'.r? V "m SHOP TO BE LET, TO BE LET, and may b# entered upon immediately, A COMMODIOUS SHOF, conveniently fitted up for the Grocery business. Incoming very moderate. Apply, 38, Cross-street, Newport. July 17, 1845. VOTERS BEWARE The 19th inst. is the LAST DAY. BOROUGH OF NEWPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT no Person's Name will be entered on the Voting List, now about being made, who does not pay his rates, according to Act of Parliament, on or before the above day. Collector's Office, 47, Commercial-street. Monmouth and Glamorgan Bank, NEWPORT, JULY 17,1845. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the NINTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of this Company will be held on MONDAY, the 11th of AuausT next, at the KING'S HEAD INN, in the town of New- port, at One o'clock in the Afternoon, precisely, to receive from the directors an announcement of the Dividend for the Half- year ending 30th June last, and on other special affairs. Signed, by order of the Board, H. WYBORNE JONES, Chairman. BOROUGH OF NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. PERSONS desirous of Contracting for Cleansing and Re- pairing the Streets of the Borough for Three Years, from the 9th day of AUGUST next, may, on and after MONDAY, the 21st day of July instant, see the Specification at the Office of Mr. PAYNE, the Surveyor to the Commissioners. Sealed Tenders to be delivered to the Clerk, Mr. CORNELIUS EVANS, at his House, in Charles-street, not later than Two o'clock on TUESDAY, the 8th day of AUGUST, and to be marked on the outside, Tender for Cleansing," or Tender for Re- pairing." Sureties for the due performance of the Contracts will be required, and the Commissioners will not bind them- selves to accept the lowest Tender. Newport, 17th July, 1845. Monmouthshire Summer Assizes. THURSDAY, JULY 31ST, 184.5. N OTIC E is Hereby Given, that the ASSIZES for the county of Monmouth, are appointed to be holden at Monmouth, before the Right Honourable THOMAS LORD DENMAN, Chief Justice of our Lady the Queen, assigned to hold Pleas before herself; and SIR J OHX PATTESON, Knight, one of the Justices of our Ladv the Queen, assigned to hold Pleas before the Queen herself, on THURSDAY, the 81st day of July instant, of which all Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Coroners, Eschea- tors, Stewards, Chief Constables, and Bailiffs of Hundreds and Liberties within the said county and also all Jurors, Persons Bound by Recognizances, Witnesses, and Others, having busi- ness to transact thereat, are required to take Notice. The names of Jurors will be called over at the sitting of the Court for business, on FRIDAY, the 1st day of August, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon, precisely. WILLIAM PHILLIPS, ESQUIRE, Sheriff. NEWPORT RACES, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, AUGUST 20th & 21st, 1845. STEWARDS: SAM. HOMFRAY, Esq., Bedwelty House. EDWARD JONES. Esq. Llanarth Court. W. S. CARTWRIGHT, Esq., Newport. FIRST DA Y. NEWPORT STAKES, OF 5 Sovs each, with 25 Sovs. added from the Fund, for horses of; all denominations. Three years old, 7st.; four years, 8st. five years, 8st. 12 lbs.; six years and aged, 9st. 7 lbs. A winner of any cup, plate, or sweepstakes, of the value of £ 20., once in the present year, to carry 3 Ibs.; twice, 7lbs. three times, 10lbs.; and four times, 14lbs. extra. Mares and geldings allowed 3 lbs.; half-bred horses allowed 7 lbs. Heats, about two miles and a distance. LLANARTH HURDLE RACE, Of 5 Sovs. each, with not less than 15 Sovs. added, for horses of all denominations. Three years old, 9st.; four years old, lOst.; five years, lOst. 121bs.; six years and aged, list. 7 lbs. A winner of any hurdle race, steeple chase, or hunters' stakes, once in this year, to carry 4Ibs.; twice, 7Ibs.; three times, 10 lbs. and four times, 14 lbs. extra. Half-bred horses allowed 71bs. Heats, about two miles and a distance; four leaps in each heat, over strong hurdles, at least four feet high. Horses belonging to residents of the county, or members of the Monmouthshire Hunt Club, to be allowed 7 lbs.; and if ridden by gentlemen riders, 5 lbs. in addition. PONTYPOOL PARK STAKES, Of 5 Sovs. each, with 20 Sovs. added from the fund, for horses of all denominations. Three years old, 7st. 7 lbs.; four years, 8st. 7 lbs.; five years, 9st. 5 lbs.; six and aged, lOst. The con- ditions of extra weight for winners, the same as in the Newport Stake, with 5 lbs. in addition for the winner of that stake. Mares and geldings allowed 3 lbs.; half- bred horses, 7 lbs.— Heats, two miles and a distance. FARMERS' STAKES, Of 3 Sovs. each, with not less than 10 Sovs. added from the fund, for horses that never won a cup, plate, or sweepstakes, ianajide the property of persons residing in the county of Mon- mouth, or within fifteen miles of the town of Newport, on or before the 1st of August next. To be handicapped by the Stewards, or whom they shall appoint; and the weights to be declared at the Crown Hotel, by ten o'clock on the morning of the race. Heats two miles and a distance. Horses ridden by their owners allowed 5 lbs. SECOND DAY. RUPERRA STAKES, Of 5 Sovs. each, with 20 Sovs. added from the Fund, for horses of all denominations. Weights and conditions the same as the Newport Stakes. The winner of the Newport and Pont- ypool Park Stakes to carry 7 lbs extra; a winner of both, 14 lbs. *Xtra' LLANTARNAM HURDLE RACE, Of 5 Sovs. each, with 20 Sovs. added from the Fund, for horses of all denominations. Three years old, 9st 71b.; five years, list. 3lbs.; six years and aged, list. 121bs. A winner of a hurdle race, steeple chase, or hunters' stakes, once in this year, to carry 3lbs.; twice, 7lbs.; three times, 10 lbs.; and four times, 14 Ibs. extra; mares and geldings allowed 3Ibs.; half- bred horses allowed 7 lbs.; and horses bred by, or bona fide the property of, persons residing in the counties of Monmouth or Glamorgan, before the 1st of August next, allowed 5 lbs. Gentlemen riders allowed 5 lbs. Heats, about two miles and a distance. HACK STAKES, Of 2 Sovs. each, with not less than 10 Sovs. added from the Fund, for horses bona fide the property of persons residing in the town of Newport, or within eight miles of it. Conditions the same as the Farmers' Handicap the first day. A PONY RACE, For a Purse of 5 Sovs. LADIES' PLATE OF 15 SOVS., With a Handicap of 3 Sovs. each. Forced to winning horses, except 'Farmers' and Hack Stakes-open to beaten horses Heats, two miles and a distance. To be handicapped by the- Stewards, or whom they may appoint. Weights to be declared within half an hour after the Hack Stakes are run. CONDITIONS. Three reputed horses, bona fide the property of different persons, to start for each race, or the public money will not be added. Horses to be entered, and stakes paid, for the first day's races, between the hours of seven and ten o'clock on TUESDAY EVENING, 19TH AUGUST, to Mr. JOHN JENKINS, Clerk of the Course, at the CROWN HOTEL; and for the Second Day's Races, except the Ladies' Plate Handicap, at the same time and place, on the Evening of the First Race Day. Horses for the Farmers' Stakes to be shown, lor the purpose of being handicapped, between eight and nine t'clock on the morning of the First Day's Race; and Horses for the Hack Stakes to be shown, to be handicapped, at the CROWN HOTEL, at nine o'clock on the morning of the Second Day's Races. No horse will be allowed to start unless ridden in colours, and the colours named at the time of entry, under a penalty of one sovereign to the Race Fund. No Booth or Standing to be erected on the Race Course, unless by a Subscriber of one guinea. Horses to be plated by Smiths only, who are Subscribers of one guinea, and to stand at an Inn or Stables of a person who is a Subscriber of at least one guinea, or will be disqualified, although winners. All disputes to be settled by the Stewards, or whom they may appoint, and their decision to be final. Each horse to pay 5s, entrance, 5s. for seales and weights, and the winner of each race, one guinea. The riders to be at the Scales at twelve o'clock, and start pre- cisely at one, at which time all horses at the post will positively be started. Half an hour to be allowed between each heat, and no delay after the second bell. Each jockey will be required to walk and canter his horse past the Stand, at least once between saddling and starting, and each jockey failing to do so, will be fined one sovereign. Application for Ground, Booths, &c., to be made to Mr. J. JENKINS, at the CROWN HOTEL, on or be- fore MONDAY, the 18TH of AUGUST. On no account will any Gambling Booths or Tables be allowed and all Dogs found on the Course will be destroyed. By order of the Committee, Mr. JENKINS, (Crown Hotel,) July 1st, 1845. Clerk of the Course. The RACE BALL will take place on the Evening of the Second Day, (the 21sT of AUGUST,) at the Large Room of the TOWN HALL. Gentlemen's Tickets, 7s. 6d. Ladies' ditto, 5s.; including Refreshments. ORDINARIES as usual. I Monmouthshire to Wit. AT the GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS OF THE PEACE, holden at Usk, in and for the said County, on MONDAY, the 30th day of June, 1845, the following bills against the County were ordered to be paid :— £ s. d. Mr. Barrett, a quarter's account forthegaol 342 U 11 Mr. Merrett, a quarter's account for the House of Correction, at Usk 292 I 7 Mr. Brewer, a quarter's account, as coroner. 47 7 7 Mr. Hughes, a quartet's account, as coroner. 79 5 3 Mr. Batt, a quarter's account, as deputy coroner. 32 18 10 Mr. Bradford, a quarter's account, as coroner for the Manor of Chepstow 2 10 2 The Rev. Kenyon Homfray, a quarter's salary, as Chaplain to the New House of Correction, at Usk 50 0 0 Mr. James Boulton, ditto, as surgeon to ditto. 20 0 II Mr. Boulton, for professional attendance on Thomas Bourns, a prisonerwho attempted suicide, at 1.1an- gibby.. 4 9 2 Mr. Stephen Towgood, late under-sheriff-fees on li- berate of debtors for 1844 sV.i.i'.iV "12 1 6 Wm. Graham, inspector of weights and measuies, a 1 year's salary and fines 25" 0 0 The Monmouthshire Beacon, for advertising. •••••«• 16 8 6 James Henry Clarke, for printing. ••• 2 9 9 David Roberts, for repairs to Dingestow Biidge. 9 14 7 j Thomas Jones, for repairs to Aberfreed and Llan- ellanBridges t0 9 0 Wm. Rees, repairs to Dowlais Bridge. 15 10 0 Thomas Hughes, for repairs to Monmouth and Wye Bridges. 2 8 0 John Tbomas, for stones for Usk Bridge 880 uc Samuel Lucas, for repairing the toad over Usk Bridge 080 Thomas Morgan, for repairs to Pontgilbert, Blaenllo- mau and Skenfnth Bridges 0 13 C Benjamin James, sundry repairs to Maindiff, Llan- ellen, Grosmont, Wye, Monnow, and Chepstow Bridges 23 5 4 John Read, for repairs toiown Hall, Usk G 12 6 William Price, glazier, for ditto. o 19 3 Thomas Hughes, on account ot lime stone for Wye and MonMwBrdge.Moomouth. 6 0 Q By the Court, WADDINGTON, t Deputy Clerk ef the Peace. jn.ii.nui.m^jmwjiuiwi.1 !,IU!IP.- i. JMHi.M W. ■U.JJU) ._nj,nw..w Worthy of Public Attention!! i B. STEPHENS'S GOLDEN FLUID, OR LONDON PROTECTOR, FOR MARKING Table Linen, Bed Linen, Garments, t. Wearing Apparel, &c., is worthy of the attention of all persons who are desirous of preventing such property being purloined; prevented too, by a method at once cheap and effica- cious. In Bottles at Is. 6d. and 2s. 6d. each. Sole Agent for Newport, J. GROUT, Stationer, Tobacconist, &c., High-street, next door to the Post Office. N.B.—For the accommodation of the public, an Agent will be appointed in each district. TO BE LET, A LARGE AND EXCELLENT SHOP, in the principal part of Commercial-street. Also, a Large and Excellent Sitting-room and Bed-room, (may be had with or without the shop,) furnished, rent moderate. Apply at the Merlin-office. Newport, July, 1845. NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE LET, With Immediate Possession, for One, Two, or Three Years, THOSE very excellent, dry, lofty, and airy CELLARS L under the Council-house, II feet high; two of them 50 feet long by 22 feet wide, and one 50 feet long by 10 feet wide. Two passages leading to them, 40 feet long by 8 feet wide, which may also be used as cellar-room. Carts may be driven into the cellars. The police station being on the same premises, they are pecu- liarly protected from any chance of depredations. Full particulars may be known on application to the Town Clerk, T. WOOLLETT, Esq. Newport, 11th July, 1845. BEAUFORT IRON WORKS, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE LET, THE BEAUFORT ARMS TAVERN, Beaufort, situated JL immediately between the Beaufort and Ebbw Vale Iron Works. The house has the privileges from the Beaufort Iron Works, and likewise three excellent clubs attached to it. For further particulars apply to Mr. CHARLES RUSSELL, tenant of the premises; if by letter, post-paid. CRICKHOWELL, BRECONSHIRE. CAMBRIAN ARMS INN. TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately, THE above old-established and well-accustomed INN, si- L tuate in tho most desirable and commanding situation in the flourishing Town of Crickhowell. The House is replete with every accommodation in Sitting Rooms and Bed Rooms, Smoking Room, Bar, Tap Room, Kitchen, Cellars, and Brew House, and every other convenience. Roomy Stabling and Lock-up Coach Houses. The Stock and Furniture (which is but small) to be taken at a valuation. Satisfactory reasons will be given for the present occupier leaving. For further particulars, and to treat for the same, apply to Mr. GRIFFITHS, on the Premises. July 17th, 1845. SWANSEA. TO BE I. B T, AND MAY BE ENTERED UPON IMMEDIATELY, A Well-finished modern HOUSE, fit for a Gentleman's fan-ily, commanding a beautiful view of the Bay and the country towards the Mumbles, consisting of dining and drawing- rooms, butler's pantry, six large bed-rooms, two attics, kitchen, back-kitchen, pantry, larder, excellent wine and beer cellars, coal and ash hole. garden, fresh and soft water; in fact the house is replete with conveniences. Rent and Taxes moderate. An excellent double coach-house, and three-stalled stable, harness-room and hay loft, in a spacious yard, in which there is a good pump, may be had if required. For further particulars, apply, if by letter, post paid, to Mr. GEO. TURTON. Strand, Public Accountant, Auctioneer, Stock and Share Broker, Commission Agent, &c., No. 2, Nelson Terrace, Swansea. ABERGA VENNY. FREEHOLD PROPERTY FOR SALE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. JAMES POWELL, At the LONDON APPRENTICE INN, on WEDNESDAY, the 23RD Day of JULY, 1845, by order of the Assignees of John Wil- liams, of Abergavenny, a Bankrupt, the following Freehold Property:— T A WELL and Substantially-Built DWELLING- HOUSE, (Land Tax redeemed), situate in Monk-street, late in the occupation of the Bankrupt, consisting of two parlours, drawing-room, four best bed-rooms, servants' rooms, and requisite domestic offices. LOT 2 —FOUR RECENTLY AND SUBSTANTIALLY- ERECTED COTTAGES, situate in Ireland-street, in the re- spective occupations of John Folkes, John Edmunds, Daniel Thomas, and Joel Edmunds. For further particulars apply to Mr. Ambrose E. Nash, (Solicitor to the Assignees), Albion Chambers, Bristol; or to Messrs. GA BB and SECRETAN, Solicitors, Abergavenny. Sale to commence at Three o'clock in the Afternoon. MONMOUTHSHIRE. FOR PEREMPTORY SALE BY PR1VATE^ONTHACT, A VFRY capital FARM, called Langeview, consisting of upwards of 200 acres of sound Arable, Meadow, & Pasture Land, of which 160 acres are tithe-free. An excellent DAIRY FARM, called Lanwysk, situate in the parish of Lanbaddock, containing about 56 acres of the best land in the county. N.B. It is seldom that such desirable farms as these are in the market. They .are both Freehold, are situate within a mile of Usk, and will be sold to pay a purchaser 4 per cent.,or there- abouts. A valuable and improvable FARM, called the Red House, containing about 75 acres, situate in the parish of Langattock Vibonavel. An undivided SIXTH SHARE of an Estate in Llanvihangel Ysterne Lewern, containing 175 acres, with an immense quan- tity of fine Timber growing thereon. A Freehold House at Trosnant, near Pontypool, forming an excellent situation for a Grocer's Shop. Three Freehold Houses on the Sowhill, near Pontypool, with a large piece of Garden Ground attached. Two Freehold Cottages in Caerleon. Together with numerous Mortgage Debts; which, with the several other Lots aforesaid, will be sold on the most advan- tageous terms to purchasers, the venders being resolved to make a sacrifice, in order to convert the whole into money forthwith. To treat for the above, apply at the Office of Mr. WAD- DINGTON, in Usk. Usk, 9th July, 1845. MONMOUTHSHIRE. FOR SALE BY AUCTION, By Mr. II. M. PARTRIDGE, At the NEWBRIDGE INN, MONYTHUSLOYNE, on THURSDAY, the 24TH day of JULY instant, precisely at Two o'clock in the Afternoon, A HIGHLY-DESIRABLE ESTATE, called PENYRHEW, situate in the parish of Monythusloyne, together with a FARM contiguous thereto, called MAESYGARN, the whole containing by admeasurement 82A. OR. Sp., more or less, now in the occupation of Mrs. Rachel Lewis, and her under-tenant. This valuable Property is situated in the centre of the Monythusloyne Coal Field, with Railway communication with Newport, and contains a considerable portion of the best Red Ash Coal, left unworked, together with all the lower veins untouched, and which must necessarily become daily more valuable, as other Collieries are worked out. The Purchaser might be accommodated with an adjoining Estate, if desired, upon reasonable terms, which would render the whole one of the most complete and valuable Properties in the parish of Monythusloyne, either as regards surface or minerals. For further particulars, apply to Mrs. RACHEL LEWIS, at Penyrhew; or Mr. WADDINGTON, Solicitor, Usk. Usk, 10th July, 1845. PETERSTONE, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. G. C. ASHMEAD, At the Knw's HEAD INN, Newport, Monmouthshire, on WEDNESDAY the 23rd day of JULY, 1845, at Four o'clock in the Afternoon for Five precisely, the following exceedingly rich MEADOW, PASTURE, & ARABLE LAND. LOT 1. COTTAGE, Piggery, Beasthouse, Garden, with two acres of Meadow, and one acre of Arable Land, bounded by the road leading from Peterstone to Newport, and by lands of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., and the Levellands. Lot 2. A Close of MEADOW LAND, containing three acres, bounded by the road leading from Peterstone to Newport, and by lands of Mr. Benjamin Thomas, Sir Charles Morgan Bart., and Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte, Bart. The above property is held under the Commissioners of Sewers for the residue of a term of 99 years, commencing 2nd of February 1761, subject to a yearly rent of £5. Both lots are in the occupation of Mr. Dan Williams, at the rent of £20. per annum. Lot 3. A Piece of PASTURE LAND, containing four acres, bounded by the road leading from Peterstone to Newport, by the Level lands, and lands of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. This lot is held for the residue of a term of 21 years, (deter- minable with the life of a party now aged about 47,) com- mencing the 19th of June, 1837, subject to the rent of a pepper-corn during the first 14 years, and to the yearly rent of 15s. during the residue of the term. The premises aie in the occupation of Mr. William Jones, at the yearly rent of £10. For further particulars apply to W. H. MOGG, Solicitor, Bank-court, Bristol; or to Mr. CHARLES HASSELL, Soli- citor, St. Stephen's A venue, Bristol. TO BE PEREMPTORILY SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. PHILIP ROBINSON, Pursuant to an Order of the Court of Review, made in the matter of George Skipp, a Bankrupt, with the approbation o Edmund Robert Daniel, Esq., the Commissioner of Herf .Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy, acting m the Prosecution of the Fiat of Bankruptcy, issued against the said George Skipp, at the house of Mr. DANIEL SMITH, known by the name or sign of the LOWER GEORGE INN, situate m Westgate-street, in the City of Gloucester, on WEDNESDAY, the 23rd of JULY next, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, m one Lot, CERTAIN BUILDINGS and WORKS, with FOUR DWELLING-HOUSES adjoining, called the CAHHOPE VTOAKSi with Plant, Machinery, and Apparatus therewith, situate at or n^ar the Canhope Brook, in the Forest of Dean, acUoining the Severn and Wye Railway, and distant from Coleford about two miles, which Buildings and Works were lately used as a Manu- factory of Pyroligneous Acid and Naptha, and foi other pur- poses, late the property of the said George Skipp. There are several Cords of Woods, Waggons, and other Ar- ticles upon the Premises, used in the Business, which will be enumerated in the particulars of Sale, and which the Purchaser will be required to take to at a valuation. A supply of Wood, necessary for carrying on these Works, can always be obtained from the Sales of Timber, the produce of the Forest, and at a small outlay the Works might be en- larged and a very lucrative business carried on; and it seldom happens that property ot this descriptitn is to be obtained where the materials for carrying on such Works can be so readily procured. The Works are also situated close to the line of the projected Railway into South Wales, Particulars whereof may be had (gratis,) of Mr. William Reece, Solicitor, Ledbury; of Messrs. J. and F. Higgins and Chamberlain, solicitors Ledbury Messrs. Clarke, Medcalf, and Gray, solicitors, 20, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London; at the Works; or of Mr. Thomas Bittle- stone, No. 27, Waterloo-street, Birmingham, the Official As- signee, of the Bankrupt's Estate, under tb. said Fiat; and at I the Place of Sale. I*tdbviry, June 1845. ADVERTISEMENT, IF this meet the eye of ROBERT WITHERS, a lame man, who applied to the Mayor of Newport, on Wednesday, the 26th ultimo, for assistance, being then, as he alleged, in a state of destitution, he is requested to state, or cause some friend to state for him, by letter, to the Mayor, the place where a commu- nication may reach him. Newport, July 11, 184.5. NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. MISS PARTRIDGE'S SCHOOL TT7"ILL RE-OPEN on WEDNESDAY, the 23RD, and her tV DANCING ACADEMY, on FRIDAY, the 25TH JULY instant. 141, Commercial-street, July 8th, 1845. MISS MARTHA VAUGHAN'S School will RE-OPEN on WEDNESDAY, the 30th July, 1845. Crockherbtown, Cardiff, July 9, 1845. Dancing in its Newest Style. MISS PRICE returns her thanks to those Pupils whom she has had the honour to instruct, and begs to inform them that her Dancing Academy will re-open at her Brother's residence, 139, Commercial-street, on WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, when all the newest dances consistent with the ball-room, will be introduced. N.B.—Private lessons given at any hour in the day. WANTED, IN a Gentleman's Family, in the Country, where a Kitchen Maid is kept, a COOl £ who thoroughly understands her business. She must have a good recommendation from her last place. Address, post-paid, to A.B., Mr. Napper's, Pastry-cook, Newport. STRAYED, FROM a Field near the Hand-post. Stow-liill, a BLACK Jt* MARE, aged, fourteen hands high or thereabouts. She has a brown muzzle, a small blaze on the forehead, and several white saddle marks. $Information to be given to E. HOPKINS, Superintendent of police. Newport, July IS. 1845. WANTED, AN active LAD, who can write a good hand and can make himself generally useful in assisting to keep a set of books, and occasionally to collect a few small accounts. Apply at the STAMP OFFICE, Newport. July 18th, 1S45. CHARLES DESMOND, HOUSE AND LAND AGENT, 12, COMMERCIAL-STREET, NEWPORT, HAS at present a desirable RESIDENCE, in the town of Newport with Drawing-room, Parlour, Bed-rooms, &c., Rent Moderate; also, a HOUSE, in the country, with Cottage Garden, &c., fit for a Gentleman's Residence, having good Sporting and Fishing in the neighbourhood, TO BE LET, or PURCHASED. LODGINGS, Furnished <y Unfurnished. SERVANTS of every description, Wanted. None need apply without unexceptionable references. C. D.'s LIBRARY, the most extensive and modern in the Principality, has just received its half-yearly New Collection of Works, from town, and will be ready for circulation in a few days. TEAS and COFFEES,of first-rate qualities, and at London prices. jm WANTED TO BORROW, on good FREEHOLD TV SECURITY, principally Land, in the neighbourhood of PONTYPOOL, the above sum, at 4 per cent. Apply to Mr. F. G. SHERRARD, Solicitor, Pontypool. TEA, BLACK, 3s., 3s.2d., 3s. 4d.,3s. 6d., 3s. 8d.,48., 4s. 40.' _t 4s. 8d., 08., 5s. 4d., 6s. TEA, GKEEN, 3s. 8d.,4s.,4s. 8d.,5s., Gs.4d.,Gs.8d., 6i! 7s., 8s. COFFEE, Is., la. 4d., Is. 6d., Is. 8d., 2s.-Raw, 20 per cent. cheaper. Prices at MATTHEWS'S Warehouse,19, Commercial-street, Newport. TO BE LET, A LARGE and CONVENIENT HOUSE, in the central part of Commercial-street, with a good GARDEN attached, and Pump. Apply to Mr. OWEN, Monmouth and Glamorgan Bank, July 18th, 1845. NEWPORT. HEREFORDSHIRE & MONMOUTHSHIRE GRAND HUNT STEEPLE CHASE. SPLENDID COLOURED ENGRAVINGS of the above celebrated Sporting Event may now be had at R. WAUGH'S Fancy Repository, CHURCH-STREET, MONMOUTH, at the published price, viz., One Guinea per pair, or 35s. per pair, Mounted and Varnished Savory and Co^^ate Restorer. THROUGH the agency of this useful discovery, any descrip- JL tion of metal may be made to assume the appearance of silver and for restoring everl description of worn-out plated goods and German silver to their original appearances, it stands unparalleled. None need fear to use it, as it is warranted not to injure the most delicate articles. Sold in bottles, at Is. 6d. to 2s. 6d. each, with proper directions for use. Agents for Newport, Messrs. PRITCHARD and THOMAS, Furniture Brokers, 44, Llanarth-street. Neat and Substantial Household Furniture, Slock-in-Trade, Sec-' FOR SALE, (Auction Duty Free.) E. PRITCHARD Has the pleasure to inform the Public that he intends offering FOR SALE BY AUCTION, On TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 and 23, THH following neat and respectable H 0 USE H 0 L D JL FURNITURE, STOCK-IN-TRADE, &c., &c., of Miss H. A. E. HOPKINS & Co., who are Removing to a smaller establishment, viz.:— STOCK, About six dozen straw and Tuscan bonnets; 300 score of straw and Tuscan plait; three dozen blocks, pressing-machine, bleach- box, &c. Shop-chest, fitted up with three straw-bins shelves; chimney shop glass show-glasses, &c. Lot of purse silk 50 yards of silk Persian, &c. FURNITURE, &c. Scroll-end hair-seat mahogany sofa covered sofa; sofa bed- stead mahogany dining table; mahogany card ditto; Pem- broke ditto; modern mahogany sideboard carpet, 18ft. by 12 stair ditto six, and one elbow mahogany hair-seat chairs 12 cane-seat ditto; two pier-glasses; 30-hour clock, with case; three German clocks steel, bronze, and other fenders fire- irons an excellent set of knives and forks, 50 pieces mahogany knife-case cheese knife; tea-urn tea-trays; 10 bird-cages warming-pan; well-finished double-barrelled gun; carpet-bag; kitchen tables six kitchen chairs; coffee-mill; jars brasses irons; tins, kettles, saucepans, &c.; two safes; salting-stone and pan; tubs, pails, buckets, steelyard capital dresser and shelves superb set of ultra-marine blue and gold china neat set ditto; cut and plain glasses well and other dishes earthen- ware beautiful wax figure of her Majesty coloured portraits of ditto, in rosewood frame. Gazetteer of England and Wales 13 vols. Robson's Dictionary iew of Ireland, &c. Capital bagatelle board, balls, cues, and mace, complete. Two four- post bedsteads and furniture three tent ditto half tester ditto palliasses two feather beds, bolsters, &c. Feather and mil- puff ditto four milpuff ditto mahogany chest of drawers, cir- cular front, quarter column; ditto painted ditto; washstands and ware; dressing-tables; four swing glasses commodes, towel-horses, bed-room chairs, &c. Also, a well-built gig, set of harness, saddle, &c.; wheelbar- row; steppers; two water casks; stone trough (nine gallons); grate; chaff-box; six pair of well-seasoned gig stocks; three pair of truck wheels and axles; lot of truck springs lot of spokes; about 500 feet of rosewood veneering; 800 feet of oak, ash, and deal boards; valuable turning-lathe, with cast-iron head stock, and back-centre; turning tools; chest of tools, &c. The Auctioneer begs to state that the whole of the above Lots are well worthy the attention of the public, and will be sold without reserve. Sale to commence at Eleven o'clock each day. 44, Commercial-street, and 44, Llanarth-street, Newport. CAERLEON VILLAGE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By order of the MORTGAGEE and Assignees of Henry Harris, late of Llanaravon, a Bankrupt, (Duty Free,) At the CROWN INN, in NEWPORT, on MONDAY, AucusT 4, 184.5, between the hours of Five and Six in the Afternoon, subject to the conditions of Sale to be then produced, the followinp: VALUABLE FREEHOLD PREMISES, IN LOTS, VIZ. :— LOT 1 A that newly-built DWELLING-HOUSE, with r\ Iron Railings, fronting the Turnpike Road leading from Caerleon to Christchureh, large Garden, Outbuildings, and Premises, adjoining, situate in the Village of Caerleon, in the Parish of Christchurch, and known as The Big House," containing, by estimation, about three quarters of an Acre, (more or less,) and formerly in the occupation of Henry Harris. These Premises may, at a small expense, be rendered fit for the residence of a genteel family. LOT 2.—TWO COTTAGES, with Slated Roofs, near Lot I, and Gardens behind, in the respective occupations of Albert Reece and John Brown. LOT 3.—TWO COTTAGES, now used as a Dwelling House and Workshop, in front of the last Lot, occupied by John Green, Shoemaker. „ LOT 4 —TWO COTTAGES, also in the V lllage of Caerleon, one in the occupation of Evan Jenkins, and Sarah Brown. LOT 5.—TWO COTTAGES, with Slated Roofs, and Gardens attached, situate on Caerleon Common, in the Parish of Llan- gattock, in the occupations of George Tomkins and Cornelius Leary.. The whole of the Property is in good repair, may be viewed by applying to the Tenants, or Mr. Wilkinson, Carpenter, Caerleon Village aud further particulars known, upon appli- cation to pHELPS, Solicitor, Newport. Dated July 10, 1845. By far the closest division of the session took place in the House of Commons on Wednesday nijht, when Mr. Macau lay moved the second reading of the bill for abolishing the religious tests which, by a law of 17) may be applied to the officers and professors of Scotch univeisities. These tests have in effect fallen into desuetude, but the Free Church movement, which has caused four hundred ministers to aban- don their manses in one day, has caused their revival. The University of St. Andrew's is about to remove Sir David Brewster from his professorship, because he has refused to take the test tendered to him. fhe speakers in favour of the bill were all regular members of the opposition, and the speakers against itaIIConservaHyes; nevertheless, whether from the absence of the usual ministerial phalanx, or from the arguments of Sir Robert Peel on the Irish University question having too well convinced some of his followers, it turned out that the ministers only obtained a majority of eight, the num- bers standing 116 to 108. Only twenty-six members voted with Sir Robert Inglis against the third reading of the new irish Colleges Bill.
RAILWAY JOBBING. The Select Committee appointed to inquire into the charges made by the South Eastern Railway Company have made their report. These passages contain the substance of it- Your committee feel it to be their duty, in the first instance, to state that nothing which has transpired leads them to suppose that the decisions of the Master General upon any of the ques- tions brought before him by the parties promoting either the Kouth-Eastern North Kent, or the London, Chatham, and Kent lines of railway, were influenced by any other than strictly public consideration. Nor has your committee any reason to suppose that any act of the Board of Ordnance was affected or influenced by the conduct of Mr. Ilignett; however well calcu- lated that conduct was to suggest the suspicions expressed in the petition of the South Eastern Railway Company. But they are of opinion that throughout these transactions expressions Mr. Hignett corruptly used the influence of his official station for the furtherance of his private pecuniary inte- rests, and has thereby rendered himself unworthy of confidence as a public officer. Your Committee, upon the evidence before them, cannot en- tertain a doubt that the paragraphs in Mr. Hignett's letter of the 3rd of Feb., 1845, which refer to Capt. Boldero and Mr. Bonham, are false. But your committee find that Capt. Boldero and Mr. Bonham have trafficked in the shares of a railway company, the progress of whose bill depended upon the consent of a pub- lic Board, of which, at the time, they were members and they arc of opinion that such transactions are inconsistent with the maintenance of that strict impartiality of conduct upon all pub- lic questions which is to be expected from every servant of the Crown, and are calculated to impair the confidence of the public in the integrity of members of Government departments. Your Committee feels the greatest regret in being obliged to direct the attention of the house to a circumstance which has been disclosed in the course of this investigation, viz., that Mr. Bonham received from the South Eastern Railway Company in the year 1836, at which time lie was a member of the House of Commons, the sum of £ 300. This sum appears to have arisen from the premium upon the sale of 100 reserved shares, which were, subsequently to the passing of the bill, appropriated to Mr. Bonham, and disposed of for his benefit. But the Committee are bound, in justice to Mr. Bonham, to add that they received no evidence to show that such gratuity was the result of any previous arrangement between Mr. Bonham and the Company. In reference to this subject, the Times says— We believe we can state that the disagreeable revelations contained in the Re- port of the Committee appointed to consider the petition of the South-eastern railway, have rendered it imperative on Captain Boldero and Mr. Bonham to resign the offices held by them in the Board of Ordnance.
The Rev. Dr. Nathan Marcus Adler was installed as Chief Rabbi over the united congregations of Jews in Great Britain, on Wednesday, at the great Synagogue in St. James's place, Aldgate. The synagogue was richly adorned for the occasion; 500 wax tapers spread a blaze of light; and 50 singers, princi- pally boys, aided the imposing ceremony. After the installa- tion, the Chief Rabbi delivered an address, in German. The Quarterly Review is the publication most intimately con- nected with the Government. Its editor, Mr. Lockhart, was lately appointed to a situation in the office of the Duchy of Lancaster, on the score of his services as editor. He is, there- fore, the paid servant of the Government; and, of course, speaks only what he is instructed to speak. The annual East Indian accounts, just presented to Parlia- ment, shew that in 1843-44, (according to a partial estimate) the total revenues of the three Presidencies and the north-west provinces amounted altogether to 18,14,94,813 Company's rupees, equal to £ 17,015,139., at the rate of 2s. per Sicca rupee. The total concurrent charges in 1843-44 amounted to 15,83,38,367 Company's rupees, equal, at the same rate, to £ 14,844,222., thus leaving a surplus on the whole account of £ 2,170,917. But the charges disbursed in England on account of the Indian territory during the same period having amounted to £ 2,944,073., a net deficit remained in the balance of the whole account amounting to £ 772,322. The net deficiencies in 1840-41, 1841-42, and 1842-43, amounted respectively to £ 1,753,247., £ 1,765,701., and £ 1,356,173. The commissioners for the reduction of the national debt state that the Treasury has certified to them that the actual surplus for the year ending April 5, 1845, was £ 6,342,485.17s and that one-fourth of it, £ 1,585,608. 19s. 3d., will be applied to the reduction of the debt. The negociations which had recommenced between the New Zealand Company and the Colonial-Office have failed. Lord Stanley rejected all the company's propositions, and when it appealed from his Lordship to Sir R. Peel, he refused to inter- fere; so that before parliament the subject must again come immediately. The Coal Trade (Port of London) Bill has passed through committee, after an ineffectual attempt on the part of several members to abolish the duty of Id. per ton now levied upon coal brought within the liberties of the city of London coast- wise or by inland navigation. SUICIDE BV A MKKCHANT IN IHK CITY.— (Frcm a Correspond- ent.)—We regret to learn that Mr. Clements, late a partner in the extensive and respectable fiim of Messrs. G. Bousfield and Co., woollen warehousemen, 60, Gracechurch-street, committed suicide during the night of Monday last. It appears that on the 25th of June last, Mr. Clements ceased to be a partner in the firm of Messrs. Bousfield and Co., for whom he also acted as tra- veller, and as such was well known throughout the provinces. We understand that in all his commercial dealing Mr. Clements was a man of unimpeachable integiitv but prior to the dissolu. tion of partnership, some unpleasant words having been uttered in the warehouse, a separation was resolved on, after a service of nearly forty years. Alter the dissolution of partnership, Mr. Clements commenced business as a woollen warehouseman, in Queen-stieet, Cheapsrde but a few days after he had taken pos- session of the premises, he seemed to be suffering from the effects of indisposition, and was recommended to proceed to the country to get a change of air. Accordingly he proceeded to Dartford, in Kent, where some of his friends reside, accompanied by his daughter. On Monday evening he left his temporary residence for the purpose of taking, as he said, a short walk in the fields. As he did not return thnt night or the next morning, inquiries were made after him, and he was found lying in a field with bis throat cut nearly from ear to ear, and quite dead, the ground being deluged with his blood. The body was removed to Dart- ford to await a coroner's inquest. The deceased has left a wi. dow and family.-Shipping Guzeite. A YOUNG LADY DROWNED AT WORTHING.—On Friday after- noon, a fatal and melancholy accident occurred to a young lady named Eaton, who was residing with her friends at 13, Sieyne, Worthing. About three o'clock, two of the Misses Eaton en. gaged a pleasure-boat for a sail on the water, of a man named Taylor, who went out to sea with them, taking a boy to assist him. At the time the boat pushed off there was a stil breeze, and the sea was rather rough. About three quauers of a mile from shore, a sudden squall capsized the boat, and the whole of the party were immersed in the water, but the whole of them succeeded in clinging to the boat, which shortly afterwards got righted, but none of them were able to regain their seats. The accident was observed by numbers from the shoie, and fortu- nately at the time the accident happened, Mr. Reynolds, who was out with his boat, was not more than a quarter of a mile off. He immediately bore down to the parties in peril, and arrived in time to rescue one of the ladies, the boatman, and a boy but, melancholy to relate, the other young lady was unable to main- tain her hold, and perished in the waves. The surviving lady was about twenty-one years of age, and she was taken in an ex- hausted state to the baths. The Missex Eaton were about to leave Worthing on the following day for London, the carriage and horses having been sent on. It is a singular fact that a small lap-dog, which the young ladies had taken on board with them, succeeded in getting on the boat on its righting, and was taken off safe. No blame is attached to the boatman. The body has not yet been found.
THE FRENCH IN ALGIERS.—MASSACRE AT DAIlRA. The Reforme gives this graphic account of the above detestable atrocity On the 18th of June the expedition arrived before the grotto of the Dahra, in which the Arabs had taken refuge; but before telling what occurred in this place, I must enter into some de- tails. The Dahra is a strange country; it is a vast plain, inter- sected with mountains hoiribly rugged, and f an isolated coni- cal shape, which are surrounded by a countiy of extraordinary fertility, producing corn, vines, and fruit trees. The houses are commodious, well built, and surrounded with gardens. The people are comfortable and rich. Twoof these hillocks are uniied by a sort of natural wall of nearly 100 metres in breadth, which crosses a very deep ravine, 'fbis wall is called the Coniera. It forms one of the largest grottoe* of the Dahia, and since the time of the 1 urks the A rabs have heie found a refuge against tyranny. The Cantera on the one side has two entrances placed, the one above the other. On the other side, there are only very narrow fissures. Colonel Pelissier drew up his column in front of the large openings. A hot fire was raised from the openings, which was answered by a fusilade from the troops, that was less effec- tive than it would otherwise ha, e ùeen from the darkness of the place. During this time the troops were liusy gathering bundles of wood and heaping up stul,ble and other rubbish. Col. Pelis- sier intended nothing less than to smoke and burn the thousands of Arabs whom he supposed to be blocked up in these subterra- nean caverns. The business commenced thecombusiibles were thrown into the ravine. File was put to them, and the fire was kept up till the evening. This occurred on the 18ih of June. On the morning of the 19th, the Arabs ventured to come out of the cavern. 'I hey came to hear the propositions of the Colonel. They were made to pass through the camp, where they could see the immense heaps prepared for their destruction, the lighted torches, &c. They returned to their caverns, there to perish with their wives, their children, and their property. The conditions made by Colonel Pelissier were so severe that they could not lis- ten to them. Then the fiie commenced. It lasted the whole day, from two o'clock, and was continued throughout the night. 1 he soldiers were kept to this de,estable work by gangs and it was, I assure you, a frightful duty for them, amidst the heart-rending cries and sounds which arose from the interior. For a long time the fire lose in a double column at the two entrances to the ca- vern; but on the 20th there only remained a mass of half-burnt and smouldering charcoal, and all sounds from the interior had ceased. It was decided that the cavern should be entered. But how can 1 paint the frightful spectacle that met our view ? The cattle, driven marl, running about wildly, and crushing every thing under their feet men and women, in attempting to fly, lying in all directions dead, being smothered by the smoke, or disembowelled by the infuriated cattle. We were obhged to take upwards of twenty steps over the heaps of the dead and the dying. A thousand persons were accumulated in this horrible dungeon, from which there was no issue. At the bottom, dead bodies were found standing, the faces of the victims being pressed against the fissures ot the rock, in the fiuitless hope of getting a mouthful of air io breathe. About seventy persons, who were still living, expired as scon as they were brought into the open air. Others died from being crushed by pieces of the rocks which were detached by the heat. A great number were found with stabs of yataghans upon their bodies. Some had a great number of wounds; and it was evident that, in the course of that diead- ful night, and in the midst of the horrible darkness, a terrible struggle had occurred, of which there were the marks. Already nearly 600 bodies have been taken out of the cavern, and there are many moie yet in it, which we have been unable to reach,- 800 men, women, and children have perished. The whole of the tribe of the Kiahs is exterminated
FRIDAY S LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 11. BANKRUPTS. William Parsley, of Woolwich, hat maker, London. Samuel Elphick,now or late of the Green Dragon, Bermond- sey street, Surrey, victualler. William Ilaward Rawe, of Portsea, currier. John Harvard, of 59, Brook-street, Bond-street, lamp-maker. William Burleigh. of Haverhill, Sufiolk, scrivener. The Forth Marine Insurance Company, now or lately of Bishopsgate-street Within, City, underwriters. John Archer Dow, of Romford, Essex, draper. Thomas Eastwood, of Brighton, grocer. John Davenport, of Little Love-lane, City, wholesale hosier. James Filbey, of Egham, licenced victualler. Joseph Thorn, of New Brentford, and Great Ealing, paper hanger. John Farrow, of Stanton, Suffolk, draper. John Shorland, of Bristol, grocer. Thomas Lovell, of Henstridge-marsh, Somersetshire, dealer. TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 15. BANKRUPTS. T. D. Taylor, oilman, Brooke-street. W. Robson, grocer, Chipping Norton, Herefordshire. H. Cooke, painter, Liverpool. > J. Lea, jun., wine-merchant, Liverpool. J. Robinson, spirit merchant Beverley, Yorkshire. B. Haigh, manufacturer, Dob-cross, Yorkshire.
THE MURDER. OF MR. PALMER AND EJoaT SEA. MEN OF H.M, SLOOP, "WASP." On the prisoners being brought up on Friday a negro slave who had obtained his freedom by touching on the British soil, was examined—At the time of the affray he was in bed, and refused. when urged to do so," to take any part in the quarrel be- tween the whites." He described the appearance of the vessel and the language used by the prisoners after theEnglish had been destroyed, and in these respects his evidence was confirmatory of that previously adduced. 1 he court committed the ten prisoners on the charge of wilful murdei on the high seas. It will be for the crown to determine whether they shall be tried at Exeter or in the Central Criminal Court. On the prisoners being committed, they appeared no way sur- prisidatthe lesult of the investigation, but rather prepared foi it. S^rva, the captain of the Echo, is suffering from great debi- lity, and was accommodated with a bed in the court. He is labor- ing under a dreadlul skin disease, the result of had air and con. finement. He exhibits a recklessness and abandonment of man- ner, as though expectant of the consequences of his diabolical crime. The cowatdly Spaniard, Majarval, who stabbed the young officer, Mr Palmer, is less desperate in appearance than some of the others. He is understood to be a native of Barce- lona, and, to use the words of a Spanish captain to whom he is known, is of a good house." Serva kept a large establishment at Rio de Janeiro. The prisoners have been removed to Exetei where the assizes commence on Saturday. It is not probable that the case will be traversed. The evidence against the pri. soneis, as regards the actual committal of the horrid crime al- leged against them, is most conclusive, the severest cross-exami- nation of the approvers (who cannot in any way be considered accomplices) was unable in the least to shake their testimony given in the examination in chief, and each afforded the strong- est corroboration of the truth of the other's statements. Unde> these circumstanees, the main line of defence, it is understood, will be very different from that at first attempted. The question of the illegality of the capture by the British. and the justifica- tion of the act of the prisoners, as under the protection of the Brazilian power, will be raised. It is said that the argoments of the counsel for the defence upon this point, will, under all the circumstances of the case, be more strongly grounded than might at first be imagined, and the ability of the gentleman who has been employed by the Spanish and Portuguese consuls at this port is a sufficient guarantee that he will make the met of the position he has advisedly taken. Even apart from the atrocity of the dreadful murders, the nationality of the point which will be raised and decided will invest the trial with an un usual interest. During the latter part of the examinallon of the prisoners before the justices, an episode occurred ot rather an in- teresting character. One of the men who was on the raft with Lieutenant Wilson, named George Steer, in answer to several questions put by the Bench and by Mr. Easilake, the crown so- licitor, stated that he caught the shark upon which they subsisted during the twenty days they were on the raft. He held his hand in the water until tie saw a shark approach. A Krooman most dexterously cut his tail off immediately it approached the surface, to present the men being swept off the raft. It was then secured by ropes and must have weighed between two and three cwt. Five of the men died of exhaustion, and the pre- servation of the otherswas most miraculous, momentarily threat- ened as they were with the breaking asunder of the raft.
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES—CONSTRUCTION OF RULES. At the request of a correspondent, we quote the following remarks of a subscriber to "the Justice of the Peace," relative to the construction of club rules, which provide that the mem- bers shall attend church on their annual feast-day, with the answer of the editor of that journal In rule 7, as amended by rule 42, and in nearly all other club rules held in U., are the following words on the members as- sembling at their general meetings or feasts, viz.:—" At the hour aforesaid every member shall at each such general meeting appear in the society's room decently attired, to pay or send his contribution of 2s. 6d. for the expense of the feast, and pro- ceed from thence to church in due order, and remain there and return in the same order, &c., or be fined 2s. 6d. each, or be expelled, and the funds of the socicty shall not sustain any portion of the expenses of the feast, except to the clerk and sexton of the church, who are to be paid 2s. 6d. each." Again, rule 8:—"Members not appearing when the clerk calls the names to proceed to church, &c" to forfeit Is. and rule 10, Chairman to observe due order by the members going and re- turning from church." Several members of these societies contend that the term church" means the established church, or any place of religious worship tolerated by law, and in some instances they have actually balloted. whether they should go to church or to a dissenting chapel, insisting that a chapel is a church in a spiritual sense, and that therefore they have a choice to go to either as a majority of members may decide, under the construction to be put upon the above rules. Now in all law proceedings, a church means the established church, and where the legislature meant to include chapels it has said so, as in the list of voters to be put on all churches and chapels," and there are no clerks or sextons in dissenting chapels. Now we submit that the words" proceed to church" mean to the es- tablished church, and that it is not only an infringement of the rules to ballot to go to church or to chapel (at the whim of a few), but an absurdity to construe the rules in any other sense. Your opinion is requested on the fair construction to be put on the rules as stated, and whether the members on those occa- sions are not nound to go to the parish church where the clubs are held, if such parish church be in repair, and there is suffi- cient room to accommodate them, as to pews, &c., and not to any other church. Several dissenting ministers uphold the members in the construction of the term "church," alleging the meaning to extend to their chapels, in these rules, thus causing confusion and dissension among the members, which their calling ought the rather to suppress than encourage. Your opinion will oblige a great many members, and AN ORIGINAL SUBSCRIBER. ANSWER. The fair and imperative construction of the rules on this point, is we think, that the members should all go to the parish church of the establishment of the parish or place in which the society holds its meetings. The word church," either in legal or popular language, is never applied to dissenting meeting- houses, or even Roman Catholic places of worship. The terms clerk and sexton," too, or at least the teftl "sexton," is con- firmative of this interpretation of the rules on the point. No meeting-houses have such such an officer as sexton, eo nomine. The word church" does not here mean, we think, any place of religious worship tolerated by law. To the meeting-house of what denomination of dissenters are all the members to go, if a meeting-house were meant ? It is quite as objectionable to a Baptist to go to an Independent meeting-house, and vice versa, (and still more to a Socinian meeting-house) as it is to go to church; and it would be impossible, where the members of the society are of different persuasions, to bring about unanimity on this point. The rules must be altered if the members can- not agree to go to a church; but they have already bound them- selves by the rules, as they at present stand, to go to the parish church of U., and it is the part of Christians, and honourable men, to continue to fulfil an engagement, till they can justly free themselves from it. The rule may be either abandoned altogether, or attendance at a meeting-house may be substi- tuted. But a rule to the latter purport would in effect confine the society to persons of the persuasion to which the meeting- house agreed upon is attached. The society had better keep and act upon the present rule, or give it up, and not substitute any other on the point.—Construction of Rules.
Her Majesty the Queen Dowager proceeded to Portsmouth on Monday, and with her train of ladies went on board the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, and in the evening landed at Ryde, and took possession of the Ryde Hotel, which has been prepared for the reception of her Majesty and suite. It has been resolved to establish a Regatta on the Severn, at Worcester, and a challenge-cup, worth eighty guineas, is to be offered as a prize for eight-oared boats. Mr. Bonham was formerly member for Harwich, and acted for several years in the capacity of Conservative whipper-in to the House of Commons. He has not had a seat in the Parlia- ment, but on the re-accession of Sir Robert Peel to office, in 1841, was again appointed storekeeper-general of the Ordnance. The emoluments of the office are said to be about JE:1,200 per annum. Captain Boldero is member for Chippenham, for which place he has been four times returned. He is married to a sister of John and Joseph Neeld, both members It Parliament, and well known for their great wealth. He has for several years held the situation of clerk of the Ordnance, the salary of which, independent of patronage pertaining to the office, is £ 1,200. The Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel, at his late rent audits at Tamworth and Fazeley, voluntarily returned 10 per cent. to his tenants on their rents then due. Lord Willoughby de Broke, at his audit, held at the Vine Inn, Stafford, on Monday last, deducted 20 per cent, from the rents of his tenantry. Mr. John Holt Stanway, one of the official assignees under the new bankruptcy act, in the Manchester District Court of Bankruptcy, has absconded, after defrauding, since 1838, the estate left under the will of Mr. Robert Scarr, of money to the amount of about £6,300. He has taken his wife and family with him, and is supposed to have gone to America. A poor fellow, named George Ingram, lost his life by light- ning, on the 4th instant, at Colinshays, Somersetshire, from having adopted the practice, not yet abandoned, of taking shelter under a tree during a thunderstorm. A companion, who was a short distance from him, escaped. The deceased has left a widow and three infant children to lament the loss of an excellent husband and kind father, thus suddenly taken from them in the prime and vigour of life. At the General Assembly of the Irish Presbyterian Church, held in Dublin, on Monday last, a memorial from Belfast was taken into consideration, praying that "reverend body to con sider the propriety of taking immediate steps to render the ministers of the communion indepeudent of all state endowment." The reverend assembly, however, decided almost unanimously. to reject the memorial, and not to throw away £ 35,000. though they were none the less opposed to any public grant to the Catholics. The schooner Liffey, of New Orleans, from Jamaica, brings an account of an avalanche on the Cordillera of the Andes. The snow descended in fearful quantities from the Parama de Rutz (which is situated on the western side of the plains of Marquita, and from 150 to 200 miles west of Bogoto,) and de- stroyed a large and populous district. It is supposed that twelve hundred lives have been sacrificed by this fearful cala- mity. THE IRON TRADE.— It is anticipated that no alteration will be made in the prices of iron at the ensuing quarterly meeting of the trade. It is difficult, in the existing stale of the iron market, to judge bow far prices are likely 10 remain as at presen'. The de- mand continues very dull, and stocks must be accumulating. The present price of bar iron is nominally £ 10 at the works, but many sales have been effected at much lower prices. The hopes of ihe trade rest very much on the demand which is expected for rail- way iron. Although it will fall far short of what was once most sanguinely looked for, and be gpiead over a much longer period, we have every reason to believe it will maintain prices at their pieseni rale. It is very desirable for the manufacturing interest of this town and neighbourhood that a steady price should be maintained and the present rates, we believe, if fully ohtained, would be remunerative to the iron manufacturer, and in no de- giee injurious to the export trade of the district. Ihe stocks of jjij iron in Scotland are unusually large, and prices extremely fluctuating, the markets being piincipulfy in the hands of specu- lators.— Birmingham Times. RAILWAY PASTORALS.—The iron hand of railway enterprise is fast tearing up by the roots all the pastoral and poetical asso- ciations of our youth, and cottages near woods, as well as mossy celta or leafy nooks, are being superseded by railway termini. Where the cow once lowed, the engine now scieams, and the pipe of tbe gentle Corydon is completely put out by the funnel of the locomotive. Phillia is sent flying by the power of steam, and the hermit of the dale is compelled to break his staff or cut his stick, 10 make way for the immense staff of officials required on the railways. What is to become of those long accustomed to a pastoral slate of existence, we are quite incapable of conjec- turing. They cannot remove themselves by certiorari to the woodlands wild or the vale sequestered Irom the hum of men; for it would indeed be a hum of the most grievous kind to en- courage them in the hope that anything in the shape of sylvan seclusion is now open to them. As we pcceive that the Isle of Dcs is to be sold out, we recommend its being taken as a colony for" Ihe pas-orally-disposed population, where the shepherd might still play variations on the flageolet to a flqck of sheep, un- disiurbed by the row incidental to every railway, Phillis might alto "go a milking," with a cage containing a couple of turtle doves in her hand, which, according to the poets, appears to have been the old pastoral practice. As to the gentle heimit of the dale, we see nothing left for him but Herne-bay, or the toll-house on Waterloo-bridge, where, since the opening of Hungerford, an anchorite, with 15s, a.week, might make himself very eora- fortable.
TO We are in arrear with some of our literary friends, whose commu- nications are destined soon to see the light. W.F." A private communication is irregular; let the complaint be made in a manly way, and above board, til the magistrates.
Tnl ES OF HIGH WATER AT NEWPORT. HIGH WATER DEPTH AT EAY8, MOAN, EVEN. DOCK OATE JULY H. M. H. M FT. IN. 20, Sunday 7 14 7 40 33 8 21, Monday, 8 2 8 26 33 9 22, Tuesday 8 46 9 5 33 0 23, Wednesday. 9 24 9 45 31 6 )4,Thursday. 10 4 10 25 29 9 25. Friday 10 43 11 2 27 6 28,Saturday. 11 17 11 30 25 7
WEEKLY CALENDAR. July 20.—Ninth Sunday after Trinity. Lessons tor the Morning Service, 1 Kings 18, John 8. Evening Service, I Kings 19,1 Timothy 5. 25.-Saint James. MOON'S AGE.-Last Quarter, July 26th, 20m. after 3 morn.
THE GENERAL ENCLOSURE ACT. WE regret to see the support given to this measure, not only by a few professing Liberals, but by some really and intrinsically good members, such as Mr. Trelawney. It has the inherent vice of all the Bills on the same subject that have preceded it. Let its authors deny it as they may, it is a piece of class legislation. It is a measure to add to the possessions of those who have, at the expense of those who have not. Some members have observed that it is a popular mistake to suppose common lands to belong to the public, but that they are held in trust for the benefit of certain parties. This is one of the platitudes which abound in public speeches. The advocates of the rights of the poorer community are under no mistake at all. They know that certain classes of persons, varying in different localities, possess certain rights of commonage; it may be grazing, or cutting fire- wood, or other advantages, to a limited or unlimited extent, free of cost, or at some small payment, as the case may be; and this they know too, that in every Enclosure Act which passes, these poorer commoners are treated with great injustice nor will any sophistry or circumlocution avail to direct them from this point. Since the passing of the first Enclosure Act, in 1710, millions of acres of common lands have been enclosed, under regulations chiefly beneficial to those who were already owners of soil, and excessively detrimental to the poor. It has been in this branch of our legislation, as in most others, the triumph of might over right and whatever the pecuniary gains which have hitherto resulted to the stronger party, the seeds of injustice have obviously produced some bitter fruit. The preference," observes Sir James Mackintosh, of partial to general interests, is the greatest public evil." It should, therefore, have been the object of the laws to repress this malady; but it has been their per- petual tendency to aggravate it. Not content with the inevitable inequality of fortune, they have super- added to ic, honorary and political distinctions. Not content with the inevitable tendency of the wealthy to combine, they have embodied them in classes. They have justified these conspiracies against the general interest, which they ought to have resisted, though they cannot disarm. Laws, it is said, cannot equalize men. No but ought they for that reason to aggravate the inequality which they cannot cure ?" To the Enclosure Acts these sentiments are strictly applicable. There are Counties in the Principality to which the remarks might be directed, but we con- fess we see little cause of complaint in our immediate neighbourhood if anything of the kind occurred, the MERLIN should not spare friend or foe. Lord Palmerston's argument, that the effect of the Act now before the House, would be to find perma- nent employment for 200,000 Agricultural labourers, and that therefore it ought to be called a Bill for 0 improving their condition, is, with all deference to that nobleman, mere twaddle. His Lordship is a first-rate debater, and may have a great amount of knowledge about foreign countries, but, like the majority of our Legislators, he knows but little about the condition of the masses of his countrymen. Besides, there is an injustice about the observation which condemns it at once. Would Lord Palmerston, supposing him for a moment to be poor, consent to give up a life right, in order to receive, not an annuity of the same value, which would be fair, but -wages for labour, kindly promised to be given to him ? The thing is quite absurd none but the helpless poor would be insulted by such an offer. — ♦-
TESTS IN THE SCOTCH AND IRISH UNIVERSITIES. NOT long since, Mr. Christie brought before the House of Commons the subject of the Tests in the great English Universities and now Mr. Ruther- ford and Captain Osborne have taken a similar step with regard to those in the Universities of Scotland and Ireland. A declaration of belief in the doctrines of the Established Church of Scotland is required by statute in the Universities of that Country being imposed, as the old documents assert, "for the safety of the Church, and the prosperity of the University." By the Act of Union, all the rights of the Kirk were to remain entire; and this piece of exclusiveness is asserted to be one of them. Mr. Macaulay forcibly remarked upon this point, that the Patronage Act of 1712, and the secession of the Free Church, had so changed the Establishment, that it was only in name the representative of that which existed at the Union, all the characteristics of which (except State Endow- ments) the Free Church now possessed. The inconsistency of supporting, on this occasion, regulations which they so positively refused to adopt in their measure for Irish Colleges, put Ministers into a really pitiable position. The best excuse which the Premier and the Home Secretary could make for themselves and their colleagues, in this predicament, was, that the New Colleges were intended for the Laity, whereas these were for the Clergy and therefore an Ecclesiastical Test was desirable. Yet Sir James Graham, in the Irish debates, had refused any restrictions upon the tutors, on the express ground that They had tried the experiment of Tests in the University of Edinburgh, and that there they had been disused for many years. Sir James (we lately saw one of the inimitable carricatures of Punch, depicting the Home Secretary as a luckless urchin, bespattered with mire, and scolded by the Premier for falling into scrapes,) who is always getting into trouble, also asserted in the debate on Mr. Macaulay's motion, that these Tests were not directed against Episcopalianism, but Soci.iianism, Arianism, and the errors of Popery. Now this, Master Jamie, in the first place is histori- cally false. The hatred of the Scotch to Prelacy in all its forms, has been notorious for centuries, and it was Protestant Episcopalianism which the Covenanters resisted unto the death. Besides it is idle to attempt to cloak a practical evil by a reference to intention. Episcopalians are excluded, and, what is worse, the great body of the Scottish Church itself, because, in its view of primitive Christianity, it has burst the bands of State control, is excluded also. Upon the moral effect of such tests, we need not expatiate, since, unhappily, it has been but too strongly illustrated in this country. It was seen in the Test and Corporation Acts, which Sir Robert Peel abolished when in office with the Duke of Wellington—another instance of the want of any settled principle which characterises him as a minister. It was shown, as Lord John Russell observed, in the fact of the infidels Hume, Gibbon, and Bollingbroke having all held offices which required subscription to tenets they disbelieved and ridiculed and, more re- cently it was illustrated by the fact mentioned by Sir George Grey, that the late Sir D. Sandford, though an Episcopalian, signed, that he might obtain a Greek scholarship, a declaration of assent to the doctrines of a prelacy«denouncing Church. And, on the other hand, Sir David Brewster resigned the place of the Principal of St. Andrew's College, Edin- burgh, rather than be guilty of a similar departure from principle. Thus the scrupulously conscientious are rejected while men do not scruple to subscribe to what they do not believe, are received. In Ireland, those who would share in the emolu- ments of the Dublin University, must declare their adherence to another and different Church, which the same Government establishes and maintains in that part of the kingdom. Here the principal argument is, that it is a Pro- testant foundation, and that it was instituted too, for only one form of Protestanism, viz., that which is established. These assertions were not at all supported by ev dence and besides, the argument proves too mud for, if it be sound, why are Catholics admitted study, and to enjoy literary advantages ? Nor shoui it be forgotten, in this view of the case, that the vet revenues here illiberally applied, were those of tl estates of the Catholic Earl of Desmond, confiscate like many others, for resistance to wide-spread an ruthless oppression and that the very site of Trinit College, Dublin, is that once occupied by the Catht lie Convent of All-Hallows. If the public are not to be admitted without dil tinction to these Colleges, the grants from the publi revenues ought, in common justice, to be withdravff The educated Protestant mind of both countries see the anomaly, and denounces the narrow policy <1 religious exclusiveness.
REGISTRATION. j The 20th of July being the last day for sending I claims for County Votes, those who wish to retair the high constitutional privilege Of the Franchist should make their claims before this week close upon them. Let every County in the Principality be prepared for contingencies. The 20th being alSI, the last day for paying Poor Rates and Assesses Taxes due the 6th of April, they should be paid ol Saturday. <' T LOCAL liVTELLlGEXCE.
NEWPORT AND PONTYPOOL RAILWAY.—The Bill for til. formation of this line has passed the committee of the House o Lords, and consequently the matter is now settled, as far as legislation is concerned. The clause empowering sale remains intact. A HORSE KILLED.—This morning (Friday), a.S( a horse, belonging to Mr. Charlet Jenkins, of Cross-streetj ridden by a boy. was passing the tram-road in that street, S became restive, and ran away at a furious speed. The pooi animal was blind, and on reaching a wall near the Hope anj, J Anchor, the boy being unable to restrain it, dashed its heal with such violence against the angle of the wall that it smashet its brains out. The boy escaped without injury, and the horsl was released from the torture of a lingering death by bein) immediately stabbed. ROBBERY.—On Thursday evening last, whilsi the mate and part of the crew of the ship Alice, now lying iv Newport Dock, were drinking at the Six Bells, beer house, it Corn-street, a quarrel took place between the mate and a lllan. named Matthews, a hawker, who was also drinking in the hollsl at the time. The brawlers, becoming pugnacious, resolved upot deciding the dispute by an "appeal to arms," when the matt took off his waistcoat, his watch being in the pocket, and handeO it to a boy who was standing near, to take care of for him. The boy placed it in the bar, and left it there. The conflict being concluded, the hawker went into the bar, and soon after left the house, going to the Great Britain, a beer house, in the same street. As soon as the watch was missed, P.C. Huxtable was sent for; he searched Matthews, but could not find the watcb. The utmost vigilance is being used to detect the thief. We find from an adveitisement in another column, that the Newport Library has again been offering rich treat to the lovers of light literature; we hope the spirited proprietor will meet with the encouragement he deserves. NEWPORT CATTLE MARKET,—WEONESDAY, JULY 16. Price per lb. to sink the ofiah s. d. s. d. j 1 Beasts 0 0 to 0 6 Sheep 0 6 0 Lalnus 0 0 0 6J Calves 05..06 Pigs (per score) 7 0 •• 7 6 1 he market this week was pretty well supplied with beef for the time of year. there being 20 fat beasts from Ireland, im- ported by Mr. Thomas Murphy, in addition to the grass-fed cattle from the low lands, which now begin to make their ap- pearance and some of which, on this occasion, were of very good quality Sheep and lambs still continue to be rather limited in supply, in consequence of the great quantity re- quired forthe hills, from which many substantial buyers attend the market weekly. Bristol butchers were also purchasers, and a clearance of all fat stock was effected early in the day. Store cattle has improved much in demand and price the last two markets, and pigs still find customers without difficulty. A few horses made their appearance, but of a very inferior stamp. Stout cobs and hill ponies would do well at this mart.
ODDFELLOWSHIP. The anniversary of this beneficent and ancient order took place on Wednesday last, and was celebrated with more than, usual eclat. The day was delightfully fine, and the inhabitants generally, appeared on the qui vive from an early hour. The banners of the different lodges floated in the gentle breeze from head-quarters and the other stations of the other sections; whilst from ropes extended across the street from the council house to the opposite premises, was displayed a rainbow of many coloured flags. About eleven o'clock the members began to collect from va- rious directions, at the Town-hall, well dressed, and wearing the handsome decorations of the order, soon after which the procession was formed, in the following order :— Sword Bearers. Band. Banner, Arms of the Order. Prince of Wales Lodge. Rock of Hope Lodge. Dispensation of the Trefdith Castle Lodge. White Flags. Brethren of the White Degree. Secretary of the Trefdith Castle Lodge. Blue Flags. ° Brethren of the Blue Degree. j Secretary of the Temple of Peace Lodge. Banner, Royal Arms. Dispensation of the Temple of Peace Lodge. Scarlet Flags. Brethren of the Scarlet Degree. 1 Y.G. of the Trefdith Castle Lodge. I Brethren of the Scarlet Degree. 1 V.G. of the Temple of Peace Lodge. Gold Flags. Brethren of the Gold Degree. N.G. of the Trefdith Castle Lodge. Brethren of the Gold Degree. N.G. of the Temple of Peace Lodge. j Past Grands. I Past District Officers. Surgeons and Ministers. The Officers of the Newport District. From the Town-hall they marched, their excellent band playing lively airs to the Newport docks thence back to St. Paul's church, where they heard divine service, and an excellent and appropriate sermon, by the Rev. John Davis, who chose his text from Psalm cxxxiii, 1. On leaving St. Pauls, they pro- ceeded to the beautiful grounds of King's Hill, by the kind permission of Mr Hughes, where the band played for some time, and where three cheers were given for the politeness ex- perienced on the occasion They then marched down Stow-lnll, over the bridge, and back again to the Town-hall where a sumptuous dinner was laid by the hostess of the Bush inn. The room was very handsomely decorated by a profusion of evergreens and flowers, freely given from Llantarnam Abbey by Mr. Blewitt; and flags with appropriate mottoes appeared around the walls. Here the "Temple of Peace," and Tref- dith Castle lodges dined. A large number of the brethren sat down, and the Mayor and other gentlemen were specially invited guests to the banquet. Mr. Baker, C.S. of the Newport district, performed the duties of chairman with very considerable ability, and as much order and decorum was observed as at any dinner at the Crown and Anchor, or any other of the great hotels. After the good things were discussed, "The Queen," "Prince Albert," and "The Queen Dowager," (an especial patroness of the Order,) were given from the chair, and received with warm demonstrations of loyalty. The health of the Mayor, the first of the local toasts, being received with the most flattering manifestations of favour that gentleman addressed the meeting, in a speech of which we are enabled to give merely the substance. He felt much honouKed- and exceedingly thankful for the very handsome and compli, mentary manner in which the toast had been received and did not consider it a condescension, as had been stated by their president, for a person in his official position, to accept the invi- tation, and come amongst honest men and good subjects. An admirable spectacle presented itself before him that day—a gathering together, for the enjoyment of social intercourse, of an Order, the distinguishing characteristics of which are friendly brotherhood and charity. (Cheers.) The desire of union was planted in the human breast by the Eternal Being, for the wisest of purposes, and when unions and combined efforts are directed by sound reason and regulated by whole- some laws, they were the fruiftul and perennial source of the most exalted virtues, and of the most comprehensive good. Man, like the generous vine, supported lives, The strength he gains is by the embrace he gives." (Much cheering.) True religion, from the superior excellencies) of its motives, exalts human nature; it would render man- kind one family of friends by the sublime duties of mutual love, obedience to the laws of God, and respect for those in li- gitimate authority. However multifarious^ arid diversified polemical creeds may be, or however conflicting abstract opi- nions are found, it must be admitted, that the sentiment of the bard is as true as ti is poetical- fn failh and hope the world may disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity." (Cheers.) Are not these principles recognised by your Order ? (Yes, yes; and loud cheering.) It is recorded of an Apostle beloved by the Saviour, that after his divine master had left the world which he came mercifully to redeem, this servant of the Most High, when age and infirmity came upon him, went from hcuse to house, to pj oicil the Gospel, and that his sermons were composed of but three words-" Love one another but, though brief the exhortation, oh how comprehensive was the sentiment: in it is comprised the whole code of our relative duties in this life. (Cheers.) He felt infinitely more gratified by having the pleasure of being present at this celebration of the anniversav, than if he were one of those assembled to commemorate'what is called a glorious vlctory—an event in which, even under the most "brilnan circumstances,demoniac passions hold their fell and unrestrained carnival of death- in which the revolting spectacle 1S °f man falling by the hand of a brother—in which m g ed heaps of beings made in the image of God's own Peerlessly flung into the earth, In one red burial blent, and for what r For the laurel wreath! Will it e so'dier's grave ? will it bear fruit for the sustentation of his widow and orphans? He would rather honor the sold ers of the Temple of Peace,who heal the seared heart of n^fortune-wh0 visit the fatherless and widow in their affliction, and who seek no better achievements than the triumphs of humanity He wished prosperity to the admirable Order, and gave a toast-" May the goodly tree of friendly brotherhood take loot as it were m the holy moun- tain,' adorning and essing this fine county, by its branches and its fruits." (Loud and prolonged cheers, the band playing, Hail Smiling Morn. ) f J 6 The health of the efficient Chairman was given, and responded to by the hearty plaudits of the meeting. The Surgeons and other officers were likewise toasted, after which Mr- Mc Farlane made the following financial state- ment Report of Financial Accounts of Temple of Peace and Trefdith Castle Lodges for the year 1845. Amount ot bodge i-unds, (Temple of Peace).. £ 370 0 0 Being an increase 1n the present year of. 117 10 1 Lodge Funds (Trefdith Castle) 26116 7 Being an increase of 4,5 J 6 7 Toast-" The independent Order of Odd Fellows of the Man- chester Lmty. Responded to by.V.G. Samuel McFarlane, who said,-In rising- to reply to this toast, I must beg to claim your kind in- dulgence, as any lengthened attempt of mine (being, as you all know, a plain-spoken man,) after the beautiful and really eotical language of his worship the mayor, and others who