NEWPORT AND CAERLEON SAVINGS BANK. GENERAL STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 20TH OF NOVEMBER, 1845. DRS.. THE TRUSTEES OF THE SAVINGS BANK. CRS. CHARGE. DISCHARGE. £ s. d. £ s. d. To Balance due oh the 20th of November, 1844, By Sums actually paid to Depositors, in money including Interest, as per last Return 11,125 16 8 including Interest, within the Year ending 20th To Sums received of Depositors within the year Nov., 1845 1,856 10 10 ending 20th Nov., 1845 3,930 12 4 By Sums actually paid for Management within To Interest on Sums invested with the Com- the said year, viz., missioners for the Reduction of the National Actaury's Salary 30 0 0 Debt, viz. Rentandtaxes. 9 6 o Receipt B. dated 21st May, 1845 17819 9 Printing and Stationery. 11 14 9 Receipt B. dated 21st November, 1845. 198 12 11 Advertisements for 1843 and 1844. 2 2 0 Sale of Books 3 9 4 Sundries. 2 4 2 By balance on the general account £ s. d. invested with the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt, including Interest, on the 20th Nov. 1845 13,174 18 5 Ditto in the hands of William Wil- liams, Esq., Treasurer. 150 14 10 -A. 13,525 13 3 1)5,437 11 0 £15,431 11 0 Balance on the 20th Nov., 1845, brought forward.A. 13,525 13 3 Ditto do. due 31 9 10 M>. of Depoiiors, 13,557 3 332 W hose respective Balances on 20th Nov. 1845, including Interest, did not exceed £ 20 each £ 2,22? 0 9 124 Ditto ditto were above £ 20 and did not exceed 50 3,699 11 0 38 Ditto ditto were above 50 and did not exceed. 100 2,431 18 7 9 Ditto.ditto.wereabove 100 and not exceeding.150. 97811 1 5 Ditto ditto wereabove 150 and not exceeding 200 791 15 9 508 Total numbei of Depositors .< 10,128 17 2 7 CharitableSocieties 42\ 17 6 21? Friendly Societies 2,986 8 5 1 Loan by Trustees 20 0 0 539 13,557 3 1 We do hereby certify that the aforegoing is a true account. Witness our hands this 17th day of December, 1845. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Jun. )Two of the Managers JOSEPH LATCH,$of the Savings Bank. JAS. SALTER, ACTUARY. PRICE POURPENCE, OF ANY BOOKSELLER, THE ATHEFiEUM JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ART; (Stamped to go free by post, 5d.) Contains :— REVIEWS, with copious extracts, of every important New English Book, and of the more important Foreign Works. REPORTS of the Proceedings of the Learned and Scientific Societies, with Abstracts of all Papers of Interest. AUTHENTIC ACCOUNTS of all Scientific Voyages and Expeditions. CRITICISMS ON ART, with Critical Notices of Exhibitions, Picture Collections, New Prints, &c. MUSIC AND DRAMA, including Reports on the Opera, Concerts, Theatres, New Music, &c. BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES of Men distinguished in Literature, Science, and Art. ORIGINAL PAPERS AND POEMS. MISCELLANEA, including all that is likely to interest the informed and intelligent. THE ATHEN ÆUM: IS so conducted that the reader, however far distant, is, in respect to Literature, Science, and the Arts, on an equality, in point of information, with the best-informed circles of the Metropolis. The Athenaeum is published every Saturday, but is re-issued each Month, stitched in a wrapper. Wholesale Agents: for Scotland, Messrs. Bell and Bradfute, Edinburgh; for Ireland, Mr. Cumming, Dublm j-for France, M. Baudry, 3, Qui Malaquais, Paris for Belgium, Mr. Browne, 73, Rue Montagne de la Cour, Bruxelles. NEWSPAPER FOR THE FARMING INTEREST. TO ALL WHO HAVE GARDENS OR FARMS. January 3, will be published, price Sixpence, free by post, each volume complete in itself, enlarged to twenty four jolio pages, THE FIRST NUMBER, FOR 1846, OF THE GARDE N EES' CHRONIC LE & AGRICULTURAL G AZETTE; A WEEKLY RECORD OF RURAL ECONOMY AND GENERAL NEWS. The Horticultural Part edited by Professor Lindley. THE FARMING PART, (under the Editorship of a Practical Farmer) treats of- The Practice of Agiiculture I Besulis of well-conducted Experimental Foresting Agricultural Science Farming Road Making Animal and Vegetable Physiology Growth and Rotation of Crops Farm Buildings Improvements in Implements, described Stock Labourers by Woodcuts whenever requisite Drainage Agricultural Publications, &c., See. Better Modes of Husbandry Irrigation In short, whatever affects the beneficial employment of capital in land. REPORTS are regularly given of the English, Scotch, and Irish Agricultural Societies and Farmers' Clubs—London Market Prices of Corn, Hay, Cattle, Seeds, Hops, Potatoes, VVool, &c., and the Weekly Averages. 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It moreover contains Reports of Horticultural Exhibitions and Pro. ceedings— Notices of Novelties and Improvements—in fact, everything that can tend to advance the Profession, benefit the condition of the workman, or conduce to the pleasure of his employer WOODCUTS are given whenever the subject treated of requires that mode of illustration. REPLIES to QUESTIONS connected with the objects of this paper are also furnished weekly. Lastly, that description of DOMESTIC and POLITICAL NEWS is introduced which is usually found in a Weekly News. paper. It is unnecessary to dwell on this head further than to say, that the Proprietors do not range rhemseUes under the banners of any Party; their earnest endeavours are to make The Gardeners' Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette a full and comprehensive record of facts ollly-a Newspaper in the true sense of the word—leaving the reader to form his own opinions; their object being the elucidation of the laws of nature, not ef man. The reader is thus furnished, m addition to the peculiar features of the Journal, with such information concerning the events of the day, as supersedes the necessity of his providing himself with any other weekly paper. I A Prospectus, with List of Contributors, may be had on application, by letter, at the Office, 5, Upper Wellingtotiee t Covent Garden, London. Orders received by all Newsvenders. Parties intending to commence with the new volume had better give their orders at once. TO BE LET, A COMMODIOUS HOUSE, with a Garden attached to it, situate on Commercial-road, late in the occupation of the Rev. D. R. Stephen. For further particulars, apply to the Rev. Thomas Gillman, Hill-street; or to Mr. David Lewis, builder, Commercial-street. TO BE LET, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, FOUR very convenient HOUSES on the Marshes-road, each havtng a parlour, kitchen, back-kitchen, and three bed- rooms. Apply No. 31, Marshes-road, or to Mr. J. Blew, Mrs. Jones's, druggist, High-street. Dec. 18, 1845. TO BE LET, AND ENTERED UPON IN MAY NEXT THE DWELLING HOUSE, Stable, Offices, IndGarden, situated near Malpas Church, and now in the occupation of Jonas btawell, Esq., to whom application must be made. Dec. 16, 1846. EDUCATION. TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. A LIMITED number of Young Ladies can be received in a highly-respectable establishment, on the following mo- derate terms, viz. -Board, with Instruction in English, French, (by a Parisian), Writing, Arithmetic, Music, and Dancing, in- clusive, at Fifty Guineas per Annum. The House w dellightfully situated within a mile westward of Hyde Park. Address—G. L., Queen's Library,Portman-place, Edgeware- road, London. WANTED, AN APPRENTICE TO THE DRUG TRADE. G CROOK, Chemist and Druggist, Monmouth, (late of • Great Marylebone-street, London,) is desirous of meet- ing with a respectable, well-educated Youth, about 16 years of age, for a term of Five Years. A knowledge of Latin will be indispensable, as he will be required to be registered by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. A liberal premium requjfd. Monmouth, Dec. 19, 1845. TO IRON MASTERS AND OTHERS. AGENCY WANTED, BY a'GENTLEMAN residing in Liverpool, for the sale of Iron, or other metals, in extensive demand. References of the highest respectability. Address, M. 133, Post Office, Liverpool. MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. JAMES WIIITE, At the Beaufort Arms Inn, Monmouth, on Saturday, the 20th day of December, 1845, at Three o'Clock in the afternoon, rnHE Present FALLAGE of a COPPICE WOOD, con- 1 taining about Seven Acres, standing in a Wood, on the Little Anchor Hill Farm, in the Parish of Monmouth, with Thirteen Oak and Two Elm Timber Trees,"numbered with a scribe, and also with white paint, standing therein. And also feight Elm Timber Trees, likewise numbered with white paint, standing upon and belonging to the said Farm. The tenant, Mr John Morgan, of Deepholm, will shew the wood and trees, and, for further particulars, apply to the Auc- tioneer, Coleford, Gloucestershire, or to Messrs, Powles, Tyler, and Powles, at their offices, in Monmouth or Usk. MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. JAMES WHITE, At the Beaufort Arms Inn, Monmouth, on Saturday, the 20th day of December, 1845, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, rr II Woods, on the Graig Farm, occupied by William Price, in the Parish of Grosmont, in the County of Monmouth, with One Ash and Twelve Wych Timber Trees, crossed with a scribe, standing therein. The tenant of the Farm, William Price, will shew the woods, and for further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, Coleford, Gloucestershire, or to Messrs. Powles, Tyler, and Powles, at their offices, in Monmouth or Usk. MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. JAMES WHITE, At the Beaufort Arms Inn, Monmouth, on Saturday, the 20th day of Deeember, 1845, at Three o'Clock in the Afternoon, rpHE COPPICE, or UNDERWOOD and THINNINGS, |_ standing in Five Woods and Brakes upon White House Farm, in the Parishes of Llanvihangel Ystern Llewern, and Penrose, in the County of Monmouth, containing together about Seven acres. N.B.-All the timber, and other trees and stores, intended to be reserved by the Vendor, out of the above woods and brakes for standing, are numbered or ringed with red paint. The tenant of the Farm, James Lewis, will shew theWoods, and for further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, Coleford, Gloucestershire, or to Messrs. Powles, Tyler, and Powles, soli- citors, at their Offices, in Monmouth or Usk. MONMOUTHSHIRE. COPPICE" WOODS FOR SALE BY AUCTION, By BURTON and SON, On Saturday, the 27th of December, 1845, at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, Monmouth, from Four to Five o'Clock in the After- noon, subject to such conditions as will then be produced, ALL that excellent COPPICE WOOD, standing on the Hill Farm, in the parish of Llangoven, in the county of Monmouth, containing 94 acres. For a view of the same, apply to the tenant, Mr. David Mor- gan, and, for further particulars, to the Auctioneers, Mon- mouth. I PONTYPOOL SPIRIT STORES. JOSEPH CADMAN, IN presenting his best thanks to the inhabitants of Ponty- M. pool, and his friends generally, for the liberal support he has received since the opening of the above establishment, begs to inform them that the partnership heretofore existing between the Pontypool Brewery and Spirit Company and himself, has, by mutual consent, been dissolved, and that he will in future carry on the Spirit Business alone, when, by vending the best articles, and promptly executing all orders with which he may be favoured, he hopes to merit a continuance of their patronage and support. George-street, Pontypool, Dec., 1845. 6L THE SCHOONER GRATITUDE, J. EVANS, MASTER, IS now loading at Cotton's Wliarf, Tooley-street, London, for Cardiff, Newport, Merthyr, Dowlais, Aberdare dare, Abrgavenny, Brecon, Monmouth, Pontypool, Cowbridge' Bridgend, and places adjacent, and will positively sail on Wed- nesday, the 24th December, 1845. For freight, &c., apply to the Master, on board; Mr. J. Rowe, Moderator Wharf, Mewport; Mr. Thomas Richards, Abergavenny; Messrs. Prosser and Co., Brecon; Messrs. J. H. and G. Scovell, the Wharfingers, London or to Mr. W. Pritchard, Wharf, Cardiff. London, Dec. 10th, 184.5. BRITANNIA LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY, No. 1, PRINCES-STREET, BANE, LONDON. Empowered by Special Act of Parliament, IV. Vict, c IX. „ DIRECTORS. 4 William Bardgett, Esq. I John Drewett,Esq. urn- Esq. Robert Eglinton, Esq. William Fechney Black, Esq. Erasmus Robert Foster, Esq, veofge Cohen, Esq. Peter Morrison, Esq. v. jitis Coventry, Esq. Henry Lewis Smale, Esq. R AUDITORS. »■Bevington, Esq.-F. P. Cockerill,Esq. | J.D.Dow, Esq T MEDICAI. OFFICER. John Cltndinning, M.D., F.R.S., 16. Wimpole-street, Cavendish-square. STANDING COUNSEL. The Hon. John Ashley, New-square, Lincoln's Inn. Mr. Serjeant Murphy, M.P., Temple. SOMCITOK. William Bevan, Esq., Old Jewry. BANKERS. Messrs. Drewett and Fowler, Princes.street, Bank. THIS Institution is empoweied by a Special Act of Parlia- -1 meat, and is so constituted as to afford the benefits of Life Assuranco in their fullest extent to Policy Holders, and to pre- sent greater facilities and accommodatiouthan are usually offered by any other Companies. Among others, the following Important Advantages may be enumerated :— Increasing Rates of Premium ou a new and remarkable plan for securing Loans or Debts; a less immediate payment being required on a Policy for the whole teim of life, than in any other Office. J CREDIT T ABLE.—By this Table, the Premiums may remfnu un- paid foi five years upon satisfactory security being given for the liquidation of the same, at the expiration of that period. HALF CREDIT RATES OF PREMIUM. Persons assured according to these rules, are allowed credit (without security) lor half the amount of the first seven Annual Premiums, paying interest thereon, at the rate of Five per Cent, per Annum, with the option of paying off the Principal at any time. or having the amount deducted from the sum assured when the Policy becomes a claim. Policies may thus be effected at lower rates than are generally required for the ttriii of seven vearc only whilst the hold. have the samp for the payment of their claims, whenever UKUUI may happen, as if I hey paid double the amount of pre- miums, which would be charged for assurance effected in the same way. Policies revived without the exaction of a fine, at any time within twelve months, A Board of Directors in attendance daily at two o'clock. Age of the As sured in every case admitted in the Poiicy. Medical Attendants remunerated in all cases for their reports. Extract from Increasing Rates of Premium, for an Assur- ance of £100. for Whole Term of Life. Annua! Premiums payable during Age. 1 stFiv 2d Five ad Fue 4th Five Remainder Years. Years. Years. Years. of lile. £ s. d. f. s. d. f. s. d. C. s. d..E. s. d. 20 1 1 4 1 5 10 1 10 11 I 16 9 2 3 8 30 1 6 4 1 12 2 1 19 I 2 7 4 2 17 6 40 1 16 12442 14 6373 434 50 2 16 73 9 44 5 55^ 6 3 6 13 7 Extract from the Half Credit Hates of Premium. Annual Premium required for an Assurance of £100. for the Whole Term of Life. Aire tlalf Premium for Whole Premium g seven years. efter seven years £ s. d. £ • «• d. 3u 119 236 35 14 11 2 9 10 40 192 2 18 4 45 1 14 10 3 9 8 50 226 450 55 2 12 9 5 5 6 60 368 6 13 4 PETER MORRISON, Resident Director. Detailed Prospectuses, and every lequisite information as to the mode of effecting Assurances, may be obtained on application to the following AU EN 1:s:- NEWPORT Mr. RICHARD JENKINS, Merchant, CHEPSTOW .Mr. J. L. BALDWYN, Solicitor. BRISTOL Mr. JOHN MOXHAM, Banker, Corn-street. TO BE LET. A HANDSOMELY FURNISHED DRAWING-ROOM, with One or more Bed-rooms, if required, situate in the most central part of Commercial-street, Newport. Apply at the office of this paper. NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. A CONVENIENT DWELLING HOUSE, in Great Dock- street, to be let with immediate possession. Apply to Mr. T. M. Llewellin, solicitor, Newport. Dated, the 18th of December. 1845. WANTED, A RESPECTABLE YOUTH, as an in-door Apprentice to the Bookselling, Printing, and Bookbinding, by Mr. Henry Hughes, Bookseller, Pontypool. GUANO, (GENUINE PERUVIAN AND BOLIVIAN,) CONSTANTLY ON SALE. A CARGO of Prime Quality, just landed. Apply to the Importers, GIBBS, BRIGHT, & Co., 28, Orchard- street; or at GEORGE and JAMES BUSH'S Warehouse, Baldwin-street, BRISTOL, where it may be seen. NEWPORT ORIGINAL Building and Investment Society, (On Mr. J. R. MACARTHUR'S Improved System.) TRUSTEES. Aaron Crosfield, Esq., Thomas Hawkins, Esq. Edward Dowling, Esq., Richard Mullock, Esq., Bankers,—The Monmouth and Glamorgan Banking Company. Secretary,—John Phillpotts, Esq., 23, Commercial-street. 1 PERSONS desirous of becoming members of the above So- t. ciety are requested to apply to the Secretary for shares. The Public are informed that in consequence of the applica- tions for shares, the number will be extended to One Hundred, instead of having Fifty, as originally proposed, and they are invited to enrol themselves immediately as members, in order that that the Society may be brought into actual operation as speedily as possible. The advantages of those Societies, which are formed in ac- cordance with Mr. J. R. Macarthur's Improved System, over Societies formed on the old plan, are too obvious to need comment. DIRECT AND EXPEDITIOUS DAILY CONVEYANCE Between Newport and Swansea, Passing through Cardiff, Cowbridge, Bridgend, Aberavon, and Neath. THE Public are respectfully informed, that on Thursday, the JL 18th of December, 1845, the QUEEN," a fast, light, elegant, and roomy, PAIR-HORSE OMNIBUS Commenced Running, as above, Leaving the Crown and Prince Albert Hotel, every Morning (Sundays excepted), at Quarter before Eight o(clock, calling at the Wexford and Kinsale Arms, Commercial-street; Dominico Bordessa's, the Royal George, and the Prince of Wales, Cardiff-road arriving at the Rummer Hotel, Cardiff, at Half- past Nine, (thus affording parties bound per Taff Vale Railway, time to transact business in Cardiff, prior to their departure per Second Train to Merthyr); Cowbridge, Half-past Eleven; Bridgend, Half-past Twelve; meeting the "Ancient Briton," for Swansea, where they remain Thirty Minutes, for Refresh- ments returning at One o'clock, and reaching Cowbridge, at Two Cardiff, at Four and Newport, at Six. The Proprietor begs to assure the Public at large, that no exertion shall be wanting on his part for their comfort, and every care paid to the safety of Luggage and Parcels. Masters of Vessels, and Seamen, will find this conveyance well worthy of their patronage. Booking Office for Passengers, Parcels, &c., at Newport, the CROWN and PRINCE ALBERT HOTEL, WEXFORD and KINSALE Arms, Commercial- street; ROYAL GEORGE, and PRINCE OF WALES, Cardiff-road; Cardiff, RUMMER HOTEL. THOMAS W. PHILLIPS, Proprietor. Newport, 18th Dec., 1845. TRELENNY FARM, NEAR CHEPSTOW, MONMOUTHSHIRE. Twenty-lhree Head of Cattle, Seven Cart-IIorses, Implements of Husbandry, Four Ricks of Meadow Hay, Portable Four-Horse Thrashing Machine, Household Furniture, fyc. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. PARSOAS, On the Premises, as above, on Friday, the 2Gth of December, 1845, THE whole of the FARMING STOCK and IMPLE- L MENTS, of Mr. William Parsons, who is leaving his Farm. The Cattle are well bred, part being of the Hereford breed, and part of the Durham breed. The Horses are excellent workers. The Thrashing Machine is in thorough repair. The Hay will be sold, subject to being removed .off the premises, for which approved accepted bills at two months will be taken. The Auctioneer solicits an early attendance, as the whole will be sold in one day. N.B. A quantity of CARROTS for Sale by Private Contract. TOWN OF MONMOUTH. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By BURTON AND SON, (By order of the trustees, under the will of the late Mr. Thos. Stratford) at the Masons' Arms, in the above town, on Thurs- day, the 15th day of January, 1846, at six o'clock in the even- ing, the undermentioned desirable FREEHOLD PRO- PERTY, in the following or such other lots as may be determined on at the time of sale, and subject to such condi- tions of sale as will be then and there produced, LOT 1 A that old established PUBLIC-HOUSE, called 'JHL and known by the name of the Masons' Arms," situate near the middle ofMonnow-street, in the said town, now in the occupation of Mr. Walter Smith, doing a good trade, conveniently arranged, and containing On the ground floor, an entrance passage, a commodious front parlour, 20 feet by 16, bar, taproom, pantry, brew-house, and excellent cellar, stable-room for twelve horses, yard, pigs- cots, skittle ground, and a joint pump wilh excellent water. On the first floor, !llarge club room, and three bed rooms. On the second floor, two good bedrooms. There is a pew belonging to this house, in St. Mary's church, situate on the north side of the great aisle, No. 14, at present in the occupation of Mr. Taylor, ironmonger. The purchaser must take, at a fair valuation, the fixtures, not exceeding in value twenty pounds. Lot 2. The FRONT HOUSE situate immediately below and adjoining to the said Mason's Arms, having a Shop fronting the street, a parlour, pantry, back-kitchen, and underground cellar, a good sitting-room upstairs, and three bed-rooms. Also the TENEMENT or COTTAGE, containing a kitchen and bed- room, together with the two-stalled stable, CURRIERS' SHOP and DRYING LOFT, yard, and joint pump, with excellent water, lying behind the same, now in the occupation of Mr. William Waites. For a view, apply to the respective Tenants on the Premises and for further particulars to the Auctioneer, Monmouth. BEAUFORT IRON WORKS, BR ECONSHIRE. T 0 B E SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. JOliN WILLIAMS, At Rhyd-y-blew Inn, near Beaufort Iron Works, on Monday, the 5th day of January, 1846, at Three o'Clock in the After- noon, (subject to conditions, then to be produced), A CAPITAL newly-erected MESSUAGE or DWELLING- HOUSE, with the slope adjoining, GardeA, Stable, Pig- stye, and premises, situate at the back of the premises occu- pied by Mr. Judd, grocer, near the turnpike-road, leading through Beaufort village, in the parish of Llangattock, and county of Brecon, and in the possession of Mr. Thomas Allen. These premises are Leasehold, under the late Beaufort Iron Company, and, with a trifling outlay, may be made worth £20. per annum, and must, from their proximity to, and the flou- rishing state of the Iron Works, command good tenants. For further particulars, apply to Messrs. P. and J. G. Price, solicitors, Abergavenny. December, 1845. MONMOUTHSHIRE. COPPICE WOODS TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. WHITE, At the Three Salmons Inn, Usk, on Monday the 29th dav of December, 1845, at Four o Clock in the Afternoon, subject to conditions, LOT 1. The FALLAGE of Kilfygen Great Park, Cae Squal, and Little Park Wood, situate in the Parish of Llanbaddock, near Usk, containing 132A. OR lOp. tithe free. LOT. 2.—The Fallage of Cae Main Wood, also situated in the parish of Llanbaddock, containing 50\. Ott. 25p., tithe free. Mr. Morgan, the tenant at Kilfygen, will shew the Woods, and for further particulars, apply to Mr. White, Land Agent, Cole- ford, or Mr. Cooke, solicitor, Ross. MONMOUTHSHIRE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the next GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS of L the PEACE for the County of Monmouth, will be held at the TOWN HALL, in USK, on MONDAY, the 5th day of JANUARY, 1846, And that the Court will eit at 12 o'clock at noon, and immediately proceed with all business relating to the Assessment, Applica- tion, and Management of the County Stock or Rate, or any fund or funds used or applied in aid thereof, and make orders for payments, and consider and direct the general business of the County. All bills and demands relating to the public expenditure of the County, must be delivered into the office of the Clerk of the P..ace, Fourteen Days before the Sessions, or they will not be settled and allowed at such Sessions. And all appeals and traverses must be entered with the Clerk of the Peace before Twelve o'clock on the second day of the Sessious. At half-past nine on Tuesday, the 6th January, the Grand and Petty Juries will be called over, and are to answer to their names, or in default thereof, they will be fined; and all per- sons hound by recognizances are to attend, as the Court will proceed to try appeals, indictments for felonies, and traverses, and transact the other business of the Sessions. All con- victions and recognizances, and all informations and depositions must be delivered or transmitted to the Clerk of the Peace three clear days previous to the Sessions. All costs al- lowed by the county must be taxed at the same Sessions, or they will not afterwards he allowed. WADDINGTON, Deputy Clerk of the Peace. Usk, 17th December, 1845. LANWRTYD WELLS, BRECONSHIRE. TO BE LET, AND ENTERED UPON AT LADY-DAY NEXT, Ilolycoed House and Farm, Together with the celebrated SULPHUR and CHALYBEATE SPRINGS, BATHS, &e, in consequence of the present Tenant, Mr. Richard Owen, removing to the Pump House, Llandrindod Wells. THE HOUSE, which is pleasantly situated on the Banks of Jt the River Irvon, contains one Dining and one Drawing Room, two Parlours, two Kitchens, and Bed Rooms for 30 beds. The WELL HOUSE is a new and handsome building, con- sisting of two Tap Rooms, three Baths, with Dressing Rooms attached, and one Shower Bath. There are excellent Stables for 13 horses, and Coach Houses for six carriages, together with all Onices requisite for the Farm, which contains upwards of 80 Acres of excellent Arable, Meadow, aud Pasture Land, with a good and healthy Sheep- walk adjoining, that will depasture 150 sheep. A respectable Tenant will meet with every encouragement. For a view of the Premises, apply to. "'r- Richard Owen, the present tenant; and for further particulars, and to treat for the same, apply to William Davys Harries, Esq., Neuaddfawr, near Landovery, Carmarthenshire. Llanwrtyd, Dec. 15th, 1845.
CARDIFF CHARITY SCHOOLS. The annual meeting of the above institution took place on Monday last, at the Committee Rooms, when the following gentlemen were present:—Lord James Stuart, M.P. Rev. Thomas Stacey,W. L. Morgan, J. M. Traherne, James Evans, E. P. Richards, C. C. Williams, D. Evans, Robert Daw, Andrew Miller, and James Lewis, Esqrs.; Messrs. Griffith, Phillips, William Bird, Geo. Bird, Thomas Price, and John Lloyd. On the motion of the Rev. James Evans, Lord Jas. Stuart, M.F., took the chair. Ilis Lordship rose and said—Gentlemen. I will proceed by calling on the Secretary, Rev. T. Staccyi to read the report. Mr. Stacey then read the report, of which we give the fol- lowing abstract: 11 The pupils under instruction amount to one hundred and forty boys and about seventy girls. The average attendances have undergone no material change, but the number has not been quite equal to that of preceding years, nor certainly pro- portionate to the known necessities of the population but work being plentiful among the labouring classes, and wages comparatively high, parents in a certain condition, who for- merly gladly availed themselves of the economy of these schools, now make an effort to send their children to schools of; as they consider, a higher grade. The treasurer's ac- counts present the same favourable aspect as in former years. The school-rooms have been made much more comportable by the substitution of a timber floor tor a stone floor, at nil expense of more than £ 90. The <iir)s' Sunday School conti- nues in successful progress. There are, under regular instruc- tion, about one hundred children. '4 In the Day School, there are eighty-six boys who arc able to read the Sciptures and forty-five can write a good legible hand. One hundred and ten boys are tinder instruction in ciphering, many of whom have gone through the four elemen- tary rules, and arc attaining considerable proficiency in the higher rules of arithmetic. One hundred and five boys left the school during the last year, for their several employments in life, after having made the usual progress in difWentbranches of instruction and eighty-five were admitted into the school during the same period. In the Girls' School, forty-six arc capable of reading the Scriptures; and the whole number of pupils are progressing most favourably in writing, arithmetic, and needlework." The Hon. Chairman then called on the Treasurer, Mr. E. P. Richards, who read the following accounts:- lJr. Balance from last account £ 69 14 1 RECEIPTS. Amount received from children 25 19 8 Interest on money in Savings' Batik 11 2 0 Collection at Church in June last 11 11 7 Interest received from Messrs. Towgood & Co.. 1 10 0 A mount received from Subscribers 106 0 6 Arrears I 11 0 Returned from insurance on premises. 0 2 10 Balance due to E. P. Richards, treasurer 18 19 Oàf240 10 SJ Cr. == PAYMENTS. By paid Master s Salary £ 45 10 0 Mistress's ditto 39 0 0 Insurance. 1 2 6 for Slates for Children 3 2 6 By invested in Savings' Bank. 11 20 By paid for Books, Printing, &c. 3 6 6 SunclaySchool. 7100 Clothes. 18 16 1 Repairs. 95 13 10 „ Sundries. 15 "7 3A f240 10 Si The Rev. J. M. Traherne said he was requested to propose I the first resolution and from what had been stated in the re- port just read, it was unnecessary for him to make a comment, and would therefore read the resolution: "That the report now read be adopted, and with an abstract of the treasurer's accounts and that it be printed and circulated in the usual manner." Seconded by Andrew Miller, Esq., and carried. The Rev. James Evans said he was entrusted with the 2nd resolution, viz. That the thanks of the subscribers* be given to the committee, both ladies and gentlemen, for their past services." 1 regret that, from the distance of my dwelling, I cannot give that attention and assistance to this institution I would wish but I call occasionally, and have great pleasure in stating, that when I do visit the school, I have at all times received the greatest respect and attention from the master and mistress and that at all times I have found the scholast c duties conducted with commendable discipline and good order, reflecting great credit on the teachers and the committees. Seconded by Mr. G. Phillips, and carried. The third resolution was proposed by C. C. Williams, Esq., without any comment, and seconded by Mr. Wm. Bird, viz. That the following ladies and gentlemen be requested to form the committees for the current year: Gel/tlemen's Committee Mr. William Bird, Mr. W. A. Bradly, J. W. Booker, Esq. Robert Daw, Esq.; Mr. D. Evaus John Langley, Esq.; J as. Lewis, Esq.; Mr. John Lloyd, Mr. T.H. Louder; Andrew Miller, Esq.; Rev. W. L. Morgan, Rev. W. Pearson, Rev. J. M. Traherne C. C. Wiljiams, Esq.; and Mr. J. B. Wood.— Ladies' Committee: Marchioness of Bute, Lady James Stuait, Miss Stuart, Mrs. W. Bird, Mrs. Geo. Bird, Mrs. D. Evans, Mrs. James Lewis, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Moore. Mrs. Miller, Mrs. J. Lloyd, Mrs. Stacey, Miss Towgood,JMrs. Traherne, and Mrs. C. C. Williams."—Carried. The fourth resolution was proposed by Rev. W. L. Morgan and seconded by Mr. J. Lloyd.—"That the thanks of the subscribers be given to the Messrs. Towgood, treasurers, and other officers of the institution and that they be requested to continue their services."—Carried. Robert Daw, Esq., proposed the fifth resolution, which was seconded by Mr. D. Evans, and carried: That the cordial thanks of this meeting be given to the venerable the Archdea- con of Llandaff, for the able and impressive sermon preached by him on behalf of this institution, in Cardiff Church, in June last." James Lewis, Esq., said he had mul"b pleasure in proposing the sixth and last resolution :—" That the best and respectful thanks of this meeting be given to the Lord James Stuart. M.P., for the deep interest he continues to take in these schools, for kindly taking the chair this day, and for his allle and courteous conduct therein."—Mr. Lewis said he was proud in being the humble instrument of bringing this resolution be fore the meeting but the great interest his lordship and all his family took in whatever tended to the welfare of the town, was so well known to all present, that any further comment would be superfluous. Seconded by Mr. George Bird, and carried. His Lordilhip bridly returned thanks, and said lie was happy to meet them at all times, and had great pleasure in presiding on the present occasion. He felt much satisfaction in know- ing that the committee took such an interest in the poor of the rising generation, not only as far as regarded their education, but also with reference to their health and comfort whilst re- ceiving that education. In conclusion, his lordship com- mended the committee for having the floor of the room boarded instead of being flagged; as mentioned in the repor tread by Mr. Stacey.— lhe meeting then-separated.
MONMOUTH FREfi GRAMMAR SCHOOL. On Tuesday last, the half-yearly distribution of prizes to the pupils of the Free Grammar School, took place. Mr. Machen presided and there were present also, the Kev. Archdeacons Crawley and Williams, and the Rev. J. Dighton and G. Ro berts. Mr. Machen observed, that as the last two named gentlemen had conducted the examinations, it would be better tor them to present the prizes. Mr. Roberts said that the present examination had been conducted on a more extended scale, and had occupied more time than on any previous occasion, upon each subject. It gave him great pleasure to state, that both himself and Mr. Dighton observed a great and manifest improvement in the tone of the school, They were far better scholars than here- tofore, except, perhaps, in some few individual cases but as a whole, and more especially with regard to the upper classes, such was the case ;—the lower classes had also advanced. They considered the school in a very prosperous state. He understood that their general conduct had also been good. He hoped their obedience would continue. Without perfect obedience and strict discipline, it would be impossible for the school to be efficiently conducted. There were great advan- tages to be obtained in that establishment; but these would be all lost, unless discipline was maintained. One instance had occurred, during the last half year, in which the future prospects of a youth were blasted, on account of his bad beha- vioi r, The Head-Master, the Rev. J.Watherstone, bore testimony to the obedience and general good conduct of the lads, and especially of those who were about to receive prizes. Mi". Machen was much pleased to hear what Mr. Wather- stone had said, as, however clever the boys may be. yet with- out good conduct, they would not be entitled to prizes. Mi". Dighton agreed with what Mr. Roberts had said of the pupils on the whole; but some of the junior classes were more deficient in English Grammar and Geography than they ought to have been, and he hoped more attention would be paid to these branches. On the whole, the examinations were very good. The following youths then received prizes — First Class.—Charles Paisons, who had worked remarkably well. In Greek he bad acquitted himself cleverly. His I- Acts" in the Greek Testament and Horace were particularly mentioned. His Tacitus was most creditable, as was also his PhoRniciae and Euripides. In Euclid he had also passed his examination with much success. His writing was very good. From the history paper, he had answered 149 out of 154 ques- tions. The Scripture questions he had answered the best of the school.—Two prizes. Second Class.—John Buttery and Charles Parry.—Buttery was first in Ovid. second in Ca'sar, second in Scripture His tory. second in Greek Grammar; in History, he answered 138 questions in Exempt'1 Minora, he stood equal with Parry and Roberts. Chailes Parry was first in Euclid, of the whole school, first in Caesar of his class, and eighth in Scripture questions. In History he had answered well, but not quite so good as the others—-he had replied to 112 questions. This class was not so perfect in the Greek Grammar as might have been wished. Mr. Watherstone spoke favourably also of John Roberts and William Beiisley. Third Class.-Philip Ililhnan, whose conduct was particu- larly good, and who excelled in Scripture and Roman His- tory.—John Martin, James Collins, and William Parry, were also commended. Fourth Class.—James Mills and Arthur Hough.—William Iliggins was also well spoken of. Fifth Class.John Roberts, whose Delectus and Latin Grammar were the best in the class. Sixth Class.—James Day. Seventh Class.-Hichanl Nicholls, who was the best reader and spel!er. Eighth Class.—Jeremiah Church, to whose conduct Mr. Watherstone bore favourable testimony. The last four classes were deficient. in grammar and geo graphy. In addition to the foregoing, *M». Higgins obtained a prize for writing William Davies, for arithmetic Joseph Moore, for drawing. At the conclusion of the distribution, Mr. Watherstone, in his own name, and in that of the Company of Haberdashers, publicly thanked the rev. examiners for the trouble and care they had taken in the examination of the boys, which had been most searching. They had spent two whole days and part of that morning in that duty. and he was sure that they tho- roughly knew the capabilities of the lads. He thanked them most Bincerel.y The vacancies in the school were then filled up, and the school was dismissed for th^ ChrtetmM vacation.
PONTYPOOL SCHOOL EXAMINATION. An examination of the children, receiving instruction at that useful institution, the Pontypool town school has been recently held. This very excellent establishment is intended to im- part to the rising generation of the locality a sound moral and religious, yet unsectarian education; it is supported by volun- tary contributions, and, as a matter of course, is open for the admission of children of all denominations, any of whom are at perfect liberty, nay indeed desired, to attend the Sunday schools, or, places of worship with which their parents are con- nected. We believe the importance of education, abstractedly considered, is becoming more and more impressed on the pub- lic mind. The doubts which might have been once felt as to its ultimate tendency, have been gradually but completely dis- sipated, and It is now regarded as the principal element ot civi- lization, How widely soever the numerous plans of social amelioration may differ from one another, they are all based on the value and necessity of early mental training. But it the inestimable benefits of education be, at length fully recognised, not less so is the absolute need of its being conducted on right principles. Its practical value must mainly depend on the views entertained by those to whom the youthful mind is entrusted, whose important duty it is to watch its developemerit, to direct its growing energies, and to implant those habits and methods of intellectual exertion, by which the future man is trained to pass usefully and honourably through life, and acquire the re- spect of his fellow creatures. Thc community is now tully alive to the truth, that the mere routine of what is sometimes termed education,—the dull round of a certain number 01 pre- scribed tasks, mechanically imparted and received, can neither properly elicit the capabilities of the child, nor satisfy the just expectations of the parent but that instead of these, a system of teaching, the result of mature reflection, every part bearing a fit relation to the rest, and adapted judiciously but expressly, for bringing into action the powers of the mind, in subservience to the moral principle, is the great, the egsentlal object to he attained. The zealous and continued efforts made to diffuse the blessings of education among the humbler classes, and the signal success which has attended those efforts, are not only re- markable as characteristic of the age in which we live, but speaking powerfully to the middle and higher orders of society. They serve to indicate in a manner not to be mistaken, that the moral influence of those classcs, and what is perhaps, yet more dear to the human mind, their intellectual position in the social scale, can be maintained only by correspollding- mental exertioIl, and the attainment of a still higher point of mental cultivation. In vain may rank boast its ancestral honours, or wealth its adven- titious advantages, if the one and the other be not sustained by the knowledge and acqllirPments which thc progress of society, and the demand of science and taste, have rendereù as indis- pensable as they arc intrinsically praiseworthy. But if educa- tion, in reference to its social value, be an object of so much importance, how essential is it that it be strictly connected and bound up with the interests of Religion. It is in truth, viewed correlatively with the great duty of implanting the gems of piety and religious principle in the mind, that education assumes its loftiest aspect. Unhappily mankind have had awful expe- rience of that system of education,—the offspring of pride and self sufficiency-which has no reference to the ultimate destiny of man, and which regards not his best hopes and as pirations as an immortal being The bitter fruits of knowledge apart from that first of all objects of human acquisition, an acquaintance with, and reverence for, the revealed will of God and his benevolent designs towards his creatures, have been too often tasted not to have left a profound impression on the me- ditative mind. In proportion to the intelleetual vigour and activity which education bestows is the importance of guiding its new-born renergies aright, and of subjecting it to the re- straining influence of Christian principles. Every system, in other respects, how excellent soever, must be inherently wrong, in which care is not taken to implant these principles firmly in the mind, and sedulously to enforce them upon the youthful understanding. Philosophers have theorised and declaimed on the multiplied advantages of knowledge; but the course of events and the records of human passions have shewn that their perils are as real as the pleasures and power it confers; and that unaccompanied by a firm belief in the truths which God has revealed in his holy word, it proves, in too many cases, a curse and a snare to those who have toiled to atquirc it. If we have rightly conceived the true end of education, the ob- jects to be achieved consist in the acquisition of every species of knowledge adapted to enrich the mind, to qualify the indi- vidual for the business of life, and to fit him for his station in society; the cultivation of the different branches of learning by those systematic methods by which instruction is most ad vantageously and certainly imparted; the regulation of the disposition and temper; the formation of habits of research and steady application in fine, in that union of moral and mental discipline, conjointly with the inculcation of the truths of Christianity, by means of which the feelings and intellect are judiciously exercised, and every faculty unfolded and strengthened. Having ventured thus briefly to state our views relative to this vital subject, we will proceed to show how far the course of education adopted in the Pontvpool town school" is calculated to fulfil the objects thus indicated, and we feel the task cannot be better performed than by submitting to the readers of the MERLINVJI record of the late interesting exami- nation. The total numoer of children belonging to the day and Sunday schools are 510, but, on this occasion, there were only those present who were to be examined. John Ilarley, Esq., of Wainwcrn, was voted to the chair. Among the company present we observed the Rev. Messrs. Davies and. Lewis of Trevethin Jones of Blaenavon Leigh, of Eglwysilan; Jones of Panteaguc &c. The spacious rooms were crowded to overflowing, there being nearly 1000 persons present, and hundreds were unable to gain admission. The proceedings were opened with prayer, the children then sung the chorus "Hosanlla, blessed is he that comcth in the name of the Lord. After which the rev. incumbent addressed the assemblage, interestingly and eloquently, on the object that brought them together, and wo cannot omit an interesting anecdote which formed part of it, it was as follows He had one gratifying fact to relate to them, which would, of itself show the extraordinary progress made by some children in this school. One little boy, aged seven years, had been entered just ten months; at the period of his admission, he could say his letters, he was rejoiced to tell them that the boy in question would be that evening examined in the various exercises taught to the 1st class. (Cheers.) The examination then commenced by the Rev. Mr. Jones, requesting the 2nd class to read the 1st chapter of St. John's Gospel, after which they were interrogated on the doctrines and history contained in it, as also on remarkable incidents in the old and new Testament; the answers were intelligent and satisfactory. Anthem "From a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures." This was followed by a variety of exercises in natural philosophy, consisting of the nature and power of air. The air pump, diving bell, steam engine, common pump, and air gun; all ,of which were illustrated by diagrams. A considerable degree of interest was excited by the lucid style in which the various powers and properties of thc several in struments were described. Air, "First gently let us glide." Next came Secular History, comprising the history of England, from the invasion of the Romans down to the present period,^—• this exercise, which occupied thirty-five minutes, was listened to with the most marked attention, indeed we do not remember to have heard a question risked that was not answered with reaùiness and accuracy. Thc air, very judiciously, chosen to follow this exercise was the National Anthem." Afterwhich, the Rev. Mr. Jones, rector of Panteaguc, requested the 1st class to read the 3rd chapter of St. John he then proceeded with the Rev. incumbent, to interrogate them, proposing some questions of an abstruse doctrinal and prophetical nature; these were answered in the most prompt and pleasing manner. The Hallelujah chorus," was then sung, in parts, by the children, and such was the universal admiration it excited that a loud call was made for a repetition of the same, which was conceded. Saored Geography, formed the next exercise, this was con- fined to the geography of Palestine, with which, and its general characteristics, its rivers, and mountains, its towns and cities, and the provinces distinguished by remarkable events, the scholars appeared to be perfectly familiar. Air "Christmas piece." Natural History, was the next department upon which the pupils were interrogated, and the interesting manner, in which descriptions of different animals and reptiles, were given was the theme of general praise. Air, the Violet and lark," The proceedings having been prolonged for three hours, it was intimated that the remaining subjects, viz grammar, and vocal music, so far as the examination was concerned, must be dispensed with. The children were then led through a series of questions in Mensuration and Mental Arithmetic, some of which were rather of a complex character, yet they were, for the most part, answered without hesitation. Air," Farewell our work is done. A number of select pieces were now sung by the scholars, during which time the needle work, drawings, maps, and other productions of the scholars were exhibited to the audience; the needle work obtained a ready sale, as also did a number of the drawings and maps some of which were of a very chaste design, and most beautifully executed. This being over, the Rev. Mr. Davies rose and said Mr. Chairman and parishioners, I am truly rejoiced to see such an overflowing assemblage, especially of parents, present, to wit- ness this most pleasing of all sights—a public examination, It shows, to myself and others, that you take an interest in the education of your children, and that you value the advantages of learning, which are here so abundantly held out. My heart is overpowered with gratitude to Almighty God, for the pre- eminent success He has vouchsafed to this school; but great as its success has been, I devoutly pray that it may be multiplied an hundred fold—(much cheering)—and that many a scholar, educated within these walls, may, through the instrumentality of the truths here taught, be convinced of the error of his ways be adopted as a child of the most high—" made an heir of God and joint heir of Christ;" so that when death shall call us hence, we may have the felicity to meet around the throne of the Lamb, there to sing his praises through an endless eternity. I ask you to assist us in dispensing the blessings of. education, not by your pecuniary support, except it may be by purchasing some of these things, (hero the rev. gentleman held up some drawings) and not in this way only, out by your prayers and supplications at the throne of grace. (Much applause.) If you look at'our report, for the past year, you will, at once, perceive that we have made some progress toward the end for which the school wås established, viz., the qualifying youths to fill respectable situations in society; no less than seven lads were sent out during the past year, independently of numerous others who have gone into the works. I have taken great pains to ascertain how they conduct themselves, and I am rejoiced to bear my testimony, before this vast assemblage, that, with one exception, and that a trifling one, they are going on as well as we could have desired; thereby exemplifying the good instruc- tion they had received in this school. The rev. gent. resumed his seat amid the most enthusiastic cheers. The Rev. John Jones next followed in a neat and most af- fectionate speech, of which the following is an outline. I must confess, my dear children, that this examination has been a most unprecedented one; never, in my opinion, has it been equalled, I think, certainly, never excelled in praise of it I cannot say too much, and yet must not say enough—must not say what I think, nor indeed what I feel, lest pride should creep in among you, which would destroy all merit, and make your attainments to become a slur instead of a good name. I hope you will go on. in the same way always bearing in mind that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, you can alone be made what every minister would wish you to be. I cannot for- bear complimenting the master and mistress of this institution on the progress you have made in your numerous branches ot learning, for I believe them to be such that no other, publio, school in this diodese can boast of. It is my fervent hope that other schools will follow in your footsteps. (Much applause.) The Rev. Mr. Jones, rector of Panteague, made a few ob- servations, to the following effect. I cannot add anything to what rev. brethren lias just said, but I beg to express my ex- treme pleasure at the sight I have seen, and the things which have been heard this evening. I hope to be spared to see many such examinations, ani each, if possible, an improvement on the other. We much regret we have not room for the rev. gents. address, which was greeted with repeated chcers. A vote of thanks-was now moved and seconded to the chair- man, for his kind conduct in the chair, upon which the re- spected gentleman rose and spoke, as far as we could hear, to the following effect. He rose to express his gratification at the proceedings of which he had that evening been a witness —he considered that it was a most brilliant example of talent. He was certain the Lord Lieutenant and his excellent lady, as the patron and patroness of the school, would do all in their power to sustain such au admirable institution. (Cheers.) He rejoiccd to say that it was conducted on the most liberal principles, and thai; there was not anything, in the constitution of the school that could wound the feelings of the most con- sistent dissenter. (Loud cheers.) It was encouraging to him to be enabled to say—that the candle here had not been hid under a bushej,—but that through the instrumentality of an efficient master and.God's blessing, it had that evening shone forth in more brilliant lustre than ever. He trusted that this was one of a series of such cases as would muke this school a blessing to the country. (Tremendous cheering.) The National Anthem was now sung, and the numerous meeting separated evidently much delighted with the proceed- ings of the eveniag. <
Newport British Schools. On Wednesday evening last, the annual meeting of the friends of these schools was held in the Town Hall. The chair was taken soon after seven o'clock, by Mr. Mullock, who made some observations explanatory of the object contemplated by the gentlemen who had convened the meeting, and expressed his regret that the mayor, Mr. Latch, was unavoidably pre- vented from attending and presiding on the occasion. The Chairman first called upon the secretary, the Rev. T. L. Bright, to read the report, from which it appeared that although the funds of the schools were exhausted, the committee were out of debt—a circumstance which contrasted nobly with the state of the institutions twelve months ago. At that time they were very much embarrassed, and it was chiefly owing to the zeal and liberality of a few gentlemen, that they were now placed in such comparatively prosperous circumstances. The report also urged the importance of a 1110re systematic method, and greater diligence, on the part of the committee, in collecting the subscriptions for the ensuing year. It also announced a change in the mastership of the boys' school, and intimated that thp eondition of both schools was generally satisfactory, and reflected considerable credit on the respective teachers. Mr. Wm. Evans, the treasurer, was next requested by the Chairman to present his report, from which we gleaned that the income and expenditure of the schools for the past year haù been exactly equal. The Rev. T. Gillman, being called on by the Chairman, rose to move the following resolution "That the report now pre- sented be adopted and printed, and the thanks of this meeting be presented to the gentlemen who have so liberally aided the institutions during the difficulties of the past year."—In sup- porting the proposition, the rev. gentleman said he hoped that none would imagine, from the past liberality of those gentle- men who had supported the schools during last year, that they might now leave to them the task of perpetuating their exist- ence but he hoped that the effort to raise subscriptions in the coming year would be unanimous and untiring. These gentle- men were certainly entitled to the thanks of the meeting, and he trusted that instead of their past kindness furnishing a mo- tive to any of them to become apathetic, it would urge all to increased diligence. The Rev. Mr. Bright, in seconding the resolution, said it was always a welcome task to him to advocate the claims of popu- lar education. He rejoiced, however, that it was not now so necessary as it once was, to prove by argument the propriety of instructing the rising population. There were still occasional vestiges of antiquated prejudices on this point to be found in their midst, but they had learned to regard them merely as curious relics—as connecting links between the present and the past—interesting as landmarks, to show them the ground they had left behind them, and to indicate the speed with which they had travelled. Society recognised man's right to knowledge- God had given him powers of acquiring it. To all classes he had given those powers equally, not making any difference be- tween rank and rank; and man's natnral endowments in this case, formed a standard by which to estimate his social rights. Education could not be dangerous to any, for God would never have given to any man powers, the developement of which would render him unfit for the duties connected with the sta- tion in which God's own providence had placed him. The education he advocated, consisted, in the first place, of the'cul- tivation of mental habits of regularity and order; and secondly, in the impartation of sound knowledge—a knowledge of facts and of principles. Give man such an education as this, and they prepared him to fulfil his destiny, and act his part, in the great drama of life, with credit and happiness to himself, and with benefit to his fellow-men; but suffer him to grow up from childhood to manhood without any effort thus to train him, and thus to teach him, and they cruelly sent him to sea without either a rudder or a chart to guide him they sent him out into the wide world of temptation,the slave of every wayward impulse and of every disordered passion. They mourned over the vices of which men were guilty; but it had been shown again and again, by an abundant reference to facts and figures, that vice and ignorance were conjoined—attached to each other by the closest bonds of intimacy and fondness. Seen as insepara- ble as cause and effect, men had at length learned to look at them as holding that relation to each other—Ignorance being the mother, and Vice the child. They could not wonder that men untaught in youth, should become steeped in vice. He wondered they were not so in more instances, knowing what was in man," and how little had been done to restrain and to guide him. And how affecting to think that each one of these guilty and wretched beings might have been a happy and useful member of society—blessed in his own heart, and in his own household, and a blessing to his fellow-men! But they had made shipwreck of them the storms of temptation had raged about them and they had neither chart to tell them their course, nor rudder to guide them and they became lost to themselves and to society. And so it would be again and again, unless they strove with zeal commensurate with the greatness of the work, to spread around the blessings of education. They wanted more schools. It was thirty years ago since this boys' school was founded. How vastly had the town increased since that time and how little had been done in the way of increased means of instruction. Would they not go on as their town was going- on ? As their commerce was prospering-as their popu- lation was growing-would they not show that they were not behind other places in public spirit, by making an adequate provision of popular education ? Thirty years ago This school had then the patronage of the great and noble. All the families of influence in the neighbourhood lent them their countenance and liberal support—and so it was for many years. And whilst thus supported bv all, without reference to politics or party, it imparted its blessings to all, without distinction ol creed. And from that hour to this, its principles were un- changed—not one had ever been altered they still rejoiced in the unsectarian freeness of their constitution. They had men of all denominations, including two esteemed Episcopalians, on their committee. To impart the advantages of knowledge to all—to implant in the heart of all, sound principles of morals, was their great object. And to all who pitied the ignorant, and wished to dissipate their darkness and misery, thev would hold out the hand of cordial fellowship, and say, Come with us, and join us in our labour of love, and you shall find us brethren." Mr. B. concluded with an energetic appeal and sat down amidst much applause. The second resolution was moved by the Rev. Mr. Carver— whose forcible address we cannot find room for. The resolu- tion was as follows: "That this meeting appreciates the bles- sings, and recognises the claims, of popular education, approves of the combination of religious and unscctarian prin- ciples upon which the British System is founded, and pledges itself to the support of the schools established on that system in this town." The Rev. Mr. Fishbourne seconded this resolution, which was carried unanimously. Mr. R. Slade, in an able address, moved the third resolution: "That the following gentlemen be the officers for the ensuing year—Treasurer, Mr. Wm.Evans; Secretaries, Rev. T.L.Bright and Mr. Slade; Committee, The Mayor, and Messrs. Batchelor, Corsbie, A. Crosfield, G. Gething, R. Mullock, E. Dowling, W. Compton, Hawkins, Willmett, W. Powell, Wm. Christo- phers, T. Turner, T. Jones, S Phillips, J. Brian, E. Thomas, with the ministers of the town and that the following ladies be requested to take the office of visitors for the girls' school ■Mrs. Gething, Mrs. Latch, Mrs. Evans. Mrs. H. Beynon, Miss Mullock, Miss Penny, Mrs. Bartholomew, Miss Holmes, and Mrs, Edwards. Mr. Christophers seconded the proposition, which was then adopted. Votes of thanks were passed to the chairman, for his efficient services, and to the Mayor for the use of the hall, and the assembly retired.
IMPROVEMENT OF THE PORT OF NEWPORT. [We have much pleasure in publishing the following pIa. for the formation of a new ballast bank, tor the port of Newport and fur reclaiming a large tract of land between the mouth of the river Usk aud the Rhymney river.] Muqji scientific attention has of late years been given to the action of the sea upon coasts not defended by rocky outlines, and, by the use of available means, to the reclamation of large tracts of fertile land adjoining. In many parts of the coast of England, from the Isle of Wight to the Humber, whole districts of productive soil have been recovered from the sea and in one place, on the Lincolnshire coast, the vast quantity of 39,000 acres has been added to the mainland. There can be no question that such gigantic undertakings are attended with an immense outlay of capital, and that it takes a considerable time to make them subservient to the uses for which they were de- signed but at the same time it cannot be doubted that they must ultimately reward the labours of the projector and that if in his own time the rich fruits of his enterprise be not real- ised, his posterity or successors will not fail to inherit them. Familiar with these great facts, and impressed alike with the wants of the port of Newport, and the capabilities of the noble river and estuary of which it boasts, the Harbour Master of the port has, for some years past, directed his earest attention to a project for making ample and permanent provision for the dis- charge of ballast, close to the esturay of the river Usk, and along the coast from the lighthouse to the Rhymney river and by the deposit and accumulation 01 ballast upon a large tract of coast now totally unproductive from the submersion by the channel tides, gradually, but steadily, to insure the reclamation of a vast area of valuable property, and for ever to prevent the further encroachments of the sea upon a district now, year after year, ravaged by the action ot that deteriorating element. The Harboui Master, in accordance with his views, has pre- pared a drawing 01 the line to which he alludes, the adjacent land being the property of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., and the rationale of his plan may be found in the following statement:— It is well kown to the mercantile public of Newport, as well as to those fiequenting the. port, that the accommodation for the discharge of ballast, is scanty in the extreme; and that if some extended provision be not promptly made, the difficulty which vessels, arriving at the port in ballast, will have to en- counter, must severely operate as an exclusion. Irrespective oi this startling fact, the Harbour Master has found that, for the reason stated, the inefficient means of unloading bal- last within the river, the illegal throwing over board of ballast in the channel, is carried on to a fearful extent, so much so, that it some strenuous exertions be not made for the abatement of the nuisance, either by a more rigorous enforcement of the law, or by the adoption of some scheme which would afford masters of vessels greater facilities for unloading ballast, seri- ous and irremediable mischief must arise to the trade and in- terests of the port. With a view, as well to making a provision for future wants, and to the prevention of present harm, as to the recovery of what must become a vast alId productive pro- perty, as already stated, the Harbour Master proposes that a line of buoys should be laid down, from the mouth of the river Usk to that of the Rhymney river, (the line being marked with red colour on the drawing ) immediately within which vessels might discharge their ballast, which deposit, from the large and increasing accumulation of stones, lime, chalk, sand, &c., and other affinitive properties of which it would be composed, would, when raised above high-water mark, not only offer impregnable resistance to the action of the sea, but in course of time form a 8oil of strength, richness, and fertility. Besides the large ac- cUTlIlllation of ballast, so deposited, subsidiary thereto, the Harbour Master would propose the erection of stages, or jetty heads, a little within the mouth of the river, as marked on the drawing, stage," from which a ballast tram-road should lead to the sea-wall at present erected. At these stages or jetty heads the largest vessels could discharge ballast.which would be conveyed along the tram-road, and deposited In such places, so as to meet the accumulating deposit within the buoys, and thereby form a super-stratem of permanent stability and pro- I ductiveness. The Harbour Master conceives that the practicability of ves- sels discharging ballast, within the buoys, must be apparent from the fact, that vessels of the largest burden could safely lie there at all states of the tide, and that their doing so would, in nowise, interfere with the navigation of the river Usk, or its approaches. In conclusion, the Harbour Master would beg to enumerate a few of the more demonstrable advantages to be realised from the adoption of the scheme above attempted to be set forth — Firstly—By it, permanent and inexhaustible provision would be made for the present and future wants of the port. Secondly—The tendency to obstruct the navigation of the river Usk, and its approaches, by the illegal throwing over- board of ballast, would he altogether prevented. Thirdly-The true interests of the port would be efficiently promoted for the reasons set out in the preceding proposition. Fourthly—The great annual expense of keeping the present sea-wall in repair, would be gradually diminished, and in course of time altogether saved.. Fifthly—A large portion of the ballast, composed of lime and other fertilising properties, coidd be used for agricultural pur- POgCS; aud Sixthly—A vast and almost incredible addition would eventu- ally be made to Sir Charles Morgan's property, by the reclama- tion of a surface of not less than 327 yards wide, and of a length co-equal with the extent of the present property,' and which would be It vailable for all arable and agricultural uses. By permission of the committee of the commercial room, the drawing, to which we refer, may be there inspected, and, with this Merih in hand, the interesting project may be easily un- destood.
NEWPORT. Arrivals and Sailings for the week ending Dec. 18th, 1845. ARRIVED. Finmano, Timascincich, Bordeaux, ballast.- Minerva, Rowlands, Rouen, ballast.—Ann, Trick, Cork, SUO" dries.——Whim, Lewis, Chepstow, barley. Venus, Benoke. Waterford. sundries.—Henry, Probyn, Caroline, Hewett, Sallfi Todd, Eowey, iron ore.—Merch»nt, Short, Watchet, flour.-— George, Witners, Gloucester, sundries. Palace, KillmaO*^ Gloucester, tar.—William, Smith, Bullo, iron —Hope, Hayefc Bristol, general cargo. Bristol Packet, Williams, Chepsto*^ cordwood.—George, Williams, Chepstow, timber.—Unanimity « Mitchell Fortitude, Lewis, Langport, Gill, Mary, Braggir Bridgwater, biicks.—Star, Richards, Bridgwater, flour.—Wil«^ lia* and Susan, Herbort, Prudence, Davidge, Bridgwater, hajfi? —Robert, Jones, Cardiff, flour.-Ann and Elizabeth, Brooks; ( Swansea, iron.—Hope, Billing, Bridgwater, hay.— FramptOOi Hawkins, Bristol, pit wood. William, Williams, Chepstow] cord wood.—Datnetian Lasl, Jones, Liverpool, iron.—bowe^i i Potwood, Stud well, iron ore.—Maria, Hawkins, Swansea, iron'. ■Adelphi, Thomas, Whitehaven, iron ore. Cornucopia,. Hughes, Liverpool, scrap iron.—Friendship, Washbourn, Glou<. cester, nour. William, Smtth, Gloucester, iron.« Ann an4 ^usao, Waters, Chepstow, oats—Friendship, Govier, Watched, Hour—Swift, Gainey, Biidgwater, straw.—Mary & Elizabeth* rowley, Gloucester, salt.— Blessing, Duddridge, Bridgwater,f ttour.—Betsy, Evans, Neath, iron.Victoria, Whitaker, Bridg- water, straw Friendship, Bryant, Biidgwater, bricks.—Th« market boats tiom Bristol with sundries. SAILED.—Sandwich, Clum, Malaga, 192 tons steam coals." Celerity Tames, Malaga, 70 tons steam coals ChampioDi 0n' ,ons 8l,ea,n <-oals—Halegon, Allez. Pernam' JUCO, ions steam coals.—Jeo, Simmons, Malaga, 150 ton' qeam coals,-Keonign. Foth, Barcelona, 3«0 tons steam coals. 1 wo Sisters, Howe, Bermuda, 660 tons steam coals.-Deus treres. Bourges, Kouen, 122 tons pit? iron—Freelen, Jeruberg, Constanlinople. 3S5 ton* steam co ,1s.—Dart, Gladstone, Leebs. In tvfi'i, h"' ^eDkrVQS' £ et8y' S,nclair. Liverpool; Nauti' m .n £ rh°s. Makenuy, Mulcahey, Dnngarvooi £ 1 za iRoherts, ^"blin; Rose, Griffiths, Tralee; Margaret., Pugh, I ugh, Dublin; Natilus, Hodgson, Ipswich: Windemere, n V1f',k ]°'Wei rells' Gleaner, Thomas, Cardiff^ hlizabeth Ann, Bernard, Argo, Smalldridge, Newhaven • Silu- nan, Gorren, Newcastle; Mary Jones, Bowen, PorthcawW Heroine. Bail, Salcombe j Girl I Love, Sutton, Cork; Acttve, Balmano, Newhaven St. Pierre. Jones, Swansea; Messenger, Lewis, Maryport; Uniou, Prewett, Cardiff; Union Canal, laid, Hymouth; Trafusis, Hitchins, Newhaven; Pacific, Wil- liams, Runcorn; Henrietta. Scoble, Hull; Albion, Rennels, Ramsj<ate; Peamore, Peek. Newcastle; Margaret, Phillips, Glasgow Castle, Alloway, Bristol; Thomas James, Headford; Bridgwater; Betsy, Sheins, Dublin; Union, Prewett, Cardiff; Belsy, Allen, Goole, iron and tin plates.—The market boats for coal sundries, and 110 vessels for various ports with coal..
SHIPWRECK OF THE OREGON. The fine schooner, Oregon, which was very much admired for her symmetry while she lately lay in Newport Dock, has struck near Bideford. 1 he following is an extract from a letter written by C aptain Rowe-the master—to a gentleman in this town :— „ J Bideford, Dec. 15th, 1845. 'We were shipwrecked near Bideford Bar, on Monday morn- ing last.-The onlv cause that I know of was the attraction of He compass by the iron. We have had an awful time of it— the sea going clean over us for five hours, and we were not able to leave the pumps for the night, the ship striking so, that I ef pected she would go to pteces and now here we are high and dry, and I fear we shall not get off till next springs. The cargo will have to come out, and I expect the ship's keel is broken b1. the look of it—though we can hardly tell what is the matter till she goes into Dock.
GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL, CARDIFF. Arrivals and Sailings for the week ending Dec. J8th, 1845. A RRtvKD.-Ada Hutchings, Padstow Mary, Evans, Bris- tol Affiance, B'ddle, Ballow Pill; Neath Trader, Davies, Wbllebaven Polgooth. Thomas, Fowey; Friends Good Will, Couch, Padstow; Hope, Nicholls. Fowey, iron ore. Com- merce, lIart, Bustol; Providence, Baker, Bristol; Fame, Knight, James, Robertson. Bristol; Zeldenrust, Jaker, Sap- pC- LonRney, Bridgwater; Victory, Richards, ?iphfn'a Ven^S' u ,ey' Bristo|-> Ad"» Marshall, Glo'ster;, Annechtna, Jantina Pekela Lively, Gadday, Bridport, bal- iawl F?ienrk sf k' Por'h1cawl > Tredegar, Crockford. Porth- rhert'haw F P Glouce,s,ter "• Olive Branch, Mendus, low! Pn\kFran,cls »nd Ann Hoskin, Porthcawl; Martha, < ues, Poithcawl; Three Brothers, Browning. Gloucester; i^rrSeMrai"Ce'i?Davu1, £ or,hcawI 5 Biothers, Bryant, Bridgwa- ter Maria, Evans, Quebec: Gleaner, Thomas, Newport; rMends, Rees, Carmarthen, Hope, Davies, Newport; Bio- tneis, Williams, Chepstow; AnuaMarta, Moigan. Carmar- then; Dispatch, Parker, Gloucester, WIlham, Hill, Lydnev; Ann Maria, Lewis, Porihcawl; Newnharn, Smith Lydnev John, Mayo, Gloucester; Providence. Parker, Porthcawl • Slat Stephens Porthcawl; Bute, Walter. Bristol; Venus, Poole. Bridgwater, Aictic. Sheil, Wexford Union, Prewitt NewDort: Elizabeth Wright, Bristol Castle,Fryer, Ch.p.U Gower. Gloucester, Olive Branch, Mendus. Aberthaw Three bisters, Barry, Porthcawl; Amitv Pearsnn r„„»I a Lewis, Porthcawl Ch irles Howe Miln CnnV r ^l"«,'rUrj Barrett, Gloucester; Merthyr ffieY tlf' 1^ader' Wedlake Wairhoi r • 7 facKet, Ihornas, Bristol; Ceres, 1^, Pm*i»caxVL sundries?11 FrfenV<sKDETa?smRrer»e.' Williams' Gloucester; PrSn v uY t ?°ur Bothers Williams, Fleetwood Don • /I Baker> B,;l#to1; 1 homas and Elizabeth, Bird, New- port, Zeldenrust, Jonkei, Rotterdam John, Pascoe, MaivDOrt; Stephens "AT N.Vr,«lu'.Lo"don» Fame. Knight, Bristol; Helen, Stephens, Aberdeen Acadiap, Longney, Gloucester; Amicitia, Owen, Liverpool; Elizabeth, Wright, Bristol; Elizabeth and Marys, Edwards, Fleetwood; Neath Trader, Davies, Glo'ster}' Sarah, Lees Stonehaven; Castle, Fiyer, Bristol; Alexander, Hooper Bridgwater Annechina Jantina, Pubus. Botterdam; Hojiewell, Owen, Liverpool; Prudence, Gower, Gloucester; Providence, Baker, Bristol; Ann, Marshall, Gloucester • Stag. Stephens, Aberdeen, iron Independent, Pinnegar, Bristol; Cormist, Smart, Bridgwater; Pheonix, Roberts, Newry: Bro- thers, Bryant. Bridgwater Thomas, Bont, Waterford Perse- verance David, Bristol; Ada, Hutchings, Padstow; Pomona, Legg, Dllhliu; Earl Grey, Thomas, Carmarthen; Mary, Evans, Ladv Selina, Hughes, Bristol; Jane and Mary, Barrett GIOB- cester; Flower of Severn, Mills, William, Hill, Lydnev; James, Hobeltson, Bnstoi Francis and Ann, Hoskius, Truro; Venus, Poole, Bndgwater; Vietoiv, Richards, Bideford Good Intention, Pearse, Barnstaple; Friends Good Will Couch, rowey Lerwtck, Doyle, Waterford Nightingale, Kelly. Bide- ford Affiance, Biddle, Gloucester; Minerva, Jones Bridgwa- ter; Three Sisters, Stephens, Truro; Lively, Caddy.' Bridport 1 redegar, Caockford, Minehead; Dispatch. Parker, Chepstow; Bee How, Belfast, coal.-—Mary Jones, Bowen, Poithoawl Nottingham, Knaw, Bullow Pill; Three Brothers, Browning. John, Mayo. Gloucester; Gleaner, Thomas, Newpoit • Abbess Harris, Neath; Prudence, Parker, Newport: Sea Flower' Thomas, Bullow Pill Lion, Edwards, Bute Dock, light
NOTICE TO MARINERS. Moen Light, Baltic. The Danish Government has given notice that a fixed light has been established on the eastern point of Moen Island. Tha lighthouse stands in latitude 54 deg. 57 mID. north, and longi- tude 12 deg. 32 min. 15 sec. east of Greenwich. The light is eighty-two feet above ths level of the sea, and may be seen at the distance of about three leagues between the compass bearings of E and S. W, half W., in which latter direction it is con- cealed by the cliffs. Flores Light, River Plata. The revolving light on Flores Island, in the River Plata, hav- lng been plundered o( its lamps by the lightkeepers, under the al nera' tbe Government of the BandaOriental, ced its re.«tC.ebH.h KSh an<lFre°ch admirals, hasannoun- character •—Thi» in? bu,t under following change in its merly cLTwd ?nrLreV0lul-,0n of ,h3 which was for- minutes • in the coumT is now reduced to three take place, one of half a m^nute^tnd''fhT^h^ d £ rlj?ess. wiU flnrat um THP lit/HT ;« A*7Q f V e 1| MINUTC JS L 4'8 *B0" «» £ »- .11 Sunken wreck in the Fairway, off Harwich Captain Yates, of the Lee, steamer, reports lhat the wreck of the John and Frederic, of Sunderland lies in ten fathoms in the fiurway track for ships passing Orfordness Lights. The follow- ing bearings were taken over herOrfordness Lower Lurht* N. W. J N.; High Light, W. by N.; Ridge Buoy, N. E. 1 E.- Aldborough North Windmill, N. N. E.! E. A wreck buoy has been placed about twenty fathoms S. W. of her by the Trinity yacht yesterday. Her spars are all floating about her, and liable to damage any small craft fouling them in the night.'
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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. BIRTHS. On the 8th inst., at Cardiff, Mrs. T. Harvey, Glove and Shears Inn, Cardiff, of a daughter. On the lIth inst., at Holkham, the Countess of Leicester, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 9th ult" at Worcester, Massachusetts, Tal. P, Shaffner, Esq., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, of Louisville Ky., Past Grand H. Priest and Grand Patriarch of that State, a Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of the United States from the Grand Encampment of Kentucky, Junior Editor of the Covenant, of Baltimore; Ex-Editor of the Free- mason, o[ Louisville; Corresponding and Recording Secretary and Librarian of the Kentucky Historical Society; Recording Secretary of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Captain of the 1st Company, 132nd Regiment 29th Brigade of Kentucky Militia, &c to Miss Nancy R. Pratt, of the former place. a .P? uhe l2thj illsV> Tat Hythe, Hants, by the Hon. and Rev. Adolphus I redenck Irby, Phillip Hodger, Esq., of Bath to Susan, second daughter of H. Browne, Esq., of Hythe. T? i^n tliier?3th 1Iist"' at St" George's, Hanover-square, the Rev. Edward Everard, D. D., of Bishop's Hall, to Catherine Maria, widow of the late J. D. Greenhill, Esq., of Stone Easton, in the county of Somerset. On the 14th ult., at Barmfield, near Kingston, Canada west, by the Rev. John Hope, Captain Sampson Freeth, Royal Engi- neers, eldest son of Colonel J. Freeth, to Harriet Jane youngest daughter of Lieut.-Col. Plomer Young, K. H On the 9th inst at St. Mary Redcliffe, Bristol, by the Rev. F. Elwin, the Rev. L. R. Cogan, Queen's-parade, to Anna Maria, second daughter of Henry Fyson, Esq., Bristol. On the 10th inst., at Huish Champflower, Somerset, the Rev. E. A: Webber, rector of Runnington andBatheaston, to Fran- ces Eliza, only daughter of the late Alexander Webber, Esq. DIED. On Thursday morning last, Mis. Fraser, wife of John Eraser, Esq. The demise of this amiable and excellent lady, who leaves a very numerous family to lament their bereavement, hax casta deep gloom over the town. On the loth inst., in child-bed, Mrs. Brogden, wife of Mr F. W. Brogden, of the MERLIN Establishment. On the 17th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Perkins, Bridge Cottage, Newport, Mrs. Mary Hams, aged 87 years. On the 14th inst., after a very long and painful illness, Mr. Stephen Masters, formerly a respectable ironmonger of this town. On the 3rd inst., at Bettws, Mr. James Nicholas, aged 951; at Pontheer Tin Works, Mr. Oliver Jenkins, aged 71; at Caer- leon, Mrs. Mary Davies, aged 63 years. On the 5th inst., at Newport, Mr. Thomas Phillips, aged 42 at Newport, Mr. Evan William., aged 67 at Portskewit, Mr. William James, aged 67 years. On the 12th inst., aged 20 years, of a rapid decline, Char- lotte, eldest daughter of Mr. William Shellard, boot and shoe maker. On the 15th inst m coasequence of an injury received in the back three months since, whilst employed at the Pentwyn Iron Co. 8 furnaces, Pontnewynydd, Mr. Frederick Nicholls, mason, &c. On the 15th inst., of brain fever, after three weeks' painful illness, in her 12th yeat, Sarah Emma, third dftUglltCVOf Mr, John, Collins, cabinet maker, Mwwwvrtb,