"AS I LAYE A THYNKYNGE." As I laye a thynkynge, a thynkynge, a thynkynge, Merrie sang the Birds as she sat upon the spraye There came a noble Knyghte, With his hauberke shynynge brighte, And his gallant heart was lyghte, Free and gaye As I laye a thinkynge, he rode upon his waye. As I lay a thynkynge, a thynkynge, a thynkynge, Sadly sang the Birde as she sat upon the tree There seem'd a crimson'd plain, Where a gallant Knyghte laye slayne, And a steed with broken rein Ran free, As I lay a thynkynge, most pityful to see. As I lay a thynkynge, a thynkynage, a thynkynage, Merrie sang the Birde as she sat upon the boughe; A lovely Mayde came bye, And a gentil youth was nyghe, And he breathed manie a syghe And a vowe, As I laye a thynkynge, her hearte was gladsome now. As I lay a thynkynge, a thynkynge, a thynkynge, Sadly sang the Birde as she sat upon the thorne No more a Youth was there, But a Maiden rent her haire, And cried in sadde despaire, That I was borne As I laye a thynkynge, she perished forlorne. As I laye a thynkynge, a thynkynge, a thynkynge, Sweetly sang the Birde as she sat upon the bhar There came a lovely childe, And his face was meek and milde, Yet joyously he smiled On his sire; AI I laye a thynkyrge, a Cherub mote admire. But I laye a thynkynge, a thynkynge, a thynkynge. And sadly sang the Birde as it perch'd upon a bier That joyous smile was gone, And the face was white and wan As the downe upon the swan Doth appear, As I laye a thynkynge—oh bitter flow'd the tear As I laye a thynkynge. the golden sun was sinking, o meme sang the Birde as it glitter'd on her breast With a thousand gorgeous dyes, "While soaring to the skies, 'Mid the stars she seem'd to rise, As to her nest; As I lave a thynkynge, her meaning was exprest :— Follow, follow me away, It boots not to delay, 'Twas so she seem'd to saye, Here is rest!" Ingoldsby's last Lines.
MRS. CAUDLE'S CURTAIN LECTURES. Mrs. Caudle returns to her Native Land.—" Unmanly Cruelty" of Caudle, who has refuted to Smuggle a few things" for her. There, it isn't often that I ask you to do anything for me, Mr. Caudle, goodaess knows and when I do, I'm alwaya refused— of course. Oh yes! anybody hut your own lawful wife. Every other husband aboard the boat could behave like a husband—but I was left to shift for myself. To be sore, that's nothing new I alwaya am. Every other man, worthy to be called a man, could smuggle a few things for his wife—but I might as well be alone in the world. Not one poor half-dozen of silk stockings could you put in your hat for me; and everybody else was rolled in lace, and I don't know what. Eh' What, Mr. Caudle ? What do I want with silk stockings ? Well—it's come to some- thing now! There W'lq a time, I believe, when I had a foot— yet, and an ancle, too but when once 8 woman's married, she has nothing of the sort—of course. No I'm not a cherub, Mr. Caudle; don't say that. I know very well what I am. I dare say now, you'd have been delighted to smuggle for Miss Prettyman Silk stockings become her J You wish Miss Prtt. tyman was in the muctt ? Not you, Mr. Candle that's only your arl-your hypocrisy. A nice person, too,she'd be for the moon it would be none the brighter for her beicg in it, I know. And when you saw the custom-houie officers look at me, as though they were piercing me through, what was your conduct? Shame- ful. You twittered about, and fidgetted, and flushed up as if I really was a smuggler. So I wast What had that to do with it ? It wasn't the part of a husband. I think, to fidget in that way, and show it 1 You ('ouldn't h,lp it? Humph I And you call vourself a person of strong mind, I believe 1 One of the lords of the creation Ha ha Couldn't help it! But I may do all I can to save the money, and this is always my reward. Yes, Mr. Caudle, I shall save a great deal. How muchl I shan't tell you: I know your meanness—you'd want to stop it out of the house-allowance. No it's nothing to you where I got the money from to buy so many things. The money was my own. Well, and if it was your's first, that's nothing to do with it No; I hav'n't saved it out of the puddings. But it's always the woman who saves who's despised.| It's only your fine-lady wives who're properly thought of. It I was to ruin you, Caudle, then you'd think something of me. I sha'n't go to sleep. It's very well for you who're no sooner in bed than you're fast as a church but I can't sleep in that way. It's my mind keeps me awake. And, after all, I do feel ao happy to-night, it's very hard I can't enjoy my thoughts. No j I can't think in silence There's much enjoyment in that, to be aure I've no doubt now you could listen to Miss Prettyman— øh. I don't care, I will speak. It was a little more thao odd, I think, that she should be on the jetty when the boat came in. Ha 1 she'd been looking for you all the morning with a telescope, I've no doubt—she's bold enough for anything. And then bow the sneered and giggled when she saw me-and said" how fat I'd got;" like her impudence, I think. What*. Well she might 1 But I know what she wanted yes—she'd have liked to have bad me searched. She laughed on purpose. I only wish I'd taken two of the dear girls with me. What things I could bave stitched about 'em No—I'm not ashamed of myself to make my innocent children smugglers the more innocent they looked, the better; but there yon are with what you call your principles again as if it wasn't given to every. body by nature to smuggle. I'm sure of it—it's born with ui. And nicely I've cheated 'era this day. Lace, and velvet, and ailk Blockings, and other things, to say nothing of the tumblers and decanters. No; I didn't look as if I wanted a direction, for fear somebody should break me. That's another of what you call your joke* but you should keep 'em for those who like 'em. J don't. What have 1 made after all ? I've told you-you shall never know. Yes, I know you'd been fined a hundred pounds if they'd searched me but I never meant that they should. I dare say you wouldn t Imuçgle-ob, no you don't think it worth your while. You re quite a conjuror, you are, Caudle. Ha, ba, ha What am I laughing at? Oh, you little know—such a clever creature! Ha. ha! Well, now, I'll tell you. I knew what an unaccommodating creature you were, so I made you smuggle whether or not. How 1 Why, when you were out at the Cafe, I got your great rough coat, and if 1 didn't stitch ten yards of best black velvet under the lining I'm a sinful womaD I And to see how innocent you looked when the officers walked round and round you It was a happy moment, Caudle, to see you. What do you call it 1 A shameful trick-unworthy of a toife ? 2 couldn't cart much for youl As if I didn't prove that, by trusting you with ten yards of velvet. But I don't care what you lay I've saved everything-an but that beautiful English novel, that I've forgot the name of. And if they didn't take it out of my hand, and cut it to bita like so much dog's meat. Served me right 1 And when I so seldom buy a book! No: I don't see how it served me right. If you can buy the same book in France for four shillings that people here have the impudence to ask more than a guinea for-well if they do steal it, that's their affair, not ours. As if there was anything in a book to steal. A od now, Caudle, when are you going home ? What 1 Our time is'nt xp ? That's nothing to do with it. If we even lose a week's lodging—and we mayn t do that-w, shall save it again in living. But you are such a man your home's the last place with you. I'm sure I don't get a wink of a night, thinking what may happen. Three fiics last week and any one might as well have been at our house as not. No—they mightn'tl Well, you know what I mean—but you are such a man I'm sure, too, we've had quite enough of this piece but there's no keeping you out of the libraries, Caudle. You're getting quite a gambler; and I don't think it's a nice example to set to yonr children, raming, M yoa do, for French clocks, and I don't know what. But that's not the worst: yoo never wifi anything. Oh, I forgot; yes, a needle-case, that, under my nose, you gave to Miss Prettyman. A nice thing for a married man to make presents and to such a creature as that, too. A needle case I wonder whenever she has a needle in her hand I I know I shall feel ill with anxiety if I atop here. Nobody loft in the house but that Cloaepeg; and the is such a stupid woman. It was only last night I dreamt I saw our cat quite a skeleton, and the canary stiff on its back at the bottom of the cage. You know, Caudle, I'm never happy when I'm away from home, and yet you will stay here. No, home's my comfort; I never want to stir over the threshold, and you know it. If thieves were to break in, what could that Mrs. Cloaepeg do a(aiolt 'elll1 And so, Caudle, you'll go home on Saturday? Our dear-dear home ? On Saturday, Caudie ? What I answered," saya Cudl., I forget; but I know that, on the Saturday, we were once again shipped on board the Red Rover."—Punch.
PERFECTION IN VARMING. First, drain well your land, or your land will drain you, Than this, depend on it, (here's no maxim more true If from each acre of land you'd reap a large rick, F Muck's the mother of money," so lay it on thick; Each weed is a thief, and should be banished the land, Extirpate the whole breed, then, by hoe or by hand As each root doth bore downward in search of its food Suhsoiling, you'll find will elTeet a great good. Attend, then, my friends, to the maxims I've written, And soon you will find that perfection you've hit on. Chat Moss, near Manchester, Jane 22, 1845. R. THE FmsT "RoN ON THE BANK."—It may be worth men- tioning that the first run upon bankers took place in 1667 being in consequence of the panic caused by the Dutch fleet entering the Thames and destroying the ships at Sheerness and Chatham. —Messrs. Child and Co.'s, Temple-bar, is the oldest banking firm in London, and they still have their books of Charles the First s time, including the private account of Oliver Crom well, who banked with them. These documents muat be peculiarly in. teresting to the antiquary. DESTROVINO RATS.—The worka at Hurlet, in Scotland, were lately overrun with rats to such a degree, that it became abso- lutely necessary to adopt summary measures for totally extirpa- ting the destructive vermin. The following means were resorted to. and they were attended with the most perfect success. A number of corks, cut down as thin as sixpences, were roasted or stewed io grease, and then placed in the way of the rati. The dish was greedily devoured as a special delicacy, and, as was an- ticipated, they all died of indigestion. A lady, seeing at the window of a linen-draper, who bad not long been in businesa, that very common lure, The goods of this shop selling under prime cost," stepped into a friend's, who happened to live within two or three doors, acd inquired whether he thought his neighbour was really selling under prime cost, and would let her have any good bargains." As to bargains," replied her friend, "I am really at loss to answer but with reapert to selling under pnme cost, that, I can positively assure yoo, must be impossible—for to my certain knowledge, be has never paid a single farthing foraaytbtDc he has in his shop."
"I. Cardiff Mechanics' Institute, The committee of the above institute having announced, by handbills and advertisements, that a pleasure excursion to llfra- combe would take place on Monday week, and that the Lady Charlotte steamer was engaged for the occasion, to leave the Bute Docks, at 5 A.M. the members were early on the alert, and made indefatigable exertions to promote the object of the cotnmitlee and we are pleased to announce that, to a considerable extent, they were successful. A great number of the gentry and trades- people of Cardiff had looked forward for some time to a pleasant excursion, and all seemed propitious, save the weather; but as hope ever springs in a sanguine mind, it was to be heard echoed along the streets-" Oh, we shall surely have a fine day on Mon- day and there are so many going, we shall so delightfully enjoy ourselves. Ilfracombe is such a charming place;—there is the Valley of Rocks. &c.; but I woottell you, you must come with us and aee it," &c. &c. Agreed ;—but al'1! for the vanity of human wishes. What was the surprise, when, on Sunday even. ing, a notice was distributed round the town, announcing, that in consequence of an intended trip of the Swift from Newport to Ilfracombe, the company would not consent to the Lady Char- lotte going, lest it should interfere with the arrangements of the other party. All were up io arms, and dreadfully annoyed. On Monday, a meeting of the committee was held, when it was reo solved that a letter should be written to the Bristol Steam Navi- gation Company respecting the affair, and that Mr. Loudeo should present it to the directors. The purport of the letter was, that Mr. John, the agent at Cardiff, bad engaged to let the Lady Charlotte steam-packet to the Committee of the Cardiff Mecha- nics' Institute, to go to Ilfracombe and back on the 4th August, 1845, for the sum of £10, and to be at the Bute Dock at Cardiff at 5 A.M. that morning, ready for sea that, in consequence of such agreement, the institute had gone to a considerable expense in printing, Sec., and had also caused others to iocur cost in con- sequence of such notice, which they, the committee, might be calledupoo to pay at some furure time, inconsequence of the packet not being at the station according to contract, and which was partially explained in Mr. John's letter of Sunday last. The letter went on to seek the reimbursement of the expenses in- curred, and tbe damages sustained by the institute. This letter, it would appear, was taken 10 Bristol by Mr. Louden; and on Wednesday, the 61 h inst., a meeting was held at the Mechanics' Room at 8, P.M., Whitlock Nicholl, Esq. President, in the chair. The Chairman lóid-Gentlemen, you are all aware that this meeting is called in consequence of the untoward difficulties we have got into respecting our trip to Ilfracombe. They are diffi- culties not satisfactorily explained and I believe it is the wish of every one present to find out. It has been said that there was a jealous feeling between Newport and Cardiff, and that Cardiff has been neglected for Newport. That, gentlemen, is but hear- say evidence, and for its truth I, of course, cannot vouch. The gentleman on my right, Mr. Louden, has been to Bristol i-be took a letter ifrom me to the Directors of the Steam Navigation Company. He has seen two of the directors, and I may as well say that this letter asked for damages (as before referred to.) Now, when we took the packet, we took it from their agent, Mr. John; he agreed, without any hesitation or reservation, to let us have it. There was nothing on his part said, I'll let the di- rectors know of your proposition, and I'll communicate to you their reply." No, nothiog of the kind, gentlemen and the feeliog between the Committee and Mr. John was, that the packet was let by him and taken by us and that the act of the agent was as the act of his employers. And how could we in- terfere with Newport? We were to have gone on Monday, they on Tuesday. They, the Lady Charlotte Company, had not made any previous arrangement with Newport; and as to that part of Mr. John's letter, Icannot fathom, where he says they will not let it on any account. Well, Mr. Loudon gets to Bristol; he calls on Mr. Lunell the gentleman says he knows nothing about it, and asks Mr. Louden to take a message to the institute. Mr. Louden very properly observes, No; but if you will write a letter I will take it." A letter was written by Mr. Lunell, en- closed in another to Mr. Louden, stating that he hoped that tet. ter would he satisfactory to the committee. Mr. Loudeo ihen went to another direcfor, Mr. Coles, who said he was sony that things were 80, and that he would rather they were not ao, and offered 10 pay the expenses and to let us have the advantage of another trip, expressing a wish to see Mr. Lunell's letter, which was shown to him aod he further expressed a hope that that letter would not he shown to the meeting. And al that gentle- man had put things in a more favourable light, he (Mr. N.) thought it would be indelicate in him reading Mr. Lunell's letter, which was sent to him. There was nothing of any interest in it. However, Mr, Louden would be able to inform the meeting fur- ther on the subject, and he could use his own discretion in do- ing 10, Mr. Louden then stated, that in their bills a promise had been made Jto the public that the whole of the proceedings should appear in the next Cardiff paper; and he would state that the committee bad agreed to have an excursion to Ilfracombe; that he spoke to Mr. John respecting the Lady Charlotte packet; that Mr. John wrote to say they ahould have it early in August; aod tbat there would be no difficuijy in having the vessel that all was right. Under such circumstances, bills were printed, tickets sold, and parties disappointed; and in consequence of Mr. John's letter on Sunday, I went to Bristol with Mr. Nicholl's letter to Mr. Lunell. When I called, he was engaged; I waited, and after some time elapsed, saw him. I told him my busineis; he said he knew nothing about it; I must look to the agent. I told him he had to do with It; he said he knew nothing of the agree- ment but ultimately he said he had heard of it, and asked ma to take a message. I told him to write, and I would take it; he did so, and exonerated Mr. John from any blame, and settled it on little Mr. Owen, as he called him and said an excursion was to take place at Newport on Tuesday, and tbat it would in. terfere with them. I then went to the Commercial Roome, where I met Mr, Coles, a director, who has the control, more immediately, of the Lady Charlotte. (It would appear that in this Company each director has a power over a certain vessel.) This gentleman expressed his regret at the circumstances, aod offered to pay all the expenses we had incurred, and my expense to Bristol; and abo any expense we might incur in consequence of the disappointment. He also wished to see Mr. Lunell's letter; and, as it was notsealed, 1 showed it to him, when he requested that that letter should not be read to the meeting. I think it would be better to suppress that letter for the present; but I think we ought to have more than the mere expenses, because we had enough engaged to pay a gteat deal more than the u. penses, and therefore we would have a surplus for the institute. He applied for ,£22. 5s.: our expenses were only £2. 5s. Mr. Nicholl thought it was strange they had not given notice earlier than Sunday, if they did not intend to let the vessel go. Mr. C. Vachell.—It is a most extraordinary reason they give: they sacrifice the interest of Cardiff for Newport. After a remark from Mr. Donovan, Mr. Vachell said they seemed to carry things with a very high band. Mr. Donovan.—Suppose they give as £10, and apologise to the president and secretaries for their conduct. He considered it a great insult to Cardiff. Mr. Geake.—It throws us so much in the shade of Newport. Mr. Donovan thought tbey ought to give.E10, clear of all expenses. Mr. Geake.—They ought to be called on for a public apology. Mr. Nicholl.—No doubt wecan make them pay the expenses; but what will it cost ust Now consider. Shall we accept the offer, or adopt another course? Mr. Donovan.—Let them give ns £10. Mr. Nicholl.—I would prefer the vessel for a day. Mr. Loudeo.—Mr. Coles offered the vessel for the 18th per. haps in retaliation to tbe Newport people, because thev eo on the 19th. 8 Mr. C. Vaehell said tbat the Committee of the Wesleyan School had asked Mr. Price, ofNeath Abbey, for the Prince of Wales on the 19tb, and his price was £15, Mr. Geake —Then Mr. Price is more favourable to that body thao he is to us he would not let us have it one farthing under £l0. Mr. Webber.—The question ie-Will you be satisfied with the expenses. Mr. Nicholl.—My letter asked for expenses, and Mr. Coles grants them. Mr. C. Vachell proposed tbat the matter be left in the hands u't'>e Pre8ideot and secretaries; he was sure they would arrange things to the satisfaction of all. Mr. Nicholl would like to hear the sense ol the meetiog. Ideaa mfght be given by them that might not occur to himself or the secretaries; and having heard their views, they would be able to propose something in a regular course. Mr. Geake then proposed that tbey give the committee .t10 clear, or the use of the vessel for the day. Mr. Thomas Price said that the Wesleyans had abandoned tbe trip on tbe 19th, and be would rather have the vessel. Mr. Wm. Price, Chairman of the Wesleyan Committee, said they were going to Chepstow on the 19tb; and the only thing remaining now to be settled was, whether they were to give £10 or £15 for the packet; but they would bave an answer next day. Mr. Webber.—Then, under those circumstances, we abandon our tiip altogether. Mr. Geake then withdrew hit former motion, and proposed to have £10 and expenses. After some further conversation, Mr. C. Vachell proposed for Mr. Donovan to get up a screw, and screw them off the station. A long and desultory converaation then took place, when Mr. Hooper broke it off by asking, if those gentlemen that engaged the packet had had business of great importance at Ilfracombe, that in the event of the packet not coming, they would not be justified in posting it all the way, and claiming the expenle8..ADd moreover, had the packet come to Cardiff that day, and not one had gone with her, would not the Company claim their charge the same as if she had a hundred on board ? Certainly they would, and they would make you pay by honour or law. Then why not make them compensate you tor your loss? (Cheera.) Mr. Louden proposed that the president write to the directors, stating that, at the meeting held tbat nieht, the feeling mani- fested was, that they shouid have the £22. 5s., as first applied for; which was put to the meeting, and carried by a large ma. jority. It was then proposed, that io the event of Ur. Price's reply not being congenial with the feelings of the Wesleyans respecting tbe packet, and that they agreed not to go, that we apply for the packet on the 18th, instead of money, and that the president do not write until that reply is received. A vote of thanks was then passed to Mr. Webber (or his kind. oess in getting out the bill. on Sunday night. Mr. Webber pledged his services at att timea to the institute. A vote of thanks was passed 10 the Chairman, and the meeting adjourned till Monday next.—The meeting did not break up till paat ten o'clock.
SECOND DREADFUL FIRE IN QUEBEC. I The New York papers publish ail outline of the particulars of another most destructive fire at Quebec-a. fire which has almost blotted out the city from the map of existence. The !ast fire broke out on the night of the 28th of June, in the back premises of M. Texsier, notary, St. John's suburbs, near where the fire of the 28th of May stopped, *.nd spread with unrelent- ing fury, until nine o'clock the next morning, and in its course consumed about 1,300 dwelling-houses, and, at the least, ren- dered homeless 6,000 persons The streets are in ruins The weather had been very dry; a violent wind blew from the north east; there was no water, and the people stood apathetic, look- ing at the destruction of their homes by fire, as their doom. Nearly the whole of St. John, and part of St. Lewis suburbs, from St. John's-Gate, and the north east angle of the walls, along the brow of the Coteau Ste. Genevieve, nearly to the Tower No. 4, and up to the St. Lewis-road, were burnt down. A number of houses in the scattered streets, near Tower No. 3, have escaped, and a few near the plain of Abraham. The fire was stayed at several points by the blowing up of houses, under the superintendance of the military, who were of the greatest service. The loss of life has.* not been calculated, but is probably nearly as great as that destroyed by the former fire. The insurances amount to £59,775, One man was killed by the blowing up of a house; two others were burnt to death, and four or five sick persons died on the following day. Quebec is now reduced to Upper Town, within the walls, the Lower Town, from St. Charles, below Hope Gate, to Cape Blanc on the St. Lawrence, the whole extent of which was occupied, but then more sparingly built, after the destruction of the suburbs, during the siege in 1775. The remaining hous.. in the auburba are about as many as they were half a century ago.
♦ NEWPORT TOWN-HALL MONDA Present—Edward Dowling, Esq., I James Brown, a sailor, appeared at the bar, in the police, charged with drunkenness and disorder!) with assaulting P.C. Hopkins, on being taken by I. tody. P.C. Hopkins stated that he found prisoner at the biuo chor, beer-bouse, George-street, intoxicated and smashing the U tea-cups, &c. He turned him out of the house, and when he C got outside he created a disturbance, and collected a number of persons around him. ON witness ordering him home, prisoner gave him a couple of blows, WhICh, it seems, caused the officer to remove him to the station-house. [ Sergeant Huxtable stated that the prisoner behaved very riot- £ ouily in his close quarters, and that he was bound to use coercive V measures to silence him. V Fined 5S. for being drunk. Patrick Carrol was charged with stealing a shirt. Mr. Wool- lett couducted the prosecution, aDd called | James Gould, who said,—I am a seaman, and have been in ( Newport about three weeks. On Saturday morning I was in a T lodge, 00 Morrison's wharf, at Jack's Pill. There is a cupboard ( in the lodge, where I placed a shirt, my property. At about ten o'clock io tbe morning of Saturday last, I saw the shirt there, and J on Saturday night, about twelve o'clock, I found that my shirt had been taken away. I got a candle and searched, but could not find the shirt. I found the prisoner asleep in the lodge, and J the missing shirt on his Lack. He had no coat on, Hnd I tried to rouse him, but could not. The foiemao of the lodge assisted me, and when he was roused, I said, You have got my shirt," and I requested him to haul it off. He said he would do so, and unbuttoned his trowsers, and then he said lie would not do so, it was not my shirt. I told him I would go for a policeman. I know the shirt; the sleeves were torn, and one button off. There is a piece on the collar I put on myself. The shirt now pro- duced is mine. John Thomas, sworn, said :—I am employed on Mr. Morri- son's wharf, at Jack's Pill. I lock the door of the wharf in the nights. On Saturday night last the witness called me to the lodge on the wharf, at about nine o'clock. 1 there saw the prisoner asleep. He had no right there. He had not been employed on the wharf. The last witness chargerl the prisoner with having his shirt, and at first he said he would give it him, and unbuttoned his trowsers. He then said he wouldn't give it him, and I locked him up. The policeman came in about half-ao-hour, and took him into custody. Thos. Hopkins, sworn, said I am a police officer, and was on duty on Saturday night. The prosecutor came to me at about a quarter to twelve o'clock, I went with him to Jack's Pill. I there found the prisoner locked up in the lodge. THE prosecu- tor charged him with stealing the shirt. I awoke him up and took him to the station-house, and there I took possession of the shirt from his back. The prisoner said he had the shirt from one Mick Collins, belonging to the Kitty. 1 asked where the Kitty was, and he said she had sailed. The Court considered the evideoce too weak to commit for trial, and therefore discharged the prisoner.
THURSDAY.—AUGUST 7. Present—E. Dowling, Esq., (Mayor), W. Brewer, and J. S. Alfrey, E;.qrs. William Langley Morgan was further remanded rill Monday next, on a charge of attempting to poison Mary Friend, ahal Dugmore. Abel Rosser was charged with stealing 24 £ Ibs. of coal from the Red Ash Coal Company's trams. Mr. Henry J. Davis appeared for the prosecutors. The case was simply as follows :— Jno. Jones, the foreman of the coal wharf, deposed to seeing the prisoner on the tram-road, and orderiog him off, at about eight o'clock, on Saturday evening last. That immediately after a team of trams came down, laden with coal, the property of the company. Thos. Smith deposed to seeing the prisoner go to the tail of the team just after and take off a lump of coal. He pursued him, and took him into custody, and took the coal from him, which was 24J lbs. Bailed to appear at the next sessions. Mr. Ambrose Wilde, pawnbroker, Llanarth-slreet, appeared to answer an information exhibited against him by Richard James, for illegally detaining a pledge. Complainant stated that on the 26th of March last he pawned a beaver hat with defendant, and that on the 2nd of August, and also previously to that day, he tendered at the shop the ticket and the amount of money borrowed, which was one shilling, and also fourpence halfpenny, which defendant charged him for interest on the loan, and that defendant refused to give up the goods. He slated his hat was worth 9s. 6d. Mr. Wilde, in defence, said he knew nothing of the matter; that it was his son who managed the business, and be was not now the licensed pawnbroker; be had given up to his son before the aiticle was pledged. [On reference to the pawn ticket, how. ever, the name" Ambrose Wilde" appeared.] Moses Wilde, defendant's son, said he had given out the wrong hat to a person at Poniypool, and he wished to have time to get it returned but it appeared from the evidence of com- plainant's wife, and, indeed, Wilde admitted the fact, that up- wards of a week's time had been given by the complainant for him to procure the hat, and that on her applying for it at the end of that time, young Wilde told her she could not claim it. The Court commented on the injustice of the proceeding on the part of Mr. Wilde, and stated that James was not bound to take back the hat (had it been procured), after being worn a week at Poniypool, in the present wet weather, and ordered Mr. Wilde to pay 9s. 6d. the value of the hat, and 10s. costs. Rowland James appeared to answer the application of Elin. beth Jones, who charged him with being the father of her illegi- timate child. After hearing evidence, the case was dismissed there being no corroborative evidence upon which to ground an order.
ABERGAVENNY CYMREIGYDDION. KING ARTHUR IS NOT DEAD." To Cantwr Glatmysg." SIR,—In the last number of the Merlin, I fiod a letter of yonra, in reference to one of mioe signed (Llawdden) of tbe 26tb .It.. and I bave no language to express the pleasure I had in reading yonr patriotic epistle, and the beautiful feeling you profess for the welfare of the Abergavenny Cymreigyddion, speaks loudly Ibat Y08 are a NATIVE," and a GENTLEMAN of the Principality." Many, Croes graen" coriespondems (not all gentlemen) tbe society has met since its foundation in 1833, but, I am glad to say, that we have beaten them to oblivion, on the principal of Gwladgarwch. I have not the least doubt, in my own opinion, but the society will, with every prospect, after our next Eistedd- fod, be more healthy than ever in money matters, and will be able to stand the Wooden walls of old England," (leave alone Wales.) We have got our Ifor Hael" Gwenyoen Gwent," Dinos and Caracticus, Cadwader, Glyndower, and Llewelljn And many other misbty names, as history is telling, Perform'd such noble deeds of yore, It makes bur posom swelling, To think tbe pest shall be forgot, Within this Island dwelling." "THE ANCIENT PRITISH SHENTLEMAN THE SHENTLEMAN OF WALES." The above named Gentleman is ready and willing to defend our lociety to the last drop of Hur ancient pritisli plood." and can say with one voice, and the flowing of laDguage, as Dewi Wyn" said of Pont Menai, Safed byth sef hyd y farn," and drwy drugaredd ein Llywydd Holltilluawg Ein Hlaltb berffaitb a bar Yn ddiau oes y ddaear." I trust your well-timed observations may not pass as the idle wind by our fair ladies of the Principality—" fo see a: bazaar held at Ragland or Caerfilli Castle" -this, no doubt, is a new method 41 of paying old debts," and would bring the society's cash box Full to the bung." Since writing the above, the following Englynion I have just received, per the morning post, and I must declare that YOII worthy of the comphment. The Englynion will speak for themselves:— ENGLYNION I "GANTOR GLAN-WYSG." Tair oes i Gantor syw gyntedd—Glanwysg 0 lawn waed ein bonedd Llaw ei Ntif ai dillvn wedd, A gorano' i gu rinwedd. Mawr yw ei ddawn,—mdr o ddysg-y" ei ben Ar binacl athronddysg, Diwyd arf aur diderfysg Gwron mad, goreu in mysg. Diffynwr, noddwr, a llyw'n hiaitb-CJnnor Ein cenedl rhag anrhaith NI skd y llwfr enaid llaith I wynebn anobaith. Hwn a fyn yn y Fenni—iaith rywiog A thrawiaeth— Barddoni Fi wawl noeth oleua'i ni Dywyniad Haul dioni. Hedd tra'n fyw i'n llyw Ilawen-uwch ornest A chwyr -tiiad cenfigen; Fi enw byw gan—feib Awen Seineir a moler Amen. Ar 61 oes hi_r i leshau—y bydhwn Boed ei heirdd dr'ig fannau Goruwch in'g rhuthrgyrch angau Ifyw byth yn Ngwynfa bau. NATHAN DYFED. I am, sir, yonrs most respectfully, LLAWDDER. Bryn-Twelwcb, Aug.6th. 1845.
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIKE.—The marriage of Lord A. HervyR M.P., for Brighton (youngest son of the Marquess of Bristol), and Miss Chester, daughter 01 Colonel Chester, wasloleomnJsed at Ashiead, Surrey, lately. A VtTtRAN BENEDICT.—Died on the 29th ult., at Tideswell, in the 90ih year of his age, Mr. Joseph Dawson. He bad been married six times, yet be died a widower. He was deterred from entering tbe holy state a seventh time, by the prophecy of a gipsy I fortune-teller, who foretold that his seventh wife would bury him. Yet so forlorn did he feel without a helpmate, that he was frequently heaid to exclaim, he was sorry he HAID not chanced >t."—Leicester Chronicle. The total number of letters delivered in the United Kingdom during last year amounts to two hundred and fort.Y-two millions! This averagea nearly ten letters for each man, oman, aod child in the empire and constitutes an increase of twenty-two mil- lions over tbe preceding year. The total number befoie the reo duction of the rate of postage was only seveoty-t wo millions. HAY CROP IN 1844 AND 1845.The Nottingham Review mentions that a field in the paiish of Plumptree, which last year only yielded two loads of hay, has, this year prod need fourtoon. The Melton Recorder, a Conservative paper,, established at Mehon Mowbray, in February last, ceased to tixist a few days ago. We understand Mr. Cockburn, the eminent barrister, has net. ted £25.000 by retainers and fees on railroad comjnittees during the session. An Exeter paper says that a farmer was lately heard to express his conviction that he should, this summe*, bee aabled to sell a hogshead of cider, a bag of potatoes, a pound of butter, A bushel of wheat, and a bushel of bailey, for twenty shilljngs. LAW.—Two immense, closely-printed folio volumes, of soma 1200 pages, have just been added to the library of the House of Lords. They contain only an index to the act A of parliament passed from 1801 to 1844. And yet all men aile supposed to know the law I The Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel left town OQ. Monday after. noon fot Drayton-manor. A ^sto tbe unsettled appearance y- .coaiinence cutting. Ittomeoftheeartteit aisrncts, reaping hatbeetpar. tially begun, but it will probably be late in the month before harvest can be at all general..In addition to the previous com- plaints of damage done by blight, mildew, &tc., a new cause of uneasiness has arisen, the crops having in some localities been extensively lodged and beaten down by the thunder showers which have been experienced in different directions, and on the whole the chances in favour of an average yield of wheat being secured, either as regards quantity or quality, have diminished. The upward movement in prices has nevertheless been more or less checked, the intervals of sunshine which have from time to time been experienced having induced caution on the part of buyers, whilst the important rise already established in the value of the article has tempted farmers to thrash out and bring their grain freely to market. With regard to the slock of old Wheat remaining in the hands of the growers, opinions differ as widely as on the subject of actual mischief sustained by the growing crop, and it appears equally impossible to arrive at anything like a de- finite conclusion on either of tliese points. The extent of the supply lately brought forward has exceeded general expecta- tion, and the natural inference to he drawn therefrom is, that farmers have not so very bad an opinion of the probable resuttot the harvest, or otherwise that they have still a more considerable quantity reroaiaing than was supposed to be the case. Though the demand has, as already remarked, not been particularly ac- tive, the recent enhancement has been well supported; indeed, at many of the leading provincial markets, a further rise has been established. At Liverpool, a deal of disappointment appears to have been felt at ihe dull^ne of the London reports. Tuesday prov- ing a very wet day there, holders displayed much firmness, and the sales made were at prices 4d. to 6d. per 701b. above those current on that day se'nniglii. Later in the week the demand became veiy slow, and on Friday the turn was in favour of the buyer. The advices from the leading towns in Yorkshire are not lively; neither at Hull nor Leeds could more money be obtained for wheat on Tuesday than on that day se'nnight, and at Wakefield, oo Fiiday, former terms were with difficulty realized for even the best qualities. The reports from the western and north western markets are of a more nnimated character, which may be accounted for by the fact, that a much greater quantity of rain has fallen in that direction than east of the metropolis. At Birmingham, an ad- vance of 3s. to 4s. per qr. was realized on wheat in the early part of the week; and though the extreme rise was not supported on Thursday, still buyers had to pay prices 2s. to 3s. per qr. higher than those at which they might have bought a week before. From Bristol we learn that the enhancement on English and free foreign wheat had amounted to about 2s.perqr.duriog the week ending Thursday, whilst bonded samples had risen 2s. to 3s. within the same period. From the shipping ports on the east coast the accounts are mostly of a subdued rone. At Spalding, on Tuesday, some diffi- culty was experienced in effecting sales at previous rates and at Lynn, on the same day, an advance of 1 s. per qr. could only be realized in partial instances on selected qualities. At Boston, on the following day, business was also rather dull, and quotations remained nominally unaltered. By our Scotch letters, it appears that much less rain had fallen in that paitof the kingdom than in thesouth the want of genial warmth was, however, we are told, keeping the grain crcps back- ward, and it was feared that the harvest would beunusually late. Good supplies from the farmers, and the discouraging Mark Lane reports, had had a depressing effect on the wheat trade. At Edinburgh, on Wednesday, the quantity brought forward proved more than sufficient to satisfy the demand, and the turn was decidedly in favour of the buyer. At Glasgow, the case was very different; stocks seem to have been much reduced there, and the arrivals from Ireland having for some weeks been small, prices have gradually crept up. The inquiry for wheat was rather active at the town last-named on Wednesday, and an advance of Is. per boll was readily realized. In Ireland a great quantity of rain appears to have fatten still the accounts from thence are not ot a character to give rise to much uneasiness as to the fate of the crops, the early part of the summer having been more favourable there than on this side of the Channel. Both wheat and oats seem, however, to have been held exceedingly firm, and the valueof eacb had, we are in. formed, been well maintained at the principal markets. The arrivals of wheat coastwise ioto London have been large since our last, upwards of 10,000 qrs. having been reported up to this (Saturday) evening. The quantity exhibited at Mark Lane by land-carriage samples from the neighbouring counties has also been good. On Wednesday the show from Essex, Kant, and Suffolk consisted of that portion of Monday's supply not pre- viously sold, there being little or nothing fresh up the weather having then a settled appearance, the millers manifested a decided unwillingness to purchase at former rates, and factors declining to submit to any abatement, the amount of business transacted was trifling. The heavy showers which subsequentlv fell in the neighbourhood of the Metropolis caused the demand to be rather more active on Friday; 'slill factors were unable to clear off the whole of the Essex and Kent supply, nor was it possible in any case to exceed Monday's quotations. The reduced state of the stocks of free foreign wheat in granary has rendered holders very firm, and at no period of the week has anxiety to realize been dill- ptayed the inquiry for the article has, however, been slow, and no advance on the currency of Monday last has been established. On Wednesday scarcely a sale of bonded wheat took place, a few hours sunshine having sufficed to check the inclination to enter into speculative investments the heavy showers which have since been experienced have, however, again revived the demand, and on Friday a few bargains were closed, at terms by no means less favourable to the seller than those current in the beginning of the week. It is now certain thai the duty will begin to recede in the course of a few weeks, the weekly average for the kingdom having risen to 53s. 3d., and the London leturn to 58, lOde per qr. Should there be no reaction in prices, the duty would pro- bably fall to 16s. per qr.; and anything threatening further in- jury to the growing crop would, most likely, occasion the value of the article to rise sufficiently high to reduce the duty materi. ally below the point last named. So long, therefore, as the weather continues at all unsettled, importers will, without doubt, store what may come to hand from abroad, under lock, and for the ptesent there is little prospect of the available quantity of foreign being increased by entries forborne consumption. Up to the pieseot time the importations from the Baltic have been in- significant, and though the recent rise in price here will, no doubt, lead to ralher larger arrivals, still, owing to the reduced state of the stocks at most of the continental markets, important receipts can scarcely be calculated on till late in the autumn. The inquiry for flour has been far from active, the metropolitan bakers having paid the recently established enhancement reluc- tantty full terms have, neveitheless, been obtained, as well for town as country manufactured. Bonded flour has lately been held very high, indeed there is very little sweet American to be had. Barley, of home gtowth, has come forward sparingly, and the arrivals of foreign have also been trintng limited, therefoie, as has been the demand, the supplies have barely sufficed for the immediate wants o/needy purchnsers. In thisposition of affairs, sellers have endeavoured to obtain a little more money for the finer descriptions, aad in partial instances they have succeeded. The inquiry for Malt has, alsa, slightly improved of late, and the turn has been aeain8t the buyer. With an extremely small tnppiy of oats from our own coast and Scotland, and only a few cargoes fresh up from Ireland and some of the near continental port*, the retrograde move nent 'a prices has been checked. 1 he principal dealers having lately go pretty well into stock, have conducted their operations very cau- tiously; nor have many country purchasers visited oar market: even under these circumstances, factors have firmly resisted any further decline, and the business done oo Wednesday, as well as on Friday, was at quite as high rates as those obtained in the beginning of the week. The actual scarcity of beans has obliged needy purchasers to pay the terms demanded hy holders; and the value of the article has rather tended upwards than otherwise. Of peas very few have been exhibited atmuket; and, with only a retail demand, previous prices have beeo very firmly supported. —Mark Lane Express.
A witness, in the Crown Court, on Monday,twice gravely told one of the counsel for the prosecution, in a case ofcattte-ateaiing. that he could not identify the prisoner at the bar as the person of whom he bought the heifer at Beverley fair, as he could not see him distinctly when he made the purchase," because it rained so fast. Yoikshire Gaiette. It has been ascertained that a pair of sparrows, with young to maintain, will destroy 3360 caterpillars per day. To RavlvE WITHERED FLOWERS.—Plunge the stems in boil- ing water, and by the time the water is cold, the flowers will re- vive. The end of the stalks should then be cut off, and the flowers put to stand in cold water, and they will keep fresh for several days. A MIRACLE OF HONESTY.—At a parly the other evening. several gentlemen contested the honour of having done the most extraordinary things. A certain learned gentleman was appointed to be judge. One produced his tailor's bill, with a receipt at- tached to n; a buzz went through the room that this would not be outdone when a second proved that he had arrested his tailor for mooey lent to him. The palm is his was the uni- versal cry when a third observed, Gentlemen, I cannot boast of the feats of either of my predecessors, but I returned to the owners two umbrellas that they had left at my house." 1 '11 bear no more," cried the arbiter—" that is the very ne plus ultra of honesty and unheard-of deeds the prize is yours." John Adams, ex-presideot ef the United States, being called upon for a contribution for foreign missions, said, "I have no- thing to give for that purpose but there are here in this vicinity six ministers, not one of whom will preach in the other's pulpit; —now, I will give as much and more than any one else to civi- lize these clergymen." A WICKED WIQIIT.—A premium being lately offered hy an agricultural society for the best mode of irrigation, and the latter word, by mistake of the printer, having been changed into irrita- tion, a farmer sent his wife to chum the prize. Do you think these creatures have any feeling V said an inquisitive consumer of oysters to a well-known wit. Feel- inn ?" replied bit friend, to be sure they have did you ever hear them crying about the streets? The Medical Times describes the case of J. H., a farmer, who died after tevera) days extreme suffering from haemorrhage, vomit- ing, &c., occasioned by his accidentally getting a small quan- tity of guano dust in his throat. RlcEo-Rice is a thing not half enough used: it is both cheap and uourishing; either with or without milk, it will make a good dish for breakfast, dinner, or supper. especially for children. One pound of rice boiled in a bag uno) tender, will make four or five pounda of pudding. If rice be soaked m milk or water for four or five houis before it is used, it will require but a short time to boil, which will save fire and pans. DISTRESS A MONO THE ALPHABET.—The following advertise- ment appeared in the London 7imes of Thursday;—■■C. and I. are very UNHAPPY. B. D. is most anxiously requested to WRITE to them as soon as possible. HOW TO KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE DRUNK OR SOBER. Whenever you go to bed, look at the bed-potts: if tlley are standing still, conclude that you are sober, but if they seem to be dancing the polka, you may reasooably suspect that you are drunk. SECOND SIGHT.—In No. I. of the Iron limes, there is a letter signed A Constant Reader:" A clear case of Clairvoyance. "Heroine" iI, perhaps, as pecoliar a word as any in our language the two first letters of it are male, the three first female, the four fiiet a brave man, and the whole word a brave woman. A. R»V IMHU, MPHStlon, en route <■- jv No official information, u "s '• municipal authorities here. 'K. | day upon the subject, but as they 1 • plans, tbey arranged none of their own— "J 1 nothing but settle that on the arrival of the royal panj .2 gian tricolour should float from every flag-staff, and the bells pea) from every steeple, and they are not a lew in Antwerp. In fact, the landing will be conducted as privately as possible. Some light cavalry may be sent for—a regiment of Lancers problbly- from Malioes, and I have heard that there will be probably drawn up round the landing place a party of Pompiers. We should hardly think in England of selecting a guard of honour from the Fire Brigade, but here the body has a semi-military cbaiacter, its members understanding the handling of a musket as well as tbat of an engine. hasp. With the exception, however, of some such trifling manifestation of respect, there is to be no- thing like a public reception. The railway people expect that the royal party willetart by a special train at seven o'clock on Monday morning. Precisely at that hour the King and Queen of the Belgians leave their palace at Lacken, near Brussels, for Malines. That town is about midway between Brussels and Antwerp, so that the royal trains will probably arrive at the same time. The whole party will then proceed together, the King and Queen of the Belgians going as far as Vel viers, the Duke of Brabant and the Count of Flanders, the eldest and second sons of the King and Queen of the Belgians travelling with her Ma. jesty only as far as Louvain. The braves Beiges of Antwerp seem hardly satisfied that her Majesty should prefer the sleeping accommodation of the royal yacht for the night she remains here, to those which she could command ashore, 'Tis too bad," I heaid one Flemish darosal say the Queen of England comes at night to Antwerp, and sleeps "pOD the ScheIdt!" It is to be hoped that her Majesty, with her usual luck in the maiterof weather, will bring some improvement in that under which we are languishing to-day. The sky is a hopeless mass of dismal, dark, grey clouds, send- ing down one continuous pour of thick, wettiug lain; and even all the picture^queness of the fine old Flemish town, the glorious sculptured toweis, the high antique gables, the rich arabesque work which Spanish taste lavished upon Flemish streets, when tbe Duke of Alva reigned over the Low Countries—all those features which make Antwerp the grand place it is, cannot keep it from looking almost as dismal as the most oidinary colloca- tions of brick and mortar usually do, uDdersimilsl circumstances. The river-the "lazy Scheldt "—with its sedgy banks and brown turbid waters, half hidden by a low creepiug mist, through which, here and there, the uncouth forms of Dutch galliots loom heavily forth, has a most disheartening effect, and the continued rain spoils more tban mere pretty nalural pictures. It is rolling the cut corn, much of which is piled upon the ground. Indeed, so great are the fears entertained of the harvest here, that a depu- tation of Antwerp merchants-hat been sent this very d-ty to Brus- sels, to consult with the Minister of the Inteiior upon the pro- prietyof suspending for a time, all duties upon articles of pro- vision. I can only, for everybody's sake, hope that the sun will deign to shine upon the royal progress through Belgium and Germany.
ORDINATION SERVICES AT TREDEGAR. On the 29th, 30th, aDd 31st of July, the Rev. Evan Jones, late of Brecon Independent College, was set apart to the pas- toral care of the congregational church, at Saron, Tredegar, Monmouthshire, when the following ministers officiated: On the 29th. at six, Messrs. Davies, Brecon College, and Jenkins, (Wesleyan,) Tredegar, preached to a very numerous congrega- tion. The following day was chiefly occupied by conferences of the ministers and deacons, for discussing the most efficient mea. sures to liquidate the debts which still remain on the different Welsh Independent Chapels, in the county. On the evening of tbe same day, at six, Mr. T. Jefferys, of Pencae, introduced the service, and Messrs. W. Edwards, of Aberdare, late of Brecon College, W. Davies, Jerusalem, and E. Rees, Penmaio, preached. On the 31st, at six in the morning, Mr. J. Davies, of Brecon College, introduced, and Mr. T. Griffiths, of Blaen. avon, preached. At nine, Mr. M. Jones, of Varteg, introduced. Mr. R. Jones, of Sirhowy, delivered a most elaborate discourse on the Nature and Constitution of the Christian Church. Mr. M. Ellis, of Mynyddisllwyn, proposed the usual questions, which were most satisfactorily answeied by the young minister, Mr. D. Stephenson, of Nantyglo. offered up the ordination prayer, in a manner exceedingly warm and pathetic. Mr. E. Davies, A.M., clauicallutor of Brecon College, preached to the young minister; and Mr. H.Jones, of Carmarthen, late of Tre- degar, to tbe church' At one all the ministers dined together at the Cambrian Hotel. At half-past two, the Independent Chapel, though spacious, proved too small to contain the crowded con. gregation that had assembled together. In consequence of this, the Baptists kindly offered the service of their chapel, where, with much conveniency, the afternoon and evening services were conducted. The afternoon service was introduced by Mr. D. Salmon, of Newport, late of Brecon College; and Messrs. B. Evans, of Froome, and T. Pearce. Liverpool, preached (the for. mer in English.) At six Mr. J. D. Williams, of Homerton College, introduced, and Messrs. E. Roberts, of Carnarvon, late of Brecon College E.Griffiths.Swansea, and J.Hughes. Dowlais, preached. Mr. Jones commences his ministerial labours under circum- stances most promising and favourable. He may be said to have come to the place at the unanimous invitation of the church and it is not too much to say, that among a number so large there was hardly a single dissentient. We are fully persuaded that a young man more qualified for both the place and the people, could with difficulty be obtained. He is a zealous advocate of leelotalism, which it is hoped, under Divine blessing, will prove instrumental to counteract the baneful influence of intoxication —a sin commonly prevalent among the iron districts. On the occasion a large number of ministers of our own, as well as of other denominations connected with the county, were present, thus testifying the high esteem in which they held the young minister, and their convictions of his suitableness to the important work of the gospel ministry. The sermons that were delivered during the different services were in the highest degree forcible, persuasive, full of pathos, and accompanied with evident manifestations of God'a favour and approbation.
By the new arrangement respecting revising barristers, viz., by paying them ,£.200 each, instead of by day-work, the cost of the annual revision has been reduced from £31,000 to about half that amount. The value of provisions imported into Liverpool, from Ireland alone, netted, last year, £7,000,000.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. NEWPORT. Arrivals and Sailings for the week ending August 14. ARRIVED. Unity, Griffiths, New Quay. grain.-Emerald, Niwardi, Swansea; Gleaner, Thomas, William, Lawrence, Cardiff, William, Smith, Gloucester; Newnham, Smith, Bullo; Ex. press, Welch,Glasgow; Harriet,Elliott,Bristol,iron—Charles, Stephens, Chepstow, pit wood—Friendship, Washbourn, Ceres, Inman, Glouceitei; Star, Richards, Blessing, Duddridge, Car. lean, Headford, Bridgwater, flour—Gem, Howe, Providence, Patterson, Fortitude, Lewis, Bridgwater, bricks. Jane and Mary, Guy, Ntwport Trader, Jackson, Gloucester, sundries—Swift, Gainey, Aberthaw, stone.—Osprey, Jones, Pheasant, Evans, Mary, Brewer, Barrow; Octavia, Toylor, Maria and Ann, Jones, Am tv, Humphries, Whitehaven Swift. King, Fowey Esther arid Mary. Thomas, New Quay Kate, Richards, Alilli- cent, Pada'ow, iron ore.—Argo, Jones, Bridgwater; George, Phillips, Chepstow, timber.—Union, Quarrel, Plymouth, tree- nads,-Caledonid, Parker, Cork, caule, &c.—Perseverance, Callegan, Kinsale, horses.—Bee. Rymer, Chepstow, malt.— Hope, Morgan, Sydney, bark.—Freeman, Veale, PortTaibot, coalss.—Palace, Beard, Bristol, f/eestone.— Davids Oakley, Gloucester, boilers. The market boats from Bristol with sundries. SAILED. Brothers, Sinclair, Gibraltar, steam coals.—Atalante, Sltlir, Hamburgh, railway iron.—Odoardo, Suttora, Civita Vecchia, steam coals.—Mary Bibby, Archibald, Grenada, steam coals.— Alice, Chapman, Jamaica, steam coals.—Fire Sodskeud, Ries, Hamburgh, railway iron.—Lady Kobilliard, Jenkins, Grenville, coal, cheese, and tin plate.Conservalor, Horswell, Gibraltar, steam coals.—Eldoo, Gillespie, Quebec, ballast.—Abendroth, Steffens, Hamburgh, rail iron.—Alpha, Richardson, Corfu, steam coals.—Gipsy Queen, Noel, Malaga, steam coals. Favo- rite, Hoskios, Fecamp, rail iron.—Exmoutb, Turner, Stettin, rail iron.—Catherine, Hoskins, Fecamp, rail iron.—-Thomas end Sarah, Lewis, Porthcawl, iron.—Hannah, Hawkins, Bristol, timber, deals, &c.—Union, Prewett, Cardiff, bar iron. Saiah, White, Bristol, timber and staves.—Catherine Jane. Evans. Lydney Lass, Allpass, Susannah, Wood, Dublin; Daphne, Phillips, Margaret, James, Liverpool; Unity. Clark, Truro; Pedmote, Peck, Newcastle; Diligence, Rees, Runcorn; Sally, Twohig, Cork, iron and tin plates. The market boats for Bristol, with sundries, and 150 vessels with coals for various ports coastwise.
GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL, CARDIFF. Arrivals and Sailings for the week ending August 14. ARRIVED. Packet, Codings, Duke of Wellington, Minehead Mary, Evans, Bristol, and the BuJIow Pill traders. all with iron ore.— Sally, Robeits, Jane, Parish, Biidgwater; Independent, Pinne- gar, Bristol; Herald. Jone, Penzance; Milo, Cook. Bristol Favourite, Hoskins, Padstow Jane, Nurse, Bullow Pill; Lark, Prowse, Brixham Aberna, Lloyd. Barmouth Wave, Murphy, Wexford; Alfred, Salisburg, Exeter; Daphne, Spragne, Brix- ham Uranie, J.egain, Nantes Carmarthen Packet, Evans, Carmarthen all with ballast Union, Hewett, Newport; Dol. phin, Gomer, Glo'ster; Gleaner, Thomas, Newport; Dove, Reigh, Wexford; Betsey, Evans, Aberthaw; Ann,Long,Meath Oliver Lloyd, Thomas, Liverpool; Good Hope, VVashbourne, Glo ster; John George, Gulliford, Bridgwater; Olive Branch, Bowen, Barry Elizabeth, Wright, Bristol; Mary and Eliza- beth, Lakey, Scilly Alexander, Hooper, Waierford; Speed- well, Silex, Liverpool; William, Lauience, Newport; George Withers, Glo'ster; all with sundries. SAILED. Snowdon, Thomas, Carhill; Alice Killam, Pritchard, New. castte Merthyr Packet, Thomas, Bristol; Bransty, Russell, Pembroke; Comet, Head, Lancaster; Gleaner, Thomas, Caer- lean Messenger, Hughes, London; Eaglet, Jones, Lancaster; Reliance, Alexander, Constantinople Mount Edgecombe, Od- gers, London; Eagle, Williams, Lancaster; Lark, Prowse, Newcastle; Spica, Osterman. Hamburgh; Ann, Davies, Bria. tol William, Lawrence, Newport; Mary, Evane, Brittol; Carmarthen Packet. Evans.Carmarthen, all withiron.—Dolphin, Gower, Glo'ster; Fox, Beriiman, Neath; St. Gilda, Bibcul I Nantes; Marianne, Evans, Names; Maiia Magdalen, Chris. topher, Nantes Friends, Evans, Bristol; GyfWan, Jones, Port- madoc; Betsey, Evans. Aberthaw Ocean Queen, Chaddock, Gibraltar; Aizonnais, Condeval, Nantes; Milo, Cook, Glo'uer Jane, Nurse, Glo"ler; Good Hope, VVashbourne, Glo'ster; Diligence, Humphrys, Aberystwiih Wane, Murphy, Wexford Elizabeth, Wright, Biislol Independent, Pinnegar, Bristol Mary and Elizabeth, Lakey, Cork Aretze, Corbett, Malaga Pride, Allen, Waterford; George, Withers, Glo'stir; ftiaiy Ann. Smith, Glo'ster; John George, Gullyford, Bridgwater, all wilh coal.—Union, Hewett, Newport; Duke of Wellington, Noall, Minehead William, Hill, Ballow Pill Olive Branch, Bowen, Barry Favourite, Hoskins, Newport; Hope, Sandeis, Newport; Light Packet, Coliings, Bristol, flour.—Jane, Roberts, Lydney, biy,—Active, Cope, Ballow Pill, timber. I; ad. 111£", Be it known, lhat ine Executive sanctioned the following :— "The National Congress of the Mexican Republic, con. sidering— That the Congress of the United States of the North has, by a decree, which its Executive has sanctioned, resolved to incor- porate the territory of Texas with the American Union "That this manner of appropriating to itself, temtolles upon which other nations have rights, introduces a monstrous novelty, endangering the peace of the world, and violating the sovereingty ofnations: "That this usurpation, now consummated to the prejudice of Mexico, has been in insidious preparation for a long time at the same time that the most cordial friendship was proclaimed, and that, on the part of this Republic, the existing treaties between it and those States were respected scrupulously and legilyl. "That the said unnexation of Texas to the United States, tramples on the Conservative principles of society, attacks all the rights that Mexico has to that territory, is an insult to her dignity as a sovereign nation, and threatens her independence and poli- tical existence. That the law of the United States, in reference to the annex- ation of Texas to the United States, does in no wise destroy the rights that Mexico has, and will enforce, upon that department. "That the United States having trampled on the principles which served as a basis to the treaties 01 friendship, commerce, and navigation, and more especially to those of boundaries fixed with precision, even previous to 1832, they are considered as violated by that nation. And, finally, that the unjust spoliation of which they wish to make the Mexican nation the victim, gives her the clear right to use all her resources and power to resist, to the last moment, said annexation. It ill decreed- 1. The Mexican nation calls upon all her children to the de- fence of her national independence, threatened by the usurpation of Texas, which is intended to be realised by the decree of an- nexation passed by the Congress, and sanctioned by the President of the United States of the North. 2. In consequence, the Government will call to arms all the forces of the army, according to the authority granted it by 11,1: existing laws; and, for the presetvalion of public order, for the support of her institutions, and, in case of necessity, to serve ai a reserve to the army, the Government, according to the powers given to it on the 9th of December, 1844, will raise the corp" specified by said decree, under the name of Defenders of the Independence and of Ihe La"s: "MIGUEL ARTISTAN. Piesident of the Deputies. "FRANCISCO CALDERON, President 01 the Senate. Approved, and ordered to be printed and published, "JOSE JOAQUIN DE HERRERA. A. D. Luis G. Cuevas. Palace of the National Government, city af Mexico, June 4." Geo. Bustamente arrived at Veia on Juue 17, and offered his services to the Government, in sustaiuing what it is pleased to term the integrity of the Mexican territory and the dignity of the Republic. He was rather coolly received, and it was reported that he refused the military honours that were tendered bim. It was thought that he was not recalled by any party. The people generally were no: alarmed, notwithstanding the cries for war made by the Federalists and by the partizans of Santa Anno, who blamed the Government for want of energy. The knances of the Government were i" an embarrassing condi- tion, so much so that the officers employed under Government had difficulty in obtaining one-fourth of their pay. Business was dull. The publication of the new tariff was shortly expected. The French bark of war La Perouse, and two brigs, and the British brig of war Persian, were at Vera Cruz 00 the 24th. A United Slates war scooner came into port on the evening of the 22nd (name unknown) said to be from Cartha gena, and ailed before sunrise on the 23rd, said to be bound for Pensacola. An order had been given by the Mexican Govern. ment for the better security of their steamships, that they be taken into the river Alvarado, out of reach of an enemy. The yellow fever was prevailing to a very aggravated extent at Vera Cruz. The French sloop of war, La Perouse, arrived at Vera Cruz on the 24lh, from Galveston, with intelligence of the action of the Texan Congress, on the Annexation question. TEXAS.—Congress was to adjourn on the 28ih ult. We learn I verbally, that President Jones bad signed the resolutions accept- ing the propositions of the United Slates for annexation. ihe bill for the reinstation of Commodore Moore, had not been re. turned, and it was thought would be pocketed.—hew Oi leans Bee, 7th instant. RESIGNATION OF MR. BUCHANAN.— L»entlemen from W ash- ington state, with confidence, that the Hon. James Buchanan has resigned the Secretaryship of Stale, and that the President has selected Andrew Stephenson, of Virginia, to fill the place, Differences of opinion aa to the Oregon negotiation have induced this step on the part of Mr. Buchanan.— Philadelphia Gazette.
SAFE ARRIVAL OF HER MAJESTY IN IHE SCHELDT. SUNDAY, AUGUST 10.—By the arrival at Blackwall of the General Steam Navigation Company's ship Sobo, Captain J. F. Cullen, Irom Antwerp, we learn the safe arrival of her Majesty in the Scheldt. The Sobo passed the Royal yacht about thirty miles from Antwerp, at four P.M. on Sunday, which place she would reach about half-past six, P.M. The Black Eagle was lour miles astern of the Royal yacht, and the Porcupine about the same disiaoce from the Black Eagle. At the time the Soho passed the Royal yacht, it was blowing a heavy gale from the W. S.W., accom- panied with rain. When the Soho left Antwerp, doubts were entertained as to her Majesty's leaving the Thames, the weather having, for the last two days, been so unsettled. The Sobo saluted the royal squadron, which was promptly acknowledged. The Lightning and Monkey government steamers, with the royal carriages, arrived ar Antwerp on Saturday morning. IMPORTANT TO AUCTIONEERS.—Lately in the Court of Ex- chequer, Mr. George Robins, the celebrated auctioneer, ob- tained a verdict £644. against Mr. Burke and another, the ven- dors of an estate in Bucks, which they employed Mr. Robins tc sell by auction. After they had agreed with Mr. Robins as tc the terms on which he was to be paid, they sold the estate to the Duke of Buckingham for £60,000, The question was, wheihei Mr. Robins, by the agreement entered into, was entitled to one per cent, commission on the purchase money. The Jurv decided he was, and gave a verdict in favour foi £644.. the sum claimed ACCIDENT TO THE CROWN.—Saturday afternoon, immediately after her Majesty bad delivered her speech, and was in the act 01 quitting the House of Lords, the Duke of Argyll, whose office il is to bear the velvet cushion on which the crown is placed when her Majesty is retiring, stumbled, and the consequence was, that the crown fell off the velvet cushion on the floor. A number 01 the jewels fell out of ii, and it was otherwise much injured. Tht jewels were all picked up and handed to 'the noble duke. On the accident being made known to her Majesty she expressed her concern that his grace should have met with the slight acci dent, but was glad he was not hurt.—Observer. Let me see you dare to do it," as the woman said to hei husband when he told her that he was going to throw himsell into the river. We understand that the return of her Majesty to England may be expected in about three weeks from the day of her de- parture.
LINES Composed on the tomb of Robert Duke of Normandy, one of the Crusaders, in the magnificent cathedral of Gloucester. How loved, how honour'd once avails thee not; A heap of dust is all remains of thee 'Tis all thou art, and all the proud shall be." ———— POPE. FRAGMENT FIRST. (A.D. 1180.-Palestine.) 'Tis evening in an eastern iand The setting sun is gleaming On many a proud and gallant band, And banners gaily streaming, And glancing spears and helmets bright, And, Moslem's rich array, And gilded shield and plumes of white, Fling back its lurid ray. It would have been a lovely hour, Without one breath of wind awake- A sigh, to bend the frailest flower That ever bloomed in field or hrake- But for the fearful sounds that rose So wildly from the battle-field, The clangour of contending foes, The ringing of the helm and shield, The deep and hollow groan of woe From those who had been trod below. The ringing tramp, the heavy tread, The fierce pursuit of those that fled, And then the wild exulting yell, The fiendish shout that told too well The fainting Franks gave slowly way Before the Moslem's heavier sway, And. deeming that the day was won, The enemy press'd madly on. But who, in that last hopeless hour, Is charging in the Ihickest fight ? Who dares the Moslem's mighty power, Undaunted by superior might, With helm unclasped, and noble brow By shame aod anger furrowed o'er ? Mark how they rally round him now. And dare the enemy once more. They shrink before the daring glance That lights that warlike countenance, The flash of the dilated eye. The nohle form, the bearing high, The nervous and unerring blow That lays each bold opponent low Ere his own dagger leaves its sheath, The recklessness that mocks at death, Unchecked by horror or by fear, O'erwhelming all in its career. 'Tis Robert, chief of Normandy. Hark how his name they shout, Till rock and hill and valley ring, and banners wave about. The sun had set, the battle done, Tke ghastly crown of glory won; But Robert paused upon the plaio, To count the cllptured and the slain, It might be, when his prancing steed Pressed proudly on some noble form, The victim of his own rash deed, Where life as yet was faintly wann, It might be then. among tbe dead, Some pang within his heart would sweIl- A heart which yet could feel, 'twas said, More deeply than his pride would tell. But hark I it is the trumpet's strain That echoed o'er the battle-plain, And voices rend the very sky, Till rock and hill and vale ring out With one exulting mighty shont For" Robert" and for" Victory And Robert once again subdued The bitter pang that would intrude, At times, even on his hardened mind, To leave a bitterness behind, A stain that would not waste away, A cloud upon the brightest day. Once more his noble steed he curbed, And proudly rode him o'er the plain; His reckless mind once more he nerved, And Robert was himself again. Dreams of a yet more glorious hour, Unequalled fame, unbounded power, Came thronglDg o'er his daring mind As banners waved upon the wind, And trumpets echoed far and Dear, And Victory I" rang in his ear.
(VCCA JU-. H < CURRENCY PER lMffctUAL. ftifcASuni! II WHEAT.Essex & Kent, new red 56 58 White 62 66 Old, red 58 62 Ditto 62 65 RYF.,old 32 3* INDIAN CORN 31 3^ BARLEY,grinding,2527malting 30 32 Chevalier..33 < Irish 24 26 Bere .25 > MALT, Suffolk and Norfolk 58 63 Brown .56 60 Kingstone and Ware.. 60 — Chevalier..65 OATS, Yorksh & Lincolnsh, feed 23 24 Potato .24 2FT Voughall & Cork, black. 21 — Cork, white.23 Dublin 21 22 Westport..22 23 Waterford, white 21 22 Black .21 2i Newry 23 — Galway 20 21 Scotch, feed 24 26 Potato .25 28 Clonmel. 22 23 Limerick 23 26 Londonderry 22 23 Sligo 23 24 BEANS,Tick,new. 38 40 Old, small.40 4-| PEAS, Grey 38 40 Maple .38 tJ, White. 38 40 Boilers .38 40 SEED, Rape 111. 281. Irish..222. 261. per last. Linseed, Baltic38 44 Odessa;7 1\1 ustard, white12 16 brown. 8 11 per bushel. FLOUR, Town-made.42 Suffolk32 persackof2801bl Stockton & Norfolk 34 Irish ..34 36 FOREIGN GRAIN AND FLOUR IN BOND. WHEAT. Dantzic. 40 fine 48 50 Hamburg .38 — 1 Rostock 42 44 BARLEY. 19 23 OATS, Brew. 17 18 Feed 14 11 BKANS 28 29 PEAS. 28 32 V FLOUR, American, per barrel.. 19 — Baltic.18
OFFICIAL CORN AVERAGES AND DUTY, AUG. 9. Wht..1 Barl. j Oats. Rye.] HeansiPeaS Asgregateaverage s. d. s. d. I s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d of 6 weeks. 49 0 29 6 I 22 7 32 1 39 4 38 l) 1r* I V* I <jr. qr. qr. I qr. Duty onFor.Corn 20 0(9 01 6 0 10 e 3 6/ 3 6
SEED MARIiET, MONDAY, AUG. 11. :1 The unsettled weather beine very unfavourable for the ne* Canaryseed, this article was more inquired for to-day, and fine parcels, brought prices which could not have been obtained oo Monday last. There was plenty of Canaryseed offering, and less money had in some instances to be taken. Other sorts of seeds were held at much the sarns terms as on this day week. I *$S# ] Linseed (English).. 52 to .58 Linseed cakes, 1000.. 220 216 Caraway. 44 46 Hempseed, per qr 35 38 Coriander, per cwt.. 12 18 Rye Grass (English) — — Mustard.brown,new 8 12 Tares, Wmter.per qr 5 6 Trefoil (new) — — Tares,old — j Rapeseed (English) 510 540 | Canary, tine, per qr.. 53 56
HOP INTELLIGENCE, BOROUGH, MONDAY, AUG. II* The accounts from the plantations are rather in favour of tho\ market, as regards some districts, but there are others where the/ bine progresses well, and we call the duty £ ibl) 000. J per cwt. 1 per cwt. s" s. I s. s. 14010 155 Ditto bags 120 to 140 t VVeaWof Kent .140 to 160 | East Kent pockets ..130 to 160 Choice ditto. —to —j Fainham 200 to215 Mid Kent 130 to 160 |
PROVISION MARKET. MCVDAY, Aur.. 11.—The arrivals last week from Ireland were 7,919 firkins butter, and 2,427 bales bacon, and from foreien ports, 11,289 casks butter. During the past week, we bad but little doing in butter; the recent arrivals having supplied the dealers for the present they held back from purchasing any sales effected, were/however, at late rates, and as tbe Irish advices come higher, holders are very firm, anticipating a revival in the demand. The deliveries from the wharfs are unusually large for the time of year. liMiJ™»n, 3- ruleS d-u11' and the transactions passing are of ™ '» some,instances, s,a'e parcels are offered on in value prime fresh meat, there is little alteration '.neelS *.steady sale; prime bladdered, 58s. to 63a., ac- cording to quality, &c.; kegs, 48s. to 52s. TUESDA Y, AUGUST IZ.—CocoA.—In auction, 220 bags Para fetched 33s. to 35s. 6d. fsr low grey, and 2Gs. to 30s 6d. for sea damaged, being former rates. SUGAR.—The trade brought 1300 hhds. and tierces, chiefly foe' the out-ports, at full rates, including a public sale of 125 hhds. 1 Barbadots, and 225 hhds. and tierces; the former sold at 50s. to I 52s. for middling to.good yellow, the latter 47s. 6d. to 49s. for i low to middling strong grey. In refined sugars there was a fair business doing. Standard lumps selling at 69s. and brown gro- cery at 67s. to 68s. Bonded crushed are in demand at 43s. per cwt. CoFFEE.-2.000 bags Ceylon (native) offered in auction, were nearly all withdrawn at 45s. 6d. to 46s. The damaged sold at full rates. TEA.—The deliveries of the week amount to 530,000 lbs. Common to good common Congou are selling at 9d. to 91d. per lb. The market. generally speaking, has a dull appearance. I Stocks and deliveries for week ending August 9. BUTTER. I BACON. F Stock. Delivery. t Stock. Delivery. 1843 27,170 5,570 15,590 2 820 1844 24,.510 6,270 8,290 2,500 1845 21,450 8,610 18;090 4,140
BUTTER, BACON, CHEESE, AND HAMS. IRISH BUTTER (new)s s. CHEESE, per cwt. s. s. per cwt. — — Double Gloucester 62 86 Cdtlow, new, on brd 86 — Single ditto 52 60 Sligo 76 — Cheshire 56 76 Cork, 1st 78 — HAMS,. ENGLISH BUTIER. Irish 56 54 Dorset, per firkin 46 — Westmoreland 66 FOREIGN. York 66 70 Prim, Friesland, ct 88 I BACON, new 46 54 Ditto, Kiel 86 Middles — —
TALLOW AND CANDLES. s. d s d. Yellow Russia 42 3 White — Town Tallow 43 — Mottled 52 — Ditto Soap 48 Curd 60 Melting Muff 30 Graves n Ditto Rough 19 Good Dregs 6 —
SMITHFIELD MARKET-Auc. H. stanres^The'oaofatmtiVh^ veJy &'nS8»&h state, and in some in- was By no means largefor .he pre».„, ,«ason, J J, jgj1 ZtS«"■bu' •««» | The arrival of lambs from Leicestershire being on the increase, the lamb trade was dull, at a reduction in value of 2d per 8lbs. For calves, we had a slow demand, yet the quotations were supported.—The pork trade was dull, at last week's currencies suppor e Per 81bs., to sink the offal. s. d. s. d. d. s d. Coarse and Inferior Prime coarse wool- Beasts 3 0 3 4 led Sheep .4 6 4 8 Second quality do.3 6 3 8 Prime South Downs Prime large Oxen.3 10 4 0 I ditto.4 10 5 0 Prime Scots, &c..4 2 4 4 Large coarse Calves3 6 4 4 Coarse and Inferior I Prime small ditto..4 6 4 10 Sheep 3 6 3 10 Large Hogs 3 0 3 8 Second quality do.4 0 4 4 Neat small Porkers.3 10 4 2 T T i^ainos, 4s. IUd. to as. tftl. Suckling Calves, 18s. to 30s.; and quarter-old Store Pigs, 16. to 20s. each. Beasts, 3,224; Sheep, 26,880; Calves, 164, Pigs, 320.
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. LONDON, AUG. 9, 1845. £ g. J. IKON—Bara Wales 710 0 London 8 10 0 Nail rods 9 0 0 Hoops (Staf.) 10 5 0 Sheet „ 11 10 0 Bars „ 10 0 0 Scotch pig b Clyde 3 3 0 Russian cCCND 000 PSI 0 0 0 Gourieff 14 10 0 Sweedish d, for arriv J1 10 0 on the spot 0 0 0 Steel, fagt 16 10 0 kegs e ]5 10 6 COPPER-Tile l. 87 10 0 Tough cake 88 10 W Best selected 91 JO 0 Ordinary sheets lb. 0 0 10 bottoms. 0 Oil. TIN-Com, blocks g cut, 4 10 0 bars. 4 11 6 Refined 4 15 0 Straits h oo .o. 4 3 0 Banca 4 6 0 TIN PLATES—Ch., IC. i box 1 14 O IX o. o. 2 0 0 Coke, IC I 7 0 IX 1 13 0 LEAD—Sheet k 20 5 0 Pig,lefined. 21 10 0 common. 19 0 0 Spanish, in bd 0 0 0 SPF.LTI R—(Cake) I 24 10 0 ZINC—(Sheet) WI 30 0 O QUICKSILVER/I lb. 0 4 6 REFINED METAL 7 2 6 01 h Nftt rash. u I'iscuuni 4.$per cent* u 7 u -i^isuouni per cent, d Ditto, e In kegB J # >ncn. f Discount 3 percent, g Ditto'2 J per cent, k Net cash, in bond, i Dis- count 3 per cent, k Ditto 21 per cent, l Net cash bond. m Discount 1J per cent, n ^6r cent* 3 REMARKS.
PRESENT PRICE OF TIN PLATES. NEWPORT, AUG. 14. £ s. d. X s d No. IC. per box j )' Wasters.0 2 0 „ No. IX. per box „ 0 3 0 „ No.IXX. per box 1 6 0 „ 0 3 O
BRISTOL HAY MARKET, AUG. 12. Hay per ton.••«••••••••••••••••• 2 10 Oto 5 2 6 Straw per Doten 0 1 8to 0 2 0 Neioport, Saturday, August 16, 1845. Printed and Published fcr the Proplietor, EDWARD OOWLING, of Sto v ruli, in the Parish of St. Woolos, in the MEKLIN Gene:I: rintinu Office, situate in Corn-street, in the Borough of Newport,by WILLIAM CHRISTOPHERS, of No. 1, Chailes-stieet, in the said Borough. London Agents Messrs. Newton and Co., Warwick-square, Mr. R. Barker, 33, Fleet.street; Mr. G. Reynell, 43, Chan- cery-lane, Mr. S. Deacon, Coffee-house, No. 3, Walbrook, 4 near the Mansion Houoe, where this paper is regularly filed.