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MEItTHYil. EXTENSION OF THE SUFFRAGE TO THE UNEN- FRANCHISED CLASSES. A. public meeting was held in the market-square on Thnrsdav 'evening, at six o'clock, for the purpose of petitioning- Parliament c.;¡ the above subject. The meeting was attended by a large num- r of the working classes, who concluded themselves in a manner highly creditable to that invaluable portion of the community. Mr. Matthew JOHN moved that John W. James, Esq., take the chair, which wasconded by Mr. Henry THOMAS. The respected CHAIRMAN opened the business of the meeting with a few appropriate remarks, impres:ing the assemblage with the necessity of order, and urging the importance of adopting some 'practical measures, by which the franchise might be so cxtellcbd as to change the political complexion of the House of Commons, and purify that Augean stable of its present offensive corruptions. The Chairman then called Mr. Henry TIIO.I.VS to move the first resolution— Thafr-in the opinion of this meeting, the Commons House of Parliament, as at present constituted, repp sents neither the population, the property, nor the industry of the country; that the election of Hili members has in liamerous instances been the result of bribery, corruption, coercion, and intimidation." The Rev. Abraham JONES, in seconding the resolution, stnted Mr. Chairman, I have watched with no ordinary interest the politi- vui movements of Merthyr, my native place, during several past years, and have always felt, and I hope I shall always feel, a pa- triotic interest in the social, religious, and political prosperity of the (own (cheers). Though we may differ in our political opinions, ;i.u,d, especially with some highly esteemed friends with whom we have had the pleasure to co-operate in past years, yet we may agree to differ. :My i'<Uth ret" implicitly ill the original right of universal suffrage (applause). But under the complicated features of this aAtrT-ivith its constitutional machinery so peculiarly adjusted, the resul t of agcs,-it may be our brightest social and political policy Ie. seek only an extension of the franchise, to enlarge it consider- ably, so as to secure an unfettered, faithful, and fair representation of ike people 'of this distinguished country. It is obvious that the .■middle and labouring classes of the community are not fairly re- presented by the present oligarchical House of Commons—they f present the interests of the aristocracy. Analyse-the constituent parts of that House, and we shall find that its majority is composed of persons interested in the army, and in the legalised Church establishment. They play, on the floor of that House, their political parts in exquisite concert; they ever study their mutual interests to the neglect and exclusion of important national reformations. The powers of the Established Church arc ever succumbing to the f>tate, ever listening to the voice of her mistress, and ever ready to contribute her sacred and mighty influence to the efficiency, suc- cess, and perpetuity of any chosen fbriii of political government (cheers). The recent, history of St. Stephens cannot fail to produce 1110 impression that the present House does not echo the voice of the nation. It is not there by the unfettered and deliberate choice of the-people, but by the dishonourable though magic powers of cor- ruption, bribery, and intimidation. In vain we talk about re- trenchment, about reducing our annual national expenditure— we may hold our meetings in succession, and utter wise and eloquent Jdres:)es-all will be in yain until some practical steps are taken to extend the franchise, and by so doing change the present political complexion of the reigning House (cheers). Mr. Chairman, these dtri -able national'changes are to be accomplished, not by physical fore?, but by moral power—enlightened and persevering agitation. The insane doctrine of physical force haJ rolled hack the chariot of reform for several years; the infiltuatell attempt has produced the most fatal and disastrous results, scattered the elements of dread and mistrust among the middle classes, and thus sinking you in public estimation. Those violent and inflammatory harangues have done your cause immense damage. The physical force dogma has ixsvcrod the essential tic between the middle autllabouring classes uf the community, and thus laying prostrate in the dust the only legi- timate power by which great reformations can be effected in this country. The man who whispers in your car, or tries to instil into your mind, the ultimatum by physical force, ever regard to be a base traitor to your cause mark him out, and have no fellowship with the abettor of anarchy and death. It is my earnest desire to see a union between the middle and labouring classes in Merthyr— that they should form a mighty phalanx, which may, in co-opera- tion with other similar combinations through the country, tell upon the sensibilities of our Legislature, and produce such changes as will silence the murmurs of discontent—allay the waters of strife—and ttftbrd the millions equal political and religious rights. Let us, then, press onward to the goal of moral conquest. The historian may talk ot the thousand battles ot the warrior whose garments are robed in Mood he may eulogise and applaud the tactics, prowess, and victories of our country but, alas they are all associated with horrid deeds of cruelty, bloodshed, and death. But, Mr. Chairman, let our struggle on the battle-field of political controversy be con- ducted exclusively by moral agencies that agency which is in har- mony with the nature and perfections of the Great Eternal—in harmony with the nobler attributes of humanity—in harmony with the highest interests and destinies of immortal mun (cheers). Mr. Chairman, the important and alarming revolutions which are now shaking continental thrones, cauing hoth the monarch and the Pope t.o flee before the thunder of an aroused and an indignant people, are impressive aud unmistakoable indications- of wonderful changes. Tha nations are maldng important transitions, and fbe people are # waking out of a long slumber to a sense of their manhood—to the vital moment of civil and religious freedom. Our own country is a mere spectator, groaning for deliverance from under the enormous load of taxation—taxation the heaviest in which the world—which is expendedtosupport onrmilitary and naval establishments, and also i ort to support our aristocracy in offices of dignity. Unless important financial reductions take place, the incubus will prey upon the vitals ii-3 nation so as to render it intolerable, and the result will he w-en and felt in the decision of an indignant people. I feel it to be my duly, before I resume my seat, most respectfully to advise my fellow-townsmen and the working classes to exercise loyalty to our most gracious Queen, by observing the laws, and in a peaceable, though earnest spirit, rush through many difficulties onward to the goal of political triumph, and may God, the universal Lawgiver, crown every constitutional effort with success (loud cheers). This resolution was put to the meeting, and carried unanimously. The second resolution, moved by Mr. Matthew JOHN, was- That this meeting: is of opinion, that nothing will give prosperity to this country, nor satisfy the wants and demands of all classes, until the charterls made the law of the land." This, after it had been seconded by Mr. William GOULD, was "Ta vried unanimously. The petition was then read by Mr. George MOIIGAN, and adopted. The worthy Chairman having been called to vacate the chair to attend to his medical duties, returned in a short time, during which the chair was filled by Mr, Henry Thomas. It was moved— ■' That the petition be presented by Sir J. Guest, Barl. "which was duly seconded, and carried unanimously. A vote of thanks was moved to the Chairman for his efficient ser- vices, and having been acknowledged, the meeting separated. CAMBRIAN DEAF AND nom INSTITUTION.—On Friday eveaino- last, a public meeting to support the above institution was held at the Assembly Room, Bush hotel, the Rev. J. C. Campbell, M.A.. rector, in the chair. IVe observed also present, the Rev. E. ■Jenkins, rector of DowJais, Rev. J. H()',yell', Rev. E. Williams, M.A., Rev. Thomas Davics, William James, Esq., D. W. James, Esq Edward Dairies. Esq., and sever,il other leading inhabitants. The rev. chairman opened the proceedings with a brief speech. He observed that institutions of this kind were already established in England, Ireland, and Scotland, and that one was lately bta- blished in Wales. When tlie Cambrian IJeaf and Dumb Institution was established there were 43 persons in Carmarthenshire destitute e; the faculties of hearing and speaking; six were received into the institution, but now there were eleven. This institution has been established at Aberystwyth, and wanted funds to support it, and I h7, Mr. It hind had been commissioned by the committee to make a t-mr through South Wales on its behalf. He had seen his erc-tlen- t. tils, which were of the highest respcetablity. After stating the pleasure he felt in attending such Christian meetings, and referring to the pleasure which Dr. Johnson felt, when lie formed similar Institutions, established in one of the western islands (,f Scotland, lid called Mr. Rhind to state his object in paying them a visit. Mr. Rhind, at considerable length, went over the same ground as he did in other towns, which' have been so fully reported in most of the local journals, and in our impression of last week. The Rev. Kaoch. Williams then in»vc-cl, and the Rev. Evan Jenkins seconded, the proposition, that the leading gentlemen of Merthyr be requested to form an auxiliary for this town, which was carried unanimously. 1). W. James, Esq., without in the least wishing to throw cold water on the proceedings, suggested that the deaf a:id dumb be Instructed at the public expense. His speech was much applauded. and it was thought best to refer his suggestion to the committee of the rmxiliary. The chairman, Mr. W. James. Mr. I>. W. James, Mr. D. Jones, Mr. R. Jones, and other;, then came forward and rcet down their names as handsome subscribers to the institution. A tola of thanks having been passed to the chairman and duly acknowledged, the meeting separated highly pleased with the pro- ceedings of the evening. WAUN FAIR.—This fair was held on Monday last, and was numerously attended, but much business was not done. Cows with their calves sold tolerably well, and hardly anything else. Oitoi/EKA,—When this dreadful epidemic broke out in this town laot/wcek, our board-of guardians issued a public notice, urging (Hi the inhabitants the importance of whitewashing, &c. Our skiltul and humane medical men also met at the vestry-room to devise the best means of averting the much-dreaded malady, and agreed to the following public notiee :— Some persons fcavinj? died from Malignant Cholera within the last week, I", the undersigned Surgeons practising in Merthyr, deem it our duly to -,c the public of our opinion on the subjeet, Cholera is not contagious Therefore any oil,, iilv attend to the sick with- As Cholera mostly occurs in places where tnere is much bltn, so, to Cienr.se and white wash inside and outside of lu.uses, are means well calculated to prevent the extension of the disease. Stale, raw, and half-cooked vegetables, fas cabbage, cucumber, rntioaro, f tin,r;) c, fruit, stale meat, and fish tend to prodll.e-looscne8S of the bowels, and ought therefore to be carefully avoided. Excess in iirilk (especially of new, or sour beer, cider, &c„) has the same lefldSfieVt' Wg retjommend that, cold water shafcld not o:- taken mmng perspiration; also, that- the windows of houses sliottUi be kept open, » as thoroughly the-,ri Cholera is generally ushered ui with looseness in this stage it is almost always capable of being cured; and as soon as these symptoms show themselves, application should be made immediately to a medical man. JOB .TAMES, EDWARD DA VIES, Cyfartha, J. L. WHITE, KDWD. IJAVIES, Itow, JOHN MARTIN. JAMES PROBERT, T. J. DYKE, J. MARSH, FRAS. A LI. DAY, 3. W, JAMES. Merthyr-Tydfll, May 30th, 1849. Up to Monday morning the number of cases from the commence- ment was 41 deaths, 21. Several now cases occurred Oil Monday, and a few deaths but as far as it could be ascertained, it was on the decrease. The board of guardians has placed liine at the police-station for the use of the poor, with eight or ten men, for the purpose of whitewashing the dirtiest parts of the town, under the able superintendence, of the inspector of nuisances. We under- stand also that 13 notices to remove accumulating filth have been issued by the inspector.—[The number of cases, from the 25th May to ten o'clock on Wednesday morning, is ,99, and the number of deaths 39.] A MEETING OF THE BOAKD OF HIGHWAYS was held at the vestry-room on the 6th inst., Mr. Lewis Lewis, spirit-merchant, in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con- firmed. The surveyor mentioned that an application had been made to him to open the culvert near Ynysgau. The chairman and all preaent thought it better not to touch it during this hot weather, especially as the cholera prevailed in the town. It was agreed that all the open drains should be kept clean, several parts of the town pitched, and that as much care as possible be taken to keep all the parts of the town clean. It was also suggested that no expen- sive jobs be entertained by the Board until the result of the super- intending inspector's visit to Merthyr be ascertained. The next meeting to be held the first Wednesday in July. POLICE.—SATURDAY, JUNE 2.—[Before Wm. Thomas, and G. R. Morgan, IOsqrs.j Cornelius O'Brien was charged with assaulting John Hayes, on the 12th of March last. He was fined £ 3 and costs and in default of payment he was committed to Cardiff house of correction for six weeks. MONDAY, JUNK. 4.—[Before H. A. Bruce, and W. Thomas, Esqrs.] Moses M'Donald was charged with an attempt to set his premises on fire, on Sunday morning last. From the evidence adduced it appeared that it was more of a drunken spree than a felonious intention, he was therefore discharged.
MILFORI) IIAVEN, THIS quiet little town has seldom been more thoroughly alive than it was on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, the 2-ltli, 2-5th, and 26th ult. Two bazaars in aid of schools having been announced for these days, and nearly every family in the town being engaged for one or other, it will be easily'believed that considerable emulation was felt by those to whom the several arrangements had been confided. Thursday being a tolerably fine day, flags and colours were hoisted for the purpose of at- tracting to the spots on which the bazaars were held, and in a few hours after the time of opening both places were thronged by visitors, who expressed surprise and admiration at the extent and variety of the articles which were offered for sale, and by making liberal purchases gave most satisfactory proofs of their appreciation of the efforts of those who had collected them. Both bazaars did credit to the taste and skill of the managers, and far exceeded their expectations in the sums realised. The British School bazaar closed on Saturday evening, having cleared £ 100 after deducting all expenses. The other was kept open until Tuesday, and produced £ 60. A correspondent has sent us some particulars of the bazaar for the benefit of the British School, which we give at length, thinking they may be interesting to some readers. As a bazaar was an experiment in Milford, and there were two to be held on the same day, it was predicted that although the goods had been contributed purchasers would not be forth- coming. These impressions, however, had vanished before an hour had elapsed after the time of opening, and at the close of the first day all gloomy forebodings had given place to un- bounded joy, mingled with gratitude and astonishment. The large school-room in which the bazaar was held was so admirably adapted for the purpose that it was at no time crowded and uncomfortable, though visited by several hun- dreds of persons each clay. The tables were arranged on both sides and in the centre of the room, affording ample space for promenading, while couches and chairs in all directions invited the weary to recruit their exhausted energies, a task in which they were agreeably assisted by the liberal supply on the re- freshment table. It is impossible to convey an adequate idea of the character of the articles which were exposed for sale, the variety being so great that scarcely anything was left to be desired. There were toys for children of both sexes, and an abundance of use- ful articles, while those of an ornamental character seemed to embrace nearly everything which a refined taste could suggest and modern ingenuity supply as requisites for the drawing- room and the toilet; while those who wished for something as a present for youth or age had no difficulty in making a selec- z;1 tion except that which arose from the endless variety presented to their view. The electrifying machines and galvanic battery, which were conducted by Mr. J. W. Wright, the master of the school, were objects of attraction and amusement to hundreds who availed themselves of the opportunity of being so agreeably shocked. This account must not be closed without the acknowledg- ment that the unprecedented success of the undertaking was mainly owing to the exemplary conduct of the ladies who pre- sided at the tables, and who during the whole of the time at- tended to their self-imposed duties with an unaffected cheer. fulness and patient perseverance which has left the most pleas- ing recollection of their services on the minds of all who visited the place. Two impressions seem to be natural in contemplating this successful undertaking that nothing within the compass of human power is denied to earnest and united effort and that if the promoters of education generally would but merge their mutual differences for the common good, they could easily furnish the necessary means for carrying out this great object without being dependant on Government for help.
TO THE KlilTOH Of THE PRlXCIFAUTY.
TO THE KlilTOH Of THE PRlXCIFAUTY. SIR, —I beg to be permitted, on behalf of the Teetotallers of Merthyr and Dowlais, more particular tho" teetotal leaders," to remove an impression from the public mind, which a few remarks by your Ifetliyr correspondent of lu»t week has a tendency to produce. In the report of our proceedings on "NVhit-"Monday, your correspondent observes, that Mr. Lomax was met at the ind that "three cheers were given for him." After which, the following remarks are made :.—" We are told that Sir John. and Lady Charlotte also arrived with the five o'clock train, and that no cheers were given for them. If the teetotal leaders observed them, we think they were wrong in not paying them that respect due to their station in life and if some of Sir John's votes have not given general satisfac- tion, surely I»ndy Charlotte richly deserves to be well received, if it were only for the exertions she made t" establish evening- schools at Dowlais and Merthyr." Had your correspondent been ;wa-e, that the "teetotal leader?, on meeting Sir John and Lad V Charlotte, took- off their hats and bowed to them, which act of civility was responded to by the honourable baro- net and his amiable lady," with their usual urbanity, think he would have refrained from making the above observations especially, when we make it understood that they were suddenly and unexpectedly observed, as the procession proceeded to the raUwa. station. Moreover, we are confident that no part of the inhabitants of Merthyr and Dowlais entertain greater esteem for Sir John and Lady Charlotte, on many accounts, than the teetotallers do; and with regard to being unfavourably biassed towards Sir John'from political considerations, nothing could have been more remote from our views on that day, as men solely engaged in the promotion of an important moral movement. And far from being disposed to undervalue the exertions of Lady- Charlotte to improve the minds and morals of the rising gene- ration, we feel glad to have this opportunity to express our admiration of her praiseworthy efforts, and to state, that they are not more highly appreciated by any persons than by tee- totallers. Your readers will perceive by this brief explanation, that the remarks alluded to were uncalled for but we do not for a moment presume to think, that your correspondent had the least intention to disparage, in public estimation, those who took a leading part in the proceedings of that day. I am, sir, your obedient servant, Merthyr, June 4, 1849. D. T. WILLIAMS.
TO THE EDITOR OF TIlg PRINCIPALITY.
TO THE EDITOR OF TIlg PRINCIPALITY. SIR,—Permit me to draw your attention to the attempt which is now made to rescue from oblivion the unpublished literary remains of the late Rev. John Blackwell (Alit-ii), rector of Manordeifi, with whose character as a bard I have no doubt you are well acquainted. I have been for some time engaged in collecting his papers, and have been considerably successful amongst his old clerical and other friends in North Wales. The attempt has met with general approbation from all with whom I have corresponded on the subject. The work will embrace a biographical sketch of the life of Mr. Blackwell, as well as such portions of his writings as are saved from annihilation, and will be edited by an eminent Welsh scholar. The. work will be, no doubt, a very valuable addition to Welsh Literature, and highly gratifying to all who reverence native talent," for it is related of Mr. Blackwell, that at an early age he entertained the strongest predilection for hen Iaith y Cymry; and his poetical talents soon led to his selection as Bard of the Ruthin Cymreigyddion Society, which situation he filled with credit and satisfaction for many years and this society, it may be lemembered, had the primary honour of presenting him with a silver medal, bearing the inscription, Am ei Farddoniaeth ar Enedigaeth Edward yr Id', yn Nghymru." It is gratifying to observe, that the design of the publisher has met with the cordial approbation of many talented Welsh and English writers among whom maybe enumerated, the patron of Mr. Blackwell, Lord Brougham, also the late Rev. Henry Jones, of Northop, the Rev. George Phillips, Llanfa- chreth Parsonage, near Dolgclley, Rev. R. Richards, late of Caerwys, Rev. C, J. Jones (Tegid), Rev. W. Jones, Vicar of Nevin, Caerfallwch, Talhaiarn, the Cymreigyddion Society, the Venerable Archdeacons Newcome and Clough, with a host of others. I have not yet made any conclusive arrangements respecting the editorial part of the work—in that I feel bound to consult those who seem to take the greatest interest in it, and who, no doubt, will be best qualified to judge. As soon as I have made such arrangements, I will advertise it in your paper. I am, sir, yours respectfully, Ruthin, June 2nd, 1849. ISAAC CLARKE.
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J BREAD. I Priocs of wheaten bread in the metropolis are from 7d t« 7id. of household ditto, 5d. toG^d. per 41bs. loaf
3MITIIFIELD. 3MITIIFIELD. MONDAY.—There was an increase in the supply of beasts on sale 111 to-day's market, compared with that exhibited on Monday last Ihe quality of the stock was unusually prime. Ou the whole the' attendance of both town and country buyers was good while the demand for the best Scots was steady, at about last week's quota- tions. In all other breeds of beasts comparatively little business was transacted, at in some instances a decline in the prices of Monday last of 2d. per 81bs. The supply of sheep was seasonably good; yet the demand for that description of stock was steadv, a't fully last week's quotations. The prim est old Downs sold at fro:ii os. lOd. to 4s. per 81bs. We had a somewhat active trade for lambs, at extreme currencies. In some instances, the best Down Qualities realised 6s. 2d. per 81bs. From the Isle of Wight, we received 320 head. Calvesthe supply of which was extensive—moved off slowly, ve-mol"c at barely the late decline in prices. The pork trade was heavy at barely late rates, J > Price per stone of 8 lbs. (to sink the offal). s. d. s. d, K, d, c d. Inferior Beasts 2 4 to 2 6 | Second Quality Sheep. 3 6 to 3 fS Second Quality 2 8 3 10 Coarse-woolled ditto 3 8 3 10 Prime Large Oxen 3 0,, 3 4 Southdown Wether 3 10 4 ft Prime Scots 3 6 3 9 Ditto, out-of the wool Large Coarse Calves 3 4 3 8 Large Hogs 3 2" 3 6 Prime Small ditto 3 10,, 4 0 i Small Porkers 3 g 4 •> Suckling Calves IS 0 „ 26 0 Quarter old Pigs 16 r> o, Inferior Sheep 3 4 3 6 Lambs 4 10 6 I)
CARDIGAN. Ox Sunday last, the Rev. J. T. Williams, minister of the Baptist chapel, Blenwain, St. Dogmells, preached on board the schooner John St. Bar be," of Milford, Capt. William Lloyd, lying off- St- Dogmells. to a most numerous congregation. The rev gentleman, selected his text from the 24th chapter of St. Matthew and 14th verse. The discourse gave universal satisfaction. Since the rev. gentleman has been pastor of the chapel, a period of about six months, he has baptised upwards of 100 individuals, and his con- gregation is greatly on the increase. LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION.—In consequence of the increase of the members, they have taken a more commodious room, in a central situation. It is expected that some useful lec- tuies will be delivered there shortly by a celebrated lecturer, who is now travelling through the principality, for the benefit and advan- tage of the rising generation. "V OTE BY BALLOT.—The speech delivered by Mr. John Williams, M.P. for Macclesfield, in support of Mr. Fitzhardinge Berkeley's motion, has been published. The honourable member is a native of St. Asaph, and has risen to the exalted situation he now holds, by his own industry and talent. AMERICAN FLOUR.—In consequence of the superior quality of this article, some of the Tivyside Protectionists obtain it in quan- tities direct from Liverpool for their own consumption, and yet they do not wish any of their tenantry to consume any foreign produce, but strictly adhere to native industry. A COACH is about to start from Cardigan every other day to Aberayron, there to be met by a coach to take passengers on to Aberystwyth. It will leave passengers at Aberporth, Llangranog, and New Quay, and all other places adjacent. LIFE BOAT.-A. meeting was again held in the Town Hall, on Tuesday, respecting this long wanted desideratum for this port, and we are glad to fiiitl that one has been purchased at Liverpool, and is expected to be here in a few days.
MINING MARKET. The business transacted in the mining share market this week; has been very limited indeed, still there are active inquiries for shares in some of our dividend-paying and improving mines. Seve- ral negotiations are consequently going on, which we expect will terminate in satisfactory sales. The dulness in the railway share- market may have some slight influence on mining, as on all other speculative property, but we find many sellers in the former to invest in the latter with the most perfect confidence, especially as regards the satisfactory and stringent manner in which mining ac- counts are generally kept. CURRENT PRICES OF METALS. ENGLISU IRON. a -C s. d. ENGLISH COPPER, d B. s. d Bar, bolt, &:>q. Lon. per tOtl 5 15 () Ordinary sheets .per lb. 0 0 9 Nail rods 6 15 OOldcoppere. 0 0 8j Iloops „ 715 0 FOREIGN COPPER. Sheets (singles). 8 1j 0 South American in bond Bars, at Cardiff&Newp. 5 0 0 Refined Metal, Wales* „ 3 15 0 r xuhisii LEAD, g Do. Anthracite* 3 15 0 t ton 6 0 0 Pig, I,Wales,cold-blast „ 4 0 0 » ,J? J* Do. hot-blast „ 3 2 6 » »" 0 Do., 1, Clyde, nete. „ 2 4 6 Tain ?, Blewitt'sPat.Kofi.Iron Shot (latent) 19 10 0 for bars, rails, &c. free FOREIGN U'A.D. h OH brcl. at Newport* »> 3 15 O Spanish, in bond 15 o <> Do., do., for tin-plates, Arnerican ditto —— boilerplates, &c. do. 4 10 0 ENGLISH TIN. i Stirling's Pat., Tough- Blocks perewt. 4 17 0 ened, in Glasgow. „ 3 2 6 Bars (, 3 J8 0 Do. Wales „ 4 0 0 Refined „ 4 4 0 Staff, baisat the works,, 6 10 0 Pigs, in Staffordshire 3 5 FOREIGN TIN. K Rails 315 o fs\in.bond: i Cllairs 4 0 0 |>eruv_ gm0- 2j'p.ct.dis. FOREIGN IRON, b » 18 0 0 IC Coke per box 1 7 0 pVr IC Charcoal „ 1 11 6 IX ditto „ 1 17 G Gourien -—- Archangel SPELTER. 111 Plates, warehoused^fi;-iow 15 5~"0 „ U50 Ditto, to arrive. „ ■ Do., FAST „ 15 5 0 ZINC. » Rnrfish Sheet „ 24 0 0 ENGLISH COPPER, FFL 6 Tough cake „ 79 10 0 QUICKSILVER, O Tile „ 78 10 0 Per lb. 0 3 2 Tile 78 10 0 Per lb. 0 3 2 REMARKS.—Though the metal market generally continues in a very dull state, and the business transacted during the week past has been small, Welsh bars must be written rather firmer, at E4 15s. per ton at the port, less 3 per cent. discount for cash, whilst the makers of favourite brands decline orders below E5 per ton. Con- trary to general expectation, the decline in the price of Scotch iron appears to have received a check several sales have taken place at an advance of from Is. 6d. to 2s. per ton upon the late lowest quotations. We quote the price to-day 48s. 6d. to 44s. for mixed numbers, and 44s. 6d. to 45s. for all No. 1 Gartsherrie and Calder, net cash, free on board at Glasgow. English copper has fallen Id. per lb., and English tin E4 per ton. BIRMINGHAM, SATURDAY.—The reduction pffi per tonin the price of iron has been generally adopted, and it now appears that many of the masters never sold at the advanced rate resolved upon at the January quarterly meeting. Some extensive dealers are of opinion that.it will be difficult to maintain even the present price, and that a further reduction may be expected at or before next quarter day. Tke workpeople have, in most instances, with good humour accepted the reduced rate of wages. Terms.—a, 6 months, or 2t per cent. dis; b, ditto; c, ditto d, 6 months. or 3 per cent, discount; e, 6 months, or 2; per cent. dis.; ditto; g, (litto. h ditto: i. ditto: jfe. net cash; I, 1 months, or 3 per cent. dis.: m. net cash n, 3 months, or li percent, dis; o, ditto, It dis. Cold blast, free on board 1Il Wales.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending June 2, 1849 £ 2,407 7 6
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE.
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. MONDAY.—Tlie arrivals of articles up to our market, last week, coastwise as well as by land carriage and sample. were on a very limited scale. The show of samples of both red and white being very small, and the attendance of buyers from the country tolerably good, the demand for most kinds of English wheat was steadyj:' but by no means brisk, at prices ec^ual to those obtained on this day se'nnight. The quantity of foreign wheat on offer was not to say large. Selected parcels were tolerably steady at late rates. Scarcely any British barley was on otter. The, supply of Foreign wheat was a full average one. Malting and distilling sorts were a duil iuquirv. Very little malt was on sale, yet it proved equal to the demandj which ruled heavy. The show of home-grown oats was "quite unimportant; that of foreign very large. All kinds of oa*s met a dull inquiry. The demand for beans was in a very inactive state. In prices, however, we have no change to notice. The sale for peas was. in a very sluggish state at last week's quota-, tions The few samples of Indian corn on offer were mostly taken at'very full prices. In Indian meal scarcely any business was transacted. The Hour trade was in-a very inactive state, at unal- tered curiencies. transacted. The Hour trade was in-a very inactive state, at unal- tered curiencies. |i ^vr3 Fssex and Kent, Red 3S in 4S |J Yorkshire and Lincoln- Ditto, White, New S» „ W jj shire, Feed 10 Norfolk and Lincoln, Red „ 4ft ;| Potato ••••••.•— ti Ditto, White 3*> >> You^ha? and Cork, Black H 1 < Irish, Red 3» ». « Cork, White iL Ditto, White 41 „ 4o Scotch, Feed KYK- 05 34 Old *7 Tick J t New"" 25 » 26 P goons 40 >» 44 BARLEY—- [PEAS— Grinding' *3 it 25 Grey £ £ Malting., 28 '30 Maple \Chevalier .31 „ '32 White MALT — I Boilers » -jl1 Suffolk and Norfolk. 56. 58 Fi.ouit.— Brown 4S „ 50 Town made 4-2 41 Kingston and Ware 57 „ 58 Suffolk 31 „ 88 Chevalier ■'••• 59 „ GO Stockton ana Norfolk 33 3t>
SEEDS. €an<vrr seed is held for further advanced rates, at which very -few"sale's have taken ,place.New rapeseed is again dearer. In i other sc-eds very little business is doing. Cakes are almost nominal.
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HAY! Meadow 50s. to 80s. Clover 70s. to 100s. Straw. 26s. to 30s.
HIDES. _LEADENHALL.—Market hides, 561b. to 641b., 11 d. to Hd per I b. ditto, G41b. to 721b., licl. to lid. ditto, 721b. to 801b., lid. to 2d ditto, 801b. to 881b., 2id. to 2fd. ditto, 881b. to 961b., 2d to 3d ditto, 961b. to 1041b., 3d. to 3d. ditto, 1041b. to 1121b., 34d. to 4d. Calf-skins, each, 4s. 6d. to os. Od.; Horse hides, 7s. 6d. to Os.; Polled sheep, 5s. 6d. to 6s. 4d. Kents and Half-breds, 5s. Od. to 5s. 6d Downs, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od. T
IV, 0 oil.
IV, 0 oil. The imports of wool into London, last week, were confined to about 150 bales, chiefly from Hamburgh. The supplies of wool on oiler in the private contract market are large. Still, however, a steady business is passing in most descriptions, at about stationary prices. Several vessels arc still on their passage from New Holland, laden with wool.
HOPS. Some pai des, evidently with a view of bolstering up the market have estimated the duty as low as £ 100.000. The more general figure is £125,000. It is true that a slight increase has taken place in the fly owing to the prevailing warm weather; but our impression is that the bine was seldom looking better than at present. Very little business is doing yet holders arc firm, at improved quotations. Sussex Pockets 443. to 58s. Weald of Kent ditto 50s. to 68s. Mid. and East Kent ditto 60s. to 136.
TALLOW. Our market has been in a sluggish state since Monday last, yet prices are mostly supported. To-day, P.Y.C. on the spot, it selling at 38s. 9d.; and for forward delivery, 39s. so M)s. 3d. per cwt. Town tallow 37s. 3d. to 37s. 6d. per cwt, net cash; rough fat 2s Id per 81bs.
3#arfaets.. PONTYPRIDD.—JUNE 6. S. d. S. d. s J s rf; Wheat per fotsh. 4 0 to 6 3 Lamb per lb. 0 8 to Barley 70 — Butter, Fresh. on 11 Oats „ 2 6 3 0 Do., Salt 0 81 0 la Beef .per lb. 0 5 0 7 Cheese 0 4 0 a Mutton 0 6 0 7 Potatoes .per guar. 14-16 >> 4 0 6 £ Eggs. perdoz. 0 6% 0 'i CARMARTHEN.—JUNE 2. There is no change in our corn-market this week; prices as fallows:— S. d. s. d. j. d. jgr dr Wheat per Imp. Win. 5 6 fo 6 0 Cow Hides t)m, lb. — tv li ] i Barley „ 3 6 4 0 Turkeys each — Oats „ 2 2 2 3 Geese Beef .per lb. 0 4 061 Ducks 1 82 9 Mutton 0 5 0 6i Fowls 01 Veal 0 3 0 5 Cheese .per not. 28 0 30 »' Salmon „ 0 11 Eggs 2 for 0 1 Tallow. „ 0 3d 0 4 Potatoes. 10 lbs. for I 0 .Butter.- „ 0 7; 0 8 Plants for setting, 120 0 6 — HAVERFORDWEST.—JUNE 2. s- fl- -s. d. s, d. sJ d. Wheat. per bteah. -*<•<*& »o zmvttcr, 10 oa.ptTW. V 0 of Barley. „ 3 3 4 0 Fowls each 0 6 to 0 lfr Beef per lb. 0 5 0 6 Ducks Mutton 0 4 £ 0 5 Turkeys — — Beef per lb. 0 5 06 Ducks Mutton 0 4! 0 5Turkeys — — Veal 0 2 0 44 Potatoes .per gall. I 5 II# Lamb „ 0 4 0 5^ liggs 5 f&r 0 2 ABERYSTWYTH.—JUNE 4. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Wheat, New per bush. 6 9 to 7 6 Lamb .per lb. 0 8 — Do., Old „ Bacon 0 8 to 0 9 Barley, New 4 3 4 9 Butter, Fresh. 0 01 0 li Do., Old Do., Salt „ 0 6! 0 f Cuts. 2 4 30 Geese each 1- Beef .per lb. 0 5 0 6 Fowls per couple 16 2 » Mutton. ,0 6 0 7 Ducks „ Veal i, 0 2 0 4 £ Fresh Oysters, 120 — — Pork 0 5 0 6 Eggs per doz. 0 44 MEI,- THYR.-J UNE 2. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. ri Mutton per lb. 0 6 to Skimmed Cheese per lb. 0 4 to — Beef 0 4 0 64 Caerphilly 0 6 — Pork 0 6 Single Glo'ster „ 0 6¿ — Veal 0 4 0 6 Ducks per couple 3 0 4 ? Lztiiib 0 6 0 6J Fowls „ 2 0 2 4 Dried Salmon. Cabbages. each 0 J -0. Bacon „ 0 8 — Eggs per 10 0 6 Onions 0 2 — Potatoes,purple 5 lbs 0 6 Butter, Fresh. „ 0 10 OH New do 1 „ 0 6 Butter, Fresh. „ 0 10 OH New do 1" 0 6 Do., Salt 0 10 — Khubarb per bunch 0 1 0 4 SWANSEA.—JUNE 2. 8. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Wheat .per bush. 6 0 to 7 0 Pork, Good [sinkoff.) li. 0 5 to Barley,, 3 8 4 8 Inferior 11 0 4 Oats „ 2 4 3 2 Butter, Fresh (19 oz.) 10 IS Beef, 0 51 Do., Salt, in cask lb. 0 7 0 Good 0 5 Skim-milk Cheese 0 30 34 Inferior 0 4 Do., New „ — — Mutton, prime" 0 6i Fowls per couple 2 4 3 6 Good 0 6 — Ducks 11 Inferior 0 5\ Geese each Lamb, prime" 0 7! — Turkeys — — Good 0 q Carrots .perewt. Inferior" Turnips. „ Veal, prime ,» 0 51 — Eggs 8 to Id/or 0 6 Good, 0 5 — Potatoes, 4 to 7 lbs for 0 6 Inferior" 0 3f Onions .per lb. Pork, prime 0 54
38irtJ;».. -1 On the 2nd inst., at Cambrian-place, Cardiff, the wife of Thos. Evans. Esq deputy sheriff, of a daughter. O11 the 3rd inst., at Cardiff, the wife of Mr. Francis Fox, eivil engineer o» the South Wales railway, of a daughter. .y&miqw. On the 26th uft., at Aberperg-wm chapel, by the Rev. H. Griffiths, curate. Mr. John Morgans, Kheolau Lodge, to Miss Mary Morgans, only daughter or Mr..VIorgan Morgans, tailor and draper, CIy]) Xtatii. On the 2nd inst., at the Baptist chapel, Cowbridge, by Mr. John Evar.s, in the presence of Mr. D. Jenkins, Mr. Wm. Williams, smith, Lanvwit Maj;Or, TO MUtt. A.nw CfifliiWa, CQvFbridge, On the 5th inst., at the Calvinistie Methodist chapel, Aberystwyth bv (be Bev. E. Hughes, minister, 'in the presvnec of Mr. jo«. Mr.. Richard Prosscr, to Miss Mary Morgans, both of LlarifiUangelycroyddyn. near Aberystwyth. Dmtljs, On tlJeJGth ult., at Pwlljjwain, Pontypridd, the wife of Mr. Mose*-Cule. carpenter, aged 2R, and daughter of Mr. Simon Davics, coal agent, oftlie abovfr place. She was deeply regretted by a large circle of Christill 'friends. On the- 16tti ult., Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. Thomas James, Goitror House, Monmouthshire, who had been a faithful member of the Congrega- tional church at Hanover for the space of 28 years. Her end was peace. On the 2nd' inst., whilst bathing in the river Taff, with two of kis friciic,i. who unfortunately could render him no assistance, Mr. John Slater, of the, | PRINCIPALITY otlice, Cardiff, aged 29. On t .e 3rd inst- of tophus fever, the Itev. David Jones, Baptist minister. Middle Mill. Pembrokeshire. He was much respected as an able and coiir sistent minister. On the 3rd faist., after a few hours' illness, at his residence New-town,' Cardiff, Signer Antonio Audibert, a native of Trieste, in the 37th year of li ii, age, deeply deplored by his devoted but resigned wife and infant family, said sorrow or every'acquaintance who could appreciate the value of a sinct-re friend and kiiid-hearted^man. On the i'ta inst., aged 61V, Recs Williams, Eiq., of Maesgwyn, Glyn Neatb, and brother of Wm. Williams, Esq., Aberpergwym. 0 1) 7th inst., of Asiatic Cholera, Mr. J. Scott, butcher, Cardiff. Printed and Published by DAVID EVANS, at his office, No. 7, North-Street, (near the Savings Batik,) in the town of Cardiff, in the parish of St. Jol,, the Baptist, Glamorganshire, Friday, June the 8th, 1849. LONDON AGENTS. Messrs.Xe-wton and Co., 2, Warwick- square. Messrs. Barker and White, 33, Fleet- 'street. Mr. Mnaden Hammond, 27, Lom- bard-street.. 1\1r. Suruuel Deacon, 3, Waibrcok. Mr. George lleynell, 42, Chancery- lane. M r. W. Thomas, 20, Catherine-street, Strand.. By whom ttl' k regularly £ k4,;