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MEHTHYR. FiRE, SUPPOSED TO BE THE WORK OF AX IXCEXDJ.UIY.— About one o'clock on last Thursday night, a fire was discovered in a thatched roof belonging to the Frwd Gmoi farm near the Ccfen, the property of Nash Edwards Vaughan, Esq., in the occu- pation of Mr. Thomas Williams. Instant alarm was given and the Cefen inhabitants lost no time in hurrying to the spot. It was fortunately, by a little dexterity, soon extinguished, and it reflects the highest credit on the residents of that small place, that they showed such alacrity in rendering assistance. The whole pre- mises were at one time in imineut danger. As yet there is no eiue to its origin, but the general belief is that it was done will- fully. A curious incident took place in connexion with it. The old woman of the house, on the first alarm, thrust a watch into a hole in the wall, and after the fire had ceased, went to seek for it. For a considerable time her search was completely fruitless. Oh, where is my watchF she cried out, oh, where is it 0 seemingly having forgotten the danger she had run in lamenting the loss of her watch. Fortunately it was discovered, to the great joy of the old lady. TEMPERANCE PXC-NIC IT VA YNOR. Several friends of the Temperance cause enjoyed themselves at a pic-nic, at the above place, last week. The party went off very agreeably, but some wickedly-disposed individual got hold of the cart which had carried their provisions, and threw it into the river. It was con- siderably damaged, and was not got from there without a great deal of trouble and some risk. The fool was known to some of those present, and had he been taken before a magistrate", it is not improbable he would expiate his foolish act by a dance -.oil the treadmill- whieh, doubtless, would after all be the best cure for such fool-hardy conduct. TREMENDOUS THUNDER STORM.— An awful storm of thun- der and lightning passed over Tredegar and its neighbourhood on Monday last. The rain came down in torrents, and the lightening was very vivid, but we did not hear of any damage having been done. THE hay harvest around this place is progressing greatly, and large quantities have been secured in excellent condition. The crop is not very heavy, except upon early-kept lands. The recent rains have improved all kinds of garden produce beyond Anticipation. INQUEST BEFORE JOHN MORGAN, ESQ., DEPUTY CORONER.— At the Horse and Groom, on the body of William Powell, aged 70. The deceased got up and sat on the bed and complained of difficulty of breathing. He fell heavily upon the floor and when taken up was quite dead. Verdict, Died from disease of the heart."
BLAENAU GWENT POLICE.
BLAENAU GWENT POLICE. At the Magistrates' Room, at the Blaina Inn, before the Rev. Daniel Itees, the vicar of Aberystruth, and Tom. Llewelyn Brewer, Esq., three men, of very notorious characters, named J. Stone, W. Seourjield, and S. Bush, were charged with having assaulted P. C. Waddley, on the Western Valley line, near the Blaina Iron Works. On the 3rd inst., the police saw the three prisoners lounging on the railway near the station. They appeared to be looking what they could see in some trucks standing by the Blaina station. On the policeman ordering them away, they com- menced attacking him in a dreadful manner. They were fined E20 and expenses, and in default of payment committed to the house of correction for two months withJiard labour. J ames Stone and William Seourjield were charged with com- mitting an assault on the person of Thomas George, jnn., haulier, of Blaina, on the morning of the 3rd inst. It appeared that they entered the Crown Inn, quite "lushy," about seven o'clock on the morning in question, before any of the family were up with the exception of the complainant, who lodged in the house. They ordered some beer, and George said he had no authority to draw any before the family came down stairs. A quart jug was on a table full of water, in which some potatoes had been boiled the night previous they tasted it, but not liking it, threw some of it in the face of Thomas George, using awful and provoking language, and without any provocation commenced beating and abusing him in a most shocking manner. They were committed to the county boarding school at Usk for three months with hard labour.
ERYNMAWIi. BRYNMAWII RECOGNITION SERVICE. The Rev. W. Jenkins, of Capel Evan, and Llwyuyrhwrdd, having complied with the unanimous invitation of the numerous Independent church, at Rehoboth, in the above place, to become their pastor. The union was publicly recognised on Wednesday and Thursday, the 10th and lIth inst. On the occasion, the Hev. IJ. Hees, Llanelly, described the nature of a New Testament church, after which six persons were nominated as deacons of the church, for whom the Rev. W. Powell, of Cardiff, prayed. The Rev. D. Evans, of Tredegar, addressed the meeting on the propriety of ministers removing under peculiar circumstances. The only reason to justify the present case is a larger field of usefulness, for which Mr. Jenkins is greatly adapted. The Rev. T. Jeffreys, of Ebbw-Vale, proposed questions to the church and their elected pastor, concerning the process they have taken in this mutual choice, to which D. S. Lewis, Esq. and M. Jenkins responded to the satisfaction of all present. The recognition prayer was offered up by the Rev. S. Thomas, of Newport, Pembroke. The Rev. E. Rowlands, of Ebenezer, gave appropriate advices to the minister, deacons, and the church. Sermons were also delivered in connexion with this service, by the Revds. J. Ridge, Bristol; J. Thomas, Rhvinney; T. Jones, St. Melon's J. Thomas, Glyn Neath; E. Williams, Cwmbran; S. Phillips, Llangynicld; H. Daniel, Pontypool: D. Jones, Bethesda; J. Thomas, Aberaman; S. Thomas, Newport; W. Miles, Tryhos and L. Powell, Cardiff. The devotional parts of the services were conducted by the Revds. W. Griffiths, Bethania; T. Evans, Baesaleg; Griffiths, Blaenavon J. Davis, Llanelly; Messrs. D. Davis, Hanover; and D. Jones, Newport. Mr. Jenkins enters this sphere under very auspicious circumstances. May he continue to prove the messenger of God in this populous district. On Thursday, forty persons, including ministers and lay- men, dined at the Heath Cock Inn, and the generous landlady, instead of accepting any payment from the church, said that she considered the honour oi entertaining such a respectable company, a sufficient remuneration for all trouble and expense, We pray she may be the recipient of God's choicest blessings.
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AMERICAN EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF ALI. NATIONS- 1852.-The proposal for transfer to Ameiica of selections from our own forthcoming great exhibition of next year has just been submitted to the commissioners at the City office in Cheapside. The American gentlemen who have engaged in it profess to be actuated by motives equally honourable and almost equally disin- terested with those of the distinguished originators of the Loudon exhibition. The improvement in connexion with manufactures is their first object, and the profits of the exposition are to be given to that Amencan city which will make the most liberal arrange- ment for its reception. Iu other relations the undertaking is in- tended to be thoroughly commercial, and strong inducements are held out to all the European nations by proposing the vast and increasing market of the transatlantic continent for the displas and competition of their productions. The occasion will, it is cal- culated, be earnestly embraced by our own manufacturers for im- pressing their American customers with an increasing sense of the immense variety and excellence of the production of the looms and the lathes, the moulds and the anvils, the chisels and the gravers, and all the other apparatus and implements of the industry of Britain. How LETTERS MAY NOW BE SENT ON SUNDAYS.—A corres- pondent of the Daily News stiys SoiTio portion of the inconvenience felt by the stoppage of Sunday postal labour is likely to be remedied. A great number of the letters posted at everlyloffice in the kingdom pass through the London General Post-office, and the obstacle of the speedy transmission of corres- pondence now posted in the country on Sunday is its not reaching London on Monday morning, so as to be delivered in the metropolis, or sent on by the day mails. To remedy this, the following practice is already in operation in some provincial towns and will be in operation, no doubt, shortly in every town in, the kingdom connected with a railway, viz.: Parties write then letters for London and places beyond on Sunday and stamp them. They then enclose each, together with a penny or loose postage stamp, in a half sheet of paper, directed to some one in their town who has a private letter-box attached to his street-door, into which the letters are deposited. The owner of the box empties it before the last train leaves for London on Sundays, opens the outside cover of the letters addressed to him, secures the pence and postage stamps, and puts all the letters addressed to London or elsewhere in a parcel directed to the London terminus. An agent in London is waiting to receive it, and to post its contents at St. Martin's-le-Grand. Thus, for an additional penny, a person can send his letter to London On Sunday, where it arrives in time to be taken charge of aid sent on to its dèstination by the Post-office authorities on Monday morning. A very handsome income must be realised by those who make a letter parcel up on Sundays. In such a town as Exeter, for instance,. not less than 2,000 or 3,000 letters are posted on Sunday, which pass through the London Post-office. Now a thousand pence is above £ 4, and the expense of sending a thousand letters, each weighing half an ounce, in one parcel from Exeter to London by rail, is about half-a-crown. Thus a very handsome remuneration is netted for an hour or two's work on Sunday nigitt and Monday morning, by two individuals, one in the couitry, and the oilier in London.' t
A BONNET MAKER STARVED TO DEATH.—On Saturday, Mr. Wm. Carter held an inquest at the Duke of Gloucester public- house, Union-row, New Kent-road, on the body of a poor bonnet maker, named Susan Anseli, aged 59 years, who, it was alleged, had died from starvation. The evidence adduced went to prove that the deceased had suffered great deprivation from her incapa- bility of earning a sufficiency to get a proper quantity of food for her support: She had been known to go without victuals for days together, and then would beg of some of the neighbours. She had been advised to apply to Newington workhouse for relief, but informed the witness that she would rather die in a ditch." Afl order was obtained for the assistance of the parish surgeon, \vn came and prescribed for the deceased, whom he described as dying from disease of the heart and lungs, no doubt brought on by the want of proper nourishing food. She died on the morning* of Thursday from exhaustion. The jury returned the following verdict—" Died from disease of the heart and lungs, accelerated by the want of proper food. LIEUT. GALE has regained his balloon, which he has rc- christened the Royal Normandy, in commemoration of his trip across the channel. This daring aeronaut ascended from Cremorne gardens on Monday night, about half-past 10 o'clock, discharging a shower of fireworks from the car. The gardens were greatly thronged. IRON MASTERS' QUARTERLY MEETINGS.—DUDLEY, SATUaD. Y. —The concluding quarterly meeting of iron masters was held, as usual, in this town to-day. Prices were declared firm at about the following rates .-Bar iron, £ 6 per ton rod and sheet, £ o pig from about £ 2 15s. to £ 3 10s.. the last being best grey forge. Looking at the present condition of the iron districts, and the tone expressed at the late meetings, there does not appear a iy proba- bilityof an immediate reduction. It is stated that within the last three weeks or a month not fewer than twenty furnacis havo been blown out in South Staffordshire and East Worcestershire, the weekly make of which could not be less than 2,000 tons. Tnitr immense decrease of the manufacture cannot fail to produce an effect upon prices, although the operatives must for the present, feel the restriction of their labour. The masters are unwilling to propose a reduction of wages, and it is only by a considerable re- duction of stock that they can maintain their present position. It is remarkable that in Birmingham, intimately as the manufac- tures of the town are connected with that of the iron districts, trade is improving. The manner in which the quarterly accounts were settled is one proof amongst many others of this gratifying fact, and recent advices lead to the belief that the next American mails will bring in additional important Orders from that country. A. GIGANTIC BLACK OAK.-Some time ago, while some men were draining a field on the Grenich farm, Suathtummel, at pre- sent occupied by Mr. John Stewart, they came in contact with the branches of an old black oak, which they cleared away to make room for the drain, and thought no more of the ma ter; bu, a few days ago some of the farm servants, knowing the value of the forest king, went at mid-day, while they had respite from their other labours, and began to dig. They cleared away the earth from about 24 feet, and still there was no appearance of an end, bnt, on the contrary, the oak was assuming a gigantic appearance. The operation was resumed by one party after another until its enormous trunk was exposed to' sun and air. It was covered, at an average, with more than five feet of earth. It was more than fifty feet in length, and about three in diameter. The wood i" of the best quality.-Perth Courier. SWEARING IN THE NEW LORD CHANCELLOR. —The Queen held a Privy Council at one o'clock Monday afternoon at Buckingham Palace, at which she was pleased, to deliver live Great Seal to the right hon. Sir Thomas Wilde, whereupon the oaths of Lord High Counsellor of Great Britain was by the Queen's command administered to him, and the Lord Chan- cellor took his place at the board accordingly. A CLASS OF LETTERS TO BE DELIVERED ON SUNDAYS.—The following notice has been issued :—" By command of the Post- master- General. To all postmasters, sub-post.nasters, and lett r receivers;—General Post-office, July, 1850.—With re- ference to instructions No. 21, 16.5U, relative to the discon- tinuance of the collection and delivery of letters on Sunday, it must be clearly understood that the regulations therein laid down do not apply to the letters addressed to cabinet ministers or to the officers of Government mentioned in sec. 18, part 16.. of the book of general instructions to postmasters. These letters must still be forwarded on Sunday by ordinary despatch."
PEMBROKE. THE decease of the Rev. T. Owen has occasioned three Vacancies in this town. The reverend gentleman was Chaplain of the Workhouse, Manager of the Savings' Bank, and Master of the Grammar School. The salary allowed for the latter Was So Small far the attention required, that it has long been closed, and the town has been much in want of a good school. A favourable opportunity now presents itself to remedy this l°ng felt inconvenience, by appointing a competent peison to fte three situations. It is to be hoped that the guaidians and 'Itli ers, in making the appointment, will take the niattei into e-.r consideration. A REGATTA of considerable impol" ance is expected to come this ycar at Milford. A CRICKET CLUB has been this year formed at Milford. The ra,L L,. s are in lull practice.
PONTYPITIDI). FREEHOLD LAND SOCIETY. A public meeting was, held at this place, on Tuesday even- ing last, for the pnrpose of explaining the nature and object of the Freehold Land Society, and establishing a branch society at this place. A deputation from the Cardiff Society attended. The chair was. occupied by John Calvert, Esq. Mr. Peter Price, secretary to the Cardiff Freehold Land Society, at the request of the chairman, explained the object of the meeting and of the society. The Rev. Abraham Jones, of Merthyr, in moving the first resolution, said :—Mr. Chairman,—Before I proceed, I beg to inform this meeting that I have attended in compliance with the kind request of the Committee of the Cardiff Freehold Land Society, who are desirous of forming a branch society in the increasing town of Newbndge, and thus extend the sphere of their influence and facilitate the triumphs of social and political regeneration, I can assure you that I make no pretensions to any superior knowledge of the rules, claims, and merits of this important constitutional movement, but I appear here as a co-worker with other friends, who, like my- self, feel a deep interest in furthering the great cause of social, financial, and parliamentary reform which reformations are inseperably connected with the liberty, peace, and prosperity of the country. The advantages of the Freehold Land Society, are moral, social, and political,—they tend to teach and con- vince the masses of the people their individual importance and responsibility—they tend to kindle in the bosom, the fire of honourable ambition, inducing the producers of wealth, namely, the industrial portions of the community, to take their part in working the vast machinery of their social and political destiny, deeply conscious that every noble, valuable, and abiding reformation must begin at home. It matters not what may be the importance; number, and value of civil and eccle- siastical changes and improvements in the State, if the masses of the people continue to neglect their own interest, and de- grade and insult their intellectual and moral manhood, by im- morality, idleness, and intemperance, which are such prolific sources of crime, disorder, and wretchedness throughout the country. No government can legislate for this curse—it must be removed by speedy, determined, and personal reformation. The political complexion of the present House of Commons is opposed to the voice and claims of the people—it is not a fair representation of the industrial classes of this country and had it not been that the practical Cobden, in conjunction with that accomplished scholar, eloquent orator, eminent patriot, and unrivaled statesman, now the deeply lamented Sir Robert Peel, had it not been that the illustrious dead, in the exercise of a costly sacrifice, had given to the working-classes of the land a cheap lOàf; it is my firm conviction that the grinding load of taxation, with the present low wages,would have produced, ere this, a frightful revolution. May the mantle of him who has been so suddenly snatched away, amid the tears and benedictions of the millions of England, fall upon surviving kindred spirits,who shall ever be prepared to promote those ecclesiastical and political changes which shall tend to the subversion of oppression and in- justice-to the establishment of the reign of liberty, peace, and plenty. The door of the House of Commons is closed against the rights and prayers of the people. The merits of the very reason- able and moderate measure introduced this night week for an ex- tension of the suffrage, in the counties, that of a £ 10 qualification, were never discussed or denied-but was such a step compatible with the maintenance of monarchy, and, of course, the arisLocracy of the land ? This Seems to be the grand anxiety—the dreadful foreboding, that they should at all endanger their exalted stations —embitter their cups or be deprived of their golden fleeces. This moderate extension of the county franchise was rejected by a majority of 59. Then returns the important question—What is to be done? How are we to do it ? and when are we to do it ? The divisions in the House are always won by the counties—the majority of the counties are secured by the aristocracy of the land. An extension of the franchise having been denied us, the forty- shilling freehold is one of our easiest remediest by which means you can secure an independent vote, without any government concession, by which you can plant your foot upon a spot of land and say,—This is my freehold, received not as a boon, but is the fruit of my own industry and frugality—this power I have pos- sessed, liy which I can knock at the door of the House of Com- mons and make my influence felt in the legislation of my country. This is a legacy which may be transmitted down to my children's children. If the middle and working classes are satisfied with the existing government, let them abide quiescent; but if they think that the enormous taxation of the country ought to be diminishul-that the vast expense of the navy and army should be curtailed—that a large extension of the franchise should be granted—that taxes on light, knowledge, and industry should be abolished, then let us avail ourselves of this power of self-eman- cipation. The rev. gentleman continued at considerable length to enforce the claims of the land movement, and concluded amidst loud cheers by the moving of the resolution, for which see advt. Mr. Sloper seconded the resolution. The Chairman, after making a few observations favourable to the resolution; put it to the meeting, which was carried unanimously. The Rev. J. Richards moved the second resolution in a practical and telling Welsh speech. He said that, notwith- standing the state of his health, he made an efiort to attend the meeting, and to show by his presence that he was favour- able to the objects of the society. The society has nothing in view but the welfare of the working-man. Ic aimed to give him a vote. Every one ought toseeh; this power, by which he can influence the deliberations of that assembly where the laws by which we are governed are made. Its social advantages are also good. If a law were passed to give to every man a vote, which he did not expect would take place unless by the instrumentality of this movement, the members of this society will have nothing to lose-tticy will retain their freehold, to which they may look with pride and satisfaction as the re- sult of their industry. Mr. Jones, printer, seconded the resolution. Lewis Williams, Esq., of Castle Field House, moved the next resolution. He felt a great interest in this society, and assured the meeting that he would have nothing to do with it were it not that it was eminently calculated to promote the welfare of the working man. He then referred to the difficulty there was supposed to exist of getting land in the neighbourhood. He did not think it difficult. Most of the land of England, it is true, is in the possession of t.iose who are opposed to the Freehold Land Movement, but there are among them honour- able exceptions—and, in the neighbourhood of Pontypridd, he was certain that suitable land might be procured. Sir Benjamin Hall, who takes an interest in this movement, and is president of two or three societies, has land in the neighbour- I r hood, and will, he (Mr. \V.) had no doubt, be most happy to sell them land whenever it became desirable. The society is not confined to any party it is—like Noah's ark—open to all, Whigs, Tories, and Radicals. J. W; James, Esq., of Merthyr, seconded the resolution. He looked with great interest on this society. -Whenever any im- portant and useful measure is brought before Parliament, it is always opposed by the county members. Now this society goes directly to counteract, the influence of these members, and will be the means of supplying their seats with more useful and liberal men. The working man ought to feel great. interest in the so- ciety and do all in his power to further its success, for if there be any chance in his cheap loaf being taken from him, it will be through the instrumentality of the county members. It is there- fore to his interest to use his best endeavours to promote the objects of this society. It gives the power, not only of preventing the re-imposition of the Corn-laws, but of lessening the enormous taxation under which we are suffering. Henry Jones, Esq., of Heathfield, felt great pleasure in bearing his testimony to the utility of the Freehold Land Movement, and in contributing to the furtherance of its objects. lie spoke in Welsh. He showed the great advantages to be derived from in- vesting money in the manner proposed by this society. He had himself about upwards of £ 10,000 in houses. He purchased an esta e in the neighbourhood of Merthyr, eighteen years ago, for £ 2,100,- for which lie would not now take £ 20,001). This is the best argument he could offer in favour of such investment of m >ney. He had recently purchased land in the neighbourhood of his own residence, which he thought at the time was dear, but now he found it had trebled in value. He strongly urged on the working and other industrial classes to join the society, and con- c'tiled an eloquent speech, by an appeal to the national pre- judices of the Welsh people. C. E. Bernard, Esq., of Cardiff, moved a vote of thanks to the* chairman. He was sure Mr. Calvert would not have occu- pied that post if he was not fully convinced of the advantages of the society. He showed that this society was a safer and more profitable investment of money than savings' banks, and other btenefit societies. In Birmingham and other places they had pur- chased freeholds for JE24 and less, which property is now worth 1:50 and this was to be effected by means within the reach of every working man. By the trifling savings of Is. 6d. a week, he Would, in the course of a few years, become the possessor of a freehold. He did not look at this movement so much in a polirical as a social pointof view. Its chief object is the elevation of the working man, and giving him a position in society. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Williams. The Chairman, in returning thanks, urged the claims of the society on the meeting. He took the opportunity of referring to the services which the late Sir Robert Peel had rendered this country. He paid a high tribute to his memory, and hoped the penny subscription for the erection of a monument to his memory would be taken up at Pontypridd. Mr. Win. Jones proposed, and Mr. Win. John seconded, a vote of thanks to the deputation, which was briefly acknowledged by the Rev. A. Jones. Several names were then enrolled as members of the society. It is expected that large numbers of persons will join the so- ciety in this neighbourhood.
TENBY. THE Pembrokeshire Herald says the arrival lists of the various hotels and public institutions in this highly favoured watering place are beginning to present such an array of names as to give promise of gaiety the like of which has not been known for many a long year. Everything seems to conspire in the working together for the good of the inhabitants. The South Wales Hail way being open so far as Swausea, affords an easy mode of transit. No less than four coaches, besides other conveyances, come in and go out of Tenby in the day -in fact, the scene in High-street recalls to mind the good old mail- coach times, which, although superseded by timepieces of a superior order, afford some pleasure in looking back upon. A varied string of amusements has already been given to the public, the last of which were Womb well's Menagerie, and the Female American Serenader. which drew full audiences and evidently, from the fact of their repeating their entertainments each time with increased success, gave much satisfaction. An excellant brass band is engaged, and commenced playing (during the day) on Monday. Various improvements have been made under the Sanatory Act, the approaches to the Sands, hitherto objectionable, being now cleared of all that gave rise to complaint., a new drive has been formed, which connects the upper and lower Pembroke roads and the proprietors of two fine steam packets are making the necessary arrangements for a series of pleasure trips from the harbour to the places of interest in the neighbourhood, particulars of which we believe, will be announced in a day or two. The races, under the stewardship of W. II. Powel, Esq., of Maesgwyn, and John Leach, Esq., of Pembroke, we understand will take place about the middle of September and judging from the liberal support afforded and the general satisfaction given on former occasions, we have no doubt that the same happy results will attend them this year.
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THE LA fE SIlt ROBERT PEEL. GREAT MEETING IN THE CITY.— A meeting of the merchants, bankers, and citizens g nerally of London, was held on Monday in the Egpptian Hall, Mansion-house, for the purpose of taking steps to mark, in such manner as should be deemed most appro- priate, the sense entertained of the services of tne late Sir Robert Peel in his public character. A large number of persons had collected, amongst whom were—The Lord Mayor, Mr. Joseph Hume, M.P., Sir Peter Laurie, Alderman Salomons, Mr. Master- man, M.P., Sir E. N. Buxton, M.P., Sir J. 11. Pelly, Sir M. Montefiore, Mr. H. J. Prescott, (Governor of the Bank of Eng- land), Mr. Thomas Hankey (Deputy-governor of the Bank of England), Captain Shepherd (Chairman of the East India Com- pany), Mr. A. Smith, M.P., Mr. M. T. Smith, M.P., Sir J. W. Hogg, M.P., Mr. H. Drunimond, M.P., Baron Lionel de Roths- child, M.P., Mr. 1-laikes Currie, M.P., Mr. R. D. Mangles, M.P., Hon.H.Fitzroy, M.P., Mr. Scully, M.P., Major Blackall, M.P., &c., &c. The following resolutions was put and carried :—"That, this meeting desires to give expression to the profound and universal regret which pervades all ranks and conditions of the- people at the irreparable loss which this country has sustained iíl the decease of the Right Hon. Sir Robert Peel, and feels that iu seeking to perpetuate the record of his public services and hi private virtues, it commands the sympathy and enjoys the cordial- co-operation of all," Previous to this being carried the following amendment was proposed by a gentleman, who described himself upon being asked for his name, as a cockney born and bred." This great meeting does at the same time, with the deepest feelings of anguish and regret, look back upon the policy of the departed statesman in so far as he supported Lord John Russell by voting for the admission of slave-grown sugar into this country which admission has terribly increased the trade of men-stealerm in Africa, and also has rendered the horrors of the middle passage more appalling ever since the fall of 1840, when the change in British law became known iu Cuba and the Brazils," The in- tended amendment elicited much laughter, and the Lord Mayor decided that it could not be put. It afterwards transpired that the name of the author of it was Mr. Joshua Beardman, of Nottingham. The resolution was then put and carried unani- mously. On Wednesday morning the deputation appointed at a large and most respectable meeting of the inhabitants of Tamwom. on the 5th inst., proceeded to Drayton-manjr, for the purpose of presenting to Sir Robert Peel aD address of condolence; The deputation, consisting of Mr. John Butkr, mayor of Tarn worth the Rev. E. iiartson, vicar Sir C. M. Clarke, Mr. S. Hanson, ex-mayor; Mr. F. Willington, Mr. J. Hall, Mr. '1 < Bramall, and Mr. W. Pursons, magistrates and Mr. R. Neviii. arrived at Drayton aboat ten o'clock, and were received by Sir R. Peel, Mr. F. Peel, M.P., Lord Viiliers, and Mr. Lawrence Peel. The Mayor having stated the object of their visit, called upon the vicar to read the address. Sir Robert Peel replied as follows :—" Gentlemen—Bowed down under the heavy affliction with which it has pleased Almighty God to visit so suddenly my family and myself, we gratefully acknowledge all expressions of sympathy, especially when so feelingly coupled, as in the present, instance, witu assurances of respect and admiration for the memory of that great and good man, our father; and while 'such expressions, almost universal throughout the country, cannot alleviate the mental sufferings of our dear mother and ourselves, they tend at least to animate us with a consciousness that his services have met with that appreciation from his fellow-countrymen, which it was his pride to aspire to. In truth, gentlemen, in the father we lament you have list not only a zealous representative in the House of Commons, .but a friend r.nd neighbour; for, while it was his delight, when relaxation from Parliamentary duties afforded him the opportunity, to cultivate the society and friendship of those whose acquaintance and esteem-almost, indeed, from child- hood—it had been his good fortune to enjoy, he had always at heart what lie apprehended would most contribute to the prosperity of T<tniworth and the neighbourhood, and to the interests which in Parliament had so long been confided to his charge. In my own name', gentlemen, and that of my family, I beg to thank yon most sincerely for the very kind expressions made use of in this address of condolence which you now present me on behalf of a meeting of the inhabitants of Tam worth and the neighbourhood and I pray you to convey my earnest acknow- ledgments to those whom you have represented, assuring you. that, with the same desire to continue those friendly relations which so long existed between yourselves, gentlemen, and my Lite father, it will ever be my constant end avour to render my- self in public estimation not unworthy of his great name."
(From Friday's Gazette.)
is the policy of the men to secure it away. It was put in the tar- paulin hag to preserve it from the water which came into the berth. The Mayor regretted, in addressing Mr. Bird, that they, as ma- gistrates, had to do with the letter and not with the spirit of the law. They were compelled to inflict the penalty of 9100, but would assist in the drawing up of any petition which might be use- ful in mitigation—a power they should have been happy to have exercised themselves, but which they were prevented doing by the strict framing of the Act.—The penalty was then inflicted. Daniel Bedoes was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and breaking open the door of the house of Win. Hill, in Keyton-court. Mr. Stockdale informed the Magistrates that the prisoner had a girl which he followed about the town. This girl made a practice of enticing men into dark corners, and whilst there it was the pri- soner's duty-to come up and rob them. He was a most inveterate fellow, and had been frequently before the magistrates. Mr. 15 vans Is this the fifth or the fifteenth time I have seen him here ? —Mr. Stockdale Mach nearer the fifteenth. The complainant, Hill, said that late at night, prisoner forced his way into his house, but he ordered him to go. He challenged complainant to fight, and they ran away and brought two more fellows, who assisted him in throwing stones at him (Hill). Com- plainant was not afraid of his fists, but considered he might receive injury from his practice of throwing stolies. lIe was ordered to find bail, himself in L20,, and two sureties in £10 each, to keep the peace for two months. This fellow is already under bail, which we hope will be estreated. D I» F it A UI) I N" a THE It.u l. WAT.— George Day and Peter Fry, who were liberated on their own hail, last Monday, for entering a railway carriage without a ticket, being at the time in a state of intoxication, were called this morning several times, but not answering to their names; it was evident they had taken "'leg "bail." JUVANILE DELINQUENCY.—James Fitzgerald, a lad of twelve years of age, whose head hardly reached the bar, was charged with robbing packages that arrived by the steam vessel, and which are left at the Steam Packet station. The mode of robbing is by cut- ting holes in hampers, packages, &c., and extracting therefrom potatoes, onions, or whatever they might contain. A bag of potatoes was produced which Fitzgerald was caUght in the act of plundering. No person appeared from the company. GROSS ASSAULT UPON A POLICE CONSTABLE.—Four men, named Samuel Edwards, Stephen Briggs, JVm. Gibby, and Emanuel Berdavin, were charged with committing an assault upon Robert Sheppard. It appeared that on Sunday morning about two o'clock, Sheppard was on duty in Lewis-street, and that the four prisoners came up to him and wished him to take a girl into custody, on a charge of robbery, This he refused, upon which they furiously attacked him, breaking his clothes and inflicting very severe blows upon his person. Assistance being near, the four fellows were taken into custody. The Mayor considering the attack a most cowardly one, fined Briggs 40s. and costs, or one month; Edwards 20s. and costs, or one month Berdaven 10s. and costs, or two weeks; Gibby the same. J aIm Isaacs for being drunk in Lewis-street; was filled 5s. and costs. POLICE.—THURSDAY, JULY, IStU.—[Before his worship the Mayor, and W. Coffin Esq. John Harrington, was summoned for assaulting John Shoogan, two Irish- men, on Sunday evening, between eight and nine o'clock. lie heard a row whilst in bed and was induced to get up. When he went out he saw a great row in Stanley street, and Mary Ann street, and the defendant's son came up nnd struck him, anit both pitched into him. Complainant had never quarrelled with defendant, but said that the ill feeling- existed because he came from a different county. Fined 10s. and costs, or fourteen days im- prisonment. BATHING. -Leiii tie! Anderson, was brought uy for bathing in the feeder on Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock. Mr. Stockdale said that the part chosen was a public thoroughfare, and as many as 40 to 50 congregated there for bathing, The act of Parliament having been referred to, which stated that a penalty not exceeding 1;5 could be inflicted; the Mayor as a warning to others, fined him in the sum of J s. and costsor fourteen days imprisonment. "I ATRIMONIAI. BUBBLES.—A very respectable married lady, in this t.iwn, was summoned this morning, for an assault, by a person whom she had on many occasions employed as a sempstress. Being often times at the house of the defendant the "injured" lady felt herself highly flattered by many little things which were said by the husband of the defendant to her, wont during her stay there and he being a man whose jokes are sometimes to set the table in a roar" often said that, which the complainant in her more serious moments consiclered he should not. Being a married lady the complainant (who unfortunately for her own story, does not possess so many personal qualifications as one might be induced to suppose she is the mistress of) complained to her husband that she had tlbigg-ed certain thing's having been said to her by her vile she considered harris-sing, and which she thought, forthe sake of her loving spouse, should be nipped m the bud. But, however, the husband was not all who heard the love tale of the inj if. ed lady, for from some cause or the other she was induced to say certain tilings to many of her neighbours and acquaintances, respecting little adventures which she said (and bless her vanity) did transpire. The news flew liKe" chaff before the wind" and some good natured soul thinking she was bestowing a favour upon the landlady, at once informed her that Mrs. so and so, had been saying such and suoix of her dear husband." We need not describe the feelings of woman under such ciycuiiistaiices; her pride was touched, her dignity injured, and her confidence in him whom she had sworn to "love, honour, and obey," for the moment shaken, and as a matter of course, an inquiry into the affair was at once instituted. The injured husband denied all, and the wife, anxious, no doubt, to convince herself that .she was not deceived by what had been told her, sent for the "admired of men" and aSKed her respecting the accusations made against herself. To her surprise, her questions were answered in the negative but anxious to believe the tales of those who had taken so great a trouble in informing her of the annoying conduct of her husband, she considered that bad was being made worse, and that a falsehood had been uttered by the complain- ant, for the sake of screening her from the indignation of one who had, up to that time, employed; her, and, as far as laid in her power, befriended her. This, however, had a contrary effect, for a scuffle ensued, whicn ended by the eDmplaiuant receiving an accidental blow. The magistrates listened to the case and also the charge against the complainant, which, on tnis occa- sion, she admitted as taking place, and after a little consideration, it not being disputed that the blow had been strifftk, the defendent was fined 7s. and costs, whicn was immediately paid. The complainant then salted the Conrt to allow her her expenses for loss of tiiiie This unheard-of request was taken no notice of by the Bench. James M'Clean, a seamen on board the Angelina complained against the master of that vessel for having refused to sign his dis- charge at the time he was paid off fromthe ship. Long statements were entered into by both complainant and defendant, but the case was, by the advice of the magistrates, decided by the captain doing that for the neglect of which he had beeu summoned. Ann Phillips, alias The Little Queen, was brought up, charged •with being disorderly and using bad language, in St, Mary-street, oa Friday afternoon because she was refused admittance to the Town-hall during the business of assize She was admonished, and discharged.