CARDIFF. THE CHOLERA. We'regret that we cannot report more favourably of this fatal disease than we did last week. It is still raging in our r_1 midst. The following bulletins have been issued. It must be remembered that they do not comprise all the victims such of them ai are in respectable circumstances (though these are not numerous) are not included in this list REPORT OF CHOLERA CASES FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6. New Cases 16 Deaths. 9 Recoveries. 4 Under treatment 41 DXAllRUCEA AND PllEMONITOltY SYMPTOMS. Under treatment 118 REPORT OF CHOLERA CASES FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 7. New Cases 9 Deaths 10 Recoveries 9 Under Treatment 40 DIARRHCEA AND PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS. Remaining from last Report US New Cases 25 -143 Convalescent and Recovered 43 Remaininer 100 Altogether, the seizures have been 137, of which 71 have been fatal. There have, we understand, been more fatal cases to- day than on any other. A committee, consisting of the chairman and vice chairman, the guardians for Cardiff (the Rev. W. L. Morgan, Mr. John Batchelor, and Mr. W. Jones, Rose Villa), Rev. T. Stacey, Mr. C. C. Williams, and Mr. E. P. Richards, was appointed on Saturday at the Board of Guardians to carry into effect the provisions of the act for the prevention of cholera, and other -epidemic diseases. The committee has met at eleven o'clock every day since, and the numbers who have attended evince the greatest interest in the welfare of the inhabitants, and are indefatigable in their efforts to prevent the spread of cholera, and the saving of those attacked with it. On Monday there were present, Mr. C. C. Williams, Rev. T. Stacey, and Rev. W. L. Morgan. Tuesday, Mr. C. C. Williams, and Rev. W. L. Morgan. Wednesday, Mr. C. C. Williams, and Rev. T. Stacey. Thursday, Mr. C. C. Williams, Rev. T. Stacey, Rev. W. L. Morgan, and Mr. J. Batchelor. Among the measures already adopted, or in course of adoption, are the following :— Premises have been taken near St. Mary's church to be used as a temporary asylum for the reception of cholera patients, and medical gentleman from Bartholomew's hospital has been engaged to attend them. The town has been divided into seven districts, and a medical man is appointed to each. Directions have been given to cleanse the streets, courts, and alleys, and to whitewash those houses reported to require it. Lime has been pretty generally and liberally distributed over the streets and in the gutters. A report of the state of the innumerable hnes and courts of the town, by Mr. Edward John, was read to the committee yesterday. He gave a horrid detail of the liltli, misery, and disease existing among them. In one court (we believe it is Landore-court) there were not less than four hundred persons—Irish, of all ages. Peremptory instructions were given to the inspector of nuisances immediately to adopt jucans for the removal of filth, &c. Stanley-street is almost deserted. Houses that formerly lodged thirty or forty individuals, have now only four or six. Many are taken off by the disease, others have "ilji to more healthy spots. TlmET COMMISSIONERS.—A meeting of the Street Commis- sioners was held on Tuesday. There were present, Messrs. II. C. Williams, chairman; li. L. Reece, Jas. Lewis, Grover, lid. Evans, Mathews, G. Phillips, Pride, Broa lley, Milner, ■ij. Vachell, Rev. T. Stacey, Dr. Moore, and Captain Morgan. There was very little business done. Mr. Milner called the at- tention of the commissioners to the state of Bute-street. The drain at the bottom of the bottom of the street had been stopped, and several houses had several inches deep of liquid filth in them. The Chairman said they had no power to do anything, that the drain belonged to the Marquis of Bute! Mr. MÚncr said that four men could remove the evil in two days. We, believe the Sanitary Commission have taken up the mater. The meeting was adjourned to t'tie 26tli inetant. ACCIDENT AT THE BUTE Docs.—An inquest was held on Wednesday evening, on the body of a lad, aged 15, who had fallen from the mast of the French brig Ramil, of St. Malo, to the deck, and killed. He fell on his head, upwards of sixty feet. Verdict, "Accidental death." THE JUDGES met to select their circuits a. few days since. The judge for the South Wales circuit is Baron Piatt, for North Wales Mr. Justice Mauie. FIRE.—On Sunday morning ht between. 10 and 11 o'clock a fire broke out on the premises of Mr. Harris, cabinet-maker, High- tr et. Shortly after the alarm was given, the lire-engines were on .the spot, a well as hundreds of spectators, who were eager to reader their aid; indeed the number of helpers was so great that considerable inconvenience was found to wprk the engines. Great anxiety was felt lest the adjoining warehouses belonging to Mr. Colomttn, druggist, a id Mr, Roger Davios,-grocer, containing a large quantity of oil, tallow, and other inflammable materials, would t ike fire. but fortunately the fire was got under without doing any 'ierious damage. The loss which Mr. Harris has sustained is esti- mated at jjfiOii), which is partially insured. Mr. Coleman also suf- fered considerable loss by the harried removal of his goods and the quantity of water poured on t'-te.m. The lire, it appear, originated in a ware-room over the kitchen, in which was kept a quantity of mill-puff and 1loc!;f but the cause of it is not aieertained. We >inderstaiul,. that in future thcbeils will not be rung in case of fire, ow;n.g. it is alleged, to the inconvenience, ooeasioued by the large number of persons who attend on such occasions. -F, FOR WELSHMEN.—At the Board of Gurdians, on Sa- turday. Mr. John, the relieving officer, stated, in answer to a ques- tiou from Mr. Booker, that of all the cases of cholera that came Vi ider his notice, a id were relieved or buried at the public expense, there uas not one Walsh. They were nearly all Irish. Jaw U. II I/M AX IT "—W e have hoard •j? serar.al, instances during, the week of the most cruel and hard-hearted conduct on the part of the Irish in this town towards their own people and relations—instances we could not credit were we not assured of them by persons of un- doubted veracity. In a house in Mary Ann-street, a lodging-house keeper turned out to his back yard a niece of his, with whom she lodged, and allowed her to perish in the place. He very coolly went to the relieving officer to get the body buried. Another old woman, in Vaehell's-court, was put into a coal hole, where she suf- fered the agonies of cholera without help, until the surgeon acciden- tally rescued her. A female, complaining that her husband was ill of cholera, asked relief of a surgeon in Crockherbtown. She was given some medicine, and 3d. to purchase mustard to poultice her husband's feet. The relieving officer called, in a couple of hours afterwards, and found that the wretch had not given the medicine to her husband, and had spent the money before she reached home. Another wife drank 3s. worth of brandy, which had been ordered for the use of her husband, after he had died. A REWARD of E 10 has been offered for the name of any master of a vessel, who shall land Irish passengers illegally on the coast be- tween Abcrthaw and the river Rhymney. TEKTOTALISM;—Mr. 'Lomax, the well known advocate of this cause, delivered two lectures in the Town Hall on Monday and Tuesday evenings last, on behalf of the teetotallers, to large and en- thusiastic audiences. DEATH BY Ditow.Ni.NG.-An inquest was held on Monday, at the Town Hall, before It. L. Reece, Esq., coroner, on the body of Mr. John Slater, of the PRINCIPALITY office. From the evi- dence of Messrs. Drakeley and Beal, two of deceased's compa- nions, it appeared that the unfortunate young man bathed with them in the river Taff on Saturday evening last, at Ystalybout, in the parish of Llaudaff. One of the party was able to swim; and after cautioning deceased and his other companion against ven- turing from some large stones at the side, as the depth was un- certain and the current strong, he swam away from them. De- ceased was trying to float on his back, and while doing so got out of his depth. His companion on the bank shouted to the one who was swimming for assistance, and deceased called him once by name, but spoke no more. His struggles for life, ghastly look, and con- vulsive efforts to lay hold of his friend who had swam to him, had the effect of paralyzing the only person able to help him, who with great difficulty regained the land. Deceased, each effort growing fainter, was borne down the river by the current, and his companions were so bewildered and overcome as to be inca- pable of helping him. A young man named O'Brien, living in Bute-street, Cardiff, was passing the spot, and though in bad health he immediately stripped, gallantly dived for the body, and brought it on shore. Various remedial measures were adopted, me- dical assistance sent for to Cardiff, and the body lemoved to a neigh- bouring cottage. Life, however, had departed some time, as de- ceased had been under water nearly ten minutes. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned. Deceased was borne to the grave by his fellow-workmen, and followed by nearly all his profession in the town. He was aged 28, and the sou of the late Rev. Mr. Slater, Wesleyan minister. His unexpected death will cause great sorrow to a numerous circle of friends in Swansea, Haverfordwest, and Cardiff. -——— THE CHOLERA—DISPUTE AMONG THE DOCTORS. On Friday evening an inquest was held at the Town Hall, before R. L. Reece, Esq., coroner, on the body of James Price, railway labourer, aged 30, who died under the circumstances detailed in the following evidence;- Mary Allen, yworn, said: Deceased lodged at our house. He was taken ill on the 24th May. He complained of cramp in his legs and bowels. I went to Mr. Reece, surgeon, in the afternoon. Had powder and pills of him, which I gave to deceased. I was also ordered to put a mustard poultice to his feet. I went to Mr. lieece because he has to attend the railway men. Mr. Recce called in the evening, and gave him more medicine. Deceased also vomited and purged a good deal. He contiuued very bad Saturday, Sun- day, and Monday, during which time Mr. Reece visited him. On* Tuesday night he became much worse. I sent for Mr. Recce, and was told he was out, I sent to him again on Wednesday, but Mr. Reece did not come. Tuesday morning was the last time he called. Mr. Paine, who was attending me, called on Wednesday evening. I asked him to look at deceased. He said the man looked very bad, and asked who was attending him. I told him. He desired me to send up once more to Mr. Reece, and if he would not come after that, he (Mr. Paine) would. I sent the little girl, who returned and said that Mr. Iteece was not at home. This was about six o'clock. I then sent to Mr. Paine, who came and attended deceased till he died on Friday morning. Mr. Reece called about nine o'clock, and told me that deceased did not want medicine but good food. I told him that the food he had ordered (arrowroot, beef- tea, and port wine) would not stay on his stomach. He asked what business had Mr. Paine to interfere with his patient, and went out in a passion. He did not call again. Mr. John Reece here got up and wished to know why the in- quiry was held. He had not been summoned, neither would he have known of it, had he not inquired as he was passing what the number of men he saw at the door were doing. He walked into the room, heard a good deal about his name, and he wished to know what was it all about ? The Coroner To ascertain the cause of death. I desired Mr. Stockdale to call on you, and would not have proceeded with the inquiry, had you not been present. [Mr. Stockdale said he had informed him of the inquest.] Mr. John Reece still wished to know why the inquiry was held in this case more than in dozens of other similar cases. The case was one of English cholera, and he treated it accordingly. The 'I man was getting on favourably till Tuesday evening, when he re- quested that nourishing food should be given him. He then called on MI", John, the relieving-officer, and told him of the case. Mr. John said he could do nothing for him without an order from Mr. Paine. It was a mistaken notion to suppose it was a case of Asiatic cholera. He had attended upwards of twenty similar cases, not one of which proved fatal. This man died under Mr. Paine's treat- ment, and it was he alone was responsible. He did not see the ne- cessity for an inquiry, and he considered it a disgraceful interfer- ence with him. The Coroner said that no one would give a certificate to bury the body. He had therefore no alternative but to hold the inquest. The examination of witnesses was then proceeded with. The next witness called was Harriet Reed, with whom deceased had formerly lodged, and who attended him during his illness. Her evidence was similar to that of the witness Allen. She was pre-j sent on Tuesday evening when Mr. Reece entered, and told him that it was impossible for poor people to get the things he ordered. He said he would go to Mr. John, the relieving-officer, for them. She went for Mr. lieece on Wednesday evening. The servant girl told her he was gone to the barracks to dine. She then went to Mr. Payne, and while there Mr. Iteece passed. Slu went after him, and asked him to go to the deceased. Mr. Iletce said he could do nothing more for him—he had given all the purging medicine he required. Mr. Reece I said no such thing. That is not my mode of treat- ment. It may be that of some others. Witness continued: He said he would call by and bye. rr, Paine called in the evening, and ordered deceased's head to be shaved, and vinegar and water to be applied to his head. He also gave a blister for the back part of his neck, and a mustard poultice to his feet. Mr. John Recce made a few explanatory observations, after which Mr. Edward Evans, surgeon, then rose and said If Mr. Recce's remarks referred only to the cases occurring in his own practice, they would have required no notice; but having taken upon himself to speak in general terms as to the whole town, I feel called upon to give his statement a positive contradiction. I say without hesitation, that there arc now, and there have been, cases of malignant cholera in the town, to a fatal extent. To as.seut to the contrary, is, in the first place, all imputation on the medical men who have pronounced the disease to be cholera: and in the next place, it may have a prejudicial effect, by throwing the public off their guard, and deterring them from taking those precautions which are neces-ary to check the progress of the disease. To make the subject intelligible to the many, I will just explain the differ- ence between the two diseases. The English cholera is essentially a bilious disease, the discharge from the stomach and bowels being loaded witabile. It is of frequent occurrence during summer and autumn, and I have never known it prove fatal. In malignant cholera, on the contrary, there is a complete suppression of bile. The discharges have the appearance of rice-water, void of all colour and smell; the function of the kidneys is suspended, the eyes arc sunken, and the features shrunk; the violent cramp, the pulse- less wrist, the hollow voice, the lividity of the extremities, the blue- ness of the nails, and the cold, clammy state of the whole body, all taking place, and proving fatal in a few hours, show the distinctive character of the disease. I had ample opportunities of observing the disease in London in 1832, and have no doubt of its reality. I never saw it in a more fearful form than during the past week. Mr. Recce here stated that the disease he had seen was the Eng- lish cholera. Mr. Edward Evans: I thiuk it right also to state that every legally qualiiied medical practitioner in the town with whom I have conversed concurs in the opinion that the present disease is malig- nant cholera. The opinion of an illegal practitioner to the con- trary, who has never seen the disease, deserves no attention. Mr. Reece said that he was a member of the College of Sur- geons. « Mr. Evans said that surgeons were not qualified practitioners. Some further altercation ensued, after which Mr. Paine entered into an explanation of the circum:ance of the case, which in substance agreed with the statements of the pre- ceding witnesses. He desired the coroner to hold an inquest be- cause it had been told him that Mr. Reece, said that decease i had died in consequence of his treatment of him. lIe thought, there- fore, he was justified in the course lie had pursued. Ho repeat- edly refused to attend until Mr. Reece had declined to do so. He believed that deceased died of congestion of the brai-i and disturb- ance of the mucous membrane of the bowels. I Mr. John, relieving-officer, was them 1, but there was nothing in his evidence materially differing from the other wit- nesses. After some further conversation, Mr. Reece again assured the jury that no case of Asiatic cholera had appeared in Cardiff. The Coroner then summed up, dwelling strongly on Mr. Recce s conduct in neglecting to attend deceased from Tuesday morning to Wednesday I-light. The jury retired, and returned in half an hour, anil gave the following verdict;—" Congestion of the braiu, aud hifta.mma.iou of the mucous membrane of the bowels," with an expression of re- gret that Mr. Reece did not visit deceased from Tuesday morning till Wednesday evening.
DEATH OF CECILIA ROWE.—THE LATTER DAY SAINTS AGAIN. On Wednesday evening, the 6tli instant, an inquest was held at the Townhall,beforeR. L. Reece, Esq., coroner, and a most respect- able jury, to inquire into the death of Cecilia Rowe, daughter of Richard Rowe, collier, a child of six years old, whose parents were Latter Day Saints, and who had refused for her medical aid, ill con- sequence of which it was alleged she died. Anne Jenkins, of Little Frederick-street, sworn, said: The father and mother were lodgers in my house; they have been there three months; they have another child besides the deceased. On Friday last the girl was taken ill; I saw her on Sunday morning; the mother had been very ill; was taken ill on Whit-Monday and I had asked her to have a doctor, but she would not; and I did not like to ask her to have a doctor again, as I knew she would refuse it. The child was moaning dreadfully. Mr. Payne came on Tuesday about noon, and saw the child: it was then insensible; he asked the mother if she would give her child medicine if he were to send it; she said no. [The witness was very much confused, and gave her evidence in the most unsatisfactory manner.] Harriet Reed, wife of John Reed, labourer, sworn, said: I live next door to Richard Rowe, and am in the habit of occasionally going in. I saw Mrs. Rowe on Whit-Monday; she was then very ill, groaning with cramp. My husband was taken ill the same morning. I sent for Mr. Payne when he came, I asked him to go to Mrs. Rowe, which he did; she said she would not take medicine if he gave it her. When I went for my husband's medicine, I asked Mrs. Rowe if I should bring any; her husband was there; they replied, "they would trust to a better physician," and they assured me "she was not going to die." On Tuesday or Wednesday I went in again. Some woman was washing her up stairs with soap and water. I stayed about ten minutes, she said she was a little better. On Saturday morning about ten o'clock I asked her hus- band how she was; he said she was better, but that the little girl was very ill. I could hear the groans of the child, they were dreadful. I asked the landlady if they had had any medical man to see the child, she said no. The mother had refused one for her- self, and she thought they would for the child. On Monday I saw the father, and asked him if they had had any doctor; he said, no, that the child would recover as well as the mother. I asked Mr. Payne to look at the child; he went directly; I was there; the child was in bed and senseless. Mr. Taylor (a deacon in the Latter Day Saints' church) was there; he said he wondered at the impu- dence of Mr. Payne in coming when he was not sent for, they could not carry on the work for evil spirits he said no devil should enter the room; the husband was gone for one of their religion. I gave the child a powder from Mr. Payne there; it was then no use the child died at six. Rowe said, no medical man could save the child's life; but it was not going to die. Taylor asked me if in case the child did not die, whether I would turn to their religion I said I might safely promise that, for I knew the child was going to die. A quarter of an hour before the child died, he said he could keep the child alive in spite of all the evil spirits he was holloaing and screeching for God not to let the child die; he said the child should not have any medicine, if it was his he would rather take it into a private room and let no one come near. They called Taylor a brother." Mr. Payne, surgeon, sworn, said: I saw the child on Tuesday, it was in a half comatore state I called because Thomas Reed asked nie to do so. The child was exhausted by vomiting and purging. A week before I had been requested to visit the mother, and had done so; but she said it would be wicked to take medicine; that the elders had anointed her. I then left her and heard nothing more of her till Tuesday at noon. When I went in, I spoke to the mother on the sin and wickedness of leaving the child in that state. Taylor was there; I said such conduct was brutal and cruel; Taylor said, if it was, Gorl Almighty was brutal an I cruel, for it v was he that did it. I believe if an application to a medical man had been made in time, the child might have been saved. The child died from excessive vomiting and purging. J cannot say that it died of cholera, as I did not see the evacuations. A great many people were in my surgery when I gave the powder, which they told me was for a child, but I did not know it was for the girl Rowe, not that it could have done her harm, but it would not have done much good. Charlotte Davis, wife of William Davis, of Newtown, Cardiff, labourer, a Latter Day Saint, was then sworn and examined, and her evidence contained nothing of the least importance. The coroner then addressed the jure, and read some extracts bearing oil the case before .thern, as to persons who were negligent, and through their negligence causing death, being guilty of man- slaughter. Taylor, after being cautioned, gave an explanation of his conduct, charging the witnesses with falsehood aud misrepresentation. The jury, after about three hours'deliberation, returned a verdict of" Died by the Visitation of God." The coroner then addressed Taylor and Rowe, and told them that the jury had given them the benefit of the doubt, and had taken a very lenient view of their conduct; but that they had a very narrow escape, and he hoped that the lesson would be a warning to them for the future. pOUCE. —MONDAY, JUNE 4.— [Before R. L. Recce, Esq., and the Rev. T. Stacey.] Thomas Qaainlaw, Mary Law son, alias "Grenadier," and James Hurney, were severally fined ;5s. for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Abraham Adkins charged with drunkenness and us ng threatening language towards Sarah. Thomas, in Fredcrick-street, was fined 5s. and costs. lillcn&wyer charged with carrying a dead child about the streets, on Sunday morning last. Committed for fix weeks. A POT.ICEMAN'S LEO BROKKN.—Cornelius Allen and another Irishman were charged with breaking a policeman's leg, in Mellicent-strect, on the 22nd ult., while in the execution of his duty. Evan^Davies, joiner, living at 75, Union- street, swore to have seen the scuffle, and that the prisoners were most brutal in their treatment to the policeman. Davies assisted the policeman, and was also severely treated by t'icm. Fined m, aid in default of payment were committed for two months. The magistrates commended Davies and another man named Charles Williams tor their conduct, Edwin Jones was charged with assaulting an old man named Dennis Sullivan, an orange dealer. Fined 1;), in default of payment he was com- mitted for two months. Mr. Stockdale stated that the contents of a privy had been carried into a garden near Nelson-terrace, and that the effluvia from it was considerable. Ordered to be removed. Mr. Stockdale stated taat putrid mackerel were exposed for sale in the market on Saturday, and that he had seized them. He was ordered to do the same whenever he saw the offence repeated. RAILWAY LABOURKUS AND THKIR EMI'LO'lERs.-Georg-e Bule claimed £ 4 198, 6d. of the Messrs. Coslett, contractors for work done on the South Wales rail- way, in March and April. Mr. John Coslett said that he did not employ Bule, but that he had underlet the work to John George Klkington, and that he never employed him. The court after a patient and lengthened hearing, ordered defemlauts to pay the sum claimed.
VICE-CHANCELLOR'S COURT.—WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY, AXD SATURDAY, MAY 30, AXU JUNE 1 AND 2. (Before Sir J. K. Bruce.) ItOGEItS v. PRICE. This was a bill filed by Mr. John Rogers, minister of the Gospel, against Mr. William Price, surgeon, both residing in the county of Glamorgan, to restrain the defendant from leading, driving, or admitting any goats or goat of the defendant, or any other domestic animals or animal noxious to young trees, saplings, wood, or under- wood, into Craig Galva, otherwise Craig Alfa, wood or plantation, or into any woodlands, comprised in the premises which had been leased, and from injuring by such means any of the trees likely to become timber, or any of the saplings, wood, or underwood, stand- ing, growing, or being on the said premises or any part thereof, during the term of years granted by the said lease. The lease was granted by the Rev. Evan Jones, of Colwmstone, Glamorganshire, of thirty acres for ninety-nine years, from 1835, at a rent of 1: 18 per annum, with power to dig, and raise paving or tile stones, but the deed reserved to the lessor "all manner of timber trees, trees likely to become timber, saplings, and all wood, and underwood whatsoever, which then were, or thereafter might be, standing and being on the premises." The tenant covenanted not to commit or cause to be committed any waste, spoil, or destruction on the premises, by cutting down, lopping, or topping any timber trees, or trees likely to become timber, saplings, or any other wood, or under- wood," and would manage the premises in a proper and huiband- like manner." In 1818 an action of ejectment was tried, in which a verdict was returned for the landlord, Yith leave to move to enter a nonsuit, subject to the opinion of the Court on the question of law, The ground of the ejectment was on the ground of destruction of young trees in working the quarries. Two days after the trial, as the bill alleged, the defendant ordered goats to be turned into Craig Alfa-wood, whereupon the bill was filed. Evidence was gone into, the plaintiff's witnesses swearing that goats bite off the tops of young'trees and bark them, while those for the defendant swore that goats do not do either of these things so long as there is misle- toc, heath, or ivy to eat, of which there was plenty, and in July and August they might feed there with perfect safety, and the more so that the underwood was of ten or twelve years' growth. Mr. Wigram and Mr. Prendergast, for the plaintiff, contended that the mischievous nature of gouts was proverbial, and they had been considered destructive from the time of Virjril,- as his Georni-cs testified, to the present day. They cited also thc°eases of •' Berry v. Hurd," Cro. Oar., '242; Portoalc v. Maplcsden," 10 Ve ev and Shad well v. Hutchinson," 2 Barnwell and Adolphus. The in- junction had been granted, and now ought to be made perpetual during the term. His Honour: The pleader has treated the goats injuriously by calling them domestic animals." It is true in London they are u..ed in tables.. How auy one could expect by injunction to prevent goats from getting anywhere one cannot imagine. Mr. Russell, for the defendant, said that if the plaintiff wanted n the benefit of his reservation he should have fenced the land, and, further, that feeding them in such places was the custom of the country. Mr. 1'. Bayley, on the same side, contended that what the defend- ant had done was no more than the assignee of the lease had a right to do. The only covenant which it could- be pretended had boon broken was the covenant to treat the premises iu a htisbandlikc manner, but thou there eoul'd be no breach of such a covenant which wonld not amount to waste (" Phillips' e. Smith." 14 Mces, and vYeis., 139), and there could be no waste in underwood which did not amount to destruction (Co. Litt., a 53 Brooke Ah. Waste, which wonld not amount to waste (" Phihips v. Smith." 1-1 Mces, and vYeis., 139), and there could be no waste in underwood which did not amount to destruction (Co. Litt., a 53 Brooke Ah. Waste, 1.12), and the jnaintiff did not allege that the goats caused destruc- I tion of the wood. The plaintiff claimed a right which would deprive the defendant of the bcneficial enjoyment of the thing demised, for he ftsscrtcd n riht to provent horses, cows, and ,-h.-2-p Oeiug turned in a* well as goats, so that the lessee would be deorived Oi t ic beuorit oi the herbage; and as tha wood was not enclosed, he could not protect it, for ho was not. bound to fence it for that pur- pose, On this point thv" learned counsel cited FiUherbert's yatvru Brevium, 59, note e; Year Books, 11th Henry VI., 1; 22 Henry VI., 12; Long Quinto, 102; and" Clithero v. Higgs," Jones, 388. Mr. Wigram, in reply, insisted that the only right of the defend- ant under the lease was to the quarrying, and that he had no title whatever to the pasturage. His Honour This case has been argued by Mr. Bayley with an industry and learning worthy of a case of more pecuniary value. 1 am not at all satisfied that the present suit ought ever to have been instituted. The defendant may take his choice whether he will have the injunction against him dissolved arid the bill dismissed, but without costs, or have the injunction continued against him tiil further order, the bill being retained for a year, .with liberty to the plaintiff to bring such action as he maybe advised. Mr. Russell elected that the injunction should be continued,
FOmTOOI, THE PONTYPOOL ACADEMY.—BREAKFAST OF OLD STUDENTS AND OTHERS AT PONTYPOOL. The proposal which appeared in the columns of the PRINCIPALITY a few weeks ago for a meeting of old students has been carried into effect, and the meeting, both as regarded attendance and cordiality of feeling, has been everything that its most ardent promoters could have expected. According to previous announcement, the break- fast took place at hali-past seven o'clock on Wednesday morning, in the school-room under the English Baptist chapel, and notwith- standing the comparatively early time of meeting, and the distance which several had to come, at the time appointed a goodly number had arrived. After breakfast the Rev. T. TIIOMAS, President of the College, moved, and W. W. PHILLIPS, Esq., seconded, that the Rev. Francis Hiley, being the oldest student present, be requested to take the chair. Mr. PHILLIPS expressed his pleasure in seeing so many present, and urged upon the meeting the necessity of adopting some means of exciting a greater interest, especially amongst ministers who had enjoyed the advantages of education in the institution. Mr. TIIOIIAS thought that as Mr. Price, of Abersychan, and Mr, Evans, of Pontrhydyryn, had been corresponding on the subject in the Pit! NCI PA Lirv, they would perhaps be kind enough to state the objects which they thought most desirable to bring before ilit meeting. Mr. PRICE said that as he had had something to do in getting up' this meeting he would briefly state his own views on the subject. His mind had been long impressed with the desirableness of adopt- ing some means for exciting a greater interest in our Churches, and especially in the minds of those ministers who had enjoyed its ad- vantages, in the welfare of this institution. He had thought that it would be very desirable if something could be had in Wtdes simi- lar to what the old students of Bristol, Stepney, and Bradford Col- leges had in England, viz., dine or breakfast together once a year. He had no desire for the WcLh to imitate the English in anything that was not good. Nor would he reject anything that was good because it was English. A good example was worthy of imitation, come from whom it might, and he thought a meeting like the pre- sent would tend to promote union and co-operation amongst the friends of ministerial education, lie could assure the meeting that it was not from any desire to keep up or to create an invidious dis- tinction between those ministers who have received an academical- education and those who have been self-taught, that the meeting had been more especially called for old students. He thought that the ministers who had risen to a position of efficiency and useful- ness in the Church by their application and industry were entitled to double honour. The reason for naming old students was, that the institution had a stronger claim on them. It was to the aca- demy that many of them owed the position they occupied, both in the Church and in the world, and he was sorry to see that some of those who had passed through the academy to posts of comfort and usefulness had not tor many years subscribed one farthing for tin- support of the institution to which they were so much indebted, It was true there were many honourable exceptions, and it must be said that the greater number of those settied in Wales from this academy continued to support it; but it was desirable that a reso- lution should go forth from this meeting to all, and that all should unite their efforts in the support of an institution to which thev were so much indebted. With respect to the objects which were thought desirable^ to be brought under the consideration of the meeting, he would observe that it would be very desirable if some plan could be adopted for the immediate liquidation of the debt which has for some time been hanging on the society, and to aug- ment the income of the society, but upon more mature considera- tion it had been thought that in the present state of the country the two objects could not be uLttaiued-ti-Lat an effort to clear off the debt would in all probability for the time being diminish the regular income—and that, under present circumstances, it would be more prudent for the meeting to confine its attention to the increase of the regular income of the society. This was the more desirable as Mr. Conway had promised a donation of £ -30 next year on the con- dition that the public supported twelve students this year, for which there must be an extra effort to make up the deficiency of £.50 which Mr. Conway gave last year. He was authorised tu" say that so far from Mr. C.'s wishing to keep his £50, nothing would be more pleasing to him than to hear that they had come up to the mark, indeed he had told him so on Saturday, lie (Mr. Price i was then anxious that the regular income of the society, should be increased he would say for himself that he would double his sub- scription this year, and he had no doubt but many others would do the same thing." Mr. EYAXS, of Caerleon, said that he had made up his mind before he came to the meeting, or knew anything of Mr. Price's in- tention, to double his subscription, and thought he knew some other friends who would do the same. Mr. EVANS, of Pontrhydyryn, said lie and Mr. Hiley had been, in the academy together. He did not wish to have anything to do with the debt—indeed he never liked to talk about'debts. He wished to increase the income, and the debt would soon disappear. He not only intended to increase his subscription, but would engage to get 1:5 towards increasing the income without interfering with the regular collections. Rev. T. THOMAS intimated that he would double his subscription, and would follow Mr. Evans in his promise of £ 5, and would pledge himself for another from Mr. Todd, of Salisbury. lie hoped the brethren would not take a discouraging view of the state and prospects of the institution. Though they had had more students in the house than at that time, yet the difference did not arise, as he believed, from a diminution of the regular subscriptions and ool- lections, which he thought had on the whole gradually increased^ but from the diminished amount of casual contributions, and espe- cially of the £;3:) subscriptions from students for their tir:,t yal-, which ia some former years formed a In go proportion of the society's income. He showed furth ?r with what a comparatively small aug- mentation of funds a very considerable addition could be made to the number of students, because the salaries of the tutors, ttXRS. and other necessary expenses, being paid, five students could be supported at £ 20 each for every £ 100. He sincerely hoped that bv renewed efforts in all parts of the country they would be able not only to secure Mr. Conway's munificent offer, "but to place the so- ciety for the future on a more satisfactory footing. Mr. W. W. PHILLIPS, the treasurer, remarked that while he re- joiced in the direction the conversation had taken, and the generous elfjrts of the ministers present to improve the income, he was anx- ious the meeting should not lose sight of the debt, especially as se- veral able and liberal friends of the institution as well as himself had intimated their readiness to co-operate for its liquidation. Ha knew that Messrs. J. and W. Jenkins, of Ponthir, would cheerfully assist, and he urged the importance of that object. Several friends spoke to that point, but the "general feeling of the meeting seemed to be that it would be better just then to seek the one object of increasing the income, and leave the debt as it was at least for another year. Pledges of from £ o down to £ 1 were imme- diately made, which amounted in all to about £ 40. Rev. T. THOMAS, Bassaleg; E. THOMAS, Bethel; E. Tabernacle; Rees GRIFFITHS, Ponthir; Seth Lewis and D. MOR- GAN, Caerwent (Bradford students); of ELLIS, of Sirhowy; LKWIS, of Llauthewy, aud several others addressed the meeting, all pledging themselves to the support of the institu- tion. Mr. Isaac HILJJY, Mr. THOMAS, of Pisgah, Mr. LEWiS, of Llauthewy, and several others said they would double their sub. scriptious. A resolution, embodying the views of the friends pre- sent, and a vote of thanks to the chairman, being passed, the meet- ing separated. The conveners of the meeting were highly gratified with the at- tendance and the spirit of the old students, and not less so with tin: cordiality with which several other valued brethren who owed no- thing to the college entered into the object of the meeting.
NEWPOHT. CHOLEUA.—As intimated in onr l £ §t week's publication the cholera lias made its iippeiuauce ill this town. 071 Wednesday w ee' various rum;»urs were in circulation of scverrl cases of this dreadful m.diidy Having occurred, wilier called consternation and alarm amongst ail classes of society, in eon- Fequcn.ue winch a general meotia- of the Sanatory Hoard Wtts held, at the council house the same evening, which was attended oy nearly all the mtkiioui men and cu-rgy of the town, on Friday three cas. s oi a most virulent nature were reported to have occurred in that populated locality Fothergiii- Ktreet, all of which terminated fatally; two died in a few hours. The sanatory board meets daiiy, and has'been actively engaged for several months pas! in cleansing and purifying tha town, and adoptmg precautionary measures, unacr the ■■mperintendence of M-r. Stephen .English, whose in- defatigable exertions in thw as well as other instances are praiseworthy; he uas disregarded his own personal safety in attending and administering- to the unhappy creatures suffering under this malignant disease. The activa sueasm-cs adopted by the sanatory bard seem to have (tiveti general satis- faction to the inhab.tiiuiK, aud under the blessing ut' lJr -vidence has in a great measure stayed the progress of this dire epidemic. As far as we can see at present there is nothing to cause alarm the progress of the disease m tni-i town is comparatively slow, about twdve oase in aU up to this day vWednesday), five of which have proved fatal. C.mipoji*—The cholera has beyond a doubt made its appearance la this town of ancient greatness. Only a few cases have occurred. There WAJ a meeting of the iaodical profession and others held ou Wednesday evening bst. POLICE.—MOXDAY, JCNI: ♦.—fBefore.W. Evans, ESJ., Mavor, and Thomas lluBhes, Fsq., John jonct was charged with having a shovel in his possession and of not giving a proper account- of it. lie was discharged, the nrosecutor not appearing. John it airfield was charged with stealing a piece of cloth, the property of Mr. li. Price also a piece of cloth, the property of Mr. Tho. Lewis, and two coats, a waistcoat, pair of trousers, the property of Vaifcntine aud Wm, Carter. for I.; Thirmns itiiherts was charged with wilfully breaking nine panes of glass, ia the house of Arm Morgan. Ordered to pay the damage and cost-, cr two mouths' imprisonment; he was also sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment for assaulting F.liz:»bctfe Howard. Henry W iliium Miles was charge J- with iieing drank And disorderly, on St,¡y;.l;UJ. I'ÜL1.l :vJ.
guished honour done our worthy selves the King and Queen tof the Belgians, the Duke of Saxe Coburg, and the Prince of Prussia, visit Queen Victoria, who has certainly a very hand- some allowance of her own (especially as the dear little princes and princesses are young and cannot cost much), and sheputs down their entertainment at E506 2s. 3d., which we, not forgetting even the odd threepence, are to pay Mr. Sheil has a handsome salary for doing nothing as master of the mint, and a commis-ion that undertakes to do what he ought to do him- self, i. e., inquire into the state of the mint, costs us E2,500 17s.; Messrs. Gurney, the shorthand writers, receive £ 986 6s. 3d. for reporting the proceedings of the National Chartist Convention at John-street, when the same amount of information might have been got for two or three shillings had Government bought a copy of the Sun or Times; £763,296 have been spent on Buckingham Palace nor is Windsor a much cheaper place of royal resort; that, it appears, has cost the country LI,516,000 within the last quarter of the century. This strict eye to economy seems consistent with the most wanton extravagance. If this be a specimen of a strict eye to eco- nomy, may we never have an opportunity of seeing what the Whigs would call a profuse expenditure. The truth is, as Mr. Osborne told them, when in office, They forget the dunghill where they grew, And think themselves the Lord knows who." If Whig economy be thus ruinous, we shudder to think what Whig extravagance would be. On Tuesday night Mr. Cobden's long deferred motion for arbitration will be brought forward. We can anticipate its effect in a House made up of men interested in the enormous ""expenditure occasioned by our military establishments. 150 meetings have been held in different parts of the country in its favour, and one thousand petitions have been sent in for pre- sentation to the House of Commons. A great public meeting is to be held at Exeter Hall, when the efforts out of doors for national arbitration will be brought to an end. When men grow weary of petitioning the House, and cease to petition, advocates of things as they are directly affirm that the people are indifferent. What will they say now when Mr. Cobden rises to plead for principles that our bishops preach from their pulpits—that all Christians must hold dear ? Mr. Hume has again failed. A majority of 186, amongst whom was the Cardiff member—we believe it was his maiden vote—have declared that we need no further reform—that the people are well represented—that they have nothing of which z, they can complain. We are glad of this decision-it shows all Britains what they have to expect-it teaches the middle and the working classes that they must unite, or else the aris- tocracy will be stronger than they—it tells them not to trust in others, but themselves. Let this conviction go forth through the length and breadth of the land—let it be preached in the lonely village—in the crowded city—in the cellars of Liverpool, of Manchester, of Whitechapel, and St. Giles—and the result will be that there will be no peace in our midst till men's rights .be se-cured and men's burdens redressed- For freedom's battle once begun, Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft is ever won." WIDE AWAKE.