'GRAND CONCERT. The celebrated Braham, and his two talented sons paid a pro- fessional visit to Newport, on Tuesday last; and his concert at the great room of our Town Hall, on the evening of that day; was brilliantly and very numerously attended. Many persons of our neighbourhood had never before heard the marvellous bard,who, for upwards of half a century, has had no rival near his lyrical throne, and whose extraordinary powers have been heard with wonder and admiration, in the chief capitals of Europe they gladly came to embrace the fa- vourable opportunity, whilst others, who have often previously been delighted by his strains, were happy to hail the veteran yocalist amongst them. His sons of song (pupils) Messrs Charles and Hamilton Braham, evinced talents worthy of so great a sire, the first gen- tleman gifted with a rich, flexible and mellifluous tenor voice. nd the other a bass of no orninary power and compass, won g (den opinions, making a most favourable and lasting impres- si n on their audience. The evening's entertainment consisted of two parts, the fist sacred, and the second miscellaneous, the whole judiciously selected and several of the songs furnished a treat of the most charming and exquisite kind. The concert commenced with the recitative Deeper and deeper still," and the air "Waft her Angels"—here the ma- jestic solidity—the dignified flow of sound harmony, whi#i we are accustomed to hear from the immortal works of the profound Handel were well expressed by the energy of the singer. This was followed by Lord Remember David," from the same great master, by Mr. C. Braham, in which that gentleman proved himself a vocalist of the first class, possessing an ex- pressive and finished style,—here there was no ostentatious parade of elaborate science, or efforts to produce effect; the strain was simple, though elegant and chaste, exquisitely pleas- mg, and purely scientific without pedantry whilst the quiet accompaniment .by Mr. Braham, was judiciously calculated to pve full opportunity for the expression of the singer's correct tiste. ° We next maiked for particular notice, what proved one of the brightest gems of the evening's performance a delicious ballad by the late lamented Mrs. Hemans, sung by Mr. Braham the music by Nelson so pathethic and beautiful is the poetry that we are induced to give our reader another opportunity of'dwell- on Its charms :— 1 hear thee speak of the better Jand, Thou call'st its children a happy band; Mother, Oh where is Ihat radiant shore, Shall we not seek it and weep no more? Is it where the flower of (he orange blows, And the fire-flies dance in the myrtle boughs 1" Not there; not there, my child." Jg it where the feathery palm-Irees rise, And the date trrows ripe under sunny skies Or midst the green islands of glitfering seas, Where fragrant forests perfume the breeze. And strange briaht birds, on their starry wings, Eear the rich hues of all gloiious things?" Not there not there, my child." Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy; Ear hath not heard its deep songs of joy Dreams cannot picture a world so fair, Sorrow and death may corne not there; Time may not breathe on its faultless bloom, Far beyond the clouds and beyond the tomb- r It's there; it is there, my child." •' tTlynelody is simple, chaste, and full of pathos and expres- ion..Braham has often astonished, but never delighted us more, prith1 "• sweet little lyric,which was exquisitely articulated; feel Sn^ is not t0° Powerful aT1 expressfon to pourtray the lnp evinced by the audience on the occasion, it was unani- ya-encored> and upon its repetition, given, if possible, with X,1°(rf efff t than at first. fcam o j In infancy our hopes and fears," by Mr. Bra- the <= • Ir Chas- Braham was also most deservedly encored— i science and execution were quite electrifying—here the con- summate knowledge of effect on the part of Mr. Braham, and TuthSU<;Cessful instruction of his pupil, were well evidenced. £ 1Ur s sublime hvmn, sung with impressive energy by Mr. Tham'i c!osed the first part. Me 8 n'red glee of^the Red Cross Knight," by the three ssrs. Braham was well calculated to develope the peculiar a ents of each. Mr. Hamilton Braham's fine sonorous voice tt ^jch admired on this occasion; next came Braham's own evijfaT Nelson," and here the veteran is some passages T ° th°se inimitable powers of sublimity and feeling which jy.e sPl°ng delighted the musical world. r"arnilton Braham gave Rossini's Ye tormentors," with our» the enharmonic transitions, shewed a masterly an? and playfulness, and he was rapturously applauded, e lavourite song by Balfe, "When other lips and other carts, followed by Air. Chas. Braham, in which, his melli- uent voice and beautiful expression called down an unanimous > encore. The tear fell gently from her eye," also by Mr. Chas. B' j, was charmingly executed, summoning up those poetical thought and brilliant fancies, which, Before the eye in beauty's brightness rise( And hovering, soar seductive to the skies. Bruce's Address," and the "Bay of Biscay," by the veteran ■vocalist concluded the evening's entertainments, bat, ext c dinarv as are Mr. Braham's powers at this period of his long extended and bright career, the capabilities which made those ■ongs peculiarly his own, ere the evening shades began to pre- vail which obscure the meridian splendour of his %oice, camiot now be expected and, it will be well to leave his past achiev e- ments in Scots wha hae" and Loud roared the dreadful thunder as great points in musical history. Upon the whole, Perhaps an audience never left a concert room with more agree- sensations, and more completely gratified than did the assem- blage at our Town Hall on Tueday evening last.
PONTYPOOL. HTROCIOUS REVENGE.—On Friday se'nnight, a young woman, 17 years of age. the daughter ofGeo. VVolli- field, employed at the tin works belonging to C. H. Leigh, Esq., at Pontymoil, was practising singing with two or three other young girls, during the breakfast hour, a fellow named William Bird, employed in the same work, as pickler, not having mutsic in his soul, told them not to keep on singing there, and accompanied the remark with a dash of water over the girl, which was returned with a slight sprinkling from her the consequence was, the villain was so exasperated that he took hold of a vessel hotding about three pints of pickle (mu- riatic acid), and threw the contents over the poor young crea- ture, some of which went into her ear, and over her face, neck, and head. The sufferer endured excruciating torture all that day and night, but was at length relieved by the skilful treatment of Mr. Essex, surgeon to the works, and we are ) 'liappy to say the girl is now fast recovering from the effects of the savage outrage although her person is much disfigured, and her clothes and hair were completely destroyed from the effects of the strong acid. DROWNING.—On Sunday last, a little boy, about four years of age, the son of John Edmonds, living at the iron house, Poniymoil, fell into the canal at that place, and unfortunately was drowned. On Tuesday last, Rees Rees, a shoemaker's son, about twelve years of age, residing at Sowhill, Pontypool, .attempted to make a looting upon some frail stuff that was floating down a current of water at Pontymoil, when he was precipitated into the stiearn, and before assistance could be procured, he sunk to rise no more. His body was afterwards found floated down to the river.
MONMOUTH. On Wednesday, a poor fellow, named Samuel Lewi., of the Kiwrun-hill, Monmouth, w in bt working at the Stanton quarry, had his leg, thigh and "Bjt b~ken by the fall of a portion of the quarry from height above Inm. 1 he unfortunate man has a wile and ou re thus deprived for a long period of their m suppoit. On Wednesday evening, a son of Mr. Pnchard, °fthe Robin Hood, Monnow-street, who had jump«?d UP™ the hind stepper of a gig fly, which was pr vehicle street, was thrown from his position by thewlll^e before catching his pinafore, and was dragged some broken jhe driver discovered him. Fortunately no bo howels hut the little fellow was much bruised on his head TROTTING MATCH.—On Wednesday last, a 'rotting match, for £ 50 a side, came off on the Rockne -10a -Mohmouth, between a horse of Mr. Prothero and a mar Mr. Watkins, of the Bottom Farm. The match excited a good deal of interest, as was manifested by the crowds oi spec- tators lining the road between Monmouth and Rockfield. The distance was two miles. Burford rode Mr. Prothero's horse, and Mr. Watkins rode his own. The start having been given, the horses commenced at a slapping pace, but had not pro- ceeded far when the mare broke her trot, which she again repeated, and thus allowed her rival to beat her by upwards of two hundred yards. The time occupied was seven minutes and'y, half. A dinner afterwards took place at the Bell Inn, which was attended by upwards of thirty sporting guests. On Monday last, a tramping fellow undertook, pr a trifling wager, to pick up 100 stones, each a yard apart, joTi the Dixton-road, and to return with each to the place of starting within an hour. He accomplished his feat some mi* lutes within the time. A little child, in attempting to climb over a stile near the spot, fell and broke its arm. On Monday last, John Jones was selected by the court of haberdashers to fill the almshouse vacant at Mon- mouth by the death of the late Mr. Coles. Some dissatisfac- tion and surprise has been expressed attheretuin made by the Town Council of John Jones to the court, as it seems he was neither a householder nor a parishioner of the town. On Thursday and Friday week, considerable sensation was caused atMonmourh, by a report that a boy and girl, of the ages of seven and three years, the children of poor parents, named Dobbs, living at the Buckholt, had been lost in the wood in that place. It appears that the little crea- tures had followed other children into the wood to pick straw- berries, and they were not missed until their companions had returned. The Buckholt wood is extiemely dihcult to tra- verse, so that those only who are intimately acquainted with its mazes can safely find their way through it without much loss of time. Immediate search was made for the little ones, until the darkness of the night, and the pelting of a heavy storm, which continued until the morning, rendered further effort useless. The search was renewed at the dawn of day by all the neighbours of the surrounding parts but it was not until four o'clock in the evening that the poor children were found lying on the ground near a hedge, in an exhausted state, having been in the wood upwards of thirty hours, without sus- tenance, and exposed to the storm of "the preceding night. The little sufferers were soon restored to their nearly heart- broken parents, and the proper means being cautiously used for their revival, they are now doing weil. It will be seen by a reference to our advertising columns, that splendid coloured engravings of the late Here. ford.hire and Monmouthshire Grand HuntSteepte Chase are now published. Me understand that the engravings are very faithful representations of that spirited contest.
ABERGAVENNY. THE NEW FAIR.—A fair has been established, to be held in July. The first, of the scries took place on Tues- day last; but had it not been for one or two gingerbread standings, no one could have imagined that the show of horses, ca'tle, Xx., was intended to represent a fair,—indeed it was unusually small fur even a market. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A frightful accident, fatal in its results, occurred at Llanover, a few days ago, to Mr. Edwards, a farmer, in that parish, as he was getting over a hedge. Having a loaded gun in his hand, a bramble got twisted round the trigger, and caused the gun to explode, when, melancholy to relate, the contents lodged in the unfor- tunate man's hody, causing instantaneous death. An inquest was held, and a verdict of "k Accidental death" returned. BIBLE MEETINGS.—On Monday, the 7th inst., a meeting in behalf of the Bible Society was heid in the Free Grammar School-room. Abergavenny, at which Sir Digby Mackworth presided' The meeting was ably addressed by the Chairman, and the Revds. H. 13unn, il. Peake, and J. Griffiths and also by the Rev. Philip Kent, who attended as a deputation from the parent society. The rev. orators gave most encouraging and interesting accounts of the operations of the society during the past year, especially on the Continent. The meeting was well attended, and good collection made at the close. Similar meetings were also held in the same week at Crickhowell, Clydach, and Pontypool, and, we hear, with favourable results.
CHEPSTOW. We have received a schedule of prizes to be given by the Chepstow United Horticultural Society, in the Castle, on the 14th September next, and it is with much plea- sure we observe the very liberal rewards in store for the suc- cessful competitors. The honorary secretary has already re- ceived intimation of the intention of many celebrated amateurs and nurserymen entering the lists on that day. ACCIDENT.—On Monday last, a man, named Blower. whilo engaged in painting a part cf a vessel in our river, feel a depth of 40 feet to the bottom of the hold. His leg was broken in two places, his nose completely severed from his face, and the unfortunate man was otherwise much injured. He is under medical treatment, but it is feared his injuries put him beyond hope in this world. The accident arose from the ladder on which he was at work breaking short off. BRAHAM AT CHEPSTOW. Prince of Song ——" Yau ne'er may see his like again." BURLETTA OF MIDAS. Once more we have seen and heard the magnus Apollo of Song-the veritable Braham. At our Assembly Room, on Wednesday evening, assisted bv his sons, Messrs. Charles and Hamilton Braham, he delighted a small, but fashionable auditory, with his "notes of sweetness." Many who at- tended had only heard of the gifted singer by name, conse- quently, they felt highly gratified. They saw before them a man of three score years and ten his hne tones hardly impaired by time,—betraying no trepidation, so natural in advanced age- His voice still big and round Ko whistling in the sound." but firm and self-possessed as in davs long past. It is lealU surprising how this singer has managed to preserve his fine organ of sound to such a lengthened period. It is not necessaiy to dwell on the various pieces selected for the evening's amusement; suffice it to say, all went off well. "Revenge, Timotheus cries," sung by H. Braham, was encored, as was "O summer night!" by C' Braham and the closing song, J he Bay of Biscay, O which last was giyen with all the spirit and feeling of his younger days. It is now about 47 years since we first heard Braham sing at the Gloster Music Meeting he then stood side by side with Bartleman, Harrison, Knyvett, Madame Mara, and a relative of our own (then a chorister] in the Cathedral). On that occasion the late Duke of Norfolk was present, clad in his usual suit of iron gray. He was leaning against a pillar in the old bootstall, where the evening concerts were then held; and when Madame Mara had finished her favourite song of "Mad Bess," he vociferated encore lustily. Not being ac- quainted with the person of his grace, we set him down for some plain farmer who had by chance found his way to the concert; but this mistake was soon afterwards corre cted* Braham first appeared at the Royalty Theatre, when John Palmer opened that house without a licence from the Lord Chamberlain the performers at that period were adjudged to be "vagabonds" under act of Parliament, and very un- pleasant pi oceedings took place as regarded the members of Palmer's company. However, Master Abraham, having been well instructed by the celebrated Leoni, was received by the public with great applause. The Goldsmids also patronised him at this period, and he became a teacher of the pianoforte. In 1794, he took lessons from Roinzini, at Batli, and per- formed at the concerts in that city. In 179(5. lIe was engaged by Storace to sing at Drury-lane for a limited number of nights. His friends, enraptured with the great capabilities of his voice, now advised him to proceed to Italy for improve- ment he did so. visiting Paris, Milan, Genoa, Leghorn, &c., and was received everywhere with rapture. In 1801, we found ourselves one evening in the autumn, fast wedged in the pit of Covent Garden Theatre the house was full to overflowing. The pupil of Leoni was there, dashing away as Prince Orlando, in the cabinet. This piece had a run of seventy or eighty nights, owing principally to the po pularityof "The Beauriful Mau j" "Fair Ellen;" and the celebratl d polacca, "No more by sorrow," all of which Braham made his own, as no rival performers could give the songs with such effect. Previously to Braham's return from Italy, Incledon had reigned supreme as a genuine English singer; he excelled in such songs as "The Storm," "Biack Eyed Susan," "Sally in our Alley." &c. It may therefore be supposed that he was not well pleased when so powerful a rival entered the arena he used to go about exclaiming. "They have brought out a Jew against me," and it was long before he could be recon- ciled to Braham. But when the English Fleet was produced, the rivals joined in the duet of All's Well, animosity was buried in oblivion, and they worked pleasantly together after- wards. Incledon, however, used to boast that he beat Bia- ham in the lower notes of this song. These fine vocalists rattled away together in "Gallop on gaily," and such hh pieces, enrapturing the town with their different styles of singing. When Braham first appeared as an actor on the stage, his manner was stiff and constrained he did not seem to know what to do with liisf hands when engaged in dialogue, but he improved by practice and finally became a very respectable performer. Being a good composer and pianist he has adapted many songs to his own peculiar voice, hence few singeis can trench upon them. It is said his ear is so very coiiect, that he knows in an instant, when his intonation is a little inaccurate;, and then his mode of continuing to give as much breadth to that tone as though it were perfect, shows the consummate mastery of his art." Mr. Harris, the Covent Garden manager made a good hit 111 receiving the services of Braham. On Saturday nights during the season, the pit and gallery were crammed to suffo- cation by his Hebrew admirers. St. Mary axe. the Minories, &c., were deserted on that night for Covent Garden and Braham. Have you heard Braham ?" was the general en- quiry amongstjthem. If the party questioned, answered in the negative, he was per force hurried away to ihe theatre on the above night. But it is in sacred music that Braham so much excels. For many years no musical festival was considered as complete unless he was present. Who that has ever heard the opening of the Messiah —" Comfort ye my people," He was des- pised," &c.. can forget the fine tone and feeling displayed by the accomplished singer. in the anthem usualty sung on the first day of the music meetings He delivered the poor that cried," he was equally effective. During an almost uninterrupted tide of success as a public singer for many years, it was supposed thatjBraham had real ised a large fortune, and so he had. Unfortunately he was seized with the mania of becoming a manager (after having decried such a speculation at different period -of his life); and having obtained the sanction of his Majesty, he opened the St. James's Theatre for operas; and also the Colloseum for evening concerts and balls. Both proving failures, after sinking large sums, he relinquished his speculations, and, to recruit his finances, saiied for America, where he was received with rapture. He is understood to have gained a considerable sum in the United States. h We hope that the profits the veteran is now making by his pro essional tour through the provinces will enable him to rest beneath 1 his laurels It is quite time lit should retire, now -.11 f6'I13?-re e aSe when the strength of man gene- rally fails him. He was born about the vear 1775- Chepstow, July 15th. J84o. Y Q. The duke was very fo^u7^^T~Many years backth^ meetings of the three choirs of n„ ^iaiiy jeais uant uie Hereford, had well nigh been given u f6" orce8ter^'d clerical stewards declining to act, as fearini, ^"ehScv in it he expenses, which they were expected to make UD Tffc ni.I D time for holding the meeting at Hereford had elapsed, when his Grace exerted himself to procure the attendance of leading men of the country at his seat, Hom l.acev He impressed upon them the stigma that would attach to their aeiglibour- hood if Hereford were the first to give up the ancient meeting, offering to find three lay stewards If the clergy provided three from their body. This was agreed to; and the Duke havin- summoned Braham and other eminent performers to the above ssat, the festival took place as usual, although three weeks after the accustomed time. BRISTOL AND SOUTH WALES JUNCTION RAILWAY. EX- TENSION LINE TO MONMOUTH.—The manner in which the Parliamentary proceedings under the South Wales Railway Bill have been lately reported is calculated to create an erroneous impression of that company s plans. It is stated that they have obtained a preamble for a bill to make a railway to Chepstow with a branch to Monmouth, instead of which it should have been with a branch from Newport to Monmouth," that being the branch which the South Wales Company take power to con- •twi
TOWN-HALL, MONDAY, JFLY 14. Present—Edward Dowling, Esq., Mayor. Wm. Davis was brought up, charged, on the information of Mr. Richards, the Harbour Master, with throwing ballast from the stage of the Beaufort Wharf into the Csk, an offence ofaserious nature as tending to obstruct the navigation of the river. The case was clearly proved by Captain Richards, and the defendant, appearing to regret his conduct, the Mayor, having commented on the serious consequences attending such practices, and, having expre-sed his belief that the renters of the wharf were not cognizant of the fact, Wm. Davis, on his solemn promise not to repeat the offence, was fined only 5s. and costs. Thos. burke also appeared under a similar charge, com- muted at the same wharf, and his eyrs Iwing opened to the seriousness of such illegal conduct, and Mr. Phillpotts, who appeared for both defendants, having spoken in mitigation, Tom Burke, who seemed not the counterpart of Tom Burke, of ours," was also mulcted to the crown and costs. The Mayor commended the vigilance of the harbour master, and hoped that the smallness of the fines on the present occa- sion would not cause any relaxation in the discharge of his important and responsible duties. Sarah Venn, an unhappy victim to inordinate potions of pin, and who, under its maddening influence, spoils marital felicity and disorders domestic economy, treating her husband as if he was Ify no means her liege lord, and macadamising the tea tackle and every fragile article in her house, made her third appearance at the bar to answer a charge of the police for jumping Jim Crow and sundiv other capers in the streets, quite repugnant to a sense of female propriety, and with screaming murder when peaceably taken hold of to go home, after which she became so utterly intractable and outrageous that the force were obliged to convey her Oil the stretcher to the Watch-house, from the neighbourhood of which sleep was quite banished, in consequence of the bowlings and antics of the prisoner. Fined :!s. tiJ. and costs, which, not being able to obtain from her husband, she said she would shoe him in Doctors' (Join tnons. Threejboys were severally dealt with for precocious drunk- enness and noisy conduct, in Commercial street, on Sunday evening. Their fathers were sent for by the Mayor, and a rigid pro- mise was given by them that they would for the future look more closely to the morals of their bovs.
THURSDAY, JULY 17. Present—Edward Dowling (Mayor), T. Hawkins, and T. Hughes, Esq. This being a special sessions, called for the purpose of en- forcing £6JÔ., from the overseers of the poor, for the borough of Newport, as a contribution to the Newport Poor Law Union, Messrs. E. Y. Jenkins, Philip John, and T. B. Batchelor, ovei- seers, appeared to answer the application. Oil being called upon to shew cause why the money had not been paid, Mr. T. B. Batchelor rose, and stated that a collector was appointed, over whom they had no control. That he (Mr. Batelielor) had never had any money belonging to the poor rates of the borough, and that he did not see how he could be made re. sponsible. He said, he, for one overseer, would not advance money; he couht not afford it, and he considered it injustice to require him to do so. lie concluded by making application to the court, to adjourn the case until Monday, in order to give him an opportunity to meet the Board of Guardians on Saturday. Messrs. John and Jenkins stated they were ready to advance money, to make up the deficiency. Eventually the case stood over till next Monday Thomas Harris was charged, by P.C. Hay ward, with ridino- on horseback, on the side foot-path, in Commercial-street from St. Paul's Church to Hill-street end. He stated thet Harris was not quite sober, and seeing the danger to foot passengers he took him into custody. r 0 Defendant said he did not know there was any fine for ridino- on the footway, and seemed to think he had as much ri^ht there as on the mid-road. ° Dismissed, on paying 3s. costs, it being his first offence. Mary Ann Bnnkworth complained that Elizabeth Jones had assaulted her The offence was throwing a dish of dirty water 1I1 the face of the complainant. There seemed to be little dif- ference between the parties, and the court dismissed the case. Morris Humphreys, a seaman, complained that David Thomas, captain of a small vessel called the Reform, had re- fused to pay him £ 1. 7s. 11 td., wages due to him. Ihe complainant stated in Welsh, that he agreed with the captain for 30s, per month, and entered on board his vessel, in Liverpool, on the 12th of June. He proceeded on the voyage from Liverpool to Barrow, and thence to Newport. He left the vessel on the 13th instant, and having asked for his wages, register ticket, and discharge, the captain refused to pay him. It appealed that the captain had had every opportunity to settle, and had persisted m J efusmg to settle with the compiain- ant who had lost another berth in consequence of not having his ticket and certificate of discharge. Samuel Hind, being sworn, proved the demand on the captain for the money. The defendant was ordered to pay the wages, and costs 14s., and the court remarked that he might consider he had got well oil, as an information might have been laid against him, for re- fusing the registration ticket and certificate of discharge, which would have imposed heavy penalties. A witness was in court ready to prove he had refused these necessary documents. The Captain paid the money, and left the court.
TOWN HALL, PONTYPOOL, TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1845. Preient-Rev. John Probert, and W. A. Williams, jun., Esq. William Joaes was charged by William Coleman, with leav- ing his employ without the usual notice.—Ordered to return and complete his contract. William Richards was charged by Morgan O'Conner, with trespassing ,-Discharged, Sarah Popjoy was charged by Sophia Evans, with an assault. —Ordered to pay costs between them. Sarah Harris v, Seth Morgan. Bastardy.—Discharged. Eliza Phillips v, James Atkins. Bastardy.—Ordered to pay 2s. 6d. weekly. Ebenezer Morgan was charged by Francis Summers, with paying wages in goods instead of money.—Discharged. Mary Joshua was charged by George Brain, with stealing 25s.-Discharged. WEDNESDAY, JULY 9. Present — Rev. John Probert. George Flower, Sampson Freeman, William Morgan,William Phillips, and William Morgan, were charged by Superintendent Roberts, with being drunk and disorderly at Trevethin.—Fined 5s. each. Evan Evans was charged by Superintendent Roberts, with a breach of the peace on the 5th inst.—Ordered to pay costs, and discharged with a caution. John Allen and Joseph Davis were charged by Superin- tendent Roberts, with attempting to pick pockets in the fair- John Allen committed for one month; Joseph Davis, ten days. Michael Linch and John Fenley were charged with a like offence.— Discharged, promising to leave the town immediately. Jeremiah Godson was charged by Superintendent Roberts, with being drunk and disorderly.—-Fined 5s. William Cair, David Davis, and Mary Uncle, were charged by Superintendent Roberts, with being drunk and disorderly at Blaenavon.—Fined 5s. each. John Clements was charged by Superintendent Roberts, with .an assault, and resisting P.S. Hodder, at Abersychan.-F med 10s SATURDAY, JULY 12. Present-E, II. Phillips, Esq., and the Rev. John Probert. Georoe Clapper, Morgan Williams, and Lewis Lewis, were chai-n-ed by Wm. Fereday, surveyor of the highways, Trevethin, with oIJstructing the parish road.—To pay costs, and cautioned. Ann White was charged by Ann Morgan, with an assault.— To pay the costs between them. Thomas Watts was charged by Elizabeth Lewis, with an assault.—To pay the costs between them. William Lewis was charged by Thomas Williams, with an assault.—Allowed to be settled. William Stone was charged by David Prosser, petty con- stable, with being drunk, and an assault —Fined os. Daniel Downey was charged by Thomas Collins, with an as- sault.—To pay the costs. Thomas and Elijah Plummer were charged by Margaret Thomas, with an assault.—To pay the costs. ° Edward Leek was chaiged with trespassing upon the pro- perty of C. H. Leigh, Esq. Cautioned, and discharged upon paying the cost", AVilliam Haiper, John Rees, John Morgan, Capel Morgan and Rees Rees, were charged with assaulting and resisting Edward Combs while executing his duty as constable, at Talawaine, on the 7th instant.—Fined 2;5s. each, or six weeks' imprisonment. MONDAY, JULY 14. Before the same Magistrates. John Trollop was charged with leaving his work without notice, at the Pentwyn and Golynos forge, Pontnewynidd.— Allowed to return to his employ. James Jones was charged with allowing his wife to become chargeable to the parish of Usk.—Committed to Usk House of Correction for one month. ♦ —
TOWN HALL, ABERGAVENNY, SATURDAY, JULY 12. Present-Hon. P. Rodney, F. H. Williams, Esq., and Rev. G. W. Gabb. William Jones and John Prothero were charged with break- ing into several houses in the neighbourhood of Abergavenny, and two houses in the parish of Llanvihangel Tallyn, Brecon- shire.—Committed to Monmouth. Patrick Cusack, and several other persons, laid information against Thomas Griffiths, of the Hen and Chickens public house, Flannel-street, for keeping a disorderly house. — His application for a spirit license was rejected but he was per- mitted to sell liquors until October, (the time for granting licenses,) that he may dispose of the stock accumulated before he took to the premises.
TOWN HALL, CHEPSTOW, TUESDAY, JULY 15. Present—William Hollis, Esq. Eliza Pond was charged with committing a felony under the following circumstances — Wm. Edmunds, sworn I am an apprentice to Mr. Bryant, currier, Back-street, Chepstow. About ten o'clock this morn- ing the prisoner came into our shop to return a pair of half- tips' which did not suit her. I left her in the shop by herself, while I went to fetch the money she had paid for the tips, to return it to her, which I did as soon as I came back. I did not sell her any leather. Thomas James, sworn: 1 was sitting in my shop opposite Mr Bryant's, about ten o'clock this morning, arid saw the prisoner in his shop. WRhen I first saw her she was putting something under her apron, and from the manner in which she was peeping about, I suspected her, and went into the street and watched her. I saw her put a piece of leather under her sown and when she went out it showed through her pocket hole I immediately went across and told the last witness what I W"ill i am Wheel, sworn I saw the prisoner go into Clement's court, this morning, and, on hearing of the robbery, told John Hall, the policeman e^ce information, I went to Cle- JohnHa1 in cupboard in the passage, which I ment's court and saw 1 lpathpr_p^du(^d' Mr John' Giles Bryant identified the piece of leather pro- DUOTHEF ISKRW"EAEXMIINED, and the prisoner was com- Other wItnesses"" mitted for trial.
Accounts from Barcelona of the 7ih instant state that the re- Accounts (. jptjoti in Catalonia was extending in sistance to the mentioned yesteiday two others lgualada addition to the .o n aLl General Concha, who was and Villatranca .had also leinf()vcen,(Mlls l0 ant alf'ai 11st he insurcents. The Heraldo, a Mad.ul journal, stales a*a nst the insurg rece,Ved from the oovernment that a that h dispatch had been « Marsedles and Toulouse for number of .Spanish refugees liaa le t v"l,BC Spain, and orders had consequently been sent .o to provide acamst th.ir irruption into the country Cabrera had adLTsed a letterto a Madrid jonrnal in which after■con.ra- dioing ihe rumour of h,s escape and subsequent capture, he protests his firm and unalterable a legiance »o Don. Carlos and iiis concurrence in manifestos of t ie ~dd May. lie afhrms that he abhois the idea of repluogiog his country mto the honors of civil war. I
Glamorganshire Summer Assizes. ((-onclnded from our fourth page-) TT- T II- I'DAY, Jrr.v 1'' tb ffi !tnok his seat precisely at'nine o'clock, when ^hfpcoe:; Tirs;Lany\!iat %rse Rose and Another Ihe following special jury^ were 'then"sworn on the cause r 'r' JIo,an, J. h'Allen, John Homfray, ?' sXs^JohJ'Vr" M irs:in' Thomas/David Evans, P. Richard Yoroth d lIowe11 G^, Es1rs- and Ml" fbSdefe^ ? Afv "\r v, W llhains and Groves. iss'ues. opened the case, in which there were six nlahitiff waTlinvn' if tho j"rv> remarking that the nominal plaint in Ma* IW Davis, but the real plaintiff was Mr. Cham- Wah. IV -Mid W*Uon was committed on a farm called 111 I nil, and David Davis is the tenant- he is a labourer, at Singleton; his wife manages the farm, carries milk to Swansea, and is constantly employed about the farm. I should tell you at once, that during the tenancy of a Mr. Evans, they made the complaint lor the trespass we now complain of. We com- plain tha b_ een the two pieces coloured green on our map, and which is pait of a iarin called Cockctt' let to D. Davies, there was a hedge put up during the tenancy of Evans, and in 18J8 we pulled it down and formed one close, which adjoined Warn Pwll and that they have trespassed upon that. To this they P end not guilty, imt T s, t])at the cow, came there to graze, and that they were turned awav. and that three men came and ploughed that piece breast, hnth; and second1)-, they p^ad that the close is not the close of the plain- tiff and the third p.ea is at variance with the second, as they plead that the close is theirs-as being jointly in possession as tenant in common with the plaintiff; fourthly-; that the soil and freeho.d are theirs as tenant in common with the plaintiff; fifthly, that the whole IS the property of las wife, Eleaior; and sixthly that he had license to plough. But I will produce an ancient map which will show how the Cocket farm and Wain Pwll stand and will prove that defendant is not the proprietor of the land m question, and als0 that. Wain Pwll is kept for hay. and that when the hirin ism hay, the cattle are railnll in to prevent, them trespassing and that the Wain Pwll people al- ways mow the hay up to the bounding fence. Mr. C. went on to state that tins was the state of things forty years ago, and that 111 1S38 or 18*9 they took down the fence, and claimed the piece marked C on the pbn. Mr. Williams said thev would admit the trpcm«« Mr. Chilton then called ue. pass. F. L. Browne.who said I am the attorney of Mr. Chambers, and have been so since IHoO. I received his rents Mr Pv-ra occupied the Coeket farm when I first received his rents he gave it up 111 Michaelmas, 1840, and T lof 4 fenant, D„'vi«. I »ci'rr.t m,$ Mr. W illiams objected to the production of the man The witness: I know a spot of ground ne-r \t • r- pute, that Mrs.Lucas is in possession of ther^ ° niog along between that spot and the proncrtv \T ""t" The tenant complained of it, and I^X' d 1 ™n;Plam"nt, down. I brought an action against Lucas Tl pulled suited. ULas. ihe case was non- Samuel Evans I am 53 years of a'>-p t n<- t'w» i *i ir i father was tenant Oi tne Coeket taim, and another called i m 1840. I lived with him at Caer<rennpf}i tilFhn ri' J' ti t the rent to Mr Browne, Mr. Chambers'^L'ent ? Lord Chomley's agent. I know Wain IVli. The p^eee'coloured green on the map is like Warn Pw 1. My fathe/oecupied it at one time, and undenet i o Dav.d Jones for two years for £ 4. n 1838 or 18o9 lie let it to a person named John Noel. Mv father paid he rates and taxes I-roni June to Michaelmas 1 occupied the land myself. hde ,ny father was he never was disturbed m possession When 1 had it a new hedge was made, but I can t say who made It. I remember its being taken down bv oreier of Mr. Urowne. ° Mr. V. Williams cross-examined the witness at some length, and it was elicited that for one year he abated 10s. to Noel in consideration of Lucas'claim. Examined by J\1r. Chilton That abatement was made in con- sequence of a hedge having been put between the two properties. David Jones 1 knew Wain Pwll before I knew Wm Thomas It was fenced round before I went into Habakkuk's service I lived in the house eight years. John Habakkuk occupied the part marked red, and the part marked green was Mr Thomas' I never saw him come on that part; the cattle used to come there sometimes, and I used to turn them out. We never in- terfered with the piece that was enclosed by Mr Thomas I never saw the Wain Pwll in hay except a small'corner of it, which I ploughed. It was a small garden which John Thomas had, and it was enclosed. I never asked him who he rented it from. It was for John Habukkuk I ploughed it. The fence was standing at the time I sowed oats there. There is a hedo-e between us and another person's faim, who lives in Bristol °I know that there is a fence at the lower part belon^ino- to John Ilabakkuk- I repaired that fence when he held itf 3 Henry Jeffries confirmed the statement of David Jones Mr. Wiliams addressed the jury, and called sveral witnesses who gave very contradictory evidence to that of the plaintiff. Mr. Cliilton then addressed the jury, contending that de- fendants had not made out any case, and therefore asked them for their verdict. The learned judge lucidly summed up the evidence and the jury returned a verdict for the defendant. This case occupied the whole of the day, and the court rose at half-past seven. MONDAY, JULY 14. Nine o'clock being the hour appointed for the assembling of the court this morning, his lordship took his seat at that hour, and ordered that the great mining case, Dunraven versus Ma- lins, should be at once proceeded with. THE GREAT MINING CASE. THE EARL OF DUNRAYEN r. MALIKS. In this important case, the following gentlemen were sworn as a special jury:— Messrs Henry Hollier, Rowland Pothers-ill, Thomas Wayne, JohnBatcheIor, M. Moggi-Higc.Ihyd ifromas, Edward Morgan, Lewis Morgan, Thomas Williams, W. W. Wayne-, George Gape, Richard Yorath. Sir Thomas Wilde, accompanied by Mr. Chilton, Q.C., Mr. Vaughan Williams, and Mr. Riehards,appeared for the plaintiff'; and Mr. Cockburn, Mr. Grove, Mr. Malius, and Mr. Bevan for the defendant. Mr. Richards briefly stated the ense, and Sir Thomas Wilde addressed the jury to the following effect: Gentlemen of the Jury,—1 have the honour to appear before you as counsel for the plaintiff in this case, who seeks compen- sation from the defendant, Mr Malius, for certain closes of land and iron ore, situate in this county, and leased by plaintiff to the defendant. This, gentlemen, is one of several actions brought to set aside, if possible, the litigation that has so long existed respecting the property in question. This action is brought on a lease by which it appears that certain portions of land had been leased to the defendants by the plaintiff, autho- rising him to work and carry awav certain coal, clay, &c., he, m!e rescrv'ing to'himself particular veins of ore. The dimculty would appear to be about the different veins of ore, leased to different parties: the lease was granted to Mr. Malms in 1830, and a short time afterwards plaintiff'leased a portion to Sir Robert Price, who immediately commenced work- lng his part, and Mr. Malins his part; the working was con- ior some time- and has now for a period been dis- C?ntlllUed, and Mr. Malins refused to pay rent past due, viz., 'i.; J j* then the question arises why did lie cease ng. As I told you before, this is one of several actions to recover several mines, and with regard to the rent, the amount has smce been paid. Now, if the mine is in a fit state of work- h"-8,' ^i'^USt show w,|y lle does 1)0t work it, and Ihis action is V' cons«luence of his discontinuing the working 0f the !!} 'fuvsl|on for you, gentlemen, will be whether it is not fit to be worked, and, if it is not, whether it did not come into that state by the improper manner in which Mr tWoud it. In i836? the lease was granted, expressing these words" and all those mines on the north side of a certain level, are hereby demised to Mr. Malins, with power to search or and carry away coal, clay, &e., ressrvingall iron, iron stone, pC!' and lt; would appear that in the working of the iron, Mr. r-nce was was as careful as possible that no interraption should be ottered to Mr. Malins, in the carrying out of his clay, coal, 0 il(1 tl)at there is a covenant in the lease that Mr. Maims was to work the colliery in a fair and workmanlike manner and should bring out all the clay, coal, &c., and that he should keep sufficient pillars and props to support the col- Jiery, anil to deliver it up in a fair and tenantable condition, ana tnat lie should and would not work too near another vein, so as to injure it by water and there was a provision in the lease that the plaintiff should have power to inspect, the mine. Upon this lease it is first alleged, lie did not work it in a fair and tiadesmanhke maimer secondly, in working it he did not use sufficient props and pillars; thirdly, he did not keep suffi- cient timber on the premises fourthly, that he worked too near another vein—so near as to allow another to enter it; fifthly, that he did it earelesslv and negligently sixthly, that he worked so near that the water came in, and that lie had discontinued working the mine. Mr. M. alleged that Sir R. Price, lessee for the iron &o., had worked under his mine, and it was Ins fault and not defendant's that litigation took place hut in the course of investigation it was discovered that it is the fault ot Malins. The maps are produced, and the evidence, which will be long in this case, will be so clear that I have no doubt you will have bat little difficulty in coining to a proper conclusion. I will not presume to enter into a minute detail of the evidence, as I am aware that I have the honour of address- ing a jury who are much better acquainted with such matters than I am. Witnesses of the highest talent and respectability will be brought before you, who will explain the matter more clearly than 1 possibly could. One complaint is that a certain lesel is worked in an untradesn-anlike lIIanuerinas,lllueh as it is worked much narrower at one end than at the other, thu- creating a great impediment to the removal of the coal, and consequently causing a great loss to the lessee, and what is fre- quently called a loss to tiie level and so injudicious was the act, that whoever may now take the colliery, and attempt to take out the coal, would do so at a very considerably-increased amount of trouble and expense. The "same objection will be raised with respect to otherportionsofthemine. That the mine has had water ill it, there i" 110 q IIc5tion.; there was one level completely flooded, called The Water Wheel Level; this level was one that received the crop or surface water, and the water wheel pumped this water off. Had the pit been properly worked, the wheel was quite sufficient for the purpose for which it was intended, but in consequence of a vein being worked under the wheel, the crop water got into this vein and flooded it; and nothing now will ever keep that dry but a powerful steam engine and that constantly kept at work, thereby incur- ring, as I said before, o-reat additional expense to the party who may succeed Malins. They also "of. into another level some distance from the former spot, called "The Old Men's Workings, which also gotoverflowed, and, therefore, the cove- nant mentioned In the lease is perfectly disregarded, whilst it is vervevidentthere is no excuse for such proceedings.they had not sufficient pillars under the roof, and did not leave sufficient timber ou the premises. The evidence will shew you that there was not sufficient to support the heading or roof of the pit, because I will prove to you that it fell in, which at once shews that that part was not adhered to. As to the fact of the mine being m an improper state, there can be no donbt of that, tor the plaintiff complains of the quality of the mine, and states, that it is in consequence of the water getting into the mine by ilaling improper method of working; defendant enies it, and says, it js in consequence of Mr. Price s mode of working; he says—and truly—that Mr. Price worked by patching, which means, cutting" pieces here and there out of ihe side ot the bank; and I wiU produce evidence to shew that pa c in„ is not injurious to the vein. Gentlemen, this is an action brought by the Earl of Dunraven against Mr. Malins, ai"t there is another by Malins against Price; and w-hereland- ford and tenant are constantly annoyed by action after action, ♦Ter°-See who « in the wrong, and endeavour to termi- nate the litigation. These, gentlemen, are the heads of the case; and the result of defendant's conduct 18, that the mines are at a stand still. Tlie ouestion for you will be, who is m the wrong. who has caused the present action ? I will not. detain vou longer by anv explanations of the lease: the evidence will tuny satisfy you on that point; and will shew you tnat my client is not in the wrong; and if you, gentlemen, are as satis- fied of that as I am I shall be entitled to your verdict. 1 J he learned counsel having closed his address, the remainder of the day was occupied in the examination of four witnesses, viz., Mr. Cadmore; Mr Ilabakkuk, Mr. Stuart, and Mr. 1 et'ierick, and the court rose at lialf-past seven, p.m. TUESDAY, JULY 15. The court metat nine this morning, when his Lordship asked the counsel, if they could not arrange the matter m dispute more amicably than by bringing it before the jury. Mr. Cockburn said that he, on behalf of the defendant, had made an offer that his client should purchase the share of the plaintiff, or that he should sell his interest to the plaintiff, at a fair price; or he would become a partner. Sii Thomas Wilde said, he had made an offer, which the de- fendant had refused to accede to, and be would go on. with the carie. He then called Charles Hampton, of the Maesteg works; Wm. David, Llan- vey works, near Ton dee; Arthur Owen Davis, superintendent of'Mr. Christopher James' works, Newbridge; illiam Ha- bakkuk, George Martin, Dowlais: Henry Kirkhouse, Cyfarthfa Thomas Deacon, Blaenavon and David Howells. These witnesses confirmed the statements made by Sir T. Wilde, in his address. The Court rose at nine p.m. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16. The court assembled this morning at nine, when Francis Foster, Thomas Stopwicke, and Dr. Buckland, were examined, and the case for the plaintiff was closed at half-past two. The court adjourned for two hours, and on re-assembling, Mr. Cockburn addressed the jury for nearlv three hours. HIs Lordship having summed up the evidence, the jury re- tired, and at half-past ten returned a verdict of One Farthing damages for the plaintiff; and that establishing a breach of covenant, the defendant pays the costs.
CAMBRIDGE ELECTION. THE NOMINATION. CAMBRIDGE, JULY- 14.—Early this morning the friends of the respective candidates for the honour of the representation of this borough, Alexander Shafto Adair, Esq., and Fitzroy Kelly, Esq., were actively sounding forth the "note of prepa- ration" for the contest. In every direction indications were af- forded that all felt an unusual interest in the present electoral proceedings, and the final issue of the forthcoming struggle. Joyous confidence beamed on the countenances alike of the Liberal and the Conservatives as to the result of their exertions The supporters of Mr. Adair, especially—having on every day in the preceding week receivl d renewed and multiplied assur- ances ot ultimate success-seemed as men who had already achieved the laurels of a fair and well-fought fight. At ten o'clock, both candidates and their friends attended at the Town Hall, where the preliminary arrangements were made before his worship, the mayor, and the usual oaths taken. On the banners were various devices and watchwords of the party. One large banner bore the device Trade, Commerce, and Agriculture." Others were inscribed with mottoes- "Purity of Election," "Adair and Free Trade," &e. Large hoards bore two placards, abreast of each other, in red and black, "Kelly and the Income Tax," and. "Adair and No Income Tax." TUESDAY EVENING, FIVE o.CMCK.—The Solicitor-Ge- neral, according to the announcement of his committee, has been returned by a majority of twenty-two; the numbers announced being- Kelly 7 i() Adair 7-8 Majority for Kelly :22 there is a great deal of confusion amongst these worthy gentry. The chairman announces the majority at fifteen the town clerk says it is impossible to know what it is till to-night or to-morrow, after the official casting up. Mr. Adair's committee have published the following Adair 740 Kelly ,.to! x tie Mayor s casting vote, even in this case (he being a Con- servative), will, of course, be given in favour of the Solicitor- General. Mr. Adair was headed by his opponent, at three o'clock, bv *PU atthree, by 30; and at a quarter to four, by 3-i. Then came the rush ot tlie disinterested voters on the Solicitor- General s Side. The thing is as clear as the noon day. The in, Conservative triumph has been won by the usual clean and honourable means. A deal of excitement prevails through the town, and some rowing lias already taken place between some hundreds on both sides, a pair of rival processions having met near the corner of Downing-street, opposite Emanuel College. I understand that one or two distinct cases of Tory bribery have been discovered.—Reporter of the Chronicle.
INQUEST ON TilE BODY OF THE MAYOR OF WAI.'ALL.—On Monday an inquest was held at Walsall, before J. Kl. James, Esq., deputy coroner, on the body of Thomas John H. lIar, vey, Esq., late mayor, who was unfortunately drowned on Tuesday night last, whilst bathing in the Lake Pool, in Lich tielu-street, in the above borough. It appeared from the evi- dence, that the deceased had been on that evening engaged at a meeting of the watch committee in the Town hall, and left. after transacting the business of the board in excellent health and spirits. He then proceeded to the Stork Hotel, where lie partook of some little refreshment, and left about haif'-past nine o'clock. At a quarter to ten o clock he was met on the road leading to (he gate opening to Lake Pool, and nothing more was heard of him until his clothes were found the next morning on the bank of the lake. In his hat was his gold watch, and in his pockets was found a conside- rable sum of money. The clothes were all marked with his initials. Drags were procured, but every effort made to find the body -as unavailing until Sunday aftevnoon, when it was observed floating; and, on being taken up, was conveyed to the house of Mr. C. Cotterell, the partner of the deceased. There being no doubt of the death of the lamented gentleman having been caused by cramp while in the water, the jurv im- mediately returned a verdict of accidental death whilst bathing. MORE BI.ACK DOINGS ON- THE TURF.—The attention of the Jockey Club is, we understand, next week to be devoted to an investigation of a charge brought against a person well known at Newmarket, of having endeavoured bv a bribe to induce a tradesman in the same town to poison Idas, previous to that horse starting for the Derby. It would seem that a certain deleterious powder was given to the hopeful agent, which he was to induce a boy in the stable to mix with the horse's corn before he quitted Newmarket for Epsom. The agent's heart, however, iailed at the last pinch, and lie did not carry out his fell intent; and now, having quarrelled with his principal, in consequence of his not paying him at least a portion of the bribe, has split," and disclosed some correspondence bear- ing on the subject. The powder was shown to a respectable innkeeper in the town, but whether any of it has been pre- served we hrve not ascertained. The circumstances will be rigidly inquired into, and we suppose we shall have further warnings ofl'the turf"—a very mild punishment.—Observer.
SHIPPING INTELLIGEXCE. NEWPORT. Arrivals and Sailings for the week ending July 17. A RRlvED.-Emma Searle,Rowe, Quebec, timber.—Johanna Maria, Soarrer, Antwerp; Heroine, Barret, Guernsey, ballast. Thomas and Sarah, Lewis, Swansea; Gleaner, Thomas, Cardiff, iron. Britannia, Sullyr, Kent, Deacon, Caerleon, Headford, Bridgwater, bricks.—Friendship Fryer, Gloucester; Caroline, Rowles, Bridgwater, timber.——George the Fourth, Llewellin, Waterford; Messenger, Hughes, London; Laun- ceston, Pile, Plymouth; Tredegar, Gainey, Gloucester; Dove, Warlow, Cork, sundries. Brothers, Thomas, Gem, Jones, Badalog, Morgan, Portmadoc, slates.-Octavia, Taylor, Sarah, Scantleburv, Thomas, Lambert, Eirene, Johns, Whitehaven; Marghret, Lewis, Stedwell; Elizabeth, Ellis, Pwllhelli; Re- form, Thomas, Charles, Jenkins, New Hope, Davies, Gomer, Owens, Barrow, iron ore.—Mary, Stephens, Gloucester, hay.— Providence, Lloyd, Castle, Fryer, cord wood.—Erin, Hutchings, Gloucester, salt.- Valentine, Evans, Youghal, pigs and sheep. Mary, Sutton, Youghal, cattle.-Moderator, Jenkins, Dublin, cider. Blessing, Duddridge, Bridgwater; Ceres, Inman, Gloucester, flour.—Nelly, Davidge, Prudence, Davidge, Bridg- water, hay and straw. the market boats from Bristol with sundries. SAILED.—Clifton, Partridge, Cadiz, steam coals.-Jersey, Sims, Syria, steam coals.—Excess, Read, Malaga, steam coals. Ariel, Searle, Syria, steam coals.—Emilie, Betzke, Stettin, railway iron.—Rover, Stamp, Civiti Vechia, coal and tin plates. —Ann, Wright, Grenada^ steam coals.—Dolphin, Schumacher, Stettin, railway iron.—Milford, Carter, Smyrna, steam coals. —Ceserine, Lailu, Brest, pig iron.—Lady Prothero, Charlton, Grenada, steam coals.- -Fairy Queen, Shannon, Hamburgh, railway iron. Shannon, Stevenson, Corfu, steam coals. Ocean, Hampton, Nantes, steam coals.—Mastery, Amy, Malta, steam coais. Cato, Briggs, Boston, railway iron. Louise, Uekerman, Stettin, rail iron.-Elise, Moller, Malaga, cast iron.—Wolga, Gode, Singapore, steam coal. Actif, Fatome, Brest, steam coals. Endeavour, Hawkins, Franipton, Haw- kins, (iloucester, timber and deals.—Bristol Packet, Williams, Elizabeth and Sarah, Tamlin, Swansea; Margaret, James, Gratitude, Richards, Young Gipsey, Davies, Liverpool Ant, Underwood, Minerva, Rowlands, Matilda, Coster, Southamp- ton Thames, Carey, Thomas, Brewer, London; Douro. Reed, Excellent, Doughton, Dublin Nelson, Malpas, Happy Return, Woodman, Excellent, Withers, Gloucester Eliza Priscilla, Loyd, Pjyubroke Thomas and Sarah, Lewis, Porthcawl, iron and tin plates. The market boats for Bristol with sundries, and 140 vessels for various ports, coastwise.
CORN AVERAGES, For regulating the Import Duties on Foreign Corn, from the 17th to the 23rd July 184-3, both inclusive I Wheat. J Barley. j Oats. Rye. ) Beans. I lJeas Ave- s. d. s. d. s. d. I s. d. s. d. s, d s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d rage. 48 1 29 9 j 22 7 | 32 1 | 38 9 | 38 4 Duty. 20 0 | 9" 0~j 6 0 | 10 6 1- 4 6 1- 4- 6 An Account of Coal and Iron brought down the TRAM-ROAD and CANAL, for the Week ending July 12th, 1845. Tram road. Canal. TONS. cwx. TONS. Thomas Prothero 839 19 ï;) Thomas Powell. 1548 6 12o Rosser Thomas and Co 371 17 T. Phillips and Son 31)8 5 Cargill, Carr, and Morrison 39fi 0 W. S. Cartwright 163 9 200 The Tredegar Coal Company 1067 3 Joseph Beaumont 291 9 Rock Coal Company 991 15 Roger Lewis 370 11 Joseph Jones. 129 1 John Jones, Victoria 187 0 James Poole, jun 6 0 John Russell and Company 1666 2 Latch, Cope, and Company å88 2 Lewis Thomas and Company 22 5 James Watts Robert Roe. R, J. Blewitt 650 John Vipoud 375 J. F. Hanson 175 British Iron Company Gwillim and Webber John Davies Total 9055 11 1600 Iron 736 5 1924
TAFF VALE RAILWAY TRAFFIC, For the week ending July 12, 1845. Passengers 6 6 General Merchandise 1,50 9 8 W. Coffin and Co 151 7 4 Thomas Powell Llancaiach Branch..198 t 201 f> n Ditto Lantwit Branch 2 17 1 f 0 U Duncan and Co 46 1 2 Dowlais Co 14 2 J. Edmunds 4 Insole and Son 0 0 Dan-y-Dcri Colliery 8 14 8 f-1124 5 9 r
PRICES OF SHARES AT BRISTOL. COMMERCIAL ROOMS, BRISTOL JULY 9. Paid. Ft ic p«r Birmingham & Gloucester Railway ex new 100 133 13,5 Bristol and Gloucester Railway 28 Bristolland Exeter Rail way Great Western Railway ™ 135pm D'tto Half Shares 50 66 G8 Di«oFifth shares' 26 2» London and Birmingham 212 244 London and Brighton £ 2 Manche>t jr and Leeds Taff Vale. 135 Blaenavon Iron and Coal Company Rhymnev ditto 50 Bristol Dock Shares ^7 Ditto Dock Notes 121.8.9 Ditto Gas Company. 20 40 41 Clifton ditto 25 West of Eng. & South Wales" District Bank 12.10 12 12 Monmouth and Glamorgan Bank South. Wales Railway
HOUSE OF LORDS. MONDAY, JULY 14. On the motion of the Duke of Wellington, the Irish Colleges Bill was read a first time, and ordered to be read a second time on Monday next. LANDLORD AND TENANT COMMISSION (IRELAND). The Earl of Devon stated, that after consulting several mem- bers of the other house, he found it would be quite impossible to pass in this session the bills he intended to introduce, iounded on the report of this commission. SPANISH COLONIAL SUGAR. The Earl of Clarendon laid on the table the resolution he should propose to-morrow (Tuesday) That in reference not merely to existing treaties between Great Britain and Spain, but to the regulatious under which, subsequent to those trea- ties, commercial intercourse has for many years been carried on between her Majesty's subjects and the Spanisn colonies, this house is of opinion that the subjects of the Queen of Spain should continue to be permitted to import into the United Kingdom all the productions of the territories or possessions of the Spanish Ciown, paying thereon no higher duties or customs than are paid by the subjects or citizens of the most favoured nl nation on the importation of like articles, being the production of the territories or possessions of such nation." PRIVILEGE. John Harlow, and Peter Taite Harbin, his attorney, appeared at the bar of the House, and on being questioned acknowledged their respective shares in the action brought against Thomas Baker for evidence given before a committee of the house after which the Lord Chancellor moved that Mr. Harlow had been guilty of a breach of privilege. Lord Brougham strongly opposed the motion. The Lord Chancellor, after explaining the position in which he had been placed when the house ordered the select committee of inquiry, thought that there could be no doubt that Parlia- ment had conducted itself on several occasions in a tyranical manner in matters of privilege; but the question at present was, whether the house should interpose its authority to stay proceedings taken against a person for doing what he had been compelled to do as a witness before one of its committees. Lord Campbell expressed his approval of the measure. After a few words from the Earl of Wicklow, who advised the house to be very cautious, as their precedents were doubtful, and their privileges unpopular, the motion was put and agreed to, and John Harlow was committed to the custody of the Usher of the Black Rod. Adjourned. TUESDAY, JULY 15. Petitions having been presented from Harlow and Habin, expressive of their condition for having unwillingly committed a breach of privilege, they were discharged from custody on payment uf the fees. y SPANISH COLONIAL SUGAR. The Earl of Clarendon then rose to move his resolution rela- tive to the sugars of Cuba and Porto Rico. The Earl of Aberdeen and the Earl of Radnor addressed the house, and after a reply from the Earl of Clarendon, their Lord- ships divided, when the numbers were-For the resolution, 14 against it, 28; Majority, 14.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY, JUIY 14 At the morning sittings the report of the Lunatic Asylum and Pauper Lunatics Bill was brought up, and, after some new clauses were added to it, and some verbal amendments were made in the old clauses, was agreed to. The third reading of the bill nas then fixed for Wednesday at the morning sittings. T Oil tl)e motion of SIr T. Freemantle the Lunatic Asylums IrderTl t„ passed through committee, and the report was ordered to be received to-morrow. .I-T,TT- Turnpike Acts Continuance Bill, the Loan Societies Bill the Highway Rates Bill, and the Militia Suspension Bill were then read a second tune. In the evening sittings, in reply to a question put by Mr. Hawes, relative to the collision which had recently taken place between the natives and the English settlers, Mr. G. W. Hope informed the house that despatches, dated the 26th March, had been received from Captain Fitzroy. Those despatches agreed substantially with those which have already appeared in the public papers. He then gave an account of the attack made on the town of the Bay of Islands by the natives of New Zealand, in an armed body, consisting of 1,000 men. Sir G. Clerk moved that the house resolve itself into a com- mittee on the Coal Trade (Port of London) Bill. After a few words from Mr. Hume and Mr. Hutt, in opposi- tion to the motion on a point of form, the house went into the proposed committee. The bill 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 coastwise, or by inland navi- gation. The house then resumed, and the report was ordered to be brought up to-morrow. On the motion of the Lord Adocate for Scotland, the house went into committee on the Poor Law Amendment (Scotland) Bill. The rest of the night was consumed in the consideration of the clauses of the bill; at one o'clock the chairman reported progress, and asked leave to sit again to-moirow (this day) at twelve o'clock. On the motion of Mr. S. Herbert, the Militia Estimates were considered in a committee of supply, and agreed to after a few remarks from Mr. Williams upon their amount. The resolu- tions of the committee were then reported to the house and were ordered to be taken into consideration on Monday. The other orders of the day were then disposed of, and the house Sujourned. TUESDAY, JULY 15. The hWise met at noon, and after some bills had been for- warded a stage, was engaged till four o'clock with the Lunatic Asylums' Bill. At the evening sitting Sir R. Peel said the Jewish Disabili- ties bill would be taken as the first order of the day on Thurs- day, and the Scotch Poor-law bill next after it. SPANISH COLONIAL SUGAR. Lord Palmerston brought forward a motion similar to that of Lord Clarendon in the House of Lords. The discussion was continued by Mr. Labouchere and Mr. F. Baring in support of the motion, and by Mr. Gladstone, the Attorney-General Sir G. Cleik, and Mr. Barkly against it. After a few words in reply from Lord Palmerston, the house divided, when the numbers were-for the motion 87; against it 175; majority for ministers 88. The other orders of the day were then deposed of, and the house adjourned. WEDNESDAY, JULY 16. The house met at twelve. The Turnpike Acts Bill, the Loan Societies Bill, the Highway Rates Bill, the Militia Ballot Suspension Bill, the Unlawful Oaths (Ireland) Bill, and the Land Revenue Act Amendment Bill were respectively reported. The Ecclesiastical Patronage (Ireland) Bill passed through committee. The house then went into committee on the Lunatic Asylums Bill. The fifth clause, granting retiring pensions to the officers, was opposed by Mr. T. Duncombe, Mr. Warburton, Mr, Wak- ley, and several other hon. members, and supported by Lord Ashley and Sir James Graham. On a division the numbers were, for the clause, 43; against it, 3; majority in favour of the clause, 40.
PORTUGAL. We have accounts from Lisbon ito the 9th instant, which an- nounce a rare piece of intelligence. The Portuguese Government have at last shown som honesty in their engagements to putting down the slave trade. Official intelligence has been received from Benzuele that a successful effort had been made by the Portuguese navy, on the coast of Africa, by which three dif ferent slaving expeditions had been defeated at the same period two prizes made, and a third ship destroyed. The preparations throughout Poitugal for the elections were going on with great activity, and it was confidently anticipated by the Government that they would have a large majority. We hope it will be ob- tained ny honourable means. No decision had been come to by Ministers respecting the projected railways. The exchange on London was 54^. AMERICA. The only item of mnch interest in the American papers of the 1st inst. is the proclamation of the President Ansoa Jones of Texas announcing officially the proposition of Mexico to treat 11 1 anconditiomdly as to the independence of Texas, and ordering a cessation of hostiliiie in consequence. The publication of the proclamation created no little excite- ment in Texas. The particulars of the negotiation or treaty did not accompany it, but it was generally understood that the articles were few in number, and related only— I. To the recognition ot independence. 2. The refusal of Texas to be annexed to the United States, or an v other power. 3. The establishment of boundaries. 4. The providing of an arbitration in case of disagreement as to the boundary. The Commissioners appointed by America and Great Britain to run the boundary line between Caoady and the States are still busily engaeed in their labours. The funeral of General Jackson took place on the 24th June and on that day, throughout all the cities of the Union, funeral piocessions took place in honour of the deceased. NEW ZEALAND. CONFLICT BETWEEN THE BRITISH COLONISTS AND THE NATIVES. Auckland, New Zealand, March 28. Sir,—I deem it my duty to apprise you of the calamity which has befallen the oldest settlement, and perhaps the best harbour in New Zealand. The aborigines about the Bay of Islands have latterly been getting discontented, in consequence of the falling oil in trade, and considerable decrease in the number of ships visiting that port-a falling off which they cannot account for, except that, it be caused through the inter- ference of government. This notion having got possession of their minds, they have declared war against the British flag and a chief of the name oi'Heki, a ringleader, prior to the II th instant, had twice succeeded in cutting down the ntgstart, which was a third time ordered to be erected again by the go verninent, and thirty soldiers, accompanied by her Majesty s ship Hazard, of 18 guns, sent to protect it; these forces were assisted by the inhabitants, enrolled as special constables. The town was attacked by the natives at dayhght of the morn- ing of the II th instant, and 1 am sorry to inform you that the natives succeeded in driving the whole European population from the settlement, and compelling them to take refuge on board the shins in the harbour, making their escape with but little more than what they had on their backs. The town be- ing now entirely in the hands of the nat'ves, was p undened of everything, and property, amounting to as fallen into the hands of the savages. The loss of life on the part of the Europeans was not great-ten in number killed and fifteen wounded Amongst the latter is Captam Robertson, of her Majesty's ship Hazard, wbo is dangerously wounded, having four musket balls in his legs and arms. I his gallant officer, wWl about «,.„>• n,e„ back when he got severely wounded and fell. The fate of the day was just about this time decided against the Europeans by a body of natives, with Heki at their head havmg surprised and taken a musket-proof blockhouse, which stood close by the flaestaff The number of natives killed and wounded dur- ing the engagement has not been ascertained, but there must have been a considerable uumber of both. The Governor (Captain Fitzroy), anticipating native dis- turbances, wrote to Sydney for troops about two months ago, but, unfortunately, they did not arrive here until tSefiSrd-inst., by her Majesty's ship North Star. At present tikere is not a sufficient force in the colony to retake the settlement at the Bay, but I believe it is the intention of the government to blockade the port, so that, if tlut is the case, the many whale ships who were in the habit of visiting the Bay of Islands will now in all probability visit this port. It is impossible lor any one to say where or when these dis- turbances will end, that the New Zealenders have been greatly under-rated is now apparent. 1 he home government will now be undeceived that the peaceable possession of this colony c could be maintained by about 100 soldiers against a native po- pulation of 120,000. To maintain our position even in the towns, not less than a thousand regular troops can do so, and unless this force is sent, the colony is not worth living in. I am, sir, your obedient;.f;ervant, (Signed) LLOYD'S AGENT. To Wm. Dobson, Esq., Secretary to Lloyd's,
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. me, through the medium of your valuable paper, to give publicity to the following statement, trusting that mv so HPI?' 7 1 f°rth an investigation from the proper quarter. T>' ^dependent Order of Oddfellows, having intimated to To •„ i, aX\s' their intention of attending Divine service, at b&Mtf Paul s Church, on Wednesday last, that being the day- fixed for celebrating the anniversary of the order in this town, a gentleman, whose name I have not now the pleasure of know- ing, but who is connected with the church, waited upon me the day previous, and informed me that the organist and choir, had, with great kindness agreed to attend at the church on that day, and perform a full service. Judge, sir, of our astonish- ment, when, upon our attendance at church, fully relying upon the information we had received, there was no organ played, nor any portion of the service sung; but that the brethren of the order and the public at large, may not, for one moment,$ suppose that we were misled by any false statements of the organist or choir, for whose kind intentions we beg to offer them our sincere and heartfelt thanks, I will, at once, inform you of the reason why they were not enabled to carry out the same, and I cannot do so in a better way, than by giving you an extract of a letter received by me, from Mr. Thomas Davis, the respected organist of Saint Paul's Church "Myself and choir were in attendance at the church fully prepared to go through the full service, but as Mr Gregory (sexton of St. Woolos' Church, to whom the organ belongs) refused the key of the organ, which is kept by him from Sab- bath to Sabbath, I was unable to carry out the Rev. Mr Davis' kind intentions." I need scarcely add that this extraordinary course of conduct on the part of Mr. Gregory (notwithstanding a UTltten request by the Rey. Mr. Davis for permission to open the organ) was most vexatious to all parties, and particularly to myself and choir, the latter of whom had made a sacrifice of their valuable time to be in attendance." This sir, I am confident, needs no other comments from me and I would simply state that the large and respectable society' to which I have the honour of belonging, feel it a direct insult to themselves from Mr. Gregory, in his having refused to allow the organ to be opened. I am fearful I am trespassing too much upon the valuable space of your paper, but your kindness in inserting this, will Oblige sir, your obedient servant, lflA n BENJAMIN BAKER, C. S. 160, Commercial-street. P S. I had forgotten to state that I have been informed that the organ is rented of Mr. Gregory, at a yearly rental: the organ is, therefore, I should presume, the property of the church for that time, and I cannot see why Mr. Grogory should be al- lowed to exercise any control over it whatever.
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SI:R, In your last week's paper I perceive a letter signed by John Horton, of the Crown Inn, Abergavenny, in which he has imputed to me certain motives for reporting to the Bench of Magistrates that his house was kept in a disorderly manner. Now, Sir, I shall not condescend to notice his imputations, as my character, acquired during 20 years' service, is too well known in this town to be affected by the same. But to show that I was perfectly right in then reporting the house, and that no amendment has since taken place, I have only to refer you and your readers to what took place on Friday last at the com- missioners' meeting, held in the Town-hall,when, in consequence of several gentlemen complaining of the thoroughfare and pave- ■ment opposite the Crown and Wellington Inns, being constantly impeded by the congregation of bad and disorderly characters, I was called in before the board, and, after the chairman of the meeting, Mr. Isaacs, had ascertained of me if such was the case, I was desired by him, on behalf of the commissioners, to prevent a recurrence. The above statement, which can be corroborated, fully con- tradicts Mr. Horton's assertion. Trusting you will oblige me by inserting this, I remain, Sir, your obedient servant, Abergavenny, PATRICK CUSACK. 14th July, 1845.
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—It is well known that the parties alluded to by your correspondent A Grocer," are the Clydach Iron Company. It is true they have a shop-it IS true, too, they have occasion- ally expressed a wish that their workmen would use their shon -but to say that any coercive measure, such as threatening to discharge those" who did not deal in their shop," has been resorted to by them, is a gross violation of truth. I am, Sir, your obedient Servant, AbSTi7i84». FA1R •
To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—WiU you allow me to solicit the favour of a space in your excellent journal—it is one I never asked before—to ex- press my indignation at the contents of a letter published in the Beacon on Saturday last, signed A Subscriber," in which the writer has made statements at variance with truth, and ac- cusations equally without the smallest foundation. I was present at the Chepstow Flower Show, and a rich treat it was to me: never did I behold a more enchanting scene, nor could it be possibly better conducted: it reflects the highest credit upon the hon. secretary, Dr Morris, and the gentlemen of the committee of management. I entered the castle at two o'clock, and was charmed with the beautiful flowers, rich fruits, and enchanting scenery; the fine band of the 75th regiment playing a familiar air to my ears, the effect was almost beyond descrip tion. I left the time-honour'd ruins," as you have emphatically called them, at five o'clock, when the rain began to disperse the gay assemblage of beauty and fashion, and then it was, and not till then, that the parties commenced removing the plants, and the band ceased to play. I could not pass over so gross an insult, offered to those to whom society owe a debt of gratitude for their exertions, as that contained in the letter of A Subscriber," without comment; and I am truly surprised that the Editor of a respectable Journal should have published such a statement, when his reporter must have known that in every particular it was false. I am, Sir, your obedient servant, T T A FRIEND TO TRUTH Lydney, July 8th.
S. SwrTHiK.—Tuesday, the anniversary of the watery Saint, passed off, in this locality at least, without a drop of his favou- rite moisture, so that if there be any truth in augury, better weather may be expected for the harvest, than the forty days' the^th^ Fain wkich is said to follow his pluvial indulgence ou Tiff t^ie *ron and coal-masters at Dudley, on Sa- from ^ar 'ron was fixed at £ 4. per ton, and pigs mT but it !R tt°„ £ This « a reduction of £ 2, upok the for- late'the foreign demand equalisation wiU «reatly stimu" squadrTn of S'-of-battle'The experimental Admiral Parker, got under If't, V command of Rear- to sea, accompanied by her M8 afte"loon and Proceeded Victoria and Albert. Neverm her steara-yacht the Englishman might feel more infft 5 spectacle of which an witnessed here this day-ES^ P,r0"d ^n the one that was British ships on that element oVPr ^ng f1 °f held, and will continue to hold the sunr e hitherto by the King and Queen of the B^n MC?' fac^mPamed Dowager, numbers of the nobilifv Jml J l Q'Veen and by thousands of British subjects wfo h^"1 thpIr/achls' near for the purpose of witnessing £ «f°T The Cambrian, 36, Commodorf ChadsP renIL/ JPS; India station by the Fox, 42, Commodore Sir H M m d"'y expectedE"8lMd' "i,i: -THE WHITE MAN'S GRAVE.—Intelligence has just arrived õf the death of another officr on the coast of Afdca from fever Commander J. Lodwick. He was a promising voima nffilf. and had recently obtained his promotion to the rank of com- mander for the gallant but unsuccessful attack (in which he was severely wounded) with a boat's crew belonging to the Grutulet steam-sloop, on the notorious slave felucca, afterwards taken We are glad to be enabled to inform our readers that there are fewer prisoners in Brecon county gaol than have been during the past seven years; there is at present but one prisoner for trial at the rpproaching assizes. The prisoners under sentence number 14, and prisoners for debt 5. During the last season, upwards of 4000 tons of corn have been exported jftrom the quay of Carmarthen a figure suffi- ciently large to encourage the practicable and not expensive scheme of deepening the fords, and attending to other facilities for promoting Carmarthen exports. SERIOUS ACCIDENT. We regret to state that a very distres- sing accident last week befel the son of the Rev. W Marshall Rector of St. Mary-le-port in this city. The young gentleman had been on the water with a party of friends near Lundy island, and when getting out of the boat with a gun the trigger by some means got hitched and the contents of the piece lodged in his armpit. The bone was so dreadfully shattered that the limb was compelled to be amputated at the shoulder joiut.Bristol Gazette.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS* BIRTHS On Thursday, July 10th, the wife of Mr. W. H Bryan t draper and salesman, High-street, Newport, of a son. On Thursday, the 10th instant, the wife of Mr. John Strake Ty Cenol Farm, Llanvapley, of a s«n. MARRIAGES. On the 14th instant, at Tredegar Church, by the Key. Knight Mr. James Ash Gabb Harrison, Abersyehan Iron Works..to Jane, youngest daUghter of Mr. John Mwsey, Ebbw Vale Works. p 0n^eT17t^ instantT- at st- John's Church, Cardiff, by th< Rev. W. Lee Morgan, Incumbent of St Marv's Cantain lames KSwiSf iC'n '10 C»oli„,?eld«.PdXi.r the "iece ,0 M»- Re^nohM-2tih instant, at Ehenezer Chapel, Blaenavon, by the both oftheabot ^la'ce EVanS to Miss Mar8aret Jonea, both of the above place. On the 14th instant, at the parish church of Putney, by the Rev. Christopher Thomas Robinson, A.M., and also at the ttoman Catholic chapel in Cadogan-terrace, by the Rev. Thos. Sisk, Stephens Lyne Stephens, Esq., of Roehampton, Surrey, and of Portman-square, London, to Mademoiselle Yolande Marie Louise Duvernay. On the 9th instant, at St. Mary's church, Swansea, by the Rev. David Griffiths oiffciating minister, the Rev. Georg. Robinson Thomas of Charlmch, Somersetshire, to Mis. Agnem Nottidge, of Brighton; the Rev. Lewis Price, of Preston, Dor ^ire> Miss Harriet .Nottidge, of Brighton and the Rev. William Cobbe of Bridgewater to Miss Clark Nottidge, of Brighton. The brides, who are three sisters, wore very Strang# and peculiar dresses for such an occasion. Each had on a whit, hat and black veil; they are followers of a certain fanatic, who pretends to have received some wonderful testimony from th- Almighty, and predicts that the end of the world iVat hand. He is now in Swansea, and is, or rather has beeJl a clergyœaJl of the EstaoUswd Church. n • DEATHS. 1 mstant, aged 3 years and 9 months, Mary Ana* T I C/1° John Tombs, Commercial-street, Newport. July 4th, at Llantarnam, Mr. John Edmunds, aged 63. Th« deceased was accidentally drowned in the canal. On the 14th instant, at the Alms House, Newport Mrsl Sarah John, aged 79 years. r -.) At the same place, Mrs. Mary Nicholas, widow of the lata Mr. Henry Nicholas, of this town, aged 82 years. In Charles-street, Newport, the wife of Edward Richard Sayer, 56 years. On the 11th instant, at Blaenavon, Mrs. Ann Phillips, widow of the late Mr. James Phillips, in the 76th year of her aire On Saturday last agedL 88, Mrs. Morgan, po«t-office, Ponty- pool, relict of Mr. J ohn Morgan. Lately, Anne Sophia, daughter of Mr. Harris, of Pantry> Lately, Anne Sophia, daughter of Mr. Harris, of Pantry. gwithill, near Abergavenny, aged 15 years. At Cotterell Glamorganshire, aged 19," Alfred, third son of Sir George Tyler, K.H., and grandson of the late Admiral Sir Charles Tyler, G.C.B. On the 9th instant, suddenly, in Broad-street, Presteign aged o4 years, Mr. Thomas Evans, maltster. The deceased wa.s an excellent neighbour, and his death is deeply deplored On Saturday last, the day of the funeral at Wh'tton, all the shops and private residences in the streets through which the mournful procession passed, were closed, in token of respect for his memory. On Thursday, in consequence of having taken wrong medicine* Major-General Ready, Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Man. On Tuesday last, at Kill House, Streatham, the liat of Dun- [WW**
'I have praeaded me, would only subject me to a. charge of pre.. sumption. Knowing that it would lie useless to do so, I shall only give yon a few statistical statements concerning- the rise and progress of tJd, our invaluable order. First, then, sir, and gent;emen, Oddf'ellowsliip is of very ancient origin, being instituted by the lioman soldiers in camp, in the year 55, and in the reign of that Mot upon the name and character of Imperial Rome, the infamous Nero. They formed a combina- tion to protect themselves against his ferocious tyrany, and also that of his minions. The name which the order bears, was given them oy Titus on account of the singularity of their notions, their recognising each other by night as well as by day, and their tried fidelity to their sovereign and to each other After being transplanted into Spain, thence into Portugal and France, it was brought over into this country in the twelfth century, by a French gentleman, of the name of De Neville, who, in company with five French knights, instituted a grand lodge in London. The present branch of oddfellows was estab- lished in that great mart of British manufactures, Manches- "r, by a few working men for the purpose of amalgamating the principles of a benefit society with that of the order as then existing. After contending with innumerable difficulties from parties, who, probably, from whimsical, and, perhaps, interested motives, calumniated them, they have, in a few years, brought the order to the following flourishing condition —on the last returns being made up, there were, in England and Wales, 8,840 lodges, and 325,000 members, shewing an increase of 450 lodges, and 23,300 members, over the previous year's returns. The subscriptions for this year amounted to .£352,58:3- the expenditure £ 300,000.. leaving a balance of j052,583. in favour of this association. The amount of property belonging to the order, including paraphernalia, &c.,jE700,000. Among the members enrolled, are 130 members of Parliament, 629 ministers of religion, hon. members who receive no benefit from the order. The principal charges which are brought against us are that we are infidels,[and that we are conspirators. To .11e first, I reply by informing the uninitiated that it is im- r possible for an infidel to take a single degree in the order. To the charge of conspiracy,—one of the principal, fundamental, rules of our order is, fidelity to the Sovereign, and full and un- conditional deference and respect for the laws of the land, (cheers) and, Mr. Chairman, I am certain that were it possible for our beloved Queen to be forsaken or abandoned by the other portions of her subjects she would always find a home and an asylum in the temple of oddfellowsliip. With these few imperfect remarks, I beg to conclude by calling upon all those who are not in a condition to secure an independency, to come forward and obtain forthemselves and familys, the beiielits of an order, as I can assure them, it is a father to the father- less, a husband to the widow; and should any of us be com- pelled by want of employment—be obliged to travel for that purpose, and should poverty assail us, we can always find a hearty welcome from every oddfellow. Various other speeches were made in praise of this charita- table order, and the evening passed with hilarity and good con- duct. Two other lodges also held their anniversary dinners, "The Rock of Hope," at the Kind's Arms, at which Mr. Morgan, surgeon presided, and the "Prince of Wales" at another re- spectable house, where the utmost harmony prevailed. There was a ball at the Town Hall in the evening, at which a great number of the wives and sweethearts of the brethren attended; dancing was kept up with great spirit to an early iur.