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CARDIFF COUNTY COURT.
CARDIFF COUNTY COURT. This Court sat for business, on Monday last his Honour JAMES WILSON, ESQ., presiding. The following cases were those in which any interest existed. JOHN MITCHELL v THOMAS HOWE.—This was an action to recover E 10 16s. for shoemakers goods, delivered in 1843. The defendant did not dispute the receipt of the goods but the charges made. It appeared that he had previously been a foreman in the employ of the plaintiff, and had been supplied by him at cost price, with a quantity of ready .made shoes and boots, cloth &c. A lengthened conversation ensued as to the charges made, and the defendant accused Mr. Mitchell of making them at a much higher rate than he did to customers, although pretending to allow him a certaiffdiscount, he being in the trade. The plaintifF admitted that the charges now were much lower than when the goons were sold to the defendant, and said that he had been compelled to con- siderably reduce his prices, "owing to the introduction of Free- a 'd er I trade." (Laughter.) There was an item for cloth, which the defendant also disputed, but this was contended by the plaintiff as being correct. He said that the cloth, 2 yards and 3 quarters, had been sent to a tailor by him, and that when the pieces were returned some of them hard been used by the defendant. He pur- chased solarge a quantity, as he was in the habit of bursting his trowsers" (laughter). The bill having been taxed by the Court it was decided that a reduction of only 4s. should be .made. His Honour then ordered the defendant to pay the sum of £10 12s. by monthly instalments. The defendant pleaded great poverty, and.' upbraided Mr. Mitchell, for his conduct, but he was silenced by another case being called on. Mr. Mitchell was leaving the court when we observed the defendant move towards him. He immediately turned back to his Honour, and complained that from Howe's conduct he was fearful of being insulted by him if he left the court. His Honour; If he does so, I will commit him. If you wish it let an officer conduct you from the hall. Mr. Mitchell, then left the Court, and hearing nothing more of the matter, we doubt not the irritable temper of the defendant was a little damped by the very proper course which would have been taken by his Honour, had he have acted as expected. During the examination it was with difficulty Howe could sufficiently keep his temper as to answer respectfully the questions put to him by the Court. ANDREWS v THOMAS.—This was an action to recover the sum of X4 16s. lOd. for shop goods. Mr. John Bird, appeared for the defendant. It appeared that the debt had been contracted in Sept. 184'8,by the defendant's wife, who;(as stated by Mr. Bird,) was addicted with a very painful and distressing habit. It was not for any requisites of life, but to satisfy drinking propensities. It was proved in evidence that notice had been given to plaintiff, by defendant and his friends, not to trust the wife with any goods. It was not until the bill had been sent in that defendant had the slightest idea the money was owing. The plaintiff denied that any such orders had been given to him, but he believed his wife had been told something of the sort. Many of the charges in the bill were for groceries, &c. In answer to a question from his Honour, the defendant said that he was in the habit of supplying his wife with money every week for the purpose of providing the house, with the articles for which he was now sued, and that there was not the slightest necessity for a half-penny of money to be owing. His Honour considered that sufficient caution had been given by the defendant and his friends to the plaintiff, with regard to allowing his. wife to have goods on credit, and therefore ordered judgment for defendant. JOHN MORGAN, V THOMAS LEivis.-This was an action to recover the value of a cask of beer, jE2. 7s. 6d. carriage included. Mr. Grover appeared for the plaintiff. It was shown that each party kept a public house at Newbridge, and the wife of the defendant getting short of John Barleycorn, had applied to the plaintiff to lend her i cask of beer, to help her to carry on her business, which she said she would return as soon as her supply came home. Not liking the quality of beer sold by the defendant the plaintiff would not agree to the exchange, and it was after- wards decided that the defendant should receive the beer, but instead of returning more in its stead to pay for it, Judgement for plaintiff. WILLIAM JOHN V WILLIAM GPEF-T.This action, was to recover the amount of E4 4s. for goods' sold and delivered. Mr. Grover appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. John Bird, watched the case on behalf of the defendant, The plaintiff is a quarry master, residing at Leckwith, and had supplied the defendant, who lives at Llandaff, with :the products of his quarry. Judgment for plaintiff. JOHN WILLIAMS, v THOMAS THOMAS.—This was an undefended action for £ 1 18s. 61d. for grocery goods, supplied to defendan who isla plastcr,!r residing in ihis town. Mr. Bird, appeared for t1.e plaintiff. Ordered to pay 8s. per mouth. INSOLVENTS. Hugh .Tones, Merthyr Tydvil, tallow chandler, descharged; Atto ney, Mr. Phj-lpott — David Clements, of Neath, saddler, discharged- Josiah Jones, of Swansea, discharged on biil-- John O'Connel, of Cardiff, bublicaD-Daniel Tiichards, of Cardiff, shoemaker, and William Atkins, of Cardiff, butcher, passed their ex mi \ations. Attoraeyfor the Inselvents, Mr. John Bird.
MONEY MARKET. LONDON, WKDNESDAT EVENING- Tho funds are very firm again, but not brisk. Consols have realised 96J to 97 for Transfer, and 964 to 96 for Account. The Now Three-and-a-Quarter per Cents, are 99 j to 991. East India Stock has been quoted 270 to 271. The premium on Exehequer- bill-i is 67s. to 70s. In the Foreign Market tSere is more life. The arrangement of the account has its effect. Mexican has touched 291 and 30. Peruvian Four-and-a-IIalf per Cents, are steady at 83. Chilian Bonds have been "at 103. Spanish Three per Cents, are 374, and Portugese Four per Cents, 34 to 34J. Shares are still improving. North-Western, Great Western, Midland, and most of the other lines are better.
.TAFF VALE IIAILYV AY.~~
TAFF VALE IIAILYV AY. TRAFFIC for Week ending July 27 th, 1850 E2,464 17 7
SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.
SOUTH WALES RAILWAY. TRAFFIC for Week ending July 27th, 1850., exclusive of Mails Passengers. £ 946 9 1 Parcels £ 31 4 3 1, Total £ 977 13 4
! LONDON CORN EXCHANGE.
LONDON CORN EXCHANGE. MONDAY.—The accounts from Ireland relative to the Potato crop are less alarming to-day. There was a larger show of wheat by land carriage samples from Essex and Kent than on any former occasion for some time past. In the commencement factors asked very high prices, but the millers manifested no disposition to buy, and the trade finished very languidly at an advance of Is. to 2s. per qr. on the currency of this day week. The arrivals of wheat from abroad were not particularly large, and imports remained firm the transactions were, however, unimportant, at prices barely Is. per qr. higher than those of this day week. Quotations of town-made fiour underwent no change, fresh country household and superior parcels of foreign were held Is. per sack higher than on Monday last. English barley was very scarce, and though little enquired for, its previous value was well maintained. There was a tolerably good demand for foreign, and heavy grinding sorts brought quite as much money as on this day week. Malt was likewise held fully as high as before. Several cargoes of oats have arrived in the river from foreign ports since the list of supplies was made up; affording. altogether, a good display of samples. Fine corn was, however, held with much firmness, and prices were fully as high as on this day se'nnight. English beans were the turn higher, and for good qualities of Egyptian in granary 21s. per qr. was demanded. Peas did not excite much attention, but fine boilers were quite as dear as before. We heard of no sales of Indian corn, but sellers asked high prices. WHFAT- S. 8 Essex and Kent, white 42 to 50 Ditto, red 43 44 Nrflk., Lncln., & Yrk.,red 41 44 Ditto, White 43 46 Irish, Red — >, — Ditto, White — — BARLEY, English- Malting and distilling 23 25 Chevalier 26 27 Grinding 19 21 MAI,T— Essex, Norfolk,and Suffolk 44 48 Kingston Ware, andtown 48 54 OATS.— Essex and Suffolk. 16 IJ 17 Lincolnshire & Yorkshire (Polands) IS 19 Ditto, feed 16 17 Devon & Wst. Cntry., feed 14 IG Northumberland & Scotch, feed 18 22 Dundalk, Newry, & Belfast, potato 16 18 Limerick, Sligo, and West- s. s. port, potato 16 to 19 Ditto, feed 15" 17 Cork, Waterford, Dublin, Youghal,&Clonmel,blk. 14 15 Ditto, white. 14 16 Galway. 12 14 BEANS- Mazagan 24 26 Tick 25 28 Harrow 28 SO Pigeon, Heligoland 28 30 Windsor 25 27 Long Pod 25 „ 28 PEAS— Non-boilers 23 24 White, Essex & Kent, boils. 25 27 Ditto, tine Suffolk 26 „ 28 Maple 24 26 Hog and grey 25 26 FWDlt (persackof280lbs.)- Best marks 35 40 Norfolk & Suffolk, ex-ship 29 33 KYE 21 „ 23 WENBSDAY.—Our market to-day was seasonably well supplied with most kinds of English wheat, aportion of which was the refuse of Monday, owing to which and the favourable change in the weather for the crops, the demand for all descriptions ruled heavy at almost nominal currencies, and a clearance was not effected. From abroad 15,560 quarters of wheat have reached us this week. Se- lected parcels of both red and white were held firmly at full prices, but all kinds were quite neglected. Malting barley moved off steadily, at last week's quotations. Grinding and distilliug sorts were heavy. We have no change to notice in the value of Malt, the supply of which was moderate. The arrivals of foreign oats being very large. upwards of 32,000 quarters, the oat trade was extremely inactive at barely late rates. Beans, peas, Indian corn, and flour as last advised.
LIVERPOOL. TUESDAY.—With a return of fine wheather. the market this morninug ruled dull for the leading articles. About one-half of the advance on wheat, flour, aud Indian corn made on Friday (viz., 2d. per bushel, Is. per sack, and 2s. per quarter), was considered to be lost, and the sales in retail. Spring corn, on the contrary to good demand. Oats brought full prices. Grinding barley was Id. per bushel, peas Is., and beans 5d. per quarter dearer than last Tues- day.
SEEDS. MONDAY.—There was an increased show of new rapesecd, and a further reduction occurred; good dry parcels being offered at 28s. per last. Some samples of line new carraway appeared, which realised from 30s. to 32s. per cwt. Canary seed was plentiful, and 2s. to 3s. per quarter cheaper. In other articles no change occurred. BRITISH SEEDS. 8. S. Cloverseed, red to Fine White, — Cow grass (nominal) Linseed, sowing per qr. 54 56 Crushing 10 42 Linseed cakes (per 1,000 of 3 lbs. each) 1C0 180 Trefoil per cwt. U 18 Itapeseed, new, per last, £ 32 to £ 33 Ditto cake, per ton 95 110 1 Mustard, white. per bush. 6 8 Brown 9 13 Coriander per ewt. 16 24 Canary, new .per quarter 68 74 Tares, spring., prbush., 38 lid is Od s. d. Carraway per cwt. New Turnip, white per bush. Ditto, Swedish FOREIGN SEEDS, &c. Clover, red per cwt.— Ditto, white. — — Linseed, Baltic per qr. — Odessa Linseed cake per ton Rape cake 11 — Rye grass per qr. Coriander .per ewt. — Hcmpseed, small.per qr. Do. Dutch Tares; small Large
SMITHFIELD. MODA y,-Even the time of year considered, the imports of foreign stock for our market last week were extensive, viz., 5,146 head, and of full average quality, especially the slie%p and calves. Our market to-day was but moderately supplied with beasts, the quality of which was by no means first rate. Athough the weather continues changeable, the beef trade, owing to the large number of country buyers in attendance, ruled steady, at an advance in the quotations of Monday last of 2d. per 8 lbs.-tlie primest Scots sell- ing at 3s. 8d. to 3s. 10d., and at which a good clearance was effected, There was a further falling off in the numbers of sheep. That de- scription of stock commanded a firm enquiry, and prices advanced 2d. per 8 lbs. The primest old Downs sold without difficulty, at from 4s. to 4s. 2d. per 8 lb. Prime Down lambs were scarce, and quite as dear as last week. In all other breeds only a limited busi- ness was transacted, at late rates. Calves, the supply of which was good, moved off steadily, at an improvement in value of2d. per 81bs. We had scarcely any enquiry for pigs, the value of which was almost nominal.
Priceperstone of Slbs. (to…
Priceperstone of Slbs. (to sink the offal). s. a. s. d. Coarse and inferior beasts. 2 6 to 2 8 I Second quality co 2 10 3 2 Prime large oxen 3 4 '3 6 Prime Scots, &c 3 8 3 10: Coarse&inferior sheep 3 0,, 3 2 Second quality do 3 4 „ 3 6 s. d. s. d. Prime coarse-woolled sheep 3 8 to 3 10 Prime Southdown do. 4 0 tg 4 2 Large coarse calves. 2 8,, 3 0 Prime small ditto 3 2 3 10 Large hogs 3 2 3 6 Neat small porkers 3 8" 4 0 Lambs, 3s. od. to Is. ad, Suckling calves, 18s. to 23s.; and quarter-old store pigs, 16s. to 21s. each
HEAD OF CATTLE ON SALE.
HEAD OF CATTLE ON SALE. (From the books of the clerk of the market.) TOTAL SUPPLIES. Beasts. 3,259 Sheep and Lambs 28,1G0 Calves 309 Pigs 242 FOREIGN Sl'Pi'LIKS. Beasts 601 Sheep 2,520 Calves 201 Pigs — A statement and comparison of the supplies and prices of fat stock exhibited and sold in Smithfield Cattle Market, on Monday, July 30, 1849, and this day, Monday, July 29, 1850.
Per 8 lbs. to sink the offals.
Per 8 lbs. to sink the offals. July 30, 1849. July 29, 1850. B. d. B. d. s. d. B. d. Coarse and inferior beasts. 2 8 to 2 10 2 6 to 2 8 Second quality ditto 3 0 3 2 g 10 3 2 Prime large oxen 3 4 3 6 3 4 3 6 Prime Scots, &c. 3 8 3 1G 3 S 3 10 Coarse and inferior sheep 2 10 „ 3 0 2 0 3 2 Second quality do 3 2 3 4 3 4 3 6 Prime coarse-woolled do 3 6 3 8 3 8 3 10 Prime Southdown do. 3 10 4 0 3 0 4 2 Lambs Q .j5 0 3 8 4 8 Large coarse calves. 3 0 3 6 2 C 2 10 Prime small do ••••• 3 9 3 10 3 2 ,,3 10 Large hogs 3 2 3 6 3 2 3 C Neat small porkers 3 8 4 0 3 8" 4 .0
HAY. SATURDAY, JULY 27. SiliTHFlELD.—Both hay and straw moved off slowly at our quotations. CUMBERLAND.—Supply tolerably good, and trade dull. WIIITECH.&FEL.-A full average supply, and a sluggish trade.
ifltEAD. The prices of wheaten bread in the metropolis are from 6d. to 74d. aud household ditto 41d. to 6d. per41bs, loaf.
PHOVISIONS. MONDAY.—We have to notice a continued dulness in the Irish butter market, with but a trifling amount of business transacted, the dealers merely taking a few firkins, according to the demand. Prices are nominally without change. In the foreign market but little variation. Bacon also ruled very dull, and holders being anxious to effect sales, prices declined 3s, to 4s. per cwt, Hambro meat in good supply, and offering at 50s. for the best sizeable American meets a better sale. We have no alteration to note in the trade in the English butt,, market, and the prices keep pretty steady. Dorset, fine 76. to 78s. per cwt. Do., middling 60s. 66s. Fresh 8s. „ 10s. 6d. per doz. lbs.
HOPS. MONDAY.—'Rather more enqniry may be noticed in our market for the better descriptions of hops of last year's growth, but at no improvement upon last week's rates. The duty is estimated at £ 185,000.
WOOL. LEEDS, JULY 26.-There is not any change of moment to report in this branch of trade this week. Prices are firm at last week's rates.
HIDES. LEA,DBNHA.LL.M:arket hides, 561h. ta641b., ltd. to 14(1. par lb. ditto, 641b. to 721b., lid. to lid.: ditto, 721b. to 801b., 2d. to 2d.; ditto, 801b. to881b.,2id. to 2Jd. ditto, 881b. to 961b., 3d. to 31d. ditto, 961b. to 1041b., 3,ld. to 3:id. ditto, 1041b. to 1121b., 4d. to -d; Calf-skins, light, 2s. 9d. to 3s. 6d. each; ditto, full, 5s. 6d. to 6s. Od. Horse hides, 6s. 6d. to 7s, Od. Polled sheep, Os. Od. tos. 0 Od.; Kents and Half-breds, Os. Od. to Os. Od. Downs, Os. to Os. Od. OILS. Linseed, 33s. Od.to 33s. 6d. per cwt.; Rapeseed, English, refined, 37s. Od. to 0s.; brown, 36s. Od.; Gallipoli, per tun, £ 42; Spanish, E41 Sperm, £ 85 to Y,- bagged, £ 83; South Sea, f 34 to E- Seal, pale, A:31 —s. to L- Os.; ditto coloured, E-; Cod, L35 Os. to E-; Cocoa nut, per ton, JE38 to JE40 Palm, £ 32.
COLONIAL. TUESDAY.—SUGAR.—The quantity offered. in public sale has not been large, and the trade has bought steadily at full prices, and occa- sionally at a shade advance, particularly in Mauritius. 480 hhds. West India sold in the private "contract market 6,000 bags of Mauritius were brought forward in public sale, and all found buyers from 33s. 6d. to 39s. 6d, also 800 bags Bengal Banares, 39s. 6d. to 4ls. The refineo. market has been dull and given way 6d.; grocery lumps, 49s. 6d. to 51s. COFFEE.—The public sale of plantation Ceylon went off at rather irregular prices, but they averaged about the same as last week, 260 cask and 150 bags offered and sold. A cargo of Brazil afloat sold by private contract for a near port, the price said to be 40s. Ricr.-The speculative demand has subsided; the public sale to- day did not alter quotations good white sold at lis. 6d.; inferior bought in. SALTPETRE went off heavily; the importer showed firmness, and bought in nearly all that was offered. Rum.-There has been an improved demand to day, but we do not alter general quotations. COTTON .-This article continues active, and the late advances fully supported. 1,000 bags sold COCHINEAL sold at full prices. Mexican Silver. 3s. 7d, Black, 3s. 7d.,3s. 9d. TEA.—There has been a very general demand to-day including orders for exportation. Prices of common and medium qualities show a slight advance, and the article appears to have general con. fidence. Common congou scarce at I lid., usual terms. SUNDRIES.—Ivory sold EIO to £ 32. Sea-horse teeth sold lis. to 12s, 6d. Deer horns bought in 56s. to 60s. T ortoiseshell sold 21s. 6d. to 26s. 6d. Cowries partly sold 20s. to 66s. Ebony bought in £ 7 10s. to JE8 5s.
^ PONTYPRIDD.—JULY 10.
PONTYPRIDD.—JULY 10. s. a. s. d. Wheat per bush. 5 0 to 5 6 Barley 11 —! Oats 11 2 4 2 5 Beef peril. 0 4 0 6 Mutton 0 54 0 7 Porn 0 0 0 0 Veal „ 0 0 6 Lamb.. „ 0 0 0 7 4. a. s, Butter, Fresh .per lb 0 11 to 1 (I Do., Salt 0 9 0 10 Clieese 0 4 0 7 Geese DUCKS per couple *— Fowls. „ — — Eggs per dozen 1 New Potatoes 18 lbs. 0 6 06
CARMARTHEN.—JULY 20. Our corn market is rising to-day. Prices as follows :— s. d. s. a. Wheat, per Imp, I fin. 4 9 (o 5 3 Barley 2 10 3 2 Oats 1 9 2 0 Beef perlb. 0 2J 0 5^ Muttoii 0 4 0 54 Veal 0 2 0 6 Lamb 0 44 0 6 Pork 0 0 0 0 Tallow. 0 31 — Cow Hides 0 1 0 It Butter 0 61 1 0 8. d. 8. If Turkeys eaelt Geese — — Dticks 1 4 2 () Fowls 0 9 I 3 i Cheese .per cwt. 22 0 23 0 Kggs two for 0 1 0 0 Plants for setting, 120 « 0 0 0 NewPotatoes X lb. 0 4 0 0 Herrings .two — Salmon ..perlb. 0 9 0 0 sewin 11 0 0 0 0
THE PBORAGATION OF PARLIAMENT.—We understand that her Majesty has determined to prorogue parliament in person; and that, consequently, the adjournment may be expected to take place before the 20th ugust, which is named for the departure of the court for Scotland. Her Majesty and the Prince and Itoyul Family will proceed by railway. Sir G. Grey will be the secretary of state irA attendance on her Mm b< jesty. Until the estimates shall be passed, it will be impossible j[ to fix the exact day for the prorogation, but it is generally i expected to take place on Friday the 16ihor Saturday the 17th August, but may, by circumstances, be prolonged even to Monday the 19th. We are enabled to state that the Ministerial Fish Dinner is fixed for Saturday, the 10th August, at the Trafalgar, Greeiiwich.- Observe?-.
liirtlj.i On the 30th ult., in Duke street, Cardiff, the wife of Mr. James Ward, at I- a daughter, 311nr1'Îng.rlL JN On the 1st instant, at St. Meilons, near Cardiff, Mr, George Colema^ l: junior, of Llandaff, to Miss Lloyd only daughter of Mr. Thomas LioV0* Headie Hall, St. Meilons. On the 23rd ult., at St. Clears Church, by the Rev. John Kvans, Vicar, Rice Henry IIowcll, Esq., Surgeon, to Charlotte, youngest daughter of tPC late Itev. John Jenkins, Vicar of Mydrim. On the 24th ult., at Northfleet, Kent, by the Rev. Terth, Mr. JaIl? Brimsdon, son of the lnte Mr. John lirimsdon, Inspector in Chatham J)Og yard, to Ellen Henrietta, eldest daughter of Mr. B. E. Henniker,of Hsfe btreet, Chatham, IWTIJI • J On the 15th ult., at Hirwain, Mr. John Recs, cattle dealer, aged 74 yeaTS highly respected by all. It On the 17th ult., at Nantgaru, John Davis, aged 67 years, after being years in the employ of the Glamorgan Canal Company. On the L'Cth tilt., Mrs. Morris, of Bodringale in the Parish of Ystrad-o. • fodog, aged 84 yran, she has been a member of the Baptist denoininati" at Ynisfueh, for upwards of 50 years, iindbyberdemiise the poor of 1 neighbourhood have lost a benefactress, whose charities were unbounded- 11 On the 27til ult., at Cardigan, the ltev. D. llees, Baptist Minister, respected and beloved. ==-- Printed and Published by DAVID EYAXS, at his office, iiigii-fitreet, in the town of Cardiff, on Friday, August the 2nd, 1830. LONDON AGENTS. Messrs. NewtonandCo., 2, Warwick- .Mr. Samuel Deacon, 3, Walbroog, r) square. j-Mr. George Iteyiiell, 41, CliaB* Messrs.Barkerand\Vhite,33,Fleet- ti.ecto street. Mr. W. Thomas, 20 CLit orinc Mr. Munden Hammond, 27, Lom. Strand. 'bard-sreet. By whom t"e PaiKCifAiiTT ii filed.
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MERTHYR—JULY 6. 7 „ J J A S. «. U.1 Mutton perlb. 0 6 to 0 7 Beef 0 5 0 7; Pork 0 5 0 6| Veal „ 0 5 0 7 Lamb 0 5 0 ( Dried Salmon. — — Bacon 0 7 9| Onions — Fresh Butter, 10 I 2 1 Do., Salt 0 8 0 9, is. u. J. \I.. Skimmed Cheese pedb. 0 4 to Caerphilly Single Glo'ster — Ducks per couplc 3 0 — Fowls „ 2 3 2 9 Geese perlb. 0 6 Turkeys 0 6 — Eggs per 12 0 6 — Potatoes, 14 lbs 6 — New do „ — — It
(From Friday's Gazette.')
(From Friday's Gazette.') BANKRUPTS.—Charles Bunyard, Mark-lane, secdsan-Tbomaí1 Binckes, Blackheath, dealer in Berlin wDols-Williani Haynham late of Ladbrooke-road, Notting-hill, builder—George Gerrard Saxmundam, ironmonger—Dirk Horatio Haley, Lodge-road, near Birniinghain-Robert Farley, Sunderland, chemist. (From Tuesday's Gazette.) BANKRUPTS.—Reuben Brooks, Regent-street, picture dealer-- David, Clement, Neath, Glamorganshire, saddler-Gale Paasegood, Sheffield, draper—Thomas Tappenden, Erieiidly-place. Old Kent- road, Surry, tailor-Thomas, Tibbett, Marêh, Cambridgeshire, corn, facter—Jonathan Thomson, Wigton, Cumberland, grocer—Elis Way, West Camel, Somersetshire, miller—William, Woods, Pros- pect-place, Wandsworth-road, Surrey; builder.
him a character, if he left unstained. They were turned out of the Conference without character—without the ministry or even Christian consolation as far as# that body could put them:; and without even a recognition from the Evangelical alliance^ tif which also he was a member (disapprobation). What were thev then to do ? What community he would ask again would receive them—receive men who had been branded as guilty of the most flagrant crimes, and who were said ought to be ashamed to show their face. What then did these" expelled" do and what had they done ? Why, they put. on an honest face, they made their appeal to the public, not ashamed of what they had done, and they have received from the British public and from the Christian Church a verdict in their favour (cheers). Having continued at length as to the oppositions and en- couragement which they had received at the hands of even their "previous opponents, the rev. speaker next drew his audience's attention to the great effect which had been wrought upon Methodism, which he said had been pointed at by the finger of scorn, and had lost its character as a legislative bedv owing to the acts of Conference. Let them look at the expulsions°which had taken place, and they would then see that the system was a rotton one, or that there were men who would administer Wesleyan law in an unjust manner (hear, hear). The one or the other conclusion they must come to either the system had made the men bad, or the men had made the system bad (cheers). If the system had made the men bad, then the system should be broken up but if the men had polluted the system and had made that bad, then let them be dismissed (hear), that the good old ship of Wesleyanism, which their founder John Wesley sailed In, might be a sure and safely guided ship let them have a new crew and a new cook too, and a different line of conduct should be at once adopted. The present system taught men not to govern but to tyrannize taught men to discharge others because they would not please any whim or fancy of their own and thus was it that excellent men had been dismissed from the ministry—men who were valiant, experienced, useful characters and was, he would ask, the body so wealthy at this time that they could do with- out them (No, no). Is the world so near its conversion that these men can remain unemployed without injury to their church. He considered that the church ought not to do without one she can employ, or without one that can be of use (cheers, and hear, hear.) This was the state of things, and they were branded 1S agitators. Was it any wonder they were agitators af;er such treatment? There was one thing to be said, that these agitators were not paid for as the services of Samuel Jackson were, who received his £ 200 or £300 for doing nothing or really what he did do could be very well left alone (hear, hear). Having taken a scriptural view of the term agitator, which he argued might be applied to such men as Noah, Elijah, St. Paul, Luther, John Wesley, and even Jesus Christ himself, said that, although that term was used as an excuse for their dismissal from Con- ference, yet, Dr. Bunting, the man who had been so active in effecting the object, was one of the greatest of them. Who were the agitators at the time of the education question ? The Wesleyans. Who were the agitators at the time of the slave question ? The Wesleyans. When the very Church of Scotland crossed the Tweed, who were the agitators then ? Why, Dr. Bunting and his clique (cheers). In fact, Methodist had been a system of agitation from the beginning. He did not blame them for it, but he thought it should not be brought as a charge against persons who might sit on one side of the house (hear, hear). It had never been carried on without it; it never would. He loved agitation when it was of a right kind. He loved it because it was systematic of nature and of life. Oh, he loved to see and hear the rustling leaves; he loved to see the silvery-bosomed ocean and behold the vessels spreading their canvas in the breeze; but yet there was one other necessary to keep these beautiful sights in perfection. It was the tempest, which, al- though for a time disturbed the serenity of the scene, yet in its lury'clansed the air and gradually left all even more beautiful than before (cheers). His motto and advice was, agitate, agitate, agitate, until the foul air was removed—until the weapon of des- potism was melted by the fire of agitation—until it was seen that people in every direction were upholding and pressing onward to the temple of liberty (cheers). Oh, but some say, suppose we lose by it If such was the case, he (the speaker) told them they need not be afraid for they may depend upon it that they had precious little to lose (hear, hear, and laughter). Such an excuse was indeed a weak one, and one which could not stand without a supporter. The Rev. speaker next alluded to the dismissal of all those who had been expelled. That had been conducted contrary to the laws of King Solomon and also contrary to laws greater than his—the Gospel of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He thought the case a most unjust one, that a man like himself who was now nearly sixty years of age, and who had been connected with the ministry for at least forty years, should be excluded from that ministry without even a change being brought against him, and that too, by a body of men, two-thirds of whom had hardly preached when he first entered (disapprobation). After describing that every means wh c Ih could be termed despicable and unjust had been resorted 1 o C: against the supposed writers of the Fly-sheets, Mr. Everett ailuel ed to the small attendance at the meeting. This he accounted for by the interference of one or two individuals whom he desig- nated as trotters," going about advising persons of the great evil they would be assisting in, did they attend the meeting of that evening. Such an impression he knew was abroad he knew that many were afraid that they were doing wrong, but let them forae foreward and say why (hear, hear). He would answer them (cheers). He recollected attending a large meeting once respecting the reform, at which a gentleman asked him if he really supposed that any one could believe that 500 or 600 per- sons could be wrong respecting one opinion, and three right. He (Mr. E.) said very little to him, but when the resolution was put that man held up his hand against it, and only two supported him. After it had all been concluded he (Mr. E.) turned round to him and said, Now sir, can you believe that three are right, and this mass of human beings wrong (langhter) ? Well'' said the man, "but you want to put down Wesleyanism, you want to upset Methodism." No, was the reply. We want to preserve Methodism and to upset Buntingism" (loud cheers, and renewed laughter). Methodism was like a beautiful and perfect flower, whilst Buntingism represented only the in- ferior artificial flower (hear, hear). Then again many had said that the meetings they held were illegal meetings. Why not then let them have legal ones, and they would give up holding illegal ones. But the people had a right to hold meetings and to memorialize Conference. It had come to this at last-we, the preachers, make these laws, and you the people have to keep them members of the House of Commons make taxes and you have to pay them (hear, hear). Not memorialize—a privilege which was allowed to even a common felon in the gaol. But the Conference tell you you must not memorialize. Let me ask you who made the Conference ? The people. Who uphold the Con- ference? The people. And who can unmake the Conference r Why the people (loud cheers). Yes, the people can unmake the Conference, and in a very short time too, by merely touching a very small thing called a button (laughter). The Conference have a lesson to learn and the people will teach it (hear, hear). They ought to know that the Conference did not make themselves, but that they were made by the people. There is this difference between the two, that the Conference cannot do without the peo- ple, but the people can, and perhaps will do without the Confer- taretice(clieers and laughter). Oh, says John Smith, of Cauboume, it is not a people's question, and they ought to have nothing to do wiih it. Oti," I said, is it well, if it is not a people's question, what have you got to do with it for (laughter). Have they nothing to do with being deprived of the talented services of Dunn and Griffiths [A voice "Yes, and Everett too]. Oh, kick me out if you like. If they have nothing to do with it, they have nothing to do with their institutions or with their chapels —nothing to do with the cause they have espoused. I main- main that it is the people's cause, and as long as I have a voice it shall be heard from Join O'Groai's house tithe L nd< en ',in support of the cause of civil and religious liberty. After a few further remarks, the rev. gentleman sat down amidst great ap- plause. Mr. George Wilkins, a warm supporter of the cause, sub. mitted to the meeting the resolutions which had been passed at the late district meeting in London, and for which he had been suspended. Having testified his great love for the prosperity of Methodism, he proposed a resolution that the meeting had heard the statements of 5lr. Everett relating to the expelled ministers, and sympathised warmly with them. It also pledged its future sympathy and support, and expressed its contempt at the conduct of Conference, and believed it to be unkind and cruel. Rev. Mr. James, independent minister, seconded the resolution. He said that he could be considered no intruder on the present occasion, a3 he had been verbally asked to attend the meeting, and he had also been asked to move or second the resolution, which he had promised to do. Very shortly afterwards, how- ever, he thought to himself that he had acted somewhat precipi- tately, by promising to speak to a resolution of which he knew nothing, He then asked himself a few questions, and at last made up his mind to attend the meeting whether or not (hear, hear). Since the visit of Messrs. Dunn and Griffiths to this town, he h;.d had a good deal of conversation with different friends upon the subject now before the meeting, and althongh they expressed Z, every sympathy with them, yet they did cot like to take an ctiv part in the blttl. They believed the acts of Conference to be altogether wrong, and they recomme.ided that the ex, eih-a gentlemen should join some other religious denomination. Now he ( h? speaker) thought such a plan would be a wrong one, f< r they were, still "Wesleyan ministers, and had a right to be r, instated by -very p,irty who expelled them. Supposing Methodism in its present state was decidedly wrong, it was necessary that its Lults should be radically cured, and that the first thing to do towards effecting it was to reinstate these men, and afterwards to tell the delinquents who had expelled them that they were not fit men to govern, and then call upon tnem to account for what they had done (hear, hear). It was no good to say that they could sympathize with them, and yet not assist them. They remained Wesleyan ministers still, and had, in his opinion, proved to the world that they were better men by slicking to a cause they loved, for the purpose of rooting out from it all that bore the semblance of tyranny and oppression, than by deserting it because they had been expelled (cheers). These men had allowed them- selves to be expelled rather than consent to that which they knew to be morally and religiously bad [hear, hear]. He recollected once reading a book entitled What would a Fire be without a Poker," and the line of argument pursued showed the reviving effects of that instrument, and in cases of a dead fire, prevented the last spark from leaving the embers. Now he thought that case would refer to Wesleyanism for manv years past. During that period a very dissagreeable odour wa" emitted, and many attempts were made to extinguish the fire, and the first attempt was by a little friendly inquiry. It continued to go on, and as it increased, so increased the fire, for the pokers, which were made of an unbending metal, went on stirring and stirring till at last the more they stirred the stronger the fire burnt, and they were at last obliged to throw them out because they became so hot that they could not bear them [hear, hear, and laughter]. They have, however, not left off stirring, for they had kindled a fire in all parts of the land, and now at last had kindled a littie Welsh fire [cheers]. Nothing can extinguish that fire now. Dr. Bunting cannot put it out, for burn it would until despotism should be for ever destroyed [IOlld cheers]. A farmer had a great quantity of frogs in a pond in his grounds, in fact, so many that they became a pest to the neighbourhood. To get rid of them he set his men continually go work and they succeeded in de- stroying a great many, but others came as quickly in their place. At last a stratagem was entered into, which succeeded. They had the water taken from the pond and they all died [laughter There was no doubt they also recollected another story of frogs. There was amongst these, one, a large, fat, consequenial fellow. This gentleman was termed the king of the croakers. Now President Jackson, he thought, soon would become the king of croakers too [cheers and laughter]. He should recommend President Jackson to take a trip to St. Ives, and instead of riding in a first-class carriage, walk at least ten miles every day, and then let him drink water with the Teetotallers of Cornwall, and dine off pilcherds, and see how he would like it [laughter]. He [the speaker] recommended it to reduce the uncomfortable fat- ness under which he at present laboured. Some people made it a practice of going from their houses at this period of the year for change of air-in short, he [the speaker] for one, should not mind taking a trip-but if the president did he was sure that it would do him good. If he chose a site for him he would say go to Home and pay a visit to Pius the Ninth [laughter]; let him ask Pius a "friendly" question. It would, he warranted, be one of the best caricatures to see them meet; suppose the Pope turned up his toe, the President would turn up his nose [renewed laughter] or perhaps they might, find some difficulty in giving each other a palatable salute. If they could find nothing else to do, he would advise them to stand back to back and rub the one against the other Pius the while contemplating what he had accomplished in the East, whilst President Jackson mourn- ed his adventures in the West. The speaker sat down amidst great shouts of laughter and applause. A vote of thanks was proposed, to the Chairman, and to Mr. James for the use of the chapel in the afternoon, and the bene- diction having been pronounced by the Rev. James Everett, the meeting separated. A Petition in favour of Wesleyan Reform received, at the close of the meeting, several signatures.