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THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.
THE AUDIT COMMITTEE. The Audit Committee met at Cowbridge on Monday last, and was very fully attended. Lord Adare, M.P., Chairman, The Rt. Hon. J. Nicholl, M.P. Mr. Franklen, Sir J. J. Guest, Bart., M.P. Mr. Booker, Sir George Tyler, I Mr. Lewis L. Dillwyn, Mr. Bruce Pryce, Mr. Fothergill, Mr. Dillwyn Llewelyn, Mr. Entwisle, Mr. Jones, Fonmon, Mr. W. E, Williams. Mr. Henry Thomas, They entered into a very minute and laborious investiga- tion of the county expenditure, suggested various improve- ments, and reduced some unnecessary allowances. We augur the best result from the zealous exertions of this highly independent and intelligent committee.
GUARDIANS ELECTED FOR THE…
GUARDIANS ELECTED FOR THE ENSUING YEAR. Walter Coffin, Esq., Chairman, Robert O. Jones, Esq., Vice Chairman. Parishes. Guardians. Cardiff E. P. Richards, Esq., H. Morgan, Esq., D. Evans, Esq., and Rev. J. C. Campbell. Bonvilstone Mr. John Jones. Barry Mr. Morgan Thomas. Ca-doxtone Mr. Miles Spickett. Cogan Mr. John Williams. Eglwysilan Mr. Wm. Thomas, Mr.Wm. Morgan, and Mr. R. Francis. Llanedarne Mr. Thomas Christopher. Lisvane Mr. Edward Langley. Llanishen Mr. Barry Wride. Lavernock Mr. John Nisbett. Llantwit Vardre Mr. David Thomas. Llantrithyd Rev. R. T. Tjler. Llancarvon Mr. Richard Thomas. f Lanillterne Rev. Charles Emmerson. 1 Llandaft Edward Stephens, Esq., and Mr. Jenkin Harris. Llantrissent Rev. Richard Evan, Mr. David Evans, and John Harris, Esq. Leckwith Henry Hollier, Esq. Llandough MichaelstonS.Ely. Mr. Wm. Lougher. Micliaelston le Pit. Mr. Jonathan Greatrex, Ntertlxyr(lovan. Air. John Morgan. Penmark Mr. Thomas Lougher. Pendoylan Mr. Rces Williams. Pentyrch Rev. II. I. Thomas. PetcrstoneS.Ely..Mr. Christopher Yorath. Porthkcrry Mr. Morgan Hawkins. Penarth Mr. Evan John. Roath C. C. Williams, Esq. Radyr Evan David, Esq. Rudry Mr. Edward Lewis. Rumney Mr. Walter Walters. St. Nicholas Rev. Wm. Bruce. St. Lythan's Mr. David Lougher. St. Fagan's Mr. John Phillips. St. George's Sir. Morgan Rees. St. Andrew's Mr. Wm. Harry. St. Bride's and Super-Ely. John Jenkins, Esq. St. Mellon's Mr. Thomas Richards. John Spickett. Vann Mr. David Morgan. Wenvoe Mr. James Babb. WelchSt.Donnatt's..Mr. John Bassett. Whitchurch Mr. John Brown, and Mr. Edw. Morgan. Caua Mr. Geo. Phillpotts.
BRIDGEND. SLAUGHTER AMONG SHEEP.—About three weeks ago, 14 of a flock of fine sheep were found dead in a field belonging to Mr. Robert Bobcrts, Bridgend, it is supposed they were killed by dogs, as the impressions of paws were observed near the spot, but they have not been detected. At the be- ginning of this week 40 were killed in the same manner, belonging to Mr. Evan Bevan, of Coychurch, near Bridgend. It is to be hoped that these devouring animals will soon be put an end to. TO J. W. C., BRIDGEND. have read lines in the last GUARDIAN, which you stole from me. Acknowledge it publicly, or expect to 'meet me the first dark night. The late Jack Hopkins, rrp. • Cowbridge. [ i nis lamented poet was the author of a copy of verses on the immersion of Mr. Humphrey Salter (some time hair- dresser of Cowbridge) in the river Ogmore, from which poem we quote four lines. The people hearing a noise uncommon, Thought it was a noble salmon But when they came unto the place, Humphrey stared them in the face." [We ire bound to acknowledge that the similarity of Mr. J. Hopk.ns style with that of J.W. C., throws an air of pro- bability on the assertion of our ghostly correspondent.— ED. A. & G.] NEATH TOWN HALT.,—Friday, March 31 Before F. Fredrick, and Howel Gwyn, Esqrs.—Mat,hew Jones, charged Evan Jones, both of Neath, with a common assault; settled out of court. -Wm. Morgan, policeman, of the Borough of Neath, charged Lewis Reynolds, (alias Satan), a notorious friend of (Sir John), with being drunk, and assaulting him in the execution of his duty fined 40s. including costs, or in default to be committed for 4 weeks to the Swansea House of Correction with hard labour committed.—Wm. Morgan, policeman, charged Richard Itees, of the House of Lords, Neath, writh permitting drunkenness in his house on the night of the 26th instant" at 12 at midnight. Morgan could not prove that the parties at 12 at midnight. Morgan could not prove that the parties got drunk in his house, and the case was dismissed, with a suitable caution fiom the magistrates not to appear before the bench again on similar cliarge.-Cliai-leR Lewis, of the parish of Lantwit-juxta-Neath, charged Thomas Jenkins, with refusing to pay him his wages due 18s. Gd. j ordered to pay the amount claimed and costs.—Margaret Gregory of the parish of Neath, charged James Gregory, her husband^ with violently assaulting her dismissed. GERMAN RAILROADS.-Duriii,- the year 1842nine German railroads were either opened or extended, making an addi- tion of 36 German (143 English) miles to the lines previ- ously open to the public. Two of these were railroads that were at once thrown open in their entire length -namely, the Berlin-Frankfort (50t English miles long), and the Hamburgh-Bergedorf (10 English miles long). Those of which only portions were thrown open were, the Berlin Stettin, the Upper SlIeslan, the Saxon-Bevarian, the Yienna- Glocknits, and the Ferdinand line. The whole of the rail- roads open to the public in Germany, at the close of 1842, amounted to 200 German (943 English miles). In 1843, it is expected, G6 German (311 English) miles would be added —namely, from Olmutz to Hohenstadt, in Moravia; from Angermunde to Stettin from Hanover to Brunswick; from Wolfenbuttel to Magdeburgh; with a branch line from Oschersleben to Halberstadt from Heidelburgh to Carlsruhe from Brieg to Oppeln from Breslau to Schweidnitz and Freiburg; from Aix-la-Chapelle to the Belgian frontier; from Bonn to Cologne and from Alten- burg to Werdau. During 1842 there were opened railroads in Belgium to the extent of 56i, in Holland of 17f, in France of 16, in Italy of 28, and in Great Britain and Ireland of 165 English miles. Jeremiah John Kelly was taken into custody in the lobby of the House of Commons, on Friday evening, in a half mad, half drunken state, with a carving-knife in his posses- sion. He was inquiring for Lord John Russell, and there can be little doubt that he intended to commit an assault and perpetrate an outrage on that nobleman.—[If these horrible designs are not repressed with a strong hand, no gentleman will ultimately take any part in public affairs.]
Monmouthshire Assizes. On Saturday these assizes were opened with the usual for- malities, before Sir William Wightman, Knight. On Friday his Lordship was escorted into town by the High-Sheriff, Sir Digby Mackworth, attended by his javelin-men, and a large body of the constabulary. Enoch Suns, 24, John Coles, 50, Ann Dead, 21, charged with stealing one sheep, the property of Mapson Thomas Smith. Enoch Sims, John Coles, nine calendar months. Jeremiah M' Carthy, 24, charged with wounding Malachi Crawley, with intent to do him some bodily harm. Two calendar months. James Morgan, 23, charged with shooting at Thomas Williams, with intent to do him some bodily harm. Ac- quitted. Mary Thomas, 30, charged with concealing the birth of her female child. Three calendar months. George Gould, 28, charged with having committed wilful perjury. Acquitted. Sarah Morgan, 35, charged with concealing the birth of her female child. Three calendar months. Edward Rees, 2G, charged with the wilful murder of Mary Moxley, late of the parish of Penterry. Sentenced to be executed. George Waters, 37, charged with stealing one silver cup, one metal flagon, one metal salver, one metal plate, and one pewter basin, the property of the churchwardens and parish- ioners of Llanishen. Acquitted. Joseph Bailey, 23, charged with destroying game and assaulting William Lewis and John Matthews. Acquitted. Samuel Gould, 33, charged with stealing GOOlbs. of lead, assaulting William Lewis and John Matthews. Acquitted. Samuel Gould, 33, charged with stealing 600lbs. of lead, 351bs. of block-tin, a quantity of painters' brushes, and other articles, the property of Jacob Jenkins Nicholas. Dis- charged by proclamation. Jmmes Kelly, 22, charged with stealing one cloth coat, the property of William Webb. Three calendar months. David Wolter Davies, 29, charged with a rape on Elizabeth Murray. Acquitted. Richard Florence, 22, John Ward, 20, Mary Ann Jones, 19, Phcebc George, 19, alias Jane Florence,' charged with stealing from the person of James Wood, one sovereign, ten shillings, one silver watch, one silver watch-guard, one silk purse, one 'silk pocket handkerchief, one cotton umbrella, one pair of spectacles and case, and one pair of gloves. Ac- quitted. Mary Ann Jones discharged by proclamation. George Mills, 20, and the same Richard Florence and John Ward, charged with stealing one silk pocket handkerchief, the property of Edmund Walter. George Mills, nine calen- dar months. A former conviction having been proved by Mr. Woods, governor of Cardiff gaol, against the two latter, they were sentenced to fifteen years' transportation. John Williams, aged 23, charged with having, on the 3lst day of December, 1842, at the borough of Newport, stolen one coat, the property of Henry Griffiths. Guilty, one week's imprisonment. Samuel Nash, aged 50, charged with having, on the 24th day of January, 1843, at the parish of Llansoy, stolen one bushel of wheat, the property of John Williams. Three calendar months' imprisonment. Charles Jones, 23, charged with having, on the 14th day of January, 1843, at the parish of Dixon, feloniously broken into a house belonging to Mary Adams, and stolen there- from a quantity of wearing apparel, the property of Mary Adams, and her sons John Adams and George Adams. Twelve calendar months' imprisonment. Joseph Summers, charged with having, on the 28th day of January, 1843, at the borough of Newpojt, stolen one silk handkerchief, the property oi John Frost. Acquitted. Joseph Summers, charged with having in his possession, on the 28th day of January, 1843, at the borough of New- port, certain pieces of false and counterfeit coin, well- knowing the same to be false and counterfeit, Acquitted. Lewis Thomas, 24, Edward Davies, 20, John Jenkins, 18, charged with feloniously killing and slayiny Thomas Richards, late of the parish of Aberustruth. Lewis Thomas six calendar months; Edward Davies, twelve calendar months and John Jenkins, nine calendar months. John Duckett, 29, charged with having, on the 25th day of January, 1843, at the parish of Nash, feloniously stolen one mare, the property of William Keene, Twelve calendar months. John Hicks, charged with having, on the 5th day of February, 1843, at the parish of Skenfrith, burglariously broken open the dwelling-house of John Lock, and feloni- ously stolen therefrom various articles of wearing apparel and ribbons, the property of James Herbert. Twelve calen- dar months. John Jeffreys, 25, charged with feloniously killing and slaying Evan Jones, late of the parish of Aberustruth. Two weeks' imprisonment. Richard Pinches, charged with having, on the 5th day of February, 1843, feloniously broken open a house belonging to John Lock, and stolen therefrom a hat and other goods, the property of John Lock. Twelve calendar months. Patrick Sullivan, 40, charged with having, on the 4th day of March, 1843, at the borough of Newport, feloniously atolen one pair of boots, the property of Thomas Hartree. Two calendar months. Jonas-- Jones, 40, charged with having, on the 7th of March, 1843, at the town of Trellcck, feloniously stolen five bushels of wheat, the property of John Williams. Acquitted. Eliza Ann Dent, alias Morgan, charged with having feloniously intermarried with Richard Stanley Wall, her former husband being then alive. Acquitted. 11'iJti'On Ansley, —, charged with having feloniously stolen two sovereigns, the property of Anna Thackwell. Acquitted. AIm Digget, 32, and Ann Jones, 1J, charged with feloni- ously stealing 9491bs., of coal of the value of four shillings, the property of Reginald James Blewitt. Transported for seven years. Henry Summerfield, 34, charged with feloniously stealing and carrying away one half sovereign, one half crown, six shillings, one sixpence, and twopence, the property of William Blunt and James Blunt. Six calendar months. Joseph. Pierceall, 33, charged with feloniously stealing one watch, the property of John Thomas. Four calendar months. Warren Williams, 21, charged with having feloniously broken and entered the dwelling-house of Daniel Salter, with intent to steal. Six calendar months. Alfred Jones, 17, charged with having feloniously stolen one silver watch, the property of Willium Watkins. One month. Isaac Morgan, 32, charged with having violently assaulted Ann Maddy; and also, assaulted and wounded Benjamin Maddy, the infant child of the said Ann Maddy, with intent to do the said child some grcvious bodily harm. Four months. John Pricc, 43, charged upon the oaths of J,-iii, Williams, single woman, and others, with having on the 26th day of March, at the parish of Llanwenarth, violently assaulted and carnally known the said Jane Williams. — Transported for life.
NEWPORT. DFATH BY DROWNING.—An inquest was held on Wednes- day, at Newport, before W. Brewer, Esq., coroner, on view of the body of one of the 73rd foot, stationed in that town. He fell into the dock on Monday, when, as it is supposed, he was in a state of inebriety. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned. This, unfortunately, forms the 7th person drowned in the Newport dock since the opening in October last. ° Messrs. William Evans, James Garrett, Thomas Purnell, and Clement Zouch, have been appointed overseers for the year ensuing. We understand Reginald J. Blewitt, Esq., M. P., has paired off with Joseph Bailey, junr., Esq., from the 24 March tilt after Easter. HOME MANUFACTURE.—Mr, Powell, saddler and harness maker, of this town, has just completed a set of carriage harness for Sir Digby Mackworth, Bart., High Sheriff of the county, which for taste, chasteness of. style, and beauty of execution, may vie with anything of the kind produced in London. The ladies attending at Trevethin Church, have presented their newly-appointed vicar, the Rev. Thos. Davies, M.A., with a very handsome silk gown and cassock, in testimony of their high esteem for his unwearied zeal and assiduity in discharging the arduous duties of a curate in that parish during a period of nine years. 1Ve regret to hear that some of the new men employed at Butteryhatch, when bringing their families and furniture from Dowlais in trams on Wednesday week, were attacked near the Fleur de lis, by some of the old hands, who pelted them with stones, and seriously bruised them. There are warrants applied for against some of the assailants, who are known. Miss Elizabeth Bisse, has been elected to the situation of organist, at St. Mary's church, Monmonth, in the place of Mr. Richard Wall, who was dismissed by the unanimous voice of the parish. Mr. G. W. Morgan, of Gloucester, was proposed in opposition to Miss Bisse, a poll was demanded on the part of Mr. Morgan, at the close the numbers were for Miss Bisse 235, Mr. Morgan 15, majority 220.
BRECON INFIRMARY.—April 4,…
BRECON INFIRMARY.—April 4, 1843. ————— IN. OUT. 1 atients remaining last Week 2 30 Admitted since 1 (5 n 3 3G Cured and Relieved 0 7 Dead 0 0-0 7 Remaining. 3 29 Physician for the ensuing Week Dr. Lucas. Surgeon, &c .A. lr. Armstrong. -e* The Duke and Duchess of Beaufort arrived at Beaufort hire^ "^0n^ay evenin»> from Badmington, Gloucester- KRECOX MARKET.—April 1st.—Average per imp. qr.- heat, (;s. Barley, 3s.; Oats, 28. 2d. j Grey Peas, 4s. Rye Grass, 4s. Clover, from 4d. to 8d. per lb. Beef, per lb., 6d. Mutton, Gd. Veal, fid. Lamb, Is. Pork, 5d. Fresh^Butter, 11 ^d.; Salt ditto, per tub, 9d. Potatoes, per 8&cK| OSI The Breconshire Quarter Sessions were holden on Monday and Tuesday last, before John Jones, Esq., chairman, and a numerous Bench of Magistrates. The only prisoner for trial was Henry Warner, charged with stealing a brass boiler, the property of the Rev. James John Evans. He was found guilty, and sentenced to 6 calendar months' im- prisonment with hard labour.—There was one appeal 16 an order of removal, in which the parishioners of St. David s, Breconshire, were the appellants, and the parishioners of Llanvigan, in the same county, were the respondents, touch- ing the removal of Jennett Thomas, and her two children. The order was quashed, with 40s. costs, subject, however, to a case reserved for the opinion of the Court of Queen's Bench, as to the sufficiency of the examination taken before the removing magistrates. On Saturday week, the first stone of the New Parish Church of Yazor, Herefordshire, was laid by Lady Price. The day was dry and fine, and the sun shone" forth" auspici- ously on the interesting occasion. A little after twelve o'clock, Sir Robert and Lady Price, followed by the Vicar of the parish, and the Curate, the Rev. S. Rogers, arrived on the spot, where a numerous assemblage of the tenantry and workmen of Foxley were assembled to witness the ceremony. A short form of prayer imploring the Divine blessing on the undertaking having been read by the vicar, and the 84th Psalm said alternately by the Curate and people, the follow- ing inscription was read from the brass plate by George Moore, Esq., the Architect of the building ° In the name of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, &c. &c. &c. The ancient Church of the Parish of Yazor, being dilapidated by time, and unfit for the worship of Almighty God, the first stene of this New Church, dedicated (as the former one) to Saint Mary the Virgin, was laid by MARY ANKE ELIZABETH, wife of SIR ROBERT PRICE, of Foxley, Baronet, this Feast of the Annunciation, in the Year of our Lord, MDCCCXLIII. ROBERT PRICE, Patron. RICHARD LANE FUEEK, B.D. Yicar. GEORGE MOORE, ARCHITECT. The stone was then lowered into its resting place, and laid with the accustomed formalities by Lady Price; after which the Lord's Prayer, the Collect for the day, and Magnificat having been said, the blessing was pronounced, and Sir Ro- bert and Lady Price with their party left the ground, while long and hearty cheers hailed the commencement of this pious undertaking, not without earnest aspirations that Pro- vidence would prosper the work to its conclusion. The day was observed as a holiday throughout the parish, and the feast was kept by the masons and labourers employed upon the church, and those also on the estate, with an abundance of good cheer, provided by the liberality of the worthy Baronet of Foxley.
To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. I am anxious to find out, from your Monmouthshire or other readers, whether any lineal" descendants of Mr. Catching of Trelleck, and Mr. Jones of Uske," two of the Parliamentary Commissioners for South Wales, in 1644, are now living ? The above individuals are supposed to have behaved very kindly to the pious Jeremy Taylor when he was takfn prisoner, with Colonel Charles Gerard and other royalists, before the Castle of Cardigan, on the 4th February, 1644. Colonel Langharn, Governor of Pembroke Castle, was the chief Parliamentary officer then in South Wales. Your obedient Servant, A ROYALIST. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. Having sent some Latin verses, which have received rery satisfactory Translations in your columns, I now send a Welsh Englyn, of which I ask for a Translation in verse, and may the best Translator be ever exempt from the four plagues therein specified. ALUMNUS BOYIENSIS. Pedwar peth sydd hawdd i hebcor Llygod ffrengig yn y scybor Gwadd mewn gardd a chwain mewn gwely A balchder mawr lie byddai tlodi. Ilebcor-the old adverb for icithcut. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. Many of your readers may be glad to see the following Epitaph on Griffith Lloyd, Esq., of Cwmgwilly, Carmarthen- shire, who was one of the scholars of the celebrated Jeremy Taylor (afterwards Bishop of Down) and William Nichol- son (sometime Rector of Llandilo Yawr, and afterwards Bishop of Gloucester) when these two eminent men (assisted by William Wyat, Prebendary of Lincoln), kept a School at Newton Hall, in the parish of Llanmihangel, Car- marthenshire, during the troubles of the Commonwealth :— M.S. Griffini Lloyd, de Cwmgwilly, Armigeri, qui, honestis parentibus, Llanarthnei natus, literarum tyroeinia posuit sub summis yiris Gul. Nicholsono, Ep. postea Glocestrensi, et Jer. Tayloro, Ep. Dunensi, qui, g-rassante Cromwellii tyran- nide, in hac vicinia victum queritabant. -e8- TURNPIKE ROADS. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. —"A Rate-payer," misconceiving the existing rights of creditors, supposes that a clause intended to regulate, in certain cases, the collection of tolls, will have the effect of altering their application. He may have been misled by a clause in the County Act (7th and 8th Geo. 4), which is inapplicable to the case supposed. Instead of "opposing the enactment of the intended measure," rate-pavers would better attain their end, by petitioning for a clause requiring trustees, annually, to devote such a portion of their funds towards the discharge of debts as would ensure their full liquidation. By thus freeing creditors from the apprehension of losing their capital, trustees would, in most instances, be permitted to keep possession and could apply the surplus towards repairing their roads. A CREDITOR AND RATE-PAYER. "1 To the Edilorof the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,—Ere the arrival of this communication it is very probable that you will have received a report of the sayings and doings of the Dissenting ministers of Merthyr, and'their friends, relative to Sir James Graham's Factory Bill;" and as the sanctity of the pulpit is generally supposed to exceed that of the press, it is equally probable that those who could be guilty of wilful misrepresentation in the former, may feel disposed to indulge the same propensity in the latter.' On this supposition I am induced to solicit the favour of your finding room for the following statements, the correctness of which may be relied on, as they are copied from notes taken at the meeting by a competent and credible witness. Pursuant to notice (or a long series of notices), a meeting of the more active members of the several Dissenting- bodies took place at Zoar chapel, 011 Friday, the 31st ult., for the purpose of getting up a petition against the before-mentioned bill. The Rev. Mi. Evans, Wcslcyan minister, having been voted to the chair, briefly opened the business of the meet in^, which wras subsequently addressed by D. W. James, Esqt, (the champion of Civil and religious liberty:" in this neighbourhood,) and the Revs. Owen Griffith", Williams, T. Davies, — Davies (Dowlais), — Jones; and Mr.Wm! Morris. Passing over the numerous misstatements of Mr. Owen, and his appeals to the prejudices and passions of his audience, together with the harmless weakness of several other speakers, I shall briefly notice some of the choicest specimens of pulpit oratory with which the Revs. E. Griffith and T. Davies indulged their hearers. The first divine (who presides over the spiritual instruction of our brethren frae north o' th' Iweed,") having apologised for the necessity of his addressing the meeting" in a foreign (i.e., the English) language," proceeded to tell them somcr thing about the British lion having been roused, and seemed to speak and act, not with the meekness and docility of the lamb, which would more accord with the sacred character of the ministerial officc but with the spirit and roar of the lion, as better suited to the tastes of his audience than the clearness of definite ideas-the calmness of enlightened reason—or the correctness of logical argument. I complain not here of his arrogant boast about non-conformity, neither do I intend entering upon a long discussion, as to its being more consistent with the blessed Gospel' than Mother Church,' (as he would ironically call our venerable Establishment,'); but I would counsel him to be more discreet in his conduct, and not to speak so lightly or un- charitably of that bulwark of our faith, which has proved for ages the pride and glory of our land. Previous to his ascending the pulpit (for from that sacred place each speaker gave utterance to his opinions,) this imitator (1) of our great Exemplar, was busily engaged in turning over the leaves of the obnoxious bill; and when called upon by the chairman, he, with an air of self-com- placency, approaching to triumph, carried it to the place where he grossly misrepresented its enactments, declaring that the Inspector was to be appointed by the Archbishop of Canterbury that their children would be "compelled to attend the Church Schools every Sunday that the children's bread would be taken from them by the Clerical trustees," &c., &c. He also gra-velv told his hearers, that the Clerical trustee might appoint a brother Clergyman as Schoolmaster; that lie would then apply to the Bishop for a license, and thus convert the School-room into a Chapel of Ease." Rather an indirect testimony to the laborious character of our Clergy, clearly proving that Mr. G. is persuaded they need only room and opportunity to labour cheerfully in the service of their Lord and Master;" and evidencing his aversion to the Gospel being thus preached, even 11 without money and without price," by the recognised ministers of our land. That Government knew they (the Dissenters) would not give their money to build Churches, and that this was a sort of trap, by which to get the money out of their pockets to promote the power and influence of the Church." lie lamented, most bitterly, that the children would be unavoid- ably obliged to attend Church on fast-days. Why ? because the Chapels were not open on those days." Yet this same gentleman said nothing before of the children being allowed to attend Chapel on the Sunday, when they are always open but endeavoured to convince his audience that there was no hope that they mnst attend Church;" and thus (I presume) in the language of the editor of the Sunday-School Magazine." they would be in danver fur both worlds But while he was so long and loud in denouncing the proposed plan of education, I patiently listened in expectation of some more definite ideas upon what a government scheme of education should be; at length I was startled with the announcement, that they should teach the children to think, but not what to think expand their minds and qualify them to judge for themselves, without giving them a creed, or any sectarian bias." As this was loudly cheered, and seemed to be the climax of his gigantic efforts, I would pause for a moment to consider its force and tendency. It is a well-known fact, that "knowledge is power and it is equally true that knowledge is simply power, either for good or evil; and by a reference to the results of inquiries which have been from time to time instituted upon this subject, it will be found that irreligious, or unsanctified knowtedge has proved a curse rather than a blessing; that without a religious bias the expansion of the mind has led to the commission of crime to an extent of which the parties were incapable, while in a state of ignorance. 11 But," exclaimed our friend, give them religious knowledge, but don't let it partake of a sectarian character." In reply, I would advise our friend to peruse the bill-the whole bill, and the explanation of the term teaching." as given by Sir James Graham, the framer of the bill; and he will find that it is not so sectarian as he now seems to imagine but is precisely the same system as that adopted by the British and Foreign School Society, which has the confidence of the Dissenters. Let him also think again, before he declares that it would interfere with his rights, as a man and as a Christian and that it would not allow him to worship God "under his own vine and fig-tree, none daring to make him afraid." It was my intention to have begun, continued, and ended this affair in the limits of one letter; but I fear it would be an unpardonable offence to trespass further at present, I must, therefore, leave the address of our little friend of the High-street establishment until next week. In the mean time, I beg to remain, Your most obedient Servant, VERITAS. -e.f) To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIN,—On my return from the Monmouth assizes, this day. my attention was directed to a conversation, held between the magistrates at the quarter sessions, at Cowbridge, on Tuesday last, respecting the removal of convicts. On that subject R. O. Jones, Esq., directed the attention of the magistrates to the large expense attending the removal of convicts from Cardiff gaol, as compared with the amount for the same purpose, from Swansea. As without explanation on my part, it may be supposed that an unnecessary expense has been incurred, I would beg to make the following statement:— The government allowance for the removal of convicts is 12s. per day for myself, and 6s. for an assistant. If a regu- larly employed person of the gaol be selected, and whose stated salary still goes on, (is. only is charged but when an extra assistant is taken, in consequence of its not being ex- pedient to weaken the strength at the gaol, I have charged 10s. per day, not considering 6s. a sufficient remuneration. Some time since Mr. Cox mentioned to me, and complained of the low scale of charges allowed, when I told him I paid the 10s. This arrangement he entirely approved of, and I had no idea but that his charge was the same as mine. It is as well to add, that the charge in question has been made and allowed by government for the last six years. With respect to this subject it is requisite to state, that with one extra assistant, or even two, supposing the convicts arc desperate characters, nine convicts may be removed at little more expense than one, the difference consisting, principally, in the carriage money. I mention this, as a contrast was drawn at the sessions, which might produce a wrong im- pression, were not the facts of the case known. Thanking you for the space allowed in your journal, I am, your very obliged and obedient Servant, JOHN B. WOODS, April G, 1843. Governor of the County Gaol, Cardiff. .###. To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. SIR,—Although a constant, general reader of your paper, so litte attention do I bestow on your Poets' Corner, and your epistolary disputations, that the correspondence con- nected with the "Lines" from Bridgend entirely escaped me, until I read the last letter of the "Pirate," in your paper of the 1st inst. 1 then perused the whole. Who J.W.C." may be I know not; or who the Pirate" may be I know not; but if ever writer stood convicted of gross plageary, that writer is your poetical contributor, J.W.C. Nor would the matter be worth a thought, if to the most unblushingimpudence and the most vulgar scurrility he had not superadded the most shameless falsehood-asserting his ignorance of Bryant's poem, and maintaining the originality of his own. Of the humanising effect of polite "literature such a mind can know nothing; and afier this exposure, J.W.C. will not, I hope, in any shape but that of the deepest contrition find further space in a paper which, having adopted Truth" for its motto, is bound to protect its interests against all invaders. Your obedient Servant, PLAIN SENSE. Cardiff, April 4, 1843. =
13irtbø, fHarriagrs, TIIlalIS. On the 23rd March, Mrs. Powell, wife of Mr. Henry Powell, of Coedyrynys shop, Llangmmidcr, of twin daughters. On the 29th March, at Hnmbrook Grove, the lady of the Rev. William Minehousc, of a daughter. On the 2!lth March, at Woshfield Parsonage, Devon, the lady of the Rev. W. P. Pitman, of a son. On the 30th March, the lady of the Rev. John Jones, In- cumbent of Blacnavon, of a daughter. On the 29th March, at Ledbury, the lady of John Foster Giles, Esq., of twins, a son and daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 22nd March, at Llanhilleth church, bv the Rev. Mr. Evans, Mr. Richard Walker, of to. Miss Anne" Phillips, only daughter of Thomas Plxl*llii)s, Esq., Llanhilleth Cottage. Lately, at Ynysygow Chapel, by the Rev. T. B. Evans, Mr. lVm. Joiies, to Miss Ann Edwards, both of Merthyr. On the 25th March, at the same place, Mr. John Jenkins, George Town, to Miss R. Vv illiams, dressmaker, Glebeland, Merthyr. On the 4th. April, at the parish church, Swansea, Philip, eldest son of Mr. Bartholomew Dcnsbury, pilot, to Mary, daughter of Mr. David Owens, mariner, all of Swansea. DEATHS. On Thursday last, after a short illness, aged G2 years, John Doune Collins, Esq., of Duffryn, in the county of Mon- mouth, and formerly of Ingstone, in the county of Hereford. It is no more than is due to Mr. Collins's memory to say, that as in life he was highly and deservedly respected by an extensive circle of acquaintance, so in death lie is by them deeply and sincerely lamented and while, in his compara- tively sudden decease, his afficted family have to mourn the irreparable loss of a most affectionate and exemplary husband and father, the poor of his neighbourhood feel that they have been deprived of an ever kiiufand liberal friend. On the 15th March, at Rome, William, Duke of Man- chester, in his 72nd year. ^Latey, at the residence of S. Betherdons, Esq., Greenwich, Maria, relect of 1 homas Hobbes, Esq., M.D., of Swansea. On the 2(>th March, at Llandilo, aged 39 years, Catherine Garnons, the wife of Leyshon Ordon Lewis, Esq., solicitor, of that place. On the 25th March, Mr. John Brewer, son of the late John Brewer, Esq., of Caira, Newport, Monmouthshire. On the 20th March, in Bishopsgate-street, London, Mr. John Shayle Davies, ironmonger, formerly of Monmouth. On the 22nd March, aged IS years, Raehacl Bowen, Maria, relect of 1 homas Hobbes, Esq., M.D., of Swansea. On the 2(>th March, at Llandilo, aged 39 years, Catherine Garnons, the wife of Leyshon Ordon Lewis, Esq., solicitor, of that place. On the 25th March, Mr. John Brewer, son of the late John Lrewcr, Esq., of Caira, Newport, Monmouthshire. On the 20th March, in Bishopsgate-street, London, Mr. John Shayle Davies, ironmonger, formerly of Monmouth. On the 22nd March, aged 18 years, Raehacl Bowen, daughter of the late David Morgan, Esq., Cwmdvryfran, C arm arth enshire. On the 19th March, at Crumlin, Monmouthshire, Mr. Shafto Morrison, aged G2 years. On the 21st March, aged 3 years and 5 months, Richard Arthur, voungest son of John Williams, Esq., solicitor, Swansea. On the 26th March, Mrs. Chapman, of the Crown Hoter, Pontypool. On the 24th March, aged 84 years, Sir Wm. Hamilton, Bart., of Keppel Cottage, near Taunton. On the 25th March, at her house, Grosvenor-place, Lon- don, aged 82 years, Lady Hippisley, of Ston-Easton, Somerset, M idow of the late Sir John Coxe Hippisley, Bart. if On the 29th March, aged 47 years, at Bickleigh, the Rev. Daniel Alexanuer, A. M., Vicar of Bickleigh and Sheepstor, Devon. On the 27th March, in the 80 year of his age, Abraham Leach, Esq., of Corston House, Pembrokeshire, Deputy- pu Lieutenant, and one of the oldest magistrates for that county. Brother to the late Lady Tyler, of Cottrell, in this county. On the 29th March, Caroline, wife of Mr. John Ball, of Great Dinham, near Chepstow, aged 27 years. On the 2nd April, at his house, in Upper Grovesnor-street in the 1 oth year of age, Rowley Lascelles, Esq., formerly of Cottrell House, in this county. On the 30th March, at Merthyr Tvdvil, Mr. Jonathan Griffiths, late of Ysgybornewydd. On the 2ith March, at Dowlais, Thomas Davies, Esq., aged 88 years, brother of the Rev. Daniel Davies, of New- bridge. in this county. He bad been blind a great many years, and within the last two years resided in the town of Carmarthen, where he was highly respected. On the 1st April, at Bath, Major-General Sir Charles Broke Yere, K.C.B., and M.P, of East Suffolk, in his 65th year. On the 30th March, Lieutenant-General Philpot, Colonel of the 8th Hussars. On the 29th March, aged 91 years, Matthew Morgan, Esq., of Lion-street, Abergavenny. On the 30th March, at Llanvaes, Brecon, aged 94 years, Mrs. Mary Jones, widow of the late Mr. Edward Jones. On the 1st April, at Maesmawr, North Wales, General John Manners Kerr, aged 74 years. At Wcserden Park, Gloucestershire, after many years* suffering, Arthur James Wit-tit, third 80nof James Witt-it Lyon, Esq., in the 12th year of his age.
Glamorganshire Easter Quarter…
Glamorganshire Easter Quarter Sessions. These Sessions were held at Cowbridge on Tuesday, the 4th instant, before The Right Hon. John Nicholl, M.P., Chairman, and the following County Magistrates Lord VU'-ount Adare, M.P. Griffith Llewelyn, Esq. Henry Lynch Blosse, Clerk. Robert Lindsay, Esq. Thomas Wm. Booker, Esq. John Bruce Pryce, Esq. L. Llewelyn Dillwyn, Esq. E. W. Richards, Clerk. Thomas Edmondes, Esq. C. R. M. Talbot, Esq., M.P. Hugh Entwisle, Esq. Sir George Tyler. Rowland Fothergill, Esq. Henry Thomas, Esq. Richard Franklen, Esq. J. M. Traherne, Clerk. Howel Gwyn, Esq. M. P. Traherne, Esq. Robert O. Jones, Esq. George Traherne, Clerk. Robert Knight, Clerk. N. V. Edwards Vaughan, Esq. John Dillwyn Llewelyn,Esq John HenryVivian, Esq. M.P. John Homfray, Esq., High-Sheriff, and his Deputy, Gwyn Jeffreys, Esq., were in attendance. The following gentlemen were of the grand jury. MR. GEORGE HALKET, Foreman. Mr. James Taylor I Mr. George Ward Toogood „ Edward Thomas William Betterton „ Edward Neale „ William Edwards „ Llewelyn Jones I William Hibbert „ James Ballard I" William Llewelyn „ William Morris I „ Noah Rees „ George Morgan I „ Thomas Millward „ John Parson I" J. A. Protheroe „ James Reynolds ) The Rer. Morgan Rice Morgan qualified as lperpetual Curate of St. John's, Swansea. The Court was occupied a considerable time in nominating chief constables for the different Hundreds of the County for the ensuing year Caerphilly higher Edward Morgan lower Stephen Leyshon Cowbridge higher Llewellyn Richards lower. John Parsons Dynaspowis higher Robert Lowry lower David Morgans Kibbor higher William Morgan lower Charles Vachell Miskin higher Morgan Phillips, Rigos lower Thomas Robert, Gilvach Llangefelach higher. Owen Evans lower Herbert Daniel Cook Neath higher David Clement lower John Williams Newcastle higher Robert Morgan lower William Blake Ogmore higher .Thomas Llewellyn lower Christopher Jenkins Swanseabigher .Thomas Stephen lower William Nicholas On the name of Richards, one of the chief constables of Bridgend, being called, The Rev. Mr. Knight said, that for some time past this individual was busily employed circulating notices through the county, conduct very inconsistent with the office of constable. The notice was to the effect that the party on whom it was served would be returned as a fit per- Ion to serve the office of constable, unless the individual was ready to tip him." The Chairman interrupted the rev. gentleman, and said that the charge against the constable was a grave one, and such as would form a proper subject of enquiry by the Clerk of the Peace for the County. If the accusation were correct, then, at the next Sessions, an indictment would be preferred against him for extortion. On the proclamation against vice and immorality being read, The Chairman briefly addressed the grand jury. He was not, he said, on the present occasion in a condition to state what the nature and extent of their duties were, in conse- quence of the non-arrival of the depositions. They were, in the usual course, sent to him on Friday night, forwarded through mistake to Swansea, tmd thence to Bristol. In con- sequence of this untoward mistake he was not in a condition to state any particulars of the depositions, or the nature or extent of the duties which might be inferred from their contents. The grand jury, however, were too well aware of their duties to depend on such a contingency for the proper information. If in the course of their deliberation any question of difficulty arose, he should be happy to give them the benefit of his experience. The court then retired to the grand jury room, where the following miscellaneous business was disposed of:- COUNTY PRISON DISCIPLINE. The Clerk of the Peace read a communication from the Secretary of State for the Home department, relative to the government of county prisons, with a specific allusion to the peculiarities of the discipline and management of the county grol. The communication recommended, if practicable, unifor- mity in the discipline of the gaol, an improved dietary, at- tention to cleanliness and ventilation, &c. The Chairman suggested that the report should be referred to the visiting justices, who would report on the expediency of its adoption to the magistrates at the next Quarter Sessions. The revision, if necessary, of the book of regula- tions should be undertaken by the magistrates. The journals of the surgeon, chaplain, and other individu- als in official attendance on the prison, were severally produced; but as they contained nothing special, they were laid on the table, as a matter of course, and signed. The gaol account, as audited, was reported to amount to £ 197; that of the governor to £ 161. THE GAOLS OF CARDIFF AND SWANSEA. The Chairman informed the court that the sums necessary for the improvement and enlargement of the gaols of Cardiff and Swansea respectively were, for the former, EI,000 the latter, 1:2,000. Although these sums were mentioned as the maximum of the outlay, yet he believed that the expenses of Cardiff would be found not to exceed 1:970 and that of Swansea considerably less than the estimate. The justices were empowered to borrow these sums from the Exchequer Loan Commissioners, which would enable them to carry out the contracts already entered into. A resolution to this effect was put from the Chairman, and carried, that the sum of £ 1000 should allowed for the works at Cardiff Gaol, and that 1:2000 should be allowed for the works at the Swansea House of Correction, and that those works be carried into execution accordingly, and com- pleted and that contracts be entered into for the same. The visiting justices of last year were requested to con- tinue their services. THE REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE Was then read. The Chairman said that there was a meeting the previous day (Monday) at which all the details of the finance com- mittee were gone through. On that occasion the comparative expenditure of the county for the years 1830, 35, 40, 4], and 42, with a view of ascertaining the grounds of their increased expenditures was gone into. That was steadily aug- menting since 1835. It was attributable to various reasons. The increased population of the county—expenses contingent on coroner's inquests—witnesses—jurors—build- ing a new bridge at Aberavon—and contracts necessary for gaols and houses of correction, &c. The committee agreed to report on certain heads, but they were not in a fit shape to be laid before the court. The committee were of opinion that the accounts were satisfactorily kept, and in such a manner that no imputation of wasteful expenditure could be attached. There was, however, considerable expenditure incident to the Assizes over which the clerk of the peace had no controul. In order to prevent the recurrence of this, the committee recommend that a class of charges shall be culled, and contrasted with the bills of 1831, such as had been taxed and had, at that period, the appro; al of Mr. Justice Bosanquet. It was proposed to send to Mr. Vaughan, the clerk of the assizes, several items of assize expenditure, which were thought exorbitant, with a view of having the overcharge re- funded to the county treasurer, if found so. The Committee recommended that an audit committee for county expenditure should meet at stated periods at Cow- 9(1 bridge. That 250 copies of the list of county voters should be printed & distributed at 5(1. each. That the rate of mileage of witnesses should be reduced from 6d. to 4d. That a new table of fees should be prepared, and submitted to the Judges of Assize to be regulated according to those adopted on the Oxford Circuit. The Chairman apprehended there could be no objection to sanction such a report as the present. The reason of printing and circulating 250 copies of the list of county voters was, that a considerable saving would be effected by that course. The various clauses of the report were then put separate by the chairman and carried. There was a recommendation also that the sum of 20s. be allowed to master of vessels as the maximum charge for the transit of Irish paupers to their respective localities. Mr. Robert O. Jones drew the attention of the court to the apparent inconsistency in the costs incurred for the transit of convicts to the hulks. The expense of nine convicts was found to be f39 13s. 7d., while that of one was £13 13s. 6d. This glaring anomaly in the charge he thought a fit subject for the consideration of the court. The Chairman said, that the fact of attention being drawn to the subject, would, probably, effect its cure if not, and that the court thought proper, he would take up the bills and make a formal representation of the circumstance to the Secretary of State. It was, ultimately, agreed that the matter should be re- erred to the Visiting; Justices of Cardiff to report thereon, .ê' The bills of Messrs. Collins and Davies, coroners, were ordered to be paid. The expenditure of the county for the past year was stated to be £9131, leaving a balance of 1:1000 due to the trea- surer, which the chairman recommendedf to be paid to that gentleman. POLICE EXPENDITURE. I Ogmore district £ 150 Newbridge. 160 Swansea 129 Audited by Sir G. Tyler, T. W. Booker, Esq., J. B. Pryce, Esq. A two-penny rate to meet the pecuniary exigencies of the county, supposed to amount to E3300, including a sum of jElOOU due to the county treasurer, was agreed to. THE EFFICIENCY OF CAPTAIN NAPIER AND THE POLICE. Mr. Bruce Pryce said, he would, with the permission of the chairman, draw the attention of the court to the conduct of Capt. Napier, and the force under him, during the late disturbances among the colliers. He did so for the purpose of having the conduct of that gentleman, and the police force, properly appreciated by the county at large. The period of the turn-out was one of considerable excitement, and to allay which, and effect, at the same time, the peaceable return of the colliers to work, required a combination of prudence, firmness, and skill, which, as an eye-witness to the transac- tion, he could aver were eminently displayed by Captain Napier. He would not hesitate to state, that on that occasion they were mainly indebted to Capt. Napier for the return of the colliers to work. He was himself out with him three days, and he did not overrate his exertions in stating, that the happy results he alluded to were brought about mainly by his prudence and firmness. This just and considerate appreciation of Capt. Napier's services was warmly cheered by the court. CAPTAIN NAPIER'S BEFORT was then read. It detailed the outbreak of the colliers in Monmouthshire, and the measures taken by Capt. Napier and the constabulary to quell it. The report alluded to the necessity of erecting strong rooms at Bridgend, Merthyr, and Aberavon. The cells in some of those already in exis- tencs, were in a state highly injurious to the health of the prisoners confined. The walls were dripping with wet, and in so wretched a state, that the policemen on duty found it necessary, occasionally, to permit the inmates to come out to their fire. STATION-HOUSES IN THE COUNTY. The report of the committee on tly* subject was read. It recommended the erection of sttong 100ms or station-houses at Bridgend, Newbridge, Merthyr, and Neath, and detailed the progress that had been made towards the purchase of a site at Swansea for the erection of one. Mr. H. Thomas declined bringing forward the motion for building strong rooms in various localities in the county, of which lie had given notice. The Chairman suggested, that the committee for the erec- tion of strong rooms, should again resume their functions as the parties best acquainted with all the details; and, conse- quently, better able to see them carried out, with such modifications, however, of the old plan as circumstances may render expedient. Mr. Bruce Pryce spoke in terms of strong reprehension of the condition of the strong room at Neath. It was a littte less pestiferous than the famous black hole at Calcutta. Mr. Gwyn moved, that a sum not less than jEmO be granted for the erection of a strong room at Neath. To this an amendment was moved, that the committee of 1841 on the subject of the erection of strong rooms should be entrusted with full powers for carrying out the various matters in connection therewith, bearing in mind, the necessity of better accommodation for the holding future sessions. The amendment was put from the chair and carried. The Chairman said, that in connection with this subject, it was a question with him, whether under the circumstances of the present lock-up-house at Neath, and the want of accommodation there, they should be justified in holding the next quarter sessions at Neath. He would be justified in suggesting, that the next sessions be held at Swansea, unless the committee empowered to look after the affair are fully satisfied on these particulars. The question on the holding the next sessions at Swansea, conditionally, was then put and carried. POLICE COMMITTEB. On the suggestion of the Chairman, a police committee, consisting of five magistrates, was appointed. The necessity of such a committee, he said, was obvious, as many confi- dential communications must, necessarily, exist between the chief-constable and the magistracy, the privacy of which, particularly at periods of excitement, was essential to the efficiency of the police force. This privacy could be best secured by a limited committee. REMUNERATION TO CAPTAIN HOWELLS. Mr. Booker drew the attention of the court to the claim which he presumed, would be at once cheerfully recognised, of Capt. Howells on their consideration. It would be borne in mind by the court, that these services were of no ordinary kind were rendered almost spontaneously, and at periods of danger and excitement, that could not fail to enhance them in the eyes of the people of this county. These services ranged over a period, commencing in 1839, and continuing, with only occasional intermissions, through the years '41 and '42. It would be fresh in the recollection of the court, that in 1839 an out-break of a nature took place, such as threatened to be very formidable. Capt. Howells was then at Cardiff. Information was conveyed to him from the authorities at Newport, of an intended attack on that town, and requiring his counsel and assistance concurrently with that information, intelligence of the apprehended attack reached the authorities at Cardiff. The mayor of the latter place wrote to Capt. Howells, apprised him of the apprehen- sions then so justly felt, and, officially, calling upon him to stay in Cardiff, where it was possible his advice and co- operation would be found necessary. Notwithstanding this official injunction, Capt. Howells repaired to the scene of danger, which his promptitude and energy contributed to avert. This was in 1839. During that year he was out for six weeks. In 1841 he was similarly employed for three weeks. He was, in fact, a kind of volunteer to cope with the emergencies of a dangerous period, and as such, neces- sarily, entailed considerable expense on himself. A portion of these had been paid, but a considerable sum, he believed E30, of money actually out of pocket, yet remained due to him. They all knew that the adjutant of a militia staff was not a wealthy person, and it was high time, that if they were legally precluded from rewarding such services as he had rendered, that at least the expenses incurred by that volun- teer act should be refunded him. Mr. Booker concluded a very interesting appeal by a resolution calling on the treasurer of the county to pay to Capt. Howells, the expenses incurred at the period alluded to. The Chairman feared that however well founded the claim of Capt Howell, to compensation might be, and how- ever anxious the court was to appreciate these services in the way pointed at by the resolution, yet they were pre- cluded by the statute from appropriating county money to other than county purposes. He wished to know if Mr. Booker, had any precedent for such remuneration out of such a source. Mr. Booker said he was not at present aware of any. He should not hesitate, however, to rest the claim of Capt. Howells, to compensation, oil the right that a good servant would always possess, and at the hands of such a court and on the zeal and ability, which at a very trying period he evinced for the welfare and protection of the lives and property of the people of this and the neighbouring counties. Mr. Booker then proposed a resolution expressive of the regret of the court that they were legally precluded from giving Capt. Howells the compensation which his services so eminently entitled him to. The resolution was seconded by Mr. Bruce Pryce, and carried unanimously. It was then agreed that a copy of such resolution be forwarded to the Lord-Lieutenant of the County, with a request that the same should be laid before the the Secretary of the Home Department and the Secretary at War. NOTICE FOR NEXT SESSIONS. Mr. J. Bruce Pryce gave notice, that at the next sessions, he would move that the court should take into his consider- ation the act for the establishment of county district con- stables. FENCE DAYS. On the motion of Mr. Vivian, it was resolved, that certain gentlemen should be appointed conservators for the rivers in Gower, and for the river Tawe the fence days to be .from the 1st of November to the 1st of March. COUNTY VALUATION. Mr. R. O. Jones stated, that the committee had not been able to furnish their report, in consequence of several parishes having neglected to send in the returns required. It was ordered that the Clerk of the Peace should take the legal measures prescribed by the act of parliament, for the purpose of compelling the several parishes to send in their returns, nnless such returns should be sent in previous to the 1st day of May next. POLICE EXPENSES. The following sums were ordered, towards defraying the expenses of the police force, for the several districts named: Merthyr District £ 200 12 8| Newbridge 123 19 6 Ogmore Ill G 3 £ Swansea 144 11 10 MERTIIYR MAGISTRACY. A petition in favour of the appointment of a stipendiary magistrate for Merthyr was signed by numerous magistrates. The court then resumed, and proceeded to the heating of POOR-LAW APPEALS. Rogerstone appellants Whitchurch respondents. This was an appeal against the removal of Mary Thomas, widow, and her children, faom the parish of Whitchurch, in this county, to the hamlet of Rogerstone, in the parish of Bassalleg, in the county of Monmouth. The grounds of appeal were various, and the settlement set up on the part of the respondent was one derived by the pauper from her late husband, who had for many years officiated as parish clerk of the parish of Bassalleg. Order confirmed. Mr. Richards for the respondents; Mr. H. Morgan for the appellants. St. Lytlian's appellants Llandaff respondents. Removal of Jenkin John and family from Llandaff to St. Lythan's. The settlement here claimed was by hiring and service. The evidence was conflicting, as well as to the terms as the time of hiring. The court determined in favour of the appellants. Mr. Morgan for the respondents Mr. Richards for the appellants. A few other appeals were disposed of, but except to the parties interested, they possessed little interest. TRIAL OF THE PRISONERS. On Wednesday, the court sat at 10 o'clock when the fol- lowing were tried:— John Bowen, aged 48, pleaded guilty to having, on the 4th of March, feloniously broken and entered the dwelling- house of Robert Thomas, and stealing therefrom two copper tea kettles, and divers other articles, his property. Several previous convictions having been recorded against the prisoner, the Chairman said that he evidently was an unfit person to be allowed to remain in this country. His habits of plunder were apparently incurable, he had several times suffered for delinquencies of the present nature with no other effect than to harden him, and render him careless as to the consequences. The Chairman then sentenced him to transportation for 15 years. JohnJjong, aged 26, bricklayer, pleaded guilty of having feloniously stolen one pair of shoes, the property of Eran Evans, Hirwain.—One month's imprisonment. George Owen, aged 33, labourer, pleaded guilty of having stolen a piece of timber, of the goods of the Taff Vale Rail- way iCompany.-Fourteen days' imprisonment with hard labour. Thomas Godsell, aged 25, hoise-dealer, was charged with having stolen from the person of David David, of Llange- felach, four pieces of the current coin of the realm, of the value of four shillings, and one purse, of the property of the said David David. The prosecutor it appeared was at a fair in the neighbourhood last February. After transacting his business he went for refreshment to a public house, kept by a Mr. Edwards. There were a good number of persons there. While getting through a passage, in which were several people, the prisoner among other, he was rather pressed upon by the crowd. While forcing his way through he felt somebody put his hand into his breeches pocket. He immediately took hold of the prisoner by the collar, charged him with picking his pocket, and took hold of the hand which he had just taken out of his pocket. The prosecutor underwent a rigid cross-examination which failed to shake his direct testimony. The prisoner was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment and hard labour, first and last week solitary. David Griffiths, aged 34, labourer, charged with having stolen one sack, and about five bushels of oats, the property of Robert Pugh, of Merthyr Tydfil.-Guilty, two weeks' imprisonment. Llewellyn Howell, aged 19, labourer, charged with steal- ing three yards of woollen cord, of the value of nine shil- lings, and various other articles, of the property of William Jenkins, of Neath. 6 months' hard labour, first and last week in solitary confinement, in Swansea House of Cor- rection. Jeremiah Nowlan, aged 21, labourer, charged with steal- ing one flannel shirt, of the value of four shillings, of the property of Mott Powell, of Llangefelach. One calendar months' hard labour in Swansea House of Correction. John Lewis, aged 33, labourer, charged upon the oaths of William Lodwick, of Swansea, labourer, and others, with stealing a quantity of hay, of the value of sixpence, of the property of George Byng Morris, Esq. —14 days' hard labour in Swansea House of Correction. At 10 o'clock last night, as the police were taking their rounds, they discovered two bundles of nail rods wrapped in a coverlid lying on the ground. They were dropped by a person who, on the approach of the police, ran off, unwilling perhaps to abide the test of an enquiry as to the manner they were come by.