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Glamorganshire Midsummer Quarter…
Glamorganshire Midsummer Quarter Sessions. The general Quarter Sessions for the county was held at •Neath, on Tuesday, before the Right Honourable JOlIN c NICIIOLL, and the following county magistrat.es:- The Marquess of BUTE, K.G.K.T., Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum. Sir JOlIN MORRIS, Bart. Bey. II. L. Blosse Rev. Robert Knight Rev. John Collins Henry Lucas, Esq. L. Ll. Dillwyn, Esq. || Griffith Llewellyn, Esq. Rev. Samuel Davies Robert Lindsay, Esq. Richard Franklen, Esq. Richard Hill Miers, Esq. F. Fredericks, Esq. T. D. Place, Esq. John Grove, Esq. Thomas Smith, Esq. H. J. Grant, Esq. C. H. Smith, Esq. Rev. Wm. Hew son, D.D. M. P. Traherne, Esq. Rev. John Harding T. Edward Thomas, Esq. Calvert Jones, Esq. Henry Thomas, Esq. Rev. Calvert Jones N. Y. E. aughan, Lsq. W. Ireland Jones, Esq. Rees ~S\ illiams, Esq. R. O. Jones, Esq. William Williams, Esq. The following persons were sworn on the Grand Jury: .\11". George Dods, Foreman; Alleii Mr. Philip Jones Ai-tliiir Thomas Jones William Davies :1" Thomas Thomas Philip Donne William Morris Geo. Frederick Slaler Itees Morgan John Grainger William Patteson Lewis G riffilh II" Rees Joseph Ilybert Wm. Young Rees John Jones DaTid Smith Evan Jones On the proclamation against Vice and Immorality being I read, The Chairman addressed the Grand Jury. He had, he %aid, to congratulate them and the county at large on the ligh tness of the calendar. On the present occasion it was satisfactory to find, that notwithstanding the unexampled pressure of the times, and particularly on one great branch of industry, materially affecting the county, that the aggre- gate of crime presented before them on the present occasion, did not exceed the ordinary amount presented to them on the last three occasions. This was a subject of peculiar gratitication to them and to the county at large as evidencing propriety of feeling and sound principles among the inhabi- tants of the county. It was satisfactory to nnd that there were few, if any, cases presenting any difficulty. 1ft Veould, perhaps, except one which was a charge of stealing money. The prisoner was entrusted by his master with 2s. for the purpose of paying tolls on some coal. Instead of going the high-road he thought proper to go a by-way, and 80 evaded the toll, which he appropriated to his own use. He had doubts whether this could be considered a larceny, The chairman said it was material to keep ill view the dis- tinction which the law set up between larceny and embezzle- ment. A man receiving money from his master for a particular purpose, and applying it to his own purpose, con- Itituted, in the eye of the law, a lareeny. There was one other subject to which he would beg to direct the attention of the corporation of the town of Neath.—the erection of a station-house. On some previous occasion, he requested a grand jury to look at it, in order to report on its condition. The grand jury unanimously presented, that it was in an Unfit state for the reception of prisoners. Nothing material had been done up to last quarter sessions to improve the station-house. The magistrates said, that on that occasion, unless an improvement, commensurate with the exi- gencies of the town took place in that lock-up-house, the sessions should not be held there. He had been told that some improvement had been made but from what he could learn, totally insufficient for the number of prisoners there. Under these circumstances the quarter sessions had been held there but he might tell the corporation, that unless increased accommodation shall be given-until, in fact, a commodious lock-up is built, that another quarter sessions 'hall not be held in that town. There were few or no appeals, and he would request the grand jury to proceed with all possible expedition with the bills. He would Jreeommend them to take those first that were from distant parts, and bring the bills into court. He was not aware that he had anything further to trouble them with, except to recommend them to their duties. The magistrates retired from the body of the court, and proceeded to the consideration of the COUNTY BUSINESS. The Chairman laid before the magistrates a communication from the Secretary of State, for the Home Department, pur- porting to be a reply to the magistrates in sessions assembled, as to the place of secondary punishment, to be set apart for •"onviet.s. The Millbank Penitentiary was announced to be the recepticle. Convicts would be detained there preparatory to their being sent off to their destination and that with respect to the convicts themselves, no mitigation or commu- tation of the sentence of transportation was to be inferred from the circumstance of a temporary detention in the Peni- leutiary. CAPTAIN HOWELL'S COMPENSATION. The Marquess of Bute rose and said, h, had a communi- tatifiii of some interest to make to the magistrates. He had the honour, some weeks since, to have the wishes of the magistrates conveyed him, that he would lay before the Secretaries of State and War, their recommendation respect- ing the compensation sought by Captain Ilowells. He had How to inform the magistrates, that lie had done so. He had mentioned the matter to the Secretary of State, who said there was no fund available for that purpose. Subsequently he took occasion to have the matter again introduced with 2io better effect. An intimation was then given that Capt. ilowells had already received a suitable compensation, and 'hi;; pretensions might again be taken into consideration. T'lwg indisposition formally to entertain the claim, coupled with a mere consideration of it, was, lie thought, a pretty "distinct but courteous intimation that nothing further was to be expected. REVISION OF LISTS OF JURIES. The Chairman said there was another circumstance to which it was necessary he should direct their attention. It Was the necessity of the revision of the lists of jurors. There Were various abuses in these lists which required reform. Dy the fith of George the 4th, power was given to magis- trates to carry out this reform. Persons had been classed Under various heads, such as merchants, esquires, &c., by which exemption could be pleaded, and means given to escape from the office and responsibility of jurors. This practice necessarily threw the duties of special juries in jparticular on others. This inconvenience was so manifest, ithat he knew it was only necessary to submit the affair to !their notice to secure a remedy. When Sir Robert Peel Was Secretary of State in 1820, the abuses of the system Were brought under his notice, and lie introduced some re- medial measures that had the effect of palliating the evil. The Cardiff gaol accounts, as audited, were then passed, The chairman then read the resolution of the finance committee assembled at Cowbridge, attributing the increase iu. expenditure to the expense incurred in the transit of pri- soners aud that in future such expense should be regulated by the certificate of the visiting justices. ,FEM AT ASSIZES. The chairman then said, that since the last quarter ♦sessions, when a conversation had taken place relative to the tees paid to the clerk of assizes, he had made some inquiry into the matter. He found that, taking into *onsidera,tk>)j the amount of mileage which the clerk of the assize had to travel over, the time expended by him upon this county, together with the small amount of criminal business, which was his chief source of remuneration, the e-itiolurneiits of his office were not too much. He believed the clerk of the assize realised about 1:500 a-year by his office, which certainly was not too large an income for a person who filled such a responsible situation, and who must have had a very expensive education, and who was expected to fill the position of a gentleman in society. He (the chairman) had communicated with the present clerk of assize mpoii the subject, who had evinced every disposition to meet (the views of the magistrates. He would therefore propose "that he should communicate with the judges, and should as- certain from them what amount of remuneration they might •deem'necessary for the clerk of assize. The magistrate? Would perceive the necessity of consulting the judges upon the subject as their sanction was necessary in forming a Slew table of fees, He would propose that the subject should !and over to the Michaelmas quarter sessions, in order to afford him time for communicating with the judges. HOUSE OF CORRECTION AT SWANSEA. From the report of the visiting justices of this prison it appeared that on the 20th of June last the town council of Swansea had sent tf) the justices, informing them that the price of the ground (half an acre and twenty perches) re- quired for making the alteration and extension in this prison ',b:¡ E172 and should the county determine upon purchas- ing the whole field, the council would charge them £ 500 for ,it- a snin which the magistrates generally considered most exhorbitant, The chairman expressed his surprise that the corporation liad not sent in their demand previously, so that the magis- trates might have time and opportunity for taking the subject ilito consideration. At present the magistrates had no means of ascertaining whether the price fixed by the council ^as reasonable or otherwise. Besides, he had been informed a,hat there was a lease of the ground. Mr. T. Edwaid Thomas said the small of ground ^•is indispensably necessary; but the large piece wi»s alto- gether a matter of policy. It was then resolved, that as a nppeared by their surveyor the price demanded by the council for the ground was far beyond its real value, they (the magistratee) declined paying that sum; and also that unless a much more i-ea sonable sum were named, they should take the verdict of a Jury as to its value. GOVERNOR OF THE SWANSEA HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 'This appointment occupied the attention of the magis- trates, The clerk of the peace read an application for the situation from Lieutenant Edward Moxey, which was ae- "elImPanied by a recommendation, dated February, 1842, and ^igned by the magistrates of Swansea and the neighbourhood. estimonials from naval officers, under whom Lieutenant -"laxey had formerly served, were also put in and read. There was another application for the situation from Mr. ^illiam Cox, who stated that he had assisted his father (the late governor), during the last fourteen years in the dis- charge of the duties appertaining to the office, Mr. Cox's application was accompanied by a testimonial signed by a majority of the magistrates of the neighbourhood. The Chairman repeatedly asked whether any gentleman wished to propose Lieutenant Maxey to fill the situation. Not receiving any reply, he put the same question with regard to Mr. Cox, when Sir John Morris rose, and after alluding in the most com- plimentary manner to Lieutenant Maxey's position in society, stated that as he conceived Mr. Cox to be from his long experience the most eligible person to fill the vacant office, he (Sir John) would wi;h much pleasure propose him as a fit and proper person to he elected. This proposition was briefly seconded by the Rev. Dr. Hewson. The chairman then put the motion to the meeting, when Mr. L. L. Dilhvyn rose and proposed Lieutenant Maxey as a fit and proper person to be elected to fill the vacant situation. This proposition was seconded by Colonel Jones, and supported by Mr. Grove, but after a few minutes was with- drawn by Mr. Dilhvyn. Mr. Cox was therefore unanimously elected. A conversation ensued respecting the office of matron of the prison, Mrs. Cox having intimated a wish to retire from that office. It was ultimately arranged that Mr. Cox should be requested to retain the office for some time longer until her successor could be conveniently appointed. INSPECTOR OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. Three year' salary, at £10 a-year, due to Mr. Henry Taylor, Swansea, as Inspector of Weights and Measures, was ordered to he paid. THE COUNTY TOLICE. The following was estimated as the amount of expenditure for the several districts named below for the current quarter Merthyr, £ 317; Newbridge, 247; Ogmore, £111; Swansea, £].17, A COUNTY RATE Of one penny in the pound was ordered. A desultory conversation ensued respecting the NEATH STATION Itol'sE. The inhabitants of Neath evinced the utmost willingness it_ to meet the wishes of the county; but a difference of opinion on some minor point prevented the terms of the building being completed at these sessions. Captain Napier's quarterly report was read by the clerk of the peace. BRIDGEND TOWN HALL AND STATION HOUSE. After a protracted discussion, it was resolved that the sum of £ 350 should be paid hy the county towards the erection of this huilding; and that, at a pepper corn rent, the county magistrates should have the use of the ground floor, for the purpose of transacting all public business appertaining to the magistracy.
Trial of Prisoners.
Trial of Prisoners. William Jenkins, aged 22, was put to the bar, charged with having, oil the lith April, stolen from Thomas Renfrey one coat and various other articles, his property. Thomas Renfrey stated that he was a carpenter, living at 5, Bridge-street, Cardiff. On thu morning of the 4th. April last he left his house about six o'clock and left the door shut. He wore on the day before the green coat that was stolen from him. The coat was left in the front room by the fire, on a chair. The coat was worth about two pounds. He had also a ham of baeon in the house. There was a silk dress belonging to his wife in the parlour. Soon after his return to breakfast he missed the articles. In consequence of certain information lie received he informed Mr. Stockdale of the circumstance. I Barney Kearney sworn I live at Cardiff, and keep a shop. I recollect T. Renfrey calling on me in April last to inquire about a coat, and other articles. The prisoner called Oil me in the evening, and wanted me to purchase a coat. He asked eight shillings for it. I refused to give so much. lie wanted to know what I would give. He then went out and returned in about ten minutes. He dtd not say whose pro- perty the coat was. I told him I would give 4s. tid. He pleaded poverty, and said the coat would not fit him. I produce the coat. I gave 4s. 6d., and prisoner did not state who it belonged to. This is the coat he brought to me. I took the coat the next morning to Renfrey's wife. Renfrey identified the coat produced, and knew it to be the coat he saw safe on Monday evening. My wife showed me the coat on Wednesday. Kearney cross-examined by prisoner: You brought the coat on Tuesday evening, between six and seven. You asked me to buy the coat. Elizabeth ltenfrey sworn I am wife to Renfrey. I re- collect the 4th of April seeing the coat produced. The bacon, shawl, and other articles, were in the house then safe. I got up between seven and eight, on Tuesday,, and missed the articles. I saw Kearney 011 Wednesday, and he gave me the coat now produced. Evan Howell sworn: I live in Bridge-street, and lodge with Renfrey. I slept there the 4th of April last. Renfrey left the house first that morning. After lie left I heard the front door open about five or six minutes after. I came down at quarter-past six a.m. I heard the door open ten minutes before. When I came down the door was lttifopeti. I left the young woman and Mrs. Renfrey in the house. When I went out I shut the door after me. Verdict— Guilty of stealing the coat." Mr. J. B. Woods, Governor of Cardiff gaol, knew the prisoner. He had been previously convicted of felony. The sentence of the court was that lie be transported for ten years. Thomas Llewellyn, aged 21, farm-servant, charged with stealing two shillings, the property of Mr, Thos. Thomas, of Wallace, near Bridgend, farmer. Mary Thomas sworn I am the wife of Thomas Thomas. The prisoner was our servant for five weeks. He left us the 7th of June. He was sent for coal five times in the five weeks. He took a waggon and four horses. He had two shillings to pay turnpike each time. It was to pay toll at the Red Hill gate, on the mail road from Bridgend to Pyle. lie went for coals, and was given two shillings. It was the 3rd of June last. He went after breakfast. He did not return me the two shillings. He came in and asked me for money and victuals to go for coals, and I then gave him two shillings to pay the turnpike. Mr. Phillpotts, attorney for the prisoner, objected to the evidence, as lie ought to be indicted for defrauding toll the gate, and not the prosecutor. The chairman overruled the objection. Rees Bowen sworn I am a farmer, residing near Llan- goed. I saw the prisoner at Laleston on the 3rd of June with a waggon and four horses. I knew they belonged to Mr. Thomas. He was on a bye road leading from Laleston to Sturmy. It was not the road the prisoner ought to have gone from Wallace to Pyle coal-works. It was a very bad road, and he would have had no gate to pass. I have seen him twice before. Mary Powell sworn: I am the wife of the toll keeper at Red Hill gate. My husband is from home, and I collect tolls. I know Thomas, of Wallace's, waggon. I also know prisoner. I was examined before the magistrates at Bridg- end on the 7th of June. The prisoner did not in previous weeks pass the toll gate. I did not receive any toll that week from prisoner. Recollect the week previous, during which the prisoner did not pass. The chairman recapitulated the evidence to the jury. Guilty.—Two calendar months in the Swansea house of correction. First and last week solitary. William Evans was charged with having, on the 16th May, stolen from Hannah Griffiths, of Swanse, a pen-knife and a piece of Indian ink. On coming down stairs on the morning in question she saw a box lying on the floor, which had been forced open, out of which the articles in question were taken. The prisoner was subsequently apprehended, when the articles were found upon him. The prosecutrix identified the articles as those of which she had previous possession. Various other articles of value were taken, but the prisoner was the only individual to whom a participation in a robbery was traceable. The prisoner did not attempt to account for the possession of the articles. Guilty.-Olle month's imprisonment with hard labour at Swansea; to be twice privately whipped. Robert Batcock was charged with having, on the 14th June, stolen at Llanrhidian, a piece of deal timber, the property of the Rev. E. K. James. The prosecutor was building a school-house, and on the day in question missed a piece of timber 23 feet long. The timber was bought out of funds raised by subscription. Bartholemew Jones, who was a labourer on the school at the period in question, deposed to the loss of the timber. He missed the piece on going to his work, which the iiight before was on the premises. As there was not sufficient identification of the timber, the jury, under the direction of the court, acquitted the prisoner. WEDNESDAY. I Before Henry Thomas Esq. The court sat this morning at ten o'clock, when the trial of the prisoners was proceeded with. JVilliam llarman was charged with having, on the 5th of June, stolen an accordian, the property of James Burwell, at the fair of Llandaff. The prisoner, it appeared, was, among many others, looking at the goods of prosecutor, which were laid out by way of a bazaar. There were a great number of persons about. On the prosecutor directing his attention to that part of the stall where the accordians were laid out, he ob- served the prisoner with one in his hand. He attempted to force his way out, when the prosecutor ran after and suc- cieded in catching him. His hat fell off, and the accordian, which was under his coat, fell to the ground. Prisoner was given in charge. Prosecutor identified the article, which was worth ten shillings, as his property. The prisoner had been observed loitering about other stalls, and warned off. Sentenced to one month in Cardiff gaol to hard labour. Last week solitary. William Williams was charged with having stolen, on the 16th May, at Swansea, a pair of cloth trousers, the property of Daniel Harris, Tire article in question, it appeared, was put out in the garden of prosecutor to dry. It was put there about twelve o'clock on the day in question, Prosecutor on going into the garden at half-past two o'clock, found it was missing. Jeremiah Vaughan, one of the Swansea police, from in- formation received, went to Mr. Frankin, pawn-broker, where the article was found. The prisoner brought the article to pawn. On examination they were found to be wet, and refused by the pawn-broker. While the parties were talking the matter over the owner of the article came into the shop, and claimed it as his property. The prisoner was given into custody. William Jones, labourer, happened to be on the road on the day in question which runs by the prosecutor's house, and saw the prisoner with a bundle under his left arm. He went in the direction of the Graig, and then he lost sight of him. Guiltv. A previous conviction having been recorded, the prisoner was sentenced to be transported for seven years. ROBBERY OF PLTE AT SWANSEA. Edward Howell pleaded guilty to having stolen from the Rev. Robert Hewson, of Swansea, a quantity of plate. Eliza Clark, Sarah Walters, Fliza Davies, and June Williams, were charged with having received the plate, well knowing it to have been stolen. Howell was asked by the chairman if he bad well con- sidered his plea, and upon replying in the affirmative, the court sentenced him to be transported for seven years. The trial of the other prisoners was then proceeded with. Marv Jackson sworn I am a servant, in the employ of the Rev. Mr. Hewson. The prisoner entered his service in August last. It was his duty to take charge of the plate be- Ion"'in"' to his master. He remained in his service until the 18th April, and then left. A little before nine in the morn- ing in consequence of his absence, I examined the plate, and found a large quantity missing. It principally consisted of silver tankards, teapot, skewers, spoons, urn, &c., of considerable value. The articles were massive, and of modern make, and several bore the crest of the Rev. -Air- Hewson. Inspector Rees, on being sworn, said that on the evening of the Hth April he received the articles from Mr. Marks, pawnbroker, in Swansea. On the following morning I re- ceived a number of articles from Moses Moses, a pawnbroker. On the same morning 1 found Eliza Clark at a house in Swansea. I forced open a drawer in the bed-room, and found 22 duplicates of the plate pawned. They were read by the two pawnbrokers. Cross-examined by Mr. Phillpotts, who appeared for the defence: Rees produced the tickets before the magistrates. He stated there that the articles received from Marks were silver. Examination of Mary Jackson resumed The plate now produced was in my master's house during the service of the prisoner Howell, who had the charge of it. I saw the prisoner twice at my master's house in company with Howell. Cross-examined: The, forks have not the mark of my master upon them, but the handles are twisted a little, and are very thin. I identified the skewers by private marks, and the well of the urn by a hole in the bottom of it, in consequence of which it was not used. The tankard I know- by the soldering on it. The coffee-pot by its want of a top. I don't know whether the other tankard bears an initial. On the occasion I saw the prisoner Clark in company with Howells. She came for him to see his brother, who was ill. I had access to the plate during the time Howell was butler. The Rev. Dr. might have put plate in his pocket, and pre- sented it to any one without my knowing. By the Court: — Mr. Hewson delivered the plate to the care of Howell, when he entered Dr. B.'s service, in my presence. Wm. Williams examined: I have been in Dr. Hewson's service, but have left him. Since Howells left him I have frequently waited at table. The witness positively identified the plate as belonging to Dr. Hewson. Mr. Phillpotts cross-examined this witness at great length, but his evidence was not shaken. Mr. Marks examined, who stated that the prisoner Clark came to his shop to pledge the teapot on the 31st October, and said it was the property of Mrs. Jones, on the Burrows, a lady in reduced circumstances. On another occasion prisoner came to the shop, accompanied by (Mark, and pledged spoons, and gave witness a similar account to what she did on the former occasion. Mr. Marks enumerated the articles which were pledged at different times, and the various sums advanced upon them, all the particulars of which have before appeared in the papers. Cross-examined It is quite usual for pawnbrokers to receive plate with crests. I should not always look at the crest or the initial. Prisoner was not respectably dressed when she brought the Jplate, She appeared in a humble capacity. Mr. Phillpotts addressed the jury on the part of the de- fence, and contended that there was no intention on the part of Howell to steal the property. If the jury was satisfied that there was no intention to Fteal, by a necessary consequence, there could be no charge of receiving such goods as stolen. Howell only meant to pawn them in order to redeem them. There was he contended 110 guilty knowledge on the part of Howell, for his intention was from the manner he disposed of them, not a felonious one. Mr. Phillpotts then proceeded to commment on the evidence of of Miss Jackson for the purpose of showing the discrepancy between her direct and cross-examination. There was, he contended, a laxity in the general tone of her examination, and t articularly in the manner in which she idontifiml certain articles of plate. This discrepancy, he contended, was fatal to the general veracity of her deposi- tions. He thought it a hardship that the depositions ou which alone he could ground his defence ilkf not contain in full the evidence in support of the indictment. The evi- dence of Williams in particular lie contended ought to be read with caution, inasmuch as.i.t vyas full two years since he had seen the p!ate, and it was but rational to suppose that a belief as to the identity of certain articles was very doubtful. He contended that there was no evidence of the possession of the articles up to a certain period by Dr. Hewson. The fact of Howell pleading guilty now could not effect the prisoner, because unless she had a guilty knowledge of the fact of theft, she could not be charged with a reception of them knowing them to have been stolen. She pawned for his benefit, and certainly received no part of the considera- tion. There was not upon the whole, he contended, that knowledge of the alleged robbery on her part to warrant the jury in finding,her guilty. Guilty. The other female prisoners. Sarah Walters, Elizabeth Davies, and Jane Williams, were put forward. The same evidence was adduced when they were seyerally found guilty, but recommended to mercy. Mr. Phillpotts moved an arrest of judgement, on the ground that the principal offender was not convicted of larceny. Ihe Chairman sentenced Eliza Clerk to be imprisoned 12 months, in tl)e house of correction in Swansea; first and last months, solitary. Sarah Walters, 6 months, Jane Williams, a months, Elizabeth Davies, 1 week. Joseph C itmlt/, charged with having stolen from David Evans, of Newcastle, a washhand-stand, was discharged by proclamation. John Mason, was also discharged by proclamation. «- NEATH, TOWN IIALL, FRIDAY, Ju-, r 23. --Before F. Fredericks, H. Gwyn, G. Llewellvn, Esqrs., and Capt. Lindsay, John Thomas, labourer, of the parish of Neath, was charged by John Thomas, carpenter, of the same place, with violently assaulting him; settled out of court. John Parry, of the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath, was charged by Wm. Morgan, police officer, with being drunk and riotous on the public street, on Sundav, the 18th instant fined 9s. 6d., including cost—paid.—Margaret Savours and Wm. Jones, both of the parish of Neath, were charged by John Bentley, overseer of the said parish, wih refusing to pay the poor rates ordered to pay the amount of rate with cost. Mrs. Eldrige, was charged by Mr. Bentley, for a similar offence discharged, their worship considered her too poor to pay the rate—Morgan Jacobs, of the parish of Aberavon, was charged by Catherine his wife, with threat- ening to do her some greivous bodily harm he was con- victed in the penalty of 20s., including cost—paid. MERTHYR. CYFARTIIFA. Report is afloat that 700 tons of mine less than usual are to be raised here. Pi.i MOUTH. -Several men are being discharged here weekly. Fortunately many of them will be employed during harvest tiine,leitlier here or elsewhere. THE MOON.—Just as this luminary of night changed on Sunday evening last, we were visited with a fine shower of rain. It seems there was an eclipse of the sun that day also, though invisible in Great Britain. BIBLE SOCIETY.-We perceive that the annual meeting of the Merthyr Auxiliary, is to be held at the English Wesleyan chapel on Monday evening next. The Hon. member for the borough has kindly consented to take the chair. Nlr. T. Phillips, of Hay, and E. Davies, of Brecon, will attend as deputations from the parent society. MERTHYR MARKET. —Hay 3s, to 3s. Gd., per cwt. J oat5 5s. per bushel; eggs 15 for Gd. | bacon 6d., per lb. new potatoes 21b for 2.; peas 6d., per quarter; cheese 3d. to 6d. per lb.; salt butter 8±d. fresh 9d. to lOd.; mutton old. beef 4d. to Gd.; lamb 5d. to 6d. j veal 3d. to 5d. per lb. POST OFFICE.-Not less than 1242 post office orders were given here the quarter ending fifth of April, and the number for the quarter ending the fifth of this month will be very nearly the same. Eight thousand letteis are received here weekly on all average, which is more than one thousand a day. Thus, it appears that the duties of the postmaster and his assistants have greatly increased since the pennv postage has come into operation, whilst the advantages to the public are proportionally greater, Dogs continue loose about the streets. What has become of the clapt-bow-wow policeman and his novel system 1 MERTHYR.-We understand that the new Station-house is to be built on the southern side of Market Square, and that several builders have been inspecting the plans and spe- cifications. 1 The Merthyr Tydvil Stipendiary Magistrates' Bill received j the royal assent on Tuesday last. This act empowers Her Majesty to appoint a barrister of not less than seven years standing to be a Justice of the peace, within the limits of the act; comprising the parishes of Merthyr Tydvil, Aberdare, and the Hamlets of Brithdir, in the parish of Gelljgare, and Rhijos, in the parish of Ystradyvoduck, at a salary of.CCOO per annum. The justice is required to reside within the parish of Merthyr Tydvil, and to attend within such parish three days at least, weekly, and one day in the parish of Aberdare, or Hamlet of Brithdir. The justice is empowered to appoint a clerk at a salary of £ 150 per annum. IT SOMEWHAT DOUBTFUL. — -Tli6 Derry Standard says, e have heard, 011 authority 011 which we feel disposed'to rwJ6 ro''atlce' that the Government intend to apprehend v, onn^"> alu^ have him tried for high treason, and that their object in filling the country with troops is to preserve the peace when such an occurrence piay take placet"
NEWPORT. THE BURGESS PROPERTY. -The grass upon the marshes, of which there is this season an abundant crop, has been dis, posed of by auction at a profitable rate and we understand the second crop has been purchased by Mr. George Masters, to be cut after the 1st of August who hopes in the mean- time, by assiduously applying himself to the matter, to get up the Newport races, under the patronage of the Colonel and officers of the 73rd regiment. The dues paid by the trustees of the Newpcrt district for the road attached to the marshes, and the rental paid by the owner of the mill for the use of the Burgesses' invaluable inillpond, together with the produce of the hay above alluded to, will, on division, amount to about 14s. to each recipient of the burgess iiio iiies. -I,)ziizottilish ire Beacon. MASONRY. — On Wednesday last, between twenty and thirty of the brethren of the Silurian" lodge of free and accepted masons, met at the Westgate Inn, and dined together in celebration of St. John's day. The viands were in the host's best style, and the brethren passed a verv pleasant evening together, having agreeable cause to congra- tulate themselves on the increased extension of masonry in the town and neighbourhood of Newport. We hear, that in August next, the lodge will be consecrated, when Sir John Guest will attend as Provincial Grand Master for South Wales. ST. PArL's CHURCH.—We understand the Rev. Henrv Wyburn, of Beverston Rectory, Tetbury, has been appointed to the incumbency of St. Paul's Church, in this town, vacant by the death of the Rev. Jas. Francis. The rev. gentleman preached here on Sunday week for the first time. FATAL ACCIDENT.—Some short time back, we recorded the death of the master of the Matilda," of Southampton, at this port (Newport), occasioned by a piece of coal falling upon him while the vessel was being loaded. On Saturday evening last, this vessel being again in our port, was likely to receive some damage from contact with another coming in;- and one of the hands of the Matilda" went out on the bowsprit to ward off the vessel, when he slipped his hold, fell in, and was drowned. The body, we understand, was picked up at Caerleon, on Thursday. NEWPORT POLICE-Thursday, June 29th. [Before the Mayor and W m. Brewer, Esq.] Tf m. Reese was committed to take his trial at the next assizes, on the charge of stealing iron, the property of Mr. Powell. 11. James Campbell made complaint against Mrs. Lance, who was too modest to make her appearance, of having assaulted him. The complainant, although a soldier and corporal of the 73rd regiment, would rather run than fight a woman and, therefore, after Mrs. Lance, in the absence of a lance, had done her best with a pair of tongs, he quitted the house and sought the protection of the police. The assailant was said to be at the time of the onset, rather f, 'toxicated," and used language which the gallant corporal would not soil his tongue with repeating. The magistrates postponed the case for the production of other witnesses. -0- MONMOUTH UNION.—At a meeting of the Board of Guar- dians on 1-rid ay week Mr. J. Woollett was appointed surgeon for the Monmouth division, and that gentleman has also undertaken to discharge the duties of the Skenfrith division, until another is chosen. Mr. George Watkins, of Wyebridge-lane, entered into a contract to supply the Union with bread, for the next six months, at five-pence the four-pound loaf. Jones's GRAMMAR SCHOOL.—On Tuesdayweek, the half- yearly meeting was held at the Grammar School, Monmouth. The Rev. Thos. Williams, Edward Machen, Esq., Rev. J. L. Dightpn and D, Jones, examined the boys on the founda- tion, and prize-books were given to the following :—C. Garnsey, first prize C. Parsons, second C. Parry, third J. Coates, fourth W. Cossens, fifth; H. Williams, sixth W. Yeates, seventh; George Bushel, eighth, for drawing; K W eare, ninth, for writing and cyphering. Nineteen boys were afterwards admitted into the school. FESTIVITY AT SIR BENJAMIN AND LADY HALL'S, PORT MAN-SQUARE. On Saturday last his Royal Highness the Prince of Wir- tinburg and his Serene Highness Prince Reuss de Lobenstein honoured Sir Benjamin and Lady Hall with their company to dinner, at their residence in Portman Square, attended by his Excellency the Baron de llugel, the Baron de Maucler, Count Zeppelin, and the Baron de Beust. There wh ere present to meet their Royal Highnesses the Russian Minister and the Baroness Brunow, the Belgian Minister and Madame Van de Weyer, the Prussian Minister and Madame Bunsen, the YiCOUlt Mandeville, Lady Elizabeth and Miss Fielding, Viscount Seaham, Viscount 'Templeton, and the Hon. Lady Murray. In the evening her Ladyship had some ancient W elsh melodies performed under the able superintendence of Mr. Parry, jun., who presided at the pianoforte. Among other. airs the Druidical chaunt of "Hob y deri danno." with the Welsh words, and the war song of Owen Glei}dw-r, sung by Lieut. Ernest Bunsen, were particularly admired. Besides the amature perform- ance, the Misses Williams of Cardiganshire, sang several of their native melodies with the Welsh words with great taste, and were much applauded, as well as Miss Rainforth, who sang two or three ancient Cambrian airs in a most efl'ective manner. The Welsh harper (Mr. Jones, from Llanover) was in attendance, and performed some very fine pieces on the triple harp durind dinner, also accompanying the Welsh amateur singers during the evening. Mr. Parry, by particular desiie, gave some of his most celebrated comic songs. The whole concluded with the ancient melodv of "Ar hyd y nos," sung by seven voices accompanied by harp and piano, with two verses in Welsh and two in Eng- lish, commencing "Hail to our Queen," "Hail to our Prince." The air, by a rapid transition, concluded in "God save the Queen the whole entertainment was very unique and, with the exception of Mr, Parry's comic songs, con- sisted entirely of original Welsh music. There was a small select party in the evening, among whom were the Brazilian Minister and Madame de Lisboa, the Greek Minister, the Netherlands Minister, Marquis and Marchioness of Plla- vicini, Baron Kiel, Count de Schen Meffensdorff, Earl and Countess of Fortescue, Earl of Devon, Lord and Lady Jas. Stewart, Mr. and Miss Stuart, Lord and Lady Delame.te, Hon. Mist Cholmondeley, Yiscount Loftus, Viscount and Viscountess Gage, Lady King, Lady Maria West, Lady C. and Mr. Sandf^d, Loid and Lady Cuttenham, and Hon. Miss Pepys, Baron and Lady Parke, Hon. Mr. and Mrs. C. Howard, Lady Shelley, Miss Greviile, Mr. Hanburv, Lord and Miss Bateman, Earl of Ilchcster, Lady C. Strang- ways, Mr. and Lady Harriet Mostyn, discount Clements, discount Ebrington, Viscount and Viscountess Courtenav, Lady Blantyre, Hon. Miss Stuart, Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Rashleigh, Sir Robt. and Lady Gardiner, Sir Wm. and Lady de Bathe, Mr. and Mrs Gaily Knight, Hon. Mrs. Dawson Damer, Mr. and Lady L. D. Bromley. Mr. Har- court, Hon. E. Lascelles, Miss W. W. Wvnn," Hon. Mrs. Cunliffe Offley and Miss Crewe, Hon, Mr. and Mrs. Locke King, Sir C. Salisbury, Sir J. Y. Buller, Sir A. Woodford, Bishop of Norwich, Colanels North and Stanhope, Lieut. E. Bunsen, Rev. H. Bunsen, Dr. Dunsford, &c.
ITHE RIOTS AT CARMARTHEN.
BRECON INFIRMARY.—June 27, 1S43. ————— I. OCT. Patients remaining last Week 4 32 Admitted since 1 14 5 46 Cured and Relieved. 0 10 Dead. 0 0-0 10 Remaining. 5 3G Physician for the ensuing Week Dr. Lucas, Surgeon, &c Mr. B4tt. BRECON MARKET.—Wheat 5S. lOd. barley 3s, 2d.; oats 2s. 3d.; malt 6s. 8d.; per imperial average; beef 6d. mutton 5jd; veal 5d. lamb 5.j butter 9d; skim cheese 4|d. The Lord Chancellor has appointed Joseph Richard Cobb, of Brecon, in the county of Brecknock, Gentleman, to be a Master Extraordinary, in the High Court of Chancery. THE CROps,-We are glad to find that the grain in the. neighbourhood of Brecon looks remarkably well, the last few days of fine warm weather having completely restored them. Hay is being cut down, and there is every prospect of an abundant harvest. We understand that Joseph Bailey, jun., Esq., M.P., has presented a donation of one sovereign towards the purchase of musical instruments for the Hereford Teetotal Society, the members of which are about to form an Instrumental Band in connexion with their institution. The honourable member recently gave a like sum for a similar object at Monmouth. THE RIOTS AT CARMARTHEN. (From our Correspondent.) CARMARTHEN, Saturday, One A.M. The troop of horse soldiers have just returned from an excursion to Talog, about five or six miles out, where the Rebeccaites usually hold their midnight meetings. They were sent for by express about three hours since, and went off in great haste at full gallop. I suppose, however, it turned out a false alarm, or else Rebecca got out of the way, for their services were not required. Colonel Love and the Vice-Lieutenant, as well as Major Parlby, went with them. Friday Night. Since my communication of yesterday everything has remained perfectly tranquil. The company of the 73rd foot arrived here this morning at about ten o'clock, under the command of Major Dawson, having marched from Llanelly, a distance of fifteen miles. They marched through the town to the workhouse, where their quarters are fixed. They were received by Colonel Love, commandant of the district, and Major Parlby, in command of the troop of 4th dragoons. I understand this troop has recently returned from India, and the 73rd were in Canada at the time of the rebellion. Great importance being attached to the meeting of magis- trates and delegates to consider the grievances complained of, I attended at Newcastle Emlyn. The meeting was held at the Salutation Inn, at one o'clock this day. It was attended by the following magistrates:— The Hon. Col. Rice Trevor, M.P., and Yice-Lieutenant of the county, Capt. Evans, of Pantykendy; \V. Brigstocke, Esq., of Blaenpant W. II. Parry, Esq., of Noyodd John Lloyd Davies, Esq., of Blaeu Defjiin; Gwianaitl Phillips, Esq. the Rev. Augustus Brigstocke, of Geliydowyll; J. W. G. Hughes, Esq., of Glancothy John Lloyd Price, Esu., of Glangwiily; the Rev. Thomas Lloyd, of Gilfachwen Thos. Lloyd, Esq., of Broiiwydd Edward Lloyd Williams, Esq., of Gwernont Capt. Phillips, Cwm Gwilly Rees Goring Thomas, Esq., of Llysnewvdd W. P. Lewis, Esc., of Yelindra; John Coleby, Esq., of Fynon; Dr. Jones, of Llaneyett; John Griffiths, Esq., Llwyngwin and Wiiiiam Lewis, Esq., of Elinfien. Mr. E. Lloyd Hall, who is a barrister, but not a magistrate-, as stated in my communica- tion of yesterday, was also present ;;8 the representative of the hundred of Upper Elvot, comprising seven parishes, as well as about thirty delegates from other parishes and other gentlemen. Some hundreds of Rebeccaites were congre- gated in the neighbourhood, awaiting anxiously the result of the proceedings. The Vice-Lieutenant took the chair. He snhl he felt extremely sorry that. on this occasion it was his duty to appear before them in the capacity of civil representative of ,'atiN- of this county, in a position of affairs, the like of which he had not witnessed fur tWUJiy years and upwards. It was with great grief and pain he had learnt that the men of this county had not only forgotten what was due to the majesty of the iaws, but also what was due to their own characters as peaceable and dutiful subjects, as to commit the acts of violence and outrage which had recently occurred. He had represented the county for the last twenty-three years and during that period he had no reason to complain of the manner in which he had been treated or of the peaceable character of its inhabitants. It was with the greatest pain he was now compelled to say that outrages had been com- mitted of a very gross character, and such as could not be suffered to be continued. He said this to them now to endeavour to induce them not to place themselves in collision with the laws; if they did, though they might escape for a time, they might depend upon it the Government would send such a force into the county as would put down those out- rages. He had been informed they complained of certain grievances* but it was not necessary he should go into them, for when he said that the magistrates and himself who had resided the greater part of his life in the county, were both willing and anxious to redress all grievances which they may be proved to be such, he was sure they would believe' him. In order that there should be no mistake in the matter, he had written down what the magistrates were willing to do, which he would read to them. He then read as follows :— "W e are willing that every grievance that can be proved to exist, and which can be remedied, should be removed, either in the administration of the funds of the trust, or by the erection of new gates, or by increase of tolls. For that purpose we will name a committee of trustees and tally- holders to go into all the accounts of the trust, and at that committee Mr. Hall shall attend, if he wishes it, on your behalf." The Chairman here said they had proposed that Mr. Hall should be present, because he attended as their advocate, and as far as figures could show he should be satisfied. He then continued the reading of the document :— "If any point of law should arise, counsel's opinion shall be taken by which the trustees must abide until set aside by a Court of Law." The Chairman again interposed in explanation. This portion had been introduced because the trustees were bound by oath to respect the rights of those who had lent money to the trusts; threfore in case of any difficulty counsel's opinion would be taken, and he would "tell them as a friend, as well as one who held the civil power of the county in his hands, that the way to redress grievances was not either by outrage or tumult, but by the law. He then again read from the document as follows :— The magistrates have had a force of trc-ops put at their disposal by the Government, and though they are willing to redress all that is amiss, they cannot give way to force, and must put down also all disturbances, the Government being ready to increase the number of troops if necessary." It would give him the greates pain to use those troops against men, to whom he was under deep obligations, and whose houses and cottages he had often visited and received that hospitality for which they were proverbial. He would then beg of them not to force him to do that which he cer- tainly should do, however much he might regret it, if neces- sary in the performance of his duty force him to order those troops to fire on them. He entreated them to cast away those busy meddlers who had interfered with them, and thus led them astray, for that these were not their own acts he knew. But let them remember if the law was violated it must be vindicated. If it was violated, and force were used, the troops must resist force by force. If they had grievances they were ready to redress them. Come with their com- plaints to the gentlemen who were their neighbours, and they might depend upon being attended to, but avoid at- tending nightly meetings, and commuting acts of outrage which would be ruinous to them. Recollect also there was a gentleman to whom they had entrusted their complaints, and he would represent them no doubt properly, but he could not do so if those outrages were continued. As there might be some in the room who were small talhrholders, he would have them recollect what madness it was in them to at all countenance such outrages, for, by destroying the gates they were destroying their own funds, and they would be compelled to repair the roads themselves under heavy penalties of £ 300 or £ 400. If they would only rest quietly for a little while he understood thut the burdens and extra tolls would be removed. They knew lie yvas not a trustee but he felt it his duty to inquire, and had received informa- tion on the subject, which, whether true or not he could not say, but lie must say that what they had stated as complaints had been greatly exaggerated. After repeating the assurance of the desire to redress real grievances, and cautioning them that if the outrages were continued they must withdraw the proposition fe.r a committee, the Hon. Gentleman concluded by calling on Mr. Lloyd to explain the paper he had read in Welsh. 1\1r. Lloyd, of Bronw}dd, then addressed the meeting in elsh, a translation of which is as follows: -Friends and Neighbours—I regret my inability to speak the Welsh language perfectly, but I hope you may understand me. We are come here to benefit the county and to restore peace, after the outrages which uisgiaced it, 0 are come here to hear your grievances, and the burdens with which you are oppressed, and if such grievances and burdens shall be satis- factorily proved, we shall be most willing to rectify them, and, if necessary, entirely t" remove them. We therefore propose the formation of a committee to investigate the affairs of the Newcastle trust; and we are also desirous that the Honourable Gentleman, Mr. Hall, who is the advocate of a very considerable district, should always sit on such committee, so that lie may see the accounts of the trust thoroughly investigated and published. I speak the lan- guage of the magistrates present, as well as my own, when I express the sorrow I feel that this hitherto peaceable county has been the scene of outrages, the Government I s- (WmpH it necessary to send the mihlary among u5, l-id hardly credit it when I heard it I said, "Surely this is not the work of Welshmen; there must be foreigners among the Welsh urging them on to their rum. Is this the peaceable county that has done as much, if not more, for the cause of religion than any other county 1 Is this the mode to redress your grievances f Can you prosper by violating the laws? Are you inferior in loyalty to your bretheren in North Wales 1 When Hetherington, the Chartist, was seiu to Llanidloes he failed to execute his mission in stirring up the people to revolt, for he said the Welsh were too religious a people publicly to violate the laws." There is no grievance that cannot be redressed in a peaceable and constitutional manner; then, my friends, in the name of God put a stop to proceed- ings so scandalous and disgraceful. I am old enough to remember the trench invasion, when every man, woman, and child were up in arms to resist the ruthless invader; and are you become so degenerate that you will continue to dis- grace the country, and to destroy that character for valour and loyalty handed down to you by your ancestors from Agincourt, Minden, and Waterloo ? My friends, pause ere it be too late, for be assured the Government is determined to vindicate the laws of the country with the strong arm of the law- As I have had the honour of addressing thousands of you before, in your own language, at your religious, asem- blies, and you have always honoured me with your attention, so I trust and hope you will use your influence in putting a stop to proceedings which, if persisted in, will ultimately ruin this hitherto happy and peaceable county. In comparison with other counties we are poor already, and why will you throw aw-av, by an infatuation unaccountable, the many- blessings which you stil possess. Humble und uninfluential an individual as I am, I will ever do all in my power to alleviate and remove the burdens which oppress my countrymen, Mr. I,. Hall said he would state the conditions on which he attended this meeting. Certain delegates called on him last week and showed him notices they had received from Rebecca, commanding them to attend at Carmarthen, on Monday. He had recommended them to abstain from doing so, and had brought these notices to the magistrates. The present meeting was composed of all the respectability of the county-that was an assurance that all real grievances would be redressed. Let the committee be formed, and the accounts analyzed the people would not find him a weak advocate. All they wanted was fair play to the trus- tees, to the tally-holders, and to the public. He hoped this meeting was a beginning of fair piaj, They complained not only of the tolls, but of the manner in which they were treated by the justices. He did not think that injustice was done Purposely, but through mistakes, to which thov wPrP all liable; but, as honourable men, they would set that right. There must be no hurrying of the matter-the com- mittee must have time. As a barrister he knew that many- points of law would arise, and require much time for deli- beration. As to the outrages commitied by Rebecca, they were most scandalous, and if he had had a* force the other night he would have endeavoured to put a stop to them. He was muca blamed m the county for having sent to the Government for soldiers. He knew he ran much risk by so doing, but every man must be prepared to do that for his country. He had told the people, and he now told them, that the law must be kept. The people were already poor enough and it was the height of folly in them, by encourag- ing Rebecca, in destroying property making them still poorei, If they kept within the law he would advocate a redress of their grievances, but if they broke the law he would no longer continue to act for them. Mr. L. illiams congratulated the meeting upon the modeiate tone of Mr. Hall, the chosen advocate of the peo- ple but he must beg to differ with him on one or two points. Mr. Hall had stated that injustice had been done by the magistrates, but that had not been proved he also I stated that the magistrates had sent for the troops, yvhereas, the Govevunitiit had sent them, The Chairman interrupted Mr. Williams to correct this statement. He (Colonel Trevor), as Vice-Lieutenant of the county, had been in constant communication with the Government on the subject, and he had, for one, made a requisition to them for the troops, and indeed pressed for them before he left London. Mi. "W illiams continued— He was glad to be corrected. There was one thing more he must allude to. It was talked of tiiioughout England, and was a disgrace to the country, that these outrages were perpetrated by men disguised as women. This was abominable, and a gross libel on the other sex. The committee having been nominated, the chairman said he considered the business at an end; but L. Morris rose and inquired if the meeting was to separate without the people knowing if the tolls were tn be reduced. Sir. Lloyd Dasies said he ttiouifht the tally-holders should be written to to request them to do what all the landlords had been obliged to do, reduce their interest to 37 per cent., and the Governm 'nt asked to extend the time for repayment of the principal lent by them, and take 2 per cent, per annum for it, instead of 5 per cent., which would allow double the time to pay it, and then the extra half toll could be immediately got rid of. The coun- try's salvation depended on what they did that day. Several tally-holders present signed a pledge to take 3 per cent. The crowd outside was then addressed from the windows by several speakers, and the proceedings of the meeting explained to them in Welsh but as far as I could gather the information was far from satisfactory to them. The committee was appointed to meet on Friday, the 30th of June, and the meeting broke up.
VISIT OF THE QUEEN TO WALMER CASTLE We had the gt atification a few weeks since to announce that our beloved Sovereign again contemplated to honour the county of Kent, by renewing her residence, during the present summer, at W aimer Castle. The present intention, we hear, is. that the Queen, with her Royal Consort and the infant Prince of W ales and the Princesses, will take up their abode at Walmer Castle, for the purpose of enjoying frequent short sea excursions along the coast in the Royal Victoria and Albert yacht, which splendid vessel will be moored off the Castle during the time of Her Majesty's sojoum.-Kentigh Gazitte. THE LOG Y AC.UION.-It is known to the initiated that there is a long vacation" in law proceedings, from the 10th of August to the 24th of October, and that pleas are often pleaded at great expense to plaintiffs, for the purpose, as it is termed in the profession of throwing an action ever the long vacation," gaining about two months' time. There is, however, a bill in the Housj of Commons (Supe- rior Courts Common Law Bill), in which it is proposed to annihilate the long vacation," as far as legal proceedings are concerned, in actions for sums not exceeding £20. By the 21st section it is provided that proceeding's shall be con- tinued between the 10th of August and the 24th of Octo- ber. There is no long vacation in the Palace Court, where there is generally an accession of business when actions in the superior courts are stayed. There are three Queens and two Kings now in London. The Queen of England, the Queen Dowager, and the Queen of the Belgians the Kiug of Hanover, and the King of the Belgians. INCOME TAX.—Doubts have arisen whether landlords making deductions of a per centage to their tenants, from their rents can be allowed to deduct in proportion to such allowance from their property tax, but it is now understood that such deduction cannot be allowed from the ra!e. USEFUL DUCK.—Mr. Meyrick, farmer, of the parish of Yarkhill, has in his possession a duck which, from the 8th of January to the 15th of May last, laid 126 eggs, having missed laying one day only, for which it made up by deposi- ting two the next. She has since hatched fourteen young ones. PEN-SIO.NS.-By the death of the Earl of Cathcart and of Sir Charles Bagot, two diplomatic pensions have fallen in to the Government, amounting together to the sum of £ 3,486 but by the accession of Lords Beauvale and Ponaonby pensions of a similar nature, amounting together to £2,568, have accrued, so that a saving of E918 only will take place in the diplomatic list, which contains 43 members. The total amount of payments being £43,138 12s. 4d. for the year ending January 5th, 1843, for retired pensions and £ 140,408 for ambassadors in active service, for the same period being in the whole the sum^of £ 183,138 lis. 4d. for this branch of the public service, PorvvAiios.—A Parliamentary paper just published, states that according to the census of 1841 the population of England, Wales, and Scotland, was 18,531,853—of whom 9,012,972 were males, 9,513,985 females, and 4,896 travelling by railways and canals. The population for Ireland by the same cencus was 8,175,238. The following is an abstract of the number of persons in Ireland 'ascertained by the Com- missioners of Public Instruction to belong to each religious denomination in the year 1834 :-Iembers of the Established Church, 852,064; Roman Catholics, 6,427,712; Paesbv- terians, 642,356; other Pratc-stant Dissenters, 21,808—Total of abstract, 7,943,940, FAVEHSHAM,—There are now living in his own freehold in this place, a retired publican and his wife, whose united ages amount to 178 years. They have been married <53 years last Thursday, and keep no servant to wait upon them. — "Maidstone Journml. XOYEL WAGER.-Some evenings ago a wager of a some- what novel and laughable character came off at Mr. B-'s, the highly respected landlord of the White Hart, Turner- street, London Hospital, between two east end gentlemen. A bet was offered that one gentleman would sip a pint of ale with a small tea-spoon in less time than his friend would eat an ordinary captain's biscuit, the latter gentleman boast- ing of matchless molares of his own. The biscuit was backed at great odds to win in a canter. As the performances pro- gressed, however, it was obvious that the masticator could not afford to allow his jaws a moment's hoJyday, whilst his ale-bibbing antagonist, smiling and looking up at intervals with provoking tantalization, invited him every now and then to a tea-spoonful of wet. The result was, that the whole of the liquid was disposed of when a considerable portion of the solid remained undemolished. John Webb, who was at the last gaol delivery holden for the county of Hereford, on the 28th day of March last, in- dicted for murder and found by the jury insane, was removed on her Majesty's warrant to the Whitciiurch Asylum, on the 15th instant.
tiirtbø. ifctarrtagrg, anil ocatoo. BIRTHS. On the 29th of June, at Llandaff Court, the lady of the Rev. Geo. Thomas, of a son and heir. On the 19th of June, at Newport, Monmouthshire the lady of John Fraser, Esq., of a daughter. On the 20th of June, the wife of A. Brewer Eso surgeon, Glanrhyd Cottage, Coalhrook Vale, of a son. On the 26th of June, at Carmarthen, the lady of John Aaron Timmins, Esq., of a son and heir. On the 10th instant, the lady of John B. K. Grover Esq., Elm-street, Manchester, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 15th of June, at Trodegar Church, bv the Rev. Mr. Knight, Mr. Dickson, draper, of Merthyr Tydvil, to Ann, yungest aUghtei of Mr. George Jlles, .aget of Ebbw Vale. .v ^he 23d of June, at the Parish Church of Swansea, by the Rev, W m. Hevvson, D.D., yica, Mr. John Woodruffe, of the Branch Bank, Swansea, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late John Charles Collins, Esq., M.D., of Swansea. On the 29th June, at the Parish Church of Swansea by the Rev. Wnj. Hewson, D.D., Vicar, Mr. Geor?e Alexander master of the Alexander Robinson, Cuba Trader, to Elizabeth' eldest daughter of Mr. John Bennett, landlord of the Tiger Inn, Swansea. On the 29th of June, at Neath, by the Rev. H. H. Knight, Mi. Daniel Davis, of Cwm Avon, parish of Michaelstone, to Elizabeth Bamford, of Keath. On the 27th of June, at Bethany Chapel, Cardiff, Mr. William Pell Hiley, ironmonger, to Miss Jane Gould, both of Cardiff. DEATHS. On the 29th June, at Clarence Terrace, Swansea, in the 49th year of her age, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Mr. Vidall. On the 2Sth June, in Albemarle-street, Mr. Murray, the eminent publisher. On the 23rd June, in Edinburgh, Lord Robert Ker, Ad- jutant-General in Scotland. He was grand uncle of the present Marquis of Lothian. On the 21st of June, at the residence of her brother, C. H. Powell, Esq., North Parade House, Monmouth, Miss Susannah Powell, aged 71 years. On the igtil of June, at Caerwent Inn, near Chepstow, aged 68 years, Mrs. Sarah Mason, relict of the late Mr. Daniel Mason, of Chepstow, On the 14th of June, at an advanced age, Mr. Samuel Powell, tin plate worker, &c., Ship-street, Brecon. On the 17th of June, at Tynewydd, near Brecon, aged 76, Mrs. Sarah W illiams, relict of the late Wm. Williams, Esq. of Manest Court, much regretted by a large circle of rela- tives and mends. On the 17th of June, after a short illness, Mr. David Daies, maltster, of Talgarth, and late of the Castle Inn, in that borough. On the 25th of June, at Neatli, aged 73 years, Ann, wife of Mr. James Reynods. On the 22d of June, suddenly, at Dover, Edward Taylor, Esq., brother of Sir Brook Taylor, and of the late Sir Herbert Taylor. On the 25th of June, in her eighth year, Mary, daughter of Mr. Samuel Evans, printer and manager at the Carmar- then Journal Office. On the 20th of June, at an advanced age, Mrs. Edwards, the mother of Mr. R. Edwards, sexton and National School teacher, of Aberdare. On the 21st of June, the infant child of Mr. D. Evsnat of Aberdare hill, after a few hours' illness. On the 24th of June, at Troedyrhiw, Mrs. Evans, deq ly regretted.