South Wales Hallway Company to oonstruct new railways to Malford Havtn, &e. I'lie cl,a,r %vas taicen by J. P,)ole. Foq., who said that file ge. net al notice infalml-d them of the oljcet 01 the meeting; but theie might be Nome propiietors who de.-ired further explana- tion. The South Wales line crossed the 1 aff line at Cardiff at right angles, th" latter being 14 feet below the former; passen- gers arriving by the one lint; and wuliiog topiofeed by ihe other, had now to traver?e the whole length ol Cardilf in oninibusses. and othei conveyance^' the same or grea er inconvenience was experienced with respect to the tr ere It an tise, and as to minerals it acted as a positive prohibition. Now the reso'utiou to which lie should ask them to agree wen; to sanction the diiec ors « £ ihat company in making anangtmer.s with the South Wales, for connecting their line with the South Wales station, and for the.mutual use of the station. Under Loui YV arr.clifTc'a Act, w hen a bill was biought into patliann nt by one company in which finy other company was interested, a d'af, of such bill must be submitted to the proprietors of the company a (Tec-ted. They were interested in the manner he h"d staled, and their secretary would read the clause, and then he (the chairman) would propose his lesolution. Al r. K"nwa.y read the clause in question. The Chairman proposed a resolution sanctioning the arrange- ment. 0 W. Bushell, Esq., seconded it. It was cariied—vem con and the business was over,
CAERPHILLY. ncTHEt. INDEPENDENT CIIHEI.Pllhhc meetings were held a,, Tlii, very handsome and commodious chapel, on the af er- noons ol Monday nod Tuesday last, on which occasions the fol- lowing gentlemen piea,-hed impressive seimons, to very numer- ous .ind respectable congregations—the R^vds. J. hvans, ?seath j [3, O ven, Merthyr; J. D. Williams, Bridgend; W. Giiffilhs, Lu.h iran; T. June*, St. Mellon*, and. Hughes, Hftiiesda- The services were concluded by an eloquent hctureon the Conveiaion of Paul," by the Ilev. B. Owen, of Zoar. A collection was tnadr alter the services, when it was manifested that the puhllc of this place aie rot backward in their liberali y. Mr. and Mis. Kdwards, of the Red Cow Inn, were extremely hospitable in providing tor isitors on the occasion.
BIRTHS, CARRIAGES,& DEATHS. BIRTHS. On the 2nd ins'ant, at Singleton-street, Swansea, the wife of Captain Shaddick, of a son. On the 25th ult., the wife of Mr. T. Davies, West of England Bank, Merthyr, of a daughter. f n At St. Servan, France, on the 1/lhult., the wife of Capt. Murray, Judsre Advocate at Jamaica, of a son. On the 29ith ult., at Blomfield-terrace, Paddington, the,lady of J. Iiycroft Best, Esq., Bengal Civil Service, of a daughter. MARRIED. On the 4th inst., at the Baptist Temple, Newport, by the Rev. David Evans, of St. Mellons, Mr. Philip Phillips to Miss Mary Richards. On Tuesday last, at the Registrar's office, Newport, Mr. Lewis, of Llantarnam, to Miss Mary Waters, of the same PdOnthe 2nd inst, at Christchurch, by the Rev. Thomas Pope, Mr. Jacob Popham, farmer, of Bishton, and youngest son of Mr. Simeon Popham, Nlagor, to Charlotte, only sister of Mr. James Wring, schoolmaster, Christchurch. On the 2nd, at St. Mary's church, Cardiff, by the Rev. Leigh. Morgan, vicar, Mr William Day to Miss Sarah Matilda Payne. On the 27th ult., at the parish church, Killinick, ccunty of Wexford, C. It. Vachell, Esq., M.D., Cardiff, to Hester, second daughter of the late Captain F. Shearman, 26th Ferment. On the 28th., at the parish church, Llandilotawr, by the Rev J. H. Griffiths, incumbentof Cwmamman,(and brotherof the biideoroomJ the Rev. G. Griffiths, late incumbent of Ske wen cflamrrpansliire, now of TanywbnTch, Merionethshire, to Anne, only daughter of the late David Thomas, Esq., of Llangadock. At Kilrhedyn church, Pembrokeshire, Mr. D. Griffiths, South Wales Railway station, Cardiff, to Miss Elizabeth. James, of Glaspant. At Cambridge, Alexander, youngest son of the late E. Leigh. Esq Comptroller of Customs, Llanelly, to Martha, daughter of Mr. Haslop, King's-parade, Cambridge. DIED. On Tuesday, the 4th inst., at the house of his mother, James- street, Bute Docks, Cardiff, in the 26th year of his age, after prolonged and painful suffering, Air. William Naunton Da- vies, a young man respected and beloved by all who knew his worth and intellectual attainments —[The readers of the M EKLIN will remember the wrongs which the deceased expe- rienced. After an incarceration of two years and a half, for a debt incurred in the assertion of his inalienable right, public sympathy opened the doors of his prison but hope deferred and torturing anxiety at the law's delays, had sown the seeds of consumption, and the crop is death.) On Sunday, Mary Ann, daughter ot Mr. Wm. Jones, mason, Queen-street, Newport, aged three months. On the 28th ult., at her brother residence, St. Heliers, Jer- sey, aged 19, Elinor Catherine, youngest daughter of the late Henry Jones, Esq., of Church Rouse, Malpas. Her strictness and amiability of character had endeared her to her sorrowing relatives, by whom she will be long and deeply deplored. On the 2nd inst., after a short illness, Charles, son of John Mayou, Esq., mayor ot Monmouth, aged 18year«.. On the 1st, the infant son of Mr. William Redman, skinner, Monnow-street, Monmouth, aged 18 months. Tin.j Un the 4th, at Crockherbtown, aged 63, Mr. Rictard Uoyd. The deceased had been for many "Vr! nr 7 sistent member of the Welsh Wesleyan Methodists. Of a most amiable and generous disposition, his.memory will be long cherished by a large circle of friends and acquaintances, by whom he was greatly esteemed and beloved. His name the poor shall learn to bless, Who oft hath succoured their distress; And many an humble mourner s tear Shall grace the good man's honoured bier. On the 1st, at Cardiff, Mr. Ingram, senior. On the 30th ult., at Swansea, in her 76th year, EIeMlOM;T<- lict of the late George Struv6, Esq., of Jersey.
ASEHGAVENNY. PETTY SESSIONS, MAY 5, 1852. Magistrates present: The Hon. W. P. Rodney, and F. II o Williams, Esq. Harriet Lear, of Garnddyrris, preferred a charge against Edward Williams, of Blaenaton, for an assault and threatening to kill him. "Williams was so exceedingly deaf as not to be able to Lear one word from the Bench; his wife, therefore, became his interpreter. Williams had been served with the warrant last night, and as he had not sufficient time to summon a witness who could disprove all that, the complainant had stated-the case was adjourned till next Wednesday. Joseph Cole, landlord_of the Duke of Wellington public-house, was summoned by Patrick^ Cusack, lor having a disorderly house on Sunday night, April 'loth. Cotterall, P.C., sworn:—said that on Sunday ni'glit about 10 o'clock lie found several persons drank in the house that he went in a second time (a little after II) when there was still a great noise in the house, and about 12 saw some persons pushed out of the house one of them was so exceed ingly drunk, that he (Cottle) to k him to the lock-up for pro- tection. and P. C W atkins took the other home, Mr. Cor- nelius Llonl, Attorney, appeared for Cole-and a very able advo- cate he was, and probably w ould have proved in this ease asncres\f 'l one, hail Cole engaged him earlier-but, as Mr. Lloyd received his instructions only just before the opening of Court, he could not possibly do more thin he did. Sarah Bendle, Cole's servant, was examined, but her evidence wat so contradictory that it did her master more harm than good. Thomas Cole, defendant's son, gave very straightforward evidence, but ft did not tell at all against the charge in the main, it supported Cottle's evidence. Mr. Lloyd placed Cola's conduct in a very correct light; he stated that he had been a publican in the town for 14 years, and had never been be- fore the Bench until that day for a breach of the laws by which licensed victuallers are governed, and had for all those years re- tained a good character for propriety of conduct in the management of his house. The ( hairman said lie was greatly pleased to hear so good an account of the defendant's previous general behaviour, and he believed what Mr. L. had said to be perfectly correct about his client. But, still, the Bench had a duty to perform, and in this instance it was a painful one. They (the magistrates) had laid it down as a rule, from which they had determined not to deviate, that after the last mitigated penalties that had been levied, there would be no more cases that would be thus leniently dealt with — but they found in this case of Cole's so many points in his favour, that they would not infliet the full penalty. He was, therefore, fined lns. instead of £ o, which, with costs, amounted to £ 1 I is. 6d. It wa? greatly to the credit of Cottle, that he prayed the Bench to let the fine be as light as possible. The Bench told the policeman that he had done his duty, and did it well and as the Bench was the officers' protection, it was hoped that they would continue to do their duty, for they would always find that the magistrates would support them. IMLOSIIC'JTION TIT TIIE A IIE'IC,.kVr-NNY FIK7IING ASSOCIATION. This association has recently been formed for the protection of fair angling, and the prosecution of poachers, for which purpose keepers have been appointed to wateti over various parts of the river IJsk, between the Boat, Llanwenarth, Llanvabbath. To-day the first prosecu ion came off, Patrick Cusack laid the information against Henry Morgan, carpenter for fishing in the river Usk, off the lands in the occupation of Mr. John James, of the Farm-and William Davies, one of the keepers, being sworn, said that last night (May 4), about 11 o'clock, lie saw the defendant by the river side; that near the place they met, he fDavics) picked up a rod and line: that Morgan admitted he had been trying to take fish, and that the rod and line just picked up belonged to him ho did not attempt to deny what lie had been doing Mr. Batt said that it was not the wish of the association to \?s for the infliction of the penalty in this instance it was brought before the Bench to show the public that the association were empowered to prosecute and he assured the public tfiat they would in every instance where the rules of the association were infringed it was not the wish of the subscribers to exclude any from fair aiigiuig, but only that the sport might be erjoyed on certain days under certain regulations, which are already before the public. lie further stated that many imagined they had a right to fLh with a rod and line when and wlieic they pleased. lie assured them they had no claim to such a right that the Abergavenny Fishing Assccia ion was formed to protect, in the river Usk. the fair angler—prosecute to the utmost the poacher and night line-layer-and to afford to every lover of good Isaak Walton's pastime an opportunity to enjoy himself after Isaak Walton's fashion. —Fined 6d. M Batt admitted the expenses.
CASSI-EOTF, MAY FAIR.-There was a tolerably good supply of fat stock, from breeders in the district; but sales were heavy^ Store cattle sold well. There was a pretty good oxchaiigflt made throughout the day of stock and money. TJie pleasure^ seekers are notjso numerous now as in the days ,6f-old nor are the means of amusement so varied or attractive and this accounts for the diminished number ol .visitors on this accounts for the diminished number of .visitors on this occasion. ACCIDENT -As Mr. Thomas Wagstaff, coal-retailer, of Newport, was trotting out bis horse for sale. at Caerleon fair, on Saturday last, the animal fell with him upon some pitch- ing, broke the rider's ancle bone, and occasioned other injuries. Mr. Cherry, surgeon, immediately attended and set the limb: and the sufferer is now progressing favourably.
MOMMOTJTH. JONES'S FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL. A memorial has been very generally signed by the inhabi- tants of this town, relative to an alteration in the existing laws, regulating this noble charity, in which it was expressed as the wish of the memorialists, that the school should be made a boarding school, and, as far as the classics were con- cerned, that a new system of paid beys should be likewise introduced. The object, it was said, was, that the school would be thereby improved in its efficiency, and that the 100 boys would still be educated on the foundation, with greater benefit to the town and neighbourhood by the proposed measure. A requisition to the Mayor, in opposition to this supposed improvement, but, in fact, encroachment, on the liberties of the boys of Monmouth, was cuicklv and numerously signed; the requisitionists stating that—" being impressed with the serious importance which attaches to the contemplated alteration in the constitution of the Monmouth Free Grammar School, feel that it is most desirable to obtain a full discussion of the subject beiore the inhabitants are committed to recommendation to the Court of Haberdashers on the matter. His Worship the Mayor, in accordance with the requisition, convened a meeting of the inhabitants, at the Borough Court, for Tuesday evening last, at seven o'clock; and a more enthusiastic assembly was never held within those walls. In consequence of a severe domestic affliction, the Mayor was prevented from taking the chair. At the appointed hour, the court became densely crowded, those assembled, chiefly consisting of the most respectable inhabitants of the town. Mr. J. E. Powles proposed that, in the absence of the Mayor, Mr. T. Dyke, one of the borough magistrates, do take the chair. Mr. \V\ A. Cossens, without offering the slightest disrespect to Mr. Dyke, would respectfully propose, as an amendment, that Mr. James Gilbert George take the chair. Mr. Powles haying withdrawn his proposition, Mr. George was by acclamation called on to preside. The Chairman said that nothing but the inability of the worthy Mayor to attend, would have induced him to fill the office he then held. He had not for some time taken any part in public meetings in the town and nothing but the interest he felt in the welfare of the inhabitants, in reference to the present matter, would have made him dc. so now. He then adverted to the correction of abuses in the Free Grammar School in time past, by the exertions ef the late Mr. Thack- well. As to the memorial already-alluded to,—the great question was, whether any further reformation would be made in the state of the school by the admission of boarders and paying pupils, into tie establishment. He characterised it as a very dangerous precedent to adopt,—which, when introduced, was not likely to be altered for at least fifty years. On an application to have it altered, the Haber- dashers' Company would say the people of Monmouth were change; ible, and did not know what they wanted. Dr. Price here interposed, and said," Is my friend, Mr. George, a chairman ? To this inquiry, cries ot i es resounded from all quarters.. Dr. Price: Then as such, lie should not state any of his party opinions. The Chairman proceeded, and said lie had a perfect right to make the observations lie had, which were merely intro- ductory to laying before the meeting the object for which they were convened. Mr. George then entered into a brief narrative of the objects of the nicetiiig, commenting on the memorial, and concluding his address amidst loud cheers. Air. W. A. Cossens then rose to propose the following resolution:— "That this meeting has heard with much regret and con- cern, that a memorial to the Court of Haberdashers, is in the course of signature in the town, praying for an alteration in the constitution of the Free Grammar School, by the admission of boarders and pay boys. Al,- Cossens proceeded to say, that if there was one thing connected with the meeting which gave him greater satisfaction than another, it was to see so many gentlemen present —so many of those persons who had signed the memorial which caused the present meeting to be convened, and so many who took a different view of the question at issue; which proved that any previous fear lie might have felt that the meeting would be a one sided one, was perfectly groundless. The meeting was, to this town, very important. The question to bo con- sidered was, whether the town was to be improved by admitting to the Free Grammar School, under the distinction of" hoarders and pay-boys' persons who were never intended by the founder to cone within its walls. In reference to the memorial, there was one thing connected with it, which he could not omit to mention. Without casting any reflection upon Dr Price, the gentleman who took it about the town,— although it did not display the best ot taste, it was so long in verbiage, that few would read It before they signed it. There were persons who had signed, without knowing scarcely any- thing that it contained: which, had they known, they would not nave done so The memorial, besides, contained other things which evinced very bad taste such as the following expressionFor some years past, we have been accus- tomed to read in our local papers, accounts, for the most part very favourable, of the manner in which certain of the boys had passed examinations in the Greek and Latin classics, and other subjects usually taught in grammar schools; and we naturally have asked ourselves and lnends this question —To boys of what station in life has sucn instruction been given ? our own observation has answered, and the uniform reply to such inquiries has been, —To a class tor the most part, can never in afterlife require it." 1111" was a very severe reflection on the parents of the boys who attended the school. But ii ho were the boys who received instruction at this school ?—Thcy were the sons of respectable tradesmen—nay, many of them the sons of professional gentlemen &c. He would wish them to recollect that had it not been for this school, tradesmen of any note in the town would have sent their sons to a boarding school. This part ot the memorial was a most graceless reflection on the boys. Mr. Cossens here referred at great length to another part of the memorial, relative to the admission of boys to Oxford, which he charac- terised as mean in spirit, and paltry the reference thereto; and then proceeded to animadvert oil the school as at present conducted. It was far, very far, from satisfactory to any party. Several persons had been obliged to take their hoys from it, and put them into day schools. But lie would now come to that clauso of the memorial which prayed for the admission of boarders aud pay boys into the school. One of the statutes of the school was expressly against such an admission. But why were thej* opposed to the admission of boarder and pay-boys ? Because they had in past time bad proofs of its injurious effects, and had experienced trouble and anxietj' owing to it when the free boys were neglected, ill-treated, ami obliged to quit the school. Having depicted the abuses of the school in past times, reference was made to a similar institution in Bristol; also to the abuses existing at Rugby, consequent on the admission of boarders. He then proceeded to say that experience was the best test; and were they prepared for a revival of by-gone scenes? (Cries of "No,no!) Human nature was always the same; and the same result would foliow the proposed admission, as had formerly followed it. The free boys would be neglected and ill-treated, and by tyranny and despotism be hounded from the school, as beneath the notice of the more fortunate boys whose parents could afford to pay for their education. Mr. Cossens, in conclusion, referred to Mr. \Vatherstone'sconduct of the school, implying that the rev. gentleman considered his present- pupils as beneath his teaching or notice; aud concluded a very animated address, amidst loud cheers. The resolution was seconded by Mr. J. A. Hall. Mr. Powles rose and said, thafbetore the original proposition was put to the meeting, lie had a few obsc\«u-io?is to make relative to the matter under discussion by the meeting. He did not wish by any maans to obtrude hims.dl on ■ tie meeting, but he must say, that he thought the intentions uii.i clings ot the me- morialise were misconstrued. The object in y IJaÜ in view, was a I., reformation in the school generally, and i Liiought such a refor- mation more consonant with the welfare of the town by the intro duciion of boarders and pay-boys, than the present character ot the school. Mr. Powles here quoted largely from the Will of the venerable founder, William Jones, as also the LetTer Patent granted by King James the First, in support of tiis argument that hoarders and pay-boys were n*t mentioned in either ot the above 'documents, a technical and in (an) construction was placed on the word '■ GiiAMMAit," whereby it was interred that the donor meant in his will, that the dead languages alone should be taught to the recipients of h:s bounty. This was overcome, by subsequent ob- servations, from the fact that illiam Jones himself was a poor boy of the town of Monmouth; and that in his previous station of life, he felt the difficulties attending an imperfect education, and had resolved, dtirinir his lifetime, to give to His townsmen those benefits which he had found would have been so advantageous to himself. Mr. Powles. after a very elaborate and lengthened ad- dress, proposed s an amendment to the original proposition- that the meeting accept the memorial." The Chairman then read the original proposition and the amend- ment; and the latter was put to the meeting, and negatived by an immense majority, amidst the greatest applause. The original motion having been thus carried, Mr. Thomas James, bootmaker, ol Church-street. Tose, and in an eloquent and argumentative speech, in delivering which, he was repeatedly cheered, proposed the second resolution, which was as follows; "That the introduc ion of a system of paid tuition, either for day scholars or boarders, iqto the Monmouth Free Grammar School, must be considered an attempt to alter the original constitution, to subvert the purposes contemplated in its foundation, to create prejudices in the minds of the tutors, and ul- timately to exclude the class of scholars which is at present within the range of i,s legitimate operation." The proposition having been seconded by Mr. George Tippins, corn merchant, and no amendment being offered, it was put to the meeting, and carried amidst the greatest enthusiasm, J G. H. Owen, Esq., in a speech of much force and terseness, proposed the third resolution, which was seconded by Mr Edwin Richards, and carried unanimously. It was as follows:—" That a memorial, embodying the principles of the foregoing resolutions, he prepared, for the signature of the inhabitants, and that the same be presented to the Court of Haberdashers, by a deputation from the town Mr. Cossens, in briefly alluding to the objects of the meeting, stated, that so much were the inhabitants generally interested in the proceedings, that not only would they, by deputation, present the memorial as that night resolved upon, but would get the availa- ble influence ot every member of parliament-wait on every mem- ber of the Court of Haberdashers, and, last of nil,enter the Court of Chancery. He was happy to see Air. George in the chair and he trusted many, many times to meet him in the highly honourable situation lie had so well filled that evening. Ile would beg to pro- pose a vote of thanks to Mr. George, for his courtesy in taking the chair, and his conduct therein. Mr. Powles seconded the proposition, and it was carried amidst loud cheering. Mr. George briefly returned thanks, and after a good three times three" for the chairman, and a ditto for the future prosperity of the school, the meeting broke up. Mop FAin, WEDNESDAY, MAY 5,1852.—This fair, as uvial, was attended by a poodly nutnbei of agricultural laboureis of both si xes. Tiie annual M iy.day gatheiing baj lost n'.thiug of its rustic simplicity, if we may except the assemblage of a host of peddling sp irks, who it is to be regretted, plied their calling to a greav extent. No htog. however, of a criminal nature to any exient took plaoe,*vhict« may be attributed rather to the decorous conduct of the visitors to the fair. than to any over- charged vigilance of the police force. All passed off quietly and both male and female had their holiday, and enjoyed it. The monthly market was tolerably attended, but stock of all description wa& on the decline, and did not in any instance come up to previous quotations. BELL'S CIHCUS.—This establishment entered Monmouth on Monday last. It certainly was not on the magnificent scale which has heretofore characterized public entrees; but we believe the performances to have been on an equality with those of auld lang syne," and they elicited the admiration of a goodly audience.
PONTYPOOt PONTYPOOL POLICE COURT.—THDHSDAT. Before E. H. Phillips, Esq. EXTRAORDINARY CASK. William White and John Atkins, two narviea" were charged with stealing five pounds, the property and moneys of George Rowlands, landlord of a bee.houso on the Newport and Puntypool road, known by 01 the Holly Bush.— audience. PONTYPOOt PONTYPOOL POLICE COURT.—THDHSDAT. Before E. H. Phillips, Esq. EXTRAORDINARY CASK. William White and John Atkins, • two naTvies" were charged with stealing five pounds, the property and moneys of George Rowlands, landlord of a bee.houso on the Newport and Pontypool road, known by 'J!je "oily Bush.— The following is the evidence ad i'iced. George Rowlands, being sworn, said I aoi a beeriio *t-e keeper in t]'<* pariah ot Punteague; and on yesterday eveuing, about six o'clock, I came home from my work- The prisoners were all drinking at my house. William White asked me to give him chanire for a five pound note to pay his men. I went out and got change, which I put on ilie table. While I took the money off the table, I asked him for the five pound note. He said, you shnll have it directly. I want to pay my men: I will go into the room, and settle with my men, and then bring you the five pound note, and pay you for the bread and beer. lie went into the other room, and in about five minutes the two prisoners, White and Atkins, went out, and I followed, and asked them for the money. They said they wanted to go up the road, and they would return in about a quarter of an hour. I sold them they must give iy.e the five pound note, or the change. They then came hack to the house, and after I had repeatedly asked them for the change or the note, I sent for the constable, and the two prisoners went cut of the house after tiding violent threats. They wereifter- ards brought to Cross-y-Cei!og, when they gave me the change back, as I irave it to them—three soveieigns and two pounds in Stiver. The both prisoners mide the money up. each of them giving a portion. They did not pay for the biead and beer. W liiiam Bowen, lieing sworn, said I an, a constable of the parish of Lhnvrechva. Yesterday evening, I was sent for, and I followed the prisoners, and in the Race l'arm Wood, I appre- hended White, who had the life preserver, now produced, in his hand. There is no path in the wood. We also appre- hended the other prisoners, and took them down to Cro^s-y- Oeilog. We demanded the money. White gave us fifteen shillings, and the other the rest, to make the five pouuds. Both prisoners were committed for trial at the sessions. FRIDAY. Before the same Magistrate. THROWING A CONTitACTOIt INTO THE CANAL; John North, Samuel Wills, John Thorn, and Geojge Brown, four navvies," were charged with robbing Malcolm iUc'Len- nan, a subcontractor, on the Newport, Abergavenny, and Hereford KaiUvav.— I he prosecutor, in his evid^nee, said The prisoners all worked for me u;, to vest rdav morning, wlunthey )eft my employ. Between two find three o'clock yesteiday evening, I was ut the Canal wharf, near the Horse and Jockey, and there saw the prisonets. I was on the canal b iJge. The prisoners, with otheia, cime up and asked me for money lor beer. I told them they were a-va e that it was nor my custom to give money for beer. They all followed me, and asked me again tor money for beer. I said I should not giva bt-er to any diunken men. George Brown s id, with an oath, that if I did not give him money, he would kill me, and throw me into the cannl. I said, "leave me alone, and 1 will giveyou some" lie then said he had been wrontted in his money. I told him to get the time keeper, and I would rec ify it. lIe said with an oath, What have I to do with the time keeper?" And he lIg-sin said if I did not give him money, he would throw me into the canal. I took out some silver, and told them I'would give them half a crown. When I was getting it, they all pressed round me, and swore that each of them would have money. Through tear I gave each or them some money—six- pences and shillings, as they came to my hand. John North then ihrew me in the canal. Before they tlnew me in. I gave money a second time. North came up 10 me after I came out of the canal, and demanded money. I gave him some again one of the mt-n, not in cust'dy, said, "it you t,ive me some money, I will protect, you.' I gave him half a crown. I found <Jeorae Brown's haud in my pocket. I then called to :1 r. Jacob Roberts and nave him my purse, and told him not to leave me. Samuel Wills followell us up to the turnpike gate, but we ran awny. I parted with my inonev through threats. I lost a pocket handkeichief out of my pocket, during the affiay The one now produced is the same, and is my properly. Mr. Jacob corroborated the witness, and swoie to seeing Brown take the handkerchief out of prosecutor's pocket. 0 P. C. Vincent proved apprehending the four prisoners, and, on searching Brown nt the station house, said he found the ioindkerchifconcfatt-d under his shirt The prisoners were all eon.miit^d to take their tiial. SATURDAY. ,Vilïam Watkin1 and Edmund i homas, for assaulting W'm, Cable were ordered to pay 4s. each. Francis Palmer WiiS charged wish a trespass on the property of Ann Rosser. Case d,smissed. Complainant to pay 6*. 6d. cost. Geortre Thomas was summoned for refusing to PAY John Richards 5s. 10J. wages.-Case dismissed.
msvA- OPENING OF THE NKW WESLEYAN CHAPEL. I We last week reported the proceedings connected with laying the foundation stone of a new church at liisca; and now have the pleasure to record the completion and opening of a handsome and spacious chapel, by the esleyans of the same tin iving place. For some time past, placards and otlu-r means of announcement., have invited pubiic attention to the services in connection with the setting apart of this edifice for religious worship and the Wesleyan community of this distilet have antieipHU-d the event with great interest. Thursday ( yesterday ) was fixed for the opening services and a large number of persons from Newport and the Hill district beyond the scene of attraction, poured into the picturesque vale of liisca by the trains of the Western Volleys Railway. We have always considered llisc i Valley as one of the most charming it bus been our lot to witnes" but it has seldom ap- peared to us so pie ising as yesterday, when the v, rdtn eless an dun" aspect which winter casts over its encompassing bills, had been superseded by the bright and glowing hues of spring; and the vegetation coveiing is slopes and meadows, though not luxuriant, looked liehly verdant from recent rain aud genial sunshine. The new Wesleyan chapel has added ano- ther ph asing feature to the numerous attractions or this in- teresting ioc d.ty and the admirer of art, V well as- the "genius inspired of Nature," may now find Something to contemplate with satisfaction. The new building stands upon the site of the former chapel, and is a commanding and rather stately structure the de- sign is in the Anglo-Norman style of architecture, bilil!. witl; the red and grey stone 01 tne neighbourhood, with Bath stone dressings. The external dimensions are 65 teet by 51 feet, and about feet in height. The front faces the road, and is marked by three arched windows, with a bold moulded door under on each side there is a window, also with a door be- neath, one leud.ug to the gailery and the other to the vestry, flanked with a buttress ou each 6itie of the entrance. Over th( centre window is a turret, for the purpose of ventilation, about 50 feet in height The sides are divined by piers with an arched window between each pier. The interior is sp .cious and open; the seats are divided into a double row in the middle, and a single row on each side. I lie timbers of tt.e roof are open and arched, supported by eight light, circular Bath stone pillars, with carved capitals. J here is a spacious end gallery, with preparation for side ones, when found neces- sary to increase the accommodation. The chapel will comfort- ably seat about SOI' persons, and can be adapted by uture additions to aecomtuodatc 1100. ) he pews and roof are to be stained in imitation of oak, and varnished. I he contract was taken bv Nir. Monks, ol Bristol, for E750, executed from designs by Mr. James Wilson, of Bath, md completed without extras. The building is well situated, and presents a pleasing ecclesiastic tl appt ararice, considering the very moderate cost. Among the audience at the opening services were the ltev. I'. Jones, superintendent minister of the Newport circuit; and the Hev. F. Payne and the Kev. Edward Guest, the other ministers. Mr. W. C. Webb, Mr Knapp, Mr. E. W. Jones, and other liberal contributors towards the erection of the edifice, were also piesent; with some of the leading familes of Bisca and its neighbourhood. the Rev. J. Rattenbury, of London, was appointed to officiate on the occasion and preached in the afternoon at two o'clock, and in the evening at half-past six. 'I he text selected in the morning was the 7th verse of the 84th Psalm—" I liey go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion ap- peareth before God." The preacher gave an elaborate exposi- tion of this passage of scripture, and eloquently dwelt upon it3 sentiments, as involving what he termed a contemplation of character of employment, and of privilege. J he sermon was listened to with marked attention by a large congregation; and was followed by a collection amounting to £ 30 18s. '2d. The evening text was the Kith verse of the 28,li chapter of Isaiali—' Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation he that beliaveth shall not make haste;" which was ably elucidated and enlorced. 'I he collection amounted to jj26 18s. 7d. The opening services are t > be continued on Sunday next, ¡ and Sunday, the 16th inst., by eloquent and popular ministers; and high hopes are entertained that the contributions to the chapel fund, at these services, will leave but a comparatively small amount of debt upon the building. TREDEGAR. THE RAILWAY.—The active peol,le of this great focus of in- dusiry are much pleased al the opening of the Western Valleys Railway to Ebbw V-)!<•,—«s an adv-oce :n the liyht direction,— and hope Ihllt TlHIR opeoing day IS not tar duiaot, as the g.ea benefit 'o the txa-litquer of the Monmoutbshiie Railway end Canal Company, short ta the time is since Ellbw V-it) has bten reached, by all account, gives light good encouragement to do as much for the tliou«»od» liviojj at Terra del Fuego, (as a spgni-b vi$noi lat«!y calit-d our town,) m has been done fot theC yclop an tegion in the V.le 01 Ebbw. Unfo tuo<tely there is no omnibus running between ut and the Ebbw Vale station, 81 a corret pondem stated in the MERLIN recently, and with whom, I sup- pose, he ivtsh was father to the thought but peihap«, ere long, somts knight of the wli'ip, pattaking of the Charles Phillip* spirit, will put on" a snug concern between two such populous places, sod do well by his enterprise. This would be the means of bringing Trodegar within two hours journey of Newport. FUNERAL SERMON.—funeral sermon was receotly patched at the Eaglwh Uuptut Chapel, on the lamented demise of the late Mr Turner, manager at Mr Spooner's pottery, a man whom ail who knew, esteemed or loved for his many very amiable qualities. Mr Spooner and his family paid the last tribute of ietpeci to the deceased, by appearing at the chtpel, with hij family, in mourning. Mr Turner was known in the musica world, having conducted concerts at- Bath, Bristol,.Gloucester, Hereford, aod Worcester. POWDER MAGAZINE.—A correspondent lays" Although not an atarmis*, I certainly think there is muob peril in the posi- tion of our powder magazine, aituated as it is in the most densely- inhabited part of the town, and from which about three tons ot powder are weekly distributed to the collies and miners. People an living oo each aide ot the magaiine, being ooly ditided there. from by a atone wall, and should a fire take place in any one of the workmen's house*, the consequences might be terrible in the extreme. If the resident partner turns his sctite mind to this matter, there is oo doubt that the cause of alarm will be soon removed."