MUNICIPAL ELECTION. BOROUGH OF CUDIFF.J.'he annual meeting for the election of mayor, and other corporate officers, was holden at. the Guildhall, Cardiff, on Tuesday last—present—Richard Reece, Charles C. Williams, Heiiry-Mbigtn, and Thomas Morgan, Aldermen; and James Lewis, Thomas Lloyd, William Jonail Watson, A. Alsop, M. Lisle, George Bird, Joseph Davief, William Jones, William Bijfd, Cnarles Vachell, William Vachell, J. J. Watkins, and Richard Jones Todd, Councillors. David Evans, Esq., "Major in the Chair. On the motion of Alderman Henry Morgan, se- conded by Alderman Williams, James Lewis, Esq., was tiascnimously elected Mayor of the borough, for the'eighling year, and having accepted the appoint- ment, and made and subscribed the declaration requltid" by the Municipal Corporation Act, took the ehnir. It was then resolved unanimously,—That the thsnt* of the conrtril should be given to David Evans Esq.i lilte, mayor, for the seal and ability shown by him in the discharge of the duties of his office during tht past year. It was also resolved,—That the Mayor should be, and he accordingly was appointed Judge of the County Record, within the Borough. The following officers were also appointed. Treasurer and Collector of the Rents of the borough, Mr. William Jenkins. Sergeants at Mace- William Bird, ship-agent, James Lucas, fish-monger. Watch Comrriltee- The Mayor William Williams The late Mayor Richard Tredwen Richard Reece Thomas Morgan Richar4 Reece Thomas Morgan C.C.Williams William J ones I H, Morgan W illiara Vficheil Joseph Davie Morgan Lisle Joseph Davie Morgau Lisle: Aldejrman of the North Ward- Richard Reece. Alderman of the South Ward- Thomas Morgan. Finance Committee— Tiie;Mayor f G. C, "WjUia*W> He lnte Mayor 4 Joseph Davis Richard Reece ( William Bjxd Richard Reece ( William ilird- Town Crier- Edward David. Water Ðailitr- John Owen. Navigation Committee- The Mayor I William Jones The late Mayor JOlleph Davis C. C. Williams Richard Tredwen Richard Reece I Morgan Lisle William Bird Winiani Prichard The following gentlemen were also elected Aldermen- Walter Coffin, Landaff, Esq. David Evans, Cardiff, wine-merchant Thomas Morgan, Cardiff, Esq. It was also ordered,— That quarterly meetings during the year 1842 should be holden on the first Mondays in the months of February, May, and August, and on the 9th of November. The meeting was adjourned to Monday, the 13th December next. The number of electors entitled to vote in the election of a member on the new register is as follows I CARDIFF. Freemen. 138 Householders in St. John's 201 St. Mary 166 367 505 COWBHIDGE. Freemen 38 Householders 49 87 LANTRISSENT. Freemen 178 Householders. 27 20,5 Total. 797 Being an increase of 19 on the last years's register. The number of burgesses on the burgess roll is 240, being 51 less than on the last year's register; On the North Ward list, 130, being 13 less than last year; and on the South Ward, 110, being 38 less than last year.
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT. On Wednesday last, a sitting of the Insolvent Debtors' Court was held at the Town-hall cf this town, before Chief-Commissioner H. R. Reynolds, Esq. Eight insolvents were brought up, four of whom had been on bail. Their cases were disposed of as follows:— William Williams, of Merthyr Tydfil, beer-seller, at the suit of Ebenezer Williams.—Discharged. William Meredith, of the same place, beer-seller, at the suit of Reps Rees.- Discharged. David Thomas, of Bridgend, beer-seller, at the suit of Messrs. Riddle and Dew.—Discharged. Lewis Jones,, of Newbridge, collier, at the suit of Robert Bell, one of the public officers of the Na- tional and Provincial Bank of England.— Discharged. Charles James Morris, of Swansea, auctioneer, &c., at the suit of Thomas Moore.—Discharged. Thomas Simon, of N ewbridge, collier, at the suit Evan Davies. Mr. Grover appeared to oppose the discharge of the insolvent on behalf of the detaining creditor, for concealing a part ot his furniture, but it appeared upon examination that the whole of his etfects were not worth the sum which th° insolvent was entitled to by the Act.—Discharged. John Rees, of Llangefelach, shopkeeper.—Re- manded. Thomas Walters, the younger, of Swansea, shop- keeper. Mr. Morgan applied to the Court for an extension of the insolvents bail.—Remanded for that purpose. WELL'S CHAnITY.-An adjourned meeting of the trustees was holden at the Guildhall on Tuesday last, present- H. Morgan J. J. Watkins W. Bird C. C. Williams E. P. Richards Thomas Morgan C. C. Williams in the Chair. 11 was ordered-• That f5 5s. be allowed for apprenticing Elizabeth Stoekwood, and a similar sum for Elizabeth Morgan Sundry bills for clothing were ordered to be paid and the meeting ad journed to the 1st of February nexl 0; CARDIFF POLICE-MONDAY. ( Before the Mayor, and the Rev. T. Siacey.) DISORDERLY CHARACTERS- Two prostituleli were f'ned i'or disorderly conduct in the public streets. His Lordship said that in all future cases imprisonment should follow. A BRUTE OF A HUSBAXD. Thomas Butty was charged by his wile with assaulting him- Complainant stated that herself and her husband did not live together, but he would Neither allow her anything nor let her do a day's work to maiatain herself. On one occasion he had knocked her down. The defendant, an ugly looking Patlander, denied the charges, ultimately the magistrates ordered him to enter into his own recognizances in £ 10 to keep tke peace. THE GOOSE AGAIN! Mrs. Rees who a short titne since applied to the Wiagistrates on behalf of her stray bi'd, again be sought advice aad assistance. It will be remembered tliiX on the occasion of ber present appearance, Mrs. It.eg had been premised the assistance of Air. Stock- dale, but it seemed then Amy, the lady, who bad posgegsionof the bird had dared the police, and set the magistrates at defiance, and, said Mrs. Rees, Amy declares I shan't have my goose. Mrs. Rees then told how her daughter went one day to Amy's and asked to look at the goose quite in a friendly way, how her said artful daughter wlieu she had got it in Poggessinn bore off the bird in triumph how Amy *eut her flock of geese down to Mrs. Rees's yard, and how the goose in question was trepanned by the other Wds. The magistrates said the case was not within their j urisdiction .be party who detained it claimed 't until half a cr wn had been paid indeed weut so 14ir as to say that the goose had been bought from her "ncj not paid for; poor Mrs. nees Ielt the room, ex- Preillg her determination to catch the goose on the ?'yj <voast it with a modicum ol sage and onious, and ^-vite Amy to dine off it. THURSDAY. Our new Mayor, James Lewis, Esq., took his seat the bench, but no case worthy ol note occurred. We eannot allow this opportunity to pass by with- I lOut recording our sense of the uniioriu kiudness, tirbanity, ar-d truiy gentlemanly conduct of the late 'ayor, D. fcvans, Esq. He retired from the '"ayoralty carrying with him the good will ntJ the real respect of all paities. As a magistrate .t tuan, he has earned -1 golden opinions" F..r Olorstjves" we caa only say that we lost sight of the ^gistrate, in* the friend who afforded to a comparative ganger every assistance in those courts overwhiih he presided. THKATRT.—J. Mathews Richards, Esq., of Roath, patronized the house on Monday evening last, when the best audience of the season testified to the uni- versal respect in which that gentleman is held by our fellow townsmen, and the gentry of the neighbour- hood. The play was The School for Scandal, and very well got up it was. Of the performers, we would particularly mention Miss Ellis, Mrs. Macna- mara, Mr. T. Green, and Mr. Leclercq. The former lady did full justice to the part of Lady Teazle, and confirmed our opinion, that Miss Ellis ought not, to please any ones vanity or caprice, be put into the back ground. Mr. Leclercq's Afr. Moses was admirable. He made much of a trifling part. But decidedly the best acting of. the evening was that of Mr. W. Angel, as Sir Peter Teazk, and of Mr. T. Green, who played Charles Surface; the latter needs no praise of oars. The au- dience frequently applauded its excellence. We hope to see this gentlemen oftener on our boards. We beg to recall our words,—to hear of him on the Cardiff stage we mean for in consequence of giving an honest and fair opinion of certain per- formers in the last Gttardian (an opinion which. we are happy to say, is a general one amongst the frequenters of the theatre), we have been struck off the free-list by the management: an unusual course certainty. But we would rather never witness a performance than indiscriminately praise or blame the actors. These are not the days for gagging the press. Mrs. Macready may perform" Juliet if she pleases, the" Leading Tragedian may do Romto, and the whole company may stand on their heads if they choose, but we are not to be tied down by a free-admission' to mere approbation. We get nothing by the theatre; and cannot screw up our dramatic courage to praise absurdity, or cry at farcical tragedy. One thing shows the justice of our .criticism.—The gentleman who played Macbeth last week walked over the boarde as Trip; in the School for Scandal, on Monday evening. That character iwe have seen better done; but we are bound to admit, that it was not studied, or read up for. We have a I little bird,' who will chirp about the boxes; and the public, although the Editor of the Guardian is not on the list,' shall not be the loser. [See a letter from a correspondent in another part of pur paper J "°,
Since the passing of the Municipal Reform Act, it has been the custom of the eouncil of Cardiff to dine together on the day of the installation of the new mayor, and on this occasion the same course was pursued. The party dined together on Thursday last, and were honoured by the presence of Lord James Stuart, M. P., as the mayor's guest. At five, dinner was summoned, and 21 gentlemen sat down to partake of the good things provided with no sparing hand, by Mr. Davies, of the Angel Inn. Fish, game, with other more substantial viands, graced the table. There was also an abundance of softer material in the shape of cabinet puddings, tarts, &c., &c., and a very excellent dessert. The evening was spent in the most delightful manner, and the numerous toasts given with an effect not often surpassed in much larger communities. Several of local import were suitably acknowledged by gen- tlemen more immediately associated with them and the party remained together in delightful intercourse, with occasional songs, till after eleven o'clock, when they all separated, each expressing their individual sstisfaction at having been present at a meeting so distinguished for kindness of manner and gentle- manly deportment. The mayor, James Lewis, Esq. acquitted himself throughout in the most satisfactory manner and having now ejhibited his talent for presiding at a convivial meeting, it is only necessary he should imitate the conduct of his predecessors in the performance of his magisterial duties, and his mayoralty will be as popular as any that have gone before him. We-. understand this gentleman pur- poses celebrating the auspicious event which has given Cambria a prince, by inviting the families of his townsmen to a ball on some evening, to be shortly named.
THE QUEEN AND THE PRINCE. The different Bulletins which have been issued announce that Her Majesty is going on favourably, and that the Infant Prince is perfectly well. The Privy Council has ordered the following form of prayer, prepared by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to be used in all Churches and Chapels in England and Wales, on Sunday next 0 merciful Lord and heavenly Father, by whose gracious gift mankind is increased, we most humbly offer unto Thee our hearty thanks for Thy great kindness vouchsafed to Thy people, in delivering Thy servant our Sovereign Lady the Queen from the perils of childbirth, and giving her the blessing of a son. Continue, we beseech Thee, Thy fatherly care over her; support and comfort her in the hours of weakness, and day by day renew her strength. Pre- serve the infant Prince from whatever is hurtful either to body or soul; endue him, as he advances in years, with true wisdom and make him, in due time, a blessed instrument of Thy goodness to this Church and nation, and to the whole world. Regard with Thine especial favour our Queen and her Royal Consort, that they may long live together in the enjoyment of all earthly happiness, and may finally be made partakers of everlasting glory. Implant in the hearts of Thy people a deep sense of Thy mani- fold mercies, and give us grace to show forth our thankfulness by dutiful affection to our Sovereign, by brotherly love one towards another, and by con- stant obedience to thy commandments so that, passing throûgh- this life in Thy faith and fear, we may in the life to come be received into Thy heavenly kingdom, through the merits and mediation of Thy Blussed Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
THE PRINCE OF WALES.—On the arrival in this town of the happy intelligence "of the birth of a Prince of Wales, the bells rang outenlivening peals. Over the noble old castle banners streamed, and joy beamed on every countenance. May the Prince of Wales be the sweetest young Prince in England's annals. The Marchioness of Bute, Jobliu, from Malta, arrived at Cork, on the 8th, and received orders for Liverpool.—Captain Jobliu repoits having had a most desperate passage, that he was twice driven away as far as 16 West, irom loss of sails, and injury to the remain.ier, that the ship was twice on her broadside from the shifting of her cargo, but being perfectly light, he does not anticipate its being damaged. Among the gentleman spoken of as probable reci- pients of honours and dignities on the happy occasion t the, hirth (,f a Prince, nre the following connected with this part of the Principality For elevations to the Peerage, The Hon. Robert H. Clive, and the venerable head ol the House of Tredegar, Sir Charles M organ, Hart.; to the Baronetage, William Thomp- sou, Esq., for the county of Westmoreland, Richard Blakemore, Esq., for the City of Wei is, and Joseph Bailey, Esq., M.P., for the City of Woicester.
CARDIFF TURNPIKK TKCST.—At the ifrst meeting of the Commissioners of the Cardiff Turnpike Trust since the melancholy death of J. J. Harris, Esq., we were glad to find that the mournful subject occupied their serious attention. The following resolution is entered on the minutes of the proceedings That the commissioners of thih district deeply lament the fatal and melancholy accident which recently befel J. J. Harris, Esq., that they cannot absolve their surveyor from blame for having negligently allowed stones to be improperly placed by the road side, and that they hereby give him notice that if any complaint is made and jubstitntiatcd for similar negligence in future he will be forthwith discharged. RAPID TRAVELLING. —On the 10th inst. a gentle- man of this town left Cardiff for Bristol by the Nautilus steamer at 20 minutes before 2 o'clock, p.m and arrived in London at 20 minutes past 9 o'clock the same evening,—thus accomplishing the journey, including a delay ef five minutes at Cumberland Basin, Bristol, in 7 hours and 40 minutes.
A GUIUE TO THE BALL ROOM.This little work is (says the tditor of the COUIlT JouuNAL, no mean authority on such an occasionJ, a perfect bijou, which all ladies and gentlemen should deem indispensable It is elegantly small, fitted for the waistcoat pocket or the reticule next, it is printed in clear and beau- u tiful type and. thirdly, it is tastefully embellished, and adorned with gilding and engraving. As to the matter, it boasts great variety on subjects little under- stood generally for its author appears, by his posi- tion in society, to have had at his command very peculiar sources of information Social etiquette is not less minutely discussed than the observances of the ball-room and even the dress of both sexes is made a feature of importance. Tlie dances are described with singular accuracy, and with such peispicuousne.-s, that ihe most juvenile, as he runs, or rather, as he "gallops," may read, and under- stand. All the varieties uf Dance are carefully noted; and, in a more particular manner, those which have been favourites at the I)aiace. Nor must we omit to praise the glossary of French terms, which is copious and weli arranged. Moreover, the style is extremely felicitous, whether in the historical, social, artistic, or disseitalive portions, and we strongly commend so cheap (ollly one shilling and elegant" a work to all who should be its patrons; and whom we certainly need not point out, for it is the only safe guide to the hall-room. The publisher, Mr. Mitchell, of London, is entitled to great praise for the careful manner e,icil important change has been noted iu this new edition. NEATH —A melancholy accident occurred at Neath. on the evening of the 5th of November Some per- sons who were commemorating the gunpowder plot, were carrying a pitch barrel burning, through the public streets. A poor old gentleman, named David Thomas, aged 72 years, one of the oldest inhabitants of the town was thrown down by the crowd and so injured, that he died in half an hour after the accident. His scull was dreadfully fractured. The coroner held an inqucsti n the Town Hall, on the 8tb instant, when the jury retcrned a verdict of Accidental Death." CAUTION TO INEXPERIENCED SPORTSMEN On Monday, the 1st inst., Edward Jones, a miner, in the employ of the Aberdare Iron Co., met with his death in the following dreadful manner:—He wns out shooting in company with another man, near Blaenant, and, while pulling his gun after him through a hedge, it went off, and the whole contents were lodged in his side, near the heart! he expired immediately. An inquest was held on the body by William Davies, Esq., coroner, and a verdict returned of Accidental Death." A Hunter's Horse and Hounds Stabbed.—On Wednesday, John Travis, a farmer residing on his own freehold estate at Raghill, in Butterworth, was brought before Messrs. Royds and Chadwick, at Rochdale, charged with having, the day previous, stabbed with a potato fork three hounds and a horse, the latter ridden by J. Entwisle, Esq., as they passed across defendant's fields, in which he was at work. Travis did not deny the charge, but held himself to be justified, Mr. Entwisle being on trespass, and refusing to go back. The magistrates held a different view of the case, and he was committed to Kirkdale for trial. -Manchester Chronicle.
ACCOUCHEMENT OP HER MAJESTY. BIRTH OF A PRINCE. The nation's bopee and expectations are realised: lier Majesty, shortly before eleven o'clock, on Tues- day morning, was safely delivered of a son. This interesting event will rejoice every friend of the monarchy, the empire, and the house of Hanover, and will fill every manly, every tender and affectionate heart, with sentiments higher even than those of loyalty. Long live the Queen and the Prince of Wales! Long live the lovely young mother, to be blessed in the Jove of her children, and in the noble qualities which they must derive from her Her Majesty was taken unwell about seven o'clock in the morning, and immediately afterwards informa- tion was sent to the Home-office, and instructions given to summon the immediate attendance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London. Sir Robert Peel, the Lord Chancellor, the Duke of Wellington, Sir James Graham, and other great officers of State, who lost no time in repairing to the Palace. The Cabinet ministers were attired in tOle Windsor uniform. It was not supposed at seven o'clock that her Majesty's accouchement was so near at hand; but on the first symptoms manifesting themselves every pre- paration and every arrangement for so interesting and important an event, an event to which millions of her Majesty's loyal subjects have been looking with the greatest anxiety-were made, and not a moment was lost in sending notice to our beloved Sovereign's mother, and the other branches of the Royal Family. The Duchess of Kent arrived at Buckingham Palace exactly at nine o'clock, and immediately repaired to the room of her Majesty, who was at that time attended by Sir James Clarke, Dr. Locock, and Mr. Blagden. Prince Albert was also in attendance, and manifested the most intense interest in the important event, which it was now evident was about to take place. In the room adjoining, the Great Officers of State and Cabinet Ministers were assembled, and imme- diately on the birth of a Prince the Royal infant was carried by the nurse (Mrs. Lilly) and shown to them, when a declaration was signed by those present as to the birth of an heir to the British Throne. Sir R. Peel, the Earl of Aberdeen, Sir James Graham, and the other Cabinet Ministers, left the Palace shortly after eleven o'clock, when instructions were immediately given at the Council Office, to sum- mon a Privy Council, to be held without delay. At the express desire of her Majesty (we under- stand) a messenger belonging to the Home office, was dispatched to Sudbury Hall, to announce the happy event to her Majesty the Queen Dowager, The bells of the various metropolitan churches rang merry peals as soon as the important event Was known. Shortly before one o'clock the following official bulletin, announcing her Majesty's accouchement, and the birth of » Prince, was "published: — .1 The Queen was safely delivered of a Prince this morning, at 48 minutes past ten o'clock. Her Majesty and the Infant Prince are perfectly well," (Signed) James Clark, M.D. Charles Locock, M.D. Robert Ferguson, M.D. Richard Blagden. Dated Buckingham Palace, Tuesday, No 9, 141. Half past eleven o clock. PRIVY COUNCIL. At two o'clock the follo wing members of her r Maj. sty's Most Honourable Privy Council assembled at the Council Office, WhitehallHis Royal High- ness Prince Albert, the Lord Chancellor, the Right Hon. Sir II Peel, First Lord of the Treasury the Kight Hon. H. Goulburu, Chancellor of the Exche- qu er; the Lord President of the Council, Lord WharnclilFe; the Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Buckingham, andChandos: the Secretaries of State for the Home, Foreign, and Colonial Departmen s the President of the Buard of Control, the First Lord of the Admiralty, the President of the Board of Trade, and the Secretary of War. There were also present, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of London, the Earl of Liverpool (Lord Steward), the Karl Delawarr (Lord Chamberlain). At the Council the Archbishop ot Canterbury was requested to prepare a form of prayer and thanks- giving (to be used in all churcnes aud chapels) to Almighty God, for the safe deliverance of her Majesty and the birth of a heir to the British throne. A copy of the above bulletin was forwarded to the Lord Mayor during the morning. It is rather a remarkable circumstance that the Infant Prince of Wales should have been born on the morning of Lord Mayor's day, only a few hours after Mr. Alderman Pirie had been sworn into office, and who is now in consequence entitled to a baronetcy. It is, however, generally supposed that the honour will be conferred both on the present Lord Mayor and his predecessor, Mr. Aldermau Johnson. In the course of the day government messengers were dispatched to Foreign Courts, with the import- ant and gratify iug intelligence of the birth of a Heir to the Throne of the British Realms. In consequenee of her Majesty being so well, orders were given at t-"O o'clock for firing the Park guns. The illustrious infant is a remarkably fine, full. grown, robust, well-proportioned, and healthy child. The young Prince is by birth the Duke of Cornwall, and will, in the course of a day or two, be created Prince of Wales. The Duke of Cornwall, at his birth, is considered of full age in his capacity as possessor of that Duchy, and immediately succeeds to the enjoyment, for his separate use, of all its revenues, &c. The first Duke of Cornwall, was Prince Edward, the eldest son of King Edwalll the Third, who in 11337, very little more than five centuries since, created him to that high dignity, being the first in Fngland who bore the title <>f Duke. The young Prince was invested with the dukedom by a wreath ou his head. a ring on his finger, and a silver verge in his hand at the same time the King created six Karis and twenty Knights, £ inee this time the eldest son of the Monarch of England, is born Duke of Cornwall. THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY. TUESDAY, Nov. 9 BUCKINGHAM PALACE, Nov. 9. This morning, at 12 minutes before 11, the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince, His Royal High- ness Prince Albert, Her Royal Highn-ss the Duchess of Kent, several Lords of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, and the Ladies"' of Her Majesty's Bedchamber, being present. At the Council Chamber, Whitehall, the 0th day of November, 1841. By the Lord of her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council. It is this day ordered by their Lordships, that his G I a¡;e the Archbishop of Canterbury do prepare a Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving to Almighty God for her Majesty s safe delivery of a Prince and that such Form of Prayer and Thanksgiving be used ip all churches and chapel in England and Wales, and in the town of Berwick-upon.Tvveed, upon Sunday, the 14th day of this present November, or the Sunday after the respective ministers thereof shall receive the 8awe. And it is hereby further ordered, that her Majesty's printer do forthwith print a competent number of copies of the said Form of P/a) er a»jd I haqksgiving, that the same may be forthwith sent roupd and read in the several churches and chapels of hngla»d and Wales, andjoij.he town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. An accident that might have been attended with fatal consequences occurred on Tuesday last to Mrs. Williams, the aged wife of a farmer at Merthyr Dovan, near Wenvoe. She had gone into the rick- i ard to drive out some cattle, when a bull that was among them ran at her threw her down. and tossed h. r with its horns. She sustained a dislocation of the shoulder and other slight injuries, but there is every reason to believe will do well. Tne annual general meeting of the Glamorganshire Agricultural Society, was held on Tuesday last, at Cowbridge, and was attended by Charles Morgan, M.P., President; J. Bruce Pryce, Esq., Vice- Preaident, The Rev. Robert Knight; David Thomas. of Pwllywrach, Esq.; Colonel Kntwisle; Hugh Entwisle, Esq; Messrs. Edward Perkins: Skyrme; William Evans; William Bradley, and other in- fluential members. The Rev. Robert Knight was elected a Vice-President; vice, R. F. Jenner, resigned.
jitoitmoutftghtre. NEWPORT. On Tuesday last the Town Councillors assembled at the Borough Court, for the purpose of electing a Mayor in the place of Thomas Hughes, Esq., and also three Aldermen in the room of Sir Thomas Phillips, Thomas Powell and George Gethiug, Esqrs. After the usual forms were gone through, and two or three Councillors bad made a few observations on the business of the meeting, the Mayor proposed Edward StcMining Allfrey, Esq., as a fit and proptr person to 611 the office, which was seconded by Thomas Hawkins, Esq. Mr. Samuel Jones proposed Mr. Lewis Edwards, which was seconded by Mr. Mullock. A poll was demanded (eighteen members only being present), there voted for Mr. Allfrey, 8; for Mr. Lewis Edwards, 10. Mr. Allfrey then in a sensible well-tempered speech ten- tered his resignation, and took with him the regret -of every respectable person present. Afterward* Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Hughes (late Mayor), and Mr. Martin Morrison followed Mr. Allfrcv'sexatnple. The follow- ing Aldermen were chosen from the Coupcif --Mr. Lewis Edward.. Mr. -Stephen -igsitil don, and Mr. Richard Mullock. There are seven vacancies for Councillors, but who will now be ambitious enough to fill up the vacancies after the withdrawal of those very useful servants to the public, time only can tell.—(From a Correspondent.) [We had prepared an Article on the above Election, but must defer it until next week.] Newport Police Court.- Thursday, Nov. I lth.- Before Lewis Edwards, Esq., Mayor.—The following persons were charged with assisting in making bon- fires with tar barrels, in the public streets on the 5th November, and were tined one shilling eacb,-M ichael Ryan, Richard Humphries, Thomas Richards, Charles Chapman, John Davids, Willliam Green, Richard Green, John Diggett, and James Davies. John Callaghan and Evan Ricketts were charged with being disorderly in the streets and fighting, Evan Ricketts fined one shilling, John Callaghan dis. charged. ELECTION OF MAYOR FOR THE BOROUGH OF NEWPOHT.—Mr. Lewis Edwards is again the chief Magistrate of the borough. Mr. John Allfrey was nominated in opposition to Mr. Edwards, the latter being elected by a majority of two. The numbers were 10 for Mr. Edwards, and 8 for Mr. Allfrey. Three Aldermen were also elected on the same occasion instead of Sir Thomas Phillips, Messrs. Powell and Gething, in consequence of which a fur- ther electioti of Councilmen will immediately take place. NEWPORT FAIR.-Tiie fair held on Saturday last was somewhat plentifully supplied with cattle of all sorts, we are however informed, that but few ex- changed owners; those also which were disposed of being not of the first class, and scarcely realising, even as such, an adequate value. It being the usual market day, thu general business of the town was prttty brisk. MON MOUTH.-Ol):iMotiday week a vervanimated contest took place in the election of Town Council- lors the gentlemen retiring were Mr. Coales, Mr. Glover, Mr. Whiteliouse, and Mr. Evatis there were eight persons nominated, and the fol owiii, was the state of the poll at tile close:- Mr. Thomas Evans 141 Mr. Joseph Coates i3| Mr. Edmund Redmund Wall j IQ Mr. John Hipsly Glover) "ios T. Gratrex, Esq 94 J. Holbrook, Esq., M.D. 78 Mr. John Tyler 73 Mr. John Chilcott 4 Monmontli Market was held on Wednesday week. There were few fat beasts in the market, but a fail- quantity of sheep. Store cattle was not so much in demaud as 011 former occasions. F.,t beasts may be quoted it fron. G,i. tu ûd: \fetiiers :'um 6d. Gi". ewes 6d The show of pigs was not great, but bacon pigs may be staled at from 9s. 6d. to 9s. 9d. per score, and porkers at the same rates. COUONEK'S INQUEST. On Monday week an in- quest was held in the Board-room of the Union Workhouse, Monmouth, before T. Hughes, Esq., coroner, to enquire into the death of a strange man who died in the street 011 Saturday, while being led fro in the Dispensary, when the followill particulars were elicited :—John I ouikins said his father kept a lodging-house, near Wye-bridge; deceased came there late on Friday night he appeared unwell; com- plained of his breath and a pain in his chest; thought lie should he better when he got to bed and got warm he groaned very bad in the night, and in the morning was much worse; wished to have a doctor; said he had got some money, and lie would pay as far as it went; witness went for Mr. Thompson, surgeon, but he was not at home; he next went to Mr. Prosser. who oidered deceased to he brought to the Dispen- sary witness assisted to get him up, and dress him, and also to take him to the Dispensary, he being unable to walk on arriving at. the Dispensary, fllr. Prosser, surgeon, saw him, and sent for Doctor Hol- brook, who was in an adjoining room, and who came immediately they requested deceased would go to the Union, but lie would not; they then ordered a draught for him and witness assistedjn bringing him back but they had not gone far before lie got so ill as to be unable to walk; some person brought out a chair; when they placed hi>n in it his head fell on his shoulder, and the people s:iid lie was dead he had half-a-crowu, sixpence, and two pennies in his pocket, with some papers by which it appears that his name is William Slatter, a native of Oxford, and by trade a carver and gilder, apparently about 50 yei.rs of age. Mr. Thompson, surgeon, examined the body, and had no doubt but lie died a natural death, — the jury returned a verdict accordingly. MONMOUTH.—Two fires occurred here last week, one nt Mr. Batbursts, opposite Jones's Almhouses, which destroyed the shop and its contents, and the other at Mr. HoweTs, Monnow-street, where the damage done was very trifling. On Thursday, the 4th instant, a numerous party assembled at J. W. Rolls, Esq., of the Hendre, to witness the private theatricals which were repeated with the greatest eclat this season. Last year our readers may remember the lively interest which was excited by the entertaining |and recherche represen tations which took place at this hospitable mansion, and this month other pieces have been again brought for ward acted entirely by amateurs, and with new scenery and decorations (Mr. Rolls having a private theatre attached to his residence). On the present occasion, "Perfection, or the fady of Munster," was the first piece, the Lady of Munster being re- presented by Miss Jane Williams, of Aberpergwui, (Llinos) whose varied talents were all brought into play by this character, which she enacted with a spirit and originality, only surpassed by her inimitable voice and musical science, which was lully manifested in ten most diflicult and pathetic songs. Mr. Rolls acted Charles Paragon with his usual charm. Mr. Greenfield's drbut in Sir Lawrence was most promis- ing, while Mrs. Alexander Rolls as Lady's Maid and Mr. Alexander Rolls as Valet, were most admirable. Mrs Rolls appeared with great effect in the part of Mis. Snooks, in the second piece of''How do you Manage," and Miss Williams, of Aherpergwm, as Mrs. Popjoy, electrified the audience. In the last piece Mr. Rolls appeared as Griffenhoof, in Shock- ing Events," Miss Jane Williams, of Aberpergwm, as Kitty, the Maid," surpassed herself in genuine humour as well as in harmony, and when she broke out into a duet with Mr. Alexander Rolls, who acted the Musician, to whom she is engaged, the company were entranced. Captain Jones, of Llanarth, also acted in the last piece, and represented his own character, (viz., an officer and gentleman) with easy elegance and address. Altogether the whole was in such perfect keeping—the selections so admirable- each part so perfect, and the genius of every indivi- dual so extraordinary, that it would be well for the Drama were the actors of the Hendre public profes- isors instead of private amateurs. At twelve o'clock the company were summoned to a magnificent supper, of which about sily partook, and the health Qt Mr. Rolls and his accomplished lady having been pro- posed by Sir Benjamin Hall, it was agreed that each gentleman who was endowed with the powers of song, si *iould be requested to favour the company with an air, which was complied with, and 31r. Rolls and Mr. A. Rolls, Mr Stretton, Captain Jones, Mr Vaughan, and Mr. Hutchius, each sung a favourite melody. The company did ü-Qt separate till nearly three o'clock. Among those present were the fatnilies from Dany- Park, Lianover, Llandeiio, Llansanfraed, Llanarth, and Kentchurch. Mrs. and Miss Clifford, Mr. Clif ford, Mr. Bunsen, blr. and Mrs. Greenficid, Captain Forbes, Colonel Scudamore, &c., Mrs. and the Miss Crawfords, &c., &c. We should not omit to mention that the same pieces were represented the two previous days tor the gratification of two other audiences, one of which consisted of the farmers and tenantry, and the other of the families residing in and near Mon. mouth. Widow and Orphan's Fund of the Manchester Unity of Odd Fellows, Cardiff District.-It is with feelings of the most heartfelt satisfaction that we notice an act of liberality on the part of the worthy Member for this borough, which will, we trust, be the means of drawing the attention of the opper classes to the above philanthropic and truly benevolent fund— a fund which must enlist the sympathies of every warm-hearted Englishman, established as it is to provide for the fatherless and widow, and thus cheer the onward course of those who have, by the hand of their all-wise Creator, been deprived of their natural protectors. With a liberality, well-worthy of imita- tion, the Right Hon. John Nicholl, M.P. for this borongh, has presented to the Widow and Orphan's Fund of the above district, the sum of C5, and when we find gentlemen moving in the upper circles of societv, thus feelingly alive to the interests of their more nuipble brethren, we cannot help expressing our approbation, and offering our humble but sincere meed of praise for such disinterested benevolence.
ADVANTAGE OF TAKING A NEWSPAPER. I knew two friends as much alike As e'er you saw two stumps; And no phrenologist could find A difference in their bumps. One took a paper, and his life Was happier than a king's; His children all can read and write, And talk of men and things. The other took no papers, and, While strolling through the wood, A tree fell down upon his crown, And hurt him as it should! Had he been reading of the news At home, like neighbour Jim, I'll bet a eent this accident Had not befallen him
ISmongtur?. BRBCKNOCH. INFIRMARY.—November 9th, 1841. J11. Oat Patients remaining last week 6 27 Admitted since 1 4 In. Out. 7 31 Cured and Relieved 1 3 Dead. 0 0 0 0 Remftitiing 6 28 Physician for the ensuing week Dr Lucas. Surgeon ditto ditto. Mr Armstrong. BRECON Town COUNCIL. Monday week, Lloyd V. Watkins, Esq., of Pcnnoyre, J. P. De Win- ton, Esq., of Maesderwen, John Lloyd, Esq., of Dinas, and J. P. Price, Esq., of the National Bank, who were going out by rotation under the direc'ions of the Municipal Act, were re-elected without opposi- tion. On Wednesday last, a special meeting of the Council was beld for the purpose of taking into con- sideration the proceedings consequent upon the resig. nation of Mr. Alderman Williams, who had become disqualified, in consequence of residing for a short time in apartments, while making alterations in his own residence; a vacancy in tho council was ac- cordly declared, and the appointment of a new alder. man fixed for the quarterly meeting on the 9th. At the Council Meeting, held on the 9th instant, at the Guildhall, Brecon, Mr. Henry May being applied on behalf of Mr. George Henderson, the present manager of the Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon, for their written consent, in order that the Magistrates assembled at quarter sessions may grant a license to Mr. George Henderson, to open the Brecon Theatre the ensuing season. After a lengthened discussion, in which Mr. John Jones, of Glanhonddu, Mr. Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, of Pennoyre, and Mr. John Powell, of Watlan Mount, Brecon, took an active part,—it was carried that the consent should be given. We are glad of this, inasmuch as the military now quar- tered at Brecon, will have some change to the dull monotony of a country town offered to them, and there are very many of the inhabitants who will like- wise have a pleasure in seeing the Drama once more enacted on our stage, that the gloom of our winter months may be then more innocently dissipated instead of elsewhere. We hope Mr. Henderson will bring with him such a company as will ensure him suctess, for everything depends upon the wtrit of the actors. The two last companies that have been here were honoured with the performances of military amateurs, and much and deservedly were they ap- plauded. It will add much to our pleasure if their examples this season be kindly imitated. (Commit nicated.) SERIOUS ACCIDENT.-Oti Friday week. as Mr. Price, of the Swan Inn, Talgarth, accompanied by his wife, was taking a cart load of agricultural produce for sale «t Llaue.lly, fie found that tho load pressed unequally on the horse, and mounted the cart (on which Mrs. Price was sealed) for the purpose of adjusting it; at that moment the horse fell down, aud they were both thrown to the ground. Mr. Price escaped fortunately witil slight injury, but Mrs. Price had three of her ribs broken, and sustained other injuries, from which sue is still suffering severely. BtiF.coN.—The gratifying intelligence of the birth of a Prince of VVales having arrived by Wednesday's mail, merry peal "ere rung on the belis of the several churches, and every demonstration of joy was mani- tested by the inhabitants of this ancient and loyal borough. e BRECON BOROUGH,—9th Nov., 1811. A list of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Council:- MAYOR. Philip Vaughan, Esq. ABBHRMEN; Samuel Church, Esq, James Proper Snead, Esq, Thomas Meredith, Esq., Thomas Parker, Esq. COUNCILLORS: John Lloyd Vaughan Watkins, Esq, John Lloyd. Esq., John Parry De Winton, Esq.. John Powell, Esq, John Jones, Esq., David Watkins Lloyd, lisq., Thomas Protheroe Price, l--sq., William Winstone, Esq., Howell %villianis, Elq., George Rees Bevau, Etq $. On Tuesday, the leet for the borough of Brecon w,%s lield, and in the evening, a very large party dined at the New Lion Inn, where a most sumptuous dinnet was provided. Lloyd Vaughin Watkins, Esq., the steward of the manor, presided On Monday last, the leet of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., for the manor of Brecon, was holden at the Castle Hotel, in Brecon, and at four o'clock a very numerous and respectable party dined at the hotel. Philip Vaughau, Esq the steward, and the present mayor of Brecon was in the chair, and we need hardly add, that under his able presidency the evening was delightfully spent. The dinner was in Air. Evans's best style. BOROUGH OF LLANDOVERY.—The following gen- tlemen were unanimously elected councillors of this borough on the 1st instant :-Ctl-irlos Bishop, Esq., solicitor, Messrs. David Thomas, .Maltster William Goulstone, druggist Watkin Walters, draper; and Samuel Jones, innkeeper. On the 9th instant, Edward Jones, Esq., Veiindre, and David Jones, Esq., banker, were re-elected aldermen the former of whom was afterwards chosen as mayor for the ensuing year, being the second time of his filling office since the passing of the Municipal Reform Act. CHURCH PASTORAL AID SOCIETY.—We are glad to find that the excellency of this institution is deservedly growing in public estimation, and that the Principality of W ales is becoming more sensible ot the debt of gratitude which it owes for the liheral grants made for the supply of ministerial aid in her populous parishes. The Biftninghctm Advertiser, recals to mind some predictions of the eccentric Sir Harcourt Lees, relative to the secret designs of the Jesuits, which were laughed at when they were uttered, but which have, curiously enough, already been partially ful- filled, viz the breaking out of a rebellion in Canada, and the burning of the Royal Exchange and the Tower. LANTRISSENT ST, LUKE'S FAIR.-Tliis fair was well supplied with cattle, but prices were rather lower than at the last fairs in the county. Fat sheep sold at 6d. per lb. Horses inferior, and the sale very trifling. There was a good supply of cheese, the top price of which reached 65s. a cwt. A YOUNG PRINCE. — It is now nearly eighty years since the birth of a Duke of Cornwall, or heir apparent to the Throne. Hill late Majesty George the Fourth having been born oil the liitfi of August, 1762, and her Majesty is the first Queen Regnant who has given birth to a Prince ot Wales. The title of Prince of Wales does not pertain to the Royal heir apparent at his birth, but is conferred by letters patent usually within a few days after the event,
c. II L'IFF, William Edwards, Thomas Llewellyn, rtiui J,i ,n Lewis, wrre on Thursday convicted before ili,- Rev. T. Stacev, in tti. penalty of 40 shillings vacii, for floating timber on the Glamorganshiie Canal. -L.
POST OFFICE DELAYS. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,—S^S a matter of much surprise to me that the great commercial interest of South Wales remains so well satisfied with the Post Office arrangements as not to make any remonstrance respecting the ar- rival and departure of letters. The mail leaves London at 9 p.m., and reaches Abergavenny at half- past 9 the following morning, Newport about 10, and Cardiff at half-past 11. I name these places as they are the points from which other mails depart for the great mineral districts of the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth. It thus appears that the mail is between 12 and 13 hours performing the journey. I will now point out how unreasonable this is, the railroad conveys the mail from London to Cirencester in 3 hours and 20 minutes from Cirencester to Gloucester, 17 miles, allow 1 hour and 40 minutes allow at Gloucester (the same time required two years ago for sorting letters, which was found quite sufficient, viz.) 20 minutes, and 4 hours and a quar- ter (the time now allowed to go to Abergavenny) to reach that town and Newport. It will be seen that letters should arrive at those places at half past 6 a.m. or to allow full time say 7 o'clock. But the evil is much greater as regards the return mails.—Letters must be posted at 2 o'clock in Abergavenny, and the mail does not reach London till 5 the following morn- ing—so that in the journey down 2 hours and a half are lost, and in the journey up 5 hours and a half.— If proper despatch was used the mail would reach Merthyr at 10 a.m., and depart at 4 p.m., thus allow- ing time to despatch answers to letters by return of post. But though I speak of this district, the same infliction attends the whole of South Wales, including the great towns of Cardiff, Neath, Swansea, Caer- marthen, Milford, Pembroke, Brecon, &c., &c., as well as all the western part of Ireland. Surely some alteration should take place when such a glaring and positive inconvenience exists, and I hope that you will direct the attention of your readers to the fact. Your obedient Servant, A SUBSCRIBER.
THE PENYDARRAN EXPLOSION. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-I had hoped that all discussions on this most distressing subject but such as might be of some utility, were done away with, and that the feelings of those who were unfortunately, but unavoidably, connected with it, would not be unnecessarily and wantonly tampered with, but am disappointed. In the interval between the accident and the inquest, rumours were afloat tending to induce a belief that the boiler had been subjected to more than ordinary pressure and which, if true, would of course imply a want of attention on the part of those superintend- ing it.—This circumstance must apologise for my stating the few facts alluded to, and contradicted by your very clever correspondent I- Fiat Justitia Ruat Ccelum," who, however, has not sufficient confidence it would seem, in his own assertions, to induce him to affix his real name.-The fact is that Mr. Fiat Justitia Ruat Cwhtm has multiplied the pressure by the circumfercnce of the boiler, instead of by the diameter, and that consequently his results are three times as great as they should be.-Whether this arises from want of information or from unworthy motives it is hard for me to say, but really from the real name being withheld I should incline to the latter and that your excellent and widely circulated journal has, unintentionally on your part, been made a vehicle for matters which cannot possibly be pro- ductive of any good. The insertion of this in your next will oblige, Your most obedient Servant, A. STEPHENS.
To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-The observations in the Guardian of the 6th inst., relating to tho Cardiff Theatre, have induced me to address you a few lines on the subject, which, should you think them worthy the attention of the "Management" as giving the opinion of many a Theatre-goer, I shall feel obliged by your making them public, through the medium of your valuable paper. The inhabitants of Cardiff arc under great obliga- tions to Mrs Macready for her exertions in making the Theatre whatlit now is, a well regulated place of entertainment, and much more comfortable than manv other Theatres of far greater pretensions. The Company itself is certaiuly as good--and in many respects better than tho" iV*ti<>whs of even a much greater population than that of Cardiff. The great point which has been overlooked, or partly overlooked is that alludell to in the Guardian viz I he selection of plays for a Cardif fAudience. In all towns you will find that the visitors of Theatres are divided into two principal classes; those of the higher grades of society, with minds polished by a superior education and an acquaintance with the liberal art the other belonging to the lower orders, wlto,e daily laborious employment, are sufficient excuses for their mental state of ignorance. and particularly for their deficiency in that taste which is always attendant Oil more elevated minds, This is a state of things which lies always existed, and whatever he the improvements that may take place in the future education of the labouring classes a difference of taste will and must exist between the two parties. There are different shades to these, which are those of course, of general society, but for my present purpose it will be useless to take them into consideration. Now the perfor- mance which causes the most pleasure to the aile class at a Theatre, is that which causes the least pleasl/re to tlte otlterr Take the hard-workillg UlilD or artisan in town where does he go to spend his evcning when money chances to grace the lining of his waist- coat pocket ? Why, he goes to see a Melo-drame full oi strife and murders, (I say murders because the more the better for him) at the Victoria or the Surrey, or else goes to a singin club, calls for a pot of porter, and smokes his pipe On the other side of the picture we see the Italian Opera filled with the other party. with minds capable ot appreciating all that is beautiful in the lay of the poet or the overture of the Composer who, if they go to Covent Garden or the Haynrarki t. go to feel wit of a Shakspeare, a Colman, H. Sheridan a Knowles, a Bulwer, or a Talfourd, how great the difference! yet how useful; useful as giving the Political Economist the key which unto -is 10 him the mysteries ot national wealth and civilization. But this difference of tnste in the two parties does not exist merely because our artisan cannot afford to take, a stall at the Opera, or because the nobility would think it disreputable to visit the Cnburg; but it is als.. because these a,iiusetnerits would no longer lv amusements to ihetn i Thev would not suit their tasies What is pleasure to the one is complete lediousucss to the other. fit a provincial town like Cardiff, therefore, where there is but one Theatre for all classes to go to, it becomes necessary for the Manaaemeut to take this division of sects, it I may so call them, in consi deration, and see which is most likely to p,t for the Gallery and part of the Pit, or'it,, forth?- other part of the pit and the boxes. Now there it, no doubt but that full boxes with i;.e increase io the pit which they would bring would pay better than a full Gallery. After the exo^-llent manner in which London Assurance. >d the Plough, "Eu'-rlish- tnen in Indiav and the 4 School for Scandal ''(and here I beg leave to express how indebted the audience was to the amiable Lady who selected .*herid::n's masterpiece last Monday) were performed it would be useless to attempt any argument in favour of good Comedy for the present Cardiff Company. The chef d'a-uvrex of Sheridan Knowles, of Bulwer, of Goldsmith, are highly suited for it: and if Mrs Macready wiil give us the inmitable twin play to the School," the Rivals" there is little doubt but she will have a full house. Should these remarks not pass unnoticed, and be the means of enabling us to see acted by this truly talented Company the gems of our English Dramatic Literature, I shall not have written in vain. It will be a source of pleasure to many a friend, and I hope of giving the manageress many a bumper. I beg leave to remain, Sir, Your Obedient Servant A FRIEND TO FALSTAFF.
To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-It is a curious fact and rather remarkable, that, about the time of the introduction of new Con- stabulary Police, there have been more offences (and some of a serious nature) committed iu the Bridgend district, than have been known for a considerable period previous. A case of sheep stealing, stabbing of cattle, and of a farmer stated to have been knocked down by a stone thrown from a hedge overlooking the road, and robbed on the highway, added to which the reported breaking into a house of a poor haulier of coals, and robbing him of a considerable sum, and finally the absconding of a man to America, who was appointed treasurer of money and bets pending on a late foot race above Brincethin. with funds of £110 intrusted to his care, and occurring within a short period of each other, have contributed to keep the minds of the Bridgendians in a continued ferment, aflording matter for gossip wherewith to beguile the the tadium of a Bridgend life, Though the idea of a I rural gendarmerie is revolting to th* ^eliugs of a constitutional nation of this free country, it cannot for a moment be denied, but what the details of crime above mentioned would call fa imperatively a more effective police than has hitherto existed the whole of the police force, previous to the establishment of the present body, consisting of one individual. The new administration has, however, already effected an improvement (externally at least) in th* morality of the town. Cwrw hibbers" "et id gtooUS omne, cum multis aliis," who never dreamt in th: ir phiioso- phy of ever seeing the interior of a cell on such account, when discovered abroad after a leetle indul- gence, have been escorted by Captain Napier's blue- coated turned-up-with-red familiars to durance vile. Those, therefore, who are fond of indulging" not too ij wisely, but too well." must follow their favourite avocation within doors, and he cautious of taking the air afterwards. It is to be hoped also that Captain Napier, will keep a watchful eye over the rue in Old Castle, where the spirit of mischief truly dwells, where an amalgamation of devilry is concentrated. I.et him once purify that. and Bridgend will never rue the day when he first made his appearance there. I am, Sir, yours obediently, Bridgend, Nov. lOth, 1841.jj A.
To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-Allow me through the medium of your paper, to answer a letter signed, An Inhabitant," that appeared in the Merthyr Guardian of Saturday, containing some remarks on the Police Station Houses of this county. With all due deference to the writer of that letter, I would suggest the propriety, ere he again appears in print, of consulting the Chief Constable, Captain Napier, on the subject, who will, I am assured, offer good, and sufficient reasons, for the measure he advises. I know upon good authority, that owing to the desire of the magistrates, to avoid unnecessary expense to the county. Capt. Napier, is limited in the number of Station Houses to be erected for the -force. An Inhabitant" is, perhaps, ignorant that the plans for Station Houses must be laid before, and approved by the Secretary of Station previous to their erection; and I believe it has been already notified, that no cell will be permitted, without the residence of a constable attached to it. Now, after this statement, if An Inhabitant" will come forward, with the assurance that sundry inha- bitants, himself included, are ready to subscribe and erect a Station House at Dowlais, I think I may venture to declare there will be no sort of objection- on the part of Capt. Napier, to place the three con- stables appointed for Dowlais, in possession of such building. I remain, Sir, Yours most obediently, VERITAS.
STYLE AND DIGNITY OF THE PRINCE OF WALES It is generally thought that the style and dignity of Prince of Wales are inherited by the heir-apparent to the throne. This opinion naturally enough has arisen from the fact, that very soon after his birth (or the accession of his predecessor to the crown, as the case may be) the heir apparent has for a long period received the title of Prince of Wales. The Dukedom of Cornwall in his by inheritance, and of course, like all sons of Sovereigns, he is a Prince by birth. The practice is, that he should be created Prince of Wales and Karl of Chester, by special patent, but no creation is required for the purpose of enabling him to assume the dignity of Duke of Cornwall; and therefore the eldest son of the Sovereign cannot properly be styled otherwise than Duke of Cornwall until after the usual patents of creation pass through the customary forms. Edward II was the first Prince of Wales, at least in the modern setis- of the word—that is, he was the first of the English Royal Family who bore the title; and George IV. was the last of those illustrious personages on whom the dignities of Prince of Wales, &c., were conferred. The eldest son and heir apparent of the Sovereign is, with the respect to the Duchy of Cornwall, not subject to all the incidents of minority, though he necessarily acts under the advice and direction of his friends. On the death of the eldest son of the Monarch without issue, the second inherits the dukedom; but if he (the eldest son) should leave issue, then the dukedom will revert to the Crown, so that in order to possess a legal right to this title, the Prince claiming it must be eldest son or eldest surviv- ing son of the Sovereign, and heir apparent. The first Duke of Cornwall was the illustrious soa of Edvvar-d 411. That renowned Prince. Britain's hope and France's fear, *• Victor of Creasy and Poictier," received the title in 1337. As the eldest sons of the Kings of Scotland have borne the titles of Duke of Rothsay, Earl of Carrick, and Baron Renfrew, those dignities are »lso usually attributed to the Prince of Wales. We need scarcely inform our readers, that though of the highest rank in the realm next after the Queen, he is still only a subject, bnt he enjoys many privileges. To contrive or design bis death (as the lawyers say, to compass or imagine his death"), or, to violate the chastity of his consort, is as much high treason as in the case of a King or Queen. The heir apparent sits on the right hand of the Monarch upon all occasions of state and ceremony. When Edward I. subdued Wales, he promised the people of that country, upon condition of their sub- mission, to give them a Prince who was born amongst them, and who could speak on other language. Upon their acquiescence with this deceitful oiler, he conferred the Principality of Wales upon his second sou Edward, then an infant, born within the Principal- ity, and unable to speak any language Edward, by the death of his elder brother, Alfonso, became heir to the crown, and from that time this honour has been appropriated to the eldest sons of the Kings of England. 0 The Earldom of Chester, which is likewise usually conferred upon the heir apparent, was once a princi- pality, and erected into that title by Parliament in the 21st of Richard II.; it was then appointed to be given 10 the King's eldest son. But the whole acts of that Parliament were repealed in the reign of Henry IV although the lOarldom has usually been since given with the principality-of Wales.
LORD ,lAyOI\S D^Y—This annual civic holiday, A as nel t on the OLII in&taut, with great eclat the general joy was much increased by the birth of a unco. Ihe banquet was superb Amongst the guests we observe, the name of Vice-Chancellor Kuight Bruce.
TUB QUKEM DOVVAGEU. — Her Majesty still con- tinues in a dangerous state. She has not-spoken for so'ne days, and no hopes are entertained of her recovery.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. BIRTHS. On the 7th instant, at Dowlais, Lady Charlotte Guest, of a son. Ou the 31st of October, Mrs. Alexander Matthews, of Penmark, in this county, of a daughter. On the 1st of November, at St. Fagan's, in this county, Mrs Charles Emerson, of a daughter. Ou the 30th of October, Anne. the wife of Howell Thomas, of Syrevail, in the parish of Lantrissent, a poor labouring man, was delivered of twin daughters, who, together with the mother are doing well. b MARRIAGES. On the 6th instant, at St. Fagan's, in this county, by the Rev. Charles F.merson, Mr. William Jones' to Hannah, eldest daughter of Mr. John Davied, of St. Fagan's. On the 8th instant, at St. John's church, Cardiff, by the Rev. T. Stacey, Mr. Andrew MCrakan, draper, and tea dealer, at Cardiff, to Mrs. Jana Williams, of the same place. On the 6th instant, at Lantrissent, bv the Rev. Richard Evans, A.M., Mr. William Williams, late of Glanmuchudd, to Eleanor, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Jones, of Newbridge, in this county. DEATHS. On the 9th instant, deeply and deservedly lamented" in the 71st year of her age, after long and severe affliction, borne with exemplary fortitude and resig- nation, the beloved wife of Mr. Walter Williams, Temple Gate, Bristol: she lived a true Christian and died in the faith and hope of the gospel. By her decease the poor in i the neighbourhood have lost a good and sincere friend. On the 7th instant, Eliza, infant daughter of IIr Herbert Williams, chemist, Commercial Street, New- port, Monmouthshire. \t Newport, on Saturday last, Eleanor, wife of Mr. John Davies, millwright, aged 40 years. At Pillgwenlly, on Tuesday fast, Mr. Isaac" Davies bair-dresser, aged 30 years. Lately, at Elcot, near Newbury, aged 10. Carolin, » l only daughter of Charles Bacon; Esq.