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GLAMORGANSHIRE. PETITIONS FROM C.LAM.ORGAN.-Orl, Monday the (ah instant a petition from the Chancellor and Clergy of the Diocesa of Llaudaff against the Irish tijulell Temporalities Bill, was presented to the House of Commons by John Nicholl, Esq. iNi. P., who took the opportunity of stating to the House the object of the petition, and the number and rcspect- ability of the names attached to it. The hon. member presented also a petition from the same body, in favour of a more devout observance of the Sabbath; and one against the demoralizing beer bill, and moved that it should be referred to the committee on beer houses. We have reason to suppose that both these petitions will be printed. The hon. gentleman also presented petitions from the rate payers of the central districts of county of Glamorgan against the vemoval of the Assizes from Cardiff to Swansea; and from lJantrisscnt for the abolition of slavery. Mr. Talbot presented five petitions from parishes in the county of Glamorgan, for the abolition of slavery; from Bridgend against the beer bill and from the same place against the removal of the Assizes from Cardiff to Swansea. CHARGE TO THE CLERGY.—IN consequence of th-2 unanimous and earnest wish expressed by the whole body of the Clergy of the Dioeess of Llandaff, we understand that the Chancellor designs to publish the Charge which he delivered to the several Dean- to eries. COMMITMENTS TO CAUDIFF GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORRECTION.—May 6, 1833, Edward Evans, by T. n. ilous, Esq. and llic Rev. E. AV. Richards. Clerk for having refused to find sufficient sureties, to be bound with him in a recognizance to keep the peace towards our Lord the King and all his liege people. Conviction: May 8, Lewis Lewis, by T. W. Booker, Esq. and the ReV T. Stacey, Clerk, charged in a mat- ter of bastardy, in the parish of Eglivy silaii, three months bard labour. lEE¡¡ HOtJ:;f;S.J.4t the Petty Sessions, held at Caerphilly on the 9th instant, before the Rev. Thomas Stncey, Clerk, and Thon as W. Booker, Esq John Howell, of the White Lion public house, in the town of Caerphilly, was convicted in the mitigated penalty of thirty shillings, for keeping a disorderly house, and permitting persons of notoriously bad character to assemble there. CowrminoE FAIR—At this fair, on Saturday last, there was a numerous attendance of buyers the show of stock was small, but the sales were brisk, and at good prices. SWANSEA.— At a petty sessions held on Tuesday last, David Morris, a cartman was fined 20s. for entering the field of Calvert Richard Jones, Eq. of I-leathfield, and carrying away the soil thereof, (after repeated warnings from the agent of Mr. Jones) and disposing of the same to the inhabitants of the town. Margaret Evans was fined 10-v. Gel. for assaulting alary Morse with a stone, whereby she was near losing part of her nose. Some mitigating circum- stances appeared, and as the accused was subject to violent fits, and far advanced in pregnancy, the magis- trates did not inflict the utmost penalty. Wm. Ilees, a mason, was fined 53, for getting drunk and swearing on the Saùbath day. We understand the magistrates are determined in future to punish such offences, and and have instructed the constables accordingly. A coach has commenced running from the Mack- worth Arms, to the Mumbles; and will continue to do so during the season. MERTHYR.—ADVANCE PI WAGES.-It is with feelings of unfeigned pleasure, with a gratification which it rarely indeed falls to our lot to enjoy, that we announce that the improving prospects of the iron trade have begun to shed their advantages over that industrious and meritorious body, the labouring classes of Merthyr. That truly respectable firm, the Pea-y-darran Company, the head of which stands h Mr. Alderman Thompson, this week gave notice to the workmen in their employ, that tfter the next pay J day the wages would be advanced to the point at which they stood pi ior to the last reduction; an ad- vance equal to about 10 per cent. In the race of liberality, in which the Pen-y-darran Company thus take the lead, we are convinced that the geiiel-osity of the other gentlemen in the same branch of business will make then) emulous not to be left behind. We confidently anticipate that the improvement which now happily attaches to the iron trade, and, we fear, to that trade alone, will speedily extend its benign influence over the cottage and the frugal board of t?ie iudustrious labourer. We entertain this hope the more confidently, not only from a knowledge of the sincere desire of the gentlemen at the head of the trade to produce this result, but from a knowledge atso of the severe privations which, during the de- p,ession of the trade, the working classes suffered, and of their exemplary conduct under those priva- tions.. THE IRON TRAi)r.IVe rejoice to learn that the demand continues steady, and that Uie old stocks are gradually melting away. The price of bar-iron at Cardiff has not however yet reached 61., a result which the miners and colliers are praying for as sincerely as the masters. COPPER COIN.-The inhabitants of Merthyr are much incommoded by the scarcity of copper coin, of which we believe there is in Bristol a superabundance. An exchange between the two places for about two or three hundred pounds worth would be desirable. SCOTCH BULLS—We are sorry to hear that a gang of ruffians, many of them with their faces blacked, came from the Monmouthshire side, and committed sever^l^jross outrages on the dwelling houses of some workiueu of the Bute Iron Works, at midnight on Thursday the 2nd inst. in their way they smashed ♦ very window of the Rumney turnpike house, and broke the clock of the gate-keeper, a poor paralysed and inoffensive man. Attacks of this sort have been repeated at various intervals for the last two or three years, by lawless ruffians calling themselves cc Scotch cattle." In the present instance the supposed object was to intimidate some colliers who had not given notice to raise their wages; and threateningl letters were dropped. A most minute and laborious investi- gation of all the circumstances has been made by J. B. Bruce, A. Hill, and Wm. Thomas, Esqrs. and it is ex- pected that the ringleadeis will not long escape detection. William Howel, one of the men whose windows were broken and furniture damaged, has been apprehended on suspicion of being concerned, but has been admitted to bail. Special constables have been sworn in for the parishes of Gelligaer, Glamorganshire, Bedwelty, Monmouthshire, and Llangunnider, Bi cconshiie, as the three counties meet together close to the Rumney works. These villains assemble themselves byTfre sound of a horn, and their approach to a dwelling bouse preceded by an imitation of the bellowing of cattle. We understand it is the intention of government to offer a reward for the apprehension of the ringleaders. In the mean N time several spirited individual^ are on the alert, and if these I. Bulls of Basan make another irruption, we would advise them to carry hides that are shot-proof. One poor fellow, whose house had been entered the preceding night, had s6 vivid a recollection of the visit of these cloven-footed ruffians, that he told the magistrates that he had nearly fainted on heariug the lowing of a calf on h:s road to Merthyr. PETITION AGAINST TAXES.—On Monday evening, in consequence of notice given about balf all hour before by the bellman, a large meeting was collected in the long- room at the back of the Bush Inn, Merthyr. The meeting-was addressed at great length in the Welsh language, principally by members of the late Political Union, and a petition was adopted, convey- ing strong censure on ministers for not repealing the malt tax and the house and window taxes and some rather strong censures was expressed against Mr. Guest for supporting ministers in this instance. It was determined that the petition be entrusted to Mr. Cobbett for presentation. We doubt not that our worthy representative will be able to convince his constituents, and the friends, and late correspondents ,of Lords Grey, Althorp, Russell, &c.of the propriety of his vote on this occasion. GLAMORGANSHIRE AGRICULTURAL REPORT. ^lle co'^ weather,"with frosty nights, of April, rv»j.i»fcecked the progress of vegetation, On the first and J: -s; second of this month the heavy rains thoroughly, | soaked the ground; since this we have had remarkably fine warm weather, altogether most genial for vegeta- tion, which now makes rapid progress, and the whole country presents a rich and luxuriant appearance. The quantity of grass is yet not great, and, being of recent growth, cattle are not altogether out at pasture. Clover is a good plant, and, when preserved in spring, will produce early hay. Barley sowing is only just completed this operation is rather later than usual the cold state of the soil at the commencement of the past month having- produced only a slow vegetation, the seed sown early remained long under ground be- fore it made its appearance, but the bcneficiai influence of the present fine weather is producing a rapid im- provement. The young wheat is also fast changing colour from a brown to a deep gre^n. The heavy and rather unkind state of the land until within these few davs, has been till favcui-iible for getting the mangel I land into good tilth for the seed, and they are not yet ail p'atited The cultivation of this useful root is still gcuhlg. more general; for late spring food, it is in- valuable when the turnips are either rotted by the frost, or running into seed. By analysis,the nutritive matter contained in an acre of mangel is found to be double that of an acre of common turnips, both bearing average crops, and the latter taken before winter when it, full perfection; but from experience we believe that in the spring an acre of mangel is more valuable than three of turnips. The drawbacks to its excellence are, the exhaustion of the soil on which it is produced, and the necessity of early sawing, there- fore as a fallow crop it will never supersede the com- mon turnip, which will bear sowing as late as the middle, or even the latter end of July, thus affording ample time to fallow the laud propeily The corn market is extremely dull, at ruinous low prices. The favourable prospect for grass has pro- duced a better demand for stock at some of our late fairs. Wre here beg to notice a most injurious custom in this county, of dividing some of our fairs for two days, when the small amount of business transacted is not sufficient for oue day; those who reside at a dis- tance are generally at a toss on which Jay to attend, and cannot afford to spend both days. The fairs at Lantrissent and Caerphilly in particular, have been greatly injured, and are almost dwindling away, we believe, from thU foonsh practice which can only be kept up by the mistaken notion of the publicans and shopkeepers, that they are benefited by the measure



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