HOUSE OF COMMONS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23. THE REGIUM DONUM. 1 Oa the vote for miscellaneous charges formerly on the civi list, £ €,639, Mr. Lushingtoa rose to object to the first item in the vote,- £ 1,695 for Protestant Dissenting ministers in England. The honourab'e gentleman spoke to the following effect:—I should not have troubled the Committee with the motion of which I have given notice, had I not been impelled to adopt that course by the i urgent representations of several numerous and influential bodies of Dissenters, who feel themselves deeply aggrieved and humili- ated by the annual-imposition -of'this grant. Before, however proceedingfurtLer, I will take the liberty of reminding the Commit- tee of the nature and object of this grant. This grant, usually called the Keg mm, Donuiti, was originally bestowed by George I. on certain poor Dissenting Ministers or their widows, as a matter of chanty, out of the revenues of the Crown, and when those re- sources we.re transferred to the; State under the existing arrange- ment of the Civi) List, the Regium Donum became a charge on the Consolidated Fund, and has, from that time, been provided for by an annual vote in the miscellaneous estimates. The amount of the grant is £ 1,695, payable through the hands of nine trustees, of whom the treasurer is one, in equal proportions, to poor mi- nisters of the three denominations of Dissenters,-Presbyterian Independent, and Baptist* By the latest accounts, the recipients were about 300 in number,, the sui-n awardeci to each averaging five pounds. Now, the great bulk of. these Dissenters, especially t ie Independents and Baptists, object to this grant, as subversive of the Voluntary Principle which they reverence, as degrading to their character for consistency, and offensive to their views of moral and religious obligation. These objections have frequently been imbodied in Petitions to this House, renouncing the grant as uncalled for, impolitic, and unjust; and petitions to the above effect have been presented this session from the Committee of Deputies of the several congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the three rlenominations,-Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist, in and within twelve miles of London, appointed to protect their civil rights; the Board of Congregational Ministers, residing in and about the cities of London and Westminster; the general body of Protestant Dissenting ministers of the three denominations, re- siding in the same locality from the Baptist Board, representing above a thousand churches, and other numerous and influential bodies. These petitions convey the remonstrances of between 4, )03 and 5,000 ministers and their congregations, far exceeding a million of persons. So great, indeed, is their repugnance to this oppressive act of State benevolence, that many of these Dissenters have expressed their willingness, if the Government Will abandon the grant, to make up the amount by voluntary con- tribution. All that the immense majority of the Dissenters ask, is to be relieved from the burden and disgrace of receiving the eleemosynary benefactions of the State, either for charitable or religious purposes, in the person of some of their ministers, simply because they are needy. No doubt, at first sight, these assertions appear utterly a't varlancewith the evidence produced before the Committee on these estimates. But who was the witness on N)- ',lose sole testimony the Committee and the Government have y formed their resolution to recommend the continuance of this grant to its present number of recipients? Why, Dr. Rees, the treasurer of the fund, who has the principle patronage of its distribution He has affirmed that the acceptance of the grant is agreeable to the generality of the "denominations." Now, c ..I though I beiievs Dr. Rees to be a most respectable gentleman, yet I deny his affirmations on the part of the vast majority of the Dissenters and pronounce his evidence to be rash, fallacious, and unfounded on fact. The Committee may judge from the follow- ing passages. Dr. Rees is asked "7533. Chairman Generally speaking, I understand from your evidence you consider that this distribution gives satisfaction?—I am sure the withholding of it would be considerecl a very great calamity. I have reason to know that from very painful repre- sentations which are continually coming into my hands. 7-339. From your experience, you conceive the applications are no numerous as to show there is no indisposition on the part of the Dissenting clergy to receive it ?—Quite so; I have received repeated applications on the subject, expressive of the fears of the parties that it might be withdrawn. 7540. Is that lately?—It has been of late years; there has been no discussion very lately to occasion such communications." The p titions to which I have referred contradict these prepos- terous assertions point blank, and in a paper widely circulated by the Dissenters, which I hold in my hand, it is notorious that the great bodies of Dissenters of the three denominations pro- tested eleven time., between the years 1837 and 1847 in public and solemn assemblage, against this degrading benevolence. Yet Dr. Rees, acc-oidir g to his evidence, unscrupulously declares there has been no dimen sion very lately regarding the indisposition on the part of the Dissenting clergy to receive the grant. But it remains to be explained why the Committee took only one witness noto- riously and personally interested in the continuance of the grant, aid did not summon a single witness likely to belie his testimony, and prove that to the bulk or the Congregational Dissenters this grant is hateful and obnoxious. And yet it is unscrupulously averred that it gives great satisfaction, not to the recipients alone, nor to their congregations only, but to the Denominations to which th(-r belozi, -Now,-ivho are the men oil whom this contumely is affixed, whose honour and respectability are tainted by this an- nual infliction ? Why men who have built 4,G&1 places of worship in England and Wales, the ministers of which they maintain by voluntary stipends,—who possess and support fifteen theological colleges, — who contribute most generously to the encouragement of missions and to the diffusion of education. Who are among the foremost in every good work,—who are most, rarely, even the humblest among them, presented before the judgment-seat as criminals,—who have the privilege of approaching Royalty with their Addresses,—and to whose ancestors we are mainly indebted for that full measure of liberty which it is our happiness to enjoy. It is on behalf of these most meritorious members of the commu- nity that I implore her Majesty's Government and the Commit- tee to relinquish this oppressive practice of annually tempting certain needy though respectable persons to accept a paltry dona- tive, to the. debasement of their social condition, by the virtual in- fraction of their implied engagements, by the compromise of their princip'es, and at the sacrifice of their conscientious convictions. So much in humble and iraperfeet advocacy of the wishes of the Dissenters. But I very much question the right of her Majes- ty's Mi' isters to throw away even this small sum of the public money on these hesitating recipients, whose poverty, not their Will, incites them to accept it, especially too, when the grant can, in all '.robability, as intimated in the paper which I have quoted, be provided for by annual association. For all these reasons I now prove, that this vote for the payment of the Regium Donum be disallowed. Sir, (his is not a party question. It is not a dis- pute between Whig and Tory. It is not a controversy between Churchmen and Nonconformists. The simple case is, whether Parliament will continue to brand the universal body of Dissenters of the three denominations with the mark and stigma of niendi- cancy, by inducing a small number cf their ministers to palter < with their consciences by annually accepting this miserable dole. The honourable gentleman concluded by moving as an amendment, that the charge of £ 1,695 for Protestant Dissenting ministers in England be. struck out of this vote, reducing it to £ 4,974. Colonel Thompson thought, that as the Dissenters protested against this grant as an oppressive act of benevolence forced v.uon them, and at the same time complained of an oppressive -demand made upon them for Church-rates, the one had better be trucked against the other—(a laugh)—and both given up. Lord J. Itusscll vtouHièmhd the committee that this was a grant to a number of Protestant Dissenting ministers. and that though hon. members came down, and said that they thought it degrading, and were very reluctant to receive it, and had rather not reseive it, those hon. members were not themselves -'tbe-persons who received it—(hear, hear)—they gave it up on V°ha'lf of others— (a laugh)—and apparently without authority, was sum which had been granted since the reign of "George I., as a matter of charity to poor Dissenting ministers; .and, until,a few days ago, he believed this assistance was grate- ii'uliy received.by the whole body. Dr. Rees was examined before the committee which had been sitting, and w?.s Psi Ara thefe sums much sought f,i- lIe answered, "Very ,nitlc11; we have a great many more applications than we are able to moetT" Tliat di I not look like that extreme reluctance, or. even hesitation, with which this grant had been said to be .talven. If the parties receiving this sum did not wish to receive ;if their congregations made it up by their contributions, the Treasury would find that it was not required; but instead of that, here were applicants urgently asking for it. It was .divided among, various ministers of the three denominations, And J)r..Itsesi stated that there had been in the course of three y,irs 1 !■><> grants to Presbyterian ministers, 443 to Independent,, and jipl jo so that all the three denominations had .-taken" the grant, the share3 varying because their number varied.' reason why this opposition was made, was _ex- piaincd'irt- a'subsequent part of Dr. llees's evidence. "Very respectable, and indeed eminent men among the Dissenters un- dertock the distribution of the grant—Dr. Rees, Dr. l'ye Smith, Mr. John Clayton three mCll could not be named more entitled to respect for their learning and acquirements, and for their character, for piety and intelligence, and they entertained Ho such objection to "this grant. But Hther gentlemen, for Yrboai he (Lord J. Husse.1 ) aid a great .r .ipect likewise, had- set up what they "called, an Anti-State-Church Association, their object being that the Slate should not make or authorise any grants or endowments by which religion might be at all supported; and a gentleman whom he very much respected, Dr. Cox, seceded from the body who distributed this grant, on this ground, thinking it inconsistent with the assertion of the general principle, that all Church Establishments should be destroyed, and no public money granted for the support of re- ligion. That seemed to him (Lord J. Russell) a very insufficient ground for refusing what, as a matter of charity, appeared to be very at ceptable to those who received it; and, indeed, he thought it was not the proper way of raising so great a ques- tion. If Church Establishments were objected to, or even Church-rates, the question could be brought forward by itself; but a paltry grant of this kind was not the proper occasion for raising it (hear, hear), Mr. W. J. Fox apprehended that themlyreason why the grant had not ceased in consequence of no application being made to the Treasury for it, was that the distribution of it was not in the least under the control of the body, some of whose ministers received it. One gentleman, Dr. Ilees, was selected by the Treasury, and he nominated others, who formed with him a board utterly irresponsible to any body, clerical or lay, connected with the Dissenting interest; they had no auditors but themselves;' they were men of unquestionable character, but they were in a minority in their communities. Each of the three denominations concerned had offered to contribute the money its ministers received from the grant, but the answer of the trustees had been, "If you will raise a sum, the interest of which will pay this grant permanently, we will then consent to cease to apply to the Treasury for it." That had been thought unfair and unrea- sonable. The- Dissenters had offered again and again to raise the amount. (Lord J. Russell: Foi one year, you mean.") It would be raised annually: they were never backward in their benevolent subscriptions (hear, hear). Mr. Kershaw assured the noble lord that the protest against this grant was much older than the Anti-State Church Associa- tion. If the Committee would refuse the vote, he (Mr. Kershaw) would personally engage that the sum should be sup-plied by vo- luntary contributions, and these poor ministers should receive the same amount as if the grant had been voted as usual (hear). Mr. G. Thompson, in opposing :he grant,.remarked that it in- capacitated the ministers who received it from advocating w.th a clean conscience their own principles, the sacred principles of Nonconformity. Mr. Bright was well convinced that this amendment was in accordance with the sentiments of the-great body of Dissenters. Dr. Rees, in his evidence, spoke of dissent aaan "evil, a pretty Dissenter, truly Lord J. Russell said, that, if the Dissenters would give security that they would furnish the sum required yearly, the vote should not appear in the estimates again. The Committee then divided, and the numbers were,- For the amendment Against it • •• —32
HOUSE OF COMMONS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 24. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS (ROME) BILL. Lord J. Russell moved that the House go into committee on this bill. Mr. C. Anstey opposed the motion, and blamed the Govern- ment for pressing on the bill with indecent .haste. More than appeared on the surface was involved in this question-riot only the pacification but the well-being' of England, in which by this measure they risked a civil war. He concluded by moving that the House should go into committee that day three months. Mr. Urquhart seconded the amendment. Sir J. Tyrrell believed that the House was sitting at the: present late period in consequence of the long speeches of the hon. and learned member for Youghall. The hon. baronet read a letter from a friend in Ireland, which contained severe reflections on a Roman Catholic priest at Kcnmare River. A discussion ensued, in which Lord J. Russell, Mr. Spooner, Mr. J. O'Connell and others took part, and Sir R. Inglis moved the adjournment of the debate, upon which the House divided- For Sir R. Inglis's amendment. zzi Against it. 73—45 The debate was then adjourned till six. DISTRESS IN IRELAND. Lord J. Russell (in reply to Sir L. O'Brien) said that in the event of extraordinary measures being required for Ireland, owing to the ^sitjation which appeared to threaten that coun- try, ministers would feel it their duty to advise her Majesty to call Parliament together again at a later period of the present year (hear, hear). A new writ was ordered to be issued for the borough of Derby. DlPLQJtfATIC RELATIONS, &c. The debate on subject was resumed by Mr. Moore,, who supported the me^sure;aud declared that the Irish priesthood"' had always been the friends of law and order. Mr. Urquhart oppqsed the bill, which Mr. P. Howard and. Dr. Power supported. Mr. H. Drummond thought that before any great measure could be carried for the tranquillity of Ireland, they must place the Roman Catholic priests on another footing from that on which they now were. Sir R. Inglis, Mr. Newdegate, Mr. Robinson, and Mr. Napier expressed their objections to the bill, which Lord H. Vane, Sir 1-1. W. Barron, and Lord Palmerston advocated. Mr. Goring then moved the adjournment of the debate. Mr. Bright said the course which hon. gentlemen opposite had been taking did not redound to their credit (cheers). As to this bill, he did not see that there was much good in it—but there was just as little harm. He had not the 1' ast objection to the opening up of diplomatic relations between this country and a very respectable old gentleman at Rome (cheers and laughter). The House divided—■ For the adjournment. 32 i Against it 10;j71 The House then divided-ton Mr. Anstey's amendment tp..the main question-1- For the amendment 6i Against it Ill —77 The House then went into committee, but very little progress was made. Two divisions took place. One on an amendment of Mr. Anstey's to postpone the measure, and the other on an amend- Ilient of Mr. J. O'c.maeJl's to a(1cl the words;" Soverejgn Pontiff" to a clause. The numbers.were- For Mr. Anstey's amendment 30 Against it 93—63 For Mr. J. O'Connell's amendment 3 Against it iol-93 ,r- ISLIi UF MAN PAPERS. The Chancellor of the Exchequer proposed a resolution em- powering the postmaster-general to charge a rate of postage on newspapers printed in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and sent by post. The object was to check a fraud which ex- isted in the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, of publishing newspapers not intended for circulation in these islands, but to be sent over to this country with the view of evading the stamp duty. The resolution was agreed to, and the House adjourned at two.
HOUSE OF COMMONS, FRIDAY, AUG. 25. -The Speaker took the chair at twelve. DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS, &c., BILL., 'After some remarks in explanation by Sir J. Tyrrell, and fur- ther objections to the bill from Mr. Spooner, who declared that the surest way to obtain the blessing of the A liniuhty was to maintain Protestantism, the House went into committee on this bill, and divided on an amendment moved by Lord Arundel, to omit the second clause, after Mr. Anstey had withdrawn two amendments, and Sir J. Tyrrell had in vain endeavoured to read to the House some passages from the Iloman Catholic book, The Garden of the Sotil." For Lord Arundel s amendment 2,1 For the clause 79,-57 The other clauses were then agreed to (two arnerWmelHS, moved by Mr. C. Pearson and Mr. Anstey, being negatived), and after some routine business the House adjourned at four until six. In the evening sittincr, on the motion of Mr. Hume, a new writ was ordered to be issued for the borough of Leicester. Sir G. Grey (ili reply to Mr. Wakley) said that no orders had been given that the Chartist prisoners should be treated more se- verely, or in any respect differently to the ordinary rules of the prison. With regard to Mr. "Mitchell (he further stated in reply to Mr. Robinson), he understood that the convict, on his arrival at Bermuda., had been transferred to another convict-hulk, but he presumed the state of his health was such as to prevent his being employed in the hard labour to which convicts were ordinarily subiectcd. WAYS AND MEANS.. The Chancellor of the Exchequer then made his financial state.. merit. He detailed the propositions of the Government at an early part of the session to provide for the increased expenditure by a temporary addition of 2 per cent. to the Income Tax. As the proposition was ill received by the House and the country, it was not deemed wise to persevere in it. He then stated the re- commendations of two committees with respect to reduciions in the expenditure, to which ministers had given every attention. The vote for the navy was reduced from the original estimate by £ 200,000. The vote for the army, including the old militia, was reduced by £ 200,000 the ordnance vote by zE 123,000 the mis- cellaneous vote by £2:35,000; and the expenses of the militia, calculated at £ 150,000-. the whole reduction being £ 866,200. From this was to be deducted £ 25,000 on occount of the pen- sioners who were called out in aid of the civil force and some other small sums, amounting to £ 13,200, which left the actual reduction of expenditure tg-28,C.00. The expenditure of the year amounted to £ 31,280,600, for the debt and other charges for the Consolidated. Fund. The expenses for the navy were E7,518,61 (i for the army, £ 7,12u,795; for the ordnance, £ *2,801,760 for miscellaneous, E3,783,570 which, with the Z25,000 for the pensioners, made the votes in supply amount to £ 21,141,735. Thus the total expenditure for the year was £ 52,422,335. The receipts for the year were estimated at £ 51,210,000; and by applying the appropriations in and to the service of the present year, instead of allowing them to accumulate for the ensuing year, a sum of £ 500,000 became available. The barley crop of last year was an exceedingly good one. There was therefore a considerable increase in the Excise revenue on account of the malt didy. There was, on the other hand, a considerable falling off expected in the stamp duty, in consequence of the de- preciation of railways. But, on the whole, an increase was anti- cipated, to the amount of £ 340,000, to which was to be added 1 -0,0009 the last remnant of the Chinese money, which made altogether aa income of £ 52,130,000. There would therefore be a deficiency on the income and ordinary expenditure of the year of £ *292,335. Mr. Hume and Lord G. Bsntinck both thought the statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer ths reverse of satisfactory. The House adjourned at half-past two.
(Continued from the 5th page.) I EHTHYR, PRIZE FIGHT.—Great excitement prevailed in the neighbour- hood of Abercanned, about a mile or a mile and a half below this town, on Monday morning, in consequence of a fight that was taking place between Daniel Williams, miner, and David Morgan, haullier. By some means or other Superintendent Wrenn got information of what was going on, and lost no time in hastening to the spot. As soon as the crowd (about five hundred) saw him gallopping up to them in the field, they ran down a deep dingle to avoid the" police." No horse could follow them to such a dangerous place, and having no one near to take charge of the horse, the combatants had time to escape however, as soon as a policeman arrived, they suc- ceeded in taking Williams, who was immediately conveyed before the bench, and bound over, himself in E20 and two sureties in £10 each, to keep the peace towards all her Majes- ty's subjects, for the space of six months. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at the Horse and Jockey. Dowlais, before George Overton, Esq., on view of the body of Thomas Jones, collier, who was killed early that morning by the fall of stone at Cwmbargoed pit. Verdict, "Accidental Death." POLICE, AUG. 23 —(Magistrates present, W. Thomas and Lewis Morgan, Esqrs.)—Sarah- Morgan, of Cwmbach, Aber- dare, was committed to take her trial at the Swansea Quarter Sessions, for stealing a basket containing divers articles from the beerhouse of Thomas Morgan, at Aberaman. -Luc;/ Davies, Hannah Evans, and IV. Hughes, were charged with wandering abroad and selling and trading in watches, without a hawker's licence. Committed to Cardiff House of Correction for fourteen days. Ann Morris, and David Parry, were charged with stealing three half-crowns from the person of Jeremiah Bryan, at Merthyr. Committed for trial.——David Rees, of Glyndwr beerhouse, Dowlais, was fined El and costs for keeping his house open for the sale of beer, at four o'clock on Sunday afternoon. -Howell Powell, White Swan, Dow- lais, was charged with having his house open for the sale of beer, at twenty-five minutes past eleven on Sunday. Fined Is. and costs. William Thomas, George beerhouse, Dowlais, was charged with keeping his house open for the sale of beer, at a quarter past four, p.m., on Sunday. Fined 10s. and costs. -Leivis Lewis, Baker's, Arms, was charged with a similar offence. Fined Is. and costs. jPOLICE,I AUG. 28.—("Before W. Thomas, Esq.)—Edward WilUmis,. haullier, wj? -charged by Catherine Watkins, of China," with stealing 14s. 6d., her property, on Sunday morn- ing last. Very strong doubts were entertained that she had not so much, money; .he was discharged. Mary Hughes, of the infamous cellars, was charged by Patrick Brieklam with stealing a sum of money from his person Not appearing to substantiate the charge, she was discharged. Wm.. Richanls nvas charged by Sergeant Itees with being drunk and disor- (ilyon Sunday. Reprimanded and discharged.- -Richard Ilnelim was charged by police-constable Wright with the like offence i fined 5s. •COUNTY COURT.—-George. Young v. Morgan Williams:—Plain- tiff is a hop merchant residing at Worcester, and defendant was formerly a publican residing at Dowlais. The sum claimed was £7 8s. for goods sold. Ordered to pay 10s. a month. Sanze v. Walter Williams, of Dowlais. Claim £5 10s. for goods sold.—Ordered to be paid in a month, and the advocate's fee allowed. e Same v. Margaret Edwards, of Dowlais. Claim £5 10s. for goods sold. It appeared that the goods were sold while the de- fendant's husband was living, and plaintiff, not having sued defendant as the executrix of her husband, was nonsuited. Attorney for the plaintiff in the three actions, Mr. Phillpotts. Owen v. -Pl,tintiff is the Rev. B. Owen, of Merthyr, and defendant one of his tenants. The action was brought to recover the sum of £ 4 6s. 6d., rent due. The house was origi- nally let for 4s. 6d. a month, but some time ago a notice was given to defendant that the rent would be advanced Is. 6d. a mon:h. Defendant admitted that he owed several months' rent, at 4s. 6d. a month, but denied having received a notice of ad- vance. Mr. Owen proved that he had given a notice to the defendant, although a mere verbal one, and that he ultimately acquiesced in the I advance, and also paid a week's rent at the advanced r^te. Ordered to pay the amount claimed and costs, on the 29th of September next. Mr. Smith appeared for plain- tiff, and Mr. F. James for defendant. JtI;ary Morgan V. John Brown.—Plaintiff and defendant are hucksters, or potato merchants, botn residing at Dowlais. This action was brought to recover 18s. 2d. for a sack of po- tatoes wrongly carried to defendant instead of plaintiff, and for, which plaintiff paid the carriage. The plaintiff failed in estab- lishing her case, and judgment was given in favour of the defendant. Walter Morgan v. Thomas Rees.-This was an action brought to recover E4 8s. for goods sold. Plaintiff resides at Merthyr, and defendant at Tafamau Bach, in Tredegar, and in that dis- trict. Defendant contended that his Honour had no jurisdic- tion in this case, .as the debt was not contracted within this district. The order for the beer was given in Tafarnau Bach, and the. goods delivered there. Plaintiff nonsuited. Attorney for defendant, Mr. Phillpotts. Harris v. P)-ice.-Tliis action was brought to recover the sum of iSl 10s., the costs of a writ issued by plaintiff against defendant, which defendant promised to pay. His Honour first nonsuited the plaintiff, but in the course of the day reversed the decision, and defendant was ordered to pay the amount claimed, in a month. Mr. Phillpatfs made an application to the Court for a now,, trial in his case at the suit of Rees Jones, on the ground that the judgment was contrary to the evidence. The rule was not granted. Several cases were struck out in consequence of the non- attendance of the parties. WYNDAM AJIMS EISTEIIDFOD.—This meeting was held on Mon- day evening the 26th of August. The chair was taken by Mr. William Evans (CawrCynon). The object of the meeting being stated by the chairman, Messrs. Wiltiams and Lewis, of Aberdare, and Reynolds and Rees, of Merthyr, addressed the meeting on different- topics relating to the institution. Singing with the harp commenced by Mr. D. Richard, and followed by Mr. H. Rogers, with much applause. After some very humorous dialogues by Messrs. Williams, Lewis, Reynolds, and Rees, the judge Mr. William Evans proceeded with his adjudication of the several compositions sent for competition, and the successful competitors appeared as follows :-1. For the best Essay on the Duty of the Welsh to Study the Fine Arts, awarded to Mr. J. Rees, Peny- daren. 2. For the best Song in praise of the Renewal of the Dowlais Lease, awarded to Mr. J. Reynolds, and Mr. J. Garnon. 3. For the best Song in praise of the Renewal of the Penydaren Lease, awarded to Mr. Richard Jones, and Mr. Aneurin Jones. 4. For the best Stanzas to an Umbrella, awarded to Mr. Edward Williams (Iolo Mvnwy). 5. For the best Stanza to the Plough, awarded to Mr. Richard Jones. 6. For the best Epitaph to Mrs. Roberts of Aberdare, awarded to Mr. D. Jones (Dewi Gla/ti Taf) 7. F)r the best sitter with the harp, awarded to Mr. U. Rogers and M J. Thomas. The utmost decorum and harmony pre\ ailed hrou-h the whole, and the adjudication being so clear seemed to give general satisfaction. The convenient of the room and the 1 attention of Mr. and Mrs. Pritchard induced our desiring another meeting..
.COLONIAL MARKETS. Tuesday Evening. There has been a fair amount of business done in the sugar mar- ket to-day, and prices have been tolerably steady, but, occasionally, a slight concession has been niady to the buyers. 1,080 hhds. of West India sold in the private contract market; 2,000 bags Mauri- tius and 2,000 bags Bengal sold in public sale. Refined "steady at Friday's currency, standard quality, .5k • COFFEE continues to wear a downward appearance, and planta- tion Ceylon sold at a further decline of fully Is. .Ric B.- I'he public sales have been large and prices have declined about 3d., a considerable portion of the quantity offered was bought in middling white Bengal sold at_3:. to 13s. 6d.: good middling, 14s. 6d. Manilla, fine, 14s. 61., I Aracan, 10s. 3d. SALTPETRE sold with spirit at a shade higher prices refraction 5 to 9. 25s. to 26s. a
"r.r..r: WELSH MARKETS. COWBRIDGE. TUESDAY, AUGUST 29.—This market was but a thin one as compared to this day week, but provisions maintained their prices. Butter,,1s. per lb.; eggs, 8d. per doxen; apples. Is. per hundred pigs were much lower than on this day week, and a plen- tiful supply in market.
''r-A'V-.V, PONTYPRIDD. AUGUST 31.—Wheat, new, 10s. 0a. per bushel; old, 0s. Od. to fh.: Oats, 0s. Od. to 0s. Od.; Beef, 5d. to 7-jd- per lb.; Mutton, 6d. to 7d • Lamb, 7d. to Od.; Veal, Od. toOd. Fresh Butter, Is. Id to 0s Od Salt, ditto, Os. lOd. Cheese, 4d. to 7d. Potatoes, Id. per lb. beans Od. per quarter; French beans, Od. per lb. ducks, 4s. 6d. to Os. Od. per couple; apples, Os. 0d. to Os. per hundred; onions, 2d. per lb. fowls, 2s. 6d. to Os. per couple geese, 8d. per lb.
"V'I,V'fV' CARMARTHEN. AUGUST 26.—Our market is rising again, the prices as follows Wheat, 7s.6d. to 7s. 9d. per win.; Barley, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d. per will. new barley, 0s. 0d. to 0s. Od.; Oats, 2s. 5d. to 2s. Gel. per win. Butter,8 fd. per lb., and Is. a cask Cheese, El 9s. Oil. to El 10s. Od perewt. New Cheese, El Is. Od. to El 4s. Od. Beef, 34d. to 6d per lb. Mutton, od. to 6ul. Lamb, 5d. to 6d.; Veal, 4d. to 5Id.; Cow Mules, lid. per lb. Tallow, 3jd. to Od. per lb.; Fowls, Is. Oct. to Is 3d. each; Ducks, Is..5d. to Is. 9d. Geese, 3s. to 4s. 6d Potatoes, Id per lb.; Fish, Sewin, 6d. per lb.; Salmon, 7d. Eggs, three for 2d. "V'J9'v.
HAVERFORDWEST. AUG. 26.—Wheat, new, 6s. to 7s. 6d.; ditto, old, 7i,. Ga. to 9.?. 6d Barley, new, 4s 3d. to 4s. 6d. ditto, old, 4s. 6d. to 5s. Beef, oid. to bid.; Mutton, od. to 6d.; Veal, 3d. to od.; Lamb, 4id. to bd. Butter, sixteen ounces, 9id. to lid. ditto, twenty ounces Is. Id. to Is 3d.; Eggs, twenty for Is.; Ducks, Is. 3d. to Is. C I each; Fowls, Os. 9d. to Is. Od. ditto.
CARDIGAN. 1 AUG. 26.—Wheat, 7s. to 7s. 6d. per win.: Barley, 4s. to 4s. 6d.; Oats, 23. toOs. Od. Beef, 4d. to5d.; Mutton, 4-1 d. to old.; Veal,4d. to 5d. Lamb, 4ld to 5d. Fresh batter, lOd. to Is. Salt 8d. to OcL; Cheese, new, 18s. to 20s. per cwt.
,r.V,,Vè"" NEWPORT. AUG. 26.—Beef, 7d. to 7|d. per lb. Mutton, 7(1. to 0(1. j Veal 6id. to 7 id. Lamb, 7d. to Od.; new Potatoes, 6d. to 7d. per quarter; green Peas, lOd. to Is. per peck; Broad Beans, 6lL par peck Fresh Butter, Is. 2d. salt ditto, Is. to Is. Id.; Fowls, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 61. per couple Ducks, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 9d. per couple." Store- house price of corn is slightly on the rise oats 24s. per quarter.
HIDES. LEADENHALL.—Market hides, 561b. to 641b., lfd. to 2d per lb | ditto, 641b. to 721b., 2d. to 2|d.: ditto, 721b. to fiOib., 2 £ d. to 2Jd. ditto, 801b. to 88ib., 3d. to 3jd. ditto, 881b. to 961b 3,id to 3¿d.; ditto, 961b. to 1041b 3)<1. to 3-id. Calf skins, each 4s. 6d. to os. oct. Horse hides, 8s. 6d. to 9s.; Lamb Skins, Is. 6d. to 2s. 6d. • Shear- lings, lOd. to Is. 4d. o/'w'r"I'
MERTHYR. AUG. 26.-Beef, 5d. to 7d.; Mutton, 6e1. toOd.; Veal, 5d. to 7d.^ Lamb, 6.Jd; to Od. Pork, 6d. to 7d.; Cheese, 4d. to Od.; Double Gloucester, 8d. to 9d.; Bacon, lOd.; Butter, Salt, Od. to IOd. Fresh, Od. to Is. 0d. beans, 14J. per lb. peas, ditto; Pota- toes, six to seven pounds for 6d. eggs, ten for 61; Onions LJd. per lb. Fowls, Is. 8d. to 2s. per couple. ducks, Is. to Is. 6d. each.: RAILWAY STATION-YARD.—Price of Miles and Evans's coal, 7s. 6d. Mayne, 7s. and Da vies's, 7s. per too.
'oJ"A. CARNARVON. AUG. 26.—"Wheat, 56s. to 588.; Barley, 2(R to 30s.; Oatmeal, 27s. to 29s. Beans, 72s. to 80s; Longpod," per bushel, 15s. to 16s.; Vetches, per Cibbyn, 2s. 6d. to 3s. .W'
MOLD. AUG. 26.—Wheat, per hobbet, 218. Od. to 23s. Od.; Oats, 7s. 6d. to 8s. Od.; Barley, I Is. 6d. to 12s. gel. Vetches, Os. Oil. to 0s. Od. Beef 5d. to *7d.; Mutton, 6d. to 8d. Veal, 5,id. to 7d. Bacon, 7d. to 8d. Ham, 8d. to lOd. Potatoes, per hobbet Os. Od. to Os. Od.: Butter, Fresh, lid. to I2d.; Salt, 9d. to lOd Eggs, eight for 6d.; Ducks, per couple, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. Fowls, Is. 8d. to Is. 10d.
53tvif)S. Oil the 19th ult., at Tonna, near Neath, the wife of Mr. Matthew Whittiti^- ton, of a son. On the 21st ult., at Pembroke Dock, the wife of Mr. J. J. Bridges, Mcdical Hall, of a daughter. On the 2'2ad ult., the wife of lir. David Morgan, of Ycnterin, in the parish of Lampeter Velfry, of a daughter. On the 27th ult., at Pembroke Dock, the wife of Adjutant Gillis, of H. if. Dockyard, of a senand heir. Oil the 23th ult., at Pembroke Dock, the wife of ,lr. Thomas Johus sad- dler, of a daughter. On the 2Sth ult., Mrs. David Evans, cabinet maker, Newport, Pembroke- shire, of a son. JMaruages. On the Sth ult., at Evan chapel, Uanerchymedd, by the Rev. J. Roberts, the Rev. C. Jonc", Berea, to Miss E. D. Willi'ims, Madog Inn, BryngTvran. On the I I tll ui t., at Mulberry-street chapel, Liverpool, by the Rev. Henry Rees, Mr. R. D. Williams, of Carnarvon, to Mary Aime, eldest daughter of the Rev. John Hughes, of Liverpool. Oa the 17th ult., at St. George's, Hanover-square, by the Rev. Albert Abston, "LA, J. X. Williams, Esq., C.E., of Gleg, Newbridge, to Mary, I a youngest daughter of the late Henry Williams, Esq., of Duffryn-ffrwd, Cardiff. On the 2-r.d ult., at Zoar Baptist chapel, Rhymnev, by the Rev. Stephen Edwards, in the. presence of Registrar Lewis, Mr. Llewelyn Pirrs to.Miss Gwenifred Jones. On the 22nd ult., at Caersalero chapel, Dowlais, by the Rev. W. R. Davies, in the'presenec of Registrar Lewis, Mr. John Ellis to Miss Ann Davies. Oil the 23rd ult., at the Registrar's Oftiec, Merthyr, by Mr. D. Lewis, Re. gistrar, Mr. Evan Thomas to Miss Ilesther Evans. On the 23rd ult., at Cardigan church, -ilir. William Jones, Trisant, Cardi- ganshire, to Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Mr. Griffiths, Llan- tood, Pembrokeshire. On the 25th ult., at Trawsfynydd, by the Rev. D. NNiiiiams, Mr. Robert .Williams, Bryniau Llanuwchllyn, to Sarah, youngest daughter of the ktaMr. Williaui Davies, Bodyfudden. On uit., at High-street chapel, Merthyr, by the Rev. Thomas Da- vies, minister, in the presence of Mr. D. Lewis, Registrar, Mr. Thomas M'Namara to Miss Sarah Jones. On the 30th ult,, at St. Andrew's, rear Cardiff, Mr. Robert Spickett Tho- mas, Gibbonsdown, Cadoxton, to Miss CatherinG Morgan, Great Colbrook, St. Andrew's. 1()C¿H b%. On the 10th ult., at. Narborth, the wife of Mr. James Phillips, saddler. On the 20th ult., at an advanced age, Mrs. Phillips, of Blaeiitrafie, in the parish of Lianwinio, Carmarthenshire. On the 20th ult., in the 40th year of his age, Mr. John Pugh, spirit mer- chant, Carmarthen. On the 22ad ult., at Little Ilaven, near Haverfordwest, Mrs. Dowcn, 58 years of age. On the 22nd ult., at Little Haven, Mr. Francis Logan. On the 2H\1 ult., in-his 3-1th year, Evan, sun of Evan Thomas, tailor, Queen-street, Cardiff. On the'26th ult., at Narberth, after a lingering illness, Mr. Jason Mcyler, esteemed by all who knew him. His end was peace. On the 28th ult., Mr. Weaver, Gcorge-strect, Newport. On the 28 th ult., at Queen-street, Neath, aged 82 years, much and de- servedly respected, Benjamin Howell, Esq., an alderman of the borough, and before the passing cf the" Municipal Reform Act for several years port- reeve. — T-—' Printed and published by the Proprietor, DAVID EVANS, at his Off No. 7, North-street, (near the Savings Bank,) in the town of Cardiff, in the parish of St. John the Baptist, Glamorganshire. Friday, Sept. I, Isis.