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ROOSE POINT.-On Wednesday last, the smack Jane, from Swansea for this port, got on shore at the above place, and suffered serious injuries in her hull: her bottom and keel having been driven completely in by striking against the rocks, with loss of sails, chain cable and anchors; crew saved. She now lies on the rocks, and but little hopes are entertained for the preservation of the remaining part of her shattered hull, should the wind blow in the direction of the shore. She belongs to this port, and is the property of Mr. James Lucas, whose loss will be severely felt, as he has a very large family to provide for. SUDDEN DEATII.Oll the 29th ult, a gentleman of the name of Griffiths, being on a visit at his brother's, the Rev. Mr. Griffiths, of Broadway, Llanblethian, near Cowbridge, died very suddenly. He was, apparently, in his usual health in the morning, but shortly after making a hearty breakfast, fell down in a fit. A medical gentleman from Cowbridge was in attendance in a few minutes, who bled the deceased, and was about using means to restore him when he expired. COWBRIDGE FAIR, 29th Sept.—Cattle sold tolerably well in the early part of the day, but afterwards went at a somewhat lower price than they have lately fetched. I here was a large supply of horses of a common sort, but no jobbers consequently few were sold, and those at a very low price. BRIDCEND. — VVe understand that Wyndham Harding, Esq., formerly of the London and Bir- mingham, and now of the Leeds and Manchester Railway, was, yesterday, unanimously elected Secre- tary ol the Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock Railway. From the great experience which Mr Harding has had in railway business, and the very high testimonials which he produced to the directors, we feel persuaded the appointment will give universal satisfaction to the shareholders,—Greenock Advertiser,
REVISING BARRISTERS COURT,…
REVISING BARRISTERS COURT, MERTHYR. This Court opened on Saturday, the I Sth ult., before J. Wilson and J. Evans, Esqrs., when there ap- peared, from the production of the Overseer's lists of objections for the pariah of Merthyr, to be upwards of 400 objections on the part of the Conservatives, and 100 on that of the Radicals. It appeared also, that upwards of 200 objections made by the Conservatives were withdrawn, the Conservative agents having been unable to serve the requisite notices on the parties, owing to the vague description of their places of abode as described on the register of some, and the removal of others from Dowlais, to residences as yet unknown. The first class of voters which the Conservatives objected to was against parties claiming to vote upon property at Gellydeg, which amounted in numbers to 50 and up- wards. This property belongs to Lord Dynevor, and J. Richards, Esq of Roath, near Cardiff; and by the evidence of William Howell, a sub-agent, and others, it appeared that several workmen in the employ of Messrs. Crawahay had built houses upon a verbal promise, with a sub-agent that they should have a lease for three lives granted to them of the Louses. It was objected to, on the part of the Conservatives then, as there was no evidence given of the owners of the soil, or their legally authorized agents to confirm these several agreements, that the parties had not such a legal or equitable estate as to confer upon them the proper franchise. The Barrister, (Mr. Wilson), over- ruled the objection, and the claimants were severally allowed to be retained upon the list of voters. The next class of objections made by the Conser- vatives was against several workmen, in the employ of the Dowlais Company. The parties, in each case, it appeared, claimed to vote in respect of a house agreed by him, to be purchased by the Company — that when the purchase money should be all paid up, a lease was agreed to be handed to the claimant, and which lease was deposited in the Dowlais office, but not executed by the claimant. Mr, Davies on the part of the Conservatives, contended, that as no agreement had beep reduced into writing between the claimant and the company, and as a new lease hud been executed by the former, be neither had an estate in iaw nor equity to entitle him to be on the register, and urged this strongly upon Mr. Wilson particularly, itlut coadjutor, Mr. Evaua bad declared the last year such to be hia opinion, and expunged several similar C!I in consequence. Mr. Wilson, however, decided in favour of the franchise; several of the Dowlais workmen were therefore retainer*. The Couit was occupied in revising the county lists for Merthyr, uutill Thursday, the resuit ia us follows :—— Conservatives expunged 73 Radicals 41 It ha* come to our Wnnwledge; and we confidently as.seilit, that so excessively anxioui were the iqijb- ordinates oi Sir John 'iucst to throw every obstacle in the way of the Conservative* from serving their nicn with the requisite notices of objection, that when the Conservative agents proceeded to serve the re- mainder of such notices on the^5th of August, which our readers w in remember was the last day on which they could be given in, the doors of those workmen who were to have been served were all closed, the parties being out, (of course by accident), rendering any attempt to carry the law into operation com- paratively '"t'le. the Conservatives, however, having previously elected services to the amount of nearly 200 Now the agents and subordinates of Sir J. Guest maj- possibly plead ignorance of this matter, but get out of it they canuot; and to show that we do not found our statement, of Radical manoeuvering or rather charges of unfair dealing, and unworthy col- lusion on the part of the Dowlais geutlemen, we subjoin the testimony of the individual whose duty it was to serve the no.ices in question. He says as foIlt)w.,s:-Oti the 23rd of August last, I Wti snill; not ices of objections at Dowlais, and Thomas Evans, Sir John Guest's agent, and one James Jones came and met me. The former asked me how long I had turned catchpole, I replied I had come to see the phce, and the latter told him that I was in the habit of selling beer there for my stepfather. 1 bonus Lvans then said he would take care 1 would not sell any more beer there, meaning at Dowlais. Tins wa> about 11 or 12 o'clock in the day. Before he Fa a me, the houses of the people I went to serve with notices of objection were open afterwards when I endeavoured to serve any notices 1 found the bouses shut. I l,,ill to serve about bJ. I saw the constables walking about the streets before me, aud also several of me Dowlais agents. If this d >es not exhibit what our Radical friends call intimidation we kuo.v not what does. It remains for the individuals mentioned in the foregoing testi- mony to explain how it was that, doors so suddenly closed on the appearance of a Conservative notice server. We do not at all suppose that a reason will be attempted to be given the fact, however, is no- torious, and speaks badly for Radicalism. That must lie a bad cause indeed which needs such shifts to protect it; but to such expedients as "closed doors" have the Dowlais Liberals resorted. We trust this will be a case to which the attention of the Govern- ment wili be drawn to provide for an act by which speedier services may be effected, and such tricks be effectually guarded against. Messrs. Davies and Coke appeared for the Conservatives; Messrs. J. Wil- liams and James for the Radicals. FRIDAY. The Borough Court waj opeued this morning, at 10 o'cior k, tor the purpose of revising the Borough List of Voters, when the learned Barrister, Mr. Wit- son called upon Lewis Lewis, one of the overseers, who was in attendance, and who has held that office for several years, aud who it may be almost un- necessary to say i* pretty extensively known as the Master of the Horse," and lately iu the employ of Sir Jolin Guest, to produce the list of objections made by the Conservatives, atnonutio £ lo 113, and like- wise the notices of objections. ') othis requts; Mr. Lewis Lewis, alias tbe '• Master of the IInrs<, coolly replied, that he kuew nothing I u's of either notices or objections. 1 he learned ll.irrister who was evidently disgusted at the gross neglect, aud we should say wilful omission of Mr. f-e- is Lewis, addressed the Master of the ■ !or.-e thusSir, you are overseer of this parish, and you know it to be your duty to be in attendance here wi h your ii-t of voters and objections, as well as all tiie documents connected with the revision of the Borough Lislit, and unless such respective lists aud notices ot objection are brought into Court iin- •.nediuuU, I Viii take care to represent your conduct to Her Secretary of State." This I. I; a." iu hill mouth made the "bcrse" start oft, aud in a short time ail lists of voters as well as of (yi-il ctious ami uot.i,,es of, objections and poor rate books were produced, and the business was therefore pioceedfd %tii upon which we were immediately struck with the reason of the delay on the part of the said Lcivis Lewis the overseer, in the pioduction of the documents, for upon examining them it was dis- coveted that tiie Conservatives had made 143 ob- jections, whilst the Liberals had, after Luntiug for auiiosanccfi, only scraped together 23; and this P'iiditn; the petitioa made against the return of Sir John Guest, Before we have done with this Mr. Lewis Lewis, we may as well append a piece of evidence concerning him and which is eminently calculated to show off the .1 appropriation claws" of that gentleman to the best, or perhaps we should say worst, advantage despite the hibernicism. Morgan Williams says, on the 23rd of August last, I went to serve Mr. Lewis Lewis with two potices of objection at his house. I served him with two notices, and laid on the counter about 40 otker notices. 1 nut my arm upon them, and while 1 referred to my list they were taken away. I then eeked Mr. Lewis Lewis what had become of Own; replied, 411 have got them, I consider that ewry tiling which is put on uie counter to be given to M M oversee*this was between 8 and 9 o'clock at night. I returned home, and the following morning, the 21th of August, through the assistance of Messrs. Meyrick and Davies, solicitors, procurred the original notices in time to effect a legal tervice. We shall now hasten to furnish our Conservative friends with the glorious result of the revision. It appeared upon an examination into this and last year's register, that about 87 names upon this year's list (friends of the member) had been omitted, severely being disqualified by non-payment of rates and other reasons; and out of the 143 objections made this year by the Conservatives, 71 names were expunged, and 8 Conservative claims established; and out of the 23 objectors made by the Radicals four names only were expunged, and not one new claim egtablislied out of the four, two were expunged for non-attendance. This, we hope and believe, will give our Conser- vative friends courage and induce them to look out for a good and true man to the cause, and to present him on the hustings on the first opportunity, (which bye- the-bye is soon likely to happen), and we assert upon the very best antliority that Sir Robert Peel will, when that opportunity occurs have an additional vote in the House of Commons. We were gratified to observe some of our Conser- vative friends attending the Revision Court; among them we noticed R. O. Jones, Esq., of Fonmon Castle; Anthony Hill, Esq.; Howell Gwyn, Esq., of Baglan House; Wm. Meyrick, Esq.; John Homfray, Esq., of Llandaff House; Henry Thomas, Esq. &c. &c. In this Court also, Messrs. Coke and Davies ap- peared on behalf of the Conservatives. The revision at Caerphilly was proceeding with on Saturday, when Mr. Coke, the Conservative agent had not (from what our correspondent informs us) that Conservative aid which he ought to have received, as 8 or 9 names were expunged on account of the parties objected to not attending to substantiate their votes.
GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE…
GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY, CARDIFF. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the WeeWFi Board, from Sep. 21st to Sep. 28th, 1841, inclusive. 11f-DoOR P ATISN r.-Remainerr by last Report "1; Admitted since, 4—11. Discharged, O-Curod and Relieved, 2 Died, 0-0 Remaining, 9. OUT-DOOR PATlENTS-Rcmined by last Report, Sl j Admitted ince ] 7, -98. Discharged, 3—Cured Alid Relieve(i 11,—Died. 0 — 1 i. Remaining, 84. Medical Officers for the Week. PliysiciFLn, Dr Moore, — Consulting Surgeon, Mr Reece,—Surgeon. hir Lewis,—Visiters, Rev. J. Evans, and Sir, liamlon. THOS. JACOB, House Surgeon. 10 CONFITLM.ATiox.-On Tuesday last, the Lord bishop of Llandaff, held a Confirmation in St. John's Church, in this town. His Lordship was attended by the Rev. W. Bruce Knight, Chancellor of the Diocese, and the usual official functionaries. The Church was filled with an attentive and numerous congregation; that portion next the Communion Table, having been set apart especially for the use of the Candidates. Of these, no fewer than two hundred and eighty-six renewed in their lown persons their baptismal vows, and received the episcopal bene- diction of our rcspccted Diocesan. The neighbour- ing Clergy were also present, and witnessed the Performance of the rite. The charge, which was 111 01'1 t impressive, was received with the greatest interest and attention, as well by those to whom it was more particularly directed, as hy the rest of the Covigregatioil. And we trust that an address so Worthy a Bishop of our Apostolical Church, may not fail in producing the proper effect, by calling the attention of its members, to a due appreciation of their privileges as such, and by setting forth the great advantages attending the maintenance of VNITY in the Church of Christ. We much regret that in our critique on the Newport exhibition we should, in noticing the very clever picture, number 12, have made a mistake in giving the name of the painter. His proper name is Mr. W. R. B. Shaw. We are proud to say that 1\1r. Shaw is a native of Merthyr Tydvil, and is well known as a talented artist. To those of our readers who have not seen the preduction in question, we would say, go and study it. We shall be much imstaken if the gentry, &c., of our county go far to Ih-ck for a clever limner, .when our own county can furnish one of such sterling worth as Mr. Shaw. Edward John Hutchings, Lansantfread, Esq., and "William Chute Gwinnett, of Penlline Castle, Esq., have been appointed Deputy-Lieutenants of this county by the Lord-Lieutenant. The revision of the electors' list for Cardiff took place on Thursday last, when the numbers settled t'y John Wilson and James Evans, Esqrs., the He- vising' Barristers, were as follows :— Freemen 138 Householders. St. John the Baptist 201 St. Mary 106 Total. 505 The letter, containing money, advertised in our last, as having been lost, has come safely to hand. Not the slightest blame can possibly attach itself to any department of the Post-office. TAFF-VALE RAILWAY.—During the short period of ten months, no less than 07,489 passengers have been carried over the Taff-Vale Railway, for which the company received the sum of £ 6100 7s. Gd. The weekly income derived from the passenger traffic amounts already to E 169 8s. 12d. and from the merchandise traffic to to E166 Is. 7d. When the vast mineral ores on both sides the line are opened, the latter will, undoubtedly, increase beyond the most sanguine expectations of the shareholders. Captain Richard Bassett, R. N., has transmitted to the Treasurer of the Glamorganshire and Mon- mouthshire Infirmary E50 and has requested his liame to be enrolled as a subscriber of £ o per annum. We understand that the late Daniel Jones, Esq., lias, by will, bequeathed £ 2000 to the trustees of the Cardiff Infirmary; and has also appointed such trustees residuary legatees. MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.-We beg to direct the Attention of our readers to an advertisement of a lecture, to be delivered at the Town Hall, in this town, on Friday evening next, by Mr. G. Price. We hope there will be a full attendance. A History of England, in 25 volumes, has been presented to the Institute by Mr. John Heath, of Cardiff. Other hooks have been presented, which, we trust, will form the nucleus of a valuable library. In compliment to the memory of the late lamented ^Marchioness of Bute, the Mayor and corporation of Cardiff attended Divine Service on Sunday last, at St. John's Church, in deep mourning, and a very excellent sermon was preached oil the melancholy occasion by the Rev. Thomas Stacey. The text was selected from the 31st chapter of Deuteronomy, IGth verse.—" Thou shalt sleep with thy fathers." After a plain and practical exposition of the ultimate lot of man, and of the consequent duties of the christian and after enlarging upon the many high and holy considerations which should guide him to a Ie patient continuance in well-doing," in sole de- pendance upon the grace and merciful provisions of God, through a blessed Saviour, and the awful and manifest danger of living in sin, perverseness, and » unbelief, for that all that are' in their graves shall one day hear the voice of the Son of God, and shall come forth, and be judged, every man ac- cording to his woiks," he proceeded, in allusion, to the afflicting occurrences that had that day called them together, as near as we could gather to the following effect :-Let the frequent admonitions ad- dressed to us by the dying and the dead prevail with WI, to prepare to join our fathers in peace. See how the world is changing in its aspects so also in its people. The sun that rises day by day nener sets upon the same beings that it rose upon. With irre- spective kindness, or with cruelty, the monster death invades our dwellings and one hour he gently bears a saintly soul to glory, and another hour, rudely snatches some guilty soul away from the place of penitence and pardon, and hurries it where there is no hope. How recently have we known him make havock among the noble and the gentle, as among the lowly and the poor. How has he, in a peculiar manner, deprived this neighbour- hood of such as were ornaments to our nature, and examples before our eyes, which, if we imitate, however humbly, we shall not need to call the story of their death a sad one, but esteem it among the advantages and privileges of our place and time. Let us apply it to the purposes of faith, the confession of Christ, and the glory of God. We can do no better. And while we mourn the loss of that honoured lady—that rare personage, the sorrows for whose removal hence had more aggravation in them. under all the circumstances, and more consolations, for surviving friends, than falls commonly to the lot of mankind, we shall have much to learn, and more to imitate and follow. Like her, let the pains and sufferings of life raise us in heart and soul above the world ;—like her, let them carry us direct to the only consolation of afflicted sinners—the knowledge and love of the Saviour and under grace, through the process of earthly sorrows, become like her, ready to be offered, and glad to sleep with her fathers. Or if we turn to the contemplation of the departure of an aged brother,* whose humanity and munificence went hand in hand as a proof of which, we would point you to that house of mercy, where so many of us, brethren, hastened but yesternight to pay what poor acknowledgment we could to his insensate remains, and to that rich legacy which he has left, and which raises that institution from a state of struggling and comparative penury, almost to independence, lot us learn, that as when a generous disposition is purified by the grace of God, that which is natural becomes spiritual; so this great deed of most merciful liberdlity of his, so rich and free in itself, and so beneficial and useful to men, if derived from the principle of grace, is, doubtless, acceptable to God. His generosity sprung from duty to God; his bounty was graciousness, and a beautiful illustration of gospel charity. He, too, sleeps with his fathers. Let us follow him in his philanthropy and let us la- bor to follow ALL who live to Christ & die in the Lord,; and we shall share their glory in that day when all the saints of God, and among them, as we fervently hope, those excellent dead, whom we remember here this day, shall rise again, and be shown to the assembled universe as having believed, and done more and bet- ter things than their best friends now know or think. After a few other exhortations to remember how short our time is, and how our works shall follow us, he concluded with a hope, that when the sentence of the text should be fulfilled in himself and his hearers, and they sleep with their fathers, their young men should say with a faith, and earnestness, and joy, worthy of such a hope,—their bodies rest in peace, but t4at the promises of God in Christ, which they fervently believe, point to a time when we shall witness a scene such as is described by the prophet, There was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bones came together, bone to his bone and when I beheld, lo! the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above, but there was no breath in them. And the wol.(" oi the Lord God said to the wind, come from the four winds, O breathe, and breathe upon those dead that they may live and the breath came upon them and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, ee an exceeding great army." The late Daniel Jones, Ksq., of 13Lauprep who, at his sole cost, built Carililf infirmary•
MR. BRENDON, SURGEON DENTIST, No 7, Duke-street (opposite the Post Office), CARDIFF. INTENDS to reside in the above town, and feels assured from his knowledge of his profession, having been educated with a Surgeon and a Surgeon- Dentist, to gain the confidence of all those who may require his advice. Mr. Brendon, in his artificial work, makes use of the new Mineral Teeth, which can be adapted to every shade of colour, and from their never decaying, or being acted upon by wear, will keep their appearance for anv lcnsith of time. Cardiff, Aug. 27, 1841.
ORDINATION. Our venerable and truly exemplary Diocesan held an Ordination at the Cathedral Church of Llandaff, on Sunday last, on which occasion the following gentlemen were admitted to Priests' and Deacons' Orders :-Priests, Rev. Judah Jones, B.A., Trinity College, Cambridge, Radyr Rev. Thomas James, St. David's College, Trevethyn Rev. John Roberts, St. David's College, Blaena Rev. Edward Bevan, Literate, Cowbridge, St. Melons. Deacons, Charles William Grove, St. David's College, Cadoxton; Richaid Evans, St. David's College, Bonvilston The Cathedral has lately undergone a thorough repair and renovation, in which its former fantastic designs appear to have been rigidly adhered to,—and the modern choir, nave, and transept still form at least a striking contrast to the beautiful ruins, the broken shafts, and mouldering columns, capitals, and arches, through which before you reach the modern portal you must approach them. However our present business is not with the sacred edifice, but with the hallowed services which were performed there last Sunday. A crowded congregation thronged the choir, which lacked sitting room for the attendants. The beauti- ful Morning Service of our Church was very impres- sively read. It had been generally expected that the Bishop would preach the Ordination Sermon, and we unfeignedly regretted to hear, and to observe from his lordship's appearance, that ill-health ren- dered him unequal to it. If anything, however, could make amends for the disappointment which was experienced, it was done by the circumstance of the highly-gifted Chancellor of the Diocese, the Rev. W. Bruce Knight, occupying the pulpit, and by the masterly discourse which he delivered. His Text was the 11th c. St. Matthew's Gospel, the 37th and 38th verses—" The Harvest indeed is plenteous, but the Labourers are fetc;—pray ye therefore the Lord of the Harvest that lie ivi.11 send furth Labourers into his Harvest." In discoursing upon this subject the reverend preacher pointed its application to the times in which we live, lamenting that while in our own country wealth and population increased, the authorized means for promulgating the saving truths and blessings of the Gospel did not increase with them in anything like a corresponding degree. He then took an historical survey of the Church from the earliest to the present time, during which, with almost more than his wonted fervour and ability, he displayed her sound scriptural and apostolic doctrine and discipline he traced her bursting the bonds of Popery on the one hand, and steering amidst the shoals of Dissent on the other. The picture which he drew, true to the life, has we think seldom if ever been equalled,—and he concluded a most powerful discourse by an encouraging, affectionate, and im- pressive appeal, as well to his general audience, as to those who were about being "sent forth as Labourers into the Harvest." The solemn Ordination Service followed, which was performed by the profoundly learned and esti- mable Bishop, in the usual impressive manner. We lamented to see so scanty an attendance of Clergy on so imposing an occasion. Plain & unaffected and devoid of pomp though the services and ceremonies of our Church are, yet we think there are occasions, and that an Ordination is one of them, when a goodly gathering of the Pastors as well as the Bishops of our flocks is calculated to effect much good, by the impression which it makes on the minds of those who witness it. In our Cathedral too much of the high sublimity of the services of her ritual is lost from the absence of the soul stirring sounds of the pealing organ ;-all however that the united choirs of Llandaff and Whitchurch could do WAS done to supply this loss. Would however that someprincely-minded individual, like the late Philanthropist, DANIEL JONES, •would place an Organ there In the evening it was again hoped and expected that the Bishop would preach, but his Lordship, we grieve to say was too much exhausted and too un- well to attend the service. The fertile and untiring energies of the Rev. Chancellor of the Diocese was again put into requisition,—he again preached a most splendid sermon from the 3rd c. o.f Phillippians and the 20th and 21st verses. -00
FUNERAL OF DANIEL JONES, ESQ.
FUNERAL OF DANIEL JONES, ESQ. On Saturday evening last, the mortal remains of the above lamented gentleman were brought to this town, when they were met at the turnpike by a number of gentlemen, who accompanied it through the town on its way to Beaupre. Mr. Superintendant Stockdale, and a body of Police led the procession they were followed by the Mayor of Cardiff, Henrv Morgan, E. P. Richards, and C. Williams, Esqs, Vice-Presidents of the Infirmary; Messrs. Anthony Alsop, Robert Daw, J. B. Woods, the Revs. James Evans, and Thomas Stacey, Members of the Com- mittee of the Infirmary Dr. Moore, Physician to the Infirmary; James Lewis, Esq., Surgeon to ditto 1). W. Davies, Esq.. Sturgeon to ditto; and Thomas Jacobs, Esq., House Surgeon. Amongst the other gentlemen who attended, we noticed Messrs. Evan David, W. J. Watson, Wm. Bird, Charles Vachell, J. J. Watkins, &c. &c. The funeral took place on Monday last, at Lan- dow, when an immense assemblage of persons were present; refreshments in profusion were provided at Beaupre House, for the gentry and tenantry, who accompanied the body to the last resting place. The procession which extended to a great length was formed in order as follows:— Superintendant of the Cardiff Police. Police constables as attendant on the gentlemen who formed the Deputation sent from Cardiff, on behalf of the corporation. The tradesmen and tenantry of the deceased on horseback, to the number of fifty-two abreast, wearing hat-bands and scarfs. The undertaker, Mr. W. P. Knox, of London, Two mutes in rich dresses. The lid of ostrich feathers, with attendants on each side. The hearse and four horses, richly caparisoned, with ostrich feathers and velvets, with bearers on each side. Three mourning coaches, four horses each, in which were the relatives of the deceased. The medical gentlemen of the Infirmary. David Evans, Esq., Mayor of Cardiff; Thomas Morgan, Esq., Alderman of ditto Joseph Davis, and John James Watkins, Esqs., Councillors of ditto. A numerous body of friends of the deceased fol- lowed together with a number of private carriages, making a retinue of between thirty and forty vehicles. The procession left Beaupre House at about half-past ten o'clock, r. M., and extended the whole length of the town of Cowbridge, from turnpike to turnpike. All the shops were close shut, and the private houses had the blinds drawn down. The arrangements of the funeral were conducted by Mr. Knox, the undertaker, in a highly respectable manner. The deepest grief seemed to pervade the assembled multitude, and each ono appeared to feel the heavy loss which had been sustained. The funeral sermon was most impressively read, by the Rev. W. Bassett, the Vicar of Lartdow. The mayor and assessors of the borough of Car- diff have appointed Monday next for the revision of the burgess list, at the Town Hall, Cardiff.
THE LATE DREADFUL ACCIDENT…
THE LATE DREADFUL ACCIDENT AT PEN- YDARRAN WORKS, MERTHYR TYDVIL. The tidings of this distressing accident having only reached us last week on the eve of publication, we were unable to give as full an account of it as could be desired. The main facts, as stated, were, how- ever, correct. Further authentic particulars will be found in our report of the proceedings at the inquest. On Saturday last a jury was summoned by the coroner, William Davies, Esq.; the only duty which they performed was the distressing one of viewing the bodies, in order that they might be buried It was then adjourned till Wednesday, The funerals of the deceased workmen took place on Saturday morning last; the unfortunate woman who met her death was interred the day following the accident. Oil Wednesday morning we paid a visit to the Penydarran Works, and the scene of the awful catastrophe was such a one as we shall never forget. The interior of the piemises are almost completely demolished, one large and very high stack towering over the ruins. Had this stack fallen, the consequences must have been far more disastrous even than they were; providentially it withstood the shock. It is impossible to give our readers any accurate idea of the present appearance of the Pennydarran Works. The immense boiler which burst, and which weighed upwards of twelve tons. with the tube, lies 45 feet from its original station, it having been blown to that distance the boiler tube was projected about the same distance in a contrary direction four stacks were knocked down and one has been taken down since; the iron roofs are bent in all directions; im- mense masses, and beams of iron, are lying about in the places to which they were driven by the explosion, and the whole place is filled with a net-work, if we may so speak, of massive iron bars, beams, &c., almost inextricably blended together. The surrounding houses are also much injured, many of the roofs being full of holes, caused by the fall of bricks and pieces of iron. The accounts given us by the individual who at- tended us through the works were most heart-sicken- ing. In one place we were told that such a man had been killed there,—that in another spot a poor work- man had been literally broiled alive,-t i,-tt here a poor woman had discqvered her dead husband,—and there a child had in vain sought for a missing parent. The narrow escapes, too, which some of the workmen experienced, were most wonderful. One young man told ns, that an immense quantity of iron fell around him, buthe did not receive a scratch. Several who were close to the boiler when it burst, escaped; whilst others at a distance were either killed or se- riously injured. Immediately after the occurrence of the sad catas- trophe, upwards of 2000 women from Dowlais, and its neighbourhood, surrounded the works, anxious to learn the fate of those connected with them who were employed on the premises. The scene altogether was harrowing in the extreme. I:> 1 he following memorial was presented to the coro- ner by the jury on Mondey the request was imme- diately complied with:- "To William Davies, Esq., Coroner for the district of Merthyr Tydvil. "The undersigned, being the jurors empannelled to examine into the causes that led to the deaths of several persons at Penydarran. Iron Works, on Tuesday, September 23rd, 1841, beg to submit the following representation to your consideration, trust- ing that you will deem it right to adopt the course they think it their duty to suggest, under an im- pression of the solemn obligation of their oaths on the occasion. I) Having viewed the bodies of six unfortunate suf- ferers from a dreadful accident, at the said works, and noticed the extensive destruction that ensued there- from, to the surrounding machinery and structures, they are impressed with the necessity of instituting a strict and impartial enquiry into the real causes of the lamentable occurrence, in vindication of the sur- viving persons connected with the management of the exploded portion of the works; should it appear that that no neglect took place also in justice, to the family and friends of the deceased, and the public in general; should it appear that the destructive acci- dent resulted from either carelessness or mis- management. But not being practical engineers themselves, they do not consider that they are sufficiently ac- quainted with the construction of fixed steam-engines, their operations,, and the effects produced on them by other powers or bodies, to account satisfactorily for the consequences that may result from any improper mismanagement or neglect; hence they respectfully beg to propose, that you will cause to be summoned to their assistance, at the ensuing inqueti, a compj- tent engineer from each of the iron works of Cyfarthfa, Dowlais, and Plymouth, as well as ail the requisite witnesses from the works of Penydarran, including boiler-makers, engine-makers, engine-tenders, and others. Signed—Taliesin Williams, foreman; D. G. Currie. William Wilkins, John Kealon, Thomas Williams, Benjamin Mavard, P. M (.rrgor, David Evans, .Sauiuel Woleott, John Davies, George Koach. William Williams. CORONER'S INQUEST. The adjourned inquest was held on Wednesday, at half-past two o'clock, at the Castle Hotel, Merthyr, before William I)a, lc. Ksq., coroner, and the f'()Iio'w- ing jury:-—Peter M'c Gregor, John Seaton, Samuel Walcott, D. Gibson Currie, John Winston, David Evans, John Davies, W llliam W iliiams, Taliesin Williams, William Wilkins. Benjamin llavard, T. Williams, George Roach.— Mr. Taliesin Williams acted as foreman. The names of the unfortunate persons whose deaths formed the subject of enquiry, were-Jenrcy O'Connel, aged 20; John Williams, aged 20 Evan W illiams, aged 15; John Jones, atfed 53; Harriet Williams, aged 17 aud George Thomas, aged 52. The room was filled with the relations and friends of the workmen, and many of the injured persons were in the room, bearing marks of the late accident. The first witness called was WHiiam Jenkins, who was examined touching the death of John William*; his evidence was as follows:I ar bailer at Penny- darran Works; I was working with John Williams on the day the accident happened he was a bailer the works belong to Messrs. Ihompson and Forman 1 have known deceased for eight or ten years; I last saw deceased on Thursday morning about ten o'clock, two or three minutes, before the accident happened, sitting down by his own balling-fnrnace; he then appeared to be in good health I went from deceased towards my own balling-furnace; I reached my furnace, which is from 18 to 20 yards from deceased's furnace, before the explosion took place ou reaching my furnace I heard a noise, and thought one of the steam pipes had burst; I ran away down towards the lower gate on my return I went towards the tube; the steam was all gone, and I told Win. Matthews and William Thomas that deceased must be under the tube, as he was sitting near it when the boiler burst; the tube was in the place where deceased was sitting William Thomas and William Matthews went, and they saw deceased's hands; they talked to him; I wasgo frightened I could not go; 1 did not »ee John Williams again alive; I saw his body at his own house on Thursday evening. By a juror :—Deceased was 27 years of age. By the foreman — I never heard that tbere was any danger from the machinery or boiler, or that a new tube was making. William Lacy sworn :—I am a rougher-down at Penydarren after the explosion, last witness told me something about John Williams; he said J. Williams must be under the tube which had been shot from the boiler; on looking for deceased, I [discovered him; William Thomas was with me; at first we did not know who it was, but we threw the bricks away, then deceased spoke to us; he told us to get a big iron bar, to get his leg free, as it was fast; his leg was under the tube; we did get a bar, and with great difficulty in an hour and a half we got him free; he said, after we had extricated him from the rubbish, Lord have mercy on rue, and pardon my sins he died in about three minutes after we extricated him; his arm was cut badly with the bricks; his body was free; his right leg was torn all to pieces, but his body was free he was scorched and scalded very much it was hot and tektuiy under the tube. By the foreman :-1 never heard any complaiut of the state of the machinery before the accident. By the coroner :—The noise of the explosion was like the report of a gun, but longer the bricks were, thrown about my standing the scalding water went in an opposite direction to the place where I was standing I was working in the new mil!; I ran into the ash pit of one of the furnaces, and saw the bricks flying over the shed, and against the bank. By the foreman — I heard no fault attached to the engineer in working the engine at that time The coroner here called the engineer, John James, and enquired whether anv person had any complaint to make against him; no one replied. On being sworn John James said:—I am the en- gineer of the high-pressure engine called the Old Mill Engine, at the Penydarran works; I have been in that capacity for eight years; my duty is to mind the boiler, to see that it lias plenty of water in it at all times I have an assistant, whose.duty it was to mind the fire; I have a partner, and we work by turns it was my turn on Thursday morning; my turn com- menced at six o'clock, and I worked from six until six in the afternoon; 1 tried my boiler about five minutes before it-went off; tiie explosion took place between nine and ten o'clock when I heard the ex- plosion I was by a thing called a squeezer; the squeezer was about forty yards from the engine, and of the boiler jIhad been nt the boiler about five minutes before I heard the explosion I tried the water when I was last at the boiler, by opening the guage cock; plenty of water came out through it; there was quite suCicient in the boiler; I supply water to the boiler by a force pump water was regu- larly going into the boiler; I put no water into the boiler but what ran regularly in on that morning; the boiler was rather too full than otherwise when 1 went to work at six o'clock I slackened the supply of water a little it was kept extremely well fed all the tiuie, and it was in that state when I tried it last; it Was rather too full than deficient when I tried it last; the tube was shot out; this tube had an iron casing round it; the boiler itself was forced a contrary way my opinion is, that the tube was rather too big, that there was rather too little water on the tube. By the Foreman:—If too much water was put on the engine it would not go pn so well. By a Juror :—1 consider the tube was too large.. By Coroner:—I consider the quantity of water used was too small in proportion, but that there is a suffi- cient supply of water to answer the guage. I have known the tube and boiler for three years; both have been worked for that period. It was known at Peny- darran that the tube was too large, as they were making a smaller tube to put in this smaller tube is almost ready. By the Foreman:—The tube was nearly ready when the accident happened. By the Foreman.—Any charge of neglect of supply, too little water, &c. to the boiler would fall on me; no improper weight had been placed on the safety-valve, and weights cannot be placed there without permission of the chief engineer. By Coroner :—I believe weights had been taken off the safety-valve. When Mr. Stepbens, the present engineer came, he took off some weights from the safety-valve this was four or five months ago those weights had been put on by Mr. Watts. Mr. Watts put on the expanding valve, which valve is there now. I adopted a menns of trying how the safety-valve would act by an iron bar diposed as a lever. Mr. Stephens told me that he took off the additional weight from the safety valve, because he feared danger might ensue, because oTthere being too much weight of steam to answer the water that was on the tube. On the morning of the explosion I tried the safety-valve, and there was not sufficient steam to raise it; I tried it a quarter of an hour before the accident happened. If the water had decreased ever so much the valve would have raised equally: the valve would not rise quarter of an hour before the accident, I tried it. I considered the steam was then only sufficient to adjust the safety-valve. By the Foreman:—The valve acts itself without being touched. By a Juror:—I believe the accident happened through the tube being too large. I know nothing of the comparative proportion of tubes to boilers: I heard the engineer say the tube was too large, and from my own experience, I thought so too I consider the greater pressure was on the tube inside I am not engineer sufficient to state why I think so The Foreman said, if the witness had not a proper understanding of the principle of the boiler, he was not a proper person to have the care of it. By the Foreman :-1 did not notice any defects in the trial of the engine within the last half or quarter of an hour before the explosion, which I had not noticed in the course of the last year I am sure 1 had plenty of water in I don't know of any leakage in the boiler if a leakage happened in the tube it might have got red hot in five minutes. By the Coroner :—When 1 went in at six o'clock, I slackened the water for fear the boiler mi^ht get too full. If the tube was perfect and the supply of water good, and the steam became too powerful, I cannot say what would occur, but I believe the tube always goes first; the tube is most apt to go. I have never heard of the outer case giving way; the tube often does. By a Juror:—I was away from the engine forty yards off at the time of the explosion, to look after gudgeons, &c. belonging to my work. It was here said. that it was a part of the duty of the witness to be so employed. Examination resumed:—The distance of the engine I from the boiler is about twenty yards. By the Foreman :-1 was away between six and seven to get grease; put a little boy to mind the guage; I was only away about live minutes at a time, and always asked the lad (a boy about fifteen), if the guage Nvas all i-iglit; there was too little water, that was the cause of the explosion in my opinion. About five weeks ago a plate, part jof the tube was ripped olf the tube by the steam. We were forced to squeeze the tube down to put the plates on it was not my turn at the engine that night, it was John Harm'iT- turn. John Harris was turned off because he did not mind hii work; the man who attended the engine whe;) ihc boiler exploded five weeks sgo, knew his businesn as well as I do. I have heard that the ac- cident was owing to too little water, in consequence of a waste oho breaking off or siippin t; the boiler on the explosion of the time before last had the tube squeezed in. We did not know it until we examined it sometime after it happened the tube squeezed in when there was plenty of water. Bv the FOI",nulII he tube was squeezed in when wiis plenty of water. Kxamination rest, lv,e(i: -']'lie tube is nearer the bostons tiian the ton of the cylinder. In fin-iwrr to a question put by the Foreman. Mr Martin, agent ol the works, said that the witness was a steady man. and he did not consider tititt iiity t-xcess on his part had been tile cau.se of the accident. By the C(,r I)er I'll,- water used in the boiler has a great deal of deposit, o.win^, as I suppose, to its flowing over the limestone: the greatest part of the deposit is attached to the sides ol the tube on the top it is but a thin scale the water would become heated sooner wi!h<nit the deposit. By the Foreman :-Sueti accidents have occurred four or five times since I worked at Pennydarran I hav e been there tiirce years. 1 mean by the accidents that the tube has become compressed or flattened; no explosion has occurred before, and no lives have been lost till now. The Coroner then adjourned until ten o'clock on Thursday morning. SgCOJ) DAY.—THURSDAY. The enquiry was resumed this morning; John James was recalled, and his evidence given yesterday, was read over to him by the Coroner. His examina- tioirwots tli,,n continued. By the Foreman :—I decline answering in English any more. Injury has taken place to the tube of that boiler four or five times since I have been at the works similar accidents have taken place with two other boiiers; the both boi ers and tubes are of the same construction: the tubes of the others are too large also they are therefore defective. There was plenty of water on the tubes at the time of the former acci- dents or injuries to the tubes; one sign that there is too little water in the tube, is the melting of & leaden rivet; after the explosion I went into the tube with Mr. Martin; this was about two hours after, and the leaden rivet was missing. I had been at the store- house between six ami seven o'clock; I did not go from the boiler until I went away at the time of the explosion. The boy who assists me tries the cock and tells me when it is safe. I have not spoken to my sister-in-law, or any one that I thought there was danger; I have, in consequence of what before hap- pened to the tube, said to Several that I was afraid the tube might goP, the engine was in as much efff-ct as she could bear; I do not know the causes of such effects as the explosion it does not belong to my branch of work, but to the engineers. I cannot say whether the water was sufficiently lo% the result would be from a red hot state of the tube that it would burst or give way. The result would be, in my opinion, that the tube would be collapsed, but I can- not say whether it would burst. Mr. Watts talked of changing the tube when he was there. Thomas Lewis sworn :—I am employed at Penny- darran under the engineer to look after the engine, &c. and do what I can; I have been so employed three years aud a half; I saw the boiler which burst, for the last time, about eight o'clock in the morning ot Thurs- day last; I saw John James trying the guage-cock at that time, it was then all safe; I was not near the boiler afterwards. Wiien the explosion took place I was at the cast-house. pI r. Furman, one of the pro- prjdors- here entered the room.] I have seen the accidents mentioned by John James before the explo- sion; I think tiiey happened to the weakness of the tubes; they could not resist the f"rce of steam. I believe there was sufficient water at the time of the e, tilite of' tire explosion, because the highest plates in the tube have I not been moved out of their places; I speak of the part It ft in the boiier, the upper plates in the p)rt s ;>0(; out I cannot so positively speak to the part of the tube in cow would have been the first to get red hot, as it was the highest piace of the tuoe was a bare ^ihs as it was the highest piace of the tuoe was a bare ^ihs ,(113e,4t piace of an inch thick, aud the boiier the same thickness le )("ss [ [Here Mr. Williams, an engineer, iu the employ of William Crawshay, Esq. said that if the tube had been half the diameter of the shell, although of the same thickness, it would lie four times its strength.] Ex- amination resumed,—The shell was seven feet i& dia- meter, aud the tube four feet two inches, I bel iere the tube was loo large; the tube was last repaired about two months ago, the other was then at work it was repaired by the boiler-makers; they put some new phtes and new rivets to it; I have never expressed any fear about the boiler, nor have I heard any one else. By the Foreman:—1 know that something has oc- curied four or five times to the tube in the last three years, but I have not felt any fear the cause of the last flattening of tile tube was the waste NAlve gettin, out of its place, aud shortness of water; it was owing to want id water that the leaden plu £ went. 11 the wasie valve were to get out ot order the boiler might go on for a quarter of an hour before danger ensued that is; if thWe were a full supply of water when it got out of order. I consider that the disproportion of the tube alone was sufficient to, and might have caused an explosion. By the Coroner :-1 have seen steam escape through the safety-valve; the same tube was in on such oc- casion about two months ago. Bya Jaror:- I am aware that a weight was taken off the safety-valve by Mr. Wafts. By the Coroner :-It might have been the boys who cleaned the tube, that discovered its being flattened the boys discovered the flattening about two months ago, the boiler was then leaky, and on examining the leak ;the flattening was discovered the lead plug was out; it was short of water then. I have ex- amined the lead ping hole on this occasion, but the plug was missing I cannot say from the appearance of the hole whether the lead plug was melted cut or shot out; the plug hole has no worm in it; it is quite flat. By the Foreman I believe scarcity of water would have produced such a tremendous explosion as that which has occurred; I know of nothing else which would produce it, but weakness of the tube or overloading of the safety-valve. John James reralleti :-I tried the safety-valve a quarter of an hour before the explosion took place the lever of the safety-valve always acts of itself. When I tried the valve I considered the steam on a balance. Thomas Lewis'# examination resumed :—I am of opinion the explosion arose from weakness of the tube, but I do not consider the tube was weaker than nsual at the explosion, except from wear and tear. By the Foreman: — I cannot account for the sides bulging ia. By the Foreman :-1f.the top of the tube had been red hot from scarcity of water, I should think the top would be pressed down. By the Coroner:—Red hot iron will yield sooner than cold from the pressnre of steam; any part of the tube might get red hot at the top or sides; the top generally gets red hot first; I think the red hot top would bulge downwards. Mr. Williams (Messrs. Craws'nay's engineer) said he considered the red hot top of a boiler would bulge upwards and burst. Philip Crum a lad, morn :-1 am an engine firer at Penydarran j it WRS my turn to work at the engineon Thursday morning last; I went between six ana seven o'clock to work at the old mill engine boilers I bad only to attend to the boilers there I remained at the works; I saw John James go to the store-house for some grease at nearly seven o'clock; he was not away quite five minutes; whilst he was away I tried the boiler by opening the highest guage.cock; water came through it; John James cama twice from the store-house during the five minutes to ask me if 1 had tried the boiler. He did not go from his work after- wards; he greased the gudgeons of the rolls and wheels. When the accident happened I was by the Whistle Furnace, that is, the furnace by the scales, the lowest furnace in the upper forge. I was going for sticks for lighting firea on Sunday night, iu tho furnaces under tue boiler; I left John James standing by the squeezer; 1 did not know that I was going for tticka; if I had not gone for sticks I might have been cutting coal or something of that kind; about five minutes after I saw John Jones at the squeezer, the boiler went off; I don't know how often John James supplied the boiler with water, when the water did Dot run into it well of itself; the boiler sometimes feeds regularly through the ten or twelve hours with- out any assistance; I have seen assistance given on some occasions twice or thrice during the twelve hoars; I saw John James try the guage-cock five minutes before the explosion; the stream ran out full and strong there was plenty of water in the boiler; after I went from the boiler to get the sticks, I saw John Jones standing by the squeezer doing nothing apparently. By a Juror :—John James never told me that there was danger; I was net afraid at that time, but I am afraid when the water gets short; but never saw it low or short: the fires were very good. By the Coroner -1 go to the store room for grease on Mondays before we have lighted, but on no other occasions. Adrian Stephens rworn: -1 have heen at Penny- darran as principal engineer for fifteen months the boiler and tube which bursthave been in use during that period: 1 brieve they were set up 3 or 4 years ago I last inspected the boilers and tube in question about two months ago; 1 have not done so since it was repaired; I do not examine the tubes every week, but I cliarge Thomas Lewis, to do it, and he reports tome if he finds anything the matter,—he has made no report to me respecting this tube siace it has been repaired; laiever considered the tube and boiler to be dangerous; I think the original construction was not very fmlty, still if were to construct a new boiler, I bhouhi make the tube -smaller-—it would then be I stronger as the beating surface v-ould he less, and not so much stratn would be f;eneratd-in fhis c,ttJ six inches of water was on the top of the tuLe. when I the upper cork wpoa oil. The boiier is abut11 feet long and seTea in diarorter; the tttiie ii four feet two inches in diameter, and of -the same length as the r the t! kue*s of the lube plale is J an inch tiw shell i* about the "em" thickness; I think it wou d take if .m r .u hour than 15 minutes to evijioi ite the %4itr from the lop of the lube —the r MY!1'* "t be prevented by the ;e.iin' npjCM-atus getting out ol order, or by the nc;;ierl lit the c-ligine teixkr in regulaiing the supply In the pump; I thit. had there been a deficient of < > >, it would have produced the accident; persuaded it arose trou ilos cause, il there were a diiicient supply ot wjler, the upper part of the laiie wouid get red h»t, and be consequently softened, that (K-iiig the weakest place would give way first to the pressure of steati), the steam to lie foil up; I think the tube would give way without moving the safety valve, that l, supposing the top of the tub' to be red hot, a pressnre of 50ib. to the square inch would move the salety valve I took the weight off the salety valv* because we could do without i. not because apprehended danger; renvfviiiij the weights rather increased the safety than otherwise. Llch boder had two valves, about four inches aud Jths diameter, and an area of 15 square inches; a weight ol 750lbs. was hung to each of the valves within the boiler, which gives a pressure of 60 lbs- to the square inch, the strain or force exerted to rupture the slieii. the pressure steam being CO lbs. to the square inch is four thousand, two hundred and fifty pounds per square iuch,—every square inch of the plate of the shell—to sr parate a square inch of the shell would require, fourteen tiuu-s more force; the tube having a pressure of 50lbs. per square inch gives a pressing force of two thousand and tive thou- sands pounds, or rather a crushing- farce; in mv opinion if a portion of the length of the top of the tube is only heated red hot,! think the top would be pressed downwards, but if it heated the whole extent it would be and the sides collapsed. In the present case the top is lifted and the sides of the tube collapsed. I think it would require more force to crush the tube, haviug water upon it, than to tear the shell covering it. The cause of the accident was the expansive force of the steam; I do not think any disproportion of the tube cnuld have canned this accident; an extreme pressure upon the safety valve would produce an explosion; we woe making a new tube to supply the pi-ice of the late tube, because the tubes weie so often liable to be repaired the tube was intended for this or the other boiler. The court then adjourned until 3 o'clock. On the re-asscuib!ing of the jury, Kamuei Truman having been sworn said:—I have heard the evidence of Lewis and Stephens; my opinion is that the explosion was caused by an insuf- ficiency of water iu tile boiler I have examined the boiler, I see nothing unusual or wrong iu its construc- tion I have seen larger tubes in smaller builers; I noticed the rivetting*, they are not particularly close not unnecessarily so 2'; inches is the usual distance from centre to centre of a rivet* I By the Foreman :—I do not think that the holes of the rivets entirely caused the fracture—ihe iron was broken in other places. By a Jor,)r: I fhoutil say the flange was rather thinner than we usuady put them I should say the geaer.tl sia e ot the boiier was good; 1 know of no oihtrcm a s but tiie ovetlioating the plates aud great pressure oi steam for the explosion. Hy the Foreman: J'rom the present appearance of t'l., boiler and tube. snouid say it was a safe boiler; the plates of iron boiier* are sometimes injifred by expansion and contraction after Off t, ilia is let oiL Such rapid contraction may produce crocks which might not be noticed; the cracks might be pvojueed more especially m contracting; niy firm belief is, that the explosion took place in eons; queo: e of an iusutiicienl supply ot water, and no other cause; 1 have heard of 1)1,1 its melting could only be accounted for by a deficiency of water; the tube i» generally placed on the boiler, a little on tiie incline, go that the greau.it depth, ol water i* over tin* tire. Matthew John, smith, swoi-n:-t have heard the evidence adduced I have Hen tite fragments of the boiler; I think the tube too in -ii does not an"" Builioient water t,) iuio tiie I,oil.s regularly—the Last shaving or dift 1\1 tJ¡ water wilt prevent the water's entering, although tbc pumps may appear to wm k; my opinion is, that a want of water in the boiler was the sole cause of the accident; the insuf- ficiency of water might arise from fault in the supply pumps, or from neglect; know of nothing which woi;:d produce such an cxpmsiou, but shoitness of wa;er Mid pressure of steam: The Ceroiiii* then enquired whether nnv other evidence wai r« quired, anJ the jury a;J that they would dispense with the evidence of Mr Williams, Engineer, of Cyfarihta, hkuougli the foieman remarked that individually be should like to have Mr Williams's evidence, but he wonld defer to the opiniai) of his fellow jurors. The Coroner then addressed the jnry, and stated that he would read over the whole of the evidence if they required birn so to do. This, however, they did not desire. On the conclusion of the Coroner's lumi nions address, the jury retired, and, after remain- ing in consultation for about two hours, returned the following verdict of "Homicide by Misadventure— they find that the death of John Williams, was occasioned by the projected part of the tube, which fell upon him ;—they find also that that explosion was occasioned by an insufficient supply of water on the tube, whereby it became heated, and that that insuf- ficiency was produced partially through the ignorance of the engine tender and superintebdant, and they affix adeodand of 5s. on the part of the tube causing the death. The jury recommends to the notice of the proprietors that signal whistles should be adopted which, by being properly attached to the boilers, wiltgive timely warning of approaching danger. After the verdict had been declared, the cases of the other deceased persons were taken, when the same verdict was found in each case, but no deodand was affixed, because it could not be ascertained whether the men were killed by bricks or iron falling upon them. Another of the unfortunate men, Alfred Oldham, died at nine o'clock on Thursday night; he was 27 years of age. An inquest was held on the body on Friday morning. The same verdict was returned. Before we close our report of this melancholy oc- currence we would state that Dr. Thomas, of Merthyr, immediately on hearing of the circumstance at Penny- darran, proceeded to the spot, and rendered Mr. Martin and Mr« £ dward Davis, surgeons, and the assistant of the latter, every professional assistance. Mr. Hadney, a raedical student, also afforded his services ou the occasion. Indeed, with one exception, (that of a medical man in the neighbourhood, who demanded a large fee from a poor sufferer) everything that humanity could suggest was done for the injured individuals. We trust that a subscription will be set on foot for the benefit of the wives and families of the deceased workmen- Surely it would be very acceptable to them.
NEWPORT RACES. These Races commenced on Wednesday, and a worse turn out we never witnessed. The weather was wet and gloomy, and the company on the course were by far less than was ever known before. Among the company present, we observed W. Baker, Esq., Langstone Court, and the Miss Bakers J. Phillips, Esq., of Whitson House; and T, Llewllyn Brewer, Esq. &c. &c. The following is the list of the Running Newport Stakes of Five Sovereigns each, with 25 added. Three horses were entered for this race, but the ground being in such a bad state they were with- drawn. Hurdle Race Two Sovereigns each, with Twenty added from the fund. 1st heat. 2nd heat* Mr T. Brewer's Talisman, aged 5 drawn Mr Yaughan's b:m. Valentine, aged 2 2 Mr J, Mason's Charles XII., aged.. 4 3 Mr Gough's Young Hesperus, ditto 1 1 Mr Symes b.g. Tom Moody, 6 years 3 4 Mr Tucker's Lucrctia, 6 years 7 drawn. Mr Newcombe's b.g. Cannon Ball 6 5 First heat won easily second heat by a length. Hack Stakes Two Sovereigns each, and Ten added from the fund. Mr Francis's b.m. Victoria, 5 years I 1 Mr Master's br.in. L'Hirondelle, agd 2 2 Mr Cart, rirlit's e.m. Disowned, agd fell. Mr Corner's b.m. Merry Las, 5 yrs. 3 3 Won easily. Victoria was very badly ridden, and had she been properly jockcd, she would have put the others out of distance first heat. THURSDAY. Handicap Hurdle Race, Five Sovereigns each, with Twenty addecl.-Heats. FIRST HEAT. Mr J. Williams e.g. Smuggler, 4 years, 10st. 9lbs 3 Mr Vaughan's b.m. Valentine, aged 11st. 51bs 2 Mr Gough's b g. Young Hesperus, aged. 12st 1 This was one of the closest contested races we ever witnessed, between Young Hesperus and Valen- tine. After a hard struggle, Hesperus won by half a head. SECOND HEAT. "Valentine and YosunL,- Hesperus only contested for this race, Smuggler being drawn. This race wis -.t copy of the last, and it was difficult to decide which was first, but upon coming up to the stand the horse was in front, and came in a winner by about half a length. Tredegar Stakes of Three Sovereigns each; one forfeit, Twenty-five added.—Heats. \lrGough'sPilot. I 1 Mr Morgan's Jerrv 2 2 J. Will iamt's Smuggler NirT. Da,is, b,.g. Volunteer 3 3 Mr Brewer's Talisman drawn; iv on easy. Hack Stakes did not fill. The dinner at the King's Head, on Wednesday, was but. thinly attended. Among the company we observed Mr. T. Llewellyn Brewer, Mr. Gough, Mr. Evans, &c. &c. The attendance at the dinner on Thursday, at the Westgate, was more numerous. The Exhibition of Pictures, &c.. for the benefit of the Newport Mechanic's Institute closes this (Satur- day) evenipg. There are several excellent Pictures which we intended to have noticed, which are not numbered in the catalogue, indeed, some of the best; we must, however, pass them over now, and recommend those who may read this in time to go and judge for themselves. We understand the band of the 11th, by the kind permission of the Colonel, plays in the evening, at the room, from 7 to 10.
COUNTY REGISTRATION. Division of Newport and Chris/cchurch. September 27th. Mr. Kinnersley, the Revising Barrister, attended here this day to revise the lists in the Newport and Christchurch division. H. J. Davis, Esq. attended on behalf of the Conservatives, and Stephen Toogood, Esq., on behalf of the Radicals. The following was the result LonservativeClaims. 199 Radicalditto. 35 164- Conservative Object, sustained 28 Radical ditto ditto y 1.9 Conservative Gain 183 ———————————————————
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. BIRTH. On the 29th September, Mrs. David, Three Horse Shoes, in this town, of a son. MARRIAGE. On Thursday week, at Neath church, by the Rev. John Lloyd, Mr. Morgan Andrew, of Neath Abbey, to Miss Mary Bentley, of Neath. DEATHS. On Sunday, the 191,h ult., at his lodgings. 8, Norfolk St., Strand, Daniel Jones, of Beaupre, in this County, Esq., (a Magistrate, and one of the Deputy Lieutenants of this County) in his 88th year. The almost princely munificence of this gentleman to the Infirmaries of Cardiff and Swansea will cause his name to descend to posterity, accompanied by feelings of veneration for the mind which conceived and dictated so noble an ex. pression of benevolence. His private charities, which. were known to very few but the recipients, were also extremely numerous and liberal. Borrowing the vivid language of inspiration with a slight alteration, we may justly say of him—" When the ear heard him, then it blessed him and when the eye saw him, it gave witness to him, bocause he delivered the poor that cried and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him the blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon him. and he caused the widow's heart to sing for joy. He was eye* to the blind, and feet was he to the lame. He was a father to the poor, and the cause which he knew not he sought out." On the 15th September, at Neath, Mr. Thomas Thomas, aged 63 years, late landlord of the Lamb lun, Neath. On the 23rd September, at Swansea, after a short illness, Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. Ruler, grocer, of Swansea. On the 26th September, at her residence, Fisher street, Swansea, aged 55 years, Jane. eldest daughter of the late Mr, James Dalton, master mariner, of Swansea. Did on the 14tli ult., at Cuckfield, Sussex. Mrs. De Poggi, ia the 97th year of,her age. This estil rnable ladv rejaincd all her fine mental faculties to the last moment of her existence, and resigned her spirit to her Creator full of hope in Jesus. Mrs. De foggi was a descendant of the ancient family of Lewis, of York. shire, now merged into that of the Earl of Huntingdon. She had known intimately Sir Joshua Reynolds, Garrick, Hannah More, Paoli. the Corsican patriot. &c., and her numerous and pleasing anecdotes of these and other celebrated characters will long be remembered by tho who had the privilege of hearing their recital.