TAKE CAKE. OF YOUR ORPHAN POOR. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—I am not a Welshman, but have a amull drop of Welsh blood in mv veins (I'm not ashamed of that)., and have experi- enced a little of Welsh hospitality, when bordering upon Wales, apon sevoral occasions, but its beauties have been afar for I have only seen them in the distance. Perhaps I may g.:t up some line day and find myself steaming away for one of T)llr portS-ill order to know more of all I have referred to. I have also read that libellous book written by some men in authority,, on the state of education in Wales, and have no hesitation instating that I disbelieve about nine-tenths of the statements of these school inspectors. I have the spirit of Tawinas here, and all his incredulity. So much for myself. All )\v me a word t'or a noble institution I have the honour to represent, well known to your countrymen in London and in Wales too—"The Orphan. Working School." The school is situate a few miles out of town in a beautiful spot, and it has a; iine appearance for many miles around. The charity was first instituted in 1758 for 20 boys; now it has, or will have in a few days, 200 boys- and girls- Several of them are Welsh children, and by the time this letter is in the hands of your readers it is quite expected several more will have been elected for admission into the school. Some oi' these dear children are descendants of ministers of uadving fame in Wales, and whose names are «;nbal'uiu«i on your a Sections, and deserve to be so. Now, sir„ I want to know why the Welsh do not take more advantage of the benefits which the Orphan Working School presents to them.It is a Dissenting institution — Welshmen wdllwt object to that. It. 1ms no-creeds, or catechisms—is there a-uv thing wrong here ? The Bible is the book of their instruc- tion. The sacred and holy lessons there unfolded these chil- dren learn, and besides the training for useful life, they are taught the way of salvation through a crucified Redeemer. Tiiii being the case, and iu these days of steam and rail, -Lon- don and Cardiffare not wide apart, I ask again why not take advantage of this institution for the better class of orphans at i.M3t ? Allow me to propose a plan by which some children may be placed in this school by the Welsh congregations^ m London and elsewhere every year. I see by our present list, I a copy of which I hand you for your inspection, that there are fjiir Welsh cases for the present election, and two were elected last November. Everv subscriber of £ 1 Is. annually 11.13 twice as many votes at each election (there are tvra in the year). n» there are children to be elected,. Now as money represents votes, ai -i votes, get the children m, I would suggest thatth& various congregations, say in London, others may unite with them, subscribe each Suppose twenty da this, it would not be ditiicu.lt by this means to seeuxe the ejection of four orphans in each year.. This, would be- very easily accomplished.. As it i., so:né ()f()u1" generous country- jaeti have their hands deep ill their pockets every year lor •-•aro-han children, and I must say they do. the work not only kindly but nobly. I should like to. see this matter taken up smd discussed in your paper by some Welsh friends in London, aril if it succeeds' I shall be truly thankful that I have made t ie suggestion. There is another plan, by having, a collection :mi the pulpit. There never has been one such collection to niy knowledge in any Welsh chapel for our institution, though d;e children are sent to ns ta c lothe, educate, arid maintain yrom the age of seven, until they are fourteen. Pr.jy say something about tills subject yourself, Mr. Editor. countrymen know you, your style, your energy, and your :-T"VOF.ioa in the great cause of charity, of liberty, and of truth, they f.'iilsu.fer you. to advise them on this question. Yours respectfully. JO-Sevu sauL. 19, Gre-iham-strset, London, April 20.,
CURRENCY REFORM. TO TTIii EDITOU oy THE PiUNCIP.tLIT i\, 8IE,—A few months since a series of letters on the subject of the currency, .by a London banker, were published in the rimes fl other papcon. ai-iing several very-excellent suggestions iox tke impro.veuur.it of our monetary sy.,t,, i-n some of which appear deserving, a more attentive- Consideration than a mere fc-issirtg approval. Without entering upsn the subject of an improved sv-stem of bulking, ? question quite distinct from that « £ the curremv, I will confine my observations more particu- iarly to tho proposal that the Bank of England should be au&thoxiaed to issue notes lor the sums of four and three pounds respectively, as a means of assisting the retail monetary busi- aatia transactions of the country, by affording a lesser material of r.agor currency than the fiys pound note. In addition to the many excellent reasons adduced by the "Banker" in support of his proposition,* it strongly recom- mends itself, because it is easily carried into operation, involv- ing no fundamental change of any kind-neither interfering with the standard of value, or with the immediate convertibi- lity of the bank note—reasons, sufficiently cogent of themselves, for pronouncing it to be better calculated than any other plan hitherto suggested for preventing that derangement of the home trade, consequent upon the occasional export of gold for the adjustment of accounts when the balance of trade is against this country, and which, under the present system, invariably produces extreme distress, particularly to retail traders, from the tightness it causes in the money market, until a reflux of the precious metals reinspires confidence. If it is correct that a sum amounting to nearly £ 30,c-0j,000 is required in gold, to furnish the small change in daily use throughout the kingdom, it necessarily follows that an issue of bank notes of the respec- tive value of three and four pounds, would render at least half the amount of gold in circulation for that purpose unnecessary, and which might consequently remain, to meet emergencies, in the custody of the Bank of England, thereby enhancing the average stock of bullion in the bank coffers to the extent of the entire amount displaced by the issue of the four and three pound notes. The effect of this proposition upon the general trade of the country would be as follows, namely,—That in case of any sud- den demand for gold springing up, to adjust adverse exchanges or to meet a domestic panic, no possible derangement of the home trade could under such an arrangement occur, ample funds being always in store to meet emergencies, from what- ever cause they may arise. Secondly. As it has been found by experience, that under the most severe drain upon our specie-a sum not exceeding ten or twelve millions sterling has always been sufficient to counteract the moat adverse state of the exchanges—a sum that would probably, under this plan, not exceed one-third of the actual amount in the coffers of the bank—no panic could with any show of reason occur. And as no necessity could arise.for depriving the home trade of the usual facilities for discounts, at an uniform and moderate rate, there need be no sudden dis- charge of numerous bodies of workmen, from an inability to obtain the necessary supplies for wages, &c. nor need any 9 cases of bankruptcy take place among persons of ample pro- perty, though temporarily unavailable from the sudden con- traction of the currency by the closure of the discount market. Thirdly. This proposition would secure to the community a circulating medium of immutable value, incapable oi'deprecia- tion it would keep such a sum in gold, ready collected (the gist of the whole question), and ample in amount for any emer- gency that could possibly arise. It would at all times enable the country to carry on its domestic industry for domestic pur- poses, even when the poverty or instability ol foreign nations deprived us of their custom the pro-fits of that domestic in- dustry we should have to spend in any manner we liked, even to the purchasing for money such of their productions as we required—a plan, far better than bartering goods at half their value for a similar purpose. It would give stability to our home trade, now unfortunately prostrated by act of Parliament, whenever a stagnation in our foreign trade occurs—increased stability and more persevering industry, as common sense would imagine, being at such periods the more necessary to cover the reverses occurring in the foreign trade. Lastly. The plan recommends itself as one highly calculated to benefit the retail trader directly, and every indi vid ual Lhrough- out the kingdom indirectly, by re-introclucing a system of ready money dealings in matters of housekeeping and shopping, the departure from which has entailed such a train, of evils upon all classes that a volume would be required to enumer- ate them. The foregoing opinions are, I am well assured,, entertained by a very numerous class of persons, whose attention has neces- sarily been directed to the subject by the severe pecuniary pres- sure they have endured for many months past, and they natu- rally look to the Press, as the best guardian of the public in- terests, for its advice and support in the trying emergency in which this country is placed from the great depression in both the foreign and home trade at one and the same moment. I am, sir, your most obedient servant J. B. Vide Times, December 28th, 1848.
PUTTY SESSIONS.— Farn.-w, APRfL 20. [Before Oviifith Llewellyn, Robert Lindsay, and John Rowland, Esqrs.] Williatn. Thomas, landlord of tJv.3 Wbito Lion, A'jeravon, was charged by police constable Thomas Jones with dua.v.;Lng beer after 12-otclock oil Satllrday izl ziy night, the house been quite full of d. hiking, andon Sunday morn- ing. The defendant denied the former charge, and pleaded guilty to the latter. He had been charged before with a similar offence. Fined £ 1 incjudill costs. Sarah Thomas, a servant in the employ of Mr. Joseph, Dyffryn, Margom, charged John Jones, of AJwravon, with assaulting her. it agpearad that lira defendant came up to complainant about nine o'clock on the previous Monday night, and carried her into the cow-house, where he commenced taking im- proper liberties with her, which she resented he then ran off, and on his way lie met Win. Rowland, another servant of Mr. Joseph's, carrying a lantern, which he struck out of his hand. This person corroborated the complainant's statement in part, which the defendant denied, and said it was all meant in a joke. Fined 30s. including eosts, oi. 14 days' imprisonment. ilowel Uowells, smith, a married man, living near Pontardawe, was c!ll1rged with assaulting with an attempt, and robbing Sarah Thomas, a single woman, residing at Cadoxton. Case dismissed. s
BLLEAD. The prices ofwheaten bread in the metropolis are from 6jd, to 7:1. of household ditto, od. to G(L per 41 bs. loaf
HAY. Meadow. 53s. to 75s. Clover. 72s. to Ms; Straw 23s. to 29s.
HIDES. LHADENHALL.—Market hides, 561b. to 641b., lid. to lid. per 1\1., ditto, 641b. to 721b., lql (I. to lid.: ditto, 72ib. to 801b., lid. to 2d ditto, 801b. to 881b., 2|d. to 21d. ditto, 881h. to 961b., 2 £ d to 3d; ditto, 961b. to 3d. to ald. ditto, 1041b. tolUlb., 3id,-to 4tL- Cad-skins, each, 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d.; Horse hides, 7s. 6d. to 0s. Polled sheep, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 8d. Kents and Haif-breds, 5s. l>d. to 5s. 8d. Downs, 4s. 0d.. to 6s. M.
WOOL. MONDAY.—As large supplies of colonial wool are close at hand, and as heavy public sales arc expected to take place next month, dealers purchase with great caution, yet we have no alteration to notice in prices. The demand for English wool is flat.
HOPS. BOROUGH; MONDAY.—As the show of really fine hopscontinne small, holders are firm, and have obtained a trine more money. The middling qualities are a slow sale, at late rates. Scarcely a transaction to be noticed in old hops. Sussex rockets 44s. to 58e. Weald of Kent ditto 52s. to 68s. Mid. and East Kent ditto 65s. to 13.
TALLOW. MONDAY.-—Although tallow has advanced 3d. per cwt. since w Monday last, during which the deliveries have amounted to 1 322 casks, the market to-day is in a. very inactive state. P. Y.d. on thei spot is quoted at 33s. 9d., and for forward delivery 40s. 6d. per c-wt. Town tallow, 39s. per cwt. net cash rough fat, 2s. 2d. per 8 lbs
PROVISIONS. —- MONDA Y.-The arrivals last week from Ireland were 370 firkins- butter, and 780 bales bacon; from foreign ports 5,780 casks butter, arid o,010-bales and boxes bacon. In the Irish butter market we continue to experience a fair de- mand. Foreign in fair supply, the best selling at 86s. The bacon market continued firm, and for the finest meat an ad- vance of Is. per cwt. was obtained. ENGLISIl BUTTER MARKET.—The cold weather of the past WEEK has kept the price of our best Dorset huttertolerably steady. Much ot tne supply is left over, and will come to a bad end. With milder weather, we look for a serious reduction in prices.
COLONIAL MARKETS. The Sugar market has been more steady under the weight oflered- in puolic sale than was anticipated. Out of the 14,000 bags Mauri- tius offered, fully 10,000 found buyers at about 6d. decline, the finer sorts being least saleable 4,000 bags of Bengal also found buyers at the same-decline, the grocery sorts being most in demand. COFFEE.—The public sales of 2,500 bags of good ordinary native Ceylon went off without spirit at 6d. decline about half only sold 31s.; a small pile rather superior 31s. 6d. to 32s.
WM) Italtrts. ■ ■ PONT YPItIDD.-AP)LIL 25. «• a. s. a. s 4 v pel-bush. 4 0 to 7 6 Pork .per lb. 0 61 to 0 f Barley. „ 2 9 40 Butter, Fresh 1 1 1 2 Oats „ 2 6 29 Do., Salt. 0 84 0 la Beef Pei- lb. 0 5 0 7 Cheese. 0 5 0 7 Mutton 0 6 0 7 Potatoes per quar: — oh Veal 0 5 0. 7l Eggs perdoz.: 0 t; CARMARTHEN.—APIUL 21. Our corn-market is nearly the same as last week: prices at follows:— Wheat per Imp. Win. 5 <> to 10 Cow Hides .per lb. fj u' Barley 3 3 3 2 Turkeys each — 4 a Oats „ 16 1 10 Geese „ — Beef per lb. 0 4 £ 0 7 Bucks ^at.ton .» 05. 07 Fowls 010 » »> 0 3 0 Cheese .per cucl. 25 0 -28 '0 Pork 044 Eggs 5 for 0 2 D ,PW 0 0 4 Potatoes 8 lbs. for 0 6 "ll"er >! 0 6 0 71 Plants for setting, 120 0 3 4 j HAVERFORDWEST.—APIIIL 21. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d. 8. d per bush. 5 I to 6 Q Fowls each, 0 10* Barley „ 3 3 4 0 Ducks — — Beef per lb. 0 5 0 6 Turkeys Mutton „ 0 54 0 6 Eggs 3 for 0 I Pork —' — Potatoes .per gall. Butter 0 8^ 0 10 ABERYSTWYTH.—APUIL 23. 8. d. s. d. 8. d. 8. d Wheat, Now per bush. 0 6 to 7 3 Bacon 0 8 to 0 9 Do., Old. — — Butter, Fresh. 0 10 OH Barley, New" 4 3 4 3 Do., Salt 0 64 0 7 Do., Old — e(re e(ich- — Oats 2 9 3 0 Turkeys — Beef per lb, 0 5 0 7 Fowls .per couple 1 4 2 Mutton „ 0 54. 0 7 Ducks „ — — V-1 0 3 0 6 Fi-eah Oysters, per 120 2 0 — Iork 0 0 6 Eggs per doz. 0 4 MERTHYii.—-APKIL 21. s. d. s. d. 8. d. s. d Mutton per lb. 0 6 to 0 G Skimmed Cheese peril. 0 3A to 0 7 Kcef 0 4 0 7 Caerphilly „ — Pork » 0 54 0 7 Single Gio'ster — Yeal. 0 0 7 Double" — Geese — — Ducks per couple ■ — — -s per Dried Salmon. — Apples. 100 3 6 5 0 Br,con 0 8 0 9 Eggs .per doz. 0 6 Onions 0 1 Potatoes .per cwt. 6 0 9 6 Butter, Fresh. 0 10 10 Parsnips 7 t) Do., Salt 0 81 0 9 SWANSEA—APIUL 21. 8. â. s. d. I s. d. s. d- Wheat pei- b,?tsh. 6 0 to 7 0 Pori:, Good lb. 0 5to Barley 3 8 46 Inferior „ 0 4 4 Oats 3 3-3 0 Butter, Fresh (19 oz.) 12 14 Beef, prime(#i«A;off.) lb. 0 51 — Do., Salt, in cask lb. 0 7i e 8i Good 0 õ — Skim-milk Cheese 0 3 Q 3a Inferior 0 4 — Do., New — Mutton,prime 0 64 — Chickens .per couple 2 4 3 a Good 0 6 — Ducks — —. Inferior" 0 5 — Geese each — — Laulb, prime" — — Good — — Carrots .per cwt. 3 0 4 6. Inferior — — Turnips. 16 — Veal, prime" 0 6t — Eggs 6 to 8 for 0 6 Good >> 0 6. — Potatoes, 6 to 8 lbs for 0 6 Inferior 0 44 — Onions.pcr lb. 0 1 Pork, prime" 0 51
-¡ --=. LONDON GAZETTE. FRIDAY, APIUL. 20. BANKRUPTS. James Dobbs, IVithiiigtoii, Herefordshire, timber merchant. William Prosser Morgan, otherwise William Morgan, Aberga- venny, innkeeper. TUESDAY, APRIL 2i. BANKRUPT. Samuel Roberts, innkeeper, Llanrluiidr-yn-Mochnant, Denbigh- shire.
jIirtD.£í. On the 9th inst., at the-Elin.Treo cotta .e, Canton, noar Cardiff, the lady of Mr. John Koala, veterinary surgeon, of a daughter. On the 18th inst., at Neath, the wire of Mr. Lankey, gardener, ironmonger &e of a daughter. On the 21st inst., at Gellygaer, the wife of Mr. T. Jones, farmer ora, daughter. On the 25th, iust., the wife of Mr. John.Griersjn, Cambrian-place Cardiff of it son. On the M-th. inst., by license, by the lie v.. J. C. Campbell, ¡VLA., Mr. David Williams, Railway Hotel, Mertnyr, tmd coal proprietor, to Miss Ann Williams,, of ¡'ellyrl1col-gcrn¡;, both of Merthyr. On the iGth inst., at St. Joh,:¡" church, Cardiff, Mr. Henry Williams, of that town, t) Miss Leah Bc#s, of Llandatf. On the 19th inst., at Bethany Baptist chapel, Neath, by the Rev. John Matthews, Independent minister, and in the presence of .VI r". Thomas Levson registrar, Mr. Alfred Curtis, schoolmaster, Neath'. to Hannah daughter of Air. William Davies, of Neath Abbey. On the 19th inst., at Crewkerne, Somerset, Richard. Nevi'l, jun., Ksn. of Liauelly, to Mary Sophia, eldest daughter of Joseph Mills, Esq. On the fc)thinst., at Salem chapel, Llandovery, by the Rev. R. P&rry, 1>fr. Evan Evans, jpiiier, to Miss Margaret Lewis, both of Llandovery. Marriages solemnized in the" presence of .V! r. David Lpwis. registrar Merthyr.—On the i -1 inst., at cuapel, by the Rev. John. Jones, minister,. Mr. Will. Williams, to Miss Elizabeth Evans.:—At Ynysgau chapel, by the Rev. T. B. Evans, minister, Mr. John Joseph, to Miss Sarah Rees.—On the 23rd inst., at Iligh-sti-ce t chapel, by the lècy. Thomas Da.vies, minister, Mr. ltd. Davies, to Miss Elizabeth John.—-At Zion chapel, by the Rev. John Jones, minister, Mr. Peter Evans, to Miss Ann ThumH. On the :2f,th inst., at Aberdare church, by the Rev. J. Griffiths, vicar, the Rev. R. Rees, Wesley an minister, to Mary Anne, second daughter of David Davis, Esq., Hirw auu. FAIJIS, On the 1 lth imt., at his son-in-law's, Mr. Phillips, draper, Tenhy, a ft r, a long illness, Mr. Gwytlier, aged (8. On t-lip lath inst., at her residence, in Crockherbtown, Cardiff, Mary, reiki of the Rev. James Price, formerly of Baasalag, aged 91. Lately, at Tenby, the beloved wife of Mr. Davul Cousins, aged 50. On the 18th inst., at Gaol! cottage, Neath, the wife of ,Vii\ Robert Clarke, gardener, at an advanced age. On the 20ihinst., at Aberdulais, near Neath, Miss Mary Wobb, at ait advanced age. On the I:&ihiniit., at Neath, Lucy, relict 01 Mr. Win. Davies, late governor- of the workhouse of tlm; own. Oil the 24th inst at the wife of Nir. David Jenkins, anchor- smith. The deceased was-for years a member of .the Independent cougrega-. tion at the above place. On the 25th inst., at Prcndcrgast, Haverfordwest, Mr, Henry Richard* weaver, aged 48. ;2:?' b.X::L.=:I'! Printed and Published by DAVID EVANS, at his office, No. 7, North-Street (near the Savings Bank), in the town of Cardiff1, in the parish of 8t, JMHK. the Baptist, Glamorganshire. Friday, Api-il lite ^7 £ .1i3
THE PONTYPOOL COLLEGE. TO THE EDITOli OF THE PRINCIPALITY. ng one of the oldest amongst the living who have been favoured with the advantages of the above institution, and seeing in your piper of last week a paragraph headed with its name, and that Cinder the s gnature of "An Old Student," it was hut natural it should attract my notice. Being also encouraged by the readiness you so kindly expressed to serve the cause of eoiLgiate education in Wales, I feel the'-greater confidence in forwarding you a few additional remarks for insertion in your widely circulated journal. Nothing is more gratifying to tay feelings than to witness any fresh advances made towards a higher degree of upiioii and co-operation among all sects- and classes who hold and maintain the deathless principles of voluntary religion and that more so still in seeing any such advances made in the denomination to which I belong. Among neither class of Christians is this union more essential to the general good than it is in those who minister in holy thingo. In my humble opinion the proposal of our worthy friend, "AE Old Student," whoever he may be, tends naturally to lead in tint direction. He has also happily hit upon the time and place to commence. We may expect that a goodly number of those who have enjoyed the privilege of the college, either at Abcrgavenny or Pontypool, will be present next month at the Trosnant Association and we have every reason to hope that their meeting together about eight o'clock on the "Wednesday morning to breakfast, and so to spend those two spare hours in brotherly conference, may be found both delightful and beneficial; it may prove the means of reanimat- ing the sp-iriti of the older brethren, and of inspiring in the younger an increased resolution to holy activity and persever- ance. No one can foretel what amount of good may result from this small beginning; how far it may be instrumental in the further cementation of both ministers and churches; and especially, to what degree it may in the course of time be the meaiis of increasing the efficieney of our college. The present number of (Yiir is far below the half of that actually needed; instead of fourteen, we should have at the least from thirty to forty,, before our churches can reasonably hope to be adequately supplied with educated ministers. The longer I live, the more I see the need of increased exertion iu the cause of college education. As Nonconformists of the various deno- minations in Wales, our responsibility is great. The mass of the Welsh people have turned to our ranks, and to Dissenting ministers they naturally look for guidance in the paths of reli- gion and education generally but without a continued increase in ministerial education, this can never be duly effected. Our kind clerical friend of Aberdare, notwithstand- e 9' c t, (A c c i ing all his statistical accuracy, went a little too far in stating that the Welsh people have to a man" deserted the esta- blished chapels for in our large towns, where the services are feeld in English, .1 am told their places of worship are not badly attended. As, in a considerable population,, there are some who attend in order to show themselves oif as a kind of town aristocracy, and many more with a vi''w to convince their fellow-townsmen that they know the English language,, and that they understand it so syntactically as to, prefer it to the Welsh. Men, throughout the country, which are distin- guished by the appellation of Welsa gentry," or Welsh turist'.x-racy," though it is but seldom the major part of them are found guilty of darkening the door of any place of worship, are still as deeply rooted in the genuine principles of episcopacy ai any Christians in all the realm, They of all men. cannot "forget Jerusalem," as. it is to, what they call "Church livings" they principally look for the support of the younger branches of their families. An'd in many parishes both of towns and com-try, where endowments are entrusted to clerical dis- tribution, we may see even of the poor a sprinkling of depend- ants. and expectants against their will and inclination going to the parish chapel Besides, deplorably bad as the State-church' system is, there are still several evangelical clergymen in Wales, whose real worth and merits are such,, that they would command good congregations, go where they may. Now, without any further digression, as it does not admit of a moment's doubt that the great bulk of the Welsh are Nonconformists in principle, heart and soul, it is our im- perative duty as ministers and churches to. renew our efforts, and to redouble our diligence in devising all possible means to facilitate and extend the education of the rising ministry. In the hope that the proposal of "An Old Stldent" will be promptly and warmly responded to, and that a goodly number .f U5 shall meet together at the above time and place,, and that oar conference in its results will be of some real and permanent good to the college cause, I beg leave to subscribe myself as .me of the constant readers of your well conducted journal. Pontrhydyryn, April 19, 1849. DAVID D. EVANS.
THE CARDIFF HEALTH OF TOWNS' PETITION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PiU>;CIPALITY. SIR,—I cannot conceive the meaning of the paragraph in- serted in the Cardiff local news of last week in the Guardian, and which had reference to the manner in which the names were procured for the petition for the introduction of the clauses of the Health of Towns' Bill into this town. Surely it behoves the editor to be more circumspect, and not by such means seek to cast such serious reflections on an indi- vidual whose cha.racteT for respectability and integrity has long been tested. If required perhaps to give up the of the author, he might be found unwilling, and thus be placed in a dilemma. I can only say the petition is numerously and re- spectably signed,, and I do not think it was even taken into a court or alley and such a gratuitous insinuation is only in character with the acts of a Solomon or a Shylock. Yours truly, Cardiff, April 23rd, 1819 A FRIEND TO TRUTH.
CARDIFF POLICE COURT.—MONDAY, Apiui. 23. [Before Walter Coffin, Esq., Mayor, and R. L. Iteece, Esci.1 Cornelius Francig O Conncll obtained a summons against Michael Collins and his wife, for an assault. John. Grosser, pilot, whose case was remanded from last wioIck, to answer the complaint of Lieutenant Dornfoni, R.N., for infringing tho by-laws of the Bute Dock Company, on me 14th inst., was lined £ 2, including costs,-and in default was committed for one month. Hubert-Agtmo, an apprentice of Mr., Lockhart Hannah, was again bound; over to appear next Mo..day to answer any charge brought against him. Keziah Jones was charged with feeing drunk and disorderly on Saturday rnd Sunaay nuht, and Monday morning, and with having broken Mr. Hibbert's windows as she was taken to the station-house. Committed for-one month. Mary Lester was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday morning. Filled :285., and in default of payment 0:'0 month's imprisonment. c Daniel Bedr/ow, charged with breaking- eight panes of glass in the window of WiilianiHill, on the 19;h of March last, "waa fined 10s. and Srf. costs. Paid T. Williams, aged t9, was chargccLwith being drunk, disorderly, and kicking William Ilall, a policeman on duty, while conveying him to the station-house". Committed for one month. ff'iliiam Kelly, charged with encouraging fighting in the Hayes on Sunday night, contrasy to the Street Act, was lined 10s. Thomas Arch, charged with being drunk and disorderly, was discharged wltll a euu ion. Prisoner paid rather dear for his drinking bout, as he stated to the bench that he had lost £ 2 from his pocket. Motoh Jones, of E.dwysiian, an occupant of the union for three years, was cnarged with putting her son, about 3 years of age, over the railing's into the Sumd °f the above building, and deserting it.' To be brought up again on WiUuun Phillips, who took charge of the Greek boy the other day, now wisned to get rid of him. The mayor requested the master of the union to take care of hin, and get him a vessel as soon as possible. Cornelius Hoch was charged wbfr stealing t.wo." bobs" of lead from some new buildings in Newtown, and selling them to Mrs. Staurenghi, marine store dealer, for tlvepence. The prosecutor not pressing the charge the boy was dismissed with H caution. The beucll was occupied for more than two hours in adjudicating the claims of & large number of navvies" upon John George El-kmgton, who had taken a small contract under Messrs. Cosslett. lie bench in every instance allowed the eUiims of the men. It appeared that Elkington has been in the habit of supplying goods to these persons, and partly paying them in cash. The helle" informed defendant that iu future, if he came before them, they would not allow him to deduct the amount f goods supplied in the settle- mem of disputes. Mr. Fox, the engineer, and Mr. Dener02he, contractor of a portion of the line, saitl it was against, the express wish of the company that this system was carried oil, and that tbey \\ou.¡d put an end to it. The bench finally hlhnvcd Klkington a chance of settling, with the men out of court, which he promised 10 do on TuesdllY at two o'clock
MERTimi POLICE COURT.—FRIDAY, APRIL 2.0. [Before Win. Thomas, Esq.] Evan Peter, H-'m. Richards, and Thomas T'homas, were fullv committed to take their trial at the next quarter sessions for stealing a drawer, the pro- perty of Joseph Thomas, containing' copper. These men we are informed are celebrated in their profession, and.it will he a great, boon for the county as well as to Merthyr, to get rid of them. Saickdav, Ar an. 2i.—[Before W. Thomas, and II A. Bruce, Esqrs.,] well as to Merthyr, to get rid of them. Saickdav, Ar an. 2i.—[Before W. Thomas, and II A. Bruce, Esqrs.,] Ann Austin, charged with obtaining a pair of vromen's- shoes and clogs, the property of John Jones, under false pretences, was discharged, the evidence uelng incomplete. Morgan %'homm was charged by WIll. Williams with putting him in bodily fear. The evidence was not strong enough, and he was discharged. llrso.y, Ai'itu. 2;i.—[iSet'ore W. Thomas, and II. A..Braea* Esqrs.] G.KKSK ST MA X,IS o.—David Lewis was charged with stealing three gce.sc, the property of Win. Jones, of Gellygaer, on the Ktli of December last. After hearing part of the evidence, the prisoner was remanded until Weù neday. ROBBISO FEME TUE PIIK-SON-.—Ltjtma Duties, from Pontstorehousc cellars, was charged with-siealing & fid. from, the person of Matthew Evans. S, e Wti3 lLseUtlrged> tho. prosecutor isot appearing to press the chargc. m. f was charged with, assaulting John Willlams, on the U'th.inst. Mned Ail and costs, or l*i days' imprisonment. Allowed time to pay. 'r'r':n. Jones was cluiraedby Ann Roes with disobeying an order of affiliation. Ordered to pay the am;¡\Int immediately. i'atrich Cam, a (les2rter from the Hth regiment of foot, now stationed at Dowiais, was committed to. Brecon gaol. to. await orders, from, the Uorat- Guards,
MONEY MARKET. LONDON, WEDNESDAY EVENING.—The Funds opened well this morning, Consols realising 92 to t, and the market has preserved an appearance of tolerable buoyancy. The New Three-and-a.- Quarter per Cents, have realised 91§ ft, and the Three per Cents. 9 Bank Stock is worth 193. Exchequer-bills have been. 45s. to 48s. prem., and India Bonds 69s. to 70s. prem. Railway Shares, though not brisk, have been rather Huetuating, South Wales, 14j.
MINING MARKET. The business transacted during the week has been rather more limited than we have had it for some time past, although, offers are still made for shares in most of our leading mines, at prices to which sellers in general will not conform. UII RE NT PRICES OF METALS. ENGLISH IRON, a X. s. d. ENGLISH ClPPKR. d zE. s. d. Bar, bolt, &sq, Lon. per ton 6 15 0 Ordinary sheets :per lb. 0 0 10 Nail rods 7 5 0 Old copper e 0 0 sk. Hoops 9 0 (I FOREIGN OOPPE1U Refined Metal, Wales* „ 4 5 0 ENGLISH LEAD, Y Do. Amhracitc* „ 4 5 0 1 lS per ton 16 0 0 Pig, 1, Wales, cold-blast „ 5 0 0 slleet » 17 0 0 Do. hot-blast 3 10 0 R':d 17 10 0 Do., 1, Civde,«c<c. „ 2 7 O white >. 22 0 0 Blewiit'sPat. itefi. Iron Shot (Patent) „ 19 15. # for bars, rails, &e. free FOREIGN LKAD. h on brd. at Newport* 4 5 0 Spanish, in bond 15 10 0 Do., do., for tin-plates, American ditto boiler plates, &c. do. „ 4 10 0 EXGIISH IIS i Stirling's .Pat., Tottgh- Blocks! '.per cwt. 4 9- 0 encd, m Glasgow. „ 3 6 0 Bai,s „ i 10 0 Do. Wales 4 15 0 jtpfnnnf] 4 Ifi 0 Staff, bars at the works 7 10 0. Pigs, in Staffordshire" 3 15 0 FOREIGN TIN. A, Rails 6 0 0 Banca, in bond 4 15 0 C,,iuirs 4 5 "t, aits 4 10 0 V i'eruv.6mo.2i'p.ct.dis. FOREIGN IEON. 0 Swedish 13 0 0 TIN PLATES- I CCND IC Coke- per box 1 11 0 i>81 IC Charcoal 1 15 0 Gourieff IX ditto „ 1 18 6 Archangel SPELTER, M FOREIGN STEEL, C Platcs,warehoused^erfo» 16 10 0 Swedish kegs 14 5 0 Di-ttoto arrive 16 5 0 !.)<).,fHg.t. 15 10 0 ZINC., n, ENGLISH COPPER, d English Sheet 22 0 0 Tough cake S3 10 0 QUICKSILVBS. 0 Tile 87 10 0 Per lb 0 3 44 Terms .-a, 6 months, or 21 per cent. dis h, ditto c, ditto d, 6 months, or 3 per cent, discount; e, 6 months, or 24 per cent. dis.; ditto g, ditto; h, ditto; i, ditto; k, net cash 7 months, or 3 per cent. dis.; m, 'net cash • n, 3 mouths, or It percent, dis o, ditto, 11 dis. Cold blast, free on board in Wales. REMARKS..—We have to notice a continued depression in the iron-market. Welsh bars have declined full 5s. per ton, making present price £5 Ids. free-on-board at the port, whilst second-hand parcels are-offering considerably below this figure. Scotch pig-iron is also extremely flat; sales have been made during the week at 46s. 6d., and 46s., cash and also at 46s., bill at three months. PRICES OF WELSH MINING SHARES. Shares. Company. Paid. Price. 1,000 Abergwessyn 8 3 10,000 Blanwen Iron 6 6 8,000 Blaenavoa 50 124 8,000 Blaenavoa 50 124 10,000 British Iron, New Regis 12 8 — Do. Scrip 10 10 1,000 Cwm Erfin 3 3}. 3,000 Dyfngwm 10 124 6,'100 Gadair 2 2 100 Grogwynion .— 1,000 Llwyn Atalys 7i 5 3,600 Llynvi Iron 50' 50 5,000 l\1crionethshire Slate and Slab 8,000 Pennant and Cra.gwen 2 2b 100 Penrhiw 10,000 Rhymney Iron 50 J3 10,000 Do. New. 7 63 2,500 Rhoswhiddol and Bacheidon 10 I03 TAFF VALE RAILWAY. I, Traffic for Week ending April 21, 1849 ;CI,880 12 11 LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. MONDAY.—The attendance of both town and country buyers being limited, the demand for ail kinds of wheat of home produce was in a sluggish state, at prices barely equal to those paid on Mon- day last. The quantity of foreign wheat on offer was again exten- sive. As most of the leading millers well supplied themselves last week, there was very little disposition shown to purchase this article. Most qualities were offering at Is. per quarter less money without finding buyers. We had a very moderate supply of barley i on offer, and distilling sorts supported last week's quotations. There was a fair inquiry for most kinds of malt, at fully last Monday's prices. The supply of oats was hot large. The trade was steady, at about last week's currencies. Scarcely any oats were on sale from Ireland. Beans were in moderate supply. White peas ruled steady. All other kinds were a slow sale. Indian corn and meal were held at very full prices. The top price of flour was 44s nor 280 lbs.. WHEAT- j)..?..NOATS— 8. 8. WHEAT— s..9. OATS— S< Essex and Kent, Red 40 to 50 Yorkshire and Lincoln- Ditto, White, New 42 51 shire, Feed jg to 20 Norfolk and Lincoln, Red 39 47 Potato 00 21 Ditto, White 42 „ 50 Youghal and Cork.'Black' II 18 Irish, Red 40 43 Cork, White 14 20 Ditto, White 4-1 48 Scotch, Feed 19 23 RYK— BEANS— Old 25 „ 27 Tick 2,5 34 New 25 27 P geons 40 44 BARLEY— PEAS— Grinding. 23 25 Grey 31 35 Malting 2S. 30 Maple 33 34 Chevalier 31 33 White 21 27 MALT— Boiler3 27 32 Suffolk and Norfolk 51 „. 58 FLOUR—• Brown 4-S 50 Town made 42 44 Kingston and Ware 57 58. Suffolk 31 88 Chevalier 58 59 Stockton and Norfolk 33 36 WEDNESDAY.—A limited supply of English wheat has been re- ceived up to our market since Monday. Only 1,100 quarters of foreign wheat have come to hand since Saturday. Selected quali- ties sold to a fair extent, at full currencies. Scarcely any barley was on offer., Malting samples were held for more money. Grind- ing and distilling sorts were quite as dear. Only a moderate in- quiry for malt. Very few oats were OIl the market. Beans, peas, Indian corn, and flour as on Monday.
S-F, E DS. MONDAY.—For ail kinds of seeds the demand continues in. a very inactive state, and last week's prices are with difficult/ supported. Cakes are held nrmly at full currencies. 8, .Y. s. 8'1 Turnip, White, per bushel. 11 to 12 Currawav 29 to 30 Red and Green 11 12 Coriander (8 18 Mustard, Brown 8 12 Hempseed, per quarter 32 34 -to White 8 12 Linseed, English. Sowing 48 50 Tares, new G 7 Crushing 36 44* Old '4 0 Baltic 86 4 2 Canary, per-quarter 130 120 Odessa.. 36 42 Rye grass 20 2.4 Linseed Cake, per WOO— Clover, lied English, cwt. 30 58 English 91. 1 White. 32 13 Foreign. 61. 011. Si.O. .•Foreign lted 2S 40 Rape Cakes, per ton H. 53. 41. lo-t. White 30 4,<I I R.ipesead, per last 80/. 0s. 32/. Ui. Trefoil 12 18 j
SMITIIFIELD. -A-i immense supply of home-fed beasts, even the time of year considered, was on otter this morning, it exceeding 4,000. head, in admirable condition. The beef trade, owing to the heavy supply-it amounting- to more than 1,OOD head over. that exhibited at the corresponding period in ISiS-and the unfavourahle state of the weather for slaughtering, was dull, at a dcclias in the quota- tions of 2d. per 8. lbs. At the closc of the market large numbers of stock were turned out unsold. There was a very extensive increase iu the numbers of sheep, and which far exceeded the wants of the butchers. All breeds met tFi unusually heavy sale, and prices re- ceded quite 4cl. per 8 lbs. The best old Downs in the wool sold with diiiiculty at only 4s. out of the wool, 3s. 4d. per 8 lbs. There were about 10,000 sheep in the market more than at the same time last year; had a. fair demand for lambs, and prices were fairly supported. In calves, exceedingly little business was transacted,, at a fail in the cuirencies of 2d. per 8 Ibs. Pigs were very dull, I and in- some instances prices ruled somewhat lower than, last week. Price pcr stone of S lbs. (to sink the offal). s. d. Ii. d.. 8. d. s. d.. Inferior Beasts 2, 2 to 2. i Second Quality Sheep. 2 1-0 to 3 4 Second Quaiity 6 „ 2 8.: Coarso-woolled ditto. 3 6 3 8 Prime Lnvge'Osea 2 10 3 2 .Southdown Wether 3 10 ,,4 0 Prime Scots 3 1 3 6 | Ditto, out of the wool ..3 2,, 3 6 •: Large Coarse Calves 3 .2 „ 3 8 Large togs 3 2„ 3 8 Prime Small ditto 3 10 4 2 Small Porkers 3 10 4 2 Suckling Calves 18 0 „ 27 0 Quarter old i'igs 16 0 „ 21 0 Interior Sheup 2 6 2 S Lambs 5 0 6 0