HOUDE OF COMMONS.—TUKSDAY, APRIL 3. THE RATE-IN-AID. The adjourned debate on the"second reading of this bill occupied nearly the whole of die evening. Several hoa. members delivered themselves of their opinion, after which the House divided- For the second reading 193 Against it 138 Majority 55
SUNDAY TRAVELLING. Mr. LOCK moved for LMVJ to bring in a bill to secure to the public Ull 6a.iday.-i a limited and reasonable use of railways which Was opposed by Mr. FORBES. Mr. LAa-jccHatiE. had great doubt whether it was expedient or right to pas^ such a compulsory measure with reference to Scotland, but thought it would be uiigraciom to reject the motion. After a discussion of some length, a division took place, when the motion was carried by 58 to 20. The House adjourned at two o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY, APKIL 4. The Speaker took the chair at twelve o clock. Several bills were advanced a stage, after which the House a-i- j'xirne i at live o'clock until..Monday, the 16th ot April.
To be Said by Private Contract. ONE-SIXTEENTH! PART or SHARE of the Brig ALICE, of Fishguard, now lying at Miitord. Apply to Mr. THOMAS LE WIS, Solicitor. Narberth. TOWN OF CARDIFF. I ELIGIBLE INVESTMENT for CAPITALISTS.—1^ALE of j ]j LEASEHOLD HOUSES, in the most thriving localities and g-rttest; thoroughfares in the town. MR. MATIKS HAS THE HONOUR TO IJfFO llil THE PUBLIC, THAT UP. WILL Submit for Competition by Public Auction, at the ALBION INN, BUTK-STKBKT, Oil MONDAY, APIUL 16, V U, subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced, ai. those Tliraa Substantial Woil-Euilt Houses, N H. 47, 48, and 49, situate North-East end of Bute-street, held u.tiler a lease of 93 years, 77 of which are unexpired, at a ground- rent of only Is. fo,)t, the present very low rental producing £ 55 per aanuin. No ,i7-cimtai!lS Two Parlours, Kitchen, Hack ditto, Two Front Bedrooms. One Back ditto, Two Garrets, Yard, CUi-leu, No. 48, Shop, Parlour, Kitchen, Back ditto, Two Bedrooms, Oae lhck ditto, Two Garrets, Yard, Garden, I'.taip, and Carpenter's Shop at the back, producing a rental of £ ? per annum. No. 49, Shop, Parlour, Two Front Bedrooms, Oae Back ditto, Kitchen, Back ditto, Yard, Garden, Pump, and a" conveniences. The frontage of each house is near 20 fecc— ci near 100 feet, and capable of va*t improvements at the back Oi the Premises for Stores, being so contiguous to the Docks, and eonveatent for shipments the whole forming one of the most a rautageous opportunities that ctti possibly be offered iLl the: town bc- ill Yedtmcllt of capita!. Sale to commence precisely at three o'clock. THE WESLEY AN TIMES. ONE of the LARGEST NEWSPAPERS published. Price -ict or os. 3d. per quarter, it advance. the WESLEY AN TiMES is now the leading and lllOilt widely- ,e alated Weslevan Journal published. Its columns are cliarae- ti- by talent and vigour. For the advocacy of Civil and Reli- c!. gious Freedom, Parliamentary Intelligence, Foreign and Domestic N-wj. and Commercial and Trade Reports, as a Weekly News- p uer it stmd, ullrinlli.,d. As a vVesleyan, Religious, and family it is especially interesting neither labour nor expense are soircd to render it in every respect the worthy representative of the large and influential body whose name it bears. As this is the C -•umenccniont of a new qaarter, a favourable opportunity is pre- sented for becoming subscribers. The WESLEYAN TIM WS, being published for delivery throughout the kingdom on Tuesday morning, contains reports of th* Mark-lane, Smithfield, and other Markets on Monday. Office, Ex,t Temple Chambers, Whitefriars-street, Fleet-street, to which p .v/e orders should be sent direct. It may also be had of all ni.ws\erulers. GOOD HEWS FOR HuSBA.NDS, V \rASIIING-I)AY is the day most dreaded in the domestic if calendar. By some is its advent regarded with ghastly ho.vor; and where's the man who would not giadiy rid himself of snJia necessary nuisance ? Intolerable as arc reputed to be those and mighty things called curtain lec.ures,' not one poor w' :ht, we feel convinced, but would rather sustain a score of them th it, bear the infinitesimal woes of a washing-day. A domestic Lethe has therefore lo.ij* been a desideratum, but we rejoice to say is now act.ii.ianle. To Mr. ilAtlPER T A Ei_/VE1R.EES is due tlh" honour and the emolument of this discovery, the greatest won- der of this wondrous age. Woman-kind will laud him for it, and m-*ii bestow o.i him their benisons. But what is itinquires the re a er. We'll tell vou—-not wherein the discovery consists, but— wo. it Mr. Tweivetrees has discovered. He has eifected i do,-iie,tic re 'tioti; Que,-n Scrub is deposed, and a Republic of Soap-suds holds sway. Incredible as it may appear, a six weeks' wash may fte accomplished before breakfast, for icss than sixpence, without th.* aid fit' a washerwoman 'Pshaw! it's all moonshine -Mr. Harper is a visionary—an enthusiast.' He is neither although, we .ieknowled.,a', we aid at one period form a similar estimate of his character. Don't condemn the man unheard. In our establisii- liu-ot his '([li»\'t:on' have been tollowed, and his process tried. And a most >i nolo process it is, and eminently economical aim ex- peditions. Xii rubbing Íc, l'c'qttÍJ'd at the tub,' nor a tith' of the usual time. The linen is rendered of virgin whiteness, and not in the lea-t deteriorated. The process has also been tested in the fa.ily of a gentleman whom we rank among our and he m'onoan:'c< it a positive blessing to iliat portion oi frai-I humanity wht'h, like hi nseif, ha. long been occupied in explorations for a beuedietiae El Dorado, where washing-days are unknown. As many of our readers will naturally desiiv to obtain the Directions,' we print the a Idressoi th.; author,—' oir. Harper lwelvetrees, 14, New Miilman-street. Foundling Hospital, London,' of wh an they may be procured. The cost is a mere triti.-—■ one-and-thirty pn-tuge stamps—the intrinsic value being inestimable. We shall he htppy to furnish any-further inforuiation that may be required on flu subject of this washing wHlder-that is, any particulars not a knowledge of tietai's for who would be so unjust, so calonis, as to deprive die inventor of any portion of the emolument he is entitle to derive from his truly ingenious discovery ? Gw-.rnifiy Comet, March 5, 1849. T > be had of all b lokse-lers, price 2s. 6d. TO COItHESPOXDi'j.N'TS. (Merthyr).—Your letter will appear next week. -;t,-rs of Merthyr. We should exceed our province if we inserted the letter, and would therefore recommend him to send it to the Diwjjiwr or The report from Cardigm, purporting to be that of the exami- nation of the parish clerk b fore the magistrates oii -t certain charge, is nnauthenticated, and for that reason we cannot insert It. ALEXIXOEIT BOYLE."—" Halbert's Essay all Human Rights, and their Political Guarantees." IxtiUIRHR."—Yes. GF.ORGE WILLIAMS" (Cardiff).—We shall consider your" de- monstrations" relative to the appointment ot officers at the Cardiit Union when we receive them. The letter of E. W. DAVID, Esq. is crowded out. __r
TO QUIt SUSSCIlIBEltS. ANOTHER quarter's subscription is now due. On our books we have a number of names yet in arrears with respect to previous quarters. It is quite impossible for us to bring out -his journal with credit and comfort to ourselves unless our supporters pay their subscriptions promptly. We trust, therefore, that oar friends will, during the ensuing week, (•end the amount due to us. We have not an unlimited mpital at our command, otherwise we might bear with a little laxity in payment. Our all is invested in this journal hut it is not enough unless our friends really make it a C, pjirtt of duty to pay their subscriptions immediately when they become duo. We strive to deserve success, and with singleness of purpose devote ourselves to the dissemina- tion of the great principles of Welsh Nonconformity. In return, it is not too much to expect a little consideration. support accorded to us hitherto has been most cordial; jbut cardiality of support alone will not pay the printers. We wnu d then most respectfully urge upon all our friends the importance of promptly paying what they owe us.
THE WAIIS. THE clash of arms is on every side resounding. Amongst the mountains of North Italy, and in the beautiful South. In Hungary, the Caucasus, Sleswick and Holstein, India and La Plata. To the sword nations continue to appeal as the best arbiter of their differences. On the banks of the Ticino the monarch of the iron crown has been humiliated by the prowess of the arms, or the influence of the gold, of the Austrian General. Charles Z, Albert, King of Sardinia, has fallen. The sword which he wielded in past engagements with so much energy and suc- cess has broken in his grasp. Yesterday," in the pride of place," he was at the head of his cohorts, high with the hope of destroying the accursed yoke of Austrian domination in Italy. To-day, having met the enemy on the battle field-at Novarra, he retires, abdicates his throne, and leaves, the proud Austrian to dictate conditions of peace under the walls of his capital. Our sympathies are with the fallen monarch, not that his cause was altogether a just one, but because it was juster than that of the tyrant power he op- posed. He had no right to appeal to the sword, but he chose to do so, and has paid the penalty. The result of his rashness will be greatly felt in Italy. The projects of those who really seek the regeneration of that fair land will be impeded. The hated Bourbon who rules Naples with a rod of iron will now be sterner in his exactions and more deter- mined in his iniquitous contest with the brave Sicilians. The blasphemer, who, though he assumes to be the vicar of Christ, is now at Gaeta plotting against the righteous liber- ties of the people of Rome, will be quickened in his desires, by the aid of mercenary bayonets to trample them under foot. We trust, however, that these machinations will be thwarted, and that those who rely upon the sword will perish by the sword. Strong are our hopes for the freedom of Italy. A spirit has been awakened which no arms can subdue. The beautiful visions of the poets will yet be real- ised. As one nation, she will become as great as she is beautiful. The brave Hungarians have had a series of victories over their oppressors. They have fought with desperation,and men in such a mood must always conquer. Windischgratz and Jellachich, flushed with their victory at Vienna, dashed into the plains of Hungary, and were, according to the accounts we were daily receiving, likely to drive all before them. They have, however, been brought to a dead halt, and it is more than likely that they must eventually give way before those who fight for their wives, their children, and their country. In the Caucasus, the Russian soldier is still employed ill the almost hopeless task of subduing its warlike inha-" bitants. For years have they been so employed. Numerous are the barbarities that have been practised, but still there is no likelihood of the Circassian giving way to the Cossack. Between the Danes and the Prussians there is little hope of peace. The armistice would cease on the 2nd of April. Wehave notyetheard that hostilities has commenced, but still from the great preparations that have been making at Copen- hagen, and the Prussian ports in the Baltic, we have little doubt indeed but that the quarrel will again come to blows. The King of Prussia, who ere this wears what has been long the highest object of his ambi'.ion, the imperial diadem of Germany, will not deem it consistent with his new ac quired dignity in any way to succumb, and the Danes will be too proud to give way until forced to by the fortune of war. are the lives, it is probable, that will be sacri. ficed, and this too in a cause as little concerning the true Interests of the people over whom the hostile monarchs sway as it docs the inhabitants of the moon. "The glorious news" from the Punjab, which we give in another place, shows the invincibility of British arms. Shere Singh w:th his warlike bands have been utterly routed. But there is no sign of the conclusion of the war. The Prince of the Peshawua, it appears, has been secretly supporting the Sikhs in their resistance, and this will serve for a pretence for further fighting. India is considered as the brightest jewel in the British Crown. Our opinion is( that its history is one of crime, and that India is our greatest disgrace. What have we done in India, since its destinies were put into our hands, to elevate the people, and to culti- vate in them the arts of peace? Next to nothing. We have taught them war, and naught else. What business have we to enter the territories of others, upon the pretence that we require to do so in order to prevent any attack that may be made upon us? None whatever. And yet these are the excuses we make in India for marching our troops into states that do not belong to us, but which, after we get into them, somehow or other, very frequently become ours in name or ours by protection. There is not a difference now being decided by the sword at some of which we have glanced above, that might not have been altogether prevented or settled with greater satis- faction to the parties really injured, and more in unison with the right, by arbitration. We hail the efforts of the committee of ihe Peace Con- gress" to establish this principle a sa mode of settling na tional differences, and trust that their efforts may be abun- dantly successful.
THE RATE IN AID. MR. BRIGHT, in his brilliant speech on the second reading of the It.:tte-in-,iid bill, gave some tremendous home- thrusts to Lord John Russell. He accused the little lord of utter incompetency to deal with Ireland, and asked with most hitter sarcasm what measures had been proposed in order to better her condition, so that she may be enabled to meet at any future time the calamities that may befall her without being, ns she had been, dependent upon the charity of the world. What will t]w people of other countries think of us when they find that we have done nothing Lord John Russell's panacea for Ireland is simply a vote of money. Are the Irish to be always treated thus? Are they to be taught to feel themselves a nation of beggars ? Is money to be the only remedy ? Is British rule to consist entirely of soldiers to kill and taxes to keep alive? Away with the pettifogger, and let him give way to some real statesman who will grapple with the true question and try to settle it. Ireland needs a broad and substantial system of legislation. The time i come for a change. The people of this country will not stand it much longer. The Irish Church establishment must be broken up. That portion of its revenue which is national property must be devoted to national purposes. Religion must then shift for itself. Do- mestic industry must be encouraged. Internal modes of com- munication must be improved. The land must be redeemed from the thraldom of a noli-resident and beggarly aristo- cracy. A larger circulating medium must be established. These are but a few dottings of what Ireland needs, and without which, legislate as we please, she will continue de- graded, her people a race of beggars, and a drag upon the cnergicsof England.
JOHN NICHOLAS LVCAS, Eq., of Stoufhall, has been ap- pointed by our Lord Lieutenant, Lieutenant-Colonel in the ItoN-al Oliiiiorgaii Light Infantry Militia, rice, Thomntl Smith, Esquire, deceased.- Sir Charles Moigan, Baronet, of Tredegar Pari, has also been appointed Major in the same regiment.
CARDIFF. THE GUARDIAN, AND THE CARDIFF STREET COMMISSIONERS. We scarcely expected, after the vrell-merited castigation bestowed upon it at the last general meeting of the Commis- sioners, by the gentlemen whom it had previously attacked, and after the seeming condemnation it then received from its own party, that the Guardian would have so soon reiterated its vile calumnies. Last week, however, The creature was at his dirty work again. ,y The mere mouth-piece of a party," as our contempo- rary has been prettily termed, should take care that it teaches not the use of a dialect which may be turned with tenfold force against, that party; it should take care that its leading articles, whencesoever they emanate, whether from brain of a lawyer by profession, or the vacant skull of an editor by hire, do not, in attacking others, expose its own camp where most vulnerable. Had the fawning sycophant the slightest dis- cretion, he would never tempt a discussion as to the real merits of those he would unduly extol, by depreciating the character of men as upright, as honourable, and as universally esteemed, to say the least, as they. What has the gentleman, described by the Guardian in a recent article as one whose name is connected with everything that is good," done more than the men who in the same article it has traduced ? Taking his means into account, wherein does lie excel others ? Connected with what good is he in which hundreds of others do not share ? But we forget, in connectedness with all good things civic, sinecures, situations, power, and patronage, to him all must yield the palm. We are more disgusted than ever with the Street Commis- sioners. The puerility and irregularity of their proceedings can have no parallel. It is time that they were cashiered. The proceedings of their last meeting, were most extraordinary. On the motion of the town clerk, they resolved to send the plans that had been sent in for draining the town, in competition for the premium of £150 to be awarded to the best, to gentlemen in London for adjudication, one of whom is, we believe, related to a partner,or a latepartner,of one of the competitors, aud to whom that same competitor refers as one who approves of the system he has propounded. We would not utter one word against the professional ability of those gentlemen, but we do say the course adopted in sending the plans to men known to be biassed in favour of one system is most preposterous, and entirely unfair to the rest of the competitors. Hut how was this vote obtained ? Why, by a quibble and a quirk, and by the agencies of men who never go to a meeting but to vote at the voice of a fugleman. At a previous meeting the Commissioners had de- termined, in opposition to a similar proposition that the committee they had appointed should decide this question. In the commit- tee, however, there was no hope that such a proposition could be carried, and therefore it was expedient to make the proposition again to the whole body of the Commissioners, who, good- natured souls, are always to be managed. It was made, and at the last meeting the .decision of the previous meeting was reversed. Thus the Commissioners were induced to stultify themselves and to insult the committee they had nominated. We know it was asserted upon the ipse dixit of the town clerk, that owing to the secession of two of its members, the commit- tee, being constituted without a quorum, was therefore defunct; -but as we are no believers in the infallibility of our town clerk, we must be forgiven if we doubt the soundness of his assertion. JVhat is the object of having a committee with a quorum ? Why simply to prevent the committee from acting with the concurrence of too few of its members on the one hand, and to prevent on the other the possibility of their business being retarded on account of their inability regularly to get a majority of the committee together. We therefore, without going into the argument, contend in contradiction to the town clerk that the secession of two members from a committee of five, although constituted without a quorum, does not in any way destroy that committee, nor invalidate its decisions. The asser- tion is a mere lawyer's quibble and pretence; a show of argu- ment in support of a manifest irregularity, without which a majority of even Cardiff Commissioners could not have been found servile enough to pass the resolution. But what are commissioners for, if not to follow the leader"—to vote "ad nutllln et ad tempus!" The Guardian has undertaken to prove the town clerk's dictum to be correct. We await his proo s. In the meantime we leave him to the tender mercies of Mr. Reece, who, in his most complete and settling answer to the Guardian inserted in that paper last week, shows that the dictum is neither correct in fact nor in law. We have said it is high time the Commissioners were cashiered. We repeat it. No other body of men would have allowed our town to be so long disgracefully mismanaged. No other set of men would have allowed their funds to be so longj squandered by an incompetent and ignorant surveyor; nor; would they submit to charges for gas so far beyond its real value, 'and so much more than what is paid by other towns. It is full time then that this state of things should be altered. On this account we rejoice that efforts are making for getting rid of the Street Commissioners, and for putting the town under the provisions of the Public Health Act. IVe do not altogether approve of that Act, but still it will be the means of emanci- pating the town from the thraldom in which it is now held. The power to do evil will, at all events, be taken from a body of irresponsible men, and given to those who in some measure will be amenable to the public. The abolition of the perpetual chairmanship, which in this as well as most other cases is a perpetual misfortune, will not be the least adv antage gained by the substitution. With respect to the misunderstanding existing between the members of the committee upon which the Guardian animad- verts, we say distinctly that the case has been grossly and intentionally unrepresented. It is not" an admitted tact that by a unanimous resolution oj the committee the plans were decided to be sent" to gentlemen in London for examination. The resolution of the committee was, not that the plans should be sent-, but that Mr. Coliin should write to see whether the gentlemen who had been named would undertake the examina- tion; and the understanding was, as it has been proved by a majority of the committee, that if upon the receipt of an answer from Loudon it was still auvisable to lorwaid the plans then they should be sent, together with a statement drawn up by the committee, but written by the clerk, for the purpose of guiding the judgment of the examiners. And it was because one of the committee, arrogating to himself a power never entrusted to him, took upon himself to order the plans to London without acquainting the other members of the committee with the terms upon which they were to be examined, and without the written statement it was understood should accompany them, that a majority of the committee stepped forward to prevent the plan being so sent until another meeting of the committee had been held; thus, too mildly, we think, resenting "so direct an insult to the other members of the committee behind whose backs that proceeding was taken. In conclusion we would ask, why was the time for sending in plans extended from the 25tli of January to the 1 lith of February on the authority of the chairman alone ? Was it not improper, irregular, and most unjustifiable:" Surely "for such unusual and extraordinary conduct, some motives, doubt- less, existed." What were they ? The Gvanlian, who is so apt to construe motives, will perhaps be able to tell us. By way of making him do so truly we would suggest another query, whether it is not a fact that the time for sending in the plahs was extended for the coiivuiiieiice of one only of the- com- petitors, that one whose plan the chairman had from the begin- uin"' expressed his preference for, and that one to whose friend the"Commissioners, with an obeisance and self-immolation worth v of their renown, have determined to send the plans for adjudication. ■-■We are pleased to hear that the petition for extending the operation of the Health of Towns Act to Cardiff, has received upwards of three hundred signatures of most respectable men. Aniono-st th'un are the names of at least twenty Street Com- missioners and every medical man in town but one. The fate of the Street Commissioners is therefore ended. We are trIad of it, because there will he some hope that for the future we shall have fewer exhibitions of puerility and folly in the conduct of public affairs, and loss inclination in men ciected to offices of public trust, to follow the leader" who is so often lost in the mazes of his own tautology, and bewildered by his passion. CARDIFF UNIOX.—We understand that Mr. John Bat- ehelor has been appointed one of the guardians for the town of Cardiff, without opposition, in the room of Mr. B- Mat- thews resigned. THE TAI-T VALr; RAILWAY.—We have GREAT pleasure in subjoining all extract from a leader in the Jlai/irai/ Gazette, upon the present position and prospee s of this excellent line. We concur in the main with the whole of that article. There is not, we believe, a line of railway in the kingdom that at present stands more solidly, and whose prospects are more flourishing. It must ever be a paying line, notwith- standing the large outlay that has been made. Its con- nexion with the Bute Docks, and the almost impossibility of its having any competing line, insures this. The facilities its shipping appai at us and builust cranes OIl the East branch give to trade are not excelled anywhere. With a steady hand to manage, there is no fear of the shareholders having a six per cent dividend at least in perpetuity. Our contem- porary says:— "We hav(-, for a considerable time past, had a very good opinion of the Taff Vale line. It has always appeared to us, that the undertaking must command a very large comparative traffic ex- clusively, and that many circumstances were telling strongiy in favour of a future considerable increase to that traffic. The last half-yearly report appears to us fully to bear out our views. The traffic has suffered from general causes in one direction—but to counterbalance this, it has expanded in another direction. The traffic dependent OIl the foreign trade has, of course, fallen off, but the coasting trade traffic has increased. It may, therefore, be pred;cated of this line, that should cotitiiietilii disturbances again arise, the traffic will not be seriously diminished. The net receipts, from 1 he revenue would have affoided a dividend of nearly 7 per ii", hot it was considered advisable, in place of distributing the whole of the surplus among the shareholders, to carry a bum of nearly £ 750 to the depreciation fund. Altogether the affairs of this company wear a healthy and bustling aspect, which must be very satisfactory to the shareholders. Another peculiarity of this company and worthy of especial notice, now so much attention is directed to the auditing of railway accounts, is, that the accounts have always been audited by a professional public accountant paid for his services, a great improvement on the common mode. We think the shares of this company offer a fair return to the investor, and this is our main reason at this moment for refening to the position of the company, and for calling attention to the few ob- servations which we have thought it right to make." THE QUEEN has been pleased to grant unto Francis Ed- wardes Leach, of Torquay, in the county of Devon, and of Kilybebyll Place, in the county of Glamorgan, Esquire, in the Commission of the Peace for the last-named county., her royal license and authority, that he and his issue may, in compliance with a proviso contained in the last will and testament of Jane Bassett, late of Haverfordwest, in the county of Pembroke, widow, deceased, take, and henceforth use, the surname of Lloyd, instead of that of Leach. And also to command that the said royal concession and declara- tion be recorded in her Majesty's College of Arms, otherwise to be void and of none effect. CARDIFF ATHENAEUM.—Professor Whewell has presented this institution with his "Elements of Morality," splendidly got up, in two volumes. Also, the edition of the English Hexameter translations from Sehilier, Goethe, Homer, Cal- linus, and Meleager, in one volume. AN inquest was held, on the 31st ultimo, at the Dawlais Inn, on the Bute Docks, before 11. Lewis Reece, Esq., on the body of John Mintorn, aged 17, belonging to the Roebuck, of Weston-super-Mare, who was accidentally drowned while taking a rope to make fast to another vessel, in the Bute Dock, on Friday night last. His father, who is a hand on board, missed his son, and in about twenty minutes found him in the water quite dead. The jury re.urnecl a verdict of "Accidentally drowned."
NEWPORT. POLICE COURT, MONDAY, APRIL 2.-(Before the Mayor and T. Hughes, Esqrs.) Thomas Harris was charged with assaulting Richard Thissey on Saturday evening. Fined 10s. and costs. Robert Sullivan stood charged with having, on Thursday night last, assaulted and most brutally treated one Jane Kacey, who lives in friar's field. Fined 40s. and costs, and in default of pay- ment to two months' imprisonment. Hugh Price and Thomns Roberts were sever ely charged with stealing a coat. It appeared that the prisoners went to Mr. Boro- man's house on Monday last, and wanted to sell him a coat. Mr. Boroman thinking it to have been stolen, gave information at the police station the same evening. Prisoners were apprehended on Wednesday by P.C. Hopkins. Case dismissed. Ellen Mahoney was charged by Mr. Salter, relieving officer, with having several times rpplied to him for relief, stating that she had nothing to get food he gave her a ticket each time to go to the Refuge. Mrs. Huxtable stated the prisoner came the fourth time to the Refuge, when she searched hear and found 4s. tiel. about her. The prisoner also stated that she had a sick daughter but there was nothing the matter with her. Committed to Usk for fourteen days for vagrancy, and the money forfeited to the common union fund. L'dward Webster was charged with obtaining goods under falsa pretences from Mr. Garrett, druggist. The prisoner obtained the goods in October in the name of Job Rees, a wheelwright, living at LaniTmrtin, who it seemed had made a. eonripromUe •»itu Mr, Garrett when the bills were sent in. John JJaoies wns charged with stealing clothes, the pronerty of one Hughes. Committed to take his trial for larceny. CATTLE MAUKF.T, WEDNESDAY, APBlL 4TH.—This market was better supplied with stock this week than last, and prices upon the whole similar. We noticed some fine beasts, and several pens of sheep of good quality. Prices,—Beef, 4 ,d. to 5^. per lb. mut- ton, 5d. to 6d. calves, 6d. to ti.'d.; pork, 8s. 6d. to 9s. 6d. per score shipping price of beef, £2 4s. to £ 2 6s. per cwt. MONMOUTHSHIRE RAILWAY.— WE trust the difference now pCtlding bdweell the Canal Company and their freighters is about, being settled. Captain Simmonds, who is engaged by the Board" of Trade, lately inspected and examined the different departments from which the dispute arises. At a meeting of the directors ind freighters h, Id this week at th" Canal office, Capt. Simmonds at- tended, and every hope is entertained that this vexatious question will be settled salisf-ctorily 10 both parties. The model waggon was tried on the tramroad. Several of the directors were present attended by Capt. Simmonds, Mr. Haidie, Mr. Barber, and I Colson, C. E.
SWANSEA- ITR. GEQRGE THOMAS AND THE PAVING COMMISSIONERS.^« During the last few days an active canvass has taken plac;e amongst some of the professional gentlemen of this town, for the situation of Clerk to the Paving and Lighting Commissioners, ur consequence of the expected resignation of Mr. Geotge 'I hoinas. It will lie seen by our report of the last two meetings, that, owing to the non-attendance of the clerk, the office was declard vacant. During the sitting it transpired that various sums of monthly pay- ments. amounting to about jE200, had been received, from tha slau liter-house lettings. by Mr. Thomas, and not accounted for to the treasurer. Upon that disclosure being made a committet: was appointed to investigate the matter, and to adopt such means as might be deemed expedient. The sittings of the committee were private but we understand the result to be the issuing of a warrant for the apprehension of Mr. Thomas. After much -dis- cus-ion the committee ultimately engaged Mr. J. R. Tripp a.3 their solicitor in this very serious matter. At a late hour last evening we were informed that Mr Thomas was at that time in custody.— Cambrian.
CWMAVON. Suicim; OF MR. T. L. EVANS.—A respectable family in this place has been plunged into the deepest affliction by the suinide of Mr. T. L. Evans, for many years in the employ of the English Copper Company. The unfortunate gentleman had been for some months past labouring under the heaviest calamity human nature is subject to-i-nel-,incholy insanity. On Saturday morning his keeper left him in bed, and went down stairs for a few minutes only, and upon returning to the bed-room was horror-struck to find his patient sitting on the floor with his throat cut, and the razor closed in his hand. Medical aid was promptly procured, but proved unavailing--the vita! spark had fled. How he pro- cured the razor is at present enveloped in mystery, as the persou. who had the charge of him carefully placed his razors under locll and key.. An inquest was held on the body the same day, and ;t verdict in accordance with the facts returned. The deceased universally respected. —Swansea Herald,
> GLAMORGANSHIRE EASTER QUARTER SESSIONS. These sessions were held at Cowbridge, on Tuesday and Wednesday last, before a full bench of magistrates. Among the magistrates present we observed C. It. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P., and Lord Lieutenant of the county; Robert Boteler, Esq., High Slici-iff of the county It. Nieboll Carne, Esq., Sir George Tyler, T. W. Booker, Esq., Walter Coffin,- Esq., J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., T. Edward Thomas, Esq., John llomfray, Esq., P. F. Jenner, Esq., Captaiu Hewitt, G. Llewellyn, Esq., W. Llewcllyn, Esq., II. Eranklen, Esq., M. P. Trahernt>, Esq., Captain Lindsay, Dr. Salmon, Revs. C. Knight, J. Harding, It. T. Tyler, R. Knight, E. Morgan, II. L. Blosse. Mr. J. Bruce Pryce stated that in consequence of the deputy chairman having just heard of the death of a ritur- relative, he would be unable to preside that day. Mr. Nicboii Carne had, however, consented to fill his place, and was tlhU I reading over the deposition. Mr. Pryce was requested to take the chair pro tem. George Byng Morris, }q., and John BMiard Ilomfir.y, Esq., took their oaths as magistrates for the (.e .int.y.