ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.—The Bishop of London has appointed the Rev. T. Dale, vicar of St. Bride's; the Rev. Laucelot Sharpe, rector of Allhallows Staining; and the Rev. H. Soames, to prebendal stalls in the Cathedral of St. Paul.—Globe. Mr. T. C. Harrison, one of the oldest clerks in the Treasury, has been appointed by Sir R. Peel to the office of Senior Clerk, vacant by the lamented death of the late un- fortunate Mr. E. Druinmond. — Standard. MEETING TO ESTABLISH A LIFE-BOAT AT ABERYST- "WITH.—The late dreadful wrecks have stimulated Aberyst- with to make an effort to establish a Life-boat there. Last week a requisition was presented to the mayor for the pur- pose of convening a public meeting of the inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, ill. order to concert and adopt measures for establishing a Life-boat. His worship having appointed Friday morning, at the Town-hall, for the holding ot such meeting, the same was held accordingly—the mayor took the chair shortly after 11, and the meeting (which was numerous) was attended by some of the most influential inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, and the result wat, that a subscription was immediately commenced for the purpose of purchasing a Life-boat;—nearly £50 was sub- scribed at the meeting—the price of the boat being stated to be about JE80.
FRIDAY EVENING, FIVE O'CLOCK. '.j CARDIFF STEEPLE CHASE. This affair, which was the subject of so much joyous anti- cipation for weeks past, and about the precise locality of which so much prudent mystery was maintained, came off to-day (Friday) at Penhill. Few sporting localities in the neighbouthood of Cardiff could be better selected, as well for the purpose of showing sport and affording a good run, as for giving the spectator an opportunity of witnessing the ardour of the race, and the hair breadth'scapes" of the eminent double-ditch, than that chosen by the Stewards. The morning was fine and breezy indeed, sufficiently propitious for bipeds as well as quadrupeds, and such a sun as might have been expected on a raw and gusty day, shone forth as brilliant and exhilarating as if bespoke for the occasion. The horses, as is the custom elsewhere, were not walked over ground, the break-neck peculiarities of which it is presumed they would have accurately scanned. At 12 o'clock Cardiff and all about was up and stirring, and shortly after, Cardiff, like London on such occasions, may be fairly said to be out of town" and on the ground to witness the sport. The following horses were entered :— Handicap Sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each, with 940 added, for any Horse to enter at the Post: distance about 3 miles. Capt. Griffith's Warwick, aged, blk., list. 3lbs.C. Vivian. Mr. Reynold's Ragged Jack, 6 yrs., scarlet body purple cap, lOst. 121bs Dally. 1 Mr. Farquarson's Pihe Apple, aged, lOst. 71bs. Mr. M. P. Lloyd's Whalebone, 6 yrs, buff and black cap, lOst A. Vivian. Handicap Stakes of 2 sovs. each, with £ 30 added: distance about two miles and a half. Mr. Edward Bradley's Duke, 6 yrs., list Wapham. Mr. M. P. Lloyd's Jack, aged, buff and black cap, lOst. lOlbs A. Vivian. Mr. H. Lewis's Tartar, aged, black, lOst. Glbs. Vivian Mr. W. Bradley's Bullbridge, aged, white and black cap., lOst. 21bs. At one o'clock a considerable concourse of spectators had assembled to witness the sport, and previous to the start there could not be on the ground, perhaps, less than 2,000 persons. The coldness of the day, though i-elieved by a cup full of excellent sunshine, prevented the gathering from being large. Nothing could be finer than the view from the hill. A beautiful Champagne country lay all around, and afforded an excellent sight of the horses as they dashed along. Precisely at half-past two o'clock a bugle sounded the note of preparation. All were on the qui vive. Men and horses were conveyed to a single point. All were eager expectation, and the word "away" released horse and rider from the fret and suspense of five minutes' prancing and curvetting. The start was in excellent style. A fine dash was made by the horses, and a good hearty cheer sped them on their way. Ragged Jack led away in capital style, and with those in his wake took his leaps in fine condition. The lead which he took at starting he kept through a hard run of three miles; hardly pressed, however, by his competitors, who nobly contested every inch of the way. The honours of the field were nobly done by the animals, and rarely in the annals of Steeple Chasing was finer sport exhibited. After a run of about 16 minutes, Ragged Jack came in, closely followed by Tartar, amidst the cheers and huzzas of the multitude. The honours of the day however were questioned by the rider of Tartar, who insisted that Ragged Jack, when within a half-mile of the goal, deviated from the prescribed rout, marked by the flags, and ran at the wrong side of the post. This created considerable r delay and discussion, and retarded the second run and up to the hour of our going to press we believe the question remained undecided At half-past three o'clock the second run took place, and like the former, created much excitement. The horses were in fine condition, and did their work with spirit and vivacity. The race was won by Duke, the property of Mr. Bradley, of Treguff. On the ground we observed the following:—Mrs. C. R. M. Morgan, Ruperra Castle Sir C. Morgan and family; Sir Robert Jenner, Bart.; Capt. Griffith J. M. Richards, Esq.; C. C. Williams, Esq., (mayor) Rev. Robert Knight; Rev. W. P. Lewis, New House William Williams, &c. After the chase, upwards of forty gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Angel Inn, Capt. Griffith, of the Scots' Greys, in the chair; Mr. J. M. Richards, of Plas Newydd, occupied the vice. Toasts and sentiments in keeping with the festivity of the day, characteristically terminated the sport of the field. In our next we shall go into further details. The dinner was served up by Mr. Davis, in his usual excel- lent style. After the sports of the day were concluded, an ordinary was held at the White Lion Inn, when upwards of forty gen- tlemen sat down to dinner, Mr. Wm. Whapham, jun., in the chair, and Mr. John Bird, in the vice. The landlord, Mr. P. Bird, provided a bountiful supply of good things, which the guests did ample justice to, and the company appeared I highly delighted, both with the sports of the day and the pleasures of the evening. The following is a correct return of the sport. First Race. Mr. Reynold's ch. g. Ragged Jack (Dailey) -I Mr. H. Lewis's cr. g. Tartar (Vivian, jun.) 2 Mr. Lloyd's ch. g. Whalebone. (Vivian, sen.) 3 Second Race. Mr. Edward Bradley's b. g. Duka .(Vivian, jun.) 1 Mr. Lloyd's c. g. Jack (Vivian, sen.) 2 Mr. W. Bradley's b. g. Bullbridge (Taylor.).. 3
HOUSE OF LORDS. MONDAY. ANSWER TO THE ADDRESS. The Earl of LIVERPOOL, as Lord Steward of the House- hold, presented, by order of Her Majesty, the answer to the address agreed to by their lordships on Thursday last, which was read by the Lord Chancellor. P'OOR LAW (IRELAND). The Marquis of CLANRICARDE, in rising pursuant to no- tice to move for certain returns relative to the operation of the Poor Law in Ireland, observed, that as he understood no opposition would be offered to his motion it would not be necessary for him to detain the house at any length. He wished to obtain an account of the expenditure that had been incurred in building poorhouses, the expense of main- taining paupers in different unions, the amount of rates levied in various unions, and several other returns connected with the administration of the Poor Laws in lrelan rom these he conceived it would be apparent that gieat ex rava- gance prevailed, and that the number of persons relieved bore a very small proportion to the greatness of the ex- penditure. The consequence was, that the measure had become in the highest degree unpopular. He had opposed many parts of the bill, and especially the clause introduced by the noble duke, though ineffectually. The noble mar- quis concluded by moving for a long series of papers, inclu- ding copies of rules and regulations drawn up by boards of guardians in Ireland, and approved of by the Poor Law Commissioners. The Duke of WELLINGTON said, he had no objection whatever to the production of the greater part of the returns called for. Her Majesty's Government felt deep anxiety on this subject, and would be most happy to render the mea- sure as good, effective, and as beneficial ale possible. LAW OF DEBTOR AND CREDITOR. Lord COTTENIIAM laid on the table a bill relating to the arrest of debtors taken in execution, and for altering and amending the law of debtor and creditor. Lord BROUGHAM said the subject was one of the greatest importance, and he hoped the opportunity would be taken by his noble and learned friend (Lord Lyndhurst), and Her Majesty's Government, to revise, if possible, the whole sys- tem of law respecting insolvency and bankruptcy. Lord COTTENHAM said, that one of the objects of the bill wars the improvement of those laws. The LORD CHANCELLOR said, he had not lost sight of the object to which his noble and learned friend had adverted, and lie was anxious to do all in his power to carry that object into effect. In reply to a question from Lord COTTENHAM, The LORD CHANCELLOR said he could not inform his noble and learned friend, nor could he explain the course which Her Majesty's Government might take, until he saw how far the bill of his noble and learned friend went, and to what point it extended. The object of this measure was to facilitate the recovery of small claims by a more expeditious and less expensive process than was now required for that purpose. A third and most important measure was intended to effect an improvement in the law relating to insolvency, and would, he believed, provide for the better administration of that law. He felt it was not necessary that he should go further than to say that these measures would be brought under the considerations of their lordships without loss of Lord CAMPBELL had heard this announcement with great satisfaction, and hoped the measures to which his noble and learned friend had just alluded would be laid before the House as speedily as possible, in order that they might meet with that full discussion which from their importance they The LORD CHANCELLOR begged to assure his noble and learned friend that the Bankruptcy Bill of last session was introduced at a sufficiently early period. It was fully dis- cussed by their lordships, and went to the other House of Parliament. It was there discussed fully, deliberately, and repeatedly. It was discussed in all its stages, and for several successive nights. Indeed, he might venture to say that no measure was ever so fully discussed than the Bankruptcy Bill of the last session. After a few words from Lord BROUGHAM, The LOHD CHANCELLOR moved, that the bill of the noble lord (Denman) be read a first time. It was read accordingly.
NEWPORT. Last week Mr. Oakley, clerk to Mr. Powell of the Gaer, applied to the magistrates for redress against several of Mr. Powell's men, who had, as he alleged, illegally left the fvork pn which they had been employed. The following deposi- tions were taken on the occasion, and the magistrates ordered a forfeiture of the wages:—Mr. John Phillips, sworn and examined by Mr. Davies: am an agent to Mr. Thomas Powell and Mrs. Vaughan; Wm. Taylor was em- ployed six or seven months the wages were paid by the month, with a draw in the middle of the month; William Taylor left the work on the 9th inst., without giving any notice, and has continued out ever since.—By Mr. Williams The works were stopped on the 24th Dec. The men were told by Mr. Bevan, they were to reduce in the beginning of the month. The notice was given on the 23rd December. The men did not bring Mr. Bevan aa answer, nor did they go on with their work for a day or two. The colliers were all out for a day or two; they were not prevented to go in, for all he knew. Was not present at the works when they were stopped. Measures the work and pays the men did not know the cause of the men stopping. The men afterwards returned to their work.—By Mr. Stacy Thinks they returned to their work on the 29th of December, and worked until the 9th of January. It is partly my duty to make myself acquainted with the terms on which the men were to work. I saw an agreement on which the men re- turned to work.—By Mr. Lewis Were not paid for any work in January. Mr. Henry Oakley, sworn and ex- amined It was the men's wish that a month's notice should be given; Taylor in particular, and Mr. Powell agreed to it. Mr. Bevan, examined: He told the men that it was his im- pression that the men would be discharged without a month's notice. Mr. Oakley, re-examined by Mr. Williams: Was not in the room all the time when the men were with Mr. Powell; the men wished particularly to have a month's notice, to which Mr. Powell consented does not recollect that he made any observation in the agreement. NEWPORT EXCHANGE AND READING ROOMS.—Last week the adjourned meeting of the gentlemen desirous of estab- lishing a Commercial-room in this town, took place at the New Council House, at which the Mayor presided. The Provisional Committee submitted a code of rules for the regulation of the institution, which gave very general satis- faction, and elicited the thanks of the meeting; and these rules were adopted, with one or two exceptions, namely that of substituting, on the amendment of Mr. Dowling, a com- mittee of 20 with the treasurer, 5 to form a quorum, for the originally proposed numbers of 12, and 3 for a quorum. Con- siderable disscussion took place also, as to whether the room should be entirely closed on Sundays; and it was ultimately determined (the Mayor and two other gentlemen dissenting), that the reading-room should be opened after divine service, until five o'clock in the evening. NEWPORT POLICE,—MONDAY, FEB. 6. [Before the Mayor, Lewis Edwards, Thomas Prothero, T. Hawkins, and T. Hughes, Esqrs.] The only case of any interest to-day was a charge of assault preferred by Joshua Fell, servant to Col. Love, of the 73rd regiment, against William Richards and Charles Pring, both of Pillgwenlly. Fell deposed as follows ;-on the 1st of February, about 8 o'clock in the evening, I had been for dogs' meat, and was returning, and saw a man as- sault a soldier by the Cambrian. He struck him with his fist. I told him the man had done nothing. He said, he did not care a d-n. The man had the appearance of a captain of a vessel. He struck me, and I returned the blow —we both fell. I struck him again,, and he ran away. There was a great crowd assembled. Wm. Richards sprung out, of the crowd and struck me. Pring was standing by my left side, and also struck me. Pring said he could not help it, but Richards wanted to fight. I did not strike either of them, nor give them any offence. This statement was corroborated by two privates of the regiment. For the defence six witnesses were called, who told a very different tale. The following is the evidence of one of them. Benjamin Evans sworn, said, -I am a moulder, and I live at Pillgwenlly. I know the prisoners. I was up stairs in my bed-room on Wednesday evening, the 1st, and heard a noise in the street, and went out. Saw a captain quarrelling with the soldiers. A serjeant came up, with a pipe in his mouth, and asked the captain what business he had to insult the soldiers. The captain struck him-he shewed fight, whereupon two or three pitched into" the captain, at the same time. The captain said, You are all of one colour." The prisoner Fell then came up and said to the captain, You b-r am I of the colour?" and struck the captain, and they got lighting. Fell was dressed in light clothes, and was not in uniform. Richards put his hand upon Fell's shoulder and said, too many of you upon one is not fair. Fell said, if you don't get out of the way I'll strike you too. Richards put himself in a fighting attitude. When they came to the light, Fell said I know you young fellow." Pring took no part. Richards did not strike Fell. The row lasted about 20 minutes longer. The soldiers went towards the barracks, and returned again towards the Cambrian, to the number of 30 or 40. They had slates and stones in their hands, They went into the Cambrian beer- house, and brought the captain out. After he had been out a few minutes he fell from loss of blood, and was carried back to the Cambrian. He was dreadfully cut. I don't know whether Fell went into the Cambrian or not. The other witnesses gave similar testimony, and the pri- soners were discharged.
An account of COAL and IRON brought down the Mon- mouthshire Canal Company's Tram-roads and Canal, from the 28th January to the 4th February, 1843. Tram Road. Cant. COAL. — Tons, Cwt. Tons. Thomas Powell 541 15 ThomasFrothero. 127 9 Martin Morrison 987 16 225 Rock Conl Company Rosser Thomas & Co. 1269 Thomas Phillips & Son W. S. Cartwright Penllwyn Coal Company James Poole. Jun 191 6 Joseph Latch & Co 235 1 Tredegar Coal Company 697 5 Latch and Cope. John Russell & Co. 322 2 Joseph Jones. 116 13 John Jones. ]27 3 Roger Lewis 455 6 Clements and Jones Benjamin Young. 87 10 •. R. J. Biewitt 100 Mon.. Iron and Coal Company 125 John Vipond Richard Morrison JamesTreasure. 259 2 R.Thomas. Peiitwyn and Golynos Company. 50 Ryce Davies 198 Hf Phillips Rosser Williams Tram Road. Canal. IRON. Tons, Cwt. Tons, Cwt. Tons. Cwt. Tons, Cwt. Tredegar Iron Company 269 13 t Rhymney Iron Company 608 8 Harford, Davies, and Co Cwmcelyn and Blaina Co 12 6 j Coalbrook Vale 52 j Ebbw Vale Co 655 16 I From sundry Works | 1059 15 BRECON INFIRMARY.—Feb. 7, 1843. ————— IN. OUT. Patients remaining last Week 4 33 o Admitted since 1 8 — 5 41 Cured and Relieved 0 6 Dead. 0 0-0 6 Remaining ————— 5 35 Physician for the ensuing Week .Dr. Lucas. Surgeon, &e ::M,ir. Armstrong. ANOTHER DREADFUL SHIPWRECK.—WHITBY, Sunday Morning.—One of the most distressing shipwrecks that has occurred on this part of the coast for several years took place yesterday morning at the entrance of Robin Hood's Bay, whereby, we regret to state, a party of the Coast Guard Service, belonging to the station at that place, under the command of the chief officer, Lieutenant Lingard, R.N., with the crew of the distressed vessel, consisting of six persons, met with a watery grave. The particulars are as follows:—During Friday night and yesterday morning the wind blew a hurricane from N.E. Early in the morning a brig was observed endeavouring to run into the bay for shelter, but a tremendous sea threw the vessel upon her broadside, and drove her ashore, within a short distance from the entrance of the bay. The crew made every exertion to get her off, but finding it impossible, and that her destruction would speedily follow, they took to the rigging for safety. Immediately upon their situation being observed by the officer on duty near the spot, he hastened to give the alarm to the station. Lieutenant Lingard directly ordered the life-boat to be launched, into which he got, followed by five of his men, and they pushed off in gallant style to the dis- tressed vessel, which proved a collier belonging to London, named the William and Ann. The sea being excessively high, and as it snowed heavily, it was a length of time before they could reach the vessel. Upon coming alongside, the crew were taken off, and the boat's head was put about for the shore, Lieutenant Lingard taking charge of the helm. She had not reached any considerable distance from the wreck before a heavy wave struck the boat and turned her bottom up, throwing the whole of her living freight into the boiling surf. Lieutenant Lingard and several others im- mediately rose and clung to the boat, while others attempted to gain the shore by swimming. Their cries could be plainly heard from the beach, but it was beyond all human power to render them assistance. Every soul perished. An attempt was made by the commander of the brig Ayton, which happened to be within a short distance of the spot, and four seamen, to go to their assistance, but their boat was upset, and they narrowly escaped meeting with a similar fate. A reduction is about to take place in the British forces in Canada, to the extent of three regiments, which are to return immediately to this country. The King's Dragoon Guards will be one; the other two will be selected from those regiments whose length of colonial duty will give them the preference. Other reductions are either decided on or in progress, in accordance with the intimation conveyed in the Royal speech.- United Service Gazette. SHIPWRECKS ON THE NORTHUMBRIAN COAST.—Feb. 6.— Early on Saturday morning last, during a most terrific hurricane from N.E., which had raged throughout the whole of the preceding evening, accompanied by drifting snow in the early part of the night, a light vessel, named the Blucher, on a voyage from London to Warkworth, came on shore, and was totally wrecked, on the Northumbrian coast, near to the small fishing village of Newbiggen. The crew con- sisted of seven peisons, four of whom, including the captain's son, were drowned. I have not been able to learn the names of those of the crew that were drowned, or of the survivors, but I am enabled to state that the captain of the vessel was amongst the latter. The three survivors were saved by leaping from the vessel on to a dry rock. The captain saw his son attempt to rescue himself in the same manner, but, unfortunately, he leaped short, and was seen for a short time to hang on by a ledge of the rock, until unable to cling any longer, he dropped into the surge beneath and was drowned. The other three in the vessel were not able to gain the rock by reason of the sea shifting the ship, and then shortly after- wards splitting her to atoms. In the harbour of Blyth, on the same coast, a very great deal of damage was done to the shipping, many of them having been drifted from their moorings, and driven violently against each other for some time. One vessel, the Rochester Castle, was carried out to sea without any person on board, and wrecked near to the entrance of the harbour. At Shields similar results followed the awful hurricane of Friday evening. BANKRUPTCY ANNULLED, (Friday.)—William Tomlinson, Ashbouro, Derbyshire, malster—Bankrupts.—John Overing- ton, Arundel, Sussex, plumber-Joseph Rands, Southamp- ton, boot and shoe dealer—Thomas Berry, Lewes, Sussex, brewer—John Van, Milton-next-Gravesend, gold lace-man- ufacturer-Thomas Reynolds, jun., Great St. Helen's, Bishopsgate-Street, merchant John Walker, Hayfield, Derbyshire grocer-James Gordon, Liverpool, Buenos Ayres, and Monte Video, merchant-William Denver and William Nixey, Liverpool, woollendrapers—John Wood, Greasly, Nottinghamshire, miller-Robert Elliot, Sheffield, merchant John Elliot, Sheffield, merchant Thomas Walker, Leeds, brewer—William Jones, Cardiff and Merthyr TydviL
SHIPWRECKED MARINERS' BENEVOLENT SOCIETY. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,—The multitude of wrecks, and the sad loss of lives which have for several weeks been recorded in the columns of every Journal, can scarcely have failed to attract the notice, and awaken the sympathy of every Briton. Many a Widow has made lamentation, many an orphan mourned the fatal effects of the late tempestuous gales 1 In this benevolent country to know distress and sorrow is the sure precursor of relief. Every misery has a claim on our compassion but if any claim can be stronger than another: if any appeal can be made of a more touching character to the people of this nation, surely none can be superior to the claims of those hardy adventurers among us, who go down to the Sea in ships, and occupy their business in the great waters. With a full conviction of the force of these claims, as well as of the humanity of our countrymen, it seems a matter of surprise, that some public means of ministering to the wants of the wrecked Sailor, of assisting his bereaved widow and fatherless children, have not been devised and established from the very earliest periods of our maritime history, growing With its growth, and strengthening with its strength. It is, indeed, true that several Institutions, having these charitable objects in view, have arisen in the land and that much advantage has been derived from their operation but they have been rather limited and exclusive in their charac- ter, circumscribed in their resources; and at all events, lamentably inadequate to any enlarged scheme for general relief. A persuasion of a defect so strange, and so unlike the con- siderate kindness of the British Nation towards a body of men, more especially her own, led to the formation of that Society whope Title stands at the head qf this Address a Society so simple in its constitution, so moderate in its re- quests, so guarded against imposture, so useful and practical in its applications, that it is impossible not to admire it on the one hand, and on the other, not to wonder that it did not exist long ago. If there are any persons to whom it is not yet known, I feel that I shall have discharged an esssntial duty in direct- ing the public attention more closely to this very excellent Institution. The annual Subscription is only 2s. 6d., though every additional Donation is most gladly received. Honorary Secretaries and Agents are appointed through- out the most important maritime stations, and every caution is used which local knowledge and other intelligence can supply, not only to relieve genuine distress, but to detect the unworthy artifices 6f plausible Impostors. I will not believe that such a society can stand in need of support so long as a single individual acquainted with it has a single Half-crown to bestow. The numbers that have been aided in consequence of the late violent storms, have been unusually large the demands on the funds have been heavy, but a confident hope is cherished, that in proportion to the increased necessities will the offerings of charity increase also. Let those who live in comfort, free from the perils of the winds and waves, bestow one thought on those who pass through the paths of the seas. Let them bear in mind, that on occasions of Shipwreck and distress, even a barbarous people will show no little kindness to the sufferers, because of the present rain, and because of the cold and let them remember how much is due from Christians in such a con- dition of calamity, and especially when the Widow and Orphan have been deprived of the only arm on which they could lean for relief. I remain, Sir, your faithful Servant, A SUBSCRIBER TO THE SOCIETY. .#- .#.ø. CHURCH-RATE MEETING AT MERTHYR. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian SIR,-III justice to the character of my friend and neigh- bour, Mr. C. J. Powell, I feel it to be my duty to make a few remarks on the letter of Fabricius," which appeared in the GUARDIAN of last week. As the said letter appears to me to misrepresent the character and motives of Mr. Powell at the late Church-rate Meeting at Merthyr. On the subject of the meeting itself I shall be silent, although I possess feelings and opinions, with reference to the whole of the proceedings, quite as strong as Fabricius himself. My only desire is to relate simple facts, in order to enable the public to see and judge whether Mr. Powell is or is not guilty of the dharges imputed to him. The said meet- ing, according to due notice, was to commence precisely at 12 o'clock, a.m. About five minutes past 12 o'clock, Mr. William Davies, solicitor, who was on this occasion the leader of the friends of the church, said "As the Rev. Thomas Williams, the curate of the parish, is not present, I beg to propose that Mr- C. J. Powell should take the chair, which was seconded, I believe, by one of the churchwardens, and this seemed to give universal satisfaction but Mr. Powell declined the honour, alleging as his reason, that in all pro- bability the affair would last longer than his business would allow him time to attend to. Mr. D. W. James then pro- posed that Lewis Lewis should take the chair, which was seconded by Mr. P. Thomas. Mr. William Davies moved, as an amendment, that the Rev. T. Williams should be re- quested to take the chair, which was seconded. Here Mr. C. J. Powell, was desired by all parties to take the sense of the meeting. He did so-and from the result he was obliged to decide in favour of Mr. Lewis Lewis—as there were at least 10 to 1 for Lewis Lewis, Further than thus declaring the sense of thf meeting, when desired to do so, I am con- vinced that Mr. Powell, had no more to do with the appoint- ment of Lewis Lewis, to the chair, than Fabricius himself had. Again, I am at a loss to know how Fabricius can imagingihat Mr. Powell, was a passive tool in the hands of Mr. D. W. James," when Mr. James, moved" that no rate at all be granted," and Mr. Powell's amendment was that a rate should be granted sufficient to cover the principal legal items in the Church-wardens' estimate, and this pro- position of Mr. Powell's was warmly approved of by most of the friends of the Church,-but a poll having been de- manded previouslv, it could not be legally entertained. Mr. C. J. Powell, has been for many years one of my parishioners. I have ever found him a most cheerful and liberal supporter of our venerable Church and Sacred Insti- tution, whenever I have solicited his aid, and very frequent have been the occasion of my doing so. 1 have the honor to be, Sir, Your humble servant, E. JENKINS. Dowlais, February 8th, 1843. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. Sitt, -I F.,kBRICIUS' may reserve his eloquence and spare his classic vituperations. On the tympanum of Mr. Powell they fall as II stale and flat" as does Dowlais beer on the palate of a thirsty man after a thunder storm. W hat cares a thriving brewer for the Socinian Gallio,' or the Stabular Curippus. Oats or tan are nothing to a Cerevisian Coctor— Quote He-brew, and he will cock his ear. His tone of Latin is confined to Comlus Indicus,' though he knows not how to decline Nux vomica. His logic is wrapt up in this syllogism-I brew beer. The deepest drinkers of beer hate the Church, therefore I hate the Church. Q. E. D. What a storm of fine writing has Fabricius' thrown away upon this scion of the stately tree of Powell, of W The best butt of porter ever brewed by Samuel Whitbread had an exciseman boiled in it. He fell into the copper. We question if by so doing he could increase the sale of the small and sour. There is one Radical brewer who would not willingly mesh his Antiqua Mater," though he had been cradled in her bosom, and nourished by her milk. Perish the Church, but success to fermented barley. Up with the mug and down with the rate. The organ of veneration in a brewer is the barrel- organ. Thine faithfully, PLAIN SENSE. J EMIGRATION,- OR WHICH IS THE BEST COUNTRY! To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,—As the subject of Emigrating is much sought after, allow me, through your widely circulated Journal, to give a few hints upon it. I left this country sometime agoi to better my condition,—being a farmer, and a single man, I travelled through all the Emigrating States of America, and both the Canadas, but I found the Wisconsin Territory, near Upper Canada, at least five times better than any other country. I have a farm close to the principal Shipping Port of this country, which is the size of England, and as much like it as possible, a grove and prairie country; not a tree wants cutting away—land cleared by nature-soil a black loam, knee deep, and fit for every kind of farming—there are thousands of farms still vacant, close by me, price 5:f, an acre, (government deed included) no taxes, except "school tax" or tithes—and close to market, and every other conve- nience as much as in England produce sells well for cash, stock very cheap and plentiful; cows t I 10s. each, sheep 4s. and everything cheap in proportion. A person with small means may be sure to reach to independence soon, as the land increases in value every year as it gets peopled. I live adjoining a Welsh settlement of about 400, and all doing exceeding well that I have seen, and I think I have seen the most of them. I have no interest in praising this place, I declare to my God, more than to benefit my fellow man, at a time when so very many are returning back disappointed, having gone to the wrong parts of America Pray avoid going to timber countries, which are all east of this-and land companies in Canada-there are none allowed here. You can get out at a trifling expense, by way, of New York or Quebec, JE2. a head from either of those places (excluding provisions). Letters go from England to Wisconsin in 18 or 20 days, by steam. As I came here on business, to return this season, my Welsh friends desired me to let their country- men know of this place and any information to respectable persons I will give if applied to, I will just add that land may be had from the government upon trust, at 5s. an acre, (without interest). The country is very healthy-no extreme of heat or cold, like every other part of America—from its-, situation on the great lakes or inland seas. I am, Sir, yours respectfully, Pottem, near Devizes, Wilts. J. GIDDINS. ODD FELLOWS. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,-I observed in your valuable paper of Saturday last, an article relate to Odd Fellows' funerals, being part of the Visitation Charge of the Archdeacon of Durham, in which the rev. gentleman remarked, that their character savoured more of Deism than Christianitv. bv their hn Tin cr or wishing to have public prayers and orations at the grave of a deceased brother. I have no doubt but that the rev. gentleman mentioned that with the best of motives, but although his intentions may be good, I feel it my duty, as a member of the Order of Odd Fellows, to state that he is in- correct in his statement, and that the laws, regulations, and lectures of the Odd -Fellows are so far from being what he has thought proper to designate them as the East is from the West; and in order to inform him (and any one else whom it may concern,) more correctly relative to the religious opinions of Odd Fellows, I will conscientiously give you a few specimens of the language of some of those beautiful lectures, which are read monthly in every lodge-such lec- tures that it would not he derogatory either to the character or learning of the rev. gentleman if he himself attended to hear them- after which he would be a more competelltjuilge of the matters, which I am sorry to say he so unjustly con- e demned. The first thing impressed on the mind of a person initiated into the Order of Odd Fellowship is-" That he has entered into a society which is consistent with all laws, religion, and sound morality;" they are enjoined "to a strict adherence to temperance, sobriety, and chastity;" they are informed t!:lat the chief attributes of the institution are benevolence, brotherly love, and chastity;" they are enjoined to be just, because justice and equity are the principal supports of human society;" to be good, because goodness connects all hearts in the pleasing bonds of affection to be indul gent and gentle, because feeble themselves they ought to be indulgent and gentle to those beings who are subject to, and partakers of, our weaknesses and our wants," The line of conduct described as necessary for them to pursue, to forgive injuries, because revenge perpetuates hatred to do good to him who injures them; endeavour to make friends of those who, were once their enemies; be reserved in their demeanour, temperate in their enjoyments, and chaste in their pleasures." The three great duties impressed upon their minds, are their duty towards God, their neighbour, and themselves,- To God, by holding his name in awe and veneration, view- ing him as their chief good, imploring his aid in laudable pursuits, and supplicating his protection on all well-meant endeavours always to live in the fear and love of God in fear of His just vengeance if they disobey His injunctions; and in love of His mercy if they attend His divine precepts.— To their neighbour, by acting justly, considering him equally entitled with themselves to share the blessings of providence, rendering unto him those favours, which in a similar situa- tion they would expect to receive. To live in peace with their neighbour, to do which they should inform him of any approaching danger, if in their power, and to lend him all the assistance they can without prejudice to themselves. To themselves, by not abusing the bounties of providence, im- pairing their faculties by irregular living, or debasing theiT possession by intemperance that they are to flee from that which is evil, and clwe to that which is good; they are re commended to show their thankfulness, "by at all-times revering that eternal, infinite, and incomprehensible BEING, the creator of all things, who by His Almighty power and wisdom, preserves and governs all, and is the only proper object of our worship;" they consider the laws be instituted as those which they should observe, viz., the ten command- ments, and sundry other laws, by which their conduct should be regulated. They wear aprons made of skins, in order to put them in mind of the transgressions of our first parents, and to denote their recovery by the great atonement,—they were clothed with skins of sacrificed animals. They wear roses to put them in mind of JESUS CHRIST, who is called the Rose of Sharon; and they consider it to be the indispensable duty of every Odd Fellow to cleave to him who is of unbounded comliness, delightfulness, and efficacy. If they act thus, when they are called from this earthly lodge to that bourne from which no traveller returns," they hope to enjoy everlasting happiness in that grand lodge above, whose patriarch is the Great Jehovah They consider it as a part of their duty to attend the funeral of a deceased brother. Previously to their leaving their lodge-room, a lecture is read to them, in which they are warned of the instability and transitory nature of all human enjoyments,—that life and health (which next to Divine favour, we prize above all human possessions,) are held on such a frail tenure, that they cannot assure them- selves of the possession of them for a moment,—that the funeral they are going to attend, should operate upon their minds as a loud and solemn warning to prepare for that state of being, to which it hath pleased God to remove their departed brother, and to which they are all rapidly hastening, —that the frequency of funerals should not render them callous to the awful impressions which they ought to make, but considering them as so many mementos of mortality, they should strive to obey the Divide injunctions of our Blessed Saviour. At the grave they have a short address (not to supersede the beautiful funeral office of. our Established Church, but after the service is over, and by the consent of the Minister). A part of it I shall just notice What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death 1 the living know they must die; man cometh up like a flower, and is cut down like the grass; he heapeth up riches, but cannot tell who shall enjoy them naked we came into the world, and naked we return out of it; the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.-[N.B. A'll to bow"here. I. To the dark grave, the last retreat of all, we have consigned the mortal remains of our departed brother, but though his voice can no more be heard among us to gladden our passing hours though his hands can no more extend their wonted benevolence, nor his informed mind impart its sage intelli- gence yet, in pious recollection of days that we passed together, we will follow him beyond the grave, and he shall still have a place in our memory till we, too, pay the debt of nature, when we once more hope we shall meet in a happier lodge, and live in perfect unison of friendship, before the All-beneficent and Most High God! "To us, who may still remain candidates for holy bliss and never-fading crowns, do Thou, 0 Most Holy Father, shower down Thy grace, and bless us ever more." [Brothers to respond AMEN, with their hands clasped close to their brealú. ] May I inquire, Mr. Editor, in what part of the above can any unprejudiced person stigmatize Odd Fellows with the character of Deists 1 Is there a society or human institution whose laws and regulations are more consistent with Divine truthl I could easily multiply passages similar to the above, which I have written, verbatim, out of their lectures, &c., to prove that the rev. gentleman's accusations are not correct. As an Odd Fellow and a Christian, I am instructed not to render evil for evil, nor raillery for raillery and I trust that he will not, in future, speak so positively on a subject with which he is unacquainted. Odd Fellows, at present, are not a society known only in a corner-iio they have, and they are spreading throughout the length and breadth of this and other lands, 58 members of our Senate, and many hundred ministers of the Gospel of the blessed Jesus, both of the Established Church and Dissenters are united with the Order, which at present number above 280,000 persons, who are, together with the religious opinions mentioned above, informed that Odd Fellowship U does not admit of anything derogatory to the allegiance we owe to our beloved Sovereign; as subjects of State, Odd Fellows ought to be peaceable and dutiful, conforming cheerfully to the Government undcr which they live to pay due deference to superiors, and from inferiors to receive honour with reluctance rather tha:i extort it." Consequently, that part of the charge directing church- wardens how to act, might have been altogether left out, -because Odd Fellows will not contend with them on the subject, as the reading of the lecture is left wholly at the dis- cretionary opinion of the district to which they belong, who, if they found any minister object to the reading of it, th^y would not for a moment press the subject. As a human institution, we confess that many vmwortIn- characters have crept, and do, occasionally, creep in unaware^ among us; but the cloven fQQt cannot, be long kept con- cealed, as they are soon found out by the scrutinizing eye of our laws, when they have no longer a place among us. Wishing every prosperity to your valuable paper, I remain, Mr. Editor, Yours respectfully, Paradise Lodge, Cowbridge,) JAMES REYNOLDS. 7th Feb., 1843f
WRECKING. The last six months have been so pregnant with wrecks, that we cannot do better service to this, and all other counties which border on the sea;, jthan qnote that part of Judge Coleridge's charge, delivered to the grand-jury of the County of Glamorgan at the Lent assizes, 1837 :— The first charge is against three persons, for what is commonly denominated wrecking. Since I have had the honour of a seat on the bench, I have not been called on to try any such offence nor-have I had acquaintance enough with this county to enable me to say whether it is a crime of frequent occurrence on your shores. If, however, it be a new or unusual offence here, or if, unfortunately, I am to consider it as one which disgraces your population by its frequent recurrence, in either case it is necessary to repress a crime of such magnitude and mischievous consequences, by the strongest interposition of the law. It is fitting that your population oh the sea-coast should be taught how se- riously the law regards the offence, and upon what grounds that it is not because the ship, us stores, or its, cmga, are a species of property which, in themselves, it is more "wicked to plunder than any other-but because it has been found that the plunder of these leads more frequently, by more obvious and certain steps, to the commission of brutal vio- lence, and even to the' destruction of human life. It" is, indeed, melancholy to think, where this crime has become habitual on a line of coast, to what a state of savage and deliberate barbarism it has reduced the people—to any one of us the spectacle of an impending and inevitable Vreck would be, perhaps, the iupstheart-rehding which could be imagined. The dullest a&d least courageous among us would be roused to very active exertions to ward otLtbe ruin or administer help to the sufferers. It is, however, the tendency of this practice to make that epectacfe, not merely a matter of indifference,.but of savage and selfish pleasure- nay, to inure the mind to contrivances for bringing. it about and not only to steel the heart against active pity towards our fellow-creatures in that most, fearful agony of hnman life, but to urge us on to deeds of violence & blood, M much the more atrocious, as the objects are wholly unoffending, and in circumstances which m themselves might' soften the most obdurate, natures. I do not meati to use the language of exaggeration in this placwhat I say, you know that history attests to be the simple truth—it cannot be too I widely or to generally circulated for many commence the practice of plundering wrecks in blind imitation of what their fellow-villagers have immemorially done before them. Not aware of, nor intending to advance to the fearful' con- sequences I speak of—often, indeed, half persuading them- selves, that if not entirely innocent, it is, at least, a very venial offence to appropriate to themselves that property which the storm has deprived of its owner, and which, they think, might perish uselessly, if they neglected to take it as. y cast before them. With such notions they naturally are led to set themselves in array against the law ItS too severe and partial, regarding it only as framed for the protection of property, or the manorial rights of the lord. In the present case it appears that a vessel, with a general cargo, having been driven on shore near Dunraven Castle, a great number of persons—I may, indeed say the whole neighbourhood—turned out, apparently with no shame, and little concealment, and proceeded to the plunder 'of the wreck as common property. The facts of the case are not stated with much distinctness in the depositibils, nbr shall 1 attempt to give them to you in detail. But F am anxious to take this opportunity of stating to you the SiVe'mr I enact- ments of the law on this subject. Until the 7th and 8th o George I v., the statutory provisions as id tftfs class of offences were to be found in the 26 George tf. c.: 1$, if statute very severe in its enactments, and commenced, as it truly migl*, by a recital, that notwithstanding the previous laws many wicked enormities had been committed, to the disgrace of the nation." rhe 7 and 8 George IV., c. 29, has three sections on the subject, the 18th, 19th Atttid 20th. By thefirstTo plunder or steal any part of any ship or vessel which shall be in dis- tress, or wrecked, stranded, or cast on shore or any goods, merchandise, or articles of any kind belonging to such ship, is an offence punishteble eapit ally—to this a provÏltois'added" that when articles of small value shall be stranded or 'east Qn shore, and shall be stolen without circumstance of cruelty, outrage, or violence, the offender may be" prosecuted and punished as for simple larceny. You will perceive at' once the ground of the distinction between the two cases. It is not the value of the property; nor is the law so penal merely to preserve property, but in the ibrmer case, he who goes on board—he who plunders a wreck—may find some ,one there. The unhappy owner, perhaps, needing his pro- tection, or attempting to preserve his property; even if he be perfectly resistless, his very presence alive has been igno- rantly thought to prevent a supposed right of wrecking. Thence comes the temptation to violence and bloodshed and the law opposes to this, even at a periodjlikefthe present, when so few offences, comparatively speaking, are capital, the fearful punishment of death. When, however, articles of small value are-stranded. or vast on shore;-They are'seated from the wreck itself, the same temptation is less likely to exist-and if they be taken without cruelty or outrage, the offence becomes a mere larceny—punishable still, however, be it remembered, by a long imprisonment with hard labour, or transportation. If, indeed, violence were used, and they were taken from the person, then, whatever were the value, the offence of robbery would have been committed, and the act would be punishable capitally under that de- nomination."
tiirtbø, marriage*, and Seatljø. BIRTHS. On the 1st instant, at the Grange, near Swansea, the wife of the Rev. Samuel Davies, of a son. On the 1st inst., at Abergavenny, the lady of W. W. Secretan, Esq., of a daughter. On the 3rd instant, the lady of E. E. Beckingham, Esq., of the West of England Bank, Newport, of a daughter. On the 23d of January, at Seagrave House, Cheltenham, the lady of J. D. Thompson, Esq., of Sunny Bank, of a daughter.. > | On the 30th of January, at the Parsonage House, Stroud, the lady of the Rev. Matthew B. Hale, of a daughter. On the 28th of January, the lady of Gabrrel S* Pooley Esq., BridFwater, of-a son & On the 30th of January,, at Oxford-street, Swansea, the r. wife of Mr. David Thomas, landlord of tbre. Swxasea Arms, of a daughter. ■, 'j MARRIAGES. />. J On the 9th inst., at St. John's Chureh, Cardiff, Mr. James Watt, of the National Provincial Bank of England, Cardiff, to Mrs. Croscombe, daughter of the late Captain Harris, of Milford. On the 26th of January, by the Venerable Archdeacon Davies, Mrs. Louis R. Vaughan, to the Rev. Richard Morgan, curate of St. John's Church, Brecon. On the same day, at St. Mary's Church, Brecon, by the Rev. Mr. Brigstocke, Mr. John Williams, of Glamorgan- street, in that town, to Miss Mary Ann Roberts, "eldest daughter of Mr. David Roberts, of St. Paul's Church-yard, ic London. 5 On the lith January, at Dale Church, in the rountv of Pembroke, by the Rev. S. W. Saunders, William Gac;ett, Esq., architect, of London, to Mary Anne, daughter of the Rev. Mr. Bailey, of London. The bridal party were hos- pitably entertained by Mrs. Lloyd Phillips, of Dale Castle. where the bride was governess. N On the 3rd of February, in the Parish Cljurch of Neath, by the Rev. H. H. Knight, Mr; William Andrew, of Neath Abbey, in the parish of Cadoxtoh, to Mrs. Mary J ones,». landlady of the Lamb Inn, Neath. M. On the same day and place, by the Rev. H. H. Knight^ W Mr. Richard Dayies, to Miss Mary Leyson, both,of Neath, jp On the 24th of November last, at Bangalore, Lieutenant *T* and Adjutant Frederick Secretan Gabb, 52nd RegimentiL Native Infantry, third son of the Rev. J. A. Gabb, rector off Shirenewton, Monmouthshire, to Elizabeth Ann, eldest daughter of the late Archibald Evyart, Esq., Madras Meùicalo Establishment. On tbe 4th of February, at the Parish Church of Swansea^ by the Rev. Wmv Hewson, D.D.r vicar, Mr, Richard JoseplE' Stedman, builder, to Hannah, daughter of Mr. Tbomai^ Howell, boot maker, Swansea. ■*» 1 On the 7th of February, at the same place, by the Rev. Wm. Hewson, D.D., vicar, Mr. David Roderick, landlord of the Shades, to Jannet, youngest daughter of Mr. Jenkin Price, landlord of the Rutland Arms Inn,-all of Swansea. DEATHS. On the 1st instant, aged 61, Mr. George Tuck, landlord of the Shades Tavern, Salubrious place, Swansea, and late driver of the Bristol and Pembroke mail. On the 31st January, at his seat, The Mote, Pembroke- shire, William Henry Scourfield, Esq., formerly M.P. r Haverfordwest, after about nine days' illness. The deceased was in his 67th year. Very suddenly, from a stroke of the sun, on the 27th September last, on board of the brig Royal Exchange^ at Hong Kong, Captain George Rees, aged 37, formerly of Tenby, and brother of John Rees, Esq., of that place, deejdy and sincerely lamented by his friends. On the 28th January, Mr. George Godwin, of Wentwved, Monmouthshire, aged 33 years. '> On the 31st January, at Goldcliff, Monmouthshire, Xn. Ann Ford, aged 82 years. On Saturday last, at the house of her nephew, the Earl of Delaware, Lady Matilda W vnyard, aged 69, "relict of the latj General Henry Wynyard, Colonel of the 4(ith foot. Lady Matilda had been maid of honour to Queen ChadtoWs. On the 3rd February, at No. 4, Cattle Terrace, HaWr- fordwest, aged 76, Martha, relict of James Goode, Esq of the same place, land agent and surveyor, deepl/i&d sincerely lamented by her large and devoted family. On the 5th inst., at Dodington, Gloucestershire, afte* a short illness. Su-Bethell Codrington, Bart., survivicB- hia wife scarcely a month. On the march from Peshawar, in November last, pftl Frere, of the 13th RegimEnt (Sir Robert Sale's), am of Edward Frere, Esq., fca-merly of the Clydach Iroa Works, Llanelly, near Abergavenny. Died suddenly, in London, in a shop in Hinder-street* where he had gone to rest himself, Courtney Smith, Esq,^ brother of the late Admiral Sir Sydney S-ith-
Lord James Stuart left the Castle this morning (Friday), to resume his Parliamentary duties. The temporary absence of his Lordship will create a void in those festive and social circles which he was accustomed at once to create and enliven. LLANDAFF FAIR, THURSDAY, 9.- We are sorry we cannot give a favourable report of this our first spring fair. Few beasts were disposed of, and those with difficulty. The more intelligent farmers, however, seem to hope and expect better times; and it appears to be the opinion of the best informed men, that the opening of the vast and densely, peopled regions of China, and the commercial treaty so wisely concluded with the enormous empire of Russia, will, ere long, give such an impulse to trade in general as cannot fail to be of the greatest advantage both to the trading and agricultural interests, the prosperity of both being in- 8eparably connected.— (From a Corresponderit.) PROGRESS or PUSEYISM.—Thomas Frognal Dibden, rector of St. Mary's Brvanstone-square, London, in a letter to the Bishop of Uandaff, thus adverts to the progress of this new doctrine.:—I had thought that the black gown had well and ably done its duty for two centuries, and that we might as well leave the surplice in the quiet possession of the Ro- manists, and with the clergy of our respective cathedrals. One innovation leads to another; and without being the slave of blind submission to "ordinances" savour rather of man than of God, I may be allowed to enter my unalterable protest against changes which, though perhaps unessential in themselves, lead to the disturbing of other matters of direct vital importance. The congregation are divided, if not dis- tracted, by this variety; for both cannot be right. They may still retain an affection for the Protestant church, but they must be prepared for other changes an altar crowded -with priests, candlesticks with tapers to light the sun, crosses, genuflexions, and all the flutter of gossamer robes. My lord, even these are little mischievous compared with the doctrine which has been delivered from the pulpit by a surpliced preacher—by one who dares to receive the pay of a Protestant clergyman, while inculcating some of the most audacious dogmas of Rome. In the afternoon sermon of Christmas day the congregation of were deliberately told that the body of Christ had been as absolutely upon the altar table of the communion, as it appeared to the thepherds in the manger;" in other words transubstantiation in its most flagrant character: I KNOW that this is true nor am I altogether startled at the fact. When young ran are allowed to go on, step by step, without admonition or reasoning, they conceive that all parts of their conduct or discourse bear the same impress of propriety. Causes and effects are adequate the one to the other. CAERPHILLY. CAERPHILLY, THURSDAY.—[Before the Rev. George Thomas, W. E. Williams and Evan Williams, Esqrs.]— Twelve colliers in the employ of Mr. T. Powell, and eight in the employ of Mr. Beaumont, were summoned to answer a charge against them for leaving their work without proper notice. After, a lengthened investigation, during which much excitement was kept up- by a number of colliers, who had assembled on the occasion, the magistrates decided that Mr. Powell's twelve men had forfeited the wages due to'them. Five of Mr. Beaumont's men were similarly punished; and the remaining three, Thomas Humfrey, John Edwards, and Daniel Bowen, were sentenced to one month's imprisonment. COWBRIDGE. The monthly fair this day (Feb. 7th) was very slow. There Was a large number of beasts fit for the butcher and those Which were sold fetched about 5d. per lb.-but no Merthyr butchers snatching up the stock as in former years. We have only to" hope for better times. i r ) 3 V NEATH. • INSPECTION OF WEIGHTS AT NEATH—Wednesday.—The Mayor of Neath, (H. Gwyn.Esq.,) F. Fredericks, Esq., and Mr. Coke (the Town Clerk), proceeded to our market-place this day, accompanied by Mr. Taylor, the inspector of weights and measures, to test the accuracy of the weights of the leveral butchers and other parties. The inspection continued for- Uriwards of two hours, and we are glad to say, that taking into consideration the number of weights weighed, compara- tively speaking few were "found wanting." We, however, would caution the butchers and others to provide themselves "With proper weights, without delay, as we hear the Mayor is •determined to inspect again, and in case of deficiency to fine the party. This inspection has been the first which has taken place here for some years, and the Mayor therefore did not fine the parties, but condemned the weights only. NEATH TOWN-HALL, February 3, 1843.-Magistrate. present, F. Fredricks, Howel Gwyn.and Griffith Llewellyn, JEsqrs —David Williams, farmer, Cadoxton juxta Neath, was charged by Sergeant Bowyer, rural police, with cutting a quantity of underwood, the property of Wm. Jones, Esq., Glanbrane. Fined 2s., including costs.-Ann Beasley, charged with assaulting Ann Thomas. Dismissed by each paying costs.-George Eady, Thomas Thomas, Isaac Gam- mon, David Hill, and William Gammon, apprentices to Messrs. Allen and Luly, timber-merchants, Neath, were charged by'William Morgan, policeman, with being disor- derly, and refusing to work. They were reprimanded by the magistrates, and upon promising to behave better in future, George Eady. the principal, was fined 7s., and the oothen 5s. each. Paid. Morgan Isaac, alias "Mock Pen- irally," a well-known character to the police, was charged by Sergeant Bowyer, rural police, with assaulting John Sambrook, and damaging his coat. Fined 5s. damage, and costs.—Paid. SWANSEA. We have authority for contradicting the alleged death of Mrs. Thomas, wife of Mr. Daniel Thomas, landlord of the Swansea Arms, which appeared in the Swansea Journal. RATHER PREMATURE.—Swansea Petty Sessions, Tuesday, February 1st, 1843.—Mr. Melvin attended as the solicitor of a Mr. William James, and a Mr. William Davies, both of Sketty, in this county, to answer an information preferred against them, for trespassing on certain lands in pursuit of game but, previous to the case being gone into, Mr. Mel- Tin took an objection to the informations filed and the sum- monses filed thereon upon his clients. It appeared by his statement, which was confirmed on production of the informa- tion, that it was dated the 21st day of January last, and the summonses served thereon, on that day, and that the trespass stated therein to be committed, was on the 24th day of the same month and year, being three days after the information given. On a perusal of the summons by the respectable Bench of Magistrates presiding, it naturally excited their risible muscles. What made the matter still more ludicrous was that the constable instructed to serve the summonses on the parties had, in his anxiety to de the requisite, served the joriginal, with the seal and magistrate's name set thereto, instead of the copies The informations were consequently ^quashed, and the informants retired home to their several .domiciles, apparently by no means pleased with their rooming's excursion to Swansea. MERTHYR POLICE.—FRIDAY, Feb. 3rd. $Before G. Morgan, Esq., and the Rev. C. Maybery.] William Lloyd, miner, Rhymney, was charged by "Ehenezer Williams, Dowlais, with removing his household furniture, in order to evade payment of rent, due to com- plainant. Ordered to pay double the value of the goods removed, or six month's imprisonment. William Jenkins, Job Bevan, Thomas Bevan, and Evan Jones, all colliers, were charged by Griffith Roberts, also collier, of Dowlais, with assaulting him on 23rd ult. Thomas Bevan, and Evan Jones, were discharged, William Jenkins, and Job Bevan, ordered to pay the costs between them. Daniel Bevan, Dowlais, Evan Davies, Thomas. Francis, JRobert Davies, John Jones, Benjamin Williams, Adam Newell, Martha Jones, Samuel Bloom, John Jeremy, William John, and Richard Beck, all of Merthyr, were summoned for non-payment of poor-rates. Thomas Francis, and Marthl Jones, only were recommended by the bench to be excused on account of their poverty, all the others were ordered to pay the respective sums demanded of them and costs. William John Henry, miner, Dowlais, appeared to answer the complaint of Hannah Griffiths, of the same place on behalf of her son for non-payment of wages, amounting to ten shillings. Ordered to pay the same and costs. Elizabeth Istance, married woman, was charged by Ann •Jones, also married woman, with stealing an earthen pan, the property of the complainant on the 31st ult. Committed for trial at the next Glamorgan Assizes, for the said otfence. Several other cases of minor importance were disposed of. Nothing of any importance was brought before the bench on Monday. On Saturday the 4th inst., an inquest was held at the Castle Inn, Merthyr, before William Davies, Esq., coroner, on the body of William Havard, miner, who met with his death on the preceeding day by a fall of rubbish in the level where he was employed at the Penydarran Works. Verdict "Accidental death." On the morning of Saturday the 4th inst., a poor man named John Davies, shoemaker, Dowlais, was found dead on the mountain near the above place, by two men going to their work. It appears that the unfortunate man on the preceding night had gone to some distance to deliver a pair of shoes which he had made, and on his returning home had lost his way in the dreadful storm on that night, as his shoes had the appearance of having walked much more than was necessary to complete the journey, and becoming over fatigued had either fallen or laid down and perished in the snow.