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CARDIFF. TAFF VALE RAILWAY.—-The traffic for the week ending Au- gust 12th, 1848, was £ 1,639 9s. Od. TAFF VALE RAILWAY. The general meeting of this company was held on Wednes- day, the 16th inst., at the White Lion hotel, Bristol, Walter Coffin, Esq., in the chair. The Secretary, E. Kenway, Esq., read the advertisement con- vening the meeting, and the common seal of the company was then attached to the list of shareholders. The secretary then read the following — llBPOll'F OF THE DIRECTORS TO THii GENERAL MEETING, AVGUST 16, 1848. The directors feel much satisfaction in announcing to the pro- prietors, that there is a small increase in the gross half-yearly revenue, as compared with the half-yearly revenue immediately preceding. This increase in the revenue, though small, yields a very gratify- ing proof of the soundness of the undertaking, at a time when ol the convulsions in almost all the states of Europe had so paralysed the exports both of coal and iron. The income and expenditure of the Aberdare railway are brought nearer each other, by an increase in its gross receipts of Ei63, in the past half-year. The directors recommend a dividend of -14, free of meome-tax, on each original share of t 1'26; and a dividend, in the same propor- tion, on the quarter and £10 shares; and further, that 1;750 be carried to the credit of the Depreciation Fund. The works on the east branch are so far advanced that very satisfactory trials have been made of the efficiency of the shipping staitlis, and of the steam cranes for landing ballast. The retiring directors are Thos. Powell, Jas. Poole, junior, and W. Done Bushell, Esqrs., who are eligible for re-election. WALTER COFFIN, Chairman. The statement of accounts showed the receipts on the Taff line for the half year ending 30th of June to be £ 41,254 10d.; the Aberdare branch, £ 3,708 2s. 4d., making a total of £45,022 8s. 2d. The expenditure on the Taff has been E15,233 Os. 8d.; on the Aberdare, £ 2,063 7s. 2d. total, iEl7,296 7s. lOrl., leaving a balance of profit of E27,726 0. 4d.; from which has to be de- ducted interest on mortgage debentures, income-tax, &c., amount- ingto E 14,0.50 17s. 5d., leaving a balance of E 13,675 2s. lid., which, with a balance brought forward from last half-year of £ L 522 10s. 5d., makes a final total of E15,197 13s. 4d., to he appropriated to dividend. It must be satisfactory to the pro- prietors to find there has been a steady increase in the traffic on the line. In the half-years respectively ending Dec. 1816, it amounted to E33,144 18s. lid.; June, 1847, £ 35,920 I is. bd. in Dec. 1847 toE44,410 lis. 6d. in June, 1848, to £ 45,022 Ss. 2d. The chairman -put the following resolutions, which were c: jrried unanimously :— 1st. That the report of the directors now read, with the state- ment of accounts, be received, adopted, and printed for circulation amongst the proprietors. 2nd. That a dividend of jE4 per share, free of income-tax, on each original share of £ 126, be now declared. 3rd. That such dividend bo payable on the 6th of September next to the proprietors of original shares, whose names appear on the register of the company, at the closing of the transfer books on the 8th instant. 4th. That Thomas Powell, James Poole, junior, and William Done Bushel, Esqrs., be re-elected directors of this company. Mr. Poole rose to return thanks for his re-election, and said that it was in the recollection of many of the shareholders now present that promises had been made which were this day ful- filled, and he confidently anticipated a large accession to the trade of the line, and consequently an increased dividend (hear, hJar). He would continue to give his best exertions (hear). W. Done Bushell, Resident Director, also returned thanks he could not permit such an opportunity to pass without ex- pressing his great obligations for the hearty and kind manner in which his name had been received, and he said this more particularly from the peculiar position he held in the company through the confidence of the proprietors (hear, hear). lie would only add that words were empty and promises often vain, but this he would declare in their presence, that they might depend upon his strict endeavour faithfully to protect the interests of the company (hear, hear). Mr. Powell returned thanks. He considered he had done more good to the railway as a freighter than as a director. He was already the largest freighter, and could do still more. He was now paying the company near a fourth part of their whole receipts (hear, hear). He had paid them £ 20,000. But for the convulsions in France and elsewhere his trade would have been much larger, and he had no doubt the divi- dend to-day would have been E4 10s. per share had he been enabled to fulfil his continental contracts (hear, hear). He had lost the sale of 20,000 tons of coal contracted for in France and the Baltic. The chairman then stated the business of the meeting was concluded, unless any shareholder had something to bring for- ward. Upon which Mr. H. H. Hall said that if nobody else would rise he must, and he moved a vote of thanks to the di- rectors. He alluded to the London and North Western, and declared he would prefer Taff Vale shares even to those of that celebrated line. Mr. Robert Leonard seconded the motion, and said it was his full intention to have proposed it, but Mr. Hall had forestalled him. He considered the proprietors deeply indebted to the Direc- tors, for their exertions had been very laborious to bring the rail- way to its present pitch of prosperity. They had encountered great difficulties and overcome them—they had devoted their time and talents, at the expense of their own individual interests, to the interests of the proprietors, and this he knew, too, to a con- siderable extent. He could not withhold the expression of his sentiments, and he was extremely gratified with the results of this day (hear, hear, hear). He hoped the day would come when the proprietors would be able to give a more substantial proof of their confidence in the directors than they were this day (hear, hear). The resolution, as follows,, was then put from the chair. That the thanks of this meeting b? given to the directors for their able management of the affairs cf this company. The resolution was carried by acclamation. The chairman returned the best thanks of himself and co-di- rectoi s for the resolution of confidence just carried. It was very true the railway had struggled with hard and adverse times, and had surmounted great difficulties, and besides their great stake in the concern as proprietors in common with those present, they had a still greater stake, namely, their own reputation to sustain. They felt their responsibility, and he hoped they would always be happy to meet their constituents (hear, hear). He trusted that Mr. Powell would very shortly realise all he held out (hear, hear). The meeting then separated. BAPTIST MISSIONS.'—The anniversary services of the Cardiff auxiliary to the above missions was held on the 13th and 14th instant. On Sunday the Rev. J. Jordan Davies, of Bootle, near Liverpool, delivered two excellent and impressive sermons at the Bethany (English) chapel; the Rev. Benjamin Evans, of Hir waun, preached at the Tabernacle (Welsh) chapel, morning and evening. On Monday evening, the public meeting was held at Bethany chapel; Charles Vachell, Esq., in the chair. The meet- ing was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. David Jones, Benj. Price (Cymro Bach), Benjamin Evans, W. W. Roueh, W. Wheeler (Stroud), gnct J. J.Davies (the deputation). Our space will not admit of even a brief report of the excellent speeches delivered. The collections were similar to those of last vear. Collections after sermons by Rev. J. J. Davies £ 10 3 11 Ditto at public nieetiiig 6 17 0 Missionary boxes 12 16 0 Annual subscriptions 10 0 0 jE391611 The following is a list of the boxes and their contents as read at the meeting:—■ £ s. d. £ s. a. Miss Hopkins 0 10 74 Mast, John Edwards 0 6 3 Miss Kezia Recs 1 3 2| MissE. A. Llewellyn 0 6 4J Miss S. J. Price 0 13 3 Miss Eliza Jones. 1 19 6i Miss Maria Mathias 0 5 6 Mrs. Geo, Sully 0 10 0 Miss Ilosa Thomas 0 2 9 Three boxes. 0 5 7 Miss Susannah Ford 1 9 1 Vestry box 1 I O Miss Ambrose 0 8 0 Sunday School ditto (>8 2 Master J, E. Thomas 0 3 3 Ditto at Glass-house 0 9 10 Miss ALLUM 0 11 2i Miss Lewis, Pontcanna 0 16 10 Miss M.Thomas. 0 5 10j Miss Jane Lewis 0 11 2 £ 12 16 0 Miss Miriam Lewis..085 The Tabernacle Collections were not announced. PROPOSED DIRECT COMMUNICATION BETWTREN CARDIFF AND WOUCKSTEU.—We are given to understand that the proprietors of the "Hero" coach have most liberally offered to convey the mail bags to and from Cardiff and Worcester, and the intermediate offices, daily, free of expense. This is an arrangement much to be desired, as the disadvantage arising from the want of direct com- munication with the towns on the above route is very considerable. A party in this town, for instance, having occasion to write to a friend in Monmouth, \v< uld have ta wait two days for a reply; whereas by the proposed arrangement, a letter posted at Cardiff in the morning would not only reach Monmouth on that (hy, hIt obtuia an answer the s: me evening. Cjrresp.' irling advantages would be secured for all other places between this place and Wor- cester. We strongly urge the inhabitants of Cardiff, Newport, Monmouth, and all others interested, to petition the post-office authorities without delay, as the time for making the new con- tracts is not very distant. POLICE, THURSDAY, AUG. 10.—(Present the mayor, the Rev. T. Stacey and James Lewis, Esq.)—Thomas Llewellyn, sawyer, of -court,, charged with being drunk and disorderly at the General Nott, Duke-street, on Saturday last, did not appear, because of some misunderstanding. It appeared that Llewellyn is receiving parochial aid to the weekly amount of 4s., and that his wife had complained to the llev. Mr. btacey that the police- constable had not dealt fairly with him. charge the officer with any dereliction of duty, but he thought it wa» battr to investigate the matter; he stated that it was not legal tor any officer to take a man into custody, and lock him up merely for intoxication. It was then ordered that Llewellyn be brought up next Monday.. POLICE MONDAY, AUGUST 14.—(Before the Mayor and Jas. Lewis, Esq.) — Thomas 'Jones, of the Cardigan Anns, appeared to answer the cnarg-e^of Hugh Allen, for using abusive and threatening language. Mi. Jones allowed that he might have made use of improper language at the excite- ment of the moment, but that he contemplated no molestation, and would be very sorry to injure the complainant. Bound over in his own recognizance to keep the peace, and to pay 7s. Gel. costs. William liees, coal-carrier, who was given to Mr. Stoekdale's custody on Sunday night for being drunk and disorderly in Paradise-place, was brought up. Captain Armstrong, who resides in the neighbourhood, said that Itees was a very drunken character, that he abused his wife sadly, and that he kept the neighbourhood in con- stant commotion. Bailed to keep the peace for twelve i oiitli, --IVillia,)i Waldron against whom Mr. Stockdale had a summons last week, for being drunk and unable to manage the horses of his employer, Mr. Wollet, the railway contractor, was fined 5s. Mr. Wollet, who had also been summoned for leavinf his cart without a name, was discharged on paying costs of sum- mons an'd°service. George Richard charged with being drunk at Croek- hsrbtown was fined 7s.-—T. G. Phillpotts, Esq., appeared to make a com- plaint against Mr. Bowen, the assistant-overseer, who had refused to give him a copy of the poor-rate, according to the provision of the act 6 and 7 Wm'IV c 96 s. 5. After their worships had heard the evidence on both sides the Mayor'said that Mr. Bowen had certainly acted wrong, but as Mr. Phillpotts had also allowed himself to be carried away by his passions, he would not fine the assistant overseer, but would order him to furnish Mr. P. wHh a copy forthwith. Thomas Llewellyn, a pauper, charged with being drunk and disorderly at the General Nott, was discharged. [It must be very gratifying to the rate-payers of Cardiff to see their paupers thus charged and discharged We question very much if all who pay rates in this town could afford—yvexe they so debasedlv inclined—to get drunk. The paupers can though!] Mr. Stockdale appeared, for a summons to-day again, against Mr. George Bond, the butcher, of Bute-street, and also against Mr. Silvester White, and Wm. White, for nuisance.. [We trust that this is only the commencement of sanitary reform, as it must be allowed that such reform is greatlv wanted in Cardiff.] POLICE, THURSDAY, AUG. 17.-—(Before the Rev. Jamos Evans, and Henry Lewis, Esq.)— Hugh Allen, for whom Mr. Bird, solicitor, appeared, was charged with assaulting Anne Jones, the landlady of the Cardigan Arms public-house. The charge was proved againt the defendant, who was fined £ 1 and lis. costs. -William Stockwood, journeyman shoemaker, who was defended by Mr. Reece, solicitor, appeared to answer the complaint of Mary Price Wharton-street, for an assault. He was convicted, and fined 30s and costs and in default of payment to be committed to the House of eorrectiolJ for one i-aouth.