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GLAMORGANSHIRE. CARDIFF.—We have great pleasure in stating that the Marquess of Bute reached Cardiff Castle ou Sunday evening last. CARDIFF BENEFIT AND ANNUITANT SOCIETY. The 12th annual meeting of this society was holdeu at the Cardiff school room, on Monday last. The members of the society assembled at 11 o'clock, and, accompanied by their president,-the Most Noble the -glarquess of Bute, Thomas Charles, Esq., the Rev, H. E. Graham, and other officers of the Institution, and an excellent band of music, went in procession to Cardiff church, where divine service was performed, and a most appropriate sermon preached, by the Rev. H. E. Graham. On returning to the school room, the thair was taken by the noble president, aud the fol- towing report was read by the steward:— BREPORT. The Trustees have pleasure in stating that no member is at present on the sick list. The number of members on the books of the society is 106, and the funds amount to 84IJ. 17s. luld. The rules -of the society, having been remodelled and settled by Mr. Pratt, the barrister, were enrolled at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the county of Glamorgan, on the 3rdof July last. The sum of 15J. 6s. has, during the past year, been paid to 15 members, and since the establishment of the society, in the year 1851,81 members have received relief, and the aulD of 2021. 15s. has been distributed amongst them. STATE OF THE FUNDS. £ • S. d. 1 luvtstment in the Bank of England, to the account of the cominissioners for the reduc- tion of the national debt 700 0 0 Interest thereon to the 20th November 1832. 11 0 6 Deposits in Cardiff savings bank, and iuterett thereon, to 20th November I FM 136 19 41 847 19 IS Deduct palance due to the treasurer 6 2 0 Total fund of societv A41 17 InJ. The officers of the society for the ensuing year were then appointed, and the tbanka of the members having been unanimously voted to Thomas Charles, Esq. the treasurer, the fUvT#. E. Graham, and the noble chairman, the members separated, and at two o'clock proceeded to the Angel Inn, where an excel- lent dinner was provided by Mr. Davies, the landlord, and the members did not separate till a late period of the evening. EXTRAORDINARY INF.&NT.-There is at present at Cowbridge, a male infant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Davis at that town, of the following extraordinary dimensiono;Circuinferencecif the waisr twenty eight iftcheg, neck fourteen, thigh twenty, calf of the leg twelve, ancle seven and a half, arm above the elbow nine and a half, below the elbow nine, wrist five and & half, across the shoulders twelve, height 34 inches, weight 611bs. He is a Very lively child perfectly healthy, and remarkably forward for his age, eight months. GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. Our Trinity Quarter Sessions commenced at Neath on Tuesday last, before John Nicholl, Esq. M.P. and the following Magistrates :— -The-illost-Noble the Marnuess of Bute, Custoa Rotulorum' The Hon. W. B. Grey. T. W. Booker, Esq. J. D. Berrington, Esq. Thomas Edmondes, Esq. .Rev. J. M. Traheme. Walter Coffin, Esq. J. B. Bruce, Esq. H. J. Grant, Esq. Rev. Edward Thomas, Charles Waide, Esq, Rev, James Evalls, R. F. Jenner, Esq. Rev. IE. Windsor Richards. T. Edward Thomas, Esq. Rev. Robert Knight. Thomas Leyshon, Esq. Frederick Vredrickit, Esq. John Nathaniel Miers, Esq. J. M. Richards, Esq. David Tennant, Esq. Thomas D. Place, Esq. Calvert R. Jones, Esq. Rev. W. Biucc Knight. Rev. George Thomas. Richard Morgan, Esq. After the opening of the Court, and the hearing of pre- liminary motions, the Magistrates proceeded to the settle- ment of the county accounts. Among other resolutions, it was nnanimously determined, on the proposition of the | Chairman, that the Court should be opened henceforward at nine o clock in the morning, for the better dispatch of business, and that elven should he the fixed hour for iaves tigatmg the county expenditure. It was also determined that in future as in all English counties, and in most other Welsh counties, the appellant parish in appeals against orders of removal should be obliged to produce the pauper wlthont notice, Also that the Chairman, asslstpd by the Clerk of the Peace and Treasurer, should prepare against the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions a system of rules for the future practice of the Sessions. A new table of fees to be demanded by Magistrates' Clerks was also considered and 'e's approved of, previous to it confirmation by the Judge. The Hon. W. B. Grey and Walter Coffin, Esq. were deputed by the Court to waitou the Judge at the ensuing Assizes, and confer with him on the allowances to professional men, witnesses, &c.; and also to request his Lordship's inter- ference with the Clerk of Arraigns to desire that officer to furnish the Treasurer with the items of his claim for fees, as there was reason to suspect that in the present system of paying them in the lump, the larger countics were paving for the Jack of fees in the smaller. Among other fees proposed to be henceforward demanded by the learned Cleik was one for an Ignoramus, which excited much laughter in the Court. The salary of Mr. Whittington, County Bridge Surveyor, was increased from 201. to 301. per annum, in consequcnce of the great increase of his labours, and the general approbation of his conduct. The Rev. J. M. Traherne read a letter from C. R. M. Talbot, Esq. M.P. stating that he had not yet been able to get salistactory information on the subject of County Gaolers sa.aries, but as soon a9 he had completed his enquiries oe would make a motion on the subject. Walter Coma, Esq. thought that it was only justice to the servants of the county that fair notice should be given of such motions, and a proposition moved by him, was carried, that a notice, either to increase or to diminish the salaries of the servants of the countv, should be entered at one Quarter Sessions and be discussed at the succeeding. A letter was read from J.J. Guest, Esq. M.P. apologizing for not oeing present, in consequence of attendance in the House of Commons. On the motion of F. Fredricks, Esq. the propositions made by Mr. Guest at the Easter Quarter Sessions were put seriatim. The first four resolutions, proposing an Audit Committee, and that the business should he transacted in the body of the Court, were negatived The sixth resolution, viz. that the Clerk of the Peace draw up minutes of the business to be transacted at the Quarter Sessions, and send a copy of such minutes to each acting Magistlate ten days birfore the Sessions," was carried, with the amendment proposed by J. n. Bruce, Esq. that the copies should be tniy sent to the Chairman, and to the Clerk of each Hundred." A very abie report from iNIr. Gardiner, the principal engineer at Dowlais, upon the state of the wheel and the other machinery of the County Gaol, was read to the Court, who expressed themselves greatly indebted to Mr. Guest for the handsome manner in which the invaluable services of Ifr. Gardiner had been given gratuitously to to the county. Roscrouther, Pembrokeshire, Appellants, and Merthyr Tydvil, Responderits.-This was an appeal against an order of removal. Mr. Meyrick, for the respondents, moved the Court to adjourn the hearing of this appeal, on the ground that a principal witness was in Moravia. Mr, James opposed the motion. The Court refused the application, there being no direct evidence to prove that the witness would be in attendance at the ensuing Quarter Sessions.—Order quashed. Letterion, Pembrokeshire, Appellants, and Merthyr Tydvil, Re.,Pondepits.rhis was an appeal against an order for the removal of Anne Eynon order and suspension dated 26th August; subsequent order made 25th March, 1833, for payment of GOi. 3s. Mr. James for the appellants. The pauper in this case was unable to attend and give evidence. Mr. James admitted her settlement to be in the appellants'parish, but contended that the order was void, inasmuch as there was no notice of the suspension served °n the appellants and there being no service of the order within a reasonable time, the original order was void, and the appellants not liable for the expenses incurred during the suspension. Mr. Meyrick contended in opposition, that as the appeal was lodged against the order of removal, and not against the expenses incurred during the suspension, and the settlement being admitted in the appellants' parish, the order should be confirmed. The Court, having been some time in deliberation, suggested, that the appellants should pay 201. part of the expenses, and the rest of the expenses borne by the respondents, and each party pay their own costs. This was acceded to on eech side. St Peter's, in the Jlorough of the County of Carmarthen, Appellants, and Merthyr Tydvil, Respmideitts.-Touching the removhl of Henry Howell and family. The order of removal and suspension dated 27th Nov. 1832; subsequent order dated 26th of April, 1833, for payment of 71. 19., 6d. Mr. Meyrick, for the respondents, proved the service of an original order of removal and suspension on the 28th November last, and contended that, there being no appeal lodged the then next Quarter Sessions (viz. Epiphany, 1833), no appeal could be lodged at the present Sessions. It was contended by Mr. Richards, for the appellants, that as they were not grieved till the order was executed, and as the order had not beon executed till April last, they were in time to al)pcal.-Order confirmed. Cadoxton, Juxta Neath, Appellants, and Merthyr Tydvil, Respondents —Touching the removal of Jane Jones. This was a case which chiefly turned on the credit of the witnesses. The pauper (Jane Jones) and her stepmother positively swore to a yearly hiring and service with Alre. SanvUrook, in the hamlet of DyfTryn Clydach. Mrs. Sam- brook as positively swore it was only a six months' hiring. Mr. Richards, for the appellants, contended that as Dyffryn Clydach was a distinct hamlet, paying its own poor, the order should have been directed to the overseers of that hamlet; but Mr. Meyrick, for the respondents, proved that the pauper had been delivered in the first instance to the churchwarden of Cadoxton, who was ex officio overseer of the whole parish and that the churchwarden had desired the pauper to be taken to the Dyffryn Clydach overseer.— Order confirmed, with costs. Mr. Richards applied for a case, but the Court refused to grant it.- Lantait Vardre, Appellants, and Lanwonno, Respondents. —This was an appeal against the order of removal of the Thomas Morgan, weaver, and family, from Lanwonno to Lantwit Vardre. Tne appellants having sent a notice to withdraw their appeal, the order was confirmed. Rex, on prosecution of James Thomas, against Mary Hughes, for stealing a purse containing five pounds and six shillings- Verdict, Guilty. Three months'imprisonment in the House of Correction. Rex, on prosecution of the Rev. William Bruce Knight, Clerk, against Margaret Griffiths, for stealing milk. The prosecutor s farm baiJiif proved that in the night of the 25th May last, he caught the prisoner in a field milking one of the prosecutor's cows, and that on apprehension the prisoner confessed her guilt. The prosccutor proved also a confession by the prisoner on the following day. He also stated that she was in his employ, and he always considered her to have been trustworthy.— Guilty. Mr Nicholl, in passing sentence, observed, that a mild sentence would be passed in consequence of the prosecutor's humane and earnest interposition; and she was therefore sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment and hard labour in the House of Correction. [We are informed that the practice of clandestinely milking the cows belonging to the Rev. Gentleman "had been continued for between one and two vears, before he resorted to legal measures.] Ilex, on Prosecution of John Daniel, against Elisabeth Morris, for stealing a piece of cotton twist. In this case, It appeared by the evidence of Mr. Cox, the Governor of the House of Correction, that the prisoner appeared while imprisoned not to be of sound mind.— Verdict, that the prisoner was not of sound mind at the time the felony was committed. Rex, on the prosecution of Thomas Darker, against Jane Evans, for stealing sugar.—The prisoner pleaded Guilty. Two calendar months' hard labour in the County Gaol. Rex, on the prosecution af Elizabeth Thomas, against Henry Jenkins, for stealing acoat.—Pleaded Guilty. Three months' imprisonment in the County Gaol, and to be kept to hard labour. The King, on the prosecution of Rosser Thomas and others, against Edward Morgan and William Williams, for conspiracy and riot. The case on'the part, of th-o prosetution was stated by Mr. Richards. Mr. Lewis Thomas proved that the prosecutors, Rosser Thomas, Thomas Wedlake, and witness, were occupiers of of the Cam Gething Colliery, in the parish of Gellygare. In the month of April last, several collieries in Monmouth- shire were stopped some days in consequence of the colliers refusing to work; and in the year 1832 the collieries of the prosecutors were stopped for three weeks by colliers from other works. Mr. Thomas Thomas proved that he was einployed as a clerk at his father's colliery, at Tyr y berth, in Gellygare. On the 9th of April last he saw 200 or 300 persons, amongst whom were the defendants, coming from the direction of the Place Colliery towards Cam Gething Colliery. The defendants were colliers, and there were several colliers in the crowd and witness believed they were from the neighbouring'collieries. Defendant Williams told some hoys who were in the crowd, to go into the Cam Gething Colliery to call out the prosecutor's colliers, and the hoys went towards the level, when witness at that time dissuaded them from going in. Williams said to witness that he begged the favour of being allowed to send for the colliers out of the level, but witness said he could not do so as his father, Rosser Thomas, was from home. Some persons in the crowd called out it would be better for witness to Jet them go in by fair means. Shortly after, a tram came out of the level, some boys went into the works, and witness was afraid to prevent their doing so, on account of the number of people and the language they used. Some of the crowd placed themselves across the road to prevent the empty trams from being taken in. Witness placed himself alongside of one of the trams and drove the horse towards the persons who stood across the road and asked them to move out of the way but not doing so, witness beat the horse who got into the midst of the people, on which some of them struck the horse with sticks, bit on witness whipping him forward, he passed through with the trair. One of the crowd took up a stone with which he said be would knock out witness's brains. Witness left the tram in chargc of a boy, who took it towards the level. Witness then stood with bis face towards the peo- ple, and on turning round he saw the horse had been taken ¡ I from the tram. and that the prisoners were sitting thereon. the pri,3oner. were si Witness directed the boy who had charge of the horse, to fasten him to the tram, but Williams prevented his doing 50, "Itness then tried to fasten the horse to the traul. but Williams prevented his doinz so, by keeping his foot on the plate to which the traces were fastened. The peop.e were talking together in different parties.. r.iia wituess was strictly cross.examined by Mr. ej ric anu stated that no one was struck, and that the thiea s were nsed by a man of the name of Tom. Smith. hvan Price, farm labourer, in the employ of Rosser Thomas, and Edward Nicholas, farmer of Tyr y berrh, proved the assemblage of the peoole at Cam Gething, and corroborated several facts deposed to bv Thomas I hotnas. ™ n Price also proved that Thomas Su.ith said to Thomas Thomas, that if he had a inandraii in '»s haml he would strike him through, and that if he had a stone he would knock out his brains. On cross-examination, Evan Price stated, that the crowd wished to have the colliers oilt; that Edward Morgan said, if they could not get them out, they would go beyond them that there was a talk about wages in the neighbour- liood that the people called out and were blackgiiardish, were making a noise and threatening; were not singing it w* an^ excellent opportunity for scotching and breaking David Hughes, a boy of 14 years of age, proved that he worked at the Place Colliery, and remembered the day that the colliers went to Carn Gething; that before they went there they came to the Placc Colliery, and sent for ti the workmen to come out of the level that after they had done so, a court was formed by the mob, who made a rlOg, and the Place men were put in the middle; that the, mob asked the 1 lace men why they worked, and if they weie not ashamed of themselves, and that they ought to join like brothers; that witness, with the Place men, against his inclination, accompanied the mob to Carn Get that the Placemen were sent on first, and WCle called black sheep; that when they got to Cam Gething, witness and other boys were sent into the level, to tell the colliers to come out; that the colliers did not however do so. Henry Smokum, a lad of 15, corroborated the testlmony of the last witness, and accompanied him iuto the Carn Gething level. The case for the prosecution being closed, Mr. Meyrick addressed the Court, and contended there was no case to go to the jury and on being over. ruled by the Chairman, in an ingenious address he commented on the evidence that had been adduced, at considerable length. Mr. Nicholl commenced his summing up to the jury by stating, that the defendants stood charged with conspiring, together with other colliers, to intimidate and oppress, the prosecutors" in the occupation of the Cam Githing Col- liery, and to prevent the workmen in their employ from continuing to work that such offence was difiereully charged in other counts of the indictment, and that the last count of the indictment was for a riot. tlfr. Nicholl than, in a most clear and able manner, explained to the jury the law of conspiracy and riot; and having read the whole of the evidence he stated, that he left it in the hands of the jury, being well convinced they would do their duty as well to the defendants as to the public. Thejury having consulted together for about 10 minutes, brought in a verdict of Not Guilty. This case occupied the Court several hours, and the Court adjourned at 12 o'clock at night, to Wednesday, for the trial of a traverse, being the only case not dispojed of. he learned Chairman is eminently entitled to the thanks of the county at large, for his exertions on this, and on every other public occasion. He sat in Court without stirring till near one o'clock at midnight, assisted by several other highly respcctpd Magistrates; and, by this laborious application, saved much of the valuable time, and greatly diminished the expenses of the suitors and witnesses, as well as the county rates. At these sessions a five farthing rate, amoun:ing to 1,6851. 15s. 7jd. was ordered. PRISONERS IN CARDIFF GAQL.—For transporta- tion, 1; trial at Assize, 3 debtors, 17 for bastardy, 2 ;convicted felons, 4; misdemeanors, 4-totat 31. MERTHYR —The Marquess of Bute, accompanied by Smith, Esq., a gentleman distinguished by his attainments in astronomy, arrived here on Wednesday evening last, and went to inspect Cyfarthfa iron works, with which, we understand his lordship and Mr. Smith were much gratified. The noble Marquess returned the following morning to Cardiff Castle. CONVEYANCE BETWEEN MERTHYR & BRISTOL. -On Wednesday a meeting took place at the Castle Inn, the result of which is embodied in resolutions advertised in another column. The object of the meeting is one in which the trade of Merthyr, but much more the inhabitant householders of Merthyr, are very materially interested. Perhaps nine-tenths of the expenditure of the inhabitants of this town, exclusive of what is spent in food, is spent in the manufactured products of Birmingham, Lancashire, and the clothing districts of Yorkshire. At present, s nearly all these articles come by canal to Worcester, thence by wagon (at a great expense, which must fall on the purchaser) to Merthyr. If the communication between Merthyr and Bristol were put upon some thing like a tolerable footing, these things would go by canal to Stourport thence down the Severn to Bristol and arrive at Merthyr equally soon, and at a much lower expense. The worst part of the delay in the transmission between Bristol and Merthyr hitherto has been, that goods put on ship board at Bristol have lain there frequently a week, sometimes longer, before they moved from that port. By the merv,c- Nautilus of the, goods will move from Bris- tol to Cardiff every alternate day. At Cardiff, the only chance of delay now is, that the cargoes by the Nautilus, added to such other cargoes as may be there, directed to Merthyr, may not be sufficient to induce any of the boats which may lie there plying for Merthyr, to make an instant passage. To obviate this, we eonceive that if the trade of Merthyr wo" d direct that their purchases from the North should come Vlà Bristol, thence by the Nautilus, there would then be practically a constant immediate transmission of goods three days in the week, all the way from Bmtol to Merthyr. SWEET FRUITS OF AGITATION.—AS AO IN*« Stance, at our our own door, and probably there are thousands throughout the country, of the mischief wrought upon the labouring classes by political agita- tlOD. we may remark, that at the meeting in this town, on IVednesday last, to devise means of more speedy conveyance to Bristol, Mr. Joseph Tregellis Price stated, that the Marquess of Bute was restrained from commencing the extensive and long desired improvements at Cardiff, only by the precarious state in which the political condition of the country lias placed all kinds of property. MAIL COACH OVERTVRNED.- Ón Wednesday last about five in the afternoon" as the mail was proceed- ing from Cardiff to Merthyr, near the Upper Boat, two miles below Newbridge, the axletree broke, and the hind wheel coming off, the coach was unable to proceed. Except one gentleman, who received a slight contusion on his knee, no person sufferad any injury, though the coach had its full number of out- side passengers. Mr. Pearson, who fortunately was passing in his gig, carried forward the bags which arrived at their usual time. EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH. There is now living in this parish a boy, seven years of age, whose wrist measures seven and a half inches in circumference. He is proportionably stout in other respects, and in good health and strength. VALUATION or THE PARISH.—We are informed that Messrs. Beyldon and Fosbrook will very soon have concluded their undertaking of valuing the dif- ferent properties of this extensive parish, to form a criterion for the poor rates. This dispatch is highly creditable to those gentlemen, and we hope it will bring to a complete termination those unpleasant disputes which have so often arisen on the subject. MUSEUM.—Our little town has for some days been r pleasingly enlivened by the exhibition of Seaman's Zoological Museum. This extensive repository of curiosities of nature and art is contained in seven large caravans, which, when placed in their proper position and fully developed, form an apartment of about 60 feet by 40, replete with a valuable assortment of curiosities of every description, which will afford to the spectators a full share of gratification and amusement. EXTRAORDINARY BIRTH. A poor woman at Nantycrlo was, on Wednesday week, delivered of four children, of whom three died shortly after their birth, and the fourth only lived two days. GLAMORGANSHIRE AGRICULTURAL REPORT. JULY 4.—The weather has been extremely unfa- vourable for the hay harvest, having had only three days without rain since the 10th of last month and but a small portion of the hay, stacked since that, period, can be in good condition. The cold weather, indeed tends to preserve it longer in a green state but, generally speaking, the crop this year will be deficient both in quality and quantity j the low temperature for the last month having produced no vegetation, which is further evinced by the deficiency of keep on the pastures. The early grasses were ri- pened by the dry warm .veatherlin May and beginning of June: and where they are still uncut they present a white appearance. The culm, having undergone the process of bleaching, is devoid of juice; and even should they be well harvested, they will be little better than straw. The wheat crop has suffered from the violent storm on the 11th of last month. In exposed situations, particularly near the coast, the ears were bent down or cut off, and so completely demolished, that the crop has, in one instance at least, been mown for fodder, and the land p'oogbed up for turnips, la.all situations .1'" '7. j V. J a gre:tt portion of the straw was laid close to the gi O'lnd, and still remains knee-bent, which prevent, it from deriving sufficient nourishment from the root. The wet cold weather has also proved unfavourable for wheat deriving the process of blossoming, and we cannot calculate on the ear being well filled. A most temarkable change took place from the 10th to the 11th of last month: at three o'clock P.M. on the former day, the thermometer stood at seventy four degrees, and at the same hour on the following day it only reached fifty three degrees; from the latter period to the present date, the mean temperature is only ttfty five and a half degrees, which is four and a halt below the usual average of June in this latitude. Spring graiu derived great benefit from the rain but barley, oats, peas, and beans, will be still below aver- age crops. Potatoes came up very irregular; in many instances they did not vegetate at al, and the ground has been planted over again. The too general practice of cutting the sets very small may have been one cause. Light covering of earth failed to protect them from the sun, and ensure them sufficient moisture. The same disappointment has been experienced with the mangel seed, which remained near the surface, upwards of five weeks before it vegetated. Turnips vegetate slowly, but are free from the tlv, owing, pro- pably, to the low temperature ofthe air.






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