TO CORRESPONDENTS. i Five Engine.—A "Recent. Resident," who wrote last week on this subject, is in formed that them is at present a powerful foe engine ntths Hanucks, and that the Town Commissioners are in treaty I fi a London hous?, fir one, of the f.r*t class. I P." The Collector of Customs ivill give every information.
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t WEEKLY CALENDAR. Y 27.—Tenth Sunday after Trinity. Lessons for the Morning Service, 1 Kings 21, John 21. Evening Service, 1 Kings 22, Titus 2 and 3. gust 1,—Lammas Day. 3oy's AGE,-New, August 3rd, 25m. after 7 morn.
NEWPORT, FRIDAY, JULY 25, 1915. 7- j VOTES OF SUPPLY. f TIOBERT PEEL remarked, during tbe debate I Captain Berkeley's motion for increasing the fards to those engaged in the Chinese war, that t was unnecessary to exhort men in power to irality. It was the desire of every man in er to be liberal: it gained him popularity; it )ed him favour;" and this is quite true in the n, though there may be exceptions; and these epiions, strangely enough, may be in the very s in which liberality is most deserved. It is of the reigning vices, however, of our Legis- re, that it votes away the public money in a use and improper manner. he vote, for instance, of £11,720. for mint secutions appears to us to be excessively large, se cases are regularly published in the papers, it is very hard to believe that any thing like sum is requisite. 1e sum of £ 30,000. for salaries in the Insolvent tors' Court is disproportionate to the benefits sed by the country. The whole of the laws ling to insolvency require a revision, their cost, that of other bad laws, far exceeding their iency: ch has been said for and against the Penton- t Prison. Without entering into so difficult a ion, we may express an opinion that the vote 18,000. is far too large and we ground this such of the details as were presented to the J e, viz., £400. per annum for the Chaplain, for the Assistant Chaplain, and JE300. for iedical Officer, (who has an assistant at Surely some retrenchment is wanted here, compare such salaries with the scale of re- ition so miserably and niggardly afforded to ev. Gentlemen and Medical Officers of our s, how shameful appears the disproportion vote of £ '2,008. for salaries of Professors Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, en- he public at large, from whose pockets the is taken, without distinction of religious jti, to demand that these particular professor- should be open in like manner. j taxation of all, for the exclusive benefit of will not long be tolerated.
I JEWISH DISABILITIES. jihserve, with great pleasure, the successful j fes of the Jewish Municipal Disabilities Bill f been highly discreditable to the Upper • f been highly discreditable to the Upper that it has so long perpetuated the exclu- lws against individuals of Hebrew descent *.th. finext step must be the complete emancipation ner Majesty's subjects of the Jewish persua- .1. from all political disabilities, such as the ''ton from Parliament, &c., in consequence of Session of their religion and, whilst we do I fault with Sir liobert Peel, for stopping ft the present Bill, we hope it will not be fore he proceeds to cariy out the intimations jther measures, contained in his speech, on tthe second reading, •' j «
STATE OF NEW ZEALAND. Ve protested, more than once, against the treatment of emigrants to New Zealand, 1 jthe strange proceedings of both theGovern- d the Company and the late misfortunes of nists furnish a striking commentary upon alous state of things which we have bad 0111., these events we suppose, some settled fc for the ,Government of the Colony, and "sal of land, will be adopted. Had this be at first, as common sense would have the loss of life and property which has jtce would have been averted. But, if the jould be marked with more wisdom than who is to compensate the inhabitants of ka for the £ 40,000. to which their losses |besiues the disturbance and breaking up business and modes of obtaining a liveli- ftticre these calamities occur from the rement of persons in authority, as we po be the case in this instance, reparation Pitily to be made. So far as the Govern- (1 fault—a parliamentary grant should be payers of taxes at home calling the rct to account for their deeds. And so far w Zealand Company have caused the assuredly ought to be mulcted towards up. i assuredly ought to be mulcted towards up.
♦—-— DEATH OF EARL GREY. ? for some time anticipated, has, at length, -the last of the rhetoricians of. the once ompact Whig party, the true supporters q joised free constitution, has breathed his land which his genius emancipated, leaving | a« undying fame. fc which every wind to heaven would bear, 1 fiiations love, and patriots joy to hear. «pid mutations which we now witness in I world, Earl Grey may be said to belong toe-by ;-strongly attached to his "order," .fais posed, after passing the .Reform Bill, of labour long, and. endless' praise," to h her political changes. Had he continued of affairs, he would probably have lost, uccessor, the co-operation of many who yked him. The venerable Earl, therefore, Ijwisdoxn in confining himself to private er hand, it becomes us to hold, in adif i- »fiance, the deeds of the days of olj," for reform when it was made, almost v with disloyalty to his sovereign and I by the political insects that- buzzed in r of courtly favour, when the recreant ister, and when George the third was oog rejection of office, when its emolti- h.ave been acceptable, as well as its ho- ile, which distinguished the early career and pure-minded statesman. As an as- ■tee highly-gifted men, Fox, Burke, and s an advocate of retrenchment amidst f e-ver-increasing extravagancies—as one id. for peace, when the nation itself, as f'o.frupt and inexorable rulers, thirsted of nations-as one, in fine, who devoted ..ilents, and heroic energies, to the glo civil and religious liberty, when, to do irifrce, as well as a peril, to a degree )WD in our better days, we must re- itticus deceased with admiration, and 'turf with regret. ip is succeeded, in the peerage, by his lot gifted with the brilliant talents of ZD its the purity of his patriotism.
tCAL INTELLIGENCE. LTTLE MARKET.—WEDNESDAY, JULY 23. f^ejper lb. to sink the oflaL .] G- o. U. |— 0 5J to 0 6 0 6 0 6i 0 (j 0 6} r-vvO 5 0 6 ) W nJ ..7 6 ■^eiana tnis week, Nf and mutton J t^re sheep and N and barren td^rkets, but ) qre sheep and • N and barren td^rkets, but f^oVt, and met j price*. [ &'■s ? I Va • X Vv ) FETE AT THE BARRACKS.—On Tuesday last, Col. Hallifax, and the officers of the 75th regiment, gave a dpjeuner at the new barracks, near this town. The lowering state of the weather during the day prevented a larger attend- ance of gentry from more distant parts of the county, who had accepted invitations; still the number of ladies and gentlemen who'enjoyed the delightful entertainment prepared for them, was considerable. This beautiful pile of buildings, now ap- proaching completion, and which when entirely finished, will be perhaps the most commodious and admirably arranged barracks in the kingdom, reflecting the highest credit on the judgment and talents of the engineer officer, Mr. Montague, crowns a height which is celebrated for the salubrity of its air, and the diversified and magnificent prospects that attract the eye in every direction, whether it dwells upon a busy town—a noble river, with a dock bearing a forest of masts—wide-spread water —rich and undulating rural scenery—bold mountainous features, or peacefully-looking marine towns beyond the Bristol Channel. From the grand square the company enjoyed these views, whilst the celebrated band of the regiment played the most favourite airs, with their accustomed ability. The guests were f received at the quarters of the colonel, by that gentleman and his amiable lady, whose urbanity and assiduous kindaess throughout-the entire evening, imparted to all tie pleasures of a private entertainment. The dejeuner was laid ¡ out in the mess room of the regiment, and nothing could pos- sibly be in better taste as to arrangement, or more sumptuous with regard to the viands and the choiceness of the wines, both being calculated to tempt, and please the most fastidious palate, whilst the unremitting and polite attentions and observances of the3 honours of the table, by the gallant, entertainers, were the subject of general praise, illustrative of our f Brighter days, of peace and order born." The ball room was decorated with laurel and various flowers, and the colours of the regiment presented most interesting embellishments here dancing was commenced at an early hour, and was enjoyed with great animation The ladies were gene- rally attlrco, in the plain and tasteful costume suited to such a fete, which was infinitely more interesting than the showy di esses ordinarily witnessed in a ball room, verifying the adage that "simplicity is the handmaid of beauty," and that" love- liness and elegance, taste and grace, attract most when adorned the least During the entertainment, the hand played the fol- lowing pieces, under the diretion of CavaJlini :-Ovor- ture, Zampa—llerola; Duetto in Semaramirle—Rossini Saloon Polka—Strauss; Aria, in Ernani—Verdi; Celarius Waltzes- Labitzky Aria, in Stabat Mater—Rossini; Die Elfin Waltzes —Labitzky; Don Pasquale Quadriils—Donizetti; The Dream from the Bohemian Girl and Galop — Balfe, Amongst the company we noticed Mr., Mrs., and Miss Morgan, Ruperra; Colonel and Mrs. Tynte; Rev. J. and Mrs. Coles; Mrs. and Miss Palmer; Mrs. Prothero and Miss Pittman, Malpas; Mr. C, Prothero and Mrs. and Miss Me. Donald; Mr. and Mrs. Hookey, Misses Russel, Mr. and Mrs. Cartwright, Mr. and Mrs. Hellicar, Mr. Edgar and Miss Brewer; Dr., Mrs., and Miss Young Mrs. Burgess, Miss Eraser, Mr. and Mrs. Woollett, Miss Bolton, Major Selwyn, 11.E.; the Mayor of Newport; Mr. Tyler, 13th Light Infantry; Mr. Pardoe, Mr. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Barr, and Mr. Hodgkinson, &c. After a most delightful evening the company separated, highly pleased with this charming and recherche entertainment. GIRLS' BRITISH SCHOOL.1 n examination of the girls at the British School, Llanarth street, took place on Thursday afternoon, in the presence of several parents and friends. The children exhibited their needlework and writing; they were examined in reading and geography, and dispiaved an intimate acquaintance with the counties and important e towns of England. The Scripture subject was the resurrection of Lazarus, including proof's of the resurrection and the divi- nity of our Saviour. A feeling of general satisfaction was ex- pressed, and many encomiums- were passed on the mistress. The design of this institution is to supply uselul secular in- struction, and to enforce the ohligations of Christian morals, without any sectarian bias. COURT OF CHANCERY. FRASER AND OTHERS V. SIR BENJAMIN IIALL, BART., AND OTHERS. On Monday morning last, Mr. Stuart, on the part of John Fraser, as the registered public officer of the Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire Banking Company, moved before the Vice-Chancellor of England, that the defendants, Sir Benjamin Hall and George. Maule. their solicitors and agents, might be restrained iiy the order and injunction of the court, f. om ushig any writ or writs-of possession, issued or to be issued, in pur- suance of a judgment obtained in a certain act of ejectment, mentioned in the pleadings of the cause, in any manner, in j derogation of the rights, either legal or equitable, of the com- plainants, the said Monmouthshire and Glamorganshire Rank- ing Company, or of Joseph Beaumont and Jeremiah Cairns.. as their trustees and nominees and from excluding or inter i. fering with the said complainants, their trustees or nominees, agents or workmen, from or in the beneficial enjoyment of certain mines and properties, known as the Victoria Iron. W rk I Mr. Bethel, interrupting Mr. Stuart, said, on the part of Sir Benjamin Iiall and Mr.JMaule, that without entering into any discussion of the case, he was quite ready to undertake that no execution should issue on the judgment, or any other use be made of it. The defendants might put in their answer in a month, and the cause might be heard next Michaelmas term. Mr. Stuart said, that, perhaps, would depend on the statp of the iron trade in Michaelmas term. If the price should rise, then they might have a great many difficulties but if the pre- sent depression continued^then, no doubt, they would get a decree as easily as they got this concession. After some other observations on both sides, the Vice- Chancellor directed an order to be drawn up, in purr-uance of Mr. Bethd's undertaking not to issue execution has all the force and effect of an injunction, as any uarty com- mitting wilful violation of the terms of that undertaking, will t»e guilty of a contempt of court, and liable to commitment.
PONTYPOOL. The anniveisary of the Sunday School Union, r for the district of Pontypuol, was held, on Mouday. the J4th instant. The perambulation was through Pontymoile; the Park (kindly permitted by the Lord-Lieutenant); and the principal streets of the town. At the Blue Boar Field suita- ble addresses were delivered by the ministers of the union, and, after each school had sung a hymn, the children pro- ceeded to their different chapels, where they were regaled with tea and cake. This union includes seven of the Baptist Sunday Schools, one of the Independent, one of the Wes- leyan. The number of the scholars and teachers, unitedly, was taken, at the entrance to the park, <m>l found to be 1260. At the recent great meeting of the .Royal Agri- cultural Society of England, a prize of twenty guineas was awarded to Capel Hanburv Leigh, E:5q., of Pontvpool Park, for his two years, five months, and sixteen days old, short horned bull. This singnlarly fine animal, was, we understand, the only buil. exhibited by a breeder, the other exhibitors having bought animals for the purpose of competitio n. The bull, which is a perfect, model of symmetry, won Sir Charles Morgan's cup, at the Tredegar Cattle Show, last Christmas. EDUCATION. A highly interesting'examination was held lately at the town school, Pontypool. The establishment is conducted 11pon peculiarly liberal principles affording to the parent of the scholar the opportunity of fitting him for any pursuit. We can well recollect the time when, for the want of schools of this de- scription, the children of our poorer neighbours were left, to wander abroad in ignorance, and rapidly to pave their t ray cither to the gaol or the workhouse. However, in these m ore peaceful, enlightened, and happy days, things are changed: education is provided at so trilling a cost, as to enable e\ en the poorest of our fellow creatures to enjoy the advantages lof it. Nobody can pass through this vast and (fensely-populat ,cd parish, without being made aware of the immense juvenile por di- lation which it contains; and seeing how multitudinous th ev are, of the vital necessity of education, to prevent the see ds of vice taking root in so young and yet so susceptible a soil. We believe we are correct in saying that the town school of Pontypool, from the importance of the locality, and the densit y of the population, holds a pre-eminent position amongst insti- tutions of a similar nature. Nor is the interest of the philan- thropist at all lessened, by the knowledge of the fact, that the ] residents who are capable of assisting, are greatly dispropor- tioned to the number who require assistance. It is gratifying to know, however, that those who have the means, liberally and faithfully, and in some instances, nobly recognise their respon- i sibilities, and to none are the committee more indebted than to ij the Lord Lieutenant and Mrs. Hanbury Leigh, who have, with ;• the most munificent liberality ever contributed of those means. with which Providence has enriched them. On forcing our way to the school rooms, which we did with > some difficulty, through a crowd of little curly heads and round, faces, we were glad to see, as not the least satisfactory circum- stance connected with the day's proceedings, the number of re- spectable parishioners, who, by their attendance, testified the- interest which they took in the education of the humbler classes- for it is encouraging, and makes a gracious act still more gracious, when we see that the assistance given arises from a. more lively emotion than merely formality. The neatness of the children, too, of which we believe there were nearly four hun- dred present, evinced a laudable pride and emulation on the part of their parents. The room was gailv decorated wi th nu- merous flags and banners, of an elegant and imposing ch aracter the latter executed by Mr. E. W. Pullin. The walls were hung with a variety of maps, which the boys had drawn; which showed a correct knowledge of i„he details of the science of geography. On the table were observed some beautiful specimens, on embossed and plain cardboard, of linear drawingalso some excellent mechanical diagrams. The writing, too, w as very good. The various styles of penmanship and printing, appeared to ad- vantage, and were much admired. On the whole there was about scholars and spectators an animation which plainly showed there was no indifference anywhere, and that the annual examination was quite a red letter day in the annals of the parish." The chair was taken by Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., the Lord Lieutenant of the County, and the examinations were conducted by Venerable Archdeacon Crawley, and the Rural Dean, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Davids, M.A., the incum- bent of the parish.Of the cleigy, there were a considerable number present, amongst whom we noticed the Rei ds. J. Blewitt, B.A., incumbent of Abersychan T. Evans, rector of Goytree; O. T. H. Phillips, incumbent of St. Lukes Isaac Hughes, perpetual curate of Mynyddyslwyn; J. Price, icar of Llanarth; Thomas Davies, M.A vicar of Trevethin E. Leigh, incumbent of Mamhilad; and John Lewis, late cut ate of Trevethin. There were also present John Harley, Es,q., and j > -^rs- Smith, of Wainwern; Misses Phillips, Mrs. and the Misses Fothergill, W. W. Phillips, Esq., S. Vernon, Wqvir"p^u-lard' Esq"' Bristo1; James Essex, Esq., and ladv rishioners Esq'' -)un-> and many other respectable pa- rbiV?rOr,Pr0Ceedin-g? ,°Pened with prayer, after which the children sang with delightful effect, that beautiful hvmn— pr«Son *?th wl irh™ W As almost military precision mth wluch each class arose or sat, onenin? tbei'r Bibles or assuming their slates, as the case might bf in conocr" The accurate and excellent manner in which they read was far beyond what we expected. The mode in which they an swered the ques ions was most gratifying, inasmuch as they had not the remotest idea of what they would be required to nnswer until the day of examination—not with an off-hand narrnf i;l» promptness, which is too often the case, but sensibly liberately, evidently less an effort of the memory than thp^' derstanding. The manner in which the first class boys worked out, mentally, complicated sums in mensuration, fractions interest, &c., called fortl^warm and repeated expiessions of an- plause. The geography of the British empire was well under" stood, and the counties of Great Britan and Ireland, with their principal towns, were repeated with a correctness perfectly astounding. We think the following lads are deserving nf praise: T. Gold, A. Pullin, A. Hands, W. Lloyd, J. Davies D. Parry, G. Wayman, W. Herbert, E, Collins, E. Daniel, D. Davies, J. Taylor, W. Carter, and T. Probyn. It was indeed a most gratifying affair altogether, doing great credit to their master and mistress, and all engaged in the schools, tending to confirm once more the conviction, that edu- cation, based upon scripture, and inculcating religion, is the best, and in fact, the only system of instruction suited to make the poor good subjects, good Christians, and well contented members of society. Several excellent pieces from Hullah and other masters were sung the strains of which fell upon our ears at once sweet and delightful. The needle-work appeared to be of great variety. Two ladies in the neighbourhood prepared a quantity of needle-work for the occasion, the <a.le of which realised the sum of £1., to the needle-work fund. Such examples arc worthy of imitation, and we would say to some young ladies with whom we are acquainted, and who have plenty of time to spare, "Go, ye, and do likewise." At the close of the examination, the vicar, the Rev. Thos. Davies, rose and said h? was desired, on the part of the Lord- Lieutenant, to express the satisfaction and delight with which the respected gentleman had witnessed the proceedings, and that the children would receive their accustomed treat at the tower, the gift of himself and his lady; which was received with loud cheers by the juveniles present. The Rev. gent. said he felt thankful for the support he had received in his exertions from several individuals, and especially to E. H. Phillips, Esq., for his kindness displayed that day, by presenting each child with a cake. The Venerable Archdeacon Crawley said he was pleased with the improvement of the children, and trusted it would be pro- ductive of the most blessed results. The Rev. the Rural Dean. highly complimented the master and mistress of the institution. The national anthem was then sung, the master accompany- ing upon the soraphine, and the meeting, at which there were not less than 800 persons present, dispersed.—A Correspondent.
BLA i:\AVOX. On Saturday last, the officers and brethren of court. No. 1S72. attended at the house of Bro. W. A. Phillips, King's Arms Inn, Blaenavon Iron Works, to open a court of Ancient Foresters, when Brother P. D. C. R. JohnDownton, of the Dowlais district, was called to the C. H. chair, and Brother C. R. Walter Watkins to the S. C. R. chair. The court was opened in due and SOlN1111 form, after which seven respectable tradesmen were proposed for admission, and ini- tiated inte) the mysteries, rights5, and privileges, of this valua- b'e institution. The general business of the court was then proceeded with. Several candidates were proposed for ad- mission at the next meeting. The court, Royal Prince of Wales, No. 1.925 was closed in proper time, and the respecta- ble Forresters returned to their comfortable homes. This bids fai:' to become a flourishing branch of the order. The worthy host provided a good substantial supper for the bre- thren, on the occasion, of which twenty partook, and after the cloth was removed, there were several toasts drunk, some good songs sung, and perfect harmony prevailed.
AiuUxaAVE N Y. It is gratifying- at all times to witness the deve- lopment of talent, but especially so when we see genius tri- umph in th Jse who, a few summers since, were the schoolmates of our chi] dren. We are certain that every Abergavenny man will Re pleased when lie reads the following high testimony to the talev> of our young tawnsmar;, Mr. F. Williams. The paragraph is quoted from the Observer of June 15th, a first- rate aut nority on such subjects, and the honesty of whose criticisms is as highly appreciated as the correctness of its judgment:—"ROYAL ACADEMY.—F. WILLIAMS.—This rising artist has four pictures on view in the present exhibition and to his credit be it spoken, they are, one and all, impregnated with t'aat feeling for the truthful in art and the beautiful in nature, which, combined, form the basis of excellence in paint- ing. No. 4-i, '"The Midnight Vigil" is a finely-composed work. designed with taste and executed with care. No. Lo, a Ave Maria," displays the right feeling for treating a devo- tional subject, and. therefore, to the qualities of the former picture it adds that of expression. No. 631, Filial Affec- tion," is a well depicted scene in a domestic epic; and No. 6b9, I-, The Welsh Bard," is an attempt to realize Gray's eon- ceptio n of the mountain poet; entitleci, at least, to the praise that 17 lust be awarded to the efforts of honourable ambition in art." M R. BRAHAM.—On Thursday evening last, Mr. Braham, and his sons and pupils, Messrs. C. and H. Braham, gave a concert at the Cv mreigyddion Hall. and which fully realised all the brilliant anticipations in which his all- dience had ipdulged, from the wide-spread fame of the father, al1'il the careful instruction of the sons. The "Red Cross Knight, a trio, amongst many more exquisite pieces, was ad- mirably performed, and Scots wba iia'e wi' Wallace bled," and "The Bay of Biscay," by Mr. Braham, proved that time has not materially impaired his noble voice. DREADFUL AND FATAL ACCIDENT.—Another of those frightful accidents, the consequence of gross miscon- duct or carelessness, that are, unfortunately, too frequent, oc- curred at the Toll-house of Crossonen Turnpike Gate, on the evening of Sunday, the 20th instant. Wm. Collard, the keeper of the gate, left it in the morning to the charge of a little boy, named James Prosser, and put a gun, loaded, in a. corner of the house. telling Prosser that he was not to touch it. as it was loaded he then went away, and called at several inns, desirous of having a hoise and gig, but failed. About six o'clock, Wm. Prosser. a younger brother of the boy left in charge of the gate, took some food fur him to the house, and soon afterwards it was discovered that Wm. Prosser had received the contents of the gun in his left temple his head was so frightfully mutilated that no hope could be entertained of nis recovery. '1 he wretched boy was carried home, where de ath terminated his sufferings the same night. An inquest wrap held on the body, on Monday, before T. Hughes, Esq., and adjourned till Wednesday, when, after the examination of st veri witnesses, the following verdict was returned That d eceased died in consequence of a gun she* wound, but by whom inflicted, not known." The conduct of Collard, in leaving the p-ate, all day, to the care of a little boy, was most reprehensi- ble, and well deserved the reprimand he received from Mr. Hughes.
MONMOUTH. On Saturday iast, a man, named Jones, was killed at Whitchurch, near Monmouth, whilst sinking and cleaning a well on the premises of Mr. Addis, of Old Court. The popera-an, rfftowas'a mason by trade, had not used those precautions in preserving the sides of the well secure, which are generally observed by well sinkers; which in this case were the more necessary, as an old chimney stack was buiit close to its surface; and whilst he was proceeding with his work, one of the sides gave way and buried him under four or fire feet of earth, immediate means were used fur his extri- cation but when he was at length found, life was extinct. The body of the de :eased was not much bruised but of course he died from suffo-cation. The unfortunate man was married onlvafortnightsin.ee, and has left a family of seven children byhisiustwite. On Monday last, a polluted creature, named Harper a nailer, was sentenced to three months' imprison- ment and hard labour, by the Mayor of Monmouth, for inde- cent exposure. The depraved wretch has been twice previ- ously punished for similar offences. FORTUNATE ESCAPE.—On Wednesday last, as a spirited horse was being taken from the Beaufort Arms yard, to be attachrd to a carriage, it bounded off at full speed, upsetting the under ostler, who attempted to stop him, and running violently against the Reformers' Tavern. Ihe truant continued his course about five miles on the Ross road e o.e he was captured, and providentially witbouthavmg caused any injury. On Sunday evening last, a grey mare, belonging to Mr. Anslfv, of Monmouth, was stolen from a meadow at the Priorv farm. Two bridles, belonging to Mr. Jones, were also stolen from the premises, doubtless by the same parties. The straps of a pair of stirrups, which were hanging near the. bridles, were nearly severed through m several places, with a view, as is supposed, to delay any pursuit of the thieves. The. Marquess of Worcester, with his jouthful and lovely bride, arrived at Troy house, on Tuesday evening last, where, we understand, the noble guests uill remain some days. Their arrival was greeted by a merry peal from St. Mary's bells. On Monday night last, a series of those absurd outrages which so fairly entitle their perpetrators to a sound ducking in a horse-pond, and which ,consist of removing shut- ters, wrenching knockers, breaking gates from their hinges, and other frog and mice amusements, were committed at Mon- mouth, on a wholesale scale. The dolts who practised such fooleries, on this occasion, will do well to avoid their repetition or they will most assuredly have reason to repent their folly. The ediciency of the Monmouth police force, or at least of those who were on duty, may he properly estimated from the fact of their having been wholly ignorant of the committal of these excesses, although a period of a couple of hours, at least, must have been occupied in effecting them. We trust that the watch committee will inquire into the matter.
I CHEPSTOW. Our town was not only enlivened with the spec- tacle of a ship-launch on Monday but also by the arrival of the Glamorgan steam-packet from Bristol, conveying .?.bout five hundred persons, Oil a holiday excursion. The weather was not very favourable for the occasion, but, as the rain was triliing, it did not much interfere wito the rambles of the plea- sure seekers. MORETON-IN-MARSH—A school, in connec- tion with the British and Foreign School Society, was opened at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, on the 14t.ii instant. The public meeting was numerously attended. The Rev. John Averrill, minister of the Independent Church, opened the business of the meeting with prayer. The Rev. Thomas Rees, of Chepstow, presided, and delivered an appropriate address, followed by Messrs. Guest, Home, and Baker. The latter is appointed master of the school, which opens with a good prospect oi success, it being of an unsectarian charac- ter, simple, and economical. The room has been built, and generously appropriated to the above object, by Thos. Home, Esq.. a member of the Independent Church. We are informed that Colonel Hallifax, of the 75th regiment, has accepted an invitation to dine with the members and friends of the Chepstow United Horticultural Society, at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, on the fourth of Sept. next, the dav of their second exhibition in the Castle, and on which occasion the effective band of that corps will be in at- t gHip LAXJNCH One of the most interesting events of this kind, that has ever enlivened our placid and beautiful neighbourhood, took place on Monday morning last, in the presence of an immense con- course of persons, amongst whom we noticed many of those fair beings who gave to the recent horticultural exhibition, within the venerable walls of Chepstow Castle so peerless an attrac- tion, and the recollection of which has induced a poet of another county to sing,— Farewell, Chepstow Castle -thy Ladies and flowers,- No pulse of this heart shall be dearer to me Than the throb which is felt for tnose few blissful hours, When memory's light shall refi.ee upon ee. From the earliest period of the morning, persons were crowd- ing to the scene of attraction from every P*r rnim"t'irl.not- ing country, and even from distant parts J some fair and fashionable visitors, to c.ur pic u esque an e chanting locality, who had left the smoky atmosphere of the metropolis, to breathe the health-msPi"n8i view the mantic and classic baga, came fr°™- v,f for_ spectacle. Tiie morning was not the mos pi P tunately the rain did not fall^til! -th spectatorS, and I The banks oi the river were tiuongea »» the rocks on the other side of the Wye iluman beings. mated appearance, being densely studded rg It is calculated that not less than four tho P were assembled. All the vessels in the port, and the he ghts ere decorated with flags, and the coup d <ed was sin| X l^es A stage, in front of the prow of the ship, was o p J ■and gentlemen, and it. was from thin point the P A named, by Mrs. Bradford, the lady of one <3f the ow srs.^ oottle of wine, decorated with gay-colourcd nt » ao-ainst pended by a white cord from the figure head, and th that part immediately on the vessel beg inning to mo% » John Dalton," a perfect model of naval architecture, slowi>, and majestically glided into the water "like a thing j a quarter past eight o'clock, amidst the loud and leitera ett cheers of the multitude, and the booming of cannon, which, awakened the echoes from their sylvan retreats. P ^dges say that the highest credit is due to the builder, Mr Laurence" and that' the most experienced artisan may find much to acuuire, perhaps to imitate in this which if. we understand of tb3 best materials. The ship'wis laid down ln 1 o-?rSt; r lensth from tafraib to stern is 150 fee: and 30 foet beam, measuring 610. tons new inurement, and calculated to carry 1000 tons. The occasion was kept as a holi- QlY in the good old town, and the greeting and complmwnts to Mr. Oliver Chapman, the worthy and liberal merchant and part owner of the John DaKon," were frequent and cordial. uome fpAv days since, i Ciiapnirm hrul sent invitations to about thirty gentlemen,to a dinner at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, in order to celeorate the event; and, an entertainment was prepared wortay the highest fame ot' that celebrated establish- prepared wortay the highest fame of that celebrated establish- f n^est prodncis of the season wore abundantly pro- vidediboth tor dinner and dessert, and the wines were of the choicest vintage. During the repast a band was stationed in the square paying appropriate airs, and which afterwards paraued the town with banners, preceeded by persons carrying models of ships, implements ottrad" &c. The centre of the dinner table was occupied by a splendid epergne from which two miniature flags imitative of those on board the vessel, floated, one bearing the motto Success to the John Dalton in gold letters on a crimson silk ground, and others were placed ngaint the walls of the room. "Tne chair was occupied by Mr. O. Chapman and the vice seat by Mr. Snead the banker. On the removal of the cloth,- The "Queen," "Punce Albert," "Queen Dowager, and the rest of the Royal Family" were given from the chair, with ap- propriate observations, and loyally responded to "The Duke of Beaufort, th" lord lieutenant of the county," The county members." and the member for the boroughs," were severally given and warmly honoured by the company. "The Vice President then called for a bumper, and in an ani- moted speech proposed health and prosperity to the owners of the good ship John Dalton," and successful voyages to her." (Loud.cheering, which lasted some time.) Mr. Thomas Chapman returned thanks very appropriated. Dr. Morris was then called upon, who after'a neat and taste- ful introductory allusion to the privilege and pleasure conferred upon him in having the health of a lady to propose, gave the health of Mrs. Bradford, who that mornino- bad performed the baptismal ceremony on the splendid vessel? The Dr. gracefully coupled with this toast,the health of Mrs. O. Chapman, Mrs. T. Chapman, the Misses Chapman, and ladies at that time sojourn- ing under the hospitable roof of the worthy chairman. This toast was received with enthusiastic plaudits which lasted for some time. Mr. Sanuiord then proposed the health of the chairman, and delivered a well-de.se;-ulogy upon the public spirit and social virtues of that gentleman, who, in every relation of life, was amiable and exemplary; Mr. Sandford concluded his tri- bute to the worth of the chairman, by some apt allusions to the advantages which the port of Chepstow had derived from his energy and enterprise. (Six times six, and one cheer more.) Mr. Chapman, in a manly and feeling address, expressed his sense, of the flattering manner in which the compliment paid him by Mr. Sanford, had been received. "Captain Moss, and success to the fine ship John Dalton," was warmly given and cheerfully applauded. Mr. T. Chapman paid a well-deserved compliment to Mr.' Laurence, the builder of the John Dalton, for his skill and taste in that admirable work. Mr. Laurence replied. Mr. King proposed the health of Mr. Alfred Chapman ex- pressing a hope that he might long follow in the path of inte- grity and honest enterprise so undeviatingly pursued by his worthy father.' (Cheers.) At this period, Dr. Morris read a letter from Mi*. Dowlino- in which that gentleman expressed his regret that lie could not have the pleasure of being present on that interesting occasion in consequence of necessary attention to magisterial business.' The Chairman, in a most complimentary uruiner, proposed Mr. Dowling's health—and the toast was honoured by warm demonstrations of favour, on the subsiding of which, Mr. Snead returned thanks on the part of Mr. D. The Chairman next cave "The Mercantile Seamen," and made, some very judicious allusions to their efficiency on board vessels of war. The Vice-Chairman" was proposed by Mr. A. Chapman, who not only complimented Mr. bnead on the able manner in which he performed the duties of Vice-President on that occa- sion, but also bore testimony to his promptness, intelligence, and generosity in forwarding every measure having a tendency to improve the interests of the town and neighbourhood. This toast was received with very animated cheering, and musical honours, which called forth an eloquent reply from Mr. Snead. "The Ladies of Chepstow," proposed by Mr. Sandford, was received in a manner creditable to the gallantry of the meeting. The Collector and Comptroller of Customs," g-i ven by Mr. A. Chapman, was heartily received, and replied to Mr. A. Staines. Mr. Edgar Chapman," proposed by Mr. Jones. The Wine and Spirit Merchants of Chepstow," acknow- ledged by Mr. Joseph Davies Several songs we're sung, and hilarity prevailed t,o a late hour, when the company separated, heartily pleased with their entertainment. The town—which is remarkable for the spirit and enterprise of its inhabitants, is'pow, phoenix-like, acquiring new life and fresh energies. May. it go on and prosper. -+--
C A R D I L F. On Sunday last as a horse was grazing in a field near Rumney bridge, it slipped into the river, and its legs being locked together, could not easily get out. A young man seeing its situation, got a halter, undressedSand went in for the pur- pose of rescuing it, when he was either seized with cramp, or became tired from swimming, and sank. The unfortunate young man was soon after picked up, but life was extinct. An inquest has been held, and a verdict of Accidentally Drowned returned. has been held, and a verdict of Accidentally Drowned returned. ODD SISTERS.—On Tuesday last the Inde- pendent Order of Odd Sisters, attired in [their gay regalia, met at their lodge room, at the Black Lion Inn, Cardiff, at 11 a.m., where they formed. a procession, and, preceded by the Gla- morgan band, walked to Saint Mary's Church, where an elo- quent and appropriate sermon was preached by the Rev. W. L. Morgan, from the iv. chap. 1st Epistle general of John, 20th and 21st verses. AfW dmr.eV f vice the fair sisterhood paraded the principal streets, t'-u-' >d to the lodge, where they sat down to a sumpiucv- jit. ■rna^vary Creditable style by host and hostess RL did ample justice" to the edibles. Mr. Evans, the .fjJemarv of the society, presided, and enlivened the compa>. wv.h soine humurous anecdotes till about seven, when dancing eoTtrr < iced, and was kept up with great spirit until a late hour. "Jne music was chaste and ap- propriate, and the performance did much credit to the conduc- tors, Messrs. Pollock, 'Williams, and Pollock, jun. Every thing passed off with the greatest hilarity, and the party seemed highly pleased with their day's enjoyment. GOOD NATURE VICTIMISED.—-At the late Caerphilly fair, one of those well-intentioned and honest men, who judge of the world from the exemplar of their own dispo- sition or who, like Master Moses in the Vicar of Wakefield, have their pockets opened by artful dodges in fair times, who was employed as salesman of those valuable creatures Welsh Mountain ponies, by a much respected gentleman largely en- gaged in mineral pursuits, and who holds her Majesty's com- mission of the^ peace for this county, having disposed of his stock, and booked his cash, was applied to in a friendly manner over a can of mild beer, by a person who had bought a couple of his ponies to do a little business for him. [He was anxious, he said, to purcnase a very tidy natr from a fellow in the fair, who was of a very cantankcrous'disposition. that he had been obliged to pitch into some time ago for spoiling his trade m the sale of a horse, and if he would buy the tit for him, he might go as far as £ ^0.,with a drain of gin, and on bringing the horse to him v>heie t.iey then were, he would stand £ i. and a pint for more good nature than prudence, imme- diately went on the mission, accosted the party in question, nf1?^ a pepper-stimub.t.ed screw, apparently of fast and so una action. What's the price r Five and twenty pounds: he had not his match in the fair. Will you take twenty pounds, if all sound t No, be d—d if he would, the animal was as sound as a roach, but as the day was wearing off, he would iff,. 1 and Hive back a drop of drink for luck. f'v,m peddling, and no end of bombast on the part ot the sciew driver, the bargain was struck at twenty pounds ten, and the bell", The cordiaiti.ies of the ale-house having teimmatea, poor Taffy returned with his purchase to the place of assignation, and there found that the gentleman for wnom he had negoclated had started off with his ponies at a smart trot, half an hour before, no one knew where, and the verdant one, found himself master of an untractable Rosinante not worth fi\e pounds, and-at which a rack of respectable hounas, unless very hard set, would have turned up their noses_
South wales Hallway.—Monmouth and Merefoni Hallway. The committee appointed by the House of Lords to consider these bills met on Wednesday for the first time, iu the Rolls' ,Pe"s Present—Lord Portman (chairman), the Duke ofNorfohc the Marquess of Westminster, the Earl of Roden, and Lord Leigh. ,rThrrf' promoters of both bills were represented by Mr. Austin, Mr. Talbot, Sir T. Phillips, and Mr. Benton Mr. Wilkins and Mr..Merrewether supported the case of Sir ^al' £ ?uU1i"'ley P11ull11Ps' M for Haverfordwest. Mr. I albot opened the case for the promoters. Thepream- ble of the bill set out that it was proposed to make a line from Fishguard and Pembroke Docks to Chepstow, in the county ot Monmouth, thence to be ccntinucd bv a branch railway to IVlon- mouth. He believed that the best"introduction of this case would be to read to their Lordships some portions of the report of the Board of Trade on the subject. On the subject of gra- dients, the report said that the gradients of both lines are in parts very severe, hut not impracticable, and there is reason to believe that better gradients could not have been obtained without incurring an expense, which, under the circumstances, would have been very undesirable. The.works for the greater portion of the South Wales line are light; and, upon the whole, the lines present no great engineering difficulties. He would now call their attention to the importance of the several affected towns in detail, and first he would refer their Lordships to the town of Chepstow. It was the market town of an important agricul- tural district, and the utmost facilities of these districts were brought into play by the contemplated railway. The town of Newport also was the centre of a great coal and iron trade, and in the same way as John Frpst and Co. precinitated themselves oil Newport some years ago, so was the "iron traffic precipitated on the same town now.—(Laughter.) Then it also supplied a market for the large and fertile districts ofgla.morgan and Car- marthen. With legard to Cardift, it was in precisely a similar position, and their Lordships were probablv aware that a large stimulus would be given to the trade of that town bv the enter- prise of a patriotic individual of their Lordship's house. The learned counsel then referred to the peculiar advantages which would be given to the towns of Neath, Bridgend, Swansea, and Llanell), as ^ell as the minor towns on the route. The mineral trade in the district. was immense, not less than £ 9,000,0000. sterling per annum. There was but one opponent, Sir Richard Bulkeley Phillips and after their Lordships had heard the ground on which he sought to confront them in that committee, he thought that their Lordships would decide that the hon. baronet could have no losus standi before them. After some further remarks the learned counsel concluded by expressing a hope that their lordships would pass the preamble of the bill. e r Mr. Talbot then called Mr. Benson, who described himself as a magistrate for the county of Glamorgan. Has resided in South ales for fifteen years. There are large copper mines at Combe Avis and Swansea. The eoalowners export an im- mense quantity of coals, and 30,000 tons of manufactured copper, which would be sent by railroad, if one was constructed, which would secure an expeditious transit, and save marine insurance. r In cross-examination bv Mr. Wilkins, the witness said, that coals are at present brought by sea. The carriage would be much cheaper by raiiroad than by the present mode. Colonel Cameron, of Dan y'Grei-, Swansea, was next called, and his e^idence^ proved that the present water communication was very defective. He was the owner of a large coal field, and had recently opened another colliery, which, at present, had no proper outlet to the market. He would, if the present railway were constructed, send all his coals to Swansea, so as In-many" t0 London. His pits produced 120,000 tons i Buckland knew the manufactures and trade of South ales. He had assisted in making up the traffic tables. Ihe was Verv considerable, not less than be- tween 30.000 and 40,000 tons"of iron. The iron and coal an- nually exported, amounted to 660.000 tons, and a very consi- derable trade was carried on with Ireland. ine committee then proceeded to the consideration of the MONMOUTH ANDP HEREFORD (SOUTH WALES ) Mr. Talbot appeared forJthe promoters, and Mr. Wordsworth tor the Canal Comp&n^, which runs parallel with a part of Mr. Talbot briefly opened the case, and the further bearing Mr. Talbot appeared forJthe promoters, and Mr. Wordsworth tor the Canal Comp&n^, which runs parallel with a part of Mr. Talbot briefly opened the case, and the further bearing waa adjourned until Thursday. <
TOIICE INTELLIGENCE. I ,L. ) OWK HALL, N'EVVPORT.—MoVDA V',Jr: v 22 .1. Present—Edward Dowling (Mayor) and T. Hughes, Esqrs. Till1 charge-sheet of' this day presented fourteen cases, but none "f theiA were 6f public i It was announced that the overseers of the poor, who had been summoned on the previous Thursday before the magistrates, li||d taken the advice of the bench, and had made arrangements lor the pay- ment of £ 645 to the board of guardians- Several charges oi assault, chieiiy the result of immoderate potations, were sum- marily dealt with. Some cases of drunkenness (one that of John Scone, who drank a galhn of beer for a wager, and threa- teded to break a police officer's head while under its influence), were investigated and punished and at the close 01 the court, the magistrates were lor a considerable time engaged in hear- ing summonses for poor's rates, discriminating between those to whom leniency might properly be shewn, and others whose circumstances were such as war. anted the enforcement of the rate. THURSDAY, JULY 24. Present—T. Hawkins and J. S. Allfrey, Esq. Charles Williams and William Buxton were charged with vagrancy. P. C. Hayward stated, that at about two o'clock in the morning he found the two prisoners fast asleep under a hay mow belonging to Mr. Townsend. a little beyond the New- port gate, and that he removed them to the station-house.— Dismissed with a. caution. Richard Rogers, of Charles street, mariner, was charged by Margaret M'Donafd with assaulting and beating her. The complainant was very deaf, and it was with very great difficulty the-clerk could make her hear. She stated the defendant lived in the same house, and that she placed a cask near to the defendant's door. under a dropping of water from the shed when it was raining, and he came in and kicked it away. She asked him why he did so, and putitbackin the same place again. They then got to quarrelling, she having hold of one end of tiie casli and he the other. There was a hot dis- pute at the tail of the tub, which ended in Rogers pushing Mrs. M'Donald and the tub against the wall, which scratched I herfacsand bruised her side. The complainant stared that he also attempted to kick her.—Mr. Llewellyn appeared for the defendant and contended that the woman went up against the wall by Rogers leaving hold of the tub and that Rogers having distrained on M'Donald for rent a few days ago, might, account for the complaint,—Tbe Court considered the case proved, and fined Rogers os., and costs J3s. 6d. Bryan O'Hearn was charged with stealing five sovereign? and a pair of scissors, the property of Thomas Williams, ot the Fountain beerhouse, Con inercial-street. After hearing a number of witnesses, the court considered there was not suffi- cient evidence to commit the prisoner for trial, and the case was dismissed.
TOWN HALL, ABERGAVENNY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 23. Present—Hon. W. P. Rodney and the Rev. G. W. Gabb. James Mayhouse was charged by James Till, of the parish of Llaiivihangel Crucorney, with stealing a quantity of vetches, his property, value 2s. 6d.. from his lield, on the morning of the lSth inst. Complainant stated, that on the day in question he was standing in a field of wheat on the side of the tram- road, between two and three o'clock in the morning saw the defendant, and another rnat- whom he did not know, come out of the field on the opposite side of the road, carrying some vetches. He called out, "Alayhotise. you may as wet 1 Mop, for I know you." He made no answer, but went on. -and com- plainant did not follow, fearing a drubbing, tue nods against him bung two to one. V/al '.er W illi^Jns deposed to being at the turnpike gate on that morning, ind letting prisoner and another man through, a little before two o clock, ihe gate is about haif a mile from the fi ?ld no one else passed thioug i I from eleven o'clock the night before to five that morning.— The Chairman observed that complaints were frequently made by the farmers occupying land on the tram -road, of tne dations committed by parties travelling on the tr £ .nr-ioa' Joined 10s. and costs. John Jones was charged :v 'amur! Powell, labourer with refusing to pay him C t" to him for wages. fin. stated, that on "the 2nd day e! June last he h*d engaged with Jones to attend his horses, wagg' ,s, &c., at the nite of 12*. per week; he had discharged fcW "■the 28th ult., and then 28s., were due which hu.ref.isefi t-, saying tnac. more than that amount ;vas missing from a cr; that he too up to Blaenavon on the 14th¡¡!t.c- 'hat oil the 14th ult., he had sent Sam up to Blaenavon pith .? ara. barrels ot beer and a hogshead of cider, aiMUl»;;s Wi-'ct; "eturned at night, the waggon was broken, anWie .;uit.; ti• and he learned from tiie person to whom the c-cjiv- that 27 i^dlons were iiiissiti,Nlr. H, C, illi&iH™, posed that he had employed Mr. Jones to take the v w hnd 6-.ier to Blaena- ton, and produced aletterfrom the ^a^.y to rvh• ji was sent, complaining that 27 gallons were missir.e ( ad there- fore been obliged to sdlow 30s. for it.—"4 < .««« said a summons ought to have been had against •' •< »\ damaging the waggon,and'for tbe loss of the beer, b ,ra^?s- must be paid.—Ordered to pay in a fortnight.—Joc< i in> nedi.n'ely summoned Powell. RAPK.—Edward Price. of Abergavenny, aged 65 years, WAS charged by Ann HaJl, a girl eleven years old, with «vm!•-• ;ng a capital offence on her person, on Friday the 18: rist. The complainant is a native of Whitchurch, Herefordshire, where her parents reside she lives at Abergavenny, as servant to Mr. Morgan, baker, for whom she is in the habit of carrying a basket of cakes far sale and it was while so employed that the prisoner drew her in as she passed his door. The father and employer of the girl were both in court, and their evidence, together with her own, which is, of course, unfit for publica- tion, was quite sufficient to justify the prisoner's committal, to Monmouth, to take his trial for the committal of the oftence.
'\I 0 TOWN HALL, CARDIFF.—MONDAY, JULY 21. Befne-Henry Morgan, Esq. Mr. Stockdale, as inspector of nuisances, complained against Anne Morris, for th rowing on the street, opposite Mr. Stacey's house, all sorts of lilth, &c. He did not think that she was worse than others in the neighbourhood, but she chanced to be caught. Mr. Morgan said s lie subjected herself te 40s. fine, or three months imprisonmen t. Mrs. Morris said die was a tenant under Mr. Phillpotts, who had not provided a place for such purposes. Mr. Morgan said it was the duty of every landlord to pro- vide a suitable placi ? for such things, and if the case came before him again he would convict, but this being the first complaint a' 'her, he would discharge her. »T;TIOV TO BUTCHFCLLS. Mr. Stof that as he saw Mr. Goodden. the ma- nager of t '-t o-rse present, he wou'.d take that op- portunity ning thrr several respectable inhabitants had com; ini ,-nee arisinsrfrorn butchers killing on :h*ir o* m p*«»isca; lie, duty to ovinori't ir; r.* -Jf'Mr. ChSidden. Mr. said thv. fiic people of the slaughter- house ;i!-hr, t"*r th. ?ir aftt-r 'st shoulc locai -evelry acsistvn e In bring' < Mi ■sane A Mr. that sane nati ,(j, M told Ki.- J pledj. nest]) The I wav ft It UP, t • please( y • Mr.. :organ property if- >v he woul" jftru.aril pab Jicly to 1 rn. t with oil .1^ lying in v' » Glamorgar r;er. the pro- perty of Ov > n* One of the charged. 1- the captain with dev • ,:1;1; to do hi* uty. He was sente • f imprisonment hard labour. 'V'. I T t v 24' Present—He- ary Morgan. F- ;Kl I II, T. Stacey. Thomas Llew elfin w: ebatged, bj 'ft?\Vr .s Downing, toll collector, with e vading tha toil. Fined 5s. and 5s. costs. Thos. Jones, o f Bassalleg, cnarged, b V Win. Goodden, with selling pota t,)es outside the Market-hou. w, and, thereby, evading the tolL, Jones said he had Dot been at the market. before, and did not know the rtr ,es. Fined Js. and 3s. costs.
We regret to le trn that Mr. Edward Bolton Clive, M\P., ex- pired on Tuesday morning, at an early hour, at his son's seat near Croydon. Be was a Whig in politics, and had for a long series of years rep .resented the city of Hereford. Parliament will be prorogued about the 7th of Augus The Lord Chant :dlor has appointed David Randall, of N-»ath, in the county of G lamorgan, gentleman, to be a Master Extra- ordinary in the H igh Court of Chancery. CAUTION" TO C VERSEERP.—The new Registration Ac. t re- quires the Oversee :s to make out and publish, on the 1st da '■>' of August, a list of til the new claimants, separate and dist. '«<? £ from these now on the register, under a penalty of jElOO. DEATH OF LORD- BATEMAN.—We have to record the deat of a third member if the Upper House of Parliament within the short space of as many days. The nobleman whose name is prefixed to this paragraph expired at an early hour on Monday morning, at his nia asion in Portman-square, after a vi rv brief illness. The decerned nobleman was born in June, e iSO, and had consequently at tained his 65th year. We regret to learn that Mr. Alexander Murray, m, 3mber of Parliament for the st.ewartry of Kircudbright, died in t he south of Ireland on Wedn esday last, having been suddenly taken ill on the preceding Monday. Mr. Murray was on th e Liberal side of politics, and, of course, a new writ will be imr lediately issued for the election of a successor .—Caledonian Met cury.
FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, JULY I; 8. BA.^K.RUPTS» J. W. Collyer, Newgate-street, victualler. Basingh* U-street. H. Bromwich, Leamington Priurs, Warwickshire. • omith, Woodhead, Cheshire, R. Smith, ury, Che- snire, and J. Swann, Hattersley.Cheshire, provision, dealers. K. Green, Bristol, watchmaker. T" JN,S,?A* Ne*castle-upon-Tyne, merchant. T" W ^1 sc*eri. Leeds, millwrights, IVa.dleY Li,rpooi broker. Vc vans> E'verpool, ironmonger. Vi Ju*-> Liverpool, builder. fry, Kuthin, Denbighshiie, feather dresseiV TUESDAY'S LONDON 0AZETTE, JULY. 22. & sfe?;:?, btidg'- S. 11 Kethvarii'r'J New Farringdon-S! pjiirjv. square. 'censed "victualler, Clipstone- A." MUler' mere'Snt^v ■' £ bchurch-,ane. City- G. Brown, clothxe" P arbican°^' CitJ,• J." Batchelor'' bu^her6 pPer(: Newc"tle*upon-Tyne>' A.andJ. Wild"gSrfa'h: f J. Mack, Pawnbrokorf"iverpooL J. Barnes, grocer, Manchester J. Dn«r, 3U„, £
CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. CONFLICT BETWEEN THE IKSt'BGENTS AND THE QUEEN"' TROOPS. L-atel arrivals bring us Slcs of the Cape papers to the 1' of Mav, from which we learn that on the 3rd the British tro under' the command of Colonel Richardson, marched ag the refractory beers, and surprizing them in their int" ments, put them to the route, and that they immediate' In their submission to the British authorities. The de of considerable local interest, inasmuch as two of th ) # engaged, Captain Schonswar and Lieut. Thompson, < Dragoons, were formerly residents in Cheltenham, t cf the former still residing there, the latter being Thompson, Esq of that town. In attacking the encampment of the boers, 400 s pears that Col. Richardson adopted a tttM which v successful. Marching to his position under cover placed a party of Griquas ottthe heights facing the aj At daybreak on the following morning the farmer" these men, quickly saddled their horses and rode u, at the enemy, perfectly unconscious of their near virility t<j[ troops. Seizing the favourable moment, the Dragb- forward, followed by a considerable body of mounta or Bastards, and the result was as stated above; •••i., 200 heads of families have laid down their arms, an(. i, oath of allegiance to the British sovereign. SUBSTANCE OF A DESPATCH FKOM LIEUTENA.N1-- RICHARDSOX, 7TH DRAGOON GUARDS, DATED Xt Finding that the negotiations of the Civil Commissit the insurgent boers had been unsuccessful, Lieutenant Richardson moved forward on the 26th ult.,with 240 me. Orange River, which he crossed the same afternoon. vanced by a rapid march on the camp of the boers, miles in a S.E. direction. This camp "had been about 4' but had been broken up, probably from informatior reached the boers the preceding day. Five wagg' 12 men were all that were left tnere. Three consequence of the rapidity of the march. Inf ccived that the boers had taken up a stronr the 29th the special magistrate (Mr. Rav officers, namely, Lieutenant Thompson, 7t Lieutenant Pattison, 91st, and Ensign Har Rifles, with a small escort, were directed to i. anee, and to the exertions of these officers u complete success of the subsequent operations. operations was to march the troops to a central po. Philipolis. Accordingly, a detachment of 160 men o. Regiment were march ed at 12 o'clock at night, and took at that point early the following morning. Lieutenant-Cc Richardson followed with the cavalry, and arrived at the sa^ spot at ten o'clock, a Here the troops halted for a short time, and after having received some reports, it was determined to march upon the boers' camp, distant about ten miles, and which, it was learned the boers had been induced to partly evacuate. The infantry, on reaching the plain, found the boers engaged with the Griquas. The cavalry hastened up, and the infantry were then directed to move forward rapidly to the en campment, and to take up a position there. The boers, on seeing the cavalry, instantly dispersed, and fled to a strong rocky ridge, where they endeavoured to make a stand. One troop of the 7th Dragoons, consisting of 18 files, under Captain Schonswar, and a detachment of tl\e Cape Mounted Rifles, advanced on their left, and gave them a volley that at once drove them fi it their position. The second troop of Dragoons were the-. I. ought up, tinder Captain Heaton, who charged sword n. mi. rt. The misguided and unfortunate boers tried to escape f 0 1 their assailants, but were pursued across the plain, whtrJ- for the forbearance of the attackiiig party, they must all have risen cut down. Amo ng the prisoners are two deserters from i.ie-wjjst regimexit. Their names are it. Lappin and J. I Hilf Ong§jj| tiiese men, it is said, can be proved to have served I the q:ua.\ 1J. field-cornet, named P;et Smith, is also among the prisoners. WEST INDIES. The Tweed, re, al mail, just arrived at Southampton, brings 73 prcscj.'kijt -and an unusually costly freight, consisting of 6J,OOO dollars, in gold and gold dust. shipped at Jamaica, on I merchants' account; one box of pearls, valued at ,£i.600, from Chagres one box precious stones, valued at jC20,000, from Carthagena and numerous chests of valuable merchan- dite. The islands were generally 111 a very healthy state, and dite. The islands were generally ill a very healthy state, and the same remark may be applied to the troops. The crops have a very favourable appearance in fact, much more so than for many years. This is attributed not only to the lains, but to the introduction of guano, which has been extensively used on some estates, It is stated that the first railway at Jamaica will be opened in October, and that the arrival of a locomotive had imparted perfect extacy to the inhabitants. ALGEIRA. THE DAHRA MASSACRE.—Subsequent accounts have not only confirmed the particulars of this atrocious outrage, but have proved the loss of life to be yet more fearful than at first reported. It is now stated th.it upwards of 1,000 bodies have been dug out of the caverns, the greatest portion of the num- ber being women and children and among the sufferings inci- dental to this night of horrors, not the least affecting is the. assertion, that many of the wotnen were seized in their con- vulsive struggles with the pains .of labour, and actually brought forth their offspring in this living tomb. The only attempt to palliate this act of barbarism his been by Marshal Soult, in the French Chamber of Peers, who stated that the extermi- nated tribe were a very warlike race, and that if he had been in Co I. Pelesfeier's situation, he should most probably have resorted to severe measures himself Severe measures, for sooth! The deliberate roasting of 1,000 human being as a severe measure!"
Three of the Presidents of the United States, Jackson, Monro, and Polk, have sprung from the same race, the Scottish colo- nists of the North of Ireland. Jackson certainly exhibited, in an eminent degree, the strongest and best points of that ances* tral character, which presents a singularly happy union of the sterner virtues that distinguish the Scot, with the strong im- pulses, quick perception, and warm affections of the Irish people. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and the Adamses, were of English descent; and in the lives and characters of all in varying proportions, we can clearly trace the distinctive traits which point to their Anglo-Saxon origin. Van Baren has been the only descendant of the Dutch colonists that *harf attained the high honours in the union.-New York Herald.
CORN AVERAGES, jj For regulating the Import Duties on Foreign Corn, from the 25th to the 31st July 184-5, both inclusive. Wheat. Barley, Oats. Rye. Belns. Peas s A J s. d. s. d. I s. d. s. d. s. d. | s d j r 48 5 29 8 ( 22 8 32 0 39 0 f 38 8 Duty- 20 0 9 0 I 6 0 10 6 jj>J_L6 An Account of Coal and Iron brought down the TRAJ £ -1U>AD and CAXAL, for the Week ending 19th July, 1845. II Tram road. Canal. t TONS CWT. TONS. CWT. II Thomas Prothero 0 0 0 50.. it Thomas Powell 75.. Rosser Thomas and Co t T. Phillips and Son "0" I Cargill, Caxr, and Morrison. g W. S. Cartwright 250 The Tredegar Coal Company Joseph Beaumont i Rock Coal Company j Roger Lewis •. Joseph Jones Tohn Jones, Victoria nes Poole, jun ,'0'" I oJ, l Russell and Company j J., i, Cope, and Company. 1 Lev,. Thomas and Company •••• •• J JtmesWatts •••• •• rt Roe Blewitt 900 1 Vipond 450 Hanson 150 tish Iron Company villim and Webber ihn Bavies I Total. 1875 Iron 2025 16 ,I TAFF VALE RAILWAY TRAFFIC, I For the week ending July 19,1845. Passengers ^00 4 1 General Merchandise 154 11 7 W. Coffin and Co •••••• 153 7 4 Thomas Powell Llancaiach Branch..239 13 0 1 93010 « Ditto Lantwit Brftnch 0 5 2 J Duncan and Co, 77 11 10 Dowlais Co ^82 16 4 J. Edmunds 20 1 3 Insole and Son 22 10 8 R. and A. Hill 9 6 8 Dan-y-Deri Colliery 9 4 1 £ ll^i§ro k PRICES OF SHARKS AT BRISTOL. COMMERCIAL ROOMS, BRISTOL, JULY 9. Paid. P,tcr y>,T thor Birmingham & Gloucester Railway ex new 100 134 136 Bristol and Gloucester Railway 30 28 30 Bristol and Exeter Railway 70 95 97 Great Western Railway 80 134 136pm Ditto Half Shares 50 67 69 Ditto Fifth Shares 20 26 28 London and Birmingham. 100 243 245 1 London and Brighton 50 Manchester and Leeds 73 95 100 Taff Vale 125 '135 136 Bristol Dock Shares 147.9.0 Ditto Dock Notes 121.8.9t Ditto Gas Company. 20 43 41 Clifton ditto. 25 West of F, n g. South Wales District Bank 12.10 12 12 t ■■■—
(IIR LETTER BOX. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. Si n,—On seeimr a letter in your last week's paper, written jr a. member of the independent Order of Oddfellows, accusing me ot -insulting them, which I firmly deny, I am induced to s a e foitowina facts in reply :— _T On Sunday, July the 6th, it is well known that Newport^as visited with one of the severest thunder storms it "J8 P for some yeais, accompanied with heavy gales o blew down a large stove pipe, and broke in the s y gt niche where the organ stands, in St. Pau « w'u* i manned of it by the sextoo, I immediate If bejreine- he warden, Mr. Abraham Jones, and informe^ j hfinir *muld have it repaired immediately. d„ «, I though, of IS hz mao 10 go to the Church to hear Ito ■,„[e fw d.sap pmntment, I found it had con fortn, ?ht; during wh.cn time a quam deranged the „lneinr inual' > on the instrument,a piayed, it must have provec1 of it, ar.'d in which state, had.i t |ia(j n0 other reason what- au insulto any band of I"uslCj- *y a manner, as yoijr worthy ever for shaving in so extraordinary afl £ ctiopately in_ correspondent expresses him^e r aUention t0 his sc|lool> form that if he would pay a 1«»M» ^er. it would be far more and keep h.s scholars i«al^>e individual publicly, without prudent in- him than to attack a,s0 inform Mr Ben_ knowing the why or was made to me respecting the jamm Baker that an app a previous occasion, to which L j ringing of St.. \\oollo iunteered my own services; and ont readily consented an Davies. a shoit time since, that yn S3 S the Church, and were anx.ous the- or^° 1 MeheX!td I went to the Church, waited there two hoi" Sid pU,rf STJThe gotten to inform your correspondent that the respected organist never intimated to me his intention of going through any service at aJl on the occasion—had he done so, I would have tuned the organ and should have felt a pleasure in hearing him perform a. fufl service S have been ■> treat 0- •» prjent. I never bafore knew him capable of such a performance: there should have been no difficulty on my P*rt- A°d respects with- holding the kev from Sabbath to Sabbath, l ira sorry to say I am compelled to do so as Ion? as the respected organist ramains. in office, for reasons which I am bound m honour to explain U> him only. I w0uld also inform Mr. Davies that should the organ be wanted at any future time, whether for odd men, odd women, or any other public occasion, I should feel most happy for it to b played. J N. GREGORY, Sexton of St. WooUos. Ntwpgrt, July 24th, 1846.
f A E1 i » b. caub. that tfiv partiality, On Friday, thv paring to resume commenced whoopm. called, for more discord*. I requested the girls not to our master happened to pas& blamed for allowing such noise, v quietness, the more they increased ta. put one band in the trough containing, that remained in thehollow of my hand I sp Afewminules afterwards, I had occasion 1. i. t. sulphuric acid, and was in the act of pour., carboy into a smaller vessel, when one of the gir. field, ca.me directly opposite me, and threw as mu the concavity of her hands would admit, i nmy face. ran away, and in order to frighten her, I gave the lesse. a jerk, little thinking that the liquidwould have nearedher, unfortunately, about a tahlespoonfu! 1 fell upon her head, net. and ear. I was so horrified, hearing that I had injured the girl, that I was unable to render her any assistance, but some of the girls (with kind intentions) injudiciously threw water over the part that had been touched with the acid, thereby in- creasing the injury. I have made every atonement that, a working man could make having given the girl two pounds as compensation for the injury accidentally inflicted by me, and I also pay her at the rate of nine shillings per week until she resumes her work. It is stated in your last week's MERLIN that "the villain was so exasperated that he took hold of a. vessel holding about three pints of pickle (muriatic acid) and threw the contents over the poor young creature. Now, sir, 1 can prove upon oath, and by witnesses, that I was ill the act of pouring out the sulphuric acid in order to proceed with my work, when I unguardedly threw the liquid at the girl. I did not lay hold of the vessel for the purpose of throwing the con- tents on the girl; that would have looked like premeditation. I am also happy in being able to acquaint you that the person of the girl is not much disfigured. I can assure you, sir, that no person coould possibly evince more contrition for the acci- dent, than I have. Trusting, sir, that you will permit of the insertion of the above statement, I beg to subscribe myself Your most obeedient servant, Trosnant, 23rd July, 1845. WILLIAM BIRD. —
ABERGA VENNY CYMREIGYDDION. To the Editor of the. Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,—I find by the list now before me, that the above society has issued the" bill of .fare" for the twelveth anniversary, which is intended to take place about the 15th and 16th of October next. The bill" has been got up well, and is highly creditable to the society and the respected donors, not forgetting the printer, Gobanium." The amount of prises, as per list, is £ 327.15s., besides two or three valuable books, and a silver bardic are." This looks well, and reads better, to the feeling of a Cymrw. But, Mr. Editor, there is one thing which has been overlooked by the society and its best promoters from its foundation, namely, that I find the names of the most respectable ladies and gentlemen in the Principality always honour the society with their initials to the "prize list," but I never found "Euheuevau" on the society's books as members. Believe me Sir, that with the best feeling, I say so, an^vrith every due respect to all tbas* -< ladies and gentlemen who favour the society with prizes. I think, Mr. Editor, that t-he.folla.wing facts will in a great, measure bear me out as touching upon the subject under notice. Since the formation of the society the committee are taxed with heavy expenses connected with the prize list," and 1 am certain that the tax upon each prize costs the society at an average from twelve to fifteen shillings!! for medal-cases, carriage, &c. &c. Those extra charges do not fall upon the giver of the prize, but fall back on the" sinking fund of the society;" Never, was an.Eisteddfod held in Abergavenny that has paid its expenses, ahd the committee are certainly in a di- lemma for want of fash. I now most respectfully appeal to those ladies and gentlemen who favour the society with prizes, to become members; this would certainly aid the society considerably in the cash depart- ment, and do away, with a heavy responsibility on the part of the committee, (although I am not one of them) and it matters not, but I know the nature of the business well, and a very un- thankful office it is. The Secretary of the society will feel much pleasure on having the honour ofenfolling any lady or gentleman's name as mem- ber pf the society having no doubt of its being moved and seconded by some, honourable member" present, and carried unanimously. Before I conclude, I cannot do otherwise than compliment Mr. Edward Lewis, the proprietor of the Cymreigyddion hall, for his never-tiribg exertions, and his disregard to expense, in completing this ratlin every department, it was thought the whole was finally completed a month or two ago, but I find, to the credit of Mr.-Lew* be it said, he is going to exp#nd £ 100. and upwards in/further, improvements; and when done, 1 can say (without a .shadow -OfdoUpt) it will be the first room in the Principality for.holding meetings of any kind. Huarah Success to Lewis bach" and theCymreigyddion. The last day foijr'eceiving the subjects for competition will be Friday, lst'Aufeust. •I am sir, yours very respectfully Bayn-Tawclwch, July 22, 1845.
i t ■BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND .DEATHS. BIRTHS. At Myrtle Cottage, Caefleon, on the 17th instant, the wife of Mr. J. S. Innes, surgeon, pf a son At Shipperdine, on the 8th instant, Mrs. T. C. Barrow, of a daughter. MARRIAGES At Castle Frofltoe, Herefordshire, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. W. H^yall. Mr. W. B. Griffith, of Newport, Mon- mouthshire, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. Wm. Pudge, of the Hillend, Much Cpwarne. At Clifton church, on the 1.6th instant, by the Rev. W. L. Nicholl, Mr. Wm. Price, Cardiff, to Eleanor Jane, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Nicholas Hopkins, of Swanbridge, Glamorganshire. ■At Cardiff, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. T. Stacey, M.A.. Edward, eldest son of M. A. Lisle, Esq., of Woodfield House, to Margaret Lloyd, niece of Griffith Lloyd, Esq., of Charles- stneet. d At St. George's church, Tredegar, on the 20th instant, Mr. k Alfred Orchard to Mrs. Maria Henry, both of Tredegar. At die Independent chapel, usk, on the 5th instant, by the Refc Davis, Mr. Benjamin Wave to Miss Charlotte K At T^efethm'^l^^ the 19*h instant, by the Rev, Thoma* Davies,' M.'A-TMr. Wllliam Wood, of Kirby Moor- side, ^Yorkshire, to Miss Jane James, third daughter of Mr. James, mineral agent Pontypool. I At Llanrian church,"Pembrokeshire, by the Rev. J. Hughes, Mr. John Davies, silkrmercer, Fishguard* to Miss Mary Anm Evans, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Evans, Esq., Trevigan, Pembrokeshire. > At St. Saviour's church, Bath, < on the 26th ult., by the Rev. Dr. Stamer,' Mr. Stephen Westbrook Haycroft, t»f K-ingstov*, Surrey, to Anne, youngest daughter of the late Jfiftin Blackwell) Esq., of Hungerford, Berks. f At Stroud, on the 15th instant, by the Rev. Joseph Griffiths, William Devas, Esq., of Heme-hill, Surrey, to Anne, second daughter of Charles Stanton, Esq., of Upfield Lodge, Glouces- tershire. At Ramenear Devonport, by the Rev. Wi H. Ley, Augustin Prichard, Esq., surgeon, of Bristol, to Mary Sibellah. second daughter of the Rev. T. H. Ley, of Rame rectory. At the Catholic chapel, Trenchard-street, on the 20th instant, St. Jerom CEmilliu, the Rev. E. Metcalfe administered the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony to Mr. W. Harrison Hill and Miss Frances Petheram. At the English church, Leghorn, on the 19th ult., John Cross- ley Geale Seymour, Esq., only son of A. CiDsslev Hobart Sey- mour, Esq., of High Mount, in the county of Limeriek, to Caroline Mary Anne, only daughter of Capt. Francis Baker, of the Royal Navy, and niece of Sir Robert Price, of Foxley, Herefordshire, Bart., late M.P. for that county. ,11 At Bletchington, on the 10th instant, by the Hon. and Rev, J. E. Boscawen, (uncle to the bride,) J. K. E. Holmes, Esq. eldest son of the late Lieutenant-Col. G. Holmes, 3rd Dragoon Guards, to Matilda Martha Mary. third daughter of the Right Hon. Viscount Valentia, of Bletchington Park. At St. George's church, Hanover-square, on the"17th instant, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the Earl of Harewoed to Lady Elizabeth Joanne de Burgh, eldest daughter of the jiarauew andJMarchioness of Clanricarde. At the Baptist chapel, Blakeney, on the 17th instant, by the Rev. W. Copley, Mr. James Barrington, of Soudley, in tlw Forest of Dean, to Ann, daughter of Mr. Thomas Everett, oi Brain's Green, Blakeney. DEATHS. At Cardiff, on Sunday last, in her 54th year, Mary, SMond daughter of Mr. Charles M'Carthy, Cardiff. At Mile End Road, London, on the 17th instant, in her 80th year, Mrs. Jane Powell, relict of John PoweU, EaQ, solicitor, late of Abergavenny. At the residence of Miss Powell, Credenhill, of consumptive, aged 16 years, Elizabeth, third daughter of Mr. Walter Cpt- stable, of Newport, Monmouthshire At Brecon, on the 13th instant, deeply and sincerely regwt ted, Mr. Evan Winstone, of the Street. At Brecon, on the 17 th instant, regretted by numerous rela, tives and friends, Mr. John Williams, of the Bear Inn. At Pontypool, on the J 8th instant, aged 19, Mary, datghtsf of Mr. Thomas Jones, boot and shoemaker. At Glanyrfon, near Crickhowell, at the house of her son, the Rev. G. J. Bevan, on Monday, the 14th instant, in her Mth year, Mrs. Elizabeth Kendall, relict of the late Edward K-, dall, Esq., of Danypare, Breconshire. At his residence in Sheffield, on the 10th instant, in the 85th year of his age, Mr. Jonathan Beet, of the firm of J onathaa Beet and Sou, merchants and manufacturers, of that plao#. AtTything, Worcester, on the 2nd instant, much belwul %nd deeply lamented, Agnes, youngest daughter of ■Mr.'Wtlaws Wilmore. At Cranham, Gloucestershire, on the 11th instant, afp* 100 years, Mr. Hugh Probert. At Bath, on the 16th instant, aged 78, Joha Hayticfornej^sq., fernisrly of Hillhouse, sear Bristol. v v