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0, 1 ^LAMOHOAXSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMARY AND DJSPEVSARY, CARDIFF. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board, from Fab. 7th to 14th, 1838, inclusive. IN-DOOR PATIENT3. fteinaiued by last Report 2 ■Admitted since 1 8 discharged.—Cared and Relieved 0 For Irregularity, or at their own Desire 0 — 0 Remaining 3 OUT-DOOR PATIENTS. Remained by last Report. 91 Admitted siftce. ] t -105 I)ischarged.-Cured and Relieved S )ridr Irregularity, or at their own Desire 1 Died 1 — 10 Remaining 95 Medical Officers for the Week. Piiysiciaii-Dr Moore; Surgeon—Mr D. W. Davis; Visitors-Rev. H L. Bloss, and Mr D. Evans. THOMAS JACOB, House Surgeon. CARDIFF POLICE. [Before H. MORGAN, Esq., Mayor, and C. C. WILLIAMS, Esq] Fpb. S, 1S38.—Richard Corry, late mariner, ap- peared on a summons to answer to a charge of an assault committed on the person of Thomas Phillips, surgeon. Thomas Phillips stated that on Wednesday, 31st Jan., lie attended a meeting in the Zion Chapel, Published as a Temperance meeting, where he found a Air Grub addressing the audience on the Teetotal subject, Universal Suffrage, Vote by Ballot, &c. &c., ^vhich, not agreeing with his sentiments, he expressed his disapprobation. Grub then commenced a lo* attack on his father's character, charging him with being engaged in nefarious traffic, at which several Persons present were disgusted, and the speaker was obliged to desist. On the 2nd instant heard the crier publishing another meeting. Went to the chapel, but was prevented entering by several persons mside the yard, who kept the gates closed, and ad- mitted only whom they chose. Saw twenty persons enter the adjoining y,-tr(i,-fol I owed them, and jumped over a low wall into the clinpel yard. Was imme- diately seized by the defendant and others, one of whom struck him with a bludgeon several times on the head and shoulders. Mayor—Mr Phillips, do you know who struck you? Could not swear to him, it being dark. Have seen him iti defendant's company. Believes that tie is employed by Mr Edy, the bakrr. After attempting All vain to put me out, using the most insulting and blackguard language, calling me repeatedly a liar, atid tearing my waistcoat, lie let go his hold. Waddington, Esq.—Was at the meeting on the evening in question. Heard a scuffle. Came out into the yard. Saw Corry drag Mr Phillips in a very violent manner. Remonstrated with Corry on his conduct. Corry said "You area liar-I will serve you the same." Had no previous knowledge of Corry — liad never seen him before. Joseph Elliot corroborated the former evidence. The Mayor then called on Richard Corry for liis defence.—Well, Sir, these two gentlemen, with others, have been in the habit of annoying our meet- ings, Sir, and on Friday we tried to keep them out, Sir. I was at the gate, and two others at the wall. Well, Sir, to hear the sneers and jeers of them outside, Sir, because they could not get in Sir,—one poor young man was knocked down twice, Sir, because, I suppose, he did not tread in the steps of his father, Sir. Mayor-Go on with the Well, Sir, as I said, they knocked him down, Sir, but he cannot tell who knocked him down, Sir. Well, Sir, I went to Mr Phillips, and asked him to get out, Sir, but he said he would not, as it was a public meeting, which I ♦lowied, Siir- > Mayor—Was it or was it not a public meeting?— I t was not, Sir. Mayor—Were there any other persons present besides the members ? — Yes, Sir. Milyar-I ft stranger appeared at the gate, would you have let him in ?-Yes, Sir, if we knew ho would behave hi mac) f. I Mayor—Give me a direct atiswer.-If we knew he "ouhi not disturb us, Sir. C. C. Williams, Esq.— I wonder you cannot give the Mayor all answer to this plain question. Mr John Ecly-I think, Capt. Corry, you had better say. that if we had no previous knowledge of b» misbehaveiug himself, we would have admitted him. Mayor—That will do. Did you, Mr Corry, hear any ;lIlusion made to Mr Phillips' father on the Wed- nesday evening ?— Do not recollect. Heard no names mentioned. Did not hear tlie speaker say that a brewer in the town—a preacher of the Gospel, was eligacd in the trade of' poison. Had some recollec- tion of these words, but could not speak positively. did not hear the speaker say that he would publish Mr Phillips' father's name in every Teetotal pamphlet i" Great Britain Ireland, and America, which would »<ot only make the disciples of John Wesley tremble, but make his very bones rattle in his coffin! John Edy, was then called. Said, on the night in question, he took an appointment at the gate with a tiew lanthorn out of Mr Vachel's shop. Mr T. Phillips knocked it out of his hand, and kicked it. He was also annoyed by gravel stones, twenty or 1nore, but, thank God, not one of them touched him. Peas also and pieces of iea. biscuit were thrown at him. His best hat and the gape of his mackintosh, ere also spoiled with roltei) eggs. Could not swear Who it was, but thought it was Mr Tiioujas Phillips, or his brother. -11;lvor.- iNIr Edy, speak to plain facts; on the night in question, did you bear any allusioi) made to Mr P.tiilips's father, which caused him to make any dis- turbance? Mr Edv heard something about Mr Wesley's bones rattling in his eoljin, but he paid little attention to the speaker. Do you know of any other brewer in the town who is a preacher? I know Mr Phillips, and I can say, I tyjver met with a more gentlemanly or con- sistent man in tha town of Cardiff. John Edy did not know how many brewers there were. Knew Mr Williams, who is not a preacher, but he is a gentleman, and ha never disturbs us. Mayor.-It is a painful case to e so many respec- table persons here differing in our wel i conducted town; you had much better be reconciled, anù not allow your speakers to make such personal remarks Itl Your pulpits or r(.itruins-a very unbecoming place for such observations. Mr Edy, had called on Mr Phillips to reconcile the matter, but Mr Pnillips gaye him no reason to Ouliflose his sous would behave otherv/ies in future. C. C, Williams, Esq.—No, and if I had been Mr Phillip8) you would not have reconciled me, I assure yuu. 1 should have been vcTy much displeased. Sir Edy said it was only from those persons who -ere engaged in the nefarious traffic they received any opposition. t The Mayor.—Mr I really cannot, as a public character, allow you call any business nefarious, whicli is sanctioned by law, I do not think you under- stand the meaning of the term. The Mayor (addressing himself to Mr Phillips alld Sir Corrv) said, Mr Williams and myself atL, of opinion, that the assault has been fully proved, though there has been nggra vatioll QII both sides, hoping that you will conduct your meet ings better for the future, (I assure you I attended one a little time ago in this Hall, and was completely disgusted with the speaker,) we fine you Mr Corry, in the mitigated penalty of Is., and Is. costs. Mr Corry said he had no money about him, but Would send it to the Superintendent of Police, re- 'iiarking that a few glasses of grog the less would ¡ soon repay him, .1" •TAFF VAL" RAILWAY. The Half-yearly Meeting of this Company took plaeew,<in Wednesday last, at the Angel lint, Cardiff \al)eSl Coffin, Esq. presided. The Report of the direefbrs was read by the Secretary, amidst feelings of universal satisfaction; indeed there seemed to be but one opinion among the assembled proprietors, ol •"enewed conifdence in the solid excellence of their undertaking. The Report furnished very gratifying de- tails of the progress already made in the works and of the encouraging financial circumstances of the com- pany, while it more that confirmed the evidence adduced before the Parliamentary Committees as to the extent of traffic which might be relied on as soon s the road was opened. it also stated that the facilities offered by the Railway, both as regards eco- nomy and dispatch, must give it such vast superiority ever the existing modes of transit, that all competition would be fruitless. After the adoption of the report | had been moved by Thomas Camplin, Esq. of Bristo', tj¡;¡t g'cntlpmrln put some qUfstiot)s .o tlW Clnirmall as to the intention of the Directors' regard to future calls. Air COFFIN promptly replied that this subject had occupied the close attention of the Board, and the Directors had decided not to call for more than five pounds pershare at their next call, and that they would afterwards proceed with all dispatch, consistent with general convenience, to complete the amount of paid up capital required by the Act of Parliament,previously to raising the remainder on loan, as empowered to do by the provisions of the said Act. The WOrl:5 would fIIcallwlJilo be vigorously pressed forward; and there was every reason to believe that the Proprietors would not have reason to complain of the smallest unnecessary delay in the prosecution of them. Mr CAMPLIN, in reply, expressed his acknowledge- ments to the worthy Chairman for the highly satisfac- tory communication he had just mado, and would venture to assert that it would prove not less satis- factory to the Bristol Proprietary generally he now considered that the Taff Railway had completely emerged from all doubt and obscurity, and that no misrepresentations hereafter could succeed in injuring its fair fame. In seconding the next resolution, Mr VACIIEI.L expressed himself thoroughly satisfied with all the communications which had been made to the meeting. He considered all ambiguity had been removed from the character and prospects of their Railway. This declaration elicited much applause, as Mr Vaehell's opinion was wet! known, some time ago, amongst his neighbours, to have been less favourablp. to the undertaking. A vote of thanks to the Chairman, having been carried by acclamation, the meeting dissolved in high spirits; and we may now venture to congratulate the numerous Proprietors amongst our readers, on the certain and progressive improvement in their property, both ns regards public estimation and con- vertible value. The Railway hils fiat yet received that attention which its merits appear to demand. The distance traversed by it is short; yet passing-, as it does, through an uninterrupted'succession of valuable mineral pro perty, it connects numerous and vast iron works and collieries with a commodious port undergoing most important improvements; and has guaranteed to it an a mount of existing trade which secures an abundant revenue, without calculating on the large increase which must accrue from the facilities which it will furnish when once fAirly put in motion. "#1 Mr Edwards Vauglian, who was Gazetted last week as Saeriff for this county, has been excused serving that office. Mr Lucas, of Stouthall, having been also excused, it is expected that Mr Jones, of Fonmon Castle, will serve the office. Mr Henry Seton, of the Chancery Bar, has been appointed to the Judgeship of the Supreme Court of Calcutta, vacant by the lamented death of Sir Ben- jamin Malkin. LLANTRISSKNT, FEB. 13.-The first spring fair here this day, was not very cheering. Stock of all kinds, particularly store cattle, nearly unsaleable; probably, the protracted severity of the winter and the fear of short keep, may have operated unfavourably. A good cow (and calf,) of three or four years old, would scarcely fetch above £ 7., which a few years ago would have fetched from tio. low. to £"12.; fat sheep, reached about 6.1. per pound. The Sunderland Beacon, of the 7th inst., contains» in eight closely printed columns, the report of a Con- servative manifestation, in Durham, on the 2nd inst. The Marquis of Londonderry presided at the dinner. The speeches were distinguished by great spirit and eloquence, and the whole affair was an auspicious revival of Conservative principles and feelings, such as may well make the Canadian Dictator, John George, Earl of Durham, tremble for his popularity. CoWES FEB. õ.- The Clementina, Brand, from Cardiff to London, was run foul of last night by the Cecilia, Beckirtan, from Manilla, and lost bow-sprit, and the latter boat, bulwarks, &c. The Rev. William Raver, of Tidcombe Rectory, Tiverton, has remitted &I() to the Rector of Saint Athans, for distribution amongst the poor of that parish. The Hope, of Chepstow, was on shore near Belfast the 3d instant—cargo (timber) landed. — Welshman. WILD SWANs.-A flock of wild swails passed over Cardiff last week, and were observed flying very low, by a labouring man living in one of the back streets, He took a loaded gun from his chimney- piecr, and stamiing at his door, brought down one of them. The shot having merely winged the feathered stranger, it was purchased by Whitlocl* Nicholl, Esq of Adainsdown, under whose patronage it appears to be gradually do Lilest it-ttiti (z, -Ibid. JESUS COLI.EGE, OXFORD.-Two Scholarships are now vacant, open to natives of North Wales, under i-l years of age, one having a preference to Anglesea. The Election is fixed for Tuesday, the Otit of March, and Candidates are required to deliver to the Princi- pal and Fellows letters announcing their intention of presenting themselves, at least one day before the examination, which is to commence on Friday, the 2nd of March. A new writ was on Tuesday ordered for the borough of Pembroke, in the room of Hugh Owen Owen, Lscj he having vacated by accepting the stewardship of the Chiltern hundreds. Landaff Candlemas Fair, on the 9th, exhibited only a thill show of Stock, and the demand was also very limited, especially for store cattle, the consumption of keep having been greatly augmented by the long- continuance of cold cutting weather. Fat stock brought, for beef, 5d. to (5d and mutton, 0.1. to ôd. per In.; prices which will not remunerate the feeder. For several years scarcely auy horses were exhibited at this fair; but latterly they have increased amaz- ingly. Not many buyers attended at the late fair, and the prices were consequently low. Many years ago this was considered a great cheese fair; but, for some time, the quantity pitched has been gradually diminishing. The prices of the best were about 7<1:; mixed sheep and cow's milk, Gd.; and skimmed cheese about 5d. a pound. T»u GOLDEN MILE.—Many derivations of the origin of the name of this place have been suggested. It appears to us not improbable that it might have been the spot from width AntqJIIllus dated his ad- measurement to Caerleon and Caerwent, eastward, and to Neath, &c., westward, and tnence called (as was the custom of the Romans) Miliar urn Aurcum, or the Golden Milestone. The celebrated Mdiarum Aurcum, from which all the Roman Roads were mea- e sured, was onlv discovered ill 1B23 This curious monument was found on the side of the Forum Romanum at the foot of the Capitol. SOUTH WALES CIRCUIT. Before Mr Justice Coltman. Glamorganshire.—Thursday, March I st, at Swansea. Pembrokeshire.—Thursday, March 8th, at Haver- fordwest. Cardiganshire.—Tuesday, March 13til, at Cardigan. Carmarthcnshire.-Friday, March 16th, at Car- marthen. Btcccushirc.—Friday, March 23, at Brecon. Radnornhira.—Wednesday, March 28th, at Pres- teign. OXFORD CIRCUIT. Before Mr Baron Alder son and Mr Baron Gurney. Bcrkslure.-Saturday, Fcb 24th, at Reading. Shropshire.—Saturday, March 17th, at Shrewsbury. Herefordshire.—Friday, March 23d, at Hereford. Monmouthshire.—Wednesday, March 28th, at Monmouth. Gloucestershire.-S,ituro,iv, March 31st, at Glou- cester. <{"i"# ,## ELECTRICAL SOCIETY. Saturday Eveninq.-A communication frnm Martyn Roberts, Esq. was read, detailing phenomena, new to him, and seemingly of great interest, observed in the course of experiments on theapplication ol galvanism to manufactures. A copper tube, three, iucucs long, one inch diameter, immersed in sea-water, was con- nected with one end of a galvanometer; in tlie tube was placed a rod of zinc three inches long, half an inch diameter, in connexion with the other end of the gal variometer. Temperature of,So- Deviation of Gulvano- lutiull of Suit., 50° F. muter 30° —— 213 I 05 Same arrangement in rain water; Temperature 55° F. ioll ——— 210 Deviation. 23 Rod of iron substituted for, and same size as zinc rod Temperature 50° P. Deviation 15° 115 M ■—- 120 32 170 —— 35 175 36 180 37 —— 200 —— 39 205 .—— 40 —— 210 —— 41 These facts Mr Roberts presumed had not been before noticed, and he hoped they possessed some claims to the attention of the Electrical Society. COPPER OilES SOLI) AT SWANSEA Feb. 14th, 1833. Mims. 9,1 Cwts. Purclascrs. ;C. s. d Allillies 99 Vivian and Sons 8 1 0 Ditto 98 Ditto.. 9 10 6 Ditto 90 Williams, Foster, and Co 11 13 6 Ditto 80 Vivian and Sons 11 a 0 Ditto 74 Co. 9 f.5 6 I)itt,o 73 Ditto. 10 15 0 Ditto 72 Ditto 9 6 6 Ditto 70 Freeman and Co. 9 1 0 Ditto 57 Williams, Foster, and Co 9 8 6 Ditto 5(5 Mines Royal Co. 8 5 G Ditto 47 Benson, Logan, and Co. 9 15 0 Ditto 41 Freeman and Co. II 2 6 Ditto 39 Sims, Willyams, Ne- vill, Druce, & Co. II 7 6 Cilili 75 Williams, Foster, and Co. 18 It 0 Ditto 6 2 Vivian and Sons 18 IS G Ditto 87 Ditto 1G 19 6 Ditto 42 Williams, Foster, and co 1G 10 0 Ditto 24 Vivian and Sons 55 6 G Ditto 22 Williams, Foster, and Co. 56 13 0 Ditto 12 Ditto 51 17 0 Ditto 8 Vivian ijniJ Sons 50 3 6 Ditto G Williams, Foster, and Co 53 2 0 Ditto 4 Ditto 52 4 0 Cronebanc 124 Crown Copper Com. Vivian, and Sons, and WilliamSjFos- tcr,andCo. 5 9 6 Ditto 51 Crown Copper Co.. r 5 IS 6 Tigrony 112 Williams, Foster, and Co. 5 12 0 Ballymurtagh OS Pascoe Grenfell and Co$i G Ditto 46 Dittc 3 4 6 Ditto 45 Ditto 3 15 6 Ditto 40 I)itto 3 11 0 Ditto 38 Ditto 3 7 0 Ktiot,.kii!,il'Otl 91 Vivian and Sons S 11 6 Ditto 69 Williams, Foster, and Co. 9 11 0 Ditto S6 Mines Royal Co 9 6 0 Norway. 99 Will ams, Foster, and I Co., and Mines Royal Co. 8 1 6 Ditto Qi Vivian and Sons, 22 8 6 Ditto 6 Williams, Foster, and Co. 40 4 0 Valparaiso 102 Ditto 17 15 6 Ditto 29 Ditto. 17 14 6 Ditto 22 Mines Royal Co 18 0 0 Cobre. 92 Sims, Willyams, Ne- vill, Druce, and Co 20 2 6 Ditto 33 Pascoe Grenfell and Sons. 2Q 1 6 Chili Gt Vivian and Sons 16 5 0 Ditto 5 Ditto 31 15 6 Sygun 28 Mines Royal Co 7 5 6 Ditto 14 Crown Copper Co. 2 18 6 Ditto 5 Ditto 2 16 0 Llauberris. 2S Williams, Foster, and Co 5 6 6 1 Orwysycocd.. 13 Crown Copper Co. 4 12 0 1553 POLICE. AiiERDAitE, FEBRUARY 15rn, 1838. [Before G. R. MORGAN, It. FOTHER.JIOL, W. THOMAS, and E. M. WILLIAMS, ESORS., and C. MAVHERY, Clerk.] Walter Walters, John Griiffths, and David ITopkin, constables ot the parish of Aberdare, were summoned by Thomas White, for entering his house and ille- gally distraining his goods for arrears of rent, alleged to be due to Mr Parry. It appears that a tenant ol' Parry's had remove! his goods to avoid a distress, and that Parry had obtained a warrant to follow the re- moved goods to the house of one William Wilcox. The constables, not finding them in Wilcox's house, proceeded, without a warrant, to tlio house of the complainant and seized the goods in question. The evidence being conflicting as to their ownership, one witness proving that she had secti the goods conveyed at night from the house of the tenant to that of the complainant, the magistrates, after severely repri- manding the constables for their irregular and unau- thorised proceedings, allowed the. parties to retire and arrange their dispute. A Special Session, for hearing appeals against the poor rates of the several parishes within the Upper Division of Miskin, and also for the appointment of overseers of the poor was then appointed to be holden on I'hursdiy, the 29th dag of March next, at the Boot Inn, Aberdare. Since the foregoing was in type we hive re- ceived another account of the same transaction which we insert at the request and on the authority of a correspondent on whom we can rely. A more flagrant breach of law, by officials of law, was never recorded in this journal, from the first hour of its existence to the present day. James Spragg, a master navigator, of Aberdare, rented a house of Win. Parry, fur a year or "a twelve lIlontll but as the rent appears to have been paid monthly, a dispute arose as to. lunar, or "calendar," and the landlord distrains seizes a pig worth from 70 to SO shillings—buys it himself at the sale, and no account is heard of the difference; perhaps it is swal- lowed up in the expences. Spragg quits the house at. I the expiration of a year, and removes his furniture. The landlord obtains a search warrant upon the house ol W i liam Wi'.cox, under the pretext of lowing a distress on the furniture of Spragg for the amount of the thirteenth month's rent, it is placed in the. hands of three Aberdare constables, who not finding the furniture in the house of Wilcox, go to that of Thomas Wuite, and without producing any other aut inri y than the staff, seize furniture to the amount of five or six pounds, which they deposit at a public house for the purpose of sale. White obtained a summons against the constables, and the case was heard in Petty Sessions before W. Thomas, R. Fothergill, T. Morgan, E. :\1. Williams, of Garth lIall. Esqrs-, and Rev. C. May berry, on Wednesday; who, after hearing the evidence^ ex- pressed their decided censure of the conduct of the constables, and recommended not only restitution çf the property, but also compensation for tle outrage. This was agreed to, and the allair ended by the land- lord giving Mr Spragg a receipt in fall. An attempt was made to show that the lunsiture seized in the house of White was the property of Spragg, but even if this could have been substantiated, the search warrant was applicable to the house of Wilcox only. We hope this statement will be a caution to land- lords, tenants, and (, otisL;ible,to the two former to ascertain correctly the meaning of an agreement, and to the latter to keep within the law. MERTHYU, THR SAVINGS' BANK.. — Let no poor person forget there is within his :-each a Savings' Bank, in which the may deposit in time of health and strength a provision for the time of sickness and deoay. Suppose a young person at the age 'of twenty was to place eighteen pence a week in the Savings' Bank, instead of spending it in drinking and folly, the amount saved at the end of the year would be £ 3 18s.; to viiieti, if he tdded two stiii- lings, he would be entitled to the intere-t on 94. Let him, in the same manner, add X4. every year to his savings, and continue so to do till the age of forty-that is to say, for twenty years at that time be will iind, that although he has placed but £80. in the Savings' Hank, he has become entitled to upwards of £ 120.; in fact, that the interest has amounted to above half as much as the whole sum he had saved. Surely a consideration of the above will induce many to acquaint themselves with the advantage of the Savings, Bank.

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