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MERTHYR. PARISH MEETING. On Monday last a public meeting was held, in accordance with u notice placed on the church door, for the purpose of appointing a churchwarden and overseers for the ensuing year; Onlva few of the. pa i-ihioneis were present at the hour appointed. Mr. D. W. James was voteel to the chair, and read the notice convening the meeting. Mr. Edward Morgan, merchant, proposed Mr. John Ansell to be a churchwarden instead of himself, which was se- conded by Mr. J no. Jones, auctioneer, and carried unanimously. The rector is to appoint the othor churchwarden. Mr. LKWIS LEWIS, spirit merchant, proposed that the old over- seers should be re-elected, which was seconded by Mr. Lewis Mor- gan, and carried netn. con. The following persons were nomi- nated Messrs. Henry Thomas, Lewis Morgan, John Jones, Thos. Protheroe, David Jones, John Jenkins, and Isaac Jones. The following were nominated a Board of Highways for the en- "Üing year:—Messrs. Wm. Morris, Henry Protheroe, Lewis Lewis, David Roper, Wm. Howell, John Evans, Benjamin Martin, George Martin, Waiter Thomson, Edward Purchase, Geo. Roach, D. W. James, Henry Kirkhouse, Lewis Morgan, Thomas Morgan, Richard Jones, Robert Jones, Henry Thomas, John Jones, David Joseph. The Board meets at the vestry-room the first Wednesday in every month. The accounts for the year ending the 25th March were then read by the Chairman, Mr. D. W. James. Total of cash received, at 3d. in the pound, after deducting de- faulters LbHS 14 0 Piid for day labour. H E231 12 9 Oodtract work. 311 8 Ik Teamwork 210 3 0 Tradesmen's bills 34 10 31 Salaries and incidental expenses 103 3 9 —————— 890 18 5 l5ala:nce in hand ZS 15 7 The CHAIRMAN very properly made several minute inquiries respecting the several items, after which the accounts were passed. The complimented Mr. Thomas Davies, the surveyor, •on the efficient manner in which ha discharged his duties. This jrave the surveyor an opportunity to ask for an increase of salary tram £ 80 to £ 100. The chairman shook his head. Mr. Henry Thomas said he objected to an advance to him while the men's wages'tad'been reduced; but several other gentlemen present seemed favourable to increase. On referring to the Act of Parlia- ment, it seemed that the Board of Highways had the powcrof fixing his salary. It was therefore resolved that this subject shall be con- sidered the first Wednesday in April. The CHAIRMAN ordered the surveyor to get specification and con- tract for team work ready by the same day. Mr. GRATIAN claimed £ 20 for ground in Victoria-street, used as a public highway. It was stated that Mr. D. Thomas had promised to give Mr. G. a piece of grouia instead of it the parish, therfore, declined interfering. Itwasafterwards resolved'tha.t a. rate of 4d. in the pound be made that parties applying for relief many be sent to work on the highways, and paid for from the road rate. The meeting then se- parated. BIBLE MEETING.-—At special meeting was held on Monday evening, atZoar chapel. The venerable Abel Jones, Baptist minis- ter, was voted to the chair,aiid the claims of the British and Foreign Bible Society were also set forth by the Revs. Joseph Morris, Dan. Jones, Thomas Aubrey, John Jones, and. Mr. Walter Watkins. It i, supposed that tho different, congregations will send jE20 in free contributions to the parent society this year. Do WLAIS.A most eloquent'lecture on the important subject of Peace was delivered at. the Baptist chapel of this place on Tuesday evening last. -Mr. Roberts spoke for an hour and forty minutes, and his eloquent appeals were most enthusiastically received by a numerous and attentive audience, and a petition on the subject was numerously signed after the lecture. DOWLAIS.—The Calvinistic Methodists of Glamorgan held their monthly meeting at this place on Wednesday and Thursday, when Messrs. Evan Williaiiis. of Taibach; D. Howell, of Swansea W. Davies, of Rhymney Edward Matthews, of Newbridge B. Evans, of St. Pagan's and John Walters, of Y stradgynlais, delivered .scriptural and impressive sermons to very numerous congregations.
BiuDpmT WESLEYAX ANNIVERSARY.—The anniversary services of the E.iglish Wesley.in chapel were held on the afternoon and evening of Wednesday the 21st instant. The Rev. Dr. Beau- mont, of London, preached two very eloquent and impressive sermons on the occasion. The evening discourse (which seems to bear the palm) was one of no ordinary description (from 137 Psalm, 5-6 verses). The rev. gentleman dwelt far some considerable time upon the grand features which characterise a noble spil-it," in wnich it was clearly shown that neither the s -llish nor covetous, who, whatever their achievements might be, itre actuated by motives of mere private or party interest; nor the individual who, for the sake of fame and vain glory, per- forms some daring act of bravery almost unparalleled in the aim lis of history, have any claim to, or can be said to possess a noble spirit." He then went on to the close of his dis- course, which was characterised as usual for its clearness and vlvidity, and listened to with the most profound attention by a f very respectable and. crowded audience. The collections, '• '•.hough not large, were, considering the state oi' the times, pretty liberal. SINGULAR COINCIDENCE. —A coincidence of a rather singular character has occurred within the last three weeks, not a hun- dred miles from the town of Bridgend. A Dissenting minister s V, about to leave his congregation for a short time, on a tour I through" the neighbouring counties, preached from Romans 12 ch., 1 v., the Sabbath morning previous to leaving. The rev. geatleinan who supplied his pulpit the following Sabbath morn- ing favoured his attentive hearers with a second sermon from the same text; while the worthy divine who officiated on the succeeding Sabbath, thinking, it would appear, to improve upon the discourses of his rev. brethren the two preceding Sab- baths, delivered a third discourse upon the same subject. This is a treat which is not often experienced.
ABERDARE. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.—On Tuesday evening, March -27th, the Rev. J. Griffiths, vicar, delivered a lecture, the first of a series, on ancient Britain. The period treated of by the rev. gentleman was the first epoch in the history of tue ancient Britons, ending at the time of the invasion by Hie Romans. Mr.jGriffiths said that the subject was interest- ing to all, but peculiarly so to Welshmen. He said that the Welsh stood alone amongst the natious of the earth; it was a fact amounting almost to a miracle, that the Welsh possessed more of their nationality for the last two hundred years of wars and troubles than any other nation under heaven. It was a fact, he said, that rhe Welsh language had been preserved so pure, that the Briton of the time of Julius Cresar might converse with ease with the Welshman of o l ilJ, verifying the very very old prediction :— Eu iner a l'olant, Eu iaith a gadwanL" The lecture was very interesting, and seemed to give general satisfaction. At the close a vote of thanks was voted to Mr. Ufiniths. and also to Mr. Thos. Weyne, the chairman. T.1e mxt lecture will be delivered in April next.
PONTYPRIDD. THE NOltMAL COLLEGE versus DRINK.—An example worthy of imitation, and a striking proof of the interest felt by the working classes in voluntary education, occurred in this town an Friday last. It appears that the workmen of Mr. Evan Evans, mason, were about completing the roof of two cottages, 'file usual amount of money to be spent on the occasion was subscribed for. It v-cts annjunced that ten shillings had been collected. All seemed well pleased, and the place for the jollir ligation was agreed upon. Just at the moment, ilr. John Evans (leiian Grychgoch), one of the labourers, cam; to the franc of the building, and cried out, lfczlt," aiid'said, "I have nHe proposition to make, and have no doubt but that you will ag-ree with it. That is, that the old system of drinking I etc-rw ■cjspla' be done away with, and that the money be given towards the Normal College for Wales." The proposition was received with enthusiastic cheering, and agreed to without a dissentient voiee. The following morning I had the honour and gratification of handing the ten shillings to Aaron Crossfiekl, Esq., and that in the presence of all the men who so freely sacrificed as old custom for a worthier object.-—GWILYM GLAN AJ-ON.
LLANDILO. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.—On the evening of the 20th lilt, a lecture was delivered by the Rev. T. Jones, Indepen- dent minister, Hermon, on the subject of Education." After a few remarks on the province of education, the lec- turer proceeded to enumerate the advantages attendant upon it. The lecture, which contained much sterling matter, and quotations of appropriate poetry, was delivered in a clear and impressive manner. It was an address alike admirable for the brilliancy of its eloquence as for the philosophic and humane views which it embraced. The lecturer drew from his audience frequent bursts of applause. A vote of thanks to the lecturer was moved, and carried with acclamation. The meeting separated highly pleased and instructed.
NEATH. ON Friday, six vessels arrived at Neath laden withpron rails for the Vale of Neath Railway. JOHN SHARP, contractor on the South Wales Railway, near this town, has had two valuable horses killed, and one v very uutch inj ured on the line within the last fortnight.
ABERYSTWYTST" MK. JOHN JONES, draper, Pier-street, and Mr. David Lloyd, draper, Great Dark Gate-street, were on Tuesday last appointed overseers for the ensuing year. THE health of Captain E. Pryse, Gogerddan, we are happy to state is so much improved that he is now pronounced by his medical attendants to be out of danger.
NORTH WALES. CARNARVONSHIRE ASSIZES. • At these assizes, held last week, John Pritchatd^ wh« was charged with committing the Britannia Bridge murder, was, after two hours'deliberation, Acquitted. He was after- wards tried for and found guilty of stealing several articles of wearing apparel, and sentenced to twelve months' im- prisonment with hard labour. There were a few other ordi- nary cases.
MERIONETHSHIRE ASSIZES. These assizes were held on the 16th inst. Mr. Justice Cresswell congratulated the grand jury on the quiet state of the country. There was only one prisoner, the bill against whom was ignored by the grand jury. The court rose at twelve o'clock the same day! This is an unquestionable proof of the high state of morality and religious education in Wales, and should teach those who vilify the language and character of Welshmen to hold their peace.
MONTGOMERYSHIRE ASSIZES. This county also is pretty free from crime. Mr. Justice Cresswell, in delivering his charge to the grand jury, said that that was the first time he had the honour of administering justice in that part of the Princi- pality. The calendar was an exceedingly light one, and presented a very favourable contrast as compared with the calendars of most of the English counties. The charges were* only six altogether, five of which presented no feature of malignity. The other was a serious charge of manslaughter, but in which there were some mitigating circumstances, as z) n there did not appear to be any premeditated malice on the part of the prisoner. The prisoner was subsequently found guilty, and sentenced to three months' imprisonment. BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS U.Nio.,i.-At the last meeting of the guardians of the above union, Dr. Roberts moved the following resolution "That the thanks of the board are due, and they are grate- fully awarded to the ministers of the Calvinistic Methodists, of the Wesleyans, of the Independents, and of the Baptists, to whose gratuitous services in weekly rotation, as teachers of the Gjspel, the inmates of this workhouse have been exclusively indebted for religious instruction, and for the performance of public worship, from the time that the house was opened in 1846, up to the present time." He hoped next year, should he be a guardian, to include the ministers of the Church sect. He also said that their house presented a pleasing contrast to what was described as the state of the Wrexham, Holywell, and Ruthin work- houses. [The Carnarvon Herald of last Saturday charges us with copying the notices of the meetings of the boards which have appeared in our columns, from his pages. Our contemporary, with an air of self-satisfaction, quotes the fol- lowing' as his motto, "Do justice, love mercy, and deal honestly with all men," and hopes the sentiment will be reciprocated by ourselves. We love the sentiment, and endeavour to live according to it. There is another text from the same unerring standard, to which we beg the atten- tion of our contemporary. We refer to the first t) five verses of the seventh chapter of Matthew. We are prepared to go through the files of the PRINCIPALITY and Herald, and have no hesitation in affirming that the piracies, of which he now complains, will be found two to one in his favour. We have often been struck with the unblushing effrontery of the Herald, in copying South Wales intelligence from the PRINCIPALITY without an acknowledgment.] n BALA LAKE.—A fine trout was caught in this lake, on Thursday week, which weighed upwards of nine pounds and z, a half, and measured thirty inches in length. THE EDUCATION QUESTION.—The Rev. James Rhys Jonee, of Kilsby, has addressed a letter to the Carnarvon Herald, in which he calls on the Rev. E van Jones, late of Tredegar, "first, to publish in the columns of the Carnar- von Herald, where the charge appeared, your -proofs positive' that anyWelshmen have been, or are Qi.V 'hired to ivrite and speak on behalf of the delusions" of government; and, secondly, to specify by name those Welshmen whom you charge with having been, or with being hired to write and speak on behalf of the delusions' of government."
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1511lirr. 1 + CARDIFF POLICE COURT.—MONDAY, MARCH 26. [Before Walter Coffin, Esq., Mayor, It. L. Reece, Esq., and the Rev T. Stacey.] Peter Duffy, James Brady, and another, railway labourers, were charged with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday, at the Blue Bell" public- house. Prisoners admitted being "middling" drunk. Fined 5s. each. The Mayor said he would recollect the circumstance of the landlord having drunken men in his house, on the next licensing day. Thomas Fair hurst was also fined 5s. for a slmilar offence on Sunday night. The prisoner stated that was the first offence, and hoped it would be the last. John Harris, carpenter, preferred a charge against the captain of the Gawton, now lying in the Bute Docks, of assaulting him, and refusing to pay him for work done. He claims 4s. 1 Id., and said when he applied fur the money on Saturday night, the captain abused him. The captain in his defence said that he had employed the complainant for three weeks pre- viously as a carpenter; and now having undertaken to do some joiner's work, which he did very inefficiently, he (the captiiin) disputed his claim. He denied having assaulted Harris, and called the mate to substantiate his statement. The captain was proceeding to detail the circumstances of the transaction, when the Mayor "cut his story short," and ordered him to pay the amount claimed, and costs. We think his worship cut it rather too short. Mr. Stockdale brought forward a healthy, inteliigent-lookiiiglad, who was represented to have been confined and ill-treated on board a Greek vessel. The lad said he was an orphan boy, and while living at alodging-houseiu London, the captain of the vessel (who also lodged at the same house) asked him if he should like to go to sea he said yes, and was consequently taken on board the vessel. On being asked if he had been ill-treated, he said that the cap- tain treated him Mudly, but the men used him roughly. Mr. Sully, coal- merchant, said the colliers were so enraged that lie was obliged to demand the boy from the captain, and "that they were prepared to maintain him. The Mayor asked the boy if he wished to leave the vessel; he answered yes. Mr. Stockdale was then directed to attend to the boy. The captain, who was heard through an interpreter, complained of the damage done to his vessel by thecoliiers, to the amount, he said, of £ 12. The Mayor directed him to get the names of the parties, and he, the Mayor, would grant him summonses against them. This case created considerable interest in the town. Henry Spriygs, St. John-street, was-charged with having assaulted P. C. .Morgan", on the lth inst. It appears that prisoner was chastising his wife rather severely, when the policeman, hearing the noise, entered the house and collared him. The prisoner was very violent, and kicked the polieemaa several times. Prisoner denied the charge, and called his wife, who said the charge of the policeman was false, and that her husband treated her kindly. She was evidently forced to give her testimony, as in the event of a refusal she would most probably receive severe punishment. Alr. Stockdale stated that prisoner had been before charged with a similar offence. He had once cut a serious wound in her face. The court after some deliberation fined him in the mitigated penalty of 50s. Prisoner asked time to pay, but was refused. A considerable number of rate-payers appeared to answer summonses for non-payment of the street-rate; most of them pleaded poverty. Those occu- pying houses rated at £ 10 and upwards were ordered to pay. Several land- lords" of houses rated under £10 were also summoned for non-payment of their tenants' rates, and ordei ed tu pay. The Mayor expressed an opinion that he should like to see tlle law so altered as .to make the landlords liable for ail rates on houses rated under i-10. j A few other unimportant cases were heard. NEATH PETTY SESSIONS.—FRIDAY, MARCH 23. [Before Griffith Llewellyn, and R. H. Miers, Esqrs.] William Thomas, Ystalyfera, was charged with assaulting Elizabeth Gape, o. that place. Fined 5s. and costs. Thomas liuokland was ordered to pay 2s. 6d. per week towards the main- tenance of his illegitimate child. Some other cases were adjourned for a week. KEATH POLICE COUitT.—MONDAY, MARCH 26. [Before K. P. Leyson, Esq., Mayor.] John Protheroe, alias Jack Mackeral, was brought up in the custody of P. C. Rees (who had arrested him at Swansea), and charged with having obtained ei."kt pounds of Mr. Phillips, grocer, Neath, representing it to be on account of^Mr. Henry Ilaucock, innkeeper, Cwinavon. Committed for trial at the quarter sessions. TUESDAY. MARCH 27.—[Before the Mayor.] Elizabeth Protheroe was charged v. iui stealing a shawl, the property of Mr. Tomkins, Neath. Committed for trial at the quarter sessions. MERTHYR POLICE COURT—SATURDAY, MARCH 24. [Before H. A. Bruce, and W. Thomas, Esqrs.] Aim Rogers, of the WeUh Oak beer-house, Dowlais, was charged by Super intendent Wrenn, with having drawn and sold beer at illegal hours on Sunday last. Being her first offence she was fined only 5s. and costs. lines Davies, a sub-contractor, was charged oy one of his men, named John Daly, with reusing to pay 12 s. 7Ad. wanes due to him. He was ordered to ijav"tlie%hole amount elaiin.-d at once, and cost*. )l'm. Jones, haullier, Do A lais, was placed MI the box, cbargod with the unnatural crime of refusing to obey an affiliation order to -support, his own child by Ann Rees. Committed for one week to hard labour, to study the elements of fatherly affection, and the practice of common honesty. Some o;her cases were allowed by their worships to b settled out of court. • MONDAY, MARCH 26.—[Before .11 A. Bruce, and W. Meyrieit, Esqrs.] George lialtiiiger, a baxer in the employ of Air. Samuel Thomas, Grocer, Dowlais, was committed for that at the next Assizes, tar stealing 6s. 9.1. 1\l copper, the property of his employer. St-tvil, miner, was clia ged with having removes Bis goods in order to evade the payment of rent, 191., due to David Jones. He was ordered to pay double "the amount of the value of the goods, or be imprisoned for Fix months. f There was nothing of importance done at III court on W e nc^dav. 0;10 fellow was committed for deserting his wife aad fiunU^, :1.,d seveial sum. mouses granted for Saturday's court.
MONEY MARKET. London, Wednesday Evening. The Funds are very steady, but quiet. Consols, 91 to g for Transfer, and 9111 for Account. Exchequer-bills 36s. to 398" and India Bonds 50s. Bank Stock for Account is at 198, The Foreign Market is likewise extremely passive. Mexican Bonds realise 31 to 31^. Brazilian are 82. Peruvian are rather lower, being 65 to 67. Dutch Two-and-a-Half per Cents, have been at 49!, and since at 48} to 49. The Share Market is extremely heavy again, and prices arc gene- rally lower. The Eastern Counties continue gradually to sink, but the other lines are equally heavy. There seems to be a larger de- livery of shares than was expected upon the settlement. South Wales, 17.
MINING MARKET. In the mining share market a fair proportion of business has been done during the week, and inquiries have been made for shares in the leading mines, at buyers' prices.
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LATEST CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. IROS a— R. s. d. YELLOW METAL SHEATH- L. s. d. Bar Wales per ton INGS Do. l,ondoii 7 0 0 TIN e— Nail rods 7 10 0 Common blocks gperewt. 4 12 0 Refined Metal 4 7 6 bars 4 13 0 Hoops 9 0 0 Refined Sheets (singles) 10 0 0 Straits/ 4 15 0 Ba. s (Staff.) 7 10 0 Banet, in bond 4 17 0 Welsh cold blast foundry export only pig 4 0 0 TIN PLATKS Y— Scotch pig Clyde, netc. 2 7 6 Charcoal Ic per lox 1 13 6 Stirling's Pat., Glasg. „ 3 6 0j IX „ 1 IS) 6 Do. toughened, Wales,, 4 15 0 Coke, IC 19 6 Rails 6 0 0 „ IX „ Chairs 4 10 0 LEAD H— Russian, CCND b. 17 0 0 Sheet .per ton 17 0 0 „ PSI.. „ Pig 16 5 0 Gouricff. common. Archangel 13 0 0 Red „ .17 10 o Swedish 13 10 0 White 22 0 0 Steel, fa,t. c 16 10 0 Shot (Patent) 19 15 0 11 kegs 14 10 0 Spanish, in bond i. 13 10 0 COPPER d- SPELTER k- Tile I. 87 10 0 Plates, warehoused 15 1.5 0 Tough cake 88 10 0 I' For ari,ival 15 10 0 Cliili 75 0 0 ZINC. I— Best selected (Sheet) export 22 0 0 Ordinary sheets, Ibs" 0 0 10 QUICKSILVER—m .per lb. 0 3 5 bottom. Terms.—a, 6 months, or 2i per cent, discount; b, ditto; c, ditto; d 6 months, or 3 per cent, discount; e, 6 months, or it per cent. discount; f, net cash g, 6 months, or 3 per cent, discount; h, 6 months, or 2t per cent, dis- count; i, ditto; k, net cash; I; 3 months, or U percent. discount; iii, ditto, It discount. REMARKS.—We have experienced during the past week a very dull market for all descriptions of iron. Welsh bars are nominally the same. We hear of no sales having been effected, and if orders were offered, there is no doulit, makers would sell at lower rates. The continued unsettled state of the continent has had a very pre- judicial effect upon the Scotch pig-iron market, and prices have re- ceded considerably since our last. Sales of mixed numbers have been made at 47s. cash, and 47s. 6d. for time at the latter price there are numerous sellers, but no buyers are to be found above 46s. No. 1 Gartsherrie is held for 50s. cash. It is estimated at Glasgow that the stock has increased there, since the 1st January, 50,000 tons Should this prove to be correct there is no doubt lower prices will rule. Spelter Sales have been made at £ 15 15s, on the spot, and £ 15 10s. to arrive. I In other metals no alteration.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending March 24, 1849. £,2179 7 6
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE.
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. MONDAY.—The arrivals of all kinds of English grain, as well as flour, for our market last week, coastwise and by land carriage, were extremely small, and the majority of the samples came to hand greatly out of condition. Scarcely any grain arrived either from Ireland or Scotland. The foreign imports were, however, very extensive, consisting of not less than 45,417 quarters of wheat, chiefly from the Baltic and the near continental ports 13,183 ditto of barley, 36,886 ditto of oats, 825 ditto of rye, 1,390 ditto of beans, 938 ditto of peas, 704 ditto of tares, 65 ditto of sundry seed, 2,807 sacks and 20 barrels of flour. The want of buyers for these heavy importations is producing a heavy accumulation of stock. The at- tendance of both town and country buyers being on the increase, and the samples more fit for grinding purposes than for some time past, the demand for those of home produce was steady. The finest parcels sold at Is. to 2s. more money than on Monday last. The supply of barley, from the late extensive arrivals of foreign, was large. Selected qualities of malting produced full prices. Grind- ing and distilling sorts were very dull, at barely rate rates. We were but moderately supplied with malt. The quantity of oats on offer was very large; hence the oat trade ruled extremely inactive. Beans were in moderate supply and lieavy inquiry at .barely sta- tionary prices. Grey anàmltplepeas moved off heavily at Is. to 2s. per quarter less money. White samples were unaltered in value. Indian corn and meal sold slowly at late rates. The top price of the best town-made flour was 42s. per 2801bs. IVUEAT- s. s. Essex and Kent, Red 36 to 49 Ditto, White, New 3S 54 Norfolk and Lincoln, Red 36 47 Ditto, White 38 „ 48 Irish, Red 38 40 Ditto, White 42 44 RYE- Old 26 „ 28 New 25 28 BARLEY— Grinding 23 26 Malting 28 30 Chevalier 31 32 MALT— Suffolk and Norfolk. 57 58 Brown 48 „ 50 Kingston and Ware 58 59 Chevalier 59 60 OATS— S. S. Yorkshire and Lincoln- shire, Feed 15 to 19 Potato is 22 Youghal and Cork, Black 14 19 Cork, White 16 19 Scotch, Feed 20 2a BEANS— Tick 26 „ 34 Pigeons 35" 42 PEAS— Grey 33 (j 36 Maple 3j 36 White 24 27 Boilers 26 30 FLOUR- Town made 38 42 Suffolk 31 34 Stockton and Norfolk 30 33 WEDNESDAY.—1The total qlfantityof English wheat received up to our market since Saturday evening has been only 420 quarters. The show of samples to-day was small in the extreme yet, owing to the pressure of foreign qualities, the demand for all kinds of wheat of home produce was heavy, at almost nominal currencies. The imports .of foreign wheat since Saturday evening have been 15,430 quarters, chiefly from the continent. Selected samples were mostly held at full prices, but all other kinds ruled heavy, at barely late rates. Upwards of 12,000 quarters of barley have come in from abroad; prices were with difficulty supported. Malt moved off slowly, at unaltered quotations. An immense influx of foreign oats has taken place this week. From Ireland no supply has reached us. Most kind of oats were the turn lower. Beans, peas, and all other articles were neglected.
SMITIIFIELD. MONDAY.—Our market to day was but moderately supplied with foreign stock, at least two-thirds of which were of inferior quality. The primest beasts and sheep sold at full prices; otherwise, the < trade was heavy. From our own grazing districts the arrivals of beasts fresh up this morning were again somewhat extensive, and < of very prime quality. The attendance of buyers was good. The highest figures for the best Scots were from 3s, 6d. to 3s. 8d. per 1 8 lbs. The numbers of sheen were again seasonably good. Gene- «. rally speaking, they came to hand in good condition. The mutton trade was in a sluggish state. In pr.ecs we have no change to notice from those paid on this day se'nnight. The primest old Downs, in the wool, sold at from 4s. 2d. to 4s. 4d. out of the wool, 1 3s. "8d. to 3s. lOd. per 8 lbs. Lambs moved off slowly at from 6s: 43. to 6s. 6d. per 8 lbs. The supply was by no means large. The veal trade was in a very inactive state, and prices were quite 2d. per 8 lbs. lower than on Monday last. The sale for pigs was heavy. The quotations, however, were fairly supported. 1 •Priceper-stone of 8 lbs. (to sink the offal). X. d. S. <t. Inferior Beasts 2 6 to 2 S Second Quality. 2 10" 3 Oj Prime Large Oxen 3 2,, 3 4| Prime Scots 3 6„ 3 S| Large Coarse Calves 3 8,, 4 2 Prime Small ditto 4 4 4 8 Suckling Calves 18 0 27 0 Inferior Sheep 2 0 3 2 s, a, s. d. Second Quality Sheep, 3 4 to 3 8 Coarse-woolled ditto. 3 III" 4 0 Southdown Wether 4 2 4 4 Ditto, out of the wool.. — Large Hogs 3 2" 3 S Small Porkers 3 10" 4 2 Quarter old Pigs 16 0 21 0 Lambs —
BREAD. The prices of wheaten bread in the metropolis are from 7d. to 7 d. of household ditto, 5d. to 6 }d, per 41bs. loaf.
SEEDS. Clover seed is a very slow inquiry, and most kinds may be pur- chased on lower terms. Rapeseed, canary, and most other kinds of seeds are a dull sale. Cakes heavy, at the late decline. The stock of clover seed on the 5th inst. was 46,366 cwt. s. s. Turnip, White, per bushel. 11 to 12 Red and Green 11 12 Mustard, Brown 6 11 White. 8 12 Tares, new 7 8 Old 4 6 Canary, per quarter .100 120 Rye grass 20 21 Clover, Rt>d English, cwt. 32 5S White 32 43 Foreign Ked 30 41 White 30 42 Tjrefoil 13 19 Carraway 29 to ol Coriander 19 Hempseed, per quarter 32 84 Linseed, English Sowing 50 52 Crushing 38 40 Baltic 38 40 Odessa 38 42 Linseed Cake, per 1000— 08, 101, .5.. Foreign .61. 0s. 81, (I.. Rape Cakes, per ton 4t. 5s. 4t. Ins. R-ipeseed, per last 301, Os. 32 Os,
TALLOW. Since our last report this market has continued in a very inactive state, and prices have receded quite 3d. per cwt. The deliveries have been only 1,331 casks, the imports 51 ditto. This morninu P.Y.C. on the spot is quoted at 40s. 3d. to 40s. For forward deli- very next to nothing doing. Town tallow 41s. 6d. per cwt. nett cash forprinlC melted. Rough fat 2s. 3(d. ner 8 ]hs.
PROVISION MAHKET. The arrivals last week from Ireland were 150 firkins butter, and 390 bales bacon and from foreign ports, 7,490 casks butter. In the Irish butter market there was a seasonable amount of business transacted during the past week. The cold harsh weather helps the demand. Prices continue about the same. The best foreign further declined 10s. per cwt. In the bacon market there was rather more inquiry for choice fresh meat, and for such Is. per cwt. advance was obtained the- quantity offering for sale being very limited. ENGLISH BUTTER MARKKT.—Our supply of new butter is much on the increase. This continued cold weather as-iists us in the sale of old butter, but miserably low rates are accepted.
COLONIAL MARKETS. TUESDAY EVENING.—The quantity of Sugar offered in public sale to-day has not been large, and all found buyers at Friday's price, say, 3,000 bags Mauritius, low to fine yellow, 36s. 6d., 40s. 6d., the fine sorts least in demand. Bengal: 7,000 bags whitft" Benares, 40s., 41s. 6d.; and 100 casks Ceylon brown, 30s., 34s. 6d. 150 hhcls. West India sold in the private contract market, which is a small quantity. Refined firm, at last week's currency. Grocery lumps. 50s., 52s. 6d. Bengal molasses sold at 16s. 1 HA.—2,278 packages were brought to auction yesterday, chiefly comprising now seasons Greens from. the Caspar and Queen of Eng- land. Importers held for high prices; consequently, nearly the whole were bought in. Part, however, were subsequently disposed of by private treaty. 1,142 packages of Assam are declared for sale on lhursday, 5th April next. Coffee remains dull and inactive. There has not been a publiu sale to-day.
PONTYPRIDD.—MAR. 28. i. u. s. d. Wheat per bush. 5 0 to 7 6 Barley. 3 0 4 0 Oats „ 2 6 2 9 Beef per lb. 0 5 0 7 Slutton 0 5j 0 7 Veal 0 5 0 6 „ 'T' d. t. d. Pork per lb. 1) 7to Butter, Fresh. 10 — Do., Salt i 0 8J i) lit Cheese. Potatoes .per qttar. 0 7 —
CARMARTHEN.-MAit. 24. Our corn-market is nearly the same as last week; prices as follows- s. d. s. d. Wheat per Imp. Win. 5 3 to 5 11 Barley „ 3 4 3 6 Oats „ 1 6 1 10 Beef per lb. 0 4, £ 0 7 Mutton. 0 5 0 7 Veal 0 3 0 6 Pork „ 0 4t 0 4 J Tallow 0 3^ 0 4 Butter 0 7; 0 7.1 s. d. a. d. Cow Hides per lb. o I Turkeys .each — — Geese Ducks 1 3 16 Fo,-Is 1 0 1 -2 Cheese .per cwt. 22 0 it 6 Eggs 5 for 0 2 Potatoes 7 lbs. for 0 6 Plants for setting, 120 0 5 0 6
IIAVER FORD WE ST.-M An. 24.
IIAVER FORD WE ST.-M An. 24. s, d, s. d. Wheat per bush. 4 9 to 5 6 Barley 11 2 10 3 6 Beef I)et- lb. 0 41 0 6 Mutton. —' Pork „ 0 5 0 5} Butter 0 9| Oil 8. d. g. d. Fowls each 0 10 to I (I Ducks 11 13 i s Turkeys 3 0 3 Eggs 5 for 0 2 Potatoes .per gall. 1 6
ABERYSTWYTH.—MAR. 26. s. a. s. a. Wheat, New per biish, 6 3 to 7 6 Do., Old „ — Barley, New 4 2 4 8 Do., Old. „ — Oats „ 2 6 3 0 liaef per lb.04106 Mutton 0 6 0 7 Veal „ 0 5 0 6 Pork .0 5 6 8. d. s. Ú Bacon v j, o s *0 <* » Butter, Fresh. „ 0 1) — Do., Salt „ 0 7} 0 S Geese each — Turkeys — Fowls .per couple 1 2 18 Ducks 11 Fresh Oysters, per 120 2 0
SWANSEA.—MAK. 24. s, d. s. d. Wheat .per bush, fi 0 to 7 2 Barley „ 3 8 4 6 Oats „ 2 0 3 4 Beef, prime (siytk of.) lb. 0 5t Good 0 5 — Inferior 0 4 Glutton, prime 0 6 — Good 0 5} — Inferior „ 0 41 — Lamb, prime" Good — Inferior Yeal, prime" 0 61 — Good 0 6 — Inferior 0 41 — Pork, prime" 0 5t — s. d. 4. d. Pork, Good (sink off.) lb. 0 5 to — Inferior" 0 4t Butter, Fresh (19 oz.) 1 2 14 Do., Salt, in cask ib. 0 81 0 9 Skim-milk Clicese 0 3 0 31 Do., New Chickens .per fiouple 18 2 in Ducks 2 6 3 8 Geese .each 2 8 4 i Turkeys 3 6 4 C Carrots .per cwt. 3 0 4 » Turnips. „ I f; — Eggs 6 to 8 for 0 6 Potatoes, 6 to 8 lbs for 0 fi Onions .per lb. 0 1
MRTLJI On the 20th inst., the wife of Mr. John Aubrey, grocer, Angel-street. Cur- liff, of a daughter. On the 22nd inst., at Eaglesbush Cottage, near Swansea, the wife of Alt. Jeorge Penrose, of a still-born son. On the 24ch inst., the wife of Mr. David Ingram, grocer, Newport, Mon. nouthshire, of a son. r On the 25th inst., the wife of Mr. E. G. Powell, chemist, &c., CustIo-strcet. Swansea, of a son. --},1 Blarriitgrs. 1 On the 9th inst., at the Independent chapel, RosemarKct, Pembrorceshire >y the Rev. Pugh, Mr. Thomas Jones, shipwright in her Majcstv's dOCK- ,'ard, PembroKc dOCK, to Miss Jane Davies, only daughter of the late Mr folm Davies of the same place. On the 17th last., at the Welsh Baptist chapel, Newport, Mr. Wm. Wil- iams, of Mynyddyslwyn, to Miss Rachel Davies, of Bedwas. On the 18th inst., at the Tabernacle chapel, Newport, Mr. George Dowdall :0 Miss Elizabeth liebecca Wallace, both of Newport. On the 19th inst., at the Register office, Newport, Mr. John Roger* rhomvts, Newport, to Miss Fanny Sarnh Jones, of Caerleon. On the 21st inst., àtRamoth Baptist Chapel, Cowbridge, by the Rev. Jbtam- Evans, Mr. Thomas Williams, of Flemingstone in this county, to MiM Thomas daughter of Mr. Win. Thomas, farmer, Brocastle. On the 22nd inst., at the cathedral church, Llandaff, by the Rev. T Edmondes, M.A., Joseph, eldest son of James BucKtou, Esq., Chapelaler, near Leeds, to Catherine Mary, second daughter ofJ.M. Williams, ESj., Brid gend,, and niece of Walter Coitin, Esq., Ifayor of Cardiff. On the 22nd inst., at Nebo chapel, Hirwain, bv the Rev. Wm Williams in the presence of Mr D. Lewis, registrar, Merthvr, Mr. Daniel Jones to Miss Ann Jenkins. On' the 24th inst., at Zoar chapel, Merthyr, in the presence of Mr. D. Lewis, registrar, Merthyr, Mr. John Parry to Miss Eilssabeth Rees. On the 23rd inst., at Silo chapel, Abercanned, by the llev. Richard Johtil, in the presence of Mr. D. Lewis, registrar, Merthyr, Mr. Morgan Joseph to Mrs. Mary Lewis. Dentjis. Oil the IGth inst., aged three years and nine months, Charles John, youngest son of It. B. Pratt, silversmith, Haverfordwest. On the 20th inst., at an advanced age, the Rev. R. Williams, vicar of Pyle and Kenfig, On the 20th inst., at Hakin, Milford Haven, aged 13, Emma Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. T. J. Lewis. On the 22tid inst., at Limerick, after an attack of only eight hours' illness of the cholera, Capt. Wm. Thomas, of the schooner Eiizabeth Ann, of Aber- ystwith, aged 51. The deceased was highly esteemed, and was for manr, years a faithful member of the Welsh Independent congregation at Abea vst- with. On the 25th inst., aged 49, Mr. David Preece, Treos, near Bridgend, for many years bailiff under the Cowbridge attorneys. On the 25th inst., aged 30, Mr. Thos. Hopkins, for many years book-Keepoc at Pcnydarran Iron-worxs. On the 21)th inst., aged 8 years, Evan Lewis, youngest son of Mr. Robert Roberts, printer, DuKe-street, Cardiff. On the 27th inst" at Abcrystwith, James Wall, Esq., paymaster to thtt Cwmvstwith Mine Company. He was justly beloved by all who Knew him. Lately at Neath, after a very short illness of two days, Mr. Thomas Owen. for several years one of the police officers of that borough. Lately, at the Railway Hotel, Merthyr, aged 58, Mis. Alice Jones, widow of the late Mr. Abraham Jones, deeply regretted by her family and a large circle of friends Printed and Published by DAVID EVANS, at his office, No. 7, North-Street (near the Savings Bank), in the town of Cardiff, in the parish of 9t. Jotui the Baptist, Glamorganshire. Friday, March the 30th, 1819. -1
HOPS. BOROUGH, MONDAY.—Although only a moderate business is doing in the best kinds of hops, such descriptions are steady, at full rates of currency. The inferior qualities are dull in the extreme, and almost nominal in value. Sussex Pockets 44s. to 60s. Weald of Kents. -52s. to 68s. East Keats G3s. to 108*.
WOOL MARKET. The imports of wool into London last week were confined to 298 bales from Hamburgh, 8 ditto from Rotterdam, and 107 ditto from, the Cape. The private contract market is rather scantily supplied with other kinds of wool, especially the finer sorts of colonial, while the general demand is steady, at fully the late advance in the quotations. The manufacturing district accounts are favourable a* regards this market yet we see very little prospect of any further advance in prices.
LIVERPOOL COItN EXCHANGE.
LIVERPOOL COItN EXCHANGE. TUESDAY.—At this day's market there was a good attendance of country buyers, but only a moderate demand was experienced for wheat, at about the prices of this day week. Oats and oatmeal met with a slow sale, without change in value. English barley and peas were Is. per quarter lower, but Egyp- tian beans fetched 6d. per quarter more money. A fair amount of business was done in barrel flour at 23s. 6d. per barrel for Western Canal. Sack flour was not inquired for In yellow Indian corn an advance of la. per quarter must noted, which tended to check sales, but we do not alter our quota- tion for white. Indian meal was nesrlected.
MERTHYR.—MAK. 24. s. d. s. d. Mutton per lb. 0 6 to 0 6| 13 eef 0 5 0 7 Pork 0 6 0 61 Veal 0 6 0 7 Geese. Di-ied Saliuon — — Haeon 0 6 0 91 Onions (I I Butter, Fresh 11 12 Do., Silt 0 9 0 gi s. d. S. d, Skimmed Cheese peril. 0 3 to 0 3A Caerphilly n Single Glo'ster Double" „ Ducks per couple Apples per 100 2 0 4 0 Potatoes bib. for 0 6 Kggs 10 to 12 for 0 6 Parsnips 8 lbs. for 0 6 Oranges per doz. 1 0