SUITABLE FOR A SMALL FAMILY. TO BE LET, A CAPITAL RESIDENCE, respectably situated in Com- mercial-street, Newport, neatly furnished, £ 30. per an num, or unfurnished, £18. No rates or taxes. Also a com- modious house to be let. Apply at the MERLIN Office. MONMOUTHSHIRE. E. PRITCHARD Has been instructed to offer for SALE BY AUCTION, On Saturday, August 2Sth, 1846, precisely at Three o'clock in the afternoon, (unless previously disposed of, due notice of which will be given.) at the King William the 4th, Newport, Monmouthshire, ALL that substantially-erected HOUSE, &c., &c., called "The Traveller's Rest," or Twyn Snon Evan," in the parish of Bedwas, in the county of Monmouth, lately in the oc- cupation of Thomas Thomas, the property of Mr. Abraham Shally. The premises (in which a lucrative beer trade has long been carried on,) are held under a lease of 99 years, at the annual ground rent of £ 1. Is., and consist of a good parlour, kitchen, two bed-rooms, pantry, brewhouse, cellar, large stabling,shed, garden, &c. It is situate on the Rhymney Railway, and sur- rounded by several large collieries. Further information may be obtained by applying to E, Pritchard, Auctioneer and House Agent, 44 and 59, Commer- cial street, Newport. FREEHOLD PROPERTY, IN NEWPORT, FOR SALE. TO BE SOLDTY AUCTION, IK ONB LOT, By order of the trusties of the will of thilate E. Prosstr, deceased, By E. PRITCHAHD, At the Carpenters' Arms Inn, Newport, on Monday, the 24th of August, 1846, at Four o'clock in the afternoon, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then produced, ALL THOSE FOUR MESSUAGES OR DWELLING HOUSES, NOW in the respective occupations of Rachel Lawrence, _LTI William Thomas, Job Taylor, and Margaret William*, containing a frontage of 31 feet. A Carpenters' Work Shop, containing three floors, now in the occupation of John Johnston, aad containing 8*2 feet frontage by J8 feet. Thi* lot may be converted, at a mere trifling ex- pense, into four comfortable dwellings. A Coach House and Two Good Stables, with Loft, now in the occupation of Mr. Mullock, containing a frontage of 40 feet. These buildings may be also converted into cottages, at a very reasonable expense, the shell being well built, and in repair. Also, a Large Walled-in Yard, containing a frontage of 64 feet by 18. This land may be judiciously or advantageously occupied as a building site for cottages, and capable of erecting eight dwellings thereon, making together a frontage of 168 feet. The whole of the above property adjoin each other, are im- mediately opposite the Moderator Bridge, and within a very few yardi of the tra■» road, canal, the principal wharfs, and the river; and would, consequently, at all times meet with good tenants, producing the aggregate sum of £41. per annum, and is of freehold tenure, subject to the ap- portioned y.ady ground rent of £13. per aninm. Further information may be obtained by applying to Mr. John Williams, Stone Mason, Stow Hill: Messrs. Hall and Jenkins, Solicitors: or the Auctioneer, Newport. ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT BASSALLEG, MONMOUTHSHIRE. MR. EDWARD PRITCHAHD BEGS to announce that he has reeeived instructions from the Proprietor to submit to Publie Competition, at the Westgate Inn, Newport, Monmouthshire, on Wednesday, the 26th day of August, 1846, at 5 (for 6) o'clock in the Evening precisely, the following highly desirable Landed Estates, situate in the Hamlet of Rogerstone, in the Parish of Bassalleg, in the County of Monmouth, in the undermentioned Lots •— Lot 1. All that Piece or Parcel of Irable Land, called the High Cross Field, containing 4A. OR. 4p. Monmouthshire is proverbial for its beautiful seenery, and it may be long before an opportunity will be again presented of purchasing a Piece of Land commanding such delightful scenery as this. It is situate on a gentle eminence, about two miles from Newport, and is particularly calculated for the erection of a Dwelling-house for a gentleman's family. The scite eommands the Bristol Channel, Weston-super- Mare, and Channel Ports, and the far-famed Twm Barlwm and other Baountaias of Wales, and immediately overlooks the mansion and fiaely-weoded parks of Sir Charles Mor- gan, Bart. Lot 2. All those Three Meadows, called Cae Isha, Cae Cenol, and Cae wrth Y Garth, adjoining the river Ebbw and the Roger- stone Tin Works, containing together 10A. 3R. 7P. This lot is well-calculated for the erection of Manufactories of aay description, being in the immediate TiciaitJ of the Newport, Rhymney, Nantyglo, Tredegar, and other tram- roads. Lot 3. All that Watercourse and Waste, extending from the tail- race of the Rogerstone Mills, to a point it the river Ebbw, marked in the Parish Plan. This lot is let to the Proprietors of the Mills for 99 years, at a yearly rent of £15.t by lease, dated 7th August, 1841. LOT 4. All that piece of rich Arable Land, called Cao Glaes, con- taining 2A. SR. 18P. This Lot is well adapted to the purposes of a market garden. LOT 5. All those two pieces 0; Pasture and Wood Land, called Cae Coed and Y Coed, containing together 7A. OR. 33P. This Lot is valuable, either as a scite for building, or for a Market Garden, and eommands extensive ana varied views. There is a fine spring of water upon it. LOT 6. All that pieee of rich Arable Laad, adjoining the last lot, called Wain Vach or Cae Pump Cyver, containing 2A. 2R. 14P. LOT 7. All that large and commodious Farm House, called The Werm House, with the Stabling, Barn, Beast-house, and two Gardens, situate by the sido of Rogerstone Turnpike Road. All the foregoing Lots, except Lot 3, are in the occupation of Mr. William Rosser, as tenant. LOT 8. All those Four Cottages and Gardens near the Itst lot, and fronting the road, in the respective occupations of Joha Price, James Hicks, Ephraim Williams, and James Griffiths, at the yearly rent of JE6. 10s. each. The whole of the above property it Copyhold of Inheritance, held under the Lord of the Manor of Rogerstone. To view the Property, apply to Mr. Joseph Leonard, Bassal- leg and for further particulars to the Auctioneer, Newport; or to Mr. CHARLES HASSELL, Solicitor, Bristol. ^••B.—A portion of the purchase money will be allowed to remain npon mortgage if desired. AUCTION MART, 141, COMMERCIAL-STREET, NEWPORT. MR. H. M. PARTRIDGE Begs to announce that he will SELL BY AUCTION, at the Mait, on Tuesday the first day of September next, A QUANTITY of First-class Bottled PORT and SHERRY WINES, in cases and hampers of two dozen each; and Two Hogsheads and Four Quarter Casks of very superior Port in bond, of the vintages of 1840 and 1842. Mr. Partridge is also instructed to SELL BY AUCTION, on the 1st and 2nd days of September, the valuable and modern Household Furniture of a gentleman, removed to the Mart for disposal, in consequence of a sale not being permitted upon/he premises. Full particulars in next week's paper of the wine and furniture. St. Woollos House, Newport, Aug. 21, 1846. NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, BY MR. H. M. PARTRIDGE, On the Premises, adjoining the Mariners'. Church, on Wed- nesday, 26th August, 1846, ALT, the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and effects, of Captain Jeffery, sen., who is leaving Newport, particu- lars of which are given in handbills. NEWPORT, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE LET, WITH POSSESSION On the 5th day of September next, or sooner, if wished, THAT old-established Licensed PUBLIC-HOUSE, called j. the Blucher, situate in Griffin-street, immediately facing the Market-House. The premises are roomy and convenient, and the house doing a good business. Incoming about JE250. For particulars, apply to Mr H. M. Partridge, Auctioneer, House and Estate Agent, St. Woollos House, Stow ilill. Newport, August 13, 1846. MONMOUTHSHIRE. B E R THO L L Y HOUSE, Delightfully situated, nine miles from Newport, thrae from Uske, ten from Pontypool, and twelve from Chepstow. MR. H. M. PARTRIDGE Most respectfully announces that he is instructed by the pro- prietor, Colthurst Bateman, Esq., TO SELL BY AUCTION, On the premises, at Bertholly House, on Tuesday, the 15th September, 1846, and following days, THE valuable HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, collection of paintings, and effects, full particulars of which will be given in next week's paper, and in catalogues, which may be had ten day's prior to the sale, by applying on the premises, or to the Auctioaeer, St. Woollos House, Newport. CAERLEON AND BASSALLEG, MONMOUTHSHIRE. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, by Mr. H. M. PARTRIDGE, at the Westgate Hotel, Newport, on Saturday, the 22nd. day of August, 1846, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, the following desirable property, consisting of an Iron Foundry and several Messuages. LOT 1. All that Foundry Yard and Premises, called the Tydee Iron Foundry, situate in the parish of Bassalleg, in the county of Monmouth, comprising Blacksmith's and Carpenter's Shops, Fitting-up Shops, Turning Rooms, and Workmens' Cottage, lately in the occupation of Mr. John Brown. The premises are walled in, and contain by admeasurcment about 1100 square yards. Also, all that Pond or sheet of Water thereto adjoining, con- taining by admeasurement 400 square yards, more or less, with the water course leading thereto. Together also, with a twelve foot overshot wheel. The Premises are conveniently situated on the Turnpike Road leading from Newport to Risca, and nearly adjoin the Monmouthshire Canal Company's Tram-road, and might, with a little expense, be converted into a water Grist Mill; and the same are holden under an Indenture of Lease, dated the 24th day of December, 1831, granted by Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., for the remainder of a term of 60 years, commencing the 1st day of May, 1832, a rent of £5. 5s. LOT 2. All those Two Freehold Messuages or Tenements, with the Gardens thereto adjoiniag, situate in Back street, in the town of Caerleon, in the county of Monmouth, in the several occu- pations of Thomas Orphan and David Burton. LOT 3. All those Two FreeholdMessuages or Tenements, and Shop, adjoining the last mentioned Lot, in the several occupations of John Lewis and William Lewis, together with the garden behind the same. There is a Pump and excellent Well of Water at the back of these premises, used in common by the tenants. To View the Property at Cao Icon, apply to the respective tenants. And to View the Iron Fouudry, and for all further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, Monmouth Messrs. Prothero, Towgood, and Fox, Solicitors, Newport; Mr. T. R. Hutton, Offioial Assignee, or Mr. J. Whittington, Solicitor, Bristol. 151, COMMERCIAL-STREET. IRONMONGERY ES TABLISHMENT. J J. EVANS kegs to inform the Inhabitants of NEWPORT and the Neighbourhood, that he has Opened, on the above Premises, as General and Furnishing Ironmonger, Tin Plate Worker, Brightsmith, and Bellhanger. The Stock of Furnishing Goods will be found to consist of a. good assortment of the most modern articles, at prices extremely low, and of a quality that cannot be excelled. It comprises all the usual Articles in Iron, Steel, Brass, Copper, and Tin Goods Drawing- Room and other Grates, Marble Chimney Pieces; Fenders—Black, Bright, and Bronzed; Kitchen Ranges, Stoves of all kinds, Cutlery, Japanned and Papier Mache Goods, Bronzed Tea Urns and Swing-Kettles, Baths of every description, Water Filtrers, &c., and a variety of articles which cannot be enumerated. In Building and Cabinet Ironmongery, Tools of every description, an extensive assortment will be kept, at prices very low, and of a superior quality Experienced Workmen will be kept for all kinds of Smith Work, Brazing, Tin Plate, and Sheet Iron Working. Bell-hanging in all its branches, and on the most improved principles.—Baths let on hire. Newport, July 29th, 1846. IL AV x m ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF THE TEMPLE OF PEACE LODGE OF ODDFELLOWS, NEWPORT DISTRICT. THE Public are very respectfully informed that the above JL dinner will take place at the TOWN-HALL, on MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1846, when the attendance of brothers of this and surrounding districts, and gentlemen of Newport and its vici- nity, is solicited. E. DOWLING, ESQ., IN THE CHAIR. Dinner will be on the table precisely at Four o'clock. A Band will be in attendance. Tickets may be had at Mr. C. Oliver's, printer at Mr. Loder's, bookseller; at Mr. Kelly's, bookseller; and at the Bush Inn, (2s. 6d. each.) PENMANSHIP AND STENOGRAPHY. MR. Mc. LOUGHLIN, (DIRECT FROM LONDON,) FINISHING WRIITING MASTER. Author of a Treatise on the "Beauties of Writing," and on Short Hand." General Accountant, &c., ANNOUNCES his arrival in Newport, and respectfully in- A forms Ladies and Gentlemen that he has commenced giving private and public instructions in the above beautiful arts, at Mr. JENKINS', No. 6, Commercial-street, opposite the Westgate Hotel, where specimens of his writing, in every de- partment of the art in which he has obtained so much celebrity, may be viewed by those who visit his writing rooms, where prospectuses may be had, and other particulars made known. Mr. Me. Loughlin's time is limited; he therefore requests early application. Attendance from seven in the morning till half-past nine in the evening. The following testimonial is from the Rev. Mr. Davies, of Merthyr, who educates a select number of pupils. 1. Merthyr Tydfil, August 20, 1846. Sir,-It will give me great pleasure, at any time, to bear testimony to the efficacy of your system of teaching writing. Until I attended your lectures, I had no idea that the art of penmanship could have been brought to so high a state of per- fection. Young persons especially cannot fail to derive great pleasure and advantage from that knowledge of it which your instructions communicate. I am, sir, yonrs, &c., THOMAS DAVIES. NEWPORT CHEESE MARKET. THE PUBLIC are respectfully informed that, at the request of a great number of Dairy farmers, shopkeepers, and others, in Newport and the Iron and Coal Works of Monmouth- shire, a Market will be held at the New Cattle Market, Newport, for the SALE OF CHEESE, on Wednesday, the 16th day of September next, and also on the second Wednesday in every ensuing month. Newport, August 20, 1846. NEWPORT AND PILLOWENLLY WATER WORKS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT the FIRST GENERAL MEETING of the New- port and Pillgwenlly WaterWorks Company will be held at the Westgate Inn, in Newport, on Friday, the 11th day of September, 1846, at Tweive o'clock at Noon, when the share- holders will proceed to the election of a Secretary and Trea- surer, and it is expected that the Engineer's working plans and estimates will be ready for their inspection. S. TOWGOOD, Secretary, pro. tem. Newport, August 20, 1846. WANTED, A YOUNG MAN, who can write a good hand, and under" stands the Grocery business. No one need apply whose character will not bear the strictest investigation. Address, X.Y., Post Office, Bridgend, Glamorganshire. 9. £ 2,000., IN one or more sums, ready to be advanced, upon approved Freehold, or Long Leasehold Security, at Four-and-half perfcei, t. Address M at the office of this paper. CAUTION TO SHIP-OWNERS & SHIP-MASTERS. HAVING engaged with the Agents of the steamer n STOCKTON, to tow my vessel, the Baracoa, from Sharp- ness Point to Newport, on Wednesday, 12th August, and having, at considerable extra expense, brought down my vessel from Gloucester on that day, the Stockton never made her ap- pearance until I left on Saturday, by one of the Bristol steam- packets; nor did any party concerned with the Stockton offer any explanation of such conduct, either by letter or verbally. SAMUEL OWENS, Newport, Aug. 20th, 1846. Master of Baracoa. TREDEGAR IRON WORKS. THE Large Organ, built by Mr. Walker, of London, for the Tredegar Church, will be opened on Thursday, the 27th day of August, 1846, with an efficient choir, from Bath, Bristol, and Hereford Cathedrals. Mr. Edward Howells, the organist, of Abergavenay, will conduct and preside at the organ. MORNING SERVICE—ELEVEN O'CLOCK. Voluntary BEETHOVEN. Chant .EARL OF MORNINGTON. Te Deum J C1 K F.Verse..DR. CLARKB. Jubilate, j Anthem.BIeMed.KENT. Psalm .Old 100th. Anthem .Plead thou MOZART. Voluntary M.S. E. HOWELLS. AFTERNOON SERVICE. Voluntary. S. BACH. N»SS!i, } in F- Verse.DR. CLARKE. An them. Blessed are they.DITTO. Anthem.In Jewry .DITTO. Voluntary.WKSHY, Jun. A collection will be made after each eervice. A Concert will take place in the Town-hall, under the pa- tronage of S. Homfray, Esq. Programmes to be had at the principal inns and libraries. .-A.A4IIii M MONMOUTHSHIRE RAILWAY COMPANY. FIRST GENERAL MEETING.—NOTICE TO SHARE- HOLDERS. THE Act of Parliament for the Incorporation of this Com- pany having, on the 13th day of August instant, received the royal assent, the first general meeting of the shareholders is appointed to take place at the offices of the Company, situate at No. 2, Moorgate-streot, in the city of London, on Thursday, the tenth day of September next, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon precisely, for the purpose of transacting the bu- siness appointed by the Companies' Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and the Monmouthshire Railway Act, 1846, to be done at such ordinary meeting. To entitle the shareholders to attend and vote at the meeting, they must either produce scrip certificates for shares, or bankers' receipts for payments of their deposits. Scripholders to whom it may not be convenient to attend and vote at the meeting, can vote by proxy, and upon signifying to me their with so to vote, a proper form of proxy will be forwarded to them, on pay- ment of 2s. 6d. for the stamp, but which proxy, duly signed, to- gether with the scrip or bankers' receipts in respect of which it is intended to vote, must be lodged at the office, at least forty- eight hours before the meeting. By order, THOMAS DAY, SECRETARY. Monmouthshire Railway Company's Offices, No. 2, Moorgatc-street, London, Aug. 18, 1846. NEWPORT, ABERGAVENNY, AND HEREFORD RAILWAY. THE Directors have much pleasure in announcing to the shareholders, that the act authorising the construction of this railway has received the royal assent. Arrangements are now in progress with other companies, which, when completed, will secure a great accession of influ- ence, both in the way of capital and local support. As soon as these arrangements are completed, notiee thereof will be given to the shareholders, and an early day appointed for the due registration of the scrip, and for convening the first general meeting under the act. By order of the Boarft; THOMAS "DAY, SECRETARY. TO BE SOLD, tOR LET, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, A MOST DESIRABLE FARM, called the Bailea, com- prising an excellent Farm House and Buildings, and 140 acres of superior Land situate in the parish of Tregare, in the county of Monmouth, near to the post town of Ragland; and distant about eight miles from the three market towns of Monmouth, Abergavenny, and Usk. For further particulars, apply to Messrs. Blount and Davis, solicitors, Usk. ANNUAL SALE OF SUPERIOR RAMS. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By J. DAVIS, On Monday, the 31st day of August, 1846, near the George Inn, in the town of Chepstow, TEN YEARLING and TWO TWO-YEAR-OLD RAMS, of the Leicester and Cotswold Breed, and bred from the celebrated flocks of Mr. Hewer and Mr. Barton, of North Leach, Gloucestershire. The sale to commence at half-past eleven o'clock.
HEAT OF INDIA.—June bt,—To day we have the ifrst specimen I have felt ot real Indian heat; hitherto it has been an unusually cool season, but to-day there is a regular land-wind, and plenty of it. I can only compare it to a blast fiom a furnace, withering one as it passes by. I have a talt, or thick mat, at my window, which exclude* the SUD, and men sit outside pouring water on it all day, so that the wind, which is extremely violent, blows always cooled through the water. This keeps the temperature of the room down to 90 deg., but it is dieadfully feveiish, and far more distressing than a higher degree of the thermometer with a sea-breeze. Just close under the tatt it is more tolerable, but the old Indians have a notion that it is unwholesome to sit in the damp so it may be fnr them, but nothins will make me believe that l.justfresa from Europe, can catch cold with the thermometer at 90 deg. so I creep as close to the tatt as possi- ble, and sit with my hand* in a basin of water besides. This is a heat quite different from any thing you ever felt in Europe, making one quite giddy but they say it is only as bad as this for about ten days, after which the sea-breeze rises regularly at eleven or twelve o'clock, and restores oue to life again. Now, the leaves of the tIeel are all curled up. and the grass crackles onder oor feet like snow, the sea is a dead yellow colour, and the air and light a sort of buff, as if the elements had thojaun- tdtce and we are all so cross! creeping about and whining, and jing down and growling.-A Correspondent, BRECON.—A numerously and most respectably-signed requi- sition has been presented to Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, Esq., requesting that popular gentleman to become a candidate for the representation of the borough of Brecon. A compliance on the part of Mr. Watkins will, it is said, assuredly lead to his return, as the requisition presents the names of a majority of the electors.—A Correspondent. TREATMENT FOR CHOLERA.—Having had some sad expeii- ence of this mortal malady, when it formerly shuck terror among us, we will venture most earnestly to recommend the following application to any individuals who may shew symptoms tending to th., danger, or be actually exposed 10 it :-My present plan of treatment in the prevalent complaint of this autumn is,—In cases of simple vomiting, not bilious, to exhibit an emetic and [ consider two table-spoonfuls ot mustard in warm water the best. In cises of vomiting and bowel complaint combined, I give ten grains of calomel with one of opium; and if the sympfoms con. tinue, an emetic as above, followed soon after by another powder of calomel and opium placing, at the same time, a strong mustard poultice on the pit of the stomach. If the symp- toms continue, administer every half hour effervescing diaughts of soda twenty grains and tarlaric acid fifteen grains. When there are cramps and spasms, twenty drops of aromatic spirits ot hartshorn to the same quantity of laudanum taken io water; and when there is difficulty of breathing, add to the draught ten drops of nitrous ether.—Literary Gazette. Having been informed by one of the officials of the Croydon Company, that the atmospheric line was in good working order, I took several trips up and down one day last week, for the pur- pose of ascertaining whether they worked with regularity, and whether Ihe ppeed, which 1 underslood was vuy high wilh light loads, had improved. All the trains I went by arrived at the termioi before the staled time, aod the speed surpassed anything I have yet experienced. With a train of four carriages, including the piston carriage, which, it is to be recollected, carries passen- uers, and weighing about 22 or 23 tons, we reached a velocity of 75 milu per hour. This speed WIU maintained over a distance of a quarter of a mIle. Over a similar distance in the same trip, we got a velocity of 69.23 miles per hour; over half a mile a velocily 01 64.28 milu per hour; and for a mile and a Quarter, exactly 60 miles per hou. The reader will recollect that the at- mospheric run upon the Croydon IS nol quile tive miles. I 11m inclined to think that ï5 miles per hour is below the velocity that will ere long be attained upon a 30-in11e portion of the South Devon Line.— London paper. !\JR.SUTT0N& MR, CHIUSLTE.—Last week before the Andover Committee, a scene of great excitement look place, in which the above-named gentlemen were Ihe principal 8ctOlS. 11 appear? that a question was put to Mr. Parker (then under examination) by Mr. Christe. Before the answer was given, the Hon. Mr. Sutton, in a state of excitement, ordered the room to be cleared, and, as we are given 10 understand, char:¡:ed Mr. ChiMie with putting the question with an improper purpose. This charge was strongly resented by Mr. Chris lie; and Mr. Sutton, making use of an expression which left an impression upon the minds of those present that he intended to send a hostile message to Mr.Christie, rusheJ out ul the room, and left the house. Tu plevent thi. objeci, apolicaiion was made 10 Ihe sitting magistrate at West. minster police court for a warrant agltinsl Ihe honourable gentle- men, for the purpose of being bound over to keep the peace. Ow iog, however, to Ihe intervention of some prudent fiiends on both sides, we believe we may say that the affair has been so far settled as to render judicial interference unnecessary.
FROM FRIDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, AUG. 14. BANKRUPTS. George England, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, c10. thier. Joseph Barter Bloomfield, jun. Poole, chemist. Francis and James Holmes, Little Yarmouth, ship builders. John Wm. Stratton, March, Isle of Ely, tailor. CharlesJTaylor. Birmingham, brush manufacturer. Thos Crane, Kegworth, Leicestershire, brewer, John Birch, Kineston-upon-Hull, tailor. James Mead Price, Warminster, Wilts, innkeeper. Thomas Uriah Knight. Gravesend, grocer. Wm. Ludlam Ollard, Cambiidgeshire, auctioneer. Thos. Browne, Southampton, hatter. Robert Oxtoby, Wansford, Yorkshire, and Wm. Christopher Oxtoby, Great Driffield, Yorkshire. millers Simon Puckering, Wm. Thos. Makins, Kingston-upon-Hull, woollen merchants. Robert Nayler, Marlborough, Wilts, victualler. FROM TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE, AVG. 18. BANKRUPTS. Wm. Ballinger, Swansea, malster. John Patter, Tunbridge, tea dealer. Thos. Jones, Knightbridge linen draper. John Teasel, Norwich, carpenter. Wm. Norris, Camden New town, builder. John Butterworth, Cheapside, hotel keeper, Josiah Harris, Mevagissey, Cornwall, grocer. Rufus Parkinson, Ashton-under-Line, curlier. Peter Bury, Manchester, callico printer. Edward Ward, Medbourn, Leicestershire corn dealer.
OPENING OF THE FRENCH CHAMBERS. PARIS, MONDAY, AUG. 17. At one o'clock the King opened the session of the Chambers by the following speech :— Gentlemen Peers, and Deputies,— II I experience a lively satisfaction at seeing you assembling round me with so much eagerness. At the usual period of your labours I shall communicate with you respecting the internal and external affairs of the State. At present, in convoking immediately the two Chambers, in compliance with the charter, iu summoning the peers appointed since last session, aud the Deputies whom France has just honoured with her suffrages, to take the oath before me, 1 am anxious that you shou'd receive at the same time the assurance of my active and unchangeable devotednesl to our country, aud of my confidence in youi senti- ments towards me and my family. I learned from my earliest youth to love and serve France. Called to the throne by her wish, for the salvation of her liberty, I devoted my existence to the regular maintenance of her insti- tutions, and to the peaceable development if her prosperity and grandeur. Thcreis no trial that I am not preparared to submit to, and that I shall not endure in order to attain an object so dear to my heart. Providence, I hope, will permit me, with the co-operatior. ot the Chambers, and the national assent, to ensure the success of that patriotic labour. My children and yours will leap its fruit, and if France, free and happy, retain an affectionate recollection of our com- mon efforts, it shall be, gentlemen, our brightest and noblest reward." INDIA. After a delay of ten days occasioned by the steamer, Acbar, having, in consequence of the violence of the monsoon, been obliged to return to Bombay, when she had proceeded 750 miles on her journey, we are in possession of the contents of the India mail. The most important intelligence is the announce- ment of the surrender of the strong Fort Kangra, on the Beas river, which by the treaty of Lahore, was to be given up to the English, but which the Governor, Soondur Singh, or rather the Hindoos in the garrison, refused to do. Major Lawrence, the Governor Generat's agent at Lahore, arrived in camp, accom- panied by Lieutenant Edwardes, on the 4th of May. He was attended by several of the most influential men from Lahore, who accompanied him in hopes of inducing the garrison to sur render without resistance. A letter had been received on the 28th or 29th of April, from the Governor-General, directing our authorities to offer terms once more to the garrison, which, if refused, no further communication was to be held with the go- vernor, but the fort to be carried by storm when the whole of our artillery should have ariived before the place. The terms were that the garrison should be allowed to evacuate the for- tress unmolested, and a free passage granted them to proceed wheresoever they choose, they merely laying down their arms. They were to be allo" ed the lakh of rupees ( £ 10,000.) deposited in the fort, as a present. The document, containing the terms was deliveied to the governor, and the messenger desired 10 return for an answer. On his doing so he was fired on from the fort, the garrison at the tame time keeping up a steady fire on Ihe town, where some 01 our troops were quartered. All nego- tiation now of course, ceased. The 2nd native infantry, com- manded by Col. Hamilton. reached camp on the 6th of At ay, and Mr. John Lawrence, the Jullundur Political Agent, on the 8th, rhe garrison continued active in their preparations for resistance, and having discovered the mess-room of our officers, made it a taiget to practise at, and the second shot they fired is said to have gone right through the walls just above the mess-table Fortanately a few minutes before the hour of drinking had ar- rived. No further damage ensued from this well-directed rraclice than the leceipt by the servants in the room of a few slight blows from the shattered materials of the house. Brigadier Wheeler, with 30 pieces of artillery, and 6000 men, matched through the hill country in the middle of the hot season, and such a demonstiation" before the camp induced a speedy surrender. OVERLAND MAIL.— By the last over'and mail we regret to find that at Kui racbee the cholera is raging to a terrible extent A few days ago the village of Speicher, on the Rhine, was destroyed by tire 113 houses, 50 farms, and 80 stables, were consumed by the flames. DEFEAT OF THE KAFFIRS. The Cape Town Mail of the 1:3tll June brings intelligence of an engagement at Fort Peddie, in which our troops have been eminently successful. They have at last felt the weight of the arm they had so long and daringly provoked, and which has been so unwillingly lifted against them. The Queen and the Prince Consort arc expected to pay a short visit to their Majesties the King and Queen of the French, at Eu, in the course of about ten days or a fortnight, proceeding to the French coast iu the Royal Victoria and Albert yacht from Osborne-hoi s; Mr. Dyce Sombre, (son of Col. Dyce, a Scotchman, by a na- tive of Hindostan), who was adopted by the Begum Semros, an independent Indian princess, and inherited from her an im- mense property, has obtained from the Lord Chancellor another commission to try the question of his sanity. It will be re- membered that he married in 1826 Miss Jervis, daughter of Earl St. Vincent, in whose favour he made a large marriage settle- ment. His eccentricities, however, induced his wife's friends to sue out a commission, and he has been twice pronounced as insane. He escaped to Paris, where the first medical gentle- men pronounced him to be perfectly sane. The new commis- sion is to sit at Dover. ARRIVAL, IN LIVERPOOL OF A SON OF THE LATE DWAHKANACTH TAGORE.—On Friday evening last, Baboo Nogendentauth Tagore, the son of the late much-lamented Dwarkanauth Tagore, arrived in Liverpool, and has since been Itay at the Adelphi Hotel. Baboo, who dresses like his father, in the costume of his native country. He is a fine lad, appa- rently not more than seventeen years of age. He is accom- panined by Mr. Drummond, of Lowndes-square, London and his object in coming here is to see the principal public building and objects of interest in the town.—Liverpool Albion. c CELEBRATED CHARACTERS.—There are few names on record more extraordinary than old Thomas Pari s, whilst It is acknow- ledged that there are few men who ever conferred such a public boon to mankind as what he did when he bequeathed his recipe for producing his celebrated Parr s Life Pnls. Now, the suc- cessful results accruing from their splendid properties, clearly establish them as the only effectual remedy for the million; and as the wane of the year, with it J damp and foggy weather, rend*w colds, coughs, &c., very prevalent, we cannot too much impress upon the minds of the public the necessity of using Part's Life Pills.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. • "An English Gentleman writes us a Letter of great length, which has reference to a transaction more of a private than a public nature whilst we respectfully decline publication, we thank the writer for his very complimentary remarks on the MERLIN, and can truly return the favour in the words of Sir P. Sidney, that our friend possesses high-erected thoughts, seated in a heart of courtesy." Peter Pantype" is treasured as an honorarium. The Lines on the Notice to Quit" are very happy, and would be inserted if they only hit the party most in fault. A Liberal" is informed that the paragraph appeared amongst our Merthyr news. Arno will make a poet after some retirement in the vale. Lector.The critical notice of the late Sir Chas. Wetherell shall appear in our next.
t TIMES OF HIGH WATER AT NEWPORT HIGH WATER. DEPTH AT DAYS. MORN. EVEN. DOCK GATES. AUGUST, 1846. H. M. H. M. FT. IN 23, Sunday 7 20 7 31 30 3 24, Monday 7 50 8 0 30 3 25, Tuesday. 8 17 8 30 29 10 26, Wednesday. 8 46 9 2 29 1 27. Thursday 9 19 9 35 28 0 28, Friday. 9 50 10 7 26 8 29, Saturday 10 26 10 47 25 1
WEEKLY CALENDAR. August 23.—17th Sunday after Trinity. Morning Lessons-2nd Kings 5. Acts 21. Evening Lessons- 2nd Kings 9. 2nd Peter 3. Moon's Age,-First Quarter, 29th August, lOh. 19m. after.
FEARFUL DISTRESS IN IRELAND. THE gloomy anticipations for some time enter- tained in respect to the supply of food, appear to be in course of full realization. Dr. Mc. Hale has already communicated to the Government the very extensive failure of the potato crop, in a wide dis- trict under his observation. Dr. Rogers gives a similar account of what he has seen between Bel- fast and Dublin. Professor Johnstone counted between Dublin and Limerick, about a hundred and forty fields in which the crops were wholly bad. The county of Cork has suffered severely, and that of Mayo is in an equally deplorable con- dition. Between Westport and Newport, a scene of desolation is presented to the eye, and heavy rains have increased the miseries of the inhabitants. Similar accounts have been received from other districts indeed there is every reason to believe the disease has spread throughout the country, and in fact that a universal rot has come upon the staple article of food over the length and breadth of the land. Such being the case, the sufferings of the people must be much greater than they were last year; because then the disease appeared at a much later period, so that the early sorts escaped, and large quantities for immediate consumption were also saved at later periods. The clergy, both Protestant and Catholic, together with many i humane persons, are doing all they can to alleviate j the wretchedness of the masses, but under such appalling circumstances individual charity can i relieve but a fractional part of the distress in each locality and even Government grants would have to be augmented to an unprecedented amount, in order to afford relief for even a short period. The clergyman of Louisburgh, for instance, states that £ 40,000. would be required for that parish alone, The chief and most effectual means of relief under such a general calamity must be by public works, which shall be of permanent value to the country, and directly or indirectly repay the outlay. Some of the works thus undertaken in years past, have tended greatly to augment the revenue in the localities in which they exist, besides being com- mercially and generally beneficial. With such views, we learned with much satisfaction their recognition in the course determined upon by Government, as announced by the Premier on Monday evening. While taking a vote of £ 50,000. in order to provide for any emergency which might occur, they rely mainly upon providing labor; in order to which the local authorities in the baronies ] will be invested with powers to carry on public < works, with the sanction of Government, who will < advance Treasury Loans as required. It is not the intention of Government to carry out any further ] the plan of purchasing provisions, but to leave the supply to the natural course of things. And since, that supply is so much augmented, and prices con- sequently kept down, by the removal of restrictions, it seems the wiser course for Government rather to i concentrate its resources upon providing the people t with the means to purchase food. And this opinion t of Lord John Russell is confirmed by the fact that 1 immense quantities of corn are being continually brought from Ireland to England, not because it is I not wanted, and greatly wanted, there, but because there is not a sufficient number of consumers who 1 can afford to pay for it. Indeed it is a notorious < fact in Ireland, that at the very time starvation was 1 stopping life's current amongst the wretched popu- < lation of Connaught, some years ago, ship loads of corn and potatoes were daily leaving the ports of ( that province, Sligo and Galway, for England i By such means alone, as those so judiciously t devised by the Premier, can the people be saved, from a wide-spread famine and if the particular t plans contemplated should prove to be inadequate, I Ministers have only to apply to Parliament for powers to engage in still greater and more extensive I undertakings. ( I
UNVEILING OF THE POOR LAW COMMISSION, THE longer the Andover Committee continue to sit, the more are strong facts elicited. While the < Secretary, on the one hand, declares that the Com- ( missioners, besides acting illegally, transacted their f business in the most loose, irregular, and negligent s manner single COmtlllsslOners acting as boards assistants being dismissed when their activity and I fidelity became troublesome to their superiors and J parliament; and the public being treated with dis- t respect and equivocation. Mr. George C. Lewis, i on the other hand, describes Mr. Chadwick- t secretary—as the most unscrupulous, the most c dangerous, and the most untrustworthy officer he ( ever know. Yet, though entertaining such an t opinion of the secretary, Mr. Lewis admits that he ( never mentioned it to any one but left him, with ( such a character, in the undisturbed possession and exercise of his office But, according to Mr. Lewis's evidence, his two colleagues are men t possessing similar characteristics with Mr. Chad- ( wick, for, while he charges the secretary with introducing in his (Mr. L.'s) absence, reports which he had been ordered to prepare, he intimates that they were cognizant of the trick thus played upon 1 him. c Our readers will recollect the noise which was c made in the session of 1844, with respect to some e charges brought against the Commissioners, and g the Home Secretary, by Mr. Fertand, M.P., as to I the management of the Keighley Union, and which i charges Sir James Graham, on the production of » certain documents, induced the House of Commons, i by a resolution of the 6th of April, in that year, to t declare calumnious and unfounded." It appears L from the evidence now adduced, that some of the r statements then made to the house were not true i and that Mr. Ferrand, whatever may be his faults, r did not meet with justice upon that occasion. He r has now offered, indeed, in a letter to a Morning s Paper, to prove that Mr. Mott was especially sent to visit the Keighley Union, which was denied at the time that Mr. Mott drew up a "false report," t that Mr. G. C. Lewis, knowing it to be false," i took it to the Home Secretary and that Sir James, c also knowing it to be false, (njy conscience !) presented it to the House; with a variety of I similar charges. Now, though Mr. Ferrand is not a the sort of man to whom we should like to give e implicit credence, yet charges made so distinctly, L and at so much risk to himself, must have some c foundation in truth, and their partial corroboration I by the evidence which has been given, leads to the t inference that they may be accurate in the main. L And if it should so prove, what must be thought of a the Commissioners and the la-te Home Secretary ? a Again, one of the Commissioners, Sir F. Head, is charged with having, while an Assistant-Cominisi t sioner, certified that the accounts of the Unions in t his district were correct, when it is alleged they i were not so, and from neglect of rules there was no g check at all. To this Sir F. Head replies, that he r could not attend to details. Now, considering that s there are Auditors to attend to details, what must t the country think of these gentry, the Assistant- i Commissioners, receiving each £800. a-year and s their travelling expenses, and performing their duties in such a manner. The subject is far from exhausted, and we shall return to it next. week.
REPORT OF THE GAME LAW COMMITTEE. THIS Committee was necessarily constituted of the game-preserving class and notwithstanding all the evidence brought before it, has come to a report in favour of the system. In order to lay a basis for their subsequent resolutions, they begin by boldly asserting, That it is the opinion of this Committee, that the Common Law of England has always distinctly recognized a qualified right in game." And they add, that from a very early period, statutory laws have confirmed this right." This phrase, "qualified right," is a somewhat open one it fails of asserting directly that game is property, like cattle or horses it seems as if the committee had scarcely assurance enough for this and yet this seems to be what is intended to be indirectly conveyed, Now upon this resolution we will make no remarks of our own, but simply quote from exalted authorities. That eminent judge, Blackstone, one of the venerated sages of the British Bench, after condemning forest laws (which were posterior to the common law,) as a violent alteration of the British Constitution," and remarking that they vested all game in the King, says, From this root has sprung a bastard slip, known by the name of the Game Law, now arrived to and wantoning in its highest vigor, both founded upon the same unreasonable notions of per- manent property in wild animalsAnd an able London contemporary, of moderate politics, says of the allusion to the Common Law by the Com- mittee, It existed before any statute, and conse- quently before the Forest Laws, of which those on game are the foul offspring. Previous to the forest laws, the law respecting animals that were then the object of the chase was, that any man might hunt, kill, and take them upon his own ground, but must not pursue them into the grounds of another. There was no other limitation, and that had regard not to the animals, but to the prevention of trespass. This was the state of the law up to the Conquest, and a few years past: during five centuries from the arrival of the Saxons, there was no property what- ever in game, although there were many written laws upon which our common law is based." The Committee's third and fourth resolutions assert that. by the recent Act of Wm. 4th, the property in game is vested in the occupier of the soil; and consequently that it is in his power to protect liimself by refusing a tenancy whpre the landlord requires a reservation of the game for himself. But, if this be the letter of the law, every member of the committee must know that ur.der tenancy-at-will iny assertion of his right would be ruinous to the farmer. The fifth resolution, which asserts that ceasing to regard game as property would affect the secu- rity of all other property, we believe to be without any foundation in fact. Still we have no objection to the next resolution,—that the taking of game should continue to be penal, providing that the nght to it were vested entirely in the occupier, and persons acting with his written authority, and pro- viding also that the penalties were reduced to a reasonable limit, and the pftence made a misde- meanor only. The ameliorations recommended by the committee are, the abolition of cumulative penalties a reduction of the penalty for sporting without certificates an extension of the time (three days) allowed for appeal against summary convictions the abolition of the clause giving half the ifefialty in convictions under 1 and 2 Wm. IV. to the informer the abolition of transportation for night poaching, where there are no aggravating circumstances the repeal of the clause requiring persons convicted of night-poaching under the first section of 9 George IV. to find sureties in addition to the punishment; the abandonment of certificates except upon grounds of revenue, with their imme- diate cessation as regards the employment of harriers and greyhounds; and the reduction of the duties on greyhounds to an equality with those on common dogs. In all these recommendations, except the two last, we heartily concur since, as far as they go, they will ameliorate the present system and will, we think, have some tendency to diminish crime. But so long as game certificates are required, we see no justice in the particular exemptions recom- mended nor, while taxation lies yet so heavily upon the middle and lower classes, ought the duty jpon such a mere luxury as sporting dogs, to be in the slightest degree reduced. With respect to the 19th resolution, it is desira- ble that the powers of constables should be defined but we must strongly protest against their being in any degree enlarged." On the Eixtremely important part of the subject to the tenant farmer—that of compensation for damage lone by game, the report is so vague, that it might is well never have been made. It asserts that lamage is sometimes done, and that compensation s sometimes refused, but that in general, a enant's just claim for compensation is complied vith by his landlord," admitting, at the same time, ;hat there is a great difficulty in assessing damages, lIld that there is no certain remedy. And they ilso assert that no appreciable damage is done jy feathered game,—a statement which the growers if corn near extensive preserves of pheasants will lot so readily admit. We believe that the con- clusion here come to, as to just claims for compen- sation being generally acceded to, is egregiously contrary to fact. And even if it were so, how nany, we should like to know, of the thousands )f farmers who lose a large sum yearly from game, ;ver dare to make any claim at all. And yet why should they not, if there be such a general dispo- sition to do them justice as the report asserts ? Such, however, are the conclusions of the com- nittee, and such the results of Mr. Blight's labours. And if the tenant-farmers feel the present system o be as great a grievance, and are as anxious for ts reform as they privately profess, they have only o make a fractional part of the efforts made by the :ommercial part of the community, in order to )btain a peaceable redress of grievances, in order o be successful. And they will have this among )ther advantages, that game-preservers and their lependents will be their only opponents the generous landlords will not oppose their just claims, ind there can be no important class, fancying that heir interests also are involved in the maintenance )f the system.
WASTE OF PUBLIC MONEY. iVirATEVER else may be postponed, a profuse expen- liture of the public money is sure to be always going III; and the present House of Commons has always 'xhibited the utmost readiness to vote away the cash fathered trom the hard-working people—both in )rain-toil and other labour, many of whom can but II afford the exaction. Among the sums granted vithin the last few days, was one of £20,000. for the mprovement of Buckingham Palace, this being but he first portion of a total of £ 130,000., proposed to Ie laid out upon that one building (which is of very nodern date, and which has cost a mint of money in ts erection), during the next three years We are tot so ungallant as to make an objection to anything equired for her Majesty's comfort; but we do trongly condemn the stupid and reckless manner in vhich the taxes paid by the people are frequently vasted, and her Majesty consequently brought into mmerited disrepute among her poorer subjects. It s alleged that Buckingham Palace is small and \111- :omfortable. But this suggests the question, Why vas it built so ? Mr. Bernal said the site of the mlace was one of the worst in the metropolis md denounced the system of the government, in meeting a building without taste, and in the most mdesirable situation, and afterwards coming to the :ollutry for bits and bits of money." Mr. Hume )roperly objected to laying out any more money on he palace, since, he said II he considered the place tnhenlthy it was below the level of the lhaines, md was always flooded in wet weather," so that is the honourable gentleman might have added, It vas difficult for the royal children to be dry-nursed in he place. Were they to expend a million of money lpon it, they would never make it comfortable. Now s it not abominable, that a place which no private gentleman would select for a residence, should be nade the site of a palace, and that then vast sums should continually be expended, in remedying, and hat but imperfectly, the original defects ? Yet such s a common mode of managing public matters, and iuch will be the case until a larger number of those I who pay the taxes, shall have a voice in the election of those who disburse them, as is evident from the fact that only six members voted, though Mr. Hume obviated any objection on the score of her Majesty's convenience, by proposing that a new palace be built for her at Kensington, and that Buckingham Palace be made use of for public purposes.
THE ALLEGED ENCOURAGEMENT TO THE SLAVE TRADE. THE fact that a number of excellent men throughout the country, of whom Lord Denman, Mr. Clarkson, Mr. Sturge, and other eminent philanthropists, are the representatives—entertain a strong objection to the Sugar Bill, from a sincere belief that it will en- • courage slavery, renders it proper to devote more attention to the subject, than we should for a moment think of doing, if we had only to contend with cer- tain hypocrites, who, with the I- blood money 9, of compensation in their pockets, dare to denounce slavery, and stigmatize free traders as encouragers of the traffic in human flesh. There is always great difficulty in foretelling the direct, and still more in calculating the indirect, results of any great change. But in the case of L sugar, there are facts which tell directly upon the question at issue. Upon Lord Clarendon's compu- tation of 20,000 additional tons of slave sugar being imported (for a large quantity is now brought in, and re-exported, after being refined) Lord Stanley bases the assertion that 10,000 or 20,000 additional slaves (rather a wide alternative) will be torn from their homes in Africa, to furnish the augumented labour of Cuba and Brazil. But the facts of the case furnish strong reason for hoping that this in- crease, which it was not unnatural to expect, will not take place. It is beyond doubt, that the exports of both Cuban and Brazillian sugar have greatly m- creased within the last few years and yet it appears that the importation of slaves has fallen off. The sugar sent from Cuba alone to the United States, had increased from 48,000,000 tons in 1840, to no fewer than 114,000,000 tons in 1844. But the importa- tion of Africans into BrniJ diminished from 42,182 in 1839, to 16,000 in 1845—being a gratifying de- crease of 26,182, in an interval of six years. And into Cuba and Porto Rico, the number fell off still more remarkably; being in 1839, 11,138, while in 1S4.5, it was but 1.300. This is partly accounted for by improvements in the mode of cultivation. But whatever may be the cause, it is a pleasing fact, and tends greatly to dispel the fears which have been en- tertained, that a larger demand would increase the slave trade. If such gentlemen as Mr. Sturge would apply, in the case of sugar, the rule which they lay down upon political and religious questions, namely, I Y, that what is wrong should never be done or sanc- tioned through any calculation of advantage thereby, 6 -they would not uphold an odious monopoly and grievous wrong upon the people of this country, from t, the fear of incidental consequences, which, after all, may never take place.
WITHDRAWAL OF THE IRISH ARMS BILL. WE have pleasure in announcing the entire aban- donment of this measure, which ministers so unwisely and inconsiderately sought to continue. Ireland is now free from one of the fetters which have so long annoyed and degraded her and it is highly gratify- ing to find the Lord Lieutenant expressing his readi- ness to be answerable for the peace of the country, without any such enactment.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. NEWPORT CATTL" MARKET, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19.— In consequence of the great fair taking place on Monday last, our market to-day was small still there appeared more stock than was expected, there being a few fresh arrivals from Ire- land. There was a fair attendance of buyers, and prices ruled nearly the same as on last market and fair days. NEWPORT AUGUST FAIR.-On Monday last this fair was held within the spacious walls of the New Market, and every person connectcd with it has strong reasons foi congratulation upon its perfect success, as it was decidedly the largest and best ever held in Newport. Prime beasts sold early at high prices and grazing cattle maintained a good figure. A large quantity of sheep appeared, and a complete clearance was ef- fected at an early hoir, of those fit for the shambles. Stf.ck lambs also coiiunandeil high prices. Pigs still continue to rise in price, and were also cleared out readily. More horses were offered than had been for several years past, and all those that were useful were easily disposed of at good prices —in fact live stock of all description found purchasers. This was the first fair at which cheese has been exhibited in New- port, and we are glad to learn that an exceedingly good supply was offered among which were several tons of prime quality shewn Ilv Mr. John Christopher, Redvvick Mr. Phillip Jen- kins, Kishton; Mr. Roger Keene, Whitson; Mr. Keene, Penh ow; Mr. Pritchard, Goldclift"; Mr. John Phillips, St. Brides Mr. Daniel Jones, St. Brides, &c., &c. The princi. pal buyers were Mr. Meredith, of Abergavenny; Mr. John Fothergill, Pontnewynidd Mr. Willis, Crumlin; Mr. Brown, Abersychan Mr. Roper, Newport; Mr. Compton. Newport; Mr. Henry Griffiths, Newport. There was an excellent at- tendance of buyers, and an entire clearance was effected early in the day at 54s. to 56s. per cwt.. the latter being the most general price given for anything like good cheese. Owing to the numerous facilities rendered for holding a cheese market here, we understand that it is intended to have a monthly sale of this necessary article, so much required for this neigh. bourhllod and the hills of Monmouth and Glamorganshire. There was a good pleasure fair held in connection with the business fair, which was attended not only by a large number of our agricultural community, but also by the people of New- port. The far-famed YVombwell catered well on the occasion —that gentleman's largest collection of wild beasts travelling the kingdom" being present, with a numerous array of tower ing carriages, and a band that excited the admiration of every hearer. The usual small fry of other travelling exhibi- tions generally attendant in the wake of the monster attrac- tion of beasts, were also present; and fair amusements of a general character were enjoyed with great avidity. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY MUTING.—At the last meeting of this company the able Chairman made the following ob- servations in reference to the South Wales Railway. After mentioning the various projects of the company, he says:- "The third and last project is the line from Oxford to Chel- tenham,—aline of very great importance, and the more eg pecially so long as it shall continue the main thoroughfare from South Wales to the metropolis. I cannot mention South Wales without urging on you the great importance of that line to the interests of the Great Western Company, and I am satisfied that it is impossible to overrate the traflic to be brought on your lines by the mining districts of South Wal-s. and the communication with the whole of the South of Ire- land. It is of the deepest importance that that line should be ensured, and advanced by every means which it is in our power to atlord. Communications have already passed be tween the directors of the two companies on this subject we have admitted the importance of the line to us, but we have said, at the same time. that the line, as a South Wales line. abounds with risks, which must rest with the South Wales Company who projected it. Entertaining a just value of that most important and productive line, the du-ectois have no desire to remove from themselves the risk and responsibi- lity of constructing it. Any arrangement, however, which will assist in the more rapid completion of the line would, 1 ain satisfied, be most conducive to the interests of the South Wales Company, and. therefore, the Great Western Company propose to enter into a negociation for that purpose,—the details of which will be laid before you at a special meeting before carried into effect." (dear, hear.) THE WELSH MIDLAND.—The directors of this scheme have come to a determination to dissolve the company, returning at present 15s. per share out of the deposit of £ 2. IOs. paid, with the prospect of a further sum, or the option of shares of the same value in the Newport, Abergavenny, and Here- ford Railway. A bottle was this week picked up. near Cold Harbour, Pill, by a man named Morgan, of Redwick, which contained a paper, on which was written the following :-I- Thomas Thomas, auctioneer, Pwllybrage, Gower," ODDFFLLOWSHIP.—We are requested to call attention to an accidental omission in the advertisement announcing the an- niversary dinner of the Temple of Peace Lodge in the Town Hall on Monday next. It was omitted to solicit the attend- ance of ofifcers and brothers of lodges in the districts sur- rounding Newport. We are sure these gentlemen will not s ippose that by any possibility there could be an intention to exclude them from honouring their Newport brethren with a v .-it on that happy occasion and we tiincerely hope they will a tend in large numbers. FoRKSTEM.—On Saturday evening last a lodge of Foresters was opened at the George and Dragon, Pentonville, on which day a procession took place from the lodge-room through va- rious parts of the town. Much ciuiosity was excited by the at- tractive paraphernalia of the body. First came three prancing nags, ridden by three officers, arrayed in the costume of the Foresters of old, in the palmy days of Robin Hood. Each wore the green frock, the grotesque cap, and in the left hand of each was a large bow, with an arrow fixed in it, ready to be shot off, which made some nervous people "stand on one side. Next came the band—that played stirring airs in capital style and then the members who formed the lodge, biought up in the rear by two curiously-arrayed brothers, who excited much interest among the observers. DESERTING A HUSBAND.— Much confusion existed in one of the streets of Newport last Wednesday evening, in conse- quence of an altercation between a man fiom Abergavenny, and his faithless rib, who had deserted him, to favour a more admired Lothario with her smiles and presence. It appeared that the guilty couple had taken up temporary quarters in a brothel in Corn-street, where they were discovered by the wronged husband, who, loving still,amidst the direst wrong," had traced them thither from the distant town of Abergavenny. The legitimate owner of the rib brought her forth into the street, where she courteously gave him a sanguinary nose. Sergeant Huxtable was therefore sent for to take her into custody, but seeing how matters stood, he contented himself with holding her hands, while the husband took away her pocket, her bonnet, and her shawl. The sergeant then told him he had hetter be content with what he had obtained, rather than try to get back what would never, according to appearances, be of any service to him. He took the advice, and told her to be off to a nameless place and thus was a divorce accomplished, and a matrimonial squabble ended. FLOGGING.—A large meeting was held at Exeter Hall on Wednesday evening, against ,the brutal system of flogging in the army. ADAPTATION OF NEWPORT FOR IRON SHIP BUllDlNO.' visitor to Newport, who appears to possess just imprefl of the commanding position of the place, expresses an opi' by letter (not intended for publication) that if the attend capitalists were called to the peculiar advantages it pre? 1 for the building of iron vessels, they would unquestiott t be availed of by men of enterprise. Our correspof mentions the boiler plate works now approaching compld a few miles from the port, and easy of access, where p' of| the finest quality for ship building will be manufacW j as a great inducement. He dwells on facts well kJ amongst us,—that a certain freight for a first voyage, mi | had in steam coals, and that a return West India car«o be found a successful speculation. The general induced are, no doubt, excellent and improving the flourishing I 1 in our staple products being constantly on the increat railway communication becomes more extended, ar» 1 science and civilization progress. We agree with the that perhaps in no locality of the kingdom would an iron building concern be more largely productive. PENMANSHIP —We have minutely examined Mr. M'Lo lin's systems of writing and short-hand, and our impres are, of their decided superiority over those before introd to the public; we are also borne out from the high test nials which he carries with him from all parts of Great Bri &c. His mode of communicating instr :ction being basfi mathematical principles, is unerring and no person wbj ambitious to excel in elegant and ornamental penman^ should omit availing himself of the present opportunity- are really interested in giving this counsel, particularly to 51 of our correspondents, whose writings are about as easily cyphered as the occult symbols of the ancients. POOR EMIGRANTS.—We beg to call the attention ot conductors of the press in Cork and Waterford to the that in consequence of the prevalence of erroneous rep1 in reference to the facility of obtaining employment in neighbourhood, numbers of poor Irishmen come over to country, by the coal vessels, andfind, with empty stomal and in houseless and hopeless poverty, that they have •> allured by a phantom. Some poor half starved creat told us last week that they saw on the Waterford pap and heard from the captains of' vessels, that they were gi 5s. a day on the Newport and "Gloshther" Railway It be a charity for our contemporaries to caution the poor 1 dulous beings against this Utopian taie. ANNIVERSARY.—A large and respectable Female Bet Society, meeting at the Wexford and Kinsale Arms, 1 their anniversary on Thursday, and exhibited in the stn as large and well-conduc ed body of females as we ever form a public procession. They afterwards dined at ti club-house, where Host Spritt placed on the table a dinn first-rate quality, to which the fair diners did ample just The evening was spent in great festivity. PARLIAMENTAHY.—Nothing worthy of note has trans in either House since Tuesday night. GRAfT WESTtiRN RAILWAY.—J he recent report of the 0'' Western Railway presents the following observations, interest to this locality The Gloucester and Forest of D Railway Bill has also passed in this session, which compl the chain of communication between the Great Western, the Monmouth and Hereford, and South Wales Railways- reference to the latter, which must e'er be deemed not as a more advantageous line in itself, but also as an invalu interest to this locality The Gloucester and Forest of D Railway Bill has also passed in this session, which compl' the chain of communication between the Great Western,1 the Monmouth and Hereford, and South Wales Railways- reference to the latter, which must e»er be deemed not" as a more advantageous line in itself, but also as an invalu< feeder to this company, the directors beg to state that outline of an arrangement has been proposed to the Bo< by which the certainty of its expeditious construction, and permanent connection with the Great Western, may be it tained.—The directors, before they enter into any detail negotiation with the South Wales Railway Company, are sirous of learning the sentiments of the proprietors, as to general policy 01 such an arrangement, which may be effet without any risk of income or ultimate responsibility; they propose, if it meets with general conurrence, to pu the subject as one calculated to be very beneficial to W submitting at a special meeting the results of such negotiat^ if the object is likely to be attained on satisfactory conditi'' NEWPORT DOCK. i VESSELS ARRIVED SINCE OUR LAS-L NVLFK'S LIST: I Tens. Corinth Brig 404 Metanzas, iron. Aly Cherin Brig 145 Malta, coal. Preciosa Brig 258. Memel, timber. Arneta Barque.300 Jamaica, coal. Caroline — Coaster, timber. Broti)ei-s Ditto, timber. Haracoa Br)g Barcelona, coal. Alderman Pirie.Biig.J^7 .Granada, coal. Balticum Brig 214 St. Thomas, coal, £ Rosa r Br,g 200 Malta, coal. Lconoinist. Harque.323 Quebec, timber, Pi inees Charlotte, Ship 515 St. Thomas, coal. STATIONS OF WESLEYAN MINISTERS,* V As SETTLED BY CONFERENCE, 1846. NEWPORT, (Monmouthshire).. J. Bartholomew, J. Mayer; Haime, suptrnumerary. CARDIFF .W. W. Rouch, W. Workl N.B.—Brother Worker s& reside at Bridgend. ABERGAVENNY & PONTYPOOL..Maurice Britton; Thos. SheeM Thos. Armett, supernumefj MONMOUTH Jas. Meadmore, Charles Norll MEKTHYR Charles Vibert, JohnSharm'1 DITTO WELSII Thos. Aubrey, Wm. Rowland BRECON Jos. Prattten, Richd. Robef" DITTO WELSH Lewis Williams. LEDBURY' AND FOREST OF ) Reuben Partridge, Geo. Hut* DEAN. I Henry Laugher. GLOUCESTER Edw. Jennings, John Spen4 Jones. GLOUCESTER Edw. Jennings, John Spen4 Jones. TEWKESBURY .John Philp, Joseph Portrey. i
CAERLEON. ANNIVERSARY OF THE LOYAL KING ARTH^I LODGE OF ODDFELLOWS, M.U CAERLEON. J We are not among those who consider these annual re-unio] of no benefit, or as a useless expense; on the contrary, tbj appear beneficial in promoting a unity among lodges and w tricts, and exciting a friendly rivalry in those praiseworthy jects for which the Manchester Unity has been establish^ Among the many lodges throughout the district in which of paper circulates, few anniversaries give more general satisfy tion than that of the Loyal King Arthur Lodge, Caerleon. On Monday, the II th instant, this lodge celebrated their li:ot anniversary. Having assembled at their lodge hovse, the W Lion Inn, Blackhall-street, they proceeded at noon to churc r in excellent order, displaying insignia and banners of a Coi description, which attracted general attention. The organist and choir of the church, assisted by so friends, chaunted the service for the day, and more particulat the 7e Deum, in a style which gratified all present. The wortl1 clergyman selected Psalm cxxxiii, Behold how good and to pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity," &c., the subject of his diicr urse. On leaving church, the procession proceeded through tt streets of the ancient city and village, to the lodge-roo^ where upwards of eighty brethren sat down to a sumptuo"' dinner, served in his usual excellent style by the host, Joho Jones. The vicar, the Rev. D. Jones, presided, suppoited br r". • Webb, solicitor, and Mr. Cherry, surgeon; the ein8 N.G. Albyn Reece. On the cloth bei^ w thdrawn, the chairman proposed the usual loval toas^ which were succeeded by the standing toasts of the order, > which full justice was done. The company separated about nine o'clock, in order to gA place to the arrangements for the ball. About ten o'clock numerous company again assembled, and, with wives and sweet" hearts, kept up the dance, to Brother Pollock's music till dar light. Supper was served about twelve o'clock, to which fift sat down. As morning broke, all departed happy and satisfiev The committee of management deserve great credit for the judicious arrangements, which were attended with perfect success. The dinner, accommodation, and music were gOOO and not a single instanee of disorder occurred throughout t day. All came and went in peace and harmony.
USK. RoBBFRY OF A COTTACE.—On the 12th instant, the cottag of E. Phillips, gardener employed by Mrs. Pocock, of Beeco, Hill, was entered, and 27 sovereigns, and eight shillings ig silver, abstracted from the dwelling, which is about half a milt from Usk, and nearly adjoining the turnpike road leadilig from Usk to Abergavenny. Phillips and his wife were out "I work, and no doubt the thief knew of the money some silv'^l spoons and clothes had been removed from their place* but were not stolen. The cottage was entered in the d.y! by means of taking out a pane of glass from the casement ot the window sufficient to admit a person of small size,—so thil more than one is suspected and when the wife of Phillip; returned in the evening, she found the street-door careful# bolted inside. No clue has as yet been obtained to lead tO the apprehension of the robbers. COMMITMENTS TO USE PHISON.— John Griffiths, was COF victed on the 5th of August, by T. L. Brewer, Esq., for ne £ lecting to maintain his family, whereby they became charge' able to the parish of Aberystruth. One month hard labour -Samuel Davis and Wm. Lewis, convicted on the 8th insl- by Wm. Powell and G. W. Gabb, clerks, were charged wittl stealing from Daniel Evans, at Abergavenny, one sovereign 10s. in silver, and a bag—Harriet Tranter, by the sarne' magistrates, was charged with being an idle and disorderly1 person in Abergavenny. One month hard labour.-WillisO James, by the same magistrates, was charged with assaulting James Banks, at Abergavenny. One month, or pay 12,68. 6d- -William Hayward, convicted on the 11th inst., by Williaw1 Hollis, Esq., was charged with being an idle and disorderly] person in the parish of Chepstow. Fourteen days' hard labour. — Cornelius Hadnot, convicted by Joseph Latch and Edward Dowling, Esqrs., as a rogue and vagabond in the borough o' Newport. Three months' hard labour.—Ann Mead, by J Latch and T. Hughes, Esqrs., was charged with stealing pota'( toes in a garden, the property of Joseph Giles. Fourteen day* imprisonment.
MONMOUTH. PLEASURES or OFFIca.-On Monday last, the time of tile Monmouth borough magistrates was occupied at some length1 in hearing a charge which was preferred by Mr. ltobe(I, Pariy against one Emhry, for an assault. It appeared that on the preceding Friday night week, Parry, who is leading member of the Herefordshire House Club, had induced his brethren to make an alteration in the rules of the society* which some of the members believed to be prejudicial to their interests. Some of these parties, assisted by the fairef portion of their families, waited for Parry near Wye Bridge, between 10 and II o'clock at night, and commenced hooting him whilst he was proceeding to his home in company with two other men. Parry remonstrated with his assailants, but ultimately they exchanged hostilities with his companions, and a shower of stones was hurled on both sides, one of which struck Parry, and he fixed upon the defendant, Emhry, ass the person who threw it. It was proved, however, by two witnesses that Rirry was mistaken in his mau, and the case was dismissed.
CHEPSTOW. CHEPSTOW UNITED HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY. — The aV proaching fete, which is fixed for the 8th September next, it is expected, will be one of great splendour, far surpassing all the previous exhibitions, and characterised by some new and rare specimens in floriculture, which the liberality of the com- mittee have induced the proprietors, from distant parts, to exhibit on this occasion. The directors of the Great Western Railway Company, ever ready in contributing their assistance to gratify the public taste, and to forward the interest of an institution formed for innocent recreaiion, instruction, and intellectual enjoyment, and also appreciating the value of an entertainment which offers so much delight to the lovers 01 horticulture and unrivalled scenery, have kindly ordered that a special train shall leave the Bristol terminus, for Bath, It ten o'clock, p.m. precisely, soon after the return of the Wye steam packet from Chepstow. By this arrangement, no de- tention will occur-an objection will be surmounted which oil. former occasions has deterred many of the inhabitants of Bath from visiting the Banks of the Wye. The amateurs and professional gardeners, resident in and near that city, sub- scribers to the above society, are respectfully requested to observe and avail themselves of the advantages which this generous privilege confers.—A Correspondent, 1