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THE l^oiunoittljsMrc Ulcdht. NEWPORT, SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 1853. CAMPBELL, the poet, stretched not the license of his glorious art too far, when he said that- Freedom shrieked when Kosciusko fell." Will freedom now weep, or will she raise her indig- nant voice against the brutal and imperial sentence just pronounced upon MONTALEMBERT ?-a sentence with which, while we tvrite, all Europe rings—a sen- tence which already throws all NAPOLEOX'S other acts, save the butchery of the Boulevards, in to the sha le, and places him in direct opposition to thought, freedom of speech, and all that dignifies man, and makes him bear with equanimity and patience his allotted task during the life assigned to him in this world. MONTAXEMBERT is condemned to the prison house, for what ? For preaching rebelliou-for inciting to sedition ? No But for praising the free institutions of a free country—for taking a life bath" in England-for his faithful report of a free debate in an assemblage of freemen; for this he is considered worthy of bonds," and this in France, too—in that France that may be said to have bled from every pore since 17S9, when she began to throw off her feudal chains, but alas! only to pro- duce a Reign of Terror to be succeeded by an iron despotism—the making the tour of Kurope in arms" only to be conquered, to see her chances of con- stitutional freedom gone, and now to find herself clutched in the iron arms of a cold, stern, and relent- less tyranny. The sentence has taken Europe by surprise: better things were expected of the High Magistracy of France—of that Magistracy that dared to place Louis NAPOLEON beyond the pale of the law, while the tramp of his drunken and frenzied soldiery was heard echoing along the aisles of the temple of justice itself, and while his cannon was sweeping the streets, and opening for him a path to the Throne. But some years have rolled by since then, and under the cold shade of Absolutism all would appear to have become false, hollow, corrupt—burnings of heart as well as perversity of luad to have triumphed on every side. The bones are there, but there is no healthy Hesli upon them. The die is now cast, and even the semblance of freedom has left the country. fhe trial" as looked forward to with thrilling inte- rest; for it was considered, and most justly consi- dered, as being decisive of freedom or slavery in France for, Heaven knows how many years to come for man, with bis finite capacity, cannot predicate, much less decide, upon the subject. But we well know that free thought has been vanquished in the person of MoNTALEMBEkT, and that ti long and dreary night must doom to inactivity the giant intellect of a once giant country. The revocation of the Edict f Nantes drove from France the greatest and best and most industrious of her people. Louis the Fourteenth afterwards paid a dread penalty for this. But Lons NAPOLEON is unmindful of the past lie cares only for solitude, that he may call it peace. He may drive men of thought from his capital-nay, even from the very provinces of his empire; but while he has the army and the people with him, his throue, perhaps his dynasty, may be safe. the middle classes tremble at the gaunt, grim figure of Red-Republicanism recollections of the reign of terror still haunt their minds, and they are willing to endure the evils of the present rather than rush into a dread and uncertain future. The rich Bour- bonists of the Faubourg St. Geimaiue, will not conspire even for their HENRI V., and Imperialism thus triumphs and rides dominantly over the land. Universal suffrage has placed the tyrant on his pinna- cle, and universal suffrage cannot now be invoked to pull him down. He finds himself secure because, as has been truly said, his position is guarded by a triple bulwark of envy, selfishness, and ignorance. fCfJ Et ces triplex circa pectus erat. THERE is a very well-known character in one of our English novels, whom the author has endowed with an inveterate tendency to indulge in litigation. Through this unhappy propensity lie quarrels with his neighbours, he quarrels with his friends, and he quarrels with his relatives-in short, he is at peace with no man, nor even with himself. He is never happy but when he is taking the law" of some one. Of course the taste is an expensive one, and in the gratification of it he wastes all his substance, and inflicts vebtly greater injuries upon himself than upon anyone else. The author ultimately shows us that tha litigant after all is the chief victim of his misguided passions, because he is constantly obliged to endure humiliating disappointments and defeats. Part of the conversation between Lysander anl Theseus on the acting of Silug, fitly represents the case L YSAYDER.- This lion is a very fox for his valour. THESEUS—True and a goose for his discretion." ftWe do not say that Mr. JAMES BROWN is the exact counterpart of this production of fiction, but he has just suffered one of those mortifying defeats which the novelist inflicts as a punishment on tUp creation of his brain, and there is at least a resem- blance between the parties so far. He has irone to law and been beaten, notwithstanding the a- istance of the brightest ornament of the English bar, not- withstanding the "really independent solicit' and notwithstanding his own confident assurances to the magistrates of his success. A prosecution which we have already characterised as sullen and vindictive, has terminated in favour of the defendants, and the conviction which the magistrate ordered, contrary to the advice of a legal gentleman appointed to assist him, has been unanimously quashed" by the Court of Queen's Bench. The case is marked by some very peculiar circumstances, and it may be instructive to glance briefly at the events which led to the pre- sent overthrow of this castle in the air. On the seventeenth of April last, Mr. BROWN first assumed the honourable position of informer against the Dock Company, through their contractor, Mr. MICHELL. In this early and at every subsequent stage of the proceedings, the informer placed himself in direct and wholly unnecessary antagonism to the Magistrates' Clerk. Presuming to know more of law than a lawyer, he accused Mr. KESSICK of at- tempting a "trick," because that gentleman had insisted that the Act required the summonses to be served on the defendants in the ordinary way by the police, and not by any person whom Mr. BROWN thought proper to employ. The insolent proposal was then made that Mr. H. J. DAVIS should be tem- porarily removed from his office as clerk to the Justices Oil the ground of his alleged complicity with the Dock Company. This being overruled, scenes crsued which we had occasion to stigmatise at the time as utterlv disgraceful-^he magistrates were hectored, their "clerk's impartiality questioned and, as Lord CAMPBELL and other Judges now decide, false law was laid down with extraordinary energy and confidence. Suspicions of official dishonesty weie sought to be raised against those who difleied from ti e informer, and as the prosecution advanced, it be- came more and more apparent that the sole object which prompted it was the gratification of personal fee!It v"as demonstrated, upon unquestionable testimony, that the mud thrown into the river caused no injury whatever, and when it was found that this fact rendered a conviction under the existing Act of Parliament impossible, recourse was had to an old statute, the 10th Geo. 2, cap. 22. Mr. Fox pre- sented a clear and forcible argument to show that tin Act was repealed, but. the claquers in the Court al most drowned his voice, and Mr. BROWN declared, in the tone of an injured man, that the whole was a* conspiracy against him- The magistrates convicted, and the Dock Company were ordered to pay the cos s. But did the order of the magistrates le-imburse Mi. BROWN for all his outlay ? Probably not. If a prosecu- tor recklessly summon scientific witnesses from the "far Xorth," and then has the mortification to fina that their testimony is "not required, such wit- nesses must be paid, and will, of course, look for their costs to the parly by whom they have been brought. By such circumstances the ire of the informer inav have been aroused. But whatever may have been the motive, certain it is that in October he aga:n reverted to the subject, laid eleven fresh informations, and subsequently thirty-eight more. Mr B.J. CATHCART, who appeared for the Dock Company, adopted'the same view which the magis trates* advisers had previously taken with regard to the obsolete statute, and based his conclusions on such a manifestly sure and solid basis, that, as we observed at the time, most magistrates unacquainted with the law would have declined to convict. However, t penalty was imposed, and the informer was for the moment triumphant. He laid f(rty more informa- tions while the appeal against the decision of Mr. GETHING was still unheard, and when the case had been argued before the Court of Queen's Bench, he appears to have jumped to the conclusion that the decision would certainly be in his favour, and forth- with—that is to say, on Tuesday last—presented the new Mayor with ninety-nine fresh summonses, thus making a total of 188! Did this show a desire for justice, or a desire for the gratification of petty pique ? The miserable sham of serving the public" could not now be paraded, although he would doubtless have been glad to have conducted this prosecution on the same terms as he does that of the Magistrates' Clerk. As it is, the blow recoils on his own head—he is the sufferer by his own indiscre- tion. The little roll of summonses be had printed privately is now completely useless; his pretensions to a knowledge of the law prove, as might have been expected, to be perfectly hollow and unfounded, and his brilliant" advisers have been making sport of him. A person who will go to law, and chooses to believe any one who tells him he is sure to succeed, can always find plenty of solicitors and counsel who will take his money, and humour him to the top of his bent." It is seldom, however, that, as in this case, a man who has been some years in the world is so grievously infatuated. The youthful and inexpe- rienced may delight to play with Jaw, but the discreet and prudent know how much wiser it is to touch not the edged tool. Unfortunately, to some experience never brings knowledge their lives are contradictions of the adage ustes sum bonus magister. Mr. BROWN has now to smart both in his pride and pocket for his last freak with .the lawyers. Apt to accuse others of trickery, he has himself performed the trick known as throwing good money after bad." He has been the means of leading a magistrate into error, and very likely has contrived to deceive himself. Partial as he is to quotations, he must now feel alarmed lest some facetious friend should accost him with the salutation which SHAKESPEARE places in the mouth of Lucio; How DOW, noble Pompey What, at the wheels of Caesar Art thou led in triumph? What reply, ba ? What say'st thou to this tune. matter, and method ? Is't not drowned in the last rain, ha ? Is the worl,l as it was, man ? Which is the way ? Is it sad, and few words? or how ? The trick of it ?" From the disappointments of others there is sometimes a useful lesson to be drawn, and it will be found so in the present instance. If the Town Council are dis- posed to profit by the event to which we have referred, the people of Newport will have no reason to regret Mr. BROWN'S spending money on "ornaments," bright or otherwise. While, however, his dogmatisms are relied upon, the public funds will still be spent in fruitless law suits, and Mr. BROWN will have all the excitement of the contest, without sharing the hazard. It seems hardly credible that a man who never refuses to follow any will-o'-the-wisp that starts up, should be permitted to drag a whole town after him in the chase. Mr. BROWN knows no more of law than any other un- professional man, and yet he leads the Council into as many Courts as he thinks proper This is surely a state of things which urgently calls for reform. The last matter to which we shall allude in connec- tion with Mr. BROWN'S defeat, is relative to the ma- gistrates. It is right that they should be warned against placing reliance in foolish and wanton re- marks affecting the disinterestedness of their clerks Through attaching importance to insinuations against those gentlemen, their advice was rejected, and the direct and immediate consequence has been, that the conviction ordered is annulled. It is obviously very undesirable, for the credit of the Bench, that such things should often happen but they must frequently occur if the opinions of the Magistrates' Clerks on points of law be disregarded. The Magistrates them- se'ves are not expected to be acquainted with such matters, and it is plain they must depend for guidance through the intricacies of statutes on their clerks. Those geuCenen are responsible for any false decision which may be arrived at under their advice, and they have to bear the penalty. This fact would alone dis- pose of the shameful assertion that they would pur- posely and designedly mislead the Bench. No ma- gistrate likes to have his decisions reversed, but the Superior Courts would be filled with appeals if every Justice of the Peace acted in direct opposition to his authorised adviser.
THE BRECONSIIlllE RAILWAYS. IT is evident from the Parliamentary notices which appear in our advertising columns, that the spirit of railway enterprise in South Wales has taken a new direction, and has opened up entirely fresh ground. I' Some of those who are conservative in sentiment and heart—though not always in politics- have heretofore expressed their satisfaction that the peaceful vales of Breconshire have not been startled by the fierce snort of the iron horse, and that the wreathing vapours of the giant steam have never been seen rising over the tops of its umbrageous groves, sacred to the memories of departed bards and warriors. But these fancies, graceful though they be, are not strong enough to withstand the pressing necessities of this every-day world. Ancient poesy may fall harmoniously on the car when read at a snug fireside, in a soft easy- chair, with appropriate accessories, and amply- curtained windows—excluding the chill of the storin outside, yet admitting its echoes sufficiently to heighten, by tlfe effect of contrast, the comfort of the indoor scene. But far different would be the feelings of the reader were he transferred to the interio" of some hillside cottage, with its ill-fitting casements, its wide ingle, and its shivering circle of inmates looking at a small heap of smouldering embers—much-cherished remains of coals purchased at almost prohibitory prices at the Brecon wharves. In such a case ro mance speedily becomes transformed into common- place reality of a very sad every-day character—the fairy visi ns of the past fade before the stern realities of the present—and the most ardent poetic aspira- tions degenerate into longings for a little more fuel. While the poor suffer hardships, other classes expe- rience inconvenience and loss. The farmer, when lie contemplates his fields, and lays down plans of wise improvement is somewhat abruptly pulled up when he comes to figures, by the total cost of the lime re- quired for so many acres, at 20d. per barrel; and when from his estimated returns, he is obliged to deduct the heavy cost of conveying his produce to market by expensive cartage over hilly roads. The Brecon tradesman, looking around at his well-stocked shelves, and thinking of his old customers shopping at Llandovery and Kington, can scarcely be consoled by visions of past glory, or the pleasant prospects over wood, and mead, and river, which he has too abundant leisure to admire. The thought may occasionally strike him that the enjoyment of those fair landscapes might as well be opened up to the admiring gaze of thousands as be confined to the select few. To tne great majority, then, the prospect of a visit from the locomotive engine is a matter of rejoicing rather than of apprehension, and the only question appears to be, whither will the iron road first lead ? Common sense answers where the greatest advantages are offered at the least cost. One and all require fuel, from the peasant, in I.is humble cot to the lord of many manors keeping feast in his ancestral halls; the farmer wants lime and other manures to replenish the soil, and means for taking its produce to the best market. The tradesman thrives most when his neighbours prosper, and all therefore naturally look to that great mart and focus of industry, divided from their very doors by a comparatively narrow strip of land, which, in these days of steam and electricity, is a more effectual barrier to cheap intercourse than hundreds of miles of sea. The advantages of a connection with the metro- polis of the iron trade, and the busy hives of industry sp ead over the hills of Glamorgan and Monmouth, are self-evident. The supplies of fuel and manures there attainable are tactically unlimited their mar- kets for produce are among the most extensive in the kingdom and the thronging populations are- ever alive to the benefits of an occasional visit from the ra- ther uninviting scents of their labours to rural haunts where Nature spreads her choicest attractions far from the smoke and turmoil of the busy world. The hilly space to be passed overground where engineering skill has availed itself of natural facilities already existing, would have pointed out a line of railway to Merthyr as the least costly that could have been available for Brecoushiie, even if another scheme had not been brought forward, that has rendered the undertaking one almost within the reach of a few rural parishes, much less of two important and wealthy counties.
Lord Lyons, the naval hero of the Crimean campaign, died on Wednesday, in his 68th year. His services in the Black Sea were very great, and of the utmost value died on Wednesday, in his 68th year. His services in the Black Sea were very great, and of the utmost value to the troops. It is understood that M. de Montalembert will appeal against fas sentence before the Court of Correctional police. The Times and other papers have several article? against Napoleon on account of the prosecutiQUt
THE LATE SIR JOSEPH BAILEY. Our readers will learn with extreme regret the death of Sir Joseph Bailey, Bart., M.P. for the county of Brecknock, which took place at Glanusk Park on Satur- day last. His health had been gradually failing during the last few years. The deceased Baronet was born in Suffolk, and, among his other landed estates, is the property on which he was born He was a younger son of Mr. John Bailey, a gentleman of an ancient York- shire family, and inherited a handsome fortune from his uncle, the late Mr. Richard Crawshay, of Cyfartha iron- works, county of Glamorgan In 1811 he engaged, in connection with his brother, Craivshay Bailey- Esq., M.P., the present Member fur the Monmouthshire boroughs, in business at Nantyglo. On his career there it is not necessary to dilate. His territorial acquisitions in the counties of Brecknock, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Hereford, and Radnor, together with property in Lanca- shire and other counties, are a convincing proof of his success-a success due to industry, energy, integrity, and clearness of judgment rarely equalled the latter characteristic especially was to the very close of his life his most distinguishing feature. Few gifts are more rare than the intuitive sagacity which enabled him to look calmly and steadily forward, and, divesting practical questions as they arose of all extraneous matter, to form his judgment accordingly, a judgment very rarely mis- taken. His charities and benevolences were widely known,and very many will mourn over the removal of one whose kindness was as remarkable for its extent as for its unobtrusiveness As a husband, a father, and a friend, his conduct was beyond all praise. Sir Joseph Bailey first entered Parliament in 1835 as member for Worcester, which he represented in the Conservative interest down to 1847, when he was returned for the county of Brecon, for which he has sat without inter- ruption down to the present time. He was an active magistrate and Deputy-Lieutenant for Monmouthshire and Brecon, and was in the commission of the peace for those counties, and also for Hereford and Glamorgan. He served the office of High Sheriff of Monmouth in 1823. He was raised to the baronetcy by Lord Derby in June, 1852. Sir Joseph was twice married-first to a daughter of Mr. J. Lathan and secondly to Mary Ann, daughter of the late Mr. John Hopper, Wilton Castle, county Durham. His eldest son by his first marriage, who was some time member for Sudbury and for Here- fordshire, having died before him, he is succeeded in his title and large landed estates byhisgrandson, Joseph Russell, who was born in IS40, and is now at Christ- church, Oxford. It is understood that Sir Joseph's pro- perty is worth about £ 4,000,000.
THE OPERA COMPANY. If we believed the Opera Company now performing at the Theatre, in this town, were responsible for the inordinate and ridiculous pufts which preceded their visit, we should have felt it our duty to deal with them in a very summary manner. Art array of sham and fic- titious criticisms from the London papers, and a list of names twice as numerous as the actual Company can boast, may be effectual traps for the unsuspecting but this is not a fair way of dealing with the public, and it is always a pleasant task to expose impositions of the kind. We are informed, however-and see every reason to give credit to the explanation—that the person under whose paternal care the singers have temporarily placed themselves is alone to be censured for the deception md we can only say that we sympathise with those who ire the victims of his broadsides and posters. We need lot point out how much the Company are likely to be in- ured by announcements which exaggerate their real strength, and lead the public to anticipate more of them p ;han they can possibly accomplish. Disappointment nust necessarily be the consequence of such a course, ind the ladies and gentlemen who really perform do not -eceive that credit to which they may be honestly en- ;itled. There is the less reason for this imitation of i blacking or pill seller's puffs in the present instance, ,nasmuch as the Company might very fairly have been suffered to stand on their own merits, and could well lave afforded to dispen-e with the imaginary Rey- .offs," Smiths," Browns," (It hoc genus omne, with kvhom they have been leagued. The result of our attendance at the performances :h s week has sufficed to convince us that the Company He deservedly entitled to the support of those who have i taste for operatic singing. The party is not large, but t is well trained, and they go through the music of their jarts with care and discrimination. Miss Lanza is the irincipal soprano, and Mr. Henry Manley primo tenore. Mr. John Manley is the second tenor, but him we have lot had the opportunity of hearing. Mrs. Henry Manley and Mr. Hamilton Braham fill u.p the other chief positions, and they are assisted by others of average qualifications. Miss Lanza has an excellent reputa- tion, and she has fully preserved it this week. It is fair to make every allowance for the disadvan- tages under which the Company have been perform- ing—an exceedingly cold atmosphere, an almost itter absence of appropriate scenery, stage effects, and Jther adjuncts which are never more required than n the presentation of operas. It is to the credit of Lll concerned that these circumstanccs have been in a ;reat measure conquered, and that unquestionable suc- ;esses have been achieved. The orchestra, is small, but VIr. Brid^eman, the conductor, makes the most of a ittle, and has the little band under entire control. Inhere is a clever, though young, violinist, and Mr. 3ridgeman himself presides efficiently at the piano. L'he chorus is also well trained, and acquitted itself m the occasions we have heard it very creditably. Mr. Henry Manley has a tenor voice of considerable weetness, and he sings his music conssientiously, and vithout the ostentatious recklessness we- had occasion to lenounee in the tenor of a previous Company. He is lainstaking, even in the minutiae of his parts, refrains rom ever-exerting his voice, and always delivers himself vith feeling and expressi n. The power he possesses ie manages well, and the critical ear which does not udge him by too high a standard will have no reason to >e dissatisfied with him. He has greatly pleased his ludiences this week, and deserved the applause he re- ceived. On the three first evenings this week, Verdi, 3alfe, and Bellini have been drawn upon for the Tro- ratore," Bohemian Girl," and Sonnambula." The veil known pieces in the first of these works were gone hrou-;h with ability, both by the principals and the ihorus. Miss Lanza made a graceful and effective Leonora, Mr. Manley, as J[anrieo, charmed his audience, Vlrs. Manley filled the somewhat repulsive part of 4zucella creditably, and Mr. Hamilton Braham, as. the lount cli Luna, sung his 11 Balen and other pieces fairly, Che performance of the "Bohemian Girl," however, vas on the whole as superior as the music is to that of Trovatoie." Miss Lanza was all that could be desired n the part of Arlinc, and of course received the tradi- ionary encore in the relatinn of her dream. In the ,oncerted pieces she was equally praiseworthy,. and cer- ;ainly the well-kijown duet, The secret of her birth," md the trio, Through the world," could not have been nore carefully performed. Mr. H. Manley sang the 5ver popular "You'll remember me," with great finish md melodiousness, and was called upon to repeat it by the entire house. The fair land of Poland" he gave with the requisite vigour, and was asked to sing this likewise a second time. The other parts were well filled, and the choruses went smoothly and well throughout. Mr. Braham gave The heart bowod down" effectively- The Sonnambula," on Wednesday, was performed surprisingly well, the strength of the Company consi- dered. Miss Lanza executed the arduous music of Amino, in a manner which entitles her to warm praise, and, without following her step by step, we may say that, from beginning to end, she acquitted herself most honourably. That highly cultivated and musical, though somewhat jealous, peasant, Elvino, was capitally repre- sented by Mr. Manley, and he exerted himself to the utmost to do justice to the music of his part, The" All is lost," and Still so gently," he sang with great deli- cacy and sweetness of expression, and was compelled, rather unmercifully, to sing part of the latter again. Mr. Braham was the Count Rodolpho, Mrs. II. Manley Lisa-very ably performed throughout—and Mr. Sum- mers Ales.iio. The entire opera was very satisfactorily placed upon the stage. On Thursday, the performances were under the pa- tronage of the Mayor, H. Sheppard, Esq., and one of the best of our English operas was performed—Wallace's Maritana." The favourite ballads and concerted music with which the work abounds were very carefully sung, and the Company strengthened themselves greatly in the estimation of the audience. Mr. H. Manley, 4$ Don Ceosar de Bazan, sang the two principal songs of the part-" Let me like a soldier fall," and There is a flower that bloometh"—with the finish and purity which seem to be his distinguishing characteristics. His dis- tinct enunciation is also another merit he possesses. Miss Lanza, as the prety Gitana," was in every respect admirable, and she delivered the Harp in the air," and Scenes that are brightest," with great effect. Mr. Braham (Don Jose) sang better than on the previous evening, and was encored in Happy mcmen'i," and Now my courage.' Mrs. Manley made a capital page, and acquitted herself with honour in the beautiful trio, "Turn on, old Time." Mr. Oliver Summers was the king. The choruses were excellently performed. There have been afterpieces each evening, of the usual stamp, but not having seen these, we are unable to pro- nounce an opinion on them. We have not thought it worth while to refer to one or two trivial devia, ions made from the strict text and score of the operas, as they were manifestly indispensable. Our limited space this week compels us to take merely a cursory review of the performances, but we repeat that the Company desire the patronage of the public, and the visitor will find his trouble amply repaid. We believe six other operas are to be performed next week, and there is every probata 1 lity that full houses will eneourage the singers,
ITotitl lufcliiijcitct. REPRESENTATION OF BREcoNsniRE.—We have learned, on undoubted authority, that Mr. Godfrey Mor- gan will offer himself for the representa ion of Brecon- shire, in the room of the late Sir J. Bailey. Mr. Morgan's politics (we believe he never made a public profession of them,) are, we presume, those of his House-moderate conservatism. He has, however, twice spoken well, since tha period when he began to reside among us the second time at the dinner at the King's Head, on the occasion of the opening of the Newport Dock, and he then gave ex- pression ito sentiments which elicited considerable ap- plause. Although a very young speaker, he appeared per- fectly master of the subjects he spoke upon, and exhibited none of that mauvaist honte which Englishmen usually feel when they witness the eyes of a whole assembly upturned towards them. Mr. Morgan, on the contrary, was perfectly cool and collected in fact, what we may term his debut was eminently successful, and we believe he possesses qualities which would never permit him to be a sileut member of the House of Commons. Among other probable candi- dates are mentioned the names of Mr. Penry Williams, of Penypont. near Brecon, chairman of the quarter sessions, who is described as a Liberal Conservative, and who is disposed to give an Independent support to Lord Derby's Government; Mr. Gough, of Ynyscedwya Iron Works, who goes much further than Mr. Williams in his Conservatism, inasmuch as he is determined in giving an unqualified support to the present Administration, and adheres to the principles of the old Protectionist party, whose views still find some advocates in the county of Brecon and Mr. Story Maskelyne, of Abarsenny, near Defynog, a gentleman who possesses immenso property in the county, and whose sympathies are with the Liberal party. CONCERTS FOR THE PEOPLE.—There are pro- bably few towns in the kingdom equal in extent and po- pulation to this where the inhabitants have not regular, or at least frequent, opportunities of attending concerts during the season. In this respect we are here singularly deficient, good performances of music very rarely taking place, and even then under circumstances not calculated to induce an attendance sufficiently large to make the speculation remunerative. Occasionally an effort may be made to take the lovers of music in tho town by storm, and what is called an array of talent" is promised, but the result of these undertakings is usually satisfactory to neither the projectors nor the public. It is not a little music at a very dear rate which is the desideratum, but a good selection from approved masters, performed con- scieutiously and with fair ability, at an expense which will invite, instead of frightening away, those who do not chance to possess a superabundance of shillings, or even pence. The man whose signature is utterly worth- less at a banker's may have a strong musical taste, and often feel inclined to gratify it, provided he can do so without being led into extravagance. It is just as true that even the well to do" have no desire to pay more than they can help, although it be for music, and they would extend willing snpport to any movement which bad for its object both the cuitivatiou and the gratification of a taste for good music. We have Iearut with pleasure that something of this sort is now meditated—certain gentlemen are engnged in organising a series of peopled concerts-in other wonls, a series of entertainments at which music of a standard character will be performed, and for which the admission fees can be commanded by almost all. it is intended, we are informed, that these concerts sha'l take place at the Town-hall, and the pro- fessors of music and amateurs of the district have con- sented to afford tbeir assistance. The preliminaries are now bting arranged by a committee of gentlemen who have the interests of the working classes at heart, an,1 whose operations in the undertaking will shortly be made public. These are the principal details with which we ,re at present acquainted, but we have sufficient founda lion for intimating an opinion that no effort will be spared to make the experiment a successful one. Wo have no [ioubt whatever it will prove so, if proper steps bo taken. It is perfectly true that coucerts frequently do not pay" in this town, but there is generally a very good reason Ifhy they should not. Surely the place is large enough to support a good entertainment, if it be not costly, and if adequate attractions are offered. We shall watch with some interest the progress of the new enterprise, aud shall now only express a hope that the matter will always be retained in the hands of a committee, and not suffered to be dogmatised over by one or two. Let us have no "Sir Oracles," or the, dictation of individual caprice, and we entertain no doubt of the complete success of the project. ATIIENJBUM AND MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. The third lecture for the present session was delivered in the Town Hall assembly room, on Tuesday evening, to 1bout two dozen persons. The lecturer was Dr. O-vgan, sditor of the Bristol Magazine, who, having been introduced 10 the audience by Mr. W. M. Jack, discoursed for more than an hour upon the announced subject—" Popular Delusions." That title, Dr. Owgan remarked, might not le considered, at first sight, very complimeutary to human Q-ture yet it could not be so regarded, for the source of many delusions might be tracell to our propensity to in- quiie, ua.1 our desire to become acqua nted with the hidden things of an unknown world. The characteristic of man in his original and uuperverted state, was to believe what he was tola, and to speak the tnith candidly. It might, therefore, be easily imagined how, in the earliest ages, the mind of the people could be acted upon, and how easily it c could be affected by the assertions or predictions put forth by those who brought to their aid effrontery and assurance, assisted perhaps by a little calculation and science. The inoit remarkaole delusions which had successively held away, were beliefs in the knowledge of futurity, in the ibility to foretell events, in the poss:bility of transmuting my substances whatever into gold, in the possession by man of a power over the material creation sufficient to mspend or reverse the ordinary course of nature, and in the operation of talismans and amulets. In glancing at aach of those Dr. Owgan went into the origin of supeisti- tion, spoke of oracles and astrology, and alluded to the ilchymists ani poisoners of the middle ages, the Rosicru- sians, witchcraft, and medical charlatans, commenting) ipon the influence each in turn, exercised. Coming down to aur own day, he observed that although we might smile at many of the delusions and practices of byegoue days, yet future generations would fiud: much existing to regard in the same manner. Spirit rapping and clairvoyance he particularly specified. He concluded by remarking upon .tie growth of public opinion, and the change constantly laking place, by which the uncivilised became the pattern latious of the earth, and the great centres of civilisation -elapsed into degeneracy and insignificance. History was :ontiuually repeating itself. A system of constant decay ind renovation was perpetually going on. Old nations sunk into the grave, and young nations sprung up endowed >vith tiie chivalry, romance, aud innocence of youth and ,he time might be when some people of another cliins uight be sending missionaries to old England. It might JO slid that it was very hard and very discou aging that .he future should have nothing better in store. But such aad ever been the case and from the circuinstanco t he ,ecturer produced soma practical lessons, with which he joncluded his discourse. The lecture had evidently been well studied an,1 arranged and evinced considerable iistori^al learning.. The language of the Doctor wad well -hosen and occasionally spirited but to display much iiiiuiation in the large, cold, aUlI all but empty room, tvas quite a matter of impossibility. CATHOLIC ASSOCIATION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF DUUNK.BNS.KS3.— UI entertainment was provided for Hie members, ot this association on Monday evening last The toft, lent bet"re by the Tredegar Company, wasa^ain placed at the dispos d of the association by Alderman lloin- tiay, was well lig< ted with oil lamps, and a large plutform erected at one end. No sooner were the doors opened than a rush f d" places took pLice, and by a fev minutes after seven o clock, the number of persons present, comprising BleD, women, and you h and children of both sexe*. must have amounted to at least nine hundreds The charge of ad- mission was one pt Utty, the proceeds to, be d°voted to the jtayrnHRtior the instruments of the Catholic b inds. The emer ainment consis'ed of a variety ot performances by these ban Is, the membeis of which were stationed on the platform, attired in their respective unif rtns. The Catholic brass baud and the association drum and fife baud, were conducted by Mr. \.ii. Pollock, the Cat iolic school• mas er, Mr. George Pan ck, conducting the school band The programme comprised a selsciion of mwli-known and simple compositions. T110 pieces worn to have been p'ayed by the three iiands, each taking ,;11 air in regular order and several tunes were rendered iu very fair stylo, eliciting much applause from the densely crowded apartment. Before the programme had b en halt got through, however, a cir- cums: ance occurred which, hitll it not been for the and extraordinary presence of mind tviueed by the ,(ev. Fathers ltiehardson and Cavalli, must have resulted in a most serious disxsier 1 he building had been consi- dered inadequate to sustain the weight of the crowd ex- pected, and a builder was employed to erect additional supports beneath the flooring ot the loft. In the course of tile evelllng, so great was 'he pressure that these wre^ forced into the ground, and the flooring gave way several inches. Upon the Fathers incoming acquainted wi ll the fact, they quietly inspected tLe place; and while Father Cavalli placed himself in a position to assist and direct the egress of the crowd. Fattier Uichardson made his way back to the pUtfonu with diHieul'y, directed the performance of the National Anthem by the brass band, and then announced that the bands would play in the open air by moonlight, d'.siring the people to retire. This revest they t^egan to comply with, but the nature of the doorway and steps ten dered the movement a very slow one Yet wh 'a the audi- ence was thinned by the departure of two or three hundred, th J pressure in the c -ntre of the loft was in a gre u measure eased, and all danger at an end. But had different mea- sures been adopted and an alarm been spread, the conse- quences must have been frightful, and to estimate them is absolutely impossible. The entertainment was thus brought to a termination much earlier than had beeti intended, but the various bands subsequently paraded the stree's. It is in cout.empla ion, we believe, to give simi ar performances at stated intervals, and that they will, as the bands pro- gress, assume a higher charac er The great difficulty, however, fs to obtain requisite accommodation, the associ- alioll numbering over twelve hundred members. The Hoev. Father llichardson is exerting himself to tile u,inost, ba, is left almost single-handed in his endeavour to reform trout drunkenntss the poorest of the inhabit nts of tins Were many of the better class of his church aware o circumstances of the case, their co-opera'ion «ou rrtjg0ii less be induced, and a large rough building nug jian(jsome adapted to the purposes of the a;s0CiaU0I|„t:nn and will med.lhas just been siruck for the association, ana h I b i. t .b dOg the shortly be distributed among the mem e13, w TABERNACLE CHAPKL.— Three se preached in this place of worship on Sunday last, by the llev. J. A. Pratt, of Bristol, upon the occasion of the anniversary of the opening of the new school-room. The collootions amounted to £ 21. On Wednesday a public tea meeting took place in aid of the debts remaining upon the building, an I the orgm ereote l ia the ehapel about four months since, at an expense of nearly £150. Some 800 tickets were disposed of. Later in the evening, a meeting was held in the chap L, which was comfortably filled. The chair was occupied by A1 lermaa EVans. The; choir were in attendance, an,1 with tho accompaniment of the organ sang two or three compositions in th3 course of the proceedings. They were greeted with much applause. After an anth"m. and prayer by the Rev. Griffith Griffiths, the Chairman delivered a brief address, ex- pressing his pleasure at presiding.—Mr. William Graham then read the financial account, from which it appeared that upon the orgin fund £ 87 '2s had been collected, X76 9S. 2d. disbursed, JE10 12s. IUd. bein, in hand, and that E56 17s. 21. remained to be raised; thit upon the school building fund the expenditure had been JE420 17 711 and that a balance remained against the treasurer, inclusive of loans, of zC228 6s. 51., reduced by the collections of Sunday to £207 odd. The balance due upon both amounts was thus j6263 but Mr. Graham expressed bis belief that the proceeds of the tea meeting would diminish it by at least £ 40.—Mr. Little, the secre- tary of the Snnday school, read his report, and stated th>tt twelve months before the school was built, only 35 children attended in the morning, and 18 teachers and 182 ohildren in the afternoon. Since the new room had been opened, the attendance had averaged in the mornim; 12 teachers and 65 children, and in 0 the afternoon 24 teachers and 251 children, though upon some occasions, such as Whitsuntide, 3.50 children might be counted. That showed a consideiable increase in the number of both scholars and teachers, with which he trusted the benefits diffused were commensurate; while the inconvenience under which the teachers laboured was now removed. and much greater success could scarcely fail to attend their exertions. During the last fifteen months, ten scho- lars and teachers from the scheol bad joined the ohurch showing that their labours had not been in vain Prayer meetings had been introduced for the teachers and senior scholars and it was hoped they would be productive of considerable advantage. The teachers did their utmost for those under their care, and great praise was due to- them, many earning their bread by the sweat of the brow, yet devoting their spare time with alacrity and I;ood will to the interesting work. On behalf of the teachers, he tendered his acknowledgments for the efforts and libe- rality of the subscribers to the present school btiiltiin, The Rev, H. J. Bunn, of Abergavenny, moved—"That this meeting contemplates with pleasure, and with gratitude to Almighty God, the unabated interest felt in the great work of Sabbath School instruction, as exemplified by the efforts made for its extension.' l'he Rev. Win. Aitchison secouded the resolution, which was supported by the Rev. R. T. Verra]). B.A., of Cardiff, and adopted,-The Rev. Norman Glass, of Cardiff, spoke to the sentiment —" The friends of :tH the enemies of none and the Rev. J. A. Pratt to—" Each for all, and all for God."—The Rev. A. 1Icl!r.ue-Iane spoke to the sentimcnt-" The pleasure of doing good is the only one that never wears out -1" after which the subjoined re-iolution was moved by .Mr. Ed war 1 Thomas, seconded by Mr. Furney, and adopted The thanks of the assem. bly are due, and are herebv tendered, to those gentleineu from a distance, and those in the town, who have rendered such valuable aid to the ladies who provided such an ex- cellent tea and to the choir, for the interest they have added to the meeting." Upon the proposition of the Rev. Thomas Gi lman, seconded by Ilr. William Compton, a vote of thanks to the Chiirmau, for so readily consent- ing to preside, and for presiding on the occasion, was car- ried by acclamation an I the proceedings came to a con- clusion. THE MUD CASE,-—Our readers will be 1-a l to learn that the litigation on this question is ended the result of the appeal to the Court of Queen's Bench against the decision of M-r. Gethinsj being, that the con- viction was unanimously quashed hy the Judges It is thus decided that the statute 19 Geo. 2 cap. 22 is repealed, as argued by Mr. Cathcart. The Court made lie to los- ing order:—" It is ordered that the judgment or deter- mination of George Gething, ftsq., one of her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the Boroug of Xewdort, in the couuty of Monmouth, convicting the appelant of an ffencrt aeaiiist the statute of 19 George 2 cap. 22, in ^espect of which this case has been stated be reversed, ad the saul conviction quashed. Air. Lush 0.0 for appelant; Mr. Welsby for the respondent.
ANOTHER DKEADFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION IN SOUTH WALES. FOUR MORE LIVES LOST!. SWANSEA, Thursday Evening.. The district of South Wales has of late obtained a. most unenviable notoriety by the number of serious colliery accidents which have occurred therein, and tho large sacrifice of life consequent thereon. It is with feelings of deep regret that we are this day compelled. to chronicle another of such c vtastropliies. four human beings having bjen again suddenly hurried into eternity by the fatal and much dreaded fire-damp. The explosion which we now detail took place in the Morfa Colliery, Taibach, near Port Talbot, tiie property of Messrs Vivian and Sons, between the hours of twelve O'IXOOK on Wednesday night and one o'clock this (Thurs- day) morning, AND occurred in a level known as the West Level, Cribber VEINJ* AB'iut this time the four deceased men, nimeil Aaron Charlton (aged 38, with n. wife and 3 children), David Hughes (married with N .mall family), Isaac Griffith (aged 25, single) and Willia U Williams (single), wtie working in the level when the ex- plosion occurred—the whole of these men being killed, but the ventilation of the other parts of the colliery being in no way deranged, the" firo" not extending beyond the immediate locality. Although, from the appeaarance of the bodies an,1 other circumstances, there can be do doubt that the explosion occurred about the time- we have named, the ancident- was not known to have oocurred until some hours after- wards, and the bodies were not got out of the pit until about six o'clock this morning. The" night overman," then going his rounds, first discovered the level to contain gas and the dead bodies of the four men as described. With regard to the cause of this dreadful explosion there can, it is feared, be-no doubt that it arose entirely from tbe careless act of the man Charlton in removing the top of his safety-lamp. Tho lamps of the whole of tho cotliersare duly locked before given out, but after the ex- plosion that of Charlton and Griffiths were found lying by their sidis open, and M the pocket of Charlton a.self-made key, with which the lamp had evidently been unlocked. Charlton is known as a most experienced north country collier, and it is certainly surprising; how he of all others should have acted thus incau iously. The simple fac, that the explosion was confined to this one level, and that the ven'ila'ion of 'he o'her par s of the pit was by no. means deranged thereby-, proves at uuce that the ventilation of the whole coliiajry was per- fect. An inquest will be held. ..l
CABBLKON. PETTY SESSIONS.—TUESDAY. [Before JOHN JE.NKIN3, R. BLLISTSLEY DOWLING, and JOHY JAAIB-S, juu., Esquires, and thai Revs. C. A. WILLIAMS, and WM. POWELL.] The business at these se siolls on Tuesday last wa3 of more than ordinary importance. Sever; drivers of wag- gons were summoned for riding on their shafts and for leaving thsir horses standing at the doors of public- houses and beershops while they themselves were drinking within. Convictions were obtaine,1 011. all the cases, and proportionate fines imposed, the Bench, expressing its de- termination to put down so dangerous a practico, and to adequately fine in every case iu which a conviction was had. Thomas Denning appeared to answer a charge of assault- ing Edward Murphy, of Cwmbran. This case, which took some time in hearing, caused much merriment in Court Messrs. Donning and Murphy are both natives of a beautiful city called Cork, situated in a portion of Her Majesty's realms of which the late Daniel O'Coii- nell was wont to cedi himself the uncrowned monarch of all he surveyed. They are now denizens of the populous and very rising works of Cwmbran. Mr. Denning was smoking his "dudbe'n," always his custom in the after- noon, when he was politely accosted by Mr. Murphv inquiring how long it was. to Christmas. A quarrel was at once commenced. The disputants waxed warm, and it ended with Mr. DENNING launching his hand »n Mr. Murphy's face. Bellona immediately chipped ho? hands, and a perfect Homeric travestie battle ensued. Amid shouts of defiance, tho two Cwmbranians we beg pardon, tho Corkonians- met man to MAN and fist to fist, and huir plucked from the roots. and an extensive process of tapping for claret"—as Bell's Life ,n London, in its clasuc phraseology, would say—followed. Both foil to the bank — both rose, Antoeau-like, with renewed siren;th from being sodded but the mighty M C.F. came up, and the comljatauts were borne away, giving vent to chivalric shovts, "From the fielil of their f.mif,. Fresh and ¡;ory." The Bench dealt out a full measure of even-handed jus- tice by fining both gentlemen five shillings with costs. Mr. Dennin If defied the magistrates, and would not pay, but the alternative of 21 days in durance vile broUiS^l him to reason, and the money was produced, )liul ^eu Mr. Murphy departing, if not wiser, at least lig lte'' -of their money. POLICE OF- SEKIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A BUT FOR THE FICER. —Thomas Muggleworth, lato of O. ACTJN„ VK)]iCE last six months stationed at Caerleo 2SLLL3OF S sergeant, was charged with FRIJM TBE POOR.B^X *T U'°PSLLJ SC S35S2;. After we went round the Museum, we were coming out by tha door, when J,8a £ vj. on, a s(lnar^ table, a money-box. Prisoner took hold of the box, and lifted it upside down, shaking it i HE knife OUT 0f his pocket, and placing the blauo m the hole of tha money-box, struck it. I A shilling fall out of the box, and prisoner PICKED it up and put it iu his mouth. I afterwards saw him put the shilling in his pocket, when we came outside of the Museum Oross-exatuined You askel me t) go to the Museum. I did not toudi tho box. I saw the shil- J ling fall from the box, and my wife remonstrated with you about taking it. I don't know what s' o said.—Mary Davies, wife of last witness, deposed On the 28th Sep- tember last, I went, in. company with my husband, the prisoner and his wife, to see the Museum. I asked where the Museum was? Prisoner asked me if I should like to go and see it. I said I should. After we went round we came to the table where the money-box was on. I asked my husband if he had any small money for ine to put in the BO$J he said he had nothing lesst than a sovereign, LHE prisoner then took up the TIYJ, &nd shook it and took I113 1 I |fnife out of bis pocket, a i l pui 'he bills in the hole 0^ [ I tiie tnorny-box—holding it u;j;: ii do.vn— and a ahilUnf fe.l to the gro in 1 I m ce 1 liiui to put the shilling iu the box, but he put it in his mo ith. We then ca m 0°*' and I believe he had the shilling in his mouth then. 1'tl" so er's wit'e au I I w ui.e I him to put the abiding back, but he di I not.—Con-ex 1 niaa L lie coald not have put the shilling back without my seeing him. The instant it fell out prisoner's wife and I trie 1 to get it to put it back. I asked you who kept the key of the ilmaau. I did not see my husband take hot! of the box I won't swear he did not take hold of it. I saw the shilling fall from tke box. Wo all struggled to get it. I won't awear who picked the shilling up. I saw you put the shilling in yoflf mouth. I rather think I picked it up and that you took it from me. I will s.vear I picked the shilling up, and tried to give it to prisoner's w.fd; out the prisoner took it out of my hand by force, and put it into his mouth.- Evan Owens deposed I am oae of the county police con' stables, No. 37. On the 11th d vy of October last, I met the first witness, Davies he told me that he and the pri" soner went to the Museum, an 1 prisoner took a shilling out of the mmey-b >x. I afterwirls met prisoner and told him th .t he must be very fo dish to take the sbitliflg in Dwies's presence. Prisoner said he took hold of t W box and tbe shilling fell out, and thit they went out fcoge* ther, and drank it iu gtn.—The Bench thought that » doubt existed which of them took the shilling, and re* primanded the prisoner but sai l Mat they would givØ hiin the benefit of tii it doub', au 1 would, therefore, disJ miss the ease. Another charge was then preferred against the prisoaer of neglecting his duty as a constable, on the 11th instant. -Catherine Williams d pose 1, that she' kept a public- house in the parish of Llanvrechva. On the 10th inst., she asked priainer to allow her to keep ber houae opeH after hours, for the purpose of holding a sapper. After prisoner had beeu well supplied with food and drink, he asked witness for a bob," meaning a shilling, which she L gave him in consideration of allowing her to keep hef ■ house open. Other evidence was given proviDg the case, and the Bench convisted defendant in 40s. And costs, ot 21 d« y^' hard labour. [Will this man be allowed to remain in the force?] l
MAP OF MO.VMOUTHSURITE GUATIS.—THE DISPATCH 0 Decemher 5th will be accompanied by a map of Mon- mouthshire. The greatest pains have been taken in delineating this important county, to carry the informa- tion- to the very latest periody correcting and considerably adding to that conveyed by the Ordnance Maps, and being; in continuation of the' series of County Maps'of England. These Maps will be reduced most carefully from the Ordnance Survey by first class artists, assisted by the most eminent engravers, and will be offered Gratis" with the DISPATCH. The series of English County Maps stand unrivalled, and challenges attention frocr the Public. The price of the paper ( including Map) is ;)J,j stamped to no free by post, 6d subscription for the j half-year, 13s. May be ordered of all Newsagents, and from the office, 139, Fleet street.—On Dec. 16, will be given the Eastern Part of the Double Map of SWITZER- i 1A.TD— Dec. 19, Map of LEICESTEKS-HIKR, with Hur- LAND.—Dec. 26, Northern part of CENTUAL AMERICA.
THE TilEDiiUAR HOUNDS HURT n" Monday, Nov 29tn at Duffryn "Wednesday Dec. 1st at CVstletown Friday 3rd at Croscorneinon At half-past eleven o'clock. THE. MONMOUTHSHIRE HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday, Nov. 29tb at Tri^etts Bridge. Thurday, Dec. 2nd at Llautillio House. j Monday, 6th at St Mau^hans H Thursday «)th at Brynderwen. At half-past ten o'clock. THE CHEPSTOW HOUNDS' WILL MEET OX Tuesday Nov.30th at Five Lanes. Friday Dec, 3rd at Trevella. At nine o'clock.
.II FRIDAY'S MARKETS. Sir (fcicrfrit ') ;J Reported Specially for the Merlin* 1 'his being now the only paper in the district which avails itself of Tclejrapkic Communication. LONDON CORN MAKKET.-FRIDAY. English wheat iu fair demand and fully Monday's rates paid. Several transactions in Foreign at full prices. Fair business iu flour at previous terms Barley in goed re. quest prime a little higher. Malt brings full value. Oats- a tair sale rates stiffer, and supply, moderate. Bsansand peas fully as high. LIVERPOOL. COUNT MARKET.-FRIDAY. J The market opens, rather dull 'o-day, and but little business doing prices remain unaltered. W A K E FlE LD C k) R N M i. K E'T .—FMDAY; The whent trade is slow, and, except for a few choice parcels, a decline of Is. must be conceded to t-Sect aaleB to any extent. Barley dull, aud rather lower; other arlides ill lirQited «ieman«l.
TO 1 • A L L. K wToTir GRAXD OPE Li A. FOii SIX NIGHTS- on L.Y k MONDAY next, Nov. 29 h, and 5 following nights. MONDAY next, Nov. 29 h, and 5 following nights. -L OPERA-GO.MPA.NY (under the joint direction of 'THK metropolitan EX-GLISH ¡ Miss LANZA, Mr. HEWET VIANLKY, Mr. F. W. BBIDGK- 1IANT, and Mr. HTJSTL.Y MAY) have mach pleasure in an- nouncing tu-it in consetjuencs of the very flattering recep tion accorded ta them in Newport, they have arranged to proloug their stay ami finding that the Town-hall is con- sillered illure con, rat and convenient for their numerous patrons, the performances will take place there EViSRY EVENING VEXT WtEK. 4W The H,ill. will be arranged so as to form a petite OPERA HOUSE, with Scenery, and all necessary appliances. The following scale of Prices is respectfully.sabmitted— Promenade,- M. Back Seats, 1-. Body of tbe- Hall, 2s. J Front >eats. So. Reserved Seits in Gallery, 5e. or a Party of Twelve, £2. 10s. — H^lf-price to all parts (except the Promenade) at Nine o'c oek. Doors open at Seven Open at Half-paet Seven. On MONDAY, NOV. 29i.ii (first time) Flotow's Last New Opera, of MARTHA" (now performing in Londi n with great success—vide Timet,) for the Benefit of MISS -LANZA (Briirn Donna.) C £ <gT See Day Bills.
iiivtijs. • On the 2ord inst., at Maiudee, the wife of Mr. T. W Hacke t, of a sou. w. On the- 19th inst., the wife of Mr. William Jones, Angel ten. Blawitt-street, of a daughter. On the 21st inst., at 167, C'outmerciaL-road, Mrs. J. Thomas, of a son. 011 the 22;h1 inst.. at Newport, the wife. of Mr. Samuel •James, mason, or' a daughter. Oil thoimh of August, at Long Gully, Bendigo, Aus- tralift^. the wife of Mr. Jolin Andrew. Lew is, of a daughter. i-Hdinaars. On the 18,Lh inst at St J"t:u's.Church, Hoxton, Lon- don, by tho llev. B P. Kelly. Mr. James Edward Bard- well,, chief officer of the ship Index,, of London, to Alex- andrLna Victoria, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Johai Partridge, printer, of this town. i On the 15th inst., at St. Panaras Church, London, by | the Rev. P. Ratcliffe, Mr. T. Farror, proprietor of the the Rev. P. Ratcliffe, Mr. T Farror, proprietor of the. Mutiii out rehire liencott, to. Annie, second daughter of the ? late Mr. Robert Goodall, of Penabore, Worcestershire. t On the 13th inst., at Lhnelly, by the Rev. T. Iewjs, ?' curate, Mr. W. Phillips to, Miss. Martha Jones, both.ot I Clydach Iron Works. [ On the 6th inst., at Lugwar line, by the Rev. Gaaon | Morgan, Mr. Edward S. Sha^sley, of Plymouth, to. I Arnett, youngest daughter of William James Wilkes. f Esq., of Hagley House, La.'wardine. h Un the 20ih inst., at St. P^ueras, New Church, by the Rev. T. Ratcliffe, Charles Mauley Roberts, B. A. ,Scholar: of M. John's College. Cambridge, eUest son of Charles J William 11 iberts, Esq., of IS. Amptnill-square, to EUea, [ youngest daughter of the lata Robert Warnwright, Eaq.i j of Eccleswall-court, Ross, Herefordshire. | iDfatilS. | OIL the 23th mat., at Glanusk Parle, Sir Joseph B »!■ y» i Bart., M.P., aged 75 years. 1 On the 22nd inst., at Temple street, pillgwenlly, Mr, I William llavnor, a^ed u3 years I On the 22nd inst., at Stow Hill, Newport, Mr. EvaB j Lowis, ajred ol years.. I On the-25th inst., at Bolt-street, Newport, Mr. JameS f Philliiis, auad 35 years. Ho set veil m the Crimean war, and received medal* for ■» I O11 the 21st inst., at ralgweully, Mary Ann, daughter | of Mr Boujafi" On the 20th inst at Co'nrnercial-street, Newport, Miss [ Jane 8js.kel'to Mrs. Thoui is, confectioner p On tbe 23rd inst., at Newport, Mrs Ann Thomas, ageu I 49 years. F On the 23rd inst at Llenllys, Mrs. Mary Davies, aged I 78 years. I On the 2lst inst., at Cwmbran, Eliza, daughter of Mr. I illiams, aged 14 years. I Ou the 25th inst, at Machen, much reapeoted, Mr- I George Edmunds, aged 70 years. On the 23rd just., at lliso, Mary Jane, infant daughter i. (>f Mr. George Smith, saddler. On the 21st inst., after a long illness, Mrs. Anne Spittle relict of the late Mr. William Spittle, of Abersychan. On the 13th inst., at Birdholme House, Chesteraeld, Arthur Augustus, youngest child of Mr. George Edge, aged lti months. < Ou the 16th inst., suddenly, Margaret Hooper, reliet Of Capt. T. P. -Jones Parry, il-N., of Llwynonn, Denbigh- shire, aged 68 years. On the 17th inst. at Southsea, Hants, Mary, third daughter of John Kirby, Es i., late of Chepstow, MoIl- <1 mouthsliiro.. On the 18th iost., at Eywoo(l, Herefordshire, ofdisesoo of the heart, General Lsiiar Mezaros, aged 63 years. On the 21st inst., at his residence, Cambrian-place, Swansea, John Richardson, Esq., a magistrate for that borough, aged 69 years. On the 16th mat, at his residence, 13, Stookwell Par*, road, Stock well. Professor Wallace, A.M., late editor The Popular Educator," Public Instructor," and Utt. I raerous other works, leaving a wife and large family to lament his loss. =- Xe.opt/rt artel Cardiff. Saturday, November 27, 1858 Printed for the Proprietor, hy WILLIAM CHRISTQPH*' (j of No 7, Com ercial-street, in tiie liorough of Newport; "ø published at the MERI.IS General Printing Office, No. 16, mercial street, Newport; aid at No. 21,$!;• Ctirdifff a- Y.