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THE GLAMORGAN LODGE, No. 43,—FREE-…
THE GLAMORGAN LODGE, No. 43,—FREE- ] MASONS' ADDRESS. Oa Monday evening last, a Lodge was held at the Cardiff Arms, Cardiff. which was very nume- rously attended. The Chair, we understand, (for we are not one of the free and accepted), was taken by the W.M., at half-past eight, and through the kindness of a valued correspondent, we have been favoured with 1 copy of the address which was passed and which we now lay before our readers- To Her Most Gracious Majesty Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. LI MAY IT PLEASE YOUR MAJESTY, « \V«, your Majestys loyal and dutiful subjects, the Worshipful Master, Wardens, Officers and Brethren. or Lndge No. 43, of the Ancient and Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons, held at Cardiff, in the county of Glamorgan, venture, .through our authorized medium, the Royal and Most Worshipful Grand Master, to approach your Majesty with the lively homage of our respectful and heartfelt congratulations, on occasion of the important and auspicious event that has safely and bappily given to your Majesty an Heir-apparent to the Throne of the United Kingdom, and to the subjects of your extensive Empire, a Prince, to whom our children may took with affectionate pride and loyal devotedness as their future King. "We pray your Majesty to accept the dutiful expre&sion of our sincere attachment to your Royal Person, as springing from the sacred principles that are inculcated and enforced by the precepts of our Ancient Order; and, we also beseech the Great Architect of the Universe to bless your Majesty. your Majesty's Royal Consort, and every member of your August and illustrious IInuse with health and happiness, with domestic peace, and national prosperity, with every gift of grace, and length of Jays. And we pray the same Great and benign Power to vouchsafe to the Royal Infant, whose birth we hail as among the greatest blessings of our time, every grace of mind and person, that the title about to connect him in an especial manner and by a peculiar tie of endearment with this important por- tion of your Majesty's Dominions, may early secure to him the grateful affection and confidence of the loyal and devoted People of his Principality. by which they prove in more than words how warmly Welshmen love their Prince.' We fervently trust that in him may be found rich blessings of comfort to his Royal Parents, the source of every good that can enrich, adorn, and secure the vast and important interests of a most extended Empire, and the patron and the safeguard of the rights and privileges of the Ancient and Honourable Order of Free and Accepted Masons.' Signed and sealed in open Lodge this 22d day of November, in the year of light, 5845." After the Lodge was over, the Brethren adjourned to the supper room, where a splendid banquet wa- prepared by Mr. Ainsley, consisting of every delicacy of the season which could have been desired by the most fastidious critic in cookery. The win s were of the choicest description. The Worshipful Master. Mr. Jol.n Lloyd, presided and was assisted by the Senior Warden, Mr, \V. Bud, .and Junior Warden, Mr. George Bird, and having :also the aid of the excellent Past Master, illy. W C Dempsey. The Worthy Member for the Borough, the R'gbt 41«>aourable John Nicholl, and the Mayor of Carddl, sat on the right of the W.M., and the late Mayor David Evans, Esq.. on his left. A most delightful and harmonious evening was spent; we only regret that we were not present with pencil and note-book to record all the pleasant sayings and doings of the evening. We understand that the Lodge intend honouring the Theatre with their presence on Thursday next, when we doubt not, from its great respectability, that a u bemper" "H) be the result.
. CARDIFF Ci'MUSTY FUND FOR…
CARDIFF Ci'MUSTY FUND FOR THE CELE- BRATION OFTHK BIRTH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES. At an adjourned Meeting of the Committee, holden at the Town Hall, on Thursday last. Present- Lord James Stuart, James Lewis, (mayor), T Stacey, J. C. Campbell, C C. Williams, Captain Howells, D. Evans, J. J. Watkins. II. Morgan, C. Vachell, VV. C. Dempsey, G. Phillips, lhe Mayor in the Chair, Mr. Griffith Phillips, was appointed secretary, and the following gentlemen were added to the Committee:- W. Pearson, W. Jones, T. Hopkins, H. Phillips, T. Watkins. It was also Resolved,—" 'I'liat XIOO be expended in the purchase of blankets, flannel, and such clothes as might be deemed necessary, and that the lievtis T. Stacey, J. C. Campbell, and Mr. Thos. Watkins, be requested to make purchases accordingly. '"That 50 tons of coals should also be distributed amoogst the poor. "That a public ball, and also a public dinner should take place on a day hereafter to be fixed." The Treasurer stated the amount of subscriptions to he £ 17G, and we understand that since the meeting the Marquis of Bute, lias transmitted ^50 to the Treasurer in aid of the subscription.
CARDIFF POLICE,—MONDAY. [Before the Mayor and D. Evans, Esq.] UNWHOLESOME MEAT, Gregory, the Clerk of the Market, appeared to prefer a complaint against James Pete's and Elias George, for having offered unsound meat for sale in Cardiff Market, on Saturday last. Gregory slated that on observing the meat (more than I cwt.) offered for sale, he called a butcher who pronounced it to be unfit tor human food he consequently siezed it. His Worship viewed the meat which was placed in one of the cells under the Town Hall, and expressed his opinion that it had been wholesome poor beef, but that it was much decomposed and consequently ought not to have been offered I' or sale. The defendant Peters said, (hat the meat was rather stale. The beast had been killed on the Friday week previous and he could not sell it all on the following Saturday. The Magistrates fined Peters (who declared that George was in his employ) 10s. and costs, and ordered the meat to be destroyed. THE fiREIl HOUSES AGAIN. Four beer-house keepers were severally fined 10s. and costs, for suffering drinking- during Divine Service, and after eleven o'clock at night. in one ol the houses (The Barley Mow), a teetotaller was discovered playing cards for beer! The cases on Thursday were of no public interest whatever. RADICAL. LOVALTY.—The Welshman, of Saturday last, says:-Since lust Lord Mayor's-day, the press has been playing -it make-belief, and has not lelt off yet. The papers, diurual, nocturnal and hebdomadal, like hanquetting tables, have actually reeled under the weight of loyalty with which they have been loaded-the columns of our cotemporaries have teemed with small talk about our "young and lovely Queen" (whose loveliness by the tray is rather apochryphal) and the new-born prince-the infant, who by a miracle of Constitutional wisdom, became of age the moment he was born The sneer at Queen Victoria is very manly certainly; and we believe there is only one Welshman in the Principality who would indulge in,sucii rascality,
NEWPORT MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.—The Com- mittee met on Tuesday evening last, when from a report submitted by the Secretaries relative to the financial department ol the Institution, it yeas shewn that the funds are in a most prosperous and satisfactory state. 'file Erliit)iti(),) of Piettirt,s, &(! it W;ls st,-L,(.(] had been the means of adding to the funds, :u„j |'rt,in the increase of members, and the addition of honorary members, the greatest success is expected to crown this excellent institution. We have much pleasure in stating that Thomas Prothero, Esq., of Mai pas House, having qualified as a county magistrate for Monmouthshire, will attend at IIw eport Police Court, to which place a gentleman possessing such talents and general abilities as Mr. P., must be a most valuable acquisition. N .:wponT.-On Wednesday last, an election took place at the,Police Court, before Nlr Richard Mullock Alderman, lor the East Ward, of a Councillor in the room of Mr. Daniel Tombs, Sen who has been chosen as Alderman. Mr. Thomas Howell, late A publican on the canal side, was the only candidate for the honourable office- One vote «as recorded in his favour, and he as declared duly elected. INQUEST—An inquest was held on Saturday last, before VV illiam Brewer, Esq., at Cwtn Brain, on the body of John Legg, aged thirteen years, who was killed by a tram-waggon passing over him.' Verdict, Accidental death. GIRL'S Burns" SCHOOL, NEWPORT—.(yn Fri- day, the 19tll instant, the Rev. D. ap U|,Ts Stephen delivered the tirst. of a course of lectures in* the Girl's British School, Llanarth street, on the subject of Education, in aid of the funds of the school. The advantages of Education were most eloquently shown. The Rev. lecturer, observed that it •» destroys prejudice, annihilates superstition—furnishes sources o" gratification, placing man, as far all his intellect is concerned, in the position for which his benevolent Maker intended ItIin; and thus only can we assert the claims, exercise the prerogatives, and discharge the duties of mind. COIIONEH'S INQUEST. —An inquest was held nt Beaufort Iron Works on Monday se'imight, before Edward Davies, Esq., on view of the body of Edward Price, who came to his death under the following cir- cumstances:—From the evidence before the jury it appeared that the deceased, who was five years oi l, went on Saturday last to see his atitit wit-, livt-s it a short distance from his father's: lie was left alone for a few minutes iu the kitchen, when, getting too near the tire, his clothes ignited, and although assistance was immediately procured, and oils applied, the injuries he received were of so seriuus a nalure that after linger- ing till 4 o'clock on Sunday morning death terminated his sufferings. Verdict—"Accidental Death'' NEWPORT MECHANICS' INSTITUTE Some time ago a sub committee was appointed to procure lectures tor tiiis Institution during the winter session, and we are happy to be enabled to say that, arrangements have been made with several gentletqen, and it is expected that a Lecture will be delivered every week, from this time to March next. The first was delivered on Tuesday evening, by illr. S. J. Evans, (pupil of it. W. Buss, Esq.,) on painting and painters; the room was literally crammed, and the young lecturer made his debut amid the most enthusiastic plaudits. Having glanced at the origin of the art of painting, the date of which is involved in much obscurity, the lecturer proceeded to notice sotue of the most eminent professors of antiquity, adverting with considerable eloquence to the few specimens which have come down to us, both of painting and sculpture, and adverting to the names of%nany of its professors who have Nourished at a less distant date, dwelt with con- siderable feeling upon that of Cimon, the Cleonasan. Phidias, Zeuxis, Timauthes, Apelles, &c. H iving canvassed the rise and perfectipg of the art in Italy, and enumerating the names of many of its never to be forgotten Mayters, the talented lecturer concluded by submitting to his audience, in language the most glowing and eloquent, the views he entertained of the right adaptation and intentions of the art, con- tending that the stt)dy of tlje fine arts was designed by the Almighty to refine and eleyate hqraanity, and that if the desirableness of the art of painting be at all questioned,—poetry, that delight of all minds, must also he; and Homer, Milton, Shakspear, Ap- pelles Raphael, and Michael Angelo may be con- signed to eternal infamy for a misapplication of their talents.
FATAL OC ¡ J.\.Lti\ CE AT…
FATAL OC ¡ J.Lti\ CE AT NEWPORT. A dreadful accident occurred on Monday night) at Newport, to a poor woman named Sophia Thomas. An Inquest was held on Tuesday before 3Ir, Brewer. Mr. Davis, from the firm of Birch and Davis at- tended on behalf of the accused. JOHN O'DWYER, Foreman. Herbert Wibiams Edmund Morgan Thomas Walker Henry Thomas Daniel Evans David Lewis. sen. Henry Evans David Lewis, jun. Ebcnezer Jenkins Tliomas Sherra-n Jams Gough I George Stephens The Jury having been duly sworn proceeded to view the body, and having done so, the witnesses were called in, the following are their statements Ann Francis, sworn, states:—I am a servant, in the employ of Mr. John Williams, accountant of this town; he had another servant named Sophia Thomas; On Monday evening last, between four and five 0 clock, 1 was in the upper kitchen I had been in the lower kitchen about ten minutes before; I saw deceased and John Pembridge there deceased was washing the dishes I heard the report of a pistol I went down to the kitchen and saw deceased sitting in a chair she said I am ruined I am killed I am killed I observed blood on the ground and some on the wall; I did not see the boy there when I went down first; when I saw her I ran back; I was frightened when I went down again there was a policeman, and two other persons there; Master John Williams and Miss E. Williams also came down, they saw deceased fall down I went down to the room again in five minutes deceased was then on the ground and dead; there was a deal of blood near her; the deceased was very agreeable the boy, John Pemhridge and deceased were very good friends and had not quarrelled when I was on the top of the stairs, the boy passed me by and said I've let off the pistol;" Oh! I am mad. let me go for a doctor," and he went in search of Dr. Morgan I saw a pistol there a week ago it was deceased who put the pistol in the dutch oven; the pistol was taken out by John Pembridge some day last week, and deceased said. put it back I am afraid it is loaded, he immediately did so; I had seen it in a dresser drawer previous to this it was from there deceased brought it, and put it in the place from whence the boy took it; I never knew the deceased and the accused to quarrel, they were always on the best of terms. Mr. Thomas Fletcher Williams, sworn:—I live with my brother, Mr. John Williams I was at home on Monday night last; I heard the report of fire arms; I ran down to the kitchen and observed the boy and deceased there: I heard the deceased say, Oh am killed," I am killed;" she was sitting in a chair; the boy ran for a doctor, Mr. Herbert Wil- liams, and Mr. Richard Brewer came in I observed deceased move her mouth; she died immediately; I know the pistol, it was my brother's; the last time I saw the pistol was in a drawer in my brother's room about six weeks ago the boy and deceased were upon friendly terms. By Mr, Davis; -The boy bears a good character; I the policeman picked up the pistol, when I first went into the kitchen I only observed the boy and deceased there I heard screams from above stairs, but that was only from the children who were frightened the screams from below were from deceased and John Pembridge she was sitting in a chair by the glass- door I observed heir bleeding from the neck; alter I returned the second time she was on the floor dead I was not absent above two minutes; it is a month or six weeks ago I saw the pistol in the drawer. By a juror: -1 cant say whether the boy admitted he had shot her I did not ipake any enquiries about the pistol; I thought my brother had it. Seih Francis:-l am a policeman, of Newport; I was coming up Commercial-street, when I heard the report of a pistol I ran to Mr. Williams's house; I went down to the kitchen and saw deceased on the ground, she was not quite dead; I took hold of a knife and cut her gown open I found the pistol in a le knife-box; the ball was drawn out of the wall by Mr. Brewer, and given to me; when I opened her clothes I observed a vyotjnd on the peek j I prodqpe the pistol and the ball. By Mr. Oavis This pistol did not appear to have been ptt there by any person 1 should have said it might have blown out of the boy's hand, or have been dropped by accident. The poor boy after being duly cantioned by the coroner proceeded to state the following account:—My name is John Pembridge; I know the deceased we were both servants to Mr. Williams, and upon very good and friendly terms; I was in the kitchen, and deceased sent me on an errand for her; 1 returned and was in the kitchen she was washing the dishes I do not know what made me take the pistol; I had it iu my hand about a week or a fortnight ago before; I was not aware it was loaded I do not know how it went off"; byits going off it look a piece of mg finger away I never quarrelled with deceased; I ran for the Doctor as soon as I could I was taken in custody in the Doctor's house; deceased told me to put the pistol down. This being the whole of their evidence, Mr. Davis was about proceeding to address the jury on behalf of the unlortunate boy, when the Coroner and Jury stated that, they were perfectly convinced that the occurrence was purely accidental, and a verdict was returned of Accidental Death The boy was cautioned by the Coroner as to evpr meddling with fire arms, and he also took the oppor- tunity of requesting Mr. VVdliains to be more cautious for the future as to the custody of his fire-arms.
NEWPORT POLICE. .
NEWPORT POLICE. lifONDJ Y, NOVEMBER 22, 1841. Present—The Mayor, Thomas Hughes, Esq., Thomas Prothero, Thomas Hawkins, 11 Esq., and William Brewer, Esq. Two sailors, named Venahles and Gordon, were this morning brought before their Worships under the following circumstances: — lhe prosecutor is a sailor on board the iniargaretta, of London, and one of the prisoners was also one of the sailors on board same vessel. other prisoner was out of a berth, and on the night in question, the two prisoners (bavins In c been previously drinking together) came down to ihe ship, and prisoner Venables asked me if I would let the other prisoner turn in; J refused, and told them that there was a light in the cabin I then turned in and went to sleep, and in tiie morning found mv things were gone, and my chest was broken open; "l found that all my best clothes had been stolen; I then suspected that the prisoner Gordon bad robbed me I did not like the look of I)iln I put on my clothes, omitting my braces; the reason i did not like his looks was, because he looked roguish. It was Venables who brought him ou board, at the same time saying, he was hard up." .1 By the the Mayor What time was you drinking with him? About ten c'ctock, we were drinking together for some time; I was first on board vessel, and more than five minutes before them Venables said Gordon was hard-up, and wanted to sleep on board there was a brig between our vessel and the dock Gordon said he came from Cardiff. Prisoner Gordon here laughed, and the mayor said, don't laugh." After 1 missed my clothes in the morning, Venables was in bed, the other prisoner was gone when I got up I called him a rogue, because I sus- pected him of stealing my clothes; I said, you rogue and fellow I will give you a walloping or you shall me. or I will jump through you he stopped on board at his work, and I went for a police I asked Ven abies to go with me to the po ice; he did not seem in a hurry, and I took one of the men discharging iron ore with me, as I did not know where the Police Office was I went with a policeman to the lied Cow to inquire whether tjordnn I'.lt there or not; we went in search of prisoner all through Friars' Fields and every other house we could tliinli of; but did not find him. I went on board and got my breakfast; policeman said he could do no more for me ) after- wards saw my clothes at Police Office, between seven and eight o'clock they were shewn to me by Polioe- n>an No. 4; I should know tlieni il I were tq see them again my name is on them. 4y tbe Mayor: I will swear to this shirt; it is my shirt, I know it by the make, as I myself have one of them it is my mother's make. [The inay-or here examined a waistcoat, and said it was a very well made one, for (said the mayor) I am a good judge of such articles.] This is my hat; it was as pretty a hat when made as ever was looked at; it is my hat; the brim is torn off, I have examined the cap, jacket, trousers, and the rest of the clothes; they are all mine. he trousers the prisoner Gordon lia, on is mine I know it by its being torn down the legs. Cross-examined by Venables: What reason has prosecutor lor thinking that I robbed him, because the two prisoners were talking together at the Red Cow ? I did not see any improper conduct in Venables. Do yoi) oat recollect being with the young woman in the corner by the Red Cowl I do, but that was before we went on board. Ilayward, No. 4, sworn[: I am a policeman of Newport; I was on duty at ten o'clock on Friday morning last; prosecutor gve me information of the robbery, and i went down to frIars Fields with him I then went on towards Cardiff: I received informa- tion prisoner had gone to Cardiff; I followed him to Cardiff, and found him in Whitmore Lane; I found him at Thomas Watt's; I apprehended him be asked me what I wanted him tor? I said for taking clothes from Newport; he said he had taken no clothes i I took him to the Station-house at Cardilf i be there denied being at Newport; he is known at Cardiff as a notorious thief; be had that glazed hit on at the time, and several other clothes which have been identified by prosecutor; I then locked him up and went in search of the other things (missing); I found a white flannel shirt and blue frock in the Barley Mow, in a tuh about to be washed; I brought him off to Newport; I told him I did not want to hear any- thing he bad to say he then tolll me directly he had taken the clothes; he had made off for Cardiff as fast as he could; that he had all the clothes on he had no bundle; the rest of the clothes he had given away. but them that got them be would never tell on tin when he did anything of this kind, he did it by him- self and also said, if you met me last Easter Tuesday you would have found twenty-five sovereigns about me, and said he was once taken up on suspicion of stealing nineteen sovereigns and a silver watch, and there was no bill found against him he had lately been taken up on suspicion of stealing clothes, but he also got out of that; he escaped from the police, and got into the Ebbw river, where he was taken and then brought to Newport. Examined by prisoner, who wanted to make out that the policeman gave him sufficient to make him drunk. The policeman gave me a noggin of rum at Castletown, and half a pint of beer at the Parrot Inn, Newport. Gordon was committed for trial at the Quarter Ses- sions, and Venables dismissed. James Jones complained against John James. a Chartist Chief." James Jones, sworn, stated I am a laborer on the 20th November, I was near the Cross Keys; prisoner caught hold of me by the throat, and said he would blow my bloody brains out; we were at the Gar- deners' Arms; he came in, and the landlady refused to draw him beer, because it was past ten o'clock; prisoner said to me, Jemmy, is that you ? I said yes; he said he wanted to talk to me; I said very well we went together to the Ship on Launch, and called for a jug of beer; whilst the servant went after the beer, he caught hold of my collar, and swore if lie had a pistol he would blow my bloody brains out; I asked him what for ? he said because I had swore false against Frost, and the rest of the Chartists; I said I had not: he then said, I will blow your bloody brains olt before I leave this town; I then hailooed out, I Ann, go and fetch the police; he kept hold of me until the police came in, and he then left me loose. Ann Daniel sworn I remember James Jones and Charles James coming to the house on Saturday night; two or three men came and drank a quart of ale there were three others in the room; James Jones then called for my master; James Jones laid hold of the other man and held him until the policeman came. The magistrates dismissed the case. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.On Wednesday week, as Mr. J. E. Howell of the firm of Messrs. Birch and Davis, solicitors, Newport, was returning to that place from Cardiff, he overtook two enrts, near Belle Vue House, which were standing in the road. The drivers, one of whom was in his cart were talking together; on Mr, Ilo"ell's requesting them to let him pass, the man who was in the cart drew his horse's head round towards Mr, Howell's gig, thereby upsetting it-he then went off, leaving Mr H. whose shoulder hone was broken in a senseless state on the ground. Mr. IV. N. Morgan behaved ith the greatest kindness to Mr. Howell's, and furnished him with every assistance. Under Mr. J. Brewer's care the latter is recovering. No clue has been obtained as to the identity of the carter. .40 TNQUF.?T.—An inquest was hold at Ris.ca this week, on the body of Thomas Morgan, who had been for twenty years a faithful servant of the Mon. mouthshire Canal Company. The poor fellow was killed 011 the 23rd instant, by the falling of a portion of rock upon him. A verdict of accidental death was returned. Morgan has left a wife and seven small children. CO ALBROOKL)ALr.-Oil the day of the:marriage of T, L. Brewer, Esq., at this place, all the workmen were well regaled with good brown stout, and the agents and clerks sat down to an excellent dinner provided an the occasion. A volley of cannon kept up their roarings during the day. and until mid- night, in honour of the joyous event,
A NEW ORDER OF KNIGIITHOO…
A NEW ORDER OF KNIGIITHOO > IN HONOUR OF CAMBRIA, AND TWO CELTIC PROFESSORSHIPS IN THE ENGLISH UNIVERSITIES. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIK,—Will you be so kind as to make room in your next for this short letter, and allow me through ths medium of your patriotic paper to a (peal to my fellow-countrymen in the Principality, 011 the neces- sity of moving nt the present juncture in quest of additional privileges for our native country. During the twche years 1 have lived in England I have not forgotten my father-land, but have taken every op- portunity to lav before Englishmen the present degradation of IV:il(,s, -)d its ju-;t cl.-iiiiis oil the grateful generosity of England. Tbo answer which I have almost invariably received has been this, That Englishmen will support our claims whenever we shall think proper to urge them on the attention of the Government, and carry them to the foot of the throne, and that tijc- inliibitatits of the Principality have hitherto remained without the advantages which it is highly desirable they should obtain, because they have been either too proud or too indolent to ask for them." Tiie present is a fit time for Wales to fisk much in the full assurance of obtaining something. The inhabitants of Liverpool will meet on the thild of Dec-mber, to agree to a loyal address to Iter Majesty 0:1 tlie birth of a Prince of Wales, and to petition for the institution of a new Order of Knighthood, to be called the "Order of St. David," and for the establishment of two Celtic Professors in the English Universities, viz A Victoria Pro- fessor of Celtic fit Oxford;" and an "Albert Professor of Celtic at Cambridge. Will the influen- tial classes in the Principally move in the same direction with their compatriots in Liverpool? I should be ashamed to fill the ollice of a High-Sheriff for a WELSH COUNTY, or of Mavor for a WELSH TOWS, if I did not at this remarkably favourable juncture exercUe the authority vested in me by the choice of the Queen, or the suffrages of the peop'e, in calling public meetings, and presiding over their proceedings, to petition for additional privileges for Wales and Welshmen. May I hope that you will second this appeal ? 1 am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, V D. JAMES. Kirkdale, Nov. 23, 1S4J.
THE BRITISH IRON COMPANY.—MEETING…
THE BRITISH IRON COMPANY.—MEETING FOR DISSOLUTION. On Friday last, pursuant to advertisement, a meet- ing of the above-named company took place at the London 1 avern. Sir G. Lai pent, having taken the chair, the minutes ot the last general meeting were read by the secretarv. I he chairman then read the report for the half year ending on the 31th of June, 1841, which furnished the following statement—The total „f pig-iron pro- duced was 2.5,578 tons; of bars, rails, and oVher manufactured iron, 19,178 tons; of steel, 40 tons, at Corngreaves; of stonecoal and culm raised at Abercreve the amount was 9 682 tons; the amount of coal raised mt the Lion Collieries was 29,5^9 tons. The profits at the works in South Wales and Stafford- shire t7,1 74 1 9s. The ],)ss incurred at Rual)on was £ 3,691 Os. Id., leaving on that pari of the calcu- lation a balance of profit amounting to L3,483 Ss. Ii d. Against that, however, there was to be JS, 1* su'n P9"1 tor discounts, amounting to <>1 14s. lid., by which deduction the profits were reduced to £ -27) Us. Other sums to the debit account of profit aud loss arising out of interest pay- able on thp dpbt of capital account, in consequence of the decision in the House of Lords, and the law ex- penses thereon, amounted to 1]4,417 Ils, In addition to this finaucial statement the report went on to say that the, result of the operations upon the works, considering that the selling price of iron averaged upon the wiJ0!e of the works bad fallen J; 1 per on, "as as favourable as possible. Under all the circumstances, however, the directors were de- sirous ut disposing of the works; hut in the present depressed state of the times they despaired of finding a purchaser who woutd be willing to pay a fair and 6 remunerating price for them, and any present disposal must be made at a considerable loss. The report concluded by stating: that legal proceedings had been instituted against a'l tbe proprietors who had not paid up their shares; and in au action which had been taken to the late Croydon Assizes the party proceeded agaiust had abandoned his defence aud paid up the Costs. A fter the reading of the report, Major Richardson moved the following resolution —" That the report and balance-sheet now read be printed and circulated among the shareholders, and that the same be taken into consideration this day fortnight, at the adjourned general meeting to be then held." The resolution was seconded, and about to be put, when Mr. Ricardo moved the following amendment:- "That it is the opinion of this meeting that in the present depressed state of the iron trade it would be most injurious to the proprietors (if not absolutely impracticable) to dispose of the several works of the company and that it is essential to maintain them in a state of efficiency, and to preserve the large and valuable trade connected with them but thaf, sub- ject to the above paramount considerations, it is also t'le decided opinion of this meeting, that all the tuture operations should be conducted with a view to the disposal of the works, and the ultimate dissolution of the company. "That as, in the meantime, the only means of meeting the promissory notes of the company is by payment of those calls for which every shareholder is morally and legally responsible, and "on the faith of which they were issued, the directors be required to continue to take the most active measures for enforc- ing payment of the calls from such proprietors as have made default. "That the following gentlemen be appointed a committee to co-operate with the directors in carrying into eflect, whenever the proper oppoituuity shall arrive, the intention, as above expressed, of dis- posing of the works and property of the company, with a view to its ultimate dissolution; and that the committee have power to add to their number, viz Gideonf!olquhoux.. Thomas Gibbes, Samson Ricardo, Robert Harnett, Charles Kerr, William Morrice, John Abel Smith, and William T. Hibbert, Esqs." The amendment being seconded, a ballot was for- mally demanded. T¡;e chairman then directed the ballot to be taken on the resolution and amendment on the 25th of the present month, at the company's oflice, between 1'2 ;kr(i three o'f,lt)ck. Major Richardson then moved a resolution to the effect" That, in order to prevent the funds of the company bein squandered in useless litigation, no actions or suits sliall b ■ brought until those at present pending are decided." The resolution wis ordered to be decided at the L same time and place as the former. After several other important amendments and discussions the meeting separated.
THE CENSUS. The total population of England, according to the census just completed, is 7,321,875 males; 7,673,633 females-total 14,995,503 that of Wales, 447,533 males; 463,788 females-total 911,321 that of Scotland, 1,246,427 males; 1,382,530 females—total, 2,628,957 and that of the Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethon, and Man, 57,593 males; 66,481 females—total, 124,079. These numbers, in- cluding 4003 males, and 893 females, ascertained to have been travelling by railways and canals on the night of June 6, make the grand totals 9,077,436 males; and 9,587,325 females. The population, therefore of Great Britain amounts to 18,664,761 persons. The returns include only such part of the army, navy, and merchant seamen as were, at the time of the Census, within the kingdom on shore. The increase of the population, as compared with the returns of 1831, is at the rate of 14.5 per cent. for England 13 per cent. for Wales for Scotland, 11.1; for the Islands in the British Seas, 19.6 making the increase for the whole of Great Britain 14 per cent., being less than that of the 10 years ending 1831, which was 15 per cent. In 1811 the increase during the previous 10 years in England was 14 and a half per cent. in Wales, 13 per cent.; and in Scotland, 14 per cent. In 1821 the increase for England was 17 and sthalf per cent.; for Wales, 17 per cent.; and for Scotland, 16 per cent. In 1831, the in- crease was for England 16 per cent. for Wales, 12 per cent.; for Scotland, 13 per cent.; and for the islands in the Biitish Seas, 15.8 per cent. POPULATION OF WALKS. Counties. Males. Females. Anglesea 24,369 26,521 Brecon 26,911 26,384 Cardigan 31,997 36,383 Carmarthen 50,795 55,687 Carnarvon 39,600 44,468 Denbigh 44,617 44,674 Flint. 33,636 32,9 H Glamorgan 89,028 84,434 Merioneth 19,247 19,991 Montgomery 34,252 34,968 Pembroke 40,343 47,919 Radnor. 12,738 12,448 Total population of Wales in 1841, 911,321. In 1831 the population of Wales was 806,182; the increase since 1831, therefore, is 105,143, or 13 per cent. The number of houses inhabited in Wales is 188,196; uninhabited, 10,133; building, 1,769.
The influence of Welsh Tradition upon the Literature of Germany, France, and Scandinavia. It is hardly a question of much importance to the public that an essay so called proposes to discuss, but there is a certain society at Abergavenny who have thought it worth while to offer eighty guineas for the best Essay on the Influence of Welsh Tradition t upon the Literature of Germany, France, and Scan- V dinavia." It was not to be supposed that so moderate J a sum could attract first.rate minds to so very dry a subject; but the douceur was nevertheless sufficient to set in motion a number of Welsh, English, Freiieli, and German pens; for there are writers in all countries ready to prepare treatises on matters within their comprehension, or even beyond it, ll there is a prospect of remuneration, however remote, for the trouble of doing so. The successful com- petitor on the present occasion is "Albert Schulz," "whose work has been translated from the German into the English tongue; so that the Abergavenny Cymrcigyddion Society will have got for their eighty guineas just twice a3 much as they bargained for.— iilobe. THE THEATRE.—Miss Ellis took her benefit on Monday evening last, when the house was nearly filled. The Pit and Gallery were literally crammed and the Boxes presented a very brilliant appear- ance. The pieces for the evening were, flary Queen of Scots, The Deod Shot, and Gwynneth Vaughan,—they went off admirably. Miss Ellis, in the course of the evening, delivered an address written for her by a gentleman of Cardiff,-it was well recited, and called forth bursts of applause. Of the other performances we cannot say anything this week. Mr. Silver, we hear, takes his benefit on Tuesday next, when be will he patronised by the Bachelors' of Cardiff. A crowded house will, we trust. reward Mr. Silver's exertions. -,Ilr. Artaud's benefit took place^on Thursday evening, and was to!erably well attended. His Ephr»im Smooth was a capital piece of acting. We have neither time nor space to say more. We may as well, however, inform our readers that. without any solicitation on our part, we have been placed again on the free-list, and that Mr Perkins takes his benefit on Monday next. CAnniFF MECHANICS' INSTITUTE.-On Wednesday evening last, Mr. Horwood, delivered a lecture on the earliest civilized nations.^ The attendance was numerous and respectable. The nature of the sub ject does not admit of a newspaper report we, therefore, only say that it was treated in a masterly manner, and elicited much applause. DARING ROBBE«.Y. — On Sunday last, the harness room of C. C. Williams, Esq, of Roath Court, was entered, and two saddles stolen therefrom. In- formation of the robbery was forwarded to the Police Station, and a reward of two guineas offered for the apprehension of the offender or offenders and recovery of the property Mr. Superintendant Stockdale, on Monday last, succeeded in tracing one of the saddles to the possession of a man, who was seen near the premises, at Roath, on Sunday last, and who was endeavouring to dispose of one of them in the neighbourhood of Whitmore Lane. BUTE DOCKS.—On Tuesday last, a large American ship, the William Badger, left these splendid docks laden with iron, and having on board a number of passengers from Merthyr and its neighbourhood. It is worthy of remark that the William Badger, went out during a low neap tide. The first time, we believe, that a vessel drawing so much water has done so in Cardiff. Indeed, such a thing would have been impossible before the construction of the Bute Docks — The brig Rutin, John Crow, master, has arrived from Quebec in 30 days without anchoring. NARROW EseA f'E.- Yesterday afternoon, a part of the family of Mr. Alsop, of Womanby-street, in this town, experienced a very providential escape. Mrs. Alsop and their daughter were sitting in their parlour, when, without a moment's warning, a large portion of the ceiling fell down, covering the floor with large fragments, some of the pieces being nearly a quarter of a hundred weight and as the house was old it was extremely hard. Happily the ladies were untouched.
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COMMITMENTS TO THE COUNTY GAOL. -0- William Dovey, and IVilliam Smith, charged with stealing 'beef I*t-r)in William Morgan, of Merthyr Tydvil. Patrick Keleher, stealin-, tobacco from Llewillyn Llewillyn. of Bridgend. George Smith, stealing tobacco and other articles, from William Todd, of Aberdare. Margaret Jones, for stealing in the dwelling house c-f Catherine Jo M, of Bridgend twenty sovereigns and six half crowns William Morgan, for stealing a tarpauling the property of Phillip Jones, of Merthyr Tydvil. Catherine Thomas, wife of D. Thomas, for the wilful murder of Mary Thomas of Eglwysilan. CONVICTIONS. William Griffiths, for an assault upon William Jenkins, of Bridgend, being at lhe time in the execu- tion o( his duty as constable. Uriah Backstone, for an assault, one month or pay 20s. and C081s ROlldmuj Howells for poaching, one calendar month hard labor. Jenfcin Lewis, for vagrancy one calendar month hard labor. David Harris, for vagrancy one calendar month hard labor. Dennis Driscoll, for all assault fourteen days or pay Os and costs. William Edwards, John Rees and Thomas Lletrellyn for floating timber on thejGlamorganshire Canal seven days imprisonment or pay a fine of 40s and costs. Joseph Smith, for vagrancy, fourteen days hard labor. James Fisher, one calendar month and hard labor for vagrancy. STATE OF THE GAOL. Prisoners for trial at assizes 12 T)II to Ditto at the quarter sessions 10 Ditto under sentence 30 Debtors. 8 I Total GO COWRRIDGE. On Monday week the birth of th" Prince of Wales w.is celebrated here in a very c reditable manner. The children of IlIp Nalional Charity School, and other poor children, (above one hundred in number) were feasted in the Town Hall with as much roast beef and plum pudding as Lwy could eat; the expense of which was defrayed hy contributions collected from the in hahitants of tire tOWII. In the evening there was a general trill in tbe Town Hall, which was attended by most of tile inhabitants, of every class, in the town. We must not forget likewise to mention that there were plenty of blue balls, bonfires, and squibs in the early part of the night; and that the bells were ringing merrily all the evenimr. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. Edward Ballard, jun,, (one of the Borough magistrates) f()r t|ie netive part taken by him in get- ting up ;md superintending the dinner, and the other proceedings ol the day. At a Congregation holden at Oxford on the HHh inst., the following degrees were cotifel-re(i M-,isttir of Ai-ts-r, Sin,-irt, jesis College. Bachelor of Arts-L. Lewis, Jl'SU" College. NEATH. Lady Sarah Villicrs, daughter of the Earl of Jersey, is to be married in the early part of next month to Princc Esterhazy. His Serene Highness (the bride- groom s father) has sent his lu!I powers, \Ve understand that her Majesty, frcm some circumstances humbly represented unto her, has been graciously pleased to remit the remainder of the sentence of Mary Ann Jones, who was con- ucted of felony at the Neath Midsummer Quarter Sessions, J 840, and sentenced to two years and one month's imprisonment and hard labour, in the House of Correction, at Swansea SWANSEA. A heavy fail of snow took place in Swansea, on Tuesday week. The weather, for several preceding days, had been unusually cold for that time of the year, MERTHYR TYDVIL. On Monday se'nnigbt the first anniversary of the Victorii Female Benefit Society" was held at the Morlais Castle Inn, Merthyr, nnd, notwithstanding there had been a very heavy fall of snow, the members (about one hundred and twenty in number) walked in procession to the parish church. Tho service was read by the assistant curate, the Rev. J. Lewis; after which a most impressive sermon was preached by our worthy curate, the Rev. Thomas Williams, from the 5th c. of Ephesians, and the 2nd verse—"And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet Riiiellitig siivour," Upon the return of the members to their lodge room, which was tastefully decorated with evergreens. &c., they sat down to au excellent dinner provided for the occasion by the worthy hostess, [Sirs. Gay. Ah,,ut sev(-ii )'clock it) the evening dancing commenced, and was kept up with great spirit till 12 o'clock, when the company separated, highly pleased with the proceedings of the day. Mr. Thomas Davies, a talented young towns- man, presided at the harp, and played several highly popular tunes with his wonted skill. INQUEST.—On Wednesday last an inquest was held at the Patriot Inn, Merthyr Tydvil, before W. Davies, Esq., coroner, on the body of Timothy Lluyd, aged 8 26, a miner at Cyfartha. His death was occasioned by a large stone falling upon him while he was at work in one of the levels, which killed him on the spot. Verdict "Accidental Death," The deceased who was a member of the Established Church bore an excellent character. The Church Building Commissioners, we are happy to learn, are likely to vote a grant of £ 1,000 towards the erection of the proposed new church at Merthyr Tydvil. We understand, that for so large a grant, the friends of the church in that place are in- debted to our excellent Diocesan's strong recom- mendation of their case. The new police force commenced their duties for the first time at Merthyr Tydvil on Wednesday last, when their orderly and respectable appearance was the theme of admiration. They were mostly well- built, active-looking men and we have no doubt, that under the judicious management of Captain Napier and superintendent Davies, their conduct will fully justify the favourable impression their first appearance has created. We cannot, however, take leave of the old force without bearing testimony to their general good conduct and activity, and we have no doubt that in retiring from office, their past ser- vices will not be forgotten by the inhabitants. MERTHVK TYDVIL SAVINGS' BANK.—We are glad to announce that the trustees and managers of this institution will be enabled to pay the depositors the amount of their claims in the course of the en- suing month.
MERTHYR POLICE, Nov. 24th.
MERTHYR POLICE, Nov. 24th. [Before W, Thomas, Esq,] Thomas Evans, a mason," was brought up charged with stealing sundry tools belonging to the Dowlais Iron Company. After a lengthened investigation. however, the worthy magistrate decided that from the nature of the evidence he would not be justified in sending the case before a jury and ordered the prisoner to be discharged. In the course of the examination it appeared that the principal witness, an old m m named David Williams, a lodger in the same house with the prisoner had a pique against him, and had been heard to say he would "serve him." BURGLARY.-On Wednesday morning last, between four and five o'clock, two men with their faces chalked, entered the house of the Misses Williams near Aber- pergwm, and proceeding to the servants' bed- room, one of them presented a double-barrel gun at the terrified girls, and declared that if they made the lest noise Death should be tlieir portion." They then demanded to be shown where the money was kept, and the poor girls were forced to accompany then through the different rooms of the house but after a fruitless search, and money appearing to he their only object, they departed without committing any further outrage- Information was sent to John M ill ward, constable, of Merthyr, who immediately proceeded, in company with Serjeant Davies, of the Merthyr New Police, to Aberpergwirj, and having made the necessary inquiries, they traced the villains to Hirwain, when two men answering the description were seen about half-past seven o'clock the same morning they also ascertained that they were seen passing through Aherdare towards the Mountain Ash about nine o'clock in the morning. Here they lost all clue to then;, hut we trust they will not long elude the hands of justice. The Misses Williams were absent on a visit in Loodon, we believe.
Brccostgfurf. BUBCKXOCK INFIRMARY.-Noverut)er 23rd, 1841. IN. Out Patients remaining last week 7 20 Admitted since 6 In. Out. 7 go Cured and Relieved 0 G Dead 0 1—0 0 Remaining 7 25 Physician for the ensuing week Dr Lucas. Surgeon ditto dit to. llr Art i is trong. BRECON FAIR.—November 17tli.-Tiiis usually large (air was not so well supplied wiili live stock as itgener.iityhasbeen. Of cattle there was but a (Moderate supply, both ag to quality and numbers ;111d they did not realize the prices that stock ha sold for at the late neighbouring f:drs. Tbe few prime be.tst-- sbewn certainly so!d well, and were in great demand. The horse ftir exiiit)ite,l but :I very inferior lot, ex- cepting a few gooii cart horses and hill ponies,but horses did lIot appear to sell wet! by any metiij. There was an abundant supply of butter and cheese, which sold well at advanced prices, viz. chcese £ 2. 2s, per cwt., and tub butter 101 per lb. CRICKHOI.VELL.-Oll Sunday week a sermon was preached by the llev. Daniel Rees, Incumbent of Aberustruth, in aid of the funds of that most useful and excellent institution the Church Pastoral Aid Society. The claims of the society were advocated with a force and power which could not but be felt by every hearer. The able and eloquent preacher took his text from Brei e. 1st Timothy, IStli verse,—"That thou mnyost know how thou oughtest to behave thy- self in tiie H<>use of God, which is the Church of the living God, tho pillar allli ground of the truth." The main object of the discourse was to shew tiie duty of the Church, both ill its inoividual and collective capacity, to prove itscf the stay and support of the gtxpel, which was illustrated and app'ied in the course of the sermon in a very lucid, convincing, and im. pressive manner. i'lie congregation appeared deeply interested and attentive, and we hope the impression produced vv;is such as shall not be effaeed, bat wid bring forth those Christian virtues which were insisted upon as an evidence that the church is indeed th" pillar and ground of truth. We mcst earnestly com- mend this valuable and truly evangelical nocietv to the support of our christian brethren, and sincerely hope its funds will increase, till oveiy corner of our own native land shall he furnished with the means of grace through the medium of our venerable Estab- lishment. The collection after the sermon amounted to eleven pounds five shillings and six pence. BUF.CON.—We are truly rejoiced to learn that a requisition has been this week in course of signature to the Rev. Edward Blencowe, Curate of Teversal, Nottinghamshire, earnestly desiring him to take the Curacy of St. Mary's, in this town, now vacated by the perfermeut of the liev John Williams, the late curate, to the V icarage of Llowes, in Radnorshire. We cannot but express a most earnest hope that Mr. Blencowe will respond to the wishes of the inhabi- tants of this place, so unanimously and cordially subscribed to by them. The curacy is, to all intents and purposes, English and from our knowledge of Mr. Blencowe, if success awaits upon the presenta- tion of the requisition, a blessing vyill b.e conferred upon the town. The appointment is in the gift of the venerable Archdeacon Davies, whose feelings are in delightful union with those of his parishioners, in sincerely wishing to obtain the able assistance of Mr. Blencowe. Should we be so fortunate as to have his valuable services, the Archdeacon will then he happy in providing for the spiritual wants of his parishioners in the persons of the Rev. Richard Morgan, Curate of St. John's, and Mr. Blencowe, the longedfoT Curate of St. Mary's.
COMMITMENTS TO BIUCON COUNTY…
COMMITMENTS TO BIUCON COUNTY GAOL. 16th of Nov., By the Rev.C. HUGH BOLI) John Harris, firmer, for re-examination, on Saturday, the 20th instant, charged on the oaths of William Prosser and others, with feloniously stealing one heifer, the property of Penry Williams, E<q. 20th of Nov., the prisoner Harris, was this day re-examined and eominitt< d for trial, at the ensuing Quarter Sessions; bail was accepted for his appear- ance, and he was discharged. 2Jth of Nov., by the Rev. DANlEL EVANS Abel Prosser. of the paiish of Boiltii, sawyer, for trial at the Quarter Sessions, charged on the oaths of John Powell and others, with leloniously stealing from the said John Powell, the sum of £ 2, STATE OF THE G \oL on THE 3rd instant. Prisoners lor trial at the assjges_ # 4 Ditto, at the Quarter Sessions 1 Prisoners under commitments in the Gaol, and House of Correction 30 Debtors 7 Totat. 49 Thomas Arthur, who was sentenced to seven years transportation at our last Quarter Sessions, was this day, (23rd of Nov.,) removed by the governor of tlie Gaol to Woolwich, to be put on board the Warrior Hulk, at the Royal Dockyard.
THE LATE CARDIFF HUNT BALL.
THE LATE CARDIFF HUNT BALL. To the Editor of the Monmouthshire Merlin. SIR,-Although, through the kindness of a friend my attention was directed on Sunday week last, to a grotesque and malignant burlesque in your columns of the previous day, on the late Ball at Cardiff, in hicti some pragmatical prig, with more wi than wisdom. attempted to enfilade with the foul exudalious from a malevolent and vindictive disposition, the conduct of the noble patroness, and the person and arrange- ments of my kind and deservedly esteemed friend, the acting Steward. I would have pitied and treated with the contempt thev deserved, the pigmy exertions to conceal, under rihald cynicism, the ill-disguised %i,rithing. of tnortified v;nlt.N had it not I)een f.,r the unprincipled endeavour to hide behind part of my initials with fm-terisks sufficient to complete the re- maining letters of my name from the well-merited odium which that very act shows a consciousness of moral turpitude told them their frivolous scurrility would bring down upon itself. As I have always understood it to be an invariable rule with Editors (and very properly so), not to admit letters into their columns without knowing bv whom they are forwarded, I would have felt called upon to deprecate in the strongest terms, your admission, in the present instance, of such a silly and mischievous pasquinade, virtually bearing the signature of those by whom it was NOT sent, and of a nature so es- pecially calculatpd to engender against its reputed author, feelings at least of contempt and disgust, if not of an inclination to retaliate, (and the more partic- ularly so, that in itself were contained additional proofs of your cognizance of the forwarder;) had it not been that I feel convinced you were cajoled into that admission, by the low cunning of some petty schemer, who, either as the author or [from a similarity of dispositions] their sympathetic friend undertook to chaperon the coming out" of the bant- ling, and that you did not detect [as more than a score, however did, immediately on the coming out of your paper] who was the intended victim of their acrimonious and nefarious attempt at a suppositi- tion undertaken for the evident and diaholicai purpose of injuring me with those who were the concomitant butts of their, though ostensibly, my, exacerbations, but who (fortunately for me,) knew to be foreign to my nature and more particularly so, if in a land of strangers, the ingratitude and malice that would, under cover of the names of their friends, who had never injured me, stab, in the dark, the fair fame and kindly feelings of those who had loaded me with s proofs of their genuine hospitality, and most disinter ested friellclship, even had I lihal amanuenses to write out with autograph corrections, my conceited gascon- ades of my own meri's. and their own implied beauty and amiability (?) But, sir, however indignant the most superlative contempt may leave it possible for me to feel, I conceive that you have, at least, as much cause for indignation at your paper having been made the vehicle of their slander; and therefore, while I par- ticularly request the insertion of this letter in your columns, I cannot help expressing an opinion that you ought, and a hope tUat you wil', as a duty you owe to the pubp.c, give up, for their avoidance, with your own reprobation of the trick played you, the name of the parasitical practiser of such courtezanship I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, r 1 F. W. BEAUMONT. LandafT, 16th Nov., 1841. *t* "'e a',<)Ve was forwarded last week to xVe'vport; but it did not reach the Merlin" office in time to supersede the letter which appeared in that Journal of Saturday, the 20th instant, and ought to have appeared a week before.
To the Editor of the Adi-ei-tiser and Guardian. SiR,—In your report of the proceedings of the Swansea Town Council, for the election of" Mayor, I perceive my name among the rest, to be particularly mentioned, in a manner that I think it my duty to take notice of: your correspondent says. that I have made myself extremely useful to the Dillwyn party since my election. I am proud, Sir, to find myself so respectably connected in the Council affairs, as to he considered by your correspondent as one of the Dillwyn party. Ithasalways been mv desire to see my native town represented by its property, not its poverty. I regret exceedingly that Mr Lewis Weston Dillwyn has withdrawn himself from the r,!wti Council by so doing lie has deprived that body of his most able and valuable services for in my humble opinion a ii)ote honourable, just and high-principled gentleman does not exist either in the Councilor out of it. Yotir Correspondent whose language points out to me very readily who the worthy individual is, although he chooses to clothe himself in the uavb of an anonymous writer, insinuates that I should have wished to have sat ia the civic chair, and" thougllt myself sufficiently qualified for such an office the day previous." Supposing this, to be a specimen of your correspondent's well known veracity, prav, am not qualified for such an oliice r Is there any thing g0 N ery formidable in the qualifications requisite to fill that important situation, that a gentleman possessed of property, character, position in society such as I 1 P.Sess, _Iio flatter inyseli "all,Iconsider *It too lil-,Ii "III eminence for me to presume to think of? Mj second- ing the nomination of .Mr. Llewelyn Dillwyn, arose from purely disinterested motives, and were I similarly situated again, I should not hesitate to pursue the same course. am, Your very obedient humble servant, O. n WILLIAMS. Swansea, Nov, 24th 1841.
BIRTHS. On the 21st inst.. at Newhold Cemyn, Leamington, the Lady of the Hon. Capt. Somerville, R. N., of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 2",rd inst at the parish church, Nash, in the County of Monmouth., by the Rev. James Yoratli, Pom Llewelyn Brewer. Esq., Coa!brook Vale, to Mrs. Eiizabeth Rogers, ot the. Cross-house, Nash, in the above county. On the 20th inst., by the Bishop of London, William Becket, Esq., M. P., to Frances Adeline, sister of Hugo Meyneii, Esq., of Temple Newsham, Yorkshire. DEATHS. On the 14th inst.. at Paris, in his 70th year, the Right Hon. Thomas Earl ol Elgin and Kincardine. I lie is succeeded 111 his title and estates by his eldest son. Lord Bruce, M. P., for Southampton. On the 13th inst., aged 44, M r. James Etheridge, hair dresser, Tredegar Iron Works, Monmouthshire. On the 23rd inst., at her residence, Worcester Place, Swansea, at an advanced age, Mary Ann, relict of William Taylor Walkins, Esq., late of her Majesty's Customs, Swansea. On the 7th inst aged 39, Mr. John Jones, many years moulder at Messrs Baileys extensive Iron works, Nantygio. He was a man deservedly respected by a large circle of relatives and friends. On the 20th inst., at Roath, iu this county, after Ile two years' suffering, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. William Evans, fourth daughter of the late Air. Hier, of Bassalleg, and sister of Thomas Hier, Esq, surgeon, Risça. Monmouthshire, — 11— PRINCE OF WALFS'S CHHISTEMNG.— Her Ma- jesty's example in devoting the evening of this eventful day to a srand ball will no doubt be followed geueially throughout the country, and in preparation for such brillhnt and captivating assemblies of the graceful, the happy, and the beautiful, ought not all to be prepared to act their part as becomes them? Let tiiein, then, be forthwith possessors of a little book, a very gem of beauty, called a Guide to the Ball Room, and on all occasions place it in the waistcoat pocket or reticule. It contains, besides rules for dress, behaviour, &(- the figures of all the quadrilles and 01 her dances. The publisher, Mr. Mitchell, Red Lion Court. Fleet Street, London, will willinaly send the work and pay ||,e double postage, in order that no person claiming to be genteel, may be without if, however near or remote the distance, upon his receiving a pre-paid letter, enclosing Is.- London and Paris Magazine of Fashion."
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REV. MR. SIBTHORP. To the Editor of the Morning Post. Sin,Nl;tv I rcqliest the fivour that you or somc, of you 1 readers will answer the following inquiries Was Mr. Sibthorp, who has lately left the Anglican tor the Romish Church, at any former period of his life a Rom iu CtiihoUc ? Was he, during his ministration in the English Church, what is popularly termed an Evangelical" Minister ? I am, ir, your obedient servant, A CHURCHMAN. Nov. 16, 1S41. [We have never heard that Mr. Sibthorp was a Roman catiloli until his late conversion. We have Ilt'anl that hI! was a vt'ry ardelit "Evallelieal." In short, be appears to have been always given to vx- tremes.-—ED. M. P.] We copy the above from the Morning Post. We happen to know that the Rev. Mr. Sibtiiorp Was educated by a Roman Catholic Tutor; and was so im- bued with Popish tenets, that he actually demurred at going to Oxford. Servabit odorein Testa ED. G. & G.
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THE QUEEN DOWAGER. We have been unwilling to damp the public hopes, derived from the encouraging although still ar.ibiguous language of the daily bulletins that tbe disease under the attack of which Her Majesty the Queen Dowager's life has been for some time placed in circumstances of imminent, if not hopeless, petf], had been so far checked as to afford a prospect, of ultimate recovery. The private accounts have far from given conifrmation to these hopes and our information from the first, has invariably assured u< tLut no substantial improvc- has appeared in the sh,te of the Royal patient. It is true that some temporary relief was obtained from one of the more, distressing accompaniments of this tnsi iious disorder, and thus dissolution, which m'jst t speedily have terminated the conflict but for chat mitigation, was postponed. But the seat of the malady is, we regret; to state, known tobeb,yoi)dtl)e power of medicine; and its stealthy j but steady progress, is visible to all, in the increasing (ibilit, of the sufferer—extreme exhaustion, producing an entire prostration of physical energy, being the result of each pilroXysm of coughing; thus leaving its subject manifestly less able to sustain similar attacks, which, towards morning follow each other in quick succession. We understand that Her Majesty's increasing liability to expectorate the pb'egm, which is formed in the bronchial vessels is increasingly apparent' The ac- cumulation of (his secretion is painfully evident iTs the breathing of Her Majesty who, when unable t<*> articulate, as is frequently the ea*e, expresses hep- resignation under extreme suffering by looks whiclk convey to her attendants the consoling assurance, that the object of their solicitude, while grateful for their,- ineessaut attentions, is reposing her confidence on that?. Being who is most present with His followers whenu human skill is batIled and human power must fail. We also learn that her Majesty with the calm.itcss of mind to which the contemplation of death i-jimo'; communicate the fear which hath torment, hats t her house in order, by making those testamrntar y arrangements and bequests which atjonce illustrate Jl Ie piety of bet-disposition,and the strength of her afie c- lion to attached friends. The visits of her illustrious relatives have evkfcwl ]» been the source of considerable satisfaction to ner Majesty under the visitation from which she hat so sreatlv suffered. The Duke of Saxe Meini»gea and the Duchess of Saxe Weimar remained witli her Majesty 011 Sunday foreiiooii the other relative .sof her Majesty now visiting at Sudbury hall,Wiktc h.in°r u ith deep anxiety the progress of disease in the'p* rSon of their illustrious friend, attended divine servi c o in the parish church, iu which public prayer was o1»T crccj in her Majesty's behalf.—Glu&e