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DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS…
DREADFUL SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE. PENZANCK, March 22 The Mary Stuart, of Cardiff, was discovered this morning at anchor a quarter of a mile from PradSand, with mainmast gone, and foremast 20 feet above the deck; atnoonthe Sylva, R C succeeded in taking out three of the crew, but the remainder, master and mate, persisted in remain- ing: she is still riding in great peril.-[A son of Mr Rowland Hopkins, of Merthyr, was on boatd, and the news of his son's danger very naturally caused him much alarm.] FURTHER PARTICULARS. Wednesday afternoon the following painful intelli- gence reached the underwriters at Lloyd's relative to the loss of the Mary Stuart, of Cardiff, and the death of Lieutenant Smith, R.N.,and five of the coast guard, which happened on the morning of Tuesday last near Penzance, in Cornwall. At about half past 7 o'clock ou Tuesday morning the inhabitants of Portleven, a small village situate on the sea coast, ten miles from Penzance, observed a vessel lying off Prad Saud Bay in distress. They immediately hastened to the spot to render assistance, but the sea being rough, and the wind blowing a gale from the south-west, it was impossible to launch a boat in safety. The vessel proved to be the Mary Stuart, a schooner, laden with iron, ore from Cardiff, in Glamorganshire, bound to Constantinople. It appeared to those on shore that her rudder had unshipped, and the crew, fearing that the vessel would go on shore, let go the anchor and brought her up about three quarters of a mile from the land. Unfortunately the situation was one of the worst description, but the night being excessively dark, the crew were unable to perceive the precise spot where they brought up, and at daybreak the gale had commenced, and to alter the position would occasion her immediate destruction. Towards nine o'clock the gale increased in severity and by 10 it blew a hurricane. The crew expected the vessel would every moment part from her anchors, and in the bopt-s of saving their lives, cut away her masts, which in falling overboard nearly capsized the ship; however she righted, and the anchors- kept last until about 12 o'clock, when a heavy sea broke her cables, and she went ashore. By that period several huidred people had assembled on the beach, and ther? was also a strong detachment of the coast guard ser,ice. under the direction of Lieut. Smith, of the Royd Navy. The spot where the ill fated vessel gronnded was within talf a mile from the shore, and Lieut. Smith determined to make an attempt to reach the vessel, and accordingly one of the boats belonging to the service was got in readiness, but owing to the heavy swell it was found impossible to carry this intention into effect. In the course of an hour the sea becoming somewhat abated, Lieutenant Smith and five of the men jumped in and pushed off, amidst the loud huzzas of the assembled multitude, but scarcely bad the cheers dieJ away before a tremendous wave broke over the boat, and swamped it. For a few seconds the gallant fellows were observed buffering the waves; tneir struggles were, however, of short duration, and they one by one, disappeared. What renders this unfortunate occurrence still more melan- choly is, that the whole of the persons who had been drawn to the spot beheld them perish without being able to afford the slightest assistance to the brave fellows, and among them were the wives and children of four of them- At about seven o clock in the forenoon, her Majesty's revenue cutter, the Sylva, arrived from Penzance, and succeeded in rescuing the crew, who were in an exhausted con- dition. The vessel, it is feared, will become a total wreck She was a new ship, and this was her first voyage. We regret to state, that none of the bodies, at the time our information came away, had been found. A general gloom pervades the place, the unfortunate men leaving 26 children to lament their less.
THE EAST.-The convention for the final ad- justment of the Eastern question was signed in London on SlInday, thp. 14th inst. Despatches received the night before from Constantinople, announcing an intention on the part of the-SULTAN to make such modifications in the Haiti Scheriff of the 13th ult. as the Conference might think proper to dictate, M. DE BOURQUENEY, having no longer any excuse for withholding his adhesion, had signed the convention in the name of France. Lord PALMKRSTON, on the other hand, w >s said to have made so concessions to the French Cabinet, and. amongst others, had agreed to recall Lord PONSONBY from Constantinople. TilE DISPUTE wirH AMERICA. —Mr Scbyler^ the American consul of the port of Liverpool, left this country on Friday last in the stnain ship Acadia, from that port; whether the sudden departure of the consul (who has only been appointed a few months) lias anything in it connected with our relations with America, it is not known; but certain it is, that he ooked himself II lid sailed in an assumed name, which is not usual in persons holding his high office, which in its salary, perquisites. &c., is said to be second only in value to that of the President. -Times. France has for some time past been endeavouring to conclude a matrimonial alliance for the Prince de Joinville with the Princess Imperial of Brazil, A Brazilian diplomatist now actually commissioned, in Europc. ami at present at the court of a son in law of r..ouj Philippe, for the purpose of arranging suit- able matrimonial alliances for that Princess and her younger sister.- Morning Herald. M. Rose. a Scotchman, who, in his capacity of U-her of tiie Convention, arrested Robespierre, died in Paris on Friday week, in the 81th year of his age. FR BNCH CUSTOMS.—The authorities of the French Curollls have just published a statement of the stock of foreign produce in the Custom House 8lore" of Paris, from which it appears that on the 31-1 January lilt., there remained in store 56,038 35! kilogrammes of coal, 7,094,634 kil. of cast metal, 191,843 kil. of pure copper, 2,100,732 kil. of 'pati, 465,664 kil. of tin, 99 265 kil. of zinc, and 670,034 kil. of nitrate of soda. Cape of Good Hope ptipers to the 17th of January have been received, from which we learn that a great meeting of the Caffre chiefs had been held at Graham's Town, at which they signed the treaties entered into with his Excellency the Governor. One of the most extensive sales of land ever effected in the colony ia one dav had taken place in Cape Town, when 250,000 acres situate in the district of Beaufort were knocked down to one iii(livi(fumi.. Wo believe it has been determined that Rear Ad- miral Sir Charles Adam is to succeed Admiral Klliot in the command of the sqtiairoti in Ciiina. Should thi3 he true, as we have reason to think it is, a vacatiev will occur in the representation of Clackmannan, and we therefore reeninint-d the Conservative party to be on the alert.—Standard. NORTIIÉR" DISCOVERY.—VVe have received intel- ligence that a splendid ritrer has been discovered be- tween the Clarence River and Nlaretou Bay. Our correspondent states that it has 30 feet of water on the bar, land has been visited by aMr Scott, who states that he traced it up for more than 30 miles, and believes there is more cedar upon it than all the rivers hitherto discovered, and describes the country as most beautiful.-Sydney Aerald, August 21. SUDBURY ELECTION COmmirrFr.-Tlii,-iC-)fninittee have come to the following decision :—"That George Tomline, Esq., was duly elected to serve as u burgess in the present parliament for the borough of Sudbury. —That the petition against the return, and the op- position to it, were neither frivolous nor vexa- tious." PAHLIAMETARY GRANTS.— We find from a return just laid on the table of the House of Commons, in accordance %vitli a motion made by Nir J. C. Herries, that the amount of grantsof Parliament for the service of the year ending the 1st of April, 1841, was as fol- lows Army, £ 6,616,853; Navy, £ 5,824.074; Ordnance, ^1,893,358; Canada, ^354,746 China, £ 173.442; and Miscellaneous, X2,760,040. The estimated amount of demands outstanding, or chnrges incurred, stands thus: Army, :C753,300 Navy, £ 1,421,068; Ordnance, £ 610.840; ti 54,497 China. £ "23,442; and Miscellaneous, JM,314,769- We understand it is the intention of her Majesty to give a series of state balls shortly after the Paster holidays. QUEEN ADELAIDE -We are sorry to find that her Majesty the Queen Dowager has been suffering for the last week from a severe attack of the prevailing epidecni. but we, liqve the greite%t s;tti,fi(!tioi) it) stating that her Majesty is gradually recovering. Her Majesty the Queen Dowager has given .£25 towards the restoration of St Mary's Church, Stafford. The Earl of lalbot has subscribed .£100, and the Duke of Sutherland, Karl of Harro»f>y, and Karl of Bradford, have respectively given a donation of ^"50; and the Bishop of Lichfield, Karl Pcrrars, Sir O. Moseley, and the Hon. and Rev. A. C. Talbot, are also contributors. The repairs are estimated to cost .CSOOO Mr Jesse Watts Russel, of I lam Hall,givirig tbe munificent sum of £ 5000 for the restoration of the interior of that venerable edifice and to have it re-pewed.
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L AT EST INTELLIGENCE. THB ATTEMPTED MunDER AT LUDLOW.—Misters, who attempted to murder Nlr Niackretb, at Luillow, on the 19th August last, has just been found guilty of the offence at the Shrewsbury assizes, and sentenced to death.
Mr TH JMAS SATE RESPECTFULLY informs the Nobili'y, Gentry, and Public of Breconshire. and those of the Shires adjoining that, to his present Profession of a LAND-AGENT AND SURVEYOR, he intends to connect the business of an AUCTIONEER AND APPRAISER, and begs to solicit a share of their patronage and support, as it will be his aim to "do his duty" to thoir sa- ti»f-»crion. Brecon, 23d March, 1841. JUST ARRIVED, IN THE VICTORIA, FROM NEW ZEALAND, rpHREE HUNDRED and SEVENTY-ErGHT JL CASKS of FIX'R SOUTHERN WHALE OIL. If Phto SPERM ditto. 4N Bundles WHALKBONK, 16 Bales HAHK, 73 Bales Fine SYDNEY WOOL. Part of the above, 'I go be Sola &i> Auction. On TUESDAY, 6th of APRIL, 1841. at One o'clock precisely, at Messrs WM. WREFORD and CO.'s, Stephen Street, Bristol, viz., 100 Tuns of Fine Southern VIHALK OIL, 10 Tuns iSPKRM ditto, 11 Tons WHALEBONK, 10 Bundles BARK, to be put up in suitable Lots for the convenience of Purchasers. For catalogues and other particulars apply to Messrs George Hilihouse, Hill and Co., or to Samurl Gooldcn, Broker, Albion Chambers, Bristol. GLAMORGANSHIRE. PITWOOD AND CORDWOOD Co be Sola bo sum to it, By Mr THOMAS EVANS, At the WYHDHAM ARMS INN. in the Town of BRIDGEND, on SATURDAY, the 10th day of APHH. next, at Two o'clock in the Afternoon, in Lots, a then submitted and subject to conditions of Sale to be there produced,— ALL the PITWOOD and CORDWOOD, amount- ing to about 320 cords of Pitwood, and about 125 cords of CordI 000. now cut and cutting on the Lanharan Demesne Lands, and on the several Farms following :-Garth. Craigmelin. Whitehall. Meirose, and Wernddu, in the Parish of Lanharan, and Llwynvbrain, in the Parish of Peterstone super Montem; and also on the Farms called Pautvnawell, Pantgronow, Abergarw and CaJu, in the Parish of Langeinor, in the said County. Further particulars may be had on application to Mr Cuthhertson, Solicitor. Neath and the Wood in the Parish of Langeinor will be shewn by Thomas John, Woodward, Brynymenin and on the other Lands by Morgan Morgan, i'arpenter, Lanharan. GLAMORGANSHIRE. T O W Iff OF C O W BRIDGE. WILLIAM MORRIS Has the highest gratification in announcing to the Gentry of Cowbridge, its Vicinity, and the Public generally, that he has received instructions Co tll by Auction, On THURSDAY, the 8th day of APRIL, 1841,on the Premises near the East Turnpike (;ate, THE undermentioned Modern and extremely Elegant HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,CHINA, GLASS, and other Fffects, the Property of Mr BELLING- HAM, who is about removing. Consisting of handsome Mahogany Dining and Loo Tables. C'heffioneers. French polished; handsome Chimney Glass in Gilt Frame 3ft 3 by 21 inches; Mahogany Trafalgar and other Chairs. Rosewood Couch, Mahogany elevating Leg Rest. Brussels and Kidder- minster Carpets with Rugs to match, Ottomans &c., a handsome Steel Fender with polished Fire Irons, a very elegant Mahogany carved four post Bedstead, and a Japanned ditto, excellent Mahogany Chests of Drawers, Painted Ditto; Three painted Deal Washstands with handsome Chamber Services complete, Toilet Table, Swing and Poll Looking Glasses, handsome Bedroom Chairs with Caue Seats, Mahogany Tray Top Night Commode, Mahogany Bidet, Straw Palliases and Two Hair Mattresses, excellent Bed Chair complete, Maho- gany Child's Chair and Stand, Mahog.inv Sandwich Tray Hinges and Stand, Drab and Crimson Moreen Window Curtains, a handsome Dinner Service, Cattle Pattern (varying scenes) complete a very handsome Green and Gold Tea Set, containing 45 pieces complete Drab and White Breakfast and Tea Sets, and a quantity of other Earthenware. handsome Cut Decanters and Liquor Bottles, Water Mottles, Taper Wines and Champagne Glasses, Goblets, Tumblers, Cruets. Salts, Sugar Vase; large Kitchen Table, Round ditto, Chairs, Clothes Horses. Foot Bath, several handsome Stone and other Jugs, handsome Plated Candlesticks with Silver cities, 1rass itnd other Candlesticks with Snuffers and Trays, a set Ivory Handled Knives and Forks with Carvers complete, set of the best block Tin Dish Covers, with a variety of other good and useful Kitchen Requisites; Dairy Uteuqils, &e. &e. &e. ALSO A CAPITAL GIG AND HARNESS, EXCELLENT GIG MARE. Seven Years old, accustomed either to Saddle or Harness, a good Saddle and Bridle. Sale to commence at 11 o'clock in the Forenoon precisely. The Auctioneer respectfully solicits an early atten- dance. the Lots being numerous, and the whole will be Sold in One Day. SOUTH WALES. IN THE COUNTIES OF CARMARTHEN & GLAMORGAN. IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES, Containing about 750 Acres; And also very Valuable and Extensive COLLIERIES of ANTHRACITE COAL, with rich Seams of IRON ORE, held for long terms of years. fro fir Som 11)) attrttolt, By Messrs BRAY and SON, At Garramays, On WEDNESDAY, the 28th APRIL, 1841, at Twelve for One o'clock, in thiee Lots. LOT J. rpHE very Valuable and Desirable FREEHOLD M ESTATE, called the THORN HILL ESTATE, with the RIGHT of WOltKING COAL under about 1500 Acres of Land, including this Estate and other Lands adjoining Thornhill is situate in the most desirable part of Carmarthenshire, in the Parish of Llan.lihie. distant from Swansea 15 Miles, from Carmarthen 13, from the Port of t.tanelly 12 and Llandilo. 9 Miles, and contains 491 Acres in a "ing Fence On tt,i!i Estate is a NE %I' COTTAGE ORNEE RESIDENCE (one mile from the mail coach road from Bristol to Milforil), in which the proprietor has resided many years.-it contains four best Bed Chambers, two Servants' ditto, two Parlors, Hall, Ante-Room, large Kitchen, and Servants' Hall, with all other nece-sary and convenient Offices, well supplied with Water, and contiguous to it is a large and convenient Farm Yard The COLLIERY, the principal works of which are situate at Cwin Coch, about one mile from the residence at Thornhill, will be found to be one of the most valu- able in the kingdom, combining a large district of country, with uninterrupted way courses an enormous body of Coal, entirely level dry, eight working and air Pi's already sunk, and Railway Communication esta- blished with a good Port and Floating Dock, distant 14 uiiles there are 10 good workable seams, from two to nine feet in thickness, of the very best species of %,ntlira. cite Coal, the superiority of which foT making iron is now fully established. The present state of this Colliery is such, that 100 000 tons of Coal per annum might be worked for the residue of the term with the greatest facility, without any engine power for pumping. A railway terminating at the Floating Dock, at Llanelly, where vessels of 700 tons may be loaded, has just been completed, and passes within about 100 yards of the Main Shaft. LOT 2—A FREEHOLD ESTATE, in the Parish of Llanon, near adjoining to Lot 1, and containing about 80 Acres, with the Right of Working Coal and Iron Ore. under about 900 Acres of Land. Upon this Estate is a Road Side Inn, railed the Cross Hands, situate on the high road from Swansea to Car- marthen, at which the mail coach changes horses. The right of working Iron Ore extends under about 300 Acres. The Coal has been sometime worked, and is of the best description known in the Anthracite District. The Iron Ore is of fine quality, and the position of the property affords great facilities for the erection of Iron Works. 'he Railway named in Lot I passes within about 200 yards of the principal working shaft of the Colliery. LOT 3—A very Valuable FREEHOLD ESTATE, situate at Loughor, in Olamorganshire, containing (,Ii Acres of the richest Marsh Laud. It is bounded on one side by the navigable Hiver Lotighor, and is in the immediate vicinity of the Town, in a very rising mineral district. Particulars may be had of Messrs Bicknell, Roberts. Finch, and Neate, 57, Lincoln's Inn Fields at the Ivy Bush, Carmarthen; Mack worth Arms, Swansea; Bush Inn, Bristol; York Hotel, Manchester; Hen and Chickens. Birmingham; Exchange. Liverpool; Royal Hotel, Edinburgh; Buck's Head Hotel, Glasgow; Royal Hotel, Dundee Tontine Hotel, Sheffield Royal York Hotel, Southampton and at Messrs Bray and Son's Offices,259, High Holborn. The property may be viewed on application to Mr Jacob Davies, at the Cross Hands Inn, or at the House at Thornhill. CARDIFF UNION. 1TCTANTED a respectable Person to fill the V\ SITU\riON of MASTER of the UNION- WORKHOUSE. Salary. f40 per Annum, with the Nations of the House It would he desirable that he speak Welsh. and he Unmarried In addition to other duties he will be required to keep a set of Books and \ccounts. as directed by the Poor Law Commissioners, and must write a legible hand for that purpose. Application to be made, personally to the Board of Guardians, at their Meeting, to be holden in the Hoard Room, on SATURDAY, the 10th day of APRIL. 1841, THOMAS WATKINS. Clerk to the Union. .\lERTHYlt TYDVIL GAS WORKS. CONTRACT FOR WORKS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that »lie DIRECTORS of the above Works are ready to RECF.1VE TENDERS for the ERECTION of an I ADDITIONAL TANK, G-\SHOF,T)ER,&c. Such persons as are desirous to Contract for the above may be furnished with full particulars by applying to the Manager, at the above Works, by whom Plans and Specifications of the required Works will be exhibited. Sealed Ti nders must be sent to the Manager as above on or before the 14th of April. The Directors will not bind themselves to accept the lowest Tenders. E. EVANS, Merthyr, March 24, 1841. Manager. 6 .-l&: TAFF VALE RAILWAY. I-'HE DIRECTORS are now ready to RECEIVE )L TEN D KRS for LO A NS of MONEY,in Sums of not iess than £200. upon the security of Loan Notes to be issued under the Company's Seal, bearing Interest at the rate of 6 per cent per annum, payable half yearly, entitling the holder to receive Mortgage Debentures of the Company, deliverable in the Month of Februarv, 1843 or 1844. Tenders may be addressed to the undersigned, at the Company's Office, Cardiff; to Messrs Glvu. Hallifax, Mills, and Co., Bankers, I ondoii or to Mr William Mallard, 27, Small Street, Bristol. JOSEPH BALL, Taff Vale Railwav Office, Cardiff, Secretary. January 18, 1841. Bone Manure Manufactory, TONE BRIDGE WiIAUF, TAUNTON. H. TROOD, JUN., BEOS to inform Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Agriculturists, that he has now a SUPPLY of BON !• DUST, ready for Shipping, at the Port of BRIDGE- WATER (bv Canal Navigation from Taunton), to any part of England or Wales. Any oiders he may be favoured with will be punctually executed. The bones-are not boiled previous to grinding. Any gentleman wanting a quantity, is invited to send a per- on to see them ground and taken from the mill. March 10th, 1841. GREAT BARGAINS AT THE GREAT WESTERN HOUSE, Corner of Market Square, HIGH STREET, MERTHYR. 'l^HE Public are respectfully informed, that, for J»- a few Weeks only, tbe greatest BARGAINS that were ever offered are now Selling at the above House, consisting of Woollen Cloths, Cassimeres, Waist. coatings. Patent Cords. Corduroys. Moleskins, Checks, Ticks, Calicoes. Muslins, Printed Cottons, Cambrics, and Printed Muslins, Merinos, Saxony and Orleans Cloths; Plain and Figured Silks, of all Colours; "Norwich Bordered and Filled Shawls, in a great variety; Bandannas, Cravats, Barcelonas a very large Lot of i-ancy Bonnet Ribbons Hosiery. Gloves. Nets. and Lace; and a great many other Fancy Articles, too numerous to he particularised. N B. A great quantity of Furs, consisting of Boas, Capes, &c., at almost half price. A RESPECTABLE YOUNG MAN WANTED. iSmonufjite Curttptfte Crustf. it T a Meeting of the Trustees, held at Brecknock » Shire Hall, by adjournment, on Wednesday, the 10th day of March. 1841, JOHN JONES, Esq., in Ihe Chair, The following Notice havinz been delivered at the abive Meeting, it was ordered, that the s me he entered in the Minutes, and Published by the Clerk according to Law We, the undersigned, three of the Trustees of the B reconshire Turnpike Roads, hereby give Notice, that, we will. at the next Meeting of the Trustees, apply for a <:rarit of a Sum of Money, not exceeding the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be applied under the direction of the Surveyor, in Building a Bridge over the River Dulas, on the Turnpike Road leading from Builth to Llandovery. Dated this 10th day of March, 1841. CHARLES WH ITE, THOMaS RAMSDEN, THOMAS PARKER." Brecon, 10th March, 1841. Notice is Hereby Given, That the next MEETING of the saul Trustees WILL BE HOLDEN at te SHIRE II ALL, in BR ECKNOCK, on WEDNESDAY, the 14th Day of APRIl, next, at Twelve at Noon, when the above Notice will be taken into consideration. By order of the Trustees, EDWARD WILLIAMS, Their Clerk.
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LOSS BY FIRE OF THE BRIG AUSTRALIA, FROM DUNDEE. (From a Cape of Good Hope Paper.) Clanwilliam, Jan. 12. A communication has been received to-day from Field Cornet Fryer, that a party of men (26) had been shipwrecked and landed in two boats, 16 miles on the north side of the mouth of the river Oliphans. They had been nine days in boats, and say they belonged to the bri- Australia, from Dundee, which had taken fire about 600 miles to the westward of the Cape, and was consumed in one hour.
Private letters received from Bahia, of the 27th January, state that business was quite at a stand mill, with the exception of the slave trade, which was continuing very brisk. Two vessels had arrived there, one with 400 to 500 slaves, and the other with 250 to 300. It is not generally known that by an act passed in the last session of parliament, no toll is demandable on any turnpike road for any horge, van, carriage, or cart in the set-vice of the police, provided the con. stable in charge of such horse, &c., if not the chief constable, shall produce an order under the hand of the chief constable, or shall have on his dress accor. ding to the police regulations at the time of claiming the exemption. NEW COLLI ERIES.-A meeting of the coal owners in Tapton, Brimington, and Newbold, was held on Friday, the 12ili inst., at the Angel Inn, when there were present George Stephenson, E"q., W. J. Brag- .I,a-e, Esq., A. B. Slater, EMJ., Mr Haslehurst, and several otlier-i. All the parties, except ope or two individuals, consented to the terms of the agree- ment which embracet4 a coal field of 400 acres, the works of which will be commenced forth wiih. There is no doubt but that these collieries will prove a great benefit to Chesterfield and the neighbourhood. Derbyshire paper. LIve FROG IMBEDDED IN COAL.—During the past week considerable sensation was created in Lancaster, by the following remarkable incident Mr R. Tomkillson (of Penny Street) on breaking a large piece uf coal, was surprised by a fine frog jumping out of a small hollow in the centre, which appears to have formed its home since the formation of the scain the reptile ill said to he a fine lively specimen of the genus, and has been visited by great numbers ot the curious.- Jliiiiny Journal. A PEST To THB PUBLICANS.—On Friday week, a man dressed in shabby genteel black, went to the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, at York, and ordered supper and was afterwards accomitiodated with a bed. He got his breakfast in the morning, and afterwards, with an air of consequence, stalked up to the land- lady, and asked what time they dined, as he should want dinner. The landlady, however, having only an indifferent opinion of him, desired to be paid for what he had had, when he coolly told her he had no money. A constable was sent for, and took him to the court house; an offer was then made to liberate him if he would leave the town, but he refused. He was brought before the magistrates on Monday, and gave his name G. Bottomley, a wool sorter, from Rochdale. He acknowledged having been before advertised for the same offence, and that he had been in the habit of doinz the like. The magistrates, however, had no power to punish him, as it was merely a debt, and he was liberated, having been cautioned that if he was found strolling in the streets he would be committed as a rogue and vagabond.
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. .
SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. TATTERSALL'S. The Derby betting on Monday afternoon was kept up with great spirit until after the usual tillle of closing, and was productive of some highly impor- tant changes The chief favourite. Coronation, was backed for between two and three hundred pounds at, and for at least four hundred more at 10 to I. having a very slight call of the Rosalie colt, about whom 11 to 1 was taken in two or three quarters. Eringo had one backer, we believe, in the early part of the afternoon, at fourteen to one, which after- wards went begging. The grand movement of the day, however, was in Scott's lot, some of whom were tried at tin; latter part of last week; Van Ainburgh opened at 40, -if'(] it) a short time reached 25 so tn. to 1, and had so many Iriends even at that improved quotation, that we cannot venture to quote his last price at more than 23 to 1. This advance would have led us to infer, that he was the nag, had it not been for the eagerness shown to bark The Knight of the Whistle and Marshal Soult, the first was hacked in conjunction with Van Atnhurgh at 11 to 1, and judging from the final offers against him, which did not exceed 20 to 1, was the better favourite; the Marshal had a powerful supporter at 25 to 1, which must have been taken to three or four hundred pounds; three points more were hid once, in ponies, but at the finish no offer exceeded the odds at which he was ifrst backed. Tit" DukeoC Wellinton, instead of suffering from these movements, foui d favour at 30 to 1, to XIOO. Ralph improved slightly on hft week's betting, hut neither Paliemon, Prince Caradoc, or Chameleon, were in deinaid. Several other horses were backed, but beyond Mi improvement in the Kiligtits,ri(ige there is nothing worth dilating on. THE OAKS. A death blow was given to the backers of Kedge by an announcement from her owner, Mr 1. O. Powlett, that she had met with an accident on Saturday morning, which left little chance even of her surviving. It was said that she had broken her back. THE DERBY. 40 1 agst Mr Sadler s lot (taken) 10 1 Mr Rawlinson's Coronation (taken) 11 I Lord Bruce's Rosalie c. (taken) 14 I Mr Thornhill's Eringo 20 1 —— Lord Chesterfield's Knight of the Whistle 22 1 —— Lord Albemarle's Ralph (taken) 23 1 —— Lord Westminster's Van Amburgh (taken) 25 1 —— Lord Westminster's Marshal Soult 25 I Colonel Peel's Chamelinn 26 I Mr Mostyn's Prince Caridoc 25 1 MrGreville's Ptlaetnon 30 I Col. Anson's Duke of Wellington 80 1 Mr Wreford's Waliab SO 1 Duke of Rutland's Sir Hani 35 1 Mr Dixon's Knightsbridge 40 I Mr Vansittart's Galaor (taken) 40 1 Colonel Crauford's Ermengardis. 60 1 Lord Jersey's Joachim (taken) 60 1 Mr Ford's Metternich (taken) 1,000 -15 —— Mr Wigram's Nebros (taken) 1,000 —15 —— Dnke of Grafton's Mosque (taken) 1,OuO -15 —— Mr Greville's Jack Sheppard (taken) 1,000 —15 —— Mr E. Buckley's Gilbert (taken) 1,000 -10 —— Mr Griffith's Hereford 1,000 -10 Captain Gardtior's Ben Brace 2,000 -10 Mr Wigram's Finchlev (taken) 1,000 5 General Yates Simoom (taken) 1,IOCI to 100 agst Van Amburgh and Knight of the Whistle (taken) 3,5 0 to 100 each against Van Amburgh, Knights- bridge, and Ermengardis, in one bet (taken) 500 to 400 on Ralph agst Chameleon (taken) 000 even Sir Hans agst Duke of Wellington (taken) 500 even Pateeinon agst Chameleon (taken) 1,000 even Marshal Soult against The Knight of tile Whistle (taken) 800 to 250 on Ralph agst Chamelion.
The Earl of Cardigan is with a large party of noblemen at Melton Mowbray, enjoying the sport of hunting. Melton has been very full since the break- ing up of the frort.-Liticoln Chronicle. On Saturday last, as Sir John Cope's hounds were drawing for a fox in Swinley park, the former residence of the Masters of the Royal Buck hounds, much to the astonishment and dismay of the sportsmen, one of the hounds was caught in a trap. On application to the keeper, he stated that the trap was set to catch crows." If such practices are tolerated, it is clear that anv attempt at fox hunting in the Royal demesnes must terminate in disappointment. A CAStSE POSTBEARER.—A very interesting scene may be witnessed any day on the road to Derby. It appears that the Derby mail is met every morning, at ten o'clock, by a dog from all extensive ironworks at Worksop, waiting to be the bearer of the letter bag for his master, which is regularly dropped by the guard without waiting. If, however, the canine messenger is not somewhere about at ten, the horn is sounded, and the dog is immediately observed in the distance coming along the road with all speed to meet the mail at the lane end but this is very seldom the case. as the dog usually sents itself upon the wall adjoining the works, listening for the approach of the mail. When the bag is thrown down the faithful creature, without delay, invariably takes the nearest way home through the hedge and over the fields. Later in the day the empty bag is brought buck by the dog to meet the same mail to Derby, but, in conse- quence of the guard not getting off his seat, it is necessary to send a person with the bag, who can throw it upon the mail while it is going. The dog, feeling his inability to supply the deficiency, denotes his anxiety by barking and howling. With this ex- ception the animal performs all the duties of a letter carrier for his niaster with punctuality and despatch.' RECRUITING FOR THE AltMV. For the last few days Westminster has presented a scene of very great animation in consequence of the activity of parties from the different regiments in raising recruits. Many of these are wanted to furnish deficiencies in corps on foreign service, and others are required for service at home. 011 Thursday, upwards of twenty men of the 60th Rifles, shortly destined for foreign ser- vice, were detached to different parts of the metro- polis for the purpose of raising recruits for ilrtt gallant corps. Recruiting parties are active in the northern and eastern districts of the metropolis, particularly Mile Knd, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Islington, High- gate, &c. From the standard being reduced and an extra bounty being given, a great number of effective and able young men have joined the service within the last few days. The Royal Marines and the Ar- tillery have parties out in the different districts of the country, who are actively engaged in recruiting. Recruits in considerable number are daily being sent into the depots at Woolwich, Portsmouth, and Ply- mouth.— John Bull. The petition against the introduction of the New Poor Law Bill into the borough of Liverpool, and against the continuance of power to the Poor Law Commissioners, Ins in the course ofa few days received no less than 40,000 signatures—signatures, too, bear- ing a character not generally appended to Parliamen- tary petitions. Independent of the feeling thus dis- played against the bill, by parties who have had no opportunity of experiencing its practical defects, the opposite side of Liverpool, viz., the Cheshire side of the river, in the union of the hundred of Wirrall, has got up a petition against it, which is also numerously signed. The inhabitants of this part of Cheshire, in consequence of finding that the bill is wholly inappli- cable to their district (although an agricultural one), speak out more plainly to the Legis ature than the people of Liverpool. Mr Rnnrplin,' a highly respect- able inhabitant of that district, who has a thorough knowledge of the workings of the bill on the Cheshire side, says—" I find that the bill is a most abominable and unchristian like measure, and for a complete fievelopenient of its abominations, I need only refer to the exposes given by The Tiroes newspaper of the doings at Hoo, at Eton, and other places where its diabolical provisions have been enforced. With respect to its economy, they had printed evidence that the rates had increased 8 per cent, in the majority of the unions. In the village of Hoylake, with which I am acquainted, there is only one pauper, a very aged woman, and this poor creature the myrmidons of the Poor Law Commissioners would have thrown into the workhouse to spend her days, subject to those laws which I consider repugnant to the Christian religion and to the laws of England. Friends of mine, how- ever, exerted themselves and procured to the old woman 2s 6d per week out door relief, instead of her being cast into the new dungeon; and, to show the admirable working of the system, to give this half crown it cost the towuship 7s 6d in the travelling expenses of the relieving officer." This statement of Mr Ramplin may be corroborated by your correspon- dent in this respect, that he lives in a district which has only one pauper, and yet the district has to pay £ 60 per year to the union.— Times. A gentleman having invited a coffee house acquaint- ance to dinner on the following day, he replied that he and Mrs T. would come with pleasure, but they did not know how to manage about the family. Bring them with you," said the gentleman, and so they parted. Next day, at dinner time, the gentleman was told there was a mob in the street, whereupon he looked out. and behold there lie saw his friend, Mr T., with his wife and twenty-seven children (?). They all dined with him, and after their departure the gentleman wrote as follows in his pocket book —" Mem. Never ask a man to bring his family to dinner again-unless you know their number 1"
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS—WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 The Consolidated Fund Bill having been read a third time and passed. Lord J RUSSELL, on moving that the other orders of the day should he read, took occasion to give notice of some clauses which lie meant to pro. pose in the Poor Law Amendment Bill, and declared to which of the clauses notified by othei members he should be willing to give his assent. On the order of the day for theCopyribt of Do- signs Bill, Mr LABOUCHERE Suggested that the bill should he reprinted before going into committee, for the purpose of including a variety of additional clauses, of which several members had given notice; and Mr E. TENNENT argued that the bill was regu- larly in condition to proceed; and after n few words in favour of its proposed enactments, moYrd its re- commitment. Mr HUM 15 contended that the bill could not pro. ceed in its present form, as the title did not embrace all the intended enactments. On further pressure from Mr Hume and Mr Philips, and with advice from Sir R. Peel, Mr Goolburn, Mr Labouchere. and others, Mr Kmerson Tennent agreed to withdraw this bill, and obtain the requisito pre- liminary resolutions from a committee of the whole House, in order to ground a new bill, which, it was understood, was to proceed without opposition, as far as the stage at which the present bill was now dis- continued.
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MERTHYR TYDVIL, ANT> BRECON, March 27, 1641. The principle of the New Poor Law Conti- nuance Bill having been re-affirmed, in despite of its notorious failure in the miraculous ends it was to work out, the Commons' House have since taken to discuss in Committee various new clauses and alterations, some of them in the more stringent sense, proposed by an anti- Christian philosophy ministry, aild certain amendments of a palliative and beneficent ten- dency, urged by more honest Radicals, who es- chew poor hating philosophy, and Conservatives of the old school,who do not forget that true Con- servatism is identical with Christian philanthro- py. One last most eloquent and earnest attempt was made by Mr TOWNLKY PARKER, the Con- servative Member for Lancaster, to get rid o) the odious law altogether, so as to save the time of the House and refound its claim to a return- ing confidence of the people, by moving thai the Bill be committed that day six months, but he, and the gallant band by whom supported, were left unhappily in a woeful minority. Honour be to Mr PARKER in such a defeat, however, for his was a noble part. According to the programme of New Poor Law philosophy at its outset, on plea and pro mise of the fulfilment of which certain Commis- I sioners and Secretaries claimed, and were libe- rally provided with places and pay at the rate df certain thousands a-year, the neW jaw was to accomplish the following resiiiis:-Pi N,sicall it was to improve the condition. morally to elevate the character, socially to refine the habits, of the poor. It was to raise wages, to train to self dependence, and, therefore, inde pendeuce, and to diffuse education. We ask, how has the performance squared with the promise? We ask, where have wages been bettered by the New Poor Law; where has moral character been elevated; where social habits harmoniously tuned ? Echo alone an- swers—where! Bnt if Ihe affirmillive of Ihe programme be no where visible, the converse is not wanting. If you wish for the glossary of the New Poor Law, we pray you turn to Char- tist demonstrations and midnight meetings in the North of England we pray you consult the history of Chartist conspiracy in South Wales, of Chartist insurrection and bloodshed at Newport—aye, bloodshed like the lalvs of OKACO the New Poor Law is written in letters of blood, or FROST, with his confederates, are liars as well as traitors. Liars we know they are not, for whatever other the delinquencies of FRosT, he at least spoke out to his then friend and patron, Lord JOHN RUSSELL, and refused to register the cruel edicts of the New Poor Law Commissioners—edicts which even Lord JOHN RUSSELL himself now condemns, when he pro- poses to ahrogate,or soflen them down. We appeal to all Kit gland if the only results of the New Poor Law have not been to derange all the relations of society to embitter the poor against the rich to raise the hand of the servant against the master, of the workman against the em- ployer to excite hatred on the side of the poor, retorted by mistrust on the part of the rich. We ask, if such a state of mutual feeling is consonant with the peace and good order of society, and with the security of pit-)perly The results, as here depicted, are not, cannot be, denied, for even those who most approve the New Poor Law are foremost to confess the direful truth of all the consequences; aye, even tiie Morning Chronicle, organ of Ministers though it be, pleads guilty to the impeachment, sneak- ingly concedes that the law is harsh and harshly executed, but recreant like accuses inconsistently the press, the poor man's friend press, of which the Gazette and Guardian is ever proud to avow itself a sinning member, of promoting popular discontent by advocating the cause of the very poor, whom the consistent ministerial jackall now finds it convenient to own have been hardly dealt with. Let there he no mistake; we are of the same convection as Mr GOUGE, the well-known political economist of democratic America, that, the ri.:ht to property is as im- portant as the right 10 life and the riht to liberty." c. You take my life when you do take the means by which t live." The Old Poor Laws were a right, and they were a property; nay, more, they were the outworks of other rights, and the best defences of all other pro- perly. But the principle and preamble of the New Poor Law, laid down by Lord BROUGHAM, Lord JOHS RUSSELL, and all other the heartless philosopher's of the modern school, is, that Poor Laws and Poor Law Relief are not a right, and not being a right they cannot of course he a property. This is-treading on perilous ground, for as all property is the creation of taw. and of law only, where is the solidity of the super structure when one of the, corner stones is lislodged ? With a email stake of legally created property ourselves we propound the question with real fear and trembling, for if the property of our poorer neighbours be desecrated and destroyed, we must begin to have mis- givings about the safety of our own title deeds —parchment after all. To those who did the Gazette and Guardian the honour of attending to our opinions on the New Poor Law from the outset, and who chance to remember them, this will be no new doctrine. Preparatory to the enactment of that law in 1834, a book, purporting to be an abiidgemcnt of inquiries made by certain parties delegated its Assistant Commissioners by the New Poor Law Commissioners, was widely and gratui- tously circulated by Government among all the newspaper press of the country. The object was to entrap support of a New Poor Law by the garbled and one-sided statements of that book. Among the rest the book was received at our office* Many of our well meaning contempora- ries, who have since seen their error, were rather hastily led astray by the extraordinary disclosures pretended in that book. We take no merit for having, in the course of our duty, perused it with care, and weighed its matter with caution, and we denounced it, on its own internal evidence at once, as a Bill of Indictment against the Poor, on interested and insufficient testimony, and we ignored it ac- cordino-lv. We then cave all our friends and .b- n readers full notice that the witnesses whose depositions were cited were suborned, and the intent of the book nefarious. Our vaticinations were fulfilled by the proposition of the New Poor Law afterwards. We propose in our next number to establish by testimony, which we believe conclusive, that the first New Poor Law report was in reality a- 1-ibel upon—a Bill of Pains and Penalties against-tiie poor and working classes, false in its facts, fraudulent in itscoiieeptioii. and p«twiicTOUS "in its conse- quehces. We shall then show the poor and industrious classes as they really are, in how far they have deserved the visitation of the harsher inflictions of the New Poor Law, and what may be their rights to a more equitable law based upon the more Christian priiiciples of a byegone age. We shall then take occasion to wait upon the pending discussions on the subject in Parliament also, where we rejoice to see a reactionary spirit in favour of the poor is really manifesting itself among all parties, save the mere servile tools of an unscrupulous ministry.
The arrival of the Patrick Henry p icket ship from New York, from wht'nce she sailed on the 8th current, brings the inaugural Address of General HARRISOV, the new President, oil as- stitniiig the reiiis of oflice. Like most produc- tions of the same official character of the Ame- rican school, it is redundant of verbiage, but it affords us sincere gratification to state also that great good sense and a most conciliatory tone pervade this document, not alone when treating of matters and questions purely of domestic concern, but, moreover, when indi- cating the general principles by which the foreign policy of his admillistration would be governed. That branch of his subject matter is indeed briefly dismissed, but this should the less excite surprise as it could not be expected that on the very first day of entrance upon his func- tions he should have made himself sufficiently acquainted with the state of public business, and the details of pending negociations as to be enabled to announce, ex-cathbdra as it were, the precise line bf conduct which, under actual and i"'en circumstances, he.shoutd be inclined to i',) I I i) w. Unless, ind ed, the conjuncture were iticii as to require that some decisive action should be taken, it is not to be expected that ,)til)lic declarations of ;iiiy precise i)alure would lie expressed. Hut from what little ht, did say, coupled with the proceedings in the Senate and the observations of that distinguished Senator, \lr CLAY. we are greatly encouraged and strengthened in the belief that peace may still be maintained without the sacrifice of national honour, either on the one side or the other- The great and chief difficulty interposing does not consist in the Boundary disputes, either on the Maine, Canadian, or Oregon frontiers, bit, in the case of M'LKOD- We may afford to make the cession of territory, aye, and of whole provinces, for the sake of peace, but if but one hair of M 'LEOD's: head be touched—of M'LKOD a free born British subject—then war is inevi- lal¡le. A great nation which should fail in the first of all its duties, that of the protection of life and propertv to the subject, would justly fall into general contempt, and become the scorn and butt nf insull and injury, instead of the pride and eovy of the world. As both the Governor and Sub-Governor of the State of New York are zealous members of that party, as the representative, and through the exertions of which. General HARRISON has attained his present high position, it may be hoped that they will he found co-operating heartily with the conciliatory policy of the President.. and give the early earnest of it by the release of M'LeoD. The following is the paragraph in question, referring to foreign policy :— The foregoing remarks relate almost exclu- sively to matters connected with our domestic concerns. It may be proper, however, that I sltollld give some indications to my fellaw citizens of my proposed course of conduct in the management of our foreign relations. I assure them, therefore, that it is my intention to use every means in my power to preserve the friendly intercourse which now so happily subsists with every foreign nation; and that, although, of course, not well informed as to the state of any pending negociations with any of them, I see in the personal characters of the Sovereigns, as well as in the mutual interest of our own and of the Govern- ments with which our relations are most inti- mate, a pleasing guaranty that the harmony so important to the interests of their subjects, as well as our citizens, will not be interrupted by the advancement of any claim, or pretension upon their part to which onr honour would not permit us to yield. Long the defender of my country's rights in the field, I trust that my fellow-citizens will not see in my earnest desire to preserve peace with foreign powers any indi- cation that their rights will ever be sacrificed. or the honour of the nation tarnished, by any admission on the part of their chief magistrate unworthy of their former glory."
CARDIFF. GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMARV AND DISPENSARY, CARDIFF Abstract cf House Surgeon's Report to the Weekly Board, from Mar. 16th, to March 23rd, 1841. inclusive. 1N-DOOR PATIEMTS.—Remained hv last Rerort, 8; A(] inittedqiiic(-, 4 -12. f)i.-ic i;irged. 0-(,tiretl ;ill() ftelieveti,O-O; Died, 0-0; Remaining, 12. OUT-Doon PATIENTS. —Remained by last. Report. 146; Admitted si nee, 2i—171. Discharged, 4 —Cured and Relieved, 13—Died, 1-1 S. Remaining, 153. Medical Officers for the Week. Phy sician, Dr. Moore,—Consulting Surgeon, Mr fleece,-Surgeon, Mr lewis, Visitors, Kev. J. Evans and Mr liamlen. THOS. JACOB, House Surgeon. Her Majesty held her first levee this iieasono on Wednesday last. Among the. distinguished per- sonages present we notice the name ot the Marquess of Bute. We hope to be ahie next week to lav before our readers an account of he quality of iru; and coal sent down the Glamorganshire f inal during the last year.
SWANSEA. An old woman, the wife of a labouring man, was burnt to death at Foxhole last week. She had been bedridden for many years. It is not known how the accident originated. Two copper men were scalded very severely at the Upper Bank Works last week. They were engaged in tapping the furnace when au explosion took place, which caused the injuries above alluded to. They were instantly conveyed home, where every attention was paid them by Mr Rowland, surgeon. We are happy to hear that hopes are entertained of their ultimate recovery. COPPBR ORES SOLD AT SWANSEA. March 24th. 1841. Mines. 21 Cvots. Purchasers. s. d Cohre 80 Pascoe Grenfell Ik Sons 11 14 6 Ditto 76 Sims, Willyanis, Neviii Druce, and Co. and Williams. Foster, and Co. 19 7 6 Ditto 70 English Copper Co. 19 10 6 Ditto .6t Ditto. 12 7 0 Ditto 60 Williams, Foster, &. Co 12 4 6 Ditto 90 Pa8Coe Grenfell & Sons 21 4 0 Ditto 67 Ditto. 21 4 0 Ditto. 60 Ditto. 21 4 0 Santiago 74 Vivian and Sons, and English Copper Co.. 12 5 0 Ditto 73 Vivian aud Sons 12 2 0 Ditto 61 Sitns, Wiiiyams. Nevill Druce, and Co. 20 7 6 Ditto 60 Williams, Foster, & Co. 20 7 6 Chili 86 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 19 2 6 Ditto 85 Williams. Foster, & Co. 18 19 0 Ditto 36 Pascoe Grenfell & Sons 18 0 6 Ditto 93 Sims, Willyams, Nevill Druce, and Co 19 18 < Ditto 19 Ditto. 25 8 6 Ditto 49 English Copper Co 18 17 0 Copiapo 95 Vivian and Sons 26 9 0 Ditto 60 Ditto. 26 3 0 Allihies .124 Ditto 9 6 0 Knockmahon 115 English Copper Co, and Pascoe Grenfell and Sons. 6 18 Cronbane 84 Williams, Foster, & Co 6 9 6 Ditto I I Copper Co. 2 5 0 Tigrony 35 Vivian and Sons 6 14 0 Liandidoo 68 Ditto. 3 17 0 James's Ore.. 36 English Copper Co, and Pascoe Grenfell and Sons 3 0 6 1828
COWBRIDGE. TUESDAY, MARCH 23.—Our fair here this day was very encouraging to the breeders of stock, store cattle of every description being in great demand, and ob- taining high prices.—The hay selling farmers (who have no stock to sell because they keep nothing to feed them with) find that hay is becoming a drllg at Merthyr, and would have been glad if tner had had three or four yoke of good oxen at this fair, to help to pay their rent. No good farmer of the Vale of rla- morgan has ever been a regular hay merchant, and it is therefore-no loss to hiiu that the Carmarthenshire and Breo«Wihir« farmers have taken up the trade, and are driving the hay jobbers of Glamorgan oat of the Merthyr market. POST OFFICE IMPROVEMENT." A loug time before it took place we were told with many a flourish of trumpets that the authorities t the Post Office in London, bad made such "improve- ments" in the mode of transmitting letters to us on this side of the Severn, that several hoars would be gained thereby in the reception of letters, &c. How- ever, as the old adage has it, it is not all gold that glitters, and so the promised blessing has turned out any thing but gold to some of us. We in Merthyr dn, occasionally, get our letters a little sooner, but what shall we say with regard to the grand improve- ment," after reading the following correspondence ? It appears, therefrom, that Cowbridge, and all places west of Newport, on that route, have gained a loss," by the improvement, a delay being caueed from it in the reception of their letters from Abergavenny, Pontypool, Usk, and Carleon, of not less than twenty- four hours! It will be seen that application haa been made to the powers above," who replied that they could not adopt the remedy pointed out on account of the expense, which they very naturally thought the penny concern" could not stand; so the matter rests. (COPY). "Cowbridge, 23d February, 1841. "SIR, — In consequence of the alteration of tbe time of the Bristol and Swansea Mail, the letter* from Usk to this place are delayed 24 hours at New- port. I believe it is the same with the Abergavenny and Pontypool letters. "I have the honour to be, Sir, Your obedient servant. Licut. Col. Niaberly." "JOHN BEVAN. General Post Office, 6th March, 1841. "SfR,—I beg to inform yon, in answer to your communication of the 23d ultimo, that the dehty of which you complain arises in consequence of the Mail Coach from Bristol passing through Newport before the arrival of the Mail Coach from Aberga- Y,snny. i I "To keep-up thf communication to which you allude, the latter md'il lUust be despatched from Aber- gavenny nearly three hours earlier than at present, which would prevent the inhabitants of Abergavenny, Pontypool. &c., p> sung t? eir letters for Bristol and the West (a correspyndeOc 01' the nost consequence) in the morning. I am, Sir, your olxdrr'ttt servant, "THO. LAWRENCE, ;\1r Bevan." Assist. Sec. "Cowbridge. 12th March. 1841. 41 SIR,—I enclose a copy ot a letter received froiB the General Post Office, in answer to mine bringing to Colonel Maberly's notice the delay in forwarding the Ahergavenny and Pontypool letters, and more particularly those from Usk. However good the reason may be as to Abergavenny letters, it does not necessarily apply to those from Usk a place half the distance; for the postman, nstead of delivering his bags to the Guard of the Abergavenny Mail, at Car- leou, might proceed to Newport, three miles further, at a slight additional expense. I calculate that the Bristol Mail is due at Newport, at 10. Allowing three quarters of an hour for transferring the letters from one bag to another, and an hour and a quarter for his ride (ten miles and a half), he would not b. required to start earlier than eight, which is the tintft he now leaves, or if half an hour or an hoar earlier, it would not make much difference, as at present the letters are generally posted the night before. He might take the Carleon bags on. 1 am. Sir, your obedient servant, (Signed) "JoHN BEVAN. Charles Rideout, Eliq" "Gloucester, 20th March, 1841. "SIR,—I beg leave to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 12th instant, containing a copy of one from the Secretary; and, in reply, to state your proposition to extend the ride from Usk to Newport would be attended with not only an expense on the revenue, hut an inconvenience to the inhabitants o' the former town. I should not therefore be warranted in recommending its adoption "I am. Sir, your obedient humble servant, (Signed) CHAB. RIDEOUT. John Bevan, Esq:"