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.CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS.
CARDIGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The general Quarter Sessions of the peace for the county of Cardigan were held at the Hall, in the town 01 Aberayron, on Monday week. D. A. S. Davies, Esq., M.P., chairman, at the commence- ment dismissed the grand and. petty juries, as there was not a single prisoner on the calendar to be tried. APPEALS. Penboyr, appellants, and Llanllirchaiam, respondents. On the motion of Mr. James Parry, for Mr. Benjamin Evans, this appeal was lodged, and the hearing respited till the next p Quarter Sessions. Vericiek, appellants, and Llangoedmore, respondents. This appeal was also lodged and respited, on the motion of Mr. Howell, on behalf of Messrs. T. and W. George. COMPENSATION TO CORONER. Dr. Richard Williams, of Aberystwyth, had petitioned the Queen in Council for compensation under the 8 Vic. c. 92, sec. 6, for the loss sustained by him as coroner of the upper district, in consequence of the division of the county into three coro- aers' districts and the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury having been directed by an order in council to assess the amount of compensation." The matter was now referred by the Treasury to the Court of Quarter Sessions. The doctor esti- mated his loss at f7 2s. 6d. per annum, from June 1842. It was ultimately agreed that he should take £ 30 as a full compensa- tion, with the additional sum of 1:5 for Mr. Charles Parry, his deputy. CARDIGAN OLD GAOL. It was ordered that a sum not exceeding JE19 should be granted for repairing this building, and converting it into a lock-up and station-house. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr. J. B. Ll. Philipps gave notice that at the next Quarter 'Sessions he should apply that the salary of the keeper of the house of correction at Aberystwyth should be increased from, zE20 to £30. Mr. J. B. LI. Philipps also gave notice that at the next Quavter Sessions he should apply for a sum of money for the bridge at Rhydfelyn. ILANFIIIANGEL-AIA-ARTH BRIDGE. Mr. Lloyd Davies moved that a sum not exceeding the amount mentioned in Mr. Penson's estimate should be granted for the erection of this bridge, and that a committee be appointed to meet the committee to be appointed by the Car- marthenshire Quarter Sessions for the purpose of contracting for the erection of a bridge over the Tivy, and to be made in accordance with the plan and specification of Mr. Penson. The motion was carried, and the committee appointed, namely, Mr. Ll. Davies, Capt. Lloyd, Mr. Boultbee, Mr. Lloyd Price, Dr. Llewellin, and Mr. Lloyd, of Gilfach. POLICE FEES. It was ordered that a book should be kept at each Petty Sessions of the fees received by the police constables for services, to be entered by the clerk and signed by the magis- trates present. CARDIGAN GAOL. Mr. D. Davies gave notice that at the next Quarter Sessions he should apply for a sum of money for repairing the roof of the gaol, and for doing other necessary repairs. CARDIGAN BRIDGE. Mr. "Davies also gave notice that he should apply at the host Quarter Sessions for a sum not exceeding E30 for repair- ing this bridge.
BRECONSIIIRE GENERAL QUARTER…
BRECONSIIIRE GENERAL QUARTER SESSIONS. The general Quarter Sessions for this county were commenced on Tuesday week, at the Shirehall, John Jones, Esq., chairman. The following magistrates were in attendance:—Lord Viscount Hereford, Jos. Bailey, sen., Esq., M.P., John Parry De Winton, Esq., Rev. H. Bold, Rev. R. W. P. Davies, Rev. W. Davies, Rev. Thomas Vaughan, Rev. Walter Jones Williams, Rev. Charles Griffiths, Rev. Thomas John Powell, Jeffries De Win- ton, Esq., &c., &c. The magistrates met in the grand jury room, and immediately proceeded"to the transaction of the county business. APP HSIMBSX OF TURNKEY. John Parry de Winton, Esq., brought forward the report of the visiting magistrates, which stated that the prison was in general good condition. He complained that the head turnkey had greatly misconducted himself by getting drunk and fight- ing. He considered him an improper person to fill the office, and moved that he be discharged. It was then determined that John Hughes, the present under turnkey, be appointed in his stead, Mr. L-tzeiiby tfie gaoler having recommended him in very high terms. The visiting magistrates were empowered to appoint another under turnkey, in the place of John Hughes. THE COUNTY RATE. Mr. De Winton congratulated the county that the greatest '-care had been t iken to keep the expenditure as low as possible. The ratea had already been considerably reduced, and he hoped they would continue in the same course. lie begged leave to move that a 1 "1. rate be levied for the purposes of the ensuing quarter. A rate of in the pound was then ordered to be levied r the purposes of the ensuing quarter. THE LUNATIC ASYLUM. Mr, De Winton stated that at the last sessions an order had been made far borrowing £ 6,000, the proportion which this county would have to pay for the erection of the Lunatic Asylum at Abergavenny. He had induced a gentleman in London to advance the money at the rate of four and a half per cent., to be repaid by instalments in thirty years. The terms upon which the Public Loan Office advanced money was five per cent, on the whole amount. Now he had negotiated this loan at four and a half per cent., by which means a very considerable saving was effected to the county. The saving which this arrangement would effect over that of the loan society would be £ 1,570 in the thirty years. He begged to move that a deed be drawn up for borrowing this money upon the terms he had stated. The Chairman thought the proposition of Mr. De Winton a very desirable and important one. It was an expense which the county were compelled to bear, for the Act of Parliament inada it imperative for them to provide a lunatic asylum. They were all much indebted to Mr. De Winton for the very excel- lnt and advantageous arrangement he had made for borrowing the necessary loan for the erection of the asylum at Aberga- venny. Joseph Bailey, E^q., also thought the arrangements which "had been made were likely to prove highly advantage JUS to the county. Mr. De Winton thought it advisable that £2,000 of this loan should be left in the hands of the treasurer, and the remaining £4,000 invested in Exchequer Bills. He concluded by propos- ing a resolution to that effect. It was agreed that the loan should be accepted, and the money appropriated as Mr. De Winton had suggested. THE BlilDGE MAGISTRATES. The Rev. IV, Y. Williams complained that the bridge magis- trates for the di/ision of Ystradgunlais were not residents in that district. The. Chairman considered it extremely desirous that the b. ri stratcs should reside in the division for which they acted, aad consequently a'l alteration was ultimately ordered. THE BRIDGE SURVEYOR'S REPORT. The report of the bridge surveyor stated, that New Bridge, -over the river Usk, near Brywieh, was out of repair. lloch Bru'hja, Giy;gatvj!, -The approaches to this bridge on the lower side were in a dangerous state, in consequence of having a rapid fall from the crown of the arch. DuJas Bridge, near vei-,i y p;,y(161.-T,ic river at this place -overflowed the road, making it impassable, consequently a new TOA(L, about one hundred yards in Lngth, was necessary to be made through the adjoining field, and a culvert three feet in ••diameter made to carry off the water. The estimated cost was )::20., These matters were referred to the bridge magistrates of the respective districts. LOCK-UP-HOUSES ON THE BORDERS OF COUNTIES. Lord Hereford said that he had attended the sessions at Hc'reford on the previous day, and brought forward the motion of which he had given notice, viz., that the county of Hereford should unite with this county and the county of Radnor, for the purpose of forming a district and maintaining a lock-up and superintendent constables, at the town of Hay, at the joint expense of the three counties. The court at Hereford had unanimously consented to the motion, and had appointed a committee of magistrates acting in the Whitney district to inquire into the affair. A similar committee would be appointedatPresteign, and the next step would be for those committees to fix. their meeting, and bring up a report at their respective Midsummer Sessions. The Cirairmaa considered that the county was greatly in- debted to Lord Hereford, for the trouble his lordship had taken in making these arrangements. Lord Heieford remarked that he had omitted to state that any alterations which might be required in the lock-up-house, and all fiiturj repuzs, would b-3 sharedlJY the adjoining coun- ties. His lordshi) thought it highly probable that the expense of maintena ice of the lock-up-house and payment of the super- intendent constable would be charged upon the dmerent coun- ties, according to the population in the district. GLASBURY BRIDGE. Lord Hereford moved that the entire proceedings and corre- spondence which had been carried on between this county and the county of Radnor, relative i to Glasbury Bridge, together with all the costs which had at present been incurred, should p be laid before the court at the ensuing sessions. The proposition was agreed to. THE "CWMGWDY MURDER. An application was made to the court by Mr. John Powell, of Cwmgwdy, the person in whose employment the unhappy culprit Griffiths was engaged at the time the murder was com- mitted, to be allowed some remuneration for his expenses and loss of time, which he had incurred in endeavouring to find the murderer. Mr. Powell stated that he had been to Ipswich to identify him, which had cost him t6 10s., and he had also made other journeys for similar purposes, although in the others he was unsuccessful. The Chairman (addressing Mr. Powell) said the magistrates of the county had great satisfaction in stating, and he had per- sonally much gratification in communicating, that they had been greatly pleased with his (Mr. Powell's) conduct during the whole of the investigations which had been made. They considered that he had acted in a very creditable manner. The court had therefore great pleasure in awarding him the LIO. A letter was read from the superintendent of police at King- ton stating that he had incurred expenses to the amount of jE6 10s. in endeavouring to appnlwncl Griffiths. He did not ask for any remuneration for his labour, but merely something towards the expenses that he had incurred. Application refused. APPEALS. King's Pion, .appellants, Llanelly, respondents.- The appeal was brought to reverse the decision of the magis- trates with regard to the removal of Rachael Griffiths and her two children. The case occupied a considerable time and resulted in the order being coiifirii-led.-Costs granted. Abevyscir, Breconshire, appellants, v. Llanfihangel Nantbrane, responclents. Order confirmed with costs. Cantreff and Nantdu, appellants, v, Llunddetty, respondents. Touching the settlement and maintenance of a pauper lunatic.—Order of settlement confirmed without costs.—Order of maintenance quashed. The court then broke up, there being no criminals on the calendar for trial. 4
NORTH WALES CIRCUIT-CHESTER,…
NORTH WALES CIRCUIT-CHESTER, APRIL 5. CIVIL SIDE.-B,fore Mr. JUSTICE CRESSWELL. CRIM. CON. SAINTER v. FERGUSON.—The declaration in this case stated that the defendant had debauched the wife of the plaintiff. The defendant pleaded Not Guilty. Mr. Evans, Q.C. (with whom was Mr. Welsby), was for the plaintiff; and: Mr. Ch.lton, Q.C. (with whom was Mr. Townsend), for the defendant. Mr. Evans opened the case. He said he appeared before the jury on behalf of the plaintiff, and it would be his painful duty, in the course of the case, to bring under their notice one of the most distressing domestic tragedies that had ever come within his own experience or observation. The plaintiff was a medical gentleman carrying on his business at Macclesfield, where he hadiesided during a period of 15 or 16 years. The plaintiff, in September, 1834, married Miss Dowe. Soon after, Mr. Sainter with his wife came down to Macclesfield, where the plaintiff hadcardd on his profession ever since, first in partnership with a gentleman of the name of Cookson, who subsequently retired, and then oh his own account. During this time no man could have enjoyed greater domestic happiness than Mr. Sainter, who was deeply at- tached to his wife, and both tenderly attached to their only child, a son, now about thirteen or fourteen years of age. Being very successful in his profession, and his practice daily increasing, hav- ing been elected surgeon to a burial society, he could not carry on his practice without additional assistance. In the moifth of March last year the defendant became the assistant of the plaintiff, at a salary of £ 60 a year. After a short time, he agreed with Ferguson to give him his board and lodging for iC-30 a year, and to give him £10 for himself, and unhappily he was taken into the house. It was shortly after this that things did not con- tinue to go on pleasantly between Ferguson and the plaintiff. Ferguson was a person of considerable talent, and a person whose appearance and address were well calculated to interest the affec- tions of a woman. Unfortunately, he commenced the practices upon Mrs. Sainter, and too successfully..Mrs. Sainter, when her husband was engaged, took walks into the cemetery with Fer- guson. The neighbours noticed this conduct, and the immediate friends of the plaintiff did not long remain in ignorance of what was going on. A Mr. Sidebottom, who was in the habit of visiting the house, and on the most intimate terms with the family, had his suspicions excited, and he determined upon watching the par- ties. What he observed would be communicated to them in the witness-box, for he (the learned counsel) should not enter into details, for what they (the jury) would hear thereon would be quite enough without any repetition, and would leave no doubt on their minds of the fact of adultery having been committed. Mr. Sidebottom made this discovery, and communicated it to Mr. Sainter. He told him, in as gentle terms as he could, that he had seen them walking together in the fields, and embracing each other, not giving the whole details of what he had seen at that time. Upon this the plaintiff called up the defendant, aad im- mediately discharged him from his service. The learned counsel then detailed the subsequent conduct of the parties, and read some communications which the defendant had since made.to Mrs. Sainter, and concluded an able speech with a powerful appeal to the jury on behalf of his client. Wm. M. Wilkinson Am an attorney of LincolnVmn-Selds, London have known plaintiff and his wife nearly twenty years. After the marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Sainter lived at Dtacclesfielci I have often seen them there, and also in London; they lived to.. gether on most affectionate terms in August last he received a letter from Mr. Sainter, and came down to Macclesfield immedi- ately on the 26th of August; found Mr. and Mrs. Sainter there in the most dreadful state of agony; on Sunday I went to see Mr. Ferguson. I told him I called at the request of Mrs. Sainter; that she had confessed, and could not be allowed to remain in. her husband's house. He. said, "Confessed what? I don't know what you mean." I said, "She has confessed all, and you can't conceive a woman would admit herself to be guilty if she were not guilty." He said, What has -all this to do with me P I said, 0 yes—you know very well." He said, "I don't admit any- thing. What do you want me to do ? I said," To leave the town. It is not proper that you and she should be in the same town to- gether." He said, "lhave just been appointed surgeon to the club. How can you expect me to leave that ? I again entreated- him to leave the town that the matter might not be exposed before the public, and told him Mrs. Sainter had asked me to request him to leave, that she might be shielded from the disgrace of public rumour or report and that she had said to me that for her sake perhaps he might be willing to go. He said, I would do a great deal to serve her, but as you say she has confessed all, the mischief is done, for how can they ever live together again." I said, It is indeed a dreadful business, but for the sake of Mr. S.'s child, and a wife with whom he has lived for 14 years, it is pos- sible after some absence they may live together again in another town distant from here." He said, But if I stay in the town do you think Sainter will get a divorce, because if he will, I'll stay at once, I'll never leave." I said, I have not come to bargain about that, but to ask you to leave the town." I said I had known ,her when she was a little girl in her father's house, and would rather have followed her to her grave, as I did her brother, a short time ago. was here greatly affected.) Mr. Dowe and I married sisters. He said, It's hard lines for you to'bear, but I am not so much to blame as you think I am, for I assure you I resisted her as long as I could." I begged him to consider of it, and to go and he appointed the next day at 5 o'clock for me to receive his answer. He said that Sainter had behaved in a very ungentlemanlv way and he addeu, "I am unfortunately of so resentful a. disposition, that if any one injures me I never forgive it; and therefore, although I may be ruined by law, proceed- r n ruin him to,), acd injure him in every way I can." John Gaskill, Et; I live at Ingersiey am a county magi3- trate; I have known Mr. and Mrs. Sainter some time and vi.sited them they seemed to live very happily together; in society or at home they always appeared so. W. Thorneycroft Arderne: Am a surgeon at Macclesfield, in habits ofinti.maey with Mr. and Mrs. Sauiter. My wife (who-is i now dead) and I have often visited with them. They seemed to live very happily. In August last Mr. Sainter came to my liouse, at three o'clock in the ihorning, and asked me to go to his home. He was in a state of great excitement. Mrs. Sainter was up and dressed, and appeared to have been crying. John Sidebottom Am an artist; came to Macclesfield in 1S47, and was intimate with the Sainters. Ferguson came in March, 1818. He lived with the plaintiff. I was in the habit of going to Gawthorpe's shop. In three or four weeks after defendant came he paid what 1 thought improper attentions to Mrs. Spter. On a SUdday in April I dined at Sainter's, and saw Mrs. Sainter in the surgery yard dressed as far church. She asked Ferguson if he was ready. He did not speak but turned round aila,atteuilted, to embrace her. I did not afterwards go so frequently as before. In May and June I have seen Mrs. Sainter and defendant. In June last I saw Mrs. Sainter at the dressing-room window paying some sort of attention to the surgery. I saw the defendant afterwards pass my lodgings. I once followed them, it was in June. She went in the direction of the town fields, and into Boughey-lane. I was in a foot path in the field adjoining. When she got near a plantation she slackened her pace, and went through a gap into the plantation. I then saw Mr. Ferguson ap- proach her from behind the hedge. He said something t) her, left her, looked up the lane and down, then rejoined her. (Here the evidence was unfit for publication but it established the fact of a criminal intercourse.) I saw defendant leave Mrs. Sainter, and saw her return home. I spoke to her on the way. She seemed strange and put about. It was not- till August 23rd I mentioned the matter to Mr. Sainter, telling him his wife had been in Fer- guson's arms, embracing each other as lovers. Before Ferguson came they lived comfortably together. Sainter was everything that was kind. Mr. Chilton here addressing the court said that his first duty he owed to his client, but he also owed a duty to his country; he must admit that after such evidence it was impossible to deny the adulterous intercourse. Mr. Chilton addressed the jury in a long and powerful speech in behalf of the defendant. It was, he observed, his painful duty to address them on the part of the defendant, and he would assure them he never rose to address a jury under feelings of greater embarrassment than those under tfhich he then laboured. He was free to confess to them that the case he had to meet was one totally different from that which he expected, but over and above that his inefficiency to do justice to his client might be accounted for by this circumstance, that, though he had had a pretty long experience in the profession, he never before was engaged in an action of that nature, and he most heartily hoped he never should be again. That was a matter of very little importance to the jury, but he thought it was only justice to the principality to state, in the whole of that portion of the circuit he had attended during the last twenty-five years, such an action bad never occurred, and he trusted never would, for they had had a disclosure disgusting in the extreme. Now, he fearlessly asked them, what was the value to a hnsband of a" passable woman ?" the mother of a child fourteen years of age, who sees a youth not ten years older than her son, in the month of March-who, on a Sunday in the month of April, when she ought to have been at church, and when she was about to go to church, ran into an open yard to get a kiss from that unhappy youth—who in the very next month com- mitted an act of adultery in an open field-doing that which one would suppose even a beast would have shrunk from in open day. He might make some observations upon the gentleman who had acted as spy, but should refrain. He first saw her beckoning to the defendant. What did the other witnesses prove ? That she was constantly going to the surgery, and beckoning the young man out What was the value of the loss of a woman who was acting in this manner—who was the mother of a child almost arrived at the age of ptibery-after the hey-day of passion had goöe-and when judgment should wait upon appetite— Shame where is thy blush ? Can rebellious hell wanton in a matron ? He then proceeded, in eloquent terms, to contend that Mrs. Sainter was the seducer—that the defendant, being a youth only twenty-three years of age, had fallen into the snares of a de- signing woman that the object of the action was not for the pur- 11 pose of obtaining a divorce, but, in order to induce the defendant to leave Macclesfield, so that the plaintiff might take back his wife before long, and concluded by observing that he trusted that the jury would make up in their consideration his deficiency but above all, said he, I pray you to remember that most mer- ciful injunction which is given in that spirit of love and charity which characterised everything that fell from the holiest lips that ever spoke—I say unto you, gentlemen, let him that is without sin cast the first stone and I say unto you in the same spirit- be merciful as you expect mercy." After an absence of about a quarter of an hour they returned into court with a verdict for the plaintiff—damages, £ 350.
NORTH WALES, PiAiLWAY COMPANY.
NORTH WALES, PiAiLWAY COMPANY. EXTRAORDINARY DISCLOSURES. The first report of the committee of the House of Lords appointed to report on the expediency of amending the laws respecting railways, as relating to the more effectual audit of accounts, Z, has been published. b It relates exclusively to the affairs of the North Wales Railway Company, the papers and accounts of that concern having been referred to the com- mittee. The committee decline to ground any recommenda- tions of a change of law upon a case so special, and attribute their reporting upon it to a desire to illustrate the imperfect state of the law under which such transactions could occur. Amongst other extraordinary things, the report shows how the directors of the North Wales Company, being in- terested in the South Western and Richmond Railways, entered into a series of transactions with those Companies, most unjustifiably and illegally lending, without any secu- rity, the money of the shareholders of the North Wales Company, which had been subscribed for a totally different purpose. It also shows that at a subsequent period large sums of the Company's money were lent, without any gua- rantee or proper security, to personal friends of the directors, and secretly entered in the books in cypher. One of these loans was to a Mr. Shaw, a son of one of the directors, and a minor, whose note of hand, worth so much waste paper, was taken as security for the sum borrowed, viz., £ 5,500. The committee of the Lords sum up to this effecti In the case of the North Wales Railway a capital of £ 46,000 was placed at the command of the directors, who, it appears, have drawn £ 1,400 for themselves, besides payments for travelling expenses. A sum of £8,445 has been illegally returned to share- holders, about C4,000 of which has gone among the directors, their officers, and dependents £ 6,620 is still allowed to outstand iu the hauds of the original nominees of the directors on the de- posit of railway securities. Mr. H. Marsden Shaw has been al- lowed to receive back £1,000 on his shares, whilst he still held. iC 1 690 of the capital of the Company. No satisfactory accounts of these transactions are given or kept. All notice of the return of 20s. per share is excluded from the regular journal and ledger of the Company, and £6,620 only, out of £ 46,859, lies at the bankers in cash or government securities. It is obvious that the present loans should be forthwith recalled, and vested in like man- ner, to abide the legal claims of those justly interested therein and if any further unauthorised distribution of these funds should take place, in addition to the risk already incurred, the parties must now be apprised that they do so subject to their legal re- sponsibility." One more extract:- The license taken by a few of the witnesses in relation to their evidence, the variations made in many instances in that evidence, and the contradictions given in some to the first testimony, have been so unusual, that the committee have ordered those alterations and corrections to be marked and printed in the margin of the minutes, as the best mode of enabling the House to judge of the real import of the testimony. Surely, after such revelations as these, the shareholders of railway companies should look to their own interests, and see, as it is in the case of the Taff Vale-Raihvay, which we mentioned last week, that their railway's accounts be audited by regular, competent, and responsible actuaries or accountants, instead of by directors or others interested in the concealment, of such things as those we have above de- scribed.
THE Bath silversmiths, Messrs. Warren and Fuller, have been acquitted. Their past respectability, and the evidence that their intention was not to sell base metal, had great weight with the jury. Their imprisonment, expenses, risk, and shame were considered punishment sufficient. And the Goldsmith's Company, no doubt, felt that they had attained their aim of deterring such frauds by the perilous position in which Messrs. Warren and Fuller were placed, under a charge of felony. The offence was transposping the mark, or using the mark on one piece of phtte on sale without any stamp at all, thereby in both cases defrauding the revenue. But, though all the articles Were proved to consist of standard silver, so as to reduce the the offence to a mere offence on the revenue, no one, iti buying such articles, can have any surety of their quality. CPLHSJON IN THE CHANNEL.—Two MEN AI-ssING.-Yester- day morning, about half-past two o'clock, the Albert steam-tug, with the Mars in tow, from Ramsey, Isle of Man, was rbn into by the barque Ann Grant, from Apalachicola, off the N. W. Light- ship. So violent was the collision that tie decks of the steamer were swept of masts, funnel, boat, &e. The Ann Grant left her figure-head and cutwater on board the steamer. The pilot, who belonged to No. 12 boat, and one of the crew of the steamer (the helmsman), are .missing. A man (a stow-away from an outgoing emigrant ship) was seriously injured, and when brought ashore was taken to the Northern. liospital. When the steam and smoke cleared away, the persons on board the steamer observed the two vessels in contact with each other.,—Liverpool Mercurg of Friday last.
THE BLUE BOOKS, IN WELSH.…
THE BLUE BOOKS, IN WELSH. Clowes, London, THESE far-famed productions are now pretty generally distributed throughout the Principality in their new drees, and it is time for us to make a brief report of them in this shape, and to put upon record some opinions we entertain on the whole matter at this stage of the progress of'the great question to which these notorious productions refer. Of the translation, in a literary point of view, we have little to say. Tegid's we consider to be too learned, that is, supposing the Books to be really designed for general use. loan Meirion's seems to be carefully done, we do not say felicitously, but still a very passable affair. While Mr. Rhys. Jones, of Kilsby, seems to us to have taken prodigious pains to give an almost literally accurate reading of the original. We can deeply feel for him in the miseries this must have cost him be- cause Mr. Lingen's English is about the loosest and most careless thing ever published, even in a Blue Book. Besides, the modern educational phraseology is so blessedly technical and so happily obscure, that to understand it, even in Mr. Kay Shuttleworth's circulars, is not one of the easiest things in the world. But when these involved sentences, with their countless parentheses and modifications, are put into Welsh, little regard being had to the idiomatic difference of the two languages, the result is in some instances about the most ludicrous thing that can be well conceived. In this direction, however, we have no wish to proceed with further remark. Let us come to the Books them- selves. Here they are, in Welsh, and here are published again all the falsehoods and misrepresentations which have been so amply and unshrinkingly exposed at public meetings, and which no man with a name has dared even to this moment to defend in detail. Let us briefly recapitulate the facts of the case. No sooner had the Blue Books been distributed through the country than public meetings were held, convened generally by advertisement and placard and at these meetings direct contradiction was in very many instances given to some of the principal allegations in the Reports and in a variety of others, such statements made in explanation as to neutralise the adverse testimony col- lected by the Commissioners, and to make out the whole a tissue of exaggeration, calumny, and scandal—neither more nor less than a libel upon the national character. These meetings were held at Livierpool, Manchester, London, Bala, Dolgelley, Llangollen, Carnarvon, Haverfordwest, Llanelly, Swansea, Cardiff, Troedyraur, Bryilmawr, Abercarne, &c., &c. Let the reader bear in mind that at these meetings the Books were produced, the evidence that referred to the dis- trict in which the meeting was held (in Wales) was read, and these contradictions and explanations were made and given there and then in every possible form in which lan- guage could be used for the purpose the adverse party was in most instances challenged and defied to appear in support of the Books, but no man, as far as we have heard, ever dared to come forward. This course of fearless attack was pursued for several months by some of the ablest and most devoted men that the Principality has produced; tutors of colleges, pastors of churches in high repute and influential positions, in England as well as in Wales, have put their names to statements and have uttered speeches in direct and elaborate condemnation of this commission,—-while the only defence made is the trans- lations of the Books and their republication in this form. As to the press, they have been condemned with a degree of unanimity and heartiness hitherto unexampled in the di- vided state of the Welsh English newspaper power. While in pamphlets, the Dean of Bangor, Mr. Evan Jones, and Artcgall have vied with each other in proving the fallacy and falsehood of these returns. An excellent article in BlaclticoocTs Magazine, conceived in the most enlightened spirit, and amounting to a most discriminating and unan- swerable verdict against them, was written by a clergyman r, y of distinguished attainments and eminent character. The answer to all this is their republication in the Welsh language. This we take to be a very innocent affair, iacitlier here nor there;" and we will venture to say that the Government will never dare to legislate for Wales on the authority of these Books. We have had our revenge in succeeding to c destroy utterly their credit, so that no man will stand for them; and with heartiest thanks to our esteemed fellow- labourers who have so zealously co-operated with us, or rather have permitted us to co-operate with them, we take leave of the Commissioners with joy and triumph. We shall have the consolation of having aided good men and true, and rendered one good service to our native land. "Herein we rejoice, and will rejoice." UNDEB YR EGLWYS A'R WLADWRIAETH. [Baptist Noel's work on the Connexion of Church and State, in Welsh. ] WE have just received a portion of this work from the printer in the Welsh translation of it, and we consider it our bounden duty to report to our readers the fact of its forthcoming publication, as well as the merits of the trans- lator and his claim to public support and respect. The Rev. OWEN JONES is a native of Anglcsea, and is one of the many instances which Wales so happily furnishes of the efficiency of self-tuition. We understand that he is peculiarly a self-taught man of collegiate education. What he has attained, he has secured by dint of such labour and perseverance, as men who live to enjoy themselves" alone and only cannot understand." Mr. Jones has translated and punished several works, and is the author of a brief and critical commentary on the Bible, well known amongst the Welsh people. We happen to know that this translation is published with the full "assent and consent" of Mr. Baptist Noel, and of the publisher of the original work. Of the translation, what can we say but the simple truth ? We have before us twenty-four pages of it. Faults, no doubt, a reviewer might manage to find but a well-founded censure, on the grounds of Welsh gram- mar or idiom, we venture to say, no Welsh scholar will pre- sume to utter. To translate any parts of the work, in our case, would be a re-translation, would be really useless, in- teresting to lionc'. Many of our English readers have seen it already. Now, we merely report progress, and beg leave to speak again.
DREADFUL MUIIOER.—On Monday morning the public tho- roughfare of Blackfriars-road, London, was the scene of a most atrocious murder. Betwet n three and four o'clock the inhabit- ants were alarmed by hearing loud cries of murder from a female near to Rowland Hill's chapel. The policemen on duty,- Benjamin Homer, 169 M. and John Meek, 48 M, immediately ran in that direction, and on reaching the corner of Charlotte- street they found the female whose cries had attracted their attention, and two men, one of whom was lying on the ground. Upon seeing the policemen the woman called out, "This man has murdered my husband," at the same moment pointing to him. Homer immediately seized the man, and on examining him found a long Spanish knife (open) in his coat pocket com- pletely covered with blwcl; while Meek raised the (áw..r, from the ground, some slight signs of life still remaining. Upon opening his dress he was found to be stabbed to the heart, his under clothing being completed saturated with blood. A cab was instantly called, and the wounded man placed in it, and conveyed to St. Thomas's Hospital (as he still breathed). but before reaching it life was extinct. The murderer made no effort whatever to escape, and was conveyed to the Southwark statisn-house. The deceased's name is Lumboyle, a biscuit baker in the City, and his assassin is a potman, employed fre- quently at the Mitre Tavern, in the Broad wall, Blaekfriars. The quarrel is supposed to have. originated in default of the payment of a debt of 5s., the murderer being well known in the neighbourhood as a desperate character,going under, the cognomen Of Fubbs," which was the only name that could be ascer- tained by the reporter. THE GREAT NATIONAL CATTI/E SHOW IN IRELAND.—Ar- rangements have been completed fur holding the great annual meeting this year in Dublin, in August next. The Royal Dublin Society have placed their premises in Kildare-strcet at the service ■o the council, and the different arrangements promise to be a the most extensive scale. THE Rev. Itobt. Milner, Vicar of Orton, Westmoreland, died lately, at the age of 82, having held the incumbency 47 years. The question now agitating the parish is, who shall succeed him Orton is-in the gift of the freeholders, who purchased the advowsoa in the year 1618 it is worth £ 300 a year, and therefore, on a vacancy taking place, the parish is the scene of a regular contested election. The presentation is made by twelve trustees appointed by the freeholders, who are bound to present according to the number of votes. Four reverend gentlemen have offered tlietii- sJyes, all of whom are natives of the parish.