THE PROPOSED NEW BUILDINGS IN LO YE-LANE, CARDIFF. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIA.—In the last number of the PRINCIPALITY there appears a letter signed H. H. Parry," alluding in very intemperate language to observations made by me at a recent meeting of the Street Commissioners. My remarks had reference to a plan for erecting a number of small houses, on a piece of ground adjoining Love-lane, leased by me to Mr. Parry, which., if carried into effect, would, I con- sidered, inflict a very serious injury on the town, while it would be a violation of the understanding upon which the lease was granted. The private question at issue can be of little interest to your readers. 1however be allowed to state, that I possess the explicit written testimony of the professional gentleman who prepared the lease, that on the occasion of his reading over the draft to Mr. Parry, for his approval, as also at the time of his executing the same, and upon several other occa- sions. Mr. Parry uniformly expressed his intention of building a single row of bouses on the ground about to.be leased to him. As to the effect of the proposed buildings, on the interests of the community, the subjoined report of the Superintendent of "Police will amply substantiate all that I advanced. I am, sir, your obedient servant, C. VACIIELL. Cardiff, 14th February, 1849. Cardiff, Feb. 5th, 1849. My attention having been called to a piece uf land in the neigh- bourhood of Love-iane, and fronting the Feeder, where it is in- tended to build a number of small houses, I this day applied to Mr. Strawson, the surveyor, and saw a plan for building thirty- five smail houses on the above small piece of land, one end of which reacheil East-terrace at the north, the south end near the railway arch leading to the town. By the above plan it is pro- posed to build a double row of houses, one row to face the Feeder—the east, the other row to front Love-lane—west. The neighbourhood of Love-lane, Stanley-street, and the courts and alleys adjoining are already well Known, and are sufficiently narrow and tfjnfined. If the above plan is carried out, and thirty- fhe mare small honses are added, having only a roadway of eighteen feet wide, I have every reason to believe that the above houses will be immediately taken and inhabited by the same class of persons who are already living in that densely populated neigh- bourhood, which will then become a much greater nuisance and expeise to the town than is already experienced by the number of s naIl houses already built. It will increase the tendency to disease already too rife in Stan- ley-street, b/ the overcrowding of the houses, and will also intro- duce a larger pauper population to the town. Should the present proposed" plan be carried out, I feel certain it will open great, facilities for plunder, as the streets and lanes already narrow will be increasing, and it is reasonable to suppose, from the class of persons living in the neighbourhood,, that the -lit it } reposed new houses will most probably be soon inhabited by persons of the same class, most of whom gain a livelihood by preying on the public. The very plan and situation of the proposed houses will also offer a kind of asylum f.,r plunderers, from the facilities already of', rect for escape, by the place being open to the country by way of New Town: thus giving opportunities of ingress and egress without coming into the streets of the town. With regard to the-health of the houses, I need only call, atten- ti 111 to the present state of Stanley-street, Love-lane, &c„ to the sickness, filth, and depravity already existing there, and to press on the attention of all those whom it may concern, the great in- crease of all the evils enumerated above, by the building a large number of small houses in a small and crowded space, without adequate drainage, .ti)d i-,i a neighbourhood already too much crowded and infested by persons of the lowest class. I should think it most probable that the houses, as soon as built.,Will be taken and converted into b/otliels. (Signed) J. EON STOCKDALE, Superintendent of Police, -11
TAFF V ••.LB Y. -'I'll c amount oftraffle 011 this line for the we ,L e iding Feb, 13, was £1,862 )8. lOd.
THE POTATO DISEASE. The Gardener's Chronicle contains an interesting analysis of the information obtained in answer to inquiries into the circumstances connected with the occurrenca of the blight last year. Printed circulars were distributed extensively in October and November last, with a request that the gentle- men to whom they were addressed would fill up a printed form with such information as they possessed or could pro- cure, authenticating it with their signatures. Of these re- turns, 999 were filled up and transmitted to London; 679 from England, 182 from Scotland, 92 from Ireland, 32 from Wales, and 14 from persons whose residence could not be ascertained. Of the 999 returns, 28 bear the signatures of noblemen, 401 of gentlemen, 50 of clergymen, 333 of far- mers, and 187 of gardeners." The results are classified under three heads, namely, 1. Effect of different periods of planting. 2. Effect of soil and manures. 3. Comparative power of different sorts to resist the disease. The effect of the time of planting, in England, is shown in the following sum- mary No. of Suffered Planted in Returns. much. Little. Escaped. October to Christmas. 61 11 31 22 Januarv 13 1 6 6 February 105 9 73 23 March 170 44 122 4 April 223 132 84 7 May 139 112 23 4 Juno „ 16 9 5 2 In Scotland, the results of March, April, and May nearly correspond to February, March, and April in England. In Ireland, February and March escaped tolerably but April suffered generally, and May all"but universally." The results were similar in Wales. From these results, it appears that January is the best month for planting, February not quite so well, March very hazardous, and late in the season probable destruction—in fact, that after January, or perhaps the mid- dle of February, the danger progressively and greatly in- creases.
5n lifr CARDIFF POLICE COURT. MONDAY, Feb. 12.—[PresentRev. T. Stacey, A.M., and R. L. Reece, Esq.] Thomas Thomas, landlord of the Lame Chicken, Whitaiore-lane, was brought up, charged by Mr. Stoekdale with keeping his house open after midnight. Mr. Phitlpotts appeared for defendant, and said that his client had been misled to the breach by a notice that had been serred upon him, which was so vaguely written, that he imagined he could keep his house open till 12 o'clock. Mr. Stockdalc said that the notice which applied to public- houses, and not to beer-houses, was served upon Thomas, because he also kept a provision-shop, and the notice states that no other article" is to be sold after 12 o'elGck Saturday night. This being the first offence, the de- fendant was discharged. — jUilss, the wife of Thomas Miles, charged by David Lewis with stealing a pair of boots from his house, and who was remanded from the last sessions, was dismissed. John Dans, pilot, appeared charged with assaulting N. S. Lotinga, ship- broker, on Wednesday last, at the Bute Docks. Mr. Bird appeared for de- I fendant. It was alleged that Lotinga had detained some pilotage money duo to the defendant Davies, who collared him, and said he had a mind to throw him over the pier head, and that Lotinga had attempted to use his knife in the fray. He admitted that he took out. his knife, and cautioned Davies not to repeat his assault, or he would use his weapon. Complainant said he did not wish to press the charge, and Davies was dismissed on paying costs. Paid 12s. J John Williams, of the Cardiff Castle, beer-hou ie, High-street, charged with allowing card-playing and drinking in his house after 12 o'clock on Saturday night, was remanded. Robert Matthews, of the Elephant and Castle, for allowing the same offence on Sunday nighty the 6 th instant, was reprimanded and discharged, this being the first oifenee." Daniel liedddn and Ann Gilli.r¡hn, charged with creating a disturbance in the street abou&$o'clock last Sunday, were dismissed. Alexander Jenkins, Edgar and John Thomas, charged with break- ing the windows of the new houses behind the Church of St. Marv, were remanded. The evidence to-day not being conclusive enough. Patrick Lundy, blacksmith, was charged by Mr. Stockdalc with being very drunk. Mr. S. saw him crossing the st. eet, in a state of great intoxication'; thinking he was going home, he was left alone; but before he was far he fell down dead, and was then conveyed to one of the cells. Mr. S. visited him again in about five inmates, and finding his pulse hardly beating, he was conveyed to the station, and a surgeon was sent for. The 'surgeon declared him in a dying state, poultices were applied, and the strongest emetics re- sorted to; but not until some hours had elapsed could any signs of life be observed. A quart of pure spirits was found in his stomach. Dismissed on paying costs. Mrs. Thomas, Angel-street, appeared to prefer a charge against Mrs. Lewis, Cardiff Boat, for detaining a hen, the property of complainant. Or- dered to return it. Richard Thompson, mason, reminded from Thursday last, charged with stealing some mason's tools from fie yard of Mi. Window, Queen-street, and also with destroying some freestone tracery, was discharged. Thomas Rowlnnds, again charged with abusing his wife on Friday even- ing last, was ordered to find sureties to keep the peace. George, and Ann Gould appear¡;c1 to imswer the charge of William Lester, of having assaulted him on the night of Saturday last. The female defendant was fined 20$, and costs 6.; and if the money be not paid in a week, to be imprisoned for one month. The male defendant was remanded to Monday next. Jenkin Davies made an application to the Bench for their aid to recover some money that he had lost in a brothel in Whitmore-lane. He was a mar- ried man, living at Dinas Powis, and oil the previonilevening had come to Cardiff to purchase timber for some little cottages that he was building. He entered this house of ill-fame, perfectly sober, in company with a woman, who slept with him a part of the night, and who as soon as he was asleep, left poor Shanco alone in his glory," minus his whole stock of money, 20,7. in gold, and 17s. in silver. The Bench severely reprimanded him for his shameful conduct, and hoped that this would be a" wholesome lesson for him. A policeman was to go with him to search for the cash. John Morgan was charged with assaulting John Hill, a young lad. Settled out of court. An Irishwoman, who had been detected by the police in the act of stealing timber from Mr. Richard's yard, was discharged, no one appearing against her. MERTHYR POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, FEB. 3J.-[8efore H. A. Bruce, Esqr.] fFm. Drwis, an unfeeling husband, was committed for six weeks' to hatd labour, on the eomplaint. of telieving-otficer Williams, for leaving his fa- mily chargeable to the parish. It is to be hoped that others will take a warning. Elinor Evans, who was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Jones, was fined] s. and costs. Ann Williams was fined 10s. and costs for assaulting Mary Rees, at Coed-y-cymmer. He was further charged with assaulting her son Thos. Rees. Being a general scuffle, this charge was dismissed. Robert Williams was charged with breaking the windows of the afore- said complainant. Not having been broken wilfully, but accidentally, this charge was also dismissed. WKDNESDAY, FEB. Ii. [Before H. A. Bruce, and W. Thomas, Esq.] Jonah Griffith, a haulier in the employ of the Dowlais Iron Co., charged with ill-using a horse, was fined 5s. and costs. Mary Jones was ehargcd with stealing a wooden pail, the property of Mary Thomas.—Case dismissed. John Rees was fined b. and costs for committing an assault on Isaac Rees. Henry Price was committed for trial for stealing 2b lbs. of iron from the Plymouth ironworks.
MONEY MARKET. London, Wednesday evening. The Money market generally has been very brisk during the past week. The Stocks continue still to rise higher, and all kinds of funds have improved. Consols have risen more than 2 per cent., Bank Stock 2 per cent., and Exchequer-bills from 42s. to 50s. premium. The English Stock market has been very buoyant again to-day, but with a little more moderation in the general dealings. Consols have been 94,\ to J New Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents., 9(51 to 95L and the three per Cents., 94.1 to Bank Stock is 195 to 197, and India Stock 219. Exchequer-bills of March are 42s to 44s. premium. The idea of a reduction in the rate of interest on the Unfunded Debt to 1-1(1 per centum per diem is still current. There are reports in circulation that a large quantity of gold is coming from Russia, but inquiry in the best informed circles does not bear out this statement. The Foreign Stock market is firm. Mexican have improved to 251 |. Spanish Three per Cents, are 29J to 30|. Portuguese Four per Cents, are 2-5 to 28. Brazil Bonds havebeenSl^. Dutch Two- and-a-Half per Cents, are 50t. In Railway Shares generally there is more firmness, and Great Western, North-Western, and Midland are rather higher, though the last-mentioned is fluctuating. The French lines are again higher. South Wales, 191.
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. Although the supply of English Wheat fresh up this morning was somewhat on the increase, compared with that received on Monday last, it was extremely small, even for the time of year; and It proved quite adequate to the wants of the millers and other. The attendance of buyers being small, and a pressure of foreign Wheats for sale being experienced, the demand for all kinds of vV heat of home prodvrce was extremely heavy, at a decline in the quotations paid on Monday last of from Is. to 2s. per quarter, and at which a total clearance was not effected. The general quality of the samples was much atfectedby the prevailing unfavourable weather. The quan- tity of Foreign Wheat on the stands was larger than for many weeks past. As most of the leading importers were aux.io.ns sellers, the dealers purchased with extreme caution. All kinds must be quoted from Is. to 2s. per quarter beneath the prices of this day -iliglit. Large samples might have been had even lower. With English Barley we were fairly supplied, but the quantity of foreign Was somewhat limited. Malting samples were mostly held at full prices. Grinding and distilling sorts rated Is, per quarter lower, with a very small amount of business doing. The supply of Malt was considerably in excess of the demand. Fine sound Corn must be quoted at late rates. The middling and inferior samples were quite 6.1. per quarter lower than last week. All kinds of P. as were dull in the extreme. Indian Corn and Meat commanded lit 1. or no attention. The best town-made Flour sold at last week's prices. Foreign qualities were offered at rather lower figures. WEDNESDAY.—Since Monday the-arrival of English wheat for our market has been on a very limited scale, and the show of samples of that grain here to-day was small. Still, however, owing to the thin attendance of buyers, and the pressure of foreign samples by the importers, the demand for all kinds of wheat of home produce was extremely inactive, at barely but at nothing quotable beneath the prices obtained on last market day. In all other articles of grain next to nothing was doing. The best English flour sold at late rates. Wheat— s. s. | s. Essex, Suffolk, and Kent, Malt, Ordinary — to — Red. 40 to 48 Fine — — Ditto White 46 55 Rye 28 30 Line., Norfolk, and York- | Peas, White 2S 30 shire Red 42 46 Maple 34 35 Northumber. and Scotch, Boilers 31 .35 White — —: Beans, Ticks 26 34 Ditto Red —• — Pigeon 36 38 Devon, and Somerset, Red — — Harrow — — Ditto, White ••• — Oats, Feed 17 21 Flour, per sack (Town) 39 44 Fine —■ — Barley 21 26 Poland — — Scotch —■ — Potato 21 25 ARRIVALS THIS WEEK.—English Wheat, 1,020 qrs. ditto Bar- ley, 810 qrs. do. Oats, 1,740 qrs. do. Flour, 1,130 sacks. Irish Oats, 1,240 qrs. Foreign Wheat, 9,410 qrs. do. Barley, 4,020 qrs.; do. Oats, 270 qrs. Malt' 2,340 qrs.
WOOL MARKET. CITY, MONDAY, Feb. 12.—The imports of wool into London last week were 115 bales from Germany, 30 from Belgium, 100 from Odessa, 20 from the Cape, and 36 from Buenos Ayres.
HIDES. LEADHNHALTJ.—Market hides, 561b. to 641b., ltd. to lid. per lb.; ditto, 641b. to 721b., Ltd. to ld.: ditto, 721b. to 801b., 1åd. to 13-d.; 4 ditto, 801b. to 8Sib., 2d. to 2lcl.: ditto, 881b. to 961b., 2fd to 2f-d.; ditto, 931b. to 1041b. 2Jd. to 3jd. Calf-skins, each 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d.; Horse hides, 8s. to 8s. 6d.; Polled sheep, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 9d. Kents and half-breds, 3s. 9d. to 4s. 6d. Downs, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od.
SMITIIFIELD. MONDAY, FEB. 12.—On the whole, the supply of foreign beasts in to-day's market was tolerably good. The number of sheep from abroa i was again limited, but that of calves was seasonably exten- sive. Each kind of foreign stock met a very dull inquiry, and prices had a downward tendency, without effecting a clearance. There was a considerable increase in the supply of home-fed beasts on offer this morning compared with that exhibited on this day se'nnight. A very small number was beneath the middle quality. Notwithstanding the attendance of both town and country buyers was good, the beef trade was exceedingly heavy, and to effect sales a decline of from 2.1. to in soma instances 4d. per 8 lbs. was sub- mitted to by the salesman. Very little business was transacted in pigs, at last week's prices. Price per stone of SIbs. (sinking the offal). Beef 3s Od to 3s lOd Veal 3s. 10d,to4s. lOd Mutton 3 4d 4 lOd Pork 3 4 4 8d HEAD OF CATTLK AT SMITHFIELD. Beasts. Sheep & Lambs. Calves. Pigs. Friday 1,089 2,170 250 158 Monday 3,616 19,180 94 131
BREAD. The prices of wheaten bread in the metropolis are from 7d. to 71d. of household ditto, 5d. to 61d. per 41bs. loaf.
PROVISION MARKET. MONDAY, FEB. 12.-The transactions in Irish butter since our last have been few and unimportant; prices nominal. The sale of foreign was also slow, except fine Friesland, which found buyers at 110s. per cwt. Irish bacon not freely dealt in, nor prices well sup- ported. Hams in fair demand and price. ENGLISH BUTTER, FEB. 12.—As the season advances, our old butter becomes more and more a drug in the market, and prices for the article are difficult to quote, but all lower. None is saleable except here and there a fine parcel, which is rarely to be met with. Butter, per cwt. s. s. Cheese, per cwt. s. s Dorset 90 tp 94 Double Gloucester 50 to G5 Carlow 70 80 Single ••• 40 66 Sligo 76 80 Cheshire 54 62 Cork, 1st 70 72 Derby 55 66 Waterforc. 60 68 American 40 50 Limerick 63 66 Edam and Gouda 33 42 Foreign, prime— Bacon, new 72 — Limerick 63 66 Edam and Gouda 33 42 Foreign, prime— Bacon, new 72 — Friesland 98 — JWiddle 50 60 Kiel 5t> 98 Hams, Irish Fresh Butter, per dozen, Westmoreland 66 76 10s. Od. to 13s. Od. Yorkshire
HOPS. BOROUGH, MONDAY, FEB. 12.-The general character of our market remains unaltered since our last report, and as holders do not press sales, prices remain tolerably firm at the rates then quoted. Sussex Pockets 44s. to 58. •iWeald of K-ents- .50a. to c Mid. and East Kents. 63s. to 120s.
IIAY. Meadow 48s. to 72s. I Clover 70s. to 92s. Straw. 22s. to 29s.
SEEDS. LONDON, MONDAY, FER. 12.—The operations in the seed mar ket were of little importance, the fog rendering it impossible to judge correctly of qualities. In this position of affairs quotations may be regarded as having remained nominally unaltered.
TALLOW. LONDON, MONDAY, FEB. 12.—After some extensive fluctuations, arising from the heavy stock, our market has greatly recovered itself since Monday last. Although the deliveries during the past week have not exceeded 2,067 casks, the price of P.Y.C. on the spot to-day has advanced to 42s. 9d. and iUS., being 2s. per cwt. higher than on the above day.
Biuiitg. The transactions in the Mining Share Market have, during the past week, been numerous, and the business generally satisfactory, from the equitable nature of the prices obtained. The leading mines in particular appear to command attention, and, from their general improvement, together with the anticipated advance in the standard for copper ore, there is every probability of steady and progressive improvement. A tone has also been undoubtedly given to mining shares by the steady advance of Consols, as also from the firmness of the Railway Share Market. The reports from the mining districts in general are also of a very gratifying character, and the advance on the price of tin has brought many of these mines into a profitable position.
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. IRON a— s. d. YELLOW METAL SIIEATII- s. d. Bar Wales per ton 6 P 0 I.\GS Do. London 6 15 0 TIN E— Nail rods 7 10 0 Common blocks gper cwt. 4 7 0 Refined Metal „ 4 5 0 bars 4 8 0 Hoop (Staff.) 8 0 0 Rfined Slieet I I 9 0 0 St, aits f 4 10 0 Bars 6 10 0 Banca, in bond. 4 10 0 Welsh cold blast foundry export only pig 4 0 0 TIN PLATES g— Scotch pig Clyde „ 2 15 0 Charcoal ic per box 1 12 0 Scoteli pig Clyde 2 1.5 0 Charcoal ic per box 1 12 0 Do. toughened, Wales,, 4 5 0 IX „ 1 18 0 Stirling's Pat., Glasg. 3 5 0 Coke, IC 1 8 0 Rails „ 5 10 0 „ IX „ Chairs .i. „ 4 5 0 LBAD H— Russian. CCND b. „ 17 0 0 Sheet .per ton 16 15 0 „ PSI „ Pig „ 16 0 0 Gourieif. common. Gourief. common. „ Archangel 13 0 0 -Red. IS 0 0 Swedish „ 13 10 0 White „ 22 0 0 Steel, fagt.c,, 15 10 .0 Shot (Patent) 19 0 0 "kegs" 14 0 0 Sp,mish, in bond i. 15 10 0 COPPER d- SPELTER k— Tile 78 10 0 Plittes, warehoused 15 0 0 Tough cake 79 10 0 For ari-ival Chili 75 0 o ZINC I— Best selected (Sheet) export 20 0 0 Ordinary sheets, lbs 0 0 9 QUICKSILVEK—m .per lb. 0 3 6 11 bottom. Terms.—a, 6 months, or 2t per cent. discount; b, ditto c, ditto; a 6 months, or 3 per cent. discount; e, 6 months, or 2t percent, discount; net cash < 6 months, or 3 per cent, discount; h, 6 months, or 2 £ per cent, dis- count i, ditto; k, net cash I, 3 months, or 1$percent, discount; m, ditto, It discount. REMARKS..—We have had a very buoyant market for iron this week, and all descriptions must be written as commanding higher rates. In Welsh Bars a very extensive business has been done, and it is reported that some thousands of tons have changed hands at £ 5 10s, at the port. Makers are now firm, at from £ o los. to £ 6 free on board in Wales. No alteration: has been made in manufae- factured iron by the principal makers in Staffordshire, since the last quarterly meeting, but a rise of L5 per ton on the price of forge pigs has-been established; aud as at this advance the article is scarce, higher rates may be looked for in Staffordshire bars, rods, See. Scotch iron, in consequence of increased demand, is again higher, and very large transactions have taken place within the last few days. We quote the prices firm to day at 60s. 6d. for mixed numbers, 51s. for all No. 1 of ordinary good brands, and 52s. 6d. to 53s. for 1 Gartsherrie, all nett cash, in 10 or 14 days, free on board at Glasgow. MONTHJ.Y REPORT.—IRON.—The demand for Welsh bar-iron has been goad throughout the month. Makers are well supplied with orders, and will not sell under £ 5 10s. per ton for early speci- fications and delivery. Rails are a little more enquired after.—. Scotch pig iron: In this article considerable business lias been done during the month, and as high as 49s. 3-5ths No. 1, and 2-5ths No. 3, and 50s. No. 1 common brands, and 51s. 6d. per ton No. 1 fa- vourite brands, free on board at Glasgow has been paid. Stafford- shire bar-iron is iii-in in price, and in firm demand. Swedish iron on the spot is scarce, aad a good assortment is not obtainable under £ 13 per ton; to arrive in the spring there are sellers at fll 10s. per ton.
-) PRICES OF WELSlI MINIXG SHAIi;,S. Shares. Company. Price. 1,000 Abergwessyn 8 c 10,000 Blanwen Iron a 8,000 Blaenavon I.50 1» 10,000 British Iron, New Regis 12 7' Do. Scrip 10 10 1,000 C rm Erfin 3 4 3,000 Dyfngwm 10 101 6,400 Gadair 3 100 Cjrogwyniou 1,080 Llwyn Malys 7 3,600 Llynvi Iron 50" jg 5,000 Merionethshire Slate and Slab 1'1 2 8,000 Pennant and Braigwen 2 2 loo Penrhiw 10.000 Rhymney Iron Vn 10 10,000 do. New ? L 2,560 Rhoswhiddol and Bachcidon 10 10
CURRENT PRICE OF GOLD AND SILVER. Per oz. per c,, Foreign gold, in bars.. £ 3 17 9 Xrw dollars £ 0 4 10* Ditto, Portugal pieces Standard silver in bars 0 4 11« Ditto, Portugal pieces Standard silver in bars 0 4 11
LIVERPOOL CORN EXCHANGE. The arrivals of oats and oatmeal from Ireland continue on a liberal scale, but of all other articles thence and coastwise they are moderate. From foreign ports there are large supplies of whoa' Egyptian beans, and American Indian corn. The trade was inanimate during the past week, and at the elo- wheat was Id. to 2d. per 70 lb., and flower 6d. to 4s. per bar. ? lower. At this day's market there was a slender attendance of deale and a very limited business transacted. Wheat again gave way Id. per 70 lb., making the decline 2d.. 3d. on prices of this day week. For oats and oatmeal few buyers appeared, at a decline of Id per 45 lb. 1 Barley, beans, and peas were all dull, and easier to purchase. Flour met a very slow sale at a decline of Is. per barrel on Acne rican, and Is. per sack on English and Irish. DUBLIN, TUESDAY.—THE GRAIN TRADE.—The market t day, though but very moderately supplied with home grain, w, generally dull. Wheat was 6d. to Is. cheaper; barley withou alteration. Indian corn, though offered at a reduction of Is. pe. quarter, met scarcely any demand.
COLONIAL MARKETS, TUESDAY EVENING.—The weight of the public sales of Stlg8 was evidently more than the market could bear, but the iniportei sustained prices by buying in largely. The coffee market has been flat. 1,800 bags of common gor ordinary native Ceylon were offered, for which the full previoi. value, 35s., was not bid, and they were withdrawn. Rice has sold without spirit at last week's currency. TEA.—No public auction has taken place this week; but by pri- vate treaty a good trade has been done, and fully previous rates have been maintained.
1HrL£j PONTYPRIDD.—Feb. 14.—Wheat, 5s. Od. to 7s. 01. per bush. Barley, 3s. Od. to 3s. 9d. Oats, 2s. Od. to 2s. 6d. Beef, od. to 7d. perib. Mutton, 5Jd. to 7d.; Veal, 7d. to 8d. Pork, 5|d. to 7d.; Fresh Butter, Is. Id., per lb. salt, 8d. to lOd. cheese, Gel. to 8d. Fowls, 3.8. 0d. a couple; Potatoes, lid. per quarter, or 16 lbs. for one shilling. CARMARTHEN.—TUB. IO.-Our corn market to-day is dull. Prices as follows:—Wheat, old, 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d. per win.; new ditto, 0s. Od. to Os. Od. barley, new, 3s. 4,1. to 3s. 7d.; French (litto, 0s. Od. to Os. Od. per win.; Oats, Is. 8d. to Is. I ld. per win. But- -i ter, nel. to 8d. per Ih. Cheese, El Os. Od. to El 3s. Oll. per cwt. Beef, 4.}d. to 7d. Mutton, 5d. to 7d. Lamb, Od. to Od.; Veal, Del. to 6d. Pork, 41d. to 5d. Tallow, 4d. to Od, per~lb.; Cow Hides, 14d per lb.; Geese, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. each; Ducks, Is. 6d. to Is. 8d. Fowls, Is. Od. to Is 3d. ditto Potatoes, seven lb. for 6d. Turkeys, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Od. each.; eggs, two for Id. HA VERFORDWEST.-FEll. 17.—Wheat, 4s. 9d. to 5s. 6d. Barley, 3s. Od. 3s. 9d.; Beef, 4d. to 5cel. Veal, 4d. to 54d.; M ut- ton, 5d. to 6d.; Pork, 4 j. d. to fid. Butter, 16 oz. lOd. to Is. Eggs, five for 2d.; Fowls, Is. Od. to 1,. 3d.; Ducks, Is. 6d. to Is. 9d. each; Geese, Os. Od. to 0s. Od. Turkeys, Os. to Os. Od. Potatoes, Id. per lb. ABERYSTWITH.—Fnn. 12.—Wheat, new, 6s. 3d. to 7s. 3d.. old, ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od. barley, new, 4s. Od. to 4s. 6d.; old' ditto, Os. Od. to 0. Od.; oats, 2s. 0d.'to,2s. 6d. fresh butter, lid" to Is. Od.; salt, ditto, 8.1. to 8 £ d.; cheese, 2,fcl. to Sid.; mutton. 4.U1. to 5.\el. beef, 4!,d. to 5clJ.; veal, 4d. to 6d. pork, fid. to 0d. bacoil, 8cl. to 9d. fresli, 2s. Oct. eggs, per dozen • oysters, 2s. per 120; fowls, Is. 2d. to Is. 9d. per couple ducks, 2s' 2d. to 2s. 8d. ditto; geese, Is. 9d. to 2s. Gd. each turkeys." 3s. Od. ditto. 1 MERTHYR.—FEB. 10.—Mutton, 5d. to 6(1. j Beef, 5d.to 7d. Pork, 6d. to Od.; Veal, 6d. to fi^cl.; Butter, Salt, gild. to Od. Fresh, Is. Id. to Is. 2d. cheese, 3.^d. to 4d. geese, Od. to Od. per lb. ducks, 2s. 6d. to 3s. Od. fowls, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 9d. per couple bacon, Od. to Od. per lb. potatoes, 7 to 8 lb. for 6d.; turnips, Os. OJ(I. per lb.; eggs, ten for 6d. turkeys, 7d. to nd. per lb. apples, Is. 6d. to 5s. per hundred. The worst market for years. The reductions (altogether not less than 30 per cent. in about twelve months) have had a tremendous effect on all trades in this densely populated district. Still it brightens at a distance. SWANSEA.—FEB. 10.—Wheat, 6s. Od. to 7s. 2d. Barley, 3s. 8d. to 4s. 6d. Oats, 2s. Od. to 2s. 8d. per bushel.—Meat per lb., (to sink the offal) Beef, prime, 5^.1. good, 5d. inferior, 4d. Mutton, prime, 6d. good, 5d. inferior, 4-jd. Lamb, prime, Od. good, Od. inferior, Od.; Veal, prime, 61d. good, 6(1.; inferior, 4 "d. Pork, prime, 5,}d. good, 5d. inferior, 4Ad. Fresh Butter (19 oz.), Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. Salt ditto, in cask, 8:\d. to 9d. per lb. skim milk Cheese, old, 3d. to 3Jd. per lb new, ditto, Od. to Od. per lb. Chickens, Is. 8d. to 2s. lOd. per couple ducks, 2s. 6d. to :3s; 8d. per couple; geese, 2s. 8d. to 4s. 4d. each eggs,,6 to 8 for 6d. turkeys, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. each Pota- toes, six to eight lbs. for 6d. onions, one lb. for Id.; carrots, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. per ewt. turnips, Is. 6d. ditto.
-= -< liirtjjs. On the 29tli ult., at Llanelly, the wife of Mr. J. N. Buckley, of a son. On the 1st inst., the wife of Mr. J-. Richards, chain and anchor manufac- turer, Hakin, Milford, of a son. On the 5th inst., at 11, Cambrian-place, Swansea, Mrs. J. W. James, of a son. On the Sth inst., at Jackson's Bridge, Merthyr, Ilrs Thomas, the wife of Mr. Samuel Thomas, grocer, of a daughter. On the Sth inst., at Pontypool-park, Monmouthshire, the lady of Capcl Hanbury Leigh, Esq., of a daughter. Jttitrringrs. Oil the 1st inst., at Christchurch, Warminster, Wilts, by the Rev. J. Brunton, J. D. Thomas, Esq., of Merthyr Tydfil, to Mary, yoùngestduughtcr of the late John Treharn, Esq., of the same place. On the 6th inst., at Aberdare church, by the Rev. J. Griffith, vicar, Mr Thomas Joseph, mineral agent, Ilirwain, to Louisa, fourth daughter o; Mr. David Davis, of the same place. On the 8th inst., at St. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. Thos. Watts, Mr. William Henry Sutton, clerk to Messrs. Evans, Powell, and Co., solicitors, of that town, to Miss Louisa Llpscomhe" of the same place. On the 8th inst. at Mount Pleasant Chapel, Swansea, by the Rev. J. S. Hughes, Moigan, fifth son of Mr, Thomas Davies, builder, to Martha, youngest daughter of Mr. Wm. Eynon, both of the above place. On the Sth inst., at Siloam Independent Chapel,^Llanelly, Bieconshire, by the Rev. John Davies, minister of the place, Mr. William Edmonds, of the Globe Inn, Beaufort, to Miss Cecilia Jones, Llantliely. On the 10th inst., at the same place, and by the same minister, Mr. Pughe Williams, of Llangattwg, to Miss Rebecca Davies, of Llanelly. On the 10th inst., at Troed-v-rhiw Chapel. Merthyr, by the Rev. W. Morgan, minister, in the prescnoo of Mr. D. Lewis, registrar, Mr. Wm. Williams to Miss Rachel Morgan. On the 12th inst., at hoar Chapel, Merthyr, by the same registrar, Mr. Wm. Campbell to Miss Elizabeth Waikins. On the 11th inst., at Mill-street Chapel, Newport, Mr. George Birt to Miss Ann Thomas, both of Newport. On the 18th inst., at the Registrar's Office, Newport, Mr. John Waters to Miss Jane Rieley, both of Newport. IDrntø. On the 1st inst., at Llanelly, after a short illness, Mrs. Hannah Lewis, widow of the late Mr. John Lewis, draper, aged 62. She was a consistent member of he Baptist Connexion for 46 years. Lately, at Pillgwenjlv, Newport, in the 78th year of his age, Mr. David Morgan, deeply regretted by his relations and fiiends. He was a member amongst the independents sinee. ho was eighteen years of age, thus having been a member for GO years of his life. Ilis end was peace. On the 3rd inst., at Cardigan, aged 81, the Itov. John Thomas, for up- wards of 60 years a member and minister of the Caivinistic Methodists, greatly respected by all who knew him. On the 2nd inst., aged 12 months, Rebecca, daughter-of Mr. John Broom, carver and gilder, Canton, near this town. Also on the Scli inst., aged 6 years, his daughter, Mary Jane Broom. On the 4th inst., at his residence in Monmouth, at the advanced age of 82, Joseph Price, Esq., a county magistrate, and a very old inhabitant of that town On the 54h inst., at Ventuor, Isle of Wight, Eleanor Powell Price, aged 23" youngest daughter of Hugh Price, Esq., Castle Madoc, Breeonshire. On the 9th inst., aged 2-t years, Gwenllian, the youngest daughter of Mr. William Williams, of the'lron Bridge, Merthyr. On the 11th inst., of apoplexy, aged 41, at his seat, Owen Owens, Esq., of Bcrllan, High Sheriff of the county of Pembroke. Printed and published by DAVID EVANS and CHARLES WAICEEORI), the Proprietors, at their Office, No. 7, North-street, (near the Savings Bank,) in the town of Cardiff, in the parish of St. John the Baptist, Glamorgan. shire. Fridayx February 16 1S-19.
nations for one great practical object. Hear his emphatic words "Too long have the different denominations in Wales been strangers and enemies to each other. Here there would be an opportunity of making up all quarrels, and living as friends for the future. Instead of mere mutual compliment at missionary meetings—(mind, the Normal College would be a stronier bond of Christian union than even missionary meetings !) our working together systematically in a cause so high and scored (this is not the cause of secular instruction surely !) would fuse and quicken our churches to a thrilling consciousness of brotherhood. Individual and denominational peculiarities would still continue; but, merging their offensiveness in a common desire for the public good, they would only serve to swell our rapture, while all would be pressing to the same livinc centre, and triumphantly encircled by the same living bomfof perfectness That such language should have been adonted by such a body as the Llandovery Conference, includ- ing several distinguished metropolitan divines, in reference to mere secular education and Government grants is, utterly in- credible. Mr. G. closes his "Address" with an eloquent peroration, full of earnest exhortations and fervent prayers. Let us quit ourselves like men" he says, "and the God of heaven will prosper us." (The speaker and his hearers had not yetfelt their need of aid from" the Gods" of the earth: they were satisfied with" themselves" and the God of heaven.") Let us live in the feeling that we are advancing with a great and conquering array, (comnosed, I hope, of better soldiers than Government com- missioners, inspectors, assistants, anclapprentice-teachers, aided by deserters from the ranks of the Voluntaries;) "and that our Lord invites us to co-operation, not because he cannot do without us, but because he is anxious to honour us by making us a blessing to our country." (Very true, my good sir bitt the unstable Government on which you now appear to le n, 1:nstead of" our Lord," cannot icell do without the ser- vices of Dissentinq Wales, and are anxious to degrade us through the instrumentality of State-paid teachers.) Let there be no deserters or stragglers (hear HEAR !) but let all grasp the sword of the Spirit, (Pray, my learned friend, will it not do as well to qrap the public purse, which Government so temptingly shakei in our faces!), and exultingly move on, &c. (Ay, let these who feel they are promoting the cause of God rejoice in his favour, and the assurance of ultimate success and let those who in the compliments of commissioners, or the more sub- stantial of Government grants.) "Greater is He that is for us than any that can be against us." (Let those who hCtce si;tce changed sides and principles think of this !) With them is an arm of flesh but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles." Let the advocates of free religious education then rejoice, and let the Government party!) In spite of the colossal magnitude and thickness of the enemies' walls, clown to the last fragment they must assuredly come." ( Yes, thnuJh "deserters and strayglers" render their feeble aid to an arm of flesh," in impeding the operations (f the assailants.) Onwards, and onwards, and onwards still, be the cry, and the cry of all." (An inspiring war-cry! Let the Voluntaries pro- and fill- the camp of the State-secular educationists with > /) "Soon shall be heard the rapturous shout I HzilLc- Lij-h; for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth; and the king- doms nf the world are become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever! ( Thai this r/'or/om result could be secured by Government interference, and a y secular education of the rising race, is a notion which, I (tin "s-tre never entered the mihels of the wise and good men who adopted and 'circuited the Address. The supposition that such an idea "7.? '.ertained for a were an insult to their piety and i sense.) "Even so, come Lord Josis (So be it corne, ancl on this sacred subject, which bears directly on the mincl, t conscience, and the responsibility of man, let all other lords refire; and with all their agents and retainers keep within their if) vince of civil rule.) I have thus referred to the published sentiments of the soci- ety, in order to show that the object of the educational move- ment in Wales has, from the beginning, been regarded as in the main religious—that the organisation by which that object was a first intended to be achieved, was a union of Christian people of <-i iff >rent denominations—that the Normal School was viewed M 11 evangelical" institution, yet catholic and unsectarian as t:1 all peculiarities not affecting its essential character-that the origin ttors and chief supporters of the movement never con- n )lrfod an exclusively secular education connected with the Comnittee of Council—and that those who, having been sup- l oi *-e< and managers of the school at Brecon, on the plan of the Llandovery Conference, arc now agitating for a secular c-iUe.se and Government patronage, are justly chargeablevwith inconsistency of conduft, if not a dereliction of moral principle, and an open betrnyai of the cause which they for- merly advocated as the cause of God. "Ephraim is like a silly dove'without heart they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria -tove I am, sir, yours, &c., THOMAS THOMAS. Baptist College, Pontypool, Feb. 12th, 1849.