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NEWPORT. COURT OF EXCHEQUER, MAY 15.—(Before the Chief Baron, and a common jury.) XiCWfORT, AB3RGAVSNW, AND HEREFORD RAILWAY V. BROW N. This was an action brought to recover X323 7s., being arrears due by the defendant to the company upon certain calls, together with n terest. Mr. Martin appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Cockburn for the defendant. „ The defendant was Mr. John Brown, of Sydenham, and he was the holder of 75 shares, upon which he had neglected to pay two calls of £ 2 each. Mr. Cockburn said, upon the facts of the case he had no answer, but he had to raise a point which now stood for the decision of the Court of Common Pleas in the case of the Cork and Bandon Rail- way v. Connolly, and which had reference to the notice anterior to making the call, and not subsequent to the call. By the 22nd sec- tion of the Act the shareholders were entitled to 21 days' formal notice of the intention of the directors to make the call, and as that had not been given in this case, he apprehended that the calls were informal. The Chief Baron said he would reserve the pomt, but did not think that it would much avail the defendant. A verdict for the full amount was then returned for the plaintiffs, with leave to move to enter a nonsuit upon the 22nd section. BURGLARY AT MAT,PAS.On the night of Friday, the llthinst., or early on Saturday morning, Woodlands, the residence of James J. Cordes, Esq., was broken into, and a considerable qir-otity of silver plate and other articles stolen therefrom. It appears that the perpetrators effected an entrance through the scullery window, by cutting holes in the shutters. On Saturday morning,it was dis- covered that a dog had been left behind in the back premises by the burglars, which the servant foolishly set at liberty before the arrival of the police, which might have led to the immediate detection of the thieves, who have not as yet been apprehended but it is sup- posed they will soon be brought to justice. The high esteem and respect in which Mr. Cordes is deservedly held by the people has materially increased the anxiety for the apprehension of the robbers. £ 25-rewatd has been offered for their detection. POLICE, MAY 14TH.—[Before the Mayor, Thomas Hughes, and William Jenkins, Esq.] George James was charged with stealing two watches, the pro- perty of Richard Whopham, of Cardiff. Part of the stolen pro- nerty was found in his possession, and the remainder pawned at Mr. Wildes, pawnbroker, of Llanarth-street,, in this town. The pri- gorier was committed for trial. John Williams, of Liverpool, was charged with stealing a silver tea spoon, the property of Chas. Phillips, coach proprietor. The prisoner was taken by Mr. Phillips out of charity to help him in the stable, when he committed the above ungrateful act. Com- mitted for trial. Samuel Gould was charged with stealing thirteen pounds of white lead, the property of Mr. John Clarke, plumber and glazier, Commercial-road, Committed for trial. (Bailed out.) Henry Jones was summoned for assaulting David Turberville. Settled out of court. Ann Snailham was summoned for assaulting Ann Nonield. Ordered to pay costs, 2s. 6d., and bound over to keep the peace for six months. Henry Thomas, railway gauger, was summoned for wages, 2s. 6d., amount due to Edward Barrett. Ordered to pay, with 6s. 6d. costs. Valentine Daniel was summoned for a public annoyance in the street, at the bottom of Stow Hill. Ordered to pay costs. George Wilcox was summoned for pound breaking. Case dis- missed. Spargle Hitchings and Chas. Phillips, the drivers of opposition coaches between Newport and Cardiff, were summoned for furiously driving through Commercial-street, on Thursday last. Each fined Is., and lis. 6d. costs. Benjamin Richards was charged with assaulting his wife, Ann Richards." Fined 4Us., and costs, 16s. 6d., and bound over to keep the peace for six months.
PONTYPOOL. MR. VINCENT'S LECTURES.—This advocate of civil and reli- gious liberty delivered a gratuitous lecture to the working-classes, in this town, on Thursday evening, May 10th, at the British School-room. The subject of the lecture was, The present state of parties, the necessity of effecting a considerable reduction of taxation, and a thorough reform in the House of Commons." For an hour previous to the commencement of the lecture, crowds of persons from a distance of six or eight miles assembled, in order to obtain seats, and long before Mr. V. appeared on the platform the spacious room was crowded in every part. Over the platform, immediately behind where the lecturer stood, we observed the words, Welcome Vincent," which evidently were indicative of the feelings of all present, for on his ascending the platform he was received with tremendous cheering, which lasted for several minutes. After the cheering had subsided, Mr. V. commenced by referring to the present condition of the various parties in the state, and clearly showed that although a considerable change had taken place in the Legislature, a still greater change must be ef- fected ere the burdens which press so heavily on the people of this country could be removed. After referring to the enormous sums in the shape of taxes, and to the various ways in which they were uselessly squandered, the lecturer concluded by urging his numerous hearers to become politicians, to study the Jímes in which they live, but especially the male portion he urged, if possible, to procure votes, and to use them in the election of such men as Cobden, Hume, and Bright. The lecturer, having occupied the attention of his audience for upwards of two hours, sat down amidst loud and long continued applause, A vote of thanks was moved by the Rev. G. Thomas, and seconded by Mr. C. Davies.
BRIDGEND. A-melee took place amongst the 11 navvies engaged on the works of the South Wales Railway here, on Monday last. The combatants comprised English, Irish, and Welsh, who were all eager for the fray." The active police, officer of the district was quickly in attendance, and captured one of the most violent. The o-therswere soon afterwards dispersed, before any serious mischief had been done. ELECTIONEERING EXPENSES.—Petherick v. Overton. The was an action brought by the plaintiff, an auctioneer and ap- praiser, residing at this place, against the defendant, the successful candidate at the late contest for the county coronership, to recover the sum. of £ 10 15s., the balance of a claim of £ 17 15s., for ser- vices-rendered at that memorable contest.—The case was tried by 8 jury.1 previous to the jury being sworn, ail application was made by Mr. C. T. fillys for an adjournment of the case, on the ground of the absence of a material witness, but the learned judge refused the application, because,the affidavit tendered in its sup- port was defective in many particulars. The case was therefore taken as undefended. Mr. T. Grif-hth appeared for the plaintiff. From the evidence adduced it seemed that on the Saturday subse- quent to the day of nomination of the candidate, the plaintiff was, by the defendant's direction, sent to London with a letter to Mr. Talbot respecting the election that he arrived in London on Sunday morning, and returned to Bridgend on the following Wednesday; that he was engaged in the committee-room of the defendant until the close of the poll on the succeeding Saturday that he charged for his services so rendered d. A,; s. d. Mileage—177 miles at Is. 8 17 0 Cab hire in London 0 10 0 Expenses in London at 21s. per day 44 0 E;giit days' services at 10s. 6d. ditto 4 4 0 — 1715 0 Credit was given for a sum of 7 0 0 Leaving a balance of £ 10 15 0 His Honour requested the plttintiff to account for the outlay of 21s. per day in London, and was informed that it was made for the BsuaFnecessanes. and among other payiyients that were made was one of 10s, 8d, to the chambermaid, as the plaintiff staled, foi- services rendered." His Honour very impartially summed up, and told the jury that they should allow a reasonable and not an unreasonable claim, and left it lo them to say what ought to be al- lotted. The jury retired for a few minutes, and returned a ver- dict for the full amount claimed.
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MERTR YR. MEETING UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH ACT, 1848. A meeting of the inhabitants of this town was held at the vestry- room, Glebe Land, on Tuesday morning last, at eleven o'clock, to meet T. W. Hammell, Esq., one of the inspectors appointed by the Act. Long before the tune appointed the vestry-room was crowded to suffocation, in consequence of an invitation made by the crier on the preceding evening for the workmen to attend, and which they did in great numbers. At eleven, Mr. Rami-nell en- tered the vestry-room, and stated that a petition was sent from the parish to the Board of Health in London, praying for the ex- tension of the Act to this parish, and that the notice calling this meeting had appeared in the local papers, and bad been placarded about the town. He then read a portion of the notice. Mr. Frank James, solicitor, and clerk to the board of guardians, then rose, and explained to the meeting the necessity for improving the sanitary condition of the town. The want of sewerage and proper drainage occasioned much illness in the town, and the deaths were 1 in 26; whereas in Liverpool, one of the most unhealthy towns in the kingdom, the number of deaths was only 1 in 27. (A person in the crowd said, want of victuals is the cause of that.) There were in this town also thousands of houses without any accommodation whatever, and there was no power at present to compel owners of cottages to erect privies to them. Many landlords thought no- thing of providing Jor the comfort of their tenants; they only wanted to screw as much rent from them as they conld. The supply of water also was very deficient. Mr. Lewis Lewis, spirit merchant, said that the only way the women of Merthyr had to enjoy themselves was to go for water. Mr. James continued, and stated that at the public meeting held here some months ago Mr. Anthony Hill admitted that the sanitary condition of the town was very bad, and only objected to the Health of Towns Act in consequence of the expense of carrying it cut, but proposed that a local act should be applied for, for the purpose of cleaning the town, though it was too late to get it this session. Mr. Lewis Lewis doubted whether one tenth of the rate-payers had signed the petition alluded to. Mr. James said, that according to the number of rate-payers found in the parish books kept by Mr. Edward Lewis, the number of signatures appended to the petition exceeded one in every ten. Mr. John Williams, master of a level and proprietor of cottages, strongly objected to this movement, as the expense would be thrown on the workmen. The Rev. Evan Jenkins, rector of Dowlais, said, though he had lived in the place for the last twenty-three years, he had never interfered with public meetings of this nature, but a sense of public duty compelled him to do anything in his power for the benefit of the working man. He did not know anything respecting the state of Merthyr, but as for Dowlais, it was notorious for its un- healthy sanitary condition, though nature had done much for its cleanliness, as the houses are built on the side of the hill. The population of Dowlais, according to the last census, was about 16,000, and there was nothing in wet weather but mud and dirt in every direction. Some time last winter he observed a horse and cart quite fast in the mud. There were no necessaries to one in every twenty, no, not to one in every forty of the houses, and in a voluntary excursion he made last winter, lie reckoned not less than one hundred heaps of human dung, and those within thirty yards to houses inhabited by a hundred able-bodied Irish- men, whom he found playing a game. He had asked the honour- able member for the borough if there was no remedy to this state of things, and also the magistrates, and was told in each instance there was none. He had gone to many proprietors of houses to ask if they would make the necessary conveniences for their houses, and had met with no encouragement from them. As for the supply of water, he had the authority of Mr. Crawshay and Sir John Guest that such a speculation would pay ten per cent for the- money laid out in water works, and Sir John was willing to take one-fifth of the number of shares in such undertaking. That was a sufficient proof of his sincerity. As for the supply of water, there were dozens and scores of women waiting at the pistyle (spout) for water at all hours of the day till ten at night, and the language and scenes in such place was horrid to every right-miuded man. Much immorality ensues from the people's congregating by the pistyle. The water also was unwholesome, and in many instances almost poisonous He therefore hailed the commis- sioner's appearance among them, and would do anything in his power to render the working man as comfortable as any person in the kingdom. Morgan Thomas, a working man, objected very much to the plan proposed by the meeting. He was getting only Is. IOd. per day and they were five in family, and he had no money to pay towards carrying out the provisions of the Act. It was the influx of Irish to the place that made things so bad. Mr. Lewis Lewis admitted the truth of the statements made by the Rev. Mr. Jenkins as to want of drainage, and said that 7,321 houses were in the parish, 1,30!) rate-payers, and that 21,000 per- sons did not pay any rates at all. They all depended on the four iron works. By this time it was so intensely hot that the commissioner con- sented to go to the long room of the Bush hotel, and the meeting adjourned accordingly; but instead of going to the Bush, it was held at the Market-square, which was much more convenient for the thousands present. The Rev. Mr. Jenkins remarked that the state of the streets in Dowlais, which were private property, was highly disgraceful; and he had the authority of Mr. John Evans, the manager, in stating, that if the owners of the property were to put them in repair once, that the Dowlais Iron Company would keep them in repair. He stated also, at the request of the commissioner, that he should be happy to receive deputations to give evidence on the subject mat- ter of the meeting the following day. Mr. Jno. Morgan, solicitor, stated something on behalf of Mr. Overton, which we could not hear. What we understood was, that Mr. O. was anxious to promote the comfort of his tenants. Mr. Frank James said that the only plan to improve the sanitary condition of Merthyr was, by having strong compulsory measures by an Act of Parliament. Mr. Wm. Gould then recapitulated in Welsh the proceedings from the commencement, which tended very much to allay the prejudices of the working men against the Health of Towns Act. Air. Thomas Stephens read an extract from the Act, proving that the expenses fell on the landlord and not on the tenant; and said that owners of houses should be compelled to make all con- veniences for their tenants. The Rev. Mr. Jenkins, at the commissioner's request, stated that the cost of water at Nottingham was only one penny per week, per house, and under the Health of Towns Act, if the charge was greater than twopence per week, it was optional with the party to take it or not. Mr. Henry Thomas, cooper, stated that the goods and chattels of the tenant were liable to be distrained upon for the charge due on the landlord. Mr. Stephens was then hissed by the workmen. Mr. F. James read another clause, which stated that Mr. Ste- phens was quite correct, as the tenant was not liable to pay more for his landlord than the amount of rent he owed him at the time. This explanation gave great satisfaction to all rational men. Mr. John Harries, a proprietor of cottages, complained bitterly of the parties who had set this project on foot; Mr. rlenry Protheroe also followed on the same side, and said there was plenty of water to be had at Merthyr. Mr. John Williams also objected to the measure, and said that he was willing to sell all his houses. He thought the movers of the measure only wanted situations for their children, and that the chest of drawers of the working man should be distrained to pay the charge due from the landlord. [Such statements as these were loudly cheered by the mea. Well done, John," was heard in all directions.] The Rev. Mr. Jenkins said, that in all statements he had mede, he bad purposely avoided making personal allusions, but from what fell from Mr-. Protheroe, he was constrained to say that the burying ground at Dowlais, Mr. P.'s property, was highly dis- graceful in a Christian country. The late Mr, Thomas Evans and himself were passing that way some years ago, and they saw men hauling away the bones and flesh of those that were buried there. Mr. Protheroe: I deny it. Mr. Jenkins I saw it with my own eyes (loud cries of" Shame, shame"). Mr. F. James then said that the town was to be divided into five districts; viz., the town of Merthyr, Cyfarthfa, Penydarran, Ply- mouth, and Dowlais and the following persons were nominated to give evidence to the commissioner on each district:—Messrs. D. J. Evans, J. Jenkins, W. Jones, W. Thomson, T. J. Dyke, J. Atkins, John Harries, Wm. Gould, Matthew John, J. L. White, John Edwards, J- Lloyd, H, Protheroe, E. Harries, D. Jones, Thos. Lewis, H. Williams, E- Price, Rev. E. Jenkins, J. Bcddoe, &c., and any other person who felt an inclination to do either for or against this measure, it being the.-commissioner's object to get information from all parties. J. W. Russell, Esq., solicitor, proposed, and J. W, James, Esq., surgeon, seconded, a vote of thanks to the commissioner, for ins courteous and impartial conduct. The motion was carried by a how of hnnds. Mr. Rammell acknowledged the vote of thanks, and the meet- ing separated about two o'clock. THE REV. JOHN LLOYD, late minister of Ebenezor chapel, Pembrokeshire, commenced his stated ministerial labours at Ebe- nezer chapel, in this town, on Sunday, the 13th instant, when he preached three admirable sermons to crowded congregations. We believe this church also supports its aged and respected minister, the venerable Abel Jones, whose infirmity has rendered him un- able to discharge the important duties of the pastorate. THE followers of John Wesley held recently their annual district meeting in (fas town, which was numerously attended by the minis- ters of the connexion from all parts of the principality. The com- mittee meetings were held during the day-time, and sermons deli- vered in the evenings but Monday was devoted altogether to public meetings;-when most excellent sermons were delivered at the large Calvinistic Methodist chapel, which was kindly lent for the occasion. WAUN FAIR.—1This fair, the first of the season, was held on Monday, and was considered a very large one. Pigs and horses I sold tolerably well, but cattle were quite a drug, owing, we pre- sume, to the want of pasture. INQUESTS were held by George Overton, Esq., and respectable juries, on. the 9th inst., at the Star beer-house, Dowlais, on the body of Thomas Joseph, collier, aged 34, who was killed at one of the Dowlais levels, by a fall of earth and on the 12th inst., at the Lamb inn, Merthyr, on view of the body of David Richards, haullier, aged 17, who was killed at one of the Penydarran levels, by the trams going over him. "Accidental death" was the ver- dict returned on each. HIRWAUN.—Sir J. J. Guest, Bart., M.P., has kindly given two pounds to the Hirwaun Reading Society, and has also signified his intention of contributing the same annually. The society is com- posed principally of the working classes. SPECIAL SESSIONS, May 14. (For transferring Licenses, &c.) [Magistrates present, II. A. Bruce and W. Thomas, Esqs.] The following licenses were transferred, viz., the Three Mari- ners, Ca-edraw, to James Virgo Black Horse, Penydarran-road, to Lewis Davies Wyndham Arms, Glebeland, to John Giles; the Cross Keys, to Thomas Morgan and the Ivy Bush, to Mary Miles. No complaints were made against the poor-rate. Mr. White, stationer, was appoiuted chief constable, instead of Mr. Griffiths, druggist. Ann Thomas, of Penydarran, was charged with wilfully da- maging three loaves, by throwing water on the same. Ordered to pay 4s., the value of the bread, and 12s. 6d. costs. Allowed time to pay. James Jones, who was charged with drunkenness, was repri- manded and discharged, as was also John Holland, who was charged with not paying wages said to be due to James Edwards. POLICE, SATURDAY, MAY 12.— [Before H. A. Bruce, and W. Mcyrick, Esqrs.] DafNKE>">">-ss.—Mary Ann Jones was charged by police constable Evan Richards with being drunk and disorderly. Discharged with a reprimand. DOMESTIC QUAHKKLS.—John Barry was charged with assaulting his second half. Casc,dismissed, no prosecutor appearins against him. W Pari-y, who was charged with non-payment of wages to J. Powell was discharged.. John Evans, charged by Felix M'Carthy with not paying him 8s. 3d., wao-es due to him, was ordered to pay the amount claimed and costs. STEU,I«G. —Rachel Evans was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions for stealing a flannel petticoat, the property of Henry Sage, of Aberdar'e; also with stealing a silk handkerchief, from Worn iii the parish of Eglwysilan. FORGEKV. 'oscpk Edwards, railway contractor, was charged by Isaac Bells with forgery. Remanded till Wednesday, but admitted to bail. Isaac llowdl was charged with being the father of the illegitimate childof Selia Thomas. Mr.C. H. James appeared for complainant, and Mr. Smith for defendant. Ordered to pay 2s. 6d. a-week for the first six woeh, unci Is. Gù. afterwards and expenses. McjiuiT, MAY H.[Bcfore II. A. Bruce, Esq.] Joseph Edwards, railway contractor, was charged by Isaac Bells with forgery'. Committed for'trial at the next assizes. fVní. Fowles, the principal witness in the above care, was then charged by Joseph Edwards with embezzling his money. The charge of embezzlement could not be substantiated, but he was committed for trial on the charge of larceny.
NEATH. ON Sunday morning the Rev. David Parry, rector of Lwyd, Breconshire, preached an eloquent sermon in English, and in the evening in Welsh, at Cadoxton church, on behalf of the Pastoral Aid Society. Liberal collections were made at the close of each service. The sermons were listened to with great attention by crowded audiences. THE board of guardians for this union have appointed Mr. W. H. Jones, ship broker, Neath, to be registrar of marriages, &c., in the room of Mt. Thomas Leyson, resigned. There were six can- didates for the office. DEATH FROM BUItNING.-On Saturday morning, the 12th instant, Ann Long, the wife of Wm. Long, a labourer, residing at Buglar, having occasion to go about a mile distance from home on business, locked the door upon her three children in the house, and shortly after the clothes of the youngest child, about six years of age, caught fire, and the poor creature was so dreadfully burnt, that she died shortly after. The eldest child threw all the water iii the house on the unfortunate sufferer, but was unable to extin- guish' the flames, and the door being fastened she could hot give an alarm outside. ———— POLICE.- F.RRDAY, MAY IOTH.-[Before Griffith Llewellyn and John Rowland, Esqrs.] David Saunders, of Aberavon, was charged by P.C. Thomas Jones with being drunk and disorderly. Fmed 5s. and costs. John Morgan, Corner House beer-house, Rhiddings, near Neath, was charged by P.C. Price, with having his house open for the sale of beer before one o'clock on Sunday. The deiendaiit pleaded Guilty, and was ordered to pay costs. James Williams, James Phillips, and Thomas Davies were charged by P.S. Wright, with having left their work under the English Copper Company, at Cwmavon, without giving the re- quisite notice. Committed for one month. Mary Williams, of Neath Abbey, charged Elizabeth Williams, of the same place, with assaulting her. Case dismissed. William Turpin and Evan Evans, of Aberavon, were charged with assaulting John Watkin Phillips, of that place. Complainaut did not appear, and the case was dismissed. David Edwards, of the parish of Briton Ferry, was charged with assaulting Jenkin Jenkin, of Neath. Case dismissed with costs. David Jones, of the parish of.Cadoxton, was summoned by Eli- zabeth Besby, of that place, tor the non-maintenance of his illegi- timate child. Ordered to pay 2s. 6d. per week.
ABERGAVENNY. MR. VINe ENT .At the request of a portion of the inhabitants of this town, this gentleman paid us a visit on Wednesday, the 9th instant, and delivered an address in the Cymreigyddion Hall, to a large and a respectable audience, on "The present state of parties, and on the importance of a great movement for a general reduc- tion of taxation an equitable adjustment of the public burdens, and a thorough reform of the House of Commons." The Rev. Micah Thomas presided on the occasion. The chairman, in his prefatory remarks, excited considerable latiglitel-, by the very humorous manner in which he de, icted that very renowned animal, J,,bn Bull." Mr. V., in being introduced to the meeting, was loudly cheered. Every eye seemed to be completely concentrated upon him, and all appeared prepared for the feast they were about to partake of. His address occupied nearly two hours, and never have we observed an audience exhibit such profound attention as on this occasion. All appeared to be hanging on his lips, as if some magical influence was at work. It would be quite super- fluous to say anything now in praise of Mr. V.'s talents as an ora- tor, after the high encomiums which have been bestowed upon him in the P HINCTPALITY the last two weeks. We regret to state, that there are a few in our town who have spoken unkind and un- charitable things of Mr. V., and of the politics he so nobly advo- cates. Why did not these over-cautious, politicians attend the meeting? Were they afraid of being contaminated ? We rejoice that the cause of freedom and of truth cannot in the least degree be injured or retarded in their onward progress by the feeble at- tempts of those non-progressionists, who are evei- throwing obsta- cles in the way of social reform. As Mr, V. has promised to pay us another visit, we hope that those persons who still retain their prejudices will make an effort to attend the next meeting. Mr. J. Davies proposed a vote of thanks to the talented speaker, which was carried unanimously. AjNNUAL FAIR.—On Monday last, this fair was held, which is considered the largest in the year. The early part of the morning looked rather louring, but as the day advanced the sky brightened up, and it became fine. The town was pretty well tilled with pleasure-seekers, and we are fclad to state that this was one of the most orderly fairs we have ever witnessed in this place. There was nothing like the amount of drunkenness and fighting we have seen on similar occasions. There was a large exhibition of all kinds of stock, but there appeared no desire to purchase, although prices were low. There was a very good supply of horses, and useful animals were sought after, but high prices could not be ob- tained. The fuppiy of pig3 was rather srmdler than u:;ua>, and were scarcely inquired after. The farmers loudly complained of the duloess of the fair.
CABMAliTIIEN. fTHR CASE OP ANN MATTHEWS.—The mayor of Carmarthen has received a reply from Sir George Grey to the memorial of In", wor.hip, and several members of the council, praying a commuta- tion of the sentence on Ann Matthews, convicted f>t the Ia*t assizes of stealing post letters. The hon. barouei declined ad via* jllg her Majesty to commute the sentence.
SWANSEA. QUOITING CLUB.—This club held its first meeting on Satur- day last. The day was beautiful—the party select—and the ground in good order. It is, therefore, not very Surprising that some of the best games ever played on the ground were played on Saturday. The ground, which is situated at the back of the Oxford Inn, is enclosed between two walls six or seven feet high, and shut in at the ends by large doors—members alona being allowed to introduce a friend. The club is willinjr to play any other in the country for the honour.—Steansea EcraM DUKE or BEAUFOUT V. THE COKPOKAXION.—LAW EXPENSES — The town clerk presented tothecorporntion, at the usual monthly meeting held last Monday, the taxed Lili of costs of Messrs Watkins and Hooper, solicitors to his Grace the Duke of Beaufort, in the action tried at the S wansea Spring Assizes of 1848, in which the corporation were unsuccessful. A letter accompanied the bill of costs, requesting a remittance of the amount by return of post. To this the town clerk had for- warded a reply, stating that the bill would be brought befora the council that day. It appeared from the town clerk's state- ment that the bill amounted originally to £ 1,448 odd, but had been reduced by taxation to 41,183 9s. 7d. This was made up of the following items :— 1 Lawproceedings. £ 339 2 3 Counsel's fees 244 7 6 Copies of charters and documents 527 0 S Witnesses'-expenses 72 19 2 £ 1,183 9 7 HARBOUR TRUST.—-An adjourned meeting of the Swansea Harbour Trustees was held at the Assembly Rooms on Monday, for the purpose of receiving a report of the proceedings of the committee in reference to floating the Town Reach. The fol- lowing is the resolution which was passed It having beeu ascertained that it is the intention of Mr. Hooper, on the part of the Duke of Beaufort, to oppose any Act in Parliament unless certain conditions are first complied with, that under these circumstances the standing orders could not be dispensed with, and that even if a delay until next year were deemed desirable, an expensive Parliamentary opposition would be tire result—Resolved,—That the following gentlemen be added to the committee of the 12th of March, with power to communi- cate with Mr. Abernethy, and do all other matters and things necessary to carry out and complete the floating of tho Tow a Reach under the present powers, and to report the proceedings from time to time to this board :—Captain Morgan, Mr. C. Jones, Mr. L. L. Dillwyn, Mr. H. Bath." [The following ard the members of the committee alluded to :—Mr. J. H. Vivian. Mr. Grenfell, Mr. Benson, Mr. Richardson, Mr. C. James, Mr. c M. J. Michael, Mr. Essery, Mr. II. II. Vivian.] FREAKS OF THE LATTEK-DAY SAINTS "—We learn that the Trades' Hall, in High-street, has been the scene of some extraordinary freaks of late, enacted by the Latter-day Saints. A few days ago, one of them had the misfortune of spraining his ankle, and suffering much from the accident, he received medical aid. This, it appears, was contrary to the tenets of the saints, and was considered as a reflection upon their miraculous powers, which they allege they plentifully possess, if they exercise a sufficient quantum of faith." The deluded man partaking largely, at this time, of their fanatical notions, and afraid of incurring the pains and penalties" consequent on a refusal, consented to be cured" by them. The night came, and great, we are told, was the anguish of the poor saint, bodily and mentally, whilst he underwent the operation. His bandages were torn off, his foot exposed, and his body prostrate on the ground for three mortal hours. Mighty and loud were the holy invocations made during this long interval, but, unfortunately for the patient, to no effect, as the sequel will show. The wife, having got wind of the folly of her better half, at length disturbed the pious conclave, and becoming furious and fast," she at length succeeded in getting him to his home, where he soon experienced that his faith, "and the saints' faith, added to, rather than alleviated, his bodily suffer- ings to such a degree that medical aid became again absolutely necessary, at the risk of being placed once more under church discipline. This circumstance, we hear, has since had its salu- tary effect, and has shaken the man's faith most materially iu the miraculous part of the Latter-day Saints' powers, at leai»t.~ Cambrian. AT Swansea fair, held on Saturday last, the supply of al! kinds of stock was inferior both as to quality and number. We are sorry to say that there was here the same want of demand as at most of the late fairs. The prices of the few of any kind of stock sold were extremely low. Good working horses were inouirtd after. SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION.—The monthly conference was held on Friday evening the 11th instant, at Castle-street chapel, the Rev. W. Jones in the chair. The subject for discussion was" The Influence of Ragged Schools," which was intrw-, duced by Mr. E. Davies, M.A., who adverted to the very large class of children who live by petty employments, as match-selling, &c., or by pilfering a: d whose parents, in a majority of cases, are indifferent t) the well-being of their children, who consequently grew up ragged, dirty," ignorant, and vicious. Mr. D. gave an interesting account of the esta- blishrnent of Ragged or Industrial Schools in Devonpcr", London, Aberdeen, &c., and read some evidences of the diffi- culties the promoters had encountered at the commencement of their efforts, and of the happy results in the case of many of those trained in these schools.—Mr. Michael addressed the e spe meeting at some length, and stated that he had, in connexion with his profession, many opportunities of observing the state of the population in the back streets of Swansea, and he could assure the meeting that a very large amount of misery lay coti- cealed there. Mr. Michael subsequently stated that arrange- ments had been made for opening a school for the class described, to be conducted in the day time by the students of the iSormal College, and on Sunday by some friends who had promised their aid.—After a few remarks on clothing destitute children the meeting separated.
HAVERFORDWEST. ON Saturday last, the usual cattle and horse fair was held in this town. There was an average show of stock, but ths attendance of buyers was small, and the sales effected were at very depressed prices, so much so as to exeite considera- ble concern among farmers and breeders. The reasons alleged for this state of things were the limited demand in tie. English marke s, and the bare supply of fodder. The show of p horses and colts was not large, and for which the demand limited. The pig fair on the following Monday was iuach brisker.
GELLYGAER. MINE VENTILATION—IMPORTANT INVENTION.— At Gd]v<>eer Colliery, a ventilator, upon an entirely new construction, inverted by Mr. Brunton, has been erected under his superintendence, for the special purpose of testing its power of rarefaction. On fin day, the 4th inst., Thomas Powell, Esq., of the Guer, proprietor of the colliery, together with several practical and scientific gen- I tlemen, attended to see the machines put to work, and to ascertain its capability. The experiments were recorded and calculated bv Mr. Samuel Dobson, mineral agent to the Hon. R. H. Clive, A and Mr. E. Scott Barber, mineral agent to Sir Charies Morgrtll, Bart. The experiments were aiso witnessed by Jonathan thington, Esq., proprietor of the Llancaich colliery W. S.Cari- wright, Esq., proprietor of the Waterloo and Tophill collieries John Cah'ert, Esq., proprietor of collieries in the Rhondda Valley; Messrs. James and Hughes, of the Usk-side works; Mr. Ecoej Williams, Mr. Olivar, and several mining agents,—Merlin
MAESTEG. Two men and a bey, in the employ of the I Jynvi Iron Com- pany, were dreadfully burnt, on the 11th instant, "y an explo- sion of the damp in the level where they were at work. The poor siuferers are likely to recover. Several others who were on the spot providentially escaped, being only slightly injured.
C0WMIRGE. THE fine weather of the last few days has materially altered the price of provisions in this market on the lodi instant, a* butter fell full 3d. per pound on the price of this day week. New cheese was also very plentiful, and something lower ih price. There was "but few samples of corn in market. Butter, 9d. to lOd.; cheese, 3d. to 8d. Eggs, 7d. per dozen fowls,' is. 6d. per couple veal prime, DAd. to 6d.; mutton, Id. to 6 jd. • tallow, 3d., in the rough.
ABERYSTWYTH. ^EMIGRATION TO Ami.-iti-A.- On Friday, the 4th instant, th.e schooner Speculation. Davies, sailed from this pürt, for Liverpool, with 40 passengers, where they arrived in-safety, and h.;vc sinee embarked for New York. On Tuesday, the 15th malant, the schooner Energy, Jenkins, followed with ¡'O passengers, must whom were farmers and artisans from this neighbourhood. Such li! the current of emigration in Cardigaushire, that about 100 per- ■sons again intend to embark next week from LJJÎfr31, and :he neighbourhood of Abtnierou. i
The magistrates considered the charges made out against both prisoners, and they were committed for trial. Dennis was allowed to find bail, himself in ,€40 and two other sureties in JC20 each. Several summonses for non-payment of waes to I-, vies" were rnll1.ed SrXV.lSteoMale produced in court a rail of a cart, and a hat with blood upon it, which mad been found near the soap works, on the canal side. The rail was claimed by SA!NUCI Shepherd, cheese factor, as stolen from his e ? Stephens, master of the Countess of Fortcscne, appeared to answer the eomolaiatof Lieut. Dornford, for entering- the cut before the ball was H-noted The master stated that he was misled by the entrance o f the tug- is oat with a vessel, and followed it up the gut. He was fined £ 2, which Li'»ut. Dornford promised to remit, under the above circumstances, S'tnannnh Davies, charged with being drunk and disorderly at half-past 12, on Wednesday night, in St. Mary-street, was discharged on promising to !gave the town in a week.. Ann Jones, «har?ed with stealing 2s. 6d., from the person of J. GnJiths, a tailpr, of Llundaff, whilst ia g. field with her, was dtscharged, no one a1)- pearing to prosecute.