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GLAMORGANSHIRE AND MONMOUTHSHIRE DISPENSARY AND INFIRMARY. Abstract of House Surgeon's Report to the Yfeekly Board for the week ending April 11, 1843. u /Remained by last Report 12 .0 § -2 i Admitted since 1 ) 0 3 .cw Discharged 0 cs I Cured and Relieved 0 0 \Died 0 ) Remaining 13 Remained by last Report 78 | o ■§ 1 Admitted since 22 | .§ < Discharged 4 •g "S j Died 0 20 O YCured and Relieved 10 ) Remaining -80 Medical Officers for the eek. Physician Dr. Moore Consulting Surgeon Mr. Reece Surgeon Evans Visitors Mr. GlOver and Mr. Hopkins F. M. HLJSSELL, House Surgeon. — TAFF VALE RAILWAY TRAFFIC, For the week ending April 8, 1-843. £ s. d. Passengers 90 13 1 Dinas Branch 120 9 6 Dowlais Branch 150 0 0 Lancaiach Branch 109 9 11 General Merchandise. 89 IS 2 Mr. John Edmunds, Pontypridd Colliery 7 7 11 JE:570 18 7 BASE ConL-A number of base shillings, not more base than ill looking, have been recently put in circulation by a gang of coiners. The poorest judge could, at once, distin- guish the spurious from the genuine shilling. Poor people, however, particularly at night, may be off their guard, and be taken in by a worthless flat." TAFF VALE PIA I L-IN'AY. -Last week the directors of this railway elected Mr. J. James their secretary, who is now the manager of St. Helen's and Runcorn railway. There were nearly three hundred applicants for the situation, but only five were summoned to attend the meeting of directors. The successful candidate is, we could learn, a gentleman of much scientific knowledge and experience; and of a character for capability and integrity such as will afford the best guarantee of ultimate success to the undertaking committed to his care. CARDIFF FARMERS' CLI--B.-Ill another column will be found a full report of the last meeting of this body. THE WEATIlElt.-On Sunday night last we had a heavy fall of snow, which is still visible on the Glamorganshire, Breconshire, and Somersetshire hills. On Monday and Tuesday night the frost was very severe, and there was thick ice. We hope the crops have not suffered. THE CARDIFF SLAUGHTKR-I-IOUSE.—A practice, as revolt- ing as it is cruel, has recently grown up in this concern, and which it is desirable to cheek. We allude to the custom of the operative butchers who slaughter there, of inflicting a needless degree of suffering on the animals that fall under the knife. On pigs in particular the cruelty is practised of tossing them into scalding water while they are yet writhing in the last agonies of dissolution. The subject has been already brought before the magistrates, and though no con- viction has ensued, it may be hoped that the publicity given to this wanton aggravation of uiiiuiul sulfeiing, will be the iugatts of putting a stoy to it, CARDIFF CATTLE FAIR.—-There was rather a good show of fat cattle, and but little demand, owing as much to the general depression in the price of stock as to the absence of English buyers. The demand for other stock was dull. A large quantity was driven home by the holders. FATAL EFFECTS OF INTOXICATION.—On Thursday morn- ing Mr. John James, a farmer, residing in the parish of St. George, was found dead in a quarry lying between St.Pagan's and Llandaff. He attended the fair in this town on Wed- nesday lnst, and transacted his business as usual. He was, however, observed in the course of the day to be intoxicated, and in that state left the fair for his residence. Instead of going directly home he diverged and went by St. Fagnn's. No marks of violence, other than those produced by a fall, were found on his person to induce the supposition that he hall been robbed and murdered. Our esteemed representative, Doctor Nicholl, on his recent visit to the town, presented to the library-of the Mechanics' Institute a collection of recent acts of parliament. Yesterday, Good Friday, was observed as a strict holiday in town. Divine service was performed in the church and in the different, chapels. ERRATA.— The account of coal brought down the tram road stated in our last, should be for one month instead of one week. It will he seen by an advertisement in another part of this day's impression, that the Messrs. Batchelors, have taken. to the stock and timber yard in this town, lately occupied by Mr. W. Jones. We hail this with satisfaction, feeling as- sured that by their spirited perseverance and accommodating mode of business will much increase the timber trade of this port. Her Majesty the Queen Dowager, with her usual benevo- lence, has contributed the sum of £20 towards the National School-house, at Borth, in the parish of Llanfihaugel Geneu'r Glyn, which will ever endear her name to the poor inhabi- tants of that village. I CARDIFF POLICE—Monday. Vm. Short was charged with being in possession of three counterfeit shillings, and with having attempted to utter them. On Tuesday last, it appeared Short went into the "Bunch of Grapes," and while tendering a shilling in payment for refreshment, it dropped 011 the ground. Policeman Davies being present picked it up, and discovered that it was a base shilling. Prisoner took two others out of his pocket. On being told that they were spurious, he said that he won them at the Merthyr and Dowlais Inn, at the game of bagatelle. To ensure the identity of the shillings now produced, they were marked by Mr. David, the landlord of the Bunch of Grapes. On a subsequent inquiry at the above inn, it was found that the landlord had a base shilling passed upon him—now produced. His wife had been offered some others, which the declined.. The coin is supposed to be of the same material as the tubing of gas-works. The prisoner hns, it is supposed, several accomplices, who, at present, escape detection. Remanded for further examination. THURSDAY. The depositions of other witnesses in the forgery case of Monday were taken to day, for the purpose of being for- warded to the proper officer at the Mint, by whom a prose- cution will be instituted. There was no other business of any interest before the magistrates. —— IMPORTANT TO REGISTRARS OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS. We have much pleasure in directing attention to the fol- lowing communication to a clergyman in this neighbourhood from the General Register Office :"— I am directed by the Registrar-General to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 20th inst., and to acquaint you, with reference to your statement regarding the incon- venience experienced by your parishioners at in being obliged to send to Caerphilly to the registrar, that every registrar of births and deaths is required to inform himself carefully of every birth and death which shall happen within his district; and that no persons are obliged to come to him for the purpose of giving information, to enable him to make the requisite entry in the register book. Such registrar is bound to register, not only those births or deaths of which he shall have received regular notice, but he must also endeavour to register within the time prescribed the births or deaths within his district, of which he may by any means, and from any person, receive notice or intelligence and if the persons qualified to give information do not come to him for that purpose, he must (taking with him his- register book) go to the house where the birth or deatli occurred, and there register it 011 the information of a quali- fied informant. You will perceive, therefore, that the- parishioners of —————— ought to experience no inconve- nience in consequence of the registrar's residence being at Caerphilly." ORDINATION.—The Rev. William David Rees, and the Rev. George Griffiths, of St. David's College, Lampeter, were ordained priests on Sunday last, by the Lord Bishop of Hereford, at St. George's Church, Hanover-square, by letteis dimissory from the Bishop of Llandaff. His lordship held the ordination for the Bishop of Lichfield, who was prevented by illness. WATER CURE ESTABLISHMENT, SYDNEY GARDENS, BATH.—We are glad to hear that this establishment, so ad- mirably adapted by the purity and abundance of the water, not less than by the well-known salubrity of the climate, for the practice of the Water Cure, is now open for the reception of patients. It is fitted up in an elegant manner, with a variety of douches, and other apparatus, appertaining to the treatment, combining the ease and comfort so much valued by invalids, with the practical application. The Water Cure is said to be particularly suited to chronic cases of dyspepsia —nervous debility—bilious affections—scrofula—dropsy— cancer—diseases of the kidney, liver and spine—rheumatism —gout—tic douloureux.—We understand the individual to whom Bath is indebted for this excellent establishment is a gentleman of good family in Yorkshire, who has himself de- rived great benefit from the system, and has witnessed ex- traordinary cures in others. The resident medical superin- tendent is Dr. Mastalier, an eminent German Physician, who visited Griifenberg in 1835, and has practised the Water Cure in Germany with great success for a number of years. Dr. Wilkinson, well known among us for his scientific pur- suits, impressed with the value and practical excellence of this system, is the Consulting Physician of the establishment., Sydney Gardens is situated at the foot of a chain of lofty hill* —and, in addition to two large springs of cold water on the premises, has a further supply from the noted springs in the- neighbourhood, which are well-known to be, for purity and exemption from foreign matter, almost unequalled. The astonishing cures which have been effected by this new mode of treatment, more especially in female cases, and in diseases of long standing, combined with the superior manner in which the Sydney Gardens Establishment is conducted, must render Bath the general resort of invalids, and confer much benefit on the city.—Bath Herald. GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The pressure on our space last week induced us to omit the f()llowing;- Evan Hopkins, aged 24, was indicted for having feloni- ously broken and entered the dwelling-house of Evan Jones, of Welsh St. Donats, and with having stolen therefrom one pilot-coat and one waistcoat, the property of David Williams. Mr. T. Attwood conducted the prosecution, and called David Williams, who stated in evidence that he was a servant, in the employ of Mr. Evan Jones, at Welsh Saint Donats, and that he generally slept in a house a short dis- tance from his master's dwelling-house, and that on a day in March last, he got up about six o'clock in the morning, and found that his clothes, which he had, on the previous Hight. placed upon a chair near the bed, were very much tumbled and disordered but he missed nothing at that time. The shutters appeared to have been opened, and there was fl. ladder placed outside, which would enable a person to enter the window. He afterwards found a pilot-cloth coat and waistcoat missing. Mr. Thomas Howells proved that on the 6th of January last he hired the prisoner as a servant until May. In March he requested permission from the witness to go to Llandov- sant for some clothes. Next day the prisoner got up to his work at about six o'clock as usual. On the following Sunday he saw the prisoner dressed in a pilot-cloth coat and waistcoat, which witness had neyer seen about him before. After some corroborative evidence had been adduced, the chairman summed up, and the jury immediately returned a verdict of Guilty. Mr. Attwood proceeded to call witnesses in support of a second indictment against the prisoner, which charged him with having feloniously broken and entered the dwelling- house of Robert? Williams, of Pendoylan, and feloniously stolen one coat, the property of David Williams. The evi- dence on the second charge was equally conclusive as to the prisoner's guilt, as the first. Verdict, Guilty. The Chairman passed sentence in a very impressive manner, remarking that the prisoner had been found guilty of two very serious offences. From the inquiries he (the Chairman) had made, he was afraid the prisoner bjre but a very indifferent character for honesty. Sentence, for the first offence, three calendar month's imprisonment with hard labour, in Cardiff gaol; aud, for the second offence, after the expiration of the three month's imprisonment, tran portation beyond the seas for fifteen years. This case concluded the business of the Quarter Sessions. PARISH APPEALS. Combhay, near Bath, appellants and town and frmchise of Swansea, respondents. The appellants (thanks to the new act) indulged the court wi'h 25 objections to the grounds of the order. The court decided in favour cf the respondent parish. Mr. Richards for appellants Mr. Tripp for respondents. Coed Franc, Cadoxton juxta Neath, respondents; and Loughor, appellants. In this case, also, the court decided for respon lents. Mr. Attwood for respondents Mr. Jones (L >ugher) for appellants. THE TURN-OUT IN TIIE COLLIVRIES.—David Phillip?, anI two others, who were charged with having riotously and tu nuituously assembled together, in connexion with the late tu n-out of the colliers of Gellygare, Aberdare, and other places throughout the Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire hills, were discharged, no true bills having been returned ajainst them.

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