G LA M ORG A NS HI R E. 1 "J;; CARDIFF EISTEDDFOD. A General Meeting of the Committee for pro- moling I he Eisteddfod, or Grand Musical Festival is announced by the Secretes, for Tuesday next (which we anticipate will be fully attended) for fixing the subjects for the Prize Essays, Poems, &c. und for appointing a sub-Committee of management. In addition to the names of those noblemen and gentlemen which appeared in our paper of the 31st lilt., who have already expressed their readiness to promote the objects of the festival, we aie happy to add the names of Charles Morgan, Esq. Ruperra, Capel Hanbury Leigh, Esq., Poptypool Park' Richard Blakemore, Esq., the Leys, Robert Francis Jenner, Esq., Wenvoe Castle, Mrs. Williams and Frederick Fredncks, Esq Diiffryn. From the patronage already received we have little doubt that the extent of the subscriptions will enable the committee of management, with the assistance of Mr. Parry, (the able and talented Conductor) to engage the most celebrated vocal and instrumental performers in the Kingdom, and that the Oratorios in the Church and the Evening Concerts in the Town Hall, will afford a musical treat not hitherto attempted, on sO grand and magnificent a scale in the Principality-a scale worthy the patronage of their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Kent and the Princess Victoria, under whose auspices this Musical Festival has already been announced by the committee. The munificence and hospitality of the noble president,the Mhrquess of Bute, aided as it will be by theole of the nobility and gentry re- sided in the Principality, and the adjoining counties of Monmouth and Hereford, afford a sufficient guaran- tee that the reception of theirRoyal Highnesses will not be less cordial and loyal in Glamorganshire than already has lately marked the Royal progress on the southern English coast. ° The Rev. W. Curling was last week elected to the Chaplaincy of St. Saviour's, Southwark. There were five canidates, the Rev. W. S. Plumtre, (alternate evening preacher at ttie Foundling,) late of Cowbridge, being one. We feel satisfied that our Cowbridge friends (to whom the unaffected piety and zeal of Mr. Plumtre were so well known during his residence at Cowbridge) will participate with us in regret that he did not succeed to the appointment. On Monday fast the patrons and friends of the Cardiff School for the education of the children of the pOOl" asetnbled at the committee room, to celebrate the 18th anniversary of its foundation. Thomas Bates Rous, Esq. ofcourtyralia, one of the Vice-Presidents, being called to the chair, kindly presided throughout the day. The report of the committee for the past year was first read by the Rev. W. E. Graham, one of the Secretaries, after which the accounts were audited, and several matters of interest to the well-being of the Schools were brought before the meeting, and resolutions moved by Lieateuant-Cotonet Bourne, the Rev. J. M. lraberne, Vva'ter Comii, T. K. Guest, T. Charles, James Lewis, J. J. Watkins, C C. Williams, Esq. and Mr. D. Evans, who severally addressed the meeting ou the occasion. Since the opening of the Schools ou the 9th of October, 1815, 855 boys, and 670 girls, have been admitted, of whom 98 boys and 65 girls are at present in the Schools. The general business of the day having been finished, and an unanimous vote of thanks passed to the Chairman an interesting examination of the children took place in the boys'school room, under the direction of the Rev. Secretary (to who-e zeal and attention towards the iuterests of the establishment the subscribers are tOO much indebted); after which the business of the day concluded with the imposing sight of so large a body of the risiug geoeration offering up their prayers to the Author and Giver of every good, for blessiugs on them, their friends and benefactors. It appearing from the report and accounts that the annual sub- scriptions were lessened in consequence of the deaths of Evan Thomas, E,.q. of Sully, Thomas Bourne, Esq. Mrs. Taitt, and the Rev. Thomas Whiteing, who were warm and zealous friends of the establishment, the Rev. J. M. Tiaherne, Col. Bourne, and Mr. Guest, most generously directed the Secretaries to insert the names of their respective ladies as annual subscribers. The annual meeting of the trustees to Wells's charity, washolden at the Guildhall, Cardiff, on Monday the 5th ult. wheu the yearly accounts of Thos. Charles, Esq. the treasurer, were settled, from which it ap- peared that there remaineda balance of 521. lis. 8d in favour of the charity. Through the instrumentality of Aldermen Thomas Charles, and John ThsekweU, in the year 1822, thischarity was re-established under the directions of the Court of Ch&ncery, and the annual receipts amount at present to 601. and upwards. The children (six boys and six girls) are educated at the Cardiff school for the education of the poor, and at tlultable ages are apprenticed to trades or husbandry, the sum of 10/. being allowed as a premium with boy and 5/. 5s. with eaeh girl Since the re-establish, inent of the charity 21 boygand 19 girls have received its benefit. During our late visit to Cardiff, we were glad to notice an improvement at the corner of Duke-street, leading towards the Merthyr road, the corner having been considerably rounded and the street widened; and in passing towards Saiut Mary's-street, we were glad to perceive that Church-street had been widened on the north side, thus opening to view the beautiful tower of Saint John's Church. We understand the alterations have been effected uuder the judicious management of Thomas Charles and John Homfray, Esquires, the worthy magistrates of the town, at the expence of the corporation and with the assent of the Marquess of Bute and C. K. K.Tynte, Esq. of Cefnma- bly, the proprietors of the properties adjoining the im- provements and this is not the first time the corpora- tion and the public have been indebted to Mr. Tvnte for his promptitude in affording his assistance to the general improvement of the town. At no distant period, we hope to see a further iniproveimement take place, by taking down the row of buildings beween Smith-street and the Running Camp, and in the street leading from Duke-street to Saint John's Church COMMITMENTS TO CARDIFF GAOL AND HOUSE OF CORR ECTI ON. --September 13, Catharrne Williams, 'by T. Charles, Esq. charged with having feloniously stolen one silver watch and other articfes of the goods and chattels of Thomas Griffiths.—Con-fictions- Sept. 6, Edward Wharf, by W. Coffin, Eq., for com- mitting an act of vagrancy, in the parish of Whit. church, one calendar month bard labour. REJOICINGS AT COWBRIDGE. A valued correspondent from the neighbourhood of Cowbridge informs us that great rejoicings took p'ace there and at Uanblethian upon the return of Hugh Entwisle Esq. on Saturday the Iltb iust. from Norway. Owing to the late accidents at sea, and no letters havingarrhed from him fora very considerable period, the greatest possible anxiety had been felt for his safety; and more heartfelt satisfaction has seldom been witnersedthan was testified by all his neighbours at his safe return. The bells of the neighbouring villages, firing of guns, &c. proved the warm regard which is felt for the master of the Danbletbiau harriers, by his friends and acquaintances of all ranks and stations. I We have peculiar pleasure in recording these in. stances of affel-tionate feeling. which speak so highly both for the merits of the individual towards whom they are evinced, and for the warm hearted attach- ment of the persons in whom they originate. FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT. On Satnrday last, Morgan Morgans, a collier at Plymouth, who was hauling coal in oue of the mines, was in the act of, stooping to apply his pickaxe, when a ponderous mass of coal from above fell upon him and his head was crushed to atoms The unfortunate man had two of his sons, youths, working with him in the mine, and had sent one of them to fetch their dinner but a minute before the fatal accident occurred. He has left a widow and nine children. SUPDEN DEATH.—On Monday last, about eight o'clock in the morning, as Mary Evans, who was assisting in the service of Mr. Bryant, brewer in this town, was cleaning a grate, she suddenly complained of acute pain in her head. Mr. Bryant advised her to leave her work and retire to her bed room, where she received such assistance as his establishment could furnish. As this however, proved unavailing Mr. Bt-yatit sent for Mr. Russell surgeon, who was ffQm home at the time, but bis assistant promptly attended; and shortly afterwards Mr. Russell who had returned in the mean time arrived himself. We regret to state, however, that the poor woman had ex- pired a few minutes before the arrival of Mr. Russell's assistant. Mr. R. on examination expressed bis opinion that the deceased had died of apoplexy. An inquest was held the following day before Lewis Keece Esq. coroner, when a verdict was returned Died by the visitation of God." M ERTHYR POLICE.—Evan Jones furnace tiller, convicted before J. B. Bruce, Esq and W. Thomas I Lsq. of abandoning his wife and children and leaving them changeable to the parish of Merthyr, was sen- tenced siz weeks imprisonment in the bouse of i correction. fFor Monmouthshire (7IIpUir,e-nt-e, see second page.)
BRECONSHIRE. At Brecon Fair, there was a small show of cattle and horses, which met with a dull sale at re- duccd terms. Ou Tuesday, there appeared a good supply of pigs, which also experienced a dull sale at little variation from recent prices. Three or four vagabonds attended this mart, and pursued their avocations as thimble.men. to the serious los of several simple persons who could not resist the temptation of trying their luck. One poor fellow from the neighbourhood of Merthyr Tydvil, who had brought with him 31. 10s. for the purpose of buying a pig, was accosted by these sharpers, who prevailed upon him to play, and fleeced him of every farthing, and after easing a few more dupes of their loose cash, they decamped, but were shortly followed by Mr. Thomas Bradford, police officer, who apprehended them, and these worthies now grace the county gaol of Brecon. ° MILFORD MELANCHOLY ACCJDET-On Sa- turday week, a lad about 17 years of age, who with two others, had been out that day dredging for oys- ters, was drowned near Angle, jn consequence of the boat being overladen which, approaching the shore, filled with water and capsized. Oue of the survivors escaped by swimming to the shore, and the other poor fellow, having succeeded in keeping himself above water with the assistance of a part of the wreck, was rescued from a watery grave by some persons who, as soon as the accident was perceived, put off in another boat, and rendered their timely assistance. An in- quest was held on the body the following Monday, and a verdict returned accordingly. SINGULAR AND MELANCHOLY CIRCUMSTANCE.— On Saturday last, a very respectable woman, who has been in the habit ofatteuding the market in this town, during the absence of the butcher, was in the act of reaching down a calf's head for the purpose of serving a customer, when, shocking to relate, the stool on which she stood unfortunately slipped from under her, and, in attempting to save herself, the hook entered and perforated quite through her hand, from which she was completely suspended. Her screams brought a number of persons immediately to her assistance, when she was conveyed, fainting from loss of blood, to the nearest public-house. A surgeon happening to pass at the time, promptly rendered his assistance in dressing the wound, and it is confidently hoped, although she may probably lose the use of her hand, that no worse consequences will ensue.
ORDINATION AT LAMPETER. At a General Ordination held by the Lord Bishop of St. David's, at the Chapel ofSt. David's College, in Lampeter, on Sunday, the 1st inst., the following geutleman were ordained aud licensed as under PRIRsTS. William Wheeler Webb Bowen, B. A. Minister of Cam rose, Pembrokeshire. Edward Thomas Lewis, B. A., Curate of Newcastle- Emlyn. David Williams, B. A. Curate of Walterstone and Old Casth. Richard Lister Venables, B. A., Curate of Boughrood and Llanddewifach, Radnorshire, William Bowcott, Curate of Llanelieu, Brcconsliire. Henry Hughes, Curate of Manorbier, Pembrokeshire. Rowland Daniel, Curate of Lainpeter-Velfrey, Pem- brokeshire. Thomas Davies, Curate of Llangludwen, Carmarthen shire. Thomas Howell Davies,Curate of Mount, Cardiganshire. James Richard Griffiths, Curate of Morfil, Pembroke- shire. John Jones, Curate of Bettws Blcdrws, Cardiganshire. Benjamin Morgan, Curate of St. Peter's, Carmarthen- John Parry Morgan, Curate of Llanelly, Carmarthen. shire. BEACON-S. Henry Robert Lloyd, B. A. licensed as Lecturer of Llingaddock, Carmarthensbire. Charles Bowen, B. A., licensed to Euias Harold, Herefordshire. Es-ex Holcomb, B. A. licensed to Rosecrolother; Pembrokeshire. John Jones, licensed to Llania, Cardiganshire. William Hughes, B. A. licensed to Ciliau Ayr.)n and St. Albaix'i Chapel, Cardiganshire. Samuel Owen Meares, B. A., licensed to Miawcar Pembrokeshire. David Evans, licovited as Lecturer of Carmarthen Poor's House. Thomas Hopkins, licensed to Strata Florida, Cardigan- shire. Howell Howell, licensed to Llanmadock, Glamorgan shire. William Hughes, licensed to Llansaintfread Cardigan- shire. Thomas James, licensed to Llandissilio'gogo Cardigan- shire. Rees Williams, lie nsed to Ystradvetty, Breconsbire. Morgan Williams,licensed to Langamarch, Breconshire. Arthur Montague Wyatt, licensed to Aberedw Brecon- shire, John Williams, trcensedto Ystradffyn, Carmarthenshire. On the 2nd instant, the Lord Bishop of St. David's was pleased to institute the Rev. W. W. Bowen to the Vicarage of Camrose, in Pembroke- shire, vacant by the death of the late Rev. John Levett, on the presentation of Charles Wheeler Townshend Webb Bowen, of Camrose aforesaid, Esq. CARMARTHEN RACES.—Carmarthen races took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in last week, and the sport was highly entertaining. The running was excellent, aud the whole of the arrangements made for the two days amusement, reflect high credit on the stewards E. Johnes, Esq. Dolecothy, and W. Chambers, Esq. jua. Llanelly. A TROUBLESOME CLAUSE IN" THE BILL. We understand that the different Chief Constables are required by Act of Parliament to deliver to the Clerk of the Peace, in the early part of the mouth of September, yearly, the several lists of persons en- titled to vote at the election of Knights of the Shire, in order to be revised by the Barristers, which has been neglected this year by several Chief Constables in this county, who have consequently subjected themselves to the payment of the penalties imposed by-the said Act for such ii.eglect.- Carmarthen Journal. t CARMARTHEN FAIR.:—(Jtir Priory Street Fair was held on Monday last. There was a large show of horses of an inferior description, as well as of cattle, which did not fetch remunerating- prices, in con- sequence of the drovers having received unfavourable accounts from the English markets.lbid RESTITUTION.—Monday night last, during the time Mrs. Jones, Printer, of Priory street, in this town, was attending meeting, a man who studiously concealed his features, threw a note enclosing ten shillings, on the counter of her shop, and made a precipitate retreat. From the note, of which we sub- join a copy, it would appear that the act was dic- tated by remorse of conscience for having traffiicked with a persott in her employ, who, it is presumed, did not come honestly by the books he disposed of to the anonymous author of the note. To reimburse Mrs. Jones for the loss she sustained by the transaction in which he was engaged is doubtless very commendable, but he can scarcely be said to have discharged his conscience or satisfied the claims of justice unless he enable her to guard against a recurrence of future peculations cf the same nature, by impeaching the delinquent. He may, for ought she kuows, be in her etnploy at this moment, and if the anonymous res. titutor be disinclined to come forward in person and denounce the pilferer, he may and ought to quiet her apprehensions, and prevent suspicion from attaching to perhaps an innocent person r (COPY.) "About two years (or less) ago I bought some books under price, of a person who I fear did not get them honestly for which I therefore pay you now ten shillings, (Signed) INIPRUDENT, alias JUSTICE. To Mrs. Evan Jones, Pririter, Ibid. A FALLEN ANGEL.—The congregation at St. Peter's chnrch, in this town, was ^thrown into con- siderable alarm during the seven o clock service, on Sunday morning last, by a tremendous crash, occasioned by the fall of a marble figure of an anget from one of the monuments in the church. It Was very fortunate that no person was in the seat when it fell, as certain destruction would be inevitable.-The seat was crushed to pieces by the fall -Ibid. MOST DISTRESSING CASE.-)Ionday last, as Miss Bryant, an amiable young lady, was passing a cottage in the Green nt Pembroke, a vicious dog belonging to the cottager flew at her and lacerated her arm most dreadfully. She is so extremely ill from the wounds and the fright that her recovery is doubtful.-Ibid. ERRAtA.-In the letter of E. L. Richards, Esq. on the «' New Borough Bill" in our last paper, in the second paragraph, the period placed after objection" ought to have been placed after premature." In the fifth paragraph, for the word vote5' on the ap- pointment, read, veto on the appointment.
St'HI PTUltE ILLUSTRA I JOjSS.—So. 1'2. -————' THE CHRISTIAN'S WARFARE. '8 How difficult, duly considered, is the Christian's Pa*sage 'hrough life how marvellous his safe arrival in heaven! It appears, indeed, to be nothing else than one of the greatest continued wonders of Al- mighty goodness to man. If a man were commanded to put to sea by himself, in a small open boat, without any sustenance but what might fall from the kies, and with no direction but a chart aud compass, and thus to pass over a wide and tempestuous ocean, some faint picture might be formed of tfii? CTiristiah's voyage to heaven. He, too, in a feeble bark, has no chart but the word- of God, no compass but the spirit of God, no provision but the daily grace of find in rh^L. from the 7'" &8, fi3"J raging waves of the world, or the roaring wind of the evil spirit, but the power of Gad, no ability to keep himself for one moment from sinking, but through the faith which God supplieth, and no hope of getting safe to tiie heavenly shore, but from the truth of God 1m ChrIst Jesus. Indeed, when a-Christian considers all these perils on the one hand, and his own weak- ness on the other, it seems an act of most astonishing love and omimpotence, that he should- ever reach the Kingdom of Heaven, lie feels it to be mercy, and faithfulness, and rich bounty, and unspeakable kindness altogether, from beginning to end, and is at times lost 111 wonder, love, gratitude and praise, for so great, so unmerited, so eternal a salvation. Seeing, then, that these things are so, truly he ought to watch and pray that he may contiuue in faith and charity, and in holiness with sobriety unto the end SE RLE, Esq,
RETROSPECTIVE LITERA TURE,-No. 2. A LOVE LETTER FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OLD. (For the Mcrthi/r Guardian.) May it please the fair readers of the Merthyr Guardian, to be shown how young ladies indited valentines nearly four centuries ago! In the wealthy and populous district that constitutes the range of its circulation, we know that female mental cultivation keeps pace with that gracing the metropolis itself. Without, therefore, imputing to provin- cial ladies the equivocal glory of being blue stockings, I presume to believe that a provincial paper may as properly present a literary bonquet now and then for their refresh- ment, as a London one. Moreover as magazines come but opce a month, a weesiy snaicn or magazines readings may not unpleasantly fill up the interval, and serve to introduce the newspaper" into their fair hands, where being fairly fixed, their eyes can wander at will, to-, marriages "or what not. And what journal so fit to convey such refresh- ments as (what I fancy this to be in its principles) a Liberal Conservative? For are not the ladies of lingland and Wales all liberal Conservatives? liberal of hand, and heart and mind, and-and-tongue who shall dare to whisper ?-Conservative of our hearths, hearts, offspring, wardroh,-all that is dear to us (themselves inclusive) all our dearest rights and privileges—(their own included)? It is unknown to them, that the period of the date of the following epistles, (that of Edward IV.) was a turbulent and dark one in English history-the close of a terrible civil war-about the time of the judicial murder of one brother (the Duke of Clarence) by another, on the throne, and the midnight butchery of that throned fratricide's infant sons, by a third brother his successor—the first men- tioned victim Clarence, liitrself clainringno, pity, as having himsrelf murdered at Tewksbury a youthful nrinrp I prisoner, in broad day. While such was royalty, the cornnaii- nity was little better. The wars of the Roses had so divided England against itself that almost all bonds of brotherhood and faith were dissolved, all was mutual treachery,distrust and slavery to the triumphant faction. A record of woman's love in such an age of horror, has a peculiar charm and value; it is worth a thousand public acts and speeches—it comes on us with the unlooked for pretty surprise of some little beautiful flower, daisy or snow drop, discovered alone in a field of battle, peeping uncrushed, and sustained on its own little bank, among pools of blood and fleshy mire! The writer of the ensuing domestic letter, seems to have cherished a powerful innocent passion for the party to whom they are addressed. It- appears that the latter did not scruple to stipulate about a marriage portion, any more than a mere modern, in the matter-o -money. The soft secrot anxiety of the lady's heart suspended on her lover's yet doubtful decision on the ultimatum of her father's, as to the amount of dower-the pangs of love concealed are more than betrayed also, and luckily inspired this poor maiden with a fit of poesy, to leave us a specimen of the unpremeditated verse of that remote day. (Assuredly any fair reader hereof, who has got a billetdoux to dispatch to some happy man by to-night s post without fail, will head it—not with dear—(Sir, or any other adjunct to that flattering and fluttering beginning)—but Right Rev.! &c. &c."—The spelling is modernised.) Right Reverend and Worshipful (N. B. the addressed was neither Bishop nor Mayor nor Justice) and my right well beloved Valentine, "I recommend me unto you,full heartily desiring to hear of your welfare, &c. And if it pleail you to hear of my welfare, I am not in good heel (health) of body nor of heart, nor shall be till I hear from you; For there wottys (wots, i. e. know) no creature what pain that I endure, and for to be dead, I dare not it discover. (As we should now say—" for the lite of And my lady my mother hath laboured this matter to t diligently,(the amount of marriage portion) fJVj8.0 Can no more get than ye know of, for the which t»od knoweth I am full sorry. But that if ye love me, as rrK"S( vetil? that ye do, ye will not leave me therefore. ..e raak simplicity of this avowal of love's anxiety has in It something touching, and is not to be judged by our ..e raak simplicity of this avowal of love's anxiety has in it something touching, and is not to be judged by our *cowr') ^ema^e decorum or hypocrisy in affaire* d» ^n<? c°mmand me to keep me true wherever I go, "(one)"0 '"y might you to love, and never no And if my friends say that I do amiss, 1 bey shall not me let (hinder) so for to do, Mine heart me binds evermo to love you, Ami earthly things And if they be never so wrfth, «Y»j 8 be better in time coming. l?ore t0 you at this time, but the HolyTrinity have you in keeping. And I beseech you that this Bill be not seen 01 none earthly creature, save only yourself, &c. heart etter was indited at Topcroft,with full heavy Topcroft, February. 1476-7 By your own 16th Edward IV. 11 MARGERY BREVVS." Be it remembered, that the double negative above was the phraseology of those times and long subsequent, and not the ignorance of the lady. In another letter to her right and Well beloved cousin" -the lady says-" And heartily I thank you for the letter ^by John JSeckerton, whereby I understand yc be purposed to come toTopcroft, without any errant or matter, but only for conclusion of the matter betwixt my father and you. I would be the most glad of any creature alive that the matter may grow to effect (Poor Mistress Mar. gery Brews seems to have very little idea of coquetry aud love.denial.) And there as ye say and (if) ye come and find the matter no more towards you than ye did afore. time, ye would no more put my father neither my lady my mother to no cost nor business—which causeth my heart to be full heavy; &c.-IO And I let you plainly understand that my father will no more money part withal in that behalf but £100, and five marks (£33. 6s. 8d.) winch is right far from the accomplishment of your desire. (the greedy dog 1 and ungallaut as greedy. This was not a fortune to be sneezed at in thel5th cent ury.)-Wherefc;re if that ye could be content with that good and my poor person, I would be the merriest maiden on ground. And if that ye think not yourself so satisfied, or that ye might have much more good-then that ye take no such labour upon you, as to come more for that matter, but let what is pass and never more to be spoken of, as I may be your true lover and bead woman during life. "No more unto you at this lime, but Almighty Jesu keep you both body and soul, Your Valentine, •• MARGERY BREws." The sequel of our rustic epistles-" So no more at ell, present, &c." has to boast considerable antiquity-a is shewn. D. Buith. C To be continued.)
Some time ago a young man belonging to a respectable family, residing m a small town in the denart ment of the AUier, showed symptoms of moody madness* He was put under the care of a medical practitioner keeping a maison de-santz at a short distance from the town, where he remained two months without the slightest iniprovement- He pertinaciously refused all medicine, and nothing could induce him to take the least exercise or amusement All at once the doctor observed that whenever his daughter was present the young man s countenance becamecheerful and he was easily induced to do whatever was required of him. In consequence of this change the young lady was constituted, as it were, his nurse or attendant, and soon afterwards his sanity was so far restored that he returned home. It appeared that, however he might have been deficient in reason during his abode at Ije doctor's the passion of love was sufficiently alive, for some time after wards he went to the doctor and demanded his daughter in marriage, but in a manner which showed that The dreadful malady was not entirely extinct, though charged in character. Aware of ths danger of irritating surh a suitor, the prudent father would not give a refnsal, but told him that he would converse with the young lady on the subject. The alarmed physician on the same day went to the parents of his patient, and requested them to divert their son from his pursuit. This they attemmed to do, but their measures immediately threw the miserable youth back into his former state. He shut himself up in his chamber, and only joined the family at meal hOnrs. He continued in this state for a fortnight, when one eveniug, on being sent for to supper, he was absent, and did not return the whole nigiit, nor could he be found thonah sought for in every direction. On the followinK morn;°" the physician was iound on the road from the town to hi! maiton-de sante with his head nearly severed from his body, and a bill used for cutting wood, belonging ,o thl •family Of the lunatic, lying by his side. VVhen rhis lamentable aceount came away from the town no trace whatever of the young man had been discovered — G lin' nani't Meuenger. a *3
O tiSEIt VA TIONS ON RAIL WA F.v. WITH HINTS TO RAILWAY CONIPANIES. We Sxiract the following very able letter from Aris's Gd:etft! Silt,rhe- art of forming Railways, and of endueing them, as rÍieansof transport, with the utmost degree of economy,velocity, and security, is yet in its infancy. To the promotion and construction of these works, or to the determination of their probable success, as durable foun- tains of profit, the thoughts and attention of engineers, of merchants, manufacturers,' agriculturists, capitalists, in- deed, of all the enterprising portion of the community, are as keenly directed as were the efforts of our immediate forefatljpj.g to the establishment of Canal Navigations.* *:wo most important euterprizes of this nature, now in activity, the Stockton and D-arlingtoii, and the Liverpool and na'\r.c. Im» Knon ').h1.. 1"20.0 -'S' from, their outset j a fact, in the history of mercantile as- sociations of this nature, as remarkable as it is encour- agng. In a commercial sense, the objects of these two r^'l^ys are distinct; the one being limited, almost exclu- sively to the transport of coal, the other combining the conveyance of myriads of passengers, with the carriage of an infinite variety of merchandize. These two great, and hitherto successful experiments, may not be unaptly com- pared, M to their novelty, their purpose, their importance, and their results, to the two first specimens of artificial communication by water in this island, viz. the Sankey 5 navigation, and the Duke of Bridgwatcr's canal. The comparisbn will hold good under each of these heads, and I confess that I am sanguine enough to think that the two iron-ways will rival, in permanency of profit, the celebrated water ways referred to; and, further, that railways and canals may co-exist with fair gain to their respective proprietors. But it behoves the authors of new and similar projects to enquire diligently into the particular causes of the success of these first experiments: to compare carefully the springs whence these parent railways derive their traffic, with the sources relied upon as feeders to the projected lines; to investigate the most itiinute details of daily expence; to analyze rigidly the causes of wear and tear,as well as of all interruptions aud accidents, in short, to make them- selves as completely masters of the subject, and to act with as much forethought and deliberation, as an indivi dual would do in a private venture. It is not upon the engineers that reliance should be placed for mercantile details or points of management; our business is simply that of workmen; it is upon mature and well digested plans, aided by an efficient direction, that the prosperity of all associations of this nature must mainly depend. Professionally uninterested in railways, I am impelled to submit the followinct hints and observations to the attention of the public and of railway proprietors, by an ardent desire to see railway conveyance rendered as secure as it is expeditious; and by the conviction that this great desideratum is not only practicable,but that its accomplish- ment is essential to the lasting profit of such undertakings. The promotion of the interests of humanity is the true aim and end of science, and Great Britain can furnish abundant examples to shew that mankind appreciates so accurately the value of whatever contributes to its wett.being,that the greatest honours and fortunes commonly crown the exer- tions of those who are most successful in perfecting inventions for the use of man. I feel, then, that no apology can be required for the public expression of sentiments on subjects so interesting to society and to ourselves, as the prosperity of great enterprrzes, and the preservation of our existence. The pioprietors of a Railway are as deeply concerned in ensuring, to the utmost of their means, safety of life and limb to travellers, as in economizing their own expenditure. These are matters of weighty import to the Liverpool and Manchester, and to other established companies but they are of still greater eonsenuence to those recently created for uniting the Metropolis, by similar means of transport, with the northern marts of commerce. The London and Birmingham and the Grand Junction Railway Companies cannot be too diligent in ascertaining the various causes of the casualties which have occurred in railway conveyance they cannot be too careful to avoid, in the original plan of their railways, any defects which may have had a share in occasioning accidents or hindrances on those already executed. The two enterpvizes referred to will require millions of capital for their completion; It is probable that the conveyance of passengers and goods will encounter, oh these greater lengths of line, multiplied difficulties and j delays; and it is possible that yet undiscovered sources of personal danger may present themselves. Let it be borne in mind, too, that railways, once laid down, cannot be altered in their dimensions like a turnpike road tunnels, bridges, viaducts, &c. cannot be widened or narrowed at pleasure; the errors of their first formation win remain nearly, or altogether irremediable. It will, I doubt not, be granted by persons conversant I with the subject, that the distance (four feet eight inches) between the lines of the Liverpool and Manchester rail way, has been found, in practice, most fatally limited as also the wMth' of the pathway on either side of the lines. These scanty spaces render the descent of passengers from a carriage,, of the unloading of a luggage waggon not only dangerous, but nearly impossible, should an axle break, or f other of the not unfrequent occasions for stoppage arise, whilst passing embankments or deep perpendicular cuttings, It is unnecessary for me here to particularize the many other inconveniences resulting from this, I fear, incurable fault in that railway. The runiifng of the engines or carriages off the rails is another frequent cause of delay to trams-of merchandize, as well as of danger to travellers and ineNpressibly awfu) would be the consequences were a train of coaches (sud- denly diverted to-wards the other line by some. impediment on the road, or by some derangement of the machinery) to encounter an engine proceeding in the opposite direction. Such a crasb,Tuight. indeed, be disastrous And who will be bold enough to affirm that so melancholy an event may 11 not reasonably be expected, soonex or later, to occur ? I am not disposed, Sir, to imagine improbable, or barely possible catastrophes; nor do I desire to ftmcfle in the p breasts of persons unaccustomed to travelling by railways, an apprehension that this mode of conveyance is attended with greater danger than the more usual ones. Such is not my opinion. On the contrary, I believe that the records of travelling, either by land or by water, cannot supply data so satisfactory, on the score of safety to travellers, as those deducible from a comparison of the number of persons conveyed along the Liverpool and Manchester railway, with the number of accidents which have hap- pened to them. But I do think that precautions might be and ought to be adopted to check the recurrence of many accidents, particularly those most to be dreaded, arising from engines running oft" the rails. I am aware that this has been partially affected at the Sankey Viaduct, and at one or two other spots considered to be particularly dan- gerous, on the Liverpool and Manchester railway, by a very simple and not costly contrivance (first applied along a high embankment on the Bolton and Leigh railway). I refer to the introduction of a beam of wood, or continuous iron bar, placed parallel with and near to one of the rails of each line, and of such height as to present a sufficient obstacle to the passage of wheels over it. In laying down a new railway, it would be well for companies to consider whether some such safeguard, ex- tended throughout the line, should not form part of their original plan; whether twelve feet should not be allowed between the middle rails of a double railway, and six feet for the width of pathway on either side. An additional defence against the possibilty of collision between ap- proaching trains might also be advantageously provided, by fixing a strong railing, of moderate height, along the middle of the roadway, and throughout the whole extent of the line. This railing would serve as a complete barrier to passengers crossing the road, to the imminent danger of their lives; and it might be constructed so as to form a support for a series of low lamps, which would in every respect, be more suitable to railways than elevated ones. I cannot but think that, had such a width existed be- tween the two lines of the Liverpool and Manchester railway, even without the safeguards mentioned, we should not have had to deplore the loss of Mr. Huskisson, and that the fatal calamity of the 1st of February last would not have been so extensive. Neither these nor other similar catastrophes could have occurred or can recur, were a breast high railing established between the lines. The half yearly reports of the Liverpool and Manchester railway company are documents of inestimable value to all concerned in that or similar undertakings. The candid and just observations of the directors of that railway on the actual state of the science of locomotive power, leave 110 room to doubt that they are impressed with a due sense of the numerous defects of the engines now employed by them, and that they are not only on the aleit to discover, but also well disposed to adopt such improvements as may tend to diminish the cost of working, or to increase the performance of these machines. I fully agree with their ne remark, that the locomotive engine is, beyond company, the mast eligible, indeed the only efficient moving power for railways •" nor can I refuse to accord to those directors a full measure of praise for their sagacity in selecting this instrument as their motive force in preference to horses or stationary engines, as well as for their fostering care of its infantine weakness. I am aware that all Edinburgh Re. viewer, and other self sufficient, perhaps self interested critics, have thought that, by ordering engines from every aspirant to locomotive glory, the directors would have achieved still brighter conquests. I am fsr from being the panegyrist of the Liverpool directors, but I do think that the learned reviewer would act more creditably, as well as usefully, by confining hiu.self to his compilations and cheap knowledge books, than by giving public vent to petty tales and slanders on the conduct and performances of men whose practical science and labours have accomplished more in two years for the benetit of their country, than all the scribblers in all the Reviews will accomplish in two centuries. The locomotive engine is a combination of the ideas and contrivances of many heads. That it should, with all its imperfections, have been brought to its present state of usefulness, in so short a time, is highly creditable to the
The Canalization of Great Britain has, in fact, been accomplished within the memory of man; for there still lives one of the original proprietors and chief promoters of the Sankey Canal Navigation—the first artificial water way in this island 1 mean Nicholas Ashton, Esq. of Woolton, near Liverpool, now at the advanced age of upwards of 90 years. This canalized brook conveys the coal from the pits about St. Helen's, to the Mersey, near Runcorn. A railway has lately been opened between the same points, which will, probably, contend as successfully against its aqueous opponent, as does the Stockton and Darlington against the river in its neighbourhood. ingenuity and exertions of the Messrs. Stephenson, and of the other contributors to its actual mechanical form and powers. 1 know, however, that various admirable schemes for increasing the power and durability of the bo'iler, as well asfor improving the general arrangement and applica- tion of the engines, are contemplated by different con- structors. But it is vain to expect that inventions, which may be rather termed skilful dispositions of parts than new discoveries, should see the.light, when it is considered how heavy is the expence incurred by the engine boiler in expe- rimenting on so costly an apparatus how uncertain- in his success and how immediate would be the adoption of his improvements by his rivals in trade. Nor can any reason- able man urge the directors of a railway to speculate in inventions; but they may hasten their development and appropriate them to their service; they may, through timely encouragement, anticipate, by many years; the fruits of mechanical skill, and brighten the pro&pects of their own and similar enterprises. The Directors of the Liverpool and Mahchiester Rail- way will. I trust, pardon me for aliggesting to their consideration a measure which might, possibly, accelerate the' march of improvement, and at the samd titne diminish, in no trifling degree, the amount of that weighty item in their disbursements,, Locomotive Power." I advisethem to repeat the trial or what they themseves have correctly stylea a" happy expedient I mehn that they should renew the offer of a reward for that engine which shall unite, in the most eminent degree, the now well-ascertained requisites to its perfection. Let the prize to be coiitertdfcd for be worthy the acceptance of the most distinguished engine-builders; let it be such as to induce them to risk env I a failure in the strife; and such as, in the Cvent of success, will constitute an ample remuneration for their skill and labour. I feel confident that the offer of one thousand guineas reward to the victorious candidate in such a contest, would be attended with results not less beneficial to railways, at the present' moment, than were those which came out of the first famous mechanical combat. It appears that the working and repairs of the locomo- tive engines on the Liverpool and Manchester railway, cost annually about 24,000i. or. in other words, the startling sum ofQOOl. per mile per annum, on the length of their line. Two-thirds of this amount are comprised under the sole head of repairs to which outgoings should be added the interest upon and the depreciation of a large stock of tools and materials, composing the. work. shops and hospitals the latter of which are commonly filled to overflowing with sick or disabled locomotives. Surely then one thousand or even two thousand guineas might be well applied in the endeavour to diminish so largea draught from the profits of the company i for wear and tear, is an absolute and irrecoverable loss T I will now proceed to trace the outline of the broad principles on which 'such a trial of skill should be conducted a trial which would bring competitors to the gaol, the production of whose efforts would far more than compensate the company for the value of the stake. I assume as postulates, that the average weight of the best engines now on the railway is sufficiently great and that two eleven-inch cylinders, working under a pressure of steam of 501bs per square inch are found to possess sufficient power. I then suggest, as bases, the following conditions :— 1st. That the maximum weight of the competing engines shall not exceed that of the best engine in the. company's employ. 2nd. That the maximum pressure of tbe^ steam shall be fixed, and shall be alike in all the engines; and that the calculated P°*ER SHALL be equal to that of two eleven-inch cylinders, wjth an jg, inch stroke, working under a pressure of steam of 501bs. per square inch. 3rd. that all the competing engines shall commence working on a given day their duty to be that of making complete trips, during a given period, between Liverpool and Manchester reciprocally with trains of merchandise of determinate and ascertained weight. 4th. That in the event of equality of performance between any of -che competing enginesI or between them and any in the company s use, their relative powers and properties shall be decided by subjecting them to 'a. proof of their absolute, powers, and properties; and this trial silitil- be the decisive one. 5th. That lOOO guineas shall be awarded ttr the constructor of that engine winch shall have proved itself superior both to all its competitors and to any engine in the company's employ. That the corn pany shall purchase such engine for the sum of 1000 guineas,. and order from its maker the next five engines which they may require. 6th. That 500 guineas shall be awarded to the second- best engine, provided it be adjudged to possess advantages over the company's engines; and that the company shall purchase such engine at a fair valuation. Every facility should be given to the candidates, previous to the trial, to prove their engines on the line, either with or without loads, subject to the convenience and rules of the company. Twelve months should elapse between the publication of the challenge andconditions, and the day on which the competitors shall enter the tists. I have recommended the Liverpool and Manchester Company the more e-soecially to institute this trial, its their railway is in full operation, and, co<nsequently, they would the sooner reap the advantages of those results which cannot but prove important to them'. But the scheme applies, with equal force, to all railways; and, were a contest of this nature to take place on the opening of new lines, and periodically on different lines, the whole engineering talent of the country would feel its stimulus, and be pressed into the service of railways. In furtherance of this design; viz. that of exciting the mechanical worM to the improvement of locomotive engines and of railway conveyance generally, too great publicity cannot be given to all facts tending to illustrate the excellencies and defects 0f the existing system. A register should be kept and published of the duty done by the engines. In one table might be nresentcd a list of the .1 I- !X daTe of Xry °f V°»'Pan^the maker's names •f tr ii »v. -Ut6 construction of the boiler, specifying whether with or without tubes—the diameter of the cylinders and length of stmV*. u—t. ameter ot cranked axle Or otherwise ■ S' ? ?r W, g T wheels, and their size &c low> actuating two or four kind and weight of fuel burnt of lhe, steam~thef work Hnnp-tU \r.\„ • ournt—the nature and amount of th^ mmihpr-rtf K susta'ned, and from what causes i;?h a^rdAta w°V?CtUfy worked week, &c. &c. eaiud ^larhlCh collated, and analysed and executes an bef°re he de6idea on difficulty it io ;nrfIIH7 *?ut these facts are obtained with diiliculty. It is, indeed, impracticable for any other than that precise information on ?I'S l° & l-° "J™ various forms of CoSivJ „ resPect,ye of the can alone instruct K ow moans tn x. l remedy the defects, by what means to diminish the wear and tear, and to increase the C0St'y macbines. A concise summary njnio/h., properties of a variety of engines, accom- to which thevT*06 °K Lhcir Performance, of the casualties i 7 iave been subjected, of the parts which have nr i" Kr,eP>airJ°r been renewed, arranged in a tabular form, and pubhshed monthly, would give to the engineer, at one glance, more exact and valuable knowledge than could be acquired by h.m were he to pass his whole time on a 'n, ur' W u ?tireulate the engine-men to be clcanly ad drhgl'nt, as their reputation would' be thus identified Ti\ ? r engines. They would become more observant of recipient imperfections, such as leakages, the loosening of bolts, the want of oil to the wearing parts, the waste of water m the boilers, th* stoppage of the pumps, c. &c. were their too often culpable negligence made notorious. r" <= Of the efficacy of publicity in promoting a rapid advance towards perfection in the use of steam power, we have a case in point from the effects produced by the monthly reports of the duty dune by the pamping engines in Cornwall. An inspection of the table, for a series of years, given in Mr. John Taylor's •« Records of Mining » will convince the most sceptical of the advantages which have accrued to the miner from this system be will there learn that a bushel of coals which, a few years since, raised only 17 millions of pounds weight of water, one- foot high, is now made to raise 80 million pounds of water to the same height. This immense increase in the effective performance of the pumping engine is chiefly attributable to the publicity given to the construction and working of various kinds of engines, and to the mode of applying their power. The same instrument, the Press, is now working a similar miracle in the mining districts of North Wales, and it may be ren- dered equally as effectual in the promotion of the art of loco, motive engine building- Facts of a still more interesting nature to the public might also be periodically communicated, not only without detriment to the proprietors of railways, but to their manifest advantage. I refer to the accidents occurring, from time to time, to those employed or travelling on these roads. In the want of an authentic record of such casualties, (excepting in the event of loss of life) any ill informed gossip, or penny-a-iineman imparts his version of a dreadful accident on the railway" to a Newspaper Editor, f which goes the round of the Journals, and frights the Isle from its propriety." Be such tale true or false, cor- rect or exaggerated, the reputation of the railway equally suffers. An antidote should be administered instantly; and this antidote would be found in a simple unvarnished statement of the case emanating from the Directors, and published by their authority. I could quote numerous instances illustrative of the truth of these remarks, and I am acquainted with many persons whose natural timidity has been so excited by such garbled accounts of accidents, as to deter them from venturing on a railway. But, were a full and explicit statement made of every occurrence of this nature worthy of note, the public would not be unduly alarmed, precautions would be enforced, and means would be devised for remedying some of those imperfections which disfigure railway conveyance imperfections arising often from originally bad construction, often from mismanagement, and which are the occasional causes of disasters to travellers, or to the servants of a company. 1 am, Sir, your obedient servant, A CIVIL ENDINEER.
That the greatest latitude of construction may be given to engine makers, neither the number, nor the dimen- sions of the cylinders should be prescribed, merely the required power calculated from the bulk of steam consumed per minute. This is requisite in order to ensure a fair trial, as all the engines, whatever may be their construction, should meet on precisely equal terms as to their nominal power otherwise, a proof of their absolute power would not be conclusive in regard to thclr relatIve merits.
#rtgmat anlJ drtt nrtt.Y? (For the Merthyr Guardian. ) THE SCEPTIC MOURNER'S SONNET TO DEATH. Oh! death where is thy sting? not in thy dart— Not- in.the terrors of its sure aitn, shaken Over the reeling mind and pausing heart; Nor in that trance heaven's thunders cannot waken, That change which makes ol God's likeness" in his pride, More horrible than life's most horrid tbing- With soulless eye, and cold mouth open wide, Loathsome to ihought- Oh! not in these thy sting, But in thy blow through others" hearts. Oh death! That kills'the widowed heatt, but spares the breath Blots'everylandscape's charms-but leaves their wreckf; Concluded our world, but leaves its bald convex Shuts up the bosom, as dàys's last'last light I A flower.-but leaves without the blessing of thy night. THE BELIEVER'S SONNET TO DEATH. Nor there! not in that tender torment, even LTliou triumph'st death 1 Man's heel, is on thy head, lnvMlnerahle a\rtlic."saintsin heaven! 1. Oh death victorious' Christ hath smiled thee dead! Whert ill thy sting! U-nfelt, unseen, Beep buried at the foot of that bright tree, Glistering in glorious everlasting gieen, Hard by annihilation's sable sea' From whose top bough the rapt believer, blest, (Faith's bold Columbus) spies heaven's longed-for West/ Across that black, waste, woeful, dead abyss Now love can see, on those sweet lips it bless'd, The livid death, yet print one more glad kiss, To be returned yet—yet in thine own Eden, Christ'. ———— D. ENGLAND'S MERRY BELLS. Hail hail to England's merry bells! How oft when in a foreign clime, I've heard the never.varying chirrw, Which falls like sadness on the ear, And speaks of vows and penance drear How oft my wandering thought3 would roam To England's free and happy home. Her cultur'd fields, and woody dells, And sigh for England's merry bells! Long stand those holy fanes! which send Your peaceful music o'er the land! May they resound to latest days sacred hymns of prayer and praise! .ra#long may public, private weal, Be welcomed by an echoing peal! I love to hear that joyful tone, Which makes our neighbour's bliss our own; Of frank and social joy it tells, Diffused by England's merry bells WAGGERIES OF WHIGGERY. THE CLOSE OF THE SESSION. The Session is over, the Speech has been read, (Yet the state of things does not improve,) Ev'ry orator now from St. Stephen's has fled, Though they've all got permission to move." There's Bulwer in Paris, at least so he writes, I.he sfiavans are besieging his doors And Murray, that mirror of chivalric knights, Has just now gone off to the Moors. Old Cobbett to Fleet street but hastened away, His speeches to Register" bent, While O'Connell is safe in the gem of the say," Very busy securing his" Rent." A few of his tail have returned to their gulls, To join in more pledges and rows; And some who have shown themselves partial to bullt Have gone on a visit to Cowes. The troubles of office Lord Grey tries to shun, Brougham now looks a little less blue, Lord Althorp is thinking of what he has done, And Teynham. of who he can do. Poor Palmers ton's fretting and fidgetting still, That the Treaty* he had not prevented And Russell is vexed no one honours his Bill, Though so long it is since 'twas presented. There's Littleton bothering his little brains, For Ireland has spoil'd his digestion Ii And Stanley is looking the sweetest of swains ,i He has settled" the Slavery Question. j! Joe Hume's snugly seated in Bryanston square,t His motions are laid on the shelf; He's making a figure—(he can do it there! For his own estimate—of himself. ji Old Glory," quite sick of political strife, In Tonbridge is hiding his frowns; While members, who've seen all the ups" of his life* Are now seeing more of the downs. Autosome are this .way gone, and some-have gone the'0'' Either pleasure or profit pursuing;, With little to think of, and still less tocare. Which is just what they long have been doing. But where is the good these Reformers have done, After all the fine speeches they've made ? They've degraded the country, the Church and the Thron'r And the peopie deceived and betrayed. Yet the Whigs have lo3t ground, even Howick says so (The acknowledgment cannot be news); But the Rati tests nmst have lost nothing I know, Becanso they bad nothing to lose. QOlZ- Of the tiirks with. the Russians. t Since left for the Continent. Morning
BIRTHS. ( On the 2d inst. at Garth, in this county, the lad"y Jivan Jones, Esq., of a daughter. On the bth inst. at Glyntaf Cottage, CarmaTthensb' the lady of Capt. Prothero, of a daughter. (jØi Sept. 14th, in Guilford street, the lady of J D. ThoØ19 Esq. of a daughter. MARRIED. On the 13th of June last, at Cobourg, Upper Canada. the Rev. Mr. Gunning, John Bogart, Esq. Barrister at of BrockviTle, to Miss Mary Itadcliffe, daughter of'™' James Radetiffe, formerly of Swansea, GlamoraanshirC- On Tuesday la*t,at St. fshiriaePs, by the Rev J. Sande^' R. Summers, Esq., Surgeon, of Haverforcfwest. to Din* second daughter of the late Row; Esq., of Great H in the county of Pembroke. On Tuesday week, at Swansea Church, Mr. John S»tc^" inson to Miss Martha Jarritt,- both of Carmarthen. w On the t3th inst. at St. Peter's Church, Carmarthen, ( i the Rev, D. A. Williams, Mr. John Watkin, draper, Aberystwhh, to Miss Harries, only daughter of 1r. Ja athan Harries, printer and stationer, Carmarthen.. On tbe 10th in-stanty at Llanllawddog Church, i Rev. W. Powell, Mr. William Thomas, draper, to I Elizabeth Davies, both of Carmarthen. n, J On the Bth instant, at Llanllwch, by the Re*- fl Rowlands, John Pughe, Esq., of Llanbadarn, near Ab«*r | twith, to Ann, third daughter of the late Arthur WiU'1*^ Esq., of Machynlleth. On the 12th instant, at Nevern, Pembroksheire. Rowlands-die. Chatham, to Miss Dorothy Bowen, of 13erf Hill, fifth daughter of the late George Bowen, Esq., 0 Llwyijgwair. ° tt*^tdili', Mr. Thomas Thomas, of Lisworney. f [' Mrs. How^U, of Moor's-head, Llanouibangel, aft** tedious courtship of four weeks. DIED. j At Newbridge, on tbe 10th instant, Mr. Rees Tbo^'j (j weaver, in the 84th year of his age. He was a j' uinmpeachable character, lived a long life of tempe,'a,\ industry, and piety, and was respected and beloved bj industry, and piety, and was respected and beloved by., numerous friends and relations. He worked at the l^j about seventy years, and his eyesight wa3 so unimp»,r that he could, within his last year, read without Gwr diddan, a'i rann yu rinwedd,—oedd ef, that he-could, within his last year, read without glasses Gwr diddan, a'i rann yu rinwedd,—oedd ef, 0 dd wyfawl hardd fuehedd Yn gar iawn i'r Gwirionedd; Mwyn i bawb :—mae yn y bedd. On Wednesday, at Milford, aged 58, Charles Waldeg1* Esq Surgeon. t At Gravesend, on the I5th instant, Frederick, y°a„Lt' child of^Jiutenant-Colonel Keightley/ of the 11th aged thrte years. On the lath instant; aged 41; Mr. Thomas Jones, New Inn, Cefn-Rigoa. Ji A few days since, at Plymouth, Mrs. Jenner, wid° the celebrated Dr. Jenner. M On Friday 13th inst. at Newport, MonmouthshirB? Joseph Spear, shoe/naker, aged 31 years, piously res'Kj^ to the Divine will. He was a kind brother, an affec''0 fl|y husband, and a most dutiful son-; his loss will be soVtl oi felt by his family, and regreited by a numerous circ' friends. f, At Arscot, Shropshire,on the 0th alt, aged 76, Mafga. ,er the wife of Lieu. Col. Whituey, of Arscot and of Hill, Herefordshire. ,4$'^ On the ttth instant, after a lingering illness, Mr. Jones, of Ty'r-Stuart, in the parisii of aged 82. gff On Wednesday week, after a lingering illness, age Mary, wife of Mr. Richard Richards, of CappeldewV'. martlienshire. She has left a husband and six cbi to whom her death is a source of <iety and lasting | On Sunday week, at Dufficld, in the county of .D1eT. i| the b7tli year of his age, John Balguy, Esq., a benc''$1 the Middle Temple. He was for nearly 20 years J his Majesty's Judges on the Carmarthen Circuit, a'Lefbf' 'I for a very long period Recorder of the borough of :1 as well as chairman of the Quarter Sessions f°r j county. Vjf II On Sunday se'nnight, at Fownhope, Mrs. Ann -ApP~jI, aged 93. She retained the use of her faculties till t -q 0» j and could read the smallest print without theassis'8 spectacles. f Ou Thursday week last, J. Pritchard, Esq., 0 aged 90. ) On the 31st ult, suddenly, at the house of his s> j cf law, at Newport, Mr. T. Norman, aged 44, fori°e I Basaleg, Monmouthshire. On the 6th instant, at Beaumaris, Anglesay. short illness, Mrs. Jones, youngest sister of Sir W. ■ I Hughes, of Plascocb, in the same county. W'i On the 31st ult, at the house of his brother in R. N. Sankey, of Ludlow, aged 59, Mr. John Chil"> the Strand, London. MERTHYR TYDVIL: Printed and WILLIAM MALLAHED, at the Office, S»gh ft6" where Orders, Advertisements, Couimin'c*u<> are requested to be addressed.