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MR. FAUN DELL, (Chorister to their late Majesties George 111. and 1 V. also of the Philharmonic and Ancient Coiicc; ts,) PROFESSOR OF S;-n-ling,:Zliano-:rort- and Thorough- Bass, HAS the honour of announcing fo the Ladies and Gentlemen resident in C A R I>1 FF, COW FSHI I)GR, BRIDGEND, NK.aTH, and their espective Vicinities, that incompliance with the wish expressed hy several Fa- imliesot distinction. ho intends regularly vi^it'ng each of these places, f, r the pnruosc of giving Instructions in the above accomplishments He therefore hopes to be favoured witl, a share of pub'ic patronage, which it will he his constant endeavour to merit, hv paying the strict. est a'tention to 'he dutifs of his Profession. Communications, addressed to his residence, J5, Burrows, Swan^e i, will meet instant attention. 31st Jan., Id38. TO LANDED PROPRIE rORS—COAL AND IRON MASTERS, &c. Tho JtJj;ij@:qJ 21 31 oc JN Mineral and Land-Surveyors, Civil Engineers, &.C., Neath, REG to state that they have taken a House and Offices io BRI DG 1'N D. in addition to the Esta- blishment at NEVTH, and in future will carry on their Business in both the above Towns. Communications addressed to either will at all times meet with prompt attention. Levels taken for Roads, Draining, &c. DOWLAI3. Co be =131tl Dp Auction, By Mr THOMAS DAVIES, At the BUSfI INN. DOWL11S, on MONDNY, FEB fit-AIIY 26:h, 1838, positively at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, lubject to such conditions as shall be the a produced, ALL that Desirab'e BEER-HOUSE, called Hie LAMB & FLAG, now in full Business with all the Appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate in Well Street, Dowiais. near the New Market. The Premises are held under a Lease from the Dowiais Iron Company, for a term of Three Live, wi h a IC venar,, an the part of the Dowiais Company to insert a new Life io the Lpue within twenty years, in case either of the persons named should hapnen to die wi'hiu that period, upon payment of the nominal sum of five shilling*. r Further particulars may bp obtained from W ni. 1 erkm*. Fqq.. Solicitor, or the Auctioneer, Bush lun, Merthyr Tyd il. MERTHYR T Y D V I L. Is' O T I C E. ito be Jscltr & action, By Mr THOMAS DAVIES, At the nOeSE next to the MANCHESTER WARE- HOUSE,on MONDAY,the 26th of FEBRUARY, 1838 I A QUANTITY of EXCELLENT HOUSEHOLD U\ FURNITURE, OR A PER Y. &e., consisting of a Square Pianoforte. Mahogany Ntaho- gsny Pembroke Table, E'ght good Mahogany Hair- bottom Chairs and Two FIljiw tlitte, Bed Steps, Bed Room Chairs and Dressing Table, Two Swing Looking Glastpg, Two Brass Fenders. Two 18-Gallon Casks, Carpf-te., Driigjett, &c. Sa(itile and firi(ile; l,ot of Boxes, Sacks, Ropes, Hampers, Sauge Baskets, Shop Blinds. Sec, Cotton Cords, Moleskins. Velvets. Broad Woollen Cloths, Cassimere*, Quilts, Cotton Sheets Counterpanes, Prints, &c. The Sale will begin at 2 o'clock in the Afternoon, and the whole will be Sold without reserve. GLAMORGANSHIRE. STo te jbij glurttott, Ey Mr E. LEYSHON, On THURSDAY, the 8:11 dav of \T\!?CH, 183S, at GABALV.A, near CARDIFF, T: E FARMING STOCK, nYPLDfENTS, Sec. JL &c., life property of J IIOGGRIDGE, Elq. consisting, among other a nicies, of Four excellent M ilch Cows (in Cdî,) One Yearling Heifer; a Brood Mare (in foal hv a well brpd Bay Horse f Profit,) Two Yearling Coits; Fifty-nine B.eeding Ewes; Two Store Pigs a useful ronv C'teady in harness.) a Gentleman'* well-finished Break.Pony, Gig and Har- ness, Pony Cart and Harness. Two Broad-Wheel Cirt* (nearly new,) quantity of Saddlery and Harness, J'aten' Chaff Culling Machine, Farmer's Lathe, Ploughs, Bee. JStc. Also, about EIGHT TONT,; OF PRIME HAY. The Sale to commence at 11 o'Clock in the forenoon. GLAMORGANSHIRE. A VERY IMPORTANT SALE OF OAK TIMBER. Upwards of 10,000 Trees WILL BE SOLD BY AUCTION, IN LOTS, Bv Mr AD VM MURRAY, At the SHIP AND CASTLE T'i. III the Seaport Town of NEATH on W EDN ES D A Y, 28 h M RCH next, 1833. unless an acceptable offer is made for the I.and and Timber by private treaty, of which due notice will be given. CAPITAL SHIP BUILDING TIMBER, fit for C the Navv and Merchant Service, standing near the Neath and Swansea J mction Canal, Sea-port of Neath, and the S vansea Canal. Wiliiatn Hunter, at Longford Court, will show the Timber; and for further Particulars, applv to Messrs. Tatlersall and Murray. Surveyors and Land Agents, 47, Parliament Street, London. Catalogues will be ready early in March. Letters to be post paid. SHROPSHIRE. TO BE LIT, some VALUABLE MKN1NG PROPERTY. Applv by letter, post paid, to Mr John Ward, Park Lane, Mad. ley. Shropshire. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. TVTOTICE IS HERERY GIVEN, that the next 1M HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING of the P HorH I ETn RS of this Company will he held, pursuant to the Act of Parliament, in LONDON, at the COM- P»NY'S OFFICE. PRINCE'S STRE! T, on TUES. y,, DAY, the 27th FEBRUA It f, at Twe:ve o'clock, for the Election of Six Directors, in the place of the same num- ber who will retire by Ballot, and for other purposes of business. The Chair will he takeft at One o'clock precisciy. W. U. SI M S. Chairman. ROBERT BRI'HIT, Deputy Chairman. The Dirrctors retiring hy Ballot are re-eligible under the provisions of the Act. The Transfer Books will be closed on Saturday, the 17th in-it., antL.will not be opened until after the said Half-Yearly General Meeting on the said 27th February. CONTRACT FOR WORKS. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. READING DISTRICT. NOTICE IS HERERY GIVEN, that the DIRECTORS will MEET at their OFFICE, No. 2. PRINCE'S STREET. BANK, on THURSDAY, the 22nd MARCH, at Twelve o'Clock. to receive TENDERS for the execution of the following Works CONTRACT No. 3.-R The Excavation and Formation of all the Earthwork, and the Construction of all Bridg, Culverts, and other Brickwork and Masonry, and the entire completion (excepting the laying the pertr.-Imf-nt rails) of that por- tion of the Line extending from the Bridge o. 1, H. now building over the River Thames at G;ithanii,tun, near Bassildon. Berks, to the Bridge over the Thamrs at jMouIsford, in the same County, being a distance of about 3 miles and 23 chain". CONTRACT No. -I.R. The Excavation and Formation of all the Earthwork, and the Construction of all Bridges, Culverts, and other Brickwork and Masonry, and the entire completion (excepting the laying the permanent rails) of that por- tion of the Line extending from the Bridge over the Thames at Moul-'ford, to a Road near Vauxhall Farm, in the Parish of Dudcot, County oi Berks, being a distance of about 6 miles and 4 chains. Plans and Specifications of the above Works may he feen, and Printed Forms of Tender obtained at the Company's Offices in Prince's Street, Ibnk, and also at the Radway Offiee at Streutlev, in Berks, on and after Monday the 26th instant. The Directors do not consider themselves bound to accept the lowest Tender, and they expect the pn ti. s to attend at the Olnce at One o'Clock on the 22tid March. CIIAS. A. SAUNDERS, >a t 'J'ilOMAS OSLER. J Secretaries. -+-a,t.¡,I¿,.z:z- WANTS A SITUATION, STEADY MAN who perfectly understands the GROCERY and LINEN DRAPERY Business, and who has had Fifteen itl hOlh. He is anxious tonndert.-ke a Situation as Manager of a Coui- oany's hnp, Respectable referent P. wid i." given. Apply to the Kditorof the Gazktti: and Guardian if by tetter, post p»i <. NOTICE is hereby si veil, that application will be made to Parliament in the next ensuing Session, for leave to britis; in a Bill for making and maintaining a Railway, to commence at or near Nantyrallor, III the parish of G'yueorrw^, in the county or nod to terminate ft Port Talbot, in the parish of Marram, in the same county. And also a Branch Railway from the said first-men- tioned Railway, to at or near the junction of a certain brook called the Giatjan with tile river Avon, and terminating at or near a certain firin-liouse ,-alit-d Fore I il;t ('s- f,'('Il. And also another Branch Railway from the, s.id first-mentioned Railway, to commence at Cymmnr, near the junction of the rhvrs Avon and Corrwsy, and terminating at 01' near the junction of a certain brook called Nant y Lladren with the said river Avon which said Railway and Branch Railways are intended to be made in and to pass from, in, through, or into the several parishes, townships, and other places of Margam, Aberavon, Michaelston-snper-Avon, Llan- jronoyd', and Glyncorrwg, or some of them, all in the said county of Glamorgan ttud to make and maintain all necessary lu'd^es, culverts, viaducts, tunnels, archways, embankments, buildings, stations, wharfs, depots, warehouses, roads, and other works, material and necessary to the said Railway and Branch Rail- I ways respectively, for thts more complete use of and enjoyment of the same. And it is intended to apply for powers to he granted in and by the said Bill to authorise the taking of such tolls, fares, dues, rates, rents, and sums of money, as sliall be mentioned in the said Bill; and for pur- chasing, taking and holding bt1(!:J, tenements, heredi- taments, and premises, within the said parishes, town- ships, and other places befora-meutioned and described, for the purposes nforesnid. And it is also intended to mpplv for power to be granted in and by the said Bill, to deviate from the said tine of the said intended Railway and Branch Railways, for the making of which respectively powers are so intended to be nppli. d for as aforesaid,To any extent not exceeding 100 yardsou either side of such line or lines as aforesaid. And it is likewise intended to apply for power to be granted in and bv the said Bill, to divert or alter till such road orroads its shall be necessary to be diverted or altered in the construction or formation of such Railway ami Branch Railways respectively, and forill and other powers and regulations usually granted in Acts of Parliament for undertakings of a like nature. And it is :1150 intended to apply for powers to be granted in and by the said Bill to purchase and make public, or to extend the provisionsof the said intended Bill to, an existing Railway from Cwm Evan- bach to Port Talbot aforesaid, belonging to Messrs Reynolds, Biothers, lying within the parish of Margam aforesaid, and also to an existing Tramroad from Cwm Avon Iron and Till Works to Port Talbot aforesaid, belonging to Messrs. John Vigurs and Co., passing through the several parishes, townships, or places of Michaelstone super Avon, Margam, and Aberavon aforesaid, and to unite the said Railways and Tram- road with each other and with the said intended Railway. And Notice is hereby likewise given, that a Map or Plan and Section, and also a Duplicate of such Map or Plan and Section, of the whole of such in- tended Railway and Branch Railways respectively, together with duplicate Books of Reference, will be .c of tiic Clet-k ol' the Peact, for deposited at the Office of the Clerk of the Peace for tile said County of Glamorgan, on or before the first day of March next. And likewise, that a Copy of so much of the said Map or Plan and Section, so to be deposited as aforesaid, as relates to each parish ,IV [if., through which the said Railway and Branch Railways lespcctivoiy are Intended to be made, together with a Book of Reference the reto, will be deposited with the Parish Clerk of each of the said parishes herein- before mentioned, on or before the first day of April next. And likewise, that a Copy of the said Plan, Section, and Book of Reference, will be deposited in the Private Bill Office of the Mouse of Commons, on or before the first day of April next. WILLIAM LLEWELLYN, Neath, 13th February, 1838, Solicitor. NoTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that applica- -L* tion is intended to be made to Parliament in the Next Se;;¡;i¡;n, for leave to bring in a Bill for making and maintaining a Railway or Railways, Tram Road or Tram Roads, to be called THE CWM GARW RAI LIVAY, to commence at or near Brach-y-Cvmmer in the Parish of Ltangeinor, in the County of Glamor- gan, and to terminate at the Dyffryn Llynii and Porth Cawl Railway, near Pentwyn Baydcn, in the Parish of Llaiviono-yd, itr the same County-, and also for mak- ing and Inaintai11ng « Hmnrli from :fnd nnt t}n.. ':H44 Railway or Railways, in the Parish of St. Brides minor, to unit or communicate with the. Bridgend Railway, in the same Parish, or in the Parish of Coity, in the same County, as may hereafter be determined on. And which said Railway or Railways, and Branch, will pass from, throniih, or into the several Parishes, Townships, Tythings, Hamlete, or Places, of Llangcinor, Braich-v- Cyinmer, otherwise Ili-,tcii C ymmar, Bettws, Cwm Dit, St. Bribe's Minor, Lhmgonoyd. and Coity, all in the County -of Glam'1rgan, or one of thein, and to make and maintain all nccessary Bridges, Culverts, Viaducts, Tunnels, Archways, Embankments, Build ings, Stations, Wharts, Depots, Warehouses, Roads, and other Works material an,1 necessary to the said Railwav or Tram Road, for the more com- plete use and enjoyment of the same. And it is in- tended to apply for powers to be granted in and by the said Bill, to authorise the taking of such Tolls, Fares, Dues, Rates, Rents, and sums of money, as shall be mentioned in the said Bill or Ililli and for purchasing taking, and holding Lands, tenements, Hereditaments, and Premises within the said several Parishes. Town- ships. Tythings, 4fandet, or places before m"ntion,d and described, for the I)ttrpoies aforesaid. A ii, I it is also inti nded to applv for powers to be granted in and by the said Bill or Bills, to deviate from the said Line of the said intended Railway, or Tramroad, for the making of which powers arc so intended to he applied for as aforesaid, as the same «il] be defined in the said intendt-d application to Parliament, to any extent, not exceeding one hutnlied yards, on either side of such Line or Lines as aforesaid.—And Notice is Hereby likewise Given, that it ij intended to applv for power to he granted in and by the said Bill or Bills, as the sains will be defined in such appli- cation to Parliament to divert or alter all such Road or Roads as shail be necessary to be diverted or altered in the construction or formation of such Rail- way or Railways, and Branch, and also to divert such Rivers, Canals, stream, or running waters, as the same may be required he diverted for the con- struction or formation of such Railway or Railways and Branch, and that it is intended to abandon or relinquish so much cf the present Rivers. Canals, Streams, or Running Waters, as shall he rendered unnecessary or useless, by reason of such diversion or diversions as aforesaid, or anv of them. AND NOTICE is Hereby Given, that a Plan and Section of such intended Railway and Branch, with a Book of Reference t thereto, 'will be depo- sited with the Clerk of the Peace for the said County of Glamorgan, on or before the First Day of March next. And a Plan and Section, so far as relates to each Parish, with the Books of Reference thereto, will he d< posited with the Parish Clerks of the respective Parishes traversed by the said Line of Railway, on or before the 3l3th Day of April, now next ensuing. Dated the 17th' Dav of February, 1838. W. ANDREWS, Solicitor for the Bill. .In c; 0 Is CHEMICAL ESSENCE OF UNSEED. An infallible remedy, FOR COUGHS COLDS HOARSENESS ASTHMA AND INFLUENZA. FROAT time immemorial LINSEED has been pro- verbial for its virtues in the cure of Coughs and Colds, but until the scientific experiments of Mr Simco led to the mrthod of Chemical Essence, it was mere y used in the foi-al of I tia, ptoducing an oily, disngreable, mucilage.. n The ''Chemical Essence. contams all the Medicinal virtues of Linseed in a highly concentrated form com- bined with other medicin.ils and herbs, producing a medicine of the most valuable nature, and which in an astonishingly short time has attained a sale altoge- ther unprecedented. A single trial will prove its best recommendation. A tradesman in Nonhampton called on the proprietor for a bottle of his Ess-ncc of Lindseed he w,, very hoarse, and could scarcely articulate: he had taken a severe cold by being exposed in a rainy day and sitting with his wet clothes on. He said he felt aching pains in his head and in all his limbs extreme la«itudc, and very feverish. He opened the bottle and took a sup immediately, w' ich sup was douh.e the ordinary dose (this was about two o clock in the after- noon, and his couah was then distressing) he returned home and went ti< t>ciif aliout nn hour a.ter wwich he -jrank II ¡'ain of warm 1(''1, and at night he to.)k a ¡jns!' more of the Essence of I-inseeri. and a basin of plain wrte,- grti(.l and the next morning he got "P "ee froin fever and pains, with his voice clear, the hoarseness and sore throat being quite cured, and his cough much abated. For other cases of cores, handbills at the Agents will exhibit such as no other medicine ever did nerform. Sold in B .tiles at Is. ljd., 2s. 9d. and 4i. 6.1. each. One 2s. 9d. bottle equal to three at Is. l^d. Sold by Mr D. Morgan, Merthyr Tyd ii, Mr Phillips, Cardiff; ,\Jr Dowdina. Monmouth Mr H. Willianis, Newpoit; and all venders. ,B. lnv Chemist who ha- it not wdl get it, if re- (pjpsied Wholesale.by Barclay and Son Sutton and Co. a-:d Boildington and Co. b9, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square, London, ;;t To Barents and Guardians. WANTED, in an old Established Business, a Respectable and well Educate:! YOUTH as an IN-DOOR APPRENTICE to a CHEMIST and D iLGGISl. He will he treated, in every respect, as one of the Family, and have every facility afforded of gaining a knowledge of the business. For particulars apply, if by letter post paid, to Mr Spencer, Chemist, &c., Broadmead, Uristol. Published this day, The Third Edition of the Second Volume of OLONJSk NAPIER'S HISTORY OF THE j WAR IN THE PENINSULA. Volumes 1. to V. sold separately. price 20;. each. TO BE COMPLETED IN SIX VOLUMES. ,S. T. and W. Boone, 29, New Bond Streets-London. Just llullished- Price One Shilling, S Y STE 51 OF M N EMONICS; by wh:ch th" Sai'red Scriptures, and ditTcrent Branches of Polite Learning may be easily committed to memory. The work is superior to anv thing of tjie kind ever publish«d, a Mirror to the Bib.e, a Tieasury to Politp Literature. On Monday the 26ih in-t., M r Barclay will deliver A LECTURE ON MNEMONICS AND ASTRONOMY, in the Merthyr Literary and Scientific Room, near -Pont run r111is. Books, Tickets, and Heads of Lecture, to he had of Mr Barclay, at "r J .ncs's Glebeland, aud of Mr J. E. Dibb, at the Merthyr Guardian Office. COMPANION TO SKETCllES OF YOUNG LADIES. In one volume small octavo, price 3s. boards, SKETCHES OF YOUNG GENTLEMEN; Contents—Dedication to the Young Ladies—The Out-and-Out Young Gentleman — Domestic Young Gentleman—Rashful Young Gentleman—Gentlemanly Youu Gentleman—" Throw ing-off'' Young Gentleman — Poetical Young (i f-n i lemari-Fi, illy Young Gentleman -Theatrical Yournr Gentleman — Military Young Gentle- man—Political Young Geti tie iiiaTI-Soorti ng Young Gen, Ladies' Y uing Gentleman, &c. See. With Six Illustrations by '• PHIZ." CH & HALL. tUG, Strand, London. Just Published, price 9; bound or with Fifty-five County Maps, 12s. G.I. bound, the SIXTH EDITION of LEIGH'S NEW POCKET ROAD BOOK OF ENGLAND AND WALES. Containing an Account of all the DIREC T and CROSS ROADS; tcgethar with a Description of every Remark- able Place; its Curiosities. Manufactures, Commerce, Population, and Principal Towns. To which are added. PLEASURE TOURS to the most picturesque parts of the Country, a; well as a new and correct list of MAIL- C )ACII ROUTES. The who:e forming a Complete Guide to every Object worthv the attention of Travellers. London LEIG I and SON. 421, Strand, (removed from 18.) Sold by J. E. Dibb. Hi^h Street, Merthyr Tydvil and by all Booksellers in Town and Country. JUST PUBLISHED, NEW LITERARY AND MUSICAL PERIODICAL. No 4. price Three-pence, to be continued Weekly, and Monthly, in a neat Wrapper, r-I"H SUNBEAM: a Journal devoted to Polile 1 Literature and Music. It will embrace Original Papers by the first Authois of the day, and Posthumous Writings hy Sir Walter Scott, I Thorn as Chatterton, Sir Egertun ISrydgc3, \V. H. Irelan-I, S. T. Coler dge, Ladv Caroline Lamh, ftobert Burns, Mrs'Mon-agu, &c. ok. ORIGINAL MUSIC BY Bishop, Bochsa, Sola, Barnett, Loder, Ka kbrenner. With Adaptations and Arrangements from Beethoven, Handel, Corelli, Haydn, MozHt, Weber, And all the Old Mas'.«rs. London: — Published for the Proprietors, by G. Berger Holywell Street, Strand. D JVVLAI3 BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION, A Established 18'35, UNDER TIIR IMMEDIATE PATRONAGE OF Lady Charlotte Guest, FOR THE RELIEF OF SUDDEN ACCIDEN'IS AND RARE INFIRMITIES. COMMITTEE. Rev. F>. Jenkins, President. Mr John Evans. Mr William Williams, J'rea- Mr John Russell. surer. Mr T f Mr Thomas Jenkins, Se- Mr George Martin, cretary. Mr James Jones. Mr David Roberts, Col- Mr Stephen Jones. lector. ^jc oavjj ['rice. lector. Mr DaviJ Price. ANMJAL sunscRinERs FOR 1S37, Dow]ai» Iron Co Q-' Q' J J. Guest. Esq., M.P. i! | | ] To 0 0 ir1,dy„P" 10 0 0 Mrs W wKihrun l,owlS n n K. J. Hutchins.Esq —^ J J J George Russell. Esq 2 0 Rev. Evan Jenkins • 0 C. J. Powell. Esq I 0 0 Mr John livans j 0 0 Mr Thomas Evans 0 0 Mr H.;v white » 0 Mr J C- W olnge „ 0 Mr J I. Davies } 0 0 Mr Thomas Harding j Q Q John Russell, Esq n 10 0 Mr W. Williams 0 10 0 Mr (>e'live Martin. 0 10 0 Mr John Watt 0 10 0 Messrs Purnell and William* ° 0 Irt 6 Mr Thomas Thompson ft IO 0 Mr n. P. po veil J « M r Junes Jones Q Q Mr Georire Kirkhonse () Mr W. Williams, Grocer 0 10 0 Mr Thomas Evans, ditto 0 10 0 Mr E. Gilbert q Mr Daniel Roberts 0 10 0 Mr David Jones 010 0 M r Thomas Prothero 0 10 0 Mr Thomas Puce 0 10 0 Mr Robert Frederick Q Q Mr L ewis Edwards Q Q Mr John Jones 0 5 0 Mr Samuel Rtishatch 0 fi 0 Air 0 5 0 Firemen's Fund 5 0 0 76 7 6 THE TREASURER IN ACCOUNT WITH THE DOWLAIS IJEXEVOLENT INSTITUTION', FOR THE YEAH 1S37. n/'o m, 11 X. d. 1837. To Balance in 1 reasurer s Hands 6 6 4 To Amount of Subscriptions 76 7 g 82 13 10 Cr. £ 1. d. Hv Relief granted to 2 H Cases 62 U 4 By paiit f ir Printing and Advertising 1 8 I) By paid Visitors and Secretary 5 7 g By Balance in Treasurer's Hands. 13 3 6 82 13 10 FMORRJSSAYCE, having been duly appointed t 5 VALUER, to apportion the RENT CH ARGE, in lioll of TITH ES. for the parish of ST. JOHN; the Hamlets of LI, If), BOLGOED and PEN- PONT, in the Parish of Llanspythid and the Hamlet of MAESC\R, in the Pjrish of Devynnock, in the County of Brccon, under the provisions of the Act of his late Majesty, William IV., 6 and 7, cap. 71, intituled An Art for the Commutation of I ithes in England and Wales." DO HEREBY CALL A PUBLIC MEETING of the PROP IETORS of LVNDS in the said Parisli be ho',i,- at th(' Bl, .1, INN, in tl)p and Hamlets, to be holden at the BELL INN, jn t))p Town f B on the 8th day of MARCH, 183S, at Noon at which Meeting, all Proprie- tors of Lands, having any Maps or Plaiii '.hereof, are requested to produce the same and such Proprietors are further requested, then -,tticiptliere, to instruct the said Valuer as to what Maps are to be used for the put- poses of the Apportionments, 1)11 upon such other points as are required by the Act 6 and 7 W. IV., c. 7 1, -nd I V Ict. c. (7,9.; aad. in default thereof, I s'iali proceed to such apportionment, under the general powers vetted in me bv the said recited Acts. Feb. 14, IS"8. MORRIS S\YCE. I the undersigned, beina: a Tithe-Owner, 9 within the Parish of M ACHEN, in the Coun- ties of MONMOUTH and GLAMORGAN, whose interest is not less than One-fourth p,rt 0f whole value of the Tithes in the said Parish, DO BY T.iIS NOTICE in writing under my hand C I.[. A PAROCIIfVI. MEETING OF LAN!)-' OWNERS AND IT TH H-OWN E S within ,hft |jm„s of the said Parish, for the purpose of making an AGREEMENT FOR TIIE GENERAL COMMUTA- TION ()K TITHES within the limits of the said Parish, pursuant to 'he provisions of an Act passed iri the 6;h and 7th years «f the reign of his late Majesty, King WilUam the Fourth, intituled An Act for the Coin- nutation of Tithes in England and Wales and I DO HEREBY ALSO GIVE NOTICE, that such MEETING WILL RE HELD at the SCHOOL-HOUSE, in the said on WEDN' SO.AY, the. Fouiteenth day ofi MARCH next, at the hour of Twelve o'clock at noon. Given under lay band this Tenth Day of February 1838, AUGUSTUS MORGAN, Beetvr oj the ,aid Purish.. t.ti:t,c:æ -snvo GOO!) ROOMS TO LET, WELL FUR- I N IS H K D, situated in High Street, Merthyr Ty,lvil. Apply at the MERTHYR GUARDIAN OFFICF; if by letter post paid. S T E A M ENGINE. WANTED IMMEDIATELY, for a Colliery, a SECOND H\Nl> CRANKED F.N(!IN K to reverse, in good working condition, from 2i to 26 Horse Power. with or without a Boiler. A'pt. (I)()st p"id) to th.. II aenavon Iron and Coal Company, near Abergavenny. February 2Z, 1838. Merthyr Tydvil Turnpike Trust, and siutinant and Rhydyblem Turnpike Trust. Notice IS hereby given, that the gene- ..I.. ral ANNUAL MEETING f the TRUSTEES 01 COMMISSION!? S of each of these Trusts. WILL RE HELD on MONDAY, the 19th Day of MARCH nex>. at Twelve o'clock at Noon, pursuant to the direction of an Act passed in the 3rd and 1h years ot the rcil: of his latc \lajl's'Y Kin,: \Vil!ialll the Fourth, re- quiring the Annual Statements of the Trllstes and Commissioners of Turnpike Roads to he transmitted t" the Secretary of State, and afterwards laid before Par- liament. WM. DWIES, Clerk to the Trustees of each Trust. Merthyr, Feb. 23rd, 1838.
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FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. o FRANCE. The proceedings of the Chamber of Deputies prin- cipally occupy the columns of the Paris journals. The 'of Marino nil Saturday week urged the danger for the tranquillity of the colonies that had arisen out of a motion before the Chamber, "that the children of slaves born hereafter s.'nll be free." After a debate, the question that the measure be taken into consideration was put and earned by a larjft! majority. The Carlists make the most harrassing attacks on the Baron do Meer, who is advancing to relieve Cordova. Barcelona was tranquil. The opposition press declares tint the Ministry is on the point of dissolution. CANADA. Sktziuie OF Bois Blanc ry tiif. Rkof.ls.—We have received, by extraordinary express, New York papers up to the date ot the 2:)th ult. inclusive, which were received yesterday afternoon at Liverpool by the Hibernia transit vesssel. Tiieir contents are important, inasmuch as they afford the cheering as- surauce, that however hostile the predatory and piratical hordes by whom the frontier is infested may be to the union and interests of (treat Britain, the American executive have promptly and 111:1111 nlly in terfered to protect and mainhin them. These papers say, that the Canadians have captured a seliooti(-r to the r(,,be,,s V. 011 board, and four pieces of canaon. The Hami lton (Upper Canada) Gazette reduces the number to 20 individuals 0:1 board. Fheso journals also state that intelligence bad been received at Toronto, that the rebel Diiii -oiiil)t,, with 3000 men, who had reached him from Detroit, had taken po.session of Bois Blanc.. !t is necessary to caution the reader not to place too great a reliance upon either of these statements, until they shall fiad tlietn continued from other sources because the A papers ivliicli bring the news have evidently received their informal ion from cor- respondents favourable to the rebel Stantiird, Feb. 20.
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IMPE R Li L PAaL Tvd..lIE N T. 1&J. HOUSE OF LORDS.—WEDNESDAY, pcb. 1L Their Lordships did not assemble this afternoon. HOUSE OF LOItDS-TnuRsr>AY, Feb. 13. After the presentation of several petitions, Lord BROUGHAM, at the request of the Earl of Ripon, consented to the postponement of his motion on Negro Apprenticeship and the Slave Trade until lues- day next. The Earl of RIPON intimated his in.tention of post- poning the second reading of the Sodor and Mann bill until Thursday next. Lord IlitOUGII-IAI presented a number of petitions in favour of the Ballot and an extension of the stilFrage. Also several petitions in favour of the entire abolition of Negro Apprenticeship. The Learned Lord likewise presented two petitions from I?rig1¡ton and London, praying for a remission of the sentence passed on the Glasgow cotton-spinners. With reference to the last petitions, the Nobte Lord said, that in consequence of a defence which had been undertaken in another place, it became nocei3 kry for him to move for the production of a copy of the indictoncnt first issued against the cotton- spinners, of the interlocutor pronounced by the High Court of Justiciary at Edinburgh, of the second indict- ment, of the dates of the first, arrest, of the liberation, second arrest, trial, and conviction of the same persons, and for the copy of the verdict and ultimate sentence of the Court of Justiciary. These papers, he thought, I would fully show whether he had or had not been cor- rect in the statements he had made. Viscount MELBOURNE thought there could he no objection to the production of these papers, as they merely were of a legal character. He objected h owever to the Learned Lord's forming any inference from their nreduction or non-production, as to whether or not the Law Officers of Scotland had neglected their duty. At 'he same time he could not hut regret that the Learned Lord had taken the view of the subject he appeared to entertain, as the condemnation of the Law Officers of tho Crown was neither more or less than a great encourage- ment to Associations such as that the verdict and sen- tence of the Scotch Courts had, he trusted, entirKy put down. Lord BROUGHAM replied, that neither the opinion ,)f the Noble Lord, or of any other person, should pre- vent him from: doing that which he conceived to be his duty. The Duke of WELLINGTON, believing that there was no grievance in any country equal to that which the existing systcm of Combination had upon the Working Classes, earnestly entreated Ministers to take such mea- sures as would effectually p-it them down, and expressed his gratification at finding that a Committee of the Com- mons was appointed to inquire into the subject. BANKING COPARTNERSHIP HILL. The LORD CHANCELLOR moved the second reading of this bill, and stated in brief terms that it was rendered necessary by a late decision of the Court of Exchequer, which prevented any Joint Stock Company from making any rccovcry of a debt, of otherwise, if a Clergyman happened to be shareholder of any such Company. Lord DEN MAN thought it absolutely necessary that the bill should pass; and although he was greatly op- posed to .ex post facto laws, he did think that the persons who set up the defence in the Excliaqner ought to be orought under the operation of this bill when passed into a law. Lord ELLENBOROUGH said, although he saw that the bill must be passed, he regretted that any necessity existed for the passing of an ex post facto enactment.— The bill wa, then read a second time, and the House adjourned. HOUSE OF COMMONS—THURSDAY. The LORD ADVOCATE reported that the Rox- burgh Election Committee had that morning received a letter from Mr Jas. Duff, the Member for Banffshire, stating the indisposition of that Hon. Member, and that 'he Committee had accordingly adjourned till to-morrow. The House was immensely crowded this evening. The following Members were sworn to serve upon the Committte :—Mr Be-.ves, irr Dashwood, Mr Aglionby, thi lIon. T. Dundas. Mr Milnes, Lord Russell, Sir 11 Campbell, Sir R. Phillips, Mr J. Parker, Mr Houstoun, and Ifr Alston. The Lord Advocate presented a petition from Leitli in favour of the Ballot. Petitions were also presented from Bristol, Stamford, Perth, Wakefield, Lincoln, Guild- lord, Kilkenny, York, Gloucester, various places in Perthshire, Maidstone, Bury, Southwark, Chelmsford, Colchester, Braintree, Carnarvon, Ipswich, Glasgo.v, vaiiou; places in Ireland, &c. Some of these petitions also prayed for Universal Suffrage and shorter Par- liaments. Mr M'Cann, a surgeon, was then called in, and de- posed that Mr Duff was too ill to attend to his duties upon the Roxburgh Election Commute; and on the :notion of the Lord Advocate, the Hon. Member was excused from further attendance on the Committee. The following Members were sworn to serve upon the Bristol Election Committee —Mr Ball, Mr T. D'Eyn- court, Mr W. Curry, Mr E. Stanley, Mr Gibson Craig, ,I r (-. Wilhraham, Ilr It. Etwall, Mr Brodie, Mr C. Wood, Sir C. Coote, and Mr T. Marsland. The petitions respecting the ballot were then pro- ceeded with. They were, among other places, from Hertford, St. Alban's, Kilkenny (four). Highgate, Car- narvon, AVemyss. Kilmarnock, Cornwall, Helston, Not-- wich, Canterbury, Cupar Fife, County of Haddington, Oldham, Oxfordshire, &c. In answer to a question from Lord Ebrington, Mr S. lUCE said it was his intention to bring in a Bill in to the British Claimants for compensa- tion upon the Spanish Government arising out of the PCliin:HI! ar war. THE BALLOT. r r GROT E the;! rose to move, according to notice, for leave to bring in a Bill for taking the election of Members of Parliament by Ballot. The Hon Member observed that h could scarcely flatter himself that he ■ hoaid advance much new argument on the subject in addition to what had been urged on former occasions. He mai".r iinad that the whole of our representative system in all its maih features was paralysed by abuse, by bribery, by nomination, and by intimidation. He then cited the speeches of. several candidates of all parties at the late election, complaining of intimidation, to sho v the prevalence of the evil, for which, as n, other rem. dy was proposed, he thought it indi,- pensable to try Ih" Ballot. Such an experiment, he said, could not fairly be considered as breaking in upon the principle of the Reform Bill, because at principle had, ia the progress of the measure through Parliament, been so materially changed fr.nn its original liberality as to require some comp msation to the popular cause- a necessity which the late elections had increased. Knowledge, according to Lord Bacon, being power, and the present object hin to tnko away tha pmrer of the Aristocracy over the votes of their dependents, the plainest course was to take away the knowledge of those votes. Under the Ballot spontaneous promises would s ill be k reluetant ones coald not he asked. To ask a reluctant promise was in his judgment as culpable as to tamper with a juror or a witness. The method he proposed would purge the representative system of all its abuses, would sweep away all interested hindrances would e:,a.!i.1te corruption, Mid Jnt a1 end t.) the out- rages too i/ten art -.ins; from political effervescence. By adopting th Ballot, the House would build the remedy on a rock that no artifices could damage, or disturb, and .vith that impression he would cease not to call for the Ballot I, ii he succeeded. He had full confidence in his countrymen that they would not suffer the freedom of election to perish from want of a proper guarantee i lie IJ on. Memb r concluded a long and extremely temperate address amidst loud cheers. Mr WARD seconded the motion. He enlarged at great length upon the intimidation practised under the the present system, more especially towards the f50 tenants at will, and called upon Sir Robert Peel, as a statesman pledged against all proved abuses, to support this remedy, or furnish one of his own. He disputed toe validity of an argument of the Right Hon. Baionet, that if the electors were to vote in secret, the system of secret voting must be equally expedient for the clected; and he disputed it on this distinction, that the electors have a right of their o.vn, the elected a trust for others. He laid it do .vn.^broadly and unqualifiedly, that the electors throughout the kingdom were entitled to the benefit of Ballot voting, because they have a right to protection in the enjoyment of their property and the elective lie maintained, was a property ,and not a trust. Ileth-n adverted to the Noble Lord's (John Russell) declaration against the Ballot, as having strongly increased the public feeling of its necessity, and reminded the House of the speeches in its favonr which had been made by Sir John Hobhouse, Air P. Thomson, Sir Hussey Vivian, and Sir Henry Parnell From these gentlemen, and others who had pledged their opinions, the people expected a plain answer on this question, aye or no; and if a Government opposi- tion to it should be attempted, he must tell Ministers that, irom that moment, a new combination of parties would arise. Mr SIDNEY HERBERT opposed the motion. He admitted that intimidation was an evil, but there were species of intimidation which no legislative act would reach. The Hon. mover and seconder had shown that a remedy was wanted, but not that theirs was a remedy which would succeed. Intimidation would not be dimi- nished and as to bribery, it would be positively in- creased, because, as there would be no pay unless the oorruptor were returned, very many would willingly in- vest their money in a seat who would have declined to spend the sarn2 sum upon an uncertainty. There was a trustiiicaeli elector to be faithfully discharged; if the vote were a mere property, unaccompanied with trust, if the elective franchise he property (as stated by the Hon. Member for St. Alban's), it might undoubtedly be fairly bought and sold like any other property. The efect of the Ballot would be to create a regular system for the violation of duty hy perpetual falsehood. Mr CAVENDISH opposed the motion on account of the utter inefficiency of the Ballot, and expressed a hope that Ministers would suggest some other remedy. Mr JAMES argued in favour of the motion, and ad- verted to the time when Mr Ilicardo, Mr Hume, and himself were almo3t the only Members who openly sup- ported vote by Ballot. He should give his cordial assent to the motion. Lord SANDON opposed the motion and ridiculed the doctrine of the lIon. Member for St. Alban's, that the elective franchise was property. "This doctrine," ob- served the Noble Lord, that the elective franchise is property, is a very different doctrine from that pro- mulgated by the supporters of the Heform Bill, at the time when that measure was introduced. Then, we were assured that the electors under the old system were to lose nothing by a change that was about to deprive them of a privilege which they had exercised from time im- memorial. The old electors we were told were to lose nothing, because the elective franchise was not a pro- perty, but a trust for the general benefit. The claim of vested rights which was advanced on behalf of the old electors was then laughed at by the vcry same gentle .-Ii now tell us that the elective franchise is a pro- perty." Sir E. L. BULWER supported the motion, and maintained it to be better that a man should lie to his landlord by breaking his promise, than lie to his countr by voting against his conscience. The man," said the Hon. Member, "who should, under the Ballot system, he guilty of deceit, in order to escape intimidation would be only guilty of falsehood towards one indivi dual, whereas the man who under the present system of open voting has rccource to dcccit, violates a great pub- lic duty. The latter is beyond comparison the greatei (,fTe-,i(ler of the t,.vo." He (Mr Bulwer) had been sus- pected of wishing for office, but h" disclaimed that wish thus publicly, in order that he nrght not be misunder- stood in now speaking plainly to the leader of the Government. Ile. would ask the Noble Lord (John Russell) whether Ministers could go on much longer, accepting the support of the Radicals, yet proscribing their opinions, enjoying the sweets of office themselves, and yet discouraging those who in every town in England were keeping up the struggle for their cause ? Lord JOHN RUSSELL said that the evil, though serious, had been much exaggerated. It the people had submitted to such wholesome intimidation as the Hon Member for London apprehended, the inference would be that the spirit of liberty was extinct in such a nation, and that no mechanical device would restore it. The admission that under the Ballot deceit was inevitable and the accompanying attempt to justify that deceit, gave him a strong repugnance to the proposal. He thought electors, like Members and like Ministers should exercise their functions under the public eye and he was glad that those who denied the franchise to be a trust had not alarmed the country by setting up that doctrine at the time of the Reform Bill, when the light of voting was taken away from so many boroughs. upon the very ground that the franchise was not a pro- perty in the inllividnal, bnt a trust for the public. The concession of the Ballot would lead to further changes. The non-electors, when they should find themselves excluded from the view of what the electors were doing at the poll, would insist on the extension of the fran- chise to tbemselvss. Not a few of the leading advocates of the Ballot had already avowed ulterior objects,—for example, Lord Brougham and Mr Warburton, the latter of whom professed to value the Ballot chiefly as a step to an extension of the suffrage—a vague phrase, which might mean anything. To bestow the Ballot system upon the existing constituencies would, his Lordship observed, be to render the electors irresponsible at once to those above and those below them. He thought that intimidation did affect a proportion of the voters, but lie considered it to be a very small proportion still he was not disposed to resist the opinion that the evil was one of very considerable magnitude and he warned the wealthy landlords of the kingdom either to abandon coercion and intimidation, or to be prepared for the con- sequences. "Though I," said the Noble Lord, "may take no part in the proceeding, ii those who have power in the country, instead of compulsion, do not resort to conciliation, they may find this question gaining strength from year to year, until at length that which I consider a great evil ii forced upon the Government." Rice, of Dover, supported the motion as did Mr Hall, Lord Worsley. Captain Pechell, Mr ElUce, and Mr Slaney and it was opposed by several Members who usually give their support to Ministers. Much dis- turbance prevailed throughout the house. When any Radical declaimed for the Ballot, the Conservatives were impatient and noisy when any Whig opposed it, the Radicals were equally tumultuous. Sir R. PL L at length rose, and order was restored. He intimated that the Hon. Member for St. Alhan's, who had blamed him for not having come forward in the debate, would have been fortunate, after his speech of the night, if the crime of silence had been predicable of him. He maintained that it was h. fallacy to assert that the elective franchise did not involve a trust, and pointed out the gross inconsistency of the men who clamour for publicity in all other things, and yet insist on securing secrecy to voters at elections. The ballot- box, h said, was at best but a mechanieal effort applied to the production of great moral results. He denied the connection of the desired results with (he means by which it was proposed to attain them and he called upon the House to bear in mind, that whatever effects mechanical skill was fitted to produce, might be counter- acted by the dishonest application of an equal amount 0" mhallied skill. Who could be certain that me- chanical means would not, under the Ballot system, be empto:ie,fto falsify the expression of public opinion > Who could be certain that, under the Ballot system, the Sheriffs or their subordinates might not produce what- ever results were desired by the Government to which they were attached Such things were of everv-dav occurrence in France; and when challenged they were not denied, but justified, on the ground that all other Governments had recourse to the meens of maintaining tneir power. — He concurred in most of the opinions ex- pressed by the Noble Lord (John Russell,) whose course he thought a manly one, in meeting this motion with a direct negative and therefore, though not bound to take part in this debate, he would not shrink from ex- pressing his concurrence. He decidedly objected to vote hy Ballot; it had failed ia other countries, in Switzer- land. in France, and in America, and he warned the House, that as the Ballot was an encroachment on the Reform Bill, so in three or four years other proposals would arise to encroach upon the concession of the Ballot. Mr C. BULLER remarked that the speech of the Rt. HOIl. Bart, presented no real novelty beyond boldness of assertion, in which, as regarded the effects of the liallot in Switzerland, France, and America, he had exceeded all precedent. He spoke of the chivalry of the Right Hon. Bart, in sharing responsibility with the Noble Lord (John Russell,) and rushing to his rescue but he called upon the Noble Lord to consider whether his popularity, which had sustained a heavy blow on the first day of the Session, would not, by opposing the motion, undergo a still farther diminution. Mr Gil DTE replied, and the House divided, when there appeared For the motion 193 Against it >315 Majority against the motion 117 The further consideration of the Controverted Ejection Bill was postponed until the 6th of MarchA and the House rose at half past one. "M'I:'I:#' ,I." HOUSE OF LORDS—Fnm vv, Feb. lOtli. Lord BROUGHAM presented several petitions in favour of the Ballot, observing that though the question had be(,' had been defeated elsewhere, there was a growing desire on the part of the people for it. Lord WHARN \LIFFE reminded their Lordships that when that final" measure, the Reform Bill, was before them, it was resisted by many Peers, on the ground that the carrying of it would "only prepare the way for demands of the Ballot, an extension of the suffrage, &c.—fi. 'prophecy which now seemed likely to be fully as well as speedily realized. Lord BROUGHAM stated the terms of the Address and Resolutions regarding Negro Slavery and the Slave Trade which he intended to move on Tuesday next. Viscount MELBOURNE, in answer to the Earl of Aberdeen, said that the subject of Religious Education, a regarded Scotland, and as arising out of the several reports thereon, was under the consideration of Govern- ment but that nothing had been decided. The Banking (Clerical) Co-partnership Bill went through committee,after which their Lordships adjourned until Monday. ##.## HOUSE OF COMMONS—FIIIDAY. Many petitions were presented, but in so hurried and confused a manner, and amid so much noise, that the places whence they came, or the objects of them, could seldom be heard in the gallery. Mr GROTE had a petition to present from Merthyr Tidvil, signed by nearly 3,800 individuals. The peti- tioners prayed for universal suffrage, the abolition of the property qualification, Vote by Ballot, short Parliaments, and an elective House of Lords. (Hear, hear.) The Hon. Member had not received the petition till that morning, otherwise he would have presented it yes- terday. Lord DUNGANNON objected to the petition being received. The petitioners prayed for an elective House of Lordst which he conceived was irregular. He moved that the petition be read. Tlie petition was accordingly read at the table by the clerk of the House, but in so low a tone of voice as to be totally inaudible in the gallery, Lord DUNGANNON put. it to the chair whether such a petition could be laid on the table. The petitior9 prayed that the House of Lords might be made elective* and the acceptance of the petition oul(I be an iinpropct interference with the other House of Parliament. The SPE AKER did not think that in strictness the petition could be refused. The House had allowed a discussion to take place last session in regard to reform9 in the House of Lords, and that discussion having been permitted, he did not think the petition could consis- tently be refused. Mr O'CONNELL reminded the Lord that tlio Irish Peers had been made elective. ']'lie N-olle l'O'd was an interested person, and ought to have been the last person to start the objection he raised, as but for the union he would have been an hereditary Peer of Ireland. Lord DUNGANNON said. t "0 years ago a petition had been offered praying for the exclusion of the bishop* rom the House of Lords. To that petition he had called the attention of the Chair, and the nibht lIon. Gentleman ha, decided that it ought not to be received. He felt it his duty to recall that circumstance to the re' collection ol the Right Hon. the Speaker, as he thought the first decision ought to decide the fate of the present petition. The SPEAKER had no recollection of the cireum- staftce to which the Noble Lord had alluded. He had dmpK stated his own impression in regard to the matter, and it was for the House to decide whether the petition ought or ought not to be received. •>Ii RICLsaid no one cj T t be more opposed to the prayer of the petition tkul he was, but he could see no objection to its being received. Suppose a petition were presented to the House of Lords, praying for a reform of the House of Commons, or to exclude any person from the house who was perfectly qualified to sit there, and who was duly elected, he did not think such a prayer should cause the rejection of the petition- He was of opinion, that however much the prayer of the petition might be at variance with the views of Hon. Members, still, as there was nothing disrespectful i'1 the language, it ought to be allowed to be laid upon tha table. Sir R. INGLIS said, if the prayer had been, not for an elective House of Peers,hut for an elective SOyerelJI, would the Hon. and Learned Member for Dublin, he would ask, contend that the petition ought to be re- ceived ? He (Sir R. Inglis) could not believe he would- If the House were to tolerate petitions in which parties demanded an elective House of Lords, he saw 110 reasort why others should not be presented asking for an elec- tive Sovereign. Mr O'CON NELL had not alluded to England. JIii. remarks had had reference solely to Ireland, when- the Peers were elective, and where, but for the nioT1, the Noble Lord who had raised the objectioa woul.! have an hereditary seat in an Irish House of Lords- An Hon. Member, whose name we were unable to learn, said it was but wasting the time of the House to discuss the matter further, as the Chair had already de. cided that the petition ought to be received. Mr GRO TE observed, that from what had been on the other side of the House, it might be suppose^ that this was the first petition with a prayer having reference to the constitution of the House of Lords- which had ever been offered in that House. Such" however was by no means the case, as many petitions had been presented. Lord DUNGANNON.—That is no reason for persist- ing in an improper course. Mr GROTE contended that the former practice ought to rule the present case. Lord DUNGANNON said he would not press the matter to a division. He felt that he had done hi* duty in calling the attention of the House to it. H begged, however, to enter his solemn protest against the* reception of the petition. (Hear.) The petition was then laid on the table. Sir R. P EEL, after presenting a petition .un rbtJ subject, asked whether it was the intention of he Go- vernment to submit any proposition to the Hixise rela- tive to Church accommodation in Scotland, founded upon the report of the Commissioners '? Mr S. RICE said the subject was under the superln- tendence of the Secretary of State for the Home Ve- partment. That Noble Lord would no doubt give an answer if the Right Hon. Bart, would put the question- when he was in his place. Sir R. P EE L expressed a hope that some would shortly be submitted to the House on tliU im- portant subject. The third reading of tlie Parliamentary rlc Bill was postpon (I until Monday. Mr SLANEY gave notice that on Thursday next Tie should apply for leave to bring in a Bill to amend the law regarding Elections, so as to prevent intimidatioIk on the part of Landlords. Lord DUNGANNON inquired whether it was r1í intention of the Government to propose tny of the time regarding the Commutation of Titls ilu England ? (I Mr S. RICE answered in the negative; but. !ilflSCf,tI that the Treasury had in contemplation a plan to faci- litate the voluntary commutation in England. He- added (in answer to an inquiry from Mr Heath cote) tha* a the Government did not contemplate any plan for tl alteration of the English Tithes Commutation Act- In answer to a question from Lord Vahon, Col. LV ANS said it was his intention in. a few' da>s to bring for.vard a motion with respect to the conduct of the British Legion in Spain, and the contest in country. He intended to have done so before, but had been prevented by the important events in Canada. LAIV BILI,. On the motion that the House should re-solve itself into Committee on this Bill, Mr T' ATTWOOD said that he bad voted against th* because he thought it was inefficient for the object* for which it was intended. Cruel towards the paupc- e I unjust towards the tenants, and a delusion on the people of Ireland. No man was a greater friend to Poor La«* than he was, but he did not consider this Bill provide olbcient laws for the purpose of supplying thP wants of the poor of Ireland. Some gCIJtlerell: hcoj objectetf to Poor Laws for Ireland, on- aCC\"¡i.t of th() great poverty in that country, but he mai^-amed that the poorer Ireland was, the greater the n.O'W-ssity e,(i for Poor Laws and he thought if a j\t and ef^»ent Poor Law were established in IrelaiVv', it would not found so great a burden as some Hon. Mergers gined. He opposed the Bill as unjust and mischievous- It was an attempt to delude the Irish people; and he would take the liberty of suggesti-ng iwo or three nic»- sures which would supersede tbe necessity of any Kill —He would first say th,at the standard of value nia!\u he abolished. His friend hebind him (Mr WarburtoiM laughed, but he was overwise in his ignorance, was always behind the time-(a laugh.) Hi; ficsi obJe "ou'd be to establish a just and honest systjem eiand, in stead of ibat which was now attesH'te^- t wou.d^recoiumeud the introduction of the system tb'1 prevailed in the Islands of Jersey anu Suemsey, "V which the nominal rent was alvvavs iommutable into* produce according to the average of vsars. Let the un- cultivated land of Ireland be atWqmated by Government let tbe bogs of Ireland be drained let land he sold upon seven years' credit to Irish Jib,-r- ers, and they would in time rt-pay the debt. 'Vh':ntl had been done—when a xo.tttd system of currency hall, been c.stah)ished.and the waste land made ^v^il'a-ble fM"* divided into small tenures, and half a m'Jiion located upon them, a just and efficient Ptior Law void", not be felt as a burden. But this could not be done » 'lie base prejudices of the Irish nobilitv and gentry attended to. Act boldly—pay tl>e nobility and ot Ireland the full value, three times the value of t'1 waste lands. Let these preparatory measures be adopt0 •n the first place, and he could assure them that they would establish a Poor Law in Ireland three times generous than the present Poor Law in England, twicc more g< nerous than the old Poor Law—a ^a Law which would weigh as lightly on the country a* feather on tbe back of a giant— (great laughter.) A r years ago he had given bis vote fn favour of a gralilT °t £ 20,000,000 Tor the emancipation of tlir neyro^^ J he ditl not regret that vote, but lie thought that it \voU be much better applied to the relief of the white £ He would not call them neI'oes-(laughter)-bnt orø the white slaves of wretched, infinitely more oppressed than the b'.ac hear, hear.) Now let them give a grant of £ 20,00'i>■ to the Irish. It would be but a small addition to debt, and if they would not give it, let them lend it j the Irish labourers, and he would lay his life they N' ld not lose by it. If the currency were rcctilird relieve a great portion of the distress—if the were reclaimed, it would relieve a further portioj1' Poor Laws were established, it would relieve a still t ther portion—and if £ 20,000,000 were lent to the it would relieve a further portion, and thus est»bil happiness and prosperity in that country—(hear.) The House then went into Committee on the Bit'' 1 Bernal in the chair and the discussion upon 'c'jl0S()f occupied attention nearlv the whole of the remainder the sitting. Several divisions took place- *>n airitI,'t] ments, in all of which the original clauses.were retain^ Having proceedeil from clause 16 to 30 the Ijy. resumed, and tbe other orders of the day being 1uU' disposed of, the House adjourned at. twelve o'clock un Monday. ^li
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GREAr COAL MONOPOLY. (From the London Observer.) On Saturday last, a very important investigation took place before a Committee of Aldermen assem- bled at Gnildhall. At a Court of Aldermen about a mouth ago, the petition of J. Bradfield, complaining of an existing combination between the (Treat coa'- ownerg in the nor!h and the factors in Loudon to keep up the price of coals, and of other abuses, wa- referred to the committee, with directions to inquire into the grounds of accusation, and'report 10 the Court, and the committee immediately commenced the inquiry. They, however, postponed the further of the subject until last S.ilurdiy. when they came to a decision. Captain Fisher, one of the harbour masters, was examined by Alderman H irmer, who presented th' petition, and has pro-ecuied ihe inquiry with much activity. He staled that great impediments existed in the liver in consequence of the vast number 01 colliei* which lay in all parts of it, the masters ol which had informed him, in answer to is rt-nion strance, that they were obliged to take their turn. Pilots complained of the obstruction to the navigation arising from the crowding of these vessels, 720 of which were in the river at the same time, shortly before Christmas. The petitioner stated, that the price of the commo- dity was kept lip notoriously by the mode of sale j adopted at the market, and established by the com- bination between the coal owners of the north and the factors of the metropo'is. James Thompson, shipowner, stated that he was part owner of the Eliza, employed in the coal trade. ft'ul)oiw the artiv,kl of a collie,- S!lf! -Itt(ltl)pte,i t') ell out of her turn, and without waiting for the market days, a report was sent down to the coal committee in the north, and (h it vessel was immediately put upon the proscribed list and retused any other cargo for money. Alderman Harmer then moved that the committee should recmniend to the Court of Aldermen to peti- tion Parliament to lake immediate meilSures t" remove the cause of complaint. The resolution was seconded by Alderman Lain- soii, and agreed to. The evidence of 'lie existence of a combination, the effect of itich has long been severely feb, par- ticularly in this awful season of the year, by all ih- poorer classes, was quite irresistible. It is proper to stitle, ttiit there appealed to be ji general dis- inc'iiiiti ion among the aldermen to entertain the- question at all, some of them being of opinion that coals ousbt, like other articles Of to be sub- ject to ihe regulations of th owners, whatever migh: be the consequences to the public, and others being willing to leave the mailer to the unsolicited con- sideration of Parliament; and Al-ieintitt Harmer had not entered resolutely upon the inquiry, the subject would have dropped altogether.