MERTHYR. CHULICII PASTORIAL AID SOCIETY.—The Rev. G. Kelley, who attended as a deputation from this Society, preached at St. David's Church, on Sunday last. We understand the rev.. gentleman made two most eloquent discourses. There was iils:) a public o:i Monday, at which the Rev. Mr. Camp- bell presided, and at which the (irsl-named rev. gentleman, *poke with considerable effect. THEATRE. —On Wednesday the play was "The Wonder, or a Woman Keeps a Secret," for the benefit of Mrs. Wallace, and the farce of" Hunting a Turtle." This excellent comedy of iNI i-s, ^entlivre, was performed with much spirit, and went of with eoiisid(,rai)le a,,)plauie. On Monday, The Rivals," and The Irish Lion,' lor the benelit of Mr. W aldroll, junr. The performers exerted themselves, and Mr. Mendham, as Acres, and Mr. \Val- ilrun, junr., as Sir Lucius O' Trigger, acted with a good deal of tftste. Mr. Groves looked very like Sir Anthony Absolute, and his acting of the passion scene was very effective. iNi rs. Wallace, Mrs. Malaprop, was also above the common nun. So also ^ra. Rogers, as Miss Languish After the play, Mr. Waldron, lelir. recited Collins's O.le on the Passions," with considerable judgment. "The Irish Lion,"with Mr. Waldron, junr., as the £ '-on, went off amidst much laughter. ELT.lS ROBERTS'S (HARPIST TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE l'ttl:CR OF WALKS,) CONCERT.—This geRLleiiiati, a iiiive of the Principality, whose skill in harp playing is duly appreciated even lriUie metropolis, having appeared with signal siucess at Jullien's Ct)'ie<!rts and other places, where musical critics most do con- 'Ile te, gave, with the aid of Miss Vaughan. a concert at the Bush '^embly-rooms, on Friday night last. Knowing by fame the grat abilities of Mr. Hobcrts we thought that he would meet with powerful support, but we were much disappointed. Miss ^'H'Jghan sanf with great taste and feeling such songs as Taliesin's ^^rophecy, the Rock of Cader Idris," "Prince Madoc's j a!'e.veil, and -'Press on my Steed, and, when encored iu the a sweet ballad, by-Glover, instead; and Mr. Huberts |dayed the "Rising of the Lark, "Sweet Richard, "Rule **r't;i:inia, and "G id save the Queen," as solos, with beautiful ya,'iations. To Us, who have heard some of the finest Welsh larp players botH of North and South Wales, it was a musical ett of a very high kind, and most assuredly whenever there lriay he Welshmen who love to hear music of their native land /°!n Mr. Roberts it can be heard in perfection. We may, also, ildd llut he illustrates the songs by anecdotes and historical lore, j W-h makes the entertainment instructive as well as'amusing. e purpoes,alollg with Miss Vaughan, to visit several of the tOwns of South Wales, and we hope he will meet with encourage- Illellt, as he suiely deserves it. DIL- PERFITT'S LECTURE.—This gentleman, of whose lectures uf>0n Temperance we have heard high encomiums, closed the ^"es, for which he was engaged on Friday night. He is, so we un- er<>taud, far above the ordinary range of Temperance lectures. c&'nbinir'g a good mode of handling his subject, and a correct and naive knowledge of physiology, and comparative anatomy. lle attendance atthese lectures was not by any means what j°.u!d be expected in a place so populous as Merthyr. It con- taiis a great number of teetotalers, and many well-disposed, Ul"ards the temperance movement, but there seems just at present '"U in every thing calculated to rouse the public mind. We do ;ot think from this that the cause retrogrades, and we must, in ^tiCe £ 0 the members of the English Temperance Association, K te, that they exerted themselves with all diligence to secure yU(l audiences, and the failure does not rest with them. In the taken by the doctor, of the matter, it certainly was placing v 6 question on much, higher grounds than we have heard cefetofore, and we cannot do less than suppose that he has1 added ^jjsiderably to the information which the members possessed Ql,e of the question at issue. Q ^QUESTS BEFORE J. MORGAN, ESQ., DEPUTY CORONER. CvV1'' 13th instant, on the body of William George. From the atl(Wee of D niel Jenkins, a labourer, it appeared deceased was Y on the branch rail way; now being made from the Taff dj, to Dowlais, and that a large piece of earth, of several hun- Weight, fell upon him. He saw it falling, but in trying to V^fVV!>y his foot slipped, and the whole mass came upon him. 'CH Accidental death." til0 15th instant, before the same gentleman, at the Wheat tL^011 the body of Thomas Philips, miner. It appeared, from Wh eVidence, he was at work in the Drift Cyfarthfa mine pit Vi|j n a large stone, of nearly two tons weight,, fell up'oti hihi and instcsqtaneously. The witness was about tert yards ni- A ma:i named John Thomas had cautioned lum the danger of the stone. Verdict, Accidental death. ON the 12th instant, before the same gentleman; upon the body of William Morgan, at the Bush Inn, Dowlais. James Williams swore that deceased was an archer, working tor the Dowlais Company, at one of the Pantywain pits. That they were at dinner when the haulier came and said he could not take the horse out, owing to a large stone having fallen down. They went there and found deceased under it, and it weighed more than a ton. When he was taken out he was quite dead. There being no blame attached to any one, a verdict of "Accidental death was returned.
DESTRUCTION OF FOURTEEN VESSELS BY ICEBERGS. UI'WAKDS OF ONE HUNDRED LIVES LosT.-The arrivals dur-. ing the last few days from the Atlantic, have brought sad intelli- gence respecting the losses of a number of vessels, amidst the floating fields of icebergs in the western latitudes and among the number, we regret to add, one was from one of the Irish ports, with between eighty to one hundred persons on board, every sou! of whom is supposed to have gone down in the unfortunate vessel and perished. Great quantities of ice are generally looked for by the traders in those parts of the Atlantic, about the months of April and May, the result of the break up of the ice in the Arctic seas, and driven down to the southward by the force of the curl- rents. The masses that have appeared this season exceed any- thing of the kind that has for years been met with. Fields of ice some hundreds of miles in extent, towering up in all manner of forms to a very great elevation, have swept the waters of the Atlantic; and there is too much reason to fear that the losses appended form a very few of the mishaps that occurred. The ill-fated vessel in which so many are believed to have perished, was from Londonderry, bound to Quebec. Ten days prior to her being discovered in the ice-the 27th of April-she was spoken with by the master of the Oriental, from Liverpool.. She was scarce of water, having had boisterous weather, and on account of the number of passengers seen on deck, it was supplied her. oil the 27th, the Oriental was beset in the ice, together with two other vessels, and perceived her some ten miles to the westward. She was in a most perilous position, evidently stove in by the ice, and sinking. Signals of distress were hoisted without the re- motest chance of gaining assistance. For two days she was seen in the same forlorn condition, when she suddenly disappeared Subsequently a great many bodies were seen intermingled with the ice, together with some portion of the cargo the latter led to the discovery of the port to which the vessel befongcd, and her intended destination. The Oriental was detained for eleven days before she got clear of the ice. Another simiiar catastrophe was witnessed on the 29th of March, about 20 miles to the westward of St. Paul's, by the ship Signette, M. Mowat, from Algoa, for Quebec. The vessel was apparently an English brig, heavily laden, with painted port-holes. She had go fixed in the ice, and had been cut down by it to the wader's edge, admitting a rush of water into the hold. Her crew were observed working at the pumps, evidently in the hopes of keeping her afloat in the ex- pectation of assistance arriving: however, she soon sank, and al. on board met with a watery grave. The exact number who perished was not learned. Letters have been received commani- eating the total loss of the Ostensible also in the ice. She was from Liverpool, bound to Quebec, with several passengers. Up to the 5th of May she experienced heavy weather, when thev fell in with an enormous field of ice, and got fixed in it for rive days and nights, in the course of which, her hull was pierced. Pumps were kept going till the arrival of rhe brig, Duke, Capt. -Welsh, also for Quebec, which, after considerable workitig, suc ceeded in making through the ice to the sinking vessel, and rescued the whole of them. The Ostensible went down within twentv minutes after. Two other vessels from Liverpool, the Conservator and the Acorn, were both lost near the same time. The former was on a passage to Montreal. She got pinched by the ice within- three days aft r losing, sight of land, and filling, immediately went down; the crew were lucky enough to save the ship's boats, in which they were picked up. The Acorn met with her destruc- tion within 3 > miles of St. John's, Newfoundland the crew were saved by the Blessing schooner, of Sunderland. Among the other losses in the ice reported are enumerated the Hibernia, from Glasgow, for Quebec the British schooner, Collector, from St. John's, Newfoundland, for London the brig, Astree, of Wey- mouth; the Wilhelmina, of Aberdeen; the Gosneil, of New- castle the Sylph, of Leith, and three others, the namss of which are unknown. With the exception of the latter, the crews were saved. Most of the unfortunate vessels were heavily laden, and their losses in total cannot be far short of ZIOO,OUO,
THE WELSH'LANGUAGE. On Saturday a meeting of gentlemen connected with Wales was held in the Welsh Charity School, Gray's-Inn-road, to promote the increase of secular information amongst the Welsh people by means of their native language. The Earl of Powis presided, and amongst the gentlemen present were Colonel Trevor, M.P., the Dean of Bangur, Sir Thomas Phillips, W. Jones, Esq., R. V. Johnson, Esq;, and the Rev. John Owen. The proceedings commenced by Mr. James, the secretary, reading an address from 52 Welshmen resident in London and members of the Cymreigyddiori Society to Earl Powis, setting forth the advantages which would accrue to the Welsh people by the circulation among them of books of a useful character in their own language. He also read a circular signed by the Earl of Powis, in answer to the address. The circular stated, that- The populati on of Wales, including the county of Monmouth, numbered, at the census of 1841, 1,11-15,753 persons, of whom it may be estimated that half a million either understand no other language than IVeljii, or employ Hut tongue as he ordinary me- pium of familiar communication. Not only is public worship con- ducted in the language of the native population in a large number of the parishes of Wales, but periodical publications printed in that have an aggregate ci-culatoii of 60,000 copies, and are probably read by 200,000 persons. Religious and political con- troversies eoterlargely into the composition of those publications; and when the study of polemical theology and party politics is pursued with ardour, but general literature and popular science are neglected, an injurious influence on the intellectual character uf the people IIlLlst be the r¡.su!t,G:eat efforts have recently been made to provide fur the people of the principality an education suited to their condition and by supplying works of a healthy and instructive character in their own tongue to those who either can hot or will not read English books, the improvement of that nu- merous portion of the community will be materially promoted: Ignorance of English and not the knowledge of Welsh is the great obstacle to the advancement of the native population, and the acquisition of knowledge by the people in their own tongue will increase both the desire and the ability to acquire and employ the Ting-lish language- The Earl of Powis said the address stated, what was very well known to most persons connected with Wales, that on one of the most important branches of iti,.tructik)u-tliat relating to matters of religion, there are, of one sort or another,' a very considerable number of books existing, and also a considerable number of poriodicals published, and besides that, there are in this metropolis one or two societies already established for the purpose of pub- lishing books connected with religious matters, so that they might safely leave that department to those societies, and they would not be on the one hand intruding on their province., and attempting to set up works, either in opposition to theirs or attempting to set up an inferior organisation, to do the work which these societies had attempted, or on the other hand be exposed to the objection of neglecting or undervaluing religious matters. It was obvious to every one connected with Wales that there was a considerable number of elementary books relating to history, to agriculture, to chemistry, to manufactures, to the different branches of domestic industry, published at a very small price by different societies who had undertaken to convey information on these particular branches which it would be very desirable for the Welsh people that they should have translated in their own, because this did not involve any question of maintaining any exclusive knowledge of Welsh any more than publishing English books in Wales in- volved any notion of hostility to the IVelsl-i language I t the natural course of things the language would prevail m'tre and more in the principality, and it would be a great advantsge to the Welsh people to assist them in obtaining employment in England if the knowledge of the English language was more pre- valent. But, in order to spread knowledge among the Welsh people, it was necessary to enable them to obtain books published in their own language; The meeting was also addressed by Sir Thomas Phillips, Colonel irevor, the Dean of Bangor, Mr. Jotie3, and Mr..Mere- dith, who dilated upon the kind of works which it would be de- sirible to publish. All the speakers repudiated the notion tli.it it was intended, by this movement, to perpetuate the Welsb language, but contended that' the publishing of works in the Welsh language, was the readiest, if not the only means of diffus- ing information among the Welsh. Eventually a resolution was carried in accordance with the object of the meeting, and a pro- visional committee was appointed for the /purpose of considering the best means of attaining that'objeect. A list of donations to the amount of £ 115 was then annonnced, and the usual vote of thanks to the cbirmm wound up th.e pro- ceedings
MONEY MARKET. LONDON, WEDNESDAY EVENINO. There has been an improving and a buoyant market for Public Securities until within the last half-year, and the effect of the Ministerial majority in Parliament is quite powerless in producing a Consols have been 951 to 96, but are now '9ûi f upon a rumour that Lord John Russell has resigned. The new Three-, nd a-Quarter per Cents, have realised 98 to 981, and the Three per Cents. 964 to 95.Ballk Stock is at 208. Exchequer-bills have been quoted 67s. to 70s. prem. Tue Foreign Market is not generally active, but Mexican has been dealt in to some extent, and has fluctuated considerably, viz., from 30§ to 29§. Peruvian Bonds-are 774 to 78. Brazil Stock is worth 87 to 89. Dutch Two-and-a-Half per Cents, have been clout; at 57. Spanish Five per Cellts. have realised IH. and the Three per Cents, are nominally 38i. to ¡. Portuguese Four per Cents, have been about 34 to 35. Railway Shares have been firm but dull.
TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Traffic for Week ending June 15, 1850 £ 2,435 10 8
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE; Mosn.vv.—The show-of wlleat at Mark Lane to-day by land- carriage samples from the neighbouring counties was quite mode- rate; still. difficulty was experienced in placing the same, previous prices being paid reluctantly by the millers. Red wheat was in better cleiialid thaii. white, but the trade altogether was slow, at Monday's quotations. The arrivals of wheat from abroad have been 011 rather a retail scale of late, and there was little fresh up this morning., Importers declined, therefore, to accept less iiioiley and a steady retail business was done at former- terms. Quotations of Flour remained precisely as before. The supplies from France were small, which increased the firmness of sellers. There was no English barley fresh up; there was, however, more than sufficient foreign, on tae market, to meet the demand, and sales proceeded slowly, at about the currency of this day week Malt excited little attention, and its value remained precisely the same as before. There were scarcely any Oats fresh- up coastwise, and the arrivals from abroad were not by any means large. The principal dealers acted on the reserve, but factors were very firm, and in some cases a slight advance on last Monday's prices was realised for good fresh corn. We can, however, notice no improve- ment, cither in the demand for, or value of, ordinary or out-of- conditioned parcels of foreign. Beans and peas were held steadily at late rates. WHEAT— g. 1. Essex and Kent, white. 40, Co. 47 Ditto, red. 39' 41 Nrfiiv.ji.acin., & Yrk., red 37 40 •Ditto, Wnito 40 ft 42 Irish, Red — » — Ditto, White — ,-j — BARLKY, English— Malting tiad distilling 23 25 Chevalier 26 21 Grinding 19 21 MALT— Essex, Norfolk,and Suffolk 44 48 Kingston Ware, and town 48 54 OATS.— Kssex and Suffolk. 16 17 Linoohislnve & Yorkshire (Polands) 16 18 Ditto, feed 1.5 17 Devon & VVst. Cntry., feed 14 10 Northumberland & Scotch, feed 17 221 Dandalk, X ewry, & Belfast, 16 I- Limerick, Sligo, and West- s. s port, potato.16 to 18 Ditto, feed U 16 Cork, Waterford, Dublin, Youghal,&Clonmel, blk. 14 14 Ditto, white 14 15 Gal way,' 12 13 BEAN8- Mazagan 22 24 Tick 24 26 L Harrow 27 28 P.geon, Heligoland 28 30 Windsor 24 26 Long Pod 24 27 PEAS- Non-boilers 23 24 White, Essex & Kent, boils. 25 27 Ditto, fine Suffolk 26 2S Maple 24 ,26 Hog and grey .23,5 FLOUR (persaekot 280 lbs.) Best marks 32 37 Norfolk & Suffolk, ex-sliip 27 32 Uyk 20 22 WEDNESDAY,—The supply of English Wheat on offer to-day was seasonably good, and of excellent quality. Selected samples moved off steadily, at full prices. In the middling and inferior kinds very.little business was transacted. Upwards of 11,000 quarters of foreign wheat have come to hand this week. On the whole a fair average business was transacted in most kinds, at fully Monday's currencies. Scarcely auy English barley was on offer, but the supply of Foreign was tolerably extensive. All descriptions moved off slowly, at late rates. Malt was in moderate supply and sluggish inquiry, at last week's quotations. We had a moderate inquiry for oats, at very full prices. Beans, peas, and all other m-deles were dull in sale.
LIVERPOOL. TUESDA y.-Our market is this day small for cattle, the principal part of which being grass-fed, .and of choice quality for the season, commanded considerably higher prices than have been obtained for some time past. Sheep and lambs in less supply, both of which command a ready sale at improved prices. Beef, 4d. to 5jd.; mutton, 5jd. to 6d.; lamb, 6d. to 61d. per lb. 1,286 beasts; 9,676 sheep and lambs.
— — — SEEDS. The sowing demand being now entirely over, and prices of most articles being too high to induce speculative purchasers, scarcely anything is being done in the seed market, aud quotations mast, at present, be regarded as in a great measure nominal. ..V C ll iSIii T1S11 1J"t 8. 8. Cloverseed, red 35 to 40 Eine 4 5 50 White. 35 50 Cow grass (nominal) Linseed, sowing per qr. 51 56 Crushing 40 42 Linseed cakes (per 1,0»0 of 3 lbs. each) 1G0 180 Trefoil perewt.,Ii 18 Rapcseed, new, perlast, £ 32 to £ 3G Ditto cake, .per ton 95 110 Mustard, white. per bush. 6 .8 Browh: & 11 Coriander per cwt. 16 25 Canary, new .per quarter 74 81 TA-res, sl),,in, prbush., 3s 0(2 4S Od Carraway per Cwt. 28 2'J New 30 32 Turnip, white per biisli. Ditto,'Swedish 11 FOAUIGX SKKDS, &C. Clover, red perewt. 33 50 Ditto, white. 24 42 Linseed, Baltic per qr. 33 41 Odessa 42 46 Linseed cake.per ton 110 150 Rape cakc 9J lot) "Rye-grass • perqr. — Coriander .per cwt. Heinpseed, small per qr. 3Z 33 Do. Dutch 33 34 Tares, small 21 24 Large 25 30 'J
SMITHFIELD. MOSDAY.— Our market to-day was but moderately supplied with foreign stock, but thearrivals of beasts fresh up from our own grazing districts, were seasonably large, and of excellent quality. Although the attendance of both town and country buyers was good, the beef trade ruled very inactive, at a decline in the quo- tations obtained on Monday last, of quite 2d. per 8 lbs. The extreme figure for the best Scots did not exceed 3s. 8d. per 8 lbs., and at which a total clearance was with difficulty effected. From Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire, we received 2,400 Scots, homebred, and short-horns; from other parts of England, 300 Herefords, runts, Devoiis &c.; and from. Scotland, 300 horned and: polled Scots. There was a further increase in the number of sheep, at least a moiety of which were above the middle quality. All breeds moved off heavily, and prices gave way 2d. per 8 lbs. The top price for the best old Downs was 3s. lOd. per 8 lbs. We had a full average supply of lambs offering, and for which the demand ruled heavy, at drooping figures. From the Isle of Wight -came to hand. In Calves, only a limited business was transacted, at late rates. The supply on offer was large. The pork* trade was in a very depressed state, but we have no change to notice in prices.. PL-icei)er.t,,nc'of Slbs.(to sink the offal). s. li. s. ct. Coarse and inferior Delists 2 8 to 2 10 I Second quality cio 3 0 3 11 Priiile'large oxen. 3 6 „ 3 8 Prime-Scots, &c 3 8 „ 3 1(» Coarse.feinferior sheep 2 10 3 01 Second quality do 3 2 „ 3 4 8. d. s. d. Prime coarse-woolled sheep 3 6 to 3 S Prime Southdown do. 3 10 4 0 Large coarse calves. 2-11) 3 2 Prime small ditto 3 2 3 4 Large hogs 3 2 3 (j Neat small porkers 3 8 4 0 Lambs, 4s. Od. to 5s. Od, Suekling calves, ISs. to hi.; and quarter-old store pigs, 16s. to 20s. each
HEAD OF CATTLE ON SALE. (From the books of the clerk of the market.) TOT.il/aVWLIE8; Beasts 3,385 Stieep and Lambs 27.^00 Calves 2S9 Pigs 320 FOKEICFN S"P1'I,IF.S. Beasts 2"?0 Sheep: 1"10 Calves 112 Pigs .-■ — I. A statement and comparison of the supplies and prices of fat stock exhibited and sold in Sinithfield Cattle Market, on Monday, June 11, 1849, and this day, .Monday, June lo, I>.50. Per 8 lbs. to sink tlie offals. June 4, 1S49. June 3, 1850. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Coarse anil inferior beasts 2 4 to 2 fl 2 S to 2 10 Second quality ditto 2 S „ 2 10 3 0 3 4 Prime lartre oxen 3 3 4 3 6 3 8 P"i Prime Sots, &e 3 6 3 8 3 S 11) Coarse and inferior sheep 3 4 „ 3 6 2 10 ,,3 0 Second quality do'. 3 6 1. 3 2 3 4 1'rime-c.oarse-wooUed do 3 8 3 10 3 6 3 S Prime Southdown do. 3 10 4 0 3 10 ,,4 0 Lambs 4 8 5 10 4 0 5 4 Large coarse calves 3 2 -„3 6 2 10 „ 3 2, •Prime small do 3 S 4 0 3 2 „ 3 4 Lar*ce ho«s '3 2 3 6 3 2 3 6 ^cat small porkers .v. 3 8 •„ 4 2 3 8 4
PROVISIONS. MOXDVY.— I11 the Irish Butter market there was rather more business transacted during the past week, chiefly in Waterfords, at 61s. to 63s.; in Limiricks, at 64s. to 60s. landed; some sales of the latter were also effected at 62s. to 63s., on board. There was an increased supply of foreign, which met a steady sale at 60s. to 65s. for the best. The bacon market continues very firm, and a further advance of Is. per cwt. Was realized for primp fresh parcels of Irish; prices range*-from 50s. to'oSs. landed! Hamburgh also meets a ready sale, and 2s: advailce generally asked. In American meat there was rather iiiii-e doing at low rates. In the English Batter market we did not notice any change, and the price of most kinds is stationarv. Dorset, fine 74s. to 76s.per cwt. Do., middling 56s. 66s. Fresh j. •. 6s. 10s; per doz. lbs j
The p.-ices of 1 in them.-t.opolis are ffo.,iiG. (I. to Pd., and household-ditto, 4-id. to 6d. per Jlb". loaf.
WOOL. "LEEDS.—FRIDAY.—There luu bum a considerable amount of sales this week, in deep-grown combing wouls. Prices are iirin and stationary. It is expected that the new wools will shortly give a large supply at market.
HOPS. MONDAY.—Our accounts from the plantations speak favourably as to the prospects of a crop, and our market is unaltered as to demand or price, since our report of last week.
HAY. SATURDAY, JUNE 15. I S-MITItIFIELI).-A'- full average supply, and a heavy demand. CUMBEItLAND."Supply tolerably good, and trade rather anil. "VVHITECHAPEL.—Trade steady, at full prices.
I TALLOW. MONDAY.—Smc'e our last report a fair average amount of busi- ness has been transacted in tallow, for the time of year, at \:n- altered quotations. To-day P. Y. C. on the spot is selling nt 36s. 9d. to 37s., and for forward delivery, 38s. 3d. per cwt. Twwn Tallow, 35s. 6d per cwt., net cash rough fat, 2s. per 8 lbs.
HIDES. LBADETER ALL. -Market hides, 561b. to Oilb., I d. to 14d. per lb. ditto; 641b. to 721b., ljd. to Hd.: ditto, 72ib. to 801b., 2d. to 2d. ditto, 801b. to88Ib.,21d. to 2Jd. ditto, 881b. to 961b., 3d to 3d.; ditto, 961b. to 1011b., 34d. to 3.5d. ditto, 1041b. to 1121b., 4d, to —d; Calf-skins, light, 2s. gd to 3s. 6d. each; ditto, full, 6s. Od. to Os.Od. Horse hides, 6s. 6d. to Os. Od. Polled sheep, 5s. 6d. to 7s. Od.: Kents and Half-breds, 4s. 6d. to 5s. 8d. Downs, 4s. to 5s. Od.
iri PONTYPIIIDD.-Juke 19. s. d. s. d.1 Wheat per bush. 4 9 to 5 111 Barley 2-9 3; 0 1 Oats 2 0 2 61 Beef per lb. 0 6 0 0 Mutton. 0 64. 0 7 PorK 0 6 0 65 j Veal 0 4' 0 6 I Lamb 0 0 7 1 s. rf. t. d, Butter, Fresh lb it Do., Salt. (I Sj II Checst: 0 4 0 6 Geese DUCKS pri- couple —1 Fowls — Eggs .per dozen 0 6 II Potatoes .per 7 lb. 0 6 0
C ARM AltTHEN.—JUNE 15. C ARM AltTHEN.—JUNE 15. Our corn market is rising to-day. Prices as follows :— s. d. s. d. Wheat, per Imp. Win. 4 10 to 5 1 Barley 2 9 3 2 Oats 18 1 1 o Beef per lb. 0 3} 0 6 Nlutton 0 4 0 6A j Veal 0 2 0 5 Lamb. 0 5 0 6 Pork 0 4J 0 0 Tallow (I Cow Hides 1 It Butter per lb. 0 6J O 7j s. d. 8: d Tu.-k,lys each Geese ,0 0 0 Ducks 14 1 !t> Fc)"Vls 0 10 1 2, Cheese perewt. 2of 0 2:l 0* Eggs five for 0 2 0 w Plants for setting, 120 (12 0 0 NewPotatoes 1 lb. 0 2 0 4 Herrings two Salmon .per lb. 10 ) 1 Sewin 0 8
MERTHYR.—JUNE 18. s. d. s. d. Mutton perlb. 0 6 to 0 7 j Beef „ 0 5 0 7) Pork 0 5- 0 6 Veal „ 0 5' 0 7 Lamb. 0 5 0 £ j I)i,ied Saiiiioii. — Bacon 0 7 9 j Onions — — Fresh Butter, 10 1 2j Do., Salt 0 8 0 9 s. d. s. d. Skimmed Cheese perlb. 0 4 to Caerphilly. — Single GlO'ster — — Ducks pervotiple 3 0 — Fowls .I. 11" 23 2 9 Geese perlb.- 0 6 — Turkeys 0 6 — Eggs per 12 0 6 Potatoes, 14 lbs 0 6 New do. 11 (From Friday's Gazette.) BANKRUPTS.—William Walker, George-yard, Crown-street, Soho, carriage spring maker—James Kaye, Bridge-row Wharf, Pimlico, coal merchant—Thomas Smith, Liverpool, cheesemonger — William Jackson, Lichfield, wine niereli aiit- Frederick Stocs- siger, Birmingham, jewe.ler—John M'Gibbon and Archibald Galbreath, Kingston-upon-Hull, traders. (From Tuesday's Gazette.) BANKRUP rs.^— Charles O'Neil, picture dealer, Golden-square—" Owen Gray, builder, Great Tower-street—William James Buck, dealer and chapman, Queen's-road, Dalston-Henry Woolley, oil and grease manufacturer, Bermondsey —Walter Gee, straw bat manufacturer, Hoxton -Asher Prior and William Prior, iron- mongers, Tonbridge-place, New-road John Callis, victualler, Noble-street, Wood-street—Nathauial Hedge, silversmith. Bath —James Dominy, currier, Sea, Somersetshire—Benjamin Brown, coach builder, Newton, Montgomeryshire.
mum wales CHESTER AND HOLYHEAD RAILWAY, HARBOUR, AND STEAM PACKETS. The enterprise and outlay of capital being brought into play at the port of Holyhead, are now exciting-considerable interest Al- ready both Holyhead and Dubiin are beginning to feel the bene. ficial effects of what has been done. By means of the express tram ai.-d the express sea-packets in the Channel service at the port of Holyhead, a passenger now runs 330 miles-fmm London to Dub- lin in a dozen hours, breakfasting in the former place at nine a.m., dining by the old city walls of Chester at three, or on the coast of Holyhead at five, and taking supper, after an expeditious passage in the centre of Dublin, at 10 o'clock. Holyhead is situated ruid- way between Liverpool and Dublin and Milford Haven arid port of Greenock, with large inland bays sheltered by bold sloping coasts, and furnishes an excellent refuge for vessels. Ir has always deep water to the foot of the cliffs, is safely approachable by vessels day and night, and it is said that ever since Holyhead has been a port no vessel has ever been damaged in making for it. It has an excellent holding ground. There is to be ample provision for the berthing of packets, and a floating dock is to be constructed, so as to keep the packet service from the crowd of commercial shipping. The operations of deepening the old harbour, of exfeHding-the pier, and enlarging the graving dock, for the use of the Post-office, Admiralty, and railway-packets, answer all the purposes intended. The staging for the Great Northern Breakwater, of 5,800 feet i» erected a large amount of deposits have been made; and the Eastern Breakwater, of-2,000 feet, will be commenced as soon an there is sufficient shelter, as will also the Sieam-packet-pier, upon which the 'railway and trains are to be carried 7,500 feet in the sea. The Northern Breakwater will now proceed 'rapidly, and at the present time no less than 250,000 tons of stone have been de- posited. The entrance space for steameis and shipping from the Channel, between the Northern and Eastern Breakwaters, is now 300 yards. The greatest depth of water for vessels of'all classes to ride in is 47 feet at the lowest, and 60 feet of the highest tide. The engineers are proceeding rapidly with the extension of the sea- walls at the Northern Breakwater, and with the erection of the requisite stages. All the property required for the works h-ill been purchased by the Government. The timber for the packet- pier is about being creosoted. Upwards of :10,000 cubic feet of stone are on the grounds for commencing the great sea-wall. Supplies of stone are daily being obtained from a neighbouring lofty eminence that overhangs the harbour. The stone, when tipped over into the breakwater, forms in layers of from 12 to 5J feet thick. There are about 1,300 men constantly on the works. The estimated cost of the harbour is X700,000, of which the Chester and Holyhead Railway Company have undertaken to subscribe £ 200,000. The whole will enclose ail area of upwards of 316 acres of Sea-room. The four express steamers, tbe'Anglia, Cambria:, Hibernia, and Scotia, belong to the railway company, and have cost at the rate of £ 37,000 each. They are from 300 to 400 horse power, all of iron, 190 feet in length, 2G feet in breadth, 14 feet deep, and from 400 to 600 tons burden each. The boats belonging to the Ad- miralty are the Banshee, St. Columba, ahd Llewellyn, the latter only of iron, the Banshee being of mahogany. They are from 189 to 190 feet in length, 27 feet in breadth, Ufeet in depth, from 650 to 670 tons burden, and of 350-horse power. The Llewellyn, and another boat belonging to the Admitaltyare at present laid up, having broken their shafts and mid. chånuef. The St. Colum- bia, which cost the Admiralty £ 40,000, has been sold to the City af Dublin Company, it is reported, for F,20,000, though only a two-year-old, and is now working the mail. The Iron Duke, on of the slow boats, is running the night mail, where great speed i not so much required. On Monday the Cambria arrived,'at 2 p.m., with the express from Dublin, and went out ag.uu with DJarJy 100 passengers, with the express from London and other p aces, a, half-past six for Dublin, and did the distance in f >ur hmr Nearly three-fourths ol all the passengers between Holyhe d at Dublin go by the express, and very few by the mail-boais. Tbefe boats have all encountered the roughest weather in -the'C-anuel, but have usually accomplished the distance in four hotfrs,
OILS. Linseed, 29s. 6d.to 30s. Od. per cwt.; Rapeseed, English, refined, 37s. 0d. to Os.; brown, 35s. Od. Gallipoli, per tun, j;42 Spanish, £41 Sperm, £85 to £ 83 bagged, 1:83; South Sea, 1:34 to I:- Seal, pale, C30 10s. to E- Os. ditto coloured, £33; Cod, L-K fcs. to F.Coeoa nut, per ton, 1:38 to £ 40 Palm, E32.
O i'EXING OF THii Souru WALES R.UMV AY.Hie _gl'atld events )f lLi, weak was of course the opening of the Hull way on Tuesday z, the ltkh instant. The morning of this day, which we will venture to say, is the most important one for Newport and South Wales generally which has dawned for many years past, and future was vshered in by a bright and glorious sun and a clear atmosphere, giving fair promise which was fully carried out. At an early hour the streets were already thronged by an eager and delighted x-rjwd, the gay dresses and smiling countenances of the Newport 41aiiisels being everywhere conspicuous. Contributions to the pa emhlrtge were continuilly making in carriages and coaches jr mi Usk, Caerleon, Po-itypool, and other towns and villages in the neighbourhood. The hill and rising ground near the tunnel, th; bridge, Stow-liill, and the rising slopes overlooking the ktition were covered with gaily dressed people but the great attraction was the platform, on which very soon no standing room was to be found. Every available point along the railway and m my houses in town were decorated with flags and stream- ers of ev-ry nation and colour, and wreaths, branches, and flowers, were consnjpious everywhere. The mayor and cor- po aion and the excursionists soon assembled on the Up stition* we should think, to the number of at least 120. Tickets were already at a high premium (we wish we could say the same of the Company's shares), and the sight of the happy- looking lot who had secured their prizes those unhappy persons wh )se miserable fate it always is to be too late looked rather dis- consolate and bemoaned their dilatoriness and neglect. During the interval of waiting for the train we were treated with march.B and overtures, executed in magnificient style by the splendid band of the 77th, and occasionally deafened by the miniature substitute for the roar of artillery which our youth are lsolpt at manufacturing. At about a quarter past eight the cry was They are coming," and soon the train was seen on the bridge over the Usk, and the spectators looked to see if any sign of weakness would be shown by the Tubular girders which form the centre arch, in-iiy prophecies by the wise-acres having reference thereto on its trial by a heavy train, but we believe not the slightest deflection was noticed. The engines with their de- corations of wreaths, and flags soon arrived at the platform, the address from the corporation was read to the Directors, and the -excursionists soon took their seats, and the train proceeded through the tunnel amidst the hearty cheers of the spectators. The train returned to Newport about nine p.m., and they who had joined theexcursiol1 expressed themselves delighted with the beautiful country which they passed through—the holiday look ffthe people—the very excellent arraiigments at Swansea, and the way in which every thing had beep conducted,, and all expres- sed themselves beyond measure as pleased with the trip. The train was 18 minutes from leaving the Cardiff-station to its arrival at the Newport-station. The train passed through with the ordinary passenger train on Wednesday morning from Chepstow, and we are informed that the time was only 16 minutes trcm Chepstow, not much longer than the coaches some- titnes take to change horses in the neighbourhood. GOLDCUFF.—The annual excursion came off on Tuesday after- noon, and a large party of ladies and gentlemen were assembled, and spent a very pleasant afternoon in this rural and romantic Mit. II. PuiL.UP.-r.s CONCERT. —The concert of this well-known and distinguished vocalist, on Wednesday evening, was fairiy ttnJed, as it deserved to be. Mr. Phillips was in full voice and vigour, and was rapturously encored in some of the well-kuown and admited pieces which he executes. FREEHOLD LAND SOCIETY.-This Society is now making ar- rangements for securing property with intent to carry out its objects. The managers have as yet been disappointed, from the difficulty ofthcltngland proper for this purpose in the immediate neighbourhood of Newport. In the mean time the society con- tinues in a very flourishing condition, and still increases in num. bers. There ar0520 shares, the property of 320 members, taken. The average "weekly receipts are upwards of £ 3-2. Although £ 600 has been deposited iu the bank, and the society has now been in operation for some months, the entire expenses, including sill the oqiee- ti itiligs, books, and expenses of management have Mot exceeded £ 2'\ which is very creditable to the directors, whose regular attendance has been most exemplary. These societies are the great fact" of the times. There is a growing opinion in their favour among the working classes, as instanced in Newport, end more especially at the hills. THB Sritiii-To this date the whole of the colliers had not returned to w,)rk, although we are happy to be able to state that terms of accommodation are pending and, we believe, likely to be satisfactory arranged. It is much to the credit of the men that, Mnder the circumstances, they have been so peaceable, the ex- ceptions being comparatively few.