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CARDIFF. THE IRISH IN CARDIFF.—It must have been noticed by our police reports for some long time past, the great prevalence of the most violent disturbances taking place amongst this class of people. We could not help noticing a remark made by our respected Mayor, on Monday last, that should these people be allowed to continue in their present violent mode of conduct they would, eventually, get the upper hand, and that it would require more than magisterial interference to keep peace and order in this town. Such we really believe will be the case, and we, therefore, hope that, when instances of the sort occur, the most rigid punishment will be inflicted, and that all breakers of tne public peace will learn that to be disobeying the laws of a country, in which they are only residents, is to bring upon them the strong arm of that law, which is capable of ruling the many, and of chastising, and that severely, the few who attempt to usurp its orders. ROBBERY BY A BOATMAN.-On Tuesday night a pair of boots was stolen from a boat, lying at Estel-y-pont, near Llandaff, belonging to Edward Cole, the master of the boat. After a little trouble, a man named John Williams, who was in the employ of the loser of the stolen property, was taken into custody on suspicion, when the stolen articles were found on his feet; He was brought up on Tuesday morning, at the Station-house, before his Worship, and was duly committed for trials BURGLARY IN CHARLOTTE-STREET.—On Tuesday morning, about three o'clock, a burglary was committed at the house of Charles Fitzgerald, of the Irish Harp public-house, Charlotte- street, At the bank of the house in question is situated a wall, about eight feet in height, which some person, doubtless, had scaled. An entry was afterwards effected by the kitchen win- dow, from which a pane of glass had been removed, which gave access to a man's arm to shift the catch. The window was then raised, and an entrance to the house was by this means gained. All the rooms in the house were ransacked, and the wearing apparel of the family carried awav. William Nash, our model policeman, happening to be on auty in Bute-terrace, about the time of the robbery, saw a person proceeding towards the Hayes' Bridge, with a large bundle in her possession. Fearing all was not right he immediately stopped her and asked her name, which she gave as Margaret Jones; He then questioned her respecting her possession of the property she carried, and not feeling satisfied with the answers he received, made her retrace her steps to the point from which he had first seen her, and then discovered that the robbery, as described, had been perpetrated. The inmates of the house, who were all enjoying their peaceful slumbers, were then called up, and the prisoner was at once recognised as a recently-discharged servant. Upon examining the bundle, the property was also identified, and she was then conveyed to the police-station, where she was committed for trial the same morning by his Worship the Mayor at that establishment.. CAUTION TO DRIVERS OF CARTs.On Tuesday morning a horse and cart was incautiously left to take care of itself, at the top of St. Mary-street, when, from some unexplained cause, the horse became frightened, and bolted at full speed down the streetr as far as the canal, where it was fortunately stopped by some men, and prevented from doing any material damage. We mention this trivial circumstance as a caution to those who might be entrusted with vehicles of this description, and hope, that should the authorities of Cardiff witness instances of the kind proper examples will be made of persons adopting so dangerous a practice. WB hear that one of those disgusting crimes, which sullied our columns at the last assize, has occurred during the past week, in the populous neighbourhood of Pentyrch. The man has not yet been apprehended, but every evidence of the crime having been committed has been given by an eye-witness. THE ODD SISTEIIS.-Under this Odd title several femalea assembled at the Black Lion Inn, for the purpose of celebrating an anniversary of the Odd Sister's Benefit Society. About 12 o'clock the "Sisters" walked in procession to St. Mary's Church, where an excellent sermon was preached to them by the Rev. Mr. Morgan, from 13th c. 2nd Cor., 13th v. After Church they returned, preceded by a band of niuiic to their place of meeting, where a banquet, in the good old style was provided for them. About 40 females sat down to dinner, and the very excellent manner in which it was served, and the choice quality of all the viands reflected the usual credit upon the respected host, whom, we believe, wears no mean laurels in the profession he follows- the bar. Chattering, of course, and that in no small degree, was the order of the afternoon. About half-past five o'clock they again took their respective seats at the table ard partook of tea. As soon as this was removed the "odd" ladies admitted their friends to join them, and it was not long before a mixture of ladies and their husbands, and a little sprinkling of odd sweet- hearts, (the property of the single ones) were seen mingling in the throng. A little music was procured, dancing commenced, and was prolonged amidst the greatest h; rmony and good feeling until an early hour, when each person retired quietly to his home. CRICKET MATCH.—On Wednesday a cricket match, which excited great interest, took place in the field at the back of the Cardiff Arms, usually termed the Cardiff cricket club ground. The contest was between that club and the Taff Vale. These latter gentlemen we believe are of later date in the art of cricket than those with whom they competed, and therefore it is not to be wondered at that the "old un's" gained the day. The youngsters," however, played well, but, when taking into consideration the vast numbers by which they were conquered, speaks great credit for the gentlemen of the Cardiff cricket club. The game is a manly one, and one which tends greatly to advance health and morality and great credit is reflected on those gentlemen who have taken, and do now take, so warm an inerest in its prosperity. Without comment we lay before our readers the score of each ini i tgs. CARDIFF CLUB. FIRS'L INNINGS. Jenner b. Jones c. Jones.. 3 Thoragood b. Jones c. Jones..32 C. Stacey b. Payne 7 Worthington b. Jones 5 Hodge b. Jones 3 Jacbon b. Payne bd. Jones 0 Harris b. Payne. 5 Stockdale b. Payne 9 Scodert b. Jones 0 Booker b. Jones c. Waller 0 Evans not out 0 61 Byes 2 Wide 1 61 SECOND INNINGS. b. Payne 9 b. Jo les c. Mitchell .19 b. Payne c. Payne I b. Payne 19 b. Payne c. Shapcott.. 1 b. Shapcott 23 b. Jones 3 b. Jones 4 b. Jones o b. Jones c. Scott 3 b. Jones i 78 Byes. 2 Wide 3 83
R. AB GWILYM DDU, EII IONYDD:
R. AB GWILYM DDU, EII IONYDD: Wedi i'r Gwynn, awdwr gwaith-sy gampun, Gwympo a myn'd ymaith, Ar ei 61 yr ai eihvaith Y Bardd Du ;—bu rwydd y daith. Da oeddynt yn eu dyddiau,—o'u mwynder, Am undod synniadau Ac unedig eneidiau Yn feirdd Ion yn nef y w'r ddau.,
PHOTOGRAPHIC LIKENESSES.—-With pleasure we direct atten tion to an advertisement in another column, which announces the arrival of Mons. Jacquier. to this town. This gentleman's collec- tion of likenesses is well worthy a visit, and all who may wish to have copies of themselves, exact to nature, well finished, and at a very moderate price, will find, at the establishment of Mons. Jacquier, all they require. Since his stay here he has been most successful in all his attempts and the numerous visitors which he receives daily, testify that his residence in this town will prove a convenience to its inhabitants, and a pecuniary gain to himself. MONUMENT TO SIR R. PEEL.—We are glad to see that Cardiff does not intend remaining alone with regard to the exhibition of public respect and sympathy which has been manifested throughout the country since the death of this memorable statesman. A subscription list has been pro- cured for this town, and any person anxious to give his mite towards the erection of a suitable testimonial to this late lamented gentleman will now be enabled to do so. THE DISTINS' Ct)-NcrRT.-On Wednesday last, the inhabitants of this town had offered to them a great musical treat—a concert to be given by the Messrs. Distin, at the Theatre: Such an announce- ment to one at all acquainted with the musical world must have at once raised but one determination in his mind—that of not losing so great a treat. The corps of instrumentalists as regards numbers is small, and comprise only Mr. Distin and his three sons, who are assisted upon the piano-fofte by Mr. John Willy. These gentlemen area ccompanied by a lady of pleasing appearance, and as far as her musical talents are concerned she is deserving of great praise. The programme selected for this evening was of first-rate qualitv. It commenced with a grand quartette from Donizetti's opera of I zario," and was performed by the Messrs. Distin upon their silver or sax horns. We need not say the effect was most thrilling, for taking into consideration the beauty of the composition, and the immense power and admirable execution of the performers, none other result could have been expected. This was followed by a very pretty ballad, set to music by Osborne, and entitled oli sing to me." In this song did Miss O'Connor, the lady we have previously noticed, make her debut before a Cardiff audience. We cannot saV that we were so struck with her style as we expected. To state that the air was rendered badly would be au unfair criticism, but we cannot doubt for a moment that had a little more energy been thrown into the expression the effect would have been decidedly greater. A vocal quartette, by Miss O'Connor and the brothers Distin, entitled Spring's Delight," was admirably sung, and clearly showed that although their professed forte is instrumental compositions, they have the powers of vocalisation to some major extent. Mr. H. Distin next gave the admired scena and aria from La Somnambula, All is lost now," and Still so gently o'er me stealing," with immense beauty of expression, and great musical execution. As a solo this was indeed the gem of the evening. Mr. Theodore Distin next displayed his vocal ability by singing a very pleasing ditty in an equally pleasing style. Miss O'Connor folloivte, after which an ancient madrigal, which never fails to delight all who hear it, drew down thunders of applause and a most rapturous encore. We allude to a composition by Festa, Down in alfow'ry vale." An Echo duet," composed and arranged by the Distins. was next performed, and concluded the first part of the perform- ance. This duet must be heard to be imagined—the effect is entirely beyond description. The great novelty is in the echo which is pro- duced. A few plain notes are performed and in its proper course are repeated, and resemble in its most perfect tones an echo at a great distance. It admirably pourtrays the immense facilities gn-en by that instrument which many suppose quite unmanageable for solo performances, viz.—the French horn-and clearly shows that unlest- practice and talent be combined in the exercise of musical accom- plishments, the real powers of instruments and their capabilities are entirely hidden from our enjoyment. The second part of the pro- gramme Was equally delightful. A buffo duet entitled The Sing- ing Lesson," by Mr.T. Distin and Miss M. O'Connor, created merriment, and was rapturously encored. A solo was performed by Mr. John Willy on the piano-forte, and very clearly displayed his great powers of execution. That he will possess no mean stand- ing in the profession to which he at present belongs is beyond doubt, for as a musician he is a young man of most admirable ac- quirements, Miss M. O'Connor sung the "Lament of the Irish Emigrant" very pleasingly, and was warmly encored. A pleasing serenade of Bishops' entitled Sleep gentle lady," concluded the programme, with the exception of God save the Queen," as arranged by Mr. Distin, which was, as all the instrumental corn- positions were, admirably performed. We are sorry that this lld- mired corps could not make it convenient to remain another ni"-ht but from the flattering patronage they received on this occasion (for the boxes were quite filled and other portions of the house not scanty), we have no doubt Cardiff will be again favoured. That those who did not hear them lost a treat cannot be disputed, aid when they hear the opinions of their friends, doubtless, will regret it. They performed in Merthyr last night, and, we understand,- intend taking a tour throughout South Wales.
(From Friday's Gazette.)
POLICE.—MONDAY, JULY 1,5.-[Before his Worship the Mayor and C. C. Williams, Esq. Timothy M'Carthy, a desperate-looking character, and Thomas M'Goggan, were charged upon the oath of P.C. Sheppard, with creating a disturbance in Mary Ann-street, on Sunday night at about eleven o'clock. He went to the spot when he heard the row and saw the two prisoners fighting, and a mob of 300 or 400 people aroun(I-nea.,i,ly all of whom were Irish. Witness spoke to them to desist but they became more violent. They were then taken into custody, but while they were on the road the prisoners were so violent that they were obliged to strap M'Carthy to a pair of trucks and wheel him to the station-house. M'Goggan called a witness named Mary Jones, who depcsed to M'Carthy coming up to M'Goggan vdicn he was talking to witness and another woman and assaulting him. The Magistrates then permitted M'Goggan to take the place of complainant. He did so, and preferred a charge of assault against M'Carthy, but the evidence being conflicting, M'Carthy was fined fa and costs, and M'Goggan 20s. and costs, or in default a proper amount of imprisonment. SMUGGLING.—CAUTION TO SEAMEN.-Hugh James was charged" upon information, that on the 10th July, 1850, he had secreted on board the vessel Eldon, in which he was mate, lOlbs. weight of tobacco. Mr. Bird appeared for the defendant. Wm. Harris, an officer of customs, deposed, that he went on board the barque Eldon, lying at the New Dock, for the purpose of inspecting her cargo. He went into the cabin, accompanied with a boatman, and, upon a man named Oates, searching in the berth of the prisoner, who was mate on board the vessel, the to-' bacco was found in a tarpaulin bag. The master then asked the mate if he knew anything about it, when he answered" He did- that it belonged to him." The weight was lOlbs., and it was of foreign manufacture. The vessel was bound for this po: t.—Cross- examined The vessel came from Quebec. The crew was thirteen or fourteen in number. There were 201bs. of tobacco on board. That quantity was not an unusual one amongst such a crew, but I should not have taken notice of it, if it had been produced. It would then have been sealed and would have remained on board for the outward voyage. William Oates then deposed that he was on board with Mr. Harris, and that he found the tobacco concealed under the timber of the vessel, nailed up by a piece of wood. The wood was re- moved by a hammer.—Cross-examined I should not say the place where I found the tobacco had the appearance of a locker. Mr. Bird then addressed the Magistrates on the part of the prisoner. He said that with regard to the letter of the law there was little doubt as to his being guilty; but with regard to the spirit in which the crime of which he was charged was committed, he thought he should be able to show them that he was perfectly innocent. He asserted that it was for the uses of a portion of the; crew, and had been placed there, not for the purpose of defrauding the Revenue, but merely for the purpose of protecting it from the depredations of many on board. He then called Mr. Galipse, the master: He deposed that James had been with him for the last seven years. During the voyage they are not particular about each otluri tobacco; they rob if they can, and it
HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY, JULY…
HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY, JULY 16. Lord PORTMAN having moved the second reading of the Landlord and Tenant Bill, Lord BEAUMONT moved the usual formal negative, which was agreed to without a division and the bill is consequently thrown out. The Municipal Corporation (Ireland) Bill was read a third time, and passed, on the motion of the Earl of CARLISLE. The Earl of EGLINTOUN called the attention of their lord- ships to the alleged forgeries of signatures to a petition from certain parties in Liverpool, presented on the 17th of June last. He moved that those individuals who were inculpated for the offence, which amounted to a breach of privilege, should be called to the bar of the House. After some conversation the motion was agreed to, and the parties in question ordered to appear at the bar on Fri- day next, and defend themselves from the serious charge laid against them. The report upon the Electors (Ireland) Bill was brought up, and the amendments agreed to. o
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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY, JULY 16. The committee of the Mercantile Marine (No. 2) Bill was resumed, and some further progress made with the clauses. The Hon. F. SCOTT suggested that in token of respect to the illustrious duke, whose funeral had taken place that day, the House should at once adjourn. Some discussion ensued, but ultimately the suggestion was adopted, and the House stood adjourned until twelve o'clock on Wednesday.
To the Subscribers to the Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire Infirmary. MY LORDS, LADIES, AND GENTLEMEN, AS the recent death of the late Mr. Reece, Consulting Surgeon, to the Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire Infirmary, will, in -all probability, be followed by a change in the present surgical staff of that Institution, and as an active canvass of the subscribers has been already commenced, I take the liberty of respectfully re- questing the favour of your support, as a Candidate for the office of Surgeon in Ordinary, whenever the expected vacancy shall occur. With regard to my professional qualifications, I may be per- mitted to state that my professional education was received in the Schools of London, Bristol, Paris, and Edinburgh that I gradu- ated in medicine in the last-named University, and that I hold the diplomas of the London College of Surgeons and the Apothecaries' Company. Soon after passing my examinations, I became House Surgeon to the Bristol Infirmary, and filled that responsible office for several years, with gratifying testimonials of approbation from the Sub- scribers at large, as well as fiom the Committee and Faculty of the House. I trust that the assurance of adequate qualification afforded by 'the experience thus necessarily acquired, as well as by an extended professional education, will, on this occasion, secure to me the support of the Subscribers to the Infirmary of my native town. I am, my Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen, Your very obedient servant, C. R. VACHELL, M. D., EDIX. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, &c. Cardiff, July 18th, 1850. CARDIFF, JULY 18, 1850. To the Subscribers to the Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire Infirmary. MY LORDS, LADIES, AND GENTLEMEN,— THE lamented death of my relative, Mr. Reece, late con- sulting Surgeon to your valuable Institution, will create a vacancy in the office of one of the Surgeons in ordinary." For this appointment I beg most respectfully to solicit the favour of your votes and interest. It was the expressed desire of my late relative, that, as the successor to his prac- tice, I should after myself as a candidate on this occasion. Should you do me the honour of electing me, I can assure you that the earnest desire I feel to see so truly humane and charitable an Institution of the utmost benefit, would ensure my most zealous exertions. I have the honour to be, My Lords, Ladies, and Gentlemen, Your very faithful servant, JOHN ROBERT REECE, Member of the Royal College of Surgeons. G. l)OD, BUTCHER, BUTE-STREE1 BRGS respectfully to acknowledge the liberal support he has received from the Public since he has opened his Branch Shop in Smith-street, and to assure them that nothing shall be wanting OIl his part to secure a continuance of their patronage. Fresh BEEF daily always at hand. Bute-street, Cardiff, July 17, 1850. CSyfSi jlil^ SOUTH WALES RAILWAY. ON AND AFTER JULY 22nd, THE following CHARGES will be made for the CARRIAGE of MERCHANDIZE PACKAGES, which will be conveyed Daily by the 7. a.m. Up, & 7. 30. am. Down Trains. These charge include Collection and Delivery within the Com- pany's limits, in the Towns and Villages contiguous to the Railway. WEIGHT UP TO l l3 TO 24 24 to 48 19 MILES AND MILES. MILES. MILES. UPWARDS. s. d. s. d. s. d. s. d. Up to 28 lbs. "Weight 06 08 0 10 10 29 to 56 lbs. 07 0 9 0 11 11 57 to 84 lbs. 08 0 10 10 12 85 to 112 lbs. 09 0 11 11 13 113 to 140 lbs. 0 11 11 13 15 141 to 1681bs." 10 1 2 1 4 16 169 to 196 lbs. 12 1 4 1, 6 19 197 to 224 lbs. 14 1 6 1 8 2 0 Hats and other light articles, and Packed Parcels, will be charged 60 per cent. in addition to the above rates. The Company will not undertake to forward auy Parcels by the Trains, which are not delivered at the Offices at the various Stations, half-an hour prior to the time at which the Trains are anpointed to leave. À NOTICE. By the Act 8 Vic. cap. 20, it is enacted that No person shall be entitled to carry or to require the Company to carry, upon the Hailway, any Aquafortis, Oil of Vitr.ol, Gunpowder, Lucifer Matches, or any other goods, which in the judgment of the Com yany may be of a dangerous nature and if any person send by the itailway any such goods, without distinctly mirkiig thir nature en the outside of the package containing the same, or otherwise giving llojce in writing to the Bookkeeper or other Servant of the Company wilh whom the same arc left at the time of so sending, he phall forfeit to the Company Twenty Pounds for every such offence and it shall be lawful for the Company to refuse to take any parcel that they may suspect to contain goods of a dangerous nature, or aoefinire the same to be opened to ascertain the fact." FREDERICK CLARKE, Superintendent. Chepstow, July 12, 1850. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. rpHAT I, Capt. ROSS, Master of the Ship" MANCHES- J_ TER," of London, Hereby give Notice, that I will not be Responsible for any Debts contracted, without my cognisance, for the Crew of the said Ship. Cardiff, July 17, 1850. CÅPT ROS J. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. mil AT I, Capt. FORBES, Master of the Barque "CLEO- JL PATRA," of London, Hereby give Notice, that I will not be responsible for any Debts contracted, without my cognizance, for the Crew of the said Ship. CAPT. FORBES. Cardiff, July 17, 1850. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC, THAT I, Capt. CRANSTON, Master of the Barque COL- LECTOR," of London, Hereby give Notice, that I will not be responsible for any Debts contracted, without my cognizance, for the Crew of the said Ship. CAPT. CRANSTON. Cardiff, July 17, 1850. TO MASONS AND CONTRACTOESi THE PONTYPRIDD GAS LIGHT and COKE COMPANY are prepared to receive TENDERS for BUILDING a BOUNDARY WALL to their WORKS, at Pontypridd. PLANS and SPECIFICATIONS may be seen after the 24th instant, at the Office of Mr. HENRY BOWEN, Engineer, Gas Works, Cardiff. Sealed Tenders, addressed to the Chairman of the Directors, to be forwarded under cover to MONTAGUE GROVER, Esquire, Cardiff, on or before the 5th day of August next. THE MISSES TODD'S SEMINARY FOR YOUNG LADIES w ILL RE-OPEN on THURSDAY, the 25th instant. 7, Charles-street, Cardiff, 15th July, 1850.
THE COUNTY FRANCHISE.
THE COUNTY FRANCHISE. THE motion of Mr. LOCKE KING, the member for Surrey, for the extension of the franchise by giving the right of voting to all occupiers of tenements of the annual value of --Clo, has been rejected in the people's House, as all ques- tions that can merely plead right in their favour are in- variably at first rejected in that House. Conservatism can always put forth considerable strength. It can always boast that its ranks are swelled by the timid, the igno- rant, the interested, and the blind. Men who agree on no other topic can rally round each other when the many seek privileges which, at present, only the few possess. The majority against Mr. KING'S motion was got by a union of thoseivho, otherwise, have for each other the utmost aversion. But when the question was one which concerned the rights of the unenfranchised—their elevation in political power-for once Messrs. NEWDIGATE and DISRAELI and Lord JOHN RUSSELL voted and spoke side by side. Thus it has always been—thus it will always be-the peopleWa^Be will only find advocates among the people themselves and as they are true, so must their victories be. When the Reform Bill was won, and the rotten-borough system destroyed—when the rights were granted to the Roman Catholics—which our bigotry would deny the ew-it was because the people had given utterance to one mighty and unanimous will. Hence we have no fear for the cause of Reform. The history of the past tells us how our Constitution has pro- gressed, when the times have required it. When the hour arrived the old land-marks have, one after another, been removed the foolish statesman has obstinately, blindly, fought for new, and has actually hastened the destruction of the very Constitution lie sought to preserve. The men who oppose all reform are the men who jeopardise the Con- stitution. It is the chief value and rare merit of such enlightened politicians as the late Sir ROBERT PEEL that they feel that the spirit of the age is more potent than them- selves—that they feel that it is hard for them to kick against the pricks—that they gracefully swim with the stream it would be madness for them to attempt to oppose. The statesman may fret and fume, but he is the servant of the people-he must obey great principles. If he war with human progress—if he have faith not in that, but in his own individual powers, his position will always be attended with difficulty, with danger, and with disgrace. Such is the position of our present Premier. He is aware that he carried the Reform Bill, and his small imagination can go no further; and over that miserable abortion he gloats as a mistr over his gold. The wiser plan would be, the first Reform Bill having been tried in the balance and found wanting, immediately to frame a new one. It is manifest our present system of representation is unequal and absurd. We have sixty-two boroughs with consti- tuencies under 500. There are thirty boroughs with con- stituencies between 500 and 1,000. These boroughs are private property they belong to some wealthy proprietor or ancient peer. Not a voter in them dare call his soul his own. And it is from these small boroughs come the men who swell the majorities by which abuses are perpetuated and reforms delayed. In 1847 the registered electors of the Tower Hamlets were 19,350. At this very time sitting in the House of Commons, and voting on all questions affecting the rights and interests and desiiiiies of the masses of this country, there are eighty-two members representing fifty- eight boroughs, whose united constituencies amount to but 19,282 voters, being sixty-eight fewer than the constituency of the Tower Hamlets. Nor is this the only monstrosity. According to the census of 1841 the population of the Tower Hamlets was 419,730. Ninety-three members of the House of Commons represent boroughs where the united population is 419,259, being 471 less than that of the Tower Hamlets. It is thus the people are misrepresented-for one man re- turned by them, there are dozens returned by their bitterest, enemies. Manchester may speak out against a minister- may reject him, and thus protest against the line of policy he adopts-but he may slip in for some small borough, such as Harwich, and from his place, dressed in a little brief au- thority, may insult and browbeat the men who represent the largest constituencies in the land. This is a state of things, neither desirable nor safe, that calls for reform-that must be reformed, which if Lord JOHN RUSSELL do not seek to redress he must make way for some one who will. The enlargement of the County Frauchise would be one step towards a better state of things. There is no need that a line should be drawn between county and borough voters, or that the qualifications required for the one should be higher than those required for the other. The line, however, that is drawn is about as absurd and ridi- culous as it. could well be. A man may be well educated —at any rate, sufficiently so to exercise the franchise, though he may live in a country house, for which he pays less than fifty pounds a-year. Many professional men are thus excluded, whilst, merely from the accident of living in a borough, the most besotted boor that ever wore shoe leather, if lie pays a rental of ten pounds a-year, may waddle up to the poll and give a plumper for the unflinch- ing advocate of our glorious Constitution in Church and State. The country, it has always been admitted, is favour- able to meditation. COWPER, borrowing from COWLEY, tells US "God made the couutry and man made the town." If there be a line drawn at all it should be in favour of the simple pure dwellers in the country—but we protest against distinction being made. We maintain that a man who pays ten pounds a-year as rent in the country, has as much right to the enjoyment of a vote as the man who pays a similar rent in town. There may be some sense in making the exception that is made in favour of borough members. We, however, fail to perceive it. Nor can it be very apparent to ministers since they seek to do for Ireland what Mr. LOCKE seeks to do for England, and to reduce the: county qualification to a line with that of the borough voters. The same arguments will apply in both cases. If the county votes have decreased in Ireland they have done so in England as well; and surely the amount of intelligence and respectability in England and Wales is equal at least to that which may be found in the Green Isle itself. Ministers, however, think otherwise, and the majority of the House of Commons agree with them. Yet this extension of the suffrage question is not settled —in no such flippant manner can it be settled. Delay will but increase the popular strength. Now Parliament may reject the idea of extending the county franchise with scorn. A time will come when the men who are now foremost in their opposition to it will regret that they did not concede it at once. We shall soon have the Freehold Land Societies at work-we shall soon have honest electors re- turning their own men in opposition to parsons, and squires, and peers-we shall soon have the people's men in the people's House, when possibly not the present suffrage- not household suffrage will be deemed enough and if this be the case-if manhood suffrage be demanded and given- amongst those who have done the most to bring it about will be the majority who negatived Mr. LOCKE'S modest proposal. That decision tells the people they have no hope —that decision shows Ministers are prepared to oppose the most reasonable reforms, and in spite of demonstration, and appeal, and warning, and remonstances-in spite of the lessons of the past-are prepared to oppose all conces- sion till resistance shall have created an antagonism fierce, and irritated, and powerful- before which they must succumb, and against which they must be weak as rotten reeds.
TAFF VALE CLUB.
TAFF VALE CLUB. FlitST INNINGS, Payne b. Stacey 0 Jones b. Worthington c. Stacey 0 Sawyer b. Jackson 4 Marks b. Jackson c. Harris 0 Mitchell b. Stacey c.Stockdale 1 Shapcott b. Stacey 4 I) ivies Not out 0 Ti n inS b. Jackson 3 Scott b. Stacey 9 Waller b. Scacty st. Stacey 4 Bvovvn b. Stacey 0 25 Byes 1 No I)alls. Wide 5 at SECOND INNINGS. b. Stacey 6 b. Stacey c. Jackson 2 b. Stacey 0 b. f t tcey c. Thorogood 0 b. t )ckd -Ale c. E valis.. 0 b.Stuckdale. 1 b. Stacey st. Hodge 2 b. Stockdale O b. Stockdale 4 b. StOckdtle 2 b. Stacey 16 33 Byes 7 40
SYR ROBERT PEEL, BARWNIG.
SYR ROBERT PEEL, BARWNIG. Aeth yr angau noetli rhyngom—a'r hybarch SYR ROBERT PEEL, gwyddom; Rhwygiad trist yr ergyd drom Sydd oernych ysaidd arnom. Oer iawn ias i'r ynysoedd-yw toi pen SYR ROBERT PEEL bythoedd; Try'n iael y teyrnasoedd O'i f-ef,-cu lieiiaid oedd. Mesurau'r grymmus ei araith—oedd dda, Trwy holl ddydd ei ymdaith A dilyn y da eilwaith 0 dda i well oedd ei waith. Er i fyddin ryfeddol,—i'w erbyn, Ddarbod plaid gyngreiriol; Wrth addysg areithyddol Denai ef haid yn ei ol. Gollyngwyd esgn,ll Ilon.,gaii,-a bwriwyd Bara yn fyrddeidiau, A rhoddwyd gwledd Rhyddid glau, O'i fawr ddawn, i fyrddiynau. 0 waedd fawr heddyw i fil!—Haw a grym Lloegr wenn sydd ar encil Dyna waedd Prydain eiddil, Darfu'r pwyll drwy farw o PEEL! ROBERT PARRY (neu) Robin Ddu Eryri:
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY,…
Mr. SIDNEY HERBERT moved a series of clauses for effecting fome considerable reforms in the administration of the cathedrals in England. In these clauses; after enforcing the residence, and defining the duties of deans, canons, and other capitular function- aries, there were provisions whereby the large funds attached to the cathedral establishments would be distributed in some degree upon those objecrs for which the endowments were originally designed,—viz., maintaining poor scholars at the universities, training the young clergy, extending the means of theological education, &c. Th3 clauses were discussed for some time, after which a division took place, resulting in their rejection by a majority of 104 to 84.