MAESTEG. LLTXYI IRON Woaxs.—On the 24th ult., an additional fur- nace was blown in at the above works. The event was hailed •with jay by the workmen as the dawn of better time. Many of them assembled together on a spot near the furnaces to demonstrate theirjoyous feelings, on the occasion, where they en^iwed in drinking, shooting, and shouting, for a considerable time.° Their sound was heard far and near, and the whole dingle echoed to their shoutings. FAT VL ]-)ItINKING- --A-ii elderly man named Thomas Jenkins, who was discharging his duty as a bailiff, in the Globe public house, Maesteg, on the 23rd ult., drank to such excess of the liquor which had been given to him gratuitously so as to make him drunk. He left the Globe intending to return with others of his party to Hridgend, and bei unable to proceed he was conveyed inco the Lamb, where he was attended by Dr. Lewis and his assistant; but notwithstanding their diligence and skill the drunken man became the victim of his favourite beve- rage. He died the following day. Here is another instance of the evil of the drinking system. The deceased was respectably connected, and some years ago received about £ 1,200 on the death of a relative, which he soon squandered in dissipation.
NEATH. BOILER EXPLOSION.— On Monday last, a boiler belonging to a steam engine at the Tinmaur collieries, near 3STeath, burst with yreat violence, doing damage, it is said, to the extent of from £ 600 to £ 1,000. Fortunately no person was killed or injured. THE SCHOOLMASTER ABROAD.—The following is a copy of an address on a letter recently posted in this town Directed to the Reverand Father Maddew pastor of Conakitty church to be forwarded to Laurence Macnamara, England South Wales to Clonakitty county of Cork in Ireland."
NEWPORT. ■V TEA MEETING. —On Monday evening the 26th ult,, a tea Quoting was held at the large ro )-!Jl of the Town-hall: between °hr and five hundred were present. When tea was over ^Veral tunes were vary prettily suns;, and the meeting was pressed by Alderman Edwards, Mr. Salter, and Mr. Rogers., 1 ^ontyp iol, The mayor presided. M IREET, WEDNESDAY, Pj:n. 28.—Tae market this f Was but mo leratelv supplied wife i stock, we noticed a Coasts which dj,served commendation upon the waoie the market was rather dull-Beef, 41 to 6d. mutton, 5 to 6 id. veal, 6d. to 7d.; pork, 8s. 6d. to 10s. per score. Shipping price of beef, £ 2 2s. to E2 6s. per cwt.
DOWLAIS. WE are glad to find that on the first of this month, money orders will be issued at the po«t-office in this place. We trust that Hirwaun, and. other populous districts, will soon have to enjoy the same advantages. JUVENILE TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.-The funeral of a lad be- longing to this order, named David Samuel, took place here lately, on which occasion all the juvenile brethren walked in procession, pieceeded by a large black banner, trimmed with white. It is a pleasing sight to witness the youth practising habits of temperance, and cultivating friendly and benevolent dispositions towards each other.
SIRTIOWY IRON WORKS. TESTIMONIAL OF RESPECT TO THE RBV. NOAH STEVENS.—On Monday evening, the 26th ult., a meeting was held at Ebenezer, the Independent Chapel, to present the Rav; Noah Stephens, mi- nistar of the place, with a visible token of the congregation's respect for him. The meeting was announced to commence at seven o'clock, and by that time the spacious building was filled to overflowing. Having introduced by reading and prayer, the Rev. Bnvid Evans Sharon, Tredegar, was voted to the chair, who in his opening re- marks congratulated the church and congregation upon the state of feeling and purity of taste which they proved themselves to possess by the present occasion. He called upon the Rev. William Wil- liams, Adulam, Tredegar, to address the meeting. Mr. Williams, in an excellent speech, stated that during his stay in the neigh- bourhood he had attended three meetings of presentation, and that at each time lie derived great pleasure ..but that on. the present oc- casion he felt himself happier, in one respect at least, because the manifestation of kind feelings which'ho witnessed was not insti- gated by any painful prospect of separation, but was an apprecia- which they still hoped to enjoy for many years to come. "0' A, ,1 At the close of Mr. Williams' speech, Messrs. Stephen Williams and David Hughes, on behalf of the congregation, presented Mr. Stephens with the following works:—Richard Baxter's Works, in 23 vols., Orme's edition* beautifully bound Baptist Noel's Essay on the Union of Church and State; Dr. Davidson's Ecclesiastical Polity of the New Testament T. B. History of England, and Sibree's Lectures on Nonconformity. Mr, Hughes observed, that he felt the utmost pleasure in presenting Mr. Stephens with the testimonial. No one of them was to measure the merit of their respected minister by what they then gave him and that were it not for the great depression of trade which they had all severely felt, the testimonial would have been much larger. Mr. Stephens, in 1 acknowledging their kindness, stated that three things incapacitated him to address them at any considerable length -Hie distance which he had that day travelled; the severe cold under which he liboui-ed and above all, the intense emotion which their Christian liberality had awakened within him but he begged to offer three i-eiiiirks: Tlit't whatever pulpits he supplied, I and whatever meetings he had the pleasure of attending, he always re- turned perfectly satisfied with his own place that as these volumes were an approval of past labours, he also took it an encouragement to be as assiduous as ever in enforcing upon them the claims of the religious movements of the age and that he hoped they would not expect his sermons for the next Sabbath much richer than usual. The Chairman next said that he was going to call upon a gentle man of whom he had heard much, but till then had not the plea- sure of seeing. He then called upon- the Rev. John Davies, Llan- elli. Mr. Davies made touching allusions to the Ui1c!isÜu'hed friend- ship which had for many years existed between him and his friend Mr. Stephens. He expressed his firm conviction that it was quite useless to defend the ministry as an order, but that talent, piety, and labour would secure efficiency, and that efficiency woald com- mand attachment and respect. lIe cautioned the congregation to be prepared for a severer denunciation of sin from their respected pastor, after presenting him with the works of Richard Baxter. The Rev. Tiios. Jeflrys, of Ehhw-vale, then addressed the meet- ing, and gave a concise history of the- Church at Ebenezer since its formation; that it had always been eminent, and abounding in good works; that it gave him more satisfaction than he could utter to witness such cordiality and co-operation which existed between pastors and in this neighbourhood. A vote of thanks was unanimously given to the chairman and the ministers present. After singing and prayer the meeting separated.
SWANSEA. MESMERISM. —Messrs, Davev and Jackson, the celebrated lecturers on this science, have just coin pi 1 then- series at Neath, and by the time this number of the lb -JCIPALITY shall have reached our subscribers their first lecture will have been delivered at Merthyr. We deeply regret the conduct of cer- tain professors, both of law- an 1 physics, in the annoyance and insults offered t) science in the persons of these respected lec- turers, and yet WI> are glad to find that the parties alluded to in Mr. Jackson caught a Tartar. We promise our Mcrthyr z, friends a rich treat. RQYAL INSTITUTION.—On Friday evening hst, Dr. Williams delivered his fifth lecture On the mechanism of the erect attitude the prerogative of man." After some introductory remarks Dr. Williams called attention to the great skill exhibited by the Divine architect in fixing the head oil the; spinal or backbone. He then went on to describe the peculiar construction of the spine, the ribs, the bones of the arms, hands, legs, and feet, observing that everywhere was apparently the most perfect and peculiar adaptation for the accomplish- ment of the end designed—and consequently a designing intel- ligence. Mr. Napier, who occupied the chair, having made a few observations, Professor Robinson, of London, addressed the audience on the same subject, after which the meeting separated. DEpartuits FOR Au.sTii.Aj.iA.,—On Monday morning last the Jenny Jones, barque, and the Undaunted, brig, left this port for Australia, each of them having on board a of passen- gers. The Jenny Jones is admirably fitted up for the conve. nience and coaifort of passengers, axi l we doubt not but that the spirited exertions of our townsman, Mr. William Jenkins, jun., will in this respect be acknowledged and rewarded, now that ia-rmediate communication has been established between this port and South Australia. LAUNCH.—On Moaday morning last a steam barge was launched from the bail ting yard of Messrs.. Bath and Eaton. It was built for the Patevrt Fuel.Company, and is in ten Jed to convey patent fuel from this port to Bristol, Gloucester, and other places. TLufxc:IED,—On Tuesday morning last, from the yard of Mr. William Meager, of this town, the sloop Tartar, intended- for the coasting trade, and for Mr, William GimbLtt, Wet- chet, Somersetshii-e,
G;L VMORG-ANSTIIRE SPRING ASSIZES. The commission for holding these assizes was opened at the Town-hall, Swansea, last Tuesday evening, before Mr. Justice Erie. The usual sheriff's ordinary was held at the Mack worth Arms, when several gentlemen dined together. The attendance; however; Was not so large as expected, Mrs. Jones having made arrangements for a much htrger company. Capt. Boteler, the high sheriff, presided, and T. Evans. Esq.. of Cardiff, deputy sheriff, occupied the vice-chair.. The dinner being over, the high sheriff proceeded in his carriage, accompanied hy J. H. Vivian. Esq.. M.P., G. II. Smith, Esq., II. H. M/res, Esq., and gentlemen, in their carriages, to m0ct the learned judge, who was expected to arrive from Gloucester. The procession, which wag comparatively a small one, was preceded hy a rcti- nue of.javelin men, mounted, and wearing the high sheriff's very elegant and chaste livery. The procession met the learned judge a short distance out of'town, on the Morriston road. His lord-hip wag accompanied by Lady Erie. The learned judge entered the high sheriff's carriage, and the procession returned to Swansea, when his lordship at once proceeded to the Tomi- hall, for the purpose of going through the formulary of opening I tne comrlllSsion Qn edfteaday, his lordship attended divine service at St. Mary s church, when the -Key. Mr. tviugnt, tne snerin sefiap- lain preached after which the business of the assizes was pro- ceeded with. The grand jury having been sworn, his lordship addressed them, after which they retired. Henry Lewis, 27, miner, charged upon the oaths of Catherine. Davies, of Merthyr, spinster, and others, with having violently, and against her will, ravished the said Catherine Davies ver- dict, Guilty; sentence, ten years' transportation. Frederick Stone, 28, watchmaker, charged with having, at SA-ansea, feloniously made and counterfeited twenty pieces false and counterfeit coin, each piece resembling and appaf rently intended to resemble and pass for the Queen's current silver coin, called a sixpence; verdict, Guilty; sentence, ten years' transportation. The trials were proceeding when we went to press.
IIA YE RI; O R i) W E ST. LITERARY INSTITUTION.'—On Monday evening last, a lecture was delivered by Mr. James Saies to the members of this insti- tution. The subject was England's escape from barbarism." Mr. Saies, in the course of his lecture, entered into a variety of most interesting historical details illustrative of British society, and the habits and manners of our forefathers, durmg the period between the invasion of Julius Caesar, B.C. 55, and the Nor- man conquest, A.D. 1066, from which it was apparent that the condition of the aboriginal inhabitants of this island, in those- times, was truly one of" savage barbarism." There were, how- ever, several bright exceptions, amongst whom, Mr. Sdes noticed King Alfred, the Venerable Bede, and others. The lecturer then referred to the vast changes which were introduced by William of Normandy and his followers, who settled in this country, and, in conclusion, ascribed to them, in a great mea- sure, our gradual emancipation from the thraldom of ignorance, and proportionate advances in knowledge and civilisation. All who heard this interesting lecture must have felt thankful that they were introduced into English society in the nineteenth rather than in the ninth century, and must have been convinced that notwithstanding all that has been written and said of the" wisdom of our ancestoi-s," and (of late, in reference to Wales, particularly) of the present deplorably low state of the morals and intelligence of the people, the inhabitants of this country are far superior in knowledge and refinement than any who have preceded them. Mr. Saies's lecture was very well received, and, on his concluding, a vote of thanks was offered to him. Towx-IIALII, WEDNESDAY.—At a petty sessions held this day, before James Owen, Esq., mayor, and W. \Valters, Eso., half a dozen of the young men engaged in football kiokinsr in the streets on Shrove Tuesday last, were fined in the miti- gated penalty of 6d. each and costs.
PRESENT AND PROBABLE FUTURE EFFECTS OF THE REPEjL OF THE CORN LAWS. (From the Mark-lane Express.) Nothing has occurred since our last of a character calcu- lated to impart interest to the grain trade the downward movement in prices has not liituerto been checked, nor has the continued decline had the effect of bringing forward buyers. In comparing the present quotations here with those current in most of the foreign markets, there certainly seems little inducement to consign to this country; still shipments for England continue to be made, and the prospect of regular supplies from abroad, with the fact that our stocks in warehouse are rather heavy, discourages all disposition to specul ite. The experience of the last few months seems to P have satisfied purchasers of the expediency of confining their operations strictly within the limits prescribed by their immediate wants. In almost every case where forward contracts have been closed, the has reaped the advan- tage for, with the exception of the temporary rally which- occurred about, the commencement of the present month, prices have receded steadily ever since harvest. The value of most kinds of grain, but more particularly that of wheat, IS decIdedly low, when we take into account the snialhiess, of the last crop over the whole of the United Kingdom; whether, however, unrestricted importations may not ca-ise- a further reduction, is, to say the least, questionable. The- effect which has always, on former occasions, been proJuceel when the duty has been lowered, or wholly taken off, has been to raise prices in the foreign markets; and this may also be said to have been the case of late. We are, however,, inclined to think that, an alteration such as tnat which the Corn Laws have recently undergone will act differently to any of the temporary measures which have at different pe- riods been introduced. On all previous occasions when per- mission has been granted to import into this country free of duty, the cause has been real or supposed scarcity, and the time allowed for the ports to remain open has been limited- i There were, consequently, inducements to buy all that could, be procured and sent- over here before the duty was again put on; hence the foreign merchants were enabled to obtain high prices. Matters have now assumed a very dio'e.c^t. aspect; most people are disposed to regard the Corn Low question as finally settled; there is. consequently, no occa- sion for precipitancy in purchasing abroad, and prices are likely to regulate themselves to a universal and low standard, all over the world. The value of agricultural produce must, here, therefore, we believe, come down to the contincnta ( level. We do not say tha' this will occur at once, but that it will take place in the long run there can be no reasonable- doubt. Many countries in Europe grow more wheat, in moderately good seasons, than they consume: and that t1). cultivation will be vastly increased by the certainty of al- ways having a market in England cannot be quesaoncd. On the other side of the Atlantic a stimulus is also likely tOo he given to agricultural pursuits by the vent which Great Britain will afford lor the disposal of the produce of the far- west; and except in years when the harvests prove defective all over the world, high prices are no longer to be calcu- lated on. The weather has, throughout the week, been favourable for though some quantity of rain has fallen, pre have had. high winds, which have dried the surface of the ground, and: ploughing has scarcely been interrupted. The ground ge- nerally works remarkably well, and, so far as the sowing of barley and oats and the planting of beans and peas have. progressed, the work has been accomplished in a very satis- factory manner. Farmers have been too busily engaged with these and other oat-door labours to have much time- for thrashing or bringing-corn to market: hence the deli- veries have been exceedingly small, notwithstanding whirh. the trade has been quite as dull in the agricultural districts; as at the principal ports where stocks of foreign grain and: flour are held. The- decline on wheat since the close of last week has amounted to fully Is. per quarter, and purchasers have o'e- nerally bought with extreme caution at the abatement. Theit l is i?! to that the low value of bread-stuffs? must c i an increased consumption, but there is veITlitt1 evidence to pi ove that this is really the ease millers do not appear to be working to the full extent of their power, and the sale >i fioii- is nst, by any means brisk. Our impres- sion is, rear this somevrhat anomalous state of affairs is: caused by the large imports of foreign manufactured Huur" which must unquestionably have the effect of greatly injur- ing our millers. At Glasgow:, on Wednesday, wheat was C'il. to Is, per quarter lower;, oats were duil of i ie.
COWBRIDGE. On Monday last our quiet little town was the scene of unu- sual life and bustle on the occasion of the worthy High Sheriff of the county passing through on his way to the Assizes at Swansea. As early as seven o'clock in the morning our church bells pealed right merrily, while a great many poured into the town from the neighbouring villages. At ten o clock about 500 persons, gentry, clergy, tradesmen, and the brethren of the St. Quintin's and Paradvvv's Lodges of Odd Fellows, went forth to meet him, when they formed themselves in procession and walked before him through the town; they then gave him three hearty cheers, and parted.
VALE OF NEATH RAILWAY. The half-yearly meeting of this company was appointed to take place yesterday, at the offices, West Strand. Viscount Villiers took the chair, and stated that in con- sequence of an insufficient number of proprietors being pre- sent, the meeting could not be legally constituted, and it must therefore be adjourned sine die. The report would be circulated among the proprietors, and, as an individual, he had no objection to answer any question relating to the un. dertaking. The report stated that during the past half year two fresh contracts, which will complete the communication, between Neath and Ilirwaun, have been let to responsible contractors, jiave been put in possession of the land to commence their Works' The works on the other portions of the line have been with, satisfactorily. The sum unpaid upon the call ■w<MS IlxG iiUl Oi xxj/n., j —r —, last, to £ 11,6 :6 the directors are prepared to take immediate steps for the recovery of the arrears in every case where there Is a reasonable prospect of success. That the directors will use every effort to complete the lower portion of the line, in order that it may be opened simultaneously with the South Wales Railway. They believe that the traffic on this section will af- ford satisfactory evidence of the value of the undertaking. The accounts to the 30th of December last showed that £ 109,244 had been received, and £ 71,203 expended, leaving a balance of 137,981 in hand. Those who attended the meeting separated without doing any business.
LLANELLY. MECHANICS' IXSTITUTIOK.—On Tuesday evening last the weekly lecture was delivered at the institution by the Rev. Kobert llees, the subject being Instinct and Intelligence," which was entered into highly to the satisfaction of a large and respectable audience the rev. lecturer related numerous and curious instances of instinot in the insect, bird, and quadruped tribes, and very clearly pointed out the distinction between in- stinct'a»d intelligence'in the animal, and in conclusion pour- trayed the vast and infinite superiority of human intelligence to that of the animal creation. The thanks of the meeting vro-re proposed to the lecturer by the Rev. Mr, Jones, and se- O'.ided by Mr. Ilavenseroft.
FStypoolI On Sunday evening last, the ordinance of baptism by immer- sion was administered to nine individuals in the English Bap- tist chapel, Crane-street, by the Ilev. T. Thomas, the pastor of the church there. Most of the candidates were young persons, of whom was the pastor's second son. The spacious build- ing was crowded in every part by persons of all classes, wh appeared deeply interested in the proceedings of the evening. VVE understand that Henry Vincent, Esq.; the zealous advo- cate of political and religious freedom, is expected shortly to visit*this town; and that arrangements are about to l>e made in order to secure his services here. We have no Tioubt the inhabitants of Pontypoal will evince their attach- ment to great principles by giving him a hearty reception. SUICIDE.—On Monday week, a woman named Mary Thomas, having become intoxicated, threw herself into the pond belong- ing to the British Iron Company, at Abersychan, aacl was drowned. IIorsEiiiiEAiiiNG.—The house of William Morgan, a roller, in the Pontymoile Tin. Works, was hroken open on Siniday even- ng week, during the absence of the family at chapel, and seve- ral articles of wearing apparel taken away. The thieves got off with their booty, and have not yt,beell captured. There is 3to doubt but the entrance was effected by a pick-lock key, as the door was sefely locked when the party left the house, and •on their return it was wide open.—The house of John George, Residing on the So.whill, Pontypsol, was broken open on Mon- "day night week, and several articles of wearing apparel stolen. (hi the same night, the house of John Williams, Sowhill, ""■vxs broken open •, bat the iamiates heaving ja noise immedi- ately g0t np) aa<l the thieves made off. They have not yet °een captured. AISEASTCHAN.—LATTETS, RAY SAINTS.—This place has lately the scene of considerable sensation in consequence of cer- tain parties possessing wealth and influence, and holding high stations, riot only in secular but in religious society, leaving the t!o«iinunities to'which they have belonged for many years, and ^opting the views and notions of the Mormpnitcs, or Lat- i^r-day Saints." One of the number had beenja member of the ^iptist church for twenty years; was a deacon and Sunday **°ol teacher, and was actually engaged in distributing the pe-Ueiits at the communion on the Sunday previous to his baptised by the Saints on his admission as a member tae new sect.
MERTIIYR. FATAL ACCIDENT.—We regret to state that George Watts, aged 26, was killed at one of the Cyfarthfa. levels on the 23rd ult., by the fall of about three tons of rubbish from the top, which of course caused instantaneous death. At an inquest held at Dynevor Arms, on his mutilated body before George Overton, Esq., and a respectablejury, a verdict of Accident- al death" was returned. WE understand that the Rev. John Jones, of Llanedi, the second JOHN EVANS, has delivered highly powerful discourses in Merthyr district during the preceding Sundays to large con- gregations. This Apollo is a favourite with the Merthyrites. STATE OF TItADI-The inhabitants of this town were much cheered by the announcement that an advance of 20s. in the ton has taken place in the price of iron, and that the market is very firm, and the orders numerous. It is whispered about that an advance in the wages will also take place shortly. We do not vouch for the authenticity of all rumours afloat; but one thing we know, that an advance is very much wanted, not only by the profligate, but by the industrious, sober, and hardworking portion of the men, SUNDAY SCHOOLS.—A few weeks since we announced that Henry Jones, Esq., late of this town, now of Heathfielcl, near Cardiff, gave £ 5 worth of books to the Dissenting schools of this town. We are now further gratified to state that he has intimated his intention of continuing that sum yearly for the same praiseworthy purpose. We anticipate the pleasure of seeing our benefactor, in the course of the ensuing summer, paying a visit to the Sunday schools of this town. AVe beg to call the attention of the superintendents and teachers to the subject. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A lad, named John Evans, aged twelve years, was killed by the trams at Aberaman, on the 16th ult. At an inquest held by George Overton, Esq., on the 24th, a verdict of" Accidental Death "was returned.
TBEDEGAK. THE NEW MIT.L.-We are gratified to hear that the starting of this splendid and stupendous mass of machinery (the largest of its kind in the kingdom), recently erected by the spirited and enter- prising proprietors of the Tredegar IronWorks, will shortly take place, and will be celebrated by a public demonstration. For this purpose a meeting of the trade, &c., was lately held, at which it was determined that the most beneficial and appropriate mode of celebrating the event would be to set on foot a public subscription on behalf of the poorer workmen. A committee has been appointed to carry out this laudable project, and we are given to understand the subscription (at the head of which stands the name of Samuel Homfray, Esq., for the munificent sum of £ 50), already amounts to upwards of E200. From the arrangements which are made, it is anticipated that the praiseworthy object will be effected in a suc- cessful and satisfactory manner. The event will be celebrated by a public dinner at the Town Hall.
GLAMORGANSHIRE ADJOURNED SESSIONS. The adjourned Sessions for the trial of prisoners in Swansea gaol were held at the Townhall, Swansea, on Friday,before Henry Thomas, Esq., Chairman, T. Edw. Thomas, Esq., J. D. Llewelyn, Esq., and L. Ll. Dillwyn, Esq. M. Moggridge, Esq., and John Rowland, Esq., qualified as ma- gistrates of the county. The grand jury having been sworn, The learned Chairman briefly addressed them, stating that he was very happy to inform them that, although there were fifteen cases which would come under their notice, not one of them pre- sented any difficulty, or required any particular observations from him. At the same time he would observe that, notwithstanding these cases presented no difficulty, yet, the trying of fifteen pri- soners at Swansea, and thirty-five on Wednesday and Thursday at Cardiff, would very much facilitate the business of the approach- ing Assizes. In the absence of the grand jury, a considerable portion of the time of the Court was occupied in hearing Mr. Albert Jenkin, who appeared for the overseers of Loughor against the power and ju- risdiction of the Court to entertain and tax the bill of expenses, for preparing the burgess lists, and other duties, of Mr. J. Gwyn Jeffreys, of Swansea, who is Recorder of the ancient borough of Loughor, and performs the duties of town clerk. The bill amounted to iC17 12s. Id. The learned Chairman decided that the Court had full jurisdic- tion in the matter. TRIAL OF PRISONERS. CWMAVON.— Thomas Williams, collier, was the first prisoner arraigned. He was charged with stealing 141 lbs. weight of coal, of the goods of the Governor and Company of the Bank of Eng- land. Mr. T. Allen conducted the prosecution; and Mr. Benson de- fended the prisoner. Verdict, Guilty. In passing sentence, the learned Chairman referred to the im- pression that was abroad, that colliers had a right to carry away, and help themselves with coal, ad libitum. He wished it to be understood, that nothing could be more erroneous than such an impression. The offence was nothing short of felony, and would always subject parties guilty of such practices to be dealt with as felons. Prisoner was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour at Swan- sea Houswof Correction. Attorney for prisoner, Mr. Coke for defence, Mr. T. G. Phil- potts. ALLTirr,N.- Thomas Jones, 20, pedlar, was charged with hav- ins stolen one Bible, of the value of 20s., the property of the Rev. Philip Griffiths, of Alltwen, Independent minister. Mr. Benson conducted the prosecution. The Rev. Philip Griffiths, of Alltwen, depo, ed that on the 19th of December, he went to the chapel, and found the Bible, which was left there on the 17th, taken away. He bought the Bil-Ie of Mr. David Davies, bookbinder, on the 7th of April, 1847. (Bible produced and identified.) Mr. David Davies, bookbinder, Treboeth, said the Bible pro- duced was the one he sold to Mr. Griffiths. Witness identified the Bible from a piece of leaf which he pasted in it, not being able to procure a signature for it. Susannah Evans said On the 18th of December, I met the pri- soner. I knew him very well, having seen him very often. A fortnight before he promised to bring me a Bible, stating I could get my choice, as he had several in pawn. He said he would bring one or two to show me; he could not bring any more, being too poor to raise more. I bargained for the Bible at a neighbour's house for the sum of 18s. I gave the Bible to Jones, the police- man, on the 10th of January. When taken into custody, the prisoner told the officer that he had purchased the Bible from one Thomas Duke, a glass-blower, and John Rowe. Verdict, Guilty. Sentence, two months' imprisonment at Swansea.—Attorney, Mr. Attwood. NEATH.—Charles Dibble, 20, labourer, pleaded Guilty to a charge of stealing C4 3s. 2d., the property of one John Cob- ley. Prisoner pleaded Guilty also to a charge of stealing a silver watch, valued at L2, the property of Samuel Sims.—Sentence, Three months' haid labour for each offence, with solitary con- finement. LXIANDILO-TALTTBONT.— Thos. Lewis, 23. labourer, was charged with stealing a quantity of wheat, of the value of 15s,, of the pro- perty of Mr. John Morgan, farmer, reading at Bolgoed. Mr. Benson conducted the prosecution. Verdict, Guilty. Committed for three months" hard labour at Swansea. Attorney for the prosecution; Mr. T. Attwood, Swansea. CWMA VON .-Elizabeth Thomas, a respectable-looking young woman, was arraigned upon an indictment charging her with stealing a pair of black stockings, valued at 6s., and other articles, valued at38" 3d. The prisoner was alen ,!ill stealing various articles ot wearing apparel, the property of Mr. W. Henry Bird, whilst in the service of the said W. H. Bird. Counsel for prosecution, Mr. Mills for the defence, Mr. Allen. The prisoner lived as a servant girl in the service of the prose- cutor. Several articles having been missed from his house, sus- picion fell on the prisoner; P.S. W right was consequently sent for, and he, on searching her box, found the articles named in the indictment: Wright gave the prisoner a good character. Other witnesses also gave her an unexceptionable character. Verdict, Guilty. The prisoner was then tried upon the second count in the indict- ment-, and the jury returned a verdict of Guilty, after an absence of nearly two hours. The chairman then sentenced her to fourteen days' hard labour, after administering an impressive admonition.—Attorneys, Mr. Coke and Mr. Phillpotts. NEATH,—Mar// Murphy, a married woman, was chartred with stealing 5lhS- 0f beef,of the value of 2s. 6d. of the property of Wm. Gane, a butcher. Verdict, Guilty.—Sentenced to be imprisoned one raronth at Swansea. Attorney, Mr. Coke. ATSF.R AVON.—■ Nobert Smith, 91, railway labourer, having pleaded guilty of stealing two brushes, of the value of 2s. 6d., the property of one Daniel Smith, was sentenced to one month's hard labour. SWANSEA. — Charlotte Elford, 49, who was committed on a charge of stealing three china ornaments and other articles, the property of John Lewis, was discharged, the bill having been ignored. SWANSEA.— Ann Morgan, 17, single woman, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing one cape shawl, of the value of 5" of the pro- perty of Wm. Lpdwick, market-keeper, and was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. SWANSEA.—Ay re Coates, 20, horse-keeper, was next charged with stealing a loaf of bread, of the value.of 1s. 61., the property of Elizabeth Ace, who keeps a shop in Orange-street. The pri- soner entered the shop. aid watching an opportunity, he seized the loaf and decamped, but was afterwards identified by a young woman, who saw him take it. Verdict, Guilty. Sentenced to fourteen days' hard labiur. Counsel for prosecution, Mr. Benson; attorney, Mr. J. R. Tripp. PATENT FUEL WORK-. —John Lew s, 31, maon, was arraigned for stealing one piece of leaden pipe, valued at 3s., of the pro- perty of Wm. Dallas. Esq and others. Mr. Benson conducted the prosecution. The prosecutors having recommended him to mercy,, and his having received a good character, he was sentenced, to only one month's hard labour. Attorney, Mr. J. 11. Tripp. SWAXSF.A. — Anne Oioens, 12, a young prostitute, pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing an iron teakettle, of the value of 2s of the property of William Dean, landlord of the Ivy Bush public-house, High-street. A previous conviction having been proved against her, the Chairman, in a feeling address, sentenced her to one month's imprisonment, Being only twelve years of •ige, he was at a loss to suggest a remedy to meet her case. Had she been an adult, she would of course be transported. Mary Mulhn, 30, and Mary Jarvis, charged with stealing I2flbs. of coal, at Cwmavon, were discharged bv proclamation. This concluded the business of the session.
CARDIGAN. LIFE-BOAT.—A public meeting has been held in this town, which was attended by the principal shipowners, merchant", and others connected with-this port and town, for the pur- pose of considering the best means of procuring a life-boat. In consequence of the serious loss of life at the Agnes Lee, of North Shields, John Clarence master, on the 11th of January last, the necessity of having a boat of this descrip- tion seems to be most seriously entertained by all parties, and, is being taken up with earnestness and good feeling. J. S. Harford, Esq., the unsuccessful candidate at the late election, has subscribed 1,25 towards this laudable object. Mr. Pryse Pryse was not aware of the meeting being held, but his agent, Mr. Thomas Davies, promised a large con- tribution. The subject has been taken up with great spirit, and it is to be hoped their humane efforts will be crowned with complete success. About £ 150 has already been sub- scribed, but it is not sufficient to meet the various contin- gencies connected with this laudable object. Application has been maclp to Lloyd's, and other public boards who are expected to render their assistance. PUBLIC LIGHTS.—It is intended to light the streets of thfw town with oil lamps. A rate of one penny in the pound is estimated to cover the expense after the- flrst cost of erecting the lamps.
As on the former occasion, Thomas Richards, Esq., was ap- p nnted to preside, who read the resolution convening the meet- ing, from the advertisement in the PRiNCirAMTY after which, Very soirited addresses were delivered in Welsh by the Revs.l). Evans', B. M., William Lewis, M.M., and Thomas Jones, I.M.; other gentlemen also spoke, and after the committee had been duly appointed, the formation of a fund was proceeded with, several annual subscribers of E5 and £2 were entered on the spot; in the course of the proceedings, the following extempore stanzas were repeated Os na all pawb roi pum-punt, Da iawn yw ca-el yr un-bunt; Derbyniol hefyd arian man I'w gyru'n mla'n i gan-punt. Pi;ho'(!h arian yn,ddigilwg, A'r gelyn draw o'r golwg A cheir 'scolheigion doethion a'u Lion eiriau yn Llaneirwg." The total amount of annual subspritions now promised is £35; but we understand that this will be considerably increased in a few weeks. These friends of liberty and the voluntary prin- ciple have our warmest wishes, and we shall be happy to aid their good causc as much as possible.