rdSH POOR. Lord D. STCATIT moved for returns of the number of Irish poor who, between the 3ist day of December, 1847, and the 31st day ot December, 1848, have received relief out of poor-rates in tlie the several parishes comprised within the city of L melon, the bo- rough ..f Marylebone, the city of Westminster, the borough of Lambeth, the borough of Southwark. the borough of the Tower Hamlet*, and the borough of Finsbury, respectively, and of the money value of the relief so afforded and, of the number oi the Irish poor relieved during the same period out of the poor-rates in I he parishes comprised in the borough of Liverpool, city of Glas- gow, city, of Bristol, borough of Cardiff, borough of Newport (Monmouthshire), borough of Mi-rthyr Tydkil, borough of Man- chester, borough of Saiford, borough of Preston, borough of Bury „ ( Lancashire), borough of Leeds, borough of Paisley, and the city of Edinburgh, respectively, and of the money vaiue of reLef so afforded.
RATE IN AID (IRELAND) BILL. The adjourned debate on this bill was resumed by Mr.GROGAM, who, in opposing the resolutions, reiterated many of the argu- ments of precodingspeukers. He WAS followed by Mr. CALT,ACT-TA- Mr. M. J. O'CONNEI.L, Capr, JONES, Mr. EUENCH, and Mr. CONNOLLY, in opposition to the resolutions. Lord CASTi. ETVF.AGH regretted the course which had been taken by Sir R. Peel upon this question, since it had seriously damaged the chance of resisting this tax, which Was not a landlords' tax, but one from which the poor occupier would suffer. Mr. M'CAI.I.AQLI supported the resolutions. The Earl of LINCOLN had greater difficulty than he had ever felt in coming to a decision upon this question, not that he felt any doubt as to the principle of the measure or the merits of the plan but in the relative circumstances vf the two countries, it was diHi- cult to yes" or no" without knowing something of the changes to be made in the Poor Law, and the measures in contemplation affecting the social condition of Ireland. He could not agree with Lord John Russell in basing this proposition upon the principle of equivalent taxation or that this was a temporary expedient to meet a temporary evil; it was a temporary remedy for an increas- ing evil. He thought thu amendment of Mr. BlackaU offered a far more efficient means of effecting the object in view, and less mischievous than the proposition of the Government. He should, therefore, vote with him, and if that amendment failed, he should support an income-tax of 7d. for Ireland, instead of a late of 6d. Colonel DOXNB, in opposition to the resolutions, urged over again many of the topics put forward by preceding speakers. Mr..MUM/, thought the proposition of the Government was a bad O'iP but as he considered that all poor-rates should be na- tional rates, he should vote for the amendment, as he thought it more just. .Mr. MOORB said he should vo'e with the proposition of the Go- vernment, not because it was n good measure, but because it was the only one proposed that would adequately meet the emergency. iVI r. 8c. GKOKGE opposed that proposition, and supported the amendment. Lord J. RussRLL, in reply, denied that he had proposed this raw in aid aSIlJl equivalent for taxation not now imposed upon Ireland, and answer. d the objection of Lore1 Lincoln as to the imperfection of the Poor Law valuation. With reference to the plan suggested by Sir R. Peel, he said it deserved the greatest re- aped, though the circumstances of the present times were so dif- ferent from those when the settlement of Ulster took place that a similar policy might not now answer. The committee then (tivi(ie(i- A gainst the amendment i37 For the amendment 161 Majority against the aiiieiidrrierit -73 A second divison took piace upon a proposition of Mr. REY- NOLDS, to eoniine the rate to the salaries of Government officers, mortgagees, annuitants, and absentees, which was likewise nega- tived, by 211 to oi. A third division, upon the main question, affirmed the resolu- tions proposed by the Government by 206 to 31. The resolutions were then reported, and the House adjourned at a quarter to two o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY, MAKCII 6. The Speaker h'uk the chair at twelve o'clock. THE PEACE MOYEMENT. fr B nOTHE HTf, N presented petitions from Lanuas'iiivo nnrl North Wales praying that alluational disputes may be settled by disinterested arbitrators.
TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY. On the motion being put for the second, reading of lias bill, Mr. II. USUMMONII said that the difficulty in which landed proprietors %-cr(, now placed was no new thing; it had always ex- isted, even iiom the very period ot the conquest, and he might say before it. The landlords ot tlio-e days, pretty much like their suc- cessors in the present day, Inquently got into debt. Their credi- tor. liuable to force them to payment, or to seize their land, in •Mtiscquepce of their means of resistance, natural.y went to the j'iogfs. The judges when they were applied to to gire powi r and authority to seize the land, sa'id no; but if the landlords keep the land, they shall not have a huof to put upon it. The remedy for the evil was certainly at be,t inconvenient, generally dangerous, 1\«( sometimes impossible. The landlords themselves, too, yheu to get rid of the inconvenience of debt were equally at a L;s. The bill was opposed by the ATTORNEY-GENERAL, who moved tha it be read that day six. months. Thp House divided :— For the amendment, 45 Against it, oo Majority- for the bill — 10
SU!>PI Y OF ARMS FROM THE GOVERMENT STonES FOR THE TWO SICILIES. Mr. BANKES moved for an account of all ordnance stores re turned to any contractor in 1848, for the purpose of being sent to the Sicilian insurgents in arms against the king. Mr, Bankes strongly censured ihe conduct of the Government. Lord PAI.MEUSTON opposed the motion. The House then divided, whell there appeared Tor the motion, • 39 Against it, l2i 85 The Hou-^e ad.puvcd at six o'clock.
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THE LABO-BST CIECULATI05T IN WALES. TO CORliESPON 1 )K'l\TS. A enquires, "Who is the member for Curd iff ? Whore' is lie ? and What is lie oiii.7 Also, Are tile clectori of r-Ws-iHsfied to be virtually in the same position as Sudbury ?" To'the first question we answer that Dr. Niclioll was chosen by the « tree and independent" electors at the last election, the second •tnd third questions we shall only answer in the negative. Dr. Xiehoil has not attended to his Parliamentary duties since his elec- t¡"n, To thL' fourth question we answer that those who were more i-tt-nedhiteiv concerned in his election arc, as far as we know, per- fectly satbfi-Hi with their present representation, or rather non-rc- BKIHT.AIOP."—The change which yon suggest' wonhTbe attended with much trouble, without, we fear, any corre- S1Jl,-üding adranfne. The ¡'ettcl' .of the Rev. D. Lloyd:, and Rev D. Rees, 1.4X, «u Education in Wales, which appeared m the Aancon- (Brecon). Your letter if published w.d not an-wer the purpose for which it is intended. You had sem] it to the Di/i'Y/jiIlT. do Il,tpretned toipy •i-f-uutoncc w irii ceclcsiastieal law, and therefore cannot answer vtv-onestmii'. We would recommend you to apply to tnc bishop :.r »'!fVi jcese, or if lie refuse, to "Sir Herbert J enner 1< ust. --(."respondent asks us to give a concise statement of the doc- 'tr"ae« <n* the Mormouitts. This we cannot do but it one ot ciio -jviest* or elder*, or hv whatever names the leaders ofthatmysti body are known, ^ill send us a statement, we sliail lia\e n, ( !ii action to publish it, provided it will he wit,ii, re,oiiable I 1i¡' letter of Thomas Thompson, Esq., will appear next wees. V 1 W11 l)o!¡p; i Il W^la.. v.. We are requested by Mr. Coleman to correct an error into which he had fallon in his letter, inserted elsewhere, in attributing the pa- ragraph in question to the editoi of the paper in which it appeared. The paragraph, it appears, was communicated. We have just received a long letter from Mr. E. Williams, St. David's, too late for insertion this week.
SUMMARY. IRELAND as usual occupies the greater portion of the House of Commons. Friday, Monday, and Tuesday were spent in discussing the Government measure for a Rate in aid," which was carried by a majority of 73. The Irish members were vehement in their opposition to it, and so were the Protectionists. Sir Robert Peel gave it his support, at the same time saying that it was possible to devise means by which new capital may be introduced into Ireland, and that, without violating the right of property, the land may be placed in the hands of new proprietors, without. distinction of religious profession,"—which views, lie contended, would lay the future prosperity of Ireland." The Whigs are evi- dently either indisposed or unable to grapple with the wants of the sister country. L) Lord Ashley, on Thursday night, in a speech distinguished by narrowness of mind, but withal in sincerity of disposi- tion, moved for a committee to consider the practicability of subdividing large parishes for ecclesiastical purposes. "We were astonished that a man of Lord .Ashley's stamp should have made such a speech as he did on that occasion. From one who has the reputation of an enlightened and liberal Christian we certainly expected something better. Mr. Hume and Mr. Bright, as will be seen by bur Parliamentary report, did honour to the principles of Nonconformity. There were no other questions discussed requiring any special notice. In the Lords the business has been very light, and com- paratively unimportant. The House of Lords has become, to all intents and purposes,—save the rejection of useful measures—a nominal affair. We have referred elsewhere to the Indian intelligence, and also to the position of the Pope, and the intervention of other powers to reinstate him on his throne. The peace question is fast gaining ground. Mr. Cobden has placed the following notice of motion on the books of the House of Commons That an humble address be presented to the'Queen, praying that her Majesty will be graciously pleased to instruct" liei principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to eater into communication with foreign governments, inviting them to ,it concur in treaties, by which the contracting parties shall respec- tively bind themselves, in any future misunderstanding or difficulty that may arise, which cannot be settled by mutual negociation, to refer the subject matter of dispute to the deci- sion of arbitrators." Let the friends of peace, and of retrenchment too, for the one depends in a great measure on the other, bestir them- selves at once. Let petitions be presented without delay, and sent to the members for presentation, with a request that they support the motion of the honourable member for the West Riding.
OUR CHRISTIAN ACHIEVEMENTS IN INDIA. British arms have againheen victorious in tho Punjab. In another column we give a full account of this questionable triumph. It will be seen that in obtaining it the sword of the Sikh has decimated our gallant army. Led on with precipitant and reckless daring by Lord Gough, against numbers vastly their superior, without plan or forethought, our soldiers dashed into the ranks of the enemy, and after several repulses, and terrific slaughter on both sides, suc- ceeded in dislodging them from their various positions. In this engagement there vtas none of rour modem et rate glow none of the manoeuvres and scientific arrangements that make warfare a gentlemanly and Christian pursuit. Brute force w:s deadlily and determinedly pitted against brute force. Passion directed the councils and suggested the movements. She waved her sword, and with an impetu- osity and a prowess too grossly misdirected, but never sur- passed, our troops rushed to destroy or be destroyed. The strength of the enemy was unknown. Their forces were concealed in a jungle. It was past the hour of noon, and yet our commander-in-chief, courageously, but with an un- pardonable temerity, gave battle to the foe. The wonder is, not that the loss of life was so fearful, but that, in an engagement with such disciplined and valiant troops as those of the Sikhs, under such heavy disadvantages, that greater n-ambers had not fallen, and that our entire army was not discomfited. Though a salute of 21 guns at our Presidency announced the result of this action as a victory, we doubt much whether, beyond the batiks of the Sutlcj to the foot of the llimaylayahs, the standards captured from our regiments, and the cannon taken from our artillery, are not paraded as trophies of a triumph over British arms. However this may be, the issue of this bloody contest is a bootless one. The war which has already cost so much blood and treasure, is not brought by it a whit nearer to its termination. We doubt much whether it will not tend to its prolongation. The Sikhs will take courage from the measure of success that has already attended them, and the Afighans, who are hovering in great force upon the iiio will very likely sweep down to their assistance, seeing that they are so near a match for our present Indian army. Affghun and Sikh, each bearing hatred to our rule, and nursing vengeance against the power that has so often humiliated them, will prove formidable adversaries in the battle-field. But, according to Parliamentary parlance, they must be conquered—our military supremacy through- out the whole continent of Intiia must be uphJd; and to do this, there must be more lighting—more desolation, blood, and death. To us the accounts wo continually receive from India are perfectly horrifying. When our missionaries preacli io the Hindoos, and other infidel tribes, the doctnnce.of Olmslxdrnty, and tell them of the subline anthem which angels sung when Christ came among men, how inconsistent must we appear in their eyes. We send to them teachers of peace, love, and brotherly kindness. We send too, men of war, of eel butchery and strife. The standards which Bishops consecrate, floats as signals for carnage in the field of battle. We distribute bibles amongst them and iirg, them to obey the commandments they contain, and yet, in our intercourse with these barbarians whom we would fain convert, we show an utter disregard of those very commandments, lo the Sikh and those of the Mahomedan faith, the use of ths sword is a religious-duty. Heaven is the reward of the galLmt in war, and to it they endeavour to carve their way, through serried ranks and over gore-stained fields. To these hoicios of the semi-civilized, war is the business of their life tL y live and die for it. To these the shrieks of the wouudc 1, and the o-roans of the dying, have the charms of music. The st ttely march, and the rushing charge, the rattle at" musketry, the clang of arms, and tlie boom of cannon, are sounds to them both5familiar and pleasing. But to the Christian, the sword, if not prohibited altogether, it is to some extent yvowribed. War harmonises not with the gospel. The profession of the soldier clashes with that of the Cnristian. The pomp and pageantry of war ill accords with the simple duties enjoined by the Author of our religion. The devastation ox whole countries, the demolition of cities, and the s icri.ice of the t" 1 lives of thousands, are surely consequences of diametri- cally opposed to those of Him who went_e.botu ng good. The Christians of Great Britain owe it to UM-msaxes nnu their Great Master that they BLUUIU nt O}Jl'(: lot3Lr them selvest and protest against the course our Government is prosecuting in India and our other settlements. Our armies prevent the extension of religion in the world more than anything else. All the efforts that Christians make to evangelize the world are counteracted by the bad example set by our soldiers and marines, both in battle and in barracks. In the instance to which we are now referring, the Sikh has learned the art of war from us, we have taught him to be dangerous to 11, In our past history we have done many wrongs in India, and we are now reaping the reward of our iniquities. We are hated by many and loved by few. We have ruled by fear. Let our Indian army retire to its own territory, and if it must fight, content it: elf with beating its foes when attacked by them at home. We know such advice as this will be scouted as unpolitic and unwarlike. It may be so but it is nevertheless the most Christian. This however will not be. Our Government has already shewn their determination to make up for the disas- ters brought upon us by Lord Gough. The brave but incom- petent general has been superseded, and that lion in war the conqueror of Scinde will soon be on his way to the scene of action. His name itself is terrible in India, and will do as much as anything else for its pacification. Had Sir Charles Napier been sent before, there is no doubt much bloodshed would have been prevented.
WHAT IS TO BECOME OF THE POPE ? ROME can do very well without him. Her citizens have not only said so, but they have proved the fact to a demon- stration. When Pope Pius fled from the Vatican he little thought the absence of his holiness would be so slightly es- teemed. He fondly imagined no doubt that they would soon be wishful for his return, and thus get his blessings instead of his anathemas. It is however otherwise, and he is still at Gaeta. Would that he were contented, and there con- tinue playing at spiritual sovereignty by fulminating apos- tolical excommunications. He does not, however, seem disposed to do this. For some time past he has been plot- ting with the crowned heads of Europe for his restoration. They have taken up his cause, and there is no doubt he will be borne back to the capital from which he fled by foreign bayonets. England and France it would seem connive at the project. What has either England or France to do with the matter ? Have they not enough to attend to at home ? What has England to do with the Pope? Why should she seek to impose upon Home a sovereign she dislikes? Why meddle at all ? Why not deal with Rome as with Paris, and recognise whatever power the people choose to esta- blish ? The Pope, like Louis Philippe, abdicated by running away, and by that act the people were absolved from all allegiance. We protest against our interfering at all by sanction, diplomacy, or in any other way. The Pope might have been, and he was no doubt, a very good and liberal man for a monarch, but the Romans are the best judges whe- ther it would be for their interest for him to return or not: there let the matter be settled between them. As to France it may be the policy of the present President to try to win over the Catholic population by espousing the cause of the Pope, but we believe it is after all a very bad policy, and the French ere long will find it so. Had foreigners interfered with the domestic affairs of France during the last revolu- tion where would their Republic have been now ? And if they admit the principle cf interference, where will it be in time to come ? The right of the people to choose their own form of government, and to nominate their sovereign head without let or liiiidi-mice from foreign powers, is a principle that should be held inviolate. Destroy that, then the Count of Paris may be soon at the Tuileries. We sincerely hope that the proposed armed intervention between the Pope and his late subjects will never be carried into effect. Let him remain where he is, or go to France or Spain, and there exercise those spiritual functions devolving uptm him as the Vicar of Christ. He is not wanted at Rome. Italy is careless of his whereabouts, so let him go upon some far off pilgrimage to meditate upon the transitoriness of all earthly things, and to prepare for that kingdom where there is is neither crozier, nor mitre, nor tiara, and to enter into which the key of St.Peter will prove utterly inefficient aud unavailing.
THE CARDIFF TOWN COUNCIL.—SALE OF COR- PORATION PROPERTY. WE elsewhere give a report of the proceedings of an imp01 ant meeting held by the Cadiff Town Council, for the purpc of determining whether a portion of their property, situated in the parish of Lanishen, should or should not be sold. It will be seen, that after a great deal of discussion, the question was decided in the affirmative, by the small majority of four. The property consequently will be disposed of. Mr. Charles. Williams and others who supported the propo- sition, that the property be sold, stated that they did so because they wanted money to efi'ectthe drainage of the town, and for erect- ing'pubiic buildings, and they did not know where else they could get it from. It was urged, upon the other hand, by Messrs. Charles Vacheil and R. L. lleece, both of whom de- serve the thanks of the town for their spirited conduct at the meeting, that money for the purposes named should be obtained from other sources, or, at all events, such valuable property so contiguous to the town, and so far preferable to any other in the neighbourhood for sites for villas and garden plots, should not now be disposed of when only £ • 10.) was offered for it. In this we entirely concur in a few years it will be worth double the money, and to sell it now would he madness. We would urge the corporation to reconsider their vote, before any agree- ment for sale is perfected. It is not yet too late. Wecannoteon- ceive by what infatuation they have been brought to their pre- sent determination. Was it not clearly shown by Mr. E. P. Richards, that if the police were paid, either by the county or by a specific rate for that purpose, the corporation would be in sufficient funds, and it would be quite unnecessary to part with this increasingly valuable property? Why then not adopt this course, ami abandon the shortsighted and spendthrift policy of parting with the last shilling to meet a mere temporary emer- gency ? The corporation property and funds have been and are most miserably mancged. lucre is not a member of till.-it corporation who wo,U not be ashamed, were th(- ro- orty his own, so to p manage it. We speak advisedly when we say that had the corporation revenues been properly husbanded and employed, the town of Cardiff would not now- need to be drained, nor would there be any necessity for a new Town-hall, nor indeed would our streets still be disfigured by old dilapidated buildings, the relies of other centuries. Other townskeep up with the spirit of the times, but Cardiff still wears the garb of thedays of other years. The town revenues should always have been applied to the improvement of the town, and not to easing burdens from the shoulders of those who, having wealth and property were well able to sustain them. Messrs. Lewis lleece and Charles Vaeheil said truly, that paying the police out of the corporation funds was a misapplication of them. We reiterated the state- ment; and trust tli- t they will continue to be misapplied no longer. Mr. E P. Richards deserves every commendation for the suggestion he threw out with respect to this matter. Let the corporation ponder over it and devote the £ 800 a year they now pay for a police-force to the permanent improvement of our wretchedly built, and as wretchedly managed town.
INVASION 0Fftf¥CAXY~BY TFfl^AUSTIUANS. THE Siecle states, that the French Government had re- ceived despatches announcing that the Austrian army had invaded Tuscany. The Austrian Government, claim a right to enter the Tuscan territory, under the treaties which gua- rantee the Grand Duchy of Tuscany to Austria, on the failure of the line of the present Grand Üuke, or on his retirement from the Government. A camp of Tuscan troops is to be formed at Pistoia. The Costitucnte Italitnia of the 2iitli ult. says" We know positively that Guerazzi and d'Apice, at the head of a f.-trong column, yesterday mnde a solemn entry into Massa. The fortress displayed the white flag." Letters from Rome, by Vienna, announce that Austria has offered the Pope aid in men and money. The Czar has de- clared iumselr in his favour. The Pope is said to have ob- taiaed a loan of six luiiiioiis of seudi in Russia.. taiaed a loan of six luiiiioiis of seudi in Russia..
-=- GLAIORGANSIIIllE SPRING ASSIZES. [We gave in our last a report of the trials of prisoners to the rising of ihe court on Thursday evet)ing--for a portion of which we are indebted to our contemporary the Guardian, which acknow- ledgment we neglected to make at the time.] < FRIDAY, MARCH 2. The business of the court commenced this morning at fling o'clock, John liandlcy v. Benjamin Morgan.—This was an undefended case, which his lordship took before proceeding with the criminal business. The plaintiff, who resided near Brecon, brought tha action against the defendant, who formerly carried on business at Merthyr, to recover 1;4-1 5s. for flour supplied. Verdict for plain- tiff, with immediate execution. Counsel for plaintiff, Mr. Nicholl Carne; attorney, Mr. Watkins. VIOLATION AT I.ANCAUVAN. John Harry, aged 31, wheelwright, was arraigned upon an in- dictment charging him with having, on the 5th of August last, violented assaulted and carnally known one Catherine Davies, against her will, &c. There was also an indictment against the prisoner for prison breach. Mi. T. Allen conducted the prosecution, and from the state- ment of the learned counsel it appeared that the prosecutor was the daughter of respectable parents residing in the parish of Lan- carvan. She was between 18 and 19 years of age, and although she could speak English pretty well, she preferred giving her evi- dence through the medium of an interpreter. She appeared to be a young woman possessing considerable modesty and propriety of demeanour. On the day named in the indictment she proceeded on business to A village named Sutton, and when returning home between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, she met a man in the laneor road over which she was passing.' Thinking he had the appearance of a suspicious character, and being afraid of him, he went over a gate to a wheat field, before he came on. He, however, followed her, and then threw her on the ground with great violence, pressed her neck until blood flowed from her nose, v and threatened, if she cried out. to murder her with a knife. Not- withstanding her stifled cries aii(I entreaties, he completely perpe- trated the offence charged. He then let her go, but before she was out of the field he ran after her, and violated her the second time. The prosecutrix proceeded on her way home, and was over- taken by Mrs. Ann Yorwarth, of Carciff, and another respectable female named Thomas. They described the young woman as being in a shocking condition. Her clothes were covered with dirt, her hair hanging about her shoulders, and her bonnet pressed to pieces. The prosecutrix informed them of the circumstance which had occurred, and described the man, who she said carried a bundle. Thev, it seems, had seen a man of the description, who hung down his head when passing them, and on Mrs. Yor- w -rth turning ront.d her head, she observed him running as fast as he could. They could not identify the man, but said that in general appearance he resembled the prisoner. Prosecutrix then went home, and complained to her parents. Her father visited the tbdd,and instituted immediate inquiries into the matter. He had seen the prisoner on that day passing from St. Nicholas to Fonmon, with a timber carriage. In addition to this evidence, John Edwards, prisoner's fellow workman, said that on the day named he drove the timber carriage in question, and prisoner ac- companied him to Fonmon. Catherine Lewis, in the employment of Mr. Williams, of Mol- ton, the proprietor of the field, said that the prisoner catted on her on the evening in question, and left a little before seven (just suf- ficient time before the committal of the crime to have enabled him to walk so far as the field in question). He had a bundle. John Jenkins identified the prisoner as being the man whom he met on the road leading from the field on the night in question. Mr. James Lewis, surgeon, Cardiff, corroborated the prosecu- trix's evidence as to the injuries sustained. She was seriously ill when he visited her. The learned judge minutely summed up the evidence, and the jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of Guilty, accom- panied by a recommendation to mercy. His lordship, in passing sentence, said that the jury had recommended the prisoner to mercy, but, in his opinion, it would be an injustice to the rest of the community if those upon whom the duty of administering the law devolved did not make a dreadful example of such cases as the present. Sentenced to transportation beyond the seas for the space of twenty years. BUUGt.AeiFS AT WENVOE. James Hudd, 30, Philip Rudel, 19, Nathaniel Rudel; 20, and Edwxrd Let-is (against whom there were some score charges of burglary and robbery), were indicted for having, on the 15th November, feloniously broken and entered a mill, on the confines of this county and Monmuuth, and with having stolen a sack of flour, an umbrella, and other property. Mr. Grove conducted the prosecution, and Mr. Came defended the prisoners. Thomas Morgan, prosecutor's son, said that oil the moming after the night mentioned he went to his work at the mill, and ob- served the window of the mill had been entered, the iron bars removed, and the interior of the place bore evident marks of hav- ing been broken open and plundered. He missed a sack of flour, and an umbrella, and some potatoes, which he had seen in the mill on the previous day. Saw several fuot-marks-some of a man's size, and some of a smaller size. He afterwards visited Milli- cent-street, Cardiff, and in a house there saw the sack and um- !"ella, which had been taken niiii. There was at this "i flour in the sack which had d. Morgan, another witness, gave 5nce to the effect that ■e morning afier the burglary be met the prisoners in Charles- ■ Cardiff. The elder Rudd carried a sack, apparently con- tae. ig potatoes. He could identify Edward Lewis as being with hins, but could not speak positively to the others, but there were two besides. He said to Rudd, you have a heavy load to carry." Witness described the dresses of th others, which corresponded precisely with the dresses worn in the dock by the prisoners. He saw the prisoners turn to Millicent-streef. P.O. Trevvartha said, that on examing the millon the follow- ing day he observed outside footsteps of three men's feet, and those of a smaller size. He heard nothing of the robbery until the 6th of December, when he visited Miiiieent-street, and found Edward Lewis and one of the other prisoners in bed. One of the prisoners was down stairs. There was a large quantity of goods and pro- perty of every description in the room, but prosecutor's son who accompanied me, immediately selected and identified the sack and the umbrella. Mrs. Roberts, the ou tier of the sack stolen from the mill, like- wise identified the sack as being her property. She had herself mended it. Edward Morgan said, that on the morning after the robbery, just before day-break, he met fonr men in Bridge-street. Cardiff; ail had loads. He could only speak positively to Philip Rudd, but one of the others was a lad. Nothing new was elicited in the cross-examination. The landlord, who let the prisoners a part of his house, and a neighbour, were called to prove that the prisoners were the occu- pants of the rooms in which they were apprehended, and the pro- perty found and that they had a separate entrance to the house. Mr. N. Carne then addressed the jury on the part of the pri- soners, observing that there was more animus thrown into this (ase than was usually found in criminal eases. There were counts in the indictment, under a recent act of Parliament, both for steal- ing and receiving. This could not have been done last year. This certainly rendered the defence more difficult for the prisoners, and it showed that the prosecutiun was actuated by a strong feeling à-g'ain8t the prisoners, in saying, I- We clnrgc you with stealing, and if we cannot secure your conviction for stealing, we will have yon for i-eceiviiig." The learned judge minutely summed up the evidence, pointing 11 out and commenting upon the various circumstances bearing on the case. The jury, without leaving the box, returned a verdict of Guilty against all, excepting Nathaniel liudd. A certificate of a former conviction was proved against Edward Lewis. The same prisoners were arraigned (before a fresh jury) on the charge of having, on the night of the 15th of November, burglariously broken and entered the dwelling-house of Davul Phillips, and with having stolen therefiom ten yards of pop- lin and various articles of wearing apparel, the property of David Phillips. Mr. Grove conducted the prosecution, and as before, ÎlIr;, Nicholl Came and Mr. T. Allen pris Mr, Grove br;efiv slatld the case, and caítb'll David Phillips, who said, on the night in question he and family retired to rest, having had the doors securely fastened. On the following morning he observed that an entrance had been effected tlitough the winnow by the removal of an iron bar, by trieaiis ,I' which the dairy window was secured. The articles named in the indictment were stolen therefrom. Mary Jones, servant to the last witness, corroborated the evi. detice as to the faleiling of the windows on the previous night. She (witness) was t'iie first. to get up the following day, aa.l found all the drawers open, the house disarranged, and evident traces that the house had been entered. Tho poplin named in the indictment was missed. John Murray, a policeman, said that he found the ten yards of poplin iho flannel shirts, shawls, and a variety of other artices, iu the apartments occupied by the James Rudd was in the ro.nn.- Previous to entering the house, he knocked violently at ttil, (loor, but cou.d get no answer. He then broke iu the door,