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COWBRIDGE. Ouiz worthy police officer, Mr. Davidson, has, in order to frighten those persons who are in the habit of getting inebriated, introduced the stocks in front of the Town Hall. One person has already been put in it for two hours, for disobedience of orders. THIS market was fully attended on Tuesday, and prices were rather up. Butter was full twopence per pound dearer than on the previous week, say one shilling per pound. The return of wheat sold the week ending June 29ch is as follows Quantity ■sold, forty-three quarters six bushels; amount paid, £ .105 average price, E2 8s., or 6s. per bushel. Fresh meat was plen- tiful, and maintained its price well, considering the scarcity of cash. ON Monday last was to be seen in the window of Mr. Thomas, grocer, of this place, bread in a hot state brought from Cardiff.
J10NTYPOOL. A BENEFIT SOCIETY OF THE RIGHT SORT.-A branch of the Christian Mutual Providence Society, established in London, has lately been formed in this town, designed chiefly to benefit the members of the churches and congregations; no person addicted to drunkenness or other vicious habits are admissible. The meetings of the Pontvpool branch are held in the British School-room, where there is not the slightest temptation, much less are the members compelled to purchase intoxicating drink, which is the case in many other benefit societies. Already about twenty persons have enrolled their names as members, while its prospects for the future are cheering. This society will assure to persons of both sexes, between the ages of four- teen and fifty, a weekly sum during sickness with medical aid; also an annuity commencing at sixty years or upwards, the payment of a certain sum at death, and an endowment for .children attaining the respective age of fourteen, eighteen, and twenty-one, and for adults at any specified age. We earnestly recommend the formation of branches of a similar kind throughout Wales, feeling confident the principles on which tl- the society is founded are sound, and its objects calculated to confer the greatest benefits on the community at large. The aspect of the present times especially indicate that provident habits are essential to promote happiness and rational pros- perity. Hitherto provident societies have been too frequently combined with other associations, injurious to the character and welfare of their members. They have counteracted moral and religious good under the misnamed object of benefitting society. The first annual meeting of this society was held in May last, when it appeared that during the first year of the society's operation, no less than 2,600 assurances have been effective, which is more than in any other kindred institution in the kingdom.
BRECON. BOROUGH PETTY )-NS, MONDAY,"JULY 3, 1348.—(Before T. P."Price, Esq., Mayor, John Powell, Esq., Rev. Thomas Vaughan, and William L'oyd, Esq.) —David Thomas was bound to keep the peace towards an old woman of the name of Mar- garet Thomas, with whom he had formerly lodgecl.-Geoi,e Sevenoaks summoned William Waters, Thomas Waters, and John Lewis, for breaking several panes of glass in the window of his house on Sunday morning week. Complainant deposed to seeing the three men in the street near his house, and that he was struck by one of them in the breast with a stone, but could not swear which of them had struck him, nor which of them had broken the window. There were several charges brought against the same parties for robbing gardens in the neighbourhood on the morning in question. The magistrates spoke in the most severe terms of the unwarrantable conduct of the defendants, and they were ordered to enter into their own recognizances of £ 2:) each, and find two sureties in £ 10 each *o appear in the same court on Monday next, to answer any, charge which might be brought against them.—James Matthews, a haullier, was summoned for an assault upon his wife on Sun- day last. It was proved that he was in the habit of abusing her.—Fined E-5 and costs, and in default of payment committed for seven days. POLICE STATION, SAME DAY.—(Before John Powell, Esq, and the Rev. Hugh Bold.)—John Williams was committed for trial iit the next assizes on a charge of stealing a mare, the property of Mr. Lewis, of Pistill, near Brecon.
CARNARVON. BRUTAL ATTACK.—One of the most unmanly and unprovoked acts that it has ever been our duty to record, occurred at an inn in this town, on the evening of Monday last. As a man who had just arrived from Anglesey was drinking a glass of ale, a young scoundrel, who is well known, burnt his face around the eyes with caustic, disfiguring the poor fellow in a shocking manner, and adding the danger of both his eyes being seriously injured, if not ultimately lost. Our informant recommended the poor man to ispply to the Mayor for redress. Accordingly on Wednesday, the offender, Richard Owen, was brought before T. Turner, Esq., mayor, and the offence bring fully proved, he was committed for trial at the ensuing assizes but on the application of Mr: Powell, who appeared for the defence, he was held to bail. Mr. Llewelyn Turner conducted the complainant's case.*—Herald, BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS Uxiox.—The Board of Guardians for this union held their usual fortnightly meeting in the Union i.ouse, Bangor, on Wednesday week. The chair was taken at the commencement of the proceedings by Mr. Bieknell, one of the vice-chairmen. The chair was taken at the commencementof the proceedings, by Mr. Bieknell, one of the vice-chairman. In reference to a report made by iNIr. Syinotis, as having inspected the school, and examined the schoolmaster, aud on being informed that that gentleman Was the Mr. Symons, of South Wales educa- tional celebrity, Dr. O. O. Roberts remarked that the Board of Guardians were fully competent to judge as to the employment and practical mode of educating both male and female pauper children in the yrorkhouse, so as to render them capable of becom- ing useful members of society, and enable them to earn their own hVing. He had long been impressed with the idea that the Welsh -Education Committee was a plant emanating from Somerset House, and the appointment of Mr. Symons to report upon the workhouse schools in North Wales was, in his mind, as convincing a proof of that fact as if that commission, when issued, had been endorsed, per Chadwick, Coode and Co.
LLANDOVERY. THE WELSH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION. On Tuesday, the 27th ult., the first public meeting of this institution was held. We abridge the following report of the proceedings from the Carmarthen Journal. The public meeting was held at the National School Room, and was particularly well attended. The proceedings commenced by the Venerable Archdeacon Williams moving that the Right Rev. the Bishop of St. David's take the chair. The Rev. Joshua Hughes seconded the motion, which we need not say was carried by acclamation. His lordship then took the chair, and said,—Ladies and gentle- men, having been requested to take the chair at this meeting, which is one of great interest and importance, you will, I have no doubt, be of opinion it will be a part of my duty to make a few remarks in explanation of the object that has brought us together. We have just been witnessing the first fruits of the Llandovery Institution and although they have been such as not to enable us all to appreciate the treat and estimate the quantity, they will enable us to form a pretty fair judgment as to its quality (cheers). The very excellent warden at the conclusion of the examination to-day, made a few remarks on the disadvantages under which he had laboured; those re- marks were necessary, not for the sake of justice to himself, for on that head none were required, but in justice to the pu- pils themselves, who must have laboured to attain that degree of excellency they had that day exhibited (cheers). The venerable warden informed you that a few months had only elapsed since they first entered the institution, and that some of them, if not all, were absolutely ignorant or uninformed on the subjects on which it was his duty to instruct them. But I must say simply, not with regard to them, but to all that we heard and saw, there was amply sufficient to convince me of the extraordinary exertions that have been made, and that there has been laid the foundation at least, if nothing more, of an excellent and valuable institution (cheers), and I am sure there are none better able to appreciate the value and im- portance of it than those who have been engaged to-day in the examination (cheers). How little could it have been thought that there was an individual so liberal, so generous, and so patriotic, as to lay aside from his own private fortune such a large sum as Mr. Phillips has done for this benevolent and en- lightened purpose; and when that had been done, how little could it have been expected that one of the most accomplished and successful teachers of youth should have been induced to transfer his splendid talents and long experience (loud cheer- ing) from the great, if not the greatest, scholastic institution of the North, where they have been so highly prized and valued—where they have been testified by long experience, and the most splendid success, to this humble and insignificant village of Llandovery. I hope it may not be long before it becomes great and. powerful—I hope the day is not far distant when it will deserve a much prouder appellation; and of this I am sure, if it does, it will be mainly owing to the success of this institution (cheers). And to the pupils I would say, that great as are the advantages they enjoy, they are accompanied by a disadvantage which I hope they will surmount; and they should endeavour to overcome the great disadvantage to which I am alluding by the great opportunity afforded to them, and it is this If they should not succeed with all the encourage- ment they now have, if they do not succeed with the splendid opportunity of receiving their education under such auspices, if they do not succeed in the career in which they will be here- after engaged, they must rest assured that the fault will be on themselves and not only so, but that it will be imputed to them, as everybody will know that no one part or share of it will belong to their respected teacher (cheers) everybody will know that they had had the greatest advantages any younf men ever yet had experienced (cheers). Let me now brieflv call your attention to the object of this meeting it is to decide the very important question, whether all these advantages shall continue and remain settled in this place, or whether they shall be transferred to some other place ? With regard to the locality, I must say I have a strong feeling that it should remain here, and this feeling is partly personal, and partly on account of the office I have the honour to fill. If there is any other place possessed of means of a similar kind, and commands advantages of a similar nature, but cannot point out advantages of a superior nature, in that case there can be no reason for transferring it (cheers). For my own part, I must declare that nothing could give me greater pain, nothing could cause me deeper mortification, nay, I will say, nothing could cause me deeper humiliation than the possibility of this Institution from any cause being carried away and planted elsewhere (cheers). I am sure if there is any kind of attachment to their native country existing in the breasts of the inhabitants of this neighbourhood, they will exert them- selves to prevent such a disgrace and such a calamity (cheers). It would be a calamity and a disgrace, if the Institution by accidental and adventitious circumstances had first been planted here but when you know it was a part of the scheme and the will of the founder that it should be established here, it has stronger claims on your support; and when in the exer- cise of his splendid benevolence he has selected this place him self, what would be thought of us—of the great and powerful in the neighbourhood, if we allowed it to pass from us (cheers). Although I can have no doubt that those connected with Llandovery and the county, will do all in their power to pro- mote the success of this Institution still it must not be forgot- ten that it is an object that intimately concerns the principality of Wales, and it is on that account, and on that account alone, that it has been denominated a Welsh Institution; and not as some people have thought an Institution solely for the encourage- ment of the language and literature of Wales (cheers). The real meaning of that epithet is to point out that the advantages it offers are chiefly for the inhabitants of Wales; and it is to their enlightened and patriotic sentiments (cheers), it is from them that we expect support; it is from them that we expect encouragement, and we do not expect much from other quarters. I need not occupy your time to point out the importance of such an Institution. I have no wish to say a word in dispa- ragement of the existing means of education, as I am little qualified to form an opinion of that in the Northern part of the principality; but without derogating anything from any ex- cellencies they may possess, I may still mention as an incon- trovertible fact, that there never has been, I believe never, at least, if such has been, it has ceased to be, for a long period, any kind of Institution that offered those peculiar advantages that are to be found in. a public school iu England (cheers) and it is only those who know the numerous advantages they possess, and how well they are calculated to form the mind, and, I have no hesitation in saying, to promote the good of the country, and the physical, moral, and intellectual condition of the inhabitants, can estimate the advantages they possess-it is, therefore, an imperative duty to establish such an Institution for Wales (cheers). It is that there might be opened to every youth in Wales a career of honour, virtue, and fame, which the youth of England now enjoy-that they should be able to display those talents which an all-wise Providence has gifted them with- it was for those reasons highly important that they should enjoy the advantage of an education that cannot be affordfed to them by any other institution at present (cheers). The Rev. Joshua Hughes then moved the first resolution. The rev. gentleman then said, he hoped, before the conclusion of that meeting, to prove that the inhabitants of Llandovery could and did appreciate the liberality of that good man (cheers).' A short time before the venerable warden came there, he had heard that Englishmen had said that Wales was fast sinking into a state of barbarism, and that the darkness was such as cpuld be felt, and further, their English friends thought that they would disappear from the face of the earth. If they regarded the moral, the in- tellectual, and the eternal advantage of their country, they must appreciate the advantages which that institution was sure to afford (cheers). He could not but regard with interest that insti- tution, a-s it would do so much good, especially to the Church, and also to that large portion of the p•opulation that dissented from the Church, and lie believed there icas a great portion oftlw population that dissented from the Church lovers of truth, and desirous of doing good. What caused the divisions amongst them but the loss of trulb, which was to be regretted but he believed that the esta- blishment of that institution amongst them was well calculated to remove all difficulties which prevented the union of all classes, and he did not think they could have an individual who would be better able to assist in removing those difficulties than the venerable preceptor of the institution (cheers). John Jones, Esq., Cefn-faes, one of the trustees, seconded the renolution. The resolution was then put to the meeting, and was carried, as were all the others,, with the most perfect unanimity. D. Ll. Harris, Esq., in seconding the 2nd resolution,said that as an inhabitant he would say that he would do everything in his power to effect the great object in view, and he hoped his friends and neighbours would do likewise, and thus show that they appre- ciated the advantages they now had the opportunity, by the mu- nificence of Mr. Phillips, of enjoying (chee t). The Rev. Professor Browne seconded the resolution. He said that the right rev. prelate had alluded to the want of means at present existing in this country, which no doubt was the case; and the Rev. Mr. Hughes had gone further, and stated that the English were of opinion that the Welsh were getting into a state of barbarism. For himself, he must say, he did not think that was the general opinion, nor were they justified in saying so (cheers) but this he must say, that owing to the want of means, there was a very great deficiency in the amount and quality of the education; as far however as he was able to judge, that did not arise from a want of talent in the youth, which on the contrary he believed was very good but it was to be ascribed to the want of public schools. As an Englishman, lie icas as fond of his country as any man could be, but injustice he must say, that the national talent of the youth of Wales, .particularly in the study of languages, was superior to that of- the youth of England (cheers). The Rev. Professor North then rose to propose the third re- solution. The rev. gentleman said that resolution followed naturally those that had preceded it, and which had received the unanimous concurrence of those present. He hoped that all who felt an interest in that great work, would assist to carry into practice the precepts contained in the resolution (cheers). Charles Bishop, Esq., seconded the resolution. The Very Rev. the Dean of St. David's moved the next reso- lution.—He said he rose with mingled feelings of pleasure and regret to move that resolution: he felt pleasure because he considered he was treading in the path of duty, connected as he was with the education of the country as principal of the college of St. David's (cheers). He rose with regret because he would not be able to do justice to the subject (cheers). They had been urged to contribute on account of the want of education, of which there could be no doubt; but he went further, and promised all those who subscribed a certain sum, a handsome reward, and it was, "That every subscriber to the amount of £50 and upwards, shall be entitled to become a trustee for the building of the above institution." Now was not that a handsome and liberal reward (cheers and laughter) ? He therefore .begged to move the following resolution, "That every subscriber to the amount of £ 50 and upwards shall be entitled to become a trustee for the building of the above insti- tution, provided such trustee shall have the same qualification as that required for the trustees appointed under the Deed of Gift." He did not know what that qualification was, but of course it was known to the trustees, some of whom were present. Archdeacon Williams remarked the only qualification was, that they should be members of the Church o f England. Edward Jones, Esq., briefly seconded the resolution. The Venerable Archdeacon Williams then rose, and was re- ceived most enthusiastically. He said lie had been requested by the committee to propose the fifth resolution. After tracing the rise and progress of the institution, the venerable arch- deacon proceeded.—I am one of those characters who have been taught not to look for immediate success if the object be good, if the means are proper, and if the end is to be of human obtaining, depend upon it the longer we are engaged on such a question, the more certain we shall be of gaining abundant success (cheers). Indeed, I would not have despaired if none of you had come forward to assist me, as I feel confident that, with the aid of the pupils, I should have abundant fruits. I have the spot where to place the lever, and I know it would be worked with tremendous power; the boys would move their parents, their parents would move their friends, and thus the circle would go on increasing and increasing. I have pu- pils from Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, Radnorshire, Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Glamorgan- shire, and I know they will go forth perfectly ready and per- fectly capable of knowing the benefits they have received, and perfectly willing to acknowledge the same (cheers again and again repeated by the pupils). I cannot help testifying my gratitude to one in particular, and I am sure you will all agree with me in saying that the greatest gratitude is due to our es- timable Bishop (loud cheers), for the great trouble he has taken, and the great zeal he has displayed in support of this institution (cheers). I have sent pupils from me to Cambridge and Oxford, and the names of my pupils of Edinburgh are well known there (cheers). I abstain from being too egotis- tical, but I can only say that my whole heart and soul is in the work (cheers). I hope to be favoured with splendid suc- cess (continued cheering). The only thing I regret, and that is not of so much consequence, owing to the great physical strength that God has endowed me with, is that so many years have passed over me and made my locks hoary; but in bodily strength I am still young and vigorous, and all I hope is that God will spare me so that I may see this institution flourishing, the great blessing of which you have heard to-day in the noble strains of manly eloquence (cheers). John Morgan, Esq., seconded the resolution. The Rev. Morris Williams, M.A., rector of Amlwch, Angle- sea, proposed the last resolution, that the thanks of the meeting be given to the right rev. prelate for his conduct in the chair. With regard to education, there could be no doubt that it was much wanted and the impression had gone abroad, and he thought justly, that they were retrograding, and not advancing in their moral and intellectual condition. And it is not to be wondered at, as they were the natural consequences of their speaking a. different language. It was not the language of science, it was not the language of art, and it was not the lan- guage of civilization, because if it was not the language of science and art, it could not be the language of civilization. The Rev. John Hughes, Penbryn, seconded the resolution. The right rev. prelate having vacated the chair, it was taken by the very rev. the Dean of St. David's, who put the resolu- tion to the meeting; we need not add it was carried with the greatest unanimity and good feeling, and the cheering and clapping of hands continued for some time. The Bishop having risen to respond, the same scene ensued silence having eventually been restored, he said-It would be im- possible but that I should feel deeply gratified by the cordial manner in which you have passed this resolution, although 1 must feel it as a testimony far beyond what I could have deserved; for if I had done everything that I possible could, still I should be but an unprofitable servant. There are one or two points that have arisen in the course of the remarks made this day, and some topics adverted to, on which I feel it incumbent to express my judgment, And the first point to which I would refer is one likely to lead to misapprehension if unexplained and it is with reference to the remarks made respecting the good likely to be done to the Church by this institution. I feel it myself, and will not deny, as a faithful minister of that Church, that it is one of the motives, and perhaps one of the strongest, that excites an in- terest in my heart in behalf of this institution but, on the other hand, I feel it necessary to remind this meeting, and, through this meeting, the public, that there is nothing partial in this institution, -that it is open to all without restriction to any sect or party. I therefore do hope, that it will meet with, not only the support and encouragement of the Church, but of the Dissenting body, who are as free to enter it as any class of the community (cheers). Ic is, nevertheless, quite clear that it will benefit the Church but at the same time others have it in their power to extract from it an equal ammtnt of benefit. It is as much their concern as ours (cheers). I hope, therefore, that nothing that has been said to- day will keep any class or sect of the community from coming forward in its support. It is true that in the deed the trusteeship is restricted to, I do not say how wisely, the members of the Church of England; but that is, with great deference to the very rev. the Dean, not an offence of the very greatest importance. My rev. friend on the right held out an inducement to come forward with subscriptions, and promised you a reward, that those who will con- tribute £50 shall be entitled to become trustees and for my own part I must say, that I feel so strongly the point he has urged, that although I cannot multiply myself into four, yet I must state that fourfold that sum is the proportion in which I propose to con- tribute to this subscription (the right rev. prelate then sat down amidst the most unbounded applause). The subscription list was then handed round, when immediately. one of the gentlemen said that a gentleman from Radnorshire had had his name put down for £100. Loud cheers followed this an- nouncement. We understand that the gentleman alluded to is the Rev. Mr. Rees, Cascob. THE DINNER took place at the Castle Hotel, where about 80 gentlemen sat down to a very excellent repast, served up in the best style. The fol- lowing toasts were given :-The Queen, the Queen Dowager, Prince Albert, the Prince of Wales, and rest of the Royal Family; the health of the Founder the Chairman; the Trustees; Arch- deacon Williams, and several others. VVe are glad to find that since the meeting additional subscrip- tions have been received. The total amount now is £ 1,354.
CARMARTHEN. CONCEALING THE BIRTH OF A CHILD.—Elizabeth Thomas, a aingle woman, living with her parents at a cottage called Tycoch, on the farm of Peulan, in this parish, was brought to the Town- hall, on Thursday last, before W. G. Thomas, Esq., Mayor, aLd E. H. Stacey, Etq, charged with concealing the birth of her bas- tard child. The prisoner's father and mother 'positively asserted that the child was dead when born, but tiny acknowledged that she had made no preparations towards her lying-in, neither were they uware that she was in the family way, as she had been always sickly, and was of weak intellects. An inquest was held on the fody in the Town-hall, before John Hughes, Esq., coroner, and a ▼ try respectable jury. A post mortem examination had been made by Messrs, Rowlands and James, surgeons, but from the de* composed state of the body it Was impossible to make such a satis- factory examination as could have been wished. Neither of the medical gentlemen could state with certainty that the child was born alive, but both agreed that it was alive at or a little before its birth. There was no doubt that the woman, Elizabeth ThonlfUj, was the mother of the child, or that it was a full grown child. The jury returned the following verdict That the child was found dead, but whether it lived apart from its mother or not, it did not appear."
NARRERTTL ON the 21st nit, an inquest was held at the Rutzen Arms, Narberth, before J, Stokes, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury, on the body of Miss Martha Gibbon, aged 79, who came to her death by a rather extraordinary accident, on the pre- ceding day. It appeared in evidence, that the deceased was in her usual health and spirits about noon on Monday at her lodging; but, while engaged in carrying a box of balls upstairs, she either missed her footing, or was attacked with a fit, and fell backward. Immediate assistance was at hand, but thq unfortunate deceased had suffered a concussion of the brain, from which cause she died in about four hours. Verclict-Ac- cidental death. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A very distressing accident took place at Molleston. near Narberth, on the 2Sth ult. The servant of Mr. Ormond was driving an ox-cart in a fallow field, the oxen took fright and ran off; going over the corner of some lime and earth the cart upset, and fell on Mr. Ormond's son, a fine little boy aged ten years, killing him on the spot. The driver also received very serious injuries, but hopes are entertained of his recovery. NARBERTH FAIR was held on Thursday week. There was a good supply of cattle, sheep, and horses, but the demand was very limited. Very few sales were effected, and those sold were at very reduced prices.
HAVERFORDWEST. ACCIDENT.-On Thursday afternoon, as William Morgan hostler to Mr. Walter Reynolds, Salutation Inn, in this town' was returning from Narberth fair, a little this side of Robeston Watham, his horse took fright and threw him, dragging him a considerable distance, leaving him senseless and very much mangled about the head and face on the road, when fortunately the mayor, William Walters, Esq., passing in his carriage, observed and conveyed liiin instantly to a neighbouring cottage' sending his servant for a surgeon to Narberth. In'about two hours he partially recovered, and was brought home in his master's car, where he now remains in a fair way of recovery under the care of Dr. Brown. Too much praise cannot be bestowed on the mayor for his humanity, he remaining above two hours with the poor man until he was able to be removed home. The man was perfectly sober at the time.
PEMBROKE DOCK. On Thursday, the 22nd ult., the New British School, in this town, was opened. After nearly 500 had sat down to tea in the spacious rooms of it, the public meeting commenced. Mr. G. H. Davies, on taking the chair, made some appropriate observations in reference to the interesting occasion, and then called on Mr. Bonniwell, the secretary, to give a statement of all-the affairs of the building since its commencement. Mr. B., whose labours in connexion with it have all along been most praiseworthy, then recounted and explained everything in a very lucid and satisfac- tory manner. The meeting was subsequently addressed by the Revs. H. J. Morgan, J. Rossell, D. L. Pugh, J. Davies, and Mr. Clatworthy, all highly commending the object of the institution, and warmly enforcing its claims on the town and neighbourhood of Pater. The meeting was altogether a very delightful one, and the school, which was to commence on Monday, July 3rd, is likely to prove a great and lasting blessing. Mr. and Mrs. Adams, yyho have just returned from a course of training for the British system at the Borough-road, appear to be eminently qualified for the im- portant undertaking of the superintendence of this school. PEMBROKE-DOCK.—To a question asked by an honourable member of the House of Commons, Mr. Ward, the secretary of the admiralty, replied, that both the treasury lords commis- sioners of the admiralty and the authorities at the post-office had all concurred in the expediency of at once discontinuing her Majesty's steam-packets, which at present cany the mail between Hobbs Point, Waterford, and Dunmore. This, when carried into effect, we have no doubt will be most injurious to- the increasing respectability of Pembroke-dock, and very de- trimental to the interests of the several house-owners, hotel- keepers, and tradesmen in the locality. If instead, however of removing these packets, a strict economy were to be ob: served, by the discontinuance of an agent, for whose services there is no necessity, the captain-superintendent of the dock- yard being responsible for the proper discharge of all the du- ties,—a now unemployed clerk discharged—and the command given to the present second-masters,—the passage-money also decreased, by one-half (it being so high at present that few can afford to visit the sister-island). Such extravagant expenses and abuses being remedied or reduced, the packets might still remain, whilst the country would not have to complain of a reckless outlay of E32,000, and a return of about jEoOO. BRUTAL OUTRAGE.—On Wednesday week, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, a fellow went up to the cottage- of Abraham Jones, an old man about sixty-four years of age, at Pepper's Bridge, Maiden Wells, near Pembroke, demanded admittance, and without any provocation whatever struck the poor old man, and ill-treated him in a very brutal manner. The noise being heard by a woman residing in the next cottage, she- ran to his assistance, and dragged the fellow out of the cottage. Not satisfied with the violence he had already committed, he wantonly broke several squares of glass and part of the window frame. A warrant has been issued for his apprehension. FINANCIAL POSITION OF BRECONSHIRE. The following report from the Silurian of the speech of J. P. De Winton, Esq., at the Breconshire Quarter Sessions last week, will furnish our readers with a view of the financial condition of the county. J. Parry De Winton, Esq., presented the Report of the- Finance Committee, and said that, before he stated what he was about to recommend, he should enter into the state of their affairs during 1847. If all the arrears of the road rate had been paid up, there would now be in the hands of the treasurer a balance of £ 1,900. There was to be received from. Government the sum of £ 554 14s., which would not be paid perhaps for some time, and which was due for prosecutions and for removal and maintenance of convicts then there would be arrears of county rate amounting to X675 10s.; arrears of road rate, E209 7s. 9d. and fines, about £ 20 receivable in the next quarter. On the other hand there were payments ordered at Easter sessions not yet made, amounting to £ 2 O-Acl. payments 2 to be made at these sessions, 1;678 los. lid., which included an instalment of C40 on account of tie county hall; there were some other items which would come for payment, but were not included, as they could not audit bills ordered by private individuals, and not as yet sanctioned by the court. There would be paid to the treasurer of the county roads Z739 3s. 3d.; the probable amount of prosecutions at these sessions had been estimated at k20; and at the summer assizes, £100. There was no charge yet required for the lunatic asylum, except JE214 10s., a proportion of the cost of the site all those payments would leave a probable balance on the quarter of X973 12s. 4d. He should now take a cureory view ot'the expenditure of the last year, and the first item he would notice was for the gaol, expenses, 1722 17s., the large amount of which he believed arose from the dearness of pro- visions, and with the prospect of a bountiful harvest now hap- pily before us, he had strong hopes of a great saving in this point. Mr. De Winton, in support of this view, produced sta- tistics showing that in 1845, which he characterised as a year of prosperity before the potato rot, there were only twelve prisoners, while there were now thirty-two. Met had ranged this year from 6d. to 8d. per lb., and wheat about 10s. per bushel; it was now quoted at 7s. 6d., and was likely, after harvest, to be 7s., therefore, they might look forward to a con- siderable reduction for, taking the cost of twenty prisoners at 3s. 4d. per week, there would be a saving of E260 15s. 4d. if they could reduce the average to that of 1845. Mr. De Winton then went over the various items in the annual account, and complained that the expenses of prosecutions had yery much increased since the year 1830: he said that although those were now paid by Government, it equally behoved them to study economy. The rates for last year, including the county road rate, amounted to C6,700, which was a large sum to lock to. He then entered at some length into calculations to show that it was possible without detriment to the public service to reduce the rating from 6--id. to 51d. in the course of the year. 4. He said that the payments for the shire hall for the present year had been calculated on; that there would be but one payment, already ordered, for the lunatic asylum, and there were no more lock-up houses to provide for: he therefore con- tended that a three halfpenny rate was unnecessary, and con- cluded by moving that a rate of one penny be levied. A rate of one penny in the pound was carried on a division. DEFYNOG.—Mr. W.Protheroe, of the Carmarthenshire police force, has been appointed superintendent of this station. THE magistrates of Breconshire have recommended the magis- trates of the hundreds of Merthyr and Penkelly to dismiss their clerk Mr. Laurence, on account of the following charge-t
The weather during the last few days has been very unfavour- able for harvest, and a vast quantity is waiting the scythe around i this town, especially in the iron masters' fields. The showery wevc- i fher of the last month or six weeks has very considerably iaereased the crops. MEAT.—The large quantity of animal food remaining unsold in our market on Monday indicates the scarcity of money among the working classes, though the railmenat Cyfarthfa are better employed for the last fortnight than they have been for many months. POLICE, JULY l.-(Held before H. A. Bruce, and Wm. Thomas,'Esqrs.)—Mr. George Williams, Clerk of the Board of Guardians at Llandilo-fawr, was charged by Elizabeth Morgan with being the 'father of her illegitimate child. A host of wit- nesses was examined, and the time of the court was taken up for five long hours, but the evidence was totally unfit for publication. lr. Smith was engaged for the complainant, and Mr. Frank Jas. for the defendant. Their worships said they were sorry to be obliged to dismiss the case. Richard Richards, puddler, Dow- Iais, an aged-looking man, was charged by W. Crawshay, Esq., on the evidence of Daniel Davies, one of his gamekeepers, with taking fish in complainant's fishery at Vaynor, this morning. Fined 6s. (id., and 3s. 6d. costs, and warned if he will be brought before the bench again, the full penalty would be enforced. Thomas Thomas was charged by Isaac Jones, with throwing a stone to his pasture land. Defendant's witness, Ebenezer Jones, swore that the stone did not reach the grass, the case was therefore dismissed.——Robert Phillips, hawker, was charged with the same offence, as was also Thomas Thomas; the former was fined 2s., and the latter 3s., and the sum of 3s. (id, costs eacli.Il(try Thomas, a single woman, from Rhymney, was charged with at- tempting self-destruction by throwing herself in Rhymney river. As the quarter sessions were held last week, the prisoner was locked up for four days and four nights, and during that time re- fused to take any nourishment whatever, although she was ex- ceedingly well treated by the medical man and the superintendent. She was committed for trial.—Three or four cases of bastardy and assaults weie settled out of court. Their worships iat till six o'clock. POLICE, JULY 3.—(Magistrate present, II. A. Bruce, Esq.) -BRUTAL ASSAULT AND ROBBERY.-—Isaac Jones, sinker, a Northwalian, was charged by Wm. Powl with entering his house yesterday, and robbing the complainant of C2. It appeared that the complainant was in his house on Sunday, enjoying the day of rest, when the defendant rushed in, most dreadfully abused him by putting his fingers in his eyes, which presented a most shocking appearance this day in court, and robbed him of £ 2. The wretch excused himself by stating that he went to Powl's house for the purpose of paying his addresses to his daughter, a widow but she HÙcl she never saw him before, as only three weeks have elapsed since he came to the place, and that she knew nothing whatever of him. He was fully committed to take his trial at the next assizes. ——ANOTHER BRUTAL ASSAULT AND ROBBERY. Keely, an Irishman, was charged by Patrick Lynch with having, in con- junction with another person unknown, and who is not yet appre- hended, violently knocked him down and assaulted him, on the 27th of June last, near the Quaker's yard, and robbing him of half a sovereign on the highway. He also was committed for trial at the next assizes. DRUNKENNESS.—John Hendren was charged by Sergeant Rees with being drunk and disorderly yesterday afternoon. Fined 5s. Paid. Thomas Davies, bailer, Dowlais, was charged by Sergeant Rees with the same offence. Fined 2s. 6cL Paid.