J<. TIIE NORMAL COLLEGE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. My Dear Sir,— I think the friends of the Normal College •will be gratified to liaar through the medium of your paper that the Committee of the Llandovery Institution (Phillips) has selected the design supplied by our architects, Messrs. Puller and Gingell, of Bristol, for the building. Messrs. F. and G-. have also sent us a beautiful proof lithograph print of the Normal College, and ordered a few first impressions to be mllul off, of whi-h the committee has the disposal for the be- nefit of the building fund and it has ordered some others to follow the proofs, which will be sold at a lower rate when the latter are purchased. As the committee here engaged to take all the Brecon stu- dents for the term arranged between themselves and the Brecon Committee at the period of expiring, and as this term was much shorter than we shall adopt, there will occur the expiration of one or two of them at Easter, and it should be generally known that we shall then have vacancies in order that we may fill them by the best applicants, and make our selection accord- ingly. I expect the a,mounts promised for building will "reach £ 3,000 by the 1st of April from South Wales alone, when I think North Wales and England may be appealed to with credit. Or, if every congregation would make a collection we should then have all the required funds. Say that there are 2,400 Dissenting congregations and chapels, irrespective of "rooms and lesser assemblies, and that only half of them re- sponded to a call of this nature, surely sucii 1,200 would raise £ 300, or an average of los. each. I am, my dear sir, Yours truly, JAMES A. BUCKLAND. Swansea, Feb. 27, 1849. Tiie size of the print is 24 inch. by 16 inch.
oJ PUBLIC NUISANCES-CARDIFF. TO THE KDITOli OF THE PRIHCIPALITY, Snt, —In perusing Mr. C. Vachell's observations on Mr.Parry's letter in the Principality of the 13th ult., and also our great authority on snnatory matters Jeremiah Box Stockdale, it oc- curred to me that the same charges and objections could be Applied to Mr. William Vachell's proposed court building in He Mary-street, near the English Baptist chapel. He proposes building two new houses in front of the street, and an archway between them leading back to a new court of small hovels to be buik there. Whatever objections can be made to over- crowding the neighbourhood of Love-lane, there must be two t one against building such dens in one of the leading streets or the town. I believe that the attention of the corporation, and o-veii Jeremiah Box Stockdale, should be called to the sub- ject, and also that Mr. Treharne, Coetrvglyn, should be ap- prise J of the project, whose property it is. PRO BONO PUBLICO. Cardiff, Flb. 17, 1849.
-+- LLYNVI VALLEY RAILWAY. The half-yearly meeting of this company was held on Tues- day last, at the offices, West Strand. Lllr. W. Mathews in the (i. ,:r. On the motion for affixing the seal to the register of proprie- tors, The Rev. Mr. Knight complained that he had been refused by the secretary to see the register. He wished to know who, tli or they intended to accede to him his right ? The cnairmati intimated-that he had a perfect right to do so after the seal had been affixed The report stated that the directors regret to observe the diminution in the mineral traffic on the hn-e, lld a consequent decrease in the amount of tolls. which they chiefly ascribe to the depression of trade. The accounts show a balance of 41,340 at the disposal of the shareholders, out of wluc-i the directors recommend a dividend at the rate of 3 per cent. per annaai. The works of the Breakwater have been completed in a satisfactory manner. The time for the purchase of land will expire in August next, and the directors have a bill in the present session to authorise a further extension of time, with w dch they are unwilling to proceed without the full concur- rence of the sh m holders. The capital account, to the 31st of December, showed that E113,718 had been. received, and £ 109,231 expended, leaving a balance of E4,487 in hand. The revenue account for the half-year stated that X-3,244 had been received, and £2,228 expended, leaving a balance of LI,016, which, added to f;324 from the last account, made the disposa- L-i, sunl of E 1,340. The Chairman, on moving the adoption of the report, com- mented upon the various topics contained in it. A long conversation ensued respecting various details con- nected with the affairs of the company. It was proposed as an amendment to adjourn the meeting, but on the understanding that a specid meeting WOIÜrl he calledhy the directors to con- sider any question the shareholders might have. to propose the amendment was withdrawn, and a series of resolutions passed adopting the report, abandoning the further prosecution of the bill now before Parliament for extending the time for exercising the: compulsory powers of the Liynvi Valley Act, approving of the dividend of three per cent, and re-electing the retiring dI- re, tors and auditor. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business.
ABEIIY SIWYTII. C UIDIGAXSIIIRE BOxlOUUilS.—SINGULAR COINCIDENCE.—It is a snwular fact that the four contributory boroughs polled the aauie^n-unbcf of voters in the last contest as they did in the general election of 1841, when the l ite Mr. Pryse beat his op- p jiieat, Harford, by a majority of 20. Final state of the poll— 1841. 1849. Pryse. ILtrford. Pryse. Harford. Abervsi vwth. 142 59 188 71 OardiVui 57 .126 28 120 Lanroeter 68 84 49 78 Adpar 38 16 40 22 305 285 298 291 Majority for Mr. Pryse—20. T;i numbers polled for both parties, 589 majority for Pryse, 7. Tae number polled in 1841, 590; deduct one man, who in imce voted twice, will bring it to 5S9,the very same number as polled at the last in 1811.
LIVERPOOL. "WELSH. CONCERTS.—On Monday, the 19th, and Friday, the 23 n\ ult., two Welsh concerts were given at the Concert Hill. Lord Nelson-street, in this town, for the neuefit of the Welsh Charity-schools, Russell-street. The principal vocalists were Miss Williams, Mr. Rowlands, Mr. Roberts, and Tal- hiarn, who deligived and amused the audience by explaining th e:neanin<g of the Welsh songs that were sung, as well as their on "in and history, accompanied with anecdotes, which, occasionally created roars of laughter. Mr. Ellis Roberts the celebrated harpist from London, played on the harp. and, as usual, was highly successful in his efforts to please the large audiences assembled on both occasions. Welsh Ciioral Society.—In the latter part of last year n Welsh Choral Society was established :in this town, and hs,3 since its formation, held its weekly meetings at the Welsh Charity School-room, Russell-street. On Wednesday c the 21st ult., the first public performance of the S.¡::ic,ty was. held at the Collegiate Institution, when, although a v< ry unfavourable evening1, a crowded audience, consisting ot diout 1,600 persons, had assembled. Mr. J. A. Lloyd vms the conductor, and the vocalists who sung the solos, d lefts, trios, and quartettes were Mrs. Holden (who supplied the place of Miss Williams, who was unavoidably absent), NIt- Jonathan, Mr. Lewis, and Mr. Williams.. They all performed their parts well, especially Mrs Holden, who is unacquainted with the Welsh language; but we must say that we wore-not a little amused by reading in one of the local papers that she ó. sang excellent Welsh." No, indeed, it anything but Welsh; but her singing, we confess, was excellent." and was appreciated as such by the audi- e ice. It was a gratifying sight to see about 1:30 persons -)tti sexes exerting"their vocal powers on that evening, and disolavin." that the natives of Gwaiia are not inferior to their Saxon'neighbours in tueir talents for singing., We hope that the Society wiil goon and prosper.
T: • rt, vo'.mr.Aitv Accident To A Horse.—Mr. Key, of k tr".iucr, for some time had a steeple chase horse T'ling, the property of one of the officers of the third l) I'l'vaMs and Oil Tuesday week one of hia jockeys was "animal on the Forest, giving him a breathing on t, st- 'Fwood txallop, witeu by some unaccountable mecuizi the i..)r une down, and broke both his tore legs immediately uoov- the t'etl >ck joint. Wtiat mokes the accident so singular is tii tact chat the groaud on \yhiolx hj was running is as sni.)oili u law.i. rue liOi's-i was .yialcl short;)- auervtards,—
MERTHYR POLICE COURT. -Saturday, Feb. 24. [Before H. A. Bruce, Stipendiary Magistrate,] Robbkry AT TH; Ckixars.—Thomas Taylor and Ann Morgan, were charged with robbing David Jones, a married man, with many children, a carrier by trade, of the um of not less than 31/ oil tile night of the 20th ult. It appeared that the complainant had brought his goods to Che iron works, and turned them into money, and instead of returning home at once to his family, he went to the neighbourhood of the cellars to drink, and fell in with the defendants, whom he accused of robbing him. The evidence being inconclusive, they were discharged. James James, of Aberdare, was fully committed for trial at the next Swansea Assizes for stealing a pair of shoes, the property of Thomas Thomas. Nuisaxck Complaints.— William Thomas, Jim., of the Court-House, was charged with neglecting to remove heaps of dang, and other accumulated dirt near the tram-road, after being ordered to do so by Inspector Wrenn. He was ordered to remove the. same forthwith, and to pay the costs, amount- ing to 7s. 3d. John Morgan, of Pontstore-house, was also ordered to remove the heaps of filth on his premises, and to pay expenses, 7s. 3d., for having neglected to do so when ordered by the inspector. The Ckixars again.— Catherine Waffcim, who was charged with stealing 51. from the person of Thomas Jones on the 31st of Januarv, was remanded till Monday.
Monday, FEB. 26.-Mefore G. R. Morgan, Esq.] Catherine IF atkins, who was remanded from Saturday, on the charge of stealing 51. from the person of Thomas Jones. on the 31st of January ."was discharged, no prosecutor appearing against her. There was no other case to be brought before the Bench, and no applica- tions for summons. What a change! The Court is usually crowded on Mondays to suffocation.
"Wednesday, FETI. 28. [Before W. Thomas and G. R. Morgan, Esqs.] John Lewis, of Ilhigos, was committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions at Cowbridge for stealing a hen-fowl, the pro- perty of Thos. Willi-,tiiis, of Rhigos. A summons for assault was granted, and the Court rose at once.
NEATH POLICE COUPT.-Fl'l])AY, FEB. 23. [Before Griffith Llewellyn and R. H. Miers, Esqrs.] John Davies, of Cwmavon, was charged with assaulting Mary Evans, of the same place. Fined 15s., including costs. William Parrett, Cwmavon. was charged by William Perkins with the non-payment of wages.—Ordered to pay. The same defendant was summoned by three other workmen for the same offence. Ordered to pay in each case. George Thomas, mason, Skewerd, was charged with assaulting John Beal, grocer, residing at the same place. Fined 2ns. Paid; John Price, Cwmavon, was ordered to pay 2~. per week towards the main- tenance of his illegitimate child.
Monday, J. n. Place, Esq.] John Wedla)te, a farm labourer" and a native of Devonshire, was charged with marrying Hannah Jones, having- a wife residing in Devonshire., Com- mitted for trial at the assizes. Thomas Cooke, mason, was bound over to keep the peace for three months for threatening to kill his wife. Henry Harries wus charged with being drunk in court. Fined 5s.
NEWPORT POLICE COURT.—Monday, Feb. 26. [Before the Mayor, and Hughes, Esq.] Charge of Felony.—Francis Peter Gale stood charged with having, on Sunday evening, the 18th inst., broken open a box of Mr. David William Jones, and having taken theiefrom 291, in sovereigns. Mr. David William Jones stated that he and prisoner Gale, lived in the same house at 109, CommereiiJ-street; the font room was occupied by himself, n which he carried on the trade of a bookseller, and Mr. Gale kept a printing-press in another part of the house; there were two entrances into the house, one through the shop, the key of which was kept by himself, and the other the house-door, for which there were two keys, one kept by Gale, and the other by himself. Mrs. Gale attended to his bed-room, &c., for whichhe paid her. OH Sunday evening, the ISth inst., he went to chapel about half-past five o'clock, and left Mr. and Mrs. Gale in the house. When he returned from chapel, he found the door ajar, with the bolt out. Having forced it back, he went in, and procured a book from the shop to read, but being afraid to stop in the house alone, he went out again and returned in about an hour and a half, and saw at the door 1\lrs. Gale, with several other persons. She asked him What have you lost, Mr. Jones;" he made no reply, but went into the house directly, and on proceeding up-stairs saw that 'his box was broken open, and on examining it found that a purse containing 291. was stolen.Ho went out and met Mr. English, the Superintendent of Police, and told him of the circumstances, who lost no time in making every possible search to find the guilty party, but did not succeed that evening. Sergeant Huxtable stated that he visited the prefiSis^s on the Monday morning following, and exam- ined the lock of the door, and the windows, &c., and was sure the house had not been broken into, nor the lock picked as otherwise the lock would not work as it did; he requested Mr. Joilefc to watch everything going on in the house, and to inform him of what transpired, as he expected Gale would soon be leaving the town. On Thursday evening- he received information that Gale was going to Bristol. The next morning he got rp about five o'clock, and went down towards Gale's house, and listened foril few minutes at the door heard some one open the back door and go out and immediately return ha (Sergeant Huxtable) moved a few steps from the door, and di- rectly after the prisoner Gale came out, and took in the direction of Pill- gwcnlly; he cailed to him, and said I understood he was going to Bristol; prisoner said he was, but was going to call on his father first, and go on board at Pill; he then told him what he was suspected of. Prisoner said that he heard of it. He (Sergeant Huxtable) then took him towards the Station house, but he was very unwilling to go without seeing his wife first; he sought to put. his hand in his pocket, but on his telling him that he must not do 80, he complained his hand was cold and shoved it in he then put his hand into his pocket, and found a roll of paper containing twenty-eight sove- reigns a half-sovereign. About two o'clock he and Superintendent English went to the prisoner's house, and told his wife that Gale was in custody, and that the money had been found about him. She replied that she knew better than that, he had only 5s. or 5s. 6d. about him, and a part of that was borrowecl. The prisoner said that he found the money on the chair iii-the room (Mr. Jones' bed-room) ou Sunday evening, and -put it in his pocket, but did not say anything about it, lest they should think he had taken them. Seycral other particulars were adduced, which only went to prove that the suspicion entertained was but too true. P. C. Harlow said he was on the premises on Sunday evening^ the 18th inst., and had examined the doors and windows, and was satistied that the house was not broken into-sit, the nux "hich ht*a \n::ct:;u \jiu\cn i, >.t,. TonlO£!r b.od.. "-0'. !1;I1"u- '1. „ ,u' box belonging to prisoner, which was produced in court, whiclllwdevidentlr been screwed off the hinges when unlocked; there was nothing lwlougihg to the prisoner lost. On Friday evening the prisoner's brother came to the Station-house, requesting to see his brother, by an o der from the Superin- tendent. He was allowed, in my presence. His brother enquired if the ru- mour about the town of his having confessed all about the money to Mr. English was true, *he hesitated a little, and said Yes. The brother replied, 11 What a fo,)l you arc, I had more faith in you; nobody could swear thev were Jones's !lwney." The prisoner said it was no good to tell any more lies"about them. lie was committed for trial' for felony at the next Quarter Sessions at Usk.
CARDIFF POLICE COURT, MONDAY, FEB. 26. [Before the Rer. Thomas M ice j MflMH|i|jU^UUcccc, WiUliam James, charged with 112 the iit., was dismissed on paying costs. '< William Sheen, supposed to of iroa Mr. Powell's yard, was committed for traii^||B» John Bryant and Daniel Fitzgerald, V with having stolen timber in their possession, and discharged. William, Richards, charged with being drunk misorderly, was fined 5s. and costs.—Paid. < — Thorn 'is Taylor, for the like offence, was fined 5s. and costs. John Hibbert, Green-street, Wary-street, charged with leaving his trucks out all day, was discharged on paying costs of hearing the case. William Davies, for committing a nuisance near the Savings' Bank, Duke-street, was reprimanded and discharged. Messrs. Stanley, Evans, and others appeared to answer the nui- sances' summons. The case was adjourned that a surgeon may first inspect the houses..
I MINING MARKET. The advance in the price of copper in the metal market, the prospect of increased demand, and the consequent expected im- provement in the price of copper ore, with the rapid rise in the price of tin, and the firmness in the lead market, have had a great tendency to improve the Mining Share Market; considerable bu- siness during the week has been effected in all kinds of mining shares, and more especially in the dividend-paying and leading mines.
LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. n,) a— £ ■ 8. d, YELLOW llETAI. Sheath- £ s. d. IR0X a— £ ■ «• d. Yl.t,ow Metal Sheath- £ s. d. Bar Wales per ton 6 0 0 ings Do. London 1 0 0 I'i* e— Nail rods 7 10 0 Common blocks gper cwt. 4 12 0 Relined :\Ietal 4 5 0 bars 4 13 0 Hoops 9 0 0 Refined Sheets (singles) 10 0 0 Straits/ „ 4 1.5 .ft Bars (Staif.) 1 10 0 -'Banca, ill bond. „ 4 17 Q Welsh cold blast found-y export only „ pig 4 0 0 Tin Platks //— Scotch pig Olvde, ?We., 2 15 oj Charcoal IC per box 1 13 0 Stirling's t>at., Glasg. „ 3 6 0] „ IX „ 119 0 Do. toughened, Wales,, 4 15 0] Coke, IC 18 0 Kails „ 6 0 0 „ IX „ Chairs „ 4 5 0 Lkad h— ltussian, CCXD 6. „ 17 0 Oj Sheet .per tDnl 16 15 0 PS1 Pig. 16 0 0 Gourieif. common „ „ Archangel „ 13 0 0 lied l' 10 0 Swedish „ 1« 0 White „ 2~ <> 0 Steel, fagt.c,, 15 tO 0 Shot (Patent) Li 0 t, kegs „ 14 0 0 Spanish, in bondi. 15 10 0 COPPKtt d— SPKI.TUR k— steel, 15 tO 0 Siot (Pateiit) Li 0 t, kegs „ 14 0 0 Slitiii-,h, in boiil i. 15 10 0 COPPKtt d- SPKI.TUR k- Tile n 83 0 0 Plates, warehoused *5$0 Tousrh cake n 84 0 (i For arrival Chi li j! 75 0 0 j^iKc; I Best selected (Sheet) export » 0 Ordinary sheets, lbs „ 0 0 9> Quicksilver -»» per lh. 0 3 5 bottom. Terms.—a, f> months, or 2 J. per cent, discount; b, ditto; e, ditto; d 6 months, or 3 >er cr-it-. discount; e, 6 months, or 24-percent, discount; net cash a, fi months, or 3 per cent, discount; h, 6 months, or 24 T'"r cent, dis- months, or 3 Celt, discount; e, 6 months, or 24-percent, discount; net cash 1, fi months, or 3 per cent, discount; h, 6 months, or 24 T'"r cent. dis- count i, ditto; k, net c isli; I, 3 months, or It percent, discount; nt, ditto, 1,- discount. j RkmaRICS.—We have again to notice a further improvement in the iron-market, and a good business has been done at the advance of last week. Makers are exceeding firm, and decline to sell bars, in Wales below on* quotation. Staffordshire ironmasters have advanced their pi e 2 per ton, and beillgfullof orders are !lot ;-anxious to iiici,ea,e jugaareinents. The Scotch pig-iron market is steady, but firm, and hiyin 1 )'t€H are froely paid for brands most ill request in America—nan. „ t. u 1 ue, cminmeriee, and Gien- gai'iioek. We c^uote tu.- n. 0 > kahemo, 04&• to o7s, od. and for No 1 Suiumeiiee and Glengarnock, 55s. Gel. to 06s. ordi- nary brands, mixed Nos. 53s. Gel. cash, free-on-board at Glasgow. BIRMINGHAM.-—The iron trade is remarkably brisk, orders being more than usually abundant. So decided a start has the market taken, that on Monday last the principal houses in South Staffordshire issued circulars announcing an advance of El per ton.
PRICES OF WELSH MINING SHARES. Shaves. Company. Paid. Price. 1,000 Aberg-wessyn 8 8 10,000 Blanwen Iron 6 6i S,fU)0 Blaenavon 50 174 10,000 British Iron, New Regis 12 7" Do. Scrip. 10 10 1,000 Cwm-Erfin 3 4 3,000 Dvl'ngwm 10 ]•>! 6,100 Gadair 2 •/ 100 GrogwjTiion 1,080 Llwyn Malys n 7 3,600 l,lynyi Iron ko 50 5,000 Merionethshire Slate and Slab 1 2 8,000 Pennant and Craigwen 2 2 100 Penrhiw 10,000 Rhymney Iron 50 13 10,000 Do. New. 7 6 2,580 Rhoswhiddol and Bacheidon 10 10 TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending Feb. 24, 1849 £ 1,714 14 8
MONEY MARKET. London, Wednesday evening. The market during the past week has seen a considerable decline. The explanation to be given of this is a very natural one. For two or three weeks stocks of all kinds have been exceedingly high with prospect of a continued rise. Under these circumstances, of course buyers predominated but when the highest price had been reached, and it was evident that a decline was following, the buyers became sellers, and of course precipitated a further decline. This has just been the state of affairs during the past week, when, not- withstanding that the foreign news has been favourable, and some of the principal foreign stocks have advanced, money stock having been freely offered, a declining market has been the consequence. The to-day have been extremely heavy on account of the French news, and money stock is rather plentiful. Consols realise 92§ to 9q for transfer, and for account 92,\ to 92: Bank stock is 194 to 195] Exchequer-bills are 40s. to 45s. premium. Spanish Five per Cents, have- been quoted 16 to 171 Portu- guese Four per Cents, are 254 J; Mexican, 261; Venezuela, 27 and Dutch per Cents. 49 to 50j. Railway shares are affected by the heaviness of Consols. South Wales, 20.
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. Monday.—During the week ending on Saturday evening, the supply of English Wheat received up to our market, coastwise and by land carriage, was small in the extreme, and of very middiino- quality. The receipts of all other grain, as well as Flour, by water earriage were trifling; but those of Malt and Flour by railway proved tolerably good. From Ireland and Scotland, the arrivals were confined to a few parcels of Barley, Malt, and Oats. Judging from the appearance of the Sound list, it is evident that large sup- plies of Foreign Grain are close at hand. Offers for Wheat and Flour have come in freely frotn abroad since our last. A very limited supply of Wheat arrived fresh up for our market to-day from Essex; but from Kent the receipts were slightly on the in- crease, though of very inferior quality. At the close of the mar- ket, the bulk of the supply remained in the hands of the factors. Although the imports of Foreign Wheat last week were small, we were well supplied with that article this morning. The inquiry for all kinds was confined to retail quantities, at bareiy stationary prices. There was scarcely any demand for Indian Corn or Meal, both which articles were lower to purchase. Beans, though in short supply, were much neglected. No change took place in the general quotations, yet clamp parcels were decidedly lower. White boiling Peas supported late rates. In other kinds of Peas scarcely a transac- tion took pJace. The top price of the* best town-made Flour re- mained as last. Country marks, as well as barrelled qualities, were offering at reduced figures. The large influx of Foreign Flour is greatly interfering with the trade here, "WiiJJNDSDAY.—-The present week's arrival of English wheat for our market coastwise has not exceeded 1,020'quarters by land car- riage it has been small in the extreme. To-day the show of samples were Selected qualities ruled firm, at prices quite equal to Jliose paid on Monday, The middling and inferior kinds moved off slowly at late rates. Upwards of 15,000 quarters of foreign wheat have come to hand since Saturday. That article was a very slow inquiry, but we have no further decline to notice in value. Malting barley was held ,at extreme rates. Griiidi4; and distilling sorts were a dull sale, at barely stationary prices. So little was doing in malt that the quotations were almost nominal, Although the supply of oats was small, that grain ruled heavy, at Monday's prices. Beans, peas, Indian .corn, and meal were quite neglected. No change took place hi the value of the. best town- made fiouo. Ship qualities were easier to purchase. neglected. No change took place hi the value of the best town- made fiouo. Ship qualities were easier to purchase. W h hat— .p. «. Oats— s. s « £ J§' vsTm-e\JTeecr"T.17 „ 20 111(1 Lilleoln, lled 43 47 Potato 21 21 Ditto, White 41 49 Youiyhal and Cotk, Black 15 20 Irish, lied — — Cork, White 17 „ 20 Ditto, White — „ — Scotch,, Feed 21 „ 25 r,yr,- BEANS— Old Tick .27 31 ,\»w 28 30 P.geons 36 38 Bari.ey— PEAS- (.undine 24 „ 27 Grey 33 „ 31 Vuutjiv< 29 „ 30 Maple 34 „ 35 th est? "V 31 „ 32 White 33 „ 37 Mx'T-twt Boilers 37 „ 39 Sufoltc'/nd Norfolk 57 „ 58 FLOUR- Brown 48 „ 54 Town made „ 44 -Kingston and Ware 58 „ 59 Suffolk j2 „ 34 Pitevalier 59 6() Stockton and Norfolk 32 „ 31
WOOL MARKET. ■HntrDAV.—Large numbers of buyers from the manufacturing SpPFtts, as well as from the continent, have been in attendance at me public sales held since our last report. The whole of the colo- nial, and a large portion of the foreign wools offered have changed hands at the late advance, viz. from I jd- to 3d. per lb. upon the former descriptions. In the value of the latter no material altera- tion has taken place.
'>Ii HIDES. Leadenii VTJI. —-Market hides, to 611b., L|d. to lid. per lb.; ditto, 641b. to f-lb;, Hd. to 14d.: ditto, 721b. to 801b., lid. to lid.; ditto, 801b. to 881b., 2d. to 2Jd.; ditto, 881b. to 961b., 2|d to 2jd.; ditto, 981b. to 10lib. 2.Jd. to 8d. Calf-skins, each 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d.; Horse hides, 8s. to 8s. 8d.; Polled sheep, 4s. oiL to 5s. 9d. Kents and half-breds, 3s. 9d. to 4s. 6d. Downs, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. SMITIIFIELD. MONDA Y.-The continuous decline in the value of live stock, especially beasts, in this market (though long since anticipated by us) is creating no little uneasiness in the minds of the graziers generally. In the past week the trade has been dull almost beyond recollection, and prices of both beasts and sheep have given way quite 4d. per 8 lbs. That the returns have been below a paying point will be obvious when we state that, with very few exceptions, the highest figure realised for the best Scots on Friday last was only 3s. 6d. per 8 Ibs.-a much lower price than for many years past, and the top quotation for prime old Downs in the wool did not exceed 4s. 6d., shorn sheep selling at 3s. lOd. ner 8 lbs. At these rates great difficulty was experienced in ef- fecting sales. The only mode by which prices can be enhanced is witholding of a portion of the stock defined for consumption in London. A somewhat novel importation, which, if successful, is lively to interfere to some extent with the production of stock in this country, has recently taken place into London, viz., 1,636 canisters of preserved beef and mutton from Buenos Ayres. This arrival has been submitted to public competition and withdrawn at 5d. per lb. The condition of the beef has turned out tolerably good—that of the mutton rather inferior. The total imports of foreign stock in the metropolis last week comprised 1,966 head: or ao less than in the preceding week, but 420 more than during the 1 shme period in 1848. A decrease of 313 head has taken place in the oflicial returns, but which show an excess in the supply of foreign sheep of 209, and of calves 39 head. The first arrival of lambs has taken place from Antwerp.
Price per stone of SIbs. (to sink the offal). s. d. s. el. s. d. s. d. Inferior Beasts 2 6 to 2 8 Second Quality Sheep. 3 6 3 >° Second Quality 2 10 3 0 Coarse-voolled ditto. 4 0 4 2 Prime Large .Oxen— 3 0 „ 3 2 rSouth-down Wether. 4 4 4 6 Prime Scots 3 4 „ 3 6 Dito, out of the wool. — Laree Coarse Calves. 3 6 4 '2 Large Hogs 3 3 3 0 Prime Small ditto 4.4,, 4 8 Small Porkers 3 8 4 4 Suckli.!? Calves 0 24 0 j Quarter old Pigs 16 0 21 0 Inferior Sheep 3 0 3 2 Lambs — „ — Head of Catt-lk at Smithfield. Beasts. Sheep & Lambs. Calves. rigs. r.-jfi.y 2,lOO 206 200 Moiid-ty' 3>47d V-' ",370 109 130
BREAD. The prices of wheaten bread in the metropolis are from 7d. to 7U1. of household ditto, oil. to 6J(I. per 4-lbs. loaf.
PHOVISION MA]HnT. MONDAY.—We had no material alteration in markets last week. The deliveries of Irish butter slightly increased, and a moderate amnunt of busiaess was transacted at rather cheaper rates. Foreign l10tinnctive request, and fully 2s. per cwt. lower. Irish bacon sparingly dealt in; prices inclined downwards. Hams triflingly proved in demand prices stationary. In lard no change worth notice. For bacon the demand was good; prices for the best quality well supported—for any not so the turn cheaper. English Butter Market.—Our trade for old butter now seems to be quite gone away, so that prices for the article arc per- fectly nominal. New milk Dorset i. still in great request, the quantity being as yet very trifling. Dorset, fine new milk, 112s per cwt.; ditto, fine autumn-made, 80s. to 84s. ditto, summer- made and inferior, 56s. to 70s. fresh and Buckinghamshire 12s. to 14s. per dozen ditto West Country, 10s. to 128..
HOPS. Borough, Monday.—The best Hops of last year's growth con- tinue to move off steadily at last week's prices. There is rather more inquiry for the middling descriptions. Old and Inferior Hops though offering at unusually low prices, command little or no at- tention.
TAI,LOIV. Monday.—Our market, both on the spot and for forward deli- very, is heavy. In prices, however, no change worthy of notice has taken place since Monday last. To-day, P.Y C. on the spot is quoted at 40s. per cwt. Town Tallow, 41s. per cwt., net cash; rough fat, 2s. 3jd. per Sibs.
HAY. Meadow 50s. to 73s. | Clover 70s to 93< Straw 22s. to 29s.
SEEDS. —~ Monday.—The value of cloverseed has for some weeks past been gradually creeping up. Most of that held here is of inferior quality and anything really fine would therefore command high prices, which circumstance causes quotations to range very wide. To-day there was not much business doing, the wet weather having interfered with sowing. In other seeds there was little passing, and canary was certainly cheaper.
LIVERPOOL CORN EXCHANGE. TUESDA Y.-At this day's market there was a good attendance of dealers, and a better tone pervaded the trade generally. The finer descriptions of Wheat supported previous rates, and middling kinds recovered the depression of Friday, with a better and more general demand. There was a very slow sale for Oats and Oatmeal, without any change in prices. Barley, Beans, and Peas could only be moved off in retail quan- tities. but there was no alteration in value. Indian Corn and Corn-meal were only in moderate request, and our extreme quotations could not be easily realised. There was more inquiry for Flour, and without any material change in prices, sellers had a slight advantage.
COLONIAL MAIiKETsT The sugar market opened to-day with spirit, and an advance bf fully 6d. was established on West. India and Mauritius, Bengal selling at the full prices of last week. The refined market is steady, hilt no advance quoted. Grocery lumps, fair to fine, 48s. GeL, 51s! The deliveries of sugar for the first two months (8 weeks) from the port of London stand thus: West India, 20,000 casks against ,il\tlle same Period 1848; foreign, 16,000 packages against l/,000 in 1848 exported, 22,800 against 12,500 in 1848. Corr i,, i, -Tllere'has been only one small public sale of planta- tion coffee to-day, and that was nearly all bought in by the im, porter at high prices good ordinary native Ceylon (lull at 34s., 35s.
1tJÛ£í 3tokffi TYPRIDD.—Feb. 28.—Wheat, 4s. 6d. to7s. Od. per bush. Barley, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. Oats, 2s. Od. to 3s. Od.; Beef, 5d to 6d. per lb. Mutton, 6d. to7d.; Veal, Od. to Od.; Pork, 6d. to 7ti. Fresh Butter, Is. to Is. Id. per lb.; salt, 8el. to lOd.; cheese, 4d. to 7d. Potatoes, lOd. to Is. per quarter. CARLRTHEN.- B. 24.—Our corn market is nearly the same as this day week; prices ai follows:—Wheat, 5s. 6d. to 6s. Ocl per imp. win.; Barley, 3s, 3d. to 3s. 7d. per imp. win.; Oats, Is. 8d. to Is. lOd. per Win. of 40 lb. Butter, 8d. to SId. per lb.; Cheese, £ 1 Is. Od. to £1 3s. Od. per cwt. Beef, 41d, to 7d. Mutton,5(1. to 7d.; Veal, 4,id. to 6L Pork, 44d. to 5d.; Tallow, 34(1. to 31d. per lb.; Cow Hides, lid per lb. Turkeys;'4s Od to os, Od. each. Geese, 3s. Od. to 3s. 6d. each; Ducks, Is. 6(1 to 2s. Od. each; Fowls, Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. each E»-gs, two for Id • Potatoes, eight lb. for 6d. Plants for'settmsr, 6d per cwt r H AVERFORDWEST.—Ff,, 24.-Wheat, 5s. 3d. to 6s. 6d. Barley, 3s. Od. 3s. 6d.; Beef, 5d. to 6d.; Veal, 3 £ d. to 5d.; Mut- ton, 4id. to 5Jd.; Pork, 4.Jd. to 5d. Butter, 16 oz. 9d. to lid.: Eg-gs, five for 2d.; Fowls, Is. Od. to 1,. 3d.; Ducks, Is. 3d. ,to Is. 6d. Turkeys, 3s. 6d. to 5s. Od. Potatoes, Is. 6d. per gallon. ABERYSTWITH.—Feb; 26.—-Wheat, new, 6s. 3d. to 7s. 3d. old, ditto, Os. Od. to 0s, Od. Barley, new. 4s. 3d. to 5s. Od. old' ditto, Os. Od. to Os. Od.; Oats, 2s. 2d. to 2s. 6d.; Fresh Butter, 18 oz. lid. to Is. Salt, Sd. to 8.4 d. Cheese, 3d, to 4d. Mutton, Oid.to 6d. Beef, fid. to 6d.; Veal, 5$d. to 6d. Pork, fid. to 7d.; Bacon 8d. to 9d. Fresh Oysters, 2s. per 120; Eggs, fid. per dozen • Fowls, Is. 4d. to Is. 8d. per couple Ducks, 2s. Od. to 2s. Sd. ditto • Geese, Is. lOd. to 2s. 4d. each: Turkeys, none. MERTHYR.—Feb. 2-I.Muttoll, Oel. to 6á,1.; Beef, 5d. to 7d. Pork, 6d. to 7d. Veal, 6d. to 7d.; Skimmed Cheese, 3d. to 3 £ d.; Caerphilly, fi.Ul. to 7d.; Single GIo'ster, 6-id.; Double ditto 8d. to 9d.; Salt Butter, Sd. to 9d. Fresh ditto. Is. Id. to Is. 2d ■ Geese, 6id. to7d. Dried Salmon, 8d.; Bacon, 6d. to 811-1. Onions, Id. per lb Ducks, 2s. 6(1. to 3s. fid. per couple Potatoes, 7 to 8 lb. for ed.; Eggs, 10 to 12 for 6d.; Parsnips, 8 lbs. for 6d. Apples. — 2s. 6d. to 5s. per hundred Oranges, Is. per dozeii.P'liCuTeity m ey; the California gold has not affected our market as yet. SWANSEA.-FEB. 24:—Wheat, -6s. Od. to 7s. 2d. Barley, 3s. 8d. to 4s. 6d. Oats, 2s. Od. to 3s. Od. per bushel.—Meat per (to sink the offal); Beef, prime, 5jd. good, 5d.; inferior, 4d. Muttou, prime, 6d. good, 5 £ d.; inferior, 4jd. Lamb, prime, Od. good, Od. inferior, 0d; Veal, prime, 6-jd- good, 6d.; inferior, 4,lld. Pork, prime, 5|d. good, 5d. inferior, 41d. Fresh Butter (19 oz.), Is. 2d. to Is. 4d. Salt ditto, in cask, 8jd. to 9d. per lb.; Skim milk Cheese, old, 3d. to 3Ie1. 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. Sd. to 4s. 4d. each Eggs, 6 to 8 for 6d. Turkeys, 3s. 6d. to 4s. 6d. each Pota- toes, six to eight lbs. for 6J. Onions, one lb. for Id.; Carrots, 3s. Od. to 4s. Od. per cwt. Turnips, Is. 6d. ditto.
jI3irtø. On the lGth ult., the wife of Mr Itees Parry, of the Black Cock Inn, of a daughter. On the 16th ult., the lady of Wm. Morris, Esq., banker, of Carmarthen, of a son and heir. On the 17th ult.. the wife of R. D. Jenkins, Esq., Cardigan, of a son. On the ISth ult., Mrs. Lisle, the wife of Mr. Thos. Lisle, master moulder, licaufort, Bve'eonshire, of a son. On the 19th ult., in Union-street, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. J. James, butcher, of a son. On the 19tli ult., Mrs. Williams, wife of Mr. D. Williams, printer, Llanelly, of a son. On the 21 st ult., the wife of Mr. Evan Felix, butcher, Cardigan, of a son. On the 21st ult., at Prospect-place, Swansea, Mrs. John Maber, of a daughter. On the 23rd ult., at Aberdare, the wife of Bethuel Williams, of a son. Btaifup. On Fch, 21, at the Registrar's Office, Merthyr, Mr. Charles Uppingham to Miss Sarah Lewis. On the 21st ult., at Llanelly church, by the Rev. John Hughes, of Cwm Du, Mr. Edward "Watkins, of Llandilo, to Miss Ann Owen, niece of Mr. Walter Owen, miller, Llanelly. On the 21st nlt., by the Rev. Win. Powell, B.D., Mr. George Watkins, of Dowlais, grocer, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. R. H. Evins, Western, cottage, Abergavenny. On the '2nd ult., at the Tabernacle, Milford, by the Rev. T. Lloyd, Mr. J. Brown, of Newquay, shipbuilder, to Miss Patsy Davies, of Milford. On the 23rd ult., at St. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest, biT the Rev. James Tasker, Mr. William Jones, son of the ltev. William Jones, Baptist Minister, Cardiff, to Ilannali Alice, only daughter of Mr. Joseph Tasker, Professor of Music, Haverfordwest. On the 21th ult., at Sardis, Pontypridd, in the presence of Regristrar Powell, by the R-v. G. Jones, Mr. Dan. Evans to Miss Sarah Prothero, both of the above place. On Feb. 24, ThomasBatesn, Esq., M.P., to Caroline Elizabeth Ann, seco nd daughter of the Hon. G. R. Trevor, MP. On Feb. 24, at Zion Chapel, by the Rev. John Jones, Mr. B. Thomas to Miss Sarah Francis. On Feb. 27, at the Registrar Office, Merthyr, Mr. Henry Jones to Miss Mary Mo, g-an. Same day and place, Mr. Wm" Moore to Miss Minor Terrell. On Feb. 27, at the Weslevan Chapel, Aberystwyth, Mr. Ellis Williams to Miss Ann .Tones, both of the above place. • On Feb. 27, at Carnlcl Chapel, Pontypridd, by the Rev. James Richards, Mr. David Williams to Miss Elizabeth Jones. in Jrritjji On Feb. 24, aged 59, John Powell, aged 59. He was a quiet and inoffen- sive man. On the 13th ult., at Torquay, Mrs. Mary Brand Leach, relict of the late Henry Leaeh, Esq., of Milford Haven. On the 11th ult., at Llwynbedw, near Boncath, the Rev. Thomas James, curate of Whitechurch and Clydey, Pembrokeshire, aged ?>8. On the, 17th ult., Mr. Owen Owen, gardener to Evan George, Esq., of Plascrwn, near Narbcrth,'whom he served with fidelity for 25 years. He was a most exemplary character in every relation of life. On the lith ult., at Tower-hill, Fishguard, William Harries, Esq., aged 47 years. On the 18th ult., Mr. Griffith Vaughan, many years in the employ of Mr. J.Jones, draper, Church-street, Livcrfool, and formerly of Pontardulais, Ca rni artlien shire. On the ISth ult., at Abergavenny, Mr. William Vaughan, tiler and plas- terer, aged 88 years. On the 19th ult., at Fiogmore-street, Abergavenny, of typhus fever, aged 43, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Hanbury Hicks, grocer. Oil the 19th ult., in his 73rd year, Mr. John Jones, formerly of Bridgend, Brecon, flour-merchant. On Feb. 20, the Rev. Qavid Hughes, of Treleach, Carmarthenshire. Suddenly, on Feb. 20, Mrs. Mary Evans, many years landlady of the Lamb Inn, Llanboidy, Carmarthenshire. The deceased was a widow, 61 ycars of age, and was highly respected. On the 21st ult., at Brecon, aged 25 years, Mr. William Davies, draper's assistant, son of the late Mr. John Davies, of Bailybrith, Breeonshire, On the 21st ult., at Newcastle Emlyn, Thomas, son of Mr. Mettiusalem Evans, druggist. On Feb 2P. aged 81, Mrs. Joan Parry, widow, of the late Mr. Thos. Parry, of Cefr.ddwgl vyd, M >-ru 'l'.l,hi, T'l all h reli'io i* of life, staa e'i-' hibilecl those lovely qualifies which distinguish the Chi i-tian. Her end was peace. Printed and published by DAVID EVANS and CHARLES WAKEFORD, 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. Friday, 2, 181 J.